November 29, 2018, 2:02 pm
Damian Lillard went huge, Kelly Oubre Jr. showed that he might just belong (especially if a trade goes down), and Big Wednesday brought some great stories.
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December 14, 2018, 3:34 pmLance Thomas - F - New York Knicks
Lance Thomas (knee) has been downgraded to out ahead of Friday night's game.
Thomas was doubtful, so this isn't surprising, and he is slowly but surely nearing a return. Given the pace of changes in New York and the fact that Thomas opened the year as a starter, you have to at least file his name away in deep leagues, but we'd be surprised if he ended up impacting Kevin Knox or Noah Vonleh substantially.
December 14, 2018, 3:32 pmKyle O'Quinn - C - Indiana Pacers
Kyle O'Quinn (illness) is available to play on Friday night.
O'Quinn was upgraded quickly after being listed as questionable yesterday. It's possible that he sees the court if Joel Embiid gets any of Indy's other bigs into foul trouble but unfortunately O'Quinn isn't a regular member of the rotation.
December 14, 2018, 3:30 pmMichael Beasley - F - Los Angeles Lakers
Michael Beasley (personal) is listed as out for Saturday's game against the Hornets.
Beasley will be given as long as he needs for this personal matter, and his absence means nothing in the fantasy world.
December 14, 2018, 3:28 pmTyler Johnson - G - Miami Heat
Tyler Johnson (left hip contusion) is probable to play on Friday night.
Johnson started on Wednesday but fell victim to a blowout. With Goran Dragic back on the sidelines with more knee injuries, proactive owners may want to take a shot on Johnson in 12-team leagues. Assuming he can stay healthy himself, late-round value is a relatively safe expectation.
Source: Miami Heat on Twitter
December 14, 2018, 3:18 pmJabari Parker - F - Chicago Bulls
As per a report on Friday, the Bulls are actively talking to teams about Jabari Parker and there is "considerable interest" around the league.
Parker is falling out of favor in Chicago in a deal that really hasn't worked out for either side. It makes the most sense for Chicago to find a suitor that can make the money work. For fantasy purposes, a change of scenery could be huge for Jabari, but the profile is limited mainly to scoring and rebounding. There's potential to eke into the top-100 in a good role, but whether that will come is the next big question.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
December 14, 2018, 2:49 pmAndre Iguodala - G/F - Golden State Warriors
Andre Iguodala remains questionable for Friday's game with hip tightness.
Iguodala's status hasn't changed yet as we approach game time. He has missed two games and obviously the Warriors are far more concerned about their long-term outlook. He could be back in action but even a full-strength Iguodala is just a deep-league play.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
December 14, 2018, 1:47 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard remains questionable for Friday's game against the Blazers with a bruised hip.
Leonard still carries the questionable tag, but the hope is that he will be able to suit up. The missed games are an annoyance given his impact, but it's better to maintain this now than have it get to a point where he misses a large chunk of the year.
Source: Eric Smith on Twitter
December 14, 2018, 1:33 pmReggie Bullock - F - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Bullock is likely to be available on Saturday as he recovers from an ankle injury.
This was the expectation for Bullock who has missed the last five games with this ankle issue. There is some upside with Bullock to return some late-round value with his low turnovers and good perimeter shooting.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
December 14, 2018, 12:52 pmDamyean Dotson - G - New York Knicks
Damyean Dotson is out for Friday's game with a bruised shoulder.
Dotson joins Allonzo Trier on the injured list for this one. With Trey Burke also on the mend, the Knicks will have to go to Frank Ntilikina who has seen some decent value shooting the rock of late.
Source: Steve Popper on Twitter
December 14, 2018, 12:49 pmJeremy Lin - G - Atlanta Hawks
Jeremy Lin is available to play in Friday's game.
Lin will return to the lineup after some injury issues that have continued to plague him this season and throughout his career. There is always upside here in Lin's skillset so we'll see if he's actually going to stay healthy for any stretch of time.
Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter