• Gorgui Dieng scored 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks in 26 minutes off the bench on Wednesday against the Hawks.

    We can throw all sorts of qualifiers out there like Karl-Anthony Towns’ (22 minutes, six points, six boards, one block) struggles and the fact that Sam Mitchell only likes to play him at backup center right now.  We can talk about the theoretic return of Nikola Pekovic and fall in love with Nemanja Bjelica’s money counting stat production whenever he gets back from his knee issue.  But none of that begins to deal with the fact that Dieng is a very good player and he should continuously rise to the top of this rotation as the year goes on.  He’s a top-120 guy already in just 20 mpg.  What do you think that’s going to look like toward the end of the year and he’s getting 30?

Fantasy News

  • Michael Frazier II
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Michael Frazier II, who has a right ankle sprain, will not play during Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

    Frazier has missed about two weeks with this injury. He is not a major fantasy target in any case.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Evan Turner
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Evan Turner, who has dealt with left Achilles pain, has been labeled as probable to play on Wednesday.

    This has been a nagging issue for Turner but does not seem too serious. Turner doesn't carry much fantasy appeal as a reserve for the Hawks.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kadeem Allen
    SG, New York Knicks

    Kadeem Allen is questionable to face the Hawks on Wednesday due to a strained right foot.

    Allen has been fighting this injury for much of training camp. Allen showed some good range last season, but how much playing time he gets going forward is in question.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jalen Jones
    G, Washington Wizards

    The Wizards have signed guard Jalen Jones to an Exhibit 10 contract.

    Jones averaged 5.1 points and 2.1 rebounds for the Cavs last campaign. He is off the fantasy radar at this point.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter

  • Ray Spalding
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Rockets forward Ray Spalding will miss Wednesday's game with the Spurs due to a left calf strain.

    Spalding was recently claimed off waivers by the Rockets but now finds himself on the injury report. He's not worth drafting in standard leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Hollis Thompson
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    Hollis Thompson will miss Wednesday's game against the Suns due to right hip bursitis.

    Tyler Lydon (right hip inflammation) and Tyler Ulis (right groin strain) will also be held out. None of them are recommended fantasy options at this point.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Justin Anderson
    SF, Washington Wizards

    The Wizards have waived forward Justin Anderson.

    The team also waived Jemerrio Jones and Phil Booth. Booth will head to training camp with the Go-Go of the G League.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter

  • Stephen Curry
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    According to Marcus Thompson II, the Warriors are not expecting to engage in much load management with Stephen Curry.

    Curry will be even more vital to the success of the Warriors this season. As a result, the team is being proactive in managing his fatigue and soreness but does not plan to rest him for full games too often. This appears to be good news for Curry's already high fantasy value.

    Source: Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum will miss the Hornets' matchup with the Pistons on Wednesday due to right Achilles soreness.

    The Hornets are hopeful that Batum will be ready for the regular season. Batum could have some value in the late rounds, but he was held to 9.3 points per game last season.

    Source: Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Anzejs Pasecniks
    C, Washington Wizards

    The Wizards have signed center Anzejs Pasecniks to an Exhibit 10 deal.

    It's likely that Pasecniks will end up in the G League. However, with Ian Mahinmi injured it makes sense for the Wizards to add some depth.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter