February 23, 2018, 1:48 pmKelly OlynykC, Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk continues to deal with a shoulder injury and while he’s improving, he’s not ready to play on Friday night against the Pelicans
Olynyk’s shoulder injury has been taking longer than expected to heal and has opened up a window for Bam Adebayo to see more time in the Heat lineup. Olynyk has been a top-150 player on the year, but much of his value came with Hassan Whiteside sidelined earlier in the season. Hold onto him if you need some depth at center, but with the Heat frontcourt becoming an increasing logjam, Olynyk’s ceiling is lower than it’s been all season.
Source: Miami Heat on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 4:18 pmDraymond GreenPF, Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green (right pelvic contusion) scrimmaged with the team on Wednesday and is officially listed as probable ahead of Thursday's matchup vs. the Lakers.
It was previously reported that Green is expected to play in Thursday's game so the probable tag reaffirms the initial report. Ky Bowman, Eric Paschall and Juan Toscano-Anderson will all lose minutes when Green returns to the court.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 3:38 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker will not play against the Jazz on Wednesday as he continues to nurse a sore left knee.
Walker will now miss his fourth consecutive game since playing in the All-Star game. In his absence, Brad Wanamaker and Romeo Langford have seen additional opportunity handling the ball but neither are standard league streamers. Marcus Smart and the rest of the starters will benefit the most while Kemba is sidelined. Walker's next opportunity to play will be on Saturday vs. the Rockets.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 3:13 pmNickeil Alexander-WalkerSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Nickeil Alexander-Walker has been assigned to the Erie Bayhawks of the G League on Wednesday.
Alexander-Walker hasn't been in the rotation for the Pelicans of late, so he's an afterthought in fantasy circles.
Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 3:09 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale will enter the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Celtics.
It sounds like this will be the new normal for the Jazz going forward. Mike Conley will slide to the bench but should still play a prominent role. O'Neale will be a nice source of steals with more minutes coming, but we'll have to see if the offense follows. Joe Ingles could see an uptick in assists as part of this new lineup configuration.
Source: The Athletic
February 26, 2020, 3:07 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley is expected to come off the bench starting on Wednesday against the Celtics.
He'll be replaced in the starting lineup by Royce O'Neale. Conley will still play significant minutes, but he has disappointed this season while O'Neale is renowned for his defense.
Source: The Athletic
February 26, 2020, 2:59 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (right groin strain) will not travel with the Blazers to face the Pacers on Thursday.
This isn't a major surprise, as he was already expected to miss the next couple of games. However, he could rejoin the team later on the road trip. C.J. McCollum owners should have some big numbers on the way while Lillard is out.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 2:28 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk has been suspended indefinitely for violating the league's anti-drug program.
Monk's suspension will last until he is deemed to be in "full compliance." Monk had been on a nice run in February, but this news certainly clouds his status going forward. His absence could provide an opportunity for Cody Martin to step up.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 1:47 pmDario SaricPF, Phoenix Suns
Dario Saric will start Wednesday's game due to the injury to Kelly Oubre Jr.
Saric scored 14 points in only 16 minutes on Monday. Sporadic usage has really hurt his fantasy value, but he could be a decent DFS play against the Clippers.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 1:44 pmNorvel PelleC, Philadelphia Sixers
Norvel Pelle will miss Wednesday's game due to illness.
It's an upper respiratory ailment. Pelle has rebounding and shot blocking ability but simply doesn't play enough to hold fantasy value.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 1:42 pmEric GordonSG, Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon (bruised right knee) will not play during Wednesday's game.
Gordon was forced to leave Monday's game early. Ben McLemore should be the primary beneficiary of his absence.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter