• Markieff Morris - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Markieff Morris (neck) was a "full go" in Thursday's practice and says he's been cleared to play for the last two weeks.

    Morris added that he's been playing 5-on-5, so he should be ready to make his Thunder debut relatively quickly. He'll be playing behind Jerami Grant at the four spot and may work into some small-ball lineups, but we'll need a better look at his fit with the team before calling him an add in 12-team formats. As of now he's only a low-upside flier, though it wouldn't be a stunner if he did carve out top-150 value.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (illness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Celtics.

    With Cody Zeller and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist also out, the Hornets are down three regulars as their playoff hopes hang in the balance. We'll see if Dwayne Bacon can improve upon the four points, five rebounds and five assists he put up in Thursday's start.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Donatas Motiejunas - F - San Antonio Spurs

    The Spurs are close to signing forward Donatas Motiejunas.

    Motiejunas made his name with the Rockets but has been in China over the last two years. We're not expecting him to play much off the bench in San Antonio, and he'll likely need to outplay Dante Cunningham to be near the rotation at all.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (illness) is now doubtful for Saturday's matchup with the Celtics.

    Regardless of whether or not he plays, Dwayne Bacon will be in the starting lineup again. Batum has been an underwhelming late-middle round player this year and fantasy owners that need to get over the hump to survive a playoff matchup can feel free to move on.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Phoenix Suns

    Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) will not play against the Kings on Sunday.

    Johnson will miss his fifth consecutive game as Devin Booker will continue operating as the team's starting point guard. De'Anthony Melton has seen an increase in playing over over the last three with 24.0 minutes per game which is not quite enough for standard fantasy league value.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Josh Jackson - F - Phoenix Suns

    Josh Jackson (right ankle sprain) has been ruled out against the Kings on Saturday.

    Jackson injured his ankle in the third quarter of Thursday's game and although it was not expected to be serious he does not offer enough upside to hold on to while in the fantasy playoffs. Mikal Bridges, Dragan Bender and Troy Daniels may all see a minute increase with Bridges being the only one you can trust in fantasy.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (illness) is questionable to play against the Celtics on Saturday.

    Batum came off the bench for the first time in eight seasons last game in favor of Dwyane Bacon. Bacon put up four points, five rebounds and five assists in 19 minutes and might be in line for more minutes if Batum sits the next game out.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Noah Vonleh - F - New York Knicks

    Noah Vonleh (right ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    Vonleh will miss his fifth straight game and Mario Hezonja should pick up another start on Sunday. He has put up top-100 value with 13.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.3 triples in 27.8 minutes over the last four games and is an appealing fantasy option at the moment.

    Source: Chris Iseman on Twitter

  • Darren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers

    Darren Collison (right quad contusion) is listed as questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Cory Joseph has underwhelmed as the starter for Collison the last two games and it is actually Tyreke Evans who has shown signs of life with 19.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists over those last two games. He could be someone to consider if Collison is forced to miss any more time.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Rodney McGruder - G/F - Miami Heat

    Rodney McGruder (left knee soreness) will miss his fourth straight game when the Heat take on the Wizards on Saturday.

    McGruder provided some fantasy value earlier in the season but his playing time has since been erratic. With a return date still unclear, he can be safely ignored in most formats.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Justise Winslow - F - Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (right thigh bruise) will remain out against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Winslow will miss his fifth straight game. After being a decent low-end fantasy asset while healthy, he can be left on the waiver wire as the fantasy playoffs are here and his return date is unclear.

    Source: NBA.com