Trade Deadline 2023 Fantasy Rundown

  • While most of the moving and shaking around the league happens in the offseason, the trade deadline allows teams one of their last opportunties to make substantial change to their rosters to attempt to achieve their ultimate goal, whether that be to compete or improve their odds of earning a top pick in the draft. In this article, we’ll be focused on analyzing the fantasy impacts of all the notable trades that go down between now and February 9.

    January 23

    Rui Hachimura
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers
    Kendrick Nunn
    G, Washington Wizards

    Let’s just get Nunn out of the way first. He has absolutely no value in redraft formats as his inclusion in the trade was likely just for salary-matching purposes. The Wizards might even cut Nunn in order to free up a roster spot for the impressive improvement they’ve seen from two-way standout Jordan Goodwin.

    Now on to the meat of this trade. While Rui Hachimura could have some standard league value in category formats with the Lakers and this trade definitely increases his fantasy value overall, his stat set allows us to doubt his ability to get inside the top-100 this season. It’s possible, so be sure to add him to watch-lists to see what kind of opportunity he sees over the next 14 days. The shallow formats that Hachimura is more likely to have impacts in are points leagues since his inability to garner defensive stats don’t sting nearly as much as they do in category leagues. He’s definitely worth a low-end grab in 12-team points leagues with his move to Los Angeles.

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