KEY 2017-18 Fantasy Basketball - Seasonal Rankings

Use these rankings to decide who to draft and where to draft them. FA rankings are based on a players short term and long term value with upside and injury risk factored in. Use these with confidence during your draft and throughout the season.

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Karl-Anthony Towns Headshot

Towns signed a five-year, $190 million super-maximum extension with the Timberwolves on Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Regarding the extension, Towns stated, "I promise to the fans, my teammates and the organization to keep the vision of the man who drafted me, Flip Saunders, alive and treat his dream of winning with respect and dignity. To the fans from Day One and the Timberwolves fans, this is for you."

Word emerged in mid-July that Towns and the Wolves began engaging in discussions regarding a maximum extension, and the deal has gotten done just prior to the beginning of training camp. Towns was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and hasn't missed a game in his first three seasons. He secured his first All-Star nod last year on the back of 21.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.4 blocks. Towns is also one of the most efficient big men in the league, shooting 54.5 percent from the field, 42.1 percent from three and 85.8 percent from the line in 2017-18. If Jimmy Butler's trade request is fulfilled, Towns could be in store for higher usage during the upcoming season.
Yesterday 8:55 pm (EST)
Deyonta Davis Headshot

Davis was waived by the Kings on Saturday, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Davis was acquired in a trade from Memphis during mid-July. It appears the Kings now have other plans for that roster spot, however. Davis is a candidate to land with another team for training camp considering he showed flashes last season. Across 15.2 minutes, he averaged 5.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and over half a block on 60.8 percent shooting.
Yesterday 5:13 pm (EST)
Tim Frazier Headshot

Frazier signed a training camp contract with the Bucks on Saturday.

Frazier played a backup role in Washington last season, seeing 14.2 minutes per game across 59 appearances. He averaged 3.0 points, 3.3 assists and 1.9 rebounds. He struggled shooting the ball, however, hitting just 39.5 percent of his looks from the field.
Yesterday 3:13 pm (EST)
Dirk Nowitzki Headshot

Nowitzki (ankle), according to coach Rick Carlisle, will be "very limited" early in camp, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.

Carlisle noted that Nowitzki did some light shooting and lifting Saturday, but is still feeling soreness in his ankle tendons. The veteran will presumably be brought back with heavy caution considering his history with the organization and overall mileage. He should be considered questionable for the start of preseason.
Yesterday 1:44 pm (EST)
Jimmy Butler Headshot

Butler's representatives have made the Timberwolves aware he will not be available for on-court activities once training camp commences, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic

The situation in Minnesota appears extra messy at the moment following news that Butler requested a trade earlier in the week. It was originally speculated that he may not report to camp, but this is the first official word. There is speculation that head coach Tom Thibodeau does not want to trade the star wing, but owner Glen Taylor is in favor of the move. It is unclear how long this saga will drag out, but all we know for sure is that Butler will not participate in camp once it kicks off.
Yesterday 12:47 pm (EST)
Omer Asik Headshot

Asik is dealing with inflammatory arthritis, and will be sidelined indefinitely.

Asik is coming off his roughest season as a pro, as he played in just 18 games and produced career lows across the board. He is set to make about $23 million through the 2019/20 season, which makes him very difficult to trade. Thus, the Bulls will have to wait for him to work his way back to basketball activities, which there is no clear timetable for.
Yesterday 10:40 am (EST)
Tyler Ulis Headshot

Ulis signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Warriors on Friday, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

Ulis was waived by the Suns prior to the kick off of free agency. He spent his first two seasons in Phoenix providing point guard depth, but saw a fair amount of playing time due to injuries ahead of him. Overall, the Kentucky product averaged 7.6 points, 4.1 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.5 triples across 21.1 minutes during his time there. He will presumably have a hard time earning a spot on the the Warriors' final roster heading into the season, but he will get an opportunity to make an impression.
Sep 21 9:29 pm (EST)
Bogdan Bogdanovic Headshot

Bogdanovic will undergo a minor knee surgery Monday and does not have a timetable for a return, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports. He suffered the injury playing for the Serbian national team last Monday.

Bogdanovic underwent a knee surgery in late April, which had a scheduled recovery time of 8-10 weeks. Shortly after getting healthy, he appears to have re-aggravated the issue. It's reportedly minor, but the news isn't encouraging less than a week away from the beginning of training camp. A timetable for a return may be established following the procedure. For now, he should be considered questionable for the preseason at best.
Sep 21 6:56 pm (EST)
Emeka Okafor Headshot

Okafor signed a contract with the 76ers on Friday, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.

The deal is a non-guaranteed minimum contract, so he'll essentially be trying out for the Sixers. Okafor has a fair shot at making the team considering the 76ers are relatively shallow at center behind Joel Embiid. Okafor appeared in 26 games last season with the Pelicans, averaging 4.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.0 block across 13.6 minutes.
Sep 21 6:50 pm (EST)
Jimmy Butler Headshot

Butler may not report to training camp next week if he's not traded, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.

News arrived earlier in the week that Butler has requested a trade. While the Timberwolves may be hesitant to move on from him quickly, Butler appears to be forcing his hand by possibly not coming to camp. Unless Minnesota hangs onto him for an extended period, the decision shouldn't affect his fantasy value.
Sep 21 4:50 pm (EST)
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