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With John Wall‘s return, many out there in the fantasy world were worried that Bradley Beal would lose time. Well, come January, with Wall back on the Court, Beal is seeing both his highest minutes per game and his greatest points per game (11.2 in November, 13.4 in December, 18.8 in January). In fact, last time out, Wall and Beal played together. I’ve maintained that Beal losing time was a foolish fear, and if anyone still has that concern, now is the time to help them out by taking Beal off their hands. Here are some other guys for your Buy/Sell consideration:

Buy

Mario Chalmers – Over the past week, he is averaging 4 threes per game which is translating into 16 points per game. His production has improved tremendously over the past few weeks, and he’s worth riding while his wave is highest.

Randy Foye – Copy and paste the first sentence in the Chalmers blurb, then change the 16 to a 17.

Elton Brand – He just crept over 50% ownership, so act fast if you want a guy producing 11 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks every night.

Tiago Splitter – In addition to averaging 11/6/2 over the past 7 days, he’s also shooting at a crazy .700 clip. He’s the starting Center, so his stats should continue to reflect his increased role.

Al-Farouq Aminu – Averaging a double double per night over the past week, maintaining double digit rebound average for the month of January, that is how you become an Al-Fa dog.

Sell

Dwight Howard – He is averaging 18/13 with nearly 3 blocks per night for the season. So why sell? 1) That FT%. You knew about it when you drafted him, but now that he’s shown he is still an outstanding Center, if you can upgrade another position by moving him while also salvaging your FT%, it’s a win. 2) The Lakers. The situation in L.A. seems contentious and confusing. Rumors already say D’Antoni is losing the team, Kobe isn’t getting along with anyone, and there’s a very good chance the Lakers won’t even be in contention by the time your playoffs roll around. Don’t sell him for a child’s handmade ash tray. Dwight demands very good value in return. If you can find that, then make it happen.

Ricky Rubio – Last night, he had 4 points on 2 of 9 shooting, plus 3 rebounds, 6 assists, and a steal. We all know what he did last season, but despite increased minutes over the past five games, he is still shooting miserably (.200), averaging 3.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists. He’s now been back for a month. Many fantasy owners would still love to have him based on his assists potential, and he may very well come around in February. Do you need to wait for that to happen? Trade him and get a piece you can use now. Don’t sell him for a loaf of moldy bread, but use him to upgrade.

  1. Stagnant Since November says:
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    PG – Irving SG – Vasquez G – Conley
    SF – Igudola PF – Parsons F – Dunleavy
    C – Asik C – Monroe
    UTIL – Mayo UTIL – Howard
    BN – Ridnour BN – Zeller BN – Pau

    FG%,3PTM,PTS,STL,BLK are the categories close enough I could make up ground reasonably quick

    As far as WW go Foye and Seraphin stand out as targets.Do you like them over anyone?

    Foye last 14 days – .484 FG%, 2.7 3PG,1.1 SPG,13 PPG
    Seraphin last 14 days – 13.5 PPG,1.2 BPG,.917 FT%

    Not to mention both are below 2 TOpg in the last 2 weeks.

    As far as trades go a Davis/Pierce package would help.Looking at his needs of PTS/REB something centered around one of my bigs should be appealing..Also has the added benefit of being close to me in TO, so easier for me to make up ground by unloading some TO guys on him.

    Anything stand out as an offer? Know he just traded for Bosh, so may not be necessarily looking to trade right away.

    Maybe something like a Mayo/Monroe for Davis/Pierce?

    Holliday Ja.Crawford Deron
    Metta Sanders Davis
    Bosh Hibbert
    Pierce Knight
    Varejao Granger Open Slot

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Stagnant Since November: I might lose Zeller for Seraphin. It probably depends in part on Varejao’s knee, and also on how stable a rookie iwll be.

      Which Davis? Anthony, I presume. If it meets your needs, then fire the trigger, that’s all that really matters. If I was offered that trade, I would take it, so you have a shot.

      • Stagnant Since November says:
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        @ChrisV:

        Mayo/Monroe declined for Pierce/A.Davis no counter/note.Try Mayo/Iggy next or?

  2. Zandy says:
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    Whats the story on pekovic’s injury? How long do we think he will be out?

    • Nos says:
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      @ Zandy: 7 to 10 days.

  3. Hotrod says:
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    Beal for Teague? (I would be getting Teague & need assists)

    • Zandy says:
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      @Hotrod: I have Teague so I am trying to think if I would want Beal for him… Put myself in the other shoes… I like Teague better just be prepared to give up some #’s and add some TO’s. Teague can run hot and cold but even in his coldest moments he wont CRUSH your FG% like Beal can. My personal opinion is to grab Teague

      • Zandy says:
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        @Zandy: Not “#’s”, I meant 3’s

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Hotrod: Yeah, it would be an upgrade at assists and FG%.

  4. Zandy says:
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    So I have one open roster spot – Jarrett Jack, Andre Drummond, Andrew Bogut (walked through shoot around today), Amir Johnson

    Thoughts? 10 Team H2H

    I have Conley, Teague, Turner, Parsons, Batum, Horford, Sanders, Gasol, Pekovic, Metta World, Matt Barnes, Wall, Rubio

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Zandy: Run with Amir.

  5. p says:
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    Even with Rubio being tagged as a sell, would you rather roster him over Kidd in a redraft league?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @p: …yeah, I suppose so, but I would bench Rubio until he wakes up.

  6. Lance says:
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    What do you think about Ilya? Worth to hold a little longer?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Lance: Yes, as he just made it back into the starting line up 4 or 5 games ago. May as well give him time to see how he adjusts.

      • Lance says:
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        @ChrisV: Thanks. Hopefully he breaks out soon. So much upside.

  7. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hery whats up… Someone just proposed a trade to me. He wants to give me Blake Griffen, Kevin Martin and derrick Rose for Tony Parker, Greg Monroe and Tristan Thompson… Should I jump on that or no?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Depends on your roster, and if you are willing to wait another month or so for Rose to return.

  8. Frank Lynch says:
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    I got: Tony parker
    ty lawson
    evan turner
    jj reddick
    george hill
    randy foye
    kevin durant
    danilo gallinari
    greg monroe
    tristan thompson
    roy hibbert
    emeka okafor
    tyson chandler
    and I had kevin love but i had to drop him and picked up glen davis on the wire

  9. Frank Lynch says:
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    I want to tell him that i would give him okafor instead of thompson but i don’t wanna scare him off.. I would think with those players he’s giving me and also having durant I would be killing it… I’m in 2nd place and the fguy in 1st is 9 games up and hasn’t budged for weeks. he always wins by alot

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Then go for it. Rose will be back no later than March.

  10. Frank Lynch says:
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    what you think??

  11. Zandy says:
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    I send Jeff Teague and Jarrett Jack for Ty Lawson, thoughts?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Zandy: I don’t love it.

  12. T$ says:
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    Hey there Chris,

    Would you do Asik and Faried for Rondo?

    Or Darren Collison and Glen Davis for JJ Hickson?

    Which would be the better trade to make my team better?

    My Team should look like this after:

    Chris Paul
    Ty Lawson
    Rajon Rondo
    Darren Collison

    Nicolas Batum
    Paul George
    Jared Dudley
    Danilo Galinari
    -Stashing Danny Granger

    Paul Milsap
    Nikola Pekovic
    Glen Davis
    then Pick up Andre Drummond off waiver

    Or I can stash Bynum or Derrick Rose.

    Trying to get my team well rounded. Anything you see it Lack?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @T$: I would do the trade for Rondo but would probably stash Rose.

      • T$ says:
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        @ChrisV:

        Hey there Chris,

        He has now offered me Rondo for Paul George straight up. What do you think?

        Do you think if I traded Asik and Faried I would lack in Assist?

        • T$ says:
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          @T$:

          I mean Rebounds. I could pick up Drummond and Drop Granger and stash rose.

  13. Mark says:
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    Is it worth trading gortat for Kevin Love as a playoff hold on. My other centers are JJ Hickson, Larry Sanders, David Lee and Andre Drummond.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Mark: It’s a real gamble, but it could pay off well for you, and you can probably survive with the players you have.

  14. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey whats up!!! Who would you like more on your team, Kevin Martin or Jameer Nelson??

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Jameer, he’ll actually give me assists and steals.

  15. Tony says:
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    I’m in an 18 teamer, h2h, fpts….. do you like AJ PRICE more than TINSLEY?

    I know Utah only had two games this week, but tinsley’s got foye, burks, and others kinda taking mins…. AJ PRICE seems to be sticking even with WALL back?

    thoughts?

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Tony: Yeah, Price is a better shooter and should still fit in off the bench.

      • Tony says:
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        @ChrisV: cool, i have no clue when Mo Will is back, but tinsleys not really tearing up, yet in an 18 teamer, its all about mins, if a guys getting an opp, ya roll with him, thanks…..

  16. Brandon Halupnik says:
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    So I have
    John Wall
    James Harden
    Andrei Kirlenko
    Josh Smith
    Anthony Davis
    Eric Gordon
    Klay Thompson
    Goran Dragic
    Damien Lillard
    Bradley Beal
    Demar Derozan
    Jared Dudley
    Nikola Vucevic

    I’m in a 10 man league where you get points for scoring, assists, steals, double doubles and all that stuff. No % and stuff, and I’m about 3rd in my league. I’ve been completely satisfied with my team except for Dragics poor performance, Derozan and Klay Thompsons inconsistency, and Anthony Davis’ unpredictable play. I have a guy in this league who wants to trade me Amare and Dirk for Derozan Davis and Dragic. Is it worth hoping that Davis and Derozan will pull through after the all star break? I’d appreciate any suggestions for a trade!

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Brandon Halupnik: It seems like Dirk is nearing complete health, and Amar’e is slowly working his way back (already doing double digit points).

      In a redraft league, I think I would run with that.

  17. Frank Lynch says:
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    I asked Blairtch as well and he said Martin cause Nelson is always a GTD and when OKC wins, which is alot, That Martin is hot.. Not to disrespect your decision but I just wanted to know if you agree or think differently?? Like I said, No disrespect and I always appreciate and respect your opinion..

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