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We are, brothers and sisters, into our 4th week of fantasy, and things are starting to shake out, no?  Stevie Blake continues to produce, and all is right in the world of baskets and balls. Or is it?

I had written a smelly little article last week, another Buy/Sell, and one of you kind readers, Giant Gigantes, asked why my article read like a add/drop, and not buy/sell, as I didn’t recommend any players that are playing over their head, ones that the reader should look to move. At first I blew it off, not thinking anything of it. I mean, how would I, or anyone else know this early in the season who is over valued, and who is under performing? The nerve of this cat, right?

But I couldn’t leave it alone, because I’m petty, and can’t take criticism of any form due to my tenuous opinion of myself. In this case, there was something to what he was saying. Giant was right to expect me to make some wild assertions, if for no other reason than to spark some discussion amongst you guys. I needed to go deeper, do some serious introspection about what motivates me, who I am, and who I want to be as a hack sports advice guy. But only after a healthy dose of porn. Don’t judge my methods, that’s how I reach my spirit guide.

So my spirit guide and I concluded, after a stupor of niche porn and regret, the following: who in their right mind actually takes me seriously in the first place? Go ahead, write prognostication, people love to talk about the future. So I propose the following: I will continue to mention waiver adds, as they are the best type of get, but also begin to project who will be a good “buy low” candidate and who you should get rid of. I will not continue to write disclaimers after this, but: Remember, I’m only guessing! You may be shocked to learn that I don’t know a single NBA trainer, or coach, or towel boy, for that matter, which means I have no inside track, other than my vast knowledge of the NBA game to draw upon. That and my massive manhood, that’s pretty cool. So: “caviat emptor”, which is Latin for “don’t fu**in blame me if this sh** don’t work” Here we go:

Buy:

Steve Blake PG

I know, this is a horse that I have personally beaten to death with my bare hands. But he’s only 53% owned in leagues. C’mon son! And his year to date stats are only 9/3/7/1/0 with 1.8 turnovers. His actual stats for the past week are 11/4.7/12/2/0 with 2.5 turnovers. So quote his year stats when approaching the dude who was smarter than you and snatched him up off the waiver if you’re gonna trade. If Steve Nash comes back (big if), Nash will still be very ginger with his back, and is liable to go back out. There was talk of him retiring. And Kobe Bryant will be back soon, which will hurt Blake in some categories (attempts, dimes), but help him in others (3pt?).

Jonas Valanciunas C

Why? Because eff you, that’s why. No, that’s harsh, I should cut that out, I have no reason to be so touchy. Seriously, JV has had some decent games, and others where he has not affected the stat line much at all. But this cat will be a star, I’m absolutely convinced, and he should be more solid this year. Rumours that Demar DerosanKyle Lowry and Rudy Gay could all be traded if/when the Raps blow it up. Again. And JV is the only untouchable on the team. Fair disclaimer, almost no trades ever happen before Dec 15, because any player signed up this year can’t be traded before that date, so no trade is imminent. That said, any combination of those 3 leaving will only help his value. He is owned in 80% of leagues, so chances are you will have to trade for him. Don’t sell the farm, but I would sniff out what the asking price would be.

J.J. Hickson PF, C

Yes, I mentioned him last week. Yes, yes, cupcake, I remember, shhh. But he’s only 52% owned, and he has been an absolute beast, so he deserved a second mention. Last week, I pointed out that Timofy Mozgov might force a timeshare, but JJ has separated himself, with distinction. He could be had at a low cost, relative to his output, and with Javale McGee out for the season. Definitely see what JJ will cost you.

Trey Burke PG

He has only played a quarter of an NBA regular season game. So this recommendation is purely a gut call, but as much as the dude who held onto him wants for him now, (and he’s only owned in 55% of leagues, so nab him for free if you can) he will want more after he proves what he can do. Or what I hope he will do. Not that historically the NBA draft have picked the best players chronologically, but he was the first PG to be chosen, and he will get as much playing time as he can handle. He’ll still be off the bench for the time being, so move quick if you want to upgrade your point position.

Terrance Jones SF, PF

Omer Asik is a bitch. He wants out, he only played 7 minutes after not playing for 2 games, and depending on what comes back in a trade for Asik, there is not much in the way of competition for minutes at the 4 spot. Jones has averaged 12/1o/1.3/1.3/2.4 with a 3pt per over the last 5 games. And he’s only 35% owned. I’m saying Frog, so leap, kid!

Sell: 

Here is where I make good to Giant Gigantes. I do hope I’m more right than wrong here, but ok:

Dwane Wade PG, SG

I have an irrational dislike for Wade. No reason, other than I have predicted that his knee would give up on him for the last 2 + years. And he’s proved me wrong. UNTIL NOW! It’s the perfect time to sell. He has played well in the first 10 or so games, but he’s been sitting the last few games, and at the time I’m writing this, he may miss the next game as well, to manage discomfort in his knee. You gotta hope that some sucker in your league will trade for him based on history and this season’s average thus far. Make a move soon, before the word gets out. And he is in talks with Fox to make a sitcom based on his parenting high jinks, I swear to god, look it up. Another reason to trade him.

Andrea Bargnani PF, C

A classic “sell high” if I ever saw one. He stayed in Toronto for 7 years because of precisely what is going on in New York. He shows flashes of good to greatness. But it won’t last, and most certainly not after Tyson Chandler returns. He should fetch something decent too, I would assume.

Aaron Afflalo SG, SF

Another guy who, in my opinion, is definitely over achieving. 21.7/5/4.8/.9/0 is waaay up from his career averages. Maybe he’s figured it out. I think not, though. And those numbers should get you a Nicholas Batum, say. Ok, maybe that’s too rich a deal, but shoot for the stars, friend.

Markieff Morris PF

You wanna pull for an underdog. Or I do, I shouldn’t speak for you, maybe you want to crush the underdog. But if you’re not the man, keeping us down, you wanna pull for the underdog. Except in this case, he can’t keep up the pace, and while I want to pull for Markieff, I would rather pull for him on another squad. Get what you can get.

 

Ok race fans, that’s all I’m gonna write for today, these bones are tired! And I want to keep my errors to a minimum. Let me ask you all to please comment, but back your opinions with reasons and facts, if possible, please. Tell me why Afflalo should be kept, beyond: “he kicks ass, dipsh-t!” which may be valid, but does not debunk the sell high theory.

Holla!

101 Responses

  1. Kevin says:
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    I tried selling high with my afflalo and mo Williams for Andre iguodala. Things went well until my league vetoed the trade. Too good to go through? I understand a veto is a veto but I can’t help but hold a grudge. I’ll most def go after batum though.

    • jakob says:
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      @Kevin:
      I dont get it, thats a reasonable trade. Maybe the owner having Iggy wanted more points and treys. Maybe hes a huge Afflalo fan, too (yeahr.. not realistic). I mean, Iggy is good, but there are definitely arguements why you could do that trade having Iggy. And if he accepts, well.. its HIS decision. Two years ago, I traded for D-Wade, giving up Holiday and Al Harrington (when he was in Denver and sinking treeeys). Almost got vetoed, too, but actually the guy with D-Wade made this offer to me (he was sick of him being injured as his 1st round pick, plus it was his first fantasybball-season as well in our league). As we made our points and owners saw the motives behind, they were okay with it. Got D-Wade and was pretty happy about it. Maybe you both should make a forum thread and explain your reasons. Guys in my league are intelligent though, maybe a little grasping from time to time ;p.

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @jakob: @Kevin: I agree, that is not a lopsided trade. I would be complaining pretty loudly. It’s not like it was Afflalo for KD

  2. forwhomthejoiquebelltolls says:
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    just added Terrence for Plumlee hope i don’t lose too many blocks. You think Jrue Holliday is too much to offer for Burke?

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @forwhomthejoiquebelltolls: for right now, yes. Trey will begin as a back up. If you’re in a keeper with many help positions, or are stacked at PG, it should be a good long term move.

  3. Pedro says:
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    hey guys…what do you think about my drummond and teague for his kyrie and ryan anderson…? standard 9-cat roto

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Pedro: you upgraded pg stats, he got defensive help. Good trade, as kyrie is the best player in the deal

  4. Connor says:
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    Who do you think has more potential the rest of the season Raymond Felton or Mo Williams?

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Connor: Mo is the backup, but Felton is woefully underperforming this far. I would have to say Felton. Maybe. I dunno. My gut really wants to say Mo.

  5. nathan says:
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    HI trey burke is avail in my league & i want to pick him up but i can’t decide who to drop & if i should drop any of my guys for him… what do you think . 10 team 9 cat H2H
    my team :

    G: Rubio, Wall, Ellis, Isaiah, Oladipo
    F: Melo, Jeff Green, Hayward, Ersan, Tobias, Wilson Chandler
    C: Hawes, Drummond, Cousins, Jordan Hill

    Thanks

    • mike says:
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      @nathan:

      That is a pretty nice team, I’m no expert but I would say Hayward or Hill

      • TR says:
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        @mike: don’t drop Hayward! I’d say chandler

        • The Beal Deal says:
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          @TR: agree. C’mon is wilson chandler really even worth anything?

          • Dan A

            Dan A. says:
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            @The Beal Deal: I think so. He just came back from injury, but no other sf there while gallons to out. And he contributes across the stat lines.

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @nathan: don’t drop anyone listed for trey.

  6. Robert says:
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    Hey man i was offered a trade my drummond for his kawhi. Do you think it is fair? I was thinking of offering him favors instead of drummond.

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Robert: I like Leonard, but Drummond is killing it so far. I would say favors is a good offer.. Just check kawhi’s health first, he was down a bit for a while.

  7. Giant Gigantes says:
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    Haha, I’m glad I can light that fire Dan! I’m liking the “new” sell column, keep it up (the article that is, for anyone thinking I was talking about the porn).

  8. As a former Jonas offer I’m sniffing around to re-acquire him. I just offered John Henson. Good article Dan.

  9. Kevin says:
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    My bledsoe for someone else’s Demarcus cousins. I’m pretty guard heavy with Irving, John wall, afflalo, oladipo, trey Burke, and granger. Could use another big man with boozer, Howard, and plumlee. Does cousins have enough upside to match with bledsoe’s value? Thanks in advance!

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Kevin: cousins has all the potential in a big. But, like all bigs, he needs a team to facilitate for him, which is where the issues are. If you need to make the deal, fine, but maybe offer Afflalo first, then do Eric b if the owner doesn’t bite

  10. Shaqtin'ACoon says:
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    Marc Gasol down, drop henson for koufos? or is ed davis the better add

    Thanks!

      • Shaqtin'ACoon says:
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        @Dan A.:
        Ed davis only played 16 min after Marc went down, while Koufos played 27. If given the minutes, I would rather take Ed but do you see that happening?

        Sullinger over both? He’s looking more like the main big in the celtics lineup now

        • Dan A

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          @Shaqtin’ACoon: I don’t understand what is being done in Memphis. I checked your info, of course it’s right, but so perplexing. Ed Davis is clearly the better talent, so he must somehow be in the doghouse. That makes for a difficult decision. The only thing I can guess at is that they don’t think Ed is a natural center, and Randolph can’t play the pivot either. And Sullinger is on another mess of a team, no one knows which guy is getting the minutes on any given night, I would avoid him.

  11. How would you rank Jordan Hill, Terrance Jones and JJ Hickson?

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Thierry Fortune: JJ, hill, jones. And jones gets the last spot because he has such a small sample size. He could be ranked higher in a month.

  12. Dan, I got offered Blake for Kemba Walker. Do I pull the trigger there? It looks like I could lose Rose…

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: I wouldn’t give up Kemba for Blake, unless you need assists really badly. If Kemba is in play, how about seeing what it would take (Kemba +…) for either wall, Irving, or Lillard. Blake is a fantastic waiver pick up, but the risk with him is always what will Nash do if he comes back. He may prove to be as good as walker, or possibly even better, but Kemba showed flashes of fantasy goodness. Whatever that means.

      • @Dan A.: I’m targeting John Wall first. My initial offer is Kemba and Joakim Noah for Wall and Miles Plumlee. The same guy owns Lillard. I was streamlining DeMarre Carroll so I dropped him and added Kosta Koufos in light of the Gasol injury. I don’t expect my trade to get accepted but we’ll see what happens.

        • @WNWDOTCOM: OK it’s a done deal. I did Lillard and Plumlee for Noah and Favors. Stings a little bit but I have to replace Derrick Rose and I have Nikola Vucevic, which should help. I can move Kemba for a big if the need arises. I’m happy to replace Rose without giving up James Harden.

          • Dan A

            Dan A. says:
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            @WNWDOTCOM: hope it proves to be fruitful

  13. Frank White says:
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    Sup Dan… So I have Marc Gasol and as you heard he’s most likely hurt. If so should I grab Kosta Koufos in his place or what would you do?? I already lost Tyson Chandler.. I don’t know what to do

    • Frank White says:
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      Is 10 week long enough to drop Gasol??.. Also please answer me asap because someone might grab him

      • Pavel says:
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        @Frank White: grab koufos don’t wait. if you can drop a scrub and keep gasol, do it. if this is the timeline he’ll be back in february.if your team is deep enough hold him, if not, make the drop.

      • Dan A

        Dan A. says:
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        @Frank White: Kosta is there, take him. If you’ve stashed chandler, rather drop him over Marc.

  14. Kevin says:
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    Again, thanks for all your help.

    Would dropping reggie jackson for mo williams be worth it for the short term? i’m like borderline on steals, 3ptm, and FT% for this week. reggie’s been producing a bit with derek fisher getting less minutes.

    Do you think i should bite my tongue for this week and let my roster be and keep mo williams? reggie plays tomorrow for our last day of our week. am i thinking too short term or is that an ok move? Thanks.

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Kevin: I like what no is doing right now. I hope he keeps it up for you!

  15. Frank White says:
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    Thanks hey talk quick, since ilost Chandler n Gasol this guy offered me Wall, Randolph and Caron Butler for Carmelo and Hayward. Should itake it?? Cause Randolph is gonna grab allot more without Gasol and Mello is killing me on fg% and to’s where wall is getting more then him as is

  16. Frank White says:
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    If you like that then should ipickup Koufos too or no??

  17. Frank White says:
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    My team is
    Conley
    Teague
    Hayward
    Carmelo
    Millsap
    West
    Gasol
    Beverley
    Gerald green
    Mayo
    Ariza
    TristanThompson
    Pierce
    WilsonChandler

    • Dan A

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      @Frank White: if you do that deal, I would sooner drop pierce, or Bev. Bev frost, I think. But get something better than c butler as the 3rd piece. Leverage Melos star power to get him to sweeten the deal.

  18. Frank White says:
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    So if idothe deal then do pierce or Beverley instead of Chandler?

  19. Frank White says:
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    I tried asking for Harrison Barnes instead of Butlerandgiving him athirdguy but I doubt he will do it. Isn’t wall better then Mello right now?? Also Butler is a starter And Randolph will kill it Without Gasol right??

  20. Frank White says:
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    Basically would you take the trade with Butler?? If so who should i drop for koufos?

  21. lil says:
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    is it a good time to drop gordon haywood? got an offer for bogut…..haywood’s horrendous fg% and to are a killer….gordon seem to go on injury list sooner than bogut too

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @lil: don’t drop haywood if you can manage it. He will have value soon, if you can hold on.

  22. Glenn says:
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    I was just offered Ginobili for MKG, should I take it? who has more upside?

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Sheriff McRawDawg: @Glenn: they are both question marks. Many started hot, has cooled. Mkg isn’t setting the world on fire either. I say don’t do it, what the hell, mkg is younger, may still grow into something better. But I’m non committal either way. Do it if you like Latin passion and spicy red wine…

  23. Hey Dan –

    with Rose out, and with Dunleavy/Butler/& Hinrich owned, is Marquis Teague worth a spec add, over someone like Vitor in a 20-teamer? thanks

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Sheriff McRawDawg: yes, I think so. Also, vitor started to make noise, but who knows who will get minutes in Celt land, a big risk.

  24. Jason says:
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    Is an offer of Teague for ibaka insulting? This guy just lost d rose. I also have wall p bev and George hill. Wanted to offer hill and Danny green first.

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Jason: Ibaka is worth more than Teague. Hill/green and Teague? Less insulting, as you say.

  25. TR says:
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    Should I drop Steve Blake for Tobias Harris?
    It’s between him and Burke and I like Burke too much

    • Rbez says:
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      @TR: I’m really excited to see Tobias back, which hopefully is again the Suns today!

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @TR: if you can get Harris, I would do it. He was fantasy dynamite last year. Hope it’s the same this year.

  26. Patrick says:
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    how long do you think spencew hawes will continue the way he’s playing? apart from injury concerns you think the second half he’ll get a big cut in minutes as soon as their rook gets healthy?

    i’m thinking of trading him for valanciunas, you think that’s a good move? the JV owner is frustrated, should i see if he would let him go for cheaper? i also got wilson chandler and tobias harris on the last parts of my roster.

    also, how successful do you think chandler will be? he’s off to a slow start.

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Patrick: I think he will play well all year. He was playing well last half of last year as well, remember. And Noel is likely out for the season.

  27. Quintero says:
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    Who do you see as a proper return for Markieff? Thanks!

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Quintero: I believe markief is a declining asset. A great story, but he was playing above his pay grade. I would take whaT you can get. I would even drop him if t Harris is available, or, say, try and get trey Burke, or something g like that. Aim mid rounder value. But I guess whatever the market will bear. If you can add him in as a piece to get Lillard, or something like that, great.

  28. Rbez says:
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    Somebody got mad frustrated at Kanter and just dropped him. However, I don’t know if I need to pick him up using my #1 waiver.

    My 3 lowest value players are Jonas V, W Chandler and Oladipo…and I don’t know if I would even drop Jonas for Kanter….

    Thoughts please?

    • Dan A

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      @Rbez: I would sooner drop oladapio than Jonas, but that’s just me. If you’re light on guard, And need oladapio, either chandler or JV would be acceptable, I guess. I’m high on both of those cats, but I admit they haven’t really proven to be more valuable than enes so far.

    • Prodders says:
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      @Rbez: You’d be nuts to drop Oladipo – has been stuffing the stat sheet on a per minute basis and his mins are going up. Should have a big 2nd half. One of the others maybe.

      • Dan A

        Dan A says:
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        @Prodders: fair enough, I just really feel the same way about JV and Chandler. And while Oladapio had a great stat line last game, he had 17 turnovers in the 2 games before that, which, if he doesn’t get a handle on, will nail him to the bench, IMO. But Vic has talent, no question.

  29. AC says:
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    It’s that time of year when injuries started wreaking havoc on your squad. I now have Rondo, Marc Gasol, and Bledsoe on the indefinite DL. My team is off to a decent start, so is stashing all of them and hoping for the best the way to go here? Thanks.

    • Dan A

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      @AC: That’s tough. I guess you have to see how you compete in the meantime, and don’t make up your mind now. If you are competitive without needing those roster spots, fine, but over time, statistically, it should put you at a disadvantage. I hope Rondo comes back for you sooner than later, and you don’t have to sweat it as much.

  30. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi,
    I play in a H2H points league, and I just lost Rose. I already have Butler on my IR, and I don’t want to waste a roster space with Rose, because in this league sometimes the wins are determined by 1 point. Would you drop him? Alternatively I could just keep him until Butler is back, then shift him to the IR, but that would hurt me for the next few weeks while Butler is out.

    Thanks!

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @asdfasdf: I would take the short term hit, and not drop Rose. Anyone with a free IR spot will scoop him, and stash him. He may be back in time for your playoffs. I hope it doesn’t affect your rotation at all.

  31. asdfasdf says:
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    Sorry, one more thing… Reggie Jackson or Hinrich?

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @asdfasdf: i would say Hinrich, due to Rose.

  32. It’s been a weird weekend for my squad. I went from trying to put the finishing touches on a team built around James Harden and Derrick Rose to trying to replace Rose without giving up too much. Anyways, here’s what my team looks like moving forward and I was wondering if anyone had any helpful tips. The league is a 12-team H2H Each Category 8 categories. Here’s my roster:

    PG Damien Lillard
    SG James Harden
    SF Martell Webster
    PF Nikola Vucevic
    C Miles Plumlee
    G Kemba Walker
    F Terrence Jones
    UTIL John Henson
    UTIL J.J. Redick
    UTIL Goran Dragic
    Bench Tobias Harris
    Bench Kosta Koufos
    Bench Derrick Rose

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: Your squad is good. You will be able to drop Henson when T. Harris comes back. Maybe not the first game, but in 3-5 games in. Watch the waiver first (duh, I know that, you say, Just making sure) Maybe use JJ Reddick and or Plumlee as trade bait for something. If anything else comes to mind, I’ll follow up.

      • @Dan A: Thanks for the info Dan. I pondered moving Kemba but I don’t really see a need at the moment. I’m hoping Larry Sanders gets healthy soon so I can add him. Both he and Tyson Chandler are on the waver wire.

        • Dan A

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          @WNWDOTCOM: Kemba has been playing above his season averages the past 3 or so games. He has talent, I would wait to see if he can get back to where he should be. You’d be selling low at this point, IMO. Except just fyi, I’m watching football while typing, and mixed up T harris and Ilyasova up in my head. But that fuck up aside, Henson has been limited in minutes since Ersan’s return, so he may be the expendable one, should you need to drop someone.

          • @Dan A: No worries man, I appreciate the help regardless. Just read Tobias Harris is active tonight so that’s a boost.

  33. Lasandro says:
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    Wattup Dan, a big (and new) fan of your blog!

    Im leading my league in points by a healthy margin and need more O boards and a few more boards in general. I’ve been offered D Jordan and Deng for P George. Opinion?

    • Lasandro says:
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      Correction: Deng or Turner

      • Dan A

        Dan A says:
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        @Lasandro:Wow. I guess Jordan will help you in boards, and Deng’s stats should benefit from the absence of Rose, but George is top 3 in production in the league, you would clearly be giving up the best player. I think you could get more for George if you were to shop him, Jordan has been playing amazing, no doubt, but way over his historical numbers. Vucevic and a piece should be available, a guy I would prefer to have.
        All that said, it’s not terrible, he’s offering you an A- piece, and a B+ piece for an A+ piece. Do what you need to do, History favours the bold.

  34. teeque says:
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    What do you think of this trade for me? 10 team 9 cat.

    My Dragic and Zach Randolph for Al Horford. I am asking trying to ask him to throw in the player who he is going to drop.

    My Team consist of:
    Rubio ,Dragic, Lowry, Pat Beverly
    Lebron, Josh Smith, Sullinger
    Batum, Korver
    Jonas, Zach Randolph, Pekovic, Dalembert, Larry Sanders

    I may try to see if he would throw in Trey Burke since he just got him off waivers. I’ve been actively shopping Dragic. I like ZBo % but he lacks defense. But with Gasol out, Zbo stock may rise. What do you think?

    • teeque says:
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      @teeque: @teeque:

      He actually has Lou Williams instead of Trey

    • Dan A

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      @teeque: Zbo will most likely benefit from Marc’s absence, but I doubt he will improve his defensive stats. And there is always the problem that Kosta will not exactly keep a defender honest, and so Randolph will be doubled more. Of course, he may thrive on the offensive end, despite the doubles. A good time to move him, IMO.

      • teeque says:
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        @Dan A.:

        Thanks!

      • teeque says:
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        @Dan A.:

        Please help! He has now offered me Horford, Danny Green, and Jameer Nelson for my Batum and ZBo. Would this be a good trade for me?

        • Dan A

          Dan A says:
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          @teeque: Good enough deal, depending on who you have to drop to make space for Jameer. I like Jameer, he’s quietly producing.

  35. teeque says:
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    I am thinking about offering Al Hordford and MCW for Zbo and Batum? He said he had too many PG already.

  36. Joel says:
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    The only centers on my team are Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol. Gasol is out and the waiver wire is bare. In a recent trade I bit the bullet and ended up trading Mayo and Isaiah Thomas for Korver and DeAndre Jordan? I’m leading in most categories right now but I feel like I made a horrible trade. Any thoughts?

    The rest of my team consists of: Tony Parker, Patrick Beverly, Wilson Chandler, Danny Green, Jeff Teague, Chandler Parsons, Luol Deng, Omri Casspi, and Eric Bledsoe.

  37. Frank White says:
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    Morning Dan.. I’m holding onto Gasol but is Kosta Koufos worth holding onto? I grabbed Robin Lopez and dropped Gerald Green but now I want Steve Blake also. Should I drop, Koufos since I have Lopez or should I drop Wilson Chandler or Ariza?

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Frank White: Drop Koufos

  38. Frank White says:
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    My team is
    Conley
    Teague
    Hayward
    Carmelo
    Millsap
    West
    Gasol
    Robin Lopez
    Koufos
    Mayo
    Ariza
    TristanThompson
    Pierce
    WilsonChandler
    Also I had to drop Beverley as soon as Gasol got hurt.. I feel like I’m a mess right know. Just please tell me who you would grab or get rid of?? From the guys above on the last question. Oh and that guy Valanciunas is available too. Thanks

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Frank White: First of all, your squad is legit, relax. Second, Get Blake dropping Koufos. I would also drop Robin for JV. Have a great day.

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks Bud!!!

  39. Kevin says:
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    Hey Dan. Took a real beating last week for my fantasy. 1-7!! my matchup was real lucky with his team, one being that chris paul was double doublin’ 5 times last week! and it didn’t help that my bledsoe got injured.

    I’m thinking about making some changes to my roster.

    Guards – Eric Bledsoe, Oladipo, Trey Burke, Danny Green, John Wall, Arron Afflalo, Kyrie Irving

    Big men- Derrick Favors, Miles Plumlee, Carlos Boozer, Dwight howard, josh Mcroberts, kosta koufos.

    Was i Just unlucky last week and should make small changes going forward? I’m actively trying to trade out afflalo, danny green, and miles plumlee. Even tried to trade out irving for another top pick, like anthony davis. I need your infinite wisdom, Dan! thanks in advance!

  40. Dan A

    Dan A says:
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    Your team is legit. I would say small tweaks are where it’s at, and the three you mention are the best choices to move. I would put Josh McRoberts and Kosta on that list as movable as well.
    And yes, sometimes the ish slides sideways, meaning there’s no rhyme or reason to poor weekly performances, or no accounting for running into a lucky juggernaut. Actually, by definition, it means nothing at all, just sounds cool.
    What I can say is that if you can get AD, I would definitely try to. Either Wall or Irving, you’re gonna have to give to get.
    I hope your turkey induced haze will clear this ugly week from your memory. Gobble gobble.

  41. Don Majkowski says:
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    My team (14 team H2H) 10 Cat, Double Doubles is a category

    PG Westbrook
    SG Kev Martin
    SF Marion
    PF Love
    C Unibrow
    G Calderon
    F Favors
    G/F Stephenson/Brewer
    Util Bosh

    Bench – James Anderson, Reggie Jackson, Ben Mclemore

    Just traded Boozer for Keving Martin, and another offer is on the table…it doesnt really fit for my team, but getting the best player, so its hard not to do…

    I get – ZRandolph(again, double doubles are the10th cat), Caron Butler

    I give – Calderon & Stephenson

    I feel like I will need to move one of my bigs(Love, Unibrow, Bosh, Randlph or Favors) again after this deal, but think I can flip whoever I deal for more value than Stephenson & Calderon…maybe? What are your thoughts????

    • Dan A

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      @Don Majkowski: I like it he way you think, good court vision, I believe they call it. Bosh or favors would be the guys I shop. Maybe both for a good guard. If the 10th cat is double doubles, try to keep love and Randolph. Just a thought: can you float brewer instead of Stephenson in that deal? Caron s basically a throw in.

  42. Frank White says:
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    Hey Dan what’s up.. when u saw my team above and you said it was legit, I never told you it was a 10teamleague.. instead of Koufos, Chandler and Lopez I have like you referred I got Valanciunas, Blake And Henson.. does that change your view or do you think I need work?? Also, what are you telling readers to do About Gasol, 10team cat h2h, hold or drop??

    • Dan A

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      @Frank White: if you can get Koufos instead of Henson, I would recommend you do that. Henson is gonna have his minutes reduced soon as Ilyasova gets healthy again. Gasol will be back between 6-10 weeks. That sucks, and, more to the point, it’s vague. If I were you, take it week to week, holding him now. If you are getting your ass handed to you, you need to drop him. But don’t do anything just yet.

  43. John says:
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    Drop Tobias and add Glen Davis? What do you think?

    • Dan A

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      @John: yes, as much as I hate to admit it, because I held onto Harris since the beginning of the season, but it’s time to cut bait, he is out indefinitely. Davis is as good as anyone, I guess.

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