• Jordan Bell
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jordan Bell has agreed to a guaranteed deal with the Wolves, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

    Michael Scotto of The Athletic is reporting that the deal is for one year and worth $1.6 million. Bell's upside was always obvious but he kept getting leapfrogged in Golden State due to lapses in focus and oscillating effort levels. This is a nice upside play for Minnesota, who will see if Bell can hack it as a power forward or backup center in the long-term as they try to rebuild the team to complement Karl-Anthony Towns. Bell's per-minute defensive numbers highlight an easy path to fantasy value, so he's a name to remember depending on how Minnesota sorts out its frontcourt rotation.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

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  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones (hip) isbeing listed as out ahead of Wednesday's game with the Cavs.

    Jones just can't get and stay healthy this season with only four games under his belt. When Jones does return he has defensive upside with some shooting, but his role is limited in a crowded frontcourt. Kz Okpala (Achilles) is also ruled for Wednesday's game. Both can be left on the waiver wire.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard (back spasms) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.

    With Lillard sitting this one out the offense will likely run thorugh C.J. McCollum while Anfernee Simons should get the start at PG and all the minutes he can handle. Both make for DFS value plays and Simons makes for an intriguing streaming option in a nice matchup. The newly signed Carmelo Anthony may see more usage than expected in his debut as well.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Josh Magette
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Josh Magette was present for the Magic's practice session on Tuesday.

    Magette has put up 18.4 points, 10.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.2 steals, and 3.0 threes per game in the G League this season and may have earned himself a spot on the Magic roster with his strong play to start the season. With that said, he likely won't see much time behind Markelle Fultz and D.J. Augustin to make a difference.

    Source: Magic Daily on Twitter

  • Caleb Swanigan
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Caleb Swanigan (ankle) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Suns.

    Swanigan is not in the rotation and can be ignored in fantasy leagues.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (sore right hamstring) will be re-evaluated in 10 days after Tuesday's tests revealed that his hamstring is not fully healed.

    A December return looks like the best case scenario for Payton who has appeared in just four games this season because of the hamstring issue. Frank Ntilikina and Dennis Smith Jr. will continue to hold down the fort in the meantime.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Dewayne Dedmon is not being listed on the injury report ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Suns.

    Dedmon has routinely been listed on the injury report with a knee issue, but has played in all 12 games for the Kings this season. Dedmon has seen his role and production diminish since Richaun Holmes was inserted into the starting lineups and can be left on the waiver wire in standard leagues.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • RJ Barrett
    SF, New York Knicks

    RJ Barrett (sprained left thumb) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Sixers.

    Barrett has had a solid season in the counting stats this year with 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.2 threes and 1.3 steals per game. Of course the caveat being that those numbers come with some of the worst percentages in the league and 2.7 turnovers per game. Barrett will have every opportunity to fix those issues this year and remains a must-own on a bad Knicks team.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (concussion protocol) is expected to miss Wednesday's matchup with the Cavs.

    Winslow hasn't played since November 5th due to the injury, and there hasn't been much clarity on the situation. Head injuries are tricky and we are now on the two week mark with Winslow.

    Source: Ira Winderman on twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic (illness) is expected to play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Owners can feel comfortable getting Dragic, who is averaging 16.1 points, 5.1 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 threes so far this year, back in their lineups. With Justise Winslow still out, Dragic will continue to see extra minutes.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • D.J. Augustin
    PG, Orlando Magic

    D.J. Augustin (dislocated finger) is expected to play against the Raptors on Wednesday after practicing on Tuesday.

    Augustin has averaged 9.8 points, 4.4 assists, 0.8 threes and 0.5 steals this year as he has seen Markelle Fultz take his starting PG job. Augustin makes for an option in deeper-leagues, but his ceiling is too low for standard leagues at this time.

    Source: Magic Daily on Twitter