Fantasy Hoops Roundtable: On the Move?
Time for another fantasy basketball roundtable.
Nels of GiveMeTheRock.com was responsible for this week’s Fantasy Hoops Roundtable debate topic.
This Week’s Topic:
Which big name player is most likely to be traded, and how will that affect his fantasy value for the rest of the season?
The player I feel is most likely to get dealt is Golden State’s Monta Ellis. He’s due $44 million over the next four years and, despite his lofty numbers, isn’t a franchise player. He’s dealt with injuries and has clashed with the team.
Plus, he isn’t a great fit with Rookie Stephen Curry. With the two of them on the court at the same time, it’s hard to stop anybody, especially guards with size. While does have plenty of talent, he’s the most likely to land something the Warriors truly need…a true point guard or a big man.
As far as his value goes if he’s dealt, I’m afraid he’s a system player and if he is shipped, his number will take a big hit. It’s unlikely he’d be able to throw up 20+ shot a night in a new landing spot. Plus, that destination would likely have more pieces in place, which would again limit his fantasy value.
The only thing that could keep him in place is his contract. Teams may not be willing to take on his contract, especially with the 2010 free agents about to hit.