December 22, 2018, 2:54 pmAllen CrabbeG/F, Brooklyn Nets
Allen Crabbe (right knee soreness) has been ruled out for Sunday's game.
Crabbe will miss his sixth straight game. This was expected as the team will get Monday and Tuesday off for Christmas, so he can get in a few extra rest days. A return on Wednesday against Charlotte is looking more and more likely. Rodions Kurucs set a new career-high with 24 points on Friday and should continue to get opportunities Sunday along with DeMarre Carroll and Shabazz Napier.
Source: Greg Logan on Twitter
July 11, 2020, 1:58 pmDeMarre CarrollSF, Houston Rockets
DeMarre Carroll fell way off the map in 2019-20, seeing action in only 21 games between the Spurs and the Rockets.
Carroll got his act together in Brooklyn after a poor run following a big contract with the Raptors, so it's surprising to see how quickly he was out of an NBA rotation. After 140 games and 80 starts across two seasons with the Nets, Carroll signed with San Antonio after they were spurned by Marcus Morris. He was never a consistent member of the rotation and signed with Houston after being bought out. He has the 3-and-D profile that fits with the Rockets' style but is only an emergency depth piece. After a couple years of standard-league appeal, DC finished as a top-450 player. His next landing spot will determine his fantasy outlook but standard-league GMs don't need to be waiting eagerly for Carroll's next move.
July 11, 2020, 1:48 pmTyson ChandlerC, Houston Rockets
Tyson Chandler was a non-factor in 2019-20, setting career-lows with 26 games and just 8.4 minutes per contest.
Chandler's been in decline for a few years now and playing for a team that is all-in on center-less basketball was the death knell for his deep-league appeal. Chandler could be a decent source of rebounds on strong percentages from the field in even modest minutes but it looks like his days as a fantasy asset are over.
July 11, 2020, 1:34 pmMichael Frazier IISG, Houston Rockets
Michael Frazier logged eight games with the Rockets in 2019-20, finishing as a top-475 fantasy option.
It's hard to judge any player who gets so little run, but Frazier managed 0.3 steals and 0.3 triples in just 8.2 mpg. That may bode well for his long-term future as a potential fantasy option in deep leagues, but we can cross that bridge when he carves out a full rotation spot.
July 11, 2020, 1:30 pmWilliam HowardF, Houston Rockets
William Howard made just two appearances in his first NBA season, placing him outside fantasy's top-510.
There were only 514 players who showed up in the fantasy season, but Howard's lack of playing time is more to blame than anything. Howard previously played at the top level in France and made the Jazz roster as the 15th man to open the year. He was waived in October and signed to a two-way contract with the Rockets in late December. He has a solid track record of 3-point shooting but can't be considered a fantasy option next year.
July 11, 2020, 11:43 amRyan BroekhoffSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Ryan Broekhoff (personal) did not travel with the team to Disney and his status for the restart is uncertain.
Broekhoff was picked up by the Sixers a couple of weeks ago as emergency depth. He played 10.8 minutes per game for the Mavs this season prior to being cut in favor of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and sported per-36 numbers of 14.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.0 triples. Hopefully all is well with the second-year wing from Austrailia.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
July 11, 2020, 11:27 amKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker will have have restrictions during the seeding games but is expected to be a full-go for the playoffs according to head coach Brad Stevens.
Walker has missed consecutive games on three separate occasions and 13 games overall with the knee issue since January so the Celtics will try to be cautious with him. It's somewhat worrisome that his knee is not yet at full strength after the four month hiatus so hopefully there are no setbacks.
Source: Keith Smith on Twitter
July 11, 2020, 11:11 amRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
Mike Woodson was interviewed a second time by the Knicks on Friday as they are expected to make a final decision by July 31.
The Knicks' candidate list is in the teens and it's anyone's guess which direction they go although some say Tom Thibodeau is the current favorite. Woodson also appears to be high on their list since he got a second interview and was the coach of the Knicks the last time they made the playoffs in 2013.
July 11, 2020, 9:03 amMyke HenryPF, International
Myke Henry has signed with Italian club, Pallacanestro Trieste.
Undrafted in 2016, Henry played 20 games for Memphis in the 2017-18 season and spent this past season playing for the Thunder's G League team where he averaged 13.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.1 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.1 triples while shooting 53.0 percent from the field. The 27-year-old may be back in NBA Summer League action next season.
July 11, 2020, 1:36 amStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry was limited to just five games in the 2019-20 season because of a left hand fracture.
Curry was a consensus first-round pick and was set to post some crazy numbers without Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson soaking up shots, but an unfortunate injury destroyed the plans for the Warriors and fantasy GMs everywhere. He finished as a top-25/30 per-game player, while his total value landed him around the top-390 mark. Expect Curry to come off draft boards in the first round again next season despite this lost campaign.
July 11, 2020, 1:32 amMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
Marquese Chriss revived his career with the Warriors in 2019-20, averaging 9.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 1.1 blocks in 20.3 mpg on .545 shooting.
Chriss flashed strong fantasy potential when he was being given minutes as a potential core player for the Suns, but he's been an afterthought since. The injury-riddled Warriors provided Chriss a great proving ground and he may have played his way into their future plans. Following the trade of Willie Cauley-Stein and the perpetual absences for Draymond Green, Chriss was able to string together a handful of weeks as a top-60 option. He might not reach those heights again but there should be no complaints about a top-135 campaign from a player who looked to be on his way out of the league entirely just a year ago.