Tarik Black started the third quarter for Ivica Zubac (ankle) on Thursday.
He should be picking up some minutes this week with Zubac likely to miss time here. Larry Nance should also benefit and is the better pickup here.
Jimmy Butler (left eye) was out on the court getting shots up prior to the start of the second half of Thursday's game against the Cavs and will start the third quarter.
He went to the locker room to have his left eye checked on, but started the second half despite having limited vision in his left eye. Hopefully it will heal quickly and he won't miss any time, as the Bulls clearly need him right now if they're going to have a shot at making the playoffs.
Jimmy Butler took an inadvertent shot to the face from Iman Shumpert on Thursday and went to the locker room to be attended to.
It looked like he got hit in the eye and was having trouble with his vision as the second quarter was winding down. Our guess is he'll be able to play in the second half, but we'll know more once halftime is over.
Derrick Jones Jr. will move back to the bench on Thursday.
Devin Booker is ready to roll for this game, but Airplane Mode should still get minutes around 20 today. He doesn't have enough offensive upside to trust in most leagues.
Leandro Barbosa (hamstring) will not play against the Clippers on Thursday.
The Suns really don't have much incentive to play him and it should be Ronnie Price as the backup point guard. Tyler Ulis should play a ton.
Devin Booker (ankle) will start against the Clippers on Thursday.
He's back after missing his last game on Tuesday. Booker will have to share the ball with T.J. Warren, but he still has a high ceiling against J.J. Redick and the Clippers. Get him in your lineup.
Coach Doc Rivers said he's hoping Austin Rivers (hamstring) can make it back for the start of the playoffs.
When describing the hamstring strain, the coach said it's "a pretty good one." It sounds like Rivers is not going to play during the regular season due to the injury he suffered on Wednesday night. That means more minutes should be going to J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford. Plus, coach Doc Rivers may add Wes Johnson into the mix or give some run to Luc Mbah a Moute.
Ivica Zubac (right high ankle sprain) will not return to Thursday's game against the Wolves.
X-rays were negative for the injury Zubac suffered after just two minutes of action. He went straight to the locker room and chances are he could be missing more time. The Lakers have a back-to-back set starting on Saturday, so consider Zubac very questionable for that game. If he can't go, Tarik Black figures to benefit the most, but he's not a great fantasy option. High-ankle sprains usually take weeks to heal, so Zubac's owners may want to consider dropping him.