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Corey Brewer Headshot

Brewer will see limited action in Friday's game against the Thunder, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.

Brewer was traded to the Lakers on Tuesday and has only had one full practice with the team. Coach Luke Walton said that Brewer was looking good in practice but it will take some time to integrate him into the team. Look for Brewer to see a small role on Friday before seeing his minutes increased going forward.
5:50 pm (EST)
Elfrid Payton Headshot

Payton will start at point guard for Thursday's matchup with the Trail Blazers, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

C.J. Watson has started the last four games at point guard for the Magic, but he's sitting out with Achilles injury, which allows Payton to rejoin the top unit. Payton is no stranger to the starting five, as he's logged 34 starts in the 54 games he's played this season, so it should be a relatively painless transition. Look for Payton to receive the bulk of the point guard workload Thursday, with D.J. Augustin acting as his backup.
5:40 pm (EST)
Jeff Green Headshot

Green will come off the bench for Thursday's game against the Trail Blazers, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Green was temporarily thrust into the starting lineup following the Serge Ibaka trade, but with Terrence Ross, who the Magic acquired in return for Ibaka, now available and in the starting lineup, the Magic will send Green back to the bench. That likely means a drop in minutes for the 30-year-old veteran, but he'll still be in line to serve as the first forward off the bench behind both Ross and Aaron Gordon, so he should still play a decent role off the bench.
5:33 pm (EST)
Terrence Ross Headshot

Ross will start at small forward for Thursday's game against the Trail Blazers, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Ross and a first-round pick were traded to the Magic in exchange for Serge Ibaka just prior to the All-Star break, but Ross was unable to make his debut, which has now been set for Thursday. He'll jump right into the starting lineup and should see a decent uptick in minutes from the 22.4 he averaged in Toronto. Ross could be looking at a 30-plus minute role with his new team, although we should get a better understanding of his workload after he plays a few games. Jeff Green will head to the bench in the corresponding move and could see a decreased role.
5:29 pm (EST)
Deron Williams Headshot

Williams was waived by the Mavericks on Thursday, Marc J. Spears of ESPN reports.

Williams release was rumored to be in the works as soon as the trade deadline passed on Thursday. Dallas will be turning over the point guard duties to rookie Yogi Ferrell and Williams will be free to join any team if he clears waivers. Williams release will likely lead to some extra minutes for Devin Harris as well.
5:20 pm (EST)
Thabo Sefolosha Headshot

Sefolosha (groin) is no longer listed on the Hawks' injury report, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

It was reported on Wednesday that Sefolosha expected to take the court Friday, so this is merely a confirmation of what we already knew. Sefolosha did mention that he's not at 100 percent and that he's still dealing with some soreness, so the Hawks could opt to limit his minutes in his first game back. Tim Hardaway has performed well in place of Sefolosha and it remains to be seen if coach Mike Budenholzer will stick with the younger Hardaway, or return to Sefolosha as a starter on Friday.
5:18 pm (EST)
Enes Kanter Headshot

Kanter (forearm) is expected to play in Friday's game against the Lakers, David Aldridge of NBA.com reports.

Kanter was upgraded to a full-contact participant in Thursday's practice and came out of it without any setbacks, so the Thunder feel good about his chances for taking the court Friday. That said, even if he's cleared, there's a chance the Thunder opt to limit his playing time after an extended absence of just over four weeks. While Kanter is expected to be available, fantasy owners will still want to check in after the team's morning shootaround Friday to make sure he's officially cleared.
5:01 pm (EST)
Lou Williams Headshot

Williams won't be available to play in Thursday's game against the Pelicans, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Williams was traded to the Rockets on Tuesday in exchange for Corey Brewer and a draft pick, but it appears the Rockets will give him some extra time to get settled in and will hold him out Thursday. The Rockets fully expect Williams to take part in practice Friday and then make his debut with the team on Saturday against the Timberwolves. With Williams sitting out and Brewer no longer in the fold, Eric Gordon will have to play a huge role off the bench, while Sam Dekker could also temporarily get some extra run.
4:49 pm (EST)
Lavoy Allen Headshot

Allen (knee) is considered questionable for Friday's matchup with the Grizzlies.

Allen missed the Pacers' final three games prior to the All-Star break but appears to be nearing a return. Kevin Seraphin had been starting in Allen's place and figures to do so once again if Allen is held out.
4:36 pm (EST)
Thaddeus Young Headshot

Young (wrist) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

Young missed the final eight games prior to the All-Star break and it appears he's still dealing with some lingering pain in his wrist, hence the questionable designation. We should see his status updated again after Friday's morning shootaround, but with Lavoy Allen (knee) also questionable, the Pacers may have to rely on Kevin Seraphin to pick up another start at power forward.
4:35 pm (EST)
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