2017 Fantasy Basketball Weekly Planner: Week 1 Cover Image
2017 Fantasy Basketball Weekly Planner: Week 1
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Bogdan Bogdanovic Headshot

Bogdanovic (ankle) is probable for Monday's game against the Suns, Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee reports.

It looks like the rookie is set to make his NBA debut Monday night after missing the first three games of the season with a sprained ankle. He's expected to compete with both Vince Carter and Garrett Temple for minutes on the wing this season.
10:01 pm (EST)
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Headshot

Caldwell-Pope will start at shooting guard for Sunday's game against the Pelicans.

Considering that Caldwell-Pope was the Lakers' big free agent signing this offseason, it's no surprise that he'll be put in the starting lineup right away. Expect the three-point and defensive specialist to play a heavy dose of minutes Sunday, as he should be well-rested coming off his two-game suspension to start the regular season.
9:27 pm (EST)
Jameer Nelson Headshot

Nelson will be available for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

Nelson was signed after he was let go by the Nuggets and should provide the Pelicans with some quality point guard depth in Rajon Rondo's absence following sports hernia surgery. He may not play much in his first game with the team, but he'll compete with the likes of E'Twaun Moore and Ian Clark for minutes as a primary ball-handler behind Jrue Holiday.
7:51 pm (EST)
Luke Babbitt Headshot

Babbitt collected zero points (0-1 Fg, 0-1 3Pt) and two rebounds across six minutes during Sunday's game against the Nets.

Babbitt signed a one-year deal with Atlanta in August after spending last season with the Heat where he started in 55 games. Since the Hawks traded for Marco Belinelli and drafted John Collins this offseason, the 28-year-old will likely continue to be at the end of the bench going forward.
7:49 pm (EST)
Dennis Schroder Headshot

Schroder likely suffered a bone bruise in his left foot and is not expected to play in Monday's game against the Heat, Adam Zagoria of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

After having to be helped off the floor towards the end of Sunday's game against the Nets, it doesn't appear that Schroder's injury is too serious. The point guard said he'll aim to get back on the floor for Thursday's matchup with the Bulls, but he should still be considered questionable-at-best for that game.
7:33 pm (EST)
Omri Casspi Headshot

Casspi (ankle) is listed as probable to play in Monday's game against the Mavericks.

Casspi has been held out of each of the last two games after suffering the ankle sprain in the Warriors' season opener against the Rockets. It looks like he'll be set to return Monday, and confirmation will likely come following the team's morning shootaround.
7:09 pm (EST)
David Nwaba Headshot

Nwaba recorded five points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one block across 18 minutes during Saturday's game against the Spurs.

The Bulls claimed Nwaba off waivers over the summer after playing 20 games for the Lakers the season before. With Kris Dunn (finger), Zach Lavine (knee) and Cameron Payne (foot) all out for the time being, Nwaba is in line for similar minutes to Saturday's game, as long as those three players are out.
7:06 pm (EST)
Milos Teodosic Headshot

Teodosic has been diagnosed with a plantar fascia injury in his left foot and ruled out definitely, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

While X-rays on Teodosic's foot came back negative, he still suffered a fairly serious injury in Saturday's win over the Suns. In his absence, Austin Rivers is expected to start alongside Patrick Beverley in the backcourt and see extended minutes, as the Clippers will likely want to keep Lou Williams in his role off the bench.
6:47 pm (EST)
Zhou Qi Headshot

Qi scored zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and gathered three rebounds and one block through seven minutes during Saturday's matchup against the Mavericks.

Qi wasn't expected to make the rotation this season as a rookie. The 7-foot-2 is considered to be defensive-minded as well as a strong rebounder and has the potential to be a decent three-point shooter. The 21-year-old will likely have trouble seeing the floor since Clint Capela and Nene Hilario returned for this season.
6:42 pm (EST)
Dennis Schroder Headshot

Schroder left Sunday's game against the Nets with a left ankle injury, Anthony Puccio of NetsDaily.com reports.

The point guard came down on Caris LeVert's foot and rolled his ankle. The pain was serious enough where Schroder had to be carried off the floor. The team will surely update his status later on Sunday, but with the Hawks set to play the second game of a back-to-back set Monday, it's likely Schroder misses at least one game. In his absence, Malcolm Delaney would be expected to start at point guard and play a fairly heavy dose of minutes.
6:33 pm (EST)
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