August 3, 2017, 8:05 am
According to Keith Langlois of the Detroit Pistons website, Pistons PG Ish Smith believes additions to backcourt by Stan Van Gundy in the offseason will lead to a “bounce-back season for [Reggie Jackson} and myself and everybody.”
Smith has had a very tumultuous career in the NBA, playing for 10 teams in 7 years, but the Pistons signed him to a multiyear contract this offseason which seems to have given him confidence. Smith started 32 games last year during Reggie Jackson’s season slump, and he produced well in 24 minutes per game, averaging 9.4 points and 5.2 assists. With the new additions of Avery Bradley, Langston Galloway and Luke Kennard via the draft, Smith gave his approval to Coach Van Gundy saying, “Coach did a great job of adding those guys. They can do a lot of things off the bounce, can shoot it and great defenders.” He also said he believes his best basketball is yet to come, so expect more from Smith in the upcoming season with the Pistons.
February 26, 2020, 1:47 pmDario SaricPF, 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
February 26, 2020, 1:44 pmNorvel PelleC, 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
February 26, 2020, 1:42 pmEric GordonSG, 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
February 26, 2020, 1:39 pmAndre DrummondC, 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
February 26, 2020, 1:31 pmDraymond GreenPF, 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
February 26, 2020, 1:17 pmEdmond SumnerPG, 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
February 26, 2020, 1:08 pmVictor OladipoSG, 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
February 26, 2020, 12:30 pmDe'Andre HunterSF, 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
February 26, 2020, 12:19 pmTrae YoungPG, 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
February 26, 2020, 11:52 amCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Coby White has been stellar in his last three games, but Jim Boylen wants him focusing on defense, as well as to what he’s been doing on the offensive end, and that’s why starting is not an option right now.
White has been on fire of late, averaging 33.7 points (on 57.4 percent shooting), 5.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists while also knocking down 6.0 3-pointers per game on 58.1 percent. This kind of production is defining not sustainable while Wendell Carter Jr. and Otto Porter Jr. are expected back soon but you should enjoy the current hot streak.