• Luol Deng - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Luol Deng (sore left Achilles) is unlikely to play in Thursday's matchup against the Pacers.

    Deng sustained the injury on Wednesday night, so this isn't too surprising. He had a few decent games when Andrew Wiggins was out with illness but isn't of any use in fantasy leagues when Wiggins is healthy.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

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  • Joel Embiid - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (rest) is not on the injury report and will play on Wednesday against the Celtics.

    Embiid sat out last night and was fully expected to play in this one since the listed reason for his last absence was load management rather than further knee issues. If you had even the slightest worry, you can put that to bed barring something out of left field.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • TJ Warren - F - Phoenix Suns

    TJ Warren (right ankle soreness) remains out for Thursday's game against the Pistons.

    Warren recently told reporters that he wants to play before the season ends, but he is running out of time to make that happen, as the Suns have just 10 games left. Warren can be ignored for fantasy purposes, as he has yet to return to practice.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Phoenix Suns

    Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) is doubtful to play against the Pistons on Thursday.

    De'Anthony Melton should start again and is worth a look in deeper leagues for owners who need steals with a few rebounds and assists to boot. Along with Johnson, Kelly Oubre is also doubtful for Thursday, making Josh Jackson and Mikal Bridges even more tempting as we gain more clairty on these situations.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes - F/C - Phoenix Suns

    Richaun Holmes (right quad strain) returned to practice on Wednesday and will suit up to play against the Pistons on Thursday.

    Holmes has had a productive last two games with avergaes of 11.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and a steal in 15.3 mpg. He's an option in deep-leagues for those needing big man stats, but doesn't play enough to provide value elsewhere.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. (left thumb sprain) did not practice on Wednesday, and his status remains iffy for Thursday's game against the Pistons after sitting out Monday vs. the Bulls.

    This is unfortunate news for Oubre owners, as he has been awesome as a member of the Suns, providing top-40 value in nine-cat leagues over the last two months. Josh Jackson and Mikal Bridges both stand to absorb the majority of Oubre's 32.9 mpg over the last month for as long as Oubre is out, and are well worth a look as we see how this situation plays out.

    Source: Kevin Zimmerman on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol - C/F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Pau Gasol (left ankle soreness) is out for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    The Bucks are taking a cautious appraoch with the veteran big man. When Gasol returns, he could see a few extra minutes off the bench with Nikola Mirotic expected to miss the next few weeks.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • George Hill - G - Milwaukee Bucks

    George Hill (left groin soreness) is out against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Hill doesn't offer much fantasy value backing up Eric Bledsoe, but there are some extra minutes available with Malcolm Brogdon out. Hill can be ignored in fantasy.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Donte DiVincenzo - G - Milwaukee Bucks

    Donte DiVincenzo (heel) is out for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Pat Connaughton and Tony Snell will continue to handle the majority of the minutes at the two, while DiVincenzo and Malcolm Brogdon are out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova (illness) is probable to face the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Ilyasova seems to be over the illness that kept him out of Tuesday's game. WIth Giannis Antetokounmpo questionable and Nikola Mirotic out a few weeks, Ersan may end up in a starting role and see a nice chunk of minutes as a cheap dart in DFS.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) is questionable to play the Cavs on Wednesday.

    With the news that Nikola Mirotic is out for the next few weeks, the Bucks need Giannis back on the floor. If Giannis can't give it a go Ersan Ilyasova and D.J. Wilson will have the PF spot to themselves, and make for decent streaming options in a good matchup.

    Source: NBA Injury Report