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Update: While TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) is reporting that Marshawn Lynch was "in the building during a heated altercation between two rival rap crews, but the RB kept his nose clean," night club employees confirmed that Lynch was very much part of the group that pushed its way to the backstage area and onto the stage. The first punch that was thrown came from Mistah F.A.B. and the two rival crews pushed each other back and forth. There is no confirmation that Lynch actually threw or took a punch, but he was part of the altercation.
It's understandable that Mistah F.A.B. would like to keep his friend's involvement out of the news headlines, given the circumstances, but Lynch is obviously not free of involvement as the TMZ Sports report states. Lynch was very much part of F.A.B.'s crew and was identified by sources as one of the people who pushed their way through the backstage area to get onto the stage where DJ Mustard was performing. Again, with respect to fantasy value, this incident sheds light on character, something the NFL has taken a very hard-lined stance on in recent seasons. It doesn't sound like this is something the league will investigate itself as authorities were not involved, but it does add an element of concern with regard to Lynch and compounds the risks noted in drafting him that have arisen as of late.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Nikola Pekovic (ankle) a game-time decision Monday.
Never fun for Fantasy Owners when you get the "game-time" decision. Pekovic did not participate in morning shoot around, but he will warmup before the game to see if he can give it a go. Right now we would guess that he is not going to play and if that's the case, Gorgui Dieng would step up into the starter role. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Carlos Gonzalez (knee) ran the bases on Monday.
We got to see both Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki run the bases on Monday which is a great sign for Fantasy Baseball players. Gonzalez is slowly coming back from getting his patellar tendon repaired in August. Tulo is on his way back from a hip procedure. Both players are expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2015 regular season. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Chandler Parsons will not play on Monday.
Richard Jefferson will get the start again on Monday night for the Mavericks while Al-Farouq Aminu will continue to get his minutes increased. The Mavericks were hopeful to get Parsons back early this week but it looks like it could be a few more games. He has not played since February 20th. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Tyson Chandler will not play on Monday.
This will be a small lineup on Monday night for the Mavericks as one again Dirk Nowitzki will play center while we'll see J.J. Barea alongside both Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis in the backcourt, but we could also get a look at Bernard James getting time at the center position as well. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Elvis Andrus is dealing with a sore left knee, but the injury is not considered serious.
Andrus was forced to leave his workout with mild left knee soreness. He paid a visit to Dr. Keith Meister, who told Rangers general manager Jon Daniels that it's not a significant injury. The Rangers will take it easy on the 26-year-old shortstop but we should see him back in Cactus League action soon. Andrus took steps backwards last season batting .263/.314/.333. He was also caught stealing on 15 of his 42 stolen base attempts last year. Analysis: Drew Phelps