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This is my team in a 7 team league. I need a good starting center badly. I was offered Al Jefferson for Rashard Lewis. Is that a good deal? My team is the one with R.Lewis.
PG Dwyane Wade
SG Michael Redd
G Chauncey Billups
SF LeBron James
PF Zach Randolph
F Rashard Lewis
C Tyson Chandler
C Chris Kaman
Util Jose Calderon
Util Grant Hill
BN Luol Deng
BN Randy Foye
BN Ricky Davis
BN Jason Kapono
BN Derek Fisher
BN Andres Nocioni
BN Stephen Jackson
I would try to find a way to bring in a couple of lesser C's.
Losing Rashard will leave you with not much in the way of 3's relatively speaking - they're all coming from Redd otherwise.
The bargaining chip I would be using is Randolph myself - apart from points and boards he's not much help elsewhere for a big man - there is no way Deng should be riding your bench with his plus percentages...
I'd also try to get a a stat stuffer or two into your lineup - Redd doesn't really help much apart from scoring and neither does Randolph so that's another reason to punt Randolph and maybe a bit of your bench depth (ricky davis or Steven jackson perhaps because you are loaded at the guard spots)...
Again you don't need world beaters at C but you could try to get a plus boards and blocks guy like Biedrins or even take a punt on aldridge (of course you'd be looking for an upgrade elsewhere as well)...
- 2 Replies to Craig H
So stat stuffers for you to consider - Gay, Granger, etc...
You want guys who will post at least 6-7 boards and a block/steal per game - the threes and points in the mid-teens would be icing (you've got plenty of points already with your studs).
I know it might sound dumb in a 7 team league to be starting fringe guys like this but it will still make a difference (especially if it's a roto league)...
Given that you need a decent C who will get you boards and blocks and may be trading Randolph for them someone like Granger or Gay would be a nice fit to replace Randolph because they'll fill in some of the points and add a few more boards/blocks/steals/3's to your line...
oh and u have ricky davis there too, so many players to fill Rashards numbers.. you might actually want to trade for a better point guard as backup too.. Calderon and Fisher arent guaranteed stat players. Mite be better off risking it on Jameer or Delonte West
you mite have to bite the bullet and do the trade.. Al should be really productive in points, fg%, blocks and rebs. YOu have plenty of cover at SF in Nocioni Jackson and Hill... with a deep bench like that, you just start the guy with better matchups or form.