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  • Jordan Clarkson (calf) will return on Wed.
    Jordan Clarkson (calf) will return to the lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's likely going to play more minutes at shooting guard tonight, but he made it clear he's capable of being a combo guard. Clarkson has been one of the most impressive second-round picks of the 2014 draft and could have an impact with a couple injuries to the backcourt. He's only on the fantasy map in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    49 minutes ago
  • Kobe Bryant (rest) out for rest of preseason
    Kobe Bryant (rest) will not play in the final two preseason games.

    Advice: There is nothing wrong and he's just going to get some rest before the Lakers open their season against the Rockets on Tuesday. Bryant has been taking plenty of shots, but hasn't been nearly as efficient. He's still going to be a risky pick and is usually coming off the board in the third round. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:42 pm
  • Corey Brewer getting some rest on Wed.
    Corey Brewer will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's likely just getting some rest. Brewer is not very effective in halfcourt sets, so it's hard to imagine him thriving with Kevin Love out of the picture. He's not worth drafting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:57 pm
  • Ty Lawson (hamstring) misses practice
    Ty Lawson (hamstring) missed practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: There's a good chance he's not going to play again in the preseason, but he is closer to probable for the opener next week. Lawson's injuries are starting to pile up and he'll be a risky player to own. Although, he could have a huge season now that he has some help. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:14 pm
  • Nik Stauskas practices on Wednesday
    Nik Stauskas (shoulder) practiced on Wednesday.

    Advice: He just had some soreness in his shoulder and it's not considered serious. Stauskas' role is still unclear, but he'll likely get minutes in the low 20s this season. He's not quite worthy of a late-round pick in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:09 pm
  • Mike Miller in shooting slump this preseason
    Cavs coach David Blatt attributed Mike Miller's preseason shooting slump to the second-unit players he's shared the court with.

    Advice: "We didn't have a lot of opportunities to put Mike on the floor with the kind of lineups that are good for him," said Blatt. "Mike obviously is best for him when he's on the floor with a lot of the creative players so he can spot-up and do what he does best." Given the Cavs' depth on the wings, Miller's fantasy value is strictly limited to a handful of 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:37 am
  • Jordan Clarkson (calf) remains day-to-day
    Jordan Clarkson (calf) remains day-to-day after sitting out Tuesday's loss to Phoenix.

    Advice: The rookie isn't a particularly appealing fantasy option, but there should be some minutes available to him in L.A.'s backcourt. He'll look to carve out a niche during L.A.'s final two exhibitions on Wednesday and Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:31 am
  • Shumpert one of Phil Jackson's 'favorites'
    Iman Shumpert is one of Phil Jackson's "favorites" on the Knicks' roster, and Jackson called him "simply our best on-ball defender" against SGs and bigger PGs.

    Advice: Jackson criticized Shumpert's "very inconsistent" shooting mechanics, but he's confident that Shump will bounce back offensively after averaging just 6.7 points on 37.8 percent shooting last season. The starting SG job is Shumpert's to lose and his ability to chip in consistent 3-pointers and steals makes him a late-round option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:48 am
  • Alonzo Gee makes Nuggets' reg. season roster
    Alonzo Gee has made the Nuggets' regular season roster after 3.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 16 minutes per game during the preseason.

    Advice: Gee is third on the depth chart at SF, behind Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler, and he may not even crack the rotation during the regular season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:57 am
  • George Hill (knee) iffy for Thursday
    George Hill is listed as questionable for Thursday's game after suffering a left knee contusion on Tuesday night.

    Advice: "It swelled up pretty good so we’ll see how he is tomorrow and take it day to day," coach Frank Vogel said after Tuesday's game. Hill should be ready to go for the start of the regular season, and we're expecting him to be considerably better this season than last. Donald Sloan is pushing C.J. Watson for back up duties, but Hill is the guy you want to own. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:41 pm
  • Jared Cunningham scores 23 points for Clips
    Clippers training-camp invitee Jared Cunningham scored a team-high 23 points in Tuesday's exhibition, hitting 6-of-15 FGs and 9-of-12 FTs with a pair of 3-pointers.

    Advice: He also had three rebounds, three assists and one steal, but can expect to get an earful from Doc Rivers about his six turnovers. Cunningham is fighting for a roster spot and although this helps his odds considerably, it doesn't make him relevant for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Ronnie Price hands out 10 assists as starter
    Ronnie Price had seven points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds, 10 assists and one steal in another start at PG on Tuesday, earning praise from coach Byron Scott before the game.

    Advice: There's actually a chance that Price could start ahead of Jeremy Lin on opening night, but we'll believe it when we see it. With Steve Nash is already suffering a recurrence of nerve-related pain, however, Price is creeping onto the fantasy radar as the Lakers' presumptive backup PG. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Wes Johnson stuffs stat sheet in Lakers' loss
    Wes Johnson finished Tuesday's loss with 15 points, three 3-pointers, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks, but he also committed eight turnovers and missed a critical pair of free throws.

    Advice: Xavier Henry (knee) and Nick Young (thumb) are both out of commission, which helps Johnson's cause, but he may hold onto a starting job even when L.A. is at full strength. This was his first double-digit scoring game of the preseason but has unique fantasy appeal after averaging 1.3 triples, 1.1 steals and 1.0 blocks for the depleted Lakers last season. Give him a look if you need a swingman in the final round. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Randy Foye (wrist) shoots 2-of-12 in defeat
    Randy Foye (wrist) attempted 12 shots in 26 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, but he only made two of them to finish with seven points.

    Advice: To his credit, Foye made his only 3-point attempt and he added six rebounds and five assists in the lopsided loss. He was a surprise mid-round value as a starter last year, mostly on the strength of his 3-point shooting, but the arrival of Arron Afflalo makes him a dubious option in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Dorell Wright chips in eight points off bench
    Dorell Wright scored eight points with one 3-pointer and one steal in 12 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's road victory.

    Advice: Terry Stotts doled out playing time more like he would in a regular season game, giving 29+ minutes to all of his starters, and his heavy reliance on the starting-five leaves precious little upside for Wright. Just keep him in mind if Nicolas Batum gets injured. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scoreless in 14 minutes
    C.J. McCollum went scoreless in 14 minutes on Tuesday, while committing three turnovers with zero assists.

    Advice: Steve Blake wasn't even with the team, which makes this result all the more discouraging. Will Barton had six points and two assists in 12 minutes, but neither he nor McCollum will play enough to deserve a roster spot in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • George Hill leaves with knee contusion
    George Hill suffered a knee contusion on Tuesday and will not return to the game.

    Advice: If you're going to have a knee injury, a contusion is the way to go. He's day-to-day and finishes with 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer. He's looking for a bounce-back season as the Pacers' starting point guard, and he's looked good in the preseason. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:49 pm
  • Report: Ronnie Price to start at PG Tuesday
    Despite an earlier report that Jeremy Lin would start at point guard for the Lakers on Tuesday, Mark Medina is reporting that Ronnie Price will get the call.

    Advice: Lin is still expected to play and will come off the bench after missing three straight game with a sprained ankle. Either way, Lin should be a nice, cheap source of dimes and point guard minutes this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:25 pm
  • Ty Lawson could play in Friday finale
    Ty Lawson (hamstring) could play in Friday's preseason finale against the Warriors.

    Advice: This is good news, as it means he's close to being ready. He is hoping to play in order to keep his conditioning intact, but even if he doesn't play, all signs are him being ready for opening night. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:48 pm
  • Ty Lawson (hamstring) ruled out vs. Blazers
    Ty Lawson (hamstring) will not play vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He left Saturday's game with "tightness" in his hamstring and this doesn't appear to be a serious injury. Nevertheless, mounting health concerns are enough to knock Lawson down a peg in fantasy drafts. A serious ankle injury suffered last May prevented him from running until July and it caused the Nuggets "some concern" as recently as mid-October. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:43 am
  • Stauskas (shoulder) out on Monday
    Nik Stauskas will not play on Monday against the Spurs due to a sore shoulder.

    Advice: This is the first we've heard of it and it seems like a garden variety preseason absence. In other news, Rudy Gay (ankle) will return to action tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:33 pm
  • Kobe says LAL will play smashmouth basketball
    Kobe Bryant said that the Lakers will play "smashmouth basketball" this season.

    Advice: "We’re going to be smashmouth basketball," said Bryant. "That’s how we’re going to play. We’re going to be nasty. We’re going to be physical... We’re a grind it out team." With minimal improvements to the Lakers' roster this offseason, the Lakers could be in for another turbulent season. Kobe will have to score a lot of points for them to be relevant, but he has looked great so far over preseason. He's a true risk/reward pick in the early rounds of standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:27 pm
  • Ty Lawson (hamstring) not likely for Tuesday
    Ty Lawson (hamstring) is not expected to suit up for Tuesday's preseason game vs. Portland.

    Advice: The injury is not considered serious, and the team is likely just being cautious with their star point guard. Lawson averaged 17.6 points, 8.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 1.2 three-pointers, 1.6 steals, and 3.2 turnovers with the Nuggets last season, but there is some concern that he is an injury risk as he was only able to suit up for 62 games. Lawson is a bit of a risk/reward pick this season, and news of this hamstring injury, regardless of its seriousness, could see him fall down a bit on owners’ draft boards. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:04 pm
  • Ronnie Price a lock to make the team
    Ronnie Price is a lock to make the Lakers, according to Eric Pincus of the L.A. Times

    Advice: He's playing on a non-guaranteed deal, but has been terrific in camp with Steve Nash (back) and Jeremy Lin (ankle) out. This is bad news for rookie Jordan Clarkson's fantasy value in extremely deep leagues and Price has very little value, as well. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:14 am
  • Lakers win behind Kobe's team-high 26 points
    Kobe Bryant scored a team-high 26 points on Sunday, making 7-of-22 FGs and 9-of-11 FTs with three 3-pointers, four rebounds, five assists and one steal in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was serenaded with 'M-V-P' chants during the final minute of L.A.'s meaningless victory -- wins will be few and far between for the Lakers this year, so it's hard to begrudge their fans some preseason fun. Kobe is expected to play in L.A.'s final three exhibitions with his minutes slowly ramping up to test his regular-season conditioning. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:20 pm
  • Ronnie Price gets 10 assists in 38 minutes
    With Steve Nash (nerve damage) and Jeremy Lin (ankle) unavailable for Sunday's exhibition, Lakers' PG Ronnie Price delivered 10 assists in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Price finished with six points, two rebounds, 10 dimes, four steals, one block and three turnovers against an inexperienced Jazz backcourt. The absence of rookie G Jordan Clarkson (calf) is yet another reason for Price's increased activity, and despite tonight's solid line he's not an option in average fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:19 pm
  • Corey Brewer quiet in start at SF vs. Thunder
    Corey Brewer had five points, one 3-pointer, three rebounds, three assists and two steals as the Wolves' starting SF on Sunday.

    Advice: The starting wing positions belong to Kevin Martin and Andrew Wiggins, leaving Brewer to mop up minutes with the second unit. He'll be vying with guys like Mo Williams, Zach LaVine and Chase Budinger, so you'll have to crouch to see Brewer's fantasy ceiling this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:53 pm
  • Ty Lawson (hamstring) can't finish Sat. game
    Ty Lawson could not finish Saturday's game due to a tight hamstring.

    Advice: Uh oh. It doesn't sound serious and at least it's not to his ankle, but any Lawson injury will trigger the alarm bells. He did have a hamstring injury last season, so this is not something to ignore. He's probably not worth drafting in the top 30 anymore. And if he's going to miss time, Randy Foye will suddenly become quite relevant in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:03 pm
  • George Hill flirts with a triple-double Sat.
    George Hill filled up the stat sheet against the Mavs on Saturday with 10 points, nine rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers on 3-of-11 from the field.

    Advice: If David West (ankle) misses time, Hill is going to be a huge part of the offense. He was more of an off-the-ball guy last season, but that'll change. The former Spur will always be known for being dealt for Kawhi Leonard, but he'll have his best chance to produce this year. He's a high-upside target in the late-middle rounds. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:41 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson (calf) likely to play Tuesday
    Jordan Clarkson (calf) was deemed likely to play on Tuesday according to coach Byron Scott.

    Advice: Clarkson injured his calf in a preseason game against the Wizards a week ago and now looks ready to return. While he has looked strong in camp, there is simply not enough playing time for Clarkson to make a dent on fantasy rosters. He is off the radar in standard leagues for the moment. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:22 am
  • Kobe Bryant scores 27 points on 23 FGAs
    Kobe Bryant looked like his old self against the Jazz during a 119-86 loss on Thursday, making 10-of-23 from the field and 7-of-13 from the line for 27 points with five rebounds, four assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers missed all five shots from beyond the arc tonight and also missed all three on Sunday. Bryant took exception to ESPN ranking him as the 40th best player in the league and said he's "known for a long time that they're a bunch of idiots." We have Kobe inside the top 40 for our rankings in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:16 pm
  • Ty Lawson hands out 10 assists
    Ty Lawson handed out 10 assists against the Warriors on Thursday to go with eight points, one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He did only shoot 1-of-8 from the field and he's in a mini-slump after a hot start. Lawson's production won't be the issue and all eyes will be on his ankles. His ceiling makes him a solid target in the third round. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:34 pm
  • Randy Foye has a sore wrist
    Randy Foye injured his wrist at practice on Wednesday and will not play on Thursday.

    Advice: There is no word of an MRI and it's likely just a day-to-day issue. Foye was outstanding last season for the Nuggets, but he'll have his role diminished with Arron Afflalo and Danilo Gallinari around. He's not worth drafting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:44 am
  • George Hill posts nice line in loss
    George Hill hit 5-of-9 shots for 11 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals in Wednesday's loss to Cleveland.

    Advice: In his three preseason game Hill is averaging 13 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.3 3-pointers per game. After another disappointing season last year, Hill looks like a very promising point guard prospect this season, and can be had in the later rounds of most drafts. The depleted Pacers will need everything he can give. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:28 pm
  • Iman Shumpert starts at SG for Knicks
    Iman Shumpert started at SG for the Knicks on Tuesday and had 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and a 3-pointer on 5-of-10 shooting in 21 minutes.

    Advice: It looks like J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway might come off the bench, and if it happens, Shumpert could be your opening-night starter. But really, Hardaway has been playing the best of this group thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:56 pm
  • Lawson (ankle) logs 24 minutes on Monday
    Ty Lawson (ankle) played 24 minutes in Monday's preseason game, scoring two points on 1-of-3 shooting (0-for-4 FTs) with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: Lawson has been playing through injuries dating back to his North Carolina days and his ankle will likely be an issue he deals with for the rest of his career, though it's too early to say with any certainty that it will be a major detriment this season. The Nuggets have a lot of depth at guard this season and an incremental downtick in minutes could make sense for all involved. Owners may want to bump Lawson slightly down due to his growing injury risk. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:08 pm
  • Shumpert (hamstring) looks fine in ugly loss
    Iman Shumpert (hamstring) looked fine in Monday's preseason loss to the Raptors, logging 19 minutes with six points, three rebounds, six assists and one steal in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Shumpert had a nice dunk and the assists were a nice touch, but this was a garbage game and not too much should be gleaned from it. The Knicks are struggling to grasp the new Triangle Offense, and they'll get better as the year goes on, with Shumpert profiling as an interesting piece for his ability to cut without the ball. He needs to make a major move to secure playing time before standard league owners should consider him on draft day. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:44 pm
  • Lakers destroyed 75-116 by Golden State
    Kobe Bryant made 3-of-13 field goals and finished an embarrassing 75-116 loss on Sunday with six points, one rebound and five assists.

    Advice: He did have four steals and one block, and he was very active in 24 minutes of action, but the short-handed Lakers were brutally outmatched by the Warriors. Kobe is as healthy as he's been in years and he'll need a Herculean season to keep the Lakers out of the Western Conference's cellar, and his ADP has crept north of 30 thanks to his impressive preseason. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 9:10 pm
  • Ronnie Price logs team-high 33 minutes for LA
    Ronnie Price played a team-high 33 minutes off the Lakers' bench during Sunday's game, finishing with nine points, two boards, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: In a bizarre preseason twist, Price's shoe fell off during the game and he threw it at Andre Iguodala to disrupt his dribble. The move earned him a technical foul but shouldn't incur further punishment. If Steve Nash's health fails him, as it very well might, Price could find himself as L.A.'s default backup PG. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 9:09 pm
  • C.J. McCollum thrives in surprise start at PG
    C.J. McCollum thrived in a surprise start at PG with Damian Lillard (foot) out on Sunday, finishing with 19 points, five 3-pointers, two rebounds, six assists, one steal and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Steve Blake was initially listed as the starter but coach Terry Stotts decided to keep his second unit intact by giving McCollum a chance to run the offense. The Blazers don't have a third PG on their roster, so McCollum and/or Will Barton may be asked to fill the job. Despite tonight's solid line, McCollum's bench role spoils his value outside of deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 8:44 pm
  • Shaw: Ty Lawson's ankle causes 'some concern'
    Nuggets coach Brian Shaw admitted that there is "some concern" about Ty Lawson's ongoing left ankle injury, but he's not sure if he'll rest Lawson for any preseason games.

    Advice: "I haven't really been killing him in practice or even in games. I'm cognizant of [the injury]," Shaw said. "But once again, it's something that he's going to have to work himself through ... It's that fine line because you want guys to continue to build up their stamina and their conditioning and be sharp." Lawson, who injured his ankle late last season, is expected to wear a small brace as a precaution this year. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 3:58 pm
  • Ty Lawson (ankle) sits out end of practice
    Ty Lawson (ankle) started Sunday's practice but he did not finish, leaving him questionable for Monday's road game in Chicago.

    Advice: Lawson spent much of his offseason recovering from a severe sprain and "minor bone damage" in his left ankle. It's unclear if he tweaked the ankle or merely sat out the end of practice as a precaution, but fantasy owners should monitor his health closely with the regular season approaching. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 1:23 pm
  • George Hill (rest) out Sunday vs. Dallas
    George Hill (rest) will not play in Sunday's preseason game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Hill will be asked to step it up on the offensive end this season with Paul George on the sidelines and Lance Stephenson no longer in town. He doesn't have any competition for minutes, and should be able to return solid value as a mid-round selection in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 10:32 am
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