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  • 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. Yesterday, 3:44 pm
  • Pistons are waiving Ray McCallum
    The Pistons will waive G Ray McCallum, according to Vincent Ellis of The Detroit Free Press.

    Advice: McCallum will be waived in order to clear a roster spot for Beno Udrih, whom the Pistons just grabbed off waivers after he was cut by Miami. Yesterday, 3:02 pm
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  • Isaiah Cousins waived by the Kings
    Isaiah Cousins has been waived by the Kings.

    Advice: Selected by Sacramento out of Oklahoma in the second round (59th overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft, Cousins appeared in two exhibition contests for the Kings, totaling 12 minutes. Cousins will have to pursue opportunities in the D-League or overseas. Yesterday, 2:49 pm
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  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) to miss a month.
    Jerryd Bayless (left wrist) is likely to miss the first month of the season.

    Advice: The team announced last week that Bayless will not have surgery on his torn wrist ligament, but did not put a timetable on the injury. ESPN's Jeff Goodman is reporting that Bayless will be sidelined for the first month of the season. With Bayless on the shelf, T.J. McConnell and Sergio Rodriguez will split time at point guard. McConnell is expected to be named starter, but they will both likely split minutes fairly evenly. Yesterday, 2:42 pm
  • Detroit has claimed G Beno Udrih off waivers.
    Detroit has claimed Beno Udrih off waivers, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania.

    Advice: The Pistons have been looking for a veteran point guard ever since they found out that Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) would miss the first 4-6 weeks of the season. Udrih likely won't have much fantasy value, as he'll serve as Ish Smith's backup until Jackson returns. As long as Smith plays well, he should still get a ton of minutes. Yesterday, 2:24 pm
  • Sixers will waive G Anthony Barber
    The Sixers will waive G Anthony "Cat" Barber.

    Advice: The Sixers will also waive James Webb III and Shawn Long, according to Pompey's source. Philadelphia holds D-League rights to Webb, Long and Barber. Yesterday, 1:46 pm
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  • Report: The Suns have waived Archie Goodwin
    The Suns will waive G Archie Goodwin, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania.

    Advice: It is arguably the most surprising move of the day. Goodwin was a first-round pick back in the 2013 draft and is still just 22 years old. He averaged 8.9 points in 19.5 minutes for the Suns last season. He even started 13 games for Phoenix, and averaged 15.9 points and 4.4 assists in those 13 contests. He had one year left of guaranteed money on his contract worth $2.1 million. There are some obvious flaws in his game, especially his career 3-point percentage currently sits at just 22.7 percent. On the other hand, he has shown flashes of incredible athleticism and talent. It is safe to assume he'll draw plenty of interest from around the league and likely won't clear waivers. Yesterday, 1:15 pm
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  • 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. Yesterday, 12:34 pm
  • The Thunder have waiver G Ronnie Price
    The Thunder have waived G Ronnie Price.

    Advice: Price had two years worth of guaranteed money on his current contract ($2.6 million this season and $2.4 million in 2017-18), which the Thunder have decided to eat. OKC opted to keep rookie Semaj Christon as Russell Westbrook's primary backup. Price may be of interest to teams in need of a veteran point guard. Yesterday, 11:46 am
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  • C.J. Miles (knee) goes through full practice
    C.J. Miles (knee) has been a full participant during Indiana's past two practices.

    Advice: He scrimmaged with the team on Sunday, so there's a chance he's available for Indiana's regular-season opener on Wednesday vs. the Mavericks. However, as Paul George's backup, Miles offers very little fantasy value. Yesterday, 11:01 am
  • Wayne Ellington (quad) limited at practice
    Wayne Ellington (right quad) was limited during Monday's practice and is looking doubtful for Miami's regular-season opener against the Magic on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ellington won't have a significant role in Miami's rotation, so his absence won't have much of an impact on the fantasy landscape at all. Perhaps Rodney McGruder could see limited minutes in the rotation sans Ellington, but that's about it. Yesterday, 10:04 am
  • J.J. Barea (elbow) probable for season opener
    Rick Carlisle said that J.J. Barea (left elbow) will likely play on opening night vs. Indiana.

    Advice: Barea should see his minutes in the high-teens on opening night, but he won't be on the floor enough to matter in almost any format. Yesterday, 9:33 am
  • Devin Harris (foot) very doubtful for opener
    Devin Harris (left foot) is "very doubtful" to suit up for Dallas' regular-season opener against Indiana on Wednesday.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle called Harris "questionable at best" on Sunday, so this is a downgrade, and it seems very likely that the oft-injured guard will begin the 2016-17 season on the sidelines. He's not worth drafting anywhere, but this news provides Seth Curry with a boost in value. Yesterday, 9:30 am
  • Seth Curry will have significant role w/ Mavs
    Seth Curry will play a "significant role" for the Mavs to begin the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: It's looking very likely that Devin Harris (foot) will begin the year on the sidelines, and it's only a matter of time until Deron Williams goes down with his inevitable injury, so it's a safe bet that Curry will be earning meaningful minutes with the Mavericks this season. He didn't have the best preseason, but he flashed his upside last April when he averaged 16.4 points, 5.3 assists and 3.3 triples per contest. Curry is well worth a late-round selection in standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:27 am
  • Pelicans waive Alonzo Gee
    The Pelicans have waived Alonzo Gee.

    Advice: The final decision came down to Gee vs. Lance Stephenson, but with Tyreke Evans (knee) and Jrue Holiday (personal) set to begin the year on the sidelines, Stephenson's playmaking ability became a need and likely put him over the top. Gee will be paid $1.2 million to not play for New Orleans this season, but he should be able to latch on with another team. He's not a fantasy option in any scenario, though. Yesterday, 7:47 am
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  • C.J. Miles (knee) scrimmages on Sunday
    C.J. Miles (left knee) scrimmaged on Sunday.

    Advice: It looks like Miles will be good to go for the regular season opener against the Mavericks on Wednesday, but he won't have much value at all this year as Paul George's backup. Sunday, 12:40 pm
  • Devin Harris (foot) questionable for opener
    Devin Harris re-injured his left foot during Friday's preseason finale in Denver, and Rick Carlisle said that he'll be "questionable at best" for Wednesday's season opener against the Pacers.

    Advice: While Harris isn't worth drafting in any setting, this is just another reminder that the guys in front of Seth Curry (Deron Williams, J.J. Barea, Harris) seem to be perpetually injured. While Curry might not get off to a quick start, he could eventually be forced into heavy minutes once the guys in front of him go down with their inevitable injuries. Gambling on Curry towards the last few rounds makes sense. Sunday, 11:21 am
  • J.J. Barea (elbow) targeting opening night
    J.J. Barea (left elbow) participated in some non-contact work during Sunday's practice, and he's hopeful that he'll be good to go by opening night.

    Advice: The Mavs are currently listing Barea as day-to-day, so for now we'll be considering him questionable for opening night. Barea has had a tough time staying on the court over the years, so he's not worth drafting almost anywhere. As a side note, Rick Carlisle said that if Barea can't give it a go on Wednesday, Seth Curry will be Dallas' backup point guard. Sunday, 11:14 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
  • Carlisle thinks Curry could still break out
    Coach Rick Carlisle said Seth Curry is still young enough to make "a quantum leap" this season.

    Advice: He didn't really make the leap in the preseason, averaging 10.7 points, 2.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 treys in 19.0 minutes. Carlisle is fully expected to use Curry at both guard spots and he should be handling the ball. The MVP's little brother might start slow, but several things could go his way to help him break out. He's a solid last-round lottery ticket in standard leagues. Saturday, 4:17 pm
  • C.J. Miles (left knee) will not need surgery
    C.J. Miles (left knee) will not require surgery.

    Advice: That's the good news. Here's the bad: Miles is dealing with swollen tissue just beneath his kneecap, and it's not clear when he might be able to return to the court. Although the veteran is optimistic he will be ready for the season opener, we're more pessimistic given it's a recurring issue coupled with the fact that there is no clear treatment plan in place. Miles is shooting jumpers and "occasionally" running on a treadmill, but you have to do a lot more than that to be an effective NBA player. Miles hopes the next step involves contact drills, but the Pacers will reevaluate him at every turn along the way. An MRI has ruled out any structural damage, but nobody seems to have a clear vision of what the timeline could be. "I'm definitely not going to get in a game without a chance to be in practice," Miles said. Glen Robinson III is the favorite to take Miles' minutes assuming he's out to begin the year. Saturday, 3:30 pm
  • Wayne Ellington (quad) uncertain for opener
    Wayne Ellington (right quad contusion) is questionable for opening night.

    Advice: It's a wait-and-see approach with the veteran shooting guard, who just needs to see how the injury responds before assessing it further. If he's unable to get out there for the opener, Rodney McGruder would likely be in the rotation with Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson and Dion Waiters. Saturday, 2:56 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) hoping to duck surgery
    Jerryd Bayless (left wrist) is hoping to avoid surgery.

    Advice: Bayless will be reevaluated in two weeks, but surgery is not off the table at this time. While the Sixers and the veteran PG are hopeful that rest and rehab will do the trick, it sounds like the possibility for him to be out for an extended period of time is very real. Philadelphia is likely going to expedite its cause to find a third-string point guard behind Sergio Rodriguez and T.J. McConnell. Saturday, 2:24 pm
  • Report: Gee vs. Stephenson for final spot
    The Pelicans are expected to choose between Alonzo Gee and Lance Stephenson for the final roster spot.

    Advice: Given the injuries that New Orleans has in its backcourt, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Pelicans opt for Born Ready's playmaking over keeping Gee. We'll have our answer one way or another no later than Monday afternoon. Saturday, 2:01 pm
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  • 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
  • Heat officially waive PG Beno Udrih
    Updating a previous item, Heat waive PG Beno Udrih.

    Advice: Udrih got a $1.5M gift from the organization to do absolutely nothing. While he could resurface elsewhere as an insurance policy at point guard, Udrih is going to have a tough time generating an NBA market moving forward. Saturday, 1:32 pm
  • Ray McCallum claims final Pistons roster spot
    Ray McCallum has won a spot on Detroit's final roster.

    Advice: McCallum beat out Lorenzo Brown for the third-string point guard spot. He'll begin the season as Ish Smith's backup given Reggie Jackson (knee) will be sidelined to start the campaign. Saturday, 12:32 pm
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  • Report: Heat plan to waive vet Beno Udrih
    The Heat are expected to waive veteran PG Beno Udrih, a source told Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

    Advice: This means Rodney McGruder's roster spot is locked up. Udrih may resurface as a third-string PG elsewhere (Sixers, anyone?), but it's clear his best days are behind him. Saturday, 11:31 am
  • Wayne Ellington suffers quad contusion
    Wayne Ellington suffered a right quad contusion on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra said the bruise is decent and said he won't do much in the next few days. Ellington started tonight and has been a bit of a place holder for Josh Richardson (knee). He looks like he has a decent chance to make the team, but he's not a lock for minutes once Richardson is good to go. Friday, 5:48 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) out at least 2 weeks
    Jerryd Bayless (sore left wrist) will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Advice: That officially rules him out to start the season. Bayless will not need surgery at this time and hopefully he can be cleared in two weeks. He has been a bit of a slow healer, so it's possible he misses more time. Sergio Rodriguez and T.J. McConnell will handle the PG minutes. Friday, 3:39 pm
  • C.J. Miles up in the air for opener
    C.J. Miles (knee) did not practice on Friday.

    Advice: With Miles down, the Pacers have seen Glenn Robinson III have a wonderful preseason. Miles is expected to play more stretch four in the second unit, but his minutes could be in jeopardy if GR3 keeps playing well. Friday, 1:44 pm
  • J.J. Barea (elbow) questionable for opener
    Rick Carlisle would not commit to J.J. Barea (left elbow) being ready for the regular-season opener.

    Advice: "I don’t know that he’s definitely going to be ready for Indiana," said Carilsle. "Just because he’s doing well doesn’t mean anything is set in terms of him being available at a certain time." If Barea begins the year on the sidelines, that will open up some more minutes for Seth Curry. Barea isn't worth drafting almost anywhere, but Curry is a very attractive late-round target with the injury prone guys ahead of him. Thursday, 1:10 pm
  • Barea (elbow), Acy (foot) out Friday vs. DEN
    J.J. Barea (elbow) and Quincy Acy (foot) have been ruled out for Friday's preseason finale against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Neither player is dealing with a significant injury, but there's no reason to risk a setback during a meaningless game. Barea will be in the rotation, but he's not going to get enough minutes to matter in most settings this season. Acy is a complete non-factor in fantasy hoops. Thursday, 11:18 am
  • J.J. Barea (elbow) will not play on Wednesday
    J.J. Barea (hyperextended elbow) will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: With the Mavs going with a dress rehearsal tonight, there should be a nice amount of minutes for Seth Curry off the bench. Barea will be in the rotation and should get minutes in the teens while the Mavs are healthy. Wednesday, 4:03 pm
  • C.J. Miles (sore knee) held out of contact
    C.J. Miles (sore left knee) did spot-up shooting on Wednesday but he didn't participate in contact drills.

    Advice: Miles won't play on Wednesday, obviously, and it's unclear when he'll be cleared to return -- the injury doesn't sound too serious but Indiana might play it safe with the veteran marksman. If he does miss time, expect Glenn Robinson III to pick up most of his minutes. Wednesday, 3:58 pm
  • Miles (knee), Brooks (knee) out Wednesday
    C.J. Miles (sore left knee) and Aaron Brooks (sore right knee) have been ruled out for Wednesday's preseason game against the Bucks.

    Advice: Neither player is dealing with a significant injury, but it always seems to be something with Miles. Neither Miles nor Brooks will be worth drafting in most leagues this season. Wednesday, 10:29 am
  • McCallum, Brown battling for last roster spot
    Ray McCallum and Lorenzo Brown are battling for the final roster spot in Detroit.

    Advice: "It's just everything," Van Gundy said of the evaluation process. "Every day is one more piece to evaluate on. Like I've said — it's a tough decision. I think they are both NBA players, and I don't think there's any doubt about that. We're lucky to have them and we're lucky to have that decision to make." Van Gundy likely won't make an official decision until Sunday, but neither guy will be worth drafting in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:15 am
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  • No decision made on treatment for Bayless
    The 76ers are still consulting with medical specialist regarding Jerryd Bayless' left wrist injury.

    Advice: Bayless remains without an official timetable to return, and all we really know at this point is that the results of last week's MRI were not positive, according to Bayless. T.J. McConnell and Sergio Rodriguez will continue to split minutes at the point guard slot while Bayless is sidelined, and it's looking like McConnell could be Philly's starting point guard on opening night. With no definitive timetable on Bayless, he's a bit too risky to draft in standard settings. Wednesday, 7:52 am
  • 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
  • C.J. Miles takes some practice shots on Tues
    C.J. Miles (sore left knee) didn't practice, but was able to take some shots on Tuesday.

    Advice: Miles will travel with the team to Milwaukee and is expected to participate in shootaround on Wednesday. While Miles looks to be on track for the regular season opener, he doesn't have much fantasy value outside of deeper leagues. Tuesday, 10:31 am
  • Beno Udrih sitting on roster bubble
    Beno Udrih (back) is on the Heat's roster bubble, according to head coach Erik Spoelstra.

    Advice: The Heat will have to decide between Udrih and Briante Weber, and Spoelstra isn't looking forward to making the decision. "Well, they’re two totally different players," Spoelstra said of Udrih and Weber. "Bri is dynamic defensively. There’s so many unpredictable things that are disruptive, it’s uncanny. Offensively, he brings a lot of energy, and he’s developing the rest of his game." While the 34-year-old could still end up on Miami's final roster, he won't have any fantasy value in standard leagues this season. Tuesday, 6:07 am
  • 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
  • Ty Lawson still with the Kings
    Ty Lawson was at practice on Monday.

    Advice: So apparently the Kings didn't cut him. A video of Lawson, Ben McLemore and Willie Cauley-Stein popped up of the three partying in Las Vegas on Thursday night. Lawson then missed the team flight on Friday, but his agent said the guard received permission -- McLemore and Cauley-Stein made the flight. Lawson will have to be on his best behavior going forward. Monday, 1:53 pm
  • C.J. Miles (sore left knee) misses practice
    C.J. Miles (sore left knee) missed practice again on Monday.

    Advice: Coach Nate McMilan said that Miles is day-to-day, but he's not a lock to be ready for opening night either. If he can't go, Glenn Robinson III could be in the rotation behind Paul George after a solid preseason. Miles isn't worth monitoring outside of deeper leagues. Monday, 10:41 am
  • Ronnie Price (concussion) scoreless in return
    Ronnie Price (concussion) played just nine minutes on Sunday, finishing scoreless with three assists, two rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: It's nice to see the veteran back in action and his health could be important with Cameron Payne (foot) facing an indefinite absence. Considering how many minutes Russell Westbrook is expected to play this season, however, there's no reason to touch Price in standard leagues. Oct 16, 6:37 pm
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  • Ty Lawson in trouble with Kings management
    Ty Lawson reportedly "must explain himself" to Kings officials after missing the team's flight to Kentucky on Friday.

    Advice: Lawson reportedly showed up late to shootaround, and then didn't even show up for the trip to Lexington, and it doesn't sound like this was an excused absence. Lawson has been playing well throughout the preseason, but the off-court issues continue to be a constant stumbling block for the talented point guard. He could open the year as Sacramento's starting PG while Darren Collison serves his suspension, but it's unclear what his role will look like when the team is at full strength. Lawson's also playing on a non-guaranteed deal, so the Kings could outright cut him if they don't like his reasoning for missing Friday's flight. Oct 16, 11:21 am
  • Ronnie Price (concussion) will play Sunday
    Ronnie Price (concussion) will be available on Sunday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: He was able to get up some shots at Saturday's practice and is not expected to have any limitations. Price will be the backup PG on opening night, but won't have any fantasy value while Russell Westbrook is active. Oct 16, 10:45 am
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  • Ty Lawson out for personal reasons
    Ty Lawson (personal) will not play on Saturday.

    Advice: It's unclear what the personal reasons are right now. Lawson is in line to be the starting point guard on opening night with Darren Collison suspended for the first eight games. Oct 15, 4:29 pm
  • C.J. Miles (left knee) not a lock for opener
    C.J. Miles (sore left knee) is not a lock to be ready by opening night.

    Advice: Although he's labeled as day-to-day, nobody seems to really know when Miles will be able to get back onto the court. "He's being reevaluated as far as where he's at and being able to get on the floor," said head coach Nate McMillan. As a result, Glen Robinson III has been given a new opportunity and could be in line to begin the year in the rotation. When discussing Miles, McMillan confirmed that "Glenn has taken that spot." Oct 15, 2:10 pm
  • Ronnie Price (concussion) limited in practice
    Ronnie Price (concussion) was limited to light shooting in Saturday's practice.

    Advice: It was Price's first day back since sustaining his concussion, so this is just standard operating procedure. Price did not take any contact and will progress in accordance with how he feels. Assuming he doesn't summer any setbacks, the veteran point guard should be ready well in advance of opening night. Oct 15, 11:30 am
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