• Furkan Korkmaz - G/F - Philadelphia Sixers

    Furkan Korkmaz requested a trade from the Sixers, according to Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer.

    The Sixers declined to pick up Korkmaz's third-year option which was an extension on how they felt about him. Korkmaz does not believe he has had a fair opportunity after missing the first half of last season with injury, and only playing in garbage time this season He has shown his ability to get hot from deep in the preseason and Summer League. He is buried on the depth chart despite the Sixers needing spacing, so he has a fair point. It is unlikely the Sixers move him soon, but a deadline trade or buyout are possible in the future. He will be a free agent this summer.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Philly.com

Fantasy News

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    As expected, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Sixers.

    Kidd-Gilchrist wasn't likely to be available, and that has been confirmed. In his absence, Miles Bridges will pick up some slack. There's no timetable for MKG's return, so Bridges could be a deep-league play for a few games.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Trevor Ariza - F - Phoenix Suns

    Trevor Ariza has been ruled out for Saturday's game as he deals with a personal matter.

    Ariza has been a little disappointing to start the year. The low shooting percentage is standard, but we were expecting a couple more points than this, and some more 3-pointers and steals to buoy his value especially when the shot isn't falling well. He should rise into top-75ish value eventually so for now it's just a waiting game.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic - G/F - Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic practiced on Friday and will play in Saturday's game against the Warriors.

    Doncic will be available after some concern about his shoulder. He has been quite good this season and has exceeded expectations offensively. He should continue to be a mid-round value.

    Source: Dwain Price on Twitter

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist missed his second practice in a row and is unlikely for Saturday's game against the Sixers.

    Kidd-Gilchrist has been somewhat useful as a low-end asset thus far this season, sitting on the cusp of top-150 value. His absence means a bump for Miles Bridges, who joins him right in that similar range with a similar stat line. Bridges has some upside to be a top-130 option with five more minutes per contest.

    Source: Rod Boone on Twitter

  • Alex Abrines - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Alex Abrines was held out of practice on Friday and will be re-evaluated before the game on Saturday.

    Abrines is dealing with some flu-like symptoms and was held out of practice. He will travel with the team and get a designation before Saturday's tipoff. Check back in if you're in a position where the 3-point specialist is important enough to roll out.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Russell Westbrook practiced Friday but his availability for Saturday is still uncertain.

    It seems like a long shot that Westbrook would be back for Saturday's game. Expect him to be unavailable for at least another week and plan accordingly.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Kyle Korver - G/F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kyle Korver expects to play on Monday against the Pistons.

    The Cavs have a long layoff between their Wednesday night game and this upcoming contest against the Pistons. This has given Korver time to get on the right track to play in the next one. He has almost zero fantasy appeal at this stage in his career. Check back on Monday to confirm his status. Ho, hum.

    Source: Marla Ridenour on Twitter

  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - Dallas Mavericks

    Wesley Matthews is doubtful for Saturday's game.

    Matthews is secretly a valuable glorified 3-point specialist. He's sitting at 100 in 9-cat formats on a per-game basis as a high volume shooter and a decent scorer. His vacated minutes are probably spread through the rotation and there isn't one main beneficiary right now.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Allonzo Trier - G - New York Knicks

    Allonzo Trier will start over Noah Vonleh on Friday.

    The master tinkerer is at it again. Coach David Fizdale is making yet another change to the Knicks lineup. Trier has been useful in deep leagues as a plug and play option but even with more deployment his upside is limited by his skillset. Noah Vonleh's top-160ish value may also drop off a little bit. Both are deep league fliers for now.

    Source: northjersey.com

  • Kosta Koufos - C - Sacramento Kings

    Kosta Koufos will be out again in Friday's game.

    This is more of the same for Koufos. He has only played seven games this season and is barely a fantasy asset when he is on the court playing only 10-15 minutes.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter