• Monty Williams
    Team, Philadelphia Sixers

    Monty Williams reportedly has not received an offer from either the Suns or the Lakers after conducting his first and second interviews with each franchise respectively.

    Williams has found himself as one of the most sought after coaches on the market with both the Suns and the Lakers making him a top target, leaving the impression that he will likely wind up with one of the two franchises. The Lakers look to be the team that will set the dominoes in motion, seeing as they have interviewed multiple candidates while Phoenix has only reached out to Williams thus far. It seems likely that if LA winds up going in a different direction, the Suns will be in the driver’s seat for acquiring Williams’ services.

    Source: Arizona Republic

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  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood scored 18 points to go along with 11 rebounds in 27 minutes to lead the Pistons as they got routed by the Bucks on Thursday.

    Wood picked up right where he left off going into the All-Star break and is going to be one of the biggest fantasy contributors on an otherwise disappointing roster. Thon Maker started in this game and played 18 minutes for his 11 points, six boards, three triples and two blocks. Maker could similarly be productive. He has been a good shot blocker and top-120 player since the Andre Drummond trade.

  • Sekou Doumbouya
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Sekou Doumbouya was largely unproductive in a team-high 34 minutes on Thursday, scoring just eight points to go with five rebounds and three assists.

    Doumbouya got a ton of run in this blowout loss to the Bucks and this could be foreshadowing for the upcoming games as the Pistons have nothing to play for. Unfortunately, he didn't produce much here but we have to assume he's going to get more looks. He should be a good volume producer if he gets playing time at this rate.

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (leg contusion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Warriors.

    Gordon won't play in this one but could return as soon as Saturday. In the interim, the new arrivals in Houston, Jeff Green and DeMarre Carroll, will be available and may get into the game. The Rockets have somewhere between seven and 45 wing players so we'll see how that rotation shakes out today.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. (bruised left shin) is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Hawks.

    Jones had played seven minutes before going down with the injury. For the short term we should see more of Andre Iguodala and Solomon Hill and we'll see if he can return.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (sprained right index finger) is probable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Davis popped up on the injury report with this minor finger issue going into the first game out of the break. He should be good to roll on Friday but make sure to check in.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Klay Thompson
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors have ruled Klay Thompson (torn left ACL) out for the rest of the season, per Marc Stein.

    Joe Lacob fanned the flames a bit by saying that Thompson might return for the final few games of the year but ultimately it just doesn't make sense to rush Klay back for games that will be completely meaningless. If you've had him stashed on IR in a redraft league, you can cut him loose and use that spot on someone else.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter (allergic reaction) is cleared to play on Thursday.

    Huerter suffered the reaction at an event on Wednesday but he's not too much worse for the wear and is good to get into lineups tonight if you'd usually have him in there.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • De'Andre Hunter
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    De'Andre Hunter (right ankle sprain) will play on Thursday.

    Hunter tweaked his ankle at practice but is good to go. He's been on a nice run of late but is only returning late-round value even then. He's a no-go if you care about FG% but low-end value isn't out of the question for Hunter down the stretch. It's just more likely that he's a better asset for deeper leagues.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw (illness) is doubtful to play on Friday.

    McCaw's absence should open up more minutes for Terence Davis and Matt Thomas, though McCaw is not a fantasy option himself even when healthy.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Saric (left ankle sprain) is probable to play on Friday.

    Saric has fallen off the map a bit, dipping in and out of a solid rotation role even before getting hurt. He's been out for the last seven games and his return will have Mikal Bridges fantasy owners sweating pretty good. We'll see if the Suns avoid a value-killing timeshare.

    Source: NBA Injury Report