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  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Shams Charania reports that the NBA and the players union are planning to enter an agreement on a moratorium during the league's COVID-19 hiatus.

    The moratorium would last from March 12 to April 10 before being re-assessed. That would put a freeze on trades, signings, contract options and 10-day contracts. It's a sensible agreement, especially helping the players who are currently on 10-day deals. When the league does return, things should pick back up right where they started — from this perspective, at least.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Speaking on TNT on Thursday, commissioner Adam Silver said that the NBA's hiatus would be "most likely, at least 30 days."

    Silver added that the NBA simply doesn't know enough yet to offer a more concrete timeline, and that a potential return to play will also depend on developments regarding treatment tactics for COVID-19. Other reports have surfaced about some ownership groups being willing to play the season into August if need be, but anything about a potential return date is simply speculation at this point.

    Source: NBA on TNT

  • Rudy Gobert
    C, Utah Jazz

    The NBA has informed teams that the league will be suspended for 30 days at minimum, per Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star.

    With two confirmed cases in the league, and all 30 teams able to be connected through their play in the last week alone, the NBA has no choice but to suspend operations. A month off seems like the true best-case scenario for the league, but they really have no control over the spread of COVID-19 and things will be in limbo indeterminately.

    Source: Bruce Arthur on Twitter

  • Spencer Dinwiddie
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Spencer Dinwiddie helped power the Nets to a 104-102 upset over the Lakers on Tuesday with 23 points on 7-of-17 shooting from the field and 8-of-8 shooting at the line.

    Dinwiddie also chipped in four rebounds, one triple, seven assists and one steal to round out his line for the night. He's a bona fide star, making the go-ahead basket to seal the win. Held back by his .415 shooting clip from the field, Dinwididie's been a top-150 play for the season so far.

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard put up his best game since returning from his right groin strain, leading the Blazrs to a 121-105 win over the Suns on Tuesday with 25 points on 8-of-17 shooting and a full stat line.

    Lillard hit 5-of-10 shots from 3-point range and aded five rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocks to the box in 40 minutes. Top-10 Lillard is officially back and ready to rock it ROS.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge (sore right shoulder) returned from a six-game absence and led the Spurs to a 119-109 win over the Mavs on Tuesday, scoring a team-high 24 points in a team-high 37 minutes while also adding two rebounds, two assists, three steals, four blocks and a 3-pointer.

    This didn't look like a guy who was listed as doubtful as of this afternoon. Aldridge showed very little rust and went back to his high-usage role immediately, and he's good to get back into all lineups. With the Spurs having eight games over the next two fantasy matchup weeks, a performance like this surely put a lot of minds at ease about the near future.

  • Derrick White
    PG, San Antonio Spurs

    Derrick White was outstanding in Tuesday's home win, registering 14 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, two steals, four blocks and a 3-pointer in 35 minutes of action.

    White has been a top-130 type on the full season with stretches of viability and complete frustration, but you need to go check and make sure he's not still free in any of your leagues. With Dejounte Murray out for an undisclosed period of time, White will have the starting PG spot all to himself and is obviously capable of multi-cat lines with elite defensive production. This looks like a player that can put fantasy teams over the championship hump.

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine felt good after a workout on Tuesday and said that he expects to return sometime in the next week or so.

    This is a tough pill to swallow for owners fighting for a playoff spot, but he should be back to help in the playoffs if you're there. Colby White will continue to see a usage bump until LaVine can get back out there, while Shaq Harrison is remaining in the starting lineup for now.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

  • Jaylen Brown
    SG, Boston Celtics

    Brad Stevens said that Jaylen Brown (right hamstring strain) is not likely to play against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Brown is likely to miss a fifth straight game after missing Tuesday's game as well, and there is no timetable for a return as of yet. Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart will continue to be relied upon more during Brown's absence.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker will be on a strict 30-32 minute limit for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.

    Walker is still working his way back from a knee injury that has bothered him since before the All-Star break. The good news is that this is more than enough time to put up numbers. Continue to start Walker with the expectation that he should have his minutes limit lifted shortly.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic (right wrist pain) and Dorian Finney-Smith (hip) are expected to play in Tuesday's matchup with the Spurs.

    Rick Carlise mentioned that he's afraid that Doncic's wrist is something that is going to continue to bother him for the rest of the season. Owners will just have to roll with it and hope that the young superstar will continue to push through the pain and suit up down the stretch.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge (sore right shoulder) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mavs.

    The good news for owners who took a chance on Trey Lyles is that he will remain in the starting lineup. Aldridge, who missed six games, should pick up right where he left off as the Spurs try to keep their playoff hopes alive. Get him back into all lineups.

    Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Josh Richardson is no longer listed on the injury report and will be available to play against the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Richardson should see added playmaking duties with Ben Simmons (out) dealing with a back injury. Shake Milton has balled out recently while Richardson, Simmons and Joel Embiid have been out, but is sure to see a hit to his value with Richardson and possibly Embiid returning for this one. Richardson ranks in the top-150 on the year but has the upside to be a top-75 value down the stretch.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (left toe) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Butler missed Tuesday's practice, so odds are that he will sit this one out. Jae Crowder and Derrick Jones Jr. should see extra minutes if Butler ultimately sits this one out, while there will be a lot of usage to go around. Keep tabs on the situation as we get to Wednesday.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) is being listed as questionable to return for Wednesday's contest against the Pistons.

    Embiid went through a full practice on Tuesday and is looking to make a return after missing the past couple of weeks. Al Horford is going to see a dent in his value as Embiid gets his feet back under him and resumes his normal high usage role.

    Source: NBA Injury Report