• Willie Cauley-Stein
    C, Golden State Warriors

    Willie Cauley-Stein (left foot strain) will not play in Thursday's season opener.

    WCS has been cleared fr non-contact drills, but with Kevon Looney looking healthy it makes the call easier to take the cautious approach. WCS is looking like Looney's primary backup.

    Source: Logan Murdock on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Caris LeVert
    PG-SG, Brooklyn Nets

    Caris LeVert (right thumb ligament damage) is expected to miss "several weeks," per Shams Charania.

    The Nets will sign Iman Shumpert in the meantime, though it'll probably be a committee approach to fill LeVert's scoring and playmaking role. Spencer Dinwiddie, Garrett Temple and Joe Harris are obvious beneficiaries, while minutes should open up for guys like Dzanan Musa and Rodions Kurucs through the ripple effects that LeVert's injury will have. To this point LeVert hasn't been usable in 12-team formats (top-170/250 value in 8/9-cat) so it shouldn't be a huge loss for standard-league lineups. He's someone to hold if possible but his slow start and multi-week absence put him on the cut line if there's some attractive free agents out there.

    Source: Stadium on Twitter

  • Javonte Green
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Javonte Green (sore right hip) has been cleared to play on Wednesday.

    Green has been getting additional minutes since Gordon Hayward went down with his fractured hand, so if you're looking his way in 30-team formats you can comfortably deploy him tonight.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Grayson Allen
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Grayson Allen (left ankle soreness) has been ruled out on Wednesday.

    Allen was doubtful so this isn't a shock. He's not on the fantasy radar despite being in the mix to start in the preseason.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor (left ankle sprain) is questionable to play on Thursday.

    Okafor is battling with Jaxson Hayes for playing time behind Derrick Favors at this point, and while he's been a nice surprise in terms of effectiveness this move shouldn't impact many fantasy leagues. Currently Jah is returning numbers that put him on the map in 14-16-teamers but he's not an inspiring option unless injuries strike.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Josh Hart
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Josh Hart (left ankle sprain, left knee sprain) has been ruled out ahead of Thursday's game.

    Hart has capitalized on New Orleans' early season injuries and is posting surprising top-65 value so far this season, so this news should impact most leagues. Hopefully he isn't out long. E'Twaun Moore, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Frank Jackson should see more run on the wings for as long as Hart is out.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Paul George
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Paul George (shoulders) has been ruled out on Wednesday.

    George was expected to return on the Clippers' current road trip, which means that he has a good chance to play tomorrow night. The buy-low opportunities are just about finished with, while your sell-high window on the other Clippers (excluding Kawhi Leonard and Montrezl Harrell) is almost shut too.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks have sent Kevin Huerter (left shoulder) back to Atlanta so team doctors can assess the results of his MRI.

    Huerter has been ruled out of Thursday's game and it sounds like he could miss more beyond that. He had just gotten back into form on the court, so this is a tough break for Huerter and his fantasy managers. He's a must-own player in standard leagues when healthy, but if there's a can't-miss free agent sitting out there then you'll have a tough choice to make. We'd advise waiting for a timetable if possible.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Omari Spellman
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Omari Spellman (left ankle sprain) is available for Wednesday's game with the Lakers.

    Spellman missed Monday's game and wasn't able to practice on Tuesday, but he'll be ready if called upon tonight. With Draymond Green back in action, Spellman is a complete roll of the dice. He and Marquese Chriss figure to be jockeying for a rotation spot on most nights.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Rodney Hood
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Rodney Hood (back spasms) is probable to play on Wednesday.

    Hood was also listed probable on Tuesday but ended up sitting out, so fantasy managers will need to check back for an update. He's returning late-round value and isn't a must-own player in 12-teamers given his moderate upside, but he is trending in the right direction if you'd usually plug him into lineups.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (right foot sprain) is probable for Wednesday's showdown with the Raptors.

    Whiteside's been able to play through the injury of late and could be in line for a big rebounding game against a thin Toronto frontcourt. Get him in your lineups if you've got him.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter