• Kawhi Leonard
    F, Toronto Raptors

    Kawhi Leonard needed only 24 minutes to drop 20 points, six rebounds, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers on Tuesday, wrapping up a top-10 season with a solid effort against the Wolves.

    It was great to see Leonard return after mysterious circumstances limited him to nine games a year prior, though fantasy owners were plenty frustrated by Kawhi missing 22 games this time around. Of those, seven were for injuries (one personal, two for a sore hip, two for a left ankle issue, two for left knee soreness) while the other 15 were for load management. That left him with top-20 standing in terms of total value, and Kawhi suggesting that the regular season is one long practice session probably didn't sit well with people, either. Regardless, Leonard looked like his dominant self once he shook off a little rust and we'll see what his peak looks like in the postseason. There's a chance that we see Kawhi lessen the load management next year as he puts another year between the present and last season's quad injury, so this season's frustrations might push him down draft boards a little bit if owners got too fed up with the nights off. Keep an eye on that as drafts approach.

Fantasy News

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adas appeared to tweak his shoulder and went to the locker room during a timeout in Wednesday's preseason game aganst the Grizzlies.

    We'll provide updates to this situation as it develops. Adams is an iron man so it's quite possible this is all just precautionary. Should he miss time though, Nerlens Noel becomes a very intriguing name that teams should consider in standard league formats.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Eric Bledsoe
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Eric Bledsoe (ribs) went through non-contact drills during practice on Wednesday.

    Bledsoe was slapped with a two to three week timetable for his fractured rib cartilage just five days ago, so his quickness in jumping back into practice activities raise some optimism that he can get back on the earlier side of that diagnosis. Bledsoe has potential as a safe pick in a hot market for point guards this season. Owners shouldn't let this injury steer them away from taking him in drafts.

    Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinial

  • Terrance Ferguson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Terrance Ferguson will miss Wednesday's preseason game against the Grizzlies following an auto accident he was involved in on his way to the arena.

    Ferguson is reported to be fine and the team says he suffered no injuries, so it sounds like he's, if anything, just a bit shaken up. Darius Bazley should get an extended look in this one.

    Source: Brady Trantham on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter (right knee) had a setback over the weekend that has forced him to miss Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    This is concerning news for those who drafted Huerter around pick-110 in redraft leagues as he has yet to make his preseason debut. For those of you who haven't drafted, it is plausible to drop Huerter down a round or two with this news. Unlike most other injuries that occur in the preseason, this one seems like it is worth monitoring as we inch closer towards opening night. If Huerter does end up missing time, expect rookies Cam Reddish and De'Andre Hunter to play more minutes.

    Source: Robby Kalland on Twitter

  • Tyson Chandler
    C, Houston Rockets

    Tyson Chandler (rest) will not play in Wednesday's matchup against the Spurs.

    Chandler will have another opportunity to take the court in the Rockets' preseason finale against the Heat on Friday. Chandler, 37, has not been on the fantasy radar in a few seasons and will not re-emerge on the scene this season. On select nights, he will be a low-cost option in DFS contests when the Rockets are without Clint Capela.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson is dealing with some lower back tightness that will ultimately hold him out of Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Hornets.

    Jackson's absence shouldn't come as a surprise as the team is gearing up for the regular season. Jackson has solidified himself as the starting point guard with Derrick Rose as the primary back-up. Jackson could be taken with one of the last picks of standard redraft leagues as he has a relatively safe floor without much upside.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Damyean Dotson
    SG, New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson (right shoulder surgery), Kadeem Allen (foot) and Allonzo Trier (neck) are all available for Wednesday's preseason game against the Hawks.

    It is good to see guys getting healthy in time for the start of the regular season. Although all three of these players had roles for the Knicks at times last season, it is very difficult to project any of them as having value outside of very deep leagues this upcoming season.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) will be available to play Wednesday against the Hawks.

    Ntilikina is in competition for the starting point guard role with Dennis Smith Jr. and Elfrid Payton. Monitor this competition to see who wins out once the regular season arrives.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Danuel House
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Danuel House Jr. will start in place of Eric Gordon on Wednesday as the Rockets take on the Spurs.

    The Rockets were hit with the injury bug as Gerald Green (broken left foot) was lost for the season. The team may be experimenting with the best rotations to maximize their ceiling. It is possible that House Jr. starts in place of Gordon this season so that Gordon gets easier matchups against second units. This is something to monitor once the regular season arrives but it is unlikely to change their projected minutes heading into the season.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. will start at point guard in Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Hawks.

    DSJ is in a competition for the starting point guard role with Frank Ntilikina and Elfrid Payton. Kevin Knox, Bobby Portis, R.J. Barrett, and Marcus Morris will join DSJ in the starting lineup. Wednesday's game will give coach Fizdale an opportunity to see how DSJ runs with the starting unit.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter