KEY 2017-18 Fantasy Basketball - Seasonal Rankings

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Josh Richardson Headshot

Richardson (shoulder) indicated he plans to play in Game 5 against the 76ers on Tuesday, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Richardson is technically still a game-time call, so final word on his availability may not come until after pregame warmups. That said, Richardson himself believes he'll end up taking the court, which means he appears to be trending more towards probable at this point. If cleared as expected, Richardson would take on his typical starting role and would likely see a full complement of minutes, barring any sort of in-game setback.
6:55 pm (EST)
Tyus Jones Headshot

Jones (knee) is listed as questionable for Game 5 against the Rockets on Wednesday, Kyle Ratke of reports.

Despite the Timberwolves failing to disclose his injury prior to Game 4, Jones ended up sitting out of that contest due to a sore knee. He's still working through some discomfort and at this point, Jones is likely to be reevaluated after Wednesday's morning shootaround before a final decision is made on his availability. Look for another update after that session and even if Jones were to be cleared, he'd likely struggle to see significant minutes considering Derrick Rose's recent breakout.
6:45 pm (EST)
Marcus Smart Headshot

Smart (thumb) will play in Game 5 against the Bucks on Tuesday, Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe reports.

Smart is set to return to the lineup a little sooner than expected Tuesday after going through morning shootaround without any issues. Coach Brad Stevens did say a final check on Smart would be made following pregame warmups, so despite being cleared at this point, it would be smart to keep on eye on his status all the way up until tip-off just to be sure. What sort of workload the 24-year-old guard will have in his first game back is somewhat unclear as well, which makes him a very risky option for Tuesday's DFS slate.
5:24 pm (EST)
OG Anunoby Headshot

Anunoby is dealing with an ankle injury and is considered day-to-day, Michael Grange of Rogers Sportsnet reports.

Anunoby apparently picked up an ankle injury during Game 4, though was still able to practice Tuesday. That said, it's enough to tentatively consider him questionable for Wednesday's Game 5 against Washington. More information should arrive following morning shootaround.
1:52 pm (EST)
Fred VanVleet Headshot

VanVleet (shoulder) took part in practice Tuesday, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.

VanVleet was initially listed as doubtful on the Raptors' game notes, but his participation in practice at least appears to be a step in the right direction. Coach Dwane Casey called VanVleet "day-to-day" in advance of Game 5, and more information likely won't come until shootaround Wednesday morning.
1:46 pm (EST)
Luc Mbah a Moute Headshot

Mbah a Moute (shoulder) could be reevaluated sometime next week, per coach Mike D'Antoni, Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Mbah a Moute dislocated his right shoulder in Game 81 of the regular season, and while there was initially some hope that he may be able to get back before the end of Round 1, that ultimately won't be the case. It's unclear at this point just how close Mbah a Moute may be to returning, but if the evaluation goes well, he could conceivably return sometime during Round 2, assuming the Rockets are able to close out their first-round series against the Timberwolves.
1:13 pm (EST)
Bogdan Bogdanovic Headshot

Bogdanovic had a post-season MRI which revealed a slight tear of the meniscus in his left knee. As a result, he will undergo a "minimally invasive meniscus debridement procedure", Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports.

This news is relatively out of the blue, as the rookie missed just four games this past year and there was no word of him dealing with knee soreness towards the end of the season. He also played well, averaging 11.8 points on 44.6 percent from the field and 39.2 percent from deep, 3.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 27.9 minutes. More information on a recovery timetable should be provided after the surgery.
1:11 pm (EST)
George Hill Headshot

Hill (back) was a partial participant in Tuesday's practice, going through shooting drills, Dave McMenamin of reports. He remains questionable for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Pacers and will start if he's cleared to play.

Hill continues to nurse back spasms, which caused him to miss Game 4, prompting Jose Calderon to start and produce five points, two rebounds and two assists across 19 minutes. More information on Hill's condition and availability will likely be available following Wednesday's morning shootaround.
1:03 pm (EST)
Josh Richardson Headshot

Richardson (shoulder) went through morning shootaround and remains questionable for Tuesday's Game 5 against the 76ers, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Despite some confusion regarding the type of shoulder injury he has, Richardson was able to go through morning shootaround -- a good sign for his availability. That said, he's apparently still dealing with some discomfort, so the team won't go as far as to rule him in. If he ends up taking the floor, he'll likely be less than 100 percent.
12:12 pm (EST)
Andrew Bogut Headshot

Bogut's two-year deal with the Sydney Kings is for two years with no NBA or European outs, retiring him from the NBA, Roy Ward of The Age reports.

As a result of injuries and diminished effectiveness, Bogut has played only 51 games over the past two seasons for Dallas, Cleveland and the Lakers, averaging 2.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 16.0 minutes. Prior to that, he spent four years with the Warriors played a role in their early success, averaging 6.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.7 blocks in 23.7 minutes. His career began in Milwaukee, where he was drafted with the No.1 overall pick back in 2005. He posted 12.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 blocks per game during his seven years with the team.
12:03 pm (EST)
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