NBA Player News and Fantasy Analysis

  • 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

  • Stephen Curry
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    According to Marcus Thompson II, the Warriors are not expecting to engage in much load management with Stephen Curry.

    Curry will be even more vital to the success of the Warriors this season. As a result, the team is being proactive in managing his fatigue and soreness but does not plan to rest him for full games too often. This appears to be good news for Curry's already high fantasy value.

    Source: Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum will miss the Hornets' matchup with the Pistons on Wednesday due to right Achilles soreness.

    The Hornets are hopeful that Batum will be ready for the regular season. Batum could have some value in the late rounds, but he was held to 9.3 points per game last season.

    Source: Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Anzejs Pasecniks
    C, Washington Wizards

    The Wizards have signed center Anzejs Pasecniks to an Exhibit 10 deal.

    It's likely that Pasecniks will end up in the G League. However, with Ian Mahinmi injured it makes sense for the Wizards to add some depth.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter