FANTASY BASKETBALL TRADE MARKET (Week 2)
“Well I guess that’s what you get for marrying the ugly 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.
LAMAR ODOM (F) Mavericks
When looking at high-profile players that end up playing poorly, usually the main thing to look at is age. These are players that have already accomplished a good amount in their career, have little to play for, possibly not in a good fit in terms of what team they’re on and most importantly their skills are diminishing. This is why the first player to sell high while you still can is Lamar Odom. Odom is 32 years old, this is his 13th year in the league and he’s already won 2 championships. It’s difficult to tell if his skills are diminishing but it sure looks like it after a few games. Odom is also on a new team that might not be such a great fit for him playing behind Dirk Nowitzki and really being the 7th man on his team. He was publicly upset about leaving Los Angeles and that can only be a negative for him on the court this year. Well I guess that’s what you get for marrying the ugly Kardashian… Get what you can while you can for Odom, SELL. Target a younger, hungrier player in return for Odom such as Tyler Hansbrough.
ANDREW BYNUM ( C) LAKERS
The other type of player that hurts your fantasy team is the player that hurts himself all the time. Sometimes as talented as they may be, they never really get to show their talents because their constantly injured. As good as Andrew Bynum is, he’s a good bet to miss at least 20-30 games this year if you’re lucky, SELL.
Al Jefferson is a good guy to target for Bynum.
JOAKIM NOAH ( C) BULLS
The same rule applies for Joakim Noah. Although less talented than Bynum, Noah can still be a double-double guy when healthy, but unfortunately that’s not very often. He has yet to start more than 55 games in a season in his career and he also plays through many injuries that slow his production, SELL.
DEMARCUS COUSINS (F/C) KINGS
Now DeMarcus Cousins, tons of talent but too often displays his immaturity, most recently with a trade request followed by his coach telling him to stay home, this says that he will most likely never become the player he should be, and definitely not this year, SELL.
If you could get a Roy Hibbert or Javale Mcgee in return for one of these guys you would definitely improve your roster.
*Players that have value that will go up as the season rolls on.
DEANDRE JORDAN ( C) CLIPPERS
First is DeAndre Jordan. Jordan is an absolute freak at blocking shots (he had 8 in the Clippers first game), and while his offensive skill set isn’t desirable, he can still manage to score a little bit because of all the attention given to the other stars on his team, also good on the backboards, BUY Jordan.
RYAN ANDERSON (F/C) MAGIC
Ryan Anderson is a power forward who can step out and nail a three. So far this year he is already averaging over 20 PPG and 6 RPG, also if and when Dwight Howard is shipped away his shots will only go up. BUY.
DEMAR DEROZAN (G) RAPTORS
Although he plays in Toronto, this next player can’t be overlooked. DeMar DeRozan is first of all a good scorer in this league (had 22 points all in the second half against Indiana) and second of all a ridiculous athlete. The athlete part helps him contribute to your team in steals (averaging 1.25 per game) and even rebounds from the guard spot. BUY.
WESLEY MATTHEWS (G/F) BLAZERS
Lastly, with the retiring of Brandon Roy, someone has to fill that role and take those shots for the Blazers. Yes Jamal Crawford will come off the bench and take some of those shots but Wesley Mathews is gonna be taking way more shots now than he has in years past. And this guy is a pure scorer. So far this year he is averaging 16 PPG on just 39.5% shooting from the field. His FG% is bound to only go up (he averages 46%), and when it does you can expect his scoring to leap up too. BUY.
*Feel Free to ask any questions about trades, and trade values, and our experts will be there for you.