• Jimmy Butler
    G/F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jimmy Butler plans to play in Friday's game against the Warriors, per Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.

    Butler sat out on Wednesday for "precautionary rest and general soreness" but it's being reported that it's his latest step in trying to force the Wolves to trade him. Amid rumors that Butler could eventually sit for an extended period of time, he'll be back out there on Friday night against the defending champs. Get him in all lineups for that one, but Butler has the looks of a headache for fantasy owners until a move gets made.

    Source: The Athletic

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  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Wizards with a lower back strain.

    Winslow was just getting back into a groove, so it's unfortunate that he won't take to the court. Expect to see more of Duncan Robinson, who has been quite solid as a starter for the Heat in recent games.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Cory Joseph
    PG, Sacramento Kings

    Cory Joseph is available to play on Friday despite being initially ruled as questionable with lower back soreness.

    CoJo will be able to be streamed for assists or activated in deep-league lineups.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Bogdan Bogdanovic (right knee contusion) is good to go for Friday's game.

    Bogdanovic is in line to deliver mid-round value once again given the Kings' injury woes at the moment.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham (shoulder) has returned to Friday's game after heading to the locker room.

    Graham is back in and it's a good thing that the shoulder injury is not serious enough to keep him out. He's amazing and even hit a three since coming back into the game.

    Source: Paul Mata on Twitter

  • Jeff Teague
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jeff Teague will be starting on Friday with Andrew Wiggins out for the Wolves.

    Teague makes for an interesting DFS punt play given the extra usage in line for him in this game.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns (right knee tendinopathy) will take the floor on Friday when the Wolves face the Thunder.

    This is why some give KAT the edge in the top fantasy player discussion, he is an injury warrior who basically always takes the floor. You can't win if you don't play, and KAT's owners typically do well for themselves. With Andrew Wiggins out Towns will be getting to eat even more than usual tonight.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew Wiggins will sit out Friday's tilt with the Thunder due to a left thumb sprain.

    Hopefully this is a short-term issue for Wiggins as he has been having a special season for the Wolves thus far.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham went to the locker room shortly after opening tip on Friday, after he was involved in a collision that impacted his left shoulder and chest area.

    Graham immediately winced after taking the hit. If he is out for the night Terry Rozier will be in for more ball handling responsibilities. Graham has been great this season so any extended absence would be a big hit for the Hornets to deal with.

    Source: Rod Boone on Twitter

  • JaMychal Green
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    JaMychal Green will not take part in Friday's matchup with the Bucks as he nurses a bruised tailbone.

    Green is not a serious fantasy factor for standard leagues, and his minutes will trickle down to Montrezl Harrell and Ivica Zubac tonight.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns remains questionable with right knee tendinopathy, but he was on the court going through his usual pregame routine before the Wolves face the Thunder on Friday.

    Signs point to KAT being active in this one, and he has never been one to sit out due to minor injuries.

    Source: Alan Horton on Twitter