|Mon Oct 20||01:11||Rubio scored 13 points with seven assists in 25 minutes in Sunda...||Ricky Rubio||G||Timberwolves||Free Agent|
Rubio scored 13 points with seven assists in 25 minutes in Sunday's preseason win over Oklahoma City.
Rubio didn't play the last game as he was held out so the T-Wolves could evaluate younger players. He also came off the bench in this game for similar reasons. He's fully healthy and will start as usual at point guard when the regular season begins.
|Mon Oct 20||01:07||Martin (groin) scored 13 points in 21 minutes and 4-of-10 from f...||Kevin Martin||SG||Rockets||The Schellackers|
Martin (groin) scored 13 points in 21 minutes and was 4-of-10 from the field in Sunday's preseason win over Oklahoma City.
It was Martin's preseason debut as he had been held out with a sore groin muscle. He'll likely be given plenty of rest during the preseason, but should be fine for the start of the regular season.
|Sun Oct 19||21:46||Rush will not play in second half of Sunday's preseason game due...||Brandon Rush||SG||Pacers||Free Agent|
Rush will not play in the second half of Sunday's preseason game due to lower back spasms, Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Rush tried to play Sunday despite injuring his back in Friday's game, but it appears he is still experiencing soreness in the area. Consider Rush day-to-day for the time being.
|Sun Oct 19||19:09||Henderson (hamstring) won't be available for Sunday's preseason ...||Gerald Henderson||SG||Bobcats||The Sith Lords|
Henderson (hamstring) won't be available for Sunday's preseason game against the Bulls, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Henderson has been nursing a strained hamstring for the past two weeks and has had a limiting training camp as a result. His next opportunity to make a return will be against the Hawks on Monday.
|Sun Oct 19||19:03||Stephenson (hamstring) will play in Sunday's preseason game agai...||Lance Stephenson||SG||Pacers||Free Agent|
Stephenson (hamstring) will play in Sunday's preseason game against the Bulls, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Stephenson has been dealing with a minor hamstring pull for the last week of training camp. However, his availability for Sunday's preseason game seems to denote that his viability for the regular season shouldn't be in question, unless his hamstring responds poorly against the Bulls.
|Sun Oct 19||18:56||Eric Gordon: (Back) Will Be Able To Play Monday||Eric Gordon||SG||Clippers||The Sith Lords|
Gordon (back) is expected to play in Monday's preseason game against the Wizards, The Times-Picayune reports.
Gordon has been a full participant in practice for the last two days and hasn't suffered any recurring back spasms. Successfully participating in Monday's preseason game would mean that he'll likely be ready to go for the start of the regular season on Oct. 28 against the Magic.
|Sun Oct 19||18:41||Collison (ankle) will not play in Sunday's preseason game agains...||Nick Collison||PF||Thunder||Free Agent|
Collison (ankle) will not play in Sunday's preseason game against the Timberwolves, the Star Tribune reports.
Collison dealt with knee issues during the offseason and has now spent training camp nursing an ankle injury. His inability to get on the court is certainly concerning, although the aging veteran should only be owned in the very deepest of leagues that are alright with players who only get on the court for 10-15 minutes a game.
|Sun Oct 19||18:32||Perkins (quadriceps) will not play against Timberwolves in Sunda...||Kendrick Perkins||C||Thunder||The Sith Lords|
Perkins (quadriceps) will not play against the Timberwolves in Sunday's preseason game, the Star Tribune reports.
Perkins has been dealing with a quad injury since late September and consequentially has had an unproductive training camp. However, the 29-year-old is an aging veteran that hardly needs to go through training camp to be ready for the start of the regular season. With the capable and young Steven Adams nipping at the heels of Perkins, it's still unclear who will end up being the Thunder's starting center to open the season on Oct. 29 against Portland.
|Sun Oct 19||18:02||Fesenko still dealing with an illness and won't be able to play...||Kyrylo Fesenko||C||Jazz||Free Agent|
Fesenko is still dealing with an illness and won't be able to play in Sunday's preseason game against the Thunder.
The exact severity of Fesenko's illness is still unknown, although he was unable to make the trip to Oklahoma and has been out since Friday. His next opportunity to get back on the court will be Tuesday against the Pacers.
|Sun Oct 19||17:48||Johnson (ankle/foot) wasn't participant in Sunday's practice for...||Amir Johnson||PF||Raptors||Free Agent|
Johnson (ankle/foot) wasn't a participant in Sunday's practice for precautionary reasons, the Toronto Sun reports.
The Raptors have been quick to say that Johnson's ankle and foot issues are minor, and there's no reason to believe otherwise since it's the preseason and teams continually err on the side of caution. Johnson will have two opportunities to try out his ankle and foot, if he so chooses, before the Raptors' regular season starts on Oct. 29 against the Hawks.
|Sun Oct 19||15:22||Speights (personal) has rejoined Warriors in Texas and will be a...||Marreese Speights||C||76ers||Free Agent|
Speights (personal) has rejoined the Warriors in Texas and will be available for Sunday's preseason game against the Rockets, The San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Speights momentarily left the Warriors to attend his grandfather's funeral, but should be available in full capacity moving forward.
|Sun Oct 19||14:49||Ellis (rest) and rest of Dallas starters got night off Saturday ...||Monta Ellis||PG/SG||Warriors||Iavaronis|
Ellis (rest) and the rest of the Dallas starters got the night off Saturday for the team's preseason loss to the Pacers.
Ellis joined his teammates on the sidelines to watch the Dallas bench take on the Pacers. He will likely play in at least one of the Mavericks' three remaining preseason games.
|Sun Oct 19||14:45||Nelson (rest) and rest of Dallas starters got night off Saturday...||Jameer Nelson||PG||Magic||Team Lorin|
Nelson (rest) and the rest of the Dallas starters got the night off Saturday for the team's preseason loss to the Pacers.
Nelson did not play in the second game of the team's preseason back-to-back but remains the likely starting point guard.
|Sun Oct 19||14:44||Chandler (rest) and rest of Dallas starters got night off Saturd...||Tyson Chandler||C||Mavericks||Team Erik|
Chandler (rest) and the rest of the Dallas starters got the night off Saturday during the team's preseason loss to the Pacers.
Chandler was rested on the second night of a preseason back-to-back but should be available for at least one of Dallas' two remaining preseason games.
|Sun Oct 19||14:40||Wright played 14 minutes Saturday in preseason loss to Pacers||Brandan Wright||PF||NJ Nets||Free Agent|
Wright played 14 minutes Saturday in a preseason loss to the Pacers. He finished with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting.
Wright will be a key contributor off the Dallas bench and remains an efficient fantasy option in deeper formats.
|Sun Oct 19||14:27||Aminu scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in preseason loss...||Al-Farouq Aminu||SF||Clippers||Free Agent|
Aminu scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a preseason loss to the Pacers. He added two blocks and two assists.
Aminu saw extra playing time with the Mavericks holding out their starters. He will see time this season and may be a decent source of rebounds, though his contributions outside of that will be minimal.
|Sun Oct 19||14:20||Curry (rest) won't play in Sunday's preseason game against Rocke...||Stephen Curry||PG||Warriors||Iavaronis|
Curry (rest) won't play in Sunday's preseason game against the Rockets, The San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The Warriors want to keep Curry fresh heading into the start of the regular season, so giving him rest Sunday isn't alarming. Curry's career continues to trend upward and he should be taken in the first round of virtually every league with standard scoring.
|Sun Oct 19||14:13||DeRozan held out of Sunday's practice to rest||DeMar DeRozan||SG||Raptors||Doppelganger|
DeRozan was held out of Sunday's practice to rest, TSN Sports reports.
DeRozan was given scheduled rest Sunday and there's nothing to be concerned about regarding his status moving forward. With the start of the season just around the corner on Oct. 29, DeRozan will look to improve upon the 22.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists that he averaged last year, albeit a tough task since it was overwhelmingly the best campaign of his five-year career.
|Sun Oct 19||14:09||Lowry held out of Sunday's practice to rest||Kyle Lowry||PG||Rockets||Doppelganger|
Lowry was held out of Sunday's practice to rest, TSN Sports reports.
The Raptors want to make sure that Lowry will be fresh for the start of the regular season, so there's nothing concerning about him missing Sunday's practice. Looking ahead, the Raptors will start their season on Oct. 29 against the Hawks and Lowry will be a major component of their offensive attack.
|Sun Oct 19||13:45||Kevin Garnett: (Stomach) Out Sunday||Kevin Garnett||PF||Celtics||Buchanalia|
Garnett continues to deal with a stomach virus and will be held out of Sunday's game against the Celtics, the New York Daily News reports.
Garnett's issue with a stomach virus has lingered longer than most originally thought it would, but even so, it's not a type of illness that should affect him in the long term. His next opportunity to hit the court will be Monday against the 76ers.