• Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap made a nice impact in his first game back on Tuesday, a 122-120 loss to the Clippers, posting nine points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

    Most players who miss 44 games don’t jump right back into mid-20s minutes, but then again most players aren’t Paul Millsap. He may come off the bench for a few more games while he shakes off the rust but looked pretty good tonight, so things should be back to normal by next week if fantasy owners are lucky. Millsap’s well-rounded lines make him a consistent presence in fantasy’s early rounds and anyone who held onto him that’s still in position to make a playoff run just got a huge boost. He’s sitting just outside the top-80 this season (per-game value) but you can bet he’ll put together a nice surge in short order.

Fantasy News

  • Alex Len
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Alex Len (right hip flexor) is expected to to play "a few minutes" against the Clippers on Saturday according to Kings beat writer Sean Cunningham.

    Len hasn't seen game action for about a month now so he will be eased in slowly. With Marvin Bagley and Richuan Holmes currently on the shelf, Harry Giles and Nemanja Bjelica have been forced into all of the center minutes so there is opportunity for Len at least until Holmes returns but he shouldn't be more than a watchlist guy for now.

    Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter

  • Donta Hall
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    The Pistons are expected to sign Donta Hall to a 10-day contract.

    Hall was on the Pistons' Summer League and preseason squads prior to being waived and has been with their G League affiliate all year thus far. He has averaged 15.5 points, 10.6 rebounds 1.1 assists, 1.1 steals, 1.5 blocks and 0.2 triples in 36 games on 28.6 minutes with a 66.7/26.9/75.6 shooting line. He could potentially steal some minutes from Thon Maker and John Henson but we'd leave him on the waivers for now.

    Source: JD Shaw on Twitter

  • Wayne Ellington
    SG, New York Knicks

    Wayne Ellington (strained right ankle) was a limited participant in Saturday's practice.

    Ellington did not make an appearance in Friday's game although his tag switched from questionable to available prior game-time. His playing time is too erratic to be of use in fantasy and he wouldn't be more than three-point specialist anyway. Leave him on waivers.

    Source: Steve Popper on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (sore right ankle) did not practice on Saturday.

    The Knicks' next game will be on Monday so we should have another update on Payton by then. Ignoring his free-throw percentage, he has been an upper mid-round guy for the last couple of months so he definitely a hold for now. Frank Ntilikina picked up the start on Friday with 14 points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two triples in 32 minutes with Dennis Smith Jr. putting up three points, six assists and two steals in 16 minutes as the backup.

    Source: Steve Popper on Twitter

  • Willie Cauley-Stein
    C, Dallas Mavericks

    Willie Cauley-Stein (persona) will not be with the Mavs on Saturday when they take on the Hawks.

    Cauley-Stein picked up a DNP-CD on Friday and played only 4.3 minutes per game in the prior two contests so he can be left on waivers. With Kristaps Porzingis also unavailable on Saturday, Maxi Kleber and Boban Marjanovic will hold down the center position.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson (sprained left ankle) did not practice on Saturday.

    Robinson has been all over the injury report this season with a variety of ailments but has been able to play through them for the most part. The Knicks next game is on Monday so we should have another update by then. If Robinson cannot play, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis will likely soak up most of his minutes.

    Source: Steve Popper on Twitter

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Reggie Jackson will pick up the start in place of Patrick Beverley against the Kings on Saturday.

    This allows Lou Williams to stay in the sixth man role as Landry Shamet will start alongside Jackson in the back court. This was not the ideal landing spot for Jackson but he should be looking at good minutes as long as Beverley and Paul George remain out.

    Source: Tomer Azarly on Twitter

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF-C, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis (knee injury recovery) will not play against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Porzingis posted a ridiculous 24-point, 10-rebound, 5-assist, 5-block, 4-triple line on Friday and will be rested on the second game in the back-to-back. Maxi Kleber, who posted a season-high 26 points in 23 minutes on Friday should slide into the starting lineup with Boban Marjanovic picking up the backup minutes after getting a DNP-CD on Friday as Willie Cauley-Stein (personal) is unable.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Seth Curry
    SG, Dallas Mavericks

    Seth Curry (right knee soreness) is being listed as questionable ahead of Saturday's game versus the Hawks.

    Curry cooled off on Friday with only six points in 28 minutes after being on fire in the previous six games. With Luka Doncic already sitting in this back-to-back game, the Mavs may end up relying on Tim Hardaway Jr., Delon Wright, Jalen Brunson and J.J. Barea to handle all the backcourt minutes if Curry sits.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Luke Doncic (right ankle soreness) will not play against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Doncic missed seven games with the injury earlier this month so the Mavs are likely being cautious as this is the second game of a back-to-back. With Kristaps Porzingis also ruled out for this one and Seth Curry questionable, the Mavs will need to find offense elsewhere. Jalen Brunson will likely replace Doncic in the starting lineup while Tim Hardaway Jr. will be expected to take on much of the scoring load for Saturday's game.

    Source: NBA.com