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  • FA Power Forward #16
    Through two NBA seasons, the Spanish big man has averaged just 2.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks across 11.4 minutes per contest. Still just 21 years old and boasting a three-and-D skillset, he’s got the potential to be productive with the Warriors if he can crack the rotation. Until that happens, he’s not worth rostering outside of deep dynasty leagues.
  • FA Center #9
    After adding JaVale McGee, the Kings decided they had enough depth at center and have moved on from both Noel and Queta, who were signed to non-guaranteed deals. This won’t have much of an impact on fantasy, since any backup center will be behind Domantas Sabonis.
  • FA Small Forward #12
    Oubre remains without a team, and he’s another player whose status has been impacted by the Damian Lillard situation. Per Stein’s report, Oubre joining the Heat would depend on the team’s ability to complete a trade for Portland’s star point guard. If they can get something done, there would be a clear need for additional depth on the wing, opening the door for Oubre to move to South Beach. But since nothing has happened, and Portland has no need to rush into a deal that doesn’t meet their demands, Oubre remains on the open market. Given his status, early drafting fantasy managers should avoid selecting Oubre unless they’re in a very deep league.
  • FA Point Guard #15
    Payne, who was acquired from the Suns in mid-July, will not have the opportunity to catch on with a franchise with aspirations of contending next season. San Antonio isn’t in that position, and the Spurs have prioritized clearing up minutes for young guards such as Malaki Branham and Blake Wesley. Payne’s exit protects the fantasy potential of those two players, with Branham being the one better positioned to be of value to deep-league managers this season. It also protects the fantasy value of Tre Jones, who served as San Antonio’s starting point guard last season. Once the transaction becomes official, the Spurs will have 17 players on guaranteed contracts for next season, two above the NBA’s maximum.
  • FA Small Forward #64
    One day after signing him, the Bucks have waived the younger brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo. They retained his G-League rights, and he’ll likely play for the Wisconsin Herd, which will keep him close to his brothers.
  • FA Shooting Guard #14
    Not selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, Simmons has spent the majority of his professional career in the NBA G League. The Hornets converted his contract from a two-way to a standard deal in early April, but it was not guaranteed for the 2023-24 season. With this move, Charlotte is down to 15 contracts for the 2023-24 season with two (Frank Ntilikina and JT Thor) not being guaranteed.
  • FA Center #00
    It was reported a little over a week ago that the Mavericks intend to waive McGee, whose 2022-23 season was a major disappointment after he was signed to be the starting center. He shouldn’t lack options once he clears waivers, and Sacramento is one possibility. While Domantas Sabonis is locked into the starting job, the options behind him aren’t great. Alex Len was brought back on a one-year deal worth the veteran’s minimum, while Nerlens Noel also inked a one-year contract and Neemias Queta will be on a two-year pack that’s partially guaranteed. McGee would have a shot at earning the backup center job in training camp if signed, but that won’t impact fantasy basketball much due to the presence of Sabonis.
  • FA Point Guard #27
    Krejci was on a non-guaranteed deal, and the Hawks needed to get their roster down one more spot, this move makes sense. Krejci didn’t play much last season, and if he finds a new team, it’ll likely be on a two-way contract.
  • FA Shooting Guard #99
    Champagnie signed with the Celtics shortly before the playoffs began last season, and he played a grand total of 10 minutes in the postseason in games that had already been decided. They kept him through Summer League, but he now ends up as a roster cut casualty. He should be able to find his way onto another NBA roster, but he won’t make any waves in the fantasy realm this season.
  • FA Power Forward #1
    Scott hasn’t been in the NBA since the 2020-21 season, and he won’t be making his return next year. He’ll play for a French squad after most recently playing in Puerto Rico. He also spent the 2022-23 season in France.