Mason Plumlee C BKN 7 hours ago
Plumlee is expected to return to a bench role Tuesday against the Pacers.
With Thaddeus Young expected back in the lineup, the expectation is that Plumlee will return to the bench after logging a pair of starts in Young's place. Despite entering the starting lineup, Plumlee's minutes were still capped at 24 and 23 minutes, respectively, so his workload shouldn't take much of a hit as moves back to a reserve role.
Rodney Hood SG/SF UTA 7 hours ago
Hood has been diagnosed with a concussion, the Jazz's official site reports.
Hood was removed from Monday's win in Minnesota after taking an elbow to the head, an act that will ultimately place him in the league's concussion protocol. Due to the murky nature of head injuries, consider the wing out indefinitely as he traverses his way back to the court.
Patrick Beverley G HOU 8 hours ago
Beverley underwent a procedure to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist Tuesday, which will require four months to recover, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Because the ligament needed to be reattached in his thumb, any hope was erased that Beverley would heal in time for the Western Conference finals, if the Rockets would have advanced to the round. He'll now don a cast for 10 weeks but should be approaching full health by the time he hits unrestricted free agency on July 1. His brand of hard-nosed defense will be of particular interest to other organizations, especially after averaging a career-high 4.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 2.1 three-pointers this season.
Brandan Wright PF PHO 8 hours ago
Wright could become an interesting player to add if Alex Len (broken nose) has to miss any games.
Wright stepped into the starting lineup when Len was sidelined almost two weeks ago, and Wright averaged 17.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks in 38 minutes per game in those contests. His value is largely contingent on whether or not Len plays, so only stream Wright into standard leagues or for daily games if Len gets ruled out.
Greg Monroe PF/C DET 8 hours ago
Monroe (knee) will sit out again Tuesday versus Atlanta, David Mayo of MLive.com reports.
Monroe will remain out for the eighth straight game as he continues to battle a knee injury. The Pistons haven't offered much of an update regarding his status, and it appears he's being evaluated on a game-to-game basis.
Tim Frazier G POR 8 hours ago
Frazier signed with the Blazers for the rest of the season Tuesday, The Oregonian reports.
In need of backcourt depth due to Wesley Matthews' season-ending Achilles tear, Frazier arrives to act as a third point guard with CJ McCollum receiving most of his recent run at two-guard. Previously, Frazier spent time with the Sixers this season, averaging 5.7 points (on 30 percent shooting), 7.2 assists, 3.2 rebounds, and one steal in 29 minutes. Because his second 10-day deal with that organization was terminated prior to Mar. 1 -- Feb. 24, to be exact -- he'll be eligible to take part in the playoffs with Portland.
Kevin Durant SF OKC 8 hours ago
Durant (foot) underwent successful bone graft surgery Tuesday, NBA.com reports.
Durant has been given a timetable of 4-to-6 months to return to basketball activities, putting his status for the start of next season in jeopardy. Knowing Durant, he'll do all he can to return as soon as possible, but given the situation, the Thunder's medical staff will ultimately have the final say as to how quickly his recovery progresses.
DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 8 hours ago
Cousins will likely continue to sit out some of the Kings' nine remaining games, and there's a chance he could sit out the majority of their road games (five), ESPN reports. "At home, I'd like to go in and (let Cousins play) every game. But on the road, I might experiment a little bit more." coach George Karl said.
The Kings have nine more games this season. Their next game is on the road Wednesday against the Rockets, and then they have two games at home to finish this week of fantasy action. Over the final week and a half of the regular season, the Kings will then have seven games starting next Tuesday, with five of those games coming on the road, which could mean Cousins ends up sitting out five of the Kings' next nine games. The production that Cousins should offer in the Kings' two home gamers this week makes him worth hanging on to in most leagues for the remainder of this week, but if your league is still going starting next week, and the news is the same, Cousins will be droppable at that time for one-year leagues.
Joe Harris SG CLE 9 hours ago
Harris was reassigned to the Canton Charge of the D-League on Tuesday.
Harris will likely remain with the Charge for their final two games of the season Wednesday and Friday before returning to the Cavs for the rest of the regular season and playoffs. The rookie out of Virginia is averaging 15.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in nine games for Canton.
Deron Williams PG BKN 9 hours ago
Williams was present at Tuesday's shootaround after missing Monday's practice due to illness, Andy Vasquez of The Record reports.
The illness doesn't look to be anything serious, and unless Williams' condition goes downhill during the afternoon, he'll be in the starting lineup at point guard Tuesday versus Indiana. Williams is coming off of a 13-point, nine-rebound performance against the Lakers on Sunday.