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Merry Christmas to all!  And to all a good night!  Well, except for the Hawks, who lost both DeMarre Carroll and Al Horford in last night’s double overtime win against the Cavs.  Carroll’s Christmas carol was about hoping his hand and/or thumb didn’t break, as he was in bad pain exiting the game.  Diagnosis came out that he has a sprained thumb, and while a non-break is a good news, remember Larry Sanders “just” had a sprained thumb and had to have surgery.  Just shatter the champagne bottle you got sprayed with and use it like a weapon like a normal bar fight, Sanders!  And to make matters worse, Horford then lost all his Christmas cheer when he hurt his shoulder later in the game and is set for an MRI.  It’s his right shoulder vs. a left pectoral tear that ended his year in 2012, but neither of these injuries look too good.  Big men waiting in the wings for the Hawks (womp womp) Elton BrandPero AnticGustavo Ayon, and Mike Scott would all stand to get increased roles, especially if both injuries turn out to be serious.  I’ve talked about Scott more than a few times as a guy to keep an eye on should there be injuries, and I think he has the most upside by far to emerge.  His per 36 of 18.7/7.7/2.0/0.6 with 1.3 treys while shooting 55% from the field gives him a glimmer of hope to be the fantasy contributor I thought he could be.  Here’s what else I spotted through the Holidays while opening all of my Brandon Knight basketball cards on Christmas morning:

Larry Sanders – Apparently Santa got his naughty and nice lists messed up.  Unless animal cruelty, beating up guys at a night club while his wife was a day out from giving birth, and ruining his fantasy value for almost half of the season gets you in St. Nick’s good graces.  Reported that he’ll be back tonight as a Christmas present for fantasy owners.  Although right after news broke, Santa shook the milk Sanders left out by the chimney and sprayed it on him, infuriating Sanders who took a swing and broke his wrist.

Jeff Teague - 34/3/13 with 3 swipes.  Won the game on a double OT buzzer beater.  When asked after the game if he was worried about the Hawks front line injuries he replied, “Centers?  We don’t need no stinkin’ centers.”

Shelvin Mack - Picked up some extra minutes at center.  Hah – I jest.  The Cavs went with a lot of smaller lineups with Jarrett Jack for a lot of Mack/Jack one-on-ones.  I have no idea if that’s true, but sounds fun!  Got 36 minutes in the 2OT game for 10/7/5/3/0 without a turnover.  He’s actually been getting pretty decent run lately and should get a lot of work against smaller lineups with all the bigs getting their talons clipped lately.  Worth a look in even deep 14-teamers.

Paul Millsap - Rainbow line! And a dub-dub!  Played 48 minutes last night and is about to get run into the ground.

Ersan Ilyasova - Returned to practice and is questionable for tonight.  The prognosis of him being fantasy relevant again in shallow leagues?  Doubtful.  Am I ignoring him on the wire?  Probable.

Andrew Bynum - The most frustrating player in the NBA.  Ruins a whole franchise in Philly, ruins a whole batch of fantasy players with his 20/10 multi-block upside that we’ve seen a few times, then 0-11 FG or 4/1/0/0/1 downside like we’ve seen the past two games.  Finally traded him in the REL deep dynasty league.  Thank heavens!

Kyrie Irving - A buy low I gave as a suggestion to a lot of people has been going off lately.  About the only Dookie I like in the NBA.  Because he’s just plain that good.

Zach Randolph - Rainbow line!  Well, not really, but I was thinking the money he’s about to be fined for criticizing the refs last night might fill in for steals and blocks.  23/17/5.  Long live T Dog!

Jon Leuer - Wellllll… Not looking so hot lately.  New Grizz coach David Joerger is a genius.  When a player emerges, the obvious answer is play them less.  Only 12 minutes last night, and under 20 minutes in three straight after being over 23 in 10 straight.  Provided some instant offense shooting 3-6, but didn’t log any other stats.  I don’t think he’s playing worse but…

James Johnson - … The pickup of this JJ has really ate into the minutes.  Of course Ed Davis getting healthy is yet another mouth to feed, but 28 mins for Johnson shooting 5-8, hitting a trey for 12/5/0/3/1 with some big dunks.  Their offense is so stagnant that his 12 points felt like 30.  Rather him over Leuer right now.

Chandler Parsons - The man.  Shaved his head for a young fan with cancer, then 15/11/5 for a solid line with big momentum plays.

James Harden - 22-25 at the free throw line.  Fear the beard.  As in, if you even graze it, you’re called for a foul.

Dwight Howard - Kevin McHale didn’t use him late because a back stiffy.  Hopefully he reminds Dwight to call a doctor or physician if that stiffy lasts for more than 4 hours.

Jeremy Lin - 18/6/2 with 4 TOs.  Shot 5-13 and overall was a decent Lin-ish game.  No real takeaways except you love the 37+ minutes he got last night and big run he’ll get without Patrick Beverley crowding the backcourt for a while.  And Aaron Brooks tweaked his ankle and didn’t return to compound the Rockets PG injuries.  Not that Brooks would’ve played much more anyway in last night’s game, but Lin is looking at a lot of minutes upcoming.  Good for immediate fantasy/bad if you’re worried about his several minor injuries this year.  Depends on how full you see the glass.

Terrence Jones – Huge Christmas day delivery of 21/14/1/1/3 with no TOs then played really well last night for 20/5/2/0/2 with no TOs shooting 10-14.  0-2 from deep (0-6 from 3 the past three games) and didn’t look good at all from outside, but I’ve been saying stick with him as he’s El Burro’s El Favorito.  Still won’t be worried about a trade taking minutes until it actually happens, it’s not like you can sell him for much in a trade and he’s worth holding on to.

Danny Green - Just needed a couple boards to go rainbow, but tough to rebound anything when you’re on fire!  Just a really shiny line of 7-7 FG (5-5 3PTM 3-3 FT) 22/0/2/3/2.  As the voice of Mortal Kombat would say, “Flawless victory!”  Then when it’s over, you hit L1 L1 circle circle triangle R1 and he emerges with a giant spur on his boot and hops on Dirk Nowitzki like riding a horse and it yells “Bestiality!”  I mean, “Animality!”  Easy mistake…

Kawhi Leonard - I’m gonna throw some crazy numbers at ya.  According to Basketball Monster, Kawhi is ranked #26 overall in Total Value.  Twenty-sixth!  That shocked me.  I thought it was be surprising and worth mentioning if he was in the 40s…   Of players in the top 30, he’s the only guy averaging under 31 minutes, going only 28:41 a night.  I think almost anyone would posit Leonard will be playing 30+ minutes down the stretch as old guys get rested (we already saw that scenario against the Warriors a week back) which would vault his value even higher.  Maybe a slight buy low window open, and I’d try to sneak him out.

Jose Calderon - Another guy who’s value overall shocked me.  Ranked 30th in total value according to their algorithms.  Helps he’s had a nice stretch lately, but I think I was undervaluing just how little he’s turning over the ball at only 1.2 a game.  That’s actually the lowest in his career even when he was only playing low-2o minutes a game.  Sure the assists aren’t in the 8-range like we’ve seen earlier in his career, but he’s hitting 2.8 treys a game at almost 50%.  He might be a buy low if someone isn’t as enthused, if you’re hurting in TOs or need treys and a bit of everything else.

Chris Paul - Just plain took over the Clippers offense, but it wasn’t enough.  A ridiculous 34/2/16/6/0 line shooting 16-29 (2-3 3PTM) and only one TO.

LaMarcus Aldridge - Was the Blazers MVP of the night, sure, but he does it a little more quietly in my opinion.  32/10/4 with no TOs on 15-31 shooting.  And by quietly I mean within the game, his numbers this year are anything but quiet.

Robin Lopez - I can’t believe he’s the best Lopez in the NBA right now, by default… How he went 11/15 last night I’ll never know.  The only few boards I remember it was like watching a giraffe swing T Rex arms at the rim at attempted tip ins.  “Now let us gently touch our tips!”

DeAndre Jordan - Fouled out, but 19 rebounds.  A weird looking 2/19/1/1/2 line.  One of these things is not like the other!

Carmelo Anthony - Got his Christmas wish, which was not to be abused by Kevin Durant in front of the whole world.  Questionable again tonight with the bum ankle.

Russell Westbrook - Trip dub!  Spreading all sorts of Holiday cheer.  Especially in his outfits.

Tim Hardaway Jr. - Looked really good out there the portions of this game I caught.  8-19 (2-7 3PTM) 21/5/2/0/0.  He’ll be a scoring/threes kinda guy, but in deeper leagues, it’ll be mighty valuable.  Slim was definitely Hardaway on Christmas.

Tyson Chandler - I don’t know what it is, but I’ve always felt he was a little overvalued.  5/9/3/2/0 is a solid Holiday at the office, don’t get me wrong, and he’s been solid since returning.  I owe you an IOU on being skiddish about snatching up Tyson.  I was chicken.

D.J. Augustin vs. Kirk Hinrich - “Hey Mr. DJ, send the white boy to the bench!”  13/2/5/2/0 with two treys in 33 minutes while Hinrich was boring in just over 20 minutes.  DJ should be starting.  Still think he’s a hold in very deep 12-teamers and beyond for the diming and steals upside.

Mirza Teletovic - I mean, it’s just flabbergasting that he’s starting for the Nets and is somewhat fantasy relevant for deeper leaguers. 8+/4+ in 5 of the last 6 with 16 treys hit in that span.  ThrAGNOF!

Paul Pierce - Thought George Hill‘s head was a piñata.  Led to Reggie Evans seeing some minutes and nabbing 13 boards.  Trying to talk about anything positive with the Nets is a fool’s errand.  Grasping at straws!  A bridge too far!  Peeing into the wind!

Jordan Hill - Dude, play him Doh-Toni!  Letting Shawne Williams get 16 minutes to go 3/5/0/0/0 and 1-4 from the field does not seem to gibe with Hill going 9/10/1/3/3 in just over 24 minutes.  “I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!”  Pau Gasol will be out tonight, so Hill should get a big opportunity.  Should is the operative word.  D’Antoni should shave off that rape stache…

Jordan Farmar - Disappointed in his debut as the starting PG for 3/5/2 with 4 TOs shooting 1-7.  I obviously think he’ll do better, but my expecations remain fairly low.  Still would rather have Augustin, par exampla.

Klay Thompson - Christmas rainbow!  23/5/4/2/2 but is usually not multi-cattin’ in this joint.

Jimmy Butler - Listen, I loved the guy heading into the year, but this toe thing just stirs up injury after injury.  “On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… A knee giving out, a sprained an-kle, and it stemming from a bad toe injury!”  Still topped 33 minutes for 15/5/4 – dude’s a beast – but I still scurred.

 

I hope everyone had a fantastic 2013!  We’ll be back with Daily Recaps starting next Thursday (Jan. 2) and back on the normal M-F schedule from then on.  Happy New Years to everyone in the Razzball Nation and thanks for stopping by!

  1. Slim

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    Badgers? We don’t need no stinkin Badgers!

    I’m not sure who is going to fill in for Horford. In 12 teamers I’m waiting to see how it plays out tomorrow night. Whoever it is is about to get 3 games in 4 days so there’s that. We talked about Pero Antic at the very beginning of the year. Could give some nice out of position 3′s and decent rebounding, maybe a block a game if he hits 25-30 minutes.

    Are we worried about Dwight Howard? Motiejunas played over Casspi, I bet you weren’t too happy about that. Too bad Motiejunas isn’t all that good.

    I’m surprised there hasn’t been a coach firing yet this year. I think we could easily come up with 5 that could be.

    I’m not feeling too good about missing out on James Johnson in the REL. You gotta love the 1/1/1, 3′s/Stl/Blk. Making him an excellent streaming option in smaller leagues.

    Are you ready for my run in the REL? It looks like DJ is going to keep 25-30 minutes. Duncan is going to be immeasurably helpful. Larry Sanders is returning. I just need 1 more trade to put me over the top. I bet this is the last week I lose blocks. So was the best player in our trade the one i picked up off waivers? That’s kinda funny.

    • Slim

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      @Slim: I think Hardaway is a poor mans Klay Thompson. If only Hardaway got 38 minutes per game like Klay gets. Their per-36s are nearly identical.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Haha, yup Augustin just fits there. I still like my side even if Leuer’s minutes are low, I needed a C bad. I had to pickup Miroslav Raduljica just for C depth too. Yikes. I know you like Antic but he is like a less athletic Vitor Faverani to me. Haha – that’s mean… Eh, they needed a bigger presence than Casspi at the 5 rather than T Jones there. Johnson is another FA signing just with crazy returns. Effin hurting my Leuer! With Aldridge I like my team a lot… Just not nearly as deep now. Interesting on Klay Thompson comp. I’m not a big KT fan so I kinda see it. Just needs the huge minutes

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah I don’t have a whole lot of nice things to say about Antic. I like his name… He should be added for a decent amount in the REL though. Mike Scott should be a better add. I question his shot selection sometimes though.

        Terrence Jones is gaining job security by the day. Not a sell high to me either since that ‘high’ isn’t going to be nearly high enough.

        Yeah your depth took a pretty big hit and the low FAAB has got to be really annoying. Looking for any more low end trades? Want Shawne Williams back? hehe…

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Slim: Haha yea, great name for puns. Agree, why I’ve held onto Scott all year in REL. Agree on Jones too, I don’t knwo what you’d sell for. Haha nah I don’t wanna Williams. Low FAAB does suck, I spent frivolously and poorly. Perils of learning your league and what others are doing/not doing. Some panned out like Scott and Middleton but I’ve missed out on the better adds like your DJ or JJ. Eh well, I think with Aldridge and a lot of young relatively cheap guys I have a good core to go after some rooks and non-kept guys next year to reload.

  2. Ryan says:
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    I am in a 14 team h2h keeper league. We keep 5. I was offered hibbert ryan anderson and lance stephenson for my al jefferson favors and mclemore. Am I giving too much or is this a solid offer for me? Team is below.

    What if I deal favors henson mclemore for chalmers anderson and hibbert instead

    14 team h2h keeper

    pg damian lillard
    g martel webster
    sg james harden
    sf kevin durant
    f john henson
    pf derrek favors
    c al jefferson
    c demarcus cousins
    util channing frye
    util Jeff Teague
    bn ben mclemore
    bn Lou Williams
    bn brendan wright

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ryan: I’d hold off. I like the Favors one a lot better. Doubt any of these guys makes your keepers though

      • Ryan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: so don’t do either trade?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ryan: I’d do the Chalmers one

          • Ryan says:
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            @JB Gilpin: so is it that Al Jeff is worth more or chalmers is better than lance?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Ryan: Yeah I still like Jefferson i think the first one undersells him. I like Lance more than Chalmers, but both are near the same tier

  3. Jose says:
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    I agree on the Leonard being underrated. What’s buying low on him at this point? Offering Jeff Green plus somebody? Brandon Knight straight up?

    I got Lillard, IT2, Knight, T.Evans, J.Green, Deng, Sullinger, D.Lee, Ibaka, J.Val, Marc Gasol on my team, and I’d love a trade for Kawhi, but I have no idea how to price a “buy-low-but-still-respectable” offer.

    I hope you had a good X’mas, and that Santa brought you lots of counting stats!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jose: Yeah either of those I think is solid. Just traded Green in our deep dynasty and couldn’t be happier. Scared as hell of him. Tyreke and Green I’d do, Deng and Green I’d do, maybe those might work to the right buyer but maybe not. I had a much better 26th than Christmas, but it all counts in the Holiday spirit! Hope you had a great Xmas as well!

  4. JB -

    Nice stuff, big guy. Hope u had a nice Xmas. Seems we share similar sentiments on Hawks PF, Mike Scott. Not sure if that is a good thing or bad thing, But, it’s worth noting as I grabbed him in my deep 14 and 16 teamers. Admittedly, haven’t watched a ton of ATL hoop this year, but I’ve always liked Scott’s game, think he’s just needed opportunity (reminds me a bit of Paul Milsap)…

    Wanted to grab him as he has most upside of that bunch of turkeys. I hear you on position and being undersized at 6’9″, but he’s owned in 0% of yahoo leagues, so worth a peek and if doesn’t pan on out, dump a rooni.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @EL BURRO: Thanks man! Hope you had a wonderful holiday as well. Love Scott. I think his value will all be tied to usage, so if he’s at 20+ minutes for a while, I think he’ll produce.

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    Just from looking at highlights and stat lines James Johnson looks like a potential multicat monster. His D-League line this season was 18.5 pts on 49.6 fg%, 77.3 ft%, 9.1reb, 4.8ast, 1.9stl, 3.4blk with 1.3 3pt on only 28.9% shooting in about 30 minutes per in 10 games. I’m not saying he’ll do anything like that in the A-League, but top 100 upside maybe even top 50 thanks to always-in-demand defensive stats? He’s a long 6’9 with tremendous leaping ability so I buy the steals and blocks, and it’s hard for me to see him sitting behind almost-34 years old Tayshaun Prince if he’s producing. Other than the always-a-bad-decision neck tattoo, is there any reason to be suspicious of this guy? He even has the same birthday as me!

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      @mike:

      Also he played 27 minutes last game with Prince playing 25

    • JB Gilpin

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      @mike: Ehhh, top 100 I think is a possibility but I wouldn’t go much higher. Gasol coming back soon also clogs the big man minutes. Totally agree on the corpse of Prince though. If he was out of the picture, JJ as a big 3 or at the 4 would be awesome if given the opportunity, like when he started the other day. Happy birthday to all mikes and James Johnsons in the world in Feb!

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        @JB Gilpin:

        Good call, I hadn’t thought about Gasol. Hopefully Davis mans the center role, Gasol at PF and Johnson starts at SF once they check Prince for a pulse and find him lacking. If JJ is as good as he looks on highlights, there’s no reason that shouldn’t happen. Belated happy birthday, merry christmas, and a very happy new year to you too JB, razzballbb won me the championship in my one and only league last year and I’m in first place by a wide margin again this year.

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          @mike:
          “and I’m in first place by a wide margin again this year”

          for the same reason

        • JB Gilpin

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          @mike: Eh I think Gasol Zbo will still be your frontcourt the second half. Davis and Koufos as backup Cs then Johnson as stetch big 3 or 4. Kinda messy big men there. Glad we’re helpin ya slaughter your league! What we’re here for! Happy holidays to you as well! Looking forward to 2014

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            @JB Gilpin:

            Right, duh, forgot about z-bo, my favorite player on those old jailblazer squads. Damn you’re right it’s crowded as hell in there.

  6. Jay says:
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    would you rather have Danny Green or Paul Pierce right now?

    Losing Lopez has hurt my offense….and now possibly horford too….

    I need some capable bodies to replace that production.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jay: Probably Pierce but depends on needs a big. Yikes yea bad injuries

  7. I love lamp says:
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    brandon wright or farmar?

    • I love lamp says:
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      @I love lamp: 12 team h2h points league so i just need to keep whoever produces more. Activating Sanders today so i need to pick one to drop

      • I love lamp says:
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        @I love lamp: Also, george hill just got dropped in my league. Is he even worth picking up?

        • I love lamp says:
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          @I love lamp: I could drop jodie meeks if you think hill would be a good pickup

    • JB Gilpin

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      @I love lamp: Farmar has bigger upside. Helps decision that you have Sanders. Yeah I’d grab Hill for Meeks, bigger upside there too.

  8. Lmnop says:
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    JB, Jrue Holiday for my Batum. Good?

    • Lmnop says:
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      @Lmnop:

      Or Irving, Batum for Chris Paul, Kiwi?

      Thank u

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lmnop: Depends on needs, I’d prob hold Batum personally. I’d do that second deal though, paul is playing like a stud and Batum to Kawhi actually isn’t a big diff

  9. Jake Van Zuiden says:
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    Would you trade D Will for Parsons?

    • Jake Van Zuiden says:
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      @Jake Van Zuiden: Also I sent somebody my Williams, Lee, and Evans for Bledsoe, Millsap, and Kawhi. Good for me?

      • Corey says:
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        @Jake Van Zuiden: whoever u sent that trade to will never accept unless they are brain dead

        • Jake Van Zuiden says:
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          @Corey: I’ve got Williams. It’s not as bad as you think. D Will has 2nd round upside when healthy but that’s the only concern.. Health

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            @Shaft: @Jake Van Zuiden: I meant ur second trade with kawhi and all those other guys. Other guy will never accept that lol

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              @Corey: Bledsoe>Deron, millsap>lee, and kawhi>Evans

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Jake Van Zuiden: Ehhh, I might hold out on Deron just with the upside. I’d take that second deal, and agree with you over Corey, it’s not outlandish at all. That said, still highly doubt other owner will take it, but worth offering. Healthy D Will > Bledsoe, but that’s a big question mark and I might feel safer with Bledsoe ya know…

  10. Bon says:
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    Do you think kawhi Lenard is worth it for Thaddeus young. I always thought kawhi was overrated and don’t know why his rating was so high. I have Thaddeus, and I hear he’s on trade rumours and wants out of philly.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Bon: I’d rather Kawhi. His rating is high because he does everything and not a negative in any areas. Oh ok, so yeah it’s worth trying Young for him

  11. Willie Stone says:
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    Would you trade Jimmy Butler & Greg Monroe for David Lee?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Willie Stone: Yeah I’d do it

  12. Jay says:
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    Faried was dropped. Is the ankle injury enough to leave him on Waivers? would drop Wroten for him.

    Also just dropped Pierce for James johnson based on the above. here’s to hoping it works out.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jay: I’d keep Wroten for the upside there. Interesting on James JOhnson move, he definitely has the upside, I’d lean Pierce still right now, but worth the gamble

  13. Shaft says:
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    With the Westbrook news, is Reggie Jackson a must own? 10 team 8 cat. Would probably drop Jordan Crawford.. Worth it or hold?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shaft: Oh geez that came out of no where! Yeah grab Jackson

      • Shaft says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I was too slow and he was already gone. Oh well. Separately, who do you like most now and ROS: t. Jones, Kanter or brandan wright? Thanks JB!

        • mike says:
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          @Shaft:

          Dammit the Westbrook news came out while I was at the supermarket and when I got home Jackson was already taken! How dare they drop that right when people are getting off work?

          Now I’m also looking at Wright or possibly Jeremy Lamb, is Lamb anything but ThrAGNOF?

          • JB Gilpin

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            @mike: Stupid mid afternoon news! Off a triple double and playing every game I thought he was fine… I think Lamb right now is indeed just a ThrAGNOF setting up shop on the perimeter, but with more upside obviously post RW injury

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Shaft: Terrence Jones for both. Sorry RJax got snatched up! I don’t think he’ll be a monster, but he’s gonna be mad consistent.

  14. TR says:
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    What do you think about me giving up Blake Griffin & Trey Burke for Al Jefferson & beal? My only SGs were knight and Oladipo and I have lillard and d-will at point too

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TR: Ehhh man that one is close… I might hold off just because Beal scares me health wise and Al is a tad risky too, think you have better health on your side

      • TR says:
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        @JB Gilpin: also, what do you think of giving up Millsap for IT2?

        • TR says:
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          @TR: or d-will for Thomas?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @TR: I don’t think I’d do Millsap, D-Will for IT makes sense if you need some safety

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TR: Beal on crutches tonight. So scary injury wise

  15. teeque says:
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    Would you drop a number 5 waiver on Jordan Hill?

    Should I still hold on Brando Bass in another league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @teeque: Yeah if you have someone bad to drop. And depends on league depth and who you’d pick up, I’d rather Hill for example.

      • teeque says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        12 man league. I am thinking about dropping Giannis.

        • teeque says:
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          @teeque:

          Do you think I should pick up from the Hawks now that Al Horford is out? Elton Brand?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @teeque: Don’t blame ya for losing Giannis, I like the guy I have in the open :)

  16. I love lamp says:
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    Should I try to sell Henson high with sanders and ersan back? I also have sanders btw

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @I love lamp: I think he’s a hold, think he can still get good minutes, don’t know what sell value he’d get

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: ah finally a question on Henson! Well, now that we saw Larry Screw do just that with this random 50/50 center timeshare between Henson and Sanders, what are we to make of our favorite Anthony Davis impersonator? These two didn’t share the court for one minute! I’m scared and I don’t wanna have to exchange him on the wire for an R Lopez or Teletovic, par example. Why not have a starting 5 of Ily, Colonel, AD II, Knight and Middleton? What is going on!!!

        Also, nice Role Models ref. Consider our tips gently touched.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Yeah it was weird, I thought a Sanders/Henson 4/5 would be great on D. Totally agree with that lineup… Stupid Larry Drew! Might be a little against a small team, say like the Suns, with Middleton have to check Dragic or Bledsoe, but I think that’s the best lineup as well, is Ilyasova can get health. Thanks re: Role Models! “Who is Marvin Hamlisch?” haha

  17. Steve Stevenson says:
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    H2H pts, Lamb over Hinrich, A. Bradley or Giannis? Mike Scott over Aminu?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Hinrich yes, Bradley, probably, Giannis, maybe. I think Scott has more upside, but depends a bit on needs, Scott is a scorer, Aminu more multi-cat

  18. Barenrewn says:
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    Weeeelll crap. I lost both Horford and Westbrook today. Are either worth holding onto? I play in a 10 team H2H points league, so there is plenty of talent on the wire. Just wanted to get your opinion.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Barenrewn: Uggghhhh. Horford no, I saw out for the year speculation. Westbrook I might hold on to. remember the Thunder lied to us about his recovery time before.

      • Barenrewn says:
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        @JB Gilpin: that is true. The vultures are already coming out of the woodwork. Trying to pick scraps off the bone and lob low-ball offers for Westbrook. His value now is obviously crap, but what type of player would you expect him to be once he comes back? Is there a good buy low that could be a steal for an owner desperate to add a difference maker in a month or so?

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          @Barenrewn: BTW, I just want to say I love this site. I first found y’all a year ago before playing in my first baseball league. I went on to win it. My football team came in third and I’m seriously owning my first foray into basketball. It’s a one stop shop. The information is insightful and the reads are enjoyable. Keep up the great work!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Barenrewn: Thanks man! Sky is lettin’ you down over on football… Haha jk. Really appreciate it!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Barenrewn: Haha damn the vultures! Since it was a minor scope, I think he can be close to 100%. So I would field offers hesitantly, especially if I didn’t have any other hurt guys weighing me down.

  19. Tony says:
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    I hate the bucks, khris middleton gets 33 mins? why? over henson? WHY!? Illysova and Middleton were 5-22 in 55 mins, and fucking John fucking Henson was 4-5 in 20 mins…. he’s efficient, PLAY HIM….. Larry Drew is a moron. I know you paid sanders, but come on…..

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      @Tony: I wish I could like this. I love how knight was finally rolling too so Larry Drew was all like mess with everything and let’s try the opposite of what has been working the past few games. I get you play the guys you owe big money, but come on man.

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        @Tony: The Bucks need to fire Drew. Agree with you and @Shaft: Knight was killing it, and the game got to right at 10 and Drew didn’t play Knight, easily the Bucks’ best player, down the stretch. Middleton made sense given Nets using a lot of Teletovic as a stretch 3. But Ilyasova is done. That ankle is all sorts of wrong, was shocked he got the start. Larry Sanders is the brunt of a lot of our jokes. Just a sad team.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JB Gilpin: By killing it, I mean the past couple weeks not necessarily this game

          • Shaft says:
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            @JB Gilpin: I live in Chicago which is about a thirty minute drive from Milwaukee. If he ends up with a horse head in his bed tomorrow morning, it’s not my fault.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Shaft: I think a lot of fantasy owners would thank ya haha

  20. Michael says:
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    Mike Scott or James Johnson?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael: Johnson right now. Already gotten bigger minutes, Scott just has the upside for them

  21. Aaron says:
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    Jimmy Butler or Joe Johnson? h2h points league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Aaron: Johnson

  22. mUshi says:
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    Hey jb! I lost horford, so now im trying to trade away lebron to fill up my roster. This is my team:
    Wall
    Jimmy butler
    R. Jackson
    Lebron
    Bosh
    Pau
    Horford
    Hendo
    B. Wright
    Farmar
    Which deals would you consider?
    A. Lebron, farmar, hendo for jrue harden tyson chandler
    B. Lebron pau hendo for lillard josh smith blake
    Or should i just stay put?

    • mUshi says:
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      @mUshi: 13 team roto league btw. FA pool kinda weak. Thanks

    • mUshi says:
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      @mUshi: thats blake griffin in the second deal, sorry

      • Shaft says:
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        @mUshi: if you’re going to trade lebron, you deserve a lot more than anything you’ve proposed. It’s lebron, for gods sake. He shooting close to 60% with 7boards and 7 assists. Reach a little!

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          @Shaft: I do like B. But think you can reach for more. No matter what you propose they’re going to have to think long and hard a long as lebron is included.

      • Lasandro says:
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        @mUshi: my god man, please ask for more!! Being the best player in the non-fantasy planet would surely account for heavy value in the fantasy one. Outside of KD and CP3, surely you could swing at least a 2 for 1, with studs like AD, Melo, Love involved. Maybe. But you get the point

        • mUshi says:
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          @Lasandro: don’t worry, i hear ya guys. Im not in a hurry to do anything, im thinking of a love irving for lebron and butler deal maybe? Hehe

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @mUshi: I like Love Irving for LeBron better than above. I actually don’t think A is that bad, Bron plus two scrubs for Harden who is looking like he could be healthy and a very good PG. But going for Irving and Love I think is better

  23. tim says:
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    do i want terrance ross or tim hardaway jr.?

    thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tim: I’d take Ross

  24. Zar says:
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    One of my teams is desperately in need of a point guard. I’m trotting out Rubio/Vasquez/Jamal Crawford. Jordan Farmar is on the wire. Should I drop Vasquez for him? Or pick up Terrence Jones, Mirza, or Jordan Lamb for Vasquez? This team is already rocking Alphabet, Middleton, Henson, and the Colonel. It’s almost like a full team of bucks, with a little Durantula thrown in.

    • Zar says:
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      @Zar: Oh and Jordan Hill is out there too…But I think going for him is just making moves for the sake of making moves. Isn’t there a razzball term for that? Working my waiver count?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Zar: Haha well let’s just hope Drew doesn’t keep jerking around rotations! I’m fine with the upside of Farmar for Vasquez. In a vacuum I much rather T Jones, but you’d need another solution to fill PG. Like jones over Hill. Hah yeah we don’t have one here on hoops, but maybe we need it! Maybe call it the Andrew Bynum effect hahahaha

  25. Drew says:
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    I need some help bro.. I just picked up Reggie Jackson (and I’m real high on him, I think he surprises people for these 30 games Westbrook is out) but that leaves me way over loaded at PG. Im in a 9-cat H2H.

    Along with Reggie, I have Brandon Jennings, Eric Bledsoe, and Kyle Lowry. Out of those three, which one would you trade? I’m leaning Bledsoe, although I think hes gonna stay productive. Or maybe Lowry? considering it looks like he’s gonna get traded eventually and his numbers could dip depending on where he goes.

    In return, I need rebounds and more rebounds. Ive got Marc Gasol, so thats hurt me and Ive been left Gortat and Bynum. Any PF/C’s you really like? I’d be willing to gamble on a buy-low with big upside. Thanks man.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Drew: Yea RJax a must own. Yeah Lowry is a definite sell high for me. Producing well and you can frame the Gay trade for helping his value, but he’s so injury prone and the trade talks.

  26. Drew says:
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    Also, I was wondering what your thoughts on Josh Smith are?

    Yea, he contributes in alot of categories but he’s been shit this year–both on the court and in fantasy. I wanna get rid of him because he almost single-handedly gives me no chance in FG and FT %’s every week. He’s by faaaar my most frustrating player to watch on League Pass. He jacks up bad shot after bad shot and there’s no one on Detroit that will tell him to stop and I guess Mo Cheeks gives zero fucks too. He’s shooting over 4 threes a game, when they should be fining him everytime he shoots a 3. He’s 30th in the entire league in 3PA’s, yet out of 170 players that average at least two 3PA’s a game, he ranks 168th in 3P%.

    His 2014 projection was 18/8/4/1.5/2 and 48% FG – 63% FT.
    His actual 2014 YTD is 15/6.5/3/1.5/1.5 and 40% FG – 58% FT.

    I know if I traded him now it would be the epitome of selling low, and I’d hate to get pennies on the dollar for my high 2nd round pick, but I dont think he’s gonna get much better. (Ive already shopped him around and got no interest) For some reason I have a recollection of him being a slow starter in past seasons but that might be me just manufacturing hope. What do you think? Just keep him and hope for a turn around, just give up on %’s?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Drew: Yea that was a big joke on Smith last year about his threes. Just such a bad perimeter guy. He got benched that one game earlier in the year, but DET seems like they won’t do it again. Very nice stat on his 3p%. I know he’s below expectation but the multi cat is still oh so nice. I didn’t have him ranked that high, so I’d be fine with maybe 3-4 round value, but probably holding and hoping he can figure out 3s aren’t his jam…

  27. Sio says:
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    great update JB!

    I’m in a bind. i’m stashing marc gasol and rondo then suddenly westbrook goes down! gasol’s coming back soon but i’m on the bubble for our playoffs in H2H (12 teams). i was offered blatche for rondo. i’m punting 3s. it works out well for the short term i think. i don’t want to miss rondo when playoff come around but blatche gives me a better chance of making the playoffs. thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sio: Thanks man! Ugh rough injuries. Ehhh I might hold off, you’re missing Blatche for 4 games as well and he’s only fringe ownable. I’d try to get more/someone to immediately give ya an impact

  28. Fantasy Newb says:
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    Should I be worried about Drummond’s recent performance slip? If so, can I trade him for anyone good in the long term? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fantasy Newb: Mannnn, every time I say Drummond is playing over is head and a bad game is for real he goes off and vice versa. I wasn’t a buyer coming into the year and was wrong, and if I say this regression is real he’ll go off again! I personally am a little worried since I wasn’t as high on him. Might be worth trading if you get solid value

  29. Gioo says:
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    Hello JB,

    Would u make either of these trades? And if so, which do u like better?

    1. R Lopez for my Wright, Varejao.
    2. Plumlee for my Wright, Varejao.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gioo: With the Bynum news, I think I would try to hold Vareajao

      • Gioo says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks JB

  30. Tony says:
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    seriously, is Spoelstra a good coach? Wade says he can play, wants to play, SPO rests him “for the better of the team”…… in turn lebron has been playing shit tons of mins to survive, and if fucking cleveland could win games with just lebron then miami can too with better pieces than cleveland ever had…. but now lebrons tweaked his groin, been kinda tweaking things here and there…. is this “PLAN” really working? And why the hell is Wade not playing MONDAY, playing 39 mins on xmas, then sits friday… he’ll probably play tonight, it just makes NO SENSE? why not play wade 25 mins per game instead of destroying him when he does go out there and suit up? SPO’S GOT A PLAN THO! a drunk chimp could coach that team and win, this dude gets way too much credit…..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tony: Tweaking everything! Even his nipples! I think the plan is do whatever the hell you can to be healthy in the playoffs as obviously anything but a threepeat is a disappointment. Very frustrating for fantasy though! While his pure “coaching” might be overrated, he’s able to handle the egos and the team is cohesive, so I give some of the credit for that (although a lot goes to LeBron and the players too of course)

  31. Robert says:
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    Hey man what do you think about this trade irving, ellis and favors for davis and afflalo?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Robert: Much rather Irving side, I love Davis but not at that price

  32. Tony says:
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    JB & others:

    18 teamer fantasy pts league, WEEKLY LINE UPS

    We can keep up to 4 guys each year.

    I give up:
    $9 John Henson (the feature piece) 1367 fpts and wasn’t getting PT early on
    $51 Dwayne Wade 1190fpts ( I loathe, notice the BOLD weekly line ups, wade sucks)
    $27 Kanter (TERRIBLE and won’t make my keeps, not close) 898 fpts, BLEH
    KCP $10 (not shown nearly enough to be a keeper consideration, defly not helping me this year, on that DET team) 620 fpts

    I GET:
    $45 Al Jefferson 1080 fpts, missed games, always ouchy
    $39 Deng, 1045 fpts, another always iffy/ouchy guy, hell he’s hurt right now!
    $17 Tyson Chandler 400 fpts, been hurt but back now….
    $10 Gerald Green 1065 fpt, Meh as long as Bledsoe is healthy….

    Please keep in mind it is a long term keeper, been running 20 years. Can’t JUST look at their fantasy points either because its weekly line ups AND Al Jeffs playing now, guys like henson are gonna take a dip because sanders/ersan are back (til drew figures out ersan blows)

    My concerns are the guys I’m getting that are going to help me AL JEFF/DENG aren’t exactly spry chickens and none of the guys listed i get is really keepable.

    Should I deal Henson before his value plummets, since right now i’m sure a few guys see him as a gold chip.

    THOUGHTS?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tony: I think Henson is a hold still because Ersan just isn’t himself on that ankle. Still think Henson eventually gets good run. It’s sorta a help me now or help me later kinda deal, Henson at only $9 is great too, I have visions of sugarplums and Henson/Sanders front courts in my head, I’d probably hold overall

      • Tony says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks kinda my first instinct as well, $9 henson going into next year when larry drew either figures it out or is fired? MONEY

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Tony: Agree that value in an 18 teamer is too good

  33. Jake Van Zuiden says:
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    Can you rank these guys highest to lowest value for ROS? W Chandler, Blatche, Teletovic, JV, R Jackson, Farmar, Scott, Brand

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake Van Zuiden: A lot depends on needs, I’d go JV Chandler Jackson as the top three, Jackson only low because Westbrook should be back. Blatche, Farmar, then the rest are tiers below

  34. Nikko says:
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    How do you feel about: 1) George and Isaiah Thomas for Aldridge and Conley or 2) George and Ibaka for Aldridge and Conley? FG% and FT% take no account. And rebounds are worth 1.5 pts compared to others that are worth 1.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nikko: 1) Interesting, even with Aldridge’s boards I’ll narrowly lean George side 2) def want George side in that one

  35. Bren says:
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    Better ROS? Teletovic or b wright?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bren: Depends on needs. Not a huge fan of either, Wright for upside

  36. TR says:
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    Just traded away Millsap for Josh Smith. A bit remorseful but my SF’s were kawhi and Tobias while I still have Cousins, favors, and now josh smith at PF

    Nothing I can do about it now, just curious about your thoughts

    • Nikko says:
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      @TR: you’re going to lose your league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TR: Not terrible, but I woulda held. Millsap

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @TR: Wouldn’t have done that…with the added 3 ball, Millsap could be a top 10 player ROS. With that addition, he can literally do everything. Even before Horford injury he was inside my top 20.

  37. teeque says:
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    JB! Hope you had a good Xmas bro. Would you trade ZBo and Sullinger for Bosh and Varjeao? I think I heard the Cav’s are trying to part ways with Bynum. Your thoughts? I

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @teeque: Thanks man! You as well! While I like Sully I would indeed do that deal. Bynum is probably done as a Cav.

      • teeque says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Damn JB, he retracted his offer after last night’s game with Bron out. Would you drop Danny Green for Jordan Hill? I’ve mostly been hanging on to him for his D stats. He’s seems to be turning it around though.

        And I was able to win both my Fantasy Football league this year! Ready to get it in NBA with your help.

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          @teeque:

          I also have Danny Green in another League and Blatche is on the waiver. My weakest guys on that team is Reggie Jackson, Plumee, and Danny Green. Any of them worth dropping for Blatche?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @teeque: Boooooo stupid retraction… Depends on needs I’d prob hold Green though… Nice man! We’ll strive to bring ya the bacon. And in your other league I’d hold for now while Blatche is out

      • teeque says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Got an offer for my Lowry for his Wade, thinking about passing on it. Or maybe getting a throw in player. Not sure how much he loves Lowry though. Thoughts?

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          @teeque: I’d take Wade if daily moves, I know he’s frustrating but so good when playing still. Well decent good, Lowry’s injury history and trade prospects scare me. You can always counter then go back to the original deal, if the other team is pretty active

  38. E says:
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    Was offered oladipo and harden for my LBJ.

    Reject?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @E: Not a terrible offer, but yea I’d have to pass

  39. Jake Van Zuiden says:
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    Do you think Varajaeo isn’t going to put up monsterous rebounding numbers like last year now and should be viewed as a buy-low guy? At what price should I pay to get him?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jake Van Zuiden: Yea I like Varejao now, maybe not what he started to do last year with TT there, but solid and a must own of course. Maybe top 80ish-100 value

  40. Shaft says:
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    Both Antetokounmpo and Middleton looked great tonight. I already have knight and Henson on my squad though. Is there a way to lock my account so if I try and add more bucks to my team it automatically locks me out and blows up my computer? Seriously though, if I even entertain the idea of adding them please please talk me out of it. Damn you Larry Drew!

    • @Shaft: The Bucks have been a fantasy goldmine recently — I’m very bullish on both Middleton and Antetokounmpo…both are locked into the starting lineup. Giannis has looked like a young Shawn Marion — excellent top 40 upside the ROS. Add him, at least. :)

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Forrest: Top 40 for Giannis I think is a little too bold for my blood :) but he does have solid upside

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: I’ve actually liked Middleton all year. Giannis I liked too and actually ranked in the top 200 which was bolder than anywhere else. Hahaha yup I think everyone needs that kind of failsafe against too many Bucks…. Middleton I think is a solid add. Giannis has a little more upside but I think will be frustrating at times.

  41. ronin says:
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    I’ve been rolling in my h2h league and am currently sitting somewhat comfortably in first place. I can make playoffs with my team as is barring any injuries (fingers crossed).

    Thing is the owner w/ Westbrook is falling behind in our league and he just dropped him. My team is solid as is, but I’m wondering if I should stash Westbrook if I could get him off waivers? My weakest links would be Tony Allen, Miles Plumlee and Jameer Nelson.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ronin: Yup I would. I’d lose Allen for him with Conley back and think Westbrook needs to be owned everywhere still

      • Pops says:
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        Just read your Westbrook comment, I’m going to drop Carter and put a waiver on him. I hate playing short but if he comes back at 85% I can make a trade then.@JB Gilpin:

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Pops: Totally buy that strategy

  42. Lmnop says:
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    James Johnson or Brandan Wright?

    Thank you!

    • Lmnop says:
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      @Lmnop:

      Mike Scott

      My bad

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lmnop:I like JJ the most of the three, but do really like Scott and have all year

      • LMNOP says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Even with Marc Gasol on the verge of coming back? I was thinking Scott ROS being he has the higher upside.

        Thanks again JB.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @LMNOP: Agree Scott has the upside but JJ is more multicat and getting bigger run right now. Don’t get me wrong, I love Scott and think he can turn out to be a really good player, but JJ has played his way into a bigger role for longer right now

  43. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    Trade Westbrook for Deandre? In need of boards and blocks and FG%. I have 2nd best FT%, so I can withstand the pain

    • JB Gilpin

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      @The Fantasy Dick: Yea that makes sense for your team and you get production now, I would

  44. Willie Stone says:
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    Really enjoy & appreciate your opinions. My (most recently updated) team in a 10-team, 9-cat league:

    pg /sg – Curry, Bradley Beal, Wall, IT2,” Mr. OKCtober” Reggie Jackson

    sf – W. Chandler, James Johnson (picked up today)

    pf/c – Ibaka, Blake Griffin, G. Monroe, Frye, John Free Henson!, J. Sullinger

    I’m Top 3 regarding AST, REB, BLK, 3PtM, STL, toss up with remaining 4 categories (TO being my weakest). Currently in 1st place. Curious what you think ’bout the makeup of this team. Is there a category(ies) I should consider strengthening/weakening for better overall balance (J.Johnson being droppable, depending on weekly need) or is my strategy on point? The top 5 teams in this league are fairly close in the standings.

    arigato thanx gracias merci in advance

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Willie Stone: Haha on Jackson…And Free Henson indeed! I think you’re good right now, since no stats are a runaway right now, love JJ for his multicat these days. Great news Beal’s injury wasn’t serious. Loved Wall and Ibaka coming into the year and you have Curry in too of it, think you’re set for a title run

  45. Kevin says:
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    Would you trade kemba walker & and jimmy butler for his iggy and Greg Monroe? 9 cat 10 team head to head league. Let me know please I need some advice.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kevin: Yea I’d do that. Butler scares me

  46. Bobby says:
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    Sup JB,

    Happy Holidays! Worth dropping Butler and his lingering toe injury for Mike Scott, James Johnson, Kanter, or Chalmers? Nothing needed in particular but just worried about the injury. Thanks man!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bobby: Happy Holidays to you as well! For Chalmers I think I would, Chalmers has been surprisingly solid and I am scared of Butler as we’ll I said he was droppable when he had the toe injury originally

  47. TG26 says:
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    Hi JB

    Just came across the site and I’m impressed. Wanted to get your opinion on a trade I just made. 8cat roto 11tm
    Lost Horford so I was offered Varejo & Calderon for Thad Young.
    I took the deal hoping I get the Varejao double double machine with the new starter minutes but have some concerns Zyler may take some minutes.
    We start 4G, 4F, 2C per week. my Fs I use weekly are Duncan, Iggy, Thad, Ter. Jones/Tyreke/Gibson. I took Calderon to play over J. Butler as my 4th G
    My Gs = Curry, Kemba, Hayward, Butler, Meeks, T. Ross (Beverly & Redick IR)
    C = Noah, Horford (IR), Splitter
    Hated trading Thad Young because I was very high on him this year. Thoughts on the trade?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TG26: Thanks man! Really appreciate you dropping by. Love the trade. As I said above, I think Calderon is really underrated right now. Love Varejao as a buy low right now too, love the move

  48. Jake Van Zuiden says:
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    Would you trade Burke and Lee for Conely and Hawes? Saw both of them as kind of buy low guys

    • Jake Van Zuiden says:
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      @Jake Van Zuiden: More importantly, would you do my 1. Irving, Jackson, and Gortat for MCW, Teague, and Varajaeo or 2. MCW, Teague, and Duncan for my Irving, Lee, and Teletovic?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake Van Zuiden: Semi agree but I like your side with Lee still. While I like Teague a lot I wouldn’t be trading Irving in either of the below

  49. Pops says:
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    Hi JB,
    I’m in a Yahoo Pro League (First Place) I I e-mailed league and asked for offers for De Jordan.

    His Boozer and Henson or Sullinger for Jordan. OR

    K Martin for Jordan OR

    Jamal Crawford for Jordan

    My team is:
    Jordan
    Hawes
    Hill
    Bargnani
    Durant
    Millsap
    Middleton
    Rubio
    Conley
    Teague
    Stephenson
    Reggie Jackson
    Carter

    I ask myself what would JB do?

    • Pops says:
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      I could counter the Boozer deal and ask for Ibaka?@Pops:

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pops: Ha if you got Ibaka that’d be sickkkk. Dunno if I’d do any of those, K Mart is close if you need a total shift in needs

      • Pops says:
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        Tis the season. Westbrook off of waivers this morning and He just accepted my Jordan for his Ibaka. sickkkk Thanks JB@JB Gilpin:

        • Pops says:
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          Should I trade a pg and Bargnani for another big. Maybe R jax and Bargnani for someone. Who could I get??@Pops:

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Pops: Nicccccce! Awesome man! Yea I don’t mind that move if you can swing it, maybe like David Lee type aiming high? R. Jax should command pretty good value right now.

  50. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    JB, how’s it going man? Hope you had a nice Christmas bro. I still read your stuff regularly, as I enjoy the humor and enthusiasm you bring to the table, just haven’t commented much. Have a question for you. Someone dropped Stuckey in my 16 team keeper. I know he is banged up, but the MRI on his shoulder came back negative. Should I bid on him, and how much? I have the full $100 left on FAAB. Would be dropping Nate Rob. As always your insight would be appreciated…thanks man and have a great New Year!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Thanks man, hope you had a great Holiday as well! Enjoying some time out of the routine, going well. Thanks for readin – really appreciate it! Yeah I would, I’m not a big Stuckey guy, but in 16 team he needs to be owned. Agree with Nate Rob switch, maybe $12-14 for him

  51. hey JB – it pains me to ask this, and I get a knot in my stomach just thinking about it… but should I be dropping P-Bev for someone like Mike Scott or Antic right now? Team’s below, and someone just picked up James Johnson so I’m kind of kicking myself there.. it’s a 20-teamer, and players like Tyler Zeller & Demarre Caroll are also available… also droppable – jason smith, and asik I suppose. thanks man

    Chris Paul
    Brandon Knight
    Terrence Ross
    Wilson Chandler
    Paul Millsap
    Mirza Teletovic
    Nikola Pekovic
    Tristan Thompson
    Tyreke Evans
    Omer Asik
    Jason Smith
    P-Bev

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Sheriff McRawDawg: Hmmm surprised Carroll is still out there… I have been super anti Asik and wouldn’t mind losing both him and PBev for Carroll and Scott and you lock down Hawks PFs should anything happen to one. Unless you’re coasting at the top and can afford two guys doin nada, but I’d prob make those moves

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yeah Carroll actually just got dropped. Definitely not coasting, but things have turned around of late. trouble is, I dropped reggie jackson in the beginning of the year and it’s still haunting me… don’t want the same thing to happen with my beloved p-bev… and I don’t know what to think with Asik – has there been any more chatter about him ending up somewhere soon? thanks

        • JB Gilpin

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          @SheriffMcRawDawg: Uggghhh that sucks man… I think they want to trade him so bad and this mysterious thigh injury isn’t doing him or the Rockets any favors. I don’t think he immediate gets a starting role

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            @JB Gilpin: ok ok what about dropping Jason smith (over asik & p-bev) for mike Scott? Do you think he’ll regain his early season value? Also someone just dropped that hot mess Ilyasova..

            • JB Gilpin

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              @SheriffMcRawDawg: I’d rather take the shot on Sova in a league that deep, and yeah losing Smith for him makes sense. I hate Sova but upside is still there

  52. Jon says:
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    I just dropped Jamal Crawford for Giannis Antetokuunmpo in a 10 man roto league… is it a NOOB move? I really like his multi-cat production at SG/SF. and Crawford is only giving me 3′s at the expense of my FG%… but he is still 80% owned… in your opinion IS THIS A GOOD OR BAD MOVE?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jon: Well it’s a few cat good contributor for a multi cat upside contributor. Not a terrible move by any means especially if it fits your needs

  53. Michael says:
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    KG or Mike Scott?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael: Wowwwwwww shocked it’s come to this. KG still ROS but extremely close

      • Michael says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yeah. KG is no bueno. 17-20 mins. fg% sucks. IDK man… been wanting to believe that he’ll bounce back to his old Celtics KG.

        I dropped TJones that one week when he had a 6 game slump and look what happened when he had his 5 game week last week… The guy I went up against last week (#1) picked him up and totally killed it. I got 2-7 last week and that bumped #1 even further up the ladder. Moved me down to 4th. Anyways…

        Been looking to replace KG and I think picking up the next big man in the Hawks is ideal.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Michael: Yea I don’t see Boston days either but he has more upside, sadly. Just with his role and career pedigree. But Scott is the add for scoring and better %s plus threes for sure

  54. Matthew says:
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    Would you trade Harden, J Smoove and Hibbert for Batum, George, and Bosh? I’m gonna offer this but may not get a bite.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matthew: Yea I’d do that one and hope he takes it!

  55. Old Milwuakee Pounders says:
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    I am in need of 3s and the best waiver wire options currently appear to be : Danny Green, Louis Williams, or Terrance Ross. Farmar is also available and probably worth the add as well.

    The only real possibility for me to drop would be DJ Augustin, would you hold on DJ and bank on him taking over as the starter or consider one of the other higher volume 3 point shooters (or Farmar)?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Old Milwuakee Pounders: yea I think I’m leaning holding DJ for a couple threes and the assists he’ll give you. Ross is close, like him as well

  56. Rixo13 says:
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    Would you trade lebron for love and parker, love and rondo or neither
    16 man h2h

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Rixo13: Probably neither, I know LeBron is banged up, but you take a lot more injury risk with either trade, I’d hold

  57. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Weekly H2H pts league, I’m at a games played and talent disadvantage this week, so I’m aiming for highest ceiling. Need 1 G, 1 F and a Util out of the following:

    G – Bradley (4G: ATL, @ CHI, NO, @ OKC), Giannis (3: @ LAL, @ UTA, @ PHO), Farmar (3: MIL, UTA, DEN)
    F – Nene (4: @ DET, DAL, TOR, GS), Manimal (4: MIA, PHI, MEM, @ LAL)
    C – Big Baby (3: GS, @ CLE, MIA)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Steve Stevenson: I’d go Farmar, Manimal anddddd leaning Big Baby. Giannis has upside, but not as much in very short term

  58. Guess who has 2 thumbs and probably knows more basketball than Dick Duster, the current Lakers head coach? THIS GUY…. I smell a Rant coming.

    Wow is this Mr. Pringles look-a-like a freaking fucking idiot. On top of his ridiculous rotations, giving Nick Young (he of 1 assist per game AVERAGE over his NBA career) the rock constantly at PG/SG slot to simply fire away at will, playing Shawne Williams 24-28 minutes per game (SHAWNE WILLIAMS!), playing Kaman over Jordan Hill, playing Robert Sacre over Jordan Hill, giving Jordan Hill (arguably their best PER 36 MIN player) less and less time in order to have him “give a spark off the bench” has officially become too much for me to bear. Is Jordan Hill sleeping with Duster’s lover, aka – his brother…? Only thing I can piece together.

    Kupchak and Lakers brass needs to give Mr. Pringles some religion and do it, quickly. Maybe this is a long winded way of saying, Jordan Hill should be getting 32-34 minutes per fucking game. Ya’ think? Only James Worthy, Stu Lantz, Byron Scott and any other former pro analyst who watches these games, would probably agree with me here. Here is your rotation D’Stupid — given the pieces you are working with, these are the 5 guys should get the majority of the run: 1 – Farmar, 2 – Meeks, 3- Wes Johnson, 4 – Jordan Hill, 5 – Gaysol / Kaman. Bring in Young to spell Meeks and/or Wes Johnson. Bring in Marshall to spell Farmar.

    Now, I get that the Lakers are fairly banged up. But, the product that they are putting on the floor is straight embarrassing. Seriously — at one point last night these were the 5 dudes playing in 2nd half… look away if your stomach gets squirmy: Ryan Kelly, Shawne Williams, Robert Sacre, Nick Young and Kendall Marshall. That unit actually got like 6-8 minutes of run in crunch time. I wish I was kidding. I wish that it was April 2nd so I could point to some logic last night. Sadly, it’s Dec. 30th and NBA hoops is 1/3 of the way into the season. Oh, did I mention Philly scored 52 points in the paint last night? 52 points from the NBA’s worst road team with zero physical presence inside. The 76′ers “banger” is a stretch 5 (Spencer Hawes) who may be as soft as Poo Gaysol. Enough said? nah…

    Let’s get to the facts; the West Coast powerhouse, the proud franchise who just extended future hall of famer, 35 year old- coming off a serious ruptured achilles- injury, Kobe Bryant (who should have been amnestied) for another 2 years and shit ton of money to watch from the bench, has now lost 5 straight, including games to Utah (9-24) on the road, Philly (8-21) at home last night and now welcome in the Bucks on NYE. If they get smoked by Larry Drew’s antics (6-24), who along with ‘Antoni… has the stupidest rotations in basketball, Laker fans should be calling for this fool’s head immediately….Even if he does magically heal up, you think Kobe wants to come back to this circus? Hey coach, let’s play 5 wing men who bomb 3′s at the same time – should improve our defensive presence, our interior game, our rebounding, the offensive flow when no PG is on the floor. Yup – sounds right? Kobe is salivating, I’m sure. Go coach over-seas, pal. Italy is calling for you and your offensive “wizardry”.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EL BURRO: I’ll keep it short and sweet – Speak-a da truth preacherman! Speak-a da truff!!!!! Stupid Lakers

    • @EL BURRO:

      Amen, brother. As a Laker enthusiast, you pretty much nailed it on the head. El Burro should have his own talk show.

        • @The Fantasy Slut:

          Glad you liked my RANT. Appreciate the kind words. JB, SLIM and PETE NICE got all that hoops stuff covered here. I’m a behind the scenes kinda guy who just watches a lot of hoops. Call it how I see it… You stay classy, SLUT BAG.

  59. Pedro says:
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    Quick one for you guys in a standard 9-cat roto league: my Unibrow for his Millsap and Tyreke?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pedro: I like Millsap a lot but I would hold

  60. Tony says:
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    18 teamer, H2H…. fantasy points

    Keep 4 each year.

    Which deal do you like better if I do one of these:

    Deal 1:
    I deal
    Wade $51
    Kanter $27
    Henson $9

    for Lamarcus Aldridge $43, Pau $52, Boozer $25

    Deal 2:
    I deal
    Wade $51
    Kanter $27
    Henson $9
    Andrew Nicholson $5

    I get: Monta Ellis $43, Amir J $34, McBOB $10 & J. Hill $10

    OR hold tight on my $9 Henson still?

    I gotta get a center back if i move kanter and henson, these are about the only deals that will work with me and the bottom teams. In the end if i do one of these I deal a $9 henson but i’d get a $43 monta or LMA back… which would be great, pricier keeper, but who knows if henson will really pan out or not… these guys are established.

    Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tony: I totally buy LaMarcus (he’s been huge but buying this new top 10 value) and at $43 I’d do that one

  61. Your opoinion on 2 trades
    Howard-Nowitsky -J Green for Lillard-Millsaps-Nick Youing
    I have Paul & BKnight @ PG and AD is my only good big
    and
    Hibbert for Calderon
    diff league
    Have Ibaka-A Jordan-Plumlee-but just lost Westbrook-still have Irving & R Jackson but weak on A/T

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Big Papa: I like both trades for you. You’ll become a huge Blazers fan! And Calderon fits your needs and I think is underrated, like it

  62. Frank White says:
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    What’s up JB how was your Holliday!!? I’m in a 10 team 9 CAT and right now and besides Carmello being day to day I have Marc Gasol on the bench hoping he will come back this week.. Lol. Anyway, I have John Henson and They’re saying that he’s gonna miss the next 3 games and their also saying when he gets back he has to re-establish himself in the front court rotation and Larry Drew said he’ll be sidelined for the next 2 weeks. Given my situation, do you think I should drop him or hold on?? I’m in 1st place right no but it’s a close race.. Thanks Buddy!!!
    Mike Conley
    Jeff Teague
    Eric Bledsoe
    Jameer Nelson
    Reggie Jacson
    Carmello
    West
    Ariza
    Paul Millsap
    Terrance Jones
    Tristan Thompson
    Henson
    Shawn Marion ( just streamed him)
    Marc Gasol

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Frank White: Thanks man, it’s been a great Holiday! One last big part left, hope you had a great Holidays as well. I like Hickson as your pickup, I know he’s a little scoring and points only, but will help for a while. I’m fine dropping Henson, sucks he got hurt, like him a lot

  63. Frank White says:
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    If you think I should drop him then do you think I should replace him with Marvin Williams or maybe do you know a couple guys that are low owned that you like

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      Or maybe JJ Hickson

  64. Jake Van Zuiden says:
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    Granger, Marion, or Teletovic the better pick up?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake Van Zuiden: I woulda said Marion before last night! I swear! Huge game and the clear guy for me

  65. Kevin says:
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    Thoughts on trading my lowry, amir, and hawes for his noah, al jeff, and rubio in a 10 team 9 cat league?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Kevin: Would love it if he accepts, Lowry is a big sell high

  66. Slim

    Slim says:
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    Say go DJ, cuz that’s my DJ!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: Mr DJ turn the music up!

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Hey Mr. DJ, Jam all night long.

  67. matt says:
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    Now Larry “Dumbfuk”Drew is benching Middleton for Luke Ridnor. I HATE THIS TEAM. About to trade all of em!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Haha I saw that… Ef Larry Drew man!

      • matt says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Knight will score 40 next game and he’ll bench him the next knight (pun intended)

  68. m1chael says:
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    A trade was recently made and I’d like your input on it.
    Get K-Love
    Give Dirk and Parsons

    The guy on the getting end has KD and his team is looking pretty beefy now.
    The guy on the giving end lost Brook Lopez.

    Also dropping KG for Mike Scott. 0-5 in 17 mins. Not worth owning someone else can deal with him.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @m1chael: Man, KD and Love… Nice combo to have. I’d probably take Love side in most leagues, but can’t fault the depth play if a team was struggling getting two quality guys. Yea Scott getting a start got me all warm and fuzzy inside, I’m ready to make that move as well

  69. yokev_o says:
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    Whats a better deal for me? My trey burke, monta ellis, & hawes for his noah, jammer nelson, and ricky rubio OR al jeff, nelson, and rubio? Let me know need your help on this bro!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @yokev_o: I’d take Jefferson I think, I know he started the year banged up but Noah is riskier. Like what Noah is doing though. If you needed assists, he’d be the guy.

  70. matt says:
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    I love reading these comments. Lol Happy New Year Razzballers. :-)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Haha comments is our life’s blood! Happy 2014! Good to be back home and back in the ‘tine

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