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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.

I wanted to put a post that touches on some of the injuries that are affecting the fantasy world, and give some names of people who in a week or two may be fantasy relevant. So I will start with some players that are injured and give you a little background on when they should be returning.

Joakim Noah (Chi-PF, C)- Noah’s original projection was supposed to be early March, but he has told reporters that Feb. 24 is the latest date he should be back. So that is still 3 weeks out and that means he is prime for the picking from fantasy owners that are sick of his non production for the last 6 weeks. So if you want help in reb, blk, and fg% go after Noah.

Marcus Camby (Por-PF, C)- Camby had knee surgery just over a week ago, and originally it was said it would be a 6-8 week recovery. However Camby came out of the surgery better than expected and 4 weeks is the new release. So that means he should be back in just over 2 weeks. Some people probably dropped him when the injury first happened. So pick him up if you have room for a guy to sit for 2 weeks.

Eric Gordon (LAC-SG)- Gordon injured his wrist and was listed at 3-4 weeks, but now he is just day-to-day. This is great for Gordon owners, but lets hope that the wrist isn’t a lingering issue from here on out. If he struggles his first couple of games then try to deal him for some good value. It is a bummer that Gordon went down when he did, considering he was having a monster year, but fantasy sports means getting something while you can.

Deron Williams (Uta-PG)- Williams also has an injured wrist, but is listed as day-to-day. However he has missed 3 straight games, and didn’t practice today. This might be a lingering issue too. I won’t say trade him if he struggles in his first couple games back simply because Williams isn’t owned because of his shot.

Emeka Okafor (NOH-C)- Emeka has a strained left hip/oblique. 1-3 weeks is the report on his injury. I would probably say it will be closer to the three-week date. I say this simply because if he is going to rebound and block shots, which is what he does for the Hornets, he will need to be able to jump. So be prepared to have Okafor out for a short while.

Check (These are players you should watch for the next couple of weeks, they might be getting more opportunities to play)

Indiana players– New coach always means new opportunities, we saw it with Charlotte players mainly DJ Augustin, so the Indiana players especially the young ones will get a chance to shine. Hopefully this will mean more consistency from some of the Pacers. Paul George, Roy Hibbert, and Hansbrough could see the greatest opportunity with the coaching change so monitor those players closely.

Wes Johnson (Min-SG, SF)- He may be hitting his rookie stride finally. In his last 14 games Johnson is shooting .472 from the field, making almost 2 threes a game, 13 points a night, over 1 stl, and under a TO a game. These aren’t spectacular numbers, but could be an interesting player to watch considering he is playing for the Timberwolves and they need to play the hot hands!

Samuel Dalembert (Sac-C)- Dalembert was a beast at the beginning of last year, and then got injured. He hasn’t quite been the same since, but that could be changing. He has put some good games together lately. If he begins to see his minutes go 27+ then his fg%, pts, reb, and blk could be fantasy relevant.

Timofey Mosgov (NYK-C)- He finally got some playing time the other night and exploded. Now this could be just a flash in the pan game, but if he starts to see some min. Then he could be a great playoff guy. Leagues are usually won by late pickups and gambles, so Mosgov could be that. Don’t add yet, but if he has another game or two then add him.

Yi Jianlian (Was-PF)- This was requested by a friend. So I took a look at some of his stats. And he has played well the last 4 games, well considering he has played like crap most of the season. He had a double-double just last game, and had double-digit rebound twice. Now he isn’t going to be someone you want to add tomorrow, but considering how BAD the Wizards are they might need to mix up their rotation which could be really good for Jianlian.


Comment if you have any questions regarding your team, any specific players you would like me to address, trades you are considering, or just any fantasy info. Thanks for reading hope you are enjoying the blog.