• Pau Gasol scored 14 points with 11 rebounds in 25 minutes on Sunday.

    Gasol is another player benefitting from the absence of Kawhi Leonard as the Spurs are deploying him as an integral part of their offense. He’s also played some solid defense for the Spurs and the big Spaniard has still got game left in his old bones, but he’s due for some maintenance (rest) days down the stretch.

Fantasy News

  • OG Anunoby
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    OG Anunoby went to the locker room after apparently catching an elbow in the eye on Monday, but he is expected to return.

    Anunoby has 24 points through three quarters and the Raptors lead is big. He may not be needed, but Anunoby would likely welcome the chance to add onto his big game.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter

  • Josh Hart
    SG, 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.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Patrick Beverley
    PG, 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

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, 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

  • Hamidou Diallo
    SG, 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.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, 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.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Buddy Hield
    SG, 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

  • Josh Okogie
    SG, 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

  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, 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

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, 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