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Danny Ainge seemed to acknowledge during a recent interview that Gordon Hayward's (leg) season is likely over.

"When [Kevin Garnett] went down in ’09, we weren’t sure that he was done," Ainge said. "We were sort of thinking that he might come back, he’s not too far away, and that made that a challenging year. We weren’t sure what to do because we were trying to buy time, and in Gordon’s case, he’s most likely out for the year. So that’s a different scenario." Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Terry Rozier will see an uptick in minutes with Hayward on the sidelines.
Oct 22 - 3:43 PM

Allen Crabbe will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Hawks.

Caris LeVert will be replacing Crabbe in the starting five tonight, and head coach Kenny Atkinson indicated that he's making this move to help monitor Crabbe's minutes as he works his way back from the ankle injury. Still, he has a bit more freedom to fire up shots when working with the second unit, so him operating in a reserve role isn't necessarily a bad thing for his fantasy value.
Oct 22 - 2:53 PM

Caris LeVert will enter the starting five for Sunday's game against the Hawks, sending Allen Crabbe back to the bench.

The Nets will roll out a starting five featuring D'Angelo Russell, LeVert, DeMarre Carroll, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Timofey Mozgov in this one, and the starter designation makes LeVert an intriguing DFS option. Crabbe has actually played better with the second unit this season, and he should still see quality minutes regardless of how he enters the game, so he doesn't necessarily lose value in a bench role.

D.J. Augustin said he's feeling more comfortable in his second season with the Magic.

"It’s my second year playing for the same coach, the same system, mostly the same teammates," Augustin said. "So I feel a lot more comfortable knowing what’s a good shot, what’s a bad shot, where to get other guys good shots and not take bad shots. It just feels a lot better this year." Augustin posted a 12-point, 10-dime double-double in a win over the Cavs on Saturday sans Elfrid Payton (hamstring), so he's someone to consider as a speculative add in deeper formats with Payton likely out a few more games.
Oct 22 - 2:40 PM

Dwayne Bacon will remain in the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with Milwaukee.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) will remain on the sidelines for Monday's game, giving Bacon another opportunity to start, although that doesn't mean much in fantasy hoops. In two starts this season, Bacon has only managed to put in averages of 7.0 points, 2.0 triples, 6.5 boards, 1.0 assist and 2.0 turnovers per contest on 50.0 percent shooting.
Oct 22 - 2:30 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (knees) will remain on the sidelines for Monday's game in Milwaukee.

MCW remains without an official timetable, but considering he's yet to take contact at practice, we're going to have to consider him doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets as well. Malik Monk and Julyan Stone will continue to help backup Kemba Walker in his absence.
Oct 22 - 2:26 PM

Josh McRoberts (lower extremity injury) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Warriors.

He's yet to make his regular-season debut, and the Mavs are in no rush to get him back on the court. McRoberts won't have a large role in Dallas this season, so he's safe to leave on the wire in all settings.
Oct 22 - 2:24 PM

Seth Curry (left tibia stress reaction) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Warriors.

Monday will mark Curry's fourth straight game on the sidelines, and it's unclear exactly when he'll be able to get back to the court. Head coach Rick Carlisle has indicated that this will be a week-by-week issue, and with Dallas ruling him out a full day in advance, it doesn't seem like he's all that close. With Dennis Smith Jr. (knee) also questionable, Yogi Ferrell could be forced into heavy minutes on Monday night with J.J. Barea earning the start.
Oct 22 - 2:22 PM

Kyrie Irving has been fined $25,000 for using "inappropriate language" towards a fan at halftime during Friday's game.

Irving did not take kindly to a fan yelling at him "where's LeBron" as he headed into the tunnel at halftime, and he responded with some vulgar language. His wallet will take a hit, but his actions won't result in him being forced to spend any time on the sidelines.
Oct 22 - 2:16 PM

Isaiah Whitehead will be inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Hawks.

Whitehead should have an opportunity to eventually get into the rotation with Jeremy Lin (knee) going down, but for now, he's irrelevant in all leagues.
Oct 22 - 2:10 PM

Devin Harris (personal) is questionable against the Warriors on Monday.

He's still away from the team following the tragic loss of his brother and the Mavs told him to take as much time away as needed. Dennis Smith Jr. (knee) is also questionable, so J.J. Barea and Yogi Ferrell could be looking at large workloads again.
Oct 22 - 2:06 PM

Dennis Smith Jr. (left knee effusion) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

DSJ has missed the last two games due to a "little swelling" in his knee, but the Mavs did downplay the issue. DSJ's owners can expect an update no later than Monday's morning shootaround. J.J. Barea looks like a nice speculative add and went for 19 points, five rebounds, three assists and three triples against Houston on Saturday.
Oct 22 - 2:01 PM

The Raptors have waived K.J. McDaniels.

His deal was only partially guaranteed and he had no realistic shot of sticking around because the Raptors have some really nice depth on the wings this season.
Oct 22 - 12:56 PM

Frank Ntilikina (ankle) did not practice on Sunday.

The Knicks are off until Tuesday's game vs. Boston and the rookie is making progress, but his chances of playing will look a lot better if he returns to practice on Monday. This won't impact fantasy owners too much, as Ntilikina is currently third on the PG depth chart.
Oct 22 - 12:52 PM

Jusuf Nurkic isn't worried about his slow start to the season.

"I must be better, and I’m going to be,’’ Nurkic said. "It just takes time.’’ Through three games, Nurkic is averaging 13.0 points and 8.0 rebounds on 43.2 percent shooting, and he has a total of six assists compared to 13 turnovers. Damian Lillard believes Nurkic's slow start can be blamed on the faster pace in Portland, so look for the star PG to make an effort to get Nurkic more touches going forward.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 22 - 12:36 PM



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