• Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    The Heat have officially signed first-round pick Tyler Herro.

    Herro has been balling in Summer League, and there was some thought that the Heat's delay in signing him to a deal had to do with the trade restrictions that come with the formal transaction. The Heat now have to wait 30 days before they can trade Herro, which takes him off the table in any deal that needs to happen soon. Miami is a popular name in the Russell Westbrook hunt, but unless the Thunder want to wait it looks like Herro won't be part of the package.

    Source: Miami Heat

Fantasy News

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine (right ankle sprain) will play on Thursday against the Bucks.

    LaVine has been providing top-55/85 value (8-cat/9-cat) and should receive his normal allotment of minutes. He has a usage of 28.8% but could be relied upon more offensively with Otto Porter remaining out due to injury and Lauri Markkanen potentially dealing with a minor injury that may be affecting his shot.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Dwayne Bacon (sore knee) received treatment on his knee but did not practice on Thursday.

    Malik Monk received more minutes on Wednesday night against the Grizzlies with Bacon out and could provide some short term streamer appeal in his absence.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Danuel House
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Danuel House (back) is doubtful to play against the Pacers on Friday.

    Austin Rivers and Ben McLemore have been receiving more minutes in the rotation and could provide some short term value in 3-pointers while House is out.

    Source: Salman Ali on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela (head) will not play on Friday and is doubtful to play on Saturday according to Mike D'Antoni.

    Capela was evaluated for a concussion after Wednesday's game, and the early signs aren't positive. Tyson Chandler will start in his place and is worth a look if you're chasing rebounds. P.J. Tucker should get plenty of run as a small-ball center, too, and this news probably helps Houston's power forward group more than Chandler.

    Source: Salman Ali on Twitter

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    X-rays on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's ankle came back negative on Wednesday night after he felt pain on the inside of his ankle when he planted going in for a late score.

    He will be re-evaluated on Friday per ESPN's Dave McMenamin. KCP is averaging under 20 minutes a night and is sitting well outside of standard league value. He can be left on the wire in all formats.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Caris LeVert
    PG-SG, Brooklyn Nets

    Caris LeVert underwent surgery to repair ligament damage in his right thumb on Thursday.

    As yesterday's reports mentioned, LeVert is expected to miss several weeks. His season has gotten off to a slow start (top-170/250 in 8/9-cat), though the counting numbers are still in a respectable range. With LeVert out, look for Garrett Temple to start with additional minutes and ball-handling work going to Spencer Dinwiddie and Joe Harris, with forward minutes potentially opening up for down-bench guys like Dzanan Musa, David Nwaba and Rodions Kurucs. LeVert was sporting a 26.0 usage, which should mean plenty of touches spread relatively evenly across multiple players. Dinwiddie and Temple seem like the biggest beneficiaries. LeVert should be held if you have an IR spot at your disposal.

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze (concussion) is officially questionable for Friday's game, though Nate McMillan said he would play.

    Bitadze has missed the last three games because of his injury. He was rolling before the injury with three consecutive four-block games and should be held in all formats if possible. Though he was not in the rotation to start the season, Bitadze has shown that he can produce at this level — he may not get consistent playing time when Myles Turner returns but it'd be nice to find out how the minutes get divided before dropping a potentially productive guy like Goga.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Jeremy Lamb
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Jeremy Lamb (sprained left ankle) will not play on Friday against the Rockets.

    Lamb has been out for nearly two weeks now and the Pacers haven't said anything about his potential return. Considering Lamb has yet to return to practice, it seems unlikely that he'll be ready to go in the near future. Aaron Holiday will continue to start, while TJ McConnell and Doug McDermott will get additional minutes off the bench.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

  • Myles Turner
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out ahead of Friday's game.

    Turner was briefly updated to questionable before a few games last week but is back to getting ruled out a day ahead of time. Domantas Sabonis and JaKarr Sampson should make up the starting frontcourt once again, and you can start the rest of the Pacers as you normally would.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela (head) is unlikely to play in Friday's game, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

    Capela was evaluated for a possible concussion after Wednesday's game and appeared to sustain the injury in a collision late in the game. If the big man is forced to miss time it would probably press Tyson Chandler into starting duty, though he's not a fantasy option unless you're hunting for rebounds. The Rockets would probably be forced to use small-ball lineups for extended minutes for as long as Capela is sidelined.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter