Fantasy News

Brandon Ingram

Ingram (toe) did not practice Thursday and is questionable for Friday’s preseason game versus the Pistons, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports. Ingram also missed Tuesday's preseason game with a toe injury. There is no indication that the star forward's injury will cause him to miss any regular season action, but he may receive some load management throughout the rest of the preseason.

Richaun Holmes

Kings coach Mike Brown said Holmes missed practice Thursday while dealing with a stomach ailment, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports. Holmes is expected to be the Kings' backup center behind Domantas Sabonis this season. The veteran big man should not miss any regular season time with this stomach ailment, but will be worth monitoring for Sunday's preseason game versus Portland.

Keon Johnson

The Trail Blazers are exercising Johnson’s 2023-24 team option, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Johnson averaged 9.7 points, 2.9 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 25.5 minutes over 22 games for Portland last season after being traded from the Clippers. Johnson will have another team option in 2024-25 before becoming a restricted free agent. The second-year guard has two years more years of team control after this season to earn a long-term contract with the team.

Malik Beasley

Beasley (ankle) didn’t participate in Thursday’s practice session, Sarah Todd of The Deseret News reports. Beasley sustained a left ankle sprain during Tuesday's preseason game against the Trail Blazers, and the issue continued to bother him a few days later. Whether he'll be available for Tuesday's matchup against San Antonio remains to be seen.

Svi Mykhailiuk

Mykhailiuk is questionable for Friday’s game against Indiana due to a sore lower back. Mykhailiuk missed Tuesday's preseason opener against the Pistons, and he's apparently dealing with a back issue that jeopardizes his availability for Friday's matchup. If he's unable to play, more minutes could be available for Jalen Harris, Trevor Keels and Miles McBride.

DaQuan Jeffries

Jeffries (concussion) has been ruled out for Friday’s preseason game against the Pacers. Jeffries remains in the concussion protocol and will be unable to suit up for a second consecutive game. Once he's healthy, the 25-year-old will compete for a spot on the Knicks' roster after signing a training camp deal with the team in mid-September.

Jamal Murray

Nuggets coach Mike Malone said that Murray will likely play into the third quarter in Friday’s preseason matchup with the Bulls, Harrison Wind of TheDNVR.com reports. Murray only played 15 minutes in Monday's preseason game against the Thunder. This will likely be boosted to the mid-twenties Friday, as Murray attempts to regain his form after missing all of the 2021-22 season with a torn ACL.

Davis Bertans

Bertans (knee) will miss Friday’s preseason game versus the Magic. Bertans is set to miss the Mavericks' first two preseason games due to a sore knee. He has not been practicing this week and his next opportunity to play will be next Friday's preseason matchup versus the Jazz. There is still no indication that Bertans will miss any regular season action.

Johnny Davis

Davis missed Thursday’s practice session due to knee tendinitis, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports. Davis hasn't been particularly effective over his first two preseason matchups, totaling just six points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals in 47 minutes. It's not yet clear whether his knee injury will impact his availability for Monday's exhibition game in Charlotte.

Coby White

White (knee) practiced fully Thursday and plans to play in Friday’s preseason game versus the Nuggets after receiving a clean MRI, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports. White exited Tuesday's preseason game due to a left knee contusion and received an MRI that came back clean. With White ready to go, he will continue to try and earn a spot in the guard rotation alongside Ayo Dosunmu, Goran Dragic and Alex Caruso while Lonzo Ball is out with a knee injury.

Nikola Jokic

Jokic (wrist) is doubtful for Friday’s game against Chicago, Harrison Wind of TheDNVR.com reports. Jokic tweaked his wrist during Monday's preseason opener and was a full participant during Tuesday's light practice session, but he was unable to practice. Coach Michael Malone said Thursday that Jokic probably won't be available Friday, but the Nuggets don't seem to be too concerned about his long-term availability at this point.

Cam Reddish

Reddish (ankle) is questionable for Friday’s preseason game against Indiana, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports. Reddish was initially labeled as out for Friday's exhibition matchup, but he'll have a chance to suit up against the Pacers. However, he was held out of Thursday's practice session and is considered day-to-day. Regardless of whether Reddish is able to suit up Friday, his ankle injury doesn't appear to be a significant concern.

Jericho Sims

Sims (groin) is questionable to play in Friday’s preseason game versus the Pacers, Ian Begley of SportsNet New York reports. Simms will miss two consecutive preseason games with a groin injury he has been dealing with since the beginning of training camp. Without receiving much action in the preseason, it will be hard for the second-year center to crack the Knicks' rotation once the regular season rolls around. Sims' next chance to play will be next Wednesday against Indiana.

Cam Reddish

Reddish (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday’s preseason game against the Pacers, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports. Reddish sustained a left ankle sprain during Tuesday's preseason matchup against Detroit. However, his ankle didn't have significant swelling, and he's considered day-to-day for now, Ian Begley of SportsNet New York reports. He'll be unavailable for at least one matchup, while his next chance to suit up will be Wednesday in Indiana.

Quentin Grimes

Grimes (foot) has been ruled out for Friday’s preseason game against the Pacers, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports. Grimes was held out for Tuesday's preseason opener, and he'll be forced to miss a second consecutive game Friday. He's considered day-to-day, and his next chance to suit up will be Wednesday in Indiana.

Cody Martin

The Hornets announced that Martin (knee) will not be available for Friday’s preseason matchup with the Celtics. Martin will have to wait to make his preseason debut, as he is still working back from left knee tendinopathy. As the regular season gets closer, his status for the season opener versus the Spurs on Oct. 19 comes more into question.

Dennis Smith

Smith (personal) is doubtful for Friday’s preseason game against Boston. Smith was unavailable for Wednesday's exhibition matchup for personal reasons, and it appears likely that he'll be sidelined once again Friday. Assuming that's the case, his next chance to suit up will be Monday against Washington.

Gordon Hayward

Hayward (knee) is doubtful for Friday’s preseason game against the Celtics. Hayward has missed the Hornets' first two preseason games this year due to a left knee contusion, and he seems to be on track to miss a third consecutive matchup. It's not yet clear when the 32-year-old will be cleared for game action.

Joel Embiid

Embiid scored 12 points (6-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt) with six rebounds and three assists in 18 minutes against the Cavs on Wednesday. Embiid was his usual, versatile self on Wednesday night, collecting six points (3-8 FG) and four rebounds in the first quarter. He added three assists in the second quarter, all to Tyrese Maxey, to go along with another six points and two rebounds before sitting out for the entire second half. The Sixers' star center and recurring MVP candidate looks as good as ever heading into his seventh NBA season.

Eric Gordon

Gordon (rest) will not play in Friday’s preseason matchup with the Raptors, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports Gordon is still the favorite to start for the Rockets at small forward this season. However, the 33-year-old will likely continue to receive load management throughout the preseason. There is no indication that Gordon will miss any regular season action.

Jabari Smith

Smith has been ruled out for Friday’s preseason game against the Raptors due to a left ankle sprain, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports. Smith came within two rebounds of a double-double during Sunday's preseason opener, tallying 21 points, eight rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes. However, the rookie is dealing with an ankle issue that will force him to miss at least one exhibition game. It's not yet clear whether his injury will keep him out beyond Friday's matchup, but Jae'Sean Tate (ankle), Tara Eason and Kenyon Martin are candidates to see increased run against Toronto.

Luka Doncic

Mavericks coach Jason Kidd said that Doncic (rest) will likely play in Friday’s preseason game versus the Magic, Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News reports. Doncic missed Wednesday's preseason opener versus the Thunder due to rest. However, it does not appear that Doncic will miss any regular season action, and was just going through typical preseason load management.

Dean Wade

Wade scored 11 points (3-6 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) across 23 minutes in Wednesday’s loss to the 76ers. He also added five rebounds, an assist and a steal. Wade took only three shots in the first half with his only make coming on a 26-foot three pointer following an assist from Donovan Mitchell. The Cavs power forward was more active in the third quarter, going 2-of-4 from the field with two threes while grabbing up four rebounds and making 2-of-2 free throws. Wade appears ready to carry on his role as a major three-point shooting threat in the Cavs offense this season.

Isaiah Jackson

Jackson scored 13 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT) with six rebounds, four blocks and an assist over 16 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday night. Jackson got off to a bit of a sloppy start after being charged with three quick fouls - two offensive - between the first quarter and early second quarter. The Pacers forward found his footing after that, victimizing both Bryce McGowen and Mason Plumlee on blocked shots, the latter of which he blocked twice in the game. Jackson then contributed nine points in the third, eight of which came in the paint on 4-of-6 shooting. He'll look to continue his dominance on defense as the regular season approaches.

Jordan Nwora

The Bucks announced that Nwora will not start in Thursday’s preseason matchup with the Hawks in Abu Dhabi. Nwora played well in the Bucks' preseason opener versus the Grizzlies, tallying 21 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals. However, with the return of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nwora will return to his bench role that he will likely resume this season.

Xavier Sneed

Sneed (wrist) is signing an Exhibit 10 deal with the Hornets on Thursday, Rod Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports. Sneed was most recently waived by the Jazz on Sept. 16, but has quickly found a new home in Charlotte. The 24-year-old forward played nine games for the Jazz and Grizzlies last year and averaged 0.6 points and 0.7 rebounds in 4.3 minutes. A wrist injury had been bothering Sneed in Summer League, so it is unclear how that will affect his chances of making the Hornets' roster.

Gabe Vincent

Vincent is questionable for Thursday’s preseason game against the Nets due to a knee injury, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Vincent was held out of Tuesday's preseason matchup against the Timberwolves for rest purposes, but he's still apparently dealing with the knee injury that hindered him in late September. It wouldn't be surprising to see him held out as a precautionary measure Thursday or Friday since the Heat are playing a back-to-back set in the preseason, but it doesn't seem as though his knee issue is a significant concern at this point.

Victor Oladipo

Oladipo (rest) will not play in Thursday’s preseason game at Brooklyn, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Unsurprisingly, given his injury history, Oladipo is getting time off during exhibition play. In late June, he signed a one-year, $11 million deal and could see more playing time with P.J. Tucker moving to Philadelphia.

Tyler Herro

Herro is out for Thursday’s preseason game against the Nets due to a knee injury, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Herro bumped knees Tuesday and will join Victor Oladipo (rest) on the sidelines for Thursday's game, and Gabe Vincent (knee) is questionable. Sunday, Herro signed a four-year, $130 million extension coming off his Sixth Man of the Year campaign.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Antetokounmpo (rest) is expected to play in Thursday’s preseason matchup with the Hawks in Abu Dhabi, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports. As expected, Antetokounmpo missing Saturday's preseason game was just load management. The Bucks' superstar is not currently in any jeopardy to miss any regular season action.

Pat Connaughton

Connaughton (undisclosed) should be available for Thursday’s preseason game against Atlanta, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports. Connaughton didn't appear in Saturday's preseason opener against the Grizzlies for an unspecified reason, but he isn't on the list of inactives ahead of Thursday's preseason matchup in Abu Dhabi. While it appears as though the 29-year-old will play Thursday, it's possible that the Bucks will choose to limit his minutes as a precautionary measure since he'll likely see a consistent role off the bench once the regular season begins.

Buddy Hield

Hield scored seven points (3-8 FG, 1-4 3 Pt) with five rebounds, two assists and three steals across 20 minutes in Wednesday’s win over the Hornets. Hield scored five of his seven points in the first half on 3-of-8 shooting, but it was on the defensive end where he really made his presence felt. The Pacers guard collected three rebounds in the first quarter and grabbed three steals in the second, two of which came off of bad passes from LaMelo Ball. Hield would later be replaced by Bennedict Mathurin early in the third quarter and would not return as the Pacers continue to give extra rest to their starters before the regular season kicks off.

Wesley Matthews

Matthews (ankle) is out for Thursday’s preseason game against Atlanta, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports. Matthews tweaked his ankle during practice last week and will miss a second consecutive game to begin the preseason. His next chance to suit up during the preseason will be Saturday against the Hawks.

Bogdan Bogdanovic

Bogdanovic (kneecap) will not play in Thursday preseason matchup with the Bucks in Abu Dhabi, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports. Bogdanovic underwent offseason knee surgery to address inflammation in his right patella tendon. While it was expected that he wouldn't be fully back for preseason, his status for the regular season is now in question. Additionally, with the Hawks trading for Dejounte Murray, Bogdanovic will likely be the team's sixth man when he does return from injury.

Vit Krejci

Krejci will be available to play Thursday against the Bucks in their preseason matchup in Abu Dhabi, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports. Krejci looks to be fully recovered from a knee surgery he underwent in April. Last season he averaged 7.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 27.4 minutes across 24 games for the Thunder as a rookie. After being traded to the Hawks, Krejci will attempt to earn his spot in the rotation.

Aaron Nesmith

Nesmith collected 16 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3 Pt, 6-6 FT) across 14 minutes in Wednesday night’s win over the Hornets, while also adding four rebounds. Nesmith entered the game for Jalen Smith with 4:15 left in the first and scored four points to finish out the quarter. The small forward then sat out for most of the second quarter before busting out in the next half with 12 third-quarter points, including two threes, on 3-of-5 shooting (4-4 FT). Nesmith also knocked down all six of his free throws attempts in the contest.

Frank Kaminsky

Kaminsky (knee) will be available to play in Thursday preseason game against the Bucks in Abu Dhabi, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports. Kaminsky had been recovering from knee surgery that ended his 2021-22 season. However, with only Bogdan Bogdanovic, Trent Forrest and Jalen Johnson being out for Thursday's game, Kaminsky will have the opportunity to make his Hawks debut. In nine games with the Suns last season he averaged 10.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.8 blocks in 20.1 minutes.

LeBron James

James posted 23 points (8-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), four assists, three rebounds and a steal across 17 minutes in Wednesday’s 119-115 loss to the Suns. After failing to drain a field goal in Monday's contest, James came storming back with a superb showing in Wednesday's loss. We saw the first glimpse of what could be a small-ball approach whenever Anthony Davis (rest) takes a seat, which is known to happen frequently. In recent years, James has taken on more of a facilitator role to preserve his longevity, but with Davis off the floor, James would be a more significant force inside in these situations. James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook are all scheduled for rest Thursday against the Timberwolves.

LaMelo Ball

Ball scored 12 points (5-13 FG, 0-3 3 Pt, 2-4 FT) with seven assists, five rebounds and a steal over 27 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday. Ball knocked down his first two shots in the first quarter but went just 3-of-11 from the field for the rest of the game. It was a bit of a sloppy performance for the star point guard, as he also turned it over four times in the game, including three turnovers in the third quarter - two of which came off steals from Buddy Hield. On a positive note, Ball did record four assists in the third quarter before sitting out for all of the fourth.

Russell Westbrook

Westbrook posted 12 points (4-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-5 FT), six rebounds and three assists across 21 minutes in Wednesday’s 119-115 exhibition loss to the Suns. Westbrook could have shot the ball a bit better, but cold shooting nights should be expected as players shake off the off-season rust. The Lakers should have a plan to better utilize Westbrook after a rocky first season with the team. He's expected to take a seat for rest Thursday against the Timberwolves.

Kendrick Nunn

Nunn notched 21 points (8-13 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds and an assist across 19 minutes in Wednesday’s 119-115 exhibition loss to the Suns. After starting in Monday's preseason game, Nunn was supplanted by Patrick Beverley Wednesday evening. This spot will be interesting moving forward, and a lot will depend on how well each player performs alongside Russell Westbrook. While Nunn is pure shooter with a lot of upside, Beverley has an intangible effect on the floor that doesn't always transfer to a good stat line. The position battle will be worth monitoring as fantasy drafts get underway.

Terry Rozier

Rozier scored 18 points (5-11 FG, 3-8 3 Pt, 5-6 FT) with five assists and three rebounds in 30 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday. It wasn't a pretty start for Rozier after shooting just 2-of-7 from the field and 0-for-4 from three-point range in the first half. He got hot in the second half, hitting a three on his first shot attempt of the third and finishing with 13 points on 3-of-4 shooting over the final two quarters. He also recorded three assists in the second half while going 4-of-4 at the free-throw line.

Deandre Ayton

Ayton supplied seven points (3-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, two steals, an assist and a blocked shot across 25 minutes in Wednesday’s 119-115 exhibition win over the Lakers. The Pacers made a move to obtain Ayton over the summer, but the Suns kept him in-house, matching Indiana's offer sheet with a four year, $133 million deal. Ayton has averaged a double-double in all four seasons with the Suns.

Chris Paul

Paul produced 13 points (5-11 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT),, 10 assists, four rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot across 26 minutes in Wednesday’s 119-115 exhibition win over the Lakers. Paul was in mid-season form Wednesday night, dropping 10 dimes on the Lakers in Las Vegas. Paul and Devin Booker will once again form one of the most potent backcourts in the league.

Jock Landale

Landale posted 14 points (5-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot across 15 minutes in Wednesday’s 119-115 exhibition win over the Lakers. The former San Antonio Spur will compete for minutes as Deandre Ayton's backup alongside Dario Saric and Bismack Biyombo. Landale appeared in 54 games with the Spurs in his rookie season.

Paul Reed

Reed scored five points (2-5 FG, 1-1 FT) to go along with six rebounds, two assists and four steals in 18 minutes against the Cavs on Wednesday. Reed continued his solid play on Wednesday by contributing in multiple areas. While he only scored five points, four of which came in the first half, he played a major role on defense with three steals in the second half, including one on a bad pass from Mamadi Diakite with 0:46 left in the game to help the Cavs hold onto a narrow two-point lead. The 6-foot-9 small forward continues to show that he has the ability to grow into a solid player for Philladelpia as they head into the 2022-2023 regular season.

Devin Booker

Booker supplied 22 points (7-20 FG , 3=8 3Pt, 5-5 FT), three rebounds and an assist across. 25 minutes in Wednesday’s 119-115 exhibition win over the Lakers. Booker and the Suns notched a 28-point fourth quarter to upend the Lakers. The Suns signed their marquee player to a massive four-year deal over the summer as they make another playoff push. Although you can never fade Booker in fantasy lineups, you'll occasionally see the kind of regression he experienced in his final two playoff games against Dallas, where we couldn't get anything going. He finished last season with an average of 26.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game, shooting an average of 46.6 percent from the floor over 68 games.

Tyrese Maxey

Maxey scored 21 points (9-11 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT) with two assists, a rebound and a steal over 15 minutes in Wednesday’s win over the Cavs. Maxey was lights out from the field on Wednesday, knocking down four of five shots in the first quarter, including a three-pointer, while also hitting Tobias Harris with a three-point assist. The Sixers point guard kept his foot on the gas in the second, making all five of his shots in the quarter, including two three-pointers. He hit his last seven shots in the game before sitting for all of the second half and appears ready to help lead the 76ers offense as they prepare for the regular season.

Donovan Mitchell

Mitchell scored 16 points (6-9 FG, 3-4 3 Pt, 1-1 FT) with five assists, two rebounds and a steal in Wednesday night’s loss to the 76ers. Mitchell ignited the Cavs offense on Wednesday, going 2-of-2 from three in the first quarter while also setting up Kevin Love for three on two early assists. The newly-acquired point guard shot 4-of-7 in the second quarter, including 1-of-2 from three and also dished out another assist to Dean Wade for a three-pointer. Mitchell would not play in the second half, but has clearly shown enough already to make Cavs fans excited heading into the regular season.

Russell Westbrook

Westbrook is inactive for Thursday’s preseason contest against Minnesota, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Pressreports. Although the official injury tag hasn't been confirmed, there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with Westbrook at the moment, and he'll take Thursday's game off to rest. The guard will watch the contest from the sidelines also with the Lakers' stars: LeBron James (rest) and Anthony Davis (back).

Anthony Davis

Davis (back) won’t play in Thursday’s preseason contest against Minnestoa, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Pressreports. Davis was a late scratch for Wednesday's preseason matchup against Phoenix with minor back tightness. The Lakers, thus, won't be taking any chances with Davis during the preseason, and they'll let the veteran rest as much as he needs. The former Kentucky standout joins LeBron James (rest) and Russell Westbrook (rest) on the sidelines for Thursday's game.

LeBron James

James won’t play in Thursday’s preseason matchup against Minnestoa, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Pressreports. Although the reason why James will be absent from the lineup is unclear, there's speculation that the veteran is being held out due to rest purposes. Nevertheless, James will watch Thursday's preseason contest from the sidelines along with Anthony Davis (back) and Russell Westbrook (rest).

Josh Giddey

Giddey tallied 13 points (6-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three assists, two rebounds and three steals over 17 minutes in a preseason loss to Dallas on Wednesday. Giddey didn't approach the numbers that resulted in him falling one assist shy of a triple-double in OKC's preseason opener, but he still led the team in scoring and steals and tied for the lead in assists Wednesday. He's shot well from the field so far in the preseason, making 12 of 21 shots after shooting just 41.9 percent as a rookie last season. Given his ability to contribute as a rebounder and distributor, Giddey's fantasy stock could shoot through the roof if he's able to raise his scoring and shooting marks in his sophomore campaign.

Christian Wood

Wood registered 16 points (7-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt), 13 rebounds and one assist over 25 minutes in a 98-96 preseason win against the Thunder on Wednesday. Wood was dynamic in his first preseason action as a member of the Mavericks, leading all players in rebounds and adding 16 points. The big man averaged a double-double over 68 games for Houston last season after narrowly missing that milestone in his previous campaign, so there's little doubt about his ability to contribute as both a scorer and rebounder. He's expected to come off the bench for Dallas this season but should see enough minutes to again be a solid fantasy asset, though playing as a reserve on a new team does lend some risk to his outlook.

Jaden Hardy

Hardy tallied 21 points (8-16 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal over 24 minutes in a 98-96 preseason victory versus Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Hardy led all players across both teams in scoring in Dallas' first preseason contest of the campaign. The 6-foot-4 guard was selected by the Mavericks in the second round of July's draft, and he shot just 34.7 percent from the field during the Las Vegas Summer League. He isn't expected to log major NBA minutes this season but could lend an occasional scoring spark off the bench.

Sam Hauser

Hauser produced 22 points (8-12 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds and two assists across 26 minutes in a preseason loss to Toronto on Wednesday. Hauser enjoyed his second straight strong game after posting 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting in Boston's first preseason contest. He's made nine of 13 three-point attempts in the two games combined after shooting 43.2 percent from deep in limited time during his rookie campaign. Hauser isn't slated for major minutes this season, but the Celtics may be compelled to give him a bigger role if he continues to shoot this well.

Jaylen Brown

Brown registered 23 points (9-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-5 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in a loss to Toronto on Wednesday. Brown led Boston in scoring in the contest, as he did in the team's first preseason game when he scored 24 points. It's a promising start for the star forward after his scoring average and shooting percentage dipped slightly last season. Brown has nonetheless averaged over 20 points in each of his past three campaigns and figures to again be a solid option as a scorer and three-point producer for fantasy managers this season.

Precious Achiuwa

Achiuwa tallied 13 points (4-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and seven rebounds over 19 minutes in a 125-199 preseason win over the Celtics on Wednesday. Achiuwa didn't shoot well from the field, but he made all four of his free-throw tries to help him tie for the team lead with 13 points. He also finished second with seven boards but didn't notch any defensive stats. Achiuwa should fill an important bench role for Toronto this season but isn't a fantasy target unless injuries propel him into the starting unit.

Pascal Siakam

Siakam scored 13 points (5-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and added six rebounds, one assist and one steal over 23 minutes Wednesday in a 125-119 win over Boston. Siakam was one of a trio of Raptors to tie for the team lead with 13 points. He upped his playing time by seven minutes over the preseason opener as he gears up for another season as a focal point of Toronto's offense. Siakam led the team with 22.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game last season and added a career-high 5.3 assists per contest.