NBL Dream Team: Round 14 Preview

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The last of the bye rounds went off with a bang as Josh Childress smashed out the biggest score of the season without re-injuring himself. We now head into the home straight with our trades starting to run low.

 

Reviewing Round 13

Round 13 Champions

Josh Childress delivered big with two huge games and the biggest round score this season. I had even odds on him getting re-injured, but congratulations if you took the punt to bring him and double congrats if you gave him the captaincy. Daniel Kickert has been on fire since missing a game with injury and didn’t miss a single shot. Shaun Bruce was the second highest scorer for the week and almost broke the scale on my value chart, being barely above minimum value.

Round 13 Disasters

Jordair Jett performed a clean sweep of all three disaster categories in one of his worst matches of the year. There were a fair few players who missed this round completely though and it was pretty bad luck if you happened to have one of them, although Stephen Weigh was the biggest surprise and hurt the most people. Marcus Thornton (16) was the biggest disappointment of the players who played double matches.

 

Get Ready for Round 14

With only six weeks of NBL Dream Team left for the year we should be looking at finalising our teams and generally only bringing in players who we are happy to keep for the rest of the season. Adelaide, Cairns, Illawarra and New Zealand all have 10 remaining matches, while the other teams only have 8 left.

Round 14 Premium TT

If you don’t have AJ Ogilvy or Kevin Lisch you should probably be looking at one of them also, although Illawarra and Cairns are the only teams who do not play a double match in the last round of the season.

Round 14 Bargain TT

It’s hard to believe Oscar Forman is so cheep but opposition teams have been attacking him and getting him in foul trouble. He has the potential to score big though. Shaun Bruce was in career best form and loved it. Expect him to keep delivering great points for as long as Starks is out and possibly longer if Aaron Ferne decides that it’s a good look for the team.

Round 14 Captains

Captain choices are a bit of the obvious this week with the Illawarra Big 3 leading the way. If you don’t have any of the above then Mark Worthington also might step up, or alternatively Josh Childress could be good off just a single game. Cairns and Illawarra are the only teams with double matches this week. Lockout is on Wednesday at the usual time of 7:30pm AEDT.

7 Comments

  • Thinking of cashing in some cows and grabbing nz rookies who have double games during the finals (Te Rangi & Bartlett)

    Want to grab Jackson in r15 and Johnson in r16

    • Te-Rangi has been really inconsistent all season while Bartlett simply isn’t getting enough court time recently and has averaged 2.6 over his last 6 games.

      If you’re looking for an absolutely minimum price player and wanting some points then you should look at players like Greg Hire, Igor Hadziomerovic, Jerome Hill or Brendan Teys. These guys all get on court consistently and have previously shown potential to score some decent scores.

  • Missed your work last week Tristan! Happy New Year to you & everyone else. Cashing in Cadee & Garlepp this week for Randle & Penney. Will then have the Illawarra big 3 + Kicks & Warrick for next week’s round & won’t trade (injuries permitting). Leaving 2 trades a week for the remainder. Looking at Charles Jackson & DJ round 16 if I can get to them, for the Melbourne boys. Like everyone else without him, trying to work out how to get to Chill (after being burnt the last time he came back): possibly won’t/can’t until the final round & bounce AJ for Chill…

    • In a very similar position Vishnu, thinking only way im getting chill is getting rid of Lisch/AJ and the only way I see that is before last round.

  • Will be trading Brandt to Forman through dpp and then trade Garlepp to Childress

  • Thoughts on Prather to Chill and Beal to Walker or White ?

    Team would be : Penney, Chill, AJ, Lisch & Gliddon.
    Bench : Majok, Walker, Brandt, Blanch & Webster.

    Have to get a 53 k and under player to get Chill in by trading Beal.

    Thoughts.