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Al Horford (health and safety protocols) has been cleared to play Thursday for Game 2 against the Miami Heat, according to Chris Haynes. (Source: Chris Haynes)

Fantasy Impact: After being placed in health and safety protocols just one hour before tip, Horford was forced to miss Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Coming into Wednesday, the veteran forward was listed as doubtful, and the expectation was he would be absent, but he has since cleared protocols and will start on Wednesday against the Heat. With Derrick White out of the lineup, both Marcus Smart and Robert Williams banged up, and the Celtics down 1-0 in the series, the return of Horford comes timely for the Celtics. With the veteran back in the lineup, Grant Williams should slide back to the bench, and both he and Payton Pritchard should see a slight decrease in their minutes from Monday's game.

Category: Injury Updates


The Celtics have announced Derrick White has officially been ruled out for Thursday’s Game 2 in Miami according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman. (Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Derrick White will miss Game 2 for the birth of his first child. White left Miami after Game 1 in order to be at the birth. Marcus Smart (foot) is expected to return for Boston after missing Game 1 but White’s absence leaves the same depth hole to fill in the Celtics’ backcourt. Look for Payton Pritchard to see big minutes like he did when Smart was out in the last game. White should return Saturday for Game 3 in Boston.

Category: Injury Updates


Heat G Max Strus is officially questionable for Thursday’s Game 2 against Boston according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman. (Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Max Strus continues to nurse a strained right hamstring but expected to once again play through it in Game 2. Strus played 30 minutes in Game 1 and scored 11 points to go with four rebounds, two assists and two steals in a solid all-around night for fantasy purposes.

Category: Injury Updates


Heat G Gabe Vincent is officially questionable for Thursday’s Game 2 against the Boston Celtics as reported by the South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman. (Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gabe Vincent has spent most of the playoffs carrying the questionable tag but has yet to miss any time. Vincent scored 17 points in 34 minutes starting for Kyle Lowry in Game 1. Lowry (hamstring) has already been ruled out for Game 2 so fantasy managers should expect more of the same from Vincent; starters minutes and production at a reduced price in DFS.

Category: Injury Updates


Heat G Kyle Lowry has officially been ruled out for Thursday’s Game 2 against Boston as reported by the South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman. (Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Kyle Lowry will miss his fourth consecutive contest as he continues to nurse a strained left hamstring. Gabe Vincent (hamstring) will continue to start with Lowry sidelined, as long as he can play himself. Lowry’s next chance to return to action will be Saturday’s Game 3 in Boston.

Category: Injury Updates


Celtics G Marcus Smart is expected to return to the court for Game 2 against Miami Thursday night according to Yahoo Sports' Chris B Haynes. (Source: Yahoo Sports on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Marcus Smart sat out Tuesday's Game 1 with a right mid-foot sprain but appears ready to return for Game 2. Facing an 0-1 series deficit, Boston will surely benefit from the Defensive Player of the Year's return to try and slow down Miami's Jimmy Butler. Payton Pritchard will likely see a decrease in minutes and role with Smart's return. Al Horford (protocols) will remain out so there will still be a team minutes void to fill.

Category: Injury Updates


P.J. Tucker (calf) will be ready to play in Tuesday's playoff contest against the Boston Celtics. (Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tucker has been dealing with a calf strain since before the playoffs have started, and he continues to find himself on the injury report because of it. He has been able to mostly play through it, and he will be able to do so again on Tuesday. The veteran forward has been important to the Heat's success in the playoffs, and he will likely continue to play a big role for the team in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Category: Injury Updates


Caleb Martin (ankle) will be available to play in Tuesday's contest against the Boston Celtics. (Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Martin has been dealing with a left-ankle injury that has left him on the injury report for the majority of the playoffs, but he has been cleared to play and will be good to go for Tuesday. He isn't a major part of Miami's rotation, so his presence shouldn't have a notable impact on the lineup.

Category: Injury Updates


Oklahoma City Thunder F Derrick Favors has opted into his player option for the 2022-23 season which is worth $10.2 million. (Source: Shams Charania on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Thunder will see Favors return for next season on his player option and hopefully it will mean he is able to remain on the court more consistently as he appeared in only 39 games this year. The big man is worth rostering so long as he stays healthy as the Thunder currently lack much depth to challenge him for the centre minutes. Thankfully for managers there is time before next season to make the decision on his draft stock as it is very possible that the team drafts a forward or centre to pair with the strong back court of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey.

Category: Transactions


Boston Celtics F Robert Williams III (knee) has had all his restrictions removed as he will be able to play in Game 1 unrestricted as discussed by head coach Ime Udoka.

Fantasy Impact: Williams was reportedly ready to go for the Celtics in Game 7 against the Bucks but was not played as head coach Ime Udoka mentioned he didn't want to shift his rotation. As of now it doesn't sound like he will be rushed back into things as the team already played it safe in Game 7, but it is uncertain how he will be used in his first game back.

Category: Game Recaps


According to Ohm Youngmisuk, Steven Adams (ankle) is headed to the locker room in Game 6 against the Warriors. (Source: Ohm Youngmisuk)

Fantasy Impact: After going up for a rebound in the second quarter of Friday's Game 6, Memphis center Steven Adams landed awkwardly on his ankle and was helped off the floor and into the locker room. It's unclear the severity at this time and if the veteran will return, he is replaced by Brandon Clarke who has logged nine minutes through two quarters.

Category: Injury Updates


Otto Porter Jr. (foot) is listed as questionable to play in Friday's contest against the Memphis Grizzlies. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Porter is dealing with right-foot soreness that will leave his status for Friday in question. He wasn't able to finish Game 5 because of the injury, but he looks to be getting better and has a shot to play Friday. If he isn't able to go Friday, Kevon Looney and Damion Lee will be in line to see additional minutes in his absence.

Category: Injury Updates


Philadelphia 76ers guard Danny Green has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, per Shams Charania. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Green went down part-way through Thursday's loss to the Miami Heat, and he wasn't able to return to the contest. It has since been revealed that he suffered a torn ACL, and that leaves him with a long road for recovery with him being nearly 35 years old. With the Sixers being eliminated, there isn't any games in the near future he will miss, but his timeline would only allow him to return in 8 - 9 months at the earliest.

Category: Injury Updates


According to Ohm Youngmisuk, Ja Morant (knee) has been ruled out for Game 6 against the Warriors. (Source: Ohm Youngmisuk)

Fantasy Impact: Just a short time ago, the Grizzlies ruled out star PG Ja Morant for the second consecutive game. Head Coach Taylor Jenkins told the media on Wednesday that they won't rush back the superstar and that from what he has heard, Morant will not require surgery on his knee. It remains unknown if he returns in the series, but the Grizzlies are down 3-2 heading into a crucial Game 6 matchup on the Warriors' home court. With the veteran out of the lineup, Tyus Jones will likely start again and Steven Adams will also see an increase in his minutes once again for likely the third consecutive game.

Category: Injury Updates


Tyler Herro (ankle) is listed as questionable to play for Thursday's contest against the Philadelphia 76ers. (Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Herro is dealing with a left-ankle sprain that has landed him on the injury report for the past few weeks, but he has been able to play through it and will look to do so again Thursday. If he is active against the 76ers, he can be expected to see his usual workload in Game 6.

Category: Injury Updates


Boston Celtics F Jayson Tatum chipped in 30 points (11-24 FG, 5-6 FT, 3-10 3P), 13 rebounds, and five assists in a crucial Game 4 victory over the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: With Robert Williams out of the lineup and down 2-1 in the series, the Celtics relied on the backs of Jayson Tatum and Al Horford to lead the team to a victory. The superstar forward went crazy, going for 30 points and 13 rebounds while helping lead the Celtics to a 10-point comeback in the fourth quarter to ultimately bring home the victory for Boston. Despite the emphatic win, Tatum continues to struggle shooting the ball this series while matched up with Giannis Antetokounmpo guarding him, the star is shooting 38.3% from the field while averaging 22.5 points per game. Look for him to turn it around with Boston heading back home for Game 5,

Category: Game Recaps


Dewayne Dedmon is officially considered questionable for Tuesday's Game 5 against Philadelphia as reported by the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman. (Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dewayne Dedmon is one of a couple of players on the crowded Miami injury list who is actually in question of playing. Dedmon missed Game 4 on Sunday dealing with the same non-COVID related illness and is danger missing a second straight playoff contest on Tuesday. If you needed his cheap salary to pay up for studs, make sure to check his status closer to Tuesday's tipoff or just look elsewhere for low cost value at center.

Category: Injury Updates


Golden State Warriors HC Steve Kerr will be absent from the teams bench on Monday after testing positive for COVID-19. (Source: Brett Siegel on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Kerr set to miss Game 4 due to testing positive the team will now look to Mike Brown who is the HC of the Sacramento Kings to man the helm in the meantime. It is uncertain as of now if he will be able to return during the series against the Grizzlies.

Category: Injury Updates


According to Alberton de Roa, Serge Ibaka (illness) has been ruled out Monday vs. the Celtics. (Source: Alberton de Roa)

Fantasy Impact: Ibaka was a late add to the injury report ahead of Monday's Game 4 matchup between the Bucks and the Celtics. The absence has no real impact for the Bucks as the veteran has played just three minutes across the first three games of the series so far.

Category: Injury Updates


Per Ian Begley, Nets guard Seth Curry underwent surgery to repair his ankle on Monday. (Source: Ian Begley)

Fantasy Impact: After joining the Nets mid-season via trade, shortly after setting foot in a Nets uniform, the veteran guard suffered an immediate ankle injury that cost him several games. On Monday, Curry underwent surgery to repair his ankle which cost him 18 games on the season. According to Ian Begley, the team expects the sharpshooter to make a full return to the court in time for next season's training camp.

Category: Injury Updates