• Omer Asik
    C, Chicago Bulls

    The NBA has removed Omer Asik from Chicago’s salary books because of his career-ending injury/illness.

    Asik missed eight months because of Crohn’s disease back in the 2016-17 season and has only played in 14 games since, missing all of last season. He was ruled out indefinitely because of inflammatory arthritis last summer and his NBA days are officially over. The Bulls add about $3 million in cap space as a result.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Gary Harris
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Gary Harris (right adductor strain) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Pacers.

    Nuggets head coach Mike Malone said he has no plans to rush Harris back because he doesn't want a repeat of last season. Monte Morris and Malik Beasley will continue to see extended run with Harris and Jamal Murray sidelined.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Nicolo Melli
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Nicolo Melli will return to a bench role on Saturday with the return of J.J. Redick.

    Melli started the last two games in which he averaged 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 triples and 1.0 steals in 31.5 minutes but now returns to a bench role where his minutes have been very inconsistent all year and thus, can be ignored in fantasy.

    Source: Pelicans on Twitter

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap (left knee contusion) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Pacers.

    Millsap will miss his sixth consecutive game and being ruled out a full day in advance is not a good sign. He is a hold if you can afford it with top-100 numbers on the season but it is becoming increasingly difficult and he will surely be missing additional games further along in the season even once he is cleared from the current injury so a drop is not out of the question. Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee will continue picking up the slack in his absence.

    Source: Chris Dempsey on Twitter

  • Allen Crabbe
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Allen Crabbe may not be able to make his Wolves debut on Saturday as he is dealing with an illness.

    Crabbe's roll on his new team is yet to be determined but it shouldn't be anything that would garner any fantasy attention outside of the deepest of leagues.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter

  • Jeremy Lamb
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Jeremy Lamb (bruised left hip) is questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Although Lamb has been struggling a bit lately, he is still a top-75 player in standard leagues on the season. A trade after his next big game is possible with Victor Oladipo returning in a few weeks.

    Source: Pacers on Twitter

  • Danilo Gallinari
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Danilo Gallinari will rest against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Gallinari was playing in back-to-backs earlier this season but will now be rested in one of the two back-to-back games for the second time in a row. The Thunder have another back-to-back set coming up next Friday-Saturday so he may miss a game next week as well. He has been absolutely crushing standard leagues with top-50 value on the season and top-25 over the last two weeks so maybe this benefits fantasy owners so he stays fresh and finishes the year strong.

    Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter

  • Terrance Ferguson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Terrance Ferguson (illness) will not play on Saturday against the Blazers.

    Ferguson apparently tried play through the illness on Friday but had to leave after only seven minutes. Even playing 26.0 minutes per game this season, he is not providing anything from a fantasy perspective to be considered in leagues, sitting outside of the top-300.

    Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter

  • Abdel Nader
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Abdel Nader (left ankle sprain) will miss his third straight game on Saturday against the Blazers.

    Nader's minutes have been very inconsistent this season and with a 6.2 point, 1.8 rebound, 0.9 triple season average, he is very from the fantasy radar so no implications here.

    Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams (right knee contusion) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Blazers.

    Adams played only seven minutes before being ruled out on Wednesday and did not play on Friday. He may tough it out as he is known to play through injuries and rarely misses games. If he cannot go, expect Nerlens Noel to make another start with plenty of minutes for Mike Muscala. The Thunder have yet to utilize G Leaguer Justin Patton who had what will likely be the stat line of the year on Tuesday.

    Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo (fractured right ring finger) will not play against Houston on Saturday.

    Rondo will miss his third straight game which means some extra minutes for Quinn Cook and Alex Caruso but LeBron James is the team starting point guard so the two backups remain irrelevant in standard leagues.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter