• Dante Exum
    G, Utah Jazz

    Dante Exum (sprained left ankle) missed Wednesday's practice as he was undergoing a re-evaluation of his ankle.

    Well if you're going to miss practice, at least that's a good reason. Exum was able to go through a partial practice on Wednesday and we should get another update on his potential return tomorrow. Today's absence shouldn't be considered a setback.

    Source: Andy Larsen on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson took an elbow to the face on Sunday but has since returned to the game.

    Good to see RHJ dodge a concussion after injuries prevented his last season from getting started properly. He's only a deep-league target on a deep Raptors squad.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    The Pelicans' rookies continued their impressive preseasons in Sunday's road win over the Spurs, with Zion Williamson leading the way in a 22-point, 10-rebound effort.

    Williamson went 8-for-11 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line while adding two steals in 31 minutes. He's done a lot to justify the massive hype around him and he's likely going to cost you a second or third-round pick in most fantasy leagues. Fellow rookie Nickeil Alexander-Walker had another strong game with 13 points, five rebounds, seven assists, a steal, a block and two triples, but we'd take that with a grain of salt since J.J. Redick was resting. NAW is more of a dart throw in deep leagues and a fun dynasty target this season. Nicolo Melli, in line for stretch four work, chipped in 14 points, nine rebounds, a steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers off the bench. The Pelicans should be tons of fun this season.

  • Patrick Beverley
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Patrick Beverley tweaked his calf in Sunday's preseason win, scoring 11 points with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two triples in 20 minutes before exiting.

    No word on the severity of Beverley's injury just yet but calf issues can linger, so we would expect him to get a couple days off in advance of the regular season. Any missed time would create more playing time for Landry Shamet and Terance Mann, which is something to keep in mind in deeper drafts.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Landry Shamet
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Landry Shamet picked up a wrist injury in Sunday's win over Melbourne United.

    Shamet scored seven points in 18 minutes before exiting and downplayed the injury after the game, so hopefully it's not serious. He remains a quality target in the last couple rounds of 12-team drafts.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Keita Bates-Diop
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Keita Bates-Diop will miss Sunday's exhibition game because of back spasms.

    Nothing to see here, as the Wolves are just playing it safe with KBD against Maccabi Haifa. He should remain a late-round plodder for use in leagues with 20 teams or more.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Amir Coffey
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Amir Coffey injured his calf/ankle in Sunday's exhibition win and left the locker room in a walking boot.

    Coffey is on a two-way contract with the Clippers so this injury won't have an effect on the fantasy landscape. Expect an update on his condition in the coming days. Coffey had two points in 15 minutes before getting hurt.

    Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter

  • Vincent Poirier
    C, Boston Celtics

    Vincent Poirier will have an expanded role in Tuesday's preseason game, per Brad Stevens.

    The Celtics have been mixing and matching their centers all preseason and Poirier has generally been the odd man out, so Boston will try and get a longer look at the intriguing rookie before the preseason wraps up. His role figures to be minimal in the regular season but DFS players can look to him on Tuesday. Poirier logged six minutes on Sunday.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker returned from a one-game absence (sore knee) in Sunday's 118-72 thrashing of the Cavs, scoring 12 points with three triples in 16 minutes.

    Walker is healthy and if nothing else it's good to know that the minor knee troubles are behind him. Consider him a viable pick at the end of the second round in all formats.

  • Brandon Knight
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Brandon Knight (right hamstring soreness) played through a questionable tag on Sunday to produce five points in 12 minutes.

    Knight doesn't figure to play much of a role for Cleveland but at least he's healthy.

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams only played 11 minutes on Sunday but he still picked up eight points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

    Brad Stevens said that center could be a rotating position for the Celtics, so performances like these will help Williams' case even if he's unlikely to start. Deep-league managers should be eyeing Williams as a blocks specialist while he'll hold streaming appeal in shallow formats based on matchups.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter