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Beal recorded 27 points (11-23 FG, 5-9 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist and one block across 37 minutes during a 100-91 loss to the Raptors on Sunday.
Beal was the focal point of the offense with John Wall (knee) sidelined, and put up a team-high 27 points as a result. He drained five-three pointers for the second straight game, which marks his best two-game stretch from downtown on the young season. Beal has been excellent to start the year, and if Wall misses any more time, Beal will continue to receive a huge offensive workload.
Frazier totaled six points (2-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds and eight assists across 36 minutes during a 100-91 loss to the Raptors on Sunday.
Frazier got the start with John Wall (knee) sidelined and posted a pretty solid line despite not being very aggressive offensively. The eight rebounds marked a season high and the eight assists matched a season high. Even if Wall misses more time, Frazier likely won't put up huge offensive numbers, as the team still has plenty of offensive weapons.
Lowry tallied 10 points (4-10 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six assists, five rebounds and two steals across 33 minutes during a 100-91 win over the Wizards on Sunday.
Lowry's 10 points marked his lowest scoring total in two weeks. On the bright side, he did match a season high with two steals. Lowry had a slow start to the season by his standards, but had been playing better before this one, as he had six straight games with at least 17 points. He hasn't been quite the same player as he was during the 2016-17 season, but he has plenty of time to improve on his somewhat average start to the year.
Selden (quad) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Trail Blazers.
After missing the first 11 games of the season with a quad injury, Selden made his season debut Nov. 11 against the Rockets. However, after playing just two games, he's reportedly dealing with a flare up of that previous quad injury and will now miss a second straight game. That's certainly discouraging for his availability moving forward, though for now, he can tentatively be considered questionable for Wednesday's matchup with the Mavericks.
Evans is dealing with a right shoulder injury and is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Trail Blazers.
Evans has been on an absolute tear to start this season, averaging 17.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.0 steal across 15 games. However, it appears he may have picked up a shoulder injury during Saturday's game against the Rockets and is now in danger of being sidelined for the first time this season. Look for another update following the team's morning shootaround Monday, but if he ends up sitting out, Dillon Brooks and Ben McLemore would likely benefit with more minutes on the wing.
Dorsey was recalled from the G-League Sunday and will join the team for Monday's game in San Antonio, Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Dorsey has played in six games this season, averaging 5.7 minutes. He's likely being brought back up because Isaiah Taylor (eye) won't play Monday. Even with Taylor's absence, Dorsey will likely remain towards the end of the bench.
Lamb (hamstring) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Timberwolves, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Lamb suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday's game against the Clippers, limiting him to just 22 minutes of action before being pulled from the contest. However, it clearly wasn't anything overly serious, as Lamb is fully expected to take the court come Monday's matchup with the Timberwolves. Look for his status to be updated once again following Monday's morning shootaround, but if all goes as planned, Lamb should be in the lineup like usual.
Walton was recalled from the G-League on Sunday and will be active for Sunday's game against the Pacers, Tom D'Angelo of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Walton has been assigned to the G-League and sent back up multiple times this season. He's appeared in one game this season, playing only one minute. The 22-year-old will likely struggle to see the court deep into the season, even if he isn't sent down to the G-League again.
Allen (knee) is expected to play in Monday's game against the Nuggets, Christian Boutwell of The Advocate reports.
Allen was originally expected back for Friday's contest, but apparently dealt with some discomfort in the lead up to tip off, so he decided to remain on the sidelines to avoid putting further strain on the knee. That said, if all goes well during shootaround and warmups Monday, Allen should be back in the lineup after a four-game layoff. He's averaged just 13.6 minutes per game, however, which keeps him off the radar in the majority of fantasy formats.
Beverley (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Monday's matchup with the Knicks, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Beverley has missed the last five games because of a sore right knee, but is trending towards full strength. He'll likely test out the injury during Monday's morning shootaround, with another update coming shortly after that session regarding his potential availability. If Beverley does return, that should send Sindarius Thornwell back to a bench role.