• Al Horford
    C/F, Boston Celtics

    Al Horford scored 17 points with four boards, three assists and a steal on Sunday in Game 7 against the Cavs but it wasn't good enough.

    The Celtics started off the first quarter well but struggled to score in the remaining three quarters. Horford shot well hitting 7-of-12 shots. Look for Horford's usage to decline as the Celtics look to enter next season healthier and with more depth.

Fantasy News

  • Jake Layman
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jake Layman (left toe sprain) will be re-evaluated in "the near future," according to Ryan Saunders.

    Layman can be considered out indefinitely, at least until we hear that he's been through the re-evaluation. Keita Bates-Diop has stepped up admirably in Layman's absence, though it hasn't affected the fantasy landscape substantially. KBD remains a low-end option in most formats.

    Source: Jace Frederick on Twitter

  • Jusuf Nurkic
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    In a recent mailbag, Shams Charania said that Jusuf Nurkic is aiming to make his return around the All-Star break in February.

    Nurkic suffered a compound fracture in his left leg late last season, and though the Blazers haven't said much about a potential return yet it's clear that he intends to play this season. That said, there also haven't been any reports about rehab setbacks, and Nurkic makes some sense as a stash for the second half if you have multiple IR spots to mess around with. You can roll with Hassan Whiteside for a little while longer but there is a massive sell-high window open, and you should take advantage of it before it slams shut.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Ky Bowman
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    Ky Bowman will not play on Friday night, as he'll be making his debut with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G League.

    Bowman's on a two-way contract so the Warriors are going to start saving his NBA days where they can to push their final decision point further down the line. He's clearly a capable NBA player and should end up on the big club roster, but there might be bumps in the road until the Dubs are forced to convert his deal into a standard contract. The possibility that this becomes an issue for Bowman makes him tough to trust in 12-team formats.

    Source: Drew Shiller on Twitter

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    JaKarr Sampson (back) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday.

    Sampson has been out for about three weeks now, so it's good to see him finally make some progress. He doesn't have any fantasy value while the Pacers are healthy.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tyson Chandler
    C, Houston Rockets

    Tyson Chandler (illness) is doubtful for Friday's game.

    Chandler's availability doesn't have any impact in fantasy.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond (left eye inflammation) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Mavs.

    Drummond's injury comes out of nowhere and hopefully it's something he'll be able to play through in a nice matchup. If he's unable to go, Christian Wood becomes a great short-term add while Thon Maker should also get some extra minutes. Check back for an update later tonight.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters (illness) has been ruled out for Friday.

    If it's not one thing it's another with Waiters, who isn't a fantasy option in any format.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro (illness) missed Thursday's practice and is questionable for Friday's matchup with the Lakers.

    Herro was on a nice little run before going scoreless on 0-for-6 shooting on Tuesday, and this news only compounds the problem for GMs who just snatched him up off waivers. He's proven to be a streaky player so far in his young career but remains an upside hold in most formats, especially while Justise Winslow, Goran Dragic and Dion Waiters all remain sidelined.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic (groin strain) will not suit up on Friday.

    Dragic has missed the last five games and is becoming tough to hold in 12-team formats, even with top-120 standing in 8-cat leagues. The Heat haven't said anything about a timetable and if you need help immediately, it's probably alright to set Dragic free on the waiver wire. Kendrick Nunn will continue to see extra run.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (back) has been ruled out ahead of Friday's tilt with the Lakers.

    Winslow just can't stay healthy, appearing in only 10 games so far this season. He's safe to drop in 12-team formats if you need immediate production, and the glut of ball-handlers in Miami caps his upside significantly even when healthy.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter