FANTASY BASKETBALL TRADE MARKET (Week 3)
“.. This is what you get for marrying the hot Kardashian“
BY SIR FANTASY DRAKE
In this article Sir Fantasy Drake will headline a few key players he would sell, or buy. You can ask questions about other players value and either Sir Fantasy or Muntradamus will answer your questions.
*Players that value may not get any better and you should cash in now.
DANNY GRANGER (F) PACERS
With the additions of David West and George Hill, plus the added scoring of Collison, Hibbert, Hansbrough and Paul George, the shots simply aren’t there anymore for Danny Granger to put up the kind of numbers we’re used to seeing from him. He is only averaging around 15 PPG so far this year and has only topped 20 twice, including a 6-point performance against Miami. He also seems to be having trouble fitting in with this group, as he is shooting a miniscule 30.4% from the field. Target Luol Deng in return for Granger. Deng is a better rebounder, plays more minutes and gets more assists. SELL Danny Granger.
RAY ALLEN (G) CELTICS
The king of 3-pointers has come out on fire this season, shooting a ridiculous 63.4% from beyond the arc and averaging a little over 20 PPG. But as great as Ray Allen is, not even he can keep this up. Remember, Allen is 36 years old and he has worn down in seasons past, this process will only speed up with all the games he’s about to play. His 3 point percentage will inevitably come down as will his PPG, especially with Paul Pierce returning. His stock may be peaking right now so SELL Ray Allen and look to acquire James Harden, or Ty Lawson if you need more assists on your team.
MARIO CHALMERS (G) HEAT
If he’s on your team, there will never be a better opportunity in his career to trade Mario Chalmers for a consistent fantasy contributor. With Wade sitting the last couple games and LeBron out against Atlanta, Chalmers had a career night on national television, with 29 points, 8 assists and even adding 7 rebounds. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out this was an anomaly because first of all, when they’re back James and Wade will take over the scoring, and also because Chalmers simply isn’t that good. Trade him now while his stock is soaring for another guard who has a bigger role on his team such as Nick Young.
*Players that have value that will go up as the season rolls on.
D.J. AUGUSTIN (G) BOBCATS
D.J. Augustin is the real deal this year. He has improved every year of his career and he is now the best player on a bad team. And for a point guard this means when he wants to score, that’s what he’ll do, and when he wants to pass, he can rack up assists. His shot has also improved this year (40% from 3) and he plays just about the whole game. BUY D.J. Augustin.
DANILO GALLINARI (F) NUGGETS
It’s hard to believe that right now Danilo Gallinari is a top ten fantasy player for his position, but he is. He plays in a run n’ gun system in Denver where he gets a lot of easy shots to score on (except against the Lakers), and everyone knows about his 3-point shooting prowess. But interestingly, he is only shooting 24.4% from deep, but still averaging 17 PPG. This tells me that his scoring will go up once he finds his range again. BUY Gallinari.
KRIS HUMPHRIES (F) NETS
Finally, if your team needs a solid double-double guy, don’t be afraid to turn to Kris Humphries. Especially with Brook Lopez out for a couple months, Humphries will see increased minutes, rebounding and scoring opportunities. He is averaging a solid 13 and 11 so far this year, including a 25 and 12 game against the Heat.. This is what you get for marrying the hot Kardashian (even if it didn’t quite hit the 75-day mark).. BUY Kris Humphries.
*Player that have value is low now, but will bounce back soon.
DEVIN HARRIS (G) JAZZ
Don’t let an ankle injury make you believe Devin Harris isn’t the same player anymore. Because of this injury, his minutes and production are way down, but when he becomes healthy again he is still a 15 and 7 player that can help any fantasy team. He’s also just 28 years old so it’s not as if he’s breaking down. HOLD Devin Harris.
*Feel Free to ask any questions about trades, and trade values, and our experts will be there for you.