News: Mozgov provided 12 points (4-9 FG, 4-6 FT) with 10 rebounds in 36 minutes in the win over Portland on Wednesday.
Impact: Mozgov had had a pair of quiet games against the Thunder and Pistons (4.0 points and 6.5 rebounds). He may get a few more shots with LeBron James (wrist) out, but he is mainly on the court to provide post defense and clean up on offense. Mozgov is playable for boards and blocks.
News: Shumpert played 28 minutes and produced four points (2-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt) with six rebounds in the Wednesday win over the Trail Blazers.
Impact: Shumpert received extra minutes with LeBron James (wrist) out. The former Knick is on the court to play perimeter defense, and will likely not be better than the fourth option on offense. It is encouraging that he is getting more minutes, but his fantasy relevance will be limited.
News: Irving scored a career-high 55 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to their eighth straight win, 99-94 over Portland on Wednesday.
Impact: Irving, who scored 38 on Tuesday in a win at Detroit, made a team record 11 3-pointers and finished 10 of 10 from the free-throw line. He scored 24 of Cleveland's final 28 points and 16 of the Cavs' 20 in the fourth quarter, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds left.
News: Marion moved into the starting line-up as LeBron James missed Wednesday's game against the Trailblazers with a wrist injury. However, Marion failed to score and only contributed a single rebound in nine minutes of action.
Impact: Marion is only averaging 19.3 minutes during January and has scored in double digits once during that period. There is no need for him to be on the fantasy radar in anything but the deepest of leagues.
News: Irving scored 55 points (17-36 FG, 11-19 3Pt, 10-10 FT) with four rebounds, five assists and two steals in 39 minutes during Wednesday's victory over the Trailblazers.
Impact: WOW! This will be one of the best fantasy lines this season. Irving dominated as LeBron James sat out this game with a wrist injury. Irving has 93 points and 17 three-pointers over his last two games. If you want him, you will have to pay top dollar.
News: James (wrist) is considered doubtful to take the court Friday versus the Kings, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Impact: After taking a hard fall Tuesday, James was diagnosed with a sprained wrist, which forced a DNP on Wednesday. The Cavaliers are currently on the second outing of five games in seven nights, so expect precaution to rule the day as the week unfolds. In James' place Wednesday, Shawn Marion entered the starting five.
News: James (wrist) will not play in Wednesday's game, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Chris Haynes reports.
Impact: He suffered the sprained wrist Tuesday, but despite being able to remain in the game, he will be out Wednesday and probably out Friday as well. Look for Shawn Marion and Iman Shumpert to see extended run Wednesday in his absence. James is listed as doubtful for Friday's game.
News: Harris was recalled from the D-League on Wednesday.
Impact: Harris played two games for the Canton Charge, averaging 18 points and eight rebounds in 39.5 minutes per game. However, he should not be expected to play much of a role on the Cavaliers, and could soon find himself back in the D-League.
News: James (wrist) is a game-time call for Wednesday's game against the Blazers, Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reports.
Impact: James took a hard fall in Tuesday's win over the Pistons and landed awkwardly on his wrist. While it's nothing overly serious, James is dealing with soreness and could be held out. A final call isn't likely to come until after he's had a chance to test the wrist out in pregame warmups.
News: James will sit out Wednesday night's game against Portland with a sprained right wrist sustained in a hard fall at Detroit.
Impact: James is also doubtful for Friday's game against Sacramento. James got hurt late in the third quarter on Tuesday when he fell after trying to block a shot by Pistons guard Jodie Meeks. The four-time MVP recently returned after missing eight games with a strained back and knee. The Cavs went 1-7 without him, but are 7-1 since he came back.