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Marc Gasol (rest) will return for Grizzlies on Monday

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (rest) will play on Monday against the Boston Celtics, said head coach J.B. Bickerstaff.

What It Means:

Gasol sat out Saturday on the second half of a back-to-back set, but he'll be good to go on Monday night in Boston. That will presumably send Deyonta Davis back to the Grizzlies' bench.

Gasol is averaging 37.1 FanDuel points per game this season. Over the remainder of the year, numberFire's models project him to record 17.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.7 steals, and 1.9 blocks per contest.

Source: Michael Wallace

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Kosta Koufos not on Kings' injury report against Lakers

Sacramento Kings forward/center Kosta Koufos is not on the team's final injury report for Saturday's matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers.

What It Means:

Koufos missed Thursday's matchup, but with Zach Randolph starting and Skal Labissiere active tonight, it's possible that he winds up with a DNP-CD.

Koufos is averaging 17.9 FanDuel points per game this season and he comes with a $8,000 price tag on Saturday.

Source: Jason Jones

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Garrett Temple returns to Kings' bench versus Lakers

Sacramento Kings guard Garrett Temple will come off the bench on Saturday night versus the Los Angeles Lakers.

What It Means:

Temple got the nod on Wednesday, but with De'Aaron Fox (pink eye) back in action tonight, the 31-year-old veteran will move back to the Kings' bench. He's averaging 10.1 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.6 3-pointers in 20 games as a reserve this season.

numberFire's models project Temple to score 14.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $7,500 on Saturday.

Source: Jason Jones

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De'Aaron Fox (pink eye) in Kings' starting lineup on Saturday

Sacramento Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox (pink eye) is starting on Saturday against the Los Angeles Lakers.

What It Means:

Fox will return after missing the Kings' first game out of the All-Star break. As a result, Garrett Temple will move back to the bench.

numberFire's models project Fox to score 23.2 FanDuel points at a cost of $11,000 on Saturday.

Source: Jason Jones

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Lonzo Ball (knee) sitting for Lakers on Saturday in second half of back-to-back

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball (knee) will not play on Saturday night against the Sacramento Kings.

What It Means:

Lakers head coach Luke Walton said Ball's knee "responded well" on Friday in his first game back after missing over a month, but the rookie will be held out tonight as a precaution on the second half of a back-to-back set. He should return to action on Monday against the Atlanta Hawks.

Lonzo is averaging 33.5 FanDuel points per game this season. Over the remainder of the year, numberFire's models project him to record 13.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 1.4 steals, and 0.8 3-pointers per game.

Source: Mike Trudell

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Jimmy Butler could reportedly return for Timberwolves in 4-6 weeks

Minnesota Timberwolves guard/forward Jimmy Butler (knee) is expected to undergo surgery in the next few days and could return within 4-6 weeks, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

What It Means:

This means Butler won't be back until April. Nemanja Bjelica is getting the start tonight against the Chicago Bulls and figures to benefit the most while Jimmy Buckets is sidelined.

Butler is averaging 41.4 FanDuel points per game this season. Upon return, numberFire's models project him to record 25.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.5 steals, and 3.4 3-pointers per game over the remainder of the year.

Source: Shams Charania

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Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica starting for Jimmy Butler (knee)

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica is starting in place of the injured Jimmy Butler on Saturday, according to The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski.

What It Means:

As expected, Bjelica's going to take over at small forward for Minnesota. He previously started in his place. Expect Jamal Crawford to get more minutes as well.

Our models project Bjelica for 28.7 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,500 on Saturday night.

Source: Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic

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Suns' Tyson Chandler (neck) out Saturday against Portland

Phoenix Suns center Tyson Chandler will remain out on Saturday, according to Craig Grialou of Arizona Sports.

What It Means:

With Chandler sidelined, Alex Len will make a third straight start for Phoenix. Chandler's been dealing with neck spasms, but the team says he'll be back "hopefully soon."

Chandler's projected for 8.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 26.8 minutes per game over the remainder of the 2017-18 season.

Source: Craig Grialou, Arizona Sports

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Update: Marc Gasol (rest) out as Grizzlies square off with Heat

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol won't play Saturday against the Miami Heat.

What It Means:

Gasol was already taken out of the starting lineup, but it's since been confirmed that he's not playing at all. Deyonta Davis is starting in his stead and we could see some Ivan Rabb off the bench.

Gasol has averaged 30.3 FanDuel points and 30 minutes over his last 5 games.

Source: Memphis Grizzlies

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Deyonta Davis starting in place of Marc Gasol Saturday for Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies power forward/center Deyonta Davis will start Saturday versus the Miami Heat.

What It Means:

Marc Gasol is probably getting a veteran's night off. Davis, a second-year player, is starting his second game of the year.

Davis is projected to play 16.7 minutes and tally 17.2 FanDuel points at a price of $3,500.

Source: Memphis Grizzlies

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