• Marcus Smart
    G, Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart (left torn oblique) will not have a minutes restriction on Monday, but will play in "short stints" according to coach Brad Stevens.

    Smart was recently cleared to play and was deemed available, but now we know a little more on how he'll be used upon return. It's a big win for the Celtics that Smart was able to return before Malcolm Brogdon (foot). The Celtics will try to even the series at two games a piece in Monday's Game 4.

    Source: Sean Grande on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Terrence Ross
    SG, Orlando Magic

    Terrence Ross had a big game on Friday evening vs. the Wolves, putting up 33 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 34 minutes of action.

    He was on fire tonight from beyond the arc, going a cool 7-for-15 from deep. Ross took a total of 25 shots tonight, which is even a lot for him. He's been averaging close to 30 minutes a night over the past two months and has provided top-125 value on the season on a per game basis. Ross is a usable asset almost everywhere.

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young dished out 14 dimes on Friday to go along with 22 points (6-of-18 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs), two rebounds, one triple and one steal in 31 minutes.

    In an odd stroke of irony, Young was the Hawks starter who hit the least number of treys in this game. However, it's a good sign that he was able to share the rock and get more of his teammates involved in the action, especially with him struggling to find his shot from the field. He's been shooting the ball better than this lately, so this little stumble should be erased by a good game soon enough.

  • Cam Reddish
    G-F, Atlanta Hawks

    Cam Reddish caught fire in a start on Friday, hitting 6-of-9 3-pointers (career-high) en route to a career-high 26 points on 9-of-14 shooting as the Hawks topped the Nets 141-118.

    Obviously, tonight's line was one of Reddish's best overall. The Hawks opted to go small vs. the Nets and he started over Bruno Fernando (nine points, nine rebounds, two steals). This could be a turning point for Reddish, who has struggled to get into a consistent flow of production throughout 2019-20. He's worth a speculative add right now.

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick (left hamstring strain) has been ruled out for the remainder of the game Friday vs. the Cavs.

    Once it was revealed Redick had suffered a hamstring strain, it was not surprising for him to miss the rest of this one. In addition, he could miss some time which is something the Pelicans and fantasy owners don't want to see with the playoffs on the line in both cases. The team has yet to indicate the severity to which Redick is injured just yet, but it should come sometime in the next 24 hours.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson took a hard fall in the paint attempting to get a rebound in the first quarter of the Suns' game vs. the Pistons on Friday.

    It looked like he took a shot in the ribs while in the air before hitting the floor with a loud smack. Johnson was doubled over on the court for a minute before heading to the Suns' locker room. An update on his status should be provided by the team soon.

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick (left hamstring strain) is doubtful to return to Friday's game.

    Well there it is. After leaving with a mystery injury, Redick had apparently injured his hamstring. There should be some update to the severity of the injury after the game.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick has left the Pelicans' bench and headed to the locker room near the end of the first quarter of their game against the Cavs on Friday evening.

    Stay tuned. He signaled to the bench due to apparent injury and left the game. He has yet to return to the Pelicans' bench.

    Source: Will Guillory on Twitter

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown (knee) has officially been ruled out for Friday's contest vs. the Suns.

    Coach Dwane Casey said as much by deeming him doubtful earlier in the afternoon. Look for Brandon Knight to pick up most of the offensive slack in Brown's absence. Knight has been productive in the last couple of games, averaging 9.7 PTS and 3.7 AST over the last two weeks.

    Source: Johnny Kane on Twitter

  • Donte DiVincenzo
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Donte DiVincenzo will pick up the start for the Bucks on Friday against the Thunder with Khris Middleton (neck) out.

    DiVincenzo has been around a top-100 guy coming off the bench anyway this year, so if you have him make sure he's locked into your lineup. He should get a bump in production on offense on Friday with Middleton on the bench.

    Source: Milwaukee Bucks on Twitter

  • Hamidou Diallo
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Hamidou Diallo will start for an injured Danilo Gallinari (left ankle) on Friday evening in the Thunder's road game against the Bucks.

    Diallo has offered solid production in limited action this season, and his per-36 numbers reflect that. If he were getting those types of minutes every night, he would be sitting at 12.0 points per game and 6.4 boards per game. That said, nobody is expecting Diallo to get anywhere close to that much playing time on Friday. The Thunder are too balanced and too deep for him to carry any fantasy value.

    Source: Erik Horne on Twitter