Fantasy Basketball Trade Analyzer: Who to deal away or target on tanking teams
The latter often signals one of two main turning points for NBA teams during the season — the second being the trade deadline. If you roster veterans on those teams, look to sell high while you still can. They're 9-25 after missing LaMelo Ball for most of the season — he's played 10 games — and Gordon Hayward has predictably appeared in just 17 contests. When he's played at least 30 minutes this season, he's averaged 17.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals. He's played well enough to earn a standard deal, but Bassey is a risky addition until that actually happens.wftv.com
Emerging Spurs big man Jakob Poeltl could be a key player in this year's trade market
San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl figures to be an important name leading up to the Feb. 9 trade deadline. In practice, sparring sessions with the pair of post-playing savants offered Poeltl glimpse after glimpse at tricks of the trade. They can just trade you around wherever they want,” Poeltl told Yahoo Sports. There are no ongoing contract extension conversations between the Bulls and Nikola Vucevic, sources told Yahoo Sports. Elsewhere in Detroit, multiple rival teams told Yahoo Sports the Pistons’ asking price to part with third-year swingman Saddiq Bey is an unprotected first-round pick.wftv.com
Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups, Week 5: Load up on the Spurs
It's a new week, so I'll break down several players who are rostered in less than 50% of Yahoo fantasy basketball leagues. Before we get to this week's waiver pickups, here are the games played by each team in Week 5. Over his last four games, he's averaging 6.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 3.0 stocks and 64% shooting from the field. He provided eighth-round value in Week 4 even after being 98th in per-game value through four weeks of the season. In Week 3, he finished 48th in per-game value and returned fifth-round value in Week 4 (49th).wftv.com
Fantasy Basketball 2022-23: 15 bold predictions for the new NBA season
By Gabe Allen, RotoWireSpecial to Yahoo SportsThe exhibitions are over and the NBA regular season has finally arrived. Without further ado, here are 15 saucy predictions for the 2022-23 fantasy basketball season. [Still time to get in on the fun this fantasy hoops season: Create or join a league now!] He averaged career highs of 9.3 boards in 29.0 minutes per game — or 11.6 boards per 36 minutes — last season. Without Dejounte Murray, who brought down 8.3 boards per game last season, Poeltl will feast on the glass and grab about 15 rebounds per night.wftv.com
Fantasy Basketball 2022-23: Must-draft players by round
I have assembled my must-draft players by round, tailored to 10- and 12-team leagues. In other words, I've tried to present players who will be available in each round of your draft. The fact that he’s slipping this close to the second round of fantasy drafts illustrates the incredible depth of talent in the NBA. (8) Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies (Overall ADP 105.5)It remains unclear when Jackson will be back following offseason foot surgery, but his ADP continues to fall. (9) Lauri Markkanen, Utah Jazz (Overall ADP 103.8)(10) Isaiah Jackson, Indiana Pacers (Overall ADP 125.2)(11) Jalen Duren, Detroit Pistons (Overall ADP 139.8)(12) Kevin Huerter, Sacramento Kings (Overall ADP 143.1)(13) Bruce Brown, Denver Nuggets (Overall ADP 147.4)wftv.com
Fantasy Basketball 2022-23: Which teams should you consider stacking in drafts?
By Alex Barutha, RotoWireSpecial to Yahoo SportsTargeting teams can be as advantageous as targeting individual players in fantasy drafts. When most people stack teams, they stick to title-contenders with roster continuity — think Milwaukee, Phoenix, Boston. Below are some teams that fit that bill along with their stacking options available. Jakob Poeltl is a proven fantasy commodity, but he doesn't project as someone to take on significantly more usage with Murray gone. [Get in on the fun this fantasy hoops season: Create or join a league now!]wftv.com
Towns scores NBA-high 60 points, Wolves top Spurs 149-139
Timberwolves Spurs Basketball Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) shoots against San Antonio Spurs' Jakob Poeltl during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Monday, March 14, 2022, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate) (Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had a team-record 60 points — the most scored in the NBA this season — and the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the San Antonio Spurs 149-139 on Monday night. San Antonio has lost two straight since Gregg Popovich earned his 1,336th career victory to become the winningest coach in NBA history. Spurs forward Keldon Johnson had 34 points, Dejounte Murray added 30 points and 12 assists, and Lonnie Walker IV scored 22. Towns had 14 points and five rebounds while playing the entire first quarter against Jakob Poeltl and Zach Collins.wftv.com
NBA playoff picture comes into a bit more focus
Brooklyn Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. The NBA playoff picture is getting a little clearer. Brooklyn secured one of the last two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference on Friday, defeating Sacramento 119-106. For the Nets, the clinching comes as something to savor in a topsy-turvy season. Should that series take place, the ninth-place team would have to go 2-0 in a best-of-two series to advance. Were going to try to win every game.Phoenix, Sacramento and New Orleans remain in the mix for a play-in series spot.