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I'm 1st in the playoffs and I'm cruising through the 1st round. However I did lose Klay for the week. I'm more threatened by my next week opponent at this point. I'd drop Ish Smith or Brandon Bass. 14h2h league. Thanks.
Thanks ALOT Wizzle. It means alot that you took the time to answer my question in deatails instead of the traditional response on here of "yes" or "no" You explained your reasoning well, and for that I think you.
1st of all, I'm not sure why people like Mike even bother coming here. Nobody cares if he wouldn't have ever drafted Pekovic. Unless you have a time machine and can go back and change it, then there's nothing you can do about it now, and that response helps nothing.
Anyways, if this were my team I'd feel comfortable dropping Pek for Ed Davis. This is the type of comparison where at a very quick 1st glance at the stat sheet you'd think Pek was the obvious choice here. But when you look deeper I think Davis is the better option. Pek is a GREAT 2 category fantasy player when healthy. But beyond that, there is a lot left to be desired. His inconsistent FG%, utter lack of defensive stats, with no 3's or assists to make up for it and his injury history paint the real picture of him.
In dynasty, Davis being 3 years younger is a plus. The fact that he is a positive contributor in FG%, blocks and usually rebounds in an inconsistent limited role is also a plus. I've always thought that if Davis can make that next step forward into a 30 MPG role and keep his consistency he'd be a great addition to any team, either in real life or for fantasy. Who's to say if that will ever happen. Whether it's his fault, or his coaches fault he hasn't been able to take that next step yet, even while being in a couple pretty decent situations.
But I just like his upside, health and youth better than Pek. Even if the next game that they are both healthy Pek puts up 20 and 10 while Davis puts up 8 and 13.
But that's just me.
BTW, Pekovic 3 years ago was closing in on averaging a double double while shooting above 50% from the field and decent % from the line, and was showing hints of potentially being able to average a steal and a block per game. I believe he was also a top 70 player that year. If he continued to improve a lot of people thought he had top 50 or beter potential... Looking back, it's very easy to say what you would or wouldn't have done. But at the time he looked promising.
nope, I traded MCW for parker, traded cousins/Johnson for Lebron/Val, I think I picked up Middleton, lost bosh, looked at a few bigs before picking up Gallo a week or so ago (he was actually one of my picks this year but I dropped him long ago)
Do you have a 1st round bye? If you do I'd stick with Crawford, if not it's up in the air IMO. If Crawford comes back in exactly 10 days from yesterday's update then you'd still have him for 2 days in your 1st round and you will only miss out on 1 game from him since the Clips only play 3 games that week. So in his best case scenario for a return you'd only lose 1 game from him. Stuckey has 4 games next week.
I'd be wary about Crawford actually coming back that soon since the update says "at least 10 days" and he will bevery important if the Clips want to actually do anything in the playoffs.
I'd tend to lean towards dropping him for Stuckey because he's the sure thing. But if Crawford really comes back in 10 days I'd rather have him.
So instead of MCW you have Parker. Instead of Johnson you have Middleton. Instead of Cousins you have Lebron. Instead of Thompson you have Gallo and instead of Bosh you have Valanciunas? You must have traded Bosh before he went down.
1st of all you make it seem like I'M high on Drummond and nobody else is lol. EVERYBODY can see the potential in that kid, except you apparently. And honestly if you can't see why me or 99.9% of the rest of the world are high on him then I respectfully don't really care about your opinion.
Since this was an unpopular post I figured I'd have a bit of fun and give you all an update, I didn't catch up but I'll be making it deep in the playoffs with this team:
Conley, Tony Parker, Kemba, Korver, Middleton, Gallinari, Lebron, Parsons, Dieng, Noel, Whiteside, Valunciunas and Gobert.
He's dropped Jack, Green and Augustin for Shved, Terrence Jones and Reggie Jackson.
Think I gotta chance?
Add Stuckey...I dropped Crawford as I'm already in week one of playoffs...I'd rather have a semi-productive player in Stuckey than a stash in Crawford who would at best get you some production in your last week of playoffs.
In my league, there is one week left in the regular season before the playoffs begin. I am in 1st by 8 1/2 in a 9-cat league. Do I drop Jamal Crawford? My other PGs are Bledsoe, Conley, and Brooks. If I do, do I add Rodney Stuckey who is available in the league? Or do I hold on to Crawford?
I've had him for 3 years..He wasn't injured when I drafted him. In fact, 3 years ago he was pretty darn good.
So you never answered my question.
Anyone else have any input?
Not sure why you're high on Drummond. While the boards and blocks are nice, thats it for him. The fg% doesn't help much as he doesn't score a lot of points to influence your team's results. He contributes nothing in 3's and assists (not unusual for a big ) and the ft% is a killer. His high ranking at the start of the year was the result of a 62% fg, which is unsustainable. Of the 4 mentioned, he'd be 4th.
I'm in the playoffs in my league, and have 4 guys injured (Matthews, Burks, Pekovic, Sullinger) Would you drop Pekovis for Ed Davis? I really hate losing Pekovic for the future, but if his ankle is always gonna both him, what good is he to me? What would you do?
Once he is dropped he's free game.
The K with the box around it just stays by his name all year because Yahoo doesn't update it till the end.
For just the rest of this season? Or including future potential?
For just this year I'd rank them:
*Hamilton is a wild card IMO. A 3 game sample size isnt enough for me, but if he keeps up that pace, he'd be listed 1st. The reason I ranked Hibbert so low is because lately his minutes have been held in check to the point where he can only be considered a block specialist. I consider Henson a block specialist right now as well, but as of late his low end rebounds and decent FG% have both been better than Hibbert. I'm sure most people will rank Hibbert higher based on his name and past performances, but I don't see his minutes going up in the next 2 weeks.
Aldrich won't help you in scoring 9 times out of 10, and his FG% is usually either great or horrible,but also on low enough attempts to not make or break you. As a specialist he has outperformed Hibbert and Henson in both rebounds and blocks lately in a 20 minute or less per game role. I don't see anyone challenging him enough these next couple weeks to effect his minutes negatively. If anything they should go up.
Lopez's nice FG% was what brought his decent rebounds and blocks to the next level IMOso I ranked him 1st.
Pekovic would probably be ranked somewhere in the middle if he was healthy and you didn't care about D-stats, but with his lack of blocks and injury I rank himlast.
I'd actually go with Adams over Bismack. He has been just as good as Biyombo in rebounds and blocks and has bigger potential on offense, and if Ibaka misses anymore time he'll definitely be the better choice.
But like you said, go with Drummond if healthy, obviously.
And I know it's hard to bench him in a deep league (I own him in an 18 team dynasty) but I'd have to strongly consider benching Thompson and playing both biyombo and Adams. That would bolster your blocks. And Although Thompson can put up 18 and 14 on any given night, lately he's been almost consistent with his inconsistency. 1 good game, then a bad game, then a good game... At that rate you'll get 2 good outings and 2 #$%$ ones from him this week. With little defensive stats even in the good ones. Both Adams and Biyombo have been better rebounders lately as well, so you wouldn't really be losing out on all that much.
That's what I'd do if it were my squad.
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