• Raul Neto
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Backup point guard Raul Neto (ankle) will not play on Friday vs. the Blazers.

    With Ricky Rubio (hip) back in action, the news on Neto doesn’t have any fantasy implications. It should be noted that Royce O’Neale had been starting and playing well in Rubio’s absence, so Ricky’s return could render O’Neale unusable for standard leagues. We’ll have to see how it all plays out. 

    Source: Andy Larson on Twiitter

Fantasy News

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Reggie Jackson will pick up the start in place of Patrick Beverley against the Kings on Saturday.

    This allows Lou Williams to stay in the sixth man role as Landry Shamet will start alongside Jackson in the back court. This was not the ideal landing spot for Jackson but he should be looking at good minutes as long as Beverley and Paul George remain out.

    Source: Tomer Azarly on Twitter

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF-C, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis (knee injury recovery) will not play against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Porzingis posted a ridiculous 24-point, 10-rebound, 5-assist, 5-block, 4-triple line on Friday and will be rested on the second game in the back-to-back. Maxi Kleber, who posted a season-high 26 points in 23 minutes on Friday should slide into the starting lineup with Boban Marjanovic picking up the backup minutes after getting a DNP-CD on Friday as Willie Cauley-Stein (personal) is unable.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Seth Curry
    SG, Dallas Mavericks

    Seth Curry (right knee soreness) is being listed as questionable ahead of Saturday's game versus the Hawks.

    Curry cooled off on Friday with only six points in 28 minutes after being on fire in the previous six games. With Luka Doncic already sitting in this back-to-back game, the Mavs may end up relying on Tim Hardaway Jr., Delon Wright, Jalen Brunson and J.J. Barea to handle all the backcourt minutes if Curry sits.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Luke Doncic (right ankle soreness) will not play against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Doncic missed seven games with the injury earlier this month so the Mavs are likely being cautious as this is the second game of a back-to-back. With Kristaps Porzingis also ruled out for this one and Seth Curry questionable, the Mavs will need to find offense elsewhere. Jalen Brunson will likely replace Doncic in the starting lineup while Tim Hardaway Jr. will be expected to take on much of the scoring load for Saturday's game.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Alfonzo McKinnie
    SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Alfonzo McKinnie (left foot plantar fasciatis) will not play on Saturday against the Heat.

    McKinnie will miss his second straight game but has only played 14.3 minutes per game this season so there should be no fantasy implications anyway. The the addition of Andre Drummond and with Kevin Porter expected to get more run going forward, McKinnie's role may decrease even further.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (right Achilles soreness) will not play against the Heat on Saturday.

    Love missed the last pre-All-Star break game with the injury but returned to action on Friday so maybe he is just sitting because this is the second game of a back-to-back. On the other hand, Love had a very poor showing on Friday with only nine points and one rebound in 23 minutes so maybe there is something more to that. Andre Drummond, Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance all posted fantasy friendly lines in Friday's game and although this might be an annoying situation for Nance and Thompson going forward, we would hold for now.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (leg contusion) is being listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Jazz.

    There was some hope Gordon could return for this one after missing the prior three and this update does not rule that out. Gordon was a fringe standard league player as a three-point specialist prior to the additions of Jeff Green and DeMarre Carroll so he can be left on the waivers unless three-pointers is the only thing your team needs as he is averaging 3.2 of those per game this year.

    Source: Alykhan Bijani on Twitter

  • Adam Mokoka
    G, Chicago Bulls

    Adam Mokoka has been called up by the Bulls head of Saturday's game against the Suns.

    Mokoka will provide emergency depth for the Bulls but has only appeared in six games for them thus far at 3.6 minutes per so not much is expected here. For what it's worth, the undrafted rookie wing is averaging 10.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.6 triples in the G League this season with a 37.5/31.8/70.0 shooting line.

    Source: Tony Gill on Twitter

  • Luke Kornet
    PF-C, Chicago Bulls

    Luke Kornet (left ankle sprain) will not play against the Suns on Saturday.

    Kornet has underwhelmed as the Bulls' starter over the last 14 games and disappeared in the two games since his 25-point outburst against the Sixers right before the All-Star break. Daniel Gafford will draw the start on Saturday and might be viewed as a short-term blocks specialist while splitting time with Luke Kornet until Wendell Carter Jr. returns.

    Source: Tony Gill on Twitter

  • DeAndre' Bembry
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    Deandre Bembre (abdominal pain) will not play against the Mavs on Saturday

    Bembre was originally listed as doubtful so this is no surprise although we have yet to learn about any details on this injury. This will be Bembre's 15th consecutive game on the shelf as the first 13 were related to a hand injury which he has now recovered from.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter