April 25, 2019, 3:52 pmMarkieff MorrisF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Markieff Morris expressed that he wouldn't return to the same allotment of minutes that he played for the Thunder this season but he was very complimentary of the organization.
Morris didn't play a high total of minutes for the Thunder after being signed in late February. It looks like he may be interested in returning to the team if they would expand his role heading into next season. Otherwise, he will be looking at other opportunities that grant him more playing time.
Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter
October 14, 2019, 10:22 pmDwayne BaconSF, Charlotte Hornets
Dwayne Bacon led the Hornets in scoring on Monday with 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting to go with three rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers.
Nicolas Batum (sore right Achilles) sat this one out as well and Terry Rozier (24 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, two steals and four 3-pointers) also produced big numbers in this one and both Bacon and Rozier should have ample opportunity to put up counting stats. The efficiency won't be this nice and Malik Monk (18 minutes, 10 points, two triples, two rebounds, an assist, two steals and two blocks) will also have a crack at guard minutes.
October 14, 2019, 10:15 pmDeAndre' BembrySF, Atlanta Hawks
Deandre Bembry was efficient off the bench on Monday, hitting 5-of-7 field goals and 2-of-3 free throws en route to 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and one triple in 25 minutes.
Kevin Huerter missed this game, allowing for more Bembry minutes. And while Bembry had a nice game, his value usually comes from steals and occasionally blocks. He's got potential, but the Hawks likely added too many wings during the offseason for Bembry to get enough action to help in fantasy.
October 14, 2019, 10:09 pmVince CarterSG, Atlanta Hawks
Vince Carter scored 10 points (3-for-FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) with two treys, two boards and a steal in 18 minutes in a loss to the Heat on Monday.
Carter's still got it. While he won't likely help a fantasy team this season, it's going to be a feel-good year for the 42-year-old Vinsanity.
October 14, 2019, 10:04 pmSeth CurrySG, Dallas Mavericks
Seth Curry won't return to Monday's game against the Thunder due to a knee contusion.
Curry hit a three, had a rebound, an assist and a steal in the nine minutes in which he played. The Mavs are relatively deep at guard, so Curry may need another player to miss time in order for him to matter in standard leagues this season.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
October 14, 2019, 9:56 pmJoe InglesSF, Utah Jazz
Joe Ingles is likely to remain in the sixth-man role into the regular season and says he's excited about the challenge.
Ingles mentions that he's not bothered by the change. He should continue to get approximately the same amount of minutes and possibly more usage as he helps run both the first and second unit. Take this opportunity to buy low on him.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
October 14, 2019, 9:52 pmDerrick Jones Jr.SF, Miami Heat
Derrick Jones limped to the locker room in the fourth quarter on Monday night after a nice performance off the bench against the Hawks, putting up 14 points (6-of-12 FGs, 1-of-3 FTs), nine rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.
It's good to see Jones get so many minutes when the majority of the Heat guards were available tonight. He'll likely be around 20 minutes per game once again this coming season. But he's a player to grab if anyone in front of him goes down, as he can put up defensive stats in a hurry.
Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter
October 14, 2019, 9:33 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James (rest) said he plans to play on Wednesday against the Warriors.
The Lakers also play on Friday, but Wednesday could be James' final tune-up. The Lakers are one of four teams to play on opening night next Tuesday.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
October 14, 2019, 9:14 pmDario SaricPF, Phoenix Suns
Dario Saric (right quad contusion) will not play against the Nuggets on Monday.
This is the Suns' final preseason game, and it looks like Saric will focus on getting healthy for next Wednesday's season opener. Saric has been inconsistent so far in his NBA career, but he's once again with a team that wants him. It's possible that the new situation takes him back into the top-100.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
October 14, 2019, 9:07 pmDanny GreenSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Danny Green, Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo will rest on Monday vs. the Warriors, joining LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
The Lakers took care of Golden State in their first preseason meeting, and they actually play them again on Wednesday and Friday. The veterans will take some time off tonight.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
October 14, 2019, 9:02 pmKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma (left foot stress reaction) has been cleared for non-contact drills.
Of course it's good to see Kuzma making progress, but it's just eight days until the Lakers' season opener. This has the makings of a slow and frustrating start for those that draft Kuzma, but he could still be worth a last pick if you have IL slots available.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter