• Donovan Mitchell
    PG/SG, Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell shot 6-for-23 and finished with 17 points (one 3), six boards, five dimes and two steals in a 103-92 loss to the Blazers.

    Gordon, who? Waiver Wire MVP Donovan Mitchell started a bit slowly out the gate but once he got rolling, he didn’t stop. He broke Damian Lillard’s record for most threes by a rookie and finished the season ranked top-55/45 (9/8-cat) with averages of 20.5 points, 2.4 threes, 3.7 boards, 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals in 79 games. He didn’t hit the rookie wall; it was more like a fence, though he obviously was tired with his free-throw shooting dipping below 70 percent over the last month giving him top-85 value over that span. Still, not too shabby. Spida needs to work on his defense, passing and decision making to take it to the next level but this kid is already a beast and the Jazz hit the jackpot with this one, especially considering they didn’t project him to be such a dynamic scorer.

Fantasy News

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns remains questionable with right knee tendinopathy, but he was on the court going through his usual pregame routine before the Wolves face the Thunder on Friday.

    Signs point to KAT being active in this one, and he has never been one to sit out due to minor injuries.

    Source: Alan Horton on Twitter

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew Wiggins (left thumb sprain) is questionable and will be a true game-time decision for Friday's game against the Thunder.

    If Wiggins is out Jeff Teague will be the lead perimeter play maker for the Wolves. Stay tuned.

    Source: Alan Horton on Twitter

  • Kyle Anderson
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Kyle Anderson (right heel soreness) is doubtful to participate in Saturday's game against the Jazz.

    It sounds like another missed game for Anderson, which means open minutes for Grayson Allen, Jae Crowder and Bruno Caboclo potentially. If you want to swing for a home run Caboclo is worth a streaming pickup as he can accumulate numbers rapidly when he gets on the floor.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Dillon Brooks
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Dillon Brooks popped up on the injury report as questionable for Saturday with right shoulder soreness.

    It would be disappointing to see Brooks miss time as he is getting plenty of touches with Ja Morant out of the lineup. Tyus Jones and De'Anthony Melton are going to get plenty of run right now, and are worth a pickup in most standard leagues.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    According to head coach Brad Stevens, Gordon Hayward (fractured left hand) is likely to return to practice on Sunday.

    Stevens had just said that Hayward should be able to return before Christmas, but if he is practicing already then he could be back a week or two before the holidays potentially. It will be interesting to see how the touches shake out when the Celtics have a fully healthy roster.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (lower back strain) is still questionable heading into tonight's showdown with the Wizards.

    If Winslow were to miss this one a lot of minutes would trickle down to Kendrick Nunn, Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson. Goran Dragić remains out so Jimmy Butler will be getting plenty of play making opportunities if Winslow joins him on the sidelines.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris will miss Friday's matchup vs. the Pacers due to a neck strain.

    Morris has not been a major contributor this season, but his absence will open up more opportunities for Christian Wood to have one of his always impressive big stat lines.

    Source: Rod Beard on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters is dealing with an illness that will keep him out of action when the Heat face the Wizards.

    Waiters will join Goran Dragić on the sidelines, leaving plenty of room for Kendrick Nunn, Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson to get more run against the Wizards. Waiters will keep on waiting for his first appearance on the floor this year.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Damyean Dotson
    SG, New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson (dislocated left pinky) should be good to go for the Knicks' matchup with the Pacers on Saturday.

    Dotson is no longer on the Knicks' injury report so don't hesitate to have him in your lineup. He is a scoring spark plug at times, and who knows what is about to happen with the Knicks after David Fizdale's firing.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Mike Conley
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Mike Conley is questionable for Saturday's tilt with the Grizzlies as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

    Conley is nearing a return which will likely end whatever boost in production we have been witnessing from Joe Ingles.

    Source: NBA Injury Report