• Thaddeus Young
    F, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers will hold Thaddeus Young out of Wednesday's season finale against the Hawks.

    It's Young's first missed game of the year. He remained Indiana's rock this season and quietly delivered top-75/70 per-game value and top-50/40 total value behind averages of 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.4 blocks, 0.6 threes and 1.5 turnovers per game on .527 from the field and .644 from the line. Young decreased his volume of threes this year, which helped boost his efficiency up from last season's .487 mark, and he pulled his free throw percentage up substantially after two sub-.600 seasons. As usual, Young provided excellent profit for fantasy owners. It'll be a sad day when the Thaditude Era ends.

Fantasy News

  • Cam Reddish
    G-F, Atlanta Hawks

    Cam Reddish (right hip tension) is probable for Thursday's preseason game with the Bulls.

    Reddish is getting a nice opportunity to carve out minutes in the regular season with Kevin Huerter's injury. We're still skeptical of his ability to return standard-league value but if you want to talk yourself into a late-round flier, the circumstances are lining up.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter (right knee pain) will not play in Thursday's preseason game.

    Huerter is going to miss the entire preseason, and after suffering a setback over the weekend his availability for opening night is in question. There is still value to be had in taking Huerter in the later rounds of 12-team drafts but the risk factor has increased significantly. Cam Reddish and De'Andre Hunter are in line for extra minutes for as long as Huerter is out.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins (flu-like symptoms) will miss Thursday's preseason game against the Bulls.

    With Collins out, DFS players can look to Jabari Parker to soak up some extra minutes. Collins is in line for a big season and will be taken in the early rounds of most drafts.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving (facial contusion) may have his minutes limited but should still receive "significant" playing time in Friday's preseason finale.

    Irving sustained a facial fracture before the preseason began, and despite an aggravation it was never expected to sideline him into the regular season. The playing time news is big for DFS players, so expect Uncle Drew to be a popular pick on Friday.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Myles Turner
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner (illness) sat out Thursday's practice.

    A few different Pacers have missed time with illness lately, so this isn't a cause for concern. Turner should be good to go for the regular season and is coming off draft boards in the third round, so be prepared for that investment if you want some action with last season's leading shot-blocker.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Shaquille Harrison
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls will be without Shaq Harrison and Chandler Hutchison for Thursday's preseason finale as they continue to battle their respective hamstring injuries.

    Harrison returned to a full practice on Monday so his continued absence is a bit surprising, but we're expecting him to return for the regular season given that the Bulls haven't reported any setbacks. Hutchison was expected to be out for longer than Harrison and his opening night is in jeopardy, though the team should issue an update in the coming days. Neither player is on the radar in leagues with fewer than 20 teams.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls will try and get their starters four stints in Thursday's preseason finale, except for Wendell Carter Jr., who is expected to get around 24 minutes of playing time.

    Carter just made his preseason debut on Sunday and was limited to 17 minutes, so the Bulls will continue to ease him in after he underwent core muscle surgery and then battled a tailbone injury in the offseason. The talented sophomore remains a strong middle-round pick with upside in fantasy drafts, but DFS players may want to look for higher-minute options as teams run dress rehearsals in their final preseason contests.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Pascal Siakam
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Pascal Siakam's representatives are on the way to Toronto and will discuss a contract extension in the coming days, according to Michael Grange of SportsNet.

    This follows a report from Chris Haynes that called a Siakam extension "almost a certainty," and both sides have been public in their desire to get a deal done. While Siakam is almost surely aiming for a max contract, the Raptors may not want to go quite that high in hopes of leaving as much cap space as possible for the summer of 2021. Even so, Siakam is the team's next building block and this doesn't figure to turn into a contentious negotiation. The deadline for an extension is October 21.

    Source: SportsNet

  • Terence Davis
    G-F, Toronto Raptors

    Nick Nurse expects Terence Davis to start the season playing mostly off-ball at shooting guard.

    The Raptors have a quality PG duo in Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet, and Davis is competing for third-string minutes with Cam Payne. Rather than have the rookie sit on the bench, the Raptors will try and develop him at shooting guard in order to get him some minutes in the rotation. Though limited time at point guard limits Davis' fantasy potential, he showed an interesting stat set this summer and is worth a late look in leagues with 20 or more teams.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams has been placed in concussion protocol, though he was riding a stationary bike at Thursday's practice.

    Williams left Tuesday's game after getting hit in the head with an errant elbow from Kevin Love. He was competing for the starting center spot but that seems likely to go to Daniel Theis now. Williams will be an excellent source of blocks in deeper leagues but he's not someone that needs to be drafted in 12-team formats.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter