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  1. His 0 games played during the first week of H2H playoffs cost me 2 leagues. But I'll forgive him if his 5 (4) game week leads me to the title!
  2. No complaints. In every league in which I drafted AD I am either still in the playoffs in H2H or first in my rotoleagues.
  3. I am a Jazz fan, and disagreed with them at the time, but per usual the Jazz front office rarely makes mistakes. They let Millsap/Jefferson walk for nothing bc they wanted to develop Gobert/Favors. The didn't bother trading them bc they didn't want to take on "bad money". They believed anyone they could get for Millsap/Jefferson would be a mediocre player who they wouldn't be rostering in five years. So rather than doing that, they just let them leave. At the time, hardly anyone knew about Gobert so it seemed a bad move. How does it seem now? Don't answer-it was a rhetorical question. There's a reason why the Jazz consistently put a good team on the floor despite being one of the poorest ownership groups in a relatively small city most NBA players don't want to live in.
  4. If your trade deadline isn't over I'd try to package Teague + someone else for a top 50 player and pick up Olynyk and Marcus Morris. Otherwise I'd just pick up Olynyk. He's the best player on your ww by far and it isn't close imo.
  5. ATM in the abstract Cedi is better but only you know what stats you’re trying to prevent your opponent from getting.
  6. I’ve seen it work dozens of times. If that’s not your thing, fine. To say it will never work is hyperbolic.
  7. Agreed. Not to mention the trade deadline has passed in half of my leagues.
  8. I agree but I’d ask for a little more. Horford has been second round value on the season and first for a while. If I was to sell my Horford it would be something like my Horford plus top 75 player for Jokic or something like that. The problem with a like Horford who is underrated and gets his value from multi-cat production instead of popcorn stats is that you rarely get his actual value back in a trade.
  9. Filter by last two weeks not by season long. I would still prefer Holiday in roto because people don’t realize how harmful Young FG/To is. In H2H just punt FG/To and Young is a first round player.
  10. I’m assuming he’s a little rusty due to returning from injury. Granted it wasn’t a lower body injury so there’s no physical reason for it. Faried might impact him a little but I think Capela will improve.
  11. If you’re going to get someone like Lauri out of it at least get the other guy to give you his drop (or better). I’m ok with the trade in the abstract as Randle is ranked pretty low in 9 cat despite his obvious contributions. The problem with Lauri is that the bulls also have a terrible P.O. schedule and also have nothing to play for. It’s a lateral move. If I’m going to move AD it’s going to be to lower risk, this is the same risk but basically lower upside.
  12. The only one I'd actually consider is LBJ and Vuc, the others don't provide enough current value to compensate you for the loss in future value. Then it depends exactly on how you value money today versus the future, what the prize distribution is in your league, and how long you plan on being in the league. If it's a polarized prize distribution where first is significantly more than 2nd or 3rd then I might consider pulling the trigger. Unlike some I think Vuc will be a top 25 value next year, I think there's a good chance he stays in Orlando and if not, I still think he can remain top 25 value as people forget he's been top 25 even before this year. LeBron will probably give you 3 good years of top 15 value. If it's your main league and plan on staying forever then I wouldn't do it. But if you plan on leaving within three years anyway then yeah I'd gun for the championship this year then try to dump off LeBron before he gets too old.
  13. I understand what you're saying. One league was a dynasty league so I'm not even going to debate that trade...this year is irrelevant, although it may have cost me some cash in the short term. The other was a league where everyone I gave up was a risk as well: Irving, Gasol, and Mirotic for AD and Green. Actually, my team has been better since the trade as Irving/Gasol/Mirotic owners are getting very little out of them. Gasol/Mirotic have been mediocre in their new home and similarly to AD, I don't think Irving plays more than 2 games per week during the fantasy playoffs. That said, it was after AD announced wanting to be traded, but before the trade deadline. I wouldn't make that trade now. As for the actual issue of his playing time idk. It seems as if we're talking in circles. As you mentioned, H2H versus roto is very different, as I'm first in a roto league where I have AD. H2H who knows? I don't think he will be "hard shutdown". I don't think they will ever risk ire from the league and negative publicity by announcing a shutdown. Though I agree with you that he will sit back-to-backs (I assumed everyone thought this), will play no more than 25 mpg (though he could play fewer minutes), and they will be looking to sit him for any minor injuries. Still, it's better than a hard shutdown. If I was to give this situation a letter grade for AD owners it would be a D, but that beats an F. I thought he could have Jokish light value on 25 mpg but that's clearly not the case. I think something like 16/8/3 with two stocks on 50/80 shooting and under 2 is achievable. That's still Horford territory.
  14. They said he would play reduced minutes AND miss back-to-backs and it's likely that they will just sit him over any minor injury. I don't think it required brilliant powers of induction to figure that out.
  15. That's a dumb analogy that is very easy to poke holes in. You assume that when shopping that deals get better with time, or if you shop more you'll eventually discover a better deal. The reality is that sometimes the first deal is the best deal and it can be time sensitive. Imagine going to a government car auction. You're looking for a Nissan Altima but you have no control over what was seized. To your surprise the first car up is a 2018 Nissan Altima! The high bid is 10K, a steal! But you pass it up because you don't want to buy the first car that comes along. Someone else bids, you lose, and a deal like that never comes along again. Anyway, I'm not referring to the trade and I think that argument is tired. I'm referring to how they've run their team in totality. They were able to put together some good pieces, but they've made more bad decisions than good since acquiring AD. They only have themselves to blame and being a small market is no excuse.