April 16, 2018, 12:03 amKarl-Anthony TownsC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns was relegated to the back burner in Sunday's Game 1 defeat, shooting only 3-of-9 for eight points, 12 rebounds and a block in 40 minutes of action.
Not the finest playoff debut from KAT, though plenty of questions should be lobbed over to the other Wolves about why he was only able to take nine shots tonight. There were repeated possessions where he found himself with a mismatch in the post only to be told to clear out and open the driving lanes. Perhaps Minnesota wanted to clear the path for offensive rebounds with Clint Capela switched onto guards, but ignoring KAT on James Harden seems like a bit extreme. It's also worth noting that Towns does have some trouble passing out of the post, especially when doubles come. No matter what the cause, he simply has to be less of a passenger on offense. Four other Wolves took more shots than KAT tonight, and two of them were Jamal Crawford and Derrick Rose.
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
October 15, 2019, 6:43 pmAric HolmanPF, Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs waived Aric Holman and Dakota Mathias on Tuesday.
There is no fantasy relevance here.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
October 15, 2019, 6:35 pmJake LaymanSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jake Layman is getting the start at SF on Tuesday against the Pacers.
Layman remains entirely in the mix for the starting job as we head towards the opener. Jarrett Culver has shown the most this preseason among the SF options, but the team may prefer him in a sixth-man type role. This is a situation worth monitoring.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
October 15, 2019, 6:31 pmAndrew WigginsSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins is getting the start at shooting guard over Josh Okogie and Jarrett Culver in Tuesday's preseason game against the Pacers.
This is a very interesting development for the fantasy values of each. Culver is still worth a look in deep leagues as he can play the 1-3, but Okogie would take the biggest hit of the trio should this be the occurrence on opening night.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter