Fantasy News

  • Kawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors

    Raptors coach Nick Nurse told reporters Kawhi Leonard (hip), who is dealing with a bruised hip, will sit out on Tuesday against the Clippers.

    Leonard's absence should be treated as he was sitting out on back-to-backs in November, meaning OG Anunoby will get more playing time. Pascal Siakam will also get a nice increase in usage.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Lou Williams - G - Los Angeles Clippers

    Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Doc Rivers said Lou Williams is likely out 1-2 weeks with a hamstring injury.

    Williams hasn't missed a game all season, and yet he was barely a top-150 player so far. Unfortunately, he will sit with a tricky hamstring strain. The Clippers have plenty of depth in the backcourt, which has prevented Williams to emerge as he did last year. Patrick Beverley and possibly Tyrone Wallace will see more run.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Josh Jackson - F - Phoenix Suns

    The Suns are starting De'Anthony Melton, Mikal Bridges, Josh Jackson, T.J. Warren and DeAndre Ayton on Tuesday against the Spurs.

    Jackson replaces Ariza, who has been the center of NBA trade rumors in recent days. Jackson has been on fire lately, though not worthy of standard league consideration just yet. The youth movement is in full force in Phoenix.

    Source: Phoenix Suns on Twitter

  • Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington (knee) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game.

    Covington played 26 minutes on Monday night so we're expecting to see him out there tomorrow. If he does need to miss time we'll likely see Derrick Rose starting and Josh Okogie picking up mid-twenties minutes off the bench.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Jevon Carter - G - Memphis Grizzlies

    Jevon Carter (right knee soreness) will not play on Wednesday night when the Grizzlies take on the Blazers.

    Carter has yet to make his NBA debut, though that's largely been because of him spending time in the G-League. He's only an option in deep dynasty leagues.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Marquese Chriss - F - Houston Rockets

    Marquese Chriss (sprained left ankle) has been ruled out on Tuesday.

    Chriss is averaging 5.9 mpg in nine contests this season and currently sits fourth on the center depth chart, so he's well off the fantasy radar.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Davis Bertans - F - San Antonio Spurs

    The Spurs will be without Davis Bertans on Tuesday as he tends to a personal matter.

    This will be the second straight game out of the lineup for Bertans. Dante Cunningham is back so the Spurs won't be shorthanded at the four spot. There's minimal fantasy implications here.

    Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter

  • Dante Cunningham - F - San Antonio Spurs

    Dante Cunningham (abdominal soreness) will play on Tuesday.

    Cunningham missed one game with the ailment. He figures to slide back into the starting power forward spot and send Derrick White back to the bench, but the Spurs could stay small against the wing-heavy Suns. Either way, Cunningham and White are only of interested in deep leagues.

    Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter

  • Brandon Knight - G - Houston Rockets

    Brandon Knight is likely to make his Rockets debut next week.

    It's been over a year on the sidelines for Knight, who is on his way back from an offseason knee procedure. He'll be tasked with giving the Rockets some extra scoring off the bench, though the team probably can't lean on him right away even with the state of their depth. He's only a deep-league option but might have some wider appeal if Chris Paul or James Harden got hurt.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (right wrist sprain) has been ruled out for Wednesday.

    Smith has missed a week now with his wrist injury and hasn't returned to practice, so he's highly questionable to play later this week. Jalen Brunson has been playing well over the past few games and should continue to start for as long as Smith is out. He hasn't been good enough to warrant a firm hold recommendation in 12-team leagues, but he's certainly easier to wait on in 8-cat formats.

    Source: NBA.com