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  • Luke Babbitt (back) is available Monday
    Luke Babbitt (back) will play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He hasn't missed any time since leaving a game early on Nov. 15, but the Hawks might list him as probable for the next month like they did with Marco Belinelli. He's a 3-point specialist with 2.6 treys over his last five games, but he's a one-trick pony in fantasy. 36 minutes ago
  • Tyreke Evans (shoulder) will play on Monday
    Tyreke Evans (right shoulder) will play Monday vs. Portland.

    Advice: Aside from Saturday's seven-point stinker, Evans has been tearing it up lately, and he should be able to get things back on track tonight with a matchup against the Trail Blazers. He's been a focal point of the offense with Mike Conley (Achilles) on the sidelines, boasting a team-high 29.4 usage per nbawowy, so feel free to get him active. Today, 3:46 pm
  • Otto Porter's MRI on hand comes back clean
    Otto Porter had an MRI on his swollen right hand, but the results were negative.

    Advice: It sounds like the MRI was precautionary, and it's important to note that Porter has maintained that his status for Monday's game vs. the Bucks wasn't in doubt. Plug him into your season-long lineups, but check back after the game to see how he holds up. Today, 3:46 pm
  • Tim Frazier headed back to the bench
    Tim Frazier will head back to the bench on Monday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: John Wall (knee) is good to go and has no restrictions, so Frazier can be dropped to the wire in most leagues. Today, 3:42 pm
  • Joel Embiid (knee) will play on Monday
    Joel Embiid (sore left knee) will play Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Embiid looked just fine while going through his pregame routine, so he should see his regular workload tonight. Feel free to fire him up in all settings, and with Embiid active, Richaun Holmes loses a lot of luster in daily leagues. Today, 3:31 pm
  • Dante Cunningham will come off the bench Mon
    Dante Cunningham will come off the bench Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: He wasn't worth using as a starter and his outlook only gets worse with the demotion to the second unit. Leave him on the wire. Today, 3:30 pm
  • Tony Allen (knee) probable Monday vs. OKC
    Alvin Gentry said he expects Tony Allen (knee) to play Monday against the Thunder.

    Advice: Allen has spent the past four games on the sidelines, so he'll likely only see minutes in the teens tonight, rendering him a non-option in most leagues. Today, 3:22 pm
  • 76ers recall Jacob Pullen from the G-League
    The 76ers have recalled Jacob Pullen from the G-League.

    Advice: Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is available to play tonight, so there's a good chance Pullen will be watching a majority of Monday's game from the bench. Today, 2:56 pm
  • Richaun Holmes (illness) will play Monday
    Richaun Holmes (illness) will play Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) remains a game-time call, and if he's not able to give it a go, Holmes would likely be flirting with minutes in the mid-20s, making him a truly inticing DFS play. Jahlil Okafor could also get into the rotation sans Embiid, and Amir Johnson would draw the start, but Holmes is the guy you want to target in fantasy hoops. Today, 2:27 pm
  • Trevor Booker (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Trevor Booker said his sprained left ankle is "not too bad," but he was non-committal regarding his status for Wednesday's game in Cleveland.

    Advice: Booker said he initially suffered the ankle injury last Friday vs. Utah, and then aggravated the injury shortly into Sunday's game against the Warriors, which forced him to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines. We'll have a better idea on his status based on his activity level at practices leading up to Wednesday's tip, but if he is unable to give it a go, Quincy Acy, Jarrett Allen and Tyler Zeller would see an uptick in minutes. Today, 12:28 pm
  • Buddy Hield (ankle) out Monday vs. Denver
    Buddy Hield (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Nuggets.

    Advice: This will be Hield's second straight game on the sidelines, and considering how bad the ankle injury looked when it occurred, we're going to have to consider him doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Lakers until we hear otherwise. Bogdan Bogdanovic should be able to get closer to the 30-minute mark sans Hield, and De'Aaron Fox could spend some more time alongside George Hill in some two-PG lineups. Hield isn't necessarily worth hanging onto in leagues without an IR-spot. Today, 11:19 am
  • Georgios Papagiannis recalled from G-League
    Georgios Papagiannis was recalled from the G-League.

    Advice: He will eventually get a look when coach Dave Joerger comes to the conclusion that Kosta Koufos and Zach Randolph aren't the building blocks of the franchise. Today, 10:09 am
  • Teletovic (left knee soreness) out Monday
    Mirza Teletovic (left knee soreness) will miss his sixth straight game on Monday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return, but we'll likely get an update on his status early this week. Prior to the injury, Teletovic was putting up 7.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 2.1 triples in just 15.9 minutes per game. Today, 10:05 am
  • Jonas Jerebko (illness) is good to go Monday
    Jonas Jerebko (illness) is good to go on Monday vs. Philly.

    Advice: He participated in the morning shootaround and will play despite being under the weather. His upside will be limited with Thabo Sefolosha playing, so he doesn't belong in most fantasy lineups anyways. Today, 8:43 am
  • Marvin Williams (quad) probable Monday
    Marvin Williams (quad contusion) went through the morning shootaround on Monday.

    Advice: He's listed as probable to face the Wolves, but we'll have to wait until after warmups before we get the official word. If Williams can't play, Frank Kaminsky would get a lot of burn, and we could see Cody Zeller play some PF as well. Williams has been a disappointment this season as his counting stats are down across the board with 9.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.5 triples, 0.7 blocks and 0.5 steals. Today, 8:22 am
  • Bruno Caboclo assigned to G-League
    Bruno Caboclo, Alfonzo McKinnie and Lorenzo Brown have been sent down for a G-League stint.

    Advice: The Raptors don't leave for their road trip until Tuesday, so all three could be back with the team in less than a day. Today, 7:16 am
  • Knicks recall Damyean Dotson
    The Knicks have recalled Damyean Dotson from the G-League.

    Advice: He scored 23 points in Sunday's G-League game and could be looking at some minutes on Monday if Tim Hardaway Jr.'s sore foot prevents him from playing. Today, 6:32 am
  • Jamal Murray quiet in 24 minutes vs. Lakers
    Jamal Murray was quiet during Sunday's loss to the Lakers, scoring 10 points on 2-of-11 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs, with four rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Murray missed all of his 3-point attempts tonight, but he added two steals and one block. There's nothing to worry about here -- Murray had scored 30+ points in two of his previous three games, and he's always one game away from an explosive performance. Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Kyle Kuzma hits 7-of-11 shots for 17 points
    Kyle Kuzma finished Sunday's win vs. the Nuggets with 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting, three 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Luke Walton reportedly "challenged Kuzma to focus on his all-around game" prior to this contest, and he yanked him early tonight after some ill-advised shots. The playing time was easily Kuzma's lowest in November, but nothing suggests this will become a trend. He'll clear 30 minutes vs. the Bulls on Tuesday and remains a solid option in almost every fantasy format, despite a lack of defensive stats. Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Lonzo Ball triple-doubles in Lakers' home win
    Lonzo Ball posted the second triple-double of his NBA career on Sunday with 11 points, 16 rebounds, 11 assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers snapped a two-game losing streak tonight and Ball continues to be a fantasy dynamo, with the glaring exception of percentages (30.8% FGs and 46.2% FTs). In every other respect he's been awesome, averaging 6.6 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.1 threes and 0.9 blocks. His fantasy value hinges on each league's scoring settings -- if you can ignore percentages, the 20-year-old is already a stud. Yesterday, 9:50 pm
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