In a move that shocked literally no one, Kyrie Irving has once again asked the Brooklyn Nets to be traded by the deadline. What exactly does that mean, what value can the Nets really expect to get? If the usual suspect is the LA Lakers, then it would likely at minimum need to be a three-team deal, potentially 4 with the likes of Utah and Atlanta figuring into the conversation.
What that means for fantasy streamers is that roster shake-ups will be inevitable and going forward after this article Fantrax will be on top of keeping fantasy managers on up to date on the comings and goings of players, and how a player may be primed to breakout in a new place, or with a a new role.
Fantasy Basketball Weekend Streamers
NBA Fantasy Streamers is a weekly article put out by Fantrax to help Fantasy NBA managers chase down statistics in weekly league formats. All the players listed below play 2 games in three nights between Friday and Sunday, giving you the best opportunity to maximize their statistical output.
Teams With Two Games
ATL, CHA, DEN, DET, HOU, IND, MIN, NOP, NYK, ORL, PHI, PHX, POR, SAC, TOR, WAS,
Deni Avdija, G/F – Washington Wizards | 70% rostered
Best Stats: PTS, REB, STL
Since the trade of Rui Hachimura Avdija has been on fire. Over his last 4 games, the Israeli wing has averaged 18 points, 9.5 rebounds, and nearly 2 steals a game. There is a high probability that Avdija may warrant a full-time roster spot in every standard league in two weeks. Even with solid minutes, he has struggled to find his place in the Wizards team in the past, but with a more defined role, Avdija seems primed to step up and be the clear number 3 scoring option behind Beal and Porzingis.
Precious Achiuwa, F/C – Toronto Raptors | 79% rostered
Best Stats: REB, FG%, PTS
Chris Boucher has always been an intriguing fantasy property with the Raptors, hitting threes, and blocking multiple shots, but Precious Achiuwa may be primed to steal all his minutes. Achiuwa has scored in double figures 9 out of his last ten games, shooting over 50% in all but 3 of the ten. The former Heat big man has also been a beast on the boards snagging 8.8 a game during that same ten-game stretch.
Kenyon Martin Jr, F – Houston Rockets | 61% rostered
Best Stats: PTS, REB
The Houston Rockets are both squarely in the hunt for Victor Wembanyama and dealing with injuries meaning their rotations are often quite strange. A beneficiary of late has been Kenyon Martin Jr, who has often found himself on the fringes of usage. In 7 of his last 9 games, Martin has scored more than 14 points, and in those same nine games he’s only failed to grab 7 or more rebounds once. A lot of times guys will be boom or bust and it averages itself out to respectable numbers. What has been most impressive about Martin is that his lines have been so consistent, which bodes well for
Drew Eubanks, F/C – Portland Trailblazers | 47% rostered
Best Stats: REB, BLK
Blazers starting Center Jusuf Nurkic went out with an apparent calf sprain early in Portland’s win over Memphis, in stepped Oregon’s own son, Drew Eubanks, admirably. Across 24 minutes Eubanks logged 11 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, and a steal.
Nurkic is set to be out at least until after the All-Star break, and while Eubanks won’t garner all of those missed minutes, he will see most of them. He is likely to be near a double-double output a game in that time, with at least a block per. Throughout the season he has often been more efficient and produced a better plus/minus than Nurkic.
Best Options For Assists
Given most of the best options listed above don’t generally produce solid assist numbers, here is a group of guys who could help fantasy managers chase down assists this week.
Killian Hayes, G – Detroit Pistons | 75% rostered
Immanuel Quickly, G – New York Knicks | 82% rostered
Jalen Suggs, G – Orlando Magic | 76% rostered
Delon Wright, G – Washington Wizards | 42% rostered