|Wed Mar 4||19:04||Frye will come off bench Wednesday against Suns||Channing Frye||PF/C||Suns||Buchanalia|
Frye will come off the bench Wednesday against the Suns, Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Dwayne Dedmon, a superior defender, will get the nod at power forward as Frye shifts to the bench. Frye has started the past nine games, but averaged only 7.2 points and 1.9 rebounds while shooting 40 percent from the field over that span.
|Wed Mar 4||19:03||Carter (foot) inactive for Wednesday's game||Vince Carter||SG||Suns||Team Erik|
Carter (foot) is inactive for Wednesday's game, Sports 56 WHBQ's Rob Fischer reports.
Carter is dealing with a left foot tendon injury and will miss yet another game Wednesday. The fact that he was questionable to play suggests that he is making a bit of progress, and could return later this week.
|Wed Mar 4||18:51||Pekovic (ankle) will be available Wednesday against Nuggets||Nikola Pekovic||C||Timberwolves||Free Agent|
Pekovic (ankle) will be available Wednesday against the Nuggets, Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Pekovic said he felt better during Wednesday's shootaround, though he made it clear that he'd need to warm up prior to the game before making a final call on his status. He apparently did that without issue and is expected to return to the starting lineup at center, pushing Gorgui Dieng to the bench.
|Wed Mar 4||18:46||Udrih (illness) will play Wednesday against Rockets||Beno Udrih||PG||Bucks||The Schellackers|
Udrih (illness) will play Wednesday against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Both Udrih and Zach Randolph (illness) will be available Tuesday night, but coach Dave Joerger said he's unsure what type of minutes load each player will see. Expect Udrih to split the backup point guard duties with Nick Calathes.
|Wed Mar 4||18:43||Randolph (illness) will play Wednesday against Rockets||Zach Randolph||PF||Grizzlies||Iavaronis|
Randolph (illness) will play Wednesday against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Randolph missed Tuesday's game due to illness, but after going through shootaround he said he's feeling better and will be available Wednesday. Beno Udrih (illness) will also be available, though coach Dave Joerger said he's unsure how much both players will play.
|Wed Mar 4||18:15||Watson (elbow) will be available Wednesday but his minutes will ...||C.J. Watson||PG||Bulls||Free Agent|
Watson (elbow) will be available Wednesday but his minutes will be limited.
Watson is battling some soreness in his elbow, so coach Frank Vogel said he'll go with Donald Sloan as the primary backup to George Hill. Neither player holds much fantasy value, however.
|Wed Mar 4||18:12||Kyle Lowry: (Rest) Out Again Wednesday||Kyle Lowry||PG||Rockets||Doppelganger|
Lowry (rest) will not play Wednesday against the Cavaliers.
The Raptors continue to rest their starting point guard, who is banged up with a handful of minor injuries, including a potentially dislocated finger. Greivis Vasquez will make another start in Lowry's place, and Lowry should be considered questionable for Friday's game in Charlotte.
|Wed Mar 4||17:49||Mahinmi will get start Wednesday against Knicks||Ian Mahinmi||C||Mavericks||Free Agent|
Mahinmi will get the start Wednesday against the Knicks.
Mahinmi will take over for Roy Hibbert, who is being given the night off by coach Frank Vogel. Lavoy Allen will take over as the primary backup and both he and Mahinmi should see noticeable bumps in minutes.
|Wed Mar 4||17:48||Hibbert (rest) will not play Wednesday against Knicks||Roy Hibbert||C||Pacers||Def Fresh Flow|
Hibbert (rest) will not play Wednesday against the Knicks.
Coach Frank Vogel said he'll give Hibbert the night off in an effort to better manage the big man's minutes. Ian Mahinmi will get the start in Hibbert's place, while Lavoy Allen will serve as the primary backup. Expect to see Hibbert back in the starting five Friday against Chicago.
|Wed Mar 4||17:37||Ridnour (hamstring) will not play Wednesday against Suns||Luke Ridnour||PG||Timberwolves||Iavaronis|
Ridnour (hamstring) will not play Wednesday against the Suns, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
After sitting out Tuesday's practice, Ridnour will remain on the sideline Wednesday as he battles a minor hamstring issue. With Evan Fournier also out, Willie Green and Ben Gordon figure to pick up a few extra minutes off the bench, while Elfrid Payton could also see increased run.
|Wed Mar 4||17:24||Cousins (ankle) considered probable for Wednesday's game against...||DeMarcus Cousins||PF/C||Kings||Def Fresh Flow|
Cousins (ankle) is considered probable for Wednesday's game against San Antonio, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Cousins was also considered probable for Tuesday's matchup with the Knicks, but he played 29 minutes and finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds in the blowout win. Barring a setback, it would be a surprise if Cousins is held out of Wednesday's game.
|Wed Mar 4||15:01||Chandler (hip) probable to play Thursday in Portland||Tyson Chandler||C||Mavericks||Team Erik|
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 Erik|
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||The Schellackers|
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||Iavaronis|
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||The Sith Lords|
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||Grizzlies||Team Erik|
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||Doppelganger|
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||12:55||Pekovic (ankle) remains questionable for Wednesday's game agains...||Nikola Pekovic||C||Timberwolves||Free Agent|
Pekovic (ankle) remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.
Pekovic, who did not play Monday against the Clippers, said his foot/ankle are feeling better, but he won't make a decision on his status until he has a chance to warm up. If he's ultimately held out again, Gorgui Dieng will notch another start in his place.