August 23, 2017, 8:38 pm
According to Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times, Joel Embiid is not yet cleared for basketball activity.
Embiid’s 76ers teammate, Ben Simmons has been cleared which is obviously great news for Philadelphia. But after Joel Embiid’s long-awaited debut last season showed so much promise, fans are waiting with bated breath for Embiid to be healthy again. With a full 82 game season, Embiid would be a top fantasy play. In his 31-game 2016-17 campaign, the big man averaged 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds on 47% from the field. The former Kansas Jayhawk showed versatility, shooting 37% from deep.
February 26, 2020, 1:08 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Victor Oladipo (sore lower back) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game.
Oladipo hasn't played since leaving Friday's game but hopefully won't be out for much longer. He has struggled with his shot so far, but that can be expected after missing so much time. Aaron Holiday played 30 minutes on Tuesday in his absence.
Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 12:30 pmDe'Andre HunterSF, Atlanta Hawks
De'Andre Hunter (right ankle sprain) is not on the injury report and is expected to play during Wednesday's game.
Hunter had previously been listed as probable. He has averaged 13.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.6 steals in his last ten contests.
Source: Atlanta Hawks on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 12:19 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young (illness) is considered questionable for Wednesday's game.
Young has been experiencing flu-like symptoms. While nobody on the roster can adequately fill his shoes, Jeff Teague is likely to fill in if Young takes the night off.
Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 11:52 amCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Coby White has been stellar in his last three games, but Jim Boylen wants him focusing on defense, as well as to what he’s been doing on the offensive end, and that’s why starting is not an option right now.
White has been on fire of late, averaging 33.7 points (on 57.4 percent shooting), 5.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists while also knocking down 6.0 3-pointers per game on 58.1 percent. This kind of production is defining not sustainable while Wendell Carter Jr. and Otto Porter Jr. are expected back soon but you should enjoy the current hot streak.
February 26, 2020, 11:44 amWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. (ankle) and Denzel Valentine (hamstring) have been assigned to the Windy City Bulls in order to participate in Wednesday’s scrimmage.
Both guys seem to nearing a return and this is another step towards this direction. The Bulls don’t play again until Saturday but you should be looking to add WCS if he’s available in the waiver wire.
Source: Bulls PR on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 11:38 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (right groin strain) will be with the Blazers on their upcoming 3-game trip, but he is expected to miss "a couple more games", according to Jason Quick of the Athletic.
Lillard was expected to miss at least 3-4 games so there is a chance he returns at some point during the current trip. C.J. McCollum has been the biggest beneficiary in his absence with Gary Trent Jr. and Anfernee Simons also getting an extended run.
Source: Jason Quick on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 11:31 amFrank NtilikinaPG, New York Knicks
Frank Ntilikina will miss Wednesday's game against the Hornets due to a sore groin.
This will be the second consecutive game where Ntilikina won’t be able to play. Elfrid Payton is expected to be back though while Dennis Smith Jr. is getting the backup minutes for now.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 11:28 amMychal MulderPG, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors are signing guard Mychal Mulder of the G League Sioux Falls to a 10-day contract.
Mulder played with the Bulls in the Summer League and spent some time with the Heat in this year’s training camp. The Warriors continue to audition guys and Mulder is the next one who will have a chance to impress Golden State.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 9:01 amDion WaitersSG, Free Agent
Dion Waiters will have a meeting with the Lakers on March 2nd, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
After missing out on Reggie Jackson and failing to convince Darren Collison to come out of retirement, Los Angeles is still interested in bringing in another playmaker guard. As long as any player is a free agent as of March 1st, they are playoff eligible with their next team if they sign before the final day of the regular season. Waiters was waived by the Grizzlies after the trade deadline and he has been working out in the Los Angeles area.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 8:52 amJeff GreenSF, Houston Rockets
The Rockets have signed Jeff Green for the rest of the season.
Green is averaging 9.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game since joining the Rockets and both parties seem content with the fit. He has been playing backup center minutes and deserves consideration in deeper leagues.
Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter