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Fantasy Basketball Weekly Rookie Report: Post-Trade Report Highs and Lows

Welcome back to the weekly edition of the fantasy basketball rookie report. Last week, I examined each contributing player and how they would be affected by the upcoming trade deadline. Not much has happened in that sense since the article, except the Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons swapping contracts. The effects on Bilal Coulibaly will be examined as well. Even without the trade deadline deals happening, injuries have plagued the league and rookies have gotten some run. We will break down each new contributor, and what their short and long-term potential is. This version won’t be as robust as the previously long trade deadline outlook, but it will offer different insights.

Fantasy Basketball Weekly Rookie Report: Post-Trade Report Highs and Lows

Like previous weekly articles, we will have risers, fence-sitters, and fallers from the complete breakdown.


Victor Wembanyama (C/PF, San Antonio Spurs, 19)

  • Last Week: 22.6 MPG, 22.7 PPG/12.0 RPG/4.3 APG/3.0 Stocks on 56.3%/25%/91.7%.
  • Short Term: Good daily fantasy pickup, but may be expensive. No reason to trade him away.
  • Long Term: Good luck trying to get him in a dynasty league.

Jaime Jaquez Jr. (SG/SF/PF, Miami Heat, 22)

  • Last Week: 28.5 MPG, 18.3 PPG/5.7 RPG/2.3 APG/0.7 Stocks on 58.3%/42.9%/76.9%.
  • Short Term: Worth investing in the rest of the season, but his usage rose from Jimmy Butler injury last week.
  • Long Term: Definitely a prospect to bet on. High point would be an above-average starter.

Scoot Henderson (PG/SG, Portland Trailblazers, 19)

  • Last week: 18.0 PPG/5.0 RPG/5.0 APG/1.3 Stocks on 32.1%/27.8%/59.1%
  • Short Term: Bad week for Scoot. Getting a ton of shots though!
  • Long Term: Buy lower. He is going to be more efficient for sure next season.

Jordan Hawkins (PG/SG/SF, New Orleans Pelicans, 21)

  • Last Week: 20.1 MPG, 14.3 PPG/1.8 RPG/1.5 APG/0.8 Stocks on 59.4%/57.9%/80%.
  • Short Term: Shooters shoot. Rotational piece again!
  • Long Term: Buy!

Jarace Walker (PF, Indiana Pacers, 20)

  • Last Week: 1 Game played. Played very well!
  • Short Term: Wait and see. Could be dealt.
  • Long Term: See above.

GG Jackson (SF/PF/C, Memphis Grizzlies, 19)

  • Last Week: 21.8 MPG, 15.7 PPG/5.7 RPG/1.0 APG/2.0 Stocks, on 57.1%/53.8%/72.7%
  • Short Term: With all of the injuries, place a bet on GG Jackson if you need to.
  • Long Term: Any development time is good time. Worth taking in a trade package.

Cam Whitmore (SF/PF, Houston Rockets, 19)

  • Last Week: 11.6 MPG, 5.4 PPG/0.9 RPG/0.7 APG/0.3 Stocks on 36.5%/32.1%/77.8%.
  • Short Term: Getting more minutes, having good minutes. Deeper league buy only.
  • Long Term: Buy! Winning environment is good for development.

Ausar Thompson (SG/SF/PF, Detroit Pistons, 20)

  • Last Week: 20.2 MPG, 7.0 PPG/7.3 RPG/1.0 APG/1.3 Stocks on 52.9%/0.0%/75.0%.
  • Short Term: Thompson has gotten more minutes, and is a contributor as a 20-minute player.
  • Long Term: Still a good dynasty prospect!

Brandin Podziemski (SG/SF, Golden State Warriors, 20)

  • Last Week: 28.8 MPG, 9.5 PPG/6.5 RPG/3.3 APG/1.5 Stocks on 42.5%/21.4%/50%.
  • Short Term: The shooting last week has me a little concerned, but the rebounds and assists make up for everything.
  • Long Term: Part of the future of the Warriors unless traded. Then they’ll be part of the future elsewhere.

Duop Reath (C, Portland Trailblazers, 27)

  • Last Week: 29.1 MPG, 13.0 PPG/6.3 RPG/2.0 APG/1.0 stocks on 42.1%/31.3%/86.7%.
  • Short Term: Getting more minutes, worth the pickup given shooting!
  • Long Term: Older prospect worth the time due to significant minutes this season! A shooting big.

Trayce Jackson-Davis (PF/C, Golden State Warriors, 23)

  • Last Week: 16.7 MPG, 11.0 PPG/4.0 RPG/1.3 APG/1.5 Stocks on 73.1%/60 FT%.
  • Short Term: Doing well in less than 20 minutes of play!
  • Long Term: Definitely in the future plans of the Warriors or a team that trades for him.

Keyonte George (PG, Utah Jazz, 20)

  • Last Week: 24.2 MPG, 13.3 PPG/1.8 RPG/4.3 APG/0.8 Stocks on 41%/28%/87.5%.
  • Short Term: Efficiency down but production up. Still waiting on deadline decisions.
  • Long Term: Getting valuable development time, still PG of Utah’s future.

Amen Thompson (SG/SF/PF, Houston Rockets, 20)

  • Last Week: 20.2 MPG, 8.0 PPG/4.0 RPG/2.0 APG/1.5 SPG on 51.9%/80 FT%.
  • Short Term: Doesn’t shoot threes often, not as good of a rebounder as Ausar. Getting minutes now!
  • Long Term: Developing in a winning environment is good. I’d buy lower than beginning of season.

Leonard Miller (SF/PF, Minnesota Timberwolves, 20)

  • Last Week: 7.9 MPG, 4.0 PPG/2.0 RPG/2.0 Stocks on 50%/0% 3P. No free throws.
  • Short Term: Not getting enough minutes to matter. Wait until post-deadline to see.
  • Long Term: Good buy low spot,


Toumani Camara (SF/PF, Portland Trailblazers, 23)

  • Last Week: 26.5 MPG, 7.3 PPG/4.0 RPG/1.0 APG/1.7 Stocks on 38.1%/18.2%/66.7%.
  • Short Term: Production is about even with his entire season, hasn’t done much improving yet. There are spurts. Not worth it in smaller leagues.
  • Long Term: Definitely a buy.

Anthony Black (PG/SG, Orlando Magic, 20)

  • Last Week: 21.2 MPG, 7.0 PPG/3.5 RPG/1.0 APG/1.5 Stocks on 55.6%/0%/50%
  • Short Term: FG% still good, but not getting a lot of assists as a PG. Buy low now before trade deadline deals.
  • Long Term: See above. Buy!

Kris Murray (SF/PF/C, Portland Trailblazers, 23)

  • Last Week: 23.3  MPG, 8.0 PPG/2.0 RPG/1.3 APG/1.7 Stocks on 45%/36.4%/66.7%
  • Short Term: Getting good minutes! Decent production. Wait and see on Jerami Grant.
  • Long Term: Buy, the Murrays are good shooters.

Marcus Sasser (PG/SG, Detroit Pistons, 23)

  • Last Week: 12.8 MPG, 4.0 PPG/1.7 RPG/5.3 APG/1.0 Stocks on 37.5%/0%/0%.
  • Short Term: Assists through the roof thanks to Alec Burks and crew. Not a short-term player.
  • Long Term: Buy in deeper leagues, worth the backup PG spot.

Nick Smith Jr. (SG/PG/SF, Charlotte Hornets, 19)

  • Last Week: 22.0 MPG, 8.0 PPG/3.7 RPG/2.0 APG/0 Stocks on 34.5%/23.1%/50%
  • Short Term: Terry Rozier trade likely incoming. Not worth it for short-term leagues.
  • Long Term: Worth it in deeper long-term leagues, buy now!

Bilal Coulibaly (SG/SF, Washington Wizards, 19)

  • Last Week: 25.8 MPG, 6.3 PPG/5.3 RPG/2.0 APG/1.4 Stocks on 29.4%/25%/80%.
  • Short Term: Buy! More minutes as the deadline gets closer.
  • Long Term: Buy! Has shown an ability to do more than score.

Andre Jackson Jr. (SG/SF/PG, Milwaukee Bucks, 22)

  • Last Week: 17.8 MPG, 3.3 PPG/4.7 RPG/2.3 APG/0.3 Stocks on 50%/0%/0%
  • Short Term: Getting better and better at the other stuff. Deeper league buy only.
  • Long Term: See above!


Brandon Miller (SF/PF, Charlotte Hornets, 21)

  • Last Week: 18.7 MPG, 8.0 PPG/1.5 RPG/1.5 APG/0.5 Stocks on 33.3%/57.1%/50%
  • Short Term: Drastic decrease in minutes. Still a great 3P% player. Buy in dips like this.
  • Long Term: Buy when he dips like this. A long term shooter.

Taylor Hendricks (PF/SF, Utah Jazz, 20)

  • Last Week: Negligible stats. 3.5 minutes per game.
  • Short Term: Not getting any playing time.
  • Long Term: Not sure what to do with the Jazz rookies outside of George, to be honest.
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