Arron Afflalo (hamstring) will not play on Thursday night against the Nuggets.
No revenge game for Afflalo. With him out and the Kings in dire straits on the wings, we should see a lot of Ben McLemore and even some Ty Lawson in two-PG lineups. McLemore will be a risky DFS play and isn't worth owning in most leagues.
Courtney Lee (illness) is in the starting lineup against the Cavs on Thursday.
He was not feeling well this morning and could be limit. If he is, Justin Holiday and Brandon Jennings could see some added minutes. Lee has been a sneaky asset in standard leagues and is a low-end hold.
Nene is starting at center vs. the Pelicans, with Clint Capela coming off the bench.
This is a matchup-based move, allowing Nene to face DeMarcus Cousins, and it shouldn't have a big impact on Capela's playing time. In six starts this season, the veteran Nene is averaging an uninspiring 12.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocks.
Ryan Kelly is signing a rest-of-season contract with the Hawks.
Kelly has spent time in the D-League this season and he's been a non-factor in the NBA. That's not going to change in the final weeks of the season.
The Hawks are signing Lamar Patterson for the rest of the season.
Patterson's second 10-day contract expired but the Hawks opted to keep him around, and it doesn't sound like they'll be pursuing any players that get bought out in the near future. Patterson is nowhere near having fantasy value.
The Bulls have no intention of buying out Rajon Rondo's contract, according to GM Gar Forman.
Rondo's tenure in Chicago has been rocky, to say the least, but the Bulls view his contract as a potential trade chip this summer. They acquired Cameron Payne at the deadline, in the hopes that he'll develop into their PG of the future, which makes Rondo even less appealing as a fantasy option. There are better guards on most waiver wires.
Paul George said the trade deadline was "a dark moment of uncertainty" on Thursday.
"You want me to be your guy here, thought I would have been in the loop a little more on [trade talks]," George said about the lack of communication. With an earlier USA Today report saying George is "hell-bent" on joining the Lakers or staying with Pacers if they are title contenders, things could get interesting this summer.
Alexis Ajinca will shift back to a bench role vs. Houston on Thursday.
DeMarcus Cousins is starting alongside Anthony Davis tonight, and that's about all fantasy owners need to know here. Ajinca doesn't have value while those two studs are healthy.