• Jimmy Butler
    G/F, Philadelphia Sixers

    Jimmy Butler drilled a game-winning 3-pointer to give the Sixers a 127-125 win over the Nets on Sunday.

    He scored 34 points to go along with 12 rebounds, two assists, and four steals. He shot 11-of-20 from the field and dropped in five 3-pointers. Butler has brought some new life to the Sixers and continues to dominate as expected. He should be able to maintain top-15 value all season long as he continues to learn how to work with the young core in Philly.

Fantasy News

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    KZ Okpala will not play on Thursday due to left Achilles tendinitis.

    Okpala hasn't played since late October. He has defensive upside but is not worthy of fantasy consideration at this juncture.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. will miss Thursday's game due to a left hip injury.

    Jones has missed about a week with this issue. So far, the Heat have not given him enough playing time to merit a fantasy roster spot.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson is listed as probable to play on Thursday.

    Johnson missed Tuesday's game but appears to be on the mend. He could benefit if Goran Dragic or Tyler Herro can't play but overall is not worth using in fantasy.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow will miss Thursday's game as he remains in concussion protocol.

    Winslow suffered the head injury on November 5 and there is no timetable for his return. It has been a frustrating start to the season for his owners.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine had treatment for his ankle on Wednesday but is expected to face the Bucks on Thursday.

    LaVine rolled the ankle on Tuesday but remained in the game. It's positive news that he is on schedule to play. LaVine is averaging 20.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.2 assists so far.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter will not play on Thursday due to a left foot sprain.

    Porter last played on November 6. However, Jim Boylen said that he has shown some improvement. Hopefully, he won't miss much more time.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Iman Shumpert
    SG, Brooklyn Nets

    The Nets are expected to sign free agent Iman Shumpert.

    Shumpert is unlikely to have a major role, but it's worth noting that Caris LeVert has been visiting thumb specialists. In any case, the Nets had a roster spot available until mid-December when Wilson Chandler returns from suspension.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro is questionable to face the Cavs on Thursday due to an ankle injury.

    Justise Winslow definitely won't play, so the Heat could be very thin if Herro and Dragic are unavailable. Duncan Robinson should play even more heavily in that scenario.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic is considered questionable to play on Thursday due to illness.

    Justise Winslow has already been ruled out with a concussion. Dragic has been a bright spot for the Heat so far, but we'll have to see if he is able to face the Cavs.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Caris LeVert
    PG-SG, Brooklyn Nets

    The Nets have sent Caris LeVert to specialists due to fears that he could have ligament damage in his right thumb.

    Nothing is certain at the moment, but this is worrying news for LeVert's fantasy owners. For the moment, expect Garrett Temple to stay in the starting lineup.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter