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Brandon Knight suffers a torn left ACL and is likely to miss the entire 2017-2018 season, according to reports. This is a huge blow for the Suns already losing Knight and completely takes any trade value away from him as well. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: With Knight out, the Suns can continue to play young players like Tyler Ulis and Josh Jackson. Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe continue to start and see plenty of minutes.

Category: Injury Updates


Arron Afflalo has agreed to a one-year deal with the Orlando Magic on Tuesday. Afflalo returns to Orlando for the second time while his minutes could be limited behind Evan Fournier, Terrence Ross and Jonathan Simmons. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Afflalo isn't the same player he once was in Orlando back in 2013 and the team is deep at SF with Ross, Simmons and Mario Herzonja. Leave Afflalo off your roster.

Category: Transactions


Tyler Ennis has agreed to a two-year deal with the Lakers. Ennis spent last season splitting time with the Rockets and the Lakers after being traded at the deadline. Ennis will help mentor and backup young stud Lonzo Ball. (Source: Ramona Shelburne on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ennis isn't much of a fantasy asset at this point as he will backup Ball and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Leave him off your roster for this season.

Category: Transactions


Jalen Jones has agreed to a deal with the Pelicans on Tuesday. The team waived Quinn Cook and Axel Toupane in corresponding moves. (Source: Sportando)

Fantasy Impact: Jones is strictly depth for the Pelicans after the team decided not to re-sign Dante Cunningham and is seeking a trade partner for Quincy Pondexter. Jones remains off the fantasy radar.

Category: Transactions


Axel Toupane has been waived by the Pelicans along with Quinn Cook on Tuesday. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Toupane showed less promise than Cook did but both players will look elsewhere now with the Pelicans signing Darius Miller and Jalen Jones.

Category: Transactions


Quinn Cook has been waived by the Pelicans on Tuesday after the Pelicans signed Rajon Rondo and Darius Miller in recent days. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Cook was a bench filler and the Pelicans decided to sign Darius Miller and a few other players in corresponding moves. Cook could ball next overseas.

Category: Transactions


Allen Crabbe has been traded to the Nets in exchange for F Andrew Nicholson. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Crabbe slides over to the Nets who tried to sign him the previous offseason before the Blazers matched his deal. Crabbe is a potential starting two guard in Brooklyn and should be drafted late in re-draft leagues this season.

Category: Transactions


Andrew Nicholson has been traded to the Blazers in exchange for G Allen Crabbe. Nicholson is expected to be waived to clear more cap space for the team. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Crabbe benefits greatly with the move to the Nets who failed to sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and is looking at a potential starting job. Look at him late in drafts this season.

Category: Transactions


Darius Miller has agreed to a two-year deal with the Pelicans on Monday with a team option in year two. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Miller has spent time overseas after three seasons with the Pelicans. The Pelicans are always taking chances on overseas players like Miller and Jordan Crawford to fill out their bench. Miller isn't a lock for the 15-man roster.

Category: Transactions


Kyrie Irving is expected to be traded by the Cavaliers in the near future, according to reports. Derrick Rose signed a one-year deal today and Cavaliers management seems to think the relationship is beyond repair. Irving's wish list includes NY, MIA, SA, and MIN while BOS and PHX are reportedly interested. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Irving is a stud that can play without LeBron James so his fantasy value doesn't change, in fact, it'll improve in another location. Derrick Rose gets a boost with his new deal in Cleveland as well.


Derrick Rose agrees to a one-year $2.1 million deal to join the Cleveland Cavaliers. Rose is expected to fill-in for Kyrie Irving, who seems as good as gone from Cleveland. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rose gets a boost going to Cleveland as the team is in need of a point guard after the Kyrie Irving news. Irving seems as good as gone so Rose is worth a late-round pick.

Category: Transactions


Brian Roberts has agreed to a two-year deal to play with the Olympiakos in Greece next season. (Source: Sportando)

Fantasy Impact: Roberts spent last season with the Hornets after spending time with the Blazers, Hornets, and Pelicans before that. At this point, Roberts could be done in the NBA.

Category: Transactions


LeBron James will not waive his no-trade clause during next season despite the trade demands of Kyrie Irving. James seems committed to winning another championship in Cleveland, however, he will be a free agent next summer. James seems very likely to play out the season with the Cavaliers before moving on from them again next season. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: James' fantasy value will see a significant boost if Irving is traded. If Irving is traded, James along with Kevin Love and J.R. Smith see a boost immediately. Derrick Rose could be on his way to Cleveland as well.


Jimmer Fredette agrees to a one-year $1.8 million deal with the Shanghai Sharks in China. (Source: David Pick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fredette was hoping to make an NBA comeback but it wasn't in the cards this season. Fredette will continue to dominate the overseas ball with the chances of returning to the NBA more and more in the past.

Category: Transactions


The Hawks have claimed Nicolas Brussino off waivers on Saturday after the Mavericks failed to guarantee his contract. (Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brussino could see some minutes in Atlanta with the Hawks in a rebuilding mode. He's currently sitting behind Taurean Prince and DeAndre Bembry at the three.

Category: Transactions


Carmelo Anthony still prefers to be traded to the Houston Rockets. The more difficult part is will the Knicks accept a deal involving Ryan Anderson. It's almost a lock that at least three teams will be involved. (Source: NY Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: Anthony will take a hit in fantasy value with any trade out of New York. Anthony will be the third or fourth option in Houston but the high-tempo offense still makes Anthony a potential steal in the middle of drafts.

Category: Rumors


John Wall agrees to a four-year approximately $207 million extension with the Wizards. This deal includes a player option in year four plus a trade kicker. Wall, Porter, and Beal are here to stay in Washington for years to come. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Wall is a solid bet for a top-five finish again in assists while his scoring jumped up to a personal best 23.1 points per game. Also, Wall showed it in the playoffs as well averaging 20 plus points and 10 plus assists per game. He's a first round pick.

Category: Transactions


Pau Gasol has agreed to a three-year deal to return to the Spurs. Gasol could see a few more minutes this season with Dewayne Dedmon moving on but Rudy Gay could take a few minutes with Aldridge at the five. Gasol will see a similar role as last season as a role player. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gasol was one of the biggest fantasy busts last season so his stock is at its all-time low. Look for Gasol in late rounds of re-draft leagues especially if he can start at center.

Category: Transactions


Justin Hamilton has agreed to terms with the Beijing Shougang Ducks. Hamilton was traded to the Raptors for DeMarre Carroll but was waived shortly after. Hamilton could return in the future to the NBA. (Source: Justin Hamilton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hamilton showed promise backing up Brook Lopez in Brooklyn last season but the Nets added Andrew Nicholson, Quincy Acy and Trevor Booker.

Category: Transactions


Damien Wilkins has agreed to a one-year deal worth the veteran's minimum with the Pacers. Wilkins last played for the 76ers back in 2012-2013 so he's no lock for the 15 man roster. (Source: Mike Scotto on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Owners shouldn't consider Wilkins a fantasy option as the Pacers are moving in a different direction in the frontcourt with Darren Collison, Cory Joseph, Lance Stephenson, and Victor Oladipo.

Category: Transactions