November 28, 2015, 2:05 am
Nemanja Bjelica (knee) will not play on Friday against the Kings.
Bjelica has some holes in his fantasy game and needs to be better utilized by Sam Mitchell to achieve the upside that others outside of Hoop Ball see in him. He also has defensive issues that teams started to capitalize on, and teams also started hugging him out at the 3-point line. We’ll see if Bjelica can make the adjustment to the adjustment but he’s just a 16-team asset until we see him do it.
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.
October 16, 2019, 10:39 pmKyle AndersonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Kyle Anderson put up seven points, four rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 22 minutes on Wednesday night.
Anderson wasn't astounding but it's just good to see him back on the court and looking fairly healthy after shoulder problems derailed his first season in Memphis. Slo Mo will never please the points crowd but his solid blend of defensive numbers and strong efficiency put him on the map sometime around pick No. 100 in competitive drafts.
October 16, 2019, 10:34 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside left Wednesday's preseason game again, this time tweaking his left ankle.
This is cause for much more concern than the finger jam from earlier, as he had been dealing with a sprain with this ankle since before the preseason started. Hopefully we'll learn more about the extent of the injury soon.
Source: Dwight Jaynes on Twitter
October 16, 2019, 10:25 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray had his best game of the preseason on Wednesday, finishing with 20 points (8-of-11 shooting), four assists, three rebounds, a steal, two 3-pointers and no turnovers in 21 minutes.
Murray had yet to find his shot through the preseason thus far, but tonight's matchup against what was a lax Houston defense. Still, a night like this is exactly what he needs to regain some confidence after missing all of last year to injury. He's an interesting, albeit risky, choice in the later rounds of drafts.
October 16, 2019, 10:18 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge dominated the Rockets in the Spurs' 128-116 win on Wednesday, putting up 22 points (11-of-13 shooting), six rebounds, a steal and a block in just 22 minutes of action.
Aldridge made it look easy in this one, and definitely looks ready to go for the regular season. The 13 year veteran head into his 14th season looking as sharp as he has in his last few, and holds a ton of value currently going in the 4th round of fantasy drafts.
October 16, 2019, 10:10 pmDevonte' GrahamPG, Charlotte Hornets
Devonte' Graham started in place of Terry Rozier (left knee) in Wednesday's 110-116 loss to the Pistons, scoring 13 points (6-of-8 shooting) to go with four assists, two steals and five turnovers.
It was a so-so showing from Graham, who is expected to step into a larger role as the primary backup PG in Charlotte this season. He isn't someone worth considering in most formats.
October 16, 2019, 10:00 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
After sustaining an injury to his face, Miles Bridges was available to return from the locker room, but did not, finishing Wednesday's game against the Pistons with nine points, three rebounds, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
For all of the buzz he had recieved this offseason, Bridges struggled to produce as a leading offensive option on this new-look Hornets squad throughout the preseason, finishing with a dismal .357 shooting from the field through five games. It's still preseason so we won't take too much away from this, but owners should at least think about it when considering taking him in drafts.
Source: Jack Duffy on Twitter