April 9, 2019, 6:24 pmKarl-Anthony TownsF/C, Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns (right knee inflammation) has been ruled out of Tuesday's matchup with the Raptors.
Gorgui Dieng will get the start and is worth a long look with not much in the way of competition.
Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter
December 14, 2019, 10:01 pmDavid NwabaSF, Brooklyn Nets
David Nwaba had a decent little game on Saturday, notching 10 points, four rebounds, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers in 17 minutes.
Nwaba has played his way back into the Nets' rotation and is inside the top-250 over the last couple of weeks. Obviously the appeal is limited, but there's some helpful numbers here if you need a lift in the 20-24-team range.
December 14, 2019, 9:57 pmRodions KurucsPF, Brooklyn Nets
Rodions Kurucs emerged from obscurity on Saturday, logging 18 minutes and posting one point, seven rebounds, three assists and a block.
Kurucs hadn't appeared in Brooklyn's previous six games and has even had some G League stints this season. He's down to 9.9 mpg in 10 appearances, but perhaps this means the second-year player, and his sneaky versatile game, is back on the upswing. We'll see how the minutes look in the next one.
December 14, 2019, 9:48 pmBlake GriffinPF, Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin returned to Pistons' bench on Saturday and appears to not be injured.
Griffin has a long injury history, and him exiting the game was a scare but he appears to be fine.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
December 14, 2019, 9:36 pmBlake GriffinPF, Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin headed to the locker room on Saturday with a trainer following him.
If Griffin is unable to return Christian Wood could see more minutes and Andre Drummond has a higher ceiling.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
December 14, 2019, 9:23 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic will not return after spraining his right ankle on Saturday vs. the Heat.
Doncic's X-rays were negative but will not return. Delon Wright and Jalen Brunson will more minutes at point guard. Kristaps Porzingis, Seth Curry and Tim Hardaway Jr. will see more scoring opportunities.
Source: Mark Followill on Twitter
December 14, 2019, 9:15 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant will start in place of Paul Millsap who is out with a right quadriceps strain on Saturday vs. the Thunder.
Grant will face his old team the Thunder in a revenge game. He was able to have a great game with Millsap out last game.
Source: Katy Winge on Twitter
December 14, 2019, 8:59 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic sprained his right ankle and is questionable to return on Saturday vs. the Heat.
Doncic's ankle looked to have touched the floor as he turned his ankle on Kendrick Nunn's foot. The good news is that he hasn't been listed out straight away.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
December 14, 2019, 8:49 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic sprained his right ankle and hopped to the locker room early in the first quarter on Saturday vs. the Heat.
Doncic sprained his right ankle on a drive to the rim as he stepped on Kendrick Nunn's foot. He was holding his ankle in pain before he hopped to the locker room. Updates to come.
Source: Jason Jackson on Twitter
December 14, 2019, 8:42 pmDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox (sprained left ankle) has been listed as doubtful for Sunday vs. the Warriors.
Fox originally said that he's targeting a return, either vs. the Hornets or against the Grizzlies. He has been going hard in workouts and not experiencing any pain. Look for him to be on a minutes limit early on as the Kings ease him back into game shape.
December 14, 2019, 8:38 pmAron BaynesC, Phoenix Suns
Aron Baynes (left calf strain) recorded 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting with eight rebounds, one 3-pointer and two blocks in Saturday's OT loss to the Spurs.
Baynes was probable heading into this game and it's a good thing he gave it a go and delivered a serviceable line for his owners. Baynes' heightened value has a fuse as long (or as short) as it takes for Deandre Ayton (suspension) to get back on the floor.