Cunningham was arrested and plead guilty to driving while exhibiting the effects of having consumed alcohol. With Cunningham out, Lance Stephenson and Terrance Jones figure to see a large uptick in minutes, making them decent cash game plays in DFS on Friday.
Hart has been diagnosed with Achilles bursitis and hasn't been able to take part in a full practice yet this week. That doesn't bode well for his chances of taking the court Thursday, though the Lakers aren't yet ready to make a ruling on his availability. Look for another update following the team's morning shootaround, but even if he's cleared, Hart isn't expected to play a significant role right away.
Randle was limited in practice earlier this week, but he was feeling healthy enough to go full contact on Wednesday and came out of the session without any sort of setback. He's fully expected to take the court for Thursday's opener, so look for him to take on a full workload while operating as the team's starting power forward. That said, it's still worth it to check on his status once again just prior to tip-off to make sure he's officially good to go.
Casspi aggravated a right ankle injury during Tuesday's opener, which he originally suffered during the preseason schedule. The Warriors will likely take a cautious approach with his practice availability the rest of this week, and with a back-to-back set coming up on Friday and Saturday, it's unclear if he'll be able to give it a go in one, or both of those contests. Tentatively consider him questionable for Friday.
The decision to hold Green out comes as no surprise after he departed Tuesday night's loss to the Rockets with what the team is calling a left knee strain. Green underwent an MRI earlier Wednesday, but the team is still awaiting the results. For the time being, Green should be considered questionable for Friday's game in New Orleans. For what it's worth, coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday: "I don't think it's serious, but we'll see."
The veteran sat out the team's regular-season opening loss to the Rockets on Tuesday. His back seems to be improved, however, as he went through practice Wednesday. With Draymond Green (knee) set to undergo an MRI and possibly missing time, Iguodala's availability could become much more important in the coming games.
Both Felton and Patrick Patterson (knee) have put together back-to-back full practices, so they appear to be inching towards being available for Thursday's contest. Felton should have his status updated again following the team's morning shootaround, which should give us a better indication if he'll ultimately be cleared.
Patterson has been a full participant in back-to-back practices, so he appears to be trending in the right direction ahead of Thursday's contest. That being said, the Thunder haven't officially cleared him, so look for another update following the team's morning shootaround. Patterson is expected to back up Carmelo Anthony at power forward to start the year.
Randolph reportedly underwent oral surgery at some point earlier this week and it's certainly discouraging that he wasn't able to go through the team's morning shootaround. It appears he's trending towards sitting out, though continue to monitor his status up until the completion of warmups to make sure that's the case. If Randolph does sit out, Skal Labissiere should get all the minutes he can handle at power forward.
Len is dealing with a left ankle sprain and while he expects to ultimately be held out Wednesday, he indicated he hopes to be ready by Friday's tilt with the Lakers. With Len out, Tyson Chandler could pick up a couple more minutes, though it's more likely that guys like Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender benefit the most.
The former Virginia standout spent training camp with the Spurs but was waived last week in advance of the NBA's roster cutdown deadline. Expect Perrantes to primarily play for the Canton Charge of the G-League, but he could make a few appearances for the Cavs in the event of an injury to Derrick Rose or veteran Jose Calderon.
Davis came down with illness earlier this week, but he was able to take part in Wednesday's morning shootaround without any issues and has now been cleared to make his 2017-18 debut. He'll slot in at power forward alongside DeMarcus Cousins and should be one of the premier power forwards in the league for both season-long and DFS contests. Davis averaged 28.0 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.2 blocks across 36.1 minutes per game last season.
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