• Serge Ibaka - F/C - Toronto Raptors

    Serge Ibaka will start at center on Tuesday against the Rockets, sending Marc Gasol back to the bench.

    Ibaka won't be bullied by Clint Capela, so he gets the nod against a quicker, lighter opponent. Gasol had started the last two games against Orlando and Detroit and the two figure to keep rotating in and out of the starting five depending on matchups. There's also the matter of Toronto's bench looking very stagnant on offense without Gasol around to orchestrate things, so keep an eye on that. Both players remain fine to plug into your lineups.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Donatas 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

  • Nicolas 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

  • Tyler 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

  • Josh 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

  • Nicolas 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

  • Noah 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

  • Darren 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.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Rodney 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.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Justise 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.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Chris Chiozza - G - Houston Rockets

    The Rockets have officially signed Chris Chiozza for the remainder of the season.

    Chiozaa is yet to make his debut for the Rockets and is not expected to get many minutes even if he does. The undrafted rookie is averaging 13.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.8 triples in the G-League.

    Source: Mark Berman on Twitter