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When the mythical beast of the Goromotaro was awakened, we’ve seen very few bigs able to top the 20/20 plateau.  It’s what hindsight is!  Then Anthony Davis goes out and drops a 40-burger topped with multi-cat sauce.  “Welcome to King Burger where you can have it your way but don’t get crazy!”  Brow went too crazy!  40/21/3/1/3.  Sassy.  Almost a rainbow, definitely a Goromotaro, and certainly spiking the Brow value into probably the 3rd pick next year.  I said early on in the year I’d go top-5, but he’s locked in the three hole now.  You can set it and forget it.  Plus he’s a redonk 29 for his last 29 at the stripe.  Just so valuable that one of the big Boards-N-Blocks can actually hit free throws.  So in drafts next year, you can pass on Andre Drummond and DeAndre Jordan later on.  Plus you won’t be looking at your roster and taunting it like Katt Williams when pulled over by Shaq.  “No – could you hit a free throw!”  Here’s what else I saw over the weekend:

Jeff Green – Fantasy goodness?  From Jeff Green?  What kind of Twilight Zone shizz is going on out here!  12-23 (4-7 3PTM and 11-12 FT).  Blowin’ up the Pels!  If your team hasn’t been sunk with his awfulness, you’re still hanging on through the playoffs.  Like me in one league.  I’ve hovered my mouse over drop like a hawk.

Gerald Green – The Green brothers!  Did Danny Green do anything good?  Nope!  Only 5/2/2/0/0 from Danny, letting the Greens down.  But to Gerald, went for 28 after single digit scoring the previous two, for 28/5/2.  “We Green?”  “Super Green!”  Hasn’t gotten a steal in three of four games, not loving the sub-30 minutes run.  I honestly just wanted to see how far I’d get before matt throws his shoe at the computer.

Kyrie Irving – Ruh roh.  MRI on his biceps.  The MRI will show a gun in his bicep.  While in the imaging room, Kyrie busts in and yells “Welcome to the gun show!”  Best prank ever.

Tristan Thompson – You can’t spell Tristan Thompson without… um… “is”.  As in, “TT is terrible lately!” Cricket cricket…   Yeah definitely a streamboat through the playoffs.

Gorgui Dieng – Whoa!  12/11/0/2/5.  No Nikola Pekovic or Ronny Turiaf, so big man minutes to spare!  Pek has a bum ankle that’s lingered and Turiaf still needs some time with the knee.  They gave Dieng 37 minutes so I think there’s some pickup potential, but he doesn’t play until Wednesday so might wanna hold back until then.

Derrick Williams – 26/11 outta nowhere.  Meh, doesn’t disturbingly little else in these outlier games.

Stephen Curry – 37/4/5 with 6 treys.  Two big games like this and you won’t even miss him next week!

Thomas Robinson – Dude.  What in the bloody hell?  Everything is positive, then bam.  Gets the apparent opportunity with LaMarcus Aldridge out, but Stotts is out there running Dorrell Wright like it’s 2009.  He’s hit 7 threes the last two games 13/4/0/1/1 on Sunday.  Just straight up ThrAGNOF.

Jared Sullinger – Hey, at least I was pretty good with Sully!  Producing should-own type numbers, going 14/9/4/1/2 and hitting two treys yesterday.  Erstwhile, Kris Humphries continues his reign of terror as being fantasy relevant with a 16/12/3/1/3 line.  I could so do him on a motorcycle right now.  “I call this one Harley, this one Davidson, and the main man my choppah!”  Um, yeah enough of that, both dudes near-multi-cats, still like Sully more but pretty nice run for K-Hump.

Mario Chalmers – Yikes.  My b.  6/0/4/1/0 with 5 TOs shooting 3-9.  I haven’t hated Mario this bad until I accidentally watched some of the movie on UPN as a kid.  Ray Allen then comes off the bench and shuttlesworths his way to 25 Pts and 4 treys, with only one rogue rebound filtering into his other stats.  I would type some sort of Razzball-acronym here, but I’m sure you saw it coming…

Jonas Valanciunas – Hmmmm.  15/5/1/2/1 and two straight good games.  I need to watch some game action, maybe he got the pep back in his step.  Only 5 boards though in 32 minutes?!  What is he, Brook Lopez!?  I call bad opposing big men!  But he had a good one against the Grizz too… Umm, some other excuse!

Brandon Knight – Do a carbomb every time Knight is awesome!  Oh man, rough one for me.  21/8/7/3/0 last night with three treys.  Totally has the upside to have some big weeks and be an X Factor.  Let’s do this BK.  Where you really can get crazy!

Gary Neal – Wow, 18+ Pts the last three games with multi-treys in each.  Three’s a plenty!

 

Apologies a little short today, but don’t want to keep you from St. Patty’s all day!  Full recap tomorrow.  But you should still be sure and vote for the 2013-2014 NBA Razzies!  So many good candidates this year.  May your week 1 of the playoffs start strong!

  1. Daniel Bryan says:
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    Drop Matt Barnes for Kyle O’Quinn? 14-team 9-cat H2H daily league. If I’ve asked you already, apologies. I’m really having a hard time deciding.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Daniel Bryan: I would do that one. 2 extra games from O’Quinn for this week. There’s a real good chance your going to be able to get Barnes back after this week too. I absolutely would make that move.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Daniel Bryan: Agree, unless you’re in a bye but don’t think you’d be askin :)

      • Daniel Bryan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I pretty much have to now. I just found out Drummond’s injured. :(

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Daniel Bryan: Yeah I buy that for sure

  2. TestTickles says:
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    Ive got Adrien and Barnes. Would you drop either of them for O’quinn? 12-team daily, in 1st place by 20 games, and playoffs dont start for another 2 weeks

    • TestTickles says:
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      PJ Tucker available also. drop both for O’quinn and tucker?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @TestTickles: I like both of those moves. 2 more weeks till playoffs? Uhoh does that means you play in the dreaded final week of the regular season? Either way I like both of those moves a lot.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TestTickles: Yeah I think I’m down with those, Barnes and Tucker is close

  3. Joe says:
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    Would you drop George Hill for any of these guys? Also something to keep in mind, I *could* play it dangerously and keep Hill for today, then pick someone up (like Deng) tomorrow, but by then they could also be off the wire. What do you think?

    Luol Deng (4 games)
    Anderson Varejao (4 games)
    Kyle O’Quinn (4 games)
    Shaun Livingston (4 games)
    Pero Antic (4 games)
    Ryan Kelly (3 games)
    Jordan Farmar (3 games)
    Danny Green (3 games)
    Corey Brewer (3 games)
    Tim Hardaway jr (3 games)
    Kris Humpries (3 games)

    • Slim

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      @Joe: Stream it. Play Hill today. Even if you miss on Deng, O’Quinn should be a nice help with you getting all 4 of those games. At this point in the year I don’t think any borderline guys are “must own” players. You will have more stats if you stream it. I’m 99.9% confident in that.

      • Joe says:
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        @Slim:

        Thanks, Slim. I guess I should have mentioned we only get 4 add/drops per week, but I don’t think it changes your answer in any way.

        • Joe says:
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          @Joe:

          Oh, and Kyrie may be out for the season.

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @Joe: Yeah that’s standard I think. Does Deng’s role change much with Kyrie gone? I’m not so sure. A borderline top 100 guy with a decent schedule. I mean yeah you more than likely want him but the trade off seems negligible. I’ll take the extra games.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Agree with Slim, risky is the name of the game!

  4. Slim

    Slim says:
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    I’m looking through these numbers and why is The Brow only 3rd? I’ve got him no worse than 2nd overall next year and I’m trying to decide if Durant is really that much better. I expect more from The Brow next year too.

    Chalmers had 2 pretty good games before yesterdays dud. I’m giving him a slightly longer leash given his playoff schedule.

    I tried to get everyone to drop Tristan. I bet there isn’t a single playoff team anywhere that is actually playing Tristan. OK so there might be one or two somewhere. No league I’m in though.

    I have Kyrie on one team, James Anderson went down too. Not good.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: Hmmmm. I mean, the safety of LeBron, but we’ll see if he gets another late season bench party. I think at this point he’s a little inconsistent for even 10 teamers hold no question, but I am still holding where I have him for now. Ugh injury bug is killin right now

  5. Hamtime says:
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    I just dropped Ryan Kelly for jarrett jack (14man h2h 9 cat). Dunno why, but I feel terrible about it. I know kyrie could be out for the season, but is jack reliable? He’s been awful this year.

    Dropped tony Allen and adrien for Livingston and jack in my 16 man 11 cat and feel much better about those moves.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Hamtime: I’m not buying into Jack. Even if Kyrie is out for the season I still see best case scenario being 12/3/5 with less than 1.0 3s and steals in 30+ minutes. I’d stream him but he’s very far from being a must own player in my eyes.

      I like those 2 moves in the 16er.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: Agree with Slim, like the 16 man moves. Slim lovvvvvvvves Ryan Kelly. I am very meh, but agree I think I’d still rather Kelly at this point

  6. Hamtime says:
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    Also, is varejao droppable? I would use his spot to stream (3 adds per week). Thanks!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Hamtime: Yep. I’m thinking 20-25 minutes will be his max. He should help with a few boards and maybe a steal or a block but that’s about it.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: Yeah I agree, streamer spot!

  7. Bren says:
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    Got the first week bye thanks to you guys! WOOT!

    Quick question: got second thoughts about j green, Matt Barnes and Ryan Kelly. With the first round bye week, should I just monitor the situations or go pick up one of the likes of Farmar, jarett jack, waiters, O’Quinn, antic, Wes Johnson, Adrien, humphries, dieng?

    12 team 9 cat H2H

    Conley, Ellis, knight, Marshall

    Pierce, j green, j butler, Carroll, Barnes

    AD, Love, Griffin, Dirk, R Kelly

    • Slim

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      @Bren: I like those 3 much better than the other options. JGreen is the one I’m not sold on but I’d be surprised if any of those guys out produce him.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bren: Awesome! Yeah I think worth monitoring, two games from the Clips isn’t hurtin ya. By next week Dieng should be back to barely a role and a lot of meh. Jack could end up being interesting, but I’m not feeling great about it

  8. Nikko says:
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    What do you think about trading Cousins for Davis? It’s playoff time and I’m worried about cousins injuries. It’s a H2H league with 1.5 pts for rebounds and assists and 1 for everything else with no Ft or Fg%. I also sent: Pekovic, Batum, and Vareajo for Davis and Kevin Martin.

    • Bi-Felicia says:
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      @Nikko: good luck with that, unless he’s willing then by all mean YES!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Nikko: You can try but there’s pretty much no chance. Anthony Davis is better than a healthy Cousins and now Cousins isn’t healthy. The 2nd trade is also heavily in your favor and I would be shocked if he thinks about it. But… doesn’t hurt to offer, maybe you’ll get a counter you can work with.

      • Nr says:
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        @Slim: well he did the Davis for Cousins…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nikko: Haha nice! Brow for the win

  9. Nr says:
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    What do you think about trading Cousins for Davis? It’s playoff time and I’m worried about cousins injuries. It’s a H2H league with 1.5 pts for rebounds and assists and 1 for everythingelse with no Ft or Fg%.

  10. Bi-Felicia says:
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    HAHA

    Hanging in there with Green. If he lays 2 eggs in a row he’s outie 5000!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Bi-Felicia: Gerald Green is nearly impossible to trust now. Sure he could get hot and hit some 3s but he’s not going to play enough minutes to accumulate too many counting stats. I think his days of flirting with top 100 value are over.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bi-Felicia: No more flirting for matt!

  11. Zar says:
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    Wow. Lost Kyrie and Vucevic this week. THANKFULLY I HAVE A BUY.

    But I gotta reload for next week. Terrence Ross, Tim Hardaway, PBev, and Trey Burke are all available. If Kyrie is out, who should I pick up? I hope Vucevic will be back in time too…

    • Slim

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      @Zar: If your OK with assists then I like Terrence Ross the best although he comes with some risk. If you lose too many assists then I dont think you have a choice. It has to be Burke. Luckily you can wait it out a week. Timmy is just Ross without the steals. If you can stream the open roster spot I would go that route. This is all only if we’re told Kyrie wont be playing next week. No choice but to wait on Vucevic. Doesnt seem too bad but I don’t know. O’Quinn could put up some monster lines though if Vuc does miss time.

      • Zar says:
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        @Slim:Thanks slim,

        I don’t think I can even drop Irving yet. I think I’ll be fine on assists with Lilliard, Teague, Augustin and some big men like Dirk, David Lee, Hawes, and Vuc. Just gonna be an ugly one.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zar: Yeah I think all those options are pretty comparable so I’d stream it. I personally like Burke the best and I’m swimming away from Burke island.

  12. TR says:
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    Playoffs are starting in my league and we have a trade deadline of Wednesday so I think I’m gonna make a last-minute push to get Lebron. I already have Durant and I think I have enough pieces to get lebron and create a pretty scary duo.

    I offered CP3 & Vucevic for Lebron & MCW or Monroe, which he said he’s considering.

    I also offered CP3, Vucevic, and Ibaka for Lebron, MCW, and Monroe which I haven’t heard back about

    It’s a points league with 1.5 for boards/assists, 4 for double doubles, and 1 for everything else so percentages don’t matter

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @TR: The 1st one looks good and you should insist on the guy thats the bigger need. As in what hurts more, losing Vuc or Paul? I’m not so happy with the 2nd trade. I imagine Ibaka isn’t as great with those settings but still it feels like your losing too much. Bad timing on a Vucevic injury so I like the idea of trying to sell him.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TR: Yeah me too, like 1, not liking 2. I will caution that I think the threat of an MCW shutdown for even a hangnail is a real possibility.

  13. Slim says:
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    I think you’re a bitch.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: Haha

      • Bi-Felicia says:
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        @JB Gilpin: you’ve finally made it JB & Slim. Congrats you officially have a hater

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bi-Felicia: Ohhhhh I’ve had my share of haters, it’s all in good fun :)

  14. SMLV1 says:
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    Do I have any shot to win this week? Kyrie going down is going to kill me.

    My Team

    Dragic
    *Irving
    Augustin
    Hayward
    Varejao
    Wes Matthews
    Hibbert
    Favors
    Rondo
    Parsons
    Knight
    Oladipo
    O’Quinn

    Opponent-
    Lawson
    Wade
    Teague
    Carroll
    Noah
    Cousins
    Markieff Morris
    Lee
    Calderon
    Jamal Crawford
    Harrison Barnes
    llyasova
    Monroe

    Standard Y! H2H League….How can I pull off this win?

    • Zar says:
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      @SMLV1: You might have a chance? Ilyasova is super skippy, and Jamal has been out, Cousins is injured. Wade misses games here and there. Harrison Barnes is kinda? You might have a chance!

    • Slim

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      @SMLV1: I havent looked through all the schedules but I think you’ve got him. Ilyasova. Crawford. Barnes is no bueno. Cousins is a question mark. Wade is always a question mark. The spot I would look to use as a streamer is Varejao’s and I would try to stream for boards first and if you need to latter in the week switch to assists. I would also focus more on steals than blocks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @SMLV1: For sure have a chance, anything can happen, both teams look fairly even

  15. Michael Smith says:
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    Drop Jeff Adrien for Kyle O Quinn?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Michael Smith: Yep. Looks like Adrien’s role has been defined and its 20ish minutes. O’Quinn’s… does that really have 2 apostrophes in it? Strange. Anyway O’Quinn’s role looks to be expanding to over 25 minutes and with Vucevic down right now the upside is enormous. This is an easy, no look back kind of move.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael Smith: Completely agree. O’Quinn is the best st pattys day add ever

  16. Shaft says:
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    Rotoworld is saying Farmar suffered a right groin strain in practice today. Will see a specialist tomorrow to determine his prognosis.

    Grab Marshall for Chalmers on the news? 8 cat

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: Is the specialist at a Gentleman’s club?! Hey oh! Yeah I’d get Marshall

  17. I love lamp says:
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    I need to pick 2 to start tonight. vince carter against boston, augustin against OKC, or gerald henderson against ATL? I’m thinking augustin and gerald? 12 team h2h points league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @I love lamp: As I was reading, I thought the same two as well.

  18. Wishing I was Golden says:
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    I have a bye this week, but looking at next week DJ Augustin is only playing twice for me. My team:

    Ty Lawson, James Harden, D.J. Augustin, Khris Middleton, Klay Thompson. LaMarcus Aldridge, Chris Bosh, Dirk Nowitzki, Jose Calderon, Eric Gordon, Brandon Jennings, Wesley Johnson, Jodie Meeks, Corey Brewer

    Would you drop DJ for Markieff Morris who would play for me at PF that is somewhat barren?

    • Wishing I was Golden says:
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      @Wishing I was Golden:

      O’Quinn is also available but only plays 3 times. Also available is Marshall, but I’m hoping I get enough assists to not get his one cat help.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Wishing I was Golden: Hmmmm. All good points there, can you stream during the week? DJ actually has three games Mon, Fri Sun unless you’re in a diff format or you’re accounting for a full line-up. So what I might do is roll out DJ on Monday then stream from there hoping that Kieff or O’Quinn are out there.

  19. allen says:
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    I have a bye this week..hang onto kyrie or cut him loose?????

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @allen: Hmmmm. If there’s one guy on the wire that really doesn’t belong there I think you can cut, but I might wait it out until at least late in the week so you can quickly pounce on a hot guy… Haha that sounded wrong…

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @JB Gilpin:Kyrie is done. 2-weeks on inactivity. His goose done be cooked.

      • Bi-Felicia says:
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        @JB Gilpin: That’s really gey…lol

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