• James Ennis III - F - Houston Rockets

    James Ennis told Alykhan Bijani, of The Athletic, that he would get benched if he does not have a career high in 3-point attempts.

    "Coach D'Antoni told me in the meeting that if I don't shoot double or have a career year in 3-point attempts then he's gonna bench me. He wants me to shoot as many threes as possible." This is not too surprising as Ennis is expected to fill the shoes of Trevor Ariza. Carmelo Anthony should not snipe many of Ennis' minutes as Ennis was brought in for his defensive versatility. He's a deep league flier right now but is in the perfect situation to shine.

    Source: Alykhan Bijani on The Athletic

Fantasy News

  • Henry Ellenson - F - Detroit Pistons

    Henry Ellenson is listed as probable for Monday's game.

    Ellenson broke his nose on Saturday in the G-League. Despite being probable, he most likely will not play anyways. He's appeared in just one game this season.

    Source: Official NBA Injury Report

  • Furkan Korkmaz - G/F - Philadelphia Sixers

    Furkan Korkmaz (lower back contusion) is listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Phoenix.

    Korkmaz had a small stretch of good play, but with Jimmy Butler being integrated fully, Korkmaz' minutes have dipped. He's not worth owning unless an injury occurs. If he misses this game, Amir Johnson and Wilson Chandler could see a few extra minutes.

    Source: Official NBA Injury Report

  • Kosta Koufos - C - Sacramento Kings

    Kosta Koufos (right calf strain) has been ruled out for Monday's contest.

    This will be four straight games for Koufos. When he does return, he likely will be out of the rotation seeing as the Kings want to get Marvin Bagley more minutes.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Alex Abrines - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Alex Abrines (illness) was at shootaround and the Thunder will see how he feels before the game to see if he can play.

    He was originally out for this game, but did do shooting and non-contact drills in Sunday's practice. Coach Billy Donavan said that if Abrines is able to play, he will be a candidate to start at shooting guard, along with Hamidou Diallo. His status should be updated closer to game-time.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Terrance Ferguson - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Terrance Ferguson (personal) is out for Monday's game.

    Ferguson was away from the team starting Saturday and we have no timetable for his return. Hamidou Diallo likely starts while Ferguson is out and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot should get extended run off the bench again.

    Source: https://twitter.com/BDawsonWrites/status/1064608740102496256

  • Russell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Russell Westbrook (personal) was at shootaround Monday and will be evaluated before Monday's game.

    Westbrook was listed on the injury report as out for personal, not his ankle, but that still is the key to coming back. He just welcomed a pair of twins into the world, but this is also around the time he could return from his ankle injury. He was initially ruled out for this game so we'd still lean that way, but he's looking like a true game-time decision. Watch for updates.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Davis Bertans - F - San Antonio Spurs

    Davis Bertans (concussion protocol) has been ruled out for Monday's game.

    Bertans was expected to miss this game after missing Sunday's game. There's currently no timetable for him. His absence opens up minutes for Dante Cunningham, who will continue to start. Jakob Poeltl will get more minutes of the bench as he tries to turn around the disastrous start he's had to his San Antonio career.

    Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol - C/F - San Antonio Spurs

    Pau Gasol (foot) is out for Monday's contest.

    Gasol was expected to miss all of San Antonio's roadtrip and we have not gotten word on his timetable. Dante Cunningham will continue to start, while Jakob Poeltl will get extra looks off the bench. With Rudy Gay (rest) questionable, the Spurs frontcourt could be in for some heavy lifting against Anthony Davis and co.

    Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter

  • Rudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs

    Rudy Gay (rest) is questionable for Monday's game vs. New Orleans.

    Gay is a must-own player right now. He's been providing consistent mid-late round value when on the court, but knowing Gregg Popovich, he will get a few games off for rest. Check his status closer to game-time.

    Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter

  • Kris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls

    According to coach Fred Hoiberg, Kris Dunn (sprained MCL) has started doing straight-ahead running and there's no change in his timetable.

    The original timetable was 4-to-6 weeks and today marks the fourth week since Dunn suffered the injury. The Bulls are not rushing any of their young players back from injury, so do not expect Dunn to return soon – he's still probably a few weeks away. Over the past two weeks, Shaq Harrison has played 20.0 minutes per game off the bench and has cracked the top-120 per game value, while Ryan Arcidiacano has been starting but is barely in the top-200. Those two are the only ones worth a look while Dunn is out.

    Source: Darnell Mayberry on Twitter