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Injuries are the story again this week in fantasy basketballnews. Players are resting for the playoffs; some are calling it a season and some players are stepping up to fill the voids. It is always good to check for new updates throughout the week, but here is the top injury news from around the NBA.

Carlos Boozer – F – Chicago Bulls
Boozer and Joakim Noah are expected to play every game this week for the Bulls. They have only played together 23 times this season going 18-5 in those games. While they have stuggled a little bit with their numbers when playing together, both players are too talented to be anything but must-start players as long as they are in the Bulls line-up.

Josh Smith – F – Atlanta Hawks
Smith suffered a knee injury last time out and has been ruled out for at least Tuesday’s game. While it is a huge blow to Smith owners, it makes Al Horford one of the most valuable big men in fantasy basketball while he is out. Look for updates on Smith, but he may rest until the playoffs even if healthy. Al Horford should see a bump in points and rebounds the entire time Smith is out. (Continue…)

 

With NBA rotations changing day by day due to injuries and other concerns, fantasy basketball owners need to find players they can count on. The best thing to look for is players playing for teams still competing to the final playoff spots. The other group you can count on is the young players playing for bad teams. Owners, coaches and GMs want to see what they have in them so they will keep running them out there. These four young players should help teams wrap up their championships.

JaVale McGee – C – Washington Wizards
With nothing left to play for McGee has been wreaking havoc on the NBA. He has at least 3 blocks in 4 of his last 5 games and scored 11 points to go with 17 rebounds yesterday. As long as John Wall is in the lineup and Andray Blache is not, McGee should continue to be a double-double machine.

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