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Derrick Rose (knee) not listed on Pistons' injury report for Wednesday's game against Brooklyn

Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose (knee) is not listed on the team's injury report for Wednesday's matchup against the Brooklyn Nets.

What It Means:

Rose is likely to return after missing one game with right knee soreness. In his usual role with Detroit's starting unit, our models project Rose to score 31.2 FanDuel points.

Rose's projection includes 18.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 5.9 assists.

Detroit's Andre Drummond (wrist) questionable for Wednesday's matchup against Nets

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (wrist) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Brooklyn Nets.

What It Means:

Drummond is questionable after suffering a left wrist sprain. Christian Wood should play an increased role offensively if Drummond is sidelined against the Nets.

Drummond's current projection on Wednesday includes 17.5 points, 14.9 rebounds, and 2.8 assists.

Toronto's Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (ankle) downgraded to doubtful on Tuesday

Toronto Raptors forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (ankle) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.

What It Means:

Hollis-Jefferson's Tuesday status is now doubtful after suffering a right ankle sprain on Sunday. Serge Ibaka should play more minutes off Toronto's bench if Hollis-Jefferson is ruled out.

Ibaka's current projection against the Hawks includes 13.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Darius Garland getting breather for Cavaliers on Tuesday in second leg of back-to-back

Cleveland Cavaliers rookie point guard Darius Garland (rest) is sitting out Tuesday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

What It Means:

The Cavaliers are giving Garland a breather on the second leg of a back-to-back set. He's shooting just 27.1 percent over the last four games, so a day off may be needed. It will be the rookie's first missed game. Kevin Porter Jr., who is questionable with an ankle sprain, could enter the starting lineup if he's active. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Per numberFire's NBA Heat Map, the Cavaliers-Pelicans game features the third-highest over/under (232.5 points) on Tuesday's 10-game slate.

Kyrie Irving (personal) practicing for Nets on Tuesday

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (personal) is practicing on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Irving reportedly left the arena on Sunday and missed the game after hearing about Kobe Bryant's death. He seems to be on track for Wednesday's game against the Detroit Pistons. Spencer Dinwiddie will likely return to the second unit.

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.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (shoulder) sitting for Bucks on Tuesday versus Wizards

Milwaukee Bucks small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (right shoulder soreness) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Washington Wizards.

What It Means:

Antetokounmpo wasn't listed on the previous injury report and the Bucks haven't played since last Friday, so the cause and severity of the injury are unknown. Ersan Ilyasova will likely make a spot start for the Bucks on Tuesday. There should also be more opportunities for Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe.

Per numberFire's NBA Heat Map, the Bucks have the highest implied total (130.25 points) on Tuesday's 10-game slate. The matchup also features the highest over/under (244.5 points). Ilyasova is averaging 33.1 FanDuel points as a starter this season.

Ricky Rubio (ankle) upgraded to probable for Suns on Tuesday

Phoenix Suns point guard Ricky Rubio (right ankle) has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's game against the Dallas Mavericks.

What It Means:

Rubio was initially listed as questionable, but he's on track to play after making it through shootaround. He shot just 1-for-10 from the field on Sunday, finishing with 5 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals.

numberFire's models expect Rubio to score 33.0 FanDuel points on Tuesday. He's priced at $5,600.

John Collins to start at center Tuesday as Hawks go small

Atlanta Hawks power forward John Collins will start at center on Tuesday versus the Toronto Raptors.

What It Means:

Bruno Fernando (left calf strain) and Alex Len (right hip) are both expected to sit Tuesday, so the Hawks will go small with Collins at the five. Cam Reddish and De'Andre Hunter will start at the forward spots. Damian Jones will be Collins' primary backup.

numberFire's models project Collins for 38.0 FanDuel points on Tuesday. He's priced at $7,500.

Bruno Fernando (calf) unlikely to play for Hawks on Tuesday

Atlanta Hawks power forward Bruno Fernando (left calf strain) is unlikely to play on Tuesday versus the Toronto Raptors, per head coach Lloyd Pierce.

What It Means:

Fernando exited Sunday's game early after posting career-highs with 14 points and 12 rebounds. The Hawks are going to go small on Tuesday, with John Collins at center and Cam Reddish and De'Andre Hunter at the forward spots. Alex Len (right hip flexor strain) is also out, so Damian Jones will back up Collins.

Per numberFire's NBA Heat Map, the Hawks-Raptors game features the second-highest over/under (233.0 points) on Tuesday's 10-game slate.

Bam Adebayo records 20-point triple-double in Heat victory

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo scored 20 points (10-of-16 field goals) with 10 rebounds, 10 assists, 1 steal, and 1 turnover in 32.3 minutes of a 113-92 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday.

What It Means:

Adebayo now has three triple-doubles on the season. He's scored at least 20 points in three of the last six games, with 10.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists in that span. The Heat will host the Boston Celtics on Tuesday in the second leg of their back-to-back set.

Adebayo scored 49.0 FanDuel points on Monday. numberFire's models project him for 40.4 FanDuel points on Tuesday, at a cost of $7,900.

Kings' Nemanja Bjelica flirts with 20-point triple-double

Sacramento Kings power forward Nemanja Bjelica scored 20 points (7-of-10 field goals, 2-of-2 free throws) with 9 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, 3 blocks, 4 3-pointers, and 2 turnovers in 41.3 minutes of a 133-129 overtime win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.

What It Means:

Bjelica set a new personal-best in assists while turning in his best all-around effort of the season. He's scored 20-plus twice in the past four games and should continue to see increased usage while Marvin Bagley (foot) is out. The Kings will host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

Bjelica scored 55.8 FanDuel points on Monday. numberFire's models project him for 15.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game over the rest of the season.

Buddy Hield heats up late, finishes with career-high 42 points in Kings' victory

Sacramento Kings shooting guard Buddy Hield scored 42 points (14-of-24 field goals, 5-of-5 free throws) with 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 9 3-pointers, and 2 turnovers in 37.7 minutes of a 133-129 overtime win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.

What It Means:

Hield poured in 20 points in the fourth quarter on 6-for-6 shooting, joining Kobe Bryant as the only two players in the last 20 years to score 20-plus on perfect shooting from the field in the fourth quarter of a comeback win after his team trailed by 25 points. The points set a new career-high for Hield and give him two 40-point games on the season. The Kings will host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

Hield scored 50.5 FanDuel points on Monday, his third-highest total of the season. numberFire's models project him for 19.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.9 steals, and 2.0 triples per game over the rest of the season.

Eric Gordon goes off for career-high 50 points, Rockets upset Jazz

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon scored 50 points (14-of-22 field goals, 16-of-20 free throws) with 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, 6 3-pointers, and 2 turnovers in 38.3 minutes of a 126-117 upset win over the Utah Jazz on Monday.

What It Means:

Gordon played one of the best games of his professional career on Monday, setting a new career-high in scoring while leading the Rockets to an impressive road win without James Harden (thigh), Russell Westbrook (rest) and Clint Capela (heel). His previous season-high was 27 points and he hadn't cleared 40 points in over a decade. Gordon should continue to thrive if Harden remains sidelined. The Rockets' next game is Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Gordon scored a season-best 68.7 FanDuel points on Monday. numberFire's models project him for 14.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals, and 2.4 triples per game over the rest of the season.

Memphis' Jae Crowder (knee) doubtful for Tuesday's matchup against Nuggets

Memphis Grizzlies forward Jae Crowder (knee) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Denver Nuggets.

What It Means:

Crowder is doubtful after missing one game with right knee soreness. Expect Kyle Anderson to play more minutes on Tuesday if Crowder remains sidelined.

Anderson's current projection against the Nuggets includes 4.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists.

Washington's Jordan McRae (ankle) out on Tuesday

Washington Wizards shooting guard Jordan McRae (ankle) is listed out for Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

What It Means:

McRae is unlikely to play on Tuesday due to a right ankle sprain. Gary Payton II should see more minutes at the guard positions.

Payton's projection against the Bucks includes 6.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists.

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