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As I mentioned last week, every Wednesday I will release tiers for G/F/C in rotating fashion.  This early in the season, there won’t be too many changes unless dudes like Danny Granger or Brandon Rush go out for a lengthy amount of time.  The other exceptions are guys like Ersan Ilyasova who have STUNK SO BADLY that they pretty much demand me move them down.  Here’s the original tierslast week’s Guard tiers, and next week will be the Centers.  Look for more in depth analysis as we get deeper in the season but for now there’s not too much moving around.  If you disagree with my tiers, then f*ck you.  Whoops!  I meant if you disagree, flame me in the comments.  Lol, I did it again…let’s try one last time…if you disagree, please enlighten everybody in the comments with your well thought out argument.

Small Forwards:

Top 3 overall, idiot:  LeBron James, Kevin Durant

I’m sexy and I know it:  Carmelo Anthony, Josh Smith, Rudy Gay

Party rocking:  Nicolas Batum, Paul George

Bangarang:   Andre Iguodala, Paul Pierce

Call me maybe?:  Gerald Wallace, Andrei Kirilenko, Luol Deng, Danilo Gallinari, Thaddeus Young, Kawhi Leonard

Should I stay or should I go?:  Al-Farouq Aminu, Ersan Ilyasova, Mike Dunleavy, Evan Turner, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Gangnam Style!: Dorell Wright, Carlos Delfino, Chandler Parsons

Lithium:  Jared Dudley, Marvin Williams, Corey Brewer, Ronnie Brewer, Jae Crowder, Tobias Harris, Wilson Chandler, Steve Novak

Smells like Teen…Nah, just smells:  Trevor Ariza, Harrison Barnes, James Johnson, Jonas Jerebko, Hedo Turkoglu, Jeff Green

Power Forwards:

Victoria’s Secret Models:  Pau Gasol, Paul Millsap, Kevin Love

Almost as sexy:  LaMarcus Aldridge, Al Horford, Dirk Nowitzki

Hotter than you realize:  Ryan Anderson, Anthony Davis, Chris Bosh, David Lee

But-her-face:  Blake Griffin

Plain Jane:  Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Zach Randolph

Sneaky hot:  Kenneth Faried, Anderson Varejao

Cougars:  Carlos Boozer, David West, Luis Scola, Kris Humphries

Gonna holler:  Glen Davis, Kevin Seraphin, Taj Gibson, Derrick Favors

Macy’s catalog models: Jason Thompson, JJ Hickson, Elton Brand, Michael Beasley, Trevor Booker, Brandon Bass, Amir Johnson, Jared Sullinger,  Shawn Marion, Boris Diaw, Andre Drummond

Beaten with the ugly stick:   Tiago Splitter, Thomas Robinson, Antawn Jamison, Gustavo Ayon

 

  1. Bootsy says:
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    Aminu?

    • James Redacted

      James Redacted says:
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      @Bootsy, Yep you’re right. I overlooked him. He’ll go right before Ersan Ilyasova.

  2. Nick says:
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    Kevin Seraphin. Everyone (well, most of the peeps who write about fantasy basketball) loves him. But… dude’s had one good game. I’m holding him in one league, but I’m starting to wonder why. The whole, “Wizards aren’t good, Seraphin is the future” line isn’t justifying his spot on my roster at this point.

    Help me understand why he should stay…

    • James Redacted

      James Redacted says:
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      @Nick, His numbers last year were very good towards the end of the year. If you need to drop him for someone then go right ahead. Seraphin is one of those guys that would occupy the last spot on your bench. Also, he had that calf injury for a bit so the team may be wary on overusing him so soon. Keep an eye on him, especially because Nene is always injured.

  3. Mr. Ballistik says:
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    1. What sort of trade value do you think Rose has is H2H leagues?

    2. My current squad consists of:
    I. Rondo, Lowry, Sweet Lou, Joe Johnson, and Rose
    II. Love, Monroe, Faried, Beez, Wallace, Hawes, R. Lopez and Valanciunas

    I’ve been floated an informal offer of McGee and Humphries for Rose. Would you pull the trigger on this deal? If I do, I’d quickly swap Faried for someone like Curry.

    • James Redacted

      James Redacted says:
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      @Mr. Ballistik, If this isn’t a keeper league and you can sell Rose for ANYTHING, do it now. NOW. NOW.

  4. Sagnof says:
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    Who do u like better Larry Sanders or Jose Calderon?

    • James Redacted

      James Redacted says:
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      @Sagnof, Larry Sanders unless Lowry is out for quite a bit. Or if you’re really hurting for assists.

      • Sagnof says:
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        @James Redacted, I have alot of reb and blocks to spare, but im worried about how calderon will be when lowry comes back
        Is it worth the gamble?
        Lowrys health status is uncertain, they r saying he’s getting a second opinion in ny

        • James Redacted

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          @Sagnof, When Lowry comes back Calderon will go back to the bench role with 20 minutes per game production. Since you have reb and blocks to spare, I think you should wait for the news on Lowry before making the drop.

  5. SetPhaserstoDL says:
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    James, do you still stand by your earlier SELL on Anderson Varejao given his consistent play and chemistry with Kyrie Irving? The two clearly seem to be on the same page with each other on the pick and roll and Cleveland does not have any other well qualified big men.

    Any insight into the shooting woes of Klay Thompson? I know it’s been a small sample size but he has been consistently at or below 40% to the point where his FG% is becoming a liability for my team. I liked his talent and opportunity coming into this season but do I hold or sell him?

    • James Redacted

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      @SetPhaserstoDL, Yes, Varejao has been performing like a top 10-20 player. He will not do this all year. I’d buy him as top 70 though.

      I’ve actually watched some of the Warriors games this year and Thompson is going to get plenty of opportunities. He definitely had a bad shooting night last night but I’d look for him to rebound. Hold.

  6. in_ertiatic says:
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    Don’t let Z-Bo find out you called him a plain jane… He might cut you. That mofo is crazy.

    Also, Hedo Turkoglu agrees with your assertion that he stinks. Both literally and fake-basketball-wise.

  7. in_ertiatic says:
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    Trade question:

    h2h league, 10 tm 9 category

    Was offered Dragic for my Pau Gasol

    My roster:Jrue, Wade, AJ Price, D Wright, Jamal Crawford, Lillard, D. Green, Gallinari, L Sanders, A. Davis, Monroe, Pekovic, Boogie and the older, smellier Gasol

    other team is guard heavy and won’t trade back another big as far as I can tell.

    I think the assists would be helpful but worried about the loss of Gasol’s rebounds, which are down anyway. Thoughts?

    • James Redacted

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      @in_ertiatic, I don’t think I’d do it. Gasol is just too good and with D’Antoni coming in it’s worthwhile to wait it out. Plus Gasol is top 15 and Dragic is more top 30. Gasol’s FG% will rebound.

      • In_ertiatic says:
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        @James Redacted, thanks!

  8. Pavel says:
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    youre my number one source in fantasy bball help. so here is my dilemma (not featuring nelly), I sent an offer of G.Hill/Monroe for Nowitzki/Wall…the guy responds with My Dragic/Monroe for his Wall/Nowitzki.
    This is my team:PG
    Goran Dragic
    (Pho – PG)
    Lou Williams
    (Atl – PG,SG
    George Hill
    (Ind – PG,SG)
    DeShawn Stevenson
    (Atl – SG,SF)
    Josh Smith
    (Atl – SF,PF)
    Kevin Seraphin
    (Was – PF,C)
    Greg Monroe
    (Det – C)
    Matt Barnes
    (LAC – SF)
    Jae Crowder
    (Dal – SF,PF)
    Raymond Felton
    (NY – PG,SG)
    Landry Fields
    (Tor – SG,SF)
    Nicolas Batum
    (Por – SG,SF)
    Glen Davis
    (Orl – PF,C) Player Highlights
    Tim Duncan
    (SA – PF,C) Player Highlights
    Hedo Turkoglu
    (Orl – SF,PF)INJ

    • Pavel says:
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      @Pavel, this guy is a suns fan so he would like dragic. Here are the best players on his team:
      Love/Nowitzki/rubio/rose/wall/milsap/bledsoe

      • James Redacted

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        @Pavel, Wow he has the all injury team. I don’t think I’d do your deal. I like Dragic more than Wall (Wall doesn’t make 3’s) and I don’t particularly want two knee injury guys on my team.

        • Pavel says:
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          @James Redacted, What about if I try to do something for just nowitzki or just wall…? I mean, he didn’t reject hill/monroe for wall/nowitzki. But i’m in 2nd spot right now and my next 2 weeks aren’t against any top teams and this is a 16 team league so if i can improve my team now, it will pay dividends later for sure…Knowin this, does that change your opinion?

          • James Redacted

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            @Pavel, If you can trade hill/monroe for those two then that would be fine.

  9. ETMcgee says:
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    you know i have to say it, but batum (and probably paul george) belong on the same tier as carmelo, josh smith, and rudy gay. Carmelo is finally contributing a little bit defensively to go with his points (hope he keeps it up), and rudy gay is solid (have to hope his shooting improves), but josh smith has been terrible this year and seems to be settling for a bunch of long jumpers, which is certainly not his strength.

    I’d also consider moving MKG up a tier or 2. I know he doesn’t score a lot or hit 3s, but his defensive stats certainly play in any size league and his FG/FT %s/reb have been surprisingly good.

    • James Redacted

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      @ETMcgee, I have Batum and George in the tier below only because they aren’t as well established as the other guys (meaning i think they are slightly less safe). I’m expecting Smith to bounce back because I think there may be some lingering effects from that ankle injury he suffered. So I’m not panicking on him yet.

      MKG – Another week of his current production and I’d move him right behind Leonard.

  10. Jon says:
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    Isn’t Paul George a Guard?

    • in_ertiatic says:
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      @Jon, G/F are his listed positions for us fantasy basketballers

    • James Redacted

      James Redacted says:
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      @Jon, George is a SF but when Granger was playing he’d slot in at the 2 guard quite a bit.

  11. Dan Pants

    blairtch says:
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    Does the recent bad news re: Dirkish’s injury change your rank of him at all?

    If healthy is Dirk sexier than Pau or are they equally bodacious?

    • James Redacted

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      @blairtch, I’d keep Pau over Dirk when healthy, but Dirk would move into that tier (at the back end). Didn’t see the new injury news till after the post but I’d prob knock him down to the next tier. It’s getting more and more worrisome.

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