Obi Toppin is expected to play on Monday against the Celtics according to Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle. (Source: Jeremiah Johnson on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Toppin had been listed as questionable. He should be playing in his usual role with Indiana.
Mon, Dec 4th 6:40pm EST
By Ari Koslow
Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle said he expects Tyrese Haliburton to play on Monday against the Celtics. (Source: Jeremiah Johnson on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Haliburton had been questionable to play, but it was hard to envision him missing this game in the knockout round of the in-season tournament. Andrew Nembhard should return to his role with the second unit.
Anfernee Simons reportedly went through most of practice on Monday. (Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Simons has been sidelined for over a month now due to a torn UCL. He will eventually return to his starting role, likely alongside Shaedon Sharpe.
Pat Connaughton has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Knicks. (Source: NBA Injury Report)
Fantasy Impact: Connaughton will miss his third straight game after suffering a sprained ankle last week. MarJon Beauchamp should continue to see more minutes off the bench in his absence.
Chris Duarte has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Pelicans. (Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Duarte will be sidelined for the second straight game. With Keegan Murray back in the lineup, Duarte is off the fantasy radar.
The Portland Trail Blazers have placed Jerami Grant in concussion protocol. (Source: Portland Trail Blazers on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Grant left Saturday game against Utah during the fourth quarter and did not return. Matisse Thybulle figures to step into a starting role while Grant is sidelined.
Jordan McLaughlin practiced on Monday and could be ready to return at the end of this week or beginning of next week. (Source: Chris Hine on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: McLaughlin has been sidelined since the first week of November with a sprained MCL. His eventual return will lead to him moving back into his second unit role alongside Shake Milton.
Kelly Oubre Jr. was a full participant in practice on Monday and will play on Wednesday against the Wizards. (Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Oubre will return to the court after missing the last 11 games for the 76ers. Nicolas Batum likely returns to the second unit as a result.
Joel Embiid returned to practice on Monday. (Source: Justin Grasso on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Embiid has been sidelined the last two games for the 76ers'. He will look to make his return to the court on Wednesday against the Wizards.
Josh Green was sidelined in practice on Monday. (Source: Grant Afseth on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Green was sidelined in Saturday's game against the Thunder. His absence on Monday puts his status in doubt for Wednesday's game against Utah.
Grant Williams was absent from practice on Monday. (Source: Grant Afseth on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Williams has yet to miss a game this season, so his absence Monday puts his status in doubt a bit for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.
Mon, Dec 4th 2:57pm EST
By Ari Koslow
Tim Hardaway Jr. was sidelined in practice on Monday. (Source: Grant Afseth on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Hardaway has missed the Mavericks' last two games. His return to practice on Monday puts is a good sign for his return on Wednesday.
Kristaps Porzingis (calf) is progressing well and there is optimism that he can return to the lineup this week. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on X)
Fantasy Impact: Porzingis will miss his fourth straight game on Monday but looks to be trending toward a return sooner than later. There have been no setbacks in his recovery and the Celtics are hoping to have him back this week to play if they advance in the In Season Tournament.
Davion Mitchell (illness) is good to go for Monday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans. (Source: NBA Injury Report)
Fantasy Impact: Mitchell was out on Saturday thanks to an illness that he was recovering from, but he seems to have gotten better and he's off of the injury report altogether for Sacramento's game on Monday. He hasn't gotten a large workload lately but could pick up a few additional minutes if Chris Duarte (knee) is ruled out against the Pelicans.
Matt Ryan (elbow) is still out for Monday's game against the Sacramento Kings. (Source: NBA Injury Report)
Fantasy Impact: Ryan has been out for a large chunk of the season thanks to various injuries that he's been dealing with, and he's set to miss yet another game on Monday thanks to an elbow injury. It's unclear when he will be back, and New Orleans' lineup should remain relatively similar to how it's looked over the past few weeks without him.
Larry Nance Jr. is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after recently reaggravating his right rib fracture. (Source: Christian Clark on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Nance was out for a couple of weeks earlier this season thanks to a right-rib fracture that he suffered, and after briefly returning to the court at the end of November, he has reaggravated the injury and is set to be out for at least the next 4-6 weeks. Fantasy managers should look for Naji Marshall to play a bigger role in the veteran's extended absence.
Jalen Smith (heel/knee) will be out again for Monday's game against the Boston Celtics. (Source: NBA Injury Report)
Fantasy Impact: Monday will mark the third-straight game that Smith has missed because of a pair of injuries that he's dealing with. The team has yet to establish an exact timetable for his return, and he may have to miss more time beyond this game. He's averaging 15 minutes played per game so far this year, and Aaron Nesmith will continue to benefit from his absence from a fantasy perspective for however long Smith remains out.