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  • Nikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Nikola Mirotic (right calf strain) is officially probable for Thursday's game against the Celtics.

    Mirotic was able to practice on Wednesday and said that he's planning on playing, so look for him to make his Bucks debut tomorrow. He'll be coming off the bench but should have no problem playing 25 mpg at minimum, so middle-round numbers are well within reach. It's not going to be the early-season run that had Mirotic looking like a draft steal but he'll remain a productive fantasy player.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right knee soreness) is listed as probable ahead of Thursday's matchup with the Celtics.

    Antetokounmpo dropped 38 points in the All-Star game so we're fully expecting him to suit up for a marquee matchup. The Bucks have ruled out players who were listed as probable a few times this season, but they generally save that move for easier opponents.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Zhaire Smith - G - Philadelphia Sixers

    Zhaire Smith (foot surgery, thoracoscopy) was able to go "about 60 percent" in Wednesday's practice with the Sixers.

    The last update on Smith was him heading to the G-League for some non-contact practices, so this is another nice step in his recovery. The Sixers are very thin on the wings and just lost Furkan Korkmaz indefinitely because of a torn meniscus, so while it's highly unlikely that Smith sees meaningful minutes it does look like he'll be able to return by the end of the season. His appeal is limited to the deepest of redraft leagues and dynasty formats.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Rodions Kurucs - F - Brooklyn Nets

    Rodions Kurucs is not on the injury report and will play in Thursday's game against the Blazers.

    Kurucs missed the last game before the break with a left elbow sprain but did manage to log 16 minutes in Friday's Rising Stars Challenge, so he should be considered fully healthy now. The rookie is fine for deep-league use.

    Source: Bryan Fonseca on Twitter

  • Treveon Graham - F - Brooklyn Nets

    Treveon Graham is not on the injury report for Thursday's game against the Blazers.

    Graham missed the final game before the All-Star break for personal reasons. He'll fight for playing time with Allen Crabbe and DeMarre Carroll now that he's back with the team.

    Source: Bryan Fonseca on Twitter

  • Dante Exum - G - Utah Jazz

    Dante Exum (sprained left ankle) was a partial participant in Wednesday's practice.

    Exum got hurt on January 5 and has been out since. He does appear to be on the cusp of a return and may be able to play on Friday, though the Jazz will give an official update tomorrow. With Ricky Rubio back healthy, Exum is only worth looking at in leagues with more than 16 teams.

    Source: Eric Walden on Twitter

  • Lonzo Ball - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Lonzo Ball (Grade 3 left ankle sprain) still has not returned to practice.

    Ball sustained the injury on January 20 and has exceeded his 3-to-4 week timetable. Rajon Rondo will continue to be a solid option in standard 8-cat formats and fantasy owners shouldn't be worried about his production until Ball gets back on the practice court.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

  • Josh Hart - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Josh Hart (left knee tendinitis) is probable for Thursday's game with the Rockets.

    Hart received a PRP injection before the All-Star break and was expected to be re-evaluated, but we're guessing it went well. He's only a deep-league option now that the Lakers have Reggie Bullock soaking up minutes at shooting guard.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

  • Tyson Chandler - C - Los Angeles Lakers

    Tyson Chandler (stiff neck) is questionable for Thursday's matchup with the Rockets.

    Chandler might not have a big role against Houston and isn't a fantasy factor either way, so there isn't much to track here. If he can't go it should lead to more minutes for JaVale McGee.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

  • Mike Muscala - F/C - Los Angeles Lakers

    Mike Muscala (sprained right ankle) is probable for Thursday's game against the Rockets.

    Muscala was available for the last game before the break but didn't end up seeing any playing time. He'll provide the Lakers some stretch four minutes off the bench but isn't a great fantasy option, even in deeper leagues. That could change if he gets more playing time going forward but you can wait until that happens to make any type of move.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter