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Fantasy Sports Morning Alarm: December 17
Dan Malin
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Cristiano Felicio Headshot

Felicio was recalled from the G-League on Sunday, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Felicio has fallen out of Chicago's regular rotation of late, so he made his G-League debut Saturday, posting 22 points (10-14 FG, 2-3 FT), 13 rebounds, three steals and four blocks across 36 minutes. It allowed Felicio to get some much-needed extended playing time, though he'll now return to the Bulls after a one-game stint. Unless an injury occurs, however, Felicio can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
12:25 pm (EST)
Lauri Markkanen Headshot

Markkanen (back) is set to practice Sunday, but will be a game-time decision for Monday's matchup with the 76ers, Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Markkanen's back is reportedly feeling better, but he'll go through practice Sunday and then be reevaluated to determine how it feels following the increase in activity. Look for Markkanen to test it out once again during Monday's morning shootaround, and potentially pregame warmups, before a final decision is made on his availability. If he can't give it a go, Nikola Mirotic would likely pick up a fourth straight start after averaging 25.0 points and 8.3 rebounds across 32.0 minutes over his last three outings.
12:17 pm (EST)
Kay Felder Headshot

Felder was recalled from the G-League on Sunday, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Felder took the court for Windy City on Saturday, posting 11 points (4-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 0-2 FT), two rebounds, five assists and a steal across 31 minutes. However, he'll now return to the big league, as he's already been recalled by the Bulls. With all that said, Felder isn't a part of the team's regular rotation, so he'll remain off the fantasy radar for now.
12:11 pm (EST)
Derrick White Headshot

White was assigned to the G-League on Sunday.

White was called up from the G-League prior to Saturday's game against the Mavericks but didn't see the floor in the team's 98-96 win. He'll head back to Austin where he'll remain until the Spurs request his services again.
11:56 am (EST)
Zach Randolph Headshot

Randolph will sit out Sunday's matchup with the Raptors for rest, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

The veteran big man has played in all but two contests for the Kings this season, so he's earned a much-needed day off for rest, especially with three games over the next four days. Randolph should be back in the lineup by Tuesday's tilt with the 76ers, though in the meantime, look for Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein to benefit with increased workloads in the frontcourt.
11:47 am (EST)
Malachi Richardson Headshot

Richardson (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against the Raptors, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Richardson is nursing a minor ankle injury but should be able to suit up for Sunday's tilt. The Kings will be without the services of De'Aaron Fox (quad) and Zach Randolph (rest), but Richardson is still unlikely to see enough run to become worthy of fantasy consideration. The 21-year-old has played only six minutes during the month of December and remains buried on the depth chart.
11:44 am (EST)
De'Aaron Fox Headshot

Fox (quad) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raptors, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Fox is dealing with a bruised quad that he suffered late last week and was given a doubtful designation coming into Sunday, so this latest updates comes as no surprise. He'll get the night off for additional rest and recovery, with his next shot to take the court coming on Tuesday against the 76ers. With Fox sidelined, George Hill should see the bulk of the work at point guard, while guys like Bogdan Bogdanovic and Frank Mason pick up more minutes in the backcourt as well.
11:42 am (EST)
Tristan Thompson Headshot

Thompson has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Wizards for rest purposes, Allie Clifton of Fox Sports Ohio reports.

Thompson has played in just two of the last three games, seeing limited minutes in both contests as he continues to work his way back into game shape after missing more than a month with a calf injury. Coach Ty Lue will once again be as cautious as possible with his big man and will hold him out Sunday for additional rest. Thompson will likely be back as soon as Tuesday's tilt with the Bucks, though there's a good chance he remains limited in that game, which severely restricts his fantasy impact.
10:41 am (EST)
Dwyane Wade Headshot

Wade will sit out Sunday's game against the Wizards for rest, Allie Clifton of Fox Sports Ohio reports.

Wade has played the last two contests following a one-game layoff because of a sore left knee, seeing 20 and 23 minutes, respectively, during that stretch. However, coach Ty Lue wants to limit the strain on his knee, so he'll give Wade the night off Sunday as a precautionary measure. That said, Wade will likely be back in the lineup as soon as Tuesday's game against the Bucks. With Wade sidelined, look for Kyle Korver and Jeff Green to pick up additional minutes on the wing.
10:34 am (EST)
Sean Kilpatrick Headshot

Kilpatrick is expected to sign a two-way contract with the Bucks on Monday, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports.

After emerging as a go-to scoring option for the Nets during certain stretches last season and finishing with an average of 13.1 points per game in 70 appearances, Kilpatrick saw a steep role reduction in 2017-18. In his 16 games with Brooklyn, Kilpatrick averaged just 4.9 points (on 28.7 percent shooting from the field) in 11.4 minutes per contest before he was waived earlier this month to make room for the newly acquired Jahlil Okafor. Despite Kilpatrick's struggles this season, the Bucks apparently recognized the scoring upside he could offer off the bench and will have him replace Gary Payton on the roster. With the Bucks ripe with options at shooting guard, it's hard to imagine Kilpatrick carving out of a much larger role in Milwaukee than he had in Brooklyn earlier this season.
10:21 am (EST)
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