• Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Jazz don’t believe Ricky Rubio‘s hip injury is serious, but they haven’t given word one way or the other as to whether he’ll play tomorrow.

    Rubio left after 21 minutes last night, and it’s a shame considering he was finally putting it all together. He had been dynamite over the last two weeks after some very dispiriting play for most of the season. Hopefully he’ll be back soon and pick up right where he left off. In the interim, look for Donovan Mitchell to see extended work at the point and Raul Neto to see some extra minutes as a more traditional point guard. There’s no real fantasy implications here, though Mitchell owners can look forward to some more assists while Rubio is out.

Fantasy News

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (concussion-like symptoms) will miss the remainder of Thursday's game.

    Smith's night will end with four points and a rebound in seven minutes off the bench. He's been gaining a little traction of late but this takes the wind from his sails. Elfrid Payton will have plenty of work ahead of him with Frank Ntilikina also on the shelf right now.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Cory Joseph
    PG, Sacramento Kings

    Cory Joseph will replace the injured De'Aaron Fox (abdominal tightness) in the starting lineup on Thursday vs. the Thunder.

    Joseph has low-end streaming appeal for those who need assists and good efficiency. It is worth noting that his upside is extremely limited.

    Source: Jon Wilson on Twitter

  • Taj Gibson
    PF, New York Knicks

    Taj Gibson is questionable to face the Sixers on Thursday as he deals with back spasms.

    Bobby Portis will replace Gibson in the starting lineup regardless of Gibson's availability. Taj has no value outside of the deepest of leagues.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Bobby Portis
    PF, New York Knicks

    Bobby Portis will replace Taj Gibson, who is questionable, in the starting lineup for Thursday's contest vs. the Sixers.

    Portis has had a nice stretch over the last three games and has streaming appeal in standard leagues. Portis' strength comes with his ability to score and rebound well.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • De'Aaron Fox
    PG, Sacramento Kings

    De’Aaron Fox (right lower abdominal tightness) has been ruled out ahead of Thursday’s tilt vs. the Thunder.

    Fox suffered this injury during the first half of Tuesday's win over the Warriors but played through it. Unfortunately, he’ll have to miss Thursday’s game. Cory Joseph will see the lion’s share of Fox’s minutes on Thursday while Buddy Hield and Kent Bazemore could also see additional run. The Kings are playing against the Grizzlies tomorrow night so consider Fox questionable for now.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw (flu-like symptoms) is probable to face the Hornets on Friday.

    McCaw appears on track to return barring any setbacks. Even with additional opportunity, McCaw has shown that he doesn't have the stat set to provide standard league value. He is worth a look in 20-team leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Coby White
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    According to reports, Coby White tweaked his back before practice and didn't participate as a result.

    White has having a very nice stretch as of late so it would be a shame to see an injury force him to miss time. Over the last four games, White is providing second-round value. If this injury isn't serious and White continues to play close to this level, he will be a must-own player to finish the season. Continue to check for updates as we learn more.

    Source: K.C. Johnson

  • Wilson Chandler
    F, Brooklyn Nets

    Wilson Chandler is no longer listed on the injury report ahead of Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Chandler missed the last game due to a personal matter but appears on track for a return on Friday. He provides depth for the Nets but is off the standard league radar at this time.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Willie Cauley-Stein
    C, Dallas Mavericks

    Willie Cauley-Stein (personal reasons) is officially questionable to play in Friday's game vs. the Heat.

    WCS is in jeopardy of missing his fifth straight game on Friday and has little to no value when Kristaps Porziņģis is healthy. WCS has some streaming appeal if he is given spot-starts down the road but can be left on the wire in standard leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo (right ankle sprain) is probable for Friday's matchup vs. the Mavs.

    Adebayo didn't appear to be hampered by his ankle sprain on Wednesday as he was three assists shy of a triple-double. Bam appears on track to play but check for an update ahead of tip-off tomorrow.

    Source: NBA Injury Report