• Cameron Payne
    G, Chicago Bulls

    Cameron Payne will start at PG on Wednesday against the Hornets.

    Payne has only been truly given the reigns at PG for one game this season and he produced 17 points, 3 rebounds and four assists. Expect a 25-30 minute role for the 24-year-old and potential for better than top-150 value going forward making him ownable in 12-team leagues.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies have exercised the third-year options on power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. and shooting guard Grayson Allen, the team announced in a news release on Monday.

    Jackson was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 draft and averaged 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds last season as a rookie. He and rookie point guard Ja Morant are expected to lead the Grizzlies into the post Mike Conley and Marc Gasol era. Allen meanwhile, was traded to the Grizzlies as part of the package for point guard Mike Conley and is coming off an impressive preseason, making a case for a starting sport.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls have exercised their fourth-year option on forward Lauri Markkanen and the third-year options on center Wendell Carter Jr. and small forward Chandler Hutchison.

    All three now have their deals guaranteed through the end of next season. Markkanen averaged 18.7 points and 9.0 rebounds in 52 games last season, shooting 43 percent from the field. WCJ meanwhile battled injuries for much of last season, but still appeared in 44 games and averaged 10.3 points and 7.0 rebounds. Hutchison had a rookie season to forget after appearing in 44 games and averaging just 5.2 points and 4.2 boards

    Source: NBC Chicago

  • Josh Jackson
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies have declined the fourth-year option on small forward Josh Jackson, according to Chris Herrington of the Daily Memphian.

    The decision will now make the No. 4 overall pick in 2017 an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. Jackson was traded from the Suns to the Grizzlies this past offseason but he will begin the season with the Memphis Hustle of the G League. He is entering his third NBA season after averaging 11.5 points and 4.4 rebounds in 79 games last year with the Suns, but he should be left in the waiver wire for now.

    Source: Daily Memphian

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder (right ankle sprain) has been listed as out for Tuesday's matchup with the Lakers.

    McGruder has been out for a few weeks but might be close to returning based on the fact that he had been questionable for the opener until recently. With Paul George out for a while, McGruder could see regular minutes once he returns.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Devontae Cacok
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Devontae Cacok and Demetrius Jackson have been waived by the Lakers.

    Cacok had some nice summer league and preseason games, but it'll be tough for him to crack an NBA rotation. Demetrius Jackson has played in just 26 NBA games since being drafted in the second round three years ago.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Derrick Walton Jr.
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Derrick Walton Jr. made the final Clippers' roster and has signed a one-year, non-guaranteed deal.

    Walton has bounced around for quite a while, having played overseas last year. He's unlikely to get many minutes, but he could potentially get a championship ring if he sticks around.

    Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter

  • Shamorie Ponds
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Shamorie Ponds will join the Raptors on two-way deal after being waived by the Rockets on Saturday.

    The rookie out of St. John's will get a shot with the Raptors, or more likely their G League affiliate. In fantasy, there's no need to keep an eye on Ponds unless the Raptors find themselves in tear-down mode. He had some amazing college numbers, so there's a chance he finds success in the league.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Joe Ingles
    SF, Utah Jazz

    Joe Ingles has signed a one-year extension worth $14 million to remain with the Jazz through 2021-22.

    Ingles has thrived as a member of the starting lineup the two last seasons. Last campaign he averaged 12.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.2 steals while shooting 39 percent on threes. He should have top-90 value going forward.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis will not have his minutes restricted to begin the season, according to Lakers head coach Frank Vogel.

    Expect a fluid situation as the season goes along, but the Lakers plan to unleash their big acquisition. Davis should be the top pick in many leagues this season. His production has always been elite, but it will be interesting to see how Davis meshes with new teammates in games that count.

    Source: Bill Oram on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Lakers coach Frank Vogel stated that LeBron James will not face a minutes restriction to begin the season.

    This is good news for LeBron owners, but the situation may change as the season progresses. King James won't even be the first Laker taken in most fantasy drafts, but he is still a worthy pick within the top 10-12 selections.

    Source: Bill Oram on Twitter