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Markieff Morris will undergo sports hernia surgery and is out indefinitely. Morris should be considered questionable for opening night and is expected to miss all of training camp. Jason Smith would start in his place and Kelly Oubre will see more run. (Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Morris takes a slight hit in value with this news but is still a solid mid-range pick. Jason Smith and Marcin Gortat benefit the most while Otto Porter remains a top-40 option in re-draft leagues.

DeAndre Bembry suffers a strained right triceps injury and is expected to miss at least 4-to-6 weeks. Bembry should be considered questionable for opening night. (Source: Atlanta Journal Consitution)

Fantasy Impact: Bembry is expected to backup Taurean Prince this season so this would be a tough loss for the young SF to miss time. Bembry isn't a fantasy option but the Hawks don't have Dwight Howard or Paul Millsap. Dennis Schroder is the top option in Atlanta.

Cameron Payne is expected to miss at least three months if not four or more months following successful foot surgery. Payne is expected to return sometime in December with Kris Dunn leading the way at the point and Jerian Grant his backup. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Payne wouldn't have been a fantasy option even if healthy leaving Kris Dunn as the point guard to own in Chicago. A trade or buyout of Dwayne Wade leaves Dunn and Zach LaVine as possible fantasy studs this season.

Isaiah Thomas is dealing with a little more than a tear to his hip while also suffering from a loss of cartilage and some arthritis in the hip. Thomas could be forced to have surgery by the Cavaliers and he would miss the entire 2017 season. Expect the team to try to use therapy as much as possible so Thomas can be ready for this season. (Source: the Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas' fantasy value takes a hit with this news and should be pushed down, re-draft leagues. The Celtics got the better end of this deal if Thomas has to miss some time due to the hip injury.

It's not a good sign when the team is already listing a player as questionable for opening night and the start of the regular season. MCW is recovering from PRP treatment on both knees. If MCW can't play, Malik Monk stands to see more minutes. (Source: Charlotte Observer)

Fantasy Impact: MCW has already had a troublesome left knee but hopefully, this PRP treatment will help. MCW should be left off your re-draft roster while Malik Monk stands to benefit the most.

Reggie Jackson has still not been cleared for basketball activities due to the same knee injury which shut him down early this past season. Jackson will rejoin a crowded backcourt with newly acquired Avery Bradley and Langston Galloway. Ish Smith will start if Jackson can't play. (Source: Vincent Ellis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Avery Bradley and Ish Smith stand to benefit the most if Jackson misses time this season and the possibility of a trade is likely. Jackson would do better off in a new location and Ish Smith would see a significant boost in value.

Frank Jackson suffers a broken right foot and will undergo surgery on Friday. This is the second time Jackson had a procedure on this foot since May. Jackson was the first pick of the second-round and is likely to miss most of the first half of the season. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Rajon Rondo in town and Jrue Holiday back, Jackson was unlikely to make a fantasy impact. It's a blow to his progression but Jordan Crawford should see more minutes.

Jabari Parker is not expected to return to the lineup until sometime around February. Parker has been limited to only dribbling and shooting drills up to this point. It means Giannis Antetokounmpo will open at the four with Mirza Teletovic seeing more minutes. (Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel )

Fantasy Impact: Giannis is expected to be drafted in top-3 picks in redraft leagues this season and he made a strong case to be the No.1 overall pick. With Parker out, it only means more for him and Khris Middleton.

Solomon Hill suffers a torn hamstring and will miss significant time after surgery. Hill could be out until January or even later depending on the recovery period. The Pelicans will turn to Quincy Pondexter or look to deal for an SF. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hill showed some signs of fantasy relevance but now is someone to leave off your fantasy rosters for this season. Pondexter, Jordan Crawford, and E'Twaun Moore will all see more run.

Brandon Knight has officially been ruled out for the season after undergoing ACL surgery on his left knee. Knight will look towards the following season and the Suns are even more looking to deal him. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Knight was horrible last season for fantasy owners who wasted a mid-round pick on him. With him out this season, Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker are locked in as early-round prospects.

Giannis Antetokounmpo will refrain from participating in Eurobasket due to his knee injury. (Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: The extent of the injury has been debated, but what is known is that Antetokounmpo continues to undergo rehab on the injury. While the reports are varying in terms of severity, it doesn't appear there's any risk that the injury will impact the start of Antetokounmpo's season. As such, he continues to be among the top expected picks in upcoming fantasy basketball drafts.

Newly acquired F Patrick Patterson had a successful knee scope and will miss at least 4-to-6 weeks. Patterson should be ready to roll as possibly the starting four in Oklahoma City on opening night. (Source: Fred Katz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Patterson has a chance to make some fantasy impact this season after last seasons down year in Toronto. Patterson can stretch the floor and will see plenty of looks from Russell Westbrook and Paul George. He's worth a late add.

Tony Parker could be out until January as he continues to rehab a quad injury. Parker quoted back in May that he expected a return in January meaning he will miss a good portion of the regular season. Dejounte Murray will likely start in his place with Patty Mills seeing plenty of minutes. (Source: News 4 SA)

Fantasy Impact: Murray will likely be the starter based upon previous games when Parker rests. However, Patty Mills is the point guard to own in San Antonio. Mills should be a solid mid-late round pick in re-draft leagues. Parker needs to be left undrafted.

Ben McLemore will miss at least 12 weeks of camp and game action due to an injury to his right foot. McLemore had surgery to repair a fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. With McLemore out for at least the month of October, Wayne Selden and Tyreke Evans will see a boost in minutes. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: It's a huge blow to McLemore's fantasy stock for this upcoming season but a boost for Tyreke Evans, who looks to resurrect his career in Memphis. At this time, McLemore should go undrafted with Evans a late-round flier. McLemore should be a name to keep an eye on upon his return.

Zach LaVine hopes to ready around the start of the NBA season after suffering a torn ACL in February. It sounds like he could return before the end of the year but his timetable is unsure. Kris Dunn and Dwayne Wade will start at guard with Justin Holiday seeing more minutes with LaVine out. (Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Bulls aren't going to be a good team this season so LaVine could be held back as long as possible. With that said, he's maybe a late-round flier at best. Justin Holiday will see more minutes while LaVine is out. Kris Dunn is the guard to own in Chicago.

Danilo Gallinari fractured his right thumb in a EuroBasket game on Sunday. Gallinari fractured the first metacarpal on his shooting hand which will cause him to miss at least five or six weeks. It's another injury for him and something he needs to avoid in L.A. for the Clippers to make a run. (Source: Italbasket on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gallinari gets a solid boost if he can stay healthy in L.A. Sam Dekker would benefit the most if Gallinari misses time this season. Wesley Johnson and Lou Williams will also benefit.

Frank Mason went down in the Summer League game vs the Bucks with an apparent ankle injury. The x-rays came back negative and he did not return to the game. (Source: James Ham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It doesn't look like a serious injury, but the Kings may be cautious and keep him out for the rest of the summer league to heal the injury. De'Aaron Fox may get even more minutes now.

De'Aaron Fox will miss tonight's Summer League game vs the Bucks with ankle stiffness. (Source: James Ham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The injury isn't major, the Kings are just being cautious. This should allow more time for Frank Mason more time at the point.

Jaylen Brown won't return to Tuesday's Summer League game against the 76ers after injuring his right leg. Brown fell hard in the first half of Tuesday's game and came up limping, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports. (Source: Adam Himmelsbach on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown should be fine and will be ready for the start of training camp in October. The second-year player has a chance to make a jump this season as he should get more minutes in the rotation with the recent Celtics moves. Brown still needs to work on his offensive game and is not ready to be owned in standard fantasy leagues but should be looked at in Dynasty and deeper leagues.