January 17, 2018, 6:34 pm
D’Angelo Russell (knee) “looked good” during shootaround on Wednesday according to coach Kenny Atkinson, who also said Russell is “getting close” to returning.
It’s hard to gauge what exactly “getting close” means, could it be this weekend, maybe next week? It may be time to activate Russell in case. He’ll likely be limited upon his return so Spencer Dinwiddie should still get sufficient minutes for now. Hold onto Dinwiddie regardless as there is a chance the two play next to each other.
November 12, 2019, 1:01 amHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside (right foot sprain) is listed as probable for Tuesday vs. the Kings.
While Whiteside may still not be totally healthy, he had an excellent game on Sunday while playing with the foot sprain. Deploy him as you normally would.
November 12, 2019, 12:57 amRodney HoodSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Rodney Hood (back spasms) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Kings.
Hood missed Sunday's game, but should be on the floor on Tuesday night. He's been getting big minutes this season, but he's mainly a threes and free throw percentage streamer.
November 12, 2019, 12:45 amWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. (left thumb sprain) is probable for Tuesday's game.
Carter had a strong performance on Saturday, so there's not much need for worry here as he should be closer to full strength.
November 12, 2019, 12:45 amLandry ShametSG, Los Angeles Clippers
Landry Shamet left Monday's game with an ankle injury.
Shamet couldn't put any weight on his leg and has been ruled out. It's tough to tell if it's a contact injury and we're hoping it isn't serious. He can be safely ignored in fantasy leagues.
Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 12:34 amJeremy LambSG, Indiana Pacers
Jeremy Lamb (sprained left ankle) and Goga Bitadze (mild concussion) have been officially ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Thunder.
Neither player practiced on Monday neither have a clear timeline for a return. The Pacers next chance to get them back will be on Friday.
November 12, 2019, 12:25 amLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball is likely to return to action on Saturday against the Heat.
Brandon Ingram is set to get an MRI on his knee tomorrow and Lonzo Ball should make his return on Saturday. This pushes J.J. Redick to the bench and Ingram's results will have effects on Kenrich Williams,, Derrick Favors and Jahlil Okafor's fantasy value.
Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 12:23 amHarry Giles IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
Luke Walton said Harry Giles won't have a minutes restriction on Tuesday.
Keep in mind that this doesn't mean that Giles will suddenly get 30 minutes as he's never played over 23 minutes in a game in his career. With Marvin Bagley out, there's at least a chance that Giles will get regular minutes soon.
Source: Lina Washington on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 12:11 amPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Doc Rivers said he doesn't know if Paul George (right rotator cuff and left labrum tear) will play on Wednesday.
If George does not debut on Wednesday, he'll have another chance on Thursday. He's a must-start once he plays, but his minutes may start low and he could be resting often.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 12:05 amDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis made 4-of-4 shots from the field on Monday for 11 points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.
Theis should eventually see his minutes dip to below the 20-minute mark (22 tonight) as Enes Kanter works himself into mid-season form. Robert Williams was far less thrilling in fantasy tonight with six points, thre rebounds, one block and one assist in 17 minutes.
November 12, 2019, 12:01 amMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart posted 17 points (6-of-9 FGs, 4-of-7 3-pointers), one rebound, six assists and one block in Monday's over the Mavs.
Smart will be seeing extended run as a starter for the Celtics while Gordon Hayward (fractured hand) is on the mend. He's a strong source, of assists, steals and some threes, ticking most of the boxes you want out of your fantasy team's secondary point guard.