November 29, 2018, 2:02 pm
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February 21, 2019, 2:00 pmTyreke Evans - G - Indiana Pacers
Tyreke Evans (sore left ankle) is questionable for Friday after going through a limited practice on Thursday, and he could be headed for an MRI.
Evans tweaked his ankle in the last game before the All-Star break and is still dealing with some soreness. He's not a fantasy option, though his potential absence might leave more minutes open for Wes Matthews and Aaron Holiday.
Source: J. Michael on Twitter
February 21, 2019, 1:53 pmMyles Turner - F/C - Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner (bruised left hip) is questionable ahead of Friday's game against the Pelicans.
Turner recently shed his mask, but is now dealing with a new injury. The big man is returning second-round value in a real breakout season and hopefully this injury is minor. If he's forced to sit, Domantas Sabonis and Kyle O'Quinn will split the minutes at center.
February 21, 2019, 1:51 pmMike Muscala - F/C - Los Angeles Lakers
Mike Muscala (sprained right ankle) is now questionable to face the Rockets on Thursday.
Muscala was previously listed as probable. The Lakers will be thin up front tonight if he can't play. We'll keep you updated on his condition.
February 21, 2019, 1:47 pmTimothe Luwawu-Cabarrot - G/F - Chicago Bulls
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (oblique strain) missed Thursday's practice and is questionable for Friday's game against the Magic.
Luwawu-Cabarrot has averaged 16.6 mpg in five games with the Bulls this season, so there will be some effects on the rotation here. Just not any that will change the landscape for fantasy owners.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
February 21, 2019, 1:44 pmRobert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) was able to go through a limited practice on Thursday but will not travel with the Wolves on their upcoming two-game road trip.
Covington was able to do some shooting drills that involved jabbing, pivoting and running before the break and it looks like another week has done him some good. We'd imagine that there's a minutes restriction upon RoCo's return considering he's already missed 20 games — and the team would be wise to decrease his playing time a bit either way — but it's a good time to pick him up if he's been dropped in any of your leagues.
Source: Jon Kraqczynski on Twitter
February 21, 2019, 1:41 pmLuc Mbah a Moute - F - Los Angeles Clippers
Luc Mbah a Moute (sore knee) will not travel with the Clippers for their next two games.
Mbah a Moute has only appeared in four games all season, so what's two more absences? There's no fantasy appeal here.
Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter
February 21, 2019, 1:39 pmWilson Chandler - F - Los Angeles Clippers
Wilson Chandler (right quad strain) will miss at least two more games.
Chandler isn't traveling on the Clippers' short road trip but it sounds like he'll be available sometime soon. With Landry Shamet seemingly locked into the starting five, it looks like Chandler will be coming off the bench for LA — not that it hurts his already-minimal fantasy appeal.
Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter
February 21, 2019, 1:37 pmLandry Shamet - G - Los Angeles Clippers
Landry Shamet will continue to start for the Clippers, according to Doc Rivers.
The team is going with a three-guard configuration with Shamet starting alongside Patrick Beverley and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. It's big news for the rookie's fantasy outlook, and he's worth a look if you need 3-pointers. In three games with the Clips, Shamet has scored 17, 15 and eight points with at least one steal and two 3-pointers in each contest — he only say 24 minutes in that third game, a blowout against Phoenix. The arrow is pointing up here.
Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter
February 21, 2019, 1:33 pmE'Twaun Moore - G - New Orleans Pelicans
E'Twaun Moore will only play in one of the Pelicans' upcoming back-to-back set, though it hasn't been determined if he'll play on Friday vs. Indiana or on Saturday vs. the Lakers.
Moore left last Thursday's game with a left knee contusion but was able to return. He's fallen back to deep-league consideration after starting the year as a 12-team asset.
Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter
February 21, 2019, 1:31 pmElfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans
Elfrid Payton (sprained right ankle) will return to the starting lineup on Friday against the Pacers.
Payton has missed the last nine games with his ankle injury, which is his third lengthy absence of the season. His return will bump Frank Jackson to the bench and could push Tim Frazier out of the rotation, though we'd imagine that there's room for everyone until Payton looks 100 percent again. He's worth adding in most formats.
Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter