• Trey Lyles
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    The Spurs have officially signed Trey Lyles.

    San Antonio moved quickly amidst Marcus Morris' waffling, scooping up Lyles on what's been reported as a two-year, $11 million deal. Look for Lyles to give the Spurs some stretch four minutes this season. There isn't much fantasy appeal after a down campaign in Denver but perhaps working with the Spurs' development staff will give his career a jumpstart.

    Source: San Antonio Spurs

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  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving (shoulder) has been upgraded to probable against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Irving's shoulder injury came up out of nowhere but it looks like he should be fine and able to play through it. With Caris Levert out for a few weeks, Kyrie should shoulder a massive load and continue playing at his top-10 value (9-cat) tonight in Denver.

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    According to coach Lloyd Pierce, "It's going to be some time" for Kevin Huerter (shoulder) to recover from his shoulder injury suffered against Nuggets on November 12.

    Huerter does not have a tear in his shoulder according to his MRI. He was just starting to find his groove and it will be tough to hang onto him while there is no definitive timetable on his return. It may be wise to grab a hot free agent off the wire instead of waiting around to figure out when he might be back. Cam Reddish will start in his absence and DeAndre' Bembry and De'Andre Hunter should soak up more minutes in the rotation.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook is likely to sit out either Friday's game against the Pacers or Saturday's game against the Wolves per Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

    Westbrook struggled in his last game out and finished with just 30 minutes due to foul trouble and he has been averaging 32.6 minutes after receiving 34-36 in his past 10 seasons for the Thunder. This seems to be part of a greater plan to keep him fresh down the stretch as he also sat out a back-to-back on Nov 4. In that game, James Harden went off for 46-10-6 with seven 3-pointers and monster usage.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nic Batum (fractured middle finger) is out Friday but has hope to return sometime on the Hornets' upcoming four-game road-trip.

    Batum has not played since October 23 and will likely be eased back into action. However, with the emergence of Devonte' Graham and P.J. Washington and the Hornets trying to develop their younger players, he may not have a large role in the rotation. He may be a speculative add in most formats but may just be an end of your roster type of guy.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Caris LeVert
    PG-SG, Brooklyn Nets

    Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Caris LeVert (right thumb surgery) is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

    It's the first concrete timetable to emerge, and it makes LeVert a droppable player in standard leagues given that he was already producing well below par with top-170/250 value thanks to another dip in his efficiency and a spike in turnovers. You can hold him if possible, but most managers might not be able to have a dead roster spot that long, especially for a player who hasn't been performing.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Hamidou Diallo
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Hamidou Diallo (knee soreness) did not practice on Thursday.

    Diallo has taken hold of a steady role for the Thunder this season and is a surprising top-200 player on the year, with top-150/115 value over the last couple of weeks. In that span he's averaging 1.8 steals and 0.5 blocks while going an even .500 from the field, so hopefully he doesn't miss much more time. Diallo should find his way onto rosters in competitive 12-team formats at this point, though we don't envision him keeping up this pace all season.

    Source: Joe Mussatto on Twitter

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Dwayne Bacon (sore right knee) is probable to play against Detroit on Friday.

    Bacon received treatment during practice on Thursday and did not participate in full but it looks like that will not keep him out of Friday's game. Deep league managers should check back tomorrow to be sure.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Cam Reddish
    G-F, Atlanta Hawks

    Cam Reddish (left shoulder) will be in the starting lineup on Thursday night.

    Reddish was listed as probable on the injury report so this is no surprise. The rookie can't be plugged into lineups with his meager production so far — 5.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.6 threes and a .250 mark from the floor — but he could find some rhythm with Kevin Huerter out indefinitely. He's a watch list option.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Patrick Beverley
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Patrick Beverley (left calf soreness) will not suit up on Thursday.

    Beverley fouled out in 27 minutes last night and this might be a glorified rest day. Either way, he's only been a low-end option in fantasy this season, and that doesn't figure to change with Paul George set to return. Lou Williams and Terance Mann figure to handle the PG work tonight, with Jerome Robinson likely getting a chance to crack the rotation as well.

    Source: Mirjam Swanson on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (left thumb sprain) will play on Thursday against the Bucks.

    WCJ has been struggling with his steals rate and FT% which is dragging down his value but he was at 79.5% on free throws last year and 0.6 steals per game in less playing time in his 2018 rookie year, so he should be able regress to the mean.

    Source: NBA Injury Report