• Paul Zipser
    SF/PF, Chicago Bulls

    Paul Zipser has been ruled out of Saturday’s contest against the Wolves according to Fred Hoiberg.

    Zipser has only played 11.7 minutes over the Bulls’ last five games so his absense will not change much. All eyes will be on David Nwaba to see if he can follow up his big performance last game with Justin Holiday also not playing in this one.

    Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Bismack Biyombo
    C, Charlotte Hornets

    Bismack Biyombo will start for the Hornets when they face the Raptors on Friday.

    Cody Zeller seems to be getting limited activity for the Hornets and that is allowing Biyombo to get some larger opportunities when he rests. If you can get the timing down Biyombo will make for a nice streamer and DFS target. The situation is a mess in terms of reliability until we get better notice on Zeller's "rest" status.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    As expected, Luka Doncic will play through his left thumb sprain on Friday against the Heat.

    Get Doncic in your lineups and enjoy the show. With Doncic active everyone else will slide into there usual roles for the Mavs. Doncic has been a bit better from the free-throw line post All-Star break. The free-throw shooting is what can keep him from being a first-round talent.

    Source: Mavs PR on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    As far as head coach Rick Carlisle knows, Luka Doncic (left thumb sprain) will play on Friday against the Heat.

    This is a repeat of what Carlisle said earlier this afternoon. Assuming warmups are not a problem it seems like Doncic will be good to go for the Mavs. If for some reason he did sit out, the Mavs would turn towards Delon Wright, Seth Curry and J.J. Barea.

    Source: Dwain Price on Twitter

  • De'Aaron Fox
    PG, Sacramento Kings

    De'Aaron Fox (abdominal tightness) will be a gametime call for Friday's contest with the Grizzlies.

    Fox wants to be out there and assuming everything goes well during warmups it sounds like he can push through the injury. It'd be nice if Fox was simply healthy, but at this point we'll have to be satisfied with the fact that he intends to push through the pain. Cory Joseph will get the first crack at point guard duties if Fox is forced to sit.

    Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo (right ankle sprain) is active for Friday's Heat-Mavs game.

    Adebayo rolled right through the injury on Wednesday, and it is great that he will be back in the thick of things for the Heat on Friday. May the dream season, where Adebayo has lived up to the fantasy hype and then some, continue.

    Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter

  • Khris Middleton
    SF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Khris Middleton will miss Friday's game against the Thunder with neck soreness.

    Middleton had been a beast for the Bucks, and maybe they just want to give him a rest. It's not clear how severe the situation is, but it'll be a replacement by committee while Middleton is out. Eric Bledsoe and Brook Lopez should benefit nicely.

    Source: Eric Nehm on Twitter

  • Coby White
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Coby White is dealing with a lower back strain from Thursday's practice, which has him questionable for Saturday's contest with the Knicks.

    It'd be rough if White's hot streak ended due to this injury, as he was crushing it over the last three games. While it'd be a shocker to see White go for 30 points for the fourth straight game, he is still looking like a nice pickup for points and 3-pointers at this point. The injury to Kris Dunn really opened the door for White, and you should be excited to see where this goes. Denzel Valentine is questionable for this one with left hamstring soreness.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tomas Satoransky
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Tomas Satoransky is listed as probable for Saturday's matchup against the Knicks due to a right thumb sprain.

    Satoransky has embraced his role as point guard for the Bulls after a roller coaster first half of the season, and you should continue plugging him into your lineup with confidence. Most of the roster has been playing well with him at the wheel. He's a consistent late-round value in standard leagues who is on the rise.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) is questionable to face the Knicks on Saturday.

    Not too much progress for Carter still. He will be a standard league player when he returns and is worth waiting on if you have an IL spot, or if you can just ride him out on the bench for a few more games. The competition for center minutes remains weak in Chicago.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina is probable heading into Saturday's contest vs. the Bulls, as he continues to recover from a sore groin.

    Ntilikina is the backup point guard for the Knicks, and he will have a difficult time entering the discussion past deep leagues in these circumstances. Dennis Smith Jr. (concussion protocol) has been ruled out, which will give Ntilikina a few more minutes for this game.

    Source: NBA Injury Report