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  • J.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks

    J.J. Barea (groin muscle strain) will not play Monday against Memphis.

    Barea was originally questionable for this contest but has now been ruled out. The injury was originally an adductor strain but is now being called a groin strain. Given the proximity of the two, the change is likely just a formality. Devin Harris and Jalen Brunson should see the bulk of Barea's minutes while he is out.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Elfrid Payton (fractured left fifth finger) will undergo surgery and is expected to miss six weeks.

    Payton can not catch a break this season as he suffered the injury in his first game back from a sprained ankle. There do not seem to be big beneficiaries from the injury due to how his absence went previously. Wesley Johnson is worth a look in the very deepest of leagues as he should be the starting small forward.

    Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter

  • Kyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry (old) did not practice on Monday, but is expected to be fine going forward.

    When asked if Lowry missed practice as a precaution, coach Nick Nurse replied, "no, old." This is good to hear as Lowry hurt his ankle Saturday night. He was not needed to play heavy minutes in that game due to Raptors blowing out the Bulls. Expect Lowry to be fine going forward.

    Source: Eric Koreen on Twitter

  • Trevor Ariza - F - Phoenix Suns

    Trevor Ariza will return to the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Sixers.

    Ariza missed the previous two games due to a personal matter, but returned to the team Sunday. The big story when Ariza missed time was the play of rookie Mikal Bridges. The playing time between the two is worth watching. Both should be owned and each have a chance to hold value. As the season goes on and the Suns continue to lose games it should shift more towards Bridges.

    Source: Gina Mizzell on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine - G - Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine (illness) says he will play on Wednesday against the Suns.

    LaVine said he's feeling better, and with two more days until the next game it'd be a shock if he didn't play. Cam Payne started and saw 22 minutes, Antonio Blakeney played 32 minutes off the bench and Shaq Harrison got 27 minutes off the bench, all of which will get go down significantly with LaVine returning.

    Source: Darnell Mayberry on Twitter

  • Dwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks

    Dwight Powell (left knee effusion) is questionable for Monday's contest.

    Powell was originally questionable on Saturday and played through it, so we would expect the same to happen today. If he were to miss, Maxi Kleber would get the biggest minutes increase.

    Source: Dwain Price on Twitter

  • Wesley Matthews - G/F - Dallas Mavericks

    Wesley Matthews (strained left hamstring) is doubtful for Monday's game.

    Matthews did not play Saturday after being doubtful as well. With J.J. Barea (adductor) questionable for this game, the Mavericks wings could all pick up a few extra minutes. Devin Harris, Harrison Barnes and Dorian Finney-Smith would be the main beneficiaries, but it would not be a massive boost for any of them.

    Source: Dwain Price on Twitter

  • J.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks

    J.J. Barea (left adductor strain) is listed as questionable for Monday's game.

    Barea was already listed as questionable for this contest so we don't have a real update just yet. If he cannot go, it would mean more minutes for Devin Harris, Jalen Brunson and possibly Dennis Smith Jr. as well.

    Source: Dwain Price on Twitter

  • Alex Poythress - F - Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Poythress (left ankle contusion) has been ruled out for Monday's game.

    Poythress left Saturday's game with the injury, and with Atlanta's frontcourt getting healthy, he may lose significant rotation time while he's out. John Collins and Dewayne Dedmond were going to take minutes anyways, so Poythress should be left on the waiver wire.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Taurean Prince - F - Atlanta Hawks

    Taurean Prince (right Achilles pain) has been upgraded to probable for Monday's game.

    Prince was originally doubtful for this game but he 'looked good' in his workout Monday morning. An overnight doubtful-to-probable is rare, but Prince clearly recovered quickly. Justin Anderson, DeAndre' Bembry and Kevin Huerter all get knocked back down with Prince likely returning to action.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter