The Pelicans are expected to sign Reggie Williams from the D-League.
The 30-year-old veteran is a career 36.3 percent shooter from deep, but he's likely not looking at many minutes in New Orleans. In a related move, the Pelicans are letting go of Anthony Brown.
Nemanja Bjelica (sore right ankle) will not play against the Pistons on Friday.
This is a new injury for Bjelica. He's played well in the second unit to offer some space and has seen some run with the ones at times, too. With him out, Cole Aldrich and Shabazz Muhammad could see a couple extra minutes.
Seth Curry (knee) will play against Indiana on Friday.
He's back after missing the last four due to a knee sprain. Curry does have a tougher spot for minutes with Devin Harris getting more run and Deron Williams playing some solid ball. Stephen's brother could be looking minutes around 20 in his first game back. He is worth a look in standard leagues, especially with the Mavs sliding in the standings.
Norman Powell will be starting in place of DeMarre Carroll (rest) on Friday vs. Boston.
Powell has played relatively well when given extended minutes this season. In the four games he has started for Toronto, he is averaging 14.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 29.0 minutes. If you are looking for an inexpensive DFS option for Friday, Powell is certainly worth considering.
Udonis Haslem (personal) is not with the team on Friday.
The Heat need forwards big time, but they still won't miss Haslem much.
Bruno Caboclo (sore right knee) is not with the team on Friday.
This news doesn't have any fantasy implications, as Caboclo has only appeared briefly in three games this season.
DeMarre Carroll (rest) has been ruled out for Friday against the Celtics.
This was fully expected with Carroll playing on Thursday. He's played very well lately and his minutes are on the rise. Plus, the Raptors could drop the back-to-back limit. Norman Powell will likely get a start while Terrence Ross gets a hefty boost.
Nene will play on Friday and wants to play on Saturday.
The Rockets are on a back-to-back set and have been limiting Nene. Montrezl Harrell has been solid, so it makes sense to rest Nene tomorrow. Clint Capela is having a big season and isn't affected here.