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Date: Team: Pos:

Zach Randolph (oral surgery) is questionable to play on Wednesday vs. Houston.

The Kings don't have great depth at power forward, so if Z-Bo is unable to play we can expect to see a lot of second-year forward Skal Labissiere. Kosta Koufos could also slide over to the four which would open up more minutes for Wille Cauley-Stein. We should have another update after Wednesday's morning shootaround.
Oct 17 - 9:13 PM

Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. Houston.

He's been dealing with a right ankle sprain for a few days, though he's listed as day-to-day moving forward. The Kings rotation still isn't set in stone, but we can expect to see more of Buddy Hield, Garrett Temple and maybe Justin Jackson until Bogdanovic is cleared to play.
Oct 17 - 9:10 PM

Andre Iguodala (back strain) is expected to play on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

He has already been ruled out of Tuesday's season opener vs. Houston after tweaking his back in the weight room, but the injury is very minor and the Warriors are just being cautious. There are no good pickups in most fantasy leagues, but Patrick McCaw and Nick Young may get a short-term boost Tuesday.
Oct 17 - 9:04 PM

Gordon Hayward has been diagnosed with a fractured left ankle.

This is all we know at this point and he's still being evaluated. We haven't heard anything in regards to a timetable, but there's a very good chance that his season is over. His fantasy owners should sit tight until we have more clarity. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown are looking at heavy minutes on the wings moving forward, while Terry Rozier and rookie Semi Ojeleye should be more involved as well.
Oct 17 - 8:57 PM

Gordon Hayward suffered a horrific left ankle injury in Tuesday's season opener vs. the Cavaliers and left the game on a stretcher.

He came down awkwardly on his left leg just six minutes into the game and his left ankle appeared to twist completely around. It was a scary moment and it left the players and crowd in shock. We'll have an update momentarily, but it's safe to assume he's going to be out for a very long time. We wish him a speedy recovery. Marcus Smart checked into the game in Hayward's place and we can expect to see more of Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier moving forward.
Oct 17 - 8:20 PM

Aron Baynes (knee) is available to play on Tuesday vs. Cleveland.

Baynes has been nursing a sore knee but was never in real doubt of missing the season opener. Baynes will serve as the Celtics primary backup at center, and could see additional minutes playing alongside Al Horford when Boston plays Horford at power forward.
Oct 17 - 7:58 PM

According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Bobby Portis is "on track" to be suspended following his altercation with Nikola Mirotic.

Portis punched Mirotic in practice on Tuesday, reportedly fracturing multiple bones in Mirotic's face. It was assumed that Portis would be suspended once the incident was reported, and this is further confirmation. We are still waiting for word on how long the suspension might last. Lauri Markkanen will likely see a major spike in minutes while both Mirotic and Portis are out. Cristiano Felicio may also log some minutes at PF as well.
Oct 17 - 7:55 PM

Updating a previous report, Nikola Mirotic has two broken bones in his face and may need surgery.

He was also diagnosed with a concussion, but he has been released from the hospital. According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the early estimate for his timetable is a few weeks. With Bobby Portis likely to be suspended, rookie Lauri Markkanen could be looking at a significant workload and is worth picking up in standard leagues.
Oct 17 - 7:05 PM

Bobby Portis got into a physical altercation with Nikola Mirotic during Tuesday's practice, that resulted in Mirotic needing to go to the hospital.

This story is still developing, but Portis sending one of his teammates to the hospital is likely to result in a very harsh punishment from Chicago management. At the very least, he'll be hit with a multi-game suspension, and a worst-case scenario could involve the Bulls parting ways with their No. 22 overall selection from the 2015 draft. This news makes Lauri Markkanen a highly intriguing pickup in most formats.
Oct 17 - 6:50 PM

Nikola Mirotic (fractured bone in face) is out indefinitely after he was hospitalized following an altercation with Bobby Portis at practice on Tuesday.

Details are trickling in, but here is what we know, courtesy of The Vertical's Shams Charania: "Mirotic was taken to the hospital Tuesday after their shoving altercation during practice ended with an alleged cheap shot from Portis to Mirotic’s face. Mirotic is undergoing tests, but is expected to be out for the foreseeable future." Rookie Lauri Markkanen may be forced into the starting lineup for the Bulls season opener. Bobby Portis, assuming he isn't suspended by the team, would also see an increase in playing time.
Oct 17 - 6:40 PM

Tyreke Evans (right ankle) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Evans has been unable to stay healthy, missing nearly 100 games over the last two seasons due to a variety of injuries. He was sidelined early in camp due to migraine headaches and is now dealing with an ankle injury. With Ben McLemore (foot) out indefinitely and Wayne Selden (quad) ruled out for the season opener, the Grizz will be dangerously thin at shooting guard if Evans can't suit up. Andrew Harrison will likely draw the start, and James Ennis would also see an uptick in minutes.
Oct 17 - 6:31 PM

LeBron James (ankle) will play in Tuesday's season opener against the Celtics.

Head coach Tyronn Lue confirmed that King James won't be dealing with any sort of minutes restrictions tonight, so owners can feel free to fire him up for what should be an intense matchup against his former teammate, Kyrie Irving. Get your popcorn ready, the season is finally here.
Oct 17 - 6:26 PM

Wayne Selden (right quad) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

He was initially being listed as a game-time call, but the Grizzlies will instead play it safe and keep Selden on the sidelines for the first game of the season. Andrew Harrison will be the starting two-guard for Memphis in the opener, and if Tyreke Evans (ankle) is also unable to give it a go, Harrison could be forced into heavy minutes on Wednesday night. Selden can be ignored in most leagues.
Oct 17 - 6:22 PM

Coach Dave Joerger told reporters he is "pretty confident" that George Hill (groin) will play Wednesday vs. the Rockets.

Hill has been able to practice fully this week, which is a positive sign. However, we'll still have to wait until after shootaround on Wednesday for confirmation on his status for the season opener.
Oct 17 - 6:09 PM

Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) is questionable to play in Wednesday's season opener against the Rockets.

Bogdanovic still hasn't been able to get through a full practice since going down with this ankle issue, so odds are he won't be taking the court on Wednesday night, which would translate to more minutes for guys like Buddy Hield, Garrett Temple and Justin Jackson. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround.



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