Michael Beasley suffered a left knee sprain on Monday vs. the Cavs and will not return.
The Bucks initially called Jabari Parker's injury a knee sprain, so Beasley isn't out of the woods yet and will likely have additional tests. He was in obvious pain and could only put a little bit of weight on his leg as his teammates helped him back to the locker room. He finished with 11 points in nine minutes. Mirza Teletovic will get a short-term boost with Khris Middleton resting tonight.
Al Jefferson (dental pain) will not play on Monday vs. the Rockets.
While the team listed him as questionable, coach Nate McMillan called Big Al doubtful at the morning shootaround. He's still dealing with a lot of pain after an emergency root canal last week and this will be his third game on the shelf. Rakeem Christmas will likely pick up minutes in the teens Monday night.
Michael Beasley injured his left knee on Monday vs. the Cavaliers and went back to the locker room.
It didn't look good at all and his teammates had to carry him to the locker room. The Bucks will have an update shortly, but we'd be surprised if his night wasn't done. Khris Middleton is being rested, so we could see more of Mirza Teletovic and Tony Snell tonight.
Arron Afflalo (hamstring) will not play on Monday vs. the Wolves.
The Kings will continue to play it safe with the veteran. The Kings are tanking and Afflalo's contract for next season isn't guaranteed, so his outlook is poor going forward. Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans and Ben McLemore will pick up the bulk of the wing minutes.
Dennis Schroder started vs. the Celtics on Monday.
He was suspended for Friday's game vs. Miami for failure to report to the team on time after the All-Star break, and then he came off the bench on Saturday vs. the Magic for showing up late to the team bus. The Hawks lost both of those games, but Schroder's move back into the first unit could help them turn things around.
Updating a previous report, Thon Maker started over John Henson on Monday vs. the Cavaliers.
Henson was listed as the official starter, but this isn't the first time the Bucks have listed the wrong starting lineup. Maker is prone to foul trouble and isn't a great fantasy option until he gets consistent minutes above 20 -- he's averaging 16.7 minutes per game as a starter.
J.J. Barea (calf) will miss at least one more week.
This means the earliest we will see him again is on Mar. 7, but that's not a lock. Yogi Ferrell is locked into heavy minutes this week, while Quinn Cook could get a look as well after signing his 10-day contract this week.
Deron Williams has officially signed with the Cavs.
Williams will not be available for Monday's game against the Bucks, but head coach Tyronn Lue said he's hopeful to have Williams active for Wednesday's game against the Celtics. Williams will just be backing up Kyrie Irving in Cleveland, and while he could have some value on the nights the Cavs' studs are rested, he'll be a non-factor in most leagues while the team is at full strength. Interestingly, Williams will wear No. 31 for Cleveland... that's 3-1. He's worn No. 8 for his entire career.