• Kyrie Irving
    G, Boston Celtics

    Bleacher Report NBA insider Ric Bucher is reporting that Kyrie Irving may have narrowed his choices to the Nets and the Lakers in free agency.

    “It’s between Brooklyn and the Lakers,” Bucher said on FS1’s The Herd with Collin Cowherd. “I was told in the last 24 hours that Kobe has been recruiting Kyrie in particular, to get him to the Lakers. Everything I’ve heard I would still expect Kyrie is going to go to Brooklyn. He just bought a place in South Orange.” Bucher was among those who reported last year that LeBron James would leave the Cavs for the Lakers, and accurately pegged Kevin Durant signing with the Warriors in 2016. That said, Kyrie has a history of being unpredictable so it’s still hard to gauge what really may be next for the Celtics, the veteran point guard and the other franchises he is reportedly considering.

    Source: Ric Bucher on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela (right heel contusion) will be out for "weeks" according to Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce.

    The Hawks have little incentive to rush Capela and Dewayne Dedmon should see steady minutes while he is sidelined. Still, this is a longer absence than most observers would have expected. Capela is a double-double machine when healthy, but hopefully your league has an injured reserve spot if you own him.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) will not play on Thursday.

    Kennard's timetable is still unclear, but Reggie Jackson's buyout should give him added value when he rejoins the Pistons. Kennard has enjoyed his finest season to date in compiling 15.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • DeAndre' Bembry
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    DeAndre’ Bembry (hand) will be available for Thursday's game.

    Bembry had minor surgery for his right hand neuritis in late January. This will be his first game back since January 20. Cam Reddish could see a dip in minutes.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela (right heel contusion) will not be available for Thursday's game against the Heat.

    Capela hasn't yet made his debut for the Hawks. He averaged 13.9 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game before the Rockets traded him away. Dewayne Dedmon should continue to start in his absence.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Jacob Evans
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Wolves announced this morning that the team has assigned Jacob Evans, Omari Spellman and Jarred Vanderbilt to the Iowa Wolves, the team’s NBA G League affiliate.

    All of them were acquired at the trade deadline and they are unlikely to receive much playing time with the main squad.

    Source: Nba.com

  • Kris Dunn
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls announced this morning that Kris Dunn will continue his current rehabilitation program of his medial collateral ligament sprain for the next 4-6 weeks before progressing to functional training.

    A determination will be made at that time if additional treatment is required so it’s not certain that Dunn will be able to return to action this year. He is now a drop in standard leagues and the Bulls will rely on Tomas Satoransky and Coby White for the foreseeable future.

    Source: Nba.com

  • Aaron Gordon
    PF, Orlando Magic

    The Magic tried mightily to trade forward Aaron Gordon before last week's deadline, according to veteran NBA reporter Sean Deveney.

    The Warriors and the Suns were among the teams that spoke to the Magic but talks obviously didn’t materialize. Orlando is waiting for first-round pick Chuma Okeke as he recovers from ACL surgery, and his recovery could potentially spell the end of Gordon with the Magic. AG has taken a step back this year, sitting outside the top-150 in standard leagues but hopefully the All-Star break helps him get back on track.

    Source: Heavy.com

  • Nicolas Claxton
    PF, Brooklyn Nets

    The Nets assigned Nicolas Claxton to their G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets, on Wednesday.

    With DeAndre Jordan and Jarrett Allen healthy it’s gonna be hard for the rookie center to find any minutes. He is only a stash in dynasty leagues right now.

    Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter

  • Stephen Curry
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    After a full month of increasingly intense individual workouts, Stephen Curry joined on Tuesday his Warriors teammates on the practice court for the first time since last October.

    If all goes well next week, it’s conceivable Curry would immediately begin scrimmaging, with a possible return a few days later. The Warriors have 27 games remaining and after March 1st that number drops to 21. Their final 20 begin with a four-game homestand from March 5th to March 12th and, assuming there are no setbacks, it’s likely that Curry will return during that stretch. Make sure that he is not available in any leagues as he could be the difference-maker during this year’s fantasy playoffs.

    Source: Monte Poole on Twitter

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Greg Swartz of BleacherReport is reporting that Andre Drummond’s stay in Cleveland could be short, as, according to a former NBA general manager, the Cavs could move their new center this summer.

    Cleveland put together one of the most bizarre trade deadlines in recent memory by trading for Drummond and holding on to Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson. Drummond somewhat fits agewise with the Cavs’ young core of Collin Sexton, Darius Garland and Kevin Porter Jr., but his contract status is still up in the air as he has a $28.8 million player option for the 2020-21 season. Drummond seems to be a safe play on fantasy for the rest of the year, even after the expected coaching change, but his status beyond that seems to be up in the air.

    Source: Bleacher Report