• Nikola Jokic had a solid outing in Wednesday’s loss, delivering 18 points, eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer with a 7-of-18 shooting line.

    Jokic’s line would’ve been a little better had he taken his finger off the trigger, going just 1-for-8 from beyond the arc. The team (and its franchise center) tends to perform better when he and Mason Plumlee don’t share the floor and hopefully the loss tonight leads to more of those single-big lineups. Either way, it’s hard to complain much when The Joker has the keys to the car in Denver’s offense. He’ll be into the first round by season’s end.

Fantasy News

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors will not play on Thursday against the Suns as he is dealing with back spasms.

    With Favors ruled out and Jahlil Okafor questionable with an ankle sprain, there could be an opportunity for rookie Jaxson Hayes to produce streaming value. It is possible that he is relevant even if Okafor does play in this contest. Hayes has been a pleasant surprise in his rookie season as he is only 19 years old and was deemed as more of a project around the 2019 draft.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Šarić is listed as probable for Thursday's matchup against the Pelicans.

    Dario disappointed in the Suns' loss to the Kings on Tuesday and will look to rebound against a good matchup on Thursday. With Aron Baynes ruled out with a hip injury, Dario could see additional minutes as a result.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Frank Kaminsky
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Frank Kaminsky (hip contusion) and Cameron Johnson (knee soreness) are both probable ahead of Thursday's matchup against the Pelicans.

    With Baynes ruled out, the Suns are in need of big men. Kaminsky will likely continue to start while Johnson will continue to launch from distance. The Suns will look to rebound after a disappointing loss to the Kings.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Coby White
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Coby White sprained his ankle during warmups but plans to play Wednesday against the Pistons.

    The Bulls are suffering multiple injuries as head coach Jim Boylen has decided to start someone who hasn't even been a part of the rotation this season, Shaquille Harrison. If White does play, he will continue to compete with Tomas Satoransky and Kris Dunn for minutes.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio is doubtful to face the Pelicans on Thursday due to back spasms.

    Rubio tried to give it a go on Tuesday but was unable to finish the game due to this injury. He has been a tremendous addition to this roster this season, running the offense with great success. Expect Tyler Johnson, Jevon Carter and Elie Okobo to see additional minutes for as long as Rubio is forced to sit out.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes (right hip contusion) will not play in Thursday's game against the Pelicans.

    Baynes has been instrumental to the Suns' early season success and they missed him on Tuesday as they lost to the Kings. Frank Kaminsky, Dario Sarić and Cheick Diallo will get more opportunity while Baynes remains out.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Draymond Green
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Draymond Green will not play against the Mavs on Wednesday due to right heel soreness.

    Green was only deemed questionable a couple hours before game-time and will ultimately sit out the second half of their back-to-back. The Warriors aren't fighting for the playoffs this season so there was no reason to push their All-Star forward. Look for Ky Bowman to have more opportunity handling the ball with D'Angelo Russell already ruled out.

    Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (right hip) is listed as questionable ahead of Thursday's matchup against the Bucks.

    Whiteside has been the only healthy center for the Blazers after they saw youngster Zach Collins undergo shoulder surgery. He will continue to pile up points and rebounds as long as he is healthy and his percentages have improved season over season. If he is forced to miss this contest, Anthony Tolliver, Nassir Little and Skal Labissiere could see extra run.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons is questionable to face the Bucks with a left ankle injury.

    Simons got his first start of the season on Tuesday, replacing Damian Lillard (back spasms) in the starting lineup. He is only 20 years old and will continue to grow as an NBA player. Simons is currently one of the best scoring options on this Blazers roster, even when healthy. He is best left on the wire in standard leagues.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard (back spasms) has been ruled out for Thursday's tilt vs. the Bucks.

    This will the second consecutive game that Lillard is forced to miss a result of his recent ailment. This is a situation to monitor going forward. Expect CJ McCollum to have increased value for as long as Lillard is out while Anfernee Simons, Kent Bazemore and Rodney Hood will continue to see more opportunity. It is worth noting that Simons is also questionable for Thursday with a left ankle injury.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter