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  • Evan Fournier scores 24 points vs. Pelicans
    Evan Fournier scored 24 points against the Pelicans on Thursday, adding three rebounds, one assist, four steals and four 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

    Advice: He's scored at least 20 points in three of his last four preseason games, so it's become very clear he'll be carrying the scoring burden for the Magic. Fournier already hit 2.0 treys per game last year on his way to 15.4 points, so it's fair to expect increases in both departments. He's a strong target in the early middle rounds. Yesterday, 7:46 pm
  • Rodney McGruder locking up spot?
    Rodney McGruder was terrific off the bench on Thursday, scoring a game-high 19 points with seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He is fighting for the 15th roster spot and he probably earned it with this game. McGruder was a D-League scoring dynamo and can play multiple positions for coach Erik Spoelstra. Even if he makes the team, he likely won't be in the rotation. Yesterday, 6:33 pm
  • Sasha starting against the Nets
    Sasha Vujacic, Courtney Lee, Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah started on Thursday.

    Advice: Vujacic is more of a placeholder to keep Brandon Jennings as a leader of the bench unit. This is also a good indicator the Knicks will have Derrick Rose available to start the season. Yesterday, 4:58 pm
  • Arron Afflalo expects to be ready for opener
    Arron Afflalo (strained glute) said that he expects to play in Sacramento's regular-season opener against the Suns.

    Advice: Afflalo sat out Sacramento's previous preseason game, but he described the strained glute as a minor injury, so it doesn't sound like this is an issue that will linger into the regular season. Afflalo was in an ideal situation to produce in New York last year, but only managed to put up 15th-round value in standard 9-cat leagues. He has some more competition for minutes in Sacramento, so he's not worth drafting in standard leagues. Yesterday, 4:00 pm
  • 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. Yesterday, 2:56 pm
  • Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) questionable Friday
    Pablo Prigioni (left shoulder) is questionable to play in Friday's preseason finale against the Spurs.

    Advice: If there's any doubt about the health of Prigioni's shoulder, you can bet that he won't be taking the court Friday night. Prigioni will turn 40 years old this season, and is not worth a draft pick in any setting. Yesterday, 2:18 pm
  • Hawks waive Jarrett Jack (knee) on Thursday
    The Hawks have waived Jarrett Jack.

    Advice: Jack signed a guaranteed deal with the Hawks for the veteran's minimum as an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so his salary will go against the Hawks cap this season. He's still rehabbing from knee surgery, and won't be ready for opening night, but Jack should be able to latch on with another team for the minimum. With Jack gone, it'll be Malcolm Delaney serving as Dennis Schroder's primary backup, and Will Bynum now has a decent shot of making the team. Yesterday, 2:05 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. Yesterday, 1:10 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad (hip) practices Thursday
    Shabazz Muhammad (right hip soreness) went through a full practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Muhammad is going to be re-evaluated again following Friday morning's shootaround, so for now we'll be considering him questionable for tomorrow's preseason finale against the Hornets. It's going to be difficult for Muhammad to make a difference in most fantasy leagues while the Timberwolves are at full strength. Yesterday, 1:00 pm
  • Wiggins, Muhammad practice on Thursday
    Andrew Wiggins (illness) and Shabazz Muhammad (hip) went through a full practice on Thursday and will be re-evaluated on Friday.

    Advice: We're going to consider both guys questionable for the preseason finale against Charlotte on Friday, but neither guy is dealing with anything that should linger into the regular season. Wiggins should be able to take another step forward under Tom Thibodeau, so he's a decent guy to gamble on during the middle rounds. Yesterday, 12:53 pm
  • Warriors waive G Cameron Jones
    The Warriors have waived G Cameron Jones.

    Advice: With Shaun Livingston, Patrick McCaw and Ian Clark already on the roster, the Dubs just had no need to for another guard. Yesterday, 11:57 am
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  • 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. Yesterday, 11:18 am
  • Gerald Henderson targeting 18-20 mins Fri
    Gerald Henderson (hip) is expected to play 18-20 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Henderson has been brought along slowly from his hip injury and he is targeting 18-20 minutes against the Heat on Friday. Henderson will see plenty of minutes for the 76ers to begin the season, but his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues at this point. Yesterday, 9:38 am
  • Nick Young drops 19 points w/ five 3-pointers
    Nick Young scored 19 points as the Lakers' starting SF on Wednesday, making 7-of-13 shots with five 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and zero turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Young's effort on both ends of the court has been impressive this preseason, and coach Luke Walton has taken note. "[Young] was messing with Kevin Durant tonight," Walton said. "That's not easy." The veteran swingman seems committed to earning a substantial role despite L.A.'s youth movement, but fantasy owners should view him in context -- Young has yet to crack the top-100 (8-cat or 9-cat) in his nine-year career. Wednesday, 10:56 pm
    Player Note
    Nick Young LAL - SG,SF
  • Lou Williams back in action, comes off bench
    Lou Williams (rest) returned to action on Wednesday with seven points, three assists, one steal and a rare block in 16 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Williams was held out of Saturday's game to get some rest, and he still seems like the favorite to start at SG alongside D'Angelo Russell on opening night. His scoring will be necessary for the neophyte Lakers, in either case, and he's a decent late-round source of scoring, 3-pointers and heavily-weighted FT percentage. Wednesday, 10:15 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
  • Nick Young will start on Wednesday
    Nick Young will start on Wednesday against the Warriors.

    Advice: He's actually having a pretty nice preseason and even coach Luke Walton praised Uncle P's defense. Young isn't a complete lock for the rotation, but he is helping his case this month. Wednesday, 5:27 pm
    Player Note
    Nick Young LAL - SG,SF
  • 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
  • Shabazz Muhammad out with hip soreness
    Shabazz Muhammad (right hip soreness) will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not play on Sunday, but that was reported as a rest day. Muhammad doesn't have a history with hip injuries and this is just reported as soreness, so he should be fine. Wednesday, 3:35 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins, Shabazz Muhammad out vs. MEM
    Andrew Wiggins (illness) and Shabazz Muhammad (right hip soreness) will miss Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Coach Tom Thibodeau is going to miss his top two small forward tonight. Brandon Rush has played mostly at shooting guard, but he should have no problem sliding over. We'll also see if Thibs wants to roll with more three-guard lineups. Wiggins should be good to go for the season. Wednesday, 3:32 pm
  • Pablo Prigioni is still out
    Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) will not play on Wednesday and is expected to play on Friday.

    Advice: With Patrick Beverley (knee) and Prigioni out, James Harden is going to handle most of the point guard minutes. Tyler Ennis should be in the rotation with around 15-20 minutes tonight. Wednesday, 11:39 am
  • Jarrett Jack (knee) gets up shots at practice
    Jarrett Jack (right knee surgery) was able to get some shots up during Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: This is the first report we have of Jack going through any sort of basketball activity since the knee surgery, although he's still not able to take contact and remains doubtful for opening night. Jack will more than likely be brought along slowly this season, so there's no reason to burn a draft pick on him in most formats. Wednesday, 11:12 am
  • Evan Fournier quiet in return for Magic
    Evan Fournier returned from a day of rest on Tuesday and hit just 3-of-10 shots for 10 points and one assist in a loss to the Heat.

    Advice: He didn't hit a 3-pointer or record any other stats, but then again, it was just a preseason game. Fournier should be poised for a nice season in Orlando and is going in the middle rounds of most drafts. Tuesday, 7:08 pm
  • Arron Afflalo, Matt Barnes out Tuesday
    Arron Afflalo (strained glute) and Matt Barnes (ribs) will not play vs. the Clippers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Afflalo has nothing to prove in the preseason and will be the starter at SG on opening night, assuming this injury is as minor as it sounds. However, his upside is low after averaging 12.8 points, 3.7 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.3 treys and 0.4 steals in 33.4 minutes per game for the Knicks last season. Garrett Temple, Ben McLemore and Malachi Richardson will see more run Tuesday. Tuesday, 5:22 pm
  • Jarrett Jack (knee) won't be ready for opener
    Head coach Mike Budenholzer confirmed on Tuesday that Jarrett Jack (right knee surgery) will not be ready for Atlanta's regular-season opener against the Wizards.

    Advice: Jack hasn't even been able to practice with the team yet, so it's not surprising that his rehab will extend into the regular season. Malcolm Delaney will be serving as Dennis Schroder's primary backup to begin the year, but neither Delaney nor Jack will have any tangible value in standard leagues this season. Tuesday, 3:11 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad (rest) out Sunday vs. OKC
    Shabazz Muhammad (rest) will not suit up for Sunday's exhibition game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Muhammad isn't dealing with any sort of injury, but this is a preseason back-to-back set, so Thibodeau is also resting his entire starting five. Nemanja Bjelica could flirt with close to 40 minutes tonight. Sunday, 3:59 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 23 points vs. Heat
    Andrew Wiggins scored a preseason-high 23 points against the Heat on Saturday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one block and one turnover in 31 minutes.

    Advice: After he struggled to hit jumpers earlier this preseason, Wiggins went back to the well with his attacking style. Although, he did have four makes outside of the paint in this game. Wiggins does only have one 3-pointer in his four preseason games, so he might not be able to clear 1.0 per game this season. He's still a decent guy to take in the middle of drafts as long as you're not reaching up too high to get him. Saturday, 8:20 pm
  • Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) will not play Sat.
    Pablo Prigioni (left shoulder sprain) will not play on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He was doubtful coming in, so this isn't a surprise. Tyler Ennis could see some extended minutes with Patrick Beverley (knee) sidelined, as well. Saturday, 3:28 pm
  • Arron Afflalo to be rested on Saturday night
    Arron Afflalo (rest) will not play on Saturday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: AA doesn't have anything to prove to his new team, so he'll join fellow teammate Rudy Gay on the sidelines for this one. Saturday, 3:16 pm
  • Gerald Henderson to play 18-20 mins Saturday
    Gerald Henderson is expected to play between 18-20 minutes on Saturday vs. Detroit.

    Advice: The Sixers have brought Hendo along slowly in order to preserve him for the regular season, so this is just the next step in their plan. Saturday, 2:27 pm
  • Jarrett Jack (knee) still not practicing yet
    Jarrett Jack (right knee surgery) is still not practicing with the Hawks.

    Advice: Although the point guard said that his rehab is "progressing," we're considering him doubtful for opening night given he hasn't participated in a single practice to date and stated that the team isn't rushing his return. Assuming Jack misses time in the regular season, rookie Malcolm Delaney—who has turned heads since arriving from Europe—will serve as Dennis Schroder's backup. For what it's worth, Jack is hopeful to begin some shooting exercises and non-contact practice work next week. Saturday, 1:05 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 22 points in OT win
    Stephen Curry turned in his best game of the preseason on Friday, scoring 22 points with nine rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: There hasn't been any reason to worry about Curry since the first preseason game. In his last three, he's averaged 16.3 points, 4.7 boards, 4.7 dimes, 2.3 steals, 1.0 blocks and 2.3 treys in just 25.3 minutes per game. Curry is very unlikely to match his 30.1 points and 34.2 minutes per game from last year, but that's fine for a guy who had one of the most legendary fantasy seasons of all time. Friday, 9:15 pm
  • Lou Williams (rest) will not play Saturday
    Lou Williams (rest) will not play on Saturday.

    Advice: It's a scheduled day off for Williams. While he has been more of a sixth man in his career, he might be starting at shooting guard with Jordan Clarkson behind him. With Williams out, Clarkson or Nick "Uncle P" Young are the likely starters. Friday, 2:32 pm
  • Evan Fournier, D.J. Augustin out for Friday
    Evan Fournier and D.J. Augustin will be rested on Friday and won't play against the Pacers.

    Advice: The Magic will start Elfrid Payton, Mario Hezonja, Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka and Nikola Vucevic tonight. Fournier should have a big chance this year to exceed his 17.9 points per game after the break last year. There usually isn't a high demand for Fournier in fantasy drafts, but he's a solid pick in the middle rounds. For tonight, hopefully Super Mario can capitalize on his extra minutes. Friday, 2:28 pm
  • Gerald Henderson is limited at practice
    Gerald Henderson (hip) was limited in practice on Friday.

    Advice: He did individualized load management today. The 76ers are fully expected to start Henderson at shooting guard this year, but his minutes will likely be in the low 20s. On top of that, he'll likely see his playing time decrease as the 76ers lose games and give more time to their younger guys. Friday, 11:31 am
  • Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) doubtful Saturday
    Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: It's a left shoulder sprain, so he's not going to play in a meaningless game. Regardless, Prigioni will not have any fantasy value as the third-string PG in Houston. Friday, 9:57 am
  • Lin, Foye, RHJ, Booker, Lopez starting Thurs
    Jeremy Lin, Randy Foye, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Trevor Booker and Brook Lopez will start Thursday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Head coach Kenny Atkinson has pretty consistently rolled out this starting lineup throughout the preseason, so it's looking like Foye may have the edge over Bojan Bogdanovic for the starting two-spot in Brooklyn, although this could also simply be Atkinson's desire to ease Bogdanovic into things after a busy offseason. Foye is basically just serving as a floor-spacer next to Lin, so he's not worth drafting in standard settings. Thursday, 3:04 pm
  • J.J. Barea will be rested Friday vs. Phoenix
    J.J. Barea (rest) will not suit up for Friday's exhibition game against the Suns.

    Advice: Barea isn't the most durable guy, so it makes sense to give him an off-day during the preseason. He's not going to have any standard league value while Deron Williams is healthy. Thursday, 2:04 pm
  • Jarrett Jack won't play against Pistons Thurs
    Jarret Jack (right knee surgery) won't play against the Pistons on Thursday.

    Advice: Jack is still recovering from knee surgery and it looks like his absence may extend into the season. He won't have much fantasy value playing behind Dennis Schroder anyway and can be left undrafted in standard fantasy leagues. Thursday, 9:15 am
  • Shabazz Muhammad sinks 7-of-10 FGs for 18 pts
    Shabazz Muhammad caught fire in the fourth quarter on Wednesday, finishing a 105-88 win vs. the Nuggets with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting.

    Advice: Muhammad had a few rough shooting nights to start the preseason, but he looked great tonight. The former lottery pick attacked the basket and showed improved proficiency from deep -- he sank his only 3-point attempt tonight, making him 3-of-6 from that range in the preseason. Playing time will be the biggest challenge for Muhammad, but he'll be a popular pickup if injuries thin out the Wolves' rotation. Wednesday, 7:44 pm
  • Pablo Prigioni leaves game w/ shoulder injury
    Pablo Prigioni was forced out of Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Pelicans with a strained left shoulder, and he will not return.

    Advice: Prigioni took a hard hit from Alexis Ajinca, and that was enough to end the 39-year-old's evening. Prigioni will have a negligible role behind Patrick Beverley this season, so he's not worth drafting in any format. Wednesday, 6:24 am
  • Nick Young scores 14 points w/ four treys
    Nick Young scored 14 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in 23 minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Believe it or not, Young has actually outplayed Brandon Ingram in the preseason so far. However, he's not guaranteed a roster spot and he's been on the trade block for a while, but he's at least giving the Lakers something to think about with his strong play. He even looked good on defense tonight. Regardless, Young's fantasy outlook is still in the ditch until further notice. Tuesday, 10:19 pm
    Player Note
    Nick Young LAL - SG,SF
  • D-Will, Barea, Barnes, Dirk, Bogut starting
    Deron Williams, J.J. Barea, Harrison Barnes, Dirk Nowitzki and Andrew Bogut are starting vs. the Thunder on Tuesday.

    Advice: Wesley Matthews (hip) is getting the night off to rest, but with the exception of Barea, this will be the starting lineup on opening night for Dallas. Tuesday, 5:26 pm
  • Stephen Curry (illness) practices on Tuesday
    Stephen Curry (illness) participated during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Curry sat out the Warriors' past two practices with a sore throat, but he's obviously fine. Yes, he may concede some touches to Kevin Durant this season, but the minor drop-off in scoring will more than likely be rectified by an uptick in assists. He's a fine top-4 target in any setting. Tuesday, 1:01 pm
  • Randy Foye will sit vs Heat on Tuesday
    Randy Foye (rest) won't play in Tuesday's preseason game against Miami.

    Advice: Nets coach Kenny Atkinson wanted to give the veteran a rest day, so we won't see Foye in preseason action on Tuesday. While he's been working with the Nets starting unit this far, Foye doesn't have much fantasy value in standard leagues. Tuesday, 9:23 am
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