• JaMychal Green
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    JaMychal Green was a bright spot in the Grizzlies’ 112-89 loss to the Cavs on Friday, scoring 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting with 10 rebounds, one steal, one block and one trey over 24 minutes.

    Green needed the All Star break with his various injuries and this was what optimists thought he could do entering the season.  The Grizzlies lack talent and if you want to take a flier on him the expectation should be in the top-100 range if he hits. 

Fantasy News

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Luke Doncic (right ankle soreness) will not play against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Doncic missed seven games with the injury earlier this month so the Mavs are likely being cautious as this is the second game of a back-to-back. With Kristaps Porzingis also ruled out for this one and Seth Curry questionable, the Mavs will need to find offense elsewhere. Jalen Brunson will likely replace Doncic in the starting lineup while Tim Hardaway Jr. will be expected to take on much of the scoring load for Saturday's game.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Alfonzo McKinnie
    SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Alfonzo McKinnie (left foot plantar fasciatis) will not play on Saturday against the Heat.

    McKinnie will miss his second straight game but has only played 14.3 minutes per game this season so there should be no fantasy implications anyway. The the addition of Andre Drummond and with Kevin Porter expected to get more run going forward, McKinnie's role may decrease even further.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (right Achilles soreness) will not play against the Heat on Saturday.

    Love missed the last pre-All-Star break game with the injury but returned to action on Friday so maybe he is just sitting because this is the second game of a back-to-back. On the other hand, Love had a very poor showing on Friday with only nine points and one rebound in 23 minutes so maybe there is something more to that. Andre Drummond, Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance all posted fantasy friendly lines in Friday's game and although this might be an annoying situation for Nance and Thompson going forward, we would hold for now.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (leg contusion) is being listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Jazz.

    There was some hope Gordon could return for this one after missing the prior three and this update does not rule that out. Gordon was a fringe standard league player as a three-point specialist prior to the additions of Jeff Green and DeMarre Carroll so he can be left on the waivers unless three-pointers is the only thing your team needs as he is averaging 3.2 of those per game this year.

    Source: Alykhan Bijani on Twitter

  • Adam Mokoka
    G, Chicago Bulls

    Adam Mokoka has been called up by the Bulls head of Saturday's game against the Suns.

    Mokoka will provide emergency depth for the Bulls but has only appeared in six games for them thus far at 3.6 minutes per so not much is expected here. For what it's worth, the undrafted rookie wing is averaging 10.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.6 triples in the G League this season with a 37.5/31.8/70.0 shooting line.

    Source: Tony Gill on Twitter

  • Luke Kornet
    PF-C, Chicago Bulls

    Luke Kornet (left ankle sprain) will not play against the Suns on Saturday.

    Kornet has underwhelmed as the Bulls' starter over the last 14 games and disappeared in the two games since his 25-point outburst against the Sixers right before the All-Star break. Daniel Gafford will draw the start on Saturday and might be viewed as a short-term blocks specialist while splitting time with Luke Kornet until Wendell Carter Jr. returns.

    Source: Tony Gill on Twitter

  • DeAndre' Bembry
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    Deandre Bembre (abdominal pain) will not play against the Mavs on Saturday

    Bembre was originally listed as doubtful so this is no surprise although we have yet to learn about any details on this injury. This will be Bembre's 15th consecutive game on the shelf as the first 13 were related to a hand injury which he has now recovered from.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back tightness) will be available for Saturday's game against the Bucks.

    Simmons missed Thursday's game and Sixers gave starts to both Glenn Robinson III and Raul Neto. With Simmons back and Al Horford now officially with the second unit, it is unclear whether it will be Robinson or Neto who will stick with the starters of the Sixers go back to Furkan Korkmaz. In any case, coach Brett Brown said he does not want to commit to a single starting unit. If even if Korkmaz, Robinson or Neto can win the final starting position outright, it is unlikely any of them can carve out standard league value with the scoring and depth the Sixers possess.

    Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter

  • Khyri Thomas
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Khyri Thomas (foot surgery) returned to action on Friday after missing a little over two months.

    Thomas played 22 minutes for the Pistons' G League affiliate, posting 27 points on 10-of-26 shooting with seven triples, seven rebounds, one assist and no turnovers. He should be back with main team soon but the 2018 second round pick can be ignored in fantasy circles.

  • Malcolm Miller
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors have sent Malcolm Miller to the G League for their game on Saturday.

    There are no fantasy implications here as Miller has averaged only 5.1 minutes for the Raptors this season across 23 games. Undrafted in 2015, this is Miller's third season in the Raptors' system. He has not played much in the G League this season either as Saturday will only be his third appearance for the team.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter