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Malcolm Brogdon (concussion) optimistic for Pacers on Wednesday

Indiana Pacers shooting guard Malcolm Brogdon (concussion) said he is "optimistic" about playing Wednesday versus the Chicago Bulls.

What It Means:

Brogdon sat out the last two games and remains in the concussion protocol, but he could get cleared on Wednesday. T.J. McConnell has been starting in place of Brogdon and Aaron Holiday has seen a boost off the bench.

Brogdon is averaging 33.5 FanDuel points per game. numberFire's models project him for 19.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.6 3-pointers over the rest of the season.

Source: J. Michael (@ThisIsJMichael), IndyStar

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Joel Embiid (hand) a GTD for 76ers versus Warriors

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (hand) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game versus the Golden State Warriors.

What It Means:

Embiid hasn't played since January 6. He met with the surgeon who operated on his hand Tuesday to seek clearance for a return. If Embiid is cleared, Matisse Thybulle will likely return to the second unit. Ben Simmons also figures to be less involved on offense.

numberFire's models expect Embiid to score 47.1 FanDuel points on Tuesday. He's priced at $9,000.

Source: Jon Johnson

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Kyrie Irving (personal) not listed on Brooklyn's injury report for Wednesday's game against Pistons

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (personal) is not listed on the team's injury report for Wednesday's game against the Detroit Pistons.

What It Means:

Irving is likely to return after missing one game for personal reasons. In his usual role with Brooklyn's starting unit, our models project Irving to score 46.0 FanDuel points.

Irving's projection against the Pistons includes 26.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 6.7 assists.

Source: Kristian Winfield

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Pacers' Victor Oladipo (knee, quad) to make season debut Wednesday

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (knee, quad) will make his season debut on Wednesday against the Chicago Bulls.

What It Means:

Pacers head coach Nate McMillan said Oladipo, who hasn't played in over a year, will be on a minutes limit until the All-Star break. The Pacers will then re-evaluate Oladipo's rule during the break. Oladipo is going to be handled with extreme care, but this is obviously encouraging news.

Oladipo averaged 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.7 steals, and 2.1 3-pointers on 42.3 percent shooting from the field last season.

Source: J. Michael (@ThisIsJMichael), IndyStar

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Myles Turner (illness) misses Pacers practice Tuesday

Indiana Pacers forward/center Myles Turner (illness) was sent home from Tuesday's practice.

What It Means:

Turner missed Sunday's game and he may be held out again Wednesday versus the Chicago Bulls. JaKarr Sampson drew the start in place of Turner, but Domantas Sabonis benefitted the most, with 27 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists for his second career triple-double.

Turner is averaging 53.1 FanDuel points per game. numberFire's models project him for 27.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.6 steals, 1.7 blocks, and 0.5 3-pointers over the rest of the season.

Source: J. Michael (@ThisIsJMichael), IndyStar

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DeAndre Jordan (finger) will return for Nets on Wednesday

Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan (right middle finger) will play Wednesday versus the Detroit Pistons.

What It Means:

Jordan missed the past five games. His return will likely cut into Jarrett Allen's workload and could cause Nic Claxton to fall out of the rotation. Jordan was averaging 7.8 points and 8.8 rebounds in January before the injury.

DAJ is averaging 53.1 FanDuel points per game. numberFire's models project him for 8.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks over the rest of the season.

Source: Alex Schiffer, The Athletic

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Nets optimistic Kyrie Irving (personal) will return Wednesday

Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson is "optimistic" that guard Kyrie Irving (personal) will play Wednesday versus the Detroit Pistons.

What It Means:

Irving reportedly left the arena on Sunday and didn't play after hearing about Kobe Bryant's death. He practiced on Tuesday and seems to be on track for Wednesday's contest. Spencer Dinwiddie will likely return to the second unit. Irving is averaging 25.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 2.0 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 2.8 3-pointers over the last five games.

Kyrie is averaging 47.0 FanDuel points per game. numberFire's models project him for 26.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.5 blocks, and 3.2 3-pointers over the rest of the season.

Source: Alex Schiffer, The Athletic

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Kristaps Porzingis (knee) questionable for Mavericks on Tuesday

Dallas Mavericks forward/center Kristaps Porzingis (left knee/injury recovery) is questionable for Tuesday's game versus the Phoenix Suns.

What It Means:

This is the Mavericks' first back-to-back since Porzingis returned from his knee injury last week, so they may play it safe and hold him out. Porzingis scored 14 points with 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, and 2 3-pointers in 26.5 minutes on Monday. Maxi Kleber may make a start if Porzingis is unavailable. Willie Cauley-Stein could also see a decent share of minutes on Tuesday in his expected Mavericks debut.

numberFire's models expect KP to score 35.7 FanDuel points on Tuesday. He's priced at $7,000.

Source: NBA Injury Report

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Kevin Porter Jr. (ankle) questionable for Cavaliers versus Pelicans

Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Kevin Porter Jr. (right ankle sprain) is questionable to play on Tuesday versus the New Orleans Pelicans.

What It Means:

Porter tweaked his ankle in his return to action on Monday, but he managed to play through it after a brief exit. He scored 9 points (4-of-8 field goals, 1-of-1 free throws) with 1 rebound, 3 steals, and 1 block in 16.4 minutes. Darius Garland is getting a breather on the second leg of the back-to-back set, so Porter could draw a start on Tuesday if he's cleared. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

numberFire's models expect KPJ to score 13.2 FanDuel points on Tuesday. He's priced at $3,900.

Source: NBA Injury Report

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Kendrick Nunn (Achilles) questionable for Heat on Tuesday

Miami Heat shooting guard Kendrick Nunn (Achilles soreness) is questionable to play on Tuesday versus the Boston Celtics.

What It Means:

Tyler Herro has averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.0 3-pointers the past two games while starting in place of Nunn. He will likely make another start Tuesday if Nunn remains out. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 PM ET.

numberFire's models expect Nunn to score 26.4 FanDuel points on Tuesday. He's priced at $5,100.

Source: NBA Injury Report

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