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

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Sat Sep 1122:05Bradley Beal Could Become A Trade Option Once AgainBradley BealSGWizardsFree Agent
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal currently remains off the trade market. Still, that could change at some point throughout the year, primarily with the nine-year veteran entering the final season of his current contract. Washington would certainly love to keep Beal on the roster moving ahead. Nonetheless, if signs point toward him walking away next Summer, the team may be more inclined to get something back while it still can, making a potential in-season trade to a club such as the Celtics a realistic possibility. The 28-year-old averaged a career-high 31.3 points in 2020 while also adding 4.7 boards, 4.4 assists, and 1.2 steals. His health has been rocky over the previous few seasons, and his shooting percentages from deep need to improve. However, Beal is expected to remain an effective fantasy producer, regardless of the uniform he is wearing.
Source: Gary
Sat Sep 1121:51Zach LaVine Could Be On Celtics RadarZach LaVineSGBullsFree Agent
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine has yet to agree on a contract extension with his current employer. However, with the 26-year-old entering the final year of his most recent deal, the Celtics are a possible favorite to acquire his services in a trade, especially if the Bulls are in danger of not getting anything back for him if he decides to walk. Still, it seems as if Chicago will do everything it takes to keep LaVine on the roster, mainly after bringing in Lonzo Ball, DeMar DeRozan, and Alex Caruso during the offseason. Nonetheless, regardless of where the former UCLA Bruin is playing, he is anticipated to be a prime fantasy producer. His health has been an issue, which is the only thing that has limited his fantasy ceiling over the years.
Source: Gary
Wed Sep 800:13Ben Simmons Recently Linked To CavaliersBen SimmonsPG76ersFree Agent
Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons remains estranged from his current team. After things took a downward spiral once the Sixers were eliminated during the postseason, recent reports indicate that Simmons is not interested in reporting to training camp. Although many teams have emerged as potential suitors to acquire the former LSU Tiger's services, he has recently been linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a possible deal involving Lauri Markkanen. It's no secret that the 25-year-old would prefer to suit up for a contender. However, regardless of where Simmons calls home during the 2021-22 campaign, he should remain classified as an elite fantasy option, though category managers will almost certainly take a hit in percentage categories.
Source: Adam
Wed Sep 800:00Kevin Love Could See Minimal Playing TimeKevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love continues to see his stock plummet entering the 2021-22 campaign. After the veteran recently indicated he wasn't interested in receiving a buyout, current rumblings now suggest that he may be relegated to around six minutes per game this season. That projection seems plausible, primarily with the team focused on the development of Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen, and Lauri Markkanen. Nonetheless, a lot of things can still transpire before the start of the new year, so fantasy managers should continue to monitor the situation moving ahead. One thing is for sure, Love's fantasy ceiling will remain lower than ever as long as he stays with his current club.
Source: Chris
Tue Sep 723:47Michael Porter Jr. Optimistic About ExtensionMichael PorterSFNuggetsFree Agent
Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. Remains optimistic that a contract extension will get done. Porter had his best statistical output as a professional last season, averaging 19.0 points and 7.3 assists while shooting a whopping 44.5 percent from deep. The 23-year-old will be entering the final year of his rookie contract if an agreement isn't reached before the start of the 2021-22 campaign. However, based on his play over the years, it would seem the franchise will do everything in its power to keep him in the Mile High City moving ahead. Nonetheless, Porter's fantasy outlook is higher than ever, and as long as he can remain healthy, he should be one of the most impactful fantasy options going.
Source: Mike
Tue Sep 723:24Keita Bates-Diop Remaining In San AntonioKeita Bates-DiopPFSpursFree Agent
San Antonio Spurs forward Keita Bates-Diop has agreed to a new two-year deal. The terms of the contract were undisclosed, but it was apparently enough to retain his services after the franchise extended a qualifying offer to him back in July. The 25-year-old former Ohio State Buckeye appeared in only 30 professional contests last season, averaging 2.6 minutes and 1.6 rebounds throughout 8.2 minutes. Nonetheless, he probably won't see much action during the 2021-22 campaign, so it's best if he were left off fantasy rosters altogether, regardless of format or league size.
Source: Adrian
Tue Sep 723:13T.J. Warren Remains Out IndefinitelyT.J. WarrenSFPacersFree Agent
Indiana Pacers guard T.J. Warren (foot) remains out indefinitely. The veteran continues to rehab after having surgery back in January to repair a stress fracture in his left foot. With Warren's recent efforts to make it back to the court not going so well, likely, he may not be back in the lineup for months, if not longer. Still, for managers in deeper formats, the 28-year-old certainly is worthy of a stash, primarily since he has picked it up on the scoring end over the years. However, his health is always in question, which is certainly something to think about moving ahead.
Source: Scott
Mon Sep 613:50Heat Pick Up Option On Tyler HerroTyler HerroSGHeatFree Agent
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro had his 2022-23 team option exercised. Herro's name was vaguely brought up during trade rumblings throughout the offseason after his numbers declined from his rookie averages. However, it appears that the team has the utmost confidence in his abilities, so he will remain in South Beach for at least a few more years. Herro will probably come off the bench during the 2021-22 season, although he will surely make some appearances as a starter.
Source: Barry
Mon Sep 613:41Jonathan Isaac Uncertain When He Will ReturnJonathan IsaacSFMagicFree Agent
Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac (knee) isn't sure if he will be ready to go when the season begins in October. The 23-year-old missed the entire 2020-21 campaign after tearing his ACL and meniscus in his left knee. Isaac has been a capable producer throughout the years, but his poor health has significantly lowered his ceiling. Still, he is worth a late-round stash in deeper formats, although he will have to fight for minutes against Franz Wagner, Moritz Wager, Chuma Okeke, Wendell Carter Jr., and Mo Bamba upon returning to the court.
Source: Chris
Mon Sep 613:34LaMarcus Aldridge Returning To BrooklynLaMarcus AldridgePFNetsFree Agent
Forward LaMarcus Aldridge agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal to return to Brooklyn. The multi-time All-Star was forced into retirement five months ago because of a heart condition. However, Aldridge has been deemed medically cleared, so he will rejoin a Nets team that is undoubtedly looking to make a run toward an NBA Championship. Still, his outlook isn't as bright from a fantasy perspective, primarily with his health in question and the logjam of talent at the position. Nonetheless, the 36-year-old will probably have a few impactful performances during the 2021-22 campaign, although not enough to make him a consistent fantasy option.
Source: Adrian
Mon Sep 613:06DeAndre Jordan Expected To Sign With LakersDeAndre JordanCLakersFree Agent
Free-agent center DeAndre Jordan recently finalized a contract buyout with the Pistons and, upon clearing waivers, is expected to ink a deal with the Lakers. The veteran underwhelmed from a statistical perspective during the 2020-21 campaign while with the Brooklyn Nets, averaging 7.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks throughout 57 games. However, he could see an uptick in production in Los Angeles, and he will likely see minutes as a member of the starting lineup this season. However, Jordan's health has been an issue over the years, and it's apparent his best days are behind him. Still, the upside is there for managers who select him later during fantasy drafts.
Source: Shams
Sun Aug 2914:07Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk Set To Join RaptorsSvi MykhailiukSGRaptorsFree Agent
Free-agent guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk agreed to a two-year deal with the Raptors on Saturday, with one of them being a player option. The 24-year-old began the 2020-21 season in Oklahoma City before heading to Detroit, where he averaged 6.9 points, 2.1 boards, and 1.6 assists throughout 36 games in the Motor City. He isn't expected to serve in a prominent role in Toronto this year. However, the sophomore will likely draw a start here or there, although he won't have consistent fantasy value moving ahead.
Source: Shams
Sun Aug 2914:01Kevin Love Not Interested In A BuyoutKevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love isn't interested in a buyout from his current employer. The veteran is owed $60 million over the next two seasons, and since he isn't expected to see a prominent role during the 2021-22 campaign, a mutual agreement to part ways was seen as the only sensible approach. Love dealt with a nagging calf injury last season and was relegated to only 25 games as a result. If he remains in Cleveland, his fantasy outlook will be lower than it's ever been. However, if he can land on a new team, it will likely increase.
Source: Adrian
Sat Aug 2820:43Derrick Jones Jr. Traded To The BullsDerrick JonesSFBullsFree Agent
The Bulls landed forward Derrick Jones Jr. from the Trail Blazers on Friday. The deal includes a sign-and-trade agreement involving restricted free agent Lauri Markkanen, who inked a four-year, $67 million contract and will head to Cleveland, in addition to Larry Nance Jr. taking his talents to Rip City. This will be Jones' fourth team since he entered the league in 2016. The 24-year-old averaged just 6.8 points and 3.5 rebounds last season, although those numbers could increase a bit if he gets a more prominent role in the lineup moving ahead. Still, Jones shouldn't be viewed as an everyday fantasy option, but he could likely be a popular streaming option at times during the 2021-22 campaign if someone from the starting unit goes down with an injury.
Source: Adrian
Sat Aug 2820:28Larry Nance Jr. Traded To PortlandLarry NancePFTrailblazersFree Agent
The Trail Blazers acquired Larry Nance Jr. from the Cavaliers. The deal also includes the Bulls and Lauri Markkanen, who will head to Cleveland, and Derrick Jones Jr. moving to Chicago. Nance has been an inconsistent fantasy option throughout the years but has made most of his noise on the fantasy end when getting a more prominent role in the lineup, recently averaging 10.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.8 steals while shooting 40 percent from deep throughout 27 starts last season. Nonetheless, his outlook is a bit cloudy heading into the 2021-22 campaign, although it is much brighter than it would have been if he remained in Cleveland.
Source: Adrian
Sat Aug 2820:02Thomas Bryant Progressing Nicely Toward ReturnThomas BryantCWizardsFree Agent
Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (knee) starting dunking a few weeks ago. This is a step in the right direction, and it comes after the big man tore his ACL early during the 2020-21 campaign. Before going down with the injury, Bryant was averaging 14.3 points and 6.1 rebounds throughout 27 minutes. While he isn't expected to return for at least a few more months, he is worth a stash in fantasy leagues of all formats. His presence on the court will also undoubtedly cause Montrezl Harrell's fantasy stock to decrease as well, although managers don't have to worry about that for a while.
Source: Fred
Thu Aug 2600:14Damian Lillard Has No Immediate Plans To LeaveDamian LillardPGTrailblazersFree Agent
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has no immediate plans on parting ways with the team. When asked about a potential departure from Rip City, the multi-time All-Star indicated that he isn't leaving before adding "not right now at least." The 31-year-old has been an elite fantasy option throughout his nine seasons of service in the league, most recently finishing the 2020-21 campaign by averaging 28.8 points, 7.5 assists, 4.2 boards, and shooting 39 percent from deep. Nonetheless, regardless of where he is playing when the regular season begins in October, he is expected to remain a top-10 fantasy option in all formats.
Source: Landon
Thu Aug 2600:06Will Barton Feeling GoodWill BartonSFNuggetsFree Agent
Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton (hamstring) is reportedly feeling good heading into the 2021-22 season, crediting his offseason fitness regimen. The veteran agreed to a $32 million deal a few weeks ago to keep him with the team for the next two years. When available, the 30-year-old veteran has been a relatively reliable fantasy option, most recently finishing the 2020 campaign by averaging 12.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and shooting 38 percent from deep. However, injuries have plagued the veteran, including a hamstring strain that relegated him to only 56 games during the regular season and three in the playoffs. Still, the 30-year-old should remain on the fantasy radar, although managers should anticipate some absences moving ahead.
Source: Mike
Mon Aug 2322:20Moritz Wagner Staying In OrlandoMoritz WagnerCMagicFree Agent
Free-agent forward/center Moritz Wagner has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Orlando Magic. Wagner will play alongside his brother, Franz Wagner, who was selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft. After bouncing between several clubs last season, including Washington and Boston, the 24-year-old averaged 11.0 points, 4.9 boards and shot 37.2 percent from deep throughout 11 games in Orlando. Although he shouldn't be considered an everyday fantasy option, he still has appeal in deeper leagues, regardless of format. His stock will rise even higher this season if he gets a run as a member of the starting lineup, which is possible over an 82-game grind.
Mon Aug 2321:59Jeremy Lamb On The Radar As A Trade TargetJeremy LambSGPacersFree Agent
Indiana Pacers guard Jeremy Lamb has drawn plenty of interest from several teams throughout the league. However, the favorites to acquire Lamb's services are the Lakers and Hornets, a franchise he is quite familiar with, having played four seasons between 2015-19. However, the 29-year-old has battled health issues throughout the years, tearing his ACL during the 2020 campaign while missing the final 18 games of last season with a knee injury. Nonetheless, the veteran's fantasy appeal is limited, although there could be times moving ahead where he gets an enhanced role somewhere, depending on where he is playing in October.
Source: Ben