• ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chris Haynes are hearing that the Warriors are encouraged by Kevin Durant’s rehab, and there’s growing hope that he can return before the end of the regular season.

    Durant participated in his first on-court work prior to Tuesday’s game in Dallas. KD is allegedly “roughly at the halfway stage of his recovery period,” but it’s looking like he might return for a few games to loosen up before the playoffs. Fantasy owners with the luxury of stashing Durant surely have to do so, but it’s very unlikely that they’ll be getting the same Durant from the rest of the season. To expect anyone to jump right back into top-2 form is a big ask, and the Warriors won’t have any incentive to push KD at all. It’s more likely he gets eased back into the swing of things, but he’s got literally unmatchable upside. If you can stash him, go for it.

Fantasy News

  • Javonte Green
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Javonte Green is no longer on the injury report ahead of Thursday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Green has played sparingly for the Celtics unless they have dealt with injuries on the wing. Before missing Tuesday's game with knee soreness, he had seen more than 16 minutes of action in three consecutive contests. It is likely that he sees his minutes reduced as the team gets fully healthy but he is someone to monitor in 16-team leagues for now.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Jayson Tatum
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum is officially listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Warriors as he continues to deal with a strained right groin.

    Head coach Brad Stevens told the media earlier in the day that Tatum should return by Saturday. However, it is still possible that he returns for Thursday's game against the Warriors with the questionable tag. If Tatum does sit out for the fourth consecutive time, expect the main starters to play even more minutes while Grant Williams could see additional minutes off the bench.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Boston Celtics

    Enes Kanter will not play in Thursday's game against the Warriors as he continues to nurse a bruised right hip.

    Kanter will miss his fourth consecutive game on Thursday. Daniel Theis should continue to see additional opportunity and should be rostered at across all fantasy formats. Kanter's next opportunity to play will come Saturday vs. the Sixers.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Myles Turner
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner (illness) will be a game-time decision ahead of Wednesday's game.

    After Turner was excused from practice on Tuesday, he is officially listed as questionable. Goga Bitadze and Domantas Sabonis would fill in if he's unavailable.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Malcolm Brogdon (concussion) is listed as questionable and is a game-time decision ahead of Wednesday's game.

    Brogdon has been out for a week but seems to be approaching a return. If he can't face the Bulls, at least the Pacers are getting Victor Oladipo back. Aaron Holiday will also be in the mix for more minutes.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Jayson Tatum
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that Jayson Tatum (right groin strain) should return by Saturday.

    The Celtics play on Saturday, but Stevens also left the door open for a Thursday return if all goes well. Tatum has missed a week of action after last playing on January 22. He has averaged 21.5 points and 6.9 rebounds this season.

    Source: Brian Robb on Twitter

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo (right knee rehab) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

    After missing about a year of action, Oladipo is ready to go. He will be eased into action, but Jeremy Lamb should eventually lose his starting spot.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
    SG, Brooklyn Nets

    Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (illness) is available for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Luwawu-Cabarrot doesn't get much playing time, but this is confirmation that he'll be an option for the Nets.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jae Crowder (right knee soreness) is not on the injury report ahead of Wednesday's game.

    Crowder has missed two straight games with the knee ailment but seems ready to return. Kyle Anderson is likely to see a lesser role against the Knicks.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton (sore left hand) will not be available for Wednesday's game.

    Melton was a late scratch on Tuesday and apparently isn't ready to return. Tyus Jones should see some more opportunities in his stead.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter