• The Mavs and restricted free agent Dwight Powell are headed toward an agreement according to beat writer Eddie Sefko.

    Sefko writes that it could be in the $5 million range and if that’s the case and the Mavs can convince him to do this it’s a great deal.  We projected him at $8 million per year for three years thinking the rest of the league would be on to Rick Carlisle’s stashing of this player, but maybe not.  We ranked him as the No. 7 power forward available in terms of projected price to value and if the deal is in this range he could end up being a steal if he taps into the proverbial upside.

Fantasy News

  • Raul Neto
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Raul Neto (left hamstring) is questionable for Friday's preseason game.

    Neto is competing with Trey Burke for the backup PG work in Philly, so this isn't good timing. Neither player holds fantasy value outside of serving as Ben Simmons' handcuff in extremely deep leagues.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Marquese Chriss
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors have converted Marquese Chriss' Exhibit 9 deal to a non-guaranteed contract.

    Chriss is set to make the final roster, though the team will still have some flexibility in case it doesn't work out. There will definitely be minutes available while Willie Cauley-Stein is out but Chriss could fade to the background if he fails to impress while the team is shorthanded. He's worth a shot in deeper formats, at least for a short-term boost.

    Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter

  • Kevin Knox
    SF, New York Knicks

    As David Fizdale continues to tinker with his rotations, SNY's Ian Begley is hearing that there is already some grumbling about minutes and roles.

    With the way the Knicks have assembled their roster, this could be coming from almost anywhere. At shooting guard you have Wayne Ellington, Damyean Dotson, Allonzo Trier and eventually Reggie Bullock behind R.J. Barrett. Kevin Knox is playing behind Marcus Morris, and Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis are battling for time up front, with rookie Iggy Brazdeikis lurking in the background too. And Fizdale still hasn't settled on a starter at point guard between Dennis Smith Jr., Elfrid Payton and Frank Ntilikina. Fantasy managers in 12-team leagues will probably want to steer clear of everyone besides Randle and Mitchell Robinson, simply to avoid this major headache.

    Source: SNY

  • Alfonzo McKinnie
    SF, Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors will waive Alfonzo McKinnie, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    It's been quite a fall from grace for McKinnie, who was initially projected as the opening night starter at small forward after playing a solid role for the Warriors last season. Ultimately he was undone by having a non-guaranteed contract. He figures to land on his feet, while Golden State's wing rotation gets even thinner. Jacob Evans, Jordan Poole and Glenn Robinson III are going to get more minutes, while this move also means that Marquese Chriss has almost surely made the final roster.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Romeo Langford
    SG, Boston Celtics

    Romeo Langford (right knee sprain) did non-contact work at Friday's practice and could return to full practice on Monday.

    Langford appears to have dodged a bullet with his latest injury, though this may cost him a rotation spot to start the season. He's still a late-round dynasty target but redraft players can take a wait-and-see approach.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Brad Stevens said that Robert Williams wasn't feeling great after Thursday's light work and has re-started the league's concussion protocol from step one.

    Williams was riding a stationary bike at Thursday's practice and today he was spotted getting some treadmill work in. There's no set timeline for a return from a concussion, so fantasy managers will just have to hope for the best. Williams is going to be one of the league's top block specialists this season but isn't necessarily someone that must be drafted in standard-sized formats.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Zak Irvin
    PG, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have waived Zak Irvin.

    The team just signed Irvin yesterday but he was always destined for the G League.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Chandler Hutchison
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Chandler Hutchison, already on the mend from a hamstring injury, sustained another hamstring strain and will miss more time.

    Hutchison returned to a full practice on Monday but was scratched from Thursday's preseason game, and now we know why. His continued absence will give Denzel Valentine more ramp to recapture his old form after a year on the shelf.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Iman Shumpert
    SG, Free Agent

    The Bulls and Grizzlies are among teams that have spoken with Iman Shumpert, per Shams Charania.

    Shumpert is still one of the more notable players left on the market, though fantasy owners would probably want him to stay away from already-crowded spots in Chicago and Memphis. Wherever he signs, Shumpert is unlikely to impact the fantasy landscape.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Javonte Green
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Shams Charania reports that Javonte Green is likely the frontrunner for the Celtics' final roster spot.

    Boston converted Max Strus to a partially-guaranteed two-year deal last week, but he may still end up getting cut. Whoever wins the gig shouldn't be expected to play much this season.

    Source: The Athletic