• Mike Conley (left heel) will have surgery “to smooth a small bone protrusion” in his heel and will miss the rest of the season according to GM Chris Wallace.

    After delaying his return time and time again, the verdict is finally in. Many fantasy owners have held on to him since early November as he is still owned in 92% of Yahoo leagues and they can finally cut him loose. Having played through many injures in the past, Conley tried to do everything he could to get back onto the court but with the Grizzlies now 14 games under .500, this seems like the best decision. By having surgery now, he is expected to make a full recovery by training camp next season. Tyreke Evans and Mario Chalmers will continue manning the load at point guard.

Fantasy News

  • Darius Miller
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Darius Miller (Achilles) will not be joining the Pelicans in Orlando for the restart of the 2019-20 season as he continues his rehabilitation after undergoing right Achilles surgery.

    Miller's season is over now that there's official confirmation that he will not be playing. That said, he was always just a marginal play, even if he was healthy, given the team's depth on the wings.

    Source: Marc Spears on Twitter

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    While Dewayne Dedmon ended at top-240 value in 8-category leagues during 2019-20, he took a step forward after the Kings dealt him to the Hawks.

    While injuries limited Dedmon to just 44 games, he provided 8.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, and 1.0 steals during 10 contests with the Hawks. He was used much more sparingly on the Kings. Holding top-260 value overall in 9-category formats doesn't overwhelm, but Dedmon made solid contributions defensively and on the glass down the stretch. With a career mark of 51.6 percent, he's likely to improve upon the 40.0 percent shooting from the field posted in 2019-20. However, Clint Capela's presence in the lineup could cut into his usage next season.

  • Jeff Teague
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Jeff Teague’s production fell off in a big way following a January trade from the Wolves to the Hawks, causing him to end with top-160 value in 8-category leagues.

    The Wolves began starting Jarrett Culver over Teague, eventually leading to the swap with the Hawks. Teague possessed just top-180 value in 9-category leagues and his production suffered even on a per-minute basis with the Hawks. During 34 games with the Wolves, he averaged 13.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists. Over 25 contests with the Hawks, he managed only 7.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists per contest. While Teague was stuck behind Trae Young and can sign elsewhere in free agency, it’s fair to ask whether his best fantasy days are behind him.

  • Damian Jones
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Damian Jones was largely a blocks specialist in 2019-20, holding top-230 value in 9-category leagues while ranking only among the top 260 in 8-category.

    Jones actually posted similar numbers to his final season of 2018-19 with the Warriors, albeit in a larger sample size of 55 contests. He averaged 5.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.7 blocks, and 0.5 steals in 16.1 minutes per game. Jones saw an uptick in free-throw percentage during 2019-20, which rose to 73.8 percent from 64.9 percent the season prior. However, his assists average dropped from 1.2 while his blocks average fell from a 2018-19 average of 1.0. The Hawks deployed too many big men for reserves like Jones to be particularly valuable, and the acquisition of Clint Capela could further complicate the situation going forward.

  • Gerald Green
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Gerald Green (broken left foot) has been medically cleared to play but will not participate in games when the NBA restarts.

    Green missed all of 2019-20 but was traded to the Nuggets in February before being waived. Some teams were interested in signing Green in June, but he declined for family reasons. Green will be able to sign as a free agent in October but is unlikely to hold much fantasy appeal.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Vince Carter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Vince Carter ranked within the top 350 in 9-category leagues during his final NBA season of 2019-20, averaging 5.0 points, 2.1 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.4 blocks.

    Carter shot 35.2 percent from the floor, the second worst mark in his career, while he garnered a career-low 14.6 minutes per game. None of that should hurt his legacy as an eight-time All-Star and fan favorite. When Carter made his final career basket on March 12, his smile seemed to foreshadow an eventual retirement which came in late June. Carter averaged 16.7 points over his career but twice ended a season with an average of 27 points or greater.

  • Bruno Fernando
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Bruno Fernando finished the 2019-20 season as a top-370/380 player (8/9 cat) while averaging 4.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.3 blocks and 0.3 steals on 51.8 percent shooting from the field.

    The rookie out of Maryland didn’t exactly finish strong, scoring just 1.6 points per game over five contests in March. The native of Angola found himself behind John Collins and Dewayne Dedmon on the frontcourt depth chart. The Hawks also added Clint Capela who is under contract for three more seasons. Fernando’s campaign did feature a few bright spots, especially when Dedmon missed time due to injury. However, Fernando would need a step up in playing time to become fantasy relevant in most leagues.

  • DeAndre' Bembry
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    DeAndre' Bembry (abdominal pain/right hand surgery) missed the final 23 games of the 2019-20 season, finishing with top-225/240 (8/9-cat) fantasy value.

    Bembry has always been a player we've liked as a deep-league option and potential flier in shallower formats, but between injuries and the rise of younger forwards in Atlanta it looks like he might need a change of scenery to maximize his output. There was still some things to like about Bembry's campaign — 3.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.4 blocks in 21.3 mpg — but his poor free throw shooting (.542) and inability to stretch the floor (.231) really hurt his case for more minutes, despite a sneakily versatile skillset. Bembry should always maintain steals specialist appeal but he's only a deep-league target going forward unless something changes.

  • Brandon Goodwin
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Brandon Goodwin finished the 2019-20 campaign as a top-340/350 player (8/9-cat), averaging 6.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.8 triples in 12.7 minutes per contest.

    Goodwin did manage to have a career-best performance with 21 points against the Celtics in early February, but his fantasy appeal really only existed when Trae Young suffered a sprained ankle. Goodwin belongs in the league as a solid depth option but doesn't have a place on your fantasy rosters.

  • Treveon Graham
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    Treveon Graham wrapped up the 2019-20 campaign outside the top-400.

    Graham started the season off as a starter for the Wolves, averaging 20.1 minutes across 33 games, but eventually missed time with some minor injuries and then fell out of favor with Minnesota reshaping its roster and leaning towards its youth. A trade to Atlanta was the end of his already-modest fantasy value, as he averaged just 12.1 minutes in his 22 games with the Hawks. Formerly viewed as a 3-and-D bench piece, Graham shot just .275 from beyond the arc after going .297 last season with Brooklyn. He shouldn't be on your fantasy radars for next year.