Podcasts and Chats

Los Angeles Lakers June 23, 2019
The Lakers bought into the second round of the draft to grab a young man with three names.
Podcasts June 21, 2019
The guys roll through most of the first round, talk Anthony Davis and whatever the Lakers are doing, Mike Conley and all of the crazy action from this week.
Podcasts June 21, 2019
Adrian Benjamins & Coach break down Draft Night and dig into the Raptors run to the title in our final Post-Mortem.
Podcasts June 20, 2019
Erik Ong joins Neil Rochlani to discuss Conley’s fantasy value next season along with the players impacted in Memphis and Utah.
Podcasts June 19, 2019
Brandon Marcus joins Dan Besbris to try to predict where the big names will end up. Plus, the Bucks had six players in the top-70 - who will be back, and will there be any draft day values?
Podcasts June 18, 2019
Neil Rochlani and Dan Besbris take a VERY early look at next year's betting futures, before turning to the Blazers Post-Mortem and, finally, some fantasy ramifications of the Anthony Davis deal.

Fantasy News

  • Paul George - SF - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Paul George is expected to miss most of the preseason as he recovers from surgery to repair his right rotator cuff and left labrum.

    George is coming off a fantastic season, and it's unlikely that this will scare any fantasy players off from taking PG in the first round. That said, if he's already expected to miss most of the preseason, that won't leave a lot of leeway if any setbacks arise. There's no need to worry about George for the time being but keep your eyes open for updates on his progress as the summer rolls on.

    Source: The Oklahoman

  • DeAndre Jordan - C - New York Knicks

    The Lakers have reportedly shown interest in DeAndre Jordan.

    Jordan is in a strange spot, entering his decline at a position that is increasingly looking for more versatile skillsets than he has to offer but still good enough to command a large-ish paycheck. It's unlikely that he gets a big deal from the Lakers, as it means they'll have failed to spend their money elsewhere, but he'd fit as a lob threat and rebounder. His fantasy stock should be fairly predictable as long as he doesn't end up in a timeshare situation.

    Source: ESPN

  • Chris Paul - PG - Houston Rockets

    According to the Houston Chronicle, Chris Paul says he has not asked to be traded and downplays supposed rift with James Harden.

    This corroborates statements made by Rockets GM Daryl Morey earlier in the month denying rumors that there was a rift between Harden and Paul. While the Rockets are exploring options to improve their roster for the season, it appears that Paul is unlikely to be moved.

    Source: Houston Chronicle

  • Kawhi Leonard - SF - Toronto Raptors

    Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Kawhi Leonard will decline his player option and test unrestricted free agency, though he is "seriously considering" re-signing with the Raptors.

    There's nothing more that the Raptors could've possibly done in their first and potentially only year with Leonard, making a concerted effort to keep him healthy and fresh while amassing solid depth around him on a run to a championship. Leonard will have plenty of teams pitching him when free agency opens, with the Nets, Lakers and Knicks in the mix and the Clippers thought to be the biggest threat. The Raptors can pay Leonard more than any other team, but if the superstar wants to play close to home then there's not much they can do about it. Still, his one year in Toronto makes a pretty compelling case that sticking around would be the best move for his career.

    Source: Yahoo Sports

  • Yovel Zoosman - F - International

    Yovel Zoosman, who was not selected in Thursday’s draft, is focused on landing with an NBA team despite a four-year offer on the table from Maccabi Tel Aviv.

    Zoosman was widely expected to be chosen in the draft, and it’s not at all surprising that he feels he can make the jump. He may need to spend time in the G-League but the 21-year-old should be able to attract someone into giving him a shot. Our international hoops expert, Dio Nikiforos, calls Zoosman a more athletic version of Omri Casspi with a 7-foot wingspan and the ability to guard multiple positions.

    Source: JD Shaw on Twitter

  • Gustavo Ayon - PF - International

    Gustavo Ayon is eyeing a return to the NBA.

    Ayon last played in the NBA way back in 2014, when he appeared in 26 games with the Hawks. He would undergo season-ending shoulder surgery and has been playing overseas since. Ayon has been playing with ACB and EuroLeague fixture Barcelona, and it’s unclear if any NBA teams are as interested in the 34-year-old as he is in them.

    Source: Sportando

  • Vanja Marinkovic - PG - Sacramento Kings

    60th overall pick Vanja Marinkovic would reportedly like to play for the Kings this season.

    Marinkovic has a "modest" buyout clause for NBA or EuroLeague teams in his current pact with Partizan, and Vlade Divac has already hinted that he'd like to get Marinkovic over to the team. The 22-year-old is a steady shooter but will need some serious help on the defensive end to make some headway on a rotation spot.

    Source: Sportando

  • Jaron Blossomgame - SF - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Jaron Blossomgame will be headed to unrestricted free agency with the Cavs declining to extend him a qualifying offer.

    Blossomgame had a couple weeks where the Cavs were giving him good minutes, but he didn't log any minutes over the final two months of the season. He should be able to find a spot in the G-League at the very least, but fantasy owners can look elsewhere for production.

    Source: Chris Manning on Twitter