NBA News

Deyonta Davis    F/C  Grizzlies



Deyonta Davis and Jarell Martin are starting against the Heat on Saturday. Marc Gasol is presumably getting the night off tonight and there will be more minutes going to the young guys going forward. Gasol isn't likely to be shut down, so Davis may only be a spot-start option tonight.


Feb 24 - 6:49 PM

Marc Gasol    C  Grizzlies



Marc Gasol is not starting on Saturday night against the Heat. It'll be Deyonta Davis taking over as the starting center. Presumably, Gasol is getting the night off on a back-to-back set, which isn't a big surprise. There will be more rest for Gasol going forward, but hopefully it's only on B2Bs with their next one coming on Mar. 2-3.


Feb 24 - 6:48 PM

Jarell Martin    F  Grizzlies



Jarell Martin is likely going to start for Tyreke Evans (rib) on Saturday against the Heat. The Grizzlies may want to open up more minutes at the four for guys like Ivan Rabb, so they'll slide Martin up a spot. Martin is more of a 16-team add as he adjusts to a new role. To be clear, he has played small forward at times this season.


Feb 24 - 6:34 PM

Tyreke Evans    G/F  Grizzlies



Tyreke Evans (right rib) will have an MRI on Sunday. Coach J.B. Bickerstaff says he's feeling pretty good on Saturday, but the team did rule him out early. Plus, the Grizzlies are putting emphasis on their young guys, so this all suggests Evans is going to miss more time. Andrew Harrison is a strong pickup while Mario Chalmers also benefits.


Feb 24 - 6:19 PM

Shane Larkin    G  Celtics



Shane Larkin (knee) is available to play against the Knicks on Saturday. He is going to be capped at 10-12 minutes, and it's possible he doesn't even play at all. With Terry Rozier playing well, it's hard to see Larkin getting decent minutes even when he's 100 percent.


Feb 24 - 6:10 PM

Daniel Theis    F  Celtics



Daniel Theis will start against the Knicks on Saturday. He just dropped a 19-point game on Friday and coach Brad Stevens will ride the hot hand. He'll likely be going against Enes Kanter early, so Theis may actually be in a good position to produce in a spot start. He's more of a stream or a guy to use in DFS.


Feb 24 - 6:06 PM

Aron Baynes    C  Celtics



Aron Baynes (elbow) will not play against the Knicks on Saturday and Daniel Theis will start. He will be re-evaluated on Sunday after his injury on Friday. With Baynes out, coach Brad Stevens will be looking at Daniel Theis, Greg Monroe, Marcus Morris, Jayson Tatum and really anyone to fill the void. Theis is coming in hot off a career night and he is going to start, so he's probably the guy to use in DFS.


Feb 24 - 6:05 PM

Kelly Olynyk    F/C  Heat



Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) is out again Saturday against the Grizzlies. He was questionable to play today, but he still gets ruled out well before tip time. The Heat will play their next game on Tuesday, so Olynyk should have a very good chance to play in that one. We'll see more Hassan Whiteside, Bam Adebayo and James Johnson up front.


Feb 24 - 5:52 PM

Torrey Craig    F  Nuggets



Torrey Craig (hamstring) is out for Sunday night against the Rockets. The Nuggets aren't revealing much here and they have yet to guarantee his deal for the season.


Feb 24 - 5:42 PM

Jimmy Butler    G/F  Timberwolves



Jimmy Butler (knee) has a meniscus tear in his right knee and is determining treatment options, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports. That makes the recent official report from the team of an "injury" a little worse. Butler and the Wolves will need to figure out the best treatment plan, which can vary from anywhere from three weeks to the rest of the season and playoffs. Butler's fantasy owners probably shouldn't be expecting him to return before April, so this is a really tough blow for those headed to the fantasy playoffs. Most of his owners may want to hold on until the surgery plan is revealed, which should be in the coming days. Although, if you need games now, cutting him is obviously an option. Nemanja Bjelica should be picked up in 12-team leagues.


Feb 24 - 5:36 PM