• Giannis Antetokounmpo
    F, Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo put up his usual numbers in Wednesday's Game 2 win over the Pistons, finishing with 26 points, 12 rebounds, fours assists and two blocks in 30 minutes of game time.

    Giannis has breezed through the first two games of this series and without Blake Griffin on the other end of the floor, there is little reason to believe that that won't be the case in the next two as well. This series has "sweep" written all over it.

Fantasy News

  • Vince Carter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Vince Carter scored 10 points (3-for-FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) with two treys, two boards and a steal in 18 minutes in a loss to the Heat on Monday.

    Carter's still got it. While he won't likely help a fantasy team this season, it's going to be a feel-good year for the 42-year-old Vinsanity.

  • Seth Curry
    SG, Dallas Mavericks

    Seth Curry won't return to Monday's game against the Thunder due to a knee contusion.

    Curry hit a three, had a rebound, an assist and a steal in the nine minutes in which he played. The Mavs are relatively deep at guard, so Curry may need another player to miss time in order for him to matter in standard leagues this season.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Joe Ingles
    SF, Utah Jazz

    Joe Ingles is likely to remain in the sixth-man role into the regular season and says he's excited about the challenge.

    Ingles mentions that he's not bothered by the change. He should continue to get approximately the same amount of minutes and possibly more usage as he helps run both the first and second unit. Take this opportunity to buy low on him.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones limped to the locker room in the fourth quarter on Monday night after a nice performance off the bench against the Hawks, putting up 14 points (6-of-12 FGs, 1-of-3 FTs), nine rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    It's good to see Jones get so many minutes when the majority of the Heat guards were available tonight. He'll likely be around 20 minutes per game once again this coming season. But he's a player to grab if anyone in front of him goes down, as he can put up defensive stats in a hurry.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (rest) said he plans to play on Wednesday against the Warriors.

    The Lakers also play on Friday, but Wednesday could be James' final tune-up. The Lakers are one of four teams to play on opening night next Tuesday.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Saric (right quad contusion) will not play against the Nuggets on Monday.

    This is the Suns' final preseason game, and it looks like Saric will focus on getting healthy for next Wednesday's season opener. Saric has been inconsistent so far in his NBA career, but he's once again with a team that wants him. It's possible that the new situation takes him back into the top-100.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Danny Green
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Danny Green, Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo will rest on Monday vs. the Warriors, joining LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

    The Lakers took care of Golden State in their first preseason meeting, and they actually play them again on Wednesday and Friday. The veterans will take some time off tonight.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma (left foot stress reaction) has been cleared for non-contact drills.

    Of course it's good to see Kuzma making progress, but it's just eight days until the Lakers' season opener. This has the makings of a slow and frustrating start for those that draft Kuzma, but he could still be worth a last pick if you have IL slots available.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Neither Paul Millsap (right calf tightness) nor Malik Beasley (right quad contusion) will play against the Suns on Monday night.

    Though neither Millsap nor Beasley have been playing small forward, this should open up a few minutes for the Nuggets' four small forward options as most can slide over to the two or four.

    Source: Katy Winge on Twitter

  • Torrey Craig
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Torrey Craig will start at small forward on Monday vs. the Suns.

    Craig is an option to start at the three during the regular season. But even if he does, he would leave a lot to be desired stat-wise. In 37 starts last season, Craig averaged 6.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists and fewer than one three, steal or block in 25.4 minutes per game.

    Source: Katy Winge on Twitter