February 28, 2019, 10:53 pmMike ScottF, Philadelphia Sixers
Mike Scott scored nine points on 3-of-9 shooting to go with three rebounds, an assist, two blocks and three 3-pointers on Thursday.
Coach Brown said he'd use Scott in small-ball lineups as a center and he stayed true to his word. Scott drained a huge corner trey late in the fourth quarter to help lift the Sixers past a resilient Thunder team. He's a 3-point streamer in the fantasy realm.
December 13, 2019, 4:07 pmTerrance FergusonSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Terrance Ferguson is making progress, but his right hip issue will keep him out on Saturday against the Nuggets according to head coach Billy Donovan.
Abdel Nader will get extra minutes in Ferguson's absence, but he is not much of a fantasy factor. Ferguson does not move the needle either unless you are in the deepest of leagues and have an injury spot to slot him into.
Source: Erik Horne on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 3:42 pmAllonzo TrierPG, New York Knicks
Allonzo Trier (concussion) has been ruled out of his next two games vs. the Kings and Nuggets.
He was doubtful just a couple of hours ago but it looks like the Knicks are going to play things safe with him. Kadeem Allen is being summoned to play in the game vs. the Knicks with Trier and Wayne Ellington also out.
Source: Marc Berman on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 3:39 pmJaMychal GreenPF, Los Angeles Clippers
JaMychal Green (tailbone) has been ruled out on Friday vs. the Wolves.
This will be Green's fifth straight missed game and he will join Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams and Landry Shamet on the sideline tonight. The Clippers will be very short handed but with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George they're still better equipped than most teams.
Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 3:13 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. is once again being listed as probable with injuries to his abdomen, tailbone and head, and will likely suit up Friday’s matchup against the Hornets.
We’re only writing this blurb to note the sloppiness with which injury reports out of Chicago are being written. Carter’s specific injury this time is “left abdomen surgery.” Of course, Carter underwent sports hernia surgery in early July and there is a possibility that he’s dealing with some residual discomfort, but there’s no reason to read too deeply into what may be another one of Jim Boylen’s convoluted motivational tactics. The Bulls had 11 players on their injury report earlier this week and only three players ended up sitting out the game. Carter himself has only missed one game this season despite being listed on the report for every single game. Be very skeptical of the Bulls’ injury reports moving forward.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 13, 2019, 2:59 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook will play on Friday vs. the Magic and likely rest on Saturday vs. the Pistons.
The Rockets are just trying to keep Westbrook fresh and they probably feel like they can beat the Pistons without him. Expect Austin Rivers and Ben McLemore to get some more opportunity with Westbrook out on Saturday.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 1:36 pmEric PaschallPF, Golden State Warriors
Eric Paschall (sore left hip) has been ruled out on Friday vs. the Jazz.
He was doubtful coming into this one so this is no surprise. Expect Glenn Robinson and Alec Burks to pick up some extra minutes in his absence.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 13, 2019, 1:33 pmLou WilliamsSG, Los Angeles Clippers
Lou Williams (sore right calf) will not suit up on Friday vs. the Wolves.
He's being considered day-to-day and this will cause Williams to miss his first game of the season. With Patrick Beverley and Landry Shamet already ruled out, the Clippers won't have many options in the backcourt and Jerome Robinson could see an increased workload.
Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 1:29 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker (forearm contusion) did not practice on Friday.
Coach Monty Williams said that he's considering him day-to-day and he'll be listed as questionable vs. the Spurs on Saturday. Stay tuned for updates closer to tip-off.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 1:24 pmAllonzo TrierPG, New York Knicks
Allonzo Trier (concussion symptoms) is being considered doubtful vs. the Kings on Friday.
Trier reportedly bumped his head while working out yesterday and is now experiencing some concussion-like symptoms. Stay tuned for updates closer to tip-off but the Knicks will likely be cautious with him.
Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 1:21 pmAl HorfordPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Al Horford (left knee soreness/left hamstring tightness) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Friday.
Horford will miss his second straight game and this is what owners should've expected when they drafted him. He's going to take some days off and get banged up but this doesn't seem like too bad of an injury. Expect Mike Scott to benefit the most from Horford's absence.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter