• Yogi Ferrell - G - Dallas Mavericks

    There has been no word from the Mavs on whether or not they plan to re-sign Yogi Ferrell, but sources close to the Mavs say that he is a favorite of the organization.

    Ferrell has played some valuable basketball for the Mavs due to a multitude of injuries, so re-signing him would ensure that they still have a lot of backcourt depth in the case of injury. He will only have fantasy value if he becomes a fill-in starter due to injury, otherwise he is just a source of points off the bench for the Mavs.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter

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  • Jimmy Butler - G/F - Philadelphia Sixers

    Jimmy Butler was ejected in Game 4 in the third quarter for escalating a fight started by Jared Dudley, who was also ejected.

    Butler was protecting Joel Embiid after Dudley shoved Embiid following a foul on Jarrett Allen. Butler was 4-for-6 from the field with 11 points, four boards, four assists and two steals and the Sixers will certainly miss him as they try to come back against the Nets in this one.

  • Torrey Craig - F - Denver Nuggets

    Torrey Craig will start Saturday's Game 4 over Will Barton.

    This was somewhat expected as Barton has disappeared so far in the playoffs. Craig will give the Nuggets a lot of defense in the starting lineup and will hopefully let Barton do his thing off the bench.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Jared Dudley - F - Brooklyn Nets

    Jared Dudley and Jimmy Butler have been ejected from Saturday's game after instigating and escalating a fight in the third quarter.

    Joel Embiid blocked Jarrett Allen and form Dudley's angle it appeared Embiid whacked Allen's head. He got mostly ball, but Dudley pushed Embiid after the play, which led Butler to push Dudley, which led to a full on fracas that bled into the front row on the baseline. If Embiid had not gotten a flagrant foul on Allen earlier in the series, this whole ordeal likely doesn't happen. Dudley finished the day with eight points in 20 minutes after drawing the start.

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    The Hornets do not yet know if Nicolas Batum will be a starter or a reserve next season.

    Batum is owed over $25 million in 2019-20 and $27 million in 2020-21, meaning it would take multiple picks or young players to move him, or taking on an equally bad contract. When healthy, he obviously has talent on both ends of the floor, but we haven't seen that in a few years. With Batum's uncertainty already being talked about, Miles Bridges could be a regular starter next season, which would do wonders for his fantasy value.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Charlotte Observer

  • Chris Boucher - F - Toronto Raptors

    Chris Boucher (back spasms) is not listed on the injury report on Saturday.

    Boucher is unlikely to see any minutes, but he's in the mix for emergency center if needed.

  • Jared Dudley - F - Brooklyn Nets

    Moments before Game 4 tipoff, the Nets unveiled that Jared Dudley and Caris LeVert will start over Rodions Kurucs and DeMarre Carroll.

    Carroll has been struggling mightily with his shot this series at 28.0 percent and Kurucs has been equally unimpressive so coach Kenny Atkinson will make a change. Dudley played 28 minutes during the Nets Game 1 win and LeVert has been arguably their best player so far this series.

    Source: Serena Winters on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) is a go for Game 4 against the Nets on Saturday.

    Embiid averaged 22.6 minutes per game in Games 1 and 2 while missing Game 3 and his minutes will likely continue be monitored. This bodes as bad news for the Nets who have gotten used to being decimated by opposing centers all season. Perhaps that ends today with with legendary enforcer Charles Oakley seen speaking with Jarrett Allen during pregame warmups.

    Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter

  • Caris LeVert - G - Brooklyn Nets

    LeVert is expected to play more in Game 4 than the 23.7 minutes per game he has averaged this series.

    LeVert played 28 minutes last game, putting up 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and three triples. He exceeded 30 minutes only once in the Nets' last 13 games but with the team in danger of falling into a 1-3 hole, giving him more minutes may not be a bad idea as he has arguably been their best player so far this series.

    Source: Greg Logan on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) is a game-time decision for Saturday's Game 4 against the Nets.

    With just a little more than an hour left before tip-off, Embiid's status is still in the air. Embiid missed Game 3 after playing in 1 and 2. He played only 22.6 minutes per game in those first two and the minutes will likely be monitored again if he does suit up. Coach Brett Brown said that Greg Monroe will draw the start again if Embiid cannot go. Monroe shot only 4-of-13 from the field in his Game 3 start and ended with nine points, 13 rebounds, a block and a steal in 25 minutes.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Tony Snell - G - Milwaukee Bucks

    Tony Snell (ankle) would be in an "emergency role" if he does play on Saturday according to coach Mike Budenholzer.

    Snell is still progressing according to the coach but he will not be rushed back after missing almost a month of action. The Bucks have routed the Pistons in each of the first two games in their series while Pat Connaughton and Sterling Brown should not be affected by Snell's return just yet.

    Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter