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  • Myles Turner - C - Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner tweaked his left ankle, but still participated in most of practice.

    Turner sat out near the very end of practice but said he is "all good." He also sat out Saturday's practice because of an ankle sprain, and missed 17 games last season due to multiple minor injuries. Don't drop him down draft boards, but his status should be monitored due to his history of nagging injuries. He's missed 40 games in three seasons, including an ankle sprain last year.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Wilson Chandler - F - Philadelphia Sixers

    Wilson Chandler (left hamstring strain) has already been ruled out for Tuesday's opener.

    Brett Brown said Chandler was "a ways away" as of October 11th, and it seems he may still have another week or two before returning. The Sixers have their eyes on a deep playoff run and won't rush Chandler. He has late-round value as a backup forward, but there is no need to hold him if he is going to miss extended time.

    Source: Tom Moore on Twitter

  • Mike Muscala - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers

    Mike Muscala (sprained right ankle) is "highly questionable" for the league-wide opener Tuesday.

    Muscala was doubtful as of two days ago; highly questionable is not much better. Coach Brett Brown did mention T.J. McConnell is someone who could see increased minutes if Moose is indeed out. Amir Johnson should get extra run and Jonah Bolden could make his debut.

    Source: Tom Moore on Twitter

  • Delon Wright - G - Toronto Raptors

    Delon Wright did not practice Monday and is questionable for the Raptors' season opener Wednesday.

    Wright left last Wednesday's preseason game with the injury and has not practiced since, but the Raptors do not think he will miss much time. If he is forced to miss the opener, it will mean a heavier workload for Fred VanVleet and possibly a few more minutes for Danny Green.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Michael Carter-Williams - G - Houston Rockets

    Michael Carter-Williams was able to practice with the Rockets on Monday.

    Carter-Williams was slowed down by left knee soreness in the preseason but will be ready for opening night. He'll be the backup point guard on the Houston depth chart but won't be a fantasy factor.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Marquese Chriss - F - Houston Rockets

    Marquese Chriss and Nene will only participate in half of Monday's practice but are expected to be ready for Wednesday's game.

    The quote, to be clear, is, "All of the Rockets planned opening-night rotation will be available on Wednesday." There's a little gray area in that Chriss might not win the backup center job over Isaiah Hartenstein and Nene might not be in the rotation, but we're going to expect Chriss to be fully recovered from his left ankle sprain by the opener.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina - G - New York Knicks

    The Knicks have exercised their third-year option on Frank Nitlikina.

    No surprises here, as the Knicks seem a little more committed to Ntilikina as a serious future piece after yanking him around last season. He's our favorite fantasy target in the New York backcourt but most players can steer clear as long as the team insists on splitting minutes three ways.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Denzel Valentine - F - Chicago Bulls

    Denzel Valentine will only participate in parts of Monday's practice.

    It's not great that Valentine is still limited after missing all of preseason, but the fact that he's already been doing some contact work suggests he's not too far off from a return. Deep league players can view him as a source of threes and rebounds once he's healthy enough to play.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Jarrett Allen - C - Brooklyn Nets

    The Nets have exercised their contract options on Jarrett Allen and Caris LeVert.

    What a stunner. Both players are going to be key pieces of Brooklyn's future and the Nets have refused to deal either in just about every round of trade speculation. Both Allen and LeVert will hold standard league value, with Allen potentially climbing into the early-middle rounds if he gets fully unleashed.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Kristaps Porzingis - F/C - New York Knicks

    The Knicks and Kristaps Porzingis will not agree on a contract extension before Monday's deadline.

    This was always going to be a tough sell, as while the Knicks view KP as their franchise player, he's going to sit out a big chunk of this season. It's not like they wouldn't match any offer he receives next summer, so for now the Knicks will take this flexibility and try to do some good with it. The murkiness surrounding Porzingis' recovery makes him just about impossible to draft in any format without an IR spot, so he's only a luxury stash.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter