March 6, 2019, 11:07 amRobert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
On Tuesday, interim Wolves coach Ryan Saunders admitted that the team thought they were getting back Robert Covington a little bit earlier in terms of the original timetable.
Prior to the All-Star Weekend, Saunders noted he was optimistic the Wolves would have a healthy team when they returned from the break. It still remains to be seen when RoCo will return from a bone bruise on his knee that’s kept him out for more than two months. Saunders added that there’s no specific “final hurdle” for Covington to clear before returning to action as he is just getting used to a bigger workload. Owners should continue to hold RoCo but expectations should be lowered as he is clearly not fully healthy yet.
Source: Twin Cities
March 23, 2019, 4:58 pmNicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets
Nicolas Batum (illness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Celtics.
With Cody Zeller and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist also out, the Hornets are down three regulars as their playoff hopes hang in the balance. We'll see if Dwayne Bacon can improve upon the four points, five rebounds and five assists he put up in Thursday's start.
Source: Hornets PR on Twitter
March 23, 2019, 4:49 pmDonatas Motiejunas - F - San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs are close to signing forward Donatas Motiejunas.
Motiejunas made his name with the Rockets but has been in China over the last two years. We're not expecting him to play much off the bench in San Antonio, and he'll likely need to outplay Dante Cunningham to be near the rotation at all.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
March 23, 2019, 4:45 pmNicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets
Nicolas Batum (illness) is now doubtful for Saturday's matchup with the Celtics.
Regardless of whether or not he plays, Dwayne Bacon will be in the starting lineup again. Batum has been an underwhelming late-middle round player this year and fantasy owners that need to get over the hump to survive a playoff matchup can feel free to move on.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
March 23, 2019, 3:22 pmTyler Johnson - G - Phoenix Suns
Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) will not play against the Kings on Sunday.
Johnson will miss his fifth consecutive game as Devin Booker will continue operating as the team's starting point guard. De'Anthony Melton has seen an increase in playing over over the last three with 24.0 minutes per game which is not quite enough for standard fantasy league value.
Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter
March 23, 2019, 2:23 pmJosh Jackson - F - Phoenix Suns
Josh Jackson (right ankle sprain) has been ruled out against the Kings on Saturday.
Jackson injured his ankle in the third quarter of Thursday's game and although it was not expected to be serious he does not offer enough upside to hold on to while in the fantasy playoffs. Mikal Bridges, Dragan Bender and Troy Daniels may all see a minute increase with Bridges being the only one you can trust in fantasy.
Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter
March 23, 2019, 2:16 pmNicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets
Nicolas Batum (illness) is questionable to play against the Celtics on Saturday.
Batum came off the bench for the first time in eight seasons last game in favor of Dwyane Bacon. Bacon put up four points, five rebounds and five assists in 19 minutes and might be in line for more minutes if Batum sits the next game out.
Source: Hornets PR on Twitter
March 23, 2019, 2:05 pmNoah Vonleh - F - New York Knicks
Noah Vonleh (right ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Clippers.
Vonleh will miss his fifth straight game and Mario Hezonja should pick up another start on Sunday. He has put up top-100 value with 13.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.3 triples in 27.8 minutes over the last four games and is an appealing fantasy option at the moment.
Source: Chris Iseman on Twitter
March 23, 2019, 1:57 pmDarren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers
Darren Collison (right quad contusion) is listed as questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday.
Cory Joseph has underwhelmed as the starter for Collison the last two games and it is actually Tyreke Evans who has shown signs of life with 19.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists over those last two games. He could be someone to consider if Collison is forced to miss any more time.
March 23, 2019, 1:47 pmRodney McGruder - G/F - Miami Heat
Rodney McGruder (left knee soreness) will miss his fourth straight game when the Heat take on the Wizards on Saturday.
McGruder provided some fantasy value earlier in the season but his playing time has since been erratic. With a return date still unclear, he can be safely ignored in most formats.
March 23, 2019, 1:41 pmJustise Winslow - F - Miami Heat
Justise Winslow (right thigh bruise) will remain out against the Wizards on Saturday.
Winslow will miss his fifth straight game. After being a decent low-end fantasy asset while healthy, he can be left on the waiver wire as the fantasy playoffs are here and his return date is unclear.