• Jalen McDaniels
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    The Hornets have signed Jalen McDaniels, one of their second-round picks from the 2019 draft.

    McDaniels signed with the team much later than expected and it is unclear as to why. He could end up seeing some time with the team as they will be going into the future with a youth movement. He can be left undrafted in redraft leagues and is not a viable option in DFS until we see something from him.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

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  • 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

  • Emmanuel Mudiay
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Emmanuel Mudiay (left hamstring soreness) is questionable for Monday's game after going through practice on Sunday.

    Mudiay has missed the last two preseason games but should be able to win the backup point guard job anyway given Dante Exum's own injury troubles. He's a handcuff for Mike Conley but won't have standalone fantasy value.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tyler Ulis
    PG, Sacramento Kings

    The Kings are listing Tyler Ulis (right groin strain) as out for Monday's preseason game.

    As the fifth point guard on the depth chart, Ulis has almost no chance of making the final roster. His absence won't change anything for fantasy purposes.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Andre Roberson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Andre Roberson (left knee) will remain sidelined during Monday's preseason game with the Mavs.

    Roberson was hoping to play in the preseason to get ready for the real deal, but the Thunder haven't cleared him for that just yet. OKC's wing group is full of question marks and a healthy Roberson could end up starting, but there's just too much uncertainty around his recovery to endorse him as a fantasy selection outside the deepest of leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report