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Wow, what a wild night across the NBA-osphere.  Tons of injuries, lots of scrubs getting some burn, if I didn’t know better, I woulda though it was late March.  But no!  I guess we can start with that other JB as Jerryd Bayless moved into the starting line-up and lit up the Hawks for a season-high 29 Pts.  Shooting 12-21, it was pretty ThrAGNOFfy for 29/2/2/1/0 with 5 treys.  Why you avoid the 3-point specialists on draft day!  Who knows what preppy-boy Brad Stevens is going to do next, and while getting the Pacers on Saturday isn’t a great matchup, home games vs. GS, BKN, then DET next week could be a 10 3PTM week for JB.  And while he’s not as multi-cat as the real JB over here, we can all grab the band if we need some scoring.  I’ll wear a headband as well for the moral support!  Here’s what else went down on a very busy night of injuries and surprise games in the NBA:

Archie Goodwin - Find another site where Goodwin is the 2nd player mentioned!  I love Archie, sue me!  Played 27 minutes in a blowout loss with a lot of Suns injuries, but career-highed with a 16/7/1/2/1 line along with a trey.  The younguns like to multi-cat!  9+ Pts in 3 straight and needs to be owned in the very-deeps, but could disappear again when everyone is back.  Personally, I think he’s earned minutes, but psh, Dionte Christmas and the ghost of Leandro Barbosa are the obvious answers for bench SG minutes…

Goran Dragic - Indeed sat out with a sprained ankle.  The desolation of Smaug.

Ish Smith - Been playing pretty well.  13/8/5/2/0 without a single TO in 36 minutes.  Did shoot only 5-15, but hey, it’s Ish Smith we’re talking about here.  Probably nothing to worry about, but I will have a liitle more ish towards Ish if Dragic misses ish.  I don’t even know what ish really mean, shit?  Like, “What’s up?”  “Not ish.”?.  Urban dictionary says that’s what it means – full stream of consciousness here.  “They call me Ishmael!”  And in the Cliff Notes version it’s “They call me Ish!”

Gordon Hayward - “Everything you have is because you went to Butler!”  17/10/9 and couldn’t muster one more dime for the dimebag.

Trey Burke - Just when I was feeling good again, Burke falls back off the map.  At least he shot a great % going 4-6 (cough, shooting less is his answer that’s not good, cough) but 10/1/2/0/0 ain’t gonna cut it, fellah.

Diante Garrett - Scrubs to the rescue!  Kidding, I like Garrett.   Dunno if he’ll ever be a starting NBA PG when everyone is healthy, but 15/2/2/2/0 shooting 6-9 (3-4 3PTM) in 21 great minutes.  Again, part of this was the blowout factor, and part was Suns injuries.  Still, Diante shown dem flashes.  Given us a little flashdance.

RainbOladipo - All over the spectrum with a 17/11/3/2/1 near-rainbow, 2 treys, and 7 TOs.  The Magic had 10 total TOs.  Protect the ball!  Like the numbers though…

Jameer Nelson - 16/6/12 with two treys.  I had never been a huge Nelson fan coming into the year, but he’s having a solid year that is remarkably similar to what he did last year.  And no major injuries thus far.  Knock on wood.

Thaddeus Young - Cooled off a bit, but still almost rainbowed for 19/3/3/2/1.  0-5 from deep and 7-18 overall as it had to slow down at some point.

Byron Mullens - Well, not the best of starts.  Hey, he did get 11 shots though! Only made 3 and bricked all 4 from deep, but the opportunity is still there!

DeMarre Carroll - Dude is awesome.  8-11 FG (3-5 3PTM 5-6 FT) 24/7/1/1/1 and I just want to double every letter in his name.  So it’s like I’m screaming it.  A DeMargasm.

Elton Brand - Me yesterday: “The Hawks are going at Boston tonight who lack any sort of consistency up front as well and Brand could get ya another multi-cat gem.”  Me today: 10/7/5/1/5 and I’m going to need a new pair of pants.

Andre Iguodala - Staying ice cold.  Shot only 1-8, but I still like the lines, which was 5/7/4/1/1.  I’m still buying low even though the rest of the Razzball brass is trying to set him on fire at the bottom of their line-ups.

David Lee - Returned, but off the bench for only 21 minutes.  11/6/0/2/2 in a near-rainbow and you can deploy as per usual.

Draymond Green – Andrew Bogut and Lee are back and that window got slammed shut.  Later #OccupyDraymondGreen from the trending…

Stephen Curry - What in the world?!

Taj Gibson - Continues to be uber-consistent for 21/5/3/1/1 last night.  Must own in all leagues.

Mike Dunleavy - I just don’t like Dunleavy, but he gets all the friggin’ minutes his little pompous Duke-booty can handle and almost rainbowed for 15/4/3/1/2.  Pshhh, on any other team he’d be the 10th man off the bench.  He’s Tom Thibodeau’s little play-thing.

D.J. Augustin - Is now 4-30 his last three games.  Ouchie.  Slim and I both were on the gravy boat when it started up, but it’s looking like it’s about out of gravy.  Or the gravy has gone cold.  I think I’ll go with the latter metaphor.  You can always heat up the gravy in the microwave.  And with that in mind, I’m giving him another few games.

Anthony Davis - Hurt his shoulder and didn’t return.  Ruh-roh.  Already established he’s traveling with the team for their next one, but still could miss a contest.  Keep one of your brows on the Brow’s status.

Alexis Ajinca - I didn’t watch this game so I can’t speak on any defensive improvements, but another good line of 14/8/3/0/1.  Still not fully buying, but if no Davis, Ajinca will pretty much have to play again Friday at the Suns which could be a decent game for the Eiffel Tower (new nickname?).

Dirk Nowitzki - Also hurt his shoulder.  Geez, were the opposing fours bashing each other like rams out there, sheesh!  But Dirk was able to Diggler deep and play through it, for an 18/5/3/2/0 line.  Dirk has been solid value.

Brandan Wright - Doing enough of a little bit of something to be a lot-of-bit useful for deep leaguers. Huh? 8/8/1/3/3 in a near rainbow was a nice outburst last night, but a tad of scoring with a block or two a night can help the deepers.

Tristan Thompson - Don’t you ever call TT non-multi-cat again Slim!  11/11/5/1/1 shooting 4-6 and 3-3 FT in maybe his most efficient game of the season.

Spencer Hawes - Why I said to hold on to him after the trade – we had no idea when Anderson Varejao would be back.  Hawes for 19/7/1 and three treys and still providing value.  I’m still not sold it’ll hold up when Varejao is back to full strength, but that might be even a few weeks down the road.  Who knows, Sideshow is such an injury-bob.

Kendrick Perkins - We’ve ragged on him a lot so we could get more interesting guys minutes, but no one was rooting for him to have to have groin surgery…

Steven Adams - Got the start!  Wooooo, the fantasy world rejoices!  Well this was his second one, but topped 20 minutes!  Andddddd 25 minutes of 4/4/0/1/1.  At least it was multi-cat!  I think he is speculative add in 16ers by now, even with this bad start.

Serge Ibaka - I love me some Serge.  That’s been a good bold call.

Kent Bazemore - Another huge run playing 39 minutes, but 14/2/4/1/0 with 4 TOs isn’t gonna work out for 10 or 12ers.  Which he was on the outside looking in to me anyway.

Kendall Marshall - Marshall has got to be one of the more frustrating assets right now.  0/5/8/0/0 shooting 0-6 and a lot of owners are saying adios.  I mean, he’s still starting…  And despite putting up 16 last night, I still hate Jordan Farmar.  Farmar only had 3 dimes anyway, so it’s not like he’s facilitating like Marsha Marsha Marshall is.

Marc Gasol - At least it’s working out for Marcy Marc.  14/12/5/1/2. Playing solid.

Kawhi Leonard - On just a few early plays he looked rusty, then boom goes the dynamite.  Rainbow alert!  15/6/4/2/2 with a trey in 29 exceptional minutes.  Adios Danny Green‘s value.

Andre Drummond - Not to be out-rainbowed in this game, 16/17/2/3/2 and not buying Drummond was an oopsie on the year.

Brandon Jennings - Left with a toe injury.  Gave a ton of minutes to Will Bynum, who I said I’ve always liked when given minutes.  I could grab the quote, but I’m lazy.  18/1/9 last night in 31 minutes and could start against the Rockets on Saturday.  Stay tuned.

Andray Blatche - Only 14 minutes of 3/2/1/0/0 as the Nets spread out their minutes to everyone as they got demolished.  Utter beatdown.  Shameful.

Will Barton - Dude, I love Will Barton.  Drafted him in REL, loved what he did post-Wesley Matthews injury last year, but they never played him.  Showed what he could do last night for 20/11/4/0/1 shooting 8-13.  Really nothing you can do though, the Blazers aren’t going to murder opposing teams and get cupcakes on the schedule like the Nets very often.

Jamal Crawford - Strained his calf.  Danny Granger might sign.  Short sentences.  This update only.  Severity unknown.  Not acting yet.

DeAndre Jordan - The big man rainbows are everywhere!  13/10/2/3/4 shooting 6-7.  Unbelievable year.

Terrence Jones - Welp, I’m done.  I’m not holding out any more hope.  19 minutes of blah.  Whilst…

Jordan Hamilton - … Got 24 minutes off the bench, threw up another 12 shots, and went 16/3/2/2/0 with 4 treys.  I’m not making a Jones for Hamilton swap just yet, but the fact J-Ham is the D-amn way, Jones doesn’t look like a must-own anymore by any means.

 

Next Game:  TNT Overtime!  Knicks at Miami.  I was telling people at work I hope Miami hands out shirts like Jaws wore in Happy Gilmore.  “Guns don’t kill people, I kill people!”  With a nice picture of Raymond Felton on it.  Should be some enjoyable drama and enjoy your Thursday Razzball Nation!

  1. Joe says:
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    I put this out there for JB or Slim:

    Would you drop J.Green, Deng, or Faried to pick up Pierce or Singler in a non-keeper, 9-cat league?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Joe: I doubt JB is going to agree with me since it means he would have to agree to add a dookie but if you felt good about your boards then I would take Singler over Faried. Green and Deng are getting huge minutes and even though they aren’t putting up huge multi-cat numbers they are still pretty useful. Faried’s minutes have been all over the map all year and right when we think he’s getting consistent Mozgov steals some of his minutes. I’m not a big fan of Pierce and the defensive stats have started to disappear. He’s too similar to Jeff Green and you don’t really want too many of those types or you’re going to have issues with steals and blocks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Yeah Slim knows me well, I wouldn’t make any changes.

  2. The Glove says:
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    McBob is on waivers. Who would you drop from my team for him? I’m leaning DJ Aug. 9-cat H2H.

    Steph Curry
    Batum
    Isaiah Thomas
    DJ Aug
    Linsanity
    Korver
    Marion
    Tobias
    Bledsoe
    Millsap
    Valanciunas
    Drummond
    Bazemore

    • Slim

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      @The Glove: Pretty solid team. I know Augustin is struggling but I still like him more than Lin. Your short on bigs so I absolutely agree with the move. Valanciunas has crossed the line to being unownable in my opinion. Maybe it gets better but I wouldn’t bet on it.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Glove: Dropping JV as well. He doesn’t look good at the eye level

      • The Glove says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @JB Gilpin: Yeah, after taking a closer look at it, Linsanity was putting up the worst ratings on my team. His TOs per minute are pretty bad. Grabbed McBob off waivers and am happy with the move – he actually has more assists/3s/rebounds than Lin with way less TOs. I’m not counting Bazemore in that equation since he just got things rolling. Dropping Lin kind of hurt, but I think it’s the smart move. DJ Aug lives to fight another day. Let’s just hope his FG% goes back up.

        Thanks for the help Slim & JB!

  3. hamtime says:
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    i own pablo and blatche in a 14man h2h but am thinking there might be better options on the wire. would you ditch one (or both) of them for any of the following: hamilton, wroten, matt barnes, o’quinn, sims, bradley, ross, scott, lou williams

    also, is varejao droppable or hold until more definitive news comes out?

    Thanks!

    • Slim

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      @hamtime: I’d drop both. It looks like Felton isn’t going to be suspended and his court date has been pushed to June 2nd. I don’t think Prigioni is going to be useful. Blatche can go. The Nets are playing small ball and Blatche is the odd man out most nights. Who do I like? Hmm… I like Wroten the most but he can do some damage to FTs and TOs so that needs to be considered. Hamilton don’t see anymore than 20-25 min. Barnes could be nice with no Redick and now Crawford hurt. O’Quinn is also max 20-25 min but if you need big man stats he looks like your best bet. Sims isn’t that great of a player and I don’t trust his role. Bradley isn’t all that helpful when healthy so I’m passing there too. Ross is getting his minutes and playing well lately so if 3s, points, and maybe a steal or 2 is what you need then Ross is a nice add. Scott is good with Millsap down but I don’t know how long that will last. If points, 3s, and boards are your need then he’s a good add too. Sweet Lou, eh pass. I’d hold Varejao if you can but if your worried about making the playoffs then you got to let him go.

      So pick 2… Wroten, Ross, if 3 then Scott.

      • hamtime says:
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        @Slim: awesome. thanks for the help as always!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hamtime: I agree with Slim, dropping both for probably Wroten and Barnes for me. Short term for Barnes seeing how it fits with injuries, would take Ross looking at ROS. In a 14 teamer I’m still holding varejao

  4. Frank says:
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    1) I’ve been offered KEMBA, MARIO C. & KAWHI for my MONTA, JOSE & TAJ. I need I need 3/s, ASSTs & STLS. I’m leading the league in FG% but only by a hair or two. (It seems MONTA & JOSE are shooting worse than earlier, no?) Should I jump on this trade or look for something better?

    2) How solid will BAZEMORE be ROS? Will he be better than M. BELI now that the Spurs cavalry seems to be mounted up and ready to ride?

    3) How reliable will PRIGIONI be? Does his stock go up with BENO out of town and FELTON seen wear non-bling bracelets?

    4)If you had a choice of PRIGIONI or BAZEMORE on your WW….which would you grab.
    THANKS.

    • matt says:
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      @Frank: I don’t see this as a huge upgrade? Id try to get Kawhi somehow if you can

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank: 1. Hmm, looking at your needs I might do it. 2. Nah I like Belinelli more still. 3. Haha I still don’t think too valuable, Felton is gonna finish out the season barring injury. 4. Bazemore

  5. Bennie says:
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    Ilyasova…..I’m gonna give this guy one more night and if he’s cold again I’m thinking of picking up P. Bev or Singler…I’m making the playoffs but need steals and 3′s…Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bennie: I hate Ilyasova he looks awful every game I’ve seen this year. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Singler seems a good fit.

  6. E says:
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    Would you trade B Knight for T Harris?
    H2H 9cat
    My other PGs are C Paul, Jennings, and Foye
    I could use the bump in FG% and TOs

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @E: I love Knight so much… Coin flip to me, but it’s my Knight bias, makes me irrational :)

  7. Corey says:
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    How come u don’t like bazemore? Is it because of high turnovers and high volume bad free throw shooting? Other than that his numbers are good.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Corey: I think he’s a solid role player talent wise. High TOs yes and the fact he’s on the Lakers and D’Antoni’s whims doesn’t scream any sort of ROS consistency to me. I don’t think he can do much but score.

  8. Frank White says:
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    Hey JB… Do you think Kevin Martin shouldn’t be on any waiver wire right now or not worth the pickup??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Pretty stark difference between shouldnt be on waiver or not worth pickup, think he’ll be decent but not dropping anyone that good for him

  9. Corey says:
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    Dj augustin is on waivers. Should I use my number 1 waiver priority on him? It’s a yahoo points league. I would be dropping Terrence jones or Blatche. Probably will drop jones tho. Other options on wire are ajinca, Matt Barnes, Wes Johnson. Please rank them all. Thanks!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Corey: I’m fine dropping either, I’d prefer Blatche, but I think both are cuttable and I would grab Barnes too

  10. Rudacious says:
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    I own Felton, J.R. Smith and Josh McRoberts.

    Jared Sullinger just hit the waiver wire. I punt FG percentage. Is he worth picking up for these guys?

    Matt Barnes, Courtney Lee and Kyle Singler are also available.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rudacious: Definitely. Think McRoberts… Like Sully more than those other guys

  11. TR says:
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    I’m trying to get Westbrook & Wes Matthews for Dirk & Thad Young. I’m stacked with bigs and low on point guards but am I giving up too much since Thad seems like he’s going to dominate the rest of the way?

    PG’s: Rondo, D-Will, Jrue Holiday, Bledsoe
    SG’s: Kawhi Leonard, Wilson Chandler, Louis Williams
    SF’s: Paul George, Thad Young
    PF’s: Dirk, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis
    C’s: Cousins, Noah

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      @TR: Also thinking of trying Dirk & Thad for CP3 & JR Smith? JR sucks but it’s a points league with no penalty for FG% so if he can get volume scoring numbers, that’s enough for me

      • matt says:
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        @Frank: @TR: good luck with that lol Im not giving up CP3 for both of them

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TR: Not in love with the Matthews deal, but like the CP3 one if you can swing it

      • TR says:
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        @JB Gilpin: What do you think about Davis & Dirk for CP3 and Favors or Smith?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @TR: Hmmm you do need a PG, usually I wouldn’t but fits your needs I would prob do that, probably for Smith, but your %s will get hurt. Helps push me over the edge that davis is banged up

  12. Jeremy says:
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    Should I drop Marion or Chalmers for Bayless?

    • matt says:
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      @Jeremy: I wouldn’t

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jeremy: Def not for Bayless, Chalmers is close depends on needs

  13. Tim says:
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    dude!

    do you think Bledsoe+Valanciunas for Marc Gasol is overpaying?

    my roster is:

    Lillard, IT2, Chalmers
    Oladipo,Bledsoe, Meeks
    Jimmy Butler, Lance
    Love, Ibaka, Henson, Valanciunas

    I’ll pick up Sullinger next week once he gets healthy again.

    • matt says:
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      @Tim: No not with the rest if your team. Gasol was a late 1st rd pick this year. He’s been picking up steam in the last couple weeks last 3-4 games have been near rainbows. I love Multi Cat guys. I like it

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tim: Not in the slightest! Surprised Gasol would even go for that. I’m not sold Bledsoe will be that great and JV looks awful.

  14. Philzilla says:
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    Today is the last day to trade. Should I panic trade Anthony Davis? I have an offer for Durant/Lebron. The difference is that I can keep Davis for $44 next year and D/L both cost $90+. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Philzilla: Where are you in the standings? If you’re really going for it now, I don’t mind getting Durant if they’ll take it, but if it is unlikely you’d win it all, hold.

      • Philzilla says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’m in 2nd and have a 1st round bye in our h2h, 12 teamer. As these things go in keeper leagues, all the out-of-it teams have sold off and it’s me and 3 other super teams. I have Harden, Davis, Aldridge, Millsap, Conley, Dragic and I’m hoping they all get healthy and hot in order to get the trophy.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Philzilla: Yeah I think you can get healthy, I think I’d do it for Durant

  15. Nikko says:
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    I’m sick of Varejao. He can’t stay healthy for me. Do you think trading him for Wesley Mathews is a good trade. It’s a no FG% no Ft% with assists and rebounds at 1.5 pts compared to only 1 PT for other stats

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nikko: Yeah I think that would be fine, gives you someone playing.

  16. m1chael says:
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    Hey JB! The season is almost over. Playoffs are starting soon. You’ve helped me all the way thru it all. Cruising in 2nd place Not worried about moving to 3rd or 4th. Thanks!

    Anyways.
    I got Mullens and I’m debating if I should drop him or hang on to him. Notable WW players are:
    Ajinca, Singler, Splitter, Bayless, Wroten, Hardaway, Miles Plumlee

    Should I grab Wroten?

    • m1chael says:
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      @m1chael: C’s I got are Pek Hickson Hawes Ro-Lo

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @m1chael: Awesome man! Yeah I’d want a few of those guys. I think i indeed go Wroten who I think will be awesome down the stretch. You’re a little light with big men but I don’t think Plumlee and his inconsistencies will help much

  17. Daniel Bryan says:
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    Is Marshall a good buy low candidate or does he lose his minutes to Farmar ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Daniel Bryan: I wouldn’t be “spending” much in a 10 or 12er, but yeah I think he should rebound. Should still start and Farmar isn’t as great a facilitator, Marshall makes more sense for minutes but needs his shot back. I’m also not a Farmar fan at all

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