The backup point guard has been dealing with a calf injury for the last few games, and he was held out of Wednesday's loss to the Raptors. However, after going through shootaround without issue, Dellavedova has been given the green light, and he'll serve as the primary backup to Mo Williams on Friday.
A lower back strain kept Cousins out of Wednesday's win over Milwaukee, but after testing out the back Friday afternoon, he's been upgraded to questionable. Per Ham's report, Cousins believes he can play, though an official ruling won't come until he's able to be evaluated by team medical personnel during pregame warmups.
Mozgov appears to be ahead of schedule as he recovers from a strained shoulder, and it looks as though he'll try to play Friday after initially being ruled out for two weeks last Friday. The big man went through shootaround, which is an encouraging sign, but an official designation likely won't come until just before game-time.
Smart is no longer using crutches, but he continues to wear a bulky leg brace, per A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN. Coach Brad Stevens said it's all but a certainty that Smart misses all five games of the road trip, and he called Smart a "long shot" to return for one of the first two games following the road swing (Dec. 9, Dec. 11). As such, Smart should continue to be considered out indefinitely, and at this point it's unclear when, exactly, he could rejoin the team.
Chandler was held out of Wednesday's game due to illness, but he was present at shootaround Friday and will return to his usual starting center spot. That means Alex Len, who started Wednesday, will shift back to a bench role.
Hood hasn't previously dealt with back spasms this season and so it remains unclear how serious the issue will amount to be. Although, he was able to practice Friday which suggests he could certainly suit up Saturday despite his current injury designation.
Burke prematurely exited Wednesday's game against the Clippers with back spasms which apparently have lingered into Friday. If he's unable to go Saturday, Raul Neto and Alec Burks will be the only viable options to man point in Utah.
Bjelica has already missed the past three games with a left knee bruise. He's averaging a surprising 26.5 minutes per game after 12 outings this season, but his impending return to the court could feature the Serbian in limited minutes as to prevent further injury.
Rubio had an abbreviated appearance Wednesday against the Hawks due to a re-aggravation of a previous ankle injury. His status will need to be monitored up until pregame warmups, while Zach LaVine and Andre Miller wait in the wings for added playing time.
Bryant's availability on the court will likely be stymied throughout the season which undoubtedly poses frustrations for those that have a vested interest in the aging veteran. He continues to sit out practice to stay fresh for games, but even missing practice entirely won't keep him on the court regularly.