• Harrison Barnes scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting (including three treys) with eight rebounds and one assist in the Warriors’ 112-101 win over the Spurs on Thursday.

    Three more games — three more wins needed for the Warriors to take down the 1996 Bulls.  They travel to Memphis for Saturday’s game and then go to San Antonio for the SEGABABA on Sunday in a rematch. Gregg Popovich says he’s playing a normal rotation in that game, and if the Warriors have won both of those games they return home for yet another rematch against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.  Barnes has been great for owners lately and no we’re not entirely comfortable that he will keep it going. 

Fantasy News

  • 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

  • Ian Mahinmi
    C, Washington Wizards

    Ian Mahinmi (right foot soreness) is questionable for Friday's game.

    Mahinmi held the fort admirably while Washington dealt with a glut of frontcourt injuries but now that Thomas Bryant and Moritz Wagner are back, he's only an option in the deepest of leagues if he plays.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Alfonzo McKinnie
    SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Alfonzo McKinnie (left foot plantar fasciitis) will not play on Friday.

    McKinnie inked a four-year deal with the Cavs after getting waived by the team initially, though he's still only getting 14.3 mpg on the season. That's not enough to spread around the rotation and anyone to emerge as a fantasy option.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ante Zizic
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Ante Zizic (illness) is probable to play on Friday.

    Zizic was sidelined by a case of vertigo that the Cavs termed a vestibular condition, and even if he's unlikely to see many minutes it's good to know that he's approaching a clean bill of health. The trade deadline couldn't have gone worse for Zizic's prospects, so he's waiver wire material.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back tightness) will sit out Thursday's game against the Nets.

    Simmons first reported the issue at yesterday's practice and it's enough to keep him out of the Sixers' first game back as they scrap for home court in the first round. More treatment wasn't enough to get him ready for this one and it should mean more minutes for guys like Alec Burks, Raul Neto and Furkan Korkmaz off the bench. Maybe Al Horford returns to the starting five, too.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    A foot specialist confirmed that Marvin Bagley aggravated his left foot sprain and the Kings announced that Bagley will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

    Bagley is without a timetable to return. He's increasingly difficult to hang onto in 12-team leagues that don't have an IR spot. Assuming he's re-evaluated three weeks from today, that gives Bagley about five weeks left in the season — add on the time he'll miss past the re-evaluation and the eventual ramp-up period should he actually return this season, and he might be up to full speed by the time most leagues are wrapping up. Richaun Holmes and Nemanja Bjelica will hold down the frontcourt minutes (when healthy), with extra room opening up for Alex Len, Harry Giles, Harrison Barnes and Jabari Parker.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter