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Blake Griffin (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday’s Game 2 against the Bucks. (Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Griffin, who was game-time decision heading into Wednesday’s game, has been ruled out. He is now missed the past three games due to a left knee sprain. Thon Maker will most likely replace Griffin in the starting lineup.


Al Horford (illness) is available to play in Wednesday’s Game 2 against the Pacers. (Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Horford, who was questionable coming into Wednesday’s game, is available to play. He should start and see his normal workload.


Paul George will start and play in Game 2 on Tuesday versus the Blazers despite a sore shoulder. (Source: Royce Young on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: George wasn't himself in Game 1 and the Blazers took advantage of it stealing Game 1. George will look to bounce back but remains a risky DFS option at his price tag.


Michael Carter-Williams is good to go for Game 2 despite an elbow to the face in Game 1. (Source: John Denton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: MCW should be in line for 15-20 minutes behind DJ Augustin. He's a punt play in DFS lineups on Tuesday.


DeMarcus Cousins suffered a torn left quad in Game 2 against the Clippers effectively ending his first season with the Warriors. With Cousins out, Andrew Bogut and Kevon Looney will be asked to fill in the rest of the postseason. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's yet another terrible injury for Cousins who was limited over the first few months of the season after a torn Achilles last season. Now a quad injury which causes him to miss more time and it could be a one-and-done for him in Golden State. Bogut is the better DFS option with Draymond Green the main benefactor.


Nikola Mirotic is expected to play in Game 1 against the Detroit Pistons as he returns from a fractured thumb. (Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Mirotic back, Ersan Ilyasova and Pau Gasol figure to take a hit in value and minutes. Mirotic is a risky DFS option in this series until we see he's healthy and a factor for the Bucks.


Wesley Matthews will start and play in Game 1 against the Celtics despite a toe injury which caused him to miss sometime down the stretch. (Source: Scott Agnes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Victor Oladipo done for the season, Matthews is a key piece to the Pacers playoff run. Matthews is a solid DFS option and gets a boost with Tyreke Evans wearing a knee brace and could be limited in minutes.


Myles Turner will start and play on Sunday in Game 1 versus the Boston Celtics despite a troublesome ankle. (Source: Scott Agnes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Domantas Sabonis will kick to the second unit and assume his usual role behind Turner. Thaddeus Young, Wes Matthews, Darren Collison, and Bogan Bogdanovic will start with Turner in Game 1.


Marcus Smart has been ruled out for at least four weeks and as many as six weeks due to a partial avulsion of his left oblique abdominal muscle off of his iliac crest. With Smart out, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, and Terry Rozier will be asked to step up. (Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's a tough loss for the Celtics as Smart is one of their better role players off the bench but Brown, Hayward, Rozier, Marcus Morris, and Jayson Tatum get a boost.


Svi Mykhailiuk underwent surgery Wednesday to address his left index finger injury. (Source: Rod Beard on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mykhailiuk is out for the NBA playoffs, and after rehab, should be ready for a full off-season of basketball activities. He finished with 3.2 points, 0.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.3 steals, and 10.5 minutes in 42 games this season.


Jonathan Isaac (concussion) will play in Game 1 Saturday against the Toronto Raptors. (Source: John Denton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Isaac takes only a little value from Aaron Gordon but Isaac presents a tough matchup for Pascal Siakam because of his defensive prowess. Isaac is only a punt play in DFS.


Allonzo Trier (calf) will not play in Wednesday's game vs the Pistons. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Trier hasn't played since March 18 so this is no surprise. He ends the year averaging 10.9 points with a 44.8 FG%, 3.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 22.8 minutes per game across 64 games (3 starts).


Josh Richardson will sit out the last game of the season against the Nets on Wednesday night. (Source: Miami Heat Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Not too much of a surprise here, especially since the Heat are now eliminated from the playoffs. Though some small injuries throughout the year, Richardson had a career year while playing in 73 games. He had career high's in points (16.6), assists (4.1), and rebounds (3.6) (ESPN Stats). He has a bright future and big role to play for the Miami Heat, who should be expecting a roster changes, with some unproductively large contracts in Whiteside, Dragic, and Anderson, to name a few.


Kyle Lowry will get the night off on Tuesday versus the Wolves. Freddie VanVleet will start in his place with Jeremy Lin picking up minutes. (Source: Ryan Wolstot on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Lowry out, Kawhi Leonard will lead the offense with VanVleet, Marc Gasol, and Pascal Siakam solid options on Tuesday against the KAT-less Wolves.


Klay Thompson will also miss Tuesday's game versus the Pelicans due to a knee injury. Kevin Durant (flu), Andre Iguodala (knee), and Andrew Bogut (rest) are also out leaving Alfonzo McKinnie and Damion Lee are starting options. (Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McKinnie, Lee, and Quinn Cook will be at least DFS worthy with a few Warriors players out against the tanking Pelicans. Curry, Cousins, and Green will lead the way on Tuesday.


Anthony Davis has been ruled out for the regular season finale on Tuesday against the Warriors, effectively ending his season. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Davis was a major disappointment this season due to all the trade rumors and injuries along the way. Those owners, like myself, who drafted him at #1 had a hard time this season. Davis owners next season require an offseason trade in order to avoid this nightmare again next season.


Karl Anthony-Town will miss Tuesday's game versus the Toronto Raptors due to a left knee injury. With KAT out, Gorgui Dieng will start in his place. (Source: Jace Frederick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With KAT out, Dieng should be a popular DFS option in this one despite the matchup with Marc Gasol. Taj Gibson is also out so Dario Saric and Andrew Wiggins get a boost as well.


Jabari Parker will not play in the regular season finale for the Wizards on Tuesday due to a left knee injury. Troy Brown, Jeff Green, and Bobby Portis will pick up more minutes. (Source: Chase Hughes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Parker played better in Washington so hopefully, he will remain there and be a solid late-round flier in re-draft leagues next season.


Paul Millsap will play on Tuesday against the Utah Jazz. Trey Lyles and Juan Hernangomez will see a downtick in minutes with Millsap back in the starting five. (Source: Katy Winge on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Despite the tough matchup, Millsap is still a solid option in DFS against the Jazz. Hernangomez and Lyles are pushed to punt play territory will Millsap back.


Emmanuel Mudiay has been shut down for the final two games of the season. (Source: Steve Popper on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This comes as no surprise as Mudiay was already announced to miss tonights game. Mario Hezonja will get the start. Mudiay ends his year averaging 14.8 points, 3.9 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 0.7 steals, and 27.2 minutes per game. He played in 59 games, starting 42 times.