Re: Rate my team(4th pick)
Not a terrible roster, but it doesn't strike me as great either...
As much I can see the lure of trading one for two, Gilbert Arenas belongs at the top of the fantasy basketball rankings, and can fill up stats easier than a lot of people seem to think. If anything, I might have traded Bosh and Maggs to get Arenas, that's how valuable he is. As for giving up Pierce for Roy and Walton, it just wasn't worth it. At this point they're two solid role players on a fantasy team, but on any given night Paul Pierce is capable of putting up numbers as good as those two combined, even with his two new teammates on either side of him.
The other knock I have is that you're probably putting way too much faith in rookies and unproven young guys in general. You have 3 guys on the roster that haven't even played a game in the NBA yet, and for fantasy purposes it's too early to just assume any of them are going to contribute enough to be worth taking up a roster spot. Then you have Bynum (don't even get me started), Bargnani, and Roy. Granted I think those last two have every chance of having a great year, and BRoy in particular is a solid pick. Bynum on the other hand has yet to show that he's anywhere near cracking his potential, despite all the man-love he gets from Laker fans. He can almost be lumped in with the rookies, because who knows if this is the year he finally does something worth noticing.
My advice at this point, assuming you won't be able to get Arenas or Pierce back, is to reverse the trend and see if you can pull off trading two of your rookies for a solid veteran, particularly a scorer - if you like the idea of staying young, I'd trade Nick Young/Thornton for an established Ben Gordon in a second.
You need another PG, and a couple scorers not named Stephen Jackson. I do like your rotation of bigs.
Last edited by Defo : 09-29-2007 at 01:59 PM.