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  • Nikola Jovic PF | MIA

    Heat's Nikola Jovic: Not traveling with team

    Jovic (back) didn't travel with the Heat for their upcoming two-game road trip.

    Jovic, who hasn't played in an NBA game since Dec. 26, will remain sidelined for Tuesday's matchup in Toronto and Wednesday's contest in New York. His next chance to suit up will come Saturday against Dallas, but there's been no indication the rookie first-round pick is close to returning to game action.

  • Kyle Lowry PG | MIA

    Heat's Kyle Lowry: Listed as questionable

    Lowry (knee) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Raptors according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

    Lowry's minutes have been held in check for the past five games as the Heat continue to exercise caution. Tuesday's game is the front end of a back-to-back set, so we could see Lowry sit out one of these games. Look for Gabe Vincent to pick up the slack if that's the case.

  • De'Aaron Fox PG | SAC

    Kings' De'Aaron Fox: Available to play Monday

    Fox (hamstring) is available to play Monday against Minnesota, James Ham of ESPN 1320 Sacramento reports.

    Fox was originally questionable, but he was a full participant at the team's morning shootaround and will give it a go Monday night. If the Kings win, they will advance to the postseason for the first time in 16 years. Davion Mitchell will likely head to the bench with Fox available.

  • De'Aaron Fox PG | SAC

    Kings' De'Aaron Fox: Participates in shootaround

    Fox (hamstring), who's officially listed as questionable for Monday's game against Minnesota, participated in the Kings' morning shootaround, James Ham of ESPN 1320 Sacramento reports.

    Fox was sidelined for Saturday's win over Utah due to a sore right hamstring, but he's trending in the right direction ahead of Monday's matchup. Before his absence, the lefty point guard appeared in nine straight games and averaged 23.6 points, 4.6 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 31.3 minutes during that stretch.

  • Joel Embiid C | PHI

    76ers' Joel Embiid: Downgraded to out

    Embiid (calf) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup against the Nuggets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Embiid attempted to participate in the 76ers' morning shootaround, but the team opted to shut him down as a precaution. The MVP candidates' absence will mark his first missed game since March 1, but there's been no indication that the issue will cause him to miss multiple contests. Embiid's next chance to suit up will arrive Wednesday against Dallas.

  • James Harden PG | PHI

    76ers' James Harden: Expected to play Monday

    Harden (Achilles) is expected to play Monday against Denver, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

    Harden went through the morning shootaround and is on track to return from a three-game absence. The 76ers will be without Joel Embiid (calf), so Harden will likely have a ton of usage coming his way.

  • Jaden Shackelford: Solid performance in win

    Shackelford finished with 21 points (7-15 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and two assists in 32 minutes during Thursday's 100-94 win over the Ignite.

    Shackelford was able to get back on track against the Ignite, finishing as one of the leading scorers on an efficient clip. Expect him to continue to play at a high level as one of the main offensive weapons for the Blue.

  • 76ers' Danuel House: Will play Monday

    House (shoulder) said he'll play Monday against the Nuggets, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    House was a full participant at the morning shootaround and deemed himself ready for game action. However, James Harden (Achilles) is trending in the right direction too, and if he's cleared, House would likely be a fringe rotation player.

  • Xavier Moon SG | LAC

    Clippers' Xavier Moon: Solid performance in loss

    Moon finished with 27 points (11-20 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six assists and five rebounds in 37 minutes during Wednesday's 98-96 loss to the Memphis Hustle.

    Once again, Moon put on a spectacular offensive performance by leading the team in points and three-pointers made. However, it wasn't enough to help Ontario secure the victory as they lost a close one to the Hustle.

  • Will Barton SG | TOR

    Raptors' Will Barton: Unlikely to play Tuesday

    Barton (ankle) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Heat, Blake Murphy of reports.

    Barton left Sunday's game after spraining his ankle and didn't practice Monday, so it's not surprising to see the veteran forward unlikely to play Tuesday. If Gary Trent (elbow) is also ruled out, Jeff Dowtin and Malachi Flynn would be candidates for increased roles in the backcourt.

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