Spin: It doesn't appear serious and he is hoping to be back for Thursday's home opener. O'Quinn struggled with foul trouble on Tuesday but should be in line for a better game next time he suits up. He is a low-end value in standard leagues even when Channing Frye (knee) returns.
Spin: He doesn't have much fantasy value as he is currently buried on the Toronto depth chart. Lucas Nogueira will be activated tonight against his old team. Both players can be safely ignored in almost every league.
Kirk Hinrich scored 12 points with three 3-pointers, one rebound and one steal in 24 minutes on Wednesday, while filling in at SG in place of Jimmy Butler (thumb).
Spin: Hinrich hit 4-of-10 field goals and his temporary starting gig doesn't make him a viable fantasy starter. As a starter in 61 games last year without Derrick Rose, for instance, he averaged a thoroughly mediocre 9.4 points on 39.2 percent shooting, 1.2 threes, 2.7 boards, 3.9 assists and 1.2 steals.
Spin: Erik Spoelstra said that Haslem's quad has been sore for the past week, but he's well enough to suit up as a reserve big man behind Chris Bosh and Shawne Williams. His role may increase slightly this season, but not enough to make him fantasy-relevant.
Spin: That should be an interesting experiment considering Shumpert is not a point guard. The Knicks are already thin at the position with just Pablo Prigioni and an unproven Shane Larkin behind Calderon, so Shumpert will have to take some of the minutes at the position as well. Theoretically, this should also open up some minutes for JR Smith and Tim Hardaway at shooting guard.
Spin: He missed the opener and has no timetable to return. Turiaf's injury doesn't sound serious, but he's known for taking a while to get over his ailments. Gorgui Dieng and Nikola Pekovic will get the minutes at center tonight against Andre Drummond.
Spin: And so it begins. Bargnani is seemingly perpetually injured, and it wouldn't be shocking to seem him out even longer than the original three game prognosis. Bargnani doesn't belong on a fantasy team in almost any league.
Draymond Green got the start for injured David Lee (hamstring) in Wednesday's opener and double-doubled with 12 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, a steal and two 3-pointers on 4-of-7 shooting.
Spin: He also had five turnovers in his 34 minutes, but owners who bought the Rotoworld hype on Green have to be pleased with tonight's line. Now we'll have to see what Green can do coming off the bench behind Lee, once he's healthy enough to play.
Spin: He showed up to practice today in a walking boot and now we know why. Without even knowing the specifics, it seems like Richardson is very likely to be out for the season, which opens up minutes for K.J. McDaniels, Chris Johnson and Elliot Williams. K.J. is the only player worthy of your attention in standard leagues.
Spin: He has been out for most of the preseason and it will likely be Shawne Williams in the starting lineup. McRoberts doesn't have a timetable to return and he should be benched in most fantasy leagues. He is still worth owning, of course.
Spin: Though Jackson will become a restricted free agent after the 2014-15 season if a deal isn't reached before the deadline, Thunder GM Sam Presti has said that the team intends to keep the Boston College alum. With Eric Bledsoe and Kemba Walker recently signing extensions that pay them upwards of $12 million, the 24-year-old's price tag likely just went up. Jackson is currently nursing an ankle injury, but fantasy owners won't find much fantasy value in Perry Jones III and Andre Roberson as both struggled in Wednesday's opener.
Spin: Not good. The Thunder are absolutely gutted with their depth at guard and small forward with Kevin Durant (foot) and Anthony Morrow (knee) also out. Jackson would have been the Russell Westbrook-like weapon in the second unit with a sky-high usage, but he's likely going to miss around one week. It'll be Perry Jones III and Andre Roberson in the starting lineup. Jones offers a little more fantasy appeal for his defense, but is only a short-term option.
Spin: This is standard preseason Popovich, and Duncan is simply being given the night off. Kawhi has already been ruled out for the rest of preseason, Splitter is recovering from a calf injury and remains without a return date, and Mills will be out until at least January. Duncan was able to make it though 74 games last season while averaging 15.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.9 blocks per game over 29 minutes of action, and it's a marvel he can be this effective this late in his career. He's worth a fourth-round selection in standard leagues.
Spin: Leonard will travel with the team to Phoenix after practicing for the last several days, and Gregg Popovich gave the best news that Leonard's fantasy owners could hope for in saying, ""He's in for Friday." Leonard has been a popular breakout pick among the Rotoworld hoops staff and owners shouldn't think twice about putting him in their lineups for Friday night.
Spin: He has an excellent chance to produce solid stats against a weak 76ers team. However, Scola is only an option in daily leagues, or just as a waiver pickup until West returns. Scola will be joined in the starting lineup with Donald Sloan, C.J. Miles, Chris Copeland, and Roy Hibbert.
Spin: Morrow will be evaluated in about a week but we're unlikely to see him on the court until late November. Andre Roberson is already expected to start at SG which leaves Perry Jones as the most likely candidate to fill in at SF until Kevin Durant (foot surgery) returns to action. OKC's offense will fall primarily on Russell Westbrook, with most of his help coming from Serge Ibaka, Reggie Jackson and Jeremy Lamb.
Spin: He's also going to be the backup shooting guard with Nick Young (thumb) and Wayne Ellington (concussion) also on the sidelines. Clarkson could see some extended run if things get out of hand early, and head coach Byron Scott decides to give his starters some rest, but he's not likely to do much during his first career NBA game.
Spin: Plumlee has an excellent chance to rack up stats in as many minutes as he can handle Wednesday. He is definitely worth picking up considering the injury history of Brook Lopez, and the lack of depth in Brooklyn's frontcourt.
Spin: Meeks had emerged as a solid late-round flier in fantasy drafts, but this news will dump cold water all over that trend. While the early reports have Meeks' timetable set at months rather than weeks, we'll have to await word on a more detailed report. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the immediate benefactor of this news and fantasy owners should be targeting him towards the middle-to-late rounds of standard league drafts.
Spin: KD had surgery to repair the Jones fracture in his foot, and has already made it clear he will not rush the rehab process. His foot is now out of a cast and into a walking boot, but he is still using a scooter for the time being. As the pre-injury number one overall fantasy pick, owners are hoping Durant returns to the court sooner rather than later.
Spin: He's expected to miss the first month of the season and nothing has changed about his prognosis. We'll keep an eye on him, but expect him to be back on the court around Thanksgiving. Otto Porter is likely the biggest winner for fantasy purposes.
Spin: San Antonio is playing it safe with their starting center, who sat out 23 games last season but missed just one game during the 2012-13 campaign. The Spurs have a long break after Friday's game, returning to action next Wednesday vs. the Hawks, so hopefully Splitter will have a full three-game slate for Week 2.
Spin: Webster has three-years and $16.8 million left on his current contract. The nine-year veteran cites health as the main reason he is looking to walk away from the game at age 30. "I know this game is probably not going to be the healthiest thing for me if I try to stretch it out as much as a possibly can. So I intend to really give everything I got for these last three years of my contract and probably walk away from this game so I can be healthy."
Spin: Young's timetable hasn't changed, but it's good news to see the cast coming off in advance of the Lakers opening the regular season. Swaggy P is expected to return sometime in mid-to-late November and will have a prominent role in the Lakers offense as the team's sixth man whenever he's back on the court.
Spin: "We got some guys we think are going to step up and play well," Bird said. "I thought George Hill was excellent during training camp; he's gotten a lot better. I'm just amazed by how much better [Hill] has got." Hill is going to be the main guy running the Pacers' offense this season, and we'd expect him to get somewhere closer to his averages from the 2012-13 season in which he put up 14.2 points, 4.7 assists, 1.7 three-pointers, and 1.1 steals per game. He is currently dealing with a knee contusion, but we're listing him as probable for opening night.