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There comes a time in every man’s life when he must admit defeat.  Like when your girlfriend demands to know why you can’t just remember to put the toilet seat down.  You can try to explain to her that the house is haunted and you would never be so inconsiderate.  From experience I must say its not as convincing as it sounds in your head.  The only correct response is to hang your head in shame and say, “I’m sorry”.  Older bench players like Mo Williams and Nate Robinson are my toilet seats.  I can’t seem to put them down and I will undoubtedly hang my head in shame when I do finally drop them.  Why not skip that uncomfortable feeling all together?  Why not take an unknown player who may blossom into a fantasy star?  Here are a couple of bigs that I believe will outperform players like Omer Asik (63% owned), Samuel Dalembert (52% owned), and Luis Scola (42% owned).

OK I lied.  I feel obligated to mention Patrick Beverley again.  His ownership has doubled since Monday following news from the Biebs, aka Chandler Parsons, that he will start.  He should be at 50% ownership by the time you read this.  He is a must own player in even the shallowest leagues given the rib injury he sustained last night is nothing serious.  Yes your league too.  Would you like a projection based on 30 minutes per game?  How about .430/.800/1.5/14.0/5.0/5.0/2.0/0.7/2.0.  Those numbers are conservative, I would not be surprised if he outperforms in every single one of those categories.  If I were drafting over I would have Beverley in the same tier as Jrue Holiday and well ahead of guys like Jose Calderon and George Hill.  Aside from all that, and most importantly, Patrick Beverley is in dire need of a nickname.  PBev is kinda meh.  I’ve had a little fun with Pat Bev Devoe.  “That Lin is Poooooooiiiiisonnnnn” Please feel free to leave suggestions in the comments.

Steven Adams C-OKC (3% owned) – I mentioned Adams a few days ago.  To summarize, he’s good, Kendrick ‘Money Trees’ Perkins isn’t.  Hereafter to be known as Lurch, Steven Adams will bring his energetic play to the Thunder off the bench.  15-20 minutes a night to begin the year feels about right.  In only one year at Pitt, Lurch got only 23 minutes per game and responded with 7.2 points on 57% shooting, 6.3 boards, 0.7 steals, and 2.0 blocks.  In limited Summer League minutes he received very favorable reviews for his toughness and athleticism.  It was his preseason play that has garnered him minutes in the Oklahoma City rotation instead of a trip to the D-League.  In 26 minutes Lurch posted a line of .586/.533/8.4/9.2/0.8/1.0/1.2/2.2.  There are obvious holes in his game with his FT shooting and turnovers but those should both improve with practice.  The only question remaining is will 15-20 minutes turn into 25-30 minutes this year?  That’s tough to predict but I say it happens.  An injury to Money Trees and I think he gets it immediately.  For the year I give him a line of, .550/.600/0/10.0/8.0/1.0/0.8/1.8/1.8, in 24 minutes.  “You rang?”

Vitor Faverani C-Bos (10% owned) – Faverani was a virtual unknown before the preseason but his game looks NBA ready.  Thriving off his pick and roll play and movement without the ball he turned into a solid bench scorer for Valencia in the Euroleague.  Per 40 numbers of 21/10 and 1.7 blocks touches on his upside.  The biggest question is whether or not he can handle a starting job and 30 minute a night workload.  Given the nickname of ‘El Hombre Indestructible’ for his energy and desire in the paint has me thinking he can handle it.  In 15 preseason minutes per game El Hombre averaged 7.3/4.4 on 51% shooting and 1.3 blocks.  Currently dealing with an injured back is unfortunate but the Celtics don’t believe it to be serious and I’m going to believe them.  Going out on a limb a little I think he will see 30 minutes per game, if healthy, immediately.  For the year I give him a line of, .480/.730/0.2/12.0/8.0/0.5/0.5/1.2/2.0 in 30 minutes.  I think he is capable of more and on a team so talent deficient as the Celtics, 30 or more minutes per game shouldn’t be too hard to come by.

  1. sparky8 says:
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    10 team roto, cats minus TO, 85 Game limit each position

    G-D. LILLARD
    G-E. BLEDSOE
    G-J. TEAGUE
    G-R. JACKSON
    F-K. LEONARD
    F-S. IBAKA
    F-G. HAYWARD
    F-D. COUSINS
    C-E. KANTER
    C-T. SPLITTER
    UTIL-K. LOWRY
    UTIL-D. JORDAN
    BN-V.OLIDIPO
    BN-JAMES ANDERSON
    BN-I. THOMAS
    BN-J. CRAWFORD
    BN-M. PLUMLEE

    See any major problems? See anyone I have in the Starting lineup that I should bench? Am I heavy anywhere and light somewhere else? P. Beverley is on Waivors-Should I drop one of Plumlee/Thomas/James Anderson to get him? Thanks in advance!

    • sparky8 says:
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      @sparky8: Favorini is also on the wire.

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @sparky8: I see why you start Splitter but I would give Plumlee a shot. It’s match-up dependent until he proves otherwise but against a weaker opponent who knows. I want Beverley over Crawford. I could see him overtaking Jackson in your guard spot very soon. Jamal Crawford won’t ever crack the roster.

  2. Frank White says:
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    Sup slim… Would you drop Danny green for lance Lance Stephenson??

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Frank White: Nah but it’s closer than it should be. I’m not saying Stephenson is a flash in the pan but I’m not buying he’s a 16 PPG guy at all.

  3. tonym says:
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    In a 10 team 9 cat espn league I am being offered Noah/kemba walker and k lowry for Paul george/ ryan anderson ( out a few weeks and I already have burke in IR spot). Is george worth more than that?

    • Slim

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      @tonym: I’m staying far far away from Noah and Lowry is already playing through an injury. It could get bad in a hurry. I’d just wait out Ryan Anderson and yeah George is nearing a LeBron/Durant price tag.

  4. nathan says:
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    hi
    someone in my league dropped MCW before he blew up last night and i can grab him off waivers tomorrow but i am debating on who to drop, please help

    drop: Reggie jackson, Jarrett Jack, or miles Plumlee ?

    • Slim

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      @nathan: I would drop Jack but unless you have the top waiver I’m not so sure your getting him.

  5. Zandy says:
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    Who you like korver, derozan, Alec burkes?

    • Zandy says:
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      @Zandy: add burkes to available list below and disregard this one and please just lemme know your thoughts on the one below. Thanks!

  6. Zandy says:
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    10 team 8 cat H2H heres my team
    PG – Conley
    SG – Felton
    G – Kemba
    SF – Durant
    PF – Aldridge
    F – Randolph
    C – Brooke Lopez
    UT – Greivis
    BN – Jameer Nelson, Plumlee, Varejao, Korver
    Available: Reggie Jackson, Patrick Beverly, Reggie Jackson, Waiters, Thornton, McLemore, Ariza, Lou Williams, Shumpert, Wilson Chandler, Tristan, Splitter, Hawes, Dalmbert, Osik, Garnett, derozan
    What moves would you make?

    • Zandy says:
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      @Zandy: just dropped korver for Beverly based on your comments above. What else do you see? Thanks man!

      • Zandy says:
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        @Zandy: also redick is on the wire now too and hawes got scooped up

    • Slim

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      @Zandy: That’s the move I would have done. I’m trying to figure out a way to get Reggie Jackson on your team, he won’t be available long. Right now I like him over all three of Felton, Vasquez, Nelson but they all started well. Out of all 3 I trust Nelson the least. Felton and Vasquez are your only SGs too. Can’t really go down to 1 and Felton is already banged up. Nelson and Reggie. If they were a band it would be bluegrass. I almost always favor upside when it’s close, I’d go with Reggie Jackson.

    • Slim

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      @Zandy: Truth is I many be the only one who believes this but I’d take Alec Burks over Felton on this team. Felton is going to miss games at some point and I would rather guys under perform to my lofty expectations than miss time.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Slim: do you think Reggie gets sg availability when Westbrook is back? And what’s your avg projected line for him vs Nelson?

        You’re the man!

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @Zandy: I’m not sure about the eligibility. It depends on website, like Yahoo or ESPN and their people more than anything.

          It would be easier just to tell you the difference. Right now FG%, Pts, Stls favor Reggie. Ast, 3 PTM favor Nelson. The rest is a push. For me it comes down to the Steals. I think when Westbrook is back, and finally back to full strength, Reggie still gets 30 minutes. This is completely ignoring the injury concerns of Nelson too. He’s trade-able. What for I have no idea.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Slim: thanks slim. I guess my follow up is do I need both Beverly and Jackson?
            With Conley and Kemba how many other PGs do I need? I don’t see benching them. SG is where I’m weakest…

            • Slim

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              @Zandy: Yeah I think so. They do a lot more than just assist. They could both be 2+ steals per game guys and that’s difficult to find even in a 10 team league. I would play one of them over Greivis in the Util spot. For now it’s Jackson. After tonight I bet it’s Beverley.

              • Zandy says:
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                @Slim: Beverly is out two weeks so I’m going to drop him for Reggie. In such a shallow league doesn’t make sense to hold Beverly right?

                • Slim

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                  @Zandy: I can’t argue with that move. I would try to be quick to pick Beverley back up. I feel like the change at PG in Houston has been decided and when Beverley returns he will be right back into the role he earned.

                  • Zandy says:
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                    @Slim: thanks. My dilemma is Alec burkes plays 4 times next week… So am I better getting him and slotting him in for the week. Assume Reggie has more value tho Ros?

                    • Slim

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                      @Zandy: That does matter… I’m not entirely sure Reggie Jackson has more value ROS. When Westbrook returns I think he’s more of a 25-30 MPG guy. I think 30 minutes is the floor for Burks. The thing that impressed me the most watching Burks on Wednesday was how crisp and accurate his passing was. 17/5/5 with 1.0 3PTM (he did take 3 shots) and 1.0 Steal (hard not to with all that time on the floor) doesn’t feel all that crazy to me. It really is a tough choice and If I was playing the ROS game I’d choose Burks. I don’t think there is a wrong decision to be made here though. I think you will be happy with either.

  7. dorfor says:
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    Should I drop Steve Nash? Guy is struggling hard after 1 game. The PGs on my waiver are JJ Barea, Udrih, Prigioni, Toney Douglas, and Norris Cole (16 man league). So yeah it isn’t looking good.

    Also I don’t think Beverley is likely to exceed those stats at all (coming as a Rockets fan) but I sure hope he does since I drafted him; still, those numbers seem like a best case scenario.

    • Slim

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      @dorfor: Nah but if someone on the wire looked promising I won’t be against dropping Nash. I don’t see him ever getting big minutes and without that…

      I think those numbers were all below or equal to his per 36 from last year. There are so many of those little things, the chip on the shoulder, his toughness and aggressiveness that makes me think he’s going to succeed because he’s going to will himself to succeed. I think he’s the difference in where Houston finishes this year. And I really think the coaching staff would agree with all this. I think so much of him in fantasy because he has the potential to finish top ten amongst relevant PGs in all 9 Categories. It must be fun to be a Rockets fan. Most entertaining brand of basketball in the league.

      • dorfor says:
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        @Slim: Thanks, and will do. League is pretty deep so everyone got snatched up but I guess I’ll drop Nash for the next prospect.

        Also, the reason I said that is Bev played so aggressively last year due to the chip on his shoulder like you said, but for both foul and stamina reasons I think he will (slightly) have to dial it back. However, I looked back at the numbers and take it back; I think his points will be a bit closer to 11 or 12 but everything else looks like he can attain or surpass it. And yeah, Rockets are looking great! Very excited for this year

        • Slim

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          @dorfor: I gave him a 2 point boost in points for being on such a fast paced team and having a little more freedom in the offense than he did last year. Being able to relax a little knowing his minutes will be there I think will help him be more consistent. Also playing him at SG with Lin at PG when Harden gets a breather should help. I’m wondering if he takes on the ‘Harden Role’ in the offense when Harden is out. If so 14 PPG could be low…

  8. Jesse says:
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    Why do you rank patrick beverly so highly?

    • Slim

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      @Jesse: It’s a simple formula. Talent plus Opportunity equals Fantasy goodness. Being serious, I told a guy earlier in the comments that I think Beverley has the talent and opportunity to be top 10 in all 9 categories among relevant PGs. That puts him in rare company.

      I’m not the only one. I will point you to rotoworld and that guys top 150. Compared to him my ranking is conservative. He thinks Beverley is top 10-15 OVERALL if Lin goes down.

  9. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Faverani or Henson?

    • Slim

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      @Schmohawks Bob: Henson has way more potential and if something happens to Ilyasova he will be much better than Faverani. That being said right now Faverani should see 30 minutes and he’s no slouch. Faverani in redraft. Henson in dynasty.

  10. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Slim: I have Burke eating up a spot on a thin bench. Drop him for Burks or Beverley? Or hold?

    • Slim

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      @ThE sHiT: If Burks and Beverley are both available it leads me to believe it’s not a particularly deep league. I’d drop him for Beverley in a second and I’d drop him for Burks too if I needed a SG and probably a few more points than Beverley. But I like Beverley more than Burks because he is going to impact nearly every category. I would certainly be trying to find a spot for Burks in any size league.

  11. Grant Slayton says:
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    I hope you’re right about Beverly! Before tipoff last night I traded Burke and ilysova for boogie cousins and then I added Beverly immediately!

    • Slim

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      @Grant Slayton: Great trade! That’s the kind of move that wins leagues. Congrats.

  12. decaf says:
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    Hi Slim,

    I’m thinking of offering Bradley Beal and Isaiah Thomas for Derrick Favors. Is this a good trade or am I giving away too much? How about if I trade for Paul Millsap?

    12-team 8-cat roto:
    Wall, Beal, Parsons, Duncan, Horford, Conley, Jeff Green, Jimmy Butler, Parker, McGee, Tobias Harris, Isaiah Thomas, Cody Zeller

    With injuries to Duncan and T. Harris, and Zeller looking like a bust, I’m dead in REB right now, and could use another BLK guy, too.

    Thanks!

    • Slim

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      @decaf: Losing Duncan hurts. That feels like an awful lot for Favors. I would start with just Beal and see where it goes from there. That is fair in my eyes. I think you can afford to lose Beal and Favors is a good target for you. Losing Thomas leaves you a little short at PGs. Zeller can go for pretty much any hot free agent right now.

  13. Brent

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    Drop brandon knight for alec burks? My team:
    Westbrook
    Lawson
    Teague
    Reggie jackson
    Wall
    McRoberts
    Nowitzki
    Tobias harris
    Ilyasova
    Bogut
    Javale McGee
    Knight

    • Slim

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      @The Fantasy Dick: I would. I don’t have high hopes for Knight. You have no lack of PGs but you seem a little shy at SG. Then again none of that matters cause I think Burks out performs Knight by a healthy margin. Knight being hurt only solidifies it.

  14. Chasles says:
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    Would you trade kevin love for eric gordon and spencer hawes?
    pekovic for raymond felton?

    here is my lineup
    PG jarrett jack
    SG batum
    G iggy hops
    SF maurice harkless
    pf kevin love
    F larry sanders
    C pekovic
    C taj gibson
    utill amir johnson
    util kyle korver
    bn tony allen
    bn brandon jennings

    • Slim

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      @Chasles: That’s not close to enough for Love and they both are health concerns I’m avoiding unless the price is cheap. Your very big heavy and could really use another PG but I would aim a little higher than Felton. Maybe when Pek or Amir put up a good game or two then try to sell high.

      • chasles says:
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        @Slim:

        IM thinking about trading larry sanders for mike conley

        • Slim

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          @chasles: I can definitely see the appeal to that trade but I’d be nervous about losing your top shot blocker. It’s not a strength for the rest of your bigs. I think I would keep shopping.

  15. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Got a backcourt of Kemba Walker, Victor Oladipo, Reggie Jackson and Alec Burks in my 12-team keeper league and can only start three on any given matchup night. Got all four going tonight so who’s the odd man out in your opinion? Thanks and good write-up.

    • Slim

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      @Peter Nincompoop: I think I got here too late but Walker and Jackson are must starts and the other two are really a coin flip.

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Slim: I was thinking the same thing and started Oladipo (had a good line) over Burks. Reggie Jackson didn’t put up a great stat line, but Burks hasn’t been doing much thus far, so it looks like a wash for tonight. What do you think going forward if the same problem presents itself?

        • Slim

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          @Peter Nincompoop: Richard Jefferson starting in Utah is killing Alec Burks. I think you can blame Reggie Jacksons stat line on the blowout nature of the game. I think he got 23 minutes. I think Durant only got 27. There will be better days ahead.

  16. HansC says:
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    Patrick Beverley worth picking up while dropping Wilson Chandler?
    10 team, shallow bench league

    Thanks for the post!

    • Slim

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      @HansC: Neither are helping right this second but the ceiling for Beverley is still so much higher. I’m not giving up on him. He’s a tough kid and the kind I would bet on succeeding. I’m trying to pick Beverley up where ever I don’t have him. Some think Lin can win the job back, I think the organization has moved on.

  17. Anthony says:
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    Hey man, quick question for you! I know this isn’t a big trade by any means, but I’m just curious..

    So I’ve been looking for a big man in a H2H league most categories, it’s also an incredibly deep league.. Someone offered my Varejao and Mo Williams for my Joe Johnson? How about what say you?! Thanks for any help, have a good weekend!

    • Slim

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      @Anthony: Oops look right below this. I thought I was on reply. Guess not.

  18. Slim

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    I think I’d wait for better. Bynum playing can’t help Varejao and a time share could be imminent. I’m not a big believer in Mo Williams either. When CJ McCollum comes back I think he finds a way into the Portland rotation even further muddying the waters. I absolutely see why the guy is trying to sell those 2. I think you can find a better option for a Joe Johnson trade. I’m not a huge fan of Joe and I don’t mind you shopping him around at all.

    Oh and No trade is too small to ask about. They all matter.

  19. JoshG says:
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    PG: Conley
    SG:OJ Mayo
    G: Stephenson
    SF: Melo
    PF:Ibaka
    F: T.Young
    C: Valanciunas
    C: Gasol
    Util: T.Thompson
    Util: Burks
    Bnch: T.Evans
    Bnch: Varejao
    Bnch: P.Beverly

    12 man 9 cat. (no FT) league.
    Other then three’s (which i have decided to forfeit in order to focus elsewhere) do you see any gaping holes in the stat sheet ?

    Wanting to shop Varejao due to Bynums return though I doubt anyone will want to buy. Instead i am planning dropping him but unsure of what position to pick up.

    Great forum, thanks for all the advice.

    • Slim

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      @JoshG: PGs are a little shy especially with Beverley down, who BTW I wouldn’t be dropping. I don’t think you need to punt 3s, a specialist sometimes can help. Tyreke is tough to watch and I’m not seeing it getting better soon. I’m officially worried about him. If Tyreke and Varejao magically transformed into a starting PG and a 3 point specialist I think your team would be a little better. In your format my goal is at least 3 starting PGs and 4 Center eligible players.

  20. Shawn says:
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    PG: Calderon
    SG: Iguodala
    G: Waiters
    SF: Durant
    PF: Plumlee
    F: Gasol
    C: Duncan
    C: Len
    Uti: Sessions, Sefolosha
    BN: Stoudmire, Ridnour

    Someone offered me Varejao for my Waiters after I traded Monroe for Calderon. Good to do that you think? Actualy I asked him that I want Monroe back because it took place for mistake. But he instead offered this Varejao and Waiters deal saying this is just for good to me. I am kinda confuing on if this is worthy to do or not. Need your advice.
    And how do you think about Stoudmire? Is he worthy to keep?
    Thanks for your forum and advice.

    • Slim

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      @Shawn: I think it’s time to move on from Amar’e. I don’t see him contributing much more than about 20 minutes per game and that’s just not good enough. Throw in plenty of missed games and you should have no problem moving on. You probably could have gotten a little more for Monroe but that’s in the past now. I’m not big fan of Waiters or Varejao but it’s not a bad trade and you could really use another big with Duncan hurt and Len not ready to contribute.

  21. chillmodious says:
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    Hey Slim,

    I own Harkless and Ariza in a competitive 10-teamer (with an extra bench spot than standard leagues, so call it an 11-teamer) and they represent the “bottom two” of my roster… Would you drop either of them for Alec Burks and/or Ray Allen?

    Thanks!

    • Slim

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      @chillmodious: Not Harkless for sure. Love the high end steals and he should get more playing time as Orlando starts to trade guys away. I have trouble buying Ariza but if he’s going to play 38 minutes then he can’t be dropped. The Wizards want to win now and as long as he’s playing well he’s going to play a lot. Ray Allen is going to be too inconsistent for my liking. I imagine he gets scheduled days off too. I’m a fan of Burks and if I were a betting man I’d take him over Ariza for overall value. Gun to my head though… keep Ariza, but I’m not thrilled about it and if it were my team I’d gamble on the unknown upside of the kid.

  22. Zandy says:
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    Vito Faverani is still available in my 8 cat H2H league. My bigs are Aldridge, Brook Lopez, Zach Randolph, Miles Plumlee and Tristan Thompson. Worth dropping any if those guys for him?

    • Slim

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      @Zandy: I may be the only one who is going to say this but I’m not a fan of Tristan… I know. I’m trying to find positives but all I’ve got is FG%, Pts, Rebs from Thompson. Neither helps Stls, or Asts. I think Vitor matches him in FG% and Rebs. So for me it comes down to Tristans Pts or Vitors Ft% and Blks. I’m not gonna be mad at you for holding onto Thompson but it feels to me like his fantasy ceiling is lower than Faverani. And of course Tristan is much much safer.

  23. Damion says:
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    Im in a 12 team 9 cat h2h looking upgrades on big men snd sg/sf thinking of dropping D.Jordan for Faverani my squad
    D.Lillard
    LBJ
    G.Hayward
    Splitter
    Gortat
    Dudley
    D.jordan
    Cousins
    Milsap
    J.Teague
    Kevin Martin
    J.Farmar
    J.Jack
    Valanciunas
    Best teams in my league are big man heavy rbs , fgs, blks

    • Slim

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      @Damion: I wouldn’t drop Jordon. Splitter, Gortat, Farmar, Jack are the guys I’d be considering. As long as Nene and Duncan aren’t playing Splitter and Gortat should be pretty solid. I do not feel like Farmar is an NBA calibur player and wouldn’t cut it in most teams rotations. Jack is OK and I doubt there is someone better available. So Farmar or Faverani. It’s Faverani for me and I don’t think your going to regret losing Farmar for a second.

  24. Shawn says:
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    Trade advice please:

    I grabbed Vitor off FA in a 12 team league. I have an offer from another manager for JaVale McGee straight up. Thoughts??

    Thanks!

    • Slim

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      @Shawn: McGee only getting 10-12 minutes per game is too troubling. The 1st game he was in foul trouble and I gave him a pass. The 2nd game he wasn’t and still only saw 12 minutes. He’s got to get more but until he does I’m not buying. If this happens 2 or 3 more games I bet you see McGee dropped. Meanwhile I see nothing keeping El Hombre Indestructable from seeing 30 minutes per game. I’d keep Vitor and I don’t think it’s all that close.

  25. John says:
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    My team is struggling in 3PM and blocks and I’m slightly getting down in turns too since Westbrook and Jenning’s return. I have Ellis-Parsons and I’m looking to swap them for Wade-Leonard. Will it be a good deal for me? How’s Wade’s health? Is trading my Love for Anthony Davis also a good move? Thanks.

    • Slim

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      @John: Love for Davis is certainly fair but your taking a big hit to your needed 3’s. As for Ellis-Parsons vs Wade-Leonard. I would take the Ellis-Parsons side. The 3’s very much favor that side too. Wade is going to miss games with his knees and just rest in general. In H2H missed games is entirely unacceptable to me. Leonard is a great buy low target I’m just not sure Wade is the guy I’d want to pair him with. Back to the Love vs Davis for a sec. If you could please give me the rest of your team and league settings I think I could make a more fully thought out analysis. In a vacuum I’d take the Unibrow. To me Blocks outweigh 3’s by a goodly amount.

      • John says:
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        @Slim: 9 Teams. 15 players. 9 cat including 3PM and TOs. I’m actually ranked bottom 3rd in 3PM and blocks while I’m starting to get low in TOs. My team consists of:

        PG:
        Rubio
        Westbrook
        Jennings

        SG:
        Ellis
        Kobe
        Danny Green

        SF:
        Parsons
        Batum
        Ilyasova
        Tobias

        PF:
        Love
        Aldridge

        C:
        Jonas
        Marc Gasol
        Al Jefferson

        The problem is, my team is really injury-riddled (Tobias, Ilyasova, Al Jeff, Kobe). Since I’m down in 3PM and blocks, I cant afford to sink in TOs. But with Jennings, Rubio, Westbrook, and Ellis, and when Kobe returns I’m gonna be at the bottom of TOs. Ellis is too TO prone with very little 3s. Other teams offered Mayo-Favors for Ellis-Ilyasova too. What should I do? I’m thinking of adding low TOs guy like Henderson, Ray Allen or Jimmy Butler but who should I drop? Thanks.

        • John says:
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          @John: BTW its ROTO

        • Slim

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          @John: Jimmy Butler is a beast. If he’s available I’d snatch him up in a hurry. In Roto I would take Wade-Leonard and I like it better than Mayo-Favors. Wade’s missed games can be dealt with pretty easily with a bench player. Ellis’s TOers are so bad and it’s not like he’s ever been a decent TO play. I’d take the Unibrow over Love here too. Blocks become an advantage instead of a hindrance and 3PTM is probably the easiest category to pick up throughout the year. If I were to drop someone I think it would have to be Tobias. His ankle injury is more concerning to me than the other guys’ injuries. Danny Green can’t be trusted but you need them 3’s without the TOs and that has been his advantage before.

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