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  • Andrew Bogut (groin) practices in full Tues
    Andrew Bogut (groin) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: It looks like Bogut will be good to go for Thursday's season opener against the Clippers, but he won't be worth owning in most leagues while Brook Lopez is healthy. 43 minutes ago
  • Julyan Stone (groin) practices in full Tues
    Julyan Stone (groin) went through a full practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: This is the first time we've seen Stone get through a full practice since suffering the groin injury, so perhaps he'll be able to take the floor in Wednesday's season opener against Detroit. If cleared to play, he'd likely split the backup point guard minutes with Malik Monk, but it's unlikely he'd be able to churn out much fantasy value in that role. 52 minutes ago
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) takes contact Tues
    Patrick Patterson (knee) went through the contact portions of Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: This it the first time Patterson has gone through contact work at practice, so maybe he'll be able to get out there for Thursday's season opener against New York. However, as long as Carmelo Anthony and Paul George are healthy, Patterson won't be receiving many minutes in OKC's rotation. Today, 12:33 pm
  • Raymond Felton (wrist) takes contact Tuesday
    Raymond Felton (wrist) participated in the contact portions of Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: It looks like Felton is on track for Thursday's season opener against the Knicks, but as long as Russell Westbrook is healthy, Felton will be irrelevant in all leagues. Today, 12:31 pm
  • Anthony Davis (illness) probable for opener
    Anthony Davis (illness) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's season opener against Memphis.

    Advice: We doubt that an illness will keep Davis off the floor for New Orleans' season opener, so owners shouldn't be fretting over this report. Check back for official confirmation on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Today, 12:08 pm
  • Andrew Harrison will start on Wednesday
    Andrew Harrison will start at shooting guard in Memphis' regular-season opener vs. New Orleans on Wednesday.

    Advice: Through 18 starts last season, Harrison only managed to produce averages of 8.1 points, 3.9 assists, 2.5 boards and not much else on 29.3 percent shooting, so him getting the start doesn't really move the needle at all in fantasy hoops. Today, 11:45 am
  • Wayne Selden (quad) a game-time call Weds
    Wayne Selden (quad) will be a game-time decision in Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Selden was able to get through most of Tuesday's practice, so maybe he'll be able to get out there for opening night. Andrew Harrison has already been named the starting two-guard for Wednesday, so if Selden does play, he'll likely be splitting minutes with Harrison off the bench, which is not ideal in terms of fantasy hoops. Today, 11:37 am
  • Casey implies Miles will come off the bench
    Dwane Casey implied that C.J. Miles will be coming off the bench in Toronto's season opener against Chicago on Thursday.

    Advice: Casey said that Miles has "done a great job as a bench leader," which would strongly suggest that Norman Powell will open the year as Toronto's starting three-man. Miles could be considered a 3-point specialist in deep leagues, but Powell is the guy you want to target in 12-team settings. Today, 11:28 am
  • Taurean Prince will start in season opener
    Mike Budenholzer confirmed that Taurean Prince will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's season opener against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Joining Prince in the starting five will be Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore, Ersan Ilyasova and Dwayne Dedmon. Prince looked great through the preseason, and he's all set up for a career-year as the unquestioned starting small forward in Atlanta. Don't hesitate to get him active for Week 1. Today, 11:25 am
  • Chris Paul (knee) says he'll play in opener
    Chris Paul (knee, shoulder) confirmed after shootaround that he'll be on the court for Houston's season opener against Golden State on Tuesday.

    Advice: "It's cool," Paul said of his knee, "7:30, I'll be there." The Rockets took it easy on the 32-year-old veteran through the preseason, but with the games actually meaning something now, CP3 will see his usual starter minutes tonight san restrictions. Feel free to fire him up. Today, 11:22 am
  • Pels expect Allen (ankle) to play Wednesday
    Coach Alvin Gentry said that he expects Tony Allen (ankle) to play Wednesday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: Allen did not play in the Pelicans preseason finale last Friday due to soreness in his ankle. Even when Allen is fully healthy, the Pelicans will limit his minutes in hopes of keeping the 35-year old fresh for the full season. Allen only has value as a steals specialist in deep leagues. Today, 10:32 am
  • Ross (hamstring) hopeful for Wednesday
    Coach Frank Vogel said Terrence Ross (hamstring) practiced on Tuesday and will be re-evaluated on Wednesday, but hopes to play in the season opener vs. Miami.

    Advice: After being considered questionable earlier in the week, it appears Ross is trending in the right direction. However, we'll have to wait for an update after shootaround on Wednesday. This could come down to a game-time decision. If Ross is unable to play, Jonathon Simmons would likely draw the start and would be an intriguing DFS play. Today, 10:06 am
  • Ryan Arcidiacono to be backup PG in opener
    Coach Fred Hoiberg confirmed that Ryan Arcidiacono would be the team's backup point guard in their season opener vs. Toronto.

    Advice: The Bulls are extremely thin at point guard due to injuries to both Kris Dunn (finger) and Cam Payne (foot). Chicago signed Kay Felder on Monday after he was released by the Cavs, but Arcidiacono will handle most of the minutes behind starter Jerian Grant on opening night. However, Arcidiacono is not on the fantasy radar, as his playing time will be limited as long as Grant avoids injury. Today, 9:32 am
  • Multiple teams interested in Baldwin
    The Rockets, Pelicans and Knicks are among the teams that have expressed interest in Wade Baldwin.

    Advice: Baldwin, the No. 17 pick in the 2017 draft, was surprisingly waived by the Grizzlies this week. Just 21 years old, he possesses plenty of upside and will likely land with a new team shortly. Today, 7:39 am
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  • Warriors sign G Quinn Cook to two-way deal
    The Warriors have signed G Quinn Cook to a two-way contract.

    Advice: There obviously won't be much of an opportunity for Cook to play with the Warriors this season, assuming Steph Curry stays healthy. Cook will likely spend most of the season in the D-League and can be ignored in all fantasy formats. Today, 6:11 am
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  • Grizzlies waive Wade Baldwin
    The Grizzlies have waived Wade Baldwin.

    Advice: Baldwin is a highly capable backup point guard, so he should be able to find another team willing to extend him a contract offer. Yesterday, 2:58 pm
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  • Bogut (groin) sits out Monday's scrimmage
    Andre Bogut (groin) did not participate during the scrimmage portion of Monday's practice.

    Advice: Bogut was able to get through all the other aspects of Monday's practice, and with the Lakers season opener not taking place until Thursday, he still has a good amount of time to get himself ready. However, he won't be playing enough minutes behind Brook Lopez this season to make a difference in 12-team leagues. Yesterday, 1:00 pm
  • Terrence Ross (hamstring) could miss opener
    Terrence Ross (hamstring) could miss Wednesday's season opener vs. Miami.

    Advice: Ross had a hamstring issue last week and missed some preseason action, so it sounds like he tweaked it again. He wasn't able to practice on Monday and Magic beat writer John Denton said his status is in doubt, though Ross himself was a little more optimistic. If Ross is unable to play, Jonathon Simmons will likely be the biggest beneficiary and is coming off a phenomenal preseason, while Jonathan Isaac could also get a bump. Coach Frank Vogel is hopeful that Ross will practice on Tuesday, so that's when his owners can expect another update. Yesterday, 10:25 am
  • Update: Grizzlies to waive Wade Baldwin
    Updating a previous report, the Grizzlies will waive Wade Baldwin.

    Advice: The Grizzlies tried to find a trade partner, but nothing materialized. Baldwin is only 21, so another NBA team will likely take a chance on him. Yesterday, 9:05 am
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  • Woj: Grizzlies will cut or trade Wade Baldwin
    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Grizzlies will either waive or trade Wade Baldwin before the roster cutdown deadline on Monday evening.

    Advice: This means that Mario Chalmers and Andrew Harrison will make the final roster. The No. 17 pick in the 2017 Draft, Baldwin made just 33 appearances as a rookie with averages of 3.2 points, 1.8 assists, 1.4 rebounds and 0.5 steals in 12.3 minutes, shooting 31.3 percent from the field. Woj adds that the Grizzlies have acknowledged that they made a mistake by drafting Baldwin and are happy to move forward with Chalmers and Harrison as Mike Conley's backups. Yesterday, 8:10 am
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  • Chris Paul (knee) not on HOU injury report
    Chris Paul (knee, shoulder) will practice on Sunday and he's not on the injury report for Tuesday's season opener vs. Golden State.

    Advice: Houston has taken it easy on Paul this preseason -- he sat out Friday's game and finished averaging 10.3 points in three appearances. He also had 2.3 triples, 8.3 assists and 2.7 steals in those games, despite playing limited minutes, and he should have another elite fantasy campaign in the Rockets' blistering offense. We're taking him off the injury report. Sunday, 9:20 am
  • Terrence Ross back at practice
    Terrence Ross was back at practice on Saturday.

    Advice: He missed Thursday's workout and he did not play due to an illness. Jonathon Simmons may have gained some ground on Ross to help the identity of how the Magic want to play. Plus, now that both Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic are shooting treys, they don't need Ross for spacing as much. Still, Ross is a decent last-round flier in deeper leagues. Saturday, 11:48 am
  • C.J. Miles scores 27 points vs. Bulls
    C.J. Miles scored 27 points with three rebounds, one assist and six 3-pointers against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: The Raptors really want to shoot more 3-pointers this year, which is why Miles could possibly start on this team. He likely won't be doing anything else and he's still going to give minutes to Norman Powell and maybe even Delon Wright, so he's only a last-round specialist. Friday, 8:37 pm
  • Chris Paul will not play Friday as precaution
    Chris Paul (knee, shoulder) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: It's for precautionary reasons, according to coach Mike D'Antoni. Paul only has a knee bruise and a shoulder issue kept him out on Monday, but there's almost no reason to worry here. He and James Harden continue to share the workload as playmakers and they are being staggered, so CP3 is still a second-round pick. Friday, 3:23 pm
  • Julyan Stone out again for Friday night
    Julyan Stone (groin) won't play against the Mavs on Friday.

    Advice: That means we may get a heavy dose of Malik Monk vs. Dennis Smith Jr. tonight. While DSJ figures to have a minutes limit, Monk may get some good run. Friday, 1:45 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (groin) out on Friday night
    Andrew Bogut (groin) will not play against the Clippers on Friday night.

    Advice: The Lakers were initially resting him, but he's been on the injury report for a groin injury for over a week now. Considering how frequently he's hurt, the Lakers will be restricting his minutes all season. Friday, 11:23 am
  • Wayne Selden (quad) will not play Friday
    Wayne Selden (quad) will not play Friday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Although he won't suit up on Friday, Selden is making progress. He said he's feeling "much better" and went through an extended workout after Friday's shootaround. It appears he's on track to play in the season opener. He should see plenty of minutes over the first month of the season, as Ben McLemore (foot) is not expected back until mid-November. Friday, 10:22 am
  • Taurean Prince scores 11 points in 23 minutes
    Taurean Prince scored 11 points with four rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

    Advice: It's becoming clear that Prince is going to be a key part of the offense. In his previous four preseason games, he had a 23.4 usage rate, which crushes his 17.1 from his rookie year. He's still got some work to do on finishing around the basket, but he's been able to get good shots and he'll be taking a bunch of treys. He's a great target in the middle rounds. Thursday, 6:47 pm
  • Wayne Selden questionable for Friday
    Wayne Selden (quad) is questionable to play against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He did not play on Wednesday, but this injury sounds more precautionary than anything else. Selden should be in the rotation and could be asked to score in double digits for a team that is missing some of its wing depth. He's only worth a look in very deep leagues. Thursday, 4:53 pm
  • Chris Paul doubtful to play against Spurs
    Chris Paul (bruised left knee) is doubtful to play against the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: He was also on the injury report for a bruised right shoulder, but Paul did play 32 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday. CP3 didn't play well in that game, but he is still handing out assists at a solid rate while the Houston offense should lead to a lot of treys. He's a solid second-round pick. Thursday, 3:15 pm
  • Patterson getting closer to playing
    Patrick Patterson (knee) went through some non-contact work on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Billy Donovan said Patterson is getting closer to playing every day. His knee scope likely makes him questionable to play in the opener, but the Thunder won't need him while Carmelo Anthony and Paul George are healthy. Thursday, 12:46 pm
  • Raymond Felton progressing
    Raymond Felton (wrist) went through non-contact work on Thursday.

    Advice: He sprained his wrist back on Oct. 8 and has yet to play in preseason games since. Felton is going to back up Russell Westbrook and should see minutes in the teens this year. He won't have enough upside to be considered as a stash to Westbrook in most leagues. Thursday, 12:44 pm
  • Terrence Ross (illness) doubtful for Friday
    Terrence Ross (illness) is not expected to play against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: He had a minor hamstring injury earlier in the preseason, but it sounds like Ross is over his leg ailment. Jonathon Simmons has shined in the second unit and perhaps coach Frank Vogel will go with a defense-first approach in certain spots this season. Ross is really just a last-round flier. Thursday, 11:52 am
  • Tony Allen (ankle) won't play on Friday
    Tony Allen (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: It's just soreness, so he should be OK for the opener. This game is in Memphis and owner Robert Pera announced today that the team will retire The Grindfather's No. 9 jersey at some point in the future. This year, the Pelicans will likely limit his minutes at times, so it's tough to use him in fantasy even if he starts. Thursday, 11:47 am
  • Chris Paul (shoulder) scrapes off rust vs MEM
    Chris Paul (bruised right shoulder) logged 32 minutes on Wednesday, posting nine points, six assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and one rebound.

    Advice: Paul sat out Monday's exhibition and wasn't at his best tonight, shooting 3-of-12 from the field with four turnovers. With an ADP in the 14-15 range, Paul remains a rock-solid fantasy option -- on a per-game basis, he's finished top-10 or better for the past decade. Wednesday, 9:49 pm
  • Andrew Harrison fills up boxscore as starter
    Andrew Harrison started for the Grizzlies on Wednesday, finishing with a team-high 17 points, six rebounds, four steals, three 3-pointers and two assists in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The second-year guard started alongside Mike Conley, James Ennis, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol, as coach David Fizdale continues to experiment with his wing rotations. Harrison is an intriguing player at 6'6" with PG skills, but we'll need to see sustained value before recommending him -- after all, he shot 32.5 percent from the field as a rookie. Wednesday, 9:43 pm
  • Wayne Selden (quad) sits out Wednesday
    Wayne Selden (quad) didn't play on Wednesday but he "might be good to go for Friday," according to Grizzlies writer Peter Edmiston.

    Advice: It sounds like this was more of a precautionary absence. Memphis doesn't have much depth on the wings, and Selden has been impressive throughout the offseason, so he's worth keeping an eye on in deeper formats. Wednesday, 9:34 pm
  • Julyan Stone (groin) out again Wednesday
    Julyan Stone (groin) did not play in Wednesday's exhibition vs. Boston.

    Advice: Steve Clifford said there's no way Michael Carter-Williams (knee) will be ready for opening night, so Stone has a slim chance to earn backup minutes out of the gate. Even so, he's a non-factor in fantasy leagues while Kemba Walker is healthy, especially if Malik Monk continues to show promise as a backup PG. Wednesday, 7:02 pm
  • Julyan Stone out again
    Julyan Stone (hamstring) will not play against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Hornets are going to give Malik Monk a longer look at point guard tonight, which could be an option for them during the season. Wednesday, 3:35 pm
  • Chris Paul (shoulder) will play on Wednesday
    Chris Paul (right shoulder contusion) is good to go for Wednesday's exhibition against Memphis.

    Advice: Paul sat out Monday's preseason game with this minor shoulder issue, but head coach Mike D'Antoni acknowledged that he would have played through it if the game mattered. He's fine and will make for an excellent early-round selection on draft day. Wednesday, 10:42 am
  • Andrew Bogut hopeful for opening night
    The Lakers are hopeful that Andrew Bogut (groin) will be ready to play on opening night.

    Advice: Luke Walton said Tuesday that Bogut should be ready to go, but it doesn't mean much in fantasy now that Brook Lopez is the starting center for the Lakers. Tuesday, 6:08 pm
  • Terrence Ross (hamstring) out Tuesday vs. SAS
    Terrence Ross (hamstring) will not suit up for Tuesday's preseason game against the Spurs.

    Advice: Hamstring injuries can easily turn into lingering issues, so the Magic will wisely be keeping Ross the sidelines for these exhibition games. He should be fine once the regular season rolls around, and he's someone to consider towards the later rounds on draft day for those seeking some 3-point shooting. Tuesday, 3:17 pm
  • Wayne Selden (quad) doubtful for Wednesday
    Wayne Selden (right quad) is doubtful to play in Wednesday's exhibition against Houston.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly when Selden suffered this quad injury, but this is probably just a precautionary move from the Grizzlies. Selden will have a tough time finding meaningful minutes in Memphis' crowded backcourt, so he can't be considered a viable target in most settings. Tuesday, 3:10 pm
  • Patterson (knee) will not play Tuesday
    Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Encouragingly, it sounds like Patterson is making progress in practice. Per the report: "Patterson was moving well as he did lateral slide drills and defensive closeouts to the perimeter. He also did some post-practice banging in the post with assistant coach Mark Bryant." Patterson will get minutes off the Thunder bench once healthy, but his very limited fantasy value playing behind Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. Tuesday, 10:01 am
  • Raymond Felton (wrist) out Tuesday
    Raymond Felton (wrist) will not play Tuesday vs. Denver.

    Advice: Felton sprained his left wrist in Sunday's preseason contest and did not return to the game. However, he downplayed the injury after the game and said he thinks he'll be fine. We should get a more thorough update later in the week, as the Thunder may simply be erring on the side of caution by holding him out of a meaningless preseason game. Tuesday, 9:52 am
  • Taurean Prince tallies 12 points and 5 boards
    Taurean Prince scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds in 27 minutes in Monday's win over Memphis.

    Advice: He also added one 3-pointer, two assists a game-high three steals. Prince leads the team in total minutes played over Atlanta's four preseason contests, and should continue to log heavy minutes during the regular season. He's one of our favorite sleepers in the mid-to-late rounds. Tuesday, 7:34 am
  • Julyan Stone (hamstring) out Monday
    Julyan Stone (hamstring) won't play on Monday vs. Miami.

    Advice: This is a new injury after Stone had an issue with his groin early on in camp. He's just battling soreness, so there's a good chance he's ready for the opener. Michael Carter-Williams (knee) and Marcus Paige (ankle) are both out as well, so Malik Monk could run some point tonight. Monday, 4:19 pm
  • Terrence Ross (hamstring) sitting out
    Terrence Ross (right hamstring) won't play on Monday vs. Dallas.

    Advice: The Magic said the injury isn't serious and he's likely being held out as a precaution. Ross is penciled in as a starter on the wings, but Jonathon Simmons and Jonathan Isaac could push him for minutes. Monday, 4:13 pm
  • Chris Paul (shoulder) out Monday vs. Knicks
    Chris Paul (right shoulder contusion) will not suit up for Monday's preseason game against the Knicks.

    Advice: He'd likely be playing through this if it were the regular season, but there's no reason for him to risk aggravating this minor shoulder issue with the games being meaningless. The Rockets play again on Wednesday vs. Memphis, and for now, we'll be considering CP3 questionable for that one. Monday, 2:56 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (groin) ruled out for Tuesday
    Andrew Bogut (strained groin) did not practice on Monday and will not play in Tuesday's preseason game against the Jazz.

    Advice: Bogut tends to have a tough time staying on the court, so there's no reason for the Lakers to risk turning this minor groin injury into a lingering issue. He should be fine for opening night, but he won't have much fantasy value at all while Brook Lopez is healthy. Oct 9, 1:02 pm
  • Tony Allen makes Pelicans debut Sunday
    Tony Allen made his Pelicans debut on Sunday with two points, one turnover and no other stats to his credit in 10 minutes.

    Advice: The Pelicans added the 35-year-old defensive specialist to solidify their wing rotation, but they're not going to over-work him, especially in the preseason. Rajon Rondo's core-muscle injury creates even more question marks for coach Alvin Gentry's rotation, but no matter what happens Allen is just a steals specialist. Oct 8, 6:58 pm
  • Anthony Davis has 37 & 15, makes 22-of-23 FTs
    Anthony Davis made 22-of-23 free throws en route to 37 points on Sunday, adding 15 rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in an exhibition win vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Fantasy owners have to be thrilled to see AD sinking free throws with ease. That continues a trend from last year, when he shot 80.2 percent on a career-high 8.6 attempts per game. New Orleans' offense revolved almost entirely around Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Jrue Holiday tonight, all of whom should have huge usage rates this year. The injury risk is unavoidable, but Davis' unknown upside makes him a tempting first-round target. Oct 8, 6:57 pm
  • Raymond Felton exits game with sprained wrist
    Raymond Felton left Sunday's preseason game with a sprained left wrist, and he will not return.

    Advice: Felton said after the game that he thinks he'll be fine, and with a little over a week to go for the start of the regular season, he has plenty of time to recover. That being said, he'll be playing limited minutes off the bench behind Russell Westbrook this year, so there's no way he'll be an impact player in fantasy hoops. Oct 8, 2:28 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (strained groin) out Sunday
    Andrew Bogut (strained groin) won't play on Sunday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: If this was a regular season game, Bogut would likely be available. Expect the veteran center to compete with Ivica Zubac for the backup center role behind Brook Lopez, but he won't have any fantasy appeal. Oct 8, 10:18 am
  • Julyan Stone (groin) sits out practice
    Julyan Stone (groin) was held out of Sunday's practice.

    Advice: It sounds like a maintenance day as he's expected to play on Monday vs. Miami. Stone is third on the point guard depth chart and isn't close to being on the fantasy radar. Oct 8, 10:07 am
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