• Blake Griffin
    F, Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin, initially listed as probable, is starting on Wednesday night.

    If you were waiting for final confirmation, here it is. Griffin missed shootaround but never seemed to be in danger of missing this one.

    Source: Alan Horton on Twitter

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  • Bruno Caboclo
    SF, Houston Rockets

    Despite a strong finish to his 2018-19 season, Bruno Caboclo was once again an afterthought in 2019-20.

    Perhaps Caboclo's solid play in Memphis was a bit of a mirage, as it came for a shorthanded, rebuilding team. With the Grizzlies back at full strength this year Caboclo was not a regular, and he would go on to play just five games after being traded to Houston. The per-minute production — 0.4 steals and 0.6 blocks in 8.1 mpg — remains intriguing but Caboclo just can't seem to break into a rotation full-time. The fact that he shot a horrid .143 from deep doesn't help matters going forward. Optimistic fantasy players can keep holding on in very deep dynasty leagues but it's hard to endorse Caboclo for more than that at this point. He closed the year as a top-375/355 (8/9-cat) per-game option.

  • Chris Clemons
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Chris Clemons was able to sneak inside the top-400 in the 2019-20 fantasy season.

    Clemons had some nice moments when Russell Westbrook and James Harden (or both) were out of the lineup but ultimately he was Houston's third option at PG. He did knock down 1.1 triples in just 8.7 mpg, so he fits Houston's system, but he's not someone to keep track of outside of extremely deep leagues.

  • DeMarre Carroll
    SF, 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.

  • Tyson Chandler
    C, 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.

  • Michael Frazier II
    SG, 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.

  • William Howard
    F, 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.

  • Ryan Broekhoff
    SF, 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

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, 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

  • RJ Barrett
    SF, 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.

    Source: SNY

  • Myke Henry
    PF, 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.

    Source: Sportando

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