So I wanted to do a post where I will evaluate all of the players that were traded and tell you what to expect their value to be the last couple weeks of the fantasy season. I will not be commenting on the players who are on the teams that received new players (i.e. Amare, Serge Ibaka, JR Smith). This trade deadline was probably one of the best, in terms of big names moving, there has been in a while. Names such as Deron Williams, Carmelo Anthony, Gerald Wallace, and Kendrick Perkins were all moved and that wasn’t all of them. Now on to what these players should give you for the remainder of the season.
Deron Williams (NJN-PG)-D Will has shot poorly his first two games, but he has also avg 14.5 ast. I don’t see that number being that high the rest of the way, but I could see 11. If that is the case he could pass Rondo as the best ast guy in fantasy b-ball. He needs to get his fg% back around 45% otherwise he will hurt just as much as he helps. He rebounds well for a PG and gets some 3’s and stls. His value sees a slight boost because Avery will let him do what he wants.
Devin Harris (Uta-PG)– I think Harris can flourish in Utah. He will have the ability to run a system that works, and he showed signs the last month that showed he was doing better. He could avg over 8 ast over the last 5 weeks. He needs to stay out of foul trouble and get those stl numbers going again, and he could be the reason some people make a deep playoff run.
Derrick Favors (Uta-PF)-Since Utah made this trade I think they are going to try to get Favors some min. He will get more min if the Jazz keep falling, or if the front-court of the Jazz sees some injuries. He will see 16-20 if the Jazz stay in contention, and who knows how many he could see if they don’t. He shows signs of being a high % scorer. But as of know he doesn’t really do anything else. With min expect good fg%, double-double, and 1.5 blks.
Carmelo Anthony (NYK-SF, PF)-At first I thought Melo’s value was going to be the same, but then I looked at the Knicks and they are going to need him to do a huge bulk of the scoring. His scoring could remain at 28+ the remainder of the season. He still won’t give you much in the D categories, but if he gets you 28 pts, 8 reb, 2 ast, and shoots 45% from the field than that is great from the PF position. Melo will play better the last 5 weeks of the season than he did the first 15!
Chauncey Billups (NYK-PG)-Chauncey hasn’t been a high ast guy the last four years, so don’t expect his number to get around 10 with D’Antoni. I do see it getting a bump from 5 to about 7-8. Which that is a big increase if you have him. He seems to be playing well so far with the Knicks. He is the third scoring option in New York so his scoring may rise by a point or so two. His value gets a slight boost thanks to this trade.
Shelden Williams & Ronaldo Balkman (NYK PF)-Neither of these guys will see the floor much unless Amare or Turiaf get hurt rr get in heavy foul trouble in games. So neither are worth adding, Williams will probably get more min than Balkman so deeper leagues may consider him.
Wilson Chandler (Den-SF, PF)-I think Chandler and JR will be about the same thing in Denver. They are streaky shooters who love to shoot. If Chandler is getting hot he will get min. If he struggles some he will get less. He should maintain his current season production; .463 fg%, .806 ft%, 1.7 3’s, 16.5 pts, 6 reb, 1.5 ast, 1 stl, 1.5 blk, and 1.5 to.
Danillo Gallinari (Den-SF)-DG has played good in his first two games with the nuggets. He is the starting 3 in Denver which means he will get min. He will probably be pretty much the same guy he was in NY with the exception of getting more chances. He will make 3’s, shoot well from the charity stripe, and not make many mistakes. If he rebounds like he did in his first 2 games with the Nuggets 6.5 then his value is good from the SF position. I guess I think his value gets a slight boost.
Raymond Felton (Den-PG, SG)-I think Felton’s value takes a hit. He isn’t going to be the starter unless Lawson gets hurt or is playing horribly. He will still get plenty of min, and will have some big nights. But his fg% has been weak the last month and a half and that won’t change. His ast numbers will probably go from 9 to about 6-7. He will still make some 3’s and get you some stls. I think he will be useful but I can’t see how he will be a top 50 player the rest of the season.
Gerald Wallace (Por-SF, PF)-I don’t like the way he fits with the other players on the Trail Blazers, but he will still get plenty of min (probably 30+). So knowing that you can expect 15 pts, 8 reb, and close to 3.5 stl+blk. So he still will maintain good value, and could get a 2nd wind since he will be competing for the playoffs.
Joel Przybilla (Cha-C)-Przybilla’s opening debut wasn’t very good. He had 4 fouls in only 14 min (he was guarding Dwight). So he probably won’t be in foul trouble that quickly in other contests. The last several seasons when Przy gets 20-26 min. He can get good numbers in Reb, and Blk. He won’t be worth an add in a 10 team or less league. But he could be valuable in deeper leagues.
Dante Cunningham (Cha-SF, PF)-Cunningham will be battling for reserve minutes so as of now he isn’t worth adding. However since he is young (23) he could see increased min if the Bobcats fall out of contention for the playoffs. In his brief stints on the floor he looks to be close to a double-double, and adds some stls. But that would be if he is getting 30 min a game.
I’ll post part 2 of the trade deadline guys tomorrow. If you disagree with what I think will happen with some of these guys let me know and make any predictions of your own.