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  • Marcus Morris drops 21 points with five treys
    Marcus Morris caught fire against the Lakers on Wednesday with 21 points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and five 3-pointers as the starting small forward.

    Advice: He owned the Lakers last season and got it going tonight in the blowout. In the post-game interview, Morris said he was practicing 200-300 attempts from beyond the arc per night, so it paid some immediate dividends. P.J. Tucker is still out for two more games, so fantasy owners should consider Marcus a near must-start option until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:31 am
  • Wes Johnson has another weak game
    Wesley Johnson scored nine points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one block in 28 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He hasn't fared very well against his former team with only one positive outing in five tries. Johnson should get similar minutes with a decent allotment of shots until Nick Young (thumb) is out. Still, fantasy owners can part ways with him if they aren't enjoying all these blowouts and the lack of production. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:18 am
  • Josh Smith fills the stat sheet in loss
    Josh Smith made 9-of-22 from the field and 7-of-11 from the line for 25 points against the Nuggets on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The move to power forward looks like a winner, but this is still a very inefficient line. Smith was still 0-of-3 from beyond the arc, so those attempts aren't going to completely go away. Smith should have one more big opportunity with Greg Monroe being suspended for Thursday against the Wolves. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:56 pm
  • Serge Ibaka goes for 10-8-4 in loss
    Serge Ibaka had 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocks on 4-of-11 shooting Wednesday, and also hit a 3-pointer.

    Advice: You drafted him for boards and blocks, and while he wasn't a monster tonight, he was effective. He should have a big year for the shorthanded Thunder. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:12 pm
  • Andre Iguodala awful in opening win
    Andre Iguodala came off the bench in Wednesday's opener and hit just 1-of-6 shots for two points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He was 0-for-4 from downtown and 0-of-2 from the free throw line, which has become commonplace over the last few seasons. He'll be better than this on most nights and had a nice preseason, but we'd like him better if he were starting over Harrison Barnes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:03 pm
  • Klay Thompson hits 4-of-14 shots
    Klay Thompson hit just 4-of-14 shots and 2-of-8 3-pointers for 19 points, two rebounds, six assists, two steals, a block and five turnovers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Thompson and Steph Curry didn't bring their A games tonight, but still rocked the Kings 95-77. Thompson and Curry combined to hit just 4-of-17 3-pointers, but they're going to keep shooting them and be better than this on most nights. Thompson's turnovers were high, but that shouldn't be an ongoing problem with one of the league's premier shooting guards. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:56 pm
  • Arron Afflalo plays 40 minutes on Wednesday
    Arron Afflalo played 40 minutes in the starting lineup against the Pistons on Wednesday with 15 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's getting a ton of run at shooting guard and has clearly the preferred option over Randy Foye. Afflalo will likely be scoring in the teens with multiple treys along the way, so he should be in just about all lineups right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Harrison Barnes scores nine in start
    Harrison Barnes hit 3-of-10 shots and missed all three of his 3-point attempts on his way to nine points, six rebounds and one assist in Wednesday's start at small forward.

    Advice: He actually outplayed Andre Iguodala tonight, who had just two points on 1-of-6 shooting. Barnes is the starter for now, but if he doesn't step up his game, Steve Kerr could turn to Iguodala at any time. The Warriors didn't really need much from either player tonight, as the W's waxed the Kings 95-77. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Kenneth Faried doesn't skip a beat w/ 22 & 17
    Kenneth Faried kept his momentum from the summer going in the regular season with 22 points, 17 rebounds, four assists and three turnovers in 28 minutes against the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Advice: The assists were a nice touch based on how he hasn't averaged more than 1.6 assists per game in any month of his career. Faried's shots are also going up and it's pretty clear he's the focal point of the frontcourt attack. His bandwagon is going to fill up pretty quickly at this rate. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Rodney Hood lives up to billing
    Rodney Hood was as advertised on Wednesday with five points, two rebounds, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes against the Rockets.

    Advice: He is going to be a sneaky source of steals, blocks and especially triples, but obviously fantasy owners in most leagues won't enjoy owning a player whose minutes will only be in the low 20s. Hood is more of a stash/handcuff. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores 14 w/ 2 threes
    Courtney Lee hit 5-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 14 points, three assists, two steals and a block in a start in Wednesday's opener.

    Advice: Lee is a sneaky fantasy option if you need 3-pointers and he should be unchallenged for the starting SG job as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Derrick Favors drops huge line against HOU
    Derrick Favors (knee) stuffed the stat sheet against the Rockets on Wednesday with 16 points, seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and four blocks in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He shot 7-of-10 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line, as well. Favors had more plays drawn up for him in coach Quin Snyder's offense and all the pre-season hype seems to be for good reason. Excluding some free throw shooting issues, Favors is going to be awesome this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Like a Bosh! Chris posts monster line
    Chris Bosh went off for 26 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers on 9-of-18 shooting in Wednesday's opening win over the Wizards.

    Advice: Bosh was a monster tonight and we love the fact he's still shooting threes even though he's playing like a center again. He's going to have a big year for Miami. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:40 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:38 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Otto Porter scores 13 in loss
    Otto Porter came off the bench for 13 points, four rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer on 4-of-7 shooting Wednesday.

    Advice: Paul Pierce played well and Porter might have a tough time matching tonight's 24 minutes once Bradley Beal is healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:36 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:41 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Otto Porter projects as backup SF for Wizards
    Wizards beat writer J. Michael is projecting Otto Porter to come off the bench in Wednesday's season opener, with either Garrett Temple or Glen Rice Jr. starting at SG.

    Advice: Rice is returning from a sore right ankle and Temple has more experience -- he even started 36 games during the 2012-13 season. Porter is coming off an impressive stretch in the preseason and he's the guy to target as a late-round fantasy option, in spite of his bench role. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:34 pm
  • Derrick Favors is ready to go on Wednesday
    Derrick Favors (knee) went through shootaround on Wednesday and will play against the Rockets.

    Advice: He already announced he's 100 percent and will be ready to roll. The Rockets will actually have to deal with an interior presence tonight after taking care of business at Staples Center on Tuesday. Favors does get a matchup against Dwight Howard, so he might not start quite as fast as we hoped. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:56 am
  • Wes Johnson struggles in start on Tuesday
    Wes Johnson struggled in a start against Houston on Tuesday in which he scored just seven points while adding two rebounds, and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

    Advice: He could not stay out of foul trouble and never got it going. He will look to bounce back against Phoenix Wednesday, but owners should be able to find better options, especially considering Nick Young (thumb) will be back in the near future. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:46 pm
  • Chris Bosh eager for more offensive freedom
    Chris Bosh said that having more offensive freedom was a major reason he re-signed with the Heat this summer.

    Advice: Asked to describe the importance of a bigger offensive role in terms of an "apple pie chart," Bosh replied, "It would be a big slice, a nice slice. A big-man slice. Big. Huge. Unhealthy slice. Close to half." Bosh's usage rate is certain to spike and his FG percentage may also improve as he moves back into the paint after drifting toward the perimeter the past few seasons. He's an excellent fantasy center to target in the second round. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:39 pm
  • Derrick Favors practices, probable for Wed.
    Derrick Favors (knee) practiced on Tuesday and is probable to face the Rockets on Wednesday

    Advice: He's been out of action since Friday due to soreness, but it was never considered serious and he even said his knee feels 100 percent. Favors had three double-doubles in his last five preseason games with 1.2 blocks per game in just 24.0 minutes, so big things could be coming in his age-23 season. Get him in your lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:03 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:26 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:19 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Derrick Favors (knee) did not practice Monday
    Derrick Favors (knee) did not practice on Monday, but he remains probable for Utah's season opener vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He just has some minor knee soreness, and we'd be shocked if he didn't suit up Wednesday. Favors is a breakout candidate, and will look to build on last season's averages of 13.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:08 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. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:19 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:47 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Josh Smith to begin season as starting PF
    Josh Smith is expected to begin the seasons as the starting power forward in Detroit.

    Advice: With Greg Monroe suspended the first two games and then expected to play off the bench thereafter, Smith will move back to his natural power forward spot alongside Andre Drummond. Smith has promised to dial it back from three-point range since Stan Van Gundy took over, but we'll believe it when we see it. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:04 am
  • Report: Debate about how to use Iguodala
    There is an "internal debate" about the best way to use Andre Iguodala (knee tendinitis) this season, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

    Advice: Per the SF Chronicle, "there's internal debate about whether it’s better to play Iguodala about 25 minutes per game 75 times or about 35 minutes per game 50 times." Iguodala is expected to begin the season in a sixth man role behind Harrison Barnes, but he's been lukewarm about embracing the role so far. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:19 am
  • Kerr leaning toward starting Harrison Barnes
    Steve Kerr is leaning toward starting Harrison Barnes over Andre Iguodala to begin the season.

    Advice: Kerr continues to shower Iguodala with praise, but it's been quite clear that he's had his mind made up for a while now. Shaun Livingston (toe) is unlikely to be ready for the opener, and that's one reason Iguodala should begin with the second unit. Things could change when Livingston returns, but Iguodala looks like a bench player for now. There is also an "internal debate" as to the best way to use Iguodala (knee tendinitis) in order to keep him healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:10 am
  • Kerr leans toward Andre Iguodala as sixth-man
    Steve Kerr is still leaning toward using Andre Iguodala as the Warriors' sixth-man on opening night.

    Advice: Kerr called Iguodala the team's "most impactful player" during the preseason. His playmaking could be particularly useful off the bench while Shaun Livingston (toe surgery) is recovering, so there's a chance that Iggy's bench role will be short-lived. For now, at least, Harrison Barnes projects as the starting SF. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:24 pm
  • Report: Klay frustrated with extension talks
    Klay Thompson is reportedly frustrated that the Warriors have yet to offer him a max-deal in their ongoing extension talks.

    Advice: The Dubs have until Friday to get a deal done, and Klay is seeking something in the ballpark of $15 million per season, according to sources. While the Warriors have reportedly improved their initial offer, they still haven't offered a full max-deal. Thompson had a terrific preseason, is a focal point of the Warriors offense, and was a key piece to Team USA bringing home the gold during the FIBA World Cup this offseason. If he and the Warriors organization do not come to terms by Friday, Klay will become a restricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:09 am
  • Derrick Favors (sore knee) not practicing
    Derrick Favors (knee) is not practicing on Saturday.

    Advice: He just has knee soreness and there's no reason to be concerned. He is shifting to center and has already seen his assists go up in the preseason, so there are a lot of things to like the former No. 3 pick of the 2010 draft. He is a good bet to break out this season at 23 years old. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:38 pm
  • 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
    Friday, 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
    Friday, 10:29 pm
  • Rodney Hood keeps draining 3s for Jazz
    Jazz rookie Rodney Hood grabbed a preseason-high eight rebounds in Friday's loss to Phoenix, while scoring nine points on 3-of-9 shooting.

    Advice: All of Hood's makes came from downtown, which highlights his appeal as a specialist in deep leagues. The Jazz ranked 24th in 3-pointers per game last year (6.6) and 25th in 3-point percentage (34.4 percent), so Hood should at least carve out some minutes as a perimeter threat. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:59 pm
  • Chris Bosh impressive in 21 minutes vs. MEM
    Chris Bosh scored 21 points on 8-of-14 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs during Friday's win over the Grizzlies, adding six rebounds, one steal and two blocks to round out his evening.

    Advice: That efficient line came in just 26 minutes of action, and Bosh's fantasy owners have to be thrilled. He was aggressive offensively and is no longer hovering around the 3-point arc as he did when LeBron James was dominating Miami's offense, which can only be a good thing for Bosh's offensive output. He's a solid second-round target. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:55 pm
  • Derrick Favors (sore knee) out for Friday
    Derrick Favors will not play on Friday due to left knee soreness.

    Advice: He's only missed one game due to knee problems and that was back in 2012, so we're not concerned. Favors was a beast in his last five preseason games, averaging 13.0 points, 8.4 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.2 blocks and 0.6 steals in just 24.0 minutes. We still love him as a player to target in the late-early rounds. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:25 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. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:03 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Marcus Morris playing well through preseason
    Marcus Morris has been playing well through the preseason, and he's been the Suns' best 3-point shooter going 8-of-19 from beyond the arc.

    Advice: "It's good to see Marcus very confident when he gets an open 3," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. "He's done a nice job rebounding. He obviously worked hard in the summer on things. We're going to need him." Morris will be the teams' starting small forward for the first three games of the season as P.J. Tucker will be serving a suspension, but depending on how he plays, he could end up supplanting Tucker in the starting lineup. Morris is deserving of a late-round flier for owners seeking some 3-point shooting, and he could be a steal if he nabs the starting job. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:20 am
  • Otto Porter looking for a bounce-back season
    Otto Porter is looking to put last year's injury plagued rookie season behind him, and bounce-back during his sophomore campaign.

    Advice: "I’m thankful to be playing at 100 percent and getting better," Porter said. "I’m trying to play hard each and every time I step onto the court and hopefully everything else will take care of itself." Porter could start off the year as the team's shooting guard with Bradley Beal on the shelf for the first month of the season. He's been practicing at the two-guard position during practices, and during the final five preseason games he averaged 14.8 points, 4.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.2 triples on 51.9 percent from the field. There's a lot of upside here, and Porter looks like someone worth taking a late-round flier on in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:39 am
  • Josh Smith flirts with a triple double Thurs.
    Josh Smith flirted with a triple-double against the 76ers on Thursday with 17 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: It was easily his best game and it came with Greg Monroe getting some rest. Smith still only made 38.2 percent from the field in his previous three games and his shot selection isn't much better, so he's still very unlikely to be above 45 percent this season. Plus, he's made just 47.6 percent at the line this month. Besides the shooting, Smith should be very good, so he's worth a look in the middle rounds. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:32 pm
  • 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
  • Marcus Morris plays well again for Suns
    Marcus Morris started at SF again and hit 4-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 17 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a block.

    Advice: He's been playing as well, if not better, than his brother and is in line to start at least the first three games of the season. P.J. Tucker is suspended for those games, and by the time he returns, it's possible Marcus could have the job full time. And if that happens, it's also not great news for Gerald Green. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:29 pm
  • Otto-matic: Porter drops 22 points vs. Knicks
    Otto Porter kept his momentum going against the Knicks in his 31 minutes in the starting lineup on Wednesday, scoring 22 points on 9-of-15 from the field with two rebounds, one assist, three steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He is absolutely rolling right now. Over his last five games, Porter averaged 14.8 points, 4.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.2 triples on 51.9 percent from the field. If he can consistently make triples, Porter could really be in for a fantastic sophomore season. He's on the radar in standard leagues and should start off strong while Bradley Beal (wrist) is on the shelf. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:06 pm
  • Courtney Lee (ankle) out on Wednesday night
    Courtney Lee (ankle) will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Monday and did not return. Lee is fully expected to start the season for the Grizzlies, but it probably won't be on the radar in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:33 pm
  • Wes Johnson stuffs stat sheet in Lakers' loss
    Wes Johnson finished Tuesday's loss with 15 points, three 3-pointers, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks, but he also committed eight turnovers and missed a critical pair of free throws.

    Advice: Xavier Henry (knee) and Nick Young (thumb) are both out of commission, which helps Johnson's cause, but he may hold onto a starting job even when L.A. is at full strength. This was his first double-digit scoring game of the preseason but has unique fantasy appeal after averaging 1.3 triples, 1.1 steals and 1.0 blocks for the depleted Lakers last season. Give him a look if you need a swingman in the final round. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:01 pm
  • Nuggets offense listless without Ty Lawson
    The Nuggets' offense was listless without Ty Lawson (hamstring) on Tuesday, with Kenneth Faried and Timofey Mozgov leading all starters with six points each.

    Advice: Denver shot 32.6 percent from the field and Lawson's absence was painfully evident, especially with fill-in PG Nate Robinson (knee) on a minute-limit. Denver will look to recover from this drubbing in their preseason finale vs. the Warriors on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:36 pm
  • Derrick Favors double-doubles in win
    Derrick Favors had 12 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks on 3-of-7 shooting in 29 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: He hit 6-of-9 free throws and all signs are pointing to big things from Favors this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:52 pm
  • Morris twins starting for Suns
    Both Markieff and Marcus Morris are in the starting lineup for the Suns on Tuesday, along with Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Miles Plumlee.

    Advice: We could see this lineup for the first three games of the regular season with P.J. Tucker suspended. And if Marcus continues to play well alongside his brother, it could stick even after Tucker is ready. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:18 pm
  • Courtney Lee to open season as Grizz starter
    Courtney Lee will open the season in the Grizzlies' starting lineup, according to head coach Dave Joerger.

    Advice: With Nick Calathes out for the first 20 games of the season due to a suspension, Lee and Tony Allen will serve as the starting SG and SF for the Grizzlies. Lee averaged 11.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.0 three-pointers with the Grizzlies last season and is now a solid late-round flier in deeper fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:01 am
  • Courtney Lee leaves game with injured ankle
    Courtney Lee turned his left ankle in Monday's exhibition and did not return.

    Advice: Lee has had sporadic issues with this ankle for many years now but this is being called a "mild ankle sprain." Chances are he won't miss any time, but if he were to miss time then Beno Udrih and Tony Allen would work to fill in the gaps while Nick Calathes finishes out his suspension. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:16 pm
  • Otto Porter going on a mid-range fest
    Otto Porter made 4-of-10 from the field on Monday for 12 points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals and two turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He is living and dying by the mid-range jumper since Las Vegas, but the looks haven't been as clean as they were at Las Vegas Summer League. The Wizards are definitely going to use his length and they continue to play him a lot in the preseason. He's likely the beneficiary of the Brad Beal (wrist) injury, but he's more of a late-round pick in 14- and 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:07 pm
  • Wiz non-committal on Glen Rice Jr.
    The Wizards have been "totally non-committal" on Glen Rice Jr. (ankle) for the season opener.

    Advice: He hasn't been moving much at practice and it would appear he's closer to doubtful. If the Wizards feel comfortable with Garrett Temple and Otto Porter at the shooting guard spot, there's no need to rush Rice back into the lineup. If you're looking to make a pickup from the Bradley Beal (wrist) fallout, Porter is probably your guy in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:56 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • 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
    Oct 20, 6:31 am
  • Rodney Hood has another solid outing
    Rodney Hood scored nine points in 27 minutes against the Lakers on Sunday with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's played in four preseason games and has an impressive effective field goal percentage of 67.4 percent. Hood looks like a lock for the rotation despite some early foul trouble issues this month and he could be a threat to make 1.5 triples per game. He's on the radar in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 20, 6:25 am
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