• Blake Griffin - F - Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin (left knee contusion) is listed as probable for Sunday's game.

    This is the first we've seen of an injury for Griffin. While he's probable, it's always noteworthy when he's got something going on with his knees. If he takes a day for rest over the next few days don't be surprised, but until then you can use him normally.

    Source: Official NBA Injury Report

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  • Maxi Kleber - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber (left wrist sprain) has been upgraded to probable for Thursday's tilt with the Kings.

    Kleber has been a middle-round guy over the last couple of weeks thanks to well-rounded contributions, so this is a nice break for fantasy owners. He's worth picking up anywhere he may have been dropped. Justin Jackson and Salah Mejri will slide back to the very end of the bench.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Tim Hardaway Jr. will miss Thursday's game against the Kings because of a stress reaction in his left tibia.

    This is bad news, and it has the potential to end Hardaway's season. He was sidelined for just over a month with a stress reaction in his lower left leg last season, and the Mavs have nothing to play for at this point. THJ had been on a nice scoring run of late but doesn't offer much utility when his shot isn't dropping, and we'd bet that most fantasy owners can afford to make a proactive drop. Dorian Finney-Smith and Courtney Lee should see additional run for as long as Hardaway is out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Taj Gibson - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

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

    Gibson left Tuesday's game after sustaining the injury and with the Wolves in full shutdown mode, we might've seen the last of him this season. If Dario Saric is going to deliver it's going to have to happen now. Beyond that, Anthony Tolliver is on the radar as a 3-point specialist while Keita Bates-Diop should continue to post low-end lines for deeper leagues.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Trevor Ariza - F - Washington Wizards

    Trevor Ariza (strained left groin) has been ruled out on Thursday night and Troy Brown Jr. will make his first career start in Ariza's place.

    Ariza could very well be done for the season with Washington pretty much out of the playoff race, though he's still being regarded as day-to-day for now. Brown started the second half in Ariza's place on Wednesday and has climbed from DNP-CD to the team's sixth man as he finishes his season strong. He delivered nine points, 10 rebounds, a steal and a three in 30 minutes last night and is worth a look in deep leagues.

    Source: Chris Miller on Twitter

  • Cody Zeller - F/C - Charlotte Hornets

    Cody Zeller (sore left knee) has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Wolves.

    Bismack Biyombo should start again and might play more than usual against Karl-Anthony Towns, but he's only an option if you're streaming for boards and blocks. Frank Kaminsky remains the best fantasy option among Charlotte's reserve centers.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes - F/C - Phoenix Suns

    Richaun Holmes (right quad strain) is questionable for Thursday's matchup with the Pistons.

    Holmes returned to practice yesterday and was initially reported as available to play tonight, but the official report still has him questionable. Fantasy owners might not have their defensive dynamo available tonight.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Shabazz Napier - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier (illness) is expected back for Friday's game against Lakers on Friday.

    Napier will return to a reserve role, where there is not much fantasy value.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Allen Crabbe - G/F - Brooklyn Nets

    Allen Crabbe (knee) will not play in Friday's game against the Lakers.

    This will mark Crabbe's third-straight missed game. Caris LeVert is worth a look, as he showed some big-time flashes earlier in the season.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • LeBron James - F - Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (groin) was a half particiapant in practice on Thursday, but is expected to play on Friday vs. the Nets.

    If LeBron is good to go tomorrow, it will have ripple effects throughout the rotation as everyone would be looking at a few less minutes. It will be especially interesting to see what happens to the values of Alex Caruso and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who have both put up top-50 value in 9-cat leagues the last week.

    Source: Bill Oram on Twitter

  • Kadeem Allen - G - New York Knicks

    Kadeem Allen (illness) is probable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Allen is likely to return from the illness after a one-game absence, and could potentially be looking at 30+ minutes with the injuries to Allonzo Trier and Dennis Smith Jr., plus the uncertainty of Frank Ntilikina in the guard rotation. Allen is worth a look as a cheap dart throw for DFS.

    Source: Chris Iseman on Twitter