Recapping the Offseason: What a Frenetic Summer Means for Fantasy
Recapping the Offseason: What a Frenetic Summer Means for Fantasy

After the busiest NBA offseason in recent memory, here's a look at which players were on the move, and what it means for their fantasy value this season. 

Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers 

After a brief stop in Oklahoma City, George joins Kawhi Leonard in Los Angeles to form the best two-way wing combo in the league. When at their best, the Clippers have the talent to skyrocket to the top of the Western Conference, but both George and Leonard will carry fairly significant injury concerns into the season. 

While Leonard figures to take plenty of rest days, George could be on the shelf to begin the year after undergoing surgery on both shoulders this summer. He should be back up to speed by mid-November, but the potential for several missed games early on does lower George's fantasy ceiling. With that said, George is coming off of the best statistical year of his career, and though playing alongside Leonard, and with a deeper overall roster, may mean fewer shots, George should remain among the league's elite fantasy wings. 

Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers 

I don't know if you've heard, but Anthony Davis plays for the Lakers now. Teaming up with LeBron James gives Davis the best teammate of his career, but he'll enter the season facing immense, championship expectations for the first time. 

Davis will be up for the task, but the Lakers' depth chart is thin all over, and even with LeBron at his side,

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