• J.J. Barea (groin) has been ruled out, while Deron Williams (sports hernia) is listed as doubtful to play in Game 2 on Monday against the Thunder.

    Well that’s not good news for the Mavs’ chances of even being competitive. Barea’s status is uncertain for the remainder of the series. The Mavs need both Barea and Williams to get healthy enough to play or this series might be over very quickly. If Williams is unable to go, Raymond Felton would in line for huge minutes and would make for a good DFS play. Devin Harris and Justin Anderson would also see more minutes.

Fantasy News

  • George Hill
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    George Hill (left hamstring strain) is not on the injury report for Thursday's game.

    Hill had missed the previous seven games before the All-Star break but should be good to go tomorrow. He's a deep-league option and is the rare point guard who is actually a boost to efficiency.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kyle Korver
    SF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Kyle Korver (back soreness) will not play on Thursday.

    Korver's been on and off the injury report all year long and isn't a fantasy option in just about any format.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • John Beilein
    , Cleveland Cavaliers

    John Beilein has officially resigned as the head coach of the Cavs.

    Beilein is walking away just months into a five-year deal, with his tumultuous tenure making it painfully clear that the Cavs have plenty of problems to work through. He had serious troubles connecting to the Cavs, with squabbles erupting all over the place, even down to the terminology of his playbook. Beilein has been given a different role in the organization while JB Bickerstaff will take over the coaching job.

    Source: Cleveland Cavaliers on Twitter

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns (left wrist) did not practice on Wednesday and will miss some upcoming games.

    No word on how long Towns will be out, but fantasy GMs have to be sweating after KAT already missed a big chunk of time with a nebulous injury earlier in the year. Naz Reid and James Johnson split the center minutes when Towns sat before the All-Star break and look to be your pickups of choice. There's no guarantee that either holds 12-team value but both are worthwhile fliers, with Johnson's game more well-rounded.

    Source: Chris Hine on Twitter

  • Skal Labissiere
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks will re-evaluate Skal Labissiere (left knee articular cartilage lesion) in two weeks.

    Labissiere has been sidelined since the end of January and while he doesn't figure to play a huge role in Atlanta, this still isn't great news for a player that's looked like a legitimate rotation option this season. It's safe to leave Skal on the wire in just about all leagues.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Clint Capela (right heel) will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Earlier today Lloyd Pierce said that Capela would be out "weeks" so this just gives a slightly better timeline for us to work with. It sounds like the Hawks will take it easy on a player that they view as a long-term contributor, and this update gives Dewayne Dedmon at least two more weeks of fantasy viability.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter

  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Jabari Parker (right shoulder impingement) expects to make his Kings debut on Thursday.

    If Parker plays against the Grizzlies tomorrow, it'll mark his first game since January 2. He should factor into the forward mix in Sacramento but is not a standard-league option until we see what his typical workload might look like.

    Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter Jr. (foot) will not play during Thursday's game.

    Porter has returned to practice but isn't quite ready for game action. He has missed more than three months but should be able to help fantasy owners down the stretch.

    Source: Rob Schaefer on Twitter

  • Chandler Hutchison
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Chandler Hutchison (shoulder) will not play on Thursday.

    This is an unexpected development, and the Bulls were pretty depleted in the first place. Keep running Thaddeus Young out there until the team gets healthy.

    Source: Rob Schaefer on Twitter

  • Denzel Valentine
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Denzel Valentine (left hamstring tightness) will not be available for Thursday's game against the Hornets.

    Valentine last played on February 2 and will remain on the sidelines. He holds very little fantasy value in the first place while playing just 12.2 minutes per contest this season.

    Source: Rob Schaefer on Twitter