• Austin Rivers
    G, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (illness) will not play in Game 1 vs. the Warriors on Sunday.

    This isn't a huge loss for the Rockets as Rivers only averaged 17 minutes in their Round 1 series vs. the Jazz. The good news is it's only a sickness so he should be able to return soon. This just means Chris Paul and James Harden will need to do more than they already do and Danuel House and Gerald Green might also get more involved.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back) has been ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's game.

    Raul Neto will be the biggest beneficiary of Simmons' absence, but is only good for low-end value. Josh Richardson should be able to improve on his playmaking skills in this one as well.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons appeared to tweak his back in Saturday's game and headed to the locker room.

    Simmons, who missed a game with back tightness could have come back too soon and the contact he took after drawing a foul may have caused it to tighten up.

    Source: Tim Bontempt on Twitter

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo (back) has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Oladipo is nursing a sore back and it appears to be improving. Check back closer to tip off to see if he's able to give it a go.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Edmond Sumner
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Edmond Sumner (sore left hip) is questionable to play vs. the Raptors on Sunday.

    With Sumner out, T.J. McConnell and Aaron Holiday should soak up the extra minutes at the backup PG spot.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw is doubtful to play in Sunday's game as he's still not yet recovered from an illness.

    McCaw has not been worth owning even in deep leagues. His absence has no significant impact in fantasy.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Mario Hezonja
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Mario Hezonja will miss Sunday's game with a left ankle sprain.

    Hezonja has fallen off the fantasy radar. His absence will not make any non-owners blink.

    Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard (right groin strain) is officially out for Sunday's game.

    Lillard was projected to miss at least 3-4 games, so this comes as no surprise. Until he returns, expect big games from C.J. McCollum and some deep-league value coming from Gary Trent Jr.

    Source: Jamie Godlberg on Twitter

  • Jalen Brunson
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Jalen Brunson (right shoulder sprain) has been ruled out for the rest of Saturday's game.

    Brunson leaves after scoring two points on the first play of the night. With him now out of commission, Delon Wright will be able to get a lot of run and will be in line for a big night.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Jalen Brunson
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Early into the action in Saturday's game, Jalen Brunson took a spill and hurt his shoulder, forcing him to head to the locker room.

    Ouch. Brunson started in this one for Luka Doncic (ankle). If he's unable to return, the Mavs will lean on Delon Wright, Seth Curry and maybe old man J.J. Barea.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (left leg contusion) will be playing for the Rockets on Saturday but will be coming off the bench.

    The return to action is good for his owners and the transition via an initial bench role is to be expected. Gordon is a legitimate third scoring option for the Rockets and his return will surely eat into the value of the likes of Ben McLemore.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter