• Antonio Blakeney
    SG, Chicago Bulls

    Antonio Blakeney has agreed to a deal with Jiangsu in the CBA.

    Blakeney was let go by the Bulls a couple weeks ago. A strong scorer at the G-League level, he should be able to drop some huge games in China. We'd expect to hear his name on the mid-season free agency market if all goes well overseas.

    Source: Sportando

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  • De'Andre Hunter
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    De'Andre Hunter was productive in Wednesday's win over the Knicks, scoring 15 points to go with two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

    Regarded as more of a defensive stopper than producer on offense, Hunter has shown a more developed offensive game than people have given him credit for so far through the preseason. Chances are he doesn't end up averaging over 10 points, but his play through the preseason suggests there is potential for him to. He's a fin flier pick at the end of your draft.

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len went scoreless in the Hawks' 100-96 win over the Knicks, posting nine rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal in 23 minutes.

    Len managed to somewhat salvage this line with the defensive stats and handful of assists, but the 0-7 shooting night from a starting center is still a tough pill to swallow. He's usually better than this as a scorer, and should still hold low-end fantasy value towards the end of your draft.

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins struggled with his shot in an otherwse productive game in Wednesday's win over the Knicks, fiishing with 12 points (5-of-13 shooting), 14 rebounds, two assists and a steal in 30 minutes.

    Collins hasn't shot the ball all that well so far in the preseason, part of which is due to spotty 3-point shooting (3-of-12 through four games). Most NBA players are taking advantage of the exhibition games to launch 3's at will, so this volume of poor shooting from deep shouldn't follow him too much heading into the regular season.

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young was up to his old tricks on Wednesday, finishing with 23 points (7-of-19 from the field, 8-of-10 from the line), nine assists, a steal, a block, a 3-pointer and no turnovers in 35 minutes of action.

    Its worth noting that the Hawks want to get Young up to 35 minutes per game this season, making this line a very attainable benchmark for him to hit on a night-to-night basis. There likely won't be too many games where he has zero turnovers, but it's nice to see after his rough stretch holding onto the ball to start the preseason.

  • Darius Bazley
    PF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Darius Bazley played a team-high 31 minutes in Wednesday's 119-124 preseason loss to the Grizzlies, posting seven points, nine rebounds, six assists and a steal.

    Bazley shot 2-of-8 but the playing time is worth noting considering the Thunder's depth, or lack thereof, on the wings. The rookie remains a bit of an enigma considering he opted to train privately and work at an internship with New Balance, but he certainly looks like a potential contributor. Deep-league managers should remember the name.

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside has been diagnosed with a left ankle sprain and will not return to the Blazers' game against the Jazz.

    The second injury of the night for Whiteside proved to be too much to play through, and he will likely be reevaluated in the next couple of days. There is mild cause for concern considering that he was already dealing with a sprain to this ankle. If he misses extended time, Zach Collins will soak up a ton of minutes in the middle while Mario Hezonja and Skal Labissiere could see extended run as well. Whiteside finished his night with 11 rebounds and five points in 16 minutes.

    Source: Portland Trail Blazers PR

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander put up 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and a block in Wednesday's preseason loss to the Grizzlies.

    Gilgeous-Alexander will share the backcourt with Chris Paul, at least at the start of the season, but figures to take on a larger role over the course of the year. He's gaining steam in fantasy leagues and as his ADP rises there's less room for profit, but we're down with SGA as a middle-round selection with upside.

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook just couldn't get it going in Wednesday's loss to San Antonio, scoring 14 points (5-of-13 shooting from the field, 1-4 from the line) to go with four assists, four rebounds and eight turnovers.

    Ouch. Westbrook's bad games look a lot worse when his volume scoring and playmaking is taken away, which is exactly what James Harden did tonight. He's a confounding player for fantasy managers to consider around the second round where he is being taken. No, he won't be this bad every night, but when he is, you will not have a good time.

  • Mike Muscala
    PF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Mike Muscala was cooking on Wednesday night, scoring 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting in only 14 minutes of action.

    Muscala knocked down 4-of-6 threes to do his damage. He remains a quality stretch big for fantasy purposes and should threaten top-200 numbers given the state of OKC's depth chart up front.

  • Dennis Schroder
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    With Chris Paul out on Wednesday, Dennis Schroder moved into the starting five but disappointed with eight points (3-of-9 shooting) and six assists.

    Schroder added two threes and a steal so it wasn't a total waste but DFS players were hoping for much more. Though there are questions about his fit with CP3 and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander around, Schroder still figures to play a ton as the team's sixth man and could be in for a big finish if Paul gets traded or shut down. He's a fine selection in the last few rounds of all drafts. Danilo Gallinari also had an off night, going 3-of-12 from the field en route to 16 points and 10 rebounds.