• Nicolas Claxton
    PF, Brooklyn Nets

    Nets rookie Nicolas Claxton impressed in his second consecutive game, filling in for the injured DeAndre Jordan,

    For Claxton, this is his second consecutive solid performance against a playoff-caliber team. He came off the bench for 14 points, six rebounds and three blocks in Brooklyn’s loss to Milwaukee on Saturday. He is a short-term add for as long as DJ remains sidelined while he has shown great potential to be owned in dynasty leagues.

    Source: NY Daily News

Fantasy News

  • Marquese Chriss
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Marquese Chriss (left calf soreness) is questionable for Sunday against the Pelicans.

    Chriss has been dynamite since re-signing with the Warriors so hopefully he isn't out for much, if at all. With Draymond Green already out for tomorrow you can expect lots of small-ball looks from Golden State. If Chriss sits out, maybe Kevon Looney gets a chance at the starting job that looked like his to enter the year.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Draymond Green
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Draymond Green (right pelvic contusion) will not play on Sunday.

    Green has been and will continue to be the biggest sell-high player in the league, so hopefully he gets back on the floor soon and strings some good games together so you can dump him off for a more stable player.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol (left hamstring tightness) will not play on Sunday against the Pacers.

    The Raptors are going to slow play it with their starting center given their depth and Gasol's importance in the postseason. Serge Ibaka remains an automatic play while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Chris Boucher maintain deep-league relevance for as long as Big Spain is out. Norman Powell (left finger fracture) is also still out while Patrick McCaw (illness) is doubtful.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis is expected to play on Sunday after briefly leaving Friday's game with a right calf issue.

    Davis was diagnosed with a contusion and gave fantasy GMs a scare when he limped off the court, but he was able to return and post a huge line. He's been consistently "probable" on injury reports of late and while tomorrow's might be more legitimate than usual, AD should be penciled into lineups.

    Source: Brad Turner on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (personal) won't play on Saturday.

    Butler has been in and out of the lineup all season due to various maladies, but this one shouldn't lead to an extended absence. Give everyone else on the Heat an upgrade for tonight. Butler's absence could be the tiebreaker for a lot of roster decisions tonight.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo (sore back) is doubtful to play on Sunday against the Raptors.

    Oladipo left Friday's game and is still feeling some tightness, so the Pacers will probably give him all the time he needs to get right. Look for everyone to get more touches and shots with Dipo on the shelf, though Jeremy Lamb figures to be the biggest winner.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Alex Len
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Alex Len (right hip flexor) is expected to to play "a few minutes" against the Clippers on Saturday according to Kings beat writer Sean Cunningham.

    Len hasn't seen game action for about a month now so he will be eased in slowly. With Marvin Bagley and Richuan Holmes currently on the shelf, Harry Giles and Nemanja Bjelica have been forced into all of the center minutes so there is opportunity for Len at least until Holmes returns but he shouldn't be more than a watchlist guy for now.

    Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter

  • Donta Hall
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    The Pistons are expected to sign Donta Hall to a 10-day contract.

    Hall was on the Pistons' Summer League and preseason squads prior to being waived and has been with their G League affiliate all year thus far. He has averaged 15.5 points, 10.6 rebounds 1.1 assists, 1.1 steals, 1.5 blocks and 0.2 triples in 36 games on 28.6 minutes with a 66.7/26.9/75.6 shooting line. He could potentially steal some minutes from Thon Maker and John Henson but we'd leave him on the waivers for now.

    Source: JD Shaw on Twitter

  • Wayne Ellington
    SG, New York Knicks

    Wayne Ellington (strained right ankle) was a limited participant in Saturday's practice.

    Ellington did not make an appearance in Friday's game although his tag switched from questionable to available prior game-time. His playing time is too erratic to be of use in fantasy and he wouldn't be more than three-point specialist anyway. Leave him on waivers.

    Source: Steve Popper on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (sore right ankle) did not practice on Saturday.

    The Knicks' next game will be on Monday so we should have another update on Payton by then. Ignoring his free-throw percentage, he has been an upper mid-round guy for the last couple of months so he definitely a hold for now. Frank Ntilikina picked up the start on Friday with 14 points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two triples in 32 minutes with Dennis Smith Jr. putting up three points, six assists and two steals in 16 minutes as the backup.

    Source: Steve Popper on Twitter