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The modified 2020 WNBA campaign is now available for season-long fantasy. Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are back and Sabrina Ionescu makes her debut.
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Jan. 14 - Jarrett Allen (CLE)

The trajectory of Jarrett Allen, one of the game's most intriguing young conventional centers, plateaued somewhat in Brooklyn as the Nets went from an overachieving team of upstarts to one headlined by veteran superstars. Still, Allen continued to show signs of promise. Now all of 22 years old, Allen will get his chance to be a part of a Cleveland Cavaliers core and his ceiling increases accordingly. The Cavs have a crowded frontcourt, yes, but no reason not to give Allen as much time and opportunity to develop as a long-term building block as he needs.Jarrett Allen Profile Page

Jan. 14 - Victor Oladipo (MIA)

It's been a long road back for Victor Oladipo, who missed much of the past two seasons to a quad injury, but the 28-year-old has looked solid in 2020-21. So solid, in fact, that the Rockets sought him back in return as part of the package they received in the four-team James Harden trade. Oladipo should be able to provide similar production in Houston to what he had been posting with the Indiana Pacers,Victor Oladipo Profile Page

Jan. 14 - Caris LeVert (IND)

One of the biggest winners from the monumental James Harden trade is Caris LeVert, or rather fantasy GMs that already have LeVert on their rosters. The big guard has shown time and time again that he's capable of great things when given the opportunity. Even when it seemed as though he'd be overshadowed by Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn he still found ways to flex his might on occasion. LeVert will join a solid Pacers program with less competition for touches and could see his production rise to new heights.Caris LeVert Profile Page

Jan. 14 - James Harden (BKL)

It's the end of an era in Houston and the start of a new beginning in Brooklyn. Suffice it to say, the move from the Rockets to the Nets will have a significant fantasy impact on James Harden. The 31-year-old will likely never have the ball in his hands as often as he did during his eight-year run but at least he'll be motivated to show up on a nightly basis again. Harden will still be a fantasy star - and could thrive so long as Kyrie Irving is out - but it stands to reason that his individual ceiling is lower on a team with Kevin Durant at the top of the pecking order.James Harden Profile Page

Jan. 14 - Hamidou Diallo (DET)

Among the many young players getting an opportunity to shine with a rebuilding Oklahoma City Thunder squad is Hamidou Diallo. The 22-year-old has shown that he can put up fantasy relevant point and rebound numbers if given the chance. Take a flyer on the 2018 second-round pick in dynasty or deep keeper leagues but approach the recent uptick in production with caution - anything can happen in broad scale player development situations like the one we're seeing in OKC.Hamidou Diallo Profile Page

Jan. 14 - Zion Williamson (NOR)

After an impressive but limited rookie campaign last season, Zion Williamson has managed to match his production in 2020-21. Eventually the 20-year-old will be expected to improve upon the 22 and 8 stat line he's put forth but, for now, Pels fans and fantasy GMs can at least view the fact that he's been on the court consistently as a win.Zion Williamson Profile Page

Jan. 14 - LaMelo Ball (CHA)

The returns from LaMelo Ball's first few weeks in the NBA are promising as the 19-year-old has shown that his statistical floor is incredibly high for a rookie. That all-around production makes Ball a worthwhile add in virtually any fantasy format and a tantalizing addition in keeper or dynasty leagues. If - or rather when - he improves what he brings to the table as a scorer, the sky is the limit.LaMelo Ball Profile Page

Jan. 14 - Tyler Herro (MIA)

Tyler Herro took his game to a new level in the bubble last summer and completely changed his short-term ceiling. That success has continued in 2020-21 as the 21-year-old has emerged as a threat to crack 20 or even 30 points on a nightly basis. The guard doesn't just get points, however, something that would be entirely understandable for somebody of his size and experience. As a result, Herro has appeal in re-draft leagues and dynasty leagues, he'll just need to become more consistent before he earns fantasy star status.Tyler Herro Profile Page

Jan. 6 - Mason Plumlee (DET)

The Pistons surprised the hoops world when they signed 30-year-old Mason Plumlee to a three-year deal this offseason. While the big man doesn't exactly fit their rebuilding timeline, he's capitalized on the opportunity and emerged as an early bargain in fantasy. Plumlee will never be a big time scorer but he's rebounding more with his additional workload and even showing some additional playmaking ability.Mason Plumlee Profile Page

Jan. 1 - Matisse Thybulle (PHI)

Matisse Thybulle made a name for himself as an elite perimeter defender in his rookie season so he'll be a mainstay in Philly's rotation for the foreseeable future. The question, for fantasy GMs at least, is what he's capable of offensively. We really didn't seen enough on that end of the ball in 2019-20 to justify rushing out to add him in redraft leagues and that hasn't changed through the first few games of the new season.Matisse Thybulle Profile Page

NBA News

Tom Ziller on LaMarcus Aldridge
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NetsDaily on Blake Griffin
Nets analytics-driven strategies impress even veteran Blake Griffin t.co t.co
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David Locke on Georges Niang
LOCKED ON JAZZ - Georges Niang evolution into bonafide rotation player, playing without Derrick Favors and Points Gained - t.co
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David Locke on Derrick Favors
LOCKED ON JAZZ - Georges Niang evolution into bonafide rotation player, playing without Derrick Favors and Points Gained - t.co
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Zach Lowe on Joel Embiid
Lowe Post podcast: Joel Embiid on his injury scare this season, how his knee feels, MVP, his diet, Triple H, his rage (in the delivery room!) at not making All-NBA, last season's misery, much more: Apple: t.co Spotify: t.co
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Zach Lowe on Paul George
Friday = 10 Things I Like + Don't Like, starring the Paul George Vengeance Tour, the king of the 1-on-2 steal, an unsung Laker, two guards going opposite directions in New Orleans, much more: t.co
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Brian Windhorst on Nikola Jokic
New podcast. ESPN straw poll of MVP voters shows massive lead for Nikola Jokic. The impact of injuries on the race leads to some argument (w/@TimBontemps & @espn_macmahon): t.co
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NBA on ESPN on Michael Jordan
18 years ago, Michael Jordan played his last NBA game against the 76ers. The 14-time All-Star had 15 points, four rebounds and four assists. t.co
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Kurt Helin on Anthony Davis
Three things to know: Anthony Davis cleared to practice, Celtics show why Lakers need him t.co
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Chuck Cooperstein on Jalen Brunson
Got to love the breathless NY-centric writing (Not reporting) here. Here's news: Jalen Brunson is really good. Yeah, NY may have its eyes on him, but about 20 other teams will too. If his Dad being hired is the lure, I can't see NY w/much of a shot. t.co
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Sportando on Juan Carlos Navarro
Barcelona hires Juan Carlos Navarro as new manager of basketball operations t.co
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Sportando on DeMarcus Cousins
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Sportando on Marcus Cousin
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