Stephen Jackson said Saturday that he will start at SF with Kawhi Leonard (knee) sidelined.
Dirk Nowitzki, Andrew Bogut, Deron Williams, Wesley Matthews and Devin Harris will not play in Saturday's preseason opener.
Joel Embiid is expected to start the preseason opener on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.
Ben Simmons has suffered a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot.
Coach Stan Van Gundy said Boban Marjanovic is "unstoppable down low."
Elfrid Payton (hip flexor) did not practice on Friday.
Jusuf Nurkic said he will play "full minutes" this season.
Ben Simmons (right ankle) is unlikely to play on Tuesday against the Celtics.
Hassan Whiteside (sore left knee) is expected to practice on Saturday.
Anthony Davis will only see limited minutes during Saturday's preseason opener.
Joel Embiid will play in Tuesday's preseason opener vs. the Celtics according to coach Brett Brown.
LaMarcus Aldridge said that he will take more 3-pointers this season.