• Lindsay Gottlieb
    Team, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavs have hired Lindsay Gottlieb, formerly the head coach of the women's team at UC Berkley, as an assistant coach on John Beilein's staff.

    It marks the first time that a women's collegiate head coach has been recruited to the NBA. Gottlieb is expected to sign a four-year deal and Beilein was "determined" to bring her to Cleveland after the two discussed the ways that she could help the coaching staff and team. Gottlieb owns a 179-78 record over her eight seasons at Berkley and has made seven NCAA Tournaments as well as a Final Four.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis is listed on the injury report with a sore right shoulder, but is all set to battle the Heat on Friday.

    The shoulder issue is irrelevant at this point for Davis who has been fantastic all season. Throw him out there and sit back.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Tyus Jones
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Tyus Jones will start in the place of Ja Morant on Friday for the game against the Bucks.

    The minutes are available with Ja Morant and Grayson Allen absent so it is possible Jones puts up a big line if he gets off to a hot start. It's probably more likely De'Anthony Melton takes advantage though.

    Source: Omari Sankofa II on Twitter

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk is able to play through his right finger discomfort, and will be out there to face the Bulls on Friday.

    Monk has not been receiving as much playing time lately, and is probably best left on the wire until you see him explode for a couple of big points totals. He is not the flavor of the week for the Hornets at the moment.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (left hand discomfort) is unavailable for when the Hornets clash with the Bulls on Friday.

    Batum has been a disappointment this season, and it appears his days of filling up the box score are long gone at this point for the Hornets. At this point he is just mucking up the rest of the rotation for guys like Dwayne Bacon and P.J. Washington.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right quad tendon soreness) is a go on Friday for when the bucks meet the Grizzlies.

    Get Giannis into your lineup and enjoy the big night to follow.

    Source: Philliph Dean on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors will start on Friday when the Pelicans take on the Sixers.

    It is nice to see Favors get immediately inserted into the starting lineup. You may not want to throw him out there right off the bat as he works off the rust, but hopefully the results come quickly after the long wait.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    JaKarr Sampson has been ruled out for Friday vs. the Hawks as he continues to heal from a back injury.

    Sampson is an afterthought on the Pacers and does not need to be rostered in fantasy basketball.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. will play through injuries to has abdomen, tailbone and head on Friday, as the Bulls take on the Hornets.

    As expected Carter is fine to play, and is just making our lives more difficult with these injury tags. It would be great if Carter made our fantasy lives easier as well and delivered something beyond his usual 10 points and 10 rebounds with little else.

  • Kris Dunn
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Kris Dunn (right knee patella tendinitis) will be out there when the Bulls take on the Hornets on Friday.

    Dunn has been hot as a starter for the Bulls lately, and is a decent add for steals and a handful of guard stats at this point in standard leagues. Ryan Arcidiacono (right elbow sprain) and Denzel Valentine (left ankle) will also be available for the Bulls. Valentine has been seeing a boost in production lately, and is someone to consider picking up in 16-team leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Frank Vogel confirmed that Rajon Rondo (left hamstring strain) will take part in the Lakers-Heat game on Friday.

    Just a two-game absence fro Rondo, who was looking useful in standard leagues prior to this injury. Rondo was coming on before this setback. If you have room on your roster he could be worth a pickup for the assist boost.

    Source: Dan McMenamin