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    Rate my team and moves heading into the playoffs

    by Ben Mar 6, 2015 1:57 PM

    yeah i was thinking someone else isntead of rondo and drummond and duncan. During the draft it was Cousins and Kyrie or westbrook and aldridge. Drummond or Marc Gasol or Horford. Duncan or Pau Gasol. Terrence Jones or Monroe. Everything else i was taking who i wanted pretty much. I definately have an eye for talent and upside. My team could have been absolutely absurd minus a few things and injuries piling up. I'm just hoping im dominant in enough categories to get 5 points each week. It's also tough sitting on a team you drafted all year. Thing is i waived got rid of burke and bradley because of their percentages but late season they are coming on. Burke is basically a poor mans kemba right now. He may be kemba come playoffs where kemba is slow coming back. Smart is a rookie and i also knew bradley was about to heat up when Rondo got traded but went even more long term with Smart. Hopefully he will come on soon. It might have to wait until next year with him though. The same goes for Gilchrist. I think he's a big sleeper but it might not be until next year. He's like Terrence Jones last year without the blocks.

    It's weird how it goes. Had I not been making moves I might not have gotten Whiteside. Had I stayed with the team i drafted i might have gotten Jeremy Lin somewhere. It just works out that way.

  • Reply to

    Rate my team and moves heading into the playoffs

    by Ben Mar 6, 2015 1:57 PM

    Not a bad squad but at a quick glance it looks like teams that are stacked with 3 point shooters or elite PG's might give you trouble (depending on how Kemba comes back and which Rondo shows up when you need him.) It's also hard to get a feel for your %'s. You have a couple horible FT% guys like Drummond and Rondo but at least neither are crazy high volume FT shooters. You also have some pretty bad FG% guys like Rondo, Kemba, Mo-Will and Smart.
    Having Butler out is going to hurt. If Duncan rests it will hurt, and if the bad Rondo shows up it will hurt.
    I'd say you have a 60/40 chance at winning, but that's obviously a total guess.
    Your bigs should at least help you be competitive in FG%, REB, and BLKs.

  • Ok here it is folks. I know you've all been waiting patiently after a year of advice from this board and my own ingenuity. Some tough moves this year. I waived some good players due to injuries, not playing well at the time, but also made some really strong pickups I feel. I think my team was really strong how it was drafted. But might have improved some? Lost Sully due to injury. Swapped out Sully, Terrence Jones, Avery Bradley, Burke, Jeff Green, Gorgui Dieng, For Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Hassan Whiteside, Kidd Gilchrist, Demarre Carroll and Mo Williams.

    pg-westbrook
    sg-butler
    g-kemba
    sf-draymond green
    pf-Aldridge
    f-favors
    c-Duncan
    c-Drummond
    util-whiteside
    util-carroll
    b-rondo
    b-gilchrist
    b-mo wil
    b-smart

    Waived Jones when Josh Smith was signed and Jones was out for another 6 weeks. Waived Gorgui at the start of the year as he was my last pick, looking for a pg, when someone waived Jennings. Had Jennings then Augustin. When Augustin got traded picked up Kemba. With Kemba due back this week and Mo remaining a starter might work out. Weird thing is I wasn't sold on my picks up Rondo, Drummond(free throws), and Duncan(age) to start the year. I wanted a different pg and the gasol brothers. To think of the big men I could have had. Got the best player in westbrook though. The best waiver pickup in Whiteside and improved my pg position. I also wanted a 3 pt bomber. I wanted Korver where I took Jeff Green. Carroll is a good consolation prize due to trades of green and rondo. Got the steal of the draft in butler. MAybe the best team I ever drafted. My final 5 picks were Jones, Bradley, Green, Burke and Dieng. All good picks with Bradley and burke turning it up late. I tried to do that and remain patient but tough sometimes. Lin and Lopez are the best two free agents as of yesterday. I wanted lin during the draft but he was taken before burke so I took burke. Grabbed Smart when Rondo was dealt and Lin then Mo will over Bradley and Burke.

  • Even though a lot can change from now til then, I'm still looking ahead and trying to figure out who to drop form my dynasty league before our next rookie draft?
    18 team h-2-h dynasty league with standard 9 categories PLUS O-reb and D-Reb as well as FGM and FTM.
    Not exactly sure who my weakest link is? If the season ended right now I'd have the 11th overall pick in the rookie draft, my record is more likely to get worse than better since I have so many injuries.
    If you had to pick today which one of these guys would you drop?
    Kyle Lowry (PG) INJ
    Jrue Holiday (PG) INJ
    Isaiah Thomas (PG,SG)
    Patrick Beverley (PG,SG)
    Ben McLemore (SG)
    Jeff Green (SG,SF)
    Marcus Morris (SF,PF)
    Jared Sullinger (PF,C) INJ
    Dwight Howard (PF,C) INJ
    Jusuf Nurkic (C) INJ
    Joel Embiid (C) INJ
    Timofey Mozgov (C)

    I feel like my 2 weakest links are Green and Morris but they are also my only 2 SF eligible guys. I know I have a surplus of bigs but I don't think I could drop any of them and I like to build my team around PG an PF/C depth.

  • Reply to

    HUGE trade

    by Pika_Stache Mar 5, 2015 2:45 AM

    Nice, good luck. I just screwed myself over in 1 league. I turned down a couple decent offers for my Wes Matthews, and then the night of our league's trade deadline he goes out for hte season lol. Oh well. Hope you have better luck with your guys.

  • Reply to

    Drop Which on for PJ Tucker?

    by Space7 Mar 4, 2015 2:29 PM

    id drop Clarkson

  • Reply to

    HUGE trade

    by Pika_Stache Mar 5, 2015 2:45 AM

    You won it on depth. Milsap is better than Whiteside tho.

  • Reply to

    Drop Which on for PJ Tucker?

    by Space7 Mar 4, 2015 2:29 PM

    Well you've got Irving and Hill for PG too. So get Tucker, a rest-of-season keeper over those young guards. You could really flip a coin to pick which guard to drop.

  • Reply to

    Pick 4

    by Chustri Mar 2, 2015 9:04 PM

    I have no issue at all, what about offering Drummond and Klay or Leonard (maybe throw in a 2nd round pick or 1st round pick) for AD? keep PG, Klay/Leonard, Cousins and AD?

    Im currently beating the first place team 8-0

  • Reply to

    Best/Worst fantasy trades of the year?

    by CWizzle Feb 26, 2015 11:51 AM

    This one will probably go down as the best trade of my fantasy basketball life:

    I got:
    James Harden
    Greg Monroe

    I lost:
    Goran Dragic
    Joe Johnson
    Joakim Noah

    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.

  • Reply to

    HUGE trade

    by Pika_Stache Mar 5, 2015 2:45 AM

    Thanks for your response! My only concern is I did take on some players with weaker P/O schedules and Morris may get suspended in the near future haha.

  • Reply to

    HUGE trade

    by Pika_Stache Mar 5, 2015 2:45 AM

    Do it, budenhozer is going to rest guys soon (they're 10 games up on second place in the East)

  • Reply to

    HUGE trade

    by Pika_Stache Mar 5, 2015 2:45 AM

    Thanks a lot Cwizzle, I made the trade for sure. I needed the extra rebounding & blocks and can handle the minor loss in assists/stls. It was VERY difficult shipping Millsap away after it took me so long to get him (since last year) haha.

  • Reply to

    John Wall trade

    by Corey D. Mar 3, 2015 1:24 PM

    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.

  • Reply to

    John Wall trade

    by Corey D. Mar 3, 2015 1:24 PM

    I agree with Pika. Wall is the best player involved and Favors/Smart wouldn't be enough for me to part with Wall unless I was extremely desperate for a big, and especially not enough when you throw in Ed Davis too. He isnt a stud, but he offers goo FG%, rebs and blocks.
    I think Favors/Jones is much more fair. But if you think that's a horrible deal then good luck. There's a reason why you think your deal was fair and the other manager declined it.

  • Reply to

    HUGE trade

    by Pika_Stache Mar 5, 2015 2:45 AM

    Millsap an Whiteside give you different things. Millsap will be better for 3's, steals and assists while Whiteside should be more consistent with rebounds and a lot better in blocks. Whiteside has better FG% but Millsaps isn't bad,but on the flipside Milllsap is a big that doesn't hurt you in FT%. Even though Whiteside's attempts are low, he still is a bad FT shooter. And watching him shoot I don't think it's a case of a guy who shoots a bad percentage on 2 attempts per game, but when he gets 6 attempts per game he does much better. His stroke looks really weird and I don't see it getting better.
    I think the Whiteside/Morris side has more overall value, but it all comes down to team needs.

  • 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.

    I get:
    Ty Lawson
    David West
    Wes Matthews

    I lose:
    Greg Monroe
    Reggie Jackson
    Tony Snell

    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?

  • MY Millsap, Derozan, MKG, & McCallum for HIS Whiteside, Markieff Morris, Aaron Brooks, & Covington.
    14 h2h league. I still dont think Millsaps value is the same as Whitesides but this isnt a bad depth move. What do you guys think?

  • Reply to

    Drop Which on for PJ Tucker?

    by Space7 Mar 4, 2015 2:29 PM

    I think your depth at SG/SF is better than your depth at strictly PG so I'd probably stay put.
    Tucker very well may end up having the best value for the rest of the season, but I think you need your PG's more.
    But if you think you really need those extra rebounds then I think Burke is the better drop over Clarkson actually. Although I really don't know who will produce better from here on out between TB and Clarkson.

  • Reply to

    Which FA?

    by Orcafat Mar 4, 2015 1:57 PM

    If you value consistent 3's over anything else then Redick is probably the best option. But I think Tucker or Snell will have best overall production with Tucker having the best combo of 3's and steals and Snell the most likelihood to get more 3's. I think I like Tucker overall, but taking a chance on Snell could pay off with Butler gone. He's looking good so far, but Tucker has the better track record and has put up value for alonger period of time.
    I don't trust Ilyasova to put up consistent value even in a 20 team league lol. If he proves me wrong while on another manager's roster I'm OK with that. I'd rather see that happen than take a chance on him and have him be a complete flop, again.

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