Mario Chalmers (PG) Dwyane Wade (SG) LeBron James (SF) Shane Battier (PF) Chris Bosh (C)
Nene (calf) was able to practice Monday.
Nene has missed the last two games with tightness in his calf. His participation in practice is obviously encouraging but considering the ridiculously lengthy injury history, you'll want to keep checking for updates before even thinking about inserting him back into your lineup. Analysis: Howard Bender
O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play on Tuesday.
Mayo has missed the last 11 games with the hamstring issue, but has returned to practice recently and should be good to go for Tuesday. If he doesn't experience any setbacks at the morning shootaround or in pre-game warm-ups, he should be able to handle his usual workload. Analysis: Howard Bender
Lions wide receiver Golden Tate said Calvin Johnson's body is not holding up which is why he is retiring.
We here at Fantasy Alarm are currently looking into where Tate received his medical degree, but if this is his diagnosis, well then perhaps he only stayed at a Holiday Inn Express recently. Obviously, Johnson's body isn't holding up well as he's dealt with knee and ankle issues steadily over the last few seasons. Unless he's going to have multiple surgeries to help clear up some of the issues, these injuries seem like they're going to be with him permanently. Only Megatron knows when his time has run out and if he's ready to retire due to the constant wear and tear on his body, then so be it. We always talk about guys staying around for too long. Why are we now suddenly fighting them on it? Analysis: Howard Bender
Kris Humphries (knee) is likely to play on Tuesday.
After missing the last 16 games with calcification in his right knee, it appears as if Humphries is ready to get back into action. He practiced in full Monday and has been practicing in full-contact situations over the last week. If he proves healthy enough, the Wizards would like to get him back on the court Tuesday, but don't expect him to return to a prominent role to start. The Wizards will likely ease him back up to his usual minutes in an effort to avoid any setbacks. Analysis: Howard Bender
Jameer Nelson (wrist) is doubtful to play on Monday.
The Nuggets are in no rush to get Jameer Nelson back on the court especially with Emmanuel Mudiay's stellar play at the point guard position. He is the future and Denver knows that. There has been no official timetable for Nelson's return to the court which means we'll see more of Randy Foye as Mudiay's backup. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Julius Randle (ankle) will play on Monday night.
Julius Randle has been dealing with a twisted ankle after stepping on a cameraman during Saturday night's loss to the Spurs. The good news is that the X-rays were negative. The Lakers could use him as he's really stepped up over the past four games averaging 12.8 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists. You'll see a lot of Randle on Monday night without Larry Nance available. He'll be back in the starting lineup. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Diamondbacks and Tyler Clippard have made progress on contract talks.
There are reports that a deal has been agreed upon but nothing has been made official as of yet. Clippard is now 30 years old and has been one of the best relievers in the Major Leagues over the past 3 seasons. He pitched in 69 games last season between the Mets and A's producing a 2.92 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP amassing 19 saves and a 5-4 record. Clippard has a stellar 2.88 ERA in 562 career major league innings. Analysis: Drew Phelps