Fantasy Basketball News


Dwayne Wade is interested in signing with the Cavaliers, Heat or Lakers after his buyout from the Bulls. Wade could be stuck in Chicago until after the trade deadline unless a team is willing to trade a draft pick for the veteran. Zach LaVine will start at SG this season. (Source: Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact: LaVine is the Bulls two-guard to own while Kris Dunn is the premier option for fantasy owners in Chicago. Wade is maybe a late-round flier at best.

According to his agent David Falk, the 25 year old forwards is "exploring the opportunity" of signing with the Brooklyn Nets. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Sullinger only played 11 games with the Toronto Raptors before being traded to and waived by the Phoenix Suns. He had some productive seasons with the Boston Celtics, and could carve a decent role with the rebuilding Nets. For his career, he has 10.8 points and 7.5 rebounds.

Iman Shumpert remains on the trade block as the team looks to move a few pieces to trim the roster down to 15 players. It's currently at 17 after the Isaiah Thomas trade and the team acquired Jae Crowder while signing Derrick Rose this offseason. Shumpert could be moved to a contender in need of a solid wing. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Shumpert doesn't provide enough on the scoring end to warrant fantasy consideration. A deal to the Rockets or Wolves makes sense but a second-round pick could be all they can get.

Josh Smith is reportedly 'very interested' in rejoining the Rockets. (Source: Kelly Iko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There appears to be mutual interest, and a deal could be completed soon according to reports. Smith spent last season in China where he averaged a double-double. If he does return to Houston he's unlikely to be fantasy-relevant given his usage during the 2015-16 season.

The trade talks between the Rockets and the Knicks are back on, according to reports. The major obstacle is finding a team to take on F Ryan Anderson's contract. Like Kyrie Irving, Anthony's trade talks are taking a long time. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Anthony is destined to be traded somewhere before the start of the season but if he opens up his list of teams, a deal could be done earlier. The Pelicans and Blazers are also interested and have better trade value.

Alan Anderson is getting some interest from the Wolves, Nets, Knicks and Raptors. Anderson has already made it clear he doesn't wish to sign with the Knicks or Nets. It seems like Anderson prefers winning over more minutes next season. (Source: NY Post)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson wasn't relevant in fantasy leagues this past season after playing well in Brooklyn. Leave Anderson off your re-draft rosters even if he signs a deal soon.

The Suns are willing to deal G Eric Bledsoe in exchange for G Kyrie Irving. The Suns will also include F Dragan Bender and a first-round pick from Miami. The Cavaliers will likely field other offers but this one is tough to turn down at this point. Bledsoe is close friends with LeBron James which makes this trade seem possible. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Bledsoe would be playing for a contender and will be leaned on heavily alongside LeBron and Kevin Love. In terms of fantasy, Kyrie Irving would benefit the most in this trade while Bledsoe would remain a solid early-round pick.

Updating a previous report, Goran Dragic is not a part of a potential deal for Kyrie Irving. Reports surfaced of a deal for Irving involving Dragic and Justice Winslow. It seems the Heat will not deal Dragic at this time. (Source: South Florida Sun - Sentinel )

Fantasy Impact: Irving is a lock to be traded to the highest bidder but Gragic owners want him to stay in Miami. Dragic will be a solid early-round pick this season if he can stay healthy.

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:

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.