Derrick Rose PG CHI 24 minutes ago
Rose (knee) will not play Wednesday against the Bucks, Yahoo! Sports reports.
This news comes as no surprise, but it's worth confirming that the point guard is yet to clear the final hurdles in his recovery. Neither Rose nor the team have established a target return date, but the hope is that Rose will be able to get at least a handful of games in prior to the start of the playoffs.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 35 minutes ago
Hickson (knee) is considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Jazz, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
Hickson is dealing with some soreness in his right knee and is in danger of missing Wednesday's contest. With Darrell Arthur (calf) already out, Joffrey Lauvergne and Jusuf Nurkic could pick up some extra minutes if Hickson is held out.
Darrell Arthur PF DEN 40 minutes ago
Arthur (calf) will sit out Wednesday against the Jazz, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
Arthur has been plagued by injuries for the better part of the second half of the season, but even when he's in the lineup, he has not been effective. J.J. Hickson (knee) is also considered questionable for the Nuggets.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 42 minutes ago
Martin (hamstring) said he remains questionable to play Wednesday, and he'll wait to see how his hamstring feels following an afternoon nap, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The report suggests that Martin did not sound confident that he'll be ready, but a decision won't come until he's able to test it out in warmups. Martin did not that if he does not play Wednesday, he'll be ready to go Friday against Orlando.
Kris Humphries PF/C WAS 47 minutes ago
Humphries (groin) is expected to make his return to the court Wednesday, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.
Fantasy owners can finally breathe a sigh of relief, as Humphries is slated to return after missing 15 straight games with a nagging groin injury. He's been up-and-down for most of the season, but he did string together an impressive run of three double-doubles in four games near the end of January, so he can be of use in daily formats against certain matchups. That said, he'll likely be working his way back up to speed, so he's best avoided Wednesday.
Greivis Vasquez G TOR 50 minutes ago
Vasquez is expected to remain the starting point guard for at least two more games, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.
It should be noted that Vasquez has not officially been named the starter, but he's filled in for Kyle Lowry (back) all season, so there is really not reason to believe that won't continue. Lowry has been ruled out for Wednesday's game, and the team said he's highly unlikely to play Friday against Brooklyn. While Vazquez should see a minutes load in the low-30s, he's somewhat of a risky play after an ugly three-point (1-10 FG, 1-6 3Pt) performance against the Rockets on Monday.
Kyle Lowry PG TOR 54 minutes ago
Lowry (back) is with the team in Minnesota for Wednesday's game, but he will not play, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports. Lowry is unlikely to play Friday in Brooklyn, as well.
Lowry has missed the last three games, and five of the last six, while continuing to nurse the back injury that's plagued him throughout the second half of the season. Greivis Vasquez will continue to fill in for Lowry, who is unlikely to return until he's 100 percent, as the Raptors' top priority is having their All-Star ready for the playoffs.
J. J. Barea G DAL 56 minutes ago
Barea (ankle) told reporters Wednesday morning that he's ready to return against the Thunder, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.
Barea missed the last four games with a sprained ankle, but he should return to his usual bench role Wednesday. Barea averaged fewer than 18 minutes per game in March, rendering him close to unusable in most formats.
Jerami Grant SF PHI 59 minutes ago
Grant (illness) is slated to start Wednesday against the Wizards, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Grant missed Monday's game with an illness, but he'll return Wednesday and supplant Robert Covington, who started the last two games in place of Jason Richardson (knee) in the starting lineup. Grant averaged nearly 23 minutes per game in March but his production hasn't been close to worthy of consideration in most fantasy leagues.
Joe Harris SG CLE 2 hours ago
Harris was recalled from the D-League on Wednesday.
Harris played only one game for Canton on this latest trip, and he could be sent back down for the Charge's season finale Friday. For now, though, he'll be with the Cavs for Wednesday's matchup with Miami.