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On Saturday night, Eric Gordon made his season debut in impressive fashion, going for 24 points (5 of 13 FG, 12 of 14 FT), including 2 threes, plus 7 assists and 2 steals. As of early Monday morning, he is only 40% owned in Yahoo! leagues. I know he has been plagued by injuries since joining New Orleans, but I’m hopeful his previous upward trajectory will continue. I would love to see 23.2 pts/2.0 3pt/2.5 rbd/3.1 ast/1.2 stl, and there’s potential for greater assists.

Monta Ellis – On Saturday, he had 14 points (2 threes), 9 assists and 5 steals and on Sunday, he went for 30 points (3 threes), 9 assists and 1 steal (but also a block). Yet, he is still not owned in 10% of leagues. I would find that hard to believe except for the fact some of you tell me you are in 7 team leagues.

Ersan Ilyasova – On 9 of 12 shooting, he concluded the evening with 24 points, including 3 of 4 from downtown, plus 5 boards and 2 assists.┬áHe’s been averaging 16 PPG and 7 RPG over the past week.

Larry Sanders – Despite 20 minutes on the floor, he only took 2 shots and finished with 4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and a block. It’s his second off night in a row. He’s due for some ups and downs, though.

Tayshaun Prince – Although he missed both three point attempts, he led his team with 20 points. He also threw in a handful of extras (2 rebounds, 2 assists).

Jason Maxiell – If he had a night like last night every night, I night would be happy night to own night him night night: 10/10/3.

Daniel Green – Hit 2 threes but ultimately finished with 8 digits, 1 board, 1 dime, 1 swipe and 2 swats. </all slang recap>

Shawn Marion – On Friday, I told you to sell him. On Sunday, he missed all 4 shots to wrap up his night with 2 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal and 3 blocks. The odds of finishing with more blocks than points is a move from the Greg Stiemsma playbook.

O.J. Mayo – After December 28, it looked like he had refound his groove, but he again missed 4 from behind the arc to finish with 8 points (4-14 total shooting), 1 rebound, 2 assists and 2 steals, thus marking his 5th clunker in 6 games (p.s. – I think the slump is temporary).

Kevin Garnett – He had the ever appreciated double double (and a half) with 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists.

John Salmons – Thanks to an impressive .750 shooting percentage, he tallied 23 points to go with 6 rebs and 4 assists. Don’t look now, but this fish has fins, accumulating 4 quality games in the past 6 appearances.

Isaiah Thomas – With nearly 40 minutes, he led the Kings with a monarch-ly 27 points, plus 4 rebounds, 5 assist, a steal and a hearty 3 of 7 from deep.

Paul Millsap – He sat out the 4th quarter, but there is nothing to worry about, he was just a whirlwind of suckage. Ont he night, he had missed 5 of 7 and only earned 3 boards, 2 assists and a block.

Jamaal Tinsley – He dished out an impressive 11 assists to buffer his 8 points, 2 steals and 1 rebounds. Be careful, though, sometimes Tinsley gets stuck in cats’ intestines. Or maybe that’s tinsel.

Alec Burks – Over the past 4 games, he saw a large boost in playing time, but that began to wane last night. Burks has not taken advantage of his opportunity, and unlike Jehovah’s Witnesses, opportunity is not going to knock repeatedly, over and over, regardless of what time it is and if it’s your day off or not. I celebrate holidays and birthdays, take a hike. Err, Burk finished with 2 points, 2 assists and a rebound. He’s only 11-for-30 with 7 assists in that span of time. He’s now dropped down to 15 minutes and will probably dip below 10 again soon.

DeAndre Jordan – He played a solid 30 minutes and finished with 14 points, 6 rebounds, an assist and 3 blocks. He shot 6-8 from the free throw line, which is amazing for him. He’s actually been shooting above .500 from the foul line over the past week, which is also astounding. I’ll have more on the worst free throw shooters tomorrow, as there will be no recap because I will be celebrating the end of the year. See you in 2013.

  1. Steve says:
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    Good morning!
    I’m still holding onto Mullens, Davis, Bargnani. Would you drop Mullens for a guy like Hedo?

    • Danbo says:
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      @Steve:

      I think that depends on your needs. Need 3s and some assists? Get Turk. Need big man stats then stick with mullens. I’d wait to see how Turk plays for another game or two to see his role on the team then assess the pick up.

      • Steve says:
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        @Danbo: Actually, I don’t need 3s and assists. Could rather use a big man because of Mullens/Davis/Bargnani-injuries. Don’t like the market though.
        Other guys are Beal and Gee, but I’d like to hold them I think.

    • Tony says:
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      @Steve: id’ probably drop bargs outta that crew, if you can afford to hold i’d hold bc Hedo is no prize. Any other options?

  2. Arc Angel says:
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    Should I drop MKG and pick up Andrea Bargnani? Will he be back soon? Thanks.

    • Danbo says:
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      @Arc Angel:

      I wouldn’t do that. MKG contributes in many categories and doesn’t hurt you. He’s only going to get better whereas Bargs is injury prone and will get you just points and 3s. Think about the upside.

    • Tony says:
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      @Arc Angel: I’d hold on MKG, rookies hit walls, but this guy fills the stat sheet, and could be a major contributor down the road….

      Bargs is rumored to be dealt, doesn’t really have a time table for return I dont think, and isn’t worth waiting on.

  3. Danbo says:
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    I just traded my Pek for MWP. My league is a 12man roto with incredibly stiff players unwilling to make trades. I am second to last in steals and quite low on 3s while stacked with bigs. Pek doesnt do much other than points and boards and Also I was worried about Pek being somewhat injury prone. 2 questions. Can MWP keep up this pace? Did I make a mistake? Thanks!

    • Tony says:
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      @Danbo: I wouldn’t worry I think mwp has kept it up this long hell be solid all yr

  4. Moses Ho-malone says:
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    Ive got an offer in a keeper league that im seriously considering: i would get ty lawson for mike conley. he’s bound to bounce back, no?

    • Mike says:
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      @Moses Ho-malone:
      Conley is a fantasy beast. So no.

  5. Tony says:
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    What do you guys think on Paul Millsap?

    He was benched yes, he was having an off night shooting, but he’s Paul Millsap, you’re really gonna bench him for Favors 29 mins and Demarre Carroll 25 mins?

    Does he get moved sooner or later? What would Utah be looking for? Any guesses to where he’d go?

    Ty Corbin’s rotation are annoying as F*ck…… if you’re studs are getting sub 30 mins all the time you should be fired.

    Happy new Yr!

  6. Dan says:
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    Hey I’m in a 20 team h2h points league. Should i trade shved and tristin Thompson for milllsap and whoever he drops (probably villanuava)? Thompson and shved are both hot right now but will Thompson be as good when verajao comes back? And there are rumors that. Verajao will be traded? I’m pretty inclined to do this trade.

    • Tony says:
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      @Dan: How’s your scoring set up? I’m in an 18 teamer, h2h, pts….. personally i’d trade shved/TT for Millsap for these reasons: 1) I think Millsap gets dealt, and it’s going to be a major boost if he does 2) If Millsaps not dealt someone else will be: favors or AlJeff, but out of those 3, they want to develop favors and they’ll probably keep the center….3) TT is bleh to me, and shved is having a nice run, but with K-love getting back into the swing of things, rubio’s coming back and once his mins build shveds role will shrink a litte, Millsaps the guy who can return top 25 value….

      I’d take it.

      I wouldn’t worry about varejo. I doubt the cavs move him and he’d probaly be a tough sell seeing that he’s 30 yrs old and has knee issues.

      • dan says:
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        @Tony: the scoring is like this:

        Points (PTS) 1 Blocks (BLK) 2
        Steals (STL) 2 Assists (AST) 1.5
        Offensive Rebounds (OREB) 1.5 Defensive Rebounds (DREB) 1
        Turnovers (TO) -1 Free Throws Made (FTM) 1
        Three Pointers Made (3PM) 2 Double Doubles (DD) 6
        Triple Doubles (TD) 12 Quadruple Doubles (QD) 900

        I think im going to do the trade

        • Tony says:
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          @dan: yeah I’d do it just because Millsaps the better player. And if he Quadruple doubles you get 900 pts!? lol

          • dan says:
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            @Tony: lmfao basically

  7. Arc Angel says:
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    Should I drop James Redacted and add Blairitch or Chris V as my go-to for advice? Also, is James Redacted safe and alive? Happy New Year!

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Arc Angel: Add Blairitch, he’s wise. James will hopefully be back soon!

  8. d2bnz says:
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    Really EG10 has only 40% ownership on yahoo…….can we therefore deduce that 60% of Yahoo leagues are already abandoned.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @d2bnz: Makes no sense. All my leagues involve fighting for scraps, where can I join these paradise leagues were Eric Gordons sit ripe on trees?

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