• Enes Kanter
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Enes Kanter (immigration issues) will not travel with the Blazers for Friday's game in Toronto.

    Kanter famously skipped the Knicks' trip to London over fears for his safety as an outspoken critic of Turkey's political regime, and we'd imagine that he's dealing with less serious concerns for this one. Zach Collins and Meyers Leonard will back up Jusuf Nurkic on Friday. Perhaps Kanter tries to empty the tank tonight in Boston.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic had a double-double with 19 points (4-for-10 FGs, 9-for-11 FTs), 10 rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block, two threes and six turnovers in 27 minutes in a 107-70 win on Monday over the Thunder.

    Doncic's line is worth a deeper look. It reminds us to stay away from his current ADP if you're concerned about turnovers. It also shows how he could easily have a big jump in free throw percentage this season, as he shot far better in Europe than he did during his rookie season.

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF-C, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis double-doubled in an easy win over the Thunder on Monday night, putting up 17 points (7-for-21 FGs), 13 rebounds, one block and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Porzingis has played in three straight games, which is nice to see. He's one of the biggest boom-or-bust picks this season with a ceiling in the top-15 and we know what the floor looks like.

  • Tim Hardaway Jr.
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Tim Hardaway Jr. hit three treys off the bench as part of a 13-point night (4-for-5 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) that also included four rebounds, three assists and a steal in 22 minutes in a victory over the Thunder.

    Hardaway has been valuable in fantasy at times, but he may not get enough minutes this season to do it again. Keep a close watch on his role, and if he can get 25 minutes a night, Hardaway could be worth starting for his threes and points.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    In 29 minutes, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander provided 16 points (7-for-16 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) and eight rebounds but also five turnovers and zero assists in a 107-70 loss to the Mavs on Monday.

    It was a mixed bag for SGA, but he's still looking like a good pick in the middle rounds. Dennis Schroder started and hit just one of his 10 field goal attempts, though he did pass out six assists.

  • Rudy Gobert
    C, Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert scored 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting with six rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in Monday's 115-128 loss to the Kings.

    Gobert remains doing Gobert things and the only real worry for fantasy owners is seeing the blocks decline. There are plenty of promising young bigs headed into the next season which means Gobert's value is a bit less than it once was.

  • Joe Ingles
    SF, Utah Jazz

    Joe Ingles scored 12 points with a game-high eight assists to go with a steal and two triples in Monday's loss to the Kings.

    He went 3-for-6 from the field and hit all four of his free throws. Ingles looks like he'll be the sixth man for the Jazz which dampens his value a bit, but the contributions across the board mean he's still a standard-league value. The assists from Jingles are overlooked and when you pair it with the triples and steals you have a high-floor player that can fit in fantasy roster.

  • Donovan Mitchell
    SG, Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell scored 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting with a 3-pointer, five boards and two dimes on Monday against the Kings.

    Mitchell is still learning how to play alongside Mike Conley (six points, two rebounds and six assists) but it's Conley that's taking a backseat and learning how to adjust. Spida will get his shots and usage and the shot from outside is still suspect, but the counting numbers should be there as usual.

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting with five rebounds, eight assists, a steal, a block and two triples on Monday against the Jazz.

    Bogdanovic put up a solid line and is a great player to have coming off the bench, but this situation means his fantasy value is very limited. The Kings have a plethora of guys that can play and Bogdanovic came off the bench even with Trevor Ariza (DNP-CD) sitting this one out.

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes scored 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting with three boards, two steals and a block in Monday's preseason win over the Jazz.

    Holmes returned to action from a sore groin and looked great out there per usual. He'll most likely stay behind Dewayne Dedmon as he and Bagley don't work out as well due to them both playing inside the paint. His fantasy impact will be stifled as long as the Kings are healthy but there's no doubt that his contributions in reality are going to be well worth the two-year $10 million contract he signed this summer.

  • Buddy Hield
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Buddy Hield scored 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting with three rebounds, five assists, a steal and three triples on Monday against the Jazz.

    Hield continues to sink shots from deep and looks like he'll pick up where he left off from last season. The steals numbers are still going to be a concern, but the efficient scoring and volume of triples are sure to be worth the price of admission on draft day. De'Aaron Fox (14 points on 5-of-11 shooting with two rebounds, four assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer) had a decent night as well and his upside is much higher due to the ability to rack up assist numbers.