• Anthony Tolliver
    F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Anthony Tolliver had a quiet season finale on Wednesday, scoring three points on 1-of-5 shooting in 21 minutes of action.

    Tolliver's make came from behind the arc, as you'd imagine. The veteran stretch four was bounced from the rotation early in the year and then came back late as Minnesota's playoff hopes faded, though he couldn't replicate his standard-league run during last year's second half with Detroit. He was a top-350 per-game player and a top-300 guy in terms of total value in his 64 games, though there wasn't much appeal besides 1.3 triples per game out of a frontcourt spot.

Fantasy News

  • Shaquille Harrison
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls will be without Shaq Harrison and Chandler Hutchison for Thursday's preseason finale as they continue to battle their respective hamstring injuries.

    Harrison returned to a full practice on Monday so his continued absence is a bit surprising, but we're expecting him to return for the regular season given that the Bulls haven't reported any setbacks. Hutchison was expected to be out for longer than Harrison and his opening night is in jeopardy, though the team should issue an update in the coming days. Neither player is on the radar in leagues with fewer than 20 teams.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls will try and get their starters four stints in Thursday's preseason finale, except for Wendell Carter Jr., who is expected to get around 24 minutes of playing time.

    Carter just made his preseason debut on Sunday and was limited to 17 minutes, so the Bulls will continue to ease him in after he underwent core muscle surgery and then battled a tailbone injury in the offseason. The talented sophomore remains a strong middle-round pick with upside in fantasy drafts, but DFS players may want to look for higher-minute options as teams run dress rehearsals in their final preseason contests.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Pascal Siakam
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Pascal Siakam's representatives are on the way to Toronto and will discuss a contract extension in the coming days, according to Michael Grange of SportsNet.

    This follows a report from Chris Haynes that called a Siakam extension "almost a certainty," and both sides have been public in their desire to get a deal done. While Siakam is almost surely aiming for a max contract, the Raptors may not want to go quite that high in hopes of leaving as much cap space as possible for the summer of 2021. Even so, Siakam is the team's next building block and this doesn't figure to turn into a contentious negotiation. The deadline for an extension is October 21.

    Source: SportsNet

  • Terence Davis
    G-F, Toronto Raptors

    Nick Nurse expects Terence Davis to start the season playing mostly off-ball at shooting guard.

    The Raptors have a quality PG duo in Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet, and Davis is competing for third-string minutes with Cam Payne. Rather than have the rookie sit on the bench, the Raptors will try and develop him at shooting guard in order to get him some minutes in the rotation. Though limited time at point guard limits Davis' fantasy potential, he showed an interesting stat set this summer and is worth a late look in leagues with 20 or more teams.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams has been placed in concussion protocol, though he was riding a stationary bike at Thursday's practice.

    Williams left Tuesday's game after getting hit in the head with an errant elbow from Kevin Love. He was competing for the starting center spot but that seems likely to go to Daniel Theis now. Williams will be an excellent source of blocks in deeper leagues but he's not someone that needs to be drafted in 12-team formats.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Jayson Tatum
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum, who missed Tuesday's game in Cleveland with an illness, returned to practice on Thursday.

    Tatum will be ready to go for the regular season and is shaping up as a solid top-50 pick with upside.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Nick Nurse said he's still undecided about starting Norman Powell or Fred VanVleet at shooting guard, and that the situation could change game-to-game.

    The current consensus is that VanVleet spends the most time starting, but Powell makes more sense in matchups against larger two-guards. Patrick McCaw may also factor in, assuming his recent knee injury doesn't keep him out of action for long. VanVleet makes for a nice draft target in the late-middle rounds while Powell can be considered a last-round dart in 12-team formats.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Zak Irvin
    PG, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have signed guard Zak Irvin.

    Irvin played with the Knicks' G League affiliate in Westchester last season and was with New York for Summer League, but he's not going to make the final roster with the big club. Expect another transaction that sends him down to the G League before the season starts.

    Source: Zak Irvin on Twitter

  • Matt Morgan
    G, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors have signed guard Matt Morgan.

    The Raptors are now back at the full 20-man roster limit, but this is going to be a move with the G League team in mind. Morgan should be waived in short order, and head down to Raptors 905. There is no fantasy impact here.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Mike D'Antoni revealed that Russell Westbrook has "a couple" dislocated fingers.

    Westbrook was sporting a wrap on his right pinky and the injury isn't expected to affect his availability at all. Though news of an injury like this isn't what fantasy players want to hear, it doesn't sound like Westbrook is concerned about it. "It’s all right. I learned a long time ago when I first got in the league, point guard fingers are always going to be f—ed up. That’s just what it is." Continue drafting Westbrook as usual in the lead up to the season.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter