• Dwight Howard - C - Washington Wizards

    As of Friday's reports, Dwight Howard will be re-evaluated in two to three months following surgery on his back.

    There's been a whirlwind surrounding Howard this season, and the injury issues are certainly something that has plagued him over the last couple seasons. It's been a big fall from grace for one of the past superstars in this league, and it's hard to imagine him being impactful in this form. We'll see how he progresses after the injury.

    Source: Jeff Zillgitt on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Hassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat

    Hassan Whiteside is listed as out ahead of Monday's game.

    Whiteside missed a pair of games this past weekend to stay home for the birth of his child, and the Heat won't rush him back from such a momentous occasion. Bam Adebayo and Kelly Olynyk will once again have plenty of minutes headed their way and both are worth deploying in all formats whenever Whiteside is out.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    Josh Richardson is questionable to play on Monday because of a shoulder injury.

    Richardson watched Saturday's game form the sidelines and both Dwyane Wade and Justise Winslow took full advantage with big fantasy lines. They're the two beneficiaries if Richardson sits again, but Wayne Ellington's return will cramp everyone's style a little bit.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic - G - Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic is not on the injury report after missing Saturday's game for rest purposes.

    Dragic sat the second half of a back-to-back but will be out there on Monday. He only played 21 minutes on Friday night, however, so it's possible that he's still playing under some sort of minutes cap. You're safe to play Dragic this week if you'd like.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Miami Heat

    Tyler Johnson is questionable to play on Monday after suffering a left hip contusion in Saturday's game.

    Johnson's injury really left the Heat in a bind as they were stuck with eight active players. Derrick Jones Jr. stepped up but Dwyane Wade and Justise Winslow produced the biggest lines in their extended work. Goran Dragic will be available tomorrow, which will also help things substantially. Johnson had a chance to put a nice run together with The Dragon out but got hurt himself — twice.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Wayne Ellington - G - Miami Heat

    Wayne Ellington (personal) is probable for Monday's game.

    Ellington appears set to return after missing the last two games to attend his grandmother's funeral. The Heat need all the help they can get with Tyler Johnson hurt again so we'd expect Ellington to get his usual minutes. He's a 3-point specialist and will limit the shot at production for Dwyane Wade, Derrick Jones Jr. and Justise Winslow — basically anyone else on the team.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • DeMarcus Cousins - C - Golden State Warriors

    DeMarcus Cousins is expected to practice with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G-League on Monday.

    Cousins continues to work his way back into shape after suffering an Achilles tear last season. He's aiming to return around Christmas and all reports about his progress have been positive so far. Him working in an actual team setting is another big step in the process, even if it is in the G-League. He's worth scooping up if you think you can make it through the next month without production from one of your roster spots.

    Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina - G - New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with four 3-pointers as the Knicks lost to the Hornets on Sunday.

    He outplayed starter Emmanuel Mudiay, who scored six points with three rebounds and four assists on 3-of-9 shooting. The Knicks’ point guard situation is a mess and minutes change frequently, so neither of them are worth owning in fantasy.

  • Noah Vonleh - F - New York Knicks

    Noah Vonleh did not play well against the Hornets on Sunday with only three points on 1-of-5 shooting, but he did contribute 10 rebounds and a career-high nine assists.

    Vonleh has seen consistent minutes as the starting power forward for the Knicks and his value currently sits right outside the top-100. He is a must-own in deep leagues and will provide solid late-middle round value this season. However, head coach David Fizdale's rotations can change at any moment, which means Vonleh's minutes can change so keep an eye on the Knicks' rotation from game-to-game.

  • Kyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry fell to a new low with his 0-for-5 shooting night on Sunday against the Bucks.

    This is the first time in Lowry's career that he's been held under 10 points for five straight games. To call this a slump would be unfair. Luckily as a point guard, Lowry does more than just score and has been returning top-120 value over his last four games despite shooting under 15 percent during that stretch. Lowry finished tonight's game with zero points, five boards, seven assists and a block in 34 minutes.

    Source: Chris Black on Twitter

  • Trevor Ariza - F - Phoenix Suns

    The Lakers are one of the teams making a run at Trevor Ariza, they're currently in discussions to swing a three-team deal.

    Ariza might struggle as a fantasy asset in Los Angeles given how many swingmen they have. If you own Ariza you're hoping that he finds his way back to the Rockets. The Suns are hoping to get a young guard and a draft pick in any deal for Ariza and the Lakers seem to be searching for a suitor willing to take on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter