July 12, 2019, 8:38 amJimmer FredettePG, Golden State Warriors
Nikos Varlas of Eurohoops is reporting that free agent guard Jimmer Fredette intends to sign a two-year agreement with Greek club Panathinaikos.
Fredette recently left the Warriors summer-league team in order to pursue overseas options and to avoid any potential injuries. He dominated for a couple years in China before returning to the NBA at the end of last year but the Suns declined their option on him following the season as he struggled in limited action, averaging just 3.7 points and shooting 27.6 percent, while missing all 13 of his 3-point attempts.
July 9, 2020, 3:55 pmTrey BurkePG, Dallas Mavericks
Trey Burke averaged the second fewest minutes of his career (13.2) for the Sixers across 25 games before being waived in early February and has since signed a contract with the Mavs for the NBA restart in Orlando.
Burke averaged 5.9 points, 1.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.6 threes and 0.5 turnovers with .465/.421/.722 splits. There wasn't much of a role for him in Philadelphia, especially after the emergence of Shake Milton in late January. Burke finds himself on the same Dallas team that he played for to end the 2018-19 campaign but is unlikely to play many minutes. He finished the season outside the top-350 in per-game value which is probably where he will find himself next season.
July 9, 2020, 3:08 pmDelon WrightPG, Dallas Mavericks
Delon Wright was one of fantasy's more disappointing players in 2019-20, finishing with top-170/150 value.
Wright was a beast after being traded to the Grizzlies last season and hopes were high after the Mavs talked him up as a starter following an offseason trade. He always had the stat set to be a middle-round player and his Memphis numbers (12.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.8 threes in 30.8 mpg) put his talent on full display, but Wright never really found his footing with the Mavs. Consistency was a major issue and he eventually fell out of the starting five, settling into 21.7 mpg overall. His 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game were serviceable, and Wright hit personal-bests with a .470 mark from the field and a .385 mark from deep, but ultimately the touches that made Wright so effective in Memphis were soaked up by Luka Doncic (among others) in Dallas. Wright has the looks of a late-round, specialist-adjace selection going forward.
July 9, 2020, 3:02 pmJustin JacksonSF, Dallas Mavericks
Justin Jackson closed the 2019-20 fantasy season as a top-385/360 player.
Jackson saw all of his numbers trend down, and he played a career-low 16.0 mpg while shooting a career-worst .298 from deep. Already a low-usage option, a flaky 3-point shot is going to severely limit Jackson's chances of carving out a consistent role. No longer employed by the organization and front office that made him a first-round selection, Jackson is trending down and should not be a consideration in fantasy formats going forward.
July 9, 2020, 2:59 pmMichael Kidd-GilchristSF, Dallas Mavericks
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was a non-factor in the 2019-20 season, averaging career-lows across the board while falling out of the rotation in Dallas.
Kidd-Gilchrist was let go by the Hornets as they prioritized their next wave of players, and he played in only nine games with the Mavs after signing with the team in February. He was a top-450 fantasy option and may no longer receive the sort of minutes that would make him a desperation option for rebounds and steals in deep leagues.
July 9, 2020, 2:55 pmAntonius ClevelandSG, Dallas Mavericks
Antonius Cleveland, one of the Mavs' two-way contract players, made six appearances in 2019-20.
Cleveland finished with fantasy value outside the top-475. He's bounced around from the Hawks to the Bulls to the Mavs in his brief NBA career but has played at the top level in both of his seasons. Hopefully next year he can make a roster full-time, even if there are no fantasy implications.
July 9, 2020, 2:51 pmJosh ReavesPG, Dallas Mavericks
Josh Reaves appeared in two games as a rookie, falling outside the top-500 in fantasy rankings.
No surprises as Reaves averaged less than a minute per game. At the G League level, Reaves averaged 13.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.9 3-pointers per contest on shooting splits of .423/.698/.329.
July 9, 2020, 2:36 pmGarrison MathewsPG, Washington Wizards
Garrison Mathews did not travel with the Wizards to Orlando for personal reasons.
Mathews does not have COVID-19 but it's unclear if he'll be part of the group that plays in Washington's eight-game resumption schedule. Mathews missed time with an ankle injury earlier in the season and it more or less knocked him out of the rotation even when he was healthy, but he might be in the mix for minutes given Bradley Beal's absence in Orlando.
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter
July 9, 2020, 12:56 pmDylan WindlerSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Dylan Windler was unable to play at all in his first NBA season because of a left tibia stress reaction that eventually required surgery.
Winlder was one of Cleveland's top performers in Summer League but came down with the injury in late September and never recovered. He was able to get back to practice in early December but suffered a setback and went under the knife in January. It's unfortunate that Windler was unable to take advantage of a year that was prime for development, but we'd expect to see him as a regular member of the rotation next season.
July 9, 2020, 12:52 pmDean WadePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Dean Wade finished outside the top-400 as a rookie, averaging 1.7 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.2 steals, 0.3 blocks and 0.2 triples in 6.0 mpg.
Wade only played in 12 contests but the Cavs believe in him, inking the forward to a standard contract during the NBA hiatus. Cleveland has a stocked frontcourt, however, so he's only a consideration in deep dynasty leagues barring some roster changes.
July 9, 2020, 12:50 pmMatt MooneyPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Matt Mooney logged four games in 2019-20, finishing as a top-425 value.
Mooney averaged 4.7 minutes but did average 0.5 steals per game, which isn't nothing. He's in tough to find a rotation spot in Cleveland and is well off the fantasy radar.