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“Deer in the headlights”.  Makes sense for this team!  And it starts with the pack leader Mr. Larry Drew, who we’ve slammed on ad nauseam here on Razzball hoops.  But to rub salt on the wound, or in Milwaukee’s case I guess it would be to leave out a salt lick, both fantasy relevant Bucks bigs are hurt.  Larry Sanders – who was first reported to just having blurry vision after being poked in the eye – actually has a fractured orbital bone.  Could this have actually happened later that night at a Milwaukee nightclub receiving a right hook from a bouncer?  Maybe!  I’m just excited to see Sanders in rec specs.  All he’ll need to do now is grow a goatee and dye it white and he really will be Colonel Sanders!  Then to top it off, John Henson rolled his ankle last night landing on Zaza Pachulia‘s foot.  Zaza was like, “Henson, is this your ankle?  It struck my foot!”  No updates on the severity, but we saw how long they waited to bring him back from that wrist injury so I’m a little sceered.  For Sanders, I’d try and wait until he sees the specialist today to tell him how jacked up his eye socket is.  It’s been suggested it could be 1-6 weeks, so if indeed closer to the full 6 weeks and you’re barely hangin’ by a thread I think you have to cut him loose.   Tough to take a 0 the last weeks before the playoffs. Henson is another wait and see, but I doubt it will be nearly that long.  But in both cases, if you’re in H2H and really needing a win this week, I couldn’t fault losing either in a All-Star Weekend shortened matchup.  An extra start means even that much more in a week like this one.  Sure someone will probably scoop up your Bucks roadkill to cook into their Chinese Food, but hey, at least it’s not in your dinner.  Zaza is worth a look himself as a streamer in the interim.  Here’s what else I saw last night in fantasy hoops:

Marreese Speights - The ace of Speighhhhhhhts!  Oh man, couldn’t wait to bust that one out again!  I screech that out loud every time I type it.  Exploded for 32/8/1/0/3 in the Warriors blowout of the Sixers.  Shot 12-15, hit a trey, and was unstoppable.  “He’s a good shooter when he’s on!”  Before anyone gets excited, who were the Warriors facing?  That’s right, the 76ers.  Plus no Andrew Bogut or Jermaine O’Neal.  Nothing to see here.

David Lee - Well, at least one of the other GS big men could make it back!  13/13/4/1/1 in 31 solid minutes.

Draymond Green - Continues to start over Harrison Barnes.  Well, Barnes would be a tiny NBA PF, but still, Green is playing decent and even pretty good last night.  11/11/1/0/4 with a trey.  But, as we’ve said just as ad nauseam as hating on Drew, it was against the Sixers!

Andre Iguodala - Rainbow line!  11/7/6/2/2.  What we love to see.

Quincy Miller - Started at the 2 over Evan Fournier with Ty Lawson out.  Damn you Brian Shaw!  I think he hates the Virgin because it reminds him how immoral he is… Wow, too far!  I just wanna see the Virgin get 30 mins a game again!  Miller was awful, Fournier wasn’t much better, this game was a mess.

Randy Foye - Shot 2-13.  But did hand out a dimebag!  Pretty much the only fantasy positive in this game for the Nugs.

Roy Hibbert - Oh man!  Just a steal away!  14/12/2/1/4.  He’s gotta have, like, 9 inches on J.J. Hickson.  Hah, it’s not that bad, but man, that tipoff must’ve been so anticlimactic…

George Hill - After the huge breakout Friday night, two straight ho-hum but usable games.  10/7/5/2/0 and was owned in way too many leagues for too long, but you might get lucky and have him on the wire in really shallow leagues.

Tyreke Evans - 23/5/10/3/0 after getting a non-injury DNP Coach’s Decision.  Tactics be workin’!  Kinda like Tic Tacs be workin’.  New advertising campaign!  Evans has been so friggin’ inconsistent, but showed you last night why he needs to be owned in most leagues.

Pelicans Funny Stat - So I look over and see they had four blocks.  Anthony Davis?  Zero blocks!  So without looking, guess who you think had em.  1 went to Eric Gordon.  Nice work.  A little random.  But there’s three left.  Guesses?  Place your bets!  If you had all three on Luke Babbitt then you’re the king of the world!  What the hey?!  Babbitt is more of a ThrAGNOF than anything else, but I guess when his name is what it is, he has to have some hop in his step…

Kyle Lowry - The magic is still yet to end.  My bad telling you to sell high all year.  His oft-injured career had an eye in the Hurricane in 13-14.

Patrick Patterson - Got the start for Amir Johnson.  And boy was it a beaut!  7-11 FG (3-5 3PTM 5-6 FT) 22/6/2.  I pumped him hard as a deep league option and he’s playing well.  33 minutes in the start to Tyler Hansbrough‘s 15 off the bench.  Pit Pat has taken over!

Danny Green - Ehrmmm… Yeah… Matchup looked good on paper!  Cue The Price is Right womp womp sound…

Cory Joseph - 11/3/9.  So close to a dimebag off the bench!  We don’t call that bench warmer we call it bench blazer…

Kyle Sigler - Mo Cheeks gets fired and they’re still starting Singler?!  Well, I guess they can’t argue with the results being the Spurs… But get KCP back in there!

Jared Sullinger - Staying hot!  13/10/2/1/4.  Remember when Sullinger vs. Kris Humphries was a debate?!

Kelly Olynyk - Double double off the bench for 14/11/3 in only 21 minutes.  Turned being the water boy into wine!

Brandon Knight - Might be, nay, is, the most consistent player Milwaukee has had all year.  Remember the hamstring issues and how uncertain he was gonna be?  Pretty remarkable.

Dwight Howard - Let’s play, “where’s the stat killer!”  18/15, good, 2 assists and a steal from a big, nice, we like!  3 blocks, that’s tasty, 4-5 FT?! What is this, The Twilight Zone?  But no, it’s 6 TOs!  “Hey Dwight, we’re the team in red!”

Patrick Beverley - Double digits in 4 of the past 6 games averaging over 2 steals per in that timeframe.  14/5/2/3/0 with four treys and 0 TOs last night.  That’s efficiency, Dwight!  We still like PBev here in Razzball Nation.

Chase Budinger - 15/7 after putting up 19 last game.  28 minutes in the start and jacked up 14 shots.  Sounds like Budinger to me!  But the minutes and ThrAGNOF-ness make him worth a look in deepers.

 

I hope everyone had a solid start to this shortened week, and if you love in the Southeast, drive safe in this weather!

  1. Lasandro says:
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    Just go ahead and pick up Carroll for Henson off the wire, for the next two games leading up to AS break? And is Zaza gonna continue his consistent near-dub dubs and other stats, you think? Didn’t even wanna consider dropping Muppet Man before he rolled his skinny ankle today

    • Lasandro says:
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      And of course Reke has to throw a spanner in the works with his crazy game today.. He’s on the wire too

    • Lasandro says:
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      Forget all that – need two games outta my flier and will be picking between kaman and W Johnson. If you tell me that Johnson has every chance to continue his mins with boards, threes and other stuff, I’m in. Both good options for me as I need help in brds, threes and pts

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Yeah I’d go Johnson for the two games as well. Such a short week!

  2. Moes says:
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    Maaaan Hanson down again?! Every few weeks he goes down.. Now kinda understand why they play him so little ( at the start of the season) so brittle……

    Hey, in my keeper – rebound – dd league
    Should I trade a.davis for Lbj? The owner of lbj said he would almost for sure do it one for one……
    Lbj has how many prime years left? Hes so reliable .. Iron man but a.daivs is perfect for that league.. What should i do? Thx

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Moes: OH man, that one is close. I think with Davis’ age and the DD boost, I would have to keep Davis.

  3. Adam says:
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    Use #1 waiver priority on Booze-Cruise? Someone just dropped. Amir Johnson is also on waivers. His injury serious?

    Team – had stacked keepers but fading due to injury…

    Guards: Curry, Harden, Reddick, Calderon, Waiters, Burks, Sessions
    Forwards: George, Griffin, Butler, Marion, C. Lee
    Centers: Noah, Jordan
    IR: Westbrook, Horford

    • Adam says:
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      @Adam: 10 H2H

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Adam: I’d rather Boozer. Johnson is just too inconsistent. I would drop Sessions I think

  4. Barenrewn says:
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    Dwayne Wade’s owner is getting fed up with all the games he’s sitting out. I think I might be able to swap Henson (also always injured) for Wade. What do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Barenrewn: Yeah I’d take Wade there, so much more upside.

      • Barenrewn says:
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        @JB Gilpin: He countered w/ Wade for Vucevic. Would you still do it? I’m fine @ PF/C so it’s more of an upside play. I’ll probably just drop Henson and stream the slot.

  5. AJ says:
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    Thoughts on dropping Korver for Tyreke Evans or PBev ? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: If you wouldn’t be missing out on 3s I’d have no problem grabbing Evans

  6. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    JB,

    I could use some help at the PF spot. What do you think of the following proposals?

    My John Wall for David Lee/Oladipo
    Wall/Gortat for LMA/Heyward

    • Johan Barleycorn says:
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      P.S. I have a healthy CP3 returning to carry my PG slot.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Johan Barleycorn: I like them both, seem to both fit your needs. I would rather the Aldridge one, you get the best player in return

  7. The Tristan Thompson Conundrum says:
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    I got offered Pekovic and Westbrook for Lebron thoughts? Probly not right?

  8. Mic C. says:
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    What do you guys think about trading Duncan and E turner for Knight and Taj?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mic C.: Even as a huge Knight fan, I think it’s giving up a tad too much in redrafts

  9. m1chael says:
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    Whats up JB!

    So… just dropped Livingston for Zaza.
    I don’t know who to play and who to sit for Wednesday’s games.

    I’m probably going to sit Hawes as he’s been sucking hardcore.
    Going to sit Pekovic also since he’s been injured.
    Now the question is… Who do I sit out of these guys??
    Zaza, Tobias, JJHickson, RoLo, PBev, JGreen.

    Thanks JB

    • m1chael says:
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      @m1chael: I’m losing FG% FT% BLKS TO’s. I’ve punted FG% and TO’s as I have Wall and Curry..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @m1chael: Hmmm, without looking too close at the matchups, I’d think it might be Tobias of those

      • m1chael says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Sorry let me rephrase… who do I play out of those guys. I should play Tobias??

        • m1chael says:
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          @m1chael: Sorry ignore my question.. haha its been a long day for me.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @m1chael: Haha no prob :)

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @m1chael: Oh I thought I had to pick one to bench from that last group. I would bench Tobias. You need some blocks and like the others more

          • m1chael says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB. Sorry to confuse you.

  10. 740 says:
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    JB, my Irving, Lawson, Varejao for Paul, Rondo, and either T. Jones or D. West. would u make that trade? and if so who would u rather have Jones or West?

    Thanks!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @740: Mannnn, very very close. I think I like the deal. Paul is the best player in it, Rondo looks solid, and Varejao is brittle. I think I’d rather West but very close.

  11. yokev_o says:
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    This man Henson can’t stay on the floor JB would it be wise to drop him for stuckey sitting out on the wire. At least he can help me with points. Let me know brotha.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @yokev_o: If youre in h2h and really need the help this week, def have no problem with it. Still would like Henson more ROS

      • yokev_o says:
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        @JB Gilpin: and also my team consists of Lowry, kemba walker , Steve blake, Wesley Johnson, jimmy butler, Kyle korver, Derrick favors, Ricky Rubio, Ty Lawson, Henson, Jordan hill, Jameer Nelson, ariza, and al Jeff it’s a 9 cat 10 team h2h league do you have any suggestions in order to prep myself for the playoffs I’m currently in 3rd with no superstars.

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          @yokev_o: and I forgot to throw in vucevic he’s on the squad also… And I recently got a trade offer his Paul George and iggy for my vucevic, korver, and Rubio. What do you think JB?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @yokev_o: Oh man, yeah I think I’d have to take the George deal. Think you can afford to lose the big man stats of Vuc and Rubio has been inconsistent. Will also open you a spot for Stuckey

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I know we both love Henson, but how on earth will he be able to register 25-30min per ROS with Zaza, Larry, Ekpe and Radulija back in the fold? Think Im maybe forgetting another big, too. He is almost a lock to produce fantasy woprthy stats if he hits that time limit

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Well, if healthy, and that’s a big if, he’s better than all those guys. Ersan also as a 4 limits the big man minutes too. He’s just brittle though, and young, and no reason to play him big minutes either so yeah, losing some minutes upside. But Henson can produce in small minutes, has done it some this year and last year

  12. Zar says:
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    Larry Drew didn’t mess with me this time!

    Henson with an ankle and Sanders with a broken orbital bone (1-6 weeks). I have both of them on 2 teams…..should I be dropping one of them? Pachulia is out there, Demarre Carrol is available in one league and Kaman is available in another. I don’t see anyone I want for either and the break is approaching, making me think that holding them for this week might just be the best choice ….

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Zar: Nope! Yeah I covered them above and my thoughts. Carroll is a def add for one of the two. Probably losing Sanders. BUt you can wait until news comes out after Sanders sees this specialist, might help the timetable

  13. Kevin says:
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    Hey JB. I want to be better at assists and 3s. does trading my favors and trey burke for wesley matthews sound fair to you?

    i was also trying to package burke, tyreke evans, and a big (like favors, howard, or varejao) for derozan and stephenson.

    I have:
    John wall, Oladipo, Mario Chalmers, Kyle lowry, Trey burke, Tyreke Evans, James Johnson
    Anthony Davis, Anderson varajao, Dwight Howard, Robin Lopez, Derrick favors

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kevin: Nah nah nah don’t do that. Burke still has upside and Favors is fine, should command much more than Wes. The second deal makes a lot more sense. I would explore those options starting with Varejao (injury concerns).

      • Kevin says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB. What about trying to trade varejao for wesley matthews?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Kevin: That would work too, I like that one

  14. hamtime says:
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    which side do you prefer rest of season: westbrook, pau, chalmers or lawson, varejao, reggiejax?

    also, please rank rest of season: budinger, farmar, vasquez, zaza

    thanks as always!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hamtime: Westbrook side. He and Lawson should be similar, like Pau more than Varejao and Reggie will lose a lot of value. Those guys depends on needs, probably the order you have them

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