• Jerami Grant
    F, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Jerami Grant scored 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting while adding six boards, a block and two triples on Thursday.

    Grant did his best to fill in the big shoes of Paul George (shoulder soreness) but his increased focus on offense took away from his defensive production. George's injury isn't considered serious so we can expect Grant to go back to his Swiss Army Knife stat set soon.

Fantasy News

  • Bryn Forbes
    SG, San Antonio Spurs

    Bryn Forbes scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting (3-for-6 from deep) in Sunday's 114-123 loss to the Pelicans.

    Forbes appears to be battling for a starting job after doing admirable work last season. It's going to come down to two of Forbes, Dejounte Murray and Derrick White, with White coming off the bench today. Forbes' fantasy game isn't all that exciting but he should be able to sail into top-200 value without a fuss, if that floats your boat.

  • Jakob Poeltl
    C, San Antonio Spurs

    Jakob Poeltl finished Sunday's preseason loss with six points, seven rebounds, a steal and two blocks in 20 minutes of action.

    Poeltl is set to enter the year as a starter and while we haven't updated him in a while, consider this your reminder that he can be a quality source of blocks and field goal percentage available on the cheap. If he can avoid early missteps and keep his confidence up, Poeltl will breeze past his ADP despite possessing minimal upside.

  • Trey Lyles
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    Trey Lyles started for the resting LaMarcus Aldridge on Sunday but didn't do much to impress, logging five points (1-of-5 shooting), six rebounds and a steal in 19 minutes.

    Lyles is going to try and fill the shoes of the departed Davis Bertans as a big who can stretch the floor, but performances like this won't help his case to be in the rotation on opening night. DeMarre Carroll, who had 13 points, four rebounds and three triples, is the far better bet for fantasy production among San Antonio's bench forwards.

  • 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