December 3, 2018, 10:39 pmJarrett Allen - C - Brooklyn Nets
Jarrett Allen was quiet as he logged 32 minutes in Monday's 97-99 loss to the Cavs, delivering just nine points, three rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and one blocked shot.
Allen has been relatively quiet as of late and this lull in production signals a buy-low window for the sophomore. He's someone who can pop post-All-Star break, making him worth a pinch of patience this early in the season.
December 10, 2018, 2:40 pmJamal Crawford - G - Phoenix Suns
Jamal Crawford (sore left knee) is questionable for Monday's game.
This is the first news of any injury for Crawford, and if he's forced to sit out his minutes will be split between Elie Okobo, De'Anthony Melton and Troy Daniels. Melton is the highest-upside of the bunch while Daniels is locked in as a 3-point specialist. J-Crossover's absence doesn't have much of an impact in fantasy.
December 10, 2018, 2:38 pmOmari Spellman - F - Atlanta Hawks
Omari Spellman (hip) was a limited participant in Monday's practice and is questionable for Wednesday, though he will travel with the team.
The Hawks can afford to take their time with Spellman now that John Collins is back and dominating. He's only a deep-league or dynasty play but does have a nice skillset that should make him a fantasy target down the line.
Source: KL Chouinard on Twitter
December 10, 2018, 2:35 pmJeremy Lin - G - Atlanta Hawks
Jeremy Lin was able to do a little bit of work at Monday's practice but the team hasn't decided if he'll travel to Dallas for Wednesday's game.
Lin missed Saturday with a back injury, and we'll need to wait another day or so to see if he'll be ready for Wednesday. The long layoff should help but you never know with back issues. DeAndre' Bembry will be the main beneficiary if Lin misses another game.
Source: KL Chouinard on Twitter
December 10, 2018, 2:32 pmRobert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Robert Covington (knee) is good to go for Monday's matchup with the Warriors.
Covington was listed as probable and says he feels good enough to play, so we're considering him a go for this big game. You might want to check back just to be sure nothing pops up in shootaround but he's a fairly safe play tonight. Derrick Rose should return to the bench while Josh Okogie takes the biggest hit and may fall out of the rotation.
Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter
December 10, 2018, 2:23 pmAllonzo Trier - G - New York Knicks
The Knicks are expected to convert Allonzo Trier's two-way deal to a standard contract this week.
It's hardly surprising as Trier emerged as a coaching staff favorite back in training camp and has played well into the regular season. He's been a great find in another lost year for New York, and the only question is which player gets the axe. Trier is definitely worth owning in deeper formats, though his inconsistencies might make it tougher to hold onto him in 12-team formats.
Source: Adam Zagoria on Twitter
December 10, 2018, 1:56 pmStanley Johnson - F - Detroit Pistons
Stanley Johnson (left knee contusion) is questionable for Monday's game with the Sixers.
Johnson has missed the last two games but figures to jump right into the starting lineup if he can go tonight. With Reggie Bullock out there are a lot of minute available on the wings, so it'd be a nice chance for Johnson to log a ton of playing time. Glenn Robinson III, Langston Galloway, Luke Kennard and Bruce Brown would divvy up Johnson's minutes if he can't play. This situation should only be of concern to deep-league players.
December 10, 2018, 1:46 pmReggie Bullock - F - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Bullock (sprained left ankle) is listed as out for Monday's game.
Bruce Brown has been starting with Bullock out but the Pistons are banged up on the wings and without Blake Griffin tonight, so pretty much everyone on the roster is a candidate to play more. Langston Galloway is the choice if you have to play one of your non-obvious Pistons tonight.
December 10, 2018, 1:43 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis (right hip contusion) is questionable to play on Monday.
Davis left last night's game with the hip issue but did end up returning, though he was limited to 26 minutes and only six points. The Celtics are already missing Kyrie Irving and Aron Baynes and both Gordon Hayward and Al Horford are doubtful, so this game could be missing most of its starpower if Davis also sits out. Julius Randle would start in his place and Nikola Mirotic would likely draw back into the starting lineup, and both are automatic plays at all times. Cheick Diallo and Jahlil Okafor might see extra work off the bench.
December 10, 2018, 1:39 pmBlake Griffin - F - Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin (rest) will sit out on Monday night.
Griffin played yesterday but also hit the injury report with a knee contusion, so a day off in this back-to-back scenario isn't unexpected. Detroit's already fairly thin up front so they could either go small and move Glenn Robinson III to power forward or plug Jon Leuer into the starting lineup. Either way, wing players like Luke Kennard, Langston Galloway and Bruce Brown figure to see more minutes than usual. Look for Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond to get a lot of shots up tonight.
December 10, 2018, 1:34 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith will miss the next 3-to-6 weeks with a right adductor tear but is still drawing interest on the trade market.
Smith would be a nice add for a number of teams, as a high-quality backup who can really change a team's look with his speed. It also helps that he's on an expiring deal. Of course, the flip side of that is why the Pistons would be motivated to move Smith in the first place given that Reggie Jackson is occasionally prone to injuries — especially when they're in the playoff race. While Smith is out, Jose Calderon and Luke Kennard will see extra minutes backing up Jackson.
Source: Vince Ellis on Twitter