Dudley is coming off toe surgery this offseason, missing training camp as well as the preseason. Most of his minutes played a season ago were coming off the bench behind starting power forward Marquese Chriss, a role Dudley will be competing with Dragan Bender for this season.
Casspi sprained his ankle during the team's preseason finale on Friday, but reportedly made enough progress over the weekend to be cleared to make his Warrior debut. Casspi looks to be a bit buried on the depth chart and will likely struggle to see significant minutes most nights, though Andre Iguodala's (back) absence Tuesday could provide a temporary uptick in playing time at the small forward spot.
It was announced last week that Leonard was expected to miss the opener, so this latest update doesn't come as much of a surprise. The Spurs continue to remain mum on his overall timetable for a return, however, meaning Leonard will continue to be evaluated on a game-to-game basis moving forward. Rudy Gay and Kyle Anderson should benefit the most from Leonard's absence, giving them a temporary boost in value to start the 2017-18 campaign. Leonard's next opportunity to take the court will be Saturday against the Bulls.
All signs seem to be pointing to James taking the floor. But, until he's officially cleared, we'll have to assume he's still questionable. If for some reason he ends up sidelined, expect the likes of Kyle Korver, Jae Crowder and J.R. Smith to absorb much of his workload.
Green was held out of Friday's preseason finale due to a back strain, but after having the weekend off for rest and recovery, it appears he's good to go for Tuesday's opener. Fantasy owners should still make one final check on his status just prior to tip-off to make sure he didn't suffer any setbacks in warmups, though if all goes as planned, Green should be active and in the starting lineup as usual.
Considering it's an illness, it likely won't keep Yabusele on the sidelines for long, though with the Celtics opening the season on a back-to-back set, there's certainly a chance he is also forced to miss Wednesday's tilt with the Bucks. Consider him questionable Wednesday for the time being, but another update will likely be provided following the team's morning shootaround.
Hollis-Jefferson left the team's preseason game Oct. 11 with a hand injury, though it doesn't seem to be serious, as he's ready to suit up for the team's first game. He opened training camp as the team's starting power forward, a role that's seemingly still his until further notice.
Randle was battling back spasms near the end of the preseason, and he's now nursing a rib injury. While he's been able to participate in most of practice Monday and Tuesday, Randle has been held out of 5-on-5 work. His activity level at Wednesday's session could ultimately determine his status for Thursday's opener against the Clippers.
There's no official word on when he may return, so he should be considered day-to-day after Wednesday's affair, assuming we don't learn any more information by then. As a result of his absence, Jeremy Lamb, Dwayne Bacon and Marvin Williams will likely all see significant run considering that Nicolas Batum (elbow) is also sidelined for an extended period.
This is a good sign for Patterson's availability Thursday during the team's season opener against the Knicks. That said, he should still be considered questionable until more word comes through.