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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Headshot

Caldwell-Pope (suspension) will undergo an MRI on his nose after taking an elbow to the face Monday.

If the MRI reveals that Caldwell-Pope suffered a broken nose, the guard may be fitted for a protective mask, though he will have a bit of extra time to recover, as he faces a two-game suspension to begin the season stemming from a DUI arrest last March. Broken nose or not, the earliest Caldwell-Pope will be able to play would be Sunday, when the Lakers play host to New Orleans. Once healthy and finished with his suspension, Caldwell-Pope is expected to start at shooting guard.
4:10 pm (EST)
C.J. Wilcox Headshot

Wilcox (knee) is not listed on the team's injury report in advance of Wednesday's season opener against the Suns, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.

Though healthy, Wilcox may struggle to find minutes on the wing considering the team's established rotation. C.J. McCollum's absence from the opener due to a suspension could be to Wilcox's benefit, however. Regardless, it seems doubtful he'll see enough run to be fantasy relevant.
4:08 pm (EST)
Andrew Bogut Headshot

Bogut (groin) went through a full practice Tuesday, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.

The veteran missed the entire preseason with a lingering groin issue, but the expectation all along has been that he'll be ready for the start of the regular season. With a full practice in the books Tuesday, that will likely be the case. Barring some sort of setback Wednesday, expect Bogut to be available off the bench Thursday against the Clippers.
4:06 pm (EST)
C.J. Prosise Headshot

Coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that he expects Prosise (ankle) to return this week, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

More specifically, Carroll said that the tailback "looks like he's ready to go," which was expected with the Seahawks coming off a bye week. Prosise has been absent since Week 4 and it appears as though he'll be active for Week 7 after an extended absence. J.D. McKissic has stepped in admirably catching balls out of the backfield in Prosise's absence, logging four catches for 63 and a touchdown on top of 38 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Whether or not McKissic has done enough to maintain a role with Prosise back, however, is yet to be determined.
4:06 pm (EST)
Shabazz Napier Headshot

Napier (hamstring) is not listed on the team's injury report ahead of Wednesday's game against the Suns, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.

This is certainly a good sign for the Trail Blazers during the team's season opener, as starting shooting guard C.J. McCollum will be absent due to a suspension by the league. As a result, Napier could see more time on the floor than 9.7 minutes per game he saw last season.
4:06 pm (EST)
Scott Stallings Headshot

Stallings carded a bogey-free four-under 68 in the final round of the CIMB Classic to move into a tie for 39th place.

Stallings struggled mostly with his driving at the TPC Kuala Lumpur as he hit only 57 percent of the fairways, which was tied for 65th in the field. As a result he ranked T49 in birdies made for the week with 15. It took him five starts last season before he made his first cut of the season. Stallings has also made just two of his last five cuts on the PGA Tour. He is not in the field for the CJ Cup in Korea this week.
4:05 pm (EST)
Julius Randle Headshot

Randle (ribs) remained limited at Tuesday's practice, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.

Randle was battling back spasms near the end of the preseason, and he's now nursing a rib injury. While he's been able to participate in most of practice Monday and Tuesday, Randle has been held out of 5-on-5 work. His activity level at Wednesday's session could ultimately determine his status for Thursday's opener against the Clippers.
4:04 pm (EST)
Roman Josi Headshot

Josi (lower body) participated in Tuesday's optional morning skate and his usual replacement, Samuel Girard, skated with the scratches, making Josi a possibility for Tuesday night's game against the Avalanche, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

Josi was slated to play Saturday's contest but was pulled at the last second, making his potential return Tuesday seem all the more likely after a three-game absence. Nothing is guaranteed at this point though, so wary fantasy owners will want to check back in prior to puck drop to ensure that the Predators' captain is in the lineup.
4:04 pm (EST)
Jermaine Gresham Headshot

Gresham nabbed both targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 38-33 win over Tampa Bay.

Gresham has now caught three or fewer passes in four of five games and has yet to total 50 yards receiving or a touchdown on the season. Arizona has never really featured the tight end under head coach Bruce Arians and, with Adrian Peterson capable of balancing the offense a little more than it has been to start the season, Arizona is unlikely to be pressed into throwing the tight ends the ball more.
4:03 pm (EST)
Josh Hart Headshot

Hart (Achilles), who was originally thought to be dealing with a strain, is actually dealing with bursitis according to the MRI he received, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports. He did not practice Tuesday.

A timetable for his return has yet to be determined. He should be considered day-to-day until further notice. That said, he's unlikely to see much time in the team's rotation behind the likes of Lonzo Ball, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jordan Clarkson.
4:03 pm (EST)
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