The biggest swing week in fantasy basketball happened. It totally happened. I went to bed at the end of last week nervous as all get-out that this week wouldn’t happen, fell asleep, woke up and BOOM – week two!And it didn’t disappoint. Only three of 60 players remained in the same position they were in last week: the two first place teams and the last place squad. Everyone else fluctuated, including Brooklyn Shine who had the steepest dropoff falling from fourth overall to 30th after losing Eric Gordon, Rip Hamilton and Mike Conley. Ballin B’ Belated made a titanic surge jumping from 46th to 10th on the wings of key FA pickups MarShon Brooks, Spencer Hawes, and Al Harrington.

Below is a slope graph of this week’s movement. All RCL scores and averages are stored on this spreadsheet right here or download the full thing here. All scores and stats count up to and including Wednesday’s games (Jan. 4).

Good luck in week three.

  1. ringo says:

    What kind of line can I expect from Mehmet Okur? Is he worth a Waiver Claim in a 16 team league?

  2. Adam

    Adam says:

    @ringo: I don’t see a big improvement on the line he’s putting up now: 9/7/2, with about three 3ptm every two games. Maybe he straightens out his shot, shoots over .400 and averages 11-12 points, but really, this is it. Never mind what happens after all of New Jersey’s bigs are healthy.

  3. Jeff says:

    Hey Adam,

    If you had to drop one would you drop Kyle Irving or Devin Harris?

    Also, now that almost 2 weeks has passed, is your top 5 fantasy ranking still the same? Do you think CP3 is still a good choice for the third pick even after the trade to the clippers?

  4. EK says:

    10 team H2H keeper league:

    Should I trade Toney Douglas & Boozer for Lowry? I have Baron Davis on the bench and I’m low on assists. Here’s my squad in general size order:

    Stephen Curry
    Toney Douglas
    Baron Davis
    Marcus Thornton
    Paul George
    Arron Afflalo
    Paul George
    Brandon Rush
    James Harden
    Ryan Anderson
    Carlos Boozer
    Blake Griffin
    Samuel Dalembert
    Roy Hibbert
    Andrew Bynum
    DeAndre Jordan

    Any other needs/suggestions?


  5. EK says:

    Less: 1 Paul George

  6. Turd Ferguson says:

    No way you get Lowry for those 2, unless I’m missing something. Maybe target a cheaper assist guy, like Calderon

  7. Adam

    Adam says:

    @Jeff: Drop Harris before Irving. I’d rearrange my top 20 some, but I wouldn’t drop CP3 too far. He’s still one of the two best fantasy PG to own.

    @EK: I kind of agree with Turd. If you CAN swing Boozer and Douglas for Lowry, you should do it as quickly as possible. I’d be surprised if you can pull that off.

  8. Rob says:

    Was offered Ibaka and Rose for Chris Paul and Brand. Accept? I sort of need blocks.

  9. Jeremy says:

    What do you think of Rondo for Tyreke and Javale?

  10. Adam

    Adam says:

    @Rob: I dig it. (Full disclosure: I’m a Bulls fan.)

    @Jeremy: Too much. I’d rather have the duo.

  11. Dan says:

    Second overall!!

    Adam, thanks for putting all this work into compiling the overall standings. It’ll be really cool to see how things develop over the course of the season.

  12. Tony says:

    Does Jarrett Jack keep it up all yr?

    Who are your top 3-5 buy low guys right now you see turning it around?

  13. Lou says:

    these sidebar ads are crazy. they’re all like: go get ripped abs, pay off your mortgage, and when your done test drive a camry….. baby steps yo

  14. Eric says:

    In a 14 team H2H 9 Category league, I just traded Durant + Teague for Westbrook, injured Eric Gordon, and Marc Gasol. What do you think?

    Team make up now is…

    PG: Westbrook
    SG: Eric Gordon
    G: John Wall
    SF: Lebron James
    PF: DJ White
    F: Tyler Hansbrough
    C: Marc Gasol
    C: Greg Stiemsma
    Util: Ty Lawson
    Util: Iman Shumpert
    Bench: Afflalo
    Bench: Marvin Williams
    Bench: Gordon Hayward

    Next Move? Moving one of my PG + Hansbrough for Lower PG + Reliable C.

  15. jimmyz says:

    Curry’s been made available in my league by his owner, and he’s willing to trade for a discount. Thinking of offering a combo of either Chalmers/G. Henderson or Conley/DeRozan, or some combination thereof.

    Is it worth it to take the gamble on Curry (and still have two out of those four guys)?

  16. JeffFromTallahassee says:

    10 Team H2H 9 Cat. league

    PG: Iman Shumpert
    SG: Marcus Thornton
    SF: Lebron James
    PF: Josh Smith
    C: LaMarcus Aldridge
    G: Paul George
    F: Luis Scola
    UTIL: David West
    UTIL: Andray Blatche
    UTIL: Channing Frye
    Bench: Lamar Odom
    Bench: Jared Dudley
    Bench: Amir Johnson
    Bench: Aron Afflalo
    IR: Manu Ginobli

    With a bunch of underacheiving guys my team is struggling. The good news is there are a bunch of decent players on waivers including: Okafor, Stuckey, Dorel Wright, Landry, Marion, Jerebko, Thadeus Young, Ariza, Ramon Sessions and Gary Neal.. Should I rush to add anyone or just leave my team as it is?

  17. Will says:

    Hey Adam.
    My team in a 12 team h2h with standard categories is looking like
    Louis Williams
    Michael Beasley
    Al harrington
    Tim Duncan
    Spencer Hawes
    DeMarcus Cousins
    Kemba walker
    George Hill
    Steve Nash
    Jared Dudley
    Rajon Rondo
    Ramon Sessions
    Trevor Ariza

    I like to keep a swing spot open generally, but I can’t find who is the most dropworthy person. I like holding Ariza because of his all around production, and george hill and kemba have their moments.

    Of this team, who would you think I should be most open to booting?

  18. ringo says:

    Buying Byron Mullens?

  19. Adam

    Adam says:

    @Dan: Cool, no problem. What I’m hoping is that everyone in the league will start to see patterns in numbers from week-to-week that they might not otherwise and the whole thing as a whole will e a bit more competitive because of it. We’ll see.

    @Tony: Vazquez might chip into his production a bit, but not much. Dorell Wright, Tyreke Evans, Lamar Odom, Baron Davis off the top of my head.

    @Lou: Ha!

    @Eric: Doing work, Eric. Doin’ work. I actually like this trade. It’s scary giving away a top 2 guy (but you have the other top 2 guy!) and you got great value back for it. Unfortunately, Gordon’s health is a question mark until February, but still. Not bad.

    @jimmyz: Yes. Especially if you can get him for Mario and Hendo.

    @JeffFromTallahassee: Dudley/Johnson for either of the Hornets, Wright or Stuckey would be a start.

    @Will: Dudley, Hill or Sessions.

    @ringo: Very hesitantly.

  20. the Real KG says:

    This dude wants to rid himself of Tim Duncan real bad.
    Your thoughts on his value?
    He’s only hit 30 minutes once this year, and I haven’t been following Pop’s style to see if he’s just saving him for the latter part of the season.

    And if I traded Iguodala for LOL, would I have made a mistake?


  21. jim says:

    Screw all these stupid questions about what you would. Lets get a mass vote on who has the best team name in the commenter standings

  22. Jeremy says:

    Is starting kemba over elton brand tonight completely insane? kemba’s coming off a good game elton’s coming off an atrocious one, and I need 3’s assists steals and ft%, fg% is more of a reach but in sight as well, boards and blocks pretty much locked up, not winning pts

  23. Eng says:

    Sorry to keep doing this Adam, but it’s yet another Hibbert trade question after my Iggy attempt was rejected. Would you offer Hibb to get Ryan Anderson or try and restructure an offer for Iggy?

  24. Jeremy says:

    KYLE LOWRY IS FUCKING ME. no injury updates in the nba is endlessly frustrating…had to vent

  25. Jeremy says:

    update on an earlier trade offer. Was tyreke and javlele for rondo, now is tyreke and javele for rondo and scola. pull the trigger?

  26. Adam

    Adam says:

    @the Real KG: I think the Tim Duncan we’re seeing now is the Tim Duncan we’ll have for the rest of the season. What do you want me to say? Dude’s old. Also, no. I’d prefer Iggy. I think Iggy is the better fantasy option, but Luol may lead the league in minutes this season and that’s never a bad thing for your fantasy team.

    @jim: My money’s on “Teach Me How To Gortat.”

    @Jeremy: Before the game I would have said start Brand because he’s starting and getting more minutes and right now that’s a better indication of performance than anything else in this screwed up season. I would have been right to tell you that … but not by much.

    @Eng: Both Anderson and Hibbert will have their off and on nights where you’ll wish you owned whichever guy it is you don’t actually own. Anderson is a bigger part of whatever it is the Magic are trying to do offensively and he’s stepping up a bit more. Hibbert is just kind of … there. Trying. Doing his best. They’re close, but you can’t argue with Anderson’s results.

    @Jeremy: Tell him to leave the money on the nightstand.

    @Jeremy: Unless you need blocks, yeah. That one I’d do.

  27. Moses says:


    Was offered John Wall and Demarcus Cousins for my Blake Griffin and Tony Parker

  28. Adam

    Adam says:

    @Moses: How to put this delicately: EFF NO!

  29. Sarah Palin Rice says:

    10-team H2H 9-cat standard league, non-keeper

    Drop George Hill for Iman Shumpert?

  30. Tony says:

    finally drafted yesterday, thanks for all the offseason help adam, i posted my squad in the forums, Live auction, i think I did alright, coulda been worse!

  31. Mr Duck Fat says:

    Is it time to give up on Jordan Crawford?? I’d be picking up Danny Green or Byron Mullens.

  32. Adam

    Adam says:

    @Tony: Nice! I’ll have a better chance to look at it tomorrow. I’ll give you my thoughts over there.

    @Mr Duck Fat: Yeah, I don’t like his game at all. Go with Mullens.

  33. Jeremy says:

    Would you rather add Amir Johnson or Byron mullens? Drop kemba or jameer? Need a center otherwise wouldn’t swap either

  34. George Costanza says:

    Adam! My current roster is:

    PG: Rubio
    PG/SG: Lou Williams
    PG/SG: Jamal Crawford
    PG/SG: Tyreke Evans
    SG: Harden
    SF: Lebron
    SF/PF: Josh Smith
    SF/PF: Galinari
    PF: Humphries
    PF: Ryan Anderson
    PF/C: Speights
    C: McGee
    C: Chandler

    Of Ginobili, Lopez, Randolph, and Baron, who would you add to this squad? I’m leaning towards Baron but I think adding him would be riskier — or as risky as dropping Speights can be — than adding one of the other three. Thoughts?

  35. this is dog says:

    Adam, in a shallow 10 man nonkeeper league, do you think I should continue to stash Gino? My team has held up so far and I sit atop the standings, though it’s still early on. Some guys on waivers: Stack Jack, Jamal Crawford, Camby, LO, etc. Is Gino worth keeping in such a shallow league? Thanks!

  36. Adam

    Adam says:

    @Jeremy: Ride the hot hands, drop the cold ones (Mullens for Nelson).

    @George Costanza: Which Lopez? Robin, Brook or Mario?

    @this is dog: If you’re holding up with him still rostered, I’d keep him. He’s better than any of the FAs you named and he doesn’t seem to be hurting you in the standings.

  37. Jeremy says:

    boy do i regret not making that decision last night, already snatched by the time I went t do it today. Center pool is thin! had to settle for jason maxiel…

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