• Lonzo Ball
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    The Pelicans will exercise the fourth-year options on newcomers Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart, according to Andrew Lopez of ESPN.

    Both players are entering their third season and were obtained by the Pelicans from the Lakers as part of the Anthony Davis trade. Ball started last night next to Jrue Holiday while Josh Hart was impressive coming off the bench. The Pelicans clearly view both guys as integral pieces in their rebuilding plan and picking up their option is a mere formality.

    Source: Andrew Lopez of ESPN

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  • 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

  • Romeo Langford
    SG, Boston Celtics

    Romeo Langford (illness) is probable for Monday's game.

    Langford has only seen action in three games this season but may come into minutes with Gordon Hayward out. He's someone to monitor in 20-team leagues and is already on the dynasty radar.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jeremy Lamb
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Jeremy Lamb (sprained left ankle) was not able to practice on Monday.

    Lamb has been out for about a week now with no real signs of progress reported publicly. Aaron Holiday will continue to start, with minutes also opening up for TJ McConnell, Justin Holiday and Doug McDermott. There's no great pickup here in standard formats, but McConnell is the option for dimes, McDermott has the best scoring upside, Justin Holiday is the best bet for steals and threes, while Aaron offers the most balance as the player who is likely to chip in across the board.

    Source: Nathan Brown on Twitter

  • Myles Turner
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner (right ankle sprain) went through drills in Monday's practice but didn't "go live."

    It means that Turner didn't complete a full practice and skipped the full-contact stuff, but he may still be able to play tomorrow if he responds well to today's work. A return looks to be coming soon, which will bump JaKarr Sampson from the starting five.

    Source: Nathan Brown on Twitter

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze (concussion) was unable to practice on Monday.

    It's safe to rule Bitadze out of Indiana's next game, and there's no timetable for his return. While it'd be great to hold onto the talented rookie so we can see what his minutes look like when Myles Turner is also healthy, he's getting harder to hang onto if you don't have an open IR spot.

    Source: Nathan Brown on Twitter