Fantasy Basketball H2H Trades

 | November 21, 2008 12:11 PM

This week I made two trades in my head to head league.

Tue, Nov 18 12:27 PM PST I accepted the following trade offer.  It went through Thu, Nov 20, 12:31 PM PST.  Looking at the 2009 stats it looks unfavorable.

PR PRK GP FG% FT% 3PM REB AST STL BLK PTS
Tayshaun Prince 7.17 7 11 .453 .872 1.2 7.5 3.1 0.6 0.6 16.2
for
Shawn Marion 4.76 17 10 .467 .632 0.4 9.0 1.2 1.3 1.8 11.4

But it looks quite good based on the 2009 projections.

RNK FG% FT% 3PM REB AST STL BLK PTS
Tayshaun Prince 109 .453 .767 0.8 4.9 3.0 0.6 0.5 13.6
for
Shawn Marion 7 .517 .764 1.1 10.4 2.0 2.0 1.5 17.1

My reasoning for the trade is that Shawn Marion is a 1st to 2nd round player and his average ESPN draft position was 10th.  Tayshaun Prince’s average ESPN draft position was 95th and I took him in the 8th round.

I think Tayshaun Prince is going to have a great season while I expect Shawn Marion not to live up to expectations.  In the worst case scenario Tayshaun may have a better season but I think the most likely scenario is that Shawn does better.  One concern with Tayshaun is that he has to share the ball with the selfish Allen Iverson and also the scorers Richard Hamilton and Rasheed Wallace.

Shawn is clearly not going to be the number one option in Miami but hopefully he will be number two, it depends on Michael Beasley’s growth as a player.  I actually would not be surprised to see Shawn traded, maybe to the Lakers which would not be good for his numbers.

Also I had to do the deal because I needed a power forward which Shawn Marion qualifies.  I had no idea I would soon be getting another power forward.

Shortly afterwards I made another trade at Tue, Nov 18 10:01 PM PST. It went through Thu, Nov 20, 10:31 PM PST. Again it is another trade where the 2009 stats look bad but the 2009 projections look good.

PR PRK GP FG% FT% 3PM REB AST STL BLK PTS
Nate Robinson 7.68 6 11 .468 .750 2.0 4.0 4.4 2.1 0.0 13.9
Jameer Nelson 5.59 11 11 .481 .944 0.9 4.1 4.5 1.0 0.0 13.7
for
Josh Smith -0.74 85 4 .426 .571 1.0 8.0 1.3 2.3 2.5 12.0

Josh Smith is a second round player, average ESPN draft position of 18, while Nate Robinson and Jameer Nelson weren’t even drafted onto peoples’ starting rosters with average draft positions of 111 and 115 respectively.

RNK FG% FT% 3PM REB AST STL BLK PTS
Nate Robinson 141 .423 .777 1.4 3.2 2.8 0.9 0.0 13.3
Jameer Nelson 107 .459 .821 1.0 3.4 5.3 1.0 0.1 12.4
for
Josh Smith 17 .450 .708 0.4 8.1 3.2 1.4 2.8 16.1

Since Jameer and Nate are so hot and Josh is hurt, which is hurting his numbers, especially his player rating which is currently negative, I thought I might have a shot at getting him.  Plus I have too many of these small point guard/shooting guard types.  I was pretty happy when the trade went through and I can use the blocks and steals.

Also someone recently offered me Cutino Mobley for Brandon Roy.  Cutino Mobley!  I countered with Brandon Roy for Amare Stoudemire. 🙂

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