• Stanley Johnson dropped a season-high 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting against the Nets on Sunday.

    Johnson broke out of his major slump and certainly would have bumped up his trade value with this performance. An outing like this probably isn’t sustainable for him, but it’s at least somewhat promising. A trade out of Detroit may be the best thing for him, and if that does happen, he’s someone to keep an eye on. Don’t bother picking him up as this point, though.

Fantasy News

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Bogdan Bogdanović is a gametime decision for Friday's game vs. the Nets as he deals with left hamstring tightness.

    Bogdanović has given the Kings everything they could ask for in De'Aaron Fox's absence. If he is out tonight the team will turn to Buddy Hield and Harrison Barnes to lead the offense, and minutes will trickle down to Yogi Ferrell, Trevor Ariza and Corey Joseph. Joseph will play through his left heel bruise tonight.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Dejounte Murray
    PG, San Antonio Spurs

    Dejounte Murray is returning to the starting lineup for the Spurs faceoff with the Sixers on Friday.

    Murray still has loads of potential and it probably has little impact on his workload whether he starts or comes off the bench. The more important factor will be when the minutes limit gets lifted, and if Popovich will let Murray and Derrick White take the floor at the same time.

    Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter

  • Hamidou Diallo
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Hamidou Diallo (left knee sprain) will take the court on Friday when the Thunder meet the Lakers.

    Diallo has had some solid games this year, and while he is inconsistent, opportunity is available on the Thunder. He is a decent streaming option who should also be considered in 14-team leagues for the moment.

    Source: Maddie Lee on Twitter

  • Chandler Hutchison
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Chandler Hutchison (shin splints) will be absent for the Bulls-Heat clash on Friday and is doubtful to face the Hornets on Saturday.

    Get Shaq Harrison in those DFS lineups folks. Hutchison would be getting the lion's share of small forward minutes with Otto Porter out, but for now they should all be heading Harrison's way. Harrison went nuts on Wednesday. Hutchison is traveling with the team to Charlotte but will be doubtful for that game as well.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Trey Burke
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Trey Burke will play on Friday vs. the Spurs, as he continues to overcome any lingering effects of calf tightness.

    Burkes is unlikely to emerge with any fantasy relevance on the Sixers. He's more of a 24 or 30-team target now that he is over the injury. He is still stuck behind Raul Neto.

    Source: Serena Winters on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes will miss his third consecutive game on Saturday versus the Wolves as he continues to be inactive with a right hip contusion.

    Baynes had been a fantasy darling before this injury put a stop to his breakout run. He has been getting ruled out before gameday throughout this injury, and you could still be looking at a week or two before his return. There is no clear cut winner with Baynes out so far, but continue to monitor the boxscores.

    Source: Chris Hine on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio (back spasms) is doubtful for Saturday's matchup with the Wolves.

    This would be his second straight absence due to the injury. Rubio has had plenty of injuries throughout his career and the Suns will probably exercise caution in treating the issue. Tyler Johnson, Devin Booker and Jevon Carter will see some extra minutes and ball-handling responsibilities in Rubio's absence.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Josh Okogie
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Josh Okogie (left knee soreness) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Suns.

    Okogie played through this issue all week already, and the Wolves are without Robert Covington (personal) and Jake Layman (left toe sprain) so don't count Okogie out yet. He's been up and down throughout the year, but has shown enough potential for consideration in 14-team leagues.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington will miss Saturday's game against the Suns for personal reasons.

    This will be a minor blip on the fantasy radar so hang in there for a game or two and be ready deploy RoCo back into your lineup once he returns to the team.

    Source: Wovles PR on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    As he is continuing to deal with a right hip flexor, Josh Richardson will miss Friday's matchup vs. the Spurs and is questionable for Saturday vs. the Heat.

    Furkan Korkmaz will have another opportunity with Richardson out on Friday, but he did not do much in the last game as he received 16 minutes. Matisse Thybulle may also see a bump in playing time.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter