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So anyone watch the Clippers last night?  Who was cheering for Blake Griffin to go for 50?  BG just obliterated the Suns interior defense in the first quarter, putting up 22 on 11-12 shooting.  Then I don’t know who had their hearts broken more by Griffin not even getting to 40 – fantasy owners looking for a huge start to their week or the Clips announcers who were decorating their trapper keepers with flowery Blake Griffin pictures all game.  P.J. Tucker got a little heart broken too!  Blake went all dog pile on Tucker for really no reason.  Tucker was like, “That’s a clown dog pile yo!” and clocked Blake right in the chinny chin chin .  Pow, right in the kisser!  At one point, the announcer dude said, “See Blake just loses his footing…”  Pshhhhh!  Griffin is kinda like a high-flying, better-at-basketball Tyler Hansbrough.  Burn!  Regardless, ended the night with a ridic 14-16 FG and 9-10 FT 37/6/3/1/0 line.  Did rack up 6 TOs and was limited to only 32 minutes due to fouling out.  Shockingly, one of those 6 fouls wasn’t for tackling a guy… I mean, I’ve seen that sort of tackle flagged in the NFL!  Don’t get me wrong, I like watching Blake, it’s awesome how he can get under opposing teams’ skin, and he’s had a career fantasy year.  Although, I think Slim might like him a little less since it’s probably going to cost Tucker a game with a suspension.  The notice comes from the league office with a letter that reads merely: “You’ve been Silvered!”  Here’s what else went down across NBA action last night:

Michael Carter-Williams - Trip-dub!  23-13-10 in a Sixers loss?  The Sixers never lose!  The 4 TOs is acceptable, and you love the 8-12 shooting.  Sure it’s against the human blob that is Raymond Felton, but hey, trip-dub is trip-dub!  That should be a fantasy proverb.  Will be interesting to see what the Sixers do in the offseason and what MCW’s draft stock will look like.

Tony Wroten - 23/5/3.  5 TOs is no bueno, but 7-8 FT!  Rejoice!  Such a horrible FT shooter for a PG… Anyway, I said months ago I thought he’d be a great playoffs stash, and even without an MCW shutdown like I predicted, he’s stepped it up.  But I still predict it.

Byron Mullens - Welllllllll, that call couldn’t have gone much worse.  Hey, it was a flyer.  Played 3 minutes last night and got a foul and 2 TOs.  Uggo.  Might as well set himself on fire and ring the doorbell and – - well I guess he can’t run away then.

Tim Hardaway Jr. - Finally breaking out of his shooting slump!  Hey, it doesn’t matter if it’s against the atrocious Sixers, whatever works!  9-13 (5-7 treys) for an empty 28 Pts, but hey, ThrAGNOF!

Amar’e Stoudemire - 23/6 with a block, shot 9-10, and while I know it’s the Sixers, has actually been pretty productive the last 6.  Now it could derail in an epic train wreck like Super 8, but worth mentioning.

J.J. Hickson - After that nutso 25 board outburst a couple weeks ago, hasn’t gotten a double digit boarding game since and topped 7 only once.  Has a weird 5 block game in there as well, but beyond that hasn’t done too much and his FT shooting has imploded this season.  Ixnay on the Hicksay.

Randy Foye - Remember when I said he was getting way overvalued?  9/4/3/0/0 last night with no 3s, and just back to being ThrAGNOFfy with Ty Lawson back.

Gary Neal - Hot off the bench!  I mean, when Neal is going 7-9 it’s tough to let Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and that funky jumper get any time!  19/4/4 and a perfect 3-3 from deep, but will see a few less minutes when Gerald Henderson gets his calf back from the farm.

John Wall - Well, I hope Wall owners don’t have TOs cost them a playoff berth!  7/6/8/1/0 shooting 2-8 with 7 TOs.  Rough one.  But gets a pass.

Mario Chalmers - I guess guarding each other, the opposing PGs in last night’s game decided they couldn’t shoot.  0-7 and no points, but at last a 0/1/6/1/1 multi-cat[ish] line!

Drew Gooden - Was he the best Cav in this game?  Maybe!  15/3/0/0/0 shooing 7-12 in 17 minutes.  Shooting like there’s no tomorrow!  Which is literally true since Gooden’s next team will be Uncle Drew’s street ball squad.

Dwayne Wade - Wow, played in a back-to-back!  22/5/6/1/1 = and played well!  If he can finish strong, owners might not feel as awful as they did midseason.

Amir Johnson - The other game I watched last night, and Amir looked pretty good.  Rainbowed!  16/5/2/2/4.  He’s been on a really solid multi-cat run lately after it looked like Patrick Patterson might’ve played his way into a bigger role.  Poor Pit Pat and his sprained UCL.  I told him not to try out for the Blue Jays this Spring!

Jonas Valanciunas - Still looks like a piece of toast out there.  6/6/0/0/2, and both blocks could have easily been called fouls with neither impressive.  One was on a driving Paul Pierce, and he literally threw his hands up and turned the other direction.  He looks like George Michael from Arrested Development playing basketball against 10-year-olds.  Just out there because he’s a little taller.  I have no idea what happened to his energy and agility, but he’s a shell of what I saw close out last year.

Andray Blatche - Haha, I laughed pretty hard at Blatche crossing up Hansbrough.  Another multi-cat 9/4/2/2/1 and I thought looked good at the eye level.  Kevin Garnett eventually getting back is going to cut back into the minutes, but Blatche can still help.

Khris Middleton - The Bucks won a game!  And what a night for KMid.  “You can’t handle this midriff!”  21/6/7/2/1 in a near rainbow, hitting 5 treys and 6-6 FT.  And all while Jeff Adrien inexplicably got 5 minutes.  I mean, this is just… There are no words….

Ramon Sessions - Nice night going 16/2/8.  He played 26 minutes, could get 42 tomorrow, could get a DNP-CD.  I’m sorry again on that Adrien call, I’m like, literally angry for the first time this year at anything.  I’m typing so hard my keyboard keys are flying around like that scene from Wanted.

Kyle O’Quinn - Started over Tobias Harris for a respectable 10/7/1/0/2.  Only 20 minutes, but is consistently scoring a tad, boarding a good bit, and a swat or two.

Victor Oladipo - Welcome back!  19 minutes off the bench in RainbOladipo’s return going 12/3/4 shooting a very efficient 5-6 (2-2 3PTM) and only 1 TO.  Might be one of his most efficient games of the year!  Still a little worried about his minutes though as he gets back from this sore ankle.

Mike Scott - Well… With Paul Millsap back, Scott’s production is now a sad emoji.  He can still score in bunches in any given game, but not a guy you can trust.

Pero Antic - Got the start and went 12/3/3/0/1 sooting 4-8 (2-6 3PTM 2-2 FT) in 23 pretty effin schweet minutes.  I’m taking Antic over Valanciunas the rest of the way.

Trey Burke - I never really expected it, but becoming a ThrAGNOF… Nice one last night for 23 Pts and 5 treys, but 23/2/4/0/0 is a little empty and he was ice cold with little production coming into this game.

Gerald Green - I’ve been dumping on him a lot this year, but haven’t seen a Suns game in a while and I was really impressed.  I know the 16/3/3/0/1 line shooting 6-14 with 3 treys isn’t nearly as big as some of his lines, and of course with his production he’s been ballin’, but just at the eye level – yeah he looks good.  Will be interesting to see what the Suns do with Eric Bledsoe set to come back Wednesday…

 

Next Game: SAS @ CHI tonight!  Oh man, the big man passing in this game is going to be redonk.  I hope everyone had a good start to their weeks and good luck tonight!

  1. Marcin says:
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    Hi, play offs next week. who is better guy to own Booker or Humphries?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Marcin: I’d go Humphries a lot more upside

  2. Lasandro says:
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    Nice AD ref! Funny story: I made out with this gorgeous gal from Portland, on Xmas day in Hanoi (Vietnam), and she told me she had gone on a date once with Michael Cera. So, I guess I’ve kissed Scott Pilgrim?! Oh boy..

    Big move coming up for me. I’m shopping KD as I need immediate depth and some good boards. People trying to underpay: LBJ swap for KD, par example. But trying to talk a hesitant owner to give up Love and Big Al. Not too bad right? It was choosing between love and harden, and Al and Ibaka, but I just need the brds more than anything, as well as a high rate of FGs, while maintaining assists and threes that KD gets. I’m pretty solid with blocks at this point

    • Jeffro says:
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      @Lasandro: honestly, bron and kd Are as close as it comes. Unless you have a guy that had a class with kd in college, in your league, your demands are hilarious. I don’t know what your scoring system is but settling for love and harden for kd is a joke; that would be the heist of the century and I would love to join your league

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jeffro: Na dude, love and Al Jef for KD. Harden is interchangeable with Love and Ibaka is interchangeable with Big Al. Harden AND Love would indeed be a heist, agreed

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Yeah I don’t mind, given your needs, getting Love and Big Al. I think it’s a winner if you can swing it! Can I start calling you Lasandro Pilgrim now? Haha jk :)

  3. Patrick says:
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    taj gibson was dropped in my league, should i drop my henson or terrence jones for him?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Patrick: Yes and yes for me. Probably dropping Henson, but really can flip a coin for either, both are awesome when given minutes but neither consistently gets em

  4. allen says:
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    Is jameer nelson worth holding onto in a 12 teamer?? I just picked him up a few days ago but my team is extremely guard heavy. Whats your outlook on jameer ROS??? I only have 2 PF eligible dudes and 2 C eligible dudes. Was thinking of grabbing Antic, Miles Plum, or Ry Kelly or hold nelson?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @allen: Yeah I think so, I know he had two cold shooting nights in a row, but the Asts upside is still there. I think he can be close to his seaosn numbers ROS. Probably holding Nelson still for those guys, but if in H2H and need the stats, no problem streaming late in week

  5. Zar says:
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    Oh blah. And I just dropped Burke too. Here’s to him being cold for the rest of the year. I think from yesterday, you advocate dropping JV for Jeff Adrien? Kanter is available in one league for me. After that…..Alec Burks? Antic, Miles Plumlee, Ryan Kelly, and Harkless are also available.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zar: Yeah I mean it was Pts and 3s only so it’s not that bad. Dude eff Larry Drew, not for Adrien anymore, Kanter yes, Burks yes, Antic yes, Plumlee yes, haha I shoulda just read them all, yeah I’m fine with any of those JV looks awful

  6. I love lamp says:
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    12 team h2h points league. Need to add 1 to replace terrance ross in my stream spot. devin harris, ollynyk, koufos, cdr, adrien, henson, or sessions?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @I love lamp: Hmmm right now I’ll say Henson for tonight

  7. Carlson says:
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    Do you like Sully or Amir down the stretch? I like Sully’s upside more but Amir plays 12 times (4 times each) in weeks 21, 22, and 23. I’m punting on assists and steals by the way. Thanks!

    • Carlson says:
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      @Carlson: Sully only plays 10 times (3, 3, and 4)

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Carlson: Hmmmm. Yeah I think I’ll go Amir for the extra games, if even games I would go SUlly though

  8. #firelarrydrew says:
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    Man… EFF LARRY EFFING DREW.

    Dropping Adrien for Antic tonight. Shoulda done that last night but I got side tracked so hopefully I get him tonight. If not I’ll be picking up Wroten or RKelly. O’Quinn and Miles Plumlee got swoop’d up last night ): But PatPat and Tinafey is available now.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @#firelarrydrew: Haha I’m with ya man. I’d go Antic needing the big man, but still like Wroten too

  9. The Tristan Thompson Conundrum says:
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    Playoff Push! I am patiently waiting for Slim’s Thursday post, but to win my 1st round I need to sure up rebounds assists and FT%. Jameer got dropped in my league so did Marshall, thinking of dropping Markief for him or dropping Terrence. I’m trying to claim Taj off waivers for Markief, if that doesn’t go through would a Taj – Jameer combo be better than Kief and Terrence? My back-up plan is Amir Johnson for Kief. Idk JB I haven’t made a move in a few days and it’s not sitting well with me…

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Tristan Thompson Conundrum: Haha patience can be a virtue! Yeah I’m pretty much all out on Terrence again, much rather Jameer or Marshall. I do like Amir as well, but his boards kinda wane here and there. Not that Taj is much better. I think yeah Taj Gibson/Nelson, if it falls through Amir/Nelson is a good route

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