• Joel Embiid - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left ankle soreness) will not play on Friday vs. the Hawks.

    The Sixers won’t need Embiid against the Hawks so he’ll get a game off to rest up his ankle. Mike Muscala will get the start and Jonah Bolden will back him up off the bench. Muscala is an option for a DFS punt play in a revenge game against his former team while Jimmy Butler looks to have a busy night.

    Source: Jon Johnson on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Lonzo Ball - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Lonzo Ball will miss three-to-four weeks with a Grade 3 left ankle sprain.

    This is quite unfortunate for Ball owners, but was somewhat expected. Rajon Rondo (finger) is worth an add if you can hold him until he comes back. Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma should see a big uptick in usage and time with the ball, but it could get ugly for the Lakers. Josh Hart is worth an add with the added touches he will see.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Jeff Teague - G - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jeff Teague (illness) is active against the Suns on Sunday.

    We got a quick scare with the questionable tag just an hour-and-a-half before tip-off, but Teague should be just fine. Make sure he's in your lineups.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter

  • Danilo Gallinari - F - Los Angeles Clippers

    Danilo Gallinari (back spasms) did not travel with the team and coach Doc Rivers said there is a solid chance he misses all four games.

    Gallo left after only eight minutes on Friday, and seems to be in for a lengthy absence – as he does. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander played 42 minutes on Friday and the Clippers will likely go with a lot of small ball lineups without Gallo. Tyrone Wallace logged 18 minutes on Friday and should see an increased workload without Gallo.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Tristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson (left foot soreness) has been ruled out for Monday's game.

    Thompson will now miss his third straight game with his foot soreness. He's also been ruled out a day in advance, which is never a good sign. It looks like Ante Zizic will be in for another high minute game, while Channing Frye should chip in a few minutes off the bench.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith Jr. will return to the team for Tuesday's game against the Clippers, according to coach Rick Carlisle.

    This means that Smith is out for Monday's game, but it's good to see Smith and the Mavs are on better terms. With constant trade rumors swirling, it now appears DSJ will remain a Maverick. Even when healthy, he wasn't a great fantasy option in standard leagues.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • DeMar DeRozan - G - San Antonio Spurs

    DeMar DeRozan (left ankle soreness) is available for Sunday's game.

    This is no surprise as DeRozan was fully expected to play in this game. Make sure he's in your lineups.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Lou Williams - G - Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams (sore right hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game.

    With both Lou Will and Danilo Gallinari (back) out, Tobias Harris should be in for a lot of work. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Tyrone Wallace should get extra run as well.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Jeff Teague - G - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jeff Teague (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Suns.

    Classic Timberwolves, letting us know very late that someone's status is now up in the air. If he is out, Derrick Rose should be in for a big game. Check back for Teague's status.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter

  • Dewayne Dedmon - C - Atlanta Hawks

    Dewayne Dedmon (left ankle soreness) is listed as probable for Monday's game.

    Dedmon returned from a two-game absence on Saturday and appears to be unscathed. He had a quiet game, but he's been a top-80 player in 9-cat formats, so stay the course with him.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Alex Len - C - Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len (right Achilles tension) is listed as probable for Monday's game.

    Len has had a hot-and-cold season that is mostly dependent on the health of other bigs. With the Hawks relatively healthy right now, Len is just a late-round deep league player.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter