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  • Matthew Dellavedova - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Matthew Dellavedova (concussion) will not play on Monday against the Pistons.

    There's still not timetable for a return here and Delly can be left on waivers in all formats.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson (left foot soreness) has been ruled out ahead of Monday's game against the Pistons.

    Thompson was questionable for Saturday and went through morning shootaround but he's now back to being ruled out a full day ahead of time. It's probably safe to just write Thompson off for the rest of the year at this point.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Larry Nance Jr. - F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr. (rib contusion) will not play on Monday against the Pistons.

    Nance was briefly questionable for Saturday's game but goes back to being ruled out a full day in advance. That doesn't bode well for his status next week. Ante Zizic and Marquese Chriss will continue to benefit in Nance's absence.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (lower back contusion) is questionable for Monday's game against the Pistons.

    If Love can't play Cleveland's going to have a tough time stopping Detroit up front with Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance already ruled out. We wouldn't expect the Cavs to play Love through any discomfort, even if he's been vocal about not shutting it down this year. Check back tomorrow for an update.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love put up 22 points and 12 rebounds on 6-of-15 shooting in 32 minutes in a 116-121 loss to the Mavs on Saturday.

    Even if the Cavs are tanking this year, Love is still posting top-45 value for the year and has been rewarding owners for their long patience on waiting for him to come back from his injury. Luckily there are no back-to-back games in the next two weeks so expect Love to be on the floor.

  • Collin Sexton - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Collin Sexton dropped a team-high 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting with four dimes and four triples on Saturday in 38 minutes of action.

    The scoring efficiency (51.6 percent shooting) in the past two weeks is what's keeping him on the fringes of the top-100 players this season. He's worthy of a streaming spot especially if your team is lacking in the points department. He doesn't offer anything else in other categories this season but we hope that changes in the upcoming season.

  • Cedi Osman - F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cedi Osman had an efficient shooting night on Saturday, scoring 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting, three rebounds, four assists and six 3s in 37 minutes.

    Osman has been posting top-140 value in the past two weeks and is worthy of a 'hard look in standard leagues as a streaming option. The field goal percentage was amazing tonight for his standards since he's known to put up inefficient shooting lines.

  • Tristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson (left foot soreness) will not play on Saturday night.

    Thompson was upgraded to questionable this morning and participated in morning shootaround, so he does look to be nearing a return. We're skeptical that he regains his standard-league value between the likely minutes restrictions and Cleveland's spot in the standings, but Thompson will take a fair chunk out of Ante Zizic's workload whenever he does get back on the floor.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Larry Nance Jr. - F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr. (bruised rib) will not play on Saturday against the Mavs.

    Nance was expected to participate in this morning's shootaround but he still isn't cleared to play. It does seem like he's getting closer, however, so if you've held onto Nance through this three-game absence we should be nearing a return.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Larry Nance Jr. - F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr. (rib contusion) is now doubtful for Saturday's matchup with the Mavs.

    Nance went through morning shootaround but apparently wasn't feeling great. Ante Zizic and Marquese Chriss will be the support pieces up front for another night, though with both Nance and Tristan Thompson nearing returns it's going to get messy for anyone who isn't named Kevin Love.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Matthew Dellavedova - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Matthew Dellavedova (concussion) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Mavs.

    Dellavedova's absence doesn't have any fantasy implications and he can be left on the wire in just about all formats.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Larry Nance Jr. - F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr. (rib contusion) is questionable for Saturday's matchup with the Mavs and will be re-evaluated after shootaround.

    Nance is looking to return from a three-game absence, though things could get muddy here with Tristan Thompson also questionable. You can cut Nance in do-or-die situations, if you haven't already, but we're hopeful that he still holds a large enough role to maintain late-middle round value. Thompson's likely restrictions and rest days for Kevin Love help him out a bit but it's still not a sure thing.

    Source: Cavs.com

  • Tristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson (left foot soreness) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Mavs.

    It's not on the official report yet but Larry Drew told the assembled media that Thompson is questionable and will have his case revisited after morning shootaround. It's great to see Thompson participating there, as he's missed the last 24 games with left foot soreness after missing 10 games earlier in the year for the same issue. He was a standard-league asset at his peak this season but we're expecting some restrictions after such a long layoff, and he's not necessarily someone you need to add at all costs for the last couple weeks of the year given the slim likelihood that TT returns to huge volume. Ante Zizic and Larry Nance Jr. will take some hits when Thompson gets back on the court.

    Source: Cavs.com

  • Jordan Clarkson - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Jordan Clarkson scored 15 inefficient points (6-of-18 shooting) and added little else on Thursday night in a loss to the Magic.

    This is the typical Clarkson line, where he scores a handful of points but contributes very little else (four rebounds, two assists). It's fine in a very deep league, but there just isn't a lot of standard league appeal for such an empty stat set.

  • Collin Sexton - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Collin Sexton scored 23 points in 39 minutes of action on Thursday night.

    Sexton kept up the scoring again in this one at reasonable efficiency (7-of-16 shooting). If he can score like this, he could definitely be a late-round value add, with the risk of his shooting going into the tank. In a deep league where points are at a premium, Sexton should get all the opportunities.