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  • Sixers waive Malcolm Lee
    Sixers waive G Malcolm Lee.

    Advice: He had a chance to compete for minutes, but the ankle injury may have cost him. Lee will likely wind up overseas. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:47 pm
    Not Active
  • Derrick Rose is ready to go for season
    Derrick Rose said that he is in a "great place mentally, spiritually and emotionally."

    Advice: This isn't a surprise and most players will say stuff like this anyway, but Rose sounds ready for the season. He actually finished strong this preseason, but there is still a tremendous amount of doubt whether he'll be able to stay healthy this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:16 pm
  • Jason Richardson (foot) has a stress fracture
    Jason Richardson (knee, foot) suffered a stress fracture to his right foot and he will be out indefinitely.

    Advice: He showed up to practice today in a walking boot and now we know why. Without even knowing the specifics, it seems like Richardson is very likely to be out for the season, which opens up minutes for K.J. McDaniels, Chris Johnson and Elliot Williams. K.J. is the only player worthy of your attention in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:45 pm
  • Grizzlies waive Kalin Lucas on Saturday
    The Grizzlies waived Kalin Lucas and Patrick Christopher on Saturday.

    Advice: They are expected to join the D-league and both are off of the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:33 pm
    Not Active
  • Peyton Siva to be waived by the Magic
    The Orlando Magic have waived Peyton Siva, Seth Curry, Kadeem Batts, and Drew Crawford on Saturday.

    Advice: This was an expected move and these four players will end up in the D-league if they clear waivers. None of them have any fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:26 pm
  • Tyreke Evans was extremely late to practice
    Tyreke Evans was extremely late to practice on Saturday.

    Advice: He was probably an hour late or so, but everything seems to be fine. Coach Monty Williams said the team will take care of the issue internally. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:18 pm
  • Ben McLemore passes concussion test
    Ben McLemore (eye) received five stitches above his right eye, and passed his precautionary concussion test.

    Advice: McLemore was disappointing last season, and even though he has made strides in the preseason, it appears he will be locked in a timeshare with promising rookie Nik Stauskas. Neither player should be targeted in standard leagues, although Stauskas would be the better choice in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:37 pm
  • Cavs pick up option on Waiters
    The Cavs have picked up the fourth-year option on Dion Waiters.

    Advice: To be clear, this is not for a front-office role, because Waiters has made numerous comments about other players in the league. He's still just a scorer and is a late-round target at best in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:33 pm
  • Victor Oladipo (face) may miss a month
    Victor Oladipo is expected to miss one month of the season due to his facial fracture.

    Advice: Most facial fractures tend to cost players 5-7 games, so this is a significant blow to Oladipo's prospects this season. The Magic have yet to announce what bone in Oladipo's face is broken, so we'll be on the lookout for that news. He's having a rough start to his season and is worth a look in the 60-100 range depending on your fantasy format. Evan Fournier is worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:22 pm
    Injured
  • Brooks makes it clear Jackson is on bench
    Coach Scott Brooks said on Saturday that the Russell Westbrook-Reggie Jackson backcourt could challenge the Thunder on the defensive end.

    Advice: It was pretty obvious he was going to bring Jackson off the bench, but that's OK. Jackson's usage while Kevin Durant (foot) and Russell Westbrook were on the bench last season was at a whopping 32.6 percent, so he'll definitely be worthy of a pick in the late-middle rounds. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:09 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (sore foot) could miss opener
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) said he hasn't done on-court work lately and is unsure if he'll be ready to start the season.

    Advice: He's been out since Oct. 18 and this injury is taking a lot to heal than anticipated. Stuckey is expected to be a major part of the offense, but he's not exactly a must-grab player later in drafts because of a lack of triples and inefficient shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:27 am
  • Michael Carter-Williams to scrimmage on 11/6
    Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) is expected to scrimmage on Nov. 6.

    Advice: He is targeting a return of Nov. 13 for game action, but coach Brett Brown didn't seem very optimistic. "I believe that it's not going to take long to play him [once he starts scrimmaging Nov. 6]," Brown said. Carter-Williams hasn't been very positive about his shoulder injury and it's still possible he doesn't hit his target date. He's not a great target in fantasy drafts while Tony Wroten should start off hot. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:24 am
  • George Hill (knee) unsure for the opener
    George Hill (knee contusion) said he won't know for a couple days if he'll be ready for the opener on Wednesday.

    Advice: An MRI was unclear to indicate the severity of the contusion. He had a contusion cost him more games than expected last year, so it's certainly possible Hill misses time. He is going to be a huge part of the offense and nothing is structurally wrong, so fantasy owners shouldn't move him too far down their boards. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:03 am
  • Jason Richardson in a walking boot
    Jason Richardson (knee, right foot) was in a walking boot on Saturday.

    Advice: Weird. He's been recovering from knee surgery, so the walking boot on his foot is something new. Richardson's story just keeps getting weirder and he probably won't be seeing action for a while. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:00 am
  • Xavier Silas, James, Lucas are waived
    Wizards waive G Xavier Silas, F Damion James and G John Lucas.

    Advice: Silas had a nice 16-point game after the Bradley Beal (wrist) injury, but the team seems to have plenty of confidence on Otto Porter and Garrett Temple to fill in. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:42 am
    Not Active
  • Raptors waive Will Cherry
    Raptors waive G Will Cherry.

    Advice: He finished the preseason just 2-of-9 from the field and 1-of-3 from the line in his last two games. Cherry was great at summer league, but it obviously didn't translate. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:59 am
  • Norris Cole starts, plays well on Friday
    Norris Cole started against the Grizzlies on Friday, scoring 14 points with two rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He needed a strong couple games and came through. Shabazz Napier was pushing Cole for minutes, but he should be in the rotation. He might actually start, but Mario Chalmers is still the better option in most leagues as a sixth man. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:38 am
  • Knicks might not keep Shane Larkin
    The Knicks may opt to not exercise the option on Shane Larkin's contract.

    Advice: The team was expected to pick up his option earlier this month, but they may want to keep the cap space. Larkin is expected to get some run in the second unit and may have value if Jose Calderon (calf) needs to miss time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:48 am
  • Evan Fournier puts up a nice line
    Evan Fournier played well off the bench against the Mavericks on Friday with 12 points, one rebound, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's on the fantasy radar as a deep-league pickup while Victor Oladipo (face) is on the mend. Fournier will handle the ball a lot and should be have some nice short-term value. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:49 am
  • Jameer Nelson returns from ankle tweak
    Jameer Nelson returned from a minor ankle tweak on Friday, finishing with four points, four rebounds and seven assists in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He just needed to be re-taped and everything is fine. Nelson had a productive preseason thanks to Raymond Felton going down, so fantasy owners missing out on point guards shouldn't hesitate to grab Jameer with their last couple picks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:47 am
  • Warriors waive Jason Kapono
    Warriors waive G/F Jason Kapono.

    Advice: When you have Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, you don't need more 3-pointer specialists. Kapono may wind up on a 10-day deal at some point. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:40 am
    Not Active
  • Warriors waive Aaron Craft
    Warriors waive G Aaron Craft.

    Advice: He had a nice run at summer league and was a leader on the court for that team, but he still has to come around from a talent standpoint. Craft will still be a pro basketball player somewhere, which is pretty cool. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:21 am
    Not Active
  • Klay Klay: Thompson scores 35 points
    Klay Thompson scored 35 points against the Nuggets during a 119-112 win on Friday, making 13-of-26 from the field with three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: Well, someone is playing like they want a max deal. The 3.5 triples per game over his last six games is not a shock, but he has a surprising 1.8 blocks per game in limited playing time over his last four. He did have a massive preseason last year, so fantasy owners shouldn't put too much stock into the past month. However, he's still a terrific guy to take in the fourth round. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:34 pm
  • Sleeper alert: Jeremy Lin drops 19 w/ 7 dimes
    Jeremy Lin looked great off the bench against the Kings during a 93-92 win with 19 points, one rebound, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's going to be a huge factor for the Lakers this season and should get his chance to produce no matter where coach Byron Scott uses him. Fantasy owners should be very aggressive in targeting Lin and he's a nice No. 2 fantasy point guard. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:50 pm
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
  • Dante Exum benched after struggling vs. Suns
    Dante Exum scored two points with one block and zero rebounds, assists or steals in 10 minutes off Utah's bench on Friday.

    Advice: Head coach Quin Snyder said he benched Exum because he was struggling with the physicality of the Suns' guards. That will be a theme for the rookie during the 2014-15 season, and it's one more reason to avoid him on draft day. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:11 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 24 pts on 8-of-12 FGs
    Gordon Hayward led Utah with 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting, five rebounds, three assists and one steal in a losing effort vs. the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: A key for fantasy owners is his shooting percentages -- he made a woeful 41.3 percent from the field while adjusting to a bigger role last season, but has made 54.8 percent of his attempts in Utah's past five exhibitions. Hayward heads into the regular season on strong footing and is the unquestioned motor of the Jazz offense, giving him reliable early-round upside. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:01 pm
  • Derrick Rose's preseason ends w/ 27-pt game
    The Bulls lost their final preseason game to the Wolves, 112-113 despite Derrick Rose's team-high 27 points, three 3-pointers, two rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes.

    Advice: D-Rose knocked down 12-of-23 FGs with three 3-pointers in just 32 minutes, and one of his triples brought Chicago within a basket in crunch time. Don't look now, but D-Rose averaged 28.5 points in the Bulls' final two exhibitions and looks primed for opening night. There have been no concerns about his surgically repaired knee so his preseason can be deemed an unqualified success. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:35 pm
  • Jameer Nelson suffers ankle injury
    Jameer Nelson suffered an apparent ankle injury against the Magic on Friday and went to the locker room.

    Advice: He had a warm ovation from the Magic fans, but he's likely done for the night. Nelson's ankle injury looked minor, so he is probably not going to miss much time. Stay tuned for an update after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:08 pm
  • Oladipo out indefinitely with facial fracture
    Victor Oladipo will be out indefinitely after suffering a facial fracture during Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Oladipo received an accidental elbow to the face during Thursday's practice, and is set to undergo surgery on Saturday. This is a devastating blow for one of our favorite breakout candidates, and this news likely means that Evan Fournier will be the starting two-guard, with Ben Gordon seeing minutes off the bench. We'll wait for more news on this situation, but this bumps Victor out of top-60 consideration in standard leagues. It has been an offseason of injuries for the NBA this year. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:45 am
    Injured
  • Jason Richardson may not play this season
    76ers head coach Brett Brown stated during a recent interview that he feels "it will be a challenge" for Jason Richardson (knee) to suit up this season.

    Advice: Richardson wasn't able to suit up all of last season, and only made it through 33 games the previous year, so if he were to play there would definitely be some serious rust to shake off. Richardson is in the final years of his career, and it really doesn't make sense for the veteran to play any games for a tanking (rebuilding?) 76er squad. Whether he plays or not, he's certainly not worth wasting a draft pick on in almost any format. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:42 am
  • Jeremy Lin locked in for fantasy value
    Jeremy Lin is expected to see heavy minutes for the Lakers at point guard.

    Advice: With Nash out last year, Kendall Marshall ranked third among all NBA players in assists per game, so Lin is going to have a massive opportunity -- he's also more talented as a scorer. There was never a doubt that Lin was going to get minutes in the 20s and he was already a steal around 100 in drafts, but now owners can look to grab him in the late-middle rounds. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:30 pm
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
  • George Hill (knee) out on Thursday
    George Hill (knee) will not play on Thursday against Charlotte.

    Advice: He is fine and should be ready for the opener. Hill has a lot on his plate and will have to run the offense a heck of a lot more. If he can stay healthy, he could wind up being a very strong No. 2 fantasy point guard. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:08 pm
  • Norris Cole nearing deadline for extension
    Norris Cole and the Heat are closing in on the October 31st deadline for a contract extension.

    Advice: "I only can control what I can control," said Cole. "That's being professional and making sure my play on the court is the best it can be, and everything else I'm sure will take care of itself." Cole has taken over starting point guard duties in Miami, and is hoping to ink a new multi-year deal. He could be a steal in later rounds of standard drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:43 pm
  • Reggie Jackson (wrist) practices on Thursday
    Reggie Jackson (wrist) practiced on Thursday.

    Advice: Jackson admitted that he "didn't feel comfortable" after practice on Monday, but he made it back to the practice floor on Thursday and is expected to play in the team's preseason opener. With Durant sidelined till December at the earliest, Jackson's fantasy value may be at its peak. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:03 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams eyes Nov 13 return
    Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) is planning to return to action when the 76ers take on the Mavericks on November 13, according to sources.

    Advice: This news would have the reigning Rookie of the Year missing just over a week of the regular season, so fantasy owners shouldn't be too concerned about him missing the start of the season. There is a chance that the Sixers will be cautious with MCW and hold him out beyond his targeted return date, so fantasy owners with an open spot would be wise to grab Tony Wroten as a short-term fill-in. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:31 am
  • Mark Jackson thinks Klay Thompson worth max
    Former Warriors head coach Mark Jackson said that he thinks Klay Thompson is worth a max contract.

    Advice: As the deadline to keep Thompson from becoming a restricted free agent after the 2014-15 season approaches, Jackson made his feelings clear about his former player. "He’s a guy that will make a boatload of money and in my opinion the best two-way shooting guard in the world, and it’s not even close," Jackson said. "He’s got to get [the max contract]." Thompson has had a strong preseason and is a safe early-round target for fantasy owners due to his three-point shooting prowess. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:48 am
  • Jeremy Lin plays well...off bench again
    Jeremy Lin came off the bench again on Wednesday and had 13 points, three rebounds, five assists and a block on 5-of-9 shooting in 25 minutes.

    Advice: We still don't know if Lin or Ronnie Price will start on opening night, but we're still listing Lin at No. 1 on the depth chart. Even if he comes off the bench, he should get the majority of minutes and is still the guy you'll want to target on draft night. We're hoping he's coming off the bench as a precaution for his tender ankle, but it sounds like Byron Scott is considering using Lin with the reserves. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:40 pm
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
  • Dion Waiters scores 15 with three treys
    Dion Waiters hit 6-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, three rebounds, zero assists and a steal on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's averaging 14 points and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games and looks like a decent value pick later in drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:58 pm
  • Shane Larkin starts, scores five in win
    Shane Larkin started at point guard against the Wizards on Wednesday, posting a line of five points, four boards, four assists and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: John Wall made him look pretty bad and Larkin's lack of size was a factor tonight. Still, coach Derek Fisher likes his speed and ability to penetrate, so he should be in the rotation. Unless Jose Calderon (calf) misses time, Larkin won't be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:31 pm
  • Victor Oladipo (MCL) not a lock for opener
    Victor Oladipo (sprained MCL) is "hopeful" that he can play in Orlando's season opener, but he remains day-to-day.

    Advice: Oladipo returned to practice on Monday and the Magic would like to see him on the court for Friday's finale, but they won't risk playing him at less than full strength. The Magic open their regular season vs. New Orleans on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:24 am
    Injured
  • Michael Carter-Williams does non-contact work
    Michael Carter-Williams (right shoulder) went through non-contact portions of Tuesday's practice, but there's still no timetable for his return.

    Advice: "It was good watching [Carter-Williams] direct an offense and take part in some non-physical drills," Brown said. "He's engaged. He's with the team. He is just not doing anything physical." MCW's high turnovers and low percentages are already a challenge in category-based leagues, and his nebulous timetable after shoulder surgery makes him a shaky option with so many healthy PGs available on draft day. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:45 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
    Tuesday, 11:41 pm
  • Jeremy Lin has 15 pts w/ five dimes off bench
    Jeremy Lin returned from two sprained ankles on Tuesday, notching 15 points (including 8-of-10 FTs), four rebounds, five dimes and two steals off the Lakers' bench.

    Advice: Ronnie Price started at PG and coach Byron Scott said he likes how Lin has played with the second unit. Lin was returning from injury and we still expect him to get the nod on opening night. He'll hold solid value even if he does begin the season the focal point of the second unit's offense, and the return of Nick Young could also bump him back into the starting five. If you drafted Lin, or plan to, there's no need to panic. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:57 pm
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
  • Norris Cole starts again at point guard
    Norris Cole started again at point guard on Tuesday, while Mario Chalmers came off the bench at shooting guard.

    Advice: It looks like Cole has won the PG job in Miami, and while he had just seven points, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer on 3-of-4 shooting tonight, he played just 14 minutes. He's a nice, cheap option at point guard in the later rounds of your draft. Especially if Chalmers is playing shooting guard, and Shabazz Napier is struggling (0-for-7 tonight). Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:27 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
    Tuesday, 6:49 pm
  • Jeremy Lin not starting on Tuesday
    Jeremy Lin, who has missed three straight games with a sprained ankle, said he will start on Tuesday, but it's not going to happen.

    Advice: Ronnie Price will start in his place, but Lin is expected to return from a three-game absence with a sprained ankle off the bench. The Lakers are running very thin at point guard and if Lin can stay healthy this season, he's going to get a ton of minutes and production. He looks like an enticing sleeper pick once the big names are gone. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:01 pm
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
  • Norris Cole playing through back tightness
    Norris Cole is expected to start on Tuesday despite dealing with tightness in his back.

    Advice: Cole may start at PG for Miami on opening night, but he faces competition for minutes from both Mario Chalmers and rookie Shabazz Napier. Given the uncertainty surrounding his role and playing time, fantasy owners are better off leaving him undrafted in typical leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:34 pm
  • Reggie Jackson (wrist) doubtful for Tuesday
    Reggie Jackson (bruised wrist) "didn't feel comfortable" after practicing on Monday, but he's expected to be ready for OKC's season opener.

    Advice: It sounds like he'll sit out again vs. the Jazz on Tuesday, but this injury doesn't affect his fantasy projection. He'll be a major part of the Thunder offense while Kevin Durant is out, and even with KD active Jackson has a chance to return top-80 value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:30 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (ankles) ready to go vs. Phoenix
    Jeremy Lin (sprained ankles) will return to action during Tuesday's exhibition vs. the visiting Suns.

    Advice: "Ankles are finally feeling better," Lin wrote. "Excited to get back on the court tonight!" Steve Nash's ongoing sciatica pain has him questionable for the start of the regular season, and the starting PG job should belong to Lin all season regardless of Nash's health. He has enough statistical versatility to return mid-round value, and his late-round ADP makes him a solid value in most fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:54 pm
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
  • Tyreke plays 20 minutes in win over WASH
    Tyreke Evans played 20 minutes in Monday's win over the Wizards, making 3-of-7 from the field for 10 points with five rebounds, seven assists, five steals and three turnovers.

    Advice: A preseason 5x4 is a good way to show a player is healthy. Evans did have 5.0 dimes per game last season, but Jrue Holiday being out with a leg injury had a lot to do with that. Fantasy owners should look to grab him in the early-late rounds and shouldn't expect him to be the stud he was after the break. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:23 pm
  • Rose explodes for 30 points in 24 minutes
    Derrick Rose looked explosive as he scored 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting (including four threes) with five rebounds and three assists in just 24 minutes against the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: So much for Rose flying under the radar now. He did not have a steal or block and his non-scoring numbers weren't great, but the important part is that he had the same type of explosion we've seen in the past (including last preseason). With ADP around the turn between the second and third rounds, he's still a big time risk and it's uncertain what his ceiling will be playing on a team with strong complementary players. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:04 pm
  • Victor Oladipo back at practice on Monday
    Victor Oladipo (knee) returned to practice on Monday.

    Advice: There was little doubt that he would miss time in the regular season and now he looks to be ready to go. Oladipo did sit in some portions of practice and he might miss another preseason game, but fantasy owners can draft him as if he's healthy. He's a breakout candidate and the shift to shooting guard should help. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:08 pm
    Injured
  • Rodney Stuckey (foot) out for preseason
    Rodney Stuckey (sprained right foot) will not suit up for the Pacers' final two preseason games.

    Advice: The injury is not considered serious, and we expect him to be 100 percent for opening night. Stuckey is going to be the starting shooting guard for a Pacers team that doesn't have many offensive weapons, so he could score a lot of points this season. He's worth a late-round selection, but just know he doesn't contribute much to the stat sheet outside of points and free throw percentage. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:56 am
  • Reggie Jackson (wrist) questionable for Tues.
    Reggie Jackson (bruised right wrist) went through a full practice on Monday and there's a chance he returns for Tuesday's preseason game vs. Utah.

    Advice: Jackson has gone through multiple full contact practices without any setbacks, so we're going to say he's very probable to return on Tuesday. He's going to be asked to do a lot with Kevin Durant (foot) on the sidelines, and he makes for a solid early-late round selection in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:42 am
  • Malcolm Lee out with a sprained ankle
    Malcolm Lee (ankle) will not play against the Nets on Monday.

    Advice: He was on his way to his biggest game before spraining his ankle in his 10th minute of action on Saturday. Lee could wind up making the team, but that has a lot to do with how the 76ers handle the Jason Richardson situation. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:11 am
    Not Active
  • Norris Cole could lose some minutes
    Norris Cole could be in jeopardy of losing regular minutes with they way rookie Shabazz Napier has played this month.

    Advice: This may seem obvious, but a lot has to do with how the Heat use Mario Chalmers. He's been playing a lot of minutes at shooting guard because the Heat have some depth issues there. Meanwhile, Napier has been one of the best rookies in the preseason. If Chalmers does start at point guard, the minutes for Cole are going to be very tough to come by. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:49 am
  • Dante Exum quiet in start at PG w/ Burke out
    Dante Exum started at PG on Sunday and finished with five points, four rebounds, five assists, one steal and four turnovers in 28 minutes vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: He made 2-of-7 field goals (0-of-4 from deep) and only started because Trey Burke was given the night off. As a 19-year-old with minimal professional experience and a backup role, fantasy owners are right to be skeptical of his value as a rookie. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 10:31 pm
  • Hayward, Favors rested in road loss to Lakers
    Gordon Hayward and Derek Favors each played 12 minutes before sitting out Utah's loss in L.A. as a precaution.

    Advice: Hayward racked up eight points, three assists and three steals, and Favors was equally impressive, but the Jazz predictably lost their footing once they were pulled by coach Quin Snyder. Both of Utah's cornerstone players should see an uptick in playing time for Tuesday's road game vs. the Thunder. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 9:14 pm
  • Jeremy Lin sits out again w/ sprained ankle
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) will sit out Sunday's exhibition, as expected, allowing A.J. Price to start at PG.

    Advice: Lin is likely to start at PG even if Steve Nash's nerve damage subsides prior to opening night, which seems very doubtful. He averaged 15.6 points, 1.4 threes, 3.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.2 steals on a 36-minute-per-game basis with Houston last year, which should set fantasy owners' expectations for 2014-15. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 4:59 pm
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
  • Reggie Jackson out again w/ bruised wrist
    Reggie Jackson (bruised right wrist) will sit out again vs. the Wolves on Sunday.

    Advice: Jackson was close to play on Friday and he's gone through full workouts without any setbacks, so his absence is simply a precaution. With Jeremy Lamb (heel) also on the sidelines, there should be ample minutes available for Andre Roberson, Sebastian Telfair, Anthony Morrow and Michael Jenkins. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 3:02 pm
  • Kings pick up option on Ben McLemore
    The Kings picked up their $3.2 million option on Ben McLemore's contract on Sunday.

    Advice: He had a rough game on Saturday, but did well overall in preseason thus far. If McLemore can stave off Nik Stauskas, he may be worth a spot in deep leagues, but a timeshare looks imminent, making it tough to own either in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 11:50 am
  • Klay Thompson (rest) out Sunday vs. Houston
    Klay Thompson (rest) will not play in Sunday's exhibition game vs. Houston.

    Advice: Klay has been lights out this preseason, shooting 53.6 percent from the field, and a ridiculous 58.6 percent from 3-point range through five preseason games. He's a primary piece of Golden State's offense, and they weren't willing to include him in any deal, even if it would have netted them Kevin Love. Thompson is set to have another great year, and could see his assist total rise a bit in the Warriors new ball-movement oriented offense. Target him in the early rounds and don't look back. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 10:46 am
  • Dion Waiters will continue to be aggressive
    Dion Waiters will continue to be aggressive for Cleveland, but not to the detriment of the team.

    Advice: "I got to be aggressive. That's me. That's who I am, but I'm not going to do anything to hurt the team," Waiters said. "If I feel as though I'm shooting too much, I'm going to look for guys. I'm going to try to play the game in different ways. I took the shots that were given to me." Waiters has led the Cavs in total shot attempts through four preseason games, however, those stats are a bit inflated as LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love have all sat out certain games. Waiters will get a lot of open looks playing next to the aforementioned superstars, and he could be a nice source of 3-pointers this season. He looks like a decent late-round selection in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 9:30 am
  • Jeremy Lin's end in HOU not how he envisioned
    Jeremy Lin's exit from Houston was not how he envisioned it, but he's not bitter towards the franchise that traded him for close to nothing.

    Advice: "When I first got [to Houston], I was supposed to be the guy and they were supposed to kind of hand the torch to me," said Lin. "And I ended up getting traded away basically for nothing. Actually, they had to give up a draft pick to convince someone else to take me. Pretty much given away for nothing. Definitely not how I envisioned it." Jeremy Lin is now in a much better situation in LA, and with Steve Nash unable to stay healthy, Lin will see heavy minutes in the Lakers' rotation. He makes for an excellent late-round selection with plenty of upside. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 19, 7:28 am
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
  • Ben McLemore stinks on Saturday
    Ben McLemore made just 1-of-7 from the field for four points on Saturday.

    Advice: He was actually playing well in the preseason, so we can't bash him here. Still, McLemore is not worth drafting in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 18, 10:48 pm
  • Malcolm Lee sprains his ankle
    Malcolm Lee suffered a left ankle sprain on Saturday and did not return.

    Advice: He has a chance to make the team, but he's falling behind guys like Elliot Williams and K.J. McDaniels for minutes. Lee can be ignored in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 18, 9:11 pm
    Not Active
  • Norris Cole gets outshined by Napier
    Norris Cole played just 17 minutes against the Spurs during a 111-108 win on Saturday with seven points, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: The Heat went to the line a whopping 47 times tonight because of Shabazz Napier taking 14 of them. Cole is still likely to be ahead of Napier, but the gap is closing. Neither are worthy of drafting in most leagues, but Cole does take a mild hit in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 18, 8:55 pm
  • Evan Fournier puts up a dud vs. Philly
    Evan Fournier made 1-of-6 from the field against the 76ers on Saturday for two points, one rebound, one assist and two steals in 27 minutes.

    Advice: It wasn't a great game for him after being rested on Wednesday. Fournier is going to come off the bench and spell Victor Oladipo (knee), but he'll have some ball-handling opportunities. Fantasy owners can give him a look late in 16-team drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 18, 7:17 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
    Oct 18, 6:41 pm
  • Jameer Nelson (rest) out for Saturday's game
    Jameer Nelson (rest) is out for Saturday's exhibition game.

    Advice: He has looked like the leading candidate to start at PG for the Mavs early on and has looked strong in the preseason. He is slowly making his way up draft boards and may be worth a look late in drafts, even with Raymond Felton and Devin Harris in town. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 18, 3:39 pm
  • Victor Oladipo (knee) has 'vigorous' workout
    Victor Oladipo had a "vigorous" workout before Saturday's game against the Sixers, according to team beat writer John Denton.

    Advice: He's not going to play in the game, though. There was never much of a concern with his mild MCL sprain considering he played through the injury without knowing it, but this is concrete proof he'll be on the court for game action soon. He's a breakout candidate and is worth a look around pick 50. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 18, 2:59 pm
    Injured
  • Rodney Stuckey (foot) is out on Saturday
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) will sit out on Saturday according to coach Vogel.

    Advice: His foot is just sore and the Pacer's are going to be cautious with him during the preseason. consider him day-to-day for now and expect him to be ready for the season. Stuckey is penciled in as the starting SG for the Pacers this season so if you are in need of a pure scorer, he is worth a late-round pick. C.J. Miles and Chris Copeland are the starting wings on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 18, 2:36 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (ankle) unlikely for Sunday's game
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) is unlikely to suit up for Sunday's exhibition against the Jazz.

    Advice: He was spotted getting up some jumpers at Saturday's practice which is a good indication that he is making progress from his recently sprained ankle. We expect him to be ready for the season opener and the Lakers are just being cautious at the moment. Lin projects as a solid late-round selection as he should see plenty of minutes in LA's backcourt this season. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 18, 1:25 pm
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
  • Dion Waiters continues to lead team in shots
    Dion Waiters had led the Cavaliers in shot attempts in every preseason game thus far, a trend that head coach David Blatt doesn't see continuing.

    Advice: "I don’t think he should lead the team in shots. On the other hand I don’t really care. I just want us to take good shots and make them. But we’ll look at it. It’s something we really should look at it and we will," said Blatt. Waiters obviously won't get that many looks once the season starts as LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving should get the bulk, but Waiters' aggressiveness could translate to some quality three-point numbers in the fantasy world. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 18, 8:06 am
  • Hayward scores 22 points, hits all 12 FTs
    Gordon Hayward lit up the box score in Friday's 101-97 preseason loss to the Clippers, scoring 22 points on 4-of-7 shooting (2-of-4 3PTs, 12-of-12 FTs) with six rebounds, four assists and six steals.

    Advice: Keep in mind that these games are loose and often generate pinball statistics. Hayward looks the part after his time with Team USA and has early round upside with a nice and safe mid-round floor. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 17, 11:38 pm
  • Thompson scores 29 points in loss to Heat
    Klay Thompson scored 29 points on 10-of-21 shooting (including four threes) with two rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in Friday's preseason loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Thompson is going to hang a bunch of these on the opposition this year. David Lee added 24 points with six rebounds and Stephen Curry had a slow night with seven points on 2-of-10 shooting and an otherwise full stat line. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 17, 11:02 pm
  • Nelson getting comfortable as Mavs starter
    Jameer Nelson scored 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting (including four threes) with four rebounds and three assists over 29 minutes in Friday's exhibition win over the Cavs.

    Advice: Raymond Felton is out with a high ankle sprain and he'll be serving a suspension to start the year, but even when he returns Nelson is a cut above Felton and may be able to sustain this type of workload. If you had previously written off the Dallas backcourt due to it being a three-headed monster, and you're desperate for a low-end point guard, Nelson is worth a look. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 17, 8:45 pm
  • Cole to start over Chalmers again on Friday
    Norris Cole will start at point guard instead of Mario Chalmers in Friday's exhibition against the Warriors.

    Advice: All Eric Spoelstra would offer about the decision to local media was, "Just trying to get to know our team." There's been a lot of smoke surrounding Chalmers' disappearing act this preseason and owners should consider the possibility that Cole is moving in on the job. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 17, 4:37 pm
  • Reggie Jackson (wrist) out Friday vs. Toronto
    Reggie Jackson (wrist) will not play in Friday's preseason game vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Coach Scott Brooks said that Jackson is "close" to making a return to the court, so this wrist injury seems very minor. Jackson will need to step it up in a big way while Kevin Durant (foot) is on the sidelines, and he's well worth a late-round selection in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 17, 3:53 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (ankle) hopeful to play Sunday
    Jeremy Lin (ankle) is hopeful that he'll be able to suit up for Sunday's preseason game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: The Lakers could certainly use him back, as they've been running with Ronnie Price as their starting point guard with both Lin and Steve Nash (back) on the sidelines. While Lin may not enter the season as the team's starting point guard, he still makes for an intriguing late-round selection with some upside, as there's basically no way Nash makes it through a full season. Lin should be able to offer some assists, steals, and 3-pointers to a fantasy squad, while hitting free throws at an efficient rate. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 17, 12:54 pm
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
  • Dante Exum has his best line as a pro
    Dante Exum had his best game as a pro on Thursday against the Lakers, making 3-of-6 from the field for 13 points, one rebound, six assists, no turnovers and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He made all six attempts from the line and was a huge plus off the bench. The Lakers have been lost on defense, so this terrific game does come with a grain of salt. He's going to start the season slow, but maybe he'll be on the radar in a couple months. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 10:39 pm
  • Gordon Hayward carves up the Lake Show
    Gordon Hayward scored 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go with four assists, four steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer on Thursday.

    Advice: It sure does help to go against the Lakers, but this was Hayward's best game. He added some muscle to his frame and it should help his field goal percentage. He could put it all together and be a top-20 player this season. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 10:30 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 18 points in 17 minutes
    Klay Thompson continued his magnificent preseason on Thursday with 18 points, four rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's ridiculous right now. Thompson is 13-of-20 from beyond the arc and has an unbelievably efficient 69.8 effective field goal percentage on the preseason. He's looking to cash in during his contract season and will have no problem putting up top-50 value this season. It's just a bonus that he hasn't missed a game due to injury in his career. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 9:27 pm
  • Derrick Rose shoots 3-of-9 from the field
    Derrick Rose shot 3-of-9 from the field for 10 points with four rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and two turnovers.

    Advice: He's been at 33.3 percent or lower in three of his five preseason games and clearly still has not found his shot. The good news is that he looks great out there with respect to his quickness and the rust is staring to come off. There are too many risks to grab him in the first three rounds of fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 8:41 pm
  • Tyreke Evans plays 20 minutes, drops 7 dimes
    Tyreke Evans made his preseason debut in the starting shooting guard spot on Thursday, scoring 10 points with four rebounds, seven assists, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: His hamstring strain kept him on the sidelines until now and he's dealt with a handful of hammy problems in his career. Evans is fully expected to start at small forward and won't be facilitating the offense as much as he did tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 7:52 pm
  • Tyreke Evans starting at SG, Babbitt at SF
    Tyreke Evans (hamstring) will start at shooting guard against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: Luke Babbitt will start at small forward tonight and the move is due to Eric Gordon (back spasms) sitting out. Evans is very unlikely to be as effective as he was down the stretch last season, so he's more of a late-round flier. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 4:20 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (hamstring) probable on Thursday
    Tyreke Evans (hamstring) is probable to play against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: He is likely going to start at small forward this season because John Salmons and Darius Miller aren't exactly starting-caliber players. Evans was attacking at the rim at will down the stretch and had a sky-high usage rate of 28.3 percent in the last month of the season, but he won't have the ball nearly as much. The Pelicans have a lot of players back, so Evans is more of a late-round target. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 9:23 am
  • Victor Oladipo will not play Fri. vs Pistons
    Victor Oladipo (knee) will not play against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: With the start of the regular season right around the corner, it's beginning to look like we may not see Oladipo play in an exhibition game. While it would be nice to see the second-year player on the court before opening night, there have been no indications that he'll return this preseason. He remains a high-upside target in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts now that Jameer Nelson is out of the picture. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 8:09 am
    Injured
  • Knicks pick up Shane Larkin's 3rd year option
    The New York Knicks have decided to pick up Shake Larkin's third-year contract option, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

    Advice: After going back and forth, the Knicks have decided to guarantee the $1.67 million on his Larkin's for the 2015-16 season. The 22-year-old is averaging 2.5 points and 1.5 assists in 20 minutes per game during the preseason and isn't much of a standard league fantasy option unless Jose Calderon goes down with an injury. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 16, 7:55 am
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