I've drafted like 10 teams so far in various leagues, ranging from Yahoo live draft and friends leagues locally. For some reason they just don't get picked, like the left handed red headed kid on at school that nobody wants because he can't get out of his own way.
My question to you Mavs fans is since your team plays the "center by committee" philosophy, wouldn't it be better if you had 1 "above average" center instead of 2 "highly mediocre" centers? You know, since your team/owner is among the top 5 in the league in terms of wealth and willingness to spend, shouldn't you look to trade Dampier, get rid of his salary and attempt to upgrade to get a good center like 1) Dalembert 2) Z. Pachulia 3) N. Mohammed 4) J. Magloire, hell even 5) D. Gadzuric would be better (he just had 5 blocks against you guys in preseason), and all of these are ranked higher. Also Yahoo ownership % of Diop is at 10% (which means that only 10% of EVERY SINGLE yahoo fantasy team owner on the WHOLE website picked Diop and only 60% picked Dampier probably because of a recognizable name).
Those are disparaging numbers you guys. I say stand up, make a sign, a "To Do" list
or something and shout to the ownership "I'm not going to take mediocrity anymore! We need a proven Center! One that isn't going to eat up our precious salary cap room and our pre-game buffet tables. We need something to get us over the "proverbial hump"!"
I'm just concerned here, mavs fans, that since your team is deep in pretty much every way except Center (i mean you're deep there but its a deceiving deep because your Centers are patsies), that your team won't get over that proverbial "Hump" and win a championship. I mean, thousands
if not Hundreds of thousands
of yahoo users can't be wrong right?!
is making big strides for you guys and even though his ownership is a paltry 10% on the whole yahoo fantasy league network
, he should
be an above average center. Dampier
, probably needs to go...soon...before you lose out on his trade value. Wait, nevermind, you probably can't trade him, because you're on the hook for like [b]5 years and like $48 Million[b]. It won't be until the 2010/2011 season
before he's serious trade deadline bait to off-load, and he's making only 6 million less than Dirk over the life of his contract OUCH
. Man, Mavs fans need to unite, because Dirk isn't getting any younger and if he keeps playing year round with the German team it won't be pretty going into the playoffs without a decent Center to exploit teams like Phoenix "Sean Marks"
(Amare isn't a Center and still healing, so I guess Diaw
San Antonio's Francisco Elson (starter)
who have weak Centers.
But I digress, I've seen some of your threads and they praise Dampier
, so I suppose I and ALL of the Yahoo Fantasy owners don't know anything about NBA centers.