• Cody Zeller - F/C - Charlotte Hornets

    The Hornets are ruling Cody Zeller (left knee soreness) out for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    With 12 straight missed games and the Hornets' playoff chances dwindling by the day, there doesn't seem to be a reason that Zeller would return this year with only four games remaining after Wednesday. Willy Hernangomez, Frank Kaminsky and Bismack Biyombo should continue to see all the C minutes the rest of the way, with the former two being quality streaming options in the right matchups.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Ben Simmons - G/F - Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons set a playoff career-high with 31 points (11-of-13 from the field, 9-of-11 from the line), four rebounds, nine assists, two steals and three blocks in 38 minutes in Thursday's win against the Nets.

    Just like Tobias Harris, Simmons stepped up in the absence of Joel Embiid and put up a monster line. This is the Simmons fans have been waiting to see after a quiet opening game. He put up a strong triple-double in Game 2 and this was just another step forward.

  • Tobias Harris - F - Philadelphia Sixers

    Tobias Harris scored a playoff career-high 29 points and added 16 rebounds as the Sixers pulled away from the Nets in Game 3 on Thursday.

    Without Joel Embiid on the floor, the other pieces on the Sixers had to step up to put the Nets away on the road in Game 3. Harris did just that and had the best game of his playoff career. He was also perfect from deep (6-for-6) but will probably step back into the shadows if Embiid returns for Game 4.

  • Joel Embiid - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) has been ruled out of Thursday's Game 3 against the Nets and Greg Monroe will start in his place.

    Game 3 has quickly become an absolute must-win for the Nets, who can't afford to squander an opportunity with Philadelphia losing their major matchup advantage at center. Monroe, Boban Marjanovic, Jonah Bolden and Mike Scott will take up most of the center minutes tonight, though we may see Ben Simmons log some time at the five considering he'd like to get more post touches. Embiid's health is going to determine the length of Philly's playoff run, but we doubt that the Sixers would put the cart before the horse here with the Nets proving to be a very capable opponent. If he can't get close to full strength in the coming days, this first-round series will get very, very interesting. Embiid was unable to play tonight despite two days off since Game 2, which is not a great sign with Game 4 set for Saturday afternoon.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • James Ennis III - F - Philadelphia Sixers

    James Ennis III has been cleared to play more than 12 minutes in Thursday’s matchup against the Nets but coach Brett Brown didn’t specify an exact number of minutes that he would be limited to.

    The Sixers can use all the help they can get off of their bench and Ennis III is a valuable member of that unit. Expect him to play around the 20 minute limit but with no official word from head coach Brown, it will be hard to predict.

    Source: Tom Moore on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) is a game-time decision ahead of Thursday's tip-off against the Nets.

    Embiid has been a game-time decision throughout this series and the same can be said for Thursday's Game 3. Check for a status update prior to tip-off but expect Joel to be in the starting lineup.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Jared Dudley - F - Brooklyn Nets

    As expected, the Nets have officially listed Jared Dudley (right calf tightness) as available for Thursday’s matchup against the Sixers.

    Dudley’s defensive contribution off the bench was crucial in their Game 1 victory. The Nets could have used his skill set in Game 2. Look for him to take all of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s playing time as the Nets try to take a 2-1 lead in the series.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Enes Kanter - C - Trail Blazers

    Enes Kanter (right hand contusion) is not on the official injury report ahead of Friday’s game against the Thunder.

    Kanter has proven to be a valuable piece in this first round series as he faces his former team. The hand injury he suffered in Game 2 will not affect his availability for Friday.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Tim Hardaway Jr. had successful surgery for a stress injury to his left tibia and is expected to begin rehabilitation immediately.

    With the surgery now behind Hardaway Jr., he will begin on his road to recovery. The Mavs expect him to be ready for basketball activities prior to the start of training camp. Continue to watch his recovery because there is still a chance that he will not be healthy enough to start next season.

    Source: Isaac Harris on Twitter

  • Kyle Anderson - F - Memphis Grizzlies

    Kyle Anderson underwent successful thoracic outlet decompression surgery on Wednesday and is expected to make a full recovery before the Grizzlies' 2019 training camp.

    Anderson was hampered by injuries throughout the 2018-2019 campaign. Hopefully, this operation will allow Anderson to bounce back from a disappointing season.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Patrick McCaw - G - Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw (right thumb sprain) is officially listed as questionable for Friday's Game 3.

    McCaw is expected to be available so this could just be a formality, but we'll wait for final word tomorrow either way. He's not a lock to be in the rotation, but he'd likely take Jodie Meeks' minutes as a guy who can help defend Terrence Ross, Evan Fournier and D.J. Augustin.

    Source: NBA Injury Report