• Berry Tramel of the Oklahoman says that the Thunder could be looking to move Enes Kanter to acquire a small forward.

    This is purely speculation at this point, but it doesn’t seem crazy. The Thunder acquired Joffrey Lauvergne earlier this week and a trade could potentially help both parties. At $18 million per year over the next three years for Kanter and if you factor that in with his talent, the Thunder could get a nice player in return. Big Turkey should have an uptick in his fantasy value now that Serge Ibaka and Kevin Durant have left town, but the arrival of Lauvergne and Ersan Ilyasova have complicated things. 

Fantasy News

  • Keita Bates-Diop
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Keita Bates-Diop (illness) will not play in Wednesday's matchup against the Jazz.

    With Bates-Diop ruled out, Treveon Graham and Josh Okogie could see additional opportunity.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum will not face the Nets on Wednesday due to discomfort in his left hand.

    Batum has been averaging 21.9 minutes per game but is averaging a career-low 3.3 field goal attempts per game. His usage so far this year is also a career-low (9.5). With Batum ruled out, Malik Monk (game-time decision) could see more minutes if he ends up playing. Dwayne Bacon would also see some minutes.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Caris LeVert
    PG-SG, Brooklyn Nets

    Malika Andrews of ESPN is reporting that Levert (right thumb surgery) is on schedule for the initial 4-6 week timetable and has resumed on-court work but has yet to be cleared for contact.

    The Nets are without both Levert and Kyrie Irving (shoulder), but both are ramping up their activity. Neither have been cleared for contact yet, so this is a situation to continue to monitor for those who have either of them on fantasy rosters.

    Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter

  • Avery Bradley
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Avery Bradley will come off the bench on Wednesday and will be restricted to 15 minutes.

    Bradley had a right leg hairline fracture that forced him to miss the past 13 games. He will slowly ramp up as he gets into game-shape but it is unclear if he will regain the starting role from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's contest vs. the Magic as he nurses a strained hamstring.

    Rondo has the potential to produce value worthy of the last spot on your roster in standard leagues, while he has slightly more value in 8-cat leagues. Alex Caruso will continue to see more opportunity if Rondo misses the game while Avery Bradley will see about 15 minutes in his first game back from injury.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • JaMychal Green
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    JaMychal Green (tailbone) has been ruled out ahead of Wednesday's matchup against the Clippers.

    This will be Green's fourth game that he has missed in the last five, while he only saw four minutes in the one game he did play. He is off the fantasy radar in standard leagues as he is producing per-game value just inside the top-200.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred Vanvleet will not play vs. the Clippers on Wednesday due to a right knee contusion.

    With Vanvleet ruled out, expect Norman Powell to start while Terence Davis and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will see additional minutes off the bench.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Eric Paschall
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Eric Paschall has been upgraded to probable ahead of Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Paschall has been exceeding all expectations that anyone had going into this season with the Warriors depleted of their depth. He is averaging 31.5 minutes per game thus far this year but is still hanging around the top-150 in terms of per-game value. This puts him below the cut-line in standard 12-team leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    Jakarr Sampson (sore lower back) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    Sampson saw an increased opportunity when the Pacers suffered several injuries earlier in the year but still didn't do enough to provide standard league value. He is off the radar when the team is fully healthy, even in deep leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap is questionable for Thursday's divisional matchup vs. the Blazers as he is dealing with a sore foot.

    If Millsap ends up missing Thursday's game, Jerami Grant would see the biggest increase in value while Michael Porter Jr. and Juancho Hernangómez could also see additional run.

    Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter