Player Notes

  • Larry Nance Jr. (illness) out Wednesday vs. 76ers
    Larry Nance Jr. (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday’s game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Nance is a late addition to the injury report, leaving the Pelicans down a big man in their rotation. Cody Zeller should see an increase in minutes, but he is not worth streaming in this spot. Rotoworld 28 minutes ago
  • Now likely to play Wednesday
    Olynyk (shoulder) is probable for Wednesday's game versus the Grizzlies, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    Advice: Olynyk has been upgraded from questionable to probable Wednesday despite dealing with a right shoulder strain. The veteran big man should continue to be one of Utah's primary options off the bench in the frontcourt. Today, 2:18 pm
  • Nick Richards (concussion) out Thursday vs. Nets
    Nick Richards (concussion protocol) is out for Thursday’s game against the Nets.

    Advice: Richardson has not appeared in a game since he was injured in a November 17 loss to the Bucks. PJ Washington has served as the backup center in his absence, and JT Thor has picked up additional minutes. Thor would only be worth streaming consideration if Brandon Miller (ankle, questionable) also sits out Thursday’s game. Rotoworld Today, 2:12 pm
  • Isaiah Jackson, T.J. McConnell questionable Thurs.
    Isaiah Jackson (upper respiratory infection) and T.J. McConnell (right hamstring soreness) are questionable for Thursday’s game against the Heat.

    Advice: With Jalen Smith (heel/knee) out for at least one week, Jackson appeared to be on track to take over as Myles Turner’s backup. But he’s also on the injury report, which may be why Oscar Tshiebwe is now traveling with the Pacers to Miami. There’s no need to consider streaming Tshiebwe. As for McConnell, his potential absence would benefit Andrew Nembhard the host. Rotoworld Today, 1:45 pm
  • Bam Adebayo, Duncan Robinson probable for Thursday
    Bam Adebayo (left hip contusion) and Duncan Robinson (right thumb sprain) are probable for Thursday’s game against the Pacers.

    Advice: Adebayo and Robinson being probable for Thursday’s game means it’s relatively safe for fantasy managers to assume they’ll be cleared. While the former shouldn’t be available in any fantasy league, Robinson’s rostered in 48% of Yahoo leagues. He’s worth rostering as long as Tyler Herro (ankle) remains sidelined. Rotoworld Today, 1:16 pm
  • Sees action in blowout loss
    Fernando logged two points (1-6 FG) and three rebounds over four minutes in Tuesday's 128-105 loss to Cleveland.

    Advice: Tuesday's contest marked Fernando's fifth game played this season, and the overwhelming majority of his minutes result from blowouts that prompt the Hawks to clear their bench. As long as centers Clint Capela and Onyeka Okongwu remain healthy, Fernando is not expected to see meaningful minutes on the court. Today, 12:24 pm
  • Jalen Smith (heel) to be re-evaluated in a week
    Indiana Pacers beat writer Tony East reports that Jalen Smith is dealing with a left heel contusion and left knee bone bruise and will be re-evaluated “early next week.”

    Advice: Smith isn’t traveling with the team to Miami, and Oscar Tshiebwe has been called up from the G League, so fantasy managers should keep an eye on the minutes given to Tshiebwe and Isaiah Jackson in upcoming games. They may present useful streaming options for next week’s In-Season Tournament knockout games. Rotoworld Today, 9:40 am
  • Heads back to NBA
    Garza was transferred from the G League's Iowa Wolves to the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: Garza was sent to Iowa on Wednesday morning to practice with the G League club, but he'll rejoin the Timberwolves a few hours later. He's been on the fringes of the rotation for the parent club this year and shouldn't see significant minutes moving forward. Today, 8:48 am
  • Looks great despite loss
    Sengun totaled 31 points (10-19 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 11-14 FT), nine rebounds, six assists and one block over 35 minutes during Tuesday's 121-115 loss to the Mavericks.

    Advice: There's no longer any doubt that Sengun is the focal point of Houston's offense. Over his last eight games, Sengun averaged 23.3 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.3 blocks. He does have some flaws in category leagues due to high turnovers and a below-average free-throw percentage, but it's hard to complain about his recent production. Today, 8:10 am