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Yea yea I know… Of all the “Knight” puns, that’s the best ya got?!  Man did Brandon Knight have a huge game last night, notching a career-high 36 points for a 36/9/3/0/1 line shooting 13-25 and 6-12 from deep.  As you all know, I was a huge Knight fan heading into the year, stuck with him, and think this is what he averages here on out.  Wiggity what?!  Haha, just kidding to see if you were paying attention.  I’ve always liked his ability to board, he’s probably the best pure scorer on that team, and can shoot treys and drive.  But I’m a little tired of the “but he doesn’t assist!” from the hate Mafia.  Who gives a flip man?!  Of course because he’s a PG, he gets dogged for bad Ast:TO, and listen I get it – 8 TOs last night bums hard – but if Ryan Anderson had that line last night, people would be sacrificing live chickens just to meet him.  Pedro Cerrano doesn’t like when his PG doesn’t dish!  “If Brandon Knight doesn’t average 8 dimes a game, I say forget you Jobu!  I do it myself!”  Knight will never be an elite fantasy PG, sure, but a very useful one, definitely.  He just has to navigate Larry Drew’s mood swings.  Get the coach some Midol!  Here’s what else I saw last night in fantasy hoops:

Anthony Davis - Shocked the fantasy world with a late active designation and rocked out with his Brow out for 24/12/0/3/0 in 32 minutes off the bench shooting 10-18.  Dammit my buy low window slammed shut!  Adios Al-Farouq Aminu‘s fantasy value…  Played 15 minutes for 6/5/0/0/0/0 with 2 TOs.

Tyreke Evans - Triple-double alert!  Now if only he could use one of those doubles to keep his ankles together.  Gus Ayonin’!  11/13/10 scoring all 11 points in the 4th quarter.  Shot only 2-10 but hit 7-8 from the FT line, and most importantly, plyaed 33 minutes.  You throw him in your lineup and sacrifice a shot of rum to Jobu and hope he stays healthy!

Los Angeles Clippers – Had only 7 guys score.  But all seven for double digits!  They’re like the Clippers-seven Ronin.  What the hell is that 47 Ronin even about?  It looks like Keanu learns kung-fu then fights some sort of CGI aliens that leaked over from Pacifc Rim.  What what was Pacific Rim about?  It looks like giant aliens against huge mech warriors like what we saw Ripley fight the alien in in Aliens.  Wait what was Aliens about?  This could go on for a while…  All your Clips did about what you think the Clips would do, with Jared Dudley the biggest outlier hitting 4 treys for 20 points and is 14+ points the past three games.  But he mostly doesn’t score this much at night… Mostly.

Dwayne Wade - A basketball article that started with the Bucks and the Heat/Pacers game is 400+ words in!  Haaaaallelujah!  32 for Wade without doing much else.  Big win for the Heat.

Paul George - 25/8/6.  But the Pacers lost.  So he’s not elite.  Kidding James, calm your tits!

George Hill - You know, it’s tough making excuses for him these days.  He’s a really efficient PG, doesn’t turn the ball over, but when he’s cold like 2-8 last night, he’s just a bum.  I looked at his game log, and literally out loud was like “geez, he only has 4 assists his last three games!”  Sigh.  Dropping in shallower leagues, sorry I held out so long…

Alec Burks - Not huge, but if he can put up nights like this with a 30-point game under his belt upside, he’s gonna have a great year.  Just that stretch early in the season he was so brutallllll…  13/6/2 with a block and a three shooting 4-9.

Trey Burke – Was a little slow-cookin’, but last week I think it was (maybe two weeks ago), I said he was about to break out hardcore.  30/7/8 with four treys.  Career-high bounce back!

Tobias Harris - Starting lineup alert!  Played over 34 minutes alert!  What in the world?!  14/10/1/0/0 shooting 5-14 banging a three.  Arron Afflalo had the sniffles though, so without him in the starting lineup if gave Harris run at the 3.  Then you look at Glen Davis being awful and some other Magic Fs I don’t care about and that’s why I hate the Magic forward situation.

Victor Oladipo – Labradoodle alert!  Shot only 1-12.  But still went multi-cat with 3/5/2/1/1.  That’s now two brutal games in a row.  And time to buy low.  Throw anything and everything you can at the RainbOladipo owners and I think some deals will get taken.  Seriously.   Do it now!

Kemba Walker - Game winner!  Le Charlotte lay et on Le Canadian!  I have no idea what that’s going for…  29/5/1 with 6 TOs.  And I bet no one will hate on him like my boyfriend Knight!  Ok, so this is only one game and that’s not a fair argument since Knight is so inconsistent, but we’re having fun here!

Al Jefferson - Told ya to buy low!  24/11.  Won’t help you many other stat places but this is gonna keep rollin’.

Terrence Ross - A learning experience game.  2-9 and 1-7 from deep for only 5/4/1.  It’s not like Greivis Vasquez did much better shooting 4-15, although Vasquez did rack up 8 dimes.  Still holding Ross.

Jeff Teague - Triple Dubbel Stout alert!  18/8/15.  That’s like a Chris Paul line!  Man I love Teague.  Loved him in my ranks.  And somehow he’s only on one of my teams.  Smh.

Kyle Korver - Got hot, going 28/4/2.  All the value in scoring and [Wichita State!] threes.  ThrAGNOF!

Mike Scott - Nothing too much for most leagues, but 4-5, two threes 10/2/3 with a block.  I’ve always liked Scott, I thought he was good in college and has a chance to be something in the NBA if given an opportunity.  Someone to keep an eye on if the Hawks lose some bigs to injury.

Andre Drummond - Dammit Burro!  You call my out on the jinxing, I turn it into a joke, then he does good again!  Ahhhhh!  14/16/1/0/2.  Didn’t shoot a free throw.  That’s how to play, Dre!

Damian Lillard - Refuses to score less than 30 points.  What a selfish prick!  36/6/6/3/1 near rainbow.  Who he blockin’?!  Hot hot hot.

Robin Lopez - I could not hate him more.  After pointing out his string of double-doubles, then calling his near foul-out last night an outlier bad game, he goes out and not only defecates the bed, but soils it, takes it to my house, sets the whole thing on fire and rings the doorbell, then does his weird, hunched-over sprint to run away.  You’re dead to me Rolo.  Dead.

Kevin Love - Triple double alert again!  29/15/9.  He was 4 assists from a trip-dub halfway through the second quarter as the Wolves beat up the hot Blazers.

Nikola Pekovic - 30/9.  December 18th will be forever “The Day of Nikola!” in Montegro.  December 19th will forever be “The Birth of JB!” in Razzball holidays in the 23rd Century.

Brook Lopez - Back from the ankle.  And the Nets still lost to Washington at home.  #FireKidd!  BroLo did what BroLo was supposed to do unlike his worthless brother, going 7-11 (nice) 22 points (nice) 8-9 FT (excellent) and 5 boards (what you sign on for).

Paul Pierce - Whoaaaaaa, is Antoine Walker back or somethin’?!  27/6/3 on 10-12 shooting.  Heat check!  No seriously, we need to check how far behind we are the Heat now…

Deron Williams - Another dimebag.  A block away from a rainbow.  After giving Jobu that shot of rum, now it’s time to light that firecracker thing-a-ma-jig that Cerrano did…

Giannis Antetokounmpo - Strating lineup alert!  O.J. Mayo was out being a good guy going to his grandma’s funeral, so the Bucks started literally the tallest lineup fathomable.  Knight, Giannis (at the 2!), Khris Middleton, Ersan Ilyasova and John Henson.  The total height of, I dunno, one of those Pacific Rim machines…  Let’s not revisit that… Giannis nearly gave us a Greek rainbow though!  10/7/2/2/1 in 42 minutes, taking only 3 shots.

Khris Middleton - It’s fitting that K Midd and a Knight would lead scoring!  8-22 for 20/9/2/1/0.  Was not having a good game at all until midway through the 4th and the subsequent 2 OTs racking up an unreal 52 minutes.  But you’ll take it!  Still very fringe-y 12 team guy.

Terrible Turkey - Smelled up the joint like turkey left over from Thanksgiving.  Oh, I’m talking about Ersan.  Stinky.

Andrea Bargnani - 12 seconds to go, long rebound, we’re up 2, the shot clock is off, andddddd, immediately let’s shoot a three!  While that may sound like fiction for Il Diva, it’s fact from Il Diva!  Realized his mistake and immediately said my bad trying to high five everyone.  What a joke.  Oh yea, fantasy, he double-doubled off the bench, still getting 35 minutes and is still gonna get run without Kenyon Martin.

Tyson Chandler - Returned for 9/9 with 3 blocks.  Welcome back!  Had a few cramps, but unlike Mike Woodson, they were in his legs and not in his annuerized brain.  I know I know, that’s mean, but man, how frustrating must it be to coach the Knicks right now!  I could just see more hair follicles dying every time it cut to him on the sideline…

Beno Udrih - No Raymond Felton (still a bit) and no Pablo Prigioni (even longer), and Udrih is all that’s left!  You’re going to go crazy and scoff at me, but I actually ranked Udrih in the top 200!  Just thought he fit and looked good last night for 21/4/5/2/0.  Worth a look.

D.J. Augustin - Speaking of veteran PGs that had no shot of anything until injuries and in Augustin’s case getting cut, but DJ for 8/9 last night with two threes is tough to pass up in deep 12 teamers and beyond.  AssistNOF!  Well not really, assists be hard to come by!  That’s why it’s ThrAGNOF!  Anyone can hit threes!

Jimmy Butler - Weird, weird game.  Usually he’s multi-cat and low offense, tonight it was the opposite going 20/1/0/2/0.  Still iffy on thoughts on Butler, should be owned in most leagues, but I’m not going after him or anything, still toe-worried.

Terrence Jones - A lot of “should I drop Jones for…” comments, and I’m still liking him enough in some cases.  Only 2-8 last night but 5/5/6/1/1 with no TOs in 27 minutes.  And I am still gonna wait for an official trade to go through before worrying about a new F taking PT.  So hold for now if you have him in most situations.

Jon Leuer - The game I watched last night.  Nothing jumps out stat wise, 14/1/1/1/1 on 6-10 shooting plus 2-2 from deep, but at the eye level, I tagged this highlight just for this moment.  “That’s one thing I didn’t know he had in his game!” as the commentator articulated for me!  Dribble drive, spin move, absorb contact and float it up!  Usually I wouldn’t make that a highlight, but hey, I have the powah!  I really really like Leuer.

Tony Allen - Looked like he was playing the hardest of anyone on the court.  16/11/3/3/0 night.  Shot 7-17, but a lot were in-traffic putbacks (10 boards were OREB!), so it’s not like he was cold or anything.  Worth a look if Mike Conley is out another game or two even in shallow leagues for streaming.

Samuel Dalembert - Almost got a rainbow line in 13:19.  8/7/1/2/2 including the highlight of the game on a putback.  Loving the player hub NBA.com put up for our stuff!  Sure it was in junk time, but I don’t think the Hatian Sensation is so sensational about Brandan Wright getting in there, as the commentators hit on.

Manu Ginobili - Big game alert!  Put up 11 in the 4th to get the Spurs past the Suns, for a 24/6/7/2/0 night.

Tim Duncan - Rainbow Line alert!  17/13/2/2/3.  If he was 24 and played every day, people would be goin’ nuts for him.

Channing Frye – I’m just not a big Frye guy.  I’m more a tots or green beans kinda guy.  Have you ever gotten green beans with a burger?  Dude, I love green beans.  I eat em with my fingers like their fries… Wow, way off the rails, Frye for 22/5/1/2/1 going 4-4 from deep.  Two straight nice games, sure, and looks like a big man ThrAGNOF!  Worth a stream spot if you have room to spare.

 

Next Game:  TNT OT tonight baby!  CHI @ OKC for the highlights at the bottom time scrubber.  Pumped to see Serge Ibaka go off for 32/17/3/2/5.  Wishful thinking my ass!  So what if I have him in numerous teams?!  Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow!

116 Responses

  1. Jose says:
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    Jordan Hill or Jonas Val ROS? Who do you think will be more valuable?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jose: Gotta be JV, let’s step it up Jonas!

  2. Carlos says:
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    What’s going on JB? When tyreke Evans got injured I dropped him for Wilson chandler. You think I should pick Evans up again? Chandler has been pretty good for me

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Carlos: ehhhh close one, like them both. Leaning Chandler ros, but would grab Evans if I could with someone else

  3. Patrick says:
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    do you think this is a sell high moment for Jrue Holiday? davis being back

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Patrick: Ehhh, Holiday has proved me wrong with the solid dishing, I think his value right now is about right

      • Patrick says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @JB Gilpin: is it worth waiting for ersan? or is-it-ova?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Patrick: I’d call it ova and let someone else have the headache

  4. Slim

    Slim says:
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    Ugh… I hate green beans! But Frye is ok.

    What are we thinking about Augustin possibly overtaking Hinrich? I always saw Hinrich as more a 2-guard than a PG. Besides the FG% this is a pretty strong start for DJ. What sticks out to me is his 24:3 assist:TO ratio so far with Chicago.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: you hate green beans?!?!?! Dude those are my jam! Totally agree. Think he made a huge impression that Magic game and was good again last night. But Butler at the 2 has me thinking they’ll poach each other’s value. Stupid Bulls!

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah I think some minutes should remain available even if Hinrich keeps the job. Back injuries scare me though and Hinrich has missed 20 or so games 2 years in a row. Not too sure he can survive 32+ minutes like he is currently. DJ avoiding being Beverley’d is a pretty big deal to me too. I think the best thing DJ has going for him is that he’s an offensively minded PG and the Bulls are in desperate need of a facilitator.

        There’s a reason people dump salt all over their green beans… I like edamame much better. It’s got a lot more calories but it’s also loaded with fiber and vitamins.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: Agree on all of that. Except your green beans fiasco! I don’t put salt on em! You blanch em, then finish in the oven with a touch of butter and you have healthy fries!

          • Slim

            Slim says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Since it’s been probably 10 years since I’ve eaten a single green bean maybe it’s time to give them a try again. I know my girlfriend will be happy to hear that. She’s a fan of the green bean.

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Slim: We’re all fan of the green bean!

  5. Connor says:
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    The raptors need to hurry up and trade Lowry so I can stop hating myself for trading John Henson for the potential 9 assists per game of greivis Vasquez!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: Haha well he showed that potential last night, get a deal done!

      • Connor says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’m winning my league but wondering where you think I need help on my team.
        PG – Vasquez, George Hill
        SG – Nicolas batum, Eric Bledsoe, Jimmy Butler
        SF – Kevin Durant, Danny green (my streaming player)
        PF – Paul Millsap, Tobias Harris
        C – David Lee, Jonas Valacunas, joakim Noah, Larry Sanders

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Connor: Probably dimes. Maybe stream for assists as best you can with Green’s spot

  6. Jake Van Zuiden says:
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    Think I should trade Cousins for AD? Cousins is really killing it right now

    • Jake VZ says:
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      @Jake Van Zuiden: Also do you think I should drop W Chandler for Pierce? He’s put together a couple nice games in a row now and if he can even get anywhere close to last year’s numbers i’m all for it. He may be taken soon if I dont pull the trigger.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake Van Zuiden: I definitely would, Davis was fantasy’s #1 player and would be a sick sell high/buy low. Damn, the Chandler one is soo sooo close.. I’d probably hold Chandler but very tough

  7. Prodders says:
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    A very outspoken, punchy update! Had a few festive crown and cokes been enjoyed? Oh JB, what to do with Hill and Butler? Don’t want to just drop them, especially Hill who plays heavily in my league’s playoffs, but v disappointing production! And close to zero trade value. Hmmm.

    • Prodders says:
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      @Prodders: oh and I just noticed your comment… happy birthday I think!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Prodders: Thanks man! I think Butler is a better hold over Hill at this point, shockingly. Your’s is the league that goes into the NBA playoffs right? You gotta hold Hill then and just hope for some turnaround. And thanks for noticing, yes today is the big day! Thanks man!

  8. JT says:
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    In my dynasty league, I am admittedly longer on Bigs and shorter on Smalls, particularly SG (Only Monta Ellis).

    I’ve been offered my choice of Paul George or Rich Harden for my Andre Drummond. I’ve been resisting, but I think I need a second opinion.

    What would you have me do?

    • Jake VZ says:
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      @JT: If you can get George or Harden for Drummond that’s a huge win. Take it!

      • JT says:
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        @Jake VZ: Which one would you recommend taking?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JT: Agree, huge huge win. Haha on Rich Harden, pitcher for the Athletics is back! Jk, jk. I think i’d take George, Harden has been hurt all year

  9. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    All Knight and Harris owners: You Are Welcome. I benched both last night until they “showed me something.” I ahte fantasy basketball.
    See you tomorrow.
    Dick

    • Brent

      The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: Hate. I hate fantasy basketball. I was so upset I couldn’t spell hate.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: Haha Harris I agree with, but Knight has been my boy! I figured a big Knight was coming… Sorry it impaired your typing!

  10. Don Majkowski says:
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    Who you like more?

    Corey Brewer orWes Johnson?

    • Don Majkowski says:
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      Kobe injury just made my decision.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Don Majkowski: Even with Kobe injury, I still think brewer who I think bounced back, not a big Laker PF guy

  11. Kan He or Kanter?? says:
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    so what is it?? A coach that refuses to play his talent or a talent that refuses to emerge? Am I grasping at straws waiting for “breakout star” to breakout or wasting a roster spot that I can use on someone with heart monitor playing time! “With Milsap & Jefferson gone, Kanter will get all the playing time he can handle..” Did someone forget to tell Coach Corbin this??!! M Williams?? REALLY???!!!!

    • Kan He or Kanter?? says:
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      That is without a heart monitor playing time

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kan He or Kanter??: Hahahaha Yup it’s been brutal. Nothing to disagree with. Corbin is a fantasy hater!

  12. Frank White says:
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    Wuup JB.. After dropping him when he got hurt I picked Pierce back up. Do you think him playing well lately is a fluke or do you think he’s worth holding onto??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Worth holding on to. More minutes as season wears on like we saw last ngiht

  13. Jay says:
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    Is it time to move on from Danny Green?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay: Yup. Bad rotations and now he’s in the bench rotations…

  14. Nice work, JB

    Woke up with cold sweats this am. Feel all my recent deep league “stream” acquisitions starting to crumble into a net of no return.. Too many fish references? Well, check out all the dudes swimming upstream impacting my Terrences’ and friends…

    Terence Jones – Asik likely trade to Celtics gonna bring back a Bass. At best, TJ goes to a timeshare and 26 min per game with Bass in mix. Just a feeling, but early Ugh

    Terrence Ross – While still starting like his friend in name above him, Ross gonna be victimed by Salmons run at SG spot. Vet coaches seem to love them some Johnny Salmons. Double Ugh.

    AFA – The brow returns. Bye bye AFA value. Dropping this tunafish after I see one more game of usage. But Brow certainly squashes this.

    Taylor – Tolliver sounds like trolling, or some sort of special lure. Point being Taylor can’t hit the broad side of the ocean with his shot right now, hence – expecting more Tolliver and Taylor to turn into fish filet., like my friend Kanye says. Word.

    Hill – can’t make any ‘Antoni references – except the D probably stands for Dolphin or maybe dolphin fish (mahi mahi or dorado, if your not from Hawaii). Dolphin fish are pretty, like Antoni’s Movember moustache, but rubbery, slick and not to be trusted. Random, but you get my point. Like Hill’s game a lot, but Dolphin boy likes to play with his time and emotions, just cause he can.

    Eat more meat, go away fishies.

    • Shaft says:
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      @El Burro: I wish i could like this post. Well done

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Shaft: Ditto. looks like Houston’s got TJ going Bass to trout

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @El Burro: Jones – we’ll see what ends up happening, could still be a crazy shake up.

      Ross – Salmons is farm raised and not wild caught. I still like the freshness and lack of additives to Ross.

      AFA – Makes him whipped fish. A condiment to the starting lineup. A topping for your cracker.

      Taylor – I still think he is Tim Burton’s Big Fish. Tolliver is a beached whale.

      Hill – Maybe Kobe gone for a another while will let Hill get more marinade in the starting lineup.

      Meat is good. About to get some barbacoa. Who would really order fish tacos?!

  15. Mike says:
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    Booker 7/13/1/2/1 I am in a deep league and T. Booker has really helped.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Yea he’s been good mentioned him earlier in the week. Shoulda mentioned him today but was at a critical mass… Good boarder and defender, needs a hurt Nene though

  16. Pavel says:
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    Happy b-day J biebs!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pavel: Thanks man! Appreciate it!

  17. Tim says:
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    Trey Burke blows up against Oladipo 30/7/8 oladipo 1 for 12. Orlando picked oladipo #2 over Burker #10, so Burke is going to try to light up orlando every time they play. Which one way Player of the Year again? GO Blue! No respect for the #1 NCAA player last year.

    I predict many years of burke ripping up orlando and oladipo.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tim: Haha, I loved Burke before he got hurt and everyone scoffed at me! I’m hoping he goes off too!

  18. Nikko says:
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    Who would win in this trade: Jennings and Duncan for Isaiah Thomas and Ibaka.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nikko: Much rather IT2 and Ibaka

  19. matt says:
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    And I had him on the bench. Played sideshow over him. Ugh.. I tried putting him in my line up at 7:59 and the rosters already locked. I hate when that happens.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Ughhhh that sucks man!

  20. fitz says:
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    Pick up Antetokounmpo and drop Terrence Jones or Tony Wroten or hold?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @fitz: I think I’d hold both right now

  21. Jesse says:
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    Would you trade ricky rubio for Deron Williams

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jesse: Very very very close. If you told me Deron played the rest of the year I would pick him, but might keep Rubio for health safety

  22. JLeeishere says:
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    who would you rather own right now, antetokounmpo or khris middleton?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JLeeishere: Still MIddleton, very close though

  23. bryan says:
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    I am in a total points ESPN league with 10 categories and 12 teams.
    I am middle of the road in 3 pointers made and points
    I am strong in steals, assists, assist to turnover ratio, and FT%.
    I am weak in Rebounds, Offensive Rebounds, Blocks, and FG%.

    I was offered D. Jordan and D. Favors for D. Nowitzki….I am not sure if I should accept it?
    Jordan and Favors would help in my categories I need but also hurt my strong one of FT% (where dirk excels in…not to mention his overall game).

    What do you think?

    Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bryan: Very very very close. I think I hold the best player in the deal in Dirk

  24. Don Majkowski says:
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    Kobe out 6 weeks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Don Majkowski: Yea crazy, saw it right when I woke up. Old man syndrome!

  25. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    Any chance Budinger comes back to be a Leuer 2.0 this season? I need a good reason to jettison Jeffrey Taylor

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: Thanks for bday wishes! Nah I’d hold Taylor still, Budinger I don’t think even gets Leuer minutes

  26. TR says:
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    Damn Kobe. My league has 5 bench spots + 1 IR spot, but I already had Sanders & M Gasol. Should I move one of them or just keep them all since we have so many bench spots? I already offered Kobe for afflalo and Kobe for Josh smith and had them declined.

    I have Bledsoe, Deng, Nick Young, and Antetokuompo as my SGs and SFs

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TR: Damn that sucks man! I think if you held Sanders so long, you hold all 3. Gasol needs to be held on to. Send your guys a get well soon card!

  27. miles proudfoot says:
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    when do you think would be a good time to begin stashing larry sanders? i waited too long to pick up tyson chandler off the wire. whomever i pick up, i would most likely drop jj hickson. however, i’m getting a bit tired of oj mayo…as always, thanks for the great advice!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: I hate hate hate Mayo. I’d be fine picking up Sanders now for him, if you need big man upside. Thanks for stopping by!

  28. sam says:
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    hey jb,
    im in a very shallow league (8 man), and i’ve been getting killed by injuries, first rose, now kobe. have any suggestions for my roster? i still think it isn’t too bad sans kobe:
    westbrook, burke, jennings, kemba, dragic, hayward, harden, vucevic, drummond, dwight, with kobe on the IR and juggling 3 waiver wire spots. wilson chandler, sullinger, tyreke, manu, RoLo, the manimal, J.R, pierce all notable waiver wire guys. any worth picking up for until kobe is back? also, any players i should target/who should i get rid of?
    thanks a ton

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sam: Yeah man solid squad! I’d get Sullinger right now of them all, buying his play right now. Any time!

  29. Jake Van Zuiden says:
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    What do you think about the Mayo, Lee, and T Chandler I just got offered for my Pierce, B Lopez, and Gortat?

    • TR says:
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      @Jake Van Zuiden: I wouldn’t, but that’s just me

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake Van Zuiden: Ehhh yeah I’m not loving it either

  30. AJ says:
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    Gortat was dropped would you drop R.lopez or Jonas V for him or hold? Wouldn’t want to use my high claim I’ve been saving for nada…thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: I’d drop Lopez for him, you can try to wait out the waivers but I doubt he’ll go unclaimed

  31. Lasandro says:
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    Killin me with them Pacific Rim references! And yeah, have no idea what 47 Ronin is all about either. Was recently in Saigon and they were marketing the hell outta that movie. White dude wielding a samurai sword with all-asian band of bros.. wasn’t that done in The Last Samurai?? Either way, reading your posts on the daily is one of my fav things these days. Got some pals in vietnam to follow your blog too – diversifying this motha

    Ball-wise, with AD returning to my lineup, I’m feenin to get going on my threes, as Im dead last there. Looking to drop W Chandler and J Leuer to pick up J nelson and Korver off the wire. Thoughts? Have Drummond, AD, DMC, DJ and Favors. So prob no need for extra board help

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Haha thanks man! Yeah it looks like future Last Samurai now with more kung fu! Haha. Thanks so much man, tell them I appreciate them reading! I think losing Leuer for Korver makes sense for upping the threes, I’d keep Chandler, he can get hot and boards fairly well here and there for a 3

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Will tell them for sure man! Cheers for the advice, too. My reasoning for letting Chandler go for Nelson would be simply because I would appreciate the help in assists more than boards now, with AD’s return. Dont you think Nelson hits more threes on the reg than Wilson? Jameer’s been on a crazy run of made threes of late. But you do seem quite keen on Wilson.. I picked him up on your advice afterall. Im easy either way

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          Has to also be pointed out that Webster and Frye are on the wire too. Im a somewhat close 2nd in assists (which is my reasoning behind potentially grabbing Nelson) and mid to top in boards. But yes, last in 3s is not really workin for this guy… unlike green beans

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            Sorry, but further background on my current FA pool: Pierce, Jor Crawford and T Evans are all on there too (the latter two arent the biggest help in threes, I know). So, any thoughts on who I should pick, if any, for W Chandler? Also, wattup Vietnam! *finger gun*

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Lasandro: Green beans work every time! Since you need the Asts more, totally fine with Nelson. Just a big Chandler fan as you pointed out :) Man Pierce and Evans are close, but I’d stick with Wilson personally, but Nelson if dire assists need. finger machine gun blaht blaht!

              • Lasandro says:
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                @JB Gilpin: Working a desk job after two months travelling has its effects on my fantasy decisions. Case in point: I just added Pierce instead of Korver and still have Chandler on my team as a streamer. Last in threes and I just had to go with the currently hot Pierce, who’s helping in other cats also. Now I’ve got to toss up if I’ll be swapping Chandler for Korver or not. AND they both play three times this next 7 days. Last thoughts? Help me Jeebus!

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Lasandro: Haha I hear ya! Sounds like you want the threes hardcore, I say stream Korver and live by the ThrAGNOF! Cut him if he gets cold for another hot shooter

                  • Lasandro says:
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                    @JB Gilpin: you’re an effin gentleman. Birthday well wishes from Canberra, Australia! Now get off your laptop and dance to some Return of the Mack at the club

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                      AND FYI, I had fantasy tourettes again and am sticking with Wilson, not Korver. He’s versing the Suns, Clips and Warriors over his next three. Fast games usually lead to nice O stats.. here’s hoping

                    • JB Gilpin

                      JB Gilpin says:
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                      @Lasandro: Oh man, I’m working 24/7! Well not really, but kinda… Thanks though! Let’s go fast games, you know I love Wilson!

  32. Rudacious says:
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    JB

    Happy Birthday brotha. Always appreciate you taking the time to help me out son. I’ve gotten some great returns on your advice in fantasy.

    -Drafted DeRozan in the later rounds due to your advice. Then when he got hot you were pushing to sell him high although he was your boy. I flipped him for Kemba Walker when you were recommending to but low.

    KEMBA WALKER!

    $$$$$$

    Birthday dobbies.

    P.s. I just picked up Paul pierce . Huge name . 89 rank in yahoo. He will for sure at some point get hot. Gotta do him dirty like DeRozan and flip his ass. All you razzball readers pick his ass up.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Rudacious: Thanks man! And yeah I remember that swap and you got 4th round value late in the draft! #FantasySwindle! Haha. I agree, Pierce is the man right now, if he stays hot great sell high

  33. Matthew says:
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    HEY NOW!!!

    I’m the guy whose been bsing with you about my Rubio and others for his Vucevic and others if you remember.

    Well

    I countered with a trio of Rubio JV and Brewer for LA

    and he took it

    Now my roster stands
    PG – Teague
    SG – Harden
    G – IT2
    SF – DeRozan
    PF – J Smith
    F – Leuer
    C – LA
    C – Hibbert
    UTIL – Kanter
    UTIL – Beverly
    B – J Hill

    I’m gonna add 2 guys. I currently am dropping Hill for Lin if I get the request which I will take a risk there when Lin gets healthy he holds decent value.

    New question: would you try to flip Harden? His injuries scare me. I loe my team, least of my 4 teams, but I do like it.

    Maybe Harden and J smith for a Lillard and 2 tier 2 type players?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Matthew: Nice! Love love love it. I like Lin pickup. Would’t mind the Harden trade, but mostly everyone is keen on the injury risk and you’d be selling at a discount. I might wait until a huge game and his news blurb says he felt great and no pain haha

      • Matthew says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thank you. I’m gonna do that. Yeah JV will go 10-6 in 17 minutes and sits out the entire game it’s getting ridiculous already.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Matthew: Yeah I know it’s his usage not his play that is most annoying. Free Jv!

  34. Jake Van Zuiden says:
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    One more thing for today JB. I’ve been shopping Westbrook for about 2 weeks and been weighing my offers. Which of these do you like best? I could do all of them if I wanted, just been waiting for best deal.

    1) Westbrook, Cousins, and Burke for Curry, Kawhi, and Millsap
    2) Westbrook, Burke, and Tyreke for Hawes, Conely, and IT2
    3) Westbrook and Cousins for Harden and Vucevic

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake Van Zuiden: Probably 3, I’m not too worried on Harden and you get best guy in the deal. 2 is close because I loveeeeeeeeeeee IT2, but I’d do 3

  35. hamtime says:
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    was offered beal+jordan hill for my lawson+varejao. do i take this? (14 man league)

    my team:
    bledsoe, lawson, reggiejackson, beverly, udrih
    oladipo
    durant, parsons
    frye, varejao
    favors, bogut

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hamtime: Nah I think Lawson is the best guy in that one. I know you have a lot of PG, but I would want more value

  36. Carlos says:
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    Need some help!
    Just got offered this trade..
    I lose lebron, trey Burke and Henson for curry, hibbert and dragic

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Carlos: Very close, but since I like Henson and Burke and LBJ is the best guy, I’d hold

      • Carlos says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Alright thanks JB

  37. Carlos says:
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    This guys offering me some good trades..
    I lose lebron and ibaka for curry, klay Thompson and hibbert
    How do I say no to that?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Carlos: I think I definitely would say no. i love Ibaka and he’s been playing well and LBJ is 2nd best fantasy asset.

  38. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    Which side would you want?
    Knight/Evan Turner for Kyrie/Larry Sanders

    Thanks

    Dick

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: Still Kyrie side for me. I love Knight, but Kyrie is the only elite guy in the deal. Or at least top-tier

  39. Kevin says:
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    So…Kobe was dropped today after the mention of a 6 week timetable for return. I’m in a 10 team 9 cat league. I dropped t jones for asik thinking the trade was going through today. I am currently 3rd in the standings and lead my division . Dropping asik to stash kobe would be worth it? or not worth it?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kevin: Yea in shallower not too surprised. I would drop Asik for him

  40. Nikko says:
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    Howard and Stevenson for Gay and Dragic? No FG%

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nikko: Depends on needs/format, very close. Dragic side in vacuum since Dwight kills FT%

      • Nikko says:
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        @JB Gilpin: there is no FT% and FG%. Assists and Rebounds are 1.5 pts and 1 pt for everything else. I have MCW, BLEDSOE, IT2. And big men I have Milsap, Pekovic, Gortat,
        Ibaka and Lee

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Nikko: Oh with FT not a stat, make Dwight tough to pass up there, I like Dwight side

  41. Jake VZ says:
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    Should I trade my Westbrook and Ibaka for Lee and Irving? I know you’re high on Ibaka, but I feel as if Lee would have more value in my league’s format with the 2 Reb cats and a DD. Also should I trade Rubio and Ibaka for Dwight? I’m ok at PG position with Wall, Westbrook, Williams, and Burke

    • Jake VZ says:
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      @Jake VZ: Also could do Iggy for M Gasol

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake VZ: Def not Rubio and Ibaka one. I probably wouldn’t do the first one either. Like Gasol for Iggy though

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