Another season is here and your weekly Buy/Sell column is here to help you decide which players to buy low or add from the wire and which players to sell high or flat out drop to improve your chances for fantasy gold. I’m very excited for the start of the season as we already have a few great performances to discuss and some not so great.
And speaking of not great, here is a clip that came to mind
Many European coaches would have a hard time convincing themselves to play Westbrook in the next game. The legendary Željko Obradović would have his famous red look and would have a hard time not suffering from a heart attack. And if you have no idea about the Obradović special, here is visual proof.
There are unconfirmed reports that players have retired after being on the wrong end of his yelling. Back to the Lakers, what’s more alarming is that LeBron seems on the brink of giving up, Anthony Davis is shooting a league worst 33.1% on jump shots and their season is off to a not-so-fun start.
Kelly Olynyk: Have you seen a slower/weirder/more unathletic game winner than the one Kelly Olynyk had against the Pelicans in OT ?
As a fan of his, what I see is pure finesse from Kelly who has won the starting position in Utah and is producing great out-of-position stats from a center. His 61% fg is bound to decrease but so are his 3.3 turnovers, and there is no reason to leave him on the wire, even in the shallowest of leagues (60% owned).
Jaylen Nowell: A deeper league suggestion that can also work for standard leagues is Nowell, who has benefitted from the minutes opened up by Kyle Anderson’s injury and has carved a steady role off the bench for Minnesota. Triples, steals, and some points are what you can expect, but those can be valuable from a player who is readily available (18% owned).
Jamal Murray: I know his start to the season has been extremely slow. I know his percentages are hurting right now. However, I am very optimistic that in two months Murray will look a lot more like the player he used to be rather than this current version of himself, so this seems like the perfect opportunity to get him on a huge discount, if his owner is starting to feel impatient.
Andrew Wiggins: If we were discussing top 15 fantasy players, one name that would not come up is Andrew Wiggins. However, his start to the season has been nothing but spectacular and he is currently ranked exactly 15th in per-game value. You don’t need an expert to tell you that this is bound to decrease as his 2 steals and 0.3 turnovers per game are not sustainable, so exploring his trade market is a good option.
Brandon Clarke I must admit I was wrong on him as I expected a good season for as long as Jaren Jackson is out, but instead Santi Aldama took his role and starting position and he is limited to backup minutes only at center. You can do much better with his roster spot, despite being hard to drop a player you maybe drafted relatively high (61% owned).
Do you think Bojan is a sell high, or an enjoy the ride kind of player?
Definitely a sell high, as his fg% is bound to decrease from the 52% he is shooting closer to 45%. But if you can’t get a good return, enjoy the ride. The triples and fg% will come back to earth though for sure.
Thanks Kostas – do you think Kessler is a sell? 12 team H2H
He’s the last guy on my bench and need to cut bait on him or Strus to stream
I would keep him over Strus as I think inevitably the Jazz will play him in order to develop him. If you don’t need his blocks though it a tough to hold onto him. But Strus goes first I think.
Do you think Murray’s comments increase anytime soon? Or is he destined for 25-28 a game?
I am sure both comments about him and his minutes will increase and his production will follow. I think at the end of the season he will average close to 30-31
Hey Kostas! My 3 comments:
Well said as always
I can’t imagine a more mismatched pairing of coach-player than Westbrook and Željko. I hope Westbrook plays one season overseas just to experience it.
Even legends like Kelly are allowed a bad game here and there.
My condolences on Clarke.
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!
Another good one from you, Kostas, but I have to admit that I’m feeling a little attacked by the inclusion of Jamal Murray as a Buy…
Nothing personal Mr. Hooper. The personal attack would be to include Sexton as a Sell….
But I do believe he will be a good option as the season progresses and the Jazz start the tanking, so I can’t justify it.
And for anyone reading these comments out of context and wondering what these guys are talking about, it’s just some friendly banter from 2 league mates.