• Eric Gordon
    G, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (rest) returned from a one-game absence and scored 12 points to go with three treys, two rebounds and not much else in Friday’s win over the Spurs.

    It’s good to see Gordon back but he’s a points and 3s specialist while the main guys are healthy. Chris Paul added 18 points (no 3s), five assists, a steal and a block for a pretty quiet game.

Fantasy News

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz will play on Friday against the Rockets barring any setbacks prior to tip-off.

    Get him in your lineup. It sounds like Fultz will not have much trouble suiting up for this one.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro (illness) is available for Friday's showdown with the Lakers.

    While it is good Herro is not missing any time he is facing a difficult opponent in the Lakers defense tonight. His minutes should remain on the upswing with Justise Winslow and Goran Dragic out, but he could be in for an uglier shooting night.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic (right ankle sprain) will miss Friday's game against the Rockets and Al-Farouq Aminu (torn meniscus) will also join him on the sidelines.

    Vucevic is creeping closer to a return to action so hopefully you will be able to activate him for next week. This will be his 11th game missed. We can assume Aminu is out indefinitely, and is unlikely to return this season.

    Source: Magic PR on Twitter

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz is probable with an illness for the Magic-Rockets matchup on Friday.

    Fultz should be able to suit up for this one, and he will be busy chasing after Russell Westbrook all night. He has had a couple of rough nights most recently, but he was on a roll delivering late-round value and that is his likely path forward as the starting point guard.

    Source: Magic PR on Twitter

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap is questionable to face the Thunder on Saturday as he recovers from a right quadriceps strain.

    The Nuggets face a back-to-back over the weekend so Millsap's availability for Sunday has to be in question as well. If Millsap were to miss any games it would open the door for Jerami Grant, who stepped right through to have a great game on Thursday against the Blazers.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (illness) is being listed as probable for Friday's tilt with the Magic.

    Rivers should be able to give it a go on Friday, but may still see limited minutes. He has been getting a lot of run, but has been dealing with shaky shooting that is holding down his fantasy value. Until we know he is fully healthy and can handle major minutes he is not worth streaming. The emergence of Ben McLemore and Eric Gordon's eventual return have only complicated Rivers' situation.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Terrance Ferguson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Terrance Ferguson is making progress, but his right hip issue will keep him out on Saturday against the Nuggets according to head coach Billy Donovan.

    Abdel Nader will get extra minutes in Ferguson's absence, but he is not much of a fantasy factor. Ferguson does not move the needle either unless you are in the deepest of leagues and have an injury spot to slot him into.

    Source: Erik Horne on Twitter

  • Allonzo Trier
    PG, New York Knicks

    Allonzo Trier (concussion) has been ruled out of his next two games vs. the Kings and Nuggets.

    He was doubtful just a couple of hours ago but it looks like the Knicks are going to play things safe with him. Kadeem Allen is being summoned to play in the game vs. the Knicks with Trier and Wayne Ellington also out.

    Source: Marc Berman on Twitter

  • JaMychal Green
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    JaMychal Green (tailbone) has been ruled out on Friday vs. the Wolves.

    This will be Green's fifth straight missed game and he will join Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams and Landry Shamet on the sideline tonight. The Clippers will be very short handed but with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George they're still better equipped than most teams.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. is once again being listed as probable with injuries to his abdomen, tailbone and head, and will likely suit up Friday’s matchup against the Hornets.

    We’re only writing this blurb to note the sloppiness with which injury reports out of Chicago are being written. Carter’s specific injury this time is “left abdomen surgery.” Of course, Carter underwent sports hernia surgery in early July and there is a possibility that he’s dealing with some residual discomfort, but there’s no reason to read too deeply into what may be another one of Jim Boylen’s convoluted motivational tactics. The Bulls had 11 players on their injury report earlier this week and only three players ended up sitting out the game. Carter himself has only missed one game this season despite being listed on the report for every single game. Be very skeptical of the Bulls’ injury reports moving forward.

    Source: NBA Injury Report