• Kent Bazemore
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Kent Bazemore scored nine points on 3-of-7 shooting with three boards, two assists and a 3-pointer on Thursday.

    Bazemore won't be the sexiest play, but the Blazers are really hurting and they need him to play big minutes. Anfernee Simons (22 minutes, nine points, one assist and one steal) will also get some extended run with Rodney Hood out for the rest of the season with a torn Achilles.

Fantasy News

  • Michael Carter-Williams
    PG, Orlando Magic

    As he continues to deal with an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder, Michael Carter-Williams is questionable for Saturday's matchup with the Warriors.

    Carter-Williams has not been roster worthy all season with the Magic, and that is not going to change even if he returns while D.J. Augustin is still out. It's best to leave MCW on the wire unless you are in the deepest of leagues.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Mike Conley
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Mike Conley is probable to return from his strained left hamstring and face the Kings on Saturday.

    Conley's return has long been anticipated, and he can only go up after a lousy start to his career as part of the Jazz. He has not seen the court since December 17, and his return should hurt Joe Ingles' value to some degree as the two did not coexist well prior to Conely's injury. If he is available Conley is well worth a pickup to see if he can rediscover the early-round value he delivered for so many years in Memphis. He is simply too talented, and the Jazz are far too committed to this experiment to let Conley go on playing this poorly.

    Source: Andy Blarsen on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier is set to start on Friday when the Wolves face the Raptors.

    With Jeff Teague shipped to the Hawks Napier should be in for a nice run as the Wolves starting point guard. A trade away from the team looms, but Karl-Anthony Towns is back to serve as the focal point of the offense, which should ensure Napier gets plenty of assists without destroying your field-goal percentage. Jordan McLaughlin has also joined the Wolves and will serve as the backup point guard.

    Source: Al Horton on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro's left knee bruise has him heading for a true game-time decision to face the Thunder on Friday.

    It looks like you'll have to really keep your eyes on this one to find out if Herro is playing on Friday. Everyone will lose some minutes if Herro is ready to roll, including Kendrick Nunn, Duncan Robinson and Goran Dragic. Herro is still largely a 3-point shooting streamer, and it will be diffcult for him to rise above all of the competition on the Heat's roster to reach standard league value.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    A right knee contusion will force Steven Adams to miss Friday's game vs. the Heat.

    Adams' status went downhill over the course of the day, but hopefully, this is not even a medium-term issue. Nerlens Noel is set to return for the Thunder and should be in for a solid night of production with Adams out. Before this issue arose Adams was finally playing like a mid-round talent, but Noel had been pushing him into a timeshare for much of the season.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (sprained right ankle) will be available when the Thunder meet the Heat on Friday.

    Noel will return after missing half a dozen games for the Thunder, and it is good timing as Steven Adams (knee) will sit this game out. Noel could see a minutes bump that would make him a nice streaming option if he is not currently owned in your league.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jae Crowder is set to return from right hip soreness to face the Cavs on Friday.

    It was a brief one-game absence for Crowder who has been able to carry late-round value in standard leagues all season. He is not going to win you a championship but Crowder makes for a nice end of the roster glue guy. Unfortunately, Crowder's return will go back to capping De'Anthony Melton's upside.

    Source: Anthony Sain on Twitter

  • Maurice Harkless
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Suffering from a sore lower back, Maurice Harkless is now questionable for Saturday's contest against the Hornets.

    The Clippers will be without Paul George (strained left hamstring) already, and if Harkless were to join him on the sidelines minutes would shift towards JaMychal Green and Rodney McGruder. Green could have some sneaky value with 3-pointers and rebounds heading his way.

    Source: Brad Turner on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (glute contusion) is a game-time call when the Lakers and Rockets play on Saturday.

    The Lakers have no urgency in forcing AD's return to the floor, but if he is ready for the primetime affair on ABC it will mean a decline in value for Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee and Kyle Kuzma. If Davis wants some MVP voting spotlight this could make for nice timing.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick (left hamstring strain) is questionable to meet the Clippers on Saturday.

    If Redick has to miss this one expect Josh Hart and E'Twaun Moore to be the main beneficiaries. Redick remains a late-round asset in standard leagues, but if you don't need his 3-pointers a drop is a reasonable move. Redick is never going to hit mid-round value.

    Source: NBA Injury Report