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We’re back with the specialist of editions of the Razzball Hoops Pod – on location podcasting! Today we air from sunny Florida as JB continues his Spring Training extravaganza, and I catch up with Slim for basketball talk on the road.  Sorry the audio levels are a little wonky, I told Slim I was going to be way louder than he expected with my Podcast voice!  Shun the unbeliever!  When we’re back with our normal set-up next week, we’ll be straightened out…  Anyway, on today’s show we catch up on fringy PG to own, big man injuries, and where we think we’ll draft Derrick Favors next year.  Plus we make our 30-point challenge picks, and as always, wrap our week at the movies.

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  1. Niko-Cola Kevin says:
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    Steph Curry for 30! Gotta work one of these times…

    • Shahed says:
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      @Shahed: Also Marcin Gortat? What is up with him, I see he did good against Denver, but that’s Jokic defense. I have already dropped Valanciunas for Big Sauce, so am worried.

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        @Shahed:
        JB, you are LOUD! Ha.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Shahed: @Shahed: Butler it is! Yeah my bad I’ll have the board updated tomorrow with today’s winners, just been a little behind through the travel week…

          Yeah Mahimnmi cutting into minutes, my guess is easing it off for him to finish the year. Dallas did that with Zaza last year.

          And yeahhhhh, that’s my B I messed up something with my podcast stuff on the road. Plus, I am much louder 🙂

  2. Johnc says:
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    Timing is everything! My #1 seeded team was crushing it until two weeks ago when Lowry went down and I decided to chase threes with Mirotic and dropped Kanter. One-two punch. So now Adams is playing horribly and killing FTs, Kanter is a double-double machine with nice percentages. It is like losing three guys. Add RJax being a yo-yo is the cherry on the sundae. Oh how I wish this was a Roto league LOL. Ok, now that he whining is done, here are the best guys on the wire:

    Holmes, Chriss, Jameer, RHJ, Sergio, PJ, Portis, Delly. Skal
    Is there a guy worth owning here or do I continue to stream?
    My team: CP3, Yogi, RJax, Smart, J Murray (grabbed in case he supplants Jameer)
    Porter, Leonard, James Johnson, G Harris
    KAT, Poison Goose, Horford, Adams, Jokic

    Beal for 30?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Johnc: Damn, yeah I mean the Bulls need wins, Miro came out outta the break and played a big part of wins, then suddenly DNP and they losing…

      Chriss and Holmes intrigue me, only guy I think that’s worth streaming is Murray, I love his game but tough to see him contribute consistently. but same for those bigs. I probably hold

  3. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    So I took yours and Slim’s advice. Dropped Brogdon. Dropped Markieff. Both were possible keepers for me (Brogdon at 11th round, Markieff at 8th round), but if I’m going to be all win now, I have to think win now. My only concern was losing a couple of games in the process based on scheduling, but I also just checked and it doesn’t look like I’ll ever have to bench anyone next week, which is good.

    The only question remains is whether I hold on to McConnell because of what he can do with ASTs and STLs, despite two crappy games and Sergio eating up some of his time, or whether I consider something unorthodox and drop McConnell (or someone else) for Harkless when the latter clears waivers Sunday night.

    What say you? Any more moves? Stand pat? How am I looking for playoffs?

    Team in a 9-cat, 12-team, h2h league.

    Kemba – PG; Conley – PG; McConnell – PG; Lin – PG/SG; Beal – SG; Waiters – SG/SF; A.Gordon – SF/PF; Millsap – PF/C; Porzingis – PF/C; Gobert – C; Jokic – C

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Not Your Average Joe: I’m with ya on those, it’s all about short term now. With Jokic, I think you have the AST to compete, I kinda think you hold mcconnell. Although I’d bet you’ll be streaming for some scoring trough the playoffs too, so if AST ever looks won, I wouldnt mind losing TJ

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        @JB Gilpin: Good stuff. I’ll keep an eye on him and only drop if the trend of the past two games goes on. Harkless just looks so good on those D-stats! At least until Turner comes back and cuts into his time.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Not Your Average Joe: Sounds like a plan, and yeah Harkless can make it work in big minutes but def worry about Turner

  4. The Gintern says:
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    I missed the chink in the armor thing too, yikes… Good pod guys!

    Give me John Wall for 30 tonight, please

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Gintern: Thanks man, and thanks for braving the audio! Hhaa. Sounds good, I like the call vs the Kinks!

  5. Lasandro says:
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    My ear drums have been raped!

    I’m going Beal for 30

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Hahaha my bad man… Pretty much an interpretation of Slim meeting me in person. I like the call!

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: ooh I’m slowly climbing up that 30pt challenge board..

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Late season charge! I’ll get that updated tomo

  6. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I’m going with KAT for 30.

  7. Connor says:
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    I’ll go with KAT for 30!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: Double KAT calls!

  8. chris says:
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    10 team 9 cat h2h league looking for prospective playoff add. drop Favors for Hernangomez? Basically for the same stats i would be hoping favors would give me.

    I might have a bye next week so its more of a prospective add than a win now one

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chris: With the bye, I would compare schedules for the two. If equal schedules I like Favors still, but very very close. If Willy could play on one extra offday I would swap

  9. Sam says:
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    Sup guys! Fantasy playoffs is coming in a 20team league. Sitting at #1, though it sucks that Durant got injured. Choose 2 bigs for ROS. Hernangomez, Zubac or Len? I have Hernangomez and Len while Zubac is quietly floating in the wire. And it’s hard to pass up on Zubac’s upside. Help me on this one, thanks!

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      @Sam: Ugh, yeah in a 20er that’s really tough. Yup I would nab Zubac! Do you have a bye for next week? Zubac plays that first Monday of semis of standard playoff format

  10. miles proudfoot says:
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    Broggy out with a back injury. Hopefully out one game, but think hes droppable with the playoffs next week? Would pick up one of the other fringe guards like Yogi, Nelson, Murray, Iggy, Ish, Sergio?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @miles proudfoot: Yeah saw that… Blah. Yeah he was already in that tier, I wouldn’t mind getting Yogi

  11. Drez1 says:
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    Aight man, so the season is winding down in my tank-job 20 teamer and I need some ‘keeper/who to flip before I have to decide’ advice. Anyway, 20 team h2h standard cats + DD/TD, and A/T.

    I’m basically a lock for the #1 pick next season, so I’m already planning on picking a PG (Fultz/Ball).

    Here’s the likely keepers:

    PG – Payne
    SG – Oladipo, Jamal Murray
    SF – Middleton, B. Ingram, RHJ
    PF – Draymond, Thon
    C – Zubac, Zizic (he’s gonna be a stud, imo)

    I’ve also got Jabari Parker (I want to flip him asap), Alan Williams, Tyler Ulis, and Olynyk. Debating as to whether or not I should keep any of them over the 10 above, or try to flip these guys with one of my keepers to improve on a few positions. Also looking to move up in the draft with my 2nd/3rd round picks. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Podcast was lolz, btw. Definitely one of the funnier ones, haha.

    Anyway, thanks again!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Drez1: Gotcha, yeah like the young core! Def how a rebuilding team should look. Debating Alan W vs Thon, I’m just not a big Thon guy… Then again, Suns are gonna have to start Tyson again next year… And well, if you don’t trade Jabari, you kinda have to keep him. So if nothing happens there, I would throw back Thon even though I know he’s young/upside/etc. Thanks for listening man!

  12. Dante Green says:
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    I’m still at awe at how Booker fell to my Phoenix Suns in the draft 2 and half years ago. The kid had another clutch buzzer beater. I know his game doesn’t translate to fantasy but I’m talking real life right now (you know I bleed orange and purple). It is uch a blessing to have a player like Devin. #WeArePHX

    • Dante Green says:
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      @Dante Green:

      I forgot to ask, would you pick up Ulis and drop either CoJo or Willy H?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dante Green: Yeah fun to see the youth coming along! Chriss looks great too. But nah, I would hold Cojo and Willy H still

  13. Dante Green says:
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    Playoff time! Hah. I’m heading into playoffs in both of the leagues that I joined in.

    Main league: 14-team, 9-cat, 6-team playoffs
    PG1 Russell
    PG2 Joseph
    SG1 McCollum
    SF1 Hayward
    SF2 Crowder
    PF1 Harris
    PF2 Chriss
    C1 Towns
    C2 Jokic
    C3 Allan Williams
    C4 Hernangomez

    I’m not too confident with my this team right now bcoz Crowder is playing like crap and Watson refuses to play Chriss and Big Sauce heavy minutes, yeah, they have the tendency to get into foul trouble but Chriss wasn’t in against the Blazers. Smh, my guess is that Watson doesn’t want to fully unleash those two because he knows how good they are and that they might actually win them some games. Lol Gotta keep tanking for that lottery pick. Haha. But I just gotta put all my trust on my reliables: Towns who’s still beastin for as long as I can remember; McCollum and Hayward who are both heating up right now; and of course.. Jokic. Having both Nikola and Towns on the same team is a nightmare for some, Jesus. But I’m just really glad I made the playoffs. Only 6 out of the 14 teams?? Sheesh.

    League 2: 12-team, 9-cat, 4-team playoffs
    PG1 Thomas
    PG2 Dragic
    PG3 Beverley
    SG1 Harden
    SG2 Caldwell-Pope
    SF1 Fournier
    SF2 TYoung
    PF1 Millsap
    PF2 Dieng
    C1 Jokic
    C2 Turner
    C3 Nurkic
    IR Hood

    I know I haven’t been giving you updates about this particular team, but this is how it looks now. Hah I’m currently the no.1 team! I had one of the best, if not the best, draft selection. I hope my squad doesn’t suffer any mishaps along the way. PTS, FT, 3PM, AST, STL should all be killer. I could sneak in and steal the Blocks category if Turner finds his mojo back, but with Nurkic there I think I have a decent chance of winning it.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Well imagine if you were in REL! Only 6 outta 20 teams! Yeah PG may be a little rough for team 1 too, but man, yeah that Jokic Towns combo doe! Team 2 – Hah yeah that team is ridiculous. With all those studs, you got Nurk on top of it?! Yeah that team looks redonk

  14. Big Baby's Lovechild says:
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    Another (very loud) Big Baby’s Lovechild pod shoutout – love it – heard it all the way down under in Australia – and in the final week of the season!

    Ended up streaming for the final Sunday (at the expense of my desired playoff team) to ensure a 7-1 victory to stave off the RCL competition from the other leagues that were closing in. Looking forward to the RCL standings update.

    And JB if you have trouble setting lineups on the west coast, imaging the confusion when the game dates don’t even align when you are a day ahead timezone wise.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Big Baby’s Lovechild: Yeah man, you deserve it! Big reason why that was the only RCL I missed the playoffs in 🙂 Gotta root for Slim now! Haha.

      Will be putting out an update tomo. And damnnnnn, yeah I bet that takes a lot of getting used to… I can’t imagine how annoying that gets as you start playing fantasy NBA…

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