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Leandro Barbosa had a really good run in the 2000′s, captaining the Black Pearl, slashing to the basket with some great drives – just like the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was all-around fun to watch in his prime.  After a decline in Leandro’s play, he was shipped to Toronto for some turkey named Hedo Turkoglu.  Barbosa averaged nearly 13 Pts a game north of the border in two seasons, but then he was constantly asea with stints with the Pacers and Celtics before tearing his ACL in February last year.  And man, did that injury make him look attractive to the Wizards, who traded for him in a salary move.  Never playing for the Wizards and not getting any deals in the offseason, Barbosa looked stranded on the Isla de Muerta.  But some rum runners and/or braiding human hair from his back to lash together sea turtles got him back to civilization and re-signed by his former Suns a week ago.  After three meh games, Barbosa broke out with a 21/3/2 game last night.  Commodore Barbosa!  Bootstraps’ bootstraps!  He stayed on the court just over 30 minutes, and was infinitely better scoring the ball than Gerald Green, who shot 2-16.  Labradoodle alert!  No need to Geoffrey Rush to the wire in 10-teamers or 12-teamers, unless you’ve got a banged up squad in 12-team and only need points.  He’s a little interesting in deeper leagues though.  Mainly because he’ll get minutes, get shots, and will breakout on cold Green nights.  Here’s what else I saw last night across the Caribbean:

John Henson - Welcome back!  18 minutes off the bench for a 8/5 game, but most importantly added 4 blocks.  BlockNOF!  Hah, doesn’t have the same ring to it… It’s going to be tough for Henson to crack 30 minutes a game again since the team is run by Muppets, but I would say should be owned in most 12-teamers that need big man stats/upside.

Larry Sanders - Had four less blocks than Henson.  Zero.  6/8/1 in 28 minutes with 3 TOs.  Single digits in 5 straight, and he was ejected the game before.  It pretty much couldn’t be a worse year for Sanders, but with all that money coming his way, he’s gonna keep playing.  Narrowly still like him over Henson, but by narrow I mean by the width of a Henson chicken leg.

Giannis Antetokounmpo - The biggest 2 guard ever to play in the NBA.   OK, I have no evidence to back that up, but at 6′ 10 now (grown an inch since being in the NBA), he is really fun to watch and now two straight good games going 11/7/4/2/1 last night.  And just so much of an upgrade over Luke Ridnour…  I really have no idea what will happen next, but I would re-add Giannis if you had him before.  He could have a rainbow line in 35 minutes on Wednesday or play 8 minutes.

Ersan Ilyasova – We saw the offensive upside he has some nights.  11-16 (3-3 3PTM 4-4 FT) for 29/9/0/2/0.  Last time I saw him play a few games ago, he could shoot and do nothing else.  Looks fairly comparable here minus some nice boards.  He’s worth a roster spot in most leagues, sure, but in deeper leagues he’s a sell-high after last night.  Don’t think you can really sell him in shallower leagues.

Patrick Patterson - Playing big lately.  So far in 7 2014 games is averaging 13.1/5.4/1.9/0.7/0.7 in only 24 minutes a game.  I was slow on the upkeep on this one.  Owned in 13% of leagues, he’s already snatched up in both my RCLs.  P Patt is so cute, friendly and loveable!  Just like Pit Pat from Mr. Show.  Needs to be owned in more leagues as I see the minutes keep increasing.  “Take it from me, I love you!”

Amir Johnson - One good game, one medium-ish game, and two brutal games in the past 4.  Not a recipe for success in shallower leagues.  Especially with Pit Pat playing so well.

Dwight Howard - 10-18 FT!  Hack-a-Howard only kinda worked!  32/11 as well.  After a lull at the end of December, playing like Dwight in 2014.

Jeff Green - A disgrace.  Said he hurt his shoulder in the first quarter and that’s why he sucked.  Pssshh.

Jared Sullinger - Just can’t stop fouling people!  At least he got ya 8/10/1/0/1 in 23 minutes, while he racked up those 5 fouls.  But hey, 10+ boards in 3 straight and continues to be somewhat useful.

Kris Humphries - A – started at center, B – had 3 blocks, C – WTF, where they all on Dwight Howard?!  Because that would be kinda awesome.  Didn’t see this game, but a decent 21 minute 4/8/2/0/3 line.  Multi-cat!

Jerryd Bayless - Power of JB!  7-13 FG (1-1 3PTM 2-2 FT) 17/1/4/2/1.  More multi-cat!  No other Celtics G off the bench really got much run in this game, so I think mid-20 minutes and decent scoring/marginal diming is legit until Rondo is here (which may be soon, see below).  Deeper leagues need to be sure to behold the power of JB.

Rajon Rondo - Hinted he’ll be back Friday, which would of course cut into Bayless a bit.  Cut right into that headband.  Also will hurt Jordan Crawford.  But Rondo won’t be playing 30+ minutes right away either.

Markieff Morris - Ejected last night.  I was mad, so ejected him off one of my RCL teams for a stream spot.  I might regret it, but I need all I got to beat Pete!

Channing Frye - I’ve always hated on him this year.  Proved me right last night!  3-12 for 10/5/0/1/0 with 2 treys.  “But JB, he’s been good, and you’re only adding him to the recap today because of last night’s game!”  You caught me anti-commenter-bias man!  The year average 2.2 3s are great from a big, but he doesn’t do enough of anything else for me to hop aboard.  11.9/5.4/1.1/0.8/0.8, yeah, that’s cool that he’s multi-cat, but there’s nothing really great except the 2.2 treys a game and no upside like Pit Pat.  If he boarded like a big, or blocked like a big, oh man it would be my party and I’ll Frye if I want to… ThrAGNOF!

Raymond Felton - Multi-cat!  19/1/1/1/1 hahaha.  The Knicks are the most selfish team in hoops.  11 team assists in an overtime game.  Yikes.  The “Don’t Be Shellfish” button at the top of articles should be pasted across their locker room…

Carmelo Anthony - The Knicks big men are all either hurt, old, or Andrea Bargnani…  So it’s no big surprise Melo is averaging a career-high 8.9 boards a game, 1.3 higher than his career-high in 2010-11.  Another 16 last night.  Pushing his fantasy game into a new level.

Kawhi Leonard - I watched this game and Kawhi was awesome.  13/6/3/2/1 shooting 4-6 (1-1 3PTM 4-4 FT).  Love the 33 minutes too.  This play encapsulated how smooth he was – just wanted an excuse to share that one I made. Love that highlight.

Tim Duncan - Fouled out early in the 4th quarter.  Which was a little surprising.  Just over 26 minutes, but he didn’t get Popped like you’d think…

Anthony Davis - Rainbow line!  22/11/2/3/2.  This block was nasssssty.  Don’t break your hand again!  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a block come that close to shattering a backboard… But in all seriousness, Davis did have his hand stepped on and looked like he was in pain earlier in the game.  I haven’t seen any injury updates, but worth monitoring.  Davis is such a beast – probably going to be a top 5 pick for me next year, we’ll have to see how consensus that becomes.

Brian Roberts - Best game since taking over starting PG duties.  35 minutes for 19/4/4/0/0 with two threes.  This is why I didn’t like Roberts that much, just doesn’t do enough past scoring for me to warrant him a must-own while Jrue Holiday is hurt.

Ryan Anderson - Out at least two months.  Tough break, droppable in all redraft leagues.

Al Farouq-Aminu - Actually led the Pelicans in minutes playing 37:01 last night.  8/11/1/0/0.  Had two nice layups early, but is just so raw offensively and ended up 3-10 from the field.  Unpolished offense, no steals or blocks in two straight, I mean he boards and has multi-cat upside but not anything I feel great about.  Rather Antetokounmpo for example, but I don’t think that was too too close…  I’d rather Patrick Patterson!  Maybe that helps…

Nene - Returned to the starting lineup and rainbow alert!  It’s raining Brazilians last night!  19/5/5/2/2 in 36 minutes.  Worth a pickup in most leagues if he’s going to get 30+ minute a night run, but beware the 1-6 FT from last night.  Only shooting 61% from the line, a career worst since 2007.

Tony Snell - A night after literally doing nothing (and for all you grammar purists out there, he played 17:01 for a 0/0/0/0/0 line with a foul shooting 0-2 so pipe down) he goes 5-9 (2-4 3PTM) 12/2/1/2/0.  I still like him in deeper leagues/dynasties.

Orlando Magic - Had one block as a team last night.  From backup PG E’Twaun Moore of all guys.  What, playing Glen Davis at the 5 isn’t gonna help your interior D?!  Orlando has dropped 8 straight and could not need Nikola Vucevic more…

Wilson Chandler - Returned from hip and groin issues for 12/5/1/1/0 shooting 4-10 (2-5 3PTM 2-3 FT) without a TO.  22 minutes off the bench and hopefully will be back in the starting line-up soon.  My stock rating is still a hold for right now.  With upside of me getting an excessive growth.

Evan Fournier - Mentioned it yesterday, and now it’s 6-straight solid games since the Shaw-shank redemption.  Now, it helped Evan out that Randy Foye somehow fouled out in 18 minutes, but the Fournier-Year-Old Virgin got 37 minutes for 16/3/2/3/0 ball with 3 treys.  Getting into the 12-teamer region.

Alec Burks - Career-high 34 points filling in for Gordon Hayward who is out with labradoodle soreness.  Ew – that sounds wrong… Anywho, Burks got hot going 13-19 and 8-8 FT for 34/3/5/1/0.  Worth a stream if Hayward misses again Wednesday, but he is traveling with the team.  So not huge on Burks as an add if he’s out there in shallow leagues.

 

Next Game: I’ve got a good one in OKC @ MEM tonight.  Ohhh, the bad blood!  Should get a little chippy.  I hope everyone had a good Monday and start to their week 12!

82 Responses

  1. mUshi says:
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    i need a pg! is tony parker for bosh good for me? thanks!

    • Lasandro says:
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      @mUshi: I’d say hell yes, based on h2h value

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mUshi: yup I like it fits your needs well!

  2. Clyde Prompto says:
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    HAHA oh man my roommates and I used to watch Mr. Show all the time. The Bag Hutch always slayed me.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Haha awesome man! Yeah Mr. Show when I was doing what is legal in Colorado in high school was the bomb!

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I had a bong that I named “Ronnie Dobbs.” We’d watch Mr. Show and Almodavar’s version of Vanilla Sky like every other day. I can’t believe we’re all surgeons now.

        • Clyde Prompto says:
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          @Clyde Prompto: Whoops, I wrote “surgeons” but meant “bartenders.”

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Clyde Prompto: aHahahahahahaha well done. Ronnie Dobbs the musical was hilarious. “I am a camera, a camera and I!” You missed the Gsharp terry!

  3. theprestige says:
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    @JB – ROS Joe Johnson or Terrence Ross? Thanks – you’re the best!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @theprestige: Thanks man! Very close… I’d lean Ross for the upside, probably an unpopular opinion but I think he has a good shot to take off

  4. Patrick says:
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    would you drop tobias harris for humph?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Patrick: Nah I’d hold Harris for the upside/hope Big Baby gets traded to solidify the role

  5. TEEQUE says:
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    Would you rather have Giannis or Middleton at this point?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TEEQUE: I’d probably roll with Giannis for his bigger upside.

  6. Frank White says:
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    Sup Brotha!! I have Rondo. Since he’s coming back Friday I figure he has a lot more trade value.. Would you trade him for someone like Dragic, Carter Williams, Ty Lawson or Isaiah Thomas?? If they would do it

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: All except MCW I would do. I am still worried MCW gets shut down at some point down the road

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks!!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Frank White: Any time!

  7. Gioo says:
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    JB, ROS. Sanders or Hickson?

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gioo: I’d gonna hedge here and say depends on what you need – consistent Pts/Rebs vs. upside of Pts/Rebs/Blks. Gun to my head I’ll take consistency of Hickson today

  8. Winless since before Christmas says:
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    10 team H2H

    In that weird position where i haven’t booked a win since Christmas.However, I am still 4th place, meaning i would make the playoffs.

    Lillard DeRozan Harden
    Iggy Ibaka Favors
    Hibbert Valanciunas
    Jo Crawford Pekovic
    BN – Redick Calderon Nelson

    How much do you “blow up” ?

    Ersan is available

    Taj,Sully,Humphries,Henson,Mozgov,Patterson,KG,
    T.Jones,McRoberts,T.Ross,Granger,Dudley,
    Bayless,Bradley,Pope,B.Roberts,Augustin,
    Mayo,Holiday,Bledsoe are some other names available

    Any names stand out more than Crawford (potential ast drop off, and his FG%/TO?) or Nelson (health/role if he’s traded)?

    What type of trades do you like to make? With so many APG up in air, target other way? Or go the opposite way and do moves to improve the FG%?TO type categories?

    This team has some interesting pieces for me to consider. What sort of offer do you like sending out? Or being a Crawford owner do you wait out the week for the update on Rondo before you send anything?

    Rubio Beal Ariza
    Parsons Lebron Jo.Smith
    Varejao Koufos
    Burke Meeks
    BN – Millsap Wade A.Johnson

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Winless since before Christmas: Man, sucks your commenter name is still true! I think you have a good team, I wouldn’t blow it up to much. I would think your big man stats are shorn up, maybe move Hibbert or Favors for a PG. I would look to move Crawford now too if he can get you anything, Bayless isn’t helping. A lot of good people on your wire, I like Jones better than Redick, probably take Ersan over Redick too for the upside. Overall, I’d pickup Jones for Redick and try a Hibbert or Favors or Pek and Crawford for (and this would be a little lucky) Rubio, then hope to pickup Ersan afterwards

  9. Yokev_o says:
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    Would you drop Amir for Patrick pat? I’m in a 10 team 9 cat league. Need your input, thanks!

    • Yokev_o says:
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      @Yokev_o: or pick up al farouq?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yokev_o: In such a shallow league I’d probably avoid both. Like PPat over Aminu though, as I mentioned above. I’d go Pit Pat out of the 3

  10. Corey says:
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    Do u like mcroberts, Jason Thompson or Patrick Patterson. Man I’m hoping yahoo gives humphries center eligibility soon lol. For pat, how much will psycho T cut into his production when he returns. How would u rank the three centers mentioned in my first sentence? Thanks!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Corey: I’d rank em PPat, McBob, JT. Like what Pit Pat is doing right now, and he’s not doing it in that many more minutes than before

  11. TR says:
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    Henson was dropped. I’m number 4 in the waiver order out of 10. Would you drop humphries for him? It’s points league so based on overall production

    • TR says:
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      @TR: also, what do you think about:

      Paul George, wade, hawes, knight, Kobe for lebron, deandre, jimmy butler, Westbrook

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TR: Yeah I probably would, Humphries is a trade candidate and not someone to play for the Celtics future in ROS outlook. Geez, trading your whole roster! A lot depends on what the rest of the teams are, probably George side, but barely

  12. DexterHol says:
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    JB, I have a guy in my league who is really desperate for a Center. It’s a 20 team league and this guy ended up having 4 out of the 12 best PGs this season (John Wall, Ricky Rubio, Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas) but no decent Cs and he just posted he wants to trade anyone of them for a decent C. I have Marc Gasol and Channing Frye. I was thinking trying to take advantage of Frye’s recent performances and Rubio’s recent poor form and trying to trade those two, but I think he will pass on that trade. So, my Q is, what would be a decent trade for Marc Gasol? Should I try getting 2 of his PGs for him, and if just the one, who would he be?

    My squad:
    T Parker
    G Henderson
    D DeRozan
    D West
    C Frye
    M Radulica
    J Meeks
    E Ilyasova
    T Burke
    N Cole

    J Bayless
    Z Pachulia
    A Shved
    M Gasol*

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DexterHol: Yeah I like the idea of getting two of the PGs and trading Frye high. Gasol Frye for really any pairing of two of those PGs I like. i like all 4 of them a lot.

  13. murfman1989 says:
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    Could you give me some advice on preparing for play-offs its my first season of fantasy hoops? My team is lillard, westbrook, afflalo, marshall, IT2, harden, illysova, ibaka, m gasol, brow, noah and jj hickson. Your site has been a god send all season and i appreciate any help you can offer! cheers

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @murfman1989: Thanks man! Afflalo is an obvious guys to try and move or be prepared to drop as Orlando is surely thinking about moving him. Past that your have a nasty roster and don’t need to do too much. Noah might be a guy to trade for someone for help in assists, Marshall is great now but will decline when Kobe is back and Joakim is an injury risk

      • murfman1989 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks jb appreciate it.

  14. Anthony says:
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    Sanders or Monroe? Thanks brotha!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Anthony: I like Monroe there. Any time!

  15. matt says:
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    I need a pg I want to trade Howard. Do you think I can get it2 or Kyrie value h2h? Or do i need to drop a tier? Dudes killing my ft% e every night he plays. Im seriously about to trade him for nothing.

    • TR says:
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      @matt: Dragic is shooting 80% from the line and is great without Bledsoe. And you could likely get dragic for Howard easily on name value alone

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @matt: Worth offering for IT2. Like that one. Like @TR: said I would like getting Dragic too. Don’t think you could get Kyrie. Maybe look at the #1 and #2 teams in FT% and offering for their PGs

        • matt says:
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          @JB Gilpin: figures goran plays for an inactive owner. Im trying to trade him and teague for george and Matthews might work cuz the guy just dropped deron Williams lol

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @matt: Dropped Deron Williams?! Yikes he is a def pickup!

            • matt says:
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              @JB Gilpin: yup he dropped Chandler,Anderson,Deron, I got deron and get to keep Dwight. Lol Brutal

              • matt says:
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                @matt: that evens out the beginning of the year some guy dropped LA before we played a single game (think it was collusion) well I raised hell over it cuz he picked up taj for LA? C’mon who does that! Anyways I have the best record and it’s even now. He had one more PG so his small counting stats was always a bit better each week.

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @matt: Geez yea you have some noobs in there haha

  16. Ltee says:
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    I’m really enjoying your blog. U do a great job. If I win my league and ur able to help out. I’ll give some portion so u can keep doing this :)

    So I had Bledsoe going down. Los if injuries but I know I can salvage it with the wire. My team:

    Augustin foye Rubio Lilliard
    Joe Johnson ross illyasova shumpert aminu
    Boozer Faried griffin Ibaka

    All I need is 5 stats to win this all. I’m in 9th place not far from 6th place probably 6 games behind. I like alphabet but don’t know who to drop. I want to soldify rebounds threes less turnover steals and ft% . The toughest will be winning assist points fg% . What do u think. Blatche is also available

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ltee: Thanks man! Would love it, you can buy me a crown and coke any time with that button on the main page! I like Giannis and his upside over Shumpert and Aminu. But would probably let Blatche sit. Looking at your stats, I would drop Aminu. I know he is rebounding a lot now, but I don’t expect him to be double-digits a game and he doesn’t hit threes and is inconsistent with steals. Shumpert hits all the cats you need.

      • Ltee says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Wi definitely donate since it’s in paypal. And winnings go to paypal from yahoo. So if I get second or 1st! U definetly will get something. I’ll keep u updated! Ltee out!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ltee: Awesome man, thanks! Def cheering ya on and ask as many questions as ya need!

  17. Jay_0321 says:
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    Butler droppable? He’s killing my %’s and seems to only be good for steals. I was thinking of packing him and Amir for JV and Tobias?

    • Jay_0321 says:
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      @Jay_0321: Giannis is on the wire again…finally…Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay_0321: Would love that JV/Tobias move if you can get it. Would keep Butler over Giannis though. I have always liked Giannis’ upside but who knows what he will do game-to-game.

  18. Michael says:
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    Sup JB! Got a question regarding tomorrows line up..

    All my guys are playing on Wednesday. Need to bench 2 of them. Who would you bench out of these guys: Tobias, J Green, Humps, Hickson, RoLo.

    Tobias playing CHI
    J Green/Humps playing TOR
    Hickson playing GSW
    RoLo playing CLE

    I am losing FG% 3′s and TO’s. I punted FG% and TO’s. My opponent is ThrAGNOF! All other stats are pretty much even.

    Some of the players he has are Love Noah Burke Henson KD Kanter. More worried about him taking over blocks and rebounds.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael: I’d bench both Green and Humphries. JV/Amir/PPat not bad defenders and both have least solidified roles. Green is banged up too. Blaming his shoulder for being bad, hahahaha. Good luck tomo!

      • Michael says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Green has been a pain in the a$$. Hopefully with the return of Rondo, Green can get it going consistently.

      • Michael says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Oh and when do you see PBev coming back? This week or next week?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Michael: Yeah I know… Sad because Green had so much upside. Probably at least next week. Beind a defender and guy who likes to steal I think he’ll need that hand at full strength while pokin the ball away

  19. Prodders says:
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    It was probably overly bold, but I played Marc Gasol this week. Had 3 players with 1 game weeks, so it was worth a gamble. Remember how abruptly he returned last time? I have sneaky feeling the same happens tonight or at the latest Friday. What do you reckon?!

    Also, confident in my playoff position (5th place is 20 cats/pts behind me), I might try and trade a mid rounder for either CP3 or Westbrook. Who do you think is a surer bet to be playing at a high level come the playoffs?

    Oh and I am another one of the 20 ppl who watched Mr Show! I remember Pit Pat the Pansexual Spokes-thing well!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Prodders: Yeah I do, a little bold but could work out by the weekend. I think he is above 50/50 to play by Friday. I think CP3 is the better gamble if they cost even value. Not his leg that is hurt, maybe his shot suffers a tad, but he can just rack up 15 dimes a game then! Haha. Nice on Mr. Show! So underrated. That scene is so great. Calling Patrick Patterson Pit Pat from now on

      • Prodders says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @JB Gilpin: He’s been upgraded to a gametime decision!! Come on big Marc, the time is now!!

      • Prodders says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Now named a starter! “Wow, that spiralled quickly”.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Prodders: Wow awesome for one of my teams! Let’s do this Marcy Marc!

          • Prodders says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Called the sudden return here first! I feel like I have a shot at a first mention tomorrow!!

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Prodders: Haha you did beat everyone to it! We’ll see who the open is tomorrow :)

  20. miles proudfoot says:
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    “The Knicks big men are either old, hurt, or Andrea Bargnani!” thank you for that.

  21. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Good stuff as always. I know you’re probably sick of trade questions, but I’m in a highly competitive dynasty keeper league with a chance to make the playoffs in only year two since being added to the league. An owner is offering me DeAndre Jordan, Jared Sullinger and a 1st round pick in 2014 (guaranteed top six) for Vucevic, Gallinari and a conditional 1st round pick in 2015.

    Positions and playoff aspirations aside, which group would you rather have going forward? I really appreciate your help. Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: Thanks so much! Never sick of trade questions! So since dynasty, a top six pick isn’t huge barring 6 really good rookies getting in good situations, with this year’s awesome draft class, actually is a possibility. Now I don’t know about 2015′s draft class, but 2014 looks to be a better pick anyway, and I like the guys you get. Vuc is the best player in the deal, no doubt, but I think I’d have to take that one.

  22. Adam says:
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    Hey JB!

    Like so many people this season, my team got bit by the injury bug hard. I got Rondo, Marc Gasol, Bledsoe, and Holiday out. It sounds like Rondo and Gasol are coming back soon, but I’m not sure if it’s worth it to hang on to Bledsoe in a category league.

    I’m in third place and will most likely make the playoffs without him, but it might be cutting it close. Available on the waiver wire are:

    -Jameer Nelson
    -Ersan Ilyasova
    -Joe Johnson
    -Terrence Jones
    -Jodie Meeks

    What do you think I should do? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Adam: Gasol was back for ya today! Yeah I would cut Bledsoe too. Grab Nelson for now. Been playing well.

  23. jake says:
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    Should I accept a trade of Josh Smith for DeMar DeRozan?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jake: Yup I’d def want Smith there!

  24. Bon says:
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    if you had to pick two from this bunch, who would it be
    Alphabet
    James Johnson
    Shaun Livingston
    MKG
    Bayless

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bon: I’d take Giannis andddd, probably Livingston right now. Love James Johnson but with Gasol back, questionable minutes

  25. Bon says:
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    Is Jeff teague, Al jeff for Paul George, deron williams a good trade?
    or what about Jeff teague, Wilson chandler, al jeff for paul george, deron williams

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bon: Most definitely! Love getting George there. The second one is fine too

  26. Jason says:
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    Who do you want the most out of James Johnson Patrick Patterson, bayless, Fournier or barbosa?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Hmmm, depends on needs a bit, between PPat and Fournier for me. Probably Patterson right now

  27. Bren says:
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    Keep Kendall Marshall or stash Ersan?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bren: Entirely needs based. Dimes obviously Marshall, if you’re otherwise fine there I’d get Ersan

      • Bren says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks for the quick reply! As far as rest of season production do you trust Marshall or it’s all in the air right now?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bren: ROS all in the air with Kobe returning. But he’s definitely a hold right now. Any time!

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