• De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton (sprained right ankle) will miss Wednesday's game but was able to go through practice on Tuesday.

    Igor Kokoskov says that Melton will need to improve his conditioning, but it sounds as though he could be ready right out of the All-Star break. The Tyler Johnson addition complicates the backcourt but Melton has a nice stat set and should still play enough to be worth your time in deeper leagues.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

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  • Gorgui Dieng - C - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Gorgui Dieng (personal) will miss Friday's game against the Knicks.

    Dieng would've been an interesting player to watch had he been moved at the deadline, but no dice. His absence won't mean much for fantasy players.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Speaking to the media at Thursday's practice, Kevin Love said, "I think you’ll see me more on a steady basis and not miss games after the break, I’m hoping."

    Love played six minutes in his first game back after left foot surgery, sat out the second game, played 16 minutes in the third and sat out the fourth. He'll be on a minutes restriction for the time being but it does sound like fantasy owners can expect Love to play in the majority of Cleveland's remaining 24 games. Conditioning remains the last hurdle here, as Love says he's feeling good. We'll see how much run the woeful Cavs give to their star.

    Source: Cleveland.com

  • Jerami Grant - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Jerami Grant (sprained right ankle) was able to return to practice on Thursday.

    Grant sat out the two games prior to the All-Star break but looks good to go moving forward. It's been a nice breakout season for Grant, who has grabbed firm hold of the starting power forward spot. The addition of Markieff Morris might affect him somewhat but we don't envision Grant slipping too far from his current middle-round standing.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Darius Miller - F - New Orleans Pelicans

    Darius Miller (right ankle sprain) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Pacers.

    Miller has been logging big minutes as the Pelicans' sixth man and has emerged as a viable 3-point specialist in deeper leagues. Kenrich Williams, Stanley Johnson and Solomon Hill will divvy up the available playing time, with only Williams looking fantasy-relevant.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Kyle Anderson - F - Memphis Grizzlies

    Kyle Anderson (sore right shoulder) underwent an MRI and will not play on Friday.

    Anderson has visited multiple specialists with the Grizzlies providing no updates, though hopefully we get something concrete after they get the results of today's tests back. This will be Slo Mo's eighth straight game on the shelf, with Justin Holiday, C.J. Miles, Bruno Caboclo and Chandler Parsons all in the mix to absorb his minutes.

    Source: Chris Herrington on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Markieff Morris (neck) was a "full go" in Thursday's practice and says he's been cleared to play for the last two weeks.

    Morris added that he's been playing 5-on-5, so he should be ready to make his Thunder debut relatively quickly. He'll be playing behind Jerami Grant at the four spot and may work into some small-ball lineups, but we'll need a better look at his fit with the team before calling him an add in 12-team formats. As of now he's only a low-upside flier, though it wouldn't be a stunner if he did carve out top-150 value.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Chandler Parsons - F - Memphis Grizzlies

    Chandler Parsons was back at practice on Thursday and J.B. Bickerstaff said that he'd be in the rotation starting on Friday against the Clippers.

    Parsons has been away from the team since early January but hasn't played since October 22. He can't be expected to play much in the near future, but if he's healthy — that's a gargantuan 'if' — there might be some deep-league appeal here. The return of Parsons will cramp the forward rotation considerably, with players like Kyle Anderson, Justin Holiday, Bruno Caboclo and C.J. Miles the most likely to be affected. It'll be tough to trust anyone beyond Anderson, who is hurt, when the Grizzlies get to full strength.

    Source: Rob Fischer on Twitter

  • Dennis Schroder - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dennis Schroder (personal) was able to practice on Thursday.

    Schroder sat out the last two games as he and his family welcomed a new baby into the fold so he was never in danger of missing any further time.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Trey Lyles - F - Denver Nuggets

    Trey Lyles (left hamstring strain) has been ruled out of Friday's game against the Mavs.

    Lyles got hurt in Wednesday's practice, and hamstring issues have the potential to sideline a player for multiple games. He already wasn't much of a fantasy play but owners in most formats can go hunting for an alternative. Mason Plumlee and Juancho Hernangomez should absorb Lyles' playing time tomorrow.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Jonas Valanciunas - C - Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas (personal) will not play on Friday against the Clippers but the hope is that he can return for Saturday's matchup with the Cavs.

    It's a tough break for owners who were expecting JV to hit the gas right out of the break but the early returns of his Memphis career of been promising. Valanciunas has been coming off the bench since joining the Grizzlies but is trailing only Jaren Jackson Jr. in terms of frontcourt playing time, and we'd imagine that he overtakes Ivan Rabb on the depth chart shortly. Rabb and Joakim Noah will get some extra minutes tomorrow night but neither holds much long-term appeal.

    Source: Rob Fischer on Twitter