Brandon Ingram - F - Lakers
Mar 21 1:47 PM
Brandon Ingram (groin) did not practice on Wednesday and has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Pelicans.<br>Ingram was slightly sore after ramping up his workload on Tuesday, and with the Lakers clearly out of the playoff hunt, there's no incentive to rush Ingram back to the court. After Thursday's game, Ingram will have just one more opportunity to play this week, and given that he'll likely have restrictions upon his return, owners in most leagues can go ahead and just cut him. Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Julius Randle will continue to split his minutes.
Tyreke Evans - G/F - Grizzlies
Mar 21 2:22 PM
Tyreke Evans (rest) will not play Wednesday against the 76ers.<br>Well, this is a surprise again. At practice yesterday, the Philly-area native said he was looking forward to playing in a hometown game and seeing his family, but now the Grizzlies choose to just hold him out. They're on a back-to-back set and there's a very good chance he doesn't play tomorrow against the Hornets either. It'll be Andrew Harrison starting with more Wayne Selden and Briante Weber.
Derrick Rose - G - Timberwolves
Mar 21 2:55 PM
Derrick Rose (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday.<br>He is still pretty sore from his ankle sprain on Tuesday night. Considering Rose's history, we're expecting him to miss multiple games.
Channing Frye - F/C - Lakers
Mar 21 2:57 PM
Channing Frye (appendectomy) practiced on Wednesday.<br>It's nice to see he's getting close after his appendectomy last month, but Frye is not expected to play on Thursday.
Draymond Green - F - Warriors
Mar 21 3:36 PM
Draymond Green (pelvic contusion) did not practice on Wednesday.<br>This certainly puts his status in doubt for Friday against the Hawks. After Monday's game, Green said the Warriors are likely to rest more "here and there" now that they're basically locked in for the No. 2 seed. We're expecting Green to sit Friday or Sunday, or perhaps both games. If he's out, that could mean more run for Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell.
Stephen Curry - G - Warriors
Mar 21 3:39 PM
Stephen Curry (ankle) went through practice on Wednesday.<br>He's getting closer and has been targeting a return for Friday night. Curry appears to be the closest to playing of the Warriors All-Stars, and he's been progressing for over a week now. He is going to get rest at some point, but maybe he's out there for Friday and Sunday. This would hurt Quinn Cook's value in a big way, making him a drop candidate.
Kevin Durant - F - Warriors
Mar 21 3:46 PM
Kevin Durant (incomplete rib cartilage fracture) went through non-contact practice on Wednesday.<br>He has been ruled out basically the rest of March, but the Warriors have little incentive to bring him back early. Durant's injury may have made him only day-to-day in other situations, but the team continues to talk about making sure they're close to 100 percent for the playoffs. With him out, Nick Young, Pat McCaw and Andre Iguodala will pick up most of the wing minutes.
Klay Thompson - G - Warriors
Mar 21 3:49 PM
Klay Thompson (right thumb) did some work in the weight room on Wednesday.<br>He had a wrap over his right thumb, and he did some other work in practice. Thompson could be getting closer to a return next week and he is set for a re-evaluation tomorrow. Maybe he'll have a chance to return this weekend, but then again the Warriors may just keep him on the sidelines.
Omri Casspi - F - Warriors
Mar 21 3:54 PM
Omri Casspi (ankle) did some work at practice on Wednesday.<br>He's still day-to-day, but he reportedly won't be back until next week. Casspi is having a rough season regarding his health, and there's a chance that he's cut to make room for Quinn Cook.
Lauri Markkanen - F - Bulls
Mar 21 12:58 PM
Lauri Markkanen (back) and Zach LaVine (knee) have been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.<br>This isn't all that surprising considering both these guys were limited to non-contact work on Tuesday, and this will be Markannen's fifth straight game on the sidelines due to the back issue. The Bulls have a Friday-Saturday back-to-back set coming up, so Markkanen figures to miss at least one of those games, giving him a max of one game played this week. He's a cut-candidate in most scenarios. Bobby Portis and Denzel Valentine will see some heavy usage tonight with Markkanen, LaVine and Kris Dunn (toe) all on the shelf.
Zach LaVine - G - Bulls
Mar 21 1:00 PM
Zach LaVine (knee) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.<br>This will be LaVine's third straight game on the sidelines, and he's guaranteed to miss at least one more with Chicago's next set of games being a Friday-Saturday back-to-back set. With a max of one game this week, and no guarantees he plays at all, LaVine is a cut-candidate in all leagues. Denzel Valentine should draw another start tonight, and there will be more minutes for guys like Antonio Blakeney and David Nwaba.
Jonathon Simmons - G/F - Magic
Mar 21 1:30 PM
Jonathon Simmons (right wrist contusion) did not practice on Wednesday and is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the 76ers.<br>Simmons sat out Tuesday's game, which resulted in Arron Afflalo drawing the start, but he didn't really do anything while he was out there. Simmons skipping Wednesday's practice isn't a great sign regarding his status for tomorrow's game, and if he's out again, it'll be Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic running the show on offense with more minutes falling to Jonathan Isaac and Mario Hezonja. Check back for another update following Thursday morning's shootaround.
Isaiah Thomas - G - Lakers
Mar 21 11:30 AM
Isaiah Thomas said that while he views himself as a starter, he'd be open to returning to the Lakers as a free agent this summer if guaranteed significant minutes with the second unit.<br>"I like it here, I like the situation I'm in, the system, coaching staff," Thomas said. "Organization's been great to me. If things work out I would love to be here... Obviously, I want to make a lot of money, but I want to be where I'm wanted at and where the team wants me to be who I am." With the Lakers currently going through a rebuild, and the 29-year-old IT2 seeking max-money in what will likely be his last big payday, it seems unlikely the two sides will be able to find a deal that makes both parties happy this summer.
Lance Thomas - F - Knicks
Mar 21 11:57 AM
Lance Thomas (personal) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Heat.<br>This will be Thomas' second straight game on the sidelines due to a family matter, which will again result in Michael Beasley logging extended minutes with the first unit.
Jrue Holiday - G - Pelicans
Mar 21 12:15 PM
Jrue Holiday (illness) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Pacers.<br>Holiday sat out Tuesday's game with the illness, and with the Pelicans being in the ever rare back-to-back-to-back set, they will not host a shootaround so we won't get another update until closer to tip-off. If he is forced to spend another game on the sidelines, Ian Clark or DeAndre Liggins could move into the starting five, Rajon Rondo will have the ball in his hands more often and Anthony Davis will be more ridiculous than usual. Stay tuned.
Solomon Hill - F - Pelicans
Mar 21 12:17 PM
Solomon Hill (rest) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.<br>The Pelicans are playing three games in three nights, so Hill will hit the sidelines for this one as he continues to work his way back into game shape following the hamstring tear. He's not a huge part of the rotation in New Orleans, so his absence will have a minimal impact in fantasy hoops.
Gary Harris - G - Nuggets
Mar 21 12:30 PM
Mike Malone said in a "best case scenario," Gary Harris (right knee) could return for either Monday's game against the 76ers or Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors.<br>The best case scenario part of this quote implies that Harris may not make it back for next week's back-to-back set, although the Nuggets do have four games next week, so he is worth stashing if you're in a bye week or have an open IR-spot. In the meantime, it'll be Will Barton starting with Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic and Paul Millsap being asked to do more on offense. For what it's worth, Malone did acknowledge that Harris still hasn't done a lot of running.
Chandler Parsons - F - Grizzlies
Mar 21 12:46 PM
Chandler Parsons doesn't think he's washed up.<br>"I do – I don’t know if everyone else does," Parsons said of looking forward to again hitting the reset button. "Obviously, there were high expectations coming here and I haven’t come close to meeting them. But in my head, it’s all health. I know if I’m healthy, I can play with the best of them." Since signing his four-year, $94 million deal back in 2016, Parsons has appeared in just 77 of a possible 152 regular-season games due to knee issues. We're not expecting a sudden bounce-back next year.
Luke Kornet - C - Knicks
Mar 21 11:00 AM
Luke Kornet has been sent down to the G-League.<br>Kornet had a nice game a little over a week ago when Enes Kanter was out, but with Kanter back in action, it's been tough for Kornet to find meaningful minutes.
Jabari Parker - F - Bucks
Mar 21 11:11 AM
Jabari Parker may not return to Milwaukee as a restricted free agent this summer, according to sources of Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times.<br>Woelfel isn't the most reliable source out there, but he is reportedly close to Parker, and he reports that Parker was "very, very close to being traded at the deadline." Parker's name has come up in trade rumors in the past, and while it'll ultimately be Milwaukee's decision as to where Parker winds up as they'll have the ability to match any contract he signs on the open market, it sounds like they may be willing to let him walk if he receives a max-offer.
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