KEY 2017-18 Fantasy Basketball - Seasonal Rankings

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Aron Baynes Headshot

Baynes (illness) participated in the Celtics' morning shootaround but remains a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Magic.

Though Baynes' availability for the contest remains uncertain, the Celtics have already determined that the big man won't start for the first time in five games, as Marcus Morris joins the top unit, according to Jay King of Baynes hadn't seen more than 20 minutes in any of his past three outings, so the move to the bench wouldn't have a dramatic impact on his outlook if he ends up gaining clearance to play Sunday.
11:44 am (EST)
Serge Ibaka Headshot

Ibaka managed 13 points (6-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt), five rebounds and one block across 33 minutes in Saturday's 115-109 loss to the Timberwolves.

Ibaka played his customary complementary role on a night when the backcourt duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combined for 41 shot attempts and 60 points. The veteran big man was the only other double-digit scorer on the starting five for Toronto, and his performance was a welcome bounce-back from a pair of games in which he'd put up single-digit shot attempts and point totals. Ibaka continues to serve as a solid mid-tier option at forward across all formats due to his serviceable scoring, rebounding and block numbers, although his usage will take the occasional dip due to the sizable offensive role of his aforementioned teammates.
11:44 am (EST)
DeMar DeRozan Headshot

DeRozan produced 20 points (7-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five assists, three rebounds, three steals and one block across 34 minutes in Saturday's 115-109 loss to the Timberwolves.

DeRozan ceded primary scoring responsibilities to backcourt mate and fellow superstar Kyle Lowry in the defeat, but he still managed to reach the 20-point mark for the fourth time in the last five games, a stretch that includes a 42-point effort. The nine-year veteran has been consistently solid with his shot since late December, as he's shot no less than Saturday's 43.8 percent and as much as 58.6 percent 10 of the last 12 contests. He's considerably stepped up his role as a facilitator as well, considering he's now dished out between four and eight assists in 11 of those outings, leading to a career-high average of 5.0 in that category over his first 45 games.
11:39 am (EST)
Kyle Lowry Headshot

Lowry posted 40 points (14-25 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 6-7 FT), five rebounds and five assists across 34 minutes in Saturday's 115-109 loss to the Timberwolves.

The All-Star point guard's scoring haul was a season-best figure and was a byproduct of his fifth game with at least 50.0 percent shooting in eight January contests. The 12-year veteran also drained multiple threes for the third consecutive outing and is now sporting a stellar 44.6 percent success rate from behind the arc in the current month. The hot hand from the field has helped lead to Lowry's best month of the season yet, as he's now averaging 21.3 points (on 44.3 percent overall shooting), 5.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.4 steals since the calendar flipped to 2018.
11:30 am (EST)
Tyler Cavanaugh Headshot

Cavanaugh was recalled from the G-League on Sunday, Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Cavanaugh has now seen action in three games with the Hawks' G-League affiliate, averaging 19.3 points and 12.7 rebounds across 35.9 minutes. Despite being recalled, however, Cavanaugh has been a DNP-CD in four of Atlanta's last five games, so it appears he's outside the regular rotation and shouldn't be relied upon for fantasy purposes.
11:29 am (EST)
Marcus Morris Headshot

Morris will start at power forward for Sunday's matchup with the Magic, Jay King of reports.

The Celtics are set to roll out their smaller lineup Sunday, as big man Aron Baynes is dealing with an illness and remains a game-time decision. That allows Morris to pick up the start, which should yield a few extra minutes for him. In 11 previous starts this season, Morris has averaged 12.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 24.8 minutes.
11:23 am (EST)
Kyrie Irving Headshot

Irving (shoulder) has been cleared to play in Sunday's game against the Magic, Celtics play-by-play announcer Sean Grande reports.

Irving was forced to sit out Thursday's game with a sore shoulder, but it clearly wasn't' anything serious considering he'll be back after just a one-game layoff. Look for Irving to take on his typical role as the Celtics' starting point guard and no restrictions have been reported, so it appears Irving should be on a full workload. With Irving back in the lineup, Marcus Smart will head to the bench, while guys like Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin should see less minutes in the backcourt.
11:17 am (EST)
Josh Magette Headshot

The Hawks assigned Magette to the G League's Erie BayHawks on Sunday, Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The Hawks brought back point guard Isaiah Taylor, wing DeAndre' Bembry and forward Tyler Cavanaugh back from a weekend stint with the G League affiliate, so now it will be Magette's turn to head back to the minors. Magette made just his ninth appearance of the season with Atlanta in Saturday's 113-97 loss to Chicago, finishing with eight points (2-2 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and one assist across five minutes.
11:13 am (EST)
DeAndre' Bembry Headshot

Bembry was recalled from the G-League on Sunday, Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Bembry continues to work his way back from a groin injury, though it appears he could potentially be hitting the latter stages of his recovery considering this most recent rehab stint with the Hawks' G-League affiliate. There still doesn't seem to be a concrete timetable for a return and even when he's cleared to play, Bembry will merely add some depth on the wing.
11:11 am (EST)
Isaiah Taylor Headshot

The Hawks recalled Taylor from the G League's Erie BayHawks on Sunday, Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Taylor played in both halves of the BayHawks' back-to-back set, saving him best effort for Saturday's 128-123 win over the Delaware 87ers, during which he poured in a team-high 29 points (11-22 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-7 FT) to go with 16 assists, two steals, one rebound and only four turnovers across 40 minutes. He'll be back with the Hawks ahead of Monday's game against the Jazz, but isn't expected to crack head coach Mike Budenholzer's rotation as the team's third point guard on the depth chart.
11:11 am (EST)
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