• Andrew Nicholson scored 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting with five rebounds, three assists and one block in 25 minutes off the bench on Thursday against the Pacers.

    Nicholson has been good lately and tonight is a continuation of that.  Ersan Ilyasova (shoulder) was available but did not play tonight and maybe Scott Skiles is going to let Nicholson go here.  It’s hard to see him keeping things up, but he’s worth a look if you need a big. 

Fantasy News

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw (illness) is doubtful to play on Friday.

    McCaw's absence should open up more minutes for Terence Davis and Matt Thomas, though McCaw is not a fantasy option himself even when healthy.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Saric (left ankle sprain) is probable to play on Friday.

    Saric has fallen off the map a bit, dipping in and out of a solid rotation role even before getting hurt. He's been out for the last seven games and his return will have Mikal Bridges fantasy owners sweating pretty good. We'll see if the Suns avoid a value-killing timeshare.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Elie Okobo
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Elie Okobo (left ankle sprain) is probable for Friday's game.

    Okobo was injured in Phoenix's last game before the break but was able to play through it so this is no surprise. He's not on the fantasy radar.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder and miss the rest of the season.

    Irving was trying to treat his ailing shoulder to avoid missing the rest of the year, but ultimately could not stave off the procedure. He can be dropped in all redraft formats while Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert are the big winners. Irving should be ready for next season, when the Nets will try and put together a title run behind Kyrie and Kevin Durant. GM Sean Marks said that Irving is expected to be ready for summer workouts.

    Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes (left hip soreness) is listed as probable for Friday's game.

    Baynes has been out since mid-January, but he's returning at the same time as Deandre Ayton which eliminates all fantasy value. Either way, after 13 games on the shelf, Baynes should help stabilize Phoenix's defense even if he's not a fantasy factor.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Edmond Sumner
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Edmond Sumner (sore hip) is questionable to face the Knicks on Friday.

    Sumner started the year as Indiana's backup PG but a right hand fracture put him at the back of the line. Healthy or otherwise, Sumner isn't much of a fantasy asset these days.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Mike Conley
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Mike Conley (rest) will not play on Friday.

    A rest game coming out of the All-Star break is a funny look, but the Jazz go back-to-back and play Houston on Saturday, which is far more meaningful than tomorrow's tilt with the Spurs. Expect extra touches to funnel to Joe Ingles in that one.

    Source: Tony Jones on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle soreness) is probable to play on Friday against the Raptors.

    Ayton should be returning from a two-game absence. He's been dynamite whenever he's been available this season and that shouldn't change going forward. Expect Ayton to deliver early-round lines on a nightly basis.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • TJ Warren
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers are listing TJ Warren (sore back) as questionable for Friday's game.

    Warren was healthy heading into the break, and on a nice little run to boot. Victor Oladipo hasn't been good enough to start affecting Warren's offensive output just yet but that time will come. He should still hold middle-round value either way. If he's unable to play tomorrow, look for Doug McDermott to be the big beneficiary.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Thomas Bryant
    C, Washington Wizards

    Thomas Bryant (right foot soreness) is questionable to play on Friday.

    Bryant sat out the four games before the All-Star break but was able to go through practice on Wednesday, so we're cautiously optimistic that he can get back on the floor tomorrow. He's been a slight letdown with just top-100 standing this season, but he belongs in all lineups whenever he's active.

    Source: NBA Injury Report