• Jordan Clarkson
    G, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points on Saturday night, going 8-of-17 from the floor with four rebounds, four assists and a steal against the Rockets.

    Clarkson isn't a great fantasy option but he's an excellent source of scoring that was available on the cheap. Given the opportunity he's receiving and his ability to put up numbers in a category that's pretty scarce on the waiver wire, Clarkson should be able to end up posting late-round value while the Cavs are missing some backcourt pieces. Kyle Korver added 12 points and three triples off the pine but won't hold more than specialist appeal.

Fantasy News

  • Reggie Bullock
    SG-SF, New York Knicks

    Reggie Bullock (cervical disc herniation) has been cleared for non-contact drills but will not be re-evaluated until early December.

    Bullock's recovery has gone rather slowly, but at least there is a tentative timetable in place. He can help as a role player, but the Knicks are a mess and it's not worth holding your breath for his return.

    Source: New York Knicks PR on Twitter

  • 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