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  • Tony Snell (ankle) likely to play on Saturday
    Tony Snell (ankle) had a good practice on Friday and is expected to play on Saturday against the Nets.

    Advice: He hasn't played for the Bucks yet due to a preseason ankle sprain. The Bucks cannot figure out who to play next to Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Snell appears to be the favorite to start. The Bucks will limit his minutes in his first game with his new team. He's not going to offer a high enough upside for most leagues. Today, 11:49 am
  • Tony Allen questionable for Saturday
    Tony Allen (right knee) is questionable to play on Saturday.

    Advice: He might also be questionable to play in Sunday. Plus, with the Grizzlies expected to limit Mike Conley and Marc Gasol, it would be a big surprise to see Allen play in both. Andrew Harrison shockingly played 38 minutes while Wade Baldwin IV got a good amount of shooting guard minutes. Today, 11:32 am
  • Alec Burks (knee, ankle) out on Friday
    Alec Burks (knee, ankle) will not play Friday vs. Houston.

    Advice: We haven't been given an updated timetable on when to expect Burks back, as he is still rehabbing from knee and ankle surgeries. It is safe to leave him on the waiver wire for now. Today, 11:19 am
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) targeting December return
    Tyreke Evans, via his Snapchat, states he plans to return by the end of November, or by December 15th "for sure."

    Advice: Evans posted a video of himself lifting weights on his Snapchat account and indicated he working out in hopes of getting back on the court by the end of next month. This timetable jives with what GM Demps told reporters earlier this week. Today, 11:03 am
  • Jose Calderon (calf) doubtful for Friday
    Jose Calderon (calf) is doubtful for Friday vs. Utah.

    Advice: Calderon is improving and did practice on Friday, so he is headed in the right direction. However, he won't suit up on Friday. Even when fully healthy, Calderon will have a tough time cracking the Lakers rotation. Today, 10:40 am
  • Iman Shumpert (concussion) will play Friday
    Iman Shumpert has been cleared from the concussion protocol and will play Friday vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Shumpert banged his head into Kristaps Porzingis' hip on Tuesday and had to be helped to the locker room. However, Shumpert has been cleared by the medical staff is all set for Friday night's action. "He's ready to play," Lue said before shootaround. "That's a good thing for us." Today, 9:23 am
  • Reggie Bullock (back) will not play Friday
    Reggie Bullock (back spasms) will not play Friday vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Bullock is suffering from back spasms that are related to a nerve issue in his leg. The good news is Bullock had an MRI and it was revealed that he has no structural damage. Sounds like he is progressing and moving in the right direction. Even when healthy, Bullock will have limited fantasy value. Today, 8:59 am
  • Lucas Nogueira (ankle) likely out on Friday
    Lucas Nogueira (left ankle sprain) is likely out on Friday.

    Advice: Nogueira suffered the sprained ankle in Toronto's final preseason game, and it has now cost him the first two games of the regular season. Jonas Valanciunas should be in line for another big night. Valanciunas played 35 minutes on Wednesday, scoring 32 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Today, 8:46 am
  • Randy Foye (hamstring) out Friday vs. Indiana
    Randy Foye (hamstring) will not play Friday vs. Indiana

    Advice: Foye strained his hamstring in practice earlier this week. It was initially termed only a "mild hamstring strain" but has now cost Foye the first two games of the season. Bojan Bogdanovic started at shooting guard for the Nets on Wednesday and scored 21 points and grabbed five rebounds in 23 minutes. Joe Harris also saw increased opportunities with Foye sidelined. Harris played 25 minutes and scored 16 points. Both Bogdanovic and Harris could be considered as sneaky daily fantasy options on Friday night. Today, 7:36 am
  • Austin Rivers plays 26 minutes off bench
    Austin Rivers played 26 minutes and hit 4-of-8 shots for eight points, four rebounds, one assist and a steal off the Clippers' bench on Thursday.

    Advice: He was 0-for-3 from downtown, but the minutes were encouraging. He's not worth owning in fantasy leagues right now, but if Chris Paul suffers and injury, he could become a hot waiver-wire pickup. Yesterday, 11:27 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute invisible starter for Clips
    Luc Mbah a Moute started at SF for the Clippers on Thursday and missed both his shots, scored one point and played just 17 minutes.

    Advice: He was awful as a starter last season and we've seen nothing that would suggest that will change this year. Ignore him until further notice. Yesterday, 11:08 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores 10 in 32 minutes
    Allen Crabbe hit 3-of-7 shots and finished with 10 points and four rebounds in 32 minutes in Thursday's 114-106 loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: Crabbe had 18 points in Tuesday's opener and the minutes were there tonight. If you're holding a guy like Evan Turner and want to drop him for Crabbe, it makes a ton of sense right now. Crabbe wasn't great tonight, but the minutes are there, his confidence is on the rise, and he's going to be a key cog in the Blazers' rotation all season long. Yesterday, 11:04 pm
  • Moe Harkless bounces back with 23 & 8
    Moe Harkless bounced back from Tuesday's scoreless game with 23 points, eight rebounds and a 3-pointer on 10-of-15 shooting on Thursday against the Clippers.

    Advice: He's going to be pushed hard for his starting job by Allen Crabbe and Evan Turner, but after this performance, Harkless' job should be safe for now. And if you were planning on benching him next week, you might want to think again. Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • Mason Plumlee holds own vs. DeAndre Jordan
    Mason Plumlee hit 7-of-9 shots and finished with 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 31 minutes of Thursday's loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: He only hit 3-of-6 free throws, but played very well tonight. The assists were especially impressive and it's becoming clear he's one of the best passing big men in the league. He played just 15 minutes on Tuesday against the Jazz, finishing with two points and one rebound, but we're hoping you didn't give up on him too quickly after tonight's bounce back. Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Ty Lawson gets 36 minutes
    Ty Lawson played 36 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday with seven points, four rebounds, nine assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: That's two games with 36 minutes for Lawson to start his season. Lawson looks much quicker than he did last year and he does have some good rapport with DeMarcus Cousins. He's still going to have to continue his strong play to keep consistent minutes once Darren Collison comes back. Lawson should still get a lot of run in the next six games. Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute listed as starter
    Luc Mbah a Moute is listed as the starter for the Clippers against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: He wasn't locked in as the starter, but he was the favorite to get the job. Mbah a Moute is usually in the bottom five for usage rate among starters, which should be the case again. He doesn't have much value. Expect to see a host of Clippers to see minutes at the three. Yesterday, 7:22 pm
  • Randy Foye (hamstring) is day-to-day
    Randy Foye (hamstring) is day-to-day with his hamstring injury.

    Advice: He strained his hamstring in practice and missed the opener. Foye started four of this six preseason games and may have actually started the season at shooting guard. He still was awful in the preseason with only a 28.0 field goal percentage and likely wouldn't play more than minutes in the teens. Once he's back, that will add more risk to guys like Joe Harris and Bojan Bogdanovic. Yesterday, 1:38 pm
  • Jose Calderon (calf) practices
    Jose Calderon (calf) practiced on Thursday.

    Advice: He is still listed as doubtful in the game notes. With Calderon out on Wednesday, the Lakers gave Brandon Ingram some run at the point against the Rockets. Calderon turned 35 last month and has missed an average of 25 games per year over his last two. Based on the Lakers' plans, Calderon isn't a lock for the rotation all year. Yesterday, 1:11 pm
  • Iman Shumpert may play against Raptors Friday
    Iman Shumpert (concussion) has a good chance to play agains the Raptors on Friday, according to head coach Ty Lue.

    Advice: Shumpert is still in the concussion protocol, but Lue said there is a "great" chance he'll play against the Raptors. We'll keep an eye on Shumpert's status after shootaround on Friday, but his eventual return will lead to a decrease in minutes for DeAndre Liggins. Yesterday, 10:19 am
  • Tony Allen likely to miss a week
    Tony Allen (right knee) is likely to miss a week of regular season action.

    Advice: Allen was hoping to play against the Knicks on Saturday, but it looks like the Grizzlies won't get him back until sometime next week. Vince Carter and Troy Daniels will see some extra minutes while Allen is out, but neither has any fantasy value in standard leagues. Yesterday, 7:28 am
  • Ty Lawson plays 36 minutes in opening victory
    Ty Lawson started at PG in the Kings' season-opener, notching nine points, seven assists, six rebounds, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in the road win.

    Advice: He played 36 minutes and should maintain a similar role until Darren Collison returns from his eight-game suspension. Once DC is back, however, it's hard to see how Lawson could earn enough minutes to be an asset in 12-team leagues. Wednesday, 9:49 pm
  • Reggie Bullock (back) will not play
    Reggie Bullock (back) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was expected to be healthy, but maybe he had a setback. Stanley Johnson could get a couple extra minutes, but isn't a fantasy option yet. Wednesday, 3:39 pm
  • Tony Snell (ankle) will not play Wednesday
    Tony Snell (ankle) will not play against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Bucks traded for him with the idea of him starting, but an injury will put that plan on hold. He's actually in a decent spot with the Bucks having some depth issues on the wing. He's only a pickup in deep leagues. Wednesday, 3:31 pm
  • Lucas Nogueira (ankle) is out for opener.
    Lucas Nogueira (left ankle sprain) is out for the season opener vs. Detroit.

    Advice: Nogueira sprained his ankle in Toronto's preseason finale and is not yet fully healed. The Raptors will have to lean heavily on Jonas Valanciunas tonight, as it will be difficult to "go small" against the Pistons imposing front line. Patrick Patterson and Pascal Siakam might see their playing time increased as well. Wednesday, 2:57 pm
  • Tony Allen (knee) out for season opener
    Tony Allen (right knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: With Allen on the sidelines to begin the year, it will likely be Vince Carter or Troy Daniels sliding into the starting two-spot, but neither guy is a very attractive option on a busy 10-game night. Head coach David Fizdale said that Allen is "not far away" from being ready, so there's a decent chance we see him in uniform for either Saturday's game vs. the Knicks or Sunday's game against the Wizards. Wednesday, 9:24 am
  • Nogueira (ankle) not expected to play Weds
    Updating a previous report, Lucas Nogueira (left ankle) is not expected to play Wednesday vs. Detroit.

    Advice: While he hasn't officially been ruled out, it seems very likely that Nogueira will spend opening night on the sidelines. Pascal Siakam figures to benefit most sans Nogueira, but he's can't be considered a viable target in standard settings. Wednesday, 8:49 am
  • Lucas Nogueira (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Lucas Nogueria (left ankle) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. Detroit.

    Advice: Nogueria suffered a sprained ankle during Toronto's final preseason game, and it looks like he could be headed for a game-time decision tonight. If he's out, Pascal Siakam and Jakob Poeltl will have some increased opportunity for minutes. Wednesday, 8:24 am
  • Shumpert going through concussion protocol
    Iman Shumpert is currently going through the league mandated concussion protocol testing, and there's a chance he could miss Cleveland's next two games.

    Advice: The Cavs have a back-to-back set coming up Friday vs. Toronto and Saturday vs. Orlando, but Shumpert will need to pass a series of tests and deemed symptom free if he wants to play this weekend. If he's out, DeAndre Liggins will see some increased minutes as Kyrie Irving's primary backup. Wednesday, 8:11 am
  • 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. Tuesday, 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. Tuesday, 9:44 pm
  • Mason Plumlee plays just 15 minutes
    Mason Plumlee played just 15 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Jazz, finishing with two points, one rebound and one assist.

    Advice: He looked like a stud in the preseason and he’s locked down the starting job, but he struggled with foul trouble against Rudy Gobert. Plumlee is a nice source of rebounds and is usually good for a few assists, but it’s going to be interesting to see what happens when the Blazers add another center to mix in Festus Ezeli (knee). Give Plumlee another chance. Tuesday, 9:38 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. Tuesday, 7:12 pm
  • Shumpert (concussion symptoms) won't return
    Iman Shumpert (concussion symptoms) will not return to Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: The Cavaliers are still evaluating him in the locker room, so there could be another update after the game. He finished with two points, two rebounds, three assists and one block in 14 minutes. With Kay Felder (concussion) on the shelf, DeAndre Liggins will take Shumpert's place in the rotation for the remainder of the game. Tuesday, 6:31 pm
  • Iman Shumpert heads to the locker room
    Iman Shumpert (undisclosed) left Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks and went back to the locker room.

    Advice: He collided with Kristaps Porzingis and it seemed like he was having a tough time standing up on his own. The Cavs may check him for a concussion, but we'll have an update momentarily. Tuesday, 6:22 pm
  • Jose Calderon (calf) ruled out for opener
    Updating a previous report, Jose Calderon (left calf) has been ruled out for opening night.

    Advice: There's not a league out there where Calderon's playing status matters. Tuesday, 1:34 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) returns to on-court work
    Tyreke Evans (right knee surgery) has returned to on-court work and is targeting a late-November, early-December return.

    Advice: "Tyreke began on-court activities this week, which is great," Demps said. "His timetable will be determined really in the next two weeks, depending on how rehab goes. But he’s on the court, he’s shooting, his body looks great." We'll be monitoring this situation very closely, but Evans remains a dubious asset in leagues that don't offer an IR-spot after only suiting up for a mere 25 games last season. Expect him to be brought along very slowly in New Orleans. Solomon Hill and Lance Stephenson will pick up the slack in his absence, but neither of those guys offer standard league appeal. Tuesday, 1:14 pm
  • Jose Calderon (calf) doubtful for opener
    Jose Calderon (left calf) is doubtful to suit up for the Lakers' regular-season opener against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: The 35-year-old is the third-string point guard in Los Angeles, and painfully irrelevant in all leagues. Tuesday, 12:50 pm
  • Tony Snell (ankle) questionable for opener
    Tony Snell (ankle) did not practice on Tuesday and is questionable to play in Wednesday's regular-season opener against Charlotte.

    Advice: If Snell can't suit up for Wednesday's game, there's a chance we could see rookie Malcom Brogdon start in his first career game with Jason Terry logging extended minutes off the bench. Check back for another update on Snell following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 11:54 am
  • Tony Allen (knee) questionable for Wednesday
    Tony Allen (knee) has been downgraded to questionable for Wednesday's season opener against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: He's getting close to a return, but may be forced to sit out the first game of the season. Allen is little more than a steals specialist in deep leagues. Tuesday, 11:43 am
  • Alec Burks (knee, ankle) out Tuesday vs. POR
    Alec Burks (knee, ankle) is out for the regular-season opener against Portland.

    Advice: He's out indefinitely and obviously never had a shot of suiting up for tonight's game. Leave him on the wire. Tuesday, 11:22 am
  • Randy Foye (hamstring) out vs. Boston
    Randy Foye strained his hamstring in practice and won't play on Wednesday.

    Advice: Foye has only a mild hamstring strain, but it will prevent him from suiting up on opening night. Coach Kenny Atkinson stated he had not yet decided who would start at shooting guard on Wednesday. Tuesday, 10:40 am
  • Ty Lawson expects to play 30-40 mins a night
    Coach Dave Joerger told Ty Lawson he is expected to play 30-40 minutes in the first eight games of the year.

    Advice: The Kings waived Jordan Farmar and Isaiah Cousins from the roster on Monday, indicating that they have plenty of faith in Lawson running the show until Collison returns from suspension. If you drafted Collison, you may want to scoop up Lawson off waivers where available. Lawson might also be an enticing play in daily leagues early in the season. Monday, 3:44 pm
  • Tony Allen expected to play opener.
    Tony Allen (knee) is expected to play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: Allen missed all six of the Grizzlies preseason games due to knee soreness, but it's is obviously an encouraging sign that he is ready to roll for the season opener on Wednesday night. Monday, 12:34 pm
  • Raptors pick up Nogueira's option
    The Raptors have picked up their fourth-year option on Lucas Nogueira.

    Advice: He had a decent preseason and it looks like he has the edge over Jakob Poeltl for the backup center role. He won't be a fantasy asset while Jonas Valanciunas is active. He is dealing with a tweaked left ankle, but said he expects to be ready for the opener. Sunday, 8:35 am
  • Fizdale says Allen has made progress
    Memphis coach David Fizdale said that Tony Allen's knee has made progress.

    Advice: "He looked good, and I think he’s getting close," Fizdale said. "I don’t want to say there’s guarantees, but he went through the whole practice today and all of yesterday. We don’t go for continuous long stretches of time, but he’s looking better, and I’m hoping we get him back soon." Allen returned to practice this week after missing all six preseason games due to knee soreness, but he's hopeful to play in the season opener. Fizdale confirmed that he will start at SG this season and the Grizzlies even let him run the point in training camp, so the minutes should be there. If you need steals, Allen's worth a look. Sunday, 7:41 am
  • Pistons looking to extend Reggie Bullock
    The Pistons are hoping to sign Reggie Bullock to an extension.

    Advice: Coach Stan Van Gundy hasn't talked to Bullock about his contract just yet. Bullock isn't worth drafting in most leagues. Saturday, 4:07 pm
  • Jose Calderon (calf) still not practicing yet
    Jose Calderon (strained left calf) sat out of Saturday's practice.

    Advice: Calderon is not a lock for opening night and appears to now be third on the PG depth chart behind Marcelo Huertas. Even if the veteran is ready for the start of the regular season, he will not be worth drafting in any fantasy format. Saturday, 2:13 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) practices Saturday
    Luc Mbah a Moute (right knee contusion) returned to practice on Saturday.

    Advice: The veteran expects to be available for the season opener. Even though he's likely to start at small forward, there is absolutely no fantasy value in any format to be seen here. Saturday, 1:52 pm
  • Tony Allen (knee) hopeful for season opener
    Tony Allen (knee) returned to a full practice on Saturday and is hopeful to play in the season opener.

    Advice: Allen did admit that he does need to do a better job of listening to his body, but he's got a well-established reputation for playing through anything and everything he can. We don't expect that to change anytime soon, so if he can play on opening night, we expect him to be out there. The Grizzlies will determine his status based on the amount of residual swelling he has, so expect multiple updates prior to Wednesday. If he can't go, Memphis is going to have to get creative with its starting lineup given Chandler Parsons (knee surgery) remains a major question mark. Saturday, 1:47 pm
  • Alec Burks (knee, ankle) still not practicing
    Alec Burks (knee and ankle surgeries) is still not practicing with the team.

    Advice: Burks is out indefinitely and not much of a fantasy consideration given all of Utah's depth. It's not yet clear when he may be able to return to the court. Saturday, 12:14 pm
  • Bucks could extend Tony Snell?
    According to Marc Stein of ESPN, it's possible that the Bucks could extend Tony Snell's contract prior to the Oct. 31 deadline.

    Advice: He hasn't even played a game for his new club yet, but this is interesting because we've already heard reports that the Bucks want Snell to start on the wings this season. He was very disappointing in Chicago last season and we're not sure what the Bucks see in him, so fantasy owners in deeper leagues should use a wait-and-see approach here. Snell averaged 5.2 points and 3.6 boards on 33.5 percent shooting in 33 starts last season. Saturday, 9:23 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
  • 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
  • Bebe sprains his left ankle
    Lucas Nogueira (left ankle sprain) will not return on Friday.

    Advice: He was in some pain due to the first half injury. Nogueira was the first big man off the bench and looked like he would be in the rotation. If he's not ready, that opens up a chance for Pascal Siakam and Jakob Poeltl. Friday, 5:36 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute limited in practice
    Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) was limited in practice on Friday.

    Advice: He has a right knee contusion, but he's fully expected to be ready to start the season. Mbah a Mouse could start for the Clippers, but he's coming off a tiny 9.3 usage rate last year. There is not enough upside to draft him almost anywhere. Friday, 11:18 am
  • ESPN: Wolves interested in Iman Shumpert
    According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, the Wolves are among "several teams" who are interested in acquiring Iman Shumpert from the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Shumpert hasn't lived up to expectations after signing a four-year, $40 million deal prior to last season, as he shot just 37.4 percent from the field and 29.5 percent from deep in 2015-16. The report adds that the Cavs won't salary-dump Shumpert for nothing, though they could significantly improve their tax situation if they find a suitor for the SG. His upside isn't great, so there's no need to stash him. On a side note, Zach LaVine's owners have nothing to worry about. Friday, 7:17 am
  • Lin, Foye, RHJ, Booker, Lopez starting Thurs
    Jeremy Lin, Randy Foye, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Trevor Booker and Brook Lopez will start in Thursday's preseason finale against the Knicks.

    Advice: It looks like Foye may have earned the starting two-spot in Brooklyn over Bojan Bogdanovic, but Bogdanovic remains the preferable late-round target. Thursday, 2:56 pm
  • Jose Calderon (calf) out Friday vs. Phoenix
    Jose Calderon (strained left calf) has been ruled out for Friday's preseason finale against the Suns.

    Advice: Calderon is perpetually injured and not worth drafting in any setting. Thursday, 12:51 pm
  • Mbah a Moute (knee) doesn't practice Thursday
    Luc Mbah a Moute (right knee contusion) sat out Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Mbah a Moute is simply dealing with a bruised knee, and head coach Doc Rivers expects him to be fully recovered in the next day or so. Mbah a Moute will likely shuffle in and out of the starting five this season based on matchups, but his fantasy value will remain non-existent regardless of how he enters the game. Thursday, 11:45 am
  • Jose Calderon (calf) likely to sit out Friday
    Jose Calderon (strained left calf) didn't play on Wednesday and doesn't expect to return before the Lakers' season opener.

    Advice: The veteran said it's "more practical" for him to sit out Friday's preseason finale, which makes perfect sense. His primary role will be mentoring young guards D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson this season, which removes him from the conversation in 12-team leagues. Wednesday, 10:18 pm
  • Mason Plumlee racks up 10/8/7 in 24 minutes
    Mason Plumlee notched eight points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and one steal in just 24 minutes vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: Plumlee had an assist rate of 21.6 last season, which ranked third among PF/Cs who played at least 25 minutes per game -- only Draymond Green and Tim Duncan were ahead of him. He hasn't missed a game in the past two seasons and only needs 25 minutes to be a low-end fantasy option, yet he can routinely be taken with a flier pick on draft day. Wednesday, 8:36 pm
  • Lawson scores five points on 1-of-6 shooting
    Ty Lawson scored five points on 1-of-6 shooting (a 3-pointer) vs. the Clippers on Tuesday, adding four assists, two rebounds, three steals and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings brought him off the bench behind Garrett Temple, so maybe he's not a lock to open the season as the starter -- Darren Collison is suspended for the first eight games. Lawson is already on thin ice with the Kings after missing a team flight on Friday, but the Kings aren't going to suspend him for now. A timeshare right out of the gate with Temple is possible, so this is a tricky situation for fantasy owners. Tuesday, 9:46 pm
  • Tony Allen (knee) ruled out Wednesday
    Tony Allen (knee) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: It's the preseason finale, so the Grizzlies will continue resting him with the regular season just a week away. He's expected to start at SG, but he should be considered questionable for the season opener. Tuesday, 4:10 pm
  • Tony Snell (ankle) out Wednesday vs. Indiana
    Tony Snell (left ankle) did not practice on Tuesday and will remain sidelined for Wednesday's preseason matchup with the Pacers.

    Advice: Snell still has a week to get himself ready for opening night, so he should be fine. It's worth noting that Jason Kidd implied that Snell will be Milwaukee's starting two-guard on opening night, which makes sense given the lack of options. Still, through 33 starts last season Snell only managed to compile averages of 5.2 points and 3.6 boards on 33.5 percent shooting, so he's remains an unattractive target in most settings. Tuesday, 1:46 pm
  • Jose Calderon (calf) doesn't practice Tuesday
    Jose Calderon (calf) did not practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Luke Walton hinted that Calderon would remain on the sidelines for Wednesday's preseason matchup with the Warriors, saying that he's in no rush to get him back on the court. The oft-injured 35-year-old is not worth drafting in any setting. Tuesday, 1:09 pm
  • Ty Lawson won't face suspension from Kings
    Ty Lawson won't face a suspension by the Kings, according to general manager Vlade Divac.

    Advice: Lawson met with Divac after missing a team flight on Friday, but Vlade said the team won't suspend Lawson. "We handle it inside [the] house," Divac said. "He got the message, and we move forward." Lawson is likely to start the first eight games of the season with Darren Collison suspended, but he'll ned to be on his best behavior going forward. Tuesday, 5:56 am
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