• Joel Embiid (ankle) is still a game-time decision for Saturday’s game against the Suns.

    Embiid will warm up and see how things feel and we’ll pass along that news when it hits the wire.  And no, we won’t hit you with a Process name joke. 

Fantasy News

  • Glenn Robinson III
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    On Monday, Glenn Robinson III is questionable to take on the Blazers as he is dealing with a right ankle sprain.

    Robinson is an end of the roster option in standard leagues as he is an efficient option that does not hurt you in any of the percentages. If he could ever increase his usage rate he would be an exciting standard league play, but he has been offered every opportunity to do so on the injury-plagued Warriors already. Clearly he is just an end of the roster option if you can't find an exciting prospect. While he is out the minutes will be distributed throughout the roster. Jordan Poole, Alec Burks and Ky Bowman stand out as the most likely to benefit.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen is probable, as always, to play against the Bucks on Monday due to a left ankle sprain.

    You know the drill by now if you follow the Bulls' injury reports. They always throw the probable tag on a player if there is any sign of a problem. Markkanen will be out there and should be able to improve upon the late-round value he has been delivering so far this season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Suffering from a quad bruise, Cameron Johnson is questionable to take on the Spurs on Monday.

    Kelly Oubre Jr. (concussion) is on the verge of a return which would make Johnson's role largely irrelevant anyway. Johnson could get some minutes down the stretch this season, but for now, he's just a 3-point streamer if you are desperate for help on a slow schedule day. His role with the Suns is minimal for the time being.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes is doubtful to face the Spurs on Monday as he is dealing with left hip soreness.

    As if you needed any further validation that Aron Baynes' role with the Suns has vanished. With the return of Deandre Ayton, Baynes was going to have a hard time maintaining standard league value, but the drop off has been steep, and perhaps this new injury is part of the problem. Baynes has seen under 15 minutes in three straight games and is an afterthought for standard leagues at this point.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. is probable to face the Spurs on Monday as he works his way through concussion protocol.

    It sounds like Oubre has a fair shot to return on Monday but check back to be sure. His return will reduce Mikal Bridges' role, although Bridges will still be in line for regular minutes. Before sustaining the injury Oubre was playing splendidly, do not hesitate to have him in your lineup on Monday once he gets the go-ahead.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • CJ McCollum
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum (left ankle sprain) ruled out for Monday's tilt vs. the Warriors.

    McCollum will miss his second game due to the injury. He was spotted without a limp on Saturday so there is reason to hope this is a short term problem. Anfernee Simmons makes for a solid play in standard leagues right now, and the main Blazers for fantasy purposes, Damian Lillard, Carmelo Anthony and Hassan Whiteside, will get boosts in value as well.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Jeremy Lamb
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Jeremy Lamb (bruised left hip) is available to play during Sunday's game versus the Nuggets.

    The Pacers will have their starting lineup healthy and ready to go. Lamb's value is limited with Victor Oladipo's eventually return.

    Source: Pacers PR on Twitter

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge posts 21 points, four rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one steal and two 3-pointers on 8-of-15 shooting.

    Aldridge didn't get us the rebounds we would like, but he chipped in everywhere else. DeMar DeRozan has been on a tear and Aldridge will continue to play second fiddle while he is on a heater.

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  • DeMar DeRozan
    SG, San Antonio Spurs

    DeMar DeRozan narrowly missed a triple-double with 20 points, nine rebounds and nine assist during Sunday's win over the Heat.

    DeRozan has been on a tear as of late and taking on more of a facilitator role handling the ball and doing so without many turnovers. This is a great sell-high opportunity if you could net someone inside of the top-30 for him.

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  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic scored 19 points to go along with five rebounds and two assists on 7-of-13 shooting in Sunday's loss to the Spurs.

    Drag has been returning standard league value over the past few weeks, but barring a trade to another team that looks to be his ceiling.

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