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.
Cunningham was a late scratch for Monday's game against the Rockets due to an unspecified knee injury. It doesn't appear to be serious, however, as he's being listed as questionable in advance of Wednesday's game. An update on his status will likely be provided after he tests the injury out in morning shootaround. Anthony Davis (groin) is also being listed as questionable. If one, or both, of Davis and Cunningham are out, the Pelicans may have to dig deep for frontcourt depth.
Nelson is still recovering from an ankle injury he suffered Friday against the Kings and has missed the last two contests as a result. There's been no report of the point guard being able to return to practice in any capacity, so his return Wednesday seems unlikely, but the Pelicans should have another update following their morning shootaround.
Davis has missed four of the past six games while nursing left adductor soreness, averaging 23.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 blocks in the two games he did play. More information on his status should be available after he tests out the injury during Wednesday's morning shootaround. If he's held out, Dante Cunningham (knee) will likely draw the start and be the main beneficiary of Davis' absence. If Cunningham, who is also questionable, is unavailable, Cheick Diallo may see more run.
The illness doesn't seem to be too serious, as the team is anticipating him likely taking the floor Wednesday. That said, he'll likely see how he feels going through that day's morning shootaround before another update is made available. Jerebko has seen an expanded role over the past 14 games, averaging 21.3 minutes per game and posting 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds.
Neto took a blow to the head during Saturday's game against the Bucks and remains in the league's mandated concussion protocol. More information on his status should be available following Wednesday's morning shootaround.
Johnson has missed the past 20 games while nursing a right wrist sprain. But, he went through limited portions of Monday's practice, which is the first encouraging news we've heard about the veteran since the injury. As a result, he's being considered questionable for Wednesday's contest, though may now have a hard time finding a role considering the emergence of Donovan Mitchell and Alec Burks in his absence. Prior to getting hurt, he was seeing 19.1 minutes per contest. More information on his status should be available following Wednesday's morning shootaround.
Hood has missed seven consecutive contests due to left ankle soreness, but has progressed enough in his recovery to take the floor Wednesday. It's unclear at the moment if he'll be under a minutes restriction. That information will likely come after Wednesday's morning shootaround. As a result of Hood's return, Donovan Mitchell and Alec Burks could see downticks in workload. But, both have exceeded expectation in Hood's absence, so they may have earned themselves more playing time than they were garnering before. The Jazz's backcourt minutes are certainly worth monitoring in all formats.
Collins was sent down to the G-League for less than a day, as he simply practiced with the Bayhawks while the Hawks are in Cleveland for Tuesday's game against the Cavaliers. He should be considered day-to-day after Tuesday.
Batum began experiencing soreness in his left elbow over the weekend, which ultimately caused him to miss Monday's game after playing just 19 minutes Saturday. He'll seemingly be re-evaluated come Wednesday morning shootaround, though it's unlikely he'll be cleared. Assuming he's sidelined, Jeremy Lamb would probably be the main beneficiary.
Allen left Sunday's game with what was thought to be a knee injury, which subsequently caused him to miss Monday's contest. Upon further examination, it was revealed that Allen had suffered a fractured fibula, which could keep him out upwards of a month. He hasn't been a huge part of the team's rotation, but his 12.4 minutes per game will have to get distributed elsewhere. E'Twaun Moore, Ian Clark and Darius Miller are all candidates to see a slight uptick in workload.
Giles is still expected to be out until at least the beginning of January in order to make sure his knees are ready for the rigors of the NBA season, as the 19-year-old has had several surgeries since high school. There's no guarantee that he'll see significant run once he's cleared, as he's likely near the bottom of the depth chart in the frontcourt. But, towards the end of the year, he could be thrown into the fire, as the Kings did with their young players last year. More updates should be available as he continues to reach milestones in his recovery.
This will be Snell's third straight absence while he continues to nurse patella tendinitis in his left knee. Gary Payton II will likely get the start once again, with both Rashad Vaughn and DeAndre Liggins potentially seeing extended minutes off the bench.
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