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Six Burning Fantasy Questions For August

by Matt Stroup
Updated On: August 27, 2021, 2:39 pm ET

With less than eight weeks to go until the start of the 2021-22 NBA regular season, Raphielle Johnson and Ryan Knaus join me on the latest episode of Roundball Stew to ask and answer six burning fantasy questions that are on our minds this month. We discuss the status of (and outlook for) Ben Simmons heading into this season, whether we're concerned about Karl-Anthony Towns, and who we see as the biggest risks among first-round fantasy picks.

Plus, some of our favorite second-year breakout players (including Jaden McDaniels), and some names — among them Domantas Sabonis — who could make the leap to first-round fantasy value this year.

We also react live to the breaking news that Lauri Markkanen has been traded to Cleveland.

You can listen on Spotify, on Apple Podcasts, wherever you find your podcasts — or in the embedded player below:

Matt Stroup

Matt Stroup covers basketball, football and sometimes baseball for NBC Sports Edge — and has covered eight Olympics as a TV writer for NBC. An avid fantasy player and rabid Atlanta sports fan since the 1990s, he would golf, bowl and play pickup basketball 365 days a year if it was acceptable. You can follow him on Twitter @MattStroup