John Wall PG WAS 12 Days
Wall underwent a non-invasive shockwave procedure on his left knee earlier this offseason, CSN Washington reports.
Wall's procedure was considered a therapeutic treatment to calm the tendinitis in his left knee. In his first All-Star campaign, Wall played in all 93 of the Wizards' combined regular season and playoff games this past season. Additionally, he joined Team USA in an attempt to make the FIBA World Cup setup this summer. Even though Wall was eventually cut from tryouts, his knee procedure can be seen as pure maintenance to preserve his health and considered a non-issue moving forward.
Dante Exum PG UTA 12 Days
Exum tweaked his ankle while playing for the Australian National Team, but he's been able to continue playing, indicating that the injury is not serious.
Exum was drafted by the Jazz with the fifth overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft in June. He played well at the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 7.2 points, 2.6 rebounds. 2.8 assists, and 1.4 steals in 27 minutes per game for the Jazz. Exum is expected to backup Trey Burke at point guard and Alec Burks at shooting guard in his rookie season.
Alexey Shved G PHI 12 Days
Shved has a groin injury that is keeping him out of Russia's qualifying matches for Eurobasket. He did not play in Sunday's 79-77 loss to Switzerland.
The extent of Shved's injury is unknown. Russia generally has a good team. Timofey Mozgov and Sergey Karasev are both on their roster at the moment. It appears that the team believes Shved will be healthy enough to play when the actual tournament begins August 30.
Draymond Green SF GS 12 Days
Green could receive playing time at starting small forward leading up to this season, although Andre Iguodala will probably retain the position, according to new Warriors coach Steve Kerr, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Green and teammate Harrison Barnes will both be provided opportunities to work with the Warriors' starters during training camp and the preseason, when coach Kerr will aim to learn more about the possible lineup combinations at his disposal. That being said, Iguodala is expected to remain Golden State's first-team small forward this season. In any case, Green made encouraging strides during his second year and has been working diligently on his shooting stroke this offseason, which should allow him more regular playing time in Year 3.
Harrison Barnes SF GS 12 Days
Barnes could receive playing time at starting small forward leading up to this season, although Andre Iguodala will probably retain the position, according to new Warriors coach Steve Kerr, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Barnes went from starting 81 games as a rookie to just 24 last season upon the arrival of Iguodala via trade. Despite predominately coming off the bench, Barnes still increased his minutes average to 28.3 last term, when he also tallied 9.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. With coach Kerr aiming to familiarize himself with Golden State's personnel, Barnes will be experimented with at starting small forward, even as Iguodala is expected to keep hold of the position.
DeAndre Daniels SF TOR 12 Days
Daniels will spend four months playing in Australia before returning to the Raptors, Hearst Communications reports.
It was announced in the first week of August that Daniels would go overseas to play with the Perth Wildcats of the NBL in Australia, but this most recent story throws a peculiar wrench into the situation. The NBL season generally goes from October to March, so it'd be a bit bizarre for the Wildcats to use Daniels during the first half of the regular season and then let him walk away and return to the Raptors in the middle of the NBL/NBA seasons. Until more details are released, it appears those are the facts of the situation.
Nemanja Nedovic G GS 12 Days
Nedovic, whose recent foot injury raised the possibility of surgery, apparently avoided suffering any fracture, as additional testing following an inconclusive MRI revealed, Sportando reports.
Nedovic was thought to have suffered a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, an ailment that could have required surgery. However, after an initial MRI failed to produce a definitive diagnosis, additional testing by Serbian national team doctor Dragan Radovanovic revealed no fracture at all. Now, Nedovic's test results have been sent to the Warriors in hopes of clearing him to play for Serbia in this summer's FIBA World Cup. Although Golden State won't want to risk further injury, the 23-year-old Nedovic could use extra playing experience going into his second NBA season, so the Warriors' decision will be interesting to monitor.
Chandler Parsons SF DAL 12 Days
Parsons is expected to play a lot of minutes for the Mavericks this season, the Mavericks' official site reports.
Parsons averaged 38 minutes per game for the Rockets last season, so he's familiar with playing big minutes every game. What makes this news relevant is the fact that the Mavs only had four players who played over 30 mpg last season, whereas this season, they should run Parsons at least as many minutes as they did Monta Ellis last season, which was 37 mpg. The most important stat in fantasy basketball is minutes, so the fact that the Mavs are outworldly talking about the fact they'll be able to run the 25-year-old Parsons big minutes is reassuring for his already blossoming value.
Diante Garrett G TOR 12 Days
Garrett has signed a two year, non-guaranteed contract to attend training camp with the Blazers, The Oregonian reports.
Garrett will join the Blazers for training camp and if he ends up making their team, Portland can control Garrett's rights for two years. The 6-4 point guard averaged 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 71 games played with the Jazz last season.
Andre Iguodala SG/SF GS 12 Days
Iguodala (knee) will probably continue to start at small forward for the Warriors this season, although new coach Steve Kerr will also consider Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green for the position as well, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Iguodala started all 63 games he played during his debut campaign with the Warriors last season. However, given Golden State's other scoring options, Iguodala posted just 9.3 points per game, his lowest output his being a rookie. Nonetheless, the veteran's defense and versatility - evidenced by averages of 4.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.5 steals - make him a great fit in the Warriors' starting five. While coach Kerr expects to keep Iguodala in the lineup at small forward, he will also conduct his due diligence in experimenting with Barnes and Green during training camp and the preseason.