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  • Spo: Winslow will get more responsibility
    Coach Erik Spoelstra said Justise Winslow is expected to get more responsibility on offense.

    Advice: It didn't really show in the preseason with just 8.2 points and 2.2 assists per game. He leaned on his jumper quite a bit in the preseason with that type of shot accounting for 73.3 percent of his total. The bad news is he only made 30.3 percent of those, which is a shade down from his 30.8 percent from last year. Winslow is going to have to count on some other stats outside of scoring to have a breakthrough season. He's more of a late-round pick. Yesterday, 4:13 pm
  • 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. Yesterday, 4:07 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. Yesterday, 3:30 pm
  • Grizzlies waive F JaKarr Sampson on Saturday
    Grizzlies waive F JaKarr Sampson.

    Advice: Sampson was just signed on Friday, but it's likely that was done so Memphis could have his D-League rights. Given his athleticism and ability to defend, it's possible Sampson winds up elsewhere before opening night. Yesterday, 2:19 pm
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  • 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. Yesterday, 1:52 pm
  • Celtics waive Ryan Kelly on Saturday
    Celtics waive F Ryan Kelly.

    Advice: Kelly was just signed on Friday, but this was done so the Celtics could have his D-League rights. The expectation is for the stretch forward to head to Maine and play for the Red Claws. Yesterday, 1:18 pm
  • Spurs decide to waive Livio Jean-Charles
    Spurs waive F Livio Jean-Charles.

    Advice: It might be surprising for some, but he just hasn't been the same since he started to have knee issues. Despite being owed $2.4M over the course of the next two seasons, Jean-Charles—a former first-round pick—will not be a part of San Antonio's immediate plans. Yesterday, 12:58 pm
  • Damjan Rudez makes Orlando's final roster
    Damjan Rudez has made Orlando's final roster.

    Advice: Rudez has a good shot when it's on, but we haven't seen much else from him during his NBA tenure to date. He's not expected to be in Frank Vogel's rotation. Yesterday, 12:43 pm
  • E.J. Singler headed to the D-League
    E.J. Singler is expected to join Raptors 905 in the D-League after being waived by Toronto.

    Advice: Singler was just a camp body for the Raptors. Fred VanVleet won the 15th roster spot in Toronto. Yesterday, 9:04 am
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  • P.J. Tucker (back) could be ready for opener
    P.J. Tucker (back) could be ready in time for the season opener on Wednesday.

    Advice: "We build up his minutes slowly," coach Earl Watson said. "He has to work his way in." Tucker will be cleared for Wednesday if he has no issues with his first five-on-five scrimmaging Monday and Tuesday, but his workload will be very limited right out of the gate. T.J. Warren has already been named the starter and could hold onto the job based on his preseason play, so Tucker is only on the radar in deeper leagues. Yesterday, 8:39 am
  • Josh Richardson (knee) unsure of return
    Josh Richardson (knee) said he's not sure when he will be able to take contact in practice.

    Advice: "They haven’t really told me," Richardson said. "They’re just trying to get me back on the court working a little bit." He's been on the shelf for seven weeks and was originally given a 6-8 week timetable, but his status for the season opener doesn't look good. Once healthy, Richardson should be able to win the starting SG role and is worth a stash if you have some dead weight on your roster. Yesterday, 8:08 am
  • Hawks may extend Hardaway Jr.'s contract
    The Hawks are looking to extend Tim Hardaway Jr.'s contract prior to the Oct. 31 deadline.

    Advice: Hawks GM Wes Wilcox confirmed that the team has held talks with THJ's representatives. The Hawks will also have to pay Paul Millsap and Dennis Schroder next summer, so it will be interesting to see how much they're willing to give to THJ. He's been solid in the preseason with a couple of really nice performances, so he should be in the rotation behind an aging Kyle Korver. Yesterday, 7:28 am
  • Danny Green hopes to beat his timetable
    Danny Green (thigh) said that he's hopeful to beat his three-week timetable.

    Advice: "I hope to come back sooner than expected," Green said. "You have to stay positive." Coach Gregg Popovich confirmed that he's dealing with the same injury that he picked up at the beginning of camp, so we'd expect the Spurs to hold him out for the full three weeks to be safe. The Spurs started versatile forward Kyle Anderson in Green's place on Friday, but keep in mind that Jonathon Simmons (calf) wasn't available. Yesterday, 6:46 am
  • Unfair Advantage: Durant drops 28-7-6 line
    Kevin Durant was unfair against the Blazers on Friday, scoring 28 points with seven rebounds, six assists, one block and five 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: So that's a wrap for his preseason. Durant finished with a 70.0 true shooting percentage to go with his 28.3 usage rate. What's more, KD's per-36-minute scoring in the preseason was 29.8, which is actually a better rate than last season. The former MVP was playing more like his teammate Stephen Curry with numerous highlight reel treys. He could still wind up being fantasy's top player. Friday, 10:49 pm
  • Jared Dudley gets 29 minutes
    Jared Dudley scored 11 points with four rebounds, two assists, four steals and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: His minutes should be in the upper 20s to start the year while the Suns groom their two top-10 picks at power forward. If you want a little boost early in the season, Dudley could definitely be a top-150 player in the first two months of the season. Friday, 10:22 pm
  • Justise Winslow back in action
    Justise Winslow scored five points in 16 minutes on Friday, adding four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: The expected added offensive responsibility for Winslow didn't exactly translate to the stat sheet this preseason, averaging 8.2 points, 3.7 boards, 2.2 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.3 blocks and 0.8 turnovers. He looks like he's only going to be the fourth starting option on offense, so he'll have to thrive in other categories. Winslow is just a late-round flier. Friday, 8:17 pm
  • Celtics sign Ryan Kelly
    Celtics sign F Ryan Kelly.

    Advice: He won't be making the big club. Friday, 5:33 pm
  • Spurs: Danny Green to miss about 3 weeks
    Danny Green (thigh) has been diagnosed with a left quad strain and is expected to be out approximately three weeks.

    Advice: It was originally thought to be just a bruise, but now there is a strain of the muscle on Green's left leg. It's going to be tough to replace Green's 26.1 minutes per game, but Kyle Anderson figures to be the next man up along with Jonathon Simmons (calf). Green is only a last-round pick with this injury news. Friday, 4:10 pm
  • Justise Winslow back in action
    Justise Winslow (back) will play on Friday night.

    Advice: He missed two games due to his back tweak. Winslow was expected to take on a bigger offensive role and he is up to a 20.4 usage rate in his 105 preseason minutes. The upside isn't too high on him, so he's more of a late-round pick. Friday, 3:25 pm
  • JaKarr Sampson signs with Memphis
    Grizzlies sign F JaKarr Sampson.

    Advice: The Nuggets have too much depth right now for Sampson to make the roster, but that's not the case in Memphis. Sampson saw 18.0 minutes per game for the depleted Nuggets after the break last year and was coming around as a scorer. He's still only emergency depth on Memphis. Friday, 2:25 pm
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Justise Winslow won't play vs Hornets Thurs
    Justise Winslow (back) won't play against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: Winslow's back injury isn't thought to be anything serious, so there's nothing to worry about in terms of his availability for the start of the regular season. Winslow will be stepping into an expanded role this season and is worth a late-round pick in standard fantasy leagues. Thursday, 9:10 am
  • Josh Richardson out Thursday vs Hornets
    Josh Richardson (knee) will miss Thursday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: This doesn't come as a huge surprise as Richardson isn't expected to be ready for opening night, but his absence isn't expected to extend too far into the regular season. He'll serve as Miami's starting shooting guard upon his return, so he's worth a late-round pick in standard league drafts. Thursday, 7:57 am
  • Kevin Durant racks up 27/6/4 in 31 minutes
    Kevin Durant finished Wednesday's victory with 27 points on 10-of-19 shooting, six boards, four assists, two steals and one block in 31 minutes of action.

    Advice: This marks a preseason high for Durant in scoring and free throws made (7-of-7), but it's also the first time that he's logged more than 26 minutes. He's yet to miss from the line in 26 attempts and he's a combined 14-of-26 from downtown this preseason, the type of efficiency you'd expect from a former MVP. A dip in usage and shot attempts is probable, but concerns about his ability to share the court with the Warriors' incumbent scorers are overblown. Wednesday, 10:11 pm
  • 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
  • Hawks waive Ryan Kelly
    The Hawks have waived Ryan Kelly.

    Advice: The Hawks' roster is down to 18 after they let go of Matt Costello earlier in the week. Kelly will likely end up in the D-League or head overseas. Tuesday, 7:39 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 16 off the bench
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans, adding one steal and two treys in just 17 minutes.

    Advice: THJ's got our attention now after scoring 19 points with four assists, three rebounds and one block in his previous outing. A lot of things have to fall the right away for THJ to make an impact in fantasy while Kyle Korver and Kent Bazemore are healthy, but he's made a strong case to be a consistent part of the rotation unlike last season. Tuesday, 7:18 pm
  • Josh Richardson (knee) out Tuesday vs. ORL
    Josh Richardson (knee) will not play in Tuesday's exhibition game against the Magic.

    Advice: Richardson has been slowly ramping up his activities, but he still hasn't been cleared for contact, so it's looking like he might not be ready for opening night. Still, his absence shouldn't extend too far into the regular season, and he does present enough upside to warrant a stash in standard leagues as he'll likely be Miami's starting two-guard once he's fully up to speed. Tuesday, 3:07 pm
  • Justise Winslow (back) out Tuesday vs. ORL
    Justise Winslow (back) will not suit up for Tuesday's preseason game against the Magic.

    Advice: The newly signed Luis Montero will likely be earning some extended minutes tonight sans Winslow, with Derrick Williams and James Johnson picking up the scraps. Winslow should be stepping into an expanded role this year with the departure of Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh (blood clots), so he's someone to consider swooping up with a late-round selection on draft day. As for his back, Winslow said he just slept on it wrong, but believes he'll be fine by the end of the week. Tuesday, 2:56 pm
  • Justise Winslow a game-time decision Tuesday
    Justise Winslow will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's exhibition game against the Magic.

    Advice: Winslow isn't dealing with an injury, but head coach Erik Spoelstra might want to get an extended look at some of the new guys. If Winslow sits out Tuesday's game, look for James Johnson and Wayne Ellington to split his minutes. Tuesday, 11:31 am
  • 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
  • Josh Richardson able to do non-contact work
    Josh Richardson (knee) was able to go through non-contact portions of practice on Monday.

    Advice: Head coach Erik Spoelstra said RIcharson was "able to get out there and do a decent portion of the non-contact work," but Miami isn't looking to rush Richardson back. While it looks like Richardson isn't going to be ready for the start of the regular season, he's worth a stash in standard leagues as the favorite to start at SG. Tuesday, 7:00 am
  • P.J. Tucker (back) does some 3-on-3
    P.J. Tucker (back) did some 3-on-3 work on Monday.

    Advice: He was cleared to start running last week, so he's progressing nicely. Tucker is going to move to a bench role on the Suns with T.J. Warren moving into the starting lineup. Monday, 1:04 pm
  • Josh Richardson unlikely for season opener
    Josh Richardson (knee) is not expected to be ready in time for the season opener.

    Advice: He went through most of the non-contact work in Monday's practice, but the Heat probably don't want to rush him back. Richardson is the favorite to start at SG once he's fully healthy and he has plenty of upside, but he's just a stash in standard leagues until we hear a concrete timetable. Monday, 11:02 am
  • 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
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. warms up, scores 19 points
    Tim Hardaway Jr. came off the bench on Sunday for 19 points, four assists, three rebounds and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The shooting wasn't great but it was a far cry from his disastrous efficiency in three previous games, when he shot a combined 3-of-30 from the field. Kyle Korver and Kent Bazemore were resting tonight, and Thabo Sefolosha was limited to 19 minutes, so it's hard to get excited about Hardaway's scoring burst. Oct 16, 5:49 pm
  • Heat will pick up Justise Winslow's option
    The Heat will pick up Justise Winslow's option for the 2017-18 season.

    Advice: It's just a formality for one of the most promising two-way wings in the East. Winslow has been a little underwhelming in the preseason so far with just one steal in five games, but the good news is that he's hit five 3-pointers in that span. His game doesn't translate to standard-league value real well, but he could force his way onto fantasy rosters just by playing a ton of minutes at several different positions. Oct 16, 7:43 am
  • KD, Klay & Curry combined for 55 on 78.1 TS%
    Kevin Durant made 7-of-11 from the field for 17 points against the Lakers on Saturday, adding five rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks, no turnovers and three 3-pointers.

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

    Advice: It's just a reminder here. Richardson is targeting the season opener, but we should have a better idea if that's realistic next week when the Heat begin their final stretch of preseason play. Oct 15, 3:06 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
  • Coach not concerned with Hardaway's shot
    Mike Budenholzer expressed no concern with Tim Hardaway Jr.'s shooting struggles during the preseason.

    Advice: Despite being just 3-of-30 from the field overall (including 0-of-11 from distance), Bud has confidence in his young shooter. "Timmy is such a conscientious and had-working [player]," Budenholzer said. "My only real concern is that he just relaxes and flushes it out. He’s had a great summer. We are extremely confident in him. But he is one of those guys who wants to be good. He’s so diligent and conscientious. I think he is taking good shots, getting good shots. I think he’s going to be fine" So long as Kyle Korver and Kent Bazemore remain healthy, Hardaway has no real fantasy value. Oct 15, 1:25 pm
  • Nuggets waive Sampson and Toupane
    The Nuggets have waived JaKarr Sampson, Axel Toupane and D.J. Kennedy.

    Advice: Their roster is now down to 17, meaning they still need to waive two more guys. Sampson has improved a ton since his Philly days and should draw some interest around the league. Oct 15, 9:30 am
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  • C.J. Miles, Aaron Brooks ruled out Friday
    C.J. Miles (sore left knee) and Aaron Brooks (sore right knee) will not play vs. the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: Miles was listed as doubtful, so the Pacers will hold him out as expected. It doesn't sound serious, so he should be ready for the opener in a couple weeks. Miles averaged 11.8 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.5 blocks and 2.2 3-pointers on 41 percent shooting last season, but he will have a tough time matching those numbers on a revamped Pacers roster. Oct 14, 8:25 am
  • C.J. Miles (knee) doubtful Friday vs. Orlando
    C.J. Miles (left knee) sat out Thursday's practice and is doubtful to suit up for Friday's preseason game against the Magic.

    Advice: Miles isn't dealing with anything more than a sore knee, so he should be good to go when the regular season tips. However, his fantasy value is going to be nearly non-existent this season. Oct 13, 11:23 am
  • Jared Dudley (right knee) logs 15 minutes
    Jared Dudley (right knee tendinitis) finished Wednesday's preseason game with two points, three boards, three assists, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: The veteran played 15 minutes and the knee tendinitis that bothered him last week seems like a non-factor. He's worth a look in 16-team drafts. Oct 12, 9:21 pm
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