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Date Player
10/24/2016 Metta World Peace, LAL, F
World Peace has apparently made the Lakers' opening night roster following Monday's wave of roster cuts.

Analysis: The former Ron Artest is set to embark on a 17th NBA season after the Lakers waived forwards Yi Jianlian and Anthony Brown on Monday. Los Angeles re-signed World Peace to a non-guaranteed one-year deal in September after he averaged 5.0 points in 35 games with the club last season.
10/24/2016 Anthony Brown, LAL, SF
Brown was among the Lakers' final roster cuts on Monday.

Analysis: The former Stanford standout got considerable playing time on a horrible Lakers team as a rookie last season, averaging 4.0 points in 29 games but shooting just percent from the field. Brown could very well resurface with another team or in the D-League.
10/24/2016 Yi Jianlian, LAL, F-C
The Lakers have waived Jianlian at the former lottery pick's request.

Analysis: Jianlian, the No. 6 pick of the 2007 draft, was attempting a comeback after spending the previous four seasons out of the NBA. The Chinese forward averaged 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds during the preseason.
10/24/2016 Shabazz Napier, Por, PG
Napier is questionable for Tuesday's season opener against Utah due to a sore ankle.

Analysis: The former UConn star also sat out Friday's preseason finale with the injury. Napier, acquired by the Blazers in an offseason trade with Orlando, isn't expected to have a major role anyway with his new team.
10/24/2016 Chandler Parsons, Mem, F
Parsons has resumed practicing but has yet to be cleared by the Grizzlies' medical staff, placing his status for Wednesday's season opener against Minnesota into question.

Analysis: The Grizzlies are going to play it safe with their big offseason addition, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in March. Parsons seems unlikely to suit up opening night but could be ready for one of Memphis' back-to-back games this coming weekend.
10/24/2016 Brandan Wright, Mem, F-C
Wright is questionable for Wednesday's season opener against Minnesota due to an ankle injury.

Analysis: The big man missed part of the preseason as well, though the injury isn't believed to be serious. Wright had a hard time staying healthy last season, playing in just 12 games due to lingering knee issues.
10/24/2016 Michael Beasley, Mil, F
According to reports, Beasley will miss the season opener with a sore elbow.

Analysis: The underachieving, well-traveled forward has no fantasy value at the moment.
10/24/2016 Caris LeVert, Bkn, SG
LeVert has been bothered by a foot issue.

Analysis: His status going forward is uncertain.
10/24/2016 Quincy Pondexter, NO, G-F
Pondexter continues to recover from knee srugery.

Analysis: It does not appear Pondexter will be ready for the at least the first week of the season.
10/24/2016 Cody Zeller, Cha, F-C
Zeller is dealing with a knee injury could reportedly could be ready to open the season.

Analysis: For the moment, Zeller doesn't have real fantasy value.
10/24/2016 Delon Wright, Tor, PG
Wright has been hampered by a sore shoulder.

Analysis: The role player does not have real fantasy value.
10/24/2016 Jason Smith, Was, F-C
A rib injury continues to hamper Smith.

Analysis: He has no fantasy value when on the floor.
10/24/2016 Alonzo Gee, NO, G-F
The Pelicans have set their opening night roster by waiving Gee.

Analysis: The defensive-minded forward lost a camp competition with Lance Stephenson for the final roster spot. Gee started 38 of 75 games with New Orleans last season, averaging 4.5 points and 3.4 rebounds, and should draw interest as a free agent.
10/24/2016 Lance Stephenson, NO, G-F
Stephenson has made the Pelicans' final roster after the club waived Alonso Gee on Monday.

Analysis: The Pelicans signed the veteran wing to a partially guaranteed contract last month and chose Stephenson's offensive capabilities over Gee's defensive strengths. Stephenson did play well in a 26-game stint with Memphis last season, averaging 14.4 points and 2.8 assists.
10/24/2016 Mitch McGary, OKC, F-C
The Thunder ended McGary's disappointing tenure with the team by waiving the former first-round pick on Monday.

Analysis: Injuries and off-court issues limited the former Michigan standout to 52 games over his two seasons in Oklahoma City, and McGary averaged just 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds during that period. He's also facing a minimum 15-game suspension for twice violating the NBA's drug policy.
10/24/2016 Ronnie Price, OKC, G
Price was among the Thunder's final cuts as the team set its opening night roster.

Analysis: The journeyman point guard was let go despite signing a guaranteed two-year contract with the Thunder during the offseason. Price, who averaged 5.3 points and 2.4 assists in 62 games with Phoenix last season, lost out to Semaj Christon in the battle for OKC's No. 3 point guard spot.
10/24/2016 R.J. Hunter, Bos, SG
The Celtics have waived Hunter, one of their 2015 first-round picks, after just one season with the team.

Analysis: Hunter, the 28th overall selection in last year's draft, lost out to 2014 first-rounder James Young to stick on a deep Celtics' roster. The 23-year-old struggled as a rookie, shooting only 30.2 percent from 3-point range, but should still draw interest from other teams.
10/24/2016 Rodney Hood, Uta, G-F
The Jazz have exercised their fourth-year option on Hood's contract.

Analysis: It's a widely expected move after Hood emerged as one of Utah's top scorers during his second NBA season. The 2014 first-round pick averaged 14.5 points and knocked down 161 shots from 3-point range while starting 79 games in 2015-16.
10/24/2016 Danté Exum, Uta, PG
The Jazz have picked up the fourth-year option on Exum's rookie contract.

Analysis: The fifth overall pick of the 2014 draft, Exum missed all of last season with a torn ACL but showed much promise as a rookie, averaging 4.8 points and 2.4 assists while starting 41 games. The 21-year-old should open the season as the backup point guard to George Hill.
10/24/2016 Trey Lyles, Uta, PF
The Jazz have picked up the third-year option on Lyles' contract.

Analysis: The 12th overall pick of the 2015 draft, Lyles averaged 6.1 points and shot an impressive 38.3 percent from 3-point range during his rookie season. The 20-year-old made the team's decision even easier by playing well during the Summer League and preseason, where he averaged 10 points and 6.5 rebounds in six exhibition games.
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