• Derrick Rose finally returned to action for the Cavaliers on Thursday and scored nine points in 13 minutes off the bench.

    Rose played with a minutes limit as expected but performed well considering the amount of time he spent on the floor, chipping in three rebounds, an assist and a block. The Cavaliers have no need to rush him back, so expect his minutes to be increased in small increments moving forward. Rose will get some extra burn on nights when Dwyane Wade is rested, so he will get some extra opportunities to produce in those games. He’s worth an add in very deep leagues with the caveat that owners will need to be extra patient with the oft-injured guard.

Fantasy News

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Dwayne Bacon (right knee soreness) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. Detroit

    He sat out on Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies and the Hornets said that he'll test his knee pregame to determine his availability for this one. Stay tuned for updates closer to tip-off.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Blake Griffin
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Neither Blake Griffin (left hamstring, knee) nor Derrick Rose (right hamstring tightness) is not on the injury report for Friday.

    Both Griffin and Rose missed Tuesday's game after playing on Monday, which was likely a load management situation. Both are good to get back into lineups.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Andre Roberson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Andre Roberson (left knee) will remain sidelined on Friday.

    Roberson went through a non-contact practice last week but there haven't been any more updates. Consider him out indefinitely.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Dewayne Dedmon (right knee sprain) was able to practice on Thursday and Luke Walton thinks that he'll probably play on Friday.

    Dedmon remains questionable on the official injury report, but it seems like he'll be good to go if you need him. So far he's logging just 16.2 mpg this season and is only a deep-league value.

    Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap had a throwback game on Thursday, scoring 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists and two triples.

    Millsap continues to turn back the clock with his performances and he did so in only 27 minutes tonight. This is all with Jerami Grant (12 points, six rebounds, two blocks and two triples) also providing value. Mason Plumlee (10 points, seven rebounds and two assists) was actually vital in tonight's double-digit deficit comeback. The main guy to own right now is Millsap, but beware of his mileage.

  • Taurean Prince
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    Tauren Prince had an inefficient night shooting the ball on Thursday, going 5-for-15 from the floor on his way to 12 points with eight rebounds, two assists and two triples.

    Prince should be able to churn out some standard-league value while Caris LeVert (thumb) is sidelined for the next few weeks. He won't be as good as he was on the Hawks. but the points, triples and steals are still there and he's a top-90 player so far this year.

  • Joe Harris
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    Joe Harris scored nine points on 4-of-11 shooting with three rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer on Thursday.

    Harris was held to only nine points tonight and only attempted three shots from deep. He should be much better on the next one and while he won't light up the scoreboard, the triples should come at a higher rate.

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets to their 101-93 win over the Nets on Thursday with 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting to go with 10 rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers.

    Jokic's line is still under what he usually delivers and again, we're preaching patience here. He always takes a bit of time to warm up and there's no doubt in our minds that he'll be due for a top-15 finish.

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton played a game-high 38 minutes on Thursday, scoring 17 points on 8-of-17 shooting with six rebounds and four assists.

    Barton had another solid night scoring the ball and the Nuggets offense should have enough usage for him to provide some decent value. The Nuggets are actually sputtering on offense, ranked 22th in ORTG on the year and they'll need Barton to continue to be himself on offense.

  • Malik Beasley
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Malik Beasley sat out Thursday's game vs. the Nets with an illness.

    Beasley sitting gave more time for Monte Morris (19 minutes, 10 points, three rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a triple) and it's a known fact that Morris is standard-league value when he gets enough time. It's just a short-term injury though, so Beasley should be re-inserted again soon.