• Dirk Nowitzki
    C/F, Dallas Mavericks

    Dirk Nowitzki doesn't mind coming off the bench with the arrival of DeAndre Jordan and said that he should be 100% healthy by training camp.

    Nowitzki had ankle surgery this offseason to remove two bone spurs but has already begun scrimmaging and playing 5-on-5. As far as coming off the bench he says, "Hey, if that's the role, and we play great with it, then I'm all for it, but that's what camp is for — to see what works, who works best with each other. " Either way, he still put up fantasy value last year as a center eligible player that drained 1.8 triples per game in 24.2 minutes At 40 years old, the future Hall of Famer should continue to see a 20-24 minute role this season and maintain top-100 value in standard leagues.

    Source: Dallas Morning News

Fantasy News

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. is apparently dealing with a right knee injury and has been ruled out for Wednesday's game.

    This comes out of nowhere, so it's quite unfortunate for owners who've slotted him in for the week. Mikal Bridges should emerge as the biggest beneficiary of this situation.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell (left hamstring tightness) is expected to be re-evaluated in one week.

    Powell will wind up missing the month of February, with an eye toward returning for the stretch run. He has provided top-60/70 per-game value in 9/8 cat leagues on the year and makes for a promising stash candidate for owners who can afford to wait for him. Continue to monitor his status.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke (right hip soreness) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

    The injury is untimely as Jaren Jackson Jr. has been ruled out for the next two weeks. Without Clarke and Jackson, Josh Jackson may slide his way into the starting lineup while Gorgui Dieng and De'Anthony Melton should see additional minutes as well. Josh Jackson looks like the highest upside of the group while both of the team's top PF's are out.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac (sprained left knee and bone bruise) did some on-court work, but the team will remain patient with his recovery.

    Isaac isn't expected to return this year, but crazier things have happened. We wouldn't stash him, but he is worth keeping an eye on in case he does manage to get back on the court at some point this year. His defensive upside is unparalleled.

    Source: MagicDaily

  • Brook Lopez
    C, Milwaukee Bucks

    Brook Lopez (sore back) will play in Tuesday's must-see matchup against the Raptors.

    Lopez missed the front end of the back-to-back set, but is good to go for this highly anticipated matchup pitting the top two teams in the Eastern Conference up against one another. Play Lopez as you usually would. Robin Lopez will return to a reserve role.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw (illness) will not play against the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Terence Davis is in line for additional minutes when the Raptors take on the only team ahead of them in the Eastern Conference standings.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Willie Cauley-Stein
    C, Dallas Mavericks

    Willie Cauley-Stein (personal) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

    WCS hasn't seen much of a role since moving to the Mavs as the team has elected to move Kristaps Porzingis to C and play smaller. WCS should be considered day-to-day going forward.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Davis Bertans
    F, Washington Wizards

    Davis Bertans (sore right knee) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nets.

    Rui Hachimura would be in line for extended minutes if Bertans can't go. Keep an eye on the status of Bertans as we inch closer to tipoff.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dante Exum
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Dante Exum (left ankle sprain) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Sixers.

    Exum has been injured more than he has been healthy throughout his career, and this year has been no different. He has a decent role when he is healthy, but he can't be relied upon to play regularly for fantasy owners.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Alfonzo McKinnie
    SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Alfonzo McKinnie (foot) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Sixers.

    McKinnie sees minutes in the teens but doesn't do much to be on any fantasy radars. He can continue to be ignored.

    Source: NBA Injury Report