November 10, 2018, 3:05 pmJimmy Butler - G/F - Philadelphia Sixers
Jimmy Butler is expected to make his Sixers debut on Wednesday against the Magic.
Get your popcorn ready as it'll have a nice little circus atmosphere and Butler could easily jump out to a fast start.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
November 13, 2018, 2:53 pmDamian Lillard - G - Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (knee) is hopeful to play on Wednesday against the Lakers.
Lillard sat out practice today, but went through a workout afterwards. Apparently he spent four hours on knee rehab as well. If the veteran were to sit then Seth Curry would see a lot of run and C.J. McCollum's usage would increase. Nik Stauskas would likely see some extra run at the two as well.
Source: Mike Richman on Twitter
November 13, 2018, 2:42 pmCJ Miles - F/G - Toronto Raptors
CJ Miles (hip) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Pistons.
Miles has been averaging 15 mpg this season. The Raptors are fully healthy and unless an injury occurs this is all the minutes that will be left over when he does play, especially with both Fred VanVleet and Delon Wright both healthy.
Source: NBA Injury Report
November 13, 2018, 2:15 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game.
Isaac has missed six straight games with an ankle sprain but appears close to a return. He's been able to do shooting and conditioning work after recent practices and will look to put this latest batch of ankle troubles behind him. While Isaac has been a disappointment so far, he's worth picking up in all competitive leagues given his defensive prowess. There aren't many players with Isaac's upside so he's definitely someone to own as long as you aren't absolutely starving for immediate production.
Source: John Denton on Twitter
November 13, 2018, 1:59 pmRussell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook continues to do "more and more each day," per Billy Donovan, but the Thunder had a largely non-contact practice on Tuesday.
Without a contact practice under his belt we can't expect Westbrook to play on Wednesday, so while his status is still uncertain you can't put him back into your lineup just yet.
Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter
November 13, 2018, 1:52 pmPJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker (illness) participated in Tuesday's shootaround but remains questionable for the game against the Nuggets.
Tucker was able to play on Sunday despite dealing with a stomach virus so you have to think he'll be out there unless his condition worsened on Monday. The participation today is a good sign so we'll expect him out there tonight, even if he's less than 100 percent.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
November 13, 2018, 12:33 pmCaris LeVert - G - Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert has been diagnosed with a dislocated right foot and will not need surgery.
Tests performed this morning revealed no fractures and only moderate ligament damage. LeVert will not need surgery and there is strong confidence he will play again this season. Whew! What a sigh of relief for his owners and all NBA fans alike. The 24-year-old was in the midst of a career year averaging 18.4 points, 4.3 boards, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Stash him if you can or at least until an injury timetable is revealed.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
November 13, 2018, 12:26 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard (shoulder) will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
His shoulder has responded well to treatment according to the medical staff, but we are looking at a minimum two week absence, possibly longer. Only deep dynasty leagues are still carrying the 22-year-old but in the meantime Langston Galloway and Glenn Robinson III will pick up the slack.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
November 13, 2018, 11:44 amJimmy Butler - G/F - Philadelphia Sixers
Talking to reporters this morning, Elton Brand said that the Sixers are not in a rush to fill out the roster spot created by the Jimmy Butler trade.
The team got Wilson Chandler and Mike Muscala back on Monday while Jimmy Butler should make his debut on Wednesday, so the depth chart is beginning to look better in Philadelphia. The Sixers might look to make an addition later this season when veterans complete their buyouts but for now Chandler and Muscala are worth a look in case one of them emerges with a consistent role in the rotation.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
November 13, 2018, 11:17 amLonzo Ball - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Lonzo Ball is still learning how to play with LeBron James and Rajon Rondo, two ball handlers who have impacted his numbers the most.
“This year is a little different than it was last year, still trying to figure out what I can do out there, just try to play my spots,” said Lonzo. Rondo’s minutes have meant less time for Ball with the ball in his hands. In four of the last five games, Rondo has also played more minutes than Ball while sometimes they share the court too, which means adjusting to each other. Ball’s assists, like most of his stats, are down to 4.9 per game this year (compared to 7.2 in his rookie season) but he is still returning top-125 value in just 25.7 minutes. It’s highly unlikely that the Lakers go away from Rondo anytime soon but Lonzo should be getting the bulk of the minutes as the season progresses.
Source: LA Times
November 13, 2018, 10:35 amCarmelo Anthony - F - Houston Rockets
Longtime NBA report Chris Sheridan is hearing that the Sixers are kicking the tires on the idea of claiming Carmelo Anthony off waivers if the Rockets let him go.
The Sixers do have a glaring need for a power forward after trading Dario Saric to Minnesota in the Jimmy Butler deal. Anthony was brought in by the Rockets to replace some of the scoring production provided last season by Trevor Ariza, but things are clearly not working out the way the team intended. He cannot be traded until December 15th, so the most likely move for the Rockets is placing him on waivers. Expect the MeloDrama to keep us entertained in the next couple days.
Source: Chris Sheridan on Twitter