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Avery Bradley Headshot

Bradley has been ruled out of Friday's game against the Suns due to illness, Celtics commentator Sean Grande reports.

Bradley's absence will result in rookie Jaylen Brown starting in his stead. Besides Brown, Marcus Smart could see even more run in Boston's backcourt with Bradley out. As it stands, it's unclear whether Bradley's illness will put his status for Sunday's game versus the Heat in question.
5:50 pm (EST)
John Wall Headshot

Coach Scott Brooks said he expects Wall (migraine) to play Friday against the Nets, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

The Wizards allowed Wall to sit out their morning shootaround while he complained of a headache, prompting the team to label him as questionable heading into the evening. While his official designation remains unchanged, Brooks' comments suggest that the point guard has made improvement over the afternoon, so assuming he incurs no setbacks during pregame warmups, Wall should start as he usually does. Expect Brooks to be judicious with Wall's minutes, however; the Wizards are entering the front end of the back-to-back set and would probably prefer to reserve a larger workload for their franchise cornerstone in Saturday's game against the conference-leading Cavaliers rather than the league-worst Nets.
5:43 pm (EST)
Kenneth Faried Headshot

Faried (shoulder) will play Friday against the Pacers, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports.

Faried's status was in question due to a shoulder contusion, but that latest ailment won't prevent the Morehead State-product from suiting up Friday in nearby Indianapolis. However, with Danilo Gallinari (knee) returning to the fold, it wouldn't be surprising if banged-up Faried's minutes are scaled back to some degree.
5:42 pm (EST)
Jon Gray Headshot

Gray left Friday's outing due to left foot soreness, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

The Rockies' top pitcher had an early departure from his outing Friday, and because he didn't appear to be favoring anything as he left the mound with the Rockies' training staff. It has since been diagnosed that his left foot, the front foot in his delivery, was ailing him. The extent of his injury has yet to be revealed, so it should just be considered soreness at this time.
5:38 pm (EST)
Edinson Volquez Headshot

Volquez has been named the Marlins' starter for Opening Day, Tim Healey of the Sun-Sentinel reports.

The offseason acquisition will open the season as the staff ace, despite posting a 5.37 ERA and allowing 23 home runs last season with the Royals. Nonetheless, Volquez has 12 years of major league experience on his side and has started at least 32 games in each of the past five seasons. The right-hander is a risky draft pick given his recent performance, but certainly provides a steady source of innings.
5:34 pm (EST)
Danny O'Regan Headshot

The Sharks reassigned O'Regan to AHL San Jose on Friday.

O'Regan drew into two contests during what was his first stint with the big club, registering two shots on goal while averaging 10:23 of ice time over that span. The German pivot will likely spend the rest of the regular season in the minors, but could be recalled for the Sharks' upcoming playoff run.
5:34 pm (EST)
Henrik Lundqvist Headshot

Lundqvist said he will start Sunday's game in Anaheim after missing the last seven games with a hip injury.

While it can sometimes be difficult to take players at their word for when they may be able to come back from injury, Lundqvist's return was slated to be either Saturday or Sunday anyway, so it's probably safe to pencil him in for Sunday's road contest against the Ducks. King Henrik's play prior to his injury was a bit inconsistent, as he posted alternating wins and losses to go with a .927 save percentage in the four games immediately preceding his absence, so it's anyone's guess as to how he will fare in his return to the starter's net.
5:31 pm (EST)
Jeff Green Headshot

Green (back) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Pistons, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.

Green was also forced to miss Wednesday's game versus the Hornets due to his back spasms, which apparently haven't subsided enough for him to suit up to close this week. While his absence figures to result in Mario Hezonja seeing more run behind Aaron Gordon (hip), the Magic not playing again until Monday could bode well for Green limiting his sideline stint to just a couple contests.
5:30 pm (EST)
Tyler Jones Headshot

Jones was outrighted by the Diamondbacks and returned to the Yankees on Friday.

Jones joined the Diamondbacks in the offseason after they selected him with the sixth pick in the Rule 5 draft, however, the 27-year-old was returned to the Yankees when the Diamondbacks decided he wasn't worth a spot on the active roster all season. Jones will head straight to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre where he'll likely spend the entire 2017 season.
5:27 pm (EST)
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