• PJ Washington
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    Mitch Kupchak called PJ Washington the player who stuck out most positively in preseason.

    That's big praise from the team brass, especially considering Washington was initially expected to spend a little time in the G League this season. Now a candidate to start on opening night, the rookie is worth a flier in most drafts. He's not our favorite late-round dart but you could certainly do worse.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

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  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham will start in placed of the injured Dwayne Bacon on Wednesday night.

    Graham has been cruising to top-55 value so far this season and there was already speculation that he was on his way to a starting role. Make sure the young guard is in all lineups moving forward, and the setup is right for him to turn in a strong season — this looks like more than a simple hot streak.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Dwayne Bacon (right knee soreness) will sit out on Wednesday.

    Bacon generated some buzz in the preseason and looked ready to take on a big role but has scuffled his way to a top-300 start, so that dream is dead. He's not worth rostering outside of leagues with more than 20 teams.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    The Nets have listed Kyrie Irving as questionable for Thursday's game due to a right shoulder impingement.

    This one comes pretty much out of nowhere, though Irving did shoot just 10-for-30 from the field on Tuesday night. He's in the midst of a top-10 season so hopefully Uncle Drew doesn't miss any time. With Caris LeVert out for multiple weeks, an Irving absence would really test Brooklyn's depth. Spencer Dinwiddie could be a very popular fantasy play tomorrow.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine (right ankle sprain) is officially probable to face the Bucks on Thursday.

    LaVine got some ankle treatment today and isn't expected to miss any time, and the official designation matches up with that vibe. Wendell Carter Jr., who hasn't been truly injured since the offseason, is also listed as probable with a left thumb sprain. He'll be good to go.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Porter Jr. (left hip contusion) is questionable ahead of Thursday's game.

    Porter hurt his hip after a fall in Tuesday's game but was able to return. So far the rookie is floating just inside the top-300 on 18.7 mpg but he should improve upon that as the year goes on. Keep an eye on a big jump from Porter after the trade deadline, though we're obviously a long way from that.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jeff Teague
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jeff Teague (illness) is available for Wednesday's tilt with the Spurs.

    Teague has missed the last four games with an illness and will finally make his return to the lineup. The veteran is quietly returning top-70 value this season in a predictable bounce-back campaign, so get him in your lineups. Jarrett Culver figures to move back to the bench, though he might have one more start if the Wolves want Teague to ease back into action.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Matthew Dellavedova
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Matthew Dellavedova (right calf soreness) is questionable for Thursday's game.

    Delly is outside the top-300 on the year so hopefully you're not sweating this one.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kyle Korver
    SF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Kyle Korver (head contusion) has been taken off the injury report for Thursday.

    Korver missed Sunday's game but wasn't expected to be dealing with something serious. He's there if you need him.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Caris LeVert
    PG-SG, Brooklyn Nets

    Caris LeVert (right thumb ligament damage) is expected to miss "several weeks," per Shams Charania.

    The Nets will sign Iman Shumpert in the meantime, though it'll probably be a committee approach to fill LeVert's scoring and playmaking role. Spencer Dinwiddie, Garrett Temple and Joe Harris are obvious beneficiaries, while minutes should open up for guys like Dzanan Musa and Rodions Kurucs through the ripple effects that LeVert's injury will have. To this point LeVert hasn't been usable in 12-team formats (top-170/250 value in 8/9-cat) so it shouldn't be a huge loss for standard-league lineups. He's someone to hold if possible but his slow start and multi-week absence put him on the cut line if there's some attractive free agents out there.

    Source: Stadium on Twitter

  • Javonte Green
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Javonte Green (sore right hip) has been cleared to play on Wednesday.

    Green has been getting additional minutes since Gordon Hayward went down with his fractured hand, so if you're looking his way in 30-team formats you can comfortably deploy him tonight.

    Source: NBA Injury Report