January 18, 2018, 2:46 am
Willie Cauley-Stein did all he could do in the Kings’ loss to the Jazz on Wednesday night, piling up 26 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.
WCS had his way in the middle even though the Kings couldn’t quite get the job done. He’s creeping up on the top-125 with nights like these and leaving owners clamoring for more. Just in the last three, Cauley-Stein is averaging 21 points, 10 rebounds, nearly two steals and a block. He’s becoming more and more of a focal point in the offense so his scoring is on the way up. Willie could be a great trade target in your league as the Kings lean more and more toward their youth movement as the season goes along.
November 18, 2019, 9:31 pmHamidou DialloSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Hamidou Diallo (left knee sprain) is out for Monday's game against the Clippers.
Diallo will be re-evaluated prior to Tuesday's game against the Lakers. Terrence Ferguson will get another start in his stead.
Source: Erik Horne on Twitter
November 18, 2019, 9:23 pmOG AnunobySF, 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 a career-high 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
November 18, 2019, 9:16 pmJosh HartSG, 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.
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