NBA Player News: Last 7 days, All Positions

News: Exum will have surgery to repair a separated left shoulder. The surgery is scheduled for Oct. 24 in Los Angeles and there is no announced timeline for his return.
Impact: Exum was injured in a preseason game against the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 6 when he landed awkwardly on the floor. The 2014 No. 5 overall pick was hoping to have a career year as a restricted free agent. Coach Quin Snyder was playing Exum as a point guard and off guard this season. This is the second significant injury of Exum's short career. A torn ACL kept him from playing in 2015-16. Exum averaged 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists last season.
News: The Grizzlies waived Baldwin IV on Monday, finalizing their roster for the regular season.
Impact: Memphis grabbed Baldwin with the 17th pick out of Vanderbilt, and he started one of his 33 games as a rookie. The guard averaged 3.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
News: Kidd-Gilchrist will miss Wednesday's season opener due to a personal matter.
Impact: The defensive-minded forward has been away from the team for the past week due to the matter. Jeremy Lamb is the favorite to start in Kidd-Gilchrist's place against the Pistons and should receive a bump in his usual minutes.
News: Aldridge has agreed to a three-year, $72.3 million extension with the Spurs, according to ESPN.
Impact: There's a partial guarantee in the third year for Aldridge, who seemingly hasn't been a great fit for the Spurs system but is still a highly productive player.
News: Belinelli is likely to play in the Hawks' season opener Wednesday.
Impact: Belinelli developed soreness in his left Achilles after playing in EuroBasket this summer, and he missed the final four preseason games as a precaution. But he should be part of what Mike Budenholzer expects to be a 10- or 11-man Atlanta rotation.
News: Aldridge agreed to a three-year, $72.3 million contract extension Monday with the Spurs, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.
Impact: Aldridge has seen a sizable drop in production over the course of his two seasons in San Antonio, but the two parties remain committed to each other for at least the near future. In his 2016-17 campaign, Aldridge averaged 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, both of which were his lowest averages since his rookie season back in 2006. The power forward is now entering his 12th NBA season, and the Spurs are sticking with he and Kawhi Leonard as the team's star power for the foreseeable future. Right now, with Leonard (quad) likely out for the start of the season, the team will lean on Aldridge to be their top scorer in their MVP candidate's absence.
News: Casspi is questionable for Tuesday's season opener with a sprained ankle.
Impact: Casspi averaged nearly 12 points two seasons ago for the Kings, but it's hard to see him getting many scoring opportunities on a loaded Golden State team.
News: Iguodala is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Rockets with a strained back.
Impact: Iguodala is a solid defensive player but isn't going give you too many high-scoring games as long as he's on a team with Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson.
News: Ross could miss Wednesday's opener against the Heat with a sore hamstring.
Impact: Ross is slated to start for the Magic after averaging 11 points in 24 games for them last season since coming over from Toronto.
News: James' playing status for Tuesday's season opener against Boston remains unclear.
Impact: James has been slowed by a sprained left ankle for more than two weeks and it's still not known whether he'll be on the floor when the Cavaliers take on the Celtics and Kyrie Irving, who asked to be traded by Cleveland this summer. Following Monday's practice, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said ''I really don't know'' when asked if James will play.
News: The Jazz have waived Bolomboy.
Impact: The team drafted Bolomboy with the No. 52 overall pick in 2016 and he played in 12 games. The 6-foot-9, 235-pounder from Weber State bounced back and forth from the NBA G League, where he played 24 games for the Salt Lake City Stars and averaged 16.4 points, 13.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks.
News: James (ankle) remains questionable to play in Tuesday's regular season opener against the Celtics, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.
Impact: The four-time MVP took part in only one preseason game and was held out of the team's exhibition finale Friday against the Magic. James was then limited at Sunday's practice, though he did take part in Monday's walk-through session. Afterward, coach Ty Lue told the media that he still doesn't know if James will play Tuesday night, so it appears the decision may not come until closer to game time. However, Lue did indicate that he's preparing as if James will suit up. In the event that James ultimately doesn't play, expect Jeff Green, Jae Crowder and perhaps Dwyane Wade to absorb most of his minutes on the wing.
News: Morris will miss Tuesday's season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to right knee soreness, Boston coach Brad Stevens said on Sunday. Morris will miss at least the first couple weeks of the regular season, according to Stevens. He played just 11 minutes in the preseason due to the knee woes and because he was away on trial in Phoenix for aggravated assault. He was acquitted.
Impact: "With him getting here a little bit late, we feel like he needs a little more of a preseason," Stevens said. "He will most likely be out here for the coming week-plus and then we will re-evaluate after that. They've done all the testing and, structurally, the knee is in good shape."
News: The NBA has suspended McCollum for the season opener for leaving the bench during an altercation in a preseason game.
Impact: McCollum averaged a career-best 23 points last season, his fourth with the Blazers since being the 10th overall pick in 2013 out of Lehigh. He will miss Wednesday's game at Phoenix and can return Friday at Indiana.
News: The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Felder and Richard Jefferson to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday to get down to the maximum 15-player roster limit, according to multiple reports. The Hawks reportedly will waive both players.
Impact: Felder averaged 4 points and 1.4 assists in 42 games as a rookie in 2016-17.
News: The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Jefferson and guard Kay Felder to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday to get down to the maximum 15-player roster limit, according to multiple reports. The Hawks reportedly will waive both players.
Impact: The 37-year-old Jefferson averaged 5.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in 79 games last season.
News: The Pacers have picked up their team option on the contract of Turner.
Impact: The option for the 21-year-old Turner is for a fourth year. The Pacers hope the 6-foot-11 youngster will become the long-term face of the franchise. Last season, he averaged 14.5 points and 7.3 rebounds and was second in the league in blocks (172).
News: The Pacers have picked up their team option on the contract of Sabonis.
Impact: The Pacers picked up a third-year option for Sabonis, a 2016 first-round draft pick who was traded to Indiana by Oklahoma City along with Victor Oladipo as part of the deal for Paul George. He averaged 5.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 81 games as a rookie last season.
News: Leonard (quadriceps) is expected to miss the Spurs' regular-season opener Wednesday against the Timberwolves, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Impact: Leonard missed all of training camp and the entire preseason while rehabbing a quad injury, which is apparently serious enough to spill into the regular season. There still remains no timetable for a return, so he should be considered day-to-day after the completion of the team's first contest. While he's sidelined, Rudy Gay and Kyle Anderson will likely absorb most of the minutes at small forward and could make for viable DFS plays.
News: The Brooklyn Nets exercised the 2018-19 contract option for LeVert on Thursday.
Impact: LeVert was acquired from Indiana after the Pacers selected him with the 20th overall selection in 2016. He started 26 of 57 games last season, averaging 8.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
News: The Brooklyn Nets exercised the 2018-19 contract option for Hollis-Jefferson on Thursday.
Impact: Hollis-Jefferson, acquired in a draft-night trade after he was selected No. 23 overall by Portland in 2015, appeared in a team-high 78 games last season and averaged 8.7 points and 5.8 rebounds.
News: The Brooklyn Nets exercised the 2018-19 contract option for Russell on Thursday.
Impact: Russell, the No. 2 overall pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2015 craft, was acquired by the Nets in June. He averaged 15.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals last season.
News: McGruder is expected to miss three to six months due to a stress fracture in his lower left leg, according to multiple reports. McGruder is slated to undergo surgery next week.
Impact: McGruder averaged 6.4 points in 78 games (65 starts) last season in his first NBA campaign.
News: The Hawks announced Wednesday that Plumlee will be sidelined an additional two to three weeks with a strained right quad.
Impact: Plumlee, acquired from Charlotte in the offseason deal that sent Dwight Howard to the Hornets, initially sustained the injury in a preseason game on Oct. 1. In his absence, expect rookie first-round pick John Collins to see some additional minutes at center in a rotation with Dewayne Dedmon and Mike Muscala.
News: Bobcats coach Steve Clifford announced that Carter-Williams will miss next week's season opener due to continued soreness in both his knees.
Impact: Carter-Williams underwent PRP injections in both knees in mid-July and has yet to be cleared for full-court scrimmaging. The Hornets signed the 2013-14 NBA Rookie of the Year over the summer to be the backup point guard to Kemba Walker, a role that could now fall on either rookie first-round pick Malik Monk or Julyan Stone during the early season.
News: Rondo is dealing with a sports hernia, and reportedly will miss at least four weeks.
Impact: The four weeks could very well balloon to six, so Rondo is not a viable fantasy option early on.
News: Rondo underwent surgery Monday to address a sports hernia and will be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.
Impact: Rondo had been hopeful that he would be able to play through the sports hernia and serve as the Pelicans' starting point guard to begin the season, but after meeting with a specialist Monday, it was determined that the veteran would need surgery to address the matter. With Rondo out until at least early November, Jrue Holiday will presumably handle most of the ball-handling duties in the interim, opening up more minutes off the ball for Tony Allen and Jordan Crawford and more time at both guard spots for E'Twaun Moore and Ian Clark.