Ben Simmons Headshot

Ben Simmons (foot) will have surgery sometime next week. The timetable for his return is still uncertain.

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Things just can't seem to go right for the Philadelphia 76er's and their rookies. In the final scrimmage of the 2016 off season, number one overall pick Ben Simmons rolled his ankle, and apparently fractured the bone in his right foot. This comes just days before the Sixers were to debut Joel Embiid for the first time in two years. Embiid has also bee sidelined over the last two seasons dealing with a similar injury. A timetable for the promising rookie has yet to be established.
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Marcus Morris (finger) returned to practice on Saturday.

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Detroit Pistons SF Marcus Morris has been quietly dealing with a sprained finger, and was limited once again in practice Friday. However head coach Stan Van Gundy stated that had it been a game he would likely have played. On Saturday, Morris returned to practice, and appears to be far less hindered by his injury.
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Nikola Jokic was held out of Saturday's practice for rest.

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Plenty of time for him to get ready for the season. The big man is slotted in as the starting center for the Nuggets, but will also see some time at power forward.
Kemba Walker Headshot

Kemba Walker was back on the court Saturday against full contact as he participated in his first practice of the season.

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He was limited in practice prior to Saturday, although he reported his surgically repaired left knee was in good shape. The torn meniscus is now behind him, and Walker is ready to resume his role as starting point guard for the Hornets.
Goran Dragic Headshot

Goran Dragic said he sat out Saturday's practice due to jumper's knee.

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The Heat will let him recover from his knee issue, as he is slated to be their starting point guard. That assumes that the Heat do not trade him, as has been rumored. The knee issue may interfere with those plans, however, so the Heat will want him to show he is ready to play sooner than later.
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Avery Bradley says It's gonna be hard for teams to score on the Celtics this season.

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With a healthy Bradley on the court, this is no empty boast. Bradley and his backup at shooting guard, Marcus Smart are both strong defenders, and Bradley was honored with a First Team All-Defense selection last season.
Anthony Davis Headshot

Coach Alvin Gentry said Anthony Davis is his only player assured a starting spot to start the season.

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Sounds as though it will be interesting at the New Orleans training camp this fall. Gentry has also indicated that Davis may start at center for the Pelicans this season, as opposed to power forward. Still plenty of time for the roles for the starters and bench players to shake out.
Dirk Nowitzki Headshot

Dirk Nowitzki, Andrew Bogut, Derron Williams, Devin Harris, and Wesley Matthews are not traveling with the team to the first preseason game. They will instead work out at the team facility in Dallas.

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After hearing this then it's obvious that the Mavs have their own plan regarding their starting lineup during these preseason games. As injuries have plagued most of the guys in their starting lineup over the past year then it's not a bad idea to keep them training for a while longer than playing in games. Look for future updates to see how Dallas will continue to manage their starting lineup.
Jarrett Jack Headshot

Jarrett Jack (knee) is not taking part in Atlanta's open scrimmage on Saturday.

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Along with Dennis Schreoder, Jarrett Jack didn't play in their first scrimmage Saturday. While his injury concerns are more serious than Schroder's, it's the Hawk's main concern to have him fully healthy by season start. Jack will add great depth to their point guard position this coming season.
Dennis Schroder Headshot

Dennis Schroder is not participating in the Hawks scrimmage on Saturday.

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It's looking like the Hawks will take a cautious approach to their projected starting point guard. He's been dealing with a sore ankle so it's nothing serious as of now. Dennis Schroder will be good to go by regular season start.
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