Rodney Hood SG/SF UTA 3 Hrs
Hood isn't with the Jazz in advance of Friday's game at Denver due to gastrointestinal distress.
The Jazz return home after Friday's tilt to take on the Thunder on Saturday, which likely includes his best odds of returning to action in the next two games. With Gordon Hayward (collarbone) listed as probable Friday, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap should serve as the primary wing options off the bench.
Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 3 Hrs
Hayward (collarbone) is listed as probable for Friday's game at Denver.
Hayward's Grade 1 AC sprain in his left shoulder will seemingly contain him to two DNPs, but such an injury should be monitored closely until he displays an ability to play through the concern. No matter, he'll likely hold down his typical spot at small forward Friday.
O. J. Mayo SG MIL 3 Hrs
Mayo (hamstring) will take the floor Thursday against the Pacers.
Mayo has been absent for nine of 12 games this month due to a lingering hamstring issue, but when he's played, he's logged a combined 23 minutes. Included in that run is a six-minute showing Tuesday against the Heat, meaning a minutes limit almost certainly hangs over his head.
Jared Dudley SG/SF MIL 4 Hrs
Dudley (back) will take the court Thursday against the Pacers.
Out of commission since Mar. 12 due to a lower back concern, Dudley will make his return, with a minutes limit likely hanging over his head. As a result, there's little reason to rely upon him for fantasy production right off the bat.
Chris Andersen PF/C MIA 4 Hrs
Andersen (calf) is questionable for Friday's matchup with the Hawks, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Andersen missed Wednesday's game with a calf bruise, but he's been upgraded to questionable Friday. If he plays, he has a good chance to start, as Hassan Whiteside (hand) is currently doubtful to play.
Dwyane Wade SG MIA 4 Hrs
Wade (knee) is questionable for Friday's game against the Hawks, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Despite his willingness to play through swelling, Wade was held out of Wednesday's game against the Celtics after falling on his left knee versus Milwaukee on Tuesday. At this point, it's difficult to think Wade will sit out two straight games, but more details should be available after he has a chance to move around during shootaorund.
Hassan Whiteside PF/C MIA 4 Hrs
Whiteside (hand) is considered doubtful to play against the Hawks on Friday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Whiteside missed Wednesday's game against the Celtics after suffering a laceration to his right hand against the Bucks on Tuesday. The cut required stitches, and currently it's at risk of being broken open. Whiteside should continue to be considered day-to-day going forward. With Chris Andersen (calf) questionable, the Heat could again have to get creative with its starting five.
Allen Crabbe SG POR 4 Hrs
Crabbe started for Nicolas Batum (back) on Wednesday, putting up eight points (3-6 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five rebounds, and one block in 30 minutes during the Blazers' win in Utah.
The Blazers placed Batum in their initial starting lineup, but after the Frenchman's back tightened up in pregame warmups, coach Terry Stotts turned to Crabbe rather than veteran Dorell Wright for the nod. Crabbe responded with two corner treys and adequate defense, pushing the Blazers to 8-0 when he starts. In those games, he's averaged 4.1 points (on 35 percent shooting), 2.4 rebounds, one assist, and 0.9 three-pointers in 21 minutes. If Batum is held out again Friday at Phoenix, Crabbe could garner yet another start.
Kyle Anderson F SA 4 Hrs
Anderson was assigned to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League on Thursday.
This will be Anderson's fifth D-League stint of the season. The versatile UCLA product is averaging 22.1 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 40.6 minutes in 21 previous D-League games.
Richard Jefferson SF DAL 5 Hrs
Jefferson (back) is questionable for Friday's game against the Spurs, Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Jefferson left Tuesday's game due to back spasms and has been deemed "day-to-day" by the team. The Mavs will wait until Friday to give Jefferson and final evaluation and rule him in or out for the matchup with San Antonio.