Not only has COVID-19 continued to force the postponement of multiple games, but injuries to key fantasy basketball players are starting to pile up. Among the names who went down recently are CJ McCollum (foot), Myles Turner (hand) and Jusuf Nurkic (wrist).
If you're looking to make some moves in your league to try and fortify your roster, here are some players to consider trading for, as well as some to potentially trade away.
Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks
Young was a first-round pick in most leagues, but he hasn't lived up to those expectations so far. His rebounding and assists numbers have held steady compared to last season, but his scoring average has dropped from 29.6 points a game last season down to 22.9 this season. The problem has been two-fold. First, he's shooting just 38.6 percent from the field. Second, his usage rate has dropped three percentage points compared to last season.
This might be a unique opportunity to get a player of Young's caliber at a bit of a discount. His usage rate is still 31.9 percent, so it's not as if he's not getting enough scoring opportunities. Also, he shot at least 41.8 percent from the field in both of his first two seasons in the league, so his efficiency should gradually improve. Really, most of his struggles came during a recent five-game stretch against some of the better defenses in the league in which he averaged only 16.6 points and shot 32.5 percent