Keita Bates-Diop

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  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    According to head coach Michael Malone, the Nuggets are hoping Jamal Murray, Will Barton, Michael Porter Jr. and Keita Bates-Diop will all be in action on Monday.

    Murray is yet to play in a scrimmage but it would appear he is good to go for Monday's game against the Magic. Along with Barton, Porter Jr. and Bates-Diop, Murray's absence has likely been more of a precaution as the Nuggets prepare for a deep playoff run. He had been flirting with top-50 value prior to the shutdown and should be able to continue with similar production upon the resumption, making him a late third-round target in most instances.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Keita Bates-Diop
    SF, Denver Nuggets

    Harrison Wind is reporting that Keita Bates-Diop has cleared quarantine and will be able to fully return to the Nuggets once he passes his cardiac tests.

    Bates-Diop will soon be available as a depth option for the Nuggets, though adding another forward doesn't really change the calculus for a team that started a full starting five of PF/Cs in their first scrimmage. Nonetheless, it's good to hear that KBD is healthy.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Keita Bates-Diop
    SF, Denver Nuggets

    Keita Bates-Diop arrived in Orlando on Thursday.

    Bates-Diop is one of several Nuggets who was unable to make the journey to Disney World with the team's official traveling party, but he's there now. The Nuggets were missing as many as nine players at one point but are starting to get back to a normal roster. KBD probably won't play when the real games begin but he could alleviate the burden of his teammates by soaking up some minutes in scrimmage games.

    Source: Kendra Andrews on Twitter

  • Keita Bates-Diop
    SF, Denver Nuggets

    Keita Bates-Diop played sparingly for the Nuggets in 2019 as one of the many pieces involved in the four-team deadline trade and finished on the fringes of the top-300 for fantasy purposes.

    Bates-Diop got shuffled into the deck in a crowded Nuggets organization. He was limited to two games with his new club and just 9.5 minutes when he did appear. He spent time in the G-League after joining the Nuggets and on the season he appeared in 39 games, mainly as an injury replacement, and provided 17.1 minutes of 6.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.9 defensive counters, 0.8 triples and some needed energy. Bates-Diop has some potential in the right situation to be a streamer and we'll have to see whether he makes an impact during the NBA restart and if he will be able to crack the rotation in the upcoming season as well.

  • Keita Bates-Diop
    SF, Denver Nuggets

    Keita Bates-Diop will miss Monday's game with a left knee contusion.

    Bates-Diop has actually been up and down from the G League since being traded to the Nuggets, so there's no need for his status to be impacting your fantasy teams.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (right knee inflammation) is being listed as out ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Lakers.

    Barton has missed the last few games with the inflammation in his knee, and the team will opt to give him the extended rest over the All-Star break. Torrey Craig and Keita Bates-Diop will continue to see more minutes, while Paul Millsap and Jerami Grant may see additional time next to each other at both forward spots.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Keita Bates-Diop
    SF, Denver Nuggets

    Keita Bates-Diop made his debut for the Nuggets on Saturday and scored four points with two rebounds in 14 minutes.

    Bates-Diop won't find enough minutes on the Nuggets to even reach 16-team league value, and he may be out of the rotation when Michael Porter Jr. and Mason Plumlee return.

  • Keita Bates-Diop
    SF, Denver Nuggets

    Keita Bates-Diop will be traded to the Nuggets as part of Tuesday's four-team blockbuster.

    Bates-Diop is likely going to fill in as Denver's depth power forward, replacing Juancho Hernangomez. While that's not a spot with tons of playing time typically available, the Nuggets are currently without Paul Millsap and Michael Porter Jr. and had Jerami Grant get banged up in Tuesday's game. There might be short-term appeal here for deeper leagues but KBD isn't going to warrant fantasy attention when the Nuggets get healthy.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Clint Capela is headed to the Hawks in a dizzying four-team trade that sends Robert Covington to the Rockets, Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, Evan Turner, Noah Vonleh, Jarred Vanderbilt and Keita Bates-Diop as well as Denver's two first-round picks for 2020 to the Wolves with Denver getting Gerald Green and Shabazz Napier.

    Capela will make for an intriguing frontcourt partner with John Collins. Capela's arrival all but snuffs out any viable value Alex Len and Damian Jones were holding onto. It's noteworthy that Capela has not played alongside a true scoring frontcourt threat, like Collins, so there will definitely be an adjustment period for both big men. That all said, expect Capela's marching orders to be simple. Focus on crashing the boards and blocking shots, which makes sense as those are his strengths. On the other end of the coin, he will see dips in his scoring. Overall, Capela's value should remain close to stable, but will be downgraded due to the Hawks' less than ideal fantasy playoff schedule.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Noah Vonleh
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Noah Vonleh (left gluteal contusion) will miss Wednesday's matchup vs. the Bucks.

    Vonleh will miss his second consecutive game on Wednesday. Gorgui Dieng, Jordan Bell, Keita Bates-Diop and Naz Reid will all see an increase in minutes with the Wolves down six bodies. They can all be looked at in DFS while Dieng will consistently provide standard league value for as long as Karl Anthony-Towns remains sidelined.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Treveon Graham
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Treveon Graham will not face the Bucks on Wednesday as he is dealing with flu-like symptoms.

    The Wolves will be without six key players on Wednesday and are very likely to lose against one of the best teams in the NBA. Shabazz Napier, Jarrett Culver, Keita Bates-Diop, Kelan Martin and Jaylen Nowell could all be viewed as interesting low-cost DFS tournament options with the Wolves decimated by injuries.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Jarrett Culver
    G-F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jarrett Culver put up a career-high 21 points with five rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes for the short-handed Wolves in a 122-115 overtime win over the Nets on Monday.

    Culver shot 8-for-21 from the floor and 2-for-4 from the line as he was suddenly the main man for the Wolves tonight. They'll soon have their leading scorers back, so don't expect to see much more of this from Culver just yet. Keita Bates-Diop also deserves mention for his 15 points, seven boards, one dime, two steals, two blocks and one trey over 27 minutes.

  • Treveon Graham
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Treveon Graham (illness) will not play on Monday against the Nets.

    Graham doesn't make much fantasy impact, but Jarrett Culver may see more time in this one. Keita Bates-Diop should also benefit from more opportunities.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew Wiggins (illness) is unlikely to play during Saturday's game versus the Cavs.

    This gives a big boost to Shabazz Napier, Robert Covington and Jeff Teague as far as usage. All become viable DFS plays, while we could look at Keita Bates-Diop for some value.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Jake Layman
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jake Layman (left toe sprain) has been ruled out of Saturday's game versus the Blazers.

    Layman is still without an actual timetable and shouldn't be rostered in any league. Keita Bates-Diop will continue to see steady minutes off of the bench while Layman is out.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter