• Jimmy Butler
    G/F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jimmy Butler is also questionable for Friday's game with an illness.

    In addition to teammate Andrew Wiggins, Butler will also be a late call as he deals with an apparent illness. If Butler can't go, Josh Okogie figures to be a significant beneficiary for the night.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby will join Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol in the starting unit for Tuesday's season-opening game against the Pelicans.

    VanVleet, who was in line for mnites either way, gets a boost in value now that he's the confirmed starter for the Raptors. Norman Powell could still push for 20+ minutes as the first guard/wing off the bench.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter

  • Andre Iguodala
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Andre Iguodala remains away from the team and will not play in Wednesday's season opener.

    The Grizzlies remain steadfast in their desire to trade Iguodala rather than buy him out. This saga may drag out to the trade deadline. Iguodala can be left on the waiver wire while this situation plays itself out.

    Source: NBA Injury report

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. is being listed as probable for Wednesday's matchup against the Hornets.

    Carter is ready to roll for the season opener and has the potential for a big season if he can stay healthy. That has proven to be a big if so far in his young career.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Andre Roberson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Andre Roberson (left knee) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Roberson has been ramping up his workload recently and is getting closer to a return, but it won't come in the opener. Roberson is a plus defender but can be left on the waiver wire.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little (left ankle sprain) is available to play in Wednesday's tilt against the Nuggets.

    Little doesn't hold much value as he battles for backup minutes with a host of players.

    Source: Jay Allen on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (left ankle sprain) is good to go for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

    Whiteside practiced without limitations on Monday, and now we have official confirmation that he will play. Whiteside has proven to be elite in rebounds, blocks, and field goal percentage in limited minutes, and has the potential for a career-year with the shortage of options in the Blazers frontcourt.

    Source: Jay Allen on Twitter

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson (lower back tightness) is listed as probable to face the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Although the team added a few guards and Jackson is about as dull as they come, he is the starting PG for a fringe playoff team who is a reliable source for points and assists, while quietly nearly doubling his career average from the three-point range last year.

    Source: Eric Woody on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris (sore lower back) is being listed as questionable to play in Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    The Pistons have a back-to-back set to open the season and are already going to be without Blake Griffin for the rest of October, so they need Morris in the lineup. Is Morris can't go, Christain Wood is going to be a hot cheap DFS play to open the season after earning a roster spot by averaging 13.2 points and 7.2 rebounds in five preseason games.

    Source: Eric Woody on Twitter

  • Blake Griffin
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    The Pistons announced on Tuesday that Blake Griffin (sore left hamstring/posterior knee soreness) will continue to receive treatment and will be re-evaluated in the first week of November.

    Things aren't looking too good for Griffin as the injuries could have some correlation. Griffin's extensive injury history is already starting to bite, and we'd have to imagine the Pistons are going to be careful with him. It will be a lot of Markieff Morris (sore lower back) and Christain Wood in the meantime.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    Team, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (concussion) is no longer being listed on the injury report ahead of Wednesday's game against the Sixers.

    Williams has the requisite size to match up with Embiid and may find himself in the starting C spot as the Celtics employ a mix-and-match strategy there. He is hard to trust outside of being a blocks specialist.

    Source: Jared Weiss on Twitter