NBA PLAYER NEWS
Pacers' Myles Turner (ankle) misses Saturday's practice
Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (ankle) did not practice on Saturday.
Turner is the 30th rated overall player according to numberFire's 2018 rankings.
Our models project Turner for 29.2 FanDuel points for Wednesday's game against the Memphis Grizzles.
Knicks will reportedly waive Joakim Noah on Saturday
New York Knicks center Joakim Noah will be waived on Saturday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Noah signed a 4-year, $72 million contract in the summer of 2016 but has had a disappointing tenure in New York. He missed 111 games in two seasons, including 75 last season. The Knicks are on the hook for the remainder of his deal. Enes Kanter and Mitchell Robinson will get the bulk of the minutes at center for New York.
He averaged 4.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game during his time with the Knicks.
Spurs' Rudy Gay downplays heel injury
San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay downplayed the severity of his heel injury.
Gay said his heel is "good," and said he sat out of Friday's preseason finale as a precaution.
Our models project Gay to average 15.1 points per game this year and shoot 46.7% from the field.
Kevin Knox will start for the Knicks on opening night, coach says
New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox will be in the starting lineup for the New York Knicks in their season-opener on Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks.
Knox was the ninth overall pick in the draft but shot just 32.7% from the field in five preseason games. Fizdale said Knox will "take his lumps but he needs to go through it."
Our models project Knox to score 13.9 points per game and shoot 43.1% from the field.
Bryn Forbes starting for Spurs at point guard
San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Bryn Forbes will start at point guard in Friday's preseason finale against the Orlando Magic.
Patty Mills will serve as Forbes' primary backup in the wake of Derrick White (heel) going down for 6-8 weeks. Forbes has mostly played off the ball during his two years in the league but the cupboard has run bare in San Antonio.
numberFire's models currently project Forbes for 4.8 points and 1.1 3-pointers per game this season.
Hawks' John Collins (ankle) sidelined at least 10 days
Atlanta Hawks power forward John Collins (left ankle soreness) underwent a non-surgical procedure on October 8 and will be re-evaluated on October 22.
Collins suffered the injury at the beginning of the month and also missed a couple games in March last season due to a sore left ankle. An MRI taken on October 2 revealed mild inflammation and soreness, and it'll cost him at least the first three games of the upcoming campaign. The Hawks will likely take a conservative approach with the young big man.
numberFire's models currently project Collins to average 14.4 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.3 blocks, and 0.8 3-pointers per game this season.
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