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Can I has Triple Doublez? Man watching Kevin Love is fun.  I think he should enter the NFL draft.  Deep outlets like these, plus he’s almost 7 feet and would never get a pass deflected at the line!  I can just picture Kevin Costner and Denis Leary debating over it with the Browns first round pick.  “I’m not taking some bearded seven foot douchebag when I’ve got Johnny Football and a bottle of Johnnie Walker Green!”  Eh, was going for a Leary-ism there, it’s hard to type it…  Huge night for Love, going 24/16/10/1/1 with two treys and continually adding millions to his next contract.  All after a report a few days ago that he was “exhausted” after a couple of non-Love-ish games.  Unloved games?  Something like that.  He’ll be one of the biggest stories to follow in the offseason, but he’s pretty much a shoe-in top-5 pick.  In Basketball Monster, he’s #3 in overall value and #4 per game.  He’s stayed durable and has been beastly.  Godly.  I kinda wanna get a Love bobblehead and put it in my locker and serve him rum.  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy hoops:

Anthony Davis – Ruh roh.  Hurt his back Wednesday morning, said he was fine, but only got through 10:30 and couldn’t play in the second half.  I raise my brow on this.  He’s their future, the Pelicans have no future for 13-14, hard to imagine he plays tomorrow.  But you gotta hold even in H2H Finals week.  It’s likely you have a full line-up tomorrow, so you can just bench him if he’s out and fill your line-up over the weekend.

Kenneth Faried – Manimal!  34/13/2/0/3 and really an underrated second half.  Pre All-Star 10.4/7.6/1/0.7/1 and post All Star 18.8/9.3/1.6/1.3/0.8.  The minutes hike helps too, but FG% went up over a point and he fixed a dreadful FT% from 58.8 to 71.7.  I’m not going to call him a sleeper next year, but I think he’ll be a good value when people see not much of a change in his season numbers.

Aaron Brooks – WHO IS LETTING THEIR SHOTS GET BLOCKED BY AARON BROOKS!  Whoa, easy All-Caps-O-Saur.  24/3/1/2/2 with six triples and nearly a rainbow.  The Nugs put up 137 with Brooks being hot.  No this team is not being coached by George Karl again…

Greg Monroe – Also having a big post-ASB run.  The bad % players around him have rubbed off on him, but other than a FG% dropping is up 3 Pts, 2 Rebs and half a swat.

Paul George – See, I can mention the elite games too!  27/13/7/2/0 with four treys was incredible, but I haven’t heard from the George people in forever.  I guess that rut he and the Pacers went in cost them their internet trolling time.

Brooklyn Nets – If I had the supercomputer from WarGames I would try and figure out the last time this happened, but not a single player topped 5 in any counting stats besides points/FGM/FTM.  So under 5 3PTM, Reb, Ast, Stls, Blks, TOs.  Nuts!  Spreading the minutes and output thin, Kidd!

Kyrie Irving – He back!  Got 28 minutes and I thought looked just fine.  17/6/8/1/0 would tell you that too.  Shot 7-8 as well.  It helped the Magic D might as well have been pillars of salt, but hey, glad Kyrie is back.

Dion Waiters – Still ThrAGNOFfy, but looked good.  Coming around a little on him.  Is there really that big a difference between Waiters and Klay Thompson?  And I bet their ADP will be like 60 apart next year.

Tristan Thompson – The league’s best PF!  In a week or two we have to settle up Slim.  I think it’s going to be close.  20/11/0/2/1 from TT shooting 6-10 with 8-8 FT.  The Magic D sucks, but can’t play D on free throws!  So you know he was a little more locked in than usual there…

Kyle O’Quinn – Got into some very early foul trouble, but it wasn’t like he was going to play much more than 18 minutes anyway.  Still productive with a 8/5/2/0/3 line.  The Block of the Irish!

Cody Zeller – Started for Josh McRoberts for 9/8/7/0/1 in 29 minutes.  But you can’t evaluate that at all.  It was against the worst basketball team ever assembled.  Larry Drew is like, “Hah, take that Philly!”

Henry Sims – A pseudo-bounceback going 15/6/2/1/0.  If anything, he’s actually one of the most consistent fringe-ownable guys out there.  Still a fan.

Jared Sullinger – Woo Sully!  Another game leading the Celtics in minutes and shots.  25/4/1/1/0 with a couple of treys doesn’t scream fantasy value, but Jeff Green was awful (shocker!) and Sully is the only offense who showed up.

Drew Gooden - I told you to bench him, Slim!  2/2/1/0/1 in 18 minutes, and with Nene close to taking a few minutes as well, no more use there from one of the weirdest late-season contributions I’ve seen in a while.  What’s next, Cherokee Parks gets a 10-day?!

Omer Asik – Like I said yesterday, I think a rich man’s-Reggie Evans remains apt.  9/13/0/1/0, shot 3-6 FT and looks like a baby giraffe learning how to walk.  Wow, that’s mean.  A fat baby giraffe.

Jeremy Lin – Should be owned in all leagues, as this was slightly better than meh.  16/1/7/2/1 despite shooting like poo.  I would say the bad FG% part of his line has something to do with his armor, but don’t wanna get in trouble…

Terrence Jones – Man, I hope you were able to avoid.  Only 10 minutes before leaving with “lingering tightness”.  Kevin McHale and his PF usage have left us all with “lingering homicidal thoughts”.

Amir Johnson – Got a sore ankle and left after three minutes.  As the immortal Jeff Goldblum once sermoned, “that’s a big pile of shit.”

Greivis Vasquez – 40 minutes filling in for the injured Kyle Lowry.  Told everyone Lowry would get hurt!  “Um, too late JB…”  15/4/8 for Vasquez with all four FGM treys.  Eh, decent fill in if he gets another start.

Taj Gibson – Can I has rainbowz?!  10/7/2/2/2.  Noishe.

Jeff Teague – Bookending his season with hotness.  Kindof like my dating life.  21/2/8 with three treys.  He’ll be an interesting guy to rank next year.

Paul Millsap – Will be less interesting to rank.  Because I’m gonna be highhhhhhhh!  And I won’t be like Afroman, I won’t have to figure out why.  22/11/3/2/1.

Zaza Pachulia – 16 rebounds.  In only 25 minutes.  He’s played like a slightly better Omer Asik.

Chris Andersen – Multi-blocks in six of seven now.  The swatman flyeth!

Jermaine O’Neal – Pre-game they said they would monitor his minutes.  He got 5.  That’s pretty mother-f monitored!

Draymond Green – Another multi-cat solidness!  32 minutes of 8/8/4/0/2.  Keeping it under the radar.  #OccupyDraymondGreen!

Harrison Barnes – You know the kid, ya know, when you were 5 and playing tee ball that would sit down in the outfield and play with the grass?  That’s kinda like Barnes’ game.  35 minutes as a starter and 11/2/0/1/0?!  Sheesh-ka-Bobby Brown!

Marreese Speights – The ace of Speights!  22/9/0/1/0 in 30 minutes since no other bigs are healthy/not a monitored O’Neal.  Never met a mid-range shot he doesn’t love either.

Blake Griffin – Was able to play!  I thought his back would keep him out a bit.  Noishe!

Darren Collison – Been a pretty unsung hero lately.  23/3/5/3/1 with a couple of treys.  Jamal Crawford will be out again tonight, so loving some Colly in this pivotal two-game only night.

Ray McCallum – Man, what a run!  27/4/5 sooting 12-22.  Unfortunately for next year, he’s just too small to play the 2, so he’s only gonna be able to give IT2 backup minutes.

Chris Kaman – Haha D’Antoni.  “Right calf strain” for Kaman.  Well done, D’Antoni.  Well done.

Jordan Hill – 18/15/0/0/4.  We all know the level of trust you can have in any of these guys.  Kinda like the level of trust Hill gives to his barber.  “Ummm, give me something… different.”  Next thing you know he walks out in pigtails.

 

Next Game: TNT OT twice in a week!  SAS @ OKC in one of the better games I think you’ll see all year.  So be sure to check in if you wanna see a few of my little highlight marks, then normal Yahoo highlights for DAL @ LAC.  Literally watching every second of NBA action tonight.  Hah!  May your title bids remain strong Razzball Nation!

 

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  1. Slim

    Slim says:
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    So many duds last night. Probably my worst day with a full roster all year. Not good…

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Ugh yea, at least it’s still tied though…

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: I didn’t think it would be over on a Wednesday. Might need to bench Amir on Friday. Too much risk for not enough reward with everyone available.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Slim: Yeah he could get DNP either way

  2. Brian says:
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    JB- things looking grim in my finals. Have both the Brow and IT (also had DLee who I finally dropped) and look to be at a 4-5 GP disadvantage the rest of the week. Looking to secure Assts and ratios as my only path to victory. Drop Thomas for McCallum today to get his production on Friday? Or sit tight with Thomas?

    Much appreciated!

    • Slim

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      @Brian: Tough call I know but I don’t think IT2 was all that close to playing yesterday. I’d take McCallum and pray for more of the same. This is assuming though that you do NOT have a full active roster tomorrow of healthy players. If you need another player then I would drop Brow also. If you can fill an active roster tomorrow and hold The Brow then I would suggest holding.

    • Slim

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      @Brian: Just saw a negative report on IT2. Definitely a drop.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Brian: Agree with Slim on all counts

  3. Clyde Prompto says:
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    The guys on my RCL team have been going bananas all week. Too bad my season ended early due to an avalanche of DNP’s.. GAHHHHHHH

    • Slim

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      @Clyde Prompto: I lost a semifinals match because of the Korver injury then Carroll getting the flu. I had a few choice 4-letter words…

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @Slim: Fantasy Basketball is a fickle mistress indeed.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Slim: I’m guessing those words were, poop! and drat! and fufu!

        • Slim

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          @JB Gilpin: I’m not sure what language it was really. Wow. Nice play Adam Eaton.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Slim: Dont you love picking up Matt Lindstrom in all your leagues?

            • Slim

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              @JB Gilpin: Its tough to be upset. We all saw this coming. It isnt going to be Nate Jones either though.

              • JB Gilpin

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                @Slim: Haha yeah I know, but he has the role for a while

  4. Tyler says:
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    Pretty sure unibrow isn’t hurt. I think he’s just giving up and starting his off-season early….completely ruining my chances of winning this championship match. Thanks a lot asshole

    • Slim

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      @Tyler: Yeah he got a lot of people to the finals too. I’m going to try to not let this effect how I rank him next year. My displeasure will probably carry over though.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tyler: Haha yea very possible. Just phoning it in. I think the Pels well contend for a playoff spot next year so I’d still rank him 3 probably

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: I’m going to try really hard to come up with a reason to rank Brow #1. Is LeBron your #2? Is he better than Love? I don’t know… What about Chris Paul. LeBron might be 5th for me. Gonna make for a good discussion.

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          @Slim: Yeahhhhh I think I’m sticking with LeBron, but we’ll see. Giving it some thought. The first round is going to be really wild

          • Slim

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            @JB Gilpin: High volume 75% FTs and now under 0.5 a block a game from LeBron. I think Brow should see more across the board improvements. I thinks he’s passed LeBron. I think the questions are Brow vs Durant and Love vs LeBron? CP3 can comfortably sit in 5th.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Slim: Love LeBron Brow are all close. Still going Durant LeBron Brow Love Paul probably top 5. Means Harden and Curry will be later first rounders and good value too. More parity in drafts.

  5. miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey, thanks for all of your help this season! Great advice and funny posts. I’ve given up on blocks, but everything else is close. Would you take Hawes or Markieff (both have two more games and I can fit both in)? Is there even a big difference between the two? Really looking for consistency I guess. Thank you!

    • Slim

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      @miles proudfoot: Hmm… Looks like 6 of one, half a dozen of the other with no Varejao. I’m really torn. I’m taking Spencer Hawes. With no Varejao his role is unquestioned and he should put up Philly type numbers for the next 2 games.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @miles proudfoot: Thanks man! Yeah I’m taking Hawes too, but their stats are indeed eerily similar. Hawes is hitting some nice threes lately though, slight edge.

  6. Wutang says:
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    Anyone know why cousins only played 21 min against the easy interior of the lakers? I guess because he went 20/10 I shouldn’t complain… But he could have went 40/20!!!

    • Slim

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      @Wutang: Nothing to worry about. It was foul trouble. Played 9 min got 2 fouls. Came in in the 2nd quarter and picked up his 3rd in less than a minute then sat the rest of the half. Started the 3rd quarter but picked up his 4th foul after 6 min. He came back with 6 minutes left in the game and finish it out.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Wutang: @Slim: Our fearless Kings and Lakers expert!

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        @JB Gilpin: @Slim: thank lord for you guys or I’d be screwed! Knows I’m not the only one saying that hahaha!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Wutang: Haha we try man!

  7. Bi-Felicia says:
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    Pau Gasol- Vertigo

    Im calling BS! You can tell he doesn’t want to be out there! The Lakers are a becoming a joke!

    • Slim

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      @Bi-Felicia: I’ve known 2 people with Vertigo and they both say it comes out of nowhere and can go away at any moment. They both said it usually lasts about 2 weeks. But that changes nothing. The Lakers are so uninspired. I liked the Yahoo headline. “Lakers lose 50 games for the 1st time since 1975.” Ouch. Spoiler Alert: I wasn’t born yet.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Bi-Felicia: Haha, been a joke for a while now! Pretty much every since Dwight and Nash got signed really… @Slim: Spoiler alert! I was even further from being born!

        • Bi-Felicia says:
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          @JB Gilpin: I wasn’t born until 1980 LOL

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Bi-Felicia: Still further!

  8. TR says:
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    Down by 100 because I didn’t think blake was playing and he was stuck on my IR but I’ve got CP3, Blake, Durant, and Ibaka to his no one tonight so I’m smelling a comeback

    And now for baseball!
    Would you give up Shelby Miller, Billy Hamilton, Ortiz, Pedro Alvarez, and Brantley for Miguel Cabrera, Werth, and Asche? I’d pick up Cosart and either J Lake or C Carter

    • Slim

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      @TR: Yeah those 4 are almost a full lineup by themselves.

      Probably depends on how deep the league is but in a 12er or less I’d give everyone of those for Miggy alone. Miller is solid and for my money the best player your giving up. Hamilton is a mess. I don’t see him being that useable. I’d take EverthCab or Bonifacio over him in a heart beat. We’re all waiting for Ortiz to show his age and he’s not someone I’d be gambling on either. Alvarez is an OK play at 3B, not really my type so losing him for Asche doesn’t feel like much of a loss. Michael Brantley is the definition of boring. 10 HR, 20 SB looks like his ceiling to me. Werth should be OK. I don’t think he’s going to have a big year or anything but he should be fine in a good lineup. Open roster spots are worth quite a bit to me too so clearing up 2 spaces is a huge win in my book.

      I’m not sure I’m supposed to be answering baseball questions. Hehe… I haven’t been properly vetted. I think JB will vouch for me. Not to say he’ll agree with me though.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @TR: Oh nice! Yeah you should kill it today. Yeah I’m definitely doing that deal. I’m not huge on Hamilton, Werth is pretty underrated at times (just hope he stays healthy!) and getting Miggy alone is worth it. Wow, Slim and I think alike! Don’t worry@Slim: you’re vetted!

        • Slim

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          @JB Gilpin: Woo Hoo! Do I get a deputy badge? I imagine there’s a ceremony and I’m going to need to recite some oath. Why am I thinking it’s going to be like the Black Skulls movie? Is Coach gonna be there?

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Slim: I was thinking more Star Wars like at the end, minus the sexual tension between Luke and his sister. Well, maybe we can have some…

            • Slim

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              @JB Gilpin: I can make dual buns out of this mess o hair of mine no problem and i’ve been told my legs were made for walking in heels. Awkward looks and optional undergarments, I think i’ve found a home.

              • JB Gilpin

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                @Slim: So you’re kinda the walking carpet huh?! Haha

    • Bi-Felicia says:
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      @TR: giving them all up for miggy. Definitely @JB Gilpin: I wasn’t born until 1980 LOL

  9. Jeremy says:
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    Already dropped Asik to grab Danny green for tonight. Would you drop kaman or gasol (which one is going to play??!!) for Caron butler for a thin night tonight? Need the threes

    • Slim

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      @Jeremy: Tough call. Not sure either are going to play Friday. I’m worried more about Gasol than Kaman though. I think Gasol looks primed to be shutdown. Yeah, I’d drop Pau before Kaman with only 2 games left in the fantasy season.

      • Jeremy says:
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        @Slim: I would too except our fantasy championship runs through next week as well -_-

        Maybe I’ll just take the one player disadvantage tonight and wait for some more information on these guys.

        • Slim

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          @Jeremy: Yeah then thats a hold till we know more tomorrow. It’s still really early in a 2-week final. But if Pau still has symptoms tomorrow then I would let him go.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jeremy: Yeah I agree, more worried on Gasol. Since 2 week final, yeah hold both for now, Caron really isn’t gonna bring too much to the table. Well, since you need threes, if you’re just killing boards I could see dropping Kaman that’s his best asset.

  10. Lasandro says:
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    Goldblum was best in JP! As a child, I thought being a mathematician could get the chicks, because of him

    I was gonna ask the same question asked above re: IT2. Thing is, I have a full sqaud tomorrow and can bench him, which’ll give me till 6 April to see where he’s at before SAC’s game v Dallas. IF he can’t still play, I should prob do a straight up switch for Ray yes?

    Been offered Russ and Noah for KD – thoughts? Dont need the threes from KD anymore, but obviously love his fts as he’s helped me skyrocket to the top of that cat in my league, along with the help of Derozen and Sessions. Think Russ can play all the remaining games and put up 22/6/6 kinda numbers from here on in. Noah’s boards and assists would help me greatly of course

    • Lasandro says:
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      Just realised taht in addition to this current one, OKC has another back-to back set which means Russ will only play 2 of the next 4. Yeah, no sale.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lasandro: Hahaha nice! I’m sure you’re scoring all sorts of chicks. Yeah That sounds like a good IT2 plan. Ehhh I mean Westbrook’s minutes limit and benching on back to backs is a little scary. But Noah is a boss. Aha, and yea just saw your second comment, yeah I think I’m holding

  11. miles proudfoot says:
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    Since Westbrook is playing tonight and presumably sitting tomorrow, does it make sense to drop him for Fri and Sun games? I’d get two more games from streaming, unfortunately only being Zaza or Livingston Fri and Sat, then stream someone Sun but lose Westbrook Sun. Did that make sense? Haha

    • JB Gilpin

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      @miles proudfoot: hmmmmmmmmmmmm that’s a toughie. Hhaa and yeah made perfect sense. How close is boards? And also will waivers make it so Westbrook can’t be picked up by Sunday?

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