• Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls have signed second-round pick Daniel Gafford to a four-year, $6.1 million deal.

    Two of those seasons are guaranteed but it's still quite the contract for the No. 38 overall pick. He did post a big line on Friday with 21 points, 10 boards and four blocks, and the team is obviously high on his long-term outlook. The Bulls have a crowded frontcourt at the moment but Gafford is someone that's worth monitoring in deep dynasty formats.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Jarrett Allen
    C, Brooklyn Nets

    Jarrett Allen is probable ahead of Friday's matchup vs. the Kings as he is dealing with a right ankle sprain.

    Allen has seen his average in minutes dip slightly from last season's numbers (26.2 in 2018-19 vs. 25.6 in 2019-20) which is likely due to the addition of DeAndre Jordan. Allen is still producing solid fantasy value but could produce greater value if he was given more opportunity. Continue to monitor for updates but it looks likely that Allen will suit up on Friday.

    Source: Michael Gallagher on Twitter

  • Danuel House
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Danuel House Jr. is listed as doubtful ahead of Friday's contest vs. the Clippers.

    House has had an excellent start to the season, providing mid-round value thus far. If he is forced to miss the contest, expect Ben McLemore and Austin Rivers to see an uptick in minutes but neither are recommended pickups outside of much deeper leagues.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Chandler Hutchison
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Chandler Hutchison (shin splints) is doubtful to play against the Heat on Friday.

    Hutchison was forced to miss Wednesday's game due to the same injury that indicates he will likely miss Friday's contest. Shaquille Harrison started as a result and had a very productive night overall. He is an interesting streaming option for as long as Hutchison and Otto Porter Jr. remain sidelined.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Malcolm Brogdon (back) was unable to practice on Thursday.

    Brogdon hasn't played or participated in practices since he left Saturday's game against the Rockets. It's not a good sign that he isn't back with the team. Brogdon has been one of the fantasy surprises this season as he was averaging 20 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 0.9 steals prior to the Houston game. If he's out again, Aaron Holiday will have the opportunity to start again after putting up 24 points and 13 assists in his last game.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma (eye) had tests to confirm that he has a right eye abrasion, but he is expected to play on Friday.

    Kyle Kuzma says he tried to persuade the medical staff to clear him to return to the OKC game after he was scratched in the eye. Kuzma said earlier in the season that he wants to be the 3rd guy behind Lebron and AD. We know he can score, as he is averaging 13 points in just 22 minutes, but the rest of his stat line is scary empty, averaging four rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.1 steals and 0.2 blocks. Kuzma is just a fringe late-round player in standard leagues.

    Source: Dave Mcmenamin

  • Avery Bradley
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Avery Bradley (leg) will be re-evaluated the day after Thanksgiving once the team has returned from its 4-game road trip.

    Bradley had been dealing with a slew of injuries and hasn't played a game since November 13. He was having a career resurgence with the Lakers, playing 27.4 minutes per night before he got injured. With other Lakers guards getting healthy again, Bradley isn't worth owning at the moment.

    Source: David McMenamin

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Jeremy Lamb (ankle) said he practiced on Thursday and expects to be back in the lineup.

    Lamb (ankle) hasn't played since November 5, but has been trending in the right direction. If he starts on Saturday, the Holiday brothers will likely shift back to the bench and take the largest hit. Lamb's reign in the starting unit might be short-lived as well since Victor Oladipo (knee) has been assigned to the G League and is expected to be back with the team sometime in December.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic will miss a minimum of four weeks with right ankle injury, according to Shams Charania on Twitter.

    Nikola Vucevic (ankle) had to leave Wednesday night's game early. The X-Rays came back negative but it appears the MRI revealed some damage. Khem Birch and Mo Bamba will hold down the center minutes in his absence, Al-Farouq Aminu also gets a boost.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Hamidou Diallo
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Hamidou Diallo (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice after missing the last three games.

    Diallo (knee) was playing his way into more minutes before he got injured, averaging nine points, four rebounds and 1.9 steals in 24 mpg this season. Terrance Ferguson has been playing more minutes in his absence and will likely take the biggest hit if Diallo is able to suit up.

    Source: Maddie Lee on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving (shoulder) was not able to practice on Thursday

    Irving (shoulder) missed the last three games of the Nets and is questionable for Friday's game against the Kings. Head coach Kenny Atkinson said he didn't expect Irving to be able to practice on Thursday and that the 'shoulder injury won’t keep Kyrie out long-term'. Spencer Dinwiddie will continue to get all the run he can handle as the starting PG until Irving is able to reclaim his spot.

    Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter