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Rajon Rondo left Friday’s matchup with the Trail Blazers due to a left hamstring strain and did not return. (Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It’s concerning news for the injury-prone Rondo who missed 10 of the first 11 games of the season due to his calf. It’s unknown how serious the injury is at this time, and he should be considered questionable for Sunday’s matchup with Minnesota.

Category: Injury Updates


Anthony Davis is probable for Friday's matchup with the Blazers while dealing with a nagging shoulder issue. (Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: You know the drill, folks. Davis has lived on the injury report over the last month, though his health concerns have only caused him to miss one game this season. Expect Davis to take on his usual workload Friday night.

Category: Injury Updates


LeBron James went for 20 points (9-21 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 12 assists, four rebounds and a steal across 29 minutes in the Lakers’ 121-96 win over the Jazz on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: James didn't crack 30 minutes, as the Lakers cruised to an easy win over Utah. He still managed a healthy fantasy line in terms of counting numbers, as he dished double-digit assists for the 16th time on the season. James struggled from the field in this one, but there's no reason for concern -- he's shot 49.8 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from deep this season, and Wednesday's performance was just an off-night in that department. The King is averaging 25.4 points, 10.8 assists and 7.0 rebounds in 2019-20.

Category: Game Recaps


Kyle Kuzma is probable for Tuesday's matchup with the Nuggets while dealing with an ankle sprain. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: He's dealt with the ankle injury for the last couple games but played through it, and he's likely going to play Tuesday. Kuz has averaged a paltry 11.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in 16 appearances this season, making him an unappealing option regardless of health.

Category: Injury Updates


Avery Bradley will miss at least four more games due to a fracture in his right leg which caused the guard to last play on November 13th. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will start for at least another week. (Source: Orange County Register)

Fantasy Impact: With Bradley out, KCP has been solid in his absence and is worth adding in deeper leagues. Danny Green, Kyle Kuzma, and Rajon Rondo will also benefit in the meantime.

Category: Injury Updates


Danny Green finished with six points (3-for-7 FG, 0-for-4 3Pt, 0-for-0 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, and one block in 28 minutes of action on Monday against the Spurs.

Fantasy Impact: Green has plenty of competition right now for opportunities even with Avery Bradley still out. Right now, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is a better option but Green provides value in deeper leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Alex Caruso (calf) is considered probable to play Monday night against the Spurs. (Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Caruso missed Saturday's game due to a calf injury, but is expected to play Monday. He is averaging 5.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals over 14 games this year.

Category: Injury Updates


Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with a season-high 17 points (5-for-9 FG, 4-for-5 3Pt, 3-for-3 FT), five rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 32 minutes while starting in place of Avery Bradley.

Fantasy Impact: With Bradley out, KCP has been much better lately and could make his cases for the starting position even when Bradley returns. Right now, KCP should be owned over Bradley, Danny Green, and maybe even Kyle Kuzma at this point. Kuzma has more upside but isn't providing value per his draft stock.

Category: Game Recaps


JaVale McGee produced 10 points (4-4 FG, 0-0 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one steal and one turnover in 17 minutes during Tuesday's win against the Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: McGee had his best fantasy performance of 2019 while playing only 16 minutes. His DFS salary prior to Tuesday's contest fell to $3800, which turned out to be a bargain for 29.7 fantasy points. Looking forward, McGee may have a little more trouble when the Lakers face off against Miami on Friday. Miami is currently the third-best at defending the center position, only giving up 43.4 fantasy points to the position.

Category: Game Recaps


Dwight Howard provided 14 points (7-7 FG, 0-1 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists and two blocks across 21 minutes in the Lakers' 103-96 win over the Spurs on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Howard came off the bench, but that didn't stop him from crashing the boards in vintage fashion. He finished the night with a big double-double -- an encouraging sign after he averaged just 3.0 points and 6.5 boards over his last two outings. Howard still has a lot of upside, but he's hit-or-miss with his productivity from night-to-night.

Category: Game Recaps


Talen Horton-Tucker will miss Tuesday's open while dealing with a foot injury. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: The rookie won't make his season debut against the Clippers while dealing with the injury. He likely won't be a regular rotation piece even when healthy.

Category: Injury Updates


Quinn Cook will be available for the Lakers' season opener Tuesday. (Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cook has dealt with some calf soreness, but he's ready to go Tuesday. He'll be coming off the bench if Rajon Rondo is healthy, though Rondo is a game time decision, and minutes could become available for Cook if Rondo misses the contest.

Category: Injury Updates


An arrest warrant has been issued for DeMarcus Cousins. He is being charged with third-degree harassing communications. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cousins was being investigated by the NBA for a domestic abuse allegation, the police have issued a warrant for his arrest. The Mobile Municipal Court website lists a third-degree harassment communications charge against Cousins, but no other details have been provided. An audio recording demonstrates Cousins threatening former girlfriend Christy West. His days as a Laker could be numbered, even if he is able to recover from torn ACL in time for the postseason.


Lance Stephenson is leaving the NBA to play for Liaoning Flying Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association. He signed a one-year contract is worth $4M. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Stephenson is packing his luggage for China, as apparently no team in North America was willing to offer him a deal. While he has occasionally flashed his handling and scoring ability, his inconsistent play was frustrating enough for every single club to bypass him. In Stephenson's lone season with the Purple and Gold, he averaged 7.2 PPG and 3.2 RPG in 68 games. Perhaps he can parlay a successful year abroad into a new NBA contract in 2020.

Category: Transactions


Tyson Chandler is signing a one-year contract to play for the Houston Rockets. Chandler scored 3.1 PPG and grabbed 5.6 RPG for the Suns and Lakers last year. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Rockets continue their reconstruction of the roster, as they add the 7'1" center to the bench. Chandler played the fewest minutes per game in his career this past season, and his stats took a hit as a result. Chandler is unlikely to produce the double-double numbers that he once averaged, though the Rockets tend to utilize their centers well, e.g., Nene and Kenneth Faried.

Category: Transactions


Lonzo Ball has been traded to the Pelicans in exchange for Anthony Davis. The Pelicans get Ingram, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram plus three future first-round picks. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ball will be the first guard off the bench in NOLA behind Elfrid Payton and Jrue Holiday. Ball certainly could be worth a look late in re-draft leagues as Payton has a long injury history.

Category: Transactions


Brandon Ingram has been traded to the Pelicans in exchange for Anthony Davis. The Pelicans get Ingram, Josh Hart, Lonzo Ball plus three future first-round picks. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ingram will settle into a three role with the Pelicans which is certainly filling a void. E'Twaun Moore and Solomon Hill will take a major hit in value with the arrival of Ingram. Moore and Hill are pieces the Pelicans could trade or buyout.

Category: Transactions


Moritz Wagner got the start again with Kyle Kuzma out of the lineup and scored 13 points on 4-for-9 FGs. Wagner added six rebounds, two assists, and one block in 25 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Wagner is worth a look in daily leagues as the team continues to tank and play without so many injuries.

Category: Game Recaps


Jonathan Williams scored a team-high 17 points in a loss to the Warriors on Thursday while shooting a solid 8-for-14 from the floor. Williams added a double-double with 13 rebounds plus two blocks one steal, and one assist.

Fantasy Impact: Williams is worth a look in all leagues and formats if Kyle Kuzma continues to miss time with a foot injury.

Category: Game Recaps


Josh Hart (knee) had surgery on his right patellar tendon and will be out for the rest of the year. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hart was never really a great fantasy option this season so this news doesn't matter much in the fantasy realm. Apparently he's been playing hurt for a while but who knows what to believe. He should be fine for the start of next season.

Category: Injury Updates


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