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  • Stephen Curry
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    Stephen Curry (illness) is being listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Clippers.

    Curry went through shootaround earlier on Tuesday, so there is a good chance that he will return for the Warriors' next game against the Nets on Thursday. Curry looked to be in prime form during his return. Mychal Mulder and Jordan Poole should again see added opportunities.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo (sore right knee) will be available to play against the Celtics on Tuesday.

    This will be Oladipo's third straight game as he looks to finish the season off strong. The Pacers are going to need even more production than they thought from Oladipo with Malcolm Brogdon week-to-week and Jeremy Lamb out for the season. Oladipo has an immense upside as long as he can stay on the court and get comfortable.

    Source: Pacers on Twitter

  • Darius Garland
    Team, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com is reporting that the Cavs have agreed to a multi-year contract with head coach J.B. Bickerstaff.

    Bickerstaff took over right before play resumed out of the All-Star break and now is going to be sticking around for a while. It's an interesting move by the Cavs to not test the coaching market in the offseason first, especially since Kenny Atkinson is now available, but the Cavs must like what Bickerstaff brings to the table. Bickerstaff has previous head-coaching experience, most recently with the Grizzlies for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Lou Williams
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams (sore right calf) is being listed as out ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Warriors.

    Williams has been slumping a bit over the past two weeks, with value outside of the top-150 in 9 cat leagues. This is likely a routine maintenance day against the worst-record in the league. Patrick Beverley and Landry Shamet should see additional minutes in Williams' absence.

    Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson (illness) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

    Robinson missed a game last week but played nearly 30 minutes in Sunday's win against the Pistons. If he can't play, Bobby Portis would be the biggest beneficiary. Keep an eye on his status as the day moves along.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) was a full participant in Tuesday's shootaround and is hopeful to be cleared to play against the Blazers.

    Aron Baynes has had a career-best two-game stretch with Ayton out the past two games but is sure to take a massive hit once Ayton is cleared to return. The Suns and Blazers are fighting to stay alive for the final spot out west, so we would expect to see Ayton active for this one.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Stephen Curry
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    Stephen Curry (illness) participated in Tuesday's shootaround and is being considered questionable against the Clippers.

    Curry missed Saturday's game against the Sixers with the illness but looks to be progressing towards a return to action. Curry played his first game in months on Thursday and put up 23 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and three treys, showing his customary elite production. Pay attention to his status as we inch closer to tip-off.

    Source: Connor Letourneau on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (left toe) missed practice on Tuesday and his status is uncertain for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Butler left Sunday's game early with the toe injury, and it looks as though he will be in danger of missing this one as well. If Butler can't go, Derrick Jones Jr. and Tyler Herro would see a value bump. Continue to monitor the situation as tipoff nears.

    Source: Andre Fernandez on Twitter

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge (sore right shoulder) is now being listed as probable for Tuesday’s contest against the Mavs.

    Aldridge has missed the past six games but is looking likely to return in time for owners' playoff matchups. With Jakob Poetl out, Aldridge is looking at a big workload. Trey Lyles has been playing impressive as of late but is going to take a massive hit with Aldridge returning.

    Source: RJ Marquez on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (groin) is planning to play against the Nets on Tuesday despite being listed as questionable.

    James is coming off an impressive weekend against the Bucks and Clippers, putting himself firmly near the top of the MVP discussion. If James sits Kentavious Caldwell-Pope would draw the start. Check for an official update on James status tonight.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Josh Richardson has cleared the concussion protocol and returned to practice on Tuesday.

    Richardson may return for Wednesday’s contest against the Pistons. With Ben Simmons (back) still out, Richardson will be looking at added opportunities to take on more of a facilitator role moving forward.

    Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) returned to practice on Tuesday and may return to game action for Wednesday’s game against the Pistons.

    Embiid has missed nearly two weeks since injuring his shoulder, but he’s getting close to a return. Keep an eye on his status as tip-off nears closers and be aware that Embiid’s return will have ripple effects throughout the rotation. Al Horford is likely to take the biggest hit when Embiid is back.

    Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (hip contusion) returned to practice on Tuesday and is expected to play in Wednesday’s game against the Jazz.

    Gilgeous-Alexander missed his first game on Sunday but it looks like that should be it. The Thunder are climbing in the Western Conference standings and have incentive to get their budding star guard out there. Make sure to check back on SGA’s status on Wednesday and fire him up as usual.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Jrue Holiday
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jrue Holiday carried the load on Sunday in Minnesota, leading the Pelicans to a win with 37 points (13-for-20 FG, 8-of-9 FT), nine rebounds, eight assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers.

    Holiday set a new season-high in scoring today and it was good to see a line like this after he's been playing like more of a support player while New Orleans' younger charges have been outstanding. Holiday is as safe as it gets in the early-middle rounds and has top-20 upside. Hopefully this is the start of a production binge.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo has been diagnosed with a mild joint capsule sprain in his left knee and will be held out of the final two games of the Bucks' current road trip.

    Antetokounmpo's next chance to play will come on Thursday against the Celtics, though that will likely be dependent on his next re-evaluation. Ersan Ilyasova figures to move into the starting five and we should see more work for wing types like Donte DiVincenzo and Sterling Brown as the rotation shuffles around to compensate for this massive loss.

    Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter