• Will Barton
    G, Denver Nuggets

    Mike Malone said that Will Barton is "progressing well" and that they hope to have him back in the next couple of weeks.

    Barton underwent surgery on October 23 and was scheduled to be re-evaluated six weeks from then, which means he'll get another look next week. It's probably time to consider scooping him up in any formats where he was dropped, as while it'll take Barton a week or two to get back up to speed, he's a solid middle-round player once he finds his sea legs again.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Lonzo Ball
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Lonzo Ball will not face the Clippers on Thursday due to his right adductor strain.

    This isn't surprising, as he was not expected to return prior to Saturday. Kenrich Williams should remain in the starting lineup for now.

    Source: Will Guillory on Twitter

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said that Brandon Ingram will be a game-time decision on Thursday due to right knee soreness.

    It's positive news that Ingram could possibly return already. He missed Monday's contest after the knee began bothering him following practice.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Myles Turner
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner is making progress with his sprained right ankle but is still considered day-to-day.

    At this point, he seems unlikely to play on Friday. JaKarr Sampson has been starting recently with T.J. Leaf coming off the bench, but neither has really distinguished himself in the last couple of games.

    Source: Scott Agness of The Athletic

  • Jeremy Lamb
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Jeremy Lamb has been doing light workouts as he rehabs his sprained left ankle and is unlikely to be available on Friday.

    Lamb hasn't appeared in a game since November 5. Expect Aaron Holiday to start as long as Lamb is absent.

    Source: Scott Agness of The Athletic

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid will miss Wednesday's game against the Magic due to left knee soreness.

    It sounds like this is a load management situation for Embiid. He should be back shortly, but in the meantime Mike Scott and Kyle O'Quinn are likely to see more time on the court.

    Source: Paul Hudrick on Twitter

  • Trey Burke
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Trey Burke is considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic due to calf tightness.

    Burke missed Tuesday's game with the same ailment. It looks like Burke will go through pregame to determine whether he will be available, but he's not a recommended play.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis will miss Wednesday's game against the Warriors with shoulder and rib soreness.

    The issues are not considered serious, but this obviously impacts the Lakers' rotation. Kyle Kuzma and Dwight Howard should receive more playing time for at least one night.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Dwayne Bacon is doubtful for Wednesday’s game against the Grizzlies, due to right knee soreness.

    Bacon only played 13 minutes on Tuesday and that might had to do with the current injury status. Devonte' Graham and Malik Monk will see additional minutes while Bacon should be dropped in standard leagues.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Daniel Theis
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Daniel Theis went through shootaround this morning and Brad Stevens said “there’s at least a chance” he will play on Wednesday against the Wizards.

    This is not a very helpful piece of information actually as the center situation in Boston remains murky. Robert Williams and Enes Kanter seem to be behind Theis at the moment but the situation is volatile and injuries, together with matchups, make it hard to trust any of them.

    Source: Celtics PR on Twitter

  • Gary Clark
    PF, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets have recalled Gary Clark and Isaiah Hartenstein from their G League affiliate on Wednesday.

    Houston is currently struggling with injuries as Eric Gordon is expected to have surgery and will miss the next six weeks, while Danuel House is doubtful with a back issue. Clark will certainly get some minutes and he might deserve a look in deeper leagues while Hartenstein will be providing some insurance depth.

    Source: Alykhan Bijani on Twitter