Razzup people?! It’s a glorious time of year! Postseason baseball, football in full swing, and best of all, the NBA regular season is about to begin! Less than two weeks!  This will probably be my last post before the regular season starts, so pretty exciting stuff!  Just a public service announcement to start out, I’ll be writing the weekly waiver wire column that will be released every Thursday afternoon during the regular season.  So before that starts, I’d like to get everyone’s input on a few things:  First, does anyone have a suggestion for the name of the series? I really want to stay away from the standard “waiver wired” theme that seems to be really prevalent in fantasy circles.  It does have to have either wire or waiver somewhere in the title though.  So let me know in the comments if you have any ideas!

The second order of business is the format.  Is it more helpful to sort waiver pickups by overall value? Or sort them by overall value at their position? Also, I’d like to answer trade question on the article comments, and possibly feature at least a couple interesting trades, from the past weeks comments section, at the end of every article.  Would you guys be interested in that?

So let me know what you all think about those questions, and I’m definitely open for input on what you’d like to see!

Preseason Thoughts 

It’s extremely important not to judge player roles based on preseason.  Player minutes totals are rarely topping 30 minutes, and coaches are still experimenting with rotations.  It is possible to see how some of the rookie skillsets translate into the league, and it’s cool to see guys like Anthony Davis working on threes.  Outside of that though, there isn’t too much to learn yet.  That being said, here are a few guys that may be ready to outperform their expectations or have a bounce-back year.

Jeremy Lin

The legend of 2012 looks to have gotten his groove back with this Hornets team.  With the injury to MKG, it appears as if the Hornets are willing to play Lin and Kemba Walker side by side.  This automatically gives a boost to his value, and should give him solid offensive mismatches against shooting guards.  The main thing that seems to be restored is his confidence.  Granted, this could partially be from playing in China, but he definitely looks a lot more like the Linsanity of old, than the disappointment of the past few seasons.  I’m not saying to draft him expecting his Linsane stats, but with the shortage of PG stats this year, I think he could be a big difference maker in the early-late rounds.

Stanley Johnson

This kid is the real deal.  I’ve loved him for a while, but with his dominating preseason, it’s hard to see how the Pistons could afford to not give him major run.  His skillset is extremely impressive, and there’s no telling what his ceiling is.  Unfortunately, for this year, he’s probably the biggest boom or bust player available.  Where you draft him just depends on how ballsy you are.

Rashad Vaughn

Rashad has definitely been a surprise this preseason.  However, it’s hard to get behind the hype when all he offers is scoring.  The peripheral stats are just non-existent at the moment. He probably is a late round draft pick or waiver target if you need some scoring or trey shooting, but I have a feeling someone else is going to pay more to buy into the hype. It’s also important to remember that the defense is much softer in preseason.

Justin Anderson

The summer league hype candidate of the year looks to be nearing bust status.  He just doesn’t look good against NBA competition, and John Jenkins seems to be taking a grip on the role that Anderson would have had.  Jenkins is hard to recommend, but if you need 3s and a little scoring, Jenkins could be helpful.

 

That wraps it up for me today! Feel free to post any trades or drafts you want an opinion on.  See you in the season!

  1. CTMN says:
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    Waiver saviors maybe? Lol

  2. CTMN says:
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    I think featuring a couple trades from the comments in every article would interest most people.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @CTMN: Ok, thanks for the input! Probably like that name best so far, but we’ll see what happens lol.

  3. Clyde Prompto says:
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    How about Waivering Confidence? I like the idea of grouping the pickups in terms of the categories they’re most impactful in. Analyzing a couple of reader submitted trades sounds great. Looking forward to the posts!

    • miles proudfoot says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: I also like the idea of organizing by category.

      The Perfect Waive. The Wizards of Waiverly Place. Ugh, I’ll keep thinking.

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @miles proudfoot: “Wizards of Waiverly Place” got a legit LOL outta me.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: I really like the category idea! Definitely will try that to start out, and we’ll see how everyone likes it.

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @Adam: The name is tough. You could call it “HARD WIRED” and use an 80’s action movie theme. Streamers are just “henchmen,” pickup of the week is “drug lord.” The guy who seems like a good pickup but really isn’t can be “dirty cop.” I should point out that I may have just smoked and watched “Out for Justice.”

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @Clyde Prompto: Lmao! I’m seriously considering that!

          • Clyde Prompto says:
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            @Adam: YES!

            • miles proudfoot says:
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              @Clyde Prompto: if you advise streaming someone like Paul Pierce, is it “I’m too old for this shit”

              • Clyde Prompto says:
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                @miles proudfoot: Hahaha yes, old players are totally “Murtaugh’s.”

                • Adam

                  Adam says:
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                  @Clyde Prompto: hahaha, you guys are gettin before my time though!

                  • Matt says:
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                    @Adam: Get to the Choppa means don’t hesitate on picking this guy up. If he’s out there run and go get him. DO IT NOW!

  4. kai says:
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    advice needed!
    my four keepers are harden, ibaka, teague, walker
    in the 1st round, would you go big (available: deandre, favors, jones, brook lopez), stretch (gallo, harris), or shore up PG stats (payton, rubio, jackson)? (i have no 2nd round pick, so won’t pick again until the 3rd)
    note that ft% is pretty important w this one

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @kai: What are the scoring settings and league size? The big standout guys in my opinion would be Favors, Payton, Jackson, and Jones in that order.

      With Harden, Teague, and Walker, you basically have 3 PGs already, but with the lack of depth there, it can’t hurt to have another.

      I really need more league details to be more helpful though…

      • kai says:
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        @Adam:
        my b:
        9 cat 10 team 18 roster size

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @kai: Hmmm ok, so it’s basically at about 16 team depth..

          Out of those guys, I’d definitely do all you can to get Favors. He seems to be very underrated this year, and his overall big man stats are great. Plus he doesn’t hurt you at the line.

          With an Ibaka, Favors Combo, and the stats from your guards, you have a really well rounded start. I really don’t see any weaknesses. You can pretty much build from there however you like, as long as you don’t get any major FT or TO drains.

          • kai says:
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            @Adam: thanks! yeah, favors ft% is a bit lower than i’d like, but he is rather well rounded and can i think up the scoring a bit from years past.
            yeah, that’s the goal – just get another well rounded guy in this one, and fill out with upside, waiver wire, etc. where i’m starting now could be pretty weak on FG%, but i think that could be relatively covered by grabbing a couple of gortat, joval, duncan, turner, gordon, dieng, etc in the mid to late rounds. i also have somewhat toyed with just saying eff it and grabbing all the stretch bigs – gallo, anderson, keiff, etc. we’ll see.

            • Adam

              Adam says:
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              @kai: Well Favors definitely helps the FG% and his FT won’t hurt much. Plus you have major FT% boosts with all your guards and even Ibaka. Ibaka probably will be shooting more 3s this year, so he won’t be a huge boost. Like you said, you can easily pick it up later though.

              I’m not a fan of punting, you have plenty of options to be competitive there, so I’d stay with it. The goal is total domination! lol

  5. Sick em Fritz says:
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    1. Don’t just pick players for immediate value, call them out for ROS value. Per 36 numbers are good.

    2. One section each for pg, sg, sf, pf and c with at least a few pickups in each.

    3. Ugh, a name… hmmm… “surfin’ waives”? Gah that’s horrible, I got nothin.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Sick em Fritz: Haha, the name is a tough one. If there’s not a great one that comes up, I’ll probably feature the best one on the first article, and then come up with player puns for the rest lol. We’ll see!

      • Adam

        Adam says:
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        @Adam: What do you think of the idea above about sorting them by categories they support?

        I might just do two sections, one for hot players that are good for now with potential for later, and one for more of a long term buy (deeper leagues basically).

        • A Hill O' Beans says:
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          @Adam: I’m for the splitting them up by categories too. I think that makes it the most helpful.

  6. Lawson says:
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    The Waivers Way

  7. Lawson says:
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    Dion Waivers

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Lawson: Haha, I like that one! I really want to stay away from player names though, because everyone will assume that that player is in the article. I’ll keep that one in mind if he ever sneaks in though. Kinda think he’ll be drafted too much to make it though.

  8. Blint says:
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    lame but I heard this Wham song after a while

    “pick me up before you go go”

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Blint: Haha not bad! Forgot about using “pick up” as the operative word there.

  9. I'm Harden for your love says:
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    Having a section on players to stream because of favorable match ups or due to starter being injured would be great. The category idea I think will be super useful!

    How about “The Unemployed” – Wires for Hire

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @I’m Harden for your love: Ok thanks! That’s definitely a good idea. It fits in with the short term adds and long term add sections.

      Not bad! I could do a different title each week, but keep the “wires for hire” part.

  10. SB says:
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    Any comments will be appreciated 🙂

    10 Team H2h – One Win
    9-cat league: FG%,FT%,3PTM, PTS, REB, AST, ST, BLK, TO

    PG – Lowry, Lawson, Collison, MCW
    PG,SG – Lou Williams
    SG,SF – Harden, Batum
    SF,PF – Draymond Green, T.Harris,
    PF,C – Favors, M. Leonard
    C – M.Gasol, Valancuinas

    • Adam

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      @SB: Looks fairly solid, you definitely will be great in boards. It’s hard to tell if you have a weakness, just because all the players are multi-cat guys. I feel like there has to be something better than Lou Williams on the wire, just because of the league size though. It also wouldn’t be a bad idea to move MCW for a good shooter. His TO’s and percentages are killer, and you have plenty of assists with your other PGs and Harden and Dray.

      Very solid overall though. Love the Favors and Leonard picks.

      • SB says:
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        @Adam:
        Thanks Adam! Lou Williams was my last pick. I grabbed him since I was thinking I was lacking steals and 3pts. He’s the first one to go if there would be hot FA in waiver wire.

        Will definitely look for a trade partner for MCW for a shooter.

      • SB says:
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        @Adam:
        Wes Mathews is on the waiver wire. SHould I pick him and release Lou Williams? I’m just thinking that Mathews will still be cleared to play on Dec/Jan.

        • Jeff says:
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          @SB:
          no brainer,drop Lou Williams and add Matthews ASAP

          Run,don’t walk

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @SB: What Jeff said. Wes is supposed to start the year, or at least shortly after. Now run!!

  11. Dorian S. says:
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    Heya Adam! Thanks for the read. As for a title, I think you could probably go with “The Rolling Waives”, since you always gotta be careful to ride them for good players and if you aren’t, you end up getting swept away.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Dorian S.: Hey! That’s actually one I was considering myself. I didn’t really think about the philosophical side though lol.

  12. Newman says:
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    I would like to know how much you would spend (or what % of your free agent $) on the free agents. Both of my leagues use Free Agent Auction bidding.

    Razz Wired!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Newman: Hmmm I get where you’re coming from, but I think that depends a lot on your team, league settings, etc.. I think that would probably be better left to answering in the comments. I’ll look into it though!

      hmm not bad!

  13. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Adam, I’m gonna throw this out there and then back away slowly.

    The Waiving Dead…………

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: haha, it almost works, but it feels just off enough to bother me lol.

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @Adam: Can’t you just picture the zombies standing accross the street waving at you, ha-ha.

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @A Hill O’ Beans: Hahaha, could just call it “the waving dead” and forget about basketball!

  14. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Alright Adam, I’ll give you four more using four different relevant words. That’s all I got for you though.

    Wire These Guys On The Wire
    I’ll Be Your Waiver This Evening
    The Free Agents Agent
    Absolutely FAABulous

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: love those! Especially the first one lol

    • Clyde Prompto says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: You have a gift for titles, my friend.

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @Adam: @Clyde Prompto: Thank you, thank you. I do what I can. If I’m allowed to vote on my own names I’m gonna throw my vote out there for the “Wire These Guys On The Wire” one too, ha-ha.

        • Chris says:
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          @A Hill O’ Beans: wire these guys on the wire is easily the best from all the comments.

  15. Bugsy Mogues says:
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    Not drowning, waiving.

  16. John V says:
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    NEVER WAIVER…Have no FEAR !!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @John V: Haha, but we want to waiver!

  17. Dorian S. says:
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    Oh I know!

    We’re the Princes of the Waiver-se!

  18. Jeff says:
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    collison—very impressive in pre-season,should have around 25 mins per game

    otto porter—should have many open 3s from wall,maybe 13/14 version ariza

    O’Quinn—will he be next tyson chandler?

    • Adam

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      @Jeff: I agree, I think everyone kind of expected Collison to be the best PG in Sac-Town.

      I doubt Otto does quite that well, plus he will be pushed a bit by Oubre I believe.

      The skillset is there for O’Quinn, but we really have to wait and see how the rotations pan out. Personally, I think he’s going to edge out Porzingis this year, and get good minutes between the 4 and 5, but I don’t have conclusive enough proof to write about that lol.

      Great points!

  19. Jim says:
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    WiRe U on Waivers?

    Good for SEO to get both ‘waivers’ and ‘wire’ in there somehow!

  20. Draco21 says:
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    16 teams, 9 cat H2H, Playoff – Week 21-23
    How does my team look?

    PG – CP3, Collison, Mills, Lin (SG)

    SG – Danny Green (SF), Covington (SF)

    SF – JR Smith (SG), Gerald Green (SG), Bennett (PF)

    PF – P.Gasol (C), Noel (C), Dieng (C)

    C – Towns

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Draco21: Looks really solid cat. wise, I think you could probably find a better contributor than Bennett off the wire, even with that depth though. Aside from that, great draft!

      • Raphael Rapi says:
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        @Adam:

        Not a believer of Bennett? Scola and PatPat two people in front of him.

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @Raphael Rapi: I like Bennett a lot actually, there’s just no reason to think he’ll be a major contributor this year. He has a fantasy friendly skillset for the future, but so far, he’s never gotten over 16 minutes a game. That stretch wasn’t even for a full season, and even then he got gassed quickly. There’s just no reason to think he’ll be able to handle a full season of big minutes yet. Toronto looks like it’s going to have a timeshare that kills the value of all 3.

          On the plus side for Bennett, he is possibly the best defender of the group, but not by much. Depends who’s on your wire, but in a 16 teamer, there should be a few options.

  21. stumlu says:
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    Hi guys
    What u think of my team?
    11 team, 8 cat, Roto

    Bledsoe, Oladipo, Evans, Clarckson
    Redick, Joe Johnson
    Davis, Dirk, Aaron Gordon,
    Horford, Gortat, Noah, Chandler

    Tnx!

    • Adam

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      @stumlu: Love the Gordon and Clarkson picks. If you can get anything out of Dirk or Joe Johnson, I would. I highly doubt Dirk is going to contribute a whole lot this season. Definitely should be able to contend with the solid mix of bigs and guards you have though.

      Nice job!

  22. eric says:
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    razzup razzballers!! moew power to you guys. im on a 9cat h2h 18 team jsut drafted last night

    Round Pick Player Position
    1. (4) James Harden SG,SF
    2. (33) Eric Bledsoe PG,SG
    3. (40) Jeff Teague PG
    4. (69) Danilo Gallinari SF
    5. (76) Terrence Jones SF,PF
    6. (105) Aaron Gordon PF
    7. (112) Alec Burks PG,SG
    8. (141) Zaza Pachulia C
    9. (148) Zach LaVine PG
    10. (177) Kris Humphries PF,C
    11. (184) Jerian Grant PG
    12. (213) Clint Capela PF,C

    someone placed drumond on the trading block and hes looking for pg im wondering if i could offer teague? WOndering if it will be a good idea guys? Thanks in advance. MOre power to your website!!

    • Adam

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      @eric: I like Drummond, but I’d hold. Your first 3 picks are assist guys, and outside of that, there aren’t many assists. Tough to rely on Jerian. Plus, Drummond and Gordon combined, would negate a big point in having Harden.

      Love the team for an 18 teamer man!

      • eric says:
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        @Adam: Thanks adam for the great output. can i ask one more question? at the time i drafted lavine collison was still available. Did i made the right decision lavine over collision? Thinking lavine has more higher upside than collison.

        • Adam

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          @eric: It’s fairly close, but I’d probably go Collison there, unless it’s a dynasty league. Lavine should be better than his rookie year, but still high TOs, and Collison is still the best PG in Sac-Town.

          They’re really close though, so you kind of just have to draft the guy you like best there.

  23. Yager says:
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    “Pick-up Lines,” then include some trades from comments, as well as filthy (hilarious) pick up lines, that your devoted readers have attempted in courting. Ha

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Yager: Love it! I’m kinda leaning towards your idea now lol.

      • Yager says:
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        @Adam: Haha. Thought it would lead to some interesting reads! Keep on keepin on homie.

        Just did my draft yesterday. I have always just played football and baseball, it is my first year in basketball. I would just like a quick opinion on this draft.

        1(7) Lebron
        2(26) Millsap
        3(39) R. Jackson
        4(58) Wiggins
        5(71) Duncan
        6(90) T Jones
        7(103) M Turner
        8(122) A Johnson
        9(135) K Martin
        10(154) J Lamb
        11(167) J Crawford
        12(186) R Vaugn

        It is a 16 team 6 cat (pts, 3pts, reb, ast, stls, blks) Just want to know if there are any holes to fill?

        • Adam

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          @Yager: @Yager: Solid draft! You do look a little short in the 3 ball and assist areas, the 3s kind of depends on how Martin holds up though, or if he gets traded (which is likely). I’d probably look to acquire another PG that can assist well, while moving Amir, Duncan, and/or Martin. Duncan puts up great stats, but his playing time is very questionable.

          In this format, I’d heavily target Mudiay, since his bad TO’s and FG% won’t count against you. Another target would be DeAngelo Russell for the same reason.

          Wiggins, Jones, and Turner are all major steals though, so nice job!

          • Yager says:
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            @Adam: The owner who has Mudiay really wanted Crawford. I sent over a trade; Crawford and Amir for Mudiay. Is that even close? Not incredibly familiar with trades in basketball.

            • Adam

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              @Yager: Personally, I wouldn’t do that if I were him, but it depends. In fantasy everyone’s values are different, and nobody is really wrong til after the season ends. I’d definitely say that’s a good ballpark offer, especially since he likes Crawford.

              Let me know if you need an opinion if he counters!

              • Yager says:
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                @Adam: He came back with this text, “gonna cost cuz I believe he’s gonna get 16pts 5 rbs 6 asts and a 3 and at least a stl a night.” That would be like second or third round value? He may be way too high on him to do anything.

                • Adam

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                  @Yager: Well he’s way too high on the boards, but I’d say 5th -6th round is a lot fairer in your format. Still a solid amount of risk with a rookie. I’d say the Isaiah Thomas range is fairly close. What’s his team look like?

                  • Yager says:
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                    @Adam: At guard besides Mudiay, he has Kemba, Kobe, Middleton, @Adam: Besides Mudiay at guard he has Kemba, Kobe, Middleton, Wilson Chandler and is waiting on Jennings. Center he has Lopez and Gobert.

                    • Yager says:
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                      @Yager: Robin Lopez, and we play two centers.

                    • Adam

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                      @Yager: hmmm, sounds like he bet a lot of his PG hopes on Mudiay… His hot run this preseason really isn’t helping keep his price realistic either lol. Maybe just go after DeAngelo instead.

                    • Yager says:
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                      @Yager: phone got a little weird on me there!

                    • Yager says:
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                      @Yager: Thanks for all the help!

                    • Adam

                      Adam says:
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                      @Yager: No problem man, happy to help! Feel free to let me know if you need anything else!

      • Yager says:
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        @Adam: Also thought is was a nice pun on lines=article… Hope you choose it, would be an honor!

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @Yager: Haha, thanks! I may rotate some of the best suggestions I’ve gotten for the first few weeks, and then settle into a standard one. Kinda up in the air right now lol. Definitely love this idea though.

  24. TheJohn says:
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    Hey guys! this is my first time posting and also first year playing… just went on a 10 man auction ROTO draft… was a nightmare when my internet wasn’t stable and miss out first 15 man bid… panic out and over bid james and whiteside and got stuck wid the rest…

    any recommendation of which player i should trade off… i know am lacking hard in “guards”

    what stat should i focus on?

    1. Emmanuel Mundiay
    2. Dwayne Wade
    3. Ricky Rubio
    4. Lebron James
    5. Serge Ibaka
    6. Pau Gasol
    7. Hassan Whiteside
    8. Dirk Nowitzski
    9. Rudy Gay
    10. J Okafor
    11. Tony Parker
    12. Wilson Chandler
    13. Jae Crowder

    thanks load!

    • TheJohn says:
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      @TheJohn: should i go for danny collision or marcus smart for lets say jae crowder?

      one of the few free agent around..

    • Adam

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      @TheJohn: Seems like the biggest lack of stats is in the 3 pointer area. You actually have a lot of value here. Personally, I’d drop Crowder for Darren Collison, and then try to trade Parker and Dirk to acquire a 3 pt shooter. It’s a solid team though man, you should be fine.

      • TheJohn says:
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        @Adam: any 3 pointer sleeper recommend? I got dirk for 4… Wasnt aimin but got lucky so stickin him there atm

        Thanks load adam! Hope u hav a great season also!

        • Adam

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          @TheJohn: At PF, Ryan Anderson should be a top 5 trey guy if he can stay healthy at all. I’d look to make a move for him. Also, Belinelli looks like he’s going to get a lot of run. A little more risky would be Stauskas, but there’s nobody competing for minutes with him on the Sixers, so he should be a solid cheap bet as well.

          No problem man! Happy to help!

          • TheJohn says:
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            @Adam: thanks adam

            those three name are quite new for me… i went to look for their stat and wasn’t too impress.. i guess its something to do with some change making them better this season…

            if i was you who should i take/remove for?

            • Adam

              Adam says:
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              Hmmm, I’m kind of curious to know who the top guys are on your waiver wire? I was thinking a bit deeper of a league, but in a 10 team there should be a lot of options. How many categories does your league count?

              • TheJohn says:
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                @Adam: were doing 9 cat… Going rank wise

                There is aminu jack smart nurkic bradley and just abt anyone below them…. 120 rank onward

                My friend own anderson… U think i shud offer him a trade dirk for anderson?

                • Adam

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                  @TheJohn: Jack definitely needs to be owned, I’d take him over Parker by a solid margin.

                  I’d probably offer Okafor for Anderson actually… He doesn’t really block shots, and at least Dirk isn’t a FT% drain. You may be fine with just adding those two PGs though.

                  • TheJohn says:
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                    @Adam: thanks load!!! Wont bother u much more leys hope my 2 rookie can make me proud!!

                    • Adam

                      Adam says:
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                      @TheJohn: Haha, no bother man, I enjoy it! I’ll be here all season lol

  25. Drew says:
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    Hey Adam,

    Can’t wait for the season to start. Just played my first Preseason dfs hoops last night and placed just outside of cash. Playing a non-playing Rudy Gobert did me in.
    In a keeper league with no brainers of Harden, the Brow, and Draymond…. First pick, would you recommend a PG or a big? Do to be fooled, 12 team league. I built those keepers up over a few years of trades. Haha

    And how about…..
    Birds on a Wire

    Plenty of references, and this was before I noticed Larry on this page!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Drew: Haha yeah, preseason is too risky man. I made a lot of money in DFS last year, just doing double-ups for every full slate in the first month or so. After that, everyone seems to catch on, and it’s much harder to make guaranteed cash. Dang, Nice keepers! You’re going to have to work hard to lose lol. I’d definitely go PG after that, there are a lot of bigs that are under-rated this year, and PG seems to be in high demand.

      Not sure how deep the other teams keepers go, but Bledsoe, Teague, and Reggie Jackson make nice early targets, with Clarkson being a site favorite later on. I’ve also noticed personally in my drafts that Favors and Terrence Jones are going way too low, so keep an eye on those guys. Should be a cake-walk season for you regardless though lol.

  26. scrotchs says:
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    In a 6 cat, no go’s or %’s, please rank the top tier pgs.

    Westbrook, Lillard, Wall and Paul.

    Thanks! Can’t wait for the year to start

    • Adam

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      @scrotchs: Westbrook, Lillard, Wall, Paul. Westy by a big margin with those stats though. I don’t trust CP3 to stay healthy at all.

      As for your other question, I’d definitely go Drummond. He’s a first round value if you take away his FT%. Look for Favors, and Turner Later to solidify blocks.

      Good luck on your season!

      • scrotchs says:
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        @Adam: thanks! I have favors, Bledsoe and Monroe as keepers. Thinking with a top pg/Drummond combo I should be in good shape.

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          Definitely should be! Love Bledsoe and Favors this year.

  27. scrotchs says:
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    Also same 6 cat format, trying to decide between ibaka and Drummond with my second round pick.

  28. Gonzo says:
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  29. Bud says:
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    I’m wired out!
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  30. booya says:
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    Drafted my 12 team H2H 9 cat team last night. Went with major stars and scrubs approach but unfortunately I missed a good portion of the draft. Here is what I came out with:
    PG Collison
    SG Clarkson
    G Lawson
    SF Durant
    PF Brow
    F Aaron Gordon
    C Leonard
    C Hibbert
    Util Stanley Johnson
    Util Ilyasova
    BN Rondo
    BN Julius Randle
    BN Rodney Hood

    What do you think my best strategy is from here with these guys? Which 5-6 categories do you think I should focus on and which should I punt if any? Any trades I need to seek out?

    Prozingis and Tony Parker went undrafted…should I drop Hood and someone for those two?

    Appreciate any input!

    • Adam

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      @booya: I’m going to assume this is an auction league?

      Everything looks pretty good, besides assists. I guess I’d drop Hood for Parker, since he’s available. You really don’t have many trade options right now, unless you deal one of your big guns. Love the other values you got though, Randle, Stanley, Ersan, Clarkson, Gordon, and Leonard are all great sleepers.

      Solid draft! I’m not a huge fan of the strategy, but it looks like you got enough upside to make up for it, so hopefully it works! Worst case you can always trade one.

      • Adam

        Adam says:
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        @Adam: I don’t think Porzingis is quite worth adding yet, and you really shouldn’t need to punt. I believe in dominating every stat lol.

        • booya says:
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          @Adam: Thanks Adam!

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