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I’m sorry to lead today’s Add/Drop with a player that will neither be added nor dropped in most leagues. Sometimes when one is struck with a chilling thought, one must rattle the cage of protocol from time to time. We all may have grossly overestimated Chris Bosh‘s fantasy value as a member of the Miami Heat. And I’m sorry for referring to Chris Bosh as “my baby” in the title of this post. I meant to refer to him a “a baby.” Also, I’m sorry to have led this lead with an apology. Oh, and you’re sorry if you’ve never heard the White Stripes perform the song after which this post was named. Anyway, it hit me while watching Lamardashian destroy fools for a fifth straight game that for one reason or another (dude’s shooting .700 percent from the field) after five games as the third wheel on the Heat, Bosh has already sunk into the role of role player. He’s averaging 13 ppg (1.4 ppg more than James Jones) and there’s little indication that there’s something wrong. He doesn’t look particularly lost in the new offense, because … there isn’t much of one to speak of.  Things might be more dire than expected for Bosh. I’m trying not to overreact to five games. We’re only through 6 percent of the season. I know, I know. But Bosh went from one of the three best bigs in the game to a sturdy player outside the top 50. This is why watching Lamar Odom last night and throughout the last 10 days has reminded me so much of Bosh. They’re both outstanding players who are comfortable in the shadows. When Odom starts, he’s a a career 15.5/9.5/4.5 guy who will get a block, steal and/or trey every game. He’s a beast that has worked best as a sixth man. Why won’t this same fate befall Bosh? If you can’t lead, you follow. Odom, like Bosh, is the third best player on one of the best teams in the league. He’s comfortable not being “the man” on the squad despite the occasional rankle and carries a skill set that doesn’t generally translate well to fantasy. Maybe it’s nothing. Maybe Bosh drops 40 tonight and I make this post disappear like it never existed. Maybe it happens, or maybe the 24/11 Canadian Bosh is the only thing disappearing around here. For the pessemists among you, I’d start shopping Bosh around while people still think he’ll average 20/10 or even 18/8 for the Heat. Here’s some other adds and drops to get you through the weekend:

ADD

Al Thornton – He’s scoring big minutes in D.C. right now and providing decent rebound, block and turnover numbers. He’s not the best SF in the league, he’s not even the best Al in the league, but he can help a lot of owners in medium-sized leagues that have room for more than three good Als.

C.J. Miles – After a rough two-game start, Utah’s backup SF is averaging 20 points and four treys in under 25 mpgs in his last two. Now, couple that with your feelings on Andrei Kirilenko remaining healthy all season and you’ve got yourself a nice little pick-up.

Grant Hill – I keep my mustard right on the top shelf on the door of the refrigerator I’ve kept it there for years. In my life, the mustard goes in the same spot – always.  Every once in a while, despite my  knowledge of where I keep the mustard, I can’t find it. My eyes glaze over it, like when correctly spelled words just look wrong. I know the mustard is there, but I need to pause to be able to see it. Well, it’s been 10 days now. You’ve paused long enough to realize that Grant Hill is where he always is: 12.5/6/1.5/1/1. Now grab him and spread him all over your fantasy team.

Eric Bledsoe – I never saw this kid play for Kentucky, or maybe I did but he only registered as “not John Wall.” Either way, I just don’t know what this kid can do. I do know what he’s done since Baron Davis went down with a knee cist (dyass kneecist!): .524/.500/1.5/13/4.5/5.5/2/2/3. What have you got to lose?

Louis Williams – This is a moderate recommendation as Lou-de-Loop is an up and down kind of player. But right now, he’s up. Ride ‘im.

James Jones – I try to avoid one trick ponies whenever possible, but Jones’ one trick is really, really quite impressive. More impressive than the tattooed girl I met during Mardi Gras with the yo-yos and roller skates. If you need substantial threes, James is your man. If you ever want to vomit automatically after seeing yo-yos, go to Mardi Gras.

Toney Douglas -Already went over him earlier today. Oh you skimmed it, did you? Well skim it slower this time because the guy still offers more than nothing. In fact, he offers more than James Jones.

Hakim Warrick -Warrick won’t do much else besides rebound and drop some points. Then again, Turkoglu won’t do much else beside flounder and disappoint.

Glen Davis – Four questions for you: 1) How healthy is Shaq right now? 2) How healthy is Jermaine O’Neal, like, ever? 3) When is Kendrick Perkins returning? 4) So who will cover for the messes identified in questions 1-3? If you own any of the three Celtics mentioned here, drop them and add Davis.

DROP

Hedo Turkoglu – What about a 17.8 PER in ’07, 14.8 PER in ’08, 13.3 PER last season and an 11.7 PER in this one do you not understand?

Darko Milicic – I went 0-for-6 just typing his name.

Baron Davis -  Drop him like a bad habit. I should clarify that bad habits are often dropped only after complicated dedication and rational progression of due diligence – not carefree immediacy as is often represented by people telling someone to drop anything like a bad habit. So maybe there should be no dropping. Attempt a release, but aim to get something more than the dust left in an empty box of Sno-Caps for him.

Marcus Thornton – So far this season he’s been out of sync, out of the rotation, out of shape and if Marco Belinelli explodes, he could be out of fantasy caché.

38 Responses

  1. brad says:
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    On the flip side. . . what’s worth giving up to get a case of BD? (Baron Davis)

  2. Chris says:
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    More Hibbert trade talks >.<

    Scoring system:
    1 point per (rebound, point scored), 1.5 per assist, 2 per block/steal

    Hibbert, Favors, Deng and B. Gordon

    For

    David West, S. Jackson, M. Gasol and J. Hickson

    Thanks again…

    I think this one is a good deal but West and Jackson both have under preformed early.

  3. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @d2bnz: Burn, Zinger! Has any player in the history of any sport gone from the face of the league to its pariah without having done anything illegal quicker and more completely than LeBron James? I really don’t feel we’ve ever seen anything like it before.

    @Chris: Dang, someone really wants Roy Hibbert.

    This really isn’t a good trade for the side giving up West, Jax, Marc and J.J. As long as that’s not your side, do it.

    … But give Hibbs a kiss on the forehead before you send him on his way.

  4. Ernie says:
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    Hi Adam.
    I need opinion from you. Bynum is free agent in my league, it is a good idea pick up him now? If yes, who to drop?
    H2H, 12 team, cats: FT%, 3PTM, PTS, REB, AST, ST, BLK

    Anthony Randolph
    Anthony Morrow
    Boris Diaw
    Francisco Garcia
    Mike Bibby
    Toney Douglas

    Thanks for your help :)

  5. Chris says:
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    @Adam: I agree…I’ve accepted this deal just waiting to hear back if its official. To make it work I had to add in W. Chandler but I still will be deep with M. Williams and D. Collison on the bench.

    Its actually a 3 way deal, but this is the part that effects me. I don’t like the deal for my brother but it seems like he is dead set on getting Hibbert.

    He would be giving up Hickson, Curry, M. Gasol and he would get Nash, Hibbert and Chandler.

  6. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @Ernie: @Ernie: Yeah, grab Bynum and drop Bibby unles you’re desperate for assists. Then drop Morrow.

    @Chris: Can’t fault a guy for wanting Hibbert. 16/10/4 with 3.5 blocks – that’s top 15 material.

  7. Max says:
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    Should I drop Kirk Hinrich, Ty Lawson or Goran Dragic for Bledsoe? I really need assists and I’m in a 20-team league.

  8. papafrog says:
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    @brad: @Adam: Brad, good question on what is reasonable to move for Baron at this point. The owner in my league is ready to dump him. Adam, any thoughts? Would you move a guy like Carl Landry plus a little somethin’ somethin’ for him? In other words, would you move a steady 30+ minute guy for him at this point?

  9. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @Max: Probably Lawson or Hinrich.

    @papafrog: I do still think Baron will produce somewhat this season, but the Clippers want to unload him, which means he’s not a lock for 36+ or even 30+ mpg as a Clipper. I’d offer strategic trades. Guys who are as good or a bit better than Davis, but players whose absence won’t be missed from your team. He’s in D.J. Augustin, Udrih, Tony Parker territory now.

  10. the real KG says:
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    is tyrus thomas worth dropping for any of those adds?

  11. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @the real KG: Douglas, Bledsoe and maybe Lou.

  12. jake says:
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    I’m thinking about dropping Baron outright in my H2H 12 team league… this thing can’t end well.

    I already grabbed Bledsoe, but am in a daily transaction league, so production each night counts and it’s painful to have a guy sidelined (unless you know he’s back soon and has 100% job security).

    I’ve tried to move him, but no one seems interested in giving up anything more than what’s on the wire. Here’s who’s available:

    Terrence Williams
    Daniel Gibson
    Jarrett Jack
    CJ Miles
    Sam Dalembert
    Wes Matthews

    Would you cut bait on Davis for any of these guys at this stage?

  13. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @jake: I understand your predicament, but I’d try to wait it out and see what Baron does after he returns. It’s just too unpredictable at this point and I’d hate for you to drop a 16/8 guy due to impatience.

  14. jake says:
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    Thanks Adam!

    Sadly, I’ve got Aaron Brooks too. Looks like I may get pummeled for a while.

    Would you drop a guy like Ty Thomas or Hakeem Warrick for Terrence Williams? I feel like he’s not going to sit on the wire for long and don’t want to miss scooping him up.

  15. weezy says:
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    @jake. put down the cofee, Dalembert should be insta-scooped. drop Warrick or Ty, i’d say warrick

  16. jake says:
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    Thanks for the advice… someone beat me to it though :-)

  17. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @jake: If Terrence Williams is still out there, I’d definitely grab him in favor of Warrick.

  18. Pooh Dribbles Up The Court says:
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    I’m solid at SF with Melo and J-rich. I need another PG, all I have is Westbrook, Harris, Bledsoe (for now) and L. Williams. I’ve offered Maggette for Jack to one owner and Maggette for Stuckey to the other owner. Do you think these trades are fair? Do you think either offer would get the job done?

  19. d2bnz says:
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    33 minutes and 70% from the field with only two turnovers , throw in a trey along with 15 dimes , my man Steve Nash is Back

  20. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @Pooh Dribbles Up The Court: Maggette for Jack is pretty even. Assuming Keuster’s beef with Stuckey blows over, Stuckey will play a more significant role than Maggette.

    @d2bnz: ‘Bout time. I worried he’d be gone for good.

  21. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Adam – Stupid question. Antawn, Rashard & Afflalo go on bid off our WW on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. They have to be worth dropping Shelden, DeJuan and Teague for, don’t they? Thanks!

  22. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @AnotherFalstaff: Yup. But remember, the stupid questions are the ones you don’t ask.

  23. paul says:
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    Thoughts on Corey Brewer? I’m thinking of dropping Dunleavy and picking Brewer up in my 14 team league since the steals are pretty enticing. He’s also been playing well these last few games. Worth the add?

    What makes it a bit tougher is Morrow is coming off waivers tomorrow, but he’s struggled save for that last game. Would Morrow be the better add over Brewer? Thanks

  24. John says:
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    PG Kidd
    SG J Rich
    SF Salmons
    PF Dirk
    C Amare
    G Mo Williams
    F Camby
    UTIL Felton, Hibbert, Harrington
    BENCH AK 47, Delfino, Batum

    Team #2
    PG Evans
    SG Johnson
    SF Melo
    PF Lee
    C Yao
    G Felton
    F Millsap
    UTIL Aldridge, Miller, Chandler
    BENCH Z Bo, Wright, Delfino

    Andrew Bynum is available in my Team #1 League
    Bledsoe is available in both of my leagues
    Lou Williams is available in my Team #1 League
    Afflalo is available in both leagues
    Tony Douglas is available in both leagues
    Belinelli is available in both leagues
    Reggie Williams is available in both leagues
    C.J. Miles is available in my Team #1 League
    Warrick is available in both leagues

    Should I look to pick up any of these guys? Who should I drop for each? Or would you recommend me picking up any of the players you have listed in your article to add to either of my rosters?

  25. John says:
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    Sorry for the long question. Also, McGee was just dropped in my Team #1 League. Would you recommend picking him up?

  26. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @paul: I really don’t like Corey Brewer’s game this season. That’s probably more to blame on Rambis than Brewer, but outside of steals, I just don’t know what he’s going to give you on a consistent basis. he’s played 24+ minutes in his last four, but there’s no guarantee it’ll happen in the next four. I’d prefer Morrow. He’s not in the best position in New Jersey, but for my money, it’s better’n Brewer’s.

    @John: Okay. Deep breath:

    Team #1 – Grab Douglas, drop Delfino. Depending on need, I’d consider dropping Batum for McGee.

    Team #2 – Grab Bledsoe, drop Delfino.

  27. John says:
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    I am #1 in my league in blocks right now. So would you agree I should not pick up McGee?

  28. John says:
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    Also, why do you suggest Douglas in one league and Bledsoe in the other? Just curious.

  29. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @John: Yup. If you don’t need blocks, you don’t need JaValevator. Re: Douglas/Bledsoe – one team needs more assists than the other. Douglas will net you more points, Bledsoe will net you more dimes.

  30. John says:
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    I was just proposed this trade in my Team #1 League
    I receive Holiday and Collison
    I give up Felton and Delfino
    Good Deal?

  31. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @John: Absolutely.

  32. John says:
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    Is Anthony Morrow worth a roster spot on my team?

    PG Kidd
    SG J Rich
    SF Salmons
    PF Dirk
    C Amare
    G Mo Williams
    F Camby
    UTIL Felton, Hibbert, Harrington
    BENCH AK 47, Delfino, Batum

  33. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @John: Nah. Not until either Salmons, Delfino or Batum get much worse or Morrow gets much better.

  34. jordo says:
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    I’m thinking of speculating on Marvin Williams or Reggie Williams (both are available in my league), though given MW’s knee bruise and RW’s ineffective play/lack of minutes of late, should I bother?

    My biggest headaches right now are Turkoglu and Baron Davis (and to a lesser extent, Bargnani). What moves do you suggest with this roster and free agents list below? Thanks.

    PG Rose, CHI
    SG Hinrich, WAS
    SF Granger, IND
    PF J. Smith, ATL
    C Bargnani, TOR
    G Augustine, CHA
    F Brand, PHI
    Util A. Randolph, NY
    Util D. Gibson, CLE
    Util G. Davis, BOS
    BNCH H. Turkoglu, PHO
    BNCH B. Davis, LAC
    BNCH J. Jones, Mia

    Available free agents:
    Marvin Williams
    Reggie Williams
    Wesley Johnson
    Shawn Marion
    Reggie Evans
    Tayshaun Prince
    Jose Calderon
    Travis Outlaw
    Corey Brewer
    Shannon Brown
    Omri Casspi
    Leandro Barbosa

    PG Rose, CHI
    SG Hinrich, WAS
    SF Granger, IND
    PF J. Smith, ATL
    C Bargnani, TOR
    G Augustine, CHA
    F Brand, PHI
    Util A. Randolph, NY
    Util D. Gibson, CLE
    Util G. Davis, BOS
    BNCH H. Turkoglu, PHO
    BNCH B. Davis, LAC
    BNCH J. Jones, Mia

  35. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @jordo: Grab Reggie Williams. If Monta misses significant time with his back injury, Williams will be forced into bigger minutes. For now, I’d hang on to Baron. You need assists too much to drop him, and there’s no one in your free agent pool that can really cover for him.

  36. jordo says:
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    Thanks. If I take Reggie Williams, who would you drop?
    Turkoglu, J. Jones, Glen Davis??

  37. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @jordo: Drop Davis, Turkoglu, Jones in that order. Caveat, as always, D.O.N. (depends on need).

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