March 2, 2019, 1:25 amEric Bledsoe - G - Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe led all Bucks scorers on Friday with 31 points on 12-of-24 shooting from the field and 5-of-5 makes from the line, while adding nine rebounds, two 3s, five dimes and a block to the box score.
Bledsoe has been up and down on a game-to-game basis in recent weeks and this is one of those ups. Despite the volatility, he's been a top-50 play on the season and can be trusted to deliver.
March 20, 2019, 12:04 pmMichael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (concussion protocol) will miss Thursday's game vs. The Wolves.
Kidd-Gilchrist hasn't been getting much run lately, but his absence will open up a few additional minutes for Miles Bridges and Dwayne Bacon, who are worth a look as streamers.
Source: Hornets PR on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 11:53 amKyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry made the trip to Oklahoma hoping he could play, but his ankle is not ready and he will miss tonight’s game.
Interestingly enough, the Raptors gave him the option to stay behind in Toronto but he declined saying he wanted to play. Fred VanVleet has been impressive upon his return from a thumb injury and he will start again tonight. He should be owned in all leagues as long as Lowry remains sidelined.
Source: Mike Ganter on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 11:46 amDuncan Robinson - F - Miami Heat
Duncan Robinson and Yante Maten have both rejoined the Heat for tonight's game against the Spurs.
Both of them will provide emergency depth but they are not a consideration for fantasy leagues.
Source: Heat PR on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 11:42 amAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis is not with the team this morning for shootaround and he will not play tonight against the Magic.
AD apparently had to return home on an excused absence to attend to a family matter. Jahlil Okafor or Cheick Diallo should get the start but it will once again be the Julius Randle show for New Orleans.
Source: John Denton on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 11:34 amGordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics
Brad Stevens said that he is hoping that Gordon Hayward can join the team in Charlotte after doing a treadmill workout yesterday and responding well today.
Hayward has already been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Sixers. He has been playing well lately but hopefully owners have moved on from him as injuries have derailed his season. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum will carry a bigger offensive burden on Wednesday.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 11:21 amKyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics
Kyrie Irving said he will definitely take some games off before the playoffs start since the team's focus is just on getting in the postseason and not claiming the highest possible seeding.
The Celtics said that they plan to take the same approach with Al Horford as well as the team is prioritizing health over a top seed in the East. Boston has an upcoming back-to-back set this weekend and even though nothing is official yet, it’s pretty possible that Kyrie sits out in one of those games. Owners should prepare for him to miss a few games but hopefully these come on the very end of the season and not during fantasy playoffs.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 10:31 amKhyri Thomas - G - Detroit Pistons
Khyri Thomas and Svi Mykhailiuk have been assigned by the Pistons to the Grand Rapids Drive of the G League.
Drive have 3 games left and sit one-half game behind Chicago for the division lead and the automatic playoff berth. Both players should be able to help them while also polishing their game instead of sitting on the Pistons bench.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 9:41 amShai Gilgeous-Alexander - G - Los Angeles Clippers
Before Tuesday’s game, Doc Rivers emphatically denied any connection between him and the Lakers, by announcing he has agreed to a contract extension keeping him with the Clippers for “a long time.”
“I’m going nowhere,” Rivers said. “I can tell you that straight and up front. I’m going to be here until Steve says ‘Get out.’” Ballmer and Rivers agreed to a contract extension last May that included an opt-out clause for this summer, one Rivers could have used if he decided to pursue another job. The Lakers are expected to part ways with coach Luke Walton, and Rivers became the subject of rumors which he quickly shut down. Doc has made a great job this year in Los Angeles by maintaining a competitive squad while also developing rookie guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and he deserves the extension.
Source: LA Times
March 20, 2019, 9:16 amLeBron James - F - Los Angeles Lakers
Lakers coach Luke Walton said on Tuesday that he has not had any discussions with LeBron James about shutting down the four-time MVP for the remainder of the season.
“We are a much better team when he's on the floor," Walton explained. "So I'm looking forward to him getting back out there again." LeBron sat out on Tuesday night due to a sore left groin. He missed over a month earlier this season because of a strain to the same groin muscle and with the Lakers eliminated from playoff contention calling it a season might be the smart thing to do. LeBron is averaging 27.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.0 assists this year but he has looked human for the first time in his career having already missed 20 games.
March 20, 2019, 8:43 amSterling Brown - G - Milwaukee Bucks
Sterling Brown practiced and played 5-on-5 basketball on Tuesday as Mike Budenholzer hopes to get him back around the end of the week.
Brown has remained sidelined for the last 11 games but he could find himself back in the rotation upon his return due to Malcolm Brogdon’s injury. Regardless, he is not a great fantasy contributor at this point.
Source: Matt Velasquez on Twitter