• Coby White
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Speaking on the radio on Thursday, John Paxson said that "Coby [White] can learn at his own pace."

    White, the Bulls' top draft pick, has had some great games and some ugly games at Summer League, and even Paxson acknowledged some issues with decision-making as White adjusts to the speed of the NBA. It's looking more and more likely that White will be a backup in his first season, and the Bulls seem prepared to let him develop as quickly or as slowly as he needs to. His redraft stock is on the downslope.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Jaylen Nowell
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jaylen Nowell (illness) will not play on Friday against the Celtics.

    Nowell has only appeared in nine games all season, mostly showing up in garbage time. This news shouldn't affect many, if any, fantasy teams.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Wayne Ellington
    SG, New York Knicks

    Wayne Ellington (strained right ankle) is available for Friday's game.

    Ellington was initially questionable. He might not be in the rotation, especially if the Knicks tilt towards playing their younger options, so his presence or absence only affects the deepest of fantasy leagues.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (sore right ankle) will not play on Friday against the Pacers.

    Payton has been on fire of late so this is a tough development coming out of the All-Star break. Frank Ntilikina and Dennis Smith will split the point guard work for as long as Payton is out, though neither is a standard-league option. Smith has more upside as a scorer while Ntilikina might be safer as a simple steals specialist.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker had his sore left knee drained and received a synvisc injection, and Brad Stevens said that Walker would miss "at least" Friday's game.

    The injection is meant to help with swelling and soreness. Knee drains often sound more serious than they are and to this point the Celtics haven't reacted as though Walker's injury is all that serious, so hopefully he only misses a couple games, if that. Marcus Smart and Brad Wanamaker should handle the PG work in the meantime, though players like Tremont Waters and Carsen Edwards can also factor in.

    Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter

  • Dusty Hannahs
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies are expected to sign Dusty Hannahs to a 10-day contract.

    Hannahs appeared in two games for the Grizzlies last season but has been a lights out shooter in the G League this season. It's unlikely he gets much action for this iteration of the Grizzlies.

    Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  • D.J. Augustin
    PG, Orlando Magic

    DJ Augustin (left knee bone irritation) will be available for Friday's game.

    Augustin will be returning from a 15-game absence and while he will be worked along slowly, it should be a big lift to the Magic in the long run. It's possible that he takes some minutes from Markelle Fultz in certain situations, but the Magic's various fantasy values shouldn't change much. Augustin is back on the radar as a deep-league option for assists and threes.

    Source: Dante Marchitelli on Twitter

  • Joe Chealey
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    The Hornets will sign Joe Chealey to a 10-day contract.

    Chealey was with the Hornets last season and signed an Exhibit 10 with the team this offseason. He was one of the final cuts before opening night and his familiarity with the organization probably helped him out here. There's no need to watch Chealey in fantasy leagues.

    Source: Rod Boone on Twitter

  • Damion Lee
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    Damion Lee went 4-for-12 from the field and 4-for-4 at the line to finish Thursday's game with 13 points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds, three assists and one steal.

    Lee has been one of the hotter pickups since D'Angelo Russell was sent to the Wolves. However, some buyer's remorse might be setting in as Lee's .413 shooting from the field can dip thanks to the variance that comes along with him being a streaky shooter, making more suiting for FG-punting builds.

  • Juan Toscano-Anderson
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Juan Toscano-Anderson was a beneficiary of lengthy garbage time in Thursday's loss to the Rockets, recording a career-high 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block.

    JTA played well, but as mentioned this game was long over even before the fans could form their conga line leading out of the arena. He's worth a watch list spot if you're playing in an 18-teamer or deeper, but expect him to fall off when Stephen Curry eventually returns.

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Golden State Warriors

    Andrew Wiggins recorded a team-high 22 points on 10-of-17 shooting with three rebounds, two 3s, one steal and two blocks in a loss to the Rockets on Thursday.

    There's not much more to add regarding Wiggins and the Warriors' sad state. On a positive note, Wiggins has managed to keep the peripherals going since joining the Dubs, something he should be able to sustain ROS.