Fantasy Trade Analyzer: Christmas Edition

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The 2021-22 NBA regular season is rolling along and fantasy hoops managers are now familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of their roster. Draft day is long gone and now is the time for managers to make savvy moves to ensure their team’s success as we approach 2022. Luckily, we have the tools you need to boost your squad and vie for a fantasy hoops title.

As Christmas looms in two days, now is as good a time as any for managers to capitalize on early-season trends and fill out holes in their roster makeup. Our EDGE tools are aimed at giving you the knowledge you need to stay a step ahead of your league and turn your squad into a fantasy superteam. From the Trade Analyzer to projections, rankings, positional reports and exclusive expert columns, this year’s edition of NBA tools is the finest we’ve ever produced.

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Today, we’re featuring how our Trade Analyzer can synthesize a viable fantasy trade among the loaded list of stars taking the court on Christmas Day. Managers will settle into their couches and watch their studs closely as they do battle on Dec. 25 with an eye for other players whom they could potentially acquire. Let’s see what the Trade Analyzer tool advises for a potential blockbuster Christmas swap:

NBA Trade Analyzer | Christmas Edition

NBA Trade Analyzer

NBA Trade Analyzer

NBA Trade Analyzer

This mock trade seeks to fill positional needs while leveraging rest-of-season value. LeBron James is back to being his team’s primary offensive engine, posting 30+ points in three of his last five contests. There’s a good chance we start to see the LeBron we knew in Miami and Cleveland as he is forced to continue carrying the Los Angeles Lakers offensively. While the manager acquiring The King is losing elite numbers by parting ways with Rudy Gobert, they are also filing a positional void at forward. Additionally, by adding Deandre Ayton, there is not a significant downgrade at the center position. Based on ROS fantasy value, our Analyzer grades this deal as an overall W.

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