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Al-Farouq Aminu, SF | ORL

Tue, Jul 07, 2020

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Al-Farouq Aminu Did Not Join Team To The Bubble

Orlando Magic forward Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) did not accompany the organization to the bubble on Tuesday. He is still rehabbing a knee injury and might not play with the team at all during the restart. Jonathan Isaac (knee) and Aaron Gordon were asked to fill the void during the regular season. Isaac did join the team to the bubble, but is still rehabbing his knee. Gordon, Terrence Ross, and Wesley Iwundu will be asked to step up if Aminu and Isaac are unable to play. Both Gordon and Ross could be DFS options, but Gordon has more upside.

Bradley Beal, SG | WAS

Tue, Jul 07, 2020

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Bradley Beal Unlikely To Undergo Surgery

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (shoulder) has decided to opt out of the upcoming NBA restart. He is dealing with a right rotator cuff injury, but is not expected to need surgery, according to Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard. Beal has been dealing with a shoulder issue for roughly eight months. He has progressively got worse over time, but the Wizards believe he'll be 100 percent healthy by the start of next season. Beal was able to average 30.5 points with a bad shoulder, so at this point his fantasy value should rise once healthy.

Spencer Dinwiddie, PG | BKN

Tue, Jul 07, 2020

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Spencer Dinwiddie Will Not Participate In Season Restart

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie has announced that he will not be participating in the NBA's season restart after testing positive for COVID-19. "After another positive test yesterday and considering the symptoms, Brooklyn Nets, team doctors and I have decided that it would be in the best interest for me and the team that I do not play in Orlando," Dinwiddie said. The 27-year-old was averaging 20.6 points, 6.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game while spending most of the season in the starting lineup due to the injury of Kyrie Irving. With Dinwiddie and Irving set to miss the resumption of the season, Caris Levert, Joe Harris and Tyler Johnson will see extended minutes and larger roles in the Nets backcourt.