Bradley has missed 22 of the last 23 games with nagging soreness in his Achilles, but his string of absences will finally come to its long-awaited end. Coach Brad Stevens will immediately insert Bradley into the starting lineup at shooting guard, but Stevens said Bradley will play under an unspecified minutes restriction. As a result, Bradley is best avoided in daily contests, at least until the details of the restriction have been revealed.
Korver is dealing with some soreness in his knee, but after testing out the injury during pregame warmups, he feels comfortable playing through the ailment. He should continue to come off the bench as one of the Cavaliers' top bench options after combining to shoot a ridiculous 16-for-25 from the three-point line (64 percent) over the last three games.
Williams officially joined the Cavaliers earlier Monday, but the 32-year-old will be held out of action as he and the team finalize the details of his acquisition. A debut Wednesday night seems realistic, though Williams' workload could be limited for a few games as he adjusts to a new system and new surroundings. Eventually, the plan is for Williams to run the second unit, which should coincide in minutes reductions for Iman Shumpert and Kay Felder.
While the Celtics are yet to comment on Bradley's availability, the guard is not listed on the injury report, despite missing 22 of the team's last 23 games with a strained right Achilles. Coach Brad Stevens said Sunday that Bradley could return "any day now," so it's certainly possible that the Texas product could play Monday, but it's still best to wait for official confirmation before deploying Bradley in a DFS lineup.
The writing has been on the wall for a while, as 35-year-old has not been a part of the Lakers' regular rotation for the better part of the last three months. Calderon, who has appeared in 24 games this season, is widely expected to sign with the Warriors, who have an open spot on their roster after parting ways with 10-day signee Briante Weber. Calderon is not likely to be a major factor for Golden State, but he'll bring veteran depth to the point guard position in the event of an injury down the stretch.
In a release from the team's official media relations Twitter account, the Raptors announced Lowry will undergo surgery to remove loose bodies from his wrist. The hope is that Lowry will be able to return in time for the postseason, but a more definitive timeline won't be available until after the procedure is completed. While the Raptors could look to add a point guard -- perhaps a D-Leaguer or a player who's been waived -- to the roster in Lowry's absence, the more likely scenario is the team turning to Joseph as the interim starter, with Fred VanVleet and Delon Wright serving as backups. On the season, Joseph is averaging 23.0 minutes per game, which he's translated to averages of 8.7 points, 2.9 assists and 2.6 rebounds. Joseph has started the last two games in Lowry's place, putting up 11 points and six assists Friday against Boston, and 14 points and six assists Sunday versus Portland. In his only other start this season, back on Jan. 17 in Brooklyn, Joseph had 33 points, four assists and four rebounds.
Bayless underwent season-ending surgery on his left wrist in mid-December to address a torn ligament, and it now looks like he's ready to advance to the next phase of his rehab. The point guard is expected to be back to full strength by the start of training camp next fall and could end of challenging for the starting role if the 76ers determine Ben Simmons (foot) isn't ready to man the position right away.
The Raptors' official release didn't provide many details, stating only that Lowry will "aim to return for the playoffs." That would seem to imply that he'll be done for the remainder of the regular season, meaning Cory Joseph will likely step into the starting lineup going forward. The loss of Lowry is obviously a major blow for the Raptors, who acquired both Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker at the trade deadline in hopes of bolstering their roster for a run at dethroning the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference. If Lowry is able to return at full strength early in the postseason, the Raptors will still be among the top teams in the East, but it's difficult to imagine Toronto truly contending for a Finals berth if the All-Star remains sidelined.
Beverley was held out of Sunday's practice while tending to tightness in a groin muscle, but it was strictly for precautionary purposes. The same injury initially resulted in Beverley being ruled out for the Rockets' last game Saturday against the Timberwolves, but he was able to talk his way into the lineup after warmups and played well, providing 15 points, seven assists, four rebounds, three steals and one block in 29 minutes. Fantasy owners can probably feel comfortable activating him for the upcoming week.
Coach Billy Donovan said Oladipo is "progressing" in his recovery from back spasms, but the guard's availability for Tuesday's game against the Jazz remains up in the air. Oladipo has missed the last two games, both Thunder victories, enabling Alex Abrines to enter the starting lineup at shooting guard.