Spin: It will be the first time since Burks was in his "teens" that the shoulder will be at full strength. The shoulder has been a concern since before Utah originally drafted him. "I had a really bad shoulder," he said. Burks added that he couldn't lift his arm over his shoulder, and he admitted that he wasn't healthy all season. Burks is uncertain if he'll be ready for training camp, but the good news is he should be at full strength whenever recovered.
Spin: McRoberts remains without a timetable to return, but this is a good sign and he is said to be progressing well from knee surgery. There is no guarantee that we will see McRoberts back on the court this season and the Heat will likely proceed with caution, so there is no need to own him outside of the deepest of leagues. As always, we will provide an update on his status when we know more.
Spin: Despite recent reports saying that George was close to a return, the daily injury report is saying otherwise. There's still a chance that he'll return to the court before the end of the regular season, but the opportunities are dwindling and fantasy owners in standard leagues would be wise to move on from George.
Spin: He has been out since last week and the Blazers were able to get Joel Freeland some minutes. Kaman will likely be close to 15-20 minutes and is only an option in very deep leagues on a 13-game night.
Spin: Heat coach Erik Spoelstra hinted that he'll go with the same starting lineup from Wednesday which featured Goran Dragic, Mario Chalmers, Luol Deng, Henry Walker, and Udonis Haslem. Chalmers will see a boost in value as a starter, and he'll have a favorable matchup against the Hawks, so he's someone to consider in daily leagues.
Spin: With Neal unavailable, the Wolves will again be forced to give heavy minutes to Andrew Wiggins, Chase Budinger, and Lorenzo Brown. With no clear return date in site, Neal belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Spin: Whiteside's injury couldn't have come at a worse time for fantasy owners battling their way through the playoffs, and there's currently no clear timetable for his return. We'll be considering him on the doubtful side of questionable for Sunday's game vs. Detroit, and if he's again unable to go, it'll be Chris Andersen (calf) and Udonis Haslem picking up the slack for a Miami frontcourt that has been decimated by injuries. Stay tuned.
Spin: We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but with Beverley set to miss at least the next week of action, he belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni will man the point guard position in his absence, but neither guy is really capable of doing enough on the stat sheet to be considered a viable option in standard leagues.
Spin: This runs contrary to Andersen's comments that he thought he'd be able to play tonight, so we'll be watching this story closely. If Birdman is unable to go, it will leave Udonis Haslem as the only healthy big on the roster, and he'll more than likely be forced into heavy minutes. Haslem double-doubled through 38 minutes of action during his last outing, so he'll be worth a look as a low-end, plug-and-play option in daily leagues if Andersen is forced to sit. Stay tuned.
Spin: Beal said it's possible that he plays tonight, but he wants to go through pre-game warmups before making an official decision. It sounds like Beal may be headed for the dreaded game-time decision, so owners will need to check back for an update on his status closer to tip-off. If he sits, Rasual Butler, Otto Porter, and Martell Webster would split his minutes. Stay tuned.
Spin: An MRI on Young's left knee revealed a strain, so the Nets can breathe a sigh of relief as this one looked worse. Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Johnson, Mason Plumlee, and Cory Jefferson will get the biggest fantasy boost while Young is out for Friday and likely Sunday.
Spin: We'll be considering Barea questionable for that one, and it'll be Devin Harris as the primary beneficiary for however long Barea is out. Harris is averaging 8.9 points, 2.1 assists, and 1.1 three-pointers through the month of March, so he can be viewed as a low-end option in deep leagues.
Spin: Lowry has said that he won't rush a return, but the Raptors have not given any clear timeline on when he might be able to return to action. While he's out, Greivis Vasquez will continue to start at point guard, with Lou Williams and DeMar DeRozan being tasked with some more responsibilities on offense. We'll be considering him questionable for Monday's game vs. the Rockets, stay tuned.
Spin: He needed two games out of the lineup and should be ready to roll tonight. With Rodney Hood out, there should be more opportunity for Hayward to produce at a high level. Expect less output from Joe Ingles and Trey Burke tonight.
Spin: He's technically listed as questionable for tonight, but this update suggests he's not going to play. With Martin out, Andrew Wiggins has been playing a ton of minutes while Lorenzo Brown is also getting minutes in the 30s. Chase Budinger also benefits as the best floor-spacing guy on the team. Martin can be dropped in most formats.
Spin: It's a road game, so it's very likely Garnett will be wearing a suit on Friday. Expect Gorgui Dieng to get all the run he can handle, with Adreian Payne seeing his minutes in the 20s. Garnett belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Spin: If Rubio is again unavailable, it would be his fifth consecutive game on the sidelines, and Zach LaVine would draw yet another start. LaVine has been excellent over the past four games, averaging 19.0 points, 4.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 three-pointers and 4.8 turnovers per game, so he's worth a look in all standard leagues if you can live with the turnovers.
Spin: He doesn't have a timetable to return and could miss the rest of the regular season. With Dwight Howard already back and ready to play tonight, Jones seems like a player almost all fantasy owners should cut at this time. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will play more with Dwight having a minutes limit.
Spin: It would be easier if the Timberwolves would just go ahead and announce that Pek will be shutdown for the season, but until that happens, we'll continue to post updates stating that he's out and belongs on the waiver wire. Justin Hamilton (migraines) returned to action on Wednesday, but only managed to log nine minutes off the bench. However, he was playing very well for Minnesota before going down, so if you have some dead weight on your roster, it makes sense to take a flier on Hamilton with the hopes he'll soon get a decent amount of minutes playing for a Minnesota team that has been devastated by injuries.
Spin: "Well, I don't know about that," Van Gundy said when asked about a shutdown. "It all depends on how he is. I've never really shut anyone down. If he's ready to play, he's healthy and he gets clearance ? if he's healthy, mentally, to play, we'd play him." SVG added the team is "nowhere near" the point of playing him yet, so Monroe is likely out through the weekend. He's a cut candidate in several formats. Anthony Tolliver will start in his place while several other Pistons will get more scoring chances.
Spin: According to the earlier timetable, the earliest Ibaka would have returned would be on the regular season finale. With the new timetable, he's still looking at a best-case scenario playing on Apr. 10 for the last four games of the season. OKC said they were going to be very careful with Kevin Durant (foot), so one would think they'd do the same with Ibaka. He can remain on the wire in almost all leagues.
Spin: Initial reports had him out for 4-6 weeks, so this timetable is an improvement. However, that timeline still essentially ends Scott's fantasy season, and he can be dropped in all leagues at this point. Elton Brand and Pero Antic will pick up Scott's reserve minutes, but they won't do enough to matter in standard leagues.
Spin: Temple has been out since March 9, and he remains without a clear timetable to return. With season averages of just 3.9 points on 40.0 percent shooting from the field, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Spin: Knight has missed the past seven games, so if he is able to go, he'll likely have his minutes held in check, as his conditioning is likely not where it needs to be. Owners will need to check back for another update closer to tip-off, but with 13 games being played tonight, Knight is not necessarily a must-start guy in standard leagues. Stay tuned.
Spin: Players tend to be overly optimistic when discussing their injuries, so we wouldn't read too much into this. Crawford is not currently traveling with the team on their road trip, and with no clear return date in site, he belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. J.J. Redick and Matt Barnes will continue to log heavy minutes in his absence.
Spin: He had platelet rich plasma treatment and will take the offseason to recover. Calderon has been out since Feb. 25 due to a strain in his Achilles and should be fine for next season. The Knicks have his contract for the next two seasons at around $7.5 million per season.
Spin: He does not need surgery, but it sounds like he won't be back this season. Young has been out since Feb. 22 and the Lakers have used more of Jordan Clarkson, Jeremy Lin and Wayne Ellington to step up.
Spin: Fournier has been sidelined since Feb. 25, and remains without a clear timetable to return. With the Orlando backcourt banged up, Victor Oladipo will continue to log heavy minutes for the Magic. Fournier belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Spin: Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden will continue to split Humphries reserve minutes, but neither guy is worth owning in standard leagues. With no clear return date in site for Humphries, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Spin: Rose has been doing some non-contact work for a little over a week now, and he's been making steady progress without experiencing any setbacks, which is welcome news for a guy who has spent much of the past three years on the sidelines. It appears he's going to make it back in time for the playoffs, but his fantasy season is essentially kaput, and he belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all re-draft leagues.
Ronnie Price had right elbow surgery to remove bone spurs and will be out for 6-8 weeks.
Spin: He is out for the season. Price has been dealing with his nagging elbow injury since at least Jan. 14, but he should be ready for next year. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this coming summer.
Spin: Scott Brooks downplayed Durant's absence from Thursday's practice, saying that soreness in his foot is to be expected, but this news doesn't bode well for KD's chances of suiting up for Friday's game vs. Atlanta. Foot injuries are very tricky, and Brooks described Durant's rehab as "peaks and valleys," so we'll be considering him on the doubtful side of questionable for Friday's game. Owners can expect to get another update following Friday morning's shootaround.
Spin: He is still out for the season, but getting in some sort of activity bodes well for his offseason. With Sullinger out, it's been Tyler Zeller stepping up the most with Kelly Olynyk and Brandon Bass having good games here and there.
News: Bosh of the Miami Heat will be evaluated by team doctors later this month and is on schedule to resume ''full basketball activities'' in September. The team made the announcement Monday night, just before Bosh was scheduled to meet with reporters and discuss how he's recovering from having blood clots on one of his lungs.
Spin: The Heat say Bosh may begin exercising later this month, ''with plans to start strength training next month.'' Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says the team has been looking forward to seeing the All-Star forward, noting ''how fortunate, how privileged we are, to be involved in this game.''
Spin: Carmelo's initial timetable was set at 4-6 months in February, so it sounds like Phil is hopeful Melo will be able to meet the early end of that timetable. We'll continue to track Carmelo's progress every step of the way, and although it's early, all signs are pointing towards Anthony being ready to go by next season.
Spin: "During the Dallas game this past year, that's when I really pulled something and the specialist said that I had torn something," Collison said. "And then ... he realized that I have been damaging this for like a very, very long time even going back to my Indiana days." The Kings won't try to rush Collison back this season but he should be fine for the start of the 2015-16 campaign. In his absence, Ray McCallum will continue to start with Andre Miller backing him up.
Spin: This is a small step in what will be a long recovery for Jennings. Hopefully he's ready to go by next year's training camp, and we'll continue to track his progress closely. If Detroit is able to retain Reggie Jackson this offseason, it'll be interesting to see if he and Jennings can play together.
Spin: He obviously won't play again this season, but this is fantastic news and hopefully this means we will see him back out on the court soon. Teletovic is flying home to New York on Wednesday, and we will continue to track his progress every step of the way. Expect Cory Jefferson, Bojan Bogdanovic and Brook Lopez to see some extra minutes for the foreseeable future.
Spin: Bryant added that he "could" play beyond the 2015-16 season, but right now the future Hall-of-Famer expects it to be his last. He could begin running in 10 days and should be healthy for the start of next season, though his age and recent injury history will make him a very risky option on draft day.