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16 Team Dynasty League - (2nd season)
Who is the better long term stash & why?
Isaiah Thomas or Avery Bradley
I currently own Thomas, but after a great rookie year, Keith Smart has taken away almost all his minutes for a defensive liability in Aaron Brooks. I'm hoping Smart is fired soon so Thomas can get back into a groove! Avery Bradley played great last season once inserted into the starting lineup, but not sure what he will be able to do either with JET there now? Bradley was just dropped and very intriguing to me.
My other PG/SG:
This may not seem like much, but any help would be greatly appreciated!
That is a very tough question. I am in a 20 team dynasty league with 10 man rosters and then a 10 man bench, so I know all about the value of lesser known players in standard leagues!
I am a huge Celtics fan, and have been watching Bradley grow into a nice player. He didn't get minutes his 1st year because Rondo was playing most of the minutes, and they had Nate Robinson, Delonte West and Carlos Arroyo all with more experience (Doc isn't a huge fan of playing rookies). So his low playing time didn't have much to do with his talent level. So I wasn't surprised at all last year when he emerged as a great player. It is hard to show off your skills in 5 MPG, so when he started getting 20+ he started to shine.
I don't hink he'll ever be a high assist PG, but I do think he will become a very competent play maker. His defense is already at an all-star level, and his offensive game will surprise people when he comes back I think.
But on the other hand, Isaiah THomas also has a ton of potential. He is the opposite of Bradley. His offensive game is already pretty good, he can score and get assists, but his defense isn't very good, and at his height I don't ever see it being better than average. Too bad for him he is stuck in that death hole of being coached by Keith Smart... Hopefully for him, he will either wind up on a new team, or Smart will get fired eventually. But don't look for either to happen this year.
I'd say that for the future Bradley will be the better all around player, but Thomas will have more eye popping stat sheets every now and then, and will average more assists for his career.