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NBA injury round-up: Latest news, analysis for February 23rd

Here we’ll be keeping an eye on all the latest NBA injuries for Sunday’s seven-game schedule.

Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell dribbles around Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart in the first quarter at Target Center. Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

There aren’t many games set for Sunday’s NBA schedule, but there are plenty of notable injuries for us to track. Luckily we already got word of a handful of players being out from Saturday’s reports, so we can plan our NBA DFS and fantasy basketball lineups accordingly. Here we’ll be keeping an eye on the injury reports for each game, updating you throughout the day with all the latest news and fantasy basketball analysis.

Celtics at Lakers, 3:30 p.m. ET

Kemba Walker, PG, BOS (knee) Walker has been ruled out with knee soreness. This will be his second straight missed game since the All-Star Break. With Kemba out, Marcus Smart ($7,400 in Showdown) should start and Jaylen Brown ($8,000), Jayson Tatum ($10,200) and Gordon Hayward ($9,200) all get a boost in fantasy.

Anthony Davis, PF/C, LAL (calf) — AD is probable to play. This is normally the case for Davis in most reports, but it is worth noting that he left Friday’s win briefly because of the bruised calf. He should play through and is in a good matchup with the Celtics undersized, though he is the highest priced player in the Showdown contest on DraftKings at $18,300 as Captain.

Timberwolves at Nuggets, 6:00 p.m. ET

D’Angelo Russell, PG, MIN (knee)Russell will miss Sunday night’s game. This is planned rest for D’Lo, who is on the first of a back-to-back. The T-Wolves have been starting three guards, so we could see more Malik Beasley ($5,800) at the point. Jordan McLaughlin ($4,300) should start for Russell and would be a solid value play.

Pacers at Raptors, 6:00 p.m. ET

Victor Oladipo, SG, IND (back) Oladipo is questionable to play. He’s likely most on the side of doubtful, per coach Nate McMillan. If Dipo were to be ruled out, Jeremy Lamb ($4,800) would likely start at SG. Aaron Holiday ($3,000) and T.J. McConnell ($3,300) would see more time off the bench as well.

Patrick McCaw, SG/SF, TOR (illness)McCaw is listed as doubtful due to the flu. If he’s ruled out, it’s not a huge blow to your fantasy basketball lineup. We would see more Terence Davis ($4,100), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ($4,000) and Chris Boucher ($3,100) off the bench.

Wizards at Bulls, 7:00 p.m. ET

Luke Kornet, C, CHI (ankle) Kornet was ruled out the previous game and may not play again tonight. If Kornet remains sidelined, it’s a boost to Daniel Gafford ($3,500), who would remain the starter at center.

Chandler Hutchison, SF, CHI (shoulder) Hutchison is out and has no timetable for a return. His absence clears up more playing time for Ryan Arcidiacono ($3,200) and Adam Mokoka ($3,000) on the wing.

Spurs at Thunder, 7:00 p.m. ET

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Pelicans at Warriors, 8:30 p.m. ET

Draymond Green, G/F, GSW (hip)Green will miss tonight’s game. He has a pelvic contusion and will take a seat. If Dray is ruled out, we could see Eric Paschall ($4,400) or Kevon Looney ($3,000) jump into the starting lineup. Paschall would be a solid value given his type of production.

Marquese Chriss, PF/C, GSW (calf) — UPDATE — Chriss has been ruled out. If both Green and Chriss are sidelined, again, Paschall and Looney could be the starting front court. An interesting name to keep an eye on is Juan Toscano-Anderson ($3,300), who is coming off 10 points, six rebounds and five assists in 25 minutes vs. the Rockets the other night.

Pistons at Trail Blazers, 9:00 p.m. ET

Damian Lillard, PG, POR (groin) Lillard is expected to miss a few more games. With Dame sidelined, we’ve seen C.J. McCollum ($8,400) as chalk in DFS and his price is very inflated right now. I imagine his ownership goes down a bit from the 84.1% it was the other night, but will still be high in this matchup.