Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+

Yeesh, it’s cold outside, no way around it. Frosty, like an Ice tray (whut what?! …check last week’s article for that reference) I’m up in Toronto, where, yes, it’s a tad chilly, but if you didn’t know, it’s even colder in New York! I mean they freezing their kishkas off, and the infantile side of me couldn’t be giggling more gleefully. I’m chock full of hip hop cultural references today, so strap in, soldier! To that end, If you ever gave a moment’s thought to my avatar, Flav wasn’t chosen haphazardly. While it’s true I’m a beathead from the nineties,  me choosing the most recognizable hype man in the world was intended to be appropriate.  I am the Flava Flav to Slim and JB’s Chuck D, good people, so take the advice I give accordingly, it’s mostly hype: “Yeaaaaah Boooooyyy!” Sorry. But you can take this to the bank, the Knicks are terrible, and the Nets aren’t much better. You gots to get up fo’ dis game, nephew, like Allan and Germaine do. If haven’t seen these Fox ads from back in the day, you sleepin’ son! And speaking of sleeping, and frosty, and New York slippin’, check this out: one two, one two…

BUY:

Evan Founier SG

Sacre bleu! Fournier has got to be the MC Solaar of the NBA, no? Smooth flows, and this cat spits le feu! 14.6/2/3.2/1.6/0 with 2.8 treys per over his last 5 games. Aaron Gordon is out with a fracture in his foot, and Elfrid Payton is struggling, so the Frenchman will get more opportunity to chase the fromage, I expect beaucoup more upside! Sorry, that’s uncalled for. What should be noted is that he’s only 48% owned, and that has nothing to do with him being French. One more?  Hon hon hon!! Because he’s French… Ok, I’m done. Sorry.

Kris Humphries PF, C

Pronounced with an “umpty”. I mean, he’s even got his own dance! Do the Humpty-Hump, watch me do the humpty-hump! It’s perfect, not just because the song works brilliantly, but because Hump is finding a grove on the Wiz. He suffered a hand injury to begin the season, but he’s back in the rotation, and in the last 2 games he’s 14/7.5/.5/0/1.5, playing 25.5 minutes, and adding a great shooting percentage. Also, he stands to gain when (not if) Nene Hilario goes down. and no need to bring up the nasty 72 day wedding, that would be pandering for cheap laughs. I may strive to entertain, and you can rarely see it, but I do have my integrity.

Nick Young SG, SF

This dude is every member of TLC, he’s a creep! The thing is, it’s so bad in L.A., he will get his shots, and be the second leading scorer for the Lakers, if Kobe Bryant ever gives up the rock. Need ThrAGNOF stats? He will definitely give you those. Coming back from injury, he has to prove his new contract’s worth, and he’s worth a stream, in my opinion. He’s an easy get, as he’s only owned 44% thus far.

Shawne Williams SF, PF

This dude is like Slick Rick, and should be wearing an eye patch. Dude is shooting 59% from three, for the last 9 games. Daaaamn. I know, he does basically nothing else, but that deserved a mention. And Josh McRoberts is injured again, so he’s good for the moolah, in the short term.

J.J. Barea PG

He’s the Skee-lo of the NBA. While he wishes he was a little bit taller, he’s most definitely a baller! With Devin Harris injured, Barea is definitley worth streaming, for dimes, points, and the odd steal, if you have need of those. Ok, maybe not really in anything less than 14-16 leaguers, but the song worked, ok? He’s a tiny NBAer, he, er, “fits” the profile. Ewwww…

 SELL:

J.R. Smith SG, SF

J.R. got the start, and ran with it, dropping a near rainbow last Sunday, netting 28/4/4/2/1 with 2 3pts, shooting a scorching 62% FG%. And you should drop act like Snoop, and drop it like it’s hot. I don’t think that you can sell higher, he’s on a baaad team that just broke a 7 game slide. He will get some short term burn with Iman Shumpert out with an injury. Smith is maddening, as clearly talented, but he’s inconsistent, and will very likely pout when Shump takes some minuted back from him in a game or two.

Arron Afflalo SG, SF

DJ, rewind!! You can basically cut and paste J.R.’s blurb here, as Afflalo dropped a respectable 23/4/3/0/1 with 4 treys. Well, this nugget is a gold digger. It’s not Orlando in them thar hills, and Aaron isn’t going to reproduce last year’s numbers. Get what you can for this fantasy Pyrite while he’s on a bit of a tear.

Deron Williams PG

D Will has gone a decent 16.25/3.75/5.75/1.75/.25 in his last 4 games. All losses. Deron his doing his best Boys II Men impression (the deep voiced talking guy, at least), telling you that he’s come to the end of the road on your squad. Joe Johnson If you could get a Jrue Holiday for Williams and a piece, or Goran Dragic straight up, if the stars align? I would do it.

Josh Smith, SF, PF

What the hell, J Smoove? You have the most hip hop nickname in all of the NBA! But you’ve been playing like a wanksta.  Which isn’t good, isn’t good at all. Daaamn homie, you was the maaan homie! If you can get anything at all for Smoove, try and do it. Darren Collison? I know, I know waaay to high to shoot for, and Smoove has been air-balling a shocking amount of free throws, so there’s a double irony there. Heck, I would consider Nick Collison at the moment. Sorry Smoove, we all know you’re better than this, but I’m unwilling to ride it out with you.

 

And that’s where I’m gonna end it today, kids. Don’t say it didn’t warn you about Dwyane Wadebecause I did.  May all your shots be nothing but net!

  1. kisses says:
    (link)

    I’m in that weird spot where there is a team in my league who is totally not checking/updating their rosters and I want to poach some players without losing too much, but also without it being so obvious. Trying to figure out how I can get some combo of Wall/Ariza/JButler (or maybe all three). I need threes and steals. Here’s my team – maybe you can help me propose something fair-ish:

    12 team H2H (FG%, FT%, 3PM, REB, AST, STL, BLK, TO, DD, PTS)
    PG – Rondo, Lowry
    SG – Oladipo, McLemore
    SF – KJ, HBarnes, Middleton, *Durant
    PF – Boozer
    C – Boogie, Vucevic, JHill, Olynyk

    Thanks.

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
      (link)

      @kisses: I think you could get a monster for Boogie, if you want to be bold, like Klay or Curry.
      For the cats you mentioned, I’m assuming that it’s one owner that has all three of those dudes. If so, go for Butler first, clearly, with Wall a close second. I would offer Vucevic and Barnes for Butler and Ariza. or you could offer Boogie/Mclemore for Wall and Butler.
      I would also look to see if Jeremy Lamb is there (only 31% owned), dropping Ben McLemore. Nick Young is an upgrade over Ben at this point as well, both dudes would help you in your needed areas.
      Hope that helps.

      • kisses says:
        (link)

        @Dan A: Both Lamb and Swaggy are rostered. 12 team with only 8 eligible slots (and 4 bench) makes for some fun/challenging stashing of players.

        Same guy owns all three. Besides being a Lakers fan, I don’t really have an allegiance to JHill. Would you move Vucevic instead of JHill to match equal value? Thoughts on this trade if I offered Rondo+JHill/Vucevic+Barnes for Wall+Ariza+Butler? I might also be reaching to make up for some stats that Durant would be getting me.

  2. Wen says:
    (link)

    Hi Dan, I have a center heavy team. Would you trade Derrick Favors, Marcin Gortat or Zach Randolph for Rondo? Thanks for advice.

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
      (link)

      @Wen: In order of who I would want to part with first:
      1)Gortat, 2)Favors, 3)ZeBo.
      But really, only Gortat. Rondo is a percentage killer. Of the mass murderer class. Terrible FT%, abysmal 3PT%, poor overall FG%.
      He does dime and board with the best of them, though.

  3. Scort says:
    (link)

    Buy low on Noel?

    Offer Jordan Hill? Draymond Green?

    Team:

    PG: Rubio, Calderon, Lin, Chalmers
    SG: Harden, Jamaal Crawford
    SF: Draymond Green, Danny Green
    PF: Dirk, Milsap, Frye
    C: Vucevic, Favors, Hill

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
      (link)

      @Scort: I would offer Draymond over JHill, as Lee will affect his value. Maybe very little, but possibly a lot. Good luck!

  4. jm says:
    (link)

    getting killed on the boards with nerlens/hawes/demarre carrol. Is Spencer Hawes gaining momentum towards being a factor or should I dump him and try to stream boards with his slot?

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
      (link)

      @jm: He is a total head scratcher, to be sure. I think that he won’t get many more boards, as his minutes are locked in at about 15-20. Try to trade him first, I would say, for a Draymond Green type?

  5. Manshi Shah says:
    (link)

    Pick one for a 14 team 9 cat h2h league. Eric Gordon, Danilo Gallinari, or Bojan (Brooklyn)

    MY TEAM: 14 Team H2H League 9 Standard Categories (Daily Lineup)

    PG- MCW, Elfrid Payton, Goran Dragic

    SG- Nicolas Batum, Anthony Morrow

    SF- Chandler Parsons, Kawhi Leonard, Danilo Gallinari

    PF- Nikola Vucevic, Jared Sullinger

    C- Roy Hibbert, Jonas Valanciunas, Chris Kaman

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
      (link)

      @Manshi Shah: Yeesh. Not the best choices. Bogdanovic, I guess.

      • Manshi Shah says:
        (link)

        @Dan A: Mayo was just dropped. Would you have him over any of those players?

        • Dan A

          Dan A. says:
          (link)

          @Manshi Shah: nope. He’s been awful.

  6. Fowler says:
    (link)

    Are you sellin’ KCP? Who would you rather have instead: Swaggy P, Danny Green, Iguodala….?

    • kisses says:
      (link)

      @Fowler: Swaggy over KCP should happen right now. Danny Green over KCP as well. If Iggy is the only one avaiable for KCP, then hold Iggy. But seriously, if Swaggy is available go pick him up right now.

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
      (link)

      @Fowler: What does the P stand for, I’ve always wondered? He’s the best choice for ThrAFNOF stats, Green is the most chance of contributing in all cats. Iggy is not great in terms of fantasy value.

      • kisses says:
        (link)

        @Dan A: Swaggy Pimp! (self-given nickname)

        • Dan A

          Dan A. says:
          (link)

          @kisses: Wow. If choosing one’s own nickname is now acceptable, I will now only respond to Sir Luscious McLengthydong. No Abbreviations.

          • kisses says:
            (link)

            @Dan A.: *applause*

  7. kb24 says:
    (link)

    Should I drop Ed Davis for Mozgov or Varejao? Also, do you think KJ McDaniels is worth the hold?

    • kisses says:
      (link)

      @kb24: Who are your other bigs? I would hold Davis over Mozgov and Varejao based on the fact that Davis is the backup to both Boozer and Jordan Hill. I’m also holding KJ just for blocks, but I’m starting to keep an eye on that wavier wire just in case some more consistent scoring pops up.

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
      (link)

      @kb24: Boozer is an absolute mess, I would expect Ed to get the start in the next 10 games, unless Carlos picks it up significantly. ed is certainly earned it. I would hold him for now. KJ will go through ups and downs, he is a rook on a terrible team, after all. If you can get blocks elsewhere, I don’t see why not.

      • kb24 says:
        (link)

        @Dan A:
        Mozgov or Steven Adams? Might just replace McDaniels with a big

        • Dan A

          Dan A says:
          (link)

          @kb24: Mozgov, for sure. He’s been getting a solid diet of gluten free minutes.

  8. Kevin says:
    (link)

    10 Team 9-cat yahoo H2H

    Don’t you just hate it when you think you have a solid team but you want to make room for certain players on the waivers?

    I’m trying to feel out 2-for-1 trades so I can consolidate my team, especially when ricky rubio, george hill, and jose calderon are on the waivers.

    Before I drop anyone (maybe frye or c. lee), here are the trades i’m throwing out. let me know know what you think of each.

    1) my darren collison, c. lee, channing frye for marc gasol.
    2) darren collison, frye for nicolas batum
    3a) what 2 guys can I trade for blake griffin?
    3b)what 2 guys can I trade for lamarcus aldridge?
    3c) what 2 guys can I trade for deandre jordan?

    here’s my team: http://i.imgur.com/LGeQocG.png

    Thanks a lot, Dan!!

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
      (link)

      @Kevin: 1) I doubt it’ll go. 3 for 1s rarely work, unless the guy has only one great asset, and needs depth.
      2)maybe, but if you offered me, I wouldn’t bite.
      3a+3b) collision and favors?
      3c) collision and a big?
      Good luck, keep me posted.

  9. hamtime says:
    (link)

    wall+tyreke or parsons+lowry? who is the better and more efficient side for ROS?

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
      (link)

      @hamtime: I love kyle, he just knocked off the best team in the league in Memphis, but I gotta say wall and evans

  10. kb24 says:
    (link)

    Is Jimmy Butler for Jrue Holiday a fair trade? Who wins out?

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
      (link)

      @kb24: yeesh. Butler, I think? Very close

  11. Shaft says:
    (link)

    Who do you think would be a good big to target in an 8-cat league for a package of Rolo and Sullinger?

    There are some decent guys on the wire so I’m looking for a 2-for-1, but I’m not sure what Rolo and Sully’s value are. Sully has been playing well but lack of blks and stls is frustrating.

    Thanks!

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
      (link)

      @Shaft: Vucevic, maybe. Sully for j hill, maybe. Grab mcdaniels for cheap blocks, and the odd steal

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
      (link)

      @Shaft: also look to see if Mozgov is there on the wire

  12. Loler says:
    (link)

    Who should I trade for Kevin Durant?

    PG – John Wall, Kemba Walker, Jose Calderon, Brandon Knight, Donald Sloan
    SG – James Harden, Courtney Lee
    SF – Rudy Gay, Mirza Teletovic, Danilo Gallinari
    PF – Derrick Favors, Draymond Green
    C – DeMarcus Cousins, Andrew Bogut, Timofey Mozgov, Kris Kaman

    9-cat Roto league. Trying to buy Durant before he comes back.

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
      (link)

      @Loler: Favors and Calderon? the longer you wait, the more it’ll cost.

  13. Frank White says:
    (link)

    Hey Dan… Remember I was thinking about dropping West. Well Instead of that I was offered a trade for Gorgui Dieng. What do you think?? Even if West comes back next week is it still worth it..? I only got 7 points in 3 weeks total with him and Westbrook out but every weel I’m close on all CAT’s except for boards and sometimes assists. Ibaka is killing me and Favors n Monroe sometimes inconsistent but if you think West is gonna be good or better then Dieng maybe I’ll hold. Of course if I trade him he’ll be on the court right away but if I hold on to him it’ll be another week or 2. LOL

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
      (link)

      @Frank White: Peckovic is out, I would nab him. Even when he goes back to 20-25 minutes, he’s worth owning. Hope he works out for you.

      • Frank White says:
        (link)

        Yeah but the point is that I can’t wait for another injury. Dieng for West??

  14. Frank White says:
    (link)

    I appreciate it

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
      (link)

      @Frank White: Yes, Dieng for West is what I’m saying.

      • Frank White says:
        (link)

        Oh you confused me cause you wrote Pekovic.. Lol Thanks Man!! Oh yiou meant Pekovic would take Dieng’s minutes.. You don’t think West is gonna be good even with all the minutes he can get??

        • Frank White says:
          (link)

          I didn’t know he plays off the bench though. I’m winning slightly this week but anything can happen. This trade wouldn’t affect this week anyway so West MIGHT be back next week

Comments are closed.