Player Notes

  • Inks 10-day deal
    The Knicks signed Toppin to a 10-day contract Thursday, Steve Popper of Newsday reports.

    Advice: New York signed Toppin and DaQuan Jeffries to 10-day deals Thursday in order to reach the minimum roster spots required for a team. Toppin is averaging 2.6 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.6 minutes across his five NBA appearances so far in 2023-24. Rotowire.com 6 minutes ago
  • Kawhi Leonard (groin) absent from injury report
    Kawhi Leonard (left adductor strain) is not on the injury report for Thursday’s game against the Thunder.

    Advice: The Clippers and Thunder submitted clean injury reports for Thursday’s game, meaning all players will be available. That includes Leonard, who played 10 minutes off the bench in Sunday’s All-Star Game. His return means Amir Coffey will come off the bench, diminishing his fantasy value. Norman Powell will take a slight hit but remains worth rostering in deeper leagues. Rotoworld Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Set to debut Thursday
    The 76ers assigned Bazley to the Delaware Blue Coats of the G League on Wednesday, but he will be recalled and available for Philadelphia's matchup with the Knicks on Thursday, Austin Krell of USA Today reports.

    Advice: Bazley signed a 10-day contract with the 76ers on Monday and is set to make his debut Thursday. During his last NBA stint in 2022-23, Bazley shot 37.7 percent from three across 43 appearances for the Thunder and Suns. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 6:03 pm
  • Still away from team
    Morris won't play in Thursday's game versus the Kings due to being away from the team, independent NBA writer Matthew Tynan reports.

    Advice: Despite being left off the Spurs' previous injury report, Morris is now listed as out for Thursday's contest. It is unclear when the veteran forward will return to action. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 5:44 pm
  • Gary Payton II (illness) questionable for Thursday
    Gary Payton II (illness) is questionable for Thursday’s game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Payton is back on the injury report after returning from a strained hamstring just before the All-Star break. A potential absence would not significantly impact fantasy basketball, but it would rob the Warriors of one of their best defenders. Rotoworld Yesterday, 5:36 pm
    Gary Payton IIGSW - PG,SG,SF
  • Cam Reddish, Max Christie questionable Thursday
    Cam Reddish (right ankle sprain) and Max Christie (right ankle sprain) are questionable for Thursday’s game against the Warriors.

    Advice: While Reddish has been sidelined since January 23, Christie has missed the Lakers’ last two games. Their returns will give the Lakers a welcome infusion of depth on the perimeter, as LeBron James (ankle) will not be available. However, Spencer Dinwiddie stands to experience a more significant boost regarding fantasy value than Reddish or Christie. Rotoworld Yesterday, 5:09 pm
    Cam ReddishLAL - SG,SF,PF
  • Anthony Davis (Achilles/hip) probable on Thursday
    Anthony Davis (bilateral Achilles tendinopathy/left hip spasms) is probable for Thursday’s game against the Warriors.

    Advice: Davis has been nagged by the Achilles and hip injuries for a while now, managing to play through them most nights. Look for that to be the case on Thursday, with the All-Star center being of even greater importance due to LeBron James (ankle) being sidelined. If something changes and Davis does not play, Jaxson Hayes will move into the starting lineup. Rotoworld Yesterday, 5:05 pm
  • Headed to G League
    The Lakers assigned Lewis to the South Bay Lakers of the G League on Wednesday, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.

    Advice: Lewis has received limited playing time in Los Angeles when with the NBA squad. However, the rookie forward should continue to receive increased opportunities in the G League. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 5:03 pm
  • Christian Wood (knee) ruled out Thursday vs. GSW
    Christian Wood (left knee effusion) has been ruled out for Thursday’s game against the Warriors and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Advice: Wood’s absence will not impact fantasy basketball, as he has been on the back end of the rotation most nights when healthy. However, his absence means that the Lakers will lack depth behind Jaxson Hayes, who will be Anthony Davis’s primary backup. Hayes’s minutes are unlikely to increase much (if at all), as Davis is listed as probable and should be cleared to play. Rotoworld Yesterday, 5:02 pm