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Gary Washburn on Twitter is reporting that Robert Williams III has been cleared to return to the Celtics line-up for their match-up tomorrow with the Rockets. Williams will be on a minutes restriction at first. (Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams last game was on December 6th, which is when he injured his hip. In his absence Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter have held down the center duties for the Celtics, with Theis becoming the starter. Look for Williams to be integrated in the line-up at a steady pace at the expense of Kanter’s minutes.

Walker has been out with a knee injury since February 13 and is considered day-to-day right now. The good news is that it is likely he will get back on the court in the next week. (Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Celtics are 9-2 in the absence of Walker and Jayson Tatum has been phenomenal during this run so there is no need for the Celtics to rush Kemba back on the court. Keep checking in to see any updates on Walker's status.

Eric Gordon (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday night's game against the Celtics with a bruised right knee. (Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 12-year vet was held out of Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies due to the injury, but is hopeful to return Saturday versus the Celtics. The Rockets didn't practice today, so there should be a better idea on Gordon's availability after Houston's Saturday morning shoot-around.

Danilo Gallinari will not play in Friday's matchup against the Bucks with left ankle soreness. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Gallinari popped up up on Friday's early injury report as out just hours after leading the team in scoring in Thursday night's win over the Kings. This doesn't seem like anything serious, just a night off for the 31-year-old in the midst of his 11th season. His next chance to suit up will be Tuesday against the Clippers.

Kyle Korver (back) out Friday

Fri, Feb 28th 1:45pm EST
By Dave Kluge

Kyle Korver will not play in Friday's contest against the Thunder. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: This is the sixth straight game that Korver will miss with a sore back. With the Bucks securely holding first place in the Eastern Conference, expect the team to take a conservative approach regarding a return for the 38-year-old sharpshooter as his experience will be necessary for their inevitable playoff run.

Trae Young (illness) will be available to play in tonight’s game vs. the Brooklyn Nets. (Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Young didn’t practice yesterday due to an illness, but it seems he has gotten over that pretty quickly, and will give it a go tonight against Brooklyn. This should be a close, uptempo game between the two teams, so as long as Young isn’t limited by his illness, fantasy owners should expect some nice production from him on his home court.

Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins was a late scratch Thursday night due to upper back spasms and will not play. (Source: Warriors via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The tanking Warriors will continue to be very cautious with injuries as the season winds down. Wiggins should be considered day-to-day and questionable for Saturday's game at Phoenix. SF Eric Paschall will draw the start in place of Wiggins, and there should be more minutes for Marquese Chriss and Jordan Poole as well.

After an evaluation, it has been determined that Joel Embiid has a left shoulder sprain, but no structural damage. He will be re-evaluated in one week. (Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: That’s great news. It could have been much worse, but for now, Embiid will miss at least one week. Tobias Harris stepped up big time in tonight’s game against the Knicks with 34 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. He should continue to have superstar-level usage until Embiid returns to action. Al Horford saw 33 minutes tonight, and should continue to see above average minutes as long as Embiid is out.

Andre Drummond (calf) is listed as out for tomorrow night’s game in New Orleans. (Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Drummond missed Wednesday night’s game against Philadelphia with the same injury. It’s quite possible this injury lingers, but only time will tell. Tristan Thompson got the start on Wednesday night in Drummond’s place and scored 14 points and grabbed 13 boards in 31 minutes. Larry Nance Jr. has also been playing well, and also sees a boost in production with Drummond on the sidelines. Fire up both Thompson and Nance Jr. with confidence tomorrow night and going forward as long as Drummond remains out for the Cavaliers.

Dennis Smith Jr. is experiencing concussion-like symptoms and won’t return to Thursday night’s game against the 76ers. (Source: Steve Popper on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Knicks were already short-handed at the point guard position tonight with Frank Ntilikina sidelined by injury. They’re now down to Elfrid Payton as the only true point guard, so he should rack up a ton of minutes in the 2nd half. The Knicks play again on Saturday, and hopefully DSJ will be able to return to the lineup for that one.

Victor Oladipo (back) will start Thursday’s game against the Trail Blazers. (Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Oladipo (back) has missed the last two games due to a sore back. He is in the starting five and should play in his usual shooting guard role. Fantasy owners can safely insert Oladipo into their lineups. The 27-year old is averaging 10.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 0.5 steals across eight games this season.

Marc Berman on Twitter is reporting that Taj Gibson is expected to be out tonight versus the Sixers due to back spasms. (Source: Marc Berman on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Knicks are inserting Bobby Portis into the starting line-up for Gibson instead of Mitchell Robinson. Gibson status should be updated in the next day or two.

De'Aaron Fox (abdomen) has been ruled out for Thursday’s game against the Thunder. (Source: James Ham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fox (abdomen) picked up the injury in Tuesday’s win against the Warriors, and was ultimately ruled out Thursday. Look for Corey Joseph to start and see an expanded role. Fox’s next chance to return will be Friday’s tilt against the Grizzlies.

Draymond Green will play in Thursday's game against the LA Lakers. Green previously missed two games with a pelvic injury. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Green is active and you can certainly start him in season-long leagues. For DFS, Green is $5800 on FanDuel and is expected to be owned around the 10-percent clip, making him a leverage play for GPP's and tourney's. Avoid him in cash game builds as this game could get ugly quickly. This downgrades Eric Paschall and Juan Toscano-Anderson.

Luka Doncic is listed as questionable for Friday night’s matchup against the Miami Heat with a left thumb sprain. (Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Doncic sustained the injury in Wednesday night’s game against San Antonio. If Doncic can’t play, look for Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. to handle the load offensively for the Mavs. Maxi Kleber could also see a few additional minutes.

Frank Ntilikina (groin) has been ruled out for Thursday’s game against the 76ers. (Source: New York Knicks on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Ntilikina was downgraded doubtful earlier in the afternoon, and was ultimately ruled out. Look for Dennis Smith to draw the start and see an expanded role. Ntilikina is currently day-to-day. His next chance to return will be Saturday against the Bulls.

Wilson Chandler is off the injury report after missing just one game due to personal reasons. He will most likely play in tomorrow night’s game in Atlanta. (Source: Alex Schiffer on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: After a one-game absence, Chandler will return on Friday night. His return likely means fewer minutes for Rodions Kurucs, who played 17 minutes off the bench in Brooklyn’s last game.

Wendell Carter Jr. (ankle) believes there is an "80-90 percent chance" that he will return to the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Knicks. (Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The second-year big man appears close to returning to the lineup after missing the past 22 games due to a sprained right ankle. His presence would push both Cristiano Felicio and Daniel Gafford back to their roles off the bench, however it is possible that Carter faces some sort of minutes restriction after missing so many games. Be sure to check back as we get closer to Saturday's game for an official word on Carter's status.

Otto Porter Jr. (foot) will not play in Saturday's game versus the Knicks. (Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Porter Jr. was able to practice on Thursday, per K.C. Johnson, but still isn't quite ready for game action. His next chance to return will come on Monday night versus the Mavericks.

Luke Kornet will miss the next 6-to-8 weeks due to a foot and ankle injury. (Source: Darnell Mayberry on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kornet is towards the back-half of the bench so his absence will not create too much of a boost for his teammates. The biggest beneficiaries would likely be Thaddeous Young - who is currently the starter with Lauri Markkanen still out with a pelvis injury - Daniel Gafford and possibly Cristiano Felicio. Felicio has only appeared in 19 games this season so we will have to see how him and Gafford will rotate. Gafford will likely be favored of the two. If Young is still out on waivers, he may get enough minutes to warrant temporary ownership in season-long leagues.

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