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Chasson Randle has been waived by the Knicks after the Carmelo Anthony deal. The Knicks signed Jarrett Jack and Tim Hardway leaving little minutes left. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Randle will look to pick up another deal somewhere else but he could be waiting. Tim Hardaway is the guard to own in New York.

Category: Transactions


Doug McDermott has been traded to the Knicks in exchange for Carmelo Anthony. McDermott is joined by Enes Kanter while the Thunder also include a 2018 second-round pick from the Bulls. McDermott could slide into the starting SF role in New York with Lance Thomas also seeing more minutes. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McDermott has a chance to provide late-round value here and could be the big winner of this deal in fantasy land. Carmelo joins Russell Westbrook and Paul George making him the third option on the solid team. McDermott should be an option late in re-draft leagues.

Category: Transactions


Enes Kanter has been traded to the Knicks along with Doug McDermott and a draft pick in exchange for Carmelo Anthony. Kanter will backup Willy Hernangomez while pushing the overpaid Joakim Noah down the bench. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kanter is likely to see his usual 20 minutes in New York playing a mix of four and five. He probably doesn't benefit much from this deal as Doug McDermott benefits more.

Category: Transactions


Carmelo Anthony will be traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, and a 2018 second-round draft pick according to league sources. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's been an entire offseason of uncertainty with Carmelo and the Knicks and it will now finally come to an end. At 33 years old, Anthony is no longer the same player he once was, but he'll be the final piece to an All-Star trio made up of Russell Westbrook and the also newly acquired Paul George. All three players have been their team's primary scorers in the past so it'll be interesting to see how they will gel. A dip in scoring would not be a surprise.

Category: Transactions


Kris Humphries has agreed to terms with the 76ers on a non-guaranteed deal. Humphries will provide a veteran leader behind these young bigs in Joel Embiid, Dario Saric and Richaun Holmes. (Source: Yahoo Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Humphries isn't expected to see many minutes but could pick up a few more if Jahlil Okafor is traded and/or Joel Embiid misses any time. Leave him off your fantasy roster.

Category: Transactions


Noah Vonleh suffered a right shoulder strain ending his training camp and also will miss the first two weeks of the regular season. Meyers Leonard and Ed Davis will see more minutes to start the season. (Source: CSN NW)

Fantasy Impact: Vonleh was starting last season but lost minutes to Jusuf Nurkic once he was acquired. Ed Davis and Meyers Leonard will see more minutes with Evan Turner benefiting the most.

Category: Injury Updates


Bronson Koenig has been waived by the Bucks. Koenig will look to sign on with another team and likely play in the G-League this season. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Koenig is off the fantasy radar as teams look to begin to cut down rosters for training camp. Gerald Green was also signed instead.

Category: Transactions


Morris will not get the opportunity to open the season with the Wizards and it's possible he could miss 15 games or more.

Fantasy Impact: Morris will take a hit on draft day in leagues that do not offer IR spots, but it would make complete sense to stash him regardless. Jason Smith and Kelly Oubre should fill the void in his absence.


Green signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Green will be competing for a roster spot, leaving little hope this will result in much fantasy value even if he makes the final 15.

Category: Transactions


Troy Daniels traded to Phoenix

Fri, Sep 22nd 8:47pm EDT
By Steve Krebs

MEM

Daniels will be heading to Phoenix for a top-55 protected pick. This deal also includes a second round pick for Memphis.

Fantasy Impact: Daniels is going to a situation where playing time will be rare unless injuries can get him in the rotation.

Category: Transactions


Noah has been medically cleared to play after having surgery in late April to repair a rotator cuff injury in his right shoulder.

Fantasy Impact: Noah will once again be a very high injury risk who has slight value in the deepest of leagues.


The former first pick in the 2013 draft has signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Phoenix Suns.

Fantasy Impact: It does not seem like Bennett will be anything more than a player who is competing not to start the season in the G-League.

Category: Transactions


Chris Johnson has agreed to a deal with the Rockets on Thursday. Johnson was waived by the Jazz at final cuts last season so he's no lock to make the 15-man roster. (Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson isn't a fantasy option even if the team deals Trevor Ariza and Ryan Anderson. No fantasy implications here.

Category: Transactions


Aaron Brooks will join the Wolves camp looking for a backup role behind Jeff Teague. Tyus Jones could use some veteran help and Brooks played for Coach Thibs before. (Source: Jerry Zgoda on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brooks could make the team and be an option off the bench for the Wolves. He's unlikely to make a fantasy impact with Teague and Jones there.

Category: Transactions


Kenrick Perkins will join the Cavaliers camp as the team looks to fill the backup center role. The Cavaliers already have Walter Tavares and Ante Zizic but both are projects. (Source: Joe Vardon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Perkins is one of the camp bodies who could actually make the team and see a few minutes as a backup to Tristan Thompson. However, he's off the fantasy radar.

Category: Transactions


Kendall Marshall will join the Bucks camp looking for a shot to sign on with the team as a backup point guard. Marshall could be in line for third-string duties if signed. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Malcolm Brogdon is the point guard to own in Milwaukee while Matthew Dellevedova is a solid backup who can defend as a 3-and-D player.

Category: Transactions


The expected starting five in Philadelphia are Markelle Furtz, JJ Redick, Robert Covington, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. This means that both TJ McConnell and Dario Saric will come off the bench. (Source: Derek Bodner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Covington provided solid late-round value this past season and has a solid chance of doing the same this season. Saric is still the preferred own over him but he's still valuable.


Alex Len is expected to re-sign with the Suns while accepting his qualifying offer of $4.2 million for this season. Len received no interest on the free agent market and returns with Tyson Chandler and Alan Williams fighting for minutes. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Len will look to take his game to the next level in order to get big money on the free agent market next season. Alan Williams and Marquese Chriss are the bigs to own in Phoenix.

Category: Transactions


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


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