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    • Justin Patton OKC C
      Thunder's Justin Patton: Posts 10 points
      11m ago

      Patton scored 10 points (5-6 FG, 0-1 FT and added eight rebounds, two blocks and a steal across 27 minutes during Sunday's 130-114 win over Westchester.

      The big man was effective in the paint, scoring on five of his six attempts while also contributing on the defensive end with two blocks and a steal. Patton did, however, commit three turnovers, which led the team Sunday. The 22-year-old has already seen time with the Thunder this season, but he'll likely spend most of the season developing his game in the G League.

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    • Allen Crabbe ATL SG
      Hawks' Allen Crabbe: Bone dry line Sunday
      12m ago

      Crabbe ended with 11 points and one rebound in 15 minutes during Sunday's 122-101 loss to the Lakers.

      Crabbe scored 11 points in 15 minutes during the loss, whilst adding virtually nothing outside of the scoring. Crabbe has not been a fantasy-relevant player for some time and that wouldn't appear to be changing any time soon.

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    • De'Andre Hunter ATL SF
      Hawks' De'Andre Hunter: Scores 11 points in thumping loss
      14m ago

      Hunter amassed 11 points (4-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-3 FT), three assists and two rebounds in 34 minutes during Sunday's 122-101 loss to the Lakers.

      Hunter played 34 minutes Sunday, as the Hawks fell short of the mark against an impressive Lakers outfit. Hunter is seeing big minutes right now but is not capitalizing on the opportunity. He is outside the top-200 for the season despite playing over 30 minutes per night. Those in 12-team formats would be better served looking elsewhere if you are chasing a flier.

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    • Damian Jones ATL C
      Hawks' Damian Jones: Encouraging signs in loss
      17m ago

      Jones finished with four points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 26 minutes during Sunday's 122-101 loss to the Lakers.

      Jones was in the starting lineup again Sunday but failed to replicate his production from the previous night. He did, however, contribute across the board and the 26 minutes are very encouraging. Alex Len played just 15 minutes and it would appear the Hawks are going to run with Jones, at least in the short-term. He is by no means a must-roster player but could be considered if you are looking for a cheap big man with upside.

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    • Trae Young ATL PG
      Hawks' Trae Young: Drops team-high 31 points
      21m ago

      Young had 31 points (11-22 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 7-8 FT), seven assists, three rebounds, and two steals in 39 minutes during Sunday's 122-101 loss to the Lakers.

      Young put the Hawks on his back during Sunday's game but it wasn't enough as they fell to the Lakers. Young was basically the only bright spot in what was another disappointing game from a team perspective. With both John Collins (suspension) and Kevin Huerter (shoulder) on the sidelines, Young has the green light to do whatever he wants out there. The worry is that if the Hawks continue to struggle, Young's playing time could take a hit. Those with him on their roster simply have to cross their fingers and hope the Hawks can stay competitive moving forward.

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    • Danny Green LAL SF
      Lakers' Danny Green: Fills the boxscore Sunday
      38m ago

      Green produced 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-6 3Pt), seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks in 24 minutes during Sunday's 122-101 victory over Atlanta.

      Green contributed across the board Sunday, helping the Lakers to a comfortable victory. He has been struggling of late after setting a rapid pace to begin the season. The defensive numbers are typically the deciding factor when evaluating Green from night-to-night. Production such as this on a consistent basis would warrant a roster spot in 12-team leagues. At this stage, he is more of a streamer but those in competitive formats should keep an eye on him to see if he can ride this momentum forward.

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    • Justin Patton OKC C
      Thunder's Justin Patton: Posts 10 points
      11m ago

      Patton scored 10 points (5-6 FG, 0-1 FT and added eight rebounds, two blocks and a steal across 27 minutes during Sunday's 130-114 win over Westchester.

      The big man was effective in the paint, scoring on five of his six attempts while also contributing on the defensive end with two blocks and a steal. Patton did, however, commit three turnovers, which led the team Sunday. The 22-year-old has already seen time with the Thunder this season, but he'll likely spend most of the season developing his game in the G League.

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    • Damian Jones ATL C
      Hawks' Damian Jones: Encouraging signs in loss
      17m ago

      Jones finished with four points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 26 minutes during Sunday's 122-101 loss to the Lakers.

      Jones was in the starting lineup again Sunday but failed to replicate his production from the previous night. He did, however, contribute across the board and the 26 minutes are very encouraging. Alex Len played just 15 minutes and it would appear the Hawks are going to run with Jones, at least in the short-term. He is by no means a must-roster player but could be considered if you are looking for a cheap big man with upside.

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    • JaVale McGee LAL C
      Lakers' JaVale McGee: Plays just 15 minutes Sunday
      45m ago

      McGee totaled just two points, seven rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in 15 minutes during Sunday's 122-101 victory over the Hawks.

      McGee recorded four defensive stats Sunday, however, managed just two points on the offensive end. Not only was the production questionable, but the playing time also continues to be of concern. As he and Dwight Howard eat into each other's value, both are hard to trust outside of deeper formats. McGee will likely have the occasional blow-up but is typically not playing enough meaningful minutes to have consistent value.

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    • Nikola Vucevic ORL C
      Magic's Nikola Vucevic: Scores 30 points in near loss
      4h ago

      Vucevic recorded 30 points (11-14 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 17 rebounds, six assists and a block in Sunday's loss to Washington.

      Vucevic reached 30 points for the first time this year in an impressive offensive outing against a porous Wizards frontline. After an all-star season in 2018-29, Vucevic's gotten off to a slower-than-anticipated start this season, though he appears to be nearing the end of his extended shooting slump. Through 13 games, the veteran center's providing 17.2 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.1 blocks in 32.3 minutes.

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    • John Egbunu FLA C
      John Egbunu: Scores 10 points off bench
      5h ago

      Egbunu generated 10 points (4-4 FG, 1-3 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one block across 17 minutes in Sunday's loss to Windy City.

      Egbunu was one of the few bright spots for the Nets as he failed to miss from the field and neared a double-double in just 17 minutes. The Florida product is having a successful season so far and is averaging 9.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.0 block in 20.3 minutes through four G-Leauge games.

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    • Isaac Humphries NBADRAFT C
      Isaac Humphries: Scores 14 off bench
      6h ago

      Humphries totaled 14 points (7-9 FG), nine rebounds, three blocks and a steal in 20 minutes Saturday against College Park.

      The 21-year-old was impressive in 20 bench minutes, finishing with a plus-14 net rating and nearing a double-double. While Humphries hasn't dominated in any one facet of the game, he's providing a steady defensive presence for Lakeland, which is off to a 4-1 start. In 24.6 minutes per game, Humphries is recording averages of 11.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals.

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    • Anthony Davis LAL PF
      Lakers' Anthony Davis: Blocks five shots in victory
      1h ago

      Davis finished with 14 points (5-14 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five assists, five blocks and one rebound in 28 minutes during Sunday's 122-101 victory over the Hawks.

      Davis continues to struggle with ongoing shoulder issues but was able to take his place in the starting lineup for Sunday's game. The contest was basically over by halftime, which meant Davis was able to get some added rest. He looked fine during his time on the floor, however, managing just 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The five blocks salvaged an otherwise disappointing line. He is still rolling along as a top-five player, although there is a small buy-low window here if you can convince the right person.

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    • Nemanja Bjelica SAC PF
      Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Grabs 14 rebounds in Sunday's win
      3h ago

      Bjelica generated 12 points (5-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 14 rebounds, four assists and a block in 30 minutes during Sunday's win over Boston.

      Bjelica reached double-figures for the eigth-time this season while posting his second double-double of the year. The Serbian forward's done an admirable job filling in for Marvin Bagley (finger), who's still more than a week away from returning. Though his averages will likely drop a bit after Bagley returns, Bjelica's well worth a look in standard formats as he's averaging a career-high 10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.1 threes and 1.0 steal in 24.5 minutes.

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    • Henry Ellenson BKN PF
      Nets' Henry Ellenson: Leads team in points
      5h ago

      Ellenson provided 17 points (6-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and a block in 31 minutes during Sunday's loss to Windy City.

      While Ellenson led Long Island in scoring output, his efforts weren't enough to turn the tide against the Bulls. In two G-League games this year, Ellenson's totaling 17.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 assists. As he's historically done, Ellenson continues to struggle with his shot and is hitting just 43.3 percent of his takes from the field and 3.0.8 percent of his threes so far.

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    • Semi Ojeleye BOS PF
      Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Breaks through with three treys
      5h ago

      Ojeleye produced 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-4 3Pt), two rebounds, two steals and one assist in Sunday's 100-99 loss in Sacramento.

      This was Ojeleye's first quality outing of this young 12-game season. Prior to Sunday, Ojeleye had drained only one three-pointer. The muscular wing saw a season-high 21 minutes and delivered a season-high 11 points. Rookie Grant Williams, who's been battling Ojeleye for back-up forward minutes, received a DNP. Boston will look to quickly turn things around Monday night in Phoenix.

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    • Anthony Davis LAL PF
      Lakers' Anthony Davis: Available to play Sunday
      7h ago

      Davis (shoulder) is not listed on the injury report for Sunday's contest against Atlanta.

      As expected, Davis, who's been battling right shoulder soreness throughout the season, will be taking the court when the Lakers battle the Hawks on Sunday.

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    • Draymond Green GS PF
      Warriors' Draymond Green: Could start at point guard
      9h ago

      The Warriors are planning to start Green at point guard Sunday against New Orleans, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

      If nothing else, this speaks to the amount of injuries the Warriors are dealing with, as D'Angelo Russell, Steph Curry, Jacob Evans, Damion Lee and Klay Thompson will be among the inactive backcourt options. Rather than roll with Ky Bowman at the point, it appears coach Steve Kerr will hand over the reins to Green in what should be a very big and very switchable starting five. Green is expected to be joined in the lineup by Alec Burks, Glenn Robinson III, Eric Paschall and Willie Cauley-Stein.

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    • De'Andre Hunter ATL SF
      Hawks' De'Andre Hunter: Scores 11 points in thumping loss
      14m ago

      Hunter amassed 11 points (4-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-3 FT), three assists and two rebounds in 34 minutes during Sunday's 122-101 loss to the Lakers.

      Hunter played 34 minutes Sunday, as the Hawks fell short of the mark against an impressive Lakers outfit. Hunter is seeing big minutes right now but is not capitalizing on the opportunity. He is outside the top-200 for the season despite playing over 30 minutes per night. Those in 12-team formats would be better served looking elsewhere if you are chasing a flier.

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    • Danny Green LAL SF
      Lakers' Danny Green: Fills the boxscore Sunday
      38m ago

      Green produced 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-6 3Pt), seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks in 24 minutes during Sunday's 122-101 victory over Atlanta.

      Green contributed across the board Sunday, helping the Lakers to a comfortable victory. He has been struggling of late after setting a rapid pace to begin the season. The defensive numbers are typically the deciding factor when evaluating Green from night-to-night. Production such as this on a consistent basis would warrant a roster spot in 12-team leagues. At this stage, he is more of a streamer but those in competitive formats should keep an eye on him to see if he can ride this momentum forward.

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    • C.J. Miles WAS SF
      Wizards' C.J. Miles: Drops 21 off bench
      4h ago

      Miles amassed 21 points 96-10 FG, 6-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), an assist and a steal in 20 minutes Sunday against Orlando.

      Miles caught fire from behind the arc on his way to a season-high 21 points. It was a good turnaround for the veteran guard, who'd failed to score in two of his past three appearances. MIn his 15th season, Miles finds himself in a steady bench role for the Wizards and is providing 9.3 points and 1.8 threes and 1.7 rebounds in 17.3 minutes.

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    • Kaiser Gates NBADRAFT SF
      Kaiser Gates: Leads team with 26 points
      5h ago

      Gates generated 26 points (9-17 FG, 6-13 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one steal across 33 minutes in Sunday's 129-115 home win over the Raptors 905.

      The 26 points would be a G League career high for Kaiser, except for a 28 point effort he had last year playing for the Windy City Bulls. The Red Claws needed other scorers to step up with Romeo Langford (ankle) out. Kaiser delivered. Crustacean Nation now travels to Mississauga to again face the Raptors 905.

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    • Sekou Doumbouya DET SF
      Pistons' Sekou Doumbouya: Drops 23 in win
      5h ago

      Doumbouya finished with 23 points (10-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, two blocks and an assist in 27 minutes Saturday against Greensboro.

      Doumbouya continued to thrive offensively, though he wasn't able to give much elsewhere. The 2019 first-round pick is recording averaging of 16.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.6 threes and 1.2 assists in 22.5 minutes across five G-League games, three of which have been starts.

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    • Caleb Martin CHA SF
      Hornets' Caleb Martin: Struggles with shot in loss
      5h ago

      Martin finished with 13 points (6-17 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five assists, three rebounds and two steals in 36 minutes Saturday against Grand Rapids.

      Martin had a rough night, making just 35.2 percent of his attempts and turning the ball over four times. It was easily his worst game of the season as Martin's generally been solid for the Swarm. In three G-League games, the rookie guard's averaging 19.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 block in 33.0 minutes for the Hornets' minor league affiliate.

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    • Allen Crabbe ATL SG
      Hawks' Allen Crabbe: Bone dry line Sunday
      12m ago

      Crabbe ended with 11 points and one rebound in 15 minutes during Sunday's 122-101 loss to the Lakers.

      Crabbe scored 11 points in 15 minutes during the loss, whilst adding virtually nothing outside of the scoring. Crabbe has not been a fantasy-relevant player for some time and that wouldn't appear to be changing any time soon.

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    • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope LAL SG
      Lakers' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Empty 13 points in victory
      42m ago

      Caldwell-Pope ended with 13 points (6-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), one rebound, one assist, and one steal in 21 minutes during Sunday's 122-101 victory over Atlanta.

      Caldwell-Pope remained in the starting lineup Sunday, covering for the injured Avery Bradley (leg). During his 21 minutes on the floor, Caldwell-Pope managed to score in double-digits once again, totaling 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Unfortunately, that's where the good news ends as he struggled to contribute in any other category. Caldwell-Pope is expected to stick in the starting unit until Bradley returns, however, that does not make him a player worth rostering in 12-team or even 14-team leagues.

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    • John Konchar MEM SG
      Grizzlies' John Konchar: Efficient shooting in win
      3h ago

      Konchar scored 17 points (7-9 FG, 3-3 3Pt) to go along with 11 rebounds, six assists, three steals and a block across 36 minutes during Friday's 125-110 win over Stockton.

      Back in the G League after a brief stint with the Grizzlies, Konchar provided an instant boost for the Hustle on Friday. He was prefect from beyond the arc, and his plus-26 net rating finished second only to Josh Jackson. Konchar could return to the Grizzlies at unspecified points during the season to provide depth, but odds are the bulk of his fantasy value resides down in the G League.

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    • Josh Jackson MEM SG
      Grizzlies' Josh Jackson: Double-double in win
      3h ago

      Jackson dropped 16 points (6-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal across 31 minutes during Friday's 125-110 win over Stockton.

      Jackson was a force in the paint Friday, tallying 10 boards and two blocks, but he also found success on the outside, nailing a pair of three-pointers. As long as Jackson remains in the G League, his contributions will be welcomed by his squad, as his plus-27 net rating led the team Friday.

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    • Buddy Hield SAC SG
      Kings' Buddy Hield: Explodes for 35 in win
      4h ago

      Hield provided 35 points (14-24 FG, 7-12 3Pt), six rebounds, four steals, two assists and a block in 38 minutes during Sunday's win over the Celtics.

      Hield topped 30 points for the first time this year, leaving his fingerprints all over Sunday's nail-biter. While the sharpshooter hasn't been able to match his 2018-19 percentages thus far, he's still averaging a serviceable 18.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.6 threes and 1.6 assists in 31.5 minutes per game this year. Hield's averages will likely improve a tick once he presumably is able to increase his relatively poor field-goal percentage of 41.1 percent.

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    • Evan Fournier ORL SG
      Magic's Evan Fournier: Scores 25 in loss
      4h ago

      Fournier scored 25 points (7-13 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 6-8 FT) and added nine assists, a rebound and a steal in 31 minutes during Sunday's loss to Washington.

      Fournier topped 20 points for the third time in four games while finishing just shy of a double-double. The nine assists were uncharacteristic for the Frenchman, who's averaging just 3.1 dimes on the season. Fournier's shooting has been on point this year as the 26-year-old is hitting a career-high 48.3 percent of his field goals, 42.6 percent of his threes and 84.8 percent of his free throws so far. After a disappointing season a year ago, Fournier's hot shooting has boosted his fantasy value back toward his 2017-18 peak.

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    • Trae Young ATL PG
      Hawks' Trae Young: Drops team-high 31 points
      21m ago

      Young had 31 points (11-22 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 7-8 FT), seven assists, three rebounds, and two steals in 39 minutes during Sunday's 122-101 loss to the Lakers.

      Young put the Hawks on his back during Sunday's game but it wasn't enough as they fell to the Lakers. Young was basically the only bright spot in what was another disappointing game from a team perspective. With both John Collins (suspension) and Kevin Huerter (shoulder) on the sidelines, Young has the green light to do whatever he wants out there. The worry is that if the Hawks continue to struggle, Young's playing time could take a hit. Those with him on their roster simply have to cross their fingers and hope the Hawks can stay competitive moving forward.

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    • Jalen Lecque PHO PG
      Suns' Jalen Lecque: Posts 25 points
      2h ago

      Lecque registered 25 points (9-19 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 3-4), three rebounds, three assists and a steal across 32 minutes during Sunday's 122-105 win over the Vipers in G League action.

      Lecque let it fly from beyond the arc, hitting three of 10. A top-35 recruit in the 2019 class, the 19-year-old apparently has a green light as one of the top options in the offense. Dealing with an explosive but raw athlete, the Suns are hoping to develop Lecque and eventually pair him with Devin Booker in the Suns' backcourt, but he'll first have to prove himself in the G League. Moving forward, it's unlikely Lecque will continue to shoot at such a high rate, but he should still continue to score in double figures.

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    • Markelle Fultz ORL PG
      Magic's Markelle Fultz: Adds 19 points in loss
      4h ago

      Fultz totaled 19 points (8-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 25 minutes Sunday against the Wizards.

      Fultz got his shot going from all areas of the floor, finishing with a season-high 19 points. The third-year pro's embedded himself in the Magic's starting unit, though his playing time hasn't noticeably increased and the results have been up-and-down. Fultz' reached double-figures on seven separate occasions this year and could see his workload slowly increase throughout the season depending on his comfort level. On the year, Fultz is offering 9.8 points, 3.2 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 23.4 minutes.

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    • Josh Magette ORL PG
      Magic's Josh Magette: Impresses Sunday
      5h ago

      Magette totaled 14 points (5-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight assists, four steals, three rebounds and a block in 30 minutes Sunday against Erie.

      Magette neared a double-double while finishing with as many steals as turnovers in the 113-88 victory over the Bayhawks. The veteran point guard has given Orlando's G-League affiliate a steady veteran presence thus far in 2019-20 and is providing an impressive 18.4 points, 10.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.2 steals in 32.6 minutes per game. He'll likely be amongst the first names called if any injuries happen to Orlando's backcourt.

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    • Patrick Beverley LAC PG
      Clippers' Patrick Beverley: Questionable Monday
      7h ago

      Beverley (calf) is questionable for Monday's contest against the Thunder, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.

      Beverley has missed the last two games due to left knee soreness after starting the first 11 matchups to begin the season. Lou Williams will presumably garner another spot-start if Beverley is unable to play Monday.

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    • Michael Carter-Williams ORL PG
      Magic's Michael Carter-Williams: Won't return Sunday
      8h ago

      Carter-Williams (hip) won't return to Sunday's contest against Washington.

      Carter-Williams suffered a strained left hip in Sunday's matchup and won't return as a result. The severity of the injury is unknown at the moment, though the guard will likely be tabbed at least questionable on the injury report for Wednesday's game versus Toronto.

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