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  • 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
  • J.J. Redick scores 21 points in losing effort
    The Clippers fell to the Warriors on Tuesday despite J.J. Redick's preseason-high 21 points, three 3-pointers, three assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were both resting so Redick took on a heavier offensive load, sinking 6-of-15 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs, though he failed to grab any rebounds in 33 minutes. When healthy he's a decent late-round option in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas leads Suns w/ 26 pts off bench
    Isaiah Thomas led the Suns with 26 points in Tuesday's road win, hitting 6-of-12 FGs and 12-of-13 FTs in just 31 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: IT3 made two 3-pointers while adding four rebounds, one assist and two steals to round out his evening. Jeff Hornacek has been open about his willingness to experiment with a three-guard lineup, pairing Thomas with starters Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe. Even if that idea gets shelved, Thomas has enough per-minute upside to justify a pick in the late-middle rounds. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Gerald Green drops 21 points in 20 minutes
    Gerald Green poured in 21 points in just 20 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday, making 5-of-15 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs with four 3-pointers, one rebound, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: Green said recently that he anticipates less playing time this year, and that his scoring will fluctuate from night to night depending upon matchups. He's not worth owning unless you're in need of a points-and-3s specialist. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:03 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
  • 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
    Yesterday, 9:57 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
  • Damian Lillard gets eight boards, 18 points
    Damian Lillard finished Tuesday's win vs. Denver with 18 points, two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals.

    Advice: Lillard only grabbed eight rebounds in two regular-season games last year, and it would be a welcome surprise if he built on last year's average of 3.5 per game. You'll need to spend a second round pick to own Thrillard this season. 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
  • Nate Robinson (ACL) still on 15-minute limit
    Nate Robinson started at PG in place of Ty Lawson (hamstring) on Tuesday, but he finished with just four points and two assists in nine minutes.

    Advice: Denver's medical staff had Nate on a 15-minute limit, which should slowly increase during the first few weeks of the regular season. The 30-year-old is coming back from ACL surgery, and his backup role all but guarantees he won't help fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Russell Westbrook double-doubles in loss
    Russell Westbrook hit 6-of-16 shots for 14 points, five rebounds, 11 assists and two steals in 27 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: He hasn't really blown up offensively yet, but the games haven't counted yet, either. He's going to be a monster as long as his knees hold up, and could lead the league in scoring with Kevin Durant sidelined indefinitely. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:03 pm
  • Jordan Farmar out with back injury
    Jordan Farmar will miss Tuesday's game due to a back injury.

    Advice: He was hurt in Saturday's game and there has been some talk about him having trouble with nerve pain. We'll monitor him going forward, but for now Farmar should be considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:11 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
  • 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
    Yesterday, 3:30 pm
  • Jimmer Fredette unlikely to receive PG duties
    Pelicans coach Monty Williams wants Jimmer Fredette to focus on scoring with the second unit, with Tyreke Evans or Austin Rivers handling the ball.

    Advice: "You are trying to take advantage of Jimmer’s ability to score," Williams said. "When he plays point, they pressure him full court, so you’re getting into your offense later than you want to." He doesn't seem particularly keen on Rivers as a ball-handler either, so Tyreke Evans may serve double-duty as a starting PF and backup PG. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:50 pm
  • John Wall (knee) will return Wed. in New York
    John Wall (left knee tendinitis) said that he'll play in Wednesday's exhibition.

    Advice: He could have played on Monday but rested as a precaution, which was a big reason reserve guard Garrett Temple logged 42 minutes. Wall is coming off a career-best year with averages of 19.3 points, 1.3 triples, 4.1 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.8 steals, racking up first-round fantasy value with zero DNPs all season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:38 pm
  • Hawks waive G Jarell Eddie
    Hawks waive G Jarell Eddie.

    Advice: Eddie went undrafted out of Virginia Tech and he's a longshot to earn a guaranteed contract with an NBA team this year. With the regular season a week away, the Hawks have trimmed their roster to 15 players. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:20 am
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