Let’s take a look a several widely owned players that are cuttable in standard fantasy basketball leagues. Note: If you can trade any of these guys instead of dropping them, by all means do so. But if you can’t, it is high time to trade these duds in for newer, sexier players.

Larry Sanders MIL | C

It’s really too bad. Sanders was finally starting to put it all together and reclaim some of his value in an otherwise lost season. But, alas. He’s suffered an orbital bone fracture, an eye injury, and has undergone surgery. He’ll miss at least 6 weeks recovering. He wasn’t a great fantasy option this year before this development, and his best case will be a couple of weeks at the very end of the season. There’s no real reason to hold him unless you have an IR spot and nobody else to use it on. (about 75% owned)
Recommendation: Drop in all leagues

Raymond Felton NYK | PG

I’d been holding Felton in a couple of leagues, hoping that the Knicks commitment to ‘small ball’ would translate into Felton finally proving he’s more than an overweight, old PG. Unfortunately, that’s what he is. He kills you in FG%, isn’t even averaging 6 assists per game, is shooting 67% from the stripe for the year, and isn’t even close to an elite scorer. He stinks. Dump him this weekend for Brian Roberts, Kendall Marshall, Mario Chalmers, D.J. Augustin, or even Kirk Hinrich. (about 65% owned)
Recommendation: Drop in all leagues

Steve Nash LAL | PG

I’m not going to overanalyze this. He can’t stay healthy for more than a game at a time. The single good line he did post was against the ‘Sixers, who would get carved up on defense by drunken baboons. He’s a zero-upside player at this point in his career, and your fantasy team will be better served by an empty roster spot. Dumpsville. (about 45% owned)
Recommendation: Drop in all leagues

J.R. Smith NYK | SG

You don’t have to agree with me on this one, but sometimes the truth hurts. J.R. Smith really stinks in fantasy basketball. Here are his ranks, (season – 164 / last 30 days -114 / last 14 days – 148 / last 7 – 268 days) at current time. He’s not even a top 100 player in any time period. He’s empty scoring and 3’s, and nothing more. To make matters worse, this ‘shooter’ somehow is terrible at the free throw line (62% over the last 30 days). You don’t need this bum on your squad. (about 80% owned)
Recommendation: Drop in all leagues

Rodney Stuckey DET | PG

Stuckey is like a slightly better J.R. Smith clone. If all you were looking for in a fantasy player was scoring, he’d be your guy. But if you actually want to win your league, you can’t have guys like Stuckey on your team. He’s been ranked at his highest over the last 7 days (#135 overall) where his collective Steals + Blocks + 3’s made comes in at an astonishingly low 1.1, which is just dreadful. He’s somewhat helpful at the line (83%) but average to below average everywhere else. Dump at your earliest convenience. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Drop in all leagues

Kevin Garnett BKN | PF / C

How is a player averaging 6 points and 6 boards per game for the year almost 65% owned? He’s not even averaging 22 minutes per game, and sits out the majority of back-to-backs. If I find him on your fantasy team, I’m going to kick you in the shins. This isn’t 2005 when KG was a stud. He might be the Big Ticket, but this year that ticket takes you only to the bottom of the standings. Seeya, KG. (about 65% owned)
Recommendation: Drop in all leagues