October 21, 2018, 3:47 amKentavious Caldwell-PopeG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope managed just five points on 2-of-8 shooting with three rebounds and one assist over 18 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Rockets.
That's his second straight dud to start the year but he's going to get a big chance to redeem himself with Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram looking at suspensions. If you drafted him late you probably want to wait and see that out, and likewise he's worth a short-term look with the hope he can parlay a good stretch into consistent season-long value.
October 21, 2019, 5:30 pmStanton KiddPF, Utah Jazz
Stanton Kidd will be the 15th man on the Jazz roster to begin the regular season.
The Jazz already waived William Howard, making Kidd the final player on the team. Kidd is far off the fantasy radar at this point.
Source: Andy Larsen on Twitter
October 21, 2019, 5:25 pmHarry Giles IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
Harry Giles (sore left knee) was able to take part in the non-contact portion of practice on Monday.
Giles still has not had a full practice, but this is a step forward for him. He is still unlikely to begin the regular season on the court. With Dewayne Dedmon and Marvin Bagley III expected to start, Giles does not have significant fantasy value right now.
Source: Jason Jones on Twitter
October 21, 2019, 5:09 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray has signed a four-year extension with the Spurs worth $64 million.
Murray is expected to have more responsibility than ever before after missing last season due to injury, and the Spurs are paying him accordingly. He should be a decent source of steals and assists this season. However, Murray should only be selected in the later rounds at this stage.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
October 21, 2019, 4:59 pmZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and will miss 6-8 weeks.
The Pelicans had already announced that Williamson would be out for several weeks, but this clarifies the timetable. He's a risky pick at this point but certainly possesses a great deal of talent for those who grab him at a reduced draft slot. In the meantime, Brandon Ingram looks to benefit the most from the available playing time.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
October 21, 2019, 4:48 pmDomantas SabonisC, Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis signed a four-year extension with the Pacers worth $74.9 million.
The deal does not include a team or player option. There had been rumors that Sabonis would be traded, but the Pacers managed to retain him instead. Sabonis averaged 14.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 2.9 assists last season. Now that he should be starting nightly, fantasy owners can expect even better things this season.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter
October 21, 2019, 4:17 pmQuinn CookPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Quinn Cook (calf) will be available to play in Tuesday's matchup against the Lakers.
He had been dealing with a sore left calf. Cook is a marginal piece in the Lakers' rotation, but with injuries to Rajon Rondo and Alex Caruso, the backup PG spot in LA has thinned out some in recent days. Cook can be a useful fantasy player when given starter's minutes, as we saw with him in Golden State. Keep an eye on this situation in case one of these three emerges as LeBron's backup.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
October 21, 2019, 4:15 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo (calf soreness) is questionable for Tuesday's opener against the Clippers.
Rondo managed to avoid injury in the preseason but was a last-minute addition to the list on the eve of the opener. He's an assists specialist and only works in certain fantasy builds, and his absence could open up more time for the more-interesting Alex Caruso. Check back tomorrow for another update.
Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter
October 21, 2019, 4:05 pmWilliam HowardF, Utah Jazz
The Jazz have waived William Howard.
Howard, a 25-year-old out of France, lost the 15th roster spot to Stanton Kidd. He was a solid 3-point shooter in France's LNB Pro A and is still a worthwhile developmental prospect.
Source: Tony Jones on Twitter
October 21, 2019, 3:51 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
The Celtics and Jaylen Brown have agreed to a four-year, $115 million contract extension, per Adrian Wojnarowksi.
Despite some speculation otherwise, the Celtics never wavered in their confidence that they could reach a deal with Brown before the deadline. He's now locked in as a core piece for Boston, and though he's never really played at a level that matches this new contract the expectation is that he'll blossom in an expanded role moving forward. He's a late-round fantasy target, but you'll have to be banking on some improvement in a few areas.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
October 21, 2019, 3:47 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
According to Omari Sankofa II, Jonas Valanciunas (foot soreness) says he will play during Wednesday's game against the Miami Heat.
Valanciunas sat out all of preseason with foot soreness, resulting in some fear that he wouldn't be ready in time for the season opener. Valanciunas is primed for a big year in Memphis and makes sense as high floor target with plenty of upside left in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Source: Omari Sankofa II