Tolliver reportedly took an elbow to the nose in the first half, limiting him to 14 minutes off the bench. It's unclear if he'll miss any time because of it, though there's a chance he's fitted for a mask in order to play through the ailment. Tentatively consider Tolliver questionable for Thursday's game against the Hawks.
Against the Knicks, Ball set aside his offensive struggles and turned in a 17 point performance on Tuesday. Shooting 25.8 percent from three, the rookie guard found his shot after sinking 3-of-6 shots from beyond the arc. Tuesday's solid scoring night aside, Ball has only scored in the double-digits in nine games. As a result, Ball has been way more miss than hit in the scoring department. Consider his 17 points to be a rare bonus in what has been a disappointing season.
Since returning from an ankle injury four games ago, Porzingis' offensive output has steadily increased game by game. The New York forward is back to the form that has averaged a career-high 26.0 points this season. Against the Lakers, Porzingis unloaded from three-point land, sinking 5-of-8 three pointers. On Tuesday, he led the team with 26 shots, pushing his career-high average to 20.8 shots per game for the season. As a result, Porzingis is shooting at a career-best 46.4 percent from the floor and a career-high 39.6 percent from beyond the arc. It is evident that Porzingis has taken ownership of the Knicks offense and has elevated his offensive game to new heights.
Dorsey hasn't seen the floor for the Hawks over the last three games, so he'll head to the G-League to see extended reps and work on his overall development. Even when he's recalled, Dorsey will remain off the fantasy radar.
Barton suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter and didn't return, though the Nuggets had nearly a 20-point lead at that time and there was no need to bring him back. Either way, look for Barton to potentially undergo additional tests to determine if he'll miss any time moving forward. Tentatively consider Barton questionable for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.
Bogdanovic at shooting guard in place of George Hill on Sunday, but Hill is returning to the starting lineup for Monday's contest. The 25-year-old rookie recorded 15 points (5-10 FG, 4-8 3PT, 1-2 FT), one rebound, and one assist across 30 minutes in Sunday's loss. He will presumably see his workload decrease with Hill's return.
Holmes will get his second start of the season Tuesday, as he pairs up in the frontcourt with Joel Embiid. The decision to insert him in the lineup is likely matchup based, but he has been playing well lately. The 24-year-old has averaged 12.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and 0.7 blocks across 21.8 minutes in the previous three games. He would become worth a flier in deeper leagues if he could start seeing consistent minutes in the twenties.
Covington will miss his second straight game due to a lower back contusion after being ruled a game-time decision heading into the contest. The 76ers will bump Dario Saric up to small forward for the contest and Richaun Holmes will get the start in the front court alongside Joel Embiid. Look for Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot to also see an uptick in minutes off the bench with Covington out.
The 76ers labeled Embiid a game-time decision heading into Tuesday evening's game even after he was able to participate in the morning's shootaround. The star big man missed the team's previous two games while nursing a sore back. It remains to be seen if the team will be cautious with his minutes in an attempt to avoid aggravating the issue. Embiid has logged more than 30 minutes in six of his previous seven games.
Murray picked up the start on Saturday with Tony Parker getting the night off for rest, posting a respectable eight points (4-11 FG), a career-high 14 rebounds and four assists across 27 minutes. It was an especially impressive performance on the boards, but with Parker back in the starting five Tuesday, Murray will shift back to the bench. Considering Murray was a DNP-CD the previous game and logged just one minute in a game prior to that, he can be avoided for fantasy purposes. Patty Mills should operate as the backup point guard to Parker.
Gasol got the night off Saturday for rest, but as expected, will rejoin the lineup Tuesday. He'll take on his typical workload as the team's starting center, so fantasy owners can go ahead and activate him as usual. With Gasol back in the lineup, LaMarcus Aldridge will shift back over to power forward and Joffrey Lauvergne could fall completely out of the rotation once again.
Parker was held out of Saturday's mathcup with the Suns for injury management purposes, but as expected, he's back in the lineup following a one-game layoff. He'll immediately reclaim his role in the starting five and should see a similar workload to the 17.8 minutes he averaged over six games this season. That said, that fairly limited workload keep him off the radar in the majority of fantasy leagues. Dejounte Murray will head back to the bench in the corresponding move, with Patty Mills potentially losing a few minutes as well.
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