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  • Kyle Singler (knee) out Friday
    Kyle Singler (knee) will not play on Friday.

    Advice: He banged knees in practice and the injury is not considered serious. Singler signed a five-year, $25 million deal this summer. 57 minutes ago
  • Kevin Seraphin out on Friday
    Kevin Seraphin (right knee) will not play on Friday.

    Advice: It's not a major injury for Seraphin, but it's possible he misses Monday's game. He could get minutes as the backup power forward this year. Today, 3:07 pm
  • Kelly Oubre will play on Friday
    Kelly Oubre (ankle) will play against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: He will make his preseason debut tonight after missing Tuesday. Oubre was starting to come around at Summer League as the event ended, but he will likely have a few bumps in the road in his rookie season. Today, 2:35 pm
  • Moe Harkless doesn't practice Friday
    Moe Harkless (concussion) did not practice on Friday.

    Advice: He missed Thursday's game due to a concussion and is likely in the protocol. Harkless had a nice debut with 14 points on Oct. 6 and he should be in the rotation once he's over his concussion. He's only worth a look in very deep leagues, though. Today, 1:19 pm
  • Willie Reed (quad) gets in limited practice
    Willie Reed (quad) was limited in practice on Friday.

    Advice: Despite picking up some momentum during the summer league, this injury could really hurt his chances of making the final roster if he doesn't return to full practice soon. Reed isn't on the fantasy radar. Today, 11:14 am
  • Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) misses practice
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) missed practice again on Friday.

    Advice: Bargnani is one of the most injury-prone players in the league and is expected to come off the bench in Brooklyn, so there is no reason to look his way in most fantasy formats. Bargnani has now been on the shelf for five straight days. Today, 11:11 am
  • Thomas Robinson (wrist) misses practice
    Thomas Robinson (wrist) did not participate in practice on Friday.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Robinson took a hard fall in Monday's preseason game and hasn't played since. The injury is still said to be minor, but the Nets have every right to exercise caution during the preseason. With Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez set to soak up a ton of minutes in the frontcourt, Robinson isn't an option in standard leagues. Today, 11:10 am
  • Amare Stoudemire (rest) sits out of practice
    Amare Stoudemire (rest) sat out of Friday's practice.

    Advice: The Heat will be very cautious with the veteran this season in order to keep him fresh for a playoff run, so expect him to have plenty of maintenance days. The 32-year-old veteran is not a reliable fantasy option. Today, 10:21 am
  • Alonzo Gee (personal) to play Friday
    Alonzo Gee (personal) will play in Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Gee's role off the bench is going to be very limited while the Pelicans are at full strength, so he isn't worth drafting in almost any league. Today, 10:11 am
  • Malone praises Joffrey Lauvergne
    Nuggets head coach Michael Malone showered praise on Joffrey Lauvergne and said that he could get a great opportunity this year.

    Advice: "I love how hard he plays," Malone said of Lauvergne. "He's athletic, he has toughness, he has skill... He's just a guy that is going to demand minutes by how hard and how well he's been playing. We need him to keep on working and getting better and get in great shape. And if he's able to do that, he'll get a great opportunity this year." Jusuf Nurkic still hasn't returned from his knee injury, so Lauvergne is making a strong case for minutes in the frontcourt. He is firmly on the radar in deeper leagues and his fantasy arrow is pointing up. Today, 9:04 am
  • McHale says Sam Dekker needs to slow down
    Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said that rookie Sam Dekker needs to relax and slow down.

    Advice: "I thought Sam got a little more comfortable," McHale said of Dekker's performance vs. the Mavericks on Wednesday. "He has to relax, slow down and let the game come to him a little bit. He made a 3-pointer, which is good to see, got to the line a couple times. I thought overall for Sam, it's just going to take a little while. That's not unusual." It's going to take some time for Dekker to adjust to the NBA, but he isn't going to see many minutes while Trevor Ariza and Corey Brewer are healthy. Dekker can be ignored in most leagues. Today, 8:19 am
  • Lou Amundson (back) is available on Friday
    Lou Amundson (sore back) is available for Friday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Amundson had some nice moments for the Knicks last season, but minutes won't be easy to come by in a crowded frontcourt. Amundson can be ignored in almost all leagues. Today, 8:12 am
  • Kevin Seraphin (knee) is now doubtful Friday
    Updating a previous report, Kevin Seraphin (sore right knee) is now considered doubtful vs. the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: Originally considered probable for Friday's contest, it isn't clear if Seraphin suffered a setback, but the Knicks are probably just letting the veteran get some extra rest. Seraphin is projected to have a limited role off the bench this season, so he is only worth keeping an eye on in deeper formats. Today, 8:02 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha found not guilty
    Thabo Sefolosha was found not guilty of all three charges on Friday.

    Advice: This is great news for Sefolosha and the Hawks in general, but it sounds like he will now open a lawsuit against the NYPD. Sefolosha is the favorite to start at small forward this season once he is healthy after recovering from right ankle surgery, but his game doesn't translate to fantasy very well and owners outside of deeper leagues can ignore him. Sefolosha will not join up with the Hawks in time for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans. Today, 7:21 am
  • Kevin Seraphin (knee) probable for Friday
    Kevin Seraphin (sore right knee) is probable for Friday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: The Knicks rested him during Thursday's practice, but the injury isn't considered to be serious. Seraphin scored 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting with five boards and a steal in 22 minutes against Brazil's Bauru Basket on Wednesday, but he is only on the radar in deeper leagues at the moment. Today, 7:02 am
  • Larry Nance makes preseason debut
    Larry Nance played 11 minutes on Thursday with three points, five boards and one assist.

    Advice: It was his second game after dealing with back spasms earlier in training camp. Nance actually didn't even take a shot in that first game and he's clearly not part of the rotation to start this year. Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Lauvergne has another great game
    Joffrey Lauvergne scored 18 points with eight rebounds, one steal and one turnover on 6-of-7 from the field.

    Advice: He's absolutely rolling this month, scoring 15.0 points per game in his previous two preseason outings. Jusuf Nurkic hasn't played yet, which has opened some extra run for Lauvergne. He's not much of a shot blocker and did make just 40.4 percent from the field last year, so he's still not a strong target in drafts just yet. Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Doug McDermott scores 15 off bench
    Doug McDermott scored 15 points on Thursday with four rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He looked good out there and the Bulls gave him a lot of off-ball screens to get him open. Tony Snell didn't have a great game with seven points on 2-of-10 shooting, so McBuckets could earn more playing time this month. He's not a target in standard leagues yet. Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Moe Harkless (concussion) out Thursday
    Moe Harkless (concussion) will not suit up for Thursday's preseason game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: This is the first we’re hearing of a concussion for Harkless, but none-the-less, he will need to go through the league mandated concussion-protocol testing before he can return to the court. Harkless completely fell out of the rotation in Orlando, but perhaps a change of scenery and limited competition for playing time in Portland can help him get his career back on track. Yesterday, 3:54 pm
  • Kelly Oubre (ankle) could be GTD on Friday
    Kelly Oubre is progressing well from his ankle injury, and he could be a game-time decision for Friday's preseason game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Oubre has been walking around without any noticeable limp, so there's a good chance he makes his preseason debut on Friday. That being said, Otto Porter is expected to start for the Wizards this season, leaving Oubre to fight for reserve minutes with Jared Dudley (back) and Alan Anderson (ankle). It could be tough for Oubre to find meaningful playing time during his rookie year, so we wouldn't recommend targeting him in standard leagues. Yesterday, 1:12 pm
  • Thomas Robinson (wrist) out Thursday vs. DET
    Thomas Robinson (wrist) will not play in Thursday's preseason game vs. Detroit.

    Advice: The wrist injury is believed to be minor, so we wouldn't read too much into his absence from an early preseason game. That being said, Robinson will be coming off the bench this season behind Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez, so it'll be tough for him to establish himself as a viable option in standard leagues. Yesterday, 12:44 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) out Thursday
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) will miss Thursday's preseason game vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: It's hard to get excited about a guy that consistently misses major chunks of the regular-season. We wouldn't recommend drafting Bargnani in any league. Yesterday, 12:35 pm
  • Doug McDermott will come off the bench Thurs
    Fred Hoiberg said he likes Doug McDermott coming off the bench, but acknowledged that at some point, he'll throw McDermott into the starting lineup.

    Advice: "We want to see him build off that first game," Hoiberg said. "I loved the fact he kept shooting after going 0-for-5 in that first half [Tuesday night]. Having a 23-point half should be really good for his confidence." McDermott drained five 3-pointers during Tuesday's exhibition, and he will again come off the bench behind Tony Snell for Thursday's preseason game against Denver. With Mike Dunleavy set to miss at least the first month of the regular-season, the opportunities will be plentiful for McBuckets, and he's certainly someone to consider towards the later rounds on draft day. Yesterday, 11:36 am
  • Kevin Seraphin misses Thursday practice
    Kevin Seraphin (sore right knee) missed practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Seraphin's injury isn't thought to be serious and the Knicks are playing it safe with him after he played 22 minutes in Wednesday's preseason win against Bauru. Even when healthy, the 25-year-old won't see enough minutes to make a difference in fantasy leagues this season and can be left alone by owners in standards leagues. Yesterday, 9:56 am
  • Kevin Seraphin misses Thursday practice
    Kevin Seraphin (sore right knee) missed practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Seraphin's injury isn't thought to be serious and the Knicks are playing it safe with him after he played 22 minutes in Wednesday's preseason win against Bauru. Even when healthy, the 25-year-old won't see enough minutes to make a difference in fantasy leagues this season and can be left alone by owners in standards leagues. Yesterday, 9:56 am
  • Sam Dekker eases into starting gig Wednesday
    Sam Dekker grew more comfortable as Wednesday's game progressed, finishing Houston's easy win with 12 points, four boards, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The rookie has a tall task to crack Kevin McHale's rotation, as Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas should dominate the available playing time at PF. He made 5-of-10 shots on Wednesday, including one 3-pointer, and his 1-of-5 FT shooting shouldn't be a long-term concern -- he hit 70.8 percent of his freebies with Wisconsin last season. Wednesday, 7:59 pm
  • Kevin Seraphin scores 14 pts on 7-of-11 FGs
    Knicks C Kevin Seraphin shot 7-of-11 from the field on Wednesday to finish with 14 points, five rebounds, one steal and three turnovers in 22 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: None of New York's starters logged more than 21 minutes and Seraphin isn't likely to see such a large role during the regular season. He's also unlikely to face as lenient a defense as Brazil's Bauru Basket, whom the Knicks beat by 19 points tonight, and standard-league owners should avoid him on draft day. Wednesday, 7:10 pm
  • Kelly Oubre (ankle) returns to practice
    Kelly Oubre (ankle) returned to practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Oubre was held out of Tuesday's preseason game vs. the 76ers, but the Wizards weren't about to risk his health in a meaningless game. Otto Porter is expected to open the season as the starter, so Oubre will have to battle Jared Dudley (back) and Alan Anderson (ankle) for minutes off the bench. His next chance to play will be on Friday vs. the Knicks. Wednesday, 12:00 pm
  • Willie Reed (quad) doesn't practice Wednesday
    Willie Reed (quad) did not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's recovering from a minor quad strain, but this is unfortunate timing for a guy that's not a lock to make the team. He really won't have any fantasy value in Brooklyn while the team is healthy. Wednesday, 11:01 am
  • Thomas Robinson (wrist) misses practice Wed
    Thomas Robinson (wrist) did not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He took a hard fall during Monday's preseason game, but he's not concerned about the injury, and he will travel with the team to Detroit for Thursday's preseason game. He's not a great target in standard leagues playing behind Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez. Wednesday, 10:59 am
  • Bargnani (hamstring) misses practice on Wed
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) missed his second consecutive day of practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: While the injury isn’t believed to be serious, this is just a reminder of how often Bargnani finds himself dealing with various ailments. We'd recommend letting another owner deal with the headache of owning Il Mago on draft day. Wednesday, 10:47 am
  • Joffrey Lauvergne double-doubles in win
    Joffrey Lauvergne stayed hot in Tuesday's preseason win, racking up 14 points, 12 rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers on 6-of-8 shooting in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He had 16 points and 11 boards on 7-of-10 shooting in Friday's preseason game, and looks like a very interesting sleeper center pick in fantasy. Keep a close eye on him in the preseason, as his stock could continue to rise with a couple more nice performances under new coach Michael Malone. Jusuf Nurkic was out again with a knee injury, but is expected to be ready for the start of the season. However, with Lauvergne's solid play, he could challenge Nurkic for the starting gig in Denver. Tuesday, 9:36 pm
  • Doug McDermott overcomes slow start for Bulls
    Doug McDermott got off to a slow start in Tuesday's preseason win, but turned it on in the third quarter, finishing with 23 points, five rebounds, two steals and five 3-pointers on 8-of-19 shooting.

    Advice: He also had five fouls, but with Mike Dunleavy out indefinitely, McDermott could be thrown into the fire early and often for the Bulls, along with Nikola Mirotic. Both players are worth mid-round fliers in fantasy this season, although Mirotic should come off the board a round or two before McDermott, at least. Tuesday, 9:06 pm
  • Kelly Oubre (ankle) will not play Tuesday
    Kelly Oubre (ankle) will not play in Tuesday's preseason game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Wizards head coach Randy Wittman said that Oubre turned his ankle at practice on Monday, although he did not give any update on the severity of the injury. Oubre will come off the bench during his rookie year, and it'll be tough for him to carve out much fantasy value fighting for reserve minutes with Alan Anderson and Jared Dudley. He's not someone to target in standard re-draft leagues. Tuesday, 2:38 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani misses Tuesday practice
    Andrea Bargnani (right left hamstring) missed Nets practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bargnani's injury isn't thought to be serious, but it's never a good thing to see an injury-prone player dealing with injuries before the regular season even starts. While Bargnani should see decent minutes for the Nets, his risk outweighs his reward for owners in standard fantasy leagues. Tuesday, 10:31 am
  • Moe Harkless impresses in preseasonopener
    Moe Harkless impressed Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts in the team's preseason opener on Monday.

    Advice: Harkless scored 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting to go with six rebounds, two assists, and two steals as the Blazers lost to the Kings on Monday. "I thought [Harkless] shot the ball with confidence," Stotts said. "He ran the court. He defended well. I was glad to get him on the block a couple times offensively." Harkless is more of a deep league fantasy target at the moment, but he could play his way into becoming a late-round flier in standard fantasy leagues if he's able to earn more minutes. Tuesday, 8:37 am
  • Harkless plays 24 minutes off the bench
    Moe Harkless scored 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting (2-of-3 3PTs, 2-of-6 FTs) with six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 24 minutes off the bench in Monday's preseason opener.

    Advice: Harkless' name has been brought up enough by the folks in Portland, whether that's media or the team itself, that we'll be watching him no matter how disappointing he's been in the past. He'll need about 30 mpg to move into standard league discussion so right now he's firmly in deep league territory only. Monday, 10:05 pm
  • Bargnani says hamstring injury not serious
    Andrea Bargnani said his left hamstring tightness is not serious and that he'll be back "very soon" on Monday.

    Advice: Bargnani missed Monday's preseason opener and that sound you heard was the basketball world rolling its eyes. There isn't a scenario in which we'd remove the injury-risk tag from his profile. Monday, 8:16 pm
  • Robinson double-doubles with 12 and 16
    Thomas Robinson double-doubled in Monday's preseason opener, scoring 12 points on 6-of-11 shooting with 16 rebounds, two steals and two blocks over 26 minutes.

    Advice: If Robinson can just focus on rebounding and energy numbers he could carve himself a low-to-mid level role in the Nets' rotation. But nobody should overreact to a game against international competition, and even if Robinson does turn his career around his fantasy stat set isn't that great. Just keep an eye on him from afar for now. Monday, 8:09 pm
  • Thomas Robinson starts alongside Brook Lopez
    Thomas Robinson will start at PF for the Nets on Monday, as coach Lionel Hollins wants to see T-Rob play alongside Brook Lopez.

    Advice: Thaddeus Young is the undisputed starter and this is merely a preseason experiment with no long-term repercussions. T-Rob is still 24 years old and he's shown flashes of improved play in recent seasons, even averaging 8.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 0.7 steals in only 18.5 minutes for Philadelphia last year. He's on the radar in deep leagues, but that's about it. Monday, 2:56 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha's trial begins in Manhattan
    Thabo Sefolosha was at a Manhattan criminal court on Monday, where jury selection took place in his trial to contest charges of resisting arrest.

    Advice: Opening statements will follow on Tuesday and the result of the case could determine whether he'll face any punitive measures from the NBA. Sefolosha is still recovering from right ankle surgery, leaving him questionable for opening night, but once healthy he should start at SF ahead of Kent Bazemore and Tim Hardaway Jr. Monday, 2:12 pm
  • Willie Reed (quad) will not play on Monday
    Willie Reed (quad) will not play in Brooklyn's preseason game on Monday.

    Advice: Reed suffered a strained quad last week, and he's still not quite right as a result. Without him, camp invite Justin Harper may earn some extra burn as the Nets look to evaluate what their final roster might look like. Monday, 8:00 am
  • Andrea Bargnani will not play on Monday night
    Andrea Bargnani (tight left hamstring) will not play in Monday's preseason game.

    Advice: Lionel Hollins says he won't play until he's ready. Bargs' hamstring was so famous that it should have had its own name last season, but there is no indication this is anything more than precautionary. He's expected to play a sizable reserve role for the Nets, but Bargnani is not someone we're looking to draft in fantasy leagues. Monday, 7:57 am
  • Andrea Bargnani will play alongside Lopez?
    Nets head coach Lionel Hollins said that he'll be looking to give Andrea Bargnani minutes alongside Brook Lopez this upcoming season.

    Advice: "Offensively, those guys are very versatile and they give a lot of problems to the defense, because both can shoot, both can pass, and both can put the ball on the floor," Hollins said. "I like those guys playing together at times." Bargnani played next to Lopez for long stretches during Friday's scrimmage, so it looks like Hollins likes what he sees in a potential Bargnani/Lopez pairing, which is a very strange sentence to write. Sunday, 11:06 pm
  • Larry Nance has back spasms
    Larry Nance has back spasms and missed Saturday's practice.

    Advice: It doesn't sound serious and he should be ready for the preseason. Nance won't be in the rotation and should spend time in the D-League. Saturday, 4:15 pm
  • Alonzo Gee (personal) out for Saturday
    Alonzo Gee (personal) and Quincy Pondexter (knee) will not play on Saturday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Gee isn't going to have more than a limited role off the bench this season, so his absence won't be a big deal. Ignore him in fantasy leagues. Pondexter isn't expected to return until November. Saturday, 11:01 am
  • Kelly Oubre is ready to prove his worth
    Kelly Oubre said he took it really hard when he fell to the 15th pick in the draft.

    Advice: "I fell to 15 in the draft and I really took that hard," Oubre said. "After the draft I came straight to D.C. and I was in the gym. That was just pure fire in my heart because I know there's not (14) guys better than me in my class at least. ... The cream rises to the top, and I'm the cream." Oubre has reportedly been very impressive in training camp so far, and while he is still raw, he does have all the tools to become a great player. Otto Porter is projected to start, but Oubre could be in the rotation sooner than expected with Alan Anderson (ankle) and Jared Dudley (back) nursing injuries. Saturday, 6:20 am
  • Lauvergne double-doubles off the bench
    Joffrey Lauvergne double-doubled off the bench in Friday's preseason opener, scoring 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting with 11 rebounds in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Lauvergne didn't have a steal or block but in general we're not trying to read too much into tonight's action. The French big man does a little bit of everything and we'll be keeping an eye on him, but a crowded frontcourt presents challenges from a fantasy point of view. Friday, 10:13 pm
  • Doug McDermott says he'd like to start at SF
    Doug McDermott acknowledged that he'd like to start at small forward for the Bulls on opening night.

    Advice: "That's obviously the goal," McDermott said when asked if he'd like to be a starter. "I'll do whatever the team wants." With Mike Dunleavy expected to miss the significant time to start the season, McDermott will have every opportunity to land in the starting unit. He'll have some competition from Tony Snell, and there's also the possibility that Jimmy Butler slides over to the three-spot with Kirk Hinrich starting at shooting guard, but if McBuckets does find himself in the starting unit he could at the very least emerge as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Thursday, 2:39 pm
  • Willie Reed says quad injury improving
    Willie Reed said that the quad injury he suffered during Wednesday's practice was feeling much better on Thursday.

    Advice: "It's definitely way better than it was [Wednesday] and I could actually do some motion stuff on the bike," said Reed. Even if Reed manages to make the Nets' opening-night roster, he won't earn enough playing time to be worth drafting in almost any league. Thursday, 12:48 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha experiences leg pain
    Thabo Sefolosha experienced some leg pain and dialed it back in practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Sefolosha said that the pain was part of his rehab and it doesn't sound like he is overly concerned. Sefolosha will be the favorite to start at small forward if he is good to go for the season opener, but his game doesn't translate to fantasy very well. If his leg injury lingers, Kent Bazemore would be in line for more minutes. Wednesday, 10:51 am
  • Willie Reed strains his quad at practice
    Willie Reed suffered a strained quad at practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: There is no word on the severity of the injury, but hopefully we will know more soon. Reed latched on with the Nets after impressing during the summer league, but he isn't a lock to make the team. Wednesday, 10:24 am
  • Lou Amundson (back) misses practice
    Lou Amundson missed practice on Wednesday morning due to a sore back.

    Advice: The good news is that Amundson is expected to practice later in the evening, so we will leave him off the injury report for now. The Knicks added a ton of frontcourt depth this summer, so Amundson's role is set to take a major hit. It's safe to ignore him in fantasy leagues. Wednesday, 9:10 am
  • Kelly Oubre has impressed at training camp
    According to Wizards reporter J. Michael, Kelly Oubre stood out at the first day of training camp.

    Advice: Oubre is only 19 years old and is still pretty raw, but the Wizards could use his athleticism considering they want to play at a faster pace this season. Jared Dudley is coming off back surgery and Alan Anderson is nursing an ankle injury, so Oubre could be pressed into action sooner than we thought. For now, Oubre is worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues, while owners in standard leagues should consider Otto Porter instead. Wednesday, 8:50 am
  • Kevin Seraphin believes he is a good fit
    Kevin Seraphin said that the Knicks love his ability to score in the post.

    Advice: "They like my ability to score in the post,’’ Seraphin said. "In the triangle, you need that. The way I play though, we need guys that compete every night. I’m not a big club guy, I’m a pretty easy to endure. I’m cool and chill. That’s what we need. If I do everything I ‘m supposed to do, I’m going to get my chance. That was the deal. They told me there’s room for me.’’ Serpaphin will likely be in the rotation, but his minutes could be limited while Robin Lopez, Kyle O'Quinn and Kristaps Porzingis are healthy. Seraphin is only on the radar in deeper leagues. Wednesday, 7:11 am
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