• Jimmy Butler - G/F - Philadelphia Sixers

    The Sixers did not need the "clutch" Jimmy Butler to come to work on Friday as they rolled over the Wizards 98-123, but he still remained productive on defense with 11 points, seven rebounds, one triple, four dimes and four steals.

    The low-scoring output is due to the blowout and his 25 minutes on the floor. This is the risk of being on such a dominant team. That said, there will be nights when the Sixers need him to step up and he will so hang tight.

Fantasy News

  • Gordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward missed Friday's practice as he continues to go through concussion protocol and he may return on Saturday vs. the Spurs.

    The entire season from Hayward has been a total headache, with injury inconsistency, low minutes and generally very disappointing production. He may come back to play this weekend, but it seems difficult to trust him at this crucial time.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Josh Hart - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Josh Hart will sit out against the Nets on Friday with a right knee issue.

    Now that the Lakers have virtually nothing to play for, there's no reason for Hart to push it and get on the court at risk of aggravation. Still, LeBron James plans to return for this one, so the upticks for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope or Reggie Bullock may be short-lived.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • LeBron James - F - Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James will play in Friday's game against the Nets.

    The trainwreck season continues for the Lakers, but at least for this one James will suit up and pile up stats. It dings a few of the Lakers' role players, maybe cutting into the Alex Caruso hype train.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Otto Porter Jr. - F - Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter Jr. is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Jazz with his rotator cuff strain.

    Porter not being available is kind of expected at this point. It's very inconvenient right now for fantasy owners but this is unfortunately how it's going to go the rest of the way. He wants to play even though the Bulls 2018-19 season was over in like… 2017. We'll see if he can get into a game soon.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Kris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls

    Kris Dunn is questionable for Saturday's game against the Jazz with a back issue.

    This would be a big blow for Dunn owners in the home stretch if he was hobbled for the stretch run here. There's a lot of upside in Dunn's profile and he'll at least be in the top-100 conversation if he's healthy and on the floor.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine - G - Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine will be a game-time call on Saturday night against the Jazz with a right thigh contusion.

    LaVine plans to warm up and see how he feels before making a final call on his status. If he plays, he should definitely be in all lineups.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow - F - Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (right thigh) and Rodney McGruder (knee) will miss Friday's game against the Bucks.

    Winslow has been a pleasant surprise this year providing mid-round value over the last few weeks… when he has been on the court. He's probably sitting on waiver wires right now at this crucial time, and hopefully McGruder has been sitting on the waiver wire for longer than that.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Bam Adebayo - C/F - Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo (bruised right hip) will play in Friday night's game against the Bucks.

    This is good news for fantasy owners who have reaped the benefits of a mid-round asset recently. Deploy him as usual if you have been.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Cody Zeller - F/C - Charlotte Hornets

    Cody Zeller (left knee soreness) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (concussion protocol) will both miss Saturday's game against the Celtics.

    Zeller and Kidd-Gilchrist are no longer in the conversation for standard-league viability in the home stretch. Zeller specifically was putting up top-100 value on a per-game basis but taking a zero right now is just not a good strategy. Frank Kaminsky, Miles Bridges and Dwayne Bacon will be more involved.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Joakim Noah - C - Memphis Grizzlies

    Joakim Noah (knee) is being considered questionable for Friday’s game versus the Magic.

    Noah played 17 minutes in the Grizzlies’ last game, but being added to the injury report in the morning generally does not bode well for availability. If Noah is forced to sit out we could see heavy minutes for Jonas Valanciunas against the Magic frontcourt.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter