• Jarrett Culver
    G-F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jarrett Culver came off the bench and dropped 15 points (7-for-14 FGs, 1-for-2 FTs), four rebounds, three assists and one steal on the Pacers in 20 minutes in a win on Tuesday.

    Culver's lines are looking respectable already with minutes in the low 20s. The 20-year-old will likely have some growing pains, but he looks like an all-around player to keep an eye on as the season gets underway. Josh Okogie also played 20 minutes off the bench and put up five points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal.

Fantasy News

  • Patty Mills
    PG, San Antonio Spurs

    Patty Mills will get his first start of the season on Wednesday against the Wizards.

    Mills has given the Spurs a much needed scoring option off the bench, averaging 21.1 minutes per game so far this season. The Spurs have lost six straight contests so coach Gregg Popovich is attempting to inject some scoring into the starting lineup.

    Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter

  • Serge Ibaka
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Coach Nick Nurse told reporters that Serge Ibaka (sprained right ankle) could return as early as Saturday against the Hawks.

    Ibaka injured his ankle earlier this month and will sit out a sixth consecutive contest on Wednesday. This is encouraging that he is ahead of schedule and has a shot at returning as early as this weekend. The initial diagnosis was that it was a pretty severe ankle sprain so there is no guarantee that he plays Saturday vs. the Hawks. Continue to monitor his status as we get closer to the weekend but he is worth an add in standard leagues if he has popped up on the wire.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac (right ankle sprain) will take the floor Wednesday against the Raptors.

    Isaac missed two games a result of an ankle sprain. He was off to a tremendous start to the season before and he currently has a per-game value of 22/13 in 8/9 cat leagues. With Isaac back in the starting lineup, Al-Farouq Aminu will return to his bench role and see his minutes decrease as a result.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Evan Turner
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Evan Turner (left Achilles pain) will be able to take the court on Wednesday vs. the Bucks despite aggravating his injury during Sunday's contest.

    Turner has yet to see more than 17 minutes in any contest so far this season. He is only providing per-game value in 20-team leagues or deeper at this time. Add in the fact that he has been struggling with Achilles pain for the whole season and that the Hawks are choosing to embrace a youth movement, Turner has some obstacles in his path of producing top-200 fantasy value.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Jabari Parker (right shoulder pain) has been upgraded to available ahead of Wednesday's matchup against the Bucks.

    Parker has been a great streaming option in the wake of the John Collins suspension. He should continue to be streamed for as long as Collins is out. The question will be how much his fantasy value decreases upon Collins' return to the team.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    The Blazers have waived Pau Gasol on Wednesday.

    Gasol is 39 years old this season and has yet to play in an NBA game as he has been recovering from a left foot surgery. It seems unlikely that he will be able to return to the NBA at some point this season as he is still rehabbing. He is off the fantasy radar but had a fabulous career and is a candidate for the Hall of Fame.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jarred Vanderbilt
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets have assigned Jarred Vanderbilt to a G League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, on Wednesday.

    Vanderbilt has only played nine minutes across three games for the big league club this season. He will have more opportunity to work on his craft for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He was selected with the 41st pick in the 2019 draft and is not currently on the fantasy radar outside of deeper dynasty leagues.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (lower back contusion) has been upgraded to available for Wednesday's matchup against the Heat.

    Love was previously listed as probable and should be ready to rock on Wednesday night. He might see an uptick in usage with Tristan Thompson (rest) already ruled out. He will likely start alongside Larry Nance Jr. in the frontcourt for Wednesday's matchup.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Kawhi Leonard is expected to return for Wednesday's tilt against the Celtics after missing three games with a left knee contusion.

    Leonard is a fantasy darling when he plays. The only flaw to his fantasy stat set is that it is likely that he will continue to miss games intermittently throughout the season. Expect a confirmation that confirms that he will play tonight but this news seems to indicate that he is trending in the right direction

    Source: Ohm Youngmisuk on Twitter

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Marvin Bagley will not play on the Kings four-game road trip due to a right thumb fracture but will be re-evaluated when it ends.

    It appeared that Bagley might play on the trip, but that is no longer the case. He's an intriguing talent, but the long absence has been frustrating for fantasy owners eagerly awaiting his return. Bagley hasn't played since October 23. He averaged 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds last season.

    Source: Jason Jones on Twitter