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DFS NBA Position Coach: March 23
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Ronnie Price Headshot

Price (leg) is listed as questionable for Thursday's tilt with the Nets.

Price has missed the last two games with a lower left leg contusion and is in danger of missing a third straight on Thursday. He'll continue to receive treatment throughout the day with the hope of being cleared against the Nets, but if he can't give it a go, Leandro Barbosa could pick up some extra minutes behind starting point guard Tyler Ulis.
1:52 pm (EST)
T.J. Warren Headshot

Warren is listed as questionable with a bruised left foot in the game notes for Thursday's matchup with the Nets.

This is the first we've heard of the injury for Warren, so the Suns could have just added him to the report as a precautionary measure. That said, it will be a situation to monitor moving forward and he'll likely test the foot out during pregame warmups before giving a final word on his availability. If Warren is ultimately held out, Derrick Jones would likely pick up the start in his place, while Jared Dudley could pick up some extra minutes off the bench.
1:47 pm (EST)
David Lee Headshot

Lee (foot) is officially listed as probable for Thursday's matchup with the Grizzlies, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.

Following an absence from Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, it was reported that Lee expected to return to the court Thursday, so his official listing as probable is only further evidence he plans on playing. Look for him to jump back into the lineup as the backup to LaMarcus Aldridge at power forward, likely affording him minutes in the mid-to-upper teens, thus limiting his overall impact in the boxscore.
1:36 pm (EST)
Alan Williams Headshot

Williams (illness) expects to play Thursday against the Nets, Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic reports.

Williams has been battling a stomach issue for the last few days, and the ailment kept him out of action Tuesday in Miami. However, he said he's feeling better as of Thursday morning and anticipates returning against the Nets. In the month of March, Williams, a former D-Leaguer, is averaging 13.1 points and 10.5 rebounds in 25.6 minutes per game.
12:22 pm (EST)
Wayne Ellington Headshot

Ellington's status is up in the air for Thursday's game against Toronto following the birth of his child Wednesday night.

Ellington was not present at shootaround Thursday morning, but the hope is that he'll rejoin the team in time for Thursday night's contest. If that's not the case, some combination of Tyler Johnson, Rodney McGruder and Josh Richardson would absorb his vacated minutes.
12:01 pm (EST)
Hassan Whiteside Headshot

Whiteside (finger) went through shootaround and still intends to play Thursday against Toronto.

While coach Erik Spoelstra noted that Whiteside has limited use of his right hand, it appears as though the center is preparing to take the court Thursday night. Whiteside smashed his fingers into the bottom of the backboard late in Tuesday's game, causing him to exit the contest and receive 13 stitches.
11:54 am (EST)
Paul Millsap Headshot

Millsap (knee) will not play Friday against Milwaukee, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

A sore knee will keep Millsap out of his fourth straight game, as the pressure begins to build for the Hawks, who have dropped their last five games and eight of their last 11. In MIllsap's absence, expect Ersan Ilyasova to make another start at power forward against his former team. In Wednesday's loss to the Wizards, Ilyasova played 26 minutes and finished with five points and eight rebounds.
10:45 am (EST)
Derrick Rose Headshot

Rose suffered a sore right foot in Wednesday's loss to the Jazz, but X-rays came back negative, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports.

Rose was able to return after picking up the injury in the third quarter, finishing the night with 17 points (7-12 FG, 3-3 FT), six assists and one rebound in 32 minutes. While it looks like his injury is only a minor concern, the non-contending Knicks could opt to hold him out of the second half of the back-to-back set Thursday against the Trail Blazers. Expect the Knicks to make an official call on Rose's status in the hours leading up to the 10:00 p.m. ET tip time, but if he ends up sitting out, Ron Baker and Chasson Randle would likely cover most of the minutes at point guard.
10:06 am (EST)
Kyle Korver Headshot

Korver (foot) provided nine points (3-9 FG, 3-8 3Pt), one rebound and one assist across 19 minutes in a 126-113 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday.

Korver didn't display his usual accuracy from three-point range in his return from a seven-game absence, but he should have a chance to regain a few more minutes in contests once he becomes further removed from the foot injury. Fortunately for Korver, J.R. Smith (three points on 1-of-7 shooting) was fairly unimpressive in his move to the starting five, so it appears the playing time at shooting guard could still be very much up for grabs.
9:55 am (EST)
Mike Dunleavy Headshot

Dunleavy (ankle) contributed nine points (3-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal across 15 minutes in a 104-100 loss to the Wizards on Wednesday.

It was Dunleavy's first appearance since Feb. 24, as a case of right ankle synovitis has sidelined him for nearly a month. Dunleavy should be able to provide the Hawks with a three-point shooting presence off the bench when called upon, but he could be at risk of losing his rotation spot when Kent Bazemore (knee) returns to action.
9:50 am (EST)
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