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Date Player
9/16/2018 Dwyane Wade, Mia, G
Wade has decided to return to the Heat for a 16th NBA season. The future Hall of Famer is expected to sign a one-year deal for the $2.4 million veteran's minimum.

Analysis: Turning 37 in January, Wade is no longer an elite player but should he can still contribute by averaging 11.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.4 rebounds in 67 games with the Cavaliers and Heat last season. The 12-time All-Star played even better during Miami's opening-round playoff series, averaging 16.6 points to rank second on the team.
9/12/2018 Russell Westbrook, OKC, PG
Westbrook has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee after recently experiencing some stiffness. The 2016-17 NBA MVP is expected to be sidelined approximately four weeks.

Analysis: The Thunder's regular season opener at Golden State is just under five weeks away, so there seems to be a good chance that he won't miss any time. Westbrook may miss all of the preseason, though, which could put him on a minutes restriction for the first handful of games.
9/10/2018 Devin Booker, Pho, G
Booker underwent surgery on his right hand Monday and is expected to be sidelined six weeks.

Analysis: That timetable makes Booker, the Suns' leading scorer at 24.9 points per game last season, unlikely to be ready for the team's Oct. 18 season opener. The high-scoring guard still shouldn't miss more than a handful of games, which won't impact his fantasy stock too much.
 
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