• Russell Westbrook could not get it done against the Pistons, as he finished Monday night with 33 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists and seven turnovers on 11-of-21 shooting and 11-of-12 from the free throw line.

    For the second game in a row, Westbrook posted terrific lines with zero contributions in the defensive categories, however, he’s offset that by coming up big on the offensive end. He’s been red hot from the field, shooting a staggering 60 percent from the field on 25-of-42 over the last two games on a back-to-back set. He’ll continue to be a triple-double threat as the season rolls along. He’s a freight train on full steam ahead. 

Fantasy News

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw (fractured nose) will miss his second straight game against the Spurs on Sunday.

    McCaw is averaging 5.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.7 triples in 25.4 minutes this year but is playing even less lately with Norman Powell and Fred VanVleet both healthy so he can remain on the wire in all formats.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Terrance Ferguson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Terrance Ferguson (personal) will remain out for Saturday's contest against the Wolves.

    This will be Ferguson's fifth straight absence so Luguentz Dort should continue to start on Saturday. He has produced an underwhelming 6.5 points, 0.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.8 triples in 23.4 minutes filling in for Ferguson over the last four games so he can be ignored in all formats.

    Source: Joe Mussatto on Twitter

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams (left ankle sprain) is questionable to face the Wolves on Saturday.

    Adams sprained his ankle two minutes into Monday's game and has missed the subsequent two games. Noel has been filling in nicely but underwent surgery to repair a fractured cheek so if Adams remains out, the Thunder may need to give Mike Muscala and Darius Bazley all of the frontcourt minutes with Danilo Gallinari also ruled out.

    Source: Joe Mussatto on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel underwent successful surgery to repair a fracture to the zygomatic arch of his left cheek and will not play on Saturday against the Wolves.

    Noel basically fractured his cheek and the report adds that his status will be updated next week so this might be more than a one game absence. He is an absolute hold until we get another update as he has been a top-60 standard league player on the season and with multiple teams inquiring about Steven Adams, Noel's value could be even higher to close the year.

    Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown Jr. (right thumb sprain) is expected to play on Saturday against the Nets.

    Brown missed the last two games but should be able to get decent minutes on Saturday with Tony Snell and Reggie Jackson both ruled out. He has been a top-175 player in standard leagues this year in 27.1 minutes with 8.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.5 triples, shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 68.4 percent from the line.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond (lip laceration) is listed as probable ahead of Saturday's game against the Nets.

    Drummond was listed probable for Friday's game before eventually being ruled out so nothing is imminent but he should be very close returning after now missing the last two games. This would cut into the minutes of Thon Maker, Markieff Morris and Christian Wood.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Danilo Gallinari
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Danilo Gallinari (sore left thumb) will not play against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Gallinari is missing a back-to-back game now for the third straight time and it appears this will be the trend for the rest of the year. The Thunder have three more back to backs left this season with the last one occurring during finals week in most leagues. Darius Bazley and Mike Muscala should see plenty of minutes in Gallo's absence and even more so if Steven Adams is ruled out with Nerlens Noel ruled out already.

    Source: Joe Mussatto on Twitter

  • Tony Snell
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Tony Snell (body;flu) will miss Saturday's game against the Nets.

    Snell missed Friday's game with a undisclosed body injury but perhaps that was flu related. Although starting and playing in 26.4 minutes per game he is only useful as a three-point specialist in super-deep leagues. The Pistons starting lineup will look much different this game than last but Bruce Brown and Svi Mykhailiuk are expected to soak up even more minutes than usual with Reggie Jackson also out.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson (left lumbar spine; stress reaction- injury recovery) will not play against the Nets on Saturday.

    This is basically a rest day for Jackson after playing in the last two games following a three-month absence. He played better than anyone would have expected in those two games with 18.0 points, 5.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 triples in only 21.1 minutes. He was moved into the starting lineup last game and should be able to provide consistent late-round value as his workload increases but more recovery days are expected as well.

    Source: NBA.com

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden (bruised left thigh) is listed as questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Harden has struggled lately, shooting under 40 percent from the field in six of the last nine games. He briefly left Friday's game as his thigh tightened up and finished with probably his quietest game of the season on with just 12 points on 3-of-13 shooting with no three pointers. Austin Rivers, Danuel House and Ben McLemore may all see an increase in minutes if Harden has to miss any time.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter