2017 NBA Fantasy Basketball Waiver Advice: Feb. 17 Cover Image
2017 NBA Fantasy Basketball Waiver Advice: Feb. 17
Justin Fensterman
Tyreke Evans Headshot

Evans is part of an agreed upon five-player deal sending the swingman from the Pelicans to the Kings, sources said Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

Evans has been struggling from the perimeter in New Orleans, so perhaps a change of scenery will do him some good. It is the second tour of duty for Evans in Sacto, as he spent his first four NBA seasons there, including a career-high 20.1 points in his rookie season of 2009-10. With Rudy Gay (Achilles) done for the season and DeMarcus Cousins going to New Orleans, Evans has a good chance of being one of the team's primary scoring options with a huge bump in fantasy appeal in the process.
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Buddy Hield Headshot

Hield will be traded to Sacramento along with Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, and a future first and second-round draft pick in exchange for Demarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

Hield will head to Sacramento and join the Kings' backcourt in what is one of the biggest blockbuster deals in recent memory. The loss of Cousins means the Kings could yet again be in rebuilding mode, with the team now lacking a certified impact player. Hield joins a crowded Sacramento frontcourt that already comprises of Arron Afflalo, Ben McLemore, Garrett Temple, Ty Lawson and Darren Collison, so it will be interesting to see how he is utilized, especially with Tyreke Evans also joining the Kings' ranks. The rookie guard is currently averaging 8.6 points and 2.9 rebounds on the season.
5 hours ago
Langston Galloway Headshot

Galloway was part of an agreed upon five-player trade which sends the shooting guard from the Pelicans to the Kings, sources said Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

Galloway had carved out a nice role for himself recently in New Orleans with Tyreke Evans (ankle) on the shelf and E'Twaun Moore (personal) sidelined. He will go with Evans and rookie Buddy Hield to Sacramento where he is likely to battle Arron Afflalo and Ben McLemore for playing time. This deal doesn't do a lot to help Galloway's fantasy appeal.
5 hours ago
Omri Casspi Headshot

Casspi is part of a an agreed upon five-player trade from the Kings to the Pelicans, sources said Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

Casspi is averaging 5.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game over 22 games (two starts). It's uncertain if he'll actually play in New Orleans or have his contract bought out, as DeMarcus Cousins is clearly the trophy in his huge deal. If Casspi ends up in New Orleans he might fill the role of Langston Galloway, who was the backup shooting guard. He could also see some time at small forward, where New Orleans isn't quite as deep with only Solomon Hill in the way.
5 hours ago
DeMarcus Cousins Headshot

Cousins will be traded to the Pelicans in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a future first and a future second-round pick, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.

After months of trade rumors, Cousins is finally on the move. He will join Anthony Davis in New Orleans and become a part of what is now one of the premier frontcourts in the NBA. While the Pelicans were forced to give up Hield, Evans, and Galloway, they only traded away one future first-round pick and were able to hold on to both Davis and key piece Jrue Holiday. Cousins is averaging 27.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists this season and provides the Pelicans with an impact player as they try to make a push in this year's playoff race.
5 hours ago
Derrick Jones Headshot

Jones made the final round of Saturday's Verizon Slam Dunk Contest, before falling to winner Glenn Robinson III.

The Suns rookie showed some impressive hops during the contest, including an opening-round dunk in which he soared over four people before putting home a one-handed slam. Jones has seen very little action for the Suns this season, not surprising for a skinny 20-year-old who only left UNLV early after he was deemed academically ineligible by the NCAA, but he has the length and athleticism to eventually develop into a useful player.
21 hours ago
Glenn Robinson Headshot

Robinson defeated Derrick Jones, Eric Gordon and DeAndre Jordan in Saturday's Verizon Slam Dunk Contest.

With two-time defending champ Zach LaVine (knee) not participating, the field was wide open, and Robinson seized his opportunity with arguably the two most impressive dunks of the night, including a full two-handed pump reverse jam after leaping over three people to cap his final round victory over Jones. Robinson has been in and out of Indiana's starting lineup this season without much to show for it statistically, but Saturday's win could give him the confidence to lock down a starting role down the stretch.
21 hours ago
Kemba Walker Headshot

Walker made it to the final round of Saturday's JBL Three-Point Contest, losing to eventual winner Eric Gordon.

He came up short, however, as his final-round 17 was topped by Gordon and Kyrie Irving's 20, before Gordon claimed the title in an overtime round. Walker's enjoying a career year for the Hornets, averaging 22.5 points and 2.7 three-pointers per game, but he'll need to get a little more help after the All-Star break from his teammates if Charlotte is going to pull themselves up into a playoff spot.
21 hours ago
Kyrie Irving Headshot

Irving lost in the final round to Eric Gordon in Saturday's JBL Three-Point Contest.

He went down swinging, forcing Gordon to an overtime round when they each scored 20 in the finals, but Irving's 18 in overtime proved to be not quite enough. The 24-year-old is on pace for a career year with the Eastern Conference-leading Cavs, averaging 24.4 points and 2.4 threes per game, and his usage could even increase after the All-Star break due to Kevin Love's knee injury.
21 hours ago
Eric Gordon Headshot

Gordon won Saturday's JBL Three-Point Contest, needing an overtime round to defeat Kyrie Irving.

He and Irving each scored 20 in the final round, topping Kemba Walker's 17, to force the extra set of shots. Gordon finished with a flurry, draining 11 of his final 12 three-pointers, to claim the title. The Rockets' sharpshooter, who's averaging a career-high 3.5 threes per game this season, follows in the footsteps of long range specialists such as Jason Kapono, Jeff Hornacek and Steve Kerr in winning his first Three-Point Contest.
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