• Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies have announced the re-signing of Jonas Valanciunas.

    Valanciunas averaged 19.9 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 blocks in 27.7 minutes per game for Memphis (19 games) and is looking like a building block for the team's next era. Things might get a little more complicated with Jaren Jackson Jr. back healthy but there's no reason to treat JV as anything other than a middle-round pick with top-40 upside. It's going to be nice to finally see what Valanciunas can do with a full season of starter's minutes.

    Source: Memphis Grizzlies

Fantasy News

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) will be a game-time decision ahead of Wednesday's game.

    Jaxson Hayes should see more minutes if Favors doesn't play. Favors can strung together two straight games with at least 21 points and 11 rebounds, so the Pelicans are hoping he'll be available.

    Source: Christian Clark on Twitter

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap (left knee contusion) is "a ways off" from returning according to Nuggets head coach Michael Malone.

    Jerami Grant and Michael Porter Jr. have been taking advantage of the extra playing time. Millsap has missed over two weeks and it's concerning that there appears to be no timeline for a return.

    Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray (left ankle sprain) is "a ways off" from returning according to Nuggets head coach Michael Malone.

    Murray was injured on January 15 and it seems to be a lingering issue. Even owners without an IR spot should hang onto him given his strong production this season. Malik Beasley has seen an uptick in minutes in his absence.

    Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young (right thigh contusion) is considered questionable for Wednesday's game.

    Cam Reddish could see more action if Young does not play. Young is currently third in the league in scoring (29.2 ppg) and fourth in assists (8.6 apg).

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Anzejs Pasecniks
    C, Washington Wizards

    Anzejs Pasecniks (left ankle sprain) will not play on Wednesday.

    Pasecniks posted 11 points and six rebounds in 23 minutes on Friday against the Raptors. However, at the moment he's not a recommended add even when healthy.

    Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter

  • Moritz Wagner
    PF, Washington Wizards

    Moritz Wagner (left ankle sprain) has been cleared for non-contact activities.

    Wagner was injured at the end of December and his recovery has been slow. He has averaged 11.6 points per game thanks in part to shooting 39.3 percent from deep. However, his return to game action does not yet seem imminent.

    Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter

  • Rui Hachimura
    PF, Washington Wizards

    Rui Hachimura (groin contusion/surgery) has been cleared for "all activities" but will need to work back into game shape.

    Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said: "It’ll be great to have him back before the All-Star break, but you never know.” Hachimura has been out since mid-December, but at least this is a step in the right direction. Hachimura has averaged 13.9 points and 5.8 rebounds this season.

    Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson said this morning that he will be back tonight against the Kings and that he is on a minutes restriction.

    The Pistons are likely to slowly integrate him back to their lineup so expectations should be lowered. Bruce Brown is likely to take the biggest hit from Jackson’s return while we shouldn't see much of Tim Frazier going forward.

    Source: James Edwards III on Twitter

  • Jaylen Brown
    SG, Boston Celtics

    Brad Stevens said this morning that Jaylen Brown is out for Wednesday’s game against the Grizzlies due to a sore ankle.

    The Celtics are playing it safe with their young guard who was able to log 32 minutes against the Lakers on Monday. Marcus Smart is likely to be the biggest beneficiary from his absence tonight.

    Source: Jared Weiss on Twitter

  • Zylan Cheatham
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    The Pelicans announced on Wednesday that they have transferred two-way forward Zylan Cheatham to New Orleans from the Erie BayHawks of the G League.

    Nothing to see here, Cheatham is only a security blanket at this point.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter