• Luke Walton
    Team, Sacramento Kings

    Sam Amick of the Athletic is reporting that Luke Walton still has the Kings’ support, despite the sexual assault allegations the newly-hired coach is facing.

    The Kings are working with the NBA to investigate allegations made against Walton by his former colleague at Time Warner Cable, Kelli Tennant. The report adds that the two sides are moving forward with their working relationship and there doesn’t appear to be any momentum toward firing Walton, who was hired earlier this month just three days after he parted ways with the Lakers. The Kings confirmed that they were not aware of the accusations until TMZ reported the news and that they will wait for the facts before making a decision on Walton’s future. The investigation has been delayed because all parties haven’t been able to access Tennant’s lawsuit so more information should merge soon.

    Source: The Athletic

Fantasy News

  • 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

  • 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