Paul Zipser (ankle) did not practice on Monday and will miss Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.
This will be the rookie's seventh game in a row on the shelf. With Zipser out, Denzel Valentine will continue to soak up more minutes on the wing and is averaging 13.0 points, 4.0 3-pointers, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals over his last two games.
Michael Carter-Williams (patellar tendinitis) did not practice on Monday and will miss Tuesday's game vs. Denver.
He still has some pain in his knee and doesn't have a timetable to return right now. With MCW expected to miss more time, Cameron Payne will get a chance to earn a larger role and Denzel Valentine will continue to be relevant in deeper leagues. MCW is a drop candidate in most leagues.
Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said Brandon Jennings will sign with the Hornets.
SVG coached Jennings in Detroit last season and said he spoke with his agent on Monday morning after the Knicks released him. It's possible that another team could grab Jennings off waivers, but SVG sounded pretty confident that the PG would end up in Charlotte. The Hornets just signed Briante Weber to a 10-day deal, but Jennings would be the clear favorite to back up Kemba Walker in Charlotte.
Al Jefferson (dental pain) is doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Rockets.
Pacers coach Nate McMillan said Big Al is still not feeling well after an emergency root canal last week. McMillan called Jefferson doubtful, while the team is listing him as questionable. If Big Al misses his third straight game, Rakeem Christmas will be looking at minutes in the teens off the bench.
According to Chris Haynes of ESPN, the Wizards are interested in Brandon Jennings.
The Knicks waived Jennings and his $5 million expiring contract on Monday so that he could join a contender, and it's no secret that the Wizards could bolster their second unit -- the Wizards are 29th in the NBA in bench points per game. It's also worth noting that the Wizards unsuccessfully tried to move Trey Burke at the deadline, so Jennings would be the favorite to back up John Wall if he lands in Washington. The Hornets are also rumored to be interested.
The Rockets have signed Isaiah Taylor to a three-year non-guaranteed deal.
He's averaging 21.1 points and 6.1 assists in the D-League while shooting 41.3 percent from beyond the arc, but the Rockets are going to leave him in the D-League for now. There's no fantasy appeal here as long as Patrick Beverley is active.
Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) is unlikely to play on Monday vs. the Raptors according to Ian Begley of ESPN.
He's day-to-day, so maybe we will see him back on Mar. 1 vs. the Magic. With Joakim Noah (knee surgery) likely out for the season, KP may spend more time at center down the stretch. Willy Hernangomez looks like a great option in all formats Monday, while Lance Thomas will likely start next to Carmelo Anthony if KP can't go. Thomas played 37 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday, scoring 11 points with six rebounds, two assists and one triple. To be clear, Thomas' ceiling is low.
The Hornets have signed Briante Weber to a 10-day contract.
The Hornets quickly moved to sign Weber after he was released by the Warriors. With Ramon Sessions (knee) on the shelf, Weber will compete for backup PG minutes with Brian Roberts. He's a defensive specialist with career averages of 3.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.9 steals, so he's not worth picking up in most fantasy leagues.