|Sat Oct 25||13:44||Lopez (foot) didn't practice Saturday||Brook Lopez||C||NJ Nets||Buchanalia|
Lopez (foot) didn't practice Saturday, ESPN New York's Mike Mazzeo reports.
This is the ninth straight day that Lopez hasn't practiced, but coach Lionel Hollins is still confident that Lopez could play in the season opener, but he may be a little rusty/limited at first.
|Sat Oct 25||09:18||Casspi did not play in Friday's final preseason game against Lak...||Omri Casspi||SF||Kings||Iavaronis|
Casspi did not play in Friday's final preseason game against the Lakers, although he was available off the bench and not limited because of his recent back injury.
Casspi's back injury was minor in nature and won't likely hold him back when the Kings start their regular season against the Warriors on Wednesday. Most important to keep in mind when considering Casspi as an option is that he's currently behind Rudy Gay and Derrick Williams in the pecking order. That poses major problems for his viability this season unless the injury bug hits Sacramento.
|Sat Oct 25||09:00||Farmar (back) came off bench for 23 minutes in Friday's preseaso...||Jordan Farmar||PG||Lakers||Free Agent|
Farmar (back) came off the bench for 23 minutes in Friday's preseason finale against Portland and was able to put up four points (2-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt), five rebounds and one assist.
Farmar had to leave Saturday's preseason game against the Nuggets with lower back tightness and was then forced to miss the next two games until returning against Portland on Friday. The veteran will now likely be available for the season opener against the Thunder on Thursday while providing the Clippers with valuable minutes off the bench.
|Sat Oct 25||06:30||Brewer stared at small forward and scored six points with four r...||Corey Brewer||SG/SF||Timberwolves||The Schellackers|
Brewer stared at small forward and scored six points with four rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes in Friday's preseason win over Chicago.
Brewer got the start with Andrew Wiggins sitting out with a sore back/tailbone. Wiggins' injury isn't thought to be serious, so Brewer will likely come off the bench during the regular season. Brewer can be a defensive spark, but he'll likely see decreased playing time with the addition of Wiggins and Anthony Bennett and Chase Budinger's return to health.
|Sat Oct 25||06:25||Turiaf scored two points with three rebounds in six minutes in F...||Ronny Turiaf||C||Warriors||Back in the Saddle|
Turiaf scored two points with three rebounds in six minutes in Friday's preseaon win over Chicago.
With Minnesota using it's regular lineup, minus injured Andrew Wiggins, in the final preseason game, Turiaf's minutes are likely an indicator how he'll be used in the regular season. With an influx of young big men after offseason trades, he'll have a limited role off the bench barring injuries.
|Sat Oct 25||06:23||Williams scored six points with five assists in 21 minutes in Fr...||Mo Williams||PG||Cavaliers||The Sith Lords|
Williams scored six points with five assists in 21 minutes in Friday's preseason win over Chicago.
Williams enters the season as the backup point guard to Ricky Rubio. If the T-Wolves decide to keep J.J. Barea on the roster, Friday's outing could be a typical night for Williams since Minnesota played it's likely regular lineup except for injured Andrew Wiggins.
|Sat Oct 25||05:04||Barbosa scored 15 points (5-of-8 FG||Leandro Barbosa||SG||Suns||The Sith Lords|
Barbosa scored 15 points (5-of-8 FG, 2-of-2 3Pt, 3-of-2 FT) in 14 minutes in Friday night's preseason finale against Denver.
The Warriors didn't push Barbosa during the preseason after he logged heavy minutes for Brazil in the FIBA World Cup. Friday night's was his most extensive and productive outing of camp. It looks like he'll be part of the rotation, particularly with Brandon Rush nursing lower back spasms.
|Sat Oct 25||04:54||Kapono waived by Warriors following Friday night's preseason fin...||Jason Kapono||SF||76ers||Back in the Saddle|
Kapono was waived by the Warriors following Friday night's preseason finale against Denver.
We're not sure what the next step is for Kapono, though a return to a foreign league may be in the cards.
|Sat Oct 25||04:37||Speights did not play in Friday night's preseason finale||Marreese Speights||C||76ers||The Schellackers|
Speights did not play in Friday night's preseason finale.
As head coach Steve Kerr went with the tightest rotation we've seen all preseason, this is the clearest sign that Speights does not have a big role on this team as it enters the regular season. Things may change and injuries can happen, but it looks like the bulk of the backup power forward minutes will be going to Draymond Green (21 minutes Friday) this season.
|Sat Oct 25||04:34||Iguodala came off bench for fourth time in eight preseason games...||Andre Iguodala||SG||76ers||Iavaronis|
Iguodala came off the bench for the fourth time in eight preseason games on Friday. He scored six points with three rebounds and seven assists (zero turnovers) in a win over the Nuggets.
We fully expect head coach Steve Kerr to trot the same lineup -- Harrison Barnes starting with Iguodala coming off the bench -- we saw Friday when the regular season kicks off Wednesday in Sacramento. This will be the shape of things until Shaun Livingston (toe) is ready to return. Iguodala will be utilized as a point forward and obviously the leader on the second unit.
|Sat Oct 25||04:19||Bogut started and played 32 minutes in Friday night's preseason ...||Andrew Bogut||C||Bucks||Free Agent|
Bogut, who missed the previous preseason game due to illness, started and played 32 minutes in Friday night's preseason finale against the Nuggets. He had a robust 12 points (6-of-6 FG), eight rebounds and eight assists, a blocked shot and a steal in a win.
Friday's game appeared to be a dress rehearsal for the regular season as head coach Steve Kerr limited the rotation and the starters played a normal allotment of minutes. Bogut looks like he's ready to get more touches in the coach's new offense.
|Sat Oct 25||01:13||Gay's jaw injury not believed to be serious||Rudy Gay||SF||Grizzlies||Iavaronis|
Gay's jaw injury is not believed to be serious, according to coach Michael Malone, the Sacramento Bee reports.
X-rays have been scheduled for when the Kings return home, but it seems Malone is confident nothing significant will be found. Gay was struck in the jaw by an elbow from the Lakers' Julius Randle on Friday night.
|Fri Oct 24||23:28||Rudy Gay: (Jaw) Sent For X-Rays||Rudy Gay||SF||Grizzlies||Iavaronis|
Gay will undergo X-rays on his jaw after taking a shot from the Lakers' Julius Randle during Friday's game, the Sacramento Bee reports.
Gay suffered the injury in the final minute of the first half and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game. The Kings have sent him for X-rays to gauge the extent of the issue, and until the results are released, Gay's status for next Wednesday's regular season opener will remain uncertain. He chipped in eight points and two rebounds in 15 minutes prior to exiting Friday.
|Fri Oct 24||22:43||Noah scored six points (3-6 FG) to go along with 17 rebounds and...||Joakim Noah||C/PF||Bulls||The Sith Lords|
Noah scored six points (3-6 FG) to go along with 17 rebounds and nine assists in 32 minutes Friday against Minnesota.
Noah has played limited minutes for much of the preseason as he returns from offseason knee surgery, but he turned things up in this game and looks ready to go for the regular season opener Wednesday against the Knicks.
|Fri Oct 24||22:41||Hinrich scored 14 points (4-10 FG||Kirk Hinrich||SG||Bulls||Team Erik|
Hinrich scored 14 points (4-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with one rebound and three assists in 31 minutes Friday against Minnesota.
Hinrich started in place of Jimmy Butler (thumb) and might start the first game of the regular season if Butler can't play. Hinrich is a valuable player for the Bulls, but he doesn't hold significant fantasy value.
|Fri Oct 24||22:29||Ridnour suffered right quadriceps contusion in Friday's preseaso...||Luke Ridnour||PG||Bucks||Free Agent|
Ridnour suffered a right quadriceps contusion in Friday's preseason game against Dallas, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The timing certainly isn't ideal for Ridnour, with the Magic's regular season opener just days away, but it doesn't sound like the 33-year-old is in danger of missing much, if any, additional action. If he were to sit next Tuesday against the Pelicans, it would likely mean a spike in playing time for Evan Fournier.
|Fri Oct 24||20:57||Hill will not in Friday's preseason finale due to stinger||Jordan Hill||PF||Rockets||Back in the Saddle|
Hill will not in Friday's preseason finale due to a stinger.
Hill's stinger will hold him out of Friday's preseason game, but they usually don't last long. It shouldn't effect his status for the team's regular season opener unless it turns out to be something more serious. Ed Davis and Robert Sacre will start up front for the Lakers Friday.
|Fri Oct 24||20:02||Lee (ankle) will play in Friday's preseason game against Heat||Courtney Lee||SG||NJ Nets||Team Erik|
Lee (ankle) will play in Friday's preseason game against the Heat, 3 Shades of Blue reports.
Lee has been dealing with a minor ankle injury over the past few days but will be able to give it a go for the final preseason game of the year Friday. Considering that he's already back on the court, Lee will likely be available for the regular season opener against the Timberwolves on Wednesday.
|Fri Oct 24||19:30||Deng dealing with some lower back tightness and will not play i...||Luol Deng||SF||Bulls||Team Erik|
Deng is dealing with some lower back tightness and will not play in Friday's preseason game against the Grizzlies.
Deng's injury shouldn't concern any of his owners heading into the regular season as the Heat want to keep their newly acquired small forward well rested moving forward. The Heat play the Wizards on Wednesday to start the regular season and it would be surprising if Deng was not on the court.
|Fri Oct 24||18:41||Smith played 33 minutes and scored 17 points on Thursday against...||Josh Smith||PF||Hawks||Iavaronis|
Smith played 33 minutes and scored 17 points on Thursday against the Sixers.
Smith went down with an ankle injury earlier this week, but felt good enough about it Thursday, that he was able to play in over 30 minutes of action. The ankle injury was never deemed to be something serious, so it's not too much of surprise he was able to suit up and play. He'll be all systems go for the Pistons' opener against the Nuggets Wednesday.