• Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons has agreed to a five-year, $170 max contract extension with the Sixers.

    The Sixers reportedly offered up the deal a couple weeks ago and the sides have been ironing out the details since. It's not surprising that things resolved quickly, and Philly wasted no time in giving Simmons huge money. He's a jump shot away from being truly elite. For fantasy purposes, until we see Simmons either hit some threes or improve his free throw shooting, he remains a prime over-draft candidate. The stat set holes are simply too impactful to select the talented young guard before the third round.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    KZ Okpala (left Achilles) will remain sidelined on Sunday.

    Okpala has appeared in two games so far in his rookie season, but he's been out with his Achilles issue since the end of November. Fantasy managers shouldn't be waiting on him at all.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo (groin contusion) is questionable to face the Bulls on Sunday.

    This is the first we are hearing Adebayo's injury so stay tuned for an update on Sunday. As expected, he has been one of the most improved fantasy players this season but his lack of three-point shooting and poor free-throw percentage have held him to around top-60 value in standard leagues. He is yet to miss a game this season but if he does, we would assume Kelly Olynyk and Meyers Leonard would both take on a bigger role.

    Source: David Wilson on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters (illness) will not play on Sunday.

    Waiters hasn't appeared in a single game yet, and the illness is poorly timed since the Heat are dealing with multiple injuries elsewhere that could open the door for him to play. Despite that potential opportunity, Waiters is not close to the fantasy radar.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Delon Wright
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs have ruled Delon Wright (right adductor strain) out for the rest of Saturday's game.

    The downgrade from questionable to out took about five minutes, which isn't a great sign. Adductor injuries can be multi-week affairs, so fantasy GMs should be preparing to move forward without Wright for a little bit. Jalen Brunson, Seth Curry and JJ Barea will have more minutes headed their way.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic (right groin strain) will remain sidelined on Sunday.

    Dragic has missed the last three games, with tomorrow making it four straight. He's returning top-115/155 value (8/9-cat) leagues and if you need immediate help he's safe to cut loose in the latter format. The Heat are getting close to a full rotation again so it'll be interesting to see how Dragic's minutes get affected. Either way, he's just a late-round play this season.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Delon Wright
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Delon Wright (right adductor) is questionable to return to Saturday's game after suffering a right adductor injury.

    Wright has been a light disappointment so far and quickly lost the starting point guard job, though he's still producing standard-league value even if he's not close to his tantalizing upside. Wright didn't pick up any stats before getting hurt today. We should see more Jalen Brunson, Seth Curry and JJ Barea for as long as he's out.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Marvin Williams
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    Marvin Williams (right knee soreness) is probable for Sunday's game.

    Williams left Friday's game and was unable to return, but at least it appears to be a minor ailment. He should be good to fire up if you'd normally have him in lineups.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • De'Andre Hunter
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    De'Andre Hunter (disloacted finger) was able to go through a workout on Friday but still wasn't able to practice.

    The Hawks have no incentive to rush Hunter, who has started to look more comfortable after some early bumps in the road. He remains a weak redraft option but a promising dynasty player.

    Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter

  • Isaiah Thomas
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaiah Thomas (left calf strain) is listed as out against the Clippers on Sunday.

    Being ruled out a full day in advance is not a great sign. Thomas was a difficult hold in standard leagues even before the injury so don't hesitate if there is a hot pickup available. Ish Smith started the last two for Thomas with 17.0 points, 2.0 triples, 8.0 assists and 0.5 steals so he hopes to keep rolling on Sunday but he did not do much with the starting job before he lost it to Thomas earlier this season so expectations are timid.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Wayne Ellington
    SG, New York Knicks

    Wayne Ellington (sore left Achilles) has been ruled out on Saturday.

    Ellington isn't much of a fantasy presence with only 14.3 mpg on the season. It remains to be seen how the Knicks will deploy their cast of characters under Mike Miller's guidance, but unless some major cuts get made to the rotation you can just watch this action from afar until things settle down.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter