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The 76ers are still looking to trade C Jahlil Okafor. The only problem is what can the 76ers get in exchange for him. Teams may only be offering a second-round pick which may not be enough for the 76ers. Richaun Holmes is the backup center for Embiid this season. (Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Holmes played well in Embiid's absence making Okafor expendable while Dario Saric could see more run this season even at center. Embiid is a stud and Saric is on the rise in re-draft leagues.

Category: Rumors

Markieff Morris will undergo sports hernia surgery and is out indefinitely. Morris should be considered questionable for opening night and is expected to miss all of training camp. Jason Smith would start in his place and Kelly Oubre will see more run. (Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Morris takes a slight hit in value with this news but is still a solid mid-range pick. Jason Smith and Marcin Gortat benefit the most while Otto Porter remains a top-40 option in re-draft leagues.

Category: Injury Updates

Carmelo Anthony is "cautiously optimistic" that the Knicks will be able to get a deal done by Monday with the Houston Rockets which would send the star forward to Houston while Ryan Anderson and Trevor Ariza would likely be moved in this deal. (Source: NY Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: At this point, it remains to be seen if Anthony will even be traded but fantasy owners prefer Melo to stay in NYC. Anthony would take a serious dip in value if dealt with the Rockets while Ariza and/or Ryan Anderson could see a boost.

Category: Rumors

Dante Cunningham had a solid group of offers including the Wolves and Bucks but he chooses to re-sign with the Pelicans. Terms are for one-year and $2.3 million as Cunningham should start at SF on opening night with Solomon Hill out. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cunningham chooses arguably the best fantasy option for himself in NOLA as the Wolves are stacked at SF with Jimmy Butler and Andrew Wiggins and the Bucks have the "Greek Freak" and Khris Middleton. Cunningham is an almost lock for 20 plus minutes to start the season but is a tough sell as a fantasy option. (Maybe DFS)

Category: Transactions

The Heat have exercised their team option on Justice Winslow for next season. Winslow will make $3.5 million next season and is going to start again at SF this season. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Winslow just needs to stay healthy for fantasy owners this season as he was a solid option last season. Winslow played only 18 games last season so if he misses time Dion Waiters and Rodney McGruder will benefit.

Category: Transactions

Andrew Bogut has agreed to a one-year veteran's minimum deal with the Lakers. Bogut will backup Brook Lopez while mentoring young center Ivica Zubac. It's a solid add for the Lakers who could also deal Bogut at the deadline for more picks. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bogut isn't the fantasy center he once was but he's a valuable piece to the Lakers success this season. The Lakers seem all in this season with Brook Lopez, Lonzo Ball and Kentavious Caldwell Pope leading the charge.

Category: Transactions

Ivan Rabb agrees to a three-year deal with the Grizzlies. The rookie out of Cal U will be backing up Jarrell Martin and JaMychal Green. There are a few more minutes left with Zach Randolph now in Sacramento. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Rabb isn't likely to make any fantasy impact unless Green doesn't return to the team or misses time with injury. He's off the re-draft radar but could be a late Dynasty stash.

Category: Transactions

Andrew Wiggins will sign his five-year extension worth $148 million deal on Saturday as camp begins. Wiggins will be ready to go alongside Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague, and Karl-Anthony Towns. (Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wiggins re-joins a now star-studded team with the addition of Teague and Butler but he remains an early-round pick in re-draft leagues. Expect him to take a slight dip in points but he's still a stud.

Category: Transactions

Brandon Rush has agreed to terms with the Bucks on Monday. Rush spent last season with the Wolves and could see more minutes in Milwaukee behind Khris Middleton and Tony Snell. (Source: Priority Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Rush provides solid depth for the Bucks but not much in terms of fantasy value. Even with Jabari Parker out to start the season, Rush remains off the fantasy map.

Category: Transactions

Mason Plumlee has agreed to a three-year $41 million deal to remain with the Nuggets. Plumlee returns as the backup center to Nikola Jokic while Kenneth Faried fights for minutes. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Plumlee is worth a look as a stash for Jokic owners just in case anything happens to the young star center. We have seen Plumlee post double-doubles in the past for the Blazers so it makes sense to stash him as a Jokic owner.

Category: Transactions

Dirk Nowitzki is coming back to the Mavericks for his 20th NBA season. If he stays healthy and plays a full season, Nowitzki may return for a 21st NBA season. He has a $5 million team option for next season. (Source: SportsDay)

Fantasy Impact: Nowitzki is going to start alongside Harrison Barnes and Nerlens Noel. Nowitzki should see about 25 minutes per game making him a late-round fantasy pick in re-draft leagues.

Martell Webster has agreed to join the Pelicans on a training camp deal. Webster last played for the Wizards back in 2014 but the Pelicans have a major hole at SF with Solomon Hill out and Dante Cunningham still not re-signed. Webster will be competing for one of the final roster spots. (Source: Brett Martel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Webster isn't likely to make a fantasy wave this season after missing the last few seasons in the NBA. At this time, Darius Miller will start at SF with Tony Allen seeing more minutes.

Category: Transactions

Alec Peters has agreed to terms with the Suns. Peters was the No. 54 overall pick in this past draft but could spend more time in the G-League than in the NBA. (Source: Real GM)

Fantasy Impact: With Jared Dudley out with injury, Peters is behind Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender on the depth chart. Peters is a potential sneaky Dynasty stash for the time being.

Category: Transactions

Darius Miller could be the starting SF on opening night with Solomon Hill out with a hamstring injury. The Pelicans just added Tony Allen but could elect for him to come off the bench. The Pelicans also traded Quincy Pondexter to the Bulls leaving a huge hole at SF for the Pelicans. (Source: New Orleans Times)

Fantasy Impact: If the Pelicans are unable to re-sign Dante Cunningham or add another wing, Miller could be a late-round flier in the beginning of the season. Hill is the better stash but his timetable to return makes him tough to stash.

Jason Terry has agreed to re-sign with the Bucks on a one-year deal on Friday. Terry is 40 years old now but provides a veteran presence the Bucks need. If Gary Payton II takes the next step, Terry may be limited in minutes this season. (Source: Gery Woelfel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Terry isn't a fantasy option anymore but in Milwaukee Malcolm Brogdon and Khris Middleton should be on your radar after Giannis Antetokounmpo goes in top-three in re-draft leagues.

Category: Transactions

Bogdan Bogdanovic scores 24 points with four assists and three rebounds in the win over Russia to advance Serbia to the FIBA EuroBasket finals.

Fantasy Impact: There is no denying that this kid can play, but will his game translate to the NBA and will he be as dominate? Only time will tell. He's worth drafting in fantasy drafts this year.

Category: Game Recaps

Anthony Morrow has agreed to terms with the Blazers on Friday, which is reported to be a one-year non-guaranteed deal. Morrow spent last season as a limited player in Oklahoma City and Chicago but with Allen Crabbe in Brooklyn, he could see a few minutes. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Morrow should be left off fantasy rosters this season as Moe Harkless looks to take the next step with Crabbe in Brooklyn. Crabbe is the sneaky re-draft player to keep an eye on.

Category: Transactions

Garrett Temple is expected to start at SG this season for the Kings. This is surprising as that means he could start over Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic. Temple could also see minutes at SF. (Source: CSN Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: Temple is a risky fantasy option due to his lengthy injury history. Bogdan Bogdanovic is high on my radar as a late-round flier along with Justin Jackson.

Jarrett Jack is finalizing a deal with the Knicks, according to reports. Rookie Frank Ntilikina will be brought along slowly so Jack and Ramon Sessions could split time backing him up. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Jack is far from fantasy viable but Frank Ntilikina could be worth a look late in drafts. He's a solid Dynasty add moving forward. Jack can also play shooting guard helping his minutes.

Category: Transactions

Seth Curry is expected to come off the bench to start the season as Harrison Barnes will start at SF and Wes Matthews at SG. Dirk Nowitzki, Nerlens Noel and rookie Dennis Smith will round of the starting five. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Curry is still the first off the bench for the Mavericks making him a solid late-round draft pick in re-draft leagues. Barnes is the player to own in Dallas this season.