• Paul George scored 28 points on 9-of-20 shooting with nine rebounds and one assist in 37 minutes in Tuesday’s narrow win over the Nets.

    Despite the scoring outburst, George was quiet tonight on the defensive end, failing to register a single steal in big minutes. Games like tonight will be an outlier for George, as a big part of his value comes from the fact that he is averaging just over two steals per game on the season. Still, 28 points and nine rebounds is nothing to scoff at, and he should remain an early-round asset going forward.

Fantasy News

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze (concussion) was unable to practice on Monday.

    It's safe to rule Bitadze out of Indiana's next game, and there's no timetable for his return. While it'd be great to hold onto the talented rookie so we can see what his minutes look like when Myles Turner is also healthy, he's getting harder to hang onto if you don't have an open IR spot.

    Source: Nathan Brown on Twitter

  • Draymond Green
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Draymond Green (sprained left index finger) says he'll play on Monday against the Jazz.

    Green missed all of last week with the injury but is returning relatively quickly considering initial reports had him potentially missing more time than that. Get him back into all lineups as one of the few bankable players left on the Warriors. It'll be interesting to see how his return affects Eric Paschall.

    Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter (left foot sprain) will not play on Tuesday.

    Porter was last spotted using crutches to get around and the fact that he's being ruled out a day ahead of time doesn't bode well for a speedy return. He remains worth holding onto in all formats, despite his slow start to the year. Chandler Hutchison will continue to start in his absence.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen (sore oblique) sat out Monday's practice but will be good to go on Tuesday against the Knicks.

    Markkanen dealt with a vague "side" injury earlier in the year but didn't miss any time, so it sounds like something he'll just have to manage. Keep him in your lineups, as always.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. (hip) will remain sidelined on Tuesday.

    Jones sat out Friday's game with a groin strain and had just returned from an absence the day prior, so we're guessing the diagnosis is moving over from groin to hip. He's a deep-league play with standard-league upside, though the injuries have really put him behind the eight ball so far.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk (knee) is questionable to play on Tuesday against the Pistons.

    There aren't any more specifics out there at the moment but it's concerning since a left knee injury kept Olynyk out for much of the offseason. The big man is sitting around top-180 value right now and should be able to climb his way into the top-125 over time, but he's not currently a must-own player.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (concussion) will miss Tuesday's game.

    Winslow has been in concussion protocol since last week and there's no timetable for his return. As a late-round player when all the stars align, Winslow can be dropped in most 12-team formats — he's outside the top-200 in 9-cat leagues and is only a top-145 guy in 8-cat.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro (ankle) is questionable ahead of Tuesday's game against the Pistons.

    Herro's sitting just inside the top-150 and isn't a player you necessarily have to hold onto if you're worried about maxing out games played this week, though we've also seen him deliver stretches of top-120 value so far too. He is in line for a little extra run with Justise Winslow out so hopefully he doesn't miss time.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Bol Bol
    C, Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets have sent Bol Bol to the G League.

    It's expected that Bol doesn't play in the NBA this season, but this procedural move may hint that he's close to getting cleared. We'll keep you updated.

    Source: Denver Nuggets on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier (right hamstring strain) is doubtful for Monday's matchup with the Pistons.

    Napier has been out for over a week and doesn't look all that close to returning. Jarrett Culver and Jordan McLaughlin will split the PG minutes in his absence, with McLaughlin possibly getting sent down to the G League once Jeff Teague (illness) returns.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter