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  • Raptors pick up Delon Wright's option
    The Raptors have picked up Delon Wright's (shoulder) third-year option.

    Advice: The PG isn't expected to be ready until at least Christmas, so Fred VanVleet will be the third-string PG until Wright is healthy. 33 minutes ago
  • Briante Weber to join Miami's D-League team?
    Briante Weber is expected to join the Heat's D-League affiliate if he clears waivers.

    Advice: Weber is a solid defender and racked up 19 steals during the preseason, but he needs to develop on the offensive end. We'll let you know where he ends up. 52 minutes ago
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  • Pat Beverley (knee) re-evaluated in 3 weeks
    Patrick Beverley (knee) will be re-evaluated in three weeks following his Tuesday surgery.

    Advice: He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to the procedure. Based on that timetable following the procedure, Beverley will miss between 14-21 games. It'll be James Harden and his preseason-high 10.7 assists per game running the point with Eric Gordon also getting a major bump. Yesterday, 5:43 pm
  • Carlisle thinks Curry could still break out
    Coach Rick Carlisle said Seth Curry is still young enough to make "a quantum leap" this season.

    Advice: He didn't really make the leap in the preseason, averaging 10.7 points, 2.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 treys in 19.0 minutes. Carlisle is fully expected to use Curry at both guard spots and he should be handling the ball. The MVP's little brother might start slow, but several things could go his way to help him break out. He's a solid last-round lottery ticket in standard leagues. Yesterday, 4:17 pm
  • Pelicans waive Quinn Cook on Saturday
    Pelicans waive G Quinn Cook.

    Advice: New Orleans needs more help on the wing than at the point, and that's the fact that cooked Quinn here. Yesterday, 3:42 pm
  • Stephen Curry admits Warriors still adjusting
    Stephen Curry admitted that the Warriors are still adjusting to playing with Kevin Durant.

    Advice: "We’re continuing to build chemistry and flow of where shots are going to come from and everybody [is learning] the little nuances of our offense," Curry said. "Like when to cut, when to come off the dribble and when to screen for somebody, just based on where you are on the court. Those aren’t set play calls; it’s just organized chaos." Despite Golden State still working out the kinks, we're confident this group will be ready to roll when the regular season begins this week. Yesterday, 3:02 pm
  • Hornacek pleased with Rose's conditioning
    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek is pleased with where Derrick Rose's conditioning is despite the point guard missing so much time in the preseason.

    Advice: "He looked good," Hornacek said. "We did some up and down. His conditioning was good. He’s picking up on the stuff that we’re doing pretty well. It looked good today for being off a couple of weeks." Rose said that he feels "good," but that's what we expect all players to say in this situation. Additionally, the former MVP said that the Knicks will play an "up-tempo type game" and will only use the triangle "on out of-of-bounds plays." Yesterday, 2:59 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) hoping to duck surgery
    Jerryd Bayless (left wrist) is hoping to avoid surgery.

    Advice: Bayless will be reevaluated in two weeks, but surgery is not off the table at this time. While the Sixers and the veteran PG are hopeful that rest and rehab will do the trick, it sounds like the possibility for him to be out for an extended period of time is very real. Philadelphia is likely going to expedite its cause to find a third-string point guard behind Sergio Rodriguez and T.J. McConnell. Yesterday, 2:24 pm
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) won't practice on Monday
    Marcus Smart (left ankle sprain) will not practice on Monday.

    Advice: Smart is out of his boot and looking a lot better, but Brad Stevens won't commit to him being ready for the season opener. If he has to miss a a game or a handful of contests, Terry Rozier would be in line for more minutes. Yesterday, 2:15 pm
  • Report: Aaron Harrison makes final roster
    Aaron Harrison has made Charlotte's final roster, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: The Hornets have invested in Harrison's development, so we can't say that we're surprised. Having said that, there is no fantasy value to be had here. Yesterday, 1:49 pm
  • Knicks hoping Randle will head to D-League
    The Knicks are hopeful that Chasson Randle (orbital wall fracture) will head to the D-League once he's healthy.

    Advice: Despite waiving Randle, the Knicks remain interested in keeping him around for the future. "We really liked what he did with us," Jeff Hornacek said. It's definitely conceivable that Randle resurfaces in New York or with another NBA team later this season. Yesterday, 1:40 pm
  • Report: Wolves still shopping PG Tyus Jones
    The Timberwolves remain "engaged in trade talks on Tyus Jones," sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: The Sixers are just one of the teams in the hunt, but a deal between the two teams would make sense given Philadelphia needs more at point guard and Minnesota currently has four of them on the roster. With the Timberwolves deciding to keep veteran John Lucas III, a Jones trade seems likely if not definite sooner rather than later. Yesterday, 1:20 pm
  • Report: Beverley (knee surgery) out 4-6 weeks
    Patrick Beverley (left knee surgery) is expected to miss the next four-to-six weeks, a source told Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

    Advice: Beverley is expected to undergo the procedure on Tuesday. This timetable aligns much more with what Mike D'Antoni had previously said regarding his expectation that Beverley would miss about 20 games, so it sounds like the three-week timetable to return that was previously reported was a bit optimistic. In Beverley's absence, Eric Gordon is expected to get the majority of minutes alongside James Harden, but we should see some of Pablo Prigioni and possibly K.J. McDaniels, as well. Yesterday, 1:12 pm
  • Alec Burks (knee, ankle) still not practicing
    Alec Burks (knee and ankle surgeries) is still not practicing with the team.

    Advice: Burks is out indefinitely and not much of a fantasy consideration given all of Utah's depth. It's not yet clear when he may be able to return to the court. Yesterday, 12:14 pm
  • Kyrie Irving (calf) resumes regular routine
    Kyrie Irving (calf) has returned to a full practice.

    Advice: Irving revealed that the original soreness was due to the after-effect of him "needling" his calf (read: acupuncture) prior to game action. The good news is that he's expected to be absolutely fine and is in no danger of missing any regular season time. With Kay Felder in the league's concussion protocol, Irving should be looking at sizable minutes right out of the gate. Yesterday, 11:40 am
  • Heat waive Briante Weber on Saturday morning
    Heat waive G Briante Weber.

    Advice: Weber had a chance of making the team after spending time with Miami last season, but he was outplayed by Rodney McGruder. He's once again a possibility to join the Heat's D-League team. Yesterday, 11:22 am
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  • Kay Felder enters the concussion protocol
    Kay Felder has entered the league's concussion protocol.

    Advice: This puts his status for opening night in question and it could leave the Cavs with just one point guard in Kyrie Irving. If Felder can't go, we should see Iman Shumpert and possibly Jordan McRae at the one, but it's still too tough to trust them in standard leagues. LeBron James will have additional responsibilities handling the ball. Yesterday, 10:59 am
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) sheds his walking boot
    Marcus Smart (ankle) is out of his walking boot.

    Advice: Coach Brad Stevens said that Smart was able to lift weights on Saturday and refused to rule him out for the season opener. There will be another update after the weekend, but Smart should still be considered a little closer to doubtful. Terry Rozier has the most to gain if Smart misses time. Yesterday, 10:35 am
  • Derrick Rose returns to practice Saturday
    Derrick Rose joined the Knicks at practice on Saturday.

    Advice: He was cleared of all charges in a civil rape case last week. Rose missed a lot of time during the preseason because of the case and will need some time to get his legs under him again. Brandon Jennings looked solid in the preseason, but the starting job is still Rose's to lose. At best, he's a late-round pick in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:14 am
  • Reggie Jackson hoping to beat his timetable
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) is hoping to beat the 6-8 week timetable he was given.

    Advice: He said he wants to be back on the court four weeks after the procedure date (Oct. 10), so that would have him returning to the practice court in early November. He would still need a couple weeks of practice after that, so he'd still be looking at about 14-18 games missed if he's right about his progress. Players are usually a little too optimistic about return dates, so just take this with a grain of salt. Ish Smith is worth owning everywhere until R-Jax returns. Yesterday, 9:49 am
  • ESPN confirms MIA not looking to trade Dragic
    Marc Stein of ESPN confirmed that the Heat aren't looking to trade Goran Dragic, but did hint that their stance could change.

    Advice: If the Heat get off to a rough start with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade no longer around, they may be willing to listen to offers for Dragic if they want to start rebuilding. For now, coach Erik Spoelstra has informed Dragic that he's in Miami's plans moving forward and his status as a mid-round pick in standard leagues was solidified by a strong preseason. Yesterday, 9:17 am
  • Brady Heslip headed to the D-League
    Brady Heslip is expected to join Raptors 905 in the D-League after being waived by Toronto.

    Advice: A report by Shams Charania of The Vertical confirmed on Saturday that Fred VanVleet won the 15th roster spot in Toronto. Heslip can shoot it with the best of them and will hopefully get another chance in the NBA soon. Yesterday, 9:02 am
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  • Spoelstra praises the play of Tyler Johnson
    Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the game is "slowing down" for Tyler Johnson.

    Advice: "The game is slowing down for him because he is so quick, so aggressive, gets into gaps — but he’s doing it with more thought now," Spoelstra said. "He’s seeing the defense. He’s seeing what he can attack and let the game come to him while he’s still being himself." Johnson said he likes coming off the bench as a combo guard and wants to be utilized the same way that Manu Ginobili is in San Antonio. It doesn't sound like the Heat will trade Goran Dragic just yet, but Johnson will serve as The Dragon's backup while also spending time at shooting guard. That means he could still see minutes in the mid-20s which puts him on the standard-league radar. Yesterday, 8:13 am
  • Wizards waive Casper Ware
    The Wizards have waived Casper Ware.

    Advice: The Wizards are playing with fire with only two active point guards on their final roster in John Wall and Trey Burke. Yesterday, 7:53 am
  • Hawks hoping to extend Dennis Schroder
    Hawks GM Wes Wilcox said that he's hoping to extend Dennis Schroder's contract before the Oct. 31 deadline.

    Advice: "It’s the deadline for both Dennis and Tim Hardaway Jr," Wilcox said. "We’ve had conversations with both representatives. It’s too difficult to say if something will get done and those conversations, as always, we keep internal. But yes, we’ve had conversations with both." The Hawks traded away Jeff Teague to give Schroder the keys to the offense, and considering they only have two PGs on their 15-man roster, they must be comfortable with him as their starter moving forward. He's worth a mid-round pick this season. Yesterday, 7:24 am
  • Steph Curry scores 35 points in 28 minutes
    Stephen Curry scored 35 points in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Friday, adding four rebounds, two assists and eight 3-pointers.

    Advice: Yeah, we get it. The Warriors are just too good. Curry's preseason scoring rate wasn't hurt too much this preseason, averaging 19.7 points, 4.0 boards, 3.9 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.4 treys in just 24.2 minutes. He's still a decent bet to be fantasy's top player. Friday, 10:40 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores nine
    Eric Bledsoe scored nine points with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and five turnovers on Friday night.

    Advice: His assist rate did take a bit of a hit with his minutes next to Devin Booker, but it's not a strong enough correlation to draw any conclusions. Even if the rate does drop, Bledsoe lost weight and the Suns are absolutely flying in pace of play to negate that possible lost. The bottom line is Bledsoe's biggest risk remains his injury history and his prospective owners can still pounce in the early rounds. Friday, 10:10 pm
  • Brandon Knight gets 27 minutes
    Brandon Knight played 27 minutes on Friday with 14 points, two rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This was a dress rehearsal for the Suns, so the 27 minutes seem like a fair expectation for Knight. Coach Earl Watson looks like he wants to get Leandro Barbosa in the mix and gave him 16 minutes tonight, so that would eliminate a three-guard rotation. While Knight's value should still be solid in the second unit, his upside is capped. That said, he makes sense in the 75-100 window of a standard draft. Friday, 10:05 pm
  • Pat Beverley (knee scope) out 3 weeks
    Patrick Beverley (knee) will undergo a minor surgical scope on his left knee early next week.

    Advice: He is expected to miss three weeks, which is a slightly better prognosis than what coach Mike D'Antoni said with Beverley possibly missing 20 games. The Rockets are going to lean more on Eric Gordon and James Harden to take on most of their guard minutes while Pablo Prigioni, K.J. McDaniels and Tyler Ennis could fill in the gaps. Friday, 9:34 pm
  • Pablo Prigioni returns on Friday
    Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) returned on Friday with 10 points, one assist and two 3-pointers in 19 minutes.

    Advice: He may not have been 100 percent, but coach Mike D'Antoni wanted to get a look at him. It's still unclear how the Rockets will handle the point guard minutes behind James Harden, but there likely won't be enough to matter for Prigioni to have value. Friday, 9:23 pm
  • Tyler Ennis scores six points
    Tyler Ennis scored six points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 21 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: He had a chance to get into the rotation, but he didn't really help himself. Ennis will have to battle with Pablo Prigioni for minutes, but there likely won't be enough minutes to matter anyway. Friday, 9:19 pm
  • Tyler Johnson locks up backup PG job
    Tyler Johnson scored eight points with two rebounds, one block and two turnovers in 19 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Most signs point to Beno Udrih and Briante Weber not making the team, which means Johnson will take on the backup point guard minutes. He was also groomed as a shooting guard at times, so he could wind up getting minutes in the mid-20s. Johnson played well enough and offers enough upside to be a last-round flier in standard leagues. Friday, 8:26 pm
  • Goran Dragic finishes up a strong preseason
    Goran Dragic scored 17 points with five rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and three turnovers on on Friday.

    Advice: It was a strong preseason for Dragic, averaging 13.5 points, 3.2 boards, 6.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 treys on 55.2 percent from the field in 25.6 minutes. There are a lot of shots to go around with high-usage Dwyane Wade in Chicago, so Dragic has upside as a top-50 pick. Friday, 8:20 pm
  • Pat Beverley expected to miss 20 games
    Coach Mike D'Antoni said Pat Beverley (knee) is expected to miss about 20 games.

    Advice: The timetable is about the same whether he waits it out or has surgery, so we still don't know the treatment plan. Whatever the case, if he misses 20 games, that puts his target date at Dec. 5 against the Celtics -- he could miss fewer than that, though. James Harden is going to get the starting job and play massive minutes. After that, it looks like Tyler Ennis is next in line. Eric Gordon is also locked in for minutes at SG with Harden at the point. Friday, 7:51 pm
  • Ennis, KJ, Brewer, Ryno & Nene to start
    Nene, Ryan Anderson, K.J. McDaniels, Corey Brewer and Tyler Ennis will start on Friday.

    Advice: Nene isn't going to play a lot with the Rockets giving their guys a night off. This will be a big chance for Ennis to show he can get in the rotation behind James Harden while Pat Beverley (knee) is on the shelf. Friday, 4:14 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) out at least 2 weeks
    Jerryd Bayless (sore left wrist) will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Advice: That officially rules him out to start the season. Bayless will not need surgery at this time and hopefully he can be cleared in two weeks. He has been a bit of a slow healer, so it's possible he misses more time. Sergio Rodriguez and T.J. McConnell will handle the PG minutes. Friday, 3:39 pm
  • Goran Dragic back for Friday
    Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside will play on Friday.

    Advice: Dragic got the night off on Thursday to get some rest. The Heat have most of their guys back for this game, but coach Erik Spoelsta did say the Heat key guys will play "a few minutes." Friday, 3:27 pm
  • Dennis Schroder not feeling pressure
    Dennis Schroder said he's not feeling pressure as the new starting point guard.

    Advice: "They say it’s my team," Schroder said. "I’m the point guard. For me, pressure is not really there because I’ve got so many guys who play on a [high] level." He's looked fine in the preseason and has even assisted Dwight Howard eight times during the preseason. We did see coach Mike Budenholzer put him in the doghouse for guys like Shelvin Mack, but Schroder seems to be locked in for minutes in the mid 30s. Friday, 12:54 pm
  • Knicks waive Randle
    Knicks waive G Chasson Randle.

    Advice: The eye injury might have cost him here. Randle was creating some buzz as a possible third point guard, but the Knicks starting Sasha Vujacic on Thursday was a troubling sign. Randle may join an NBA team on a 10-day deal down the line. Friday, 11:13 am
  • Marcus Smart's MRI comes back clean
    An MRI on Marcus Smart's sprained left ankle came back clean.

    Advice: This is good news, but there is no update to Smart's timetable and his return will depend on how well his ankle responds to treatment. We'll consider him questionable for the season opener, while preseason star Terry Rozier would be in line for a significant bump in minutes if Smart can't go. Friday, 8:37 am
  • Derrick Rose won't play Thursday vs. Brooklyn
    Derrick Rose will not suit up for Thursday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: Rose never had a realistic shot of suiting up for Thursday's game as Jeff Hornacek has said that he wants Rose to go through some practices before he takes the court. He'll likely be the Knicks starting point guard to open the year, but it's tough to justify spending anything more than a late-round selection on the former-MVP. Thursday, 3:43 pm
  • Briante Weber will start Thursday vs. CHA
    Briante Weber will be in the starting lineup for Thursday's preseason game against the Hornets, with Goran Dragic (rest) unavailable.

    Advice: Dion Waiters, Wayne Ellington, Derrick Williams and Hassan Whiteside (personal) will join Weber in the starting unit for tonight's game. Weber is a solid defender, but he won't see enough minutes this season while the team is at full strength to make a difference in fantasy hoops. It's worth pointing out that this will be Williams' fifth consecutive start at power forward, so it looks like he'll be starting for Miami on opening night. Thursday, 3:28 pm
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  • Goran Dragic (rest) out Thursday vs. Hornets
    Goran Dragic (rest) will sit out Thursday's preseason game against the Hornets.

    Advice: It's the first game of a back-to-back set, so it's not surprising at all to see Erik Spoelstra dish out a rest day to the 30-year-old veteran. With Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh (blood clots) no longer in Miami, Dragic should easily be able to put up top-60 value as one of Miami's primary offensive weapons. Thursday, 2:37 pm
  • Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) questionable Friday
    Pablo Prigioni (left shoulder) is questionable to play in Friday's preseason finale against the Spurs.

    Advice: If there's any doubt about the health of Prigioni's shoulder, you can bet that he won't be taking the court Friday night. Prigioni will turn 40 years old this season, and is not worth a draft pick in any setting. Thursday, 2:18 pm
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) questionable for opener
    Danny Ainge said that it's unclear if Marcus Smart (sprained left ankle) will be ready for Boston's regular season opener against the Nets on October 26.

    Advice: "Obviously we’ll be very careful with him," Ainge said. "The next few days we’ll have a better indication on Marcus’ ankle and how much it swells. It didn’t seem to be a terrible one, and yet he was in some pain so it is a little bit concerning." Smart was spotted leaving the TD Garden on crutches after Wednesday's game, and Boston beat reporters have speculated that he's looking at a two-week absence, so it seems unlikely that he'll be ready by opening night. Terry Rozier will benefit most in Smart's absence, while Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas will log extended minutes. Thursday, 1:35 pm
  • Kyrie Irving (calf) doesn't practice Thursday
    Kyrie Irving (left calf tightness) did not practice on Thursday.

    Advice: The Cavs maintain that Irving is fine, but with the regular-season just five days away, they're going to be extremely cautious with their star guard. Additionally, the Cavs are reportedly looking to add another backup point guard to the roster via trade, because they'd like to keep Irving's minutes "relatively low" during the regular-season and they don't believe Kay Felder is ready to handle major minutes at the NBA level. Mo Williams and Jordan McRae are the most likely to be traded. Thursday, 11:39 am
  • Derrick Rose unlikely to play against Nets
    Derrick Rose is unlikely to play against the Nets on Friday, according to head coach Jeff Hornacek.

    Advice: Rose's civil trial has concluded, but Hornacek said he'd need to beg to get into Friday's preseason finale. While it doesn't look like we'll see Rose in the preseason, he'll open the regular season as the Knicks starting point guard and is worth a look in the later rounds of standard fantasy drafts. Thursday, 7:01 am
  • Steph Curry pours in 32 points w/ full line
    The Warriors beat the Lakers 123-112 on Wednesday, led by Steph Curry's 32 points on 11-of-19 shooting with six 3-pointers, five assists, five rebounds, three steals and one turnover.

    Advice: Steph shot 11-of-19 from the field and 4-of-4 from the FT line in a prime example of the Warriors' stat-happy attack -- Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson all filled up the boxscore despite playing no more than 32 minutes. Sure, this came against a Lakers team which ranked dead-last in defensive efficiency last year, but it doesn't negate the fact that Steph is a truly elite fantasy option in any format. Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) to be reevaluated Thurs
    Marcus Smart (sprained left ankle) exited TD Garden on crutches after Wednesday's game, and he will be reevaluated on Thursday.

    Advice: "Early indications are that it looks like it will hopefully [be] not too long term," said coach Brad Stevens. Multiple beat writers have suggested a loose two-week timetable for Smart's return, which is good news for fantasy owners -- he turned the ankle badly, but seems to have avoided a high-ankle sprain. Terry Rozier would be the biggest winner if Smart misses any games, with Avery Bradley also stepping into some extra playing time. Wednesday, 8:08 pm
  • Report: Marcus Smart (ankle) likely out 2 wks
    Marcus Smart's left ankle sprain is expected to sideline him for "a couple weeks," according to beat writer A. Sherrod Blakely.

    Advice: Smart rolled his ankle after stepping on someone's foot and he left the court without putting weight on his left leg, so this is an optimistic update. He's injured the same ankle before but this time "it doesn’t appear to be as bad," so presumably it's not a dreaded high-ankle sprain. A return in exactly two weeks would cost Smart the first three games of the Celtics' regular season, but we should have a more definitive timetable in the coming days. Avery Bradley and Terry Rozier stand to gain the most in his absence. Wednesday, 6:55 pm
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) limps to the locker room
    Marcus Smart rolled his left ankle and will not return on Wednesday.

    Advice: It did not look good. Smart stepped on Justin Holiday's foot and his ankle rolled badly. He could not put any weight on his left leg and needed help to the locker room. He's obviously done for tonight and is likely getting X-rays. If he's out, Terry Rozier would be a hot pickup in most leagues. Wednesday, 5:46 pm
  • 76ers, Pelicans interested in PG Tyus Jones
    The 76ers and Pelicans are among "several teams" showing interest in a trade for Wolves' PG Tyus Jones, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: Jones would likely be a backup PG no matter where he lands, though anything can happen in Philly's rotation. A trade can only improve his value and his whereabouts are at least worth monitoring in deep leagues. Wednesday, 4:09 pm
  • Derrick Rose cleared of all charges in case
    Derrick Rose has been cleared of all charges in a civil rape case.

    Advice: The two codefendants were also cleared in this case. The case was in California and Rose still will not make it in time for Thursday's game. Coach Jeff Hornacek said he'd like to see Rose practice before he gets out on the court. For now, it looks like he should be ready to start the season. Wednesday, 1:32 pm
  • Pablo Prigioni is still out
    Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) will not play on Wednesday and is expected to play on Friday.

    Advice: With Patrick Beverley (knee) and Prigioni out, James Harden is going to handle most of the point guard minutes. Tyler Ennis should be in the rotation with around 15-20 minutes tonight. Wednesday, 11:39 am
  • Patrick Beverley out through preseason
    Patrick Beverley (knee) will not play in the preseason.

    Advice: He may need surgery on his knee and could miss time in the regular season regardless of the treatment plan. There's always a lot of buzz around a Mike D'Antoni point guard, but it turns out that guy may be James Harden. With Beverley out, Eric Gordon benefits the most. Wednesday, 11:31 am
  • Derrick Rose won't play until opening night
    Derrick Rose will miss the Knicks final two preseason games due to the civil suit taking place in Los Angeles.

    Advice: Jeff Hornacek said that he has kept in communication with Rose, and that as long as he can get back to New York for a few practices prior to opening night, he'll be the Knicks' starting point guard when the regular season tips. The jury in Rose's civil suit is expected to reach a verdict by Wednesday, so we'll be watching for details on that. Rose is three knee surgeries and four years removed from his MVP season, and there are higher upside guys you can snag towards the final rounds. Wednesday, 10:10 am
  • Derrick Rose doubtful Wednesday vs. Boston
    Derrick Rose is still in Los Angeles for jury deliberations, and is doubtful to play in Wednesday's preseason game against the Celtics.

    Advice: While Rose could perhaps catch a flight to New York once the jury reaches their verdict, it seems unlikely that he'll be on the floor Wednesday night. Additionally, Jeff Hornacek said that if Rose makes it to New York by Thursday, he wouldn't want him on the bench Brooklyn and would rather go over things one-on-one with him at the practice facility on Friday. The civil suit against Rose should reach its conclusion Wednesday, although a punitive damage hearing could keep him in L.A. Wednesday, 8:32 am
  • No decision made on treatment for Bayless
    The 76ers are still consulting with medical specialist regarding Jerryd Bayless' left wrist injury.

    Advice: Bayless remains without an official timetable to return, and all we really know at this point is that the results of last week's MRI were not positive, according to Bayless. T.J. McConnell and Sergio Rodriguez will continue to split minutes at the point guard slot while Bayless is sidelined, and it's looking like McConnell could be Philly's starting point guard on opening night. With no definitive timetable on Bayless, he's a bit too risky to draft in standard settings. Wednesday, 7:52 am
  • Patrick Beverley may need surgery on knee
    Patrick Beverley may need surgery on his left knee according to ESPN.

    Advice: Wow. He's missed the last four games with "knee irritation," and Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni hinted last week that he's not expecting him to be ready for the regular season. Beverley will undergo further evaluations this week before a final determination is made, but this takes him off the standard-league radar until we know more. Eric Gordon gets a bump with this news and should start next to James Harden. Tuesday, 8:25 pm
  • Dennis Schroder scores 13 points
    Dennis Schroder scored 13 points vs. the Pelicans on Tuesday with five rebounds, five assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: One of the biggest concerns about Schroder is that he shot 42.1 percent from the field last season, but through four preseason games he's up to 45.9 percent. It's a small sample size, but he does look more confident. He should be able to clear 30 minutes per night this season as the full-time starter and it helps that Jarrett Jack (knee) won't be ready for the opener. If you're targeting assists, he's a nice mid-round option. Tuesday, 7:37 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores 17 in return
    Goran Dragic returned from a day of rest on Tuesday to hit 8-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, four rebounds, five assists and a block.

    Advice: He's locked and loaded as the Heat's No. 1 point guard and is now also one of their better offensive weapons. He should be poised for a big season as long as he can stay healthy. Tuesday, 7:25 pm
  • Ty Johnson scores 15 off Heat bench
    Tyler Johnson came off the Miami bench to hit 6-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points, three rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's win.

    Advice: Johnson was the Heat's best player on Friday, got the day off on Saturday, and then looked very good again tonight. He's locked in as Goran Dragic's backup at point guard, but if Dragic goes down, TJ could become a hot pickup in fantasy. He'll also play some shooting guard alongside Dragic at times this season. Tuesday, 7:22 pm
  • Kyrie Irving (calf) will not return Tuesday
    Kyrie Irving experienced some left calf tightness on Tuesday vs. the Wizards and will not return.

    Advice: First things first, the injury sounds very minor, but the Cavs aren't going to take any chances here. We'll put him on the injury report, but we'd very surprised if his status for opening night was in jeopardy if this diagnosis remains the same. Kay Felder won the backup PG role with a strong camp and will benefit if Irving misses time. Tuesday, 5:04 pm
  • Report: MIA not interested in trading Dragic
    The Heat are reportedly uninterested in trading away Goran Dragic.

    Advice: An earlier report indicated that the Kings and Heat had discussed a potential trade that would send Dragic to Sacramento in exchange for Rudy Gay and Darren Collison, but sources of the Miami Herald say that Pat Riley wants to get a sense of what he has and how Dragic can work with the new-look Heat before considering any trade scenarios. If anything does happen on the trade front in Miami, it's unlikely we see any movement until December. Tuesday, 2:40 pm
  • Derrick Rose will start if he can practice
    Derrick Rose will be the Knicks starting point guard on opening night if he's able to practice before then.

    Advice: Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said he will start Rose if the point guard is able to attend all practices after the preseason. Rose is still dealing with his civil trial in Los Angeles, so it's unclear if he'll be able to live up to Hornacek's expectations. Brandon Jennings will start and see extra minutes if Rose is unable to begin the season as the Knicks starter. Tuesday, 10:48 am
  • Patrick Beverley likely to miss season opener
    Patrick Beverley (sore knee) is likely to miss the season opener.

    Advice: Beverley is trying to work his way back from irritation in his left knee, and head coach Mike D'Antoni isn't counting on him for the opener. "We'll know more by the end of the week," D'Antoni said. "I'm not counting on [Beverley returning by the season opener]. Can't count on that." Beverley could lose his starting SG job to Eric Gordon by the time he returns, and isn't much more than a late-round pick in standard fantasy leagues. Tuesday, 10:16 am
  • Marcus Smart goes scoreless in 13 minutes
    Marcus Smart was scoreless in 13 minutes vs. the Nets on Monday, missing a pair of 3-pointers.

    Advice: He did add four assists, three rebounds, one steal, one block and two turnovers, but his 3-point shooting continues to be a glaring concern -- he shot 25.3 percent from deep last season and is just 3-of-19 (15.7percent) through six preseason games. He's still a nice source of steals, dimes and treys, but his shooting percentages could really limit his upside. Monday, 7:29 pm
  • Derrick Rose not practicing enough
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said he is unsure if he'll play Derrick Rose without practicing in two weeks.

    Advice: Hornacek is talking about games this week, so Rose is still likely for the opener. Due to his civil trial in Los Angeles, the team could send an assistant out to help get him ready to go. If he continues to miss time, there will be more minutes for Brandon Jennings. Rose isn't a strong fantasy target. Monday, 11:35 am
  • Chasson Randle (eye) out 3-4 weeks
    Chasson Randle (eye) will be sidelined for 3-4 weeks.

    Advice: He saw a specialist on Monday after he was diagnosed with an orbital wall fracture, and the good news is that he doesn't need surgery. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said Randle's injury won't hurt his chances of making the team and added that he has been impressed by the young guard, so he could be the third-string PG this season. Monday, 10:34 am
  • Report: Chasson Randle could still make team
    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said Chasson Randle's (eye) injury won't hurt his chances of making the team.

    Advice: "We kind of understand what he can give us as a player," Hornacek said. "It would’ve been nice to see him against Isaiah [Thomas] in those two Boston games, see how he can do. But, again, we have a pretty good feel for him. … He’s got a great knack for the game. I’ve been impressed with what he’s done thus far." Randle has been a bright spot for the Knicks with averages of 7.7 points and 1.0 assists in 15.7 minutes through three preseason games. Randle is meeting with a specialist on Monday, so we should have another update soon. Oct 17, 8:12 am
  • Kay Felder has won the backup PG role
    Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue confirmed that Kay Felder has won the backup point guard role.

    Advice: "Right now we'll say he's going to be our backup point guard for right now," Lue said. However, Lue also added that the plan for running the offense when Kyrie Irving is out is to "do it by committee," meaning LeBron James and Iman Shumpert will handle the ball as well. Felder has looked great in the preseason and has scored 14 or more points in three out of five games, but his value will be limited while Irving is healthy. Oct 17, 7:33 am
  • Schroder, Bazemore, Korver, Howard out Sunday
    Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore, Kyle Korver and Dwight Howard will all be rested for Sunday's exhibition matchup against the Magic.

    Advice: It's just an off-day for the veterans for Sunday's meaningless game. Expect to see more Tim Hardaway Jr., Taurean Prince and Walter Tavares with the offense flowing through Paul Millsap while he's on the court. Oct 16, 1:19 pm
  • Burks (knee, ankle) goes through agility work
    Alec Burks (knee and ankle surgeries) "went hard" during an after practice agility work session on Sunday, according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

    Advice: Burks still hasn't been able to practice with the team, or take any contact, so his status for opening night is very much in jeopardy. Utah has a ton of depth at the guard positions this year, so it's going to be tough for Burks to make a difference in fantasy hoops. Oct 16, 12:16 pm
  • Chasson Randle has a left orbital fracture
    Chasson Randle has been diagnosed with a left orbital fracture.

    Advice: The Knicks originally called his injury a face contusion, but a CT scan on Saturday night revealed the fracture. For what it's worth, this is a similar injury to the one that shut down Jrue Holiday last season. Randle had a really strong showing in the preseason and was a candidate to make the 15-man roster, but it's possible that the Knicks keep him around. He will be re-evaluated by a specialist on Monday, so hopefully we will have a timetable by then. Oct 16, 8:21 am
  • Chasson Randle (face) will not play Saturday
    Chasson Randle (face) will not play on Saturday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Randle suffered what the team is calling a facial contusion in Friday's practice, so he'll be sidelined on Saturday. With Derrick Rose (personal) remaining away, we should see plenty of Brandon Jennings in this one. Oct 15, 3:58 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (rest) out Saturday as well
    Tyler Johnson (rest) will not play on Saturday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: Hassan Whiteside, Udonis Haslem and Goran Dragic will join him on #TeamRest. Oct 15, 3:43 pm
  • Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) will not play Sat.
    Pablo Prigioni (left shoulder sprain) will not play on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He was doubtful coming in, so this isn't a surprise. Tyler Ennis could see some extended minutes with Patrick Beverley (knee) sidelined, as well. Oct 15, 3:28 pm
  • Goran Dragic (rest) will not play on Saturday
    Goran Dragic (rest) will not play on Saturday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Dragic is dealing with a minor knee ailment, so the Heat won't take any chances. He is currently undervalued in fantasy drafts and makes for a prime time bounce-back candidate. Even if he has burned you in the past, do not be shy in targeting him. Life after Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh is going to be all about Dragic and Hassan Whiteside. Oct 15, 2:58 pm
  • Goran Dragic reiterates he's happy with Heat
    Goran Dragic recently reiterated that he's happy to be with the Heat.

    Advice: Some of his recent words were twisted to provide the perception that he was unhappy in Miami, but that is not at all the case. "I do not have any comments about not wanting to be here," he said. "That is nonsense. I'm happy here. This is the team that I want to be a part of. And I feel great. I feel comfortable. We are building something here that is totally new, but I have a lot of confidence that we’re going to succeed, because we have a lot of young talent that is working hard. I feel awesome." Oct 15, 2:07 pm
  • Knicks could send assistant coach out to Rose
    The Knicks could send an assistant coach out to Los Angeles in order to train with Derrick Rose.

    Advice: Rose, who has now missed 10 days and counting as he moves forward in his civil trial, has not had the opportunity to work with his teammates as the preseason has progressed. "Our hope was that he would be done on Monday or Tuesday and maybe be back. It is what it is," Hornacek said. "He’s got to deal with that." Hornacek added that the Knicks aren't sure when Rose will return, but the team could send an assistant if he's going to miss another week of action. The reality is that the Knicks were under a gross misconception with their idea that the trial would be concluded quickly, and the organization continues to look poor in how they've handled this process. Oct 15, 1:46 pm
  • Dennis Schroder unlikely to get an extension?
    The Hawks are taking a wait-and-see approach in regards to Dennis Schroder's contract situation.

    Advice: The Hawks traded away Jeff Teague in order to give Schroder the keys to the offense, and even though they are obviously very high on him, they want to see how he looks as the full-time starter before beginning contract talks. The deadline for an extension is Oct. 31. He is averaging 10.6 points and 5.3 assists in 22.6 minutes through three preseason games. Oct 15, 7:53 am
  • Brandon Knight gets 25 minutes
    Brandon Knight (knee) returned to action and made his first start of the preseason on Friday, finishing with 11 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Devin Booker (ankle) did not play in this game and coach Earl Watson decided to go back to his old backcourt starters from last year. Knight is going to come off the bench this year, which isn't a bad thing for a guy who can score and dish to his young teammates. Knight is still a decent target in the later middle rounds. Oct 14, 9:46 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 22 points in OT win
    Stephen Curry turned in his best game of the preseason on Friday, scoring 22 points with nine rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: There hasn't been any reason to worry about Curry since the first preseason game. In his last three, he's averaged 16.3 points, 4.7 boards, 4.7 dimes, 2.3 steals, 1.0 blocks and 2.3 treys in just 25.3 minutes per game. Curry is very unlikely to match his 30.1 points and 34.2 minutes per game from last year, but that's fine for a guy who had one of the most legendary fantasy seasons of all time. Oct 14, 9:15 pm
  • Tyler Johnson has a big game off bench
    Tyler Johnson was Miami's best player on Friday with 17 points, four rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's two big games in a row with a 14-point outing on Tuesday. Johnson is going to get minutes at both guard positions with the Heat looking to maximize their $50 million man. Injuries kept him to just 36 games last year, but Johnson was very good with a 48.6 field goal percentage. He could wind up being a sneaky bench guy in standard leagues. Oct 14, 7:57 pm
  • Kay Felder scores 14 with seven dimes
    Kay Felder scored 14 points with three rebounds, seven assists and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: The Cavs still haven't figured out their backup point guard spot, which could be a big issue for them given Kyrie Irving's injury history. Felder is a joy to watch for his top-notch athleticism and we could see him make a splash at some point this year. Although, that would change if the Cavs sign someone like Mario Chalmers (Achilles). Oct 14, 7:27 pm
  • Brandon Knight will play; Alex Len will not
    Brandon Knight (knee) will play against the Mavs on Friday.

    Advice: His left knee tendinitis is not a concern and he should be good to go. Knight will come off the bench and should have a big-time usage rate and good assist numbers. Oct 14, 6:34 pm
  • Kay, McRae, Liggins, Holmes & Cory J starting
    Kay Felder, Jordan McRae, DeAndre Liggins, Cory Jefferson and Jonathan Holmes will start against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: Hey, at least there should be a whole lot of Felder and McRae. Oct 14, 4:21 pm
  • Brandon Knight questionable for Friday
    Brandon Knight (knee) is questionable to play against the Mavs on Friday.

    Advice: He missed Wednesday due to some left knee tendinitis. Knight hasn't had any noteworthy knee issues since 2013 and that was to his right knee. The fact that he's questionable for a preseason game is strong enough evidence that this isn't serious. Oct 14, 2:14 pm
  • Patrick Beverley could miss a week or two
    Patrick Beverley (sore knee) could miss a week or two according to coach Mike D'Antoni.

    Advice: The season starts in less than two weeks, so this report means that Beverley's status for the opener is up in the air. Beverley was expected to start next to Harden this season, but Eric Gordon has looked great in the preseason and could steal the job. Beverley is still not practicing with the team. Oct 14, 10:19 am
  • Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) doubtful Saturday
    Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: It's a left shoulder sprain, so he's not going to play in a meaningless game. Regardless, Prigioni will not have any fantasy value as the third-string PG in Houston. Oct 14, 9:57 am
  • Patrick Beverley (sore knee) out Saturday
    Patrick Beverley (sore knee) will not play on Saturday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: He still isn't practicing and the Rockets haven't provided a timetable. A report on Thursday indicated that Beverley is "feeling better," but we won't have any more clarity for a couple more days. Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) is doubtful, so James Harden and Eric Gordon could be busy. Oct 14, 9:53 am
  • Brown says Bayless doesn't have a timetable
    76ers coach Brett Brown said that Jerryd Bayless (wrist) doesn't have a timetable to return.

    Advice: "It's still uncertain," Brown said. "I think soon we are going to make some level of an announcement. But we are still trying to learn everything we can and do this with him out of respect for his future, his current health." Bayless admitted that the results of last week's MRI were not good, and the 76ers are expected to run more tests in the coming days. The 76ers could add another PG to the mix, but right now it appears that T.J. McConnell will start with Sergio Rodriguez backing him up. Oct 14, 6:29 am
  • Kyrie Irving makes just 5-of-15
    Kyrie Irving made just 5-of-15 from the field for 13 points against the Raptors on Thursday, adding one rebound, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He didn't have LeBron James around for this one and was the engine of the offense tonight. The Cavs do not have much depth behind Irving and he's coming into the season healthy, so he should have no problem clearing his 31.5 minutes per game. He makes sense at the end of the second round of a standard draft. Oct 13, 9:14 pm
  • Dennis Schroder has best game of month
    Dennis Schroder played 29 minutes against the Pistons on Thursday, totaling 17 points, three rebounds, nine assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's by far his best game with preseason highs in every category except for steals. Schroder only plays 28.8 minutes per game in his six starts last year, but he should be able to clear 30 minutes this year. As long as you're OK with some sub-par shooting, Schroder should be a decent pick in the middle rounds. Oct 13, 8:38 pm
  • Marcus Smart has another solid showing
    Marcus Smart scored 13 points with three rebounds, four assists, two steals and one turnover in 22 minutes on Thursday.

    Advice: He's having himself a really nice month. On his two-pointers in the preseason, he's made 60 percent, but he is at 14.3 percent from deep. Smart looks like he could pick up some minutes with Evan Turner in Portland. His upside is really nice for steals, dimes and treys, so he's worth a look late in drafts. Oct 13, 8:13 pm
  • Schroder, Baze, Korver, Humphries, D12 start
    Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore, Kyle Korver, Kris Humphries and Dwight Howard will be in the starting lineup for Thursday's preseason game against the Pistons.

    Advice: Head coach Mike Budenholzer said that his starters will play a bit more than the 22-23 minutes they played on Monday night, and that trend should continue as we get closer to the regular season. It'll be interesting to see if Schroder can get things going tonight with a more favorable matchup against the Pistons. Oct 13, 1:51 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (sore knee) 'feeling better'
    Patrick Beverley (sore knee) is reportedly "feeling better" and his status will be clarified later this week.

    Advice: Bev didn't travel overseas with the Rockets and the severity of his injury is unclear, but it doesn't sound too serious. His upside is limited as a point guard who shoots a low percentage, doesn't get many assists, and has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. Oct 12, 10:00 pm
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