Steven Adams
Thunder center Steven Adams trying to figure out migraine problems
Steven Adams, C, OKC
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News: Thunder center Steven Adams doesn't know how he gets migraines, but he's trying to figure it out. Adams missed Sunday's game against the Cavaliers when 30 minutes before tipoff, he caught a sharp pain in his head.

"I started losing peripheral vision in my left eye," Adams said. "I couldn’t see anything like right here (places hand close to face). And from then on it was going downhill. Got a mess of pain, got real drowsy, couldn’t do nothing."

Adams said he's been dealing with these types of pain since he was 14-years-old.

"It’s really random," Adams said. "Don’t even know. I’ve been seeing someone, trying to figure out what my trigger points are."


Gorgui Dieng
Wolves' Gogui Dieng grabs season-high 18 rebounds in losing effort
Gorgui Dieng, C, MIN
News: Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds in Minnesota's 92-84 loss to the Thunder Monday. Dieng added six points on 3 of 8 shooting from the field.

Dieng reached 20-plus rebounds twice last season, but had yet to reach 18 this year. He added three blocks and two assists on the night.


Nikola Vucevic
Magic center Nikola Vucevic doubles up on Monday
Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL
News: Magic center Nikola Vucevic posted a double-double on Monday against the Grizzlies.

Vucevic shot 6-13 from the field. He sunk six of his seven free throws, finishing with 18 points. Vucevic was active on the boards, pulling down 12 rebounds. He also added two steals and one block. 


Hassan Whiteside
Hassan Whiteside worth your time
Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA
News: Heat center Hassan Whiteside has taken the league by storm these last few weeks, with an ankle injury looking like the only thing that can slow him down at this point. At the Fantasy Basketball Today blog I took a look at Whiteside's play, and can't find a reason Fantasy owners shouldn't add him, even if he's rough.

"However, that doesn't mean we shouldn't temper expectations. Whiteside was hardly even in the league before he was out of it, logging 111 minutes in two seasons before toiling away in China and Lebanon for two years before landing back stateside. Even during this breakout run, he has logged very limited minutes, playing just 287 on the season overall and has yet to play even 30 in a single game so far. Heat coach Eric Spoesltra has mostly used Whiteside in brief bursts, where he has been able to overwhelm the competition with his length and athleticism, but we haven't really had a chance to see what he does when he has to conserve himself for long stretches, with an opposing team that has been able to game plan for him.

We're about to see what Whiteside can really do, and I'm excited for it. Few players have ever done what he is right now -- 5.8 blocks per-36 minutes is an incredible number, not matter how many caveats you have to throw in. The Heat have to give him as many minutes as he can handle at this point, just to see if he is for real. Fantasy owners who have already added him should be thrilled by the thought of him getting 25-plus minutes for the foreseeable future, even if there's a chance he flames out."

Whiteside has a very limited track record, but he should be owned in all formats and Fantasy leagues at this point. Centers who show the kind of potential he has so far don't grow on trees, and if he can manage to live up to even part of it, he could be a big Fantasy difference maker in the second half of the season. 


Al Jefferson
Hornets' Bismack Biyombo to miss 10 days with knee bruise
Al Jefferson, C, CHA
News: The Hornets announced Monday center Bismack Biyombo has been diagnosed with a bone bruise on his right knee and will be reevaluated in 10 days. Biyombo suffered the injury during Saturday's game against the Knicks and did not finish the game.

In 38 games, Biyombo is averaging 4.6 points and 6.2 rebounds. Center Al Jefferson is expected to resume his starting role in place of Biyombo.


Jermaine O'Neal
Report: Mavericks confident they'll sign Jermaine O'Neal
Jermaine O'Neal, C, GS
News: The Mavericks are confident they'll sign Jermaine O'Neal, according to ESPN.

The 36-year-old O'Neal is planning a comeback, and is hoping to sign with a club around the All-Star break. O'Neal has told teams he doesn't want to sign until he's back in game shape. He spent the early part of the year with family, but started working out soon after. O'Neal spent last season with Golden State. He averaged 7.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 44 games. 


Tarik Black
Lakers' Tarik Black able to return late on Sunday
Tarik Black, C, LAL
News: Lakers center Tarik Black was able to return to action late on Sunday.

Black is dealing with an ankle issue, but was active for the contest. He managed to log seven minutes, scoring three points. Black also logged five rebounds. It's unclear if Black will need to be eased back into action as he comes back from the injury.


John Henson
Bucks' John Henson leaves with ankle injury, does not return
John Henson, C, MIL
News: Bucks forward John Henson suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's loss to the Spurs and was unable to return to action. Henson went up for a rebound, but landed awkwardly. He was visibly frustrated as he walked to the locker room for further examination.

Henson finished the game with four points and nine rebounds in 17 minutes before exiting.


DeAndre Jordan
Clippers' DeAndre Jordan posts third straight double-double in win
DeAndre Jordan, C, LAC
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan scored 18 points on a perfect 5 of 5 shooting from the field, including 8 of 15 from the free throw line, in Los Angeles' 120-100 win over the Suns Sunday.

Jordan continued his strong shooting streak, where in his last three games, his is 20 of 21 from the field. Jordan also grabbed 14 rebounds to record his third straight double-double and his 23rd of the season. Jordan also blocked four shots and dished out two assists.


Dwight Howard
Rockets center Dwight Howard officially out Sunday against Lakers
Dwight Howard, C, HOU
News: Rockets center Dwight Howard will miss Sunday's game against the Lakers with an ankle injury, coach Kevin McHale confirmed pregame.

Howard, who is averaging 16.3 points and 11.0 rebounds per game, injured his ankle in Friday's game against the Suns. Joey Dorsey will start in Howard's place.

The Rockets are currently 8 1/2-point favorites Sunday.


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