• Hassan Whiteside scored 19 points on 6-of-15 shooting (7-of-8 FTs) with 25 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in the Heat’s 93-90 loss to the Hawks on Tuesday.

    We’ve been on Whiteside’s case for efficiency in both shooting categories but we’ll gladly take the free throw improvement knowing the field goal improvement is less of a concern.  Owners should hope for the Heat to stay healthy so he can continue to get easy buckets, and Whiteside needs to cut down on his 2.8 turnovers per game so he can get back into elite territory in 9-cat leagues. 

Fantasy News

  • Ivica Zubac
    C, Los Angeles Clippers

    Marc Stein of The New York Times is reporting that the Clippers are exploring the trade market to add a dependable big man and wing depth to the team.

    The Clippers could use another big man to pair with Ivica Zubac and Montrezl Harrell, as well as another wing defender to play behind their superstar forwards. The Clippers are set with their core and will be doing their due diligence to round out the kinks of the roster before the stretch run.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • DeAndre' Bembry
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    DeAndre' Bembry (personal) will miss Friday's game against the Thunder as he deals with the passing of his aunt.

    Our prayers go out to Bembry and his family. De'Andre Hunter could see a few extra minutes in his absence.

    Source: Jameelah J on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Josh Richardson (left hamstring strain) will be re-evaluated in two to three weeks after getting injured in the opening minutes of Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.

    Richardson was ruled out for the game shortly after leaving, and this confirms the teams' fears that it will be a multi-week absence. Furkan Korkmaz was the primary beneficiary on Wednesday after Richardson left the game, with James Ennis and Shake Milton also getting extra minutes. Korkmaz is the guy to target of the group, though Joel Embiid's eventual return is sure to shuffle the rotation once again.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Pelican's coach Alvin Gentry said that Zion Williamson (right knee surgery) has no soreness or issues and went through a full practice on Thursday following the prized rookie's NBA debut on Wednesday night.

    Williamson put on a show in the fourth quarter during Wednesday's game, and at one point, scored 17 straight points. He returned to the bench to end the game as the team takes a cautious approach with the highly-touted prospect. Williamson is as exciting a player as they come.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Eric Bledsoe
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Bucks GM Jon Horst relayed that the team is not interested in trading Eric Bledsoe saying, “We have no[t] talked to any teams about trading [Bledsoe], since the day that we traded for him.”

    The Bucks have the best record in the league at 39-6 and sit 7.5 games ahead of the number two seed Miami Heat. The team does not need to make a huge splash to compete for the NBA Championship this season, but if they again fail to show up in the postseason, and Bledsoe fails to show up in the playoffs again, it could cause ripple effects on Giannis Antetokounmpo's future.

    Source: NBC Sports

  • Jeremiah Martin
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Jeremiah Martin and Chris Chiozza are being listed as available to play against the Lakers on Thursday.

    The Nets will call up both of their two-way players ahead of a stretch of three games in four nights. Neither of these guards is on the fantasy radar.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Chandler Parsons
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    Forward Chandler Parsons of the Hawks remains in the NBA's concussion protocol as he continues to receive treatment in California, while also covering and rehabbing from whiplash and a cervical disc injury suffered after being involved in a car crash.

    This is a genuinely saddening story as not only is Parsons' playing career in doubt, but he is said to have suffered permanent damage after being struck by another driver who has been charged with a DUI. We wish Parsons all the best and pray he can make a full recovery.

    Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter

  • Wesley Matthews
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Wesley Matthews (illness) is being listed as probable for Friday's game against the Hornets.

    Matthews has put up value outside of the top-200 in both 9/8 cat leagues this season as he continues to be outplayed by Donte DiVincenzo. Matthews is nothing more than an occasional streamer for teams looking for extra threes on small slates.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Anzejs Pasecniks
    C, Washington Wizards

    Anzejs Pasecniks (left ankle sprain) is being ruled out of Thursday's matchup with the Cavs.

    Pasecniks run of fantasy value is pretty much over for now with Thomas Bryant and Davis Bertans returning to action, along with Rui Hachimura being cleared for full activities. Pasecniks is merely a depth option when healthy as the Wizards' frontcourt returns to health.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Nicolas Claxton
    PF, Brooklyn Nets

    Nicolas Claxton (shoulder) is being listed as out for Thursday's game against the Lakers.

    Claxton will join DeAndre Jordan (finger) on the sidelines for this one. Jarrett Allen is in line for all the run that he can handle in this primetime matchup.

    Source: NBA Injury Report