March 22, 2016, 11:21 pm
Chris Andersen (shoulder) returned to action on Tuesday against the Lakers, scoring eight points on 4-of-5 shooting with three rebounds and no steals or blocks in 16 minutes.
Andersen is playing on borrowed time every time he steps on the floor. We’d try to recommend him as a blocks and field goal percentage specialist but as you can see he’s not quite there.
September 22, 2019, 9:20 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
After an injury plagued sophomore campaign for the Sixers, Furkan Korkmaz knows this season will be crucial for his future, and he is hoping to make big strides this year.
The one thing Korkmaz has going for him is his shooting ability, and that is something the Sixers could surely utilize on this roster. It did not click last season, but Korkmaz will get another chance to prove his worth at some point this season. Still, it is hard to picture him coming out of the gate with a big role on opening night.
September 22, 2019, 9:08 pmNikola MiroticPF, Milwaukee Bucks
On Sunday, Nikola Mirotic dropped 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting for Barcelona.
Mirotic's opening appearance for his new EuroLeague club, Barcelona, resulted in a victory, and he did not have to work too hard for most of his buckets at the Supercopa Endesa versus Valencia. Mirotic should find quick success during his return to European basketball, but NBA fantasy players will surely be missing his presence stateside.
September 22, 2019, 8:56 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Coach Dwayne Casey spoke highly of Bruce Brown's defensive play, calling him an 'elite defender.'
Brown remains in contention for a starting spot with the Pistons, but he is not a high-usage player, and the Pistons have stocked up with offensive threats such as Derrick Rose and the immortal Joe Johnson. It will be tough for Brown to rack up enough touches or minutes this season.
September 22, 2019, 8:41 pmKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
There is some optimism in league circles about Kevin Durant's (Achilles) chances of playing this season, according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post.
Looking back on Durant's decision to return during the Finals, the Nets may want to exude caution when considering KD's return to action. However, Durant is pursuing his rehab with a sense of purpose, and it would be great to see him get back on the court this season. We'll keep you posted when a real timeline on Durant's rehab emerges. This news does not make him a target on draft day for standard leagues.
Source: New York Post
Larry Nance Jr.PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin KnoxSF, New York Knicks
Source: New York Post
Bol BolC, Denver Nuggets
Source: Nick Kosmider of The Athletic
Kawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Source: Dan Woike on Twitter
Malik BeasleySG, Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets want to extend Malik Beasley and Juan Hernagomez before the October 21 deadline.
Source: Denver Post
OG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
Coach Nick Nurse intends to put OG Anunoby "back out there in a primary role."
Source: The Athletic