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Sun Aug 720:04Kenyon Martin Jr. Being Monitored By TeamsKJ MartinPFRocketsFree Agent
Houston Rockets forward Kenyon Martin Jr. requested a trade back in June. While there haven't been any updates regarding a potential deal, Michael Scotto of HoopsHype reports several teams are monitoring the big man. The 21-year-old finished last season by averaging 8.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists across 79 games. Yet, he played considerably better as a starter, averaging 14.0 points and 8.5 boards (two appearances). If he remains with the Rockets, he'll likely remain buried behind Jabari Smith Jr., Alperen Sengun, and Tari Eason, among others, on the depth chart. However, if Martin gets a new home this season, his fantasy value could increase significantly.
Source: Michael
Sun Aug 719:52Christian Wood Putting In Offseason WorkChristian WoodCMavericksTeam 6
Dallas Mavericks forward/center Christian Wood is excited to be with his new team. It shows as the 26-year-old has been focused on his conditioning level throughout the offseason. "I'm tired," said Wood, speaking at the Mavs Academy youth basketball camp, "I've been in the gym and pushing myself to exhaustion this whole time I've been here." The big man was traded from the Rockets in June after inking a three-year, $41 million contract with Houston in November 2020. Wood has been a potent fantasy producer over the last few years, and he finished the 2021-22 campaign by averaging 17.9 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks while shooting an impressive 39.0% from behind the arc. Yet, his inability to remain healthy remains a concern for fantasy managers. However, if the UNLV alum can stay on the floor, he should continue to be a double-double threat. His efficient percentage from deep is an added bonus for category participants.
Sun Aug 719:37Tyler Herro Not A Lock To Stay In MiamiTyler HerroSGHeatFree Agent
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro isn't a lock to remain with the team moving ahead, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. With Miami still in the market to make an offseason move, the reigning Sixth Man of the Year would certainly sweeten any deal for a superstar. The 22-year-old is coming off the best season of his career, finishing the 2021-22 campaign by averaging 20.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists while netting 39.9% of his tries from downtown. His defensive acumen has been criticized heavily, and he's also missed plenty of time with injuries over the years. However, Herro is a proven producer on the offensive end and is capable of being a regular option for fantasy managers, regardless if he works his way into the starting rotation or continues to come off the bench.
Source: Ira
Sun Aug 719:23Luka Doncic Focused On Offseason RegimenLuka DoncicPGMavericksTeam 6
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic has been focused on his training regimen this offseason. Undoubtedly, the 23-year-old is among the most talented superstars in the NBA. However, his weight and conditioning levels have been scrutinized over the years. He's also battled numerous injuries and has yet to play an entire season since being drafted in 2018. Doncic finished the 2021-22 campaign by averaging 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, 8.7 assists, and 1.1 steals. His shooting from deep could use some work, and it would be nice if he stayed healthy for the majority of any given year. Still, despite Doncic's few downfalls, he has an excellent chance of finishing the season as the league's Most Valuable Player. He should also draw serious consideration to be the No. 1 option for managers during most fantasy drafts heading toward October.
Source: Jack
Sun Aug 719:09Duncan Robinson Could Be Included In Future DealsDuncan RobinsonSGHeatTeam 5
Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson could be shipped if the team manages to make a move ahead of the regular season, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. While trade rumblings have been quiet as of late, primarily after Miami appeared committed to landing Kevin Durant or Donovan Mitchell, Winderman points to Robinson's current contract as a pivotal piece to any potential deal if negotiations ramp up. Unquestionably, the Heat would love to move on from the 28-year-old and his hefty contract, especially after he regressed in all statistical categories in 2021-22. Nonetheless, although the former Michigan Wolverine isn't a lock to be a consistent contributor on the fantasy end this season if he remains in South Beach, his outlook may improve if he suits up for a new club.
Source: Ira
Sat Aug 623:49Rockets Not In A Rush To Trade Eric GordonEric GordonSGRocketsFree Agent
Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon could remain with the team for the foreseeable future, with NBA insider Michael Scotto reporting that "there's no urgency to trade him." The veteran is coming off a down year, finishing with averages of 13.4 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.0 boards. However, after shooting 32.9% from deep in 2020-21, he ended last year by netting 41.2% of his attempts from downtown, the second-best mark of his career. Nonetheless, Gordon still has enough fantasy value to keep him relevant. While he may not be a consistent starter for the club this season, he should receive his fair share minutes. Yet, the 33-year-old will need to stay healthy, which has been an issue throughout his time in the league.
Source: Ben
Sat Aug 623:36Jayson Tatum "Feels A Lot Better" After Postseason InjuryJayson TatumPFCelticsTeam 8
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (shoulder) reported he "feels a lot better" after injuring his right shoulder during the Eastern Conference Finals. The 24-year-old credits rest for his recovery, so it doesn't appear he'll have any issues entering training camp. Tatum is coming off his best year to date, compiling 26.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.0 steals across 76 games last season. Unquestionably, his name will be mentioned as an MVP favorite ahead of the 2022-23 campaign. Assuming Tatum remains healthy, he has top-five fantasy potential in all formats.
Source: Justin
Sat Aug 623:26Bulls Considering An Extension For Nikola VucevicNikola VucevicCBullsTeam 10
Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vucevic may receive an offer to remain with the team for a few more seasons. The veteran is entering the final year of his current deal. However, despite his obvious talent, he's coming off one of his worst seasons in recent memory, finishing 2021-22 by averaging 17.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.0 blocks. Vucevic has been considered one of the most skilled offensive big men in the league over the years, and he's seemingly always a double-double threat. Still, his defensive inefficiency could keep him off the floor unless he gets back on track, and his 31.4% shooting from deep last season was a detriment for category managers. Nevertheless, if Vucevic can turn things around and stay healthy in 2022-23, he has top-10 potential at the center position, even if he ends up surrendering minutes to Andre Drummond.
Source: Joe
Sat Aug 623:11Heat Targeting Gordon HaywardGordon HaywardSFHornetsTeam 6
Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward has received interest from the Heat, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Miami hasn't been successful in acquiring Kevin Durant or Donovan Mitchell, so the team is reportedly looking to bring in Hayward to bolster its roster. However, with the veteran owed more than $61 million over the next two seasons, making a deal for his services difficult. The 32-year-old regressed from a statistical standpoint last season, finishing with averages of 15.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.0 steals. While Hayward's shooting percentages from deep have stayed consistent during the last few seasons, he's had issues staying on the floor, most recently dealing with a foot injury. Wherever he ends up, he'll need to stay healthy for any fantasy manager to benefit from his presence on their roster.
Source: Ira
Sat Aug 613:12Cam Reddish Could Get TradedCam ReddishSFKnicksFree Agent
New York Knicks forward Cam Reddish has not experienced an easy journey in the NBA. He has struggled to find consistent playing time in both Atlanta and New York. It's uncertain if Reddish is currently in the Knicks plans for next season. The Los Angeles Lakers had interest in Reddish around the trade deadline. Possibly, the two sides can work out a deal this offseason. A change of scenery to a veteran team like the Lakers could be good for Reddish. The Lakers need younger player that they can develop. Also, the Knicks could save some cap space by trading away Reddish. Maybe, Reddish could carve out some fantasy value in Los Angeles, but fantasy managers will have to wait and see what happens.
Sat Aug 613:07Kevin Durant Might Stay In BrooklynKevin DurantPFNetsTeam 4
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant might end up being stuck with the organization despite his trade request. Ian Begley reported that no other organization wants to get involved and help out the Nets. It would take a ridiculous amount of assets to obtain Durant in a trade. That being said, there would likely need to be three or possibly four teams involved. As of right now, it doesn't sound like any organizations want to get involved in this mess. Durant might end up sticking with the Nets unless something changes soon. It's unclear if he'll suit up for Brooklyn or sit out until a trade happens. Fantasy managers will have to wait until closer to the season before more information is known.
Source: Ian
Sat Aug 613:01Tyrese Maxey Continues To ImpressTyrese MaxeyPG76ersFree Agent
Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey has made huge strides in his game since joining the league. Head coach Doc Rivers went as far as to say Maxey is the most impressive young player that he's had during his career coaching. Once James Harden joined the team, Maxey's game went to another level. The expectation is that Maxey will continue to succeed and get better. Last season, Maxey provided fifth-round value in 9-cat leagues. Honestly, it could be higher than that this upcoming season with a full year of Maxey and Harden together.
Source: NBC
Sat Aug 612:56Quentin Grimes Wants Expanded RoleQuentin GrimesSGKnicksFree Agent
New York Knicks guard Quentin Grimes recently said that he wants to have an expanded role on the team next season. He put together a fantastic performance during the Summer League. Grimes has been mainly playing off the ball, but is ready for more responsibility. The 22-year-old could very well compete for playing time with veteran Evan Fournier. Fantasy managers shouldn't be shocked if Grimes actually surpasses Fournier on the depth chart. Grimes has plenty of potential and should be someone worth keeping an eye on as draft season rolls around.
Source: New York
Fri Aug 513:19LeBron James, Lakers Involved In Extension DiscussionsLeBron JamesSFLakersTeam 3
The Los Angeles Lakers and star LeBron James had contract-extension talks Thursday, per Rich Paul, the CEO of Klutch Sports Group. The uniqueness of James' looming free agency is multifold; due to the NBA's collective bargaining agreement, the 18-time All-Star is capped to signing a two-year extension, but the looming possibility of his son, Bronny, entering the NBA may give him a desire to keep his options open. While the 2022-23 season was a flop for L.A., James looked resurgent, averaging 30.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game, all while shooting 52.4 percent overall. While injuries have slowed James during his Lakers tenure, his otherworldly talent continues to be on display.
Source: Dave
Fri Aug 513:12Thunder Ink Mike Muscala To New DealMike MuscalaCThunderFree Agent
Center Mike Muscala will be returning to the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 2022-23 season, the team announced Thursday. Muscala had his team option declined back in June, but the two sides were able to come to a new agreement. The 31-year-old will be entering his fourth season with the Thunder, having previously averaged 7.3 points and three rebounds per outing across 125 contests. Known for his sharpshooting ability from the frontcourt, Muscala has knocked down an average of 1.5 threes per game, all while shooting at a 39.2 percent clip from deep during his Oklahoma City tenure. Minutes will likely not be plentiful for the veteran, but he will be a name to eye if injuries slow the Thunder big men.
Source: Oklahoma City
Fri Aug 513:03D'Angelo Russell Embraces Rudy Gobert, Karl-Anthony Towns DuoRudy GobertCTimberwolvesTeam 6
Karl-Anthony TownsCTimberwolvesTeam 7
D'Angelo RussellPGTimberwolvesFree Agent
The Minnesota Timberwolves made a sizable splash this offseason when acquiring four-time All-NBA performer Rudy Gobert in a blockbuster deal with the Jazz, giving the team a formidable frontcourt alongside Karl-Anthony Towns. Point guard D'Angelo Russell sees the duo fitting well together, citing past experiences where both acclimated their play. After winning 46 games and making the postseason last year, Minnesota is seeking to go further in 2022-23, bolstered by its revamped group of talent. "It's exciting -- it's like the first day of school," Russell said in an interview with Dane Moore, who covers T-Wolves hoops.
Source: Dane
Fri Aug 512:48Jalen Brunson Drops 28 Points During Offseason TournamentJalen BrunsonPGKnicksTeam 4
New York Knicks point guard Jalen Brunson returned to his Philadelphia roots and dropped 28 points during the first night of the Rumph Classic on Thursday. While much of the Brunson discussion of late has been focused on a potential league investigation into whether tampering was involved prior to his acquisition, the 25-year-old is continuing to expand his offensive arsenal, as clips from the game showcase. Brunson is set to begin the 2022-23 year as the Knicks' unquestioned ballhandling option after inking a four-year, $104 million deal. After averaging 16.3 points and 4.8 assists in a breakout year for Dallas last season, the southpaw's role can only be expected to increase in Year 1 with New York.
Thu Aug 422:25Isaiah Livers Could Earn Starting GigIsaiah LiversPFPistonsFree Agent
Detroit Pistons forward Isaiah Livers appears to have a chance at earning a starting spot next season. As of right now, Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey, Saddiq Bey, and Isaiah Stewart are expected to be four of the starters. However, the final spot could very well come down to Livers and Marvin Bagley III. This could be an interesting positional battle, but Livers might have a slight edge. He played well in the Summer League and defends well for a player at his position. Regardless, Livers should get consistent playing time whether he's a starter or not. He could be someone worth thinking about in deep leagues.
Source: The
Thu Aug 422:17Will Barton Might Be A StarterWill BartonSGWizardsFree Agent
Washington Wizards forward Will Barton has the inside track to the starting gig, according to Josh Robbins of The Athletic. Barton was acquired by Washington alongside Monte Morris earlier this offseason. As of right now, Bradley Beal, Kyle Kuzma, and Kristaps Porzingis are penciled in as starters. Both Barton and Morris are expected to battle for starting spots next season. The biggest competition for Barton will be Deni Avdija. Honestly, Avdija might be a better fantasy option even if he does lose the positional battle. He has improved on offense and is an excellent defensive player. Barton might be a starter, but he'll be a shaky late-round option in fantasy leagues.
Source: Josh
Thu Aug 422:10Kyrie Irving In Good Place With NetsKyrie IrvingSGNetsTeam 5
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving is reportedly in a good place with the organization, according to Ian Begley. The Los Angeles Lakers appear to be the top designation for Irving. Outside of that, there doesn't seem to be much movement on the trade front for the All-Star guard. There is a chance that Irving remains with the organization and plays out his final season in Brooklyn. The Nets are still attempting to move superstar forward Kevin Durant. Irving would be asked to be the top option in Brooklyn, assuming the Nets do move Durant. Fantasy managers will have to wait and see what happens over the next few months.