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Buy, Sell, or Hold: Jusuf Nurkic and Joe Ingles


Hello, all you fantasy NBA merchants out there. We are here once again to try and trade our way to fantasy stardom! This week we have clear options for both the sell high and the buy low options since both these guys are turning heads recently. And for totally opposite reasons.

First, we have a player who blew us away in his last game and is in pretty decent form, which can be used as really enticing trade bait. This is Jusuf Nurkic. If you can use his amazing form and get yourself a guy in return who will be more consistent and will contribute more to your fantasy team, that could do wonders in your run towards the championship.

In the other corner, we have a real all-around contributor who started the season off in amazing form but is in a unbelievableble slump lately. Joe Ingles hasn't hit double digits in over a week now and if his owner is panicking, you could use that to take advantage. Here are our Sell High and Buy Low candidates for Week 12 of the NBA season, right here at RotoBaller.

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Buy Low, Sell High Advice for Week 12

Are You for Real, Jusuf Nurkic?

Last night Kawhi Leonard hit his career-high 45 points hitting 16-of-22 shots and it still wasn't enough for him to reach the fantasy headlines. The Nurk Alert cast a shadow so big - it consumed Kawhi's career night. And what a performance it was... Oh, boy!

Nurkic hit 5-of-10 from the field and 14-of-16 from the charity stripe on his way to 24 points, 23 boards, seven dimes, five blocks and steals apiece and four turnovers in 38 minutes in an overtime win over the Sacramento Kings. That's just sick!

In addition to this monster line, Nurk is playing pretty well lately as well, grabbing double-digits in the rebounds column in six of his last seven games and double-doubling in five of them. This has him ranked at #6 in the past seven days on Yahoo and gives his owners decent leverage in trade negotiations involving Jusuf.

Now, I'm not saying Nurk is not going to continue to provide his owners with great fantasy lines. I believe he will. But if you're not punting his weak categories, and you can get a top-30 player back for Nurk I'm sure you're not going to miss his 64.1 FT% nor his 2.0 TO career averages.

If an owner is fed up with his Donovan Mitchell or Draymond Green. If one of your fantasy rivals believes his Jimmy Butler is not going to adapt to the 76ers' style. If any one of them is looking to boost his big man stats... Try and sway them with the offer of Nurk, maybe even grease it up a bit with a lower end guy to make the deal stick. When things take the turn and everything goes back to normal, you will be the one left with the better fantasy player on your team.

Baller Move: Sell high

 

Time to Panic on Joe Ingles?

When he started the season scoring 49 points in his first two games, going 19-of-27 from the field (11-of-17 from three-point range), grabbing five rebounds, ten assists, six steals a block and six turnovers combined in those two opening outings, no one would have thought Ingles would hit such a rock in the road.

But alas, here we are. Joe is nearly flatlining in the last week with averages of 5.7 PTS with 0.3 3PM on 22.7 FG% and 66.7 FT%, 2.7 REB, 4.0 AST, 1.7 STL, no BLK, and 2.0 TO in 28 minutes per game over his three games in that stretch. That has him outside of the top-300 for the last seven days. OUTSIDE THE TOP-300!!! This means that every single team has 10 guys who contributed more to their fantasy owners recently than Joe. Damn, have 300 dudes even played an NBA game over the previous week!?

The Jingle Bells aren't Jingling for Jingles this holiday season it seems. But if you're a betting man like myself, you would be wise to put your faith in the Australian to turn things around. If you can get away with an offer of a top-80/top-100 guy to persuade his owner to let you worry about him, Ingles will reward you for believing in him.

If Ingles' owner would prefer an Andrew WigginsJ.J. Redick or Evan Fournier, well who are you to deny him of that? Oh, right...the guy who acquired a border-line top-50 fantasy guy well under his real price by taking advantage of Ingles stringing a few poor games together.

Baller Move: Hold or buy low

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