• Luka Doncic - G/F - Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic led the charge in Sunday's 102-101 comeback win over the Blazers, scoring 28 points (9-of-20 FG, 6-of-8 FT) to go with nine rebounds, six assists, a block and four 3-pointers.

    Doncic underwent X-rays on his left hand after feeling some soreness after Friday's game but clearly wasn't affected. The rookie phenom is good to go moving forward as he'll look to improve upon his current top-50/80 rankings in 8/9-cat formats.

Fantasy News

  • Dante Exum - G - Utah Jazz

    Dante Exum (sprained left ankle) was a partial participant in Wednesday's practice.

    Exum got hurt on January 5 and has been out since. He does appear to be on the cusp of a return and may be able to play on Friday, though the Jazz will give an official update tomorrow. With Ricky Rubio back healthy, Exum is only worth looking at in leagues with more than 16 teams.

    Source: Eric Walden on Twitter

  • Lonzo Ball - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Lonzo Ball (Grade 3 left ankle sprain) still has not returned to practice.

    Ball sustained the injury on January 20 and has exceeded his 3-to-4 week timetable. Rajon Rondo will continue to be a solid option in standard 8-cat formats and fantasy owners shouldn't be worried about his production until Ball gets back on the practice court.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

  • Josh Hart - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Josh Hart (left knee tendinitis) is probable for Thursday's game with the Rockets.

    Hart received a PRP injection before the All-Star break and was expected to be re-evaluated, but we're guessing it went well. He's only a deep-league option now that the Lakers have Reggie Bullock soaking up minutes at shooting guard.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

  • Tyson Chandler - C - Los Angeles Lakers

    Tyson Chandler (stiff neck) is questionable for Thursday's matchup with the Rockets.

    Chandler might not have a big role against Houston and isn't a fantasy factor either way, so there isn't much to track here. If he can't go it should lead to more minutes for JaVale McGee.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

  • Mike Muscala - F/C - Los Angeles Lakers

    Mike Muscala (sprained right ankle) is probable for Thursday's game against the Rockets.

    Muscala was available for the last game before the break but didn't end up seeing any playing time. He'll provide the Lakers some stretch four minutes off the bench but isn't a great fantasy option, even in deeper leagues. That could change if he gets more playing time going forward but you can wait until that happens to make any type of move.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

  • Iman Shumpert - G - Houston Rockets

    Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) has been ruled out of the Rockets' next two games.

    Shumpert's absence will open up more minutes on the wing for Gerald Green but there isn't much impact here.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Nikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Nikola Mirotic (strained right calf) is planning to play on Thursday against the Celtics.

    The Bucks will get to show off their shiny new toy, barring any setbacks. Mirotic is unlikely to approach his season average of 28.9 mpg because he's missed the last 11 games, though he'll fit in nicely with a team that launches 3-pointers whenever they can. Expect middle-round numbers the rest of the way.

    Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter

  • Jared Dudley - F - Brooklyn Nets

    Jared Dudley (left hamstring strain) will be available for Thursday's game after going through Wednesday's practice.

    Dudley has been planning to return in the first game out of the All-Star break and met his mark. He has missed the previous 11 games and will slot back into his usual role for Brooklyn. There's no fantasy appeal.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

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

    Derrick Jones Jr. (right knee bone bruises) will be available to play against the Sixers on Thursday.

    Jones was said to miss six weeks after sustaining the injury on January 27 but is returning well ahead of schedule. Coach Spoelstra cautioned that Jones might need more work before actually returning to the court, but a return should be coming soon either way. DJJ has been a great per-minute producer and slots in all over the rotation, so in theory he's in for a nice second half with Tyler Johnson out of the picture. Miami's rotation is ever-changing, however, and players in 12-team leagues can take a wait-and-see approach. Jones is probably worth adding in 16-teamers and is sitting in the top-200-225 range in 18.1 mpg on the year.

    Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic - G - Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic (knee) will be available to play in Thursday's game against the Sixers.

    "Available" doesn't guarantee he'll play, but it's a big step after he was able to return to practice today. Dragic has missed the last 30 games after undergoing arthroscopic surgery, and he's only played in two of the last 41 games because of persistent knee problems. He wasn't producing standard-league numbers before getting hurt, so this isn't a must-add scenario, but he is worth a look if you need a point guard. Dragic won't be playing his typical minutes right away and will need some time to ramp back up, but this might spell the end of Justise Winslow's run at point guard. Winslow owners in 12-team leagues might want to start looking for alternatives.

    Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter