• Edmond Sumner
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Edmond Sumner has agreed to a three-year deal with the Pacers.

    This was expected, as Indiana purposely did not pick up Sumner's $1.5 million option for next season so they could work out a longer-term deal. Sumner has developed nicely, if anonymously, since recovering from a torn ACL in his final season of college. He appeared in 23 games last season and held up well when the Pacers were dealing with lots of backcourt injuries, so it's possible he earns a rotation spot this year.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    According to Ian Begley of SNYtv, Mitchell Robinson is likely to play Thursday vs. the Mavs and will come off the bench if he does play.

    Robinson has missed the last two contests as he is in the NBA's concussion protocol. He will gradually work his way back into the starting lineup. Robinson has disappointed fantasy owners so far this season, but there is still plenty of time for him to prove that he was worth a mid-round pick. He is by far the best young center that the Knicks have and it will be in their best interest to let him get experience this season as the Knicks will likely fall out of the playoff picture.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Donte DiVincenzo
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Donte DiVincenzo will draw his first start of his NBA career on Thursday in place of the injured Khris Middleton as the Bucks take on the Bulls.

    DiVincenzo will get the first crack at filling in for Khris Middleton on Thursday and will have plenty of opportunity given Middleton was a key part of their offense and the team's second leading scorer (18.5 points per game). He is currently in competition with Sterling Brown and Pat Connaughton but seems to have the edge for the time being.

    Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor will not play on Thursday vs. the Clippers due to an ankle injury.

    Okafor could have seen more minutes in this contest if he was able to play as Brandon Ingram has been ruled out due to knee soreness. Expect Derrick Favors to play extra minutes on Thursday while Jaxson Hayes might also play some more.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Brandon Ingram has been ruled out ahead of Thursday's matchup against the Clippers due to right knee soreness.

    Ingram has been excellent so far this season in the games that he has been healthy enough to play. This game will mark his second consecutive absence and the Pelicans will likely be cautious with their leading scorer (25.9 points per game). Expect Derrick Favors and Kenrich Williams to see more minutes in this contest while rookie Jaxson Hayes might see a few extra minutes.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Dewayne Dedmon is questionable ahead of Friday's tilt against the Lakers due to a right knee sprain.

    Dedmon has not been playing as many minutes as many people expected after signing a 3-year/$40 million dollar contract this past offseason. He is not seeing enough minutes to produce value outside of very deep leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Trevor Ariza
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    Trevor Ariza is questionable to face the Lakers on Friday due to a sore right groin.

    It was previously reported that Ariza is currently day-to-day after exiting Tuesday's game early due to a groin injury. The Kings even recalled one of their two-way players, DaQuan Jeffries, in order to have insurance in case Ariza is forced to miss time. Expect Bogdan Bogdanović, Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes and Nemanja Bjelica to see more usage if Ariza misses this contest.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tony Snell
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Tony Snell (left hip flexor strain) is probable for Thursday's game against the Hornets.

    Snell has been a solid veteran piece for the Pistons so far this season as he has started every game for them. He doesn't have a high ceiling but as long as he is averaging 28.7 minutes per game, Snell has an opportunity to have low-end standard league value. With Blake Griffin back in the mix, there may be less opportunity for Snell and the rest of the guys outside of Andre Drummond, Luke Kennard and Derrick Rose moving forward.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jordan Bell
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jordan Bell (right shoulder sprain) is questionable to face the Wizards on Friday.

    Bell is only averaging 10.8 minutes per game and does not have value with that amount of time. He is best left on the waiver wire for now.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier is doubtful for Friday's matchup against the Wizards due to a right hamstring strain.

    If Napier ends up sitting out, this would be his sixth straight missed game as a result of this hamstring injury. The longer he sits out, the harder it will be for him to regain the backup point guard role as rookie Jarrett Culver has looked decent in the few games that he has been asked to pick up the slack. The good news for the Wolves is that starter Jeff Teague returned for their last ball game after missing four games.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jeff Teague
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jeff Teague is listed as probable ahead of Friday's contest vs. the Wizards as he is recovering from an illness.

    Teague was able to return to the court in a bench role on Wednesday after missing four games. The Wolves definitely missed their starting point guard as they were forced to use rookies Jarrett Culver and Jordan McLaughlin as Shabazz Napier was also sidelined with an injury. Expect Teague to play on Friday and possibly start barring any setback.

    Source: NBA Injury Report