January 28, 2018, 11:04 am
Dwyane Wade (personal) is listed as questionable vs. Detroit on Sunday.
This might be the second straight game he’s missed as he missed Friday’s contest vs. Indiana as well. The Cavs made it clear that they told him to take as much time as possible so no one really knows how long Wade will be away from the team. In his absence on Friday J.R. Smith was the main beneficiary, scoring 23 points, seven 3-pointers and four steals on 8-of-15 shooting in 37 minutes. The minutes were the second highest on the team behind LeBron James and Smith will look to stay hot if Wade misses more time.
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
November 18, 2019, 6:39 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela is back in the lineup on Monday after having concussion issues.
Capela was injured on Wednesday but is ready to return. Isaiah Hartenstein should go back to a diminished role, while Capela is a double-double waiting to happen on a nightly basis.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter