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    • Marc Gasol MEM C
      Grizzlies' Marc Gasol: Expected back Monday
      1h ago

      Gasol (rest) will return to the lineup Monday against Boston, according to interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.

      Gasol, who was given the night off Saturday against Miami, was replaced in the lineup by Deyonta Davis.

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    • De'Aaron Fox SAC PG
      Kings' De'Aaron Fox: Starting Saturday
      2h ago

      Fox (eye) is in Saturday's starting lineup, Kayte Christensen of KHTK-AM reports.

      Fox missed Thursday's game against the Thunder due to a case of pink eye.

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    • Damian Jones GS C
      Warriors' Damian Jones: Assigned to G-League
      4h ago

      Jones was assigned to the G-League's Santa Cruz Warriors on Saturday.

      Jones has only played 5 minutes for Golden State since the beginning of February, and has racked up just seven total minutes on the year. He has a more significant role in the G-League, where he'll likely continue to spend most of the 2017-18 campaign.

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    • Draymond Green GS PF
      Warriors' Draymond Green: Cleared to play Saturday
      4h ago

      Green (shoulder) will play during Saturday's contest against the Thunder.

      As expected, Green, who was listed as probable, will take the floor despite nursing a sore right shoulder. In the month of February, he's averaged 12.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 7.3 assists and a combined 3.4 steals/blocks.

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    • Jimmy Butler MIN SG
      Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler: Opts for surgery, out 4-to-6 weeks
      4h ago

      Butler has opted to undergo surgery to address his torn right meniscus and is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      As expected, Butler will miss a significant chunk of the remainder of the regular season recovering from his injury, though should lace up again in time for the playoffs. Optimistically, he could be back as soon as late March, but his return could also slide into early April. From a fantasy perspective, dropping him in many formats may be the best option depending on when specific league's playoffs begin. While Butler is on the shelf, Nemanja Bjelica will presumably start in his stead and see significant run, as he did when Butler missed four games at the end of January. Jamal Crawford also stands to benefit from Butler's absence and should see true sixth-man minutes off the pine. Even when Butler returns, he could be eased back into form, limiting his fantasy upside.

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    • Nemanja Bjelica MIN PF
      Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica: Starting Saturday
      4h ago

      Bjelica will draw the start for Saturday's contest against the Bulls in the wake of Jimmy Butler's meniscus injury, Jace Frederick of St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

      Bjelica will presumably start in Butler's stead for as long as he remains sidelined. Bjelica proved to have significant fantasy value when Butler missed four games at the end of January, averaging 11.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 threes, 1.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 33.5 minutes.

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    • Marc Gasol MEM C
      Grizzlies' Marc Gasol: Expected back Monday
      1h ago

      Gasol (rest) will return to the lineup Monday against Boston, according to interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.

      Gasol, who was given the night off Saturday against Miami, was replaced in the lineup by Deyonta Davis.

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    • Damian Jones GS C
      Warriors' Damian Jones: Assigned to G-League
      4h ago

      Jones was assigned to the G-League's Santa Cruz Warriors on Saturday.

      Jones has only played 5 minutes for Golden State since the beginning of February, and has racked up just seven total minutes on the year. He has a more significant role in the G-League, where he'll likely continue to spend most of the 2017-18 campaign.

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    • Tyson Chandler PHO C
      Suns' Tyson Chandler: Won't play Saturday
      4h ago

      Chandler (neck) is out for Saturday's game against Portland, Craig Grialou of ArizonaSports.com reports.

      Chandler, as expected, will sit out Saturday's contest as he continues to nurse persistent neck spams, which will now cost him a third straight tilt. While he remains sidelined, Alex Len, Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss are all candidates to see expanded roles.

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    • Marc Gasol MEM C
      Grizzlies' Marc Gasol: Officially ruled out
      5h ago

      Gasol will be rested for Saturday's game against Miami.

      The Grizzlies initially announced that Gasol would not start the contest, and it's now been clarified that the veteran will be held out entirely on the second night of a back-to-back. Deyonta Davis will get the start at center in Gasol's place.

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    • Marc Gasol MEM C
      Grizzlies' Marc Gasol: Not in starting five Saturday
      5h ago

      Gasol is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Heat, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.

      It's unclear at the moment if Gasol will come off the bench or not play at all, but we know that Deyonta Davis will draw the start in his stead. More information may emerge as game-time draws nearer.

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    • Deyonta Davis MEM C
      Grizzlies' Deyonta Davis: Moving into starting five
      5h ago

      Davis will start Saturday's game against the Heat, Rob Fischer of Sports 56 in Memphis reports.

      The Grizzlies are yet to officially confirm Marc Gasol's status, but at this point it appears the veteran will be held out on the second night of a back-to-back to rest, which would explain why Davis is starting in his place. Regardless, expect Davis to see a fairly significant increase in playing time after seeing 18 minutes off the bench in each of the last two contests.

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    • Draymond Green GS PF
      Warriors' Draymond Green: Cleared to play Saturday
      4h ago

      Green (shoulder) will play during Saturday's contest against the Thunder.

      As expected, Green, who was listed as probable, will take the floor despite nursing a sore right shoulder. In the month of February, he's averaged 12.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 7.3 assists and a combined 3.4 steals/blocks.

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    • Nemanja Bjelica MIN PF
      Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica: Starting Saturday
      4h ago

      Bjelica will draw the start for Saturday's contest against the Bulls in the wake of Jimmy Butler's meniscus injury, Jace Frederick of St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

      Bjelica will presumably start in Butler's stead for as long as he remains sidelined. Bjelica proved to have significant fantasy value when Butler missed four games at the end of January, averaging 11.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 threes, 1.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 33.5 minutes.

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    • Jarell Martin MEM PF
      Grizzlies' Jarell Martin: Starting at small forward Saturday
      5h ago

      Martin is starting at small forward for Saturday's contest against the Heat due to Tyreke Evans (ribs) being out, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.

      Martin, a third-year forward out of LSU, has seen 20.2 minutes per game this season. But, with the Grizzlies dealing with injuries to key players, he should see more run Saturday and possibly beyond. In the 15 games where he's seen at least 24 minutes, he's averaged 11.0 points and 5.8 rebounds.

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    • Daniel Theis BOS PF
      Celtics' Daniel Theis: Starting Saturday
      6h ago

      Theis will draw the start for Saturday's game against the Knicks as the result of Aron Baynes (elbow) being out, Jay King of MassLive.com reports.

      Theis is coming off a career night against the Pistons on Friday, where he posted 19 points, seven boards, two steals and two blocks in just 21 minutes of action. Brad Stevens has opted to reward that with a relatively spot start on the second half of a back-to-back set.

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    • Skal Labissiere SAC PF
      Kings' Skal Labissiere: Probable Saturday
      8h ago

      Labissiere (shoulder) is listed as probable heading into Saturday's game against the Lakers, Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee reports.

      Labissiere missed nine straight games before All Star Weekend, but returned to action in Thursday's loss to the Thunder. He compiled (10 points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-4 FT), two boards, and two blocks across 26 minutes in his return. The big man's probable designation is likely due to the Kings exercising caution, but final confirmation on his status is unlikely to be made until closer to game time.

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    • Paul Millsap DEN PF
      Nuggets' Paul Millsap: Sheds wrist splint Saturday
      9h ago

      Millsap was seen at Nuggets' practice Saturday without the splint he had been wearing on his injured left wrist, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports.

      Millsap, who has been sidelined since Nov. 19 following left wrist surgery, is expected to make a return in early-to-mid March. He went through a full practice for the first time since his injury Wednesday, though coach Michael Malone was unwilling to commit to a specific timetable for the forward's return. Regardless, shedding his splint is a big step in the right direction. Once he returns, he'll likely be on a minutes restriction, with his re-integration into the rotation probably meaning fewer minutes for the likes of Wilson Chandler, Mason Plumlee and Trey Lyles. At the moment, it's not quite clear who will take the biggest hit, as coach Malone has been tweaking his rotations since Millsap landed on the shelf.

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    • Danny Green SA SF
      Spurs' Danny Green: Not on injury report
      7h ago

      Green is not on the Spurs' injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Cavs.

      Green was held out of Friday's loss to Denver due to an illness, but his absence from the report indicates that he'll return to availability and, likely, the starting lineup. Over his last six games, Green is averaging 28.0 minutes, which he's translated to 12.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1.2 blocks and 1.3 steals per game.

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    • Jonathon Simmons ORL SF
      Magic's Jonathon Simmons: Will start Saturday
      7h ago

      Simmons will start Saturday's game against the 76ers.

      Simmons showed up on the injury report with an ankle injury, but his status never truly appeared to be in much doubt. At this point, all indications are that Simmons will be available for a full complement of minutes.

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    • Jonathon Simmons ORL SF
      Magic's Jonathon Simmons: Game-time call, expected to play
      8h ago

      Simmons (ankle) will be a game-time call for Saturday's game against the 76ers but coach Frank Vogel expects him to take the floor, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

      Simmons injured his left ankle during Thursday's loss to the Knicks but was able to return to the contest and was ultimately left off the injury report in advance of Friday's contest. That said, he's dealing with enough soreness to at least mark him as probable on the off chance things take a turn for the worse. If he ends up unexpectedly missing the game, Mario Hezonja and Wesley Iwundu would probably see extra run.

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    • Paul Zipser CHI SF
      Bulls' Paul Zipser: Ruled out Saturday
      10h ago

      Zipser (foot) will not play Saturday against Minnesota, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.

      As expected, Zipser will be held out after he suffered a left foot injury during Thursday's loss to the Sixers. Zipser was unable to go through practice Friday and should be considered day-to-day until further notice.

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    • Khris Middleton MIL SF
      Bucks' Khris Middleton: Scores 21 points in 35 minutes
      11h ago

      Middleton scored 21 points (5-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 9-10 FT), grabbed three rebounds, dished five assists and snatched one steal across 35 minutes Friday in Milwaukee's win over Toronto.

      Anybody who owns Middleton stock in fantasy hoops is well-aware of how valuable he is. This year has been a peculiar one for the sweet-shooting Texas A&M product. He is averaging 20 points per game, a career-high, but his three-point shooting is at its lowest point since his rookie year. Middleton has been one of the most active, and accurate, mid-range shooters in the league and he has been money this season. His 2016-17 season was cut short due to a torn hamstring, so it's possible for that success to translate to a return to glory beyond-the-arc. Three-point shooting woes aside Middleton still gets his buckets and he collects his fair share of rebounds and assists on top of that. Overall, this player is a fantasy asset whose stock will only rise.

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    • Chandler Parsons MEM SF
      Grizzlies' Chandler Parsons: Out again Saturday
      11h ago

      Parsons (illness) will not play Saturday against the Heat.

      An illness kept Parsons out of Friday's loss to the Cavs, and the ailment will cost him a second straight game coming out of the All-Star break. The 29-year-old has appeared in only one of Memphis' last 22 games while dealing with ongoing knee issues.

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    • Jimmy Butler MIN SG
      Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler: Opts for surgery, out 4-to-6 weeks
      4h ago

      Butler has opted to undergo surgery to address his torn right meniscus and is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      As expected, Butler will miss a significant chunk of the remainder of the regular season recovering from his injury, though should lace up again in time for the playoffs. Optimistically, he could be back as soon as late March, but his return could also slide into early April. From a fantasy perspective, dropping him in many formats may be the best option depending on when specific league's playoffs begin. While Butler is on the shelf, Nemanja Bjelica will presumably start in his stead and see significant run, as he did when Butler missed four games at the end of January. Jamal Crawford also stands to benefit from Butler's absence and should see true sixth-man minutes off the pine. Even when Butler returns, he could be eased back into form, limiting his fantasy upside.

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    • Davon Reed PHO SG
      Suns' Davon Reed: Recalled from G-League
      4h ago

      Reed was recalled from the G-League's Northern Arizona Suns on Saturday, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports.

      Reed has appeared in six of Phoenix's past 10 games, averaging 8.5 minutes and posting 1.5 points. It's unclear if he'll see more run moving forward, though it seems doubtful considering the team's relatively established rotation on the wing.

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    • Torrey Craig DEN SG
      Nuggets' Torrey Craig: Out again Sunday
      6h ago

      Craig (hamstring) is out for Sunday's contest against the Rockets, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports.

      Craig will miss a fourth straight game Sunday as he continues to work his way back from a hamstring injury. In his stead, Will Barton, Devin Harris and Malik Beasley are all candidates to continue seeing extended run.

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    • Jimmy Butler MIN SG
      Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler: MRI reveals meniscal injury
      7h ago

      Butler, who underwent an MRI on Saturday, has been diagnosed with a "meniscal injury" in his right knee, which Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports has reported is a tear.

      The team's release regarding Butler's injury didn't go into much detail regarding the injury itself or the recovery period. There are both surgical and non-surgical options for meniscus injuries, but it's unclear at the moment which route Butler will go. Certainly, his season is in jeopardy. More information should arrive soon regarding the specifics of the injury and how long the star wing will be sidelined.

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    • Manu Ginobili SA SG
      Spurs' Manu Ginobili: Questionable Sunday vs. Cavs
      7h ago

      Ginobili (chest) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Cavaliers.

      The veteran injured his chest during Friday's contest against the Nuggets. Afterward, he underwent an X-ray. The results have not been officially revealed, though with the news of him being questionable Saturday, the results were presumably negative. If he gets ruled out, Bryn Forbes and Brandon Paul could see expanded roles.

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    • Terrence Ross ORL SG
      Magic's Terrence Ross: Says he is 'close' to returning
      8h ago

      Ross (knee) says he is "close" to returning, despite having a recent setback in his recovery, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.

      There's been little word of Ross' recovery since he went down with injury in late November. He apparently experienced a setback at one point, though believes he'll play again "soon". The news itself is relatively vague, so it's hard to gauge what his timetable for a return actually is.

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    • De'Aaron Fox SAC PG
      Kings' De'Aaron Fox: Starting Saturday
      2h ago

      Fox (eye) is in Saturday's starting lineup, Kayte Christensen of KHTK-AM reports.

      Fox missed Thursday's game against the Thunder due to a case of pink eye.

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    • Tyreke Evans MEM PG
      Grizzlies' Tyreke Evans: To undergo MRI on Sunday
      5h ago

      Evans (ribs), who is out for Saturday's contest against Miami, will undergo an MRI on Sunday, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.

      Evans exited Friday's loss to the Cavaliers after 31 minutes due to a rib injury, which is apparently giving him enough discomfort to warrant an MRI. For Saturday's game and possibly beyond depending on the extent of his injury, Andrew Harrison and Ben McLemore are candidates to see expanded roles.

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    • Shane Larkin BOS PG
      Celtics' Shane Larkin: Cleared for limited return
      6h ago

      Larkin (knee) will be available for limited minutes Saturday against the Knicks, Jay King of MassLive.com reports.

      Larkin was held out of Friday's win over Detroit, but he'll return on the second night of a back-to-back, albeit with a restriction of 10-12 minutes. The former Miami standout's role has varied on a nightly basis when healthy, so it's entirely possible that the minutes limit won't impact his role off the bench.

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    • Kobi Simmons MEM PG
      Grizzlies' Kobi Simmons: Will be available for Grizzlies
      6h ago

      Simmons has been recalled from the G-League in advance of Saturday's game against the Heat.

      The rookie out of Arizona has spent most of the year with the Memphis Hustle, but with Tyreke Evans and Wayne Selden both sidelined Saturday -- in addition to Mike Conley -- Simmons will rejoin the NBA club to provide depth at point guard. Simmons' last NBA action came back on Jan. 24, when he played 14 minutes and scored six points in a loss to the Spurs.

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    • De'Aaron Fox SAC PG
      Kings' De'Aaron Fox: Upgraded to probable Saturday
      8h ago

      Fox (pink eye) has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's tilt against the Lakers, Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee reports.

      Fox missed Thursday's tilt against the Thunder as the result of pink eye, but his condition has apparently improved significantly over the past few days. On the off chance he doesn't play, Garrett Temple would likely see extra run.

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    • Frank Mason III SAC PG
      Kings' Frank Mason: Probable Saturday
      8h ago

      Mason (heel) is probable for Saturday's tilt against the Lakers, Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee reports.

      Mason returned from a plantar fascia injury Thursday after missing 21 games, posting six points, two assists, one rebound and a steal in 14 minutes. He's presumably dealing with some lingering soreness, hence the probable tag. If he's unexpectedly held out, look for Garrett Temple to see some extra run.

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