October 26, 2018, 12:12 amJerami GrantF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Jerami Grant played 31 minutes in a start at power forward on Thursday, scoring 10 points with six rebounds, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer.
Grant supplanted Patrick Patterson in the starting five, and it's a move that fantasy owners should be happy about given the former's penchant for shot blocking. 2Pat put up 7 & 7 in 17 minutes off the bench. Owners in 14-teamers might want to toss Grant on watch lists as he was quietly a solid fantasy player last season. Here's hoping that this move sticks.
October 15, 2019, 9:38 pmReggie JacksonPG, Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson went 1-for-8 from the floor in 16 minutes in a loss to the Sixers on Tuesday, compiling just four points, one rebound, two assists and a block.
Jackson has long been an inconsistent player, but this one can at least be partially chalked up to preseason resting. He's hanging around until the final rounds in most drafts, and he fits the bill if you're looking for a fourth or fifth guard.
October 15, 2019, 9:33 pmCarsen EdwardsPG, Boston Celtics
Carsen Edwards shot 10-for-16 from the floor for 30 points with three boards, one block and nine triples in 21 minutes against the Cavs on Tuesday.
Wow. Edwards was unconscious from beyond the arc, going 9-for-15 and putting on an absolute show. Eight of his treys came in the third quarter, where Edwards scored 26 of his 30 points alone. He will play behind Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart at point guard this season, but he is worth being on the radar in deep leagues and a name to stash away in case of injuries. Remember the name.
October 15, 2019, 9:24 pmThon MakerC, Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker started and went 0-for-8 from the floor in 26 minutes on Tuesday night in a loss to the Sixers, but he did add 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block, and he hit both of his free throws.
The Pistons frontcourt was extremely thin tonight, so Maker got plenty of run. He will likely be nothing more than a blocks streamer this season when it comes to fantasy.
October 15, 2019, 8:16 pmMatthew DellavedovaPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Matthew Dellavedova (thumb) suffered a thumb sprain and will not return on Tuesday against the Celtics.
Big man Tacko Fall blocked Delly, sending him to the ground. Delly got up and grabbed his hand before coming out of the game and heading to the locker room. The Cavs ruled him out for the rest of the game.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
October 15, 2019, 8:11 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
After taking a blow to the head, Robert Williams will sit out the rest of the game on Tuesday against the Cavs.
Kevin Love gave an elbow to Williams' head, resulting in him coming out and sitting on the bench. The Celtics quickly ruled him out for the rest of the game, citing precautionary reasons. Williams will be re-evaluated on Wednesday in Boston.
Source: Celtics on Twitter
October 15, 2019, 7:15 pmTroy DanielsSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Troy Daniels (sprained left knee) did not practice on Tuesday and remains out ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Warriors.
Daniels can get hot in a hurry from deep and has the chance to be a deep-league 3-point specialist if he can get back on the court.
October 15, 2019, 7:12 pmKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma (left foot stress reaction) is improving, but it will take some time for him to get back as he still has some progressions to go through before he can return.
The team is going to play it very safe with their young forward. Kuzma's timeline is still a bit murky, but it's getting harder to believe he'll be ready for the opener.
October 15, 2019, 6:57 pmBrandon KnightPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Brandon Knight (rest) will not play in Tuesday's preseason game against the Celtics.
Knight joins a long list of Cavs out tonight. The Cavs will likely disperse his minutes among a bevy of guards.
Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter
October 15, 2019, 6:55 pmDante ExumPG, Utah Jazz
Dante Exum (patellar tendon rehab) is being listed as out for Wednesday's preseason game against the Blazers.
Injuries have dampened the once-promising rookie's career. He is not on the fantasy radar.
Source: Jazz on Twitter
October 15, 2019, 6:51 pmMarkieff MorrisPF, Detroit Pistons
Markeiff Morris (illness) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Sixers.
Morris will join teammates Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin on the bench tonight, opening up a full allotment of minutes in the frontcourt. Christian Wood, Joe Johnson and Thon Maker should see heavy runs tonight.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter