• Nemanja Bjelica had his first good game in a very long time on Friday against the Jazz, scoring 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting (including three treys) with eight rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes.

    Bjelica was an easy fantasy target to avoid because he needed big minutes to get late-round value and he’s not very good, but it’s good to see him get a decent line under his belt after a year of struggles.  He ate into Gorgui Dieng’s minutes (11) tonight and the Wolves starters have been flat lately, but let’s wait a game before throwing out any red flags for Dieng’s value.  Andrew Wiggins returned after a shot to the jaw in the last game and put up 24 points in 37 minutes and is good to go for fantasy purposes.

Fantasy News

  • De'Andre Hunter
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    De'Andre Hunter (right ankle sprain) will play on Thursday.

    Hunter tweaked his ankle at practice but is good to go. He's been on a nice run of late but is only returning late-round value even then. He's a no-go if you care about FG% but low-end value isn't out of the question for Hunter down the stretch. It's just more likely that he's a better asset for deeper leagues.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • 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