• Lonzo Ball
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    According to Andrew Lopez, Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram have been full participants in voluntary team workouts.

    It's great news for the two former number two picks as they enter their age-22 seasons with a fresh start. Neither Ball nor Ingram has played in 60 games in either of the past two seasons due to injuries. Ingram has never cracked the top 110/170 (8-cat/9-cat), but he could easily beat that in New Orleans with a quick tempo and new role. Ball had a top 60/85 finish in his rookie season, so there's definitely upside here. Lonzo does have a very wide range of possible outcomes, so draft him only if you're feeling risky.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

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  • Evan Turner
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Evan Turner (left Achilles pain) has been upgraded to available for Monday's preseason game.

    Look for Turner to log minutes on the wings and at backup point guard for the Hawks this season. Perhaps his usage tonight will give us some new information, but barring an unexpectedly large role there's no fantasy value here outside of 20-teamers.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Romeo Langford
    SG, Boston Celtics

    Romeo Langford will not play on Tuesday after suffering a right knee sprain on Sunday.

    Another tough break for Langford, who has been battling injuries throughout camp and going back into his last year at college. It sounds like an injury that could affect his availability at the start of the season, so there's no need to monitor him outside of deep-league drafts.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Jayson Tatum
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum (illness) did not practice on Monday and will not travel to Cleveland for Tuesday's game.

    There's no need for the Celtics to push their young star for the last preseason game. Expect a skeleton crew from Boston tomorrow night, which should bring lots of value to the DFS table. Tatum remains a solid top-60 selection in fantasy drafts.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    Kevon Looney (right hamstring strain) will not play on Monday night.

    Looney suffered the injury nearly two weeks ago and we haven't had much in the way of updates since. It's opened the door for Marquese Chriss, Eric Paschall and Omari Spellman to impress in the preseason, and though Looney is tentatively expected to be ready for opening night, his lack of activity is concerning. He remains a late-round pick given that he's likely to lead the Warriors' centers in playing time but his draft stock is falling as the time on the shelf stacks up.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Juwan Morgan
    PF, Utah Jazz

    Juwan Morgan (left ankle sprain) is questionable for Monday's preseason game.

    Morgan missed Friday's game but his absence doesn't change the fantasy landscape. He's likely headed to the Salt Lake City Stars this year.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas' (foot soreness) goal remains to be ready for opening night.

    Valanciunas has been ruled out for the remainder of the preseason and ended up missing the entire exhibition slate, though he did get some action in with Team Lithuania. The Grizzlies recently called JV day-to-day so the hope is that he'll be ready to rock when the games matter. If he isn't, it would open the door for Brandon Clarke to carve out a larger role. Valanciunas remains a quality middle-round target while Clarke is one of the higher-upside rookies in his class, which makes him a late-round flier in most formats.

    Source: David Cobb on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters was not back with the Heat at Monday morning's media availability but could still return in time to play on Monday night.

    Waiters has been away to tend to a personal matter but it was expected that he'd be good to go for tonight's matchup with the Hawks. If he can't, or the Heat don't want to throw him right back into action, it could mean more minutes for players like Tyler Herro and Derrick Jones Jr. Waiters is a weak draft target in 12-team leagues but a top-150 season isn't a crazy projection.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson will not play in Monday's preseason game against the Hawks.

    It was thought that JJ would be ready to go but he still needs a bit more time to get ready after showing up to camp out of shape. He may not have a major role to open the season but his ability to rack up peripheral stats makes him a guy to place on watch lists.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Dusty Hannahs
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies have signed guard Dusty Hannahs.

    Hannahs appeared with the Grizzlies while on a 10-day contract last season but saw limited action. He shouldn't factor into the rotation this season given Memphis' guard depth, and this is likely a move made with the G-League team in mind.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Matt Mooney
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies announced that they have waived guard Matt Mooney.

    Mooney logged three minutes in preseason play. This doesn't affect the fantasy landscape at all.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter