• Hassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat

    Hassan Whiteside held his own in a matchup against Andre Drummond on Saturday, tallying 13 points (6-of-10 shooting), 15 rebounds, two steals and three blocks in 31 minutes.

    This was a nice bounce-back game from Whiteside, who has been struggling over his last three games. His erratic production makes him frustrating to own down the stretch. His arrow is pointing down right now, so just buckle up and hope he finds his more aggressive form soon.

Fantasy News

  • Luol Deng - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Luol Deng (sore left Achilles) has been ruled out for Thursday against the Hornets.

    There's no need to pay attention to Deng in any fantasy leagues at this point, as available minutes should be going to Keita Bates-Diop even if Deng can get healthy again.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    David Fizdale said that Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) "may be" re-evaluated next week.

    It looks like Smith is headed for a shutdown, and if he does play again this season it may come too late to help fantasy owners. DSJ is a drop in just about all formats with this news, unless you're able to tuck him on IR in 8-cat leagues.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Allonzo Trier - G - New York Knicks

    Allonzo Trier (strained left calf) has been ruled out on Wednesday against the Jazz.

    Trier put up 22 points in Monday's garbage time session against the Raptors, but his absence tonight will open up even more time for Damyean Dotson and Kadeem Allen. Dotson's been on a scoring tear that deserves standard-league ownership while Allen's been able to post a few intriguing lines and is worth streaming in deeper leagues.

    Source: Rebecca Haarlow on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre (left thumb sprain) has been ruled out of Thursday's matchup against the Pistons.

    That'll be two straight games on the shelf for Oubre, who has been producing early-middle round value for multiple months now. Josh Jackson and Mikal Bridges both make fine adds in the interim, with Jackson more of a punt-percentages player. Look for all the Suns to get in more work on offense with Oubre's absence leaving 16.2 shots per game (in March) on the table.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Phoenix Suns

    Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) has been ruled out ahead of Thursday's matchup with the Pistons.

    Johnson was doubtful in the afternoon report but has already been downgraded. De'Anthony Melton, Josh Jackson and Mikal Bridges are going to be busy with the Suns' wing rotation opening up. Bridges is the best add, with Jackson permissible if you don't care about percentages and Melton a steals option. Johnson doesn't need to be held in 12-team leagues at this point.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina - G - New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Jazz, and the Knicks want to see him get through another practice before returning.

    That makes it sound like Ntilikina will play in the next one barring a setback. He's going to be battling with Kadeem Allen for the backup point guard work with Dennis Smith Jr. sidelined, but it'd be surprising if he made an impact in fantasy leagues. Deep-league steals appeal is just about all Ntilikina is bringing to the table right now.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova (illness) will play on Wednesday against the Cavs.

    Ilyasova missed Tuesday's game as he was under the weather, but he'll play tonight. A top-150 finish isn't out of the question given Ilyasova's stat set and Nikola Mirotic's 2-to-4 week timetable, so you can consider him a low-end add if you need rebounds, some 3-pointers and the occasional defensive stat.

    Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter

  • Tristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson (left foot soreness) will return from a 26-game absence on Wednesday against the Bucks.

    Thompson has missed 36 games in total with left foot problems this season, and we can't imagine that he'll be playing with his full minutes for the rest of this season. If you've got a roster spot to burn then you can consider TT a flier given his standard-league run earlier in the year, but just know that all those numbers came with Kevin Love out. The odds of a return to prominence aren't great.

    Source: Spencer Daviers on Twitter

  • Larry Nance Jr. - F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr. (rib contusion) will return to the lineup in Wednesday's matchup with the Bucks.

    Nance has missed the last five games and will return on the same night that both Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson do, so he's tough to throw right back into lineups. We've seen Larry Drew play Nance less than he should when the Cavs have their frontcourt mainstays available but he should be picked up in standard leagues given the top-100 upside that Nance holds, even in a reserve role. Ante Zizic and Marquese Chriss are the big losers from Cleveland's return to full strength.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Much like Tuesday's game against the Lakers, the Bucks shouldn't need Giannis to take down a vastly inferior opponent. It's a crushing blow to his fantasy owners, but it's big news for anyone leaning on Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and Brook Lopez. D.J. Wilson and Ersan Ilyasova should pick up the slack off the bench and are viable DFS darts. The Bucks have been blessed with good health throughout the year but have taken three big hits in the last week, though Antetokounmpo's injury is still not a long-term concern.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter