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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered an apparent ankle sprain on Friday and limped to the locker room.

He was able to limp to the locker room under his own power, but he was moving slowly. At this point, he's likely going to be out for the rest of the game. With Kidd-Gilchrist and Cody Zeller (shoulder) out, Jason Maxiell, Marvin Williams and Gerald Henderson will step up. MKG exited with 11 points, eight boards and one block.
Mar 27 - 8:51 PM

Brandon Knight (ankle) is warming up without a brace for Friday's game against the Blazers.

That's usually a good sign that he'll play, but nothing is official. We should have another update shortly. He is likely to come off the bench and take minutes away from Archie Goodwin and Marcus Morris. Stay tuned.
Mar 27 - 8:46 PM

Darrell Arthur (calf) will not play against the Jazz on Friday.

It'll be his second consecutive game out with a nagging calf injury. This is his third different flare up with this injury and he's likely going to be out for a few more. Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler should get his minutes.
Mar 27 - 8:04 PM

Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said that he expects Jrue Holiday (leg) will return before the regular-season ends, but he would not give a specific date.

This is an interesting development, however, Jrue has been sidelined since Jan. 12 and he would more than likely be eased back into the rotation when/if he does eventually return. He still has yet to go through a practice with the team, and given the uncertainty of this situation, it's probably best to leave Jrue on the wire in most leagues.
Mar 27 - 7:52 PM

Donatas Motiejunas (back) is expected to miss the next 1-2 weeks.

He has low back pain and tightness, so the Rockets are going to be very thin at power forward. Motiejunas was playing very well and scored 21 points on Wednesday, but he's suddenly a cut candidate in all leagues. It'll be Josh Smith getting all the minutes he can handle until Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) can return -- he could be back next week.
Mar 27 - 7:46 PM

Jose Calderon (Achilles) will be in a walking boot for 10-days.

While Jose would not rule out the possibility of him making a return this season, he admitted that he doesn't like his chances. There's really no reason for Calderon to risk a setback playing for the worst team in basketball, so we don't expect to see him back on the floor this season. He belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Mar 27 - 7:35 PM

Danilo Gallinari (shoulder) will play against the Jazz on Friday.

He didn't play in the fourth quarter on Wednesday and should be ready to go tonight. Gallinari has played well lately, including a career-high 40 points on Sunday. Start him in standard leagues.
Mar 27 - 7:29 PM

Mike Scott (toe) is no longer required to wear his walking boot.

He's currently in the second week of his 2-4 week timetable, so he's inching his way closer to a return. However, with season averages of just 7.5 points and 1.0 three-pointer per game, it's safe to leave Scott on the wire in all leagues.
Mar 27 - 7:10 PM

Updating a previous item, Richard Jefferson (back) will play on Friday.

An earlier report had RJ as out, but he'll give it a go. He is not in the rotation every night, so chances are his minutes will be limited tonight. Keep him on the wire.
Mar 27 - 7:09 PM

Kevin Martin (hamstrings) and Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play against the Rockets on Friday.

Martin said he expects to be better next week, so he is probably going to miss at least a couple more games. Andrew Wiggins has been logging major minutes and will look to strength his case for Rookie of the Year. Lorenzo Brown will be getting most of Martin's minutes.
Mar 27 - 6:57 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play against the Rockets on Friday.

He has no timetable to return due to his ankle soreness. With Rubio out, Zach LaVine and Lorenzo Brown will get most of the minutes at the guard spots. LaVine could be in for a big night with Pat Beverley (wrist) out.
Mar 27 - 6:56 PM

Andrew Nicholson will slide into the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Pistons with Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) unavailable.

This will be Nicholson's second start of the season. He managed to put up 13 points, six rebounds and three assists during his last stint with the starting unit, but he's only worth a look as a last-minute streamer option in very deep leagues.
Mar 27 - 6:56 PM

Caron Butler (knee) will start against the Magic on Friday.

He left Tuesday's game with a minor knee issue and should be fine for tonight. Butler will likely get plenty of shots from the outside as the floor-spacing guy i the offense.
Mar 27 - 6:53 PM

Kevin Garnett (illness, knee) will not play against the Rockets on Friday.

He has been ill for five days and is not at the arena. Garnett could be out for the season with some sort of soreness in his knee, so keep him on the wire. Justin Hamilton could play more, but he may still be dealing with a head issue.
Mar 27 - 6:51 PM

Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr said that Klay Thompson (ankle) will no longer be with a hard minutes limit, but he would still like to keep at around 25-30 minutes.

Basically, if the Warriors can get another blowout tonight expect to see Klay on the bench early. That being said, even if Klay is held to the lower-end of the minutes spectrum, that's still plenty of time for him to produce quality statistics for his fantasy teams, and remains a must-start guy every time he's in uniform. Get him active.
Mar 27 - 6:49 PM



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