Hill is dealing with a minor ankle injury and will be held out, likely as a precaution. The third-year forward scored 10 points in Saturday's preseason opener against New Orleans and followed up with six points in 14 minutes Tuesday night in Detroit.
Budinger will miss a third straight preseason matchup due to the hamstring ailment, and he's currently without a return timetable.
While the injury isn't considered overly serious, the fact that he's already been ruled out for Thursday's game, rather than being listed as questionable or doubtful, may be an indication that he's currently not close to 100 percent.
Hill was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice after rolling his ankle Tuesday night, but he doesn't believe the issue will impact him beyond a few days.
Johnson's high usage rate also resulted in him turning the ball over a game-high six times, but the Pistons have to be giddy about how the No. 8 overall pick was able to score in multiple ways, all while shooting at a solid rate from the field.
The Pistons figure to deploy Johnson in a bench role to begin the season, but if Marcus Morris fails to impress as the team's starting small forward in the early going, the rookie could quickly earn the opportunity to displace him in the lineup.
The big man remains without a timetable to return to full practice as he works his way back from offseason surgery, but did make some strides Monday, when he was cleared to begin sprinting.
Motiejunas has been working out in on-court drills for about two weeks, and should receive another update on his condition in the days to come. Even in a best-case scenario, it seems likely that Motiejunas will sit out the majority of the Rockets' preseason contests, but the 25-year-old could be ready to play in the Oct. 28 regular-season opener.
Turner missed Tuesday's preseason opener due to a strained right knee, though it looks like the issue will not prevent him from making his debut Thursday. While the Celtics are deep at nearly every position heading into the season, Turner figures to play an integral role and could see minutes at up to three spots.
The Rockets aren't deeming the injury anything serious and expect the second-round draft pick to return to preseason action before long. Despite being an undersized power forward at 6-foot-8, Harrell showcased plenty of ability as a rebounder, shot blocker, and finisher during a decorated college career at Louisville, making him an intriguing prospect for the Rockets.
Even so, he could probably benefit from an extended stay in the D-League this season to better develop his perimeter game.
The rookie out of Kansas was held out of Tuesday's preseason game due to a minor ankle sprain, but he was cleared to return to practice Wednesday. Barring a setback, he'll make his preseason debut Friday when the Wizards play host to the Knicks.
Knee tendinitis prevented Capela from taking the court during the summer league, but the second-year forward has shown no ill effects from the injury since training camp began.
Though the Rockies remain high on the 21-year-old's athleticism and high motor, which enabled him to haul in five boards and reel in two steals, Capela is still a very raw prospect. That was exemplified through his three turnovers, four fouls, and pair of free-throw misses, areas that he'll need to show improvement in before becoming a regular member of the Houston rotation.
The wrist injury shelved McDaniels for the entire postseason, but the second-year swingman looked plenty healthy Tuesday night, turning in a well-rounded stat line in limited action.
During his rookie season, McDaniels was a sneaky source of steals and blocks while he saw regular time with the 76ers, but upon being dealt to the Rockets, his minutes dried up. The Rockets' deep roster may again undermine McDaniels' effort to reemerge as an interesting fantasy commodity.