Andrew Bogut C GS 1 Day
Bogut did not play in Tuesday night's preseason game against the Clippers due to illness, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
His absence provided an opportunity for head coach Steve Kerr to get a good look at the returning Festus Ezeli (shin). We presume Bogut will be ready to go for the preseason finale Friday against Denver, though it wouldn't be shocking if Kerr held him out in preparation for next week's regular season opener at Sacramento.
Ed Davis PF/C LAL 1 Day
Davis played just 23 minutes off the bench, but was productive with 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, one assist, two steals, and three blocks Tuesday.
David has averaged 2.0 blocks per game this preseason in just 17 minutes, as well as shooting an ungodly 79 percent from the field. He looks like he'll be the primary backup to starting center Jordan Hill and will have value in deeper league, as evidenced by his productive preseason.
Kobe Bryant SG LAL 1 Day
Bryant scored 27 points (10-20 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 7-8 FT), including the Lakers' last eight of overtime, with four rebounds and two assists in 34 minutes Tuesday.
That's points totals of 27, 26, and 27 in his last three games, so it looks like Kobe is starting to get it going again. He is shooting just 39 percent from the field throughout the preseason and with his age and recent injury history, remains a somewhat risky pick in the top 50 of drafts.
Ronnie Price G LAL 1 Day
Price ended Tuesday's overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns with seven points (2-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, 10 assists, and one steal in 29 minutes.
That's back to back 10 assist games for Price who was starting due to injuries to Steven Nash (back), Jordan Clarkson (calf), and Jeremy Lin (ankle), who is now back. He's also shot a combined 4-of-17 in those two starts and his only value would be in assists if the injury bug continues it's way through the point guard depth.
Wesley Johnson SG/SF LAL 1 Day
Johnson played a team high 40 minutes, scoring 15 points (6-10 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 0-2 FT) with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, and three blocks Tuesday.
Johnson also turned it over a whopping eight times, but with Nick Young (thumb) and Xavier Henry (knee) out for the beginning of the regular season, he's going to get a lot of run at small forward. His ability to rack defensive stats makes him a very intriguing fantasy option as a late round pick this season.
Jeremy Lin G LAL 1 Day
Lin came off the bench in his return from two sprained ankles, scoring 15 points (3-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 8-10 FT) with four rebounds, five assists, and two steals in 24 minutes Tuesday.
Now healthy, it should only be a matter of time before Lin usurps the starting role from Ronnie Price, who has been the placeholder starter of late. With Steve Nash's troublesome back likely to be a constant concern, Lin's fantasy value looks like it will fairly consistent.
Chris Kaman PF/C POR 1 Day
Kaman suffered a head laceration when Timofey Mozgov inadvertently bit him during Tuesday's preseason game, the Oregonian's Joe Freeman reports.
Kaman said he didn't think he suffered a concussion and his status for Wednesday's game is unclear, as the results of a concussion test weren't immediately known Tuesday night. While getting accidentally bitten by a fellow player certainly isn't ideal, it shouldn't be something that sidelines him for the season opener.
George Hill G IND 1 Day
Hill's knee swelled up "pretty good" after he suffered a knee contusion Tuesday, and he is considered day-to-day, according to coach Frank Vogel, Pacers announcer Scott Agness reports.
It still seems likely that Hill will be ready to go for the start of the season, assuming the swelling subsides. Donald Sloan may see some extended preseason run in the short term.
Brandon Rush SG/SF GS 1 Day
Rush (back) had an MRI exam that revealed a sacral stress reaction, according to Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News.
The Warriors aren't sure if Rush will be available for opening night. His absence means more run for Leandro Barbosa.
Alex Len C PHO 1 Day
Len (finger) will not play in Tuesday's preseason game, but he does plan on returning to action in Wednesday's contest, the Arizona Republic's Paul Coro reports.
He scrimmaged Monday for the first time since fracturing his pinkie for the second time, but it makes sense that the Suns would hold the second-year big man out in the first of back-to-back preseason games for Phoenix. He should be ready for the start of the regular season, although he probably won't have a very significant role right away.