• Elfrid Payton
    G, New Orleans Pelicans

    Elfrid Payton (ankle) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Raptors.

    Alvin Gentry said earlier today that Payton wasn't likely to play so this isn't surprising. Look for Jrue Holiday to hold it down at point guard with Wesley Johnson sliding into the starting five on the wing. It's disappointing considering the optimism surrounding a potential return late last week, but Payton will remain on the sidelines without a concrete timetable.

    Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter

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  • Isaiah Thomas
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaiah Thomas (left calf strain) is questionable to play in Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Thomas has been out for a week and change with this injury. During that time, Ish Smith has produced serviceable standard-league value. There should be a timeshare situation brewing between these two guards moving forward – curtailing both their upsides.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors are listing Fred VanVleet (right knee contusion) as doubtful for Saturday's game.

    This is an update to a previous blurb having him as a game-time decision. Still consider him as up in the air and stay tuned for more updates closer to tip off.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson is probable vs. the Spurs on Saturday as he deals with left hip soreness.

    Johnson has been a late-round value as a 3-point streamer. If he's good to go, consider him if you're in need of a boost in that category.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Saric is probable to play against the Spurs on Saturday due to lower back soreness.

    Saric has been dealing with this sore lower back for almost a week now. Hopefully, with some rest and treatment, he'll be able to give it a go.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker is questionable for Saturday's game with a left forearm contusion.

    If Booker, who didn't practice on Friday, is unable to take the court, expect Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson to see some extra run.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes (left calf strain) is probable vs. the Spurs on Saturday.

    Baynes has not looked quite like his breakout self lately and is possibly not yet 100 percent healthy. He should eventually get his legs back but will surely take a hit upon Deandre Ayton's return from his suspension.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Dylan Windler
    SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Dylan Windler (left leg) suffered a setback and will be out for at least two more weeks at which point, he will be re-evaluated.

    Windler has been assigned to the Cavs' G League affiliate, the Canton Charge. At this rate we could expect a 2020 rookie debut from Windler.

    Source: Tom Withers on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James heads to the locker room on Friday after committing his second foul of the game.

    James is tough as nails, so we're not too worried. Hopefully, it's nothing serious.

    Source: Lakers Nation on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis is listed on the injury report with a sore right shoulder, but is all set to battle the Heat on Friday.

    The shoulder issue is irrelevant at this point for Davis who has been fantastic all season. Throw him out there and sit back.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Tyus Jones
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Tyus Jones will start in the place of Ja Morant on Friday for the game against the Bucks.

    The minutes are available with Ja Morant and Grayson Allen absent so it is possible Jones puts up a big line if he gets off to a hot start. It's probably more likely De'Anthony Melton takes advantage though.

    Source: Omari Sankofa II on Twitter