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    End Of Season Awards

    by CWizzle Apr 19, 2014 2:07 PM
    CWizzle CWizzle Apr 20, 2014 1:11 PM Flag

    I like your alternate picks as well! The reason I picked Kobe over Rose is because of his age. I know Rose has had some very serious injuries, but at least he's still young so I personally think there is more of a chance of him becoming a big time fantasy player again compared to Kobe.
    I would totally agree with Roy Hibbert too, but since I didn't own him in any leagues this year he slipped my mind. Sanders is another great one, mainly because of the way he ended last year I drafted him pretty high in a couple leagues.
    I kinda disagree with Valanciunas though. He was definitely disappointing compared to the off season hype he got, but my expectations were a little lower than most so I wasn't AS disappointed, and even though he didn't break out, he was still on my roster the entire season in the 1 league I had him in. I love J.V. I am half Lithuanian and am rooting for him to succeed and I think he will, I just think his progression is going to take a little longer than most expected.
    As a Celtics fan I hate to admit it, but I will also be hoping Kobe returns healthy and productive. Even though he's been the biggest rival to the C's for most of my life I have tremendous respect for him. I personally think Rose has a good chance of turning in a full season next year, and probably holding solid 2nd round value I fantasy leagues too. Not very hopeful for Nash though. I think with the Lakers most likely not in the position to be contenders next year he will play it very safe again, and basically just sit back and collect his $. Which in a way I don't blame him since he's put in his work over the years, but like you said, It'd be a sad way to end his career since he was 1 of the better PG's in the last 20 years.

  • Reply to

    End Of Season Awards

    by CWizzle Apr 19, 2014 2:07 PM
    CWizzle CWizzle Apr 19, 2014 2:14 PM Flag

    Fantasy Coach Of The Year:
    Terry Slotts (I had him last year too, gotta love the starting 5's fantasy consistency)

    NBA Coach Of The Year:
    Tie: Greg Popovich and Doc Rivers (Pop was tremendous as always, Doc turned his team into legit contenders)

    Fantasy Injury Of The Year:
    Al Horford (Chose him over Rose or Kobe just because I already had them on my stay away from list, and Horford was playing at a 1st round level before his injury)

    Most Annoying (healthy) player to own:
    Mr Trick or Treat, Jeff Green. As a Celtics fan all I can say is, C'MON MAN!!

    Most Annoying (injured) player to own:
    Jrue Holiday (Mainly because of the lack of updates. Kept holding and holding and holding, and then BOOM he's out for the season)

    Most Annoying Super Star to own:
    1st Half: Lebron
    2nd Half: George

    No. 1 on Never draft list:
    Kobe Bryant (although the other top options for this category are also on my list)

    Biggest Nice Surpise:
    Blake's FT% increase.... The development of both D. Jordan and Lowry. Kings finally trusting IT2 as true starter.

    Biggest Disappointing Surprise:
    Derrick Rose (He had his injury concerns, but looked SO good before the season started)

    Next Year Watch List:
    Rookies. It's the year of the summer for the NBA.

  • Here are some categories of end of season fantasy awards that I stole from Rotoworld and then put in my 2 cents... Nearly every category had more than 1 legit player I could have picked, so I won't be surprised if people disagree with a lot of this, but these were just my opinions, for the 3 people who are actually still on here and will read this, this time of year lol. But if you do read this, feel free to voice your picks...

    Fantasy MVP: Kevin Durant (Not even close)

    All Fantasy 1st Team:
    PG: Chris Paul
    SG: Steph Curry
    SF: Kevin Durant
    PF: Kevin Love
    C: Anthony Davis
    (I used Curry's SG eligibility to my advantage on this one. Most people had Curry as PG here, and Harden as SG, but I like the CP3/Curry combo better personally).

    All Fantasy 2nd Team:
    PG: Kyle Lowry (Just beats out Wall for me, mainly because of the 3's)
    SG: James Harden (Very well could have been 1st team also)
    SF: Lebron James (1st half struggles only reason he's not on 1st team)
    PF: Carmelo Anthony (personally I hate him, but can't deny his fantasy relevance)
    C: Serge Ibaka (Could have gone with Dirk, but I had Ibaka on a lot of my teams)

    Best Waiver Wire pick up:
    Jodie Meeks (He ended the season with top 40 value, and unlike the other possibilities (Ariza, T-Jones, IT2 etc) Meeks was the only player who wasn't actually drafted in my competitive leagues. All the other great FA pickups were actually drafted in all my leagues to begin with, mostly in the last round or 2.

    Most Improved Player:
    Lance Stephenson (I was going to pick Jordan Crawford before the trade)
    Honorable mentions to a lot of guys, some of which already had a lot of talent, but still improved a lot:
    Blake Griffin
    Gerald Green
    Deandre Jordan
    Anthony Davis
    Demar DeRozan
    Terrence Jones
    Demarcus Cousins
    Jodie Meeks

    Fantasy Rookie Of The Year:
    Victor Oladipo (MC-W was the popular choice, mainly because of the MPG difference, but in his time on the court, Oladipo was the better overall player.)

  • Reply to

    Predictions/Guesses for Nerlens Noel?

    by CWizzle Apr 13, 2014 6:45 PM
    CWizzle CWizzle Apr 19, 2014 1:51 PM Flag

    Honestly at this point, I have no idea if Noel will be on my serious list or not. He's 100% definitely going on my watch list though. We'll see what Phili does over the summer. If they sign a legit true center and decide to slowly develop Noel I don't think he'll be worth owning. But if they decide to let their young guys develop and Noel gets 30 MPG I would definitely be interested in taking a flier on him. But that all comes down to where other people are drafting him, and how my team looks by the time it comes to have to draft him. He's not a player I would grab a round or 2 early just to ensure I get him though. I did that this year in 2 leagues with Andre Drummond, and that worked out beautifully for me, but Drummond's role was more set in stone than Noel's.

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    KEEPERS??

    by BobbY Apr 6, 2014 11:21 PM
    CWizzle CWizzle Apr 15, 2014 11:02 AM Flag

    LeBron, George, Horford are no brainers. I'd also add Leonard because of his mix of current skill, youth and upside. So that leaves Parker, Dirk or Teague. I'd 1st rule out Parker. He's only ranked 138th on the season by Yahoo this year, he sometimes gets rested right at the wrong times in fantasy leagues, and at 32 years old he is entering the twilight of his career, where most players have a slow decline and only some keep up their production levels.
    So that leaves either Dirk or Teague. Tough call. Dirk is even older than Parker, and definitely only has a couple years left in the tank, but unlike Parker, he's put up top 10 value on the season, and that is hard to pass up, even if it's only going to be for 1 or 2 more seasons. BUT, for me personally I'd rather take the younger guy in Jeff Teague. He's definitely had his ups and downs, but at least he's giving near top 75 value in return, and is only 26 years old. I think he has a chance to improve his value in the future, and even if it stays the same, I think I'd rather have a top 75 talent for 8 years than a top 10 talent for 1 year. But that's just me, others would argue keeping Dirk til the wheels fall off is the way to go.
    But for me I'd take:
    Teague
    George
    Leonard
    Lebron
    Horford
    And then take the best available PG or C in the re-draft, depending on how you want to build your team.

  • Reply to

    3rd Keeper: Monroe, DeAndre, or Oladipo

    by Dillon Apr 13, 2014 5:52 PM
    CWizzle CWizzle Apr 14, 2014 4:51 PM Flag

    Any time. I didn't end up drafting Monroe in any of my leagues, and actually have never owned him, but he was definitely on my watch list this year and even with the 3 bigs in Detroit, I was VERY surprised at his mediocre play. He could definitely have better value next year of he gets traded or something changes in Detroit, but as of this point I'd personally rather have a guy like Jared Sullinger who has more of a chance to improve next season and besides a worse FG% (some of which was caused by his finger injury and hopefully some of which will improve next year with better shot selection) is already pretty close to Monroe statistically.
    But like I said, even taking into consideration a possible breakout from V.O. You'd still be better balanced with DJ to compliment CP3 and P.G. There won't be many guys available in your re-draft that do what DJ has done this season. There are few in general, and 99% of them will be kept by the other managers.
    Good Luck!

  • Reply to

    Another basketball fantasy season done

    by Steve Apr 7, 2014 8:10 PM
    CWizzle CWizzle Apr 14, 2014 4:36 PM Flag

    You're CRAZY for having Davis higher than LeBron!!!! LOL, juuust kidding. Your list is actually identical to mine, but I also feel like Curry and Paul could just as easily be swapped, and wouldn't think anyone is crazy at all if they drafted Love over Curry or Paul if they prefer to build their team around a Big. I like to try to build my team around high assist PG's who can hit the 3 so I'd take Curry. But I like Davis over Lebron next year, if just barely.
    On a side note, I feel like Paul George's somewhat disappointing end to this season will negatively effect his draft stock a little, but wouldn't be surprised if he comes back as hot as ever next season. I don't think he'll drop to the 4th round or anything, but a late 1st/VERY early 2nd round pick instead of a mid 1st round wouldn't surprise me. (I wouldn't let him slip that far, but I bet he might in some leagues).
    Any thoughts on who will make the biggest jump up from where they where drafted this year to where they will be drafted next season? Off the top of my head I'd say Isaiah Thomas has to be at or near the top of that list. He was drafted, on average, in the early 12th round this year. But will likely be 1 of the first 10 PGs drafted next season. Besides CP3, Curry, Wall, Westbrook, Lowry and Lillard I don't see anyone who is an OBVIOUS better choice. I'd rather have IT2 than Kyrie! I could understand arguments for guys like Bledsoe, Dragic, Conley or Lawson but I'm sure he'll be at LEAST in their range.

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    Predictions/Guesses for Nerlens Noel?

    by CWizzle Apr 13, 2014 6:45 PM
    CWizzle CWizzle Apr 14, 2014 4:23 PM Flag

    Thanks for the replies Dillon and Steve. I like your analysis too. As far as my guess for his steals go, I just like his length and think that could lead to some outright steals when people try to pass into the paint. I know you can't translate college stats to the pros, but he did average of 2 per game at Kentucky. And I'd have to see him on the court more to judge whether my guess for his assists are low or not. I haven't really seen him as much of a passer, but I guess it depends on what style Phili plays next season. As of right now I don't think they have enough outside shooting threats to play inside out a la Howard in Orlando, and that would be his best bet for assists in my opinion.
    I upped his FT% compared to college a little because I feel like he has to improve a LITTLE while taking an entire year off and having coaches help him out at the professional level, but who knows if that will translate or not lol.
    Steve- I like the Brandan Wright comparison as a base line, but with Noel having WAY more upside. I'm a HUGE Tar heels fan (as I'm guessing you are from your logo) and actually just got back from a 2 week trip to N.C. where I definitely visited the basketball museum at the Dean Dome. I go every time I go to NC and it's always fun. I honestly think Wright would be a VERY solid NBA center if he was a starter for all 82 games. Personally as a C's fan, I'd like to see him in a Boston uniform.

  • Reply to

    Kevin Martin VS Kyle Korver for keeper

    by CWizzle Apr 13, 2014 6:39 PM
    CWizzle CWizzle Apr 14, 2014 4:17 PM Flag

    Also just for a little more info, this is a 16 team h-2-h 9 category league, not a 12 team which makes SOME difference. 80 players will be kept instead of 60.

  • Reply to

    Kevin Martin VS Kyle Korver for keeper

    by CWizzle Apr 13, 2014 6:39 PM
    CWizzle CWizzle Apr 14, 2014 4:16 PM Flag

    Thanks Dillon. I end up reading most of your posts on here and most of the time we are in agreement. Sometimes I disagree with you, but at least we both back our opinions up with good insight. In this case, I totally agree with you. Martin just has not proven that he can stay healthy. And it will always be a risk going with him. But in that same sense, it wasn't too long ago that Steph Curry was a HUGE injury risk and nobody trusted him, and now he's put up 2 solid seasons in a row with phenomenal value. Obviously Curry's ceiling was always much higher than Martin's but my point is, you never know how players will come back after injuries.
    In this league we HAVE to keep 5. So at this point I think I'll take Korver over Martin. Like you said Martin is good for 3's, scoring and FT%, but so is Korver, and Korver usually has better other stats. I've been trying like hell to package Martin and Korver together for someone different, but people are VERY hesitant to trade in this league this time of year, especially when they'd be trading a solid keeper for 2 players that are both keeper possibilities but not necessarily MUST keep guys. For example, I sent an offer of Korver and Martin for Chandler Parsons. I like Parsons' overall game and his SF/PF eligibility and the fact he has had success even when playing with guys like Harden and Howard. But no luck with that offer.
    I'm almost tempted to take a big risk and make an offer to the owner of Nerlens Noel and keep him as my 5th, and then shoot for the best SG/SF in my 1st round of the re-draft. But I notices you've also responded to my post about him, so I'll go check out what your thoughts on him were.
    Thanks, and if you read this and have time and feel like it, feel free to give some examples of specific players you would send trade offers to for an upgraded keeper over Korver or Martin. I would be willing to trade Korver, Martin, Jamal Crawford and DJ Augustin in any trade but obviously some aren't keeper worthy

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    3rd Keeper: Monroe, DeAndre, or Oladipo

    by Dillon Apr 13, 2014 5:52 PM
    CWizzle CWizzle Apr 13, 2014 6:49 PM Flag

    I'd immediately take Monroe out of the picture. Just not sold on him. I think he'll have fantasy value, and i think he'll be better than this year, but not as good as the other two is my guess.
    So between Oladipo and DJ it gets tougher, but I'd have to go with Jordan for this one. 1st of all , there aren't many other guys in the league who can get you what he gets in FG%, Rebs and Blks. And while Oladipo should have a great season and really improve in this year's numbers, the fact is, there are more PG's out there than double digit rebounding, shot blocking bigs. Especially when you already have CP3 for a PG, and George who can also dish out some assists too.
    If this were my team I would have no problem with taking CP3, George and Jordan and then just drafting the best available player in the opening round of your re-draft... If you go with Oladipo then you will have to take a center with your 1st pick no matter what probably, even if it means passing up on some better talent at a different position.
    That's just how I look at it.

  • I know at this point it is all purely guessing, but just for the fun of it, I was wondering what people think Noel is going to be like next season, assuming he starts off and stays healthy.
    I honestly think he will be a good, but not elite fantasy player. Good for mainly rebs, blocks and steals. I know they are trying to teach him a go-to post move but I think most of his points are going to come off offensive rebounds and as a last resort if the other offense breaks down. I think he has potential to improve his offensive game, but I'm not expecting 18PPG or anything next season.
    My totally and complete guess for him, assuming he gets minutes and is healthy would be in the general range of:
    54% FG's
    60% FT's
    9 PTS, 9 REBS, 1 AST, 1.6 STL and 1.8 BLK
    Which would be very useful numbers for either a team punting FT%, or if he keeps his FT attempts down enough to not competely wreck your team.

    Anyone else with even bolder predictions? Anyone think he'll flop and avearge 2 pts and 2 rebs with .5 blocks per game? Or anyone think he'll be a walking 20-20 guy, or lead the league with 4 blocks per game!!?
    JUUUST curious.

  • If you had to choose 1 of these 2 players as a keeper, which one would you go with, and why? Martin's current injury doesn't scare me, but his injury history does. And when healthy Korver has been a beast this year, just not sure if he'll be able to keep a top 30 value next season, especially if the Hawks make a decent move this summer?
    Going strictly by ranking Korver is the guy, but I'm up in the air.
    I actually kept Korver in this league last year as my 5th keeper and everyone laughed at me, but I was VERY happy with his value this season. Great %'s, GREAT 3's and just enough pts,rebs,asts,stls and blks with low TO's to keep his value up.
    my other keepers are:
    Goran Dragic, Wessley Matthews, Blake Griffin and Serge Ibaka... Hoping to draft a PG with my 1st pick in the re-draft.

  • Not sure if this is obvious, or closer than it looks:
    Mike Conley
    Paul George
    Andre Drummond
    Thaddeus Young
    Dwight Howard

    OR

    Mike Conley
    Paul George
    Andre Drummond
    Anthony Davis
    Brandon Knight

    Obviously Davis is better than Howard, but for a team who's been successful in the past at punting FT%, is the combo of Davis and Knight STILL better than Thad and Howard? Taking into account that Howard is basically a top 30 player when you take out FT%. So, in that sense, Howard and Thad are TWO top 3 players while Davis is a BEAST and a top 3 player but Knight isn't even a top 100 player.

    I feel like the Davis side is better even when you take out Dwight's FT troubles, especially since 1 of Knight's biggest weaknesses is FG% which could be somewhat looked over with 4 other keepers with good FG%.

  • Reply to

    Everyone's fantasy MVP???

    by John Apr 2, 2014 9:01 PM
    CWizzle CWizzle Apr 3, 2014 3:23 PM Flag

    12 team h-2-h 9 category non-keeper league, I snagged Isaiah Thomas with the 12th pick of the 11th round!! I've had some other nice players, but nobody has a better value/draft position ratio as that for me. Especially considering I took a big risk and drafted Alex Len in the round before that, what a mistake!
    I also feel like taking Kyle Korver with the 12th pick of round 9 and Andre Drummond 1st pick of round 7 was very good value too since they have both been right around top 30 value all year.
    But I was also lucky enough to have Anthony Davis fall to me with the 12th pick in 1st round. I made some nice trades and FA pickups in this league, but mainly I just got really lucky in the draft:
    RD 1: Anthony Davis (12th pick)
    RD 2: John Wall (1st pick)
    RD 3: Ty Lason (12th pick)
    RD 4: Derrick Favors (1st pick)
    RD 5: Bradley Beal (12th pick)
    RD 6: Gordon Hayward (1st pick)
    RD 7: Kevin Martin (12th pick)
    RD 8: Andre Drummond (1st pick)
    RD 9: Kyle Korver (12th pick)

    So unlike most of my teams through out the year, I have to look all the way to my 10th round of drafting before I find a player I drafted who isn't still on my team. My 1st 9 picks stayed on my roster from day 1 until now, where I'm winning 6-2 in my semi-finals match up.

    Just pointing this all out (not to brag, it's not anywhere near a best team ever or anything) but just because it's very rare for me personally to have a winning team straight out of the draft. I usually take a lot of chances, and when things don't work out, make trades and other moves to compete. This team worked out for me from the get go. Luckily, because all my other teams were MUCH more work!! lol

  • CWizzle CWizzle Apr 3, 2014 3:09 PM Flag

    Thanks. I agree that Mozgov is probably my most droppable player, but with how well he's played in an inconsistent role and the fact that Hickson isn't really a true center as much as teams try to make him one, and the emergence of Faried at the PF position and that Hickson may not even be recovered from his knee injury to start next season, and McGee being rusty/ out of shape from so much time off and that even when healthy he hasn't really proven he is quite the star they are hyping him up to be, I don't see why Mozgov would have any smaller of a role next year than he has this year. And he's not flashy but for a deep 18 team league he's still valuable.
    So I'm not disagreeing with you, I'm just pointing out why it's not an easy call for me to make.
    I do disagree with Plumlee though. There are a minimum of 3 other players I'd drop before him. His PER 36 stats of 14 points 63% from the field and 8.6 rebs to go with nearly 1.5 steals and 2 blocks per game are VERY appealing for such a young athletic player.
    But thanks for your reply, I'm definitely leaning towards dropping Mozgov, especially if Embiid declares for the draft and is available at #3.

  • 18 team h-2-h 12 category Dynasty league (Standard 9 plus FGM and FTM, Rebs split into O and D Reb).
    I know my roster isn't full of superstars (no 18 team dynasty roster is) but I also am having a hard time considering which player to drop in order to draft a top 3 rookie next year?
    PG: Kyle Lowry
    SG: Ben McLemore
    SF: Jeff Green
    PF: Jared Sullinger
    C: Dwight Howard
    Util: Isaiah Thomas
    Util: Michael Carter-Williams
    Bench:
    Patrick Beverley
    Danilo Gallinari
    Harrison Barnes
    Mason Plumlee
    Timofey Mozgov

    I will have the 3rd overall pick in the rookie draft next year ( I took over this team mid-way through this season and have been trying to build for the future).

    I've liked Mozgov for a long time now, and now that he's finally putting up decent numbers for this size league, I'm hesitant to get rid of him, especially since Sully doesn't get many blocks, and Plumlee isn't proven yet.

    Harrison Barnes has fallen off lately, but still has HUGE potential.
    Danillo Galinari was out all season, but when healthy he can be a great asset.
    Patrick Beverley doesn't rack up the assists, but produces enough everywhere else to be valuable, even on a team with Jeremy Lin and James Harden controlling hte ball a lot.
    Mason Plumlee hasn't seen consistent big minutes, but has shown glimpses of his potential!
    McLemore and Green both have their downsides but have too much name value to simply drop in this deep league.

  • Reply to

    KEEPER!??????

    by Merovingian Mar 30, 2014 9:22 AM
    CWizzle CWizzle Apr 2, 2014 11:29 AM Flag

    If you think you are going to find PG production similar to Kyle Lowry and Isaiah Thomas in the mid-late rounds of a 12 team re-draft where the top 36 players are already taken, you are HUGELY mistaken! Do you think those teams with Lowry or Thomas are going to just give back a top 30 or top 15 player into the redraft? C'mon man.
    Very BEST case scenario, a PG of that quality will be available in the first 5 picks of the re-draft, no more. So if you have a late 1st round pick, I definitely would NOT bank on landing a top 15 player!!!

  • Draymond Green (SF)
    or
    Al Faruq Aminu (SF)
    in an 18 team h-2-h dynasty format. Who would you go with heading into next season? Currently have Aminu, but Green is recently a FA.

  • Reply to

    FA Question: Pick One PG and One SF

    by Mello Mar 22, 2014 8:06 AM
    CWizzle CWizzle Mar 23, 2014 12:22 PM Flag

    Terrence Jones over Ersan, for sure.
    Between Bradley and Jack I think it comes down to what you need most. Jack is more likely to get you more than 1 or 2 assists each game, while Bradley will be the more consistent scorer and is less likely to hurt your FG%.
    I like Bradley more, unless you need assists over anything.