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On Wednesday, I took a look at my phone and saw a text message from my friend, Tim, about the Knicks. Our exchange went a little something (exactly) like this:

Rasheed Wallace? What the [censored]”
“We got him?”
“From retirement!”

Yes, Wallace came out of a two year retirement to play with Mike Woodson’s New York Knickerbockers. He is 38 years old, and when last he played, he averaged 22.5 MPG, 9.0 PPG, 4.1 RPG, and 0.9 BPG. I thought the Knicks already had Marcus Camby?

I felt like just ending it there, but I want to reiterate to you that Wallace is not a guy you need on your team, except for that dude who is in a 20 team league. Then maybe you have no choice. The last time he had more than 13 points per game was ’05-’06.  He was never a prolific rebounder, reaching his career high of 8.1 per game back in ’04-’05. He might be a good source for blocks, maybe getting 1.5 per game if everything falls into place, but Wallace isn’t a player I need on my team.

In other news, Dwight Howard participated in his first practice with the Lakers, which is not coincidentally the Lakers first practice this season. They are learning a style of play called “The Princeton Offense,” which is when you insult the movie “A Beautiful Mind.” It’s also a style of offense that is the Lakers’ third new offensive style to be implemented in three years, but on the plus side, they are expecting Steve Nash to make sure it runs correctly. That’s good news for those who were wondering if Nash’s stats would take a hit. I mean, they still might, but at least Nash we can count on those succulent Nash assists. Old Lakers stalwart Kobe Bryant says he is into it, and he thinks his teammates will pick up the new style quickly, so that is a thing. A good thing, even.

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  1. Jeff says:
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    Question, looking at the h2h playoff schedule. On the final round of the playoffs, the Clippers play a total of 5 games for me while the average team plays 7. Would you still take Chris Paul as the 4th pick and have him for 2 less games come playoff finals or take Westbrook/Wade instead?

    • Jeff says:
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      @Jeff, its 8 Team 9cat h2h, I have the 5th pick and planned on Westbrook but was offered to trade places with the 4th pick.

      • James Redacted

        James Redacted says:
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        @Jeff, Plenty of help on the waiver wire in an 8 team league. Worry about getting to the finals first, then you can add/drop based on matchups and games played. In other words, I’d rather have Chris Paul.

  2. Fenris-77 says:
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    Yeah man, don’t get caught up in available playoff games before you even have a team. Maybe you can start looking at that in the later rounds when one role player looks much like another, but mostly I wouldn’t worry about it. In your specific case, Paul will do far more to get you the finals than Westbrook will, so the draft-day answer is obvious.

  3. ChrisV

    ChrisV says:
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    You should always go with the best player available in the first round, for the reasons stated above. Don’t put the cart before the horse.

    • Jeff says:
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      @ChrisV, Thanks for the advice everyone, i took the 4th pick and picked CP3. What do you think of my first 4 rounds? 8 team h2h 9cat. CP3, Aldridge, Al Horford and Kyle Lowry.

  4. Fenris-77 says:
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    I think Horford and Lowry look like great value in rounds 3 and 4, even for an 8 team league. Nice balance there too.

  5. JashFath

    RASHEED WALLACE! says:
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    RASHEED WALLACE!

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @RASHEED WALLACE!, INSANE!

  6. qwerty says:
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    Hello,
    I have one question about my team.
    Here is my roster:

    Steve Nash
    Mike Conley
    Monta Ellis
    Lebron James
    Carmelo Anthony
    Klay Thompson
    JaVale McGee
    Brook Lopez
    Nikola Pekovic
    Gordon Hayward
    Rodney Stuckey
    Taj Gibson
    Omer Asik

    DeMar DeRozan, Brandon Roy, Tristan Thompson, and Steve Novak are available. Should I drop Asik or Taj for either of them?

    Thanks a lot!

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @qwerty, Brandon Roy would be an interesting gamble. I would drop Taj for him.

      • qwerty says:
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        @ChrisV, Thanks. So does that mean you believe more in Asik than in Taj?

        • ChrisV

          ChrisV says:
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          @qwerty, yeah, basically. Asik has intriguing upside. His “per 36 min” numbers came to 13 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. I’ll take that from one of my last picks.

  7. Shawn says:
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    rasheed-wallace-rises-from-the-grave-for-early-halloween????????
    WHAT THE BANANAS??
    really?
    d00d, I’m not even going to get in to the article… the headline says it all
    I think its time for you to find another hobby
    this fantasy basketball is not for you.
    read that robots posts then go look at another, via any of the other writers here..
    this d00d needs to go, or just give more blogs to other posters please..( not trolling or whatever, yes I do come here and seeing this guy post so much is really starting to suck.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Shawn, sweetheart, I LOVE the fact that you keep coming back and reading all my posts, even though you say you won’t. Never change, darling.

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