NBA News

Dennis Schroder    G  Hawks

 

 

Dennis Schroder rolled his left ankle during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game in Brooklyn and did not return. Schroder was in some very obvious pain, and unable to put any pressure at all on his left foot on the way back to the locker room, so he's almost assuredly looking at a multi-game absence here. He struggled mightily to find his shot in Sunday's matinee, finishing with 17 points on 5-of-22 shooting (7-of-7 from the stripe), eight assists, four boards, two steals and two turnovers in 31 minutes. If he does need to miss time, Malcolm Delaney will likely be logging heavy minutes as a starter, and he's on the radar as a potential speculative add in deep leagues.

Earl Watson    G  Suns

 

 

The Suns have reportedly fired head coach Earl Watson. The Suns have gotten off to a dreadful start this season, with egregious back-to-back-to-back blowouts, and someone had to take the blame for those horrible losses. In the meantime, associate head coach Jay Triano should step up as the interim head coach, and it would make sense to see guys like Marquese Chriss and Alex Len to become a larger part of the rotation, putting both those guys on the radar as a speculative add in 12-team formats.

Earl Watson    G  Suns

 

 

The Suns have reportedly fired head coach Earl Watson. The Suns have gotten off to a dreadful start this season, with two 40-plus point losses in three games, and someone had to take the blame for those horrible losses. In the meantime, associate head coach Jay Triano should step up as the interim head coach, and it would make sense to see guys like Marquese Chriss and Alex Len to become a larger part of the rotation, putting both those guys on the radar as a speculative add in 12-team formats.

Eric Bledsoe    G  Suns

 

 

Eric Bledsoe tweeted on Sunday afternoon, "I don't wanna be here." The Suns opened up the 2016-17 season with three horrendous blowouts, and Bledsoe obviously has not been thrilled with the early results. The 27-year-old guard doesn't make much sense on the rebuilding Suns' team, but him seemingly publicly requesting a trade on Twitter isn't exactly the best way to handle things. Suns owner Robert Sarver is reportedly going to meet with head coach Earl Watson today, and Bledsoe will assuredly be a part of that conversation. Bledsoe isn't in a great spot for fantasy value in Phoenix, so a trade wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing here.

Eric Bledsoe on Twitter

Oct 22 - 5:21 PM

Kawhi Leonard    F  Spurs

 

 

Leonard (quad) will remain sidelined for Monday's matchup against the Raptors.

RotoWire

Oct 22 - 5:20 PM

Kawhi Leonard    G/F  Spurs

 

 

Kawhi Leonard (quad) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Raptors. The Spurs apparently aren't going to provide a timetable for Leonard, but based on a video that went viral on Friday showing him struggling to walk up stairs, we'd speculate that he's not all that close. Rudy Gay and Kyle Anderson will continue to pick up the small forward minutes in his absence, with Gay being the more attractive target in fantasy hoops.

Jonas Valanciunas    C  Raptors

 

 

Valanciunas is dealing with a sprained left ankle and has been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Spurs.

RotoWire

Oct 22 - 5:09 PM

Jonas Valanciunas    C  Raptors

 

 

An MRI revealed a sprained left ankle for Jonas Valanciunas and he is being listed as day-to-day. Valanciunas will be traveling with the team for their upcoming six-game road trip, but he'll miss Monday's game in San Antonio. With JV on the sidelines, Lucas Nogueira could enter the starting five, and he might be worth a speculative add in deep leagues for those seeking a shot-blocking specialist. Serge Ibaka should be able to get closer to 30 minutes a night while Valanciunas is out.

Raptors MR on Twitter

Oct 22 - 5:04 PM

Jonas Valanciunas    C  Raptors

 

 

An MRI revealed a sprained left ankle for Jonas Valanciunas and he is being listed as day-to-day. Valanciunas will be traveling with the team for their upcoming six-game road trip, but he'll miss Monday's game in San Antonio. With JV on the sidelines, Lucas Nogueira could enter the starting five, and he might be worth a speculative add in deep leagues for those seeking a shot-blocking specialist. Serge Ibaka should also be able to get closer to 30 minutes a night while Valanciunas is out.

Raptors MR on Twitter

Oct 22 - 5:04 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope    G  Lakers

 

 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is expected to start in his regular-season debut, Sunday vs. the Pelicans. KCP has served his two-game suspension, so he should be starting the rest of the way, which will result in Corey Brewer heading back to the bench. There also might not be quite as many minutes available for Jordan Clarkson, and Lonzo Ball could see a minor dip in usage. Feel free to get Caldwell-Pope active.

Shahan Ahmed on Twitter

Oct 22 - 4:12 PM