• Trevor Ariza (left leg injury) went to the locker room during the first quarter of Sunday’s game vs. the Suns and is being considered questionable to return.

    Ariza took a hard foul from Suns’ forward Marquese Chriss and went immediately to the locker room. He might be able to return if needed, but if the Rockets can pull away from the Suns then he won’t need to. Be on the look out for updates on his status. 

    Update: Trevor Ariza (leg) will not return.

    Update: Ariza will be reevaulated on Monday. Mike D’Antoni said it’s a hamstring injury.

Fantasy News

  • RJ Barrett
    SF, New York Knicks

    David Fizdale confirmed that RJ Barrett will play against the Sixers on Wednesday.

    The rookie wasn’t really in danger of missing any time and he will continue to start and to be one of the few bright spots for the struggling Knicks.

    Source: Chris Iseman on Twitter

  • Larry Nance Jr.
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr. will return and start on Wednesday in the place of Tristan Thompson who is taking the night off.

    This will be a good opportunity for Nance to make a case for more minutes going forward. Thompson has been off to a great start this year but the Cavs will be smart to scale back his workload.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel was the Thunder's closing center on Tuesday night while Steven Adams sat on the bench, as Billy Donovan admitted to the big man still being bothered by his knee.

    “Obviously we're dealing with Steven's knee," Billy Donovan said of the decision to close out the game with Noel. "I don't want to say he's on a minutes restriction, but we're trying to be mindful and keep him in a range.” Adams is averaging 26.3 minutes per game, down from 33.4 minutes last season while his scoring has dropped from 13.9 points to 7.8 points per game. And with the knee issues persisting, it might be a good idea to try and move him while Noel has to be stashed as an insurance policy.

    Source: The Oklahoman

  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Jabari Parker said on Wednesday morning that he is most likely playing tonight, even though he is being listed as questionable due to right shoulder pain.

    Jabari has been returning borderline top-30 value the last couple weeks with John Collins sidelined due to a suspension. He doesn’t seem to be in danger of missing tonight’s game but we should wait for another update closer to tip-off.

    Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Luke Walton said on Tuesday that Marvin Bagley is scheduled to be re-evaluated on Wednesday and he will accompany the team on a four-game East Coast road trip that starts on Friday.

    Bagley has been out since suffering a non-displaced fracture of his right thumb in the opening night. The Kings initially said that Bagley would be out four to six weeks and today will mark the four-week mark for the 20-year-old power forward who has gotten increasingly more physical in on-court workouts over the past several days. The buy-low window is rapidly closing and it will be interesting to see how the Kings use him once he is ready to return. Just make sure he is not sitting on any waiver wires.

    Source: Sacramento Bee

  • Zylan Cheatham
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    The Pelicans have transferred two-way players Zylan Cheatham and Josh Gray to the Erie BayHawks of the G League on Wednesday.

    Both of them had joined the Pelicans recently due to a myriad injuries that decimated the team’s depth.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Josh Magette
    PG, Orlando Magic

    With Michael Carter-Williams sidelined with what the team has labeled left hip "irritation," the Magic have had point guard Josh Magette, who is on a two-way contract, join the team on its current road trip.

    Magette has played really well in the G League so far this year but he will provide nothing more than insurance depth behind Markelle Fultz and D.J. Augustin.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Steve Clifford said on Wednesday morning that, unless an unforeseen setback occurs during shootaround, Jonathan Isaac is on track to play tonight against the Raptors.

    Isaac has missed the Magic’s last two games because of a sprained right ankle that happened at a team event. We should probably get another update later today but owners should prepare to have Isaac back tonight. Al-Farouq Aminu played well in his absence and it will be interesting to see whether Clifford can manufacture more playing time for the Nigerian forward.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets have become a considerably more effective fast-breaking team this season, but the improved pace could also be helping their halfcourt offense.

    Houston is eighth in the NBA in fast-break points per game this season with 14.9, an increase from 19th last season when the team averaged 12.0 fast break points. They also have the top-ranked offense in the league, averaging 112.7 points per 100 possessions, in part because they have gotten into their halfcourt sets much quicker. Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni credits the increase in pace to the addition of Westbrook who seems to be blending nicely with James Harden so far.

    Source: Houston Chronicle

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls announced on Wednesday that Otto Porter Jr. underwent a repeat MRI which revealed bone bruising not apparent on his original MRI and consistent with his ongoing symptoms.

    This actually might be good news as we now have a crystal clear timetable about his potential return. Porter should be stashed in all leagues and hopefully he will be able to return soon. Look for Chandler Hutchison to continue starting for the Bulls at small forward.

    Source: Bulls PR on Twitter