• Lance Thomas
    SF, New York Knicks

    The Knicks remain in touch with Lance Thomas, and the New York Post reported that Thomas is a "favorite" to take the team's last roster spot.

    The Knicks waived Thomas for salary reasons but it's been said consistently that they'd be interested in bringing him back because of his attitude and mentorship abilities. If Thomas can't find a better deal on the open market, it would not be surprising to see him back in New York.

    Source: SNY

Fantasy News

  • 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

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Porter Jr. (left hip contusion) will play on Thursday against the Heat.

    Porter Jr. hurt his hip during Tuesday's loss against the Sixers but it won't cause him to miss any ball games. Expect Porter Jr. to have his typical role off the bench but he is only producing value just inside the top 300 at this time. He does have a higher ceiling than some other players around that value due to the fact that he will likely improve as he gets more seasoning his first year in the NBA.

    Source: NBA Injury Report