• Trevor Booker gave his owners a little bit of everything in Friday’s loss to the Pacers, finishing with 10 points (5-of-8 from the field), 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block.

    Booker is having himself quite a year. He’s currently producing top-30 value on the year and over his last three games he’s been a top-20 players. He may not be inside the top-20 or 30 when the season ends, but it’s not out of question to see him land somewhere in the top-40. If for some reason Booker is still on your wire, go pick him up now. 

Fantasy News

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jae Crowder (right knee soreness) will not play in Sunday's game against the Suns.

    This was the expectation after Crowder was hit with the doubtful tag yesterday afternoon. De'Anthony Melton will get a slight bump in minutes and is worth a hold throughout the trade deadline. Melton has a top-90 value over the past month and Crowder is squarely on the trading block.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving (personal) will not play in Sunday's game against the Knicks.

    Coach Kenny Atkinson shared that one of his players was extremely close with Kobe Bryant and ruled Irving out in the same breath. We send our best wishes to Irving as this news must be hitting him harder than most. Spencer Dinwiddie will get another start, although the Nets' plan is still to bring him off the bench whenever Irving returns to the lineup.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • DeAndre' Bembry
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    No update has been issued with regard to DeAndre' Bembry's right hand neuritis and he is being listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Wizards.

    Bembry underwent a non-invasive procedure on his right hand and he was scheduled for a re-evaluation prior to Sunday's game, but we've yet to heard official word from the Hawks. Bembry has a very fantasy-friendly statistical profile–he's like a mini Draymond Green on the wings–but he simply hasn't benefited from a stable and sizable role on the rebuilding Hawks. If only the Hawks had thrown playing time in his direction as opposed to Taurean Prince's these past few year. Bembry's off the fantasy radar this season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kenrich Williams
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Kenrich Williams will miss Sunday's game against the Celtics with right lower back soreness.

    Williams has been injured more often than not over the course of the past month. He's off the fantasy radar, but even more so now that Zion Williamson is back in the fold.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jrue Holiday
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jrue Holiday (left knee soreness) is being listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Celtics.

    Holiday looks like he'll be good to go tonight, but keep in mind that he missed a few games with this issue back in October. He's dealt with a few minor injuries this season and, given where he was being taken in drafts, it's hard to argue against Jrue as one of this year's biggest fantasy busts. He still has a chance to correct course and top-40 numbers from your 2nd round pick is not a death knell, but the return on investment simply hasn't been there this season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • DeAndre Jordan
    C, Brooklyn Nets

    DeAndre Jordan (right middle finger dislocation) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Knicks.

    His teammate Nicolas Claxton has already been made available, so perhaps the Nets choose to rest Jordan one more game. His return won't matter much in fantasy, except that it would depress Jarrett Allen's fantasy value.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kobe Bryant
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kobe Bryant passed away in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California on Sunday morning, along with four other people who were on board.

    TMZ broke the report, which has since been independently confirmed by other media outlets. Bryant's helicopter suffered mechanical failure leading to a fire and a crash in the Calabasas hillside. There are no survivors. We at Hoop-Ball, as well as the entire basketball community, send our deepest sympathies to the Bryant family during this trying time.

    Source: NY Post

  • Gabe Vincent
    PG, Miami Heat

    The Heat have recalled two-way guard Gabe Vincent from the G-League on Sunday.

    This comes as we await updates on Jimmy Butler (ankle) and Kendrick Nunn (Achillies). We won't speculate too much into how this relates to those two, but this does mark Vincent's first time with the big club since signing his contract. He'd see some minutes if neither suit up, but probably not enough to get onto the fantasy radar.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • JR Smith
    SG, Free Agent

    J.R Smith is rumored to have a workout scheduled with the Lakers this week according to a report from Heavy.com.

    The free agent guard has been off the radar for a while, and should he actually get this work out it would seem like a case of former teammate LeBron James doing him a solid more than anything. It feels unlikely that he'd make the team, and even less likely that he'd have any fantasy relevance if he did.

    Source: Heavy.com

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray (left ankle sprain) will not play Sunday, and still has no timetable to return.

    This will be Murray's sixth straight missed game, and follows comments from head coach Michael Malone earlier this week that he's still "a ways off" from returning. Monte Morris returned to the bench after four relatively unsuccessful stints in the starting lineup. The Nuggets appear to be looking towards larger lineups that include Malik Beasley and Michael Porter Jr. in favor of traditional ones with Morris as the lead guard.

    Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter