April 21, 2019, 6:53 pmLou WilliamsG, Los Angeles Clippers
Lou Williams scored 12 points on 2-for-10 shooting with four boards, three dimes and a steal in Sunday's 113-105 loss to the Warriors.
Williams could not get much going in this one for the second game in a row. He's still averaging 22.3 points, 7.3 assists, 2.8 boards and 1.0 steals on 42.0% from the floor and 39.6% from deep for the series, which are consistent with his regular season numbers. The Clippers already took one game – which is more than most people gave them credit for – but are fighting hard to get another. They'll have to go back to Oracle Arena now to try and keep their season alive.
February 20, 2020, 9:50 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown Jr. approached a triple-double on Thursday, finishing with 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in 32 minutes.
Brown went off in garbage time against the Bucks in this one and played more minutes than starting guards Derrick Rose and Svi Mykhaliuk. The wide margin may have played a factor in Rose's 23 minutes. Rose had 12 points in those 23 minutes, while Mykhaliuk struggled and had seven points in 29 minutes. All three of these guards are kind of doing some musical chairs on a night-to-night basis but they may all be late-round plays in deep leagues with some upside. We'll have to monitor how this rotation shakes out especially when Luke Kennard is healthy.
February 20, 2020, 9:42 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood scored 18 points to go along with 11 rebounds in 27 minutes to lead the Pistons as they got routed by the Bucks on Thursday.
Wood picked up right where he left off going into the All-Star break and is going to be one of the biggest fantasy contributors on an otherwise disappointing roster. Thon Maker started in this game and played 18 minutes for his 11 points, six boards, three triples and two blocks. Maker could similarly be productive. He has been a good shot blocker and top-120 player since the Andre Drummond trade.
February 20, 2020, 9:32 pmSekou DoumbouyaPF, Detroit Pistons
Sekou Doumbouya was largely unproductive in a team-high 34 minutes on Thursday, scoring just eight points to go with five rebounds and three assists.
Doumbouya got a ton of run in this blowout loss to the Bucks and this could be foreshadowing for the upcoming games as the Pistons have nothing to play for. Unfortunately, he didn't produce much here but we have to assume he's going to get more looks. He should be a good volume producer if he gets playing time at this rate.
February 20, 2020, 9:07 pmEric GordonSG, Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon (leg contusion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Warriors.
Gordon won't play in this one but could return as soon as Saturday. In the interim, the new arrivals in Houston, Jeff Green and DeMarre Carroll, will be available and may get into the game. The Rockets have somewhere between seven and 45 wing players so we'll see how that rotation shakes out today.
Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter
February 20, 2020, 9:02 pmDerrick Jones Jr.SF, Miami Heat
Derrick Jones Jr. (bruised left shin) is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Hawks.
Jones had played seven minutes before going down with the injury. For the short term we should see more of Andre Iguodala and Solomon Hill and we'll see if he can return.
Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter
February 20, 2020, 8:56 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis (sprained right index finger) is probable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.
Davis popped up on the injury report with this minor finger issue going into the first game out of the break. He should be good to roll on Friday but make sure to check in.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 20, 2020, 8:09 pmKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have ruled Klay Thompson (torn left ACL) out for the rest of the season, per Marc Stein.
Joe Lacob fanned the flames a bit by saying that Thompson might return for the final few games of the year but ultimately it just doesn't make sense to rush Klay back for games that will be completely meaningless. If you've had him stashed on IR in a redraft league, you can cut him loose and use that spot on someone else.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
February 20, 2020, 6:18 pmKevin HuerterSG, Atlanta Hawks
Kevin Huerter (allergic reaction) is cleared to play on Thursday.
Huerter suffered the reaction at an event on Wednesday but he's not too much worse for the wear and is good to get into lineups tonight if you'd usually have him in there.
Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter
February 20, 2020, 6:10 pmDe'Andre HunterSF, Atlanta Hawks
De'Andre Hunter (right ankle sprain) will play on Thursday.
Hunter tweaked his ankle at practice but is good to go. He's been on a nice run of late but is only returning late-round value even then. He's a no-go if you care about FG% but low-end value isn't out of the question for Hunter down the stretch. It's just more likely that he's a better asset for deeper leagues.
Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter
February 20, 2020, 6:08 pmPatrick McCawSG, Toronto Raptors
Patrick McCaw (illness) is doubtful to play on Friday.
McCaw's absence should open up more minutes for Terence Davis and Matt Thomas, though McCaw is not a fantasy option himself even when healthy.
Source: NBA Injury Report