• Kyrie Irving
    G, Boston Celtics

    Coach Stevens said that Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward will be playing full court with contact by "August first-ish."

    This means both players will be ready for September and October and might not even have any limitations come opening night.

    Source: Mark Murphy on Twitter

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  • Dragan Bender
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Dragan Bender put up a goose egg (0-for-4 FGs) in 25 minutes vs. the Kings on Tuesday, adding just five rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Bender once again played an encouraging amount of minutes in just his second game with Golden State. And while he shouldn't be expected to go crazy this early on a new team, this performance is disappointing. For a young player still thought to have decent upside, it's looking like he won't be able to make nearly as much of his opportunity as Marquese Chriss has.

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Golden State Warriors

    Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points (6-of-14 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) but did little else (one assist) in a 94-112 loss to the Kings on Tuesday.

    Wiggins' Warriors six-game tenure has been a mixed bag to this point. Unfortunately, that may be the case for the rest of the season, as the Warriors will likely have inconsistent rosters with Stephen Curry (left hand fracture) and Draymond Green (right pelvic contusion) in and out of the lineup. Hold onto Wiggins and hope we see more of those early-season performances.

  • Damion Lee
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    Damion Lee contributed across the board in Tuesday's loss to the Kings as he posted 14 points (4-of-9 FGs), six rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Lee has been a solid fantasy option in 12-team leagues for a while now, but a recent surge in steals has him sitting as a four-round player in 8-cat leagues and a third-round player in 9-cat leagues over the last two weeks. Stephen Curry (left hand fracture) returns in three games, so Lee's production will likely take a small hit.

  • Buddy Hield
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Buddy Hield hit five 3-pointers as part of a 19-point (6-of-15 FGs), six-rebound, two-assist, one-steal performance in a 112-94 road victory over the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Hield, since exiting the starting lineup, has easily been an early-round player. He may not keep up such high shooting percentages and therefore will likely see a drop in threes and points as well. However, regardless of his role, Hield has solidified himself as a reliable top-35 player going forward.

  • Kent Bazemore
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Kent Bazemore provided a little of everything, including nine points (2-of-4 FGs, 3-of-8 FTs), 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes in a win over the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Bazemore's role appears to be growing. And if he's given the 28 minutes per game like he's played over his last four games, he's worth an add. In that small sample, Bazemore easily ranks in the fourth round (fifth round in 8-cat leagues). Harrison Barnes continued his hot stretch with 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting with two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

  • Harry Giles III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Harry Giles nearly double-doubled again, this time with 13 points (5-of-9 FGs, 3-of-6 FTs), nine rebounds, four assists and a steal in 24 minutes in a win over the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Giles has put together two solid games in a row now. It's hard to get too excited about his prospects this season, though. Giles will likely lose his starting role and meaningful minutes once the Kings' frontcourt gets healthier or even as Alex Len gets more comfortable in Sacramento. Nemanja Bjelica struggled in this one, providing just one point (0-of-5 FGs), three rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes. He should bounce back on Thursday against the Thunder.

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James was looking spry on Tuesday in putting up a season-high 40 points on 17-of-27 shooting with eight rebounds, six assists, one block and five 3-pointers in 34 minutes in a win over the Pelicans on Tuesday.

    James looked like he had something extra in his step as Zion Williamson visited the Lakers in Staples Center for the first time. LeBron's defensive stats and free throw percentage have dipped lately, but there's little reason to think that he won't be a top-20 player for the rest of the season. Anthony Davis also came up big in this one despite banging his arm late in the game. He produced 21 points, 14 boards, three dimes, a steal and six blocks in 36 minutes.

  • Danny Green
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    After an early trip to the locker room, Danny Green (laceration) returned and had a true throwback performance with 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting with five 3-pointers, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 31 minutes as the Lakers beat the Pelicans 118-109 on Tuesday.

    If only Green could do this consistently again, he'd be an early-round draft pick once more. Alas, he struggles to do enough across the board to earn a spot on most fantasy teams. Green is worth a dart throw whenever you need a little bit of everything.

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Markieff Morris came off the bench to play 15 minutes in his Lakers debut on Tuesday, recording four points (1-of-3 shooting), one rebound and one block.

    Morris' value will likely take a big hit with the Lakers, but he's certainly capable of putting up standard league value if he can regularly exceed 20 minutes per game. Keep an eye on how his role unfolds.

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Brandon Ingram scored a team-high 34 points (12-of-20 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs) with seven boards, four dimes, two swipes and three triples in 37 minutes in a 109-118 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday.

    There was valid concern that Ingram's production would drop off once Zion entered the rotation. But to this point, Ingram's overall value has stayed largely the same, as his improved efficiency has helped to offset a small decline in counting stats.