• Tony Parker's(notes) calf injury is going to cost him between two and four weeks and puts his fanasy owners in h2h leagues in a tough spot. The short side of that timetable would mean he returns at the start of the default playoffs, while a worst-case scenario means he's not helping at all unless you get to the finals. Get him on the block immediately if you know you can't wait things out either way - at least try an offer or two before you straight drop him. George Hill(notes) will move into the starting five and makes for a solid pickup - his numbers in 51 career starts include 14.6 points on 48-percent shooting, 1.1 threes, 3.6 assists, 1.6 turnovers, and 0.8 steals in 33 minutes. Manu Ginobili(notes) erupted for 61 points, 12 boards, 13 assists, five steals, and two blocks over the past two games and will have an opportunity to make up for his long shooting slump while Parker is out. James Anderson(notes) and Gary Neal(notes) are also now in line for more minutes off the bench and deserve deep-league consideration.
• Andrew Bogut(notes) asked out of Saturday's game late and did not practice Monday because of what is being described as left ribcage pain. The Journal Sentinel is also reporting that Bogut continues to deal with pain in his surgically-repaired elbow and hand, so this qualifies as bad news getting worse. We should have more definitive word on the extent of Bogut's new injury by early Tuesday. The Bucks' depth chart behind Bogut includes Ersan Ilyasova(notes) (currently dealing with a concussion), Larrry Sanders, and Jon Brockman(notes).
• Antawn Jamison(notes) suffered a broken left pinky finger Sunday but we aren't likely to find out if it will cost him games until Tuesday. Estimates will vary in the interim, depending on how severe the break is and considering that it's his non-shooting hand, so fantasy owners can only sit tight and wait for a specific update. Losing Jamison for any length of time would be a blow for the Cavs' offense as a whole. Samardo Samuels(notes) and newly-acquired Semih Erden(notes) are the likely beneficiaries of surplus playing time.
• John Kuester and Richard Hamilton(notes) met Monday and had a good conversation, after which Rip was back at practice and doing a good job, according to Kuester. Joe Dumars says that Kuester has his full support and the plan is for everyone to move forward "in a first-class manner." Alrighty then.
• Bobcats coach Paul Silas said Monday that Tyrus Thomas(notes) could return to practice next week and the active roster one week later. Thomas is now five weeks removed from his January 21 surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, for which was given a rehabilitation timetable of six-to-eight weeks. Thomas is stash-worthy in deeper leagues if you can carry dead weight for the next few weeks, but be realistic with your expectations. Assuming Silas' guesstimates come to fruition, we're looking at Thomas' first playing time in two months coming during the first week of the default h2h playoffs. And the Gerald Wallace(notes) trade didn't move the meter much when it comes to playing time, so the 25 minutes he averaged in January before he was hurt has to be considered an optimistic ceiling.
• Other status updates: Eric Gordon(notes) is still having problems shooting and we may not see him at all this week ... Baron Davis(notes) says his knee is "a little unstable" and is questionable for Wednesday ... Mo Williams(notes) is expected to play for the Clippers on Monday ... Andrea Bargnani(notes) missed Sunday's game with the flu and will be a game-day decision on Tuesday ... Jason Thompson(notes) (ankle) is questionable for Monday's matchup with the Clippers ... Andray Blatche(notes) (hip) is probable, Rashard Lewis(notes) (illness) questionable for Monday ... Mike Bibby(notes) has been bought out by the Wizards and could be headed to Miami. Corey Brewer(notes) will be bought out by the Knicks and will get interest from a number of contenders.
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