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Fantasy Basketball Trade Value Chart: Week 12 (2020)

by Zachary Hanshew | @ZaktheMonster | Featured Writer
Jan 7, 2020

De’Aaron Fox has been knicked up since coming back, but he hasn’t missed a step.

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 John Collins (35) for Kemba Walker (35) is dead even, and a multi-player deal of Devonte’ Graham (31) and De’Aaron Fox (31) for Hassan Whiteside (39) and Al Horford (23)  is righteous as the combined value of both packages is 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 12 of the NBA season:

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Guard

Player Current Value Previous Value +/-
James Harden 50 50
Luka Doncic 47 43 4
Damian Lillard 45 47 -2
Trae Young 44 42 2
Bradley Beal 40 44 -4
Donovan Mitchell 39 39
Devin Booker 38 35 3
Russell Westbrook 37 36 1
Kemba Walker 35 39 -4
Jrue Holiday 35 36 -1
Ben Simmons 35 33 2
Kyle Lowry 33 32 1
Zach LaVine 32 32
Devonte’ Graham 31 30 1
De’Aaron Fox 31 28 3
Jamal Murray 31 27 4
Fred VanVleet 30 29 1
Andrew Wiggins 29 29
Chris Paul 29 26 3
CJ McCollum 28 27 1
Ja Morant 27 26 1
Spencer Dinwiddie 27 25 2
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 27 26 1
DeMar DeRozan 26 26
Ricky Rubio 26 24 2
D’Angelo Russell 25 35 -10
Terry Rozier 24 23 1
Buddy Hield 24 23 1
Josh Richardson 22 N/A N/A
Lou Williams 22 20 2
Jeremy Lamb 20 20
Malcolm Brogdon 20 32 -12
Dennis Schroder 19 16 3
Lonzo Ball 18 16 2
Marcus Smart 18 8 10
Patrick Beverley 17 17
Dejounte Murray

17 16 1
Tomas Satoransky 16 N/A N/A
Evan Fournier 16 16
Eric Bledsoe 16 13 3
Derrick Rose 15 N/A N/A
Mike Conley 14 14
Shabazz Napier 14 N/A N/A
Markelle Fultz 14 17 -3
JJ Redick 14 N/A N/A
Kyrie Irving 12 14 -2
Caris LeVert 12 N/A N/A
Danny Green 12 14 -2
Kendrick Nunn 12 12
Joe Harris 12 11 1
Donte DiVincenzo 10 N/A N/A
Aaron Holiday 10 N/A N/A
Terrence Ross 8 N/A N/A
RJ Barrett 8 10 -2
Langston Galloway 8 N/A N/A
Ish Smith 8 10 -2
Dillon Brooks 8 8
George Hill 8 N/A N/A
Tyler Herro 7 5 2
TJ McConnell 7 N/A N/A
Jalen Brunson 7 10 -3
Duncan Robinson 6 8 -2
Patrick McCaw 6 6
Victor Oladipo 6 6
Jordan Clarkson 6 6
Coby White 6 6

 
De’Aaron Fox has been knicked up since coming back, but he hasn’t missed a step. The athletic point guard has produced some quality numbers since stepping back on the court, and he should be a top-40 guy as long as he’s healthy. Luka Doncic has quickly returned to the fold and has transitioned seamlessly back to his elite ways after a brief layoff. Bradley Beal has missed five of six games over the last two weeks due to a lower leg injury, but he should return to action this week. His value obviously takes a minor hit, but he’s still a highly-priced trade asset.

Kyrie Irving (shoulder) hasn’t played since Nov. 14, and surgery still remains an option. He was a first-round value at the beginning of the season, but there’s no timetable for his return. Spencer Dinwiddie is playing like an All-Star and remains a solid value at point guard. Luke Kennard (knee) has been out since Dec. 21 and has no timetable for return. D’Angelo Russell (shoulder) has missed five in a row dating to last week, and his health remains a nagging concern for fantasy owners. Malcolm Brogdon (back) has appeared in just one game across the Pacers’ last seven contests, logging eight minutes before exiting with an injury. Aaron Holiday and TJ McConnell are viable options in 12-team leagues moving forward. Marcus Smart has turned it on as of late with Kemba Walker dealing with an illness. The names at the top of the list here shouldn’t be surprising.

Forward

Player  Current Value  Previous Value  +/-
Anthony Davis 50 48 2
Giannis Antetokounmpo 49 50 -1
LeBron James 49 49
Jimmy Butler 47 47
Domantas Sabonis 41 38 3
Kawhi Leonard 40 39 1
Paul George 37 43 -6
Kristaps Porzingis 36 40 -4
Brandon Ingram 36 33 3
LaMarcus Aldridge 35 35
John Collins 35 25 10
Tobias Harris 33 33
Jayson Tatum 33 32 1
Robert Covington 30 29 1
Kelly Oubre Jr. 30 27 3
Jaren Jackson Jr. 29 28 1
Jaylen Brown 28 29 -1
Pascal Siakam 26 34 -8
Kevin Love 26 26
Lauri Markkanen 25 25
Draymond Green 25 25
Khris Middleton 25 20 5
Bojan Bogdanovic 24 26 -2
Al Horford 23 23
Gordon Hayward 20 N/A N/A
Marvin Bagley III 20 25 -5
Danilo Gallinari 20 20
Aaron Gordon 20 20
Julius Randle 19 18 1
Brandon Clarke 19 18 1
Marcus Morris 16 14 2
Joe Ingles 16 14 2
Will Barton 16 14 2
Zion Williamson 15 8 7
Sekou Doumbouya 14 N/A N/A
PJ Washington 14 12 2
OG Anunoby 14 17 -3
Daniel Theis 14 N/A N/A
Kyle Kuzma 12 5 7
Nemanja Bjelica 12 10 2
TJ Warren 12 10 2
PJ Tucker 11 12 -1
Taurean Prince 11 10 1
Miles Bridges 10 14 -4
Harrison Barnes 10 13 -3
Ersan Ilyasova 10 N/A N/A
Cedi Osman 10 N/A N/A
Mikal Bridges 10 10
Royce O’Neale 10 N/A N/A
Paul Millsap 8 10 -2
Marvin Williams 8 10 -2
Davis Bertans 8 18 -10
Jabari Parker 8 8
Jae Crowder 7 5 2
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 7 10 -3
Danuel House Jr. 7 10 -3
Rui Hachimura 6 10 -4
Otto Porter Jr. 6 6
Ben McLemore 6 6

 
Both Blake Griffin (knee) and Jonathan Isaac (knee) have been removed from this chart, as Isaac won’t be back until mid-March at the earliest, while Griffin’s recent arthroscopic surgery leaves him a shut-down candidate. Kyle Kuzma has been turning it on recently, finally finding his rhythm as the season marches on. Giannis has been dealing with a back issue, and while still elite, he’s not a fantasy force quite like the new No. 1 in the forward values — Anthony Davis. Davis has been huge on both ends of the court this season, and you’ll need to really break the bank to poach him from a fellow league manager – good luck with that. The injury he sustained Tuesday shouldn’t detract from his value for now.

Marvin Bagley III (foot) has been dealing with yet another injury that’s kept him out of the lineup, so Nemanja Bjelica and Richaun Holmes get a boost here. Harry Giles has seen some more run as of late, and he’s worth a speculative add, though his value is next-to-nothing once Bagley III returns to action. Otto Porter is still out and targeting a return around All-Star Weekend, and he can be dropped most everywhere considering he’ll miss at least another month. Kevin Love has been dealing with injuries, rest, and his temper, as the writing seems to be on the wall for a departure from Cleveland. His value holds steady, as there’s no way to gauge his worth on another team without knowing which team it is. John Collins has played like a man possessed since returning from suspension, so he gets a significant bump in value here. He should be expected to return early-round value to fantasy owners from here on out. Paul George‘s recent play has earned him a drop in value, while Kristaps Porzingis’ injury has caused a similar downward movement.

Markieff Morris has no timetable to return from a foot injury, leaving Sekou Doumbouya as the Pistons’ starter at power forward. The talented and lanky 2019 lottery pick has averaged 12.3 points, 8.7 boards and 1.7 combined blocks/steals in his first three starts for Detroit, and it’s not outrageous to predict some serious value moving forward — I’m definitely bullish on him. Zion Williamson (knee)  seems poised to make his rookie debut between now and our Week 14 Trade Value Chart, so his value jumps here. The Pelicans will likely exercise caution with the No. 1 pick, so a minutes restriction seems almost certain. His talent warrants a much higher value, though opportunity when he returns, is unknown.

Center

Player  Current Value Previous Value +/-
Andre Drummond 48 48
Nikola Jokic 46 45 1
Karl-Anthony Towns 44 47 -3
Joel Embiid 45 45
Bam Adebayo 42 42
Hassan Whiteside 39 37 2
Clint Capela 34 34
Deandre Ayton 33 25  8
Montrezl Harrell 32 32
Nikola Vucevic 30 28 2
Rudy Gobert 30 30
Jonas Valanciunas 29 29
Richaun Holmes 24 14 10
Mitchell Robinson 22 20 2
Tristan Thompson 20 20
Brook Lopez 18 15 3
Jarrett Allen 17 17
Wendell Carter Jr. 17 16 1
Myles Turner 17 14 3
Thomas Bryant 13 10 3
DeAndre Jordan 11 8 3
Bobby Portis  10 10
Willie Cauley-Stein 10 12 -2
Nerlens Noel 8 11 -3
Cody Zeller 8 7 1

 
KAT loses his top spot here due to a lingering knee issue that’s cost him 11 games and counting. Gorgui Dieng has been a beast while filling in at center, and he’s a mid-round value for as long as Towns is out of action. Nikola Jokic has finally returned to his 2018-19 form, and he moves into second place among centers in this week’s chart. Joel Embiid, Andre Drummond and Bam Adebayo round out the top-five, and those elite options have remained atop the chart once again. Wendell Carter Jr. has been playing solid basketball as of late, Thomas Bryant (foot) is expected to return soon, Richaun Holmes is a top-flight option with Marvin Bagley III out of commission, and Tristan Thompson has seen a decline in his play over the last two weeks.

Deandre Ayton has been a complete stud since returning from suspension, and he’s on pace for career highs in both rebounds and blocks in his second season. He vaults up this list and should push for early-round value for the rest of the season. He’s one of the biggest movers this week and for good reason. Mitchell Robinson has finally started to make good on some of the preseason hype that surrounded him, though his minutes are still too unpredictable to anoint him as an elite center just yet.

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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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