• Will Barton
    G, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton scored 17 points (7-for-11 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) to go with five rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's Game 5 win over the Spurs.

    Barton piled up a chunk of those stats in garbage time, but it's nice to see him reach his highest point total of the series nonetheless. The Nuggets are rolling now and they've got a chance to close out the series on Thursday in San Antonio.

Fantasy News

  • Allen Crabbe
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Allen Crabbe (personal reasons) has been ruled ahead of Friday's contest vs. the Magic.

    Crabbe is only averaging 14.6 minutes per game (nine games) since joining the Wolves and is off the fantasy radar.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Head coach Jim Boylen told the media that he is "hopeful" that both Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) and Denzel Valentine (left hamstring tightness) play in Saturday's game against the Knicks.

    Both players were assigned to the Bulls' G league affiliate on Wednesday and this report further confirms that they are close to a return. Continue to monitor the wire as more news will come Friday or Saturday regarding their availability. Wendell Carter Jr. is a must-own player across formats as he has proven to be a standard league value this season.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Otto 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

  • De'Aaron Fox
    PG, 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

  • Kelly 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

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, 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

  • Trae Young
    PG, 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

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, 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

  • Jarrod Uthoff
    SF, 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

  • Marc Gasol
    C, 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