• The Sacramento Kings dropped the first game of their home stand Wednesday night, losing 110-105 against the San Antonio Spurs.  This was Sacramento’s second time playing the Spurs this season, with the first game also resulting in a loss.

    Sacramento made a great push late, but were ultimately unable to overcome a strong start by the San Antonio.  The Spurs were aided by a fairly balanced attack, with three starters scoring 20 or more points.

    Here are some notes from the game:

    • DeMarcus Cousins had a great game despite sitting early in the first quarter with two fouls.  He finished with a game-high 26 points and 17 rebounds, and also dished out six assists.  Beyond Cousins, the Kings’ starters were only able to score 22 points.
    • Rudy Gay had an off-night, scoring just 11 points on 3/11 shooting.  Gay has been very consistent on offense this season, but was clearly bothered by Kawhi Leonard and the rest of the Spurs defense.
    • Willie Cauley-Stein and Ben McLemore received larger roles than usual, with the two combining for 25 points in just under 40 minutes.  With just Omri Casspi and Anthony Tolliver not seeing minutes tonight, it seems that both could be a part of the rotation going forward.

    Following the loss, Sacramento turns their attention toward the Los Angeles Clippers, who have established themselves as one of the premier teams in the NBA.  With an early 4-8 record, Sacramento will need to turn things around soon to avoid digging a big early hole.

Fantasy News

  • Lonzo Ball
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Lonzo Ball had a big triple-double against the Clippers on Saturday with 18 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds, two steals, one block and four threes on 7-of-16 shooting from the field in 39 minutes.

    Ball also committed six turnovers on the night, but owners have to be ecstatic with this game from Ball. Ball shot 4-of-9 from 3-point range, as he continues to improve his shot as the season wears along. Ball has been a top-55/30 player in 9/8 cat leagues over the past month and will soon have Zion Williamson at his disposal.

    Source: NBA

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet (hamstring) will make his return to the lineup in Saturday's game against the Wolves.

    FVV is expected to play in 7-8 minute stints as the team looks to ease him back into the lineup. Norman Powell is likely to be affected the most when VanVleet gets back up to speed. Make sure to get VanVleet back into your lineup as he has been a top-30 per game player on the season.

    Source: Eric Smith on Twitter

  • Glenn Robinson III
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    Glenn Robinson III (right ankle sprain) is being listed as out for Saturday's game against the Magic.

    With Robinson out, there will be more minutes to go around for Jordan Poole, Alec Buks and Ky Bowman, among others. Robinson has been a consistent bench option for fantasy leagues this season and is providing top-105 value in 9/8 cat leagues over the past month.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ky Bowman
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    Ky Bowman is being listed as available to play in Saturday's game against the Magic.

    The Warriors will be without Glenn Robinson III and Draymond Green, among others, tonight, so Bowman should receive plenty of run for this one. Bowman makes for a solid guard streamer tonight but isn't worth rostering past tonight unless his contract situation is resolved.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (glute contusion) is being listed as questionable to play in Saturday's primetime game against the Rockets.

    Davis is considered a game-time decision, so his status will likely come right down to the wire. Make sure to keep track of Davis's status as we get closer tipoff.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet (hamstring) is being listed as questionable to play in Saturday's game against the Wolves.

    Nick Nurse stated earlier in the week that VanVleet could return this weekend, so there is a real chance the Raptors get their sparkplug combo guard back for this one. Norman Powell would take the biggest hit should FVV be able to go.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Allen Crabbe
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Allen Crabbe (illness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Crabbe's Wolves debut may have to wait a bit longer if he can't get over the illness in time. Crabbe is a good shooter, but it is unclear what his role will be moving forward with a deep crop of wings on the team.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) is being listed as available and will play against the Raptors on Saturday in the second night of a back-to-back set.

    Towns returned to the lineup on Friday, and it was business as usual for the superstar big man as he put up 27 points, five rebounds, one assist and three triples in 28 minutes of action. It looks like he'll be good to go on back-to-back sets right off the rip, and owners should expect KAT to return to the elite fantasy production we have come accustomed to.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • John Henson
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    John Henson (lower back soreness) will not suit up for Saturday's game against the Bulls.

    With Henson out again, Larry Nance Jr. will see extra minutes off the bench at both big spots. Henson is a blocks specialist who may surface in the second half of the season if the Cavs trade off some of their pieces.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dante Exum
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Dante Exum (right ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable to play against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Exum started his Cavs career off hot, but it's been the same old story since with injuries keeping him out of the lineup. He can be left on the waiver wire for now.

    Source: NBA Injury Report