• Nikola Mirotic - F - New Orleans Pelicans

    Nikola Mirotic (ankle) and Elfrid Payton (ankle) will not play on Saturday against the Suns.

    It's a good spot to buy some rest as they'll give Mirotic a full four days rest and Payton's injury was more serious, so the additional time isn't surprising there, either. Julius Randle could be insanely productive in an environment like this and will be in a lot of DFS lineups, and then owners will want to look at Wes Johnson and Cheick Diallo.

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  • Joel Embiid - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers

    When asked about resting Joel Embiid, Brett Brown said that he'd "hope to responsibly be able to give (Embiid) a night off" but wasn't sure when that would be.

    The Sixers need to take it easy on their franchise center but they probably want him getting as many reps as possible alongside Jimmy Butler. He does seem to be past his injuries (knock on wood) but it wouldn't be surprising to see Embiid get a couple nights off the rest of the way.

    Source: Tom Moore on Twitter

  • Jonah Bolden - F - Philadelphia Sixers

    Jonah Bolden will be re-evaluated in 10 days after suffering a "small cortical crack in the proximal fibula of his right leg" in a G-League game on Saturday.

    Bolden was looking like someone who could pick up a handful of minutes in the wake of the Jimmy Butler trade, but even then we would've only hit the radar in 30-team formats. He's safe to leave on the wire.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Wilson Chandler - F - Philadelphia Sixers

    Wilson Chandler's minute restriction is set at 27 for Monday's game.

    Chandler was limited to "around 20" minutes last week and was capped at 12 minutes on Saturday on the second leg of a back-to-back. He ended up playing 14 in an overtime thriller, but it's not like he rocketed past his limit. Chandler will be the starting power forward for the Sixers the rest of the way but he has a very low ceiling and isn't someone that needs to be rostered in 12-team leagues. He's probably worth adding in anything deeper, however.

    Source: Tom Moore on Twitter

  • Tyreke Evans - G - Indiana Pacers

    Tyreke Evans will start Monday's game in place of the injured Victor Oladipo.

    Evans put up 23 points, 10 boards, five 3-pointers, two assists and a block on Friday but cooled off on Saturday, even with Victor Oladipo leaving that game in the first quarter. He's probably worth adding as a Dipo handcuff but we'd like to see him string a couple good games together before declaring him a must-add player. Evans will be a popular player in DFS tonight and seems like he'll be starting as long as Oladipo is hurt.

    Source: Pat Boylan on Twitter

  • Maurice Harkless - F - Trail Blazers

    Moe Harkless (left knee) has will not play in Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

    Harkless should be considered out indefinitely, at least until we hear about him returning to practice in some capacity. Jake Layman will continue to start but Evan Turner is the player to target in 14-team formats, even if he's been slumping lately.

    Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter

  • Seth Curry - G - Trail Blazers

    Seth Curry (right knee bruise) will not play on Tuesday.

    Curry is said to be day-to-day but we have yet to hear any reports of him participating in practice. His absence makes minimal impact in fantasy leagues but we should see his minutes split between Nik Stauskas, Wade Baldwin and Anfernee Simons if you're trying to squeeze something out of this spot.

    Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter

  • Bradley Beal - G - Washington Wizards

    According to Shams Charania, the Wizards recently had a volatile practice that featured verbal altercations between players.

    It's hardly surprising that a 5-11 team who thought of themselves as contenders is coming apart at the seams. Earlier today it was reported that the Wizards don't have any untouchables on their roster and would entertain trade offers for anyone and everyone. Things clearly aren't working with this group, and Charania reports that Bradley Beal told team officials, "I've been dealing with this for seven years." The roster is filled with players who have less-than-stellar reputations as teammates as well as those who aren't shy about sharing their opinions. Changes are most definitely on the way for the Wizards.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Denzel Valentine - G - Chicago Bulls

    Denzel Valentine has been diagnosed with ongoing ankle instability and will undergo a surgical reconstruction with a recovery timetable of 4-to-6 months.

    It would be a surprise if Valentine was able to take the court this year. His ankle hadn't been responding well to treatment and he'll now hope to be ready for offseason work. Valentine was a solid rotation player last season but his absence will solidify the jobs of Justin Holiday and Antonio Blakeney for the rest of the year.

    Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter

  • Salah Mejri - C - Dallas Mavericks

    Salah Mejri is dealing with an illness but is probable to play on Monday.

    Well, he's probable to be available to play. Mejri is an interesting per-minute blocks option but isn't in the rotation. He can be ignored in all formats.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Courtney Lee - G - New York Knicks

    Courtney Lee (neck) has started doing contact drills in practice, which suggests that he's nearing a return to the court.

    Someone else for David Fizdale to toss into the rotation, exactly what fantasy owners were clamoring for. Lee's been out all year because of a strange neck injury and received a shot for nerve issues a couple weeks ago. While this is obviously a good sign, we wouldn't expect to see Lee return in the imminent future. He was a quality top-100 option last season but there's not going to be any consistency in his minutes this year. He's just a deep-league player right now, though he does offer more upside than you'd think if he can somehow separate himself from the pack.

    Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter