January 27, 2018, 1:01 am
Tristan Thompson was inserted back into the Cavs’ starting lineup on Friday night and responded with 10 points, 10 rebounds, an assist and a steal in their win over the Pacers.
Thompson’s 31 minutes are the most he’s logged this season as he returned to the starting lineup. This was just Thompson’s second double-double of the season. If he’s looking at more time on the floor, he is certainly worth an add in 16 team leagues and could prove to have value in shallower leagues than that. His value is dependent on his rebounding and his minutes so keep an eye on that.
November 14, 2019, 4:43 pmKevin HuerterSG, Atlanta Hawks
Kevin Huerter suffered a left rotator cuff strain with an associated shoulder capsule strain and will be re-evaluated after two weeks.
This news guarantees that Huerter will miss the next eight contests before being re-evaluated. Look for Cam Reddish and DeAndre' Bembry to see more minutes during his absence. Bembry has the higher floor while Reddish has the higher ceiling if he could only improve upon his efficiency.
Source: Marc J Spears on Twitter
November 14, 2019, 4:39 pmTrevor ArizaSF, Sacramento Kings
Trevor Ariza is listed as day-to-day after he exited Tuesday's game against the Blazers due to a sore right groin.
The Kings decided to recall rookie DaQuan Jeffries in what appears to be a corresponding move. Ariza has disappointed so far this season and it appears that it won't get any better for him in the near future due to this injury. It is likely that Bogdan Bogdanović, Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes and Nemanja Bjelica see more minutes during Ariza's absence.
Source: Jason Jones on Twitter
November 14, 2019, 4:33 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
According to head coach John Beilein, Kevin Porter Jr. (left hip contusion) and Matthew Dellavedova (right calf soreness) are both on track to play on Thursday against the Heat.
Beilein went on to say that they will both be available unless they endure a setback during warmups. Porter Jr. has had flashes so far this season but is best left on the wire in standard leagues. Dellavedova is only averaging 14.9 minutes per game and is not fantasy relevant at this time.
Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter
November 14, 2019, 3:45 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len is not on the latest injury report with an ankle sprain so expect him to play on Thursday against the Suns.
Len had a strong game off the bench on Tuesday, finishing with 17 points and seven rebounds while contributing in other categories as well. He will need to show more consistency in order to be looked at in standard leagues. Len is currently on pace to finish with top-250/251 value.
Source: Hawks PR on Twitter
November 14, 2019, 3:28 pmChandler ParsonsSF, Atlanta Hawks
Chandler Parsons (knees) has been upgraded to questionable for Thursday's road game against the Suns.
Parsons has not been a meaningful part of any team's rotation for many years now and he can be ignored in fantasy.
Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter
November 14, 2019, 3:24 pmDeAndre' BembrySF, Atlanta Hawks
DeAndre' Bembry (illness) is probable to play in Thursday's road game against the Suns.
Looks like Bembry might be a little under the weather but it seems he should be fine to play. With Kevin Huerter out, he should have a chance to log meaningful minutes and provide value in assists and steals.
Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter
November 14, 2019, 3:11 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving (shoulder) has been upgraded to probable against the Nuggets on Thursday.
Irving's shoulder injury came up out of nowhere but it looks like he should be fine and able to play through it. With Caris LeVert out for a few weeks, Kyrie should shoulder a massive load and continue playing at his top-10 value going forward.
November 14, 2019, 2:55 pmKevin HuerterSG, Atlanta Hawks
According to coach Lloyd Pierce, "It's going to be some time" for Kevin Huerter (shoulder) to recover from his shoulder injury suffered against Nuggets on November 12.
Huerter does not have a tear in his shoulder according to his MRI. He was just starting to find his groove and it will be tough to hang onto him while there is no definitive timetable on his return. It may be wise to grab a hot free agent off the wire instead of waiting around to figure out when he might be back. Cam Reddish will start in his absence and DeAndre' Bembry and De'Andre Hunter should soak up more minutes in the rotation.
Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter
November 14, 2019, 2:48 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook is likely to sit out either Friday's game against the Pacers or Saturday's game against the Wolves per Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
Westbrook struggled in his last game out and finished with just 30 minutes due to foul trouble and he has been averaging 32.6 minutes after receiving 34-36 in his past 10 seasons for the Thunder. This seems to be part of a greater plan to keep him fresh down the stretch as he also sat out a back-to-back on Nov 4. In that game, James Harden went off for 46-10-6 with seven 3-pointers and monster usage.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
November 14, 2019, 2:29 pmNicolas BatumSG, Charlotte Hornets
Nic Batum (fractured middle finger) is out Friday but has hope to return sometime on the Hornets' upcoming four-game road-trip.
Batum has not played since October 23 and will likely be eased back into action. However, with the emergence of Devonte' Graham and P.J. Washington and the Hornets trying to develop their younger players, he may not have a large role in the rotation. He may be a speculative add in most formats but may just be an end of your roster type of guy.
Source: Hornets PR on Twitter