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  • Bayless, Copeland getting night off for Bucks
    Jerryd Bayless (no injury) and Chris Copeland (personal) will not play for the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's the preseason and neither of these guys is a major player for the Bucks, so we're just letting you know they're out tonight. 38 minutes ago
  • Montrezl Harrell (bruised thigh) out Tuesday
    Montrezl Harrell (bruised thigh) will not play in Tuesday's preseason game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Harrell is dealing with a very minor injury, but Houston doesn't want to risk an aggravation during a meaningless game. He'll serve as Terrence Jones' primary backup while Donatas Motiejunas (back) is on the mend, but once the team is healthy, it'll be tough for him to get consistent playing time. He's not worth targeting in most leagues. Today, 3:27 pm
  • Ish Smith (ankle) will not play on Tuesday
    Ish Smith (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's preseason game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Smith isn't a lock to make the opening-night roster in Washington, and sitting out preseason games will only further hurt his chances. Even if he does make the squad, he'll remain a negligible option in all leagues while the Wizards are healthy. Today, 2:48 pm
  • Alan Anderson (ankle) will not play on Tues
    Alan Anderson (ankle) will not suit up for Tuesday's preseason game vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: Anderson has yet to be cleared for basketball activities, and he'll be joined on the sidelines by Jared Dudley (back) and Ish Smith (ankle). None of these guys will have value in standard fantasy leagues while the Wizards are healthy. Today, 2:46 pm
  • Martell Webster (strained hip) out Tuesday
    Martell Webster (strained hip) has been ruled out for Tuesday's preseason game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: The severity of the injury is not currently known, but given that Webster doesn't have a history of dealing with hip injuries, we wouldn't read too much into his absence from a preseason game against the 76ers. Webster struggled to get into the rotation last year, but perhaps he's granted some additional playing time with Paul Pierce now in Los Angeles. Still, he's not someone to target in standard leagues. Today, 2:42 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to undergo surgery
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will undergo surgery to repair the torn labrum in his right shoulder on Tuesday, and he will likely miss the entire 2015-16 season.

    Advice: With MKG set to miss the entirety of the 2015-16 season, Nicolas Batum will likely slide over to the starting small forward position in Charlotte. Jeremy Lamb, Troy Daniels, and Jeremy Lin will likely compete for the starting two-spot, while P.J. Hairston and Marvin Williams could see some increased opportunity for playing time. Batum could be forced into heavy minutes for Charlotte sans Kidd-Gilchrist, making him that much more appealing of a mid-round target on draft day. Today, 1:05 pm
  • Fisher not opposed to starting two rookies
    Knicks head coach Derek Fisher said that he would have no qualms with starting two rookies this season.

    Advice: Fisher was referring to Jerian Grant and Kristaps Porzingis when making this statement, so it sounds like both will have every opportunity to step into the starting lineup this season. Jose Calderon is currently penciled in as the Knicks starting point guard, but he's struggled to stay healthy over the years, so it's not unreasonable to think that the 34-year-old could lose his spot in the starting lineup to Grant. Porzingis also has little competition for the starting power forward slot, and given the opportunity in front of them, both rookies make for viable late-round targets. Today, 12:19 pm
  • Markel Brown will miss remainder of preseason
    Markel Brown (oblique) will miss the remainder of the preseason, and a timetable for his return is currently unknown.

    Advice: Brown will be reassessed after preseason, but this is unfortunate timing for a guy that doesn't have a clear role in the rotation. Once healthy, Brown will be competing for reserve minutes with Wayne Ellington and Dahntay Jones, meaning he's unlikely to have much fantasy value in most leagues. Today, 11:20 am
  • Andrea Bargnani misses Tuesday practice
    Andrea Bargnani (right left hamstring) missed Nets practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bargnani's injury isn't thought to be serious, but it's never a good thing to see an injury-prone player dealing with injuries before the regular season even starts. While Bargnani should see decent minutes for the Nets, his risk outweighs his reward for owners in standard fantasy leagues. Today, 10:31 am
  • Spencer Dinwiddie will start on Tuesday
    Spencer Dinwiddie will start at point guard for the Pistons on Tuesday.

    Advice: With Reggie Jackson (Achilles) out for a few days, Dinwiddie will see all the minutes he can handle against the Pacers on Tuesday. Dinwiddie doesn't have much fantasy value in standard leagues, but he could see a value boost to start the regular season if Reggie Jackson's injury turns out to be worse than expected. Today, 9:39 am
  • Aaron Gordon could return in 7-10 days
    Aaron Gordon (fractured jaw) could return in 7-10 days.

    Advice: Gordon is reportedly in great shape and there is a possibility that the 20-year-old may return earlier than expected. While Gordon doesn't have much of a track record, he makes for an interesting late-round flier in standard fantasy leagues as he should see plenty of minutes on a young Magic squad. Today, 9:07 am
  • Pelicans won't rush Alexis Ajinca back
    Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said the team won't rush Alexis Ajinca (hamstring) back into action.

    Advice: Ajinca did some shooting on Monday, but Gentry said he'll be limited as he works his way back into action. "The hamstring is a weird injury in itself," Gentry said. "But he’s working extremely hard, and he’ll work extremely hard to get back out on the court. Just no reason for us to rush into anything right now or push anything right now." While fantasy owners can leave Ajinca undrafted, Omer Asik and Ryan Anderson should see a boost in their minutes and fantasy value while Ajinca is out for at least four weeks. Today, 7:29 am
  • Johnson does not play in Monday's game
    James Johnson (Achilles) did not play in Monday's exhibition against the Warriors.

    Advice: Johnson's fantasy value got bleak when DeMarre Carroll arrived in town and not playing to start the year isn't helping his stock. He's a deep league target at best right now. Yesterday, 10:30 pm
  • Vonleh double-doubles off the bench
    Noah Vonleh double-doubled off the bench in Monday's preseason opener against the Kings, scoring 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting with 11 boards in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Vonleh stepped on a teammate's foot and had his ankle taped after the game but all indications are that he's fine. The stat line was empty in the money counting categories of treys, steals and blocks, but he looks like he has filled out and the skill is there to make an impact in fantasy leagues if all goes well. He's somebody to have on your radar as things unfold in Portland. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Belinelli scores 32 points in preseason win
    Marco Belinelli scored 32 points on 12-of-18 shooting with four threes, three boards, four assists and three steals in Monday's preseason win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Belinelli was sharp outside of some trouble at the stripe (4-of-8 FTs) and five turnovers, but this wasn't a very sharp game and it comes with the obvious preseason disclaimer. He'll have a floor of about 21-25 mpg and if he gains ground on Ben McLemore (0-for-5 FGs, one point, 18 minutes), then he can only go up from there. He's still not in the standard league discussion. Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Bargnani says hamstring injury not serious
    Andrea Bargnani said his left hamstring tightness is not serious and that he'll be back "very soon" on Monday.

    Advice: Bargnani missed Monday's preseason opener and that sound you heard was the basketball world rolling its eyes. There isn't a scenario in which we'd remove the injury-risk tag from his profile. Yesterday, 8:16 pm
  • Kidd-Gilchrist will meet w/ orthopedist Tues
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (torn labrum) will meet with a team orthopedist on Tuesday to discuss his rehab options, but it's "more likely that not" that he will have surgery.

    Advice: MKG dislocated his right shoulder during an exhibition and an MRI revealed the structural damage. Surgery would lead to a six-month rehab, effectively keeping him out for the entire season. He would miss 6-8 weeks if he rehabilitated the joint without surgery, but that might leave him vulnerable for another labral tear in the future. It's a massive blow to the Hornets' playoff hopes, and all signs point to MKG taking the safer surgical route. P.J. Hairston, Jeremy Lamb and Marvin Williams would all get a shot at a starting job if MKG is done for the year. Yesterday, 3:48 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell limited by bruised thigh
    Montrezl Harrell (bruised thigh) is not expected to play vs. the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's not a serious injury and Harrell is "close" to returning, so this won't have any implications for the regular season. Without Harrell or Donatas Motiejunas (back), the Rockets will be very thin at PF during Tuesday's exhibition. Yesterday, 1:01 pm
  • Ish Smith (ankle) questionable for Tuesday
    Ish Smith has been limited by an ankle injury at training camp.

    Advice: He is questionable to play in Tuesday's exhibition vs. the 76ers. This sounds like a minor ailment and Smith hasn't had ankle problems since joining the NBA, but this narrows his already-thin odds of making the regular-season roster. Yesterday, 12:36 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist likely out for season
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist needs right shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum and he will likely miss the entire season.

    Advice: His initial timetable for recovery is six months, leaving a slight possibility that he'll return in early-to-mid April. This is devastating news for MKG and the Hornets, who inked him to a four-year, $52 million extension this summer. Nicolas Batum will likely have to fill the void at SF with Jeremy Lamb, P.J. Hairston, Troy Daniels and possibly Jeremy Lin all chipping in at SG. Marvin Williams could also spend more time at SF but there are no easy answers for Charlotte. Yesterday, 12:10 pm
  • Alexis Ajinca (hamstring) out 4-6 weeks
    Alexis Ajinca (hamstring) is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks.

    Advice: After re-signing for $20 million, Ajinca will now be unavailable to begin the season. After dealing with Achilles soreness earlier in the offseason, the big man suffered the hamstring strain on Saturday. Without AA in the lineup, Omer Asik, Kendrick Perkins, Ryan Anderson and (of course) Anthony Davis are all candidates to see their minutes increase. Yesterday, 8:35 am
  • Markel Brown will not play on Monday night
    Markel Brown (oblique) will not play on Monday.

    Advice: Brown is questionable for opening night with his oblique strain, so he's going to miss most if not all of the preseason. Dahntay Jones, Donald Sloan other camp invites of the like could see more minutes as a result until Brooklyn decides their fate. Yesterday, 7:59 am
  • Andrea Bargnani will not play on Monday night
    Andrea Bargnani (tight left hamstring) will not play in Monday's preseason game.

    Advice: Lionel Hollins says he won't play until he's ready. Bargs' hamstring was so famous that it should have had its own name last season, but there is no indication this is anything more than precautionary. He's expected to play a sizable reserve role for the Nets, but Bargnani is not someone we're looking to draft in fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 7:57 am
  • Andrea Bargnani will play alongside Lopez?
    Nets head coach Lionel Hollins said that he'll be looking to give Andrea Bargnani minutes alongside Brook Lopez this upcoming season.

    Advice: "Offensively, those guys are very versatile and they give a lot of problems to the defense, because both can shoot, both can pass, and both can put the ball on the floor," Hollins said. "I like those guys playing together at times." Bargnani played next to Lopez for long stretches during Friday's scrimmage, so it looks like Hollins likes what he sees in a potential Bargnani/Lopez pairing, which is a very strange sentence to write. Sunday, 11:06 pm
  • James Johnson (Achilles) will not play Sunday
    James Johnson (sore Achilles) will not play in Sunday's preseason game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Johnson won't have a significant role in the rotation this year with DeMarre Carroll in town, so there's no reason to target him in most leagues. Sunday, 4:13 pm
  • James Johnson (Achilles) likely out Sunday
    James Johnson is expected to miss Sunday's exhibition due to a sore left Achilles.

    Advice: Johnson's fantasy fate was sealed when the Raptors landed DeMarre Carroll in free agency, causing a log-jam at the SF position. Bruno Caboclo could even move up the depth chart with a strong preseason and there's no reason to touch Johnson outside of the deepest leagues. Sunday, 3:23 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) to have MRI
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (dislocated shoulder) will have an MRI in Charlotte on Monday.

    Advice: The MRI will determine whether he has any structural damage, at which point the Hornets should provide a timetable for his return. If MKG is forced to miss any regular-season action, expect Nic Batum to play more SF with minutes also opening up for P.J. Hairston, Jeremy Lamb and Marvin Williams. Sunday, 2:21 pm
  • Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) flying with Hornets
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (dislocated shoulder) will meet the Hornets in Miami on Sunday before flying with the team to Charlotte.

    Advice: The severity of MKG's injury has yet to be determined, but it's somewhat encouraging that he's joining the team one day after the dislocation. Nicolas Batum won't play Sunday as a precaution but he's the perceived favorite to start at SF in MKG's absence, with Jeremy Lamb a likely option at SG. The Hornets are hoping that arrangement won't last long. We'll update MKG's timetable as soon as more details emerge. Sunday, 1:45 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has dislocated shoulder
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a dislocated right shoulder in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: A dislocated shoulder is much worse than a dislocated finger and it almost certainly will cost him some time. All injuries are different, but Kevin Love needed 4-6 months off while Iman Shumpert needed just one month last year. This will all come down to if he needs surgery or not. Kidd-Gilchrist will be evaluated on Monday. Saturday, 9:11 pm
  • X-rays negative on Kidd-Gilchrist's shoulder
    X-rays were negative on Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) on Saturday and he will not travel with the team.

    Advice: This is good news, but he's not out of the wood yet. Kidd-Gilchrist will be re-evaluated on Monday in Charlotte, which likely includes an MRI. The Hornets were really counting on him this year, but his game doesn't translate to fantasy very well. Hopefully, his MRI comes back clean. Saturday, 9:06 pm
  • MIchael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) taken to hospital
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) was taken to the hospital to get X-rays.

    Advice: Not good. The X-rays will be looking for any sort of severe dislocation of his shoulder or perhaps he hurt his collarbone after falling face first. This would be a brutal blow for MKG and the Hornets, who would be razor thin at the three. Marvin Williams and P.J. Hairston would get most of the run there with Marvin having value in deep leagues. Saturday, 6:31 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hurts his shoulder
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a right shoulder injury on Saturday.

    Advice: He slipped, fell hard, and tweaked his shoulder on the crash landing. Kidd-Gilchrist was holding his shoulder in his way back to the locker room. We'll be looking for an update on this one. If he's out, we should see a lot more of Marvin Williams playing small forward. Saturday, 5:58 pm
  • Alexis Ajinca suffers hamstring injury
    Alexis Ajinca suffered a right hamstring strain on Saturday and did not return.

    Advice: He went to the locker room in the first half and was ruled out later in the game. Ajinca will be backing up Omer Asik, but the days of him getting minutes next to him are likely gone. He also has an Achilles injury. Saturday, 5:33 pm
  • No Aaron Gordon for the opener
    Aaron Gordon (jaw) will not play on Saturday.

    Advice: He suffered a broken jaw this summer and is getting close to a return. Gordon tore it up in Summer League and perhaps the most important part is that he looked good as a small forward, too. He's a very interesting pick in the late rounds. Saturday, 3:33 pm
  • Marco Belinelli back at practice
    Marco Belinelli (hamstring) was back at practice on Saturday.

    Advice: He sat out on Friday and it was never considered serious. Belinelli is probably the Kings' best 3-point shooter, so look for him to help space the floor in the second unit. He's only worth a look in deep leagues. Saturday, 12:38 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (hamstring) misses practice
    Marco Belinelli (hamstring) sat out of practice on Friday, but the injury isn't considered serious.

    Advice: Head coach George Karl expects him to return to the court on Saturday, so he is probably just a little sore. Belinelli should be a key member of the second unit in Sacramento, and he should see enough minutes to carve out value in deeper leagues as a 3-point specialist. Friday, 1:56 pm
  • Alan Anderson to dial it back at practice
    Alan Anderson will dial back his individual workouts at practice to help his ankle heal faster.

    Advice: Anderson still hasn't been cleared for full basketball activities, but this should help speed up the process. The Wizards will be hoping that Anderson will be 100 percent to start the season since Jared Dudley is recovering from back surgery. Anderson isn't worth drafting in most leagues, but we will continue to track his progress. Friday, 10:59 am
  • Markel Brown says he is out 'for a while'
    Markel Brown (oblique) said that he expects to be out "for a while."

    Advice: Brown is still hopeful to be ready in time for opening night, but the Nets haven't released an official timetable yet. Bojan Bogdanovic is expected to start at shooting guard while Wayne Ellington and Sergey Karasev will also be battling for minutes, so Brown likely won't have a large role right out of the gate. Friday, 10:45 am
  • Markel Brown had strained oblique muscle
    An MRI confirmed a moderate strain of the left oblique muscle for Markel Brown.

    Advice: The Nets will have a timetable this weekend after he is evaluated by a doctor. Typically, a strained oblique can cost a player multiple weeks, so Brown has a chance to miss the opener. Regardless, he won't be worth drafting in most leagues. It could also mean more minutes for Bojan Bogdanovic. Thursday, 6:39 pm
  • Anderson (ankle) hopes to be cleared soon
    Alan Anderson (ankle) went to see the doctor who performed his ankle surgery on Thursday, and he hopes to soon be fully cleared for basketball activities.

    Advice: Anderson has not yet been able to practice with the Wizards, but perhaps he gets some good news from the doctor today. We'll be monitoring his status closely, but given that Anderson is expected to come off the bench in Washington, he won't be worth drafting in standard leagues. Thursday, 11:12 am
  • Noah Vonleh's 2016-17 option picked up by POR
    The Trail Blazers picked up Noah Vonleh's third-year option on Wednesday.

    Advice: Vonleh was acquired in the deal that sent Nicolas Batum to Charlotte. His rookie season was ruined by injury, limiting him to 10.3 minutes in 25 appearances, and the Hornets were reportedly worried about his ability to learn sets and adjust to the speed of the NBA. The Blazers have significant depth at PF with Meyers Leonard and Ed Davis, so for now Vonleh should go undrafted in typical leagues. Wednesday, 5:09 pm
  • Noah Vonleh working on corner 3-pointers
    Noah Vonleh was working on his corner 3-pointers in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: He had 13 attempts from deep last year and all of them were above the break. Vonleh was solid from deep in Las Vegas, making 5-of-10 in his four games. He should be in the rotation and has some upside, so keep a close eye on him. He's not quite worth drafting in 12-team leagues just yet. Wednesday, 12:40 pm
  • Gordon close to full recovery, big season
    Aaron Gordon says he's "95-100 percent" recovered from jaw surgery.

    Advice: Gordon was a beast in Summer League and is one of our favorite breakout candidates. He should be primed for a great year. Tuesday, 6:59 pm
  • Alan Anderson (ankle) sits out practice
    Alan Anderson (ankle) did not participate in the Wizards' first practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Anderson is still dealing with some soreness in his ankle after undergoing arthroscopic surgery in May, although he should be ready to go when the regular season begins. With regards to fantasy, Anderson isn't likely to earn enough minutes to be worth considering in standard leagues. Tuesday, 12:03 pm
  • Martell Webster dropped 20 pounds
    Martell Webster said he lost 20 pounds this summer.

    Advice: Webster was already somewhat fit and maybe his lack of playing time added some excess weight. With Paul Pierce in Los Angeles, Webster could get minutes this year. He's still way behind Bradley Beal and Otto Porter. Sep 28, 11:31 am
  • Martell Webster anticipates playing stretch 4
    Martell Webster anticipates playing the stretch-4 position for the Wizards.

    Advice: When asked if he'll factor into the power forward rotation this season, Webster replied, "I know." After talking about retirement last season due to injuries, Webster is rejuvenated and ready to roll after losing 20 lbs. ahead of the 2015-16. Sep 28, 11:01 am
  • Ajinca still dealing w/ pain in his Achilles
    Alexis Ajinca said that he's still dealing with Achilles pain.

    Advice: Despite being cleared for training camp, Ajinca's Achilles remains an issue. We should have an update early this week as the Pelicans begin practicing. Sep 28, 10:35 am
  • Alan Anderson (ankle) to be fine for camp
    Alan Anderson (ankle) is expected to be ready for training camp.

    Advice: Just one day after it was reported Anderson could miss the beginning of training camp, AA says he'll be ready to go. We'll monitor his progress throughout. Sep 28, 9:10 am
  • Scott Skiles praises Aaron Gordon's defense
    Magic coach Scott Skiles believes that Aaron Gordon will eventually be able to defend guards as well as forwards.

    Advice: Skiles will try various lineups during training camp and could settle on a frontcourt of Nikola Vucevic, Gordon and Tobias Harris, which Gordon said would be "a nightmare" for opponents. He's still limited by a fractured jaw but should be 100 percent in a few weeks, and he's a compelling target in the later rounds. Sep 27, 5:09 pm
  • Alan Anderson (ankle) may miss start of camp
    Alan Anderson may miss the beginning of training camp due to soreness and strength issues in his left ankle.

    Advice: Anderson underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs in his left ankle back in May, and it appears he's still in the recovery process, despite an initial timeline that had him returning to basketball activities in July. Reports say that he may participate in some individual drills when camp opens up on Tuesday, but the Wizards are going to be cautious in bringing him along. With Anderson limited, Kelly Oubre will have some additional opportunity to prove himself, but neither of these guys will be worth drafting in standard leagues playing limited minutes off the bench in Washington. Sep 27, 12:32 pm
  • Gordon (jaw) will be cleared in two weeks
    Aaron Gordon (jaw) will be cleared for contact in about two weeks.

    Advice: Gordon is still able to do a lot of things at training camp, so the injury isn't a big deal. There is a good chance that Gordon could win the starting power forward spot over Channing Frye, and he helped his case with a dominant showing at the summer league. Head coach Scott Skiles said that he is confident that Gordon will be a key player on the team, so he is shaping up to be an excellent late-round flier. Sep 27, 9:27 am
  • Van Gundy says Dinwiddie can be 'really good'
    Pistons' head coach Stan Van Gundy said that he believes Spencer Dinwiddie can emerge as a "really good, young player" for Detroit.

    Advice: "We like Spencer and we think he’s got a chance to be a really good, young player," said Van Gundy. Dinwiddie could be one of the first guards off the bench as Brandon Jennings recovers from his Achilles injury, although he'll first need to earn his minutes over veteran Steve Blake. Dinwiddie is talented, but the situation he's in isn't great for his fantasy value, so he can be ignored in most leagues on draft day. Sep 26, 10:30 am
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