• Kris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls

    Kris Dunn (back contusion) has been ruled out on Wednesday and Ryan Arcidiacono will start against the Grizzlies.

    According to Jim Boylen, they didn't really get a sense that Dunn would be out until this afternoon so it seems likely that he'll be ready to go coming out of the All-Star break. Arcidiacono is a fine stream if you're looking for some extra assists tonight.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Troy Brown Jr. - F - Washington Wizards

    According to Candace Buckner, Wizards rookie Troy Brown Jr., who missed the last several games due to an ankle injury, has been looking "fresh and spry" while going through a shooting drill.

    Brown has not made much of an impact in fantasy this season, but with the Wizards out of the playoff race, we could see Brown get some run. He's worth keeping an eye on in deep leagues for now.

    Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter

  • Emmanuel Mudiay - G - New York Knicks

    Coach David Fizdale said that he's open to Emmanuel Mudiay (shoulder) and Dennis Smith Jr. together in the backcourt.

    This would make for an interesting albeit the most inefficient scoring backcourt in the league. Even if Mudiay does share the floor with DSJ, he's not going to bring enough fantasy juice to worth an add outside of very deep leagues.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Robin Lopez - C - Chicago Bulls

    Coach Jim Boylen said "We have not discussed a diminished role for him at all" in reference to Robin Lopez, who was shut own post-ASB last season.

    Lopez looks like he'll be sticking it out with the rest of the Bulls starters until further notice. He's good for some points and boards with reasonable field goal shooting but that's about it. As long as you're not expecting to be wowed, Ro-Lo is a decent pickup in 16-team leagues or deeper. Cristiano Felicio is a drop as he won't hold value while Lopez is in play.

    Source: KC Johnson on Twitter

  • Kris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls

    Kris Dunn (back contusion) is on track to play on Friday after going through Wednesday's practice.

    Dunn missed the last game before the All-Star break but wasn't expected to miss any further time. Ryan Arcidiacono will move back to a bench role going forward.

    Source: Mike McGraw on Twitter

  • Emmanuel Mudiay - G - New York Knicks

    Emmanuel Mudiay (strained left shoulder) will return to the lineup on Friday against the Wolves.

    Mudiay won't be usurping Dennis Smith Jr.'s starting role, so he'll likely have to settle for battling with Frank Ntilikina for backup minutes. He's safe to cut in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.

    Source: Zach Braziller on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina - G - New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (groin) is scheduled to be re-evaluated on Friday.

    It sounds like Ntilikina will not suit up on Friday. He'll be fighting with Emmanuel Mudiay for backup point guard minutes when he does get back on the floor, and while he might be able to get an edge there with Mudiay headed for free agency there isn't enough to warrant attention in fantasy leagues.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Aron Baynes (left foot contusion) will not play on the Celtics' upcoming road trip, which means he'll miss at least three more games.

    Danny Ainge said that Baynes may not return until early March, so this isn't too surprising. Daniel Theis gets at least three more games of fantasy appeal.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward (right ankle sprain) is day-to-day and listed as questionable to face the Bucks on Thursday.

    Hayward was unable to practice on Wednesday after hurting himself in a 1-on-1 game with Semi Ojeleye over the break. He's been a late-round player this season but does have upside for the second half, so he's someone that fantasy owners should be holding onto. If he can't play tomorrow we'll see his minutes divvied up amongst the usual suspects in Boston's forward rotation.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr. - F/G - Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. (right knee bone bruises) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Sixers.

    Jones will be available but may not play. He was initially expected to miss at least six weeks but is in the middle of his third week since sustaining the injury, so it looks like he'll be back well ahead of schedule. His stat set is great but there probably isn't enough playing time here to make Jones worthwhile outside of deep leagues.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Goran Dragic - G - Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic (right knee surgery) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Sixers.

    Dragic has already been ruled available, but coach Spoelstra did add that he might need some more work before he actually returns to game action. Expect The Dragon to come off the bench and play under a minutes restriction at first, so he's not a must-add player in standard formats. Justise Winslow's run might be coming to an end, though he's worth holding onto while we see how this all plays out.

    Source: NBA.com