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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
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The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: Week 3

by David Leggieri
Updated On: November 3, 2019, 1:09 am ET

Week 3 Schedule: Games Played

4 games: ATL, CHA, GSW, IND, MEM, MIL, MIN, OKC, ORL, PHI, POR

3 games: BOS, BKN, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, HOU, LAL, MIA, NOP, NYK, PHX, SAS, TOR, WAS

2 games: LAC, SAC, UTA

NBA Streaming Schedule:

Monday (6 games): Pistons @ Wizards, 76ers @ Suns, Bucks @ Wolves, Rockets @ Grizzlies, Blazers @ Warriors, Pelicans @ Nets

Tuesday (6 games): Magic @ Thunder, Heat @ Nuggets, Celtics @ Cavs, Lakers @ Bulls, Pacers @ Hornets, Spurs @ Hawks

Wednesday (9 games): Bulls @ Hawks, Magic @ Mavs, Knicks @ Pistons, Warriors @ Rockets, Wizards @ Pacers, Bucks @ Clippers, Wolves @ Grizzlies, Kings @ Raptors, 76ers @ Jazz

Thursday (4 games): Celtics @ Hornets, Blazers @ Clippers, Heat @ Suns, Thunder @ Spurs

Friday (11 games): Kings @ Hawks, Knicks @ Mavs, 76ers @ Nuggets, Pistons @ Pacers, Heat @ Lakers, Warriors @ Wolves, Raptors @ Pelicans, Grizzlies @ Magic, Nets @ Blazers, Bucks @ Jazz, Cavs @ Wizards

Saturday (5 games): Pelicans @ Hornets, Rockets @ Bulls, Mavs @ Grizzlies, Warriors @ Thunder, Celtics @ Spurs

Sunday (8 games): Raptors @ Lakers, Nuggets @ Wolves, Cavs @ Knicks, Bucks @ Thunder, Pacers @ Magic, Hornets @ 76ers, Nets @ Suns, Hawks @ Blazers

Back-to-backs:

Sunday (11/3)-Monday: Rockets

Monday-Tuesday: none

Tuesday-Wednesday: Bulls, Hawks, Magic, Pacers

Wednesday-Thursday: Clippers

Thursday-Friday: Blazers, Heat

Friday-Saturday: Grizzlies, Pelicans, Mavs, Warriors

Saturday-Sunday: Hornets, Thunder

Sunday-Monday (11/11): Raptors, Wolves

Three games in four nights: 

Monday-Thursday: none

Tuesday-Friday: Haws, Heat, Pacers, Magic

Wednesday-Saturday: Grizzlies, Mavs, Warriors

Thursday-Sunday: Blazers, Hornets, Thunder


Injury Notes: 

Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns will miss one game next week as they serve the second and final game of their suspensions.

John Collins (ankle) was able to practice the day after bruising his ankle and doesn’t appear to be in danger of missing Tuesday’s game.

Trae Young (ankle) wasn’t sporting much of a limp at Thursday’s shootaround, though he hasn’t progressed to anything strenuous as of yes (that we know of). The Hawks are off until Tuesday, so it’s possible he’s able to recover in time for that one. Young is day-to-day.

Robert Williams (hip) missed Friday’s win over the Knicks, but has a few days to rest up before Boston’s next game on Tuesday. He’s limited to deeper leagues at this point in time.

Jaylen Brown (illness) has missed the team’s last two games, Wednesday and Friday, but should have enough time to get healthy before their next game on Tuesday.

Enes Kanter (ankle) has remained sidelined since the season opener on Oct. 23. Hopefully he’s able to return on Tuesday after four more days of rest and recovery.

Nicolas Batum (finger) is expected to be out another three weeks or so.

Lauri Markkanen (side) briefly left Friday’s game to get checked out in the locker room, but was available to return and expects to play Sunday against the Pacers.

John Henson (hamstring) is out for the next 2-4 weeks.

Ante Zizic (foot) is expected to miss at least two more weeks, though there haven’t been any recent updates on his status.

Dylan Windler (leg) remains out indefinitely.

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Will Barton (toe) was seen in a walking boot while his teammates went through shootaround prior to Saturday’s game. He could miss a few games until the inflammation in his toe subsides. 

Reggie Jackson (back) has a stress fracture in his back and will be sidelined for at least the next four weeks. His season has yet to get off the ground.

Blake Griffin (knee, hamstring) says he’s feeling better, but he remains on the sidelines. The Pistons are hesitant to bring him back at anything less than 100 percent. 

Stephen Curry (hand) underwent surgery to repair his broken hand and will be out for the next three months.

Draymond Green (back, finger) entered Friday’s game against the Spurs with a back issue, and left it with a ligament problem in his finger. Coach Steve Kerr has already said that the team is going to make sure to avoid running Green into the ground, so it’s possible they give him some time to rest this week. Green is the only remaining member of the Warriors’ star-studded championship team that doesn’t have a serious injury.

Jacob Evans (groin) is sidelined for at least the next three weeks.

Kevon Looney (hamstring) will not play on Saturday against the Hornets and doesn’t appear to have a timetable for a return.

Gerald Green (foot) is likely out for the season.

Myles Turner (ankle) is listed as week-to-week, though he’s expected to be out for at least the next two weeks.

Domantas Sabonis (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game after bruising his calf on Friday. The Pacers have a back-to-back set on Sunday and Monday, so it's possible he's held out of one of those games.

Edmond Sumner (hand) will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

Kawhi Leonard (rest) seems likely to sit out one game of the team’s upcoming back-to-back set on Wednesday and Thursday.

Paul George (shoulders) remains out and without a concrete timetable for a return.

Rajon Rondo (calf) will miss the next two games, Sunday and Tuesday, with his next chance for a return being on Friday against the Heat. The Lakers seem happy to give him as much time as he needs to feel comfortable.

Jimmy Butler (foot) is questionable for Sunday’s game. If he’s unable to go, he’ll likely also be questionable for their first game of the week on Tuesday.

Justise Winslow (back) sat out of Thursday’s game and is questionable for Sunday’s game. Backs can be tricky, so it’s possible he sits out on Tuesday, too.

Derrick Jones Jr. (knee) remains sidelined without any updates on a potential return.

Derrick Favors (knee) is out on Saturday and seems unlikely to play on Monday in just a three-game week for the Pels. These early season knee issues are worrisome for the veteran.

Elfrid Payton (hamstring) is out on Sunday and seems likely to be out even longer.

Dennis Smith Jr. (personal) remains away from the team, though he could return for their game on Wednesday against the Pistons.

Steven Adams (knee) is set to miss another game on Saturday and will likely be questionable to play on Tuesday.

Shake Milton (knee) is out for at least the next four games, with his first chance to return coming next Sunday against the Hornets.

Hassan Whiteside (knee) is questionable for Saturday’s game against the 76ers, though his injury doesn’t appear serious. The Blazers’ following game is on Monday.

Zach Collins (shoulder) is still going through the recovery process and looks like a good bet to miss Monday’s game against the Warriors, and possibly a few more after that.

Marvin Bagley (thumb) is targeting a mid-November return.

Harry Giles (knee) continues to be unable to stay healthy.

Dante Exum (knee) remains out indefinitely.

Jordan McRae (finger) is still without a timetable for a return.

Potential Waiver Adds (under 50% owned in Yahoo leagues):

Dario Saric (48%) - 3 games

Aron Baynes (46%) - 3 games

Kevin Huerter (45%) - 4 games

Bobby Portis (44%) - 3 games

Coby White (43%) - 3 games

Marcus Morris (43%) - 3 games

Luke Kennard (42%) - 3 games

Frank Kaminsky (37%) - 3 games

Danuel House (29%) - 3 games

Eric Paschall (25%) - 4 games

Bryn Forbes (25%) - 3 games

De’Andre Hunter (24%) - 4 games

Rodney Hood (21%) - 4 games

Nerlens Noel (21%) - 4 games

Jordan Clarkson (19%) - 3 games

Matisse Thybulle (19%) - 4 games

Jahlil Okafor (14%) - 3 games

Michael Porter Jr. (12%) - 3 games

Dwayne Bacon (12%) - 4 games

Christian Wood (10%) - 3 games

Jordan Poole (8%) - 4 games

Troy Brown Jr. (8%) - 3 games

Dillon Brooks (7%) - 4 games

Goga Bitadze (6%) - 4 games

Malik Beasley (6%) - 3 games

Alec Burks (6%) - 4 games 

Josh Okogie (5%) - 4 games

Moritz Wagner (3%) - 3 games

Justin Holiday (3%) - 4 games

Damion Lee (3%) - 4 games

Jevon Carter (2%) - 4 games

Daniel Theis (2%) - 3 games

Ky Bowman (1%) - 4 games

Read more about potential waiver adds from Mike Gallagher and Jonas Nader.