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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. 38 minutes ago
  • Report: Aaron Harrison makes final roster
    Aaron Harrison has made Charlotte's final roster, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: The Hornets have invested in Harrison's development, so we can't say that we're surprised. Having said that, there is no fantasy value to be had here. 41 minutes ago
  • 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. 58 minutes ago
  • Luis Montero waived by Heat on Saturday
    Heat waive F Luis Montero.

    Advice: Despite just being signed earlier in the week, Montero was always staring at this fate. The Heat wanted his D-League rights, and that's where we can expect him to begin the 2016-17 season. 59 minutes ago
  • Hornets waive G Rasheed Sulaimon Saturday
    Hornes waive G Rasheed Sulaimon.

    Advice: The expectation is that he will head to the D-League to play for the Greensboro Swarm. Today, 1:22 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. Today, 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. Today, 12:58 pm
  • Pistons decide to waive G Lorenzo Brown
    Pistons waive G Lorenzo Brown.

    Advice: Ray McCallum beat out Brown during training camp for the final spot on the point guard depth chart. It's not out of the question that Brown is picked up by another NBA team. Today, 12:34 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. Today, 12:32 pm
  • Cristiano Felicio (neck) gets a DNP Saturday
    Cristiano Felicio (neck) did not practice on Saturday.

    Advice: The big man was elbowed in his throat last game, so the Bulls decided to give him a rest. It doesn't sound serious and there are no indications that he's in danger of missing more time moving forward. Today, 12:24 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. Today, 12:14 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (finger) not practicing yet
    Gordon Hayward (left ring finger) is not yet practicing with the team.

    Advice: We are just providing this update in order to make it clear that Hayward is still in the early stages of his recovery. The star swingman is targeting a return in mid-to-late November. Today, 12:13 pm
  • Jazz waive G/F Chris Johnson at final cuts
    Jazz waive G/F Chris Johnson.

    Advice: Johnson was expected to be waived two months ago, but he made it all the way up until final cuts before his fate was sealed. Jeff Withey will remain on Utah's roster as a result. Today, 12:01 pm
  • Derrick Favors (L knee) still not practicing
    Derrick Favors (left knee, IT band syndrome) did not practice again on Saturday.

    Advice: The Jazz and fantasy owners can continue to hold out hope that he'll be ready for the regular season opener, but the reality is as follows: Favors hasn't been on the floor in nearly three weeks, we've gotten very little real information when it comes to his progression and nobody seems to know exactly what the problem is. At this point, we have no choice but to bump him down our draft boards while moving up Trey Lyles a few ticks in the process. Favors should be considered questionable at best for opening night and the potential exists for him to miss multiple regular season contests. Today, 11:44 am
  • 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. Today, 11:31 am
  • Olynyk cleared for contact, has no timetable
    Kelly Olynyk (shoulder surgery) has been cleared for contact, but he still has no timetable for a return.

    Advice: While there's no specific timetable, a return in mid-November is a possibility. The Celtics are in no rush here and they will likely utilize a lot of small-ball lineups until they are back at full strength. Olynyk is only worth stashing in very deep leagues. Today, 10:28 am
  • 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. Today, 9:23 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. Today, 7:28 am
  • Hawks hoping to extend Dennis Schroder
    Hawks GM Wes Wilcox said that he's hoping to extend Dennis Schroder's contract before the Oct. 31 deadline.

    Advice: "It’s the deadline for both Dennis and Tim Hardaway Jr," Wilcox said. "We’ve had conversations with both representatives. It’s too difficult to say if something will get done and those conversations, as always, we keep internal. But yes, we’ve had conversations with both." The Hawks traded away Jeff Teague to give Schroder the keys to the offense, and considering they only have two PGs on their 15-man roster, they must be comfortable with him as their starter moving forward. He's worth a mid-round pick this season. Today, 7:24 am
  • Nuggets waive Nate Wolters
    The Nuggets will waive point guard Nate Wolters.

    Advice: This means that Jarnell Stokes has won the 15th roster spot in Denver. Wolters is expected to head overseas and sign with KK Crvena Zvezda in Serbia. Today, 6:20 am
  • Blazers will waive Grant Jerrett
    The Blazers will waive forward Grant Jerrett.

    Advice: Their roster is now down to 15 players. Expect Jerrett to end up in the D-League. Today, 6:17 am
  • Evan Turner misses all eight FGAs
    Evan Turner missed all eight shots from the field and made 1-of-2 from the line for one point on Friday, adding two rebounds, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: The Warriors dared him to shoot jumpers and it obviously didn't work for Turner. ET's positional flexibility makes him an ideal bench guy to play three or even four positions for coach Terry Stotts. He's really just a three-category guy, so standard league owners should be looking elsewhere. Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Alex Len gets 16 points
    Alex Len scored 16 points in 24 minutes on Friday with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He got all he could eat in the second unit with a 33.6 usage rate tonight. Len continues to struggle around the basket, which really makes it tough to draft him. Maybe he can improve this year, but most owners can take a wait-and-see approach. Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 19.6 points per game
    Devin Booker made 5-of-17 from the field for 12 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: The shots will be there for Booker, but he had some major issues from the field after the break last year. Booker had a monster 34-point game to buoy his preseason five-game run to 19.6 points per game and help him get to 45.5 percent from the field. He appears to be penciled in to minutes in the 30-34 range and his assists should jump up to the 3-4 range. The upside is massive for the game's best teenager right now, but he will cost you a ton to leave little equity on top. Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • MDA wants Gordon or Harden on court
    Coach Mike D'Antoni wants James Harden or Eric Gordon on the floor at all times while Patrick Beverley (knee) is out.

    Advice: We haven't seen Gordon play on the ball with great regularity since his Clippers days, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Following the Rockets game, Gordon was actually first in offensive rating this preseason and the Rockets offense has been a monster this month. Gordon has risk, but he has big upside too. Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Pablo Prigioni returns on Friday
    Pablo Prigioni (shoulder) returned on Friday with 10 points, one assist and two 3-pointers in 19 minutes.

    Advice: He may not have been 100 percent, but coach Mike D'Antoni wanted to get a look at him. It's still unclear how the Rockets will handle the point guard minutes behind James Harden, but there likely won't be enough to matter for Prigioni to have value. Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Celtics sign Ryan Kelly
    Celtics sign F Ryan Kelly.

    Advice: He won't be making the big club. Yesterday, 5:33 pm
  • Dennis Schroder not feeling pressure
    Dennis Schroder said he's not feeling pressure as the new starting point guard.

    Advice: "They say it’s my team," Schroder said. "I’m the point guard. For me, pressure is not really there because I’ve got so many guys who play on a [high] level." He's looked fine in the preseason and has even assisted Dwight Howard eight times during the preseason. We did see coach Mike Budenholzer put him in the doghouse for guys like Shelvin Mack, but Schroder seems to be locked in for minutes in the mid 30s. Yesterday, 12:54 pm
  • Derrick Favors (knee) still not practicing
    Derrick Favors (left knee) did not practice on Friday.

    Advice: Since his preseason debut back on Oct. 4, Favors has been on the injury report due to knee soreness. He had right knee soreness back in April and also missed one game due to left knee soreness in 2012. In other words, Favors' 25-year-old knees aren't in terrible shape. That said, he should be bumped down a round or two with this concern. Trey Lyles has added value. Yesterday, 12:14 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. Yesterday, 11:18 am
  • Eric Gordon resting on Friday
    Eric Gordon will rest vs. the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: He should open the season as the starter at SG, especially with Patrick Beverley possibly needing knee surgery. Gordon is averaging 15.2 points and 2.5 treys per game during the preseason and looks like a nice value pick late. K.J. McDaniels and Corey Brewer will be busy Friday. Yesterday, 9:16 am
  • 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. Thursday, 2:18 pm
  • Olynyk (shoulder) targeting mid-November
    Danny Ainge said that the Celtics are hopeful that Kelly Olynyk (shoulder surgery) will be able to return to the court by mid-November.

    Advice: Jaylen Brown and Jonas Jerebko will likely pick up most of Olynyk's minutes, with Jae Crowder earning some extended run at the four-spot. Olynyk is not worth drafting anywhere. Thursday, 1:40 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
  • Kelly Olynyk still not close to a return
    Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) is still not close to a return, according to Celtics president Danny Ainge.

    Advice: Ainge said Olynyk's upcoming evaluation with his doctor isn't urgent as Celtics trainer Eddie Lacerte doesn't think the big man is ready to return. We'll continue to monitor Olynyk's progress, but he won't have any fantasy value in standard leagues to start the season. Thursday, 10:57 am
  • Derrick Favors (knee) questionable for opener
    Derrick Favors (left knee) is questionable for Utah's season opener on Oct. 25, according to Jazz beat writer Tony Jones.

    Advice: Jones wrote that he's "hearing [Favors] will be back for opener," but he also warned, "won't know his status until close to Tuesday ... he needs to practice first." There are obviously no guarantees that Favors won't begin the season with a DNP, but this is at least an optimistic tidbit for worried fantasy owners. Wednesday, 9:22 pm
  • Derrick Favors (left knee) sits out yet again
    Derrick Favors (left knee) didn't play in Wednesday's preseason finale, as expected.

    Advice: Favors hasn't practiced since Utah's preseason opener, which doesn't bode well for his opening-night status. He's dealing with IT band syndrome, which is related to overuse and causes pain during lateral movement, and rest is the primary prescription. There's enough risk here to bump him down a round or two on draft day. Wednesday, 8:37 pm
  • Eric Gordon scores 13 points as starter
    Eric Gordon scored 13 points with one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Rockets were launching treys in this game with 39 attempts, making just 12. Gordon attempted seven of them and figures to be chucking plenty more as the favorite to start. His downside is there due to a slew of injuries, but he's a big beneficiary of Pat Beverley (knee) not being healthy. Wednesday, 8:28 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
  • Eric Gordon will start on Wednesday night
    Eric Gordon will start next to James Harden on Wednesday night.

    Advice: The Harden PG era looks like it'll be underway tonight. Gordon should also benefit greatly as a key 3-pointers specialist for coach Mike D'Antoni. While Gordon is injury prone, he's coming off a 2.5 treys per game season and could flirt with 3.0 this year. He's a nice target in the late rounds. Wednesday, 11:26 am
  • Derrick Favors (knee) doubtful for Wednesday
    Derrick Favors (left knee) did not go through shootaround and is not expected to play in Wednesday's exhibition game against the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: Favors hasn't taken the court since October 3, and while IT band syndrome isn't typically a serious issue, the extended absence is concerning. Until we get some new info, we're going to consider him questionable for opening night, and with each day spent on the sidelines it's getting increasingly difficult to justify spending an early mid-round selection on Favors. If you do take the plunge on draft day, it would be wise to also invest a late-round selection in Trey Lyles as a handcuff pick. Wednesday, 10:19 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
  • Evan Turner still adjusting to Stotts' system
    Evan Turner is still adjusting to his new teammates and the style of play in Portland.

    Advice: "He had a good rhythm," coach Terry Stotts said. "He missed some shots, but Evan is getting more comfortable every game. And we’re getting a little better at figuring out how to put him in better spots. It’s going to be about learning his teammates, getting comfortable with our style of play, all those things." Turner has shot just 33.3 percent from the field through the preseason, but efficiency has never really been one of his strong points. He'll likely come off the bench in Portland, so he's more of a late-round target in deep leagues. Wednesday, 7:44 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
  • Dennis Schroder scores 13 points
    Dennis Schroder scored 13 points vs. the Pelicans on Tuesday with five rebounds, five assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: One of the biggest concerns about Schroder is that he shot 42.1 percent from the field last season, but through four preseason games he's up to 45.9 percent. It's a small sample size, but he does look more confident. He should be able to clear 30 minutes per night this season as the full-time starter and it helps that Jarrett Jack (knee) won't be ready for the opener. If you're targeting assists, he's a nice mid-round option. Tuesday, 7:37 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
  • 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
  • Miami signs F Luis Montero
    The Heat have signed F Luis Montero.

    Advice: It's only a partially guaranteed deal, so Montero is likely headed to Miami's D-League affiliate. There's no fantasy value to be had here. Tuesday, 12:43 pm
  • 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
  • Jazz confident in Gordon Hayward re-signing
    The Jazz are confident they'll be able to re-sign Gordon Hayward (finger) when he becomes a free agent after the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: Hayward is out four-to-six weeks with a broken left right finger, but the Jazz are confident they'll be able to keep him in Utah when he hits free agency next summer. "But fundamentally, if we do the right things here," said general manager Dennis Lindsey. "Let's just be honest, we have an advantage by having his Bird rights. There's a lot of money associated with the fifth year and higher raises." Hayward is targeting a mid-to-late November return and is still worth a pick in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts. Tuesday, 6:01 am
  • Cristiano Felicio grabs 12 rebounds off bench
    Cristiano Felicio posted eight points, 12 rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist in 30 minutes off Chicago's bench during Monday's overtime defeat.

    Advice: The second-year big man has seen his minutes steadily rise during the preseason, and tonight's total was a high-water mark. The Bulls have plenty of competition at PF but Felicio is the most obvious backup C behind Robin Lopez, which at least puts him on the radar in very deep leagues. Monday, 8:06 pm
  • Alex Len (back) goes through scrimmage
    Alex Len (back spasms) was able to scrimmage on Monday.

    Advice: He was in uniform for Friday's game, but he did not play. This is Len's first noteworthy battle with back spasms, so there's no reason to be concerned here. He's likely to split minutes at center with Tyson Chandler, but Marquese Chriss could eat into his playing time. Monday, 12:57 pm
  • Devin Booker (ankle) back at practice
    Devin Booker (ankle) went through Monday's scrimmage.

    Advice: His ankle injury was never really a concern. Booker is still leading the NBA in scoring per game and it looks like the Suns will play him over 30 minutes as the starting shooting guard. He's also likely to get a handful of minutes at small forward due to his added post game and interior passing. Booker is a breakout pick, but he is going to cost you. Monday, 12:54 pm
  • Derrick Favors (left knee) out Monday
    Derrick Favors (left knee) did not go through the morning shootaround and will not play on Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise considering he was listed as doubtful. The Jazz haven't provided a timetable and he's been out for nearly two weeks, so this is a little concerning. It should be the Trey Lyles show tonight with a sprinkle of Boris Diaw. Monday, 10:09 am
  • Tony Snell traded to the Bucks
    Tony Snell has been traded to the Bucks in exchange for Michael Carter-Williams.

    Advice: Snell couldn't have landed in a better situation with Khris Middleton (groin) sidelined for several months, but he still has a ton of work to do. Last year in Chicago, Snell averaged just 5.3 points, 3.1 boards, 1.0 assists and 0.9 3-pointers in 20.3 minutes, shooting 37.2 percent from the field. He actually has a decent chance of leapfrogging Rashad Vaughn in the rotation, but fantasy owners in deeper leagues should use a wait-and-see approach here. Monday, 7:56 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. Sunday, 5:49 pm
  • Schroder, Bazemore, Korver, Howard out Sunday
    Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore, Kyle Korver and Dwight Howard will all be rested for Sunday's exhibition matchup against the Magic.

    Advice: It's just an off-day for the veterans for Sunday's meaningless game. Expect to see more Tim Hardaway Jr., Taurean Prince and Walter Tavares with the offense flowing through Paul Millsap while he's on the court. Sunday, 1:19 pm
  • Burks (knee, ankle) goes through agility work
    Alec Burks (knee and ankle surgeries) "went hard" during an after practice agility work session on Sunday, according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

    Advice: Burks still hasn't been able to practice with the team, or take any contact, so his status for opening night is very much in jeopardy. Utah has a ton of depth at the guard positions this year, so it's going to be tough for Burks to make a difference in fantasy hoops. Sunday, 12:16 pm
  • Derrick Favors (knee) doubtful Monday vs. LAC
    Derrick Favors (left knee) is doubtful to suit up for Monday's preseason game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Favors still hasn't practiced or played since the preseason opener, and with the regular season just a little over a week away, he's now in jeopardy of not being ready for opening night. The Jazz maintain that Favors' injury is not to be considered a long-term issue, but knee injuries for big men are nothing to shrug at. He's still too talented to let him fall out of the middle rounds on draft day, but there will now be some added risk in selecting a guy that only made it through 62 games last year. Trey Lyles will be the primary beneficiary if Favors is forced to miss any regular season action. Sunday, 11:56 am
  • ESPN: CHI, MIL talking Snell-MCW trade
    The Bucks and Bulls are in "deep talks" on a Michael Carter-Williams for Tony Snell trade, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: The Bucks just can't find an answer for replacing Khris Middleton (hamstring). Rashad Vaughn (ankle) has been hurt and has struggled perhaps more than any player with decent minutes since the All-Star break. Snell would likely be thrust into a starting role on his new team and he is playing a lot better. Unless you're in a deeper league and the wire is dry, Snell is only a lukewarm pickup. Saturday, 8:30 pm
  • Blazers waive Luis Montero on Saturday
    Blazers waive F Luis Montero.

    Advice: Prior to this transaction, Montero had received one Rotoworld blurb in his entire career. That's impressive. Saturday, 3:45 pm
  • D'Antoni: Eric Gordon could start for Rockets
    Mike D'Antoni said that Eric Gordon could start over Patrick Beverley (knee) for the Rockets.

    Advice: D'Antoni said that Gordon isn't starting on Saturday because he wants to keep him in the role that he's expected to have when Beverley returns, but then added in the same breath that EJ could eventually start over Beverley. It doesn't sound like even D'Antoni is sure on exactly what he wants to do, but it's nice to have options. Regardless of whether he starts or comes off the bench, Gordon should play closer to starter's minutes and looks like a good late-round source of 3-pointers and scoring so long as he remains on the court. Saturday, 3:35 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
  • 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. Saturday, 1:25 pm
  • Report: Hayward (finger) is without timetable
    Gordon Hayward (left ring finger) is without a timetable to return, according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

    Advice: Hayward was given a four-to-six week prognosis prior, and it's likely that the Jazz just don't want to announce anything publicly in order to avoid unnecessary questions and/or speculation leading up to his return. For now, we're still expecting Hayward to target a return around mid-to-late November, so anyone who drafts him should be prepared to spend at least the first three-to-four weeks without an important part of their fantasy team. Saturday, 11:28 am
  • Derrick Favors (L knee) still not practicing
    Derrick Favors (left knee, IT band syndrome) is still not practicing on Saturday.

    Advice: It's been nearly two weeks since Favors hit the sidelines with this injury, and there is really no current indication of when he could be back on the floor. Although Quin Snyder does not believe the injury is a long-term concern, the updates have been few and far between and mostly speculative in nature. We're not knocking Favors down our draft boards considerably, but if you're trying to decide between the big man and another target in your draft, you'll want to consider this information closely and carefully before making your choice. Any length of absence for Favors in the regular season would mean more playing time for Trey Lyles as well as Boris Diaw. Saturday, 11:19 am
  • Dennis Schroder unlikely to get an extension?
    The Hawks are taking a wait-and-see approach in regards to Dennis Schroder's contract situation.

    Advice: The Hawks traded away Jeff Teague in order to give Schroder the keys to the offense, and even though they are obviously very high on him, they want to see how he looks as the full-time starter before beginning contract talks. The deadline for an extension is Oct. 31. He is averaging 10.6 points and 5.3 assists in 22.6 minutes through three preseason games. Saturday, 7:53 am
  • Jazz not expected to add any depth at SG/SF
    The Jazz are not expected to add any depth to fill the void left by Gordon Hayward.

    Advice: Hayward's broken left finger will not require surgery and the Jazz are hopeful that he can make a "faster-than-expected recovery." His current timetable has him returning in late November, so he's still worth a pick in the middle rounds. Joe Johnson should start in his absence and Rodney Hood will have more responsibility. Saturday, 7:35 am
  • Alex Len off on Friday night
    Alex Len (back spasms) will not play on Friday.

    Advice: He was in uniform for the warmups and it doesn't sound serious, but it's never good to see back spasms pop up on the injury report. For now, he should be considered day-to-day.. Len should split the center minutes with Tyson Chandler after the power forward experiment failed last season. Friday, 6:36 pm
  • Alex Len is questionable for Friday
    Alex Len is questionable to play on Friday.

    Advice: There is no reason given on Len, so it's possibly just rest. If he's out, there should be a lot of minutes available for Marquese Chriss and Alan Williams. Friday, 5:32 pm
  • Devin Booker will not play on Friday
    Devin Booker (ankle) will not play on Friday against the Mavs.

    Advice: It's too bad for one of the most exciting teenagers in the NBA. Booker actually leads the NBA in preseason scoring per game thanks to his impressive 34-point gem from last weekend. The Suns seem to be ready to unleash him as a scorer, but his game doesn't translate to fantasy as well as fellow sophomore D'Angelo Russell. Booker is an upside pick in the middle rounds. Friday, 2:20 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk's eval gets pushed back
    Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) will not be re-evaluated this week.

    Advice: His doctor was out of town this week, so it's not injury related. Plus, the timetable on Olynyk hasn't changed either. For now, he's doubtful for the start of the regular season. Friday, 1:26 pm
  • 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
  • Devin Booker (ankle) questionable Friday
    Devin Booker (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game vs. Dallas.

    Advice: He is dealing with a right ankle sprain that held him out of Thursday's practice. The Suns will be cautious during the preseason, so he's probably a little closer to doubtful. Booker leads the NBA in scoring during the preseason with averages of 21.5 points in just 25.2 minutes per game, adding 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.8 steals. He's 19 years old. Expect the Suns to get a long look at Archie Goodwin if Booker sits. Friday, 8:05 am
  • Evan Turner slowly adjusting to new team
    Evan Turner said that he is slowly adjusting to his new teammates.

    Advice: "A week ago I had so much trouble with the new plays,’’ Turner said. "Now, I’m more familiar with the plays, it’s just on the fly decisions, knowing in .6 of a second who to get where and how.’’ Turner ran the offense for the second unit on Thursday vs. the Clippers, but he really struggled and coach Terry Stotts said he is "still finding his way.’’ He's averaging 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 25.5 minutes during the preseason, shooting 37.5 percent from the field. As for the starting SF role, Turner has started one game compared to two for Moe Harkless, while Allen Crabbe has one as well. Friday, 7:01 am
  • Dennis Schroder has best game of month
    Dennis Schroder played 29 minutes against the Pistons on Thursday, totaling 17 points, three rebounds, nine assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's by far his best game with preseason highs in every category except for steals. Schroder only plays 28.8 minutes per game in his six starts last year, but he should be able to clear 30 minutes this year. As long as you're OK with some sub-par shooting, Schroder should be a decent pick in the middle rounds. Thursday, 8:38 pm
  • Schroder, Baze, Korver, Humphries, D12 start
    Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore, Kyle Korver, Kris Humphries and Dwight Howard will be in the starting lineup for Thursday's preseason game against the Pistons.

    Advice: Head coach Mike Budenholzer said that his starters will play a bit more than the 22-23 minutes they played on Monday night, and that trend should continue as we get closer to the regular season. It'll be interesting to see if Schroder can get things going tonight with a more favorable matchup against the Pistons. Thursday, 1:51 pm
  • Beno Udrih expected to play over weekend
    Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra expects Beno Udrih (back) to play over the weekend.

    Advice: Udrih has been dealing with a sore back, but will likely make his preseason debut over the weekend according to Spo. Even when healthy, the 34-year-old will serve as Miami's third-string point guard, so he can be left undrafted in all fantasy leagues. Thursday, 10:48 am
  • Derrick Favors' left knee still inflamed
    Jazz coach Quin Snyder said about Derrick Favors' left knee injury, "It’s got to get less inflamed ... presumably, he’ll be back sooner than later."

    Advice: Favors is dealing with IT band syndrome, which causes pain when the knee moves laterally and is typically associated with overuse among runners. "I don't think it's anything we're putting a long timetable on," Snyder said. Favors missed 20 games last year, due largely to a nagging back injury, but in his first five seasons he averaged just 5.4 DNPs. We're considering him questionable for opening night. Wednesday, 10:35 pm
  • Alex Len makes 9-of-10 FTs, scores 15 pts
    Alex Len fouled out of Wednesday's game with 15 points (3-of-10 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs), seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Tyson Chandler was ruled out due to a lingering hamstring ailment, and his long injury history is one more reason to like Len as a bounce-back candidate this season. Len's free throw shooting has improved each year in the NBA, to 72.8 percent last season, which lends credibility to tonight's solid mark at the stripe. He still needs to prove that last year's dips in FG percentage (42.3 percent) and blocks (0.8) were a fluke. Wednesday, 9:20 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (finger) won't need surgery
    Gordon Hayward (broken left finger) will not require surgery.

    Advice: That's welcome news but Hayward is still expected to miss 4-6 weeks, which could cost him a dozen or more games to begin the season. He has top-40 upside but should be targeted a few rounds later due to the unfortunate preseason injury. Wednesday, 5:24 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk getting evaluation this week
    Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) will be re-evaluated in New York City later this week.

    Advice: He's missed some preseason action due to his shoulder surgery from May. Olynyk could get minutes next to Horford and also play some center himself, but it's tough to trust any non-Horford big on the Celtics. That's especially true with Jae Crowder expected to play a decent amount of four, too. Wednesday, 12:45 pm
  • Snell (ankle) will be re-evaluated in 1 week
    Tony Snell (left ankle) will be re-evaluated in one week.

    Advice: Snell won't be able to any on-court work for the next week, and his absence could potentially extend into the regular season. Snell won't have any fantasy value while the Bulls are at full strength. Wednesday, 10:59 am
  • Gordon Hayward (finger) limited to shooting
    Gordon Hayward (broken left finger) got some shots up during Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: He was only able to shoot one-armed stationary shots from six feet out, but at least he's out there working. Hayward is expected to miss roughly the first month of the season as he recovers from the broken finger, which will open up some opportunity for guys like Rodney Hood and Joe Johnson. You can bump Hayward down a couple rounds with him starting the year on the sidelines, but he should still come off the board during the middle rounds given that he's entering a contract year. For what it's worth, the Celtics will reportedly court him during free agency next summer. Wednesday, 10:33 am
  • Derrick Favors (knee), Hood out Wednesday
    Derrick Favors (knee) and Rodney Hood (hand) have been ruled out for Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Favors is dealing with IT band syndrome in his left knee, and while that typically isn't a major issue, it needs to be noted that Favors does have a history with nagging knee injuries. He's still a worthwhile early-round target, but there's some increased risk here. Hood's injury seems very minor, and it would be shocking if he weren't good to go for Utah's regular-season opener against the Blazers on Oct. 25. Trey Lyles and Joe Johnson will log extended minutes sans Favors and Hood. Wednesday, 10:10 am
  • 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
  • Evan Turner scores nine points in start
    Evan Turner started at small forward on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, finishing with nine points on 3-of-10 shooting with five assists, three steals, one block and one trey in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The starting SF role is still up for grabs and Moe Harkless and Allen Crabbe have each started a game in the preseason as well. It's not clear who has the edge right now, as all three players bring something unique to the table. Turner doesn't have a lot of upside in standard leagues, but it wouldn't be the end of the world if he came off the bench because his usage rate will be higher if the Blazers stagger his minutes with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. Tuesday, 9:55 pm
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