DFS NBA Coach & FanDuel/DraftKings Plays: December 13 Cover Image
DFS NBA Coach & FanDuel/DraftKings Plays: December 13
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Nick Young Headshot

Young (concussion) sat out Wednesday's practice, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

Young suffered a concussion during Monday's matchup with the Trail Blazers and is currently going through the league-mandated protocol. Typically, a player needs to go through a controlled practice in order to be cleared, so Young's absence from practice Wednesday is certainly discouraging for his availability heading into Thursday's game against the Mavericks. The Warriors haven't given him an official designation though, so consider Young questionable for now.
3:19 pm (EST)
Draymond Green Headshot

Green (shoulder) is doubtful for Thursday's contest against the Mavericks, Anthony Slater of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

Green has been absent two of the past three games while nursing shoulder soreness and was in too much discomfort to go through practice Wednesday. Though it's unlikely he'll take the floor Thursday, an official ruling will probably come after the team's morning shootaround that day. During the most recent game Green missed, Jordan Bell drew the start and played 26 minutes, Omri Casspi saw 25 minutes and David West got 18 minutes. Andre Iguodala played 32 minutes off the pine as well.
3:17 pm (EST)
Zaza Pachulia Headshot

Pachulia (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Mavericks, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

Pachulia was able to go through Wednesday's practice, but the Warriors will continue to take a cautious approach with him and he's expected to remain out for a third straight game Thursday. If Pachulia is out as expected, look for the likes of Jordan Bell, JaVale McGee and Davis West to see increased roles in the frontcourt.
3:14 pm (EST)
Zaza Pachulia Headshot

Pachulia (shoulder) was on the court for Wednesday's practice session, Mark Medina of the Mercury News reports.

Pachulia has missed two of the last three games with a lingering shoulder injury, though it's encouraging he was able to take part in practice Wednesday. His exact level of participation is still somewhat unclear, so it's still worth it to monitor his status heading into Thursday's matchup with the Mavericks. Tentatively consider him questionable for that contest, with guys like Jordan Bell, JaVale McGee and David West benefiting with more minutes if he's ultimately held out.
3:08 pm (EST)
Draymond Green Headshot

Green (shoulder) did not participate in Wednesday's practice and should be considered questionable for Thursday's tilt against the Mavericks, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Green has missed two of the past three games while nursing shoulder soreness. He played well in his one appearance (despite shooting 1-of-6 from the field), tallying two points, 13 assists, six rebounds, six blocks and three steals in 38 minutes. More information on his status should be available following Thursday's morning shootaround. If he's unable to give it a go, Omri Casspi, David West, Jordan Bell and Andre Iguodala are all candidates to help replace his workload.
3:06 pm (EST)
Josh Magette Headshot

Magette was assigned to the G-League on Wednesday.

Magette hasn't seen the floor over the last seven games with the Hawks, so he'll head to the G-League to get extended minutes and work on his overall development. He should continue to move back and forth between the two rosters, but won't be relevant for fantasy purposes unless a few injuries occur.
2:50 pm (EST)
Isaiah Canaan Headshot

Canaan is expected to sign a contract with the Suns, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

The Suns have four players sidelined for two weeks or longer, so they've been granted an injury hardship exception, which Canaan will be signed under. Canaan played in one game with the Rockets earlier this season while helping fill in for an injured Chris Paul at the time, but was waived and recently joined Northern Arizona of the G-League. He'll now move up to the big league and should provide depth in the backcourt. That said, with the likes of Tyler Ulis, Mike James, Josh Jackson and Troy Daniels all still available, Canaan may have to settle for a fairly deep reserve role right away, which limits any potential fantasy impact.
2:39 pm (EST)
Meyers Leonard Headshot

Leonard is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Heat due to an illness, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.

Leonard has seen an uptick in minutes with starting center Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) missing the past two games. Over that span, Leonard has posted a total of 16 points, eight rebounds and two assists across 38 minutes. Nurkic will be held out again Wednesday, giving Leonard another chance to see an expanded role. But, Leonard is also dealing with an illness, making him a 50/50 shot to play. If both big men are sidelined, Zach Collins and Ed Davis would probably handle the bulk of the minutes at center.
2:33 pm (EST)
Jusuf Nurkic Headshot

Nurkic (ankle) will not play during Wednesday's game against the Heat, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.

There was some hope Nurkic would be available Wednesday, as he was listed as questionable heading into morning shootaround. But, he apparently experienced significant discomfort during shootaround and has ultimately been ruled out. In his stead Monday, Meyers Leonard (illness), who is currently questionable, drew the start and played 18 minutes. If Leonard is sidelined or limited as well, Zach Collins, who saw 25 minutes off the pine Monday, is a strong candidate to see an even more expanded role. Ed Davis and Noah Vonleh could see an uptick in workload at the center position as well.
2:30 pm (EST)
Maurice Harkless Headshot

Harkless (quad) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's contest against the Heat, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.

Harkless has been sidelined over the past two games due to a bruised quad, though it apparently feeling better than expected after morning shootaround and has been upgraded to probable from questionable. If he ends up playing, Evan Turner, who has been starting in Harkless' stead, could head back to the pine and see a smaller workload.
2:26 pm (EST)
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