• Mario Hezonja
    F, New York Knicks

    Mario Hezonja (left leg contusion) is doubtful for Thursday's game with the Hawks.

    Hezonja started last night but only ended up playing six minutes, so perhaps the injury played into that. The fact that we can't tell whether it was because of an injury or David Fizdale tells you all you need to know. Kadeem Allen, Damyean Dotson and Allonzo Trier played more than usual last night and they'll help fill the void if Hezonja sits.

    Source: NBA.com

Fantasy News

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion waiters has been suspended for the third time this year by the Heat.

    He may return on December 23rd and this suspension was due to "failure to adhere to team policies, violation of team rules and continued insubordintion." It's unlikely that Waiters was on many fantasy rosters, but with the emergence of Tyler Herro and Kendrick Nunn, he's essentially no longer a part of the Heat's plans.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray will play against the Blazers on Thursday despite dealing with a trunk contusion.

    Murray missed a lot of the last contest with this injury but he should be good to go for this one, so Monte Morris and Malik Beasley will go back to being end-of-the-bench fodder at best.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap (sore foot) will be available for Thursday's game against the Blazers.

    It looks like it's status quo for Millsap. Unfortunately, he hasn't really played that many minutes of late so his output is muted on a very deep Nuggets team that just doesn't need him as much as they have in the past.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond (left eye inflammation) will be active for Thursday's game against the Mavericks.

    Don't feed Drummond avocados or poke him in the eye with one and we'll be good. We should be good to go for a standard line.

    Source: Chuck Cooperstein on Twitter

  • Mike Scott
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Mike Scott will draw the start on Thursday in place of the resting Al Horford.

    Given the light slate, Scott will be an interesting DFS bargain. He's not attractive in season-long formats at the moment.

    Source: Boston.com on Twitter

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond (left eye inflammation) is a game-time decision against the Mavs on Thursday.

    Drummond had an allergic reaction to an avocado that caused swelling in his left eye. Continue to monitor this situation as we get closer to tip-off. If he is forced to miss the game, Christian Wood and Markieff Morris will likely see more opportunity.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Al Horford (left knee/left hamstring) will not play in Thursday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Horford will have to watch the Sixers play his former team from the bench on Thursday. Mike Scott is the likely candidate to see an increased role with Horford out and makes for an intriguing low-cost DFS play.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz has been downgraded to doubtful for Friday's game against the Rockets due to a virus.

    Fultz could miss his second straight game on Friday as he deals with some sort of illness. DJ Augustin and Michael Carter-Williams will continue to see additional opportunity for as long as Fultz remains out. Augustin is the more attractive streaming option although MCW performed better on Wednesday night despite missing all four of his attempts from the charity stripe.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Landry Shamet
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Landry Shamet has been ruled out ahead of Friday's game vs. the Wolves as he recovers from a high left ankle sprain.

    Shamet and Patrick Beverley (concussion) have already been ruled out of Friday's game. This will likely lead to more opportunity for rookie Terance Mann who has performed well in limited minutes thus far this season. He is looking like an intriguing low-cost option in DFS matchups for Friday.

    Source: Mirjam Swanson on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Al Horford (left knee/left hamstring) is a true game-time decision heading into Thursday's matchup vs. the Celtics.

    A decision regarding Horford's availability will come after he goes through warmups. The good news is that this will be the first game of the night, allowing those who play DFS an opportunity to pivot if Horford is ultimately ruled out. If Al doesn't play against his former team, expect Mike Scott to see more minutes.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter