NBA News

Caris LeVert    G  Nets

 

 

Caris LeVert will enter the starting five for Sunday's game against the Hawks, sending Allen Crabbe back to the bench. The Nets will roll out a starting five featuring D'Angelo Russell, LeVert, DeMarre Carroll, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Timofey Mozgov in this one, and the starter designation makes LeVert an intriguing DFS option. Crabbe has actually played better with the second unit this season, and he should still see quality minutes regardless of how he enters the game, so he doesn't necessarily lose value in a bench role.

Tom Lorenzo on Twitter

Oct 22 - 2:49 PM

Michael Carter-Williams    G  Hornets

 

 

Carter-Williams (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Bucks, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.

RotoWire

Oct 22 - 2:40 PM

Dwayne Bacon    G  Hornets

 

 

Bacon will start at small forward Monday against the Bucks, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Oct 22 - 2:40 PM

Devin Harris    G  Mavericks

 

 

Harris (personal) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Warriors, Earl K. Sneed of the Mavericks' official site reports.

RotoWire

Oct 22 - 2:40 PM

D.J. Augustin    G  Magic

 

 

D.J. Augustin said he's feeling more comfortable in his second season with the Magic. "It’s my second year playing for the same coach, the same system, mostly the same teammates," Augustin said. "So I feel a lot more comfortable knowing what’s a good shot, what’s a bad shot, where to get other guys good shots and not take bad shots. It just feels a lot better this year." Augustin posted a 12-point, 10-dime double-double in a win over the Cavs on Saturday sans Elfrid Payton (hamstring), so he's someone to consider as a speculative add in deeper formats with Payton likely out a few more games.

Orlando Sentinel

Oct 22 - 2:40 PM

Dwayne Bacon    G/F  Hornets

 

 

Dwayne Bacon will remain in the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with Milwaukee. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) will remain on the sidelines for Monday's game, giving Bacon another opportunity to start, although that doesn't mean much in fantasy hoops. In two starts this season, Bacon has only managed to put in averages of 7.0 points, 2.0 triples, 6.5 boards, 1.0 assist and 2.0 turnovers per contest on 50.0 percent shooting.

Rick Bonnell on Twitter

Oct 22 - 2:30 PM

Michael Carter-Williams    G  Hornets

 

 

Michael Carter-Williams (knees) will remain on the sidelines for Monday's game in Milwaukee. MCW remains without an official timetable, but considering he's yet to take contact at practice, we're going to have to consider him doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets as well. Malik Monk and Julyan Stone will continue to help backup Kemba Walker in his absence.

Rick Bonnell on Twitter

Oct 22 - 2:26 PM

Josh McRoberts    F/C  Mavericks

 

 

Josh McRoberts (lower extremity injury) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Warriors. He's yet to make his regular-season debut, and the Mavs are in no rush to get him back on the court. McRoberts won't have a large role in Dallas this season, so he's safe to leave on the wire in all settings.

Dennis Smith    G  Mavericks

 

 

Smith (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Warriors, Earl K. Sneed of the Mavericks' official site reports.

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Oct 22 - 2:23 PM

Seth Curry    G  Mavericks

 

 

Seth Curry (left tibia stress reaction) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Warriors. Monday will mark Curry's fourth straight game on the sidelines, and it's unclear exactly when he'll be able to get back to the court. Head coach Rick Carlisle has indicated that this will be a week-by-week issue, and with Dallas ruling him out a full day in advance, it doesn't seem like he's all that close. With Dennis Smith Jr. (knee) also questionable, Yogi Ferrell could be forced into heavy minutes on Monday night with J.J. Barea earning the start.