J.J. Barea
Mavericks' J.J. Barea: To remain sidelined through late February
J.J. Barea, PG, DAL
2:20 PM
News: Barea (calf) will likely remain sidelined until after the All-Star break, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports.

Coach Rick Carlisle recently indicated that he expected Barea to miss extended action, which has now been confirmed with Barea's updated timetable. He's now fully expected to remain out until after the All-Star break, which means Barea won't have a chance to return until late February at the earliest. With that said, Devin Harris and Seth Curry should continue to work as the main reserves to Deron Williams at point guard.

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Tyler Johnson
Heat's Tyler Johnson: Questionable for Monday vs. Warriors
Tyler Johnson, SG, MIA
2:05 PM
News: Johnson (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Warriors, Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Johnson was held out of Saturday's game against the Bucks with a strained left shoulder and is now in danger of missing a second straight contest. He'll continue to be evaluated over the next 24 hours, but another update on his availability should come following Monday's morning shootaround. If Johnson can't give it a go, Rodney McGruder and Wayne Ellington could see an uptick in minutes.

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Blake Griffin
Clippers' Blake Griffin: Doubtful for Monday vs. Hawks
Blake Griffin, PF, LAC
1:25 PM
News: Griffin (knee) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Hawks, Dan Woike of the Orange County Register reports.

Griffin has yet to return to full practices, so the Clippers likely don't feel comfortable putting him out there this early, although it's encouraging that he's yet to be ruled out entirely. He's considered doubtful for Monday, with his next opportunity to take the court on Tuesday against the 76ers. That said, it seems more realistic that Griffin makes his highly anticipated return to the starting lineup on Saturday against the Warriors. We should see his status updated again in the next 24 hours, but for now, Griffin appears to be trending towards remaining sidelined for the next few contests.

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Practices Sunday
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, DET
1:20 PM
News: Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) practiced Sunday but his status for Monday's game against the Kings remains unclear, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.

Caldwell-Pope hasn't played in over a week, missing the Pistons' last four contests due to his strained left shoulder. His return to practice is an encouraging sign and his return is likely right around the corner, even if he's forced to sit out Monday. If he's forced to sit out once again or is limited on Monday, look for Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson to continue to see extra minutes.

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D.J. Augustin
Magic's D.J. Augustin: Leaves Sunday's game with ankle injury
D.J. Augustin, PG, ORL
1:05 PM
News: Augustin suffered an ankle injury during Sunday's game against the Warriors and will not return, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Augustin appeared to step on the foot of one of his teammates and then rolled his ankle. A subsequent X-ray on the ankle came back negative and he's avoided a fracture, which likely means he's dealing with some sort of sprain. Augustin will likely have additional tests performed after the game, which should give us a better indication if he'll be available for Tuesday's matchup against the Bulls. Augustin finished Sunday's outing with zero points, one rebound and one assist over five minutes.

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Steven Adams
Thunder's Steven Adams: Questionable for Monday vs. Jazz
Steven Adams, C, OKC
12:35 PM
News: Adams (concussion) took part in some non-contact portions of Sunday's practice, but remains questionable for Monday's game against the Jazz, Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman reports.

Adams has missed the Thunder's last two contests with a concussion, but it appears he's nearing the end of the league-mandated protocol and could be cleared to play on Monday. That said, he'll likely go through additional testing on Monday before giving a final word on his availability, so we may not get an official update on his status until just prior to tip-off. Jerami Grant has started the last two games in his place and will likely do so again if Adams is ultimately ruled out.

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Anthony Davis
Pelicans' Anthony Davis: Expects to play Monday vs. Cavaliers
Anthony Davis, PF, NO
12:25 PM
News: Davis (quad) was held out of a second consecutive practice Sunday, but is expected to play in Monday's matchup with the Cavaliers Justin Verrier of ESPN.com reports.

Davis is reportedly dealing with a quad bruise that equates to a charley horse, so it's nothing serious and he's fully expected to take the court against the Cavaliers on Monday. That said, we should get an update on his status following Monday's morning shootaround, which should provide us a final word on his availability. As it currently stands, Davis should be in line to take on his normal role in the starting lineup.

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Danilo Gallinari
Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari: Probable for Sunday
Danilo Gallinari, SF, DEN
11:25 AM
News: Gallinari (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's tilt with the Timberwolves, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.

Gallinari has been playing through an ankle injury over the past few weeks, which forced him to miss Thursday's game against the Spurs. However, he was back in the lineup Saturday, posting 18 points, four rebounds and two assists over 32 minutes. Despite the starter's workload, Gallinari isn't dealing with any excessive soreness and is fully expected to take the court Sunday against the Timberwolves, so look for him to take on his usual role with the top overall unit barring any setbacks during pregame warmups.

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Gary Harris
Nuggets' Gary Harris: Listed as questionable Sunday
Gary Harris, SG, DEN
11:20 AM
News: Harris (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Timberwolves, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.

Harris has missed the last three games with a sprained right ankle, but his designation as questionable means he's at least made some progress in his recovery. He'll continue to receive treatment throughout the day with the hope of eventually being cleared, although we likely won't get a final word on his status until much closer to tip-off. Once healthy, Harris should take back his spot in the starting lineup at shooting guard.

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Darrell Arthur
Nuggets' Darrell Arthur: Questionable for Sunday
Darrell Arthur, PF, DEN
11:15 AM
News: Arthur (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Timberwolves, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.

After missing four consecutive games, Arthur was back in the lineup Saturday against the Clippers, logging seven points, two rebounds and a steal over 13 minutes. He appears to be dealing with some residual soreness in his knee and is now considered questionable for Sunday. He'll likely test out the injury during pregame warmups, which means we may not get a final word on Arthur's availability until just prior to tip-off.

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