Garnett's doubtful tag means that he is likely to miss his eighth straight game with right knee soreness. Gorgui Dieng will likely get the start in place of Garnett should he be ruled out once again.
This is now McAdoo's 18th straight inactive with his toe injury and the team has not provided any sort of update regarding the forward's status. He'll likely continue to be evaluated on a game-to-game basis.
As expected, Humphries will miss his 15th straight game, and it remains unclear when he'll be able to return. Continue to consider the veteran forward doubtful on a game-to-game basis until the Wizards say otherwise.
Hassan Whiteside will come off the bench for the second straight game as he continues to work back toward full strength after missing six games with an oblique injury. As such, the veteran Stoudemire will remain in a starting role Friday, though he's unlikely to see more than 20-25 minutes. Whiteside figures to return to a starting role at some point, though coach Erik Spoelstra declined to elaborate on his plans for the center spot beyond Friday.
The rookie out of Bowling Green has held a bench role for the 76ers this season, but he hasn't been much of a fantasy option, as he rarely sees more than 20 minutes per night. Philadelphia will handle the injury on a day-to-day basis, but assuming the current expected timetable holds up, Holmes will miss Friday's game in Washington and Saturday's contest against the Nets. That would set Holmes up for a potential return Monday versus the Clippers.
Crowder bruised his shin earlier in the week and subsequently rolled his ankle in Wednesday's game against Detroit, but he'll still have a chance to play Friday night following an off day Thursday. The Marquette product did not go through shootaround, however, so his status is certainly something to monitor throughout the afternoon.
Davis' point-per-minute output kept the Pelicans in the game, as he was only one of two New Orleans starters to manage double-digit scoring. He unsurprisingly dominated the Lakers' frontcourt on the night, en route to his third double-double in the last four contests. As long as he can avoid the multiple early exits he's endured this year due to various injuries, Davis is obviously a top-end producer in any fantasy format. He may be taking his game up to another level as the season nears the All-Star Break, as the four-year pro is already averaging a season-best 30.0 points per game over three February contests, while also hauling in 10 boards per night over that span.
Brewer has seen more minutes lately with all the injuries that have ravaged the Rockets' roster. As long as the injuries keep piling up, Brewer will be a fantastic play in all fantasy formats since he can fill up the stat sheet in a lot of different ways. Thursday's great performance had a lot to do with the Suns ineptitude to play defense, but at most, it did show what Brewer is capable when given the chance.
Porzingis is currently in the midst of the worst stretch in his young career thus far. Thursday marked the second time in four games that Porzingis failed to reach double-digits in points and he hasn't shot over 50% from the field since Jan.18 against the Sixers. Most people will point to the upper respiratory infection Porzingis had recently, but he could just be fatigued from the grind of the NBA schedule. In his European career, the most games Porzingis played in a season was 50 and the Knicks have totaled 52 games to date.
Anthony really struggled from the field on Thursday in a very tough matchup against Marcus Morris and the Pistons. He did most of his damage from the free-throw line, getting there a season-high 14 times. Melo is also starting to rack up the rebounds and Thursday marked the fourth consecutive game that he had at least 10 of them. The Knicks have lost seven of their last eight games and if they're going to turn it around and make the playoffs, Melo will be the guy that gets them there. He's been a great play in all fantasy formats lately and there's nothing that shows that will stop in the near future.