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The Warriors are now fighting to regain their composure after the massive injury to Kevin Durant.  Unfortunately, without him, this is a much weaker squad than last year.  This was quite obvious in their 87-94 loss to the mediocre Bulls squad on national TV.  Although, Matt Barnes did an admirable job of filling in KD with a massive 2/0/0/0/0 line…

Stephen Curry – 23/6/5/5/0. The steals are nice, but he shot an abysmal 2-11 from downtown… The Warriors offense just wasn’t clicking.

Klay Thompson – Since Curry was abysmal, I can’t really think of a worse descriptive for Klay’s 1-11 from deep.  He also only shot 5-22 from the field for a horrific 13/1/1/0/0.  Bleh.

Patrick McCaw – Started.  11/4/2/2/1 with no TOs and 4/5 shooting.  It’s low end, but he was probably the best Warrior on offense.

Bobby Portis – A fantastic 17/13/0/0/1 with 2 treys and 50% shooting.  Add him if he’s still available.  The talent is definitely there.

Jimmy Butler – A pretty mediocre line for the Butler, but 22/5/6/4/1 is nothing to sneeze at.  He went 10/10 at the stripe and had those 4 sweet swipes.

Cameron Payne – 4/0/1/0/0 I didn’t like his value after the trade, and I’m still not a fan.  He may get more minutes, but I really don’t see the timeshare ending, and frankly, Payne just isn’t that good… He’s a solid defender, but otherwise, he’s unremarkable.

Kemba Walker – 26/4/8/2/0. Kemba is as consistent as they come.  Nothing fancy, and he didn’t have it going from downtown (3-11), but nothing to complain about either.

Marvin Williams – 19/4/0/1/1 and 3/3 from downtown.  Very THRAGNOFy, but I figured I’d mention it, since their really wasn’t anyone else of note on the Hornets.

T.J. Warren – REL bias here, but TJ always looks great.  He’s not necessarily the best fantasy asset, but his efficiency is unreal. 16/8/1/0/2 on 8-11 shooting.

Alan Williams – He’s a beast!  16/12/0/1/1 in only 25 mins of playing time!  Please grab him now… I’m begging you.

Leandro Barbosa – Snuck in off the bench for an efficient 16/4/1/2/0.  He also managed to foul out in 23 minutes… go figure.

 

Thunder vs Trail Blazers –

Russell Westbrook has a massive 27 at the half, with Taj Gibson at 11 points.  On the other side, Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum have 14 and 12, while Jusuf Nurkic has the makings of a nice rainbow line with 8/4/3/2/2, and that’s just at halftime!  Damn, I wish these games were earlier… It’s already midnight, and the game is only at halftime…

That’s it for the notes!  Make sure to include your league size and format with any questions!

P.S. Gibson also hit an incredible 61 footer to end the half… Go check that out!

Stay Razzy!

  1. Ryan says:
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    12 team 5×5 league playoffs in 2 weeks. Should i pick up ullis? I have jameer nelson,lin, marquise chriss, and bazemore as droppable candidates.

    Thanks,
    Ryan

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Ryan: If you’re a gambler, then swap him for Bazemore. Or, do that if you need assists. I think the Suns will let him loose down the stretch here.

  2. Chris says:
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    Nurkic and big sauce both had huge game,are you not entertained?lol

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Chris: Very much so!

  3. Bongo says:
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    Thoughts on switching Steven Adams out for Cody Zeller?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Bongo: I’d still hold Adams, but keep an eye on that situation.

  4. Jake says:
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    I’ve noticed you often comment about how late west coast games run. It feels like a huge disadvantage to write about the NBA from EST in a meaningful way unless you’re either DVRing games or choose to stay up late. How do you approach this?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Jake: It really is – Honestly, I just don’t stay up for it, unless it’s a big game. Even with the DVR, the articles still have to be written the night of the games, so it definitely gets late, even with skipping the late one. Basically, I recap the games before the last one, and if it’s past half time of the late game, then I’ll summarize it, but I usually just give my take at half time.

      The other issue is that it’s TNT, so there’s always a 10:30 game, while many nights start their last game at 10.

  5. BringDaRuckus says:
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    Khris Middleton or Tobias Harris ROS? 10 team H2H

    Thanks-

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @BringDaRuckus: I think I’ll take Middleton there. Way more upside.

  6. DC Tom says:
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    Portis or Alan Williams? Position eligibility doesn’t matter, as I have ADavis qualifying at PF/C.

    I’m thin on center with ADavis, Gasol, Valaciunias and Willie Hernangomez. Doing a FG%/TO punt build, so boards and blocks matter to me most, even more so than points.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @DC Tom: Alan Williams – He’s a total beast out there. Portis may be a better option if you want more stat variety, but can’t beat Williams for the big stats.

  7. DC Tom says:
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    Thanks! Move made…appreciate the advice and content, it’s helped put my team into first place this season

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @DC Tom: Awesome! Glad we could help!

  8. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Adam. Which two do you like out of: Seth Curry, Capela, Nurk and Alan Williams ros in a head to head points league?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Jerry: Nurkic there by far, but then Williams second.

  9. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    8 team h2h points with extra points for double doubles and triple doubles, get 1 pt for made fg so you get 3 for a 2, 4 pts for a 4 and 1.5 for a made ft. So i just dropped covington for alan williams, but tj warren, aaron gordon and covington are all available. I don’t particularly have a position in need right now but this is my squad:
    Lillard
    Harden
    Seth curry (been killing it lately with this shooting)
    Dario saric (kind of the reason i saw covington droppable, dario is the man now)
    Myles turner (not been great lately, but he’s gotten me this far and he’s at least 20 pts a game)
    Gobert
    Alan williams (double double machine)
    Jimmy butler
    Jokic
    Nurkic
    Jrue holiday (not been great but i have faith)
    Khris middleton (looks to be getting back to himself)
    I know it’s a super shallow league but was looking to see if you thought dropping covington for williams is a good call or if i should grab cov or go for like aaron gordon or tj warren? Thanks bud and keep up the good work.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: You shouldn’t of dropped Covington. He’s extremely valuable because he does a bit of everything. assuming this is a very shallow 8-10 team league? You should still be okay but dropping the lord was a mistake

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        @Bye Felica: yeah it’s an 8 team league points scoring where his multi cat production isn’t as valuable.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Covington is top 10 in standard 9 cat, but given your league size and settings, Alan Williams is probably the better choice. He’s an automatic dub dub. I like it!

  10. Tyler says:
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    Punt FT and Pts team
    Should i drop JLin? For Ish, Ulis, Alan Williams or Aminu?

    G-Jrue,Lin,Bev,GHarris
    F-LBJ,Covington,Ariza,Middleton,Harkless
    C-Whiteside,DeAndre,Gobert,Holmes

    Focusing on dominating Fg,reb,stl,blk while being competitive in 3s,ast,TO

    • Tyler says:
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      @Tyler: Hardaway, Nelson and Yogi just got dropped as well. Should I swap anyone else or stand pat with my lineup?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Tyler: I’d swap Holmes for Alan Williams, and Ish for Lin.

  11. Jerry says:
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    Thanks for the help, Adam. One more question, Crowder or Marcus Morris ros in a head to head points league? Thanks!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Jerry: I’m goin Morris there, he’s been great this year.

  12. JJ says:
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    Hey Adam!

    Would you drop Chriss to pick up Ulis? I know they give different cats but Chriss has been so unreliable! Thanks!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @JJ: I like that move – Ulis has been a revelation

  13. Jerry says:
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    Ok, thanks! Which side do you like better for ros in a points league: Wilson Chandler/Tristan Thompson or Clint Capela/Marcus Morris?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Jerry: Definitely the Clint/Marcus side.

  14. Tyler says:
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    I only have 2 possible opponents for 1st rd of POs with our current standings:

    Opponent 1:
    G-Harden,Tyreke,Matthews,Ross,TyJo
    F-Draymond,MarvinWilliams,,Fournier,Gallo,Barton
    C-Ibaka,RoLo,Plumlee

    Opponent 2:
    G-GHill,McCollum,LouWill,AveryBradley,RJax
    F-Crowder,Otto,Kawhi,KCP
    C-MylesTurner,Millsap,WCS,Dieng

    Feel like I can compete in ASTs with those two teams?

    My Team:
    G-Jrue,Lin,Bev,GHarris,Middleton
    F-LBJ,Ariza,Covington,Harkless
    C-Whiteside,Deandre,Gobert,Holmes

    Seems also that STLs will be our tiebreaker hence why I’m thinking of getting Aminu for Holmes? Since Aminu has 4games in the 1st rd of Playoffs while Holmes only has 3.

    Other options on the wire are Big Sauce(3games), Lawson(4games), THJ(3games), Ferrell(4games), Chriss(3games), Smart(3), Ulis(3), Nelson(3), Frye(4)

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Tyler: I like that pickup – Steals should only be an issue against opponent 2 though. That’s the scarier team, in my opinion.

      • Tyler says:
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        @Adam: Ariza’s steals have dried up lately. Should I drop him for Marcus Smart? or Drop Lin for Smart (for extra assists and stls)?

        • Tyler says:
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          @Tyler: Other waiver options include Nelson, Ulis, Yogi, Holmes, Lawson, Chriss, Kilpatrick, SwaggyP, CJ Miles, CoJo, Biyombo

          Also, Ariza and Smart have similar FG% but if I drop Lin, do you think my team makeup can take the drop in FG?

          • Adam

            Adam says:
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            @Tyler: I’d swap him for Ulis – He’s been racking up the steals as well.

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