Fantasy Alarm NBA DFS Podcast - November 8
Jon Impemba and James Grande breakdown Thursday's four game slate
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F. Ntilikina - PG
Ntilikina (groin) did not take part in Tuesday's practice, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.
Ntilikina tweaked his troublesome groin during Sunday's game against the Clippers, and while he appears to have avoided a major setback, it's still very much unclear if he'll be available for Friday's game against the Raptors.
Added 1:08 pm (EST)
D. Collison - PG
Collison (quad) participated in Tuesday's practice and is expected to play in Wednesday's game against Oklahoma City, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Collison has missed the last three games with a right quad bruise, but it looks like he is on track to play after logging a full practice Tuesday. Should Collison officially return as the Pacers' starting point guard, Cory Joesph would return back to his role off the bench.
Added 12:44 pm (EST)
K. Knox - SF
Head coach David Fizdale is hopeful that Knox (ankle) will be able to play in Thursday's game against the Raptors after practicing in limited fashion Tuesday, Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic reports.
Knox left Sunday's game against the Clippers with a right ankle injury and did not return. It doesn't appear to be too severe given Fizdale's cautious optimism and that Knox was able to do some things at practice, but New York has no reason to rush the young man back to the court before he is ready. Look for updates on Knox's healthy to continue being reported over the next two days.
Added 12:34 pm (EST)
H. Giles III - PF
Giles (thigh) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports.
This will be Giles' fourth straight absence due to a bruised left thigh. The Kings, however, are still considering the big man as day-to-day, so they appear to be optimistic that he will Giles will be able to return before season's end.
Added 12:24 pm (EST)
T. Gibson - PF
Gibson (calf) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Clippers, Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Gibson has missed the last two games with a strained left calf and is on track to be sidelined for a third. Anthony Tolliver and Keita Bates-Diop will continue shouldering the reserve frontcourt minutes in Gibson's absence.
Added 12:12 pm (EST)
L. Deng - SF
Deng (Achilles) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Clippers, Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Deng has been sidelined for nearly a month, and at this point in the season, the Timberwolves don't really have a reason to bring the veteran back. However, with no update on his timetable, he'll continue to be day-to-day.
Added 12:09 pm (EST)
G. Green - SG
Green (shoulder) may be out for 7-to-10 days, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Green had already been ruled out for Tuesday's game in Milwaukee, but with this timetable, Green could miss another two or three games while nursing a strained left adductor. The Rockets' rotation won't be too heavily impacted by Green's absence, but it does likely mean even more minutes off the bench for Danuel House.
Added 11:49 am (EST)
M. Plumlee - C
Plumlee will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his injured left knee and be sidelined for the rest of the season, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Plumlee has been sidelined since December with soreness in his left knee and remained without a clear timetable since then. The Hawks should have an update on Plumlee's timetable once the operation is complete, but it is unclear as to what the big man's future in the league is. Given that Plumlee will be on an expiring contract next season, he may be a valuable trade asset for the Hawks should they want to make improvements to their young core in the offseason.
Added 11:44 am (EST)