March 4, 2020, 2:23 pmSkal LabissierePF, Atlanta Hawks
Skal Labissiere (left knee articular cartilage lesion) will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Stop us if you've heard this news before. Skal has long-term potential, but he's a fantasy afterthought considering the Hawks' rotation and his injury status.
Source: Sarah Spencer on Twitter
February 19, 2020, 4:55 pmSkal LabissierePF, Atlanta Hawks
The Hawks will re-evaluate Skal Labissiere (left knee articular cartilage lesion) in two weeks.
Labissiere has been sidelined since the end of January and while he doesn't figure to play a huge role in Atlanta, this still isn't great news for a player that's looked like a legitimate rotation option this season. It's safe to leave Skal on the wire in just about all leagues.
Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter
February 11, 2020, 5:17 pmSkal LabissierePF, Atlanta Hawks
Skal Labissiere (left knee chondral injury) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.
Labissiere hasn't played since early January while with the Blazers. The Hawks overhauled their frontcourt this trade deadline by adding Clint Capela and Dewayne Dedmon along with Labissiere, so he doesn't carry much fantasy value even when he is able to return.
Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter
February 6, 2020, 2:20 pmSkal LabissierePF, Atlanta Hawks
Skal Labissiere has been traded to the Hawks along with $2 million in cash from the Blazers.
The Hawks entered the deadline with a barren frontcourt behind John Collins, and now have acquired Clint Capela, Dewayne Dedmon and Labissiere in the past day. Labissiere is currently injured and will have a minimal role in his new home with the Hawks revamped front court. He can be left on the waiver wire.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
January 8, 2020, 6:23 pmSkal LabissierePF, Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers announced that Skal Labissiere will be re-evaluated in four weeks as he is currently dealing with a left knee articular cartilage lesion.
Labissiere was not on the fantasy radar this season despite having opportunity with the injuries the Blazers have suffered in their frontcourt. If he was being rostered in any redraft leagues, he can be safely dropped with this news.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
December 29, 2019, 7:50 pmSkal LabissierePF, Portland Trail Blazers
Skal Labissiere's (left knee) MRI's results were inconclusive and he will not take part in the team's upcoming road trip.
He is supposed to get a second MRI in a week. That means Labissiere will miss the next six games at a minimum. Just when Labissiere was about to break out as a starter it was all taken away in ugly fashion. It is a rough break if you owned him, but it will give Kent Bazemore another opportunity to prove himself as a 12-team option. His scoring was not consistent enough previously, but the 3-pointers, steals and blocks remain appealing.
Source: Sean Highkin on Twitter
December 29, 2019, 1:06 amSkal LabissierePF, Portland Trail Blazers
MRI results on Skal Labissiere's left knee are pending as of Saturday's postgame media session.
This has the looks of something that could keep Labissiere sidelined for a bit, which is just terrible timing since he was elevated into the starting lineup tonight. Hopefully he's not out for long. If Skal can return quickly he'll be worth scooping up in competitive 12-team leagues given his stat set and new opportunity.
Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter
December 28, 2019, 10:34 pmSkal LabissierePF, Portland Trail Blazers
Skal Labissiere has been ruled out of the rest of Saturday's game against the Lakers with a left knee injury.
It's still unclear as to the specifics of the injury, but it's obviously not a good sign that he's been ruled out of the rest of the game. He started and was able to play just three minutes where he pulled down one rebound and missing his only shot attempt (a three).
Source: Jason Quick on Twitter
December 28, 2019, 10:24 pmSkal LabissierePF, Portland Trail Blazers
Skal Labissiere limped off the court with an apparent leg injury on Saturday and headed to the locker room.
Labissiere gets a tough break, considering he was just inserted into the starting lineup for tonight's game. This means Kent Bazemore will soak up a bit more minutes at the forward spot for the Blazers.
Source: Kerry Eggers on Twitter
December 28, 2019, 9:58 pmSkal LabissierePF, Portland Trail Blazers
Skal Labissiere will start for the Blazers on Saturday, sending Kent Bazemore to the bench.
This is likely a match-up based decision by the Blazers coaching staff. Still, Labissiere is someone to keep an eye on as he's been a blocks streamer in deeper leagues.
Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter
December 24, 2019, 12:33 amSkal LabissierePF, Portland Trail Blazers
Skal Labissiere posted eight points on 4-of-7 shooting with five rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 19 minutes.
Labissiere has blocked two shots in three straight games now. That's a stream-worthy trend. He's still a low-end option, especially while Hassan Whiteside (11 points, 16 rebounds, one steal, four blocks) is healthy.
December 22, 2019, 12:52 amAnthony TolliverPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Anthony Tolliver did little in his start for the Blazers on Saturday, managing zero points (0-for-3 shooting) with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.
Tolliver can be left on the wire and is not worth a gamble, especially at this stage of his career. He was outplayed by Skal Labissiere, who chipped in 11 points, eight rebounds, two dimes and two blocks on 5-of-9 shooting.
November 25, 2019, 11:27 pmSkal LabissierePF, Portland Trail Blazers
Skal Labissiere posted 12 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in Monday's cakewalk against the Bulls.
Labissiere remained productive even with Hassan Whiteside back, though the garbage time nature of this one played a factor. Skal's right around top-200 on the year and is inside the top-130 over the last couple of weeks, so you might as well ride this one til the end.
November 24, 2019, 1:21 amSkal LabissierePF, Portland Trail Blazers
Skal Labissiere scored eight points (4-of-5 from the floor) with two rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes on Saturday.
It was a disappointment for those who picked up Labissiere after his 22 point, 12 rebound and five block performance on Thursday. Labissiere is worth holding with Hassan Whiteside (right hip tendinosis) sidelined and Labissiere could even see increased minutes after Whiteside returns. He flashed his upside on Thursday and should be given some leash after Saturday's dud.
November 23, 2019, 12:20 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside (right hip tendinosis) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Cavs.
Whiteside will miss his second consecutive game after originally being listed as questionable. Although Anthony Tolliver got the start for Whiteside last game with eight points and two rebounds in 31 minutes, Skal Labissiere was the big standout with 22 points, 12 rebounds, two triples, one steal and five blocks in 28 minutes. He should get another opportunity tonight and could earn himself a larger role even once Whiteside returns.
Source: Jason Quick on Twitter