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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):
Secondary PGs who I'd go for only if packaged with someone at a different position giving an advantage in these stats:
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!
Dont go for Frye. You're betting on a very inconsistent player to win you a category that is essential in gaining the upper hand in. You need Mo, but obviously Lopez is too much. Try Love and Biedrins together for Mo and another player on his squad that will help you a little, while at the same time go unnoticed by the other manager. You have to go balls in on this. Don't bet an essential stat on a VERY inconsistent player. Baron Davis is also another option. He has good steals, pretty good threes, but I'm not sure about his ft%. I agree though, Mo would probably be your best bet.
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I ended up trading Kaman and Love for Mo Williams and John Salmons.
In broad strokes, it's certainly making me better in 3s, steals, ft%. Hopefully it's enough, and hopefully I can still match up well against the other couple of pretty strong teams (very different teams). Anyway, that was the move.
Yeah, that's solid advice. I offered Love and Bieds for Mo Williams and John Salmons. Which will probably get rejected, in which case I should think about Kaman and Love for Mo Williams and Salmons, which would seems at first glance that it would end up being a good deal only if Kaman drops off when Griffin enters the picture.
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Yeah, I think that might be the best available move.
I can't seem to get any traction with the Aaron Brooks's owner, who seems to think we're keeping 8 or 9 players. I think Kaman is too much to give up for Terry - I countered with Bieds-for-Terry and said the other option is a 2-for-2 with Kaman and Mo Williams as principals, but I don't see that going far. Assuming that's out, I'd probably just do Bieds for Frye and figure the PG stuff out later.
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