• Brandon Ingram
    F, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers have made Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and the 4th overall pick available in a potential trade for Anthony Davis but the Pelicans have made it clear that they want a package with three teams or more before they part with their All-Star.

    The Pelicans clearly hold the majority of the cards in this scenario as Davis is under contract for another season. They have received interest from multiple teams that have varying assets. The Lakers are intent on acquiring Davis and are seen as the favorites. If the Lakers can net a player that excites the Pelicans with the 4th overall pick, a deal may get done by the draft. The Lakers would be sending Ingram and Ball to the Pelicans, the Pelicans would send Davis to the Lakers, and a third team would be sending a player or future picks to the Pelicans in exchange for the Lakers 4th pick. The market value of that 4th overall pick may end up determining whether a deal gets done by the draft.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson (personal) has been ruled out for Saturday's game versus the Mavs.

    Johnson did not travel with the team and could ultimately end up missing more than one game. Kelly Olynyk and Meyers Leonard would stand to benefit the most with Johnson out.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (left hand contusion) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Pacers.

    Batum may be in line to see an increase in playing time with P.J. Washington expected to miss some time. If Batum sits the one out we should see a little more Dwayne Bacon and Malik Monk with Miles Bridges sliding up to play some four.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Marvin Williams
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    Marvin Williams (right knee soreness) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Pacers.

    The Hornets frontcourt will be thin after the news of P.J. Washington breaking his finger and being expected to miss some time. The Pacers have a big frontcourt and we could see the Hornets combat it by playing Cody Zeller alongside side of Bismack Biyombo for stretches.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • PJ Washington
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    P.J. Washington (broken finger) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Pacers.

    The one comes out of nowhere as Washington played 38 minutes in the last game and looked to be fine. He could have picked the injury up during practice, but expect Cody Zeller, Bismack Biyombo and Marvin Williams to see the biggest uptick in minutes on Sunday versus a Pacers' team with a big frontcourt. In a regular matchup we will most likely see Miles Bridges slide over to the four. A timetable has not been given, but Washington may be sidelined for a little while.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges with start for the injured Devin Booker during Saturday's game versus the Spurs.

    Bridges is worth a spot start and look in DFS, but we will see everyone in the starting lineup benefit from Booker's usage being distributed.

    Source: Suns PR on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (right knee surgery) has been cleared to start running and could still be able to return to play around Christmas.

    The Rockets, and Gordon, won't get into specifics but the original plan of a late-December return is still on the table. Gordon says he's feeling much better and it'll be interesting to see if his play improves as well. The sharpshooter was hitting just 30.9 percent of his shots before going under the knife.

    Source: Houston Chronicle

  • JaMychal Green
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    JaMychal Green (tailbone) is questionable for Saturday's game.

    Green has missed the last five games but does appear to be making some progress. He's been a solid deep-league play this season and has become a quality stretch four.

    Source: Tomer Azarly on Twitter

  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker (sore wrist) will not play on Saturday against the Spurs.

    Booker also missed practice on Friday due to a right forearm contusion, so we have some more clarity about the issue. Hopefully the injury doesn't sideline him into next week. Booker's absence will open up the guard rotation substantially, so players like Ty Jerome, Elie Okobo and Tyler Johnson should see more run, while the ripple effect could also benefit guys like Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson. Bridges is expected to start in Booker's place.

    Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers are listing JaKarr Sampson (back) as questionable for Sunday.

    Sampson has been out for nearly a month now and isn't worth tracking in all but the deepest of fantasy leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic (right ankle sprain) is questionable to face the Pelicans on Sunday.

    The general vibe is that Vucevic will be able to make his return tomorrow after missing the last 11 games, so fantasy GMs can keep their fingers crossed. Khem Birch will likely go back out of the rotation when Vuc is at full strength, while Mo Bamba's stock takes a hit — though he's worth holding onto in 14-teamers and beyond given his excellent play while Orlando was shorthanded.

    Source: NBA Injury Report