Jahlil Okafor (right knee soreness) will not play against the Cavs on Friday or the Raptors on Sunday.
There's a good chance the 76ers just hold him out for the rest of the season. Plus, the team will likely be trying to trade him based on how they've had better success when Okafor is out of the lineup. Richaun Holmes will look to build off his career-high 25 points while Shawn Long backs him up. Holmes should be owned in all leagues while Long is worth a look in deeper formats.
Robert Covington (right knee) will not make the trip for games on Friday and Sunday as doctors continue to evaluate results of his MRI.
He's already missed one game with his right knee soreness and had an MRI on Wednesday. Considering the 76ers are in the mix for the No. 4 to No. 8 spot in the lottery, they may just hold Covington out to get a longer look at Justin Anderson and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. Covington's fantasy owners may have to consider dropping him while Anderson makes for a solid pickup the rest of the week.
Quincy Pondexter (knee) will not play again this season.
He underwent left knee arthroscopic surgery on Jan. 4 and hasn't played all season. Pondexter is under contract for next season, so the Pelicans will be hoping the oft-injured forward can have a healthy offseason.
Omer Asik (illness) will not play again this season.
He was diagnosed with a gastrointestinal infection and is expected to return to basketball activities in 3-4 weeks. The Pelicans may try to move Asik's contract this summer.
Marc Gasol (left foot) is still considered day-to-day, according to coach David Fizdale.
"I think he feels a little better, but I don't know if he'll be ready," Fizdale said. "I don't see it right now." That's not exactly encouraging news for Gasol's status against the Mavs on Friday. If Gasol can't go, Brandan Wright would likely get another start while Zach Randolph also benefits.
Coach Rick Carlisle said Mavs veterans will rest either Monday or Tuesday.
In other words, the Mavs losing to the Pelicans on Wednesday has knocked them out of the postseason and the team will get a look at their young players. That means Dirk Nowitzki, Wesley Matthews, Nerlens Noel, J.J. Barea, Devin Harris and Harrison Barnes could be missing time.
James Harden (left wrist) said he'll play on Thursday against the Blazers.
He had his shooting wrist wrapped at shootaround and he has been playing through it since Mar. 18 when he took a nasty spill at Denver. "It will get better but if I keep banging on it and keep falling on it then it's going to keep going back too square one," Harden said Thursday morning. "I try to limit banging on it and keeping it away from contact, it's kinda hard because it's my left hand. I do a lot with my left hand." For now, his fantasy owners can plug him in there as he attempts to go for MVP.
Darrell Arthur (knee) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Hornets.
The guy just can't shake his knee issue. Unless you're tanking in your fantasy league, leave Arthur on the wire.