• LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge dominated the Rockets in the Spurs' 128-116 win on Wednesday, putting up 22 points (11-of-13 shooting), six rebounds, a steal and a block in just 22 minutes of action.

    Aldridge made it look easy in this one, and definitely looks ready to go for the regular season. The 13-year veteran head into his 14th season looking as sharp as he has in his last few, and holds a ton of value currently going in the 4th round of fantasy drafts.

Fantasy News

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew Wiggins (personal) will miss Friday's matchup against the Wizards.

    With the passing of Andrew Wiggin's grandmother, the Wolves will be feeding Karl-Anthony Towns more than ever on Friday. Josh Okogie and Jarrett Culver should be locked into their roles in the rotation tonight, and assuming he takes the court, Jeff Teague will have plenty of opportunities to create for his teammates.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick is questionable for Saturday's tilt with the Heat as he deals with a left great toe sprain

    This is the first news of this issue. Redick has had a down year so far, and injury news is not helping his fantasy situation. His scoring was finally coming around, but if he is about to miss time right when his teammates, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball, are on the verge of returning, it may be enough to put him into the drop category for standard leagues.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Josh Hart
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Josh Hart has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Heat as he is still limited with a left ankle sprain and left knee sprain.

    This is a tough break for Hart who has been on a roll to start this season with sneaky fantasy value due to strong steal (1.4) and 3-pointer (2.2) rates. Ideally, he should return soon and reclaim his role, and you are not forced to make any difficult roster decisions. The fact that he was already ruled out today is not good though.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor is questionable to face the Heat on Saturday as he deals with an ankle injury.

    Derrick Favors is beginning to hit his stride and Brandon Ingram is nearing his return so Okafor is unlikely to get a lot of many minutes if he were to return. He is someone to keep in the back of your mind for when he does draw a spot start.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Lonzo Ball
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Lonzo Ball (right adductor strain) is questionable for Saturday against the Heat.

    Ball has a fair chance to return to the lineup on Saturday as was his previous trajectory. The Pelicans are getting closer to full strength minus Zion so be prepared for everyone's stats to balance out as a result. At least we have not seen a major injury hit Ball this year, yet.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Larry Nance Jr.
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr. is slated to see a hand specialist on Saturday after injuring his left thumb in Thursday's game.

    The Cavs are already thin in the frontcourt so this could have big ramifications for the rotation. Nance was wearing a thumb wrap before getting hurt on Thursday and though he says he'll be fine, the Cavs will wait for more tests before updating his status for Sunday's game. So far, Nance is cruising along with top-115/90 value in 24.3 mpg.

    Source: Cleveland.com

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (ankle) will play on Friday against the Kings.

    KCP was upgraded throughout the day and might have a decent opportunity in front of him with Avery Bradley out for the next week at least. He can hold low-end appeal thanks to his steals and threes, but Caldwell-Pope has had a pretty bad start to the year and isn't worth a look outside of deeper leagues for now.

    Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Brandon Ingram (right knee soreness) is probable for Saturday's game against the Heat.

    If Ingram only misses two games due to this issue that will not be so bad all in all. Ingram has been one of the biggest surprises this season in fantasy. Be ready to get him back into your lineup on Saturday.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo will be held to 20 minutes on Friday.

    Rondo sat out Wednesday after logging 14 minutes in his season debut on Tuesday. He's certainly not worth a look in standard leagues until he gets healthy but it's likely that he grabs enough assists to maintain specialist appeal once he hits full strength. Rondo isn't a recommended option in general but if you need assists, he'll be there for you.

    Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter

  • Daniel Theis
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Daniel Theis (sprained right pinky) is now probable to face the Warriors on Friday after going through shootaround.

    Theis might be returning to action, but there's no telling whether or not he'll be in the starting lineup. Enes Kanter started and was effective on Wednesday, but that was without both Theis and Robert Williams active. Keep a close eye on Boston's frontcourt rotation tonight.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter