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All hail Trey Burke!  May all the inhabitants of the great Salt Lake City and all their respective wives rejoice!  And… the Jazz are still atrocious.  Poor Tyrone Corbin.  He’s got to fiddle with Burke, Alec Burks, John Lucas III and now Diante Garrett at the point.  Jerry Sloan got John Stockton.  Then Deron Williams.  It just ain’t fair!  In yet another Jazz loss moving them down to 1-12, Burke got 12 minutes even, going 11/1/1 with a steal and hitting a trey shooting 5-8.  Trey with the trey!  If only Deuce McAllister was an NBA player.   Deuce with the deuce!  Or if McAllister was a dunker, “Deuce with the upper decker!”  I had the unfortunate pleasure of doing highlights for my second Jazz game now, but it was cool to see Burke’s debut and I thought he looked pretty good.  His first NBA points were off a long rebound then coast-to-coast for a controlled, attacking floater.  Obviously he’s getting eased in and he’ll get more minutes – hippity-skippity to a few months back and I was bigger on Burke than anyone – but I’m not ready to go nuts and drop quality guys for him.  Of course it’s a case-by-case scenario, but I really wanted Burke to get tons of preseason work; instead he broke his finger and missed some really crucial development time.  For example, I think I’m still holding Patrick Beverley over him.  PBev is the Razzball “why can’t I quit you?!” fantasy asset.  Lucas III is obviously not a long-term solution, and while he’s in the mix, he didn’t look good last night but was the only guy that could hit any long balls.  Alec Burks looked awful, sure his line 8/1/1/1/2 is fine, shot 3-6 – fine – but racked up 4 TOs in 16 minutes.  Just looked bad.  Which brings me to Diante G, who I thought looked really good.  Garrett actually led the Jazz in PG minutes with 20, and racked up a 4/1/6 line with three steals and only 2 TOs (one late one was pretty bad, but the game was over) and played down the stretch.  Garrett was the only point who could create opportunities.  So it’s a little crowded with Burks’ potential wilting away and Garrett looking decent as a D-League gamble and could get run through the season.  I think Lucas III gets cut at some point and Burks plays strictly backup 2 minutes, but that’s just me.  It’s a mess.  Shocker, considering it’s the Jazz!  Here’s what else I saw last night:

Gordon Hayward – One of the all-time worst shooting nights in NBA history going 1-17.  At one point, the Pelicans play-by-play guys said Hayward stared at them going back on D after they were clowning his shot.  It woulda been worse if it was me!  “Hayward looks like a little Josh McRoberts out there!”  “It’s like watching Andre Drummond try to shoot a free throw!”  But in all seriousness, his shot looked awful and it probably was a fluke night since his shot looks fine most of the time.  Plus you love the dimebag he handed out going 6/6/11/1/2.

Anthony Davis - He looks like a lanky 17-year-old playing against 12-year-olds.  I mean, he’s faster, can dribble, is blocking everyone… 22/9/4/0/8… It’s just unfair.  Right now, he might be the 4th pick next year after Chris Paul.

Enes Kanter – Despite being under-sized and not nearly the raw athletic-ness of the Brow, looked pretty good against him in some 1-on-1s under the hoop.  19/9 with a block and went 8-13.   Worth a look to see if panicky owners in very shallow leagues cut him or a buy low.

Jeremy Evans – Returned from a shoulder injury going 4-4 8/1/1/1/1 in 13 minutes in his 2013-14 debut.  His shot looked surprisingly good and he can play a big 3 or decent sized 4.  Richard Jefferson played over 41 minutes last night.  Yeah, Evans is going to get a little run for deep-leaguers.

Ryan Anderson – Staying hot.  6-9 (4-6 3PTM 3-3 FT) for 19/5 and a block. He back.

Nene – If you’re in a league where no one owns Nene, that’d be cray cray!  I’ve been telling people his resurgence is real and he’s a must-own while healthy.  A huge 24/8/6/1/1 night.

Martell Webster – While he’s no Nene, I’ve also been saying Webster is a must-own while Trevor Ariza is hurt.  Another very solid 15/4/5/1 line shooting 5-11 with a pair of treys.

Bradley Beal – He’s pretty awesome.  26/7/8.  These Wizards are pumping out fantasy goodness left and right.  The Hibachi is closed, it’s an all-you-can-eat buffet!

Cleveland 2/3s – Well, C.J. Miles got the start but hurt his calf after only two-and-a-half minutes, which gave Dion Waiters 30 minutes after all his drama, and he shot like Gordon Hayward going 2-13.  The shocker is Matthew Dellavedova‘s 27 minutes, coming off the heels of a 31-minute run last Saturday.  He doesn’t really do much, but hit three threes last night.  Deep league ThrAGNOF if no Miles for a bit.

Paul George – Played like a superstar (given), racked up an elite line (usually given).  35/5/4/5/2 in a gorgeous rainbow line.  Sorry Knicks!  My stream for the cash almost took a bad turn in this game, but up to 5!

George Hill – There’s been a lot of Hill questions the past few weeks, and he finally delivered a big game going 23/8/3.  Only shot 7-18, but hit 4 treys.  He’s another guy that a few panicky owners in shallow leagues may have given up on.

Lance Stephenson – Another bad shooting night, but 9/9/5 with a block.  Keep giving Lance a chance!

Beno Udrih – Whoa nelly!  Made the most of his second start, going 19/8/4 with three threes.  I actually ranked Udrih!  Looked silly until now, but I thought he was a good fit for that offense if ever gotten a chance.  He’s 1/2 in those opportunities, so worth keeping an eye on while Raymond Felton deals with this hip injury.  I’m trying to punt Asts in REL and can’t move Felton for literally anyone.  If you’re an REL player and have a C eligible guy, I’ll give away Felton.  If this Rajon Rondo rumor becomes true and Felton is shipped off, Udrih would have some solid value until Rondo is ready.  But I still think that deal is doubtful.

Andrea Bargnani – Cold night for Il Diva.  4-16, but still 10/8 with a block and a three.  Still think you ride him out while starting.

Dwyane Wade – Sat again.  Yikes.  Wade owners must be more frustrated than Mario Chalmers owners who keep getting told he’s terrible!  The MC had another solid line of 9/3/8 with two steals.  I’m still not a buyer, too much inflation with Wade sitting out so much.  And since Wade is more-or-less fine just being controlled, not gonna buy it still.

Victor Oladipo – Welcome to the starters!  And what does he do?  Rainbow line in his first NBA start!  Screw that the Magic got blown out!  20/4/2/5/2 but completed it with a 8 TO night.  Instead of a cherry on top, it was a cherry bomb on top.  But he led the Magic in minutes at 36 and showed us his huge potential.

Arron Afflalo – Hit seven more threes.  Brings his scoring up to 22.5 a game.  Arron Afflalo.  22.5 points a game.  What the hell.

Luminescent Lithuanian – This is getting really, really bad.  And not making too much sense, he was playing with the ball hog brigade of Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay last year!  Only 22 minutes 4/4/2/1/1.  At least he chipped in where he could.

Spencer Hawes – 37 minutes of 28/10/3.  Easier to hit shots when Valanciunas isn’t on the court!

Daniel Orton – Got the start with Thaddeus Young out for personal reasons.  In case you were wondering if there was a glitch looking at the Sixers starting line-up…

Michael Carter-Williams – Returned to action, and played like the MCW we expected heading into the year.  2-10 10/6/6 with 6 TOs.  Did block two though, which was nice.

Tony Wroten – Even with the MCW return, played 28 minutes and had some run with MCW.  Shot poorly at 3-11 and only had 9/2/4, but I think he can be useful in deeper leagues.

Evan Turner – Continues to show he can be multi-cat even when he’s cold.  4-13, but 13/10/5/3 slash.  Still kinda can’t believe he’s doing this…

Kemba Walker – Found his stroke!  It took a while, but after 7 straight brutal shooting nights went 12-20 31/5/2/1/1.  Who the hell did Kemba block?  Hit four threes and back on pace.

Josh McRoberts – It’s like he’s trying to shoot with Kitten Mittens on!  2-6, but 6/7/5/1/2 near rainbow line.

Al Jefferson - Another game out.  I think now is the optimal time to buy low.  I’m going to take a break from the article and offer up some scrubby proposals…

J Smoove – Making rainbow lines a theme!  Unfortunately it wasn’t nearly as good as his double-rainbow last Friday, but 11/6/2/3/2 against his former team.

Andre Drummond – I’m turning the corner a tiny bit.  10/12/0/4/1.  What the hell was Al Horford doing with the ball?! “Here, take it Dre!”  At least Drummond never got fouled…

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – My rookie lovefests sure couldn’t hit anything last night.  More on that later.  1-9 4/4/1 in another rough start in 23 minutes.  At least he’s not turning the ball over, he’s only had one TO since the Pistons first game, in about 120 minutes.  Kinda wild for a rookie, sure he’s not really diming either, but I’m looking for silver linings here!

DeMarre Carroll – Rainbow it up!  This was a huge game from the NBA’s Run-DMC, going 11/12/3/2/2.  Led the Hawks in minutes.  And this was a game after Mike Scott led them in minutes.  Wonky rotations, but it workin’!

Kyle Korver – His production is going down, but he’s turning into something besides the ThrAGNOF poster boy… 8/5/2/2/1 in a near rainbow, hitting two 3s.  Played over 32 minutes, but a little worried of the Lou Williams factor creeping back in.

Caron Butler – Returned to the Bucks last night, and it didn’t matter as they lost their sixth straight.  9/7/1 in 29 minutes.  Still too boring.

Ekpe Udoh – Talk about boring!  Started at the 4, and in 20 minutes went 0-1.  No other stats except 2 TOs and 3 fouls.  How is that even possible?!  As KG would reiterate – “Anything is possible!”

John Henson – So many rainbows last night!  Lots of fantasy goodness going around.  10/7/2/2/2 in 26 bench minutes.

Ersan Ilyasova – Returned from his kankle.  “I don’t has Kankles!”  Shut up, Ersan… Almost put together a rainbow himself, going 5/5/4/2/1 shooting a poor 2-8.  Worth being sure he’s owned, and I would start looking at formulating some buy-low offers if he gets through the next Bucks game healthy.

Kevin Love – Minneapolis newspaper headlines – “LOVE IS COLD!”  No, I think that’s just called upper Midwest Winter.  It’s effing cold here in NC!  Love was spraying his shots around like vomit from The Exorcist, going a mere 2-14.  Shooting like Gordon Hayward!  Haha, just too fun…  Still a fantastic trip-dub flirt 10/12/8.

Kevin Martin – Got 10 rebounds?! Whaaaaa????  28/10/4.  K-Mart is open for business.  I had him buried way too deep heading into the year.  Adelman to the rescue!

Kawhi Leonard – Welcome back Kawhi!  16/8/2/5/1 hitting a three.  Near rainbow, and near to my heart!  I love Kawhi.  One of my favorite NBA players.  Got 32 minutes which led the team.  First time he’s topped 30 in the past 5 – Popp, don’t let the Kawhi stop!

Jared Sullinger – Had a double-double in the first half.  What the hey?!  Is really coming on lately.  19/17 in 32 minutes with no other stats.  He’s like Z-Bo back in the day!  Or sorta Z-Bo now… I don’t trust anything on a Brad Stevens team right now.

Jeff Green - After getting yanked around, got his 39 minutes for 19/5/3 and a block.  Not great, but better.  I’m still a little scared as a Green owner in two leagues.

Vitor Faverani – Played 2:04.  He could start and play 30 minutes the next Celtics game.  I loved to cheer for Butler in the tournies, but I hate you Stevens… I hate you…

Archie Goodwin – After yesterday’s article, couldn’t hit anything going 0-8.  Still brought some energy with a 1/3/2/1 line in 18 minutes, but not boding well for more run!

Markieff Morris – As Les Grossman would say, “Markieff is a dying star. A white dwarf headed for a black hole. That’s physics. It’s inevitable.”

Gerald Green – Just couldn’t miss.  I mean, this is getting unreal for a guy who shot 36% from the field last year who is at 50% this year.  8-13 (6-8 3PTM) 23/2 with no other stats.  Now that’s a ThrAGNOF line!  Eric Bledsoe had to miss this one, so if Green can’t hit the deep balls when Bledsoe is back, he’ll have virtually no value.

Goran Dragic – Flashed what he could’ve been doing all year.  Flashed it like a Sharon Stone upskirt.  31/2/5/1 shooting 10-20 and hitting three treys.  Just has to stay healthy!  And avoid a trade…  The Suns just dropped two straight to the Kings.  Ouch.  Dragic on the block!

Marcus Thornton – Another DNP-CD.  Jimmer Fredette got 18 minutes.  Yeah, it’s bad.  The Kings are shopping the Bayou Bomber harder than the Suns should be shopping Green…

Monta Ellis – 37/2/8.  Shot 13-18.  As in, one more shot than Gordon Hayward.  Hahahahaha.

Jose Calderon – The Ast upside is falling apart.  In a game where Monta had 37 and Dirk Nowitzki put up 35, Calderon had only 3 assists.  And the icing on the cake is both Ellis and Dirk had more assists!  He’s only at 5.4 a game this year.  I’m surprised there hasn’t been more questions on him, but he’s falling down towards bottom end of rosters right now.

Shane Larkin – Dude, he’s looking realllllly good.  Gal Mekel got a DNP-CD, and Larkin went 17 minutes for 8/4/2/2/0.  Calderon I think is locked in as a starter, but this is Larkin’s show as the #2, and if Calderon got hurt, whewwwww-eeee!  Upside.

Dwight Howard – Tried to show up Mark Cuban for calling him out saying Dwight went to the wrong team, going 33/11.  And actually hit his freebies!  9-13.  Too bad the Rox still lost…

Patrick Beverley – A whopping 37 minutes to Jeremy Lin‘s 17.   9/2/3 with three threes and 4 steals.  Pretty useful line if you ask me!  Why he’s our “Can’t quit you!” player.

Terrence Jones – Pulled a Rudy Gay on us… Well, maybe not like that… Hit 8-13 for 18 solid points, but only 2 boards and 2 assists.  Did chip in a 3.  I’m not trying to throw cold water on him, it was still a good night.  I’m just bitter Omri Casspi can go 5-5 and only get 16 minutes!  #FreeCasspi!

Marc Gasol – Another big game, going 18/11/4/1/4 in a near rainbow.  All coming together!

Andre Iguodala – Started at the point with Stephen Curry out with a mild concussion.  Hopefully Steph is back soon, but Iggy was kinda awesome other than his FG%, going 7/4/14/2.  What a dimebag!

Andrew Bogut – Whoa, what happened to the 20ish minutes a night?  Went for over 43 minutes and racked up 12/14/2/0/2.  Shot 6-8.  With no Jermaine O’Neal and Bogut saying he’s 100% coming into the year, I’m buying some big runs coming.  As in, just ate Indian food big runs.

 

Next Games:  I’ve got TNT Overtime for Clippers @ Thunder then normal highlights for Bulls @ Nuggets.  So I’ll be watching every second of NBA action tonight!  Pumped to see a hopeful Wilson Chandler breakout, and all the other stars in these games deliver big lines.  Thanks for reading, and be sure to check out TNT OT later tonight to see some of the work I do!

  1. Slim

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    Someone I talked about last week got his 32 minutes. Terrence Ross went for 17/7/2/1/1 with 3 3’s and 0 TOs. in 32 minutes. That’s pretty close to my projections. For my REL team that’s where the good news ends. Nicholson, Bennett, Hardaway are all pretty much out of the rotation. Oh and Darius Morris was cut. You know it’s a deep league when one of your top players gets released. Thankfully it is shaping up to be a good week for free agents.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Yeah there’s gonna be a lot of heavy bidding this week. I don’t want to go into who I’m after! Ross looks good though, get the Gay outta Toronto! I imagine that would be a quote from their mayor…

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: Oh the setup you just gave for the crack smoking mayor of Toronto. It’s still a little too early for a witty retort.
        I’m thinking about dropping Nicholson for a hot free agent this week. Should I hold and hope he finds his way back into the rotation or move on? I’m not convinced he’s a keeper for me whereas Bennett is and Hardaway probably will be. I think I’m going to continue to hold Hummel, he looks good and he can play 3 positions.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Slim: Ehhhhh, I think Nicholson has a tad more upside than Hummel but marginal… Not really a big fan of either, I was in the Hummel bidding though…

  2. mUshi says:
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    hey, i have gallinari on my bench and I’m thinking of dropping him.
    is he worth dropping for guys like markief, carroll, shumpert, vc, udrih, ridnour, blatche, hinrich? weekly 9-cat roto 13 teams… thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @mUshi: Yea I think he’s cuttable, I’d get Carroll then stream

      • mUshi says:
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        @JB Gilpin: dang! i should’ve asked earlier, i could have picked up tjones or webster… thanks man

  3. fitz says:
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    JB, what do you think of this tantalizing trade offer…

    I give:
    Kevin Love, Eric Bledsoe, Terrence Jones

    I receive:
    Ricky Rubio, DeJuan Blair, Taj Gibson, Paul Pierce, Jameer Nelson, Jodie Meeks

    I don’t even think Rob Ford would agree to this trade in his most cracked out moment.

    • allen says:
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      @fitz: do u really need all that depth? Loves been a monster keep him

    • JB Gilpin

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      @fitz: Agree with above, how deep is the league again? If really deep I like what you get, but 14 team or shallower I think you keep the studs

  4. Ryan says:
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    So I’m in a 14 team 9 cat h2h keeper league. We keep 5. I was offered Anthony Davis and faried for cousins harden. Do I consider this or counter? Some other players he has are kemba jennings evan turner and brook lopez. I’m just not sure if that trade significantly helps me.
    14 team h2h keeper

    pg damian lillard
    g george hill
    sg james harden
    sf kevin durant
    f john henson
    pf cody zeller
    c al jefferson
    c demarcus cousins
    util jj redick
    util Jeff Teague
    bn ben mclemore
    bn Lou Williams
    bn martel webster

    • Ryan says:
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      @Ryan: oh he also has mcw

    • @Ryan:

      I’d probably think really hard about that offer. While I won’t argue the merits of owning Anthony Davis (even moreso cause I passed on him), he is a legit Top 5 player especially in a 9 cat league, the Faried portion of that equation doesn’t do much for me. He’s an empty double/double with limited upside, in my opinion.

      Harden is every bit the fantasy stud that Davis is shaping up to be, and he’s still relatively young. Not Davis young, but at least 4-5 years more of stellar production young, which is the point.. Which leads me to MY boyfriend, Demarcus Cousins – who I can’t quit, nor stay away from in drafts. Outside of Anthony Davis, he’s my favorite young BIG to watch nighty and just oozes upside. Granted the stupid fouls, technicals and temper rants aren’t likely to dissipate – but, he’s a perennial 20/10 with close to 2 steals nightly and shoots well from the line. He’s a god damn bull under the hoop and has such a nice touch. He’s yummy when he’s right in the head.

      For me, the math looks like this:
      Anthony Davis = James Harden
      Faried < Cousins

      Not knowing the rest of your roster, I would probably make the move.

      • Ryan says:
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        @El Burro: @El Burro: FYI my team is listed in my original post

        • @Ryan:

          Ah, I misread the post. Sorry. Blame it on the rain.

          So the trade is in reverse of the way I read it. I’d stay put with Harden / Cousins. Your team is nice – especially if MIL frees Henson this year…

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ryan: Agree with above, I love the Brow but Harden is elite too. Don’t think a few extra years of youth for Davis is worth the downgrade of Cuz to Faried

  5. Good summary of the G shituation in UTA. Burke is the Buy Low, and we, collectively, have about 48 hours to do it. Lucas Version 3, Burks and even DG, are toast once he (Burke) gets his conditioning and hoop legs under him. Sitting with the worst record in NBA hoop, Jazz are definitely gonna give him the look, in my opinion.

    Terrence Ross should be getting a shout out with 30+ minutes. Couldn’t agree more with the ball hog comment and someone needing to get Gay or DeRozen the hell outta TOR. They would essentially lose nothing cause Ross steps right in and becomes ball hog #3. Seems like a no brainier move.

    You’re also on point with the Larkin comment. In limited run, he looked incredibly spry, quick and outside of Monte Ellis and Jae Crowder, probably the only DAL fella that runs the court above average. Translated: he looks like a blur amongst the walking dead. I like him as a deep league stash as well. Concur on the upside, although he plays a tad bit outta control. Thought Vince Carter was gonna bitch slap him at one point for not knowing the offensive set!

    Lastly, brings me to Rockets rotation… JB, I think you have to bench your Israeli boyfriend – TJones isn’t going anywhere. McHale seems to dig his knack for being around the ball, the fact he can step out and bomb the occasional 3pm and is pretty skilled defensively, which Casspi, unfortunately is not. It’s hard to argue how much better Rockets look offensively with TJones in mix instead of Asik… Casspi is defintely going to need an injury to Parsons or TJones to get more burn and be your huckleberry. ;(

    • Slim

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      @El Burro: I agree with all of it. I’m just not entirely convinced the Jazz are done with Alec Burks. I think eventually Richard Jefferson gets shipped out to help a contender and we see a starting 5 of Kanter. Favors. Hayward. Burks. Burke. I don’t see any reason for them not to.

      • @Slim:

        I hear you, and that’s a great way to look at it if/when that goes down… however, that’s a big sized IF.. but reading it here, certainly makes sense on paper. Those of us in deeper leagues with shallow benches, might not have the luxury to wait out that Burke pipe dream. I think 12 teamers can cut bait for sure.

        • Slim

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          @EL BURRO: Yeah he’s only deep league material for now. My prediction failed. (Sad emoticon)

          • @Slim:

            Mine too — I cut bait in my 14 team and 16 team… Too many other interesting fish in the sea. Hello, Terrence Ross and visions of 3’s raining on fools’ heads.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @El Burro: Thanks for all the agreement! And thusly, I agree with you on Casspi, Jones is a great fit and Casspi will only be the swing 3/4. He’s still fine in 20-teamers, I just had visions of 40-minute lines as a stretch 4. TJ looks great.

  6. Patrick says:
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    who would you rather have dirk or bledsoe? thanks in advance

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Patrick: I think Dirk

  7. Moez says:
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    Luminescent Lithuanian or Kanter bro? who is the better player in the future? next season/end of this season? I have Jonas and im thinking about trading Jonas/ Harkless for Kanter/Patrick Beverley.
    I like Kanter but he doesn’t block and with favs he might just not get hit the 10+reb mark as much as maybe jonas when he’s rocking – it’s a heavy board league – DD league
    I think raps make changes and maybe find a new C so.. im thinking jonas could see a big turn around But just thought id ask you! hope all is well!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Moez: Still going LL looking towards next year. No way the Raptors have all 3 of Lowry, DeRozan, Gay. That said, I like that trade offer and getter PBev. Love PBev and not a Hark fan

      • Moes says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thx you!

  8. Shaqtin'ACoon says:
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    With Ilyasova back, would you drop Henson for Sullinger?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shaqtin’ACoon: Unless you were killing blocks, I wouldn’t. Still think Henson does enough there to keep him over Sully

  9. MC says:
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    Hey, would u takeTrey Burke over George Hill? Thanx

    • Jau says:
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      @MC: lol no.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @MC: I don’t think it’s that far off looking for upside. But still Hill for me

  10. Pavel says:
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    would you pick up Brandon Knight, Foye, Selfaloosha, Marcus Morris
    by droppping: Frye, Reggie Jackson, Meeks
    ???

    • Jau says:
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      @Pavel: Depends what you need.

      • Pavel says:
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        @Jau: at this point best value.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pavel: I’d lose Frye for Knight

  11. TR says:
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    I just made this trade. Thoughts?

    I give:
    Davis, Wall, Derozan, Holiday

    And get:
    Griffin, Kyrie, Klay, and Kawhi

    I love how griffin is playing, think kawhi and Kyrie are going to get hot soon, and am in a league full of warrior fans and am going to sell high on him.

    • TR says:
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      @TR: him being Klay Thompson

      • Jau says:
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        @TR: I think you won the trade despite giving up AD. You got way more across-the-board guys than what you’re giving up.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TR: I’m on the other side, I’m not as crazy about it. Think Brow is best player in deal, Wall and Kyrie aren’t that far apart, and I’m not a big Klay fan. But using this trade and turning Klay around for something big might make it all gorgeous, I do love Kawhi.

  12. I just sold Jeff Green. The deal proposed to me was Nikola Vucevic and Ben McLemore for Green and Nikola Pekovic. I’m not excited about McLemore and will probably drop him for the waver flavor of the week but I felt Vucevic would provide me with a lot of value. I also roster Tobias Harris, who becomes my starting SF when he finally gets healthy.

    • Jay_0321 says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: I think that is an amazing deal. I think Vucevic is a real beast providing more than his ADP. Congrats!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @WNWDOTCOM: Agree, you got the best player, and unless it was like a 16+ teamer, you’re not losing the depth. Since McLemore might be dropped, I know it’s not the case haha!

      • @JB Gilpin: Thanks guys. I think now I’ll test the waters if I can sell Greg Monroe for an elite SF. Either way, I have Tobias waiting in the wings at SF.

        Only a 12-team league and I don’t mind having two streamline spots… But we’ll see if I can use my abundance of wealth at PF/C to attract a top tier SG/SF.

  13. Jay_0321 says:
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    I lead the league in 3’s and points. I just landed Korver in a deal and my guards are Irving, and Wall. I was thinking of making a trade using Calderon and Korver to try and get Oladipo and Howard. Do you see any trade targets that are ultimate buy-lows? I was thinking maybe offering Korver for Jefferson straight up? I need boards though.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jay_0321: Dude, if either of those trades went through I’d be ecstatic. Big Al is a great one, Wade might be a pretty good one, sitting out the past few despite being marginally healthy.

  14. Bobby says:
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    Alright I’ve about had it with Deron’s damn ankles. I don’t think I can take it anymore, more power to you guys that can. What do you think about Deron and Klay for Aldridge? Banking on Deron’s ankles and Klay’s inconsistency, I feel like it could be a win? What do you guys think? Too risky and dumb?

    • Jay_0321 says:
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      @Bobby: I would do my best to sell on ADP as well as proven statistics. Klay is a major sell-high and with Aldridge, you know what you are going to get. I would try and land someone else in the deal that will fill a need on your team.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Bobby: Semi-agree, but I’d take Aldridge right now if I could. Agree, I was passing on Deron everywhere, I wasn’t about to put up with the kankles

  15. Kevin says:
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    Im thinking about trading my miles plumlee and trey Burke for someone else’s Blake griffin. I’m pretty happy with my guards in my roster but could use more front court stats. I know the person I’m trading with is lacking some guards. Do you think he’ll take bait? If not, should I increase the offer with like oladipo? Please advise. Thanks again for all your guys input. You all are on top of it!

    • Kevin says:
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      @Kevin: I also have Carlos boozer on my roster too. I was thinking about adding him into the trade or some mix of it.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kevin: Thanks man! Can’t hurt to offer, I would throw it out there and see what happens. I would do the Oladipo one as well if straight rejected

  16. miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey, drop either green, mayo, ariza For ilyasova? Thanks!

  17. Prodders says:
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    Managed to concentrate further by getting Curry and Hawes for Wbrook, Monroe and Millsap. I think Hawes keeps up good production and didn’t like the iffy Millsap elbow business. I now have this in 10 team h2h:

    CP3
    Curry
    KD
    Harris
    Hawes
    Kawhi
    W Chandler
    Oladipo
    Hill
    Jonas / T Jones

    PBev, Nene

    Considering picking up Evans, Henson or Sully, but don’t want to drop anyone… the boiling down process may have to continue! Any thoughts?

    Also… kitten mittens… “Is your nba fantasy player fat, skinny, or an in-between?”

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      @Prodders: meant to add, I know it drops off a bit after my big 3, but I think some of my others have a ton of upside, and love the waiver wire game, so I find concentrating down into star players is a win-win. Hope you approve! I do probably lack depth though.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Prodders: Definitely approve! You have 3 top 6 players. If you’ve held Tobias this long, you might as well hold out, I like Henson the best but think I would hold Tobias too

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          @JB Gilpin: Tobias helped me bring it home last year (partly thanks to Razzball, thanks), so he’s one of my pet players / boyfriends, but I actually just got him as a sweetener in a trade. If for some reason the Magic don’t give him >30 mins I might move / drop him, but it sounds like he’ll be playing soon so may as well see how it goes. You often recommend Henson but the Bucks have a crowded rotation and he’s only really good for board, blocks and points thus far in his career. Do you think they give him big minutes as the season go on and that there’s more to come from him? I know the boards, blocks and pts are enough to make him roster worthy though. Ta!

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            @Prodders: Hah glad we can all have boyfriends and be cool about it! I do think they give him more run eventually.They might as well develop guys since they’re terrible. Why I’m holding out for Knight as well.

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              @JB Gilpin: I was doing the same, but I don’t remember him pulling up any trees even when fully fit as Pistons’ PG. Think he can do much better? Better fg%? Occasional dimebag?

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                @Prodders: Yeah I think he can. Remember in Detroit it was inconsistent Monroe, no Drummond, and W. Bynum playing 38 minutes or something nuts haha. Now he has Mayo, Butler, Ilyasova around him, all 3 decent shooters to stretch the floor. Like the upside, if he can stay healthy

  18. Jake Van Zuiden says:
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    Hey JB I’ve got a couple questions

    1) Who do you think has the better team? FGM/FTM/PTS/3PT/OREB/DREB/AST/STL/BLK/TO/DD
    Team 1:
    PG- Lillard
    SG- Beal
    G- Rubio
    SF- Thompson
    PF- Love
    F- A. Davis
    C- Drummond
    C- Kanter
    UTIL- J. Green
    UTIL- D Rose
    BN- Ilyasova
    BN- T. Harris
    BN- Valanciunas
    BN- Sullenger

    Team 2:
    PG- CP3
    SG- Reddick
    G- P. George
    SF- Iguadala
    PF- Ibaka
    F- Dirk
    C- Monroe
    C- Hibbert
    UTIL- Wade
    UTIL- Aflalo
    BN- Nene
    BN- Asik
    BN- Dragic
    BN- West

    2) I really want Paul George and I’m even thinking about moving The Brow in a trade to get him. What do you think about Beal, Davis for Dirk, George? If not tell me a trade i should maybe propose.

    3) I dropped Bargnani, Calderon for Harris, Illyasova. Was this the right move?

    4) What do you think about trading Davis, Thompson for Westbrook/Ellis, Cousins?

    I know this is a lot of stuff but would appreciate some answers. Thanks again!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jake Van Zuiden: 1) I like team 2 better, more elite guys. Guessing you’re team 1 based on your questions! 2) Yeah I buy that trade, about even, but like it. 3) Yeah I think so, mighta held out a tiny bit longer with Bargs for Harris, but mighta been risky. 4) Even as not a big Klay fan, don’t like that trade as much. No prob!

  19. AJ says:
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    Thoughts on offering up Curry/Duncan/Trey for Irving/Griffin?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @AJ: I think I narrowly still like Curry side. But close.

  20. JJ says:
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    is it worth it to drop Knight for Stuckey? sick of waiting

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JJ: I don’t think I would, but I am not a Stuckey fan

      • JJ says:
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        @JB Gilpin: ehh yeah I’m not a Stuckey fan either just getting desperate since I’m in last place lol

        anyone I should drop or try to trade?

        Beverley
        George Hill
        Beal
        MKG
        Ibaka
        Jimmy Butler
        Jason Smith
        Blair
        Jordan Hill
        Irving
        Harrison Barnes
        Josh Smith
        Knight

        • JB Gilpin

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          @JJ: I’d be fine dropping Butler for Stuckey. butler is gonna miss a good amount of time. Jason Smith might be worth dropping for a hot big as they come on the wire with Ryan Anderson looking so good. Blair is iffy too, but you’re prob in a deep league. Barnes is the only guy I think is a tad overrated, maybe he can get you something.

  21. The Nightman Cometh says:
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    Meeeoooww! I feel like most of the Bobcats will be wearing Kitten Mittens this season because they won’t be making any noise as a team. badum tish

    Quick question: The Luminescent Lithuanian was dropped in my league and I’m debating whether to pick him up. I’d probably drop either Henson or Plumlee.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @The Nightman Cometh: Haha. Yeah I’d pick up LL, probably for Henson. Still so much upside there, even if it takes a roster overhaul

      • The Nightman Cometh says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I was leaning towards that as well. Thanks!

  22. decaf says:
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    So my previous trades didn’t pan out, rejected either by me or the other manager.

    Another angle I’m looking at:
    My Conley & Jeff Green for his Marc Gasol

    12-team 8-cat roto
    PG – Conley, Wall, Parker, Thomas
    SG – Beal, Butler
    SF – J. Green, Parsons
    PF – Duncan, T. Harris, J. Henson
    C – Horford, D. Blair

    If that gets rejected, which big can I target with a package of Parsons and Conley/Parker/Thomas? I’d be a little upset giving up Parsons, but I do have T. Harris waiting in the wings. Do you think Parsons is a sell-high, or can he maintain his stats?

    I’m not really panicking about my REB yet, but it’s getting close, hehe. I want a 2-for-1 to conserve games played as well.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @decaf: I like that trade a lot if it’s taken. I like Parsons a lot, I think he will be close, but not quite where he’s at. You’re probably offering a tad too much, but I like Al Jefferson as a low-buy. Maybe Parsons and Thomas

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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks for the quick reply! You’re a beast at answering all these questions. ^_^

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @decaf: Thanks man! Yup any time overnight I’m around!

  23. miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey,

    Green and Butler just hit waivers, but not sure that I should change anything up…

    1 Paul, Lawson, Parker
    2/3 Leonard, Klay, DeRozan
    4/5 Boozer, Ibaka, Hawes, West, JV, Tyson Chandler

    What’d you think?

    As always, thanks!

    • miles proudfoot says:
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      @miles proudfoot:
      Oh Jimmy Butler by the way…

    • JB Gilpin

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      @miles proudfoot: Yeah I’d pass, Butler sounds like he’ll be a good while

      • AJ says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Funny how everyone just hears the name Butler and he’s an automatic add….lol smh

  24. Michael Pan says:
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    what do you think of larry sanders potential. i was offered a trade of faried for sanders?

    right now i am quite deep at the pf so i can afford to stash sanders but if he worth it?

    thanks

    • AJ says:
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      @Michael Pan: Wut? Naaa Sanders was dropped in my league right when he got hurt..and noooo one has touched him!

    • AJ says:
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      @Michael Pan: Unless your the one getting Faried then No….,…

      • Michael Pan says:
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        Thanks AJ

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael Pan: I’d rather have Faried. If a shallow league, Sanders isn’t worth the stash

      • Michael Pan says:
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        Thanks JB

  25. Jon says:
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    Someone just offered me Trey Burke for my Raymond Felton in a 12 team roto league…
    i think i will accept it due to higher ceiling from Burke.. wanted to know your thoughts! thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: I’m hating being a Felton owner. I’d take Burke for the upside as well

  26. Shawn says:
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    Thoughts on an offer?

    I give Burke and Knight, get Gay and Nash (throw in). I have Lillard, Teague, Calderon, and Ellis at PG also.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shawn: Yeah I like that, you don’t need those PGs with that depth

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