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Jerome Robinson

Rare appearance Tuesday Robinson cracked the rotation for just the fourth time in the past 12 games, logging one minute in garbage time. Given he has played a grand total of 38 minutes all season, there is no reason to have Robinson on any watch lists, no matter the format.

Mike Muscala

Parts ways with Detroit Muscala is averaging 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in 13.8 minutes across his 37 appearances this season, including 13 with the Pistons. The veteran big man will likely look to join a contending team once he clears waivers.

Brandin Podziemski

Serviceable effort in win Podziemski remained in the starting lineup despite the return of Chris Paul, ending with a serviceable line in 28 minutes. While he should remain a 12-team option moving forward, Paul's return is likely to impact Podziemski's opportunities. Managers should hold for now, with a view to making a decision regarding his future once we have a larger sample size of what the new rotation will look like.

Chris Paul

Productive in return Tuesday Paul played 22 minutes on his return, tallying six assists and four steals, exactly what fantasy managers were hoping for. While his days of being a volume scorer are well and truly behind him, Paul should still be viewed as a viable 12-team asset thanks to his playmaking and defensive abilities. Given the length of his absence, it might be worthwhile checking your waiver wire just in case he was dropped earlier in the piece.

Alex Caruso

Checks back into game While Caruso initially appeared as though he had injured his ankle, a right hamstring issue had him questionable to return. However, Caruso is now set to close out Tuesday's contest.

Alex Caruso

Heads to locker room Caruso injured his ankle after falling while playing defense. If the 29-year-old guard is unable to return, Jevon Carter, Dalen Terry and Julian Phillips are candidates to receive increased playing time.

Scottie Lewis

Goes scoreless in 13 minutes Lewis has played a very minor role with the Stars, and he's yet to find his rhythm. Through five appearances, he's shooting 20.0 percent from the field and is averaging 0.8 points in 11.7 minutes.

Jason Preston

Posts another triple-double Preston has been a walking triple-double since joining the Stars, as this was his fifth of the campaign. He's nearly averaging one too, as he's producing 15.6 points, 9.2 assists and 8.2 rebounds in 16 appearances with Salt Lake City.

Micah Potter

Pours in 32 points Potter recorded season-high marks in points and rebounds in what was arguably his most dominant performance of the season. He's been very reliable for the Stars all year, and it will be interesting to see if he gets any real reps with the Jazz to close the campaign.

Keldon Johnson

Exits briefly with eye injury Johnson missed less than three minutes of game time before returning to Tuesday's contest. The 24-year-old forward should continue to serve as San Antonio's primary scoring option off the bench.

Caleb Martin

Back to bench Miami is mixing it up again Tuesday in what will be their 31st different lineup this season. Nikola Jovic will replace Martin in the starting lineup, but Martin's versatility will likely help him maintain a sizable role with the second unit.

Nikola Jovic

Gets starting nod After missing Monday's contest with a suspension, Jovic will replace Caleb Martin in the starting lineup Tuesday. Jovic is averaging 6.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 19.0 minutes across his last five starts.

Jaime Jaquez

Rejoins second unit No surprises here, as Jimmy Butler is returning from his one-game suspension. Jaquez made the most of his fill-in start Monday versus the Kings, producing 26 points (12-17 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists and three steals across 38 minutes.

Delon Wright

Back to bench Wright filled in as the starting point guard Monday versus the Kings, producing 13 points, five assists, two rebounds, two steals, one block and two three-pointers. Terry Rozier (knee) is returning Tuesday, and Jimmy Butler is back from his suspension. But with Tyler Herro (knee) still out, Wright could have a sizable role with the second unit.

Kyle Anderson

Now ruled out Tuesday Anderson left Tuesday's game late in the second quarter before starting the half. However, the 30-year-old forward only made it until the 11:01 mark in the third quarter before being ruled out for the remainder of the contest. Naz Reid will likely receive increased playing time in his absence. Anderson's status for Wednesday's matchup with Memphis is uncertain.

Kyle Anderson

Returns after injury scare Anthony Edwards and Anderson both left right before halftime of Tuesday's contest but will take the floor to begin the second half. Anderson is making his second straight starting appearance with Karl-Anthony Towns (personal) out.

Anthony Edwards

Returns to game Tuesday Edwards had an injury scare before halftime when he rolled his left ankle, forcing him to the locker room. However, it appears he avoided anything too serious, though Minnesota will likely monitor him closely.

Justin Minaya

Transferred to G League Minaya is a fringe rotation player for Portland, playing an average of 5.1 minutes in February.

Ibou Badji

Transferred to G League Badji has been an inconsistent part of Portland's rotation this season. The rookie big man should receive increased opportunities in the G League.

De'Anthony Melton

Won’t return Tuesday Melton continues to deal with a back issue that caused him to enter Tuesday's contest operating under a minutes restriction. The 25-year-old guard's next chance to suit up is Friday's matchup with Charlotte.

Rayan Rupert

Available to play Rupert has yet to see the floor in February, and he's been held to single-digit minutes in his last three appearances.

Anthony Edwards

Helped to locker room Edwards was looking to receive a pass and cut aggressively, rolling his left ankle in the process. He should be considered questionable to return until more information is known.

Josh Green

Briefly exits against Cleveland Green appears to still be bothered by the right elbow contusion that caused him to be listed as probable ahead of Tuesday's contest. However, the 23-year-old forward left with 7:33 remaining in the third quarter before checking back in less than six minutes of game time later.

Scoot Henderson

Will miss next three games Henderson has already been ruled out for Tuesday's game against Miami, marking his third straight absence. However, the rookie guard is now expected to be sidelined at least until March 4 against Minnesota. Ashton Hagans, Kris Murray and Shaedon Sharpe should continue to receive increased minutes in Henderson's absence.

Armoni Brooks

Top scorer off bench in win Brooks led all Ontario bench players in scoring while connecting on a trio of threes and adding a handful of rebounds en route to posting one of five double-digit scoring efforts on the team. Brooks has averaged 16.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals over 16 contests with the Clippers.

Xavier Moon

Nears triple-double in victory Moon led all players in Sunday's contest in assists while ending two rebounds shy of a triple-double in an all-around double-double performance. Moon, who also added a trio of blocks defensively, has averaged 20.8 points, 6.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.3 steals over 40.5 minutes in 12 G League games.

Moussa Diabate

Well-rounded game in double-double Diabate did a little bit of everything for Ontario in a winning effort, leading all players in rebounds and blocks while handing out a handful of assists in a well-balanced double-double outing. Diabate has averaged 12.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals over 40.9 minutes in eight G League contests.

Jordan Miller

Leading scorer in double-double Miller led all players in Sunday's contest in scoring while ending as one of two Ontario players with 10 or more rebounds in a double-double performance. Miller, who also connected on a trio of threes, has been stellar for the Clippers this season while averaging 22.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals over 35.7 minutes in 16 G League games.

Bryson Williams

Pitches in off bench in win Williams contributed off the Ontario bench in just under 18 minutes of action, tallying a half-dozen points while adding a trio of rebounds in a winning effort. Williams has averaged 10.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 0.9 blocks over 25.4 minutes in 22 G League contests.

Brandon Ingram

Returns to game Ingram had an injury scare in the first quarter that sent him limping to the locker room, but he was only in the back for a few minutes before returning.

Brandon Ingram

Goes to locker room Ingram initially stayed on the bench after tweaking his ankle to get it looked at by the trainers, only to limp to the back a few minutes later. For now, he should be considered questionable to return.

Cam Reddish

Listed as probable Reddish was able to practice on Tuesday after missing the past 14 games. It was reported prior to this that Reddish would be a game-time call, but it sounds like he'll be a go barring a setback in warmups.

LeBron James

Questionable for Wednesday James continues to deal with lingering left ankle tendinopathy and is in danger of missing the first leg of the Lakers' back-to-back Tuesday. Max Christie, Cam Reddish (ankle) and Taurean Prince are candidates to receive increased playing time if James is ruled out.

Anthony Davis

Probable for Wednesday This is the usual probable tag that Davis carries, but he's also dealing with an illness that forced him to miss practice Tuesday. For now, fantasy managers can expect the big man to suit up against the Clippers even though he won't be 100 percent.

De'Aaron Fox

Iffy against Denver Fox bumped knees with a Heat player Monday and is in danger of missing Wednesday's contest. If the star guard is ruled out, Davion Mitchell and Malik Monk are candidates to receive increased playing time.

Simone Fontecchio

Moves to bench The Pistons are starting Isaiah Stewart in the frontcourt alongside Jalen Duren, while Ausar Thompson will start at small forward. Fontecchio has been excellent since arriving to Detroit and is likely to play a key role off the bench.

Rudy Gobert

Suiting up against Spurs Gobert has been upgraded from questionable to available Tuesday after missing Minnesota's previous contest with a left ankle sprain. The defensive stalwart is averaging 15.2 points, 13.7 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.3 assists in 34.7 minutes across his last 10 appearances.

Isaiah Stewart

Starting Tuesday Stewart will be making his first appearance since Jan. 28, as he served a three-game suspension after his ankle injury due to an altercation with Drew Eubanks. With Stewart back with the starters, Simone Fontecchio will join the second unit.

Olivier Sarr

Records double-double in win Sarr had a very productive effort on Friday, leading the way with 18 rebounds. He was an integral part of the team offensively, scoring 21 points and obtaining seven offensive rebounds.

Keyontae Johnson

Leads team in points Johnson led the Blue with 31 points as he got his points in an efficient manner, connecting on 11 out of his 17 field goal attempts. The small forward is currently averaging 21.6 points per game this season.

Ousmane Dieng

Struggles shooting the ball Dieng had a rough shooting performance as he missed 11 out of his 13 shot attempts. However, he did manage to make a positive impact offensively, leading the Blue with 10 assists.

Jaden Ivey

Good to go against Chicago Ivey has been upgraded from probable to available Tuesday despite dealing with right ankle soreness. The 21-year-old guard is averaging 18.5 points, 3.7 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 32.4 minutes across his last 10 appearances.

Cade Cunningham

Good to go Tuesday Cunningham was carrying a probable tag prior to this update, which suggests that the Pistons contemplated a maintenance day for the second leg of this back-to-back set. However, Cunningham has the green light to suit up and there's no mention of any restrictions.

Jericho Sims

Gets starting nod Sims will replace Isaiah Hartenstein (Achilles) in the starting lineup Tuesday. Sims is averaging 4.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 24.6 minutes across his last five starting appearances.

Miles McBride

Starting against Pelicans This is an expected move for the Knicks with Jalen Brunson (neck) taking the night off for the second leg of the back-to-back set. As a starter this season, McBridge has averages of 20.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 3.3 three-pointers.

Davis Bertans

Available to play Bertans missed the past two games for the Hornets, but there's no word of any restrictions. With the Hornets acquiring Aleksej Pokusevski on Tuesday, Bertans will have more competition for minutes down the stretch.

Nicolas Batum

Coming off bench Kelly Oubre will move into the first unit for the 76ers. This move makes a lot of sense, as the 76ers are expecting to limit Batum to 15-25 minutes because he's coming off an injury.

Kelly Oubre

Returns to starting lineup Oubre will replace Nicolas Batum in the starting lineup Tuesday. Oubre is averaging 16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 33.7 minutes across his last 10 starting appearances.

Jamaree Bouyea

Leads team in scoring Bouyea led Sioux Falls in points and rebounds during Sunday's loss. However, Bouyea's six turnovers contributed to his minus-15 point differential.

Josh Christopher

Suffers ankle injury Christopher already missed time earlier in February with an undisclosed injury. It is unclear how long he will be sidelined.

Manny Camper

Double-doubles in loss Camper made a rare start during Sunday's loss. Camper's extended playing time allowed him to post his first double-double of the season.

Cameron Johnson

Gets starting nod Johnson will replace Cam Thomas (ankle) in the starting five Tuesday. Johnson is averaging 13.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 28.2 minutes across his last five starting appearances.

Corey Kispert

Starting Tuesday Kispert will be flanked by Jordan Poole and Landry Shamet in the backcourt, while Kyle Kuzma and Marvin Bagley hold down the frontcourt. Kispert has logged just one prior start this season, which yielded 10 points on uncharacteristic 1-for-10 shooting from beyond the arc in 28 minutes.

Seth Curry

Good to go Tuesday Curry has been upgraded from probable to available Tuesday after missing Charlotte's previous contest with right hip soreness. Curry has struggled with his outside this season, shooting a career-low 34.3 percent on 2.5 three-point attempts per contest.

Rudy Gobert

Game-time decision Tuesday Gobert's status is pivotal for Minnesota with Karl-Anthony Towns inactive while tending to a personal matter. Naz Reid could be in line for a sizable workload, while Victor Wembanyama could be in line for a feeding frenzy if Gobert is unable to suit up.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Set to play Tuesday Antetokounmpo has been upgraded from probable to available Tuesday despite dealing with a nagging knee injury. There is no indication the star forward will be on a minutes restriction against Charlotte.

Nicolas Batum

Operating on restriction Batum's workload has been strictly monitored of late, sitting in the second half of a back-to-back Friday while logging a combined 35 minutes across two appearances after the All-Star break. He continues anchoring a starting role, however, running with the first unit in 15 consecutive appearances.

De'Anthony Melton

Still on minute restriction Melton is joined by Kyle Lowry and Nicolas Batum on the same workload estimation, so Philadelphia's rotation is tough to evaluate at the moment. Melton looked sharp Sunday in his second game back from an extended absence, delivering 16 points in 18 minutes.

Luke Kennard

Won’t play against Minnesota Kennard's absence will leave the Grizzlies very thin in the backcourt, likely forcing Derrick Rose and Jordan Goodwin to receive extended minutes. Kennard's next chance to suit up is Friday's matchup with Portland.

John Konchar

Unlikely to play Wednesday Konchar is expected to miss his second straight contest Wednesday due to a left thumb sprain. With Luke Kennard (illness) also out, Derrick Rose and Jordan Goodwin should receive extended playing time in the backcourt.

CJ McCollum

Officially out Tuesday McCollum will miss his second consecutive game due to a left ankle sprain. Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson (foot) will likely split the majority of playmaking duties, while Matt Ryan and Jordan Hawkins should see upticks in minutes in the backcourt.

Zion Williamson

Good to go against Knicks Williamson has been upgraded from questionable to available Tuesday despite dealing with a left foot contusion. The star forward tallied 24 points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes during his only other appearance against New York this season on Oct. 28.

KJ Martin

Won’t play against Boston Martin will miss his second straight game Tuesday due to a right ankle impingement. Martin's next chance to suit up is Friday's matchup with Charlotte.

Isaiah Hartenstein

Ruled out Tuesday Hartenstein joins a laundry list of injuries for the Knicks, with Jalen Brunson (neck) also inactive Tuesday. Precious Achiuwa will log heavy minutes, while Jericho Sims should factor considerably into the center rotation as well. Bojan Bogdanovic has exceeded 24 minutes of action just once across five contests with the Knicks thus far, but he is a candidate to surpass his recent usage Tuesday.

Jalen Brunson

Ruled out Tuesday Brunson will sit out the second leg of the Knicks' back-to-back Tuesday after being downgraded from questionable to out with neck cervical spasms. Miles McBride and Alec Burks will likely receive increased minutes in his absence. Brunson's next chance to suit up is Thursday's matchup with Golden State.

Gabe York

Nails six triples in loss York's efficient shooting wasn't enough to help the Ignite avoid their 21st loss of the season Sunday. The 30-year-old guard is shooting just 41.1 percent from the field and 31.7 percent from three across eight appearances in 2023-24.

Moses Moody

Set to start Tuesday Moody will log his first start since Dec. 2, with Tuesday representing his fifth start of the year in total. The third-year wing is averaging 14.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists on 57.1 percent shooting in 24.5 minutes across his four prior cameos with the first unit

Chris Paul

No minutes restriction Tuesday Paul will return to action Tuesday after missing the Warriors' previous 21 games with a hand injury. The veteran guard is expected to soak up all of Lester Quinones' minutes and spend some time playing alongside Stephen Curry.

Matas Buzelis

Quality outing in loss Buzelis led the Ignite in blocks and rebounds during Sunday's loss. While the 19-year-old forward has struggled as of late, a strong end to the 2023-24 campaign could boost his draft stock back into top-5 consideration.

Andre Jackson

Officially out Tuesday Jackson being downgraded from doubtful to out is the expected result. His next opportunity to take the court comes Thursday in a rematch against Charlotte.

London Johnson

Minimal impact in return Johnson returned to action Sunday after missing extended time with a non-COVID illness. While coming off the bench, Johnson posted a minus-17 point differential.

Corey Kispert

Good to go Tuesday Kispert returns from a one-game absence due to illness. His shooting prowess will be a welcome addition to a Washington offense that ranks 26th in offensive rating across the last four contests, and he could be in line for an uptick in usage with Deni Avdija (heel) inactive.

Landry Shamet

Good to go Tuesday Deni Avdija (heel) remains out, but Shamet and Corey Kispert (illness) will be available, giving Washington much-needed wing depth. After back-to-back scoreless outings, Shamet popped for 15 points Sunday versus Cleveland, which tied a season-high mark.

Anthony Black

Moves back to bench Black will be replaced by Gary Harris (calf) in the starting lineup Tuesday. The rookie guard is averaging 3.0 points and 1.2 rebounds in 10.8 minutes across his last five appearances coming off the bench.

Gary Harris

Rejoins starting lineup Harris is averaging 10.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals across eight prior starts this season. He is joined by Jalen Suggs in Orlando's starting backcourt Tuesday, while Paolo Banchero (illness) notes Orlando's only high-usage absence.

Goga Bitadze

Back to bench Paolo Banchero (illness) remains out for a second straight game, but the Magic are switching up their first five after starting Bitadze and Wendell Carter in the frontcourt during Sunday's loss to Atlanta. Gary Harris and Caleb Houstan are the new additions to the starting lineup, while Bitadze and Anthony Black will operate off the bench.

Caleb Houstan

Gets starting nod Houstan will replace Paolo Banchero (illness) in the starting lineup Tuesday. Houstan is averaging 6.0 points and 1.6 rebounds in 22.0 minutes across his previous five starting appearances.

Paolo Banchero

Won’t play Tuesday Banchero will miss his second consecutive game due to an illness, and he also admitted to feeling sickly even when he hit a game-winning shot in Saturday's win over Detroit. Caleb Houstan will slide into the starting lineup, with Banchero's next opportunity to take the court coming Thursday versus Utah.

Jamal Cain

Unavailable Tuesday Cain is not among the Heat's active players Tuesday. Jimmy Butler and Nikola Jovic returning from suspension, as well as Terry Rozier being cleared for action following a four-game absence due to a knee sprain has restored Miami's depth.

Hunter Tyson

Questionable for Wednesday Tyson is currently dealing with a left finger sprain/fracture. If he is unable to suit up Wednesday, his absence is unlikely to affect the the Nuggets' rotation, as the rookie has appeared in just one contest since Dec. 14.

Doug McDermott

Ruled out McDermott will miss at least one game after suffering a calf injury during the second quarter of Monday's loss to Toronto. Ben Sheppard is a candidate for increased playing time in McDermott's absence, though Aaron Nesmith's potential return could mean fewer minutes for the reserves overall.

Deni Avdija

Out Tuesday Avdija's next opportunity to take the court comes Thursday versus the Lakers. Washington's rotation is in flux at the moment, with Bilal Coulibaly (pelvis) already ruled out while Corey Kispert (illness) and Landry Shamet (neck) are questionable for Tuesday's contest.

Aaron Nesmith

Listed as questionable Nesmith has missed three straight games, allowing Bennedict Mathurin to join the first unit. Given how well Mathurin has played, Indiana may opt to bring Nesmith off the bench if he's cleared to suit up Wednesday.

Gabe Vincent

Still limited to rehab Vincent is due for another evaluation at the beginning of March, but it sounds like he's at least a few weeks away from returning to game action. The point guard hasn't played since Dec. 20 and has appeared in just one game since Oct. 30.

Jakob Poeltl

Questionable for Wednesday Poeltl not immediately being ruled out for Wednesday's game is a good sign after he was unable to return to Monday's contest due to a left ankle sprain. That being said, his status will need to be monitored. Kelly Olynyk would likely step into a featured role in the frontcourt if Poeltl can't suit up.

Jarred Vanderbilt

No on-court activity yet Vanderbilt is slated to be re-evaluated at the beginning of March, but it sounds like he's still at least a couple of weeks away from returning to game action. He hasn't played since Feb. 1 due to a right wrist sprain and initial reports hinted that the injury could sideline him for the remainder of the campaign.

Nikola Jovic

Eligible to play Tuesday Jovic and Jimmy Butler will both suit up after serving one-game suspensions Monday for their involvement in an on-court altercation during Friday's win over the Pelicans. However, Jovic's role will likely be limited given Miami's frontcourt rotation is relatively healthy.

Orlando Robinson

Out again Tuesday Robinson will miss his third consecutive game due to back spasms. His next opportunity to take the court comes Thursday versus Denver.

Tyler Herro

Remains out Tuesday Herro is dealing with a hyperextended left knee and will miss a second consecutive game, but an MRI showed no structural damage. His next chance to suit up will come Thursday in Denver, while Terry Rozier (knee), who's been cleared to suit up following a four-game absence, should soak up most of Herro's missing minutes versus Portland.

Mike Muscala

Sits third straight Muscala averaged 12.1 minutes per game in the month of January, filling in at both center and forward with Detroit's depth in tatters. However, with the acquisition of Simone Fontecchio from the Jazz at the deadline, Muscala has been restricted to backup center minutes. The 32-year-old is expected to see a decline in action with Isaiah Stewart (ankle) set to make his return soon coupled with more minutes devoted to G League call up James Wisemen (averaging 16.3 in the month of February).

Terry Rozier

Returning to action Rozier is officially cleared to return from a knee sprain that has cost him Miami's past four games. His brief absence is an amazing development for the Heat after what looked to be a serious injury in the moment. Rozier was questionable for Monday's win over Sacramento, so it appears that his ramp up has gone smoothly and he could be in line for a standard workload Tuesday.

Troy Brown

Increase in minutes The 24-year-old has bounced around the league since 2020, now landing on his fifth team in four seasons. Going from the Timberwolves to the last-place Pistons, Brown was seeing an uptick in minutes from 11.0 to 14.8 per game. The return of Isaiah Stewart (ankle) plus the logjam at forward with Ausar Thompson, Simone Fontecchio and Evan Fournier all expected to get minutes likely means Brown could see a significant decrease in playing time.

Jimmy Butler

Available Tuesday Butler and Nikola Jovic will both suit up after serving one-game suspensions Monday for their involvement in an on-court altercation during Friday's win over the Pelicans. Terry Rozier (knee) is also cleared to make his return following a multi-game absence, while Tyler Herro (knee) remains out. Butler shouldn't face any limitations versus Portland.

Cam Reddish

Ramping up Reddish is expected to go through pre-game warmups Wednesday prior to his status being determined. He has missed 14 consecutive contests due to a right ankle sprain, contributing to a defensive void on the wings for the Lakers.

Anthony Davis

Misses practice Tuesday Davis being ill is not ideal in advance of the Lakers' upcoming back-to-back set Wednesday and Thursday against the Clippers and Wizards. He still has over 24 hours to recover, but the Lakers' rotation would be thin in his stead with Christian Wood sidelined due to knee swelling -- potentially leaving Jaxson Hayes as the lone remaining traditional center available.

Jusuf Nurkic

Still dealing with ankle soreness Nurkic tweaked his ankle at a practice last week, attempted to play through the issue Thursday versus Dallas and was sidelined for Friday's matchup versus the Rockets. The big man returned to action Sunday and exploded for 18 points, 22 rebounds and seven assists during a win over the Lakers. He'll have another day to rest and recover before attempting to suit up Thursday against Houston.

Eric Gordon

Logs limited practice Tuesday Gordon was sidelined for Sunday's loss to the Lakers due to a groin injury after a poor performance against Houston on Friday, which was the second night of a back-to-back set. Gordon's absence may have been routine maintenance for the veteran, who continues to step up when Bradley Beal (hamstring) is out of the lineup. Gordon will have another day to rest and recover before attempting to suit up for Thursday's matchup against the Rockets.

Bryce Hamilton

Effective off bench Hamilton had a solid outing Sunday and scored the most points of anyone on South Bay's second unit. He was effective shooting from deep, finishing with a 55.6 three-point percentage.

Bradley Beal

Partial participant at practice Beal has missed four straight games dating back to before the All-Star break, and while he hasn't been cleared for full-contract work yet, he continues to trend in the right direction. Eric Gordon (groin) and Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) were also limited participants Tuesday, but they'll have at least one more day to recover before attempting to suit up Thursday versus Houston.

Aleksej Pokusevski

Signs with Charlotte Pokusevski, 17th overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft, has dealt with a myriad of injuries across his first three-plus seasons in Oklahoma City. However, the 22-year-old, 7-foot Serbian flashed potential in 24 healthy contests as a starter last year, posting 9.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks on 45.2/39.5/70.4 percent shooting. A skinny frame likely precludes him from evolving into a full-time center despite his height, but he will likely take priority over JT Thor for third-string minutes in the Hornets' frontcourt moving forward. He is a candidate to ramp up with Charlotte's G League affiliate as well.

Maxwell Lewis

Productive in G League win Lewis shot 45.5 percent from the field Sunday and ended up scoring the second most points on South Bay. However, the two-way player was careless with the ball as he turned the ball over a team-high five times.

Jalen Hood-Schifino

Logs first G League double-double Hood-Schifino had a dominant outing Sunday as he led the team in points scored while shooting an efficient 75.0 percent form the floor. The two-way player also managed to compile his first double-double of the season.

Craig Porter

Assigned to G League Porter started the campaign on a two-way deal but was awarded with a standard four-year NBA contract ahead of the All-Star break. Despite the promotion, Porter will presumably continue to spend time with Cleveland's affiliate to further his development, especially with the Cavaliers' backcourt rotation healthy.

Colby Jones

Back to G League Jones continues to bounce back and forth between the NBA and G League. He hasn't appeared in an NBA game since Feb. 9, but he's averaging 16.1 points per game on 45.7 percent from the field across 16 G League appearances.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Late scratch due to personal matter Towns' next opportunity to take the court comes Wednesday versus Memphis. Rudy Gobert (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game, and Naz Reid could be thrust into a prominent role regardless of Gobert's ultimate status.

Jaden Ivey

Dealing with ankle soreness Ivey did not play in the final 16 minutes of Monday's loss to the Knicks, although no in-game injury was reported. His final possession featured diving to the court for a loose ball, but it's unclear if that incident led to his current ankle soreness. Ivey's status should be monitored even though he is on track to play.

Isaiah Stewart

Not listed on injury report Stewart hasn't played since Jan. 28. He was initially sidelined by an ankle injury but was suspended for the first three games after the All-Star break due to an altercation with Phoenix's Drew Eubanks following a Feb. 14 loss to the Suns. He returned to practice during the break, so he's had plenty of time to ramp up his conditioning while serving his suspension, though it wouldn't be surprising to see Stewart limited in his first game back. Stewart's return will likely mean fewer minutes for Simone Fontecchio, Ausar Thompson and Troy Brown.

Cade Cunningham

Tagged as probable Cunningham logged a hefty 36-minute workload in Monday's loss to New York at the buzzer, but he appears on track to play in the second half of Detroit's back-to-back Tuesday. It's worth noting that there has been prior precedent this season for Cunningham to be downgraded from probable to out, so his status will need to be monitored.

Davion Mitchell

Productive in limited role Mitchell saw just nine minutes of action in Sacramento's loss Monday night. The third-year guard is averaging 3.9 points, 1.7 assists and 1.0 rebounds this season, an extreme decline from his rookie campaign where he averaged 11.5 points, 4.2 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 27.7 minutes. It's hard to see the 2021 first-round pick getting a significant bump in minutes anytime soon as he's buried behind De'Aaron Fox, Kevin Huerter and Malik Monk on the depth chart.

Yuta Watanabe

More minutes in blowout loss Watanabe played 22 minutes in what proved to be a rout Monday. In his three appearances since being traded Feb. 10, Watanabe has averaged 4.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 19.3 minutes. It's an uptick from his stint with the Suns where he averaged 3.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 13.2 minutes. With the Grizzlies anticipated to slowly work back Brandon Clarke from injury (Achilles) and the team's overall lack of depth due to a litany of injuries, expect Watanabe to continue receiving minutes.

Paul George

Ruled out for Wednesday George will miss his second consecutive contest due to left knee soreness, and his status for Friday's game against Washington is in jeopardy. No details have been released on a diagnosis other than general soreness, so George appears to be dealing with a short-term issue. He did participate in shootaround prior to sitting for the entirety of team practice. Norman Powell and Terance Mann are the primary candidates to absorb his usage, while Amir Coffey's role likely receives an uptick as well.

Maxi Kleber

Good to go Tuesday Kleber had been listed as probable heading into Tuesday, and as anticipated, he'll be able to suit up for a third straight contest after he had previously missed Dallas' final game before the All-Star break. Expect Kleber to continue to hold down a 20-to-25-minute role while working as a backup at either frontcourt spot.

Josh Green

Active Tuesday Green was dealing with a right elbow contusion, which represented a reassuring diagnosis after a multi-week absence due to a right elbow sprain earlier in the season. The 23-year-old is officially in the clear to suit up Tuesday and is set to join a fully healthy Mavericks' rotation with the exception of Dante Exum (knee).

Isaiah Hartenstein

Iffy for Tuesday Tuesday's game is the second leg of a back-to-back set, so the Knicks are likely contemplating a maintenance day for their center. Hartenstein's minutes have been trending up steadily since his return to the lineup, and he played 27 minutes Monday night. If he's held out, the Knicks could turn to Precious Achiuwa and Jericho Sims.

Dereck Lively

Good to go Tuesday Lively is joined by Luka Doncic (nose), Maxi Kleber (nose) and Josh Green (elbow) in gaining clearance for Tuesday's contest. Lively was held to just four points and four rebounds in 25 minutes of action against Cleveland on Dec. 27, and the Cavaliers' frontcourt being at full strength Tuesday represents a formidable opponent.

Jalen Brunson

Questionable for Tuesday Brunson has logged a ton of minutes since the All-Star break, playing at least 38 minutes in three straight games. He saw 40 minutes of action Monday night, producing 35 points with 12 assists. If the Knicks hold him out Tuesday, the Knicks would likely need guys like Alec Burks and Miles McBride to step into larger roles.

Luka Doncic

Cleared for Tuesday Doncic will suit up for his 10th consecutive game Tuesday despite continuing to deal with lingering effects of a broken nose. He is averaging 37.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 8.5 assists on 50.0 percent shooting in two contests since the All-Star break.

Devon Higgs

Scores 10 off bench Higgs was acquired by the Cruise on Jan. 30 after playing nine games with the College Park Skyhawks, where he averaged 4.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 15.6 minutes per game. Higgs has been a solid contributor off the bench for the Cruise since joining the team, eclipsing double figures in three of the last five games. The 24-year-old pro will likely serve as Motor City's sixth man for the remainder of the season.

Cam Thomas

Will not play Tuesday Thomas is dealing with a right ankle sprain, but there aren't many details regarding the severity just yet. His next chance to play will be Thursday against the Hawks. With Ben Simmons resting Tuesday, the Nets will need players such as Dennis Schroder, Lonnie Walker, Cameron Johnson and Jalen Wilson to step up.

Jared Rhoden

Solid production in G League Rhoden put together an impressive scoring display, finishing second on the team in scoring behind Stanley Umude's 33 point outburst. The two-way player has been on a tear of late, scoring 20-plus points in eight of his last nine outings.

Stanley Umude

Drops 33 in G League Umude caught fire Sunday, knocking down a team-high five threes en route to his highest scoring total of the season. Umude recently had his contract converted to a standard deal, so his time with the Cruise may be limited, but he figures to be a key piece offensively as long as he remains with the team.

Andre Jackson

Doubtful for Tuesday Jackson's status doesn't carry many fantasy implications, as he's played a total of four minutes in his last two appearances.

Jarace Walker

Assigned to G League Walker has compiled eight minutes across the Pacers' past two contests, finishing scoreless on one shot attempt alongside two rebounds and one assist. Walker failing to step into the rotation even while Aaron Nesmith (ankle) is currently sidelined is an underwhelming development for the 2023 top-10 draft pick.

AJ Griffin

Returning to G League Griffin continues splitting time between Atlanta and College Park, presumably for practice reps, as he has not appeared in an NBA game since Jan. 30. He is joined by Mouhamed Gueye in being assigned to College Park on Tuesday

Mouhamed Gueye

Assigned to G League Gueye has been ramping up his activity levels at practice, but he's yet to make an appearance in the NBA or G League since Oct. 30.

Julian Strawther

Assigned to G League Strawther has appeared in five of Denver's past six games, but he continues to profile as end-of-bench depth. The rookie has faired mediocrely across 38 NBA appearances in total, connecting on 30.6 percent of 3.3 triples per game.

Jalen Pickett

Assigned to Grand Rapids Pickett has appeared in Denver's past three contests, but he compiled just one point and one assist in six total minutes. He is joined by Julian Strawther in being assigned to the Gold on Tuesday.

Dante Exum

Out Tuesday, return is near Exum has logged just two appearances since Jan. 1 while dealing with heal and knee injuries, but he appears to be nearing a return from the ongoing right knee inflammation that has plagued him of late. The Mavericks rotation will need to be monitored upon his eventual return, with Tim Hardaway and Josh Green (elbow) representing his primary competition for minutes.

Malik Monk

Cold from deep Monk failed to hit a three for the third time in his past five games, continuing a slump in which he is connecting on just 13.0 percent of 4.6 threes over that span. Sacramento travels to Denver on Wednesday, and Monk delivered just six points on 2-for-11 shooting in his last contest at the Nuggets.

Haywood Highsmith

Tale of two halves Highmsith scored all 15 of his points in the first half, which was a factor in Miami nearly squandering a 20-point lead in the second half, but the Heat ultimately prevailed. Highsmith is posting career highs of 38.1 percent efficiency on 3.0 threes per game this season, and his contributions Monday were critical with Jimmy Butler serving a one-game suspension and Tyler Herro and Terry Rozier sidelined by knee injuries.