It finally happened: Chris Paul is traded away from the Hornets.
The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed in principle to a deal with the New Orleans Hornets. Here’s the breakdown:
Los Angeles Clippers get: CP3, two future second-round picks
New Orleans Hornets get: Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu and Minnesota’s unprotected 2012 first-round draft pick
Here’s a quick list of fantasy implications:
- This is good news for Paul. Sure, he was a surefire top four pick before the trade, but CP3 is going from playing point guard for a hollow Hornets squad that lost David West to passing and lobbing it to Blake Griffin, who isn’t a bad finisher at the rim. I’d still take CP3 at No. 3 or 4 overall, but this trade is good for him, mentally and for — wait for it — basketball reasons. Griffin should benefit a bit from having Paul feed him the rock, but it’s not a significant bump to his fantasy value. (continue reading…)
Though that horrible “L” word has finally slammed the NBA’s doors shut, fantasy basketball fans can rest assured that this young (and abruptly suspended) offseason has already offered morsels of activity to chew on. Old faces have landed in new places, which means there’s some fantasy analysis to be had.
Here’s a look at how these early-summer trades will impact fantasy basketball once this real-life mess gets sorted out. (continue reading…)
NBA GMs appears to have caught some kind of trading fever this season. There was a frenzy of activity near the 3 p.m. EST trade deadline Thursday, which leaves us with a mess of transactions to sift through and discuss. Below is a quick overview of the fantasy implications of the last trades of the 2010-11 NBA season. A full discussion of these trades will be posted on DimeMag.com soon.
1) Houston Rockets get Hasheem Thabeet; Memphis Grizzlies get Shane Battier
↔ Shane Battier
↔ Hasheem Thabeet
↑ Chase Budinger (solid pickup)
↔ Terrence Williams
↔ Chuck Hayes (continue reading…)
With a few more hours to go before this season’s NBA trade deadline expires at 3 p.m. EST today, we have some more deals to discuss. Baron Davis, Mo Williams and Kirk Hinrich were all part of deals that happened after the trades involving Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams. Below is a quick look at the fantasy basketball implications of these recent deals. If you want more than colors and arrows, head on over to DimeMag.com to read my fuller perspectives. (continue reading…)
Just when you thought it was safe… A surprising trade emerged today sending Deron Williams to the New Jersey Nets. The Nets also made a deal with the Golden State Warriors involving the great Troy Murphy. So raise your White Russians to Mikhail Prokhorov and settle in to peruse the quick fantasy implications below. For my wordier take on the deals, head on over to DimeMag.com.
New Jersey Nets get: Deron Williams, Dan Gadzuric and Brandan Wright
↔ Deron Williams (monitor his happiness levels)
↑ Kris Humphries (continue reading…)