February 26, 2018, 6:43 pmRondae Hollis-JeffersonPF, Brooklyn Nets
While both Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Caris LeVert will be back in action on Monday, they will be eased back into the rotation.
That means that both players will be getting less than their usual workload. LeVert has a fairly cloudy outlook the rest of the way, especially now that D’Angelo Russell has returned and is starting at shooting guard. It’ll limit LeVert’s access to minutes, so he’s looking like a low-end option at best unless the Nets start to move some pieces around in the rotation. RHJ should eventually return to the starting power forward job and round into top-100 form again but the Nets could choose to take it slow. At the very least he should be owned in all leagues, but might not need to be in starting lineups this week.
Source: Alex Labidou on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 7:57 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown (knee soreness) is very unlikely to play in the Pistons' game against the Suns on Friday evening, according to coach Dwane Casey.
This will be Brown's second straight game on the shelf. The Pistons have no reason to run guys out there if they aren't completely healthy, so this is not a shocker by any means. Brandon Knight and Svi Mykhailiuk will see more opportunities on Friday for the Pistons.
Source: James Edwards on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 7:47 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (back soreness) is available and in coach Mike Budenholzer's starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Thunder.
If he had sat this one out, it likely would have been more due to rest than anything else. He may sit some games the rest of the way because the Bucks are so far ahead in the standings and have locked up a playoff spot. Fantasy owners should be wary and alert prior to his games, especially in games against subpar opponents.
Source: Milwaukee Bucks on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 7:25 pmDerrick Jones Jr.SF, Miami Heat
Derrick Jones Jr. will be in the starting lineup for the Heat-Mavs contest on Friday.
Kelly Olynyk is shifting back to the bench to make room for Jones. Now that Jimmy Butler is back Jones role is limited, and he is more of a 16-team option under these circumstances. This roster is just too deep with Jae Crowder and Andre Iguodala now joining the fray. Jones is still useful if you are hunting steals or blocks. Olynyk will have his moments in the right matchups, but is mainly a deep league play.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 7:16 pmDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox (abdominal tightness) said he will take the court on Friday against the Grizzlies.
Fox will get his wish as will his fantasy owners. The Kings are still on the fringes of the playoff picture and hopefully Fox can stay healthy enough to keep playing these games out. It hasn't been the finest season, but he has been slowly improving if you ignore the ugly free throw shooting.
Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 7:11 pmJalen BrunsonPG, Dallas Mavericks
Jalen Brunson has confirmed he has a torn labrum and that he has no timetable for a return.
Brunson's focus is on recovering from the injury so he can make a return this season to help the Mavs in the postseason, and off season surgery is on the table. It's a tough break for Brunson, who should be dropped in all leagues unless he is a deep dynasty format stash. The outlook for Delon Wright and J.J. Barea remains a bit rosier with this news.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 7:07 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo will start for the Hornets when they face the Raptors on Friday.
Cody Zeller seems to be getting limited activity for the Hornets and that is allowing Biyombo to get some larger opportunities when he rests. If you can get the timing down Biyombo will make for a nice streamer and DFS target. The situation is a mess in terms of reliability until we get better notice on Zeller's "rest" status.
Source: Hornets PR on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 6:55 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
As expected, Luka Doncic will play through his left thumb sprain on Friday against the Heat.
Get Doncic in your lineups and enjoy the show. With Doncic active everyone else will slide into there usual roles for the Mavs. Doncic has been a bit better from the free-throw line post All-Star break. The free-throw shooting is what can keep him from being a first-round talent.
Source: Mavs PR on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 6:45 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
As far as head coach Rick Carlisle knows, Luka Doncic (left thumb sprain) will play on Friday against the Heat.
This is a repeat of what Carlisle said earlier this afternoon. Assuming warmups are not a problem it seems like Doncic will be good to go for the Mavs. If for some reason he did sit out, the Mavs would turn towards Delon Wright, Seth Curry and J.J. Barea.
Source: Dwain Price on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 6:41 pmDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox (abdominal tightness) will be a gametime call for Friday's contest with the Grizzlies.
Fox wants to be out there and assuming everything goes well during warmups it sounds like he can push through the injury. It'd be nice if Fox was simply healthy, but at this point we'll have to be satisfied with the fact that he intends to push through the pain. Cory Joseph will get the first crack at point guard duties if Fox is forced to sit.
Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 6:37 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo (right ankle sprain) is active for Friday's Heat-Mavs game.
Adebayo rolled right through the injury on Wednesday, and it is great that he will be back in the thick of things for the Heat on Friday. May the dream season, where Adebayo has lived up to the fantasy hype and then some, continue.
Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter