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Lance Thomas Headshot

Thomas will start at small forward in Saturday's game against Philadelphia.

It was initially reported that Thomas would come off the bench and Kyle O'Quinn would draw the start, but the Knicks changed their lineup at the last minute. Thomas played 31 minutes in Thursday's loss to the Cavaliers and figures to see a similar minute load on Saturday.
7:51 pm (EST)
Kyle O'Quinn Headshot

O'Quinn will come off the bench for Saturday's matchup against the 76ers, despite earlier reports of him starting.

With Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) out, O'Quinn will continue providing a spark off the bench while Lance Thomas will draw the start at power forward.
7:50 pm (EST)
Gabriel Ynoa Headshot

Ynoa allowed a run on three hits and struck out one over two innings in Saturday's exhibition game against the Pirates.

The recently-acquired right-hander struggled through a rocky first inning before settling down to retire all three Pirates he face in the second. "In the first inning, I was going too [quickly] toward home plate," Ynoa said through an interpreter. "In the second inning, I was [calmer], under control, so I think that was the difference." Ynoa will likely begin the year as a starter in Triple-A Norfolk, but an improvement this spring could earn him a few spot starts for the Orioles later in the season.
7:46 pm (EST)
Nick Bonino Headshot

Bonino (illness) will play Saturday against the Flyers.

Bonino missed one game due to his illness, but now he's back and he's penciled in to center Pittsburgh's third line. However, considering that Bonino only has eight goals and 14 assists in 58 games, he likely won't make a huge fantasy impact upon his return.
7:37 pm (EST)
Justin Schultz Headshot

Schultz (concussion) participated in pregame warmups before Saturday's game against the Flyers, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Head coach Mike Sullivan said that Schultz was feeling "really good," so it certainly seems like he's going to play, barring a setback in warmups. Schultz has enjoyed a breakout season, as he has 39 points in 56 games. The Penguins will be happy to have him back after a three-game absence.
7:34 pm (EST)
Clint Capela Headshot

Capela will assume his normal role as the starting center for Saturday's contest against the Timberwolves, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Coach Mike D'Antoni opted to start Nene over Capela during Thursday's victory over the Pelicans, likely due to matchup, but has decided to go back to Capela as his starter for Saturday's tilt.
7:32 pm (EST)
Eric Gordon Headshot

Gordon will start at shooting guard in Saturday's matchup with the Timberwolves, Rockets' radio announcer Craig Ackerman reports.

Gordon is getting the start in place of the injured Patrick Beverly (groin). Look for Gordon to see an increase in minutes on the day before eventually returning to the bench when Beverly returns.
7:30 pm (EST)
Patrick Beverley Headshot

Beverley (groin) is out for Saturday's tilt against the Timberwolves, Rockets play-by-play announcer Craig Ackerman reports.

Beverley's groin strain that he's been dealing with since prior to the All-Star break has caught up with him, and he'll miss Saturday's contest. In his place, Eric Gordon will draw the start, with Lou Williams presumably taking over Gordon's role as the sixth man.
7:27 pm (EST)
Hollis Thompson Headshot

Thompson will start at shooting guard in Saturday's contest against the Mavericks, Justin Verrier of ESPN reports.

Thompson played just five minutes in his Pelicans debut on Thursday, scoring three points. Now that he's getting the start in place of E'Twaun Moore (personal) he'll figure to see a sharp increase in play time. Look for Thompson to return to a role off the bench when Moore returns.
7:24 pm (EST)
Jerian Grant Headshot

Grant will start at point guard in Saturday's tilt against the Cavaliers, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.

Grant is drawing the start in place of the injured Michael Carter-Williams (knee). In addition to getting the starting nod, look for Grant to see some extra minutes on Saturday. He'll figure to return to his role off the bench when Carter-Williams is able to return.
7:16 pm (EST)
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