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  • Player Notes
    Trevor Ariza Mar 20 9:50pm ET

    Washington Wizards small forward Trevor Ariza was limited to just 14 minutes during Wednesdays contest against the Chicago Bulls due to a left groin strain, which left him unable to return for the second half. Troy Brown started the second half in his place, with Ariza logging six points, two rebounds and two assists in his time on the floor. Being forced to exit early doesnt bode well for his chances of suiting up for the second leg of the back-to-back Thursday against Denver, which could make Brown and Jeff Green DFS targets with additional minutes headed their way should Ariza be absent from the mix.

    Aron Baynes Mar 20 8:30pm ET

    Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes exited Wednesdays contest against the Philadelphia 76ers in the second quarter due to a left ankle sprain and will not be able to return for the remainder of the contest. Baynes played 12 minutes off the bench during the first half, collecting four points and three rebounds. His loss is especially felt on the defensive end of the floor, where he was matched up with Joel Embiid. His departure likely means an increased workload for Al Horford, with Baynes next chance to return to the fold coming Saturday against the Charlotte Hornets.

    Richaun Holmes Mar 20 7:30pm ET

    Phoenix Suns power forward/center Richaun Holmes is listed as questionable to appear in Thursdays game versus the Detroit Pistons due to a right quad strain. Holmes has missed each of the past two games, having logged a double-double in his most recent outing Friday. Holmes is a difficult season-long option (at just 16.4 minutes per game) barring the absence of Deandre Ayton, but his lack of minutes has opened the door for the rookie to see a slightly increased workload. Check back prior to tip to get an update on Holmes status against Detroit.

    Taj Gibson Mar 20 7:30pm ET

    Minnesota Timberwolves power forward/center Taj Gibson is questionable to appear in Thursdays match-up with the Charlotte Hornets due to a left calf strain that forced him to exit Tuesdays contest ahead of schedule. Gibson has primarily ceded way in the starting five to Dario Saric since around the All-Star break, although his averages havent taken much of a hit and he has actually shot better off the bench (60.5 percent as a reserve versus 55.9 as a starter). Should he sit, Saric would likely benefit from an extended workload, making him a prime DFS target.

    Derrick Rose Mar 20 7:20pm ET

    Minnesota Timberwolves point/shooting guard Derrick Rose will miss his fifth straight game Thursday against the Charlotte Hornets due to right elbow soreness. Like fellow backcourt mate Jeff Teague, there have been no signs that Rose is nearing a return, which paves the way for Tyus Jones to continue seeing hefty minutes at the point guard slot. While Rose has averaged 18 points per game this season and dazzled on occasion, his hopes for NBA Sixth Man of the Year have dwindled, having appeared in just 51 games this year. His next chance to take the floor comes Saturday versus the Memphis Grizzlies.

    Tyler Johnson Mar 20 7:20pm ET

    Phoenix Suns point guard Tyler Johnson has been ruled out for Thursdays contest versus the Detroit Pistons due to a sore right knee. It will mark the fourth straight game that Johnson will be in street clothes, paving the way for Devin Booker to log a hefty workload once again. Johnson has enjoyed a full-time return to the starting rotation since his acquisition by Phoenix, averaging 11.1 points per game and better than 30 minutes per contest. DeAnthony Melton could earn another start in his place, but holds very little DFS value due to his lack of contributions. Johnsons next chance at suiting up comes Saturday versus the Sacramento Kings.

    Jeff Teague Mar 20 7:10pm ET

    Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague will be sidelined for his fifth straight game Thursday against the Charlotte Hornets due to left foot inflammation. Things arent trending in the right direction for Teague getting back on the court anytime soon, having been ruled out well in advance of 24 hours prior to tip-off. Teague is averaging a career-high 8.2 assists per game this season, but has been limited to just 42 outings due to a myriad of injuries. Tyus Jones figures to earn yet another start in place of Teague, whose next chance to suit up comes Saturday against the Memphis Grizzlies.

    Kenneth Faried Mar 20 7:10pm ET

    Houston Rockets power forward/center Kenneth Faried will be out of the fold for Wednesdays match-up with the Memphis Grizzlies due to a sore left knee. Faried will join Nene Hilario (who is available only in case of emergency) on the bench, leaving the Rockets thin in the frontcourt, with P.J. Tucker and Clint Capela likely to see increased workloads. Faried has been battling injuries during the month of March, stunting his playing time after his career renaissance with the franchise during January and February. His next chance to suit up comes Friday against the San Antonio Spurs.

    Darren Collison Mar 20 6:40pm ET

    Indiana Pacers point guard Darren Collison is questionable to suit up in Thursdays meeting with the Golden State Warriors due to a right quad contusion. Collison missed his first game of the season due to the injury Tuesday, allowing Cory Joseph to enter the starting five, who would likely benefit from Collisons absence again Thursday. Despite his minutes per game average (28.5), dropping to its lowest since the 2013-14 season, Collison is on pace to set a new career high with six assists per game, while shooting 41.6 percent from beyond the arc. Check back closer to tip to get an update on whether or not hell give it a go against Golden State.

    Kelly Oubre Jr. Mar 20 6:30pm ET

    Phoenix Suns small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. has been ruled out for his second consecutive contest Thursday against the Detroit Pistons due to a left thumb sprain. Oubre missed his first game since being acquired by the Suns due to the injury Monday, likely leaving the Suns short-handed on the wing again with T.J. Warren still out of the fold. Oubre has piled up 16.9 points per game across 40 contests with the Suns, so hes likely to remain a high-octane scoring option down the stretch, with his next chance to return coming Saturday against the Sacramento Kings.

    Kadeem Allen Mar 20 6:30pm ET

    New York Knicks point/shooting guard Kadeem Allen will miss Wednesdays game versus the Utah Jazz due to an illness. Allen will join a procession of Knicks guards on the bench, leaving Emmanuel Mudiay in line to receive a monstrous share of time at the point guard spot. Allen is coming off a scoreless outing Monday, but seems to have found a consistent niche coming off the bench for New York. His next chance to return to action comes Friday against the Denver Nuggets.

    Allonzo Trier Mar 20 6:20pm ET

    New York Knicks shooting guard Allonzo Trier will be absent from the rotation for Wednesdays contest against the Utah Jazz due to a strained left calf. It will mark his first game missed since Dec. 21, leaving the Knicks thin in the backcourt. Trier has been percolating offensively since the All-Star break, having averaged 14.5 points per game in 13 contests. The Knicks are likely to continue handing him ample shot opportunities off the bench, so long as he can remain healthy down the stretch.

    George Hill Mar 20 6:20pm ET

    Milwaukee Bucks point guard George Hill will be sidelined for Wednesdays outing versus the Cleveland Cavaliers due to a sore left groin. Hill has played sparingly over the past three contests, having returned from a nine-game absence. Milwaukee will be extremely short-handed by way of traditional regulars Wednesday, with Eric Bledsoe likely to see a pile of minutes at the point, with Pat Connaughton likely to reap benefits at the off-guard spot. Hills next chance to return to action comes Friday against the Miami Heat.

    Nerlens Noel Mar 20 6:10pm ET

    Oklahoma City Thunder center Nerlens Noel (quad) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Toronto Raptors. He was limited during Tuesday's practice and during shootaround as well. It sounds like Noel is likely going to sit this one out. Markieff Morris would see extra minutes coming his way if Noel is unable to play on Wednesday.

    Kyle Lowry Mar 20 6:10pm ET

    Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Raptors have little incentive to play Lowry at anything less than 100 percent. At this point, Lowry should be considered questionable for Friday's contest. Fred Vanvleet will draw the start at point guard and is someone worth considering for DFS contests as a starter.

    Kenneth Faried Mar 20 6:10pm ET

    Houston Rockets center Kenneth Faried (knee) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Faried is dealing with left knee soreness, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the Rockets let him sit this one out and rest. Gary Clark should see a few extra minutes coming his way without Faried. Clint Capela will see a heavy workload on Wednesday.

    Larry Nance Jr. Mar 20 6:00pm ET

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. (ribs) is available for Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. He is expected to return after suffering a ribs contusion and missed five games. Marquese Chriss and Ante Zizic will see less playing time as a result to this. It doesn't sound like Nance is going to be limited, so fantasy owners should feel safe about using him.

    Otto Porter Jr. Mar 20 6:00pm ET

    Chicago Bulls forward Otto Porter (shoulder) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Washington Wizards. Porter suffered a right rotator cuff strain and could be sidelined for multiple games. The Bulls don't have much incentive to get Porter on the court, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him out for a bit. Shaquille Harrison is expected to draw another start and he could be a decent deep league option.

    Giannis Antetokounmpo Mar 20 6:00pm ET

    Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He will miss two straight games due to a minor ankle issue, but fantasy owners shouldn't be too worried. Ersan Ilyasova, D.J. Wilson, and Pat Connaughton should pick up the most minutes as a result to Antetokounmpo sitting out.

    Zach LaVine Mar 20 5:50pm ET

    Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (thigh) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Washington Wizards. He was able to go through shootaround and is now probable for this contest. Otto Porter (shoulder) is sidelined, so LaVine will see an increase in usage. LaVine looks like a safe fantasy option in all formats on Wednesday.

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