• The Kings won the coin toss over Denver and Milwaukee and were awarded the 8th spot in the lottery.

    Given the very slim chances of the Kings being leapfrogged by the teams below them they will almost certainly keep their pick (though the 76ers retain the rights to swap if the Kings finish above them).  The Nuggets received the 9th slot while Milwaukee was 10th.

Fantasy News

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (sore knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies but expects to suit up.

    Gordon got the start on Monday with Russell Westbrook sitting, but left early and did not return. It looks like he shouldn't miss any time as a result, and will look to slot back in as a scorer off the bench. Gordon is averaging 14 points, 1.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.5 threes in two games since the All-Star break.

    Source: Cayleigh Griffin on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook
    Team, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook (sore thumb) is expected to suit up when the Rockets take on the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Westbrook missed Monday's game with the issue, but it was never thought to be anything more than for precautionary reasons. Westbrook cut down on his three-point attempts in early December and has been a per-game beast ever since, sitting on top-16/8 per-game value in 9/8 cat leagues over the past three months. Westbrook owners can also breathe a sigh of relief that the Rockets have just one remaining back-to-back set on the schedule.

    Source: Kelly Iko on Twitter

  • Chandler Hutchison
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Chandler Hutchison (shoulder), Denzel Valentine (hamstring) and Luke Kornet (ankle) will all be held out against the Thunder on Tuesday.

    The Bulls will once again have only nine active players for tonight's game as Ryan Arcidiacono, Shaquille Harrison and Adam Mokoka should again see minutes in the high teens. None are worth much of a look, as the Bulls have five days to get their roster healthy before their next game on Saturday.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter Jr. (left foot fracture) is being ruled out ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Thunder.

    The Bulls continue to take the cautious approach with Porter Jr. and will give him an additional five days to ramp up his activity before potentially being activated for Saturday's game against the Knicks.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (ankle) is being ruled out ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Thunder.

    Carter Jr. returned to Bulls' practice over the All-Star break eyeing a return, but he will now miss the first four games after the break. Luke Kornet (ankle) remains out as well, as Daniel Gafford and Christiano Felicio should continue to stay busy. Carter's next opportunity to return will be on Saturday against the Knicks.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson said that he has added 10 pounds to his frame since the start of the 2019-20 NBA season.

    Robinson has put up top-40/60 value in 9/8 cat formats on the year despite playing only 22.6 minutes per game. Over the past month Robinson has averaged 8.3 points, 7.0 rebonds, 1.1 steals and 2.5 blocks on an astronomical .840 percent from the field. Robinson remains one of the highest-upside players to target in hopes that the Knicks finally let him loose down the stretch.

    Source: Newsday

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Speaking to reporters after Monday’s game, Luka Doncic acknowledged that he is still trying to recover from the ankle sprain that sidelined him before the All-Star game.

    “I mean, it bothers me sometimes. Obviously, it’s not healed 100%. That’s why I missed the game in Atlanta. It was swollen and, you know, I’m just trying to keep the swelling down.” The Mavs are trying to secure a playoff berth but it’s certain that they will be cautious with their All-Star guard. He was fantastic on Monday and owners can only hope that he won’t be missing many games down the stretch.

    Source: Callie Caplin on Twitter

  • Rodions Kurucs
    PF, Brooklyn Nets

    The Nets have recalled Rodions Kurucs from their NBA G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets.

    Kurucs has fallen out of the rotation in the last few games and he is not worth holding expect from dynasty leagues.

    Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter

  • Danilo Gallinari
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Thunder held trade talks at the deadline with the Heat on a deal involving Danilo Gallinari, but he ultimately remained with the franchise and he is happy about it.

    “I really wanted to stay here. It would be tough to leave such a great atmosphere, great teammates, a group that is winning," said Gallinari. "I wanted to stay.” Oklahoma has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the season and this has to do with Gallinari playing at a high level, averaging 19.1 points and 5.6 rebounds while making a career-high 2.9 triples per game. The Rooster is returning top-50 value for the season and the hope is that he can remain healthy until the end.

    Source: The Daily Thunder

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Brian Windhorst of ESPN said on Monday that there’s “no chance” that the Pistons will consider buying out Derrick Rose’s contract this season.

    Rose is having a nice season with the Pistons averaging 18.0 points and 5.7 assists while shooting 48.6 percent from the field. Dwane Casey has been able to connect with the veteran guard who is under contract with the Pistons for next year as well. Windhorst added that the Lakers inquired for him at the trade deadline but it’s clear that he will be staying in Detroit. Rose is a must-own player in standard leagues even though there is the potential of a shutdown later in the season.

    Source: ESPN