• The Sacramento Kings announced this morning through a press release that Peja Stojakovic, who currently operates as the Vice President of Basketball and Team Development, will be promoted to Assistant General Manager under Vlade Divac.

    As Assistant General Manager, Stojakovic is expected to assist with player development and talent evaluation, and will also oversee the team’s G-League affiliate in Stockton, according to the release.  These are very similar to the responsibilities he had in his previous role, so this promotion is likely just an expansion of his current responsibilities.

Fantasy News

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (right knee surgery) has been cleared to start running and could still be able to return to play around Christmas.

    The Rockets, and Gordon, won't get into specifics but the original plan of a late-December return is still on the table. Gordon says he's feeling much better and it'll be interesting to see if his play improves as well. The sharpshooter was hitting just 30.9 percent of his shots before going under the knife.

    Source: Houston Chronicle

  • JaMychal Green
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    JaMychal Green (tailbone) is questionable for Saturday's game.

    Green has missed the last five games but does appear to be making some progress. He's been a solid deep-league play this season and has become a quality stretch four.

    Source: Tomer Azarly on Twitter

  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker (sore wrist) will not play on Saturday against the Spurs.

    Booker also missed practice on Friday due to a right forearm contusion, so we have some more clarity about the issue. Hopefully the injury doesn't sideline him into next week. Booker's absence will open up the guard rotation substantially, so players like Ty Jerome, Elie Okobo and Tyler Johnson should see more run, while the ripple effect could also benefit guys like Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson. Bridges is expected to start in Booker's place.

    Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers are listing JaKarr Sampson (back) as questionable for Sunday.

    Sampson has been out for nearly a month now and isn't worth tracking in all but the deepest of fantasy leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic (right ankle sprain) is questionable to face the Pelicans on Sunday.

    The general vibe is that Vucevic will be able to make his return tomorrow after missing the last 11 games, so fantasy GMs can keep their fingers crossed. Khem Birch will likely go back out of the rotation when Vuc is at full strength, while Mo Bamba's stock takes a hit — though he's worth holding onto in 14-teamers and beyond given his excellent play while Orlando was shorthanded.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tyson Chandler
    C, Houston Rockets

    Tyson Chandler (illness) is questionable for Saturday's game.

    Chandler has missed the last five games and isn't on the fantasy radar.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dragan Bender
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Dragan Bender (right ankle sprain) will not play on Saturday.

    Bender hasn't appeared in Milwaukee's last five games but he has only been on the injured list for the last three. In better, and equally irrelevant, news, Kyle Korver has been taken off the injury report and is good to go.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokunmpo (right quad tendon soreness) is questionable for Saturday's game.

    Antetokounmpo was also questionable to face the Grizzlies last night but was ultimately cleared to play, though a SEGABABA against Cleveland seems like a great spot for a night off if he's truly dealing with an injury. You can upgrade the rest of the Bucks in that case as there will be plenty of shots to go around. Eric Bledsoe is also ruled out, so it could be open season. Ersan Ilyasova is the most likely winner if Giannis sits, though DJ Wilson and Sterling Brown are dart throws in deeper formats.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma said that his current left ankle sprain is unrelated to the stress reaction that cost him the beginning of the year.

    That's good news, and Kuzma is hoping to return to the court in the next few games after missing the last two contests. He shouldn't be considered a 12-team asset at this point, though his name value is keeping him rostered.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jae Crowder (left ankle soreness) is questionable to face the Wizards on Friday.

    Crowder has been a solid top-125 player this season, finding a comfortable role on a rebuilding Memphis team. That said, his poor shooting means he won't fit with every roster, so he's not someone you need to make space for in all leagues depending on your team build. If Crowder can't go it should lead to more minutes for Kyle Anderson, Bruno Cabcolo and Solomon Hill. That's also the order that fantasy GMs should rank the replacements.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter