|Wed Oct 22||17:26||Whiteside cut by Grizzlies on Wednesday||Hassan Whiteside||C||Kings||Free Agent|
Whiteside was cut by the Grizzlies on Wednesday, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Whiteside spent the preseason with Memphis, but played just 41 minutes across five games. The 2010 second-rounder will now reconsider his playing options for this fall, with the D-League or overseas representing Whiteside's most likely destinations.
|Wed Oct 22||16:54||Casspi (back) participated in Wednesday's practice||Omri Casspi||SF||Kings||Free Agent|
Casspi (back) participated in Wednesday's practice, The Sacramento Bee reports.
Casspi sat out Monday's game versus San Antonio, but could be able to return for Friday's preseason finale given his practice involvement Wednesday. Furthermore, Casspi's shooting ability could earn him significant playing time off the Kings' bench this season.
|Wed Oct 22||07:30||Bogut did not play in Tuesday night's preseason game against Cli...||Andrew Bogut||C||Bucks||Free Agent|
Bogut did not play in Tuesday night's preseason game against the Clippers due to illness, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
His absence provided an opportunity for head coach Steve Kerr to get a good look at the returning Festus Ezeli (shin). We presume Bogut will be ready to go for the preseason finale Friday against Denver, though it wouldn't be shocking if Kerr held him out in preparation for next week's regular season opener at Sacramento.
|Wed Oct 22||05:28||Price ended Tuesday's overtime loss to Phoenix Suns with seven p...||Ronnie Price||PG||Jazz||Free Agent|
Price ended Tuesday's overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns with seven points (2-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, 10 assists, and one steal in 29 minutes.
That's back to back 10 assist games for Price who was starting due to injuries to Steven Nash (back), Jordan Clarkson (calf), and Jeremy Lin (ankle), who is now back. He's also shot a combined 4-of-17 in those two starts and his only value would be in assists if the injury bug continues it's way through the point guard depth.
|Wed Oct 22||05:21||Lin came off bench in his return from two sprained ankles||Jeremy Lin||SG||Warriors||Free Agent|
Lin came off the bench in his return from two sprained ankles, scoring 15 points (3-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 8-10 FT) with four rebounds, five assists, and two steals in 24 minutes Tuesday.
Now healthy, it should only be a matter of time before Lin usurps the starting role from Ronnie Price, who has been the placeholder starter of late. With Steve Nash's troublesome back likely to be a constant concern, Lin's fantasy value looks like it will fairly consistent.
|Tue Oct 21||22:38||Rush (back) had an MRI exam that revealed sacral stress reaction||Brandon Rush||SG||Pacers||Free Agent|
Rush (back) had an MRI exam that revealed a sacral stress reaction, according to Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News.
The Warriors aren't sure if Rush will be available for opening night. His absence means more run for Leandro Barbosa.
|Tue Oct 21||21:06||Livingston (toe) doubtful for start of regular season||Shaun Livingston||PG||Bucks||Free Agent|
Livingston (toe) is doubtful for the start of the regular season, Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reports.
Coach Steve Kerr said it was "highly doubtful" that Livingston would be ready, so owners should prepare to be without him, probably for at least the first week of the season. Leandro Barbosa should see extended run off the bench in Livingston's absence.
|Tue Oct 21||20:53||Rush (back) will miss Tuesday's game and will be reevaluated in ...||Brandon Rush||SG||Pacers||Free Agent|
Rush (back) will miss Tuesday's game and will be reevaluated in a week, Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reports.
He could miss the season opener, and owners will want to check back on his status early next week.
|Tue Oct 21||18:56||Lin (ankle) posted on his Twitter account that he will be taking...||Jeremy Lin||SG||Warriors||Free Agent|
Lin (ankle) posted on his Twitter account that he will be taking the court for Tuesday's preseason game.
His ankles are feeling better, and he posted a picture of him getting taped up prior to Tuesday's contest. Given the lack of another reliable point guard on the team (Steve Nash doesn't qualify due to health concerns), it will be difficult for Lin not to compile relatively solid counting stats this season.
|Tue Oct 21||18:42||Ilyasova (knee) could play Wednesday against T'Wolves||Ersan Ilyasova||PF||Bucks||Free Agent|
Ilyasova (knee) could play Wednesday against the T'Wolves, Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
Coach Jason Kidd said Ilyasova worked extensively during Tuesday's practice, and it sounds as though he's close to returning. Between the knee injury and an illness, Ilyasova has been limited to just two preseason games.
|Tue Oct 21||18:33||Collison (ankle) will make his preseason debut for Thunder on Tu...||Nick Collison||PF||Thunder||Free Agent|
Collison (ankle) will make his preseason debut for the Thunder on Tuesday, the Oklahoman's Anthony Slater reports.
He will likely be the first big man off the bench, as Serge Ibaka and Steven Adams continue to start in the frontcourt. Consider Collison healthy moving forward.
|Tue Oct 21||16:46||Pondexter averaging 10.7 points (44.2 FG||Quincy Pondexter||SF||NO Hornets||Free Agent|
Pondexter is averaging 10.7 points (44.2 FG, 35.0 3Pt, 76.0 FT), 2.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 0.5 steals in 23 minutes per game during six preseason affairs.
Pondexter will begin the regular season coming off the bench with Courtney Lee and Tony Allen occupying the starting wing positions, but Coach Dave Joerger indicated to 92.9 ESPN in Memphis that Tayshaun Prince will see a reduced role in 2014-15. Factor in that Pondexter can cover both wing positions, Vince Carter (ankle) is not expected to be 100 percent to start the season, and rookie Jordan Adams will be eased into action, and Pondexter figures to see solid minutes to start the 2014-15 season. Still, Pondexter's upside may be limited by the Grizzlies' depth at the wing, and that might keep him from gaining much value outside of deeper leagues.
|Tue Oct 21||14:17||Watson (foot) will not play Tuesday against Timberwolves||C.J. Watson||PG||Bulls||Free Agent|
Watson (foot) will not play Tuesday against the Timberwolves.
Watson is still nursing a sore right foot, but coach Frank Vogel said he'd be able to play if it were a regular season game. The veteran guard should be at full strength when the regular season opens.
|Tue Oct 21||14:07||Blake (illness) will not play Tuesday against Denver||Steve Blake||PG||Lakers||Free Agent|
Blake (illness) will not play Tuesday against Denver, Erik Gundersen of The Columbian reports.
Blake is dealing with an upper respiratory illness and will sit out Tuesday's exhibition. He'll have two more chances to play prior to the start of the regular season: Wednesday against the Lakers and Friday against the Clippers.
|Tue Oct 21||13:27||Lucas has officially signed with Wizards||John Lucas III||PG||Bulls||Free Agent|
Lucas has officially signed with the Wizards, Sportando reports.
Lucas will presumably step in and fill the 15th roster spot with the regular season set to begin next week. In six NBA seasons, the former Oklahoma State star has spent time with Houston, Chicago, Toronto and Utah. He appeared in 42 games for the Jazz last season, averaging 3.8 points and 1.0 assists in just over 14 minutes. At a glance, Lucas will likely slide in as the third or fourth point guard behind John Wall and Andre Miller.
|Tue Oct 21||13:21||Booker (ankle) game-time call for Tuesday's preseason contest ag...||Trevor Booker||PF||Wizards||Free Agent|
Booker (ankle) is a game-time call for Tuesday's preseason contest against the Jazz.
Booker sustained a sprained ankle over the weekend but said the injury is nothing serious. However, it wouldn't be a surprise if he ends up sitting out Tuesday, as the team will probably exercise caution with the regular season fast approaching.
|Tue Oct 21||13:18||Pittman waived by Hawks on Tuesday||Dexter Pittman||C||Heat||Free Agent|
Pittman was waived by the Hawks on Tuesday, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Pittman, who spent time overseas last season, is likely destined for the same fate in 2014-15. He could also head to the D-League in hopes of earning an NBA call-up.
|Tue Oct 21||09:17||Lucas nearing deal with Wizards||John Lucas III||PG||Bulls||Free Agent|
Lucas is nearing a deal with the Wizards, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.
With Bradley Beal expected to miss six weeks due to a wrist injury, the Wizards are seeking veteran depth in the backcourt. Lucas bounced around in a couple of trades this offseason before the Celtics waived him in late September.
|Mon Oct 20||23:07||Varejao scored 22 points (10-13 FG||Anderson Varejao||C||Cavaliers||Free Agent|
Varejao scored 22 points (10-13 FG, 2-2 FT) with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in just 23 minutes during Monday's preseason win over the Bulls.
With LeBron James and Kevin Love joining Kyrie Irving in Cleveland, there likely won't be too many games during the regular season where Varejao puts together this kind of offensive performance. If he holds off Tristan Thompson for the starting center spot though, Varejao's ability to put back their misses while racking up boards and blocks should still give him solid fantasy value.
|Mon Oct 20||22:34||Temple played 42 minutes on Monday||Garrett Temple||SG||Bobcats||Free Agent|
Temple played 42 minutes on Monday, scoring 13 points (4-9 FG, 0-3 3P, 5-6 FT) with five assists and three rebounds.
With Bradley Beal (wrist) out to begin the season and Paul Pierce (knee) and Glen Rice (ankle) currently hobbled as well, Wizards coach Randy Wittman had little choice but to give Temple all the work he could handle. Both Pierce and Rice should be in the lineup when the regular season starts though, so don't rush out to grab Temple.