• Ben Simmons - G/F - Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (upper respiratory infection) is probable for Friday's matchup with the Kings.

    Simmons was unable to practice on Thursday but it doesn't look like he'll miss any games as the Sixers fight to lock down the third seed. You'll want to check back tomorrow just to be safe but Simmons should be safe to get into all lineups.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

Fantasy News

  • Shaun Livingston - G - Golden State Warriors

    Shaun Livingston (rest) will not play on Saturday.

    Livingston and Andrew Bogut will get the night off. Their absences don't mean much for fantasy owners, but it does make Quinn Cook a viable DFS punt if you're feeling lucky. Andre Iguodala is on the board as well with some minutes at point guard headed his way.

    Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter

  • Joakim Noah - C - Memphis Grizzlies

    Joakim Noah (right knee soreness) is available for Saturday's game against the Wolves.

    Noah sat out on Friday night but it looks to be more of a rest day on a back-to-back than a serious injury issue. He's good to roll out there for rebounds and low-end lines if you'd normally plug him into lineups.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Taj Gibson - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Taj Gibson (left calf strain) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Gibson's second straight absence opens up more time for Gorgui Dieng, Anthony Tolliver and Keita Bates-Diop, though there isn't much there for most fantasy owners. Dieng has the highest upside of the bunch but it would take some consistent playing time before he becomes a serious add consideration.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine - G - Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine (right thigh contusion) will determine his status for Saturday's game after going through pregame warmups.

    LaVine was a late scratch on Wednesday and it looks as though fantasy owners will need to sit tight before making a call on him tonight as well. Antonio Blakeney started on Wednesday with Shaq Harrison, Wayne Selden and Ryan Arcidiacono filling in the gaps off the bench. Harrison's a steals specialist to put him a notch above the rest, but it's a weak group in terms of fantasy value.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

  • Kris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls

    Kris Dunn (back) is now probable fro Saturday's matchup with the Jazz.

    Dunn is coming off a big game on Wednesday with 26 points and 13 dimes, so it's good to see that his back issue isn't serious. He's fairly safe to pencil into lineups tonight.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr. - C/F - Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (left thumb surgery) will not return this season.

    This was expected when Carter's surgery was first announced, and now the team has made it official. He remains an excellent player for dynasty and keeper formats, and should be Chicago's defensive anchor for years to come.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

  • Chandler Hutchison - F - Chicago Bulls

    Chandler Hutchison (right foot sesamoid bone injury) will not play again this season.

    Hutchison was hopeful to return before the end of the year and was able to go through some light, non-contact practice sessions, but the Bulls will make the smart decision and let the rookie heal fully for next season.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

  • Otto Porter Jr. - F - Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter (right rotator cuff strain) will not play on Saturday against the Jazz.

    Porter was initially doubtful, so this isn't surprising. He would like to return this season but we could be looking at a shutdown situation, so holding on is a tough call at this point. Antonio Blakeney, Wayne Selden and Shaq Harrison will all be looking at extra run off the bench, with Harrison's ability to rack up steals making him the most useful fantasy asset.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III - C/F - Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams will draw the start on Saturday with Al Horford and Aron Baynes out.

    The rookie is a nice stream if you need blocks tonight. Daniel Theis offers a safer floor thanks to his all-around game but this unexpected lineup makes both players viable options in just about all formats tonight.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cavs.

    Antetokounmpo returned from a two-game absence on Friday and put up an easy 27 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, but the Bucks shouldn't need him to beat Cleveland tomorrow — though they just recently lost to the Cavs under similar circumstances. It's been a total wash of a week for Giannis, who will play in two of Milwaukee's four games at maximum, so hopefully he'll be full strength next week with fantasy championships on the line.

    Source: NBA Injury Report