• Andrew Wiggins was limited to scoring just eight points in Thursday’s 119-111 win over the Lakers.

    He’s in the middle of a nasty slump. Not only did he fail to deliver in the category owners expect him to bring to the table, Wiggins managed to shoot poorly (36.4%) and add just four rebounds to his name. In Tuesday’s loss to the Rockets, he managed to score just seven points on 2-of-14 shooting from the field. Owners are trapped and can only hope he shoots himself out of this slump. He should be benched in the meantime as he’s just doing more harm than good.

     

Fantasy News

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) is doubtful to play on Thursday.

    Ntilikina was the starter in New York at the beginning of the season but has faded with the return of Elfrid Payton, and now it's possible that he's lost the backup gig to Dennis Smith Jr. Frankie Smokes is only an option in the deepest of leagues when healthy.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young (illness) stayed away from practice on Thursday.

    No big deal here as Young dropped 37 & 11 last night despite the ailment. Hopefully he's feeling better soon.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Hurter is dealing with a groin injury, per Lloyd Pierce.

    No word on the severity of the injury but it's definitely not a great sign for Huerter, especially as Cam Reddish and De'Andre Hunter appear to be figuring things out. Huerter played just 28 minutes last night after topping 30 in each of the previous 15 contests, so his playing time will be something to watch going forward.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Jarrod Uthoff
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies will sign Jarrod Uthoff to a 10-day contract.

    Uthoff last appeared in the NBA in 2017, making nine appearances with Dallas back then. He's since played in Russia and the G League and will give Memphis a little emergency depth in the next week and a half.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol (left hamstring tightness) is making progress in his rehab but has no timetable for a return.

    Last week Nick Nurse speculated that Gasol would need 8-12 games before the playoffs to get back into shape, and it looks like the Raptors might take it as slow as possible with the veteran big man as long as his playoff preparedness isn't in jeopardy. Serge Ibaka and Chris Boucher will continue to hold it down.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Luke Kornet
    PF-C, Chicago Bulls

    Further testing has revealed a severely sprained left ankle and a fifth metatarsal fracture for Luke Kornet, who will miss 6-8 weeks.

    This looks like the end of Kornet's season, and he can be safely dropped in all redraft formats. Daniel Gafford should assume Kornet's rotation role, while Wendell Carter Jr. will have less competition for minutes when he gets back on the court. Gafford's worth a look in deeper leagues for his upside as a rebounder and shot-blocker.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

  • Edmond Sumner
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Edmond Sumner (sore left hip) will not play on Thursday against the Blazers.

    Sumner's been out for a week now and there's no sign of when he'll return. He was in the rotation to begin the year and could find a few minutes available now that Jeremy Lamb is out, but Sumner is unlikely to reemerge as a fantasy option.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo (sore back) will be available to play on Thursday.

    Oladipo has missed the last two games but is ready to go tonight, and he may return to a fuller workload with Jeremy Lamb now lost for the season with a torn ACL. That said, Oladipo has been far from a fantasy factor so far, shooting a putrid .333 and picking up just 0.5 steals through his first eight games back. Keep him on your benches for now.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell (left finger fracture) was able to go through practice on Thursday and is questionable to play on Friday.

    Earlier this week it was announced that Powell would miss another week, but he looks to be ahead of that timetable. Norm has been a solid middle-round option this season and is worth scooping up if available. The Raptors figure to plug him right back into his 6th/7th man role.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    On Thursday, the Hawks announced that Dewayne Dedmon has undergone a non-surgical procedure to relieve right elbow pain and that he'll miss the next three games.

    Dedmon is set to be re-evaluated on Monday, which means he's a drop if you're fighting for the playoffs and this is the last week of your regular season. He had started returning standard league value since being traded to Atlanta but at this point in the season, a lot of fantasy GMs simply need healthy bodies. Bruno Fernando and Damian Jones will step up at the center spot but the Hawks will likely turn to more small-ball lineups, making their various wings and forwards more appealing in most fantasy formats.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter