First Time NBA Fantasy: Week 4’s Studs/Duds & Happenings
Over the course of this week, there have been many trades that have gone through and even more add/drops in every NBA fantasy league that you or your mates are involved in. The question is however, have you made the right choice? Later on in this article, I’ll tell you who has been on fire this week, while let you know which players have been on the other end of that hot streak and that are completely ice cold.
In the USSDU Beginner League, a total of 3 trades had been accepted this week, while me personally, I was given 6 trade proposals in which I declined all. Through all the trade proposals, I only made one add/drop this week, as I wanted to sit on my team for a little while as I was happy with the line-up I had during the week. I mean of course it could get better, but you’re not going to be able to trade J.J. Hickson for Lebron James are you (Well I mean of course you could try, but your competitors would just laugh at you).
It was an all-Washington swap here in which I thought my time was up with big Kevin Seraphin. After having a close relationship with big Kev, he was losing minutes and it was showing in his game. With Emeka Okefor taking away his minutes, Seraphin just wasn’t scoring and rebounding at the rate I wanted him too, nor what he used to.
Beal on the other hand was basically the best free agent I found, so I went with him. However Beal makes the most of his minutes coming off the bench now. Making a high percentage of shots, he’s making the most of what he’s given.
Good trade? I think whoever received Mayo won this one. Do you agree? (Always remember that you can reply to our articles in the comment box at the conclusion of the piece, so make sure you let us know!)
This one is a tough one, because Bosh can be on and off at times, where as Landry has been solid this year along with Jordan being a great piece to a team. So in my opinion the winner was whoever received Landry/Jordan.
OJ has been shipped twice, boy talk about trade bait. This one is another tough one, I’ll let you decide who wins here (Let us know below!)
Trades proposed to me
Only just receiving Melo, I wasn’t willing to give him away so quickly. If I had have done this, I basically would have traded Dwight Howard for Zach Randolph, and if someone had have offered me that, I would have declined.
Let’s be honest here, you’ve all read my profound love for Greivis Vasquez. You think I’m now going to trade him. Yeah I didn’t think so!
J.J. Hickson for David West
OK so this is the one I could regret. I liked Hickson during the week up until the time this was offered to me. Because I liked him so much, I didn’t even think about trading him and quickly declined this. Once I did, I watched Hickson’s next couple of games and quickly realised that David West might have been the right option. Let’s hope for my sake J.J. turns it around next week.
So this was given to me on the same day as the previous one, however I would have much preferred David West than an injured 75 year old and an over rated no. 2 draft pick from a couple of years ago. I’ll pass here.
J.J. Hickson and J.R. Smith for Even Turner, Steve Nash and Nikola Vucevic
This was given to me the day after the previous one by the same person (obviously). At this point you could tell that someone was after Hickson and Smith, but I wasn’t willing to give them away cheaply. They are good players you know. However, if I didn’t accept David West, I definitely wasn’t accepting this one. I mean, look at this to the one before. In comparison, he’s offering Smith for Vucevic. Awful.
J.J. Hickson and J.R. Smith for Carl Landry, Steve Nash and Jameer Nelson
After all this, he changes his game plan and goes to Landry and Nelson. Now Landry was a better option (than Vucevic and Turner), however I think it was just the timing of these trades, because now after I’ve received 5 proposals from the same guy, I was sick of seeing what bad trades he’d throw up next without really taking it into consideration. Even so, I didn’t like Jameer Nelson on my team, so that was enough to decline this one.
Who’s Hot and Who’s Not
Brandon Jennings- Averaging 23.7ppg and 7apg this week, Jennings has taken the Bucks to new places. In addition to those stats, he’s also making 3 three pointers and 3 steals a game. Big time player!
Kyle Korver- Hitting up long bombs in ATL now, Korver is averaging 14.8 points a game, 4.5rpg, 2.5apg. The main factor: 3.3 threes per game. Oh and he’s shooting 65% from the field.
Greg Monroe- In an awful Detroit team, Monroe is one of the very few shining lights over there. 19.7ppg and 10.3rpg, Monroe fills the stat sheet night in night out. 54% from the field is very handy as well.
Jason Kidd- Admit it, you loved this guy, probably still do, except he’s not a fantasy player anymore. Kidd is still playing 30+ minutes therefore you’d think he would free roam his way to 10 points and 6 or 7 dimes. He’s really only averaging 9 points and 2 assists a game last week while doing not much else.
Terrence Ross- So this guy was on for big things in Toronto. Now 4 weeks in he’s getting 13 minutes a game and averaging 5 points for it. His other stats: 1.3 rebounds, 0,3 assists, 0.7 steals…..you get the picture. Disappointing.
Another week down, another week we’re ‘Everything NBA’ is sitting last in the USSDU Beginners League (I was 9th at one point this week!), yet this isn’t about me, this is about me trying to help all you fantasy owners out there, and I hope I’m succeeding.
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