Cole Aldrich is expected to start against the Celtics on Wednesday.
With Amare Stoudemire (rest) and Tyson Chandler, the Knicks are out of options at center for the most part. On Monday without Chandler and STAT on the bench, Tyler played center for every other possession except for the last 43 seconds of garbage time. That playing time went to Cole Aldrich, who should get in the mix tonight. In the small sample size, Tyler has been effective in pick and roll and has been solid in scoring on the offensive glass. He's far from a sure thing, but he has a chance to eclipse his season high of 23 minutes tonight.
Marcus Morris will start at small forward against the Cavs on Wednesday for the suspended P.J. Tucker.
Tucker was suspended for his blow to Blake Griffin on Monday and the Suns will have to go without their best wing defender tonight. Morris has essentially played starters minutes over his previous three, averaging 29.4 minutes per game with 12.3 points, 3.0 boards, 2.7 assists and 1.7 triples on 53.8 percent from the field. Now that Eric Bledsoe is back, Gerald Green should also see a nice chunk of minutes at small forward tonight.
C.J. Miles (left ankle) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.
The Cavs were hopeful he'd be ready for this upcoming three-game trip, but it's not going to happen for the first game. Miles should have a chance to play on Friday vs. the Warriors and Sunday vs. the Clippers might be a worst-case scenario. The Cavs have been off since Saturday, so there's no reason to think Jarrett Jack and Luol Deng will not get a ton of minutes at shooting guard and small forward, respectively.
Eric Bledsoe (knee) will return on Wednesday as expected, coming off the bench behind Goran Dragic and Gerald Green.
Head coach Jeff Hornacek has left open the possibility that Bledsoe will retake the starting SG job from Green at some point, but initially the Suns will ease him back into action off the bench. Bledsoe's engine is stuck in hyper-drive and he can put up nice numbers in limited minutes, so patient fantasy owners might as well plug him into active lineups.
Pistons writer Vincent Goodwill thinks Andre Drummond is "fine" after appearing to injure his hand during Tuesday's game.
It doesn't sound like the injury caused Drummond any problems during Detroit's shootaround, and we'll pass along any updates if the situation changes prior to tip-off. For now it's safe to leave the league's third-leading rebounder in active lineups.
Kawhi Leonard expects to shed the wrap on his right hand in "about a week."
He's been wearing the wrap since returning from a fractured hand in late February, though it certainly hasn't affected his production -- he's averaging 15.6 points on 56.0 percent shooting in the Spurs' past five games, with 1.8 threes, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 1.4 blocks.
Gerald Henderson (calf) shot around without any setbacks on Wednesday and he's on pace to play vs. the Wizards.
Henderson's return is great for the Bobcats' playoff hunt but it won't have profound fantasy fallout since he's been a borderline option in 32+ minutes all season. Chris Douglas-Roberts will likely move back to the bench with Hendo healthy.
Cole Aldrich will start at center for the Knicks on Wednesday with both Tyson Chandler (personal) and Amare Stoudemire (rest) unavailable.
Jeremy Tyler will also get heavy minutes as the Knicks cobble together a frontcourt, and neither guy stands out as a convincing short-term option. Aldrich is averaging under one point per game in an end-of-bench role for New York.