|Wed Mar 4||15:01||Chandler (hip) probable to play Thursday in Portland||Tyson Chandler||C||Bobcats||Free Agent|
Chandler (hip) is probable to play Thursday in Portland, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Chandler has missed the last three games with a hip bruise, but he's traveling with the team on its current road trip, and it now looks like he has a solid chance to play Thursday. If that's the case, he'll unseat Bernard James in the starting lineup.
|Wed Mar 4||14:56||Allen announced Wednesday that he will not play this season||Ray Allen||SG||Celtics||Team Lorin|
Allen announced Wednesday that he will not play this season, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports.
Allen was reported to be highly coveted by most contending teams, but after waiting it out through the All-Star break, the veteran has decided not to play this season. He did, however, leave the door open to the possibility of returning next season, though that seems rather unlikely.
|Wed Mar 4||14:54||Gibson (ankle) no longer wearing walking boot but he remains wit...||Taj Gibson||PF||Bulls||Buchanalia|
Gibson (ankle) is no longer wearing a walking boot but he remains without a recovery timeline, Nick Friedell reports.
At this point, Gibson should be considered day-to-day, though he won't be close to returning to game action until he's able to log some practice time. In his absence, Nikola Mirotic will continue to pick up additional minutes.
|Wed Mar 4||14:27||Randolph (illness) upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game aga...||Zach Randolph||PF||Grizzlies||Team Lorin|
Randolph (illness) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against the Rockets, Rob Fischer of Sports 56 WHBQ in Memphis reports.
Randolph sat out Tuesday's loss to the Jazz after falling ill, but he's been upgraded to probable following Wednesday's shootaround. Barring a setback, expect Randolph to be in the starting lineup, pushing Kosta Koufos back to the bench.
|Wed Mar 4||14:05||Harden (suspension) will return to action Wednesday against Griz...||James Harden||SG||Thunder||The Schellackers|
Harden (suspension) will return to action Wednesday against the Grizzlies.
Harden was suspended for Tuesday's loss to Atlanta after kicking the Cavaliers' LeBron James during Sundays' heated contest. He'll miss just one game, however, and will be back at his usual spot in the starting lineup Wednesday.
|Wed Mar 4||13:49||Holiday (leg) no longer wearing walking boot||Jrue Holiday||PG||76ers||Buchanalia|
Holiday (leg) is no longer wearing a walking boot, but he said he's still experiencing pain and swelling, Darrell Williams of the New Orleans/Baton Rouge Advocate reports.
It's a step in the right direction for Holiday, though persistent swelling and pain are obviously not positive indications considering he hasn't played since mid-January. Holiday is set to be re-evaluated in about a week, so more information will be available at that time.
|Wed Mar 4||13:39||Allen (suspension) will play Wednesday||Tony Allen||SG||Celtics||Free Agent|
Allen (suspension) will play Wednesday, the Memphis Commercial-Appeal reports.
Allen got into a physical confrontation with Nick Calathes during practice recently, and coach Dave Joerger suspended him for Tuesday's matchup with Utah. Allen was on the team flight to Houston, however, and all signs point to him returning to action Wednesday night.
|Wed Mar 4||13:21||Lowry (rest) remains questionable to play Wednesday against Cavs||Kyle Lowry||PG||Rockets||The Sith Lords|
Lowry (rest) remains questionable to play Wednesday against the Cavs, Sam Amico of Fox Sports reports.
Lowry has sat out the last two games while nursing several minor injuries, and coach Dwane Casey indicated that he could be held out the rest of the week. At this point, it looks like he might end up a true game-time decision, and if he's held out again, Greivis Vasquez will make another start.
|Wed Mar 4||12:40||Martin (illness) said he feels fine and expected to play Wednesd...||Kevin Martin||SG||Rockets||Doppelganger|
Martin (illness) said he feels fine and is expected to play Wednesday.
Martin missed Monday's game against the Clippers, but it looks as if it will only be a one-game absence for the shooting guard. Barring a setback, expect to see him back in the starting lineup at shooting guard versus the Nuggets.
|Wed Mar 4||12:25||Carter (foot) listed as questionable for Wednesday's game agains...||Vince Carter||SG||Magic||Iavaronis|
Carter (foot) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
A foot tendon injury kept Carter out of Tuesday's game, and it's possible he could be headed for another absence. Even if he is held out, he appears to be close to returning since originally suffering the injury back in late-January.
|Wed Mar 4||12:20||Udrih (illness) questionable to play Wednesday against Rockets||Beno Udrih||PG||Kings||Buchanalia|
Udrih (illness) is questionable to play Wednesday against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Udrih missed Tuesday's game and his status is in question for the second game of the back-to-back set. His absence enabled Nick Calathes to pick up a few extra minutes Tuesday, and that will be the case again if Udrih is ultimately held out.
|Wed Mar 4||12:17||Randolph (illness) listed as questionable for Wednesday's game a...||Zach Randolph||PF||Grizzlies||Team Lorin|
Randolph (illness) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Randolph, who missed Tuesday's game, is still battling the illness, and a decision on his status likely won't come until the team's training staff has a chance to evaluate him prior to pregame warmups. Kosta Koufos entered the starting lineup in Randolph's place Tuesday, and he'll likley make another start if Randolph is ultimately held out.
|Wed Mar 4||12:13||Russell Westbrook: (Face) Will Play Wednesday||Russell Westbrook||PG||Thunder||The Sith Lords|
Westbrook (face) will play Wednesday against the 76ers, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
As expected, Westbrook will return after missing only one game with a fracture to his cheekbone. He'll wear a protective mask - unfortunately, coach Scott Brooks said it will be clear - and is not expected to be limited in terms of a minutes load. Westbrook has recorded a triple-double in each of his last three games and has at least 10 assists in his last six contests.
|Wed Mar 4||11:31||Ridnour (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday||Luke Ridnour||PG||Bucks||Free Agent|
Ridnour (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.
The Magic haven't said much about Ridnour's condition, but it seems quite possible he could sit out Wednesday's game against the Suns. If that's the case, Elfrid Payton could pick up a few extra minutes, though Ridnour hasn't played a significant role this season.
|Wed Mar 4||11:16||Dragic (back) will start Wednesday's game against Lakers||Goran Dragic||PG||Suns||Free Agent|
Dragic (back) will start Wednesday's game against the Lakers, Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Dragic has been battling a minor back injury since the weekend, but he played through it Monday and will do the same Monday after being limited in Tuesday's practice. Tyler Johnson, who scored a career-high 26 points Monday, was also considered questionable to play Wednesday, but he's been given the green light as well.
|Wed Mar 4||10:56||Green recorded six points (3-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt), six rebounds, four...||Jeff Green||PF||Thunder||The Schellackers|
Green recorded six points (3-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt), six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes during the Grizzlies' 93-82 loss versus the Jazz on Tuesday.
In 22 games with the Grizzlies Green has averaged 11.7 points (39.2 FG, 31.3 3Pt, 83.1 FT), 4.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks in 29 minutes per game. During the last five games he's especially struggled, averaging 9.6 points (33.3 FG, 40.0 3Pt, 82.4 FT), 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.8 blocks in 29 minutes per game. He's still getting quality minutes, but the career 43.9 percent field-goal shooter will have to pick it up if he's going to make a return to fantasy relevance. The Grizzlies are back in action on Wednesday versus the Rockets.
|Wed Mar 4||09:02||Koufos started Tuesday's game against Jazz with Zach Randolph (i...||Kosta Koufos||C||Jazz||Free Agent|
Koufos started Tuesday's game against the Jazz with Zach Randolph (illness) out, and grabbed 10 rebounds but only scored six points (3-10 FG, 0-2 FT) in 34 minutes.
Randolph will likely be back in a game or two, which will cut down on Koufos's minutes. In 56 games off the bench this season, he's averaging just five points, five rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 16.1 minutes.
|Wed Mar 4||08:43||Gortat grabbed double-digit rebounds for sixth straight game Tue...||Marcin Gortat||C||Magic||Free Agent|
Gortat grabbed double-digit rebounds for the sixth straight game Tuesday, logging 33 minutes in a loss to the Bulls and scoring 12 points (6-9 FG), grabbing 12 boards and blocking two shots.
While Gortat's scoring hasn't been all that consistent as of late, but he averaged 10.5 rebounds per game in February, even though he rarely played in the fourth quarter of games.
|Wed Mar 4||08:38||Brewer started Tuesday's game with James Harden (suspension) out...||Corey Brewer||SG/SF||Timberwolves||The Schellackers|
Brewer started Tuesday's game with James Harden (suspension) out, but shot just 4-of-14 from the floor and finished the game with eight points, three rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes.
Brewer has now been limited to single-digit points in three straight games. Since being traded to the Rockets, he's averaging 11.9 points, 1.8 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 24.4 minutes per game.
|Wed Mar 4||08:33||Horford (rest) returned to starting lineup Tuesday after sitting...||Al Horford||C||Hawks||Back in the Saddle|
Horford (rest) returned to the starting lineup Tuesday after sitting out a game and scored 18 points (9-14 FG) in 36 minutes while grabbing eight boards and blocking three shots.
The Hawks have been going with a Spurs-like rest system this year, so it wouldn't be unusual to see Horford sit out a few more games this year. He's now scored double-digit points in four straight games and has eight or more rebounds in five straight.