• JaVale McGee
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    JaVale McGee finished Friday's win with 13 points (6-of-7 shooting) and two blocks in 15 minutes.

    McGee isn't nearly as fun to rock with as he was last season but he's still blocking shots and boosting your field goal percentage enough to return late-round value in 12-teamers. Dwight Howard is doing the same thing with more boards and slightly fewer blocks, as he had five points, 10 rebounds and two steals tonight. Neither is a must-own in 12-team leagues.

Fantasy News

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze is questionable to face the Warriors on Friday with a sore left knee.

    Bitadze's role is irrelevant as long as Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner are around to play center for the Pacers. You can ignore Bitadze beyond the deepest of leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tim Frazier
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Tim Frazier has recovered enough from his illness to return to the Pistons lineup for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Illness and injuries still have his teammates down for the moment, but with Reggie Jackson back in action, it has only gotten tougher for Frazier to crack the Pistons' rotation. He's best left on waivers.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown Jr. will sit out Friday's tilt with the Grizzlies as he continues to cope with an illness.

    Brown's absence from the lineup will give Reggie Jackson another opportunity to shine. It was surprising to see him so successful right off the bat, but if you have room feel free to pick up Jackson and see where things go. Jackson has never had a fantasy-friendly game, and he will have to perform well a couple more times to justify being a must-add in standard leagues.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond (lip) will miss Friday's matchup against the Grizzlies.

    This will be Drummond's second missed game after taking a rough hit to the head on Monday. The incident should not be a long term setback so just stay patient here. Christian Wood could be in for a large stat line and Markieff Morris should have a chance to grab more rebounds with Drummond inactive.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    According to Shams Charania, Bogdan Bogdanovic will get the start in place of Buddy Hield when the Kings face the Bulls on Friday.

    The Kings have been stinking it up over the course of a six-game losing streak, and they've only won three out of there last 18 games. Maybe Hield will get more opportunities leading the bench unit, but one has to hope his minutes remain in the 30s. Bogdanovic will have a hard time breaking out as long as De'Aaron Fox is healthy and operating the offense, but he could get a few more minutes as a starter.

    Source: Sham Charania via Jason Jones on Twitter

  • Jaylen Brown
    SG, Boston Celtics

    Jaylen Brown (right ankle sprain) will not play on Friday against the Magic.

    Brown will be on the sidelines with Jayson Tatum and Enes Kanter. The rest of the Celtics roster should be in for big nights, making Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Gordan Hayward and Daniel Theis popular targets in DFS on Friday. In particular, Brown's absence should open up increased opportunities for Hayward. Brown was originally projected to tough it out on Friday so hopefully, he's back in action soon.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • DeAndre' Bembry
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    Deandre' Bembry (neuritis) underwent a non-surgical procedure on his right hand and will be reassessed prior to Sunday's game.

    Bembry will be able to return without restrictions so there is no need to be overly concerned about his status. He remains a useful resource when you are seeking steals, but he brings little else to the fantasy table.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Isaiah Roby
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Isaiah Roby has been traded to the Thunder, while Justin Patton and cash considerations are being sent back to the Mavs.

    Roby has not appeared in an NBA game this season, and the second-round pick has been spending the campaign in the G League with the Texas Legends until now. Maybe he gets an opportunity with the Thunder down the line, but in all likelihood, he will remain a developmental project that is best left in the fantasy free agent pool.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Justin Patton
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Justin Patton and cash considerations have been traded to the Mavs for Isaiah Roby.

    It's been a lost fantasy season for Patton who has appeared in just five games with the Thunder thus far. He will serve as a big back big for the Mavs now that they are without Dwight Powell. He is still not much of a fantasy asset, but keep an eye on him in case another injury occurs in Dallas.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen underwent a surprise MRI on Friday and was diagnosed with a right hip stress reaction which will keep him sidelined for four-to-six weeks.

    Bummer. Lauri has quietly begun to pay dividends after an ice cold shooting streak dating back to October. He had been solidly within the top 50 for the past two and a half months. The Bulls are getting dangerously thin in the frontcourt and it's reasonable to expect them to bring someone in. Thaddeus Young will get all of the minutes he can handle next to Luke Kornet and Cristiano Felicio. Markkanen himself may be a drop candidate if your team is struggling in the standings.

    Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter