October 3, 2017, 5:50 pm
Paul Millsap will not suit up for Wednesday’s preseason game against the Lakers.
Millsap will watch from the bench and get the star treatment. Millsap put up 22 & 11 in the Nuggets preseason opener on Saturday, so he gets a breather here. Expect Juan Hernangomez to get extra run.
February 20, 2019, 6:42 pmKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn (back contusion) is on track to play on Friday after going through Wednesday's practice.
Dunn missed the last game before the All-Star break but wasn't expected to miss any further time. Ryan Arcidiacono will move back to a bench role going forward.
Source: Mike McGraw on Twitter
February 20, 2019, 6:40 pmEmmanuel Mudiay - G - New York Knicks
Emmanuel Mudiay (strained left shoulder) will return to the lineup on Friday against the Wolves.
Mudiay won't be usurping Dennis Smith Jr.'s starting role, so he'll likely have to settle for battling with Frank Ntilikina for backup minutes. He's safe to cut in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.
Source: Zach Braziller on Twitter
February 20, 2019, 6:34 pmFrank Ntilikina - G - New York Knicks
Frank Ntilikina (groin) is scheduled to be re-evaluated on Friday.
It sounds like Ntilikina will not suit up on Friday. He'll be fighting with Emmanuel Mudiay for backup point guard minutes when he does get back on the floor, and while he might be able to get an edge there with Mudiay headed for free agency there isn't enough to warrant attention in fantasy leagues.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
February 20, 2019, 6:04 pmAron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics
Aron Baynes (left foot contusion) will not play on the Celtics' upcoming road trip, which means he'll miss at least three more games.
Danny Ainge said that Baynes may not return until early March, so this isn't too surprising. Daniel Theis gets at least three more games of fantasy appeal.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
February 20, 2019, 6:03 pmGordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward (right ankle sprain) is day-to-day and listed as questionable to face the Bucks on Thursday.
Hayward was unable to practice on Wednesday after hurting himself in a 1-on-1 game with Semi Ojeleye over the break. He's been a late-round player this season but does have upside for the second half, so he's someone that fantasy owners should be holding onto. If he can't play tomorrow we'll see his minutes divvied up amongst the usual suspects in Boston's forward rotation.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
February 20, 2019, 6:00 pmDerrick Jones Jr. - F/G - Miami Heat
Derrick Jones Jr. (right knee bone bruises) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Sixers.
Jones will be available but may not play. He was initially expected to miss at least six weeks but is in the middle of his third week since sustaining the injury, so it looks like he'll be back well ahead of schedule. His stat set is great but there probably isn't enough playing time here to make Jones worthwhile outside of deep leagues.
February 20, 2019, 5:58 pmGoran Dragic - G - Miami Heat
Goran Dragic (right knee surgery) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Sixers.
Dragic has already been ruled available, but coach Spoelstra did add that he might need some more work before he actually returns to game action. Expect The Dragon to come off the bench and play under a minutes restriction at first, so he's not a must-add player in standard formats. Justise Winslow's run might be coming to an end, though he's worth holding onto while we see how this all plays out.
February 20, 2019, 5:56 pmTristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (left foot soreness) will not play on Thursday.
Thompson will miss his 14th straight game but was able to practice on Wednesday, so a return shouldn't be too far off. There are questions about how much TT will play for the rebuilding Cavs so while he'll be worth picking up and using once he returns to the court, it wouldn't be surprising if Thompson doesn't have enough juice to make it work in 12-team leagues.
February 20, 2019, 5:52 pmNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic (right calf strain) is officially probable for Thursday's game against the Celtics.
Mirotic was able to practice on Wednesday and said that he's planning on playing, so look for him to make his Bucks debut tomorrow. He'll be coming off the bench but should have no problem playing 25 mpg at minimum, so middle-round numbers are well within reach. It's not going to be the early-season run that had Mirotic looking like a draft steal but he'll remain a productive fantasy player.
February 20, 2019, 5:46 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (right knee soreness) is listed as probable ahead of Thursday's matchup with the Celtics.
Antetokounmpo dropped 38 points in the All-Star game so we're fully expecting him to suit up for a marquee matchup. The Bucks have ruled out players who were listed as probable a few times this season, but they generally save that move for easier opponents.