DTDDavis Bertans F DAL
Tue 10/4/22 7:01 PM
Bertans (knee) won't take the floor in Wednesday's preseason game versus the Thunder.
EDGE AnalysisBertans has missed two straight days of practice due to a sore knee and will skip the preseason opener as well. There's no indication that the injury is considered serious, so he could be back in action as soon as Friday when the Mavs host the Magic.
DTDD'Angelo Russell G MIN
Tue 10/4/22 6:18 PM
Russell will not play in Tuesday's preseason opener against the Heat, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.
EDGE AnalysisThere is no indication that Russell is suffering from any injury and is likely just resting Friday. The 25-year-old is looking to build off his 2021-22 season in which he averaged 18.1 points, 7.1 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 32.0 minutes across 65 games. Russell will be the team's starting guard in the regular season, but the Timberwolves will look to give opportunities to younger players Friday with him, Rudy Gobert, and Karl-Anthony Towns not playing.
DTDVictor Oladipo G/SF MIA
Tue 10/4/22 5:58 PM
The Heat announced that Oladipo will miss Tuesday's preseason game versus the Timberwolves due to rest.
EDGE AnalysisOladipo has been struggling with injuries over the last few years, only playing in 96 regular season games since the beginning of 2018-19. However, he was healthy for the Heat's postseason run last year and averaged 24.5 minutes. Oladipo is still in line to be a key contributor this season, and his absence Friday should not affect his status moving forward.
DTDGabe Vincent G MIA
Tue 10/4/22 5:54 PM
Vincent won't play in Tuesday's preseason contest against the Timberwolves due to rest purposes.
EDGE AnalysisVincent, along with Jimmy Butler and Victor Oladipo, will get the night off for rest, but their lack of participation shouldn't impact their statuses for the regular season. Vincent appeared in 68 games for Miami last year and averaged 8.7 points, 3.1 assists and 1.9 rebounds across 23.4 minutes -- all career highs.
DTDJimmy Butler F MIA
Tue 10/4/22 5:53 PM
Butler will not play in Tuesday's preseason contest versus the Timberwolves for rest purposes, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
EDGE AnalysisButler joins Victor Oladipo and Gabe Vincent in resting Tuesday. When healthy, Butler will start for the Heat again in 2022-23 after posting 21.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.5 assists over 33.9 minutes per game last year. His next chance to retake the floor arrives Thursday against the Nets.
DTDJericho Sims PF/C NYK
Tue 10/4/22 5:27 PM
Sims (groin) will miss Tuesday's preseason matchup with the Pistons, Ian Begley of SportsNet New York reports.
EDGE AnalysisSims has been dealing with an injury since the beginning of training camp, but his groin is a lingering issue. It is unclear how much time he will miss, but his next chance to play will be Friday versus Indiana.
Michael Devoe PG LAC
Tue 10/4/22 4:56 PM
The Clippers waived Devoe on Tuesday, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE AnalysisDevoe signed a non-guaranteed training camp contract with the Clippers in mid-September, but he finds himself among a wave of cuts following Los Angeles' preseason opener. The former Yellow Jacket will look to latch on to a G League team before the start of the 2022-23 campaign.
Lucas Williamson PG LAC
Tue 10/4/22 4:53 PM
The Clippers waived Williamson on Tuesday, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE AnalysisWilliamson signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Clippers in June, but he finds himself among a wave of cuts following Los Angeles' preseason opener. The Loyola product averaged 13.7 points across 32.0 minutes during his final collegiate campaign and will likely begin the 2022-23 campaign in the G League.
DTDKlay Thompson SG/SF GSW
Tue 10/4/22 4:32 PM
Warriors head coach Steve Nash said Tuesday that he doubts Thompson (rest) will scrimmage Thursday, which would rule him out for Sunday's preseason game against the Lakers, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
EDGE AnalysisThompson didn't play in either of the team's preseason games in Japan, and he's likely headed for another absence in Sunday's contest out of an abundance of caution. The veteran sharpshooter returned from a two-year absence last season and appeared in 54 games, including the Warriors championship run. His lack of participation in preseason shouldn't be overly concerning to fantasy managers. Still, it may signal that Golden State plans to give Thompson plenty of days off during the regular season to ensure he's as healthy as he can be for the stretch run.
DTDNikola Jokic C DEN
Tue 10/4/22 3:39 PM
Jokic tweaked his wrist during Monday's preseason opener and said it felt "weird," but Nuggets head coach Mike Malone said the reigning MVP was a full participant in Tuesday's light practice, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports.
EDGE AnalysisJokic played 15 minutes during Monday's loss and came away with a wrist issue, but it's unclear if the current injury has anything to do with the wrist issue he dealt with last year. While Malone said the center practiced Tuesday, he added that there wasn't much live work, so the team will continue monitoring Jokic's wrist. Regardless, there doesn't appear to be too much concern over the injury, so Jokic is still in line to be one of the premier fantasy options during the 2022-23 campaign.