• Lonzo Ball
    G, Los Angeles Lakers

    Lonzo Ball was able to participate in Thursday's shootaround, and the Lakers will evaluate him before tonight's game before determining his status.

    Yesterday it didn't sound as though Ball would be able to play through his ankle injury, but this is great news and he may be able to suit up for this matchup with the Pacers. Owners will have to check back tonight but for now it doesn't look like Ball is dealing with a long-term issue.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

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  • Patrick Beverley
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Patrick Beverley (sore left calf) returned to action and started for the Clippers on Monday and quietly delivered nine points (3-of-7 shooting), four rebounds, three treys and three steals in 34 minutes.

    The line was missing assists, yes, but the takeaway here should be his 34 minutes on the floor. It's a sign that PatBev is healthy and his injury is in the rearview. Plug him back in with confidence.

  • Montrezl Harrell
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Montrezl Harrell was buzzing with energy on Monday night as he put up a game-high 28 points (13-of-20 shooting) with 12 rebounds, five assists one steal and block in 28 minutes off the bench.

    Harrell continues to make a case for being included in the Sixth-man award conversation this season with steady and strong performances like this. His teammate and usual winner to the aforementioned award Lou Williams, struggled tonight with 5-of-12 shooting for 11 points one rebound, nine dimes, one three and one steal in 32 minutes.

  • Paul George
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Paul George finally slowed down on Monday with 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting with three treys, seven rebounds, four assists and seven turnovers in 29 minutes.

    George hit the go-ahead 3-pointer to seal this win for his team and is showing that his clutch-mode is very well intact post-recovery from surgery. He was eagerly productive since making his Clippers debut, so a bit of regression was in the cards for PG13. That said, he's still a nightly top-5 threat, who is capable of just taking over a game at a moment's notice.

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel was active on defense on Monday, providing the Thunder with two steals and three blocks along with seven points, eight boards and three assists in 21 minutes.

    Noel is known to have nights like this from time to time. But as long as Steven Adams (nine points, 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals, 27 minutes) is there to block his path to significant playing time, Noel will remain a deep-league asset. That said, we've seen what he can do when given the right amount of leash, so Noel is definitely worth a stash or at least a spot on your watch list until further notice.

  • Daniel Theis
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Daniel Theis grabbed 11 rebounds and did very little else in Monday's win over the Suns, going scoreless and blocking one shot in 28 minutes.

    If it were possible to have an awful 11-rebound game Theis achieved that in this one. He's grabbed ahold of the starting job from Enes Kanter and Robert Williams, but his play and minutes are too inconsistant to be relied upon outside of deep-leagues.

  • Chris Paul
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Thunder lost to the Clippers 88-90 on Monday, but Chris Paul won the hearts of his owners with 20 points (5-of-10 FGs, 10-of-11 FTs), four rebounds, four assists and four steals with just one turnover.

    This the vintage Paul performance most of us are used to. CP3 remains a sell-high guy, considering the expected rest days in his horizon plus the likely dip in production if/when he's traded.

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker struggled with his shot in Monday's 99-85 win over the Suns, scoring 19 points (9-of-19 from the floor) to go with five assists, two rebounds and a 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    It wasn't a great line from Walker but he gets a pass considering everyone in this game looked a bit off tonight and that he had been playing at an early-round pace all season long. He'll look to pick things back up in their next ball game.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a subdued performance against his former team, the Clippers on Monday, going 4-for-10 from the field for 11 points, one rebound, one steal and one trey in 31 minutes.

    SGA is coming off a 24-point performance vs. the Sixers on Saturday, so this missed-out revenge game was a bit of a downer. He should bounce back in his next game. Danilo Gallinari exuded a bit more confidence but also struggled with his shot, going 3-of-13 from the floor for 14 points, two 3s, five rebounds an two assists.

  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart (right ankle) never returned to Monday's win over the Suns, finishing his night with 17 points, four assists, three rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Head coach Brad Stevens expressed optimism that the injury wasn't as bad as it looked, and while that is good news there still lies a good chance that Smart will be sidelined for a few games here. He'll be re-evaluated tomorrow, and if he is to miss time Brad Wannamaker (10 points, six assists and three steals in 30 minutes tonight) would appear to be the biggest beneficiary in his absence.

    Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter

  • Jayson Tatum
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum was stellar in Boston's win over the Suns on Monday, finishing his night with 26 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, a steal and three triples in just 27 minutes.

    Tatum had been playing at a top-50 pace heading into this one, so this performance should likely bump him up a few spots. The real story in this one is that he managed this scoring output on 50 percent shooting (8-of-16 from the floor), which has been his biggest hinderance to better value on the season. If He is able to imrpove upon his below-40 percent average on the year he could become an easy early-round player.