How Trades and Free Agency Rumors Impact Fantasy Value
How Trades and Free Agency Rumors Impact Fantasy Value

The NBA Finals came to an end more than a week ago, but the NBA's perpetual news cycle hasn't slowed down one bit. In fact, if anything, it's picked up steam as free agency approaches.

Thursday night's NBA Draft represents a significant tentpole in the league's offseason, and with all 60 picks now set, we have a better understanding of what to expect come July 1. While our final Fantasy projections won't be solidified until the dust settles on free agency, now is the time to survey the landscape and address the Fantasy ramifications of what's already transpired since the 2018-19 season came to a close.

Anthony Davis to the Lakers

By far the biggest move of the offseason to date, Davis finally getting his wish and heading West to Los Angeles represents a massive shift in power. Pairing Davis with a rejuvenated LeBron James automatically puts the Lakers near the front of the title chase, but they'll first need to fill out what's otherwise a barren roster. How, exactly, Rob Pelinka goes about doing that remains to be seen, but what we know now is Davis and LeBron will form arguably the best 1-2 punch in the NBA.

Fantasy-wise, LeBron James is going to be LeBron James. He's played with superstars in the past, and his Fantasy value has been impenetrable. A some point, James' mileage is going to catch up with him, but when he was on the court last season, he was as effective as ever.

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