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Date: Team: Pos:

Sam Dekker (head) does not have concussion symptoms.

He suffered a head injury and did not return. Dekker has been the backup power forward to start the year because of no Larry Nance (ankle), but that could change as Nance nears a return.
Oct 20 - 3:17 PM

Jimmy Butler (precautionary rest) will not play Saturday vs. the Mavs.

Saturday is the second night of a back-to-back for the Wolves, so Butler will get the night off. Butler did not play at all in the preseason due to his trade demands, but logged 68 minutes over the Wolves first two regular season games this week. He joins fellow stars Kawhi Leonard of Toronto and Gordon Hayward of Boston, who are also resting on Saturday. With Butler out, Derrick Rose and Tyus Jones will see increased minutes playing off the ball. Rookie Josh Okogie will also likely make his pro debut.
Oct 20 - 3:00 PM

Deandre Ayton (ankle) has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets.

Ayton rolled his ankle at practice on Thursday and was initially listed as questionable on Friday's injury report. He looked fantastic in his pro debut, finishing with 18 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and no turnovers. He'll look to carry that momentum into Saturday's contest vs. the Nuggets.
Oct 20 - 2:25 PM

Courtney Lee (neck) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. Boston.

Lee did not play at all in the preseason and has not played yet in the regular season either. However, he is making progress and appears close to being cleared for game action. Nonetheless, with the Knicks in rebuild mode, Lee may not see consistent minutes this season, unless he is traded to a contender.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 20 - 1:55 PM

Emmanuel Mudiay (sprained right ankle) listed out for Saturday's game vs. Boston.

Mudiay has yet to suit up this season after injuring his ankle last week. He is not on the fantasy radar, as he's buried on the Knicks depth chart.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 20 - 1:54 PM

Gordon Hayward (left ankle recovery) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Knicks.

The is the second night of a back-to-back for Boston, so the Celtics will give Hayward the night off. He has played 24 minutes in each of the C's first two games, averaging 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals, as he works his way back from his gruesome lower leg injury suffered on opening night last season. He's been rusty, but the good news is that Hayward has not had any setbacks as he returned to game action this week. The Celtics will likely spread Hayward's minutes fairly evenly across their deep bench.
Oct 20 - 1:39 PM

Delon Wright (groin) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Wizards.

Wright has yet to suit up this season, after injuring his groin last week. Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet will continue to see additional minutes with Wright sidelined.
Oct 20 - 1:23 PM

Kawhi Leonard (rest) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Wizards.

Kawhi has looked fantastic early on this season, averaging 27.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists over the Raptors first two games. However, it's important to remember he only played nine games last season due to a debilitating quad injury. Saturday is the back end of a back-to-back, and the third game in four nights for the Raps. Leonard played over 35 minutes in each of the first two contests. Toronto is understandably erring on the side of caution. OG Anunoby and Norman Powell will likely soak up extra minutes Saturday in D.C.
Oct 20 - 1:22 PM

Coach Fred Hoiberg said that Denzel Valentine (left ankle) is out at least two more weeks.

Valentine initially hurt his left ankle back in late September and has not been able to shake the injury. If you are still rostering him, he can be dropped for a hot pickup, especially in leagues that don't have an IR spot. Justin Holiday and Antonio Blakeney both logged 27-plus minutes in the Bulls season-opener on Thursday and should continue to soak up extra playing time.
Oct 20 - 1:01 PM

Cameron Payne will start in place of Kris Dunn (personal) Saturday vs. the Pistons.

Payne was awful in his start Thursday night, finishing with zero points, one rebound, five assists, one steal and one turnover in 22 minutes. Ryan Arcidiacono played 28 minutes off the bench. This is a situation to avoid until Dunn returns on Monday.
Oct 20 - 12:59 PM

Kris Dunn (personal) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Pistons but will rejoin the team for Monday's game vs. Dallas.

Dunn is on the east coast with his family following the birth of his son. The good news is that he will make his season debut on Monday night. Cameron Payne will start Saturday vs. Detroit. Payne also started Thursday's game but logged just 21 minutes. Ryan Arcidiacono played 28 minutes off the bench.
Oct 20 - 12:54 PM

Alan Williams (left ankle) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Pacers.

Even when healthy, Williams will have a tough time carving out consistent minutes. Leave him on the wire.
Source: Nets PR
Oct 20 - 12:53 PM

T.J. Leaf (sprained left ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. Brooklyn.

Leaf injured his ankle on Wednesday and was unable to play Friday night vs. the Bucks. Domantas Sabonis (bruised right knee) is also questionable for this contest, so the Pacers may be lacking some depth up front on Saturday.
Oct 20 - 12:44 PM

Domantas Sabonis (bruised right knee) is listed as questionable on the injury report for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

Sabonis must have injured himself in the Pacers victory on Friday night. He didn't appear limited, as he tallied 12 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 22 minutes against the Bucks. If Sabonis is unable to play on Saturday, Thad Young, Myles Turner and Kyle O'Quinn would likely divvy up the vacated minutes.
Oct 20 - 12:44 PM

Treveon Graham (left hamstring) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Pacers.

Graham injured his hammy in the third quarter of the Nets victory on Friday. He went down in a heap and was in considerable pain. It's safe to assume he will be sidelined for a while. He has no fantasy value and should not be owned in any leagues.
Source: Nets PR
Oct 20 - 12:36 PM



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