LestersLegends Guest Spot on NBAroto.com

Mar 5, 2008

I made a guest appearance on NBA Roto today.  Jimmy went through a series of players asking if I would Buy or Sell them.  Then he asked me to come up with some sleepers that could help your rosters.  Go to NBA Roto for the video version of my responses.  Read on for the printed version.  I did this before last night’s games so I’ll give an update as well.

Buy or Sell 
Tyrus Thomas
– This is a tough one.  If I were in charge, there is no reason why I wouldn’t see what Tyrus could do.  The Bulls stink.  They aren’t going to make the playoffs.  Why not see what Tyrus can do instead of giving the starting job to Drew Gooden.  At this point I’d say sell because he’s going to get 25 minutes at best.
Thomas didn’t score last night in 9 minutes of play.

Charlie Villanueva – He’s had stretches where it looked like Charlie was returning to the form he had when he left Toronto.  Then he opens March shooting 2-15 for a 3.0 point, 4.0 rebound average.  He’s far too inconsistent.  So I’m gonna take sell.
Milwaukee didn’t play last night.
Jeff Green – He’s getting decent minutes (32.8 average in his last five games), which helps.  He’s averaging 12.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in that stretch, which isn’t bad.  He’s also inconsistent, but I think he’s more a focal point than Tyrus or Villanueva.  I’ll buy Jeff Green.
Green had 15 points and 2 rebounds last night.

Josh Boone – He hasn’t been getting a ton of minutes (25.6 per game in his last five), but he’s still been effective.  He’s averaging 10.6 points and 8.4 rebounds.  The only other category he really helped out in was field goal percentage (68.6%).  Despite his shortcomings, I’d still buy him.
Boone had 6 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists last night.

Darko Milicic
– In his last five games he’s only averaging 21.2 minutes.  He hasn’t exactly been taking advantage of the minutes he gets by averaging 6.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.  Those aren’t numbers that motivate me to buy, so I’m selling this first round bust.
Darko had 21 points and 7 rebounds last night.  He’s maddening.
PG Jordan Farmer – The Lakers are so stacked that Farmer is easily lost in the mix.  However, you can’t ignore the 13.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 2.2 three-pointers he’s averaged over the past five games while shooting 50% from the floor without missing a free throw.
He had four points and 3 rebounds last night.  Yuck.
SG Matt Carroll – Carroll has been scoring more lately, as evidence by the 16.7 points he’s averaged the past three games.  He’s added 4.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 2.7 three-pointers.  His shooting numbers are pretty good at 48.5% from the floor and 83.3% from the line.
Had 18 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 threes, and 3 steals last night.

SF Jared Dudley – Bad teams often produce sleeper fantasy contributers.  They usually go in spurts so you have to catch them while they are hot.  The last two games Dudley has averaged 32 minutes, 13.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.0 three-pointer.  He’s shot 72.7% from the floor and hasn’t missed a free throw.
Had 14 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals last night.

PF Brandan Wright – Wright has made back-to-back starts for Golden State, and he’s responded with averages of 12.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks.  He’s shot 68.8% from the floor and 75% from the line in those starts.
Had 5 points and 2 rebounds last night.  Yuck.
C Andray Blatche – In Yahoo leagues he qualifies at SF, PF, and C.  That flexiblity is valuable, especially if you can make daily lineup changes.  In his last five games he’s averaged 10.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.6 assist, 1.6 steals, and 1.6 blocks.  He’s shot 42% from the field, but he makes up for it with a decent 75% showing at the line.
Washington didn’t play last night. 

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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Mo
    March 5th, 2008 at 10:37 am #

    Its been so long since I watched any NBA I haven’t the faintest idea what’s going on. That said, your reasoning seems solid!

  2. Mo Morrissey
    March 5th, 2008 at 10:38 am #

    Ooops. Gave my URL incorrectly. Hate when that happens!

  3. Ryan Lester
    March 5th, 2008 at 10:39 am #

    Mo – The water is warm. Come on back. The NBA is actually better now.

  4. wassup471
    March 5th, 2008 at 11:38 am #

    Nice appearance on NBAroto! You sound like a professional (and write like one, too)!

  5. Ryan Lester
    March 5th, 2008 at 11:41 am #

    wassup – thanks for the kind words. I find writing much easier than talking about sports. It was fun though.

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    October 22nd, 2009 at 11:13 am #

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