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Brian Shaw didn't quite fit in Denver and he's gone in a rare late-season coaching change. Our Chris Towers analyzes how that alters Fantasy fortunes. Full Story
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Magic F Aaron Gordon (ankle) available to play against Suns
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5:30 pm ET) Magic forward Aaron Gordon will be available for Wednesday night's game against the Suns, according to the Orlando Sentinel

Gordon has an ankle injury, though he was able to participate in Orlando's shootaround. Gordon missed the Magic's previous two games. 

The Magic are 4 1/2-point underdogs to the Suns. 


Pacers PG C.J. Watson dealing with elbow soreness
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:30 pm ET) Pacers point guard C.J. Watson is available to play Wednesday but is dealing with elbow soreness, VigilantSports.com reports.

Donald Sloan will receive extra minutes, and it's possible Watson is held out of the game entirely despite his availability. He has averaged 9.6 points and 3.7 assists in 41 games.

The Pacers are 13 1/2-point favorites at home against the Knicks Wednesday.


Pacers C Roy Hibbert (rest) will not play vs. Knicks
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:26 pm ET) Pacers center Roy Hibbert will be rested Wednesday and miss his team's matchup with the Knicks, VigilantSports.com reports.

Ian Mahinmi will draw the start in place of Hibbert, while Lavoy Allen will also be part of the frontcourt rotation. Hibbert has averaged 10.9 points and 7.2 rebounds in 55 games.

The Pacers are 13 1/2-point favorites at home against the Knicks Wednesday.


Magic's Evan Fournier, Luke Ridnour will not play Wednesday
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5:26 pm ET) The Magic will be without guards Evan Fournier and Luke Ridnour for Wednesday's game against the Suns, according to the Orlando Sentinel

Fournier has a hip injury and Ridnour has a hamstring injury. Ridnour's injury kept him out of Wednesday afternoon's shootaround. 

The Magic are 4 1/2-point underdogs. 


Kings C DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) probable vs. Spurs
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:20 pm ET) Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is probable to play Wednesday against the Spurs due to a left ankle sprain, the team announced.

Cousins recently missed two games with the ankle issue but was able to return Tuesday, scoring 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in 29 minutes. He has averaged 23.6 points and 12.2 rebounds in 44 games.

The Kings are 10 1/2-point underdogs in San Antonio Wednesday.


G Bradley Beal: Wizards need to stop playing selfish basketball
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5:11 pm ET) Wizards guard Bradley Beal had some strong words for the way his team has played over the past month. 

Since Jan. 28, the Wizards have lost 12 of their past 15 games. Beal, via the Monumental Network, said Washington hasn't been playing team basketball, which is the reason for the recent skid. 

"We have to get back to playing the way we did earlier in the year," Beal said. "We're taking a lot of shortcuts. We're taking the easy way out instead of working and doing everything we need to do to win. I think sometimes we're just trying to get by in a lot of areas of the game instead of just doing the hard things. I think once we get back to that and start sacrificing ourselves, and once we're more of an unselfish team, defensively, then I think we'll be fine."

Though Beal noted the Wizards aren't playing cohesively, he said it's not anything players are doing on purpose. It appears to be a case of players pressing and trying to figure out a way to stop the recent losing trend the Wizards have been on. 

"Individually we're trying to make up for it and we're trying to do things on our own," Beal said. "It's not necessarily bad, but it is bad. You're getting out of the team concept. [But] the intentions aren't bad."


Ray Allen announces he won't play in 2014-15 season
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4:57 pm ET) Guard Ray Allen will not play during the 2014-15 season, his agent announced Wednesday.

"Over the past several months, I have taken a lot of time to deliberate what is best for me," Allen said in a statement. "I’ve ultimately decided that I will not play this NBA season. I’m going to take the remainder of this season, as well as the upcoming off-season, to reassess my situation, spend time with my family and determine if I will play in the 2015-16 season."

Allen made 73 appearances with the Heat in 2013-14, averaing a career-low 9.6 points and 26.5 minutes per game.


Magic SF Devyn Marble (eye) out 4-6 weeks
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4:33 pm ET) Magic small forward Devyn Marble will miss the next four-to-six weeks due to a detached retina in his left eye, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Marble has made 16 appearances with the Magic, averaging 2.3 points and 13.0 minutes per game. He's also seen six games of action with Erie of the NBA Development League, averaging 13.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 30.3 minutes per game.


Hornets G Kemba Walker (knee) cleared for basketball activities
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4:30 pm ET) Hornets guard Kemba Walker's knee is ready for basketball again. 

Walker has been cleared to begin basketball activities, the Hornets announced on Wednesday. Walker has been recovering from a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. He had surgery to repair the injury on Jan. 28. 

Walker is able to participate in practice without restrictions. 

Per the Charlotte Observer, coach Steve Clifford said Walker could play by the time the Hornets head to the West Coast for a four-game trip beginning on March 16.  

In 42 games this season, Walker is averaging 18.8 points per outing. 


Spurs' Jarell Eddie following Danny Green career path
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4:29 pm ET) Austin Spurs forward Jarell Eddie is modeling his career patch on current Spurs guard Danny Green, Spurs.com reports.

"I look at the way Danny rose up in the Spurs organization, and the way he can knock down shots, but also does the little things," Eddie said last week. "I look at him, and I know what I have to do to make it myself."

Eddie has made 42.2 percent of his three-point attempts and won the NBA Development League Three-Point Contest in February.

"Shooting’s a premium at the NBA level," Eddie said. "With the release that I have and the size that I have, I’ve always had the mindset the I’m an NBA player. Now, it's clear that if you keep working in the D-League, someone will spot you."

Green indicated that the intangibles picked up in the NBADL have helped him make a leap.

"It lights a fire under you to see what it really takes to make it to the NBA," Green said. "So you spend that extra time picking up things defensively. I feel like I’m the guy they look at a lot of times because I just worked really hard and can shoot the ball. Us D-League guys didn’t have the easiest path, but it’s a path that’s worth taking."


 
 
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