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Remember back in the day when you played Oregon Trail every waking moment?  I only sorta remember because I kept getting dysentery…  But I imagine an update should have the mythical creature of LaMarcus Aldridge as some sort of omnipotent deity that you hope comes to your aid.  “Your wagon is stuck in quick sand, use 1 of 3 remaining LaMarcus Aldridge summons?”  Hells yea!  And then I need him to save my oxen.  Huge game from LA last night putting up a career-high points and a sick 44/13/5/0/2 line including 14-17 FT while the crowd chanted “M-V-P” all 4th quarter.  Scored the last 15 points, went 8-8 at the stripe in the last 70 seconds, all in a 5-point win.  The Nuggets just had nothing for him inside when he was crashing the glass, and LA was boarding like a beast.  I know he’s had a lot of Goromotaros, but almost all the boards he got in this one were in traffic.  And the Nuggets were fouling him extremely hard all 4th quarter.  Gonna need an ice bath!  All he has to do is come to the east coast and jump in a lake.  One of my worst calls of the year was my poor Aldridge ranking, but if you can’t get it right, join em!  Or something like that… Traded for him in REL and in another league.  I don’t know why owners were pulling a Kurt Russell and trying to Escape From L.A., but enjoy your huge stats and the first-round value you’re accruing.  Here’s what else I saw last night in NBA news and action:

Damian Lillard – I’m sure owners are dismayed by the 11/2/3/0/2 line (with no treys), but in case you missed it, this dunk should cheer you up.  I know there have been some other flashier ones, but that’s one of my personal favorites thus far this year.  It’s no Blake Griffin‘s “the Kardashian”, but hey, it’s pretty effing nice.

C.J. McCollum – Looks like an NBA player.  On a ton of other NBA teams he could be killing it as a starting 1 or smaller 2.  7 Pts with two treys, and I think if Wesley Matthews ever got hurt (knock on wood), McCollum might leapfrog Mo Williams to start at the 2.

Nicolas Batum – Tough to score when LA is putting up 44!  Whoa, sounded like a sick lyric there… 6/7/10 in a very productive night.

Robin Lopez – Not that I mean to be arguing for Lopez, but helter-skelter tips around the bucket maybe shouldn’t count as FGA… 5-14 and I remember him taking like 3 shots.  12/9/2/0/2 is fine, I guess, but in the last 6 has 3 duds and 3 marginally useful games.  Meh.

Anthony Randolph – You know, looked pretty good out there…  Wanna hear something crazy?  11.6/6.5/1.3/0.8/1.5 was his line in 22:41 a game in 2009-10!  Just seems so long ago that he was going to be the next multi-cat big back on the Warriors…  4-5 last night (2-3 3PTM 2-2 FT) 12/3/1/1/1 in a solid game.  I don’t really like him that much, he’s looked awful at times when given minutes earlier in the year, but this was the best I’ve seen him in 13-14.

Evan Fournier – Only 14 minutes for a saddening 4/2 line.  The Nuggets played big most of this game, but was disappointing to see…  “Give me minutes or Viva la Revolution!”

Wilson Chandler – Battling through injuries, but this drive late in the game has me thinking he loosens up pretty well!  Loose enough to stretch out that horrific looking baby on his neck/chest.  The line wasn’t overly fantasy gracious at 18/3/0/1/1 with 4 TOs, but shot 7-11 and hit a three.  Still am a Willllsssooonnnnnn! fan.

Dwayne Wade – Sat yet again for four in a row.  I was trying to think of how I would write about how he’s a buy low, and every stream of logic shattered like a Top Secret Nazi falling off a castle.  Obscure Top Secret reference times deux!  Hold and hope he works out.

Chris Bosh – Brontosaurus alert!  31/6/0/0/1 shooting 15-22 and a trey.  A little unilateral, but very Bronotsaurus-y.

Mario Chalmers – 11/3/3/1/0 shooting a very efficient 5-6 and 1-1 downtown.  Still like Chalmers as a decent last PG for ya.

Nick Young – Still isn’t very good.  Is officially my starting 2/3 wing man on my most-hated NBA team.  My lineup would be PG Nate Robinson, SG Nick Young, SF J.R. Smith, PF Carlos Boozer, but center is tough.  It’ll be between Andrea Bargnani or Alex Len.  I think I’ll go Bargnani because he thinks he can fly!  That video might be the best clip, nay, the best thing ever.  Thanks to Shaft for sharing that with us.  And share your most-hated NBA line-ups in the comments!

Andrea Bargnani – While we’re on the subject, out indefinitely tearing his elbow ligament on that fall.  That recoil on his arm looked nasty.  Droppable in all leagues, obviously.  Except the all-JB’s most-hated league!

Kendall Marshall – Went back to his dispensary ways, dropping off a dimebag with 11 assists.  6/3/11 and still a primo-source of some dank assists.  

Ryan Kelly – Was off last night.  26 minutes for 7/5/2/1/0 shooting only 3-10 and inexplicably going 0-2 at the stripe after going 26 for his last 26.  I figured out why I hate him so much.  It’s not only that he’s a Dookie, it’s because he looks like a Who!  You would think they would teach him to hit his shots in the Whoville gym!  After the game, he blamed the Grinch for stealing his FT ability…

Ryan Kelly from Whoville 

Jodie Meeks – Is a boss.  22/0/1/2/0 didn’t stuff the stat sheet, but four threes and shot 7-13.  A few more good games, then it’s sell-high time if Kobe Bryant indeed sounds like he’ll be back.  Charles Barkley was sure adamant on advising Kobe to sit out the whole year…

Wesley Johnson – Hit a three, but other than that, I didn’t notice him.  Jordan Hill had a much better presence.  It’s been a whole season we’ve been mentioning Hill should have more minutes… Even if he does have pigtails…

Pero Antic – I mention his strong play and he has a fractured ankle… Whoops.  Be interesting to see when he’s back if he can still be a decent C that hits threes.  He’ll be out there everywhere.

Rudy Gay – MRI came back “negative” on his Achilles but he’s still gonna be in Das Boot for at least 3-5 days.  Doesn’t sound fun at all.  At least it wasn’t a tear of any sort!

DeMarcus Cousins – We knew X-Rays were negative, but is also in Das Boot.  Sacramento Orthopedists are going nuts right now!  Might only be a week.

 

I hope everyone is killin’ it so far this week in their matchups, and have a great weekend Razzball Nation!

  1. Slim

    Slim says:
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    Lin, Shumpert, Richard Jefferson, Glen Davis, Bynum.

    Nick Young deserves to be on this team but I wanted to be different.

    RKelly is about the goofiest looking guy out there but he’s got some game. The head/ball fake 3-pointer, 1 dribble to long jumper he has down. He isn’t being all that aggressive with his shot but from what I saw he only took open jumpers or drove to the basket. I saw no labradoodles! Some of his drives should have been fouls too. Refs were letting them play hard. He drew a charge on a LeBron drive at one point and jumped right back up, any other coach would have loved that play. The offense flowed through him on several occasions, he could have easily had 5 assists if his teammates shots were falling. Kendal Marshall kept passing it behind Kelly or Kelly would probably have had more 3s attempted. I think Kobe, who can be a willing passer, and an NBA caliber PG could really help Kelly. Nick Young did a good job of making sure no one else gets to shoot. I think he passed the ball less than 5 times in his 33 minutes. Hard for anyone to play well when Nick Young is on the floor. Kelly didn’t come back in in the 4th quarter and that is a BAD sign! It didn’t make much sense to me to have Jordan Hill covering Beasley but I guess he did OK. I thought he should have been better offensively with that match-up though. I think I’d rather see Sacre out of the rotation and have Kelly at PF, Pau at C, and Hill backup both positions. 30 minutes for all!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Hah that’s a pretty good squad. Nick Young can be your 6th man haha. Yeah I agree, no labradoodles and they just didn’t fall. Agree it was a hard hitting game. Fun to watch. Totally agree with that minutes share, but we know Doh-toni loves to mix in minutes for terrible players, like Young and Sacre…

  2. Clyde Prompto says:
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    That Bargnani “dunk” is tied with Paul George’s 360 windmill for my favorite of the year. My “All Hate” starting five would be Derek Fisher, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Garnett and Dwight Howard. The coach would obviously be Larry Drew.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Clyde Prompto: I think everyone’s coach is Larry Drew! Just the music on that video – so good

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I legit choked on my beverage when Shaft posted that video. First JaVale is taken from me, now Bargnani. I don’t know who to turn to for my ridiculously goofy basketball highlights anymore.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Clyde Prompto: Jan Vesely? Haha

            • Clyde Prompto says:
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              @Lasandro: Jan Vesley’s doin’ life right.

          • Clyde Prompto says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Ooh that’s a good one. Not sure if he gets enough minutes to fill the void on his own. I might have to just splice together highlights of him and like, Anthony Randolph to get by.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Clyde Prompto: Anthony Randolph looked surprisingly polished the other night! Lately Ersan Ilyasova could be an OK choice! Yeesh

              • Clyde Prompto says:
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                @JB Gilpin: Awww, sad but true. I used to LOVE Ersan. He, Igoudala, Noah and Ty Lawson are the guys I’d always wind up with on my fantasy hoops teams. I somehow didn’t end up with any of them this year, Not Handsome enough anymore, I suppose.

                • JB Gilpin

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                  @Clyde Prompto: Well Ersan and Noah have never really been pretty faces…

  3. Shaft says:
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    Haha thanks for the shoutout dude! My lineup would have to be luke ridnour, oj mayo, Caron butler, ilyasova and Larry sanders… And Larry Drew

    • Clyde Prompto says:
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      @Shaft: Hahaha. Man, are you a Bucks fan? If so, my condolences. At least you have Giannis!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: Hahaha nice

  4. Deandre says:
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    Who would you rather have, in a league that rewards DD and PPM(points per minute)

    Deandre Jordan and Oladipo or Marc Gasol. Really want Gasol, but think that Oladipo and Jordan is too much……

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Deandre: Hmmm, I would think Gasol wouldn’t be that great in PPM (not familiar with the cat really) while Oladipo excels there. I think I might hold too in such a format.

  5. Don Majkowski says:
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    What do you think of trying to deal Kendall Marshall for D Wade(assuming the Wade owner is sick of it??

    • Tony says:
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      @Don Majkowski: as a former wade owner (dealt him and jordan crawford 3 days before he was traded to GS for Plumlee and jamal crawford) I would NOT deal for wade, not even kendal marshall…. I mean MAYBE if it’s a daily line ups H2H league, but other than that he’s going to frustrate the hell out of you, he did that to me, i wouldn’t draft him ever again, his career is shot….

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Don Majkowski: I am biased because I do not own Wade anywhere, but yeah I would definitely do that one. Marshall is just a temp, other LA PGs will start hurting him when they’re back

  6. TR says:
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    Would you start Augustin, Beal, Sanders, Pierce, Butler, or Tyson Chandler? I have Augustin in right now because I gotta ride the hot hand until told otherwise by an expert

    • Tony says:
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      @TR: I’d go DJ man…. Hinrich’s out, Beal plays PHO so that’d be my 2nd option but I haven’t watched him lately, seems like his lines are decent, DJ’s just been on fire and he’s going to get big mins again tonight.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TR: In a vacuum, agree, start Augustin. If it is Roto/H2H and you need big man stats more, I would go Sanders for boards and blocks, but Augustin for overall value

  7. Hi friends –

    Been traveling a lot for work lately and haven’t been able to post as much as Id like… Glad you are coming around on McCollum and I agree on your statement regarding IF Mathews ever got injured he leapfrogs old man Mo. Kid has game.

    In annoying news, Larry Drew and Mike D’Antoni still have jobs. Also concur on Kelly. His game is meh. Looks slow, plays limited D – perfect for Lakers. I wont even get started on Jordan Hill. Think I’ve vocalized enough this year on him. MR. Pringles just doesn’t quite grasp the importance of defensive efficiency, defending the paint and banging the boards. This current style of play in giving up 120 pts per game, while “fun” offensively will never ever translate in the post season, if they ever get there in 2017. The post season is the only thing that matters in LA, so essentially the system (and coach) has to go in order for their to be any hope for future Laker fans. Just a fact. Ask James Worthy and Byron Scott. Oh and Swaggy P … can derelick my balls, capitan

    Things that pain me — the mounting number of NBA injuries. This week, as the proud owner of Terrence Jones, DeMarcus Cousins, Darren Collison in my weekly league, I say “GFY”. Last week it was Wilson Chandler. I shouldn’t complain under the circumstances, cause i dropped Danilo finally meaning small victory for Wilson….

    In things that make me feel warm and fuzzy — DJ Augustin!

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      @EL BURRO: did you call wes matthews old?

      LOL, He’s 27

      I’d say Portlands been rolling all year, and McCollum coming back from injury they’re really going to ease him back, hence the 10-15 mins per game so far….. I wouldn’t look for alot of him this year. He may have game but its not going to come to fruition this year if you ask me. It would take an injury plus then he’s gotta be given minutes.

      • matt says:
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        @Tony: pretty sure he was talking about mo williams

      • @Tony:

        Tony – was alluding to Mo Williams. He of 31 years of age and “old”… not Wes Mathews, unless you call Wes, “old man Mo” perchance. I think you need to re-read what I wrote.

        I hear you on Portland. Saying that they are rolling this year might be the understatement of the century. This has far surpassed my wildest expectations of them …

        Regarding CJ, I’ve been bullish on him all year. Watched him play in college, watched him play in summer — he’s legit. My point had more to do with an injury, if/when that happened and agreeing with JB, in that, it would not surprise me if he “leapfrogged” Mo Williams in getting starter minutes run. Like Mo, he can play both the 1-2 slots and can light it up from outside – he’s a scoring guard, not a true point so there’s that. He’s definitely in their long term plans. With all respect to Wes, cause he’s having a phenomenal year… I just happen to be a CJ supporter and enthusiast, and he’s finally getting to play after sitting out the first 1/2 of the year with an injury, which is nice…Essentially, his emergence is like POR going out and acquiring more back-court depth at the ASB, if that makes sense.

        • @EL BURRO:

          My all – GO FUDGE YOURSELF TEAM

          1st Team – Nick Young, Nate Robinson, Pau Gaysol, Kevin Garnett, Andrew Bynum

          2nd Team – Nick Young, JR Smith, Landry Fields, Tyler Hansbrough, Amar’e Stoudemire

          Yes, Nick Young is MVP and made my 1st and 2nd team. Dude doesn’t pass. Ever.

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            As a Laker fan I concur with everyone about Nick Young. But its fun to listen to the Laker announcers heckle him mercilessly. Makes him kind of a fun guy to have around during this season of suffering. This Laker team is actually “fun bad”. You know they arent going to win much. The scoring is always high and the games are kind of entertaining. Id rather watch them then a team like the Knicks who are just plain old sad.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @EL BURRO: We got a lot of similar players! Haha

    • JB Gilpin

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      @EL BURRO: Welcome back! Glad to have you returning. Yeah, I mean I never hated McCollum just knew they would be slow and cautious and there are a lot of guards there. Didn’t help old man Mo that he had a knee-to-knee hit and looked sore. And very old. Nice Zoolander reference! Hate Young. I wish Billy Zane was my friend. He’s a cool dude. Augustin is the man! After seeing his second game I think for the Bulls, I pushed a lot of chips in. Good point on McCollum being like picking up a free agent. Just a magic year for them right now with no injuries to the starting line-up. Knock on wood

  8. matt says:
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    Big time Snub for LA What do you expect even you let fans vote.. Kobe? Wtf

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Haha why fan vote is ridiculous, but hey, all in good fun

  9. sam smith says:
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    Thoughts on this trade?

    I give up Marcin Gortat and Tony Parker

    I get Monta Ellis

    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @sam smith: I know Parker sits a lot and is frustrating but I think I would hold

  10. Zar says:
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    Thanks Slim, Looks like I’ll be getting Dirk for Zbo and Reggie. Augustin is still available too. What are your thoughts on this trade jb?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Zar: Nice, I like it! So your free position turns into DJ? Nasty trade, I like DJ over Reggie anyway.

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        @JB Gilpin: Twas all slim :D, I got him to thank for that one! Oh..and the guy who traded me dirk might have done so cause he lost bargs…. ? I’m not complaining here :D

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Zar: Bargs should just be a drop and ignore forever to everyone now haha

  11. Mr. Ballistik says:
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    Although I wouldn’t trade-for-Wade, he is sitting at the top of the waiver-wire in my league. It’s a 10-team H2H 8-category. I’m comfortably in first-place with no need to take a risk for the playoffs.

    Should I drop Collision and HOPE that Wade actually plays enough during the playoffs (which start in 2 weeks in my league) to make it worthwhile? If Collision’s toe keeps acting up, he might not be worth anything in when in matters.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mr. Ballistik: Yeah he definitely needs to be owned. Drop Colly asap. Early playoffs, but Paul will be back in like 3 weeks, so I think you’re better off with Wade

  12. I love lamp says:
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    would u do durant and meeks for aldridge and isaih thomas? OKC has a bad fantasy playoffs schedule and im lookin to sell meeks high with kobe returning soon

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      @I love lamp: i’m sorry i meant j.j. reddick instead of isaih thomas

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @I love lamp: Nahhhh I wouldn’t be moving Durant

      • I love lamp says:
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        @JB Gilpin: even though OKC has a horrendous fantasy playoff schedule? I love durant but he’s not much use if he’s not playing.

        • matt says:
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          @I love lamp: Huh? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Do you watch basketball? Lol

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @I love lamp: Right now I’d take 2 games of Durant over 3 from most players

          • I love lamp says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Ok thanks and Matt of course i do. I’m not sure if you understood my question. And I’m in a points league so aldridge and durant have basically identical numbers if not aldridge doing a little better recently.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @I love lamp: Forgot it was a points league, makes it very close, but LA – while awesome – isn’t gonna be scoring 40+ that often when Durant could very easily every game down the stretch haha

              • matt says:
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                @JB Gilpin: ok sorry thought you meant H2H

  13. chillmodious says:
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    JB / Slim / et al:

    I’m in first place in my ESPN H2H 9-cat league (10-1-1 boo ya!), thanks mostly to my big men–Unibrow, Bogut, Ibaka, and Horford (until he went down–and some doode just offered me his Andre Iguodala + Luol Deng for my Valanciunas + Mario Chalmers.

    Who wins?

    Thank you!

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      League is a 10-teamer by the way.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @chillmodious: Yo dude! Glad to see ya. I think I’d take the wings if they fir for ya, Iggy and Deng def have a lot more upside, but lack the position eligbility.

  14. Lasandro says:
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    Not getting much love for Afflalo on the trade block – think peeps are catching on that Oladipo is spearheading their O now. With reports that the magic are looking to get Vuc back, I’m only hoping Afflalo’s prod gets back up. Either way, I’m shopping him and only hearing names like Sully and Hickson coming back my way. Also, time to drop Meeks for Korver, or chill on it. He’s almost a guaranteed 18 with threes and steals right now

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      Just been offered TT and Wade for Vuc and Afflalo.. You an I both aren’t TT fans and Wade’s constant sit-outs would kill me ROS. Boo

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lasandro: Eventually I’d wanna grab Korver, but Meeks is a hold for right now. Maybe you can package Meeks and Afflalo to someone needing threes? Yeah wouldn’t do that Wade deal either, Vuc I think will be fine

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: no one wants to take on an extra player and peeps are concerned about Kobe’s return and his effect on Meeks. Trying to convince them that Meeks will always get his in a dantoni offense.

      Meanwhile, Reddick for Afflalo?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: Yeah, I mean both Meeks and Afflalo aren’t exactly easy to move. i think I would do the Redick one

        • Lasandro says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Meeks for weeks indeed!! Kobe sounded super vague during his sideline interview re: return date, so here’s hoping more games for Jodie Foster

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Lasandro: Jodie Foster in the “starting rest of the year” Flightplan!

  15. Pops says:
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    Hi JB,
    Please write the buy low post on Wade already, so someone will take him off of my hands.
    I’m getting ready to drop him and stream his replacements. Is 5 or 6 games of waiver wire player every week better then Wade? In the fantasy playoffs are they going to be resting Wade? Maybe I can get Boozer for him. Lol

    What would JB do?

    • Pops says:
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      In one league I traded Vucevic for Boozer. lol@Pops:

      • Pops says:
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        Boozer 16 and 5 first quarter, sign me up. lol@Pops:

        • matt says:
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          @Pops: melo 62/13 in 3 quarters lol

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Pops: Haha I’ll get right on it! I think I’d just hold Wade and cross my fingers, I think he is looking more and more likely to play later in the year actually, given he’ll want to shake the rust

  16. matt says:
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    Can we please fire larry drew now please so Sanders/Henson can get 30+ per night! Ridiculous

    • Lasandro says:
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      He’s quite a piece of work huh? Shit’s getting ridiculous

    • JB Gilpin

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      @matt: I googled “Fire Larry Drew Petition” and I don’t think one has started! We need to get on that…

      • matt says:
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        @JB Gilpin: definitely need to get him out of Milwaukee! My team is fading because of all the injuries I’ve sustained. I lost 4 players that I drafted. Im in bad shape. Too many bigs, not enough on the wire production wise. Im getting killed in 12 Cat in Shots made, Attempts,FT%,FTATT,Assists, Points. Brutal

  17. miles proudfoot says:
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    JB, I dig your funky fresh rhymes.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Hah they don’t come to me too often!

  18. matt says:
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    Gerald Green..Gerald Green….C’mon man you’re killing me with these Bucks player impersonations! I need consistency.

    • Slim

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      @matt: Yeah that’s the reason Green couldn’t cut it in Indys rotation last year. He’s ok and worth rostering because he can hit every category but you should find a better option roaming the free agent list eventually.

      • matt says:
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        @Slim: deep deep league. Im working this wire best I can. Guys like gasol,butler,sanders. Are not producing. I have a whole team problem. With zero PG that are worth squat. Chalmers is my #1

  19. jg21 says:
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    Russel Westbrook for Monta Ellis..which side do you like? thanks!

    • matt says:
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      @jg21: Westbrook ROS, MONTA Right Now

      • jg21 says:
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        @matt: Should i trade ellis for westbrook right now?

        • matt says:
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          @jg21: guess it depends on positioning and can u afford to have zero production right now. If you Hagee a decent lead I would. He’s supposed to be back in a week or two isn’t he?

    • Slim

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      @jg21: It really does come down to how your doing in the standings. If your willing to take on the risk then Westbrook should outperform Ellis upon his return. If your struggling and not sure about the playoffs then you just can’t do that trade.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jg21: Agree with all the discussion above

  20. Hoopster says:
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    Who do you like better for ROS and H2H playoffs? Reggie Jackson, Lance Stephenson, Pierce or Oladipo?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hoopster: Between Oladipo and Stephenson for me, I’d probably take Oladipo

  21. matt says:
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    MGasol is not even close to producing late 1st rd value. Ugh, im gonna be in trouble if these guys don’t start ballin!

    • matt says:
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      @matt: also how many games do the bucks have to lose by 30 until they fire that d bag coach? I can’t even watch the game anymore. They look like absolute rubbish! Hot, steaming, dumpsterjuice!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Haha I think Gasol turns it around. And the Bucks… do not turn it around… Award winning breakdown right there, #FireDrewBeforeTheBucksLose40Straight

  22. 740 says:
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    Hey JB…my Irving, Burke for Lawson, Dragic. Would u do it?

    Thanks dude

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @740: I’ll take Lawson, Dragic. Irving is the best player but Lawson is no slouch and Dragic is much better than Burke. Overall I think you make out well.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @740: Yeah I agree, I’d take Lawson Dragic there

  23. AJ says:
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    Being offered Wade/Gay/Hibbert for my Parker/Duncan/Eric Gordon, Not sure if i should take the Gamble .Any advice before i hit the Decline, much appreciated thanks

    • Slim

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      @AJ: Tough call. If you could switch out Wade for a more reliable piece I would do it. I think Gay is going to be fine and although Hibbert is inconsistent he’s still pretty helpful. Wade makes me say no though.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @AJ: Agree, Duncan/Parker might be frustrating, but Wade is taking the cake as far as annoying DNPs

  24. Zar says:
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    Soo my trade went through…and I picked up Augustin like I planned. My team looks like this now..
    Damian Lillard
    Kyrie Irving
    D.J. Augustin
    Jeff Green
    Tobias Harris
    John Henson
    Serge Ibaka
    David Lee
    DeAndre Jordan
    Trey Burke
    Andrew Bogut
    Jeff Teague
    Dirk Nowitzki

    I’m pretty happy with it. But…Vucevic is an FA and he might be back soon…..Should I stash him? Who should I drop if anyone at all?

    • Slim

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      @Zar: Alright… we dealt with the minor issue of 3s. I agree it’s time to add Vucevic. Let me see…

      PG – Lillard, Irving (SG), Teague, Augustin, Burke
      SG/SF – Harris, Green
      PF/C – Ibaka, Jordan, Dirk, Lee, Bogut, Henson

      Only 2 SG eligible guys and only 2 SF eligible. Means we can’t drop either Green or Tobias for Vucevic. Which leaves Burke or Henson, don’t want to drop either… Ideally, another 2-fer-1. Green+Henson for a better SG/SF then add Vuc would be ideal. Biggest issue I see now is steals so that’s where I would look. I think Gordon Hayward would be my 1st target. I like Jimmy Butler too even though he’s struggling with his shot. Oladipo could be another target but instead of Green+Henson, I would look at Burke+Henson. Because you need Green at SF. If you wanted to try a 3-fer-2 then Burke.Henson.Green for a big time SF eligible and another really good non-PF/C piece. If non of this works out and we get confirmation Vucevic is going to play then I would have to drop Henson.

      • Zar says:
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        @Slim: I was doing my thinking late at night, and I dropped Augustin for Vuc. I already have Irving, Lilliard, Burke, and Burke with Teague for my pgs.

        I would like to trade, but my targets are either on the 1st place team, or on the same team who gave me dirk.

        I was looking at possibly picking up Terrence Ross for Henson, but that doesn’t help me with steals. I looked at the SF eligible players and James Johnson, DeMarre Carroll are both available and give some steals/aren’t SAGNOFS. Would any of those 3 work, or just get augustin and drop henson?

        Thanks -.-.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Zar: Like that move. People are just giving up on Vuc for some reason. If he had a timetable, people would be holding. Like the Joker says in The Dark Knight (paraphrasing) “if we say one person dies according to a plan everyone is fine, but if one person dies at random everyone loses their minds!” Or something like that… Of all those players though, I’d grab DJ again still

          • Zar says:
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            @JB Gilpin: man this team… Thanks jb and slim,!

            I think this team is my favorite team ever XD

  25. Brent

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    I have Kobe and Westbrook. Think Kobe has trade value? Any ideas who to ask for? Lillard is probably aiming too high. What about Dwayne Wade? My needs are 3s, fg% , boards. Or hang onto Kobe and hope he plays?
    Humphries has been good for in the boards and blocks department. But guys like Webster, Telotivic, Kelly, AntRand, KG, DJ Aug are hanging out there. Hang onto Hump?
    Thanks

    Dick

    • JB Gilpin

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      @The Fantasy Dick: Yeah, no way Lillard owners would like that :) I would take Wade. I know Kobe fans/most people might not agree, but Kobe has a non-0 chance of sitting out all year. Wade will definitely play at some point, and I think be decent. I would grab DJ for Humphries, DJ needs to be owned in all leagues.

      • Brent

        The Fantasy Dick says:
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        @JB Gilpin: To be clear, you think there is no way kobe sits out thenyear?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @The Fantasy Dick: No, as in there is a slight, albeit unlikely, chance he does sit out all year. Non-0 in that it’s like 1% or 5% or what have ya :) At least I think that’s how that phrase is supposed to go haha

  26. Lasandro says:
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    AD, Ty, ZBo, Parsons, Afflalo, W Chandler, Nene, Henson, Meeks, Oladipo, Nelson, Vuc, T Jones

    Tyreke, Vasquez, J Butler (gross %s), Miles Plum, Taj, JV, Amir all chillin on wire. Meeks was supposed to be my wire interchange spot but he has dragged me outta the bottom of 3s and improved my %s and stls. Love him. Trying to deal him away, along with aaron, but no ones biting just yet. Worth pickin up one of these cats?

    • Lasandro says:
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      Just been offered D Collison and Noah for AA and Zbo. Thoughts?

    • Lasandro says:
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      Also, IT2 and Sideshow for my Ty and Zbo?

      • Lasandro says:
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        @Lasandro: sideshow’s now got some ankle concern. Was thinking of countering for his IT and either Marc or DLee..

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: I like the Noah deal. Noah is playing great, sure you take some injury risk, but like Noah. Don’t like the IT2 one, if it was IT2 and Gasol I like it. Lee is close too, think I’ll take upside of Gasol of the two. Meeks for MVP!

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            @JB Gilpin: thanks dude! issue with trading away zbo is that I need to climb up the rebounding ranks and I feel that Gasol wiping be great for me overall, but my boards would slow down. Same with Ty; I specifically got him to improve my assists and a/to, which he’s already doing. With that in mind, think IT and Marc or Lee are such bigger upgrades that I should just go for it?

            Noah is great but I’ll essentially be trading away two very productive starters for him. AA’s play alone should warrant a better piece than Collison, I think

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              @JB Gilpin: he’s got Drummond too – stacked up front! Wonder why he’s after zach in the first place ha

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Lasandro: yea I like Noah for you for even more boarding and his stats, AA is fine but trade concerns loom. I’ve never been an AA guy. While Collison isn’t an upgrade, the diff between the two isn’t as great as Noah over ZBo. If you need the boards for the IT2 one I think you’re right in avoiding that move!

  27. The Tristan Thompson Conundrum says:
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    what do you think about Lillard and Duncan for Lebron?

    • Lasandro says:
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      @The Tristan Thompson Conundrum: If you can somehow swing that, that’d be a huge bargain buy!

  28. AJ says:
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    Wanna swoop up Oladipo and maybe Meeks for that trey, which 2 you recommend dropping from Korver, Lopez, Valanciuas thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: Defffffffff grab Oladipo, surprised he’s out there, for Lopez. I think you can grab Meeks for Valanciunas too, although I am interested to see what JV does against Brooklyn tomorrow with no DeRozan and more touches offensively

  29. Nikko says:
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    How do you feel about my Batum for his Augustin and Beal? It’s a H2H league with no FT% OR FG%

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nikko: If it’s sitting there right now, it’s a tough call. Batum to get an MRI tomorrow. Love Augustin… If you’re feeling pessimistic, take it now as Batum might have something that keeps him out a while, optimistic, wait until the MRI results come through

  30. Bon says:
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    would you do a deron williams for a dwayne wade trade? i’m holding deron williams

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bon: nah I think I’d want Deron right now

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