Fantasy Basketball: Initial Trade Activity

The D League Caddyshaqs look a little different now. For the better?

One of the teams in the league I’m in offered me DJ Augustin and Reggie Jackson for Thaddeus Young. I was like, “Heck no!”

Darn tootin'!

Darn tootin’!

Thaddeus Young is on the Timberwolves now, which means he’s essentially going to be their number one scoring option. While that may be a dubious sign for the Timberwolves’ playoff prospects (not that they’re actively going to try this upcoming season), it means his numbers should go up across the board – for the most part.

Meanwhile, DJ Augustin left the Bulls after exceeding all expectations (as point guards frequently do in Chicago lately) and I’m not convinced he will put up good fantasy numbers in Detroit.

As for Reggie Jackson, he improved his numbers last season from the season before, but I’d rather have Thaddeus Young.

Please tell me I didn’t make a noob move…

After I politely declined that trade, I made a counteroffer; I offered Andrew Bogut in exchange for Marcin Gortat. Needless to say, it was rejected. Then, I offered Randy Foye for Jose Calderon.

That trade was accepted.

It’s a risky move for me, I think, because Foye is probably more likely to put up numbers than Calderon. Having said that, I think Calderon has potential to average ten points and maybe ten assists a game, so that’s cool.

Really, I’ve always been a huge fan of Jose Calderon (inexplicable, I know), so I wanted him on my team.

I find myself acting more like a GM than somebody playing fantasy basketball. There are similarities, of course, but differences between the two.

We’ll see if it becomes more of a problem later.

Fantasy Basketball, Day One: The Dreaded Random Draft

This is my first time playing fantasy basketball on ESPN (or anywhere). Obviously, that meant I had to let the computer pick my players. Oh god…

Say hello to your 2014-2015 D League Caddyshaqs!

PG Isaiah Thomas

SG Kevin Martin

SF Thaddeus Young

PF Anthony Davis

C Marc Gasol

G Michael Carter-Williams

F Serge Ibaka

UTIL Greg Monroe

UTIL Tyreke Evans

UTIL Trey Burke

Bench Randy Foye

Bench Andrew Bogut

Bench Danilo Gallinari

Some quick reactions…

  • I have no idea how to play fantasy hoops. So that should be interesting.
  • Having Isaiah Thomas is great… except Phoenix also has Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe. Ugh. Make some moves, Phoenix!
  • Kevin Martin apparently averaged 19 PPG last year.
  • Anthony Davis better make a huge leap this year. I’m crossing my fingers. And my eyebrows.
  • Since the 76ers are inevitably going to blow, I guess it’s okay I got Michael Carter-Williams. For fantasy purposes, great. But it sucks that his development is probably going to be negatively altered by playing on such a crappy team.
  • Please get Tyreke Evans away from me.