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  • Aaron Holiday plays 17 minutes in loss
    Aaron Holiday returned from an illness on Tuesday and hit just 3-of-12 shots and 1-of-6 3-pointers for nine points and four assists.

    Advice: Holiday missed Friday's game with an illness, but he was out there tonight, mostly misfiring his shots. He's still not likely to get enough minutes to make a fantasy dent, and tonight's performance didn't do much for us to change our mind about his outlook. He probably belongs on your league's waiver wire. Yesterday, 6:40 pm
  • Edmond Sumner returns, scores 11 for IND
    Edmond Sumner returned from an illness on Tuesday and hit 5-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 11 points, two rebounds, four assists, a steal, a block and four turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He's had a nice training camp for the Pacers and he might be the backup shooting guard in Indy, possibly beating out Justin Holiday. But you'd have to be in a pretty deep league to draft him in fantasy right now. Yesterday, 6:37 pm
  • Darius Garland plays through ankle injury
    Darius Garland came off the bench for 16 points, four assists, two 3-pointers and one turnover in 25 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was coming off an ankle injury and looked good tonight, although the lack of assists from both Garland and Collin Sexton (two assists) is concerning in terms of fantasy. But both of the young guards should score a lot of points this season. Yesterday, 6:29 pm
  • Collin Sexton scores 20 in preseason loss
    Collin Sexton hit 7-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer on his way to 20 points, two rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 31 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: He started and once again showed that he's a capable scorer, but the consistent lack of assists remains a big issue. Darius Garland came off the bench for 16 points, four assists and two 3-pointers, and the fact the two point guards only combined for six dimes remains an issue for the Cavs. Sexton is a better points league target than in eight- and nine-cat leagues. Yesterday, 6:27 pm
  • Tremont Waters scores 24 points in win
    Tremont Waters, playing on a two-way contract, got hot Tuesday and hit 10-of-16 shots and 3-of-8 3-pointers off the bench on his way to 24 points, two rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He's going to spend a lot of time in the G-League, but he was feeling it tonight as he and Carsen Edwards combined to score 54 of the Celtics 118 points. Of course, none of the big names were playing for the Celtics and this was just a preseason game, and the reality is that Waters is going to struggle to play a big role in the rotation. Yesterday, 6:24 pm
  • Carsen Edwards blows up for nine triples
    Carsen Edwards started and played just under 21 minutes on Tuesday, hitting 10-of-16 shots and 9-of-15 3-pointers for 30 points, three rebounds, a block and one turnover in a preseason win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The rookie from Purdue lit up the third quarter with 28 points on 9-of-12 shooting and hit 8-of-11 3-pointers in the quarter. His teammates have been raving about his ability from beyond the arc and it was on full display tonight. He's got a real chance to provide the Celtics with instant offense off the bench and while there's some risk involved with drafting him, using a late-round flier on Edwards makes sense, especially after tonight's awesome shooting show. Yesterday, 6:21 pm
  • Dante Exum (knee) won't play on Wednesday
    Dante Exum (knee) will not play in Wednesday's preseason finale against the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: He'll likely be limited to begin the year and is not a guy to target in fantasy hoops. Yesterday, 3:29 pm
  • Mavs waive G Dakota Mathias
    The Mavs have waived G Dakota Mathias.

    Advice: He never had a real chance of making the regular-season roster. Yesterday, 3:24 pm
  • De'Aaron Fox (back) won't play Wednesday
    De'Aaron Fox (back) will sit out Wednesday's exhibition against Melbourne United.

    Advice: Fox's back is a little tight, so the Kings will hold him out of this non-NBA matchup and meaningless game, but he'll be fine for opening night. He should take another step forward in his third NBA season, so he makes for an alluring, early-round target. Yesterday, 3:13 pm
  • Justin Robinson (ankle) doesn't practice
    Justin Robinson (ankle) did not practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He tweaked his ankle during Sunday's exhibition, but Scott Brooks said he doesn't think it's too serious. It wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out Friday's preseason finale, though. Yesterday, 1:52 pm
  • Lakers waive David Stockton
    The Lakers have waived David Stockton.

    Advice: They needed to cut someone in order to open up a roster spot for Reggie Hern, but Hern will likely meet the same fate once the regular-season tips. Yesterday, 12:12 pm
  • Kyle Lowry (thumb) practices fully
    Kyle Lowry (thumb) practiced fully on Tuesday.

    Advice: Lowy has yet to make his preseason debut after having thumb surgery in July. However, he continues to make progress and head in the right direction. It seems he is on track to suit up for the Raptors on opening night. Yesterday, 11:49 am
  • Frank Ntilikina (groin) probable for Wed
    Frank Ntilikina (groin) practiced on Tuesday and is listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Ntilikina was unable to practice on Monday due to a sore groin, which raised some red flags, considering he missed 31 of the final 33 games last season due to a nagging groin issue. However, the Knicks downplayed the injury, and it appears they were truthful. We'll see how much playing time Frank logs on Wednesday, as Dennis Smith Jr. (back) is expected to make his preseason debut. Yesterday, 11:33 am
  • Dennis Smith Jr (back) probable for Wednesday
    Dennis Smith Jr. (strained lower back) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: DSJ was sidelined for each of the Knicks first two preseason contests, but it looks like he will make his debut on Wednesday. It will be interesting to see if coach David Fizdale inserts Smith into the starting lineup, and how he divvies up minutes at point guard throughout the evening. Yesterday, 11:20 am
  • Celtics resting their starters on Tuesday
    Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Enes Kanter, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis will all be rested Tuesday vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: Jayson Tatum (illness) is also not traveling with the team, so Boston will be extremely shorthanded Tuesday night. Rookie such as Carsen Edwards, Grant Williams, Tremont Waters and, yes, Tacko Fall should see all the minutes they can handle. Yesterday, 9:54 am
  • Dejounte Murray not worried about extension
    Dejounte Murray says he is not worried about signing an extension prior to the start of the regular season.

    Advice: The Spurs have until Oct. 21 to ink Murray to a rookie-scale extension. "My mind is not on that at all," Murray said after practice Monday. "Obviously, I want to be here for as long as I can, but those are things I can’t control. What I can control is getting better, learning and being a great person, being Dejounte Murray." Over the SPurs first three preseason games, Murray has shown some rust, averaging 8.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 17.2 minutes, while shooting just 36.4% from the floor. Yesterday, 6:58 am
  • Doncic scores 21 (and hits FTs) in Mavs win
    Luka Doncic stuffed the stat sheet with 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, but did commit six turnovers in the Mavs victory over OKC on Monday night.

    Advice: Doncic is picking up right where he left off, posting solid all-around numbers. Moreover, it's encouraging to see him knock down his free throws. After shooting just 5-of-10 from the FT stripe in Dallas' first preseason game, Luka was 10-of-11 from the stripe in Game 2 and knocked down nine of his 11 attempts on Monday. Yesterday, 6:42 am
  • Mike Conley dishes out six assists in loss
    Mike Conley played 25 minutes in Monday's 128-115 loss to Sacramento, scoring six points (2-of-8 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with six assists and two rebounds.

    Advice: Conley continues to struggle with his shot, as he's making just 29.2% of his shots from the field and 30.0% from beyond the arc during the preseason. The veteran guard is capable of contributing in other areas, as evidenced by his six assists Monday night. But a big reason why the Jazz brought Conley in was to get improved production at the point guard position, which would take some of the pressure off of Donovan Mitchell. Hopefully Conley can get going scoring-wise before the start of the regular season. Monday, 9:51 pm
  • Donovan Mitchell scores 22 points vs. Kings
    Donovan Mitchell shot 8-of-15 from the field and 5-of-6 from the foul line in Monday's 128-115 loss to Sacramento, scoring 22 points with five rebounds, two assists and one three-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: While Mitchell has shot nearly 49% from the field during the preseason, he's struggled to knock down three-pointers. The third-year guard shot 1-of-6 from distance Monday night, and for the preseason he's shooting just 21.4% with an average of 4.7 three-point attempts per game. Mitchell still has high value in both eight and nine-category leagues, but he'll be even better with improved perimeter shooting numbers. Monday, 9:46 pm
  • Yogi Ferrell chips in with ten points vs. UTA
    Yogi Ferrell accounted for ten points (3-of-7 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 19 minutes as the Kings beat Utah, 128-115.

    Advice: With Cory Joseph getting the night off, Ferrell put forth a solid effort off the bench as the Kings beat the Jazz in Salt Lake City. Unfortunately for him, he's still going to struggle for minutes once the regular season begins due to Sacramento's depth on the perimeter. As a result, Ferrell doesn't provide much value from a fantasy standpoint. Monday, 9:41 pm
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