• Brandon Ingram
    F, Los Angeles Lakers

    Brandon Ingram (right arm DVT) is expected to return for the start of next season, and he’ll be looking to build on a campaign that saw him post top-160/225 fantasy value in 8/9-cat leagues.

    Ingram scored a career-high 18.3 points per game on a solid .497 from the field, but he’s still got too many stat set issues for our liking. A foundational player averaging 33.8 mpg should be able to produce more than 0.5 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.6 3-pointers per game, or at least improve on a .675 mark from the line or 2.5 turnovers a night. We’re looking at a worse, more-hyped version of Andrew Wiggins. He did go on a great scoring run when LeBron was sidelined by his groin injury, but even that month with 19.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game on .509 from the field could only get him inside the top-140 in 8-cat leagues. Ingram lost four games to suspension, missed seven games with a left ankle sprain and sat out the final 19 games of the season after being diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis in his right arm and undergoing surgery. He figures to go overvalued in drafts again next year, and really only has appeal as a relatively efficient scorer who can chip in popcorn stats occasionally.

Fantasy News

  • Ryan Anderson
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Ryan Anderson may spend some time at backup center this season.

    Though Anderson has typically been a power forward throughout his career, the Rockets think he can function as a capable small-ball five to open up driving lanes for their star guards. "It’s definitely a role we talked about here. I think it’s something I can be really effective at. This team can play in a lot of different ways. I think center could be a good title now," Anderson said. He's a 3-point specialist in deep formats but the fact that he'll have a new route to playing time increases his stock marginally.

    Source: Houston Chronicle

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. was a full participant in Saturday's practice.

    Typically there's no need to update a player who played in their last game, but Carter has dealt with multiple injuries throughout the offseason and tweaked his thumb prior to Thursday's preseason finale. Fantasy managers should keep their fingers crossed that WCJ can keep this clean bill of health throughout the season, as the talented sophomore has top-60 upside if everything breaks right for him.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Shaquille Harrison
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Shaq Harrison (hamstring) was able to return to a full practice on Saturday.

    Harrison battled the injury throughout preseason but he looks to be getting healthy at the right time. Consider him a viable option for steals in deep formats, though he won't play enough to impact standard-sized leagues outside of pure streaming situations.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Donte Grantham
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    The Clippers have waived Donte Grantham.

    Grantham, who was on a two-way contract with the Thunder last season, surfaced with LA but couldn't win a spot on the opening night roster. Expect him to head to the G League.

    Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter

  • Caleb Martin
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    The Hornets have given a two-way contract to Caleb Martin.

    Martin is the brother of Hornets' draft pick Cody, and he's done well to crack the final roster after agreeing to a partially guaranteed deal in July. We wouldn't expect to see him log much time this season but Martin could find minutes if the Hornets start benching their veterans.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Chandler Hutchison
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Chandler Hutchinson (left hamstring strain) is still not ready to be given an appropriate timetable to return.

    Bulls head coach Jim Boylen said he has been encouraged by his progress over the past few days, but is not near returning. Hutchinson will be primarily backing up Otto Porter at small forward and does not need to be drafted in standard leagues.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

  • Ahmed Hill
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    The Hornets have waived guard Ahmed Hill, who was on a two-way contract.

    Charlotte opened up a two-way contract slot to give to Caleb Martin. Hill is likely headed for the G League, though he may land with another organization given the two-way contract shuffling that will happen in the next few days.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Ivan Rabb
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies have waived Ivan Rabb, Miles Plumlee and Bennie Boatwright.

    The most interesting name here is Rabb, who showed flashes of productivity whenever the Grizzlies were ravaged by injuries over his two seasons. The big man was once a top prospect despite his draft night slide two years back and it wouldn't be surprising to see another team take a chance on him. While Boatwright is headed to the G League, Plumlee's prospects are far murkier. There's no change to the fantasy landscape here.

    Source: Grizzles PR on Twitter

  • Jarell Martin
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavs have reportedly waived Jarell Martin.

    Cleveland is now down to a 13-man roster so expect a move that could actually impact the rotation in the coming days. Martin drew some preseason starts at center for the Cavs and should find a new home shortly as one of the better players currently available.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Kenny Gabriel
    F, Atlanta Hawks

    The Hawks have waived Kenny Gabriel and Mark Ogden Jr.

    NBA teams are thinning out their rosters and Gabriel and Ogden did not make the cut. Gabriel spent his last season playing in Turkey and may look to explore playing overseas once again.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter