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  • Stanley 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.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Reggie 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.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Anthony 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.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Blake 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.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Ish 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

  • Eric Moreland - C - Phoenix Suns

    The Suns will sign free agent Eric Moreland.

    Moreland was with the Pistons last season and spent the summer with the Raptors, who liked him enough to acquire his G-League rights as well. He's an excellent defender and a great rim protector, while also providing great energy on the glass. Moreland should fill the Tyson Chandler role in Phoenix, although he actually gives them youth, upside, and a number of other things that could be useful in the future. He probably won't play much behind Deandre Ayton and Richaun Holmes but it's a nice flier for the Suns.

    Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter

  • Nick Young - G - Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets have signed Nick Young, and he'll be available to play in Monday's game after already passing his physical.

    The Nuggets need some help with Will Barton, Gary Harris and Paul Millsap all out but Young is added to a backcourt group that's actually gotten some solid play out of its bench from Monte Morris and Malik Beasley. He doesn't figure to play much but is a nice source of scoring punch on a roster that's suddenly down three of its biggest offensive pieces.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • David Nwaba - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    David Nwaba (knee) will not play on Monday.

    As expected. Nwaba was starting before going down with this mysterious knee injury and we haven't gotten any updates on his condition. He has to be considered out indefinitely and can be dropped outside of 30-team formats.

    Source: Joe Vardon on Twitter

  • Trey Lyles - F - Denver Nuggets

    Mike Malone said that he could change the starting power forward game-to-game while Paul Millsap is out.

    Trey Lyles figures to do most of the work here and is worth picking up in 12-team leagues given his history of production with Millsap out, but Harrison Wind of BSN Denver is guessing that Mason Plumlee starts at the four on Monday. Plumlee should see a few extra minutes either way and makes for a solid source of blocks, though he's more of a deep-league option unless he takes the lion's share of minutes from Lyles. Something to watch in Denver.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Bobby Portis - F - Chicago Bulls

    Bobby Portis (sprained MCL) says he's playing on Monday against the Kings.

    Portis will come off the bench, which he'll likely do even once he returns to full strength. Go make sure Portis isn't on waivers in your leagues, as he's a must-own option. It'll be tough to put a pin in his value until we see exactly how minutes are divided between Portis, Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr. and Jabari Parkier, but he's definitely someone to roster in all fantasy leagues. Portis is on a minutes limit tonight but there's no word as to what exactly his cap is.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter