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Fri Jul 120:26Malik Beasley On The Move To UtahMalik BeasleySGNuggetsTeam Lorin
The Timberwolves are moving guard Malik Beasley to Utah as a part of a package to get Rudy Gobert, a multi-time Defensive Player of the Year. With the acquisition of Beasley, the Jazz will receive a player with plenty of untapped potential. He's averaged 12.1 points and 2.5 boards while shooting 38.6% from deep throughout his career. Although the 25-year-old probably won't offer much outside of scoring for category managers in 2022-23, his totals could improve, primarily if he carves out a more prominent role with his new squad. As a result, Beasley is certainly worth late-round consideration in all fantasy formats.
Source: Tim
Fri Jul 120:17Jarred Vanderbilt Traded To The JazzJarred VanderbiltPFNuggetsFree Agent
The Jazz acquired forward Jarred Vanderbilt from Minnesota on Friday as a part of the deal to get Rudy Gobert. After the organization traded Royce O'Neale to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, Vanderbilt will now fill a void on the team's roster. Although the 23-year-old has averaged only 6.2 rebounds and 5.4 points throughout his five-year career, he is in line to potentially see a significant uptick in minutes while landing a permanent role as a starter in the process.
Source: Tim
Fri Jul 120:03Patrick Beverley Moved To UtahPatrick BeverleyPGClippersIavaronis
The Timberwolves are sending guard Patrick Beverley to Utah as a part of a package to obtain Rudy Gobert. Also included, the Jazz will get Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leandro Bolmaro, Walker Kessler, and four first-round picks. Beverley, who is now moving on to the fourth team of his career, is coming off a solid year, averaging 9.2 points, 4.6 assists, 4.1 boards, and 1.2 steals throughout 58 games while continuing to be a menace on the defensive end. However, with the change of scenery, he may not receive a consistent workload, which won't do anything good for fantasy managers. In addition, Beverley has had issues staying healthy, and his shooting percentages could also use some work. Still, the 33-year-old will retain some of his fantasy value, although it will increase if he receives routine minutes during the 2022-23 campaign.
Source: Tim
Fri Jul 119:27Nets Want Huge Return On Kevin DurantKevin DurantSFWarriorsIavaronis
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant requested a trade on Thursday, the first day of free agency. However, the organization isn't in a rush to make a move unless the price is right, with ESPN senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reporting that Brooklyn is looking to "get back something of a historic haul." With the Hawks recently giving up three first-round picks to acquire Dejounte Murray from San Antonio, the starting point may need to exceed that for Durant to be dealt.
Source: Dan
Fri Jul 116:07Rudy Gobert Traded To MinnesotaRudy GobertCJazzDoppelganger
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert is being sent to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a massive trade. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year was traded for four first round draft picks. Also, the Jazz acquire Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Walker Kessler, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Leandro Bolmaro as part of the deal. Somehow, the Wolves were able to pull off this trade without giving up Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards or D'Angelo Russell. Clearly, Minnesota believes Towns will be fine switching over to the power forward spot. This is a huge win for the Wolves who showed their upside as a team last season. From a fantasy perspective, Gobert is going to take away rebounds from Towns. However, Towns is likely to shoot more with the shift over to the power forward spot. The addition of Gobert shouldn't hurt Towns too much, so fantasy managers shouldn't panic. The hope is that all of them mix well together and they compete for a championship next season.
Source: Adrian
Fri Jul 115:54Ja Morant Agrees To Massive ExtensionJa MorantPGGrizzliesFree Agent
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant has agreed to a massive extension with the organization. The 23-year-old has agreed to a five-year $193 million deal, which could end up being $231 million with incentives. This deal comes as no surprise since the Grizzlies obviously want to lock up their superstar guard. He helped lead their team to the No. 2 seed and the second round in the postseason. Morant is only getting better, so the rest of the league better watch out. He could be a top-30 fantasy producer, assuming he can actually stay healthy next season.
Source: Adrian
Fri Jul 115:38Karl-Anthony Towns Signs Super-Max DealKarl-Anthony TownsCTimberwolvesBuchanalia
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed to a four-year, $224 million super-max extension. There is no surprise here, as Towns is a cornerstone piece on this roster. He'll continue to grow alongside Anthony Edwards and D'Angelo Russell. Those three could be a legitimate threat in the league soon. That being said, Towns is basically guaranteed to have first-round fantasy value, assuming he can stay healthy. The Timberwolves could still make some more moves and turn into legitimate contenders next season.
Source: Adrian
Fri Jul 115:20Malcolm Brogdon Headed To BostonMalcolm BrogdonSGBucksFree Agent
Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon has been traded to the Boston Celtics. In exchange, the Pacers will receive Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith, Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts, Juwan Morgan and a 2023 first-round pick. The expectation was that Brogdon was going to be traded at some point this offseason with the Pacers in rebuild mode. Now, the Celtics will have to decide whether Brogdon or Marcus Smart will come off the bench as the sixth man. Regardless, both players should be able to produce from a fantasy standpoint in either role. Brogdon does have a history of injuries, but the Celtics didn't give up much in this deal. This appears to be a win for Boston as long as Brogdon can actually stay somewhat healthy.
Source: Adrian
Fri Jul 113:51Kevin Huerter Traded To KingsKevin HuerterSGHawksDef Fresh Flow
Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter has been traded to the Sacramento Kings on Friday. The Hawks will receive Justin Holiday, Maurice Harkless, and a lottery-protected 2024 first round pick in exchange for Huerter. After playing his first four seasons in with the Hawks, Huerter will get a fresh start in Sacramento. Huerter is expected to compete with newly signed Malik Monk for the starting shooting guard spot. His fantasy value should see a boost in Sacramento, assuming he gets significant minutes. As for Atlanta, this move is more about adding depth as both Harkless and Holiday should contribute off the bench. Neither player is likely to hold reliable fantasy value.
Source: Adrian
Fri Jul 110:51Marvin Bagley III Re-Signs With PistonsMarvin BagleyPFKingsTeam Erik
The Detroit Pistons re-signed power forward/center Marvin Bagley III to a three-year deal worth $37.5 million. Bagley was traded to the Pistons from the Sacramento Kings prior to last year's trade deadline. Over 18 games with the Pistons, he averaged 14.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while shooting 55.5% from the field. He could wind up as the team's starting center this season, though he'll have some competition for playing time as the team has added some additional big men this offseason. They traded for rookie Jalen Duren, the 13th pick in this year's draft, and they also acquired center Nerlens Noel from the New York Knicks.
Source: Detroit Free
Fri Jul 110:14Jaren Jackson Jr. To Be Sidelined 4-6 MonthsJaren JacksonPFGrizzliesFree Agent
Memphis Grizzlies power forward/center Jaren Jackson Jr. (foot) underwent surgery to fix a stress fracture in his right foot this past week. He is expected to be sidelined for four-to-six months. If he can meet the front end of that estimate, he could be back at some point in November. However, if he winds up taking six months to return, we won't see him until around Christmas or later. Jackson was a stat-stuffer once again in 2021-22. The 22-year-old averaged 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.6 three-pointers per game last year. The team will likely rely upon Steven Adams, Brandon Clarke and Xavier Tillman Sr. to fill Jackson's void until he's back.
Source: Adrian
Thu Jun 3021:44Lonnie Walker IV Agrees To One-Year Deal With LakersLonnie WalkerSGSpursFree Agent
Free-agent guard Lonnie Walker IV is heading to the Lakers on a one-year deal that will pay him $6.5 million. The 23-year-old averaged 12.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists during his fourth year in San Antonio. However, he will now move on to L.A., where he'll get an opportunity to earn minutes. Still, he probably won't be a regular fantasy option, although he should have some decent showings throughout the 2022-23 campaign. His diminished shooting percentage from deep also won't do category managers any favors.
Source: Dave
Thu Jun 3021:26Amir Coffey Agrees To New Deal With ClippersAmir CoffeyPGClippersFree Agent
Free-agent guard Amir Coffey is returning to the Clippers on a three-year, $11 million deal. The 25-year-old averaged 9.0 points and 2.9 rebounds while shooting 37.8% from deep last season. Yet, his numbers throughout his 30 appearances as a starter were a little better. Coffey's versatility allows him to play multiple positions, so he should continue to be a reliable bench asset for L.A. in 2022-23. Still, he probably won't be a consistent fantasy option, so his services should be left for those in deeper formats or when he's allotted extra minutes.
Source: Adrian
Thu Jun 3020:34Nicolas Claxton Returning To BrooklynNic ClaxtonPFNetsFree Agent
Restricted free-agent forward/center Nicolas Claxton is returning to Brooklyn, agreeing to a two-year, $20 million contract. After Houston had expressed interest, the Nets will retain a player with a tremendous upside moving ahead. He finished the 2021-22 season by averaging 8.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks throughout 47 games, although he played a bit better during his 19 appearances in the starting lineup. Nevertheless, with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving potentially on their way out of Brooklyn, Claxton could see a noticeable bump in all fantasy categories this season. However, his free throw shooting needs to improve, and he also must figure out how to play through injuries, which have hindered his development over the years.
Source: Adrian
Thu Jun 3019:29Nikola Jokic Gets Super-Max DealNikola JokicCNuggetsIavaronis

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has unsurprisingly signed the super-max with the organization. The two-time MVP has agreed to five-year $254 million deal with the Nuggets. He has been an elite fantasy option over the last few seasons. There is no reason to believe Jokic will slow down anytime soon. He appears to be the obvious No. 1 pick in fantasy drafts heading into next season. The only downside is the concern of injury, but Jokic is well worth the risk.

Source: Shams
Thu Jun 3018:43Luguentz Dort To Remain With ThunderLuguentz DortNAThunderFree Agent
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Luguentz Dort won't be going anywhere this offseason. As expected, the young guard has agreed to a new deal with the organization. Dort agreed to a five-year $87.5 million extension. The 23-year-old has tremendous upside on defense and can be a legitimate asset to this young core. He has been improving as a scorer, which is great to see. Clearly, the Thunder don't want to see Dort leave anytime soon. Hopefully, he'll continue to improve and boost his fantasy value next season.
Source: Adrian
Thu Jun 3018:33Anfernee Simons Gets $100 Million ExtensionAnfernee SimonsSGTrailblazersFree Agent
Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons has agreed to a brand new deal with the organization. The young guard has agreed to a four-year $100 million deal. Simons averaged 17.3 points per game last season, but that was mainly because Damian Lillard was sidelined a majority of the year due to injury. It's unlikely that Simons is going to have the same success with Lillard healthy next season. That being said, Simons probably won't be anything more than a late round option on draft day.
Source: Adrian
Thu Jun 3018:27Devin Booker Agrees To Massive ExtensionDevin BookerPG/SGSunsFree Agent
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has agreed to a four-year, $214 million extension with the organization. Last season, Booker averaged career-highs of 26.8 points, 5.0 boards, 4.8 dimes and 1.1 steals. He is a proven superstar and is certainly worth snagging in the first or second round of fantasy drafts. This extension will keep Booker in Phoenix through the 2027-2028 season. However, his fantasy value could change if the Suns are able to lure in Kevin Durant. Regardless, Booker is going to be a stud for years to come and is well-deserving of this extension.
Source: Shams
Thu Jun 3015:21Kevin Durant Puts Phoenix, Miami On Wish ListKevin DurantSFWarriorsIavaronis
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant, who requested a trade from the Nets on Thursday, has listed the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat as two of the teams on his wish list, according to sources of ESPN. While those two teams could indeed be two of the frontrunners to land the superstar, the Nets will be looking to nab the best possible return for him, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. There will certainly be no shortage of suitors for Durant in the coming days and we should get a better idea of the leading candidates to land the 12-time All-Star soon.
Source: Adrian
Thu Jun 3015:14Royce O'Neale Headed To BrooklynRoyce O'NealeSFJazzSchellackers
The Utah Jazz have agreed to a trade that will send forward Royce O'Neale to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for the team's 2023 first-round pick. It's been an eventful day for the Nets front office. It was also reported on Thursday that Kevin Durant had requested a trade and that the Nets had made their entire roster available for trades. The Jazz appear to have come out as big winners in this deal, despite losing the veteran presence of O'Neale. With Durant headed out of Brooklyn, the Nets' 2023 first-rounder could wind up being a lottery pick, and a potentially high one as well.
Source: Adrian