Fantasy Basketball Trade Advice: Ayo Dosunmu, Ja Morant, Brandon Ingram (Week 16)
Each and every Wednesday, we provide some players that you should not only look to acquire via trade but also players you should look to trade away.
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Fantasy Basketball Trade Advice (Week 16)
Below are this week’s fantasy-basketball targets to trade for and trade away.
We received some more absolutely brutal news around the health of Lonzo Ball, as it doesn’t look like he’s going to be playing basketball anytime soon. I saw on Twitter someone compared it to Brandon Roy, and it seems like a fair comp. I just hope that it’s a different ending for Ball than it was for Roy.
With Ball unlikely to play at all for the Bulls this year, it allows more opportunity for Chicago to continue the development of Dosunmu.
The Bulls should blow things up. The two I feel confident in saying will remain with Chicago after the deadline are Dosunmu and third-year forward Patrick Williams.
Both players are guys I’d look to land in a trade, as they’ll have ample run to show Chicago what they can do as they continue to build for the future.
If you’re putting on League Pass, no one is more exciting to watch than Morant. If you look in my closet, you’ll find more Morant clothing than you will actual work clothes. So I’m sorry, Ja (and Tee) for putting you here.
Morant’s real-life presence and points-league value far exceed his nine-cat value. On the season, Morant is the No. 47 player in fantasy. His perceived value and popularity around the league make him seem more valuable for fantasy than he really is.
Target a Grizzlies fan or casual NBA fan (it’s me, hi!) and see if you can’t land a top-20 player for Morant.
Ingram is back for the Pelicans, which is a great boost for New Orleans since Zion Williamson is still injured. Since returning, BI hasn’t really been BI yet, as his scoring has failed to be at the levels we have come to expect from him. That’s frustrating if you roster him, but an exciting opening if you don’t.
Now is the time to try to trade for Ingram before he gets right. He’s capped around a top-40 level given his lack of defensive stats, but he’s someone I’d love to grab as a traditional buy-low, sell-high.
Everyone who waited on Leonard has been rewarded, as he’s been the guy we’ve been hoping to see. Even with his numbers, we know that the rest time will be there for Leonard, as he carries more risk than the typical superstar.
What Leonard managers have to hope for is that the Clippers continue to stay in the middle of the pack, forcing their hand to play him with less resting. I’d rather shop him now while he’s putting up the high-level numbers for someone we which we have fewer rest concerns.
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