December 1, 2018, 9:50 pmAndre Drummond - C - Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond was the victim of the Warriors' "Hack-a-Dre" strategy on Saturday as he went 2-for-8 from the line but was still able to deliver in other areas with 16 points, 19 boards, three steals and two blocks.
His free throw shooting clip early in the season simply was not a sustainable proposition and Drummond has been regressing in that area in recent games, hitting just .300 from the line over his last five games, dragging down his season average to .490. Unless there's a turnaround here, Drummond will not be able to return to top-30 value.
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
December 14, 2018, 12:46 pmDwyane Wade - G - Miami Heat
Dwyane Wade is questionable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies with an illness.
Wade hasn't been a big fantasy factor in what seems to be his farewell tour around the NBA. There are nights when he flashes vintage Flash, but at this point it's more nostalgia than anything. He's a deep league play for counting stats.
Source: David Furones on Twitter
December 14, 2018, 12:00 pmZach LaVine - G - Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine said that he is fine and expects to play in Saturday's game versus the Spurs.
LaVine came up slightly hobbled in Thursday's game, but managed to walk under his own power. Following the game LaVine said he did hear a pop upon landing, but should be good to go next game. “I think it was just some fluid or something,” LaVine said. “I’ll be all right by Saturday. I’m walking around.”
December 14, 2018, 11:14 amJonah Bolden - F - Philadelphia Sixers
The Sixers have recalled Jonah Bolden from the G-League.
Bolden returned from fracturing his right fibula on December 5 and has not seen any setbacks as of yet. Bolden is an interesting talent, but there is no reason own or keep an eye on him in fantasy.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
December 14, 2018, 11:10 amFrank Jackson - G - New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have assigned Frank Jackson to their G-League affiliate, the Texas Legends.
This might mean that E'Twaun Moore is getting closer to returning. Jackson played 19 minutes in his last appearance and will likely bounce back forth between the G-League and NBA.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
December 14, 2018, 1:35 amJosh Jackson - F - Phoenix Suns
Josh Jackson scored 14 points on 5-of-18 shooting with three 3-pointers, eight rebounds, three assists and a steal on Thursday.
Jackson came off the bench and played 32 minutes, and was a big factor in the Suns' win tonight. He still has shooting deficiencies, but if Trevor Ariza gets traded and if Jackson averages 30 minutes a night you can take a look at Jackson for those counting stats.
December 14, 2018, 1:35 amTrevor Ariza - F - Phoenix Suns
Trevor Ariza returned to action on Thursday and scored 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting with three 3-pointers, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Ariza's name has been swirling around trade rumors, but he suited up tonight and delivered a nice line in a win. He's still a guy worth holding onto, especially if he gets traded to a contending team that could use his talents.
December 14, 2018, 1:35 amDennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks
Dennis Smith scored four points on 2-of-6 shooting with eight rebounds, an assist and two steals on Thursday.
Smith returned to action on Thursday, but not much has changed as he still struggles to shoot the ball well from the floor and there's a serious lack of peripheral stats which prevent him from being a strong hold. Luka Doncic has taken over as the primary ball handler for the Mavs and the team has looked much better with Smith off the ball. He's still adjusting, but it might be an extended amount of time before he can get it going.
December 14, 2018, 1:34 amLuka Doncic - G/F - Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic scored 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting with a 3-pointer, four rebounds, five assists and two steals on Thursday
Doncic has been great lately and even with a low-scoring affair he was able to round out his line with some peripheral numbers. He's the clear cut rookie of the year so far even though he lost the matchup tonight.