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With the acquisition of C Nerlens Noel, the Mavericks could decide to start Yogi Ferrell, Wesley Matthews, Harrison Barnes, Dirk Nowitzki and Noel going forward, sending Seth Curry back to the role of sixth man.

This isn't set in stone and Rick Carlisle said there was a "less than 50 percent chance" it will happen, but it does make sense on paper. Maybe Carlisle will continue to use Barnes at PF and bring Dirk off the bench, or maybe he'll start Dirk at center and bring Noel off the bench. Regardless of which way he goes with his lineup, Curry will still be a big part of the rotation either way.
Feb 23 - 4:11 PM

Brandan Wright (personal) will not play vs. the Pacers on Friday.

Zach Randolph should pick up a few more minutes with Wright out of commission, but there aren't any big repercussions here since Wright is averaging 13.9 minutes this season. He's day-to-day and could return as soon as Sunday's game vs. Denver.
Feb 23 - 4:11 PM

T.J. Warren is headed for an increased role with the Suns.

Excluding the up-and-down G-League guys and injuries, he's technically the only small forward on the roster. The Suns could shift Jared Dudley to the three now just because of their roster construction, they could sign someone to a 10-day deal, or maybe even Derrick Jones Jr. backs up Warren. Despite his struggles since December, Warren should trend up as an asset in standard leagues. He needs to play better on defense.
Feb 23 - 4:07 PM

Bobby Portis should see a significant increase in playing time following Thursday's trade that sent Taj Gibson to Oklahoma City.

Portis was one of the biggest winners at the trade deadline, just by virtue of staying put. He looks like the probable starting PF and is coming off a few strong performances before the break, including a 19-point, eight-rebound game last Thursday. His efficiency has improved this season and Chicago could turn him loose, so he's a reasonable pickup if you need a free agent forward.
Feb 23 - 4:04 PM

Manu Ginobili (ankle) is probable to play against the Clippers on Friday.

He should good to go after an ankle impingement in the final game of the first half. Ginobili is likely to get plenty of rest going forward with the Spurs preparing for the postseason.
Feb 23 - 3:56 PM

The Wolves opted not to trade Ricky Rubio on Thursday, despite talking to the Knicks about a possible deal involving Derrick Rose.

"Different things are thrown around but we didn't think anything was close or made sense for us," said coach Tom Thibodeau. The Knicks reportedly wanted to get Nemanja Bjelica in addition to Rubio, but the Wolves declined and the deal fell through. It'll be business as usual for Rubio and Rose down the stretch.
Feb 23 - 3:51 PM

Nets waive G Marcus Thornton.

The Nets picked him up on Wednesday night in the Bojan Bogdanovic, but the addition of K.J. McDaniels likely sealed Thornton may get some interest in the buyout market, but he's pretty low in the pecking order.
Feb 23 - 3:48 PM

The Grizzlies have signed Toney Douglas for the rest of the 2016-17 season.

Douglas' second 10-day deal expired recently and they opted to keep him on as a backup for Mike Conley. The deal has a team option for 2017-18, but Douglas' whereabouts don't have an impact outside of the deepest fantasy leagues.
Feb 23 - 3:45 PM
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