Coach Erik Spoelstra said "everything is fluid" regarding Josh Richardson's minutes.
We saw Richardson make his return on Friday, but Wayne Ellington actually came in before him. "I'm going to work him in as much as I can, but I'm not going to force it," Spoelstra said. Richardson is still worth owning in standard leagues, but it's likely going to take a week to get him up to speed.
Coach Brett Brown said he hopes to play Justin Anderson against the Knicks on Saturday.
With aging, oft-inured Gerald Henderson playing 31 minutes and Robert Covington playing some backup four, there's a good chance there are some minutes for Anderson to make his debut. He was a DNP-CD on Friday, so there's no need to add him almost anywhere yet.
T.J. McConnell, Gerald Henderson, Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Jahlil Okafor will start against the Knicks on Saturday.
It's the same starting five for the 76ers tonight. We'll see if Okafor is on a short leash after Richaun Holmes lit it up on Friday night. Robert Covington also played 15 minutes at power forward on Friday, so there are minutes up for grabs on the wings.
Garrett Temple (hamstring) did some shooting before Saturday's game.
According to the Kings broadcast, Temple worked up a good sweat and did a full conditioning workload. He also said he wasn't feeling any lingering pain from his hamstring. That suggests Temple could be coming back early next month. He's still not worth stashing in most leagues.
Joakim Noah (hamstring) will not play against the 76ers on Saturday.
He is also not expected to play on Monday. The Knicks are in no rush to bring him back, especially with how well Willy Hernangomez is playing lately. Noah isn't worth owning while Hernangomez should be owned in all leagues and will be a popular DFS play. Kyle O'Quinn also benefits.
Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) and Joakim Noah (hamstring) have officially been ruled out against the 76ers on Saturday.
The good news for Porzingis is he has a chance to play on Monday night. He also doesn't have any ligament damage following an injury scare on Thursday. With both bigs out, there should be a heavy dose of Willy Hernangomez with some Kyle O'Quinn as well. Lance Thomas is likely the favorite to start, but won't have much value. Carmelo Anthony should be busy, too.
Terrence Jones cleared waivers on Saturday.
It's a little surprising that nobody picked up Jones on his cheap contract. Some team should be after Jones as a backup, but he's not the best stash candidate unless your waiver wire is dry.
Dennis Schroder will play against the Magic on Saturday.
Due to a team suspension, the Hawks missed him badly in a loss at home to the Heat. Schroder should be get his normal role back with minutes in the low 30s and a usage rate close to 30, as well. Malcolm Delaney will move back to the bench.