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- Corey D. Corey D. Mar 21, 2015 12:59 PM Flag
Nope, all taken before these injuries. The only "replacement" guy I got was Anthony Morrow, who has been hot lately but doesn't do much besides shoot 3s. It's just a depressing way to end a really good season.
- Corey D. Corey D. Mar 20, 2015 2:17 PM Flag
Welp, so much for that. Terrence Jones is done with a collapsed lung. This is insane. My whole team was built on rebounds and shot blocking, and now I'm going to have to reinvent my team at the 11th hour. I feel like my team is a metaphor for the Thunder's entire season: Incredibly talented roster that's just cursed with injuries.
- Corey D. Corey D. Mar 20, 2015 1:38 PM Flag
Yeah, I was at least able to pick up Taj Gibson for Len and Hibbert for Ibaka, so I lucked out some there. I also dropped Holiday for Schroder and Durant for Anthony Morrow, so I at least should have a healthy roster next week (if Terrence Jones can play). But man, it's crazy trying to completely re-invent my team in the second week of the playoffs.
I finished the season second in my league, got a first-round bye, looked like I'm almost guaranteed to win some money. And then I lose Ibaka, Monroe, Lowry, Len and Terrence Jones, and I already had Durant and Jrue Holiday out. This is an unbelievable run of horrible injury luck for the playoffs. I'm now trying to slap together a roster of scraps just to win one playoff game.
I have to drop Ibaka (which really makes me sad) after the announcement he's done for the rest of the regular season. There's pretty slim pickings on the wire, but Taj Gibson is available. He seems pretty close to coming back and I'm on bye this week, so should I pull the trigger on him?
Heading into the playoffs, Len's consistent ankle problems are really starting to concern me. Nurkic is obviously coming off an injury too, but he hasn't had the chronic problems that Len has. It's a bit of a risk, since we don't yet know how Nurkic will fit into Hunt's new system and Len could come back and start blocking six shots a game again, but for a run through the playoffs which would you rather have?
I figure these two are pretty much the same player, they do the same things well. Len has been outstanding for me through spurts, but he seems to have significant ankle issues that come up all the time. Nurkic is coming off an injury too, but that could just be an isolated incident. Len is the only big man on my team that I'd consider dropping, so which would you rather have?
- Corey D. Corey D. Mar 13, 2015 3:39 PM Flag
Yeah, I think I agree with you. Even if his ankle injury causes him to miss a few games, that's okay. I don't need production until two weeks from now, after my first-round bye. I figure by then, Schroder should get some spot starts when the Hawks rest their starters. He'll put up decent numbers even when everyone plays, but any time Teague gets a rest Schroder should put up really good numbers.
- Corey D. Corey D. Mar 13, 2015 3:29 PM Flag
That's what I was thinking. Since I have a bye and won't need production for another two weeks, I figure by then the Hawks will likely be resting guys regularly. Schroder puts up serviceable stats anyway, but if he takes over as a starter a few times he should put up very good numbers. I figure Jack only has the same high upside if D-Will gets hurt.
I need one more PG for the rest of the season, and these are the three best on the market. Our playoffs start next week and I'm going to have a bye, so I don't need to worry about anything until two weeks from now. So who would you take?
I'm finally cutting bait on Jrue Holiday. I've been stubborn about it because there haven't been any worthwhile replacements and I'm going to have a bye in the playoffs, so I thought he'd come back. But clearly he's not close to a return and I need to let him go. I picked Beno Udrih for a spot start today, but who should I focus on picking up as a long-term replacement: Dennis Schroder or Jarrett Jack?
- Corey D. Corey D. Mar 6, 2015 1:28 PM Flag
I decided not to take it, I'd be giving up too much rebounding and my main competition in this league has an incredible front court but no point guards. And then Wes Matthews got hurt for the season after I declined it, which is incredibly sad but also reaffirming that I made the right choice.
- Corey D. Corey D. Mar 5, 2015 4:20 PM Flag
This one will probably go down as the best trade of my fantasy basketball life:
Keep in mind, this was about a week before the Pistons cut Josh Smith, so Monroe wasn't doing much. But still, this is now looking like the fleecing of the century. I also acquired Reggie Jackson (at the beginning of the season, a couple days before he came back from injury) and Nene for Iguodala and Channing Frye.
- Corey D. Corey D. Mar 5, 2015 2:13 PM Flag
I didn't say I thought my deal was fair. I thought it might be close enough that he'd be willing to take it, especially since he's very strong in assists and horrible in rebounding. But giving up Favors and Jones is asinine. That's giving up about 17-20 rebounds per game to get back 6-7 in Ed Davis. There's also a reason I've been very successful with the trades I've worked this season and am in first place in the league. I don't throw away huge numbers in any category.
I'm always looking for way of improving my team, and this is the best offer I've received heading into trade deadline day. What do you guys think?
For reference, my frontline also includes Ibaka, Millsap, Favors, Len and Terrence Jones. My other sources of assists are Harden and Kyle Lowry.
Alright, today is our trade deadline. This is the best offer I've received and I'm wondering if you guys think I should take it.
Obviously the biggest concern here is the huge rebounding hit I'm going to take. Monroe is a beast on the boards and West, not so much. Jackson is also probably a more reliable scorer and rebounder than Lawson, but getting Matthews in exchange for Snell could be huge in the playoffs if Jimmy Butler comes back early. So I'm kind of torn here. What do you guys think?
- Corey D. Corey D. Mar 4, 2015 12:53 PM Flag
Give up Favors AND Terrence Jones? God no. That would be a horrible deal. He ended up not taking it, so I'm just going to stick with the team I have. I may have to punt assists, but I should consistently win so many other categories that I should be okay in the playoffs.
- Corey D. Corey D. Mar 3, 2015 10:56 PM Flag
Yeah, everything in our league is standard except we also have a 10th category: double-doubles. Another category I've been decimating lately with Ibaka, Monroe, Favors and Jones.
What do you think of this deal? I offered it, so do you think it's a solid deal for me and do you think it's even enough that he'll take it?
For context, my frontline is stacked right now. I have Durant, Millsap, Ibaka, Monroe, Favors, Terrence Jones and Alex Len. I'm crushing teams in rebounds and blocks even with Durant out. However, my No. 1 PG is Kyle Lowry, who has been a colossal disappointment lately and is now injured.
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