September 23, 2019, 1:27 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Free Agent
As of right now, the Nets are "very unlikely" to sign Carmelo Anthony, according to a report from Shams Charania.
Brooklyn is more likely to sign players that they have worked out recently, with Charania naming Lance Thomas and C.J. Williams as possibilities. At least more people can complain about Melo being unsigned now.
Source: The Athletic
October 16, 2019, 10:54 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams briefly left Wednesday's game with an elbow injury but returned to post 12 points, nine rebounds and a steal in 25 minutes.
A light night at the office for Steve-O, who missed both of his free throw attempts. He's locked and loaded as a safe top-90 guy that could threaten top-50 numbers if he ever worked out his kinks at the charity stripe. The big takeaway here is that he's healthy.
October 16, 2019, 10:52 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks led the Grizzlies with 30 points (10-for-17 shooting) on Wednesday night, adding five 3-pointers and a steal to round out his effort.
This is a huge performance from Brooks, and very well-timed considering the recent speculation that Grayson Allen will start at shooting guard. Though there's deep-league scoring pop, the fact that Brooks managed zero rebounds or assists in this one underscores just how hollow his stat set is. Even if he starts, we're looking at top-225 value at best.
October 16, 2019, 10:52 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House Jr. started over Eric Gordon in Wednesday's 116-128 loss to the Spurs, finishing with just seven points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal in 30 minutes.
House Jr. is looking at a larger role with news that Gerald Green (foot) is expected to miss the entire season, but he displayed why that isn't exactly game-changing news for him from a fantasy perspective. He'll have games where he goes off from deep, but he is largely an afterthought in all but the deepest of leagues.
October 16, 2019, 10:50 pmTyus JonesPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyus Jones started in place of Ja Morant (rest) on Wednesday night and ended up with 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal in 27 minutes of action.
Jones also shot 7-of-13 from the field. Although he'll probably be second fiddle to franchise player Morant, he's in a vastly better situation than he was last season in Minnesota. He remains a sneaky late-round option in all formats given the relative scarcity of assists late in drafts, and is also a player that most casual fantasy GMs will overlook.
October 16, 2019, 10:48 pmBruno CabocloSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Bruno Caboclo delivered 10 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer in 18 minutes during Wednesday's preseason win over the Thunder.
Caboclo is likely to feel the squeeze this year given the additions of Jae Crowder and Brandon Clarke, plus better health for Jaren Jackson Jr. and Kyle Anderson, but he's making a case to carve out a consistent rotation role. He's a threat to pick up multiple cash counters in even 15 mpg and remains a viable flier in 16-team formats.
October 16, 2019, 10:48 pmJames HardenPG, Houston Rockets
James Harden put up a very James Harden line in Wednesday's preseason loss, scoring 40 points (13-of-27 shooting) to go with 10 rebounds, seven assists and seven 3-pointers in 34 minutes.
Harden lead the charge for Houston while Russell Westbrook by contrast struggled to get things going (14 points on 3-of-13 shooting). The narrative for these two is how they will be able to mesh their gargantuan stat sets together. So far it's been a mix of one going off while the other struggles or even output from both that don't exacly mirror the hge numbers we're used to seeing out of them. They're both going to have relatively fine seasons, with Harden in particular still in contention to be the number one fantasy player again, but it's clear these two will experience growing pains as they continue to remember how to play with one another.
October 16, 2019, 10:46 pmGrayson AllenSG, Memphis Grizzlies
Grayson Allen started again on Wednesday night but came away with just six points and four assists on 1-of-5 shooting.
There's been some momentum behind Allen starting on opening night but he was vastly outplayed by Dillon Brooks in this one, and Memphis was resting Ja Morant and Jae Crowder. Even if Allen earns a starting gig he's only a late-round option in deeper leagues, but he can definitely be added to all watch lists.
October 16, 2019, 10:42 pmJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson checked in for seven minutes of action in Wednesday's preseason game.
This looks like Jackson's first action of the preseason, even though he was marked as away from the team on the injury report. He and the Grizzlies worked out an arrangement where Jackson would not attend training camp and start the year in the G-League so this doesn't change anything for fantasy players. Remember his name in deep leagues if he gets called up, though.
October 16, 2019, 10:41 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson dropped 18 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, a steal, two blocks and two triples in Wednesday's preseason win over the Thunder.
Jackson went 6-of-17 from the field and did manage to foul out in 25 minutes, but this is the sort of line that fantasy owners dream of when selecting him inside the top-50. The fouls are a bummer since that's the one thing that can really keep him off the court and outside the top-45, but we're going to bet on some improvement there even if we didn't see it tonight.
October 16, 2019, 10:40 pmLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker IV started for DeMar DeRozan (rest) on Wednesday, finishing with five points on 2-of-8 shooting, four assists, four rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 23 minutes.
The scoring isn't great but the other stats are actually pretty solid considering how long he was out there. Walker IV has the talent but is buried under a plethora of guards in San Antonio's rotation, making him no more than a speculation add in dynasty leagues.