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So, I would wager that most of you have passed the trade deadline, if your league has one. And it should. Nothing sparks a conspiracy theorist like an “uneven” trade between a contender and a team out of contention 2 weeks from the playoffs. If you are in a league that still allows trades, have your hand hovering over the “bullsh*t” button when trades come across the wire.

But what do you do when you have a player that needs replacing? The waiver is your saviour! Check these cats out if you need some last minute replacing:

BUY:

Boris Diaw PF, C

I’ll make the obligatory “Hon, Hon, Hon, sacre bleu!” French jab, but Homme boy (get it???) can ball. Diaw is getting the start over Tiago Splitter, and in the last 3 games, he’s gone 15.3/7.6/3.3/1/1, with 1.6 treys per. Most importantly, he’s only 17% owned. Zut Alors! Sorry. That’s hacky, even for me.

Matt Barnes SF

At the risk of being redundant, I have always said that through adversity comes opportunity. I’m pretty sure I was the first one ever to make this observation, just sayin. And Matty B, who has been getting the start lately, is taking advantage of his opportunity, going 16.4/5.8/3.2/1.4/.8, with 2.8 3pts per over the last 5 games. And on a personal note, I like him because he looks like the “bad boy” singer from every boy band from the ’90′s, which resonates with me. Although I would be hard pressed to name who was the bad boy from Colour Me Badd. The only logical answer is: All of them.

D.J. Augustin PG

Hey Mr DJ, keep playing that song, on and on and on. Any Zhane fans out there? No? Anyone? Fine. Well, you should be a fan of Augustin. He has been relevant for the Bulls since he was picked up mid-season. But in his last five, he’s become fantasy relevant again, going 15.8/2/3.4/.2/0, with 1.8 3pts per over the last 5 games. And he’s only 43% owned. So get off the dance floor, and grab this D.J.

Xavier Henry  SG, SF

He’s only been back for 4 games, so take this recommendation with a grain of salt, but JB is big on him, so he’s got that going for him. In the last 2 games back before last night, he has gone 13.5/3/3/.5/0, with 2 3pt per, and shooting a very healthy 52.5% [JB - added in another solid line last night!]. And his name is dope, which should also count for something.

Gerald Green SG, SF

While it’s unlikely that he’s available in any self respecting league, G.G. has been nothing short of magnificent lately, and so he’s worth mentioning. He has gone 24/4.6/2.4/1.8/.5, with 3.8 treys. It says in Yahoo leagues that he’s only 67% owned, so you have a 1 in 3 shot that he’s there. He has been pure cash of late, the Suns go-to-guy, and if your league is sleeping on him, go on and get him!

SELL:

Nick Young SG

Full disclosure, I have a real dislike for Swaggy P’s silly looking face. He can shoot, there is no doubt, but he’s a selfish player, not one I’d want on my squad. So that bias out in the open, I’ll tell you why I think he should be dropped. Saggy’s been injured, and the medical staff are tight lipped, not telling anyone what’s going on, with his return date unannounced. The Lakers aren’t going anywhere, and I’m sure that there will be a log jam at the guard position, with Wes Johnson, Xavier Henry, Jordan Farmar, and Kent Bazemore all getting play to see what they can offer. So minutes will be at a minimum, even when Young returns. Do with that what you will.

Anderson Varejau PF, C

So, after the trade deadline, I suggested that Spencer Hawes will suffer due to platooning minutes with Anderson. But Varejao still isn’t back, nothing looks promising, and I’m beginning to think that there is a strong possibility that they will let him come back slowly, given the success Hawes has had. So his value can’t be depended on, and therefore makes him expendable, in my opinion. If you’re doing fine without his input thus far, maybe hold for the rest of this week, but I would wager he will be underwhelming, if he even comes back at all.

Ok boys and girls, that’s all there is in the muddy puddle that is my brain. May all your shots tickle the twine.

  1. matt h says:
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    Diaw or bogut fantasy pts league. Clinched first, GS has two games my semifinal week.

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @matt h: Diaw, both for: A) getting the extra game in during your semi week, and B) outright production. If you compare the two, Diaw has been playing considerably better on the last five games, since he’s been starting and getting the minutes. But that’s, just, like, my opinion, man.

  2. Frank White says:
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    Wutup Dan… In my 9 CAT league this week down the stretch some of the CAT’s against my opponent are very close and any extra guys would probly help but I picked up Boris Daiw a couple days ago to have him on the 6th n the 8th then I was gonna pickup another guy for the 9th. The thing is I hate to let him go cause how good he’s doing. Would you let him go to get that extra guy on Sunday or is he worth a hold?? I’m tied for 2nd place and with 1 more week left I gotta try to stay there and get a buy. I need every good guy I can get especially the way Teague n Conley are playing. Shoot, Vince Carter has been out playing them!! Lol

    • Frank White says:
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      assists n boards are about tied that how close it is. I can always pickup Kendall Marshall to take the assists cause I’m winning 5-3 right now. 1 CAT is tied- boards

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Frank White: I know you want that second place bye, who wuld you drop Boris for? I gotta say, it’s tempting, but, objectively, it’s better for the long haul to have a quality contributor like Diaw, and you won’t be able to nab him back until he clears waivers.

  3. Frank White says:
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    Yeah not much out there. Kendall Marshall, Xavier Henry, Terrance Ross, Patrick Patterson. Plus Diaw has a 4 game week next week. How do you like Vince Carter going into the playoffs? He’s been doing awesome except the crappy game last night but on top of it he has great FG% as does Diaw which helps a lot. My team this week has a total of 501% FG and about 800FT%.. What do you think about my team going into the playoffs..? That trade hurt me with losing Varejeo and letting go West n Rondo and having Bogut n Wesley Matthews which has ben pretty crappy lately but picking up Tyson Chandler really helped me from losing Varejeo.
    Conley
    Teague
    Alec Burks
    Foye
    Ariza
    Wesley Mathews
    Vince Carter
    Carmello
    Paul Millsap
    I love Boguts blocks but I’m waiting for his boards to come. I just killed the 1st place team andall CAT’s are really good except I ALWAYS lost TO’s
    Bogut
    Taj Gibson
    Tyson Chandler
    Marc Gasol
    Diaw

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Frank White: I like your squad. The only guy I would maybe consider exchanging is Burks, he basically scores, a smattering of boards and/or dimes, and that’s it. Ride Vince while he’s hot. I’m glad Tyson worked out for you, losing Rondo is tough, but I guess at the time you didn’t know if he’d come around this season or not. TO’s are a beyatch, but you can’t really try to rectify that off the waiver, without compromising what those players who turn it over bring for you in other categories.Good luck, homeboy!

      • Frank White says:
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        Yeah rondo killed me.. Nobody would’ve never known that he’s actually scoring and adding 3′s. His while career average was 13 points.. Ugh lol. And of course west is breaking out but what’s done is done. As long as I read your blogs and grab good waivers that’s a big game changer.. Thanks buddy!!!

  4. Joe says:
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    I got Lillard, IT2, Knight, T.Evans, J.Green, Carroll, Deng, Gibson, D.Lee, Ibaka, M.Gasol in a 12-team, 9-cat, H2H non-keeper.

    Would you drop anyone for Diaw? (For what it’s worth, G.Hill and Brewer are also available)

    Thanks!

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Joe: I might consider dropping Carroll, he’s had 2 “meh” games, and the hawks are in an absolute nosedive, which concerns me. And Diaw has 4 games next week…

  5. I love lamp says:
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    12 team h2h points league. I just dropped loui williams for diaw. Would you drop henson for chris douglas roberts or xavier henry? I’m in the playoffs for my league right now and my matchup lasts another week. I’m currently down 50 points. Henson has really been pissing me off lately especially since sanders is out.

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @I love lamp: Henson is frustrating, without a doubt. Young player on a terrible team. I would take CDR over X-man, because Chris is starting right now with Henderson out.

  6. Frank White says:
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    Avery Bradley is about to come back in 6 days. Is he a must grab when he comes back instead of one of my guys?? Also Jammer Nelson should be back tonight and they said it’ll most likely send Oladipo to the bench

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Frank White: I would say no, only because of the unpredictability of how he will return, minutes, when, etc.

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks.. Maybe I can drop Burks for an extra guy tomorrow.. Would you do him for anyone I mentioned above on that big question where I put my squad on??

        • Dan A

          Dan A says:
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          @Frank White: I might think about Pat Patterson, he’s grabbing stats across the board right now, but like all streamers, he could drop off at any point. Burks isn’t terrible, mind you, but he’s one dimensional. Scoring, with not a lot of 3′s, and barely anything else. Ross is kinda like that as well, but will give you more 3′s. Xavier is another potential option like Patterson, but he’s only been back for 3 games. He’s done well in those three, though. Marshall will give you dimes, and that’s about it.

  7. The Glove says:
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    9-cat H2H. Drop Bazemore for Middleton? Bazemore is killing my ft%

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @The Glove: I agree, he’s shooting too much, it seems almost as though he’s believing his own hype. Khris is noce, but Illyasova was suspended one game, and Mayo got into foult trouble early, so take that into consideration, he won’t drop 25 often.

      • The Glove says:
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        @Dan A: So you’d make the switch then? Diaw & Jeff Adrien are also interesting…

        • Dan A

          Dan A. says:
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          @The Glove: I’d take diaw over Khris.

  8. Marcin says:
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    14 team, h2h 9cat. Play offs from 17.03. Would you drop Thornton or Hardeway Jr. for Avery Bradley?

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Marcin: I would drop Thornton.

      • Marcin says:
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        @Dan A: Ok, thanks. Could you please rank
        -Booker, Dalembert,Antic?

        • Dan A

          Dan A. says:
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          @Marcin: I would put them in that order, I think. But none of them have much, if any, fantasy value.

  9. Craig says:
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    I’m considering Diaw, but not sure whether to drop Middleton or Deng. What do you recommend? 12- team, 9-cat H2H, I am in second place. Thanks.

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Craig: I would hold onto deng, and Khris is interesting, but inconsistent. So Khris, if that was unclear.

  10. Papajeansegura says:
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    Would you drop Channing Frye for Diaw? Or I could drop Wesley Johnson.

  11. TestTickles says:
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    Ive got Bazemore. Would you rather have Waiters? Also my bigs have been underperforming…Hibbert, Favors, Sullinger (also have pau and Hawes, who have been decent). Should I roll with Waiters or Jeff Adrien? Thanks

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @TestTickles: Baze is shooting a very poor % right now, so I understand those who want to drop him. Waiters is basically just a points guy, so if that’s what you need, he’s decent. Jeff A. is athletic, an energy guy who is more than just a boarder, but the bucks line-up/minute distribution is so unpredictable, Jeff come with risk.
      I would grab Jeff, but keep him on a tight leash.

  12. Li says:
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    Deep team, looking for added bench depth. Reggie Evans, who has been putting up near double double numbers in about 25 min per over the last 6 or so games…
    02/25 HOU24 8 8 1 2 0
    02/28 LAL 19 8 9 2 3 0
    03/01 MIN 14 4 9 1 0 0
    03/03 NO 30 10 13 0 0 1
    03/05 MIL 27 13 5 1 0 0
    03/07 TOR 26 8 10 2 0 0

    OR Jeff Adrien who I just noticed has been doing the same thing over in Buck’s land.
    Adrien output since joining Bucks:
    02/22 IND 18 6 11 3 1 0
    02/24 PHI 24 6 10 2 1 1
    02/27 IND 20 4 6 0 0 0
    03/01 BKN 16 5 10 0 1 1
    03/03 UTA 20 8 11 0 1 1
    03/05 SAC 22 15 5 1 1 0
    03/07 NO 30 20 10 2 1 3 (Note started and got lotta run w Ilaysova suspension)

    While Adrien may have more upside than the 8 year veteran Evans, the bench in Mil. has a lot more bigs, while Evans has recently earned some good minutes with not a lot of Bigs on King’s bench. Thoughts?

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Li: The smart money player goes with Reggie, and his magnificent beard, and accepts his dependable, but limited output. The gambling player goes with Adrien, and hopes for his vicious athletic output, but accepts the risk that he may get next to no minutes, and therefore no production, some nights.

  13. Tyler says:
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    Your still buying green with Bledsoe coming back Wednesday? I’d think that would really tank his value.

    • Li says:
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      @Tyler:
      While I’m sure he wont be launching 20+ 3-point attempts anymore, and his nightly foray with 40 minutes will be scaled back– he is just playing too well for the Suns to simolybrelegate him to whatbhe was earlier in the season. He has shown what he can do with serious minutes. I love how he can rebound and grab a steal or two as well. Is there any talk of sliding him over to the SF spot for some minutes? After witnessing PJ Tucker’s meager three field goal attempts in damn near 40 minutes- maybe they could try him there- at least during stretches of the game so he can see somewhere near 30 minutes. I have’nt watched many Suns games…how is Green Defense? He’s long enough to play a lil’ SF….

      • Dan A

        Dan A says:
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        @Li: I think that Tucker is on the floor for more than offence, so I don’t suspect he will be bumped completely, it’ll be a matchup thing. Green has played at SF a bunch, so it stands to reason that he goes there a bit. Gerald isn’t known for his shut down defence, but the Suns aren’t helmed by Tom Thibbs either, so that shouldn’t affect GG too much. Green will get his minutes, and until he falters, I can ‘t see how anyone can drop him just in anticipation of him stumbling…

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Tyler: I understand the apprehension, touches will undoubtedly go down. That said, yes, I’m still big on him, for the short term, at least. I would guess that Bled will be very closely monitored on his minutes, back-to-back games, etc, for at least the next 7-10 games. Also, the Suns have a lot of games to play, multiple 4 game weeks, which will ease the sting of less minutes/touches per game for GG. He has been nothing short of all star caliber play, I can’t see them completely going away from him. For me to deny that his value will take a hit with Bledsoe back would be silly of me, it’s just that for now,that I think he’s still worth owning.

  14. Frank White says:
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    Morning Dan.. I’m pissed cause I read Boris Diaw’s notes and he didn’t start and coach Pop might keep it that way. There’s no way of telling. I feel like I should’ve dropped him for a guy today so a have an extra player but Oh well. Anyway Do you think I should hold him for the 4 game week next week or is he useless off the bench?? That’s really my only streaming spot but whatever you think

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Frank White: He will still get play, it’s a match up thing. I would hold him for the 4 game week, if I were you. He still had 8 and 8 with 2 dimes in 22 minutes. I know that the 22 minutes isn’t ideal, bit it was against Orlando, and Diaw would have a difficult time against Vucevic, who killed all the Spurs bigs, btw. Duncan only got 11 and 10 in this game, and Tiago Splitter had 14 and 6, to put things in perspective. The Spurs guards did all the scoring. Just chill and wait, pal.

  15. Frank White says:
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    Thanks!! Hey Pero Antic is on the wire and the first 2 games back were like 16-17 minutes but got 30 minutes last night. The notes say as long as he’s starting he’s worth a look in all leagues. plus after next week he’s got 4 game weeks through the playoffs like Teague n Millsap on my team.. Do you like him??

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Frank White: peri is interesting, certainly worth a burks.

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Frank White: I just don’t know how many minutes he will get…

  16. Frank White says:
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    I was thinking. I kinda like Burks even though everyone says he just scores but I like the points, great FG% and he gets at least 2 boards n assists every game.. I got other guys that make up 3′s and steals. Plenty of them. I kill in those areas. Idk maybe if he colds down especially when all the guys on the wire are too inconsistent, ya know.

  17. AC says:
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    Thoughts on dropping Boozer for Sully? Boozer is consistent but never great and I don’t like his timeshare with Gibson, but not sure if Sully is better overall. Thanks as always!

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @AC: Boozer has been bumped, it’s clear. I would feel comfortable dropping him for Sully, or Diaw, or Jeff Adrien, for upside potential alone.

  18. Adam says:
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    I just offered someone David Lee for Thaddeus Young because of the Warriors’ sparse playoff schedule (3 games in Week 21, 2 games in Week 22). Am I getting the better end of the trade?

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Adam: Lee is gonna score more, and pull more boards. Thad will get stats across the board. I would prefer to have young during the playoffs, to avoid the 2 game week.

  19. Yokevo says:
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    Diaw, antic, Jeff adrien, pj tucker, bass, and iggy keep which 3 for this upcoming week? 10 team 9 cat.

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Yokevo: Adrien, for upside, and Diaw and Iggy, for 4 game weeks. I like Antic as well, he’s getting the start these days.

  20. E says:
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    Foye or W. Chandler ROS?
    H2H 9 cat W-L

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @E: I like Chandler for his impact in multiple stat categories…

  21. Lasandro says:
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    Hey man nice write up. Having a very hard time choosing between the following for a week of good brds and pts. Offensive boarding is a necessity: Amir, Adrien, Stat, Kanter and R Evans

    I know P Pat is out for a week in Toronto so I was most intrigued by Amirs sched and heavier minutes, but dude only pulled down 2 brds today!! Stat is intriguing but will he play both of the back to backs? The other three are bench players and it comes down to match ups for the week for me to choose between them.. Adrien is a beast but that effin team. Kanters been great too as far as getting near dub dub numbers

    • Lasandro says:
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      @Jb Gilpin and @dan A. I’d appreciate y’all’s input too

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Lasandro: Amir will most definitely play both games. His 2 boards were an anomaly, expect more. But for pure boards, Reggie Evans is the best talent, in terns of nose for the ball, it’s his minutes that are the risk. Kanter is getting close to double doubles, but really nothing else. I would say go with Amir, he has a huge game against Brooklyn tonight, Tyler Hansbrough is the next big off the bench, and has been getting limited minutes, so I would expect a good performance. Just my opinion.

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