Injuries

  • Eric Bledsoe
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Eric Bledsoe has been diagnosed with a right shin contusion and will not return to Friday's game.

    He left the game in the third quarter and produced 12 points (3-of-6 shooting) with four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 17 minutes.

    Source: Matt Velasquez on Twitter

  • Dylan Windler
    SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Dylan Windler (left leg) suffered a setback and will be out for at least two more weeks at which point, he will be re-evaluated.

    Windler has been assigned to the Cavs' G League affiliate, the Canton Charge. At this rate we could expect a 2020 rookie debut from Windler.

    Source: Tom Withers on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis is listed on the injury report with a sore right shoulder, but is all set to battle the Heat on Friday.

    The shoulder issue is irrelevant at this point for Davis who has been fantastic all season. Throw him out there and sit back.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (left hand discomfort) is unavailable for when the Hornets clash with the Bulls on Friday.

    Batum has been a disappointment this season, and it appears his days of filling up the box score are long gone at this point for the Hornets. At this point he is just mucking up the rest of the rotation for guys like Dwayne Bacon and P.J. Washington.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    JaKarr Sampson has been ruled out for Friday vs. the Hawks as he continues to heal from a back injury.

    Sampson is an afterthought on the Pacers and does not need to be rostered in fantasy basketball.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. will play through injuries to has abdomen, tailbone and head on Friday, as the Bulls take on the Hornets.

    As expected Carter is fine to play, and is just making our lives more difficult with these injury tags. It would be great if Carter made our fantasy lives easier as well and delivered something beyond his usual 10 points and 10 rebounds with little else.

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Frank Vogel confirmed that Rajon Rondo (left hamstring strain) will take part in the Lakers-Heat game on Friday.

    Just a two-game absence fro Rondo, who was looking useful in standard leagues prior to this injury. Rondo was coming on before this setback. If you have room on your roster he could be worth a pickup for the assist boost.

    Source: Dan McMenamin

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine will play through his right shoulder strain and take the floor versus the Hornets on Friday.

    LaVine should have a nice opportunity to deliver a big line against the Hornets. The injury did not slow him down on Wednesday so have confidence in deploying him on Friday.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right quad tendon soreness) has been upgraded to probable for Friday's contest vs. the Grizzlies.

    That is a good sign for Giannis taking the floor tonight. Great sign for the MVP's owners in fantasy as well.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap is questionable to face the Thunder on Saturday as he recovers from a right quadriceps strain.

    The Nuggets face a back-to-back over the weekend so Millsap's availability for Sunday has to be in question as well. If Millsap were to miss any games it would open the door for Jerami Grant, who stepped right through to have a great game on Thursday against the Blazers.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. is once again being listed as probable with injuries to his abdomen, tailbone and head, and will likely suit up Friday’s matchup against the Hornets.

    We’re only writing this blurb to note the sloppiness with which injury reports out of Chicago are being written. Carter’s specific injury this time is “left abdomen surgery.” Of course, Carter underwent sports hernia surgery in early July and there is a possibility that he’s dealing with some residual discomfort, but there’s no reason to read too deeply into what may be another one of Jim Boylen’s convoluted motivational tactics. The Bulls had 11 players on their injury report earlier this week and only three players ended up sitting out the game. Carter himself has only missed one game this season despite being listed on the report for every single game. Be very skeptical of the Bulls’ injury reports moving forward.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Both Nikola Vucevic (right ankle sprain) and Markelle Fultz (illness) were able to go through morning shootaround and will be game-time decisions on Friday night.

    Both were considered doubtful as of yesterday but clearly they're improving. It's typically safer to keep players on benches in their return games, just to shake the rust off, but you can at least have one plan that includes Vucevic and Fultz in the lineup tonight. Check back closer to game-time for an update.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo (left hamstring strain) is now probable to face the Heat on Friday.

    Rondo's return to the lineup will have a negative effect on Alex Caruso. The veteran was playing well before this latest injury and can be looked at as an option for assists.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma (left ankle sprain) will not play on Friday.

    Fantasy GMs will need to find someone else to provide top-300 value tonight — seriously, he's a top-260/290 player (8/9-cat) and should not be as widely rostered as he is.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond (left eye inflammation) is a game-time decision against the Mavs on Thursday.

    Drummond had an allergic reaction to an avocado that caused swelling in his left eye. Continue to monitor this situation as we get closer to tip-off. If he is forced to miss the game, Christian Wood and Markieff Morris will likely see more opportunity.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter