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DeAndre Jordan is the prototypical Boards-N-Blocks guy.

Of course we want guys who consistently put up double-digit rebound games with a few snuffs sprinkled in. And, yes, we love it if you have the ability to post a 20-board behemoth every so often.

But what makes Jordan the perfect candidate for this space is that he scores like he’s playing golf. When you see a game like the 2-point, 19-rebound, 2-block line he compiled in an epic overtime thriller Friday at Portland, you wonder if he’s actually trying to not put the ball in the basket. Anyone who owns him knows he takes the idea of not scoring to the extreme at the free throw line (where he’s shooting 40 percent). It’s almost like it’s a badge of honor for him.

Obviously it’s not that he’s intentionally avoiding points, but what this says about Jordan is that he cares more about stuff like rebounding and blocking shots (13.3 rpg, 2.3 bpg on the season) than he does anything else. And that’s not going to change.

That makes things really easy for fantasy owners. Jordan is a two-category player (three if you’re in a league that counts FG%). Over the past week, he’s averaging 5.8 ppg, 15.3 rpg, and 2.8 bpg, and while the boards and blocks are improvements over his season numbers, the points are actually down.

So if you’re Doc Rivers, or in a five-cat league, Jordan is quite valuable. If you’re in a multi-cat league, not so much. I say if you’re good on boards and/or blocks, or want to punt in those categories, try and deal Jordan to some owner who goos over those stats like I do.

Here’s some other things I saw in the paint over the past week:

Kevin Love – The second-best thing to a guy who boards and blocks is a guy who scores and gets boards, a la Charles Barkley. When I see games like the 45-19 and 33-15 that Love has had over the past week I’m 12 years old again, drooling Lucky Charms over monster Sir Charles box score lines in the morning paper.

Marvin Williams – Following in the footsteps of Rip Hamilton, Williams says he will wear one of those creepy clear masks even though he doesn’t need it. Because it “feels good.” Well apparently so, as he has had a 16-7-2 and a 15-8-1 in his past two games. We tend to dismiss this guy because it feels like he should be 36, but he’s not even 30 yet. Keep an eye on him.

Timofey Mozgov – Got a chance to start with Kenneth Faried out and started off pretty good, but has since fizzled. He basically spent 32 minutes doo-dooing in his pants Saturday in Memphis. Wait until he goes back to the bench and then stream him as needed.

Al Horford – Once again tore his man boob (ouch!) and is gone for the year, which paves the way for … no one as of yet. I can’t say I’ve ever seen a bigger vortex of nothing on an NBA depth chart as the one created by this injury. Elton Brand is in there as the de facto starter, but if you’re serious about winning you don’t use Elton Brand as your starter (See: 2011-2012 Philadelphia 76ers). Brand managed just seven points and two rebounds in 14 minutes in his second start in place of Horford. There’s also Pero Antic, Gustavo Ayon and JB’s guy, Mike Scott. Take your pick if you’re desperate.

Paul Millsap – There will be those who will say that Millsap will actually take a hit with Horford out, that he won’t have any protection down low and dudes will just start hanging on him while leaving all those other jokers wide open. I say the Hawks fill the hole at center with someone who doesn’t need the ball as much as Horford, which will only help Millsap. Get him if you can.

Reggie Evans – The Brook Lopez injury paves the way for the All-Time Greatest Streamer in Fantasy Basketball History. I think I’ve used Evans to win four titles in my fantasy career. He’s like my Big Shot Bob. If you find yourself down in boards on a given week, Reggie is your guy.

Derrick Favors – I really need to start saving old fantasy write-ups and emails to friends. I could just regurgitate the same thing I’ve been saying about Favors for the past four years. “This could be the break-out year, but I need to see it before I believe it.” I said it again this year, and I’m still not seeing it. This month he’s only had four games where he grabbed 10 or more rebounds. Four.

Tim Duncan – At age 37, is having the kind of games that Favors should be having as a fourth-year whipper snapper. He’s a double-double machine and still blocks shots, including six rejections on Christmas.

Joel Freeland – Blimey! This cheeky Trailblazer from Farnham, England is officially on the Boards-N-Blocks radar after yanking down 12 boards on Saturday against the Heat and averaging 8.6 boards over his last three games. If you’re in a deep league don’t piss around mate – pick this chap up already.

Anderson Varejao – Why am I so opposed to having this guy on my team? He runs around like a baby with a full diaper, and that headband-hair combo looks like my crappy Halloween costume, which was a last-minute attempt to be Tommy Wiseau. He will be valuable going forward, though, thanks to the least surprising meltdown of the year, by …

Andrew Bynum – If you’ve been relying on him as a backup or waiting for him to pull it together, the time to dump is yesterday. If you have a roster spot to spare or find yourself in a deep league, hold your horses. Fatboy says he doesn’t want to play, but if he got to hang with LeBron and party it up in South Beach, he might suddenly become a lot more motivated.

Miles Plumlee – Former B-N-B cover boy is back big-time, posting two huge games in his last three: a 17-20-2 against the Lakers and a 22-13-3 against the 76ers. Hopefully you were paying attention and plucked him off the wire. If he’s still there, take advantage of everyone snoozing on their rosters because of some holiday that took place last week.

Thaddeus Young – Averaging almost 10 boards over his past three, and in two of those game he poured in 30 points to boot. Thad also gets blocks and other hustle stats. If he stays in Philadelphia these monster games will continue.

Little Big Man of the Week – Jameer Nelson. How bad are the Knicks? They let a 6-foot point guard get 8 rebounds against them. Nelson followed that up with 6 boards against the Pistons. He’s averaging 7 rpg over the past week and almost 4 per game on the year. He’s not the worst back-up or third-string fantasy point guard in the world, and the rebounds are a nice perk for those who have the pride of St. Joe’s on their roster.

  1. Clyde Prompto says:
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    In Favors’ defense, it’s hard to grab rebounds when your opponents hardly ever miss.

    • Pete Nice

      Pete Nice says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Good point but the points aren’t there either. I just don’t know if/when it’s gonna happen.

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @Pete Nice: Haha it might not, Utah doesn’t seem to be that great at developing their young talent. I will say as a Favors owner that the lack of points in boards is somewhat offset by his STL and his newfound stroke at the FT line. He’s hitting them at 82(!) percent over the last 30 days, so he’s still in my happy place. I suppose this column isn’t called “Steals and Free Throw Shooting,” so your points are all quite valid.

  2. mike says:
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    I really want to trade DeAndre, but I can’t quit him. I’ve got a point guard heavy team geared toward dominating pts/3pt/ft%/ast every week, but I keep winning Boards & Blocks (and losing ft%) thanks largely to DeAndre. Plus I love his highlights, all he does is dunk the basketball! Is there a big who gets guard-ish stats who I could trade Jordon for that would fit better for a playoff run? Right now I’m hoping for Hawes to sink down, although Anderson would be ideal but even though Jordan is a top 10 player if you’re punting ft% that kind of value ain’t happening. I feel like Tommy Wiseau, “You’re tearing me apart, DeAndre!”

    • mike says:
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      @mike:

      I mean this guy has a 19 or 20+ rebound game at least once a week, I never thought there could be such a thing as a category killer in rebounds but here he is.

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @mike: That’s a tough one. Like you said, Anderson is probably perfect for what you’re looking for, but I doubt anyone would deal him straight up for Deandre. Other than Anderson you’re looking at guys like Love and Dirk, and you REALLY aren’t getting one of them in a one for one. I’d try and package Deandre and go for Anderson or maybe Dirk if you can get them. If that fails, maybe try to trade him for a big who doesn’t give you guard stats, but who can at least hit FT, like David Lee or Chris Bosh.

        • Pete Nice

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          @Mike: @Clyde Prompto: Not a bad strategy Clyde but I think if you package DeAndre you’re devaluing him and undermining the whole point of your trade. You need to cloak him as the prize of a deal and get either an Anderson back straight up or two guys back to improve your roster.

          • Clyde Prompto says:
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            @Pete Nice: That would be ideal for sure. I’m no good at blowing smoke in trade talks so I rarely attempt it. WE CAN’T ALL BE SILVER TONGUED TRICKSTERS, PETE!

          • mike says:
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            @Pete Nice:

            Not sure you’re not being tongue in cheek Pete but it seems like you sorta know what I’m saying. Like I said, Jordan is a first round value if you’re punting FT% e.g. if you already own Blake Griffin or Dwight Howard or Josh Smith. It’s hard to highlight that value if he’s the second fiddle on my side of the deal, and then I feel he looks like a throw-in. There just aren’t many bigs who get guard-type stats who aren’t super-elite or sort of fringe ownable, but I’m already carrying the bare minimum of bigs already. I’m going to ride it out for awhile because at this point I don’t think the rest of the league is really thinking about putting together that team that grinds out 5 categories in the playoffs, they’re either enjoying 7-2 weeks and building a healthy margin or fretting about 2-7 weeks and looking to shore up across the board. I’ll check back in next year :)

            • mike says:
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              @mike:

              I mean the team with Dwight is already winning boards and blocks every week, so he’s thinking “why do I need more of that” whereas toward the halfway point I think he’ll be looking back at those couple weeks where he lost it and thinking “what if that happens in the playoffs, it would be nice to stack a little more of that”

              • Pete Nice

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                @mike: I wasn’t being tongue in cheek at all my man. I’m not trying to be a trickster just sayin – if you offer DeAndre and insert-equal-value-player for one guy you’re saying DeAndre isn’t that good. If you’re agonizing over dealing him just hold steady. No need to quit someone if you can happily stay on Brokeback Mountain together for always.

                • mike says:
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                  @Pete Nice:

                  Man I watched the Clippers game tonight and what a bummer, I saw DeAndre rip down a ton of boards and then just put his head down because he couldn’t do anything on offense. What an NBA body, without any game to go with it.

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                    @mike:

                    I mean, just toss it up there big man you can’t do any worse than the cast of chuckers around you. It’s not that hard, really!

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                    @mike:

                    Just looking at the stat sheet now, of the 19 rebounds, 6 were offensive boards – how many total shots did he take? 2. The rest of the team is firing fully automatic, but somebody clicked Jordan’s safety on. There’s something wrong when guys won’t even take their offensive boards back up.

  3. Lasandro says:
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    Thanks again Nice! So Henson is officially out for a few weeks, which means I’m going to have to tentatively drop him back to FA and pick someone else up. Currently in need of help in a few cats, most importantly 3s, boards and FGs made. With Henson gone, a block per would be helpful too. As it stand right now, Middleton seems to be the hottest FA on my wire and I’m thinking of grabbing him. Nelson, Alphabet, Manu, Marv Williams, J Butler and Pierce all available as scoring multi cat guys. Thoughts?

    Also, have been offered TT and Jeff Green for my Drummond. How would you rank this? I feel thy TT really only helps in three cats and Green is highly inconsistent. If I simply grab a good all round scorer off the wire, I won’t be needing Green. Mucho gracias

    • Pete Nice

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      @Lasandro: Get Middleton, hold Drummond.

      • Lasandro says:
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        @Pete Nice: thanks bud – went and grabbed him off the wire. Woke up today to the news that Larry Screw is gonna have him come off the beach now for ridnour. Time to look at the other FAs I listed? Will see how he performs today first. The fact that Alphabet is still in the starting lineup has me intrigued. But I need points too

        • Pete Nice

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          @Lasandro: Well I didn’t account for Drew being a complete horse’s ass. Good Lord is that stupid.

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            @Pete Nice: well at least he had the sense to swap Middleton with another high scoring SF.. Wait.

            They really should just give up on Ily till he has a couple of 20pt games off the bench. His and Sanders’ returns have screwed everything

            So say Middleton gets 12pts and not much else today, time to move onto another scoring multi cat? Any of thos I mentioned of interest to you? I’m in dire straits here. Used a claim spot to gram Middleton

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              Additionally, JR is on the wire but I’m not sure how he’ll fare with Melos return. His current stats are nice I guess

  4. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Asked JB this earlier, happy to get another take:

    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 said Farmar, Manimal and Big Baby, fyi)

    We get big bonuses for dub-dubs, and otherwise ast/stl/blk are weighted pretty heavily.

    • Pete Nice

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      @Steve Stevenson: If you’re at a games played disadvantage doesn’t it just make sense to play your four-game guys? Swap Baby for Manimal maybe and go with the 4′s.

  5. Corey says:
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    Would U trade mayo for frye? 9 cat h2h. I need a center

    • Pete Nice

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      @Corey: Mayo could get it together but not worth waiting for. Pull the trigger.

  6. Jake VZ says:
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    What’s up Pete. I have some trades I would like some advice for. Which ones do you like best, and which ones don’t you like? There are 5

    1) My Rubio for Stephenson
    2) My Burke and Lee for Conely and Hawes
    3) My Cousins and Gortat for Howard and Chandler(C)
    4) My Evans and D Will for M Gasol and Ariza ( or just Evans for Gasol )
    5) My Irving, Lee and Teletovic for MCW, Teague, and Duncan

    My roster is:
    PG- Wall, Irving, Rubio, Williams, Burke, Jackson
    SG- Evans, Iguodala
    SF- Teletovic
    PF- Love, Lee
    C- Cousins, Valanciunas, Gortat

    • Pete Nice

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      @Jake VZ:
      1) No
      2) Yes
      3) No!
      4) Yes
      5) Yes

      I like 4 the best, especially if you can get Gasol for Evans straight up.

      • Jake Van Zuiden says:
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        @Pete Nice: I take it you’re pretty high on Cousins? Haha, I am. But on rotoworld it frustrates me how they talk about his lack of effort or how he doesn’t play defense instead of talking about how good his number are!
        Also, do you think that if I trade 2 PGs for a SF and a big man I would be ok? I’m going to try to deal DWill and Burke. Good idea or no?

        • Pete Nice

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          @Jake Van Zuiden: Clearly this injury stuff with DWill is ongoing and might have no end. Yeah he’s out there now but he’s not 100 percent and not putting up the same stats as when healthy. Remember Burke’s upside before his injury this year – he’s shown flashes of being able to achieve that so while I’d say yeah, his inconsistency makes it ok to trade him, be prepared for the sting of him putting it together earlier (i.e., this year) as opposed to later.

          Long way of saying, yes, good idea.

          • Jake Van Zuiden says:
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            @Pete Nice: ok so would you do Burke and DWill for Deandre and Hayward? Could use some boards n blocks

  7. Pops says:
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    Hi Pete,
    My Jordan for his Boozer and Henson or Sullinger. OR
    My Jordan for Pierce. OR
    My Jordan for K Martin OR
    Jordan for Jamal Crawford. These are the offers I’m getting.

    Team is Yahoo Pro: (1st. place)
    Jordan-Hawes-Hill-Bargnani
    Durant-Millsap-Middleton
    Rubio-Conley-Teague-Jackson-Stephenson-Westbrook

    Any Thoughts are Appreciated?

    • Pops says:
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      Or would you hold Jordan and trade a pg for a big and keep Jordan or no trade at all?@Pops:

    • Pops says:
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      I can’t believe it. He just traded me Ibaka for Jordan and Yesterday got Westbrook off of waivers. This is the season.@Pops:

      • Pops says:
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        Pete, should I trade a PG and Bargnani for a big? Maybe R Jax, my team is above/ Who should I shoot for with R Jax and Bargnani or trade Rubio?@Pops:

        • Pete Nice

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          @Pops: Yeah I was gonna say no on all those trades, nice job getting Ibaka, especially with Westbrook out. Definitely try and trade R Jax now with Bargnani. People are going to assume Westbrook-lite and while Jackson will get a big boost in value Westbrook-lite he is not. I’m not loving Rubio this year but I’d hold.

  8. 2 trade offers–Hilbert for Calderón
    I have Ibaka, AJordan Plum( Suns) lead in Reb & blocks & just lost Westbrook but have Irving & Reggie J

    How fair is this trade-another league
    Howard- Dirk-J Green for Lillard-Millsaps-N Young

    • mike says:
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      @Big Papa:

      Wow, what a blockbuster trade! Hard to say a trade like that is unfair because with those kinds of studs it’s like predicting who will be top 20 versus top 30 or who will get injured, in other words basically ask 2 people and you’ll get 3 opinions. In other words I wouldn’t veto it but I probably wouldn’t do it (either side) unless I was looking to roll the dice.

      Re: Hilbert (hibbert?) for Calderon, it sounds like you need assists and Calderon isn’t getting them this year… I would be interested in hearing if the experts here think he’ll improve in that regard. Or are you giving up Calderon? As I said above, in H2H consolidating in categories you’re already strong in is a good move if you can lock up (as much as possible) enough categories to win out in the playoffs, but sometimes you need to stretch horizontally to try to win across the board to get into the playoffs. Are you planning for the playoffs now, or are you planning how to get there?

    • Pete Nice

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      @Big Papa: If you’re getting Hibbert I’d do that. On the other I’d take Lillard side

  9. Frank White says:
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    Hey Pete what’s up… 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

    • Pete Nice

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      @Frank White: No I’d hold him until he returns, see what happens. I’m guessing you read the Yahoo note – they love Ersan so take that with a grain of salt. Who knows what will happen while Henson is out – Sanders reinjures, Sanders gets in a bar fight with a bunch of dogs and cats, Sanders sucks. Keep streaming that Marion slot and you should be fine.

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks Bro!!! I asaked Dan the same question. No disrespect but I do it all the time to get different opinions. Anyway Shawn Marion has been doing mad good do you think till maybe he falls off that he could be a keeper?? If so then Terrance Jones and Reggie Jackson would be my only streaming spots but Reggie is taking Westbrook’s spot so he should be a keeper right..? Terrrance jones keep or streamer??

        • Pete Nice

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          @Frank White: Hey no offense at all. I don’t even trust myself half the time!

          Yeah definitely RJax is a keeper. Terrance Jones isn’t exactly a streamer. You either ride him for a bit or leave him alone. You just don’t know what you’re going to get on a given night.

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            Thanks

            • Frank White says:
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              Thanks buddy Happy New Years!!!

  10. kevin says:
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    Hey Pete,

    happy holidays to you and the razzball team. I’m trying to bring up my points, FT%, and 3s. been losing in FT% 6 out of the 9 weeks so far. I’ve trying to trade out dwight howard but it’s a bummer that no one is buying into him.

    If i can somehow pull off a trade, how would you rank these guys in terms of trade for dwight? lance stephenson, deron williams, iguodala. or should I just hold off onto him?

    • matt says:
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      @kevin: yea if you mean all 3 for him. I wouldn’t deal Howard. He’s capable of huge numbers and those 3 you mentioned are not close individually.

      • Pete Nice

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        @matt: @kevin: Happy holidays to you too Matt!

        I agree with Kevin, and to add to that it’s as much that Howard can have big games as that you just can’t get equal value for him. It’s established that he’s not as good in fantasy as in real life even if that’s not always the case. If you have Howard you just have to ride with him. I guess there are worse things.

        • Kevin says:
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          @Pete Nice: Hey again Pete, Thanks for the words of advice. I guess I could keep Howard if nothing works out.

          How do you feel about me trying to trade my Howard & Bledsoe (or lowry) for Lance Stephenson & blake griffin?

  11. Alex says:
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    okay so my team is chris paul,ricky rubio, gordon hayward, j.noah, ,j.holliday, j.r. smith, paul millsap, deron williams. klay thompson, terrence jones, robin lopez, a varejao, and lance stephenson and there is this guy in the league who will give me any player i want from him, because he doesn’t really care he is only in the league because we needed another guy, his team is westbrook(yes i know he is injured),w.matthews, d rose, j butler, zach randolph, tim duncan, n pekovic,t burke, j wall, g dragic, e bledsoe, j harden, and steve nash,

    • Pete Nice

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      @Alex: Man that seems kinda shady. I’d want Wall and then Harden, but you at least have to make the trade seem fair right? I would make a fair deal for one of the second-tier guys or just leave that situation be all together.

      • Alex says:
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        @Pete Nice: he doesn’t care earlier this season I traded him Chris Paul for d rose and d rose was injured even when I traded him

        • Tony says:
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          @Alex: Whats the point of being in a league where owners don’t care and collude, you’re colluding, thats cheating, anyone can win a fantasy league when you cheat and stack your team. Have a little pride yourself.

    • matt says:
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      @Alex: if there’s a guy who’ll give you any player for any scrub then why do you need advice? I’d be willing to bet it’s not a very competitive league if you are able to stack that line up every night. But, whatever to each his own I guess?

  12. Anthony says:
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    Just curious..12 team keeper league, 5 keeps. H2H most cats with fg%. Would you rather keep Noah ($5) or Jordan ($10)? Thanks man!

    • Pete Nice

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      @Anthony: Jordan

  13. 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?

    • Pete Nice

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      @Kevin: yeah I’d do that.

  14. aclmaster says:
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    My Wall or Lilard for his Batum.

    Who and should I pill the trigger?

    Thanks and A Happy New Year!

    • Pete Nice

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      @aclmaster: I wouldn’t. And same to you!

  15. Bren says:
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    Considering situations who do you like better Farmar or Augistin? Is DJ productive because there’s no Deng or will Deng only make him better? I see Farmar playing in a really friendly offense for a PG but he has been injured and in a little over a month Kobe or Blake may return. I also see the lakers as being inconsistent while the bulls are a bit more disciplined with their system…so which for the ROS? Thank you!

    • Pete Nice

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      @Bren: I really don’t like Farmar for the reasons you just mentioned. Augustin is interesting and worth a flyer. I think you’d be OK with either guy but is there anyone better out there?

      • Bren says:
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        @Pete Nice: thanks for the fast reply! I am stuck with Farmar, DJ, Ross, Lou Williams, b wright, tony Allen, Gibson, and James Johnson.

  16. asdfasdf says:
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    Hey,
    Who do you like most out of Jordan Crawford, Jordan Farmar, and Reggie Jackson?

    Thanks!

    • Pete Nice

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      @asdfasdf: It’s between Crawford and Jackson. Crawford is the safer, ROS choice, but I think I like RJax’s short-term value, plus the chance he might have to take over ROS if Westbrook keeps having issues. In other words, if all three were out on the wire, I would take RJax right now.

      • asdfasdf says:
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        @Pete Nice: Okay, thanks!

  17. Alex says:
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    12 team 9 cat head to head league.

    I give my Lowry for his Cousins…. My team is below. I feel as though it’s pretty even just need to figure out if it works with my team (which is not great).

    Jordan Farmar LAL – PG
    Wilson Chandler Den – SG,SF
    Damian Lillard Por – PG
    Andrei Kirilenko Bkn – SF,PF
    Terrence Jones Hou – SF,PF
    Serge Ibaka OKC – PF,C
    Kevin Love Min – PF,C
    Kyle Lowry Tor – PG
    Tony Parker SA – PG
    Corey Brewer Min – SG,SF
    Bradley Beal Was – SG
    Vince Carter Dal – SG,SF
    Beno Udrih NY – PG
    Mike Scott Atl – PF

    • Pete Nice

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      @Alex: If he’ll trade you whatever you want you don’t need any advice man. Just trade your worst player for his best. Agree with Tony above that it undermines the competition but to each their own.

      • Alex says:
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        @Pete Nice: @matt: I th@Pete Nice: I think you may have confused my question with someone else’s. I’m wondering if I should sell high on Lowry with the above team or sell high for a C. I put an offer our for A. Davis (probably won’t happen) and I Have Boogie (Cousins) in the bag. Please lemme know what you think. Thanks.

        • Sixto Lezcano says:
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          @Alex: If someone will do Lowry for Cousins do it.

    • matt says:
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      @Alex: let me know what league you play in so I can avoid it next season. Lol Wow..really?

  18. Ryan says:
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    9 cat 14 team h2h keeper league. We keep 5. Was offered chalmers stephenson hibbert ryno for my teague favors henson and webster. Is this too much to give up? Is there a counter I could do? My team is in sig. This is his team. Trying to maximize the value I could get

    Pg ricky rubio
    Sg tony allen
    G lance stephenson
    Sf Tobias Harris
    Pf ryan andrson
    F JJ hickson
    C hibbert
    C jonas valuviane
    Util tony parker

    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

    • Pete Nice

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      @Ryan: No I don’t like that deal. I’m not ready to give up on Favors yet, I’m just impatient (I’d be even more so if I had him on a team this year).

  19. Pete Nice

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    Just FYI I’m out there on Twitter with the rest of the Razzball gang: @NiceRazzball

  20. Fantasy Newb says:
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    My Druummond for Hawes. Should I accept?

  21. mike says:
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    Is it Kidd? Is Kidd the problem with the Nets? It can’t just be the players, unless they all good hooked on heroin in the offseason. But I haven’t heard anyone blame Kidd. He was one of my all time favorites as a player, maybe there’s just too much residual goodwill from then for people to point the finger at him? How would we know how much is his fault?

    • Pete Nice

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      @mike: it’s Nets ownership’s fault for putting a guy who can’t coach in to coach

  22. Jason says:
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    Pete- happy new year brotha!!! I’m getting outta bed only to ask this and take some Advil…

    I bet you think I need Advil for the hangover. Well you’re partly right. But more because I own Jordan hill and duh’toni is killing me. No inside presence at alter hills on the bench. My team just list Lopez then horford goes down. Now Henson. My bigs are dropping like flys.

    Anyway I’m currently holding Henson but with hill being in his situation I need to do something.
    Terrance Jones is available. Demarre Carroll too. Is caroll healthy enough to grab and replace either hill or Henson?
    Thanks bud. Back to bed.

    • Pete Nice

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      @Jason: drop Hill for Jones, or is there anyone better?

      • Jason says:
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        @Pete Nice: that’s the thing. There isn’t much out there to choose from. Dalembert, Marv Williams. Morris the Phoenix version. Looking for a “big” so really limited right now.

        I have guard depth but no one seems to want to trade.

        • Pete Nice

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          @Jason: You can lose Hill if you want to – and if you want to kick the tire on Jones sure.

  23. hamtime says:
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    which trade is best:

    a) favors+lawson for paul george
    b) lawson+parsons for paul george
    c) parsons+favors for paul george

    i would be getting george in the deal.

    • Pete Nice

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      @hamtime: Parsons and Favors

  24. Mike says:
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    What do you think about this trade:

    I give: Duncan
    I get: Batum

    My team:

    jennings, ellis, rubio, dragic, eric gordon, ariza, tobias harris, lebron, hawes, ibaka, drummond, valanciunas, duncan

    i’m looking to boost my 3s

    • Pete Nice

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      @Mike: yea I’d do that

  25. Frank White says:
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    What’s up Pete I hope you had a Happy New Year!! I hope this year is gonna be a great one for ya! How do you feel about the Henson with iilysova playing well. You think Larry Drew will keep him over Henson and have Henson ride the bench when he gets back?? If so I got Marvin Williams, Hickson, IIyasova or Tony Wroten on the wire if you like them better or would you be patient and hold onto him?? I have a couple injuries already ( Marc Gasol n Carmello).. Thanks!!

    • Pete Nice

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      @Frank White: I would hang onto him but I wouldn’t be surprised if Drew did exactly what you just said. Hickson would be my choice if you lost your patience.

      • Frank White says:
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        Yeah it seems like Hickson gets the same or better numbers then Henson too. You agree?

  26. 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!!

    • mike says:
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      @yokev_o:

      So basically Joakim Noah or Al Jefferson? Personally I’d say Jefferson hands down, but I’ve never liked Noah. No comment on whether you should do the trade at all, I always think you have to sort of go with your gut on a trade with that many guys involved, and that’s definitely a tough one.

      • Pete Nice

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        @mike: @yokev__o: I’m with Mike on this. I like Burke in the long run but right now he’s inconsistent.

  27. Bobby says:
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    Sup Pete? Happy New Years! I know they say late January return for Rondo but with reports saying rondo is gonna travel with the team this next road trip is it worth stashing him? If so… Who should I drop? JJ Hickson, Jimmy Butler, Amir Johnson, Tristin Thompson, or Tobias Harris?? Thanks man!

    • Pete Nice

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      @Bobby: I’ve been stashing Rondo all year. And yeah, I’ve heard he might do a rehab assignment in Maine. I’d say either Amir or Hickson, then again you’re taking a risk because he hasn’t sounded like he’s in any rush to get back.

  28. moez says:
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    hey man

    david west or amir johnson?
    would u do that?
    think west can go off like he did at the start?
    johnson is slowly getting shitty again lol
    i got the offfer im waitong to hear whta u think

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

    • Pete Nice

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      @moez: You’re getting West? I’d rather have West.

      • moez says:
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        @Pete Nice:
        yeah id be getting west back
        k thanks a lot

  29. Chinoy says:
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    Hey man, I got offered Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis for my Stephen Curry and Rajon Rondo. Is that a good trade?

    Also, should I stash JJ Redick? If yes, who should I drop? Taj Gibson, Kendall Marshall, or Glen Davis?

    • Pete Nice

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      @Chinoy: I wouldn’t do that trade with Rondo (allegedly) coming back soon.

      I wonder if you could give Marshall a few starts just to see if he keeps it up.

  30. matt says:
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    Happy New Year Guys. Good luck ROS

    • Pete Nice

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      @matt: Thanks man!

  31. TestTickles says:
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    Drop Amir for Booker? Apparently Rotoworld thinks he may end up starting for ROS…

    • Pete Nice

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      @TestTickles: Amir is streaky so I guess a lot of people are waiting to see if he turns it back on. Same goes for Booker – he had a nice run earlier this year when Nene was out but then he flopped too. Might be a little too soon for this transaction, but I doubt Amir would kill you later on if you cut him.

  32. Frank White says:
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    Sup Pete… Would you take Collison over Terrance Jone or JJ Hickson??

    • Pete Nice

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      @Frank White: over Jones yes but with Hickson based more on needs.

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