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Have you ever gone out with a nurse, or someone in pre-med? It sounds all sexy, and I’m not gonna lie, it was, but like in all things, there are benefits, and there are drawbacks. In my case, it was a textbook situation of a little knowledge being a dangerous thing. If I had a cough – it’s malaria. Once I had an itch on my back – don’t wanna scare you, but you may have cancer. My sac a little tingly – you got the AIDS. Humph. She was wrong on almost all of those prognostications. But I can relate, because I fancy myself a bit of a B-Ball aficionado, and, really, I just read and watch a lot of the game. So when I nabbed Kobe Bryant in the 5th round in 2 leagues, I smugly patted myself on the back, letting the league know I got the steal of the draft. Mamba was gonna came back right at the beginning of the season, all pissed off, and be a ball hoggin’ menace out there. Then I got either Sanders, or Tobias, as well as Wilson Chandler, and held them on the bench also. I thought that I could outsmart the system, and it hasn’t exactly worked out that way. But I’m still hoping that Kobe can come in this Sunday, and totally redeem me. But this isn’t my diary, so let’s get to it.

So, knowledge is dangerous, potentially, I believe I have established that. If you think you can handle the danger, then read on, brave reader, read on:

Buy:

Kyrie Irving PG

If you own him, you are frustrated. He has not yet lived up to first round value, where you likely took him if you’re in a 10 + team league.  I took him 9th overall, in a 12 team. He scores, but his 3pt  production is down, assists are down, and steals are, yep, you guessed it. Not Up. But here’s the thing. He hasn’t had a major injury, a la Derrick Rose, to justify his poor production. He simply can’t be this bad for all year. So Irving will be a textbook buy low player. Let the miser in you rejoice!

Aaron Brooks PG

I know the more educated fantasy players among you masses will snort at the thought of Brooks. He laid a 3 point dud on Saturday. But he bounced back, and the last 5 games while Jeremy Lin has been out, he has averaged 13.6/2.2/4.6/2.2/0 with 2.2 3pts per., with Saturday’s stinker. And he’s 9% owned.

Reggie Jackson PG

I realize that this is the third PG on the list, but I only report the news, I don’t create it. Many thought that Russel Westbrook coming back would impact his production, and obviously, it has, but he is still putting up decent numbers, 14.3/3.6/3/0/.3 over his last 3,  and is 18% owned, so there’s that, too.

Francisco Garcia SG, SF

I say it all the time. Well, lots of folks do, it’s a cliche: from adversity, comes opportunity. Chandler Parsons gets a wonky back, and Garcia steps up to the plate, and knocks it out the park! Or, it might be more accurate to call it a ground rule double. But he has been productive with the extra minutes, and a perfect streaming option. 13/3.8/2.2/.8/1.4 with 3 3pts over the last 5 games. 7% owned. Picante!

DeMarre Caroll SF, PF

I was wondering if the return of Kyle Korver was gonna hinder Caroll’s production. In one game, it did not, but not exactly a rainbow line either 12 pts, 7 boards, a dime, and 2 treys. Do with that what you will. But he has been terrific while Korver was out, and it’s my guess that he will have played his way into a few more minutes. Paul Milsap may be injured, which could only help DeMarre. And he will be there for you on the waiver, he’s only 16% owned. And he has simply glorious dreds, so he’s got that going for him.

Al-Farouq Aminu SF

Aminu was an absolute monster last game, snatching 21 boards, with 16 points, 3 steals and dime. Now, you and I both know that this is not what you should expect. But with Anthony Davis out, All the forwards get more burn. And he did have a good game the one previous. If he can get you close to a double double with steals and swats, he’s worth a spot on your bench while AD is out, and he’s only owned a paltry 14%. If you are in need of defensive stats, he’s one of the better streaming options on the waiver.

Sell:

Tim Duncan PF, C

Timmay! He has been a joy to watch, year after year. And he shows no sign of slowing down, he had a monstrous 23/21/2/1/2 last game. Well, now is the time to sell high. Popovich is notorious for resting his players, and, let’s face it, while he is playing well now, he started the season sluggish, went all the way to the finals last year, and is 37. If you could turn Tim into, say, an injured Anthony Davis, and sit on him for 2 weeks, I would say you made off very nicely indeed. Duncan may continue to produce, so don’t look back in anger, just be glad to be with one of the nicest belles at the ball.

Eric Gordon SG

Eric has not impressed me, for where his ADP placed him. He scores, hits the odd trey, and that’s about it. But in his last two, he has dropped 3 3pts per, 17.5 points per, 2 boards, 3.5 dimes, and 4 swipes per! That is very good production. I say sell high. You will get someone of very good value, and they can deal with Gordon when he sinks back to his averages.

Ok Sports fans, That’s all I got for now. May all your deals work in your favour!

98 Responses

  1. I need a PG says:
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    10 team H2H 9 category league
    Lillard Stephenson Ginobli Harden Ibaka DeRozan Hibbert Pekovic Koufos Favors
    BN – Beal Leonard Chalmers

    Chalmers/Knight/BrooksVazquez/Blake who do you like the most?

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @I need a PG: Blake, then a healthy knight, Brooks/chalmers (coin flip), then Vasquez.
      Only dude to drop is chalmers, obviously.

  2. allen says:
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    Hopefully kyrie is still just adjusting to new coach. I think the addition of bynum is hurting kyrie. They seem to try to establish bynum early in games now and bynum isnt a great option in the open floor for kyrie to assist to like when tristan and varejao are in. As a cavs fan i took kyrie at 7 th overall…over steph curry…ouch

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @allen: I feel you. I still think he and Lillard or the leagues new Rose/Paul, but Kyrie is struggling at the moment. He still is producing, but not like he should.

  3. Dreadz says:
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    Tell me I’m crazy for wanting to drop Markieff Morris for this new-and-improved Michael Beasley. Seems like they’re getting him primed for a bigger role in the second half (resting Wade, and at some point Lebron). But at the end of the day, it’s still Supercoolbeas we’re talking about here, so I gotta ask: Make the move, or give ‘Keiff more time to get his ‘ish together?

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Dreadz: Not crazy at all. I wrote my article Thursday, but if Beas keeps this up, he will definitely be a get recommend. As a fan I love to see a guy like Markeif excelling, but I have no particular fantasy loyalty for guys like him, or Beasley either, for that matter. They are the classic steaming fantasy guy, who should be in your lineup while hot, then dropped as soon as they show signs of cooling off. History has shown that the majority of these dudes don’t keep their production above their pay grade for an entire season. So feel free to drop Morris, and also feel no investment in Beasley if he cools as well, and dump him too.

  4. AJ says:
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    Alright so I have both Timmy and Gordon on my squad wouldn’t mind tarding them both in a package deal anyone you would target ?

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @AJ: I’m a big fan of Anthony Davis, and Lillard. If you can get one, or both of those dudes, you’re cleaning up Others to look out for: Batum, Vucevic, and dude of that level. If you could package the two and get George, boom goes the dymanite.

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        Dan A says:
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        @Dan A: Jesus. dynamite. I meant dynamite.

  5. AJ says:
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    I have been trying to acquire Pau and Jennings from this one cat and I offered up West and Matthews but still pending.

  6. Kevin says:
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    Hey Dan. I’m trying to get Kyle Lowry on my team for a good stream of assists, 3s, and steals. I’ve been trying to offer carlos boozer for him during the last few days but he hasn’t replied to me (maybe he’s MIA).

    Do you think that trade might be too lopsided? considering how taj gibson is getting more minutes. I’ll try to offer him straight up and then could offer carlos boozer with tyreke evans. I was also really considering trading my dwight howard for kyrle lowry and a piece.

    Help me out, Dan!

  7. Dan A

    Dan A says:
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    Kyle Lowry is playing very well, a top 10 point in the last 5 games. But don’t overpay. Boozer and evans would be good, just boozer even better. As for Howard, the second piece better be pretty good. I’m sometimes guilty of this, so I say the following with that in mind, but don’t fixate on one player, the owner of that player will pick up on that, and you will always overpay.
    Also try for Lillard, or hell even CP3, if you’re willing to pay.

  8. Jesse says:
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    What do you think about me trading pekovic parsons and frye for albridge and Drummond?

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Jesse: if you can get that deal, do it!

    • Prodders says:
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      @Jesse: Absolute zero chance. If you’re lucky you might get Aldridge for Parsons and one of the others, but I doubt it. Parsons about worth Drummond, not going to get LA for Pek and Frye I don’t think.

  9. The Beal Deal says:
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    Duncan for anthony davis is def not happening in my league as the owner of Davis is in 1st. I have been trying to move him all season and may well have missed my best opportunity in a trade for Favors and the tall white dude from the Pels who pops treys names slipping my mind right now. Anywho, who else could i be targeting? My league is not too high on him overall but i think i could ship him somewhere.

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @The Beal Deal: if you could do a deal for Anderson (tall white dude) straight up, I would consider that. But open asking for Anderson and a bit piece, so you can then counter with Anderson straight up. And if there isn’t anything out there, keep tummy. It’s not like he’s diseased, just a great time to sell him high.

  10. Principal Blackman says:
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    Hey Dan,

    What kind of value do you think Brandan Wright will have going forward? Is he worth rostering over Shawne Williams, HJeremy Evans, or Jordan Hill? 14-team 10 cat roto league. TOVs are not counted.

    Thanks

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @<a href="#commen@Principal Blackman: As you know, he has been injured all season, or almost all, I believe. I don’t know what he is, and I would not drop much of anything to see what he is. That said, I have little faith in J Evans, he’s injured, and Hayward is the 3 of the future there.

  11. Mike says:
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    Drummond was my biggest mistake in not drafting him in every league. Only 20 years old he looks like a top 25 player. Yahoo ranked him in the 90′s why those great hands and athletic ability he looks like a top 3 center by the end of the year.

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Mike: he has made a MASSIVE leap in his second year. He was mad raw last year, a lot of turnovers, no scoring touch, easy fouls, etc. if you look at JV, he was better than Dre last year, and is progressing like most big men do, slowly. Which is what most folks thought would happen with Drummond. But yes, I passed on him too. And not to jinx the kid, but he may hit another wall, still 60 games to go.

  12. Eric says:
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    Hey I had a trade question:

    I’m in an H2H 9 Category league and I may have to punt FT% (D.Jordan, Griffin, Iguodala, and Favors)

    What would you say to trading Paul George, J.Noah, and Danny Green or Plumlee for Lawson, Howard, and W.Matthews?

    On a separate note, what do you think of Noah and Green going forward?

    Thanks!

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Eric: too much going out the door, I wouldn’t. Green is a poor man’s Batum, and I mean really poor. That’s not to take anything away from him, he ‘s able to contribute in all categories. But his limited role will hold him from star numbers, IMO.

      • Eric says:
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        @Dan A.: Got it so you would rather keep the Paul George side

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Dan A.: @Eric: sorry, Noah is a defensive stud, won’t get last years lofty numbers, but solid.

  13. teeque says:
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    Hey there Dan, I asked JB the same question:

    I need your help! I got a big trade on the table guys. What do you think of trading my:
    Dragic and Pekovic for Al Horford, Joe Johnson, and Jordan Crawford.
    I think I am getting the best player but giving up to solid studs. Please help!

    My Team as of now:
    PG: Rubio, Lowry, Dragic, Pat Beverly
    SG: Batum, Kyle Korver, Danny Green
    SF: Josh Smith
    PF: Lebron, Sullinger, Randolph
    C: Pekovic, Valanciuas, Sanders

    I am thinking Dragic and Pekovic maybe worth Horford alone and everything else is gravy. Who would I drop? I am leaning Jonas with his minutes real low right now but that would leave me with little Center help until Sanders is back, Also thinking Dragic assist drops with Bledsoe back and trade weary of him as well. But he’s playing really well. Or I can drop Danny Green? But I like his upside.

    • teeque says:
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      @teeque:

      Hey Dan,

      I just got an offer for Irving and Alec Burks for Dragic and Lowry. What do you think of this?

      • Dan A

        Dan A says:
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        @teeque: If you’re getting Irving, it’s the side I like better, but then Kyrie needs to hurry up and get back to first round value, because Burks is essentially a late mid round value.

        • teeque says:
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          @Dan A:

          Do you like this trade better than the Horford trade?

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @teeque: I disagree. Pek and Dragic worth more than just Al.

      • teeque says:
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        @Dan A:

        Would you accept the Kyrie Trade?

        • Dan A

          Dan A says:
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          @Michael Pan: Hmm. JR is tempting, he’s had 2 good games, but Joe has been more dependable, yet also disappointing. I would consider JR a buy low, but not for Joe. I hope that this doesn’t come back to make me look like an idiot, but JR has been terrible all season, save, like 3 games. I would want to see more.

        • Dan A

          Dan A says:
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          @teeque: yes, since you already have Rubio.

  14. Mr Ballistik says:
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    10 team 8 category H2H 4-1-0 record with the following roster:

    PG: Blake, Lowry, Burke
    SG: Beal, Monta, Iggy
    SF: Chandler, Hayward, Durant
    PF: Anthony Davis, Cousins
    C: Jordan, Favors

    I anticipate Kobe cutting into Blake’s productivity, and I consider Chandler expendable. I’m contemplating dropping them both and grabbing some combination of Tyson Chandler, Asik, Sanders. Assuming Iggy comes back, I may be fine for assists (I was before I grabbed Burke). If not, I flip a big for a PG.

    What say you sir?

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Mr Ballistik: I wouldn’t drop Blake until you know for sure yet. Kobe will have a minute cap, at least for the next few weeks. Chandler for Tyson, or Asik, if he’s traded soon.

  15. Hey Dan – would you drop Marvin Williams and/or Derrick Williams for Hollis Thompson or Jeffrey Taylor right now? Mozgov’s out there also…

    Also, what do you think of Gerald Green at this point? ‘sell high’ w/ the minutes diminishing? thanks

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Sheriff McRawDawg: Both Taylor and Thompson have had a tinny bit of success in one or two games. Don’t expect a lot, but I would be comfortable dropping either Williams, so take a flyer on whichever you prefer.

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Dan A: thanks man. Gonna roll with Taylor as it looks like he’s starting for the near future. Do you think Green for Asik would be worth a try? Also, Hardaway Jr.’s on waivers – should I be gunning for him?

        • Dan A

          Dan A says:
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          @SheriffMcRawDawg: Hardaway Jr’s had a few nice games. He’s worth a flyer, if your waiver is low anyways. Don’t use a top 5-7 waiver on him, he could fade back to obscurity any day now.

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Sheriff McRawDawg: also Green is a “sell for whatever you can get”

  16. giantsfan says:
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    HELP: would you take alec burks or lou williams?

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @giantsfan: I guess Alec, but are these the only choices?
      Reggie Jackson? Tim Hardaway Jr? DeMarre Carol?

  17. Michael Pan says:
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    Need some quick help.

    JR Smit is on waivers. should i drop joe johnson for JR smith????

    Use my waiver

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Michael Pan: Hmm. JR is tempting, he’s had 2 good games, but Joe has been more dependable, yet also disappointing. I would consider JR a buy low, but not for Joe. I hope that this doesn’t come back to make me look like an idiot, but JR has been terrible all season, save, like 3 games. I would want to see more.

  18. Prodders says:
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    Khris MIddleton – is he for real? Or just another flash in the messy Milwaukee pan? Will the return or Caron Butler crush his output or are they likely to give him time anyway to develop him? I just dropped Wilson Chandler (again) for him. Was considering before and his 29 pt effort tipped the balance.

    Thanks!

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Prodders: There is no tellng what is going on in Deer land. By all rights, he should get burn, but then so should’ve Henson, and it took a month for him to get the start. But Khris is no worse than anyone they have on the team. Logic would say he’ll get his shot to succeed or fail, but there have been several moves that defie logic. Another thing to consider: Sanders is due back soon.

      • Prodders says:
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        @Dan A: Yeah I need to have one Buck maximum by the time the rotation starts filling out again. But not going to get much trade value for Henson so I’ll just ride him, and if I happen to get a good offer I’ll probably take it.

        Ta!

        • Dan A

          Dan A says:
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          @Prodders: I would consider including him in a larger deal, he just had a monster of a game, and his last 4 have been solid.

          • Prodders says:
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            @Dan A: Good plan. Had a trade for Marc Gasol accepted. In a veto-happy league though, so maybe it won’t go through. I’m towards the top of the league (h2h) so I should be able to wait for him. The other guy has a few injuries and needs reinforcements.

            • Dan A

              Dan A says:
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              @Prodders: I hate that!

              The league veto is to keep guys from colluding, by, say, drafting two teams, then trading all the bad players off one team for the good ones off another, and then spitting the winnings. It is not to co*k block your opponents for the benefit of your own team. If a fantasy team is suffering because of injuries, there should be no one that blocks a trade. That fantasy guy’s only options is to trade or drop players, and a trade is almost without exception more beneficial than what is available on the waiver.
              Bah! Obviously you’ve touched a nerve. Sorry for the rant. I hope it goes through. And if it doesn’t, email a screen shot of this rant to your league, they should feel shame.

              • Prodders says:
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                @Dan A: No I agree, we’ve had that same discussion and ppl sort of agree, except then ppl say that also teams mustn’t get too strong… which I understand, but it’s also pretty much the object of the game. Ah well we’ll see, no veto votes thus far.

  19. Mike says:
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    Milwaukee would be crazy to take minutes away from Middleton. Middleton looked good last year for Detroit when he got some minutes the last few weeks of the season. Sacre for the Lakers has reallly helped if you need blocks and rebounds. I am in 14, 16, 18 and a 20 team league so guys like Sacre really help

    • Prodders says:
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      @Mike: Thanks Mike. The Bucks do make crazy rotation choices though! I have Henson too, so hopefully they give youth a chance!

  20. Brad says:
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    With Kobe coming back, is it worth it to pick up Steve Blake and drop J.R. Smith? Or should I see if J.R. can pull himself together on a regular basis?

  21. Zack says:
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    Who do you like more, Kobe or Batum? 10 team 8 cat h2h

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Zack: Overall season: Kobe. For Sunday? Batum, simply because he is more dependable, as Kobe will be under minute restriction, rusty, etc. But I have both, and am starting both on Sunday, because all earlier points aside, I can’t see Mamba laying an egg. But full disclosure, I’m a fan in this instance, I’m rooting for Bryant.

  22. AJ says:
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    Tyreke Evans may have a severe ankle injury (same Ankle ) safe to drop? may re-pick up Terrence Jones thanks

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @AJ: yep, good call.

  23. Nomaspantalones says:
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    Hey, could use some help. Saw Middleton spike and looks like a great pickup.
    I have koufos, knight, Beverley and Blake and was thinking about dropping Beverley for Middleton…what do you think?
    For what it’s worth, Taylor, aminu and tucker are also available.
    Thanks for any help you can give me.

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Nomaspantalones: Hmm. I have hyped J. Henson in the past, and Khris has been interesting in his last few games, but I never know what lineup to expect in Milwaukee, and Sanders is due back soon. So grab Khris while he’s hot, but watch his game production very closely, I have a feeling either he or Henson will suffer once Sanders gets back, and Henson has had a longer track record. But again, the WTF factor in Buck land is a serious variable. Also, Tyreke Evans just sprained his ankle, which should bump Al Farouq’s minutes, just sayin.

  24. Brendan says:
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    Should I drop Glen Davis and add either Taj Gibson or Kosta Koufos? I really need FG%.

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Brendan: Koufos or Taj. both are hot, I personally lean towards koufos, he has produced fewer points, but he has had a double double 4 out of the last five games, and missed the fifth by only one board, with blocks and steals in each game. Solid.

  25. Derrick Yu says:
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    Fair trade?
    I give up parsons and beal and receive Jeff Green and Trey Burke.

    Parsons and Beal have lingering injury concerns I do not want to deal with. Is this fair or am I selling low?

    • Derrick Yu says:
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      @Derrick Yu:

      Or even a straight up parsons for Conley. ?

      • Dan A

        Dan A says:
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        @Derrick Yu: If you can get Conley for Parsons I would take that for sure.

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Derrick Yu: No the injuries are a concern, I feel you. On paper, injuries aside, you are getting slightly less return, but Burke has a lot of upside. I would do it.

  26. Hallwaygang says:
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    Hey, h2h 12 teams, got a offer Bledsoe, Brewer for my Rubio T. Evans. I have 2 many injuries Beal, Davis, Butler. Wat do u think?

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Hallwaygang: I know Tyreke is injured as well, and based on that, I would do it.

      • Hallwaygang says:
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        @Dan A:

        Thank u sir!

  27. AJ says:
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    You mentioned Sandman will be back soon, he’s available in my league, good time to stash?

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @AJ: His injury timeline was 4-6 weeks, it’s been 4, so make of htat what you will. Unfortunately, he also has some legal trouble, so I don’texactly know how that will affect him. If you can stash him for 2 weeks without it hurting you, go for it, but I might gamble that he’s still there in a week or so.

  28. Jerms says:
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    Just got offered 2 trades and I’m in last place…

    1st: David Lee for my Josh Smith – not too sure cuz I’d be losing blocks and steals

    2nd: Drummond and Wilson Chandler for Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler

    I don’t want to get rid of kyrie irving, but is it time to package Jimmy Butler in a trade? and is the first trade a bad move?

    • Dan A

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      @Jerms: I wouldn’t do the first trade, I think Smoove is more versitile. Drummond and Wilson for kyrie? It’s a good offer, IMO, Drummond has been an absolute monster, and Wilson not just a throw in. I hate to give up on Irving, but you gotta give to get.

  29. Kevin says:
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    Hey Dan. I’m looking to trade back my kyrie irving for cheaper. do you think derrick favors is fair enough? or would i have to trade for something like 2nd/3rd round pick.

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Kevin: Sorry, you’re trying to get Irving in a trade? If you’re offering just Favors, I think you’ll need to sweeten the deal, but I guess there’s no telling the frustration of his owner right now. You can always try, and then offer more if/when he rejects that deal.

  30. Jake Van Zuiden says:
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    What do you think of trading Al Jefferson for Ibaka? I’m in need of blocks. Also what about Iguodala for Parsons? Thanks

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Jake Van Zuiden: Al for Serge is a fair offer, hope if works for you.
      Parsons is a good get, because Iggy is still out with no timetable for return.

  31. Sio says:
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    what do you think of this trade? giving favors and jimmy butler for hawes. i’m planning to pick up rondo on the wire.

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Sio: I like it from your side, but I doubt he will go for it. You’re trying to trade 2 injured guys, (favors only day to day) for a stud. Hope it works for you, there’s a sucker born every minute, it has been said.

      • Sio says:
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        @Dan A: the guy’s a big favors fan and hawes has been “down” relative to his hot start. i’m hoping he counters and we can go from there. i’m might have to throw in another player like korver, though. thanks for the input!

        what do you think of rondo? will he get back anywhere near where he was? i’m thinking 15-3-7 with a lower fg% (42-44) and still horrible ft.

        • Dan A

          Dan A says:
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          @Sio: You’re right, he is down, but still averaging a double double, with treys, swats and swipes. More a testament to how he was en fuego in the first 3 weeks. Still, not like Favors is a bum, but not equal IMO.
          As to Rondo, I agree with you, he will be rusty as a mofo. If he can regain his speed, I believe his dimes will be up higher than 7, as he can penetrate with the best in the league, but I would say that 3/4 of this season will be a write off for him.

          • Sio says:
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            @Dan A: 3/4? hmmm… now i’m having 2nd thoughts about adding him. i’m still dealing with RW post injury and i don’t wanna go through that again. thanks dan!

            • matt says:
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              @Sio: You sound like the guy trying to give me sucky & matthews for kobe & Henson. Is that you “made men”

              • Sio says:
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                @matt: you will never know… that guy sounds like a prince of a fellow though! haha!

            • Dan A

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              @Sio: Just a guess on my part. Maybe he’s back by Christmas. But he has no timetable, so that could mean mid Jan, potentially, and then he need to get his timing down, shooting, which was never amazing anyhow, and stamina. Most importantly, he needs to trust his knee, which, after watching Rubio last year, and Rose this year, takes a while. Not a safe bet, IMO.

  32. Frank White says:
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    Morning Dan… So I’m winning as of today in CAT 9-0, 9 total CAT’s.. My score on top..
    FG% FT% 3′s Pts REB Ass ST BLK TO
    470 774 34 582 244 149 37 28 69
    443 745 24 559 230 138 34 27
    He has Westbrook going today and I have Carmello, West and Blake. My question is, If you were me with these scores and kinda close Fg and FT%’s, would you play all my guys or should I bench any?? Thanks~

    • Dan A

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      @Frank White: Always play your guys, dude. The KISS principle: “Keep It Simple, Stupid”. Don’t over-think it. You are playing 3 solid players. I hope it works out for you.

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks bud.. I always wondered if there was more strategy to it

        • Dan A

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          @Frank White: The only time you sit your guys is if he has nobody playing and you can potentially lose a percentage or turnover category.

  33. Aj says:
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    Need to stream a 3 point shooter today, Deciding between Meeks or Brooks, leaning Brooks since Mamba is back but then again Kobe could be dishin them dimes and getting Meeks some could looks, that is if they run the court 2gether.. Thoughts?

    • Dan A

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      @Aj: I would say brooks, there’s no Parsons today, I believe, and still no Lin, so it bodes better. But you play your best angle with the knowledge you have before the game. Brooks may only get one, and Meeks could go off for 6. I still think logic gives Brooks the edge.

  34. Frank White says:
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    Thanks bud.. I always wondered if there was more strategy to it

  35. Tsilaeri says:
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    Thanks for the post.
    I’ve been offered following trade

    Westbrook + Derozan + Jeff Green vs Deron W + Josh Smith + S Hawes

    I’m seeling westb and getting deron in this trade.
    Standard 10 team HTH. Should I do this?

  36. Dan A

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    I don’t trust Deron Williams this year, so the PG’s don’t match, but smoove and Hawes are better than DD and J Green. But whatever you get out of Williams will be nothing like Westbrook. Or, at least it looks that way now. Maybe his second half will be great.
    All that windbagging, I would do it, I think, but each side gets some advantages, by no means a slam dunk. I bet a few readers here would not pull the trigger.

  37. Gio says:
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    Need a G who can score should I pick up Mclemore? Waiver is kinda thin!

  38. Dan A

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    That is awful lean if Macklemore is the best option. I guess go with that, if Aaron brooks, or Wes Johnson etc isn’t there

  39. Frank White says:
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    Sup Dan… Would you pickup Jameer Nelson or Derrick Williams as a multi CAT dude for me at least for the week??

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