• Grayson Allen
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Grayson Allen has helped himself since joining the Grizzlies and he seems like a sure thing to be in the opening night rotation, and just maybe in the starting lineup.

    If the development of Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. is the most important item on the Grizzlies’ agenda during this season, a secondary goal will be finding this duo some running mates. On their expanded 17-man roster, the Grizzlies have seven wing players who are each under age 25, with none of them established as quality contributors. Preseason has generally gone pretty well for Allen, but the key for him above all else will probably be his 3-point shooting, where his high-volume style fits the coaching staff’s “let it fly” mantra. One thing is certain, there will be plenty of minutes available for the young core in Memphis this year and it remains to be seen who emerges with fantasy value.

    Source: Daily Memphian

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  • Stanley Johnson
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Stanley Johnson has a left groin stress reaction and will not play on Monday.

    Oshae Brissett was recalled from the G League to replace Johnson. Johnson has played sparingly so far, so this is unlikely to significantly affect the rotation for the Raptors.

    Source: Eric Smith on Twitter

  • Danuel House
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Danuel House (back) is probable to play against Portland at home on Monday.

    House sat out three games with his back injury but should slot back into his usual role against the Blazers. He has been a pleasant surprise for both the Rockets and fantasy managers this year as he is currently sitting inside the top-60 in standard 9-cat formats on averages of 12-3-5 with 2.5 threes and 1.2 steals in a career high 29.2 minutes per game.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not play against the Pacers on Monday night.

    Kyrie has been playing at less than 100% and this will give him a few more days of rest to let his shoulder heal. His next chance to suit up will be Wednesday at home versus the Hornets. Spencer Dinwiddie should start in his absence.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Josh Okogie
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Josh Okogie (knee) is being listed as questionable for Monday's road game against the Utah Jazz per the NBA official injury report.

    Okogie went through shoot-around and will be a game-time decision. Check back closer to tip-off but if he cannot play, Jarrett Culver and Jake Layman will soak up his minutes. If he can play, he may have an opportunity at an expanded role with Andrew Wiggins most likely sitting out.

    Source: Chris Hine on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine (ankle) will play at home against the Bucks on Monday.

    LaVine has played his usual allotment of minutes since first rolling his ankle on November 12 and has actually been better in the past week with averages of 29-3-4 with 3.3 triples and 1.4 steals on 44% shooting from the field and 91% from the line. On the season he is returning top-45/75 value (8-cat/9-cat).

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • T.J. McConnell
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    T.J. McConnell (groin) has been ruled out for Monday's road game against the Nets.

    This will be McConnell's second game on the sidelines and with Malcolm Brogdon still out, Aaron Holiday will continue to start for the Pacers at the point and his brother Justin Holiday will see more run. Naz Mitrou-Long also played 15 minutes on Saturday but he is far from providing value in anything but the deepest of formats.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving (shoulder) is listed as questionable on the official NBA injury report on Monday to play at home versus the Pacers.

    Kyrie played through the injury at "less than 100% on Thursday against Denver" according to coach Kenny Atkinson and he first sustained the injury "after a hit he took on Tuesday November 11 against the Jazz." This may explain his sub-par shooting over the past two games that he played and hopefully sitting out on Saturday against the Bulls gave him some time to heal. He is still sitting inside the top-10 in standard league formats on the year and could sustain that value with Caris LeVert on the sideline for the near future. If Irving can not suit up, Spencer Dinwiddie would start at the point again and guys like Joe Harris and Taureen Prince would soak up more usage.

    Source: Eric Woodyard on Twitter

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson (ankle) is available to play on Monday against the Cavs.

    Robinson missed a practice over the weekend but he was listed as probable and this report now confirms he will play Monday night. He is sitting inside the top-60 in 9-cat formats in only 19 minutes a game and if coach Fizdale were to ever let him loose, he would vault up much higher than that. However, it may take a change of job status for coach Fizdale in order for Robinson to truly unleash his potential but with all the discontent and rumors floating around about the Knicks coaching staff and front office, it may only be a matter of time before a change occurs.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ante Zizic
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Ante Zizic (plantar fasciitis) will play in Monday's road game against the New York Knicks.

    Zizic just returned from a mult-week absence on Sunday with six points and two rebounds in 17 minutes but with Larry Nance Jr. (thumb), Kevin Love (back), and John Henson (hamstring) all ruled out, he could be thrust into a meaningful role on Monday. He may be a popular DFS play but a wait and see approach should be taken in standard season-long formats as Nance & Love should not be dealing with long term injuries.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Larry Nance Jr.
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance (left thumb sprain) has been ruled out for Monday's road game against the Knicks.

    Nance recently saw a specialist for his thumb but there were little details revealed about the results. He will sit out tonight along with Kevin Love (back) which should open up a lot of minutes in the Cavaliers front court. Tristan Thompson and Cedi Osman will most likely get as much run as they can handle and Ante Zizic should be a part of the rotation and a sneaky DFS play with John Henson (hamstring) also still out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report