Wes Iwundu SG/F ORL 1 hour ago
Iwundu averaged 16.1 minutes over five games this preseason.
Iwundu likely won't have much of a role with the Magic this season, as the Magic added depth at the wing this offseason. The rookie struggled with his shot this preseason, shooting 35 percent from the field and 18 percent from three. Barring injury, Iwundu likely won't see the court too often this season.
Derrick Jones Jr. F PHX 1 hour ago
Jones averaged 5.9 minutes over 4 games this preseason.
Jones averaged 17.0 minutes per game last season, most of which came after he moved into the second unit after the Suns traded away P.J. Tucker. The Suns added rookie Josh Jackson in this past draft and will compete with T.J. Warren for the starting spot, which will likely result in a decreased role for Jones.
Justin Anderson SG/SF PHI 2 hours ago
Anderson averaged 17.7 minutes per game over five games this preseason.
Anderson averaged 16.4 minutes per game last season between the Mavericks and 76ers. The 76ers are deep at the wing this season, making it unlikely for Anderson to see an increase in playing time.
Nik Stauskas SG/SF PHI 2 hours ago
Stauskas averaged 18 minutes over five games this preseason.
Stauskas is coming off the best season of his career, posting career highs in points and minutes, scoring 9.5 points in 27.4 minutes per game. The 76ers are a very different team at the guard position this season, with the additions of J.J. Redick and Markelle Fultz as well as Ben Simmons and Jerryd Bayless returning from injury. Stauskas likely falls behind all of them on the depth chart, making it very unlikely he sees the court as much as he did a season ago.
Daniel Hamilton G/SF OKC 3 hours ago
Hamilton averaged 18.1 minutes over two preseason games.
Hamilton signed a two-way contract with the Thunder this offseason. With the Thunder deep at the wing, Hamilton will likely spend most of the season with the Thunder's G-League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue.
Yannis Morin F/C FA 3 hours ago
Morin was waived by the Thunder Saturday, Inside Hoops reports.
Morin was waived Saturday after signing a non-guaranteed training camp contract this offseason. Morin spent last season playing in France, and could return overseas if he doesn't sign with a G-League team.
Nick Collison PF/C OKC 4 hours ago
Collison played just under seven minutes in his only appearance this preseason.
Collison saw significant decreases across the board, averaging just 6.4 minutes over 20 games a season ago. The departure of last season's backup center Enes Kanter leaves that role open, however the Thunder signed third-year center Dakari Johnson to a two-year, guaranteed deal this offseason. This, paired with Collison's sharp decrease in playing time over the past two seasons, make it unlikely for Collison to see a significant increased role this season.
Dakari Johnson C OKC 4 hours ago
Johnson averaged 11.4 minutes over two games this preseason.
After a strong year in the D-League last season, the Thunder signed Johnson to a two-year guaranteed deal. The Thunder traded last season's backup center Enes Kanter, which leaves Johnson to compete with veteran Nick Collison for the backup center. Johnson offers the Thunder more size and upside, meaning he could see the majority of the reserve center minutes.
Boban Marjanovic C DET 4 hours ago
Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy said Monday that the team would take a committee approach to the backup center position, meaning Marjanovic won't necessarily be in store for a regular spot in the rotation, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
After enduring a disappointing 2016-17 campaign, starting center Andre Drummond bounced back with a strong preseason and looks poised to open the upcoming season with a 30-plus-minute role in hand. When Drummond rests or is sitting due to foul trouble or his career-long free-throw shooting woes, Van Gundy indicated he would determine Drummond's replacement based on matchups. it appears safe to assume that Marjanovic won't be in store for much run against up-tempo teams that deploy centers that can stretch the floor, as the more mobile Jon Leuer could be the top alternative in those scenarios. That could result in some inconsistent playing time for the 7-foot-3 Serbian, which may make it difficult for fantasy owners to take advantage of Marjanovic's typically stellar per-minute production.
Kamari Murphy PG/F FA 4 hours ago
Murphy was waived by the Nets over the weekend, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
The Nets signed Murphy late last week in order to obtain his G-League rights, so look for him to head to the team's affiliate, the Long Island Nets, to start the upcoming campaign. If Murphy shows improvement as an all-around prospect, he could eventually earn a call-up to the big league, though he still likely wouldn't be a viable fantasy option.