• Damion Lee
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks are expected to replace Isaiah Taylor in the starting lineup with Damion Lee on Sunday.

    Lee had been starting at shooting guard before bumping him for DeAndre' Bembry on Friday, and now it looks like they'll roll with a big backcourt against the Celtics. This will really hurt Taylor's fantasy stock — owners might feel compelled to make a drop if the minutes aren't there today but the Hawks could easily plug him back into the starting five for the next game. Lee is the guy you'll want to start from the backcourt mix today.

    Source: Fox Sports: Hawks

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  • Jusuf Nurkic
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Jusuf Nurkic went through a full practice on Wednesday, according to teammate Damian Lillard.

    Lillard said that Nurkic went dull speed and was took contact during the practice. While Nurkic isn't expected to return to game action until at least March, he remains a quality stash for teams that have an open IR spot or can afford it. He will surely have restrictions when he does return, but he has shown to be an across the board contributor as evidenced by the 15.6 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steal he averaged in 72 games during the 2018-19 NBA season.

    Source: Jason Quick on Twitter

  • Nicolas Claxton
    PF, Brooklyn Nets

    Nicolas Claxton (shoulder) is considered questionable for Thursday's game.

    Claxton was injured when Giannis Antetokounmpo set a screen during the game on Saturday. He managed to play well on Monday but is apparently still dealing with the issue. If Claxton and DeAndre Jordan cannot play, Jarrett Allen will have a lot of responsibility.

    Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter

  • Alfonzo McKinnie
    SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Alfonzo McKinnie is expected to sign a second 10-day contract with the Cavs on Thursday.

    McKinnie has played solid bench minutes over the last month. He's not a recommended fantasy play but does provide some rebounding.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving (hamstring) is considered probable for Thursday's game.

    Irving missed Monday's contest but is likely to face the Lakers. He has been a force during his first 15 games with the Nets. So far, Irving is averaging 26.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 6.9 assists.

    Source: Kristian Winfield on Twitter

  • DeAndre Jordan
    C, Brooklyn Nets

    DeAndre Jordan (dislocated right middle finger) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game.

    Jordan was injured a week ago. It's currently up in the air whether Jordan will face the Lakers. He can provide rebounds and blocks when healthy but has been limited to a part-time role.

    Source: Kristian Winfield on Twitter

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick (left hamstring strain) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game.

    He was previously considered probable. E'Twaun Moore could be in line for more action if Redick doesn't play.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Zion Williamson (right knee surgery) is considered probable for Wednesday's game.

    Williamson should make his season debut against the Spurs as initially expected. Expect the Pelicans to ease him along, but this is a positive development for owners who have held onto him.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game.

    Favors and teammate Jahlil Okafor have both been upgraded to probable. This news should push Jaxson Hayes and Nicolo Melli back to lesser roles.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game.

    He was previously considered questionable but should be good to go after being out for about a week. Outside of his last appearance on January 13, Okafor hasn't delivered much value recently and Derrick Favors is also expected to be available.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Dwight Powell
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Confirming earlier reports, Dwight Powell has a ruptured right Achilles tendon and is considering surgery.

    This is likely a season-ending injury for Powell. Maxi Kleber should see an expanded role for the remainder of the season.

    Source: Mavs PR on Twitter