This is good news for Harkless and the Blazers, but we'll see how this translates into game action. Harkless averaged 18.7 minutes and 6.4 points per game in 2015-16, but saw an uptick in minutes during the playoffs last season.
Gordon continues to recover from an ankle sprain that he suffered prior to training camp. He will continue to push through, but is already behind as he gets ready for the start of the 2016-17 season. If Gordon is unable to start when the season begins, Mario Hezonja will receive the bulk of the playing time at small forward.
It sounds as though the Warriors want Durant to be the focal point in their offense and rightfully so. With so many mouths to feed, we will see how this plays out over a full season. Durant should see at least 20-25 shots per game in a lethal Warriors offense.
Morris is likely dealing with a sprain to his right ring finger and this should not be a problem once the regular season starts for Detroit. Morris is a late-round flier for your fantasy squad.
Hairston has a chance to play himself into a roster spot with Houston but he'll be buried on the depth chart behind the likes of Eric Gordon and Corey Brewer. This may not be the best fit for both sides but we'll have to see how it plays out.
Simmons is a great talent with the only real knock on him during college was his inconsistent shooting. Despite his size he certainly has the handles to play some guard if the 76ers find themselves running a bigger lineup on the court with the likes of Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid and Simmons all positioning for two front court spots.
It's safe to say that this is not the way the Bucks expected things to go for Maker in their opening practice of training camp. He's been sent back to Milwaukee in order to be evaluated for a sprained wrist, and we should know more about the injury in the next couple of days. The Bucks selected the 19-year-old with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft and his pro career is not off to a great start.
The 76ers have been actively trying to trade either Okafor or Nerlens Noel this offseason so this injury is not exactly ideal should they be currently negotiating any deals. Okafor had a solid rookie year in 2015, averaging 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game.