• According to Bleacher Report, a source from within the Lakers organization said that the team is confident it can move guard Jordan Clarkson if they team needed space for free agency in the summer of 2018.

    Every team is jockeying to position themselves for a franchise changing free agency next summer, one that includes potential names such as LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Paul George and DeMarcus Cousins. The Lakers are vying for a way to bring their storied franchise back into basketball prominence, and they have a great shot at landing a superstar or two, as George has been vocal about his Laker love and Westbrook has ties to the area. In order to accommodate, the Lakers must clear as much cap space as possible. If the Lakers shed Clarkson, they will have roughly $60 million in space next summer, which isn’t enough for two max deals, but it’s a start.

Fantasy News

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard (right groin strain) will not travel with the Blazers to face the Pacers on Thursday.

    This isn't a major surprise, as he was already expected to miss the next couple of games. However, he could rejoin the team later on the road trip. C.J. McCollum owners should have some big numbers on the way while Lillard is out.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk has been suspended indefinitely for violating the league's anti-drug program.

    Monk's suspension will last until he is deemed to be in "full compliance." Monk had been on a nice run in February, but this news certainly clouds his status going forward. His absence could provide an opportunity for Cody Martin to step up.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Saric will start Wednesday's game due to the injury to Kelly Oubre Jr.

    Saric scored 14 points in only 16 minutes on Monday. Sporadic usage has really hurt his fantasy value, but he could be a decent DFS play against the Clippers.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Norvel Pelle
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Norvel Pelle will miss Wednesday's game due to illness.

    It's an upper respiratory ailment. Pelle has rebounding and shot blocking ability but simply doesn't play enough to hold fantasy value.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (bruised right knee) will not play during Wednesday's game.

    Gordon was forced to leave Monday's game early. Ben McLemore should be the primary beneficiary of his absence.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Andre Drummond (left calf strain) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game.

    It has not been a smooth transition for Drummond after being traded to the Cavs.
    Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, and Larry Nance Jr. could each receive a small bump in playing time against the Sixers. Cedi Osman will likely be relied upon more as well.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Draymond Green
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Draymond Green (right pelvic contusion) is expected to play during Thursday's game against the Lakers.

    His return could mean fewer minutes for Kevon Looney and Eric Paschall. The Warriors have been very conservative with Green this season but he's worth owning for the rebounds, assists, and steals.

    Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  • Edmond Sumner
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Edmond Sumner (sore left hip) is considered questionable for Thursday's game against the Blazers.

    Sumner hasn't played since February 8. He's not worth owning in fantasy.

    Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo (sore lower back) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game.

    Oladipo hasn't played since leaving Friday's game but hopefully won't be out for much longer. He has struggled with his shot so far, but that can be expected after missing so much time. Aaron Holiday played 30 minutes on Tuesday in his absence.

    Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter

  • De'Andre Hunter
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    De'Andre Hunter (right ankle sprain) is not on the injury report and is expected to play during Wednesday's game.

    Hunter had previously been listed as probable. He has averaged 13.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.6 steals in his last ten contests.

    Source: Atlanta Hawks on Twitter