• Otto Porter Jr.
    F, Washington Wizards

    Otto Porter Jr. will be out for Friday's game against the Sixers.

    This is apparently a personal absence as news cropped up without much notice on Friday. There aren't many details on the reason for this absence, but in the meantime, Kelly Oubre Jr. figures to be the play in Porter's stead.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

Fantasy News

  • Chandler Parsons
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    Chandler Parsons (load management) has been upgraded to doubtful for Thursday's game against the Suns.

    It's the first time a tag other than 'out' has been assigned to Parsons this season, so this does actually represent progress. Don't expect much from him whenever he is able to suit up though.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier (right hamstring) will be held out of Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

    Napier was upgraded to questionable earlier but was ultimately held out, so it seems he's not far away from a return.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Jordan Bell
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jordan Bell (right shoulder sprain) has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's contest against the Spurs.

    He was listed as doubtful so there's no real surprises here. Leave him on the wire.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Vince Carter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Vince Carter (personal) has been ruled out of Thursday's game.

    Carter has missed the previous two games and there's no timeline for his return. His absence might open up some more minutes for DeAndre' Bembry but there's not much fantasy impact.

    Source: KL Chouninard on Twitter

  • Cam Reddish
    G-F, Atlanta Hawks

    Cam Reddish (left shoulder) is probable for Thursday's game.

    Reddish left Tuesday's game and it's good to see that he's not expected to miss time. With Kevin Huerter suddenly out indefinitely, Reddish should be able to hold onto his starting spot. He's a weak option in redraft formats.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Boston Celtics

    Enes Kanter is listed as the starting center on Wednesday night.

    Kanter played just six minutes in his return to the lineup on Tuesday but will see more run with Robert Williams and Daniel Theis out for this one. Mid-twenties minutes would be great to see, so keep an eye out for Kanter's workload.

    Source: Brian Robb on Twitter

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len (left ankle sprain) is probable for Thursday's game against the Suns.

    Len was demoted to the bench on Tuesday but turned in his best game of the season, so either he felt motivated or simply lined up better with the second unit. It'll take another couple strong games to put Len on the standard-league radar and we're not expecting much in terms of long-term stability.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Evan Turner
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Evan Turner (left Achilles) will not play on Thursday.

    Turner's been out since late October and the Hawks haven't said anything about a potential return. He can be left on the wire everywhere.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (strained right hamstring) will remain out on Thursday.

    The Knicks haven't said anything about Payton's potential recovery and he can probably be dropped in 12-teamers in case you were still holding on. It's possible that Payton takes his starting job back eventually, but this is a wait-and-see situation for now.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr., who missed two weeks due to a personal absence, will be used in "smaller doses."

    Smith needs to get his conditioning back up and the Knicks actually thought about a G League assignment, but ultimately decided to let him find a rhythm in short stints on the floor. DSJ played 14 minutes on Tuesday and his return should chip away at Frank Ntilikina's fantasy appeal over time.

    Source: Chris Iseman on Twitter