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Category Strategy: What Did/Didn't Happen

James Anderson

James Anderson

James Anderson is a University of Minnesota graduate, with allegiances to the Packers, Brewers, Bucks (sigh) and Gophers (double sigh). He is an editor and scribe at, primarily focused on basketball and baseball. In 2013 he was a FSWA finalist for Fantasy Basketball writer of the year.

Before I get into Category Strategy, I just want to hit on a few things about what happened/didnít happen at the trade deadline.

Of course, the big move was Indiana acquiring Evan Turner for Danny Grangerís cadaver. I think itís a little risky to bring in Turner, as he could cause some end-of-game lineup questions. The urge to keep Turner in if heís playing well at the end of a game and keep George Hill on the bench could get the better of coach Frank Vogel. I donít think you want Turner on the floor at the end of a close game in the playoffs. He needs the ball in his hand to be successful, and while thatís fine if heís a sixth or seventh man, no team with Turner creating at the end of games is a true title contender. People talked about the Andrew Bynum signing as a risky chemistry move, but I think the Turner acquisition is far more dicey. However, I think Vogel is smart enough to use Turner correctly, and I still have them as the favorites to come out of the Eastern Conf

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