The 2022 NBA trade deadline has come and gone. Now it's time for Fantasy managers to evaluate the changes and adjust their rosters accordingly for the back half of the season. Plenty of players have had their fantasy value raised or lowered over the last week, and we've identified a few to keep an eye on as the All-Star break approaches.
So who should managers try to buy and sell? Here are five targets to consider trading for or dealing away:
Three to buy
- Domantas Sabonis: The Kings gave up Buddy Hield and Tyrese Haliburton to bring in a do-it-all big man, and Sabonis delivered in his first-ever game with Sacramento. He amassed 22 points, 14 rebounds, and five assists. His ball-handling and playmaking responsibilities will survive the move, and it appears like his shot volume could get a nice bump as well. Sabonis averaged just over 12 shots per game in Indiana but took 19 shots in his Kings debut. Sabonis was a top-three power forward before getting traded and should put up monster numbers for the rest of the year.
- De'Aaron Fox: Fox is also a big winner in the aftermath of the Kings-Pacers trade. There's much less competition in the backcourt, and the fifth-year guard has thrived offensively with Davion Mitchell as his running mate. Fox is essentially averaging 26 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per contest in games Haliburton hasn't suited up in this season. He could be poised to put up top 10 Fantasy point guard numbers consistently moving forward.
- Andre Drummond: The Nets were testing the market for Nic Claxton after moving Harden to the 76ers but couldn't make anything happen with the third-year big man. He and LaMarcus Aldridge have struggled with health issues all year. Drummond, on the other hand, has been healthy and has tallied a league-high 442 double-doubles since entering the NBA. It wouldn't be surprising if Drummond stepped into a more prominent role with the Nets after posting top-20 fantasy center numbers while backing up the MVP frontrunner.
Two to sell
- Tyrese Maxey: Maxey has transitioned from being a combo guard to a point guard since leaving Kentucky, but James Harden's ball dominance is sure to limit Maxey's ceiling. While his workload has tripled since last year, he averaged a mere 6.1 points and less than two rebounds per game when playing with Ben Simmons as a rookie and made just 31.0 percent of his catch-and-shoot attempts. Nearly 40 percent of his shots have been pull-ups this season, and an off-ball role could cause his production to decline significantly.
- Spencer Dinwiddie: Dinwiddie was barely a top 30 point guard in points leagues on the year as the Wizards' starting point guard, and now he'll back up Luka Doncic while playing alongside Jalen Brunson. The aforementioned players rank in the top 15 Fantasy point guards this season. Dinwiddie should be rostered, but the 51 percent of Fantasy managers who are starting him in CBS leagues might want to reconsider in the coming weeks. Dinwiddie averaged 10.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 5.0 assists when playing with Beal.