Mannny Machado went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored against the Rays on Saturday.
While Machado still waits for a judgment on his hearing last Wednesday, he continues to stay hot at the plate, hitting safely in six of his last seven games and batting .346 (9-for-26) with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored over that span.He'll continue to play with his appeal pending, but keep an eye out for a decision as he'll likely be serving some sort of suspension soon. We just don;t know how many games yet.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Carmelo Anthony has undergone two MRIs on his ailing knee in the past three weeks.
Things are going from bad to worst for the Knicks. They just had to fire their coach and their star continues to deal with a banged up knee. The MRIs have come back clean but the team is more concerned over his long term health. We would not be surprised if the Knicks shut him down as a result of a lost season. If he does get shut down, it would open the doors for Langston Galloway, Derrick Williams and Lance Thomas to step up and show the organization what they can contribute. Kristaps Porzingis and Arron Afflalo would also have to carry more of the load with him off the court. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Ben McLemore will not play Monday.
This does not come as a surprise, he was considered doubtful to play on Monday night. This is just one less thing we have to worry about going into the evening slate of NBA games. Marco Belinelli will see the biggest uptick in minutes while James Anderson and Darren Collison should see the floor more as well. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Rudy Gay will not play Monday.
Gay was pulled from Friday night's game against the Nets after rolling his ankle. He was unable to play on Sunday against the Celtics. Monday night will be his second straight game out of the lineup and that means we will see a lot more of Omri Casspi than we would want to see but he'll be the biggest fantasy beneficiary. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Kevin Love (thigh) is listed as probable for Monday.
This would be pretty great for the Cavaliers if Love is able to suit up on Monday night. The quad injury he had been dealing with is not as bad as originally thought and looks to have only cost him one game. If he does play on Monday, Timofey Mozgov would head back to the bench and Tristan Thompson shifts back into the starting center spot. Analysis: Drew Phelps
The Knicks have fired Derek Fisher, sources told ESPN.
Kurt Rambis is expected to be given the title of "interim" head coach after the firing of Derek Fisher. It just does not seem to be working for Phil Jackson in New York. He hand picked Derek Fisher to be his guy and he lasted less than two full seasons. The Knicks don't seem to have much direction, not to mention that their star continues to deal with his surgically-repaired knee. Analysis: Drew Phelps