• Nicolas Batum (knee) is listed as questionable for Friday’s game against the Nets.

    If there was ever a game built for rest it’s this one against a Nets team that is really, really, really bad.  The Hornets are still tied into the 3-6 chase but a loss would put them really close to calling it a day and taking the No. 6 seed.  Jeremy Lin wasn’t great in his 33 minutes on Wednesday against the Knicks, hitting just 2-of-9 shots for six points, five rebounds and three assists, but he should be able to tear up the Nets’ backups and should be in most lineups if Batum doesn’t go.

Fantasy News

  • 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

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) will not play during Thursday's game.

    Carter was hoping to play, but he is already practicing and a return should be approaching shortly. That's positive news for a player who has been out since early January.

    Source: Mike McGraw on Twitter