• TJ Warren - F - Phoenix Suns

    Suns' head coach Igor Kokoskov said TJ Warren (right ankle bone bruise) is dealing with "chronic" pain in his ankle.

    Kokoskov said Warren's bone bruise is a matter of pain tolerance, but the Suns' second-leading scorer has been held out since undergoing an MRI back in November and it is seeming more likely than not he will be shut down for the remainder of the season. Fantasy owners have been holding Warren in hopes of him returning for fantasy playoffs, but at this point he is doing more harm than good taking up a useful bench or IR spot.

    Source: Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic

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  • 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

  • Kyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry (right ankle soreness) is questionable to play against the Hornets on Sunday.

    Although Lowry is officially listed as questionable, we are not expecting him to play as Nick Nurse said on Friday that Lowry should be back "sometime next week." Fred VanVleet should continue starting and is a great option standard leagues as he is averaging 15.3 points, 6.8 assists and 2.3 triples with good percentages over his last four game since coming back from injury.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Mike Conley - G - Memphis Grizzlies

    Mike Conley is not listed on the injury report ahead of Saturday's game against the Wolves.

    Conley sat out Friday's game from general soreness but is expected to be back in the lineup. He has put up second round value all season but has been especially hot over the last six games with 29.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 3.3 triples.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Joakim Noah - C - Memphis Grizzlies

    Joakim Noah (knee) is probable to face the Wolves on Saturday.

    Noah sat out on Friday on the front-end of a back-to-back and should be good to go on Saturday. He has put up low-end value this season and is averaging 11.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in the last four games. He doesn't provide much in other categories and with the rest of sitting out more games, you can probably find better options in fantasy. The Grizzlies have another back-to-back set next Saturday and Sunday.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Trevor Ariza - F - Washington Wizards

    Trevor Ariza (strained left groin) was not a participant in morning shootaround on Saturday.

    The Wizards take on the Heat on Saturday so it is highly doubtful that Ariza suits up and there is a decent chance he gets shut down for the season. Troy Brown Jr. picked up the start last game and put up 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and no other stats in 33 minutes. He could be given ample run to close the season but hasn't shown enough to be considered outside of very deep leagues for now.

    Source: Candance Buckner on Twitter

  • Malcolm Miller - F - Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors have sent Malcom MIller to the G-League on Saturday.

    Miller will play for the Raptors 905's final regular season game. He is averaging 10.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.6 triples in the G-League this season but has only appeared in six games for the Raptors, playing very limited minutes.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Justin Bibbs - G - Los Angeles Clippers

    The Clippers have signed Justin Bibbs to a second 10-day contract.

    Bibbs spent most of the first 10-day deal in the G-League and is yet to make his Clippers debut. The undrafted rookie out of Virginia Tech has G-League averages of 11.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.7 triples in 29.7 minutes.

    Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter

  • Tyson Chandler - C - Los Angeles Lakers

    Tyson Chandler has no plans to retire anytime soon.

    Chandler on his future in the league says, "I feel like I got a lot left.” He is 36 years old and averaged 3.1 points and 5.6 rebounds in 15.9 minutes across 54 games this year. He will be an unrestricted free agent after this season and the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year will hope to sign the veteran's minimum deal somewhere but no longer has value in fantasy circles.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • LeBron James - F - Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (sore left groin) returned from a one-game absence on Friday night and put up 25 points, nine rebounds, 14 assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in a 106-111 loss to the Nets that eliminated the Lakers from playoff contention.

    James went 8-of-25 from the field and 8-of-12 at the line while committing eight turnovers, but the real insult-to-injury part of the night came in the final minute when LeBron slipped out of bounds while driving the baseline. He came up limping after the play, so maybe it's more of an injury-to-injury situation. James returned to the game for a final offensive possession but was subbed out when the Lakers had to defend. With the Lakers' season over, we can expect more nights off going forward, especially after James appeared to get hurt again tonight.