• The Detroit Pistons are one of those teams who don’t actually play in the city they’re alleged to. The Pistons currently play in The Palace at Auburn Hills in nearby Auburn Hills, Michigan- about a 45 minute drive away from Detroit. Reports have surfaced that that will no longer be the case next season with an official announcement possibly coming as soon as tomorrow.

    The Detroit Free Press has learned that an agreement between Pistons owner Tom Gores and the Ilitch family (owners of the Detroit Red Wings and the Little Caesar’s pizza chain) would allow the Pistons to move into the still-under-construction Little Caesar’s Arena when it’s ready to go next season. They would share the facility with the Red Wings in a return to downtown Detroit.

    The new arena will replace the old Joe Louis Arena and is part of an effort to revitalize a once-downtrodden metro Detroit area. It will pair with the beautiful Comerica Park and Ford Field as a sports hub in the heart of the city.

    It’s a good move to actually move into Detroit- the Pistons are a team on the rise and will be able to more easily reach new fans as they grow competitive in their swanky new digs. While The Palace was home to many great memories for the organization and its fans, it makes a lot of sense to relocate closer to downtown. Talks have progressed quickly and barring a major surprise it doesn’t seem like anything will prevent the Pistons from moving into a new home next season.

Fantasy News

  • Terrance Ferguson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Terrance Ferguson will miss Friday's game for personal reasons.

    With Ferguson out, expect Hamidou Diallo and Dennis Schroder to pick up the slack.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams (left ankle sprain) is listed as questionable vs. the Hawks on Friday.

    Adams is one of the toughest cookies in the league, so expect the Kiwi to head back to the court ASAP. Until then, enjoy the Nerlens Noel ride.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Kenrich Williams
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Kenrich Williams will remain on the sidelines on Friday with right lower back soreness.

    Williams has fallen off the fantasy landscape and can be confidently be left on the wire.

    Source: NBA.com

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick (left hamstring strain) is listed as probable to face the Nuggets on Friday.

    Redick saw a move to the bench on Wednesday. He's still one of the league's best 3-point shooters and doesn't need a ton of minutes to do what you're expecting to get out of him. He remains a hold in standard leagues.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Josh Hart
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Josh Hart is being listed as probable vs. the Nuggets on Friday as he deals with left ankle soreness.

    Hart's value has taken a hit with Zion Williamson now in the mix. His injury concerns aren't doing him any favors either. He's a drop in standard leagues and a marginal hold in 16-teamers or deeper.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Malcolm Brogdon suffered a concussion after getting hit in the head on Wednesday and will not play vs. thee Warriors on Thursday.

    Brogdon can't seem to catch a break. Concussion timelines are tough to gauge because they vary from player to player and case-to-case basis. Expect Aaron Holiday to start but he should split those PG minutes with T.J. McConnell.

    Source: Pacers Nation on Twitter

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Marvin Bagley III (right foot soreness) is unlikely to play against the Bulls on Friday.

    This "update" by coach Luke Walton, via an interview, conflicts with a previous report that Bagley was expected to play. We recommend to check closer to shootaround for a more concrete update.

    Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Coach Luke Walton said in an interview that Richaun Holmes will be out for Friday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Holmes was expected to be re-evaluated two weeks after his injury, so this "update" is simply in-line with the status quo. Holmes, a Hoop Ball darling way before he was a thing, has been so good this season, that his owners have no choice but to gut it out and wait for the underrated big man to get well.

    Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Boston Celtics

    Enes Kanter (right hip contusion) will not play against the Magic on Friday.

    Kanter, along with Jayson Tatum, limped off the court on Wednesday and did not return to the game. It seems like Kanter's injury was a bit more serious and he was seen limping as he left the stadium. Kanter had been clinging onto 12-team value by a thread, but take this a sign to move on from him and add any hot, low-end big man, such as Ivica Zubac, Jerami Grant or teammate Daniel Theis, who should produce top solid top-100 value as the lone viable center on the roster.

    Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter

  • Jayson Tatum
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum (right groin strain) has avoided major injury and is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Magic.

    Tatum injured his groin on Wednesday and did not return to the game. As with any soft tissue injury, short return-to-play timetables can be a relief, but they can also place a player in position to reaggravate the original strain. Check back in before game time on Friday, but we wouldn't be surprised to see the Celtics hold their star forward out at least one game.

    Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter