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Tyus Jones heading to Memphis

Wed, Jul 10th 6:45am EDT
By Brad Camara

Tyus Jones is joining the Grizzlies after the Timberwolves declined to match the three-year, $24 million offer sheet. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones was a restricted free agent, and Minnesota declined to match the offer. He will serve as the backup point guard to second overall pick Ja Morant. Jones averaged 6.9 points, 4.8 assists, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in 68 games for the Timberwolves last season.

Category: Transactions


Anthony Tolliver and the Trial Blazers have agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tolliver, 34, will add depth at power forward and a veteran presence to a young Blazers front court. He will most likely come off the bench and compete for minutes with Jake Layman and Mario Hezonja. Tolliver averaged 5.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.2 triples made in 65 games for the Timberwolves last season.

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Taj Gibson signed a two-year $20 million dollar deal with the New York Knicks. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski)

Fantasy Impact: The Knicks really lost out in free agency, with their two big signings on June 30th being Julius Randle and Taj Gibson. Gibson will most likely be a role player who is past his prime at 34 years old.

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Derrick Rose and the Pistons have agreed to terms on a two-year, $15 million contract (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rose will compete with Reggie Jackson for minutes at the point. He was having a strong 2018-2019 campaign, before an elbow injury cut his season short. If healthy, he should provide the Pistons with another solid option on offense. Rose averaged 18.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 0.6 steals in 51 games for the Timberwolves last season.

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Karl Anthony-Town will miss Tuesday's game versus the Toronto Raptors due to a left knee injury. With KAT out, Gorgui Dieng will start in his place. (Source: Jace Frederick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With KAT out, Dieng should be a popular DFS option in this one despite the matchup with Marc Gasol. Taj Gibson is also out so Dario Saric and Andrew Wiggins get a boost as well.

Category: Injury Updates


Andrew Wiggins finished with 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting (2-of-5 from deep, 4-of-4 from the charity stripe), and grabbed six rebounds, five assists, and two blocks while logging 36 minutes in Minnesota's 109-118 loss to Philadelphia on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Wiggins has now scored 20 or more points in six straight games. Although Wiggins has been inconsistent for most of his career he has stepped up in the final stretch of the season, and with Jeff Teague, Derrick Rose, and Robert Covington all remaining out for the year, now is the best time to roll with Wiggins.

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Gorgui Dieng posted a double-double on Friday against Golden State finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Dieng added two steals, one block, and one assist in just 22 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Dieng played more of a role in the rotation as Taj Gibson sits out with a calf injury. Dieng and Anthony Tolliver will be daily options with Gibson out.

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Josh Okogie matched his career-high with 21 points in Friday's win over the Warriors. Okogie shot a solid 6-for-11 from the floor plus 6-for-8 from the line. Okogie added five rebounds, four steals, three three-pointers, and one assist.

Fantasy Impact: With Covington and Deng done for the season, Okogie will pick up plenty of minutes down the stretch. Okogie is a possible starting option for the Wolves next season next to Andrew Wiggins.

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Dario Saric put in 11 points, four rebounds, three dimes, one block and one steal in 26 minutes of game action.

Fantasy Impact: Saric continues to be a somewhat consistent if unexciting presence for the T-Wolves. He's not really great at anything but he's decent at most things. He's not really worth a look in fantasy though.

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Jeff Teague will not play the rest of the season after receiving an injection in his left foot to treat chronic inflammation. Tyus Jones will close out the season at the point with Jerryd Bayless backing him up. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Jones will be a solid option the rest of the way this season. Teague has a player option for a solid $19 million so it remains to be seen if he stays or walks and looks to sign with another team.

Category: Injury Updates


Robert Covington, Jeff Teague, and Derrick Rose are all out for the rest of the season, according to reports. Tyus Jones, Josh Okogie, and Jerryd Bayless will pick up plenty of minutes the rest of the way. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Covington showed promise with the Wolves, especially on the defensive end. The Wolves get a pass after dealing with so much drama over the summer with Jimmy Butler. However, next season, expect a better Wolves squad centered around KAT.

Category: Injury Updates


Luol Deng will not play on Sunday due to a sore left Achilles. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Deng has been out and will be out indefinitely so expect more Josh Okogie the rest of the season.

Category: Injury Updates


Keita Bates-Diop poured in 18 points to go with six rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one dime in 35 minutes of action on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: KBD started again for Wiggins and played very well, going 2-for-3 from deep during the 103-92 win. If Wiggins gets shut down, KBD would be a major beneficiary and could even be worth an add down the stretch.

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Jerryd Bayless picked up a DNP-CD despite no Derrick Rose or Tyus Jones in this game. Isaiah Canaan got the start with Jeff Teague coming off the bench.

Fantasy Impact: Bayless is now droppable with Teague back and the team playing Canaan over him while Jones and Rose are out.

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Isaiah Canaan finished with 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting (2-of-4 from deep), and had five assists, two rebounds, and two steals while logging 31 minutes in Minnesota's 117-122 loss to New Orleans on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: With all the backcourt injuries Minnesota has suffered, they brought in Canaan to fill in temporarily, and while he has played a fair amount of minutes, he holds virtually no fantasy value, especially now that Jeff Teague has returned, and Tyus Jones and Derrick Rose should be ready to return in the near future.

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