Michael Beasley (knee) left the locker room on crutches Monday night and is scheduled to have tests done on the knee Tuesday in Milwaukee.
Beasley hurt his left knee in the second quarter and it appeared to be a serious injury, with Beasley's knee buckling and him immediately signaling for help. For what it's worth, Matthew Dellavedova said: "He seemed in pretty good spirits when we got back here. I think he'll be OK. We'll see." We will pass along an update as soon as one is provided. Khris Middleton and Mirza Teletovic will receive a fantasy boost if Beasley misses time.
The Lakers plan to sign guard David Nwaba of the L.A. D-Fenders to a 10-day contract, according to Shams Charania of the Vertical.
Known primarily for his perimeter defense, Nwaba is averaging 13.9 points (on 64.3 percent shooting), 7.0 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks over 38 D-League games this season. He can be left on the waiver wire in all fantasy leagues, as it is very unlikely he will see consistent minutes with the Lakers.
Chris Bosh said that his "health is great" and intimated that he has not ruled out returning to the NBA.
"I'm feeling good, still working out and just really still staying ready," Bosh said during his debut as an analyst on TNT Monday night. However, he didn't directly address any specific plans he might have regarding his future and a possible return to the league. Bosh last appeared in an NBA game on Feb. 9 of 2016.
Dwight Howard should not have been ejected from Monday night's win over the Celtics, the NBA said in a statement.
Howard was ejected with 4:03 remaining in the third quarter when he received his second technical of the game for hanging on the rim after a dunk. However, the league said later that technical foul should have been ruled "non-unsportsmanlike" and should not have counted toward an automatic ejection. Howard was still able to tally 17 points and 12 boards in the 28 minutes he played. He will be ready to roll on Wednesday when the Hawks host the Mavs.
The Knicks may target Jrue Holiday in free agency this summer, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.
The Knicks desperately need to land a legit point guard this offseason. They already cut ties with Brandon Jennings and will most likely let Derrick Rose walk once this season ends. New York will have around $24 million to spend on a lead guard, but that may not be enough to lure Holiday to NYC. In order to have a crack at Holiday, the Knicks would probably have to offer a max deal, which would be approximately $132 million over four years. That averages out to $33 million per season.
Taurean Prince played 30 minutes off the bench and hit 3-of-9 shots for eight points, a career-high 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in Monday's win over the Celtics.
Prince had a career-high 11 points in his previous game in 27 minutes and has played at least 25 minutes in four of his last five games. He's averaging 8.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 0.8 3-pointers over his last five, while shooting 40 percent from the floor. If you're in a deep league, keep an eye on TP going forward.
Buddy Hield ended up with eight points, five rebounds and a steal over 27 minutes in Monday's 102-88 loss against the Timberwolves.
Hield had an OK stat line, but he did misfire on five of his eight field-goal attempts while turning it over four times. He is going to log plenty of playing time down the stretch for the Kings, as they find out exactly what they have with their young shooting guard while building for the future. Hield doesn't contribute a lot outside of scoring for fantasy owners, so his value is somewhat limited.
Ty Lawson was back in the starting lineup Monday against the Timberwolves and he finished with 11 points and nine assists over 35 minutes.
Lawson supplanted Tyreke Evans in the starting five in what is an ever-changing lineup situation in Sacramento since the departure of DeMarcus Cousins. Head coach Dave Joerger continues to mix and match, looking for the right combination. This was Lawson's most productive outing in three games since returning from a groin injury. Despite the near double-double, his fantasy value remains limited to deeper formats, especially once Arron Afflalo (hamstring) is healthy enough to play.