April 30, 2019, 12:42 pmLarry Nance Jr. - F - Cleveland Cavaliers
On Wednesday morning Larry Nance Jr. wrote on Twitter, "Just got a chance to read some of these articles about Rob Pelinka supposedly promising me I’d stay in LA.. Wanted to clear the air and say that is not the case. This league is a business and we all know it. Rob and I had and still have a great relationship."
Pelinka, among others, has been taking a lot of heat for the way things have transpired with the Lakers during the last year plus. While some of the news could be true, it is nice to hear from a player's own mouth that at least in his case, Pelinka isn't as cold-hearted as he is/was being made out to be.
Source: Larry Nance Jr. on Twitter
April 17, 2019, 10:13 amJR Smith - G/F - Cleveland Cavaliers
Cavs GM Koby Altman said at his season-ending press conference that JR Smith is indeed a trade asset and indicated that he has already received at least one call.
The Cavs sent Smith home in November and while they couldn’t trade him in February, interest is a little higher now since his contract comes off the books next year and only about $4 million of it is guaranteed. JR turns 34 in September and averaged just 6.7 points on 34 percent in 11 games this past season. He hasn’t been a reliable player since 2016 but we should see his name emerge in the offseason, possibly in a salary-dump move.
Source: Amico Hoops
April 9, 2019, 10:26 pmChanning Frye - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Channing Frye capped off his career with 10 points in seven minutes of action in Tuesday's 124-97 loss to the Hornets.
Frye was 3-for-6 from the field with two 3-pointers, one turnover and no other stats. It was an entertaining last few years for Frye as he became an NBA champion for Cleveland and gained some social media following on his podcast with former teammate Richard Jefferson. He was outside the top-400 in 8 and 9-cat formats this season. We wish him well in retirement and enjoyed the 11 seasons he gave us in the association.
April 9, 2019, 10:19 pmLarry Nance Jr. - F - Cleveland Cavaliers
Larry Nance Jr. tallied a 10-point, 12-rebound double-double in Tuesday's season finale loss to the Hornets.
Nance added six assists, one steal and two blocks in his 37 minutes of work. One of the lone bright spots that came from the Cavs this season, Nance will finish the year right around top-75 in 8-cat and top-60 in 9-cat formats. He takes a tiny hit in total value as he missed 15 games, but he was a reliable big that helped in rebounds, steals and field goal percentage, without killing you in any category.
April 9, 2019, 10:14 pmAnte Zizic - C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Ante Zizic scored six points with five rebounds in 21 minutes of work in Tuesday's season finale loss to the Hornets.
Zizic finished the season ranked 287/304 in per-game value for 8/9-cat formats. Although, at times when the Cavs were struggling with frontcourt injuries, he popped up as a usable center for small stretches. If he ever finds himself with minutes in the mid-to-high twenties, he would be a solid fantasy contributor, but that role may never come for him.
April 9, 2019, 10:11 pmMarquese Chriss - F - Cleveland Cavaliers
Marquese Chriss logged 16 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Hornets.
Chriss capped off his season with eight points, seven boards, a dime and a steal. The former eighth pick in the 2016 draft, Chriss played for his second and third teams in his career this season and was acquired by both of those teams as a throw in piece to a salary dump trade. He just barely cracked the top-400 in 8-cat formats – 399 – but wasn't as lucky in 9-cat formats as he finished as the 427th best player.
April 9, 2019, 10:05 pmCedi Osman - F - Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman finished off the 2018-19 season with 17 points on 7-for-13 shooting to go along with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers.
Osman was crazy inconsistent this season, but even still, he finished as a decent late-round player in standard leagues. He was 157/166 in 8/9-cat formats and playing in 76 games boosted him up to 127/133 in total value. He looks to be a piece the Cavs want to keep for the long term, which should secure some value for next season.
April 9, 2019, 9:56 pmNik Stauskas - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Nik Stauskas played 11 minutes and hit one 3-pointer in Tuesday's loss to the Hornets.
As the great Gucci Mane once said, "If you don't got no sauce, then you lost. But, you can also get lost in the sauce." The Cavaliers only played Sauce Castillo 11 minutes in this one and they lost by 27. If you tried to rely on Sauce's 354/358 value in 8/9-cat formats, then you would certainly be lost.
April 9, 2019, 9:51 pmJordan Clarkson - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Jordan Clarkson finished the season with 16 points, two rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in Tuesday's loss to the Hornets.
Clarkson was one of Cleveland's only usable backcourt players this season. He was a positive contributor for points, 3-pointers and free throw percentage this season landing him inside the top-144 in both 8 and 9-cat formats. Depending on who the Cavaliers land in the draft, he may be able to carve out a similar role next season.
April 9, 2019, 9:44 pmDavid Nwaba - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
David Nwaba logged just 15 minutes in the Cavaliers' season finale, losing to the Hornets on Tuesday.
Nwaba popped up in the beginning of the year with some deep-league appeal before going down with an Ankle sprain in early November. He never got rolling after that and dealt with knee and ankle injuries for the first half of the season. He's got potential as an effective role player in the NBA, but he's got to be more consistent before he becomes a legitimate fantasy contributor.
April 9, 2019, 9:40 pmBrandon Knight - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Brandon Knight played 31 minutes in the Cavaliers' final game of the season in a loss to the Hornets on Tuesday.
Knight put up a measly nine points, five boards and two assists on 3-for-10 shooting. He was never really a fantasy option this season, finishing right around top-350 value in both 8 and 9-cat formats.
April 9, 2019, 9:38 pmCollin Sexton - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton capped off an impressive rookie campaign with an 18-point, 10-assist double-double in Tuesday's loss to the Hornets.
Sexton only added one rebound, one three and four turnovers, but it was still a solid note to end on. After looking like a bust for the first few months of the season, Sexton had one of the biggest in-season growths we've seen from a rookie in awhile. It didn't translate to fantasy value just yet as his stat set isn't that appealing. He was just inside top-170/225 value on a per game basis in 8/9-cat formats respectively. Look for Sexton to get a lot of hype heading into next season, which could make him a good fade. He's best for points leagues right now.