NBA Player News and Fantasy Analysis

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (sprained right thumb) will participate in Wednesday's preseason game against the Warriors.

    His minutes may be limited, but it's good news that Davis has the green light from head coach Frank Vogel. Davis should be one of the first selections in fantasy drafts.

    Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter

  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant will not participate in Wednesday's game against the Thunder for rest reasons.

    Brandon Clarke and Jae Crowder will be rested as well. Morant is a very intriguing rookie but expectations should be tempered early on.

    Source: Memphis Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk, who has a right knee bruise, practiced Wednesday on a limited basis.

    Olynyk had already been ruled out for the rest of preseason. He should be worth targeting in the later rounds.

    Source: Shandel Richardson on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving, who missed time with a facial contusion, practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play on Friday.

    This is good news for his availability going forward. Irving should be selected by the second round this season in most leagues.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Terrence Ross
    SG, Orlando Magic

    Terrence Ross, who was dealing with an ankle sprain, practiced on Wednesday.

    Ross could play in Thursday's preseason game as well. He was a solid reserve last season, scoring 15.1 points to go with 3.1 rebounds.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic, who had a left ankle sprain, practiced on Wednesday and could play Thursday against the Heat.

    This is positive news for Vucevic owners. He should be one of the first few centers selected in fantasy drafts.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw missed practice and will have an MRI on his injured knee.

    Raptors coach Nick Nurse does not believe that it's a serious injury. Either way, McCaw is not very valuable in fantasy.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson will miss Thursday's game against the Magic as he works on conditioning.

    This has been an ongoing story during Heat training camp. Johnson was expected to play on Monday but was held out of that game as well. He only projects as a bench player at this point.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Michael Frazier II
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Michael Frazier II, who has a right ankle sprain, will not play during Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

    Frazier has missed about two weeks with this injury. He is not a major fantasy target in any case.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Evan Turner
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Evan Turner, who has dealt with left Achilles pain, has been labeled as probable to play on Wednesday.

    This has been a nagging issue for Turner but does not seem too serious. Turner doesn't carry much fantasy appeal as a reserve for the Hawks.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kadeem Allen
    SG, New York Knicks

    Kadeem Allen is questionable to face the Hawks on Wednesday due to a strained right foot.

    Allen has been fighting this injury for much of training camp. Allen showed some good range last season, but how much playing time he gets going forward is in question.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jalen Jones
    G, Washington Wizards

    The Wizards have signed guard Jalen Jones to an Exhibit 10 contract.

    Jones averaged 5.1 points and 2.1 rebounds for the Cavs last campaign. He is off the fantasy radar at this point.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter

  • Ray Spalding
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Rockets forward Ray Spalding will miss Wednesday's game with the Spurs due to a left calf strain.

    Spalding was recently claimed off waivers by the Rockets but now finds himself on the injury report. He's not worth drafting in standard leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Hollis Thompson
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    Hollis Thompson will miss Wednesday's game against the Suns due to right hip bursitis.

    Tyler Lydon (right hip inflammation) and Tyler Ulis (right groin strain) will also be held out. None of them are recommended fantasy options at this point.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Justin Anderson
    SF, Washington Wizards

    The Wizards have waived forward Justin Anderson.

    The team also waived Jemerrio Jones and Phil Booth. Booth will head to training camp with the Go-Go of the G League.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter