Spin: Moreland had the procedure on January 3, and he said that he originally sustained the injury during summer league. After trying to battle through it, Moreland had to go under the knife. He's expected to be ready for summer league in July after rehabbing for about six months.
Spin: It will be the first time since Burks was in his "teens" that the shoulder will be at full strength. The shoulder has been a concern since before Utah originally drafted him. "I had a really bad shoulder," he said. Burks added that he couldn't lift his arm over his shoulder, and he admitted that he wasn't healthy all season. Burks is uncertain if he'll be ready for training camp, but the good news is he should be at full strength whenever recovered.
Spin: With Kemba Walker (knee) looking at some serious time on the sidelines, it will be up to Brian Roberts and Gary Neal to run the point for Charlotte. While Pargo is expected to be re-evaluated next week, he can be ignored in almost all leagues.
Spin: He's been battling an ankle injury and the Warriors will want to ease him back. David Lee played well on Tuesday and Marreese Speights has also been a pleasant surprise, so there's no need to rush Ezeli back. He has no fantasy value right now.
Spin: He's violated the NBA's drug policy at least four times and has been suspended twice for it. There is talk of him not wanting to play anymore. The Bucks are not discussing a buy-out of Sanders, but it's certainly something that could happen. He can be ignored in most in fantasy leagues.
Spin: Varejao's absence has thrust Tristan Thompson into a featured role at center, but their frontcourt remains perilously thin. It wouldn't be surprising to see them pick up a big man to relieve Thompson and Kevin Love, but fantasy owners aren't likely to benefit from any low-level transactions.
Spin: There haven't been many updates on his status, but he still doesn't have a timetable to return. The rookie likely won't be in the rotation this season, so owners can safely leave him on the wire.
Spin: It sounds like we won't see Lopez back out on the court until after the All-Star break, and his owners will have to continue to remain patient. With LaMarcus Aldridge currently nursing a thumb injury, Chris Kaman, Thomas Robinson and Meyers Leonard will continue to pick up some extra minutes in the frontcourt for Portland in the short-term. Nicolas Batum and Dorell Wright will also see an uptick in shot attempts and minutes as well.
News: Already without No. 2 overall pick Jabari Parker and center Larry Sanders, the surprising Bucks suffered another blow Saturday when they announced that Marshall would be lost for the season with a torn ACL.
Spin: Marshall hurt the knee Thursday when the Bucks faced the Knicks in London.
Spin: The Heat have already applied for an injury exception and have also been rumored to be interested in signing Josh Smith. We'll update McBob's condition as more news becomes available, but he can safely be dropped in standard leagues while Shawne Williams, Udonis Haslem, and Justin Hamilton will also see a small boost in fantasy value.
Spin: He was active, but the Nuggets kept him out. McGee is expected to play on Thursday, but it's certainly not a lock. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Additionally, Jusuf Nurkic shouldn't be affected.
Spin: Rubio won't play on Wednesday and this makes him very doubtful for games on Friday and Saturday. The Wolves play four games next week, beginning Monday in Dallas, so owners should keep an eye out for updates over the weekend. Zach LaVine will be running the show on Wednesday with Mo Williams (personal) unavailable.
Spin: Randle had the screw inserted after breaking that metatarsal during his senior year of high school, and this procedure was a preventative measure to make sure his foot does not become an issue later in his career. This surgery was unrelated to the broken leg he suffered back in October, and he remains out for the 2014-15 season.
Spin: Richardson has been targeting a January return, so this is a step in the right direction as he tries to work his way back to scrimmaging. It's looking more likely that we'll see J-Rich return in February, but he won't have a prominent role for the rebuilding 76ers so his eventual return won't have much fantasy impact besides potentially taking minutes away from K.J. McDaniels.
Spin: The Mavs are currently the favorite to land Rondo, but the Rockets and Lakers have also thrown their names into the mix. There will be a lot of rumors flying around with regards to Rondo, but it's looking like there's a strong possibility that he is moved at some point this season, meaning Marcus Smart makes sense as a stash-candidate.
Spin: He still has yet to play for the Bucks this season and this news confirms that he will remain off the fantasy radar for the foreseeable future. We will continue to track his progress closely and will update his timetable as soon we know more.
Spin: George remains extremely unlikely to suit up this season, so he can remain on the waiver wire unless you're in a keeper league. We'll continue to provide updates on his progress, but there's been no indication that he will play this year.
Spin: "I don't weigh that," he said. Additionally, a team source told CSN Philly that Embiid's "maximum weight" has been 275 lbs. There's no doubt that Embiid's weight has been a concern with him being largely sedentary, and sources also told CSN Philly that Embiid has "expressed his frustrations with multiple people on the staff when working out this season." That's normal for a 20-year-old learning to navigate his way through the NBA.
Spin: He was able to play 18 minutes in his return on Friday and played well with eight points, eight rebounds, two steals and one block. Washington is going to do everything they can to keep him healthy throughout the season which makes it tough to own him in standard leagues. Until Nene sees his minutes increase, he will only be an asset in deeper leagues while Kris Humphries will continue seeing decent minutes until further notice.
Spin: "To not be able to start the season with these guys and go through all these battles with them and then coming back for a couple games and it's [another injury], that [is bad]," Hill said. Not good. He just can't stay healthy this season and is almost a lock to miss games at some point. We should consider him questionable to play against the Knicks on Thursday.
Spin: LeBron is also doubtful for Friday's game, giving Marion a small window of opportunity with an expanded role. He's worth a glance for daily-league owners seeking a cheap option, but everyone in standard leagues should steer clear given the Cavs' plethora of options on the wings.
Spin: This is a tough blow for his owners but Butler should be fine with a couple days rest. We will go ahead and consider him questionable for Thursday's game against the Lakers, but in the meantime we would expect Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich to see an uptick in minutes in Butler's absence.
Spin: Allen was recently benched in favor of Jeff Green, so this news certainly doesn't help his already limited value. Expect Courtney Lee, Jeff Green and Vince Carter to pick up the slack for Memphis on Tuesday.
Beno Udrih started Tuesday's game in place of Mike Conley (wrist), scoring eight points on 4-of-6 shooting with two rebounds, five assists and two turnovers in 21 minutes.
Spin: Conley is day-to-day and Udrih's quiet line on Tuesday should be enough to scare away nearly all fantasy owners. He's shooting an impressive 51.0 percent this season but isn't doing enough to aid standard-league owners in 19 minutes per game.
Spin: The minutes were easily a season-high and Granger is an uninspiring option even when Deng is on the sidelines. He picked up a DNP-CD in Miami's last game and the only positive for deep-league owners is that he's been able to stay healthy for most of the season. That said, he's worth at least considering if Deng and Dwyane Wade (hammy) are both ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Mavs.
Perry Jones made another start for Kevin Durant (toe) on Wednesday and missed all five of his shots and failed to score in an ugly loss at New York.
Spin: The Thunder are just trying to claw their way into the playoffs and the latest injury to Durant is not helping, and neither is Jones. He's done nothing in his last two starts for KD and should be ignored going forward.
Spin: "We only have like 11 healthy guys," Saunders said. "Other guys will get opportunities." While both players will get a bump in playing time now that Hummel is due to miss at least the next four weeks, neither will provide much fantasy value outside of being a punt play for daily leaguers.
Spin: Jennings' tweet included a photograph of him in a hospital bad and a few words thanking fans for their love and support. The 25-year-old can be dropped in standard fantasy leagues as he'll miss the rest of the 2014-15 season, while D.J. Augustin now becomes a must-own player.
Spin: He got a chance to rest on Tuesday against the Raptors but his status likely won't be determined until closer to tip-off. If Miles is forced to sit again, expect Rodney Stuckey to be the primary beneficiary, with C.J. Watson and Damjan Rudez picking up some additional minutes as well.
Spin: There's a chance he could be out even longer than that, and his owners may be forced to evaluate other options with fantasy playoffs looming. Brian Roberts will take over as the starting point guard in Charlotte and should be picked up in most leagues, while Gary Neal and Lance Stephenson should handle the ball more as well.
Spin: He obviously won't play again this season, but this is fantastic news and hopefully this means we will see him back out on the court soon. Teletovic is flying home to New York on Wednesday, and we will continue to track his progress every step of the way. Expect Cory Jefferson, Bojan Bogdanovic and Brook Lopez to see some extra minutes for the foreseeable future.
News: Bryant is expected to be ready for the start of next season after the Los Angeles Lakers superstar underwent surgery on his torn right rotator cuff.
Spin: Bryant hurt his right shoulder last week in New Orleans, ending his 19th NBA season. He is the third-leading scorer in league history and a five-time NBA champion. Bryant's last three seasons have ended early due to injury. If Bryant meets his surgeon's nine-month timetable, he would return shortly before the start of 2015-16 season.
News: The Bucks have signed Gutierrez to a 10-day contract, replenishing their backcourt depth after a season-ending injury to backup guard Kendall Marshall.
Spin: The 26-year-old Gutierrez most recently played in Canton of the NBA Developmental League, where he averaged 15.2 points, along with six assists and five rebounds, over six games. He spent parts of this season and last season with the Brooklyn Nets.
Spin: His return will provide Atlanta with some additional depth to their backcourt, but Mack's role isn't large enough to warrant attention in most leagues. Dennis Schroder will continue to see a small bump in minutes until Mack returns.
Spin: After he missed half of last season with a similar injury, the Pelicans will likely proceed with extreme caution. Holiday should still be stashed in all leagues in the hope that he can return soon, but this report is a little troubling. In the meantime, Tyreke Evans will continue to run the point for New Orleans, while Eric Gordon will handle the ball more as well.
Spin: This will be his tenth straight game on the sidelines, and it's clear that the Spurs likely won't bring him back until he is 100 percent. Belinelli should be dropped in most leagues, while players like Patty Mills, Manu Ginobili and Cory Joseph will pick up extra minutes in the short-term.
Spin: It seemed like a no-brainer even though his ACL is only partially torn. Wroten is going to miss the rest of the season and he'll be questionable to start next season. Considering how he relies on his quickness, he might not be 100 percent until 2016. While he's out, Michael Carter-Williams will continue to miss his extra shots while K.J. McDaniels, Robert Covington and Jerami Grant also get more run on the wings.
Spin: Steve Nash's oblique doctor is in Vancouver, so that's why he's headed out of state. Muhammad is still expected to be out for a week or two, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Chase Budinger will have to step up with Robbie Hummel (hand) hurt.
Spin: Williams was able to participate in the non-contact parts of practice on Tuesday, but he will miss his tenth consecutive game on Wednesday. Jarrett Jack will again get the start in D-Will's place and will likely continue to start in the short-term once Williams returns as the Nets ease him back into the rotation.
Spin: Freeland has been sidelined since Jan. 3, and he isn't even targeting a return until mid-February. With season averages of 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds, Freeland can safely remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Spin: The Bulls were already looking at a short-handed roster with Jimmy Butler (illness) questionable for Tuesday, so Tony Snell, Aaron Brooks, Kirk Hinrich, and potentially Nikola Mirotic could see big minutes against the Warriors.
Spin: It's possible that we may not see him on the floor again this season, as the Italian simply can't get over his calf issue. If you combine his injury with his already dwindling ability to play basketball, it's safe to ignore him in all leagues.