NBA Preseason Primer: Friday, October 12th

Hello Grinders. Before we break down the slate, be sure to leverage the projections in LineupHQ, discussions in the RotoGrinders Discord chat and the Court Report live blog each weekday by SBK. The way I would approach NBA preseason is to use this article as a primer for the day and then rely on the Court Report if you can for the latest news right before tipoff. If you’re interested in learning more about what’s available or want to sign up, you can find information here.

Please Read – This is the final preseason slate and the hardest one I’ve written up these past two weeks. Thanks to everyone who has been reading and following along. It’s a big slate and I fully expect tons of news to come in during the day. There are some teams who as of Thursday night haven’t provided any information on expected minutes, starters or game plan. For that reason, some of the analysis on certain teams is thin. It’s not because of a lack of effort on my part but because they haven’t shared anything yet. Like always, I’ll highlight the news we know and what it means to me. I’ll do my best to keep it updated but my recommendation is to watch Court Report for the late breaking items.

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Detroit Pistons @ Cleveland Cavaliers

Detroit Pistons

What We Know:

Reggie Jackson practiced on Thursday but Stanley Johnson didn’t. No word on their status for Friday.

What This News Means To Me:

• We’re not working with a lot here. Follow Rod Beard here on twitter to monitor what the Pistons do. In their last game, Stan Van Gundy played the starters the following minutes:

Reggie Jackson (20), Reggie Bullock (26), Blake Griffin (27), Stanley Johnson (30), Andre Drummond (35)
Ish Smith played 28 minutes off the bench and if Reggie Jackson is ruled out or limited here, he’s someone I’d be interested in assuming he draws the start. Right now, my main players of interest are Drummond, Griffin, and Ish (pending Jackson’s status). I would be shocked if Johnson actually played in a meaningless game given his toe issue “flared up again” – that just doesn’t sound good.

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  • Allan Lem (aka fathalpert) began playing fantasy sports in high school and transitioned to DFS in 2015. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Economics and lives in California with his wife and two kids. He dreams of winning a big tournament so he can try cashing one of those giant cardboard checks at his local bank.

Comments

  • tmarohl

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    I just want to express my thanks for you taking the time to guide us along in the preseason. Much appreciated.

  • HZY91

    I co-sign with tmarohl. Thank you very much for taking your time and writing these articles that have helped me big time! your handwork doesn’t go unnoticed Allan, thanks again!

  • dogfaced

    Who is coach of Detroit Pistons now? Not Van Gundy as stated in article.

    • We’re not working with a lot here. Follow Rod Beard here on twitter to monitor what the Pistons do. In their last game, Stan Van Gundy played the starters the following minutes:

    Reggie Jackson (20), Reggie Bullock (26), Blake Griffin (27), Stanley Johnson (30), Andre Drummond (35)

  • fathalpert

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    Thanks will edit to Dwane Casey.

  • Justtheillest

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    Great job, can’t wait until the regular season hits next week! Will you be doing a primer for the regular season? Is Meansy going to be back with his article?

  • fathalpert

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    @Justtheillest said...

    Great job, can’t wait until the regular season hits next week! Will you be doing a primer for the regular season? Is Meansy going to be back with his article?

    Appreciate it! All the details can be found here: https://rotogrinders.com/threads/nba-premium-package-now-available-for-purchase-2703304. I won’t be doing a daily primer during the regular season but I’ll still be involved in other areas so excited for next week. Thanks for reading.

  • Billsbestone

    I played my 1st nba game this year night before last. Finished 209 in the dk $10 game. The credit is yours! Thanks for this incredible information!!! You are great at your job!

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