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Wayne Ellington Headshot

Ellington (personal) has been cleared to play in Thursday's game against the Raptors, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Ellington's availability came into question earlier Thursday, as he was recently away from the team following the birth of his child on Wednesday night. However, Ellington was able to catch a flight in time to be back on the court Thursday and should continue to see an elevated role in the backcourt with Dion Waiters (ankle) remaining sidelined for the foreseeable future. Ellington logged 27 minutes in Tuesday's game against the Suns.
6:01 pm (EST)
Jeremy Lin Headshot

Lin (ankle) will be available Thursday against the Suns, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

A sprained right ankle kept Lin out of action Tuesday against Detroit, but he was able to go through morning shootaround and will be available for Thursday's matchup between a pair of bottom-five teams. Expect Lin to get the start at point guard, likely pushing Spencer Dinwiddie back to the bench. Lin is shooting only 42.4 percent from the field in March, but he's converted more than 40 percent of his threes, while averaging 14.5 points and 4.1 assists per game.
5:50 pm (EST)
Danilo Gallinari Headshot

Gallinari (knee) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Pacers, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports.

Gallinari has missed the last four games with a bone bruise in his left knee and it's unclear if he was back for the Nuggets' most recent practice. We should see his status updated following Friday's morning shootaround, but if he's cleared to play, Wilson Chandler and Will Barton would likely see a few less minutes.
4:46 pm (EST)
Glenn Robinson Headshot

Robinson is dealing with a sore left calf and is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Nuggets.

Considering it's being listed as soreness, Robinson's injury doesn't sound all too serious, although it still brings his availability into question for Friday. Robinson has settled into a reserve role after starting 27 games earlier this season, but if he were to ultimately be ruled out, more minutes would be available for guys like C.J. Miles, Monta Ellis and Rodney Stuckey. Look for Robinson's status to be updated after Friday's morning shootaround.
4:21 pm (EST)
Brandon Ingram Headshot

Ingram is dealing with tendinitis in his right knee and is considered probable for Friday's matchup with the Timberwolves, Tania Ganguli of The Las Angeles Times reports.

Ingram was forced to exit practice early Thursday but the team doesn't appear overly concerned about his injury at this time. If he winds up being held out or limited on Thursday look for Corey Brewer and Larry Nance to see some extra minutes.
3:36 pm (EST)
Larry Sanders Headshot

Sanders was recalled Thursday from the D-League's Canton Charge, Jason Lloyd of The Athletic reports.

Sanders saw his first action with the Charge on Saturday, posting two points (0-2 FG, 2-4 FT), one rebound and three blocks over 12 minutes. He also picked up five fouls, so it wasn't necessarily the best debut. The Cavaliers continue to try and get Sanders minutes in order to get his conditioning in order after a two-year hiatus from the NBA, so it wouldn't be surprising if he continues to alternate between the two rosters. That said, after being recalled, Sanders should be available off the bench for Friday's game against the Hornets, although his role will likely be very limited.
3:14 pm (EST)
Omer Asik Headshot

Asik has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Rockets.

Asik is still dealing with the lingering effects of a bacterial infection and will miss yet another game, as he's been sidelined since the All-Star break. He's yet to be given any timetable for a return and should continue to be evaluated on a game-to-game basis. His next opportunity to take the court will be Sunday against the Nuggets.
2:52 pm (EST)
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)
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