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18 team h-2-h dynasty league. 9 categories PLUS FGM, FTM and O-Reb.
Not in contention this year, trying to figure out who my weakest link is to drop next season to make room for a rookie in the rookie draft.
PG: Kyle Lowry
SG: Bradley Beal
PF: Paul Millsap
C: Derrick Favors
Util: Isaiah Thomas
Util: Kemba Walker
I'm thinking Jae is my weakest link, although I like his overall production and he's 1 of only 2 SF's on my roster.
Another league with same exact settings:
PG: Kyle Lowry
SG: Isaiah Thomas
PF: Dwight Howard
C: Jared Sullinger
Util: Joel Embiid
I'm thinking McLemore or Morris, but again Morris is 1 of only 2 SF's on my roster. I somehow messed up with my SF depth in BOTH leagues this year lol.
- CWizzle CWizzle Mar 30, 2015 1:22 PM Flag
I agree with the others. As crazy of a run as Westbrook has been on lately, I still would rather have Lillard as a long term option in a keeper league, especially roto where Westbrook's TO's are brutal.I think Westbrook is averaging nearly twice as many TO's per game than Lillard. Now I know with Durant and Ibaka out that Westbrook controls the ball even more than before and that will raise his TO rate,but even with everyone healthy he is known for his high TO's. His current stats make it worth it, but I don't think he'll average a triple double with 30 pts with a healthy roster.
- CWizzle CWizzle Mar 28, 2015 6:01 PM Flag
Even in a limited role I think Howard outperforms Gibson in the next 2 weeks, BUT he's also reported to not be playing in back to backs, and can still kill your FT% in a limited role, so you have to take that into consideration. 4 so-so type games from Gibson with good FT% might be more valuable than 2 games with bad FT% from Dwight?
- CWizzle CWizzle Mar 28, 2015 5:59 PM Flag
I definitely agree that JV has a ton of potential but am not 100% sure that Toronto will ever push him to that ceiling. There have been many games this year where for no real apparent reason they held his minutes in check. Games that had nothing to do with foul trouble, poor performance, injury or fatigue. It made a little sense earlier in his career when he was still adjusting to the NBA, but now it doesn't make sense to me. Hopefully they will fully unleash him next season. If not, I hope he gets traded.
As far as the PG for C trade, like I said earlier I doubt someone will part with Gobert for Holiday unless they are really strong at PF/C and really need a PG but it's definitely worth trying. When healthy Jrue has great value. The Hill for Dieng trade IMO is much more likely to get accepted. Dieng has shown flashes of greatness but hasn't been as consistent with it as Gobert, and doesn't have the same hype around him so that manager probably won't value him on the same level as Gobert. And Hill has some nice stats this year. If that manager isn't worried about PG13 returning next year and ruining Hill's value they might go for that.
Also, about Batum. Yes 99% of my frustration from him is because of nagging injuries. But once you get injured or play poorly through injuries so many times, that stops being an excuse for poor play, at least for me. This isn't the first season where Batum has shown pretty elite potential when healthy and then a bunch of total duds because of injuries, and Ipersonally don't think it's his last. I hope it is, because if he could sting together a couple seasons in a row where he's 100% healthy all 82 games he would become a VERY hot commodity.
- CWizzle CWizzle Mar 28, 2015 11:39 AM Flag
If you end up dropping Martin, I'd pick up a healthy body rather than stash Jones. If you are going to stash a player I'd recommend stashing Martin over Jones. In that case I'd probably go with Tucker, or the player you can use the most.
- CWizzle CWizzle Mar 28, 2015 11:26 AM Flag
i agree that blocks sticks out as something to improve in. If PG13 comes back healthy net year I don't think you'll be that bad in 3PTM with IRving, THompson and George leading the way. I think targeting a young up and comer rim protector would be great. Gobert has shown he its your needs but also isn't going to come cheap in a dynasty league. With Jrue's injury concerns I'd honestly be surprised if the Gobert owner would agree to a HOliday for Gobert swap. But it's worth a try. Although when Holiday is healthy you have a very formidable PG lineup of Irving, Conley, Holiday and Lawson. Great mix of D stats, 3's, assists and scoring. I like building my team around PG's so I'd personally like to keep Jrue, especially if his trade value is low due to injury. I'd be more open to trading Hill. he obviously won't get you Gobert, but he could get you a good shot blocker or you could package him with someone else. As much as I like Batum and Valanciunas in real life, I get sick of relying on them in fantasy. They have great potential but lack consistency throughout the year. Even with Matthews out for the year, Batum has still struggled with consistency. While JV could just as easily put up 6 points with 12 boards as 12 points with 6 boards you just never know, and for a 7 footer he doesn't have many games with more more than 1 block. But they both still have great trade value... I"m not saying they are bad or not worth owning, but ifyou could flip them into someone mroe consistent then I would.
Overall I really like this team. Very good depth at each position with nearly half your team having 2nd round or better upside.
- CWizzle CWizzle Mar 27, 2015 1:17 PM Flag
I doubt you'd be able to pick him up again. With only 3 days left in this week, someone will be confident enough that they will win this week's matchup and take a chance on Lowry being healthy for next week and use a waiver claim on him. At least that's my best guess. If I were in a non keeper league and was still contending and saw that Lowry was dropped, I would have to be 5000% confident in my team as is stands to not take a chance on Lowry. He's just TOO good when healthy to let someone else snag him.
I don't blame you for dropping him, especially with the news that he's out again tonight and has no other games this week. But I wouldn't hold my breathe hoping to pick him up again if you advance.
I'm only a part o 1 non-keeper/dynasty league this year and in that league the team owning Lowry has already been eliminated, but I would guess that in most leagues Lowry has been dropped by managers unsure if they'll win this week, and kept by managers confident they can win this week's matchup without him.
- CWizzle CWizzle Mar 26, 2015 12:41 PM Flag
All are great options when healthy, so it baically just comes down to who is, or you think will be healthy first?
Howard is back but is playing limited minutes and probably not on back to back nights. He's a risky add IMO.
Noah will probably have limited minutes too, but he's out there and is a better option in a limited role than Howard is, to me. He can still rack up the assists and rebs.
Martin isn't back yet, but is very close I think. He'd be my choice to have best overall value considering the limited roles of the others, BUT his best stats are not the ones you are looking for.
Lowry, when healthy fitsyour criteria almost in order you have it listed. He's the best option for your squad IF healthy.
- CWizzle CWizzle Mar 26, 2015 12:37 PM Flag
That's funny, they bleeped out a three letter abbreviation for a swear word. That's taking the censorship a bit far isn't it? I can't remember who, but I remember last year trying to type a players name and it kept getting bleeped!
Maybe this will work, with spaces... #$%$. Or Double you, tee, eff. lol.
- CWizzle CWizzle Mar 26, 2015 12:35 PM Flag
To me it looks like Martin is the only injured player on your squad (besides PG) and it sounds like he is close to returning. But on his team he has Beverley and Shved out for sure, Knight getting close to coming back but hasn't returned yet and even before that wasn't quite as dominant as he was in MIL, Hayward out and not likely to be rushe back, Jefferson limping to the finish and could go out any given night, OR go off for great numbers, that one's a #$%$ shoot, and Henson being underutilized in MIL in a 10- 15 MPG role.
I think when healthy his team would beat you, or at least give you a big run for your money, but with those injuries I think as long as the majority of your guys put up their basline type numbers you will win by default.
- CWizzle CWizzle Mar 26, 2015 12:29 PM Flag
#$%$, now I need to know this too. I own him in a league and I honestly can't remember. Half of my brain says he MOST definitely had SG eligibility, but the other half can't really recall for 100% sure. lol. IF he did have it, and Yahoo took it away recently then that would be rather odd timing. I don't get many Lakers games (I do have league pass but being on the East coast I don't really feel like waiting until 1030PM to start watching a lottery team play lol) but I was fairly certain that Clarkson had been starting at PG with Lin coming off the bench. And now that both are starting, they are pretty interchangable.
So if anything I would think he should have had just PG eligibility earlier, and both PG/SG now?!
Anyways, good luck in your quest of figuring this out! lol
- CWizzle CWizzle Mar 24, 2015 11:43 AM Flag
1st of all, I personally like Galloway better for everything besides FG% an maybe TO's.
But Brandon, what you said doesnt makes sense to me? I'll admit I don't watch very much NYK basketball so maybe I'm wrong and you can correct me. But I've never really heard of a team resting their 23 year old, rookie, d league call up combo guard in the 4th quarter due to a blow out? Especially with Calderon gone for the year, Hardaway injured and Shved possibly going to miss time. Larkin is the only other real option and he's already getting 30+ MPG so I'm not really sure who they'd bench him in favor of? Teams usually want to give their young guys as much run as they can towards the end of a season, especially a lost season. In order to help develop them for next year, or to see if they even fit in the team's long term plans. Galloway played 43 minutes in a 21 point loss last game, and 38 minutes in a 17 point loss the game before that.
But like I said, I don't watch the Knicks so this is all conjecture from the stats.
- Reply to cliff Mar 23, 2015 11:49 AMCWizzle CWizzle Mar 23, 2015 12:41 PM Flag
If it makes you feel any better, in a 16 team h-2-h league that I was in I traded Melo for Aldridge/Calderon early on during the knee issue with Melo because I thought he'd get shut down and was ecstatic that I got that much value in return!! Then not very long after, Aldridge hurt his hand and the team announced he was out 6-8 weeks. My team wouldn't have been able to make a playoff run with LA on the bench, so I traded him for Jordan Hill (a decent step up from the best available FA, but still a big drop off lol) and what do you know?! 24 hours later they say, oops, nevermind Aldridge is going to still play, and dominate.
So at least you didn't give away Aldridge for basically nothing lol.
But yeah another 1 of my 18 team dynasty league teams just lost in the 1st round of the playoffs by a LOT. I wonder why? Here's some of my roster:
I Thomas INJ
LOL. When McLemore, Marcus Morris, Mozgov, Nurkic and Jeff Green are your only healthy players you are kinda screwed!
- CWizzle CWizzle Mar 21, 2015 12:37 PM Flag
Ducan unless I needed 3's.
But hindsight isn't available at the time of drafts. Even with me taking into account Love's numbers dropping in Cleveland, I still would have thought that he'd be the better player to own over Duncan at that time.
- CWizzle CWizzle Mar 21, 2015 12:35 PM Flag
After holding him all year, there's absolutely no way I'm going to NOT keep George. He has 1st round upside. Scoring is the only thing that I'd lose out on by not keeping him? LOL. Now if you went with the, I don't think he'll be 100% healthy for a while line, that might work. But when healthy Paul George is an elite talent in basically every category besides FG% and blocks. Are you saying that his last year's averages of 2.3 3PTM, 6.8 rebs, 3.5 asts, and 1.9 steals can easily be made up in the re-draft? Sure, by the time I draft my whole team lol. It would take 2-5 players in my re-draft to cover all of those stats.
- CWizzle CWizzle Mar 20, 2015 1:39 PM Flag
I think that the majority of managers agree with you on your thinking. Keep the best players avialable and worry about positions later. But with my OCD it REALLY pains me to not have an even amount of positions covered with my keepers lol, and it has treated me fairly well over the years.
But I'm definitely open to your suggestion and have been looking into it. My follow up question for you, if you happen to come back and read this would be:
Do you think that Mike Conley is the 6th most talented player out of that bunch? Even if I went with your suggestion of gaining talent now, I'm not so sure that ALL 5 of the other guys are necessarily more talented than Conley.
Conley is currently ranked in the top 50 on the season even while having some pretty disappointing stretches of play, and going through injuries. He has also put up consistent value over the years while being surrounded by talented teammates. I feel like he is more of a lock to have consistent value going forward than some of the others. For example, we have yet to see what Nikola Vucevic can do over an extended period of time when he's playing with a superstar caliber player, or just more overall talent in general (no offense to Orlando, I like their young guys and like what they are doing!).
I guess my thing is, I'm not so sure that Conley is THAT much less valuable than Favors or Drummond, maybe even the others. And I'm fairly certain that without stumbling across a player purely by luck, I'm not going to easily get another top 50 PG with top 30 upside.
^^This is just my thought process on the whole thing. I very well still might keep those guys over Conley though, the good thing is Idon't have to decide for a while.
I've been trying like hell to package Conley and another or 2 others for an upgraded PG, but with Conley hurt nobody was biting.
- CWizzle CWizzle Mar 19, 2015 10:34 AM Flag
If your lesser named players continue to perform like they have been you'll have a shot. But at 1st look the roster doesn't look all that impressive due to the lack of "stars', but if guys like Shved and Mirotic keep playing at the pretty elite level tehy have been recently that would go along way for you.
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