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Fantasy News

  • DeMarcus Cousins - C - Golden State Warriors

    His minutes and exact fit in the rotation is unclear at this point but DeMarcus Cousins will be given the chance to start by coach Steve Kerr on Friday.

    Even with the start, Cousins will likely have a minutes restriction. This will be the first time we'll see him take the floor with the rest of the Warriors' core four players, so keeping an eye on their chemistry is a must.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

  • Rudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs

    As per coach Gregg Popovich, Rudy Gay will be in the Spurs' starting lineup on Wednesday vs. the Mavs.

    He's missed five games with a sprained left wrist but has been deemed good to go by his coach. Gay will have a shot at getting back on track on his renaissance campaign in 2018-19, delivering mid-round value. He's been one of the season's more pleasant bounce-back guys, crushing his late-round ADP.

    Source: Tom Osborne on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr. - F - Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (sprained thumb) will not play on Thursday.

    In addition to the thumb injury, Carter apparently underwent an MRI on his left knee that came back negative. He'll be re-evaluated again on Friday but is said to be day-to-day, so hopefully he's not out long. Robin Lopez and Bobby Portis should see the largest increases in playing time for as long as Carter is sidelined while Jabari Parker and Cristiano Felicio are also in line for more minutes.

    Source: Sun-Times Basketball on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (illness) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game.

    Smith is still under the weather and won't even be in the arena, per Rick Carlisle. Because nothing is ever drama-free in the NBA, Smith tweeted earlier this afternoon about meeting a fan while out for lunch. He must really be feeling it. The trade rumors will continue to swirl here until a move gets made.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • CJ Miles - F/G - Toronto Raptors

    C.J. Miles (hip soreness) will not play on Wednesday.

    Miles continues to be dogged by a hip issue. He's not in the rotation at the moment and shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters.

    Source: Vivek Jacob on Twitter

  • Michael Porter Jr. - F - Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. (back) has been able to do shooting drills at recent practices.

    There's still no timetable for a return and the expectation is that he'll be out for the whole year. We'll update you when he's cleared for contact, though it's nice to know that Porter is doing some kind of basketball activity.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Isaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets

    Mike Malone said that there's still not timetable for Isaiah Thomas (hip).

    Thomas continues to make progress, apparently, but there's still no word on when he might be able to return. He was recently spotted taking jumpers but there's really no reason to get excited about IT's return until we get a date range. Even then he's only a stash, and with plenty of maintenance days likely coming we'd steer clear outside of deep leagues. Late-middle round numbers are possible but it'd take an almost-perfect storm.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Gary Clark - F - Houston Rockets

    Gary Clark will draw into the starting lineup on Wednesday night, with his move to power forward pushing P.J. Tucker to center.

    It'll be an interesting look for Jarrett Allen to deal with from the Brooklyn side of things. This could be a regular look for Houston with Clint Capela out for the next month, and deep-league owners should keep an eye on Clark's game tonight.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Zaza Pachulia - C - Detroit Pistons

    Zaza Pachulia (right lower leg contusion) is available on Wednesday.

    Pachulia will return from an eight-game absence tonight. Khyri Thomas is inactive as a result and Jon Leuer should see less playing time going forward. The fantasy community is still reeling from the aftershocks here.

    Source: Matt Schoch on Twitter

  • Justin Holiday - G - Memphis Grizzlies

    Justin Holiday is starting on Wednesday night.

    Finally. Holiday's been playing sparse minutes since joining the Grizzlies, even with injuries to Dillon Brooks and Kyle Anderson really clearing the runway for him. Of course this comes right after he's been dropped en masse, and there's no guarantees he gets adequate playing time, but you should be paying close attention to this situation tonight. Jevon Carter will head back to the bench.

    Source: David Cobb on Twitter