• Jordan Bell
    F, Golden State Warriors

    Jordan Bell scored five points on 2-of-2 shooting with five rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two blocks in 21 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Blazers.

    This was the first game we've seen in which his athleticism has looked to be where it was last season. It also coincided with beat writers suggesting that he passed Damian Jones (10 minutes, one steal) in the rotation and Steve Kerr saying after the game that he wants to get him more minutes. It looks like he showed up to this season out of shape and if conditioning is really at the root of this, then there could be a chance he snaps back into some of the preseason projections. If he's good he can possibly survive DeMarcus Cousins' return and be a per-minute monster in 20-24 mpg, but there are still a lot of question marks for owners to consider with this potential spec add.

Fantasy News

  • Lonzo Ball
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Lonzo Ball (right adductor strain) is being listed as out for Tuesday's matchup with the Blazers.

    Nickeil Alexander-Walker has been red-hot the last two games and stands to benefit, along with a returning Frank Jackson.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Frank Jackson
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Frank Jackson (left neck contusion) is being listed as available to play against the blazers on Tuesday.

    Jackson should get a nice chunk of time with so many injuries in the Pelicans back court rotation. He is a punt option in DFS.

    Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Alving Gentry said that Brandon Ingram (right knee soreness) is expected to return for Tuesday's game against the Blazers.

    The return of Ingram may push Kenrich Williams back to a reserve role, though he should still see a hefty dose of minutes either way. Ingram was putting up top-25 value in 9/8 cat leagues before going down and has a nice matchup against a debuting Carmelo Anthony tonight. Feel free to get him back in your lineups.

    Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter (left foot sprain) is out for Wednesday's matchup with the Pistons.

    Porter is expected to miss a few weeks at the minimum, in what has been a disappointing season thus far. Chandler Hutchison has absorbed the majority of Porter's minutes while also closing out fourth quarters. He is a name to monitor in deeper leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (left thumb sprain) is available to play against the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Carter has only put up top-120/125 value in 9/8 cat leagues to begin the year as the defensive potential he showed as a rookie has yet to arrive. Carter has some competition brewing at the five-spot after Daniel Gafford busted out for 21 points in 20 minutes in Monday's loss to the Bucks.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tony Snell
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Tony Snell (hip flexor strain) is being listed as out ahead of Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

    Langston Galloway started the second half on Friday after Snell left early and may see himself in there again. Luke Kennard will also see a few extra minutes in smaller lineups.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Alen Smailagic
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Alen Smailagic (right ankle sprain) has been cleared to begin accelerated on-court basketball activities and will rejoin the Warriors over the weekend.

    Like teammate Kevon Looney, Smailagic will practice in the G League this week with an eye toward getting back during the weekend. Smailagic is not a recommended pickup, but he could conceivably carve out a role on a depleted Warriors team when he gets up to speed.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter

  • Jacob Evans
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    Jacob Evans (left adductor strain) will be re-evaluated again in 2 weeks after a test revealed improvement on Tuesday.

    Evans has some appeal with Stephen Curry (hand) out for a while, but will need to get healthy first. He is a name to consider in the coming weeks when he gets back in the fold on a depleted Warriors team.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter

  • Carmelo Anthony
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Carmelo Anthony is starting at PF against the Pelicans on Tuesday per Marc J. Spears of ESPN.

    What a turn of events for Melo in the past week. Melo may realistically be the second option on offense in his debut behind C.J. McCollum with Damian Lillard. With Melo seeing a reported 20 minute cap, his upside is limited, but Melo was never ne to shy away from shooting.

    Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors have announced that Kevon Looney (neuropathy) has been cleared to begin accelerated on-court basketball activities and he is expected to rejoin the team over the weekend.

    Earlier today it was announced that Looney was assigned to the Warriors G League affiliate and now we have a clear reason as to why. Looney played just 11 minutes in the season opener before going down, but there's not much in the way of him getting minutes on a depleted Warriors team so long as he can stay healthy. He is worth an add and stash on IR until he returns.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter