• Jonas Jerebko
    F, Golden State Warriors

    Jonas Jerebko will draw the start on Sunday night against the Clippers with Draymond Green shifting to center.

    It’s interesting that Steve Kerr is moving Draymond to center against Marcin Gortat after the plan during the offseason was to keep Green fresh by playing him at any position but center. Jerebko’s big game must have caught the coaching staff’s attention.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    On his twitter account, Malcolm Brogdon (COVID-19) announced to fans that "I'm feeling well. and I'm ready for Orlando."

    Brogdon's positive test result was reported on June 24 so he has had 14 days to recover from the virus. It appears that the Pacers will have Brogdon available for the resumption season and he should continue to see an increased workload with Victor Oladipo sidelined.

    Source: Malcolm Brogdon on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Free Agent

    Varlas Nikos of Eurohoops.net reported that Pau Gasol is expected to sign a one-year deal with FC Barcelona as he prepares for his final Olympics in 2021.

    Gasol has had a storied career in the NBA, making six all-star games and winning two NBA championships with the Lakers alongside Kobe Bryant but his days playing NBA basketball are in the rearview. It will be exciting to see the Gasol brothers play for their native country one last time before Pau retires from basketball entirely.

    Source: Varlas Nikos on Twitter

  • Isaiah Roby
    PF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Isaiah Roby will sit out the restart of the NBA season in Orlando after having a minor procedure on his right plantar fascia.

    Roby played 11 minutes total across three games for the Thunder so far this season. This news doesn't impact the fantasy or reality landscape of the resumption season.

    Source: The Oklahoman

  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    After only playing in 22 out of 82 contests in 2018-19, Kevin Love was able to suit up for 56 out of 65 games this season and produced 49/58 per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues.

    For the first time since the 2015-16 season, Love's total fantasy value exceeded his per-game value due to several injuries he had incurred over the last four years. He posted 17.6 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.6 steals, 2.6 threes and 2.5 turnovers in 31.8 mpg with .450/.374/.854 splits. Love can continue to produce standard league value moving forward with the caveat that he has a tendency to miss more than the 13.8 percent of games that he missed in 2019-20.

  • Matthew Dellavedova
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    In his first complete season with the Cavs since winning a championship for them in 2015-16, Matthew Dellavedova saw 14.4 mpg across 57 games including four starts.

    Delly was outside the top-350 in per-game value for 8/9-cat leagues. The tenacious defender struggled mightily with his efficiency with .354/.231/.865 splits and can be left off fantasy radars heading into the 2020-21 campaign. It is even possible that he doesn't find a way back onto an NBA roster next season as he is now an unrestricted free agent.

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson was able to hang on to 134/158 per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues after a strong start to the year and finished the season averaging 12.0 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.9 blocks and 1.8 turnovers while shooting .512 from the field and .615 from the charity stripe in 30.2 mpg.

    Thompson was a great player to select at the ends of drafts as he was able to produce top-95 value in 8/9-cat leagues in the first 19 games of the season. He is an unrestricted free agent and it would be surprising to see the Cavs bring him back as they already have Kevin Love, Larry Nance and Andre Drummond ($28.75 player option) signed in the frontcourt.

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    As with most rookies, Darius Garland struggled in his first season in the NBA as he posted 202/280 per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues while playing in 59 out of the team's 65 contests.

    Garland was given the keys to the offense early and often but struggled with the role as he shot a disappointing .401 from the field and only averaged 3.9 assists with 2.6 turnovers in 30.9 minutes. In addition, he averaged 12.3 points, 1.9 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 1.8 threes. Garland did see some improvement later in the year which can be illustrated by the increase in the following categories: field goal percentage (+.029), assists (+1.2) and turnovers (-0.5). Garland remains an intriguing young guard whose ceiling is yet to be determined. The Cavs will have to decide if Collin Sexton and Garland can co-exist together in the backcourt moving forward or if the team needs to move one of their young guards for help elsewhere on the roster.

  • Cedi Osman
    SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Despite averaging 32.2 and 29.4 mpg in 2018-19 and 2019-20, Osman has failed to provide per-game value inside the top-160 in any format over the last two seasons with per-game values of 180/191 in 8/9-cat leagues this year.

    Osman has had ample opportunity to enter the standard league radar over the last two seasons. However, it appears that his stat-set is not friendly to fantasy GMs. He posted 11.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.9 threes and 1.4 turnovers on .437/.383/.670 splits. It is worth noting that Osman played in all 65 games for the Cavs this season but even his total value fell outside the top-135. Osman should be left on waiver wires in standard leagues next season.

  • Collin Sexton
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Collin Sexton entered standard league relevance (83/107 per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues) in 2019-20, averaging 20.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.5 threes and 2.4 turnovers in 33.0 minutes.

    Sexton was able to enter the standard league conversation this season due to improvements in scoring (+4.1) and steals (+0.5) but his biggest improvement came with his improved efficiency as he raised his field goal percentage from .430 to .472. It remains unclear if the team plans to keep Sexton and Darius Garland in the backcourt long-term or if they plan to move one of their young guards for help on the wing.

  • Denzel Valentine
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Denzel Valentine managed top-300 value in 8-category leagues over the course of the season while battling injuries and low usage.

    After playing 27.2 minutes per game in 2018-19, he got just 13.6 minutes in 2019-20. Valentine averaged 6.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.7 steals. His three-point shooting suffered, falling to 33.6 percent. Valentine did have a good run at the end, scoring 13.0 points per game over his final five appearances. However, he's not someone to target in standard leagues next season.