Tim Frazier is likely looking at a bump in minutes in New Orleans.
With Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway out of the picture, Frazier becomes the primary backup behind Jrue Holiday and could also see more time in two-PG lineups -- Frazier has logged over 200 minutes next to Jrue Holiday this season. If you need a PG in a deep league, taking a flier on Frazier makes some sense given how thin the Pelicans are in their backcourt. He has season averages of 8.7 points, 5.7 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 0.7 triples in 25.1 minutes per game.
The Raptors are reportedly in the market for some help on the wings.
No specific names were mentioned, but the Raptors are a little thin on the wings behind DeMar DeRozan, DeMarre Carroll and Norman Powell after they shipped Terrence Ross to Orlando. The Raptors have been using more two-PG lineups recently with Delon Wright entering the rotation, so this could be more about adding some insurance behind the oft-injured Carroll. There are a lot of small forwards said to be available including Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari and P.J. Tucker, but we'll be following this story closely with the deadline looming.
Arron Afflalo is available in trade talks as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline.
The Kings are in rebuild mode after moving on from DeMarcus Cousins, so it seems like a no-brainer for them to shop the veteran SG. Afflalo's contract for the 2017-18 season isn't guaranteed, so any team that has interest in acquiring him will likely view him as a one-season rental. To be clear, there's no reason to stash Afflalo in most formats.
Ben McLemore is reportedly "available" as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline.
McLemore has been available for years, though his price has likely gone up a bit after an impressive February. McLemore is an impending free agent and the Kings are absolutely enamored with their new toy in Buddy Hield, so a move may not be a bad thing. Nothing is imminent at the moment, but McLemore is only a hold in deeper leagues for now and it's not clear which teams have interest in the SG.
According to Chris Mannix of The Vertical, Darren Collison, Ben McLemore and Arron Afflalo are all "available" with the deadline looming.
The Kings moved on from DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday which signaled the beginning of a very long rebuild. Collison is set to become a free agent this summer and the Kings probably aren't confident about their ability to re-sign him, so moving him now for a draft pick makes sense before he walks for nothing. His owners will be hoping that he lands in a favorable spot, but a move would likely hurt his fantasy value. Ty Lawson is the big winner here if the Kings find a new home for Collison, unless of course the Kings bring in a young PG.
The Pelicans are reportedly looking to trade Terrence Jones in the wake of Sunday's deal that brought DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans.
The desire for a trade is a "mutual decision" between the team and Jones' representatives, and it makes sense now that frontcourt minutes are scarce. The sheer uncertainty of his situation makes it difficult to own him, but Jones' fantasy value could spike if he's dealt an ideal role -- he's a luxury hold until the deadline passes.
Omri Casspi will reportedly be traded to the Pelicans as part of Sunday's deal centered around DeMarcus Cousins.
Casspi, who has been dealing with a calf injury since mid-January, has been targeting a return soon after the All-Star break. Assuming he's healthy, he should vie for minutes with guys like Dante Cunningham, Solomon Hill and Terrence Jones. The Kings' frontcourt minutes will be swallowed up by Cousins and Anthony Davis, so it's hard to trust Casspi or any other forward on the roster.
Buddy Hield is reportedly headed to Sacramento as part of Sunday's trade involving DeMarcus Cousins.
The lottery pick could be unleashed by the Kings, who have patched together their SG position this season with guys like Ben McLemore, Garrett Temple and Arron Afflalo. Malachi Richardson (hamstring) is out for at least a month, which is one more reason to like Hield as a pickup, but he's best suited to deep leagues due to the uncertainty of his situation.