• Gorgui Dieng
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Gorgui Dieng (personal) was not listed on the NBA report ahead of Monday's game versus the Kings.

    Karl-Anthony Towns is expected to make his return as well. Look for Dieng to share some of the backup center minutes with Taj Gibson.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

Fantasy News

  • Ian Mahinmi
    C, Washington Wizards

    Ian Mahinmi (strained right Achilles) will be available for Thursday's game against the Sixers

    Mahinmi hasn't played so far this season but with the injury to Thomas Bryant (right foot stress reaction), the Wizards will be pleased to have another big body to eat up some minutes. Mahinmi could have some sneaky value in the short-term but will have a difficult matchup on Thursday going against Joel Embiid and Al Horford of the Sixers.

    Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter

  • Moritz Wagner
    PF, Washington Wizards

    Moritz Wagner (left ankle sprain) has been upgraded to available for Thursday's matchup against the Sixers.

    Wagner could be in line for a increased role for the Wizards while Thomas Bryant (right foot stress reaction) remains out. His main competition will be Ian Mahinmi, who is available for Thursday's game after not playing a single minute all season. Wagner is a must-own fantasy asset across all fantasy formats.

    Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter

  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart is officially questionable for Friday's tilt vs. the Nuggets due to a bruised abdomen.

    Smart was dealing with an illness that he appears to have gotten past. Now he appears to be dealing with the injury that forced him to leave
    Sunday's game early. It appears that Grant Williams will start if Smart misses Friday's contest while Semi Ojeleye, Brad Wanamaker and Carsen Edwards could all see some additional run.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Edmond Sumner
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Edmond Sumner (right hand fracture) is available for Friday's game vs. the Pistons.

    Sumner averaged a career-high 22.3 minutes per game prior to suffering a fracture to his right hand. After missing the past 18 games, it is unclear how many minutes he will receive. It is definitely a situation to monitor as he will be competing with TJ McConnell and Aaron Holiday for minutes off the bench.

    Source: Pacers PR on Twitter

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    Jakarr Sampson is doubtful ahead of Friday's matchup against the Pistons as he is dealing with a sore lower back.

    Sampson was very solid in the seven starts that he made while the Pacers dealt with several injuries to their frontcourt players as he played with a lot of energy. However, when the team is fully healthy, he doesn't have enough minutes to warrant fantasy relevance.

    Source: Pacers PR on Twitter

  • Jordan McRae
    SG, Washington Wizards

    Jordan McRae underwent successful surgery on his right ring finger on Thursday and will be re-evaluated in roughly two weeks.

    McRae has at times been a spark plug off the bench for the Wizards this season. He was averaging a career-high 18.1 minutes per game before this setback. Troy Brown Jr. could see an increase in his minutes which could raise his fantasy ceiling. Chris Chiozza could also see more opportunity but is best left for a low-cost DFS play.

    Source: Chris Miller on Twitter

  • Jacob Evans
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    Coach Steve Kerr told the media that Jacob Evans (left adductor strain) is questionable for Friday's matchup against the Bulls.

    Evans has missed the last 20 games after suffering this injury. If he does return on Friday, the Warriors will have 12 healthy bodies for the first time since October 30th. Evans is off the fantasy radar outside of 30-team leagues for now but could see an increased role as the season rolls along.

    Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter

  • Ignas Brazdeikis
    PF, New York Knicks

    The Knicks recalled Ignas Brazdeikis from their G League affiliate on Thursday and he is available to play in Thursday's game against the Nuggets.

    Brazdeikis played in Wednesday's game with Westchester and had a great performance, scoring 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting while adding seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one trifecta. The one downside of the rookie's performance was the six turnovers that he had in the contest. Brazdeikis will likely continue to see time in the G league until he is able to lock down a consistent role in the Knicks' rotation. He is off the fantasy radar for now.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • JaMychal Green
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    It's possible that JaMychal Green (tailbone contusion) returns for Friday's game.

    Green's status will likely be determined by his participation in practice today. He's been a solid value for 16-team formats so his return would be a nice boost in deeper leagues. Patrick Patterson will lose minutes when that happens.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder (hamstring) is unlikely to take part in a full practice on Thursday, and is doubtful for Friday.

    McGruder's absence will leave more minutes open for Moe Harkless, Patrick Patterson and Terance Mann, among others, with Harkless and Patterson the only fantasy options — even in deeper leagues.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter