• I don't want to hear any whining from you Corey Maggette owners in the wake of his 3-for-22 performance against the Kings Tuesday. Sure, he made it tough for you to win FG% in your h2h matchup this week, but wasn't he largely responsible for winning you both FG% and FT% over the past five weeks? In 19 games between Dec. 12 and Jan. 22, Maggette shot 62 percent from the field (13.3 FGA) and 88 percent from the line (11.2 FTA) and was the cumulative leader in positive impact in both categories over that stretch. Amar'e Stoudemire(notes) (56% FG, 15.3 FGA) and Kevin Durant(notes) (87% FT, 10.2 FTA) had the second-best impacts in the respective categories during that time.
• Those of you that added Anthony Tolliver(notes) in recent days were surely less than enthused to see Vladimir Radmanovic(notes) return Tuesday, as he was also back in the starting lineup. He played just seven minutes in a close game, however, while Tolliver played 28 minutes and was fourth on the team with 11 field goal attempts. That he made only two is another matter... This quote from VladRad regarding his Achilles should give Tolliver owners a bit of pause before sending him back to waivers:
"It's never going to be 100 percent healthy, but I hope to keep the pain at a point that I can play with it."
Tolliver has launched 21 threes over the past five games, but made just two. Obviously something has got to give there, and his resume suggests that some of them are going to start falling. And what he has going for him over VladRad is some athleticism, that he likes to rebound, and isn't a total loss on defense. I'm going to stay the course here for at least a few more days and see if Tolliver keeps getting the opportunities and can find his range.
• Tyson Chandler(notes) says the stress reaction in his left foot is now pain-free. He's hoping to return to practice sometime this week and possibly return to the active roster next week. Chandler has not played since Dec. 22 and has missed the past 17 games, during which the Bobcats have gone 11-6.
Arenas asked Stern about the possibility of having the remaining four years of his six-year $111 million contract voided, to which Stern replied, "That would be left up to the team." He also informed Arenas that members of the Wizards organization had not yet made an inquiry about voiding his contract to the NBA's legal department. Arenas also has intimated to friends, the NBA and legal representatives that he has no desire to play for Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld again, according to a person familiar with Arenas's situation.
Randy Foye(notes) (72% owned) is now locked in for the rest of the year, and he's averaged 17 points, 1.1 threes, 93-percent foul shooting, 5.6 assists, 1.7 turnovers, and 1.5 steals-plus-blocks in 11 games since taking over at point guard for the team.
• Corey Brewer(notes) made four more threes Tuesday (29 minutes, 22 points, 9-of-10 FG) and his averages over the past nine games include 17.6 points on 49-percent shooting, 2.3 threes (53%), 4.1 boards, 1.3 steals, and 0.9 blocks. The threes are a new wrinkle for Brewer, as he averaged 0.5 attempts from long-range in 94 games over his first two NBA seasons and made 11 of 55 threes (20%) through the first 36 games of the season. While there are no guarantees that the shots are going to keep falling for him at this pace, fantasy owners would be well-advised to go ahead and give him some run while he's playing at this level if he's currently among available free agents.
• Leandro Barbosa(notes) had surgery on his wrist Tuesday and is expected to be out for up to six weeks. Barbosa has missed the past three games, during which Goran Dragic(notes) has averaged 21.3 points on 62-percent shooting, 3.3 threes, 2.7 assists, 2 turnovers, and 1.3 steals in 26 minutes ... Grant Hill(notes) missed Tuesday's game because of a heel injury, giving Jared Dudley(notes) his first start of the season (49 minutes, 18 points, 4 threes, 10 boards, 2 steals). If Hill's injury becomes a long-term issue, then Dudley is certainly worth a look on most fantasy rosters, but as it stands my money is on Dragic being the better roster add (and worthy of standard-league ownership).
• Wednesday status updates: Carmelo Anthony(notes) (ankle) and Chris Andersen(notes) (ankle) are probable for the Nuggets ... Devin Harris(notes) (wrist) and Courtney Lee(notes) (wisdom tooth) are out, Chis Douglas-Roberts (illness) is questionable for the Nets ... Eric Gordon(notes) (toe) expects to play ... Ben Gordon(notes) (groin) might actually make an appearance for the Pistons ... Delonte West(notes) (finger) is out ... For the Blazers, Brandon Roy(notes) (hamstring) remains out, while Jerryd Bayless(notes) (ankle) is expected to be back in the starting lineup ... Monta Ellis(notes) (ankle) expects to return to the lineup.
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