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  • 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. Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Evan Turner misses all eight FGAs
    Evan Turner missed all eight shots from the field and made 1-of-2 from the line for one point on Friday, adding two rebounds, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: The Warriors dared him to shoot jumpers and it obviously didn't work for Turner. ET's positional flexibility makes him an ideal bench guy to play three or even four positions for coach Terry Stotts. He's really just a three-category guy, so standard league owners should be looking elsewhere. Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell puts up 17-7-6 line
    D'Angelo Russell made 5-of-14 from the field for 17 points on Friday, adding seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: This is the kind of game to show the type of upside Russell has. Even when he doesn't shoot the ball well, he adds output in several other categories. He'll be running the offense for basically his entire time on the court and offers added upside with steals, treys, dimes and more. There will be some bumps in the road, but Russell is in the mix as an early-round pick. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Ivica Zubac quiet in start
    Ivica Zubac started on Friday with four points, two rebounds and one steal in 10 minutes.

    Advice: No Zublocks? Weak. The Croatian big man is going to take some time to develop, but he should get run later in the season as the Lakers tank to protect a potential top-three pick. Just throw Zubac on your watch list for deep leagues. Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Jared Dudley gets 29 minutes
    Jared Dudley scored 11 points with four rebounds, two assists, four steals and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: His minutes should be in the upper 20s to start the year while the Suns groom their two top-10 picks at power forward. If you want a little boost early in the season, Dudley could definitely be a top-150 player in the first two months of the season. Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Alex Len gets 16 points
    Alex Len scored 16 points in 24 minutes on Friday with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He got all he could eat in the second unit with a 33.6 usage rate tonight. Len continues to struggle around the basket, which really makes it tough to draft him. Maybe he can improve this year, but most owners can take a wait-and-see approach. Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 19.6 points per game
    Devin Booker made 5-of-17 from the field for 12 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: The shots will be there for Booker, but he had some major issues from the field after the break last year. Booker had a monster 34-point game to buoy his preseason five-game run to 19.6 points per game and help him get to 45.5 percent from the field. He appears to be penciled in to minutes in the 30-34 range and his assists should jump up to the 3-4 range. The upside is massive for the game's best teenager right now, but he will cost you a ton to leave little equity on top. Yesterday, 10:15 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Nikola Jokic will be the starting PF
    Nikola Jokic be the starting power forward for the regular season.

    Advice: His minutes were safe regardless. Jokic still struggles on closing out on pick-and-pop plays, but he has shown some improvement. Coach Mike Malone must also feel confident in Jokic's perimeter D or else he wouldn't make this move. He's a per-minute monster and deserves a selection in the early rounds of fantasy drafts. Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Jamal Murray had a rough preseason finale
    Jamal Murray made 2-of-11 from the field for five points with three rebounds, three assists and four turnovers in 22 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Most of that momentum he built up in the preseason was negated here. Murray continues to try to make plays that aren't there and isn't facilitating well enough at this early stage. Coach Mike Malone will have to figure out if he wants to trust Murray as a second-unit ball-handler. There is still just too much depth on Denver to draft Murray in most leagues. Yesterday, 9:52 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. Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • MDA wants Gordon or Harden on court
    Coach Mike D'Antoni wants James Harden or Eric Gordon on the floor at all times while Patrick Beverley (knee) is out.

    Advice: We haven't seen Gordon play on the ball with great regularity since his Clippers days, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Following the Rockets game, Gordon was actually first in offensive rating this preseason and the Rockets offense has been a monster this month. Gordon has risk, but he has big upside too. Yesterday, 9:30 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. Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Dario Saric scores 19 with seven boards
    Dario Saric scored 19 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Former GM Sam Hinkie must feel like a proud papa here with his stashed guy playing his best game. Saric was playing through an abdominal injury in this game, but coach Brett Brown really wanted to have his starting power forward get a feel for a full complement of minutes. The rookie will have some ups and downs, but his diversity on the stat sheet makes him a prime pick late in drafts. Yesterday, 9:00 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. Yesterday, 7:51 pm
  • D-Russ, Lou, Uncle P, Randle & Zubac starting
    D'Angelo Russell, Lou Williams, Nick Young, Julius Randle and Ivica Zubac will start on Friday.

    Advice: We will get a long look at the second-round rookie Zubac tonight. Timofey Mozgov (tailbone) should be good for the opener, though. Yesterday, 5:25 pm
  • Eric Gordon resting on Friday
    Eric Gordon will rest vs. the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: He should open the season as the starter at SG, especially with Patrick Beverley possibly needing knee surgery. Gordon is averaging 15.2 points and 2.5 treys per game during the preseason and looks like a nice value pick late. K.J. McDaniels and Corey Brewer will be busy Friday. Yesterday, 9:16 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • Eric Gordon scores 13 points as starter
    Eric Gordon scored 13 points with one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Rockets were launching treys in this game with 39 attempts, making just 12. Gordon attempted seven of them and figures to be chucking plenty more as the favorite to start. His downside is there due to a slew of injuries, but he's a big beneficiary of Pat Beverley (knee) not being healthy. Wednesday, 8:28 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
  • Eric Gordon will start on Wednesday night
    Eric Gordon will start next to James Harden on Wednesday night.

    Advice: The Harden PG era looks like it'll be underway tonight. Gordon should also benefit greatly as a key 3-pointers specialist for coach Mike D'Antoni. While Gordon is injury prone, he's coming off a 2.5 treys per game season and could flirt with 3.0 this year. He's a nice target in the late rounds. Wednesday, 11:26 am
  • Evan Turner still adjusting to Stotts' system
    Evan Turner is still adjusting to his new teammates and the style of play in Portland.

    Advice: "He had a good rhythm," coach Terry Stotts said. "He missed some shots, but Evan is getting more comfortable every game. And we’re getting a little better at figuring out how to put him in better spots. It’s going to be about learning his teammates, getting comfortable with our style of play, all those things." Turner has shot just 33.3 percent from the field through the preseason, but efficiency has never really been one of his strong points. He'll likely come off the bench in Portland, so he's more of a late-round target in deep leagues. Wednesday, 7:44 am
  • Brown unconcerned with Saric's shooting woes
    Brett Brown was not at all concerned when discussing Dario Saric's recent shooting struggles.

    Advice: "[It's no surprise] at all," Brown said of Saric's recent shooting struggles. "It's going to happen throughout the year. It's just a long year and it's a new year and it's an unfamiliar year with teammates and coaches and everything." Over the past three preseason games, Saric has shot just 5-of-22 from the field, but he believes once he stops rushing things his shot will come back to him. Like most rookies, turnovers and shooting percentages will likely be an issue for Saric, but he has the ability to bring a little bit of everything to the stat sheet making him an alluring late-round target. Wednesday, 6:57 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
  • Jamal Murray struggles Tuesday
    Jamal Murray hit just 4-of-16 shots and missed all six of his 3-point attempts to finish with nine points, three boards, three assists, a steal and a block on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's had some nice games in the preseason but never got his shot going tonight. He's a fun rookie to keep an eye on, but still isn't worth drafting in most standard leagues. Tuesday, 8:09 pm
  • Nikola Jokic scores 11 Tuesday
    Nikola Jokic hit 5-of-9 shots for 11 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and zero blocks in 26 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's going to start at power forward, with Jusuf Nurkic at center, assuming nothing changes between now and the start of the season. Jokic's preseason has been a bit disappointing, but the talent is there and we're still expecting a pretty big year from him. However, the sudden rise of Nurkic hasn't done him any favors thus far, and may negatively impact him for the foreseeable future. Tuesday, 8:04 pm
  • 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
  • Alex Len (back) goes through scrimmage
    Alex Len (back spasms) was able to scrimmage on Monday.

    Advice: He was in uniform for Friday's game, but he did not play. This is Len's first noteworthy battle with back spasms, so there's no reason to be concerned here. He's likely to split minutes at center with Tyson Chandler, but Marquese Chriss could eat into his playing time. Monday, 12:57 pm
  • Devin Booker (ankle) back at practice
    Devin Booker (ankle) went through Monday's scrimmage.

    Advice: His ankle injury was never really a concern. Booker is still leading the NBA in scoring per game and it looks like the Suns will play him over 30 minutes as the starting shooting guard. He's also likely to get a handful of minutes at small forward due to his added post game and interior passing. Booker is a breakout pick, but he is going to cost you. Monday, 12:54 pm
  • Dario Saric has another sub-par showing
    Dario Saric scored eight points with five rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

    Advice: The 76ers as a whole had a rough time on offense tonight, making just 36.8 percent from the field. Saric has gone cold over his last three games at just 22.7 percent from the field in that span with no treys or defensive stats. The 76ers do seem committed to him and Ben Simmons (foot) could miss the entire season, so Saric makes sense in the later rounds to see what he can do in the starting lineup. Saturday, 6:40 pm
  • D'Antoni: Eric Gordon could start for Rockets
    Mike D'Antoni said that Eric Gordon could start over Patrick Beverley (knee) for the Rockets.

    Advice: D'Antoni said that Gordon isn't starting on Saturday because he wants to keep him in the role that he's expected to have when Beverley returns, but then added in the same breath that EJ could eventually start over Beverley. It doesn't sound like even D'Antoni is sure on exactly what he wants to do, but it's nice to have options. Regardless of whether he starts or comes off the bench, Gordon should play closer to starter's minutes and looks like a good late-round source of 3-pointers and scoring so long as he remains on the court. Saturday, 3:35 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. Saturday, 3:28 pm
  • Walton challenges Russell to improve defense
    Luke Walton challenged D'Angelo Russell to improve his defense.

    Advice: The head coach began by stating that D-Lo played a "complete game" on the offensive end of the floor, but his defense remains a major work in progress and is James Harden-esque at times right now. The reality is that D-Lo is still learning how to balance his game on both sides of the ball, and it's to be expected that his offense is ahead of his defense. If Russell can step up his game on D, his fantasy value will continue to move in the right direction. Saturday, 1:17 pm
  • 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. Friday, 9:46 pm
  • Nikola Jokic posts double-double vs. GSW
    Nikola Jokic was effective against the Warriors on Friday, scoring 14 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

    Advice: There he is. Before this game, Jokic's usage rate and rebound rate are both less than half than Jusuf Nurkic's in their playing time together this preseason. Disappointing preseason aside, Jokic is still set up for a big year with minutes at two positions. He's a high-ceiling pick in the early rounds. Friday, 9:24 pm
  • Jamal Murray looking better at PG, scores 16
    Jamal Murray looked more comfortable in an overtime loss on Friday, scoring 16 points with five rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He ran a lot of point guard in this game with Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle) going down due to injury. Murray has been very vocal about wanting to play some point and he might have a big chance while Mudiay is on the shelf. His value in keeper leagues looks more promising, but he's still only a target in deeper re-draft leagues for now. Friday, 9:18 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. Friday, 9:15 pm
  • Alex Len off on Friday night
    Alex Len (back spasms) will not play on Friday.

    Advice: He was in uniform for the warmups and it doesn't sound serious, but it's never good to see back spasms pop up on the injury report. For now, he should be considered day-to-day.. Len should split the center minutes with Tyson Chandler after the power forward experiment failed last season. Friday, 6:36 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. Friday, 6:34 pm
  • Alex Len is questionable for Friday
    Alex Len is questionable to play on Friday.

    Advice: There is no reason given on Len, so it's possibly just rest. If he's out, there should be a lot of minutes available for Marquese Chriss and Alan Williams. Friday, 5:32 pm
  • Devin Booker will not play on Friday
    Devin Booker (ankle) will not play on Friday against the Mavs.

    Advice: It's too bad for one of the most exciting teenagers in the NBA. Booker actually leads the NBA in preseason scoring per game thanks to his impressive 34-point gem from last weekend. The Suns seem to be ready to unleash him as a scorer, but his game doesn't translate to fantasy as well as fellow sophomore D'Angelo Russell. Booker is an upside pick in the middle rounds. Friday, 2:20 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. Friday, 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. Friday, 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. Friday, 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. Friday, 9:53 am
  • Devin Booker (ankle) questionable Friday
    Devin Booker (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game vs. Dallas.

    Advice: He is dealing with a right ankle sprain that held him out of Thursday's practice. The Suns will be cautious during the preseason, so he's probably a little closer to doubtful. Booker leads the NBA in scoring during the preseason with averages of 21.5 points in just 25.2 minutes per game, adding 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.8 steals. He's 19 years old. Expect the Suns to get a long look at Archie Goodwin if Booker sits. Friday, 8:05 am
  • Evan Turner slowly adjusting to new team
    Evan Turner said that he is slowly adjusting to his new teammates.

    Advice: "A week ago I had so much trouble with the new plays,’’ Turner said. "Now, I’m more familiar with the plays, it’s just on the fly decisions, knowing in .6 of a second who to get where and how.’’ Turner ran the offense for the second unit on Thursday vs. the Clippers, but he really struggled and coach Terry Stotts said he is "still finding his way.’’ He's averaging 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 25.5 minutes during the preseason, shooting 37.5 percent from the field. As for the starting SF role, Turner has started one game compared to two for Moe Harkless, while Allen Crabbe has one as well. Friday, 7:01 am
  • Up Loading: D'Angelo Russell goes off again
    D'Angelo Russell went bonkers yet again on Thursday, scoring 31 points on 10-of-14 from the field with one rebound, 11 assists, two steals and five 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The rep grows bigger for D-Loading. It's the second time he's scored more than 30 points this week and his 11 dimes are just one fewer than his 12 in the previous four. Russell is getting all the hype from the Lakers and their coaching staff this month, which isn't hard to believe given the favorable situation with coach Luke Walton. He's on the short list of major breakout players and will now likely cost you a top-50 pick. He looks like he'll be worth it. Thursday, 10:13 pm
  • The Homie struggles on the road
    Dario Saric struggled against the Wizards on Thursday, making 1-of-8 from the field for six points with two rebounds and three turnovers in 23 minutes.

    Advice: He's mentioned his legs weren't there earlier this week and maybe he's still getting into an NBA routine. Coach Brett Brown is already a big fan of Saric, saying he's very comfortable on long twos, is an intellectual, and capable of establishing a strong rapport with all of the Philly centers. He's going to be inconsistent, but fantasy owners can pounce on The Homie after the high-upside sleepers come off the board. Thursday, 6:52 pm
  • McConnell, Hendo, RoCo, Saric, Embiid start
    T.J. McConnell, Gerald Henderson, Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Joel Embiid will start Thursday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Saric was handed a rest day during Philly's last exhibition game, but he'll be back on the court tonight. With Ben Simmons (foot) out indefinitely, Saric should see an increased role and a healthy amount of minutes for the 76ers this season, making him an alluring late-round target. Thursday, 2:47 pm
  • Dario Saric expected to play vs Wizards Thurs
    Dario Saric is expected to play against the Wizards on Thursday.

    Advice: Saric sat out Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies for rest purposes, so there aren't any injury concerns to worry about here. Saric will see an uptick in minutes while Ben Simmons (foot) is out, and he's worth a look in the second half of fantasy drafts. Thursday, 8:16 am
  • 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. Wednesday, 10:00 pm
  • Jared Dudley (right knee) logs 15 minutes
    Jared Dudley (right knee tendinitis) finished Wednesday's preseason game with two points, three boards, three assists, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: The veteran played 15 minutes and the knee tendinitis that bothered him last week seems like a non-factor. He's worth a look in 16-team drafts. Wednesday, 9:21 pm
  • Alex Len makes 9-of-10 FTs, scores 15 pts
    Alex Len fouled out of Wednesday's game with 15 points (3-of-10 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs), seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Tyson Chandler was ruled out due to a lingering hamstring ailment, and his long injury history is one more reason to like Len as a bounce-back candidate this season. Len's free throw shooting has improved each year in the NBA, to 72.8 percent last season, which lends credibility to tonight's solid mark at the stripe. He still needs to prove that last year's dips in FG percentage (42.3 percent) and blocks (0.8) were a fluke. Wednesday, 9:20 pm
  • Jamal Murray steps up in 25 mins as starter
    Nuggets rookie Jamal Murray got the start on Wednesday and responded with 14 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist and just one turnover in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Murray hit 4-of-9 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs, and his natural scoring ability is obvious. Will Barton could start at SG if Gary Harris (groin) isn't ready for opening night, however, and Murray is much more appealing in keeper/dynasty leagues. Wednesday, 7:46 pm
  • Nikola Jokic fouls out in just 15 minutes
    Nikola Jokic fouled out of Wednesday's game in just 15 minutes.

    Advice: Jokic scored 11 points in the first quarter but didn't score again, finishing with six boards, two assists and four turnovers. He averaged a reasonable 4.3 fouls per 36 minutes last year, so we'll chalk this up as a learning experience vs. Karl-Anthony Towns and the Wolves. If there's a Nuggets big man who needs to watch his fouls it's Jusuf Nurkic, who committed 6.0 fouls per 36 minutes last year. Wednesday, 7:45 pm
  • Brandon Knight out w/ left knee tendinitis
    Brandon Knight won't play on Wednesday due to left knee tendinitis.

    Advice: The Suns' sixth-man doesn't have a history of left knee injuries, so presumably his absence is a mere precaution. Guys like Tyler Ulis, Archie Goodwin and Leandro Barbosa will need to shoulder a bigger load in Knight's absence. Consider him questionable to return vs. Dallas on Friday. Wednesday, 5:15 pm
  • Walton unconcerned w/ Russell's poor shooting
    Luke Walton was not at all concerned with D'Angelo Russell's 6-of-21 shooting performance during Tuesday's 109-106 preseason loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: "I encourage him to keep shooting them if he’s open," Walton said. "Obviously it’s a feel thing, but there’s times he can. I think tonight he should have looked more to get some of his teammates looks. It’s not like he’s taking terrible shots to get shots up. A lot of the ones he was getting were wide open so I have no problem with him ever taking wide open shots. Next time I’ll assume they’ll go in." What a stark contrast from Byron Scott. Russell is playing with confidence under Walton, and we're not going to downgrade the former No. 2 overall selection much based on one bad preseason game. Wednesday, 9:35 am
  • Pablo Prigioni leaves game w/ shoulder injury
    Pablo Prigioni was forced out of Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Pelicans with a strained left shoulder, and he will not return.

    Advice: Prigioni took a hard hit from Alexis Ajinca, and that was enough to end the 39-year-old's evening. Prigioni will have a negligible role behind Patrick Beverley this season, so he's not worth drafting in any format. Wednesday, 6:24 am
  • Evan Turner scores nine points in start
    Evan Turner started at small forward on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, finishing with nine points on 3-of-10 shooting with five assists, three steals, one block and one trey in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The starting SF role is still up for grabs and Moe Harkless and Allen Crabbe have each started a game in the preseason as well. It's not clear who has the edge right now, as all three players bring something unique to the table. Turner doesn't have a lot of upside in standard leagues, but it wouldn't be the end of the world if he came off the bench because his usage rate will be higher if the Blazers stagger his minutes with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. Tuesday, 9:55 pm
  • Evan Turner starts at small forward Tuesday
    Evan Turner started at small forward on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: The Blazers still haven't decided who will start at SF on opening night and Moe Harkless and Allen Crabbe each have gotten a chance with the first unit, so this was an expected move. We'll let you know how he looks after the game. Tuesday, 7:44 pm
  • Stephen Curry (illness) practices on Tuesday
    Stephen Curry (illness) participated during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Curry sat out the Warriors' past two practices with a sore throat, but he's obviously fine. Yes, he may concede some touches to Kevin Durant this season, but the minor drop-off in scoring will more than likely be rectified by an uptick in assists. He's a fine top-4 target in any setting. Tuesday, 1:01 pm
  • Dario Saric will not play Tuesday vs Memphis
    Dario Saric (rest) will not play against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Saric will get the night off for rest purposes as the Sixers try to get the rookie ready for his first NBA season. Sario will see extra minutes to start the season with Ben Simmons out (foot) and is worth a look in the second half of fantasy drafts due to his ability to fill up the stat sheet. Tuesday, 10:36 am
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