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  • Clippers waive Joe Ingles
    Clippers waive F Joe Ingles.

    Advice: Despite being crossed over so badly that he wound up in the stands, Jared Cunningham is going to make the team. Ingles is probable D-League bound. Rotoworld.com
    22 minutes ago
  • Earl Barron waived by Suns
    Suns waive F/C Earl Barron.

    Advice: They're going to run and that's not exactly a style suitable for Barron. Anthony Tolliver is fitting right in and should get his fair share of treys in the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    29 minutes ago
  • Jerami Grant targeting Nov. 5
    Jerami Grant (ankle) is expected to be back with the team on Nov. 5.

    Advice: There hasn't been much news on his ankle injury and missing preseason has hurt his chances for minutes. Still, Henry Sims is not untouchable and fantasy owners in deep leagues will want to keep an eye on how the Sixers handle basically all of their positions. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:31 am
  • David West (ankle) doesn't practice on Sat.
    David West (ankle) did not practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Beat writer Scott Agness said West's ankle is still swollen while coach Frank Vogel said the team will see how West feels in a couple of days. Basically, his chances of playing on Wednesday are not good, despite being one of the toughest players in the NBA. Chris Copeland and Luis Scola are both worth looks for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:20 am
  • Spurs waive some guys on Saturday
    The Spurs waived JaMychal Green, Fuquan Edwin and Robert Vaden on Saturday.

    Advice: Edwin and Vaden didn't even play, but Green had some run. These players aren't likely to be picked up and should clear waivers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:51 am
  • Andre Roberson doesn't practice
    Andre Roberson did not practice on Saturday due to an ankle injury.

    Advice: There is no word on the severity, but we'd guess he'll be ready to start the season. Roberson is very likely to be the starting shooting guard for OKC, but he'll only have value in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:38 am
  • Perry Jones, Andre Roberson don't practice
    Perry Jones III (knee) and Andre Roberson (ankle) did not practice on Saturday.

    Advice: This is getting ridiculous. While Jones is probably getting a day off, it's still hard to believe how many OKC wings are missing time. Assuming everything is OK, Jones will have some late-round upside in deeper leagues with Anthony Morrow (knee) out to start the season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:33 am
  • Kris Humphries is back at practice
    Kris Humphries (hand) was back at practice on Saturday.

    Advice: It sounds like he's ready for the opener on Wednesday. Humphries had his stitches out of his hand on Friday, so he shouldn't be limited. With Nene out due to a one-game suspension, Hump and Kevin Seraphin should get minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:12 am
  • Raptors waive Jordan Hamilton
    Raptors waive G/F Jordan Hamilton.

    Advice: Unlike Andrea Bargnani, Hamilton was viewed as one of general manager's Masai Ujiri's guys. He might catch on with another team because the Raptors just didn't have room for him with teenage darling Bruno Caboclo on the roster. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:02 am
  • Cavs not close to extension with Tristan
    The Cavs and Tristan Thompson are not close to coming to terms on an extension.

    Advice: It sounds like he will be a restricted free agent next summer. Thompson does have a big opportunity in front of him, but he will be coming off the bench. That said, he doesn't have a lot of presence in defensive stats and is inefficient, so we like other people later in drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:56 am
  • Larry Sanders hopes to be ready for opener
    Larry Sanders said he hopes to play in the season opener.

    Advice: He had a surgery earlier this month and has been going through some non-contact practice. In some of the videos of practice, Sanders worked up a good sweat, so he's a little closer to probable. Like most Bucks stories, this is a guessing game and we still don't even know what his surgery was for. He's worth the risk later in drafts and he should be able to fall to you near 100. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:43 am
  • Markieff Morris puts up a nice game in finale
    Markieff Morris finished his preseason on a high note with 17 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He shot 5-of-8 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line, which was nice to see after a mildly disappointing preseason. Obviously, we're not concerned and are expecting him to grow from his top-50 numbers after the break last season. He's a player you'll want to reach for. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:53 am
  • Carmelo says Knicks will struggle w/ triangle
    Carmelo Anthony said on Friday the Knicks are"never going to have [the triangle offense] all the way down pat."

    Advice: Teammate J.R. Smith has been saying similar things and it seems obvious that the Knicks are going to start slow. Anthony is still going to get his and his slimmed-down frame should help his case for minutes. He's a first round pick in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:50 am
  • Justin Holiday makes the Warriors
    Justin Holiday made the Warriors 15-man roster.

    Advice: He had a magnificent summer league with a 29-point game and plenty of highlights, and he finished strong in October to earn the last roster spot. Holiday probably won't be in the rotation, but kudos to a guy who wasn't on a team a month ago. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:34 am
  • Warriors waive James Michael McAdoo
    Warriors waive F James Michael McAdoo.

    Advice: He had a terrific 20-point game on Oct. 16, but was very quiet in the other games. McAdoo will likely be headed to Santa Cruz. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:23 am
  • Klay Klay: Thompson scores 35 points
    Klay Thompson scored 35 points against the Nuggets during a 119-112 win on Friday, making 13-of-26 from the field with three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: Well, someone is playing like they want a max deal. The 3.5 triples per game over his last six games is not a shock, but he has a surprising 1.8 blocks per game in limited playing time over his last four. He did have a massive preseason last year, so fantasy owners shouldn't put too much stock into the past month. However, he's still a terrific guy to take in the fourth round. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Harrison Barnes not playing well still
    Harrison Barnes didn't look great in 24 minutes against the Nuggets with four points, two rebounds and three fouls on Friday.

    Advice: He hasn't done anything noteworthy this month and he's likely just going to be a place holder as the starting small forward. Fantasy owners should go with Draymond Green in the later rounds and can leave Barnes on the wire in even 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Draymond shows his upside again
    Draymond Green scored eight points with five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He almost always finds a way to put up stats and can really do it all except make free throws consistently. Green is one of our favorite late-round targets. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari played 16 minutes
    Danilo Gallinari played 16 minutes against the Warriors on Friday with 10 points, three rebounds and one foul.

    Advice: The minutes aren't there yet, but everything else looks great. He's getting to the line, taking triples and posting a high usage rate. As long as you're OK with him starting off slow, Gallinari is a decent target in the last few rounds of standard drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Chris Kaman gets the start next to Ro-Lo
    Chris Kaman just missed a double-double in Friday's 99-89 win over the Clippers with 13 points, nine rebounds, two assists and three blocks.

    Advice: It's a good sign for his value to see coach Terry Stotts is willing to start him next to Robin Lopez. Kaman has been injury prone and has hasn't played big minutes in a while, so he can be ignored in most leagues. Also, LaMarcus Aldridge (groin) should be ready for the opener. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Meyers Leonard takes seven treys
    Meyers Leonard attempted seven triples and made two of them on his way to 14 points with seven rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Yes, this is the same Meyers Leonard who went 0-of-6 from beyond the arc last season, so that's cool. He also hit three triples on Wednesday and is hotter from beyond than arc than most sharpshooters. Hopefully you don't need us to tell you he's not going to be a savior for 3-pointers in your fantasy league. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Julius Randle just misses double-double
    Julius Randle continued to get better on Friday with 12 points, nine rebounds, two assists and one steal in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He was awful earlier this month, but he's coming around. Randle looked like a superstar at summer league and there is going to be an adjustment period. He could be a nice asset in a couple months, but he's not a great target unless you have sage-like patience. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Carl Landry has a decent game in 23 mins.
    Carl Landry scored eight points with four rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 23 minutes.

    Advice: He hasn't been very productive this month and the Kings have a mess at power forward. Reggie Evans miss all six shots from the field with 16 rebounds, three assists and one turnover. Jason Thompson played 18 minutes in his start with two points and three rebounds, and two turnovers. Basically, this situation for most fantasy owners can be summed up in one word: Nope. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins looks terrific in finale
    DeMarcus Cousins had an awesome finish to his preseason on Friday with 21 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: While we're not sure he can stay under his goal of less than five technical fouls, we're positive he's going to be a beast in fantasy leagues. Cousins is a threat to be a 20-10 guy with plenty of defense and is worthy of a selection in the first round. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 24 pts on 8-of-12 FGs
    Gordon Hayward led Utah with 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting, five rebounds, three assists and one steal in a losing effort vs. the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: A key for fantasy owners is his shooting percentages -- he made a woeful 41.3 percent from the field while adjusting to a bigger role last season, but has made 54.8 percent of his attempts in Utah's past five exhibitions. Hayward heads into the regular season on strong footing and is the unquestioned motor of the Jazz offense, giving him reliable early-round upside. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony ends preseason w/ 24-point gm
    Carmelo Anthony's preseason ended with a 24-point performance vs. the Raptors, as he made 8-of-17 FGs, 3-of-8 three-pointers, and 5-of-5 FTs in just 28 minutes of action.

    Advice: He didn't do much elsewhere tonight, adding one rebound, zero assists, one steal and three turnovers, but Melo finished the preseason strong with 26.0 points in 31.0 minutes over the Knicks' last three exhibitions. There will be growing pains as the Knicks' flawed roster adapts to the triangle offense, but Melo's fantasy value is about as bullet-proof as it comes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:21 pm
  • Kris Humphries gets the stitches out
    Kris Humphries (hand) had the stitches removed on Friday and hasn't tested his hand yet.

    Advice: He sounds like he could be ready for the regular season and the Wizards will need him with Nene suspended for the opener. Humphries and Kevin Seraphin would get most of the minutes next to Marcin Gortat. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:37 pm
  • Larry Sanders has non-contact practice Friday
    Larry Sanders went through a non-contact practice on Friday.

    Advice: He said he "thinks" he'll be ready for the opener, which doesn't sound too encouraging. Sanders had an undisclosed minor surgery last week and the Bucks continue to keep secrets from the basketball world. He's worth a look late for his upside in blocks as long as you're not passing on better late-round prospects. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:49 pm
  • Tristan Thompson will come off the bench
    Tristan Thompson will begin the 2014-15 season coming off the bench for the Cavs.

    Advice: Destined for a reserve role, Thompson will enter the 2014-15 season as more of a deep league asset. However, current starting center Anderson Varejao is about as injury prone as they come, so if/when Varejao goes down with an injury, Thompson will gain standard league relevancy as the teams' starting center. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:35 am
  • Julius Randle wants to be the next Kobe
    Julius Randle told reporters that he wants to be the next Kobe Bryant.

    Advice: After a slow start to the preseason, the rookie has turned things around and is thinking big. "People used to tell me I’m going to be the next Shaq," said Randle. "I said, ‘I don’t want to be the next Shaq. I want to be the next Kobe.’ I always dribbled the ball everywhere I went." Randle's fantasy value is limited as he'll play behind Carlos Boozer to start the season, but he's a player to keep an eye on if he's able to able to leapfrog the veteran on the Lakers' depth chart. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:07 am
  • Mark Jackson thinks Klay Thompson worth max
    Former Warriors head coach Mark Jackson said that he thinks Klay Thompson is worth a max contract.

    Advice: As the deadline to keep Thompson from becoming a restricted free agent after the 2014-15 season approaches, Jackson made his feelings clear about his former player. "He’s a guy that will make a boatload of money and in my opinion the best two-way shooting guard in the world, and it’s not even close," Jackson said. "He’s got to get [the max contract]." Thompson has had a strong preseason and is a safe early-round target for fantasy owners due to his three-point shooting prowess. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:48 am
  • Markieff Morris struggles again in loss
    Markieff Morris hit just 3-of-9 shots and no 3-pointers for 12 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal on Wednesday.

    Advice: His preseason hasn't gone quite as we had planned, but we're still on board with Morris. Anthony Tolliver didn't do much tonight and any talk of Morris coming off the bench has been quelled. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:27 pm
  • Julius Randle racks up 17 & 8 vs. Blazers
    Julius Randle had 17 points, eight rebounds, one steal and no blocks in Wednesday's win over the Blazers.

    Advice: The Blazers sat most of their starters and Randle looked good against their bench players. He'll come off the bench for the Lakers, but tonight was a good sign for his fantasy value. Consider him late in your draft, but chances are you can find more of a sure thing to draft. He'll be playing behind Carlos Boozer (who didn't look great tonight) until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:38 pm
  • Chris Kaman scores 12 vs. Lakers
    Chris Kaman played through a head injury on Wednesday and hit 5-of-7 shots for 12 points, one rebound, three assists, a steal and two blocks in 23 minutes.

    Advice: He started for the Blazers, who rested all their regulars except for Damian Lillard, who played just 17 minutes. Kaman played fairly well against his former team and is having a good preseason, but will likely need an injury from LaMarcus Aldridge or Robin Lopez to make a difference in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:29 pm
  • Tristan Thompson quiet in 17 minutes
    Tristan Thompson had nine points, five rebounds, two steals and zero blocks on 3-of-8 shooting in 17 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Anderson Varejao is starting at center and Kevin Love is going to eat up the power forward minutes, but Thompson will see minutes backing up both of them. And once Varejao goes down with an injury (don't kid yourself - it will happen), Thompson could find himself starting at center. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:00 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony hits game winner, scores 30
    Carmelo Anthony hit the game-winning jumper and got the foul in Wednesday's 103-100 win over the Wizards, scoring 30 points with three rebounds, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He made 11-of-19 from the field and all six shots from the field. Only two of his shots came from within 13 feet and the mid-rangers were dropping. Anthony's shot totals were down, but he's attempted 20.5 per game in his last two. Even if his style does change, he still should fill up the stat sheet enough to warrant a selection at the end of the first round. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:26 pm
  • Thunder exercise option on Andre Roberson
    The Thunder exercised their third-year option on Andre Roberson.

    Advice: He's going to have a chance to start at shooting guard, but the Thunder won't draw up many plays for him. Unless he gets red hot from 3, fantasy owners can ignore Roberson in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:15 pm
  • Perry Jones gets his extension
    The Thunder exercised their fourth-year option on Perry Jones III.

    Advice: It's an obvious move and he'll have his best chance to put up numbers this season. Jones could start at small forward with Kevin Durant (foot) out, which makes sense because he can play the stretch four -- like KD does. He's on the radar in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:11 pm
  • Chris Kaman bitten, tested for concussion
    Chris Kaman received three stitches on his head after being accidentally bitten by Nuggets C Timofey Mozgov.

    Advice: Kaman said he felt "pretty good" after the game, but the Blazers tested him for a concussion and he's uncertain to play on Wednesday. He isn't holding the bizarre incident against Mozgov, either. "I went back pretty hard and I must've hit him in the chest," Kaman said. "He kind of folded over and his teeth went down on my head." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:14 am
  • Markieff Morris shoots 3-of-10 for seven pts
    Markieff Morris struggled in 27 minutes vs. the Lakers, shooting 3-of-10 from the field for seven points, four rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: He chipped in one 3-pointer and one steal, and he has plenty of upside thanks to his statistical versatility and a guaranteed starting job. Don't let a few quiet preseason games fool you -- Kieff is poised for a big season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:01 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (knee) on 15-minute limit
    Danilo Gallinari (knee surgery) was one of four Nuggets players on a strict minute-limit vs. Portland on Tuesday, finishing with four points, two rebounds and one assist in 14 minutes.

    Advice: There will be some rough patches for Gallo early in the season, as he looks to regain his pre-surgery form, so his fantasy owners will have to stay patient. He's had a few preseason scoring outbursts, and his 3-point shooting is unaffected, but he's yet to play more than 15 minutes in a game. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:37 pm
  • Perry Jones scores 20 off OKC bench
    Perry Jones came off the bench again on Tuesday and hit 6-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 20 points, four rebounds and an assist.

    Advice: He's still battling for the starting SF job in the absence of Kevin Durant (broken foot), but it's also possible that Anthony Morrow has won the job. Either way, Jones should get a lot of run off the bench and is worth a late look in most fantasy leagues, along with Morrow. Jones hit just 6-of-11 free throws tonight, which is something to keep an eye on if you're thinking about drafting him. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:07 pm
  • Chris Kaman playing well off Blazers bench
    Chris Kaman is averaging 10.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in his four games off the bench for Portland this preseason.

    Advice: If you're in a deep league that requires you starting two centers, Kaman may be worth a look at the end of your draft. And if Robin Lopez or LaMarcus Aldridge go down at some point, he'll become a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:04 pm
  • Kris Humphries' stitches not yet removed
    The stitches in Kris Humphries' right hand were not removed during his post-surgery checkup on Monday.

    Advice: Humphries gashed his hand on the rim during a preseason game, damaging a nerve in his right pinkie finger, and he was given a 3-4 week timetable on Oct. 10. He's very questionable to play in the Wizards' season opener, and Nene will be serving a suspension, so more minutes should be available for DeJuan Blair , Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:52 am
  • Cousins triple-doubles with turnovers vs. SA
    DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) triple-doubled with turnovers in Monday's preseason loss to the Spurs, scoring 32 points on 12-of-14 shooting with 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and a whopping 10 turnovers.

    Advice: Five of those turnovers were offensive fouls in a quintessential Boogie game tonight. The Spurs rested Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter (calf) was out, so they had nobody that could even remotely control him. He's going to be a thrill ride this season. His Achilles' injury is not a concern. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:19 pm
  • Landry (knee) returns to action on Monday
    Carl Landry (knee) returned to action on Monday, scoring 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting (5-of-5 FTs) with seven rebounds and no steals or blocks in 18 minutes.

    Advice: This is a Landry line if we've seen one. He'll need to have a bunch more before we recommend to owners that they deal with his fantasy deficient stat-set in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:14 pm
  • Carmelo takes 22 shots after Triange comments
    Carmelo Anthony took 22 shots after saying he might shoot less in the Triangle Offense, hitting seven of them for 24 points in the Knicks' 120-107 preseason loss to the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: While it's reasonable that Anthony is compelled to make the extra pass with Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson calling the shots, we'll wait for further proof that he's going to take less shots before adjusting our projections by anything more than a smidge. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:48 pm
  • Thompson looks like he's coming off the bench
    Tristan Thompson came off the bench in Monday's preseason game against the Bulls, scoring 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Hopefully he can keep the blocks up but 0.4 per game last season is probably a better indicator. David Blatt said tonight's game would be run like a regular season game and that probably means Thompson is the swing big backing up both Anderson Varejao and Kevin Love. He has a hard time accumulating value as a big-minute starter, so needless to say this news moves him further into deep league territory. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:28 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (cold) doesn't practice Mon.
    Danilo Gallinari (cold) did not practice on Monday, and is now questionable for Tuesday's preseason game vs. Portland.

    Advice: He's just sick, and this is highly unlikely to impact his status for the regular season opener. Danilo has looked great throughout the preseason so far, and he's well worth a late-round selection for his ability to drain 3-pointers and bolster the free throw percentage category. He is an injury risk, but there's some decent upside here. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:04 pm
  • David West (ankle) expects to play in opener
    David West (ankle) told reporters on Monday that he suffered a very bad sprain, but he still expects to be ready for opening night.

    Advice: He will be out for the rest of the preseason, and was wearing a walking boot during Monday's practice, so we'll consider him questionable for the regular-season opener. While this is a bad sprain, it's not season ending, and West remains a reasonable mid-round target as he'll have to carry the Pacers' offensive workload with Paul George (foot) on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:32 am
  • Tristan Thompson coming off the bench
    Tristan Thompson will come off the bench against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: He's actually been great so far this preseason, making 20-of-34 from the field and 15-of-19 from the line. Thompson isn't a great foul shooter and only somehow blocked just 0.4 shots per game last season, so fantasy owners shouldn't be too eager to pick him up. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:41 am
  • David West (ankle) to have an MRI on Monday
    David West (ankle) will have an MRI on his ankle on Monday.

    Advice: His ankle sprain looked awful on Saturday, but he didn't break it because X-rays were negative. West is likely out for the rest of the preseason and he could be in jeopardy of missing some regular season action. Luis Scola is going to start, but Chris Copeland is probably the preferred target in a vacuum because of his output in 3-pointers and higher upside. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:44 am
  • Harrison Barnes plays 24 minutes vs. HOU
    Harrison Barnes had another efficient preseason outing on Sunday against the Rockets, making 5-of-7 from the field for 13 points with two boards and one turnover.

    Advice: He's shot at least 57 percent from the field in four of his last five games, averaging 9.8 points, 3.0 boards, 1.2 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.6 triples in that span. It is preseason, so it's tough to get overly excited about Barnes' chances of breaking out. Fantasy owners in standard leagues should be able to do better. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:31 am
  • Julius Randle thrives in second-half surge
    Lakers rookie PF Julius Randle finished Sunday's game with a strong second half, on his way to eight points, five rebounds and two blocks in just 20 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: "[Randle] has a world of talent," coach Byron Scott said after the game. "It’s about [doing it consistently]." Consistency may be hard to come by for Randle, a rookie on a lottery-bound team who has barely played with the team's starting PGs. Although he's a sketchy draft-day value in most fantasy leagues, he's worth keeping an eye on as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:26 pm
  • Hayward, Favors rested in road loss to Lakers
    Gordon Hayward and Derek Favors each played 12 minutes before sitting out Utah's loss in L.A. as a precaution.

    Advice: Hayward racked up eight points, three assists and three steals, and Favors was equally impressive, but the Jazz predictably lost their footing once they were pulled by coach Quin Snyder. Both of Utah's cornerstone players should see an uptick in playing time for Tuesday's road game vs. the Thunder. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:14 pm
  • Perry Jones leads OKC w/ 21 points off bench
    Perry Jones came off the bench on Sunday but still led the Thunder with 21 points on 7-of-15 FGs and 5-of-8 FTs, eight rebounds and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He also sank a pair of 3-pointers and is the favorite to start at SF while Kevin Durant (foot) is sidelined. Fantasy owners should view him as a low-end, short-term option capable of contributing a trickle of across-the-board stats. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:14 pm
  • Kris Humphries (hand) to be examined Monday
    Kris Humphries (hand) will have his surgically-repaired hand examined on Monday.

    Advice: He is making good progress and we should know more after tomorrow's consultation. He is still expected to be out until late October at the earliest. He is not recommended for standard leagues at the moment. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:46 am
  • Klay Thompson (rest) out Sunday vs. Houston
    Klay Thompson (rest) will not play in Sunday's exhibition game vs. Houston.

    Advice: Klay has been lights out this preseason, shooting 53.6 percent from the field, and a ridiculous 58.6 percent from 3-point range through five preseason games. He's a primary piece of Golden State's offense, and they weren't willing to include him in any deal, even if it would have netted them Kevin Love. Thompson is set to have another great year, and could see his assist total rise a bit in the Warriors new ball-movement oriented offense. Target him in the early rounds and don't look back. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:46 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins turns it over nine times
    DeMarcus Cousins turned the ball over nine times in 26 minutes on Saturday with 19 points, 12 boards, two blocks and one steal.

    Advice: The turnovers were a bit much and he did have 4.0 turnovers per game in limited action before tonight. Cousins is still going to be a monster for fantasy owners and is worth a look at the end of the first round. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:57 pm
  • Joe Ingles starts on Saturday night
    Joe Ingles didn't make a field goal against the Nuggets on Saturday during a start with three rebounds, one assist and four fouls in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Chris Douglas-Roberts didn't play, so he didn't really capitalize here. Ingles has no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:23 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari plays 15 minutes on Sat.
    Danilo Gallinari played 15 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday with 12 points, one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He is only getting minutes in the teens and will likely have his minutes in check to start the year. Gallinari looks great so far and could be a start-worthy player in all leagues when the calendar turns to 2015, but he'll start slow. Plan accordingly. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:13 pm
  • X-rays negative on David West (right ankle)
    X-rays on Saturday were negative on David West's right ankle.

    Advice: He's dealing with a sprain and coach Frank Vogel said he doesn't know how long West will be out. The team will likely give him an MRI and we'll pass along the information as it becomes available. It's possible West isn't ready for opening night. Chris Copeland and Luis Scola would gain value. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:07 pm
  • David West sprains right ankle on Saturday
    David West suffered a sprained right ankle on Saturday.

    Advice: He rolled it badly after going up for a rebound. West needed some help off the floor and he was putting very little weight on his right foot on his way back to the locker room. There is a chance he misses time in the regular season despite being a tough dude, so fantasy owners might not want to reach for him. If he's out, Luis Scola would be worth a look late in drafts. Chris Copeland could also get some extra run at the four and has a higher upside than Scola. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:44 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony expecting fewer shots
    Carmelo Anthony said on Saturday that he is expecting to take fewer shots in the triangle offense this season.

    Advice: While this may be slightly discouraging to hear, it is too early to buy what Carmelo is saying. He is arguably the most dominant scorer in the game today and we can't see his scoring going down too much on a Knicks team that lacks talent. If anything, we expect his assists to take a slight bump with the emphasis of moving the ball around more. He is easily a first-round target this season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:38 am
  • Hayward scores 22 points, hits all 12 FTs
    Gordon Hayward lit up the box score in Friday's 101-97 preseason loss to the Clippers, scoring 22 points on 4-of-7 shooting (2-of-4 3PTs, 12-of-12 FTs) with six rebounds, four assists and six steals.

    Advice: Keep in mind that these games are loose and often generate pinball statistics. Hayward looks the part after his time with Team USA and has early round upside with a nice and safe mid-round floor. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:38 pm
  • Thompson scores 29 points in loss to Heat
    Klay Thompson scored 29 points on 10-of-21 shooting (including four threes) with two rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in Friday's preseason loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Thompson is going to hang a bunch of these on the opposition this year. David Lee added 24 points with six rebounds and Stephen Curry had a slow night with seven points on 2-of-10 shooting and an otherwise full stat line. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:02 pm
  • Leonard (neck) gets back on the floor
    Meyers Leonard (neck) returned to action on Friday, playing nine minutes off the bench with six points, five rebounds and three assists.

    Advice: Leonard is a man without a role for the Blazers these days. With Chris Kaman set to get backup center minutes he's trying to morph into a stretch four but that's going to be a heavy lift. Fantasy owners can safely ignore him until he shows us something. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:47 pm
  • Roberson goes for 15 and 10 in start vs. TOR
    Andre Roberson started once again on Friday against the Raptors and finished with 15 points, 10 boards, three assists, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

    Advice: This is not typical of Roberson's stat-set and owners can dismiss it unless we see it again. The defensive specialist is probably looking at 20-28 mpg while Kevin Durant is out, and he won't be able to sniff standard league value even with that much playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:11 pm
  • Thompson double-doubles in start
    Tristan Thompson double-doubled in another start on Friday, scoring 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting with 11 rebounds in 30 minutes.

    Advice: That's the good news. The bad news is that as usual he didn't do anything else in the box score and outside of points leagues those other categories count too. Kevin Love (neck) was held out tonight so Anderson Varejao (seven points, seven rebounds, three assists, four steals) also started and we did not get much clarity on who will be in the starting lineup on Opening Night. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:49 pm
  • Larry Sanders undergoes minor surgery
    Larry Sanders underwent a minor outpatient surgical procedure (undisclosed) on Friday, and will miss the Bucks' three final preseason games.

    Advice: He's expected to be ready to go for the Bucks' regular-season opener October 29, so at the moment this seems very minor. Sanders has been playing well throughout the preseason, averaging 10.7 points and 10 rebounds through three games, highlighted by a 15 rebound effort vs. Memphis. Sanders had a disastrous 2013-14 campaign, but his upside in shot blocking makes him worth a gamble in the mid-to-late rounds of standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:55 pm
  • Iggy wants to help Draymond Green get paid
    Andre Iguodala wants to help Draymond Green get paid by making an effort to give him some extra looks while they're on the floor together.

    Advice: "Draymond Green’s in a contract year," said Iguodala. "So I’m going to be looking to give him a couple extra [passes]. He’s going to fill up the basket a little bit more with me on the court with him as well." Draymond's ability to contribute to every category on the stat sheet is fantasy gold, and he was fantastic during the playoffs last year, averaging 11.9 points, 1.1 three-pointers, 8.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.7 blocks per game. Green offers a lot of upside as a late-round selection. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:20 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins will play on Saturday
    DeMarcus Cousins has been dealing with some Achilles tendinitis, but he will play in Saturday's preseason game.

    Advice: The fact that DeMarcus will be playing in a meaningless preseason game tells us this Achilles tendinitis will be a non-issue moving forward. Boogie was superb last season with the Kings, averaging career-highs across the board in points (22.7), rebounds (11.7), assists (2.9), and blocks (1.3). With zero competition for minutes, and him again set to be the focal point of the Kings' offense, Cousins makes for an excellent selection towards the end of the first round in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:43 pm
  • Meyers Leonard will play on Friday night
    Meyers Leonard (neck) will play against Maccabi Haifa on Friday.

    Advice: He suffered a neck injury last week and returned to practice on Wednesday. With Chris Kaman helping off the bench, Leonard is going to have a tough time getting minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:50 am
  • Andre Roberson logs 32 minutes off bench
    Andre Roberson played 32 minutes off the bench on Thursday, scoring 10 points with seven boards, three assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: Jeremy Lamb has been awful and somehow posted a minus-31 in plus-minutes on Thursday. Roberson should be considered as the favorite to start at shooting guard on opening night, but he's not going to get a ton of shots. He's more of a deep-league, short-term target. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:25 am
  • Gordon Hayward carves up the Lake Show
    Gordon Hayward scored 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go with four assists, four steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer on Thursday.

    Advice: It sure does help to go against the Lakers, but this was Hayward's best game. He added some muscle to his frame and it should help his field goal percentage. He could put it all together and be a top-20 player this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:30 pm
  • Julius Randle dealing with blisters
    Julius Randle was dealing with blisters on his heels in Thursday's game against the Jazz, finishing with four points, one rebound, one assist and one turnover in 11 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Byron Scott said Randle could have gone back in and mentioned the rookie has to play "harder for longer." Randle was impressive in summer league, but the transition to the NBA game isn't happening right away. He's not really a target in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:10 pm
  • Markieff Morris looks great off the bench
    Markieff Morris came off the bench and played 23 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday, making 7-of-10 from the field for 17 points, seven rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He hasn't been completely unleashed in the preseason, but the stats have been there in limited playing time. All the pieces are in place for a Markieff breakout after being the 38th-best player in nine-category leagues after the break last season. Plus, that was with Channing Frye around. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:04 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 18 points in 17 minutes
    Klay Thompson continued his magnificent preseason on Thursday with 18 points, four rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's ridiculous right now. Thompson is 13-of-20 from beyond the arc and has an unbelievably efficient 69.8 effective field goal percentage on the preseason. He's looking to cash in during his contract season and will have no problem putting up top-50 value this season. It's just a bonus that he hasn't missed a game due to injury in his career. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:27 pm
  • Harrison Barnes scores five in start
    Harrison Barnes played 35 minutes in the starting lineup against the Nuggets on Thursday, making just 2-of-8 from the field for five points with five rebounds, one assist and two steals.

    Advice: He's the favorite to start for the Warriors, but that doesn't necessarily mean he'll have fantasy value. Fantasy owners are much better off grabbing Draymond Green later in their drafts. Green and nine points, four rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:22 pm
  • Perry Jones III takes 14 shots
    Perry Jones made 4-of-14 from the field for nine points with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

    Advice: He started at power forward and is the heavy favorite to start at small forward on opening night. Jones' ability to play the four is a big reason why he might take on most of Kevin Durant's (foot) minutes. Fantasy owners can consider him in deep leagues, but he's not on the radar in standards. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:37 pm
  • Sanders (illness) not traveling with the team
    Larry Sanders (illness) will not be making the trip to Iowa and New York City.

    Advice: Sanders has been performing well so far this preseason, so hopefully his absence is just a precaution. He could be a mid-to-late round steal with his proficiency in shot blocking and grabbing boards. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:55 am
  • Danilo Gallinari won't play on Thursday
    Danilo Gallinari (rest) will not play against the Warriors on Thursday.

    Advice: He has been up and down in his preseason action, but there has been no soreness in his surgically-repaired knee. It's going to take Gallinari a while before he can play consistent minutes in the 20s, but he could have a strong finish in 2014-15. Fantasy owners can give him a look late if they want to gamble. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:47 am
  • Jordan Hamilton auditioning for rest of NBA
    Jordan Hamilton said that he knows he's auditioning for both the Raptors and the rest of the NBA.

    Advice: As he fights for the Raptors' final roster spot, Hamilton said that he knows each exhibition game he plays could be an audition for another NBA team. The 24-year-old was Toronto's best player on Wednesday night as he put up 16 points, two rebounds, three assists, three steals, and two treys. Hamilton should make the Raptors' roster, but he's not much more than a deep league fantasy option no matter where he plays. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:51 am
  • Jordan Hamilton plays well in start
    Jordan Hamilton started in place of DeMar DeRozan (rest) on Wednesday and played very well, racking up 16 points, two rebounds, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

    Advice: He hit 6-of-8 shots and should battle with Lou Williams for the right to back up DeRozan at the 2. Williams and Hamilton will likely split minutes and we doubt he plays this well on most nights when the games count. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:37 pm
  • Tristan Thompson over his shoulder injury
    Tristan Thompson returned to action from a sore shoulder on Wednesday and hit 3-of-6 shots for six points, nine rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He's going to see a lot of minutes at power forward and especially center, if Anderson Varejao can't stay healthy. He's worth a late draft pick even if coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:29 pm
  • Tristan Thompson (shoulder) will play Wed.
    Tristan Thompson (shoulder) will play on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He had a minor shoulder injury keep him out of the lineup on Tuesday. Thompson is expected to start at center this season, but he's one of the most inefficient players in the league and will really need to post some eye-popping stats to become a top-100 player. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:20 pm
  • Meyers Leonard back at practice
    Meyers Leonard (neck) returned to practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was able to take on contact in his first action of the week. Leonard hasn't quite lived up to being a first-round pick and will need a few things to happen to get regular playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:02 pm
  • Myers confirms talk of Barnes as starter
    General manager Bob Myers confirmed that Harrison Barnes could be the starting small forward.

    Advice: "It's a possibility," Myers said. It's become more and more likely that Barnes starts for the Warriors, which is risky after a massive letdown in his sophomore season. He still isn't going to be worth drafting in most leagues until proven otherwise. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:05 pm
  • Larry Sanders still out with the flu
    Larry Sanders (illness) did not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He missed Monday due to this illness and should be back on the practice court soon. Sanders was actually playing well so far this season, so fantasy owners can grab him late to bolster their blocks. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:46 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins rested w/ Achilles soreness
    DeMarcus Cousins sat out Wednesday's game due to "bilateral Achilles soreness," but the injury is not considered serious.

    Advice: This was really just a maintenance day for Cousins before the Kings' long flight home from Beijing, where they played the Nets in a preseason exhibition. Achilles injuries are typically a red flag but unless another report emerges this shouldn't impact DMC's season outlook. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:44 am
  • Carl Landry (knee) barely plays vs. Brooklyn
    Carl Landry started Wednesday's exhibition in Beijing but only played five minutes in the Kings' overtime loss to the Nets.

    Advice: Landry isn't big enough to defend Brook Lopez in the paint and he's not mobile enough to chase Mirza Teletovic off the 3-point line, so this was a dreadful matchup for him. That will be the case on plenty of nights this season, and his likely backup role is one of many reasons to avoid him. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:14 am
  • Perry Jones could start for Kevin Durant
    Perry Jones started for the Thunder on Tuesday and hit 5-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for 12 points, two rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes.

    Advice: We're guessing he gets the start at small forward for Kevin Durant, who will miss a couple months with a broken foot, but it's also possible that Jeremy Lamb or Anthony Morrow could get the job. If Perry wins it, he's going to be worth a late draft pick in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:11 pm
  • Andre Roberson fails to score Tuesday
    Andre Roberson started again at shooting guard but failed to score after missing all four of his shots.

    Advice: He only registered three rebounds and two turnovers in 25 minutes, as his reputation as a defensive stalwart continues to ring true. Starter or not, he's not enough of an offensive weapon to be considered in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:02 pm
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