• Rodions Kurucs
    PF, Brooklyn Nets

    Rodions Kurucs is starting in place of Joe Harris (back) in Saturday's game against the Bucks.

    Kurucs saw a few starts while the team was banged up, but has been underwhelming this year. In a difficult matchup, Kurucs isn't a recommended streaming option.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

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  • Alen Smailagic
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Alen Smailagic has been sent to the G League and will not be available for Tuesday's game against the Kings.

    Smailagic averaged 10.2 minutes in the two games since the All-Star break and wasn't a fantasy option. Marquese Chriss (calf) and Draymond Green (pelvic) are both listed as questionable. If neither can go, Eric Paschall, Kevon Looney and the recently signed Dragan Bender will get all the run that they can handle in the Warriors frontcourt.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Coach Dwane Casey mentioned on Tuesday that Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) could potentially return to the lineup when the team returns from their western road trip.

    The Pistons have home games on March 4th against the Thunder and March 7th against the Jazz. If Kennard could suit up for one of these games, it would give him a week or two before the fantasy playoffs start, depending on your league's schedule. It's worth looking to stash him on your bench or an IR spot if you have the room and aren't fighting for a playoff spot.

    Source: Rod Beard on Twitter

  • Wilson Chandler
    F, Brooklyn Nets

    Wilson Chandler (personal reasons) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's matchup with the Wizards.

    Chandler has been seeing nearly 22 minutes per game over the past month but hasn't done much for fantasy purposes bringing back value outside of the top-200 during that time. He can be left on the waiver wire for now.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw (illness) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Bucks.

    Terence Davis would be in line for additional minutes if Patrick McCaw can't suit up for this one.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Ntilikina is looking likely to miss his second straight game. With Elfrid Payton probable for this one, Ntilikina would be pushed back to a reserve role if he can get cleared. Dennis Smith Jr. will again look to pick up extra minutes in this one.

    Source: Mike Vorkunov on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (sore right ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's contest against the Hornets after missing the previous two games.

    Payton should slide right back into the starting lineup, where he was on a tear before the break. Over the past month, Payton has provided top-20/30 per-game value in 9/8 cat leagues on the back of 13.4 points, 9.4 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game. Feel free to get him back into all lineups.

    Source: Mike Vorkunov on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker (left knee soreness), who has already been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Blazers, is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Marcus Smart will be in line for yet another start if Walker is unable to go, while Brad Wanamaker would again see additional minutes as well.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Brook Lopez
    C, Milwaukee Bucks

    Brook Lopez (sore back) is being listed as probable ahead of Tuesday's game against the Raptors.

    Lopez missed Monday's overtime win against the Wizards on Monday but looks to be ready to go on the second night of a back-to-back against the number two seeded Raptors. Robin Lopez, who started in place of his brother, will return to ar reserve role off the bench.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (sore knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies but expects to suit up.

    Gordon got the start on Monday with Russell Westbrook sitting, but left early and did not return. It looks like he shouldn't miss any time as a result, and will look to slot back in as a scorer off the bench. Gordon is averaging 14 points, 1.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.5 threes in two games since the All-Star break.

    Source: Cayleigh Griffin on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook
    Team, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook (sore thumb) is expected to suit up when the Rockets take on the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Westbrook missed Monday's game with the issue, but it was never thought to be anything more than for precautionary reasons. Westbrook cut down on his three-point attempts in early December and has been a per-game beast ever since, sitting on top-16/8 per-game value in 9/8 cat leagues over the past three months. Westbrook owners can also breathe a sigh of relief that the Rockets have just one remaining back-to-back set on the schedule.

    Source: Kelly Iko on Twitter