• Jimmy Butler - G/F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    It looks like the Wolves will be one step closer to being healthy with both Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose returning for Monday’s matchup with the Clippers.

    Butler should have a bit easier time than projected with Avery Bradley out. Rose will have a hard time repeating his 50-point output with Butler active.

    Source: Dan Woike on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • PJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets

    PJ Tucker (illness) is "likely" to play in Tuesday's matchup vs. the Nuggets.

    He's officially listed as questionable but just as he did on Sunday, it looks like he'll be playing. He played 39 minutes in that game vs. the Pacers despite being ill and gave owners five rebounds, three triples and two steals so it's safe to say he can be put into all lineups once again.

    Source: Houston Chronicle

  • Jarrett Allen - C - Brooklyn Nets

    Jarrett Allen (illness) is being listed as questionable in Wednesday's matchup vs. the Heat.

    We won't truly know whether or not Allen will miss the game until after the shoot around so he's shaping up to be a true GTD. This would be his second straight game missed as he didn't play on Monday vs. the Timberwolves either. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson started at the five in that contest and Ed Davis also saw a bump in minutes. If Allen sits again the same will most likely happen.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Russell Westbrook (left ankle) is being listed as out for Wednesday's matchup vs. the Knicks.

    He has yet to go through or be cleared for 5-on-5, full contact work so until he is he won't be suiting up. The Thunder don't play again until Saturday vs. the Suns so he'll have a couple of days to rest up before deciding whether or not he can give it a go. In his absence, Paul George and Dennis Schroder will look to continue handling the offensive load.

    Source: Marc Berman on Twitter

  • Raul Neto - G - Utah Jazz

    Raul Neto (right hamstring) has been cleared to practice.

    Neto will be sent down to the G-League for a couple of rehab games before being brought back up. He's missed the entire season so far with this hamstring injury so it's good to see that he's close to making his way back. However, he doesn't hold much value for fantasy owners as he'll be behind both Ricky Rubio and Dante Exum when he returns.

    Source: Eric Woodyard on Twitter

  • Elie Okobo - G - Phoenix Suns

    Elie Okobo was assigned to the G-League on Tuesday.

    Coach Igor Kokoskov said that both Okobo and De'Anthony Melton would toggle back and forth between the NBA and G League throughout the season. However, the Suns are a mess at PG so it's surprising he would make the move. Melton will likely inherit Okobo's 10-15 minutes on Wednesday unless Okobo is recalled by then.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - Dallas Mavericks

    Wesley Matthews (hamstring) is probable for Wednesday's contest against the Jazz.

    This would be a quick return considering the nature of hamstrings so it must not have been serious. Matthews will take back his starting spot and Dorian Finney-Smith will return to the bench and his 15-20 minute role. Matthews is currently a standard league guy thanks to his triples (2.7) and steals (1.1). Beware his field goal percentage (41 percent), so hopefully you're either punting or it's already a very strong category for you.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter

  • Maurice Harkless - F - Trail Blazers

    Maurice Harkless (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's matchup vs. the Lakers.

    This will be Harkless' ninth straight game missed and there is no current timetable, although it was reported he is doing 1-on-1 drills and looks "explosive." When he is fully healthy he will take away minutes from Jake Layman and Evan Turner. the 25-year-old could eventually work his way into 12-14 team value thanks to his versatile stat set, but it's still a ways away.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Draymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors

    Shaun Livingston downplayed the heated exchange between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green that carried into the locker room after Tuesday's game.

    "Just team spirit," Livingston said. "Guys wanted a different outcome than what happened… guys might have thought they were open or wanted the basketball, didn't get it… it was good to see some fire, some emotion." Apparently players were angry that Draymond didn't own up to his mistake and was "forcefully" defending himself instead. How quickly the Warriors crumble without their leader, Stephen Curry, who they have a significantly worse record without. We heard reports after last season that there were issues, but the Warriors still won the title. There is too much talent in Golden State for them to lose even if there are issues, but don't expect many easy victories without Curry.

    Source: ESPN.com

  • Damian Lillard - G - Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard (knee) is hopeful to play on Wednesday against the Lakers.

    Lillard sat out practice today, but went through a workout afterwards. Apparently he spent four hours on knee rehab as well. If the veteran were to sit then Seth Curry would see a lot of run and C.J. McCollum's usage would increase. Nik Stauskas would likely see some extra run at the two as well.

    Source: Mike Richman on Twitter

  • CJ Miles - F/G - Toronto Raptors

    CJ Miles (hip) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Pistons.

    Miles has been averaging 15 mpg this season. The Raptors are fully healthy and unless an injury occurs this is all the minutes that will be left over when he does play, especially with both Fred VanVleet and Delon Wright both healthy.

    Source: NBA Injury Report