Rose is looking to start fresh in New York, as he has not played in more than 66 games since the 2010-'11 season. In 2015-'16 Rose averaged 16.4 points and 4.7 assists. The Knicks go into the season with Rose, Anthony and youngster Kristaps Porzingis, which figures to be a talented core. Rose is worth drafting, but do not overpay for him.
Carroll is looking to be ready for the season opener, and still has a little time to get to that point. In his first season in Toronto, the veteran averaged 11 points and 4.7 rebounds. There is some sleeper potential here.
Durant shocked the hoops world when he decided to join the Warriors, instead of beating them. While he says it will be easy, there is only one ball to go around. It would hard to think the Warriors stars will not all take a bit of a hit in fantasy production, but Durant, Curry, and Green still figure to be big contributors in fantasy.
Since being the sixth overall pick in the 2007 draft, Jianlian has averaged 7.9 points in his time in the NBA, however, he has not played in the league since 2012. He has played in China since then, and has posted some solid numbers. It remains to be seen how much improved he will be against the best competition in the world. Ignore him for now in all formats.
Exum has not played since his rookie season of 2014-15, and with the Jazz acquiring Pacers' veteran point guard George Hill, the youngster figures to begin the year coming off the bench. He does not figure to get enough minutes to warrant your consideration on draft day 2016. Ignore him for now in all formats.
Davis was working over the off season to add some bulk to his frame. Hopefully for him, this is just a minor injury, and he can continue to work to be a bench option in the forecourt for Portland this season. He has serious competition to make the squad, so he needs to get back on the court soon to demonstrate his value.
It is interesting to hear the Trail Blazers Head Coach not refer to their big ticket free agent addition as a starter but instead as a backup. Portland could be trying to light a fire under the former Ohio State star and getting him to produce up to the contract but it's still interesting talk. Turner should be the starting small forward for Portland at should be targeted late in the mid-rounds.
Curry will be the hottest free agent next year just as his new teammate Kevin Durant was this offseason. He has some health issues that will follow him to wherever he lands next, though likely to be back with Golden State. The trick for Golden State will be to work the cap space to be able to keep him, Durant, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green on the roster together, though the NBA salary cap is expected to jump significantly again next year.
Carroll was a walking injury bug last season with the in-season knee injury, hyperextended elbow, hip pointer, twister ankle, among others and wasn't terribly healthy in the playoffs. Now that a new season is upon us, he is looking at limited work in the preseason for the Raptors as they try to get him into the regular season feeling 100 percent.
There was some thought that with James Harden having the ball in his hand more for possessions, that Beverley would be cast aside in favor of Eric Gordon, however Head Coach Mike D'Antoni said he prefers Beverley's defensive prowess and three point shooting to be in the lineup. He is iffy on just how much production he will have for fantasy purposes however as he is another guy that is generally more useful in reality than fantasy most nights.