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DFS NBA Optimals Lineups: March 29
Ted Schuster
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Kevon Looney Headshot

Looney has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Spurs due to a left hip strain.

Looney has spent a good chunk of this season playing for the D-League's Santa Cruz Warriors, so this is the first report of any hip injury he has been dealing with. Regardless, as a result of playing in Santa Cruz, Looney has not been part of the team's regular rotation and his absence Wednesday night will have a minimal impact.
8:19 pm (EST)
James Michael McAdoo Headshot

McAdoo (head) is active and available to play in Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

McAdoo left Tuesday's game against the Rockets after a collision with Trevor Ariza, which opened a cut above his left eye brow. The injury was never expected to keep him on the sidelines and he's now officially been given the go ahead to make his return, so look for him to take on his usual role off the bench. McAdoo hasn't logged double-digit minutes since Mar. 11, so he'll likely be restricted to just a few spot minutes, which keeps him off the fantasy radar.
8:14 pm (EST)
Zach Randolph Headshot

Randolph will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

Randolph will return to a reserve role after starting the previous two games for an injured Marc Gasol. Gasol will be absent again Wednesday, but the Grizzlies are opting to start Brandan Wright at center instead of Randolph. Although he is coming off the bench, the veteran still figures to see a relatively healthy workload with Gasol sidelined.
8:07 pm (EST)
James Ennis Headshot

Ennis will enter the starting five for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

With both Marc Gasol (foot) and JaMychal Green (shoulder) out, the Grizzlies are going to go with a smaller lineup that features Mike Conley, Tony Allen, Vince Carter, Ennis and Brandon Wright. In 24 previous starts this season, Ennis has averaged 8.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists across 27.9 minutes, so despite moving into the top unit, a huge jump in production shouldn't be expected.
8:06 pm (EST)
Brandan Wright Headshot

Wright is listed as the starting center for Wednesday's matchup against the Pacers.

Wright is filling in for Marc Gasol who will be sidelined for Wednesday's game. It will mark Gasol's third consecutive absence, but the first time Wright has started for him. Zach Randolph started the previous two at center, but will return to a reserve role in favor of Wright. Although he is starting, expect Wright to just see a slightly heavier workload in total than he is accustomed to.
8:03 pm (EST)
JaMychal Green Headshot

Green (shoulder) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

With Mark Gasol (foot) also out Wednesday, the Grizzlies will be light on frontcourt depth and start a smaller lineup with Brandon Wright at center and James Ennis at power forward. Look for Zach Randolph to also see extended time off the bench, with Deyonta Davis also potentially seeing some minutes in the frontcourt as well.
7:59 pm (EST)
Seth Curry Headshot

Curry (shoulder) will start at point guard for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

Curry was sidelined from Monday's loss to the Thunder due to a shoulder injury, which ultimately led to a questionable status heading into Wednesday's game. He appeared to be trending toward a return after fully participating in the team's morning shootaround, which renders this update relatively unsurprising. Barring any setbacks, look for Curry to resume handling his usual workload.
7:57 pm (EST)
Yogi Ferrell Headshot

Ferrell will move back to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

Ferrell started Monday's game against the Thunder for the injured Seth Curry (shoulder), posting 13 points, four rebounds, five assists and three steals across 32 minutes. With Curry officially announced as a starter, Ferrell will head back to the bench and could see his minutes fall into the low 20's, which likely means a dip in his production across the board.
7:56 pm (EST)
Ron Baker Headshot

Baker will start at point guard for Wednesday's game against the Heat, Heat radio play-by-play announcer Mike Inglis reports.

Usual starter Derrick Rose in sitting out with soreness in his left knee, which allows Baker to enter the starting five once again. In five previous starts this season, Baker has averaged just 3.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists across 19.0 minutes, so despite the promotion, it likely won't come with a huge jump in production.
7:30 pm (EST)
Ramon Sessions Headshot

Sessions (knee) will remain out for Wednesday's tilt with the Raptors, Stephanie Ready of Fox Sports Southeast reports.

Sessions isn't listed with any specific injury on the team's injury report, so it's unclear if he's still dealing with the knee issue that plagued him over the last few weeks, or if he's just not in the team's rotation. Either way, he'll be inactive again Wednesday, allowing Briante Weber to serve as the team's backup point guard behind Kemba Walker.
6:54 pm (EST)
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