It doesn't matter if your team is down or down, Benny, Banksy and Boydie – the Basketball Blokes – are here to help with tips to help you bounce back.
These are the players you should consider buying, keeping and selling in your SuperCoach NBL squad for Round 14.
Weekly Sales: Sam Waardenburg (CRN) $202,100 FWD/CTR
Some of you may have made a resolution to eat better to improve your overall health this year. Your first decision in NBL SuperCoach should be to cut back on burgers, as Sam Waardenburg is this week's sellout. Sam has arguably been the most disappointing player in NBL SuperCoach this season. Many have been tempted by the exciting duo, hoping that he can score massive goals during his excellent time on the pitch. This did not work out as planned. And with the outcome of Round 10, it was nothing but cake for Big Sam, who also left the match late and may be in doubt this week regardless. You should turn Waardenburg this week.
Other players for sale
Your second decision is to cut back on spending on Cairns. Their unparalleled schedule of double-game rounds is over. And for those of us who have a pile of Cairns you will probably feel nauseous. Taran Armstrong wasn't good enough to start. Bobby Klintman can follow up 39 with a score of 1. We had a Josh (Railton) Roberts trap game which was enough to scare us away from the other Sam (Meninga), who has followed up his 3 game average of 3.33 to average 25 SuperCoach points per game over the last 6 His points are at a significantly reduced price. Start trading your snakes and hopefully move up the ladder. Patrick Miller and Tahri McCall have been excellent throughout, and are priced well enough that they can now be traded for premiums from other teams with better schedules.
Players to watch
Alan Williams (SEM) $422,000 CTR
Williams left the game early after suffering a knock to his knee, leaving NBL fans fearing the worst. There is some doubt that his knee will allow him to play this week.
Luke Travers (MEL) $346,200 GRD/FWD
Travers was substituted immediately from the game after making free throws very late
United's last match. Travers took an X-ray on the ankle in question and the results came back clear.
Travers has traveled to Sydney with the team and the intention is that he will play tomorrow night
Contract of the Week: Sam Mennenga (CRN) $211,500 CTR
For the 11% of opponents who have enjoyed Meninga's last 6 games, he remains a viable option off the bench to generate cash. After earning $45.7k last week, his negative break-even point will force him to continue rising in price. Based on his recent form, he might even start when the Taipans go into a doubleheader in round 16. With the 4 worst rounds in the league from that point on, look to trade Mennenga for someone who can help you along the way. League Finals, or which has a superior closing schedule.
Other players to consider a contract:
DJ Hough (SYD) $352,400
The man who could have been our buy of the week is now back on a potential contract for these
Which you already own. Hogg will miss Thursday's match against Melbourne United due to a shoulder injury
pain. We have no indication of his status for the next match. Note for these
Looking to continue is that the Kings also have a doubleheader the following week.
Buy of the Week: Jaylen Adams (SYD) $354,500
Adams gets the nod here based on form considering only Sydney and Melbourne United
Having a double game round. Aside from Adams, if you can make up 3 that
Includes Luke Travers (Waiting for Health) and Jo-Lual Acuil (MEL) which we hope you are too
Able to pick one of Sydney's cheaper players like Denzel Valentine or Jaylin
Galloway or Alex Tuohy; Or choose a featured player in a single game round. While ideally
You will have planned to have 5 starting players for the doubleheader, i.e. United players
The selection is best served as a one-week rental, as they follow this round with successive rounds
Single game rounds.
Purchases other than Sydney and Melbourne
If you're looking beyond this tour or one that's already well set up, here are some under-the-radar names that should be on your watchlist with useful upcoming schedules.
1. Sam Froling (ILL) $337,000 FWD/CTR
2. Gary Clark (ILL) $336,300
3. Tyler Harvey (ILL) $259,300 total
4. Justin Robinson (ILL) $257,800
5. William McDowell White (New Zealand) $215,800 total
6. Mantas rubstaficius (New Zealand) US$192,500
7. Zilan Cheatham (New Zealand) $275,500