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DFS NBA Position Coach: February 26
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Roy Hibbert Headshot

Hibbert will be active and available to play on Sunday versus the Grizzlies, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports.

Hibbert was dealt from the Bucks to the Nuggets just prior to the trade deadline, but was held out Friday, as the team opted to give him some extra time to get settled in. However, Hibbert is fully expected to be available Sunday and should operate as the Nuggets third option at center. With Nikola Jokic and Mason Plumlee ahead of him on the depth chart, Hibbert will likely play just a minor role off the bench in Denver.
4:12 pm (EST)
Andrew Bogut Headshot

Bogut (personal) is expected to join the Cavaliers once he secures a buyout from the 76ers, Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio reports.

Bogut was traded to the 76ers on Thursday as part of the deal that sent Nerlens Noel to the Mavericks, but it's not expected that he'll ever see the floor in a Philadelphia uniform. He has yet to report to the team since the trade after 76ers coach Brett Brown said Friday that the big man would be away for at least a week to tend to a personal matter, but that won't preclude the team from getting started in negotiating a buyout. Assuming Bogut goes unclaimed off waivers once the buyout is official, he'll likely draw interest from a number of clubs, but the Cavaliers are believed to be the top playoff-contending team interested in bringing him aboard. Bogut would slot in as the backup to starting center Tristan Thompson, bringing some desperately needed rim-protecting skills to a Cavs roster.
4:12 pm (EST)
Reggie Jackson Headshot

Jackson is dealing with neck spasms and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Celtics, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.

This is the first we've heard of Jackson's injury, but the fact that he's not being ruled out right away likely means it's not an extremely serious issue. He'll continue to receive treatment and then test it out during pregame warmups, so we may not get a final word until just before tip-off. If Jackson were to sit out, Ish Smith would likely be promoted to the top unit and would be expected to take on a significant workload.
4:08 pm (EST)
Kevin Durant Headshot

Durant (hand) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the 76ers.

Durant continues to deal with a bruise on his non-shooting hand, which kept him sidelined for Saturday's game against the Nets. There's a chance he misses a second consecutive game against the 76ers, although we should get another update on his status following Monday's morning shootaround. Patrick McCaw drew the start in Durant's place Saturday and would likely do so again if he's held out. Otherwise, look for Andre Iguodala, who logged 26 minutes Saturday, to also potentially see a bigger workload.
3:52 pm (EST)
Marshall Plumlee Headshot

Plumlee was assigned to the D-League's Westchester Knicks on Sunday.

Plumlee, Ron Baker and Maurice Ndour were all assigned to Westchester ahead of their game Sunday against the Erie BayHawks, but look for all three players to be recalled to the Knicks in advance of Monday's tilt with the Raptors.
3:32 pm (EST)
Maurice N'dour Headshot

Ndour was assigned to the D-League's Westchester Knicks on Sunday.

Ndour, Ron Baker and Marshall Plumlee were all assigned to Westchester ahead of their game Sunday against the Erie BayHawks, but look for all three players to be recalled to the Knicks in advance of Monday's tilt with the Raptors.
3:31 pm (EST)
Ian Mahinmi Headshot

Mahinmi, who is nursing a back injury, will be available to play Sunday against the Jazz, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

Mahinmi was held out of the second half of Friday's game against the 76ers after incurring some back pain, but it appears it was only a minor issue. Coach Scott Brooks revealed prior to the contest that Mahinmi will likely only play around 15-to-17 minutes over the next two weeks, so even though he's active Sunday, he's unlikely to see enough time to make a notable impact in fantasy circles.
3:28 pm (EST)
Ron Baker Headshot

Baker was assigned to the D-League's Westchester Knicks on Sunday.

Baker has played just two total minutes in two games since the All-Star break for New York, so he'll be able to receive some additional playing time at the D-League level.
3:04 pm (EST)
Brandan Wright Headshot

Wright (personal) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Nuggets.

Wright is slated to miss his second consecutive game due to a personal matter, while Marc Gasol figures to see a bulk of the minutes at center.
3:00 pm (EST)
Malik Beasley Headshot

Beasley was recalled from the D-League's Sioux Falls Skyforce on Sunday.

Beasley's three-game stint with the Skyforce included averages of 16.7 points, six rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 33 minutes per game. He'll be available Sunday against the Grizzlies, but likely won't see much time on the court.
2:57 pm (EST)
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