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The Bulls are a lot like the Tanner children.  Whatever the hell the name of the youngest the Olsen Twins played is Derrick Rose – all sorts of famous but now all sorts of a mess.  The middle one is Kirk Hinrich.  Because as soon as he’s not on the Bulls anymore, he’s gonna become so irrelevant that even Tom Thibodeau will forget who he was the next season.  Which leaves us with D.J. who is obviously – D.J. Augustin.  I mean, Bob Saget should’ve just stopped at the first kid! Well I guess there’s still upside with the youngest one.  This metaphor is tanking JB!  I feel as if you readers are starting profanity-laced rants thus far.  Just like Bob Saget’s stand-up “act”!  Hey-oh!  So Hinrich got hurt yet again last night, doing something to his hammy.  It’s almost as if you can predict injuries!  Part of my gravitation to D.J. was not only how well he was fitting with the team, but how brittle Captain Kirk is.  I would make a Star Trek parallel, but it’s TNG or nothing, son!  Besides, the TV show metaphors are a strong 0/1 this morning… Augustin is in line for huge run and in 37 minutes last night went 27/4/4 with 5 threes.  I expect pretty high-teen scoring and 6-8 dimes a night with a couple of treys while Hinrich is out, then maintaining the starting role when Hinrich is back with minimal dropoff.  More-or-less a must own in all leagues, and I’ve been Bull[hah!]ish on him all along.  Hopefully you’ve scooped him up and held on to him.  Here’s what else I saw in fantasy hoops on a busy day of MLK action:

Nick Young – I guess I have to take him seriously… 31 points last night.  5 boards and 3 treys, but not much of anything else.  He’s still a ThrAGNOF, but playing his way into one you want to be sure your opponent doesn’t grab this week against you if you think it’ll be close in Pts and 3s, the run-on sentence police are now after me, oh no, stay away!

Ryan Kelly – Went 13/7/2 with a trey.  Although, like you would expect from a Dookie, 4-4 FT and hasn’t missed a FT in 8 games going 26-26 in that span.  I’m still not a big fan, but 35 minutes last night and – for now – locked into a 30+ minute role and needs to be owned in 16ers and deeper, although Slim will probably say up to 12…

Pau Gasol – Had been diming so well lately!  And yet was one assist from a rainbow for a sick 20/19/1/3/5 line.  Still a sell-high due to health and possible trade concerns, but ride the ol’ Spaniard like a sailor!  So wrong…

Joakim Noah – Another near Goromotaro from the name sake!  17/21/6/2/0.  Killin’ it in 2014.

Tristan Thompson vs. Andray Blatche – TT for 19/10/0/0/1 (8 boards were OREB – makes them better!  I wish…) vs. 19/12/0/2/1 with a trey for Blatche.  Kinda funny their lines were so close.  TT I think is winning overall, but Blatche is hot right now.  Slim, you’re still going down on this one!

Anderson Varejao – Yet another close call from the Goro!  18/21/4.  Don’t sneeze at the 4 asts and 4+ dimes now in six straight.  Anderson is wondering why they ever signed Andrew Bynum in the first place…  So are we…

DeAndre Jordan – Becoming a theme.  16/21 and four points off.  If only he could hit 4 of his FTs!  Instead went 0-6 at the stripe…

Darren Collison – Shot from the field like he was DeAndre from the line!  Ohhhh, burn!  0-6 in the FG variety, but at least 4-4 FT.  4/1/6/3/1 isn’t too hot, but I’m still holding.  If I had to pick between him and Augustin now though, I might have to go D.J.

Rodney Stuckey – 20+ Pts in three straight for a 11-20 (1-2 3PTM 6-7 FT) 29/4/4/0/1 eruption last night.  “Can’t feel my face!”  I’ve always been anti-Stuckey, but tough to dispute the returns in a three-game streak.  Worth a look for some scoring.  Rather him than Nick Young, that’s for sure!

Brandon Jennings – Makes a Michael Kidd-Gilchrist jump shot look like it’s fundamentally sound!  Ouch to both players!  0-7, didn’t score, and shooting brutal this month.  Think he’s actually a buy low though, given the nice dimes.

Michael Carter-Williams – Had struggled in the past few, but bounced back with a great 31/6/5/3/0 line.  Shot 13-22 and was driving again.  The past two games he had tried riding the bus and walking, so it’s good to see him back behind the wheel.

Bradley Beal – Flirted with a triple-double.  Once I tried to go way out of my league and flirt with a quadruple-double, and I got slapped in the face.  That was a rough night…  22/9/8.  Hadn’t topped 5 boards or 4 assists since December 16th, so this was a huge start to the week for Beal owners.

Toronto Big Men – Turning into a Larry Drew/Brad Stevens tower of terrors.  Jonas Valanciunas for 19 minutes, Amir Johnson only 17:10… Yikes!  Chuck Hawes was the surprise with a 12/13 game, and Patrick Patterson continues to produce under-the-radar for 8/8/1/2/1.  No fun for anyone, except Pit Pat owners!

Greivis Vasquez – Beal and Vasquez were flirting with the same chick!  Damn that triple-double!  15/7/9 in 24 minutes.  Terrence Ross was awful last night and DeMar DeRozan I’m assuming moved to the 3 for portions of the game letting Vasquez get his 24 mins.  Ross is playing like someone ate his sandwich.

Al Jefferson – What is this, like the 6th guy that was right at a Goromotaro and barely missed?!  Don’t worry, a few guys were able to make it!  22/19/7.  Huge line.  A great call if you listened to me and bought him low… Better than say, ranking Jonas Valanciunas higher than everyone else like a moron…

Ramon Sessions – 23/2/2/1/0, shooting 6-10 with a trey.  But, damn, that gorgeous 10-11 FT.  Going to get a few more dimes and decent steals, while also giving you that sweet nectar of FT%.

Joe Johnson – “That Joe Johnson is so hot right now!”  25/6/5 and playing out of his mind.  Deron Williams returned, but came off the bench, so there’s still concern that when Deron is back in the line-up, JJ looks like that ugly production we saw earlier in the year. Sell high.

Anthony Davis – Isn’t human.  27/10/2/4/4 in a fantastic rainbow.  Or rainBrow.

Zach Randolph – Someone made it!  Made the Goromotaro!  23/20.

James Johnson – Marc Gasol is back to 37 minutes and Z-Bo’s Goro took 38 minutes.  Only 15 for Johnson and this was what I was afraid of.  2/3/1/0/2, still nice multi-cat, but just can’t give ya enough in those minutes in 10 or 12-man leagues.

Jeff Teague – Hmmmm.  Head scratcher.  Didn’t crack 20 minutes as he was benched, and had a Brandon Jennings-like 1-7 2/0/6 game.  Buy low.

Kyle Korver – I think he read about my term “ThrAGNOF” and decided he didn’t want to be one.  Another solid 12/7/6/2/0 line, hitting three treys.  Now up to 3 treys a game on the year and averaging 4.5 boards and 4 treys in January.  Wrong-a-roosky.

Pero Antic – Back-to-back double-digit scoring games for 17/6/3/0/0 last night with no TOs, shooting 7-10 and hitting 2 treys.  Worth a look in deeper leagues.

Patrick Beverley – 17/2/3/1 and hit three treys in his return.  Had a funky hand brace, but didn’t hurt his shot!  Re-pick-up-able in 12-teamers.

Terrence Jones – Sat out with a thigh bruise.  Doesn’t sound serious.

LaMarcus Aldridge – Got the other Goromotaro!  27/20.  Real men don’t come close to 20/20 and not get it.

Lance Stephenson – Keep the Lance party goin’!  14/10/7 and also hit on that hot triple-double at the bar.

Klay Thompson – ThrAGNOF!  17/0/1/0/0 2 TOs shooting 6-13 and 5-10 from deep.  It seemed like he scored more, but that is part of the ThrAGNOF’s illusion!

David Lee – Not seeing it reported anywhere, but held his shoulder on a hard foul late in this game.  Hopefully it was just a stinger and nothing gets on an injury report, but keep an eye out.

Andrew Bogut – Had a knee-to-knee hit, briefly came out and walked to the locker room, but at the last minute starting running in.  So little worry there, but worth monitoring.  Came back into the game and went 10/13/2/1/2 in a great multi-cat yet again.

 

I hope everyone had a great start to their week on MLK holiday, and good luck in tonight’s games!  It might not be until fairly last in the evening until I get to comments, busy day tomorrow, but I am gonna try my dandiest!

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  1. Slim

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    There is no way I’m losing Blatche vs Tristan if Blatche keeps getting 27 min. Admittedly Tristan is having the best stretch of his career. But even still…

    7-day
    Blatche .633/.000/0.5/19.5/13.0/3.0/1.5/1.0/3.0 Y! Rank = 13 (27 min)
    Tristan .558/.667/0.0/16.0/10.8/0.0/0.5/1.0/1.8 Y! Rank = 127 (38 min)
    14-day
    Blatche .552/.714/0.2/14.0/ 8.6/2.0/1.0/0.4/2.0 Y! Rank 80 (20 min)
    Tristan .563/.667/0.0/14.3/10.1/0.4/0.4/0.7/1.6 Y! Rank 125 (35 min)

    I think I’m winning handily and pulling away even though Tristan is playing “well”.

    RKelly – I will stream all over RKelly like he’s underage. Yes even in a 12-teamer. I’ve got one 12er I streamed Kelly in in which Beverley is available and I’m really struggling to decide which I’d rather have. In another I have Avery Bradley and I’m so sick of his FG% and lack of anything but scoring. Granted I need the scoring but I’m about to drop him for Kelly. Beverley is gone in that league.

    So, I would drop Lin for Beverley. I said that at the beginning of the year and got a lot of negative responses. If I had Lin on any team, of course I don’t, I would rather take a flier on Beverley than stick with his mediocrity. Yep, I still believe it.

    Finally Augustin over Collison! I hope you made the move in your RCL for Augustin a while back. I traded Collison for Taj about a week ago. I wanted an upside big and I didn’t need Collison at all. I had an excess of PGs since Augustin was dropped and gifted to me.

    Nick Young isn’t for me either. ThrAGNoF with some FTs. Meh. At least Kelly will give some boards or Meeks apparently will give some steals. Meeks and Young are going to have issues when the Lakers guards start coming back. I don’t think that’s an issue Kelly will have…

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Yeah but that’s taking into account averages when Blatche had only one game last week and it was one of his best on the year. So those stats are skewed. Since we’ve made the bet, in overall value TT has been better. I’ll fact check this after I get to all the comments.

      I’d take Kelly over Bradley. So maybe he is pretty close to 12-teamers. Don’t blame ya on wanting PBev! Lin is so frustrating… I can’t keep straight who I have where, I know I don’t have Collison, probably don’t have DJ either on either of mine… True on ROS outlook for Kelly and Meeks will take a hit. But still much rather Meeks right now

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: Just goes to show even winning can be subjective. I went Beverley for Kelly in one and Kelly for Bradley in the other. I like adding and dropping the same player on the same day in two different leagues. Subjective…

  2. Moscow Spartakers says:
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    Hi there.
    Would you trade Brandon Knight for Jonas Valanciunas in 7-cat league (FG, 3M, PTS, REB, AST, ST, BLK)?

    • Slim

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      @Moscow Spartakers: I’m done with Jonas unless his price tag is dirt cheap. With those categories JV isn’t even all that good. His best categories are his %s. Brandon Knight is worth significantly more in my eyes.

      • Moscow Spartakers says:
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        @Slim: Thank you.

        • Slim

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          @Moscow Spartakers: My pleasure. Thought I could help out and lend a hand today.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Moscow Spartakers: Agree I like Knight there, a ton more upside too

  3. Burnt toast says:
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    I’m thinking about dropping Terrance Ross or waiters for Beverley. What do u think?

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      @Burnt toast: or blatche maybe but he’s hot right now

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Burnt toast: Yeah i think I might Waiters

  4. JA says:
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    JB, 12teams h2h 8cats. my Varejao for Marc Gasol…would u make that trade?

    • Slim

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      @JA: Classic buy-low/sell-high. I’m pretty sure I would make that trade. Varejao is putting up huge numbers but in the end I think Gasol wins out.

      • JA says:
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        @Slim:

        Thanks man!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JA: Agree gimme Gasol!

  5. Zar says:
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    Gday

    Should I keep Marshall, Sessions, or pick up Augustin?

    And a long shot, should I drop Teague or Green for any of them?

    • Slim

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      @Zar: Definitely hold Teague and I wouldn’t drop Jeff? Green either. I thought Augustin has been a must own player for over a month but who’s counting. Sessions is the guy I would drop for Augustin. I also have Augustin over Marshall by a fair amount but I barely like Marshall more than Sessions.

      • Zar says:
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        @Slim: Thanks!

        Here is one my teams, I keep on wanting to pick up FAs, but I’m not sure if I want to drop any of my players.

        Damian Lillard
        Kyrie Irving
        Reggie Jackson
        Jeff Green
        Tobias Harris
        John Henson
        David Lee
        Serge Ibaka
        DeAndre Jordan
        Trey Burke
        Jeff Teague
        Zach Randolph
        Andrew Bogut

        Are any of these players droppable for any of the normal waiver bait? The two players who I want to add most right now are Augustin and Terrance Ross.

        • Slim

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          @Zar: There just isn’t room. Your team is stacked. I count 6 guys who don’t help in 3s. That’s too many. But unfortunately non can be dropped. I think your best bet to improve would be 2-fer-1s or 3-fer-2s. ZBo + Jackson for Dirk then add Augustin. Something along those lines.

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            @Slim: I’ll go throw out that trade, see i the guy takes it. Thanks for the help.

            How bout a package for Paul George and Kobe? The guy has Kobe and Xavier Henry injured, probably needs another center.

            • Slim

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              @Zar: I’m not buying Kobe. There’s no reason to rush him back so I can’t imagine they do. This late in the year I’m only buying injured guys with some sort of timetable.

              George is going to cost more than Dirk so I’m thinking a better PG might get it done. I’d try Burke 1st with Randolph. Jennings value is atrocious right now so I wouldn’t even bother offering him. That probably won’t get it done either but at least it should get a counter if he’s really interested in dealing Paul George.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Zar: Thanks to @Slim: for all the help and I agree with everything! I would probably drop Sessions for Aug too. Marshall and Sessions both have shelf lives and Marshall will keep big dimes up, while Sessions boosts your FT% which is more variant week-to-week across a whole matchup anyway

  6. Prodders says:
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    I don’t really like General Greivous, but he’s had a great couple of games and our waiver wire is thinner than Matthew McConaughey in the Dallas Buyers Club. Worth a pickup in a 10-teamer h2h? My worst rostered guys are Jimmy Butler (what’s with shooting 35% this season?) and James Johnson (his per-36 min stats must be off the charts! Such a waste!)

    Loving DJ Augustin at the moment by the way!

    • Slim

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      @Prodders: I know Butlers shot isn’t falling but good boards, steals, some blocks and 3s, and now adding assists. I’m buying, not selling. James Johnsons minutes are heading in the wrong direction and I’m not sure he’s ever going to be more than a 20-25 min guy for Memphis without massive injuries or trades. In a 10-teamer he can go. Vasquez has value but I would only look to add him in a 10-teamer if I was really desperate for assists. I would take Collison, Marshall, Sessions, and of course Beverley instead right now. Not Roberts though. Maybe I’ll change my mind but I would need back-to-back 30 min games from Vasquez to convince me.

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        @Slim: Yeah the only one of those available in our (very active) league is Beverley. And I already have a lot of PGs, plus I drank the pBev kool aid earlier in the season, already tried him 2-3 times with little success. Most games he stands around doing nothing on offense after handing it off. But mmmmaaayyybe one more try wouldn’t hurt. Jonas is ticking me off too, his #s aren’t really improving as hoped. Like Kanter or Gibson ROS? Either could get big mins and decent stats with an injury / reshuffle on a tanking team. I need some bigman starts, already have a ton of assists, steals and treys.

        Thanks SlimJim

        • Slim

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          @Prodders: Ohhh Yeahhhhh!

          I’m picking up Beverley ahead of Vasquez. I know Jonas is really annoying right now. I’d rank them… Taj, Val, Kanter. But since they are all so close it’s really difficult to tell which will be better. If I was a betting man I’m betting on Taj. Kanter doesn’t block enough for me and JV is getting pushed around.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Prodders: Haha well done! So skinny… Def grab PBev for me as well. And I’d hold JV over those other 2 still for the glimmer of hope at the end of the tunnel

  7. Merlin says:
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    Need help on team. Currently sitting 2nd in a competitive 12 man keeper (out by like 1 point). Roto – 9 Cat

    Pg: Lowry
    SG: Kevin Martin
    G: DJ Augistin
    SF: Lebron
    PF: Milsap
    C: Tim Duncan
    C: Robin Lopez
    F: Kyle Korver
    Util:Wilson Chandler
    Util: Deron Williams

    Bench: Nene
    Bench: Josh McRoberts
    Bench: Livingston
    B: Brian Roberts

    Is this my best lineup? I am across the board fine (especially in turnovers surprisingly) but will win if I can up my FT% and FG%.

    I think I will be dropping Livingston now that Williams is back (I had him as a handcuff while Williams was recovering)

    Who should I pick up?

    Wavier Wire candidates are:

    Courtney Lee,
    Blatche
    Kelly

    I think I will pick up Blatche for Livingston

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Merlin: Was going to be my answer as well. Livingston just doesn’t have the most consistent upside even if Williams gets hurt again. Ride the Blatche while he hot!

  8. James Johnson says:
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    Am I worth holding onto ROS??? Or is Pat Beverley now the one to own?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @James Johnson: Your minutes are just so little with everyone now healthy, time to trade yourself in for PBev!

  9. Jonathan says:
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    Who wins the trade? H2H league.
    Receive: Nicolas Batum and Joakim Noah
    Send: Deron Williams and David Lee

    Is this a fair trade?

    • Slim

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      @Jonathan: Batum, Noah in a landslide. Great job selling Deron and I would take Noah over Lee. That’s a Win-Win in my book.

      As for fairness… As long as Deron is playing it’s reasonable.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jonathan: I don’t think it’s quite a landslide, but indeed much rather Batum Noah. Nice move! Def is “fair”

  10. Shaft says:
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    JB, Slim,

    What are your thoughts on the following guys ROS (8 cat h2h)?

    Felton, Lin, Chalmers, Blake, Marshall

    Mainly looking for dimes, with a few stls and treys thrown in for good measure. I’ve got Marshall now and he’s been fitting my squad perfectly, but with the Blake, Farmar, Nash and Kobe all eventually returning, i assume his run will be coming to an end sooner rather than later. Was going to drop him for DJ this AM, but someone beat me to it. Thanks guys.

    • Slim

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      @Shaft: In order from best to worst…

      Augustin – Yep 1st on the list but really 1A and 1B with Chalmers I think. Mainly comes down to Augustins points vs Chalmers steals.

      Chalmers – Really stepping into his own. Assists, which was always his shortcoming, is at least average for a PG. Steals are high end. 3’s are good. This is who I would go with ROS from your choices. Missed games from Wade only helps.

      Beverley – Just in case he’s available too. This is where I would put him. Doesn’t give the assists you want which is why he’s under Chalmers.

      Felton – While he’s playing he’s pretty solid. Starters minutes. Solid assists with a 3 or 2. I think his days of good steals are behind us and I have trouble trusting him to stay healthy.

      Marshall – Marshall over Blake simply because he’s playing. He’s a walking double-double and blows everyone else away in assists. TOs are bad, but you don’t care. 3s have been better than advertised too. Steals have dried up with a ton of minutes… not good.

      Lin – Do I have to? I rarely have good things to say about Lin and since he only hurt his case for playing time with Beverley out I can’t imagine he is going to outplay anyone above.

      Blake – Torn UCL in his right elbow. I’m not thinking about adding him till he plays. Even then I have to wait and see if he takes the job back from Marshall.

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        @Slim: Awesome. Thanks for being so comprehensive. Really appreciate it. I was thinking Chalmers as well. Spo won’t shut down Chalmers at the end of the season to rest up for the playoffs like he might with Lebron and Wade, right?

        • Slim

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          @Shaft: I doubt it he didn’t the last 2 years. If his Achilles acts up then it could be possible though. His best 2 months last year were March and April.

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            @Slim: love this ‘just in case he’s available stuff re. Pbev – he’s only 4.3% rostered on ESPN. Outside of Razzball and Brusski he’s basically little known / cared about. Would love to see him come good though – maybe one more try!

            • Slim

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              @Prodders: I have the most difficult time giving up on high upside guys. Ross, Antetok, etc… I guess it’s just because it’s how I tend to win. Pickup every single upside guy I can and if 1 or 2 workout then I’m light years ahead of the competition.

              Beverley is at 15% in Yahoo and climbing very rapidly. The 2nd most added player so far today. Behind only Augustin.

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                @Slim: totally agree and had v high hopes for pbev but just questioning whether there really is a lot of upside, if he doesn’t really participate in the offense. Seems like it would need an injury to harden or something, but then I think more shots just go to dwight, lin, Parsnips, etc.

                Like your Gibson call in the other post. Gets decent #s anyway and don’t see why they play Boozer so much, so probably worth a try. And you’re right about Butler. Stuffing the counting stats so he’d be a beast if he got his fg% back to respectability, and it was plenty high last season.

                • Slim

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                  @Prodders: Thanks. And I love the counter arguments btw. Me just spouting off opinion doesn’t help anyone until the know my reasoning.

                • Slim

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                  @Prodders: I totally agree there is a wait and see factor with Beverley but… A pet peeve of mine is waiting and then not getting. Absolutely can’t stand it. When it does happen I consider it a mistake I made and should be learned from.

                  I think there’s enough fantasy goodness to go around in Houston. Especially when Beverley doesn’t get his from points.

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                    @Slim: Houston have a bad playoff schedule in our league, and I can’t see PBev carrying trade value even if he plays well, so I’ll leave him on the wire at least for now. Have scooped up Alphabet though to add some upside potential there. Will try some 2 for 1s with JV, otherwise I may cut him and gamble on someone else, but I still think he retains a sliver of trade value.

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                    @Prodders: @Slim: If only there was a cat which awarded pts based on the -ve impact a PG has on his opposite number – PBev would be an absolute cat killer in that!

          • Shaft says:
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            @Slim: Got it. Thanks! One more thing, not that im really considering moving him, but what’s Brandon Knight’s trade value? Like what other PGs would he be worth straight up? I know he’s JB’s boyfriend, but I have a hard time being objective about his value. I’m a sucker for the upside, but never know what he’s going to put up each night. Thanks man

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Shaft: Hah I woulda picked Augustin first then agree with Chalmers as the ROS add. You keep my boyfriend and you like it! Hahaha. I think he should get a top70 or 8-0 guy to a team looking for upside, but maybe that’s too optimistic given how bad the Bucks are managed

  11. I love lamp says:
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    Would u drop waiters, Blanche, or Terrance Ross for p bevs?
    12 team h2h points league

    • Slim

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      @I love lamp: You might want to wait for JB to answer this because there’s a good chance it’s going to be different. I’m not dropping Blatche. Ross vs Waiters. Personally I trust Ross more. Odd after last nights game but Waiters didn’t exactly help his case either. Once again maybe this is just personal preference but I would drop Waiters for Beverley.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @I love lamp: Nope, agree with ya @Slim: ! I think it’s Waiters and endorse that move.

  12. Corey says:
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    In yahoo points league would u rather have Blatche or markieff?

    • Corey says:
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      @Corey: or should I drop Brian Roberts for Blatche. I have markieff right now

      • Slim

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        @Corey: Yeah Roberts can go.

    • Slim

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      @Corey: That feels really close to me. I think I’m going Blatche but I would have trouble dropping either. Both are probably going to remain inconsistent but with equal minutes I think Blatche out performs Markieff, barely.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Corey: Yeah I’d drop Roberts, I think I’d narrowly take Markieff over Blatche, but rather that pair over BRob

  13. peter says:
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    Whats ur thoughts on Humphries? No one ever talks about him, but when he gets minutes, hes good. Is he worth holding onto over Sessions?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @peter: I’ve mentioned him a few times, has upside when given minutes, but it’s the inconsistent PT that is annoying. I think it depends on needs between the two, but in a vacuum I think i take Sessions right now

      • peter says:
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        @JB Gilpin: cool thanks man

  14. E says:
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    Pls rank DJ, Collison, Sessions, Burke, Jennings
    10 team H2H 9 cat (FTM instead of FT%)

    • Slim

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      @E: Pretty big separation between them all.

      Burke, Jennings, Augustin, Collison, Sessions

      Jennings and Augustin are somewhat close. I’m a big believer in Augustin and between the 2 I would have trouble picking Jennings.

      • E says:
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        @Slim: Where would you put B. Knight?

        • Slim

          Slim says:
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          @E: 1st on the list. Although he is pretty close to Burke.

          • Prodders says:
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            @Slim: I think Burke is getting overrated here… bad fg%, lacks steals, mediocre assists for a PG. Just my opinion. I feel like he’s almost the TT of PGs!

            • Slim

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              @Prodders: Hehe… Say it ain’t so!

              Is there someone on that list you would put ahead of Burke? I can’t put Jennings ahead of him. Maybe DJ… I feel like Burke is getting better each game. Missing the early part of the year killed his progression. I think it’s finally coming around.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @E: I’d still put Jennings first. Just cold right now, but I think bounces back. Then Knight, Burke, DJ, Collison Sessions for me. Sessions I like in the short term over Collison depending on needs, but Collison should get more starts

  15. E says:
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    Butler or Beal? Same format as above

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @E: Really really close. Maybe somewhat need based. I’m going to have to say Beal because of what Butler has been doing to FG% but Butlers steals make up for that to me. A lot more FTM for Butler. I’m slightly favoring Butler in the post Deng era. What Beal does can be made up for a lot easier than Butlers steals.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @E: Agree very very close and would go for needs. I’d probably take Beal for the upside

  16. AJ says:
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    Better pick up moving forward Greivis or Beverley?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @AJ: 2 good games for Vasquez has me paying attention. The problem is that it was in 21 and 24 min. If that continues he can’t possibly match what he’s done the past 2. Beverley immediately comes back with 29 min, sending Lin back to the bench. I’m adding Beverley before Vasquez. 2 things… Beverley isn’t an assist 1st PG. So if that’s what you need it’s tough to justify him. Also if Vasquez gets 30 min then this question gets a lot closer. If Vasquez gets 2 games in a row with 30 min then I’d take him over Beverley.

      • Prodders says:
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        @Slim: I get the multi cat goodness idea with PBev, but these are his 2014 avgs so far:

        42%, 80%, 1.5 treys, 3.8 rebs, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.4 blks, 10 pts. In 31 mins.

        The %s exactly the same as 2013 and hard to see the minutes going up much in a timeshare. If he was getting 2 steals and had a high fg% then I’d be a believer, but from the above he is just about a ‘Jack of all trades’ at best. He’s had about 8 solid to good games this season out of 26 played. Am I missing something?

        • Slim

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          @Prodders: Not at all… I do however think there’s upside for more. Those numbers aren’t bad and probably just barely inside of top 100. If he gives that again then he’s certainly a 12-teamer guy. A ROS line…

          .430/.800/1.8/12.0/4.0/3.5/1.8/0.5/2.0 in 32 min.

          I’m not 100% sure but I think that’s really close to top 50 and I still think there’s upside for more (boards and assists). I do consider year-to-date stats but mostly I just look at them to say if I think a guy is playing below or above my expectations. Expectations can change of course which is why my expectation of Vasquez is so closely tied to his playing time. It’s currently in flux. Could go either way.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: I’d go Beverley too, think Ross doesn’t get benched like he did last game for so long

  17. justin.g says:
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    Just dropped Ross for Blatche and thinking of dropping Giannis next for Chalmers. Good moves? Thanks in advance for any advice

    • Slim

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      @justin.g: It pains me to say it because I love me some Ross and Antetok but yeah those are probably the right moves. I think Chalmers is the best guy on this list, with the most job security.

      • justin.g says:
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        @Slim: I feel ya, Ross and Antetok are two of my favorite pickups this year but just don’t seem to be doing enough :(

    • JB Gilpin

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      @justin.g: I agree with Slim, Chalmers is the clear #1. You know, if you’re loving him I think Giannis and Blatche are close with ther former having more upside. I would probably hold Giannis if I didn’t need immediate help

  18. The Tristan Thompson Conundrum says:
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    Since everyone else is asking to rank guys I’m gonna do it too. PLease rank Jamal Crawford, Collison, Marshall, Nick Young, Jodie Meeks for a team that is missing CP3 and Jrue Holliday for the immediate future. Thanks dawg

    • Slim

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      @The Tristan Thompson Conundrum: Yikes. Can you even win assists right now? If the answer is No then I’m not bothering with Collison or Marshall. In which case I would go Meeks, Jamal Crawford, then Nick Young. Meeks at the top for his steals. That sounds strange but at this point I believe in Meeks 1.5 ish steals and more 3s than Collison. If you think you have an outside chance at assists then I’d go Marshall 1st since he gives so many, but I really doubt that’s the case.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @The Tristan Thompson Conundrum: Yikes too many injuries! Since immediate future I’m going Meeks, Crawf, Marshall, Colly, Young. I think Nick Young is about to have back-to-back 2-14 games pretty soon

  19. Don Majkowski says:
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    10 cat H2H 14 team-league (double doubles is 10th cat)

    I give: ZBo

    I get: Teague & Iggy

    Zbo is a monster in dub db league, here is my team:

    Westbrook, Reggie Jackson, Kendall Marshall, Collison
    Kev Martin, Terrence Ross
    Marion, Wes Johnson
    Love, ZBo, Favors, Humphries
    Unibrow, Bosh

    I feel like this move would make me more well rounded, and good buy lows on both Teague & Iggy, despite giving up the double double monster Randolph….

    • Slim

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      @Don Majkowski: I’m not the biggest fan of Randolph and even with DDs as a category he’s still limited to 4 maybe 5 categories. I would actually take Teague alone for him, especially considering Reggie, Marshall, and Collison may all become droppable. I’m guessing Wes Johnson would be your drop for Iggy and that’s fine. I’m not buying Iggy though. I don’t believe in any real resurgence, his decline has been pretty apparent year to year. But… he’s better than Wes.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Don Majkowski: I agree love the deal in the buy low!

  20. Wutang says:
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    Hey JB, great read today! Unreal big man lines last night, loved Jefferson (who I bought low on), Aldridge and Pau! (I own all 3 lol)

    Should I pull the trigger on my Pau (5 blocks last night? Is this 2009/2010 again?) and Iggy for their Cousins and Redick? Hoping to sell high on Pau, and Iggy has been frustrating to own. Redick should put up some good lines until Paul gets back (who I own) and then keep up the ThrAGNOF!

    Just dropped Collison for DJ as well, hope it pays off!

    • Wutang says:
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      @Wutang:
      May as well post my team in case there’s questions

      PG: Paul (inj), Augustin, Oladipo
      SG: Ariza, Iguodala, Ellis, Hayward
      SF: Harris, T Young
      PF: P Gasol, Aldridge
      C: Al Jefferson, T Chandler

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Wutang: Nice! So many close 20/20s on top of the two that were! Yeah definitely go for that move. Would love getting DMC there. Nice move on DJ! Love love love those two moves, I think you’ll love the moves

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        @JB Gilpin: Glad you loved it, hoping it pays off! Loving te Pau trade because he’s gonna blow up soon (in a bad way!) but iffy on iggy for redick, maybe because I believe in iggy’s 15/7/7 the start of the year… Could be gone though!

        DJ’s upside if the hinrich injury is unbelievable

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Wutang: Yeah Iggy is not doing that well, but DMC is so far above the rest of the guys in the deal, I think you can handle if he bounces back a little :)

  21. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    am I dropping Mike Scott for any of the following? RKelly, Courtney Lee, Brian Roberts?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: I’m throwing Roberts out right away, Lee probably out too since Tony Allen looms, I think I’d rather Scott’s upside over Kelly, although Slim would great disagree :)

  22. jake says:
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    Is it time to drop Valanciunas for Blatche?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jake: Ugh. I don’t think I would but can’t really support it. JV has better upside

  23. Charlie says:
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    H2H scoring. Blatche or Kanter?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Charlie: I’d take Kanter

  24. Lasandro says:
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    @slim: same question I asked JB in his previous post – thoughts on me trading my Love and Oladipo for Wall, Dwight and Kawhi. Or my Love for Blake and either Rudy, Deng or Pau? 14 cat L, looking to improve points, boards and FGM. Steadily rising in 3s thanks to picking up Meeks and Matthews.
    My team: Vuc, AD, Love, T Jones, Sully, Afflalo, Parsoms, Pierce (droppable), Matthews, Meeks, Oladipo, Nelson
    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lasandro: If Slim sees this maybe he’ll think diff but I’m still in a holding pattern :)

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: read your comment – thanks man! That’s exactly it, isnt it: who holds better ROS value? Kawhi or Rainbow… it’s tough. There’s the obvious Pop reducing his big three’s minutes towards the end of the season move. Then there’s Vuc’s impending return perhaps taking a hit to Victor’s numbers or mins, as he may be better served as a sixth man perhaps. And jameer has been on a tear of late. How do you and @slim value a straight Love for Dwight and Wall trade? Dwight is the big concern here.. he’s been too erratic with his defensive numbers

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Oh OH!! He’s no keen on either Sully or nene instead of Oladipo!!

        So, my Love and Nene or Sull, for Dwight, Wall and Kawhi

        THOUGHTS?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Ohhhhhh selling Nene there is nice! I think he was won me over. I’d probably sell Nene first because of injury concerns.

          • Lasandro says:
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            FML I completely misunderstood his email – he now wants nene on addition to victor and Dwight. Siiiigh

            Meanwhile, love for serge and Ty? Dude has Jefferson too but think ibaka would be the better ROS option

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              @Lasandro: @JB Gilpin: God I hope you check this msg before you head to bed.. I have no idea what time it is over on your part of the world haha

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Lasandro: Nah I would pass then. Love Oldaipo. Love for Serge and Ty Lawson is pretty close. I would take Ibaka for blocks and Jefferson if needed boards more. i like that one better than Dwight ones

  25. TR says:
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    Was offered Davis & MCW for Lebron & nick young. I’ve got good point guards so am trying to switch MCW with Afflalo. What do you think? Points league with extra points for double doubles gives Davis a bit extra value

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TR: Mannnn, I usually endorse LeBron deals but I hate Nick Young and I think I would hold

      • TR says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’m the one getting Davis. We agreed on me giving up Lebron and Young for AD and Afflalo

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @TR: Eh, I mean if Afflalo stays in ORL and is pretty close to what he is doing now that’d be solid, but remains to be seen. I think I woulda kept LeBron

  26. matt says:
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    I need another PG but.I can’t drop Chalmers for P Bev cuz p bev isn’t a solid source of dimes! Ugh, I hate this league im in cuz the owner owns 6 pg right now! Nothing on the wire except sessions and I grabbed him and dropped kobe for him. My pg’s are Chalmers and Sessions Lol funny thing is my record is 106-38 with a 29 game lead 12 categories. Brutal cuz I drafted Bledsoe,Rose,Jru Holliday. I might be in trouble ROS unless I can get a solid #1 PG

    • matt says:
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      @matt: HELP! Would you want Bev or sessions or Chalmers? Should I use sessions this week and hope Bev is still available come Sunday or make the move now…im so confused lol

      • matt says:
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        @matt: Bev, Burks, Vasquez all that’s really on the wire. This is bottom of the barrel and nobody will trade me a PG Im beyond frustration

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Hah sorry I missed ya! Had to work early today. I woulda used Sessions. I’d use him this week and prob grab PBev next week dependiong on performance

      • matt says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks, that’s the plan :-)

  27. Yokev_o says:
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    Sooo he changed his mind of favors + Rubio for Lawson and he’s asking lee for Lawson. How does this sound?

    • Yokev_o says:
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      @Yokev_o: @Yokev_o: I just lost kemba to that ankle so this sounds tempting

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yokev_o: Your David Lee for Lawson? Yeah I’d do that one! Stupid recanting owners!

      • yokev_o says:
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        @JB Gilpin: already did the trade before you responded I’m glad you said yes though lol

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @yokev_o: Ballah!

  28. Jake Van Zuiden says:
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    Ok I’m done with Valanciunas.. Do you think I should drop him for JR, Kanter, Iggy, or Ilyasova?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake Van Zuiden: Oh I would do Iggy even if I wasn’t as frustrated haha :) Still has nice upside game-to-game

  29. Bobby says:
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    What’s your opinion on selling Joe Johnson and Deron Williams for Aldridge or DeAndre Jordan or Blake Griffin???
    Too much? Too little? Thanks man!

    • Shaft says:
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      @Bobby: I’m not JB or Slim, but as an Aldridge owner, you’d have to give me a hell of a lot more than Deron’s cankles and Joe Johnson. Johnson’s been balling lately, no doubt, but not nearly enough to make me remotely interested in this deal. As far as the other two guys, i’d feel the same about blake too. DeAndre maybe if i were desperate to get shed his FT%s and occasional duds, but Deron is way too big of a question mark. If i were on the other side i wouldnt do any of them. just my thoughts

      • Bobby says:
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        @Shaft: Oh no I agree with you, I wouldnt give that up either. I figure I would need to give more. Deron has a huge upside if healthy and thats a hugeeee IF. I’m just tired of dealing with him much less just trying to sell JJ high. Appreicate ya input though man!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Bobby: Haha yeah I agree, if I could get LA for that I’d def do it! Blake is close, I probably would do that too. Jordan, ehhhh, I’d have to be sure it wouldn’t hurt my FT% catasrtophically and probably wouldn’t

  30. justin.g says:
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    Just got offered Drummond for my Hibbert….not necessarily punting FT but my team is pretty bad in that department already

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @justin.g: Yeah tthen I’d take that one!

  31. Lasandro says:
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    Separate trade to my other one bud: my Sully and Wes for Henson and E Gordon? I feel like Wes is a better version of Gordon, but I had Henson pre-injury and oh boy.. tough, this one

    • Lasandro says:
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      Because this owner knows how much I want Henson, he wont trade him to me for Sully straight up.. SOB. So Im even thinking of doing the trade and letting go of Wes (after a great game today) and then perhaps dropping Gordon and picking up the suddenly hot DJ Augustin or W Chandler to substitute pts and 3s. What you think? Essentially trading away Wes and Sully for Henson and my pick of those three

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: Wes is Wesley Matthews right? If you like Henson and I do too, I think it’s a decent deal considering the great assets on the wire. So I’d do it to get ya Henson and probably grab DJ.

        • Lasandro says:
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          @JB Gilpin: ya huh, Matthews. I’d seriously miss his threes and %s but I think Henson could possibly have greater value than anyone else in this deal

  32. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    Drop Evan Turner for DJ Augustin? For Blatche? You know I need boards and blocks, but I could also use 3’s. But I will be getting Kobe and Westbrook back at some point.

    Thanks

    Dick

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: Man I hate Evan Turner but tough to drop him after how well he has played until late… But I love me some Augustin. Some people may disagree, but I’d get Augustin for the 3s

  33. ltee says:
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    Sup Jb/Slim… I have randy foye. I got offered dwayne wade to have my randy foye… what do you think? foye has been great w my team. Wade keeps having DNPs!!! any thoughts? On paper yes. but we live in a stat world with fantasy. any advice?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ltee: I think that’s an impossible one to turn down. Gotta take Wade there for the huge upside!

  34. kevin says:
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    Hey JB. From Dan’s post about buying/selling players, he mentioned Kyle lowry should be traded for someone who’s 1st/2nd round. What do you think about trading my lowry and favors for ibaka and deng? (you mentioned to me from an earlier post that you didn’t like deng that much)

    here’s my team:
    lowry, kobe, wall, tyrke evans, reddick, chalmers, oladipo, burke, mo williams.
    dwight, AD, robin lopez, favors.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kevin: Ehhh, I don’t think you can get that kind of value. I still think Lowry is a sell high. If you could get Ibaka and Deng for that I would do it. Love Ibaka!

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