• Clint Capela
    C, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets hope that Clint Capela has benefited from two more days of treatment for the virus that has sapped his energy through much of their first-round matchup against the Jazz.

    Since opening the series with 16 points on 8-of-13 shooting, Capela has averaged just 7.3 points on 47.4 percent over the past three games. He was 1-of-6 with seven rebounds on Monday while the Rockets got outscored by 20 points when he was on the floor. "He's trying to battle through it," Mike D'Antoni said. "I think he's been great because he's been able to play. Each day that passes, the virus passes and he'll feel better. Hopefully next game, he's back to almost 100 percent.” The Rockets will try to close out the series on Wednesday night in Houston and they are going to need their starting center to show some signs of life.

    Source: Houston Chronicle

Fantasy News

  • De'Andre Hunter
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    De'Andre Hunter and his fellow Hawks rookies failed to make much of an impact vs. the Heat on Monday as Hunter went for four points (2-for-8 FGs, 0-for-2 FTs), one rebound and four assists in 25 minutes.

    Hunter had some nice passes, but the stats were lacking tonight. Cam Reddish chipped in just two points (1-for-7 FGs), two rebounds, one assists, one steal and three turnovers in 20 minutes. Bruno Fernando added two points, a rebound and a block in his 12 minutes off the bench. It's a healthy reminder that it could very well take some time before these first-year players are ready to contribute much.

  • Miles Bridges
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Miles Bridges scored eight points on 4-of-9 shooting to go with four rebounds, an assist and two blocks in Monday's preseason win over the Grizzlies.

    The Hornets have minimal talent and Bridges is one of the young and promising prospects on this roster. He's athletic enough to deliver defensive stats and the job is his to lose.

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, 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 Bacon 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.

  • DeAndre' Bembry
    SF, 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.

  • Vince Carter
    SG, 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.

  • Seth Curry
    SG, 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

  • Joe Ingles
    SF, 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

  • Derrick 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

  • LeBron James
    SF, 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

  • 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