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Thanks to a triple overtime game between the Raptors and Jazz, there were some crazy minutes played. DeMar DeRozan played an hour of basketball and produced 37 points (16-33 FG, 1-6 3P), 8 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals. Maurice Williams played only 50 minutes and had 17 points (3 threes), 14 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocks (and 7 turnovers. Paul Millsap shot for 34 points with 9 rebounds and 2 blocks. Jose Calderon shot for 20 points with 17 assists. Amir Johnson played 38 minutes and scored only 11 points but had 14 rebounds and 3 steals. The moral of the story is this was a surprise for fantasy owners (it’s Thanksgiving!), but it’s going to warp your perception of what is going on. Is Millsap back on track? Probably, although he’s not getting 34 points again any time. I’m not saying you trade Calderon, but if his 17 assists inflates his value temporarily, and with Kyle Lowry still out he will continue to see solid minutes, so why not see what’s available out there for him?

Ersan Ilyasova – Not a great game with 2 points, 7 boards, and 2 assists in 18 minutes. As I told someone earlier, bench him for a week and let him get his shooting in order. Once his FG% goes up, his playing time will go up.

Larry Sanders – A few people are asking if he’s the real deal. Well, he only saw 17 1/2 minutes for 2 points, but he also had 9 rebounds and a block. If not for his foul problems, he could have seen more time. Milwaukee is Bucked up right now, so he should be able to see steady time.

Ekpe Udoh – 7 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks. He’s Diet Serge Ibaka.

Beno Udrih – The Bucks should trade for Udonis Haslem and have Udo Dirkschneider sing the national anthem. Anyway, BenUd didn’t play much (13 1/2 minutes) but squeaked out 6 points, 3 boards, and 2 dimes.

Jason Richardson – Back in action for 20 points (3-8 from downtown), 4 rebounds, and 2 assists.

Sasha Hawes – He had a clunky game and could not do better than 6 points, 5 rebounds and an assist with no blocks.

Segre Ibaka – Seeing as I invoked his name, in 38 minutes he had 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 (that’s s-i-x) blocks.

Thabo Sefolosha – Thabo played 34 minuth but only thcored 2 pointh. Thath riduluth. He altho had 8 rebounth. It thill thuckth.

Jeremy Lamb – Played less than 3 minutes and managed no stats except for 2 fouls and 1 turnover. Mmmmm, God damn it, you can’t own him. Send this lamb to the slaughter.

Rodney Stuckey – He sent his bad mojo to Brandon Knight (2-13 FG) and instead shot 7 of 13 for 19 points with 5 assists and a steal.

Brandon Knight – He also had 6 assists, just to soften the blow.

Jason Maxiell – He didn’t have an Ibaka night, but he still swatted away 3 balls to go with 13 points, 7 rebounds and an assist.

Rajon Rondo – Nearly triple doubled with 20 points, 9 rebounds, 10 assists (and 5 steals).

Brandon Bass – 16 points, 2 blocks, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal.

Luol Deng – Out of all the players on all of my teams, I probably own him the most. The reason why? Last night, 26 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, a steal and a three. All at the crappy Small Forward position.

Nate Robinson – Nate the Great played nearly 30 minutes and had 11 points, 7 assists and 2 steals.

Taj Gibson – He is probably sitting on your waivers looking pretty with his BPG. the reason he is still on your waivers is because he shot for 4 points with 3 rebounds and no blocks.

Shane Battier – I have no idea why he keeps starting. In 34 1/2 minutes, he had 6 points, 0 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 blocks. Yes, the blocks are nice, but no rebounds?

Mario Chalmers – Started the game and went 27 minutes for 4 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 5 assists. Not so Super, Mario.

Jeremy Lin – What a weird line from Lin: 9 points, 1 rebound, 6 assists, 2 turnovers, 3 blocks. If you didn’t tell me Jeremy Lin (actually I wrote his name out), I would not have guessed that. More blocks than turnovers? He only has 2.6 TPG and I can eat crow, I was way off on the turnover concerns.

Carlos Delfino – Took 7 three point attempts, made 2 of them, finished with 7 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists.

Nikola Pekovic – 20 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and a rolled ankle. I’m sorry, it’s my fault, I just picked him up. He should be back in a few days.

Andrei Kirilenko – Took advantage of a shallow Timberwolves team by playing 44 minutes for 16 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks.

Derrick Williams – Did not take advantage, played 12 minutes for 4 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks. Imagine if he played 24 minutes!

Dante Cunningham – The witty pig saw solid playing time and reacted accordingly, scoring 14 with 8 rebounds and 2 assists.

Alexy Shved – He shot poorly (3-12 Fg, 1-6 downtown) but had 3 blocks.

Jae Crowder – The Crowder ride may be winding to a close: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 block, 13 minutes. The crowd-er that owns him is shrinking.

Brandan Wright – Despite starting, didn’t see 10 minutes and scored 2 points with 1 block. The boost he got from Elton Brand‘s absence earlier this month has not parlayed into anything.

Vince Carter – He has been a popular add, so naturally he shot 1-7 (including 0-4 from behind the arc) for 4 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist.

Kosta Koufos – Who? Anyway, he got the start at Center for the Nuggets and scored 4 points with 3 rebounds and 2 blocks. This is the first time we mentioned Kosta Koufos here at Razzball, and I’m sure it won’t/will be the last!

Javale McGee – Didn’t start but had 16 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks. Well, at least he managed more points than Koufos…

Shannon Brown – 19 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, and cements himself as the hottest waiver wire fodder in deep leagues.

Marcin Gortat – Double-doubled with 12 points and 11 rebounds to go along with 2 blocks as I presume he is already long owned everywhere.

Deshawn Stevenson – He played 38 1/2 minutes and took 4 shots, making 2 of them (all 4 from behind the arc). He had 2 rebounds, 0 assists, and 2 steals. He actually was paralyzed by a hot chick in the second row and could no longer use his legs for the rest of the game.

Jeff Teague – He shot for 13 points with 8 dimes and 3 steals. FX is offering him a pilot.

Nicolas Batum – He played for 40 minutes and had 19 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 4 turnovers. This was basically my complaint with Batum. Great guy, solid player, yet he is averaging 19 PPG in 40 MPG. He is being given the opportunity to become elite and not going anywhere with it. Still, though, you won’t complain about 19 PPG. That’s my job.

J.J. Hickson – Someone asked me if they should drop him. This was before his 19 point, 18 rebound (7 offensive), 1 block effort.

Damian Lillard – He missed 5 of his 7 three point attempts and so finished with 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block. He is averaging .349 3P% so if he lands just 1 more three pointer, all of a sudden it’s 15 points and it looks better.

Meyers Leonard – In 15 minutes, scored 4 points with 2 rebounds and 2 blocks. I forgot what it was like when it looked like he could go 8/8 every game, but the one thing I wish I’d forget, the memory I wanna forget, is goodbye…because it’s time to drop him.

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  1. James Redacted

    James Redacted says:
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    Hey now… you shorted Chalmers 2 assists, a steal, and a 3. He did get hit by a goomba before the game though.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @James Redacted, hmm, he had 5 assists? Mama mia!

  2. will says:
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    Yeah, I’m glad I listened [and got outwaivered]. Hickson’s line yesterday made Glen’s most recent lines look like a big baby….?
    I give up; I’ll leave the basketpunning to you guys.

    On another note, what do you think about Chandler Parson’s seasonal value? I’m not expecting 5 threes every day, but do you think a 15 point+ line is something I can expect with the amount of forwards (though decidedly, more of the PF variety) in Houston’s lineup?

    • ChrisV

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      @will, I think 15 PPG is a little optimistic. 10-12 is more in line. He has not played in less than 30 minutes this season and is still only averaging 12.3 PPG, and that’s with last night’s performance.

  3. DexterHol says:
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    Hey Chris, what do you have to say about Boozer’s performances as of late? He is somewhat off from the projected PPG-RPG. Do you see him picking his game up, or should I consider trading him? I’m thinking of Kidd-Gilchrist, Faried, Randolph or A. Davis adding an extra player in the trade when needed. Can you suggest an order in which to offer the trades and what the trades for these 4 should be?
    I’m in a 20-team league and my team is Paul, JR Smith, Metta, Boozer, Bosh, Bass, Ben Gordon, Prince, Dorrell Wright, Jarrett Jack (he reminds me of Tekken btw), E’Twaun, Nash.
    Thanks a lot!

    • ChrisV

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      @DexterHol, Boozer’s FG% is pretty low right now. I wouldn’t bail on him just yet. Total numbers decline but percentages don’t as much. He should get closer to his career average over the next few weeks.

  4. ETMcgee says:
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    Funny that you keep ragging on batum while you tout dcousins and his top 80 production. Please keep complaining about batum and his current top 8 (avg, 9 cat) ranking. Last night he should have had about 5 assists instead of 1 (2 missed layups, 2 missed wide open jumpers, 1 fumbled pass that nic got the TO for). Even with his absolute stinker 1-11 game, he’s still looking like a steal in the 3rd-4th round.

    • James Redacted

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      @ETMcgee, You’re very sensitive about your man crush.

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @ETMcgee, where am I ragging on Batum? That he’s a “great guy, solid player” and “you won’t complain about 19 PPG”? Yeah, I guess that is pretty harsh. I’ll keep “ragging” on him so that my evil magic has the opposite effect and he becomes a #1 fantasy player, because that’s how real life works.

      • HighUpside says:
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        @ChrisV, You should give him more credit for sporting a 6 3+stl+blk. Thats pretty elite. Add in the 18-19 ppg and 6 rebounds… he’s mini Durant. He’s on his way.

  5. Mike says:
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    Walker looks like the steal. Like 7 steals in one game

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Mike, Johnny Walker looks like a steal. Like, people steal booze.

  6. Sagnof specialist says:
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    Looking for assists and steals…
    Should i trade Z-Bo for lawson straight up?
    Or
    Z-Bo and stuckey for lawson and danny green?

    • ChrisV

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      @Sagnof specialist, the way Lawson has been playing, you shouldn’t need to give up the likes of Randolph.

      • Sagnof specialist says:
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        @ChrisV, I figured that since i can afford to trade randolph (plenty of rebs to spare) that it wud be a good time to buy low on lawson…
        Do u think I can get more in return for randolph?

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