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  • Kevin Huerter - G - Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter (left ankle sprain) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Pistons.

    Huerter has been playing a ton as Atlanta's starting shooting guard, so his absence will open up a sizable hole in the rotation. He was able to play through the injury in the final game before the All-Star break but it looks as though the week off wasn't enough for him to get right. Kent Bazemore should be the big winner here.

    Source: KL Chouinard on Twitter

  • Fred VanVleet - G - Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet had the cast taken off his left thumb yesterday and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Early reports had VanVleet sidelined for five weeks after undergoing surgery to repair ligament tears in his left thumb, which happened a week ago. The Raptors' sixth man is hoping to play in some games before the playoffs begin but admits that's not a sure thing, though it does seem like an attainable goal given what we know about the current timetable. Jeremy Lin will hold down the backup point guard spot in the meantime and we'll revisit FVV in two weeks' time.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter

  • LaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) is being listed as probable ahead of Friday's matchup with the Raptors.

    Aldridge was able to play in Sunday's All-Star game so it's a relatively recent development, and we're not expecting him to miss any time. Check back tomorrow for confirmation that he's in the lineup tomorrow night.

    Source: Jeff Garcia on Twitter

  • Derrick White - G - San Antonio Spurs

    Derrick White (right heel soreness) is probable for Friday's game against the Raptors.

    White was expected to return after the All-Star break so it's good to see that the initial timeline held firm. His foot/heel issues have been big speed bumps this season but he's been productive whenever he can stay on the court. Patty Mills and Bryn Forbes will lose some playing time while Davis Bertans is likely to move back to the bench. White not be at full speed tomorrow night but should be good to place into all lineups next week.

    Source: Jeff Garcia on Twitter

  • Joakim Noah - C - Memphis Grizzlies

    Joakim Noah (right heel soreness) is probable for Friday's matchup with the Clippers.

    Noah is looking at a few extra minutes with Jonas Valanciunas out for personal reasons, so he could be a viable cheap DFS play with the way that the team has limited Ivan Rabb's playing time of late. It's hard to envision Noah being worth your time when JV is with the team, however, so this is going to be a short-lived affair.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Tyler Dorsey - G - Memphis Grizzlies

    Tyler Dorsey (left knee soreness) is probable for Friday's game against the Clippers.

    Dorsey only played 10 minutes in his team debut so this has no bearing on any leagues with fewer than 30 teams.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Jevon Carter - G - Memphis Grizzlies

    Jevon Carter (right knee soreness) is probable for Friday's game with the Clippers.

    Carter can be let go, even in most deep leagues, as the trade deadline really didn't go his way. In addition to Mike Conley staying, Delon Wright and Avery Bradley have immediately overtaken him on the depth chart.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic - G/F - Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic was getting his foot looked at by the training staff on Thursday but was able to practice in full and is not on the injury report for Friday.

    Seems like much ado about nothing for the star rookie. Fantasy owners have had to deal with some minor bumps and bruises for Doncic, but he has yet to miss any significant time.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irving (right knee strain) is not on the injury report and will play in Thursday's tilt with the Bucks.

    As expected after Irving played in Sunday's All-Star game. He should be good to go for top-10 value the rest of the way as the Celtics claw their way up the standings.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Robert Williams III - C/F - Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams is available to play in Thursday's game with the Bucks.

    Williams missed the final game before the break because of an illness. He's unlikely to see much playing time either way, but at least he's healthy.

    Source: NBA.com