Fantasy Basketball News Roundup: Kyrie Irving, PJ Tucker, Kevon Looney, Kawhi Leonard (2022)

Let’s take a look at the latest news and notes around fantasy basketball. To stay up to date on all of the latest fantasy basketball news, be sure to follow @FantasyProsNBA on Twitter and bookmark the FantasyPros NBA Player News page.

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Kyrie Irving opting into his $37 million player option for next season

According to Shams Charania, Nets G Kyrie Irving is opting into his $37 million player option for next season. (Source: Shams Charania)

Fantasy Impact: After reports of a potential breakup and Irving “likely” headed to the Lakers to pair with LeBron James, he has decided to opt into his 2022-2023 player option that will keep him with the Nets at a $37 million tag. The news comes at a bit of a shock but you can expect the Nets to likely retain Durant and run it back. They are currently third on the betting board to win the 2022 NBA Championship.

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Kevon Looney expected to sign a multi-year deal to remain with Golden State

According to Brad Sullivan of NBA Central, Warriors F Kevon Looney is expected to sign a multi-year deal to remain with the team. (Source: Brad Sullivan)

Fantasy Impact: Ahead of free agency on Thursday, the Warriors and forward Kevon Looney are expected to agree to terms on a multi-year contract that would keep him with the team. The terms have yet to leak but the Warriors are certainly happy to return a large part of their 2022 NBA Championship roster.

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PJ Tucker to the 76ers growing increasingly likely

According to Marc Stein, the 76ers signing PJ Tucker this offseason is growing increasingly likely. (Source: Mark Stein)

Fantasy Impact: Multiple outlets have continued to report that PJ Tucker and the 76ers are closing in on a deal. Free agency doesn’t open until Thursday at 6 PM EDT, but Marc Stein has reported that the deal is nearly set and ready to be signed.

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Kawhi Leonard progressing well in rehab from ACL surgery

According to Law Murray of The Athletic, Clippers F Kawhi Leonard is progressing well in rehab from ACL surgery. (Source: LawMurray)

Fantasy Impact: After tearing an ACL during 2020’s playoff run, Leonard was forced to miss all of the NBA’s 2021-2022 season. The Athletics Law Murray dropped a few hints that Leonard is continuing to progress well in his recovery and has not had any setbacks. With NBA camps not opening until mid-October, it’s increasingly likely that we see Leonard on Day 1 of the 2022-2023 NBA season. The Clippers are currently sixth on the NBA odds board to win the championship.

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