• Rodney Hood
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    Rodney Hood (illness) is probable to play against the Nets on Thursday.

    Hood will bolster Portland's bench but isn't much of a fantasy target. He'd have a chance with some more consistent performances but only owners in deep leagues need to pay any attention here.

    Source: Jay Allen on Twitter

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  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic (right ankle sprain) will miss Friday's game against the Rockets and Al-Farouq Aminu (torn meniscus) will also join him on the sidelines.

    Vucevic is creeping closer to a return to action so hopefully you will be able to activate him for next week. This will be his 11th game missed. We have not received much information on Aminu so you can assume he still has a fair bit of time before his return.

    Source: Magic PR on Twitter

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz is probable with an illness for the Magic-Rockets matchup on Friday.

    Fultz should be able to suit up for this one, and he will be busy chasing after Russell Westbrook all night. He has had a couple of rough nights most recently, but he was on a roll delivering late-round value and that is his likely path forward as the starting point guard.

    Source: Magic PR on Twitter

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap is questionable to face the Thunder on Saturday as he recovers from a right quadriceps strain.

    The Nuggets face a back-to-back over the weekend so Millsap's availability for Sunday has to be in question as well. If Millsap were to miss any games it would open the door for Jerami Grant who stepped right through to have a great game on Thursday against the Blazers.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (illness) is being listed as probable for Friday's tilt with the Magic.

    Rivers should be able to give it a go on Friday, but may still see limited minutes. He has been getting a lot of run, but has been dealing with shaky shooting that is holding down his fantasy value. Until we know he is fully healthy and can handle major minutes he is not worth streaming. The emergence of Ben McLemore and Eric Gordon's eventual return have only complicated Rivers' situation.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Terrance Ferguson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Terrance Ferguson is making progress, but his right hip issue will keep him out on Saturday against the Nuggets according to head coach Billy Donovan.

    Abdel Nader will get extra minutes in Ferguson's absence, but he is not much of a fantasy factor. Ferguson does not move the needle either unless you are in the deepest of leagues and have an injury spot to slot him into.

    Source: Erik Horne on Twitter

  • Allonzo Trier
    PG, New York Knicks

    Allonzo Trier (concussion) has been ruled out of his next two games vs. the Kings and Nuggets.

    He was doubtful just a couple of hours ago but it looks like the Knicks are going to play things safe with him. Kadeem Allen is being summoned to play in the game vs. the Knicks with Trier and Wayne Ellington also out.

    Source: Marc Berman on Twitter

  • JaMychal Green
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    JaMychal Green (tailbone) has been ruled out on Friday vs. the Wolves.

    This will be Green's fifth straight missed game and he will join Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams and Landry Shamet on the sideline tonight. The Clippers will be very short handed but with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George they're still better equipped than most teams.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. is once again being listed as probable with injuries to his abdomen, tailbone and head, and will likely suit up Friday’s matchup against the Hornets.

    We’re only writing this blurb to note the sloppiness with which injury reports out of Chicago are being written. Carter’s specific injury this time is “left abdomen surgery.” Of course, Carter underwent sports hernia surgery in early July and there is a possibility that he’s dealing with some residual discomfort, but there’s no reason to read too deeply into what may be another one of Jim Boylen’s convoluted motivational tactics. The Bulls had 11 players on their injury report earlier this week and only three players ended up sitting out the game. Carter himself has only missed one game this season despite being listed on the report for every single game. Be very skeptical of the Bulls’ injury reports moving forward.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook will play on Friday vs. the Magic and likely rest on Saturday vs. the Pistons.

    The Rockets are just trying to keep Westbrook fresh and they probably feel like they can beat the Pistons without him. Expect Austin Rivers and Ben McLemore to get some more opportunity with Westbrook out on Saturday.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Eric Paschall
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Eric Paschall (sore left hip) has been ruled out on Friday vs. the Jazz.

    He was doubtful coming into this one so this is no surprise. Expect Glenn Robinson and Alec Burks to pick up some extra minutes in his absence.

    Source: NBA Injury Report