Gentleman and Gentleman!! (Who knows, maybe we do have a couple ladies out there!)  It’s a glorious day to find some waiver bargains! We had our first full slate of the year last night, and the season is full of promise.   The beautiful thing is, all of the awesome pickups that win championships are still out there for us to find.  My mission this season, is to help you to be the first one to get them.  Unless you happen to be in a league with me…. Then the goal is for you to be the second one to know about them!

Thanks to “A Hill O’ Beans” for the title this week!  I’ll be using a few more suggestions in the coming weeks, so yours still might make it!  For this series, I’m going to primarily stick with guys that are under 50% owned on Yahoo.  If you have questions about much deeper or shallower leagues, feel free to ask them in the comments section.  Basically the range is going to be from the competitive 10 teamer, to about 14 team.  12 team is going to be the primary focus though.

Also, there’s going to be a section at the end of each weekly article to feature a couple trades that are in the comments.  I’ll be happy to give an opinion on any trades you post, and I’ll do so right away, but this is more for the amusement of everyone else!  So possibly one or two solid trades, and I might throw in a rip-off, just so everyone can hate your guts and accuse you of being in a weak league.  We’ll see! But yeah, post those below and we’ll have fun with em!

Ok! It’s time to dive in to the first inaugural edition of the RazzWired series! (Thanks to Newman for that name suggestion!)

First of all, Aaron Gordon is only 58% owned.  This is a travesty.  If he isn’t owned in every single RCL, then those people have some major explaining to do! Regardless, if he’s on your wire, please grab him… I’m begging you!! (Unless you play in a 4 team league, that is.)

Trey Ballers:

  • Gerald Green -SG/SF- He shoots a lot of threes, and he’s going to be the primary option in the Miami second unit.  It would not surprise me at all if he ends up if he ends up winning sixth man of the year honors.  On top of his scoring, he also throws in a steal game.
  • Nick Young -SG/SF- After last year’s fiasco, he definitely has fallen off the radar a lot, but with Kobe back, and better teammates around him, he should be able to be slightly more efficient.  Plus, the Lakers are crazy thin at SF, so he should get the minutes to drop in a couple treys.
  • Nick Stauskas -SG- A lot higher risk and reward than the two above.  Stauskas is healthy to start the year and should have a clear path to plenty of minutes.  What he does with those minutes is up to him.  Definitely worth a flier, in the hopes that he can become a Korver-esque type player, on a Sixers team that is shooting handicapped.
  • Marco Belinelli -SG/SF- The former 3 point contest winner moved from being a role player on a stacked Spurs squad, to having a mystery role on a Sac-town team with no identity whatsoever.  Early preseason play indicated that he should have a solid role on the team, and close to 2 treys a game, with some big occasional outbursts, is about what I’m expecting.
  • CJ Miles -SG/SF- An infamous Thragnof play of yesteryear.  He’s not going to be consistent, but if you can catch him on a good night, you’ll be extremely pleased with the results.  PG-13 being back shouldn’t affect his role too much, but just make sure to stream with caution.  I will say that he won me a few DFS nights last year, and I’ll try to keep you informed if I see a great matchup coming his way.
  • Mario Henzonja -SG- Even in limited minutes, he should contribute solid 3 point numbers.  He clearly has the green light from range.

Glass Cleaners:

  • Tristan Thompson -PF/C – As a Cavs fan, I don’t like him, but there’s no denying that he has an amazing nose for the ball.  Even in the crowded Cavalier front-court, he should be able to make a solid positive impact on your board totals.  Plus, he doesn’t really hurt you anywhere else.
  • Steven Adams -C- another not so sexy pick, but he gets boards, plus he also has a positive influence in the blocking category as well.  Hate his FT%, but he doesn’t really shoot enough of them for it to matter.
  • Zaza Pachulia -C- I really hate myself for these picks, but boards in quantity just aren’t easy to come by off the wire.  Barring an injury of course.  Zaza should be effective, just because there’s nobody else.

Thieves and other Hoodlums:

  • Patrick Beverly -PG/SG- Not sure why he isn’t owned more.  Does anyone want to make a bet that Lawson will stay healthy this year?  Didn’t think so.  Either way, Beverly should have a role big enough to impact 3s and steals.
  • Rodney Hood -SG/SF- Starting for the Jazz.  He contributes in 3s, steals, and boards.  Grab him.  Nuff said.

Steals are a rough thing to project right now.  I suppose Brewer and Stephenson are guys to keep and eye on, depending how the rotations pan out.  Josh Smith could also end up having a big enough role to help with blocks and steals if you’re the kind of person that doesn’t mind having him on your team… We’ll see more help here once we have more games to go on.

The Rejectors:

  • Kristaps Porzingis -PF/C- and Myles Turner -C- Blocks, 3s, and boards from a big man.  Make sure they aren’t on your wire.
  • Kosta Koufos -C- and Willie Cauley-Stein -C- Not sure how this rotation will pan out, but both of them should get enough minutes to contribute in blocks and boards.  I’d probably give Kosta a slight edge right now, while Willie has more future upside.
  • Brandan Wright -PF/C- Not an immediate grab by any means, but he should get consistent minutes in Memphis this year.  An injury would give him great upside.
  • John Henson -PF/C- If he could just get a few more minutes, he’d be a must-own type of guy.  At the moment, he’s a fringe blocks-only option, but there is upside here.

Distributors: 

  • Dennis Schroder -PG- A very buzzy pickup after Tuesday night’s outburst.  His output is going to vary a lot, but he should be a lock for 4-5 assists, with random contributions in steals and 3s.  It’s not tough to imagine Atlanta playing Teague and Schroder together a lot, given the tumultuous situation at SG.
  • Evan Turner -SG/SF- Evan is a very strange wing player.  He did average 5.5 assists per game last year though, and that is fairly valuable.  I’m not a big fan of his percentages, but if you found yourself lacking assists after the big PG rushes, then he may be a great option for you.  Assists in bulk are just tough to find on the wire.

 

Hope you all enjoyed this edition of RazzWired!  Please comment some of the trades you’ve made so far, and I’ll feature a couple of them right here, each week!  Feel free to let me know which guys you think should’ve made the list, and who knows, maybe they will next week.  I’d also love to hear any comments or criticisms you have about this format.  There’s still a lot of speculation here, with only a game under our belt, so next week should start getting more definitive.

  1. Matt says:
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    What are your thoughts on Ish Smith? I’m in a 12 team H2H league and picked him up. I dropped Humphries for him (had a spot due to Covington on IR).

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Matt: Not a huge fan in a 12 teamer… I suppose he’s somewhat relevant with Reke out, but he’s just not very good lol. He wasn’t even able to earn consistent time with the Sixers, so unless you’re desperate right now, I’m sure there’s somebody out there with longer term upside. Are you targeting assists?

      • Matt says:
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        @Adam: You’re right Hood probably makes more sense. I’ll put the claim in for him.

  2. Eric says:
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    What are your thoughts on J Lin? Free agent in my 12 man points league

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Eric: Love him! Go grab him. He didn’t make it because he’s over 50% owned. I’m going to make a Must Own section for next weeks edition, for guys that are over 50%, but that are significantly under-owned.

  3. james says:
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    Does increased scoring from Cj MacCollum hurt Lillard, Do you still have Lillard over J Wall?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @james: I wouldn’t worry about that too much. There’s plenty of touches to go around on that Blazer team. I have the two about equal though. It just depends if you want more assists or points out of your top pick.

      It’s also way too early to judge that. If I remember correctly, Lillard started last year slow in the scoring column as well.

  4. Principal Blackman says:
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    I just traded the Manimal for Andrew Wiggins in my 13-team roto league (10 cats. — FGM & PTS, so high-volume scorers get a boost, 3pt%, No TOVs). My motivation was that I felt a little light in FGM & PTS coming out of the draft, but now I feel light on boards and blocks. We’ll see how the move pans out. Here is my current squad for some context.

    PG – C Paul
    SG – G Dragic
    G – E Payton
    SF – Wiggins
    PF – Millsap
    F – Draymond
    C – Meyers Leonard
    C – Ryan Anderson
    util – Emmanuel Mudiay
    util – Aaron Gordon
    BN – Kristaps Porzingis, Isaiah Canaan, Kosta Koufos, Pat Patterson, Joffrey Lauvergne (I just picked him up, yesterday I streamed Clint Capela)

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Principal Blackman: As a follow up, would you put in a claim for Tristan Thompson (I suppose I’d be dropping Prince Joffrey). He just got dropped by another owner in my league.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Principal Blackman: I like the Manimal for Wiggins move, there’s a bit of risk there, but your format really helps. I’d probably keep Joffrey over Thompson… If anything, I think Patterson would be a guy to have on the hot seat, but hold him for now.

      At this point in the season, I’d rather chase long-term upside, as opposed to the known specialists that will help towards the end of the season. Joffrey is just the more intriguing player. If there’s an injury to Mozgov I could see it, but yeah, I think I’d hold for now.

      Love your team though, I have about half those guys on my teams lol. Your leaguemates were sleeping to let you get a hold of CP3, Dray, and Millsap.

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @Adam: Thanks for the advice as well as the kind words. I’ll hold for now. I was a little shocked that I was able to get Draymond in the 3rd round (33rd overall!), but there he was.

  5. Mike says:
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    Would anyone drop Whiteside for Tristan Thompson. Someone in my league did and I picked up Whiteside on the waiver wire. I was fourth on the waiver wire in a 12 team league, don’t understand why he was dropped and why 3 guys passed on him.

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Mike: That sounds utterly ridiculous. Nice grab on your part. Maybe those three guys didn’t pass so much as you caught them sleeping?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Mike: Haha, “utterly ridiculous,” sums it up well. Nice job, I guess the other owners were sleeping or don’t buy the breakout at all, or just don’t know many names outside of Lebron and Kobe.

      Tristain does have a much bigger contract though… So there’s that….

  6. Lawson says:
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    Hi Adam,

    John Henson and Corey Brewer are in my team and I am not so sure of their future in it.
    Stauskas, Hezonja, Gary Harris, Canaan, Jerian Grant, Devin Booker, Galloway, Ginobili, Nick Young, Felton, Greivis Vasquez instead of Brewer? I have also Schröder whom I dont expect to have such success as first game.

    Instead of Henson (10 minutes for a guy that has just signed 44m/4 years? ) some not very sexy picks such as Mahinmi, Pachulia, Bjelica, Koufos, Humphries, Powell, Brandan Wright, Adams, Kaminsky (?).

    I dropped quite a lot of names but I just think there can be some interesting players down the road in this list and I want to make the right moves. Derrick Williams has just been picked up…

    Thanks a lot

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      @Lawson:
      Also as relevant information, the rest of my team on a 14 team league:
      Lillard, Bledsoe, Mudiay, Danny Green, Joe Johnson, TJones, Aaron Gordon, Myles Turner, Nurkic (Injured Roster Spot), Bosh, and Ibaka

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Lawson: Not to butt in, but I’d hold on to Henson; I think that contract and the potential upside means he gets minutes sooner rather than later. Not so sure about Brewer though; if you can afford to take the hit in your %s, Canaan will produce some nice counting stats.

    • Adam

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      @Lawson: With your team set up, I’d probably consider Harris over Brewer (that’s if you want the defensive stats). Stauskas is the better value, but you seem set in 3s.

      I agree with Principal though, Henson definitely has the most upside if you’re willing to wait him out. If you need blocks production now, then I’d probably go Koufos. I just find it hard to believe that they’d give him that contract to play him 10 minutes.

      • Draco21 says:
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        @Adam:

        To add though, the bucks got blown out. Henson i’m thinking projects to have 22-25 min per game. They have no one behind Monroe now. That is enough for Henson to have value in 12 teamers too. thinking 8 points 8 rebs 2 blks and low TOs.

  7. Baller says:
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    8-team 9-cat H2H league
    should i drop myles turner?

    players on the waiver include:
    -covington
    -ryan anderson
    -jabari
    -eric gordon
    -wilson chandler
    -aminu
    -JR smith
    -burks
    -jack
    -collison
    -KCP
    -aaron gordon
    -marcus morris

    also, should i try to trade away dragic? what would be a good trade in return for him?

    what do you think about this trade: giving away favors and faried for cousins and towns?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Baller: Yeah in an 8 team I’d drop him for Aaron Gordon or Ryan Anderson… Depends if you want 3s and scoring or defensive stats.

      Hold Dragic… Tough to find good assisting PGs this year.

      Hell yes! Towns looks extremely impressive, and Cousins is clearly the best player in the deal.

    • Matt says:
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      @Baller: I think Myles Turner isn’t worth hanging onto in an 8-team league. Covington would be great but he’s out 2-3 weeks. Do you have an IR spot to stash him in? Ryan Anderson would be a great add just you’ll lose the blocks we assume Turner will be able to get in the regular season. Also, I would do that trade in a heartbeat. Cousins is that good. He was good before he added the 3s to his repertoire. Do it before it gets cancelled. Towns might actually be an upgrade over the Manimal too – I see no reason to not do the trade.

      • Jason says:
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        @Matt:

        Thanks guys!
        So ill probably pick up ryan anderson since im a little in threes…but isn’t myles turner’s upside huge? Should I wait it out a bit or nah?

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @Jason: Love him, but 8 team is too shallow to hold him… I doubt he gets grabbed. Once he gets more consistent minutes, he’s worth a look.

          • Lawson says:
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            @Adam: So what you would expect from Gordon are defensive stats? I thought he was more of a well rounded kind of player

            • Adam

              Adam says:
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              @Lawson: The defensive stats we can count on. The offensive are going to be a bit streaky, but the potential is there for a fantasy monster, especially if he gets his 3 pt touch down.

              • Baller says:
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                @Adam:

                Hey..I need some quick help..
                I want to pick up someone with good blocks..should I grab hibbert or henson or someone else? I’ll drop them after the day and pick up someone else after so it doesn’t really matter but who would be the best for some good guaranteed blocks?

                • Adam

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                  @Baller: Hibbert, guaranteed minutes. He should get a couple.

                  • Baller says:
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                    @Adam:
                    Thanks! Even against demarcus?

  8. tp says:
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    Is there any reason whatsoever to roster Timofey Mozgov?

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @Matt: He’s just in that really boring category with Asik.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @tp: He’s owned in the REL 20 team dynasty league lol. I suppose he’s a solid option in 12ers for some blocks and boards, without killing percentages. I’d never own him though, just because I want all my players to have some upside. Probably better in Roto leagues than H2H.

      Just not a lot of big men that can block shots later on.

      • Ryan says:
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        @Adam: I have him in a deep 14er (he fell far), but I think he could be 12er worthy if healthy because he gets decent boards, a block, and doesn’t hurt your percentages at all. Really look at his numbers from last year and you’d find that he was just about a board and a basket away from putting up Gortat’s line.

        Do I think he is that good though? Hell no, but I’m holding for now.

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @Ryan: I agree, pretty sure I said that in the comment above lol. He’s solid in 12ers, just boring.

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @Adam: Hold on a minute there. I’m the one that owns him in the REL so no laughing! He was a $1 keeper though, so he’s got that going for him. I don’t think I’d ever own him in a 12er though, unless I was streaming him for a day or something.

        By the way, nice article title there. You’ve gotta be pretty clever there to come up with that.

        • Adam

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          @A Hill O’ Beans: He’s still a fringey 12er though. Asik and Koufos territory. I’d never touch him either though lol, so you can have fun with your dollar keeper!

          Thanks! Can’t take all the credit, but I will if nobody bothers to read the intro lol.

  9. I'm Harden for your love says:
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    I actually laughed when I read the title, good job!

    Im in a 10 team keeper league that’s in its final year so when you see my team I know its going to be hard to judge not seeing the other 9 teams but play do your best. Positions only count as GGG,FFF,C,UTL UTL UTL,BNC BNC

    I’m wondering if my team can support Aaron Gordon by dropping Darren Collison? Slim and JB said in the past that Gordons FT% could really bad and at a high volume… pre season was a fluke.

    Even though I have Batum, Parsons and Hayward… CP and Jackson are my only true point guards.

    What should I do???

    CP
    Hayward
    Batum
    A.Davis
    P.Gasol
    P.George
    G.Monroe
    T.Jones
    R.Jackson
    C.Parsons
    R.Gay
    D.Collison

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @I’m Harden for your love: Haha thanks! I can’t take credit, I just crowd-sourced the title!

      I hate to say it, but I’d hold Collison… If it weren’t the last year of your keeper, then I’d say to grab him, but your team looks a lot more solid without him. You really shouldn’t have a hard time winning this year, with that roster. Gordon needs to be owned in this league, just not by you lol. Everyone on your team is top 100!

      • I'm Harden for your love says:
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        @Adam:
        fair enough.. but what do you think his FT% impact is going to be like, I have one 12 team standard 9 cat where I have 6 pgs and could use some big man stats. You think I could trade any of these guys for Gordon.

        BLEDSOE
        RUBIO
        G.HILL
        CLACKSON
        J.JACK
        T.EVANS

        • Adam

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          @I’m Harden for your love: I’d deal Reke for him if the other owner is willing to take him with the current injury. He’s out 6-8 weeks… Probably Jack would be the fairest, if you need the defensive stats.

          I wouldn’t worry about the FT impact. He made 4/6 his first game, and I think that’s going to be right around where he sits. If the number of attempts goes up, that just tells me he’s being aggressive, and that’s great news. Even 10 freethrows at 65%ish shouldn’t hurt too bad.

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @I’m Harden for your love: @Adam: That’s okay Adam, I’ve got no such problem taking the credit, ha-ha. So thanks.

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @A Hill O’ Beans: Hey! I gave you a shout in the second paragraph lol.

          • A Hill O' Beans says:
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            @Adam: Hey, I read the intro and saw that. I’m not sure if anyone else did though. You may have to bold that part, ha-ha.

            • Adam

              Adam says:
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              @A Hill O’ Beans: Geez, I should’ve picked a title from a non diva lol.

  10. microwave donut says:
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    I’m loving Jerian Grant as a pickup in deeper leagues.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @microwave donut: He’s definitely intriguing, but I’d like to see his role in a non blowout first lol. Definitely worth a look in 14+ though.

  11. Andy says:
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    10 team league, the best names available are: Dieng, Robin Lopez, Rodney Hood, Joakim Noah, Al Aminu, Joe & Stanley Johnson, Roy Hibbert, Andrew Bogut, Caldwell Pope, Mahinmi, Dennis Shroeder.

    My bottom of the roster is: Emmanuel Mudiay, Alec Burks, Otto Porter.

    Should I drop anyone?

    • Adam

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      @Andy: Depends what stats you need. Value wise, they’re all in a similar range. Mudiay and Burks are definite holds, Porter depends on what you need.

  12. Burningbridgea247 says:
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    What are your thoughts on dropping Zach LaVine and picking up P. Beverley? I continue to be underwhelmed by LaVine, and I inherited him when I joined the league. Is it too soon to cut bait on him?

    • Adam

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      @Burningbridgea247: That’s very close… Beverly give a slight edge in 3s and steals, but LaVine has more upside. Both play behind fairly fragile PGs as well, and it looks like the minutes will settle around 20 for both. I’d probably hang on to LaVine… I’m not a huge fan, but the upside is just so much better than Beverly… I don’t think there is a wrong decision there though.

      • Burningbridges247 says:
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        @Adam: I’ll hold them. Thank you!

  13. Shawn says:
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    Hey guys
    I really need some assists so I’m thinking about offering d.green for Payton? Baddd call? Or should I go for it?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Shawn: I’m assuming this is Danny Green and not Draymond? If it’s Danny, then yeah, try that!

  14. HIIII says:
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    With the news that WCS is starting tomorrow against the Lakers, would you recommend streaming him or still Koufos?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @HIIII: It’s going to vary a lot with matchups though. If you’re going for blocks, I’d stream WCS, for boards and a little less shot blocking potential, go Koufos. It really is a night to night tossup though. If I had to choose a streamer, value wise, I’d give the edge to whoever is starting.

      Just be warned though, if WCS starts out looking bad, then he’s likely going to sit down.

      • HIIII says:
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        @Adam: Hmm makes sense.. I already picked up Koufos before the news, I guess I’ll just stick it out…then again it’s against the Lakers… haha tough choice

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @HIIII: Yeah, I’d just hold then.. Wish I could help more! I would say Koufos is the safer bet though.

          • HIIII says:
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            @Adam: Not at all, it’s great to have a second voice haha

  15. Tyler says:
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    Thoughts on Raul Neto or Fournier for 14er?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Tyler: Definitely not a fan of Neto, and Gordon should slowly edge Fournier out… I’d assume there are better options in a 14 teamer, unless the rosters are really deep.

      • Tyler says:
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        @Adam:
        Yeah deep rosters we have 5 bench.

        TJ Mcconnell
        Will Barton
        Winslow
        E.Moore
        A.Brooks
        S.Vujacic
        Patty Mills

        • Adam

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          @Tyler: Depends what stat you’re targetting, I’d probably go with Moore though. Lot of upside there if Rose goes down (when), and he has a decent role now. Sasha is a nice add for 3s while Afflalo is out as well.

  16. John Axe says:
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    Drop Avery Bradley for Marcus Smart or Rajon Rondo?

    MY TEAM: 10 Team H2H League 9 Standard Categories (Daily Lineup)
    PG- Mike Conley, Emmanuel Mudiay, Jeremy Lin
    SG- Avery Bradley, J.R. Smith
    SF- Kevin Durant, Tyreke Evans
    PF- Anthony Davis, Aaron Gordon, Kristaps Porzingis
    C- DeAndre Jordan, Joakim Noah, Myles Turner

    • Adam

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      @John Axe: Smart, I assume you’re chasing defensive stats? I don’t know if I’d do that though, because you need all the 3s you can get.

  17. kb24 says:
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    What do you think about my team?

    12 Team H2H Standard Yahoo 9-Cat

    (9) Damian Lillard
    (16) Serge Ibaka
    (33) Pau Gasol
    (40) Rudy Gay
    (57) Monta Ellis
    (64) Dwyane Wade
    (81) Robert Covington
    (88) Terrence Jones
    (105) Joe Johnson
    (112) Stanley Johnson
    (129) Marcus Smart
    (136) Aaron Gordon
    (153) Jusuf Nurkic

    • Adam

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      @kb24: Looks solid overall, just have to hope Wade and Gasol can stay healthy. Crazy good value on Gordon at 136… That’s just not fair lol.

  18. Newman says:
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    Think Marcus Morris can keep puttin up #’s?
    Drop Tucker or Olynyk for him?

    • Adam

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      @Newman: He looks like a pretty major piece. Probably worth dropping Olynyk to find out. I’d give Tucker a little more time to figure it out. He’ll get the minutes because of his defensive prowess.

    • Adam

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      @Newman: Thanks for the name suggestion brotha! I gave you a shoutout in the 4th paragraph if you saw.

      • Newman says:
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        Awesome! Love the name. Happy to help.
        Figured I would show you my main league team while we are here: (12 tm H2H 8 cat – no roster requirements)
        Westbrook
        Bledsoe
        Horford
        Bosh
        Towns
        Gortat
        Danny G
        Middleton
        Mirotic
        Ry Anderson
        Tucker
        Mozgov
        Henson
        Olynyk

        • Adam

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          @Newman: Not a huge fan of Mozgov and Olynyk, but the rest of the team is gorgeous lol. You should have no problem winning with this group. Miro, Anderson, and Gortat were major steals. Plus, I’m a huge Westy supporter this year. In that offense, he should be an MVP candidate. I think he’s going to come in ahead of KD in the voting. Love it!

          Actually, I would look to trade for a third assisting PG, but that shouldn’t be a problem with all the value you have. Westy is amazing in that category, but Bledsoe is meh. I’d try for Payton.

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @Newman: Or possibly Dragic… He seems to be flying under the radar this season.

          • Newman says:
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            Thanks, much appreciated.
            I actually traded up from 8 to 5 to get westbrook (wanted cousins at 8, but he went at 6).

            • Adam

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              @Newman: Cousins is an 8 cat monster as well, but I’d rather have the PG first round. A lot of great bigs in rounds 3-6

  19. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Hey Adam,

    My second draft did not go as planned (auction)…

    I normally leave 2 guys on my bench that are disposable so I can stream without fretting over who to drop. Are any of these guys droppable in your opinion? I have a feeling that if I dropped anyone on my team, they would immediately be picked up. I drafted way too many high upside guys rather than a sure thing. 12 team, 15 roster spots —

    Lillard
    Butler
    Wiggins
    T Jones
    A Gordon
    Mirotic
    Chandler
    R Lopez
    Gay
    Burks
    Clarkson
    Turner
    Collison
    K Martin
    O Porter

    • Adam

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      @Bryce Krispie Treats: So is that Myles Turner? and Tyson Chandler? I really like this team actually. Lot of upside, and Lillard + Butler on the front end is just beautiful. You may be a touch shy in assists, but you easily have the assets to trade for some if you need to.

      I don’t really see anyone droppable, but I also don’t see why you need to stream with this team. Looks pretty good man!

      • Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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        @Adam: Yes, thats Myles Turner and Tyson Chandler. Im happier now than I was after the draft. I dont know why, but rounds 1-9 guys went for waaaay too much. The Yahoo projected auction values were way off compared to what they went for.

        Now, my other problem… WHO DO I LEAVE ON THE BENCH NOW?!? haha. My first world problems are pathetic.

        • Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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          @Bryce Krispie Treats: Who are the first 2 guys that you drop on my team for a hot waiver add?

        • Adam

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          @Bryce Krispie Treats: haha, yeah Yahoo’s projections for everything are crazy bad. Thankfully, there are usually only a couple full slates a week, so most of the time nobody will be benched.

          I wouldn’t drop anyone, just make a 2 for 1 trade to free up some roster space.

  20. RW0 says:
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    Rudy gay or Chris bosh for Hayward?

    • Adam

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      @RW0: Either are fair, it just depends what you need. I’d probably hold though. Gay and Bosh have looked pretty good. Would you be getting or giving Hayward?

  21. King Icheboo says:
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    Aaron Gordon is still available in my league.
    My two possible drops are T. Jones and J. Clarkson.
    Would you drop either for Gordon?
    9 cat

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @King Icheboo: yeesh, I don’t think you can afford to drop one of those… I’d try to make a 2 for one trade and then grab him. How deep is the league?

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