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As I steadily stood fast next to Stephen Curry as my #1 player, I was reminded of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Friday night.  With all that Lakers yellow and Curry missing all his treys, I was like “somehow that song Yellow, makes me want to pee!  I think because when it’s over, it’s a big relief to me!”

This is why you don’t panic on shooters, even if they’re the most elite players in the land.  Unlike your big man studs, they’re going to have more peaks and valleys.  We didn’t really see much of that inconsistency last year, but we got about the most epic cold-then-hot consecutive games we’ve ever seen.  After snapping his 3PTM streak at 157 games going 0-10 Friday, Curry comes out and BREAKS THE NBA RECORD FOR 3s LAST NIGHT!  WTF IS THAT?!

46/5/5/2/0 on 16-26 shooting, including 13-17 from downtown.  Crazy talk.  Dudes in the 3-point contest don’t even shoot that well!  And it’s almost kinda sad that the Warriors NEEDED that kind of output, only beating the lowly – now 0-7 – Pelicans by 10.  Curry is suddenly at 47.7% from the field with 4.6 treys a game: my argument for him #1 – FG% mixed with league-best 3s.  While the rest of his numbers are down a tiny bit, the last 3 games he’s at 7.7 AST and 2.0 STL.  So those are coming around as well.  I only had one RCL with a top-7 pick, thankfully in the Slim vs. JB League, where I was able to nab him #2 and I’m still thrilled about it.  This game was a big relief to me too!  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy basketball:

Derrick Favors Well, it looks like this knee thing is behind him, going 16/14/1/1/3 on 6-11 shooting last night, on the second leg of a back-to-back.  Cure for anyone off injury – play the Sixers!

Gordon Hayward Spread out the stats a little better after his debut, going 20/7/5/1/0.  Looking good after his finger bone had a hard part!

George Hill Sat with a sprained thumb.  He said he was unconcerned after Sunday’s win, so this was likely a precautionary “we’re playing the Sixers” DNP.  Shelvin Mack got the start, and was a meh 8/0/5/2/0.

Robert Covington Bringing that 17% FG% up!  12/8/1 with no TO on 4-5 shooting (3-4 3PTM).  Wait a minute, when your ice cold shooter who you want to be your wing of the future is finally hot, you give him 5 shots?!  EMBIIIIIID might need to take some of his raging hard usage and try to distribute (ew).

Dario Saric Had a couple nice games, but still just looks like “a guy” to me.  Back to back duds, giving him 4 absolutely unusable games out of his 6.  I think they should’ve been developing Jerami Grant as their SF of the future.

Jahlil Okafor Had some pretty nice dunks, taking it right at Monsieur Elbow!  Although both could’ve been offensive fouls…

Watch that off arm, Oke!  Gus Ayonin’!  Nice 15/4/2/0/1 line on 7-14 shooting, the 14 shots leading the team.  This team continues to be in absolute disarray.

Ryan Anderson Also feeling the Curry hot-stroke love, hitting 5 treys in a 23/7/2/1/0 line.  Suddenly the Houston D’Antonis are over .500!

Clint Capela A sight for sore eyes, going 14/6/0/1/4 on 7-10 shooting in 27 minutes.  Only had 5 blocks through the first 6 games in a mad slow start.  I held strong on my FT punt team and it paid off, but he really is only worth owning in 12ers for the true FT punt squads.  0-2 FT in this one, putting him at 2-13 (15.4%) on the year.  Wow.

Otto Porter Ol’ Otto leading the Wiz in minutes, going 20/8/2/3/1 with no TO on 6-13 shooting with 2 treys and 6-6 FT.  That’s beyond just metrics-whoredom, that’s friggin’ awesome!  It’s been pretty up and down though – he had no 3s in his first 4 games, had 3 assists total in his first 5, and was 2-3 FT TOTAL before this game.  I’d sell high, as his metrics-ranking is now absurd thus far (33rd on Yahoo).

John Wall Eject-a-mundo.  Got two techs and bumped an official, which could spell a suspension.  Even though he doesn’t do much, super deep leagues might want to keep a keen eye on this to stream Tomas Satoransky tomorrow again Boston if you have an open spot.

Spencer Hawes – With Roy Hibbert still ailing on a bad knee, Hawes went 13/13/1/2/0 with a trey off the pine.  He won’t be uber-consistent, but is playing almost 20 minutes a night with a decent line – deep leaguers could do worse.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Was balling and leading the Hornets in scoring before exiting with a back injury in the 2nd quarter.  13/1/1/1/1 with no TO in 18:30 on 4-4 FG and 5-5 FT, and he came out for a few minutes in the second half.  But with the Hornets up big, he sat down the finish.  Sounds minor, but keep an eye on it.  I still think he is must-own in 12ers.

Kemba Walker 24/2/10/2/1 on 7-11 shooting with 5-6 treys.  Yeah, in 25 minutes.  Wow.

C.J. Miles The only Pacer who showed up, going 23/4/0/1/0 with 5 treys in his typical ThrAGNOF line.  While this hot, he’s a must-own ThrAGNOF for sure!  His 23 points nearly doubled the next highest Pacers scorer (two with 12).

Taj Gibson This Bulls/Magic game sucked on all levels.  Taj was decent going 16/11/3, Rolo was the worst player in basketball going 8/7/0/0/1, anddddd…?  Nikola Mirotic didn’t hit 3s so he had a bad game.  Yawn.

Elfrid Payton Ugh.  4/0/6/1/1 – at least he gave you a steal and a block – and shot 2-3 from the field with no FT, so no %-killing!  Yay!

Serge Ibaka The trajectory keeps going down, but at least gave you a full 7/7/3/1/2 line with a trey last night.  This was a blowout the whole way, so his 25-and-a-half minutes after getting benched the game before I don’t think is a harbinger of things to come.

Bismack Biyombo Multi-blocks in 3 straight now, going 2/7/1/0/2 in this atrocious game.  Turning into the blocks streamer we were expecting.

Steven Adams While I may have unjustly questioned the blocks, when Dion Waiters just gives you a cupcake, you THROW IT ON THE GROUND!

6/6/0/3/2, but another 2 TO…  Not awful, but wish we could see those dry up.  If you look close, you’ll see Adams hot his hand taped up in this one, which may have limited him a bit.  He apparently just “banged his thumb”, so for Adams, the South Park song would be “thumbbang”.

Domantas Sabonis I was rather harsh on his game through preseason and the first few games of the year, but I watched most of this game and he looked pretty damn good.  15/10/1/0/0 with 4 treys; he’s not going to get many D stats, but if he can step out for 3s and bail out Russell Westbrook on some drives, then he’ll make his bacon.

Victor Oladipo After OKC took off in the 3rd quarter, Oladipo got a lot of junk time PG burn down the stretch.  What did he do with it?!  17/2/2/0/0.  Ugh.  At least he shot 6-9, but man he’s just not creating…

Justise Winslow I think you still hold through this shooting funk, but he airballed a 3 and looked more labradoodle-ish than Gordon Hayward!  2-13 FG, but it’ll get better.  Every other part of his game looks great to me.  But I guess shooting a basketball is semi-important…

Hassan Whiteside 5/12/0/1/2 on 2-8 shooting.  #AdamsD!

James Johnson Got a lot of extra burn off the bench, going 18/6/1/1/2.  Huzzah for an REL $0 FAAB bid!  Looked really friggin’ good too, at least 3-4 of his misses (5-12 shooting) were post plays or layups that barely rimmed out.  Not like he was Winslow-ing it!  7-7 FT was nice too, giving him a small sample 12-12 on the year after shooting 57.4% from the stripe last year.  Not enough consistency in standard leagues, but he needs to be owned in deepers.

Terrence Jones – Yeesh.  See, this is why I couldn’t bring myself to fall in love with him again like last year.  15 minutes of “AHHHHHHHarghargharghARGOF%&KYOURSELF!”  4/1/0/1/0 with 3 TO.  15 minutes from a beacon of hope for your 0-7 Pels.  Yikes.

Tim Frazier This is the sell-high you’re looking for.  13/4/10/2/0 on 5-11 shooting, nabbing a dimebag as he’s about to cede major minutes to Jrue Holiday.  That said, if you’re in a deeper league, I think Frazier is still going to have a role.  So if you can’t get anything for him in like a deep 14er or beyond, I would just hold.  Not like Jrue is a stallion of health, and c’mon, it’s the Pelicans medical staff…

Kevin Durant 22/3/5/1/1 on 8-17 shooting.  Pretty solid, but this was obviously the Curry show.

Klay Thompson Found his stroke!  24/4/1/3/0 with a couple of treys on 11-20 shooting for his best or second best line on the season.  The commonality with the 28/2/4/2/0 line he had on Oct 28?  Both against the Pelicans.  The Klay remedy!  Although each of the big 3 have good games and they only beat the Pels by 10 in a game that shouldn’t have been this close…  Interesting…

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope My addiction fell to a Requiem For A Dream low last night…  0-6 FG, 1-3 FT (what in the world?!), 1/1/0/0/0.  The Pistons as a whole looked absolutely off last night, falling behind 62-32 at half.  Ouch.

Jon Leuer Another blowout means more Leuer run, going 14/6/2/0/0 with a trey in 28-and-a-half minutes.  I’ve seen him atop some most-added lists, but I’m not buying this for a second for standard leagues.  He’s a nice deep-league play when he’s getting run – I like him as a player – but the 1.0 BLK he’s averaging and 26:48 MPG both seem mad high right now.  Take a look at the Pistons scores thus far.  They’ve been in one close game – the 101-109 loss to the Nets, where they were actually down 71-55 at half.  The next closest score was a 13 point win at NY.

J.J. Redick 20/1/0/0/0 with 3 treys.  ThrAGNOF!  It would make my life if he tattooed that on his arm rather than the goth gargoyle he’s rocking right now.

o1y0v7-redick.0203

Raymond Felton This happened last year too!  The weirdest source of a rainbow line!  10/4/3/2/2 on 3-5 FG (1-1 3PTM 3-4 FT).  He’s actually turned into a plus plus reserve player after the whole being fat and owning guns in New York thing…

 

I hope everyone had a great start to their week 3, and I’ll catch you on Thursday morning for my next Daily Notes!

  1. LOLER says:
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    Continuing from the other thread. Thinking about getting a wing upgrade… Since Hood is playing out of his mind, I think I can sell him for his value right now. Or maybe get Paul Millsap? He’s the big I think this team needs. Kevin Love could be good too since he has 3s and a good FT%age. But I was really surprised by Brook’s freedom to shoot 3s this year. Annnnnd I am NOT complaining. Haha! Can’t wait for the next pod!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @LOLER: Cool, I’ll bounce back there in a sec. Dude if you somehow turned Hood into Millsap, you would be a god amongst men! Same for Love. If Hood + a sweetener got either of those two, i think you’d make out like a bandit! And appreciate that man, hope you like today’s! (below this post)

  2. Peaniece says:
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    Hi JB, just curious, what is the real worth of kilpatrick right now? Is this a sell high moment? Will he have ros value? Would you start flipping him for people like Wesley matthews, Gary harris, Josh Richardson, patrick beverley, tyreke evans, danny green, matt barnes, dellavedova, teague? I currently have jrue, lin and crowder so I’m rlly just screwed for now and I don’t really care about hoarding injuries or slumping players. Sorry bout the long list 😛 but yea are there more people that the current value of kilpatrick could reach?

    Also, is this the peak of aaron gordon? Is this a sell high moment or will he turn even more beastly and I should keep him?

    Snell or brogdon?
    Is snell worth a roster spot in a 20 team 9cat league?

    I currently have 2 streaming spots (occupied by galloway and cunningham) and then snell who’m i decided to hold for now.

    The crappy wire has stanjo, marquese chris, dudley (dropped him to stream earlier lol), whitehead, babbitt, hollis thompson, james johnson, siacam. Any moves I should make? I know theyre all reaaaaaaaaaaally minor but every right step counts no matter how small it is 😀

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Peaniece: Hmmmm that’s a good question. Good D League scorer, played well there, finally getting a shot. I’d lean YES he has ROS value. I’d def take Teague for him. Matthews is close, but man, I’m not giving him up for any of those others you mention. Maybe you can try and get Collison after this debut? Oh the epic one would be Parsons.

      Meh, I like Gordon, I’d be more apt to hold. I’ll take Brogdon for more stats, Snell is on the fringe there.

      I have some REL bias, but I really like James Johnson. Chriss might be a good hold for later. I would def have J Johnson over Snell

      • Peaniece says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Just to add, what are your thoughts on maybe flipping kilpatrick on brandon knight? Is knight worth pursuing despite his injury risks?

        • Peaniece says:
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          Also, what are your thoughts on whitehead?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Peaniece: Damnnnn, crazy it’s close. I might ask for even more than Knight, but gun to my head I would prob do it. Kinda like Whitehead, def upside, but they paid Lin a good bit, it’ll be his job again

  3. patrickindo says:
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    what you guys think about the Archie Goodwin signing for 16ers?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @patrickindo: Ehhhh, with Jrue about back and I think Frazier keeps a role… He might get some big minutes late in the season as they rebuild, but meh

  4. neogonzo mourning says:
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    Do you think there’s any chance Okafor is more desirable to own then say, Mason Plumlee?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @neogonzo mourning: Sure! I think I ranked Okafor higher from the onset… Fairly close, both a little inconsistent

  5. Joe says:
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    Alright. So Jones, like most scratch-off tickets, was a bust. Assuming he busts again tonight, I gotta drop him. Yesterday, you were suggesting Tyler Johnson. Do you stand by that or is there someone else you’d rather have? (I’m also open to swapping Marcus Morris if you think there’s someone whom I absolutely have to have because of a higher ceiling). FAs available are:

    Taj Gibson – I guess starting finally pays off
    CJ Miles – How’s he the only one showing up on that team?
    Lou Williams – Sweetness is filling up every stat line except blocks off the bench. What?
    Nick Young – No one in the corner had Swaggy like us?
    MKG – Scores a lot but is he going to contribute in other areas?
    Tyler Johnson – Is Richardson being back going to knock him down to replacement level?

    Team: Lowry, Conley, Collison, Beal, Batum, Parsons, Marcus Morris, T.Jones, Millsap, Zingis, Gobert

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Joe: Hah yeah, pretty brutal follow up. I like nabbing Tyjo for Tjo, since youre rebounds are really good. I do like MKG, but I think Tyjo fits a little better for now

  6. Slim

    Slim says:
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    WTH?!? Those Okafor plays were blatent offensive fouls. Gobert needs to channel his inner Boozer and let the refs know he got warded.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: Hah yeah that one above the basket angle was pretty incriminating haha

  7. Zack says:
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    Drop Rolo for Damatis?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zack: Nah I would probably stay true with Rolo for now

  8. JG

    JG says:
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    Surprised to not see CP3 in the write up. 24/6/8/2/1 with 5 3s and Zeero TOs not good enough now? 😀

    Have Steph in one league and I wish he had 3 of that 13 vs the lakers as it cost me that cat. Also sucks that on the night Steph hits that many 3s, I go up against team with CP3, Covington, Porter and Ibaka. Magic got blown out. Fournier with only 1 3. Oh well.

    Side note, I watched 3/4 of that Magic game. Their defense got carved up and they were 1 shot and done vs the Bulls. Fugly!

    • Jensen says:
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      @JG: No love for Blake either as he channels his inner Draymond for 13/10/9 with 1 TO.

      • JG

        JG says:
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        @Jensen: True but I’ll leave the explaining to JB 😀 That’s one topic that can stretch the length of this post.

    • JG

      JG says:
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      @JG: Just wanted to add something about Fournier. Last 2 games played 30 mins after a 37 and 36 min 1st 2 games. I know last night was a blowout but the game vs the Bucks wasn’t. As someone relying on him for scoring and 3s contribution, somewhat worrying. I’m no Magic fan but that Ibaka signing and thus having to move Gordon to SF is going to be detrimental to the team and fantasy owners imo

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @JG: @Jensen: @JG: Perils of daily notes, trying to filter who you wanna talk about. Can’t mention everyone! CP is playing like the first rounder we expect. Nothing about good enough or not good enough! I haven’t mentioned Harden much. He’s doing what we expect. Same with Blake. Lower points, they just dismantled the Pistons, we expect nice dimes from him… Meh. There’s no fantasy action there, are either sell highs? Buy lows? Seem right at value.

        Magic still going through a transition, but yeah it hasn’t been fun. Bucks was a weird game, playing Jeff Green all those minutes. Meh, still kinda wait and see

  9. Jensen says:
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    The question of the day is can Draymond Green become the first player to average a double-double over a season and not score 10 ppg.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jensen: Hahahaha that sir, is an AWESOME question. And would be amazing

  10. E says:
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    Jordan Clarkson was dropped in my league and I picked him up. We don’t play in a super shallow league, 120 guys rostered, am I missing something?

    • Jensen says:
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      @E: Great if you need points, pretty low end everywhere else. Seems like a streamer in a 10 team league. Steals are aight i guess. Not holding him in that league though.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @E: @Jensen: He’s been pretty boring, seems on the fringe in that league. Definitely thought we’d get more assists with him running the second unit. Somehow they’re down to an absolutely anemic 1.7

        • E says:
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          @JB Gilpin: yeah I added him because it just seems a little early to give up on a guy who could and should produce a little more. I guess I’m hoping Walton figures out a game plan to get him more involved. And it only cost me ty Lawson to get him.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @E: Oh yeah no judgment from me, I think he’s worth a flier to see if he can do a little more. And yeah, haha, Lawson is toast now

  11. TOPSZN says:
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    So happy that Curry is back!!! Own him in 3 leagues and it’s a huge boost across the board for me! In Razzball We Trust!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TOPSZN: Hell yes!

  12. Dave says:
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    Hey JB,

    New to fantasy basketball year so I was looking to get some trade advice.

    Was just offered Brook Lopez and Serge Ibaka for Nikola Jokic and Derrick Favors.

    I know Jokic has great upside but I’m nervous about his minutes with Jurkic.

    Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dave: Welcome to hoops man, glad you tried it out! Hmmmm that’s close. Big man question marks for more big man question marks haha. How’s you FG%? Going to be a downgrade with Brolo shooting 3s. I’m kinda leaning take it

  13. DORIAN says:
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    I’m liking the arc of Cody Seller right now, doing good things in limited minutes. Am I crazy or is he basically RoLo?

    • DORIAN says:
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      @DORIAN:

      Oh, quick update on EMBIIIID, I’m starting to get enquiries about what kind of “godfather” offer it would take to get him (keeper league, was $7, $200 budget, +$7 yearly increase).

      Am I crazy or is he almost untradeable? Could you stomach watching him turn into this generation’s Hakeem Olajuwon on someone else’s team for the next 8 years?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @DORIAN: He’s more versatile than Rolo, but just never gets unleashed for big minute games… I dunno if I buy his BLK rate so far. Meh, he’s fine, I’m not enthralled by him though.

        Well, even if he became Hakeem, if you got a ton of cheap depth it might be worth it! Had had the obvious injury issues, TO are a crazy problem, and it’s the Sixers haha. I would certainly entertain some crazy trades

  14. Sasquatch Dribblers says:
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    Wow!! Thanks for making me feel better bout my team. These kind of boosts (since I own Curry) really help since I’m in last place in 8 team dynasty (going to grow to12). Any waiver gold stashes (next K Towns type upside) you feel in your gut and you would you drop for them? There are players on our wire like T Johnson (Mia) Booker Barea Elfrid. Thanks! My Team:
    Bledsoe
    Curry
    D Green
    Schroder
    T Harris
    Drummond
    Dieng
    T J Warren
    Nurkic
    D’Ang Russell
    Knight
    Horford
    Rubio (inj slot)
    Trying to sell Drummond. No one wants to bite but you can imagine who the other seven have on their teams already.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Sasquatch Dribblers: Def feeling good on Curry in dyno! Hah well KAT was like, a top-40 player in every draft as a rookie, so tough to find his upside just sitting on the wire 🙂 Guessing T Booker right? I’d take a shot on Elfrid over Knight. Still think good upside there. Yeahhhh, moving Drummond def would help, any teams explicitly FT punting? I would shop there

  15. diesel123 says:
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    Hey JB,

    Someone from my league dropped Pau Gasol. I’m thinking about picking him up but a bit hesitate to given his usage rate with the Spurs. His numbers took a big hit across the board and it’s going to be frustrating to own him. What’s your thought? Who can I drop for him? or should I? Here is my team.

    10 teams Keepers league

    K Low
    Oladipo(keeper)
    Jrue Holiday
    B Knight
    Lou Williams
    Lebron
    Carmelo
    Porzingis(keeper)
    N Mirotic
    D Howard
    E Kanter
    Noel

    Other free agent available: D Green, Barton, CJ Miles, R Hollis-Jefferson, J Winslow

    Thank you!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @diesel123: Wowwwww. That’s mad premature. Def add him. Ummmm, I think I’d lose Sweet Lou

  16. Brian says:
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    I am currently starting Taj Gibson, but have T.Booker on the bench. Would you trade Taj Gibson for Korver or would you just roll with a streamer like JJ Barea.? What are your thoughts on Korner for some reason last year I wouldn’t of even though about it and grabbed Korver… IDK

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Brian: Gimme Barea for right now! Yeah Korver I ranked below consensus last year off the two surgeries, I thought he’s bounce back a little more, but has been slow. Still think he’ll be OK… But with all the old people and injuries on the Mavs, I’d use Barea unless a big man need.

  17. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    JB & Slim,

    In my 10 team 8 cat roto league both B. Knight and Mudiay were cut recently. Would you add them over anyone on this roster?

    G – Conley, Teague, Collison, McCollum, Ish, Rubio, Korver
    F/C – Giannis, Brow, Brolo, Thad, Dieng, Nurkic

    Don’t really want to boot Rubio but his injury, and pre-injury play was a little rough. Thinking maybe Ish/Korver could be on the block if I were to try to add both?

    Thanks dudes.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: Defffff would get Mudiay in 8 cat! Knight… Bleh. I thought 8 cat would suit him well, but he’s been awful. Def adding Mudiay for Korver. Ummm, yeah I’m good getting Knight over Ish, RJax sounds close

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @JB Gilpin: JB, Thanks homie. I’m guessing I could get both with how dreadful Knight has been early. Def going for Mudiay with my priority though.

  18. mehdan says:
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    DJ, Darren Collison, Sergio Rodriguez

    for

    Mike Conley, Embiid, Robert Covington

    Should I?

    • mehdan says:
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      @mehdan: I already have curry and kemba as my pg’s

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @mehdan: Hmmmmm. Well DJ> Embiid still for me, just for games played safety and minutes safety. Embiid’s 9 cat TO are arguably as team-sinking at DJ’s FT%. Conley about equals Collison. You don’t need more 3s. Eh, I would hold DJ side

  19. v00dr00 says:
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    In a 12er, what’s the best you can expect with trading away Frazier? I have Jrue on my IR, so obviously want some return on my investment.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @v00dr00: Great question, it honestly might be better just to hold as the Jrue owner for safety and be sure you have that position’s production until Jrue is playing 30+ MPG again

      • v00dr00 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I like this answer, mainly because I’m a huge fan of Frazier :). Also, do you view Avery Bradley as a sell high target? I don’t see his 9rbs, 5asts and his current 3pt shooting being sustainable, especially once Horford returns to rob him of his shiny boards :(.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @v00dr00: Hah nice! Yeah Timmy Fraze has looked good. Ummmm, well yeah def regression in boards and 3pt%, I could see AST staying 4-4.5 though! If you could get like, Gordon Hayward, then maybe I’d do that, would be reaching into the top-50 for sure though

  20. Zinger says:
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    Ish and Winslow are killing my FG%…. Surprisingly Kemba and Harden haven’t
    I’m guessing Winslow is a hold for now, but is Ish droppable for a streamer? Looking at Sabonis right now.
    I also sent out a trade Winslow and Ish for Tyler Johnson and Dwight Powell, is that too much for Tyler? I’m pretty high on Tyler this year, the only concern would be JRich coming back.

    Booker for 30!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Zinger: Yeah I’m OK with that these days, sounds like Rjax is getting kinda close. Ehhhhh, I would probably just stream Ish and hold Winslow, pretty lateral trade right there. I still think Winslow has most upside. Sounds good!

      • Zinger says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Dropping Ish for Sabonis then?

        My 12er team a bit thin on bigs: Harden, Kemba, Zingis, Dipo, G Hill, Hood, Winslow, Ish, SwaggyP (stream), G Harris, W Chandler (stream), Horford, Gibson

        • Zinger says:
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          @Zinger: another option would be to lose SwaggyP or W Chandler

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Zinger: Sure, as long as you’re treating Sabonis as a temporary streamer. I might play it safe and steam wilson if you can make changes up to tip, since he’s mad questionable.

            • Zinger says:
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              @JB Gilpin: That’d be nice, but we have next day pick-ups, so today’s games are set. But yeah, I may wait to see if Chandler plays today and decide, hopefully no one picks Sabonis up before then. Thanks!

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                @Zinger: BTW Marquese Chriss is starting over Dudley, will continue to start until Watson changes his mind. Dropped Chandler for him.

                • JB Gilpin

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                  @Zinger: Nice, yeah I immediately went for Chriss everywhere I could. Did it while stuck in traffic driving home haha

  21. Jake says:
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    Is trading Batum for Collison crazy? I would lose some rebounds and maybe a couple of defensive stats, but i think the return in %s and points is worth it, no?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jake: Nope I don’t think it’s crazy at all! I don’t think Pts will be that far apart, but yeah, if Collison’s stats fit a little better, go for it!

  22. Doctor G says:
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    Hey JB!! So I’m not a huge fan on selling low (or buying high for that matter), but man Dipo is just really pushing allllll my buttons right now. What kind of value value would you be comfortable moving him for at this point, and what do you think his value even is at this moment assuming my league is pretty much sucker-free. Would you wait until he goes on a mini hot streak (which is no guarantee of course) or atleast establishes some value?? Or should I jump ship before this gets even worse? CAN it get worse for the former Hoosier?? I’ve been shopping him hard with no takers of course, so I was thinking of maybe easing up on the throttle a bit and wait for him to even have ONE decent game. What do ya think??

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Doctor G: Hah totally understand. Glad I was pretty much the low “expert” on him! I def like trying to wait for a hot streak, that said, def good shopping him. One sneaky idea is wait for the next big guard injury, then offer him to that owner for one of his bigs

  23. Scott says:
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    Been offered Serge Ibaka and Jameer Nelson for my Otto Porter and Jon Leuer in a dynasty. Take it?

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      @Scott: i got porter for 5$, ibaka is 41$

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Scott: Well the prices definitely change a ton. I’d prob just keep Porter at the affordable price than rent Ibaka

  24. kb says:
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    MKG > Clarkson in a vacuum?

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      @kb: Ewwwww, I dunno. I’ll still narrowly lean clarkson, but its close

  25. Tenethor says:
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    Hey there JB and thanks for another great read,

    Im on a H2H-10man-9CAT league (10-7-1 so far).
    Here’s my team:

    C.Paul
    Kemba
    Rubio
    Bradley
    Crowder
    Wiggins
    Covington
    Porzingis
    Markieff
    Whiteside
    Nurk
    Gortat
    Zeller (streamer spot)

    I am currently aiming at winning Rebs, Stls, Blks and TO’s every week so i need one more category in which to improve. With this team im kinda punting FT% and Pts so i think i should aim at improving FG% or 3pm. Any ideas about who to target in trades and who should i be aiming to give away ?

    Thanks in advance and keep up the good work.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tenethor: Thanks man, thanks for reading! Hmmm surprising FT% has been bad for ya. Eh, Whiteside and Nurk I thought would be better, slow starts for them. Agree Pts are a little low. Covington fixes a ton if you can move him, might even drop in a 10er even though he’s off a good game. Then you have 2 spots to stream 3s. FG% gets very variant and you’re not too bad without Covington, so I would just ThrAGNOF and stream 3s & Pts!

  26. Drez1 says:
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    Sup y’all, i’m a bit worried about Wall in a 14 team h2h dynasty that I won last season. I have a feeling he’ll end up being shut down again, and I barely eek’d it out last year. Thinking about trying to move Wall/Baldwin for Dipo/Dunn. Sound good to you guys? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Drez1: I’m not as worried about Wall, and he played 77 last year! Getting Dunn is interesting there though… Ehhhhhhh, I dunno, I think I would want a tad more bc that deal really hurts you right now

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        @JB Gilpin:

        Yeah, Wall was fine last season, but a lot of those games he missed were during the fantasy finals (Tim Frazier saved my ass, lol).

        My main concern is that the Wizards suuuuuck this season, so they might have nothing to play for in the last few weeks. Anything as much as a tingle in those knees, and he could be shutdown. I may be overthinking it, but the guy I beat last season has retooled, so I want to make sure I’m at full strength.

        What about Lillard for Wall if I can pull it off? (might have to add a sweetener, though).

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Drez1: Ah yeah I don’t think I owned Wall anywhere last year so I didn’t realize as much. Yeah Wiz not looking great… With it dyno, I think I would take Lillard ahead

  27. Trul says:
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    My LMA+collison for his Porzi+NYoung? what do u think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Trul: I’m all for getting rid of Aldridge and possible DNPs down the stretch, but I dunno. I think the Collison part has me from wanting to do it

  28. Peter says:
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    Sup bros

    Rank these players ROS:
    RoLo, jon lueur, okafor, capela, biyombo

    • Peter says:
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      @Peter: also add CJ miles

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Peter: ROS I’ll go Rolo still, Okafor, Capela, Miles, Biyombo, Leuer

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          @JB Gilpin: dope, thanks JB

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Peter: For sure, any time! This is for 9-cat too, so if 8 cat prob would go Okafor or 8 cat w/o FT% would prob go Capela

            • Peter says:
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              @JB Gilpin: I have pretty high usage players with high TOs (Westbrook, wall, dbook, mudiay) should I just be punting TOs anyways? In that case, go with jahlil?

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                @Peter: Yeahhhh, with that group, you’re prob punting TO. So yeah, gimme Okafor #1!

  29. Dongo says:
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    In a vacuum, who do you see being more valuable in the short term and ROS – George hill or d’angelo Russell? Thanks!

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      @Dongo: Ya know, I think I’ll actually go bold and take Russell for both. I think his 35% FG% goes up as he gels more with the high-pace offense, and Hill goes down a little bit with Hayward back

  30. Jason says:
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    What are your biggest buy-lows right now?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Woulda said Curry over the weekend, now not so much. Woulda said E Bled before last night… Haha. Ummmm, Jokic I think will get more and more run. Parsons maybe

  31. Jake says:
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    Marquese Chriss is starting over Jared Dudley tonight. Here we go

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      @Jake: Yup! Decent start, obviously we’ll be hoping he gets more and more run

  32. hamtime says:
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    1. Add chriss drop ish?
    2. Add hibbert drop zaza?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hamtime: 1. Sure 2. Ehhhhhh. No issues dropping Zaza, but I dunno about Hibbert with Zeller back and playing well, and Hawes playing well

  33. Slimbo says:
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    hey man

    thoughts on this trade
    14 teamer, keep 4
    Current Keepers are Durant, Oladipo, Turner, Wiggins

    Give up Wiggins to get Jokic, Middleton and a 1st round pick

    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slimbo: Wowwwww. Yeah I would take that!

  34. Nate says:
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    Standard 8 league roto no turnovers you like giving up Frazier for farried?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nate: Not quite yet

  35. JG

    JG says:
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    12 T 9cat H2H

    Who to drop, Smart or TyJo? gonna need to pick up a big for rebs.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JG: Much more apt to lose Smart

  36. Justin says:
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    Thank you for all the awesome coverage!! I’m not sure if I should go after Taj or Leuer and was curious who you would suggest? Your help is definitely appreciated!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Justin: Def sticking with Taj. As I mention above on Leuer, Pistons not in too many close games yet, I think it’s artificially boosting his mins

  37. ILoveBasketball says:
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    Sup guys,

    Always a great read and this site has been so helpful these past few years. Hoping to continue my success.

    With Danny Green coming back Wednesday, would you rather have him or Terrence Jones?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ILoveBasketball: Thanks man, really appreciate that! Thanks for reading! Uggghhhhhh that’s a rough one. I’d probably give Tjones one more game

  38. Trul says:
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    My BroLo for his Dieng? am ı giving up from BroLo so fast?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Trul: I love me some Gorgui, but yeah I think I would hold. Brook coming around, hitting his 3s all the sudden…

  39. Tyler says:
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    Sup Josh,
    Would you rank these guys for ROS.

    DeMarre Carroll
    Josh Richardson
    Moe Harkless
    Marquese Chriss
    Domantas Sabonis
    Zach Randolph

    P.S.
    I swapped Carroll for Harkless when I saw Aminu got injured and Harkless was already useful even when Aminu was healthy. You think he might breakout this year if given these consistent 30+ mins as a starter? Also hope this doesn’t bite me in the arse since I was so high on Demarre coming into this year but he was killing my FG% and doing sht. I am now regretting drafting him in 2 of my leagues, really thought it was a bargain. Harkless been doin what I expect of Demarre with maybe less steals and boards.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tyler: Hah who is Josh? I would probably rank them Randolph (for consistency), J-Rich, Chriss, Carroll, Hark, sabonis. Ehhhhhh I’m not too big on Harkless. I think game to game will be inconsistent with the G getting all the usg

      • Tyler says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Woah was thinking about Josh Richardson since been reading up on him everyone so high haha. Sincere aplogies mah man. Appreciate it. 🙂

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Tyler: Hahaha all good, no worries 🙂

  40. NameNotFound says:
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    Who’d you pick for ROS? MKG, Marvin Williams, RHJ or Carroll?

    Thanks!

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      @NameNotFound: Or Harkless?

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        @NameNotFound: A little team dependent… LIkely sticking with Marvin 1, MKG 2, then RHJ, Carroll, Hark

        • NameNotFound says:
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          @JB Gilpin: How about Covington? You like him over MKG? Thanks!

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @NameNotFound: Yeah, I think so now

  41. Dante Green says:
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    As I have told you, I landed Joke in a 2for1 trade, so now I have a vacant roster spot! I placed a bid of $1 (lol. $70 left bruh, gotta keep it cheap! Hah) on 9 players and this is the order:

    Harkless
    RHJ
    Sabonis
    Moore
    CJ Miles
    Roberson
    Chriss
    Leuer
    Seth Curry

    Here’s the situation–I still have Jae Crowder on the IR slot who is prolly coming back in a few days, HOWEVER, I also have J-Rich whom I’m evaluating right now. We know the guy just came back from injury but he’s supposed to be the starting SG of the Heat. So whoever I land from the list of players above I’m treating as only a short-term add… BUT, is someone from the list actually has a better season long value than J-Rich? I know Moore, CJMiles, Roberson, Leuer and Seth do not have the long term appeal; while Chriss is a rookie so inconsistency could be an issue; Sabonis though? But with Westy there, ugh. How about Harkless and RHJ? Hah

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dante Green: Nice, yeah keep it cheap! So many options! Yeah I would just lay out all of these guys on $0 bids (or if you have to go $1, go $1) and get who you can. Obviously team needs play into it, but I think I would put Miles first, since it’s more temporary

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        @JB Gilpin:

        Someone paid $31 for CJ Miles. Lol, so I got Harkless!

        Twas an awful shooting night for my boys–Schroder, 5/19; Tobias, 3/12. Hah. Tobias has really gone cold as of late! Talking bout Schroder, he doesn’t contribute in steals department at all, while last season he was 0.9 steals in just 20 min per game. Hah And assists right now is pretty much inconsistent in terms of volume. I do appreciate his 3s though, and FT, however I hope he improves on his assists and steals production! It’s still too early so I’m keeping my hopes up.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Dante Green: Hah cool, def like cheap fill in Harkless than $31!!!! for Miles, sheesh! Yeah I think Schroder can get to over 1.0 eventually. And Tobias will snap out of it!

  42. Larry says:
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    Hey JB!
    My team is doing really bad to start the season (9-cat 16 team H2H):
    Harden, Bledsoe, Gobert, Fournier, Noel, KCP, Elfrid, Jamychal, Carroll, Richardson
    Basically Harden has been carrying my team for the first few weeks, none of my other players have been top 100 except maybe for KCP. Bledsoe was great last night so there’s that. Slow starts? Slightly panicking, not sure if I should start making moves or just wait for my players to improve.
    Trying to trade Gobert + KCP for Dieng + T Booker to improve FT and still be competitive in BLK, not sure if the other team would accept. What other bigs should I target for Gobert? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Larry: Yeah some slow starts, I think Elfird will be better, E Bled just had a nice turnaround. INjury to Noel hurts. Has your FT really been that much of a problem? I kinda would wanna hold Gobert for a rock at C. I might hold on that deal. I might try lower end and try to sell JaMychal + KCP for an upgrade that way.

      • Larry says:
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        @JB Gilpin: FT was a problem last week where everyone in my team seemed to be missing FTs haha. Who are your favorite bigs as buy low targets or with slow starts? Thanks for the help!

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          @Larry: Hah yeah, I don’t think season long its that bad though… Well P Gasol after last night for sure, but it would have to be mad cheap. Jokic I think will get better too

  43. Goldberg says:
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    12 team, h2h, standard 9 cat

    S Adams for O Porter and J Clarkson. Would be dropping Saric or I Smith.

    Other option would be to keep Adams and drop Saric/Smith to bid for FAs like N Young or JR Smith.

  44. Goldberg says:
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    12 team, h2h, 9 cat

    Trade Adams for Clarkson and Porter or keep Adams and pick up either JR Smith/Nick Young? Leaning toward the trade.

  45. Tony Montana says:
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    Hey JB,

    Been offered Clarkson and Porter for S Adams. 12 team, H2H, 9 cat. Would be dropping either Ish Smith or Saric. Or if I kept Adams, I could drop Smith or Saric and bid on guys like N Young, JR Smith, M Chriss, L Nance or D Sabonis.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tony Montana: Yo! Hmmmm, how is your big man depth? I’m likely taking it though unless you’re really thin up front, and dropping saric

      • Tony Montana says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’m leaning toward taking it too. I’d still have Whiteside, Turner Jokic, and Nurkic as bigs, and I think it’d give me a little more roster depth and trade flexibility. Might drop Smith instead of Saric (keeper league) and while there are ?s, I still have Teague, Frazier, Holiday and Rubio as PG-eligible and Clarkson will be eligible there too.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Tony Montana: Ah nice, yup I’m totally good with those moves and that plan of attack! Saric looked a little better last night too…

          • Tony Montana says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Appreciate the help man!

  46. Jake says:
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    J Rich or Nick Young ROS?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake: Def J Rich, I don’t trust this lasts all year for Young

  47. Lasandro says:
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    14 cat roto: am I dropping Kieff for D Green, G Harris or Covington? I already know @Slim ‘s answer. Want to round out my D stats and have some upside for scoring and 3s. Rank, if you must. Cheers!

    Won’t bring the election up but I’m still upset.. and I’m not even a citizen! Blame Fallon.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lasandro: Sounds like you listed the needs of Covington there! Has the most upside, so he’d be my guy. Hah, I tried to avoid it in today’s notes, but just couldn’t 🙂

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb gilpin: not buying into green giving a similar line to what he did last night, ‘icing forward? For roto, I reckon that’d be sweet.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb gilpin: I swapped kieff for RoCo either way. If he gets me 5+ brds that’d be an added incentive. I’ll give him a 3 game window 👍🏾

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: Nahhhh. 4 steals against the fast paced, numerous TO Rockets? Great matchup for him to start, but bleh. Hah sounds like a plan my man!

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