I don’t know much about science books. Don’t know much about the french I took… So, I caught the old film: “Stand by Me” on the weekend, waiting for the big game (Raps vs Nets, obviously), and that song stuck with me, almost like a prophecy. It’s true, I DON’T know much about science books! Get out of my head, old song!  What I do know, is that trades are harder to get done late in the fantasy season. Fantasy GMs are much more reluctant to give up players of value, even to get players of equal value back, in my experience. So At this point in the season, I reject the “my Danilo Gallinari for your Russell Westbrook” trades, and focus on the waiver a little more. If you also “don’t know much about history, or much biology,” why not take a look at some of these waiver gems, hmm?

ADD:

Will Barton SG, SF

Will the Thrill got the start for an injured Gallinari, and went off for 31/8/5/0/2 with 5 treys. He’s currently 56% owned in Yahoo, so you should try and get him if he’s available, as it looks like Danilo will be out for at least a week or more with a groin injury, which means Barton will get burn.

Moe Harkless SF

He’s not a juggernaut, that’s for sure, but Evan Turner is injured, and will miss significant time. Moe should get the start, and should put up stats that outdo your current streamer. He’s only 27% owned thus far, so there’s a good chance he’s available.

Jahlil Okafor C

Okafor is more a speculative add, as there is significant talk that he might be traded to the Pelicans, which should only add to his value. You may have to trade for him, as he is 59% owned at the moment, but I would definitely find space for the next week or two for Jahlil on my roster to see how this plays out.

Khris Middleton SG, SF

He likely isn’t there on the wire, but if he is (currently 64% owned), you just landed a monster. Kris has arguably top 30-40 potential, the question is whether he can bring that this season or not. He has been sidelined all season, but is finally playing his first game this Wednesday. If you can convince his current fantasy GM to part with him, he will be rusty for a while, and you may parlay that into a discounted price. do with that what you will.

John Henson PF, C

He’s 14% owned, has put 2 very good games together returning from injury, averaging 15.5/6/.5/1/2.5 and he’s 14% owned. Henson can be frustrating, as he seems to always be on a short leash, but he’s worth a look, in my humble opinion.

Drop:

Evan Turner SG, SF

Too bad for the Trailblazers, and more importantly, too bad for any Fantasy GMs that have Turner on their roster. This injury takes him out of action into mid-March likely, possibly longer, and that effectively takes Turner out of the fantasy playoff picture for most GMs. I don’t see how you could swing a trade, so dropping him isn’t too bad an idea, unless you have an open IR spot.

Zach LaVine PG, SG

ACL tear, he’s out for the NBA season, not just the fantasy season. Sorry Zach, you were having a great season, this is a huge loss, but LaVine is safe to drop.

 

That’s all I have for this week, so until next week, may all your shots be nothing but net!

  1. Rice says:
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    Would you rather be holding Zubac or Henson rest of season?

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Rice: I know that Zubac has shown some signs of potential, but Mozgov is making 17 mil a year, and would be a constant threat to take his minutes away. I would prefer Henson myself.

      • BILL BLAST says:
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        @Dan A:

        Dan, with all due respect.. But did you catch the last Lakers game ?

        They finally benched Mozgov DNP-CD!

        Not sure about you, but I see that trend continuing.

        Give me ZuBlock here!

        • Dan A

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          @BILL BLAST: Totally fair point. My counter was that they are paying him too much to keep off the floor for too long. And more to the point, I think Henson is the better block producer. But you won’t be disappointed with Zubac, pick your poison.

  2. Wen says:
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    Hi Dan, I got an interesting trade offer and need your help. Avery Bradley + Will Barton for my Lou Williams + Marcus Morris? I can not decide, because I want Lou’s FT help and Bradley may be out after all star break. I am also thinking I can counter offer any 2 of my guys (Clarkson, Collison, Lawson, Trevor Booker) for Avery Bradley? Thanks for the help.

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Wen: I think that you should expect Bradley to be out until after the all star break. I’d like to get Booker and Clarkson/Collison might get it done, but I dunno. pulling the trigger as the deal is currently constructed isn’t bad, IMO, if you can hold on for Bradley’s defensive stats to come back in a few weeks. I don’t know how this rambling helps you, so I say do the deal, and pray Barton can chip in the lion’s share of those FTs.

  3. Tyler says:
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    1.) Drop Bebe for Henson, Okafor or Zubac in a 10team punting FTs.
    I need another block anchor since I only have Whiteside/Deandre as my true Centers. Bebe is good for blks but does Henson or Zubac offer much more with the same block upside.

    2.) Who would you rather own ROS Nick Young or Marcus Morris?

    • Dan A

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      @Tyler: 1)If you’re just looking for blocks, Bebe is as good as Henson or Z. I’d stick with him. Trying to up that cat with streamers is a gambler’s roll of the dice. Could Henson or Z be better? Possibly. But Bebe is getting solid minutes, and in an established rotation. That said, with Parker going out, maybe Henson has more potential with more minutes being up for grabs. i know I haven’t been definitive, so I say stick with Bebe for now, and may god have mercy on my soul if Im way off.

  4. Tyler says:
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    How would you rank these forwards ROS:

    Ingram
    Tucker
    Harkless
    Aminu
    Chriss

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Tyler:
      Tucker
      Ingram
      Harkless, who could be num 1 on this for potential, but could wind up being “meh”.
      Aminu
      Chriss

  5. Booya says:
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    12 team H2H 9 cat league I was offered Melo for Rudy Gobert. Heres the rest of my team:

    PG Avery Bradley
    SG Wiggins
    G Ariza
    SF Covington
    PF Vucevic
    F Myles Turner
    C Dwight
    C DeAndre Jordan
    UTIL Gobert
    Util Dieng
    BN Marcus Morris
    BN Jae Crowder
    BN Kilpatrick

    I lose some in rebounds, blocks and fg% which I think I can more than afford? Don’t wanna give up my stranglehold on those cats either though.

    Thoughts? Thanks for any input!

    • Dan A

      Dan A says:
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      @Booya: Don’t do it, unless you feel you need a boost in points/3s. Possibly offer Vuc or Dieng (unlikely, but hey, who knows what they will take) Look to replace kilpatrick with Henson (Parker out will trickle down to all forwards), Lance Stephenson (flyer, who knows what is gonna happen there, but upside) or Noguiera, 29% owned.
      Hope this helps.

  6. John says:
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    Polling all commentators. I have been offered Beal and Myles for Adams and Porter. Rankings say take it but Adams has been a beast since Kantar injury. Turner actually kinda blah lately. I would be Losing boards while improving FTs. I am tied for first so not in a rush to break up the team. 12 teamer, h2H, 9 cats. My team:
    Lowry, RJax, Smart, Mudiay (Ugh)
    Leonard, Porter, J Johnson, G Harris
    KAT, Jokic, Horford, Adams, Poison Goose
    Streamer spot: Ish but holding given SVG comments and RJax low minutes lately.
    IR: CP3 (hurry back)

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