Montrezl Harrell (personal) will be available for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.
He was at a funeral earlier this week and will be with the team. Coach Mike D'Antoni has leaned on the 6'8" big man as a smaller center throughout the preseason. D'Antoni did go with Harrell over Clint Capela at times, but Capela seems to be out in front. Plus, both of those guys along with Nene only saw minutes at the five.
The Rockets have exercised their fourth-year team option on Clint Capela.
Houston management is high on Capela, so he could be in for a solid season as Mike D'Antoni's starting center. Just know that he's a career 35.9 percent shooter from the stripe.
Luol Deng (left leg) and Timofey Mozgov (tailbone) are being listed as probable for Wednesday's regular-season opener against Houston.
Walton already said on Tuesday that both would be available on opening night, so the probable tag is just a formality. Feel free to get them active.
Mike Scott (left knee) did not participate during Wednesday's practice.
With the Hawks at full strength, Scott's playing status is largely irrelevant in fantasy hoops.
Head coach Erik Spoelstra implied on Wednesday that Wayne Ellington (right quad) is not close to getting back on the court.
"Wayne hasn't been out on the court doing a whole lot other than stationary shooting and free throws," said Spoelstra. Ellington won't play on opening night, and it sounds like he'll be doubtful for Friday's game against Charlotte as well. Tyler Johnson and Dion Waiters will split minutes at the two-spot while both Ellington and Josh Richardson (knee) recover from their injuries.
Jahlil Okafor (knee rehab) will be on a 12-minute limit for Wednesday's regular-season opener vs. the Thunder.
Joel Embiid's minutes will be capped at 20, so it's possible we see Brett Brown roll out some small ball lineups with Dario Saric at the five-spot and Jerami Grant spending time at the four. Richaun Holmes could also be in the rotation tonight, but Saric is the guy you want to target in fantasy hoops. Until the minutes limit is lifted, Okafor won't really be worth deploying in standard leagues.
Zach LaVine and Gorgui Deing will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Grizzlies.
There was some concern that Tom Thibodeau may have wanted to bring LaVine off the bench due to his deficiencies on the defensive end, but it looks like the starting two-spot in Minnesota is LaVine's to lose. Both he and Dieng look primed for a big year under Thibs.
Gregg Popovich said that Kawhi Leonard is "more confident, more aggressive, [and] more hungry to score than in the past."
"He basically tells me what he wants to do now," Popovich said of Leonard. "He’ll take the ball. He’ll send the screener away. He’ll decide if he wants to go one-on-one with no screen, no pick. He is much more demonstrative, looks for his shots more. He knows he has a green light." This was made painfully evident when Leonard torched the Warriors' for a career-high 35 points in his regular-season debut on Tuesday, and he looks all setup for another fantastic season as the face of the Spurs franchise.