• Eric Gordon
    G, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (right knee bruise) has been ruled out of Monday's game and will be day-to-day after that.

    Austin Rivers figures to play a ton, and he already logged 37 minutes on Saturday. The fact that he's day-to-day suggests that his MRI didn't reveal anything significant, but fantasy owners can't have him in lineups next week with him looking at two games, maximum. Gordon's worth holding if you have the space considering his usage with Chris Paul out of the lineup but he hasn't exactly forced your hand with his play this year.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (right hip) is questionable for Saturday's matchup with the Cavs.

    The Blazers just deployed Carmelo Anthony, so it is apparent they are looking for all of the help they can get. No healthy body on the roster can bring Whiteside's size and rebounding so he will be welcomed back whenever he is ready to return to the floor. This is good news for those that have picked up Skal Labissiere as a streaming option. Keep an eye on Nassir Little who has also produced some strong performances.

    Source: Jason Quick on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard is probable for Saturday as he recovers from back spasms.

    Lillard's original goal was to return on Saturday and it looks like he is on track. The Blazers are in danger of falling completely out of the playoff race in a loaded Western Conference so Lillard should be looking to return with a sense of urgency.

    Source: Jason Quick on Twitter

  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Updating a previous report, executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin claimed that Zion Williams is on track to return on his original eight-week schedule.

    This is good news. An update from Griffin carries a lot more weight than our previous information that came from Reggie Miller during the TNT broadcast. Griffin said that Zion is "getting better every day." Many teams will also see significant improvement once Zion takes the floor for the Pelicans. The team still has a lot of rotation questions to figure out, but Zion will remain a centerpiece.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Serge Ibaka
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Serge Ibaka did not practice on Friday, and head coach Nick Nurse would like to see him practice before his return, making him unlikely to take the floor on Saturday.

    Ibaka has been picked up in many leagues after it was speculated that he would return on Saturday. This news will delay him for at least a couple more days, and his next chance to return will be on Monday against the Sixers.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Kyle Lowry
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    According to head coach Nick Nurse, Kyle Lowry is on schedule to return in a week and he is estimating a return for December 1st.

    The Raptors have been operating fine without Lowry, but can certainly use another talented body on their thin roster. When Lowry does return it will take some value away from Fred VanVleet and will probably make Norman Powell irrelevant for 12-team leagues.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    Jakarr Sampson (questionable) is dealing with a sore back that could keep him out on Saturday vs. the Magic.

    With Myles Turner back in the lineup Sampson's role has been significantly reduced. He is off the fantasy radar as a result.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    After speculating that he could miss the season, Reggie Miller corrected himself during the TNT broadcast and said Zion Williamson is on track to return in mid-December.

    Miller stated that "a little birdie" told him that he will "definitely" return in mid-December. It is hard to make too much out of his back-and-forth on the issue, but it is an update nonetheless. Zion will be handled with care whenever he returns, but he will still produce significant mid-round value as long as he takes the floor.

  • Chandler Parsons
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    Chandler Parsons (left knee soreness) and Evan Turner (left Achilles pain) are available to play on Friday night against the Pistons.

    If it weren't for the massive contract the Grizzlies awarded to Chandler Parsons three years ago, he'd be in China and we wouldn't have to blurb about him so frequently. Both he and Evan Turner are indeed members of a professional NBA team, but they are miles off the fantasy radar.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Chandler Hutchison
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Chandler Hutchison (shin splints) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday's game against the Heat.

    Hutchison missed the last game and, even when he plays, he really has to strain to produce fantasy value. Shaq Harrison set the fantasy world alight by putting up a double-double with three steals and five assists, instantly becoming one of the most popular adds of the week. However, this is the Chicago Bulls, and once Hutchison is up to speed he should take up most of the small forward minutes vacated by Otto Porter. Shaq has been doing this for years as an elite steals streamer, but he has an expiration date. Hutchison is expired as a fantasy asset any time he steps on a basketball court. Ignore him.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Hamidou Diallo
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Hamidou Diallo (left knee sprain) is listed as questionable vs. the Lakers on Friday night.

    Diallo missed the last three games. Prior to his knee sprain, he had been generating buzz as a player to watch on the OKC wings, a position that the Thunder haven't been able to fill in almost half a decade. Diallo is an excellent rebounder for his position and has upped his steal rate considerably this season, but his playing time has been limited by the presence of similarly young and unproven wings. If he manages to separate from the competition, he'll be worth an add.

    Source: NBA Injury Report