• John Wall scored 16 points and added 11 assists, two threes and a steal in Friday’s road win over the Pistons.

    Wall hasn’t been spectacular this season with all the nagging injuries, but he’s playing better lately even though the Wizards are looking discombobulated. Owners are hoping he can get back to early round form sooner than later.

Fantasy News

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len is not on the latest injury report with an ankle sprain so expect him to play on Thursday against the Suns.

    Len had a strong game off the bench on Tuesday, finishing with 17 points and seven rebounds while contributing in other categories as well. He will need to show more consistency in order to be looked at in standard leagues. Len is currently on pace to finish with top-250/251 value.

    Source: Hawks PR on Twitter

  • Chandler Parsons
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    Chandler Parsons (knees) has been upgraded to questionable for Thursday's road game against the Suns.

    Parsons has not been a meaningful part of any team's rotation for many years now and he can be ignored in fantasy.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • DeAndre' Bembry
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    DeAndre' Bembry (illness) is probable to play in Thursday's road game against the Suns.

    Looks like Bembry might be a little under the weather but it seems he should be fine to play. With Kevin Huerter out, he should have a chance to log meaningful minutes and provide value in assists and steals.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving (shoulder) has been upgraded to probable against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Irving's shoulder injury came up out of nowhere but it looks like he should be fine and able to play through it. With Caris LeVert out for a few weeks, Kyrie should shoulder a massive load and continue playing at his top-10 value going forward.

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    According to coach Lloyd Pierce, "It's going to be some time" for Kevin Huerter (shoulder) to recover from his shoulder injury suffered against Nuggets on November 12.

    Huerter does not have a tear in his shoulder according to his MRI. He was just starting to find his groove and it will be tough to hang onto him while there is no definitive timetable on his return. It may be wise to grab a hot free agent off the wire instead of waiting around to figure out when he might be back. Cam Reddish will start in his absence and DeAndre' Bembry and De'Andre Hunter should soak up more minutes in the rotation.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook is likely to sit out either Friday's game against the Pacers or Saturday's game against the Wolves per Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

    Westbrook struggled in his last game out and finished with just 30 minutes due to foul trouble and he has been averaging 32.6 minutes after receiving 34-36 in his past 10 seasons for the Thunder. This seems to be part of a greater plan to keep him fresh down the stretch as he also sat out a back-to-back on Nov 4. In that game, James Harden went off for 46-10-6 with seven 3-pointers and monster usage.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nic Batum (fractured middle finger) is out Friday but has hope to return sometime on the Hornets' upcoming four-game road-trip.

    Batum has not played since October 23 and will likely be eased back into action. However, with the emergence of Devonte' Graham and P.J. Washington and the Hornets trying to develop their younger players, he may not have a large role in the rotation. He may be a speculative add in most formats but may just be an end of your roster type of guy.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Caris LeVert
    PG-SG, Brooklyn Nets

    Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Caris LeVert (right thumb surgery) is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

    It's the first concrete timetable to emerge, and it makes LeVert a droppable player in standard leagues given that he was already producing well below par with top-170/250 value thanks to another dip in his efficiency and a spike in turnovers. You can hold him if possible, but most managers might not be able to have a dead roster spot that long, especially for a player who hasn't been performing.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Hamidou Diallo
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Hamidou Diallo (knee soreness) did not practice on Thursday.

    Diallo has taken hold of a steady role for the Thunder this season and is a surprising top-200 player on the year, with top-150/115 value over the last couple of weeks. In that span he's averaging 1.8 steals and 0.5 blocks while going an even .500 from the field, so hopefully he doesn't miss much more time. Diallo should find his way onto rosters in competitive 12-team formats at this point, though we don't envision him keeping up this pace all season.

    Source: Joe Mussatto on Twitter

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Dwayne Bacon (sore right knee) is probable to play against Detroit on Friday.

    Bacon received treatment during practice on Thursday and did not participate in full but it looks like that will not keep him out of Friday's game. Deep league managers should check back tomorrow to be sure.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter