July 9, 2019, 6:05 pmHamidou DialloSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Hamidou Diallo scored 11 points with two assists and a steal on 5-of-12 shooting in 25 minutes vs. Croatia on Tuesday.
Diallo might be staring at an increased role next season after the recent trades, and rumors of more coming, the Thunder made. Diallo's shot is still too inconsistent to be relied upon, but he can fly. If he can find himself in the rotation, he may find himself on the fantasy radar in deeper leagues.
December 7, 2019, 2:32 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas (left calf strain) is listed as out against the Clippers on Sunday.
Being ruled out a full day in advance is not a great sign. Thomas was a difficult hold in standard leagues even before the injury so don't hesitate if there is a hot pickup available. Ish Smith started the last two with 17.0 points, 2.0 triples, 8.0 assists and 0.5 steals so he hopes to keep rolling on Sunday but he did not do much with the starting job before he lost it to Thomas earlier this season so expectations are timid.
December 7, 2019, 2:31 pmWayne EllingtonSG, New York Knicks
Wayne Ellington (sore left Achilles) has been ruled out on Saturday.
Ellington isn't much of a fantasy presence with only 14.3 mpg on the season. It remains to be seen how the Knicks will deploy their cast of characters under Mike Miller's guidance, but unless some major cuts get made to the rotation you can just watch this action from afar until things settle down.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
December 7, 2019, 2:24 pmJakarr SampsonSF, Indiana Pacers
JaKarr Sampson (sore lower back) is being listed as questionable to take on the Knicks on Saturday.
Sampson has missed the last nine contests with the back issue after starting seven of the Pacers' first nine games this season with Myles Turner missing time. There have been minimal updates regarding Sampson's recovery but he shouldn't have any fantasy value anyway as long as Turner and Domantas Sabonis are both healthy.
December 7, 2019, 2:18 pmTyson ChandlerC, Houston Rockets
Tyson Chandler (illness) is listed as questionable to face the Suns on Saturday.
Chandler is playing a minimal role for Houston with less than 10 minutes played in each of his last six appearances. His availability for this one will not have any fantasy implications.
December 7, 2019, 2:14 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon (sore right hand) is listed as questionable on Saturday against the Knicks.
Brogdon seemed to have injured his pinky in the final minutes of Friday's game against Detroit and although he said after the game that he should be fine for Saturday, the Pacers may err on the side of caution as they are facing one of the worst teams in the league. If Brogdon cannot go, Aaron Holiday and T.J. McConnell would likely divvy up all of his minutes.
Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter
December 7, 2019, 1:59 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (illness) is listed as probable to play against the Sixers on Saturday.
Love missed Friday's game which allowed Larry Nance to get the start but he failed to capitalize while playing a season-high 41 minutes. He should return to the bench with Love back but is still a top-100 standard league player in only 26.7 minutes per game this season. Love is putting up Love-type numbers as the best player on a bad team but with ESPN reporting that the Cavs are ready to listen to offers for him, his rest-of-season outlook is unclear although moving him may be tough because of his contract.
Source: Joe Vardon on Twitter
December 7, 2019, 1:42 pmAvery BradleySG, Los Angeles Lakers
Avery Bradley (right leg hairline fracture) will be re-evaluated when the Lakers arrive back in Los Angeles on Saturday.
If all goes well, Bradley is targeting a return to the lineup on December 13, when the team takes on Miami. That would put him at exactly one month since the last game he has played. Bradley has been unable to produce standard league value although starting and playing 27.4 minutes per game for the Lakers through his first 10 games. It is unclear if he would return as a starter but can safely be left on the wire in most standard leagues.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
December 7, 2019, 1:32 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley (left hamstring strain) will miss Saturday's game against the Grizzlies.
Conley participated in portions of Friday's practice but will remain out for a second straight game. Joe Ingles picked up the start for Conley last game but didn't capitalize with four points, five assists, two rebounds and one triple in 27 minuted. Dante Exum and Emmanuel Mudiay playing 13 and 10 minutes apiece, respectively. Donovan Mitchell will be the main ball handler as long as Conley remains out. He will miss his second homecoming tonight and the fact that he's getting ruled out so early is troublesome. However, it could be that the Jazz are being extra careful against a soft opponent. Nobody has really brought it up as it seems that the industry-wide expectation is that Conley will return to his career averages, but he has been a nightmare to own this season and has had numerous chances to get himself going. We need to adjust our expectations for him this season and treat him as the volatile fantasy asset with a rock-bottom floor that he has been so far on this Jazz team.
Source: Erik Walden on Twitter
December 7, 2019, 1:05 pmStanley JohnsonSF, Toronto Raptors
Stanley Johnson is still "a ways away" from returning from a left groin stress reaction, according to a report by Ryan Wolstat.
He's on an indefinite rest plan since there is no other treatment for his condition. We hope he gets better, but there will be no role for him upon his return in Toronto's tight 8-man rotation. Leave him on the wire even in the deepest of leagues.
Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter
December 7, 2019, 1:02 pmPatrick McCawSG, Toronto Raptors
Patrick McCaw (left knee surgery) has been cleared for contact and is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Sixers.
McCaw had a golden opportunity to reemerge as a an NBA rotational player, but has since seen Norman Powell and even Terence Davis monopolize reserve minutes on the wing in his absence. McCaw's got more championship rings than games played this season. Ignore him.
Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter