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Fantasy Basketball Trade Value Chart: Week 4 (2019)

by Zachary Hanshew | @ZaktheMonster | Featured Writer
Nov 14, 2019

It’s been two weeks since our last trade value chart, and it’s been quite an eventful 14 days. Stephen Curry broke his hand and is out until at least February. Gordon Hayward fractured his hand and is out at least six weeks, and John Collins got slapped with a 25-game suspension. Injuries have piled up across the board, and De’Aaron Fox (ankle) will be out at least three to four weeks. Myles Turner (ankle) has missed seven straight contests, while Mitchell Robinson hasn’t taken the court since Nov. 6 with a concussion. Kyle Lowry (thumb) is out at least two weeks, Jeremy Lamb (ankle) has missed four straight, and Otto Porter Jr. (foot) remains on the shelf for at least one more game.

With all of the injuries and suspensions we’ve witnessed less than a month into the NBA season, it could be more important than ever to make a trade. If you’re anything like me, you love to trade — it’s the best part of playing fantasy sports. Trading really allows you to dig in as the general manager of your imaginary squad and improve your team. In my friends and family points league, it seems like there’s a trade at least every other day (if not every single day), and I can’t see either of my brothers-in-law without talking trade and trying to strike a deal. The trade market is a funny thing, though. It’s fluid and constantly changing, week-by-week and sometimes, game-by-game.

That’s why every other week, I’m going to bring you a trade chart that breaks down the value of the top players in fantasy basketball by assigning them a number. That number can be used to make a comparison with other players to decide if you’re making a fair trade. A simple one-for-one trade of Karl-Anthony Towns (50) for Anthony Davis (50) is dead even. If you want to make a two-for-two deal, simply add the players’ values together. A blockbuster deal involving a package of D’Angelo Russell (42) and Andre Drummond (46) could be swapped for James Harden (47) and Pascal Siakam (42) as the value of both packages is very similar.

Obviously, this isn’t a one-size-fits-all list of trade values, as league size, available roster spots and team needs all come into play when evaluating a potential trade. If you can fill a roster spot that needs attention or improve in some weak categories, then making the deal makes sense, even if you feel like you’re overpaying. Disclaimer for this week’s edition: There will be some big risers and fallers here, as the first trade value chart was based on just a few games without many injuries or suspensions to take into account. Big movements are unlikely to occur at such a rapid rate as the season progresses, but early-season projections and values tend to be a bit more fluid. Bear with me!

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk trade! Here are the current trade values as we make our way through Week 4 of the NBA season:

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Guard

Player Current Value Previous Value +/-
James Harden 47 42 +5
Luka Doncic 47 45 +2
Damian Lillard 45 43 +2
Kyrie Irving 44 44
Trae Young 44 37 +7
D’Angelo Russell 42 22 +20
Russell Westbrook 40 40
Bradley Beal 40 40
Kemba Walker 40 31 +9
Donovan Mitchell 36 37 -1
Malcolm Brogdon 33 22 +11
Devin Booker 33 33
Ben Simmons 32 35 -3
Jrue Holiday 30 23 +7
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 28 23 +5
Andrew Wiggins 28 16 +12
DeMar DeRozan 27 27
Zach LaVine 26 30 -4
Jamal Murray 25 25
Ricky Rubio 24 16 +8
Chris Paul 24 22 +2
Fred VanVleet 24 20 +4
Buddy Hield 23 25 -2
CJ McCollum 23 25 -2
Mike Conley 23 20 +3
Terry Rozier 23 23
Kyle Lowry 22 28 -6
Marcus Smart 20 13 +7
Lonzo Ball 20 27 -7
Ja Morant 20 27 -7
Dejounte Murray 19 23 -4
Luke Kennard 17 10 +7
RJ Barrett 17 22 -5
De’Aaron Fox 16 30 -14
Eric Bledsoe 14 14
Dennis Schroder 14 17 -3
Spencer Dinwiddie 14 20 -6
Evan Fournier 14 N/A N/A
Kendrick Nunn 14 N/A N/A
Goran Dragic 12 16 -4
Tyler Herro 12 18 -6
Lou Williams 10 20 -10
Victor Oladipo 10 20 -10
Joe Harris 10 N/A N/A
Dillon Brooks 10 N/A N/A
Jordan Clarkson 10 N/A N/A
Jeremy Lamb 8 14 -6
Coby White 8 16 -8

D’Angelo Russell has risen rapidly over the last two weeks and jumps significantly in this edition of the trade value chart. With Stephen Curry out of action indefinitely, D’Lo returned from his brief absence to explode for a ridiculous 34.0 points, 8.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.8 steals, while knocking down 4.0 triples in his last four outings. Clearly, he’s an elite option moving forward, which is why his value jumps by 20 points here. James Harden has boosted his fantasy stock with some huge scoring nights, while Luka Doncic remains tied atop the group of guards thanks to his well-rounded play.

Rookie Ja Morant will be the most valuable fantasy rookie by season-end, thanks to his ability to contribute across the stat sheet. RJ Barrett is in the running with him for that honor, though he’s primarily a scorer, limiting his overall value. Malcolm Brogdon, Jrue Holiday, and Kemba Walker all get significant boosts thanks to great play over the last couple of weeks, while De’Aaron Fox and Kyle Lowry take a hit due to injuries. Evan Fournier, Kendrick Nunn, Jordan Clarkson and Dillon Brooks make their first appearances because of the value they carry for the rest of the season. Stephen Curry has been removed from this chart, because I don’t believe he’ll play again this season.

Forward

Player  Current Value  Previous Value  +/-
Anthony Davis 50 48 +2
Giannis Antetokounmpo 49 49
LeBron James 46 43 +3
Kawhi Leonard 42 43 -1
Kristaps Porzingis 42 44 -2
Pascal Siakam 42 43 -1
Jimmy Butler 40 40
Kevin Love 36 22 +14
Domantas Sabonis 34 24 +10
Draymond Green 32 26 +6
Blake Griffin 30 N/A N/A
LaMarcus Aldridge 30 26 +4
Jayson Tatum 32 22 +10
Brandon Ingram 28 31 -3
Jonathan Isaac 28 16 +12
Tobias Harris 28 28
Robert Covington 26 21 +5
Jaren Jackson Jr. 26 28 -2
Lauri Markkanen 24 31 -7
Jaylen Brown 24 20 +4
Al Horford 24 22 +2
Khris Middleton 22 18 +4
Kelly Oubre Jr. 22 22
Larry Nance 20 15 +5
Danilo Gallinari 18 22 -4
Will Barton 17 N/A N/A
Taurean Prince 17 N/A N/A
TJ Warren 17 7 +10
Jabari Parker 16 N/A N/A
Aaron Gordon 16 22 -6
Eric Paschall 16 N/A N/A
Bojan Bogdanovic 16 12 +4
John Collins 16 34 -18
Otto Porter Jr. 14 21 -7
Zion Williamson 14 30 -16
Julius Randle 13 25 -12
Miles Bridges 13 13
OG Anunoby 12 18 -6
Harrison Barnes 12 N/A N/A
Rui Hachimura 12 12
Marcus Morris 12 N/A N/A
Kyle Kuzma 12 12
Brandon Clarke 10 10
PJ Washington 10 14 -4
Bogdan Bogdanovic 9 N/A N/A
Paul Millsap 9 15 -5
Joe Ingles 9 7 +3
Jae Crowder 8 7 +1
PJ Tucker 8 N/A N/A
Danuel House Jr. 8 N/A N/A
Marvin Bagley III 8 22 -14

John Collins falls from grace here, as he was slapped with a 25-game suspension. Jabari Parker has balled out in his absence, accounting for his rise up the trade chart. Kawhi Leonard’s “load management” issue has already reared its ugly head, and the superstar takes a very small dip in value, with the thought that he’ll miss a dozen or more games the rest of the season. Zion Williamson continues to fall in value due to his extended absence and the need for fantasy players to roster players who will be on the court in the near future. Kevin Love has played like he’s back in Minnesota, and Domantas Sabonis has been on an absolute tear as the primary option in Indiana’s frontcourt. Jonathan Isaac has been a multi-category stud, and I underestimated his value in the first edition of the trade chart. All three of these guys rise significantly.

Blake Griffin makes his appearance after making his season debut earlier in the week, though he’ll likely have his playing time monitored closely — at least in the short-term. Otto Porter takes a hit thanks to a foot injury that’s forced him out of action. Julius Randle is playing in a crowded frontcourt, and Aaron Gordon has underwhelmed this season. Both players’ values decrease here. Jayson Tatum has played well of late, and with Gordon Hayward (hand) out a while, he should see his opportunities increase. TJ Warren’s recent scoring explosion moves his needle this week, as well.

Center

Player  Current Value Previous Value +/-
Karl-Anthony Towns 50 50
Andre Drummond 46 38 +8
Nikola Jokic 45 42 +3
Joel Embiid 44 46 -2
Bam Adebayo 38 33 +5
Nikola Vucevic 32 33 -1
Clint Capela 26 28 -2
Rudy Gobert 23 26 -3
Tristan Thompson 23 N/A N/A
Hassan Whiteside 23 20 +3
Thomas Bryant 22 28 -6
Montrezl Harrell 22 27 -5
Wendell Carter Jr. 20 27 -7
Jonas Valanciunas 17 20 -3
Brook Lopez 15 17 -2
Myles Turner 15 27 -12
Deandre Ayton 12 28 -16
Ivica Zubac 10 N/A N/A
Dwight Howard 10 10
Mitchell Robinson 10 26 -16
Aron Baynes 10 N/A N/A
Bobby Portis 8 18 -10
Jarrett Allen 8 14 -6
Marc Gasol 6 14 -8
Cody Zeller 6 N/A N/A
DeAndre Jordan 6 10 -4

The discrepancy among the “best” and the “rest” is most noticeable among centers. The top four players at the position haven’t changed, and there’s not much movement in value with this group. These are the most elite players by far, but they’ve separated significantly from the pack. Bam Adebayo rounds out the top five thanks to his continued excellence in most categories.

Myles Turner takes a hit, as he’s missed plenty of time with an ankle injury, and Mitchell Robinson’s on-court production has been far from elite, given his relatively low minutes and a crowded cast in New York’s frontcourt. Deandre Ayton remains suspended, but with so many injuries around the league, he doesn’t carry a lot of value as a trade target quite yet. Hassan Whiteside gets a boost thanks to the dearth of talent in the Blazers’ frontcourt around him. Tristan Thompson jumps in thanks to the best play of his career to start the season, and he looks like one of the best values at his position in fantasy.

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Zachary Hanshew is a featured writer at FantasyPros. For more from Zachary, check out his archive and follow him @zakthemonster.

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