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  • Kyle Korver confident he can bounce back
    Kyle Korver is confident that he can have a bounce-back year after a disappointing 2015-16 campaign.

    Advice: "I worked out two and three times a day all summer league," said Korver. "And I feel great. I feel ready and I feel prepared. I operated all summer with the mindset of my best basketball is in front of me. It wasn’t a couple of years ago. My best basketball is still to be played." Korver said that he spent a lot of time working to improve as a ball handler, and he's happy to enter the year healthy after spending the previous offseason rehabbing. Still, he's 35 years old and was only a late-round guy last year, so we're not expecting much. 20 minutes ago
  • Jonathan Simmons impresses in opener
    Jonathan Simmons came off the Spurs' bench and went off for a career-high 20 points, four rebounds, three assists, a block and three 3-pointers on 8-of-13 shooting in 28 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Wow. We have our first real surprise of the young season and Simmons will be a hot pickup in fantasy. "He was the spark that gave us that lead," Manu Ginobili said of Simmons. "He was outstanding." The 3-pointers were also a career high and he was terrific at moving the help defense to open things up. If you don't think the guy you'll cut will be a top pickup, go get Simmons and hope that this wasn't a fluke. Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Manu Ginobili scores 10 in easy win
    Manu Ginobili played 21 minutes off the bench and hit 4-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal in Tuesday's blowout 129-100 win over Warriors.

    Advice: Ginobili was worth a pickup as one of a few players to have four games on the schedule this week and he basically came through. But on weeks when the Spurs aren't playing the maximum number of games, Ginobili won't be too intriguing in fantasy. Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Patty Mills plays 18 minutes w/ three treys
    Patty Mills played 18 minutes off the bench and hit 4-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points, five assists and four steals in the Spurs win over the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: That's a nice start for Mills who should be on the radar in deeper leagues, especially once Parker starts logging some heavy minutes on his old body. Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Tony Parker plays 26 minutes in win
    Tony Parker played 26 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, three rebounds and four assists in Tuesday's blowout win over the Warriors.

    Advice: Parker was a hot pickup this week for the four games the Spurs played, and while he didn't dominate, if he does this three more times this week, the move will pay off. With Patty Mills nipping at his heels, Parker is no longer a must-own fantasy point guard. Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • Pau Gasol plays just 18 minutes vs. GSW
    Pau Gasol played just 18 minutes and finished with two points, four rebounds and one assist on 1-of-4 shooting in Tuesday's easy win over the Warriors.

    Advice: The Warriors didn't really use center Zaza Pachulia much and the Spurs were quite dominant without Gasol on the floor. He'll be better than this on most nights, so don't do anything crazy with Pau. Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Kyle Anderson fizzles in start for Spurs
    Kyle Anderson started in place of injured Danny Green (thigh) on Tuesday, but had just three points and four rebounds in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Manu Ginobili played pretty well and made a much bigger impact than Anderson, while Jonathan Simmons was the no-name Spur that caught everyone's eye tonight. Ignore Anderson and target Tony Parker, Ginobili or Simmons off your waiver wire. Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Aldridge drops 26 & 14 in easy win over GSW
    LaMarcus Aldridge hit 10-of-20 shots for 26 points and 14 rebounds, and added a 3-pointer and a steal in Tuesday's surprisingly easy 129-100 win at Oracle Arena.

    Advice: Aldridge had his way with the Warriors tonight and looked spry. He's primed for a big season, especially given that Tim Duncan is retired. Yesterday, 10:30 pm
  • Andre Iguodala plays 27 minutes in opener
    Andre Iguodala hit just 1-of-3 shots for two points, two rebounds, three assists and a steal in 27 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

    Advice: Only Shaun Livingston and Ian Clark joined Iguodala by playing meaningful minutes off the bench tonight (13), so it looks like the only Warriors you're going to want to mess with, as long as the starters are healthy, are the starters. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 26 in blowout loss
    Stephen Curry scored 26 points on 9-of-18 shooting (3-of-10 from downtown) and finished with 26 points, but added just three rebounds, four assists and zero steals in an ugly, blowout 129-100 loss to at home to the Spurs.

    Advice: The Warriors lost their first home game on April 17 last season, so obviously things have changed in Oakland and at Oracle. Curry got his points, but the rest of his line was fairly pedestrian. This team just needs some time to get the wrinkles worked out, but the good news is that Curry, KD and Dray Green all got theirs. Be patient with your Warriors, and keep in mind they played one of the league's best defensive teams tonight. Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • George Hill scores 19 points Tuesday
    George Hill looked great vs. the Blazers on Tuesday, scoring 19 points (7-of-18 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with six assists, two rebounds, two steals and one trey in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He has a really nice floor in fantasy and it’s even better while Gordon Hayward (finger) and Alec Burks (knee, ankle) are out. Prior to the season the Jazz were expecting Hill to play around 28 minutes per game with Dante Exum back in the mix, but Exum played just eight minutes (mostly off the ball) and Shelvin Mack played 15. Hill could be a nice sell-high candidate if his strong play continues over the next few weeks. Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Dante Exum plays eight minutes
    Dante Exum played just eight minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday, scoring five points with two rebounds in eight minutes.

    Advice: It looked like he was going to be completely out of the rotation with Shelvin Mack entering the game first, but they used Exum off the ball at SG. The Jazz love his defense, but he doesn’t do nearly enough on the offensive end to help fantasy owners. He could lose even more minutes when the Jazz are at full strength, so that doesn’t help Exum’s case either. Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Trey Lyles held to five points Tuesday
    Trey Lyles was quiet vs. the Blazers on Tuesday, scoring five points with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He forced a couple shots early on and turned the ball over a few times, but he eventually settled down. Boris Diaw did basically nothing in 32 minutes in the starting lineup in place of Derrick Favors (knee), and Lyles still looks like the better add for his upside in 3-pointers. Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Durant posts solid stats in ugly loss
    Kevin Durant had 27 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer on 11-of-18 shooting in Tuesday's ugly loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: KD, Draymond Green and Stephen Curry all got to eat tonight, but the outcome of the game was highly disappointing for the Oracle faithful, as they lost 129-100. Let's remember this team has only been together for a short time and this was their first real game. We're guessing they'll be blowing opponents' doors off a month from now, if not sooner. If you drafted Durant, tonight is a good sign that things are going to work out. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Boris Diaw held to two points in loss to POR
    Boris Diaw disappointed in a start at power forward vs. the Blazers on Tuesday, scoring two points on 1-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: Not many forwards can play 32 minutes and finish with just three rebounds, but it was that kind of night for Diaw. He looked a step too slow and also missed all three of his triples. It sounds like Derrick Favors (knee) is progressing, but no one knows for sure. Even with the uncertainty, it's better to leave Diaw on the wire. Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Draymond Green plays well in ugly loss
    Draymond Green scored 18 points with 12 rebounds, six assists, five steals, a block and two 3-pointers

    Advice: So much for Dray taking a hit with the arrival of KD, but this was just one game. Regardless of what happens going forward, this is a good reminder that Green has unlimited potential and is one of the best defenders in the league. He was great tonight and will end up being a draft-day steal if he keeps this up for the long haul. Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Rodney Hood tweaks ankle, scores 26
    Rodney Hood scored 26 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and three treys vs. the Blazers, but he appeared to roll his left ankle.

    Advice: Hood stayed in the game and didn't receive any medical attention, but he hasn't been very durable in the past and we will put him on the injury report to be safe. With Gordon Hayward (finger), Derrick Favors (knee) and Alec Burks (knee, ankle) all out, Hood was the focal point of the offense in the first half, while seven-time All Star Joe Johnson took over in the third quarter. Hood averaged 14.5 points and 2.0 treys per game last season, so the talent is there for the 24-year-old SG. His value will inevitably take a hit when Hayward is back, but ride Hood while he’s hot. Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores career-high 35
    Kawhi Leonard hit 10-of-21 shots and 15-of-15 free throws on his way to a career-high 35 points, five rebounds, three assists and five steals in Tuesday's surprising blowout 129-100 win over the Warriors.

    Advice: Leonard is a freak and had the ball in his hands on nearly every possession tonight. If you had the No. 7 pick in your draft and ended up with Kawhi, things are sure looking up right now. But just keep in mind that he plays for Gregg Popovich, who may not turn him loose like this on a nightly basis. And now might also be a good time to remind everyone that the Pacers traded Leonard as a rookie - for George Hill. Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Joe Johnson scores 29 w/ three 3-pointers
    Joe Johnson caught fire in the second half of Tuesday's loss to the Blazers, finishing with 29 points, four boards, three assists, one steal and three treys in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He looked every bit of his 35 years in the first half with just two points, but responded with a 15-point third quarter and finished 12-of-16 from the field. Johnson isn’t the most reliable fantasy option, but he’s likely going to be starting for the next 2-3 weeks with Gordon Hayward (finger) out. Just keep your expectations in check. Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Rudy Gobert double-doubles with two blocks
    Rudy Gobert double-doubled in Tuesday's loss to the Blazers, scoring 12 points with 14 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 40 minutes.

    Advice: He had his double-double locked up in the third quarter and most importantly, he hit 4-of-4 from the free throw line. Gobert's health was an issue last season, but the bounce-back candidate is off to a fine start to 2016-17. His minutes will eventually stabilize in the lower 30s when Derrick Favors (knee) returns, but he gets a cupcake matchup with Timofey Mozgov and the Lakers on Friday. Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Evan Turner struggles in debut Tuesday
    Evan Turner struggled in his Blazers debut vs. the Jazz on Tuesday, scoring three points on 1-of-7 shooting.

    Advice: To his credit, his only make from the field was a crucial jumper late in the fourth quarter, and he did save his stat line with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block. Turner saw 26 minutes off the bench compared to 29 for Allen Crabbe, while starting SF Moe Harkless was very quiet in 22 minutes. The depth of the Blazers limits Turner's upside, but he should do enough to hold low-end value in standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Moe Harkless goes scoreless in 22 minutes
    Moe Harkless was held without a point in Tuesday's game vs. the Jazz, finishing with one rebound, one assist and two steals in 22 minutes.

    Advice: He’s not going to lose his starting role with one bad game, but that doesn’t mean his minutes are safe — the Blazers signed both Allen Crabbe and Evan Turner to lucrative long-term deals over the summer and they’re going to find minutes. Harkless is in there for his defense, rebounding and the occasional 3-pointer, but leave him on the wire in standard leagues until further notice. Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores 18 points off the bench
    Allen Crabbe scored 18 points off the bench on Tuesday vs. Utah, hitting 6-of-10 from the field and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc.

    Advice: He had the hot hand tonight and the Blazers rolled with him down the stretch. Crabbe added three rebounds and three assists, and he also saw more minutes (29) than starting small forward Moe Harkless (22) and Evan Turner (26). He's going to be hard to trust with so many mouths to feed on Portland's deep roster, but Crabbe has some serious talent and is worth putting on your radar. Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Noah Vonleh scores 11, hits 5-of-5 shots
    Noah Vonleh hit all five of his shots vs. the Jazz on Tuesday, finishing with 11 points, one rebound, one block and one triple in 16 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn’t expected to be in the rotation a few weeks ago, but he earned a role with a very strong preseason. Vonleh showed a smooth touch on his jumpers tonight and he made a strong case for more minutes. The Portland frontcourt is very crowded, so deep-league owners can simply just keep an eye on him. We'll let you know if his role grows. Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Lillard drops 39 w/ six dimes, four treys
    Damian Lillard led the Blazers to a 113-104 win over the Jazz on Tuesday, scoring 39 points with nine rebounds, six assists and four treys in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He said that his personal goal for the season is to take home the MVP trophy, so clearly he means business. Lillard's efficiency is expected to rise this season with a stronger supporting cast around him, and while he did have four turnovers, he shot an impressive 13-of-20 from the field and 9-of-9 from the line. You can sleep easy if you ended up spending a first-round pick on Lillard. Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Damian, C.J., Harkless, Aminu, Mason starting
    Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, Moe Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu and Mason Plumlee are starting vs. the Jazz on Tuesday.

    Advice: Festus Ezeli (knee) is inactive. Harkless earned the starting SF role with a strong finish to the 2015-16 season and he was able to carry that momentum over to the offseason. With that said, Evan Turner and Allen Crabbe will still see significant minutes off the bench. Yesterday, 7:12 pm
  • Parker, Anderson, Leonard, LA, Pau starting
    Tony Parker, Kyle Anderson, Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol will start vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: As expected, Anderson will start in place of Danny Green (thigh), who is expected to miss about three weeks of action. The Spurs are the only team to play four times in Week 1. Yesterday, 6:51 pm
  • Curry, Klay, Durant, Green, Pachulia starting
    Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Zaza Pachulia will start vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: On a typical night, the Warriors are expected to run a 10-man rotation with Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, David West, Ian Clark and Patrick McCaw coming off the bench. Yesterday, 6:49 pm
  • Hill, Hood, Johnson, Diaw, Gobert starting
    George Hill, Rodney Hood, Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw and Rudy Gobert will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's regular-season opener against Portland.

    Advice: With Gordon Hayward (finger) and Derrick Favors (knee) on the sidelines, it'll be Hill, Hood and Johnson doing the heavy lifting on offense, with Trey Lyles having some increased opportunity for minutes and likely to serve as the spark plug off the bench. Lyles is someone to consider as a low-budget DFS target. Yesterday, 1:52 pm
  • Jonathon Simmons (calf) will play Tuesday
    Jonathon Simmons (calf) is good to go for San Antonio's regular-season opener against the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: He'll help fill the void with Danny Green (thigh) on the sidelines, but Kyle Anderson will be picking up most of the two-guard minutes. Simmons can't be relied upon in standard leagues. Yesterday, 12:16 pm
  • Kyle Anderson will start Tuesday vs. Warriors
    Kyle Anderson will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's regular-season opener against the Warriors with Danny Green (thigh) unavailable.

    Advice: Anderson is going to draw a very tough matchup tonight, so it'll be interesting to see what he can do going up against Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant. While Anderson could struggle to produce, Thompson could have himself a very nice game tonight. The Spurs do start the year with a four-game week, so picking up Anderson for streaming purposes does make sense. Yesterday, 12:05 pm
  • Boris Diaw will start at PF on opening night.
    Boris Diaw will start at PF on opening night.

    Advice: Diaw will start in place of the injured Derrick Favors (knee). Even though he is starting it would be surprising if Diaw played more than 25 minutes on opening night. He will likely split time with Trey Lyles. Despite coming off the bench, Lyles is the more appealing Daily Fantasy play. Yesterday, 11:07 am
  • POR picks up options on Vonleh and Napier
    Portland has exercised their fourth-year team options on Noah Vonleh and Shabazz Napier.

    Advice: Neither guy is expected to make an impact in standard fantasy leagues this season. Monday, 9:18 am
  • Damian Lillard wants to be the 2017 MVP
    Damian Lillard said that his personal goal for the 2016-17 season is to take home the MVP trophy.

    Advice: It could be tough for Lillard to take that award this season with the type of year we're expecting from James Harden and Russell Westbrook, but he has seen across-the-board statistical improvement each year he's been in the league, so at the very least he should be in the discussion. Thrillard makes for a fine late-first, early-second round target in any setting. Sunday, 2:02 pm
  • Boris Diaw (leg) practices in full on Sunday
    Boris Diaw (right leg) was a full participant during Sunday's practice.

    Advice: Diaw sat out Saturday's practice with a leg bruise, but he should be just fine for opening night. Still, he won't have a large enough role in Utah to justify a draft pick in almost any format. Sunday, 11:36 am
  • Johnson, Hayward, Burks don't practice Sunday
    Joe Johnson, Gordon Hayward (finger) and Alec Burks (knee, ankle) did not practice on Sunday.

    Advice: Hayward is in the early stages of his recovery process and isn't expected to get back onto the court until mid-to-late November, while Burks remains out indefinitely following the offseason knee and ankle surgeries. Johnson's non-participation was due to rest, but he'll obviously be fine for opening night. Johnson could be more involved in Utah's offense to start the year with Hayward out, but he's not really worth drafting in standard settings. Sunday, 11:30 am
  • Stephen Curry admits Warriors still adjusting
    Stephen Curry admitted that the Warriors are still adjusting to playing with Kevin Durant.

    Advice: "We’re continuing to build chemistry and flow of where shots are going to come from and everybody [is learning] the little nuances of our offense," Curry said. "Like when to cut, when to come off the dribble and when to screen for somebody, just based on where you are on the court. Those aren’t set play calls; it’s just organized chaos." Despite Golden State still working out the kinks, we're confident this group will be ready to roll when the regular season begins this week. Saturday, 3:02 pm
  • Boris Diaw (leg contusion) DNP on Saturday
    Boris Diaw (right leg contusion) did not practice on Saturday.

    Advice: It was previously reported that Diaw had a left leg contusion, but either way it does not sound serious and the veteran should be ready to roll for opening night. He could be looking at a bigger role out of the gate given Derrick Favors (left knee) faces an uncertain timetable to return. Saturday, 12:17 pm
  • Spurs exercise Kyle Anderson's 4th-yr option
    Spurs exercise the fourth-year contract option on F Kyle Anderson.

    Advice: This was just a formality and was never really in doubt. Anderson is expected to begin the season with a larger role because Danny Green (thigh) will be out of the lineup. Saturday, 11:20 am
  • Kyle Anderson ready to step up for Spurs
    Kyle Anderson said he's ready to step up with Danny Green (thigh) on the shelf.

    Advice: "I’ve played this game for a long time and I feel I can play a lot of different positions," Anderson said. "If the coaches have faith in me, of course, I’m going to have faith in myself." Coach Gregg Popovich has been looking for more minutes for Anderson and added that the forward has a "good feel for the game," so he's the favorite to slide into the starting unit for the first three weeks of the season. The Spurs are the only team with four games in Week 1, so he's not a bad streaming option after scoring 10 points with four rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 20 minutes on Friday. On a side note, the Spurs exercised their team option to extend Anderson's contract on Friday. Saturday, 6:55 am
  • Jonathon Simmons will be ready for opener
    Jonathon Simmons (calf) promised that he would be ready for the season opener on Tuesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Danny Green (quad) is expected to miss a few weeks of action, so Simmons could also be in the rotation. Coach Gregg Popovich previously said that Simmons could miss "days" with his injury, but it sounds relatively minor. The Spurs will use a committee approach to replace Green's minutes, so guys like Manu Ginobili, Kyle Anderson and Patty Milles could get a slight bump. For now, Simmons doesn't belong on most fantasy rosters. Saturday, 6:40 am
  • Stotts confirms Harkless will start at SF
    Coach Terry Stotts confirmed Moe Harkless will start on opening night.

    Advice: It seemed obvious with the cohesion of the first unit in the preseason and how it performed last year. Plus, Evan Turner makes more sense off the bench and the same can be said for Allen Crabbe. Still, Harkless is only a flier in 14-team leagues for now. Friday, 10:52 pm
  • Unfair Advantage: Durant drops 28-7-6 line
    Kevin Durant was unfair against the Blazers on Friday, scoring 28 points with seven rebounds, six assists, one block and five 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: So that's a wrap for his preseason. Durant finished with a 70.0 true shooting percentage to go with his 28.3 usage rate. What's more, KD's per-36-minute scoring in the preseason was 29.8, which is actually a better rate than last season. The former MVP was playing more like his teammate Stephen Curry with numerous highlight reel treys. He could still wind up being fantasy's top player. Friday, 10:49 pm
  • Steph Curry scores 35 points in 28 minutes
    Stephen Curry scored 35 points in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Friday, adding four rebounds, two assists and eight 3-pointers.

    Advice: Yeah, we get it. The Warriors are just too good. Curry's preseason scoring rate wasn't hurt too much this preseason, averaging 19.7 points, 4.0 boards, 3.9 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.4 treys in just 24.2 minutes. He's still a decent bet to be fantasy's top player. Friday, 10:40 pm
  • Evan Turner misses all eight FGAs
    Evan Turner missed all eight shots from the field and made 1-of-2 from the line for one point on Friday, adding two rebounds, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: The Warriors dared him to shoot jumpers and it obviously didn't work for Turner. ET's positional flexibility makes him an ideal bench guy to play three or even four positions for coach Terry Stotts. He's really just a three-category guy, so standard league owners should be looking elsewhere. Friday, 10:35 pm
  • Moe Harkless the favorite to start?
    Moe Harkless scored five points with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Even though he didn't play well, it looks like Harkless is the heavy favorite to start at small forward. That usually sounds promising, but coach Terry Stotts plays the matchups like nobody else and Harkless won't be heavily involved in the offense. He's not quite worthy of taking in standard drafts. Friday, 10:30 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard has another strong preseason
    Kawhi Leonard scored 15 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: That's a wrap for his preseason and he obviously dominated. In his five games, Leonard averaged 15.4 points, 5.2 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.6 treys in just 22.2 minutes per game. He's an elite option and should be coming off the board in the same neighborhood as Karl-Anthony Towns. Friday, 9:44 pm
  • Kyle Anderson scores 10 in start
    Kyle Anderon scored 10 points with four rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 20 minutes during his start for Danny Green (quad) on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Gregg Popovich is a mad scientist when it comes to replacing an injured starter, but most signs point to it being Anderson. The Spurs could obviously shift Kawhi Leonard over to the two and give themselves more size on the outside -- Anderson can guard most threes. Pop has also said he wanted to get Anderson more minutes, so this situation gives him a chance to do so. He's not a lock for consistent production, but give him a look if you have dead weight until things clear up. Friday, 9:40 pm
  • Simmons could miss 'days' with injury
    Coach Gregg Popovich said Jonathon Simmons (calf) could miss "days" with his injury.

    Advice: It doesn't sound serious and he could be ready to start the season. If he can make it back before Danny Green (thigh), Simmons could be in the rotation. Friday, 4:06 pm
  • Kyle Anderson starting on Friday night
    Kyle Anderson will start for Danny Green (thigh) on Friday night.

    Advice: The position flexibility is helpful here and we might see Anderson run more stuff on offense. With Danny Green (thigh) possibly missing weeks, there is a chance here. He's been a little disappointing this month, so he's only a short-term option. Friday, 3:57 pm
  • Boris Diaw (leg) on the injury report
    Boris Diaw (left leg contusion) did not practice on Friday.

    Advice: This is a new injury for Diaw. There was no indication of an injury before this, so it's likely just a light bruise. For now, expect Diaw to be available for the opener. Friday, 12:16 pm
  • Spurs pick up options on Slo-Mo
    The Spurs exercised their fourth-year option on Kyle Anderson.

    Advice: This was a no-brainer for the Spurs. Anderson has been a letdown this month after coach Gregg Popovich said he has to find playing time for him. If Kawhi Leonard misses time, Anderson will be a hot fantasy add. Friday, 11:45 am
  • Kyle Korver shines at Creighton
    Kyle Korver scored 16 points with four rebounds, six assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 30 minutes on Thursday.

    Advice: He had the alma mater advantage in Omaha at Creighton University for this game, but Korver is coming in with some momentum. In his five preseason games, Korver averaged 10.2 points, 2.0 boards, 2.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.2 treys on 58.6 percent from the field and 100 percent from the line. He could bounce back this year as a late pick. Thursday, 8:38 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge says he's happy in SA
    LaMarcus Aldridge said that he's happy in San Antonio and he's not buying into the rumors that the Spurs are open to trading him.

    Advice: "For sure, I am," Aldridge said when asked if he's been pleased with the way things have gone in San Antonio. "We made history last year (winning a franchise-record 67 games). They incorporated me into the family and tried to make me one of the big pieces. I’m from Texas. I see my family. I’m winning. Of course, I’m happy. That’s why I don’t buy into the rumors. I feel like I’ve done everything they’ve asked of me." The original report didn't come from the most reliable source, so we wouldn't read too much into the rumors. Thursday, 1:24 pm
  • Kevin Durant racks up 27/6/4 in 31 minutes
    Kevin Durant finished Wednesday's victory with 27 points on 10-of-19 shooting, six boards, four assists, two steals and one block in 31 minutes of action.

    Advice: This marks a preseason high for Durant in scoring and free throws made (7-of-7), but it's also the first time that he's logged more than 26 minutes. He's yet to miss from the line in 26 attempts and he's a combined 14-of-26 from downtown this preseason, the type of efficiency you'd expect from a former MVP. A dip in usage and shot attempts is probable, but concerns about his ability to share the court with the Warriors' incumbent scorers are overblown. Wednesday, 10:11 pm
  • Steph Curry pours in 32 points w/ full line
    The Warriors beat the Lakers 123-112 on Wednesday, led by Steph Curry's 32 points on 11-of-19 shooting with six 3-pointers, five assists, five rebounds, three steals and one turnover.

    Advice: Steph shot 11-of-19 from the field and 4-of-4 from the FT line in a prime example of the Warriors' stat-happy attack -- Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson all filled up the boxscore despite playing no more than 32 minutes. Sure, this came against a Lakers team which ranked dead-last in defensive efficiency last year, but it doesn't negate the fact that Steph is a truly elite fantasy option in any format. Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • Trey Lyles scores 11 points w/ three triples
    Trey Lyles continued to impress on Wednesday, contributing 11 points, eight rebounds and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Lyles is a combined 7-of-13 from deep in Utah's past three exhibitions, a crucial facet of his game for a Jazz team that was middle-of-the-pack in perimeter shooting last year. Quin Snyder recently challenged Lyles to improve defensively, but that shouldn't prevent him from averaging minutes in the low-to-mid 20s this year. Wednesday, 8:38 pm
  • Joe Johnson quiet despite another start
    Joe Johnson had another quiet game on Wednesday with four points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Johnson didn't play poorly, but his limited minutes and stats are symptomatic of his new role as a veteran glue-guy in Utah. It's hard to justify drafting him in standard leagues, even with Gordon Hayward (finger) on the sidelines to start the season. Wednesday, 8:37 pm
  • Rodney Hood (sprained hand) shoots 2-of-8
    Rodney Hood (sprained hand) started on Wednesday but had only five points on 2-of-8 shooting during Utah's 88-84 loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Gordon Hayward's fractured finger opens up more playing time for Hood to begin the season, with Joe Johnson also soaking up extra minutes. Hood was a top-75 value on a cumulative basis last season, and is still a worthy mid-late round target even if his minutes dip from last year's 32.2 per game. Wednesday, 8:37 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 points in 28 minutes
    Damian Lillard lit up the Jazz for 27 points in 28 minutes on Wednesday, finishing 11-of-16 from the field with four 3-pointers.

    Advice: Lillard added four boards, two assists and one block with just one turnover, and his offensive fireworks were a nice sight after Sunday's 1-of-10 shooting. He's a popular target at the turn of the first and second rounds in standard leagues. Wednesday, 8:36 pm
  • Rodney Hood (hand) starting Wednesday's game
    Rodney Hood (hand) will start Wednesday's game alongside George Hill, Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw and Rudy Gobert.

    Advice: Hood was a full participant in shootaround and the injury is a non-factor. Wednesday, 5:17 pm
  • Rodney Hood (hand) expected to play Wednesday
    Rodney Hood (hand) was a full participant during shootaround and is on track to play in Wednesday's preseason game against Portland.

    Advice: Hood has been on the sidelines for the last few games with a minor hand injury, but it looks like he'll be back out there tonight. With Gordon Hayward (finger) not expected to make his regular-season debut until mid-November, Hood should have more shots falling his way to begin the year. He's worth a late-round look on draft day. Wednesday, 9:43 am
  • Evan Turner still adjusting to Stotts' system
    Evan Turner is still adjusting to his new teammates and the style of play in Portland.

    Advice: "He had a good rhythm," coach Terry Stotts said. "He missed some shots, but Evan is getting more comfortable every game. And we’re getting a little better at figuring out how to put him in better spots. It’s going to be about learning his teammates, getting comfortable with our style of play, all those things." Turner has shot just 33.3 percent from the field through the preseason, but efficiency has never really been one of his strong points. He'll likely come off the bench in Portland, so he's more of a late-round target in deep leagues. Wednesday, 7:44 am
  • Dennis, Kyle, Baze, Millsap, Howard starting
    Dennis Schroder, Kyle Korver, Kent Bazemore, Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard will start vs. the Pelicans Tuesday.

    Advice: It appears that the Hawks are treating this game like a dress rehearsal for the regular season. Korver was rested on Sunday, but there's no injury to report. He's coming off a down year, but he's still worth owning for his reliable 3-point shooting. Tuesday, 4:41 pm
  • Report: SA open to trading LaMarcus Aldridge
    The Spurs are reportedly open to trading away LaMarcus Aldridge should the right deal arrive.

    Advice: Those close to the situation suggest that Aldridge may not be happy playing second fiddle to Kawhi Leonard in San Antonio, and Jackie MacMullan of ESPN has hinted that Aldridge could be sent packing prior to the conclusion of the 2016-17 season. Aldridge does have a player option for the 2018-19 season, so the Spurs may want to ship him out now while he still has a couple years left on his deal if things start heading south. Phoenix and Boston could emerge as potential suitors for Aldridge should anything go down, but to be clear, nothing is imminent at the moment. Tuesday, 1:02 pm
  • Draymond Green adjusting to new role
    Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Draymond Green is adjusting to a new role with Kevin Durant in town.

    Advice: "It’s going to be an adjustment for sure," Kerr said. "Draymond may not touch the ball as often because obviously KD will be touching it quite a bit, more than Harrison [Barnes] did. The dynamics change." While Green may not touch the ball as much as he did last year, he'll still have early-round fantasy value due to his ability to fill up the stat sheet in other ways. Tuesday, 9:15 am
  • Jazz still hoping to extend Rudy Gobert
    Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said the Jazz are still hoping to sign Rudy Gobert to an extension.

    Advice: The two sides have until the October 31 deadline to agree to an extension that will prevent Gobert from becoming a restricted free agent after the season, but haven't made any progress yet. "We'll get something done now or later," general manager Dennis Lindsey said. "We obviously don't comment on negotiations. There are times when you get a deal that works for both sides. There are times when it's best to go into restricted free agent. Luckily, we have great trust with Rudy and his agents. Now or later, I think we're fundamentally in a good place." It sounds like something should get done to keep Gobert in Utah, but he's still worth a mid-round pick as a bounce-back candidate this year. Tuesday, 7:09 am
  • Rudy Gobert racks up 17 & 10 w/ three blocks
    Rudy Gobert coasted to 17 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and one steal on Monday, making 7-of-8 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs in 26 minutes of action.

    Advice: It should be noted that DeAndre Jordan was resting tonight, leaving Gobert to face the less-than-fearsome duo of Marreese Speights and Diamond Stone. The biggest takeaway for fantasy purposes is that Gobert continues to knock down his free throws -- he's a combined 32-of-41 from the line this preseason (78.1 percent), which would shatter his previous career high. His arrow is pointing up after a disappointing 2015-16 campaign. Monday, 8:36 pm
  • Hill, Exum, Johnson, Diaw and Gobert starting
    George Hill, Dante Exum, Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw and Rudy Gobert will start vs. the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: Derrick Favors (knee) and Rodney Hood (hand) have both been ruled out in addition to Alec Burks (knee, ankle) and Gordon Hayward (finger). We should see plenty of late-round sleeper Trey Lyles on Monday as well. Monday, 5:15 pm
  • Rodney Hood (hand) ruled out for Monday
    Rodney Hood (hand) missed the morning shootaround and will not play on Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He was listed as doubtful and the Jazz will continue to be cautious. For what it's worth, Hood is day-to-day and is expected to be ready for the opener, and he even got some shots up on the side. We should get a long look at Dante Exum tonight. Monday, 10:07 am
  • Snyder wants Lyles to keep improving his D
    Jazz coach Quin Snyder wants Trey Lyles to continue growing on the defensive end.

    Advice: "He's aggressive offensively and I want that to stay the same. He has to couple that aggression with good decision making," Snyder said. "We want him to play good defense and play both ends, and for a young player that never comes easy. But he absolutely wants to get better, and he will continue to get better." Lyles is averaging 10.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 0.8 blocks and 1.5 3-pointers through four preseason games, and should have a sizable role off the bench this season. He's a sleeper late in drafts and could have a ton of value if Derrick Favors (knee) misses time. Monday, 9:03 am
  • Hood, Favors doubtful for Monday vs. LAC
    Rodney Hood (hand) and Derrick Favors (knee) both sat out Sunday's practice, and head coach Quin Snyder called them doubtful for Monday's exhibition game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Snyder added that he would not rule either out for the remainder of the preseason, but with just two more games to go, they're running out of opportunities to get out there. For what it's worth, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune speculated that there's a 95 percent chance that Hood would be ready for opening night, although he could not make the same declaration regarding Favors. Oct 16, 11:48 am
  • KD, Klay & Curry combined for 55 on 78.1 TS%
    Kevin Durant made 7-of-11 from the field for 17 points against the Lakers on Saturday, adding five rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks, no turnovers and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's quite a stat line and drives home the point of how Durant is not just a scorer. Speaking of scoring, Stephen Curry scored 14 points on 5-of-9 from the field and Klay Thompson scored 24 points on 9-of-13 from the field. The three of them combined for 55 points on a pristine 78.1 true shooting percentage and were wide open all night. When they're on, this team will be impossible to defend and there will be plenty of nights they're scoring over 130. KD is still a top-four pick in standard leagues. Oct 15, 9:50 pm
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