• Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Nick Nurse said he's still undecided about starting Norman Powell or Fred VanVleet at shooting guard, and that the situation could change game-to-game.

    The current consensus is that VanVleet spends the most time starting, but Powell makes more sense in matchups against larger two-guards. Patrick McCaw may also factor in, assuming his recent knee injury doesn't keep him out of action for long. VanVleet makes for a nice draft target in the late-middle rounds while Powell can be considered a last-round dart in 12-team formats.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Khris Middleton
    SF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Khris Middleton is expected to miss several weeks due to a left leg injury that occurred on Sunday against the Thunder.

    It sounded like the injury would not be too serious until this report emerged. At least there is no major damage in the leg. This is obviously not great news for the Bucks, but Sterling Brown and Ersan Ilyasova should get a bump in the medium term.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Shake Milton
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Shake Milton, who has been rehabbing due to a left knee bone bruise, is considered doubtful to face the Cavs on Tuesday.

    Milton will be examined on Tuesday morning, but it appears that he will sit out. Matisse Thybulle could have a bit less value when Milton is back in the rotation.

    Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons, who missed Sunday's game with an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder, is considered questionable to play on Tuesday.

    It's considered a minor injury, but the Sixers won't deploy Simmons unless they are confident that he is ready. Otherwise, Raul Neto should receive another start for the Sixers.

    Source: Marc Narducci on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Al Horford will be rested on Tuesday as the Sixers take on the Cavs.

    The Sixers are just being careful with Horford as they navigate the long season. Expect Mike Scott to receive more opportunities on Tuesday.

    Source: Serena Winters on Twitter

  • Troy Daniels
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Troy Daniels will have a precautionary MRI after tweaking his right knee during practice.

    Daniels is coming off a nice game against the Raptors in which he scored 11 points. However, his playing time has been sporadic overall and an injury wouldn't help matters.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis has a sore right shoulder but is considered probable to face the Suns on Tuesday.

    Lakers coach Frank Vogel was noncommittal when asked if this could be a season-long shoulder issue. Davis did practice on Monday which bodes well for his playing in Phoenix.

    Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo (right calf strain) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Suns.

    Rondo was hoping to make his season debut on Sunday but was eventually ruled out. His minutes are likely to be limited at first even when he does return.

    Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter

  • Caris LeVert
    PG-SG, Brooklyn Nets

    Caris LeVert will miss Tuesday's game with the Jazz due to a sprained right thumb.

    LeVert has gone 6-for-23 from the field in his last two games, so maybe this injury contributed to his struggles. LeVert is headed for an MRI, so expect Taurean Prince and Garrett Temple to benefit while LeVert is sidelined.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward will have surgery on his fractured left hand on Monday afternoon.

    Hayward was off to a strong start this season before suffering the injury against the Spurs on Saturday. No timetable has been established yet, but obviously he will be looking at an extended absence. Robert Williams, Marcus Smart and Daniel Theis could be in line for more minutes, not to mention the returning Enes Kanter.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant and Brandon Clarke are expected to have their workloads increased over the course of the season.

    This isn't surprising, especially with Morant coming off offseason knee surgery and Clarke dealing with back soreness, but the fact that both rookies were given a rest day on the weekend raised some eyebrows. Hopefully those random absences are more of an early season problem. Both Clarke and Morant make for nice trade options as well, if you do believe that they'll finish the year strong on the back of extra minutes.

    Source: The Athletic