News for All Players - 2022 8 Category, $200 Cap, 4G/4F/2C

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Thu Aug 1116:50Orlando Brings Simi Shittu AboardSimi ShittuPFMagicFree Agent
Forward Simi Shittu is reportedly joining the Orlando Magic organization ahead of the 2022-23 season, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Shittu played last season in the Israeli Basketball Super League, with his latest U.S. experience coming as a member of the Westchester Knicks of the G League from '20-21. In his time with the Knicks, he averaged 14.5 points and 10.1 boards per game, while shooting 55.6 percent overall in the high-octane, offensively minded G League. A former McDonald's All-American ('18), Shittu will likely factor into G League plans for most of the year, with his upside featuring some bench minutes for an Orlando team embracing its youth movement.
Source: Chris
Wed Aug 1017:11Atlanta Inks Trent Forrest To Two-Way ContractTrent ForrestSGHawksFree Agent
The Atlanta Hawks added to their backcourt depth by signing combo guard Trent Forrest to a two-way deal for the upcoming year. Forrest was an undrafted free agent who spent the past two seasons primarily coming off the bench for the Jazz, with whom he appeared in 90 games (six starts). He averaged just 3.1 PPG in that time, but shot 47.8 percent overall and made enough of an impression to join the Hawks. The 24-year-old is the latest new face in Atlanta, who has already brought Dejounte Murray and Aaron Holiday aboard to join Trae Young and Bogdan Bogdanovic in the backcourt. Forrest won't be a fantasy asset at the start of the year, although he could garner second-unit minutes if the opportunity presents itself.
Source: Atlanta
Wed Aug 1016:59Jose Alvarado Faces Crowded Pelicans BackcourtJose AlvaradoPGPelicansFree Agent
New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jose Alvarado became something of a breakout sensation during his rookie year, largely due in part to his tenacious defensive prowess and sly ability to pick-pocket unassuming ball-handlers. But with C.J. McCollum slated to become New Orleans' primary point guard next season and with Devonte' Graham a likely second-unit contributor, Alvarado could be facing a minutes squeeze. Will Guillory of The Athletic makes the case for the 24-year-old continuing to get run. An undrafted free agent out of Georgia Tech, Alvarado compiled 71 steals in just 54 games for the Pelicans. He can likely go undrafted in redraft formats, but he could become a trendy waiver-wire addition in category formats if his minutes stay steady during the winter months.
Source: Will
Wed Aug 1016:51Norman Powell Returns To Action In Drew LeagueNorman PowellSFClippersFree Agent
LA Clippers shooting guard Norman Powell (foot) hit a significant speed bump shortly after joining the team at last season's trade deadline when he broke his left foot. As Powell continues to ramp up to full speed, he suited up for the famed Drew League summer circuit, after which he indicated to Law Murray of The Athletic that he was feeling good and heading in the right direction. In 45 games with Portland and LA last year, Powell set a new career-high with 19 points per game while also shooting 41.6 percent from behind the arc. The Clippers' backcourt and offensive pecking order is set to take on a new focus in 2022-23, with Paul George and Kawhi Leonard both expected to carry the lion's share of scoring duties when healthy.
Source: Law
Wed Aug 1016:26Victor Oladipo Eyes Bounce-Back Performance In 2022-23Victor OladipoSGHeatFree Agent
Miami Heat point/shooting guard Victor Oladipo is back in South Beach on a two-year deal and is eyeing a return to form after injury-riddled campaigns. Oladipo spoke with Vince Carter on The VC Show and reiterated that while the injuries have clouded the perception of his talent, he believes he can reestablish himself as "one of the best players in the world." Oladipo was a two-time All-Star with Indiana, having led the league in steals per game (2.4) back in 2017-18. He has shown flashes of his electric scoring upside when healthy since then, but his role with the Heat makes him a difficult redraft option. When healthy, the 30-year-old's talent is undeniable, but Miami also boasts Kyle Lowry and Tyler Herro in the backcourt, alongside key contributors Gabe Vincent and Max Strus.
Source: NBA on
Tue Aug 923:00Spurs Officially Ink Gorgui Dieng To A ContractGorgui DiengCSpursFree Agent
Free-agent center Gorgui Dieng officially signed a one-year deal with the Spurs. The terms of the contract were not disclosed. The 32-year-old has averaged 7.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists since being drafted in 2013. Dieng may not see regular playing time this season. However, he has room to make some appearances in the starting lineup, giving him streaming appeal in all fantasy formats.
Source: San Antonio
Tue Aug 922:51Cavs, Collin Sexton Not Close On New Contract AgreementCollin SextonSGCavaliersFree Agent
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton remains committed to landing a new deal. The Cavs have reportedly offered a three-year, $40 million contract. However, Sexton's agent, Rich Paul, continues to seek more than $20 million annually for his client. The 23-year-old has averaged 20.0 points, 3.3 assists, and 3.0 rebounds while netting 37.8% of his attempts from deep throughout his career. Still, he hasn't played 82 games since his rookie season in 2018-19, most recently missing 71 games last season because of a torn meniscus. Although Sexton is a proven scorer, he doesn't offer much for category managers outside of that. He also needs to stay healthy moving ahead, or else his fantasy stock will continue to fall.
Source: Chris
Tue Aug 922:36Dillon Brooks Expected To Earn Extension OfferDillon BrooksSGGrizzliesFree Agent
Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks is expected to receive an extension offer from the team. The 26-year-old is coming off the best season of his career, averaging 18.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists. Brooks, who has one year left on his current deal, is eligible to sign a four-year contract and up to $61.3 million. It's unknown if he'll accept such an offer or test his luck in free agency next offseason. However, no matter where the veteran suits up beyond the 2022-23 campaign, his career 34.8% shooting from deep must improve before he moves up the rankings list in category formats. Brooks has also dealt with plenty of injuries throughout his career, including missing 50 games last season, primarily because of a broken left hand.
Source: Chris
Tue Aug 922:14Pelicans Could Offer Brandon Ingram In Trade PackageBrandon IngramSFPelicansFree Agent
New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram could be included in a "compelling package" to acquire Kevin Durant from Brooklyn, according to Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily Times. Although the Nets are remaining firm on its asking price for the multi-time All-Star, adding Ingram to the equation could be more than enough to make a deal happen. Unquestionably, the 24-year-old has played the best basketball of his career over his last three seasons in New Orleans. During that span, he's averaged 23.4 points, 5.6 boards, and 4.8 assists while shooting an acceptable 37.3% from deep. While Ingram is a capable fantasy producer, his inconsistency on the defensive end has been a minor hindrance for category managers. His inability to remain healthy also continues to be a problem.
Source: Kristian
Tue Aug 921:50Kevin Durant Training Camp Holdout A PossibilityKevin DurantPFNetsFree Agent
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant could consider a holdout during training camp if he's not traded by then, according to Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily Times. With governor Joseph Tsai openly supporting head coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks, it appears less likely the multi-time All-Star will want to suit up for the Nets this season. However, with Brooklyn remaining firm on its hefty asking price, many teams around the league aren't as willing to make a deal, especially considering Durant's advanced NBA age. While Durant has proven to be one of the most impactful fantasy options over the years, managers may want to stay away from him until this situation is resolved.
Source: Kristian
Mon Aug 813:51Myles Turner Is In Great ShapeMyles TurnerCPacersFree Agent
Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner is reportedly in great shape after missing nearly half of last season. It sounds like Turner has fully recovered from his left foot stress reaction. That being said, Turner is ready to play and says that his playing time is very important to him. He noted that he has come to terms with the trade rumors. The Pacers are currently in rebuilding mode, but it doesn't sound like the team is ready to move on from the 26-year-old center. Although, Isaiah Jackson and Jalen Smith would see a spike in fantasy value, assuming Turner does get moved at some point.
Mon Aug 813:28Knicks Unwilling To Trade Derrick RoseDerrick RosePGKnicksFree Agent
New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose is unlikely to get moved this offseason. The Knicks have been in trade discussions with the Utah Jazz. New York is reportedly attempting to get Donovan Mitchell, but have made it known that Rose is unavailable in trade talks. Rose is a long-time favorite of head coach Tom Thibodeau, so it's unlikely that the team moves Rose in any deals. The Knicks also want to keep some of their younger talent such as Quentin Grimes. Honestly, it's uncertain who the Knicks are willing to move, so fantasy managers shouldn't expect Mitchell to be in New York. However, Rose should be able to be a fantasy contributor with the Knicks, assuming he can stay healthy.
Source: Tony
Mon Aug 813:07Udoka Azubuike Likely To Have Increased RoleUdoka AzubuikeCJazzFree Agent
Utah Jazz center Udoka Azubuike could see a bigger role in the rotation heading into next season. The departure of Rudy Gobert has opened up significant minutes at the center spot in Utah. As of right now, rookie Walker Kessler is projected to be the starting big man. Although, Azubuike is basically the only backup on the roster right now. That means, he'll possibly see minutes in the 20s behind Kessler. The 22-year-old could make for an interesting late-round option in fantasy leagues, assuming he does get a bigger role next season.
Source: Tony
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 WoodCMavericksFree Agent
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 DoncicPGMavericksFree Agent
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 RobinsonSGHeatFree Agent
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 TatumPFCelticsFree Agent
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