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The NBA had its second triple double of the year, and it was earned by Jose Calderon. He scored 13 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds. He has been averaging a whopping 1.0 rebound per game, so this was a wee bit of a surprise. Despite that, he has been a solid source of assists and threes, and he won’t hurt you with points (11.0 per game), so it’s a bit puzzling that he is only 66% owned in Yahoo! leagues. Is there no room for a guy dishing out 6.4 dimes per night?

Bradley Beal – Made one three, but overall shot 1-6 from downtown (1-11 total) for 8 points, 3 rebounds, and a steal. His FG% hasn’t been great, and he just made it worse.

A.J. Price – Also shot like a blind opposum, going 2-12, including 1-7 from behind the arc, but did tally 6 assists, 1 steal, and 3 rebounds.

Emeka Okafor – Only 8 points, but he grabbed 9 boards and swatted 3 shots away.

Kevin Seraphin – Played 15 1/2 minutes, accumulated 5 points, 1 rebound, and 2 blocks. His PPG is (are?) 7.3 the past week versus 10.3 for the season.

Ramon Sessions – Off the bench, he had 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. Nicolas Batum had 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 assist the night before. Just tweakin’ you Batum fans.

Brendan Haywood – Hay guyz, he scored, like, 8 points and 11 rebounds (3 offense) with a block, an assist, and 2 steals. And by “like” I mean “exactly.”

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – The Gilchrist child had 15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block. Put your faith in Gilchrist, and you shall ascend to fantasy heaven, or at least in the neighborhood. Let’s not get overly excited, now. Some people say Gilchrist doesn’t even exist.

Ronnie Brewer – The undefeated Knicks saw 5 players on the court for 30 or more minutes and the other five players for less than 20 minutes. Brewer was the one starter who saw less than 20 minutes (17 1/2). He had 3 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist.

Raymond Felton – He had 3 threes to add to his 21 points, plus 3 boards, 5 assists, and a steal.

Jason Kidd – He played nearly 32 points and only took 4 shots (making 2, including a three), and finished with 5 points, 1 rebound, 2 dimes, and 2 steals. Boy, even Nicolas Batum does more with that much time (still tweaking you).

J.R. Smith – Averaging 34 MPG as a bench player and currently ranked #2 overall by Yahoo! fantasy sports. Last night, he scored 21 points with 2 threes, plus 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.

J.J. Redick – 18 points, 7 assists, 4 boards, 1 steal. I can probably stop mentioning him so frequently, he’s averaging 14.2 PPG and 5.3 APG.

Nikola Vucevic – J.N. Vucevic may not be producing Dwight Howard numbers, but he still had 12 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals, which is roughly in line with his season averages (the steals were a bonus).

Arron Affalo – J.A. Affalo had 13 points (2-4 from downtown), 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal and 7 turnovers. 7 is a lucky number, right?

Jonas Valanciunas – The starting Center had 9 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. He’s not seeing a lot of minutes, but hopefully that changes. If not, nothing you can do about it.

DeMar DeRozan – He played 20 fewer minutes than the night before and scored 15 points with 5 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals but a block. That’s still a pretty good line for a guy that played three games worth of minutes in two nights.

Roy Hibbert – He played about 24 minutes and had 6 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals and 2 blocks. The points have been sparse but he is blocking at a pace of 2.6 per game and is handing out generous assists for a Center (1.6 per game).

Gerald Green – Shot poorly where he shot at all (2-7 FG, 1-2 3P), added 5 rebounds (no assists).

Kyrie Irving – Made 14 of 14 from the free throw line, finished with 34 points, 8 assists, 3 steals. Do I always need to mention rebounds? No, I don’t. …he had 4.

Anderson Varejao – He was like the Human Torch last night, lighting up the court with 35 points, 18 rebounds (11 offensive!), 3 assists, and 2 steals.

Alonzo Gee – Played 38 minutes, scored 4 points with 1 rebound and 2 assists.

Kris Humphries – He heard I was optimistic and went for 12 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block. He couldn’t completely crush my optimism, because he ran into foul trouble.

Joe Johnson – Sockless Joe had 3 threes which went into his 25 point accumulation. What else did he do, what else did he do…5 rebounds, 6 assists, a steal and a block. Nicolas Batum called him after the game and asked Joe for advice (I tweak, I tweak).

Brook Lopez – Babblin’ Brook is averaging 2 blocks per game, but that will go up after his 4 block, 7 rebound, 23 point performance. He also threw in an assist and a steal because he’s also averaging 1 APG and 0.4 SPG.

Nicolas Batum – He scored 15 points (2-8 from downtown) to go with 7 rebounds, 5 assists, (a handsome) 3 steals, and a block. Nic Batum was jealous of…oh, wait, I’m talking about Batum.

Damian Lillard – The lead horse for rookie of the year of this month had 22 points, 9 assists and 5 three pointers.

Chuck Hayes – Charles scored 6 points and had an interesting 8 rebounds and 6 assists. If only Meyers Leonard (2/2/0/0/0) could put up Chuck Hayes numbers. Of course, when DeMarcus Cousins returns, Hayes will probably go back to producing Meyers Leonard numbers. Oy vey.

John Salmons – He had the team’s only three pointer and finished with 7 points, 2 assists and 2 steals. That fishy smell is your team if you pluck him off waivers.

Danny Green – Daniel shot 11 points (3-7 from downtown) for 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals. He’s been solid with points but it’s nice to see some extra rebounds and steals.

Darius Morris – He got the start for L.A. and missed all five of his shots. On the plus side, no one owns him so no one was affected.

Chris Duhon – Here’s a name I haven’t heard in a while. He had 5 points and 3 assists. I guess that’s why. The Lakers have a craptastic bench.

Pau Gasol – Let’s check in with Pau: 10 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks. Cool.

Manu Ginobli - Didn’t even see 19 minutes but managed to chuck up 8 shots, making 1 and missing all 4 of his three point attempts.

  1. Tony says:
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    Hi Chris, would you take any of the following: Ilyasova, Rivers, Shannon Brown, Henderson, Valaanciunas, Brewer, or Gee and drop Stuckey, McGee, or Jamal Crawford?
    My team’s pretty solid in 3s and steals, just average on big man stats, and bad on assists. Thanks.

    • James Redacted

      James Redacted says:
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      @Tony, I’d drop Stuckey for Ilyasova. See if you can trade Crawford while he is scorching hot.

  2. Moez says:
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    i dunno sir razz but my batum over harden( fantasy wise) is looking pretttty g00d right about now.

    Nicolas Batum had 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals, a block and two 3-pointers on 6-of-13 shooting in Tuesday’s win.
    Batum has become one of the most fun players to own in fantasy and is showing no signs of slowing down. Congratulations if you drafted him.

    • Fahed says:
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      @Moez, I didn’t draft him but I did trade for him for someone who needed a pg…I offered collison. What a trade.

      • James Redacted

        James Redacted says:
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        @Fahed, Collison has been good but yeah that’s a steal. Can’t believe he didn’t ask for more.

      • Moez says:
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        @Fahed, meh, thats someone who doesn’t know their nba obv( good trade but.. it can- kinda screws things up almost in a league… depending who gets him lol just bc its so wtf really? I would almost veto.
        kinda like a bosh for R. Anderson trade lol jk :)

    • James Redacted

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      @Moez, Drafting Batum over Harden… I pegged Harden for late first early second and Batum as a third rounder (I think most sites had a similar ranking for Batum). If you drafted Harden first would you have been able to get both? Although that’s the thing about snake drafts, you roll the dice sometimes betting a player will be there at your next pick. Also, with the first two rounds I like taking guys that are safe bets to produce well (not always produce at the particular place they are drafted). We all knew Batum had potential but he didn’t produce at THIS high of a level last year. I’d still sell him for like Russel Westbrook (still a top 10 player for me) because I think Batum will cool off a touch (top 25-30).

      • Moez says:
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        @James Redacted, I didnt say I would draft him before batum but I did trade Harden for Batum and Jonas Valanciunas after hardens two passion filled games ( he didnt want to leave the thunder) Like lin, they both rather not be a rocket( but thats another topic!!) still, if u actually watch batum play, he should be another another league, like NBAX , along with LBJ/KD/Irving, they just play on a different lvl, ahead of the rest.. ( not saying batum is up with them, just saying, how he can make things look so damn easy..thing with him, he can sometimes give up on games, its happened one time this season and thats bc KD was rocking and making it look silly, none the less.. d00d wanted to be the man, he was pissed last sesaon that portland didnt believe, d00d is for real and if he’s not at the all -star, that will be a big joke if u ask me.. also, not sure if u remember what i said about my real life friend D-Rosen.. looked not half bad eh>? ;)

        • Moez says:
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          @Moez, sorry, I mean, I would of still drafted Harden before batum bc, like you said I could( and did in some league) get both and if not.. trade for him at the right time and get extra.. like I did, I knew he was this good, actually even better.. d00d is doing okay but he can rock 32/10/4/4 easy when he actually turns shit up! for what he can do when he’s not really trying, u’d be super surprised what he can do when he really wants to giver( which is also his down fall but meh, d00d is looking g00d) d00d has freakishy long arms, and it seems he can just be near the ball in two seconds if he wants.

  3. Principle Blackman says:
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    What kind of value do you think Nate Robinson will have for the next couple of months? Will Brendan Haywood continue to average 9+ Rebs a game?
    12-team league with a fairly deep bench. Is it time to drop Jae Crowder? Is Steve Blake worth hanging onto until Nash returns?

    Sorry for the barrage of questions. And thanks as always for the great write-up and solid advice.

    • James Redacted

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      @Principle Blackman, Nate Rob – Will put up numbers if Hinrich goes down (or stays down) but otherwise he will be erratic and frustrating to own.

      Haywood – I could see it happening since the bobcats have a lack of talent. He’ll get 25+ mpg if he’s healthy. He’s averaged ~ 6rpg in 23 mpg throughout his career. Don’t look for much else except REB and BLK.

      Crowder and Blake – Both are droppable if there’s someone appealing on the wire. No word if Blake will be playing next game due to his abdominal strain.

  4. jleeishere says:
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    trading away mario chalmers, for larry sanders. how do you feel?

    at the pg spot I have TP, Jrue, Mike Conley, Mario chalmers, and aj price

    at the pf/c spot I have demarcus, zbo, mullens, ilyasova, and carl landry

    • jleeishere says:
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      oh and josh smith

      • James Redacted

        James Redacted says:
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        @jleeishere, Looks like you need some blocks (for roto). I’d do the deal.

  5. Ringo says:
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    How lateral is a trade between Kevin Garnett FOR Tyson Chandler or Kenneth Faried? I am in the process of doing a deal that involves other players but if Garnett matches up closely with either of those 2 players it would make my decision much easier. I know Garnett is better but by how much? I am not punting TOs and PTs but I do discount them when evlauating my players. Does that affect them that much? For the record the trade in question is:

    PF/C – Serge Ibaka
    PF/C – Kevin Garnett
    PG/SG – Jamal Crawford

    FOR

    PF/C – Kevin Love
    C – Tyson Chandler OR PF – Kenneth Faried

    I look at this trade in 2 halves. Ibaka and Crawford FOR Love seems like a no brainer. So if the KG FOR Faried/Chandler part of it is fairly even I will do it. Another aspect is we start 6 positions and have 6 bench spots so Love being hurt doesnt affect my standing right this minute as much.

    I think I already posted something about this trade on razzball before with you or one of your colleagues, either way I appreciate all the work u guys do.

    • James Redacted

      James Redacted says:
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      @Ringo, KG for Faried or Chandler is pretty even. In the new post today I have Faried like 3 spots back from KG.

      • Ringo says:
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        @James Redacted, Thank you very much.

  6. Fahed says:
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    IMO You are giving up too much, Ibake is playing amazing and hitting his free throws..I mean really hitting them at a 90% level. You don’t know what you are gonna get for love when he comes back.

    • James Redacted

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      @Fahed, I think the whole trade is pretty even. Love is a beast.

    • Ringo says:
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      @Fahed, Thanks for the input Fahed. I dont see Ibaka hitting FTs at 90% for the rest of the season but he obviously has improved. As I am finding out Ibaka is a bloody hard player to trade.

  7. microwave donut says:
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    I kinda like how my guys are almost never in these roundups. Flyin’ under the radar, doin’ what they do.

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