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I've made some pretty good moves and my team is pretty solid, but I've ended up with just one player at PF and a bunch of guys who are just centers. So I'm wondering if you think I should try to move someone in a 1-for-1 deal to get a PF and allow myself more flexibility. Here's my team:
SF- Rodney Hood
PF- Mason Plumlee
F- J.R. Smith
Util- Jrue Holiday
Bench- Devin Booker, Myles Turner, Ish Smith, Jokic
As you can see, I'm pretty set at C with Whiteside, Gortat, Valanciunas, Turner and Jokic. Should I try moving one of them for a PF of relatively equal value? The offer I have out right now is Valanciunas for Thad Young. Valanciunas seems like the best candidate to be moved, since he has solid value but isn't quite as consistent as Gortat or elite in any category like Whiteside. So should I move Val? Or should I hold out and hope that either Turner or Jokic starts playing enough minutes at the 4 that PF gets added to their position list?
- Corey D. Corey D. Jan 25, 2016 4:30 PM Flag
Just for context's sake, I also have Lillard, Holiday and Ish Smith at PG, and Booker, Ariza and Hood at SG/SF, so I'm at least pretty solid in both of those areas without Kemba and JR.
Would you do this deal?
I'm aware he's only offering this deal so he can get rid of Jeremy Lin while he has some value before Batum comes back, but getting Horford and Harris is still tempting, and I don't think losing JR Smith for Lin is that big of a loss (especially since I can sign Gary Harris off the wire to help alleviate some of the lost 3-pointers). I also don't think Kemba will have as much value once Batum comes back and they start running the offense through him at times again.
- Corey D. Corey D. Dec 29, 2015 6:23 PM Flag
You have to move someone to the IL spot first, which creates an open roster spot. Then you can add a free agent without using a spot. But I don't know why you'd want to keep Bledsoe regardless, considering the Suns announced he's done for the season. The only reason there would be to keep him is if you're in a dynasty league.
The guy who owns Paul George in my league is panicking about his slump and wants to trade him away. I'm trying to come up with a reasonable offer for him that doesn't hurt me in many categories, and my best trade piece is Kemba Walker (I also have Lillard, but don't want to trade him away). He doesn't have many other pieces that interest me, so a deal is becoming a little tough to piece together. But what do you think of this one:
I badly want to include Leuer for another big into any deal I do because I think it's a strong possibility that the Suns trade Markieff Morris and get back a starting-level PF, which would essentially make Leuer useless after next month. Is this deal solid enough that this guy will consider it but also will help me in the long run?
- Corey D. Corey D. Dec 11, 2015 1:00 AM Flag
I didn't officially offer that deal. We were talking about trades and I wanted Rubio. I started with a higher asking price, and then eventually just brought up Rubio/Sully just to see what he'd say, and he still said no. That shocked me, so I just stopped trying to deal with that guy.
But I tried getting Vucevic/Darren Collison, Favors/Parker, Wall/Jefferson, Aldridge/Reggie Jackson ... and nothing. Not even a nibble. I even got responses that I was asking for way too much and my offers were ridiculous. I thought those were all pretty fair offers. So I obviously didn't get equal value, but I had to make a deal to address rebounds and assists immediately.
- Corey D. Corey D. Dec 10, 2015 9:01 PM Flag
Nobody in my league wanted Klay, as weird as it sounds. I tried shopping him to acquire Favors, Ibaka, Millsap, Rubio, among other. Somebody wouldn't take take Klay and T. Jones for Rubio and Sullinger. Everybody said I was trying to oversell. This was essentially the only trade I could get done that actually addressed my areas of weakness. It really bummed me out that I couldn't get more value.
My team has been crushing opponents in 3s, but I've been suffering badly in rebounds and assists. So I gave up Klay Thompson and Terrence Jones for Gortat and Jrue Holiday. Do you think this will end up looking like a good deal? We have a 10th category for double-doubles, which Gortat also helps in. So after the trade my team looks like this (it's a 12-team league, by the way):
PF- Marvin Williams
F- Joe Johnson
Util- Gortat, Holiday, Rodney Hood
Bench- Calderon, Leuer, Koufos, Mo Williams
Once Valanciunas returns, I think I'm pretty set with big men. A trio of Whiteside, Valanciunas and Gortat is pretty solid. And I think I can stomach the loss of Klay's 3s with Ariza, Covington and Hood. I'm also considering dropping Koufos and grabbing Markieff Morris, just in case he gets traded and ends up starting somewhere. But what do you guys think?
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