Fantasy Basketball Transactions and Notes, NBA Summer League Starts

NBA Basketball has truly become a year round sport.  We’ve had the season, the playoffs, the finals, the draft, free agency and now we’ve got some summer league basketball and after that we’ll have the Olympics and then training camp.   I’m going to try and get some summer league notes posted tomorrow or Friday, so keep an eye out for that.   Free agency is slowing a little, but there have still be some important moves, so here’s a wrapup of the last couple of days:

Avery Bradley had another shoulder surgery and could miss part of the upcoming season.  He was one of my sleepers in Boston with Ray Allen leaving for Miami, but this could be the opportunity to grab him cheap in drafts.  (Source:

The Boston Celtics sign Jeff Green, four years, $36 million.  (Source:

J.R. Smith will sign with the New York Knicks for 2 years.  (Source:  Buckets Over Broadway)

The New York Knicks have acquired Marcus Camby in a sign and trade.  Camby’s contract is for three years, $13.2 million.  (Source:  Buckets Over Broadway)

Toney Douglas, Jerome Jordan and Josh Harrelson were traded to the Houston Rockets in the Marcus Camby deal.  (Source: Posting and Toasting)

The New York Knicks will re-sign Steve Novak for four years, $15 million.  (Source:  Posting and Toasting)

Philadelphia acquired Dorell Wright from Golden State in exchange for a future draft pick.  (Source:

Aaron Gray re-signed with the Toronto Raptors for two years.  (Source:

Memphis has agreed to a deal with Jerryd Bayless, no financial details yet.  (Source:  ESPN)

Chicago signs Kirk Hinrich, two years, $6 million.  (Source:

Rashard Lewis will sign with the Miami Heat for the veteran league minimum of $1.3 million.  (Source:  Chicago Tribune)

Roy Hibbert will be back with Indiana next season as the Pacers matched the $58 million offer extended by Portland.  (Source:  Chicago Tribune)

Ersan Ilyasova re-signs with the Milwaukee Bucks for five years, $45 million.  (Source:

The Atlanta Hawks have signed Louis Williams, details not disclosed.  (Source:  Atlanta Journal Constitution)

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed combo guard Alexey Shved, financial details pending.  (Source:  Star Tribune)

Jason Thompson re-signs with the Sacramento Kings.  (Source:  Sacramento Bee)

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Darrell Arthur to a three year, $9 million deal.  (Source:  Straight Outta Vancouver)

Tim Duncan has reached a deal to stay with San Antonio for three more years.  (Source:  48 Minutes of Hell)

San Anonio has signed Boris Diaw to a two year, $9 million deal.  (Source:  48 Minutes of Hell)

San Antonio has signed Danny Green for three years, $12 million.  (Source:  48 Minutes of Hell)

Steve Nash Will Play for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2012-2013

The Los Angeles Lakers acquired Steve Nash with a sign and trade deal for three years, $25 million.

Fantasy Advice:  If Derek Fisher could lead the team to a championship, just think what Steve Nash might be able to do.  Nash will step in at PG and with all the weapons LA has, he could lead the league in assists this season.  He just moved sharply up the fantasy point guard rankings.

Nash saw his 2011-2012 stats sink to a near career low, but I expect that this move will give him new life and a chance at a title.  I’m projecting him at:

33.0 MPG, 15.5 points, 12.0 assists, 3.5 turnovers, 2.0 threes with excellent percentages.

The move also signals the end for Ramon Sessions in LA.  Sessions had an opportunity for fantasy relevance, but his opting out of the final year with the Lakers, combined with this move, will force him to seek a job elsewhere.

Early NBA Free Agent Signings and Trades

Free Agency officially tipped off on July 1 and we’ve already got a few signings and trades.  New contracts can’t officially be signed until July 11th, but most verbal agreements usually end up being upheld.  I expect that there will be a slow trickle of news over the next month or so and I’ll be collecting the best fantasy stuff every couple of days.

Atlanta agrees to trade Joe Johnson to New Jersey in exchange for Jordan Farmar, Johan Petro, Anthony Morrow, Jordan Williams, Deshawn Stevenson and a future first round pick.  (Source:  Marc Stein and Chris Broussard, ESPN)

Atlanta trades Marvin Williams to Utah in exchange for Devin Harris.  (Source:  Marc Stein, ESPN)

Kevin Garnett has agreed to a three year $34 million deal to stay with the Celtics. (Source: ESPN)

Gerald Wallace signs with the Nets for four years and $40 million. (Source:  ESPN)

The Houston Rockets will sign Omer Asik to a three year $25 million contract as of July 11th.  The Bulls will have three days to match the offer if they want to keep Asik.  (Source:  Chicago Tribune)

Blake Griffin will agree to a 5 year, $95 million extension to stay with the Clippers.  (Source:  LA Times)

Andre Miller agreed to re-sign with the Nuggets for three years.  (Source:  ESPN)

Lavoy Allen will sign with the Sixers for two years, $6 million.  (Source:  Yahoo)

George Hill will sign with the Pacers for five years, terms unreported.  (Source:  Yahoo)

The Hornets have waived Rashard Lewis who came over from Washington in the Emeka Okafor/Trevor Ariza deal.  (Source:  CBS Sports)

The Toronto Raptors have offered Steve Nash a three year, $36 million deal.  (Source:  Marc Stein, ESPN)

The Portland Trail Blazers have offered Roy Hibbert a four year, $58 million contract.  (Source:  ESPN)

Lamar Odom has been traded to the Clippers.  (Source:  ESPN)

Mo Williams has been traded to the Utah Jazz.  (Source:  NBC Sports)

Cleveland Cavaliers waived Manny Harris.  (Source:

Kalenna Azubuike has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.  (Source:  ESPN)

Charlotte Bobcats waive Jamario Moon.  (Source:  Rick Bonnell)


Fantasy Basketball Daily News and Notes (8/25/10)

I’m still working on the Power Forward rankings and should have them up by Saturday.   Some non-basketball advice:   Get your flu shots early this year.  I got some odd strain of the flu on Friday that made my head feel like it was going to explode.  I’ve had the flu before, but nothing like this.  I thought my brain was permanently fried, but I’m finally coming out of it.

Stephen Jackson – I’ve been looking at the Bobcats roster and going over the stats at and I’ve changed my mind and moved Jackson to the Shooting Guard rankings.  I still think there is a chance that he’ll see a good deal of time at Small Forward, but you can find him on the SG rankings now at number 6.

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Fantasy Basketball Weekend News and Notes (7/11/10)

Now that the big names have found homes it’s time for the second and third tier players to start filling in the gaps and specialty roles.  These guys can still help your fantasy team since most of them have one special talent that can rule a category.  Here’s a quick roundup of this weekend’s free agency fantasy news and notes:

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