DFS NBA Playbook:  October 20 Cover Image
DFS NBA Playbook: October 20
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Bogdan Bogdanovic Headshot

Bogdanovic (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Mavericks, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Bogdanovic's rookie debut with the Kings will have to be put on hold for at least one more contest as he continues to nurse a right ankle sprain. The rookie's next chance to play will be Saturday against the Nuggets in Denver.
1:46 pm (EST)
Zach Randolph Headshot

Randolph (mouth) is expected to make his Kings debut Friday against the Mavericks, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.

Randolph was held out of the opener following oral surgery, but he went through shootaround Friday morning and is on track to play. It's unclear where, exactly, the veteran will fit into the rotation, but he could get the start at power forward, which would likely mean fewer minutes for Willie Cauley-Stein and/or Skal Labissiere.
1:44 pm (EST)
Raul Neto Headshot

Neto (hamstring) will play in Friday's game against the Timberwolves, Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Neto will make his regular season debut Friday after missing Wednesday's opener against the Nuggets. The Jazz elected to use both Donovan Mitchell and Alec Burks at point guard when starter Ricky Rubio was off the floor, so Neto's role off the bench could be limited if the team elects to stick with a similar rotation.
1:13 pm (EST)
DeAndre' Bembry Headshot

Bembry is questionable to play in Friday's game against the Hornets due to a right wrist contusion, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.

Given Bembry's last-minute addition to the Hawks' injury report, he'll likely be a game-time decision for Friday's contest. Chances are the injury isn't too serious, but if he is ruled out, Luke Babbitt could see more minutes off the bench for Atlanta.
12:58 pm (EST)
Andre Iguodala Headshot

Iguodala (back) is available to play in Friday's game against the Pelicans.

After a back strain held the veteran out of Tuesday's season opener, Iguodala is set to make his regular season debut Friday in New Orleans. Iguodala is set to play his usual role as the first man off the bench for the Warriors, although his minutes may be limited to start as he works his way back from injury.
12:53 pm (EST)
Draymond Green Headshot

Green (knee) is available to play in Friday's game against the Pelicans.

It's been quite the last couple of days for Green, as after being listed as doubtful following his MRI on Thursday, he participated in a full practice that same day and was upgraded to probable. Green's knee will likely be closely monitored along with his minutes Friday, but the injury doesn't appear to be anything too serious moving forward.
12:50 pm (EST)
Chris Paul Headshot

Paul (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Mavericks, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Paul suffered the knee bruise in Tuesday's opener against the Warriors and will now miss his second straight game as a result. He's been unable to practice since, so his timetable for a recovery is unclear. In his absence, Eric Gordon, who scored 25 points in Wednesday's win over the Kings, will likely get the start at shooting guard once again.
12:45 pm (EST)
Aaron Gordon Headshot

Gordon (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Friday's matchup with the Nets, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Gordon said he suffered in the injury in Wednesday's opener against the Heat, but he managed to play through the pain in the second half. Gordon will likely test out the ankle one last time in pregame warmups before a final decision is made, but it appears he is trending in the right direction. Rookie Jonathan Isaac would be in line for extended minutes and a possible start if Gordon is ruled out.
12:14 pm (EST)
Stanley Johnson Headshot

Johnson (back) did not participate in shootaround and his status for Friday's game against the Wizards remains unclear, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.

Johnson was also held out of Thursday's practice as he continues to deal with lingering back issues. He'll likely test out the injury in pregame warmups before a final decision is made, but it doesn't appear likely that Johnson will be active Friday night. If he is ruled out, the Pistons will likely go big with their starting lineup and put Tobias Harris at small forward and Jon Leuer at the four position.
11:45 am (EST)
Dwayne Bacon Headshot

Bacon will notch another start Friday against the Hawks, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

With Nic Batum (elbow) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) both out again Friday, Bacon will remain in the starting lineup for the second straight game to begin his NBA career. The rookie out of Florida state played 20 minutes in Wednesday's opener against Detroit, finishing with eight points, two assists and two rebounds.
11:31 am (EST)
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