Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
- CWizzle CWizzle Sep 19, 2016 9:07 AM Flag
Thanks for the response Ed. Yes, it's a VERY deep league. But I like it because it gives me reason to find out even more about guys in college/d-league/overseas / buried on the bench. Because you never know, 1,2 or 3 seasons down the road someone like that might get a chance to shine. It definitely adds another element to the usual fantasy league!
If I remember correctly, when we started this league it was the year George broke his leg. I selected Wall late 1st round (probably somewhere between 15 and 19) and took a chance on George early 2nd round probably somewhere between 21st and 25th overall. Feel like I lucked out in that department, but you are right. Having a late 1st round pick in a 20 team league made it impossible to get a top 10 type player.
- CWizzle CWizzle Sep 19, 2016 9:02 AM Flag
Ok thanks. Admittedly I've only seen a very very little amount of film of Mejri so I guess I should take him more seriously.
BTW, when the Rondo trade to Dallas went down, I was most upset about losing Dwight Powell! I think he has a chance to make a great career out of being the 1st big off the bench.
20 team dynasty league. 20 man rosters (400 players owned!)
Regular categories as well as FTM and FGM.
Finished 4th 2 years ago, 2nd place last year.
Here's my roster:
John Wall (PG)
Isaiah Thomas (PG)
Dennis Schroder (PG)
Marcus Smart (PG)
Jerian Grant (PG,SG)
Bradley Beal (SG)
Eric Gordon (SG)
Isaiah Whitehead (SG)
Malcolm Brogdon (SG)
RJ Hunter (SG)
Hollis Thompson (SG,SF)
Paul George (SF,PF)
Marcus Morris (SF,PF)
Donatas Motiejunas (SF,PF)
JaMychal Green (PF)
Derrick Favors (PF,C)
Amir Johnson (PF,C)
Rudy Gobert (C)
Steven Adams (C)
AJ Hammons (C)
I feel like I have a pretty good mix on this roster to both compete now and in the future. But there are also so obvious spots I could improve in. My 2 best SG's get injured all the time, my SF depth is not great and if Gobert and Adams don't develop like I hope they will I could use another big.
But what would you do if this was your roster?
- CWizzle CWizzle Sep 18, 2016 11:16 AM Flag
I can see very solid arguments for keeping Okafor, Russell, or Booker. But I just personally wouldn't take them over those first 5 options. But with all that potential in those guys I wouldn't fault anyone for choosing 1 of them either. Good luck.
- CWizzle CWizzle Sep 18, 2016 10:53 AM Flag
Thanks for the reply Pops. I put in a claim on Hernangomez but didn't bid enough. We get $100 for the season and someone bid $53 on him! They must really like him a lot. Although in such a deep league with 400 players owned, spending a lot of your budget on rookie right now isn't that bad of a thing. A player with significant value rarely, if ever gets dropped here throughout the year.
I like Bembry a lot. I watched a lot of film on him when I thought he might be on the Celtic's radar before the draft. And I still like him long term, but landing in Atlanta doesn't do much for his immediate value. Just not enough minutes to go around for Bazemore, Prince, Sefolosha and Bembry IMO.
I think Hammons is a HUGE question mark. He ha shown flashes of near greatness, and also flashes of JaVale McGee type boneheaded-ness. lol. But I still think the potential is there. As a Mavericks guy who do you think will be the backup center this year behind Bogut? I doubt Bogut will play more than 20-25 MPG. So there should be somewhere around 25 MPG available at center and the only other center on the roster is Mejri right? Unless they sign someone else I think Hammons could very well get the chunk of those minutes if he outplays Mejri in camp/preseason. But I'm not Mavs expert so I dont know, what do you think?
BTW, I ended up taking Hammons, Isaiah Whiteside and Malcolm Brogodon. I am really thin at SG. My 2 main SG's are very injury prone (Beal and E Gordon) and other than that the only other SG eligible guys on my roster are Jerian Grant, RJ Hunter and Hollis Thompson. Hope to make a trade for a better one, but at least now I have some decent future prospects at that position.
20 teams , 20 man rosters, LOTS of players involved here.
Didn't have a pick in this year's draft, but there are still a handful of rookies on waivers right now and am trying to decide which ONE or TWO to bid on. Bids need to be in by tonight. I have one completely droppable player so I'm for sure going to bid on at least 1 rookie. But I also have a couple fringe players. Guys like Cole Aldrich, Isaiah Canaan and RJ Hunter who would be useless in 90% of other leagues, but Canaan's 3's and Aldrich's blocks really helped me last year.
Those are the guy I have interest in, others are also available like: Yabusele, Zizic, Antic, Luwawu, Korkmaz, DIallo, Stone
- CWizzle CWizzle Sep 17, 2016 10:41 AM Flag
I'd take Harris for sure. You gotta remember he JUST turned 22 and showed a lot of promise last year when given the opportunity. If he continues to develop he should be a very positive contributor in the %'s, 3's steal and points, with room to improve in rebs and asts. The fact that Denver drafted Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley wouldn't scare me off from taking Harris, for the long or short term. He's just too good to completely pass over for those guys. I wouldn't be surprised if Mudiay, Murray and Harris all average over 20MPG by the all star break.
I'm a big fan of Alec Burks and think his injuries have really over shadowed his talent. IF he can stay healthy I think he'll turn a lot of heads at some point. BUT, unlike Harris, his competition for minutes are already proven players in Joe Johnson and Rodney Hood. JJ is a great veteran presence with still deadly 3 point aim, and Hood showed a huge jump last year in development. His youth and skill set make him valuable to the team and I don't see him losing many minutes from his 32MPG last year.
I always completely ignore MCW in fantasy. the low %'s, high TO's and lack of 3's and scoring are just too much to overlook. Especially if Giannis is really going to play PG this year.
- CWizzle CWizzle Sep 14, 2016 4:10 PM Flag
I'd probably go with the 1st five you listed. Bosh would be a definite if he was healthy, but with everything up in the air with him I'd let someone else take him. Then I'd probably take another elite PG with my 1st pick in the draft, and then most likely I'd just take best available for your other 6 picks. 7 1st rounders though?! That's crazy haha.
- CWizzle CWizzle Sep 10, 2016 1:07 PM Flag
I think it will be interesting to see what Orlando's rotations look like this season. Will Gordon play exclusively at the 3? What position will Jeff Green be playing, and how many minutes? Will the Magic be willing to pay $17mil/year to Biyombo for a 25 MPG bench role? How will Ibaka/Biyombo/Vucevic mesh together? I mean technically with 96 minutes to split between PF and C, Biyombo, Ibaka and Vucevic could all get 32 MPG each. But that's unlikely to happen, and would also mean guys like Jeff Green or Arron Gordon would see 0 minutes at the 4 spot. I don't know. I don't think Vucevic's value is going to go down much, if at all but I will be interested to see how that all plays out.
BTW, I think I got this post and the other post mixed up, hence my strange answer of Hood on the other one lol.
- CWizzle CWizzle Sep 10, 2016 12:57 PM Flag
No not exactly more like a mistake that I would change after re-reading this. For some reason even though he isn't listed on here at all, I thought that Nikola Vucevic was one of his keepers. LOL, don't ask me why. And I figured that with 2 bigs (Vuc and Davis) I wouldn't really want to take another big as a keeper, except for the fact that Gasol when healthy is a class or two above the rest of the options IMO and I would probably take his talent over team needs. But if I didn't want to gamble on his health, I would have looked at a different position, which would eliminate Jokic, Monroe and Randolph for me. Now, seeing that AD is his only PF/C keeper, I'd probably go with Gasol or Jokic.
My reasoning for picking Hood over any of the other non PF/C's listed was mainly personal preference. Holiday is too risky for me, KCP might be looking at a reduced role this year, and I don't think Payton hits enough 3's or scores enough to make up for his struggle in the %'s, even though his assists and steals are nice.That would leave me with Ariza or Hood. Ariza had WAY better value last season. But I have always liked Hood, think he will continue to progress and my personal preference is to take a young guy with my last keeper pick as opposed to an aging guy like ARiza, even if he has the better value as of today.
I think Hood will be the starting SG in Utah, but even if he comes off the bench I think he could still get plenty of minutes backing up the 2 and the 3 spots.
But I can see arguements for keeping almost any of those guys besides ZBo, and like I said, after re-reading it I would change mine to Gasol or Jokic anyways lol.
- CWizzle CWizzle Sep 10, 2016 9:17 AM Flag
Seriously? No I'm not going to drop Embiid. I drafted him top 3 a couple years ago and have been stashing him on my bench. Definitely not going to cut him just before he plays his first season.
- CWizzle CWizzle Sep 7, 2016 4:09 PM Flag
I'm leaning towards Morris as of right now. I really wish I knew what kind of role Biyombo was going to have in Orlando though. If he can't contribute the same amount in FG%, Rebs and Blks as last year then he might be the most expendable on my team. Especially if Nurkic takes a step forward in development and Embiid actually plays. Between Nurkic, Embiid, Howard, and Anderson I'd have decent depth at the PF/C spot.
- CWizzle CWizzle Sep 7, 2016 4:06 PM Flag
Forgot to mention that in addition to FT%, FTM is also a category as well as O-Rebounds so Howard is a little more valuable than in a league with regular categories. Even with his deficiencies I think I could get more value for him in a trade than the average FA available.
And I agree that Jokic looks NICE. But Nurkic hasn't been healthy, and when he's played he's put up pretty good stats in a very limited amount of time. I wouldn't give up on him yet. Especially if the Nuggets are ever successful trading away Faried. That's just my take on it though, you may be right, he might be the best option to drop.
Thanks fro responding!
- CWizzle CWizzle Sep 7, 2016 4:03 PM Flag
Ed Davis and Motiejunas are the only 2 out of that group (besides Mayo) that I would consider dropping. I'm a big UNC fan so I like Davis, and I'm 1/2 Lithuanian so I like DMo too lol. But I think I'd rather keep Davis over Motiejunas. I'd be worried that Festus Ezili would eat into Davis's minutes, but even in a 20MPG role he can be a decent low end source for rebounds, FG% and defensive stats.
I'm in a fairly deep h-2-h dynasty league. Finished last season with 2 players on IL. So going into this season I have to cut 2 players just to get my roster down to the max, and then cut a 3rd player if I want to use my draft pick, which I think would be the 14th pick in the rookie draft.
I like my team for this size league and am struggling to choose which 2 players I want to cut, let alone who the 3rd would be if there is a rookie I really like available at my draft spot. But I'm thinking I might possibly be over valuing my guys so I'm asking people not invested in this squad to tell me who they'd cut.
I can't exactly remember how the roster went, but I think it was something like:
PG,SG,SF,PF,C,Util,Util and then bench. I know it wasn't like my other leagues that are more like, PG,SG,G,SF,PF,F,C,C,Util,Util Bench.
Anyways, here's my roster:
JJ Barea is the only guy I am for sure going to cut. But for the other 1 or 2 cuts I'm not so sure.
I stil like RHJ's potential, especially with a big opportunity in BK this year.
I still think that Nurkic can be a force to be reckoned with when healthy even in a bench role.
Biyombo has stiffer competition in ORL with Vuc and Ibaka, but they signed him for a reason. Still think he should be able to get double digit rebounds and nice blocks this year.
Beverley isn't a fantasy stud, but very serviceable. and it's nice to have a 4th PG available, especially if Jrue is going to miss time.
Danny Green can't shoot the ball poorly for much longer... Right?! Even in a down year, his 3's steals and blocks were of value to me.
Marcus Morris might not get as many minutes this year, and he seems like the type that needs heavy minutes to produce. But it's hard giving up on someone who contributes across the board.
- CWizzle CWizzle Sep 5, 2016 9:15 AM Flag
Rotoworld still has him listed on the Rocket's depth chart. But technically I don't think he belongs to any team as of right now, since last I heard he has not signed a deal yet.
I think HOU will resign him though. Their front court is made up of either aging and/or injury prone guys, or young up and comers. Neither of which are going to be able to play tons and tons of minutes IMO. I really like what I've seen from both Harrell and Capela, but I don't think they are ready for starter minutes yet, and I highly doubt Nene will get more than 15-20 MPG max.
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