July 11, 2019, 10:22 pmGary ClarkPF, Houston Rockets
Gary Clark put up 13 points, four steals and three 3-pointers in Thursday's 87-92 loss to the Thunder.
Clark briefly surfaced as a rotation option for Houston last season but faded to the background as his shot faltered. In 51 games he shot .331 overall and .297 from deep, and if Clark wants to stick in Houston he'll need to establish himself as someone that can knock down the corner triple. His 3-of-9 mark tonight is a step in the right direction, and that's now seven threes in his last two Summer League contests.
February 21, 2020, 1:40 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (back) is probable to face the Bucks on Saturday.
Simmons was a late scratch on Thursday but it doesn't appear as though this back problem is serious. His return to the court will bump Raul Neto back to obscurity.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
February 21, 2020, 1:36 pmKenrich WilliamsPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Kenrich Williams (back soreness) remains out for the Pelicans.
Williams has missed well over a month now and the All-Star break wasn't even enough to get him a status upgrade. He can be ignored in all but the deepest of formats at this point.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 21, 2020, 12:45 pmJaylen NowellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jaylen Nowell (illness) will not play on Friday against the Celtics.
Nowell has only appeared in nine games all season, mostly showing up in garbage time. This news shouldn't affect many, if any, fantasy teams.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
February 21, 2020, 12:43 pmWayne EllingtonSG, New York Knicks
Wayne Ellington (strained right ankle) is available for Friday's game.
Ellington was initially questionable. He might not be in the rotation, especially if the Knicks tilt towards playing their younger options, so his presence or absence only affects the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
February 21, 2020, 12:42 pmElfrid PaytonPG, New York Knicks
Elfrid Payton (sore right ankle) will not play on Friday against the Pacers.
Payton has been on fire of late so this is a tough development coming out of the All-Star break. Frank Ntilikina and Dennis Smith will split the point guard work for as long as Payton is out, though neither is a standard-league option. Smith has more upside as a scorer while Ntilikina might be safer as a simple steals specialist.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
February 21, 2020, 12:40 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker had his sore left knee drained and received a synvisc injection, and Brad Stevens said that Walker would miss "at least" Friday's game.
The injection is meant to help with swelling and soreness. Knee drains often sound more serious than they are and to this point the Celtics haven't reacted as though Walker's injury is all that serious, so hopefully he only misses a couple games, if that. Marcus Smart and Brad Wanamaker should handle the PG work in the meantime, though players like Tremont Waters and Carsen Edwards can also factor in.
Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter
February 21, 2020, 12:36 pmDusty HannahsPG, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies are expected to sign Dusty Hannahs to a 10-day contract.
Hannahs appeared in two games for the Grizzlies last season but has been a lights out shooter in the G League this season. It's unlikely he gets much action for this iteration of the Grizzlies.
Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal
February 21, 2020, 12:26 pmD.J. AugustinPG, Orlando Magic
DJ Augustin (left knee bone irritation) will be available for Friday's game.
Augustin will be returning from a 15-game absence and while he will be worked along slowly, it should be a big lift to the Magic in the long run. It's possible that he takes some minutes from Markelle Fultz in certain situations, but the Magic's various fantasy values shouldn't change much. Augustin is back on the radar as a deep-league option for assists and threes.
Source: Dante Marchitelli on Twitter
February 21, 2020, 12:20 pmJoe ChealeyPG, Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets will sign Joe Chealey to a 10-day contract.
Chealey was with the Hornets last season and signed an Exhibit 10 with the team this offseason. He was one of the final cuts before opening night and his familiarity with the organization probably helped him out here. There's no need to watch Chealey in fantasy leagues.
Source: Rod Boone on Twitter
February 21, 2020, 1:40 amDamion LeeSG, Golden State Warriors
Damion Lee went 4-for-12 from the field and 4-for-4 at the line to finish Thursday's game with 13 points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds, three assists and one steal.
Lee has been one of the hotter pickups since D'Angelo Russell was sent to the Wolves. However, some buyer's remorse might be setting in as Lee's .413 shooting from the field can dip thanks to the variance that comes along with him being a streaky shooter, making more suiting for FG-punting builds.