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Preseason Notes

Beno Udrih- out Tuesday: Udrih will not play in Tuesday's preseason game against Golden State. Udrih still has some time to heal before Sacramento's season opener Oct. 27 at Minnesota, but it would be nice to see him at least get a little preseason work. The Kings have just three preseason games remaining after Tuesday but he is locked in as the team's starting point guard given his chemistry with Tyreke Evans.

Rodrigue Beaubois- foot healing slowly: Beaubois (foot) is back in the walking boot after experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired foot. There was some hope that Beaubois would participate in the preseason but this likely eliminates that option. Coach Rick Carlisle said "[Beaubois] hasn't had any kind of major setback, to my knowledge. We've said all along we're going to make sure he's really right before we put him back out there." It is starting to look like Roddy may not be ready for the start of the regular season and even if he is, the team will likely restrict his minutes for several games.

Andrew Bogut- misses practice Monday: Bogut's (right hand/wrist/elbow) plethora of arm injuries from last year's scary fall are going to bother him all season, so it's no surprise that the Bucks are bringing him along gingerly in the preseason in an effort to get him as close to 100 percent as possible for the start of the season. The lingering pain is a concern, however, and nobody really knows whether Bogut will be noticeably limited until we actually see him get some game action. Bogut's numbers could drop this year as a result of his injuries.

Carlos Arroyo- misses practice Monday: Arroyo missed Monday's practice with groin and ankle injuries. We haven't heard any indications that these injuries might be serious, but we'll keep an eye on the situation. A more interesting development is that Arroyo seems to remain ahead of Mario Chalmers in the battle for the starting point guard spot. However, the two will split time regardless of who wins that competition, and both will likely be pushed out of major fantasy relevance by the presence of the Big Three.

Baron Davis- may play Tuesday: Davis (knee) could play a couple of minutes in Tuesday's game against the Spurs if he doesn't suffer any setbacks before then. "Today was my first practice and I'm a little rusty," Davis said after the Clippers practiced Sunday morning. According to Vinny Del Negro, Davis needs to get his conditioning on track if he hopes to be effective this season, so even if he does play Tuesday, don't expect him to be on the court very long.

Al Thornton- role uncertain: Thornton (ankle) entered training camp as the favorite to emerge as starting small forward, but Kirk Hinrich has been starting there instead so far this preseason. The Wizards' 3-guard alignment with Hinrich, John Wall and Gilbert Arenas has looked good in the preseason, so Thornton may be on the bench to start the regular season. He might not even be the first small forward off the bench when Josh Howard (knee) returns about a month into the season. Stay away from a fantasy perspective unless his prospects for significant playing time improve at some point.