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Fantasy Basketball Trade Value Chart: Week 8 (2019)

by Zachary Hanshew | @ZaktheMonster | Featured Writer
Dec 12, 2019

Devonte’ Graham has become an unexpected fantasy superstar over the last few weeks.

Hey guys, and thanks for joining me in the latest edition of the trade value chart. We’re a quarter of the way through the NBA season already, if you can believe it! It’s been a great couple of weeks if you’re a fan of quality play, as we witnessed Anthony Davis go off for 50 points, Nemanja Bjelica play hero ball for Sacramento, Hassan Whiteside log some monster minutes, and Jonas Valanciunas dominate opposing defenses. Unexpected fantasy studs cropped up over the last 14 days in Devonte’ Graham, Joe Harris, Jakob Poeltl, and Ben McLemore, showing that fantasy greatness is fleeting in the Association. Deandre Ayton and John Collins are nearing their returns from suspension, while Marvin Bagley III made his season debut last night. Jimmy Buckets has been doing work, leading a remarkably-cohesive Heat unit to huge success in South Beach, while Graham and the Hornets have provided plenty of fantasy-relevant players in 2019-20:

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.

The values listed below come in a handy table that places a direct numerical value on each player so you can make trades simply by comparing values and without having to dig through a bunch of numbers. For example, a simple one-for-one trade of Kemba Walker (40) for Bam Adebayo (40) is dead even. If you want to make a two-for-two deal, simply add the players’ values together. A package of Zach LaVine (30) and Devonte’ Graham (31) could be swapped for Giannis Antetokounmpo (50) and Brook Lopez (12) as the combined value of both packages is nearly identical.

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.

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 8 of the NBA season:

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Guard

Player Current Value Previous Value +/-
James Harden 50 50
Luka Doncic 49 49
Damian Lillard 47 47
Bradley Beal 44 43 +1
Trae Young 42 42
Kemba Walker 40 40
Donovan Mitchell 39 37 +2
D’Angelo Russell 38 36 +2
Jrue Holiday 37 37
Devin Booker 36 34 +2
Russell Westbrook 36 32 +4
Ben Simmons 33 32 +1
Malcolm Brogdon 32 30 +2
Devonte’ Graham 31 20 +11
Zach LaVine 30 24 +6
Andrew Wiggins 29 28 +1
Kyrie Irving 28 40 -12
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 27 28 -1
CJ McCollum 27 25 +2
Fred VanVleet 27 24 +3
DeMar DeRozan 26 26
Kyle Lowry 26 22 +4
Chris Paul 25 25
Buddy Hield 25 25
Ja Morant 24 22 +2
Terry Rozier 23 23
Spencer Dinwiddie 23 19 +4
Ricky Rubio 22 22
Lonzo Ball 22 24 -2
Jamal Murray 22 32 -10
Markelle Fultz

22 16 +6
Jeremy Lamb 20 16 +4
Lou Williams 19 19
Eric Bledsoe 18 14 +4
Mike Conley 17 23 -6
Luke Kennard 16 16
De’Aaron Fox 16 16
Evan Fournier 16 11 +5
Marcus Smart 15 22 -7
Dejounte Murray 15 19 -4
Dennis Schroder 14 12 +2
Danny Green 14 N/A N/A
Patrick Beverley 13 N/A N/A
Kendrick Nunn 12 10 +2
Joe Harris 12 8 +4
Duncan Robinson 10 N/A N/A
Ish Smith 10 N/A N/A
Ky Bowman 10 18 -8
RJ Barrett 10 17 -7
Monte Morris 6 N/A N/A
Tyler Herro 6 10 -4
Victor Oladipo 6 10 -4
Jordan Clarkson 6 10 -4
Coby White 6 8 -2
Dillon Brooks 6 7 -1

 
Change in locale has done wonders for Markelle Fultz, who should no longer be considered a “bust,” as he rises significantly in value this week. Orlando has played well this season — especially as of late — and Fultz is a quality fantasy play in any format. Ja Morant returned from injury to do things like this, and he should be treated as an elite point guard option as long as he’s on the court:

Mike Conley (hamstring) has missed four straight, though he’s expected back soon. D’Angelo Russell is back and playing well, raising his value while dropping Ky Bowman’s. Kyrie Irving (shoulder) has missed 13 in a row, and there’s no timetable for his return. His value drops while Spencer Dinwiddie’s value continues to ascend. He’s been an elite play over the last three weeks and deserves recognition for his high caliber of play. Isaiah Thomas is dealing with an injury of his own (surprise), and Ish Smith is a near must-play in his absence, boosting his trade value in Week 8. Kendrick Nunn gets a boost thanks to some great play over the last couple of weeks, and three-point specialist Duncan Robinson lands on the list as he continues to make it rain for Miami. Jamal Murray injured his back Tuesday, so his value dips until the severity of the injury is known, while Monte Morris should be acquired if you have the available roster spot.

Forward

Player  Current Value  Previous Value  +/-
Giannis Antetokounmpo 50 50
LeBron James 49 49
Anthony Davis 48 49 -1
Jimmy Butler 45 41 +4
Pascal Siakam 44 43 +1
Paul George 42 42
Kawhi Leonard 40 40
Domantas Sabonis 37 35 +2
Kristaps Porzingis 35 36 -1
LaMarcus Aldridge 35 35
Tobias Harris 33 33
Jonathan Isaac 32 33 -1
Jayson Tatum 30 30
Blake Griffin 30 30
Brandon Ingram 30 28 +2
Draymond Green 28 28
Bojan Bogdanovic 28 28
Jaren Jackson Jr. 28 27 +1
Jaylen Brown 26 26
Robert Covington 26 28 -2
Kevin Love 25 32 -7
Lauri Markkanen 25 24 +1
Larry Nance 23 23
Al Horford 23 22 +1
Kelly Oubre Jr. 23 20 +3
Marvin Bagley III 22 8 +14
Danilo Gallinari 20 18 +2
Aaron Gordon 20 15 +5
Khris Middleton 19 18 +1
Julius Randle 17 16 +1
John Collins 16 16
Davis Bertans 16 N/A N/A
Harrison Barnes 15 16 -1
PJ Washington 15 10 +5
Will Barton 14 15 -1
Taurean Prince 14 15 -1
TJ Warren 14 16 -2
Brandon Clarke 14 18 -4
Danuel House Jr. 14 13 +1
Rui Hachimura 14 12 +2
OG Anunoby 14 10 +4
Miles Bridges 14 10 +4
Eric Paschall 12 16 -4
Zion Williamson 12 14 -2
PJ Tucker 12 6 +6
Paul Millsap 12 14 -2
Nemanja Bjelica 12 N/A N/A
Marcus Morris 10 14 -4
Mikal Bridges 10 N/A N/A
Joe Ingles 10 7 +3
Jabari Parker 8 16 -8
Otto Porter Jr. 8 14 -6
Ben McLemore 7 N/A N/A
Kyle Kuzma 6 12 -6
Jae Crowder 5 7 -2

 
Davis Bertans has been stroking it as one of the NBA’s most elite long-range threats, while Rui Hachimura has taken on a bigger role in the absence of Thomas Bryant (foot). Marvin Bagley III made his return, so Nemanja Bjelica‘s recent heroics are soon to be a thing of the past.

Zion Williamson isn’t likely to be back until January, and the plan — according to GM David Griffin — is to hold him out of back-to-backs for the remainder of the season. John Collins will be back on Dec. 23 against Cleveland, and Jabari Parker’s value gets cut in half as he’ll immediately head back to the bench. Jimmy Butler has been playing out of his mind as of late, going for three triple-doubles in the last week. Domantas Sabonis has played like an All-Star all season, turning it up in December for averages of 18.0 points, 15.4 boards, and 4.2 dimes. Aaron Gordon has been balling out sans Nikola Vucevic, and it looks like he’s finally found his footing in 2019-20. Kevin Love (back) has been out of the lineup a lot, struggling to post meaningful stat lines when on the court, so his value slides this week. Danuel House Jr. is back in action, though fill-in Ben McLemore has been huge in his stead and has played well with House on the court. McLemore lands on the chart here, though he’s still an unpredictable option despite his scoring upside.

Center

Player  Current Value Previous Value +/-
Karl-Anthony Towns 50 50
Andre Drummond 48 47 +1
Joel Embiid 45 45
Nikola Jokic 41 45 -4
Bam Adebayo 40 38 +2
Clint Capela 37 35 +2
Montrezl Harrell 32 30 +2
Rudy Gobert 28 30 -2
Jonas Valanciunas 28 17 +11
Deandre Ayton 26 12 +14
Hassan Whiteside 25 21 +4
Nikola Vucevic 24 22 +2
Tristan Thompson 22 22
Mitchell Robinson 21 20 +1
Richaun Holmes 18 N/A N/A
Wendell Carter Jr. 17 17
Jarrett Allen 17 12 +5
Brook Lopez 16 13 +3
Myles Turner 14 15 -1
Nerlens Noel 13 N/A N/A
Thomas Bryant 12 21 -9
Willie Cauley-Stein 10 N/A N/A
Dwight Howard 8 10 -2
Bobby Portis 8 10 -2
DeAndre Jordan 6 6
Marc Gasol 6 6
Jahlil Okafor 5 10 -5
Jaxson Hayes 5 7 -2
Cody Zeller 5 5
Bismack Biyombo 5 N/A N/A

 
The top names here remain the same for another edition of the trade value chart, but there is some notable movement throughout the group of centers. Deandre Ayton makes his return from suspension on Dec. 17, and his value instantly vaults up as one of the best centers in fantasy basketball. It’s entirely possible his value rises again in two weeks, but a conservative number will be applied until we see him back in action. Jonas Valanciunas has been a one-man wrecking crew for Memphis, averaging 20.2 points, 12.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks over his last six outings. He’s rounded into a dependable option with plenty of upside, and his value is boosted as a result. Thomas Bryant (foot) is out for several weeks, while Myles Turner continues to underachieve.

Richaun Holmes has been a breath of fresh air in the Kings’ frontcourt, and the return of Marvin Bagley shouldn’t dull his luster too much. Bam Adebayo continues to play well-rounded basketball, while Clint Capela has become a nightly bet for 20 boards. Nikola Vucevic will be back by the end of the week, knocking the value of Khem Birch and Mo Bamba down to virtually nothing. Jarrett Allen has been big for Brooklyn, while Nerlens Noel has been solid off the Thunder bench. He could be in for a monster role if Steven Adams is traded.

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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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