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Now, I never went to a boarding school… I was stuck in the public schooling circuit, and just could never rebound.  I was like Andrea Bargnani or Brook Lopez down there.  Domineering over some little men, but the boards just never came my way… Enter J.J. Hickson, who despite being a tad undersized has always been a solid boarder, and racked up 19 last night for an 18/19 night.  Near Goromotaro!  Just one putback slammah-jammah and he’s seeing 20/20.  A little laser eye surgery.  I liked Hickson a lot when JaVale McGee went down, and he’s proved he needs to be owned virtually everywhere like I said 8 days ago.  In the five games since, Hickson has at least 8 boards, double-figures in four of five, and a block every night.   Even if Shaqtin-a-McGee is able to get back within his original time frame, McGee just isn’t able to play the big starter’s minutes and Hickson is going to maintain this value either starting at the 5 or playing out his minutes as an early sub.  If you’re hurtin’ for boards, be sure the recent grad from the boarding school isn’t sitting on your wire.  Here’s what else I saw last night in fantasy hoops:

Tony Wroten – Watched my first Sixers game last night, and Wroten looks really good.  Shot 8-17 for a fantastic 19/3/3/5 line, but did shoot only 3-9 from the stripe.  He’s DeAndre Jordan as a PG!  He was bad last night and had a 1-5 in the Sixers’ second game, but past those two games he’s been fine at the line.  Deploy as you would until Michael Carter-Williams gets back from the foot injury.

Mason Plumlee – After by far his best game as a pro without Kevin Garnett or Brook Lopezhad a quiet 17 minutes 4/4/0/1/0 ball.  KG did come back (and took 19 shots in 25 minutes!), but still no Lopez.  Just not enough room on this team.

Reggie Evans – Started at center, and grabbed 9 boards in 28 minutes.  He’ll get plenty of run as Lopez still has no timetable to come back from the sprained ankle.  He’s a poor man’s Hickson.  A good streaming boost of boards this week.

Shaun Livingston – The best player on the Nets right now?  Sad… but you could argue for it!  He looked great in the preseason and I mentioned yesterday that he’s a must-own for this stretch without Deron Williams if you have a stream spot.  23/2/2/1 last night, you’d expect a few more dimes but you love the 8-14 FG and 7-7 FT.  Shot much better than his teammates and was the Nets leading scorer.

Mo Williams – I’ve never been the biggest MoWil guy for fantasy, but he’s been solid lately, going 12/5/6/3/2 for a shocking rainbow line.  Who is letting MoWil block them, [GOB voice] come on!  I’m gonna let the guy in the $500 Blazers jersey block me twice, come on!  After not topping 25:37 in the first 5 Blazers games, has played 29:55 or more in the last 5.  The Blazers have won 7 straight, so you gotta buy the PT and the multi-cat production.

Nicolas Batum – I was lower on him than most heading into the year, but he’s a solid buy low right now.  Only 7/6/1/1/0 last night with 4 TOs giving him his second brutal line in the past 4.  If anyone panics from that, worth a discount if you can swing it.

Jimmy Butler – Reportedly hurt his toe, but was able to get back in there.  Only 14/5/0/2/0, so he’s streamable in shallower leagues – but Butler owners can feel a little better if you saw there mere 22:12 and were worried.

Derrick Rose – Can’t hit the broad side of a barn.  Another terrible shooting day going 4-13 last night.  The “at least he’s playing” argument is losing its luster.  Shooting percentage down to 34%.  Ricky Rubio called him after the game giving him jumper tips.

Kemba Walker – Actually, no one is colder than Kemba right now, going 3-14 last night and shooting 25% since dinging his shoulder over the past 7.  And that’s in 110 shots.  Nice shooting, soldier!  I bet that guy from Happy Gilmore is heckling him.  “The basket’s that way, and you went that way, hahahahaha!  Jackass.”

Jeffery Taylor – Racked up a career-high 20 points shooting a team-high 18 shots.  Played 34 minutes and hit a couple of treys.  Michael Kidd-Gilchrist didn’t look good in his 26 minutes, shooting 2-7 with 4 TOs.  Deep league owners, keep an eye on Taylor.

Charlie Day – Shot terrible.  Every time a shot goes up I say to myself, “The NightMan Cometh and the NightMan Taketh away”.  Ok, so that doesn’t really make any sense, but wanted to tie that commenter name in there!  4-14, as Josh McRoberts‘ shot is flatter that Kristen Stewart.  My analysis on him will always be “he’s either awful all-around, or awful offensively and can rock a multi-cat.”  That’s me quoting me!  11/6/5/0/2 which you’ll definitely take in deep formats.

Wilson Chandler – Make a shot!  This is what it was like for me watching this game.

Ty Lawson – Beast mode.

Jordan Hamilton – Welcome to da bench.  Droppable almost everywhere.

Kenneth Faried – The Manimal was roadkill in this one.  5/6 with a block, only shooting 2-4.  Not much of a takeaway here, Hickson is just gobbling em up like the sarlacc.

Russell Westbrook – Could very well end up being one of the biggest x-factors on championship fantasy squads this year given the deflated draft day price tag.  Huge 30/12/7 night.

Reggie Jackson – Played 24 minutes for 14/7/2.  Pretty good, sure, but it’s comparable to his best lines of the year.  Sad… But true!  Not a guy that needs to be owned in shallower leagues, said it a while back.

Steven Adams – The country of New Zealand will fly at half mast today (well, their day is already night and mostly over by now – jet lag when the season’s over for him must be a bitch!) for the death of Adams’ fantasy value.  Only 6 minutes last night logging a dime and a swat, and has really fallen off the table after the breakout 6 games ago.  Nick Collison got 20 minutes in this game.  Yikes.  At least he’s not behind Hasheem Thabeet for minutes as he got a DNP – Coach’s Decision!  If Thabeet had gotten more minutes, then you’ve lost all pride.

Evan Turner – Looked really good, but I was still shocked when I saw his final line of 26/9/7.  I was wrong on Turner!  Shot 10-22, continues to be hot and being more than a low % scorer.  Missssss Turner!  I always think of Pirates when I see his name.

James Anderson – Didn’t shoot too well at 5-13, but I was impressed with how he looked and actually racked up a solid multi-cat 14/7/3/3/1.  Obviously the 36 Pts was a fluke a few back, but he’s been decent with the multi-cat since then including a rainbow line in there with the obvious big-offense potential.  Worth a look now in deeper 12-teamers.

Jae Crowder – At one point was leading the NBA in FG%!  No joke.  Was way off last night shooting 1-8.  Pass.

Samuel Dalembert – Crowder technically started at center with the Haitian Sensation off the bench.  Odd.  Sammy D with the 14 boards and 3 blocks though!  Boards-n-Blocks delight!

Shawn Marion – An assist short of a rainbow line himself, going 20/7/1/2/2.  His shot is so funky, still baffles me to this day.  Love it!  Second to Monta Ellis in minutes for the Mavs last night and looks like he’s got at least this season of fantasy goodness still in the tank.

Shane Larkin – Made his NBA debut and looked good!  That kills all the Gal Mekel love I had… Larkin played 9 minutes to Mekel’s 7, and went 2/0/3/3/0.  Looked like a guy that can be a really elite thievery guy (of course, minutes permitting).  Worth a steals stream in deeper leagues for a guy off the radar late in weeks.  I think he showed he can be the go-to backup PG.

DeJuan Blair - Racked up 4 fouls in 8 minutes.  Rougher than sitting through Irreversible.  I bet not a soul gets that reference… Still think he can be a poor man’s 2012-13 Reggie Evans.

Diante Garrett – Look out REL!  My new acquisition played 22 minutes (a lot in the second half while still a blowout) for a +17 in a game where Enes Kanter was a -33 on the floor.  What the hey!?  Garrett went 8/3/5 and with Alec Burks struggling in another game and John Lucas III being, well his typical Lucas-ness, Garrett might get some run until Trey Burke is back.

Gordon Hayward – I like Derrick Favors a lot as well and he’ll give you blocks, but these two are pretty much your only constants on that terrible Jazz team.  But it was shocking the Jazz had 10 TOs as a team last night and Gordon’s Fisherman had 6 of em.  Still had a good game of 18/6/3/3/0 but Gus Ayonin’!

Marc Gasol – The Grizzlies finally figured out he’s the focus of the offense, with another triple-double flirt of 23/9/8.  Shot only 8-22, but 8+ assists now in the past 3, and wouldn’t you know it, all Grizz wins.  I should be an NBA coach!  I’ve been saying the key to that team is Marc-y Marc having the offense flow through him.

Z-Bo – 26/15/2/2/0.  Maybe Randolph going 20/10 the past three has helped out too…

Kosta Koufos – Get him to the Greek!!! Look out for the rainbow line, or “ουράνιο τόξο γραμμή” as Google translate tells me, with KK going 10/9/2/2/4 in only 19 minutes.  Put the pistachios on the baklava!  Ed Davis with the dreaded DNPCD.  Koufos is reminding us of his deeper league consideration – remember last year he was solid in not huge minutes on the Nugs.  If Ed Davis isn’t gonna be on the floor, give me, give me, give me some mo’ [of Koufos].

Quincy Pondexter – Played 30 minutes, but just like his foray into acting, wasn’t a box office success.

Quincy Pondexter Lone Ranger

DeAndre Jordan - Getting to be the same thing every night, 8/16 with three blocks, he’s filling out that potential!  And played another 43 minutes…  Doc heart DJ!

Chris Paul – A board away from a trip-dub as he tied Magic Johnson for the most 10+/10+ Pt/Ast games to start a year.  Plus with Steve Blake diming, everyone in LA is handing out non-stop dimebags!  Bring back Pooh Richardson!

 

Next Game: I’m not doing a game until tomorrow, and I’ll be getting Utah @ NO.  Hopeful to see big run drom Diante Garrett and a huge game from Anthony Davis, but that’s all that really excited me.  Well, if Ryan Anderson hits another 6 threes, that’d be fun to watch too!  Hope your teams got you off to a good start and looking forward to your thoughts below!

From Around The Web

  1. Bob Campbell says:
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    I’m in a ten team h2h league and was wondering if I should drop Jimmy Butler and pick up Trey Burke before he returns from injury. Butler is the last man on my bench so I wouldn’t be too affected on my weekly match ups.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bob Campbell: I would, a league that shallow it’s worth Burke’s upside at this point

  2. Jason says:
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    Hey JB. great stuff. Any update on Tobias? Yahoo listed him as able to practice although more just testing the ankle. Haven’t seen anything on how it went.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Thanks man! I haven’t seen anything past that either, moving him along very slow

  3. JT says:
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    In a redraft league, drop Tony Wroten for Anderson Varajao or Amir Johnson?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JT: I’d hold Wroten while hot

  4. Jboogie says:
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    Got the joke with irreversible! That subway scene is brutal.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jboogie: Haha – you win the movie trivia prize of the day!

      • Jay_0321 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Epic movie. I second on the tunnel scene.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jay_0321: As much as possible, I really enjoyed it. The camera work was phenomenal. I liked Enter the Void a lot as well. Imagine a Noe movie with like, a $50 million budget.

  5. Connor says:
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    Do you think Amir Johnson turns it around? I have him and Jonas in my team kind of hoping Rudy gay gets traded to open up some more consistent offense any thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: Amir is doing about what he did last year and I think that holds. Don’t think the Gay trade changes too much for him, maybe a few more boards with the offense working more efficiently

      • shale says:
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        @JB Gilpin: How about Jonas? God damn Casey… *tear*

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @shale: Haha – I like Jonas to indeed turn it around. I tried to buy low in some leagues and no takers yet. So others are thinking the same!

  6. jakob says:
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    Hey JB! Whats up, how do doing?

    I’ve got a little question concerning Chandler Parsons. I drafted him (and even reached a bit for him) because I new how consistent that guy is, despite playing a great last season almost completely under the radar.
    Now this season, he performs even better, shooting on a 50%FG basis, giving you a 3/STL/BLK almost every game.

    So, you mentioned Batum (for example) as a buy-low candidate and I’d really like to aim for him (had him last season in my champions’ squad 8-)), but .. I wouldnt trade Parsons for him. I think he can maintain his TOP30 value as right now, being even with Batum. Sure, I need more treeeeeeys, but given Parsons superb percentages, I’m not quite sure if this is a good idea. What do you think of Parsons value, JB? Do you think his stats will drop?

    On a sidenote, I completely su** at elaborating trades. It’s hard for me to do a proper trade-offer. I always think “naa, Im giving up too much” and offer garbage players (compared to the players I want) instead. I just want to impress with pure mass, offering 6 for 4 or 5 for 3. But owners keep telling me by offers are kinda.. weak, yeahr.

    Offered this deal to a struggling owner a few seconds ago, though.
    I give my West and Jordan Crawford;
    I get his Batum and Tristan Thompson

    I need boards and treys. Still think my offer is underwhelming :D Another player he has got would be Jeff Green, but I cant pull myself together to propose a solid trade. Any tips on how to do proper trade offers? I always seem to stuck with bad ones -.-

    Thx for any help in advance :) And sorry for this being more than a little question, hehe.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jakob: I still really like Parsons, and totally buy what he’s doing, so no, I don’t really see a drop off. Too high-octane an offense. Can’t blame you for not wanting to move Parsons for Batum at all. I definitely like that trade you proposed if if gets accepted, but kinda doubt it will. If you can’t formulate one but want the player, it never hurts to e-mail or message that owner through the site or whatnot asking what they’d be interested in. Maybe they like someone you hate on your team. No problem man, any time!

  7. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Oh man, my college roomie was hitting me up for movie suggestions to impress a girl he was dating who was into foreign/indie movies. I suggested “Irreversible” as a joke but he really went through with it because he couldn’t come up with anything else. She was not feeling very affectionate that night.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Hahahahahaha, as a date movie?! Yikes. That’s about as bad as Von Trier’s Anti-Christ. Glad people know their movies! Funny story sorta akin to that – I took a black chick out once, she was awesome and a good friendish/more-ish, and saw the Departed, and Jack Nicholson in Voiceover drops an N bomb like 10 seconds in. I’m like, mannnnnnnn

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Haha oh man yeah, Anti Christ would be bad. I usually try to stay away from genital mutilation when trying to set the mood. I think my worst date movie choice ever was Mulholland Drive. It wasn’t so much offensive as it was unsettling. And I was 9.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Clyde Prompto: Haha – that is quite a good tip. I love Mulholland Dr! One of my favorite movies. You went on a date at 9? I think I was 11 or 12 when I saw it, kinda was my first really “out there” movie and got me into film.

          • Clyde Prompto says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Haha no, I was actually 18. I’m pretty sure if I saw the scene with the homeless guy behind the diner when I was 9 I wouldn’t have slept ever again.

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Clyde Prompto: Yeah that scene was creepy as shizz. Definitely a little rough. But the latter love scenes made up for it! Ha

              • Clyde Prompto says:
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                @JB Gilpin: Hahaha

  8. Wade says:
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    Who wins in this trade?
    Team A:Jimmy Butler, Wilson Chandler, Amir Johnson
    Team B: Dwayne Wade, Danny Green, Mozgov

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wade: I like Wilson a lot, but it’s gotta be team B

  9. Prodders says:
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    Lots of interesting guys in our waivers, and it’s probably time I gave up on PBev or Butler (altho he started so well last night). Drop either / both of those for any of:

    Nene, Garnett, J Hill, Varejao, T Evans, H Barnes, Knight, Jack, Bynum?

    Hill’s #s are the most interesting, but he’s already 26 and no assists, steals or 3s.

    Thanks again!

    (PS, saw Irreversible with a gf in College… think we lasted about 45 mins)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Prodders: If you need the big man stats, I like Hill. I think I would stream the Butler spot for virtually any of those guys with daily moves to stream the spot. I’m still holding onto PBev in all leagues, so we shall see. Haha, glad so many people have seen it! Definitely not a movie to watch with a significant other!

      • Prodders says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I was leaning towards Hill but he got taken. Henson / TJones / Nene perhaps? Yes lacking bigmen and long-term having trade value would be my preference altho you’re probably right about streaming.

        Giving PBev 2 more chances – this back to back. Make us proud PBev!!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Prodders: He looked decent tonight! T Jones with the huge game too. Butler getting an MRI on a toe sounds weird and serious… Grab T Jones for him if you could

  10. Ian says:
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    Hey JB and fellow ballers: trying to solidify my roster, I just picked up terrence jones and jordan crawford but trevor ariza, tyreke evans, corey brewer and wilson chandler are still on the wire.. would you drop either of jones or crawford for one of the latter? and if so which do you prefer?

    • Prodders says:
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      @Ian: I think Wilson Chandler has real value, and will be 100% owned soon. I’d def get him first of all.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ian: I agree, grab Chandler for Jordan C

  11. Curry says:
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    Who wins
    Team A wade Danny green mozgov
    Team b jimmy butler Wilson chandler Amir johnson

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Curry: Got ya above

  12. chillmodious says:
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    Morning, JB et al…

    Trey Burke is practicing today, so I’m ready to make my move on him. Question is, who to drop? Bottom of my roster right now is a fight between Jordan Crawford and PBev. I also have Robin Lopez and Ariza down there, but I think the move is to lose one of Crawford or PBev for Bure. I’m having trouble buying Crawford this season due to (a) Rondo and (b) he’s Jordan ‘Wild Shot’ Crawford! … but then again, this is the same guy who wasn’t buying Steve Blake a week ago and dropped him. Ugh.

    Any suggestions on what to do here?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chillmodious: Oh man, Blake has been a dimebag killer! I think I might lose Ariza for Burke personally, since Ariza is still ailing with the hammy

      • chillmodious says:
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        @JB Gilpin: It’s gonna be either PBev or Crawford. Please help me choose one!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @chillmodious: Hold onto PBev!

          • chillmodious says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Oh man, this is tough. I’m holding PBev and losing Crawford now for Burke. I’m having flashbacks to when I dropped Steve Blake last week! If Crawford maintains his current value going forward, I’m going to break something.

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @chillmodious: He’s Jordan Crawford so I wouldn’t worry too much on it! Ha

  13. Arc Angel says:
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    In a vacume, would you trade Paul Millsap for MIchael Carter-Williams?

    • shale says:
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      @Arc Angel: If your goal is to make your team awful, then yes you trade Millsap for MCW.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Arc Angel: Nope, hold Millsap

  14. Shaft says:
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    With the good news on Tobias Harris today (practicing again today), is it time to drop beverley for him? Or is it worth giving P Bev one more shot tonight against Boston?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: I’d roll PBev one more night tonight and see how it goes. Hoping he gets it going!

  15. questionMaster says:
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    Nice. Quick question, what are your thoughts on Brandon Knight or H Barnes…and dropping for James Anderson.

    H2H League: 12 team x 13 players (3 bench spots)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @questionMaster: I’d have no problem losing Knight for Anderson. Probably not the popular move, but Barnes should get run with Curry out at least a game and want him right now. Knight has to prove he can get through extended action

  16. Michael says:
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    Hey JB. Another great morning read.

    Had to drop S. Adams for Sammy D. My waiver wire is so thin had no choice cause Adams is obviously not ready anytime soon and Sammy D got to start the 2nd half. Maybe next year it’ll be better for S. Adams.

    I got a question regarding my lineup for Wednesday..
    Heres my lineup for Wednesday. Who would you start?
    I’m losing FG% Pts Reb TO and tied for steals.
    PG Curry (hopefully he plays, got scared last night when I saw him go down)
    SG Lillard
    G Wall
    SF Brewer
    PF Green
    F TJones
    C Hawes
    Util Pek
    Util Lopez
    Bench DD
    Bench T. Harris
    Bench Sammy D.

    Thanks!

    • Michael says:
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      @Michael: PG Lillard* SG Curry*

      • Michael says:
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        @Michael: One more question. With Tobias Harris’ return to practice would it be a smart move to stash Gallinari now for Sammy D? I’m currently 1st in the league with 2nd place not too far from me. It also doesn’t help that I’m matched up against him this week.

        • Michael says:
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          @Michael: Well Steph is out for wednesday with a mild concussion…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael: Thanks man! Yeah, totally agree on that move.Sorry a bit of a slow morning, DD is DeRozan right? Yeah he’s obviously in now, tough break for Curry owners. I’d let Galo stay on the wire, still going to be a long while with no rush to bring him back on a terrible team

      • Michael says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah. I made my adjustments so now Currys out with Derozan in and I still have Sammy D. benched over R. Lopez. Hopefully Curry comes back after just missing wednesday.

        Alright I’ll hold off on Galo. Thanks.

  17. Matt says:
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    i have $150 FAAB moneys and someone just dropped JR Smith. I want to drop either Dejuan Blair or Jared Sullinger. WHich player should i drop and how much moneys should i put on JR Smith?

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt: Oh yeah it is a 14 team category league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matt: Wow, in a 14 team? I’d go $40-$50 personally, losing Blair.

  18. Troy says:
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    So I just accepted this trade and am feeling some buyers’ remorse. Someone please make me feel better or confirm that I’m an idiot.

    I give up: Paul George, Mike Conley, Roy Hibbert, Chris Bosh, Eric Bledsoe, and Spencer Hawes
    For
    John Wall, Andre Drummond, Kemba Walker, Brook Lopez, Demar Derozan, and Paul Millsap.

    I’m a big Nets fan so Lopez drew me in (I have an easy match up this week and will be okay without him) and I thought I was upgrading my bigs enough to afford downgrading my guards, and I still have Hayward, Lin, Holiday and Burke.

    Thoughts?

    • Troy says:
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      @Troy: @Troy: and I just flipped Kemba for Kawhi Leonard

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Troy: Geez, half your roster! Kinda tough to totally break it down, sounds like it was a tad too much

  19. mike says:
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    It’s killing me that Steve Blake is available in my league, but I don’t know who to drop for him. I’m already #1 by a significant margin in assists. I’m looking at potentially dropping McBob (who I like for his 3pt/ast #’s at Center, where I only have 3 eligibles) or Jamal Crawford, who is steady but low ceiling and one-dimensional. Crawford’s going to regress back to 43% shooting right? But I bet he gets picked up as soon as I drop him. I’m 2nd in points as well, which is all I’d really be losing in that switch. I could also potentially drop Paul Pierce or Markieff Morris.

    • mike says:
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      @mike:

      And with the clippers still having 4 games this week and Blake not set to play again until Friday, I’m tempted to wait – but it feels like one of those temptations like Taco Bell that you know you’re going to regret.

      I guess my question really is: how good a season is steve blake really going to have in his 10th year? Do you think a Kobe comeback would be a plus or a minus?

      • mike says:
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        @mike:

        Screw it, I just pulled the trigger. ThrAGNOF! Thanks razzball

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mike: You dropped Crawford then? Or McBob? ThrAGNOF indeed! Glad you got Blake, like him over both, buying the big Asts and decent Stls even with Kobe back at some point

      • mike says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Dropped Crawford. Whatever’s happening with McBob is too interesting for me to let go now. With him and Blake, I’m going with “team of guys I saw in college breaking out now in their 30s”

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @mike: Yup, would been either for me, I like it. NCAA All-Stars 2001!

  20. Jake Van Zuiden says:
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    I got offered Dwight Howard for Anthony Davis. It’s a h2h categories league and as you may remember there’s 2 rebounding categories and a double double category. Would like some advice. Thanks again

    • Prodders says:
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      @Jake Van Zuiden: Davis all day long, not even close imo.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake Van Zuiden: Yeah you gotta hold the Brow

  21. MC says:
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    Trey burke is available in my league but so is George Hill, who should I pick up? Seems like a no brainer but I like to take risks (trey burke). George Hill is no longer the man in Indiana and Utah needs a PG bad, but who knows how the rookie will do. Who will be better on the long run?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @MC: Totally agree with your analysis, I think it’s Hill but obviously Burke has the upside. Would have no prob if you rolled the dice on Burke

      • MC says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks

  22. Geoff says:
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    Paul George and Faried for K-Mart and Gay
    who has the better side?

    • Zandy says:
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      @Geoff: Paul George not even close

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Geoff: Yeah, George side by wide margin

  23. Raise your hand if you started Alec Burks (4 game week) and you got kicked squarely in the ring dingy last night? This guy did too. It’s my own fault as I watched him play last week and thought he might bounce back with a starting gig and more run. Nope. To make matters worse, I sat my boyfriend – Jordan Hill (2 game week) for Burks’ sorry belonging in D-League ass. Wasted opportunity cause hearing Trey Burke is coming fast and furious and likely to debut this week. ___ expletive, ___ expletive.

    Burks gonna pick up some splinters for me in the near future. Pine time until he gets his shizzel together.

    Done with my vent. Thanks for listening.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @EL BURRO: Yo, EB, nice vent… Felt the draft all the way through my computer! I’m desperate for someone to help force my hand with who to drop for Trey Burke. Looking at PBev and Jordan Crawford at the bottom of my roster, and totally incapable of deciding which to drop. I was thinking Crawford earlier this morning, but now I’m looking at ditching PBev. Yeesh. No wonder indecision killed the cat. Dah! Care to offer any help here?

      • @chillmodious:

        Throwing caution to the wind and not knowing anything about size of your league, scoring system, etc., tonight – I’m looking hard at KCP from DET — yet again. Almost made that move last week, then chickened out. KCP can score in bunches, not too different from Burks, but the 3pm is a little more enticing. KCP , is currently starting in Detroit with Chauncey sidelined. Billups inability to stay healthy, plus Mo Cheeks desire to keep Stuckey in the 2nd unit, is alluring… Not sure how deep your league is, but that’s an interesting add (or watch) in a vacuum.

        Regarding PBev vs. Jordan Crawford, I would still keep PBev cause of the system. Once Rondo is back, Crawford is going to be rendered useless until he (Rondo) gets traded, which is very likely. At least with PBev, there is some upside. Now that said, Lin has completely outplayed him over the past 2 weeks – so my long winded answer, is … if you need someone for the short term, I would roll with Crawford, long term – still like Beverly. I’ve never been a big Jordan Crawford fan – 1) he’s a punk, 2) he’s a ball-hog 3) plays in the East, when in doubt – go West, my friend, go West.

        Hope that helps.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EL BURRO: Yikes, sorry man! Yup that was no bueno. Diante Garrett time!

  24. JP says:
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    I’m in a 20 team keeper league. I was just offered Horford and Brand for my Tobias Harris and Markieef Morris. Am I missing something, or do I jump at this? Like now?

    • JP says:
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      @JP: Too late. He rescinded it. Maybe read this post. I snoozed and losed.

    • Prodders says:
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      @JP: jump jump jump

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JP: Damn rescinder! Publicly smite him for his impoliteness

  25. Brendan says:
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    Drop John Henson and Markieff Morris for J.J. Hickson and Terrence Jones?

    • MC says:
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      @Brendan: yes, MIL players are coming back soon and Hickson is a beast

      • @MC: As someone that had a taste of Hickson and that Denver rotation, be careful. It’s not the best of rotations for fantasy but Hickson, when getting a fair allotment of minutes, is indeed a double-double waiting to happen.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Brendan: I’d want Henson and Hickson myself

      • @JB Gilpin: Perhaps I’m just down on Hickson because I’ve already cut him and lost his services. lol, here’s to hoping that Terrance Jones keeps it going tonight.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @WNWDOTCOM: Haha, yeah I mean he fits the offense better than Asik, but the big Turk-diva is gonna get a few mins at the least.

  26. I just moved Chandler Parsons for Kemba Walker. We’ll see how to works out. I shopped Parsons hard because I already roster a very similar player in Jeff Green. I was looking to add a PF/C to add to rebounds and blocks but I couldn’t get a deal together. I have added Terrence Jones and Tobias Harris.

    With Vasquez crapping out on me, I needed a PG behind Derrick Rose and Goran Dragic. We’ll see how to works out. I’m in a 12-team H2h (8 category league). Currently rolling with…

    PG Derrick Rose
    SG James Harden
    SF Jeff Green
    PF Greg Monroe
    C Joakim Noah
    G Goran Dragic
    F Terrence Jones
    UTIL Nikola Pekovic
    UTIL Kemba Walker
    UTIL J.J. Redick
    BENCH John Henson
    BENCH Tobias Harris
    BENCH Tony Wroten

    Wroten is gone when MCW gets back, I’ll look to add the top waver wire player at that point.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @WNWDOTCOM: Interesting, definitely a nice buy low. I had Walker ahead of Parsons in my ranks – being down on Kemba and high on Parsons. I buy the move.

  27. Trey says:
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    Thinking of making a deal centred around sending Al Jefferson for Paul Millsap…not 1 for 1 but something along those lines.

    Do you guys think the big between the two will be significant going forward? or is it just the perception of Big Al being a 2nd/3rd rounder?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Trey: I think Big Al bounces back, but like the idea of getting Millsap and a little value back if you can make the trade work

  28. The Nightman Cometh says:
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    JB! Appreciate the shout out and the It’s Always Sunny references even more!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Nightman Cometh: Awesome! Glad you saw that. McRoberts is going to get more coming every game!

  29. Moez says:
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    another great read!
    heeey
    would you give up irving for westbrook?
    I have love I was thinking about pairing them up :D
    no TO Cat.. Hmm

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Moez: Thanks man! Wow, yeah no TO helps a lot… Very close, think I might be against the grain and go Westbrook because Irving has all the injury history.

  30. Jon says:
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    I have room to add one:

    Burke or Beverly?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: Still PBev for me

  31. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Hey JB nice read, would you drop Enes Kanter for Terrence Jones? Most of my team are UK guys anyways so this doesn’t hurt me since I’m adding one for another and Jones has been more consistent since entering the starting lineup. It’s H2H points league, thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Mannnn, tough to say no to Jones after tonight… I like Kanter a lot still despite a little cooling off, I think I indeed might go Jones

      • @JB Gilpin:

        psssst – JB, it’s me, Terrence Jones, baby. El Burro told you to pick me up early last week. Hope you listened cause I’m here to stay! Believe the wise donkey, my game is tight and going forward, I’m gonna put up at least 12/10 with 1 3pm, 1-2 blocks and a 1 steal/game. I’m gonna make you forget that whiney, soon to be traded punk, Asik and that crazy Israeli, no defense loving dude, Casspi. Pick me up already, JB!. I don’t bite.

        24 points/9 boards/2 blocks / 1 3pm in 27 minutes.

        you friend,
        TJONES

        • JB Gilpin

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          @EL BURRO’s friend, TERRENCE JONES…: I agree with most of those, sir TJONES, maybe just the 1 block and 9 boards, but the rest looks nice. Don’t you dare say anything negative about my Casspi! #FREECASSPI!

  32. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    Dalembert or Henson?

  33. forwhomthejoiquebelltolls says:
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    Drop Faried or possibly Jordan HIll for Hickson or hold? 8 team league

    • JB Gilpin

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      @forwhomthejoiquebelltolls: Hmmm, a league that shallow I think I’d get Hickson, but Faried is worth holding to see if a trade works out. I think I indeed go Hickson though.

  34. Aj says:
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    Thoughts on trading my Curry for his Cousins and my choice of Vasquez or Redick?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Aj: I don’t think that’s nearly enough for Curry

  35. decaf says:
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    Hi JB,

    Got offered Derrick Favors for my Mike Conley.

    12-team 8-cat roto
    PG – Conley, Wall, Parker, Thomas
    SG – Beal, Butler
    SF – J. Green, Parsons
    PF – Duncan, T. Harris, J. Henson
    C – Horford, D. Blair

    I certainly need the REB and BLK, but am I giving up too much value? I’m thinking of a counter-offer of Parker + Butler for Favors instead. What do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Michael Pan says:
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      Do you think Joe Johnson is worth holding onto?

      He’s kind of the weak link on my team .

      i wanted to package joe johnson and kenneth faried for wilson chandler

      but if there is a trade for faried i think his value would be even better.

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        wrong response

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Michael Pan: I was way down on Johnson coming into the year, and no problem trading him. I like that offer for Chandler, but if no trades work soon, he’s droppable

    • JB Gilpin

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      @decaf: I’d try the counter first. Agree you need the big man stats, can’t hurt to counter and if it’s straight denied, I indeed do think you need a guy like Favors and can re-offer it back

      • decaf says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’m also thinking of countering his offer with Conley for his Ibaka. I forgot to mention he has a lot of bigs. Ibaka is going to be a beast now that Westbrook is back, right?

  36. Tom says:
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    Hi first time poster. This is my current team in an 8 team roto.
    Irving, Ellis, Josh Smith, Tim Duncan, Marc Gasol, Lillard, Favors, Ryan Anderson, Pekovic, Kyle Lowry and on the bench Jeff Green, Miles Plumlee and Jordan Hill.

    Because we have a shallow league there are plenty of good players on the waivers I was just wondering which of these I should pick up. I seem to score enough points and threes but need more steals , better shooting percentages, more boards and blocks as I am ranked low in these catergories. Out of these players who would you pick up and replace on my team.

    Boozer, Redick, Dragic, Gordon, Kanter, Isaiah Thomas, Wilson Chandler, George Hill, Amir Johnson, Jonas V, varajao, Ilyasova, Ariza and granger to name a few any help would be greatly appreciated

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tom: Welcome to the comments! Man, very shallow indeed. I’d roll the dice and grab Jonas V for Plumlee. I still believe in Valanciunas turning it around. But I’d hold everyone past that given your team needs.

    • Tom says:
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      @JB Gilpin: @Tom: there is also guys like hickson, jones, trey burke would you go for any of them instead of Hill?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tom: Jones is close, but I’d stick with Hill, a little more boards and blocks upside in my opinion

        • Tom says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB great to get a quick response all the way from Australia!!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Tom: Any time, hope you’re having a good… evening by now?

            • Tom says:
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              @JB Gilpin: Its 12.05 in the morning the upside is that all games for us run between 10am to 4pm great times when you are a uni student!!

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Tom: Very cool! Yeah that sounds like a solid time for games – thanks for reading!

                • Tom says:
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                  @JB Gilpin: No worries! before you go sorry have just made a trade in my league traded Jeff green for bargnani. I probably lost out just getting really frustrated though with green and his lack of boards. What are your thoughts? thanks

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @Tom: Well it’s fine in the short term, just long-term Chandler will be back and eat up a lot of Bargs’ value. That said, I’m scared shitless of Green right now!

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