NBA News

Yakuba Ouattara    G  Nets



The Nets have waived G Yakuba Ouattara. The two-way player never received an NBA call-up this season, so this move has absolutely no impact in fantasy hoops.


Dec 17 - 5:13 PM

Zaza Pachulia    F/C  Warriors



Updating a previous report, Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Lakers. Monday will mark Pachulia's fourth straight game on the sidelines, and he should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies. With both Draymond Green (shoulder) and Pachulia unavailable on Monday night, Jordan Bell will have another opportunity to start and there will be more minutes available for David West.


Dec 17 - 5:08 PM

Zaza Pachulia    C  Warriors



Pachulia (shoulder) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Lakers. Pachulia is set to miss a fourth straight game, though he was able to practice over the weekend, so it appears he's nearing a return. His next opportunity to take the court will be Wednesday against the Grizzlies, but tentatively consider him questionable for that contest. With Draymond Green (shoulder) also out, look for the likes of Omri Casspi, Jordan Bell and JaVale McGee to help cover the extra frontcourt minutes that are available.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 17 - 5:08 PM

Danny Green    G/F  Spurs



Danny Green (groin) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Clippers. Green is dealing with a minor groin issue and was rested on the second half of a back-to-back set on Saturday, but it looks like there's a chance he'll make his way back to the court on Monday night, which will result in fewer minutes for Brandon Paul and Bryn Forbes. Check back for another update following Monday morning's shootaround.


Dec 17 - 5:00 PM

Kawhi Leonard    F  Spurs



Kawhi Leonard (quad) is probable to play Monday vs. the Clippers. Leonard was rested on the second half of a back-to-back set on Saturday, but he should be back out there working with a minutes limit on Monday night. It'll take more than a few weeks for him to get fully up to speed, so Leonard owners will need to exercise some extreme patience early on.


Dec 17 - 4:59 PM

Thaddeus Young    PF  Pacers



Young (knee) is available to play in Sunday's game against the Nets. Young surprisingly popped up on the injury report with a sore knee Sunday, but he hadn't missed any previous time before it and it's reportedly just a minor issue. For that reason, Young is going to attempt to play through it, though it certainly makes him a risky DFS play for Sunday's slate. Look for Young to take on his normal role in the starting lineup, but the Pacers could monitor his minutes closely.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 17 - 4:56 PM

Danny Green    SG  Spurs



Green (groin) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Clippers. Green missed Saturday's game against the Mavericks with groin tightness and while it's not considered something overly serious, there's still a chance he misses a second consecutive game. Look for Green to test it out during Monday's morning shootaround before a decision is made on his availability. If Green can't give it a go, Bryn Forbes would be the favorite to start in his place, though Rudy Gay would see a bigger workload as well.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 17 - 4:49 PM

Tristan Thompson    F/C  Cavaliers



Updating a previous report, Tristan Thompson (calf) will play roughly 14 minutes on Sunday. He was originally expected to take the night off on the second leg of a back-to-back set, but Tyronn Lue will instead deploy him in seven-minute stints tonight. Still, that's not enough playing time to make a meaningful impact anywhere.


Dec 17 - 4:46 PM

Kawhi Leonard    SF  Spurs



Leonard (rest) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Clippers. Leonard received the night off for rest Saturday against the Mavericks, as the Spurs are looking to ease him back into the swing of things considering he's only played two games since returning from injury. That said, after getting the night off Saturday, Leonard is fully expected to be back Monday and should rejoin the starting lineup. He played just 16 and 17 minutes, respectively, in the two games since his return, so it wouldn't be surprising if Leonard once again had some restrictions if cleared as expected. That would also send Rudy Gay back to a bench role.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 17 - 4:45 PM

Thaddeus Young    F  Pacers



Thaddeus Young (sore left knee) will be available to play Sunday vs. Brooklyn. Young has yet to miss a game this season, and he'll continue to fight through the pain with this minor knee issue on Sunday. Go ahead and get him active for a favorable matchup against the Nets.


Dec 17 - 4:42 PM