NBA Draft Kit: Fantasy Implications of the Offseason's Biggest Moves

NBA Draft Kit: Fantasy Implications of the Offseason's Biggest Moves

This article is part of our NBA Draft Kit series.

Sticking with the theme of the upcoming 2020-21 season, the NBA offseason was a condensed sprint that featured no shortage of trades and free agency acquisitions – all sandwiched around the long-delayed NBA Draft.

With training camps set to open, the dust is almost fully settled on a transaction period that saw some contenders load up, while others played things more conservatively. After capturing the title in the Orlando bubble, the Lakes are the prohibitive favorites again in 2021, but the league is thought to be relatively wide open, especially given the unique obstacles all 30 teams will face.

As a result, the vast majority of the league's franchises are in win-now mode, even if the definition of "win" may vary from team to team. Whether it means contending for a title or vying for the final playoff spot, the NBA's relative parity resulted in an offseason marked by competitive negotiations. From the Bucks adding Jrue Holiday to the Hornets signing Gordon Hayward to the Hawks signing, well, everyone, the race for the title – and the 16 postseason spots – promises to be as competitive as ever in 2020-21.

Now, it's time to break down what the biggest moves of the offseason mean for fantasy managers in 2020-21:

Milwaukee Bucks

Traded for Jrue Holiday: While the Bucks' offseason would've been a home run had the Bogdan Bogdanovic sign-and-trade gone through, there's no doubt that Milwaukee upgraded at point guard. Holiday may only be a one-time All-Star, but

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