News for Free Agent Players - 2022 9 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 1016:26Victor 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
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 719:37Tyler 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
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 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 613:01Tyrese 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 513:12Thunder 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
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
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 422:02Monte Morris Could Be Starting Point GuardMonte MorrisPGWizardsFree Agent
Washington Wizards guard Monte Morris could emerge in the starting five right away with his new team. Morris and Will Barton were traded to Washington as part of a trade with the Denver Nuggets earlier this offseason. The Wizards do have Delon Wright, but it sounds like Morris has the edge over Wright. Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. is familiar with Morris, so that could help him in his positional battle. It's also worth noting that Morris did start for the injured Jamal Murray last season. On paper, Morris does appear to have the higher long term upside.. The winner of this positional battle should be able to provide late-round value.
Source: The
Wed Aug 315:25Milwaukee Waives Rayjon TuckerRayjon TuckerSGBucksFree Agent
Shooting guard/small forward Rayjon Tucker saw his tenure with the Milwaukee Bucks come to an end Tuesday. Tucker appeared in two games off the bench with the Bucks last season and combined for 15 points; he also got minutes in three outings with the Nuggets, albeit in a more limited fashion. The 24-year-old from Little Rock went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft and has also appeared with Utah and Philadelphia during his career, although much of his professional time has come in the G League. Tucker will head to Australia for the upcoming '22-23 season, where he will play for Melbourne United.
Tue Aug 222:54Goran Dragic Officially Signs With ChicagoGoran DragicPGBullsFree Agent
Free-agent guard Goran Dragic officially signed a one-year, $2.9 million contract with Chicago on Tuesday, nearly a month after reaching an agreement to join the team. The veteran has been in the league since 2008 and last suited up for the Nets in 2021-22, averaging 7.3 points, 4.8 assists, 3.2 boards, and 1.0 steals throughout 16 appearances. The Bulls have plenty of depth in the backcourt, albeit young and unproven, to fill in for Lonzo Ball (knee), who may not be ready for training camp. However, considering Dragic's experience, he may earn plenty of minutes early in 2022-23, potentially even holding things down in the starting lineup until Ball is healthy enough to return.