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2/2/2023 Stephen Curry, GSW, PG
Curry (shoulder) may be held out for rest in Thursday's game at Denver, the Warriors' second game in as many nights.

Analysis: Curry played 43 minutes in Wednesday's overtime loss at Minnesota and Warriors coach Steve Kerr has rested as many as four veterans on the second night of back-to-backs this season, including sitting Curry in the back half of their most recent two-games-in-two-days sequence on Jan. 20 in Cleveland. However, Kerr also played his veterans on the second night of a back-to-back earlier on the trip, and the result was a 127-118 win at Washington with Curry scoring 41.
2/2/2023 Draymond Green, GSW, F-C
Green (foot) may be held out for rest in Thursday's game at Denver, the Warriors' second game in as many nights.

Analysis: Green played 39 minutes in Wednesday's overtime loss at Minnesota and Warriors coach Steve Kerr has rested as many as four veterans on the second night of back-to-backs this season, including sitting Green in the back half of their most recent two-games-in-two-days sequence on Jan. 20 in Cleveland. However, Kerr also played his veterans on the second night of a back-to-back earlier on the trip, and the result was a 127-118 win at Washington, with Green scoring 17.
2/2/2023 Klay Thompson, GSW, G-F
Thompson (injury management) will be held out for Thursday's game at Denver, the Warriors' second game in as many nights.

Analysis: Thompson, who played 40 minutes in Wednesday's overtime loss at Minnesota, has yet to play in the second half of a back-to-back all season, so will almost certainly sit against the Nuggets.
2/2/2023 Caris LeVert, CLE, G-F
LeVert (right hamstring soreness) is questionable to play Thursday against Memphis.

Analysis: LeVert has averaged 13.4 points, 4.8 assists and 3.1 rebounds over his last eight games. Cedi Osman would likely see more time on the court if LeVert doesn't play.
2/2/2023 Jaren Jackson Jr., MEM, F-C
Jackson (right thigh soreness) is expected to sit out when the Grizzlies conclude a back-to-back set Thursday in Cleveland.

Analysis: Jackson played 34 minutes Tuesday against Portland, so this could just be the Grizzlies wanting to give their third-leading scorer a night off. If Jackson sits, Santi Aldama and Brandon Clarke would likely see more action.
2/2/2023 Jabari Smith Jr., HOU, PF
Smith (hip) is questionable for Friday's game against the Raptors.

Analysis: Smith exited in the fourth quarter Wednesday against the Thunder. Fellow rookie Tari Eason would likely start if Smith cannot play and is coming off a season-high, 20-point performance Wednesday. Smith is averaging 11.8 points and 7 rebounds in 48 games.
2/1/2023 Jonathan Isaac, ORL, F
Isaac (left knee injury management) has been added to the Magic's injury report and won't play in Wednesday's game against Philadelphia.

Analysis: The Magic continue to be careful with Isaac after he missed more than two years with a serious knee injury before returning on Jan. 23. The former first-round pick has yet to play more than 10 minutes in four games since coming back.
2/1/2023 Aaron Gordon, DEN, F
Gordon (left ankle sprain) is questionable for Thursday against the Warriors.

Analysis: Gordon played 36 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Pelicans, finishing with 15 points, six rebounds and six assists. If he doesn't play, Jeff Green will likely slide into the starting lineup.
2/1/2023 Victor Oladipo, MIA, G-F
Oladipo (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday against the Knicks.

Analysis: Oladipo could use a day off given how much he's been struggling recently. In his last three games, he's totaled 16 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds while shooting 25%. Without Oladipo, Max Strus and Gabe Vincent could play a bigger role.
2/1/2023 LeBron James, LAL, F
James (left ankle soreness) is questionable for Thursday at Indiana.

Analysis: James, who sat out Monday's loss to the Nets due to the sore ankle, played 43 minutes in the Lakers' win over the Knicks the following night. He finished with 28 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in that one and is now just 88 points shy of tying Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's NBA career scoring record. The ankle is bothering him, but it's not showing with his production and the team will continue to monitor his health.
2/1/2023 Jusuf Nurkic, POR, C
Nurkic lasted just two minutes before exiting due to left calf soreness in the Trail Blazers' game against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

Analysis: This is certainly concern seeing as Nurkic had just played Monday after sitting out Saturday's loss to the Raptors due to the sore calf. He initially sustained the injury last Wednesday against the Jazz. Drew Eubanks got the start at center on Saturday in place of Nurkic and will likely pick up more minutes should he miss more time.
2/1/2023 Gary Harris, ORL, G-F
Gary Harris scored 11 points Wednesday on 3-of-9 shooting as the Orlando Magic fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 105-94. Harris grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 27:41 of playing time. He added one steal. Harris went 3 of 8 from behind the arc.
2/1/2023 Moritz Wagner, ORL, F-C
Moritz Wagner scored six points Wednesday, going 2 of 5 from the field, as the Orlando Magic lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 105-94. Wagner grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -9 in his 15:20 on the floor.
2/1/2023 Markelle Fultz, ORL, G
Markelle Fultz scored 18 points Wednesday on 7-of-11 shooting as the Orlando Magic fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 105-94. Fultz pulled down three rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -8 in his 33:26 of playing time.
2/1/2023 Wendell Carter Jr., ORL, F-C
Wendell Carter Jr. scored nine points Wednesday on 3-of-10 shooting as the Orlando Magic fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 105-94. Carter Jr. grabbed 13 rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -2 in his 32:40 of playing time. Carter Jr. struggled from behind the arc, missing all five of his attempts.
2/1/2023 Bol Bol, ORL, F-C
Bol Bol scored two points Wednesday, going 1 of 3 from the field, as the Orlando Magic fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 105-94. Bol pulled down five rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 14:34 of playing time. He added two blocks.
2/1/2023 Franz Wagner, ORL, G-F
Franz Wagner scored 13 points Wednesday, going 6 of 15 from the field, as the Orlando Magic fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 105-94. Wagner pulled down four rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -4 in his 36:24 on the floor. He tacked on two steals. Wagner went 1 of 7 from 3-point range.
2/1/2023 Cole Anthony, ORL, PG
Cole Anthony scored 11 points Wednesday on 2-of-7 shooting as the Orlando Magic fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 105-94. Anthony pulled down four rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -11 in his 18:05 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.
2/1/2023 Jalen Suggs, ORL, G
Jalen Suggs scored 11 points Wednesday, going 4 of 9 from the field, as the Orlando Magic lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 105-94. Suggs pulled down four rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -6 in his 26:15 on the floor. He tacked on five steals. Suggs went 2 of 4 from behind the arc.
2/1/2023 Paolo Banchero, ORL, F
Paolo Banchero scored 13 points Wednesday, going 5 of 18 from the field, as the Orlando Magic lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 105-94. Banchero grabbed nine rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -12 in his 35:35 of playing time. He added one block and one steal. Banchero struggled from 3-point range, missing all six of his attempts.
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