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  1. Pascal Siakam 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    That's always my thinking during the last few rounds of the draft. Has worked out well for me with Siakam. Not so well with Boban, but that's what bench spots are for.
  2. Pascal Siakam 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    He's really really solid. Each of his last 9 games have all been great. I'm starting to come to expect these types of lines from him now. I drafted him in the last round; I liked him a lot but wasn't sure how many minutes he'd get. I never could have anticipated he'd be this good though.
  3. And 0 for 5 from the foul line tonight. After two straight years where he was essentially a FT-neutral player, I certainly wasn't expecting him to be a Shaq-like negative influence in FT% this year like this. In real-life, he's an MVP candidate. In fantasy, he's been a huge disappointment considering his top 5 ADP.
  4. Giannis is great in real life, but fantasy-wise he's been pretty disappointing relative to his top 5 ADP. Currently ranked outside the top 30 in fantasy. I was expecting that he'd be a complete zero in 3PTS (despite all the preseason hype every year about him improving his 3 point shot). What I wasn't expecting was for him to be this bad from the foul line. He shot 77% two years ago and 76% last year. Currently shooting an abysmal 68% this year. With how frequently he goes to the line, that is a gigantic difference and it's absolutely killing his fantasy value. Been a pretty huge disappointment so far this year fantasy-wise. Hopefully he can turn it around.
  5. CJ McCollum 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Take a look at his splits with and without Nurkic in 2016-2017. Had a significant dropoff after Nurkic came over, and that's continued last year and this year. I'd consider him a fringe top 50 guy, but he always seems to get drafted in the top 40. Not a bad player and is definitely durable, but he's a little overrated in my opinion.
  6. Boban Marjanovic 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Roto leagues have yearly positional game limits. If you start all your players every game, you'll be out of games remaining by the end of February. So for my bench spots I like to stash players like Boban who have upside in case they get an opportunity, not people like Cedi Osman who can't do anything even when getting a ton of minutes.
  7. Boban Marjanovic 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Two games in a row with 23 minutes. By the way, even with the lack of minutes, Boban still has a significantly higher rank than your boy Cedi Osman (131 vs 221 going into tonight).
  8. CJ McCollum 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    I don't see him repeating his 2016-2017 season. That year was mostly without Nurkic and McCollum was a bigger part of the offense then, and his numbers tailed off big time the last month of the year after they picked up Nurkic. Repeating last year should be doable. Look, like I said, he's not a bad player and he is durable and reliable. I just prefer getting more category coverage out of my early round players, so someone is always going to outbid me for him.
  9. CJ McCollum 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    I agree the FG% should come up, but he's been under 45% every year of his career except for one season. He shouldn't kill you in FG% like a Ricky Rubio, but I wouldn't expect him to be a huge positive in FG% either. For his career, he's averaged less than 1 steal a game, less than 0.5 blocks, less than 3 assists a game, and less than 3 rebounds a game. That's why I'm calling him a 2 category fantasy player. He's not a bad player, but pretty overrated fantasy wise in my opinion. For how early he gets drafted, I'd want a lot more category coverage. When you say buy low, who are you able to get him for? If you're able to trade for him, without giving a top 75 fantasy asset, I'd do that, but I kinda doubt you can get him for that low of a price in most leagues. And I wouldn't want to trade a top 50 fantasy asset for him, especially since his usage on offense seems to be going down this year.
  10. CJ McCollum 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Depends on how long you can buy him I guess. Personally I own zero shares of McCollum and I'm not looking to invest unless I can get him for a dead giveaway price. I felt like McCollum was very overrated in drafts this year (considering he's basically just a 2 cat player: points and 3 pointers), and he's looked truly pathetic so far this year.
  11. CJ McCollum 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    "Kind of a rough start" is a huge understatement. He's been worse than waiver wire caliber so far. I still wouldn't sell him without getting top 50 value back for him in return, but he's been incredibly disappointing so far.
  12. Boban Marjanovic 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    For his career, whenever he's played 15+ minutes in a game, his teams are 18-8. It's not like he has just piled up that impressive plus-minus in a few minutes of garbage time after the game has been decided. People say he can't play well vs the Rockets and D'Antoni's spread 3 point shooting offense (and certainly Doc Rivers never gave him the chance this week), but on 4/7/17 with the lottery-bound Pistons, he did pretty well when given the chance. He put up 27 PTS and 12 REB in 28 minutes in a 114-109 road win against the 55-win Rockets. Is Boban a perfect player with no flaws? No, obviously not. However whenever he's been given a chance to play significant minutes, his plus offensive contributions have far exceeded his negative defensive contributions. Besides, at this point, Gortat is way over the hill and is almost as slow as Boban but without Boban's offensive skills.
  13. Boban Marjanovic 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    Sorry, but it's a total myth that Boban just puts up numbers while hurting the team with his defense more than he helps with his offense. For his career, Boban's teams have scored 125 points per 100 possessions when he is on the floor and have allowed 100 points per 100 possessions with him on the floor. Check out this link if you don't believe me: And other than his first year in San Antonio, Boban's played on below average teams.
  14. Boban Marjanovic 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    I'm saying Boban has a lot more upside than Cedi if he ever gets enough minutes. We've already seen that even with a ton of minutes, Cedi isn't even a top 100 fantasy player. If Boban were to ever get 25, or even 20, minutes a game, he'd be significantly better fantasy wise than Cedi.
  15. Boban Marjanovic 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    For a last bench spot, it's not a big deal. Standard Yahoo roto leagues have positional game limits, so you can't play all your players anyway or you will exceed your games limit by February. Will Boban get enough minutes to be fantasy relevant? No, probably not. Boban's only chance to be fantasy relevant is a trade or an injury to Harrell. (Gortat at this point in his career, is way over the hill and just as slow as Boban is, only without the offensive ability.) That's more of a chance than Cedi Osman has though, since he's proven he can't do anything with the minutes.