• Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokic put up a valiant effort in Sunday's Game 7 loss to the Blazers, posting 29 points on 11-of-26 shooting with 13 rebounds, two assists, two 3s and four blocks.

    Jokic played well in this series, so it's a shame that the Nuggets could not rally around their superstar center and pull out the win. His improved maturity in his fourth season as a pro is evident, making him a coveted top-10 asset in fantasy in 2019-20.

Fantasy News

  • Wayne Ellington
    SG, New York Knicks

    Wayne Ellington (strained right ankle) is questionable to play on Friday.

    Ellington may not even be in the rotation if he suits up, and there are rumors that he's working towards a buyout to sign with a contender. He belongs on waivers in just about all formats.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (sore right ankle) is questionable ahead of Friday's matchup with the Pacers.

    Payton has been absolutely rolling, and hopefully he's able to suit up and continue his positive momentum from before the All-Star break. If he's unable to play look for Frank Ntilikina and Dennis Smith to handle the PG minutes.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back tightness) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.

    Simmons was able to play in the All-Star game so this injury must be relatively new. If he's unable to play tonight it'll open up lots of ball-handling minutes for the rest of the Sixers, with Raul Neto likely rising to take most of the minutes as the traditional point guard.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol (left hamstring tightness) will be held out of Friday's game and possibly beyond as the Raptors exercise caution.

    It sounded like Gasol had a chance to return before the All-Star break but the Raptors are going to take no chances with such an important player, though they're obviously helped out by the fact that the team has continued to win without him. Serge Ibaka is looking at another game or two of elevated minutes while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Chris Boucher get to hold onto relevance for a little while longer.

    Source: Eric Koreen on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter (allergic reaction) is probable for Thursday's game.

    No word on what Huerter was allergic to, but either way he should be go tonight. He's getting squeezed a bit by the Hawks' glut of wing types and is a borderline play in 12-team formats. Huerter's trending down but is still probably the best of the non-obvious Hawks for fantasy purposes.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard (left ankle sprain) has no timetable for a return to the court.

    Leonard has been out since February 3, and his injury was initially described as a multi-week issue. He's had short stints of fantasy value this season, largely because of Miami's other injuries, but is safe to cut in most formats if you had been holding on. Expect Jae Crowder, Andre Iguodala, Kelly Olynyk and Solomon Hill to help soak up the extra minutes available.

    Source: Miami Heat on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    The Heat announced that Tyler Herro (right ankle soreness) has no timetable for a return.

    Herro has been out since getting hurt on February 3, and although he said that he was pain-free entering the All-Star break, the Heat will not rush him back. The rookie has been on and off the standard-league radar all year long but is safe to drop in 12- and 14-team redraft leagues with this news. The Heat have a deep rotation and can spread his minutes around multiple players, though Goran Dragic is the likeliest winner from a fantasy perspective.

    Source: Miami Heat on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker was limited in Wednesday's practice and Brad Stevens said that the Celtics will continue to manage his workload.

    Walker played in the All-Star game and isn't expected to miss time. Just don't fret if you hear about limited or no-practice days for Walker going forward, as Boston is clearly going to prioritize keeping their star PG fresh for what they hope is a deep playoff run.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Coby White
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Bulls beat writer K.C. Johnson is speculating that Coby White will get more starts down the stretch this season.

    White has been used as a reserve in each of his 55 games so far this year, though the Bulls have largely done so to shelter a young player whose game is still fairly one-dimensional. He does look like the team's future at point guard and should get a longer look as a starter while Chicago plays out the string of another lottery-bound season. To this point he's been outside the top-250 and probably won't be a factor in standard leagues, even if he starts, because of his poor efficiency (.370 from the field on 10.9 shots per game). The best case scenario would likely be White playing enough to hold appeal as a points and threes contributor for fantasy teams that are punting FG%. The player most likely to be affected is Tomas Satoransky, though his well-rounded game would likely keep him inside the top-125 even if he lost a couple minutes per game.

    Source: NBC Sports Chicago

  • Kris Dunn
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    In a recent mailbag, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports said he believes the Bulls have a "good chance" of bringing back impending RFA Kris Dunn.

    Dunn had emerged as a starter on the wing this season thanks to Otto Porter's injury, and was actually turning in a top-100 season for fantasy GMs thanks to 2.0 steals per contest. He may miss the rest of the season thanks to a right MCL sprain, which could cost him some serious dollars in free agency, though the Bulls are on the inside track when it comes to retaining his services. There aren't many teams with cap space this summer and Dunn, a non-shooter whose value comes from excellent defense, may not be well-rounded enough to attract attention from the teams with spending money this summer. Whatever happens, it's been a strong year from Dunn, who looked to be on the outs in Chicago.

    Source: NBC Sports Chicago