• Jeremy Lin
    G, Toronto Raptors

    Jeremy Lin (back spasms) will not be available to play in Thursday's matchup vs. the Sixers.

    Lin has only played three minutes of this series so far. He hasn't been a factor for the Raptors thus far in the playoffs and can be ignored for DFS lineups.

    Source: Doug Smith on Twitter

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  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson (upper body) has returned to the floor Friday against the Pistons.

    He went down hard and had to make a trip to the locker room, but returned to the game before halftime. Johnson took the final heave before the buzzer and looks to be fine moving forward.

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz had 14 points, 7 assists, three rebounds and three turnovers in a victory over the Wolves on Friday.

    Fultz has slowed down considerably over the past two weeks but still ranks in the top-150 on the season overall. He definitely could be a drop in shallower leagues, especially if your fantasy playoffs are right around the corner. If you have a glaring need or are fighting for playoff position, Fultz would be a cut candidate.

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter (left adductor) managed to play well on Friday, logging 33 minutes and posting 15 point on 6-of-10 shooting with three treys, four boards, three assists and one block.

    Obviously, the biggest takeaway tonight is Huerter's minutes, showing that he's healthy enough to take on a full work load and that he's able to produce up to his par. Owners can confidently keep him locked into their active lineups.

  • Terrence Ross
    SG, Orlando Magic

    Terrence Ross had a big game on Friday evening vs. the Wolves, putting up 33 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 34 minutes of action.

    He was on fire tonight from beyond the arc, going a cool 7-for-15 from deep. Ross took a total of 25 shots tonight, which is even a lot for him. He's been averaging close to 30 minutes a night over the past two months and has provided top-125 value on the season on a per game basis. Ross is a usable asset almost everywhere.

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young dished out 14 dimes on Friday to go along with 22 points (6-of-18 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs), two rebounds, one triple and one steal in 31 minutes.

    In an odd stroke of irony, Young was the Hawks starter who hit the least number of treys in this game. However, it's a good sign that he was able to share the rock and get more of his teammates involved in the action, especially with him struggling to find his shot from the field. He's been shooting the ball better than this lately, so this little stumble should be erased by a good game soon enough.

  • Cam Reddish
    G-F, Atlanta Hawks

    Cam Reddish caught fire in a start on Friday, hitting 6-of-9 3-pointers (career-high) en route to a career-high 26 points on 9-of-14 shooting as the Hawks topped the Nets 141-118.

    Obviously, tonight's line was one of Reddish's best overall. The Hawks opted to go small vs. the Nets and he started over Bruno Fernando (nine points, nine rebounds, two steals). This could be a turning point for Reddish, who has struggled to get into a consistent flow of production throughout 2019-20. He's worth a speculative add right now.

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick (left hamstring strain) has been ruled out for the remainder of the game Friday vs. the Cavs.

    Once it was revealed Redick had suffered a hamstring strain, it was not surprising for him to miss the rest of this one. In addition, he could miss some time which is something the Pelicans and fantasy owners don't want to see with the playoffs on the line in both cases. The team has yet to indicate the severity to which Redick is injured just yet, but it should come sometime in the next 24 hours.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson took a hard fall in the paint attempting to get a rebound in the first quarter of the Suns' game vs. the Pistons on Friday.

    It looked like he took a shot in the ribs while in the air before hitting the floor with a loud smack. Johnson was doubled over on the court for a minute before heading to the Suns' locker room. An update on his status should be provided by the team soon.

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick (left hamstring strain) is doubtful to return to Friday's game.

    Well there it is. After leaving with a mystery injury, Redick had apparently injured his hamstring. There should be some update to the severity of the injury after the game.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick has left the Pelicans' bench and headed to the locker room near the end of the first quarter of their game against the Cavs on Friday evening.

    Stay tuned. He signaled to the bench due to apparent injury and left the game. He has yet to return to the Pelicans' bench.

    Source: Will Guillory on Twitter