This is the way too early report on the key situations to monitor going into Tuesday’s slate. Of course it will change, so keep up to date.
Sacramento @ Orlando
George Hill will likely continue to be the resting veteran for the Kings as his name circulates in trade talks. Look for Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic to pick up the majority of the minutes at the wing. Both could provide a solid return, the Magic rank dead last in efficiency allowed to opposing backcourts.
Kosta Koufos played on Monday, but could be a rest candidate on Tuesday. Look for WCS and Skal to pick up the majority of minutes in the frontcourt.
Aaron Afflalo returns from suspension….*Crickets*
Cleveland @ San Antonio
Kevin Love was dealing with an illness that held him out on Monday’s practice, but claims he will play. Barring a setback expect him to go on Tuesday.
Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out indefinitely with the same quadricep injury that kept him out to start the year. Kyle Anderson will start in his place and Lamarcus Aldridge leads the way in both usage and FPPM.
Manu Ginobili has been added to the injury report for Tuesday, we should expect the Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray to be the most productive in the backcourt with .98 fppm.
A surprise was added to the Spurs inactives- Pau Gasol will sit with a wrist injury. Giving a usage bump to the already appealing Aldridge, Anderson and Murray. Don’t be surprised if you see Davis Bertans help the Spurs run a small lineup, either. He’s been effective in 2018.
Brooklyn @ Oklahoma City
Nothing. :Thumbs Up Emjoi:
Boston @ Los Angeles Lakers
Guerschon Yabusele should return from an illness.
Lonzo Ball is doubtful for Tuesday. The Lakers have been cautious with the rookie; he hasn’t played since January 13. In his place, Tyler Ennis has started but never played more than 20 minutes and he got overtaken by Alex Caruso on Sunday, who is making the best of his two way deal, and put up over 30 fantasy points on Sunday.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is questionable with an achilles that has kept him out of the last two games. Josh Hart has started in his place and seen good run in 3 of the last 5 games, but in the last two outings it’s been Jordan Clarkson with smash performances of 47 and 59 fantasy-points alongside Caruso.
Kyle Kuzma is questionable with a hand injury. In his stead, Larry Nance would be the go to man at the power-forward position. He’s been insanely efficient in the last 5 games, averaging over a fantasy point per-minute.
New York Knicks @ Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell went down last Thursday with an ankle injury that will keep him out for two weeks. Kevon Looney and Zaza Pachulia stand to gain the most, but that’s not saying much. Neither played more than 16 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.
Andre Iguodala is day-to-day with a calf, and the veteran has missed a number of games already this season. Iggy’s minutes and usage have been minimal this year anyway, so the effect is negligible.