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Timberwolves' Derrick Rose (ankle) officially available to play on Tuesday

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose (ankle) is available to play Tuesday versus the Philadelphia 76ers.

What It Means:

Rose has missed seven of the last eight games with an ankle injury but is ready to roll on Tuesday night. He is expected to back up Jeff Teague at the point with Tyus Jones seeing fewer minutes against Philly.

Our models have Rose projected for 18.2 points, 4.1 assists, and 28.8 FanDuel points in 27.8 minutes on Tuesday.

Omari Spellman to get another start at center for Atlanta on Tuesday

Atlanta Hawks forward Omari Spellman will remain in the starting lineup Tuesday versus the Oklahoma City Thunder.

What It Means:

Spellman made got the start on Sunday in place of Dewayne Dedmon and went off for 13 points and 4 blocks. With Dedmon out again on Tuesday, Spellman will stick in the starting five with Alex Len backing him up.

Our models have Spellman projected for 25.9 FanDuel points while costing just $3,500 on Tuesday night.

Darren Collison (leg) good to go for Pacers against Phoenix

Indiana Pacers point guard Darren Collison (sore right leg) is active for Tuesday's game against the Phoenix Suns.

What It Means:

There was never much concern. Collison scored 7 points with 5 rebounds, 10 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block on Friday.

numberFire's models expect Collison to score 23.1 FanDuel points on Tuesday, at a cost of $5,600.

Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) out on Tuesday for Atlanta

Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon will not play on Tuesday in the team's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

What It Means:

Dedmon was considered doubtful to play, so this absence comes as no surprise.

In 34 games this season, Dedmon has averaged 9.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 block and 25.6 FanDuel points.

John Collins (ankle) available on Tuesday for Atlanta

Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins will play on Tuesday night in the team's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

What It Means:

Collins tweaked his ankle on Sunday, but he'll be back out there against Oklahoma City.

Our models project Collins for 20.8 points, 12.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 39.8 FanDuel points in 34.7 minutes of action.

Cory Joseph (thigh) available on Tuesday for Indiana

Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph will be available to play on Tuesday in the team's game against the Phoenix Suns.

What It Means:

Joseph is back in the rotation and will be all systems go against the bottom-feeding Suns.

Our models project Joseph for 7.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 19.7 FanDuel points in 24.8 minutes of action.

Taurean Prince (illness) available on Tuesday for Hawks

Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince will play on Tuesday night in the team's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

What It Means:

He may not be full strength due to the illness, but Prince will be out there on the court against the Thunder.

Our models project Prince for 9.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 15.6 FanDuel points in 17.4 minutes of action.

Jeff Teague (ankle) expected to play for Timberwolves Tuesday

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague (left ankle) is expected to play on Tuesday versus the Philadelphia 76ers, head coach Ryan Saunders said.

What It Means:

Teague suffered a minor ankle tweak on Saturday night but it didn't cost him any practice time and there wasn't too much concern. Derrick Rose (ankle) is also expected to play, limiting both player's respective upsides.

numberFire's models project Teague for 26.7 FanDuel points, at a cost of $6,400, on Tuesday.

Source: Dane Moore

Jeremy Lin (illness) not playing for Atlanta Tuesday

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeremy Lin (illness) will not play on Tuesday versus the Oklahoma City Thunder.

What It Means:

Lin was downgraded to doubtful with flu-like symptoms after previously being listed as probable due to a biceps injury. Trae Young will likely see a heavy amount of minutes, while Kevin Huerter and Tyler Dorsey should see a boost off the bench.

Lin is averaging 20.0 FanDuel points through 39 games this season, with 10.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.9 triples per contest.

Myles Turner (shoulder) plans to return for Pacers Tuesday

Indiana Pacers forward/center Myles Turner (shoulder) plans to play on Tuesday versus the Phoenix Suns.

What It Means:

Turner returned to practice on Sunday following a four-game absence, so he should be good to go. Domantas Sabonis will likely return to a role off the bench and there won't be as much need for Kyle O'Quinn in the frontcourt. Turner scored 16 points and pulled down 13 rebounds when the Pacers and Suns squared off in November.

numberFire's models expect Turner to score 30.2 FanDuel points, at a cost of $7,000, on Tuesday.

Jared Dudley (hamstring) ruled out again for Nets versus Rockets

Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Jared Dudley (hamstring) will miss a third consecutive game on Wednesday versus the Houston Rockets.

What It Means:

The Nets ruling Dudley out this far in advance suggests he is facing additional absences. Treveon Graham has started the past two games in Dudley's place.

Dudley is averaging 12.6 FanDuel points in 43 games (25 starts) for the Nets this season.

Source: Ben Nadeau

Allen Crabbe (knee) out on Wednesday for Brooklyn

Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe will not play on Wednesday's game against the Houston Rockets.

What It Means:

Crabbe hasn't played in a long time and it's really not clear when he'll return.

In 28 games this season, Crabbe has averaged 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 16.8 FanDuel points per game.

Source: Ben Nadeau

Nets' Shabazz Napier (hamstring) questionable for Wednesday

Brooklyn Nets point guard Shabazz Napier (hamstring) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Houston Rockets.

What It Means:

D'Angelo Russell, Joe Harris, and Spencer Dinwiddie all took on extra minutes when Napier sat out Monday.

Napier is averaging 16.0 FanDuel points in 16.9 minutes per game this season (33 games).

Source: Ben Nadeau

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (groin) expected to return for Nets Wednesday

Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (groin) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Houston Rockets.

What It Means:

Hollis-Jefferson may be limited in his first game back after being sidelined for all of 2019, an absence stretching seven games. The return may remove Rodions Kurucs from the starting lineup and DeMarre Carroll's playing time could take a hit.

RHJ averaged 22.5 FanDuel points in 34 games (19 starts) before the injury, with 9.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.5 blocks per contest.

Source: Ben Nadeau

Celtics' Kyrie Irving (thigh) not on injury report ahead of Wednesday's game

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving did not appear on the team's injury report on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's game against the Toronto Raptors.

What It Means:

Irving missed the team's blowout loss to the Nets on Monday, but he will be out there in a big matchup with Toronto.

Our models project Irving for 24.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 44.0 FanDuel points in 33.7 minutes of action.

Marcus Smart (illness) questionable for Celtics Wednesday

Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart (illness) is questionable to play on Wednesday versus the Toronto Raptors.

What It Means:

Smart sat out Monday's loss to the Brooklyn Nets with the illness. Jaylen Brown drew the start in his place and scored 22 points in 32.4 minutes. There should be an update on Smart's status after the morning shootaround.

Smart is averaging 22.0 FanDuel points through 42 games (22 starts) this season. numberFire's metrics expect him to record 9.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.5 triples per contest over the remainder of the year.

Aron Baynes (hand) questionable on Wednesday for Boston

Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes is considered questionable to play on Wednesday night in the team's game against the Toronto Raptors.

What It Means:

Baynes reportedly had a checkup on Tuesday that went well, so it appears that he could make his return on Wednesday.

Our models project Baynes for 4.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 10.3 FanDuel points in 11.4 minutes of action.

Corey Brewer signed by Philadelphia, available on Tuesday

Guard/forward Corey Brewer has been signed to a 10-day contract by the Philadelphia 76ers.

What It Means:

He will be available to play immediately in the team's Tuesday game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 76ers have five games over the course of the contract, so this could be an audition for a deal going forward.

In 72 games last year with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers, Brewer averaged 10.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 2.1 steals per game.

Marco Belinelli (knee) questionable on Wednesday for Spurs

San Antonio Spurs guard/forward Marco Belinelli is considered questionable to play on Wednesday night in the team's game against the Dallas Mavericks.

What It Means:

Belinelli missed Monday's blowout loss to the Charlotte Hornets, and now it seems that he could miss yet another game on Wednesday.

Our models project Belinelli for 9.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 16.5 FanDuel points in 22.0 minutes of action.

Rudy Gay (wrist) probable on Wednesday for Spurs

San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay is considered probable to play on Wednesday in the team's game against the Dallas Mavericks.

What It Means:

Gay has missed five straight games for the Spurs, but all signs point to him suiting up on Wednesday barring any unforeseen setbacks in the coming day.

In 35 games this season, Gay has averaged 13.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 rebounds and 28.0 FanDuel points per game.

Eric Gordon (knee) upgraded to questionable for Rockets on Wednesday

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon (knee) is questionable to play on Wednesday versus the Brooklyn Nets.

What It Means:

Gordon has been sidelined since the end of last month. His return will likely take minutes from the likes of Austin Rivers, Danuel House, and Gerald Green.

Gordon was averaging 23.1 FanDuel points in 32 games (18 starts) before the injury, with 15.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 2.6 triples per contest.

Taurean Prince (ankle) upgraded to probable for Hawks Tuesday

Atlanta Hawks small forward Taurean Prince (ankle) has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

What It Means:

Prince was previously considered questionable. He will likely be on a minutes limit again in his second game since returning from a lengthy absence.

numberFire's models project Prince for 15.6 FanDuel points, at a cost of $4,800, on Tuesday.

Mo Bamba (foot) progressing, not expected to return for Magic on Wednesday

Orlando Magic power forward Mo Bamba (foot) is not expected to play on Wednesday versus the Detroit Pistons, head coach Steve Clifford said.

What It Means:

Bamba said he worked out with no limitations on Tuesday and expected to return after sitting out the past three games, but Clifford wants the big man to sit out least one more. Khem Birch will continue to see additional minutes off Orlando’s bench.

Bamba is averaging 17.8 FanDuel points through 39 NBA games, with 6.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per contest.

Kerr: DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) "on track" to play Friday for Warriors

Golden State Warriors forward/center DeMarcus Cousins is on track to play on Friday night in the team's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

What It Means:

Cousins hasn't played since last winter after tearing his Achilles tendon, but it seems as though he may be ready to rejoin the best team in basketball in a few days.

In 48 games last season, Cousins averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.

Lakers' LeBron James (groin) participates in Tuesday shootaround

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James was a participant in the team's morning shootaround on Tuesday.

What It Means:

James appeared limited, but his activity is a good sign to his return nonetheless. There's no definitive timetable for his first game back, but it could be coming soon.

LeBron was averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 50.5 FanDuel points through 34 games before the injury.

Source: Kyle Goon

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