Ibaka or Howard -- WHIR - Fantasy Basketball Cafe 2014
Fantasy Basketball Cafe


Return to Draft, Trade, Keeper & Waiver Questions

Ibaka or Howard -- WHIR

Moderator: Basketball Moderators

Ibaka or Howard -- WHIR

Postby bocman111 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:13 pm

14 team keeper -- standard 8 cats

Which side do you take -- Ibaka or Howard?
bocman111
High School Hoopster
High School Hoopster


Posts: 138
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Ibaka or Howard -- WHIR

Postby bocman111 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:00 pm

I could also trade Al Jeff for Ibaka. Or I could stay put. Thoughts?
bocman111
High School Hoopster
High School Hoopster


Posts: 138
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Ibaka or Howard -- WHIR

Postby asap23 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:06 pm

It depends what your team needs. Do you need rebounds? Scoring? Blocks?
If you need boards, I'd take Howard. Points, probably Jefferson. Howard's injury concerns are always an issue though. What's your roster look like? Which categories are your weakest?
asap23
Driveway Dunker
Driveway Dunker


Posts: 5
Joined: 16 Feb 2013
Home Cafe: Basketball

Re: Ibaka or Howard -- WHIR

Postby bocman111 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:10 pm

My other big guys are Lebron, Ilyasova and Amir Johnson and also Derrick Williams.
bocman111
High School Hoopster
High School Hoopster


Posts: 138
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Ibaka or Howard -- WHIR

Postby asap23 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:41 pm

My take is this:
You're in a keeper league. It seems like you need rebounds. Dwight gives you that. However, he's been hurt this year, and over the last year he's gone from a clear top 3 in the NBA talent to a mere shadow of himself. He doesn't score, rebound, defend, dominate like he used to. Probably related to injury. Big men don't have the shelf lives that guards do. Especially guys like Howard who don't rely on pure post skill, but rather athleticism. Despite how much he wants to be, he'll never be a classic back to the basket type center. It's possible his best days are past him and this year isn't just an aberration. Watch Laker games. He's not intimidating like he used to. Jefferson is on the trading block in Utah. Maybe he'll go, maybe it will be Millsap, but regardless you don't know. He could end up in a better situation, or a worse one. It's a gamble. He's not a good defender and that will certainly affect his minutes. I would say Ibaka has the most future upside. Look at him this year. He's come a long way. 4 more points and half a rebound more per game. He's still young and still getting better. The blocks will always be there. He makes his free throws too.
With all this in mind...
This year, if you need rebounding, probably Dwight. But in the future? It might be best to cut Dwight and move on to Ibaka who, at least to me, looks like a future All-Star. I've got him on my squad. Kevin Martin's contract is up at the end of this year. The Thunder haven't officially offered him a deal for the future. If he doesn't come back, that's 15 points per game that the Thunder need to make up. Remember, Ibaka is the guy they chose to pay over James Harden. OKC's got big future plans for him.
asap23
Driveway Dunker
Driveway Dunker


Posts: 5
Joined: 16 Feb 2013
Home Cafe: Basketball

Re: Ibaka or Howard -- WHIR

Postby CatJ » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:40 pm

For the future, I might consider giving Big Al for Ibaka, depending on how the situation plays out in Utah with the trade deadline.

Could you help with mine?
http://www.fantasybasketballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=73938
Thanks.
CatJ
High School Hoopster
High School Hoopster


Posts: 230
Joined: 8 Dec 2011
Home Cafe: Basketball


Return to Draft, Trade, Keeper & Waiver Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: DeataHettal and 8 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues



Get Ready...
The 2014 NBA season starts in 6:16 hours
(and 58 days)


  • Fantasy Basketball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact