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  • Ginger Kid Ginger Kid Jan 3, 2010 2:54 PM Flag

    Need expert help focusing stats; Deals on the table

    I'm in a 14-team head-to-head league with 9 cats - pts, reb, 3pm, fg%, ft%, blk, stl, ast, ast/to

    To make a long story shortish, I have a very strong roster, but at least one manager has the edge on me because of superior specialization. It is likely that the title will come down to whether I can beat him in a contest of steals, free throw percentage, and 3pm. I have to take 2 out of 3, and strictly in terms of this matchup, the other 6 categories are set in stone as a 3-3 split.

    Here's my roster (I just traded Lebron in a keeper league, hence the depth):

    PG: Jamal Crawford
    SG: Kevin Durant, Eric Gordon
    SF: Vince Carter, Tyrus Thomas, Anthony Randolph
    PF: Rashard Lewis, Kevin Love, Al Harrington
    C: Brook Lopez, Chris Kaman, Andris Biedrins, Zydrunas Ilgauskas (streaming spot)
    IR: Kevin Martin

    I have a slight edge in steals, but even with Martin back I'll be behind in ft% and 3pm. I have a massive advantage in points and rebounds (and enough in blocks) that I could bench a center and still win those categories. Combined with having only one PG-eligible player, it seems like the best way to go would be trading a center for a point guard who hits 3s, a high percentage of free throws, and who doesn't hurt in steals.

    Prime candidates that are possibly available (we keep 4 players, and some obvious answers are untouchable, plus many are on my opponent's team):

    Mo Williams
    Jason Terry
    Ray Felton

    Secondary PGs who I'd go for only if packaged with someone at a different position giving an advantage in these stats:

    Jonny Flynn
    Mike Bibby
    CJ Watson
    Mario Chalmers
    Chris Duhon
    Rodney Stuckey

    PG trades that have been offered to me:

    Mo Williams for Brook Lopez
    Jason Terry for Chris Kaman

    ...and non-PG trades that have been offered to me:

    Channing Frye or JR Smith or Mehmet Okur for Andris Biedrins
    Manu Ginobili for Kevin Love

    Whatever I do, I don't want to end up with the ft% killer Biedrins, but I also don't want to lose value there, since there are teams punting ft% for whom he could be excellent.

    I want to get this right so I can win my league. Help me out guys!

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