• Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy is hopeful that Andre Drummond can return to All Star form through improved defense, to the point where he can “dominate the game on the defensive end of the floor.

    Drummond’s value has fallen off with his lack of blocks and his horrendous free throw shooting. However, if you’re looking to punt free throws he will continue to be a great source of rebounds and high field goal percentage with some steals as well. Van Gundy went on to say that Drummond has also lost 20 pounds over the off-season and should be in better shape. He’ll probably be coming off draft boards in the middle rounds after a disappointing season a year ago.

Fantasy News

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk has been suspended indefinitely for violating the league's anti-drug program.

    Monk's suspension will last until he is deemed to be in "full compliance." Monk had been on a nice run in February, but this news certainly clouds his status going forward. His absence could provide an opportunity for Cody Martin to step up.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Saric will start Wednesday's game due to the injury to Kelly Oubre Jr.

    Saric scored 14 points in only 16 minutes on Monday. Sporadic usage has really hurt his fantasy value, but he could be a decent DFS play against the Clippers.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Norvel Pelle
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Norvel Pelle will miss Wednesday's game due to illness.

    It's an upper respiratory ailment. Pelle has rebounding and shot blocking ability but simply doesn't play enough to hold fantasy value.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (bruised right knee) will not play during Wednesday's game.

    Gordon was forced to leave Monday's game early. Ben McLemore should be the primary beneficiary of his absence.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Andre Drummond (left calf strain) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game.

    It has not been a smooth transition for Drummond after being traded to the Cavs.
    Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, and Larry Nance Jr. could each receive a small bump in playing time against the Sixers. Cedi Osman will likely be relied upon more as well.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Draymond Green
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Draymond Green (right pelvic contusion) is expected to play during Thursday's game against the Lakers.

    His return could mean fewer minutes for Kevon Looney and Eric Paschall. The Warriors have been very conservative with Green this season but he's worth owning for the rebounds, assists, and steals.

    Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  • Edmond Sumner
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Edmond Sumner (sore left hip) is considered questionable for Thursday's game against the Blazers.

    Sumner hasn't played since February 8. He's not worth owning in fantasy.

    Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo (sore lower back) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game.

    Oladipo hasn't played since leaving Friday's game but hopefully won't be out for much longer. He has struggled with his shot so far, but that can be expected after missing so much time. Aaron Holiday played 30 minutes on Tuesday in his absence.

    Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter

  • De'Andre Hunter
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    De'Andre Hunter (right ankle sprain) is not on the injury report and is expected to play during Wednesday's game.

    Hunter had previously been listed as probable. He has averaged 13.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.6 steals in his last ten contests.

    Source: Atlanta Hawks on Twitter

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young (illness) is considered questionable for Wednesday's game.

    Young has been experiencing flu-like symptoms. While nobody on the roster can adequately fill his shoes, Jeff Teague is likely to fill in if Young takes the night off.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter