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Mario Hezonja will return to a bench role on Thursday vs. the Knicks.

Aaron Gordon (hip) and Nikola Vucevic (hand) are returning from their injuries tonight, but Hezonja is "expected to still see plenty of playing time at SF and PF." Hezonja also has to worry about the potential return of Jonathan Isaac (ankle) as early as next week, but he was posting early-round numbers before the break and his fantasy owners should see what the rotation looks like before making any roster moves.
Feb 22 - 11:26 AM

Bismack Biyombo will come off the bench on Thursday vs. the Knicks.

No surprise here, as Nikola Vucevic (hand) is back in action tonight. Vucevic will have minute restrictions early on, but Biyombo's window for fantasy value is about to slam shut by the end of the week. It will be interesting to see if he can hold off Khem Birch for the backup center job later in the season.
Feb 22 - 11:24 AM

Aaron Gordon (hip) will start on Thursday vs. the Knicks.

He will have minute restrictions, but a specific limit wasn't specified -- coach Frank Vogel said he will keep them "at a reasonable number." Gordon is safe to activate in season-long leagues, and hopefully he can find the form he had earlier in the season because his shot hasn't been falling since the new year.
Feb 22 - 11:18 AM

Nikola Vucevic (hand) and Aaron Gordon (hip) will both start on Thursday vs. the Knicks.

His minutes will be kept "at a reasonable number" according to coach Frank Vogel, but we weren't given a specific number. His fantasy owners in season-long leagues should still start him, but it may take him a week or two to start producing elite fantasy value.
Feb 22 - 11:17 AM

Justin Holiday will come off the bench on Thursday vs. the 76ers.

This was confirmed by executive vice president John Paxson. David Nwaba will enter the starting lineup in Holiday's place and it's possible that he falls completely out of the rotation for the time being. He can be cut in most leagues, though it's not a bad idea to see how Thursday's game goes first.
Feb 22 - 10:25 AM

Robin Lopez will come off the bench on Thursday vs. the 76ers.

The Bulls are embracing the youth movement and will move Cristiano Felicio into the starting five. Lopez can be dropped in standard leagues and may even fall completely out of the rotation if the Bulls decide to give Bobby Portis the backup center minutes. We'll find out soon enough.
Feb 22 - 10:23 AM

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said Frank Ntilikina's knee may have held him back before the break.

"He just looked exhausted sometimes," Hornacek said. "His knee hurt for a while there, and that’s stuff we have to build up. And again, this is going to be a great last 23 games for him because, we’ll see, can he play the 30 minutes without his knees hurting? Part of that is growth." It sounds like he may eventually start next to Emmanuel Mudiay, but it's obvious that the Knicks want to get him more run. He hasn't been playing well on the offensive end, so most fantasy owners can just watch his progress from the wire.
Source: Newsday
Feb 22 - 10:00 AM

Jarrett Jack is expected to come off the bench on Thursday vs. the Magic.

Coach Jeff Hornacek didn't reveal his starting lineup yet, but what we do know is that Emmanuel Mudiay is basically a lock to replace Jack -- Mudiay was running the offense for the starters in their last practice and also talked about his new role. With the Knicks hoping to also look at Frank Ntilikina and Trey Burke, there's a good chance that Jack will be a healthy scratch tonight.
Source: Newsday
Feb 22 - 9:56 AM
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