NBA Trade Analysis: Buy-Low Opportunities in Week 9

NBA Trade Analysis: Buy-Low Opportunities in Week 9

There have been several key injuries in the NBA lately, which can have a significant impact on the fantasy basketball landscape. If you're looking to help improve your roster via the trade route, here are some players to consider dealing for, as well as a couple to potentially trade away.

Trade for: Andre Drummond, Cleveland Cavaliers

When the Cavaliers traded for Drummond last season, he never seemed like someone who would be in their long-term plans. They made that even clearer this season when they acquired Jarrett Allen from the Nets for basically no cost. Drummond initially held onto his starting role when Allen was brought in, but it was reported Monday that Drummond will no longer play while the team looks to trade him.

Drummond has an expensive contract for this season and will be a free agent next season, so he's not exactly someone who is likely to net a significant return via trade. Just last season, he was shipped out of Detroit for a second-round pick and filler contracts. Those who drafted him in fantasy basketball could be nervous that he eventually ends up on a team with a diminished role, which is certainly a possibility.

However, Drummond is still an excellent rebounder and can provide defensive stats in bunches. Even if he is dealt to a contending team that has better scoring options, he should still play a significant role on the glass and defensive end. With his value at an all-time low while he

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Mike Barner
Mike started covering fantasy sports in 2007, joining RotoWire in 2010. In 2018, he was a finalist for the 2018 FSWA Basketball Writer of the Year award. In addition to RotoWire, Mike has written for Sportsline, Sports Illustrated, DK Live, RealTime Fantasy Sports, Lineup Lab and KFFL.com.
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