• DeAndre' Bembry
    PG/SG, Atlanta Hawks

    An abdominal injury will not keep DeAndre' Bembry from playing against the Heat on Wednesday.

    Bembry played a combined 31 minutes over the last two games and scored 10 total points with seven assists. 20 minutes is probably the ceiling in this game for the 23-year-old so he is a risky play in DFS.

    Source: Michael Cunningham on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter (left foot bone edema) underwent a repeat MRI on his left foot and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Porter has already missed nearly a month and now two more weeks will be added onto that. He'll be immobilized for a "brief" period of time before resuming non-contact work and therapy. It looks like Porter might not be back until very close, or maybe even after, the new year.

    Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns (right knee tendinopathy) and Andrew Wiggins (left thumb sprain) will both be re-evaluated before Friday's game vs. OKC.

    KAT was listed as probable coming into this one so he's got a good shot of suiting up. However, Wiggins has drawn the questionable tag so his status is much more up in the air for Friday's game. Stay tuned for updates closer to tip-off.

    Source: Alan Horton on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Coach Brad Stevens believes that Gordon Hayward will be able to return to the court before the Celtics matchup vs. the Raptors on Christmas.

    Hayward has been out since the beginning of November and he was supposed to miss six weeks. We're nearing the tail end of that timetable but the Celtics are likely going to be cautious with him. He looked to be back to his old self before he got injured, averaging 18.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 31.1 minutes. If he was somehow dropped in your league feel free to scoop him up now.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    According to Coach Stevens, Marcus Smart will suit up Friday against Denver.

    Smart was previously questionable dealing with a bruised abdomen, but is now expected to play. He should go back to being a solid fantasy option. He's averaging nearly 12 points, five assists and 1.4 steals per game. Lock him in your lineups if he's playing.

    Source: Gary Washburn on twitter

  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love missed practice due to illness and he is now questionable for Friday's game vs the Magic.

    K-Love recently missed two games due to back problems, he returned with a nice game, but now he gets the questionable tag. Love is great when he's on the court, however he does have a history with injuries. Fantasy owners should monitor his status closer to game time. If he's playing, he should be started in all leagues.

    Source: Marla Ridenour on Twitter

  • Michael Carter-Williams
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Magic coach Steve Clifford stated that Michael Carter-Williams is scheduled to play on Friday and he will likely wear a protective mask (nasal contusion).

    Carter-Williams is now officially probable for Fridays game, he doesn't hold any real value, however he can have a slight impact on D.J Augustin's minutes. Overall, there is nothing to do here. MCW doesn't belong on anybody's fantasy roster.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Jaylen Nowell
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Wolves have recalled Jaylen Nowell, who averaged 19 points with nearly three treys a game for the Iowa Wolves.

    The Rookie guard has been impressive in the G-league, and with Andrew Wiggins listed as questionable, this may be an indication that Wiggins will not suit up. Nowell should remain on the wire in all leagues.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on twitter

  • Kelan Martin
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Iowa Wolves' forward Kelan Martin gets the call up for Friday's game vs the Thunder.

    Andrew Wiggins is questionable, and so is Jake Layman, so this move makes sense for a few games. Martin won't have any real impact fantasy wise, he can be left on the wire.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter

  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Executive Vice President David Griffin stated that Zion Williamson will likely start off his return not playing in back to backs.

    This is nothing we don't already know, expect the Pelicans to take it very slow with him. This Pelicans team is not winning many basketball games, and certainly don't look like a playoff team. All the more reason for them to monitor Williamson. Griffin said there will be a "ramp up process."

    Source: Scott Kushner on Twitter

  • Jrue Holiday
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jrue Holiday had a strong game in Thursday's 139-132 overtime loss to the Suns, scoring 23 points, accompanied by seven rebounds, six assists, five steals and a blocked shot.

    Holiday is locked in as one of the elite fantasy point guards. That will continue to be the case with his diverse skillset. The return of Zion Williamson in the near future could mute some numbers slightly, but the efficiency would theoretically improve in concert with that.