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Bruno Caboclo agreed to terms with the Rockets on Saturday. Caboclo will look to make the Rockets 15-man roster this season but it's not a guarantee. RJ Hunter was waived in a corresponding move. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Caboclo is not on the fantasy radar.

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The Rockets waived G RJ Hunter on Saturday in order to make room for F Bruno Caboclo. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hunter was a first-round pick by the Celtics and played 36 games that season. Since then he's bounced around with the Bulls and Rockets so no fantasy implications here.

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Isaiah Taylor has agreed to a one-year deal with the Cavaliers on Thursday. Taylor played sparingly in Atlanta last season and will be a backup option behind George Hill this season. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Taylor isn't a fantasy option due to Hill and Jordan Clarkson being ahead of him on the depth chart.

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Carmelo Anthony verbally agreed to join the Rockets on a one-year deal. Anthony will be getting paid by the Thunder this season so he was looking to join a contender and start which Houston will be an option for at least a contender. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anthony and Mike D'Antoni didn't jell so well the first time around but he won't be the option in Houston with James Harden and Chris Paul. With Trevor Ariza in Pheonix, Anthony is in line for starting SF or PF this season. He's a late-round pick.

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The Cavaliers have acquired F Sam Dekker in a deal. Dekker was sent over to the Clippers in the Chris Paul deal two seasons ago. Dekker will be in line for minutes with LeBron James in L.A. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: David Nwaba signing with the Cavaliers doesn't help his case for fantasy value but it wasn't likely he provided much even without Nwaba in Cleveland. At this point, Nwaba has the edge but Dekker will see minutes.

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Greg Monroe agreed to a one-year $2.2 million deal with the Toronto Raptors. Monroe will be a solid backup option behind Jonas Valanciunas and Serge Ibaka this season. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Monroe isn't the fantasy option he once was when he was in Detroit but now he joins a team which will compete for an Eastern Conference Finals berth. Leave him off your re-draft radar.

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Shelvin Mack and the Memphis Grizzlies agreed to a one-year deal. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mack will be a backup option for Mike Conley in Memphis but is not a fantasy option. However, if Conley misses time which is certainly likely, Mack could be in line for DFS potential.

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The Pelicans and Jahil Okafor agreed to a two-year deal which is partially guaranteed with a team option for the second season. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Okafor signs on with a team in need of depth at the center position. The Pelicans currently have Emeka Okafor, Alexis Ajinca, and Julius Randle. Randle is, of course, the best bet of that group but Okafor could see some minutes but not enough for fantasy value.

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Zhaire Smith, the first round pick of the Sixers by way of the Suns, fractured his left foot at developmental camp in Las Vegas yesterday. The fracture is believed to be a Jones Fracture. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This is very unfortunate news for the rookie Guard. Zhaire Smith was looking to be an immediate impact player with his great athleticism. A Jones fracture is a tough recovery for basketball players, most notably Kevin Durant who struggled with foot issues for a while after. Smith is not a fantasy option as he could be sidelined for an extended period of time.

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Alex Len has officially agreed to terms with the Atlanta Hawks, after agreeing in principle back in the middle of July. Len agreed to a two-year $8.5 million deal to compete with Dewayne Dedmon at C. (Source: Hawks PR)

Fantasy Impact: Len could easily beat out Dedmon for the starting job in Atlanta but Dedmon is a better defender. With that said, Len is still the better option in fantasy and could be one of the better late-round fliers in this year's draft.

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Isaiah Canaan has re-signed with the Phoenix Suns after being waived earlier this year. Canaan was playing well last season before going down with a season-ending ankle injury. Canaan will be another backup PG behind Elie Okobo. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: With Okobo, Shaq Harrison, and Brandon Knight all in the fold, Canaan isn't an option to take re-draft leagues. If Knight is traded, Canaan could start the season as the starting PG until Okobo is ready.

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CJ Wilcox to sign with Indiana

Fri, Aug 3rd 12:33pm EDT
By Jon Keebler

According to Casey Holdahl, Trail Blazers beat writer, guard CJ Wilcox will sign a two-way contract with the Indiana Pacers. (Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The signing shouldn't have much fantasy relevance to owners in the coming year, but it is always worth keeping an eye on players that switch teams.


In early July, Free Agent guard Seth Curry reached a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers worth $5.75 Million over two years. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: If Curry can stay healthy he has the potential to be a needed scoring threat coming off the bench behind Damian Lillard. If he can solidify a role he will find himself fantasy relevant before the season ends.


CJ Williams has agreed to a two-way deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Williams was waived by the Clippers last week and will look to stick on the bench for Minnesota. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Even though Jamal Crawford remains unsigned, Williams is not likely to make a fantasy impact this season.

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The Spurs have waived G Brandon Paul on Tuesday. (Source: NewsSanAntonio)

Fantasy Impact: Paul wasn't a fantasy option and the team went out and signed Marco Belinelli and traded for DeMar DeRozen. Paul will look for a two-way deal this season.

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Back in May, rumors began to surface that Damian Lillard was upset with Portland and was open to being moved, possibly to the Los Angeles Lakers. Earlier this month Lillard put an end to those rumors, telling reporters "I'm not unhappy. I love where I am, I love this organization." He admitted some frustration with recent moves the team has made , including letting Ed Davis and Pat Connaughton walk. Yet it appears Lillard is committed to the city and the team where he is entering year three of his five-year contract worth over $120 Million. (Source: Oregonlive)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for Blazer fans and fantasy owners. As long as Lillard remains in Portland he is the number one option and leader of the franchise. There is no reason to doubt Damian will be in a Trail Blazer uniform next season, keeping him a top fantasy asset.

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Clint Capela and the Houston Rockets have agreed to terms on a five-year, $90 million contract. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The deal itself has no player or team options and seems to be an adequate deal for both sides. The 24-year-old defensive anchor of the Rockets is going to be an early round target after posting career-high averages in points (13.9), rebounds (10.8), FG% (65.2%), and blocks (1.9) last season.

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On July 6th, The Portland Trail Blazers re-signed Jusuf Nurkic to a four-year, $48 Million dollar contract. This will ensure the core of the Trail Blazer team, that finished third in the Western Conference, should remain together for another Playoff run in 2019. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: In 2018 Nurkic averaged 14.3 points and 9 rebounds per game on 50.5 percent shooting. We should expect his production to remain at that level next year, making him a top 20 Power Forward and 8th round pick in your fall drafts.

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On July 1st the Trail Blazers guaranteed Jake Layman's contract for the 2018-2019 season. (Source: Basketball Insiders )

Fantasy Impact: Layman has a long way to go before he is considered fantasy relevant. However, the Trail Blazers must see something in the former second-round pick as they guaranteed his contract for another year.

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Vince Carter has agreed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carter is purely a locker room veteran who will likely see some run behind Taurean Prince in his 21st season in the NBA.

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