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Roberto Osuna Headshot

Osuna, who will play for Team Mexico, is planning to only pitch during the first round of the World Baseball Classic, ESPN's Marly Rivera reports.

The WBC is scheduled to end less than two weeks before the Jays travel to Baltimore for Opening Day. By exiting after the first round, Osuna will afford himself a full three weeks back at Jays' camp before the MLB regular season begins. The right-handed closer had never thrown more than 44 innings in any of his first four professional seasons before reaching the majors. Osuna has now logged 69-plus innings in each of his first two big league seasons, and the workload began to show in 2016. Although his second-half performance was nothing to scoff at, there was a clear drop off in numbers -- specifically in ERA and strikeout rate -- as last year's campaign wore on. Sitting out the latter half of the WBC will help Osuna preserve his arm for later in the 2017 MLB season.
9:59 am (EST)
Danilo Gallinari Headshot

Gallinari (groin) supplied 15 points (5-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, four assists and one steal over 30 minutes in Thursday's 116-100 loss to the Kings.

Gallinari was solid overall in his first game since Feb. 1, posting double-digit scoring for the 26th consecutive contest in the process. Now that he's back at full health and remained put at the trade deadline, the Nuggets figure to continue deploying the effective 1-2 punch that his Gallinari and Wilson Chandler at small forward.
9:57 am (EST)
Dallas Keuchel Headshot

Keuchel (shoulder) will throw his first live batting practice session over the weekend, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The left-hander is set to take an important step toward being ready for Opening Day. The Astros are being careful with the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner's recovery from left rotator cuff inflammation. He said he tried to pitch through it for just about all of 2016, so better management of the injury -- or any other one moving forward -- could do wonders for his durability. Keuchel could be worth a buy-low gamble in mixed fantasy drafts if he progresses strongly through his five scheduled spring outings.
9:56 am (EST)
Gary Harris Headshot

Harris provided a team-high 23 points (9-19 FG, 5-11 3Pt) and added two rebounds, one assist and two steals over 35 minutes in Thursday's 116-100 loss to the Kings.

The third-year guard started the season's second half the way he finished the first, enjoying a strong shooting night and eclipsing the 20-point mark for the second straight game. He remained hot from long range as well, and Harris has now drained at least multiple three-pointers for five consecutive contests. Finally enjoying a stretch of extended health, Harris is now averaging a season-high 16.0 points on 48.8 percent shooting in 10 February outings.
9:53 am (EST)
Ben Simmons Headshot

Simmons underwent a CT scan Thursday that revealed that he was still dealing with a fractured right foot, but it's unclear whether it's a new fracture or his existing fracture that's showing up on the scans, John Barchard of SportsRadio 94 WIP reports.

Details remain very scarce, but expect coach Brett Brown to provide a formal update on the No. 1 overall pick's condition when the 76ers conclude their morning shootaround Friday. Brown has previously maintained that he expected Simmons to play at some point after the All-Star break, but if this latest report is correct and the rookie's foot hasn't fully healed as the team had hoped, his chances of suiting up in 2016-17 would drastically diminish.
9:45 am (EST)
Andre Iguodala Headshot

Iguodala registered eight points (2-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block over 30 minutes in Thursday's 123-113 win over the Clippers.

The veteran submitted a typically well-rounded stat line, turning his second straight solid game on the glass in the process. Iguodala has generated a particularly strong offensive effort in February, posting three double-digit scoring tallies and averaging a season-best 9.0 points during the month.
9:36 am (EST)
Guerschon Yabusele Headshot

Yabusele, who is currently playing with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association, is likely to report to the D-League's Maine Red Claws once the CBA season ends, Scott Souza of the Providence Journal reports.

One of the Celtics' three first-round draft picks this past June, Yabusele took part with Boston in summer league before joining the CBA in the fall. He's averaging 21.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 30.4 minutes per game over his 38 appearances for the Sharks, while showcasing efficient shooting from the field. Given the inflated nature of CBA statistics, Yabusele's numbers should be taken with a grain of salt, but the Celtics should have a better idea of his talent level if he's able to get about a month of games in at the D-League level. The French forward could be in contention for a roster spot with the Celtics as soon as 2017-18.
9:35 am (EST)
Tyler Collins Headshot

Collins strained a left lat muscle and won't be able to throw for 10-14 days, though he'll likely be available to hit and run, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

This may put him a bit behind in Detroit's crowded center field competition, which also includes Mikie Mahtook and JaCoby Jones, possibly along with spring invitee Anthony Gose. Still, Collins looks like the favorite and could warrant a look on AL-only draft days.
9:32 am (EST)
Draymond Green Headshot

Green totaled seven points (2-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, four assists and two steals over 23 minutes in Thursday's 123-113 win over the Clippers.

Green committed a game-high six turnovers and was minimally involved on the offensive end, as Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson did the majority of the heavy lifting. The fifth-year pro has posted six straight single-digit scoring efforts and is averaging a season-low 8.4 points in February. While he's still providing solid returns in rebounds (6.9) and assists (6.0), those numbers also represent his poorest monthly figures in those categories. However, Green has made up for some of the shortfall with an excellent defensive month, as he's averaging a season-best 1.9 blocks and 2.9 steals in February, with the latter figure significantly buoyed by his jaw-dropping 10-steal effort against the Grizzlies on Feb. 10.
9:31 am (EST)
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