November 20, 2019, 5:01 pmPau GasolC, Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers have waived Pau Gasol on Wednesday.
Gasol is 39 years old this season and has yet to play in an NBA game as he has been recovering from a left foot surgery. It seems unlikely that he will be able to return to the NBA at some point this season as he is still rehabbing. He is off the fantasy radar but had a fabulous career and is a candidate for the Hall of Fame.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
November 20, 2019, 4:13 pmJarred VanderbiltPF, Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets have assigned Jarred Vanderbilt to a G League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, on Wednesday.
Vanderbilt has only played nine minutes across three games for the big league club this season. He will have more opportunity to work on his craft for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He was selected with the 41st pick in the 2019 draft and is not currently on the fantasy radar outside of deeper dynasty leagues.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 11:33 amCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony passed his physical this morning and he will be activated for tonight’s game against the Pelicans.
Melo will wear No. 00 and he should get into some action tonight. The Blazers have been using Nassir Little, Mario Hezonja and Anthony Tolliver in the power forward position so far and the starting gis seems to be up for grabs.
Source: Blazers PR on Twitter
November 14, 2019, 6:47 pmDaniel GaffordPF, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls will send rookie Daniel Gafford to their G League affiliate after Thursday's game against the Bucks.
Gafford has only seen 12 minutes so far across four games. He will get some much needed playing time in the G League and continue to develop his craft. Gafford will likely stay off the fantasy radar for this season but he is only 21 years old.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
November 14, 2019, 5:00 pmDaquan JeffriesSG, Sacramento Kings
The Kings have called up two-way player DaQuan Jeffries from their G League affiliate on Thursday.
DaQuan Jeffries is likely insurance in case Trevor Ariza (groin) is forced to miss some time as De'Aaron Fox has already been ruled out for weeks. He has yet to play a minute in a regular season game but might get his opportunity in the near future. He is not on the fantasy radar.
Source: Jason Jones on Twitter
November 7, 2019, 6:40 pmVlatko CancarSF, Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets have assigned rookie Vlatko Čančar to their G League team on Thursday.
Čančar has only seen two minutes of action in one NBA game so the Nuggets are smart in sending him down to their minor league affiliate so that he continues to get opportunity to work on his craft. He is not currently on the fantasy radar.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
November 7, 2019, 4:15 pmDenzel ValentineSF, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls local radio station, 670 The Score, announced that Denzel Valentine will be assigned to the Bulls' G League affiliate and will play in their next game on Friday.
Valentine has been dealing with some chronic ankle injuries that have forced him to only play in one game since the 2017-18 season. He is not on the fantasy radar at this time. However, at the young age of 25 years old, Valentine still has a chance to prove that he belongs in the NBA. He will just have to shake the injury concerns that many have about him.
Source: 670 The Score on Twitter
November 6, 2019, 4:48 pmCharlie Brown Jr.PF, Atlanta Hawks
Charlie Brown Jr. has been called up to the big league club ahead of Wednesday's game against the Bulls.
Neither of these players have fantasy relevance at this time but it is good to see NBA organizations take advantage of their minor league teams in a way similar to that of the MLB. Obviously, on a much smaller scale.
Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter
October 31, 2019, 6:55 pmDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
The Kings have exercised the third-year option on Marvin Bagley and the fourth-year option on De'Aaron Fox, guaranteeing their contracts through the 2020-21 season.
This was a no-brainer for the Kings as both players have proven that they belong in this league. They both have All-Star potential but are not there yet. The Kings are off to a rough start this season but the future looks bright with their young, talented players.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
October 31, 2019, 6:43 pmHarry Giles IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
The Kings did not pick up the fourth-year options on Harry Giles and Caleb Swanigan.
The former 20th overall pick in the 2017 draft oozed potential but was never able to put it together as his career has been derailed by knee injuries. Giles missed his entire rookie season, played in 58 games last year and has failed to play so far this season. He should not be owned in any fantasy leagues at this time but hopefully he can get his body right at some point but he will have to prove that he belongs on a roster as he will now become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Swanigan was not on the fantasy radar but will now enter the 2020 offseason as an unrestricted free agent. It is worth noting that the 2020 free agency class lacks top-level talent.
Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter
October 31, 2019, 4:05 pmOmari SpellmanPF, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors exercised the third-year contract options on both Omari Spellman and Jacob Evans, guaranteeing them through the 2020-21 season.
Omari Spellman was traded to the Warriors from the Hawks in exchange for Damian Jones. After failing to exercise Kevon Looney's third-year option, the Warriors will likely be more cautious with their young talent. It is a rebuilding time for the team so it is possible for Spellman to play significant minutes at time this season although he is behind Willie Cauley-Stein and Kevon Looney on the depth chart.
Source: Warriors PR on Twitter
October 31, 2019, 9:43 amJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves have exercised Josh Okogie's third-year option.
This was a formality, as Okogie is one of the more promising young players on the Wolves' roster. Okogie is currently fighting for scraps behind Andrew Wiggins, Treveon Graham, and Jake Layman, but his upside in the defensive categories render him a player worth watching. He and Jarrett Culver should get an opportunity to play as the season progresses.
Source: Jon Krawczynski
October 31, 2019, 9:33 amJacob EvansSG, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have exercised Jacob Evans' third-year option.
The sophomore shooting guard will get another year to prove himself in what could soon become a rebuilding project. Evans is currently sidelined indefinitely with an adductor strain, but should he return before Steph Curry, he has a chance to emerge from the pack. Unfortunately, the same could be said of at least four other wing players on the Warriors' squad right now.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
October 24, 2019, 3:39 pmDonte DiVincenzoSG, Milwaukee Bucks
According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, the Bucks have picked up Donte DiVincenzo's third year team option at $3 million.
This will keep DiVincenzo under contract with the Bucks through the 2020-21 season. He has yet to make an impact in standard redraft leagues but is a name worth watching as he continues to develop.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
October 23, 2019, 5:07 pmTimothe Luwawu-CabarrotSG, Brooklyn Nets
The Nets have signed Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot to a two-way deal.
Luwawu-Cabarrot will be playing for his fourth team in his young career and should not be rostered in fantasy leagues.
Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter