Each week, we’ll introduce not only the players you want to acquire in trades, but also the players you want to trade.
Going forward, we’ll use the data we’ve seen so far to build potential trading scenarios for what we should consider acquiring and what we should move, when appropriate.
This week marks the New Year, so I thought I’d try something a little different. As we enter Week 11, I am writing to those who are in the Dynasty and/or Keeper League. We need to know where the team stands now, so we’ll take a look at some of the players you should consider acquiring and trading in the long-term league.
Onyeka Okongwu (C – ATL)
This year was Okongwu’s junior year in Atlanta, and it was the year we expected him to take a big step forward. But Atlanta was blocked by Clint Capela.
Okonwgu is a flash of fantasy manager and to me is a better player than Capella has been for years. If he waits to trade with him until Capella moves, he’ll end up making more trades than if you play a waiting game with him.
D’Angelo Russell (PG – MIN)
I drafted Russell in a 30-team start-up league in hopes of flipping Russell at the second-year prospect deadline. The best offer I have for him is Ayo Dosunmu and a second round pick and I don’t know if Dosunmu will be better than Russell in the next two seasons as long as I like him. not.
But as the trade deadline approaches, values shift and hunting teams trade for veterans and take in performance a little more. I will not let him go and neither should you.
Jaden McDaniels (SF/PF – MIN)
The trend we see in the NBA is for teams to move large numbers of picks to studs, as Minnesota did to Rudy Gobert. But if that doesn’t work, there’s nothing stopping you from moving your own studs and reacquiring the pick.
Karl-Anthony Towns is also traded, but you have to pay for him. In the case of his McDaniels, who play his fifth fiddle in Minnesota, it’s easier to trade him.
RJ Barrett (SG/SF – Nippon Yusen)
The Knicks have been looking good lately, even though the game with the Mavericks is over. While they look set to tough out in the playoffs, there is still hope from many that Barrett will continue to improve and progress as a player.
I just haven’t seen it, and if you feel the same way, you should seek out someone who feels the need to reach another level.
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