Fantasy basketball trade advice: Week 16 targets

Fantasy basketball trade advice: Week 16 targets

New Orleans’ Brandon Ingram is the 1 player to trade in Week 16.

Each week we provide players you should not only be looking to acquire via trade, but also players you should be looking to trade.

Let’s go.

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Ayo Dosunmu (PG – CHI)

We’ve received some more absolutely brutal health news from Lonzo Ball, as it doesn’t look like he’ll be playing basketball anytime soon. With Ball unlikely to play at all for the Bulls this year, it gives Chicago more opportunities to continue Dosunmu’s development.

If the Bulls were to blow things up, the two I’m sure to say will stay in Chicago past the deadline are Dosunmu and third-year forward Patrick Williams. Both players are guys I’d be looking to land in a trade because they’ll have plenty of time to show Chicago what they can do while continuing to build for the future.


Ja Morant (PG – MEM)

If you’re tuned into NBA League Pass, no one is more exciting to watch than Morant. If you look in my closet, you’ll find more Morant clothes than real work clothes. So I’m sorry, Ja, for putting you here.

Morant’s actual presence and league value in points far exceeds his value of nine cats. On the season, Morant is the No. 47 fantasy player. His perceived value and popularity in the league makes him seem more valuable to the fantasy than if you look at the numbers.

Target a Grizzlies fan or a casual NBA fan (that’s me, hi!) and see if you can land a top 20 player for Morant.

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Brandon Ingram (SF/PF – NOP)

Ingram is back for the Pelicans, which is a big boost for New Orleans since Zion Williamson is still injured. Since his return, Ingram hasn’t really been himself yet, as his score hasn’t reached the levels we expect of him. It can be frustrating if you sign it up, but an exciting opening if you don’t.

Now is the time to try to trade for Ingram before he succeeds. He’s capped around a top 40 given his lack of defensive stats, but he’s someone I’d like to capture as a traditional buy low, sell high.


Kawhi Leonard (SF/PF – BAC)

Everyone who waited for Leonard was rewarded. Even with his numbers, we know the rest time will be there for Leonard as he carries more risk than the typical superstar.

What Leonard’s managers have to hope is that the Clippers continue to stay in the middle of the pack, forcing their hand to play him with less rest. I’d rather shop it now while it’s showing the top tier numbers for someone we care less about resting.


Michael Waterloo is a featured writer for FantasyPros. For more on Michael, check out his archive and follow him @MichaelWaterloo.

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