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Sat Oct 2517:45Gordon could see an increased minutes load with Victor Oladipo (...Ben GordonSGPistonsFree Agent
Gordon could see an increased minutes load with Victor Oladipo (face) expected to miss a month following surgery Saturday.
Gordon had a productive preseason, scoring 10.1 points in 18.0 minutes per game on 45 percent shooting. Gordon finished third in scoring average behind Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucevic, but provided little else outside of points. With a successful career as a sixth man, look for Gordon to come off the bench more nights than not.
Sat Oct 2517:13Howard (forearm) practiced SaturdayDwight HowardCMagicBuchanalia
Howard (forearm) practiced Saturday, the Houston Chronicle reports.
While Howard was held out of Friday's exhibition finale, the team said it was merely for precautionary reasons and has been adamant that he will be fine for Tuesday's opener against the Lakers. His ability to go through practice Saturday should go a long way in easing any remaining concerns.
Sat Oct 2516:09Rudy Gay: (Jaw) X-Rays NegativeRudy GaySFGrizzliesFree Agent
Gay underwent X-rays on his jaw Saturday, which were returned negative, NBA.com reports.
Gay was knocked out late in the first half of Friday's preseason game against the Lakers after being caught with an elbow from rookie Julius Randle. Fortunately, he was cleared of any fracture to the jaw, and the expectation is that he should be fine to play in Wednesday's opener against Golden State.
Sat Oct 2515:31Favors (knee) did not practice SaturdayDerrick FavorsPFJazzFree Agent
Favors (knee) did not practice Saturday, the Salt Lake Tribune's Tony Jones reports.
He missed Friday's preseason finale with a sore knee, but he is still likely to be able to play in the season opener.
Sat Oct 2515:26Barron waived by Suns on SaturdayEarl BarronCTrailblazersFree Agent
Barron was waived by the Suns on Saturday, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.
He wasn't likely to play a major role on the Suns in the first place, and his fantasy value gets further compromised with this move.
Sat Oct 2515:20Stuckey (foot) hasn't done on-court work latelyRodney StuckeyPGPistonsThe Schellackers
Stuckey (foot) hasn't done on-court work lately, and is unsure if he'll be able to play in the season opener, Pacers announcer Scott Agness reports.
Consider him day-to-day right now, and check back for an update on his status prior to Wednesday's game.
Sat Oct 2515:13Richardson has stress fracture in his right footJason RichardsonSGMagicIavaronis
Richardson has a stress fracture in his right foot, the Bucks County Courier Times' Tom Moore reports.
He was also rehabbing from left knee surgery, so it's conceivable that he won't see the court much, if at all, this season.
Sat Oct 2515:09Villanueva has made opening night rosterCharlie VillanuevaPFPistonsThe Schellackers
Villanueva has made the opening night roster, ESPN Dallas reports.
Villanueva impressed the team with his outside shooting and will serve as a backup power forward, capable of stretching the floor.
Sat Oct 2515:06Nowitzki scored 16 points Friday in preseason win over MagicDirk NowitzkiPFMavericksTeam Erik
Nowitzki scored 16 points Friday in a preseason win over the Magic. He finished 5-of-10 from the field, including 4-of-7 from behind the arc.
The Mavericks treated this game as a tuneup for the regular season with the five members of the starting unit each playing over 20 minutes. Nowitzki has looked sharp in preseason and remains a top fantasy option.
Sat Oct 2515:04Nelson scored four points and handed out seven assists in presea...Jameer NelsonPGMagicTeam Lorin
Nelson scored four points and handed out seven assists in a preseason win against his former team. He added four rebounds and two turnovers.
The Mavericks treated this game as a tuneup for the regular season with the five members of the starting unit each playing over 20 minutes. Nelson has secured the starting point guard position and is worth a roster spot in most formats.
Sat Oct 2515:02Ellis scored 11 points Friday in preseason win over MagicMonta EllisPG/SGWarriorsIavaronis
Ellis scored 11 points Friday in a preseason win over the Magic. He added four assists and two steals in 27 minutes of action.
The Mavericks treated this game as a dress rehearsal for the regular season with the five members of the starting unit each playing over 20 minutes. Ellis played a team-best 27 minutes and remains the starting shooting guard.
Sat Oct 2514:58Chandler scored eight points on 3-of-5 shooting FridayTyson ChandlerCMavericksTeam Erik
Chandler scored eight points on 3-of-5 shooting Friday. He added fiver rebounds and two blocks in the preseason win over Orlando.
The Mavericks treated this game as a tuneup for the regular season with the five members of the starting unit each playing over 20 minutes. Chandler remains the anchor of the Dallas defense.
Sat Oct 2514:56Aminu scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting FridayAl-Farouq AminuSFClippersFree Agent
Aminu scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting Friday. He added four rebounds in the preseason win over Orlando.
Aminu has reportedly been spending time with head coach Rick Carlisle to work on his jumper. The work appears to be helping as Aminu knocked down 3-of-5 shots from behind the arc.
Sat Oct 2514:37Hill had an MRI done on his bruised left knee SaturdayGeorge HillPGPacersThe Schellackers
Hill had an MRI done on his bruised left knee Saturday, as the severity is still unclear, Pacers announcer Scott Agness reports.
The Pacers are still hoping to decrease the swelling associated with Hill's knee contusion, and his status should be updated in the coming days. For now, consider him questionable for the season opener.
Sat Oct 2513:44Lopez (foot) didn't practice SaturdayBrook LopezCNJ NetsThe Schellackers
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 2513:34Vaden waived by Spurs on SaturdayRobert VadenGThunderFree Agent
Vaden was waived by the Spurs on Saturday, Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Vaden's fantasy value is extremely limited at this point.
Sat Oct 2510:30Sanders (undisclosed) participated in some non-contact work on c...Larry SandersPFBucksFree Agent
Sanders (undisclosed) participated in some non-contact work on the court during Friday's practice, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The expectation is that Sanders will be ready for the season opener next week despite missing the final four preseason games following a minor procedure. Sanders was playing well in the early portion of the preseason slate and is looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2013-14 campaign.
Sat Oct 2509:18Casspi did not play in Friday's final preseason game against Lak...Omri CasspiSFKingsFree Agent
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 2509:00Farmar (back) came off bench for 23 minutes in Friday's preseaso...Jordan FarmarPGNJ NetsDoppelganger
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 2506:30Brewer stared at small forward and scored six points with four r...Corey BrewerSGMavericksFree Agent
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.
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