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Podcasts October 18, 2018
Some say it's unlucky, but we believe 13 stories emerged from the season's first Big Wednesday.
Los Angeles Lakers October 18, 2018
Our good pal "Laker Hater Sunny" is back to shed some light on what LeBron's arrival means for those that hate the Lakers, and the guys preview the start of the regular season!
Podcasts October 18, 2018
Erik Ong and Neil Rochlani breakdown down eleven box scores from the season's second night of action.
Podcasts October 17, 2018
Real games happened, and real things resulted ... but not as many as will happen tonight!
Podcasts October 17, 2018
Opening night box score analysis and some NBA lineup news.
Podcasts October 16, 2018
Christian and Jon tackle takeaways from the preseason and look ahead to the early part of the season.

Fantasy News

  • Wayne Ellington - G - Miami Heat

    Dwyane Wade will play Thursday on the second night of a back-to-back while Wayne Ellington (ankle) will be active but not expected to play.

    The Heat are going with their same active players as Wednesday night. Rodney McGruder got 31 minutes as a starter and Derrick Jones Jr. fouled out in just 17 minutes despite getting the start. Wade had 26 minutes and he may see a slight decrease, but the Heat are thin right now due to injuries. Justise Winslow, James Johnson and Dion Waiters all remain out.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Mike Muscala - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers

    Brett Brown said Thursday Mike Muscala (ankle) is out "for a while."

    Muscala was already ruled out for Thursday's game against the Bulls but now we get more clarity on his recovery. The Sixers are going to go with smaller lineups and a lot of Amir Johnson off the bench. T.J. McConnell could also see his minutes stay up, and rookie Jonah Bolden may get a chance to play.

    Source: Tom Moore on Twitter

  • Dwight Howard - C - Washington Wizards

    Dwight Howard (buttock) has been ruled out for Thursday's season opener vs. Miami.

    This is a bit of a shocker as Howard practiced four days in a row including shootaround and contact practice Thurdsay. Howard is deemed to still need more practice time. This will open up Ian Mahinmi to start and more minutes for Markieff Morris.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Davon Reed - G - Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers have signed Davon Reed to a two-way deal.

    Reed, the 32nd pick in the 2017 draft, was waived Tuesday after the Suns could not find anyone to take him in a trade. He is not on the fantasy radar.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Moritz Wagner - C - Los Angeles Lakers

    Moritz Wagner (left knee contusion) is listed as out for Thursday's season opener.

    Wagner showed off his offensive ability in Summer League before suffering a knee contusion that has kept him out all training camp. The Lakers are expected to run a lot of small ball lineups as their only active centers are JaVale McGee and Ivica Zubac. Expect to see Kyle Kuzma and possibly LeBron James at the five while Wagner is out.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Wayne Ellington - G - Miami Heat

    Wayne Ellington (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable ahead of Thursday's game against the Wizards.

    Ellington was originally expected to miss both Wednesday's and Thursday's game. He was oddly upgraded to "available" right before Wednesday's game and is now questionable ahead of Thursday's. We do not expect him to play, but if he does it would be on heavily restricted minutes.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow - F - Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (right hamstring strain) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Wizards.

    This is according to plan as Winslow was effectively ruled out for the whole back-to-back prior to Wednesday's game. Wayne Ellington was upgraded to questionable, but the Heat rotation should look very similar to Wednesday's game. Rodney McGruder and Derrick Jones Jr. both started Wednesday, logging 31 and 17 minutes respectively.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters - G - Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters (ankle) is out for Thursday's game.

    Waiters is still recovering from ankle surgery and does not have a clear timetable. If you do not have a free IR spot, you can leave him on the waiver wire.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter