• Steve Clifford
    Team, Charlotte Hornets

    The Hornets have relieved Steve Clifford of his head coaching duties.

    It isn't exactly shocking news coming off of the new GM hire in Mitch Kupchak and Clifford and the Hornets underperforming all season going 36-46 and missing playoffs. Clifford held a 196-214 record over the past five seasons serving as head coach in Charlotte.

    Source: Adrian Wognarowski on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • PJ Washington
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    P.J. Washington may be the favorite to start at SF on opening day per Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer.

    P.J. Washington, who had whispers of G-League this summer, has put himself in a position to earn a starting job on opening day with Nicolas Batum (sore Achilles) still out. It's no secret the team wants to play their young guys, and the 12th pick in this year's draft is one of those players. Washington is moving up draft boards right now.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Hasheem Thabeet
    C, Free Agent

    Hasheem Thabeet signed a G-League contract on Tuesday per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    Thabeet had multiple workouts this summer but ultimately came up short on getting a camp invite. He'll play in the G-League with an eye towards getting back in the BNA at some point if he shows well. Thabeet has no fantasy value.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Davis Bertans
    F, Washington Wizards

    Both Davis Bertans and Rui Hachimura were wearing the white jerseys, joining Ish Smith, Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant as starters in Tuesday's practice.

    There were whispers of the Wizards shifting the sharp-shooting Bertans up to the three spot as the team deals with a multitude of injuries, and this practice is a good indication of the team doing so. Bertans makes for a nice late-round pick for his propensity to knock down triples.

    Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter

  • Isaiah Thomas
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaiah Thomas (left thumb surgery) has been shooting with both hands recently but there is still no timetable for his return.

    Thomas is roughly four weeks post-surgery and looks to be getting closer to a return. He will miss the first chunk of games and then will compete with Ish Smith for minutes at the PG position. Thomas will have every opportunity to show that he still has it and makes for a fine late-round lottery ticket.

    Source: Chris Miller on Twitter

  • Reggie Hearn
    G, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers have signed G Reggie Hearn to contract and waived David Stockton in a corresponding move on Tuesday.

    Hearn, a six-year G-League veteran out of Northwestern, will likely return to the G-League after the preseason. He is off the fantasy radar.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Kyle Lowry
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry (left thumb surgery) said that he will be ready to go for opening night.

    Lowry, who will turn 34 in March, also said that he feels better than ever and credited that to how he takes care of his body. The Raptors are going to need Lowry to be a scorer this year, and he will have every opportunity to do so.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Devin Cannady
    G, Brooklyn Nets

    The Nets have signed guards Devin Cannady and CJ Massinburg to unspecified contracts on Tuesday.

    Cannady and Massinburg are not on the fantasy radar.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Ahmad Caver
    G, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies have signed G Ahmad Caver to a contract on Tuesday while waiving waived guard Dusty Hannahs in a corresponding move.

    The terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but it's likely to get Caver on the team's G-League affiliate. The undrafted rookie out of Old Dominion, Caver, does not hold any fantasy value.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Cody Martin
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    Cody Martin (right ankle sprain) is questionable to face the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Martin has missed too much valuable time to put himself in the early season conversation. Martin will have a chance to get playing time when he gets healthy, but he is not on the fantasy radar to start the year.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Marvin Williams
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    Marvin Williams (illness) is listed as probable vs the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Williams is the elder statesman on a team looking at getting an early lottery pick and develop their young guys. Williams is expected to come off the bench, with a potential trade looming at some point this season.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter