While Davis was pulled from Friday's game against the Nuggets with a concussion, he's reportedly since been cleared of the concussion diagnosis and is now just dealing with a contusion of the orbit bone above his right eye. He's likely just got some overall soreness and swelling to the area, but the the fact that he's passed concussion protocol is very encouraging for his status on Monday. If all goes as expected, Davis should take the floor as usual, though another update will likely be provided following the team's morning shootaround.
Caboclo has seen action in just two games at the NBA level this season, meaning this call-up is likely just to provide the Raptors with depth. He's spent most of this season with the Raptors 905, where he's averaging 18.6 points and 7.2 rebounds over 33.0 minutes. .
McKinnie has now played in four games with the Raptors' G-League affiliate, averaging 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.3 steals across 33.3 minutes. That strong play has earned him a call-up to the big club, though he's yet to see double-digit minutes with the Raptors this season and will likely remain outside the regular rotation moving forward.
Hezonja was able to go after being listed as probable for Saturday's game with a head laceration. He's been an afterthought in Orlando's rotation this season, scoring double digit points just once this season.
It's unclear exactly when Durant picked up the injury, but it likely occurred during Saturday's game against the 76ers. With the Warriors heading into the second game of their back-to-back set, they'll try and avoid having Durant aggravate the injury further and keep him on the sidelines. Durant's next opportunity to play will be Wednesday against the Thunder, though in the meantime, look for Andre Iguodala, Patrick McCaw and Omri Casspi to help cover his minutes.
Hardaway sat out of Sunday's practice with a sore left foot, and at this point, is questionable for Monday's game. He underwent X-rays on the foot after Friday's game and they came back negative, so the injury doesn't seem to be too significant at this point, however more information should come out prior to Monday's contest.
Howard collected 16 rebounds in order to clinch his seventh double-double of the season. The veteran center had a dominating night on the defensive glass, collecting 12 rebounds on defense. While he may not average 20-plus points game as he did with Orlando in 2011-12, Howard is averaging a mighty 12.5 rebounds this season. Howard looks to add to this rebound totals when Charlotte takes on Minnesota on Monday.
Middleton joined Giannis Antetokounmpo as the only Bucks player to score in double figures during a blow-out loss. He finished with 23 points on only 12 field-goal attempts, but was not able to add much else to his stat line. He has slowly been rounding into form, and is clearly the second option on offense.
Antetokounmpo scored an in-efficient 24 points on Saturday, while hauling in 17 rebounds. He continues to put up massive numbers, even in blow-out losses. This was the first defeat since the acquisition of Eric Bledsoe, and barring this performance, the team have gelled well with their new point-guard. Antetokounmpo will get a chance to grab another victory on Monday against the Wizards.
The fact that Noel was only able to see three minutes of action in a blow-out game, does not bode well for his future. He is currently well down the pecking order, playing behind Dirk Nowitzki, Dwight Powell and even Salah Mejri. The upside remains but until he can find some consistent minutes, he is barely a stash in deeper leagues.
Matthews was able to find his shot on Saturday, leading the Mavericks to an easy victory. As is the case every season, he has been inconsistent from the field, shooting at only 35 percent for the season. On nights like this, he demonstrates his upside, but these performances are few and far between. He remains more of a streaming option if you are in need of three-pointers.
Rubio returned from a one-game absence due to a minor Achilles issue, and played just 16 minutes. This was due in part to the nature of the scoreline, and is probably not the best gauge of his health for owners. He has not been shooting the ball well over the last two weeks, and this continued against the Magic. Owners will be hoping he can turn it around when the Jazz face the surging Philadelphia 76ers on Monday.
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