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Patrick Beverley (knee) did some pre-game work and took on contact before Saturday's game in Charlotte.

He looked to have worked up a good sweat in the video from the Clippers broadcast. Beverley was not expected to play in either game this weekend, but it sounds like the Clippers have a plan to get him back out there next week. If he was dropped, it's probably time to pick him back up.
Nov 18 - 7:35 PM

Luke Babbitt (back) will start against the Celtics on Saturday.

He went through warmups and apparently everything went well for him. Babbitt has a lot of competition for his minutes now, so he will have to play well to keep his starting role.
Nov 18 - 7:20 PM

Patrick Beverley (knee) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

Coach Doc Rivers said he was going to miss this game a few days ago, but the Clippers listed him as doubtful. Lou Williams, Sindarius Thornwell and Juwan Evans will pick up the slack.
Nov 18 - 7:07 PM
Rodney Hood - G/F - Jazz

Ricky Rubio, Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles, Jonas Jerebko and Derrick Favors will start against the Magic on Saturday.

That means Rodney Hood moves back to the bench just like he was before Rubio missed Friday. Hood is still taking a ton of shots off the bench and he'll probably close this game out if the game is close. The production is there and he likely just needs to stay healthy.
Nov 18 - 6:49 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) is available for Saturday against the Grizzlies.

He is expected to have a limit after he missed the last game on Thursday. Mbah a Moute is probably going to lose playing time now that Chris Paul is back.
Nov 18 - 6:45 PM

Thabo Sefolosha (knee) will be available for Saturday against the Magic.

We still don't know the starting lineup or if Sefolosha will be limited after missing Friday. Jonas Jerebko is likely going to lose minutes.
Nov 18 - 6:41 PM

James Ennis will move to the bench against the Rockets on Saturday.

His minutes were starting to trend down with only 17 in the last game. Ennis is a drop candidate and probably won't have much value while Tyreke Evans and Chandler Parsons are healthy.
Nov 18 - 6:40 PM

Chandler Parsons will start on Saturday night and James Ennis will move to the bench.

Parsons will join Mario Chalmers, Dillon Brooks, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol in the first unit. Parsons has played a lot of power forward, but coach David Fizdale will shift him to the three today in a revenge game. Parsons was up to 25 minutes in the last game and he could be closer to 27 today. He's playing well enough to be owned in standard leagues.
Nov 18 - 6:34 PM

Jaylen Brown will play on Saturday against the Hawks.

He was one of the first Celtics to warm up for this road game. Brown did not fly with the team to Atlanta to spend time with his family and friends after the death of his best friend. After the horrible news, Brown was fantastic in a win over the Warriors on Thursday.
Nov 18 - 6:07 PM

If Luke Babbitt (back) is OK after warmups, he will be in the starting lineup against the Celtics on Saturday.

In other words, he's still a game-time call, but he is on track to play. Babbitt would be starting next to Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore, Taurean Prince and Dewayne Dedmon. With guys like DeAndre Bembry back, we may see Ersan Ilyasova and Babbitt start to see their minutes fade.
Nov 18 - 6:02 PM

DeAndre Bembry (wrist) is available to play against the Celtics on Saturday and will play shorter stints upon his return.

To be clear, he's not a complete lock to play after his month out of the lineup. Bembry was called probable yesterday and he should have a role with multiple positions on the perimeter. He's likely to start slow, but the Hawks losing so many games could move him along faster. He's only a pickup in deeper leagues for now.
Nov 18 - 5:57 PM

Ricky Rubio (Achilles) will start against the Magic on Saturday and is expected to play around 25 minutes.

After getting Friday off, Rubio will be back out there after his Jazz team got thumped in Brooklyn. Rubio has been awful this month with poor shooting, a drop in dimes and some poor defense for his club. With him back, Alec Burks and Raul Neto figure to lose minutes. Rodney Hood and Donovan Mitchell should still be in for productive nights.
Nov 18 - 5:32 PM

D.J. Augustin (hamstring) is available against the Jazz on Saturday.

He's back after missing his last seven games. The Magic just had Elfrid Payton come back from a hamstring injury and coach Frank Vogel voiced some concerns about it, so they may not play Augustin much in his return. He did go through practice on Friday, so perhaps he does get minutes in the teens. Shelvin Mack is probably moving out of the rotation soon.
Nov 18 - 5:24 PM

Kemba Walker (wrist) will play against the Clippers on Saturday.

He tweaked his non-shooting wrist on Friday in his 38-minute gem. Walker blew up with a 47-point game in a loss to the Bulls on Friday and he's scored at least 20 in four straight. With Pat Beverley (knee) doubtful to play, Walker could be in for another big night in front of the home crowd.
Nov 18 - 5:22 PM

Updating a previous item, Mason Plumlee (core strain) is probable to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

He was questionable earlier this afternoon, but he should be good to go. Expect him to back up Nikola Jokic for 13-15 minutes unless there's a blowout. He's not really a great add in fantasy while Jokic is healthy.
Nov 18 - 4:30 PM



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