• Reggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson scored 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting with four 3-pointers, six assists and a steal on Monday.

    Jackson's hot shooting continues to propel the Pistons as they've won their fourth straight game. He's hitting .511 from the floor during the win streak and averaging 17.3 points per game. He should fall back to earth soon, but right now he's rolling.

Fantasy News

  • Troy Brown Jr. - F - Washington Wizards

    Troy Brown Jr. (left ankle sprain) will not play on Friday, as he's currently with the Capital City Go-Go of the G-League.

    Brown was expected to return sometime shortly after the All-Star break but the Wizards will let him work back into shape at the lower level, at least for one night. He might hit the radar if injuries strike or Washington fades in the playoff hunt, but odds are that he's completely irrelevant for fantasy purposes.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Kris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls

    Kris Dunn (back contusion) is not on the injury report and will play on Friday against the Magic.

    Dunn went through Wednesday's practice and was expected to suit up tomorrow, and here's some early confirmation. He's good to get back into all lineups.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Frank Ntilikina - G - New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (groin) will not play in Friday's game against the Wolves.

    Ntilikina is set to be re-evaluated on Friday so this is far from surprising. He's not going to be a fantasy factor unless he can surpass Emmanuel Mudiay on the depth chart.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Derrick Jones Jr. - F/G - Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. (right knee bone bruises) is expected to be active for Thursday's game against the Sixers.

    Jones will be active whereas Goran Dragic will not. It remains to be seen how much DJJ plays coming off a multi-week absence, but deep-league owners should keep an eye on his playing time going forward.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic - G - Miami Heat

    Erik Spoelstra said that Goran Dragic (right knee surgery) is unlikely to be active for Thursday's game with the Sixers.

    Dragic is traveling with the team and was said to be available, but the Heat look ready to bring him back very slowly. Look for Dragic to return to the court after going through some more practices with his teammates since he last played on December 10. He's not a must-add in 12-team leagues right now but should be a top-150 guy once he gets back to full speed.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Dante Exum - G - Utah Jazz

    Dante Exum (sprained left ankle) missed Wednesday's practice as he was undergoing a re-evaluation of his ankle.

    Well if you're going to miss practice, at least that's a good reason. Exum was able to go through a partial practice on Wednesday and we should get another update on his potential return tomorrow. Today's absence shouldn't be considered a setback.

    Source: Andy Larsen on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter - G - Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter (left ankle sprain) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Pistons.

    Huerter has been playing a ton as Atlanta's starting shooting guard, so his absence will open up a sizable hole in the rotation. He was able to play through the injury in the final game before the All-Star break but it looks as though the week off wasn't enough for him to get right. Kent Bazemore should be the big winner here.

    Source: KL Chouinard on Twitter

  • Fred VanVleet - G - Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet had the cast taken off his left thumb yesterday and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Early reports had VanVleet sidelined for five weeks after undergoing surgery to repair ligament tears in his left thumb, which happened a week ago. The Raptors' sixth man is hoping to play in some games before the playoffs begin but admits that's not a sure thing, though it does seem like an attainable goal given what we know about the current timetable. Jeremy Lin will hold down the backup point guard spot in the meantime and we'll revisit FVV in two weeks' time.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter

  • LaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) is being listed as probable ahead of Friday's matchup with the Raptors.

    Aldridge was able to play in Sunday's All-Star game so it's a relatively recent development, and we're not expecting him to miss any time. Check back tomorrow for confirmation that he's in the lineup tomorrow night.

    Source: Jeff Garcia on Twitter

  • Derrick White - G - San Antonio Spurs

    Derrick White (right heel soreness) is probable for Friday's game against the Raptors.

    White was expected to return after the All-Star break so it's good to see that the initial timeline held firm. His foot/heel issues have been big speed bumps this season but he's been productive whenever he can stay on the court. Patty Mills and Bryn Forbes will lose some playing time while Davis Bertans is likely to move back to the bench. White not be at full speed tomorrow night but should be good to place into all lineups next week.

    Source: Jeff Garcia on Twitter