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.
The Suns want Dragan Bender (ankle) to play at some point this season.
Coach Earl Watson said it "should be pretty close" for Bender to make his debut. He has been doing some on-court work and does warm up with the team. The Suns will be limiting him upon his return, but his return would likely take minutes away from Jared Dudley.
Leandro Barbosa (hamstring) is a game-time decision to face the Clippers on Thursday.
We probably won't get an update on Barbosa here, but for now assume he's not going to play. If he is out, Jarell Eddie and Ronnie Price would play more.
Devin Booker (ankle) is a game-time decision to face the Clippers on Thursday.
The Suns are right in the thick of a lottery-ball chase with the Lakers, so they may just hold out their best player. Booker has been dealing with some soreness from a couple weeks, so sitting would be for a legitimate reason. If he's out, Jarell Eddie would be in the rotation while T.J. Warren and plenty of Suns would get more shots.
Ivica Zubac (ankle) went to the locker room in the first quarter on Thursday.
He rolled his ankle after a post-move shot and limped straight to the locker room. Zubac was able to walk to the locker room under his own power, but he was moving slowly. Tarik Black replaced him and would play more if Zubac is out.
Kevon Looney (left hip strain) is doubtful to face the Rockets on Friday.
He missed Wednesday's game and hasn't been in the rotation anyway. Looney had left hip surgery last year and he's had plenty of hip problems in his career. Expect the Warriors to take it slow with him.
Cameron Payne will not play against the Cavs on Thursday.
He is inactive and clearly the Bulls aren't in a rush to bring along their point guard of the future as they make a push for the No. 8 seed.
Brandon Ingram (knee) is on pace to practice on Friday.
In case you missed, it, he is not going to play on Thursday night. Ingram's knee tendinitis is not expected to be serious and he could return to game action at some point this season. With him out, it's been David Nwaba and Corey Brewer filling in at the three spot. Nwaba is worth a look if you're desperate for defensive stats.