Itâ€™s Christmas time, and the shopping season is in full frenzy. Itâ€™s time to make that yearly list: find out what you have, and what you really need, then go out and find that perfect gift (in my case assists and threes).
Itâ€™s also a good time to re-gift. Here are some bargain players, and some possible re-gifting gems.
BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL (GO OUT AND GET THESE GUYS â€“ THEY MAY BE CHEAP)Ron Artest â€“ Heâ€™s an elite player, and heâ€™ll be playing with something to prove the rest of the year.
Ben Wallace â€“ Heâ€™s starting to put together some Big Ben stat lines. His owners may be frustrated with him up to this point.
Donyell Marshall â€“ Just a matter of time â€¦ heâ€™s always been better in the second half, and Drew Goodenâ€™s #â€™s usually go down in the second half.
Tyson Chandler â€“ snap this guy up for a bargain basement price. Heâ€™s just been prescribed some medication for his shortness of breath.
Jalen Rose â€“ take a chance if he comes cheap. Torontoâ€™s making a trade, and itâ€™ll be either Rose or Peterson that goes. Either way, Rose wins.
James Posey â€“ Hmmmâ€¦ a defensive specialist who shoots 3â€™s playing for Pat Riley? I kinda like the combination
Tyronn Lue â€“ chances are heâ€™s still available in your leagueâ€¦ get him cheap, get rid of him for a price.
Bruce Bowen â€“ Three words, steals and threes.
Earl Watson â€“ heâ€™s been spectacular his last two games (think showcase) â€¦ a team with PG troubles may trade for him and start him immediately.
Sebastian Telfair â€“ (keeper leagues only) â€¦ his owners have to be frustrated, and heâ€™s banged up right now â€¦ go get him.
Reggie Evans â€“ 13 and 8 two games in a row? That may be a sign of things to come
Mike Bibby â€“ his assist #â€™s have to come up â€¦ donâ€™t they â€¦ donâ€™t they?
Gary Payton â€“ Again, Rileyâ€™s kind of player
Damon Stoudamire â€“ Averaging fewer than 5 assists per game, but his career average is around 7 â€¦ these #â€™s have to come up â€¦ go ahead and make a deal, but keep a close eye on him.
Mike Dunleavy â€“ Iâ€™ve seen him get more aggressive recently
WINDOW SHOPPING (GUYS TO KEEP AN EYE ON)
Shavlik Randolph â€“ if you have an open roster spot, roll the diceâ€¦ heâ€™s averaging more than 20 rebâ€™s per 48 minutesâ€¦ and Chris Webber is a charge/block away from the inactive list
Marcus Banks â€“ heâ€™s healthy again in Boston, and something tells me the team isnâ€™t overly pleased with Delonte West to this point.
Antonio Burks â€“ His only game in double figures came in garbage time, but then again, Memphis plays a lot of fourth quarters in garbage time. This team is lousy, and a move may be in order. Burks may benefit.
Bracey Wright â€“ heâ€™s in the D League â€¦ but the Tâ€™Wolves may trade Eddie Griffin, and theyâ€™ll need somebody up front.
SELL HIGH â€“ REGIFT THESE GUYS
Nate Robinson â€“ chances are you picked him up when he was startingâ€¦ Iâ€™m pretty sure Larry Brownâ€™s going to look in another direction now.
Marcus Camby â€“ You should feel very fortunate you got a #1 fantasy player up to this pointâ€¦ but here come the nagging injuriesâ€¦
Boris Diawâ€”may be losing confidence, and once the injured guys come back, he may be the odd man out
Happy Holidays, and happy shopping,