• Gerald Green started for Luol Deng (hamstring) on Saturday against the Cavs, scoring 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.

    This is a rare ‘right down the middle’ game for Green who is usually either boom-or-bust.  As long as Deng is out, Green’s production is probably at a late-round level when you iron out the wrinkles.

Fantasy News

  • De'Andre Hunter
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    De'Andre Hunter (personal) will miss Saturday's contest against the Mavs.

    Hunter has been slowing improving as a fantasy asset, and we all know the minutes are going to remain stable for the rookie. If you have the space in standard leagues it is not a terrible idea to wait out this absence and see what Hunter can do to close out the year.

    Source: Hawks PR on Twitter

  • James Ennis III
    SF, Orlando Magic

    James Ennis will start for the Magic against the Mavs on Friday.

    Don't read too much into this maneuver as Ennis never brought much to the fantasy table in the past. His role will impinge upon Terrence Ross, who also will have to deal with the return of D.J. Augustin at this point. Just leave Ennis on the wire unless you are in a deep league.

    Source: Magic PR on Twitter

  • Patrick Beverley
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Patrick Beverley (sore right groin) was able to go through the entire practice on Friday with the Clippers.

    Beverley missed the past four games heading into the All-Star break, last appearing in action on February 5. Head coach Doc Rivers was pleased to report that this was one of the only times all year that the Clippers practiced with a fully healthy roster, and the team will want to keep it that way. That means Beverley will be handled with kids gloves the rest of the way and is unlikely to see minutes beyond the upper 20s on most nights. He's strictly a late-round value in standard leagues when healthy.

    Source: Rosalyn Gold-Onwude on Twitter

  • Paul George
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Paul George (strained left hamstring) fully participated in Friday's practice for the Clippers.

    Doc Rivers emphasized that the entire roster was healthy at practice for one of the first times on Friday. Getting Paul George healthy and in rhythm, as the season closes out will be a key point of focus for the rest of the season. Hopefully, PG13 is back without restrictions on Saturday but we're not out of the woods yet. It's been a challenging season and that is unlikely to change thanks to the All-Star break.

    Source: Rosalyn Gold-Onwude on Twitter

  • Dusty Hannahs
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Dusty Hannahs has signed a 10-day contract with the Grizzlies.

    Hannahs only played two games with the Grizzlies last year and is unlikely to be a regular contributor on this year's team either. He's not about to replicate the high quantity shooting figures he has put up in the G League this season.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Shams Charania is reporting that the Lakers have emerged as the frontrunners to sign Markieff Morris, while the Raptors have also expressed interest.

    Morris is shooting nearly 40% from 3-point land this season and fits nicely with most contenders as a depth stretch four. He should have his choice of landing spots and won't be on the open market for long, though it would likely take an injury on his new team for him to come near standard-league fantasy appeal.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris has greed to a contract buyout with the Pistons, per Shams Charania.

    This isn't surprising — frankly it's more shocking that the Pistons didn't move Morris, who is on a one-year deal, for a second-round pick at the deadline. He was a DNP-CD on Thursday so the writing was on the wall. Morris is currently shooting a career-best .397 from behind the arc and should generate interest from contenders in need of a stretch four. He's unlikely to hold legitimate fantasy value on a good team, while this opens up some breathing room for Sekou Doumbouya in Detroit.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter (left foot fracture), Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) and Denzel Valentine (left hamstring tightness) were able to participate in 3-on-3 at Friday's practice.

    All three players will have their statuses updated tomorrow but it sounds like they're all getting close to a return. Carter should reprise his starting role almost as soon as he's cleared, though there might be a small ramp-up period since he's been out for over a month. Porter has only played nine games this season and will need longer to get his conditioning back up to speed, while Valentine might come into some minutes on the wings with Chandler Hutchison sidelined once again. Carter will be a must-start option, while Porter's rough season makes him a solid flier but not someone that you necessarily want to be leaning on down the stretch in 12-teamers. The upside is definitely there, though. Valentine is only an option in deep leagues.

    Source: KC Johnson on Twitter

  • Chandler Hutchison
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Chandler Hutchison received a cortisone shot in his injured right shoulder.

    Hutchison missed over a month earlier in the year with a right shoulder strain, so this is not what anyone wants to hear. He was playing before the All-Star break but missed Thursday's contest and it sounds like he could miss a substantial period of time again. Ryan Arcidiacono started on Thursday but is only worth a look if you need assists in a deep league.

    Source: KC Johnson on Twitter

  • Luke Kornet
    PF-C, Chicago Bulls

    Luke Kornet sprained his left ankle at Friday's practice.

    There's no timeline for his return yet but we wouldn't expect to see him playing on Saturday. This opens the door for Daniel Gafford a bit, and if Wendell Carter Jr. can't return this weekend we should see Cristiano Felicio get some minutes if Kornet sits out.

    Source: KC Johnson on Twitter