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Update: Cavaliers head coach David Blatt says Kyrie Irving will be back Tuesday against Boston.

The shoulder injury will end up costing Irving two games altogether, and he should be just fine when he returns Tuesday. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Bulls say Jimmy Butler is questionable to return to Sunday's game with a left elbow sprain.

With Derrick Rose out, the Bulls cannot afford to lose Butler for any length of time. Tony Snell averaged 13.6 points per game in February, and he would be a must-add in 12-team leagues if Butler's injury is serious. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Kevin McHale said Corey Brewer and Trevor Ariza would have the majority of the covers on LeBron James.

It is cute that anyone thinks it matters who covers LeBron James. Brewer and Ariza are fine defenders, but LeBron should be just fine against them. The good news for fantasy is James Harden will not have to wear himself out chasing LeBron around on defense. Analysis: Steve Pimental

The 76ers are considering buying out JaVale McGee so he can sign with a contender.

Even the most staunch 76ers defenders have to wonder if they are ever going to try to actually win games. McGee has all of the physical gifts in the world, but that has never translated into quality basketball. He makes sense for Philadelphia as a high-upside gamble, but it is hard to imagine any contender giving him significant minutes. At this point, he doesn't belong on fantasy rosters no matter what jersey he wears. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Goran Dragic (back spasms) is listed as questionable for Monday's game.

Mario Chalmers is averaging 12.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 3.8 assists in his last 10 games, and he should take on more of the point guard duties if Dragic is out. Henry Walker could get more shots as well. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Update: Amar'e Stoudemire he has no plans to retire after the season.

Stoudemire is just 32 years old though this is his 13th NBA season. Stoudemire is still effective on the floor, averaging 11.8 points and 6.6 rebounds on .544 shooting from the field. He is still useful in deep fantasy leagues, and that should continue to be the case next season. Analysis: Steve Pimental

LeBron James sat out Friday's game, but the Cavaliers said the move was done to rest him. As a result, James is expected to play at the Rockets on Sunday.

Initially it was reported LeBron sat due to a back injury, so this is a welcome piece of news. LeBron is averaging 26.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.3 assists since the All-Star break, and his day off Friday should help him continue his strong play. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Kemba Walker (knee) will be evaluated on Wednesday.

Kemba Walker, 24, underwent a procedure to repair the meniscus in his left knee on Jan. 28th. He did some very simple running and shooting last week and is scheduled to be reevaluated on Wednesday, which will be exactly five weeks out from surgery. The initial timetable for Walker's return to action was no sooner than six weeks. If for some odd reason he was dismissed in your league, go scoop him up pronto. Walker is averaging 18.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 5.2 assists for the Hornets this season.  Analysis: Keith Tro

Pau Gasol (illness) will play Sunday against Clippers.

Pau Gasol missed Friday's game due to an illness, but appears to be ready to go today verse the Clippers. The 34-year-old big man is averaging 18 points and 12 boards on the season, and should find his way back into your starting lineup.  Analysis: Keith Tro

Taj Gibson has been ruled out for Sunday.

The injury bug has made itself at home in Chicago. Taj Gibson, 29, suffered a sprained ankle in Friday's win over the Timberwolves. He missed six games earlier in the season after tweaking the same ankle. Nikola Mirotic is likely to be the primary beneficiary as a result of Gibson's absence.  Analysis: Keith Tro

Nerlens Noel is questionable Monday with calf soreness from a fall against Washington Friday.

Noel being listed as questionable for Monday already may be enough to assume that he will be held out for Sunday's game against the Pacers due to the calf injury. Expect the Sixers to make an official announcement closer to game time. if he doesn't play, then you can probably expect to see a lot more of Thomas Robinson and Robert Covington. Analysis: Howard Bender

Pero Antic's knee has been an issue after his collision on Friday.

Antic took the night off Saturday in order to rest his knee and could miss practice Sunday as well for precautionary reasons. The Hawks don't play again until Tuesday, so the extra rest should do him some good. Analysis: Howard Bender
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