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  • Merovingian Merovingian Oct 9, 2010 5:27 PM Flag

    H2H Strategy

    If i were to punt assists, do u think this is a good lineup or wpuld yuo recommend to still pursue some pure PGs?

    H2H 14 team league:

    Dirk Nowitzki (Dal - PF)
    Al Jefferson (Uta - PF,C)
    Zach Randolph (Mem - PF,C)
    Antawn Jamison (Cle - SF,PF)
    Chris Kaman (LAC - C)
    Brandon Jennings (Mil - PG)
    Tyrus Thomas (Cha - PF)
    Vince Carter (Orl - SG,SF)
    Reggie Williams (GS - SG,SF)
    Spencer Hawes (Phi - C)
    Richard Jefferson (SA - SF)
    James Harden (OKC - SG)
    Steve Blake (LAL - PG,SG)
    Grant Hill (Pho - SG,SF)
    Brad Miller (Hou - C)

    Categories: Field Goals Made (FGM), Field Goal Percentage (FG%), Free Throws Made (FTM), Free Throw Percentage (FT%), 3-point Shots Made (3PTM), 3-point Percentage (3PT%), Points Scored (PTS), Offensive Rebounds (OREB), Defensive Rebounds (DREB), Assists (AST), Steals (ST), Blocked Shots (BLK), Turnovers (TO), Assist/Turnover Ratio (A/T), Ejections (EJCT)

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    • WOW...ur loaded at the PF,C spts....

      This is the way to draft when you are unsure about PG, so I would say you did a great job. This big problem is when you are unsure at the PF and C spots. In that event, this kind of draft will still buy you time to decide who you should keep.

      You won't love this, but I would completely start over at the PG. Jennings is a horrible choice as a first guard and in my opinon not even a good choice as a second guard. That in mind, start with this core:

      Dirk Nowitzki (Dal - PF)
      Al Jefferson (Uta - PF,C)
      Antawn Jamison (Cle - SF,PF)
      Tyrus Thomas (Cha - PF)
      Vince Carter (Orl - SG,SF)
      Reggie Williams (GS - SG,SF)
      Richard Jefferson (SA - SF)
      Steve Blake (LAL - PG,SG)
      Grant Hill (Pho - SG,SF)

      So that gives you these pieces to work with in trades:

      PG Brandon Jennings
      SG James Harden
      Zach Randolph (Mem - PF,C)
      Chris Kaman (LAC - C)
      Spencer Hawes (Phi - C)
      Brad Miller (Hou - C)

      Now target the following PGs:
      Steve Nash
      Jason Kidd
      Mo Williams
      Chauncey Billups
      Mike Conley

      Nab one of those, and then focus on specialty players in this order:

      PG/SG Jason Terry
      PG/SG Jamal Crawford
      PG/SG Jarrett Jack
      PG/SG Kirk Hinrich
      PG Mike Bibby

      Next target one of these PGs:

      Mike Bibby
      Beno Udrih

      If you have the flexibility to make it happen, see if you can trade one of your centers for Jason Thompson. He's a nice balace of boards and points and having him can free you from alot of worries.

      You should still have either Hawes or Miller after making your deals, but, if you are challenged to go below 3 center eligibles, make sure you know you will be able to get one in trade....Elton Brand is a supreme target this year, I believe..

      When you get done with all that, you should have a pretty balanced roster. You still might want to go after Stephen Jackson or Jason Richardson, but that would probably be a move over for you, so it may not matter. VC, Richard Jefferson, Antawn Jamison, and Tyrus Thomas give you similar things when put together.

      If you have traded Kaman, you will now have a problem with blocks and steals. Kidd would help you there, but you should consider trading Jamison if you get Kidd. The thing is Kidd is so many rebounds, and you only need one more than the opponent to win a category. Go to work on steals and blocks (if you need them) and continue to monitor where your team is struggling and make adjustments.

      You have alot of firepower, but it's a horrible team. You must make alot of changes to be competitve.

      Above all, keep an open mind and remember, you have alot of categories to cover in this format...KEEP YOUR MIND ON THE CHAMPIONSHIP...You definitely have the stuff here to build a winner

      Notes:
      Don't shortchage yourself in trade. You have great players for trade.

      If you end up with 2 of the 5 PGs in the first list don't be intimidated. Mo Williams is a great value this year and you should at least consider him for a second guard. Mike Conley is another great choice

      Good luck!