Written by Eno Sarris, Fantasy Lounge Senior Writer
Though it's hard to pull away from all the fake rumors and innuendo on twitter during these winter baseball meetings, some of us have some fantasy basketball teams to figure out. Let's take a look at a trio of struggling stars in the league and try to prognosticate about their future.
We'll start with the easy one by labeling Pau Gasol about as safe a buy-low as there is in basketball right now. The only reason he's a buy-low at all is that he's only played eight games against the 20+ the rest of basketball has put in. The only reason he's worth some space here is that he illustrates a trick that you need to know in order to be a successful fantasy player - make sure to toggle the 'total' and 'average' buttons on your control panel when evaluating players. Especially early in the basketball season, players haven't played the same amount of games. When Pau has played, he's played exactly to his top-ten rating by sporting his trademark perfect percentages. He may not score twenty per game this year, but he'll do about everything else you want out of your power forward.
It might be tempting to label Wade a buy-low, as his Yahoo ranking is currently closer to 20 than the top-three pick he was going into the year. This is D-Wade we are talking about here - the kind of guy that gives you point guard stats along with the high-volume high-efficiency shooting guard game. Except something funny happened this year…