The Hornets signed F/C Johnny O'Bryant to a 10-day deal.
The Hornets are in dire straits for a big man with Miles Plumlee and Cody Zeller currently on the shelf. Frank Kaminsky should still be very busy and is worth owning in standard leagues. O'Bryant may get double-digit minutes, but doesn't have value in most leagues.
Lou Williams said playing with the Rockets fits his style.
"It’s easy to play with these guys," Williams said. "It’s a very open style. Everybody eats. Everybody’s happy." Williams was eating in the buffet line on Thursday with 15 points during his 12 fourth-quarter minutes, finishing with 27 points total. Williams also avoided playing next to James Harden for the most part with 6.8 minutes with The Beard and 18.3 without him -- 18 of his points were without Harden, too. Williams should be more of a mid-to-late round guy in standard leagues.
Stephen Curry did not practice on Friday and should be fine to play on Saturday against the Nets.
It's just a day off for the reigning MVP. Coach Steve Kerr said Curry is a little banged up from Thursday's win. He went off in the third quarter with 20 points as the main reason why the Warriors scored 50 points with a laughable 200.0 offensive rating in that quarter.
Avery Bradley (Achilles) is very unlikely to play on Friday against the Raptors.
According to the report, he won't play "barring some serious lobbying on Bradley’s part" to convince the medical staff that he’s ready. This injury is taking a very long time for Bradley, who has played in just one game since Jan. 7. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown are likely to pick up some extra run.
Kevin Durant had a wrap on his left hand at practice on Friday.
He braced a fall with his left hand in the first half on Thursday night and an X-ray confirmed he only had a contusion. Durant looked fine following the injury and finished with 25 points, including 15 points in the third quarter. He's not on the injury report, so expect fantasy's No. 1 player to dominate against the Nets on Saturday.
Lavoy Allen (right knee) is probable for Friday against the Grizzlies.
Thaddeus Young (wrist) is also expected to come back, so Allen is likely just going to be a backup. He's played reasonably well and should still be looking at minutes in the teens tonight.
Thaddeus Young (left wrist) and Lavoy Allen (right knee) are probable to play against the Grizzlies on Friday.
The Pacers should get their starting power forward back to fill around 31 minutes per game. In January, Young racked up 2.8 steals per game, adding averages of 10.3 points, 5.3 boards, 2.0 assists and 0.7 treys. If he's sitting on your wire, go pick him up. Kevin Seraphin is going to lose most of his minutes.
Diamond Stone (left knee bone bruise) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.
It's a new injury for the rookie. Before the deadline, there were some reports of the Clippers not really wanting to give up Stone to get a short-term role player. He does have some shooting touch for his size, but Stone won't be in the rotation while the Clippers are healthy up front.