DTDOmer Asik PF/C NOP 2 hours ago
Asik (illness) has been upgrade to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Will Guillory of the Times-Picayune reports.
Coach Alvin Gentry mentioned on Tuesday that he hoped to have Asik take the court at some point this year and while that made it seem like Asik was still going to be out for some time, he's now surprisingly being considered for a return just a day later. The big man has been working through Crohn's disease and even if he were to be cleared, he likely wouldn't see anything more than a handful of minutes. Fantasy owners will likely want to steer clear until a defined role is set.
Anthony Brown SF MIN 3 hours ago
Brown was recalled from the G-League on Wednesday, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports.
Brown, who is on a two-way contract, has spent the majority of the season with the Timberwolves' G-League affiliate. He's played in seven games so far at the G-League level, averaging an impressive 23.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.4 steals across 42.4 minutes. He'll earn the promotion to the big club for Wednesday's contest, but likely won't see the floor if the game remains competitive, keeping him off the fantasy radar.
OUTPaul Millsap PF/C DEN 3 hours ago
Millsap is still mulling his treatment options for the torn ligament in his wrist and hasn't settled on surgery quite yet, Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports reports.
It was reported on Tuesday that Millsap was going to undergo surgery and could potentially miss up to three months, though it sounds like nothing is official there and he's now weighing his options. While there's certainly a chance he does eventually undergo surgery, it appears he'll at least consider some sort of alternate treatment, though it's unclear when a final decision will be made or how that changes his timetable for a return. Either way, Millsap will still be out for the foreseeable future, which means Kenneth Faried should start at power forward, while guys like Juancho Hernangomez, Trey Lyles and Will Barton should all also benefit.
OUTNik Stauskas SG/SF PHI 3 hours ago
Stauskas (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers, Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Stauskas has been sidelined for nearly two weeks now with a right ankle sprain and the 76ers have yet to provide any sort of timetable for a return, so he'll continue to be evaluated on a game-to-game basis. That being said, Stauskas had seen action in just three games this season prior to the injury and is not a part of the regular rotation, so his absence should go pretty much unnoticed in the fantasy realm.
OUTPatrick Beverley G LAC 3 hours ago
Beverley continues to deal with a right knee injury and is out indefinitely, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Beverley had missed five straight games because of the knee injury, but returned to action Monday against the Knicks, playing 22 minutes and posting nine points, six rebounds and two assists. It appears he may have come back too soon and with some discomfort still lingering, the Clippers are going to shut him down for awhile in order to let it heal completely. With Milos Teodosic (foot) still out as well, the Clippers will likely turn back to Sindarius Thornwell in the backcourt alongside Austin Rivers. Thornwell has already picked up five starts this season in relief, averaging 8.4 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists across 29.5 minutes. The Clippers haven't provided any sort of timetable for Beverley, but it sounds like this absence could potentially last well into December.
OUTIsaiah Thomas PG CLE 3 hours ago
Thomas (hip) was spotted taking contact from a trainer during the team's morning shootaround Wednesday, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.
The extent of Thomas' workout wasn't entirely clear, but the fact that he's taking contact in any fashion marks a positive step forward in the point guard's recovery from a torn labrum in his hip. Previous reports have indicated that Thomas is targeting early January for his Cavaliers debut, but it's conceivable that he could be back at some point in December if he continues to make further strides in his recovery. Thomas' eventual return won't resolve the Cavs' defensive woes, but he should make for a dynamic complementary option to LeBron James once he gets his conditioning in order. Expect more updates on Thomas' progress in the weeks to come.
OUTAlexis Ajinca PF/C NOP 3 hours ago
Ajinca (knee) won't play Wednesday against the Spurs.
After requiring bilateral injections in his right knee in October to ease the pain he had been experiencing during training camp, Ajinca was expected to be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks. Though the short end of that timetable has now arrived, it's unclear how close Ajinca is to returning to the court. Even once he's deemed healthy, Ajinca isn't certain to be included in the rotation with both Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins capable of handling all the center minutes most nights.
DTDWilson Chandler F DEN 3 hours ago
The Nuggets are listing Chandler (back) as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Rockets, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports.
Despite his status being somewhat up in the air, Chandler suggested Monday that he expected to be back in action for the matchup with Houston, so it doesn't appear the Nuggets are viewing his bout with back soreness as a major concern. Chandler, who is averaging 9.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.7 rebounds and 0.9 treys in 30.9 minutes per game on the season, should be one of many Nuggets that benefits from bumps in both minutes and usage with the news earlier this week that starting power forward Paul Millsap will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing left wrist surgery.
OUTMilos Teodosic G LAC 4 hours ago
Teodosic (foot) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.
The Clippers have yet to issue a formal timetable for Teodosic's return from plantar fasciitis in his left foot, so it appears safe to conclude that he'll be sidelined for at least the rest of November. With the rookie point guard having yet to resume practicing, the Clippers will proceed with Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams and Austin Rivers as their primary backcourt options.
Furkan Korkmaz SG PHI 4 hours ago
The 76ers recalled Korkmaz from the G League's Delaware 87ers on Wednesday.
Korkmaz suited up for Delaware in the team's loss to the Wisconsin Herd on Tuesday, producing 27 points, eight rebounds and four assists over 34 minutes. Despite that strong showing, the rookie out of Turkey, who has played all of four minutes with the NBA team this season, isn't expected to be included in Philadelphia's rotation anytime soon.