March 2, 2016, 11:32 am
Taj Gibson (hamstring) is will not play and Derrick Rose (hamstring) will play in Wednesday’s game against the Magic.
Cameron Bairstow will start for Gibson and is not a fantasy option. Gibson is being evaluated today and given his history it’s possible he has been hiding an injury for a while, and Bobby Portis becomes worth a hard look as a speculative add. Portis’ numbers haven’t been great this month but they’ve been a late-round value lately and if Gibson misses serious time then he could be a must-own guy. Rose has a small window for being useful in standard leagues while Jimmy Butler is still out, but he has to overcome this hamstring injury and there is no guarantee he can do that for owners within the next week. In heavy points leagues Rose can produce right away tonight.