Recent NBA Player News

Warriors' Draymond Green (ankle) will not return on Sunday

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (ankle) will not return to Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

What It Means:

Green suffered an ankle injury during the first half of Sunday's game against the Lakers and has been ruled out for the remainder of the contest. Juan Toscano-Anderson started the second half in his place.

Green will finish the game with 6 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, and 1 block in 13 minutes played.

Hornets' Jalen McDaniels starting on Sunday in place of injured Gordon Hayward (hand)

Charlotte Hornets forward Jalen McDaniels is in the starting five for Sunday's game against the Sacramento Kings.

What It Means:

McDaniels moves into the starting lineup on Sunday with Gordon Hayward sidelined with a hand injury. Our models expect him to play 19.7 minutes against the Kings.

McDaniels' Sunday projection includes 7.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists, and 11.6 FanDuel points. His salary is $3,500.

Bismack Biyombo starting for Hornets on Sunday, Cody Martin coming off the bench

Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo is in the starting five for Sunday's game against the Sacramento Kings.

What It Means:

Biyombo moves into the starting lineup on Sunday with Cody Martin moving to the bench. Our models expect him to play 28.7 minutes against the Kings.

Biyombo's Sunday projection includes 7.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 24.5 FanDuel points. His salary is $3,500.

Spurs' Derrick White (health protocols) remains out for Monday

San Antonio Spurs point guard Derrick White (health protocols) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Brooklyn Nets.

What It Means:

White, Rudy Gay, and rookie Devin Vassell will all remain sidelined on Monday due to health and safety protocols. Keldon Johnson (conditioning) has a chance to return and is listed as questionable. This trio's next chance to play will come against the New York Knicks on Tuesday.

White is averaging 11.8 points, 1.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 24.8 FanDuel points per game this season.

Cody Zeller (hip) out for Hornets on Sunday

Charlotte Hornets forward/center Cody Zeller (hip) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Sacramento Kings.

What It Means:

As expected, Zeller has been downgraded from doubtful to out and will remain sidelined with a hip injury. His next chance to play will come against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday.

The Hornets are 3.0-point underdogs against the Kings on Sunday. Their implied team total of 117.25 points is the fourth-highest team total on Sunday's main slate, according to numberFire's DFS Heat Map.

Suns' Jae Crowder coming off the bench on Sunday

Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder is not in the starting five for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

What It Means:

Crowder moves to the bench with Frank Kaminsky rejoining the starting lineup on Sunday. Our models expect Crowder to play 29.5 minutes against Minnesota.

The Suns are 10.5-point favorites against the Timberwolves on Sunday. Their implied team total of 117.75 points is the third-highest team total on Sunday's main slate, according to numberFire's DFS Heat Map.

Hornets' Gordon Hayward (hand) out on Sunday

Charlotte Hornets guard/forward Gordon Hayward (hand) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Sacramento Kings.

What It Means:

As expected, Hayward has been downgraded from doubtful to out and will not play against the Kings on Sunday. His next chance to play will come against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday. Cody Zeller (hip) has also been downgraded to out.

The Hornets are 3.0-point underdogs against the Kings on Sunday. Their implied team total of 117.25 points is the fourth-highest team total on Sunday's main slate, according to numberFire's DFS Heat Map.

Frank Kaminsky starting for Suns on Sunday, Jae Crowder coming off the bench

Phoenix Suns forward/center Frank Kaminsky is in the starting five for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

What It Means:

Kaminsky returns to the starting five on Sunday with Jae Crowder moving to the bench. Our models expect him to play 12.6 minutes against Minnesota.

The Suns are 10.5-point favorites against the Timberwolves on Sunday. Their implied team total of 117.75 points is the third-highest team total on Sunday's main slate, according to numberFire's DFS Heat Map.

Cleveland's Cedi Osman (back) questionable for Monday

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman (back) is questionable for Monday's game against the Houston Rockets.

What It Means:

Osman continues to deal with a back injury and is questionable to face the Rockets on Monday. If he is available, our models expect him to play 19.3 minutes against Houston.

Osman's Monday projection includes 8.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 15.6 FanDuel points. His salary is $5,100.

Pacers' Jeremy Lamb (knee) questionable for Monday

Indiana Pacers guard/forward Jeremy Lamb (knee) is questionable for Monday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

What It Means:

Lamb left Saturday's game with a knee injury and is considered questionable heading into Monday's clash with the 76ers. If he is available, our models expect him to play 23.7 minutes against Philadelphia.

Lamb's Monday projection includes 11.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 20.6 FanDuel points. His salary is $4,300.

James Ennis (calf) out again for Magic on Monday

Orlando Magic guard/forward James Ennis will not play Monday in the team's game against the Dallas Mavericks.

What It Means:

Ennis is dealing with a calf injury, and he missed Saturday's game as a result. He'll now miss Monday's game as well. Look for Dwayne Bacon to get another start on the wing in Ennis' stead.

In 24 games this season, Ennis has averaged 7.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 16.3 minutes of action.

Spurs' Keldon Johnson (conditioning) questionable for Monday

San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson (conditioning) is questionable for Monday's game against the Brooklyn Nets.

What It Means:

Johnson has been upgraded to questionable heading into Monday's clash with the Nets. If he is available to play his first game since February 14th, our models expect him to see 28.7 minutes against Brooklyn.

Johnson's Monday projection includes 13.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 26.0 FanDuel points. His salary is $5,500.

Svi Mykhailiuk starting for Pistons Sunday; Wayne Ellington coming off bench

Detroit Pistons guard Svi Mykhailiuk will start Sunday in the team's game against the New York Knicks.

What It Means:

Mykhailiuk has been coming off the bench all season to this point, but the Pistons are making a change. He'll now enter the starting lineup, and Wayne Ellington will play with the second unit.

Our models project Mykhailiuk for 8.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 15.0 FanDuel points across 19.2 minutes of action.

Pistons' Wayne Ellington coming off the bench on Sunday

Detroit Pistons shooting guard Wayne Ellington is not in the starting five for Sunday's game against the New York Knicks.

What It Means:

Ellington will move to the bench with Svi Mykhailiuk entering the starting five on Sunday. Our models expect Ellington to play 22.1 minutes against New York.

Ellington's Sunday projection includes 10.1 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 15.0 FanDuel points. His salary is $3,900.

Goran Dragic starting for Heat Sunday in place of injured Jimmy Butler

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic is in the lineup Sunday in the team's game against the Atlanta Hawks.

What It Means:

Dragic has been coming off the bench as of late, but Jimmy Butler is sitting due to a knee ailment. As such, a spot has opened up in the starting five, and Dragic will fill it against Trae Young and Co.

Our models project Dragic for 15.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 28.1 FanDuel points across 30.2 minutes of action.

Source: Miami Heat

Suns' Dario Saric (ankle) available on a minutes limit on Sunday

Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric (ankle) is available for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

What It Means:

Saric has been upgraded from questionable to available and will play against Minnesota on Sunday. Our models expect him to play 14.3 minutes against the Timberwolves.

Saric's Sunday projection includes 7.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.9 assists, and 14.2 FanDuel points. His salary is $4,100.

Jae'Sean Tate coming off the bench for Houston on Sunday

Houston Rockets forward Jae'Sean Tate is not in the starting five for Sunday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

What It Means:

Tate will move to the bench with Justin Patton entering the starting five on Sunday. Our models expect Tate to play 31.6 minutes against the Grizzlies.

The Rockets are 3.5-point underdogs against the Grizzlies on Sunday. Their implied team total of 110.25 points is the sixth-lowest team total on Sunday's main slate, according to numberFire's DFS Heat Map.

Rockets' Justin Patton starting on Sunday, Jae'Sean Tate coming off the bench

Houston Rockets center Justin Patton is in the starting five for Sunday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

What It Means:

Patton will get the start on Sunday with Jae'Sean Tate moving to the bench. Our models expect Patton to play 13.1 minutes against Memphis.

Patton's Sunday projection includes 3.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 0.1 assists, and 12.7 FanDuel points. His salary is $3,500.

Eric Gordon starting for Rockets Sunday in place of injured Victor Oladipo

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon will start Sunday in the team's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

What It Means:

Gordon came off the bench last time out, but Victor Oladipo is getting Sunday's game off due to injury management. As such, Gordon will now enter the starting five on the wing alongside Danuel House.

Our models project Gordon for 20.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 30.3 FanDuel points across 31.8 minutes of action.

Desmond Bane starting for Memphis on Sunday in place of injured Grayson Allen (concussion)

Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Desmond Bane is in the starting five for Sunday's game against the Houston Rockets.

What It Means:

Bane enters the starting lineup on Sunday with Grayson Allen sidelined with a concussion. Our models expect Bane to play 23.7 minutes against Houston.

Bane's Sunday projection includes 10.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 18.8 FanDuel points. His salary is $3,500.

Javonte Green starting for Celtics Sunday in place of injured Jaylen Brown

Boston Celtics guard Javonte Green will start Sunday in the team's game against the Washington Wizards.

What It Means:

Green has been coming off the bench as of late, but Jaylen Brown is sitting in this one due to knee soreness. As such, Green will now enter the starting five, starting on the wing alongside Jayson Tatum.

Our models project Green for 4.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 11.2 FanDuel points across 17.1 minutes of action.

Hawks' Trae Young (adductor) available on Sunday

Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young (adductor) will play against the Miami Heat on Sunday.

What It Means:

Young has been upgraded from probable to available and will play against the Heat on Sunday without a minutes limit. Our models expect him to see 35.7 minutes against Miami.

Young's Sunday projection includes 26.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 8.9 assists, and 43.9 FanDuel points. His salary is $9,600.

Knicks' Elfrid Payton (hamstring) out again on Sunday

New York Knicks point guard Elfrid Payton (hamstring) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Detroit Pistons.

What It Means:

Payton will remain sidelined with a hamstring injury on Sunday. His next chance to play will come against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.

The Knicks are 1.0-point favorites over Detroit on Sunday. Their implied team total of 105.5 points is the second-lowest team total on Sunday's main slate, according to numberFire's DFS Heat Map.

Tyler Herro (hip) available to play for Heat on Sunday

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro will play Sunday in the team's game against the Atlanta Hawks.

What It Means:

Herro had missed three straight games due to a hip injury, but he's been cleared by the training staff to suit up against Trae Young and Co. With Jimmy Butler sidelined due to a knee ailment, Herro could enter the starting five.

Our models project Herro for 17.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 30.2 FanDuel points across 33.4 minutes of action.

Miami's Jimmy Butler (knee) ruled out on Sunday

Miami Heat guard/forward Jimmy Butler (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.

What It Means:

Butler has been downgraded from questionable to out and will not play against the Hawks on Sunday. Bam Adebayo (knee) and Tyler Herro (hip) are both available. With Butler out, Goran Dragic could see an increase in usage against Atlanta.

Dragic's Sunday projection includes 14.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 25.6 FanDuel points. His salary is $5,500.

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