• Jae Crowder is inactive and will not play on Friday against the Hornets.

    Crowder is newly traded and yet to pass his physical. He was pretty bad in Cleveland and his 3-point shooting regressed horribly, so it remains to be seen if he’ll be able to get it going in Quin Snyder’s Celtics-like offense.

Fantasy News

  • Derrick Walton Jr.
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Derrick Walton Jr. will ink a 10-day deal with the Pistons, per Shams Charania.

    Walton has made 23 appearances, including one start, this season. He was traded from the Clippers to the Hawks and immediately waived at the trade deadline. He'll serve as extra guard depth behind Derrick Rose, Bruce Brown and Svi Mykhailiuk.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Dragan Bender
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Dragan Bender will sign a 10-day contract with the Warriors, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Bender has only appeared in seven games with the Bucks this season, getting largely garbage time minutes. He should find more opportunity in front of him in Golden State but the former top pick isn't close to the fantasy radar.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Wayne Ellington
    SG, New York Knicks

    Wayne Ellington (strained right ankle) is questionable to play on Friday.

    Ellington may not even be in the rotation if he suits up, and there are rumors that he's working towards a buyout to sign with a contender. He belongs on waivers in just about all formats.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (sore right ankle) is questionable ahead of Friday's matchup with the Pacers.

    Payton has been absolutely rolling, and hopefully he's able to suit up and continue his positive momentum from before the All-Star break. If he's unable to play look for Frank Ntilikina and Dennis Smith to handle the PG minutes.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back tightness) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.

    Simmons was able to play in the All-Star game so this injury must be relatively new. If he's unable to play tonight it'll open up lots of ball-handling minutes for the rest of the Sixers, with Raul Neto likely rising to take most of the minutes as the traditional point guard.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol (left hamstring tightness) will be held out of Friday's game and possibly beyond as the Raptors exercise caution.

    It sounded like Gasol had a chance to return before the All-Star break but the Raptors are going to take no chances with such an important player, though they're obviously helped out by the fact that the team has continued to win without him. Serge Ibaka is looking at another game or two of elevated minutes while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Chris Boucher get to hold onto relevance for a little while longer.

    Source: Eric Koreen on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter (allergic reaction) is probable for Thursday's game.

    No word on what Huerter was allergic to, but either way he should be go tonight. He's getting squeezed a bit by the Hawks' glut of wing types and is a borderline play in 12-team formats. Huerter's trending down but is still probably the best of the non-obvious Hawks for fantasy purposes.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard (left ankle sprain) has no timetable for a return to the court.

    Leonard has been out since February 3, and his injury was initially described as a multi-week issue. He's had short stints of fantasy value this season, largely because of Miami's other injuries, but is safe to cut in most formats if you had been holding on. Expect Jae Crowder, Andre Iguodala, Kelly Olynyk and Solomon Hill to help soak up the extra minutes available.

    Source: Miami Heat on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    The Heat announced that Tyler Herro (right ankle soreness) has no timetable for a return.

    Herro has been out since getting hurt on February 3, and although he said that he was pain-free entering the All-Star break, the Heat will not rush him back. The rookie has been on and off the standard-league radar all year long but is safe to drop in 12- and 14-team redraft leagues with this news. The Heat have a deep rotation and can spread his minutes around multiple players, though Goran Dragic is the likeliest winner from a fantasy perspective.

    Source: Miami Heat on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker was limited in Wednesday's practice and Brad Stevens said that the Celtics will continue to manage his workload.

    Walker played in the All-Star game and isn't expected to miss time. Just don't fret if you hear about limited or no-practice days for Walker going forward, as Boston is clearly going to prioritize keeping their star PG fresh for what they hope is a deep playoff run.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter