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Preseason Notes or Something


Jerryd Bayless: Traded to Hornets. Bayless was traded from Portland to New Orleans Saturday for a conditional first-round pick. As for the fantasy ramifications, there aren't a ton, really. Andre Miller is still starting in Portland; Chris Paul in New Orleans. Boo-yah.

Nick Collison: Three Weeks Away. The Oklahoman is reporting that Collison, who's been dealing with a knee injury this preseason, won't return to the team for at least three weeks. In the meantime, Serge Ibaka figures to benefit in terms of playing time.

Monta Ellis: Plays 53 Minutes in Preseason Game. I think maybe Kevin Payne fell asleep last night before this happened, so just an FYI for everyone: for some reason – no one actually knows why – Warrior coach Keith Smart allowed Monta Ellis to play all 53 minutes of Friday night's preseason overtime loss to the Lakers.

Andre Iguodala: Wrist Situation? According to the Sixers' official site, Iguodala sat out Saturday's practice with a sprained right wrist and is scheduled to undergo an MRI to establish the severity of the injury. On the one hand, it's likely the team is erring on the side of caution; on the other, the acronym "MRI" is a scary one. Should Iguodala fail to begin the preseason some combination of Evan Turner and Louis Williams would most likely benefit.

Jerry Stackhouse: Signs with Miami. This is very clearly an attempt to fill the void recently created by Mike Miller's injury. James Jones and Eddie House are also expected to step into larger roles in Miller's absence. As to who – if any of them – will be rosterable for fantasy purposes, that remains to be answered.

Charlie Villanueva: Benchy Bench. The Detroit News is reporting that Austin Daye has won the starting power forward position for the Pistons, meaning that Villanueva will come off the bench to begin the season.