• Shane Larkin
    G, Boston Celtics

    Shane Larkin headed back into the locker room in the first quarter of Monday's Game 4 and has been ruled questionable to return with a shoulder injury.

    Larkin has given the Celtics some decent minutes in the backcourt but isn't really a featured player. It could prove problematic for Boston if Marcus Smart finds himself in foul trouble, however.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

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  • Isaiah Hartenstein
    PF, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets have assigned Isaiah Hartenstein and Chris Clemons to the teams G League affiliate.

    Hartenstein was unable to find any minutes while Clint Capela was injured as the team fully embraces the small-ball philosophy. Hartenstein and Clemons will be able to get consistent minutes down in the g League. Neither player is on the fantasy radar right now.

    Source: Alkyhan Bijani on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Per Jason Quick of The Athletic, Hassan Whiteside is unlikely to lose the starting C job when Juduf Nurkic returns to game action.

    It's going to take some time for Nurkic to get up to speed in addition to the team likely being conservative on back-to-backs. The Blazers are trying hard to get the eighth spot in the west, but won't do it at the expense of their long-term big man. Whiteside has put up first-round value on the year and should be safe heading into the stretch run.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Coach Jim Boylen said the Lauri Makkanen (right hip stress reaction) remains on track to return to game action near the beginning of March.

    Makkanen went down in late-January in an injury initially believed to be soreness but was later deemed worse. There were even rumblings that Markkanen would be able to play had it been the playoffs. Assuming Markkanen will be back within two weeks, he makes sense as a high-upside add for teams comfortably gearing up for the playoffs.

    Source: Chicago Tribune

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter (foot) has reportedly shed his walking boot and could be returning to practice soon as he eyes a return to the court.

    The Bulls are optimistic that Porter, who has been out since early November, can resume practicing shortly after the All-Star break. It is uncertain what type of workload the Bulls would hand to Porter when he does suit up, but owners with open spots can start to think about stashing the versatile forward ahead of the stretch run.

    Source: Chiacgo Tribune

  • DeMarre Carroll
    SF, San Antonio Spurs

    The Spurs have officially waived F DeMarre Carroll on Tuesday.SAS officially waive DeMarre Carroll on Tuesday

    Carroll was expected to sign with the Rockets, but with the news of him being waived rather than being bought-out, Carroll will now have to clear waivers first. Feel free to leave him on the waiver wire as the situation plays itself out and we know where Carroll will be playing next.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Charlie Brown
    F, Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks have assigned F Charlie Brown to the teams G League affiliate.

    Brown will head back to the G League where he will get more time to hone his craft. He is off the fantasy radar.

    Source: Hawks PR on Twitter

  • Terance Mann
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    The Clippers have assigned Terance Mann and Mfioudu Kabengele to the team's G League affiliate.

    Mann and Kabengele were rumored to be in a proposed deal for Marcus Morris but were ultimately left out of the accepted trade. Both players will get more run in the G League and can be ignored in fantasy circles.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Dzanan Musa
    SG, Brooklyn Nets

    The Nets have assigned Dzanan Musa to their NBA G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets.

    The second-year guard failed to gain much playing time while Caris Levert was sidelined due to thumb surgery. As a result, he has also fallen behind Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot in the depth chart and he is only a hold in dynasty leagues.

    Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter

  • Jeremy Pargo
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    Though Jeremy Pargo probably doesn’t figure into Golden State’s long-term plans, he is proving that he belongs at the NBA level and he is likely to finish the season with the Warriors.

    Pargo, whose 11-year professional career has spanned four NBA teams and eight overseas clubs, offered the Warriors a savvy point guard to help bring along rookies Ky Bowman and Jordan Poole. He is a deep-league option at this point and it’s up in the air whether he holds any value as we reach the end of the fantasy season.

    Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    While a report about the Knicks being interested in Jay Wright has surfaced in the last few days, the Villanova coach is reportedly not enamored with the idea of leaving the collegiate level.

    The Knicks are rumored to be hiring Leon Rose to run their front office and he will be in charge of choosing New York’s next coach. A lot of names will likely show up in the next few months while interim coach Mike Miller is expected to move on at the end of the season. It’s tough to gauge the fantasy value of the players in New York right now, both short and long term, so plan accordingly.

    Source: NBC Sports