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Cameron Payne playing with Suns' second unit on Wednesday night

Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne is not starting in Wednesday's game against the Boton Celtics.

What It Means:

Payne will come off the bench after Chris Paul was announced as Wednesday's starter. In 16.8 expected minutes, our models project Payne to score 17.0 FanDuel points.

Payne's projection includes 8.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 3.5 assists.

Suns starting Chris Paul (heel) on Wednesday, Cameron Payne to bench

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (heel) is starting in Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics.

What It Means:

Paul will make his 11th start this season after he was forced to miss time with right heel soreness. In a matchup versus a Boston team giving up 43.6 FanDuel points per game to point guards, our models project Paul to score 36.5 FanDuel points.

Paul's projection includes 13.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 9.7 assists.

Ish Wainright operating in bench role for Suns on Wednesday

Phoenix Suns forward Ish Wainright is not starting in Wednesday's lineup versus the Boston Celtics.

What It Means:

Wainwright will come off the bench after Torrey Craig was picked as Wednesday's starter.

Per Rotogrinders' Court IQ in 124.3 minutes this season, Wainright is averaging 0.76 FanDuel points per minute.

Torrey Craig (groin) starting in Phoenix's Wednesday lineup, Ish Wainright to bench

Phoenix Suns forward Torrey Craig (groin) is starting in Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics.

What It Means:

After a three game absence with a right groin strain, Craig will make his return at home. In 27.7 expected minutes, numberFire's models project Craig to score 22.0 FanDuel points.

Craig's projection includes 9.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists.

Drew Eubanks (hip) probable for Trail Blazers' Thursday game versus Denver

Portland Trail Blazers forward Drew Eubanks (hip) is probable to play in Thursday's contest against the Denver Nuggets.

What It Means:

Eubanks is expected to play at home after he was listed as probable with a right hip contusion.

In 11.1 expected minutes, our models project Eubanks to produce 4.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 0.7 assists.

Portland's Josh Hart (ankle) probable on Thursday

Portland Trail Blazers guard Josh Hart (ankle) is listed as probable for Thursday's contest versus the Denver Nuggets.

What It Means:

Hart appers on track to play on Thursday after he was listed as probable with a left ankle sprain. In 36.1 expected minutes, our models project Hart to score 32.0 FanDuel points.

Hart's Thursday projection includes 13.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 4.4 assists.

Denver's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (wrist) probable on Thursday

Denver Nuggets guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (wrist) is probable to play in Thursday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers.

What It Means:

Caldwell-Pope is expected to suit up on Thursday night after he was able to log 29 minutes with a right wrist sprain on Tuesday. In 31.8 expected minutes, our models project Caldwell-Pope to score 20.6 FanDuel points.

Caldwell-Pope's projection includes 10.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists.

Kevin Porter Jr. (knee) questionable for Houston's Thursday matchup

Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. (knee) is questionable to play in Thursday's game versus the San Antonio Spurs.

What It Means:

Porter Jr.'s status is currently in question after he experienced right knee soreness. Expect Kenyon Martin Jr. to log more minutes on Thursday night against a Spurs' team ranked last in defensive rating if Porter Jr. is out.

Porter Jr.'s projection includes 17.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 7.0 assists.

Golden State's JaMychal Green starting for Draymond Green (hip) on Wednesday night

Golden State Warriors forward JaMychal Green is starting in Wednesday's lineup versus the Utah Jazz.

What It Means:

Green will start at the four position after Draymond Green was held out with a hip ailment. In a matchup against a Jazz team ranked tenth in FanDuel points (41.2) allowed per game to power forwards, Green's FanDuel salary stands at $3,500.

Per Rotogrinders' Court IQ in 332.1 minutes this season, Green is averaging 0.87 FanDuel points per minute.

Warriors starting Ty Jerome on Wednesday for inactive Stephen Curry (ankle)

Golden State Warriors guard Ty Jerome is starting in Wednesday's game against the Utah Jazz.

What It Means:

Jerome will make his first start for the Warriors after Stephen Curry was ruled out with ankle soreness. In a matchup versus a Jazz team allowing 47.8 FanDuel points to point guards this season, Jerome's FanDuel salary stands at $3,600.

Per Rotogrinders' Court IQ in 148.8 minutes this season, Jerome is averaging 0.66 FanDuel points per minute.

Atlanta's Dejounte Murray (ankle) will not return on Wednesday

Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray (ankle) is ruled out for the remainder of Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks.

What It Means:

Murray will not return after he suffered a left ankle sprain in first half. Expect Bogdan Bogdanovic to play an increased offensive role if Murray were to miss more time.

Per Rotogrinders' Court IQ in 44.8 minutes this season, Bogdanovic is averaging 0.65 FanDuel points per minute.

Phoenix's Chris Paul (heel) active on Wednesday

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (heel) will play in Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics.

What It Means:

Paul will make his return to the court after Phoenix's guard sat out 14 games with a heel ailment. In 31.6 expected minutes, our models project Paul to score 36.5 FanDuel points.

Paul's projection includes 13.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 9.7 assists.

Milwaukee's Serge Ibaka (illness) active on Wednesday

Milwaukee Bucks forward Serge Ibaka (illness) is available for Wednesday's game versus the Sacramento Kings.

What It Means:

Ibaka is listed as available after the veteran missed seven games with an illness.

Per Rotogrinders' Court IQ in 158.7 minutes this season, Ibaka is averaging 0.78 FanDuel points per minute.

Bennedict Mathurin playing with Pacers' second unit on Wednesday

Indiana Pacers guard Bennedict Mathurin is not starting in Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

What It Means:

Mathurin will come off the bench after Tyrese Haliburton was named Wednesday's starter. In 26.6 expected minutes, our models project Mathurin to score 24.6 FanDuel points.

Mathurin's projection includes 16.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.8 assists.

Pacers' Myles Turner (hamstring) starting on Wednesday in place of injured Jalen Smith (knee)

Indiana Pacers forward/center Myles Turner (hamstring) is active and in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

What It Means:

Turner has been upgraded from questionable to available and will start against Minnesota on Wednesday. Our models expect him to play 32.8 minutes against the Timberwolves. Jalen Smith (knee) has been ruled out.

Turner's Wednesday projection includes 16.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 37.1 FanDuel points. His salary is $7,300.

Indiana's T.J. McConnell (illness) available on Wednesday night

Indiana Pacers guard T.J. McConnell (illness) is active for Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

What It Means:

McConnell will be available off the bench after he sat out two games with an illness.

In 15.8 expected minutes, numberFire's models project McConnell to produce 5.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists.

Pacers' Tyrese Haliburton (groin) active and starting on Wednesday, Bennedict Mathurin coming off the bench

Indiana Pacers point guard Tyrese Haliburton (groin) is active and in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

What It Means:

Haliburton has been upgraded from questionable to available and will start against Minnesota on Wednesday. Our models expect him to play 33.5 minutes against the Timberwolves. Bennedict Mathurin moves to the bench.

Haliburton's Wednesday projection includes 16.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 8.9 assists, and 38.5 FanDuel points. His salary is $9,300.

Jalen Smith (knee) ruled out for Indiana's Wednesday matchup

Indiana Pacers center Jalen Smith (knee) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

What It Means:

Smith will sit out on the road after he was ruled out with right knee soreness. Expect Myles Turner to play his usual role versus a Timberwolves' team ranked 16th in defensive rating.

Turner's projection includes 16.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 1.5 assists.

Thunder starting Aleksej Pokusevski for Lu Dort (knee) on Wednesday night

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Aleksej Pokusevski is starting in Wednesday's lineup versus the Memphis Grizzlies.

What It Means:

Pokusevski will join Oklahoma City Thunder's first unit after Lu Dort was held out with a knee ailment. In 24.8 expected minutes, numberFire's models project Pokusevski to score 23.8 FanDuel points.

Pokusevski's projection includes 9.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.

Bobby Portis coming off Milwaukee's bench on Wednesday

Milwaukee Bucks forward Bobby Portis is not starting in Wednesday's lineup versus the Sacramento Kings.

What It Means:

Portis will play a second unit role after Brook Lopez was announced as Milwaukee's starter.

In 24.4 expected minutes, numberFire's models project Portis to produce 11.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.4 assists.

Bucks starting Brook Lopez (rest) on Wednesday, Bobby Portis to bench

Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez (rest) is starting in Wednesday's game against the Sacramento Kings.

What It Means:

Lopez will resume his normal starting spot after he was rested one game and Bobby Portis was left on the bench. In 30.9 expected minutes, numberFIre's models project Lopez to score 29.7 FanDuel points.

Lopez's Wednesday projection includes 13.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.1 assists.

Jordan Nwora playing second unit role for Bucks on Wednesday night

Milwaukee Bucks small forward Jordan Nwora is not starting in Wednesday's contest versus the Sacramento Kings.

What It Means:

Nwora will resume his previous bench role after Grayson Allen was chosen as Wednesday's starter.

According to Rotogrinders' Court IQ in 400.4 minutes this season, Nwora is averaging 0.71 FanDuel points per minute.

Milwaukee's Grayson Allen (foot) starting on Wednesday, Jordan Nwora to bench

Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen (foot) is starting in Wednesday's lineup versus the Sacramento Kings.

What It Means:

Allen will make his 19th start this season after he was forced to sit one game with a foot injury and Jordan Nwora was sent to the bench. In 25.4 expected minutes, our models project Allen to score 18.3 FanDuel points.

Allen's projection includes 10.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists.

Timberwolves' Wendell Moore moving to bench Wednesday

Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Wendell Moore Jr. is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Indiana Pacers.

What It Means:

Moore is yielding his starting spot back to Jaden McDaniels. He played 16-20 minutes the last two games, but the rookie might be limited off the bench Wednesday.

Moore is averaging 2.8 minutes per game off the bench this season.

Jaden McDaniels starting for Minnesota on Wednesday, Wendell Moore Jr. coming off the bench

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indiana Pacers.

What It Means:

McDaniels will get the start against Indiana on Wednesday with Wendell Moore Jr. moving to the bench. Our models expect McDaniels to play 32.0 minutes against the Pacers.

McDaniels' Wednesday projection includes 12.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 25.1 FanDuel points. His salary is $5,100.

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