Fantasy Basketball

  • Basketball

    Sleepers to target in every draft

  • Basketball

    Small forward sleeper, breakout, bust

  • Basketball

    Shooting guard sleeper, breakout, bust

  • Basketball

    Center tiers for 2022-2023

  • Basketball

    Five Dynasty gems under 25

  • Basketball

    Power forward tiers for 2022-2023

Player News
  • AJ Griffin ATL SF
    Hawks' AJ Griffin: Returns to live practice
    3m ago

    Griffin participated in live practice Friday for the first time since tweaking his ankle, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.

    Griffin didn't participate in Wednesday live practice, but it seems that this was only a minor injury. The rookie should be in line to receive minutes this preseason.

    See Full Article
  • Dewayne Dedmon MIA C
    Heat's Dewayne Dedmon: Back at practice Friday
    20m ago

    Dedmon (foot) practiced Friday, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Dedmon was limited during Tuesday's practice due to a foot injury, but as expected, the issue was minor and he's already back to full participation. The undrafted product out of USC is expected to be the primary backup center to Bam Adebayo during the 2022-23 campaign, though he may face competition from second-year pro Omer Yurtseven.

    See Full Article
  • Gabe Vincent MIA PG
    Heat's Gabe Vincent: Returns to practice
    21m ago

    Vincent (knee) returned to practice today, along with the rest of the Heat roster, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Heraldreports.

    Vincent missed Tuesday's practice with a knee injury. With him returning to practice, it seems like the injury is nothing serious. Vincent should be expected to be the team's backup point guard to Kyle Lowry.

    See Full Article
  • Nikola Jovic MIA PF
    Heat's Nikola Jovic: Returns to practice Friday
    23m ago

    Jovic (Achilles) -- along with the rest of the Heat players dealing with injuries -- practiced Friday, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Jovic was limited in practice earlier this week due to an Achilles issue, but it appears he was able to return to full practice Friday. Barring any setbacks, he should be available for Miami's preseason opener against Minnesota on Oct. 4.

    See Full Article
  • Udonis Haslem MIA PF
    Heat's Udonis Haslem: Practices Friday
    27m ago

    Haslem (Achilles) practiced Friday, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Haslem missed Tuesday's practice due to Achilles soreness, but the veteran was back in the mix Friday, along with the rest of Miami's roster. Regardless, Haslem isn't expected to play in many games during the 2022-23 campaign as he continues to serve mostly as a coach.

    See Full Article
  • Omer Yurtseven MIA C
    Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Healthy to start training camp
    31m ago

    Yurtseven (quadriceps) fully participated in Friday's training camp practice, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Yurtseven dealt with a quad injury during Summer League, but he appears to be good to go to start training camp. The undrafted center made 56 appearances as a rookie last year and averaged 5.3 points and 5.3 rebounds across 12.6 minutes per game. He's expected to compete with Dewayne Dedmon for backup minutes behind Bam Adebayo during the 2022-23 campaign.

    See Full Article
MORE PLAYER NEWS
  • Dewayne Dedmon MIA C
    Heat's Dewayne Dedmon: Back at practice Friday
    20m ago

    Dedmon (foot) practiced Friday, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Dedmon was limited during Tuesday's practice due to a foot injury, but as expected, the issue was minor and he's already back to full participation. The undrafted product out of USC is expected to be the primary backup center to Bam Adebayo during the 2022-23 campaign, though he may face competition from second-year pro Omer Yurtseven.

    See Full Article
  • Omer Yurtseven MIA C
    Heat's Omer Yurtseven: Healthy to start training camp
    31m ago

    Yurtseven (quadriceps) fully participated in Friday's training camp practice, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Yurtseven dealt with a quad injury during Summer League, but he appears to be good to go to start training camp. The undrafted center made 56 appearances as a rookie last year and averaged 5.3 points and 5.3 rebounds across 12.6 minutes per game. He's expected to compete with Dewayne Dedmon for backup minutes behind Bam Adebayo during the 2022-23 campaign.

    See Full Article
  • Luke Kornet BOS C
    Celtics' Luke Kornet: Out for 1-2 weeks
    1h ago

    Kornet suffered an ankle sprain in practice this week and will miss one-to-two weeks, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.

    This coincides with the news that Boston has signed Blake Griffin, meaning they will likely be competing as front court depth once Kornet returns from injury. The center has played with the Celtics in both 2020 and 2021, so he should be a reliable backup while Rob Williams is still out with a knee injury.

    See Full Article
  • James Wiseman GS C
    Warriors' James Wiseman: Drops 20 points in preseason opener
    2h ago

    Wiseman notched 20 points (8-11 FG, 4-6 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one block in 24 minutes during Friday's preseason matchup against the Wizards in Japan.

    Wiseman continues to take major strides while working his way back from right knee surgery in April of 2021. The third-year center attempted a comeback last year, playing in three G League games, but he suffered a setback and was shutdown for the remainder of the campaign. However, Wiseman participated in Summer League and appears to be as close to 100 percent as he's been in a long time after scoring a team-high 20 points across 24 minutes Friday, putting him as one of just three Warriors who saw over 20 minutes.

    See Full Article
  • Derrick Favors OKC C
    Thunder's Derrick Favors: Gets dealt to Houston
    16h ago

    The Thunder traded Favors, along with Theo Maledon, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless and a 2025 second-round pick to the Rockets in exchange for David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Favors is set to join Houston after playing with the Thunder for just one season, where he averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds over 16.7 minutes per game. The Rockets dealt Christian Wood to the Mavericks over the offseason, likely indicating that Alperen Sengun will be the starting center for Houston. The veteran center figures to see a depth role behind Alperen Sengun this upcoming season.

    See Full Article
  • Khem Birch TOR C
    Raptors' Khem Birch: Working back from meniscus tear
    18h ago

    Birch is still on a recovery path following an offseason surgery that discovered a previously unknown torn meniscus, Eric Koreen of The Athletic reports.

    Birch underwent minor knee surgery in May to clean up loose debris that revealed the injury, putting his preseason status up in the air. Birch dealt with nagging knee issues last season, playing just 55 games and averaging 4.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 18.0 minutes of action.

    See Full Article
MORE PLAYER NEWS
  • Nikola Jovic MIA PF
    Heat's Nikola Jovic: Returns to practice Friday
    23m ago

    Jovic (Achilles) -- along with the rest of the Heat players dealing with injuries -- practiced Friday, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Jovic was limited in practice earlier this week due to an Achilles issue, but it appears he was able to return to full practice Friday. Barring any setbacks, he should be available for Miami's preseason opener against Minnesota on Oct. 4.

    See Full Article
  • Udonis Haslem MIA PF
    Heat's Udonis Haslem: Practices Friday
    27m ago

    Haslem (Achilles) practiced Friday, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Haslem missed Tuesday's practice due to Achilles soreness, but the veteran was back in the mix Friday, along with the rest of Miami's roster. Regardless, Haslem isn't expected to play in many games during the 2022-23 campaign as he continues to serve mostly as a coach.

    See Full Article
  • Kristaps Porzingis WAS PF
    Wizards' Kristaps Porzingis: Up-and-down preseason opener
    1h ago

    Porzingis tallied seven poins (3-10 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block in 21 minutes during Friday's preseason game versus the Warriors in Japan.

    Porzingis struggled mightily with his outside shooting, but played well in every other aspect. His four steals and one block is key for a Wizards team who lacks much size outside of him. Porzingis has proven to be a capable floor-spacer in the past, so expect his shooting splits to look better once the regular season rolls around.

    See Full Article
  • Rui Hachimura WAS PF
    Wizards' Rui Hachimura: Posts near double-double
    2h ago

    Hachimura tallied 13 points (5-9 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 3-7 FT), nine rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes during Friday's preseason matchup with the Warriors in Japan.

    Hachimura only played in 42 games last season for the Wizards, so this is an important season to prove he is part of the team's long-term plans. The 6-foot-8 forward led the team in scoring and rebounding. However, he will have to improve on his poor outside shooting if he wants to overtake Kyle Kuzma in the starting lineup.

    See Full Article
  • Jonathan Kuminga GS PF
    Warriors' Jonathan Kuminga: Sees team-high 26 minutes in Japan
    2h ago

    Kuminga contributed six points (1-4 FG, 4-6 FT), three assists and one rebound in 26 minutes during Friday's preseason game against the Wizards in Japan.

    Kuminga came off the bench for Friday's contest, but he managed to lead the team in minutes and finished second in plus-minus (plus-12) behind only James Wiseman (plus-14). Kuminga's performance wasn't flawless, however, as he also recorded four turnovers. The forward should continue to be a quality depth piece for the Warriors in 2022-23 after several strong performances in Summer League.

    See Full Article
  • Udonis Haslem MIA PF
    Heat's Udonis Haslem: Misses practice with sore Achilles
    1d ago

    Haslem didn't partake in practice Tuesday due to Achilles soreness, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Haslem's issue doesn't appear serious, but the 42-year-old will likely take every precaution at this stage in his career. Even when he's healthy, Haslem figures to log action in no more than a handful of games in 2022-23 and is primarily viewed as a mentor at this point.

    See Full Article
MORE PLAYER NEWS
  • AJ Griffin ATL SF
    Hawks' AJ Griffin: Returns to live practice
    3m ago

    Griffin participated in live practice Friday for the first time since tweaking his ankle, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.

    Griffin didn't participate in Wednesday live practice, but it seems that this was only a minor injury. The rookie should be in line to receive minutes this preseason.

    See Full Article
  • Jalen Johnson ATL SF
    Hawks' Jalen Johnson: Misses practice due to illness
    40m ago

    Johnson didn't practice Friday due to an illness and won't be able to travel with the team to Abu Dhabi for the Hawks' preseason opener, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.

    Trent Forrest also missed practice due to an illness, but per Rowland, both players could eventually meet the team overseas if they clear their aliments before the preseason matchup against the Bucks on Oct. 6 in Abu Dhabi. Johnson appears in 22 games as a rookie and posted 2.4 points and 1.2 rebounds in 5.5 minutes, but he's been rumored to be a bigger piece of Atlanta's rotation during the 2022-23 campaign.

    See Full Article
  • Patrick Baldwin Jr. GS SF
    Warriors' Patrick Baldwin: Scores seven in preseason opener
    2h ago

    Baldwin registered seven points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3PT, 2-2 FT) and one rebound across eight minutes during Friday's preseason contest against the Wizards in Japan.

    Baldwin was held out of the team's Summer League contests for precautionary reasons after the first-round pick missed the majority of his freshman season at UW-Milwaukee with a foot injury. However, he appears to be good to go heading into the regular season. The offensive talent was on display in his first NBA action, but he still faces an uphill battle for playing time during his rookie campaign.

    See Full Article
  • David Nwaba HOU SF
    Thunder's David Nwaba: Heading to Oklahoma City
    16h ago

    Nwaba -- along with Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss -- was traded from the Rockets to the Thunder on Thursday in exchange for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    In a last-minute trade before the preseason starts, Nwaba is apparently heading to Oklahoma City, where he'll try to earn a roster spot on a young squad. The forward appeared in 46 games last year with Houston and averaged 5.1 points and 3.3 rebounds and shot 48.3 percent overall from the field.

    See Full Article
  • Marquese Chriss HOU SF
    Thunder's Marquese Chriss: Dealt to Thunder
    16h ago

    Chriss -- along with David Nwaba, Sterling Brown and Trey Burke -- was traded from the Thunder to the Rockets on Thursday in exchange for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    The veteran center Chriss is on the move again, this time heading to Oklahoma City. He was recently part of the trade that sent Christian Wood to Dallas back in June. Looking ahead, Chriss likely won't make much of a fantasy impact on a Thunder squad that is already heavy in the frontcourt.

    See Full Article
  • Maurice Harkless OKC SF
    Rockets' Maurice Harkless: Headed to Houston
    16h ago

    Harkless -- along with Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick -- was traded from the Thunder to the Rockets on Thursday in exchange for David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    It's only been two days since Harkless was acquired by the Thunder from the Hawks via trade, but he'll now join his third team in three months as soon as the trade is finalized. It's unclear what Harkless' role will be with the Rockets, but assuming he stays put, he'll provide depth at both forward spots for the 2022-23 season. In 47 appearances last season with the Kings, Harkless averaged 4.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per contest.

    See Full Article
MORE PLAYER NEWS
  • Bradley Beal WAS SG
    Wizards' Bradley Beal: Sees 18 minutes in preseason opener
    36m ago

    Beal (wrist) recorded nine points (4-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds and two steals in 18 minutes during Friday's preseason game against the Warriors in Japan.

    Beal underwent season-ending surgery in February to address a left wrist injury, but the fact that he was able to play in the Wizards' preseason opener suggests that the guard is fully healthy ahead of the regular season. Despite not receiving a full complement of minutes Friday -- which was to be expected -- Beal's participation bodes well for his availability going forward as he looks to bounce back in 2022-23. In 40 appearances last season, Beal averaged 23.2 points, 6.6 assists and 4.7 rebounds across 36.0 minutes per game.

    See Full Article
  • Johnny Davis WAS SG
    Wizards' Johnny Davis: Struggles in Wizards debut
    1h ago

    Davis posted four points (0-5 FG, 4-4 FT), three assists, three steals and two rebounds in 22 minutes in Friday's preseason contest with the Warriors in Japan.

    Davis was unable to convert on any of his field goals Friday. However, he was able to be disruptive on defense and get to the free throw line. Ultimately, Davis will take time to adjust to the NBA and will likely come off the bench to start the season.

    See Full Article
  • Donte DiVincenzo GS SG
    Warriors' Donte DiVincenzo: Makes Golden State debut
    2h ago

    DiVincenzo recorded nine points (3-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes during Friday's preseason matchup against the Wizards in Japan.

    DiVincenzo wasn't extended a qualifying offer by the Kings after acquiring him in the middle of last season, so the guard was free to sign a two-year deal with the Warriors this offseason. He seemingly replaced defensive-minded guard Gary Payton, who inked a deal with Portland, in Golden State's rotation but he'll likely still face stiff competition from Jordan Poole, Moses Moody, Andre Iguodala and Jonathan Kuminga for playing time. Nonetheless, DiVincenzo's all-around offensive prowess was on display Friday, showcasing exactly what he can bring to the Warriors bench over the next two seasons.

    See Full Article
  • Will Barton WAS SG
    Wizards' Will Barton: Dealing with back tightness
    2h ago

    Barton didn't play in Friday's preseason opener against the Warriors in Japan due to lower-back tightness, Ava Wallace of The Washington Post reports.

    The 31-year-old apparently had his back tighten up during the long flight to Japan, so the Wizards opted to play it safe and hold him out of Friday's exhibition, per Wallace. It appears to be a minor concern since coach Wes Unseld Jr. said Barton would have played were it the regular season.

    See Full Article
  • Klay Thompson GS SG
    Warriors' Klay Thompson: Not playing in Japan
    3h ago

    Thompson (rest) didn't play in Friday's preseason opener against the Wizards in Japan and will also sit out Sunday's rematch, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

    Thompson returned from a two-year absence last season and played in 54 games between the regular season and playoffs, so coach Steve Kerr is exercising caution for the two exhibition matchups versus the Wizards in Japan. The 32-year-old could make his preseason debut Oct. 9 versus the Lakers.

    See Full Article
  • Sterling Brown HOU SG
    Thunder's Sterling Brown: Shipped to OKC
    16h ago

    Brown -- along with David Nwaba, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss -- was traded from the Rockets to the Thunder on Thursday in exchange for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Brown was acquired by the Rockets from the Mavericks via trade in June, but he'll now join the Thunder as a depth piece ahead of the 2022-23 season. In 49 games with Dallas last season, Brown averaged 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds across 12.8 minutes per contest.

    See Full Article
MORE PLAYER NEWS
  • Gabe Vincent MIA PG
    Heat's Gabe Vincent: Returns to practice
    21m ago

    Vincent (knee) returned to practice today, along with the rest of the Heat roster, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Heraldreports.

    Vincent missed Tuesday's practice with a knee injury. With him returning to practice, it seems like the injury is nothing serious. Vincent should be expected to be the team's backup point guard to Kyle Lowry.

    See Full Article
  • Trey Burke HOU PG
    Thunder's Trey Burke: Heading to Thunder
    16h ago

    Burke -- along with David Nwaba, Sterling Brown and Marquese Chriss -- was traded from the Thunder to the Rockets on Thursday in exchange for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    In what appears to be a salary cap trade for both teams, Burke will team up with Nwaba, Brown and Chriss in Oklahoma City. With Maledon being part of the package heading back to Houston, Burke, at the moment, could likely continue to play a backup point guard role with his new squad. The former Michigan standout was included in the trade that sent Christian Wood to Dallas back in June.

    See Full Article
  • Theo Maledon OKC PG
    Rockets' Theo Maledon: Gets traded to Houston
    16h ago

    The Thunder traded Maledon, along with Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless and a 2025 second-round pick to the Rockets in exchange for David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    After playing with the Thunder for his first two seasons in the league, Maledon is set to join a Houston squad that has limited depth in their backcourt. The 21-year-old averaged 8.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 22.6 minutes of action over his two seasons with Oklahoma City. Maledon figures to see minutes behind Kevin Porter and Jalen Green this upcoming season.

    See Full Article
  • John Wall LAC PG
    Clippers' John Wall: Part of preseason lineup testing
    18h ago

    Wall (rest) has been a part of a rotation of lineups in training camp, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.

    An earlier report suggested Wall was running the second unit, while Reggie Jackson operated with the starters, but the Clippers were instead testing out different lineups, a normal preseason action. Wall and Jackson both are set to play prominent roles for the upcoming season in what will likely be an everchanging situation. The Clippers will be without both point guards for their preseason opener Friday against Maccabi Ra'anana for rest purposes.

    See Full Article
  • Reggie Jackson LAC PG
    Clippers' Reggie Jackson: Lineups in flux during preseason
    19h ago

    Clarifying a previous news item, Jackson has been part of rotating lineups during camp and it's expected to continue in the preseason, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.

    A previous report's phrasing seemed to indicate Jackson was running with the first team and John Wall was with the second unit, but it appears that's not the case. Instead, the point guards and lineups have just been changing to test things out, something that's frequent in the preseason. Jackson and Wall both figure to see plenty of time on the ball in what figures to be a fluid situation in 2022-23. The pair will rest for the first contest of preseason Friday against Maccabi Ra'anana but could debut Monday versus the Trail Blazers.

    See Full Article
  • John Wall LAC PG
    Clippers' John Wall: Running with second unit
    21h ago

    Clippers coach Ty Lue said Thursday that Wall has been playing point guard for the team's second unit, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.

    Wall and Reggie Jackson are likely for fluid roles on the ball, but it looks like things haven't started exactly in Wall's favor. The second unit will also include Brandon Boston, Terrance Mann, Marcus Morris and Morris Brown. Wall will miss Thursday's practice and Friday's preseason opener for rest purposes

    See Full Article
MORE PLAYER NEWS
Around the Web Promoted by Taboola