• Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic told the Sacramento Bee that the team has offered him a maximum contract extension, but he is in no hurry to sign it.

    Bogdanovic added that he would prefer to remain in Sacramento, but he could receive more lucrative offers if he waits to become a restricted free agent this summer. The Kings and Bogdanovic can come to an agreement anytime between now and June 30th, but he is eligible only for a $51.4 million extension because he signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Kings in 2017. His ability to stretch the floor is vital to the uptempo offense most NBA teams run these days, and he is coming off a breakout performance at the 2019 FIBA World Cup, so it make sense for him to wait until he hits the open market next year, in what looks to be a week free agent class.

    Source: Sacramento Bee

Fantasy News

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow will remain in concussion protocol for Saturday's game against the Heat.

    This will be Winslow's fifth straight absence due to the injury that dates back to November 5. He is deserving of a drop at this point unless you have an open IL spot, which is pretty rare for most fantasy teams at this point. Winslow will find it challenging to produce standard league value when he does return to the court.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Due to right knee soreness, Dwayne Bacon is out for Friday's faceoff with the Pistons.

    This will be Bacon's second consecutive missed game. Devonte' Graham will have a larger role as a starter, as will PJ Washington and Malik Monk off the bench. Bacon had been probable for this one so owners should not have to wait much longer for his return.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac sprained his right ankle at a team event on Thursday and is out vs. the Spurs on Friday.

    This was a non-basketball injury for Isaac, who was having a fantastic season before this injury occurred. Hopefully this is a short-term issue, but in the meantime, the Magic will turn to Terrence Ross and Al-Farouq Aminu more often. Both players are worth a streaming spot in standard leagues, Ross for the points and Aminu for the defensive stats, while Isaac leaves a giant hole in the lineup. Aminu will get the start tonight.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew Wiggins (personal) will miss Friday's matchup against the Wizards.

    With the passing of Andrew Wiggin's grandmother, the Wolves will be feeding Karl-Anthony Towns more than ever on Friday. Josh Okogie and Jarrett Culver should be locked into their roles in the rotation tonight, and assuming he takes the court, Jeff Teague will have plenty of opportunities to create for his teammates.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick is questionable for Saturday's tilt with the Heat as he deals with a left great toe sprain

    This is the first news of this issue. Redick has had a down year so far, and injury news is not helping his fantasy situation. His scoring was finally coming around, but if he is about to miss time right when his teammates, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball, are on the verge of returning, it may be enough to put him into the drop category for standard leagues.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Josh Hart
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Josh Hart has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Heat as he is still limited with a left ankle sprain and left knee sprain.

    This is a tough break for Hart who has been on a roll to start this season with sneaky fantasy value due to strong steal (1.4) and 3-pointer (2.2) rates. Ideally, he should return soon and reclaim his role, and you are not forced to make any difficult roster decisions. The fact that he was already ruled out today is not good though.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor is questionable to face the Heat on Saturday as he deals with an ankle injury.

    Derrick Favors is beginning to hit his stride and Brandon Ingram is nearing his return so Okafor is unlikely to get a lot of many minutes if he were to return. He is someone to keep in the back of your mind for when he does draw a spot start.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Lonzo Ball
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Lonzo Ball (right adductor strain) is questionable for Saturday against the Heat.

    Ball has a fair chance to return to the lineup on Saturday as was his previous trajectory. The Pelicans are getting closer to full strength minus Zion so be prepared for everyone's stats to balance out as a result. At least we have not seen a major injury hit Ball this year, yet.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Larry Nance Jr.
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr. is slated to see a hand specialist on Saturday after injuring his left thumb in Thursday's game.

    The Cavs are already thin in the frontcourt so this could have big ramifications for the rotation. Nance was wearing a thumb wrap before getting hurt on Thursday and though he says he'll be fine, the Cavs will wait for more tests before updating his status for Sunday's game. So far, Nance is cruising along with top-115/90 value in 24.3 mpg.

    Source: Cleveland.com

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (ankle) will play on Friday against the Kings.

    KCP was upgraded throughout the day and might have a decent opportunity in front of him with Avery Bradley out for the next week at least. He can hold low-end appeal thanks to his steals and threes, but Caldwell-Pope has had a pretty bad start to the year and isn't worth a look outside of deeper leagues for now.

    Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter