Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 1.16.12 (Weekend Review)

Ivan Johnson: he’s picking up steam and is worth a look if you need some points and boards (**)

Jason Smith: he notched 15/10 along with a steal and three blocks Saturday, and is worth monitoring for now (*)

Injuries:

Russell Westbrook (ankle): rolled his left ankle Saturday but returned; monitor his status

Courtney Lee (calf): could return tonight

Andrew Bogut (concussion): practiced Sunday and should be fine for tonight

Tracy McGrady (back): hopes to play tonight

Chris Wilcox (calf): will miss another 2-3 games

DJ White (personal): back with the team

Chris Paul (hamstring): MRI came back negative; could play tonight

Steve Blake (ribs): out 2-4 weeks

Mike Miller (hernia): could return Tuesday

Beno Udrih (shoulder): game-time decision tonight

Carmelo Anthony (ankle): day-to-day

Andrea Bargnani (calf): day-to-day

Andray Blatche (shoulder): his shoulder will require extensive rehab; day-to-day

Brian Cook (ankle): day-to-day

Reggie Jackson (knee): hoping to play tonight

Mo Williams (foot): day-to-day

Evan Turner (quad): day-to-day

James Johnson (ankle): day-to-day

Dwyane Wade (ankle): no timetable for his return; day-to-day

Shawne Williams (foot, leg): day-to-day

Steve Nash (back, quad): monitor his status

DeSagana Diop (knee): will be available for Tuesday’s game

Derrick Favors (ankle): didn’t finish Sunday’s game; day-to-day

Josh Howard (quad): day-to-day

Rudy Fernandez (Achilles): day-to-day

Damien Wilkins (personal): day-to-day

Will Bynum (foot): day-to-day

Chauncey Billups (back): expected to play tonight

Gary Neal (quad): left Sunday’s game early; day-to-day

Malcolm Thomas (illness): day-to-day

Corey Maggette (hamstring): still can’t run or jump; no timetable for his return

Richard Hamilton (groin): could be ready by the end of the week

Charlie Villanueva (ankle): day-to-day

Baron Davis (back): might return to practice next week

Quentin Richardson (ankle): will be available tonight

Jason Richardson (knee): probably out tonight

Marcus Camby (ankle): out tonight

For Tonight:

Expect another big game from Kobe, who will look to exact vengeance against the visiting Mavs.

If Melo can’t go for the Knicks tonight, Bill Walker could get another start, but he would only be a candidate for a spot start in deeper leagues.

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