Archive for Trade Talk

Market Watch: Who You Should Buy, Sell and Hold

by Will Overton

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone and it still has fantasy owners spinning a bit. The fantasy trade deadlines are fast approaching though too and this is not the time to take your foot off the gad and let up.

If you want to win a championship then getting complacent and coasting is probably not your best bet right now. Even if you’re in the drivers seat you can always make that one more move to put you over the top, a good fantasy owner is always looking for that.

We aim to help you pull off that big deal that is going to be the difference maker for your team. We are going to look at the market right now and identify one guy we are buying, one we are selling and one we would be holding on to. Read more

Market Watch: Buy, Sell and Hold: Why We’re Selling Arron Afflalo and More

by Will Overton

A fantasy basketball owner who stays put is usually a fantasy basketball owner who won’t have much success. Sometimes you have that killer draft that doesn’t need tweaking later on, but that’s a very rare case and usually the winner has done some work to improve their team during the season.

There are two ways you can do this, the waiver wire and trades. If you’re diligent with the way you handle the waiver wire it can be a great source, but sometimes the big move you need to make can’t be done on waivers and you have to pull the trigger on a trade.

The key to making good trades is all about timing. You want to sell a guy at the right time and buy a guy at the right time. You also need to know when to hold on to a guy even though you may want to sell or buy them based on their performance thus far.

We are providing you with one guy to buy, one to sell and one to hold at this point in the season: Read more

Market Watch: Buy, Sell or Hold: Point Guard Edition

by Will Overton

A fantasy basketball owner who stays put is usually a fantasy basketball owner who won’t have much success. Sometimes you have that killer draft that doesn’t need tweaking later on, but that’s a very rare case and usually the winner has done some work to improve their team during the season.

There are two ways you can do this, the waiver wire and trades. If you’re diligent with the way you handle the waiver wire it can be a great source, but sometimes the big move you need to make can’t be done on waivers and you have to pull the trigger on a trade.

The key to making good trades is all about timing. You want to sell a guy at the right time and buy a guy at the right time. You also need to know when to hold on to a guy even though you may want to sell or buy them based on their performance thus far.

This week we are going to focus on the point guard position and I will pick out one point guard to buy, one to sell and one to hold on to: Read more

Market Watch: Buy, Sell or Hold: Buying Dirk Nowitzki, Selling Dwayne Wade and More

by Will Overton

A fantasy basketball owner who stays put is usually a fantasy basketball owner who won’t have much success. Sometimes you have that killer draft that doesn’t need tweaking later on, but that’s a very rare case and usually the winner has done some work to improve their team during the season.

There are two ways you can do this, the waiver wire and trades. If you’re diligent with the way you handle the waiver wire it can be a great source, but sometimes the big move you need to make can’t be done on waivers and you have to pull the trigger on a trade.

The key to making good trades is all about timing. You want to sell a guy at the right time and buy a guy at the right time. You also need to know when to hold on to a guy even though you may want to sell or buy them based on their performance thus far.

Each week I will check in with one guy I think you should sell high, buy low and hold on to. So without wasting any more time let’s get to it: Read more

Market Watch: Buy, Sell or Hold: Why You Should Sell Carmelo and More

by Will Overton

A fantasy basketball owner who stays put is usually a fantasy basketball owner who won’t have much success. Sometimes you have that killer draft that doesn’t need tweaking later on, but that’s a very rare case and usually the winner has done some work to improve their team during the season.

There are two ways you can do this, the waiver wire and trades. If you’re diligent with the way you handle the waiver wire it can be a great source, but sometimes the big move you need to make can’t be done on waivers and you have to pull the trigger on a trade.

The key to making good trades is all about timing. You want to sell a guy at the right time and buy a guy at the right time. You also need to know when to hold on to a guy even though you may want to sell or buy them based on their performance thus far.

Each week I will check in with one guy I think you should sell high, buy low and hold on to. So without wasting any more time let’s get to it: Read more

Trade Market Watch: Buy, Sell and Hold: Centers Edition

by Will Overton

A fantasy basketball owner who stays put is usually a fantasy basketball owner who won’t have much success. Sometimes you have that killer draft that doesn’t need tweaking later on, but that’s a very rare case and usually the winner has done some work to improve their team during the season.

There are two ways you can do this, the waiver wire and trades. If you’re diligent with the way you handle the waiver wire it can be a great source, but sometimes the big move you need to make can’t be done on waivers and you have to pull the trigger on a trade.

One of the hardest positions to add off the waiver wire is often the Center position. This position just doesn’t have as much depth as the others and so the waiver wire often proves to be a bit shallow here. So finding them in a trade is more important than ever if you really need one. Here are three centers for trade consideration, one I would buy, one I would sell and one I would hold: Read more

Trade Market Watch: Buy, Sell and Hold: Kevin Love and More

by Will Overton

A fantasy basketball owner who stays put is usually a fantasy basketball owner who won’t have much success. Sometimes you have that killer draft that doesn’t need tweaking later on, but that’s a very rare case and usually the winner has done some work to improve their team during the season.

There are two ways you can do this, the waiver wire and trades. If you’re diligent with the way you handle the waiver wire it can be a great source, but sometimes the big move you need to make can’t be done on waivers and you have to pull the trigger on a trade.

The key to making good trades is all about timing. You want to sell a guy at the right time and buy a guy at the right time. You also need to know when to hold on to a guy even though you may want to sell or buy them based on their performance thus far.

Each week I will check in with one guy I think you should sell high, buy low and hold on to. So without wasting any more time let’s get to it: Read more

Down and Out…For Now: Three Injured Players You May Be Able To Buy Low

by Will Overton

When your star players get hurt it’s a crushing blow that’s really hard to recover from. When other player’s stars get hurt you get a big opportunity. What can happen when a star gets hurt is that you may get an opportunity to buy a star at a cheap price and ride him for the last couple months of the season.

Part of it is all about timing. If you try and buy a guy right before he comes back it can be tough because that owner has been holding him and waiting for him to come back. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they can’t be bought and bought at a discount, but it can be harder than it would have been a couple weeks or even a month before the return.

Here are a few injured players who could and should be returning within the next week through the next month. I am offering my take on how eager I would be to trade for them and what I’d be willing to give up for them. Read more

Buy Low and Sell High: Looking Back at December Stats to Identify Trade Targets

by Will Overton

If you’re in the market for making a trade you need to know what a player’s real value is. You can’t go just based on the numbers they’re putting up or have been putting up. You need to know if they can continue at the pace they’re at or if a drop-off is coming. Or in some cases if they are really as bad as they are playing or if luck is playing a role.

That can often times be easier said than done. I won’t claim to have the perfect formula to know who you should buy low on or who you should sell high on. What I can do is give you some names of guys I am personally buying low on or selling high on based on what we’ve seen over the past month:

Sell High

Goran Dragic – PG, Phoenix Suns: I don’t like including Dragic on this list, but I feel like I have to. Dragic is playing like a top 35 player right now and I’m not so sure he is a top 35 player. So far the pairing of Eric Bledsoe and Dragic has worked out even better than anyone thought it would. I don’t know how long though Dragic and Bledsoe can both continue to push near 20 PPG and I have a bit more faith in Bledsoe. Read more

Buy or Sell: What Should Fantasy Owners Do With Trevor Ariza’s Fast Start?

by Ray Kuhn

Is it possible for a player to be both a buy-high and also a buy-low candidate in the same month?

If you are Trevor Ariza, then the answer is yes. So then the question is, how should you move forward on Ariza?

The Washington Wizards might not have much tangible success in the standings for a multitude of reasons, but they are an exciting team, and from a fantasy standpoint the Wizards do have some value. Washington will only go as far as John Wall takes them, but he is not the only Wizard with value. It might sound crazy, but Ariza is the steady veteran presence, and when healthy potentially the second option behind Wall. Bradley Beal may be a better player, but prior to his hamstring injury, Ariza seemed to find his niche in the offense.

So far in his career, Ariza has bounced around and never fully gotten the chance to live up to his potential. Ariza’s career high in points came in 2009 when he averaged 14.9 per game. Before going out with his hamstring injury this season, the forward was averaging 14.8 points per game. It appeared that he had set playing time and a set role within Washington’s offense. Of course that could change to some degree as Otto Porter gets more comfortable, but at this point it looks like Ariza’s veteran presence is needed. Read more