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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.


Derrick Rose will make his decision between the Cavaliers, Lakers, Bulls or Bucks sometime next week. Rose could go to Cleveland if Kyrie Irving really goes get traded. However, the other teams already have young starting point guards in Lonzo Ball, Malcolm Brogdon, and Kris Dunn. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rose's best option at this point, in fantasy terms, would be to sign with Cleveland due to Kyrie Irving's demand for a trade. Rose could play some shooting guard as well this season so his value is late-round worthy.


Andre Drummond is drawing significant interest from the Phoenix Suns in a possible trade. A couple of items to note here: Drummond is owed over $23 million per season over the next three before a player option in the fourth season. Also, the Suns have Tyson Chandler and Alan Williams on the roster with Alex Len a restricted free agent. It would be a huge upgrade to the Suns rim protection to steal Drummond. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: Chandler would be a lock to be involved in this deal which could give him a fresh chance in Detroit. Drummond's fantasy numbers could go down while his free throw shooting remains an issue.


Through three games in the summer league, Goodwin is averaging 12.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists, while shooting 57.7 percent from the floor. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Nets are stocked in the backcourt with Jeremy Lin, D'Angelo Russell, Sean Kilpatrick and Spencer Dinwiddie. Moreover, Goodwin doesn't have salary protection for the 2017-18 season. However, if he keeps playing well, he has a good chance of making the Nets' roster.


John Henson could be traded in the coming days as the team looks to reach an agreement with G Derrick Rose. Henson is owed approximately $32 million still over the next three seasons so a suitor may be tough to find. At this time, Henson is now behind Thon Maker and Greg Monroe in the rotation. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Henson got a few starts last season before the team lost Jabari Parker and Thon Maker moved into the starting five with Giannis playing some four. Henson isn't a fantasy option in Milwaukee but a new location could help slightly.


The Pistons are discussing a potential trade that would send Reggie Jackson to the Pelicans in exchange for E'Twaun Moore and Alexis Ajinca. (Source: Mike Scotto on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This move makes sense for both teams as the Pelicans are looking to upgrade their guard play and the Pistons just want out of the Jackson era. Jordan Crawford and Ish Smith would be the biggest winners in this deal if it goes down.


With Gordon Hayward's $128 million deal in place, the Celtics are now looking to shed some salary to cut down to make room for Hayward. The team has already waived Tyler Zeller and renounced restricted rights to Kelly Olynyk. Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder, Avery Bradley, and/or Terry Rozier could be moved via trade. Jordan Mickey and Demetrius Jackson could be waived as well. (Source: Fred Katz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smart played well in place of Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley when injured. However, a move to another guard needy team could be a benefit for Smart owners. It's anyone's guess who will be moved at this point.


Kelly Olynyk has only been an unrestricted free agent for one day and is getting interest from the Kings, Pacers, Nets, and Jazz. (Source: Sam Amick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Olynyk is now available and a move out of Boston could do his fantasy owners well moving forward. The Kings, Nets and Jazz would all be solid landing spots for his fantasy outlook.


Dion Waiters will decide between the following teams of which to sign with: the Heat, Lakers or Knicks. Miami is considered the favorite but Waiters will likely decide in the next few days or sooner. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: All three teams are in need of playmakers and scoring options. In terms of fantasy, owners already know he can produce in Miami while the Knicks and Lakers have other pieces in place that could take some of his fantasy value at the moment.


Otto Porter is expected to get an offer from the Jazz in the upcoming days as the team looks to replace Gordon Hayward who is now a Celtic. Porter had a max offer from the Kings but that offer has been pulled as the team signing George Hill and Zach Randolph. Porter is also expected to get an offer from the Nets. Stay tuned. (Source: Tim McMahon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Porter would be an excellent addition to the Jazz as he can stretch the floor and is a plus defender. The Wizards can match any offer sheet so we will wait-and-see how this plays out.


Danilo Gallinari is expected to be a part of a three-team deal including the Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets, and Los Angeles Clippers. In this potential deal, Gallinari will be going to the Clippers in a sign-and-trade while Paul Millsap will go to the Denver Nuggets (as already reported) and the Hawks will receive Diamond Stone and Jamal Crawford. Gallinari is expected to sign a three-year deal worth $65 million. We should have another update within a day or so. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gallinari moving to the Clippers would be a solid addition for the team and pair Gallinari alongside Blake Griffin and fill a void. Paul Millsap is already headed to the Nuggets and is joining young star Nikola Jokic. For the Hawks, Diamond Stone could start in Atlanta with only Miles Plumlee and John Collins on the roster. Jamal Crawford has a chance to see significant minutes while Lou Williams will take his spot in L.A. as the Sixth Man.


The Suns are looking to move a few pieces mainly the over-priced contracts of Tyson Chandler and Brandon Knight via trade. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The more difficult part will be moving them to a team willing to take on their contracts. Chandler is no longer in the plans for the rebuilding Suns but Alan Willaims and Marquese Chriss will see more minutes.


Zach Randolph is seeing interest from multiple teams including the Kings, Clippers, and Thunder as well as his former team the Memphis Grizzlies. It's anyone's guess if he will return to Memphis or sign on with a contender. (Source: David Aldridge on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Randolph could be looking to sign on with another contender in the hopes of a starting job in Oklahoma City or join a young team like the Kings or Clippers. It's anybody's guess where he will end up.


Blake Griffin is getting interest from multiple teams but the Thunder are now calling to see if they can pair him with stud Russell Westbrook. The other teams so far interested are the Suns, Celtics, and Clippers. However, Griffin could be out until December due to the toe injury. (Source: Royce Young on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Griffin's fantasy stock should be pushing him back to the middle rounds due to the toe injury which could cost him at least five or six weeks in the start of the season. Regardless of team, Griffin will be a solid bet for 18 plus points per game which he has done in every season of his career so far.


This is some of the first news for Rudy Gay drawing interest from the Spurs. We're not sure if Gay or Andre Iguodala would be their top priority but suspect Iguodala as Gay is coming off an Achilles injury. Gay could be in the waiting game before signing a one-year prove it deal. (Source: Jabari Young on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gay could return to a solid fantasy player if he can stay healthy. With that said, his fantasy stock dropped significantly which could make him a surprise fantasy player if he can stay healthy.


Andre Iguodala is set to meet with the Spurs first in Los Angeles on Saturday. Iguodala is drawing interest from plenty of teams including the Wolves, Raptors, Clippers and his Warriors. This could be last chance to cash in big so maybe he won't return to the Warriors. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Iguodala would be a great addition for any rising or playoff team as he is a plus defender whose got a Finals MVP. He's a much better player in real life than fantasy.


Amir Johnson is drawing interest from multiple teams including the Raptors, Nets, and Bulls. Johnson could return to his former team or look to start on the Nets or Bulls. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson could be a solid replacement if Serge Ibaka does walk but in terms of fantasy, he's not much of a late-round pick. Johnson is likely to go undrafted again this season.


P.J. Tucker is drawing interest from multiple teams the night before the free agency period opens. The list of teams includes the Wolves, Clippers, Nuggets, Raptors, Kings, and 76ers. Expect him to sign pretty quickly once free agency starts. (Source: Dan Wolfson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tucker is a plus defender and a three-point marksman something teams are really going after. However, he's a solid daily play but his season-long value is a late round flier unless he's starting.


Jeff Teague is the favorite to take over for Ricky Rubio at point guard in Minnesota, according to sources. We've heard the Wolves were interested in Kyle Lowry, J.J. Redick and Teague among others. Teague would fit nicely alongside Butler, Wiggins and Towns. (Source: Sam Amick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Teague would be in for a huge fantasy boost next season playing alongside studs in Butler, Wiggins and Towns. Teague would be a solid bet for 10 plus assists next season.


Tony Snell is expected to re-sign with the Bucks this weekend in the amount of approximately $10-$12 million per season. The Bucks were the clear winner in the Snell-Carter-Williams deal with Snell starting 80 games and playing well. Expect another update once free agency opens. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Snell was a cheap DFS play for stacked lineups in need of a guard SF. With that said, Snell is a better real life player than fantasy player.