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So I assume you’re reading this because you made it into the playoffs. Or you’re a big Will Shakespeare fan, drawn in by my plagiarized title. If you’re looking for Willy Shakespeare, boy, have you stumbled into the wrong part of town, so turn about, post haste, and don’t look back, anon!

If you’ve made the playoffs, however, congratulations are in order, but as the title suggests, you have a long way to go, and things can go to poop in a split second. We need to make sure none of the players on your fantasy team don’t go pulling a Brutus on you, and stab you in the back in your moment of glory! There’s got to be a guy who has been underperforming on your roster, so let’s focus on whom to watch out for, shall we?

Buy:

Kosta Koufos PF/C
Eager to prove that not all Greeks are lazy, and take it in the, um, you know, my man went off! 22 points, 10 boards, 1 dime, a steal and a block. It was against the lowly Suns, but he has been a one of the best in the league for field goal percentage all year, and he will give you good big man stats: boards, blocks, and percentage. And Greek food is delicious, and good for you. What’s not to love about going Greek?

Spencer Hawes PF/C
Maybe I’m a victim of 80’s B-movies, but I think Spencer isn’t an intimidating name, like Flash, or Spike. But Hawes is single-handedly trying to change that popular opinion. In his last 4 games, he has averaged 15 points, 9.5 boards, 3.75 assists, and a block per. As of Monday, he’s available in 40% of leagues, so give Spence a chance.

Tiago Splitter PF/C
I don’t know what Pop puts in the Gatorade, but even his mediocre players produce. Splitter is being slept on, including me at times this season, and he’s only taken in 45% of leagues. March averages of 11 points, 8 boards, and shooting 60%. To Tiago I say: “Assombroso!” And “Onde esta a biblioteca?” Which means: Awesome bro! (actually means “amazing”, and “where is the library?” Two essential phrases one needs in Brazil.)

Jodie Meeks SG
So recommending Meeks is less about the player himself, and more about the Black Mamba spraining his foot. (Ask a biologist to explain that!) If you have Bryant in a non-keeper league, drop him, ‘cause he ain’t coming back. But, that said, Meeks has been productive in the last five games, averaging 11 points and 2.5 3Pts per. With Kobe out, that can only go up, right? He’s owned in less than 10% of leagues, so if you need 3 pointers, he’s a good start.

Ed Davis PF/C
If you bothered to read the comment section of my last article, I had recommended Ed to a reader, because with Randolph and Darrell Arthur both out, he got a shot to prove he has something to offer, averaging 10.2 points, 8.6 boards, an impressive 2.4 blocks, and a steal per. Randolph has come back, and he has become the first big off the bench, so I expect similar stats going forward.

Sell:

Andrea Bargnani PF/C
I only include him on this list because I said to keep an eye on him last week, and he’s been shut down for the remainder of the season. I was blinded by my love for tall, leggy Italians, and long balls. If you have the misfortune to have stashed him on the bench, trash that stash like you’ve been pulled over, he’s as useless as a soggy ball of Buffalo Mozzerell…

Kyrie Irving PG
I hate to say it, but this dynamic guard won’t help you this playoff run, and you have to cut him loose ONLY if you’re not in a keeper league. Hey Cleveland, chin up. As they say, at least you’re not Detroit…

Carl Landry PF
I feel obligated to put a player up that isn’t out due to injury, so with heavy heart I throw Landry under the proverbial bus. Or off the bridge… (get it, get it.???) He has been a non-factor in 5 of his last 6 games, and that one was when he started for David Lee. Well, Lee is back, and Landry is out. Sorry, pal, I love your blue collar, lunchbox, dig in the trenches, take no prisoners, win one for the Gipper style game, when it’s on. But it’s not.

18 Responses

  1. skizzy says:
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    do you think i should add meeks over martell, wilson chandler, or josh mcroberts?

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @skizzy:
      McRoberts is getting the start for now in Charlotte, and I would see what he can do. He got a double double last game 13 and 10, which is about the ceiling for the guy. So not him.
      Wilson Chandler is inconsistent, but I like him too, a tremendous ceiling.
      And I assume you mean Martell Webster, who is gettting play because Beal is out, and running with it averaging 19 points, 4 boards and an assist over the last 3 games.

      So no. Watch what Meeks can do. It hinges on whether he can continue to hit the open 3. I write the article, and he goes and lays an egg Wednesday, so like I said, he was more of a recommendation because Kobe was out, not exactly because Meeks is Mamba 2.0.

  2. sfgiants25 says:
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    Who would you play at center tonight Vucevic or Bogut?

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @sfgiants25: I wouldn’t risk Bogut. Don’t rip me if he has a monster game, but he hasn’t so far, his injury has held him back all season.
      So go with Vucevic

  3. Jesse says:
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    I have both Mo williams and Kyrie. Which one should i drop for Amir Johnson? I also have derrick rose and eric gordon

    • Jesse says:
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      @Jesse: Also tobias harris is available

      • Dan A

        Dan A. says:
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        @Jesse: if you’re in a keeper, it has to be Mo. If it’s a one off league, I say kyrie.
        And Amir, all the way. He had what, 12 points, 21 boards tonight? Grab him!!

  4. Frank Lynch says:
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    Sup bro.. So last night was a bad game for Okafor and Ariza. Okafor was bad the last 4 outta 5 games and Ariza is here and there. Ariza usually puts up good stats but when he’s bad he really stinks it up. I know you said I should look for a foward, especially a PF so can you please throw me some more names to look at that I maybe should pickup and tell me maybe to drop one of them players and Martin too. Spencer Hawes is taken and so is Jarret Jack.Davis is available but idk, I need more convincing … LOL His stats suck really bad when I look at all of his game log. Yeah sme more names would be greatly appreciated! Unless I should keep them.. Thanks Kid

  5. Frank Lynch says:
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    hey I looked up Brandan Wright and he’s taken, so ya know on yahoo when you type in just the name Wright, it will give u a list of all the Wright’s in the nba?.. Well this guy Dorell Wright popped up too and he’s like 37% owned and when I looked at his stats they were pretty good.. What u think??? i know nothin about hi’m so…….?

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Frank Lynch: first things first. Ariza’s flame may be sputtering. Consider the guy bumping him: martell Webster.
      As to big men, if Kostsa isn’t available, and you don’t trust Ed D., maybe look at Tobias Harris, or Brendan Weight, just keep an eye on Kaman coming back and snaking wright’s minutes. Also, see if pau gasol is available, he may have been dropped, and he’ll be back Sunday, maybe.

      • Dan A

        Dan A. says:
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        @Dan A.: to anyone thinking I think Kaman is out, I know he’s starting, but he’s only getting 15-20 minutes a game. If that goes up, wright’s minutes will go down.

  6. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey buddy. I was wondering if you knew more info on Ariza? How hurt is he and Should he be dropped? Also is Tyson Chandler Def gonna be ready in a week? Any new news on Rose??

  7. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey is Devin Harris a good pickup?

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Frank Lynch: I don’t have any definitive news on Rose or Chandler, but both are very close, from all I’ve read. Ariza has been underperforming, and martell Webster has been taking his production numbers. I would give Webster a try, he has put up very good numbers recently, @Frank Lynch: but the truth is that neither player is a blue chip stud, so I can’t give either a resounding endorsement.

  8. Frank Lynch says:
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    Or Lance Stephenson??

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Frank Lynch: I don’t believe you should drop Kevin Martin for lance, but he is playing well. The reason isn’t so much about his production, which is great, it’s that you have a lot of small forwards as it is.

  9. Frank Lynch says:
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    Thanks dude… Yeah webster is taken anyway but Ariza is playing like shit and he’s hurt. JB was saying that they got so many rookies to play that Ariza might not get the minutes.. What u think? I don’t wanna go to the playoffs, after this weeks buy, without a solid roster ya know? I can’t chance Ariza if he’s hurt and his min. will be split up with other players.. IDK, It’s just nerve wrecking when I look at my team and there’s 3 injuries a week before playoff’s.. AAHHHHHHHHHH! WHAT THE FUCK ROSE!!! He said he’s phisically ready but close mentally.. That was a week ago! Lol

  10. Frank Lynch says:
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    Morning,, I also got Corey brewer and Luis Scola on the wire. Just wondering if they’re good options??

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