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Either way, it appears Gordon's days in New Orleans are over. The veteran guard averaged 15.2 points per game in 2015-16, and is a decent mid to late round option in drafts if you are looking for some scoring, but Gordon does not offer much else.
This Howard signing virtually closes the door on the Al Horford reunion, too. Howard returns to his hometown in Atlanta, a team he's been linked to every time he's ever been a free agent. Howard teams up with Paul Millsap down low to form a very solid duo. Howard should be a very strong fantasy candidate as he instantly becomes the Hawks number two option, just like he was in Houston. The difference is the Hawks don't have a ball dominant player like James Harden was.
This is an interesting signing seeing how they just traded away a better version of Jeff Green last year in Tobias Harris. That said, Green provides the Magic with a lot of versatility. Although he can play multiple positions, the Magic have an influx of power-forwards already so we imagine he's going to play a lot at small-forward this season. Green is likely going to come off of the bench this season, and $15M is a lot for a bench player. He's a very sketchy fantasy player as he never strings together a bunch of solid performances in a row.
Arthur's contract is worth $23 million, so he'll make nearly $8M per season. Arthur is an excellent role player and the Nuggets retained him on an extremely reasonable contract. Arthur averaged 7.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season.
With the amount of money some players are getting this offseason, there was no question one of the ten best point-guards in the association was going to command a max contract. Conley is one of the better two-way PG's in the league and has to enjoy the team going out and spending money to improve their team, signing Chandler Parsons. A Conley, Gasol, Parsons trio could really be excellent and lead them to a high-seed out West.
The 28-year old sharp-shooter hasn't been talked about much this offseason, but could be a game changer for whomever lands his services. Houston hopes it's them as he would fit with the team like a glove. Houston loves to spread the floor and have James Harden drive and kick to open shooters, something Anderson does very well. He's a career 37-percent three-point shooter and just last year averaged 17.0 points per game coming off of the Pelicans bench. If Anderson lands in Houston, his fantasy value could reach an all-time high.
A player who averaged 14.7 minutes, 4.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game last season got a $52M contract. All hell has broke loose. Hill has never been one to play extended minutes but with this type of deal, we should expect him to be a rotation regular for New Orleans. Maybe even a starter.
The new NBA salary continues to shock the world as the league's biggest pest will make $9.5M per year over the next four seasons with his new contract. Minutes were opened up with the ban on O.J. Mayo and loss of Jerryd Bayless. Dellavedova should see a lot more playing time in Milwaukee than he ever did in Cleveland. He still won't be worth much in fantasy, however.
This is a great addition for the Grizzlies who need to resign Mike Conley to complete their offseason. Parsons was having a fantastic second half of the 2015 season before going down with a season-ending injury. Parsons can do it all and this addition helps the Grizzlies adapt to the small-ball lineups most NBA teams are already implementing. Parsons can play with or without the ball, so pairing him up with Marc Gasol is going to do him wonders. Parsons is going to be a great fantasy option over the next four seasons. As long as he can stay healthy that is.
Evan Fournier and the Orlando Magic agree to a five year, $85 million contract extension. The 23 year old shooting guard had a breakout season for Orlando after some mediocre time spent in Denver. The trading away of Victor Oladipo was an indicator of the Magics' faith in the frenchman, and their belief that he will continue to develop into one of the leagues most dangerous front court threats.