Turmoil wrote:Paul + scrub + scrub = Stud + stud
And if you drafted Paul, maybe you already knew he had a bad run of games early and thus planned to trade all along.
Don't see much wrong with the advice, especially if you felt you needed to get a good start in the season in a competitive H2H comp.
The problem with this is that CP3 + a scrub is so good it's STILL better than most combinations of 2 studs an opposing manage could realistically offer.
mbuser wrote:the problem with the advice is that "selling high" should never be used to describe anything involving chris paul. are they also anticipating a "buy low" scenario right before NOR goes on a streak of sharing the most team games in 9 of 11 weeks (wks 11-21)? my advice would be to not trade chris paul exclusively because of a few slow weeks in nov/dec
exactly. "sell high" and "Chris Paul" just don't belong in the same thought at this point in Paul's career.
Seriously though, his lines have been great but his #1 value has more to do with points, threes and a ridiculous shooting percentage than it does his steals or assists so far. He shot 61% from the field yesterday and his overall FG% dropped. Same goes with his 3PT%...3/4 last night actually lowered his 3PT%.
I can understand why people would worry about his value dropping when his FG% comes back down to earth. In order for him to maintain the #1 spot, his assists/steals will have to increase to make up for the fact
that Paul's FG% is going to drop. The questions are: Can his teammates come through and make more of those shots he's setting them up for? and: Can he bring his steal numbers back up to 2.5 or 3 per game? I think the answer to both of those is yes but it's a reason for concern.
Yes, his assists and steals have been down and scoring, FG%, and 3s are up, but his games played right now is a tiny sample. His assists and steals will definitely come up, just as assuredly as his FG% will come down. The 3's, I am not sure about, but this should EVEN FURTHER reinforce the concept that there is no such thing as selling high on CP3. He's the best roto player in the game and he STILL has upside in three pointers compared to his numbers last year.
plonden wrote:I agree with Hurricane Cat's original contention (leaving the specific CP3 example aside). The Rotoworld blurbs tend to leave out fairly important information to make their point. For example, on a night when someone has something absurd like 7 or 8 turnovers, they will leave it out while only mentioning all the good stats they accumulated. Or, if a guy drops 20 points on 20 percent shooting they draw attention to the points without mentioning the efficiency. You can't mention the positives without also mention the negatives. It's cherry picking and misleading to those who aren't knowledgeable enough to look at the whole picture.
And finally, yes, my overall comment was directed toward the recent questionable commentary of RW, of which the CP3 update is just 1 recent example.