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Dewayne Dedmon

Dedmon (foot) practiced Friday, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports. Dedmon was limited during Tuesday's practice due to a foot injury, but as expected, the issue was minor and he's already back to full participation. The undrafted product out of USC is expected to be the primary backup center to Bam Adebayo during the 2022-23 campaign, though he may face competition from second-year pro Omer Yurtseven.

Gabe Vincent

Vincent (knee) returned to practice today, along with the rest of the Heat roster, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Heraldreports. Vincent missed Tuesday's practice with a knee injury. With him returning to practice, it seems like the injury is nothing serious. Vincent should be expected to be the team's backup point guard to Kyle Lowry.

Nikola Jovic

Jovic (Achilles) — along with the rest of the Heat players dealing with injuries — practiced Friday, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports. Jovic was limited in practice earlier this week due to an Achilles issue, but it appears he was able to return to full practice Friday. Barring any setbacks, he should be available for Miami's preseason opener against Minnesota on Oct. 4.

Udonis Haslem

Haslem (Achilles) practiced Friday, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports. Haslem missed Tuesday's practice due to Achilles soreness, but the veteran was back in the mix Friday, along with the rest of Miami's roster. Regardless, Haslem isn't expected to play in many games during the 2022-23 campaign as he continues to serve mostly as a coach.

Omer Yurtseven

Yurtseven (quadriceps) fully participated in Friday’s training camp practice, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports. Yurtseven dealt with a quad injury during Summer League, but he appears to be good to go to start training camp. The undrafted center made 56 appearances as a rookie last year and averaged 5.3 points and 5.3 rebounds across 12.6 minutes and is expected to compete with Dewayne Dedmon for backup minutes behind Bam Adebayo during the 2022-23 campaign.

Bradley Beal

Beal (wrist) recorded nine points (4-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds and two steals in 18 minutes during Friday’s preseason game against the Warriors in Japan. Beal underwent season-ending surgery in February to address a left wrist injury, but the fact that he was able to play in the Wizards' preseason opener suggests that the guard is fully healthy ahead of the regular season. Despite not receiving a full complement of minutes Friday -- which was to be expected -- Beal's participation bodes well for his availability going forward as he looks to bounce back in 2022-23. In 40 appearances last season, Beal averaged 23.2 points, 6.6 assists and 4.7 rebounds across 36.0 minutes per game.

Jalen Johnson

Johnson didn’t practice Friday due to an illness and won’t be able to travel with the team to Abu Dhabi for the Hawks’ preseason opener, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports. Trent Forrest also missed practice due to an illness, but per Rowland, both players could eventually meet the team overseas if they clear their aliments before the preseason matchup against the Bucks on Oct. 6 in Abu Dhabi. Johnson appears in 22 games as a rookie and posted 2.4 points and 1.2 rebounds in 5.5 minutes, but he's been rumored to be a bigger piece of Atlanta's rotation during the 2022-23 campaign.

Luke Kornet

Kornet suffered an ankle sprain in practice this week and will miss one-to-two weeks, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports. This coincides with the news that Boston has signed Blake Griffin, meaning they will likely be competing as front court depth once Kornet returns from injury. The center has played with the Celtics in both 2020 and 2021, so he should be a reliable backup while Rob Williams is still out with a knee injury.

Kristaps Porzingis

Porzingis tallied seven poins (3-10 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block in 21 minutes during Friday’s preseason game versus the Warriors in Japan. Porzingis struggled mightily with his outside shooting, but played well in every other aspect. His four steals and one block is key for a Wizards team who lacks much size outside of him. Porzingis has proven to be a capable floor-spacer in the past, so expect his shooting splits to look better once the regular season rolls around.

Johnny Davis

Davis posted four points (0-5 FG, 4-4 FT), three assists, three steals and two rebounds in 22 minutes in Friday’s preseason contest with the Warriors in Japan. Davis was unable to convert on any of his field goals Friday. However, he was able to be disruptive on defense and get to the free throw line. Ultimately, Davis will take time to adjust to the NBA and will likely come off the bench to start the season.

Blake Griffin

The Celtics signed Griffin to a one-year contract Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The Celtics signed Danilo Gallinari this offseason to fortify their frontcourt depth, but he tore the ACL in his left knee while playing for the Italian national team in EuroBasket 2022 in late August, likely ending his 2022-23 campaign before it began. Boston also is expected to be without Robert Williams, who's set to miss the first couple months of the season following arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, so Griffin figures to slide into a reserve role behind Al Horford and Grant Williams. Griffin will compete with Luke Kornet and Sam Hauser for reserve minutes, but both of those players are floor-stretches, so look for Griffin to serve as the top defensive big man off Boston's bench to start the season.

Rui Hachimura

Hachimura tallied 13 points (5-9 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 3-7 FT), nine rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes during Friday’s preseason matchup with the Warriors in Japan. Hachimura only played in 42 games last season for the Wizards, so this is an important season to prove he is part of the team's long-term plans. The 6-foot-8 forward led the team in scoring and rebounding. However, he will have to improve on his poor outside shooting if he wants to overtake Kyle Kuzma in the starting lineup.

Jonathan Kuminga

Kuminga contributed six points (1-4 FG, 4-6 FT), three assists and one rebound in 26 minutes during Friday’s preseason game against the Wizards in Japan. Kuminga came off the bench for Friday's contest, but he managed to lead the team in minutes and finished second in plus-minus (plus-12) behind only James Wiseman (plus-14). Kuminga's performance wasn't flawless, however, as he also recorded four turnovers. The forward should continue to be a quality depth piece for the Warriors in 2022-23 after several strong performances in Summer League.

Patrick Baldwin

Baldwin registered seven points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3PT, 2-2 FT) and one rebound across eight minutes during Friday’s preseason contest against the Wizards in Japan. Baldwin was held out of the team's Summer League contests for precautionary reasons after the first-round pick missed the majority of his freshman season at UW-Milwaukee with a foot injury. However, he appears to be healthy heading into the regular season. The offensive talent was on display in his first NBA action, but he's faces an uphill battle for playing time during his rookie campaign.

Donte DiVincenzo

DiVincenzo recorded nine points (3-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes during Friday’s preseason matchup against the Wizards in Japan. DiVincenzo wasn't extended a qualifying offer by the Kings after acquiring him in the middle of last season, so the guard was free to sign a two-year deal with the Warriors this offseason. He's seemingly replaced defensive-minded guard Gary Payton, who inked a deal with Portland, but he'll likely still face stiff competition from Jordan Poole, Moses Moody, Andre Iguodala and Jonathan Kuminga for playing time. Nonetheless, DiVincenzo's all-around offensive prowess was on display Friday, showcasing exactly what he can bring to the Warriors bench over the next two seasons.

James Wiseman

Wiseman notched 20 points (8-11 FG, 4-6 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one block in 24 minutes during Friday’s preseason matchup against the Wizards in Japan. Wiseman continues to take major strides while working his way back from right knee surgery in April of 2021. The third-year center attempted a comeback last year, playing in three G League games, but he suffered a setback and was shutdown for the remainder of the campaign. Wiseman participated in Summer League and appears to be as close to 100 percent as he's been in a long time after scoring a team-high 20 points across 24 minutes Friday, putting him as one of just three players who saw over 20 minutes.

Will Barton

Barton didn’t play in Friday’s preseason opener against the Warriors in Japan due to lower-back tightness, Ava Wallace of The Washington Post reports. The 31-year-old apparently had his back tighten up during the long flight to Japan, so the Wizards opted to play it safe and hold him out of Friday's exhibition, per Wallace. It appears to be a minor concern since coach Wes Unseld Jr. said Barton would have played were it the regular season.

Klay Thompson

Thompson (rest) didn’t play in Friday’s preseason opener against the Wizards in Japan and will also sit out Sunday’s rematch, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. Thompson returned from a two-year absence last season and played in 54 games between the regular season and playoffs, so coach Steve Kerr is exercising caution for the two exhibition matchups versus the Wizards in Japan. The 32-year-old could make his preseason debut Oct. 9 versus the Lakers.

Kaiser Gates

The Nets and Gates agreed to a contract on Thursday, Chris Milholen of NetsDaily.com reports. Gates spent time playing with the Long Island Nets last season and figures to see time with both Long Island and Brooklyn this upcoming season. With Brooklyn, the small forward will likely see a reserve role if he is able to make the active roster. Gates will fill the Nets' 20th training camp spot.

David Nwaba

Nwaba — along with Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss — was traded from the Rockets to the Thunder on Thursday in exchange for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. A last-minute trade before the preseason starts, Nwaba is apparently heading to Oklahoma City where he'll try to earn a roster spot on a young squad. The forward appeared in 46 games last year with Houston and averaged 5.1 points and 3.3 rebounds and shot 48.3 percent overall from the field.

Sterling Brown

Brown — along with David Nwaba, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss — was traded from the Rockets to the Thunder on Thursday in exchange for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Brown was acquired by the Rockets from the Mavericks via trade in June, but he'll now join the Thunder as a depth piece ahead of the 2022-23 season. In 49 games with Dallas last season, Brown averaged 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds across 12.8 minutes per contest.

Ty Jerome

Jerome, along with three other players, have been traded to the Rockets in exchange for four players, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Jerome will begin his 2022-23 season playing for Houston after just finishing his third season in the NBA with the Thunder. The 25-year-old guard spent two seasons with Oklahoma City, where he averaged 8.9 points, 3.0 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 0.6 steals during 20.3 minutes of action. Expect Jerome to likely see depth minutes behind Kevin Porter at point guard.

Marquese Chriss

Chriss — along with David Nwaba, Sterling Brown and Trey Burke — was traded from the Thunder to the Rockets on Thursday in exchange for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The veteran center is on the move again, this time heading to Oklahoma City. Chriss was recently part of the trade that sent Christian Wood to Dallas back in June. Looking ahead, Chriss likely won't make much of a fantasy impact on a Thunder squad that is already heavy in the frontcourt.

Derrick Favors

The Thunder traded Favors, along with Theo Maledon, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless and a 2025 second-round pick to the Rockets in exchange for David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Favors is set to join Houston after playing with the Thunder for just one season, where he averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds over 16.7 minutes per game. The Rockets dealt Christian Wood to the Mavericks over the offseason, likely indicating that Alpren Sengun will be the starting center for Houston. The veteran center figures to see a depth role behind Alpren Sengun this upcoming season.

Maurice Harkless

Harkless — along with Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick — was traded from the Thunder to the Rockets on Thursday in exchange for David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. It's only been two days since Harkless was acquired by the Thunder from the Hawks via trade, but he'll now join his third team in three months as soon as the trade is finalized. It's unclear what Harkless' role will be with the Rockets, but assuming he stays put, he'll provide depth at both forward spots for the 2022-23 season. In 47 appearances last season with the Kings, Harkless averaged 4.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per contest.

Trey Burke

Burke — along with David Nwaba, Sterling Brown and Marquese Chriss — was traded from the Thunder to the Rockets on Thursday in exchange for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN., Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. In what appears to be a salary cap trade for both teams, Burke will team up with Nwaba, Brown and Chriss in Oklahoma City. With Maledon being part of the package heading back to Houston, Burke, at the moment, could likely continue to play a backup point-guard role with his new squad. The former Michigan standout was included in the trade that sent Christian Wood to Dallas back in June.

Theo Maledon

The Thunder traded Maledon, along with Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Moe Harkless and a 2025 second-round pick to the Rockets in exchange for David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Jerome will begin his 2022-23 season playing for Houston after just finishing his third season in the NBA with the Thunder. The 25-year-old guard spent two seasons with Oklahoma City, where he averaged 8.9 points, 3.0 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 0.6 steals during 20.3 minutes of action. Expect Jerome to likely see depth minutes behind Kevin Porter at point guard.