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Brandon Rush (torn ACL, MCL) paid a visit to his Warriors teammates after they beat the Nets in Brooklyn.

Rush was in New York to rehab ahead of surgery to repair the ACL in his left knee. He's hoping to be ready in time for the start of the 2013-14 season.
Sat, Dec 8, 2012 10:57:00 AM

Frank Ntilikina (bruised right knee) has been cleared for contact and scrimmaged on Tuesday and is "on track" to play Thursday vs. OKC.

The Knicks have been understandably cautious with their teenage rookie in the preseason. Ntilikina missed the Knicks final four exhibition contests after bruising his right knee earlier this month. However, it appears he'll be ready to roll on opening night. He will likely split minutes with Ron Baker backing up starting point guard Ramon Sessions. Don't expect much from Ntilikina early in the season, as his playing time will likely be limited.
Oct 17 - 11:52 AM

LeBron James (ankle) participated in shootaround but will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's season opener vs. the Celtics.

LeBron obviously wants to suit up for the much-anticipated matchup with Kyrie Irving and the Celtics; however, the Cavs also understand this is just one of 82 games. Still, the fact that LeBron was able to practice on Monday and shoot around with the team Tuesday morning are encouraging signs. We should have confirmation, one way or the other, about 90 minutes before tip-off.
Oct 17 - 11:22 AM

The Celtics will start Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Al Horford against Cleveland on Tuesday.

With Marcus Morris (knee) sidelined for the first week of the season, Tatum has a chance to prove he's ready to contribute right away as a rookie. After a very impressive showing during summer league, Tatum averaged 8.2 points (on 37.1 percent shooting), 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 25.1 minutes during the preseason. He'll likely experience ups and down over his first few games as a pro, but he is a gifted offensive player capable of putting up points. He's worth consideration as an affordable DFS option on Tuesday.
Oct 17 - 11:18 AM

Joel Embiid said that he feels great and hopes to convince coach Brett Brown that he can play more than 20 minutes a night.

On Monday, Brown said that Embiid would be limited to minutes "in the teens" at the start of the season. Embiid was unhappy when reporters informed him of Brown's comments. "I didn’t know about that. But that’s disappointing," said Embiid. "I feel great, and hopefully that changes based on this practice and tomorrow’s practice." Embiid added: "My body feels great and my knee is fine, I should play 30 minutes or more. I definitely have my opinion on that."
Oct 17 - 10:27 AM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Nuggets will likely waive Jameer Nelson.

They need the roster spot to sign Richard Jefferson, and this suggests that the Nuggets are confident in Jamal Murray as their starting PG and Emmanuel Mudiay as his backup. Once waived, the 35-year-old Nelson shouldn't have much trouble finding work and will probably be looking to join a contender.
Oct 16 - 7:30 PM

Dante Exum has elected to undergo surgery to stabilize the AC joint of his left shoulder.

The Jazz likely won't provide a timetable until after the surgery on Tuesday, but it's hard to imagine Exum making a return to the court this season. After a phenomenal preseason, Donovan Mitchell has made a strong case to see minutes at PG and SG right away and is worth picking up in most leagues.
Oct 16 - 7:25 PM

Richard Jefferson is "closing in" on a one-year, $2.3M deal with the Denver Nuggets according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The move will be official once the Nuggets waive a player (likely Jameer Nelson). Jefferson cleared waivers less than an hour before this report, so the Nuggets aren't wasting any time. It's hard to imagine Jefferson playing a big role with the Nuggets expected to use a nine-man rotation, so he's not on the fantasy radar.
Oct 16 - 7:13 PM

Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) did not practice on Monday.

This is the second day in a row that Bogdanovic has sat out practice, so it looks like he might not be available for Sacramento's regular-season opener against Houston on Wednesday. If he is forced to begin the 2017-18 season on the sidelines, that would open up minutes for guys like Justin Jackson and Buddy Hield.
Oct 16 - 5:49 PM

George Hill (groin) practiced on Monday and is hoping he'll be cleared for Wednesday's season opener against the Rockets.

Hill getting through a full practice is certainly encouraging regarding his status for Wednesday night, and we should have a better idea on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he is cleared to play, that would likely translate to De'Aaron Fox coming off the bench in his NBA debut. Stay tuned.
Oct 16 - 5:43 PM

Luke Walton said he's considering throwing Kyle Kuzma into the starting lineup for the first two games of the season while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope serves his suspension.

Josh Hart (Achilles), Jordan Clarkson, Corey Brewer, Luol Deng and Kuzma are all being considered by Walton as potential starters sans KCP, but if Kuzma gets the starting nod, he'd be someone to consider as a potential punt play in daily leagues.
Oct 16 - 5:05 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $72.3 million extension with the Spurs.

Aldridge saw a slight dip in his statistics last season, and only managed to finish the fantasy season with top-55 value in 9-cat leagues, but he looks poised for a strong start to his 2017-18 campaign with Kawhi Leonard (quad) set to begin the year on the sidelines. Savvy fantasy owners may want to consider selling high on Aldridge early on, as he'll likely see a regression in his stats once Leonard makes his way back to the court.
Oct 16 - 4:27 PM




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