FANTASY BASKETBALL TRADE MARKET (Week 5)
BY SIR FANTASY DRAKE
In this article Sir Fantasy Drake will headline a few key fantasy basketball players he would sell, or buy. You can ask questions about other players value and either Sir Fantasy or Muntradamus will answer your questions.
NEW: THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK!
*Players that have value that will go up as the season rolls on.
CARL LANDRY (F) HORNETS
Carl Landry has been a good player everywhere he’s gone, a forward that can get you 15 PPG, and after his coach publicly called him out for a lack of effort, he seems to really be playing well. BUY Carl Landry.
RONNIE BREWER (G) BULLS
With Luol Deng being out “a while,” expect Ronnie Brewer to become the Bulls new glue guy. Brewer has a knockdown mid-range jumper and has improved his shot from 3. He is also one of the best defenders in the NBA and will undoubtedly take most of Deng’s minutes. BUY Ronnie Brewer.
PAUL MILLSAP (F) JAZZ
So far this season one of the surprise teams are the Utah Jazz, who are carried by Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap. Millsap is an underrated player, he’s averaging 16 points and 9 boards and has 20-12 games pretty frequently, he’s also just 26 years old. BUY Paul Millsap.
STEPHEN JACKSON (G/F) BUCKS
After his benching and shooting struggles, if you can get Stephen Jackson for cheap, make that deal. The guy is a proven scorer in the NBA and someone the Bucks are going to have to rely on down the stretch if they want to have any success. Scott Skiles is pissed at him now and is trying to teach him a lesson, but sometime in the near future he will become one of the Bucks top scoring options. BUY Stephen Jackson.
LUIS SCOLA (F) ROCKETS
After a little bit of a down week, don’t give up on Luis Scola. With Kyle Lowry running the point, everyone on the team gets their touches so his scoring will always be there. His rebounding was down because he was playing against some tough big men in Emeka Okafor from NOLA, Greg Monroe from Detroit and Javale Mcgee from Wizards. But with the better play from Samuel Dalembert, teams will look to stop him on the glass, leaving more opportunities for Scola. Not to mention, the man is probably the second best scorer on the team behind K-Mart. BUY Luis Scola.
*Players that value may not get any higher and you should cash in now.
DEVIN HARRIS (G) JAZZ
I know I’ve been saying Devin Harris will pick it up eventually, but enough is enough. He’s still averaging 9 PPG and less than 5 assists. He finally showed some signs of life on Wednesday night, going for 24 points (albeit in double OT), but let this performance serve as a selling point for trading Devin Harris. SELL Devin Harris, and it would be tough to get much value at all, if you can even get Paul George you should take that.
JEFF TEAGUE (G) HAWKS
Jeff Teague’s 20 point game on Wednesday night is a great opportunity to trade him away and still get good value for him. With Kirk Hinrich finally returning from shoulder surgery, his minutes and production will go down. SELL Jeff Teague, and I feel like I say this a lot, but target Jarret Jack in return.
TIM DUNCAN (F) SPURS
Popovich has already said that he will sit Tim Duncan with more regularity this season because of the condensed schedule. On top of that, he has obviously lost at least one step and is not close to the player he once was and is good for the occasional 8 and 8 game. However he’s still a big name, and if you could get someone like Luis Scola for him make that deal. SELL Tim Duncan.
LOUIS WILLIAMS (G) 76ERS
With the emergence of Evan Turner, someone in the 76ers rotation is going to sacrifice minutes. And it looks like that someone will be Lou Williams. He’s a solid player but the fantasy production won’t be there behind Holiday and Turner. SELL Lou Williams and see if you can get Andre Miller, Wesley Mathews or even Jarret Jack in return.
MO WILLIAMS (G) CLIPPERS
If you are lucky enough to have Mo Williams on your team right now, you have got to look to move him for a better player NOW. He has averaged over 25 PPG in his last 3 games with Chris Paul out, but when Paul comes back he will go back to his role of coming off the bench and providing a scoring spark. Great for the Clippers, not so great for your fantasy team. SELL Mo Williams and target James Harden or Evan Turner in return.