• Collin Sexton
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cavs coach John Beilein wants Collin Sexton to understand how being used off the ball can be beneficial to him and by giving the sophomore more opportunities to score, as opposed to running the offense, the results have been encouraging.

    Through nine games, Sexton is averaging 18.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting from the field and 42.2 percent from 3-point range, numbers that have gone up from last season. With rookie Darius Garland running the point, Sexton is providing an explosive scoring punch and developing into more of a combo guard. The lack of steals and the low assists contribute to him being a borderline top-150 asset for the year and he should be viewed as more of a scoring specialist right now.

    Source: Cleveland.com

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  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter Jr. (left foot bone edema) will miss at least the next four weeks before being re-evaluated.

    Porter's nightmarish season continues, and there is no telling if he will be ready to return when he does get re-evaluated in a month. If your league has no IR spot, it's about time to let Porter go. Kris Dunn will continue to start in the meantime and is worth a look as a steals specialist.

    Source: Bulls on Twitter

  • Nicolas Claxton
    PF, Brooklyn Nets

    Nicolas Claxton (left hamstring soreness) is being listed as out ahead of Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Claxton is a fun dynasty league guy to own but doesn't have a consistent enough role to be counted upon this season.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Iman Shumpert
    SG, Brooklyn Nets

    Iman Shumpert (left knee soreness) is being listed as doubtful to play against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    It is looking likely that Shumpert won't play in this one. Joe Harris, Garrett Temple and Theo Pinson will likely split the majority of Shumpert's 18.8 mpg.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (sore right hip) is being ruled out against the Pacers on Wednesday.

    With Williams missing another game, Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter will again handle the Center minutes for the Celtics in a timeshare.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter.

  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart (eye infection) is being listed as questionable against the Pacers on Wednesday.

    The Celtics may play it safe with this game being on the front-end of a back-to-back. Smart's minutes will be dispersed around the guard and wing rotation if he is unable to go.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Jeff Teague
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jeff Teague (left ankle soreness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Teague played through the questionable tag on Monday and may very well do the same here. If Teague is unable to go, both Jarrett Culver and Shabazz Napier would likely see an uptick in minutes.

    Source: Eric Walden on Twitter

  • Jake Layman
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jake Layman (left toe sprain) is being ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Treveon Graham, Josh Okogie and Keita Bates-Diop will continue to absorb Layman's minutes. This will be Layman's 10th consecutive absence.

    Source: Eric Walden on Twitter

  • Damion Lee
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors are listing Damion Lee (fractured left hand) as probable to play in Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

    Lee went through a three-on-three scrimmage on Tuesday and looks set to return from his long absence. Lee should enter the mix on the wing for the Warriors in what a guessing game of value at this stage.

    Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter

  • Mike Conley
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Mike Conley (left hamstring strain) is being ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Wolves.

    It is uncertain how much longer Conley will be out, but Joe Ingles will continue to reap the benefits in the meantime, while Emmanuel Mudiay and Dante Exum will see some extra time off the bench.

    Source: Jazz on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving (right shoulder impingement) is being ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    The Nets are hopeful of getting Irving, who did some on-court work on Tuesday, back to practice in the next 1-2 weeks. Spencer Dinwiddie will continue to get big-time usage in the meantime.

    Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter