With Tony Parker sidelined for the next week or so, Patty Mills will start at PG going forward. He should be a solid play in DFS until his salary catches up and if you're in need of a PG in seasonal, Mills is a decent stop gap.
Bembry saw 18 minutes during the team's opener, so this news has significant implications. A timetable for a return has yet to be determined, though it seems safe to assume he'll be out through Monday, which is when he'll be further evaluated by doctors. In his absence, Malcolm Delaney, Taurean Prince and Luke Babbitt all seem like candidates to see additional run.
Leonard made the trip to Chicago with the team, but at this point it's very much unclear just how close he might be to returning to game action. The Spurs haven't commented on Leonard's availability, but he missed the entire preseason and certainly appeared hobbled in a video that emerged Friday of the MVP candidate boarding the team plane. Assuming Leonard sits Saturday, consider him day-to-day in advance of Monday's home matchup with Toronto.
This certainly isn't the start Paul or the Rockets wanted to their season. It's important to keep in mind that the team is still listing him as day-to-day, but fantasy owners should not be surprised if he misses games into mid-November. While he was absent Wednesday against the Kings, Eric Gordon was the main beneficiary, seeing 35 minutes and posting 25 points, four rebounds and three assists. Demetrius Jackson also got 10 minutes of run, but probably won't be fantasy relevant. James Harden will probably make for a safer DFS play while Paul is out as well.
Ntilikina turned his ankle badly during Friday's practice. More updates should emerge following Saturday morning's shootaround regarding his availability moving forward. If he sits the game out, Ramon Sessions and Ron Baker seem like the most probable candidates to occupy the point guard spot in the meantime. Jarrett Jack could also see run, but he didn't play during the team's opener.
This certainly isn't a good sign for the Knicks, who lack point guard depth, or Ntilikina, who is working his way back from a knee injury. More information should emerge on Ntilikina's injury as soon as team doctors get a look at him. If he misses time, Ramon Sessions, Ron Baker and Jarrett Jack are all candidates to see more run.
The rookie may have already lost his job after one game. In five minutes, the only statistic he recorded was one assist. Coach Fred Hoiberg has instead opted to give Kay Felder the job Saturday. Felder finished Thursday's season opener by dropped six points and six assists.
Ryan Arcidiacono was the team's reserve point guard to open the season, but after one game, coach Fred Hoiberg may have changed his mind. In 16 minutes Thursday, Felder posted six points and six assists.
Ajinca was slated to miss the first two games of the regular season, and with the big man still dealing with knee pain, the injections ended up being the best route for the team to take. With the given timetable, the best scenario for Ajinca would be a return in mid-November.
Beasley left Thursday's game against the Thunder with a left ankle sprain. More updates on his status should emerge following Saturday morning's shootaround. If he misses the game, Lance Thomas and Doug McDermott are candidates to see additional run.
He should be considered day-to-day ahead of Saturday's game against the Spurs until further notice. If he misses time, Quincy Pondexter and Paul Zipser will likely be the two main beneficiaries in his absence. Deeper reserves such as David Nwaba and Kay Felder could see more time as well. Regardless, we'll likely learn more about Valentine's status after Saturday's morning shootaround.
Hood played just 18 minutes while dealing with the illness during the team's season opener. While he was limited, rookie Donovan Mitchell saw 26 minutes (10 points, four assists) and Alec Burks saw 15 minutes (16 points). It's unclear how many minutes he'll play Friday, though the situation certainly seems fluid. For that reason, he makes for a risky DFS play.
While this may not be too different from the "unpredictable movements" he was cleared to do earlier in the month, it's worth noting that LaVine is continuing to progress well in his recovery. While he remains out, Justin Holiday should continue starting and see significant run at shooting guard.
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