• D'Angelo Russell
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors and Nets have agreed to a sign-and-trade of D'Angelo Russell, who has agreed to a four-year, $117 million contract.

    This is an absolute stunner. The Warriors — if they keep Russell rather than flip him somewhere — add a serious up-and-comer to a backcourt that features two elite talents. Russell will help the Warriors stay competitive while Klay Thompson heals up, but the long-term fit is questionable after that. We'll see if there's another move coming. As the deal has been reported, the Dubs would also need to send back either Draymond Green or Andre Iguodala. The Warriors could just be trying to grab talent and sort it out later, but Russell just isn't a fit with the way they play. This is a wild one.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls will send rookie Daniel Gafford to their G League affiliate after Thursday's game against the Bucks.

    Gafford has only seen 12 minutes so far across four games. He will get some much needed playing time in the G League and continue to develop his craft. Gafford will likely stay off the fantasy radar for this season but he is only 21 years old.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Paul George
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Paul George will make his long-awaited Clippers debut on Thursday vs. the Pelicans after recovering from offseason shoulder surgeries.

    George will make his return after missing the first 11 games of the season. He finished the 2018-19 season with top 4/3 value in 8/9 cat leagues. Although it is unlikely that he can repeat his spectacular numbers from last season, George has the potential to be a first round talent in per-game value. Fantasy owners should definitely get George in their lineups immediately but tamper expectations as it might take some time for him to get back to game-shape.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Grayson Allen
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Grayson Allen (left ankle soreness) will not play on Friday vs. the Jazz.

    This will be Allen's seventh consecutive missed game and it is unclear when he will return. He is not currently on the fantasy radar but did prove that he could knock down the three-ball at a .380 clip in four years at Duke University.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    According to Ian Begley of SNYtv, Mitchell Robinson is likely to play Thursday vs. the Mavs and will come off the bench if he does play.

    Robinson has missed the last two contests as he is in the NBA's concussion protocol. He will gradually work his way back into the starting lineup. Robinson has disappointed fantasy owners so far this season, but there is still plenty of time for him to prove that he was worth a mid-round pick. He is by far the best young center that the Knicks have and it will be in their best interest to let him get experience this season as the Knicks will likely fall out of the playoff picture. If he does play, Taj Gibson is the most likely candidate to lose minutes as a result.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Donte DiVincenzo
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Donte DiVincenzo will draw his first start of his NBA career on Thursday in place of the injured Khris Middleton as the Bucks take on the Bulls.

    DiVincenzo will get the first crack at filling in for Khris Middleton on Thursday and will have plenty of opportunity given Middleton was a key part of their offense and the team's second leading scorer (18.5 points per game). He is currently in competition with Sterling Brown and Pat Connaughton but seems to have the edge for the time being.

    Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor will not play on Thursday vs. the Clippers due to an ankle injury.

    Okafor could have seen more minutes in this contest if he was able to play as Brandon Ingram has been ruled out due to knee soreness. Expect Derrick Favors to play extra minutes on Thursday while Jaxson Hayes might also play some more.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Brandon Ingram has been ruled out ahead of Thursday's matchup against the Clippers due to right knee soreness.

    Ingram has been excellent so far this season in the games that he has been healthy enough to play. This game will mark his second consecutive absence and the Pelicans will likely be cautious with their leading scorer (25.9 points per game). Expect Derrick Favors and Kenrich Williams to see more minutes in this contest while rookie Jaxson Hayes might see a few extra minutes.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Dewayne Dedmon is questionable ahead of Friday's tilt against the Lakers due to a right knee sprain.

    Dedmon has not been playing as many minutes as many people expected after signing a 3-year/$40 million dollar contract this past offseason. He is not seeing enough minutes to produce value outside of very deep leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Trevor Ariza
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    Trevor Ariza is questionable to face the Lakers on Friday due to a sore right groin.

    It was previously reported that Ariza is currently day-to-day after exiting Tuesday's game early due to a groin injury. The Kings even recalled one of their two-way players, DaQuan Jeffries, in order to have insurance in case Ariza is forced to miss time. Expect Bogdan Bogdanović, Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes and Nemanja Bjelica to see more usage if Ariza misses this contest.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tony Snell
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Tony Snell (left hip flexor strain) is probable for Thursday's game against the Hornets.

    Snell has been a solid veteran piece for the Pistons so far this season as he has started every game for them. He doesn't have a high ceiling but as long as he is averaging 28.7 minutes per game, Snell has an opportunity to have low-end standard league value. With Blake Griffin back in the mix, there may be less opportunity for Snell and the rest of the guys outside of Andre Drummond, Luke Kennard and Derrick Rose moving forward.

    Source: NBA Injury Report