November 5, 2018, 9:10 pmBoban Marjanovic - C - Los Angeles Clippers
Boban Marjanovic will start on Monday against Karl-Anthony Towns and the Wolves.
It will be interesting to see how this matchup goes. Towns is one of the more agile and active centers while Boban is large and overwhelming.
November 13, 2018, 3:39 pmElie Okobo - G - Phoenix Suns
Elie Okobo was assigned to the G-League on Tuesday.
Coach Igor Kokoskov said that both Okobo and De'Anthony Melton would toggle back and forth between the NBA and G League throughout the season. However, the Suns are a mess at PG so it's surprising he would make the move. Melton will likely inherit Okobo's 10-15 minutes on Wednesday unless Okobo is recalled by then.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
November 13, 2018, 3:27 pmWesley Matthews - G/F - Dallas Mavericks
Wesley Matthews (hamstring) is probable for Wednesday's contest against the Jazz.
This would be a quick return considering the nature of hamstrings so it must not have been serious. Matthews will take back his starting spot and Dorian Finney-Smith will return to the bench and his 15-20 minute role. Matthews is currently a standard league guy thanks to his triples (2.7) and steals (1.1). Beware his field goal percentage (41 percent), so hopefully you're either punting or it's already a very strong category for you.
Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter
November 13, 2018, 3:22 pmMaurice Harkless - F - Trail Blazers
Maurice Harkless (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's matchup vs. the Lakers.
This will be Harkless' ninth straight game missed and there is no current timetable, although it was reported he is doing 1-on-1 drills and looks "explosive." When he is fully healthy he will take away minutes from Jake Layman and Evan Turner. the 25-year-old could eventually work his way into 12-14 team value thanks to his versatile stat set, but it's still a ways away.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
November 13, 2018, 3:15 pmDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Shaun Livingston downplayed the heated exchange between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green that carried into the locker room after Tuesday's game.
"Just team spirit," Livingston said. "Guys wanted a different outcome than what happened… guys might have thought they were open or wanted the basketball, didn't get it… it was good to see some fire, some emotion." Apparently players were angry that Draymond didn't own up to his mistake and was "forcefully" defending himself instead. How quickly the Warriors crumble without their leader, Stephen Curry, who they have a significantly worse record without. We heard reports after last season that there were issues, but the Warriors still won the title. There is too much talent in Golden State for them to lose even if there are issues, but don't expect many easy victories without Curry.
November 13, 2018, 2:53 pmDamian Lillard - G - Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (knee) is hopeful to play on Wednesday against the Lakers.
Lillard sat out practice today, but went through a workout afterwards. Apparently he spent four hours on knee rehab as well. If the veteran were to sit then Seth Curry would see a lot of run and C.J. McCollum's usage would increase. Nik Stauskas would likely see some extra run at the two as well.
Source: Mike Richman on Twitter
November 13, 2018, 2:42 pmCJ Miles - F/G - Toronto Raptors
CJ Miles (hip) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Pistons.
Miles has been averaging 15 mpg this season. The Raptors are fully healthy and unless an injury occurs this is all the minutes that will be left over when he does play, especially with both Fred VanVleet and Delon Wright both healthy.
Source: NBA Injury Report
November 13, 2018, 2:15 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game.
Isaac has missed six straight games with an ankle sprain but appears close to a return. He's been able to do shooting and conditioning work after recent practices and will look to put this latest batch of ankle troubles behind him. While Isaac has been a disappointment so far, he's worth picking up in all competitive leagues given his defensive prowess. There aren't many players with Isaac's upside so he's definitely someone to own as long as you aren't absolutely starving for immediate production.
Source: John Denton on Twitter
November 13, 2018, 1:59 pmRussell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook continues to do "more and more each day," per Billy Donovan, but the Thunder had a largely non-contact practice on Tuesday.
Without a contact practice under his belt we can't expect Westbrook to play on Wednesday, so while his status is still uncertain you can't put him back into your lineup just yet.
Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter
November 13, 2018, 1:52 pmPJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker (illness) participated in Tuesday's shootaround but remains questionable for the game against the Nuggets.
Tucker was able to play on Sunday despite dealing with a stomach virus so you have to think he'll be out there unless his condition worsened on Monday. The participation today is a good sign so we'll expect him out there tonight, even if he's less than 100 percent.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
November 13, 2018, 12:33 pmCaris LeVert - G - Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert has been diagnosed with a dislocated right foot and will not need surgery.
Tests performed this morning revealed no fractures and only moderate ligament damage. LeVert will not need surgery and there is strong confidence he will play again this season. Whew! What a sigh of relief for his owners and all NBA fans alike. The 24-year-old was in the midst of a career year averaging 18.4 points, 4.3 boards, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Stash him if you can or at least until an injury timetable is revealed.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter