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Derrick Jones, SF | MIA
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Derrick Jones Cleared For Orlando
Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones has been cleared to join the team in Orlando on Wednesday. He posted tested for COVID-19 a few weeks ago, but he's ready to go after quarantining and passing multiple tests. He'll have a few weeks to get his conditioning up and get ready for the basketball season. Jones is averaging a career-high 24.5 minutes per game this season, but won't have great DFS value on the crowded Heat roster. However, he'll be a productive piece to their team, but his fantasy value is limited.
Brandon Clarke, PF | MEM
Wed, Jul 08, 2020
Brandon Clarke Says His Health Has Improved
Memphis Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke (quad) is expected to be fully healthy for the upcoming NBA restart later this month. Clarke mentioned that his health is back to the way it was before his injury. "Over these past five to six weeks, I've gotten back to the player that I was," Clarke said. The stats might not show it, but Clarke has played a significant role on the Grizzlies this season. They will be glad to have him back alongside Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee) and Justise Winslow (back) who were battling injuries before the shutdown. Getting all three of them back into the rotation gives the Grizzlies a solid chance of holding onto a playoff spot. Clarke is not expected to have reliable DFS value, but will be a good contributor for Memphis.
Isaiah Roby, SF | OKC
Wed, Jul 08, 2020
Isaiah Roby Ruled Out For Restart
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Isaiah Roby (foot) has been ruled out for the rest of the regular season. He will sit out the upcoming NBA restart after undergoing a minor procedure on his right plantar fascia. The Thunder don't plan to fill his spot on the roster, but he only played in three games with the team. He was acquired by the Thunder from the Dallas Mavericks in January. He averaged 8.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists over 20.2 minutes per game in the G-League. Roby has the potential to be a possible rotational piece in the NBA, but likely won't have much fantasy impact next season. The loss of Roby shouldn't impact the Thunder rotation during the restart.