• Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr., who has missed seven straight games after the death of his stepmother, could get back on the court against the Bulls on Tuesday.

    DSJ practiced on Monday for the first time since he left the team to be with his family in North Carolina two weeks ago. He has been working out on his own during his leave, but he said on Sunday that nothing could obviously simulate real games and practices. Frank Ntilikina has played well as the starting point guard and it appears to be his job to lose, but Smith can be helpful for the struggling Knicks that could use any help right now.

    Source: NY Post

Fantasy News

  • Nicolas Claxton
    PF, Brooklyn Nets

    Nicolas Claxton (left hamstring soreness) is being listed as out ahead of Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Claxton is a fun dynasty league guy to own but doesn't have a consistent enough role to be counted upon this season.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Iman Shumpert
    SG, Brooklyn Nets

    Iman Shumpert (left knee soreness) is being listed as doubtful to play against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    It is looking likely that Shumpert won't play in this one. Joe Harris, Garrett Temple and Theo Pinson will likely split the majority of Shumpert's 18.8 mpg.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (sore right hip) is being ruled out against the Pacers on Wednesday.

    With Williams missing another game, Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter will again handle the Center minutes for the Celtics in a timeshare.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter.

  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart (eye infection) is being listed as questionable against the Pacers on Wednesday.

    The Celtics may play it safe with this game being on the front-end of a back-to-back. Smart's minutes will be dispersed around the guard and wing rotation if he is unable to go.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Jeff Teague
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jeff Teague (left ankle soreness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Teague played through the questionable tag on Monday and may very well do the same here. If Teague is unable to go, both Jarrett Culver and Shabazz Napier would likely see an uptick in minutes.

    Source: Eric Walden on Twitter

  • Jake Layman
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jake Layman (left toe sprain) is being ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Treveon Graham, Josh Okogie and Keita Bates-Diop will continue to absorb Layman's minutes. This will be Layman's 10th consecutive absence.

    Source: Eric Walden on Twitter

  • Damion Lee
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors are listing Damion Lee (fractured left hand) as probable to play in Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

    Lee went through a three-on-three scrimmage on Tuesday and looks set to return from his long absence. Lee should enter the mix on the wing for the Warriors in what a guessing game of value at this stage.

    Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter

  • Mike Conley
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Mike Conley (left hamstring strain) is being ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Wolves.

    It is uncertain how much longer Conley will be out, but Joe Ingles will continue to reap the benefits in the meantime, while Emmanuel Mudiay and Dante Exum will see some extra time off the bench.

    Source: Jazz on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving (right shoulder impingement) is being ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    The Nets are hopeful of getting Irving, who did some on-court work on Tuesday, back to practice in the next 1-2 weeks. Spencer Dinwiddie will continue to get big-time usage in the meantime.

    Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Alvin Gentry said that Derrick Favors (personal) practiced with the team on Tuesday and is expected to play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Favors hasn't played since November 16 due to both an injury and tending to a personal matter. Favors' pending return isn't great news for Jaxson Hayes and Jahlil Okafor, as the veteran should resume his role as the starting C. Favors will get eased back into the rotation initially, but he is worth a look in standard leagues if he was dropped while he was out.

    Source: Pelicans On Twitter