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  • Quincy Pondexter stinks again on Friday
    Quincy Pondexter put up a goose egg against the Pacers in 16 minutes on Friday, adding one rebound and three assists.

    Advice: Things were looking up for him in preseason action, but he's really struggled and hasn't seen minutes. Although, he could wind up in the starting lineup with Courtney Lee (head) out. He is still only an option in very deep leagues.
    Today, 6:51 pm
  • Tayshaun Prince starts the second half`
    Tayshaun Prince started the second half on Friday following the Courtney Lee (head) injury, finishing with six points, one rebound and one assist in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He has been one of the worst players from a stats standpoint and is not going to magically become productive. Prince can be left on the wire in all leagues even with the Lee injury.
    Today, 6:49 pm
  • Luis Scola falls flat on his face
    Luis Scola was eaten alive against the Grizzlies on Friday, turning the ball over five times with two points, five rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes.

    Advice: He turned the ball over four times in the first quarter and didn't even take a shot in that frame. We can probably assume his 10-point, six-board game was a product of the Philly defense. Scola is not a great fantasy asset for not filling the stat sheet, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues.
    Today, 6:45 pm
  • Chris Copeland scores 16 points in loss Fri.
    Chris Copeland scored a team-high 16 points against the Grizzlies on Friday with six rebounds, two assists, and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He shot 5-of-14 from the and 4-of-4 from the line, so his usage off the bench is pretty impressive Copeland is getting plenty of minutes at small forward, so the return of David West doesn't look like it'll hurt him. He's certainly worth a look as a cheaper, less-efficient version of Ryan Anderson.
    Today, 6:27 pm
  • Austin Daye starting for Boris Diaw
    Austin Daye is starting for Boris Diaw on Friday against the Suns.

    Advice: Pop is doing his thing early and it looks like he's preparing for a track meet to start the game. Daye is still nowhere near close to being a fantasy option and probably won't be seeing more than 20 minutes.
    Today, 6:24 pm
  • Report: Knicks don't pickup option on Larkin
    The Knicks have reportedly declined to pickup their team option on Shane Larkin.

    Advice: Larkin has been starting for the Knicks in place of injured Jose Calderon (calf), and he had a nice showing vs. the Cavs on Thursday with nine points, five assists, and five steals. He's worth a look in deeper leagues, but his fantasy value will likely return to non-existent upon Calderon's return.
    Today, 10:48 am
  • Hasheem Thabeet headed to D-League
    Hasheem Thabeet has passed on offers to play in Europe, and has committed to join the Grand Rapids of the D-League.

    Advice: The former No. 2 overall pick of the 2009 draft will now attempt to impress in the D-League in order to sign an NBA contract. However, he's never been able to produce meaningful stats on an NBA team, so even if he does get a contract, there's no reason to pay him any mind in a fantasy league.
    Today, 8:30 am
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  • ATL declines to pickup option on John Jenkins
    The Hawks have declined to pickup their fourth-year team option on John Jenkins.

    Advice: Jenkins will now become an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, however, he's not a rotation player for the Hawks and can safely be left on the waiver wire in most leagues.
    Today, 7:56 am
  • Hawks pickup team option on Dennis Schroder
    The Hawks have picked up their team option on Dennis Schroder.

    Advice: Schroder is going to split minutes with Shelvin Mack, backing up starting point guard Jeff Teague, and that's not a recipe for fantasy success. Leave him on the waiver wire.
    Today, 7:06 am
  • GR Jr. makes his debut on Thursday
    Glen Rice Jr. (ankle) returned to action on Thursday with 14 minutes, five points, one rebound and one 3-pointer in his season debut.

    Advice: He backed up Garrett Temple, who played well tonight. Rice has too many holes on defense and issues with his shot selection, so he's not going to have fantasy value.
    Yesterday, 11:33 pm
  • Jordan Farmar plays 10 minutes as backup
    Jordan Farmar played 10 minutes as the second-string point guard on Thursday with six points, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played directly behind Chris Paul, so he's not going to have value while CP3 is healthy. Farmar can be ignored almost everywhere.
    Yesterday, 11:31 pm
  • Steven Adams scores six points vs. LAC
    Steven Adams played 29 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday with six points, 10 boards and one assist.

    Advice: He had a minor injury, but it didn't affect his playing time. Adams has been at 28.0 minutes per game in the two outings this year and has the look of an eight and eight guy with some blocks here and there. If that's something that interests you and you don't care about free throw shooting, give him a look.
    Yesterday, 11:19 pm
  • Wright puts a nice line in 20 minutes
    Brandan Wright scored 14 points in 20 minutes on Thursday with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: He almost doesn't miss from the field and garbage time wasn't a huge factor with none of his field goals coming in the last six minutes of the game. Wright will have low-end fantasy value because he will likely see time in the high teens most nights.
    Yesterday, 11:06 pm
  • Rudy Gobert plays 13 minutes vs. Dallas
    Rudy Gobert played just 13 minutes against the Mavericks on Thursday with five points, eight rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: He is certainly going to be a nice per-minute guy, but Trevor Booker has deserved some minutes in the frontcourt rotation. Gobert is more of a stash in most leagues. Booker had nine points, five boards and one turnover in 19 minutes.
    Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Shane Larkin scores nine with five steals
    Shane Larkin had five steals against the Cavs on Thursday to go with nine points, two rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He shot 4-of-6 from the field and was actually an asset to the Knicks on defense. Larkin is undersized and teams are going to be licking their chops to post him up and create plays against him, but the Knicks really have no other choice with Jose Calderon (calf) out 2-3 weeks. He's worth a look as a stop-gap option in deeper leagues.
    Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Iman Shumpert scores 12 in starting lineup
    Iman Shumpert played 29 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday with 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He handled the ball a little bit for the Knicks, but he wasn't running the point. Shumpert isn't going to be involved enough on offense to warrant a pickup in most fantasy leagues.
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Iman Shumpert will play PG without Calderon
    Iman Shumpert will play some point guard with Jose Calderon (calf) out 2-3 weeks.

    Advice: That should be an interesting experiment considering Shumpert is not a point guard. The Knicks are already thin at the position with just Pablo Prigioni and an unproven Shane Larkin behind Calderon, so Shumpert will have to take some of the minutes at the position as well. Theoretically, this should also open up some minutes for JR Smith and Tim Hardaway at shooting guard.
    Yesterday, 3:46 pm
  • Shane Larkin to start at PG again for Knicks
    Shane Larkin is expected to start at point guard again for the Knicks against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: With Jose Calderon (calf) now out 2-3 weeks, Larkin could be starter going forward as well. The Knicks will keep the same starting lineup for LeBron's homecoming with the exception of Quincy Acy in for Amare Stoudemire at power forward, while the Cavs will start LeBron, Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Kevin Love and Anderson Varejao.
    Yesterday, 3:37 pm
  • Iman Shumpert suggests Knicks quit vs. CHI
    Iman Shumpert and JR Smith both suggested that the Knicks quit against the Bulls in Wednesday's 104-80 opening night loss.

    Advice: "We never recovered," Shumpert said. "We can't die like that. I think our energy died and we can't do that." Added Smith, "When we stopped competing the end of the third quarter, fourth quarter, we could all tell." It's an ominous admission from two players the Knicks need to be key pieces this season. In the first regular season game of the Phil Jackson-Derek Fisher era, the Knicks were a disaster.
    Yesterday, 11:37 am
  • Quincy Pondexter struggles in reserve role
    Quincy Pondexter's struggles on opening night stemmed from Nick Calathes' absence, according to head coach Dave Joerger.

    Advice: After a rough showing from the Grizzlies' bench in Wednesday win over the Timberwolves, Joerger said he thinks Nick Calathes' 20-game suspension played a part. "Those guys will find their rhythm and identities," the head coach said. "It’s difficult for Jon [Leuer] and Q [Quincy Pondexter]. They’re used to playing with Nick Calathes and Nick plays a certain way." Pondexter only scored four points in 11 minutes on Wednesday and doesn't have much fantasy value going forward as Tony Allen's backup.
    Yesterday, 9:55 am
  • Steven Adams quiet in start for OKC
    Steven Adams started and played 27 minutes, but finished with just eight points, seven rebounds, two steals and no blocks on 3-of-4 shooting Wednesday.

    Advice: Kendrick Perkins played 21 minutes and had four points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block off the bench, but Adams is still the guy you want to own here. He should be better than this on most nights, at least in theory.
    Wednesday, 11:16 pm
  • Shane Larkin scores six pts in surprise start
    Shane Larkin made a surprise start at PG on Wednesday with Jose Calderon (calf) ruled out at the last minute, and he finished with six points, three assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Knicks coach Derek Fisher is apparently more comfortable keeping veteran PG Pablo Prigioni in a limited bench role, as Prigioni finished with four points, three dimes and three assists in just 17 minutes. Larkin is worth scooping up in deep leagues, given Calderon's injury history, but he's a negligible option in standard formats.
    Wednesday, 10:41 pm
  • Iman Shumpert logs 20 minutes as starter
    Iman Shumpert scored five points on 2-of-9 shooting vs. the Bulls on Wednesday, hitting one 3-pointer with three rebounds and three steals in just 20 minutes of action.

    Advice: This pretty much sums up Shumpert's fantasy appeal, as he's only worth owning if you want 3s and steals. Tim Hardaway Jr. played 18 minutes tonight, and J.R. Smith played 22 minutes, which adds even more risk to Shumpert's near-term outlook.
    Wednesday, 10:38 pm
  • Quincy Pondexter quiet off bench
    Quincy Pondexter came off the bench and played just 11 minutes for four points and a 3-pointer on 1-of-2 shooting.

    Advice: He was starting at SF in the preseason and playing well, but Tony Allen took back the job tonight and rained on his parade.
    Wednesday, 10:19 pm
  • Rudy Gobert plays 20 minutes in season debut
    Rudy Gobert played 20 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday with one point, three rebounds, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: He didn't look too lost out there and set up shop around the rim. Gobert is going to have a lot of quiet nights like this one to start the season, so he's more of a stash player than someone fantasy owners should be counting on right now.
    Wednesday, 10:19 pm
  • Glen Rice Jr. gets a DNP in opener
    Glen Rice didn't play in Wednesday's opener for the Wizards.

    Advice: He's got an ankle problem and while he was expected to play, he never got off the bench. He's worth keeping an eye on when healthy, as he could start at shooting guard until Bradley Beal is healthy again.
    Wednesday, 9:38 pm
  • Chris Copeland scores 11 w/ 2 3-pointers
    Chris Copeland came off the bench to hit 4-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 11 points, two rebounds, two assists and a block in 26 minutes.

    Advice: His ability to rebound and hit 3-pointers is intriguing and the Pacers simply need him to score off the bench. He's worth owning in deeper leagues, and worth watching closely in most others after his nice preseason run.
    Wednesday, 8:17 pm
  • Luis Scola starts, scores 10 in win
    Luis Scola started at power forward and hit 5-of-9 shots for 10 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He'll likely go back to the bench once David West is healthy and his inability to block shots makes him tough to own - even when he's starting.
    Wednesday, 8:06 pm
  • Glen Rice Jr. expected to play Wednesday
    Glen Rice Jr. (ankle) is expected to play on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Rice, who has been dealing with a sprained ankle, is expected to get solid minutes and production with Bradley Beal out for the next few weeks.
    Wednesday, 4:41 pm
  • Shane Larkin starting against the Bulls
    Shane Larkin is starting against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Knicks didn't exercise their team option on him, but now he's their opening-night starting point guard. He probably won't be too involved in the offense, so fantasy owners shouldn't stream him considering there are 12 games tonight.
    Wednesday, 4:06 pm
  • Iman Shumpert starting at SG vs. Chicago
    Iman Shumpert will start at SG vs. the Bulls on Wednesday, as expected.

    Advice: Shumpert's defense seems to have given him the edge over Tim Hardaway Jr. and J.R. Smith, the latter of whom has been plagued by back spasms since training camp. Shump chips in enough 3-pointers and steals to be worth a look, but most fantasy owners can do better on the waiver wire.
    Wednesday, 3:24 pm
  • Update: Copeland off bench, Solomon starting
    Coach Frank Vogel said he will bring Chris Copeland off the bench against the Sixers on Wednesday.

    Advice: It makes a lot of sense. Copeland is a high-volume scorer and the Pacers don't have much punch at all behind their starting five. He's still going to be a huge part of the offense and those who had him plugged into their lineups shouldn't be overly concerned. Solomon Hill is not a fantasy option.
    Wednesday, 2:28 pm
  • Luis Scola to start for Pacers on Wednesday
    Luis Scola is set to start for the Pacers on Wednesday in place of David West (ankle).

    Advice: He has an excellent chance to produce solid stats against a weak 76ers team. However, Scola is only an option in daily leagues, or just as a waiver pickup until West returns. Scola will be joined in the starting lineup with Donald Sloan, C.J. Miles, Chris Copeland, and Roy Hibbert.
    Wednesday, 9:53 am
  • Chris Copeland to start on Wednesday
    Chris Copeland will start on Wednesday vs. the 76ers, and he will be joined by Donald Sloan, C.J. Miles, Luis Scola, and Roy Hibbert.

    Advice: After a fantastic preseason, Optimus Cope will finally get a chance to make a big impression in the starting lineup against a weak 76ers team. He has the green light from deep and could be in for a big night, especially with the Pacers only activating nine players for Wednesday's game.
    Wednesday, 9:39 am
  • Brandan Wright solid in 18 minutes in opener
    Brandan Wright opened the 2014-15 season with six points, five rebounds and one block in 18 minutes, as the Mavs lost by one point to the Spurs in San Antonio.

    Advice: Injuries caused B-Wright to miss 24 games last year so it's great to see him healthy on opening night. His per-minute stats reveal nice fantasy upside, but he's unlikely to crack the top-100 while Tyson Chandler and Dirk Nowitzki are both healthy.
    Tuesday, 8:09 pm
  • Funaki Time: Steven Adams wins starting C job
    Steven Adams has officially won the starting center job.

    Advice: He'll start next to Russell Westbrook, Andre Roberson, Perry Jones III and Serge Ibaka. Adams is a project on offense, but he did make 60.0 percent of his 8.0 shots per game in his last five preseason games. Plus, he'll be grabbing plenty of boards and add some blocks. Basically, he'll be a cheaper version of Andre Drummond, which means he's worth owning in most leagues, especially considering how thin OKC is right now.
    Tuesday, 10:35 am
  • Glen Rice Jr will be available for Wednesday
    Glenn Rice Jr. (ankle) will be available for Wednesday's opener barring a setback, according to Wizards head coach Randy Wittman.

    Advice: Rice should see plenty of run with Bradley Beal (wrist) and Martell Webster (back) sidelined, but Otto Porter will likely absorb most of Rice's value as the starting shooting guard. We'll update Rice's availability after Wednesday's shootaround, but he's not worth starting in standard fantasy leagues.
    Tuesday, 10:26 am
  • Glen Rice Jr. (ankle) hopeful for opener
    Glen Rice Jr. (ankle) went through a full practice on Monday and is hopeful he'll be ready to suit up for opening night.

    Advice: Rice will see some extra run with Bradley Beal (wrist) and Martell Webster (back) sidelined to start the season. However, it appears that Otto Porter has won the starting shooting guard job, which will make it difficult for Rice to sustain any sort of value.
    Monday, 3:19 pm
  • Update: Glen Rice Jr. ready for the opener
    Updating a previous item, Glen Rice Jr. (ankle) is ready to go for opening night.

    Advice: It's good news for the Wizards as a team dangerously thin at shooting guard right now. Rice could see some extra run with Bradley Beal (wrist) and Martell Webster (back) sidelined to start the season.
    Monday, 10:19 am
  • Glen Rice Jr. remains questionable for opener
    Glen Rice Jr. (ankle) remains questionable for the start of the season.

    Advice: Rice's ankle injury has dogged him for about two weeks now, and the updates on his progress have been rather scant. We're not considering him likely for the opener, but it doesn't sound like he should be out too long, either. Even with Bradley Beal (wrist) out, Rice isn't on the fantasy radar.
    Monday, 8:47 am
  • Report: No extension talks for Iman Shumpert
    There has been "no conversation" between the Knicks and Iman Shumpert about a contract extension, sources told ESPN New York.

    Advice: With five days until the deadline to get a deal done, we'd call it unlikely to happen. Shumpert has been in trade rumors for two straight seasons, and his future with the Knicks is uncertain at best. ESPN NY calls it "unlikely" the Knicks will match any "significant offers" in an effort to retain cap space to pursue additional stars.
    Monday, 7:32 am
  • Jazz pick up option for Gobert
    The Jazz exercised their third-year option on Rudy Gobert.

    Advice: He was the talk of summer league and it's carried over into the preseason. Gobert will be in the mix for leaders in blocks and rebounds per 48 minutes, and is certainly on the radar for any owner seeking help in those areas.
    Saturday, 9:21 am
  • Knicks might not keep Shane Larkin
    The Knicks may opt to not exercise the option on Shane Larkin's contract.

    Advice: The team was expected to pick up his option earlier this month, but they may want to keep the cap space. Larkin is expected to get some run in the second unit and may have value if Jose Calderon (calf) needs to miss time.
    Saturday, 8:48 am
  • Quincy Pondexter rested for Friday's finale
    Quincy Pondexter got the night off on Friday, as the Grizzlies concluded their preseason with a 98-104 loss to the visiting Heat.

    Advice: Q-Pon scored 15 points as a starter on Wednesday, sinking two 3-pointers and filling up the stat sheet with five boards, three assists, two steals and one block. His 3-point shooting is a blessing for the Grizzlies' perimeter-starved offense, improving Pondexter's odds of beating Tony Allen for the starting SF job. He's definitely worth considering as a flier pick.
    Friday, 8:21 pm
  • Iman Shumpert scoreless in 15 minutes vs. TOR
    Iman Shumpert missed all six of his field goal attempts and failed to grab any rebounds in 15 scoreless minutes on Friday.

    Advice: He had two assists and two steals but that's small recompense for fantasy owners. Shumpert has the inside track to start at SG but he shot just 37.8 percent last season and is only worth a look if you're in need of 3-pointers and steals.
    Friday, 7:18 pm
  • Iman Shumpert likely to start at SG
    Iman Shumpert is expected to start at shooting guard this season.

    Advice: It makes sense because the Knicks need all the help they can get on the wing on defense. He's still a major project on offense, so fantasy owners shouldn't get too excited about this news.
    Friday, 1:19 pm
  • Glen Rice Jr. does some things
    Glen Rice Jr. (ankle) did "a few more things" at practice on Friday.

    Advice: It does not sound like he'll be ready to start the season, so we'll get a chance to find out if Otto Porter's terrific summer league and preseason translate to regular season ball. Porter is worth a look in standard leagues. Rice can be left on the wire.
    Friday, 12:03 pm
  • Luis Scola gets busy against the Hornets
    Luis Scola scored 15 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: David West (ankle) is very questionable to start the year, so we should see a lot of Scola to start the season. He's never really been a consistent fantasy asset because he rarely contributes in other categories besides points and boards. Scola is more of a short-term add and we like Chris Copeland more as a late-round pick for his upside.
    Thursday, 6:48 pm
  • Chris Copeland plays 20 minutes, scores 11
    Chris Copeland turned in another efficient game with 11 points on five shots from the field to go with two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: That's four very good games in a row out of Optimus Cope and he's gained a lot of momentum as a late-round pick. If you need a big man who make a lot of treys in the last round of a standard league, he could be your guy.
    Thursday, 6:44 pm
  • Quincy Pondexter starts for MEM, scores 15
    Quincy Pondexter started at small forward and played 30 minutes on Wednesday, hitting 3-of-7 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block.

    Advice: He's battling with Tony Allen for the starting job and may have won it with this performance. Allen had five points and Vince Carter hit just 1-of-6 shots off the bench. If Pondexter is starting on opening night, he's going to be a popular deep-league pick up off the waiver wire. And if you're drafting this weekend, he is worth a look at the end of it.
    Wednesday, 8:10 pm
  • Shane Larkin starts, scores five in win
    Shane Larkin started at point guard against the Wizards on Wednesday, posting a line of five points, four boards, four assists and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: John Wall made him look pretty bad and Larkin's lack of size was a factor tonight. Still, coach Derek Fisher likes his speed and ability to penetrate, so he should be in the rotation. Unless Jose Calderon (calf) misses time, Larkin won't be worth owning in most leagues.
    Wednesday, 7:31 pm
  • Thunder extend Steven Adams
    The Thunder exercised their third-year option on Steven Adams.

    Advice: For the second preseason in a row, Adams has been one of the best young big men in the league. This time around, he should get a chance to start over Kendrick Perkins (quad). He's on the radar as a late-round target.
    Wednesday, 5:14 pm
  • Shumpert one of Phil Jackson's 'favorites'
    Iman Shumpert is one of Phil Jackson's "favorites" on the Knicks' roster, and Jackson called him "simply our best on-ball defender" against SGs and bigger PGs.

    Advice: Jackson criticized Shumpert's "very inconsistent" shooting mechanics, but he's confident that Shump will bounce back offensively after averaging just 6.7 points on 37.8 percent shooting last season. The starting SG job is Shumpert's to lose and his ability to chip in consistent 3-pointers and steals makes him a late-round option in deeper leagues.
    Wednesday, 9:48 am
  • Steven Adams goes for 9-8-2 in start
    Steven Adams made another start on Tuesday and had nine points, eight rebounds and two blocks in a loss to Utah.

    Advice: Adams has had a nice preseason and looks like the starting center for the Thunder. Don't jump on him too early, but he's worth a late pick in all formats given his potential for minutes and his strong preseason play.
    Tuesday, 8:01 pm
  • Chris Copeland scores 17 with three more 3's
    Chris Copeland started on Tuesday and hit 7-of-12 shots for 17 points, five rebounds and three more 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's really turning it on and has scored 17, 22 and 16 points in his last three games, draining 13 3-pointers and grabbing 14 rebounds. We're still not betting that he's replaced C.J. Miles at small forward just yet, but he's at least made his presence known. The Pacers need a scorer like Copeland, and it would not be all that surprising to see him eventually unseat Miles. If you're in a deep league and need threes late, give him a close look.
    Tuesday, 7:30 pm
  • Jordan Farmar out with back injury
    Jordan Farmar will miss Tuesday's game due to a back injury.

    Advice: He was hurt in Saturday's game and there has been some talk about him having trouble with nerve pain. We'll monitor him going forward, but for now Farmar should be considered day-to-day.
    Tuesday, 6:11 pm
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