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  • Player News
    • Malcolm Miller TOR SG
      Raptors' Malcolm Miller: Makes roster
      2m ago

      The Raptors informed Miller on Monday that he would be included on the team's opening night roster, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

      Miller beat out guards Isaiah Taylor and Cam Payne for the 15th and final spot on the roster. Coach Nick Nurse said the 6-foot-7 wing earned his spot on the heels of a strong training camp, but Miller is unlikely to be a regular member of the Toronto rotation. Miller has appeared in 25 career games at the NBA level, posting averages of 2.9 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.7 triples in 7.7 minutes.

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    • Josh Jackson MEM SG
      Grizzlies' Josh Jackson: Fourth-year option declined
      11m ago

      The Grizzlies informed Jackson on Monday that they would decline his $8.93 million fourth-year option for 2020-21, Peter Edmiston of The Athletic reports.

      Though the Grizzlies bought low on the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 draft when they acquired him from Phoenix in July, it became clear the organization wasn't overly invested in Jackson after he wasn't invited to training camp and was instead assigned to the G League's Memphis Hustle to begin the 2019-20 campaign. Jackson will get the opportunity to play steady minutes with the Hustle and is eligible to be recalled to the NBA at any point this season, but it'll probably take a slew of injuries before he logs meaningful minutes with the Grizzlies. Jackson will become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

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    • Derrick Walton LAC PG
      Clippers' Derrick Walton Jr.: Secures roster spot
      17m ago

      Walton agreed Monday with the Clippers on a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.

      Walton, who had been attending Los Angeles' training camp on an Exhibit 10 contract, claimed the 15th and final spot on the Clippers' opening night roster. He'll fill little more than a depth role in the backcourt and isn't expected to be a regular member of coach Doc Rivers' rotation.

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    • Kevin Huerter ATL SG
      Hawks' Kevin Huerter: Has another solid day of practice
      27m ago

      Huerter (knee) had an "unbelievable" day of practice Tuesday, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.

      Huerter has been able to practice without issue since Sunday, so he appears on track to play in Thursday's season opener in Detroit. The team should make an official ruling on his availability later in the week.

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    • John Henson CLE PF
      Cavaliers' John Henson: Doubtful for Wednesday
      31m ago

      Henson (groin) took part in some "half-court things" during Tuesday's practice but isn't expected to be available for Wednesday's season opener against Orlando, Spencer Davies of BBall Insiders reports.

      Henson has been limited due to a groin injury, though the team hasn't officially ruled him out just yet, with head coach John Beilein stating he'll see how Henson fares during Wednesday's shootaround.

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    • Dwight Powell DAL PF
      Mavericks' Dwight Powell: To miss first two games
      34m ago

      Powell (hamstring) will miss the first two games of the regular season Wednesday against Washington and Friday in New Orleans, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.

      Powell is still on the mend from a left hamstring strain, and he won't be ready to take the court at least until Sunday against Portland. Maxi Kleber and Boban Marjanovic will see extended minutes at center until Powell is cleared to return.

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    • Moe Wagner WAS C
      Wizards' Moritz Wagner: Should be available for opener
      1h ago

      Wagner (back) will be available for Wednesday's game against Dallas "unless something crazy happens overnight," Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.

      Wagner was unable to take the court for practice Sunday after suffering a back injury during a preseason matchup, but it doesn't appear as though he'll miss any regular-season action. He's expected to see time at both center and power forward this season off the bench.

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    • Jonas Valanciunas MEM C
      Grizzlies' Jonas Valanciunas: Will be limited in opener
      2h ago

      Valanciunas will start but be on a minutes restriction in Wednesday's game against the Heat, Peter Edmiston of The Athletic reports.

      Valanciunas was cleared to play after nursing a foot injury during preseason play, but it appears he isn't exactly 100 percent yet. With the big man being limited as a result, look for rookie Brandon Clarke and Bruno Caboclo to see some additional minutes in Wednesday's opener.

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    • Tacko Fall BOS C
      Celtics' Tacko Fall: Still limited in practice
      2h ago

      Fall (concussion) participated in most of Tuesday's practice but was held out of all live drills, Clevis Murray of The Athletic reports.

      It's good news that the rookie was able to make it through most of practice, though it doesn't appear as though he's passed through concussion protocol just yet. At this point, his chances of suiting up for Wednesday's regular-season opener don't look good.

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    • Robert Williams BOS C
      Celtics' Robert Williams: Expected to play in opener
      2h ago

      Williams (concussion) is expected to play in Wednesday's regular-season opener against the 76ers, Brian Robb of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

      Williams is still in concussion protocol, but after going through practice Monday without issue, the Celtics believe he'll be ready to roll for the first matchup of the season. He averaged 2.5 points and 2.5 rebounds over 32 games a season ago with Boston.

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    • Mitchell Robinson NY C
      Knicks' Mitchell Robinson: Suffers sprained ankle
      3h ago

      Robinson is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Spurs due to a right ankle sprain.

      It's unclear when Robinson suffered the ankle sprain, but his status for the season opener is suddenly in question. Robinson will likely end up being a game-time decision Wednesday, but in the event he is unable to play, Bobby Portis would be in line to start at center.

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    • Hassan Whiteside POR C
      Trail Blazers' Hassan Whiteside: Puts in full practice
      21h ago

      Coach Terry Stotts said Whiteside (ankle) practiced with no restrictions Monday, Peter Socotch of NBC Sports Northwest reports.

      Whiteside has been nursing a sprained left ankle throughout camp, but as expected, he's on track to play in Wednesday's season opener after getting through Monday's practice with no issues. The big man appeared in three preseason games with Portland, posting averages of 8.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in 17.3 minutes.

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    • John Henson CLE PF
      Cavaliers' John Henson: Doubtful for Wednesday
      31m ago

      Henson (groin) took part in some "half-court things" during Tuesday's practice but isn't expected to be available for Wednesday's season opener against Orlando, Spencer Davies of BBall Insiders reports.

      Henson has been limited due to a groin injury, though the team hasn't officially ruled him out just yet, with head coach John Beilein stating he'll see how Henson fares during Wednesday's shootaround.

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    • Dwight Powell DAL PF
      Mavericks' Dwight Powell: To miss first two games
      34m ago

      Powell (hamstring) will miss the first two games of the regular season Wednesday against Washington and Friday in New Orleans, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.

      Powell is still on the mend from a left hamstring strain, and he won't be ready to take the court at least until Sunday against Portland. Maxi Kleber and Boban Marjanovic will see extended minutes at center until Powell is cleared to return.

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    • Udonis Haslem MIA PF
      Heat's Udonis Haslem: Ruled out for season opener
      2h ago

      Haslem (wrist) won't play in Wednesday's game against Memphis, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

      Haslem was unable to participate in Sunday's practice due to a sprained wrist, so this news isn't all that surprising. The veteran's next chance to make his season debut will come Saturday in Milwaukee.

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    • Blake Griffin DET PF
      Pistons' Blake Griffin: Limited in practice
      2h ago

      Griffin (hamstring) was unable to participate much during Tuesday's practice, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.

      Griffin remains day-to-day with a hamstring issue, though the fact that he didn't do much during Tuesday's practice is concerning. He'll remain a game-time decision for Wednesday's season opener against Indiana until further notice.

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    • Taj Gibson NY PF
      Knicks' Taj Gibson: Questionable for opener
      3h ago

      Gibson (calf) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

      Gibson has been dealing with a sore right calf for the last few days and has been unable to practice. There doesn't appear to be much concern regarding his health, Gibson will likely end up being a game-time decision come Wednesday.

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    • Kyle Kuzma LAL PF
      Lakers' Kyle Kuzma: Ruled out for season opener
      18h ago

      Kuzma (foot) won't play in Tuesday's season opener against the Clippers.

      As expected, Kuzma will miss the first game of the regular season due to a foot injury. The Lakers would like to see the forward make it through some live contact prior to clearing him for game action, though it's unclear as to when that might occur.

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    • Max Strus NBADRAFT SF
      Bulls' Max Strus: Lands two-way deal with Chicago
      44m ago

      Strus signed a two-way contract with the Bulls on Tuesday, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports.

      Strus, who was born in the Chicago area and played basketball at DePaul, will now head back home to play with the Bulls after being waived by the Celtics this past weekend. Strus will likely spend majority of the season with the Windy City Bulls of the G League.

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    • C.J. Miles WAS SF
      Wizards' C.J. Miles: Ruled out for opener
      1h ago

      Miles (foot) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Mavericks, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.

      This isn't too surprising, as Miles is yet to return to practicing in full, but coach Scott Brooks did mention that Miles is close. With Troy Brown (calf) also out for the regular season opener, newcomer Isaac Bonga will get the start at small forward Wednesday.

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    • Dorian Finney-Smith DAL SF
      Mavericks' Dorian Finney-Smith: In line to start opener
      2h ago

      Finney-Smith (hip) is listed in the starting lineup for Wednesday's season opener against the Wizards, Mavstats reports.

      Finney-Smith had been nursing a sore hip earlier in training camp, but he was able to go through Saturday's practice and is now expected to run with the first unit. He put up 7.5 points and registered 4.8 rebounds over 81 games a season ago with Dallas.

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    • Sekou Doumbouya DET SF
      Pistons' Sekou Doumbouya: Suffers concussion
      2h ago

      Doumbouya has been diagnosed with a concussion after taking a blow to the head during Saturday's practice, Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press reports.

      Doumbouya seems unlikely to play Wednesday against the Pacers after being placed into concussion protocol, though his absence shouldn't be much of a hit for the Pistons considering his expected role in the rotation.

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    • Gordon Hayward BOS SF
      Celtics' Gordon Hayward: Cleared to play Wednesday
      2h ago

      Hayward (illness) will play in Wednesday's game against the 76ers, Clevis Murray of The Athletic reports.

      Hayward missed Monday's practice session due to an illness, but the team has since cleared him for Wednesday's season opener. The forward is expected to enter the starting lineup at power forward, meaning he'll likely match up against Al Horford for the Sixers.

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    • Joe Ingles UTA SF
      Jazz's Joe Ingles: Inks one-year extension
      19h ago

      Ingles signed a one-year, $14 million contract extension with the Jazz on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      This deal will lock Ingles down through the 2021-22 campaign. He's expected to emerge as the team's sixth man this year after putting up a career-best 12.1 points while dishing out 5.7 assists and registering four rebounds over 82 contests a season ago. It's also worth pointing out that he hasn't missed a single game in the last three years.

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    • Malcolm Miller TOR SG
      Raptors' Malcolm Miller: Makes roster
      2m ago

      The Raptors informed Miller on Monday that he would be included on the team's opening night roster, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

      Miller beat out guards Isaiah Taylor and Cam Payne for the 15th and final spot on the roster. Coach Nick Nurse said the 6-foot-7 wing earned his spot on the heels of a strong training camp, but Miller is unlikely to be a regular member of the Toronto rotation. Miller has appeared in 25 career games at the NBA level, posting averages of 2.9 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.7 triples in 7.7 minutes.

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    • Josh Jackson MEM SG
      Grizzlies' Josh Jackson: Fourth-year option declined
      11m ago

      The Grizzlies informed Jackson on Monday that they would decline his $8.93 million fourth-year option for 2020-21, Peter Edmiston of The Athletic reports.

      Though the Grizzlies bought low on the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 draft when they acquired him from Phoenix in July, it became clear the organization wasn't overly invested in Jackson after he wasn't invited to training camp and was instead assigned to the G League's Memphis Hustle to begin the 2019-20 campaign. Jackson will get the opportunity to play steady minutes with the Hustle and is eligible to be recalled to the NBA at any point this season, but it'll probably take a slew of injuries before he logs meaningful minutes with the Grizzlies. Jackson will become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

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    • Kevin Huerter ATL SG
      Hawks' Kevin Huerter: Has another solid day of practice
      27m ago

      Huerter (knee) had an "unbelievable" day of practice Tuesday, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.

      Huerter has been able to practice without issue since Sunday, so he appears on track to play in Thursday's season opener in Detroit. The team should make an official ruling on his availability later in the week.

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    • Romeo Langford BOS SG
      Celtics' Romeo Langford: Ruled out for season opener
      2h ago

      Langford (knee) won't play in Wednesday's game against Philadelphia, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.

      Langford has been nursing a right knee strain since training camp, and although he was able to participate in a non-contact capacity at practice Monday, he's officially been ruled out Wednesday. Brad Wanamaker could see a few extra minutes as a result.

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    • Klay Thompson GS SG
      Warriors' Klay Thompson: Unlikely to play this year
      4h ago

      Coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday that Thompson (knee) is unlikely to play this season, Logan Murdock of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

      Thompson has already been ruled out through the All-Star break, and the circumstances surrounding his recovery and the success the Warriors would be having this year would have had to align perfectly for there to be a legitimate reason for him to return before season's end. That is still possible, and while unlikely, the Warriors have not gone ahead and officially ruled Thompson out for the entire season. The team will surely provide update's on Thompson's rehab throughout the season and have a better idea on what his timetable is much later in the year.

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    • Amir Coffey LAC SG
      Clippers' Amir Coffey: Out for opening night
      18h ago

      Coffey (ankle) won't play Tuesday night against the Lakers.

      Coffey's ankle injury will carry into the regular season, forcing him to miss at least the season opener. Even when healthy, he'll have a hard time finding much playing time.

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    • Derrick Walton LAC PG
      Clippers' Derrick Walton Jr.: Secures roster spot
      17m ago

      Walton agreed Monday with the Clippers on a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.

      Walton, who had been attending Los Angeles' training camp on an Exhibit 10 contract, claimed the 15th and final spot on the Clippers' opening night roster. He'll fill little more than a depth role in the backcourt and isn't expected to be a regular member of coach Doc Rivers' rotation.

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    • Darius Garland CLE PG
      Cavaliers' Darius Garland: Expected to start at point guard
      37m ago

      Head coach John Beilein stated "it's probable" Garland starts at point guard Wednesday against Orlando, Spencer Davies of BBall Insiders reports.

      If the team does elect to roll with Garland at point guard, this would move Collin Sexton to the bench. Garland's role doesn't appear to be set in stone this early in the season, but he'll have a chance to lock down the starting job over Sexton with solid play in the early going.

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    • Isaiah Thomas WAS PG
      Wizards' Isaiah Thomas: Unlikely for season opener
      2h ago

      Thomas (thumb) is not expected to play in Wednesday's season opener against the Mavericks, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports.

      While Thomas was a pull participant in practice earlier this week, coach Scott Brooks appears to have shut down the possibility of the point guard making his Wizards debut Wednesday. With Thomas likely out, Ish Smith should carry majority of the workload at point guard, but rookie Justin Robinson may be in line for an expanded role in his regular-season debut.

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    • Shamorie Ponds HOU PG
      Raptors' Shamorie Ponds: Latches on with Toronto
      19h ago

      Ponds signed a two-way contract with the Raptors on Monday, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

      The Rockets waived Ponds on Saturday, but he'll now slot into Toronto's second two-way slot on the 15-man roster. He figures to see plenty of action in the G League with Raptors 905 this season.

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    • Demetrius Jackson LAL PG
      Demetrius Jackson: Waived by Lakers
      21h ago

      Jackson was waived by the Lakers on Monday, Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

      Jackson, who signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Lakers over summer, averaged 6.5 points, 3.3 assists and 2.5 steals across six preseason games. He should join the team's G League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers.

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    • Dejounte Murray SA PG
      Spurs' Dejounte Murray: Signs four-year extension
      22h ago

      Murray signed a four-year, $64 million contract extension with the Spurs on Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

      Murray missed all of last season with a torn ACL, but the Spurs still felt confident locking him up for the next four years after he impressed in a starting role in 2017-18, averaging 10.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.6 steals across 48 games. He's projected to start at point guard for San Antonio this season after averaging 9.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals across five preseason games.

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