January 19, 2018, 10:04 pm
LaMarcus Aldridge couldn’t get his shots to fall during the Spurs’ loss to the Raptors on Friday night but still tallied 17 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, two blocks, a steal and a 3-pointer.
LMA’s line looks solid but his 6-of-25 shooting night is nothing short of brutal. To be fair though, none of the Spurs had much luck in Toronto as they stepped their defense up and held San Antonio to only 83 points. Expect Aldridge to revert back to his normal top-25 self when the Spurs take the floor against the Pacers on Sunday.
November 18, 2019, 9:16 pmJosh HartSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Josh Hart (left ankle sprain) will miss Tuesday's game against the Blazers.
Hart will miss a fourth straight game. The Pelicans are missing quite a few players right now, so most players originally on the second unit are getting big minutes. E'Twaun Moore is the most direct beneficiary of Hart's absence.
November 18, 2019, 9:04 pmPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverley (sore left calf) will play vs. the Thunder on Monday night.
Beverley missed the past two games, but he won't have a minutes limit tonight. Deploy him as you normally would. Kawhi Leonard is once again out tonight, so there may be some extra shots for Beverley as well.
Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter
November 18, 2019, 8:53 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Update: Ricky Rubio (back spasms) is now doubtful to play on Monday.
This came out of nowhere. Rubio could play but he won't be in there to start the game. Jevon Carter will start in Rubio's place. Carter could be a worthwhile spot-starter, especially if you're looking for steals.
Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter
November 18, 2019, 8:45 pmHamidou DialloSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Hamidou Diallo (left knee sprain) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Clippers.
We should know his status for tonight shortly. Diallo missed the previous game and prior to that, he'd been getting solid minutes but the only thing of note that he'd been providing was steals.
November 18, 2019, 8:39 pmShabazz NapierPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Shabazz Napier (right hamstring strain) is listed as out for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.
Napier will miss his eighth straight game. Having been first listed as doubtful for tonight, we still might not see him for a few games.
November 18, 2019, 7:45 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
The NBA has fined Buddy Hield $25,000 for punting the ball into stands at the conclusion of the Kings win over the Celtics on Sunday.
At least it wasn't a suspension of any sort. Hield is carrying some extra weight with De'Aaron Fox out for a while. He should have more than a few games worth celebrating in that span.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
November 18, 2019, 7:40 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie will play on Monday despite some prior left knee soreness.
Okogie was able to participate in shootaround, so this isn't too surprising. The move diminishes the values of Jarrett Culver and Jake Layman. Okogie can contribute steals but has shot poorly from long range this season.
Source: Chris Hine on Twitter
November 18, 2019, 7:14 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out of Monday's game due to a left knee contusion.
Leonard hasn't played since Wednesday. Doc Rivers expected him to participate in this one, but is no longer be the case. Paul George could have another big game in his absence.
Source: Ramona Shelburne on Twitter
November 18, 2019, 6:47 pmDaniel GaffordPF, Chicago Bulls
According to Jim Boylen, Daniel Gafford will play "first half minutes" against the Bucks on Monday.
Luke Kornet is recovering from nose surgery, so Gafford will be given some more time after his recall from the G League. However, he is not a recommended play unless his role increases dramatically.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
November 18, 2019, 6:43 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
After missing Saturday's game for rest purposes, Russell Westbrook will start on Monday.
Westbrook is filling the stat sheet this season with 21.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game. Austin Rivers and Ben McLemore should see their fantasy values drop.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter