• Lonzo Ball - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Lonzo Ball (left ankle sprain) was found to have a bone bruise on his injured ankle, a discovery that may push his recovery period beyond six weeks.

    Ball has already exceeded his initial timetable for the ankle sprain and now we know why. It’s fine to keep him stashed on IR (as long as your expectations are tampered) but any H2H teams battling for a playoff spot while holding him in an active roster spot should probably move on.

    Source: Los Angeles Times

Fantasy News

  • Rodney McGruder - G/F - Miami Heat

    Rodney McGruder (left knee soreness) is doubtful to play on Friday against the Bucks.

    McGruder has missed the last two games but was playing minimal minutes before getting hurt anyway. Further injuries might open things up for him again but he's safe to leave on waivers until he strings some good games together.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow - F - Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (right thigh bruise) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Bucks.

    Winslow has missed the last three games and the Heat haven't offered up a potential timeline for a return. This is still an upgrade since Winslow was immediately ruled out for Wednesday's game, so hopefully he can return to the lineup next week, if not before. Goran Dragic has been playing very well off the bench and is worth an add in all formats, while Derrick Jones Jr. has been starting and is worth a look if you need blocks and threes.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Bam Adebayo - C/F - Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo (right hip bruise) is questionable for Friday's matchup with the Bucks.

    Adebayo is coming off a 15-rebound, 29-minute game against the Spurs and didn't look to be hurt, so hopefully this is only a minor injury. Bam has been a solid middle-round producer since being promoted to the starting five, so fantasy owners will miss his presence if he's forced to miss any time. Hassan Whiteside and Kelly Olynyk would split the center minutes with a lot of smaller lineups opening up time for James Johnson and Derrick Jones Jr.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Donte DiVincenzo - G - Milwaukee Bucks

    Donte DiVincenzo (bilateral heel bursitis) will not play on Friday.

    DiVincenzo has been dealing with heel injuries for months now, and until he gains some traction in the rotation he's safe to avoid in all redraft formats.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Maxi Kleber - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber (left wrist sprain) will play on Thursday against the Kings.

    Kleber missed Wednesday's game but fantasy owners are thankful that he came away with minimal missed time. He's been playing well lately and is worth adding in all formats for his ability to help out with rebounds, steals, blocks, 3-pointers and field goal percentage.

    Source: Chuck Cooperstein on Twitter

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Tim Hardaway Jr. (left tibia stress reaction) has been shut down for the remainder of the season.

    It's not surprising, as the same injury cost Hardaway a full month last season and the Mavs have nothing to play for. He's safe to drop in all redraft formats while the Mavs will likely turn to a committee to pick up his minutes on the wing. Dorian Finney-Smith and Courtney Lee are the top options, and we might see Ryan Broekhoff get more regular minutes as well. DFS is the best add of the bunch if you're looking for low-end production.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Mike Conley - G - Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies are listing Mike Conley as doubtful for Friday's matchup with the Magic due to "general soreness."

    Conley's been excellent this season and really hasn't generated much buzz as a shutdown candidate, largely because he hasn't dealt with many nagging injuries. We're expecting him to return to the lineup after this likely night off so he's not a drop. Delon Wright is going to be a popular play tomorrow, and with good reason. With Avery Bradley (shin) already out for at least a week, Justin Holiday, Bruno Caboclo, Jevon Carter and Tyler Dorsey should be in line for a lot of minutes tomorrow.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum has been replaced in the starting lineup on Thursday night, with Dwayne Bacon drawing the start against the Wolves.

    Batum is expected to be available off the bench, though he could be dealing with an undisclosed injury. He has started every game he's played in this year and it could be James Borrego looking for a spark with Charlotte trying to scrap their way into the playoffs.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Allen Crabbe - G/F - Brooklyn Nets

    Allen Crabbe had fluid drained from his sore right knee.

    Crabbe will miss three straight games having already been ruled out for Friday, and odds are he misses more time than that. There's not much fantasy appeal here as Crabbe can only pop as a 3-point specialist in a deep Brooklyn rotation.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (head) is not on the injury report and is expected to play in Friday's game against the Clippers.

    Love left Wednesday's game after bumping heads with Eric Bledsoe, logging six points on 1-of-10 from the field in 18 minutes. He didn't return but it looks as though he's avoided a concussion, which comes as a massive relief to fantasy owners. Keep him in your lineups.

    Source: NBA Injury Report