• Al Horford
    F/C, Boston Celtics

    Al Horford spent most of the second half in the locker room due to knee problems on Saturday, and Brad Stevens said after the game that the Celtics already have "three or four games" of planned rest for Horford down the stretch.

    The Celtics have 12 games left, so that's anywhere from a quarter to a third of Horford's remaining schedule. It means fantasy owners can't expect a full slate from the top-50 big man the rest of the way, which is going to be a major headache as fantasy championships are starting to be decided. Horford finished with nine points, six rebounds, three assists and a block in 28 minutes today, and Aron Baynes, Daniel Theis and Robert Williams will all see more minutes whenever Horford sits. He missed time earlier in the year with knee issues but had been fairly pain-free until today. After the game, Horford said that he simply banged his knee today and that his departure had nothing to do with those earlier injuries.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Patrick Patterson
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Back spasms will keep Patrick Patterson out of Sunday's game.

    Patterson was unable to return to Friday's game after leaving with the injury. He's not a fantasy factor.

    Source: Brad Turner on Twitter

  • Matisse Thybulle
    SG-SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Matisse Thybulle (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Sunday's game.

    Thybulle left Saturday's game after just nine minutes. The rookie was a revelation early in the year but has floated in and out of the rotation since. Still, even in mid-teens minutes, Thybulle has enough juice to work as a defensive specialist in all formats.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid will play on Sunday against the Raptors, as expected.

    Embiid missed Saturday's game against Cleveland with a "left hip contusion," though the cynical among us will obviously identify that as a rest day. He's had infamous struggles against Marc Gasol but should be in all lineups today.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    After Sunday's practice, Brad Stevens declined to rule Gordon Hayward (fractured left hand) out for Monday's game with the Cavs.

    That sounds promising, though Boston didn't do any live 5-on-5 during today's practice, so they might want Hayward to go through that final step before plugging him back in the lineup. That said, a game against the lowly Cavs would be a great way to ease him back in. Even if Hayward doesn't return on Monday, it seems safe to expect him back in the lineup at some point next week.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (sore right hip) was unable to practice on Sunday and is doubtful for Monday's game.

    Williams is averaging 1.1 blocks in 14.1 mpg on the season, and his likely absence should give Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter more room to breathe. It's a frustrating timeshare that has the three Celtics bigs on the outside looking in on standard-league value.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Delon Wright
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Delon Wright (right adductor strain) has been ruled out of Sunday's game.

    Wright's 21.2 mpg figure to be spread around among Jalen Brunson, Seth Curry and JJ Barea, with Brunson the player most likely to see a notable change in deployment. There are no standard-league pickups here and Wright is worth holding in most leagues despite his relatively disappointing start to the year.

    Source: Chuck Cooperstein on Twitter

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo (left hamstring strain) is questionable ahead of Sunday's game.

    Rondo was unable to return to Friday's contest and the Lakers may take it easy on the veteran, who has already missed a big chunk of time with a right leg injury this year. Any absence will open up some more minutes for Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers continue to be extremely thorough with their injury reporting, as Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma are both probable to play on Sunday.

    Both players have been active despite probable tags for some time now and there's no reason to expect that to change tonight. Davis is dealing with a sore right shoulder while Kuzma has a mild left ankle sprain.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Gary Trent Jr.
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Gary Trent Jr. (right hamstring strain) is questionable to play on Sunday against the Thunder.

    Trent has missed the last six games but could be looking at a nice chunk of minutes when he does return in the wake of Rodney Hood's season-ending injury. We're not super excited about his outlook but Trent is definitely someone to keep a close eye on in deeper leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Chandler Hutchison
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Chandler Hutchison (right shoulder sprain) will not play on Sunday.

    There's been no reported timetable here, and Kris Dunn will continue to start in his place indefinitely.

    Source: NBA Injury Report