Toronto Raptors- Terrence Ross: An explosive player on any given night, Ross has flattered to deceive since entering the NBA with a big reputation. Ross was an elite scorer in college but he has failed to translate that into the NBA and he has become a guy who is only explosive on certain occasions, he showed this best with his 53 point game in 2013 against the Los Angeles Clippers. Even with that night he averaged single figures in terms of scoring and has slipped down the Raptors rotation. The departure of Lou Williams could be great for Terrence Ross, as it means he will have the chance to step into the sixth man role. If Ross is the sixth man it is highly likely he will reach double figures in scoring and this could make him a very useful bench player in your fantasy NBA leagues. He is definitely a guy who could be used in a Utility role or as a rotational bench player. Due to his poor start in the big leagues he will not be highly sought after, but he could be a game changer.
Boston Celtics- Jae Crowder: Crowder is an unglamorous player, but the Celtics perhaps got one of the bargains of the offseason. He is one of the best up and coming ‘3 and D’ guys and he should be a constant starter in a Boston Celtics team that rotates a lot courtesy of Coach Brad Stevens. Crowder is arguably the steadiest scorer in the team, he shot well last year and averaged double figures in the playoffs whilst also getting a respectable five boards per game. Considering Wes Matthews got a max contract and DeMarre Carroll nearly earned one, it is highly surprising that Crowder did not earn more money. This could be a blessing in disguise for fantasy players, as it means he slips under the radar and will not receive a lot of attention. He is without a doubt an excellent player to target in later rounds as he is almost guaranteed to start all 82 games for the Boston Celtics.
Brooklyn Nets- Bojan Bogdanovic: The former Euro League star finds himself in a tough situation in Brooklyn, the team are in a rebuilding mode and he will be forced to become the second scorer in the back court following the departure of Deron Williams. There is a high chance Bogdanovic will start for the Nets as they appear to lack any other Small forward option other than rookie Randae Hollis-Jefferson. He was impressive in the playoffs for Brooklyn, he averaged 11 points per game on 39% shooting. You will have to sacrifice field goal percentage if you draft him but he offers consistent scoring and should make a couple of three pointers on any given night. Similarly to Crowder, he will not be high on people’s draft boards as he has gone completely under the radar this off-season and some may not know he is a shoe-in to start at the Barclays Center. He is similar to Crowder in the sense that he is a good rotation guy for your fantasy team due to being a regular starter on a team that isn’t very good.
Philadelphia 76ers- Kendall Marshall: The former lottery pick is perhaps the riskiest sleeper on this list as it is unknown whether he will displace Tony Wroten from the Sixers lineup. Marshall has struggled with injuries, but he had a very promising spell at the Lakers under Mike D’Antoni and he even had a few double doubles in his short time at the Staples center. On Philadelphia due to the fact the team lack a clinical scorer, he should get a lot of time to carry the ball and this makes him one of the most dangerous sleepers in this year’s edition of fantasy NBA. Marshall has the movement and basketball IQ to play as a shooting guard, so it can be expected that at times he will be the primary perimeter scorer on the court. His field goal percentage may suffer as he will have to take bad shots, but he should do well at his new team and ten points per game is not totally out of the question.
New York Knicks- Kyle O Quinn: Arguably one of the Knicks’ best pickups this summer, O’Quinn has a versatile skill-set that makes him very useful to Derek Fisher. He has the shooting ability to play as a power forward but is also good enough to be a starting center in a ‘small ball’ lineup due to his defensive ability and his prominence in the pick and roll game. There is a small chance that O’Quinn starts for the Knicks, but even if he doesn’t he will still be their top option from the bench and he could be a very useful role player in fantasy leagues with a lot of participants. If the former Magic man gets going, he could be a double double threat and having a guy like that on the bench is absolutely essential if you want to win your league.