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 is traveling with the Heat to work with the team's training staff, but it doesn't sound like he's close to resuming on-court work. A return during the playoffs is feasible but fantasy owners can't expect any production in Miami's final nine regular-season games.
News: George is still hopeful he can make a return to the Indiana Pacers lineup this season.
Spin: The two-time All-Star forward said after practice on Saturday that he feels like he has passed all of the tests to play, but is still waiting for clearance from the team's medical staff before he makes his season debut. George hasn't played in a game since he suffered gruesome broken right leg in a USA Basketball scrimmage last summer.
Jason Richardson was rested on Sunday, the first game of a back-to-back set.
Spin: Philly hosts the Lakers on Monday in a cross-conference battle of cellar-dwellers, and we expect J-Rich to return to the lineup and play his usual 15-20 minutes. His fantasy value is restricted to a handful of 3-pointers.
Spin: He didn't play on Saturday and we're unlikely to get another update until Monday's shootaround -- owners should at least prepare for a possible DNP, as back spasms are a particularly fickle injury. Trevor Booker would gain the most if Favors can't suit up, with more minutes also available for Rudy Gobert and Jeremy Evans.
Spin: Despite being healthy, Boozer has spent the past three games on the sidelines as the Lakers try to improve their odds in the draft lottery. There's a chance he returns to the lineup on Monday vs. the 76ers, but at this point in the fantasy season, Boozer belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Richard Jefferson started in place of Monta Ellis (calf) on Sunday vs. the Pacers, but he ended up playing just 16 minutes and finished with four points with two assists.
Spin: He did get into some early foul trouble, but Jefferson didn't have it going tonight and shot just 2-of-6 from the field. Ellis doesn't have a timetable to return, so Jefferson may have another chance to start vs. the Thunder on Wednesday. He averaged 10.5 points, 5.5 boards and 1.8 3-pointers in 11 previous starts this season, so owners in deeper leagues should probably give him another chance.
Spin: The Heat will be forced to go very small with Hassan Whiteside (hand) also unavailable, so Andre Drummond should have a field day. Expect Udonis Haslem to start at C with Michael Beasley at PF, with frontcourt help coming primarily from Luol Deng and Henry Walker.
Spin: He was expected to be a game-time decision but Miami ruled him out two hours before tip-off, so presumably his hand remains swollen and painful. The risk of re-tearing the stitches is an even greater concern, and owners will simply have to hope that Whiteside can suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs. Chris Andersen (calf) is also sidelined on Sunday, so expect heavy minutes for Udonis Haslem and Michael Beasley.
Spin: He is not close to a return and is a good bet to not play again this season. Neal has been out for three games due to an ankle sprain and is not worth owning in standard leagues. The Wolves will likely have a tight backcourt rotation again with Zach LaVine and Lorenzo Brown as the only true guards.
Spin: While an official decision has not been made on Beverley, this is the first time McHale has spoken with this degree of pessimism, so things really aren't looking good at all for Beverley. Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni will continue to man the point guard position in his absence, but neither guy is deserving of a roster spot in standard 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: The Mavericks desperately could have used Barea tonight with Monta Ellis (calf) out of commission, but instead they will have to lean on Rajon Rondo, Devin Harris, Richard Jefferson and Raymond Felton. This will be Barea's fourth consecutive game on the sidelines, and considering he is still experiencing soreness in his ankle, the Mavericks won't be in a hurry to rush him back.
Spin: Martin is targeting a return next week but he remains iffy to play in Monday's game vs. the Jazz, and cautious owners may want to hedge their bets in weekly leagues. The Wolves got a few healthy bodies back into the lineup with Anthony Bennett and Robbie Hummel returning on Sunday, but they'll still lean heavily on sixth-man Chase Budinger.
Spin: Rubio has missed eight of the last nine games for the Wolves, so there are certainly no guarantees here. The Wolves are playing for ping pong balls and have no incentive to play Rubio at less than 100 percent, so there is no need for owners to overreact. If Rubio does return he will likely have a minutes limit, so his upside will be capped. Zach LaVine's value would take a hit if Rubio returns, but his owners should stand pat for now.
Spin: Garnett has reportedly been sick for the past four days, and unable to eat, so he'll remain on the sidelines for Sunday's game. With Garnett unavailable, Gorgui Dieng will continue to get all the run he can handle, while Andreian Payne will see his minutes in the 20s. Anthony Bennett will return to action today, so he'll also have the opportunity to get into the rotation, although his minutes will likely be very limited after spending the past month on the sidelines.
Spin: If the progress continues, Jones could resume on-court activity as soon as Tuesday. This is great news to hear on Jones after suffering a very scary partially collapsed lung. Fantasy owners can probably keep him on the wire unless you have the luxury of stashing players right now.
Greg Monroe (knee) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Heat.
Spin: The Pistons are considering shutting Monroe down for the season so this shouldn't take any owners by surprise. With the playoffs out of reach and only nine games remaining after Sunday, there isn't much incentive for Monroe to play at less than 100 percent. Owners fighting for their fantasy playoff lives should move on to a healthy alternative.
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: He's currently in the second week of his 2-4 week timetable, so he's inching his way closer to a return. However, with season averages of just 7.5 points and 1.0 three-pointer per game, it's safe to leave Scott on the wire in all leagues.
Spin: Temple still isn't practicing and he is probably looking at some additional time on the sidelines. He wasn't a fantasy asset even when he was healthy, so he belongs on the waiver wire in just about all leagues.
Spin: That tentative return date would have Crawford missing at least the next five games, ruling him out for all of this week, so he can safely remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. J.J. Redick and Matt Barnes remain the primary beneficiaries with Crawford out.
Spin: While Jose would not rule out the possibility of him making a return this season, he admitted that he doesn't like his chances. There's really no reason for Calderon to risk a setback playing for the worst team in basketball, so we don't expect to see him back on the floor this season. He belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Spin: Fournier has been out since Feb. 25, and he has no business being owned in any leagues at this point in the fantasy season. Victor Oladipo will continue to get all the run he can handle with Fournier on the shelf.
Spin: He hasn't played since Feb. 26 and he remains without a timetable to return. Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden will continue to see a few extra minutes off the bench, but both players are not options in standard leagues. Humphries can be dropped everywhere until he is cleared to play.
Spin: This practically rules him out for the rest of the week, and head coach Byron Scott also said that Young would need at least another week of conditioning after that. There is a good chance that Young doesn't play again this season, and the Lakers have no reason to jeopardize his health. Leave Young on the wire.
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: 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.
Kevin Durant (foot) will have season-ending foot surgery and will be held out of basketball activities for 4-6 months.
Spin: He is going to have a bone graft procedure because he is "showing signs of regression," according to the team. This will be his third surgery on his right foot and he's not a complete lock to be ready for training camp. If Durant needs six months to get back to basketball-related activity, he'll be looking at an October return. After five consecutive seasons of being the number one player in fantasy leagues, Durant's fantasy stock has plummeted more than almost anyone could have imagined. We hope we see the 2013-14 KD next season.
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: 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.
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: 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.
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: This is an interesting development, however, Jrue has been sidelined since Jan. 12 and he would more than likely be eased back into the rotation when/if he does eventually return. He still has yet to go through a practice with the team, and given the uncertainty of this situation, it's probably best to leave Jrue on the wire in most leagues.