• Brook Lopez (rest) is expected to play on Friday against the Knicks.

    Lopez owners were hoping for big dividends during the five game week for the Nets, but it hasn’t worked out that way. The week started off well with a 35 point performance against the Magic on Monday. Yet, it turned sour when Lopez was benched during the second half of Tuesday’s game against the Magic, and then was rested for Thursday’s game against the Cavaliers. He will return for action tonight in the battle of New York to face off against his brother Robin.

Fantasy News

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns (left wrist) did not practice on Wednesday and will miss some upcoming games.

    No word on how long Towns will be out, but fantasy GMs have to be sweating after KAT already missed a big chunk of time with a nebulous injury earlier in the year. Naz Reid and James Johnson split the center minutes when Towns sat before the All-Star break and look to be your pickups of choice. There's no guarantee that either holds 12-team value but both are worthwhile fliers, with Johnson's game more well-rounded.

    Source: Chris Hine on Twitter

  • Skal Labissiere
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks will re-evaluate Skal Labissiere (left knee articular cartilage lesion) in two weeks.

    Labissiere has been sidelined since the end of January and while he doesn't figure to play a huge role in Atlanta, this still isn't great news for a player that's looked like a legitimate rotation option this season. It's safe to leave Skal on the wire in just about all leagues.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela (right heel) will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Earlier today Lloyd Pierce said that Capela would be out "weeks" so this just gives a slightly better timeline for us to work with. It sounds like the Hawks will take it easy on a player that they view as a long-term contributor, and this update gives Dewayne Dedmon at least two more weeks of fantasy viability.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Jabari Parker (right shoulder impingement) expects to make his Kings debut on Thursday.

    If Parker plays against the Grizzlies tomorrow, it'll mark his first game since January 2. He should factor into the forward mix in Sacramento but is not a standard-league option until we see what his typical workload might look like.

    Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter Jr. (foot) will not play during Thursday's game.

    Porter has returned to practice but isn't quite ready for game action. He has missed more than three months but should be able to help fantasy owners down the stretch.

    Source: Rob Schaefer on Twitter

  • Chandler Hutchison
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Chandler Hutchison (shoulder) will not play on Thursday.

    This is an unexpected development, and the Bulls were pretty depleted in the first place. Keep running Thaddeus Young out there until the team gets healthy.

    Source: Rob Schaefer on Twitter

  • Denzel Valentine
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Denzel Valentine (left hamstring tightness) will not be available for Thursday's game against the Hornets.

    Valentine last played on February 2 and will remain on the sidelines. He holds very little fantasy value in the first place while playing just 12.2 minutes per contest this season.

    Source: Rob Schaefer on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) will not play during Thursday's game.

    Carter was hoping to play, but he is already practicing and a return should be approaching shortly. That's positive news for a player who has been out since early January.

    Source: Mike McGraw on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard (left ankle sprain) will not play on Thursday.

    Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. will help to fill in. Leonard will have the occasional strong game but isn't a major fantasy contributor.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro (right ankle soreness) will not play during Thursday's game.

    Herro was hoping to play right out of the All-Star break, but he will not face the Hawks. Herro last played on February 3 and Goran Dragic should continue to see extra playing time.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter