• Nerlens Noel
    F/C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (illness) will play in Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

    Noel will play minutes in the low teens and has been bringing back value in the top-150 range.

Fantasy News

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (left thumb sprain) is available to play against the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Carter has only put up top-120/125 value in 9/8 cat leagues to begin the year as the defensive potential he showed as a rookie has yet to arrive. Carter has some competition brewing at the five-spot after Daniel Gafford busted out for 21 points in 20 minutes in Monday's loss to the Bucks.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tony Snell
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Tony Snell (hip flexor strain) is being listed as out ahead of Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

    Langston Galloway started the second half on Friday after Snell left early and may see himself in there again. Luke Kennard will also see a few extra minutes in smaller lineups.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Alen Smailagic
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Alen Smailagic (right ankle sprain) has been cleared to begin accelerated on-court basketball activities and will rejoin the Warriors over the weekend.

    Like teammate Kevon Looney, Smailagic will practice in the G League this week with an eye toward getting back during the weekend. Smailagic is not a recommended pickup, but he could conceivably carve out a role on a depleted Warriors team when he gets up to speed.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter

  • Jacob Evans
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    Jacob Evans (left adductor strain) will be re-evaluated again in 2 weeks after a test revealed improvement on Tuesday.

    Evans has some appeal with Stephen Curry (hand) out for a while, but will need to get healthy first. He is a name to consider in the coming weeks when he gets back in the fold on a depleted Warriors team.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter

  • Carmelo Anthony
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Carmelo Anthony is starting at PF against the Pelicans on Tuesday per Marc J. Spears of ESPN.

    What a turn of events for Melo in the past week. Melo may realistically be the second option on offense in his debut behind C.J. McCollum with Damian Lillard. With Melo seeing a reported 20 minute cap, his upside is limited, but Melo was never ne to shy away from shooting.

    Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors have announced that Kevon Looney (neuropathy) has been cleared to begin accelerated on-court basketball activities and he is expected to rejoin the team over the weekend.

    Earlier today it was announced that Looney was assigned to the Warriors G League affiliate and now we have a clear reason as to why. Looney played just 11 minutes in the season opener before going down, but there's not much in the way of him getting minutes on a depleted Warriors team so long as he can stay healthy. He is worth an add and stash on IR until he returns.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter

  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (lower back contusion) is probable to face the Heat on Wednesday after missing Monday's clash with the Knicks.

    Love looks like he'll be ready to go and may be tasked with going up against Bam Adebayo with Tristan Thompson (rest) sitting and Larry Nance Jr. (thumb) quetionable. Love is putting up top-25 value in both 9/8 cat leagues. Feel free to get Love back in your lineups.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Larry Nance Jr.
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr. (left thumb sprain) is questionable vs. MIA on Wednesday.

    If Nance can shake his thumb injury he has a good chance to be inserted into the starting with Tristan Thompson resting. If Nance cna't go Ante Zizic and Kevin Porter Jr. will see additional time.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson (rest ) is being listed as out for Wednesday's matchup with the Heat.

    With Thimpson out and Larry nance Jr. (thumb) questionable, Ante Zizic may find himself in the starting unit. The Cavs can also go small and keep Kevin Porter Jr., who is coming off his best game of the season, in the starting lineup.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio (back spasms) is going to test his back out in pregame warmups to determine if he can give it a go against the Kings on Tuesday.

    If Rubio can't go, Jevon Carter would likely get another start while Tyler Johnson and Cam Johnson would see extra minutes. Devin Booker would get a usage boost in an inviting matchup with a four-game slate on tap for DFS.

    Source: Kellan Olson on twitter