Mario Hezonja

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  • Jusuf Nurkic
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    In a conference call with Portland media, Terry Stotts revealed that Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins are likely to return to their starting jobs and won't be under minutes restrictions when the NBA resumes.

    It should be a huge defensive lift for a Blazers squad that gave up points like crazy, though this will throw a wrench into plans for DFS players. Stotts mentioned that he's considered starting Nurkic next to current starter Hassan Whiteside, though that fit would likely only be tenable in certain matchups. This, plus news of Trevor Ariza's absence during the restart, also has big effects on the wing rotation, where it sounds like Carmelo Anthony and Gary Trent Jr. are competing to start with Nassir Little and Mario Hezonja also in the mix off the bench. This is a big blow to Hassan Whiteside's fantasy appeal — a top-15 player in 31.3 mpg this year– as his minutes should sink into the mid twenties. Anyone participating in a short league that covers the restart may want to view Whiteside as more of a middle-round, blocks specialist type, though this all obviously hinges on how Nurkic and Collins look when games begin.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Mario Hezonja
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Mario Hezonja came alive on Monday, going for 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting, eight boards, four dimes and one swipe in 28 minutes in a win over the Magic on Monday.

    Hezonja received one of his highest minutes totals of the season, so this type of performance won't likely be repeated anytime soon. The Blazers should be getting Damian Lillard (right groin strain) back this week, so Hezonja will have an even tougher time seeing much action the rest of the way.

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons (left ankle sprain) will not return on Saturday vs. the Hawks, finishing with 10 points and two threes in 16 minutes.

    The Blazers will need to lean more on Gary Trent Jr., who has already stepped up with Damian Lillard (right groin strain) out. Trent Jr. is worth owning in standard leagues for points, threes and steals while the Blazers are injured. Nassir Little and Mario Hezonja may see extra minutes, but they are a bad streaming option, even in deeper leagues.

    Source: Orlando Sanchez on Twitter

  • Mario Hezonja
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Mario Hezonja (left ankle sprain) returned from injury on Sunday and recorded one assist in 12 minutes of action.

    Hezonja should not be on anyone's radar as he has fallen out of the fantasy spectrum. Leave him on the wire.

  • Mario Hezonja
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Mario Hezonja's (left ankle sprain) status has been changed to active for Sunday's faceoff with the Pistons.

    Hezonja is now going to try and give it a go for the Blazers. We're unlikely to see anything special out of Hezonja immediately, but its possible he can carve out some deep league value while the Blazers are without Damian Lillard. Just keep an eye on the boxscore later, but it is unlikely Hezonja blasts out of the gates after missing the past two weeks of action.

    Source: Erik Gunderson on Twitter

  • Mario Hezonja
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Mario Hezonja will miss Sunday's game with a left ankle sprain.

    Hezonja has fallen off the fantasy radar. His absence will not make any non-owners blink.

    Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter

  • Mario Hezonja
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Mario Hezonja (left ankle sprain) will remain sidelined on Friday against the Pelicans.

    Hezonja missed the last two games before the All-Star break and it's concerning that he's not ready to rock despite over a full week off. He's off the fantasy radar.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Mario Hezonja
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Mario Hezonja (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Wednesday's contest vs. the Grizzlies.

    Hezonja has been unable to take advantage of the opportunity that he has seen this season as the Blazers have dealt with several injuries to their wings and bigs. At times, Mario has shown that he can be relevant in 16-team leagues but is better left on the wire outside of 30-team leagues.

    Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter

  • Mario Hezonja
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Mario Hezonja (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game.

    Hezonja sustained the injury on Sunday. He's been in and out of Portland's rotation all year long and is only a factor in the deepest of fantasy leagues.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Mario Hezonja
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Mario Hezonja departed Sunday's matchup vs. the Heat due to an ankle injury and will not return.

    He only wound up receiving five minutes before departing in the second quarter. His role has been limited with the Blazers this season, and he should be ignored outside fo the deepest of leagues. Hopefully, the injury does not hold him down for long, and he can use the All-Star break to recover.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Mario Hezonja
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Mario Hezonja (back) returned from a two-game absence on Friday night and had seven points in 19 minutes.

    Hezonja has been in and out of the rotation, but could find himself looked to for scoring if CJ McCollum's ankle injury ends up being serious. Not-So-Super Mario is only a deep-league option these days, and not a good one at that.

  • Mario Hezonja
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Coach Stotts said that Mario Hezonja is available after missing two games with a lower back contusion.

    Hezonja is outside the top-300 on the season. He can be left on the waiver wire outside of 30-team leagues.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Mario Hezonja
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Mario Hezonja is probable to take on the Mavs on Friday despite dealing with a bruised lower back.

    Hezonja has a chance to return after a two-game absence. However, Mario has seen his role reduced as the season has gone along and that trend doesn't appear to change for the foreseeable future.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Mario Hezonja
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Mario Hezonja (lower back contusion) has been ruled out for Wednesday vs. the Rockets.

    Hezonja has been hampered by this injury for quite a while and is a drop in 20-team leagues.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Mario Hezonja
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Mario Hezonja (lower back contusion) is being listed as questionable to play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Hezonja is seeing only minutes in the teens despite the rash of injuries to the Blazers' frontcourt. He flashed upside as a PG for the Knicks last season but has underwhelmed for the most part. Leave him on the waiver wire.

    Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter