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  • Bruno Fernando HOU PF
    Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Agrees to four-year deal
    1m ago

    Fernando signed a four-year, $10.9 million contract with the Rockets on Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Fernando rejoined the Rockets on an Exhibit 10 contract in late July, and his contract was converted to a two-way deal late last week. He's impressed during the offseason and will be rewarded with a multi-year deal ahead of the 2022-23 campaign. Fernando appeared in 30 games between the Celtics and Rockets last year and averaged 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 5.1 minutes per game.

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  • Malcolm Brogdon BOS PG
    Celtics' Malcolm Brogdon: Will make preseason debut
    4h ago

    Brogdon will make his preseason debut for the Celtics on Sunday against the Hornets, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.

    After being traded to the Celtics this offseason, Brogdon is finally ready to suit up for the Celtics. He was one of the key pieces for the Pacers last season averaging 19.1 points, 5.9 assists and 5.1 rebounds over 33.5 minutes per contest. Expect Brogdon to play a key sixth-man role for the Celtics this season as a scorer and distributor.

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  • Sterling Brown HOU SG
    Thunder's Sterling Brown: Waived
    5h ago

    Brown has been waived by the Thunder, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports.

    After being acquired on September 30th from the Rockets, the Thunder have decided to move on from Brown to open up roster spots for their other young pieces. Last season, Brown played a limited role with the Mavericks averaging only 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game.

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  • Seth Curry BKN SG
    Nets' Seth Curry: Still not doing individual work
    5h ago

    Curry (ankle) is feeling good when it comes to his recovery but hasn't done five-on-five work yet, according to Chris Milholen of NetsDaily.com.

    Head coach Steve Nash is hopeful that the sharpshooter will be available for the final game of the preseason, but a more realistic expectation would be to have him ready for Opening Night. Curry averaged 15.0 points, 3.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game while shooting 42.2 percent from deep in 2021-22.

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  • Rui Hachimura WAS PF
    Wizards' Rui Hachimura: Double-double Sunday
    6h ago

    Hachimura produced 11 points (4-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 26 minutes in a 104-95 loss Sunday against Golden State in a preseason contest in Japan.

    After nearly posting a double-double in the preseason opener, Hachimura made it happen Sunday. He's averaging 12 points and 9.5 rebounds in 25.5 minutes in two preseason games while going 9-for-19 from the field. The 24-year-old missed the first 39 games of last season and came off the bench in 29 contests before starting the final 13 games of the season. He averaged 14.2 points and 5.1 rebounds as a starter and is likely to continue in that role this season for Washington.

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  • Will Barton WAS SG
    Wizards' Will Barton: Struggles in preseason debut
    6h ago

    Barton tallied 12 points (3-10 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), a rebound and three assists in 23 minutes in a 104-95 loss Sunday against the Warriors in a preseason contest in Japan.

    In his first appearance of the preseason, Barton struggled from the field. He missed the Wizards' first preseason game due to a lower back injury and wasn't announced as a starter Sunday until close to game time. Washington acquired the 31-year-old in July from Denver and hopes he will maintain his production from eight seasons with the Nuggets when he averaged 14 points per game and made 36.2 percent of three-point attempts.

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  • Udoka Azubuike UTA C
    Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Not playing Sunday
    22h ago

    Azubuike (ankle) won't play Sunday against the Raptors, according to Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune.

    Azubuike underwent season-ending surgery at the end of March to repair multiple ankle and foot ligaments, and while there hasn't been a lot of clarity regarding his recovery process, he is not ready to return to court yet. Azubuike has garnered a small role with Utah in each of his first two NBA seasons.

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  • Steven Adams MEM C
    Grizzlies' Steven Adams: Set to miss preseason opener
    23h ago

    Adams (undisclosed) will not play in Saturday's preseason game versus the Bucks, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.

    Adams is not expected to miss any regular season action, despite missing Saturday's contest. The Grizzlies are likely resting him for the first preseason game. The veteran big man is fresh off a new contract extension, and is in line to be the team's starting center in 2022-23.

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  • Karl-Anthony Towns MIN C
    Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns: Eyeing return next week
    23h ago

    Timberwolves coach Chris Finch said Saturday that the team hopes Towns (illness) will be back doing "low-level" basketball activities early next week, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Towns should not miss any regular season action, but will likely be eased back into the swing of things during the preseason. Towns averaged 24.6 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1.0 steals in 33.5 minutes per game in the 2021-22 season.

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  • Steven Adams MEM C
    Grizzlies' Steven Adams: Snares two-year extension
    1d ago

    Adams has agreed to a two-year, $25.2 million contract extension with the Grizzlies on Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Adams' new deal will keep him in Memphis for at least the next three seasons. The big man posted 6.9 points and 10.0 rebounds over 26.3 minutes per game in his 76 appearances last season and should anchor the paint again in 2022-23. He will kick off his preseason action Sunday against the Bucks.

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  • Jericho Sims NY C
    Knicks' Jericho Sims: Misses practice
    1d ago

    Sims missed Saturday's practice due to general aches and pains, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.

    It does not sound like Sims is dealing with anything serious, just the usual soreness from training camp ramping up. Barring any setbacks, he should presumably be ready for the team's season opener. He is not expected to factor heavily in the rotation once the season kicks off but will be available off the bench for frontcourt depth if needed.

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  • Khem Birch TOR C
    Raptors' Khem Birch: Considered day-to-day
    1d ago

    Birch (knee) is considered day-to-day as he works his way back from offseason surgery on a meniscus tear, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.

    Birch's surgery was considered minor and meant to clean up loose debris in his knee. His day-to-day status is promising as the season inches closer. The big man projects to provide depth at center behind Pascal Siakam and Precious Achiuwa this season.

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  • Bruno Fernando HOU PF
    Rockets' Bruno Fernando: Agrees to four-year deal
    1m ago

    Fernando signed a four-year, $10.9 million contract with the Rockets on Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Fernando rejoined the Rockets on an Exhibit 10 contract in late July, and his contract was converted to a two-way deal late last week. He's impressed during the offseason and will be rewarded with a multi-year deal ahead of the 2022-23 campaign. Fernando appeared in 30 games between the Celtics and Rockets last year and averaged 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 5.1 minutes per game.

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  • Rui Hachimura WAS PF
    Wizards' Rui Hachimura: Double-double Sunday
    6h ago

    Hachimura produced 11 points (4-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 26 minutes in a 104-95 loss Sunday against Golden State in a preseason contest in Japan.

    After nearly posting a double-double in the preseason opener, Hachimura made it happen Sunday. He's averaging 12 points and 9.5 rebounds in 25.5 minutes in two preseason games while going 9-for-19 from the field. The 24-year-old missed the first 39 games of last season and came off the bench in 29 contests before starting the final 13 games of the season. He averaged 14.2 points and 5.1 rebounds as a starter and is likely to continue in that role this season for Washington.

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  • Kristaps Porzingis WAS PF
    Wizards' Kristaps Porzingis: Strong showing in loss
    6h ago

    Porzingis compiled 18 points (5-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), six rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 22 minutes in a 104-95 loss Sunday in a preseason game against the Warriors in Japan.

    Porzingis bounced back from a poor preseason opener and had a productive game against the defending champs. He has six steals and three blocks in the first two preseason games. The 27-year-old averaged 22.1 points and 8.8 rebounds in 17 games with Washington last season after being acquired in a midseason trade with Dallas. He can opt-out of his contract following the season and will likely choose to do so with a healthy and productive campaign.

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  • Draymond Green GS PF
    Warriors' Draymond Green: Dishes out five assists Sunday
    7h ago

    Green tallied six points (2-3 FG, 2-2 3Pt), three rebounds and five assists in 17 minutes in Sunday's 104-95 victory over the Wizards in a preseason game in Japan.

    Green's 17 minutes Sunday were a slight increase over the 13 he played in Friday's preseason opener. He has 10 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in 30 minutes over two games against Washington in Japan. The 32-year-old missed 36 games last season with a lower back injury but looks healthy in the early part of the preseason for the defending champs.

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  • Santi Aldama MEM PF
    Grizzlies' Santi Aldama: Scores 13, grabs eight boards
    10h ago

    Aldama scored 13 points (6-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt) with eight rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in 29 minutes versus the Bucks on Saturday.

    Aldama scored Memphis' first points of the game on a 27-foot three pointer in the first quarter, shortly after blocking a Bobby Portis' alley-oop layup attempt. The Grizzlies center scored five of his 13 total points in the quarter to go along with two assists and the block. The only downside to Aldama's performance came in the form of four fouls, three of which were called against him in the first half.

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  • Kenneth Lofton Jr. MEM PF
    Grizzlies' Kenneth Lofton: Goes for 17
    10h ago

    Lofton scored 17 points (6-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT) with five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 24 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday night. He also had four turnovers.

    Lofton entered the game a little more than halfway through the first quarter and hit his first shot attempt, a 27-foot three pointer following an assist from Jacob Gilyard.The rookie forward would then do most of his damage from the short-range for the remainder of the game, going 4-of-4 from the paint while making all three of his free throws in the fourth quarter. It was a solid start for the undrafted rookie out of Louisiana Tech.

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  • Gordon Hayward CHA SF
    Hornets' Gordon Hayward: Out vs. Celtics
    6h ago

    Hayward (knee) will not suit up for the Hornets' preseason game against the Celtics, Rod Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    In 49 games last season, Hayward averaged 15.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.6 assists. Unfortunately, he's currently dealing with a left knee contusion which has left him unable to be on the hardwood. Expect the 32-year-old to be ready to go for the season as one of Charlotte's main offensive weapons.

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  • Moses Moody GS SF
    Warriors' Moses Moody: 12 points in preseason win
    7h ago

    Moody produced 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt) and two assists in 25 minutes in a 104-95 win Sunday against Washington in a preseason game in Japan.

    Moody came off the bench and played 25 minutes for the second straight contest. He's scored 17 combined points in his first two preseason contests but hasn't done much else to fill up the stat sheet, recording just one rebound, four assists and a steal. The 20-year-old split his time between the Warriors and the G League last season and appears to be receiving a chance to earn a spot on Golden State's roster for the upcoming season.

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  • Andrew Wiggins GS SF
    Warriors' Andrew Wiggins: 10 points in win
    7h ago

    Wiggins compiled 10 points (4-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-3 FT), a rebound and three assists in 16 minutes of a 104-95 preseason win Sunday over Washington in Japan.

    Wiggins has looked a bit rusty in the first two preseason games, going 2-for-9 from behind the arc. He's played 16 minutes in both contests and combined to score 15 points. The 27-year-old made his first All-Star team last season -- averaging 17.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 73 games -- and looks to repeat that performance as Golden State aims to defend its title.

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  • David Roddy MEM SF
    Grizzlies' David Roddy: Records 18 points
    9h ago

    Roddy scored 18 points (5-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT) in Saturday's win over the Bucks to go along with five rebounds and two steals.

    After hitting a three pointer on his first shot of the game in the first quarter, Roddy would finish just 1-for-4 in the first half. However, the 6'5" guard made his presence known in the second half, scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter on 2-of-4 shooting, including a clutch two-pointer to put the Grizzlies up 103-101 with 1:05 left in the game. Roddy also made all six of his free throw attempts in the quarter.

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  • Deni Avdija WAS SF
    Wizards' Deni Avdija: Not facing Golden State on Saturday
    20h ago

    Avdija won't play Sunday against the Warriors since he continues to rehab from a nagging groin injury, according to Ava Wallace of The Washington Post.

    The young and promising forward has been ruled out for the second game of the series against the reigning NBA champions, but the goal remains to keep Avdija healthy enough to be part of the starting unit come opening night. The Wizards open their campaign on the road against the Pacers on Oct. 19.

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  • Pat Connaughton MIL SF
    Bucks' Pat Connaughton: Not spotted in warmups Saturday
    22h ago

    Connaughton (undisclosed) was not seen in warmups ahead of Saturday's game against the Grizzlies, according to Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

    It's not clear why Connaughton was not seen in warmups, but either way, the Bucks probably do not want to take unnecessary risks with a player that is expected to contribute off the bench on a regular basis this season. He averaged a career-best 9.9 points per game last season while shooting 39.5 percent from three-point range.

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  • Sterling Brown HOU SG
    Thunder's Sterling Brown: Waived
    5h ago

    Brown has been waived by the Thunder, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports.

    After being acquired on September 30th from the Rockets, the Thunder have decided to move on from Brown to open up roster spots for their other young pieces. Last season, Brown played a limited role with the Mavericks averaging only 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game.

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  • Seth Curry BKN SG
    Nets' Seth Curry: Still not doing individual work
    5h ago

    Curry (ankle) is feeling good when it comes to his recovery but hasn't done five-on-five work yet, according to Chris Milholen of NetsDaily.com.

    Head coach Steve Nash is hopeful that the sharpshooter will be available for the final game of the preseason, but a more realistic expectation would be to have him ready for Opening Night. Curry averaged 15.0 points, 3.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game while shooting 42.2 percent from deep in 2021-22.

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  • Will Barton WAS SG
    Wizards' Will Barton: Struggles in preseason debut
    6h ago

    Barton tallied 12 points (3-10 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), a rebound and three assists in 23 minutes in a 104-95 loss Sunday against the Warriors in a preseason contest in Japan.

    In his first appearance of the preseason, Barton struggled from the field. He missed the Wizards' first preseason game due to a lower back injury and wasn't announced as a starter Sunday until close to game time. Washington acquired the 31-year-old in July from Denver and hopes he will maintain his production from eight seasons with the Nuggets when he averaged 14 points per game and made 36.2 percent of three-point attempts.

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  • Grayson Allen MIL SG
    Bucks' Grayson Allen: Scores 15 points
    8h ago

    Allen scored 15 points (6-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt) in 18 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday, adding five rebounds, one assist and a steal.

    Allen opened the game strong, scoring eight points in the first quarter on 3-of-5 shooting, including a 29-foot three pointer off an assist from Jrue Holiday The shooting guard also added three rebounds in the quarter. Allen was more quiet in the second half, though he did knock down two more three-pointers in the third quarter before sitting for all of the fourth.

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  • Jordan Nwora MIL SG
    Bucks' Jordan Nwora: Scores game-high 21 points
    9h ago

    Nwora scored 21 points (7-15 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-7 FT) with eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in 28 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Nwora got after it early in the Bucks' loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday night, scoring a game-high 21 points and also tying Santi Aldama with a game-high eight rebounds (three offensive). After missing his first two shots of the game, the 24-year-old forward went on to put up 11 points in the first half on 5-of-8 shooting before going just 2-of-7 through the final two quarters. He was also charged with three of his four fouls in the second half while turning it over four times in the game.

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  • Will Barton WAS SG
    Wizards' Will Barton: Starting against Golden State
    17h ago

    Barton will start Sunday against the Warriors, according to Josh Robbins of The Athletic.

    Morris went from being probable to being confirmed as available and finally to ending up as a starter in a matter of hours. The veteran will replace Bradley Beal, who was given an scheduled rest day for this contest.

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  • Malcolm Brogdon BOS PG
    Celtics' Malcolm Brogdon: Will make preseason debut
    4h ago

    Brogdon will make his preseason debut for the Celtics on Sunday against the Hornets, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.

    After being traded to the Celtics this offseason, Brogdon is finally ready to suit up for the Celtics. He was one of the key pieces for the Pacers last season averaging 19.1 points, 5.9 assists and 5.1 rebounds over 33.5 minutes per contest. Expect Brogdon to play a key sixth-man role for the Celtics this season as a scorer and distributor.

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  • Stephen Curry GS PG
    Warriors' Stephen Curry: Puts up 17 in win
    8h ago

    Curry produced 17 points (7-13 FG, 3-8 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and a block in 17 minutes of Sunday's 104-95 victory over the Wizards in a preseason game in Japan.

    After a poor shooting night in Friday's preseason opener, Curry looked like his typical self Sunday and filled the stat sheet in 17 minutes of playing time. It was a slight increase in minutes over the 13 he played in the first preseason contest. The 34-year-old will look to make his ninth All-Star team this season as the Warriors compete to win their fifth title in the last nine seasons.

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  • Kennedy Chandler MEM PG
    Grizzlies' Kennedy Chandler: Starting against Bucks
    22h ago

    Chandler is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Bucks.

    There are a lot of expectations around Chandler and his chances of contributing right away as a rookie, but he will need to do better than what he did for Memphis during the Summer League. He's getting the nod here, but he shouldn't be expected to see plenty of minutes, at least to begin the season with Ja Morant and Tyus Jones, both rested for this game, on the roster.

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  • Tyus Jones MEM PG
    Grizzlies' Tyus Jones: Not playing against Bucks
    22h ago

    Jones (rest) won't be available for Saturday's preseason game against the Bucks, according to Eric Nehm of The Athletic.

    Jones is widely seen as one of the best backup point guards in the league, and there's no sense for the Grizzlies to risk him in a preseason game. It seems this is only a matter of the team keeping a cautious approach not only with Jones, but with the rest of the core starters and bench players as well.

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  • Ja Morant MEM PG
    Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Missing preseason opener
    23h ago

    Morant (undisclosed) will miss Saturday's preseason opener versus the Bucks, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.

    There is no indication that Morant will miss any significant amount of time. It appears that Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins has decided to rest the majority of his key contributor versus the Bucks.

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  • Dennis Schroder LAL PG
    Lakers' Dennis Schroder: Expects to join team soon
    1d ago

    Schroder (not injury related) is expected to join the team early this week, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.

    Schroder has been in Germany while working through visa issues. His return sounds imminent, so he should have plenty of time to work with the team in camp and carve out a role for himself. He's one of multiple backcourt options the Lakers figure to toy with in preseason in an attempt to figure out the best lineup combinations.

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