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  • Marquese Chriss logs 22 minutes in Suns debut
    Marquese Chriss played 22 minutes off the Suns' bench in his NBA debut, contributing seven points, four rebounds, two assists and one block.

    Advice: Chriss was part of a second-unit rotation that Earl Watson praised after the game -- the unit included Brandon Knight and Alex Len, as well as Chriss' fellow rookies Tyler Ulis and Dragan Bender. Time will tell how aggressively Watson will pursue the youth movement, but Chriss should be on the re-draft radar as the season progresses -- he should already be owned in keeper leagues. Yesterday, 11:57 pm
  • Deyonta Davis makes his NBA debut
    Deyonta Davis made his NBA debut on Wednesday with two rebounds, one block and no turnovers.

    Advice: His foot injury caused him to have some major minute restrictions up until now with no action in Summer League and not making his preseason debut until Oct. 19. Just keep an eye on Davis. Yesterday, 11:40 pm
  • Zach Randolph comes off the bench for 19 & 12
    Zach Randolph came off the bench against the Wolves on Wednesday with 19 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: After playing just eight percent of his minutes next to Marc Gasol in the preseason, that number jumped to 36 percent tonight. While some of it was due to JaMychal Green getting into foul trouble and the matchup helped, it was a good sign to see Z-Bo get run next to his old running mate. This kind of set up perfectly for him and he likely won't be this good too often, but give Randolph a look if you need a big man. Yesterday, 11:34 pm
  • JaMychal Green scores 12 in 29 minutes
    JaMychal Green scored 12 points in a start against the Wolves on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He matched up with Karl-Anthony Towns for most of this game and did fairly well while he was on him. Green is clearly the man at power forward and even lost some run there due to foul trouble. He should be owned in standard leagues after a solid preseason and a clear role with a long leash. Yesterday, 11:27 pm
  • Julius Randle makes 9-of-11 FGs, posts 18/7/6
    Julius Randle was a beast vs. Houston on Wednesday, sinking 9-of-11 shots to finish with 18 points, seven rebounds, six assists and one block in the Lakers' 120-114 home win.

    Advice: Randle's assists ticked upward late last season, including a triple-double in late March, and this is a stellar way to kick off the 2016-17 campaign. The primary complaints about his fantasy value are poor efficiency and limited supporting stats, both of which he provided tonight. We'll see how he fares vs. Utah's much stiffer defense on Friday. Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Luol Deng quiet in 28 minutes in LAL debut
    Luol Deng made an unassuming debut for the Lakers on Wednesday, scoring seven points with five boards in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The veteran shot 3-of-9 from the field while adding one 3-pointer and one steal, so it wasn't a total loss. His outlook will grow dimmer by the month with L.A. inevitably developing Brandon Ingram at his expense, so there's not a lot to like for fantasy purposes. Yesterday, 10:47 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell gets DNP-CD in opener
    Montrezl Harrell did not play in Houston's season opener on Wednesday.

    Advice: He recently dealt with a personal issue but that no longer seems to be an issue. Mike D'Antoni has mentioned Harrell as being in the mix for backup center minutes, but he has no clear path to value with Nene and Clint Capela standing in the way. Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Ryan Anderson debuts w/ 14 points for HOU
    Ryan Anderson played 34 minutes in his Houston debut, scoring 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting with six boards, two 3-pointers, two steals, one assist and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Ryno gives the Rockets the stable, court-spacing PF they've missed the past few seasons, and he's a promising fit in Mike D'Antoni's offense. His rebound rate should also increase after a down year coming off the bench in New Orleans, and he could be a steal for owners who landed him in the late-middle rounds. His 34 minutes tonight were four above last year's average. Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng double-doubles vs. Memphis
    Gorgui Dieng scored 12 points with 14 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 34 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He had the mid-range game working and did a fine job on defense. Dieng is locked and loaded for minutes in the 28-32 range most nights with one of the highest fantasy floors around. While Dieng is not going to get many center minutes, coach Tom Thibodeau looks like he will play him consistently at power forward. Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Alex Len splits minutes evenly w/ Chandler
    Alex Len had eight points, seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes during Wednesday's season-opening loss to the Kings.

    Advice: Starting center Tyson Chandler played 23 minutes and the two big men remain locked in a value-killing timeshare. Minutes at PF aren't likely for Len, either, since the Suns have veterans like Jared Dudley and P.J. Tucker in addition to rookies Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender. We've seen Len's upside in flashes, but he's just a low-end option until more minutes open up. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Dragan Bender garbage time
    Dragan Bender took advantage of garbage time on Wednesday to score 10 points in his NBA debut, going 4-of-5 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers.

    Advice: Bender also snared two rebounds and one steal, rounding out a very assured debut in front of the home fans. He didn't appear in the first half and may not have played if Sacramento hadn't led by 20+ points in the second half, so tonight's efficient line is no cause for excitement. Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Rudy Gay scores 22 points on 9-of-15 FGs
    Rudy Gay racked up 22 points in 33 minutes vs. the Suns on Wednesday, going 9-of-15 from the field with four blocks, three boards, two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Trade rumors have swirled around Gay this offseason, due partly to his declaration that he'll opt out of his contract next summer. Those distractions didn't affect him tonight, though, and more importantly his Achilles injury seems to be in the rearview. So far, so good. Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 24 pts in 25 minutes
    DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings to a road win on Wednesday with a team-high 24 points on 6-of-10 FGs and 12-of-16 FTs, to go along with six boards, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: Cousins did his damage in just 25 minutes tonight, and his interior play was simply too much for the Suns' frontcourt to handle. DMC attempted 10 or fewer shots just four times last season, and it's not something we expect to see very often with coach Dave Joerger determined to run the offense through him. Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Kosta Koufos starts, plays only 13 minutes
    Kosta Koufos started Wednesday's game but didn't do much in the boxscore, finishing with two points, four boards and one assist in 13 minutes.

    Advice: Koufos impacted the game more than his drab stat-line suggests, and we expect him to continue starting alongside DeMarcus Cousins until further notice. Even as a starter, Koufos should be unowned outside of deep leagues. Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis gets 16 minutes in start
    Domantas Sabonis started in his NBA debut against the 76ers on Wednesday, scoring five points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes.

    Advice: While he may start, the rookie likely won't see minutes beyond his first stint of each half. Sabonis is only worthy of ownership in deep leagues and won't have much DFS appeal. Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Richaun Holmes blocks three shots
    Richaun Holmes scored six points in 12 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday, adding three rebounds and three blocks.

    Advice: Nerlens Noel (knee, groin) could be out for a long time and the other centers have minutes caps. Holmes could be a sneaky fantasy guy on the nights Joel Embiid and/or Jahlil Okafor get the night off. Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Omer Asik starts, struggles in 17 minutes
    Omer Asik started on Wednesday but had only two points, one board and one assist in 17 minutes during a disappointing loss to the Nuggets.

    Advice: The oft-injured center has secured the starting gig, but may be subject to random benchings against smaller opponents. As tonight's line shows, even as a starter he doesn't have much appeal. Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Terrence Jones plays 18 minutes vs. Denver
    Terrence Jones posted six points, three rebounds, three steals and one assist in just 18 minutes off the bench in New Orleans' season opener.

    Advice: It's a disappointing start for Jones, but he deserves a few weeks before making any sweeping judgments about his value with the Pelicans. Head coach Alvin Gentry has suggested that he could slide Anthony Davis to center in certain matchups, opening up a potential PF job for Jones, which is something to watch for vs. the Warriors on Friday. Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Kenneth Faried grabs 14 boards off DEN bench
    Kenneth Faried came off the bench on Wednesday for nine points, 14 rebounds, two steals, one assist and three turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Manimal can still be productive in a bench role, but his fantasy stock has dropped like a rock over the past year. Denver is committed to the Nurkic/Jokic frontcourt, and Darrell Arthur (knee) is day-to-day, so Faried's fantasy owners should probably be rooting for a trade. Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Robert Covington off to a slow start
    Robert Covington scored 10 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: His ankle wasn't the problem and he just didn't have the shots tonight. Covington will be taking plenty of jumpers and racking up the steals, so he's a must-own player in standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Quincy Acy gets one minute
    Quincy Acy played one minute with one foul on Wednesday.

    Advice: He likely won't be in the rotation while the Mavs are healthy. Acy could get a spot start based on how coach Rick Carlisle handles his rotation with rest, but he's not a fantasy option right now. Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Miles Plumlee starts, plays eight minutes
    Miles Plumlee was ineffective as a starter on Wednesday, finishing scoreless with one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block in eight minutes.

    Advice: Plumlee lasted less than four minutes in the third quarter and didn't get back on the court, so there are no guarantees that he'll get another start vs. Brooklyn on Saturday. Suffice to say, he's off the radar in standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Greg Monroe notches 14 & 10 in bench role
    Greg Monroe picked up 14 points, 10 rebounds (five offensive), three assists, two blocks and one steal in just 29 minutes vs. the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Miles Plumlee started but didn't fare well, playing just eight minutes, while John Henson added four points and four boards in 10 minutes off the bench. It's a messy situation for fantasy purposes, but at least Monroe carved out a double-double with some goodies tonight. Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic sent to bench after 1st half
    Mirza Teletovic started the first half during his Bucks' debut on Wednesday, but he finished with only six points on 3-of-12 shooting, three boards and one assist in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The four-year veteran is coming off a career-best season during which he averaged 12.2 points, 2.3 triples and 3.8 rebounds in just 21.3 minutes per game. He was benched after halftime and it's anyone's guess where he'll begin Saturday's game, but his per-minute upside as a perimeter shooter makes him a worthwhile specialist in most 12-team leagues. Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Michael Beasley shoots 1-of-5 in 19 minutes
    Michael Beasley finished Wednesday's game with two points on 1-of-5 shooting, two rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 19 bench minutes.

    Advice: Beasley dealt with a minor elbow injury last week but it was never considered serious. The Bucks are hoping that he can replace some of the scoring they lost when Khris Middleton went down, but a handful of points are basically all he brings to the fantasy table. Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Kosta Koufos confirmed as starter
    Kosta Koufos will start against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was fully expected to see the start next to DeMarcus Cousins with over half of his minutes next to him in the preseason. Koufos is still only a deep-league option. Yesterday, 6:51 pm
  • Omer Asik will start for Pelicans in opener
    Omer Asik will start for the Pelicans in the season opener.

    Advice: Asik played well in the preseason for the Pelicans, averaging a team-high 7.2 rebounds per game. Alexis Ajinca will backup Asik and the two may end up splitting minutes fairly evenly. Tim Frazier, E'Twaun Moore, Solomon Hill and Anthony Davis will round out the New Orleans starting five. Yesterday, 4:34 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis to start at PF in opener
    Domantas Sabonis will start at power forward for the Thunder in their season opener.

    Advice: Coach Billy Donovan said the starting five "isn't set in stone for the entire year," but explained that he wanted to go with Sabonis at the four to help him get acclimated. Sixth man Enes Kanter will likely see the lion's share of minutes at power forward, so Sabonis doesn't possess much value in fantasy leagues. The rest of the Thunder's starting five will be Russell Westbrook, Victor Oladipo, Andre Roberson and Steven Adams. Yesterday, 3:44 pm
  • Miles Plumlee starting on Wednesday
    Miles Plumlee is starting on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Bucks used John Henson as a backup power forward at times, so the flexibility there makes Plulmee the starting option. Henson has better fantasy value for his blocks, though. Greg Monroe will still get big minutes off the bench and isn't affected too much with this move. Yesterday, 3:26 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic, Miles Plumlee to start
    Mirza Teletovic will start next to Matthew Dellavedova, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker and Miles Plumlee against the Hornets.

    Advice: The Bucks do not have Tony Snell (ankle) for this game, so they'll start the power forward Teletovic. He did get some starts in the preseason and the Bucks will need him to space the floor. If he has a strong run to start the year, he could stick. If you need treys, give Teletovic a look. Yesterday, 3:23 pm
  • Quincy Acy (foot) expected to play
    Quincy Acy (foot) is expected to play on Wednesday against the Pacers.

    Advice: The Mavs are asking him to take some 3-pointers and help space the floor off the bench. He is likely to be behind Dwight Powell for backup power forward minutes tonight. Yesterday, 1:41 pm
  • Kosta Koufos listed as starter
    Kosta Koufos is listed as a projected starter with Willie Cauley-Stein coming off the bench against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's not surprising with Cauley-Stein only playing 38 of his 124 preseason minutes next to DeMarcus Cousins. Koufos has slimmed down this summer and has shown a better ability to close out on jumpers against him. He likely won't be too involved in the offense, so there isn't much fantasy upside. Yesterday, 1:06 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell (personal) available to play
    Montrezl Harrell (personal) will be available for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: He was at a funeral earlier this week and will be with the team. Coach Mike D'Antoni has leaned on the 6'8" big man as a smaller center throughout the preseason. D'Antoni did go with Harrell over Clint Capela at times, but Capela seems to be out in front. Plus, both of those guys along with Nene only saw minutes at the five. Yesterday, 11:13 am
  • Luol Deng, Timofey Mozgov probable Wednesday
    Luol Deng (left leg) and Timofey Mozgov (tailbone) are being listed as probable for Wednesday's regular-season opener against Houston.

    Advice: Walton already said on Tuesday that both would be available on opening night, so the probable tag is just a formality. Feel free to get them active. Yesterday, 10:54 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins says playoffs are the goal
    DeMarcus Cousins said that his only goal this season is to get the Kings into the playoffs.

    Advice: "I have one goal, that’s playoffs," Cousins told media members on Tuesday before the team boarded a plane for Phoenix. "That’s success for me right now." Through six years of NBA experience, DMC has yet to sniff the playoffs, and it would be surprising to see this Kings team break that trend. Cousins is sure to have another stat stuffing season, but cutting down on the turnovers will be key to improving his value in 9-cat leagues. Yesterday, 6:35 am
  • Luol Deng, Timofey Mozgov will play in opener
    Luke Walton confirmed on Tuesday that both Luol Deng (left leg) and Timofey Mozgov (tailbone) will be good to go for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Rockets.

    Advice: Deng could provide some low-end value to begin the year, but his role could slowly diminish in Los Angeles as the losses begin to pile up and player development becomes a priority over wins. Mozgov signed a massive deal with the Lakers this offseason, but it would be surprising if he were a significant factor in fantasy hoops this year. Tuesday, 1:38 pm
  • Deng, Mozgov probable for season opener
    Luol Deng (left leg) and Timofey Mozgov (tailbone) are probable to play in Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Rockets.

    Advice: Neither guy is dealing with a significant injury, so it would be very surprising to see them miss opening night. Deng will be L.A.'s starting small forward, but his minutes could be held in check with the development of Brandon Ingram being a priority for the Lakers. Tuesday, 12:53 pm
  • Quincy Acy (foot) questionable for opener
    Quincy Acy (right foot) has been downgraded to questionable for opening night.

    Advice: Even if he's cleared to play, there are no guarantees he actually steps foot on the court. Tuesday, 12:32 pm
  • Miles Plumlee likely to start opening night
    Miles Plumlee has been practicing with the starting unit, so it looks like he'll be Milwaukee's starting center for Wednesday's regular-season opener against Charlotte.

    Advice: Through 14 games as a starter last season, Plumlee only managed to contribute averages of 6.6 points, 5.4 boards and 1.0 block, so he's a good example of how starting doesn't necessarily lead to fantasy value. Greg Monroe will come off the bench. Tuesday, 12:13 pm
  • Covington (ankle) confirms he'll play vs. OKC
    Robert Covington (right ankle) confirmed on Monday that he'll be ready to play in the 76ers' season opener against the Thunder on Wednesday.

    Advice: "I'm feeling pretty good [with the ankle]," said Covington. "I did a lot of stuff to stay on top of it, so I'll be ready for opening night." Covington's ankle injury was never believed to be serious, and Brett Brown also said he's expecting to have his starting small forward available when the regular-season tips. He'll be a nice source of triples and steals this season. Monday, 11:24 am
  • Montrezl Harrell (personal) doesn't practice
    Montrezl Harrell (personal) was not present during Monday's practice.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly what Harrell is dealing with, but he figures to split minutes with Nene as Clint Capela's backup this season, so there's no need to pay him any mind in standard leagues. Monday, 11:13 am
  • Quincy Acy (foot) expected to play in opener
    Quincy Acy (right foot strain) is expected to be ready for Dallas' regular season opener against the Pacers.

    Advice: Acy was able to go through half of Sunday's practice, so he should be good to go by Wednesday. That being said, it's unlikely that he'll be in the rotation while the team is healthy, so there's no reason to waste a draft pick on Acy in any setting. Sunday, 11:16 am
  • Robert Covington expected to play Wednesday
    Robert Covington (ankle) is expected to play on Wednesday according to coach Brett Brown even though he sat out of Sunday's practice.

    Advice: RoCo tweaked his right ankle during Friday's preseason game and didn't return, but the 76ers were just being cautious. He had a really rough preseason, but he's looking at heavy minutes on a banged up 76ers' roster. He will be a nice source of 3-pointers and steals and is worth targeting towards the end of the middle rounds. Sunday, 10:01 am
  • Report: Greg Monroe could opt-in next year
    The Bucks are "preparing for the possibility" that Greg Monroe opts into his deal for the 2017-18 season, sources told ESPN's Zach Lowe.

    Advice: You could literally "prepare for the possibility" of anything, so we're not reading too far into this one. Besides, Monroe could be traded before we even reach that juncture. Saturday, 3:08 pm
  • Pelicans 'thrilled' with Terrence Jones
    The Pelicans have been "thrilled" with Terrence Jones in the preseason.

    Advice: In particular, New Orleans has been impressed by his ability to facilitate. After a slowish start, Jones really came on toward the end of the preseason and has firmly reestablished himself as a huge fantasy sleeper just ahead of the season. So long as he can stay healthy—and that's not a given whatsoever with this particular player—Jones should provide a very nice return on investment for owners willing to take the gamble. Saturday, 2:44 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. Friday, 10:20 pm
  • Kenneth Faried to come off the bench
    Kenneth Faried will come off the bench this regular season.

    Advice: He had a good game on Friday, scoring 10 points with nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes. With Nikola Jokic set to play minutes at both big spots and coach Mike Malone loving to go small, Faried's playing time may only be hanging in the low 20s. He's also a trade candidate given Denver's depth -- that might be a good thing. If you draft Faried late, make sure your expectations are somewhat low. Friday, 9:56 pm
  • Robert Covington suffers ankle sprain
    Robert Covington suffered a right ankle sprain and did not return on Friday.

    Advice: He was originally getting re-taped to come back in the game, but the team wisely changed its mind. There's been no word on RoCo missing time going forward and we would consider him probable for the opener right now. With Ben Simmons (foot) out, expect Covington to be a stud for steals and treys. He's a solid pick in the late middle rounds. Friday, 8:56 pm
  • Luol Deng out for Friday night
    Luol Deng (rest) will not play on Friday.

    Advice: It looks to be just a night off for the veteran. Deng should start the opener, but he'll have Brandon Ingram right behind him all season. Friday, 5:43 pm
  • Terrence Jones goes off again with 24 points
    Terrence Jones was phenomenal on Thursday, scoring 24 points with four rebounds, three assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Hey now. This comes on the heels of a 18-point game on Tuesday and he averaged 15.0 points per game in the preseason even before this beauty. Jones essentially took a pay cut to put himself in the best spot, and he appears to have made the right choice. Coach Alvin Gentry can use him next to Anthony Davis and both can guard fives depending on the matchup. He's solidified himself as a very nice late-round pick in almost all leagues. Thursday, 7:18 pm
  • OKC, SAC seriously discussed Gay-Payne swap
    The Kings and Thunder reportedly were in serious discussions regarding a Rudy Gay, Cameron Payne (foot) deal, but talks fell apart when Payne broke his foot in September.

    Advice: It seems like only a matter of time until Gay is wearing a different jersey, but the uncertainty of his next destination makes him a risky mid-round target. For what it's worth, the Kings have consistently expressed interest in Ricky Rubio, but it's unclear if they could put together the assets to make that deal appealing for the Timberwolves. Depending on what the Kings get back, Matt Barnes could see a nice boost in value with the departure of Gay. Thursday, 11:54 am
  • Quincy Acy (foot) ruled out for Friday
    Quincy Acy (right foot sprain) will not suit up for Friday's preseason finale against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Acy is just going to be an emergency depth guy in Dallas, meaning he's not worth drafting in any setting. Thursday, 11:20 am
  • Rudy Gay trying to ignore trade rumors
    Rudy Gay said he is trying to ignore trade rumors and focus on the regular season.

    Advice: Gay has been mentioned as a potential trade candidate, but the 30-year-old said he's trying to ignore rumors as best as he can. "I'm with the Sacramento Kings," Gay said. "I prepare as if I'm going to be with the Sacramento Kings. I have no choice but to work for the Sacramento Kings." Gay is already a risky mid-round fantasy pick and a potential trade makes him even more risky as he could see his value go down in a new location. Thursday, 7:31 am
  • Harrell scores seven in 21 minutes
    Montrezl Harrell scored seven points with seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 21 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was quickly gaining ground on Clint Capela, but he lost a bit during this game. Harrell is more of a power forward due to his shorter size at 6'8", but coach Mike D'Antoni is using him at the five. Just keep an eye on him. Wednesday, 8:23 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng goes for 19 & 11 w/ four blocks
    Gorgui Dieng helped the Wolves cruise past the Grizzlies on Wednesday with 19 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks, one steal and just one turnover in 23 minutes.

    Advice: The 26-year-old big man sank 5-of-6 field goals and 9-of-10 free throws, a level of efficiency that buoys his rising fantasy stock. With the starting job all locked up, Dieng shouldn't fall past the middle rounds in any format. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Deyonta Davis (foot) debuts for Grizzlies
    Deyonta Davis (foot) made his preseason debut on Wednesday with three points, five boards and two blocks in 12 minutes.

    Advice: The rookie shot just 1-of-5 from the field with two turnovers, however, and there are no guarantees that he'll make David Fizdale's rotation. Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • Miles Plumlee scores 10 pts w/ eight boards
    Miles Plumlee chipped in 10 points and eight boards in 19 minutes on Wednesday, going 4-of-5 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line.

    Advice: The points and rebounds were both preseason highs for Plumlee, which says plenty about his fantasy outlook. Even as the Bucks' presumptive starting center, he's only worth a glance in deep leagues. Wednesday, 7:34 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic scores 14 points as starter
    Mirza Teletovic started on Wednesday and had 14 points on 4-of-12 shooting with three 3-pointers, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: The Bucks badly need Teletovic's perimeter shooting, and his prospects are even brighter with the possibility of minutes at both SF and PF. He's worth a look in the final rounds if you need some 3-pointers and scoring with solid FT shooting. Wednesday, 7:33 pm
  • Luol Deng rested Wednesday vs. Warriors
    Luol Deng will be rested vs. the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: There's nothing to see here, as L.A. is taking the opportunity to rest the veteran in a meaningless game. Nick Young will get the start at SF in his absence. Wednesday, 5:27 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic getting the start
    Mirza Teletovic will start next to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Matthew Dellavedova, Jabari Parker and Miles Plumlee on Wednesday.

    Advice: Tony Snell (ankle) still isn't ready to go, so the Bucks will give Mirza a longer look tonight. Teletovic should be getting minutes in the mid 20s in the second unit this season. Wednesday, 3:48 pm
  • Michael Beasley (elbow) out for Wednesday
    Michael Beasley (elbow) will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's unclear what's going on with Beasley's elbow, but there's no indication of it being serious. With him out, we'll get a longer look at Mirza Teletovic along with the other forwards. Wednesday, 3:46 pm
  • Deyonta Davis will make debut
    Deyonta Davis (foot) will make his preseason debut on Wednesday.

    Advice: We finally get a look at the rookie from Michigan State. Davis has some upside with blocks, but we'll have to see him stay on the court before assessing his fantasy value. Wednesday, 3:43 pm
  • Deyonta Davis (foot) questionable for Wed.
    Deyonta Davis (foot) is questionable to play on Wednesday.

    Advice: We still haven't seen the rookie in Summer League or in the preseason. He fell in the draft because there were some injury concerns and it looks like those concerns are justified. Just keep an eye on Davis in very deep leagues. Wednesday, 11:53 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins drops 23 points Tuesday
    DeMarcus Cousins dropped 23 points against the Clippers on Tuesday in just 26 minutes.

    Advice: He was 10-of-17 from the field with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and three turnovers. His usage rate should be borderline insane just like it was last season, especially since his supporting cast isn't very inspiring. Things could get ugly in a hurry in Sacramento this season and he's going to turn the ball over a ton, so he's more of a second-round target in standard leagues. He's going to post some monster numbers, though. Tuesday, 9:42 pm
  • Rudy Gay held to six points Tuesday
    Rudy Gay was held to six points on 3-of-10 shooting vs. the Clippers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Maybe the rumors are starting to get to him. Gay had a nightmare showing, turning the ball over six times with four boards, three assists and three steals. He's going to be the starting SF this season, but the Kings can't wait to trade him -- Gay already informed the Kings that he will not pick up his player option for the 2017-18 season. He's a risky mid-round pick this season and a trade might not help his value. Tuesday, 9:37 pm
  • Kenneth Faried appears headed for bench
    Kenneth Faried came off the bench again on Tuesday and hit 4-of-7 shots for nine points, two rebounds and a block in 16 minutes.

    Advice: It looks like Jusuf Nurkic will start at center and Nikola Jokic will get the nod at power forward, pushing Faried to the bench. He's been disappointing nearly every season he's been in the league and having to battle with Jokic for minutes and production could be a rough road for the Manimal. He's nothing more than a late-round fantasy flier right now. Tuesday, 8:07 pm
  • Terrence Jones scores 18 w/ two treys
    Terrence Jones (knee contusion) returned to action in style on Tuesday vs. the Hawks, scoring 18 points with four rebounds, two 3-pointers and one block in just 20 minutes.

    Advice: The Pelicans were running their offense through him and he showed no signs of any injury after he missed the previous two games. He finished 6-of-15 from the field and it's great to see him attempt five 3-pointers on the night. He's loaded with upside and may have to step up early on with Anthony Davis bothered by an ankle issue. He should see minutes at the four and five and is a nice sleeper late in drafts, but just keep his injury history in mind. Tuesday, 7:00 pm
  • Terrence Jones (knee) available to play Tues
    Terrence Jones (knee) will be available to play Tuesday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Jones has missed the past two games with a bruised knee, which is pretty typical for the oft-injured forward, but it sounds like he could be back on the court for limited action Tuesday night. Jones does offer a good amount of upside with his ability to swat shots and hit triples, but staying healthy has been a major issue for him through his four years in the league. Still, he's on the radar as a potential late-round target in standard settings. Tuesday, 3:28 pm
  • Report: SAC has discussed Gay deal with Miami
    The Kings have reportedly had discussions with the Heat involving a trade that would send Rudy Gay and Darren Collison to Miami in exchange for Goran Dragic.

    Advice: Gay is tired of dealing with the disfunction of the Sacramento franchise, and has already informed the club that he will not pick up his player option for the 2017-18 season, so the Kings would be wise to trade him rather than let him walk away for nothing as a free agent next summer. This isn't the first time that Miami has been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Gay, so this report does have some merit. In terms of fantasy hoops, Gay could see a slight boost operating as one of the main guys in Miami, while Dragic's value would likely hold steady as he'd remain a starter in Sacramento. Collison's value, however, would likely take a hit in Miami. To be clear, nothing is imminent. Tuesday, 12:17 pm
  • Greg Monroe scores 12 off the bench
    Greg Monroe scored 12 points off the bench with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 23 minutes vs. the Pistons on Monday.

    Advice: The biggest takeaway from tonight is that Monroe's usage rate could actually be a lot higher off the bench, as he attempted 19 shots from the field, connecting on six of them. Miles Plumlee is the favorite to start, but Monroe should soak up the majority of the center minutes, assuming the Bucks give up on trying to trade him. Monday, 7:19 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic scores nine in start Monday
    Mirza Teletovic scored nine points in a start at power forward on Monday, adding three boards, two steals and two treys in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He was 2-of-5 from the field and hit all three of his free throws. Starting Teletovic would make sense for the Bucks because of their struggles from deep least season, and he gives point forward Giannis Antetokounmpo some more driving lanes with his floor spacing. Regardless of whether or not he starts, Teletovic will have a significant role and is a nice late-round pick for owners in need of treys. The Bucks gave him $30 million for a reason. Monday, 7:10 pm
  • Terrence Jones (knee) questionable Tuesday
    Terrence Jones (knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Jones has missed two games in a row and was listed as doubtful in the previous outing, so this can be viewed as a step in the right direction. The Pelicans are banged up right now and don't want to take any chances, so we'd still be surprised to see Jones out there. The Pelicans signed Quincy Ford to a training camp deal to provide some additional depth for Tuesday. For now, Jones is still considered a sleeper in the later rounds. Monday, 2:46 pm
  • 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
  • Robert Covington (migraine) misses practice
    Robert Covington missed practice on Monday due to a migraine.

    Advice: The 76ers have one more preseason game on Friday vs. the Heat, so Covington should be considered questionable. Hollis Thompson missed practice with an illness, so Jerami Grant could be looking at a heavy workload Friday. Monday, 9:49 am
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