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Markelle Fultz    G  76ers

 

 

76ers coach Brett Brown said he hasn't considered sitting Markelle Fultz until his shoulder heals up. "It’s not to the point where it’s affecting other parts of his game," Brown said. His shooting form looks rough, but his shoulder has a lot to do with it -- he's having trouble lifting his arm without discomfort. His 3-point shooting was a huge strength coming out of college, but he hasn't attempted a triple in five straight games if you include the preseason. While fantasy owners should be concerned, Philly fans shouldn't judge him at less than 100 percent.

Markieff Morris    F  Wizards

 

 

Markieff Morris (hernia) was able to play full-contact 1-on-1 at Saturday's practice. When asked if Morris is still on track to return in a few weeks, coach Scott Brooks sounded optimistic. "As of right now, yes," Brooks said. "If there’s no setback, and he hasn’t had a setback yet." Brooks added that his conditioning is better than expected, but fantasy owners should keep in mind that he'll likely be eased back into action. Once Morris is cleared, Kelly Oubre's minutes could take a hit.

Washington Post

Oct 22 - 10:57 AM

Kelly Oubre    F  Wizards

 

 

The Wizards have picked up Kelly Oubre's fourth-year option. This is just a formality, but it keeps Oubre in Washington through the 2018-19 season. After his phenomenal season opener with 14 points, eight boards, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers, Oubre fell back to earth in his second game with four points, seven rebounds, two steals and one turnover. He's played an average of 34.0 minutes so far, but that will trend down once Markieff Morris (hernia) returns -- he's reportedly getting very close.

Washington Post

Oct 22 - 10:53 AM

Jawun Evans    G  Clippers

 

 

Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Jawun Evans will be active for Tuesday's game vs. Utah. We don't know the results of Milos Teodosic's (foot) MRI, but this is an indication that the Clippers are expecting him to miss time. Evans had a strong finish to the preseason and it's possible he cracks the rotation, but he's not a fantasy pickup and the Clippers may just lean heavily on Austin Rivers, Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams.

Brad Turner on Twitter

Oct 22 - 10:41 AM

Frank Ntilikina    G  Knicks

 

 

Frank Ntilikina (ankle) is hopeful to return for Tuesday's game vs. Boston. "I don’t know. It’s like the knee," Ntilikina said (he battled a knee issue in training camp). "We’ll try to get it better day by day and try to be back as soon as possible." The Knicks continue to shower praise on the No. 8 overall pick, but he's currently buried on the depth chart and is just a stash in dynasty leagues at the moment. As for his durability, Ntilikina said he played almost every game last season in the French League, so it sounds like he's just having some bad luck staying healthy as a Knick.

New York Post

Oct 22 - 10:01 AM

Patrick Beverley    G  Clippers

 

 

Beverley scored 15 points (6-8 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding five steals, two rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes during Saturday's 130-88 rout of the Suns.

RotoWire

Oct 22 - 9:39 AM

Lou Williams    G  Clippers

 

 

Williams scored 18 points (7-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT) while adding six assists and three rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 130-88 rout of the Suns.

RotoWire

Oct 22 - 9:33 AM

Blake Griffin    F  Clippers

 

 

Griffin scored 29 points (7-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 12-14 FT) while adding eight rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 28 minutes during Saturday's 130-88 rout of the Suns.

RotoWire

Oct 22 - 9:33 AM

Tyson Chandler    C  Suns

 

 

Chandler scored six points (3-4 FG) while adding 14 rebounds in 24 minutes during Saturday's 130-88 loss to the Clippers.

RotoWire

Oct 22 - 9:33 AM

Willy Hernangomez    C  Knicks

 

 

Willy Hernangomez was a DNP-CD on Saturday vs. the Pistons. After playing four minutes of garbage time in the season opener, Saturday's game confirmed that Hernangomez is behind both Kyle O'Quinn and Enes Kanter. The Knicks called Hernangomez one of their four building blocks for their rebuild this summer, so it was tough for fantasy owners to see this coming. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said Hernangomez's "opportunities will come" and cited his defense as the reason he's buried on the depth chart, so fantasy owners will have to treat him like a stash going forward.

New York Post

Oct 22 - 9:28 AM