• Lauri Markkanen
    F, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen overcame a slow start to finish Friday’s thrilling quadruple-overtime win over the Hawks with 31 points, three 3s, 17 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one turnover in 54 minutes.

    Markkanen has been absolutely rolling lately, bringing back top-10 value in 9-cat over the past month while significantly helping owners in points, rebounds, 3s and all three efficiency cats. Good job if you stashed him early on because it’s clearly paying dividends as we approach the fantasy playoffs.

Fantasy News

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter (load management) is expected to play on a minutes limit and monitored in back-to-backs.

    Bulls head coach Jim Boylan said he'll be looking to play Porter roughly 30 minutes per game. While it's not a hard minutes restriction, it does put a slight hamper on Porter's fantasy value heading into the season.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Shaquille Harrison
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Shaq Harrison (hamstring) is expected to be available for the season opener on Wednesday.

    Harrison practiced in full on both Saturday and Sunday and did not face any setbacks. He will be clawing for minutes and does not warrant a look in anything but deeper leagues.

    Source: Cody Westerlund onTwitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back tightness) fully participated in practice on Sunday.

    Simmons missed the final two preseason games, but he looks to be good to go for opening night. It is worth mentioning that Raul Neto (left hamstring) and the rest of the Sixers will be entering the season without any injury designations as well.

    Source: Kyle Carlin on Twitter

  • Michael Frazier II
    SG, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets have signed Michael Frazier to a two-way contract.

    Frazier missed a good chunk of training camps and was waived on Friday. Frazier will spend most of his time in the G-League.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso (pelvis bone contusion) is being listed as day-to -day.

    The MRI didn’t reveal anything too serious and Caruso shouldn’t be out long. He’ll should have a spot in the Lakers’ rotation so he’ll be worth a late round flier in deeper leagues.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

  • Cam Reddish
    G-F, Atlanta Hawks

    Cam Reddish will play around 20 minutes in the Hawks season opener vs. the Pistons.

    If Kevin Huerter (knee) isn’t healthy enough to play then Reddish could get the start but we’ll have to wait and see. He’s worth a late round flier in most drafts.

    Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter (right knee pain) practiced in full on Sunday.

    This is great news and if he’s healthy enough he’ll likely start in the Hawks season opener. He’s a 3-point specialist and should have the opportunity to shoot many of them on this Hawks team.

    Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce is undecided on who the starting shooting guard will be for the season opener vs. the Pistons.

    It’ll likely be Kevin Huerter (knee) if he’s deemed healthy enough to play. However, DeAndre Bembry and Cam Reddish have a shot at it too.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • De'Andre Hunter
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    De’Andre Hunter will start in the Hawks’ season opener vs. the Pistons.

    This is great news for Hunter and his owners as it shows how much confidence they have in the rookie. He’ll likely be up and down throughout the season but he’ll have plenty of opportunity on this Hawks team.

    Source: KL Chouinard on Twitter

  • Andre Roberson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Andre Robertson (left knee) went through contact practice on Sunday.

    Coach Billy Donovan still didn’t have a solid answer regarding Robertson’s availability for the Thunder’s season opener vs. the Jazz but this is good news. He’ll be a very big piece of OKC’s defensive scheme but won’t really provide much for fantasy owners outside of steals and a few blocks.

    Source: Erik Horne on Twitter