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DFS NBA Position Coach: March 24
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Jaylen Brown Headshot

Brown will start at shooting guard in place of Avery Bradley (illness) Friday versus the Suns, Celtics commentator Sean Grande reports.

Brown's production has taken a downturn of late, so Bradley's absence and his subsequent promotion to the starting lineup could be what the rookie needs to get back on track. In 11 outings as a starting guard this season, Brown is averaging 10.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 25.4 minutes per game.
5:53 pm (EST)
Kevin Love Headshot

Cavaliers GM David Griffin said Love has been cleared to play in both halves of the team's back-to-back set Friday against the Hornets and Saturday against the Wizards, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

After making his return from left knee surgery March 16 against the Jazz, Love was held out of the team's subsequent game two days later, as it was the front end of a back-to-back set. Though Love won't have any restrictions as far as participating in games is concerned, the Cavaliers continue to be judicious with his minutes load coming off the injury. Love hasn't seen more than 26 minutes in any of his three appearances, and Griffin hinted that the power forward would remain in that range for both games over the weekend. As a result of the lesser-than-normal workload, Love probably won't make for as appealing of a DFS option over the next two games as he had prior to suffering the injury.
5:53 pm (EST)
Avery Bradley Headshot

Bradley has been ruled out of Friday's game against the Suns due to illness, Celtics commentator Sean Grande reports.

Bradley's absence will result in rookie Jaylen Brown starting in his stead. Besides Brown, Marcus Smart could see even more run in Boston's backcourt with Bradley out. As it stands, it's unclear whether Bradley's illness will put his status for Sunday's game versus the Heat in question.
5:50 pm (EST)
John Wall Headshot

Coach Scott Brooks said he expects Wall (migraine) to play Friday against the Nets, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

The Wizards allowed Wall to sit out their morning shootaround while he complained of a headache, prompting the team to label him as questionable heading into the evening. While his official designation remains unchanged, Brooks' comments suggest that the point guard has made improvement over the afternoon, so assuming he incurs no setbacks during pregame warmups, Wall should start as he usually does. Expect Brooks to be judicious with Wall's minutes, however; the Wizards are entering the front end of the back-to-back set and would probably prefer to reserve a larger workload for their franchise cornerstone in Saturday's game against the conference-leading Cavaliers rather than the league-worst Nets.
5:43 pm (EST)
Kenneth Faried Headshot

Faried (shoulder) will play Friday against the Pacers, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports.

Faried's status was in question due to a shoulder contusion, but that latest ailment won't prevent the Morehead State-product from suiting up Friday in nearby Indianapolis. However, with Danilo Gallinari (knee) returning to the fold, it wouldn't be surprising if banged-up Faried's minutes are scaled back to some degree.
5:42 pm (EST)
Jeff Green Headshot

Green (back) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Pistons, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.

Green was also forced to miss Wednesday's game versus the Hornets due to his back spasms, which apparently haven't subsided enough for him to suit up to close this week. While his absence figures to result in Mario Hezonja seeing more run behind Aaron Gordon (hip), the Magic not playing again until Monday could bode well for Green limiting his sideline stint to just a couple contests.
5:30 pm (EST)
Glenn Robinson Headshot

Robinson (calf) is expected to be sidelined for two weeks before being reevaluated by the Pacers' medical staff.

Robinson injured his left calf during practice Thursday, and according to the projected two-week timetable, could consequently miss at least Indiana's next eight games. That includes Friday night's tilt versus the Nuggets, when Rodney Stuckey is expected to fill his spot in the rotation as a key reserve player. Besides Stuckey, wings like C.J. Miles and Monta Ellis could stand to benefit from Robinson's vacated minutes.
5:25 pm (EST)
Glenn Robinson Headshot

Robinson (calf) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Nuggets.

Robinson was listed as questionable heading into the day with a sore left calf, but the Pacers have since reclassified the injury as a strain and will keep the swingman out for the first time since Nov. 11 in order to aid his recovery. The 23-year-old had been serving as the primary backup to starting small forward Paul George, but his absence could prompt coach Nate McMillan to hand a little extra time to the likes of C.J. Miles and Monta Ellis.
4:48 pm (EST)
Michael Gbinije Headshot

Gbinije (ankle) is listed in the game notes as doubtful for Friday's tilt with the Magic.

Gbinije hasn't been a regular member of the team's rotation all season, so his likely absence won't have much of an impact in the fantasy realm.
4:14 pm (EST)
Johnny O'Bryant Headshot

O'Bryant (ankle) is listed as out in the game notes for Friday's tilt with the Cavaliers.

O'Bryant hasn't played since March 8 while he's nursed the right ankle sprain, missing seven straight games during that span. It doesn't appear he's quite yet ready to play, but even once O'Bryant is healthy, he'll be a negligible part of the team's rotation now that the Hornets top three big men -- Marvin Williams, Frank Kaminsky and Cody Zeller -- are back to full strength.
4:12 pm (EST)
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