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.
Njoku, a tight end from Miami (FL), was projected to the Titans at the 18th pick by NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah.
Njoku, listed at 6-foot-4, 245 pounds, caught 43 passes for 698 yards and eight touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore last year, and he's a viable candidate to be the first tight end selected in the draft. Njoku possesses highly unusual athleticism and might end up with some lofty comparisons before the pre-draft process is over -- he high-jumped just under seven feet coming out of high school, and on tape he shows the ability to rapidly cover ground. He also appears to have an unusually big wingspan for someone of his height. Njoku pretty much can't block -- at least not at his current build -- so he might see a higher routes-run to snap ratio than most tight ends. Njoku somewhat resembles Marques Colston at a glance, though there's been no mainstream discussion of him playing wide receiver in the NFL. He in any case has the build and presumed athleticism to project as a high-upside fantasy asset in the NFL.
Fernandez has agreed to a minor league contract with the
A top player in Cuba before his defection, Fernandez is mostly an unknown commodity at this point, having not played professionally in over two years (outside of an 18-game sample in the Dominican Winter League in 2016). Fernandez turns 29 in April and the strength and athleticism may be diminishing, but if his plate skills are intact, Fernandez could work his way into the discussion for the starting role at second base. The position is (currently) wide open in Los Angeles.
Hathaway will miss his second straight contest with this ailment. Even when healthy, however, the 25-year-old has periodically been a healthy scratch and averages a mere 8:58 of ice time per night when he is in the lineup. Given his inconsistent minutes, fantasy owners may want to pursue other options on the wing once the Maine native is cleared to return.
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