Fantasy Hoops Roundtable: Trade Deadline Advice

Feb 5, 2010

Basketball Roundtable

Time for another fantasy basketball roundtable.

Erik of PointsInThePaint.com was responsible for this week’s Fantasy Hoops Roundtable debate topic.

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This Week’s Topic:
The NBA trade deadline is just around the corner and soon so will be the one for most fantasy leagues, what general or specific trade advice can you give fantasy managers out there?

My Response:
First and foremost I am a proponent for two-for-one trades in which you get the best player in the deal. If you can package some of your depth to improve your starting lineup, by all means do so. You may lose a little flexibility in your lineup, but I rather have the loaded lineup.

Be cautiously aggressive. Don’t make a deal just to make a deal, but if you see a player you’d like to add, make a play for him. Don’t lowball too bad. If you insult your league mate’s intelligence, don’t expect a realistic counteroffer.

Be attentive. If someone is benching a player that you would like to add to your team, there’s a good chance he’s available. If they are tired of his inconsistency, but you see stability around the corner, make a play for him.

Don’t panic. Even if you can’t get a deal done, there’s plenty of time left in the year. Keep working the waiver wire and stay on top of injuries. The key is to stay one step ahead of your league.

Panelists
Brian of EmptyTheBench.com
Ryan Lester of LestersLegends.com
Erik of PointsInThePaint.com
Nels of GiveMeTheRock.com
Tommy of HoopsWorld.com
Jeff/Tom of Damn Lies & Statistics

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