Coach Mike Malone estimates that Kenneth Faried (back) will miss at least the next 7-10 days.
Evan Turner will have his cast removed on Friday and hopes to play "in a week or so."
Turner fractured the third metacarpal in his right hand on February 7th. The initial prognosis was for him to be sidelined for 5-6 weeks, so it appears he is a bit ahead of schedule. Turner's return would eat into the minutes and fantasy value of Moe Harkless and Allen Crabbe. Turner, who was struggling this season prior to the injury, can be left on waiver wires for now.
Marvin Williams (right shoulder strain) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Thursday's matchup with the Lakers.
This is the first we've heard of a shoulder issue for Williams, who hasn't missed a game since early December. In fact, Williams is averaging 38.4 minutes over the Hornets last four games. With Cody Zeller (quad) also listed as questionable, the Hornets would be very thin up front if Williams is unable to play. Christian Wood would see a big bump in minutes and Johnny O'Bryant would probably make his Hornets debut. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist would also likely be asked to slide over and play PF at times.
Cody Zeller (quad) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.
Zeller has missed six straight and 13 of the Hornets last 14 games. Frank Kaminsky, who has stepped up in a big way over the last month, would draw another start if Zeller is out once again on Tuesday. Kaminsky is averaging 19.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.7 3-pointers over the Hornets last six games.
The New York Post is reporting that Nets will target Milos Teodosic in free agency this summer.
This makes sense for a number of reasons. The Nets will have a ton of cap space (upwards of $33 million) and Teodosic is widely viewed as one of the top players in all of Europe. In addition, Teodosic has spent the last few seasons playing for CSKA Moscow, which is owned by Mikhail Prokhorov, who also owns the Nets.
The Nuggets have sent Malik Beasley down to the D-League.
This will be Beasley’s fourth assignment to Sioux Falls, where he has appeared in seven total games and averaged 17.7 points and 5.4 rebounds. Beasley's departure has no fantasy significance, as he is not a part of the Denver rotation.
The Kings want Willie Cauley-Stein to find ways to contribute consistently.
Sacramento knows it is unrealistic to expect Cauley-Stein to match the 29 points he put up last Thursday and Coach Dave Joerger said he isn't overly concerned about scoring, as long as WCS contributes in other ways. "Just try to do all the other stuff," Joerger said. "Being in the right place at the right time, being an energy guy." With the Kings in rebuilding mode, WCS will see plenty of playing time over the final 20-plus games of the season. He worth holding onto in standard leagues.
The Celtics are one of the five or six teams Andrew Bogut will consider signing with after he clears waivers on Wednesday, according to the Boston Globe.
Adam Himmelsbach of the Globe writes that "reports stating Bogut has decided to sign with the Cavaliers after he clears waivers on Wednesday are inaccurate, and that the Celtics are very much in contention." Bogut has purportedly already spoken with Danny Ainge and will talk with coach Brad Stevens on Tuesday. The Celtics have solid depth but a lack of rebounding has been a weakness all season. Bogut will likely see only limited minutes off the bench in the regular season no matter where he lands, so he can be left on the wire.