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Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard: Shut down for remainder of season
Lillard (calf) has been shut down for the remainder of the 2022-23 season, Chris Haynes of Turner Sports reports.
Lillard has missed three straight contests, and as previously suggested by Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Trail Blazers will shut down the star point guard after falling five games back of the final play-in spot. Anfernee Simons (foot) and Jerami Grant (quadriceps) also remain sidelined and could be shut down too, so Shaedon Sharpe, Keon Johnson, Nassir Little and Cam Reddish (back) could be in store for major usage during the final weeks of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jabari Walker: Plays 25 minutes off bench
Walker closed Monday's 124-90 loss to the Pelicans with seven points (3-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds and one steal over 25 minutes.
With Portland banged up, Walker has found his way back into the rotation lately and saw a season-high 25 minutes Monday. Over his past three games, Walker has totaled 23 points, eight rebounds and three steals in 21.0 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Keon Johnson: Scores season-high 20 points
Johnson closed with 20 points (7-15 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six assists and three rebounds in 31 minutes during Monday's 124-90 loss to the Pelicans.
With Damian Lillard (calf) and Anfernee Simons (foot) still out, Johnson was poised for another increased role Monday, but Cam Reddish's (back) departure opened up even more opportunities for the second-year guard, who took advantage by scoring a team- and season-high 20 points while tying his season-best mark with six dimes. As long as the aforementioned trio remains sidelined, Johnson should continue to be on fantasy radars and might even slide into the starting lineup moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Kevin Knox: Scores 15 points off bench
Knox contributed 15 points (6-15 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one steal across 32 minutes during Monday's 124-90 loss to the Pelicans.
With numerous players ruled out before the game, Knox was in line for an increased role again, but Cam Reddish (back) leaving the contest early allowed Knox to see his most playing time since Jan. 10, when he played a season-high 33 minutes. Knox took advantage of the opportunity and scored his most points since Jan. 15, recording his third double-digit scoring outing over his past four appearances. As long as Portland remains banged up, Knox should at least be considered a potential streaming option.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Cam Reddish: Exits with back injury
Reddish won't return to Monday's game against the Pelicans due to back soreness.
Reddish has been shut down for the rest of the evening, likely as a precaution. Nassir Little and Kevin Knox could see an uptick in playing time down the stretch as a result.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Cam Reddish: Available to play
Reddish (back) is available for Monday's game against the Pelicans.
Reddish should have the opportunity for minutes in the 20s with Portland desperate for depth, although he's currently going through an awful shooting rut, converting just two of his 10 attempts over the past two games. He's a risky target in daily fantasy leagues.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Nassir Little: Starting Monday
Little will move into the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Pelicans, Danny Marang of 1080 The Fan Portland reports.
Trendon Watford will be sitting out Monday's game after tweaking his ankle Sunday, so Little will replace him in the first unit and should have plenty of time to shine for a Portland team that is resting most of its main guys. He's coming off a 28-point performance, so Little could be someone to consider as a streamer or low-budget option in daily fantasy leagues.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Trendon Watford: Unavailable Monday
Watford (ankle) is out for Monday's contest against the Pelicans, Sean Highkin of RoseGardenReport.com reports.
Watford is officially unable to suit up due to an ankle injury that he sustained during the Trail Blazers' previous game. Nassir Little will draw the start in Watford's place. Watford's next chance to return to the court comes Wednesday against the Kings.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Cam Reddish: Probable against New Orleans
Reddish (back) is probable for Monday's game against the Pelicans.
Although Reddish is dealing with a back issue, he'll likely be able to suit up against New Orleans. He's come off the bench in his last three appearances, averaging 6.3 points in 20.7 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Trendon Watford: Unlikely to play Monday
Watford (ankle) is doubtful for Monday's game against the Pelicans.
Watford left Sunday's loss to Oklahoma City due to right ankle discomfort and will be sidelined for at least one additional game. It's unclear how significant the sprain is, but the big man's next chance to suit up will come Wednesday against Sacramento.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jerami Grant: Remains out Monday
Grant (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Monday's game against New Orleans.
Grant will be unavailable for a seventh consecutive game due to a quadriceps injury, and it's possible the Trail Blazers elect to shut him down for the season. Nassir Little and Kevin Knox should see increased run for the shorthanded club Monday.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons: Out again Monday
Simons (foot) is out for Monday's game against the Pelicans.
Simons is slated to miss a fourth straight game due to right foot soreness. With Damian Lillard (calf) also out, Ryan Arcidiacono, Shaedon Sharpe and Cam Reddish (back) are all candidates for increased roles in the backcourt.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard: Ruled out Monday
Lillard (calf) won't play Monday against the Pelicans.
Lillard will miss the second half of Portland's current back-to-back set, marking his third straight absence due to right calf soreness. The team is leaning toward shutting the superstar point guard down, per Shams Charania of The Athletic, so it seems likely he'll be sidelined for Wednesday's matchup against the Kings, as well. Until the shutdown is official, Lillard is a difficult player for fantasy managers to drop, but those in a need of a roster spot may have no choice but to do so at this stage.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Ruled out Monday
Nurkic (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Pelicans.
Nurkic will miss a third consecutive game and is one of several starters who will be unable to suit up for the Trail Blazers on Monday. With Trendon Watford (ankle) doubtful, Drew Eubanks should see plenty of run at center against New Orleans.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Nassir Little: Erupts for 28 points
Little supplied 28 points (11-21 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and six rebounds in 31 minutes during Sunday's 118-112 loss to the Thunder.
Little shocked many with his production Sunday evening by splashing three triples and scoring a season-high 28 points. The North Carolina product had been in the midst of a cold stretch entering Sunday, as he'd been held to eight total points over his previous three matchups. However, he was handed more opportunities with Jerami Grant (quad) and Jusuf Nurkic (knee) out of commission, and Trendon Watford (ankle) also left the matchup early. Fantasy managers should expect Little's playing time to drop back down to the 15-to-20-minute range once Portland shakes the injury bug.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Drew Eubanks: Swats away six shots
Eubanks produced seven points (3-6 FG, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists, six blocks and one steal in 33 minutes during Sunday's 118-112 loss to Oklahoma City.
Eubanks didn't turn any heads with his performance in the scoring column, but he managed to tie his season high with six blocks. He also made an impact by snagging double-digit rebounds, his first time doing so since Feb. 14. Eubanks could be a viable streaming option for fantasy managers in need of rebounds and defensive stats, especially with Jusuf Nurkic (knee) and Trendon Watford (ankle) struggling to return to health.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Shaedon Sharpe: Continues to impress
Sharpe closed Sunday's 118-112 loss to the Thunder with 29 points (9-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 8-11 FT), five rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes.
Sharpe has looked strong in three straight contests since entering Portland's starting lineup in place of Anfernee Simons (foot), as he's averaged 25.7 points to go along with 6.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.3 steals over this brief hot stretch. His 29-point night marks a new career high, and he'll be an enticing add for fantasy managers in search of scoring until Simons is cleared to return.... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|D. Lillard PG Damian Lillard PG||Calf|
|J. Nurkic C Jusuf Nurkic C||Knee|
|J. Grant PF Jerami Grant PF||Quadriceps|
|A. Simons SG Anfernee Simons SG||Foot|
|C. Reddish SG Cam Reddish SG||Back|
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