OpinionNovember 23, 2010

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Ask Nene: Volume 3

By David Vauthrin

Until further notice, I will be taking over this column in place of Nene. With that said, keep those questions coming in the Ask Nene question thread in the Draft, Trade, Waiver, and Keeper forum on the site. The more questions the merrier. Without further ado, here’s the question of the week:

Will Anthony Randolph see consistent minutes as a New York Knick? If he doesn’t get consistent minutes, is he droppable in a 16-team league?-whatevatreva88

For whatever reason, Mike D’Antoni doesn’t believe in Randolph. As long as that’s the case, I wouldn’t expect consistent playing time and his fantasy outlook is very bleak. That said, if it were me, I’d try to find a suitable trade before I cut him. Perhaps another owner still believes in him and is willing to do a trade that is better than anything on the waiver wire.

If a trade isn’t possible, it depends on the format of your league. If you are in a re-draft league, I’d have an easier time convincing myself to cut him. If you are in a keeper or dynasty league, it would depend on how many players you can keep and if your team is a contender or pretender for this season.

After considering your league format and assessing your trade options, I’d then think about what players are on your waiver wire. If it’s full of low upside players, I’d keep Randolph and hope for a trade or a rotation spot to become available. If there are some guys with potential getting consistent minutes, I’d have no problem cutting bait with Randolph.

In a 16-team league, I’d expect your waiver wire to be very limited, so I’d be looking for a trade partner and keep him on the bench in the meantime.

David Vauthrin is one of a growing number of fantasy experts who write for the Cafe. A native of Houston, Texas, David Vauthrin is a diehard Rockets fan. Having graduated with a degree in journalism from UT-Austin, it is believed his blood is not red, but rather burnt orange.
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