Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
- Dillon Dillon Nov 23, 2013 2:31 PM Flag
I suggest you watch Bynum play, that alone should be enough to convince you that his glory days are gone and not coming back. He is sluggish out there and can only play well for short stretches. Dump him, he's not worth the headache of questioning whether he's gonna play any given night or waiting on him to get injured again.
- Dillon Dillon Nov 19, 2013 5:52 PM Flag
Thad is good at what he does, and is having an admittedly disappointing start, but he just doesn't have as much in his toolbox as Hayward does. I would way rather have Hayward, he's arguably the best player on his team and even when he isn't playing well has the skills to get his team mates set up and contribute outside the points categories.
- Dillon Dillon Nov 19, 2013 5:45 PM Flag
If you're thinking long term (not just this season but next season and beyond) then I think Harris has the brightest future (talking career wise here, not just by the end of this season) and should hold onto the starting PF spot in Orlando as soon as he is healthy. I would give Harris about three weeks from now to start producing this year though. Jordan Hill is just a guy doing well in D'antoni's system. Take him out of that system, or if D'antoni decides to go another direction and his value dries up real real fast. He is a major sell high candidate in my book, not sure why you would drop him right now (not sure why you would drop any of these guys right now unless you're in a real shallow league). I think Lance Stephenson will hold onto the starting SG job in Indiana for the next few years. He has the Larry Bird stamp of approval already and I think he's gonna become a consistently good player. This is his year to really develop and I don't think Granger is any threat to his future either.
- Dillon Dillon Nov 19, 2013 5:32 PM Flag
Keep in mind that Buddinger is coming back in about 3 weeks and will be cutting into Brewer's floor time. Buddinger is a guy that Adelman really likes and was expected to be their starter this year, so even though Brewer is getting plenty of run right now, he might be in a time share a month from now. Just something to keep in mind.
- Dillon Dillon Nov 19, 2013 5:27 PM Flag
Drop Markieff Morris. He is consistently inconsistent and is competing for time with a player who is exactly like him in Phoenix. Actually exactly like him, right down to the tattoos and the DNA. He's also competing with Plumlee, Frye, Tucker and Green for minutes at the spots he plays, PF and SF. Not to mention Phoenix is a mess and no one could tell you who will be playing there or who will be starting three weeks from now with any confidence. You also have a lot of players that are better than Morris at SF and PF, and Harris is a better player than Morris at the same spots. Just be prepared to be patient, I predict a rough go in his first three weeks back. Beverly is struggling, but he fits your team's needs better and has some real potential.
- Dillon Dillon Nov 19, 2013 4:04 PM Flag
Vince Carter is definitely worth dropping and Burke is worth a flier at that low cost. I don't have real high hopes for Burke, he looked pretty bad in summer league, is recovering back into game shape, and he plays for Corbin whom I consider to be a terrible coach.That said, Utah is desperate for a PG and Burke should have very little competition for minutes even if he is just an ok player.
- Dillon Dillon Nov 18, 2013 3:23 PM Flag
I agree with Joe D. One side comes out better in my opinion, but I see no reason to veto this deal. You can't veto deals just cause you don't like them, that makes for a bad league where no trades can happen and teams stagnate. A bad deal is not cheating, it's just a bad deal. Vetoes are to stop cheating from happening.
He's the best player on the Kings not named DeMarcus Cousins. He's definitely worth an add and should be a contender for the 6th man of the year award if he doesn't steal the starting PG job from Grievis Vasquez first.
I like the Pacers this year.
The Heat are still the team to beat, but the Pacers have more depth than they did last year and I see them as neck and neck with the Heat right now.
Unless you are in an insanely deep league, you should be dumping both of these guys. I'd take a guy like PJ Tucker over either of them right now, but I bet you might have better options than even that on the wire. My advice, don't confuse name with game.
Which underperforming SG would you roll with tonight? James Anderson Vs. GSW or Dion Waiters Vs. Minny. I know this is not a sexy question, but I gotta fill my SG position with one of these scrubs. Let me know who you like.
- Dillon Dillon Oct 29, 2013 3:58 PM Flag
Kobe's value is at an all time low right now. You might get Bogut for him, but there's no way anyone should accept those other offers. If they do, take it and run. There's really no telling what kind of health Kobe will be in, or how much of a risk he is for reinjury. I'd rather not gamble on him and I'm betting most managers feel the same right now.
- Dillon Dillon Sep 30, 2013 5:55 PM Flag
Manu kills that deal for you. Horford is the best player in that bunch, but you're giving up too much there for him with this deal.
Try to get someone better than Manu back if you want to make that deal.
- Dillon Dillon Sep 30, 2013 2:26 AM Flag
I'm sure you could go all bigs, but it just doesn't do you much good, especially when PF is one of the deeper positions right now. Overdoing it on the big man stats means you'll be fishing for Guards and SFs later of far lesser quality. Locking down talent across spots and having building blocks in other stats is better than hording all the bigs.
I can't give advice on Rondo, he's injured, Boston's a mess and I'm staying away from him this season. Players that can't get on the court do you no good, no matter how known they are.
- Dillon Dillon Sep 29, 2013 7:02 AM Flag
Better yet, Keep Cousins and trade him for another PG that gets solid steals, Dimes and threes with decent FG%. Lawson is a good target, you might even be able to get Lawson and another nice piece for Cousins. Good luck
- Dillon Dillon Sep 29, 2013 6:58 AM Flag
I don't like a punt FT build, it's hard to pull off and it usually can get a team through a regular season in H2H, but ends up being an Achilles heel when the chips start to come down in the playoffs. That said, if that's the road you're going down, here's how I'd approach it. It will involve dumping better players for better fits in this scheme and will probably seem absurd to most people here.
You're gonna be running on dominating 4 cats here, trying to keep up in 2, scraping by in 2 and just straight giving up 1. That's just what you're in for here.
I'd concentrate on building off 4 core stats, BLK, REB, FG%, and steals.PTS and AST are the stats you'll be good but not great in, threes and TO's will be a crapshoot every week. FT% is obviously out the window
Keep your best PG, Conley, elite STLS, solid all around. You can't go all bigs and he's the best guard here
Keep Dwight and Drummond to dominate BLK, REB and FG% and decent STLs
Keep Thad, he's great for this build and should be eligible for SF, a hard slot to fill
Last choice is tough, but it's probably Dragic (better fit than Cousins, who is a better player)
I don't have a lot of faith in anyone in Brooklyn. Though Bro Lo's numbers from last year look good here, I can see Garnett and Pierce taking a big chunk out of his production. I'm a Kings fan so I love/hate Cousins in general and think he's gonna have a monster year, but his TOs are tough to swallow, his BLK, FG% and FT% are meh, great REB and AST though. Vuc is great, but I think you have his stats covered and you can pick up a big that gets decent numbers in his strong cats.
From here you need to build AST, 3PM and PTS and try to minimize any hurt on your FG% or TOs. Calderon, Kawhi, Danny Green, Korver, Kevin Martin are guys to target. you will basically be allergic to SGs with this build, so that will be a tough spot. SFs and PGs that are eligible for SG are your friends here. Look for bigs that boost your core stats and PGs with decent FG% to tar
- Dillon Dillon Sep 28, 2013 1:37 AM Flag
That guy ain't sleeping, he's in a coma.
I seriously hope he makes me eat those words cause I really like the Kid, but he's not worth having even in deep leagues right now. Unless LMA goes down with a big injury he is bench fodder picking up garbage time.
- Dillon Dillon Sep 27, 2013 1:21 PM Flag
10 teams is shallow and I'd say you picked up too much risk here.
Bynum, McGee, Burke, Amare, Galanari are all sketchy picks. Just having one of those guys would be fine, but having all of them, you better start getting ready to stream players in from the FA pool. Trade everyone of those guys for a bag of peanuts if you can, seriously, take anything you can get and start bringing in players that can stay on the court and produce.
I'm not a fan of DeRozan, he's too one dimensional. Normally I would really like the Oladipo pick, but with all the risk you already have, he's just a bit more risk to take on. I'd hold onto him and see if he pans out (I think he will) but if someone offers you a stud for him, I would take it.
In a 10 team league you are off to a rough start with this squad, time to start doing some damage control. Your core players are Irving, Aldridge, Vucevic and Kemba. Start building around them and consider everyone else as trade pieces. Deng and Iggy are decent pieces to hold onto if you really want them, but everyone else has got to go.
- Dillon Dillon Sep 26, 2013 9:54 PM Flag
I don't quite know what to say, you just described Sanders as a 15 and 10 guy who is also a blocking machine. I actually think that's closer to what his averages will be than his ceiling. I'd project him at averages of 13 and 11 with 3 blocks and 1 steal a game. What more can I possibly say to convince you that he's worth drafting ahead of the big name guys? How many 15 and 10 blocking machines do you think there are in the league? Like most shot blockers not named Hibbert or Ibaka, his FT% leaves a bit to be desired, but he's better than Howard or Drummond. After those guys you'll be taking on a good chunk of risk if you want an elite shot blocker: McGee (insane), Bogut (always injured), D Jordan (stinks like doghouse), Biyombo (really just stinks), Asik (will he even get enough minutes?) and all are rotten at the FT line.