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Despite the two nationally telecast Opening Night games (with the Heat/Bulls starting at 8:00 PM EST), the season really started at 7:00 with the Magic against the Pacers.  Non-fantasy players probably didn’t know this game ever happened.  All the sudden in the second quarter, Andrew Nicholson just went off, going 8-9 in the first half with 18 points.  Next thing you know, ESPN Fantasy Basketball is down.  Why RCL is on Yahoo!  But despite the Magic losing the lead and the offense going stagnant early in the third, Nicholson only played another few minutes in the second half and got stuck at 18 points in 19 minutes, only taking one additional shot and going 8-10 on the night.  Womp womp.  I never thought too much of Nicholson and don’t think he’s a guy to go rush to the wire for (unlike ESPN fantasy players!), and don’t forget Tobias Harris sat out with the ailing ankle.  19 minutes sounds about right for Nicholson, and he’s obviously not going to be a 48 PPG scorer per 48.  But I hope the kid enjoyed the moment in the sun during that first half shooting spree.  You temporarily broke Fantasy!  He was like the Fantasy Basketball Kevin Ogletree.  Here’s what else went down last night in the NBA:

Xavier Henry - The other big performance from an off-the-radar guy last night came from Henry, who in 27 minutes off the bench went 8-13 for 22 Pts 6 Rebs 2 Asts and a Stl.  It is worth noting he was a disappointing 3-8 from the stripe and has never shot better than 63.5% from the FT line in any season.  He had a big start to his preseason as some obscure writer noted here, and with this big regular season debut, looks primed for 20+ minutes off the bench for a little while.  Also, the Lakers played only their bench players in the 4th quarter in their surprise win over the Clippers.  As GOB posited – “me fast, want slow”!  D’Antoni realized he wanted his old vets out of there and went the other way with “we slow, want fast!”  What better way to stay fast than with Professor X.  “What do they call you, wheels?”  New nickname!  Henry is now “Wheels”.  Wheels will be useful in deep leagues, but not a guy I’m cutting my last drafted player for in 10 or 12 team leagues right now.

Jodie Meeks - Another big part of D’Antoni’s 4th quarter “we slow, want fast” coaching decision, Meeks got 26 minutes with a 13/3/2/1 line with three 3s.  Nothing huge, but I wanted to note since Meeks had some great ThrAGNOF stream games last year and actually had 1.6 a game in 2012-13.  Players in daily move leagues should keep him flagged for some 3-boost, aka 3/5 of a 5-hour energy.

Jordan Farmar - 6-10 for a 16/6 game in this theme of Lakers bench guys getting mentions.  Since Steve Nash A) got benched in the whole 4th quarter and B) won’t play in all back-to-backs, Farmar and Steve Blake need to be owned in deeper leagues (both already owned in the REL League… Debbie Downer!).

Jordan Hill - The star from Superbad went 6-8 for a 12/8/2/1/1 line.  7 of those boards were offensive!  If you’re in a deep OReb league (that’s like, 4 people), it was a huge game!  My buddy Kap’s Team in the REL will sure take this game!

Chris Kaman - Surprised he didn’t start, but still went 10/8 with two blocks.  Ugly, bald, yet big man worthy.  Think he plays more minutes as well when the Lakers play the slow vets more typically.

J.J. Redick - Started out gangbusters in his Clips debut with a double-digit first quarter, then morphed from Duke Redick to Bucks Redick.  I love calling him by his numerous faces.  I think 13/2/3 lines with 2 3s is the typical line to except.  However, his biggest impact is how well he spaces the floor for Chris Paul.  Last year the Clippers played like 5 year olds all huddled under the rim with Paul running around, now Reddick opens the floor for them.  Paul could average a bajillion assists this year.  Had 11 last night and I think you’ll see double-digits almost every game.

DeAndre Jordan - Looked flippin’ awesome.  I put the over/under on his blocks last night at 3 and man, would I be a good odds maker!  17/11 with the 3 blocks and 3 steals as well.  “Shot” 8-10. Most were dunks.  Love watching this guy.

Jimmy Butler - Power of the JB!  I had Butler ranked really high and it was a great debut, with a 20/3/3/5/1 slash.  Three of those steals were clear pick 6s.  The Heat all the sudden playing like the Texans!  Butler just stomps all over teams.  So what if he looks like Godzilla?  Another new nickname!

Butler Godzilla

Derrick Rose - You know, the stat line doesn’t look good, but I thought he looked great.  The 1-7 from deep is a little odd, but it’s good to see he’s willing to take deep shots and I think gets it together.  If you play with Panicky Patricks, Rose would be a guy to try and trade for early if anyone is really trying to trade already.

Luol Deng - Literally don’t remember him playing.  2-8 in 30 minutes for 4 points.  Hopefully he’s healthy and this is not spinal tap.

Carlos Boozer -  13-18 (5-5 FT) for an outrageous 31 point debut.  As I said in my rankings, I hate him as a real-life player but thought he was a little underrated in the fantasy conversation.  Obviously this won’t be a mainstay, but Boozer also had 7 Rebs 2 Asts 1 Stl and 1 Blk.  Think where you drafted him, he’ll be valuable.

Joakim Noah – As promised, I watched his groin all game and thought he actually looked fine.  The fantasy line was atrocious from a scoring perspective, but he looked decent with 11 boards in his 20 minutes.  Actually, he was only 1 of 2 guys to get a Rainbow Line on opening night!  And barely cracked it too with 2 Pts 2 Asts 2 Stls and 2 Blks with the 11 Rebs.  Hey, you’ll take it.

LeBron James - Played all king-y.  17/6/8.  Not huge, but racking up the main triple-dub lines.

Shane Battier - 4-4 from deep for 14 points.  More proof you can ThrAGNOF!

David West - The other Rainbow Line-r last night.  13/5/3/2/5 but also stuffed the stat sheet with 5 TOs.  This was the only game I didn’t watch last night so I don’t know if they were flukey, but West is usually at 2 a game.  He be sloppy!  The Pacers racked up an absurd 18 blocks against the inept Magic.  It was like the Magic were playing against a team in Slamball.

Roy Hibbert - Accounted for 7 of those blocks for a fantastic 8/16/0/1/7 line.  No, I don’t want you to stand there just handing people shrimp!  Take me there!

George Hill - A starting point guard played over 29 minutes… on a winning team… and didn’t log a single assist.  A brutal 2-8 7/2/0/0/0 line.  I heard Travis Best called and asked the Pacers to bring him back like it’s 1999.

Victor Oladipo - As predicted, he struggled a tad in his debut.  4-11 for 12 points and not much of anything else.  Times will get better.

Arron Afflalo - Proved to everyone why he should start over Oladipo.  Went 3-14 in 33 minutes.  The Magic strategy for Afflalo is “Shop til you Drop”.  Except big minutes to inflate his stats so they can move him.

 

Next Games: I’ve got the Pacers @ Pelicans (ugh) then Thunder @ Jazz (awesome!) for highlights tonight.  Will be in-depth with how Anthony Davis looks and detailing how Jrue Holiday managed another 9 TOs in the first game, then so much to watch for in the second!  Reggie Jackson as the starting PG and how the Thunder use Jeremy Lamb, then how Alec Burks fits the Jazz, and Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter as first-time starters.  That game will be exciting, even if it is a blowout.  Shoot your comments below and looking forward to a huge slate of games tomorrow!

78 Responses

  1. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    Nothing on Stephenson? Would you own him over Reggie Jackson with the news that Westbrook could be back in 2 weeks? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: Ehhh yea maybe he deserved a mention but I don’t buy any consistency from him. Definitely hold Jackson.

  2. JT says:
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    Should I drop Gallinari in a keeper league? He might not make my keeper list, and I’m win now.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JT: Yea he’s droppable in most leagues IMO

      • JT says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Is it silliness to hold Otto Porter but not Gallinari?

        I think I’m gunning for John Henson: I smell breakout.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JT: Not crazy at all… I would indeed get Henson though, I drank them Henson, Porter, Galo right now

          • JT says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            I snoozed and lost Henson. Caldwell-Pope and Asik are the best FAs now.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @JT: I’d go and get KCP for Galo. I like KCP a lot

  3. Tones says:
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    In a 9-cat 20-man H2H league, should I continue to roll with Shawne Williams, Demarre Carrol and Austin Rivers as my bottom three guys? position eligibility isn’t much of a factor, I just need players who can contribute…

    *we are limited to only two acquisitions per match-up, but there are guys in the FA like Jordan Crawford, Norris Cole, Shane Battier, Andrew Nicholson, Al Harrington and Gerald Green.

    • Tones says:
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      @Tones: forgot to mention it’s a keeper league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tones: With this being a short week, I think using one of your pickups is a good idea. I think I’d get Crawford for Williams myself

  4. Slim

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    Maxiell gets 26 minutes?!? I don’t think I’m going out on a limb saying that won’t happen again. +/- of -15. That feels about right. Nicholson only got 6 2nd half minutes after single handedly keeping the game close in the 1st! Orlando deserved that loss.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: Haha I know right! Can’t believe Nicholson didn’t get more run. Yeah I saw Maxiell’s minutes but, bleh. 0-5 and nothing useful. So I skipped for now haha

  5. Bryan says:
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    So now, instead of Hilton, Brazil gets to disappear in that offense. Doubt he sees many targets.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bryan: You got Sports lost! Yeah I’m not a Brazil fan either, if that helps haha…

  6. Frank White says:
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    Sup JB… I have Manu on the bench and I remember you telling me he’s not the best pick but I dropped him for Patrick Beverley cause he won the starting job over Lin. Good Move??

  7. Frank White says:
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    Mike Conley
    Gordon Hayward
    Jeff Teague
    Carmelo
    Paul Millsap
    David West
    Marc Gasol
    Tyson Chandler
    OJ Mayo
    Paul Pierce
    Danny Green
    Manu Ginobili
    Tristan Thompson
    Also, Do you think I should pickup Deandre Jordan and if so who should I drop

    • Frank White says:
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      I can always drop Beverly for Jordan if you thought that was stupid. It’s just I don’t know if I have too many guards

      • Frank White says:
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        I just went for Jordan and someone grabbed him. I should’ve jumped on that

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Frank White: I like getting Beverley. Jordan I would’ve gotten too, but I think Beverley will be better right now – but obviously give you different stats

          • Frank White says:
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            thanks man… what should I do about my steamer spot??

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Frank White: Look at matchups on Thursday. get some minutes in there from best avail

  8. J Money says:
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    Had my draft last night due to a few scheduling conflicts so we miss week 1.
    12 Team League and I had the 4th pick. 9 cats H2H

    PG: Paul (1)
    SG: Bledsoe (5)
    G: Wall (2)
    SF: Hayward (6)
    PF: Cousins (4)
    F: Gerald Henderson (8)
    C: B Lopez (3rd)
    UTIL: Valanciunas (7)
    UTIL: Hawes (9)
    BN: Redick (10)
    BN: Korver (11)
    BN: Henson (12)

    General thoughts?
    I realize I need another PF (just Cousins and Henson are eligible).
    Drop anyone about for Kaman?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J Money: I’d hold for right now, especially since you can wait and see a few days of action. Yeah Cousins is a big X factor for you. Redick and Korver should pad your 3s. Think you’ll be good!

  9. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Just had my 11 team roto auction, I am fairly pleased with my roster but am wondering if you can see any weaknesses that I may be missing:

    PG: Irving
    SG: Bledsoe
    SF: Leonard
    PF: Ibaka
    C: Cousins
    G: Parker
    F: Favors
    UTL: Pekovic
    UTL: Parsons
    UTL: Butler
    B: Knight
    B: Gortat
    B: Henderson

    Initially I thought I was low on 3s and assists, overall I should compete for top 3 at least. Always looking to improve though.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: Agree, 3s and Asts will be your low points, but I like this team. Nothing glaring at all!

  10. Zandy says:
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    No jameer Nelson shout out? Aside from fg% his line was studly. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zandy: Yeah the 7 Asts were nice, but he did what you’d expect, bad shooting and not anything huge anywhere else. I just thought it was more or less a typical game with fewer Rebs and maybe 1 less Ast

  11. Byron from Austin says:
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    jb we need a basketball podcast, asap! you know we don’t even care if it’s just you talking for 30-60 minutes. go for it!

    • Scrappy says:
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      @Byron from Austin:

      agree that would be good & doesn’t need to be a big production

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Byron from Austin: @Scrappy: Haha thanks guys! We still have a special in the works at some point with Nick and the big production, but I’ll ask and see what I can do to getting a pod!

  12. tonym says:
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    In a 10 man 9 cat espn league should I drop robin lopez or m plumlee for john henson?
    my other centers are e kanter and j mcgee
    Also should I drop a burks for j farmer? I’m thin at pg with only s curry , p beverly and r jackson.
    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tonym: Yeah I’d drop Plumlee for him. I’d still hold Burks though, he has a lot more minutes and general upside over Farmar

  13. tonym says:
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    also in 10 man 9 cat espn league because I’m thin at pg with only s curry, r jackson( westbrook coming back soon) and and beverlyshould I trade my p george for his either kemba/parker or kemba/noah? I also have batum at sf in case I deal peorge. I really like george this year though and not sure I should trade him and maybe just look for pg sleepers on waivers like farmer

    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tonym: Nah I’d hold George. And like ya said, keep your ear to the ground of PGs emerging, but George is elite for ya

  14. Scrappy says:
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    Yeah!! Chris Kaman baby!!! Representing bald, ugly, white guys everywhere. Solid Line.

    JB – I am going to start to worry about you if you continue to “Watch Noah’s groin all game” LOL

    you might want to edit that one. How about “kept an eye on how Noah responded to his injury throughout the course of the game”?

    Sorry dude – i was dyin’ when i read that.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scrappy: Haha thanks man! Yeah that was a fun line from yesterday, I will cease using that one :) Definitely meant it for fun. Will keep it G rated here on out :)

  15. FISHY says:
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    LIKE IT2 or Beverley in 8 cat?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FISHY: I’d take Beverley right now

  16. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Howdy, JB. Just wondering what you thought of Dwyane Wade’s performance last night. I thought he looked plenty healthy, but wasn’t attacking the rim like he used to. I didn’t get to watch the game all that closely, apparently word got out that I was throwing a party to celebrate Rose v. Wade and I wound up having to deal with a bunch of protesters in my yard.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Hahahaha -well done sir. I mean, LeBron didn’t have a huge game either and padded a few stats late, it was just a game where the vets were hitting 3s and the normal guys didn’t need to push it. Agree he looked healthy and should be fine.

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: So I shouldn’t drop D Wade for Xavier Henry, then? Also what do you expect out of Beverley? I snagged him in the RCL a few days ago because I thought he’d be roughly what Bledsoe was last year. Is that a fair assessment? I’m loving all the fantasy bball content, by the way.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Clyde Prompto: Man… That one is close. I mean Wade’s player rater value is lower. i think you make the move. Haha – of course jk. I think Beverley has upside for maybe 13/8 for a little while. Eh, maybe too optimistic on asts, I’ll say 14/7. I don’t think he gives you the out of position boards and blocks like Bledsoe does, so I wouldn’t compare quite that high. Thanks man looking forward to the season!

  17. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Auction last night did not go particularly well. I was working on patiently digging my way out of some early bad decisions (thanks, bourbon!) and was starting to clean up with my $1-5 targets late. Then autopick kicked in and bought me Scola, Porter, Dudley and J. Thompson in about 30 seconds, which caused me to lose out on some MUCH better players. Anyway, I’ll probably be looking to make a trade (B. Lopez for a mid-tier C and a F), but in the meantime I need to make some moves. My biggest hole is at F. It’s a H2H pts league, big bonus for double doubles. Top available guys are as follows:

    C – Faverani
    F – Casspi, Carroll, C. Brewer, Patterson, Nicholson
    G – KCP, Stephenson, Chalmers

    In what order would you pick these guys up, and what kind of FAAB out of $100 would you bid? I need a startable F (maybe 2, depending on how Nene looks–good lord, what a terrible auction I had!), and any other pickups would be Util/bench options. Would you hold onto any of Scola, Porter, Dudley and J. Thompson?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Sinde you need F, I would go Brewer, then KCP even though I know you don’t need G, then Casspi. I think Brewer maybe $3-$4 if he went undrafted and Casspi should only go for $1 barring a huge game in tonight’s opener.

  18. Jon says:
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    Drop Kidd-Gilchrist or Gerald Henderson for the new HOU PG Beverly?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: Yeah I’d drop MKG for him

  19. Zar says:
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    Somebody wants to trade LBJ away in one of my leagues.

    What package might work for him? He’s looking for a 2v1

    I’m thinking Rubio+someone else, possibly Favors. I’m worried that I might fall even further behind in Rebounds in blocks if I do..but it’s Lebron ><

    1. (3) Stephen Curry PG,SG
    2. (22) Ricky Rubio PG
    3. (27) Damian Lillard PG
    4. (46) Roy Hibbert C
    5. (51) Derrick Favors PF,C
    6. (70) Jonas Valanciunas C
    7. (75) Zach Randolph PF,C
    8. (94) Gerald Henderson SG,SF
    9. (99) Danny Green SG,SF
    10. (118) Omer Asik C
    11. (123) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG
    12. (142) Reggie Jackson PG
    13. (147) Vitor Faverani C

    • Prodders says:
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      @Zar: if you can get LBJ for Rubio and Favors or use a big name mid round guy instead of Favors, you do that all day long. I managed to trade Parker and Wade for Durant last season and crushed my league after that. Well, that and Razzball faves like Harris of course!

      • Zar says:
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        @Prodders: I think I might try to swing that trade. I guess my other option might be Zach Randolph, but Favors looks flashier in terms of his ranking. That should help balance out this team >=D If I can swing it. Thanks :D

    • Pavel says:
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      @Zar: your team is not strong. i thinkthat offer that others mentioned isn’t realistic. if you want to pry lebron away it has to be lillard + hibbert.i can’t imagine anyone taking rubio and favvors for lebron.

      • Pavel says:
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        @Pavel: by not strong, i meant not strong in blocks so hibbert doesn’t help asmuch as you may think

        • AZ Ramirez says:
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          @Pavel: It’s looking like Hibbert might be all he needs in BLKs

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zar: If the owner is trying to trade LeBron away, I say make it work! Def try the Rubio and Favors move. I think you’ll be fine with that one

  20. Liz says:
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    wow no mention on shawne ‘starting sf’ williams?

    thats right i started him…..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Liz: Haha, yeah I mean, he didn’t do anything particularly noteworthy unfortunately… But hey in a short slate of games you got some minutes!

  21. Good roundup. Own George Hill, that was gross to watch. Patience, I know.

    In other news – loved what I saw in Jordan Farmar. Blake is a joke, Nash is old and 40 (wtf?) – I think Farmar should get some run and very capable of lines like this every night until Kobe returns. Even more upside cause I have zero faith in NASH.

    New breaking that Ryan Anderson has a chipped toe/fracture in his foot and will miss 2-3 weeks. Being an opportunist, what do you think of a guy like Jason Smith as a quick stash – 14 team league? I know that Pelicans have more ball-hogs than they know what to do with, plus AD will be a monster for forseeable future, but deep leaguers may be able to use someone like Jason Smith. I can see him being a 14/10 guy (maybe a little aggressive) with 28-30 minutes/game. Pelicans don’t have many viable true Bigs and clearly, Stiemsma is just a defensive presence and not a threat to his playing time. Smith has some game…. Just thinking a little outta the box. Thoughts?
    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nba/1488/ryan-anderson

    • JB Gilpin

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      @EL BURRO: Yea agree on Hill… rough Fantasy start. I agree Farmar has some upside. Blake is kinda a joke and does look like the yougest in Malcolm in the Middle, but will hit 3s. I don’t know about 10 boards, but like that Smith is solid deep-league add with Anderson out. Power to the Stiemsma! Have him in REL Dynasty. Smith has some upside for sure, but think Stiemsma can be useful in 16 to 20 teamers.

      • @JB Gilpin:

        Yeah; I hear you on Jason Smith and 10 boards (I said it was fairly aggressive!), I just think when given the minutes, his game is pretty fantasy friendly – and he shoots well from the line, so I’m gonna monitor closely. Will disagree and say that Stiemsma is a steamy turd. Give Smith some run, baby! I haven’t added Smith yet in my 14 teamer, but gonna watch that Pelican game and the minutes allotment tonight. Aminu also may get more run, but in the end — totally expect Anthony Davis numbers to be even more nutty and inflated the first month. He could be a total monster with Anderson out. I’ve got this sinking feeling I’m gonna very much regret not taking him at end of 1st round.

        Free Jason Smith.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @EL BURRO: Yup I have IND @ NO as my first game tonight so watching as well! Yeah I am going to be mad I’ve missed Davis in every league too

          • EL BURRO says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Disregard Jason Smith post, absolute non-factor.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @EL BURRO: Actually thought he looked pretty good. Can’t foul out in 20 minutes though. Stiemsma with 5 Reb, 1 Stl 1 Blk – I’ll take it as like my last guy in my 20 teamer for now

  22. lil says:
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    curry
    oladipo
    isaiah thomas
    iguodala
    z randolph
    gordon hayward
    cousins
    anthony davis
    bradley beal
    derozan
    robin lopez
    hawes
    ellis

    please critique and which center should i discard hawes or robin lopez, for another pf in casspi? also which player on my lineup would you put odds on to be injure midseason?
    thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @lil: I think I would lose Lopez for Casspi because Casspi has some upside. Lopez is so boring. Hate to put odds on injuries, but Beal is the biggest injury question mark ya got

  23. Matthew says:
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    Some dropped Bynum and I snagged him. Could it be pick up of the year?

    I mean it’s a low risk huge reward. I from MKG for him. Already have the likes of Butler and DeRozan at SF among others.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Matthew: Nah I don’t think so, he could be useable but I don’t think goes nuts. Don’t mind your move though. Think someone else off the wire will be bigger when we look back.

  24. Frank White says:
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    Hey JB… It’s Gordon Hayward a go for tonight or did they not get a deal done??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: He’s playing, talks are of an extension not a contract for this year

      • Frank White says:
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        thnx

  25. Zandy says:
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    Pick up demar derozan in 8 cat? My sgs are Felton and Vazquez at the moment. Or you prefer korver?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zandy: I prefer DeRozan – but would hold Felton and Vazquez if you are dropping one of those two

      • Zandy says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks! drop korver for derozan or ariza?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Zandy: I would for DeRozan still

  26. decaf says:
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    After MCW’s impressive 1st game, someone offered to trade Bledsoe for him. Should I go for it? Those were unsustainable stats, especially for a rookie.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @decaf: Yeah what a debut! He’s the obvious lead for the notes tomorrow. I’d still prefer Bledsoe

      • decaf says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Well, after Bledsoe’s own opening game, his owner recanted the offer, haha.

        Here’s to hoping MCW can live up to his now loftier expectations.

      • decaf says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Also, what’s up with Cody Zeller’s minutes? Is he droppable now that he’s coming off the bench? I read he was one of the safer rookies to pick, but that won’t be happening with limited minutes.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @decaf: Bush league he took down the offer! Publicly smite him. Yeah Zeller didn’t play much, they might’ve not wanted to ruin his confidence with both Howard and Asik playing well. That said, yea Zeller is probably droppable in 10 or 12 team

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