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Derrick White (left heel pain) will not play in Friday's exhibition as a precaution.

The hits keep coming for San Antonio's young guards. Gregg Popovich confirmed on Wednesday that White is the starting PG going forward, and they need to get him reps as the lead guard, but they'd rather give him a full week to fully recover. There's no indication that it's serious and all signs point to him being ready for the opener. Patty Mills will likely start in his absence.
Oct 11 - 2:26 PM

Andrew Wiggins (thigh) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Toronto.

Wiggings left Monday's game with a right quad contusion in the first quarter and was unable to return. Afterward, he told reporters that the injury isn't serious and that he planned to play Wednesday. Wiggy has only missed one game in his entire NBA career. In addition, he is one of the best Canadian-born players in the league would love to play in front of the folks in Toronto. We should have confirmation on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Oct 23 - 1:18 PM

Michael Carter-Williams will start in place of James Ennis (hamstring) on Wednesday vs. Utah.

The Rockets are shorthanded with Ennis sidelined and Chris Paul suspended. Carter-Williams has scored just two points in 15 total minutes over Houston's two previous contests. He should see 20+ minutes on Wednesday but is still risky as even a dart-throw in DFS.
Oct 23 - 12:45 PM

Justise Winslow (hamstring) is probable for Wednesday's game vs. New York.

Winslow has been dealing with a nagging hammy injury all month but is finally set to make his season debut on Wednesday. In 2017-18, Winslow averaged 7.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists and signed a three-year, $39 million extension with the Heat this offseason.
Oct 23 - 12:43 PM

Hassan Whiteside (groin) is expected to play Wednesday night vs. the Knicks.

Whiteside did not practice on Monday due to a groin issue, but we still haven't been given details on the extent of the injury. Fortunately, it appears to be minor, as Whiteside likely won't miss a single game. It's possible Miami was just limiting his reps by holding him out of Monday's practice. Whiteside has grabbed double-digit rebounds in each of the Heat's three games this season and tallied 11 points, 15 boards and two blocks across 25 minutes Saturday night. We should have confirmation on his status after Wednesday's shootaround.
Oct 23 - 12:42 PM

Wayne Ellington (left ankle) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

Ellington has yet to make his 2018-19 debut, but has been heading in the right direction. He went through shootaround Saturday morning, yet coach Erik Spoelstra said he wanted Ellington to get in a full practice before he is cleared to play. No word yet if he suffered any sort of set back over the past couple of days.
Oct 23 - 12:40 PM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said that James Ennis (strained right hamstring) won't play Wednesday's game vs. Utah.

Ennis strained his hamstring midway through the third quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Clippers. Ennis had started each of the Rockets first three games, and was averaging 6.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 23.3 minutes. With Ennis sidelined, Michael Carter-Williams will draw the start in his place.
Oct 23 - 12:30 PM

Coach Dwane Casey said that Andre Drummond (illness) will be available to play Tuesday vs. the Sixers.

Drummond missed Monday's practice with the flu, which left his status for Tuesday uncertain. However, he was seen getting up shots following the team's shootaround and is on track to suit up Tuesday night for his showdown against Joel Embiid, which will be a fun matchup to watch. On the season, Drummond is averaging 17.0 points, 16.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks. He is a must-start in all fantasy formats.
Oct 23 - 12:20 PM

Markelle Fultz will start at point guard on Tuesday vs. Detroit if Ben Simmons (lower back tightness) is ruled out.

Fultz has struggled with his shot this season, shooting just 33.3 percent from the field and 50 percent from the free-throw line. He would likely log a season-high in playing time if Simmons is unable to suit up, making him an interesting option in DFS formats. On the season, Fultz is averaging 11.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per-36 minutes. T.J. McConnell would backup Fultz and see plenty of playing time off the bench if Fultz struggles on Tuesday.
Oct 23 - 11:23 AM

Ben Simmons (lower back tightness) did not participate in shootaround and coach Brett Brown said that he is doubtful to play Tuesday night vs. Detroit.

Simmons exited Saturday game vs. Orlando due to tightness in his lower back and was unable to practice on Monday. The game notes list Simmons as questionable, but Brown said it's unlikely he suits up. Simmons received treatment and did rehabilitation stretches during the team's shootaround. Brown said Markelle Fultz will start at PG if Simmons is ruled out. That would open up minutes at shooting guard for J.J. Redick. T.J. McConnell would also see an uptick in playing time.
Oct 23 - 11:21 AM

According to Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, John Collins (left ankle) is expected to be sidelined for "several weeks."

Collins was initially injured back in early October. He underwent an MRI on Oct. 2, which revealed mild inflammation and soreness in his left ankle. He then underwent a non-surgical procedure on October 8th and it was announced that he would be re-evaluated on October 22nd. On Tuesday morning, Vivlamore tweeted: "Don't expect [Collins] to be back for several weeks, into November. Still hasn't done court work." This is obviously not the news Collins owners were hoping to hear, but they have no choice but to remain patient. Vince Carter, Omari Spellman, Kevin Huerter and Alex Poythress will continue to divvy up extra minutes.
Oct 23 - 9:50 AM

LeBron James scored 32 points with 14 assists, eight rebounds, one steal, one block and two triples in Monday's 143-142 overtime loss to the Spurs.

LeBron sent the game to overtime with a pull-up triple with 2.4 seconds left, but missed a pair of free throws with 12.8 seconds left in OT and then followed that with a missed step-back jumper in the final second. The Lakers are now 0-3, but they've gone down to the wire against three playoff teams in SAS, HOU and POR. It's too early to panic and we'd expect LBJ to right the ship sooner rather than later. As for his fantasy value, he looks as strong as ever in his age-33 season.
Oct 23 - 2:30 AM




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