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    2022 Draft Order

    1. Uncle Drew (renewed)
    2. CODO45 (renewed)
    3. MOC6-DyNasTy-Rebuild (3rd Pick) (renewed)
    4. Inglorious Basketballers (renewed)
    5. Axe Capital (renewed)
    6. Pygmy Jesus (renewed)
    7. Springfield Shooting Stars (renewed)
    8. Deeeeetroit Basketball (renewed)
    9. DCinthe313 (renewed)
    10. 3-Kings4 (renewed)
    11. TriplePlay (renewed)
    12. AnonHOOP3 (renewed)

    Key Dates:
    Aug 1st - List team for sale deadline
    3rd Sat Sep (17th)- Team sales finalized
    4th Sat Sep (24th) - Draft cutdown to 12 players
    Oct 1st - Rookie/Free-Agent draft begins
    One week before season (Oct 12th) - Cutdown to 20 players

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    Axe Capital000.0
    Deeeeetroit Basketball000.0
    Inglorious Basketballers000.0
    MOC6-DyNasTy-Rebuild (3rd Pick)000.0
    Pygmy Jesus000.0
    Springfield Shooting Stars000.0
    Uncle Drew000.0
  • Player Notes
    Jamal Murray Mon Sep 26 9:50pm

    Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (knee) reportedly feels normal and he's excited to get back on the court this season. He did not play at all last season while he recovered from an ACL tear in his left knee. The Nuggets are going to be cautious with Murray right away. He's expected to play during the preseason, but he won't be out there for every preseason game. Fantasy managers shouldn't be shocked if the Nuggets decide to have Murray on a minutes limit to begin the season. Despite that, Murray should hold top-30 value once he's able to get back to full strength.

    Kawhi Leonard Mon Sep 26 9:50pm

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (knee) is planning on participating during training camp. The expectation is that Leonard will be good to go during Tuesday's practice. It doesn't sound like the team has any plans on limiting Leonard right away. The hope is that Leonard will be fully ready to play when the regular season begins. He has been rehabbing his knee for basically a year, so Leonard should be ready to go. Fantasy managers might finally get a full season out of Leonard, but we'll see how cautious the Clippers are with him.

    Ivica Zubac Mon Sep 26 9:30pm

    Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (ankle) should be ready for the beginning of training camp. The 25-year-old big man reportedly tweaked his ankle during a recent Eurobasket tournament. Despite that, Zubac should be ready early in training camp and isn't expected to miss much time at all. He averaged career highs in points (10.3), rebounds (8.5), assists (1.6) last season. The Clippers don't have many options at center, so Zubac should see plenty of playing time. The expectation is that Robert Covington will cut into his minutes, but Zubac should still have low-end fantasy value.

    Zion Williamson Mon Sep 26 9:30pm

    New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (foot) reportedly feels great heading into training camp. The 22-year-old mentioned that he can moves faster and jumps higher than he could before. It appears that Williamson has fully recovered from a foot fracture that sidelined him all of last season. He also mentioned that he has learned a lot from a nutrition standpoint. The superstar forward looks to be in incredible shape heading into the season. He could be in for a huge bounce season year, so fantasy managers shouldn't sleep on Williamson.

    Ben Simmons Mon Sep 26 9:20pm

    Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons has been cleared for practice on Tuesday. He is reportedly ready to go, but you can never be confident when it comes to Simmons. It sounds like he has been practicing with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Possibly, things are finally going in the right direction for Simmons. He'll be a boom-or-bust fantasy option heading into the season. He's worth snagging towards the later rounds because his potential outweighs the risk.

    Marquese Chriss Mon Sep 26 9:20pm

    Houston Rockets forward Marquese Chriss (knee) is not expected to be ready to participate once training camp opens. The 25-year-old is still working his way back from knee surgery, which could sideline him heading into the regular season. He was traded to Houston earlier in the offseason, but isn't a great fit for this team. The Rockets have a logjam at forward, which is bad news for Chriss. It's possible he doesn't even have a role in the rotation once he's healthy. Chriss didn't bring much to the table last season, so he can be ignored heading into draft day.

    P.J. Tucker Mon Sep 26 9:10pm

    Philadelphia 76ers forward P.J. Tucker (knee) is expected to be a full participant during training camp. The veteran forward underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee. Despite that, it sounds like Tucker will be completely fine heading into the season. Tucker is expected to be the starting small forward and should have a big role on this roster. Fantasy managers should consider Tucker a late-round flier on draft day. This roster is loaded, but he should be a useful option in 9-cat leagues.

    Zach LaVine Mon Sep 26 9:00pm

    Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (knee) is not expected to have any restrictions heading into the season. This is great news after LaVine underwent surgery in May to repair his left knee issue. It sounds like LaVine is going to be fully healthy heading into the season, which is great to hear. He'll likely see an increased role as the ball handler with Lonzo Ball (knee) uncertain for the season opener. LaVine has been bothered by lingering knee issues for a long time, so hopefully he can finally put it all behind him. He'll be a strong fantasy option on a nightly basis, assuming he can stay on the court.

    Dean Wade Sun Sep 25 2:50pm

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward Dean Wade has agreed to a three-year, $18.5 million contract extension. The 25-year-old wasn't a regular producer for the Cavaliers last season. However, throughout his 28 spot starts in 201-22, he averaged 7.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.5 assists while shooting 37.5% from deep. With that said, Wade will likely get minutes during the year but isn't predicted to do much to benefit fantasy managers, although he may have some decent showings here and there.

    Markelle Fultz Sun Sep 25 2:30pm

    Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz (toe) fractured his left big toe during a workout. Fortunately, he won't need surgery, although he is now in a walking boot and likely to miss training camp, if not longer. The 24-year-old has been plagued by plenty of injuries throughout his career, playing 19 games or less in four of his five years in the league. Fultz already wasn't a popular fantasy option due to his inability to stay healthy, so the latest ailment certainly won't help things. Nevertheless, without a definitive return date for Fultz, Cole Anthony could be more featured than he was predicted heading into the 2022-23 campaign. R.J. Hampton may also get more involved.

    Keldon Johnson Sun Sep 25 2:20pm

    San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson (shoulder) is expected to miss the beginning of training camp. The 22-year-old dislocated his right shoulder during an open gym session. However, he's forecasted to be ready for the 2022-23 campaign. Johnson averaged 17.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and shot 39.8% from deep last season. With Dejounte Murray now in Atlanta, Johnson is predicted to be the primary offensive focus for the Spurs this season. While the injury is concerning, fantasy managers shouldn't let it discourage them from drafting him unless things take a turn for the worse moving ahead.

    Nick Richards Fri Sep 23 10:40pm

    Charlotte Hornets center Nick Richards has been getting praise from head coach Steve Clifford. The 24-year-old has reportedly looked good during training camp. Despite that, Richards is expected to remain the backup center heading into the season. Mason Plumlee should be the starter, but Richards could see a decent role behind him. Although, it's worth mentioning that P.J. Washington and Mark Williams will see playing time as well. Richards will have to battle if he wants consistent minutes in the rotation. However, he could end up carving out a role for himself and having some deep league value.

    Jalen Johnson Fri Sep 23 10:40pm

    Atlanta Hawks forward Jalen Johnson is going to get more playing time next season, according to head coach Nate McMillan. He continued by saying that Johnson has looked really good during workouts. Finally, fantasy managers will get to see what Johnson can do after he underwent knee surgery in the offseason. The frontcourt is crowded, but it sounds like Johnson is going to be in the mix. He'd need to have a consistent role to hold standard league value, but he should at least be on the fantasy radar.

    Bogdan Bogdanovic Fri Sep 23 10:30pm

    Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) is not going to be 100 percent ready for training camp, according to general manager Landry Fields. It sounds like the goal is to get Bogdanovic ready in time for the season opener. However, the team wants to be cautious here after Bogdanovic underwent knee surgery. His fantasy value could be on the decline with two ball-dominant players in the backcourt. There should still be value from Bogdanovic, but a top-100 season seems unlikely right now.

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Fri Sep 23 10:30pm

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (knee) might not be ready for the season opener, according to team president Sam Presti. The team announced that Gilgeous-Alexander will be re-evaluated in two weeks, but the organization wants to be cautious with their young guard. It's worth noting that SGA has played in a total of 91 games over the last two seasons. The Thunder have been extremely cautious with him, so fantasy managers should expect that to continue. There should be more information in the coming weeks, but it sounds like fantasy managers could be without Gilgeous-Alexander for the beginning of the season.

    Luguentz Dort Fri Sep 23 10:20pm

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Luguentz Dort (shoulder) is expected to be 100 percent healthy heading into training camp. This is great to hear after Dort underwent surgery on his shoulder in March. The Thunder have invested quite a lot of money in Dort with a five year deal worth $87.5 million. He's expected to be a key player for this organization going forward. He's strong on both sides of the court and could be a borderline top-100 player, assuming everything falls into place for him.

    Kawhi Leonard Thu Sep 22 4:00pm

    LA Clippers small forward Kawhi Leonard (knee) has been cleared to play in 5-on-5 action during the upcoming NBA preseason, but that doesn't mean he will be a full-go to begin the year, per Clippers president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank. Leonard missed all of the 2021-22 year as he recovered from a torn right ACL, which he sustained during the '21 playoffs. Frank expressed "we will be very cautious and take a methodical approach," to Leonard's rehab, which could mean the 31-year-old will face some extensive early-season restrictions, along with potentially resting at least one leg of back-to-backs. DFS managers can continue to target Leonard when cleared -- he has averaged 26.2 PPG over his last 169 regular-season games -- although season-long managers will have a more difficult time calculating his overall output.

    Saben Lee Thu Sep 22 3:50pm

    The Utah Jazz have reportedly acquired veteran center Kelly Olynyk and combo guard Saben Lee from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Bojan Bogdanovic, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Olynyk will be joining his fourth organization in the past three seasons, having spent just one year with the Pistons, where he averaged 9.1 PPG over 40 contests. Utah will have a new-look roster come the start of the 2022-23 season and Olynyk could figure prominently into the team's frontcourt alongside Walker Kessler and the newly acquired Cody Zeller. Lee's role is less clear in a crowded backcourt; the 23-year-old averaged 5.6 PPG over each of the past two seasons with Detroit.

    James Wiseman Thu Sep 22 3:30pm

    Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman (knee) has been consistently participating in pickup games at the team's facility over the past month, head coach Steve Kerr revealed, citing that the team is looking to find ways to integrate the 21-year-old into the rotation. The second overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft did not suit up last season due to knee issues, which allowed Kevon Looney to emerge as the team's starting center and defensive stalwart, culminating in the veteran inking a three-year, $25.5 million extension. Wiseman has appeared in just 39 regular-season games (27 starts) but he has averaged 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in that time. The big man's fantasy viability is unclear as Golden State determines his role in the rotation at the start of the '22-23 year.

    Bojan Bogdanovic Thu Sep 22 3:20pm

    The Detroit Pistons have reportedly landed small/power forward Bojan Bogdanovic in a deal with the Utah Jazz, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The trade will reportedly send veteran big man Kelly Olynyk and young guard Saben Lee headed back to the rebuilding Jazz, as the Pistons are likely to slot the 33-year-old sharpshooter into a prominent frontcourt role. Bogdanovic has taken his scoring to the next level over the past three seasons with Utah, averaging 18.4 PPG over 204 contests, all while knocking down triples at a 39.7 percent clip. The acquisition of Bogdanovic, who is entering the final season of a four-year deal, signals Detroit's desire to potentially push for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, which should bode well for the fantasy upside of the native of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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