Portland Trail Blazers

Western Northwest

Damien Lillard is dealing with a hamstring injury and did not practice Friday, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports. (Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The significance of the hamstring injury is unclear at this time, but the Trail Blazers will be cautious with their star player. He should be considered questionable for Tuesday's preseason matchup against the Nuggets.

Category: Injury Updates


Zach Collins was recently cleared for contact workouts, after sustaining an ankle injury last month. He is expected to be 100% for training camp. Collins has spent the off-season bulking up to 250 pounds, from 230 last season. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Expected to be the starting power forward for Portland, Collins could be a sneaky late-round pick on draft day.

Category: Injury Updates


Anfernee Simons has been one of the more impressive young guards coming directly into the NBA, averaging 22 points per game in summer league this year. (Source: NBA)

Fantasy Impact: Playing time should increase from seven minutes per game now that one of the primary backup ball handlers in Evan Turner has left the team. Look for Anfernee Simons to make a name for himself every time he spells Damian Lillard.


Jake Layman will sign a three-year, $11.5 million deal with the Timberwolves. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Layman will be acquired in a sign-and-trade deal, although it's unclear what Portland's expected to get in return. He will likely find minutes at both forward positions. Layman averaged 7.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.8 triples made in 71 games for the Trail Blazers last season.

Category: Transactions


Enes Kanter signed a two-year, $10 million dollar deal on Monday, he will have a player option in the second year. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kanter averaged 13.7 points and 9.9 rebounds in 24.5 minutes with the Knicks and Blazers last season. Boston just lost Al Horford in free agency and is hoping that Kanter will be able to fill in a similar role. Horford averaged 4.5 more minutes than Kanter did last year, so if Kanter sees an increase in his minutes, fantasy owners will also see an increase in his value.


Seth Curry returns to Dallas

Mon, Jul 1st 2:09pm EDT
By Kaiyo Funaki

Seth Curry has agreed to play for the Dallas Mavericks on a four-year, $32M contract. Curry last played for the Mavs during the 2016-2017 season. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The journeyman sharpshooter seems to have found a permanent residence after bouncing around six different teams in his five years in the league. Curry cashes in on a year where he only averaged 7.9 PPG but showed glimpses of his ability during the playoffs. He will be competing for the backup PG role vacated by J.J. Barea, who is currently recovering from a torn Achilles tendon. Now that he is guaranteed some financial and contractual stability, perhaps Curry will finally have a breakout year.

Category: Transactions


Evan Turner was traded to the Hawks on Monday in exchange for Kent Bazemore. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Turner will join a crowded wing rotation in Atlanta, but could see increased time as a backup ball-handler behind Trae Young. Turner averaged 6.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.2 blocks in 73 games for the Trail Blazers last season.

Category: Transactions


Mo Harkless put in 10 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks, two dimes and a steal in 26 minutes of floor time on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: It was Harkless' first double-double in over a month and the veteran was able to stuff the stat sheet too, swiping a steal for the seventh straight contest. The St. John's product also has four blocks in his last two games.

Category: Game Recaps


Rodney Hood put in 15 points, two rebounds, two dimes and one block in 24 minutes of game action on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Hood has played well over his past couple of outings but he didn't play so well the previous two. He relies heavily on his scoring and he hasn't been consistent enough in that regard to warrant an add.

Category: Game Recaps


Al-Farouq Aminu put in 12 points, 11 rebounds, one dime and one steal in 23 minutes of game action on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: It was Aminu's first double-double in over a month, though his defensive stats have been lacking lately. Aminu should be left on the wire for now.

Category: Game Recaps


Jusuf Nurkic suffered a severe leg injury when he landed after getting fouled grabbing a rebound in the second overtime on Monday against the Nets. He suffered a fractured left leg and will be out the rest of the season. (Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is a big blow to the Blazers and will force fantasy owners to scramble for a new big man the last couple of weeks of the season. Enes Kanter figures to be the big winner as he moves into more minutes and fantasy production. Zach Collins should also get some extra run the last couple of weeks.

Category: Injury Updates


CJ McCollum (knee) will not join his teammates on Portland's upcoming four-game roadie. (Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCollum will be out for at least a week and a half and there is talk he may not even be ready by the time the playoffs jump off. Also no reason for the Blazers to rush him back with Seth Curry subbing in capably. The lesser Curry is worth a look while CJ is out.

Category: Injury Updates


Meyers Leonard grabbed one rebound in his lone minute of play against the Thunder on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Leonard has fallen out of the rotation as of late. He should not be owned for fantasy purposes.

Category: Game Recaps


Nik Stauskas has been traded to the Cavaliers in the Rodney Hood deal. Stauskas and Wade Baldwin will go to Cleveland in exchange for Hood while the Blazers also send two future second-round picks. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Stauskas joins a crowded backcourt in Cleveland with Alec Burks, Jordan Clarkson, David Nwaba, Cedi Osman, and Kobi Simmons. Stauskas should be left on the waiver wire.

Category: Transactions


Wade Baldwin has been traded to the Cavaliers in exchange for F Rodney Hood. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Baldwin will be playing behind Collie Sexton and Matt Dellevadova in Cleveland so he could be a DNP-CD more often than not.

Category: Transactions