May 2, 2019, 3:11 pmMalcolm BrogdonG, Milwaukee Bucks
Coach Mike Budenholzer was noncommital when asked about Malcolm Brogdon's (partial right plantar fascia tear) status for Game 3 on Friday, and said the team will see how he responds to workouts later on Thursday before determining his availability.
For what it's worth, Sterling Brown said that Malcolm has “looked great” this week. Brogdon has been trending in the right direction towards playing, but nothing is for certain as the series shifts towards Boston. We'll continue to update as more information rolls in.
Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter
February 19, 2020, 2:13 pmClint CapelaC, Atlanta Hawks
Clint Capela (right heel contusion) will be out for "weeks" according to Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce.
The Hawks have little incentive to rush Capela and Dewayne Dedmon should see steady minutes while he is sidelined. Still, this is a longer absence than most observers would have expected. Capela is a double-double machine when healthy, but hopefully your league has an injured reserve spot if you own him.
Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter
February 19, 2020, 2:04 pmLuke KennardSG, Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) will not play on Thursday.
Kennard's timetable is still unclear, but Reggie Jackson's buyout should give him added value when he rejoins the Pistons. Kennard has enjoyed his finest season to date in compiling 15.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
February 19, 2020, 1:48 pmDeAndre' BembrySF, Atlanta Hawks
DeAndre’ Bembry (hand) will be available for Thursday's game.
Bembry had minor surgery for his right hand neuritis in late January. This will be his first game back since January 20. Cam Reddish could see a dip in minutes.
Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter
February 19, 2020, 1:26 pmClint CapelaC, Atlanta Hawks
Clint Capela (right heel contusion) will not be available for Thursday's game against the Heat.
Capela hasn't yet made his debut for the Hawks. He averaged 13.9 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game before the Rockets traded him away. Dewayne Dedmon should continue to start in his absence.
Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter
February 19, 2020, 11:39 amJacob EvansSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves announced this morning that the team has assigned Jacob Evans, Omari Spellman and Jarred Vanderbilt to the Iowa Wolves, the team’s NBA G League affiliate.
All of them were acquired at the trade deadline and they are unlikely to receive much playing time with the main squad.
February 19, 2020, 11:31 amKris DunnPG, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls announced this morning that Kris Dunn will continue his current rehabilitation program of his medial collateral ligament sprain for the next 4-6 weeks before progressing to functional training.
A determination will be made at that time if additional treatment is required so it’s not certain that Dunn will be able to return to action this year. He is now a drop in standard leagues and the Bulls will rely on Tomas Satoransky and Coby White for the foreseeable future.
February 19, 2020, 11:13 amAaron GordonPF, Orlando Magic
The Magic tried mightily to trade forward Aaron Gordon before last week's deadline, according to veteran NBA reporter Sean Deveney.
The Warriors and the Suns were among the teams that spoke to the Magic but talks obviously didn’t materialize. Orlando is waiting for first-round pick Chuma Okeke as he recovers from ACL surgery, and his recovery could potentially spell the end of Gordon with the Magic. AG has taken a step back this year, sitting outside the top-150 in standard leagues but hopefully the All-Star break helps him get back on track.
February 19, 2020, 9:49 amNicolas ClaxtonPF, Brooklyn Nets
The Nets assigned Nicolas Claxton to their G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets, on Wednesday.
With DeAndre Jordan and Jarrett Allen healthy it’s gonna be hard for the rookie center to find any minutes. He is only a stash in dynasty leagues right now.
Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter
February 19, 2020, 9:45 amStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
After a full month of increasingly intense individual workouts, Stephen Curry joined on Tuesday his Warriors teammates on the practice court for the first time since last October.
If all goes well next week, it’s conceivable Curry would immediately begin scrimmaging, with a possible return a few days later. The Warriors have 27 games remaining and after March 1st that number drops to 21. Their final 20 begin with a four-game homestand from March 5th to March 12th and, assuming there are no setbacks, it’s likely that Curry will return during that stretch. Make sure that he is not available in any leagues as he could be the difference-maker during this year’s fantasy playoffs.
Source: Monte Poole on Twitter
February 19, 2020, 9:30 amAndre DrummondC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Greg Swartz of BleacherReport is reporting that Andre Drummond’s stay in Cleveland could be short, as, according to a former NBA general manager, the Cavs could move their new center this summer.
Cleveland put together one of the most bizarre trade deadlines in recent memory by trading for Drummond and holding on to Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson. Drummond somewhat fits agewise with the Cavs’ young core of Collin Sexton, Darius Garland and Kevin Porter Jr., but his contract status is still up in the air as he has a $28.8 million player option for the 2020-21 season. Drummond seems to be a safe play on fantasy for the rest of the year, even after the expected coaching change, but his status beyond that seems to be up in the air.
Source: Bleacher Report