Fantasy News

  • Chandler Parsons
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    Chandler Parsons (concussion) will not play on Saturday

    Parsons will be ruled out for the second straight game due to an automobile accident where he suffered whiplash and a concussion. He has only played in five games this season with his last appearance on December 27 so there will be no fantasy implications here.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Cam Reddish
    G-F, Atlanta Hawks

    Cam Reddish (right ankle sprain) is listed as probable on Saturday versus Detroit.

    Reddish has been in a terrible shooting slump for most of the season but has shown flashes of a fantasy beast in two of the last three games in which he had a 4-steal, 5-triple game and and a 5-triple, 4-steal game with a dud in between. He will likely continue to shoot poorly for the rest of the season but the opportunity is there and if he can be more consistent with the supporting stats, he may be worth a pickup.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len (lower back strain) is listed as doubtful to play against the Pistons on Saturday.

    Len missed the last two contests after putting up late-round standard league value with 10.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his last 11 games. There are likely more exciting waiver wire options anyway as John Collins will continue to be the starting center with Damian Jones and Bruno Fernando splitting Len's backup minutes until he returns.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart said that he rolled his ankle in Thursday's game but he will be good to go on Saturday against Phoenix.

    Smart put up a heck of a line on Thursday with Jaylen Brown (thumb) sidelined with 24 points, five triples, four rebounds, two steals and one block in 36 minutes. We could expect as much on Saturday if not more with Brown ruled out and Kemba Walker (knee) popping up on the injury report as questionable.

    Source: Marc D'Amico on Twitter

  • Daniel Theis
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Daniel Theis (right knee soreness) will be available against the Suns on Saturday.

    Theis was still listed on the injury report (as probable) although he played in a back-to-back on Wednesday and Thursday after missing Monday's game with the injury. Expect him to continue splitting all of the center minutes with Enes Kanter with Theis offering slightly more appeal because of his defensive stats.

    Source: Marc D'Amico on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker (sore left knee) is questionable to play on Saturday against the Suns.

    This is the first we are hearing of the knee issue for Walker but hopefully it's nothing serious. With Jaylen Brown already ruled out, Marcus Smart could potentially see upwards of 40 minutes if Walker is ruled out as well. Semi Ojeleye and Brad Wanamaker would also see more minutes while Tremont Waters was called up from the G League for this game as well.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Tremont Waters
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Tremont Waters called up for Saturday's game against the Suns.

    Waters gets the call-up ahead of Carsen Edwards in this one and might play a few minutes with Jaylen Brown ruled out and Kemba Walker questionable. He has barely played for the Celtics this year but the 2019 second round pick is averaging 20.3 points, 7.6 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 3.0 triples in 20 G League games.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Jaylen Brown
    SG, Boston Celtics

    Jaylen Brown (right thumb sprain) will not play on Saturday versus Phoenix.

    Brown's scan showed no issues and he was close to playing so there is a decent chance he is back on Monday against the Lakers. He missed Thursday's game in which Marcus Smart filled in admirably with 24 points, five triples, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block so fire him up on Saturday as well.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Derrick Walton Jr.
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    The Clippers have called up Derrick Walton Jr and Terance Mann for Saturday's game against the Pelicans.

    Both players have played sporadically for the Clippers this season with Walton making 22 appearances at 9.8 minutes per and their 2019 second round pick Mann making only 12 appearances at 10.0 minutes per. This call-up makes sense with Paul George and Moe Harkless both hurt but neither player is expected to play much.

    Source: Lucas Hann on Twitter

  • Allonzo Trier
    PG, New York Knicks

    Allonzo Trier is staying positive despite reduced role.

    As an undrafted rookie last season, Trier averaged 22.8 minutes across 64 games. This season has a much different outlook as he has appeared in less than half the team's games so far at only 12.0 minutes. Interim coach Mike Miller praised Trier's professionalism this year, saying he is one the first ones in the gym every day as well as being focused and providing excitement on the bench, cheering on his teammates. Trier himself spoke about how he is trying to be the best teammate he can be, constantly trying to find holes in the defense to point out to his teammates Mitch Robinson and Marcus Morris and his team-first, continue to work hard every day attitude is a great sign that he will be ready when his number is called. He can be ignored for fantasy purposes in the meantime.

    Source: SNY