• Free agent center Nene has agreed to a deal with Houston.

    Nene will back up Clint Capela at center and could also see some time at the four.  Nene averaged 19.4 minutes, 9.2 points and 4.5 rebounds last season, and should see about the same amount of run for the Rockets in 2016-17.  He’ll be a deep league option at best in fantasy.

Fantasy News

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond posted 18 points (7-of-11 shooting), 16 rebounds, four steals and two blocks.

    There's a misconception that Drummond's heart isn't in it as trade rumors continue to swirl, but you wouldn't know it from looking at his recent statlines. He's as solid a top-20 fantasy option as there is. Don't get bogged down in hypotheticals when assessing the value of your stud big man. Enjoy the ride with the durable Drummond and we can reassess his value if and when a trade involving him happens.

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Derrick Rose scored 21 points (8-of-21 shooting) with four rebounds and two steals.

    You can really ask for much more out of Rose, who's been a top-85 asset all season as the unexpected last man standing in the Detroit backcourt. Rose, or "Old Kendrick Nunn" as we like to call him, will continue to pour in points with nary a stat elsewhere, but tonight's modest peripherals were a nice touch. He's fine to roster, but rest-of-season value may not be guaranteed. Look to sell.

  • Adam Mokoka
    G, Chicago Bulls

    Adam Mokoka will be active for the Bulls on Monday against the Bucks.

    Mokoka has averaged 9.5 points and 5.7 points for the Windy City Bulls of the G League. He's just a depth player for now.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick (left hamstring) will play on Monday.

    Redick was already considered probable, so this is not surprising. He is shooting a stratospheric 46.5 percent from long range and has averaged 15.8 points per contest. That includes 3.3 made threes per game.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (lower back soreness) will not play on Monday.

    Derrick Favors has also been ruled out, making Jaxson Hayes a valuable short-term play. Okafor has now missed a week of action, so this seems to be a nagging issue for him.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) will not play on Monday.

    Favors is coming off two strong games but is unable to play. Jaxson Hayes will fill in for the big man. He's a solid play in daily leagues considering that Jahlil Okafor is also out.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Jrue Holiday
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jrue Holiday (left elbow tricep strain) is expected to play during Monday's game.

    Holiday has missed seven games in a row but it looks like he is on track to face the Grizzlies. He could eat into some of Lonzo Ball's playing time. In addition to the solid contributions in points and assists, Holiday has averaged 1.7 steals per contest this season.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (sprained right thumb) is being downgraded to doubtful for Monday's matchup with the Thunder.

    This would indicate that Rivers will miss this one. Ben McLemore is likely to see a few extra minutes if RIvers gets ruled out.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris (jammed right big toe) is considered questionable to return for Monday's game against the Wizards after exiting in the second quarter.

    Morris isn't out of the woods just yet, but this is a positive development as it isn't related to the left foot sprain that kept him out of the lineup for seven games before returning on Saturday. Keep tabs on the situation as more information rolls in. Christian Wood would be the biggest beneficiary if Morris were to miss time.

    Source: Rod Beard on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler is being ruled out ahead of Monday's matchup with the Kings due to right hip soreness.

    With Butler out, there will be a ton of usage and minutes to go around in the Heat rotation. One of Goran Dragic or Derrick Jones Jr. should enter the starting lineup, while the minutes will be dispersed amongst a handful of players.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter