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What a way to kick off the week!  Well, that is, if you own Rudy Gobert!  Monsieur Elbow says “No!”  And “Oui, I own l’paint!”  Absolutely monstrous 16/14/3/0/8 last night against the Pacers, hitting 7-12 from the field with only 1 TO.

So much swattage!  His 13 blocks the last 2 games now gives him a 13.2/12.8/1.2/0.7/2.6 slash on the year, hitting 65% from the field.  Oddly 65.5% from the stripe too!  Which isn’t good, but not a punt either.  BB Monster has him 20th overall in per game stats, and 12th in total.  Absolutely insane draft day value, but it really grinds my gears he’s doing this this year, and not in 2015-16!  Had him 11th and well above consensus, just one year too early – stupid FIBA wore him down.  Focus on the NBA, you Frenchy!  Oh shit, now he’s gonna hunt me with one of those elbows, NOOOOOO!!!  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy hoops action:

Gordon Hayward Also was stifling with his offense!  38/3/2/2/1 in a near rainbow with 3 treys, for a career-high night.  So weird that Gobert on his swat game and Hayward on his O game wasn’t enough to beat the Pacers…

Rodney Hood Returned to the starting line-up, but thanks to foul trouble and the fact he’s coming off another leg issue, only played 16 minutes.  Gave you 11 points and 2 treys though.  Back into the ThrAGNOF class.

C.J. Miles Speaking of ThrAGNOFs, no real standouts for the Pacers, just a nice team win with 43.7% from the field, 50% from 3PT land, and 91.3% from the stripe, with only 7 team TO.  Miles for 15/2/0/3/0 on 4-6 FG (3-3 3PTM 4-4 FT 0 TO) helped the effort for the nice team efficiency.

Robert Covington Man, some monster games from your Sixers, led by Lord Covington!  24/13/0/4/2 with 3 treys in a whopping 45 OT-aided minutes.  After that rocky start, he’s turned into quite a value.

Dario Saric I was uber-late in buying in, but damn he’s been great.  18/5/0/1/1 with 2 treys in only 25:30 because he fouled out.  Stop the hackin’!

Richaun Holmes Whoa, things just keep getting better and better!  24/14/4/1/1 with a trey on 11-19 shooting in 42 minutes.  I remember owning him in REL for a stretch last year.  I was also lamenting owning Anthony Rizzo in my shallow baseball dynasty while on the Padres.  Goddammit I have an itchy trigger finger!

Terrence Ross While the Magic won in OT, Vogel spread the minutes much thinner, and nothing was all that exciting.  I guess nice to see Ross back to some D stats, going 15/5/2/1/1 with 2 treys, if you want an upsidey ThrAGNOF play.

Dennis Schroder Speaking of D stats, look at the bonus swattage you found!  20/3/6/0/2 with 3 treys in only 31 minutes, as the Hawks got rocked by Charlotte.  Not a loss they can afford, against a really underperforming Whorenets team this year.

Frank Kaminsky Led the Whorenets in minutes off the bench, going 14/3/5/1/2 with 3 treys.  Cody Zeller had some foul trouble, but that’s 3 straight 30+ minute games again for Frank the Stank with decent enough results.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Picked up a kankle.  MKG said he’s fine, but Chinese restaurants said MSG was fine for a while too…

Markieff Morris About your only bright spot for the Wizards last night, going 11/4/0/0/1.  Which isn’t even good, but it was nice to see him back on the court.

Marcin Gortat/Ian Mahinmi No joke, I streamed Mahinmi in an RCL where I had a bye, just to double down on their bigs to kick off the week.  I get 4/4/3/0/0 from Gortat in 12 minutes with 0-2 FT, then Mahinmi still only gets 17 minutes, going 0/4/0/0/0.  I hate everything.

Isaiah Thomas Much better goodness on the green end, with IT2/3 returning from his knee bruise for 25/4/4/2/0 with 2 treys.

Jae Crowder It’s been a rough season for non-Roto, but gave you a very strong 16/9/1/3/1 with 3 treys last night if you were able to hold onto the Boston Clam Crowdah.

Will Barton Willy being Thrilly!  Willy being Silly!  Damn if my REL team doesn’t desperately need a big week from him, and I got a phenomenal start with his 24/7/8/1/1 line with 4 treys.  Unreal.  That said, not expecting things to stay this hot – feels a little D’Antoni effect.

Juancho Hernangomez Slim’s favorite name to over-pronunciate had a nice showing, going 15/5/1/1/0 with a trey in 33 minutes.  No Rooster or WILLLLLLLSON!!! helped open up the run and he’s on a decent little stretch if those guys are out again.  But Gallo said he wants to be back tomorrow against the Cavs, and Wilson said the same.  Saving it for the best!  Something that I certainly didn’t do with my V card…

Gary Harris Slim would throw himself at Gary Harris any time!  28/1/2/3/0 with 3 treys in a great game.  He’s indeed on a nice little run.  If he’s healthy through camp next year, I’ll rank him very well for 2017-18.

James Harden I don’t even wanna GIF it, it’s too depressing…  39/7/11/4/0, and with the Rockets down 1, grabbed a rebound under the Nugs basket, and just easily dribbled straight down the court for the winning layup with 2 seconds left.  It’s frustrating, because if anyone even grazed their fingernail on his Beard, it would be a foul anyway.  Ugh.

Stephen Curry Man, things got chippy in the National game!  A flurry of techs after a little kerfuffle, as even without KD, the Warriors are just far superior.  While it’s kinda annoying as an unbiased fan to see the Dubs steamroll, I kinda feel bad for poor little OKC.  Russell Westbrook kinda has Napoleon syndrome, ya know?  He’s just the leader of his poor little baby empire…  Anywho, 23/4/6 with 7 treys for Curry, with none bigger than a statement trey right at half after the shoving matches.

Klay Thompson Also hit 7 treys, for a 34/6/2/2/0 line.  Tough to beat the Dubs when Splash Bros. go for 7 treys apiece.

Steven Adams Ew.  9/1/0/0/0 with 2 turnovers.  Not the best night for fringy big men!  Slim actually streamed out Adams in one of his main leagues due to 3 games, and hit a home run with that decision.

Kristaps Porzingis I know this is like a 5-yr-old’s analysis, BUT DAYUM HE’S SO TALL!!!  I dunno why, but I watched some of this and kept gawking at his height when he was driving on Blake.  Maybe I just don’t watch enough Poppycockers.  Broke his ankles once too, but didn’t finish the drive.  Or else I woulda freaked out.  18/11/2/2/0 in a decent Goose line.

Blake Griffin Speaking of Blake, had a monster game of 30/6/2/1/1 with 3 treys.  Although I’m super pissy he shot 3-7 FT, while I’m going against DeAndre Jordan in REL, who doesn’t go the FT line.  JFC!

Austin Rivers Got a little extra junk time as the Clip benched most of the starters for the 4th quarter, going 17/1/2.  “Daddy, we’re winning big!  Lemme play daddy!  Daddy!”

 

I hope everyone got off to a strong start in their matchups this week, and looking forward to the next 6 days of battle!  Let me know how things are going in your leagues, and catch you later in the week!

  1. Mr. Blast says:
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    Razz is life !

    Dumped Iggy last night for Barea.

    Was worried about possible rest for Iggy tonight Vs Dallas,

    And I wasn’t going to use him again until sunday.

    Gives me Barea tonight. And Key – Thursday/Saturday games.

    Ive been liking Iggy’s D stats.. But i’m going against CP3 five game week, need dimes.

    Thoughts on this ? Will most likely lose Barea for Sunday stream.

    Thank you!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Blast: Razz fa life! I wanna get that tat…

      Nice, love the move! Yup Barea is def a strong asset right now IMO. And yeah, you get 3 games plus a Sunday stream, like it a lot

  2. JakeTPE says:
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    JB sir! What it is! (Or: Qu’est-ce que c’est!)

    Happy to report that we made the finals on the strength of your draft rankings and great in-season advice!

    My core of Curry-Draymond-Love (he’s baaack!!)-Gobert (Out!)-Milsap (will he be baaaaack? Please?!!)

    vs his LeBron-Giannis-Irving-McCollum-Vucevic (I think he autodrafted?)

    Started the week with a nice GP advantage on Monday, 8-4. Tuesday looks like 6-5 (or 4 if Giannis is held out).

    It’s early, but I’m eyeing 6 of our 12 cats for the win (MIN, 3PM, REB, STL, BLK, and TW) as I get the tiebreaker. PTS would also do it.

    So that’s an update for you. Thanks to you and Slim and let’s try and bring home that title!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JakeTPE: Hahaha what’s up man?! (I won’t even try to speak French back)

      Nice man, glad you made it back! Gobert isn’t out is he?!?!? I don’t think I see anything about that, but yeah Millsap is frustrating. LeBron/Kyrie might be looking at DNPs which would be a HUGE help!

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks, man. Oh, my (Oui!) got autocorrected. Darn technology. Sorry for the scare!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JakeTPE: Hahahaha that was a little scary! jkjk

  3. E says:
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    Gobert basically killed any chance I had to compete in blocks this week. Need to pivot and make a move, looking to pick up 1 player for the WED/THUR/SAT games. Gotta drop your boy Zubac to get some extra games played. Who do you like?

    Patty Mills – 2 games
    JJ Barea – 2 games
    Justin Holiday – 3 games

    (Can only make 2 moves per week in our playoffs, gotta make em count!)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @E: Yeah 8 blocks will do that. Yeah Zubac can go with blocks lost, even though only 2 games, I like Barea

      • E says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I think Barea has the most talent but his injuries and terrible team concern me for a possible missed game. Both Mills and Barea don’t play until Thursday, maybe I’ll make sure Barea survives tonight and choose tomorrow.

        Playing Justin Holiday is probably getting ‘too cute’

        Zubac will also clear waivers by Sunday if I decide I need him for that game

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @E: Cool that sounds like a good plan, and agree, I don’t trust a Poppycocker role player haha.

  4. Joel says:
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    Friggin Knicks play such soft d they don’t foul DeAndre once. Was banking on winning fts this week. Thank god I had Gobert, Gary Harris, and Covington having monster nights. .. Think dontinwiddie has a chance to put up decent numbers in the B2B thurs/fri?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joel: You and me both brother. Another night with no DJ FTs, while in REL I got shitburgers from Jerami Grant, James Johnson, 0-2 Mirotic. jfc. Yeah Dinwiddie looked pretty good last night, I like it!

  5. John says:
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    Dinwiddie or Yogi tonight seeking steals and points??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John: Damn sorry I missed ya, I know hindsight and all, but woulda gone Dinwiddie

  6. Lasandro says:
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    Just to confirm, once Wilson is back, is he an add in shallows, making Barton a drop? Barea and Nelson also available.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: other pick-up candidates: Skal, Shabazz, Jahlil (if healthy).. I know Wilson was ballin before he went down. Close to 50% with nice all round production.

      Just don’t know if Barton is a complete cut if only one of either Wilson or Gallo return, not both. I know Big Sauce hasn’t been as awesome with efficiency of late, and this mystery stomach bug may sideline him for who knows how long. Wonder if he’s the cut instead? Don’t think THJ is a cut. Uliss really killed me, but I should prob stick with him.

      Just need some volume production that won’t kill my FG% because I own Uliss, Draymond and Jrue, who have been epicly disgusting with efficiency.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Ugh. Barton has looked GREAT 2 of 3 games, and who knows if they limit Wilson’s minutes. Def either Nugget or Barea over that other mess. All aren’t great FG options though, maybe Wilson is the safest, I feel like he’s less lkely of 3-14 than the others

  7. dom says:
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    Cory JoSeph (@MIA) or Patty Mills (Mem) for Thursday? thanks

    • Lasandro says:
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      @dom: I never trust PGs against MEM, so DEFINITELY CoJo against MIA in a fast, small-ball game.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @dom: @Lasandro: Yeah I think you gotta go Cojo as well

  8. Bye Felica says:
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    Hehe

    2 games and dre is 100% from the line 😂

    It’s coming trust me, unless i bench him for the next 3.

    would I? Hmmmm

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felica: Yeah pretty much everything that went wrong yesterday did. I think it’s pretty close to over, need some dramatic performances. Although being this close in dimes is a little encouraging

  9. Dante Green says:
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    Hey bud, what’s up! How are your teams doing? Mine’s off to a blistering start! I would’ve hoped though that Allan W didn’t have to miss their game against the Heat. Ugh Anyway, I’m strongly considering dropping Willy H tomorrow (wire runs once on Wednesdays and Saturdays) bcos his coach is a fckuing douchebag. And the guys I’m considering scooping are:
    Len
    Zubac
    Labissiere
    JaMyk
    Josh R

    These players still have 2-3 games left between days thurs-sun and for next week they will be providing their owners with 4! I don’t know if I should include LeVert, RHJ or Dinwiddie, I just don’t trust the Nets man, that team is worse than my Suns. Lol. Valentine and Ross I know have a better outlook than Willy H but their schedule sucks so I’m keeping away from them.

    • Dante Green says:
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      @Dante Green:

      OK bud I’ve got a weird situation right here. So our wire will run in about six hours from now, my original plan was to get rid of Willy H and his effin 17 MPG, however, Allan W’s status for the rest of the week has got me worried. Is he actually going to play? Did he travel with the team? I know I’m getting kind of paranoid but If I drop Willy and use my only move for the week and keep Allan and then it turns out that the latter is going to miss more games, man, that might cost me the semis or even the finals if I make it cos I won’t be able to replace Allan until thurs. Option B is to just sit tight and not make a move and see what happens with Allan tomorrow. So anyway I don’t know if you’ll be able to read this right before the first batch of our waivers is processed, but yeah, fuck Allan’s stomach and Willy’s coach for playing him 17 mins. Ugh

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dante Green: Ugh yeah things are iffy at best. REL looks bad, my best RCL team is only 4-4-1, but up in 2 other RCL semis. Down bad in another. Hah yeah Hornacek is kinda blah.

        Sorry I missed ya before the wire ran. Ugh yeah I prob woulda dropped Alan for safety, but hopping comment over to today’s post

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