• DeAndre Jordan
    C, New York Knicks

    DeAndre Jordan picked up his seventh straight DNP-CD on Wednesday night, ending his season with averages of 11.0 points, 13.1 rebounds, a career-high 2.3 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.1 blocks with a .641 mark from the field and a career-high .705 from the free throw line.

    Jordan showed two new wrinkles to his game this season: increased playmaking chops (particularly with the Knicks) and vastly improved free throw shooting. His playing time was cut in New York – by the end of the season he was a 20-minute guy after getting 31.1 mpg with Dallas – but Jordan still provided the rebounds and field goal percentage while also managing to increase his blocks. The big man heads to free agency and should still have multiple suitors even as he ages. The big jump in free throw percentage to quasi-respectable levels is going to be key to his value going forward. A 70.5 percent conversion rate still isn’t the best, but if that can stay moving forward then you won’t necessarily be locked into a punt build by taking DJ. Andre Drummond’s jump and subsequent return to normalcy serves as your cautionary tale there. Jordan finished the year as a top-60/65 player in 8/9-cat leagues and was a top-65/80 player in total value because of a five-game absence for a sprained left ankle and all the DNPs.

Fantasy News

  • Miles Bridges
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Miles Bridges went to the locker room early on Wednesday holding a towel pressed to his face.

    There has been no word on what exactly happened to him, and it appears unlikely that he will return. We expect to have an update on his status moving forward soon.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Cory Joseph
    PG, Sacramento Kings

    Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Cory Joseph (sore calf) says that he's feeling better and expects to be ready for the Kings' season opener.

    Joseph had been dealing with both the calf injury and an illness that apperently has been going around the Kings' locker room. It still seems like he won't get in on preseason action, putting him a tad behind on meshing with his new team. He should really only be a backup PG this year and holds no fantasy value.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Stephen Curry
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    Stephen Curry (rest) will not play in Wednesday's preseason tilt against the Lakers.

    No surpises here, as it was reported on Monday that he was likely to sit this one out. Jacob Evans wll get the start, and should actually see decent time handling the ball playing next to D'Angelo Russell.

    Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams returned to game action on Wednesday after tweaking his elbow.

    It was originally reported that he tweaked his shoulder but turns out it didn't really matter either way. It doesn't matter how banged up he gets, Adams will always find his way back onto the court. Nerlens Noel fans can take a seat for now.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams appeared to tweak his shoulder and went to the locker room during a timeout in Wednesday's preseason game aganst the Grizzlies.

    We'll provide updates to this situation as it develops. Adams is an iron man so it's quite possible this is all just precautionary. Should he miss time though, Nerlens Noel becomes a very intriguing name that teams should consider in standard league formats.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Eric Bledsoe
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Eric Bledsoe (ribs) went through non-contact drills during practice on Wednesday.

    Bledsoe was slapped with a two to three week timetable for his fractured rib cartilage just five days ago, so his quickness in jumping back into practice activities raise some optimism that he can get back on the earlier side of that diagnosis. Bledsoe has potential as a safe pick in a hot market for point guards this season. Owners shouldn't let this injury steer them away from taking him in drafts.

    Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinial

  • Terrance Ferguson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Terrance Ferguson will miss Wednesday's preseason game against the Grizzlies following an auto accident he was involved in on his way to the arena.

    Ferguson is reported to be fine and the team says he suffered no injuries, so it sounds like he's, if anything, just a bit shaken up. Darius Bazley should get an extended look in this one.

    Source: Brady Trantham on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter (right knee) had a setback over the weekend that has forced him to miss Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    This is concerning news for those who drafted Huerter around pick-110 in redraft leagues as he has yet to make his preseason debut. For those of you who haven't drafted, it is plausible to drop Huerter down a round or two with this news. Unlike most other injuries that occur in the preseason, this one seems like it is worth monitoring as we inch closer towards opening night. If Huerter does end up missing time, expect rookies Cam Reddish and De'Andre Hunter to play more minutes.

    Source: Robby Kalland on Twitter

  • Tyson Chandler
    C, Houston Rockets

    Tyson Chandler (rest) will not play in Wednesday's matchup against the Spurs.

    Chandler will have another opportunity to take the court in the Rockets' preseason finale against the Heat on Friday. Chandler, 37, has not been on the fantasy radar in a few seasons and will not re-emerge on the scene this season. On select nights, he will be a low-cost option in DFS contests when the Rockets are without Clint Capela.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson is dealing with some lower back tightness that will ultimately hold him out of Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Hornets.

    Jackson's absence shouldn't come as a surprise as the team is gearing up for the regular season. Jackson has solidified himself as the starting point guard with Derrick Rose as the primary back-up. Jackson could be taken with one of the last picks of standard redraft leagues as he has a relatively safe floor without much upside.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter