Gasol will miss his third consecutive game due to a left foot strain, likely prompting coach David Fizdale to hand Zach Randolph another start at the center slot where he's averaged 16.0 points and 10.0 rebounds across 30.5 minutes per game while filling in for Gasol. Brandan Wright will also likely see extra workload at center off the bench. Gasol remains day-to-day, with his next opportunity to take the floor coming Friday against the Mavericks.
Gasol has missed the Grizzlies' past two contests due to a foot strain, prompting coach David Fizdale to insert Zach Randolph into the starting five. More information about Gasol's availability should be released as the team goes through their gameday routine, but his status for Wednesday's tilt is currently in question. If he happens to be sidelined against the Pacers, Randolph would likely draw a third consecutive start and Brandan Wright could see some additional run as well.
Considering how few minutes he played, Splitter had a productive debut. It was his first NBA game in over a year, though he appeared in some D-League games late in his rehab process. Jahlil Okafor (knee) was out Tuesday, opening the door for Splitter to see minutes. With the 76ers on the brink of official elimination from the playoffs, and with Splitter's contract set to expire at the end of the season, it seems unlikely that he will see much court time when the team is healthier.
Lopez has scored at least 23 points in eight of his last 10 games. He's averaging 22.7 points during this stretch, while helping the Nets to a 5-5 record. He's one of only three Nets averaging double-digit scoring during this run, so his usage should remain high.
Nurkic went off for a career-high 33 points as he was clearly motivated to go up against his former team. The offensive outburst signaled a strong bounce back effort after he had scored just nine points on the same number of field goal attempts on Sunday. Owners who picked up Nurkic after he was traded to Portland will continue to reap the benefits as the season comes to a close.
Plumlee had his worst game of the season as he matched up against his former team. Tuesday's game marked the first time all season he has gone scoreless. Plumlee has failed to exceed 19 minutes in the last three games, so owners should feel free to look long and hard at moving on from him at this point.
Capela was excellent on the offensive end, missing just once from the field, and he was rewarded with just his second 30-minute workload in the last 20 games. He also surpassed the 20-point mark for the second time this month and finished second only to James Harden in rebounding. Capela continues to operate extremely efficiently when he is on the court and could stand to benefit from a production standpoint if he continues to receive the requisite amount of playing time.
It was his seventh straight double-double and 49th of the season, Howard's most since he racked up 66 for the Magic in 2010-11. The 31-year-old is no longer the offensive threat he was in his younger days, but he's still on pace to average a double-double for an incredible 13th straight season.
The second-year center also only committed one turnover and one foul, as Towns once again made his mark all over the scoresheet. The double-double was his 55th of the season, and it was the fourth time this season he's hit for double-digits from the charity stripe, as he posted his best FT performance since going 13-for-13 against the Raptors on Feb. 8.
It's the second time in the last seven games Kaminsky has hit for 20 points, and the second-year center is averaging 13.7 points, 5.0 boards, 2.3 assists and 2.0 three-pointers over that stretch. he's still far from a finished product, but the 23-year-old continues to improve his numbers and could be a breakout candidate in 2017-18.