…It’s time to dress up right, it’s time to get things started on the muppet show tonight! My man John Henson, is back shoving his hands up muppets’s butts! With 10 blocks in 2 games, Henson is doing his best Pepe the King Prawn impression, blocking balls all over the place. We all know that with Coach Kidd at the helm, the SS Deer is likely to run aground soon, and Henson could easily be a casualty, as he’s not really getting any shot at power forward. But he should be in the line up more, I think I can safely say. And that makes me think of who else I think should be in the line up more in the new year, but isn’t currently, I think. Hmm, that could be a theme. A New Year’s theme…

BUY:

Jared Dudley SG, SF

Now don’t get me wrong, when I think venison, I love me some John Henson, but I’m closer to tepid about Dudley. He isn’t much to right home about, but a girl could do worse. He is contributing in all stats aside from blocks, and since Jabari Parker went down, he has scooped consistent touches and minutes. He has hovered around 30 minutes for the last 6 games, going 15.8/5.8/1.8/1.8/.2, hitting 2.1 treys a game, shooting above 50% from the field. It’s a little gamy, but very healthy for you.

Cole Aldrich C

Now you’re in New York, they’ll make you feel brand new, big lights will inspire youuuuu… Ok, I’m no Alisha Keys, be thankful you can ‘t hear me crooning,  but she must have been thinking about the triangle offence and the new, (old) big man is getting the start and running with it. Well, lumbering with it, at least. Coach Fisher mercifully yanked Samuel Dalembert out of the starting spot, and in his last 3 games, Aldrich has put together 13.3/10/1.6/1.6/1.3 in 26.5 minutes per game. He’s only 14% owned, as of right now. Consider it a late Christmas gift, no need to get me anything, really.

Cory Joseph PG

Joseph proved that Christmas wishes really do come true! With Tony Parker on the shelf, he has gotten the start, and has been very solid. In his last 3 games, he has produced 16/4.3/4.7/1/.3, with a trey in 2 outta 3. Just watch to see when Parker comes back, it should happen some time in January, this Christmas wish may have a short lifespan.

Robert Covington SF, PF

This dude has made the best out of a bad situation. He barely played in Houston, but since arriving in Philly, Covington has been an absolute monster, and he’s only 52% owned. He should get burn for the remainder of the season, as his ability to stretch the defence is invaluable. This cat scores, dimes, hits treys, boards, and blocks too. Get a little something shiny for yourself this season, you’ve earned it.

 

SELL:

Wilson Chandler SG, SF

Chandler posted a 20/10/3/0/1 with a trey on Monday against the Raptors in a losing effort. He has been dependable in Danilo Gallinari‘s absence, and now is the time to sell high, as there are trade rumours drifting on the wind, and while nothing is in stone, you don’t want any part of it, not to mention that Gallinari should be back sooner than expected. Climb out of your food coma and get it done.

Brandon Jennings PG

Jennings has had 2 outstanding games in a row, and appears to be benefiting from Josh Smith‘s departure. But I don’t buy it long term, with no statistical evidence whatsoever to back that gut instinct up. History will back me up on this, Jennings is a percentage killer, and he has shot over 50% in the last two, so that should help your cause.

 

That’s all for today, cool-cats, Daddy’s tired from all the holiday hoopla. May all your shots be nothing but net!

  1. Wen says:
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    Hi Dan, a desperate owner fighting for the last playoff spot just dropped Lance Stephenson and Thaddeus Young. Would you drop Robert Covington for either one of them? I really like Robert Covington’s upside, but Young seems to be must own. Thanks for your advice!

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Wen: Young is good for most stats, but he’s low on blocks, so consider that. But yes, Thad is dope. I wouldn’t take Lance, though. RC gives you similar stats, but with 3s, and more blocks. Thad is slightly more with points, dimes. Decide which cats you need more help in.

  2. lol says:
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    What do you think about an Isaiah Thomas for Thad young trade? Who wins ? Also , what should I do with Dwill I’m getting a little impatient?

    • lol says:
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      @lol:

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @lol: I would want IT3 over Young, I think, but they have different stats. The DWill situation sucks, dude, no way around it. If you can get anything for him, do it, otherwise hang tight. It can’t get any worse, and is sure to get better, right? The question is when, and I have no idea who would want that contract. they have to play him to showcase him, though.

      • lol says:
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        @Dan A.: oh shoot because I traded Isaiah for Thad young but it’s because I am reallly strong in assists and i kind of need steals

        • Dan A

          Dan A. says:
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          @lol: Well, you win in turnovers, boards, percentages, and steals are slightly higher, It’s a good trade for you, then, don’t sweat it.

  3. bab says:
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    opinion on this trade?
    im in a 16 team league, and im middle road FG%, high FT%, middle 3pts, high rebs, middle asts, low stls, mid blks, and #1 in points.
    I give: shabazz and monroe
    I get: Batum
    I lower my FG% but my FT% goes up?
    Im afraid batum wont heat up while shabazz has questions regarding k. martin and monroe with consistency issues, I don’t know what I should do? I have Pekovic on IR so thats like a monroe.

  4. Hype says:
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    Hey Dan, happy new year!
    Would you drop alex len or mcdaniels for cory joseph, aldrich, mkg, henson, oquinn or dudley?

    12er 9cat
    G- cp3 rubio holiday mcdaniels
    F – kawhi hayward draymond sullinger d.lee
    C – horford brolo j.hill alex len

    Or should i stay put with what i have?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Hype: life McDaniels then stream his spot during the week assuming this is a H2H league & not Roto

      • Hype says:
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        @Bye Felicia: would you rather keep len over mcdaniels? The out of position blocks is gold though.

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @Hype: I would only consider dropping Mcdaniels or maybe Lee, as you already have Draymond Green. I really like McDaniels, but he has been turning the ball over a ton.

  5. melodrama says:
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    HAPPY NEW YEARS!! In an act of desperation would you trade melo for derozan and just wait that injury out? Melo is on his way to full shut down mode….PLEASE HELP

    • Dan A

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      @melodrama: if you’re in a keeper, that’s a toughie, as you’re trading at a low point. If you have 3 (or whatever you keep)keeper quality cats already, or are in a redraft, yes, I would definitely do that. Even if you are in a keeper, DD started the season playing above his ADP, and he’s close to returning, maybe a week or two. He will have rust, and will be on a minute restriction, so plan for 4 weeks before real return on this trade. But I believe (no proof, just Internet and gut to go on) that Melo will be shut down for surgery soon, so he’s back ready next year, when they have a ton of money to spend. DD won’t make the all star team due to injury, but he may well play like one in the back half of the season. So I’d do that deal, and more to the point, I can’t see you getting a better deal. But in case you didn’t know, I’m a Raps fan, and have a strong dislike for the Knicks, so take that into account, I may not be objective. Good luck!

      • melodrama says:
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        @Dan A.: Thank you! I appreciate the in depth analysis of it. I feel pretty good about it I just needed a 2nd opinion of some sort. It’s a 12 team re draft league and I don’t wanna get nothing for melo so I threw the trade out and hopefully the owner takes the bait.

  6. manosun16 says:
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    How’s it going, Dan? Happy New Year!

    I was offered this trade from an owner in my league:
    I receive MCW, Marc Gasol, and Dudley
    He receives Teague, Drummmond, and KCP

    Who would you say wins the trade?

    • Dan A

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      @manosun16: Drummond Ft% kills that cat, but MCW kills in turnovers, shooting%. I love Marc, he could be in the MVP convo, so I’d take marc and the rest.

  7. Bye Felicia says:
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    I’d want the Gasol side. I couldn’t own Drummond because his FT% is a cat killer

  8. Ozzie says:
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    Trying to trade myself out of a really bad trade.
    What do you think of my Rose for their Covington?
    I’m in a Head to Head Points league.

    • Dan A

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      @Ozzie: Wow, that’s bold. Is there no weight for dimes? That is to say, do you not get extra points for assists, or is your points league evenly weighted for points/boards/assists/steals/blocks? (I’m assuming it’s not one of those “just points” scoring points leagues) I get that Rose is vastly under performing, I just worry that Covington will slip as well, he’s essentially a rook, even though he’s a soph, as he never played first year, and his consistency may dip. But then there’s the injury concern and awful shooting with Rose… I guess I might try to make that deal. You should be able to pull that deal off, at any rate. I hope it works out for you.

      • Ozzie says:
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        @Dan A.:

        Hey Dan,

        Yeah it’s weighted, scoring is as follows in my league:

        Points (PTS) 1 Blocks (BLK) 1
        Steals (STL) 1 Assists (AST) 1
        Offensive Rebounds (OREB) 1 Rebounds (REB) 1
        Personal Fouls (PF) -1 Turnovers (TO) -1
        Field Goals Made (FGM) 1 Field Goals Attempted (FGA) -1
        Free Throws Made (FTM) 1 Free Throws Attempted (FTA) -1
        Three Pointers Made (3PM) 1

        It’s my first one but I prefer cat and look forward to next years.
        I’ve gone with it, thanks Dan!

        • Dan A

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          @Ozzie: I see. The beg points for fga is a real pisser for Rose owners, that makes a lot more sense. Hope it works for you!

        • Dan A

          Dan A. says:
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          @Dan A.: @Ozzie: “neg”

  9. AJ says:
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    What trade would you try to make if any? HTH points leauge, thanks
    A) My Hayward/Dirk for Cousins
    B) My Hayward/Noah for Cousins

    • Dan A

      Dan A. says:
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      @AJ: I would wager that Noah/Hayward would be more attractive of an offer, as Noah will cover the boards that Dirk wouldn’t replace. Good luck!

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