Fantasy News

Julius Randle

Randle (ankle) continues to make steady progress and is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, Steve Aschburner of reports. Head coach Tom Thibodeau's update on Randle was brief, but it brought positive news for the Knicks. The star forward underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle during the offseason, and barring any last-minute setbacks, it shouldn't force him to miss any game action.

Chris Silva

Silva signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Hawks on Monday, Brad Rowland of the Locked On Podcast Network reports. Silva spent the majority of last season with Atlanta's G League affiliate, the College Park Skyhawks. He started 21 of 22 appearances and averaged 14.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.4 blocks in 25.6 minutes per game. Silva will have a chance to compete for a roster spot during training camp but will likely start 2023-24 back in the G League.

Brodric Thomas

Thomas and the Clippers agreed to an Exhibit 10 deal Monday, Law Murray of The Athletic reports. Thomas hasn't appeared in a regular-season NBA game since 2021-22 when he played in 12 games for Boston. He will have a chance to compete for a roster spot with the Clippers but will likely wind up back in the G League to start 2023-24. He started 21 of 22 appearances for the Maine Celtics last season and averaged 14.6 points, 3.9 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 30.8 minutes per game.

Rodney McGruder

McGruder (foot) signed with the Warriors on Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. McGruder missed the final nine games of the 2022-23 regular season due to a foot injury and remained a free agent all summer. It appears he's healthy after signing a deal with the Warriors, and he'll look to compete for a roster spot during training camp. The veteran guard was limited to just 32 appearances (12 starts) with the Pistons last season and averaged 5.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 made three-pointers in 16.4 minutes per game. McGruder has shot 36 percent from deep during his career.

Trevor Keels

Keels has agreed to a training camp contract with Minnesota, Jon Krawczysnki of The Athletic reports. Keels was on a two-way contract with the Knicks in 2022-23 and is a former Duke standout. He'll be facing an uphill battle to make the final roster in Minnesota.

Kyler Edwards

Edwards was signed by the Nets on Monday, Billy Reinhardt of Sports Talk reports. Edwards was a standout in the G League last season, averaging 12.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists. This is likely a training camp deal for Edwards, and it's possible the Nets are looking to add him to their G League roster.

Tyrese Haliburton

Haliburton (ankle) averaged 8.6 points, 5.6 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.1 blocks in 21.5 minutes per contest while appearing in eight games for the United States in the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup in August and September. Haliburton missed the final seven games of the 2022-23 campaign due to a minor ankle injury, but the Pacers had no reservations about signing the point guard to a lavish extension this offseason before clearing him to play for the United States national team. Before he was shut down late last season, Haliburton established himself as a cornerstone player for Indiana and one of the top fantasy performers overall, as he averaged 20.7 points, 10.4 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 2.9 three-pointers and 1.6 steals in 33.6 minutes over 56 games while shooting 49 percent from the field and 87.1 percent from the free-throw line. He profiles as a rock-solid first-round selection in both points and categories leagues heading into the 2023-24 season.