Players News

Bruno Caboclo - F - Grizzlies
Jan 21   2:15 PM

Bruno Caboclo will sign a 10-day contract with the Grizzlies.<br>He's back! Caboclo flopped in Toronto, but the 23-year-old is finally showing some progress and is averaging 16.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 steals, 3.0 blocks and 2.4 triples in the G-League. The Grizzlies could be on the verge of a complete rebuild, making Caboclo a name to watch in very deep leagues or in dynasty formats.

Rajon Rondo - G - Lakers
Jan 21   2:36 PM

Rajon Rondo (hand) was able to go through some 4-on-4 work with the Lakers' assistant coaches and staffers on Monday.<br>Rondo reportedly looked good while going through the 4-on-4 scrimmage, and didn't appear to be all that limited, so this is a positive development. He was initially hit with a 4-5 week timetable back on Dec. 28, but with Lonzo Ball (ankle) going down for the next 4-6 weeks, that could give Rondo some extra incentive to ramp up his recovery. He's hopeful to make it back to the court before February, so he could be someone to start thinking about stashing in deep leagues.

Brandon Ingram - G/F - Lakers
Jan 21   2:46 PM

Brandon Ingram will be the Lakers' starting point guard for Monday's game against the Warriors with both Rajon Rondo (hand) and Lonzo Ball (ankle) unavailable.<br>Luke Walton said that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma and Tyson Chandler will remain with the first unit tonight, but wouldn't say who the fifth starter will be. He hinted that Josh Hart and Svi Mykhailiuk are being discussed, but we'd lean towards him going with Hart given his previous experience with the starting unit. Ingram will be tasked with increased playmaking responsibilities today and is worth a look in DFS.

LeBron James - F - Lakers
Jan 21   2:49 PM

LeBron James was able to go through some &quot;5-on-5 non-contact work&quot; at Sunday's practice.<br>He'll need to go through a full practice before returning but this is another step in the right direction. Even with Lonzo Ball (ankle) going down, that will not change the fact that LBJ will not play until he's absolutely 100%.

Dewayne Dedmon - C - Hawks
Jan 21   1:05 PM

Dewayne Dedmon (left ankle soreness) is available to play on Monday vs. the Magic.<br>The Hawks usually always list their guys as probable when they return from an injury. He's safe to deploy after playing 25 minutes vs. the Celtics on Saturday.

Alex Len - C - Hawks
Jan 21   1:07 PM

Alex Len (right Achilles tension) is available on Monday vs. the Magic.<br>He popped up on the injury report with this new issue, but he had originally had a probable tag which suggests that this is very minor. Still, there's not much upside here with Dewayne Dedmon back in the starting lineup and the Hawks giving Omari Spellman more run.

Aaron Gordon - F - Magic
Jan 21   1:32 PM

Aaron Gordon (sore lower back) will not play vs. the Hawks on Monday.<br>That's two straight games on the shelf, but he did have a questionable tag which likely means he's day-to-day. Jonathon Simmons moved back into the rotation last game with 10 points, three assists, two boards and two triples in 19 minutes, and it will be interesting to see if Jonathan Isaac can get something going on the offensive end.

DeAndre Jordan - C - Mavericks
Jan 21   1:36 PM

DeAndre Jordan (left ankle sprain) will play on Monday vs. the Bucks, as expected.<br>Jordan has been very durable throughout his career and was initially listed as probable after turning his ankle on Saturday. Deploy him like you normally would and check back after the game to see how he fares.

Deandre Ayton - C - Suns
Jan 21   1:48 PM

Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) and Richaun Holmes (foot) are questionable for Tuesday vs. the Wolves.<br>Both players are day-to-day after missing Sunday's game vs. the Wolves, but there's not much of an update here. Dragan Bender actually played well on Sunday in their absence, scoring 12 points on 4-of-10 shots with 10 rebounds, two assists and a block, but he missed all five of his triples.

Richaun Holmes - F/C - Suns
Jan 21   1:53 PM

Richaun Holmes (right foot sprain) is questionable for Tuesday vs. the Wolves.<br>Deandre Ayton (ankle) is also questionable and they are both listed as day-to-day. If both guys can't go, Dragan Bender could be worth a stream in very deep leagues after his double-double in 29 minutes on Sunday. Holmes has been a per-minute monster but is coming off a couple quiet games.

Luke Kornet - C - Knicks
Jan 21   1:54 PM

Luke Kornet (sprained left ankle) will not return on Monday vs. the Thunder.<br>He started this game and played seven minutes in the first half with two points, one rebound and a steal. Coach David Fizdale said getting Kornet and Mitchell Robinson minutes over Enes Kanter is a &quot;priority,&quot; so fantasy owners should try to be patient here since he's coming off two excellent showings.

Marcus Smart - G - Celtics
Jan 21   12:06 PM

Marcus Smart will not be suspended for his actions on Saturday vs. Atlanta.<br>He got into an altercation with DeAndre Bembry and did not leave the court in a &quot;timely manner,&quot; but he'll walk away with a $35,000 fine instead of a suspension. With top-60 value in standard leagues in January, deploy him like you normally would.

Jared Dudley - F - Nets
Jan 21   12:28 PM

Jared Dudley (left hamstring strain) will not return to action this week.<br>He's been out since Jan. 9 and is making progress, but the Nets don't have a target date in mind. The Nets will continue to use a committee approach to soak up the small handful of minutes Dudley originally had.

Kawhi Leonard - F - Raptors
Jan 21   12:39 PM

Kawhi Leonard did not attend practice on Monday.<br>He had a &quot;scheduled maintenance checkup,&quot; but coach Nick Nurse said he expects him back with the team on Tuesday. We'll assume he's ready to roll for the game against the Kings after two straight games resting, but you can never be too sure when you're talking about Kawhi.

Andre Drummond - C - Pistons
Jan 21   12:41 PM

Andre Drummond is still in the concussion protocol.<br>He's out for Monday's game vs. the Wizards, his second straight contest on the shelf. Concussions are tricky and there's no telling if he will be ready for Wednesday. Zaza Pachulia could get a lot of burn after playing 35 minutes vs. the Kings with seven points, 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block. If the Wizards go small, Blake Griffin could see extended time at the five as well.

Ish Smith - G - Pistons
Jan 21   12:52 PM

Ish Smith (right adductor tightness) will not play on Monday vs. the Wizards.<br>Jose Calderon played 17 minutes as the backup PG on Saturday and is looking at a similar workload today. Luke Kennard has also been more involved in the offense with coach Dwane Casey calling him Detroit's second or third best playmaker.

OG Anunoby - F - Raptors
Jan 21   12:56 PM

OG Anunoby (personal) is set to re-join the Raptors on Tuesday.<br>He's been out for three straight games, but there's a chance he plays against the Kings on Tuesday. Assuming Kawhi Leonard (rest) plays, there's not much fantasy appeal here. Norman Powell and C.J. Miles have picked up the slack in Anunoby's absence.

J.J. Barea - G - Mavericks
Jan 21   10:57 AM

J.J. Barea said the recovery for his torn right Achilles will be anywhere from 6-9 months.<br>That's a devastating injury for a player that will be 35 in June and who relies on his quickness in the pick-and-roll. This timetable means he has a shot of being healthy for training camp in September, but whether or not it's in Dallas remains to be seen for the free agent.

Enes Kanter - C - Knicks
Jan 21   11:01 AM

Enes Kanter is expected to be the third-string center on Monday vs. the Thunder.<br>When asked about Kanter's role, coach David Fizdale reiterated that getting Luke Kornet and Mitchell Robinson minutes is a &quot;priority.&quot; Fizdale added that the game flow will dictate whether or not Kanter gets to play, but it's becoming very clear that his days as a Knick are numbered.

Alex Abrines - G - Thunder
Jan 21   11:11 AM

Alex Abrines (personal) will be active on Monday vs. the Knicks but will not play.<br>Coach Billy Donovan said he won't play on Tuesday vs. Portland either, but he could be back in the rotation after that. There are no real fantasy implications here.

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