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Player News
  • Pau Gasol SA PF
    Spurs' Pau Gasol: Will come off bench Friday vs. Clippers
    25m ago

    Pau Gasol will come off the bench Friday against the Clippers for the first game back from his injury, despite being listed as the starter earlier in the day, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

    It was reported earlier by Paul Garcia of Project San Antonio Spurs that Gasol would start Friday's contest, but coach Gregg Popovich has seemingly had a change of heart, and has opted to continue starting Dewayne Dedmon at the five for the time being. It's unclear whether or not Gasol will be on a minutes restriction, or see less than his usual 26.4 minutes per game, but it's likely that he'll regain his role as a starter sooner than later.

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  • DeWayne Dedmon SA C
    Spurs' Dewayne Dedmon: Will remain in starting lineup Friday
    27m ago

    DeWayne Dedmon will remain in the starting lineup at center for Friday's game against the Clippers, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

    Dedmon has started at center the last nine games while Pau Gasol has been sidelined. The San Antonio Spurs listed earlier in the day that Gasol would return in the starting lineup, but apparently coach Gregg Popovich has changed his mind. The team likely wants to ease Gasol back into action, but Dedmon still figures to see his recent workload reduced. Expect him to return to his reserve role sooner than later.

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  • Chris Paul LAC PG
    Clippers' Chris Paul: Will play Friday vs. Spurs
    45m ago

    Chris Paul (thumb) will take the floor during Friday's tilt against the Spurs, Rowan Kavner of Los Angeles Clippers .com reports.

    Paul will take the floor Friday after a month-long absence due to a torn ligament in his left thumb, which will likely result in Austin Rivers moving back to the bench. There's no indication that Paul will be on a minutes restriction, so look for him to assume his normal workload. On the season, Paul is averaging 17.5 points, 9.7 assists, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.3 steals across 30.9 minutes per game. He should continue to be owned in all fantasy formats.

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  • Omri Casspi NO SF
    Pelicans' Omri Casspi: Waived by Pelicans
    1h ago

    Omri Casspi (thumb) will be waived by the New Orleans Pelicans , Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

    Casspi fractured his right thumb during his Pelicans debut, and with a timetable for return set at late March or early April, the team has opted to waive him and sign Reggie Williams with the open roster spot. It's possible that another team claims him hoping he could make a difference in a playoff run, but Casspi's fantasy season seems all but over with this move.

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  • Seth Curry DAL SG
    Mavericks' Seth Curry: Update: in stating lineup Friday
    1h ago

    Updating a previous report: Seth Curry is in the starting lineup at shooting guard for Friday's game against the Timberwolves, Eddie Sefko of mavsblog.dallasnews.com reports.

    It was originally announced at the Target Center in Minnesota that A.J. Hammons was in the starting lineup, and Curry coming off the bench. However, there was either an error or joke being played, as it has since been announced that Curry is indeed in the starting lineup. Expect him to take on his usual role with the team.

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  • Seth Curry DAL SG
    Mavericks' Seth Curry: Will come off bench Friday
    2h ago

    Seth Curry will be bumped to a reserve role in Friday's game against the Timberwolves, Kyle Ratke of timberwolves.com reports.

    The Dallas Mavericks are opting to go big by starting A.J. Hammons at center and sliding the Wesley Matthews, Harrrison Barnes, and Dirk Nowitzki down a postion. The decision is likely matchup related, but the situation will have to be monitored going into the next game. Curry still figures to see a healthy workload, but potentially slightly reduced from what he has been playing.

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  • DeWayne Dedmon SA C
    Spurs' Dewayne Dedmon: Will remain in starting lineup Friday
    27m ago

    DeWayne Dedmon will remain in the starting lineup at center for Friday's game against the Clippers, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

    Dedmon has started at center the last nine games while Pau Gasol has been sidelined. The San Antonio Spurs listed earlier in the day that Gasol would return in the starting lineup, but apparently coach Gregg Popovich has changed his mind. The team likely wants to ease Gasol back into action, but Dedmon still figures to see his recent workload reduced. Expect him to return to his reserve role sooner than later.

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  • Tyson Chandler PHO C
    Suns' Tyson Chandler: Will come off bench Friday vs. Bulls
    2h ago

    Tyson Chandler will take on a reserve role for Friday's game against the Bulls, Doug Haller of The Arizona Republic reports.

    With the Phoenix Suns trading away P.J. Tucker to the Raptors and starting Alex Len over Chandler, it appears that the team is trending towards a more youthful starting five. It remains to be seen whether or not this is a permanent decision, but the situation is definitely worth monitoring for fantasy purposes, as Chandler's value could start dropping quickly.

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  • Alex Len PHO C
    Suns' Alex Len: Will start at center Friday
    2h ago

    Alex Len is listed as the starting center for Friday's matchup against Bulls, Doug Haller of azcentral.com reports.

    The team is not listing anything wrong with usual starting center Tyson Chandler, so it appears they may be shifting in a younger direction with their starting lineup. The situation should be monitored going forward, but Len will start alongside rookie Marquese Chriss in the frontcourt. The young big man figures to see an increased workload from the 19.6 minutes he is averaging on the season.

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  • Roy Hibbert DEN C
    Nuggets' Roy Hibbert: Unavailable Friday versus Nets
    2h ago

    Roy Hibbert (coach's decision) will not be available for Friday's game against the Nets, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports.

    Hibbert, who was traded to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, apparently is dealing with transportation issues and won't be in Denver until late Friday night. His next chance to debut with his new team will come Sunday against the Grizzlies.

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  • Enes Kanter OKC C
    Thunder's Enes Kanter: Will play Friday vs. Lakers
    3h ago

    Enes Kanter (forearm) will play during Friday's tilt against the Lakers, Erik Horne of the Oklahoman reports.

    As expected, Kanter will take the floor Friday after missing the team's previous 10 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder could opt to limit his playing time however, as they've acquired big man Taj Gibson from the Bulls. That being said, Kanter will likely return to his normal role sooner than later, as the Thunder are making a playoff push.

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  • Joffrey Lauvergne CHI C
    Bulls' Joffrey Lauvergne: Will not play Friday vs. Suns
    3h ago

    Joffrey Lauvergne will suit up but not take the floor during Friday's game against the Suns, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.

    Coach Fred Hoiberg seems to want Lauvergne to get acclimated to his new team before taking the floor, so he'll be held out of Friday's game. When he does take the floor, he'll be a stretch big man for the Chicago Bulls , as he's hitting 34.6 percent of his threes this season.

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  • Serge Ibaka TOR PF
    Raptors' Serge Ibaka: Will start Friday vs. Celtics
    2h ago

    Serge Ibaka will make his Toronto Raptors debut by drawing the start at power forward during Friday's game against the Celtics

    There hasn't been any indication that Ibaka will take on a smaller role than he saw with the Magic, so he should be expected to play his usual average of 30.5 minutes per game until we get a larger sample size. He's averaging 15.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game this season while hitting 38.8 percent of his attempts from long range.

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  • Ryan Kelly ATL PF
    Hawks' Ryan Kelly: Inactive Friday vs. Heat
    3h ago

    Ryan Kelly is inactive for Friday's tilt against the Heat, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    After signing with the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, Kelly will have to wait to take the floor with the team. That being said, he likely won't crack the rotation, and could remain inactive for a stretch.

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  • Patrick Patterson TOR PF
    Raptors' Patrick Patterson: Will play Friday vs. Celtics
    3h ago

    Patrick Patterson (knee) will play during Friday's game against the Celtics, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.

    Patterson has missed the past six games due to a knee bruise, but is now recovered enough to play in Friday's game. That being said, his fantasy value has likely dropped, as he'll serve as the primary backup to newly acquired big man Serge Ibaka.

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  • Taj Gibson OKC PF
    Thunder's Taj Gibson: Plans to play Friday vs Lakers
    4h ago

    Taj Gibson is planning to play during Friday's tilt against the Lakers, Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman reports.

    It's still unknown whether or not Gibson will enter the starting five for Friday's game, but it seems likely that he'll receive 20-to-30 minutes considering the team has dealt big man Joffrey Lauvergne in the deal that brought Gibson to Oklahoma City. Gibson is averaging 11.6 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, and could see very similar numbers on his new team.

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  • Johnny O'Bryant DEN PF
    Hornets' Johnny O'Bryant: Inks 10-day deal with Charlotte
    5h ago

    Johnny O'Bryant signed a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.

    O'Bryant has now been promoted from the D-League's Northern Arizona Suns to the NBA on two occasions this season, after previously signing two consecutive 10-day deal with the Nuggets in January and February. The third-year forward has averaged 18.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 25 games for Northern Arizona, but doesn't project as much more than a depth option in the frontcourt for the Hornets. He'll likely struggle to crack the rotation.

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  • Lavoy Allen IND PF
    Pacers' Lavoy Allen: Probable Friday vs. Grizzlies
    6h ago

    Lavoy Allen (knee) has been upgraded to probable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Allen was able to take part in the Indiana Pacers ' morning shootaround and looks like he'll be ready to play Friday after missing three games with a sore right knee. With Thaddeus Young (wrist) also listed as probable and expected to start at power forward, Allen isn't expected to see much more than 15-to-20 minutes off the bench, giving him little appeal in DFS contests.

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  • Omri Casspi NO SF
    Pelicans' Omri Casspi: Waived by Pelicans
    1h ago

    Omri Casspi (thumb) will be waived by the New Orleans Pelicans , Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

    Casspi fractured his right thumb during his Pelicans debut, and with a timetable for return set at late March or early April, the team has opted to waive him and sign Reggie Williams with the open roster spot. It's possible that another team claims him hoping he could make a difference in a playoff run, but Casspi's fantasy season seems all but over with this move.

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  • Joe Ingles UTA SF
    Jazz's Joe Ingles: Will return to bench role Friday vs. Bucks
    2h ago

    Joe Ingles will return to his usual reserve role for Friday's tilt against the Bucks.

    With Rodney Hood (knee) back in the starting lineup after recovering from his injury, Ingles will be regulated back to the bench, where he'll likely remain unless there's another injury on the team. Ingles is averaging 6.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game, and will likely continue to have little fantasy value in the majority of leagues for the foreseeable future.

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  • Thaddeus Young IND SF
    Pacers' Thaddeus Young: Will play Friday vs. Grizzlies
    3h ago

    Thaddeus Young (wrist) will start in Friday's tilt against the Grizzlies.

    After missing the Indiana Pacers ' last eight games due to a wrist sprain, Young will take the floor Friday. His return will send Kevin Seraphin back to the bench.

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  • Paul Zipser CHI SF
    Bulls' Paul Zipser: Ruled out Friday and Saturday
    3h ago

    Paul Zipser (ankle) will not be available to play through Saturday's game in Cleveland, ESPN's Nick Friedell reports.

    Zipser is on the mend from tendinitis in his left ankle and appears to be nearing a return. However, it won't come until Tuesday's matchup with the Nuggets, at the earliest. Look for Denzel Valentine to see additional court time in the interim.

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  • P.J. Tucker PHO SF
    Raptors' P.J. Tucker: Will play Friday vs. Celtics
    3h ago

    P.J. Tucker will make his debut with the Toronto Raptors during Friday's contest against the Celtics after earlier reports indicated he would likely be unavailable, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.

    Despite not yet practicing with his new team, it appears that Tucker will take the floor Friday against the Celtics. He'll likely assume a backup role off of the bench for DeMarre Carroll and Serge Ibaka.

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  • Doug McDermott OKC SF
    Thunder's Doug McDermott: Plans to play Friday vs. Lakers
    3h ago

    Doug McDermott is planning to take the floor during Friday's tilt against the Lakers, Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman reports.

    McDermott will likely provide relief off the bench for both Andre Roberson and Victor Oladipo, and could very well see the same 24.5 minutes per game he was receiving on the Bulls. He's knocking down 37 percent of his three-point attempts this season, but could see a higher volume of attempts considering the havoc that Russell Westbrook creates in the lane for opposing teams.

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  • Seth Curry DAL SG
    Mavericks' Seth Curry: Update: in stating lineup Friday
    1h ago

    Updating a previous report: Seth Curry is in the starting lineup at shooting guard for Friday's game against the Timberwolves, Eddie Sefko of mavsblog.dallasnews.com reports.

    It was originally announced at the Target Center in Minnesota that A.J. Hammons was in the starting lineup, and Curry coming off the bench. However, there was either an error or joke being played, as it has since been announced that Curry is indeed in the starting lineup. Expect him to take on his usual role with the team.

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  • Seth Curry DAL SG
    Mavericks' Seth Curry: Will come off bench Friday
    2h ago

    Seth Curry will be bumped to a reserve role in Friday's game against the Timberwolves, Kyle Ratke of timberwolves.com reports.

    The Dallas Mavericks are opting to go big by starting A.J. Hammons at center and sliding the Wesley Matthews, Harrrison Barnes, and Dirk Nowitzki down a postion. The decision is likely matchup related, but the situation will have to be monitored going into the next game. Curry still figures to see a healthy workload, but potentially slightly reduced from what he has been playing.

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  • Alex Abrines OKC SG
    Thunder's Alex Abrines: Will get the start Friday
    2h ago

    Alex Abrines will draw a spot start at shooting guard in Friday's game against the Lakers, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.

    Victor Oladipo is missing his first game of the season due to back spasms, so Abrines will get the start as a result. Oladipo's injury was unexpected, and the severity is unknown, so should he miss any more time Abrines could continue to be in line for an increased workload. Both he and the newly acquired Doug McDermott figure to get the majority of Oladipo's minutes on Friday.

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  • K.J. McDaniels BKN SG
    Nets' K.J. McDaniels: Inactive Friday vs. Nuggets
    2h ago

    K.J. McDaniels will not make his Brooklyn Nets debut Friday against the Nuggets, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

    McDaniels was acquired by the Nets on Thursday after being dealt by the Rockets, where he only saw 7.3 minutes per game. It remains to be seen whether or not he'll see more minutes as a member of the Nets, but he should theoretically have more opportunities to demonstrate his potential on a team with no playoff hopes.

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  • Rodney Hood UTA SG
    Jazz's Rodney Hood: Will start Friday
    2h ago

    Rodney Hood will start at shooting guard in his return to action Friday against the Bucks.

    Hood missed the final seven games before the All Star break with a bone contusion and LCL sprain in his right knee, but is ready to return to action Friday. The team has not mentioned any minute restriction for Hood, but they figure to be cautious should he show any signs of a setback. Joe Ingles will return to the bench as a result of Hood's return.

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  • Victor Oladipo OKC SG
    Thunder's Victor Oladipo: Will not play Friday
    2h ago

    Victor Oladipo (back) will not play in Friday's game against the Lakers, Randy Renner of NBA.com reports.

    Oladipo played 37 minutes in the final game before the All Star break, so it is unclear if he aggravated his back during the break. It will his first game missed this season. The team has not announced who will replace him in the starting lineup, but the newly Alex Abrines and the newly acquired Doug McDermott figure to benefit from his absence.

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  • Chris Paul LAC PG
    Clippers' Chris Paul: Will play Friday vs. Spurs
    45m ago

    Chris Paul (thumb) will take the floor during Friday's tilt against the Spurs, Rowan Kavner of Los Angeles Clippers .com reports.

    Paul will take the floor Friday after a month-long absence due to a torn ligament in his left thumb, which will likely result in Austin Rivers moving back to the bench. There's no indication that Paul will be on a minutes restriction, so look for him to assume his normal workload. On the season, Paul is averaging 17.5 points, 9.7 assists, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.3 steals across 30.9 minutes per game. He should continue to be owned in all fantasy formats.

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  • Cory Joseph TOR PG
    Raptors' Cory Joseph: Draws spot start Friday
    2h ago

    Cory Joseph will draw a spot start at point guard in Friday's game against the Celtics.

    Kyle Lowry is nursing a sore wrist and will be sidelined for the contest. As a result, Joseph will pick up the start, and figures to be a good steaming or DFS play. If Lowry is forced to miss any more time Joseph figures to continue benefiting.

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  • Marcus Smart BOS PG
    Celtics' Marcus Smart: Will come off bench Friday
    3h ago

    Marcus Smart will come off the bench for Friday's game against the Raptors, Jay King of MassLive.com reports.

    Smart had started the previous five games at shooting guard due to injuries on the wing, but rookie Jaylen Brown's return from injury will put Smart back into a reserve role Friday. He still figures to see heavy minutes with Avery Bradley still out, but they could be slightly reduced from the 35.3 he was averaging in his last five starts.

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  • Kyle Lowry TOR PG
    Raptors' Kyle Lowry: Out Friday vs. Celtics
    3h ago

    Kyle Lowry will not play in Friday's game against the Celtics due to a right wrist injury.

    Lowry has been slumping as of late, hitting only 42.9 percent of his attempts over the past 16 games, and it could be due to a wrist ailment. The Toronto Raptors will evaluate his condition further over the weekend, but Cory Joseph, Delon Wright, and Fred VanVleet will likely all see an increased workload in his absence.

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  • Jerian Grant CHI PG
    Bulls' Jerian Grant: Will head back to bench Friday vs. Suns
    3h ago

    Jerian Grant will come off of the bench for Friday's game against the Suns, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Grant had been drawing the start over the past three contests due to Dwyane Wade (wrist) being out with an injury. However, with Wade back, Grant will be sent back to his usual reserve role behind Michael Carter-Williams.

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  • Cameron Payne CHI PG
    Bulls' Cameron Payne: Will not play Friday due to illness
    3h ago

    Cameron Payne is inactive for Friday's tilt against the Suns due to an illness, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Payne's Chicago Bulls debut will be postponed due an illness, and his status for Saturday's game against the Cavaliers should also be monitored. When he finally does suit up, he could see solid minutes considering the Bulls are still searching for a point guard for the future, and seemingly aren't too thrilled with what they had prior to Payne's arrival.

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