May 3, 2019, 11:05 pmGeorge HillG, Milwaukee Bucks
George Hill looked as spry as he has in years, scoring 21 points with two treys (and a massive dunk) in Friday's Game 3 road win over the Celtics.
Hill added four rebounds and three assists in his 29 minutes. He played a key part of the Bucks' third quarter run that earned them the lead for good. Hill and Pat Connaghtonn (14 points and four 3s) have filled in admirably for Malcolm Brogdon (plantar fascia tear), who is inching his way to a return.
February 28, 2020, 9:34 pmCameron JohnsonSF, Phoenix Suns
Cameron Johnson took a hard fall in the paint attempting to get a rebound in the first quarter of the Suns' game vs. the Pistons on Friday.
It looked like he took a shot in the ribs while in the air before hitting the floor with a loud smack. Johnson was doubled over on the court for a minute before heading to the Suns' locker room. An update on his status should be provided by the team soon.
February 28, 2020, 8:47 pmJJ RedickSG, New Orleans Pelicans
J.J. Redick (left hamstring strain) is doubtful to return to Friday's game.
Well there it is. After leaving with a mystery injury, Redick had apparently injured his hamstring. There should be some update to the severity of the injury after the game.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 8:38 pmJJ RedickSG, New Orleans Pelicans
J.J. Redick has left the Pelicans' bench and headed to the locker room near the end of the first quarter of their game against the Cavs on Friday evening.
Stay tuned. He signaled to the bench due to apparent injury and left the game. He has yet to return to the Pelicans' bench.
Source: Will Guillory on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 8:32 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown (knee) has officially been ruled out for Friday's contest vs. the Suns.
Coach Dwane Casey said as much by deeming him doubtful earlier in the afternoon. Look for Brandon Knight to pick up most of the offensive slack in Brown's absence. Knight has been productive in the last couple of games, averaging 9.7 PTS and 3.7 AST over the last two weeks.
Source: Johnny Kane on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 8:16 pmDonte DiVincenzoSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Donte DiVincenzo will pick up the start for the Bucks on Friday against the Thunder with Khris Middleton (neck) out.
DiVincenzo has been around a top-100 guy coming off the bench anyway this year, so if you have him make sure he's locked into your lineup. He should get a bump in production on offense on Friday with Middleton on the bench.
Source: Milwaukee Bucks on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 8:08 pmHamidou DialloSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Hamidou Diallo will start for an injured Danilo Gallinari (left ankle) on Friday evening in the Thunder's road game against the Bucks.
Diallo has offered solid production in limited action this season, and his per-36 numbers reflect that. If he were getting those types of minutes every night, he would be sitting at 12.0 points per game and 6.4 boards per game. That said, nobody is expecting Diallo to get anywhere close to that much playing time on Friday. The Thunder are too balanced and too deep for him to carry any fantasy value.
Source: Erik Horne on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 7:57 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown (knee soreness) is very unlikely to play in the Pistons' game against the Suns on Friday evening, according to coach Dwane Casey.
This will be Brown's second straight game on the shelf. The Pistons have no reason to run guys out there if they aren't completely healthy, so this is not a shocker by any means. Brandon Knight and Svi Mykhailiuk will see more opportunities on Friday for the Pistons.
Source: James Edwards on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 7:47 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (back soreness) is available and in coach Mike Budenholzer's starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Thunder.
If he had sat this one out, it likely would have been more due to rest than anything else. He may sit some games the rest of the way because the Bucks are so far ahead in the standings and have locked up a playoff spot. Fantasy owners should be wary and alert prior to his games, especially in games against subpar opponents.
Source: Milwaukee Bucks on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 7:25 pmDerrick Jones Jr.SF, Miami Heat
Derrick Jones Jr. will be in the starting lineup for the Heat-Mavs contest on Friday.
Kelly Olynyk is shifting back to the bench to make room for Jones. Now that Jimmy Butler is back Jones role is limited, and he is more of a 16-team option under these circumstances. This roster is just too deep with Jae Crowder and Andre Iguodala now joining the fray. Jones is still useful if you are hunting steals or blocks. Olynyk will have his moments in the right matchups, but is mainly a deep league play.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 7:16 pmDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox (abdominal tightness) said he will take the court on Friday against the Grizzlies.
Fox will get his wish as will his fantasy owners. The Kings are still on the fringes of the playoff picture and hopefully Fox can stay healthy enough to keep playing these games out. It hasn't been the finest season, but he has been slowly improving if you ignore the ugly free throw shooting.
Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter