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Johnson (knee) will be active for Saturday's game against the Pistons, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Johnson sat out Friday's game against the Celtics for injury management purposes and, as expected, will be available Saturday. However, Johnson has seen his minutes fluctuate as of late, playing 15, 26, and 32 minutes in his last three contests, respectively.
Vincent (ankle) will be active for Saturday's game against the Bucks barring any setbacks in warmups, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Although Vincent has not officially been ruled in for the contest, all signs point to Vincent taking the court Saturday. He will likely be thrust into a larger role with Kyle Lowry (knee) sidelined and Victor Oladipo (ankle) doubtful and is a candidate to slide into the first unit. In five starts this season, Vincent has averaged 18.0 points, 3.4 assists and 3.0 rebounds across 35.5 minutes.
Terry was sent to the G League on Friday for a single matchup against the Wisconsin Herd and posted 15 points, six assists, four rebounds and one block in 30 minutes. Though Terry usually fills a depth role with Chicago, he could crack the rotation if either Patrick Williams (ankle) or Alex Caruso (foot) sits Saturday.
Garza amassed 17 points (7-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds and one assist in 10 minutes during Friday's 127-120 loss to the Magic.
Garza barely saw action Friday but made the most of his minutes, missing just two of his nine shots en route to posting a career-best scoring mark. He has posted four games with double digits so far this season, and all four have come since Dec. 30. The rookie struggles with consistency and has found it hard to adjust to the league at times, but he seems to be trending in the right direction. He's averaging 7.0 points and 2.6 rebounds across 10.3 minutes per game in 11 games since the start of January.
Edwards amassed 19 points (5-15 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 8-10 FT), five rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal over 38 minutes during Friday's 127-120 loss to the Magic.
Edwards had a rough shooting performance and ended with a subpar performance, at least according to his standards. The star guard snapped a run of seven games with at least 25 points, but this should be nothing more than a bump on the road for one of the most dynamic scorers in the league. Edwards is averaging 26.8 points per game while shooting 45.6 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from three-point range since the start of January.
Russell notched 29 points (9-20 FG, 6-16 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 10 rebounds, six assists, one block and two steals across 38 minutes during Friday's 127-120 loss to the Magic.
The Timberwolves ended up losing Friday, but Russell had an excellent game, posting his sixth double-double of the season and also reaching the 25-point mark for the third time in his last four contests. Russell has posted double-digit scoring figures in 11 games in a row and is clearly trending in the right direction, averaging 22.1 points, 6.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game in that span.
Fultz accumulated 15 points (6-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 30 minutes during Friday's 127-120 win over the Timberwolves.
Fultz was efficient from the field and also contributed enough in peripheral stats to deliver a solid overall performance. Fultz is averaging 13.4 points, 5.8 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game since the start of January and is finally finding rhythm and consistency after the beginning of his career was decimated by injuries and shooting woes. The best proof of that is the fact that he's started in each of his 32 appearances this season.
Anthony supplied 20 points (6-8 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 6-8 FT), eight rebounds, six assists, one block and one steal in 27 minutes during Friday's 127-120 win over the Timberwolves.
Anthony has scored in double digits in six of his last nine outings off the bench and has reached the 20-point threshold three times in that span, so he's emerging as a reliable contributor off the bench for an Orlando team that needs all the offense they can get on a game-to-game basis. The former North Carolina standout is averaging 12.2 points per game this season while operating mostly on a bench role.
Banchero posted 11 points (3-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-9 FT), eight rebounds, four assists and one steal in 33 minutes during Friday's 127-120 victory over the Timberwolves.
The game between Orlando and Minnesota will be remembered for the scuffle between Austin Rivers and Mo Bamba. Unfortunately, it was also one of the worst games for Banchero -- at least from an efficiency perspective. The rookie continues to produce and has been a focal point of the Magic's offense all season long, but his percentages continue to move in the wrong direction. He's making just 40.2 percent of his shots and 29.6 percent from deep since the start of January.
Clarkson closed with 24 points (10-21 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 1-3 FT), five rebounds and three assists across 31 minutes during Friday's 115-108 loss to Atlanta.
Clarkson turned in an above-average scoring night but struggled to find his shooting touch from three. After ending January with a few disappointing performances, he's started February with back-to-back 20-plus point showings and remains a viable roster option in most fantasy formats.