Rodney Stuckey upgraded to probable Monday
Rodney Stuckey | IND
(November 24, 2014 12:31 PM EST)
Rodney Stuckey (left wrist) has been upgraded to probable on Monday.
Previously listed as questionable, Stuckey's probable designation is a good indication that he'll give it a go. Now that he's healthy enough to play, he'll look to build on the meager production he's amassed so far this season. We'd like to see him stay healthy and be a lot more efficient before recommending him as a fantasy play, but that may be asking too much.
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Ian Mahinmi expected to draw start on Monday
Ian Mahinmi | IND
(November 24, 2014 12:27 PM EST)
Ian Mahinmi is expected to draw the start on Monday against the Mavericks.
With Roy Hibbert (ankle) ruled out, Mahinmi should start in his place. He had 12 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and a block while filling in for Hibbert after he was injured on Saturday, so Mahinmi should be able to produce in decent (low-end) fashion for however long Hibbert remains out.
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Roy Hibbert (ankle) will not play on Monday
Roy Hibbert | IND
(November 24, 2014 12:23 PM EST)
Roy Hibbert (left ankle) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Mavericks.
The Pacers just can't catch a break. Without Hibbert, the team is expected to start Ian Mahinmi at center against an explosive Dallas offense that has looked unstoppable at times. Hibbert does not currently have a timetable to return, but Mahinmi should be a solid low-end plug-and-play option for however long Hibbert is sidelined.
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Raymond Felton's ankle now fully healthy
Raymond Felton | DAL
(November 24, 2014 12:19 PM EST)
Raymond Felton (ankle) said that he's fully healthy following his suspension.
It's not a lock that Felton will return on Monday, but he's healthy enough to do so and his suspension has ended. Even if active, Felton has a lot of work to do as he's currently at the bottom of the point guard depth chart behind Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris and J.J. Barea.
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Austin Rivers looks like Pelicans starting SG
Austin Rivers | NO
(November 24, 2014 12:13 PM EST)
Austin Rivers looks like the Pelicans starting shooting guard with Eric Gordon (shoulder) out indefinitely.
Rivers had eight points (two triples), three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 33 minutes against the Jazz after Gordon was hurt on Saturday, and the most important takeaway was the fact that Rivers received the lion's share of minutes at shooting guard. Even as a speculative add, Rivers should be owned in all leagues with 12-plus teams.
Eric Gordon out indefinitely with torn labrum
Eric Gordon | NO
(November 24, 2014 12:04 PM EST)
Eric Gordon (shoulder) is out indefinitely with a torn labrum.
Gordon's left shoulder has a torn labrum as a result of a shoulder subluxation. He's out indefinitely, and that means Austin Rivers should take over as the team's starting shooting guard. New Orleans has very little depth at shooting guard, so Jimmer Fredette should also see some extended run for the Pelicans.
Patrick Beverley (hamstring) out again Monday
Patrick Beverley | HOU
(November 24, 2014 11:58 AM EST)
Patrick Beverley (left hamstring) will not play again on Monday vs. the Knicks.
Beverley didn't practice on Sunday after leaving Saturday's game a hamstring injury, and it's going to cost him at least Monday's game against New York. Isaiah Canaan is expected to draw the start in place of Beverley again, and he's averaging just 11.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, a steal and 2.3 triples over six starts (30 minutes per game) this season.
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Kirk Hinrich being called questionable Monday
Kirk Hinrich | CHI
(November 24, 2014 11:53 AM EST)
Kirk Hinrich (chest) is now being listed as questionable for Monday.
Previously listed as doubtful, Hinrich must be feeling better than anticipated. Hinrich is a tough player, but it would be a little surprising to see him return as soon as Monday's game. With Derrick Rose (hamstring) also iffy, Aaron Brooks could be in line to start at point guard. E'Twaun Moore would also see some run if Rose and Hinrich sit.
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Pau Gasol now a game-time call on Monday
Pau Gasol | CHI
(November 24, 2014 11:50 AM EST)
Pau Gasol (calf) is now a game-time decision for Monday's game versus Utah.
Gasol was previously listed as probable, so the game-time decision designation is actually a downgrade. Regardless, Gasol said he was feeling good about returning, so it would be a surprise if he can't go. However, we've seen surprises with Gasol and the Bulls' injury report this season, so we're not ruling it out. If Gasol doesn't play, Nikola Mirotic would be in line for a big role with Taj Gibson (ankle) already ruled out. Joakim Noah would also play as many minutes as he can handle.
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Rose, Gasol both game-time calls on Monday
Derrick Rose | CHI
(November 24, 2014 11:47 AM EST)
Derrick Rose (hamstring) and Pau Gasol (calf) are both game-time decisions on Monday against Utah.
Previously Rose was questionable, so that's nothing new. Gasol was being listed as probable, and there's no use in guessing with Chicago's injury situation since the designations are largely meaningless in their reports. Gasol should play, but we've already been burned by his being "probable" before this season. With Kirk Hinrich (chest) questionable at best, Aaron Brooks and E'Twaun Moore would likely be the Bulls' point guards if Rose doesn't play. Rose did say he is feeling better and is confident about playing vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday if he can't go on Monday.
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