NBA Trade Analysis: Why It Makes Sense to Deal Mike Conley

NBA Trade Analysis: Why It Makes Sense to Deal Mike Conley

With the month of February almost in our rearview mirror, it's now or never if you want to improve your fantasy basketball squad for a second-half push. If you want to do that via the trade route, here are some players to consider acquiring, as well as a couple to potentially consider trading away.

Trade for: Jerami Grant, Detroit Pistons

The Pistons bringing in Grant while starting a rebuild might have seemed like a peculiar move at the time. Given that Grant turns 27 next month, it still might be, but in terms of fantasy, the acquisition couldn't have worked out much better. Grant has been the leader of the Pistons' offense, averaging 23.3 points and 2.5 three-pointers per game. He's not only producing on the offensive end, as he's posting averages of 5.2 rebounds. 3.1 assists and 1.2 blocks to supplement the scoring. He's also averaged a whopping 36 minutes per contest, a number that likely isn't going to change anytime soon.

With all of that being said, Grant is in a bit of a shooting slump right now. He's shooting 37.9 percent from the field across his last seven games, dropping his overall number to 43.6 percent for the season. As a result of his shooting woes, he scored 17 points or fewer five times during that stretch. If there was ever a time to try and trade for him with the hopes of getting a discount, this might be it.

The market: One fantasy league saw

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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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