• Brian Bowen
    F, Indiana Pacers

    Brian Bowen's two-way deal with the Pacers is now official.

    Bowen was reported to be heading to Indiana shortly after the draft concluded, and now pen has met paper. He spent the last season playing for the Sydney Kings after being ruled ineligible for college ball because of the FBI probe. He averaged 6.3 points and 3.2 rebounds in 15.3 mpg with Sydney and should spend most of his time in the G-League this year.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic (illness) is expected to play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Owners can feel comfortable getting Dragic, who is averaging 16.1 points, 5.1 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 threes so far this year, back in their lineups. With Justise Winslow still out, Dragic will continue to see extra minutes.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • D.J. Augustin
    PG, Orlando Magic

    D.J. Augustin (dislocated finger) is expected to play against the Raptors on Wednesday after practicing on Tuesday.

    Augustin has averaged 9.8 points, 4.4 assists, 0.8 threes and 0.5 steals this year as he has seen Markelle Fultz take his starting PG job. Augustin makes for an option in deeper-leagues, but his ceiling is too low for standard leagues at this time.

    Source: Magic Daily on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac (sprained right ankle) practiced on Tuesday and will be a game time decision ahead of Wednesday's clash against the Raptors.

    Al-Farouq Aminu has performed admirably as a fill-in starter for Isaac the past two games, and would likely get that honor again should Isaac be ruled out. An Isaac return would make Aminu droppable for those that have streamed him this past weekend. Isaac has been a top-13 per game player to start the season with 12.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.3 treys, 1.3 steals and 2.8 blocks while shooting .49 percent from the field and .91 percent from the line.

    Source: Magic Daily on Twitter

  • Michael Carter-Williams
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Michael Carter-Williams (strained left hip) is expected to remain out when the Magic take on the raptors on Wednesday.

    MCW injured his hip after just six minutes on Sunday and it is unclear how long the injury will cost him. Carter-Williams will have the occasional nice game but isn't near the standard-league radar at this time.

    Source: Magic PR on Twitter

  • Carmelo Anthony
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Carmelo Anthony passed his physical this morning and he will be activated for tonight’s game against the Pelicans.

    Melo will wear No. 00 and he should get into some action tonight. The Blazers have been using Nassir Little, Mario Hezonja and Anthony Tolliver in the power forward position so far and the starting gis seems to be up for grabs.

    Source: Blazers PR on Twitter

  • Carmelo Anthony
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Terry Stotts said that Carmelo Anthony arrived in New Orleans last night and he expects to meet with him this morning with an expectation that he could play against the Pelicans tonight.

    Melo has said all the right things so far while Damian Lillard and C.J McCollum, the team’s leaders, have endorsed his signing. It remains to be seen what he can bring to the table and it’s not a bad idea to actually take a flier on him in deep leagues as the Blazers have a need for a scoring forward.

    Source: Dan Shelton on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Hawks GM Travis Schlenk said this morning that Kevin Huerter's total injury timetable will hopefully be 4-5 weeks, instead of the earlier prognosis that had him being re-evaluated in just a couple weeks.

    This Thursday marks the end of week 1 so Huerter should be dropped in all redraft leagues. The Hawks will continue to use Cam Reddish, Allen Crabbe and DeAndre' Bembry in his absence but none of them has proved to be a reliable fantasy contributor.

    Source: Mike Konti on Twitter

  • Marial Shayok
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Marial Shayok, a two-way player for the Sixers, was named the NBA G League player of the week after averaging 35.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists in three games for the Delaware Blue Coats.

    Shayok averaged 18.7 points last season at Iowa State and garnered All-Big 12 honors after playing his first three seasons at Virginia. The Sixers selected him in the second round of the NBA draft with the No. 54 overall pick and he should be monitored in deep dynasty leagues as he appears to be a natural-born scorer.

    Source: Phily Inquirer

  • Sekou Doumbouya
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Not much has gone right for the Pistons through the first 13 games, but rookie Sekou Doumbouya is playing well for the team’s G League affiliate.

    Doumbouya, who turns 19 next month, is scoring 18.5 points per game on 56 percent shooting from the field and 41.5 from 3-point range. The rookie brings a combination of size and skill in a 6’9”, 230-pound package that the Pistons lack, but he is still raw and is learning how to play the game. For now he is a stash in dynasty leagues while the Pistons could integrate him into their rotation later this season.

    Source: Detroit Free Press

  • Josh Jackson
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Five games of G League action is too small of a sample size to declare that Josh Jackson is going to save his NBA career, but it is enough to suggest that the former lottery pick could be fast-tracking his path to an opportunity with the Grizzlies.

    Jackson is averaging 20.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.8 triples, 1.4 steals and 1.5 blocks in 33.3 minutes per game while looking extremely sharp and confident. The Grizzlies have shied from publicly suggesting when they expect him to be ready for a call-up and they are reportedly monitoring his behavior off the court after some well-documented legal issues that helped hasten his exit in Phoenix. The on-court metrics are only helping Jackson's case though and it might only be a matter of time before he gets called back to the majors. He deserves to be stashed in deeper leagues as his game is fantasy friendly even though he has always struggled with bad percentages and turnovers.

    Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal