• Dennis Smith Jr.
    G, Dallas Mavericks

    Updating a previous report, Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) will not play on Friday vs. the Raptors.

    Smith was previously reported as playing so either he had a set-back in pregame warmups or coach Carlisle is just playing it safe. Luka Doncic will have the ball more and J.J. Barea is a good candidate to contribute off the bench. Owners in daily lineups can see if there’s another player on the bench that can be used in DSJ’s slot.

    Source: Mark Followill on Twitter

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  • Hollis Thompson
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    Hollis Thompson will miss Wednesday's game against the Suns due to right hip bursitis.

    Tyler Lydon (right hip inflammation) and Tyler Ulis (right groin strain) will also be held out. None of them are recommended fantasy options at this point.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Justin Anderson
    SF, Washington Wizards

    The Wizards have waived forward Justin Anderson.

    The team also waived Jemerrio Jones and Phil Booth. Booth will head to training camp with the Go-Go of the G League.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter

  • Stephen Curry
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    According to Marcus Thompson II, the Warriors are not expecting to engage in much load management with Stephen Curry.

    Curry will be even more vital to the success of the Warriors this season. As a result, the team is being proactive in managing his fatigue and soreness but does not plan to rest him for full games too often. This appears to be good news for Curry's already high fantasy value.

    Source: Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum will miss the Hornets' matchup with the Pistons on Wednesday due to right Achilles soreness.

    The Hornets are hopeful that Batum will be ready for the regular season. Batum could have some value in the late rounds, but he was held to 9.3 points per game last season.

    Source: Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Anzejs Pasecniks
    C, Washington Wizards

    The Wizards have signed center Anzejs Pasecniks to an Exhibit 10 deal.

    It's likely that Pasecniks will end up in the G League. However, with Ian Mahinmi injured it makes sense for the Wizards to add some depth.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter

  • Cody Martin
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    Cody Martin (right ankle sprain) is now probable to face the Pistons on Wednesday.

    The rookie out of Nevada has missed most of the preseason action but he should get some run tonight. He is someone to monitor in deep (dynasty) leagues, as Charlotte is looking to give plenty of minutes to their young guys this year.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Marvin Williams
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    Marvin Williams is doubtful to face the Pistons on Wednesday due to an illness.

    This is a the preseason finale at home for the Hornets who are expected to use this season as an opportunity to develop their young players. Williams will most likely come off the bench and his fantasy value shall remain limited unless he gets traded at some point during the season.

    Source: Jack Duffy on Twitter

  • Jaylen Adams
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    The Bucks requested waivers on guard Jaylen Adams and forward Luke Maye on Monday.

    Signed as a free agent on August 20th, Adams appeared in two games for the Bucks this preseason and averaged 4.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 13.0 minutes per game. Meanwhile, Maye, undrafted out of the University of North Carolina, appeared in three games and averaged just 2.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in 5.8 minutes per game.

    Source: RealGM.com

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, David Fizdale said that the next two games will be 'huge' in determining his opening night starter at point guard.

    Frank Ntilikina is competing with Dennis Smith Jr. and Elfrid Payton but no one seems to have the edge right now. DSJ will play on Wednesday night against the Hawks, after missing the first two preseason games with a back strain, and he will get the chance to impress his coach. Fizdale also mentioned that he wants to put the ball to RJ Barrett’s hands, while he sees Julius Randle and Marcus Morris as potential non-point guard ball-handlers in his offense, so this is definitely a situation to avoid for now.

    Source: SNY.tv

  • Grayson Allen
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Grayson Allen has helped himself since joining the Grizzlies and he seems like a sure thing to be in the opening night rotation, and just maybe in the starting lineup.

    If the development of Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. is the most important item on the Grizzlies’ agenda during this season, a secondary goal will be finding this duo some running mates. On their expanded 17-man roster, the Grizzlies have seven wing players who are each under age 25, with none of them established as quality contributors. Preseason has generally gone pretty well for Allen, but the key for him above all else will probably be his 3-point shooting, where his high-volume style fits the coaching staff’s “let it fly” mantra. One thing is certain, there will be plenty of minutes available for the young core in Memphis this year and it remains to be seen who emerges with fantasy value.

    Source: Daily Memphian