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Fantasy Basketball Buyers and Sellers

Players Averaging 50+ Fantasy Points Per Game

Rondo is playing out of his mind these days, and fantasy owners (and Kings fans) are loving it!  However, he is playing like Ben McLemore, Rudy Gay and Cousins are Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.  This may be the best time to get a nice haul for him.  If you don't like the deal, just say no!

If you drafted Drummond, congratulation.  His ADP was right around 35 and he is putting up the fourth most points per game!  He is averaging 18 points and 16 rebounds per game.  The only way you consider moving him is a 3-1 type trade where you can clear out some of your weak bench options.

Lowry is averaging 20+ points per game, thanks to seven 3pt attempts per game.  He is connecting on 41%, but he is a career 35% 3pt shooter.  I don't see this amazing streak lasting through April.  Put him on the trading block!

Celtics Isaiah Thomas Shot Chart
Isaiah Thomas Shot Chart

Players Averaging 40-49.9 Fantasy Points Per Game

The Celtics have an unconventional NBA lineup, but it works for them thanks to IT2.  He is what he is, a volume scorer, but Brad Stevens is more than happy to continue playing this Celtics brand of basketball.  Thomas will always have the green light.  If your league uses FG% I can understand the desire to put him on the trade block.  Carmelo Anthony is the only 20 point scorer shooting a lower percentage.

I'm going to be honest, I thought the Hornets acquiring Batum and his contract was a mistake.  I was wrong.  Sans Michael-Kidd Gilchrist, Batum is shooting near a career high 40% from beyond the arc, after three straight seasons of a declining 3pt%.  Gotta love Batum this year, as he is averaging 16.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.  With an ADP of 63, Batum was being drafted between Monta Ellis and Nikola Mirotic!

CP3 is averaging nearly 11 less fantasy points per game, go see what his owner wants in return, he will never be cheaper!

Players Averaging 30-39.9 Fantasy Points Per Game

The rebuilding of the Blazers roster has led to McCollum's success.  Owners took advantage during the draft around pick 100.  Only thing is that they took him before Rondo.  Oh well, still very valuable!

Andrew highlighted Otto Porter as a breakout player in a post prior to the start of the season.

Barton and Bazemore are posting nearly identical stats and are nice role players to own in fantasy.  However, if they can be that extra player in a deal to acquire a Whiteside or Bledsoe, don't hesitate to pull the trigger!  You can find similar stats in guys like Lou Williams, Jeff Green and Jeremy Lamb who might be available in free agency.

You had to assume LMA would not put up the same numbers in San Antonio as he was in Portland.  However, fantasy basketball players still drafted him right around pick 18.  That's their fault.  Go acquire him in a trade, but don't give up more than you are comfortable with!