February 17, 2019, 11:19 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 17-of-23 shots on Sunday to score an All-Star game-high 38 points and 11 boards in the 164-178 loss to Team LeBron.
Steph Curry logged 29 minutes with 17 points but it wasn't enough as his teammates Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson combined for 51 points tonight. Giannis was second on his squad in minutes with 27 and everyone should be well rested coming out of the All-Star break.
March 26, 2019, 11:26 amNicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets
Nicolas Batum is still suffering from a virus and doesn’t anticipate playing tonight against the Spurs.
Batum said that has lost 8 pounds since getting sick and it makes sense for him to not being able to return to the court just yet. Dwayne Bacon should continue to start and is someone to consider in deeper formats as he scored 20 points in Sunday’s win.
Source: Rich Bonnell on Twitter
March 26, 2019, 11:18 amAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Brad Stevens said that Al Horford is probable to play against the Cavs tonight after participating in the morning shootaround.
Horford was kept out of the last couple games as the Celtics opted to be cautious with their big man due to what was described as knee soreness. It looks likely that he returns tonight but make sure you double check closer to tip-off for the official confirmation. Horford has been impressive this year returning top-30 value with only the occasional rest day hurting his owners.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
March 26, 2019, 11:08 amJayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics
Speaking to reporters this morning, Brad Stevens said that Jayson Tatum is probable for tonight’s game against the Cavs after participating in the team’s shootaround.
Tatums missed the game on Sunday but looks to be on track to return after a short absence. The Celtics will be without Kyrie Irving who is taking the night off so Tatum is looking at some increased usage against one of the bottom defenses of the league.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
March 26, 2019, 11:03 amKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Josh Lewenberg of TSN is reporting that many Raptors officials have become increasingly confident in the team’s chances of re-signing Kawhi Leonard this summer.
Kawhi has enjoyed a nice year in Toronto appearing in just 54 of Toronto’s 74 games, as the Raptors have proven that they’re willing to give him a quarter of the regular season off. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by Kawhi with those who know him and have been around him for years saying that he’s looking more and more comfortable with his new surroundings as the season has gone on. The Clippers, the Lakers and maybe the Knicks are expected to go after him this summer while it will be interesting to see how deep the Raptors make it into the playoffs.
March 26, 2019, 10:49 amChris Boucher - F - Toronto Raptors
Jordan Loyd, Malcolm Miller and Chris Boucher are all with the Raptors 905 for their playoff game against the Grand Rapids tonight.
Boucher and Miller both earned rest of season contracts with the Raptors recently but they are still far away from getting any consistent playing time with the main squad. Toronto also signed Jodie Meeks during the weekend showing their intention to boost their bench with more veterans ahead of the playoffs that begin in a few weeks.
Source: Eric Smith on Twitter
March 26, 2019, 9:49 amSalah Mejri - C - Dallas Mavericks
Salad Mejri is no longer listed on the injury report for tonight’s game against the Kings.
Mejri missed the previous game with an illness but it looks like he will be available on Tuesday. He is only a deep league option and with Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell available he shouldn’t see any action.
Source: NBA Official Injury Report
March 26, 2019, 9:33 amTony Snell - G - Milwaukee Bucks
The official NBA injury report is listing Tony Snell as out for tonight’s game against the Rockets.
Snell suffered the injury on Sunday and never returned to the game. We haven’t heard anything about the severity of his injury but being ruled out of tonight’s game since yesterday doesn’t bond well for his status going forward. George Hill, Pat Connaughton or Sterling Brown will likely replace him in the starting lineup while Ersan Ilyasova and DJ Wilson could also see some extra minutes with the Bucks currently missing Malcolm Brogdon, Nikola Mirotic and Pau Gasol as well.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 26, 2019, 9:17 amSergio Llull - G - Houston Rockets
The agent for Sergio Llull said that the Spanish guard has not completely ruled out the possibility of joining the Rockets.
Houston has been trying to convince Lull to sign in the NBA since he was drafted back in 2009. The Spanish guard has been the leader of Real Madrid for many years where he earns less money than what Houston could offer him but his contract doesn’t expire until 2021 and he is already 32 years old.
Source: NBA Spain
March 26, 2019, 8:58 amJusuf Nurkic - C - Trail Blazers
The Blazers announced that Jusuf Nurkic suffered a compound fracture to his left leg and will require surgery, costing him the remainder of the season.
The report confirms what we all thought happened after the devastating fall Nurk took at the end of the 2OT last night. Paul George had an identical injury back in 2005 but he was able to come back stronger than ever after eight months, so Nurkic is likely looking at a similar timetable. It remains to be seen whether Terry Stotts will insert Enes Kanter or Zach Collins to the starting lineup but both guys deserve consideration in standard leagues with the Blazers having three more games this week. Our hopes and prayers are with Nurkic for now while it was great to see the entire NBA community offer words of support to him last night.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
March 26, 2019, 1:15 amJusuf Nurkic - C - Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic turned out one of his best games of the season on Monday with 32 points on 13-of-24 shooting while adding 16 rebounds, five assists, two steals and four blocks before exiting Monday's 148-144 2OT win over the Nets with a leg injury.
He was having an excellent night until he was forced to exit the game in 2OT with a leg injury which looked gruesome and had to be helped off the court on a stretcher. The Blazers looked out of it until the fourth quarter when the team as a whole finally started to turn it on, but Nurkic was the one who carried them throughout the first three quarters, but now it's looking like the Blazers and fantasy owners are going to have to find a replacement for Nurk.