• Marcus Smart
    PG/SG, Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart (thumb) may be able to return before the second round of the postseason.

    Smart's toughness and defensive prowess are critical with so many elite guards in Boston's path in the East but he could only play in 54 games in an injury-riddled campaign. He missed two October games with a sprained ankle but the big absences were 11 games after he cut his hand in his hotel room and the final 15 games of the year after tearing a thumb tendon. Smart actually tied a career-high by shooting .367 from the field, which should tell you all you need to know there. He was a top-140 per-game option in 8-cat but fell to top-190 in 9-cat thanks to 2.4 turnovers per game. He lost about four rounds of value in each on the full season and never took full advantage of all the injury problems in the Boston backcourt.

Fantasy News

  • Matthew Dellavedova
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Matthew Dellavedova (thumb) suffered a thumb sprain and will not return on Tuesday against the Celtics.

    Big man Tacko Fall blocked Delly, sending him to the ground. Delly got up and grabbed his hand before coming out of the game and heading to the locker room. The Cavs ruled him out for the rest of the game.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    After taking a blow to the head, Robert Williams will sit out the rest of the game on Tuesday against the Cavs.

    Kevin Love gave an elbow to Williams' head, resulting in him coming out and sitting on the bench. The Celtics quickly ruled him out for the rest of the game, citing precautionary reasons. Williams will be re-evaluated on Wednesday in Boston.

    Source: Celtics on Twitter

  • Troy Daniels
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Troy Daniels (sprained left knee) did not practice on Tuesday and remains out ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Warriors.

    Daniels can get hot in a hurry from deep and has the chance to be a deep-league 3-point specialist if he can get back on the court.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma (left foot stress reaction) is improving, but it will take some time for him to get back as he still has some progressions to go through before he can return.

    The team is going to play it very safe with their young forward. Kuzma's timeline is still a bit murky, but it's getting harder to believe he'll be ready for the opener.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Brandon Knight
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Brandon Knight (rest) will not play in Tuesday's preseason game against the Celtics.

    Knight joins a long list of Cavs out tonight. The Cavs will likely disperse his minutes among a bevy of guards.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Dante Exum
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Dante Exum (patellar tendon rehab) is being listed as out for Wednesday's preseason game against the Blazers.

    Injuries have dampened the once-promising rookie's career. He is not on the fantasy radar.

    Source: Jazz on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markeiff Morris (illness) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Sixers.

    Morris will join teammates Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin on the bench tonight, opening up a full allotment of minutes in the frontcourt. Christian Wood, Joe Johnson and Thon Maker should see heavy runs tonight.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Aric Holman
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs waived Aric Holman and Dakota Mathias on Tuesday.

    There is no fantasy relevance here.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Jake Layman
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jake Layman is getting the start at SF on Tuesday against the Pacers.

    Layman remains entirely in the mix for the starting job as we head towards the opener. Jarrett Culver has shown the most this preseason among the SF options, but the team may prefer him in a sixth-man type role. This is a situation worth monitoring.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew Wiggins is getting the start at shooting guard over Josh Okogie and Jarrett Culver in Tuesday's preseason game against the Pacers.

    This is a very interesting development for the fantasy values of each. Culver is still worth a look in deep leagues as he can play the 1-3, but Okogie would take the biggest hit of the trio should this be the occurrence on opening night.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter