April 28, 2019, 2:02 pmStephen CurryG, Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) will play in Sunday's Game 1 vs. the Rockets.
This is great news for the Warriors as Klay Thompson's status is still in question and they'll need all the help they can get against the Rockets. Most people thought this would be a matchup saved for the Western Conference Finals but here we are a round early.
Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 4:21 pmOtto Porter Jr.SF, Chicago Bulls
Otto Porter Jr. has been ruled out well in advance to Saturday's game vs. the Knicks as he works his way back from a left foot fracture.
Porter Jr. has not played since early in November and was not standard league relevant in a nine-game sample-size. It is still possible for him to return soon but he will probably be ramped up very slowly. The Bulls' next game is on Monday vs. the Mavs. Consider Porter Jr. doubtful at best.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 4:12 pmDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox (lower abdominal tightness) is officially questionable to play in Thursday's game vs. the Thunder.
Fox left Tuesday's game for a brief stint but was ultimately able to return. Cory Joesph, Buddy Hield and Kent Bazemore could all see additional minutes if Fox misses Thursday's game. Continue to monitor the wire as we learn more.
Source: Jason Jones on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 3:42 pmKelly Oubre Jr.SF, Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. will be out indefinitely with a torn meniscus in his right knee.
It was also reported that Oubre Jr. is going to get a second opinion. It is unlikely that the second opinion will reveal anything different but it could be worth holding onto him until we get confirmation. Unfortunately, it does appear that he will be out for the rest of the season. Cam Johnson, Mikal Bridges and Dario Šarić will all see more opportunity with Oubre Jr. out.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 1:35 pmFrank NtilikinaPG, New York Knicks
Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) is doubtful to play on Thursday.
Ntilikina was the starter in New York at the beginning of the season but has faded with the return of Elfrid Payton, and now it's possible that he's lost the backup gig to Dennis Smith Jr. Frankie Smokes is only an option in the deepest of leagues when healthy.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 27, 2020, 1:34 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young (illness) stayed away from practice on Thursday.
No big deal here as Young dropped 37 & 11 last night despite the ailment. Hopefully he's feeling better soon.
Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 1:33 pmKevin HuerterSG, Atlanta Hawks
Kevin Hurter is dealing with a groin injury, per Lloyd Pierce.
No word on the severity of the injury but it's definitely not a great sign for Huerter, especially as Cam Reddish and De'Andre Hunter appear to be figuring things out. Huerter played just 28 minutes last night after topping 30 in each of the previous 15 contests, so his playing time will be something to watch going forward.
Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 1:25 pmJarrod UthoffSF, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies will sign Jarrod Uthoff to a 10-day contract.
Uthoff last appeared in the NBA in 2017, making nine appearances with Dallas back then. He's since played in Russia and the G League and will give Memphis a little emergency depth in the next week and a half.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 1:24 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol (left hamstring tightness) is making progress in his rehab but has no timetable for a return.
Last week Nick Nurse speculated that Gasol would need 8-12 games before the playoffs to get back into shape, and it looks like the Raptors might take it as slow as possible with the veteran big man as long as his playoff preparedness isn't in jeopardy. Serge Ibaka and Chris Boucher will continue to hold it down.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 1:10 pmLuke KornetPF-C, Chicago Bulls
Further testing has revealed a severely sprained left ankle and a fifth metatarsal fracture for Luke Kornet, who will miss 6-8 weeks.
This looks like the end of Kornet's season, and he can be safely dropped in all redraft formats. Daniel Gafford should assume Kornet's rotation role, while Wendell Carter Jr. will have less competition for minutes when he gets back on the court. Gafford's worth a look in deeper leagues for his upside as a rebounder and shot-blocker.
Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 12:54 pmEdmond SumnerPG, Indiana Pacers
Edmond Sumner (sore left hip) will not play on Thursday against the Blazers.
Sumner's been out for a week now and there's no sign of when he'll return. He was in the rotation to begin the year and could find a few minutes available now that Jeremy Lamb is out, but Sumner is unlikely to reemerge as a fantasy option.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter