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Meyers Leonard    F/C  Trail Blazers

 

 

Meyers Leonard (illness) said he will only play in case of "emergency" on Wednesday. Leonard told beat writer Jason Quick that he is "down too much weight and dehydrated to start or play big minutes." With Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) already on the shelf, the Blazers will lean even more on a group that includes Zach Collins, Noah Vonleh and Ed Davis.

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Dec 13 - 7:01 PM

Chandler Parsons    F  Grizzlies

 

 

Andrew Harrison, Dillon Brooks, Chandler Parsons, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol will start against the Wizards on Wednesday. With Tyreke Evans (hip) out, the Grizzlies will still keep Mario Chalmers on the bench. There will be a ton of offense going through Gasol in this game and Chalmers should still see his minutes get extended after being held in check this month.

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Dec 13 - 7:00 PM

Ian Mahinmi    C  Wizards

 

 

Mahinmi (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies. Mahinmi has been ruled out after going through pregame warmups. In his stead, and with Markieff Morris (hip) being out, Mike Scott and Jason Smith should be in for extended run.

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Dec 13 - 6:59 PM

Mike Scott    PF  Wizards

 

 

Scott will start Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies. The Wizards ruled out Markieff Morris (hip) out just before tip-off, and Scott will get the nod at power forward in his place. Expect Scott, as well as Kelly Oubre, to pick up increased minutes against a depleted Grizzlies team. Scott had eight points and five rebounds in Tuesday's loss to Brooklyn.

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Dec 13 - 6:59 PM

Nikola Jokic    C  Nuggets

 

 

Jokic (ankle) will come off the bench in his return for Wednesday's game against the Celtics, Denver radio play-by-play announcer Jason Kosmicki reports. Jokic has been cleared to play following a six-game absence with an ankle injury, though the Nuggets are going to bring him off the bench in his return, with Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee starting in the frontcourt. That likely means Jokic will see some sort of restrictions, so it may be wise to temper expectations for his overall production Wednesday. Still, season-long owners can go ahead and activate him now that he's been given the go ahead to play.

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Dec 13 - 6:58 PM

Kenneth Faried    PF  Nuggets

 

 

Faried, in the wake of Will Barton's (back) injury, will draw the start at power forward for Wednesday's game against the Celtics, Jason Kosmicki of the Nuggets Radio Network reports. Though Barton is hurt, allowing Faried to draw a start, Nikola Jokic (ankle) is back. With that being the case, Faried may not see as much run as usual. Over his past eight appearances, he's garnered 27.1 minutes, posting 11.9 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.

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Dec 13 - 6:57 PM

Markieff Morris    PF  Wizards

 

 

Morris will not play Wednesday against the Grizzlies. This is the first we've heard of the issue, and at this point it's unclear if Morris is in any danger of missing multiple games. Regardless, he apparently sustained the injury sometime during Tuesday's loss to Brooklyn, in which he finished with six points in just 19 minutes. Mike Scott will get the start in Morris' place Wednesday.

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Dec 13 - 6:56 PM

Kenneth Faried    F/C  Nuggets

 

 

Kenneth Faried will start against the Celtics on Wednesday. The Nuggets are going to go with Mason Plumlee in the first unit and will bring Nikola Jokic off the bench. Faried was a DNP-CD in the last game on Tuesday, so it'll be really hard to count on him because he'll certainly have a short leash today. He's a drop candidate now that Jokic is back.

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Dec 13 - 6:56 PM

Tyler Johnson    G  Heat

 

 

Tyler Johnson (migraine) will not play vs. the Blazers on Wednesday.

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Dec 13 - 6:55 PM

Ian Mahinmi    F/C  Wizards

 

 

Ian Mahinmi (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies. Mahinmi should be considered day-to-day with his MRI coming back negative, so perhaps he'll be able to get back out there for Friday's game against the Clippers. With him out, Jason Smith and Mike Scott should see some extra minutes, and Scott could be someone to think about as a low-end streamer or DFS punt play with him starting at power forward tonight.

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Dec 13 - 6:54 PM