• Lonzo Ball
    G, Los Angeles Lakers

    Lonzo Ball still has a minutes restriction and played only 26 minutes last night, though Luke Walton said that he'll talk to the training staff today to see if Ball still needs to have his workload capped.

    Funny how this coincides with a likely suspension coming for Rajon Rondo. Ball was pretty solid last night and this could be the end of Rondo as a starter, though the Lakers haven't shown any urgency to make that switch at any point since Rondo was given the job. The only reason Lonzo didn't start to open the year was because he was recovering from offseason knee surgery, so we'd expect him to win that starting gig back sooner rather than later.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Jalen Adams
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    The Pelicans have waived Jalen Adams, Javon Bess and Kavell Bigby-Williams.

    It's the time for coaches to decide who will and will not make the 15 man roster. Adams, Bess and KBW will look to latch onto a G-League affiliate.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (left ankle sprain) was limited to non-contact work during Saturday's practice, but expects to play in the Blazers' opener.

    Whiteside left Wednesday's preseason game after injuring his ankle through 16 minutes of play. Whiteside expects to be fine for Wednesday and is in line to have a bounce back season in his new threads.

    Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter

  • Max Strus
    PG, Boston Celtics

    The Celtics have waived Max Strus.

    The writing was on the wall with this one, as Javonte Green had been the frontrunner for the 15th and final roster spot.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Jemerrio Jones
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    The Bucks have signed Jemerrio Jones.

    The Wizards waived Jones three days ago and he did not last long on the market. Jones spent time with the Lakers last season and averaged 4.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.2 steals in 23.8 mpg.

    Source: Bucks PR on Twitter

  • Milton Doyle
    SG, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls waive Milton Doyle, Justin Simon and Simisola Shittu.

    Bulls head coach Jim Boylan mentioned using one of the possible two-way contracts on a player outside of the organization and the Bulls leaving themselves with 16 players on their rosters points to exactly that.

    Source: Bulls PR on Twitter

  • Chris Silva
    C, Miami Heat

    The Heat have signed Chris Silva and Daryl Macon to two-way deals.

    The Heat also waived Kyle Alexander Davon Reed, Skyler Flatten and Bubu Palo. This leaves the team with 14 players on their active roster. Silva and Macon will have limited roles and little to no value in fantasy.

    Source: Anthony Chiang of The Miami Herald

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Pau Gasol (left foot surgery) will not not be ready to play by opening night.

    Gasol has been working his way back from from surgery but will not have a big role this season regardless. The Blazers also brought in Hasan Whiteside to man center, while Jusuf Nurkic recovers.

    Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter

  • Mike Conley
    Team, Utah Jazz

    The Jazz and Quin Snyder have agreed to a contract extension.

    Snyder had two years left on his current deal, but the team wanted to lock up their head coach for the longterm before the season started. Snyder has a winning percentage of .606 over the past three seasons.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Ryan Anderson
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Ryan Anderson may spend some time at backup center this season.

    Though Anderson has typically been a power forward throughout his career, the Rockets think he can function as a capable small-ball five to open up driving lanes for their star guards. "It’s definitely a role we talked about here. I think it’s something I can be really effective at. This team can play in a lot of different ways. I think center could be a good title now," Anderson said. He's a 3-point specialist in deep formats, but the fact that he'll have a new route to playing time increases his stock marginally.

    Source: Houston Chronicle

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. was a full participant in Saturday's practice.

    Typically there's no need to update a player who played in their last game, but Carter has dealt with multiple injuries throughout the offseason and tweaked his thumb prior to Thursday's preseason finale. Fantasy managers should keep their fingers crossed that WCJ can keep this clean bill of health throughout the season, as the talented sophomore has top-60 upside if everything breaks right for him.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter