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Player News
  • Cam Reddish ATL SF
    Hawks' Cam Reddish: Ruled out
    13m ago

    Reddish (wrist) won't play Monday against the Timberwolves, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Reddish was previously listed as questionable due to a wrist sprain, and the team has ultimately ruled him out. He's set to miss his fourth straight contest as a result of the injury. Expect Kevin Huerter and Solomon Hill to continue to benefit in Reddish's absence.

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  • Tyler Herro MIA PG
    Heat's Tyler Herro: Back to bench
    22m ago

    Herro is coming off the bench Monday against Memphis.

    Herro looked solid in three straight starts, averaging 18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists, but he'll head back to his usual bench role with Jimmy Butler (tailbone) cleared to return.

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  • Brandon Clarke MEM PF
    Grizzlies' Brandon Clarke: Ruled out Monday
    28m ago

    Clarke (knee) will not play Monday against the Heat, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    As expected, Clarke will miss a second straight game as he continues to battle soreness in his right knee. Prior to the issue popping up, Clarke had started to make more of an impact, averaging 9.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocks over his last nine games (18.0 MPG). Consider him day-to-day ahead of Wednesday's home matchup against the Mavs.

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  • Jimmy Butler MIA SF
    Heat's Jimmy Butler: Good to go Monday
    29m ago

    Butler (tailbone) is available for Monday's game against the Grizzlies, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Butler was considered probable after missing the past four games with bruised tailbone, and he'll make his return to the court Monday. The 32-year-old played 37 minutes in his first game back after a three-game absence earlier this season, so he won't necessarily face any limitations despite seeing game action for the first time since Nov. 27.

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  • Jaden McDaniels MIN PF
    Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Available Monday
    37m ago

    McDaniels (illness) is available for Monday's game against the Hawks, Dane Moore of BringMeTheNews.com reports.

    McDaniels missed the past three games with the illness but will retake the court Monday for Minnesota. It was a relatively brief absence, so the 21-year-old shouldn't face significant limitations, if any.

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  • Georges Niang PHI PF
    76ers' Georges Niang: Returns to bench
    44m ago

    Niang will come off the bench Monday against the Hornets.

    The 28-year-old received a spot start Friday but will return to the bench with Tobias Harris (illness) rejoining the lineup. Niang has averaged 11.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 22.7 minutes when coming off the bench this season.

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  • Karl-Anthony Towns MIN C
    Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns: Back in action Monday
    1h ago

    Coach Chris Finch said Towns (tailbone) will play Monday against the Hawks, Jace Frederick of St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Towns sat out Friday's loss to the Nets with bruised tailbone, but his absence will be limited to one game. The 26-year-old has averaged 29.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 33.3 minutes across his past four contests.

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  • Luka Garza DET C
    Pistons' Luka Garza: Back with parent club
    3h ago

    Garza was recalled by the Pistons on Monday.

    Garza has made 13 appearances for the Pistons this season, posting 3.8 points and 2.1 rebounds across 10.5 minutes per game. The rookie big man may continue to see limited action with Detroit while Kelly Olynyk (knee) remains out.

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  • Willie Cauley-Stein DAL C
    Mavericks' Willie Cauley-Stein: Won't play Tuesday
    5h ago

    Cauley-Stein (personal) won't play in Tuesday's contest against the Nets.

    Cauley Stein will miss his fifth straight game due to personal reasons. His next chance to play will be Wednesday against the Grizzlies.

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  • Jaxson Hayes NO C
    Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes: Assigned to G League
    5h ago

    Hayes was assigned to the Birmingham Squadron on Monday.

    Hayes has made 19 appearances off the bench this season, averaging 5.9 points and 3.3 rebounds across 12.2 minutes per game. He will likely see extended minutes during Birmingham's matchup with Mexico City on Tuesday.

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  • Thomas Bryant WAS C
    Wizards' Thomas Bryant: Nearing return to practice
    7h ago

    Bryant (knee) is expected to begin practicing with the Wizards within the next two weeks, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.

    Bryant is nearing the final stages of his recovery from a torn left ACL, which he suffered in early January of last season. By all accounts, his rehab is progressing as expected, and the hope is that he can be on the practice floor in full capacity before the end of the month. Given the long layoff, Bryant could require several weeks to ramp up before making his 2021-22 debut, which looks like it will likely come sometime in late December or early January. Prior to the injury, Bryant was installed as the Wizards' every-night starting center, but the team has since acquired both Daniel Gafford and Montrezl Harrell, so it remains to be seen whether Bryant will return to that role or be utilized off the bench.

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  • Pascal Siakam TOR C
    Raptors' Pascal Siakam: Shines with 31 points
    7h ago

    Siakam chipped in 31 points (10-21 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 10-12 FT), six rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes during Sunday's 102-90 win over the Wizards.

    Siakam didn't have his best shooting effort, but he still provided an excellent stat line and was able to lead the way in scoring for the Raptors. The star forward has scored at least 20 points in three straight games.

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  • Brandon Clarke MEM PF
    Grizzlies' Brandon Clarke: Ruled out Monday
    28m ago

    Clarke (knee) will not play Monday against the Heat, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    As expected, Clarke will miss a second straight game as he continues to battle soreness in his right knee. Prior to the issue popping up, Clarke had started to make more of an impact, averaging 9.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocks over his last nine games (18.0 MPG). Consider him day-to-day ahead of Wednesday's home matchup against the Mavs.

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  • Jaden McDaniels MIN PF
    Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Available Monday
    37m ago

    McDaniels (illness) is available for Monday's game against the Hawks, Dane Moore of BringMeTheNews.com reports.

    McDaniels missed the past three games with the illness but will retake the court Monday for Minnesota. It was a relatively brief absence, so the 21-year-old shouldn't face significant limitations, if any.

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  • Georges Niang PHI PF
    76ers' Georges Niang: Returns to bench
    44m ago

    Niang will come off the bench Monday against the Hornets.

    The 28-year-old received a spot start Friday but will return to the bench with Tobias Harris (illness) rejoining the lineup. Niang has averaged 11.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 22.7 minutes when coming off the bench this season.

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  • Tobias Harris PHI PF
    76ers' Tobias Harris: Available Monday
    1h ago

    Harris (illness) is available for Monday's game against the Hornets, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.

    Harris was unavailable for Friday's win over Atlanta due to a non-COVID illness, but he'll be back in action against Charlotte. Across his last three appearances, the 29-year-old has averaged 14.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in 37.3 minutes per game.

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  • Al Horford BOS PF
    Celtics' Al Horford: Slated to play Tuesday
    3h ago

    Coach Ime Udoka said Monday that Horford (back) will play Tuesday against the Lakers, Jay King of The Athletic reports.

    Horford was unavailable for Saturday's win over the Trail Blazers due to a lower back injury, but he should return to the court for the first half of a back-to-back set Tuesday. Across his last three appearances, he's averaged 16.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 30.3 minutes per contest.

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  • James Johnson BKN PF
    Nets' James Johnson: Not listed on injury report
    3h ago

    Johnson (shoulder) will be available for Tuesday's contest against the Mavericks, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports.

    Johnson sat out Saturday's loss to the Bulls, but he will be back in action Tuesday. On the season, the veteran forward is averaging 4.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists across 17.1 minutes per game.

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  • Cam Reddish ATL SF
    Hawks' Cam Reddish: Ruled out
    13m ago

    Reddish (wrist) won't play Monday against the Timberwolves, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Reddish was previously listed as questionable due to a wrist sprain, and the team has ultimately ruled him out. He's set to miss his fourth straight contest as a result of the injury. Expect Kevin Huerter and Solomon Hill to continue to benefit in Reddish's absence.

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  • Jimmy Butler MIA SF
    Heat's Jimmy Butler: Good to go Monday
    29m ago

    Butler (tailbone) is available for Monday's game against the Grizzlies, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Butler was considered probable after missing the past four games with bruised tailbone, and he'll make his return to the court Monday. The 32-year-old played 37 minutes in his first game back after a three-game absence earlier this season, so he won't necessarily face any limitations despite seeing game action for the first time since Nov. 27.

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  • Cody Martin CHA SF
    Hornets' Cody Martin: Next man up at point guard
    1h ago

    Martin will start Monday's game against the 76ers, Rod Boone of the Charlotte Observer reports.

    Entering the week, the Hornets already had four players in COVID-19 protocols, but the team has since learned that Ish Smith has also joined that group, leaving the roster even more depleted. Martin will be the next man up at point guard, and he'll be flanked in the lineup by Gordon Hayward, Kelly Oubre, Miles Bridges and Nick Richards. Martin already saw an increased role off the bench Sunday at Atlanta, when he finished with 19 points, six boards, four assists, two steals and three three-pointers in 32 minutes.

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  • Jimmy Butler MIA SF
    Heat's Jimmy Butler: Expected to play Monday
    2h ago

    Coach Erik Spoelstra said Butler (back) is warming up with the intention of playing in Monday's contest against the Grizzlies, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Butler has been sidelined for the past four games with a bruised tailbone, but it looks like he will be available Monday. On the season, the star forward is averaging 23.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.1 steals across 34.2 minutes per game. Butler's minutes may be limited coming over a four-game absence, but either way, he's likely a must-start for fantasy managers in all formats.

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  • DeMar DeRozan CHI SF
    Bulls' DeMar DeRozan: Out Monday, enters COVID-19 protocol
    2h ago

    DeRozan was placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols and has been ruled out for Monday's contest against Denver, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. He'll need to return two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart or complete a quarantine of at least 10 days before being eligible to rejoin the Bulls, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

    DeRozan has been an excellent addition for the Bulls this season, averaging 26.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists across 35.3 minutes per game. With Alex Caruso (hamstring) also sidelined, the Bulls will be without the services of two of their key offseason pickups as they begin a three-game week. Derrick Jones, Alize Johnson and Troy Brown will likely all see increased opportunities for the duration of DeRozan's absence.

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  • Trevor Ariza LAL SF
    Lakers' Trevor Ariza: Goes through scrimmage
    3h ago

    Ariza (ankle) took part in a scrimmage Monday, but coach Frank Vogel said the veteran is still "a ways away" from returning to game action, Ryan Ward of Lakers Nation reports.

    While Vogel downplayed Ariza's return to live action, this is still a significant step in the right direction for the veteran wing, who's yet to play this season after undergoing ankle surgery in early October. The Lakers plan to bring the 36-year-old along slowly, but if he continues to progress and build strength in the ankle, he could be back sometime in in early-to-mid January.

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  • Alex Caruso CHI SG
    Bulls' Alex Caruso: Out at least one week
    1h ago

    Head coach Billy Donovan said Caruso (hamstring) won't play Monday against the Nuggets and will be reevaluated in a week, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Donovan also said an MRI indicated the hamstring issue isn't serious, but it will still sidelined Caruso for at least the next three contests. The injury is poorly timed for the Bulls, who are already shorthanded with DeMar DeRozan, Javonte Green and Coby White in the COVID-19 protocols. Ayo Dosunmu and Troy Brown should be more involved for the immediate future.

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  • Shake Milton PHI SG
    76ers' Shake Milton: Starting for Maxey
    1h ago

    Milton will start Monday's game against the Hornets in place of Tyrese Maxey (illness), Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    With Maxey sidelined, Milton will move into the lineup at point guard for his first start since Nov. 16 at Utah. Milton has maintained a regular role of 20-to-25 minutes off the bench on most nights, but he'll have an opportunity Monday to exceed that threshold, making him an intriguing option in DFS contests.

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  • Jaylen Nowell MIN SG
    Timberwolves' Jaylen Nowell: Ruled out Monday
    1h ago

    Nowell (back) will not play Monday against the Hawks, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.

    Back spasms are the latest issue for Nowell, who hasn't been much of factor off the bench this season. Had he not been ruled out, the Gonzaga product may have been set for a slightly increased role with both D'Angelo Russell (ankle) and Patrick Beverley (groin) sidelined.

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  • Grayson Allen MIL SG
    Bucks' Grayson Allen: Expects to play
    1h ago

    Allen (illness) is trending toward playing in Monday's game against the Cavs, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.

    Allen is battling a non-COVID illness, which kept him out of Saturday's game against Miami, but he's made some progress in recent days and is expected to be back in the lineup as Milwaukee begins a four-game week. Prior to the illness, Allen averaged 11.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.3 made threes over his last 10 contests.

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  • Leandro Bolmaro MIN SG
    Timberwolves' Leandro Bolmaro: Making first career start
    1h ago

    Bolmaro will start Monday's game against the Hawks, Jace Frederick of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports.

    The Wolves are down both Patrick Beverley (groin) and D'Angelo Russell (ankle), so Bolmaro will move into the lineup to make the first start of his NBA career. The Argentinian guard has averaged 18.3 minutes per game off the bench over the last four games, but he hasn't offered much in terms of fantasy value -- 2.3 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 0 3PM -- so even with increased opportunity ahead, Bolmaro makes for a relatively low-upside flier in DFS contests.

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  • Ziaire Williams MEM SG
    Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Set to play Monday
    1h ago

    Williams (knee) will be available for Monday's game against the Heat, Evan Barnes of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

    The rookie was questionable coming into the day, but he's been cleared to make his return from a three-game absence. Prior to the injury, Williams averaged 18.8 minutes per game off the bench over his last nine appearances, but hasn't done nearly enough to warrant consideration in most season-long fantasy leagues.

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  • Tyler Herro MIA PG
    Heat's Tyler Herro: Back to bench
    22m ago

    Herro is coming off the bench Monday against Memphis.

    Herro looked solid in three straight starts, averaging 18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists, but he'll head back to his usual bench role with Jimmy Butler (tailbone) cleared to return.

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  • D'Angelo Russell MIN PG
    Timberwolves' D'Angelo Russell: Won't play Monday
    1h ago

    Russell (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Hawks, Jace Frederick of St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Russell was considered questionable with right ankle soreness and will end up missing at least one game. Patrick Beverley (groin) is also sidelined, so Leandro Bolmaro will start at the point Monday for Minnesota.

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  • George Hill MIL PG
    Bucks' George Hill: To miss second straight game
    1h ago

    Hill (knee) will remain out for Monday's game against the Cavs, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.

    The knee issue isn't considered overly serious, but the Bucks will continue to exercise caution and hold the veteran out as they embark on a four-game week. Hill's next chance to play will come Wednesday at Miami.

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  • Patrick Beverley MIN PG
    Timberwolves' Patrick Beverley: Remains out Monday
    1h ago

    Beverley (groin) will remain out for Monday's game against the Hawks, Dane Moore of BringMeTheNews.com reports.

    Beverley had a chance to return from a five-game absence, but after going through a pregame workout it was determined that he'll miss at least one more contest. With D'Angelo Russell (ankle) also out, the Wolves will start Leandro Bolmaro at point guard.

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  • Josh Giddey OKC PG
    Thunder's Josh Giddey: Back in starting five Monday
    1h ago

    Giddey will start Monday's game against the Pistons, Andrew Schlecht of The Athletic reports.

    As expected, the rookie will be back in the mix after missing a pair of games with a non-COVID illness. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (concussion) will also return for OKC, so both Tre Mann and Ty Jerome, who started Thursday's record-setting loss at Memphis, will head back to the bench.

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  • Tre Mann OKC PG
    Thunder's Tre Mann: Shifting back to bench
    1h ago

    Mann will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Pistons, Andrew Schlecht of The Athletic reports.

    Mann made a pair of starts last week with Josh Giddey sidelined, but with the Australian rookie back in action Monday, Mann will head back to his usual role off the bench. In his two starts, Mann totaled 23 points, two rebounds, one assist, one block and four three-pointers across 59 minutes.

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