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  • David Nwaba HOU SF
    Thunder's David Nwaba: Heading to Oklahoma City
    12h ago

    Nwaba -- along with Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss -- was traded from the Rockets to the Thunder on Thursday in exchange for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    A last-minute trade before the preseason starts, Nwaba is apparently heading to Oklahoma City where he'll try to earn a roster spot on a young squad. The forward appeared in 46 games last year with Houston and averaged 5.1 points and 3.3 rebounds and shot 48.3 percent overall from the field.

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  • Sterling Brown HOU SG
    Thunder's Sterling Brown: Shipped to OKC
    12h ago

    Brown -- along with David Nwaba, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss -- was traded from the Rockets to the Thunder on Thursday in exchange for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Brown was acquired by the Rockets from the Mavericks via trade in June, but he'll now join the Thunder as a depth piece ahead of the 2022-23 season. In 49 games with Dallas last season, Brown averaged 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds across 12.8 minutes per contest.

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  • Ty Jerome OKC SG
    Rockets' Ty Jerome: Heading to Houston
    12h ago

    Jerome, along with three other players, have been traded to the Rockets on Thursday in exchange for four players, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Jerome, who likely will be waived by the Rockets, just finished his third season in the NBA with the Thunder. The 25-year-old guard spent two seasons with Oklahoma City, where he averaged 8.9 points, 3.0 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 0.6 steals during 20.3 minutes of action. If Jerome does indeed hit free agency after being waived, a reunion with Phoenix is rumored to be a possibility.

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  • Marquese Chriss HOU SF
    Thunder's Marquese Chriss: Dealt to Thunder
    12h ago

    Chriss -- along with David Nwaba, Sterling Brown and Trey Burke -- was traded from the Thunder to the Rockets on Thursday in exchange for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

    The veteran center is on the move again, this time heading to Oklahoma City. Chriss was recently part of the trade that sent Christian Wood to Dallas back in June. Looking ahead, Chriss likely won't make much of a fantasy impact on a Thunder squad that is already heavy in the frontcourt.

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  • Derrick Favors OKC C
    Thunder's Derrick Favors: Gets dealt to Houston
    12h ago

    The Thunder traded Favors, along with Theo Maledon, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless and a 2025 second-round pick to the Rockets in exchange for David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Favors is set to join Houston after playing with the Thunder for just one season, where he averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds over 16.7 minutes per game. The Rockets dealt Christian Wood to the Mavericks over the offseason, likely indicating that Alperen Sengun will be the starting center for Houston. The veteran center figures to see a depth role behind Alperen Sengun this upcoming season.

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  • Maurice Harkless OKC SF
    Rockets' Maurice Harkless: Headed to Houston
    12h ago

    Harkless -- along with Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick -- was traded from the Thunder to the Rockets on Thursday in exchange for David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    It's only been two days since Harkless was acquired by the Thunder from the Hawks via trade, but he'll now join his third team in three months as soon as the trade is finalized. It's unclear what Harkless' role will be with the Rockets, but assuming he stays put, he'll provide depth at both forward spots for the 2022-23 season. In 47 appearances last season with the Kings, Harkless averaged 4.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per contest.

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  • Derrick Favors OKC C
    Thunder's Derrick Favors: Gets dealt to Houston
    12h ago

    The Thunder traded Favors, along with Theo Maledon, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless and a 2025 second-round pick to the Rockets in exchange for David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Favors is set to join Houston after playing with the Thunder for just one season, where he averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds over 16.7 minutes per game. The Rockets dealt Christian Wood to the Mavericks over the offseason, likely indicating that Alperen Sengun will be the starting center for Houston. The veteran center figures to see a depth role behind Alperen Sengun this upcoming season.

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  • Khem Birch TOR C
    Raptors' Khem Birch: Working back from meniscus tear
    15h ago

    Birch is still on a recovery path following an offseason surgery that discovered a previously unknown torn meniscus, Eric Koreen of The Athletic reports.

    Birch underwent minor knee surgery in May to clean up loose debris that revealed the injury, putting his preseason status up in the air. Birch dealt with nagging knee issues last season, playing just 55 games and averaging 4.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 18.0 minutes of action.

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  • Naz Reid MIN C
    Timberwolves' Naz Reid: To play more power forward
    2d ago

    Timberwolves coach Chris Finch said Wednesday that he has spent all summer trying to get Reid more reps at power forward, Jace Frederick of St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Reid has played primarily center in his first three seasons in Minnesota as a backup to Karl-Anthony Towns. However, with the addition of Rudy Gobert, the team has limited minutes to go around at the position. The 6-foot-10 big man has proven to be a solid floor spacer, shooting 34.3 and 35.1 percent from three in his last two seasons. This versatility should allow Minnesota to play their star centers without sacrificing too many of Reid's minutes.

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  • Daniel Theis IND C
    Pacers' Daniel Theis: Misses practice with illness
    3d ago

    Theis wasn't in attendance Tuesday for the Pacers' first training camp practice due to an illness, Scott Agness of FieldhouseFiles.com reports.

    Theis reportedly had some symptoms of COVID-19, but he hasn't tested positive for the virus and will be eligible to practice as soon as Wednesday if he continues to test negative. After coming over from Boston in July as part of the deal that sent Malcolm Brogdon to the Celtics, Theis is projected to serve as a depth piece in the Indiana frontcourt in 2022-23.

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  • Karl-Anthony Towns MIN C
    Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns: Hoping to return soon
    3d ago

    Coach Chris Finch said Tuesday that the team hopes to have Towns (illness) back at practice by the end of the week, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Towns missed the team's media day Monday due to a non-COVID illness, but as expected, he won't miss much time and should be good to go for the season opener. Last season, the All-Star forward averaged 24.6 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1.0 steals in 33.5 minutes per game.

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  • Goga Bitadze IND C
    Pacers' Goga Bitadze: Close to 100 percent
    3d ago

    Bitadze is close to 100 percent healthy heading into training camp while he recovers from an ankle injury, Scott Agness of FieldhouseFiles.com reports.

    Bitadze was sidelined late in the 2021-22 campaign due to a foot issue, but he was cleared to take part in FIBA action this summer for the Georgian national team. He might have picked up the ankle issue at some point along the way, but it doesn't sound like anything that will affect his availability for the start of the regular season. Bitadze has shown the ability to produce some fantasy-friendly lines on the brief occasions he's seen extended run through his first three NBA years. Still, he may not be a lock to enter the 2022-23 season as a member of the rotation while Myles Turner is still on the roster and while Isaiah Jackson and Jalen Smith may be higher priority developmental options.

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  • Udonis Haslem MIA PF
    Heat's Udonis Haslem: Misses practice with sore Achilles
    21h ago

    Haslem didn't partake in practice Tuesday due to Achilles soreness, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Haslem's issue doesn't appear serious, but the 42-year-old will likely take every precaution at this stage in his career. Even when he's healthy, Haslem figures to log action in no more than a handful of games in 2022-23 and is primarily viewed as a mentor at this point.

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  • Al Horford BOS PF
    Celtics' Al Horford: Expected to play back-to-backs
    2d ago

    Horford said Monday that he plans to play back-to-backs this season after preparing for that role this offseason, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.

    The veteran forward has seen his minutes decline slightly over the past several years and only played both games of a back-to-back set a few times last season. However, after offseason surgeries for Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Robert Williams (knee), the Celtics don't have much frontcourt depth, which may force Horford into an expanded role to start the 2022-23 campaign. Nonetheless, Boston has championship aspirations again, so while Horford is confident in his conditioning, the Celtics will continue to monitor him closely to avoid any late-season regression.

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  • Nikola Jovic MIA PF
    Heat's Nikola Jovic: Limited by Achilles
    3d ago

    Jovic was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice session due to an Achilles issue, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Jovic missed time during Summer League due to a quad problem, but a different injury is limiting his availability early in camp. The Heat open the preseason Oct. 4 versus the Timberwolves.

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  • Killian Tillie MEM PF
    Grizzlies' Killian Tillie: Limited entering training camp
    4d ago

    Tillie (back) is still limited entering training camp, Damichael Cole of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

    Tillie appeared in just four contests post-All-Star break last season due to injuries and remains limited for the start of Memphis' training camp. The extent of the 24-year-old's injury remains unclear, but there'll likely be more clarity as the regular season approaches.

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  • Jaren Jackson Jr. MEM PF
    Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Remains on track during rehab
    4d ago

    Grizzlies general manager Zach Kleiman said Monday that Jackson (foot) remains on track to return sometime between the initial 4-to-6 month timeline, Drew Hill of The Daily Memphian reports.

    Jackson underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot at the end of June and remains on track to return sometime before the end of December. Last season, he posted 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.1 assists across 27.3 minutes. In his absence, Brandon Clarke and Ziaire Williams are candidates for increased roles to start the season.

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  • Usman Garuba HOU PF
    Rockets' Usman Garuba: Healthy for training camp
    4d ago

    Garuba (ankle) is healthy and available for training camp, Ben DuBose of USA Today reports.

    Garuba suffered a Grade 2 ankle sprain during Summer League and was sidelined for a few weeks. However, as expected, the second-year forward is good to go for training camp. He appeared in 24 games as a rookie, posting 2.0 points and 3.5 rebounds across 10.0 minutes.

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  • David Nwaba HOU SF
    Thunder's David Nwaba: Heading to Oklahoma City
    12h ago

    Nwaba -- along with Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss -- was traded from the Rockets to the Thunder on Thursday in exchange for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    A last-minute trade before the preseason starts, Nwaba is apparently heading to Oklahoma City where he'll try to earn a roster spot on a young squad. The forward appeared in 46 games last year with Houston and averaged 5.1 points and 3.3 rebounds and shot 48.3 percent overall from the field.

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  • Marquese Chriss HOU SF
    Thunder's Marquese Chriss: Dealt to Thunder
    12h ago

    Chriss -- along with David Nwaba, Sterling Brown and Trey Burke -- was traded from the Thunder to the Rockets on Thursday in exchange for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

    The veteran center is on the move again, this time heading to Oklahoma City. Chriss was recently part of the trade that sent Christian Wood to Dallas back in June. Looking ahead, Chriss likely won't make much of a fantasy impact on a Thunder squad that is already heavy in the frontcourt.

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  • Maurice Harkless OKC SF
    Rockets' Maurice Harkless: Headed to Houston
    12h ago

    Harkless -- along with Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick -- was traded from the Thunder to the Rockets on Thursday in exchange for David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    It's only been two days since Harkless was acquired by the Thunder from the Hawks via trade, but he'll now join his third team in three months as soon as the trade is finalized. It's unclear what Harkless' role will be with the Rockets, but assuming he stays put, he'll provide depth at both forward spots for the 2022-23 season. In 47 appearances last season with the Kings, Harkless averaged 4.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per contest.

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  • Paul George LAC SF
    Clippers' Paul George: Won't suit up Friday
    18h ago

    George won't take the floor during Friday's international clash with Maccabi Ra'anana in Seattle, Justin Russo of the 'Clip & Roll' podcast reports.

    George joins a pack of Clippers vets who will sit out the contest due to rest, but there's nothing to be concerned about, given the reason behind his absence. His next opportunity to make his 2022-23 preseason debut arrives Monday against Portland.

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  • Cameron Johnson PHO SF
    Suns' Cameron Johnson: Slated to start at PF
    18h ago

    Head coach Monty Williams confirmed Thursday that Johnson is in line to start at the four for the Suns this season, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Johnson was the presumed favorite to take over the starting job with Jae Crowder likely on the way out, and Williams has now set that in stone. A first-round pick in 2019, Johnson supplied his best season to date in 2021-22, averaging 12.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists over 26.2 minutes per game, and his minutes figure to expand this season.

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  • Kawhi Leonard LAC SF
    Clippers' Kawhi Leonard: Resting Thursday and Friday
    18h ago

    Clippers coach Ty Lue said that Leonard (knee) will rest and not play in Thursday's practice or Friday's preseason opener, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports.

    Lue indicated that Leonard went through the team's first three practices without issues. The superstar forward is on a good track to play once the regular season begins, but expect the Clippers to continue with load management procedures. Leonard joins Paul George, John Wall and Reggie Jackson on the sidelines for Friday's preseason opener.

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  • Sterling Brown HOU SG
    Thunder's Sterling Brown: Shipped to OKC
    12h ago

    Brown -- along with David Nwaba, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss -- was traded from the Rockets to the Thunder on Thursday in exchange for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Brown was acquired by the Rockets from the Mavericks via trade in June, but he'll now join the Thunder as a depth piece ahead of the 2022-23 season. In 49 games with Dallas last season, Brown averaged 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds across 12.8 minutes per contest.

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  • Ty Jerome OKC SG
    Rockets' Ty Jerome: Heading to Houston
    12h ago

    Jerome, along with three other players, have been traded to the Rockets on Thursday in exchange for four players, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Jerome, who likely will be waived by the Rockets, just finished his third season in the NBA with the Thunder. The 25-year-old guard spent two seasons with Oklahoma City, where he averaged 8.9 points, 3.0 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 0.6 steals during 20.3 minutes of action. If Jerome does indeed hit free agency after being waived, a reunion with Phoenix is rumored to be a possibility.

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  • Joshua Primo SA SG
    Spurs' Joshua Primo: Suffers MCL sprain
    20h ago

    Primo sprained the MCL in his left knee in camp and will miss at least the beginning of preseason, independent NBA writer Matthew Tynan reports. However, he's expected back for the start of the regular season.

    Primo appears to have avoided significant damage but will take a bit of a hiatus before returning to the floor. Per Tynan, the earliest Primo could return is the final game of the preseason, so his status should be monitored as the regular season approaches.

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  • Trent Forrest ATL SG
    Hawks' Trent Forrest: Misses open practice due to illness
    2d ago

    Hawks head coach Nate McMillan said Wednesday that Forrest didn't participate in Atlanta's open practice due to a non-COVID illness, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.

    It's unclear if the ailment is related to the same bug currently affecting Dejounte Murray (illness), but Forrest was one of several players to miss Wednesday's open practice. Provided the illness doesn't linger, Forrest should be available for the Hawks' preseason opener against the Bucks on Oct. 6.

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  • Seth Curry BKN SG
    Nets' Seth Curry: Likely available Opening Night
    2d ago

    Coach Steve Nash relayed Wednesday that Curry (ankle) could log action late in the preseason and should be available for the Opening Night on Oct. 19 versus the Pelicans, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports.

    Curry will miss the first three preseason tilts and will likely log limited action in the preseason finale if he makes a cameo. When healthy, Curry has plenty of competition for playing time in Joe Harris, Cam Thomas and Patty Mills, among others.

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  • Evan Fournier NY SG
    Knicks' Evan Fournier: Heads pack to start at SG
    3d ago

    Head coach Tom Thibodeau indicated Tuesday that Fournier is considered the favorite to start at shooting guard, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.

    Fournier started all but two games last season for the Knicks and appears positioned to retain his starting job entering 2022-23. He was a solid shooter last season, averaging 14.1 points over 29.5 minutes and should claim a similar role this year.

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  • Trey Burke HOU PG
    Thunder's Trey Burke: Heading to Thunder
    12h ago

    Burke -- along with David Nwaba, Sterling Brown and Marquese Chriss -- was traded from the Thunder to the Rockets on Thursday in exchange for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN., Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    In what appears to be a salary cap trade for both teams, Burke will team up with Nwaba, Brown and Chriss in Oklahoma City. With Maledon being part of the package heading back to Houston, Burke, at the moment, could likely continue to play a backup point-guard role with his new squad. The former Michigan standout was included in the trade that sent Christian Wood to Dallas back in June.

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  • Theo Maledon OKC PG
    Rockets' Theo Maledon: Gets traded to Houston
    12h ago

    The Thunder traded Maledon, along with Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless and a 2025 second-round pick to the Rockets in exchange for David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    After playing with the Thunder for his first two seasons in the league, Maledon is set to join a Houston squad that has limited depth in their backcourt. The 21-year-old averaged 8.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 22.6 minutes of action over his two seasons with Oklahoma City. Maledon figures to see minutes behind Kevin Porter and Jalen Green this upcoming season.

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  • John Wall LAC PG
    Clippers' John Wall: Part of preseason lineup testing
    14h ago

    Wall (rest) has been a part of a rotation of lineups in training camp, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.

    An earlier report suggested Wall was running the second unit, while Reggie Jackson operated with the starters, but the Clippers were instead testing out different lineups, a normal preseason action. Wall and Jackson both are set to play prominent roles for the upcoming season in what will likely be an everchanging situation. The Clippers will be without both point guards for their preseason opener Friday against Maccabi Ra'anana for rest purposes.

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  • Reggie Jackson LAC PG
    Clippers' Reggie Jackson: Lineups in flux during preseason
    15h ago

    Clarifying a previous news item, Jackson has been part of rotating lineups during camp and it's expected to continue in the preseason, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.

    A previous report's phrasing seemed to indicate Jackson was running with the first team and John Wall was with the second unit, but it appears that's not the case. Instead, the point guards and lineups have just been changing to test things out, something that's frequent in the preseason. Jackson and Wall both figure to see plenty of time on the ball in what figures to be a fluid situation in 2022-23. The pair will rest for the first contest of preseason Friday against Maccabi Ra'anana but could debut Monday versus the Trail Blazers.

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  • John Wall LAC PG
    Clippers' John Wall: Running with second unit
    17h ago

    Clippers coach Ty Lue said Thursday that Wall has been playing point guard for the team's second unit, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.

    Wall and Reggie Jackson are likely for fluid roles on the ball, but it looks like things haven't started exactly in Wall's favor. The second unit will also include Brandon Boston, Terrance Mann, Marcus Morris and Morris Brown. Wall will miss Thursday's practice and Friday's preseason opener for rest purposes

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  • Reggie Jackson LAC PG
    Clippers' Reggie Jackson: Running with first unit early
    17h ago

    Coach Ty Lue indicated Thursday that Jackson (rest) has been playing with the first unit early in camp, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.

    Jackson is one of four Clippers players -- Wall included -- slated to sit out the team's preseason opener Friday versus Maccabi Ra'anana. While the situation figures to be fluid, with both Jackson and Wall seeing a good amount of minutes on the ball, Jackson appears to have the upper hand early in camp.

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