Steven Adams
Thunder's Steven Adams: Will play Monday vs. Jazz
Steven Adams, C, OKC
7:50 PM
News: Adams (concussion) will play in Monday's game against the Jazz, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.

After missing the previous two games with a concussion, Adams will play in Monday's matchup against the Jazz, likely bumping Jerami Grant back to the bench. In the four games prior to his concussion, Adams averaged 13.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks across 34.5 minutes per game.

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DeWayne Dedmon
Spurs' Dewayne Dedmon: Will start Monday vs. Nets
DeWayne Dedmon, C, SA
7:45 PM
News: Dedmon will get the start at center for Monday's contest against the Nets.

The 27-year-old big man is averaging the most minutes per game of his career (15.5) with the Spurs this season. In those minutes, he's providing 4.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks per game, but figures to see bigger numbers with bigger minutes Monday.

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David Lee
Spurs' David Lee: To return to bench role Monday
David Lee, C, SA
7:45 PM
News: Lee will come off the bench for Monday's tilt with the Nets, Jeff McDonald of San Antonio Express-News reports.

Lee started at center during Saturday's game against the Cavaliers, as Pau Gasol was sitting out with a finger injury. Gasol remains out, but coach Gregg Popovich has opted to go with a bigger lineup, which pushes Dewayne Dedmon into the starting five. Lee's demotion to the bench likely means a few less minutes, although it shouldn't be much with Gasol still sidelined.

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John Henson
Bucks' John Henson: Coming off bench Monday vs. Rockets
John Henson, C, MIL
6:35 PM
News: Henson will come off the bench for Monday's matchup against the Rockets.

The Bucks are on a five-game losing streak and coach Jason Kidd is seemingly looking for ways to shake things up. Over the past four contests, Henson provided 7.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks across 20.8 minutes per game. Miles Plumlee will get the start in his place.

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Miles Plumlee
Bucks' Miles Plumlee: Will start at center Monday vs. Rockets
Miles Plumlee, C, MIL
6:30 PM
News: Plumlee will get the start at center for Monday's matchup against the Rockets.

The 6-11 big man will get the nod over John Henson, who has been the Bucks' usual starting center. Plumlee is averaging 8.9 minutes per game on the season and providing 2.3 points and 1.4 rebounds in those minutes.

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Clint N'Dumba-Capela
Rockets' Clint Capela: Expected to rejoin starting five Monday
Clint N'Dumba-Capela, C, HOU
2:55 PM
News: Capela is expected to reenter the starting lineup at center Monday against the Bucks, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Capela started at center in his first game back from a broken fibula that cost him 15 contests, but he only played nine minutes in that outing, a Jan. 17 loss to the Heat. He's since come off the bench in each of the Rockets' last three games, but it sounds like coach Mike D'Antoni is ready to move Capela back to the top unit with the team now at full strength with Ryan Anderson (illness) ready to play Monday. Capela should see his playing time begin to pick up a bit upon returning to the starting five, though he likely won't approach 30 minutes in most games with D'Antoni wanting to find time for both Nene Hilario and Montrezl Harrell.

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Joel Embiid
76ers' Joel Embiid: Will miss next two games
Joel Embiid, C, PHI
2:25 PM
News: Embiid (knee) will miss both Tuesday's game against the Clippers, as well as Wednesday's matchup with the Bucks, Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Embiid suffered a knee bruise during Friday's matchup with the Trail Blazers and was held out of the 76ers' subsequent game against the Hawks on Saturday. He's apparently still dealing with some discomfort, so the Sixers are opting to hold him out of both games of their upcoming back-to-back, which means Embiid's next opportunity to take the court will be Friday against the Rockets, although the SIxers didn't rule out the potential for him to miss additional time. Look for Jahlil Okafor to pick up a few starts in his place, while Nerlens Noel is also a candidate to see a bump in minutes at the center position.

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Lucas Nogueira
Raptors' Lucas Nogueira: Scores 13 points in return from concussion
Lucas Nogueira, C, TOR
2:25 PM
News: Nogueira (concussion) started at power forward and posted 13 points (5-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal across 35 minutes in a 115-103 loss to the Suns.

The Raptors wasted no time in reintegrating Nogueira back into the lineup following a two-game absence, as he took back a spot on the top unit while seeing more minutes than any other frontcourt player. Nogueira should surrender some playing time when Patrick Patterson (knee) is healthy again and Jared Sullinger's restrictions are lifted, but in the short term, it looks as though he'll hold down a starting role.

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Tyler Zeller
Celtics' Tyler Zeller: Available to play Tuesday
Tyler Zeller, C, BOS
1:25 PM
News: Zeller (illness) will be available to play in Tuesday's game against the Wizards, Scott Souza of the Providence Journal reports.

Zeller has been dealing with an illness for multiple weeks, but after managing to put together some full practices last week, the big man is set to make his return to the rotation. Zeller will likely be limited in his return, as he is averaging just 12.1 minutes per game this season and may still need some time to get his conditioning in order.

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Jahlil Okafor
76ers' Jahlil Okafor: Probable to play Tuesday
Jahlil Okafor, C, PHI
1:05 PM
News: Okafor was limited at practice Monday with right knee soreness but is probable to play in Tuesday's game against the Clippers.

With Joel Embiid (knee) doubtful to play in Tuesday's outing, Okafor would be in line to start once again at center for the 76ers. His presence on the injury report is likely just precautionary after Okafor played 30 minutes Saturday against the Hawks, so look for him to start and play a similar load against Los Angeles on Tuesday.

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