• Gordon Hayward
    F, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward said he is, "looking forward to attacking it," when talking about the offseason and how his ankle injury is fully behind him this summer.

    Hayward understandably took a bit of time to get going this season, but he started to look more and more like himself as the season rolled on. With a full offseason and the uncertain futures of some of his teammates, Hayward has the chance to return to a featured role in the 2019-2020 season.

    Source: Boston.com Celtics News on Twitter

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  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Al Horford told the media that he expects to continue coming off the bench going forward.

    Even off the bench, Horford has been playing close to 30 minutes per night of late. Nevertheless, it's an indication that Josh Richardson should maintain his place in the starting lineup for the Sixers. Horford can contribute in a variety of categories, but he has scored only 9.3 points per game over his last ten appearances.

    Source: Tom Moore on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela (right heel contusion) will be out for "weeks" according to Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce.

    The Hawks have little incentive to rush Capela and Dewayne Dedmon should see steady minutes while he is sidelined. Still, this is a longer absence than most observers would have expected. Capela is a double-double machine when healthy, but hopefully your league has an injured reserve spot if you own him.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) will not play on Thursday.

    Kennard's timetable is still unclear, but Reggie Jackson's buyout should give him added value when he rejoins the Pistons. Kennard has enjoyed his finest season to date in compiling 15.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • DeAndre' Bembry
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    DeAndre’ Bembry (hand) will be available for Thursday's game.

    Bembry had minor surgery for his right hand neuritis in late January. This will be his first game back since January 20. Cam Reddish could see a dip in minutes.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela (right heel contusion) will not be available for Thursday's game against the Heat.

    Capela hasn't yet made his debut for the Hawks. He averaged 13.9 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game before the Rockets traded him away. Dewayne Dedmon should continue to start in his absence.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Jacob Evans
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Wolves announced this morning that the team has assigned Jacob Evans, Omari Spellman and Jarred Vanderbilt to the Iowa Wolves, the team’s NBA G League affiliate.

    All of them were acquired at the trade deadline and they are unlikely to receive much playing time with the main squad.

    Source: Nba.com

  • Kris Dunn
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls announced this morning that Kris Dunn will continue his current rehabilitation program of his medial collateral ligament sprain for the next 4-6 weeks before progressing to functional training.

    A determination will be made at that time if additional treatment is required so it’s not certain that Dunn will be able to return to action this year. He is now a drop in standard leagues and the Bulls will rely on Tomas Satoransky and Coby White for the foreseeable future.

    Source: Nba.com

  • Aaron Gordon
    PF, Orlando Magic

    The Magic tried mightily to trade forward Aaron Gordon before last week's deadline, according to veteran NBA reporter Sean Deveney.

    The Warriors and the Suns were among the teams that spoke to the Magic but talks obviously didn’t materialize. Orlando is waiting for first-round pick Chuma Okeke as he recovers from ACL surgery, and his recovery could potentially spell the end of Gordon with the Magic. AG has taken a step back this year, sitting outside the top-150 in standard leagues but hopefully the All-Star break helps him get back on track.

    Source: Heavy.com

  • Nicolas Claxton
    PF, Brooklyn Nets

    The Nets assigned Nicolas Claxton to their G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets, on Wednesday.

    With DeAndre Jordan and Jarrett Allen healthy it’s gonna be hard for the rookie center to find any minutes. He is only a stash in dynasty leagues right now.

    Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter

  • Stephen Curry
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    After a full month of increasingly intense individual workouts, Stephen Curry joined on Tuesday his Warriors teammates on the practice court for the first time since last October.

    If all goes well next week, it’s conceivable Curry would immediately begin scrimmaging, with a possible return a few days later. The Warriors have 27 games remaining and after March 1st that number drops to 21. Their final 20 begin with a four-game homestand from March 5th to March 12th and, assuming there are no setbacks, it’s likely that Curry will return during that stretch. Make sure that he is not available in any leagues as he could be the difference-maker during this year’s fantasy playoffs.

    Source: Monte Poole on Twitter