• Yuta Watanabe
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Yuta Watanabe put up 20 points, nine rebounds and a triple in Monday's opener at Utah Summer League.

    Watanabe shot 7-of-12 from the field and tied for the team lead in scoring with Julian Washburn, who added five rebounds, two steals and five triples on 7-of-10 shooting overall. Both of these players had some moments for the depleted Grizzlies last season but figure to be back-end depth now that Memphis has multiple young pieces to put on the floor at once.

Fantasy News

  • Larry Nance Jr.
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr. (left thumb) went back to the locker room in Thursday's game.

    Nance was already sporting a thumb wrap so hopefully this isn't a serious issue, though he looked to be in considerable pain. We'll keep you posted on his condition.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Chandler Parsons
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    Chandler Parsons (knees) has been upgraded again and is now probable to face the Suns on Thursday.

    Just because he's probable doesn't mean he'll play, however.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • DeAndre' Bembry
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    DeAndre' Bembry (illness) is available for Thursday's game against the Suns.

    Bembry was a late addition to the report but it's good that he's healthy. With Kevin Huerter out indefinitely, Bembry is going to have a chance to stand out in a Hawks rotation that features some uninspiring wings for fantasy purposes. He's worth a look if you need steals and assists.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • E'Twaun Moore
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    E'Twaun Moore is in the starting lineup on Thursday night.

    Moore will start at small forward in place of the injured Brandon Ingram. Though Moore has a history of quietly returning standard-league value, he's really only a streaming option with Ingram expected to return relatively soon.

    Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson has passed the concussion protocol and will come off the bench for Thursday's tilt against the Mavs.

    Robinson will make his return on Thursday but will come off the bench in this contest. It is unclear how many minutes he will play in his first game back after a two-game absence but he has been averaging 17.6 minutes per game, down 3 minutes from his rookie season.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls will send rookie Daniel Gafford to their G League affiliate after Thursday's game against the Bucks.

    Gafford has only seen 12 minutes so far across four games. He will get some much needed playing time in the G League and continue to develop his craft. Gafford will likely stay off the fantasy radar for this season but he is only 21 years old.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Paul George
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Paul George will make his long-awaited Clippers debut on Thursday vs. the Pelicans after recovering from offseason shoulder surgeries.

    George will make his return after missing the first 11 games of the season. He finished the 2018-19 season with top 4/3 value in 8/9 cat leagues. Although it is unlikely that he can repeat his spectacular numbers from last season, George has the potential to be a first round talent in per-game value. Fantasy owners should definitely get George in their lineups immediately but temper expectations as it might take some time for him to get back to game-shape.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Grayson Allen
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Grayson Allen (left ankle soreness) will not play on Friday vs. the Jazz.

    This will be Allen's seventh consecutive missed game and it is unclear when he will return. He is not currently on the fantasy radar but did prove that he could knock down the three-ball at a .380 clip in four years at Duke University.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    According to Ian Begley of SNYtv, Mitchell Robinson is likely to play Thursday vs. the Mavs and will come off the bench if he does play.

    Robinson has missed the last two contests as he is in the NBA's concussion protocol. He will gradually work his way back into the starting lineup. Robinson has disappointed fantasy owners so far this season, but there is still plenty of time for him to prove that he was worth a mid-round pick. He is by far the best young center that the Knicks have and it will be in their best interest to let him get experience this season as the Knicks will likely fall out of the playoff picture. If he does play, Taj Gibson is the most likely candidate to lose minutes as a result.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Donte DiVincenzo
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Donte DiVincenzo will draw his first start of his NBA career on Thursday in place of the injured Khris Middleton as the Bucks take on the Bulls.

    DiVincenzo will get the first crack at filling in for Khris Middleton on Thursday and will have plenty of opportunity given Middleton was a key part of their offense and the team's second leading scorer (18.5 points per game). He is currently in competition with Sterling Brown and Pat Connaughton but seems to have the edge for the time being.

    Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter