• Jason Kidd
    Team, Los Angeles Lakers

    Bill Plaschke of the LA Times is reporting that the Lakers interviewed Jason Kidd only as a favor to his agent, Jeff Schwartz, who is also the agent for Lakers forward Brandon Ingram.

    Kidd doesn’t really seem to have a chance at the gig and the fact that he lobbied for the job even while Luke Walton held it is a tremendously bad look for the former All-Star guard. Jeannie Buss looks like she has no plans, at least not yet, to support current GM Rob Pelinka with bright, young personnel as he instead is being assisted in this coaching search by Kurt Rambis. The Lakers continue to target Monty Williams, Ty Lue and Juwan Howard and the list doesn’t seem likely to expand.

    Source: LA Times

Fantasy News

  • Dario Saric
    PF, 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

  • Danny Green
    SG, 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

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, 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

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Neither Paul Millsap (right calf tightness) nor Malik Beasley (right quad contusion) will play against the Suns on Monday night.

    Though neither Millsap nor Beasley have been playing small forward, this should open up a few minutes for the Nuggets' four small forward options as most can slide over to the two or four.

    Source: Katy Winge on Twitter

  • Torrey Craig
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Torrey Craig will start at small forward on Monday vs. the Suns.

    Craig is an option to start at the three during the regular season. But even if he does, he would leave a lot to be desired stat-wise. In 37 starts last season, Craig averaged 6.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists and fewer than one three, steal or block in 25.4 minutes per game.

    Source: Katy Winge on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Pau Gasol will not play in the Blazers' two remaining preseason games and his status for opening night is in question.

    Gasol has been banged up for quite a while, and this isn't an encouraging start to his time with the Blazers. The main thing Gasol has in his favor this season is a very thin center depth chart in Portland. Deep-leaguers in need of blocks should keep an eye on him.

    Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter

  • Grayson Allen
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Grayson Allen will start at shooting guard on Monday vs. the Hornets.

    It's worth paying some attention to Allen, since the presumed starting shooting guard, Dillon Brooks, has never been on very solid ground. The rebuilding Grizzlies would be wise to give Allen a heavy dose of minutes in their three remaining preseason games and probably in the regular season as well.

    Source: Peter Edmiston on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Al Horford will be rested during Tuesday's game against the Pistons.

    The Sixers are just being careful with Horford. Horford will play his first season alongside Joel Embiid after three seasons in Boston. Even on a loaded roster, Horford should be a good bet to contribute in many categories.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker is available for Monday's game against the Nuggets.

    Booker was rested on Saturday but is now ready to go. He is coming off career highs of 26.6 points and 6.8 assists per game.

    Source: Arizona Sports

  • James Ennis III
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    James Ennis has a strained right calf and will not play on Tuesday against the Pistons.

    Al Horford will also be rested on Tuesday. Ennis could see his role increase this season but is not especially valuable in fantasy.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter