Rush has missed the previous six games with a sprained toe. If he can play, it is unclear if the team will opt to ease him back into action. Shabazz Muhammad is also questionble, so Rush could be needed for some extra minutes if he cannot go.
Green was limited to 15 minutes during Monday's game against the Heat for precautionary reasons after being kneed near the groin area in the first half, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Green indicated after Monday's game that he'll likely play Wednesday against Sacramento, although it's certainly possible that coach Gregg Popovich will err on the side of caution and allow Green to rest Wednesday, even though the injury isn't believed to be overly serious. If Green sits, Patty Mills and Jonathon Simmons will be in line for added minutes.
Despite the recent promotion back to the Raptors active roster, Wright still isn't expected to be a part of the team's regular rotation, which is evidenced largely by the fact that he's seen a total of just five minutes in 12 January games for Toronto. If anything, he'll act as an emergency reserve in the backcourt, although he likely won't see the floor in a competitive contest.
Caboclo has seen extensive action with the 905 this season, playing in 15 games, with averages of 9.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.7 blocks over 26.6 minutes per game. Those numbers aren't particularly encouraging, so it's hard to see him getting any minutes against tougher competition despite this most recent promotion to the big club. Caboclo has seen action in just eight games with Toronto and isn't expected to see the court in competitive contests.
Golden secured 51 tackles (41 solo), including a team-high 12.5 sacks, and forced four fumbles in 16 games during the 2016 campaign.
In the Bruce Arians era, the Cardinals ranked in the top half of the NFL in sacks just one time in the first three seasons, boasting the sixth-most in 2013 with 47. With 35 and 36 in the subsequent two years, the front office was proactive last offseason, trading a 2016 second-round pick and disappointing guard Jonathan Cooper to the Patriots for Chandler Jones. The addition of Jones seemed to facilitate the development of Golden, who formed a fearsome pass-rushing combo with the Pro Bowler. Leading the league with 48 sacks this season, the Cardinals were one of two teams to roster a pair of double-digit sack artists -- also, divisional foe Seattle -- as Jones was right on Golden's tail with 11. Entering the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, Jones is a prime candidate to receive the team's franchise tag next month, at the very least. Maintaining consistency along the defensive front should help foster Golden's overall development.
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