• Harry Giles III
    F/C, Sacramento Kings

    Harry Giles scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting (3-of-6 FTs) with four rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 23 minutes off the bench against the Raptors on Tuesday.

    Giles has struggled more than you'd know following the local coverage, but the team is forcing him minutes right now and it could be that way the rest of the year. Something like 25-30 mpg down the stretch should be the upside bar you set, and you're hoping he can not be terrible at the foul line, keep the turnovers in a manageable place and otherwise stay in the middle of the action. The downside is that Joerger has the green light to sit him and mistakes force him off the floor.

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  • Mike Conley
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Mike Conley (hamstring) went through portions of practice on Friday.

    He missed the Jazz's game vs. the Lakers on Wednesday but it looks like he's making progress and could return for their game vs. the Grizzlies tomorrow. If not, Joe Ingles will likely continue to start in his place.

    Source: Erik Waldon on Twitter

  • Ian Mahinmi
    C, Washington Wizards

    Ian Mahinmi (rest) will not suit up for Friday's matchup vs. the Heat.

    It's the second night of a back-to-back for the Wizards and Mahinmi is just returning from a strained achilles injured that kept him out since early October. They're going to be cautious with him due to their lack of depth at center and he could eventually end up serving a nice role for the Wizards this season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris (neck strain) is being considered questionable heading into Friday's matchup vs. the Pacers.

    He jammed his neck earlier this week but was able to return after coming back from the locker room. He played 15 minutes in Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks but wasn't very productive and even if he does suit up on Friday he shouldn't be in anyone's lineups.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Isaiah Thomas
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaiah Thomas (left calf strain) has been ruled out on Friday vs. the Heat.

    This will be his second straight absence as he missed Thursday's game as well. Before injuring his calf, Thomas was coming off of a 20 point, five rebounds, seven assist, two triples and one block outing and may have been starting to turn things around. Hopefully this calf strain doesn't keep him out long but while it does expect Ish Smith to continue to soak up minutes.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dwight Powell
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Dwight Powell (arm contusion) will suit up for Saturday's matchup vs. the Pelicans.

    Powell was seen with a black sleeve on his arm but he said that he'll be able to play on Saturday. He's a top-110 guy over the past week and surely starting to make his way back to fantasy relevance. He's a strong hold in most leagues.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge (sore thigh) will be available to play vs. the Kings on Friday.

    He'll return after missing his last two matchups and both Jakob Poeltl and Trey Lyles will go back to seeing reduced roles. Feel free to fire Aldridge up in all lineups once again.

    Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter

  • Thaddeus Young
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Thaddeus Young (personal) has been ruled out on Friday vs. the Warriors.

    He's likely to only miss this game as he's set to meet with the Bulls in Miami for their matchup with the Heat on Sunday. The Bulls are already short-handed with Otto Porter Jr. also continuing to miss time, but good thing they're playing the Warriors where that shouldn't matter.

    Source: KC Johnson on Twitter

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter (left foot bone edema) underwent a repeat MRI on his left foot and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Porter has already missed nearly a month and now two more weeks will be added onto that. He'll be immobilized for a "brief" period of time before resuming non-contact work and therapy. It looks like Porter might not be back until very close, or maybe even after, the new year.

    Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns (right knee tendinopathy) and Andrew Wiggins (left thumb sprain) will both be re-evaluated before Friday's game vs. OKC.

    KAT was listed as probable coming into this one so he's got a good shot of suiting up. However, Wiggins has drawn the questionable tag so his status is much more up in the air for Friday's game. Stay tuned for updates closer to tip-off.

    Source: Alan Horton on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Coach Brad Stevens believes that Gordon Hayward will be able to return to the court before the Celtics matchup vs. the Raptors on Christmas.

    Hayward has been out since the beginning of November and he was supposed to miss six weeks. We're nearing the tail end of that timetable but the Celtics are likely going to be cautious with him. He looked to be back to his old self before he got injured, averaging 18.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 31.1 minutes. If he was somehow dropped in your league feel free to scoop him up now.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter