• Paul George - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Paul George went 5-for-16 from the field to finish Friday's game vs. the Clippers with 15 points, six boards, three 3s and one assist.

    George has yet to find his pre-injury (right shoulder soreness) groove and he also ended up fouling out tonight but we're just happy to see him get the minutes and shot volume to play his way back into form, which should hopefully come back sooner rather than later. Abdel Nader stepped up with six points, six boards, one steal and three blocks in 19 minutes.

Fantasy News

  • Frank Ntilikina - G - New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Jazz, and the Knicks want to see him get through another practice before returning.

    That makes it sound like Ntilikina will play in the next one barring a setback. He's going to be battling with Kadeem Allen for the backup point guard work with Dennis Smith Jr. sidelined, but it'd be surprising if he made an impact in fantasy leagues. Deep-league steals appeal is just about all Ntilikina is bringing to the table right now.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova (illness) will play on Wednesday against the Cavs.

    Ilyasova missed Tuesday's game as he was under the weather, but he'll play tonight. A top-150 finish isn't out of the question given Ilyasova's stat set and Nikola Mirotic's 2-to-4 week timetable, so you can consider him a low-end add if you need rebounds, some 3-pointers and the occasional defensive stat.

    Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter

  • Tristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson (left foot soreness) will return from a 26-game absence on Wednesday against the Bucks.

    Thompson has missed 36 games in total with left foot problems this season, and we can't imagine that he'll be playing with his full minutes for the rest of this season. If you've got a roster spot to burn then you can consider TT a flier given his standard-league run earlier in the year, but just know that all those numbers came with Kevin Love out. The odds of a return to prominence aren't great.

    Source: Spencer Daviers on Twitter

  • Larry Nance Jr. - F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr. (rib contusion) will return to the lineup in Wednesday's matchup with the Bucks.

    Nance has missed the last five games and will return on the same night that both Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson do, so he's tough to throw right back into lineups. We've seen Larry Drew play Nance less than he should when the Cavs have their frontcourt mainstays available but he should be picked up in standard leagues given the top-100 upside that Nance holds, even in a reserve role. Ante Zizic and Marquese Chriss are the big losers from Cleveland's return to full strength.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Much like Tuesday's game against the Lakers, the Bucks shouldn't need Giannis to take down a vastly inferior opponent. It's a crushing blow to his fantasy owners, but it's big news for anyone leaning on Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and Brook Lopez. D.J. Wilson and Ersan Ilyasova should pick up the slack off the bench and are viable DFS darts. The Bucks have been blessed with good health throughout the year but have taken three big hits in the last week, though Antetokounmpo's injury is still not a long-term concern.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (lower back contusion) is available for Wednesday's game against the Bucks.

    The Cavs get their entire frontcourt rotation back in action tonight, but at least fantasy owners know that Love can be plugged into lineups. We're anticipating that he misses a few more games down the stretch but he's going to return early-round numbers whenever he takes the floor. David Nwaba will head back to the bench tonight.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Christian Wood - F - New Orleans Pelicans

    The Pelicans have claimed Christian Wood off waivers from the Bucks.

    Wood didn't get much of a chance to play in Milwaukee but absolutely dominated in Summer League and is tearing up the G-League with 29.3 points, 14.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.0 steals, 2.2 blocks and 0.9 3-pointers in 35.3 mpg. He's definitely on the deep-league radar with Anthony Davis playing less and less these days. Julius Randle, Cheick Diallo and Jahlil Okafor are the other bigs on the New Orleans roster but we could see the team dial things back on Randle, which would give Wood a shot to produce. He's a great target for silly season.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (rest) is not on the injury report and will play on Wednesday against the Celtics.

    Embiid sat out last night and was fully expected to play in this one since the listed reason for his last absence was load management rather than further knee issues. If you had even the slightest worry, you can put that to bed barring something out of left field.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • TJ Warren - F - Phoenix Suns

    TJ Warren (right ankle soreness) remains out for Thursday's game against the Pistons.

    Warren recently told reporters that he wants to play before the season ends, but he is running out of time to make that happen, as the Suns have just 10 games left. Warren can be ignored for fantasy purposes, as he has yet to return to practice.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Phoenix Suns

    Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) is doubtful to play against the Pistons on Thursday.

    De'Anthony Melton should start again and is worth a look in deeper leagues for owners who need steals with a few rebounds and assists to boot. Along with Johnson, Kelly Oubre is also doubtful for Thursday, making Josh Jackson and Mikal Bridges even more tempting as we gain more clairty on these situations.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter