Week 9 Fantasy Trade Values

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With Rajon Rondo finally getting moved Thursday and Corey Brewer shipped out of Minnesota, the NBA trade season is officially open. And, though you didn't have to wait until Dec. 15 to trade anyone in your league, there was still plenty of reason to wait on pulling the trigger on a big trade. However, we're almost done with the first third of the season, meaning your chances to turn things around are dwindling.

We receive plenty of trade questions on our Fantasy basketball podcast (link), so many that we can't always get to them all. To mark the official open of trade season, I decided to pick through a few of the most interesting this week.

If you want your trade question answered, either in the podcast or this column, send it to fantasyhoops@cbsi.com, with the subject line, "Fantasy Hoops."

Jimmy, from Boston via Australia, writes,

Here's my roster:

Kevin Durant
Marc Gasol
Mike Conley
Gordon Hayward
Victor Oladipo
Tobias Harris
Chandler Parsons
Markieff Morris
Jonas Valanciunas
Donatas Motiejunas
Nerlens Noel

We are in the first year of a keeper setup, where you can keep two from season to season. Kevin Durant and Marc Gasol would be the most likely, so far.

I'd like to target an efficient guard to team with Durant going forward rather than Gasol. Someone younger with more upside, maybe, since I figure getting big man stats with efficiency is probably easier.

What do you see Gasol's value relative to players like Stephen Curry, James Harden, Damian Lillard, John Wall, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook Westbrook etc?

Do you see a sweetener I might include to push for Curry, Harden, Wall or should I try straight up for Irving/Lillard range?

Based on the chart, Gasol for Wall might work, though Wall isn't quite the model of efficiency you might be looking for. If you wanted to get someone who is a bit more helpful in 3-point and free-throw shooting, Lillard is the lower end of the spectrum you should be targeting, and it might be worth throwing Donatas Motiejunas out for him, along with Gasol. If you really wanted to swing for the fences, Oladipo and Gasol for Curry makes a certain amount of sense, if the other team would go for it.

Bradley writes,

So, I'm in a 12-team, H2H 9-category, and I got an interesting trade offer:

Anthony Davis and Marcus Morris for my DeMarcus Cousins.

I have to accept the crap out of that trade right?

Yes. I wouldn't give up Davis for Cousins straight up, and yet you are getting Morris thrown in on top. Morris might be droppable, to be honest, but that wouldn't change how I feel about this deal. Davis is just the vastly superior player, and you should be thankful whoever sent you the trade doesn't realize it.

D.I. writes,

Give up Joakim Noah and Dwyane Wade get back Jimmy Butler and Serge Ibaka. 12 team, H2H 11-category league.

My current team: Stephen Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Chandler Parsons, Nicolas Batum, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Dwyane Wade, Terrence Ross, Darren Collison, Joakim Noah, Nikola Pekovic, Gorgui Dieng, Kyle Korver

Even if you think Butler is due for some regression, I think you have to do this trade. Wade has been the better player among the shooting guards, but the gap isn't so big that it's insurmountable. If Butler is 85 percent of Wade in scoring and assists, he makes up for the game with sheer volume everywhere else. And Wade, like Noah, is a major injury risky; Butler and Ibaka have already played a combined 12 more games than the duo you would be giving up.

You're giving up assists, mostly, but you should be able to make up for that with shooting, defense and much lower turnover totals. My gut tells me this a no-brainer, and the chart agrees -- you gain 48 points in this trade, while giving up 36. Do it.

And now, on to this week's chart ...

Player H2H ROTO Player H2H ROTO Player H2H ROTO
Anthony Davis 43 48 Tyson Chandler 18 20 Lou Williams 8 7
Stephen Curry 43 43 Mike Conley 18 16 Carlos Boozer 8 6
James Harden 43 42 Derrick Rose 18 13 Shabazz Muhammad 8 7
LeBron James 42 39 Kawhi Leonard 18 21 Marcus Smart 8 9
Russell Westbrook 42 38 Eric Bledsoe 17 16 Wilson Chandler 7 8
John Wall 40 29 Darren Collison 17 11 Jose Calderon 7 7
Chris Paul 39 36 Greg Monroe 17 9 Luol Deng 7 9
Kevin Durant 38 38 Kemba Walker 16 17 Jeremy Lin 7 6
Kyle Lowry 38 33 Chandler Parsons 16 19 Isaiah Thomas 7 7
DeMarcus Cousins 38 28 Markieff Morris 16 18 Ed Davis 7 8
Damian Lillard 33 33 Jeff Green 16 15 Mo Williams 7 6
Marc Gasol 33 29 Tony Parker 16 9 Alec Burks 7 5
Blake Griffin 33 25 Serge Ibaka 15 28 Patrick Beverley 7 9
Kobe Bryant 33 21 Bradley Beal 15 14 K.J. McDaniels 6 7
Chris Bosh 32 28 Victor Oladipo 15 12 Terrence Ross 6 9
LaMarcus Aldridge 32 28 Jordan Hill 15 8 Danny Green 6 11
Pau Gasol 32 23 DeAndre Jordan 14 24 Arron Afflalo 6 7
Rudy Gay 31 21 Nicolas Batum 14 15 Terrence Jones 6 6
Dwight Howard 30 22 Lance Stephenson 14 10 Solomon Hill 6 6
Al Jefferson 30 18 David West 14 11 Nene 6 6
Kyrie Irving 29 25 Brandon Jennings 14 9 Harrison Barnes 6 5
Nikola Vucevic 29 20 Joe Johnson 14 10 Kelly Olynyk 6 7
Ty Lawson 29 15 Ricky Rubio 14 10 Tristan Thompson 6 5
Rajon Rondo 29 15 Goran Dragic 13 16 C.J. Miles 6 5
Carmelo Anthony 28 23 DeMar DeRozan 13 10 Robert Covington 6 6
Jimmy Butler 27 20 Trevor Ariza 12 18 Boris Diaw 5 7
Paul Millsap 26 30 Draymond Green 12 19 Timofey Mozgov 5 4
Dwyane Wade 26 21 Ryan Anderson 12 14 Nerlens Noel 5 9
Monta Ellis 26 17 Wesley Matthews 11 16 Andrew Bogut 5 7
Brandon Knight 25 23 Taj Gibson 11 12 Robin Lopez 5 5
Michael Carter-Williams 25 18 Jonas Valanciunas 11 10 Mirza Teletovic 5 8
Gordon Hayward 24 28 Giannis Antetokounmpo 11 13 Devin Harris 5 7
Deron Williams 24 17 Brook Lopez 11 7 Courtney Lee 5 7
Dirk Nowitzki 23 21 Thaddeus Young 11 9 Nick Young 5 7
Kevin Love 23 22 Kyle Korver 10 17 Anderson Varejao 5 6
Joakim Noah 23 15 Gorgui Dieng 10 11 Elfrid Payton 5 6
Jeff Teague 23 15 Rodney Stuckey 10 8 DeMarre Carroll 5 7
Derrick Favors 23 21 Enes Kanter 10 8 Manu Ginobili 5 5
Tim Duncan 22 18 Tony Wroten 10 8 Amir Johnson 5 5
Tobias Harris 22 19 Jamal Crawford 9 10 Rasual Butler 5 5
Josh Smith 22 14 Trey Burke 9 9 Larry Sanders 5 9
Zach Randolph 22 8 Mario Chalmers 9 7 Cody Zeller 5 4
Jared Sullinger 21 13 Amar'e Stoudemire 9 8 Brandan Wright 4 7
Al Horford 21 17 Kenneth Faried 9 9 Channing Frye 4 9
Jrue Holiday 20 16 Paul Pierce 9 8 Gerald Green 4 9
Andre Drummond 20 19 Omer Asik 9 6 Shawne Williams 4 7
Tyreke Evans 19 14 Donatas Motiejunas 9 7 Nikola Mirotic 4 7
Roy Hibbert 19 12 Greivis Vasquez 8 7 Mike Dunleavy 4 7
Marcin Gortat 19 12 Reggie Jackson 8 6 Evan Fournier 4 5
Klay Thompson 18 29 Andrew Wiggins 8 9 Marcus Morris 4 5
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