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DFS NBA Playbook: March 29
Ted Schuster
Jahlil Okafor Headshot

Okafor (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Hawks, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.

Okafor has sat out four of the past five games, including Tuesday's game against the Nets, due to soreness in his right knee. Richaun Holmes has been starting in Okafor's place and likely will once again if Okafor is held out Wednesday.
3:03 pm (EST)
Gerald Henderson Headshot

Henderson (hip) is considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.

Henderson sat out of Tuesday's game against the Nets due to soreness in his left hip and is in danger of missing another game due to the issue. Look for Nik Stauskas and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot to see extra minutes if Henderson is held out once again.
3:00 pm (EST)
George Hill Headshot

Hill won't play in Wednesday's game against the Kings due to a right groin strain, Andy Larsen of KSL News reports.

Hill hadn't missed any time due to his current groin injury yet and it's unclear how he suffered it. With Raul Neto (groin) also out and Alec Burks (personal) questionable, the Jazz could be down to just Dante Exum and Shelvin Mack at point guard for Wednesday's tilt. Looking ahead, Hill's first chance to return will be on Friday against the Wizards.
2:56 pm (EST)
Raul Neto Headshot

Neto has been ruled out of Wednesday's matchup with the Kings due to a right groin strain, Andy Larsen of KSL News reports.

It's unclear how Neto suffered his groin injury or how severe it is. His status for Friday's game against the Wizards is up in the air for the time being. Look Dante Exum and Shelvin Mack to see some extra time while Neto and starting point guard George Hill (groin) are sidelined.
2:52 pm (EST)
Joakim Noah Headshot

The NBA's independent doctor cleared Noah (knee) to play, so he'll begin serving his 20-game suspension Wednesday against the Heat, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.

This was the expected outcome after the Knicks' doctors allowed Noah to take part in practice Tuesday after he had been sidelined for the past month while recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery. Noah's suspension will cover the final eight games of the 2016-17 season and the first 12 games of 2017-18, which likely means he won't play in a regular-season contest until mid-to-late November. The 32-year-old was a major disappointment prior to suffering the injury and being handed the suspension for failing a drug test, as he averaged 5.0 points, 8.8 rebounds an 2.2 assists in 22.1 minutes per game over his 46 appearances. He may not be guaranteed a starting role once his suspension is up next season.
2:30 pm (EST)
James Michael McAdoo Headshot

McAdoo (head) is considered probable for Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Anthony Slater of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

McAdoo was forced to exit Tuesday's win over the Rockets after he suffered a cut above his left eye brow that required seven stitches. Fortunately for McAdoo he didn't suffer a concussion, which would have likely held him out for multiple games. His injury isn't expected to inhibit his ability to play, and it won't be surprising to see him in his normal role if he plays Wednesday.
2:15 pm (EST)
Draymond Green Headshot

Green (ankle) is not listed on the Warriors' injury report leading up to Wednesday's matchup with the Spurs, Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post reports.

Green departed Tuesday's game against Houston with what initially looked like a concerning ankle injury, but he returned to action and played 33 minutes, finishing with 19 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals. After the game, Green told reporters he expects to play Wednesday, and all signs point to that being the case.
2:08 pm (EST)
Jerryd Bayless Headshot

Bayless (wrist) has been traveling with the 76ers on road trips and is doing some light shooting and cardio work to stay conditioned, CSN Philadelphia's Jessica Camerato reports.

It sounds like Bayless is well on his way to being back to full strength by the time training camp rolls around, but the 76ers closed the door on a potential return to the court this season long ago. The veteran point guard recently had his cast removed from his surgically repaired left wrist, and said he expects to be back to 100 percent in about a month. Bayless will enter the second year of his three-year pact with the 76ers next season and will likely serve as the main backup to Ben Simmons, while also sharing the court with the No. 1 overall pick in an off-the-ball capacity.
1:41 pm (EST)
Dwyane Wade Headshot

Wade (elbow) has been participating in some light shooting during team practices, Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago reports.

Though he'll remain out for the regular season, the Bulls are likely trying to get a feel for what kind of condition Wade's elbow could be in if they make the playoffs. That being said, with most year-long fantasy leagues already in the playoffs, it probably makes sense to hold off on taking a look at Wade, as his fantasy season is effectively over. As of Wednesday, the Bulls are sitting in the ninth spot in the Eastern Conference, just one game back on the Heat.
1:41 pm (EST)
Cristiano Felicio Headshot

Felicio (back) took part in practice Wednesday and is considered questionable to play Thursday versus Cleveland, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The 24-year-old has missed the last three games due to a bruised lower-back, but after going through a full session Wednesday, he appears to have a good chance to get back on the court Thursday night. Prior to the injury, Felicio had been seeing roughly 16 minutes per game in the month of March, and unless his role increases down the stretch, he can be safely avoided in daily contests.
1:36 pm (EST)
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