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DFS NBA Position Coach: March 25
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DeMarcus Cousins Headshot

Cousins is questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Nuggets with a right ankle sprain.

It's unclear when Cousins suffered the injury, but it's apparently serious enough to put his status for Sunday's matchup into question. The Pelicans will likely update Cousins' status after Sunday morning's shootaround, giving us a better idea of whether or not he will be good to go. If he happens to miss Sunday's tilt, any number of the Pelicans available forwards and centers could see additional workload.
9:50 pm (EST)
Marc Gasol Headshot

Gasol is questionable for Sunday's game against the Warriors with a left foot strain.

It's unclear when exactly Gasol suffered the injury, but his status for Sunday's matchup against the Warriors is in jeopardy. The Grizzlies will likely provide additional updates as the team progresses through shootaround Sunday. If he's unable to give it a go, Brandan Wright would likely pick up additional workload.
9:17 pm (EST)
Jonathon Simmons Headshot

Simmons will draw the start at shooting guard Saturday against the Knicks, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Earlier Saturday, it was reported that Kyle Anderson would be drawing the start for the sidelined Danny Green (rest), but coach Gregg Popovich made a late lineup switch just prior to tipoff. In three games as a starter this season, Simmons has averaged 6.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists across 26.3 minutes per game.
8:48 pm (EST)
Kyle Anderson Headshot

Contrary to previous reports which indicated that Anderson would be starting in place of Danny Green (rest) Saturday against the Knicks, Anderson will continue to come off the bench while Jonathon Simmons draws the start at shooting guard, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Coach Gregg Popovich has been known to switch around his starting five just prior to tipoff without explanation, and that seems to be the case for Saturday. Though Anderson will come off the bench, it's possible he still sees 20 to 30 minutes of run.
8:45 pm (EST)
Serge Ibaka Headshot

Ibaka rejoin the starting five for Saturday's matchup against the Mavericks after serving his one game suspension.

As expected, Ibaka will slide right back into the power forward slot following his one game suspension, which he served Thursday against the Heat. In the month of March, Ibaka is averaging 13.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks across 30.5 minutes per contest.
8:31 pm (EST)
Ron Baker Headshot

Baker will return to his usual role off the bench for Saturday's matchup against the Spurs, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.

With Derrick Rose (foot) returning to the starting five, Baker will head back to the bench. On the season, he's averaging 3.5 points across 13.3 minutes per game, and should see around 10 to 20 minutes of action Saturday.
8:28 pm (EST)
DeMarre Carroll Headshot

Carroll will be sidelined for Saturday's tilt against the Mavericks with a sore lower back.

This is the first news of Carroll nursing a sore back, but it's apparently nagging him enough to cause him to miss Saturday's action. Norman Powell and P.J. Tucker will likely be the main beneficiaries of Carroll's absence, with one of the two probably drawing the start at small forward.
8:04 pm (EST)
Gordon Hayward Headshot

Hayward's X-ray results came back negative Saturday, and he has been diagnosed with a left quadriceps contusion.

Hayward had X-rays performed following Saturday's loss to the Clippers in which he finished with 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting and requested to be removed from the game twice during the fourth quarter. His results were negative, but he's been diagnosed with a left quadriceps contusion and currently does not have a timetable for a return. He should be considered questionable for Monday's matchup against the Pelicans until the team provides an official update.
7:51 pm (EST)
Lance Thomas Headshot

Thomas (hip) has been ruled out for Saturday's matchup against the Spurs.

Despite being upgraded to questionable, Thomas will ultimately sit out for Saturday's tilt against the Spurs with a sore hip. As a result, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Kyle O'Quinn will likely see additional run.
7:12 pm (EST)
Marreese Speights Headshot

Speights scored 11 points (4-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, three blocks and two assists in 22 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 108-95 win over the Jazz.

It's his fourth double-double of the season, and came in a crucial win that not only secured a playoff spot for the Clippers but put them a half-game behind the Jazz for the fourth seed in the Western Conference and home court advantage in the first round. With Los Angeles' frontcourt healthy, though, there isn't much court time available for Speights right now -- Saturday's 22 minutes were his most in a game since late January.
7:10 pm (EST)
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