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Fantasy Basketball Trade Advice: Kristaps Porzingis, Jalen Green, Austin Reaves, Spencer Dinwiddie

Fantasy Basketball Trade Advice: Kristaps Porzingis, Jalen Green, Austin Reaves, Spencer Dinwiddie

The first month of the 2023 campaign has been a treat. Surprise teams and players are everywhere and parity is wonderfully high. Here’s hoping that December is just as good and the In-Season Tournament remains as entertaining as it has been.

Week 5 trade advice, let’s go!

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Fantasy Basketball Trade Advice (Week 5)

Trade For

Kristaps Porzingis (BOS – PF, C)

It’s taken an impressively short amount of time for Porzingis to acclimate to a team full of stars. Through 14 games played, the big man averages 19.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.8 blocks per game as Boston’s third option.

We’re less than 20% of the way through the season, so Porzingis will only raise his production as the games go on. Because of his skill and versatility, Porzingis is a fantasy stud who just barely ranks third on his team in shot attempts per game. Rostering him is such a unique luxury and trading for him is much easier than other stars.

Players to Trade Him For Who Are Ranked Higher: Cade Cunningham, Paolo Banchero, Evan Mobley

Trade Away

Jalen Green (HOU – PG, SG)

Houston’s free-agent acquisitions have meant Jalen Green averages fewer minutes, points, assists, field goal attempts and three-point attempts than this past season. Looking at the bigger picture, the third-year guard’s ceiling seems awfully capped compared to the superstar potential many thought he had as a rookie. He’s made no sizable jump in production through 156 career games – unlike Alperen Sengun. Nor has Green added a new layer to his game that would make him any more valuable in fantasy.

Green’s name-value alone should be able to net you a consistent and more productive fantasy asset.

Players to Trade Him For Who Are Ranked Lower: Franz Wagner, Jalen Williams, Derrick White

Trade For

Austin Reaves (LAL – SF, SG)

Reaves’ season started off rocky, but in his past 10 games the Oklahoma product averages 14.8 points, six assists and 5.8 rebounds on 50.5/36.6/82.9 splits. Reaves doesn’t stuff any particular category of the box score, but it’s his broad skill set that makes him valuable in fantasy. Well-rounded production like this is often reserved for stars or borderline All Stars, albeit their scoring ceilings are much higher than Reaves’.

If this current version of Reaves is here to stay, he’ll be a worthy addition to any fantasy roster.

Players to Trade Him For Who Are Ranked Higher: Khris Middleton, Cameron Johnson, Andrew Wiggins

Trade Away

Spencer Dinwiddie (BKN – PG, SG)

Dinwiddie has strung together some solid performances lately. After scoring in double figures in back to back games just once all season, the guard recorded six such consecutive games and topped 26 points in two of them. His assist numbers during the past two weeks are strong, but he’s been inefficient on fairly high usage. Historically, Dinwiddie has been deployed best as a complimentary guard and bench player.

Selling high on Dinwiddie now would be wise as Cam Thomas is nearing his return and Ben Simmons has been cleared for “light workouts.”

Players to Trade Him For Who Are Ranked Lower: Tobias Harris, Jordan Clarkson, Derrick White

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