Otto Porter SF WAS 3 Hrs


Porter will jump into the starting lineup since Paul Pierce is currently dealing with a knee injury. The backup will likely see added time on the court but still is a limited option, even in extended minutes.

Patrick Beverley G HOU 3 Hrs

Beverley (illness) is expected to start Friday.

He was questionable, but was able to make it through shootaround and should start at the point Friday. Beverley has missed two games with the illness, but owners can anticipate him seeing his typical 25-30 minutes alongside James Harden (ankle), who is also expected to play through an ailment Friday against the lowly Nets.

Cleanthony Early SF NY 3 Hrs

Early will start at small forward against Detroit on Friday.

Early will step back into a starting role at the three spot with Jose Calderon (Achilles) out, which forced Langston Galloway and Tim Hardaway further into the backcourt by taking up the point guard and shooting guard spots, respectively. Early's per-minute production hasn't been impressive, though, and there's no guarantee he'll get much usage Friday.

James Harden SG HOU 3 Hrs

Harden (ankle) is expected to start Friday.

He had been listed as questionable, but it sounds like he will be able to play through any lingering discomfort. Harden was just 4-for-13 from the field in Wednesday's game, but was able to dish 10 assists en route to a second straight double-double. Deploy him as usual.

Bismack Biyombo PF/C CHA 3 Hrs

Biyombo (knee) will not play against the Celtics on Friday, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Biyombo should be considered day-to-day moving forward with his next opportunity to take the court coming against the Magic on Sunday.

Langston Galloway G NY 3 Hrs

Galloway will start at point guard against Detroit on Friday.

Galloway has been in the starting lineup at shooting guard for some time now, but his point guard looks were capped so long as Jose Calderon (Achilles) was available. Calderon is out Friday, though, which should lead to more usage and more assist opportunities for Galloway while Tim Hardaway starts at shooting guard. Detroit has been tough against opposing point guards lately, but the minutes and usage should both be there for Galloway.

Andre Iguodala SG/SF GS 3 Hrs

Iguodala will stay off the court against the Raptors on Friday to rest, The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Iguodala should be considered day-to-day moving forward, although it would be somewhat surprising if he didn't make a return to the court against the Celtics on Sunday.

Jose Calderon PG NY 3 Hrs

Calderon (Achilles) has been ruled out for Friday's game,'s Jonah Ballow reports.

He will be reevaluated with an MRI on Saturday, and we should get a better idea of the severity of his injury at that time. Langston Galloway, Shane Larkin and Alexey Shved should absorb all of the minutes at point guard Friday.

Evan Fournier SG ORL 3 Hrs

Fournier has a sore hip and has been ruled out Friday, FOX Sports Florida reports.

This is the first we have heard of a hip issue with Fournier, who has been coming off the bench for Orlando lately. When he is not seeing starter's minutes, Fournier is a difficult guy to use in most fantasy formats. Look for Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris to each see even more minutes than usual Friday.

Kelly Olynyk C BOS 4 Hrs

Olynyk (ankle) will return to practice Saturday and is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Warriors.

Olynyk's availability for Sunday's game will highly depend on how practices goes Saturday. As a result, further news should be released by the Celtics following that practice to determine whether or not he'll make his return to the court after being sidelined since Jan. 22.