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Whewwww-eeee!  What a fun draft.  A good four-and-a-half hours after the draft start time I had picked my 17th player, and I think I really like my team.  But with a lot of picks, I did feel a bit like Jerry Lundegaard in Fargo trying to defend them; “it’s a real good deal this one, real good!”  Thanks again for filling out the league loyal Razzball Nation, and again thanks to our friends at RotoGold.com and the TDBSportsNetwork (which you can catch me on their “The Double Bonus” Show throughout the season and from last Wednesday) for helping class up the joint.

So if you missed the post launching the league, the Razzball Elite Dynasty League had our inaugural draft last night, an all-out brawl of an Auction draft with some really interesting bidding wars.  Looking at you Ben from RotoGold and you pumping up Giannis Antetokounmpo for $15 late!  The league is 20 teams, 12 starters (two of every position and two UTIL) and five bench spots.  Using my abacus over here, that’s 340 players owned.  Neeedless to say, things got really interesting once we were in the bottom end of starters.  There is no inflation, we voted on a true Dynasty application, with lifetime contracts.  Free agent pickups all must be done with your $100 yearly FAAB, and those players can be kept on a $1 lifetime contract.  So FAAB bidding will be a critical element through the season.

I didn’t really go in with any preconceived strategies, I just knew I’d be throwing my Auction Rankings (which I made for RCL Standard-size leagues – 12-team with standard line-ups) out the window faster than Martin Sheen in The Departed.  I know I’m higher on Serge Ibaka and John Wall than most, and given their relative age and situations, would be great in the format and top-line guys I initially targeted to build around.  Ibaka went for a tremendous discount at $40 (Lundegaard – “real good deal ya got there!”) and Wall went for a huge premium at $61 (Lundegaard – “oh, geez, I guess I need to fake kidnap my wife!”).  I still like the term we created in the draft of “Kobe Bryant money.”  He went for an unreal $17 when it was still in heavy spending mode.  Despite his age and injury, that is probably the best deal in the draft.  I am going to use the term throughout the year.  Application?  Not fully known yet.  Maybe for guys you should’ve paid or reached for that pan out….

Anyway, nabbing Ibaka first at a good price gave me a well-rounded team, and I’ll start from the top down and go through my line-up.

FULL AUCTION RESULTS HERE:

PG – Brandon Knight – $15  I really like Knight to emerge this year in a new situation in Milwaukee, and at the point in the draft he was nominated, there were only a few starting PGs left, making me a Knight buyer at virtually any price.  Not in love with what the value ended up being, but given a non-inflating contract, he could easily work himself into a top-50 overall player.  Hard to believe he’s only 21 too.

PG – Raymond Felton – $14  Felton was nominated right after Knight, and he was by far the best starting PG available.  I told myself, “if he goes for around the same price, I can shore up a nice pair of points.”  Shorn up!  Sounds like what an Australian sheep herder would say… Anyway, I like the value here, and while he obviously is in the twilight of his career, should give me a few solid seasons at the price.

SG – Kawhi Leonard – $37  While it was still fairly early in the draft, Kawhi was my second player and I saw the talent pool mercilessly thinning.  I may have gone a few bucks too high (can’t remember who was bidding him up with me), but as Spock would say, I think it’s only logical he becomes the face of that team while they rebuild once Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili finally hang up their sneaks.  Think he’s a solid long-term commitment, and I don’t mind the slightly higher price than I would’ve hoped.

SG – Wilson Chandler – $11  I think this is a solid price for a guy with his upside.  Sure his hammy is bothering him right now, and eventually Danilo Gallinari will be back, but if the hammy can get right it should be a strong start to the year for him, then they can always move Chandler to the 2 instead of Randy Foye, which I think is the long-term solution would be anyway.

SF – Corey Brewer – $9  It may have looked a bit high at the time, but once some real scrub-a-licious guys were going for prices in this range later in the draft, I’m loving this pick.  It’s nothing flashy, and even if Brewer doesn’t start, his minutes (which would still be a lot) as a sixth-man will be very valuable.

SF – Omri Casspi – $3  Definitely a ThrAGNOF I was targeting, Casspi could end up starting at the 4 in Houston.  Sure it’s not exactly an ideal starter’s spot, but Casspi will get minutes regardless on a team that likes to drive and dish.  He’s had a great preseason to boot.

PF – Jeff Green – $27  There were some murmurs after I got Green at this price that it was crazy, which I found a little surprising.  We all saw what he could do with the opportunity last year and he’ll be the lead guy until Rajon Rondo gets back.  He’s still got a lot of years ahead of him as well.  I really liked his value.

PF – Serge Ibaka – $40  My #1 guy, this was a fantastic value given I have him ranked as a first-rounder.  Later in the draft, Andre Drummond went for $31 and Enes Kanter for $30 to give you an idea of the great value here.  It’s hard to believe he’s only 24 too.  Great center-piece (See what I did there!  Although… I have him at PF technically…)

C – Andrew Bynum – $8  Official “Lemony Snicket’s Series of [Un]fortunate Events” pick.  So I switched computers when Bynum was nominated thinking I wanted no part of him, closed the draft, relaunched on the new computer, and viola.  I had Bynum.  At first it was outrage (bear in mind this was still pretty early).  “Bynum got autopicked and no one bid him up?!”  I hate Bynum this year.  But after seeing what some guys went for late (Taj Gibson for $12, Stevan Adams for $11), this could easily be the steal of the draft.  And with so little capital in him, the one pick I auto-picked for may be the biggest blessing, and if it’s a curse, well, he was cheap.  Ugh, now I have to cheer for Bynum….

C – Greg Stiemsma – $3  I love this value.  Sure the stats he’ll put up will be ugly.  About as ugly as he is.  But he’s going to get minutes and get boards, and for a center to get that kind of run to only go for $3 was a nice buy.

UTIL – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – $12  A guy I’ve been pumping hard, even before the Rodney Stuckey and Brandon Jennings injuries, I think KCP has great opportunity now and a great long-term outlook as a “Dynaster” (term we coined in the draft, but not really it’s original use).   The price might be a little high, but I wanted him.

UTIL – Archie Goodwin – $6  Virtually the same analysis.  I think he gets a lot of run in the second unit and I’ve pumped him hard all preseason.  Goran Dragic is still on a pretty big deal the next three years, but if something doesn’t happen I could see him traded.  Goodwin will have to prove it, but I could see him starting in Phoenix down the road.

BN – Thomas Robinson – $8  Impulse buy!  It was near the register!  Sorry I kept ya up Mr. Green… Anyway, Robinson has some great dynasty upside and could end up starting if LaMarcus Aldridge gets traded.  Has great raw ability that could turn into something.  I got burned on him last year thinking the trade to the Rockets would make him a huge late-season contributor… but that was more than wrong.  Double-or-nothing, T-Rob!

BN – Will Barton – $1  Flashed some great potential late last year after Wesley Matthews got hurt.  Willing to see what happens with the youngster.

BN – Antawn Jamison – $1  Hey, he’ll put up point on that Clips second unit.  Suck my unit!

BN – Greg Smith – $1  If Casspi ends up being a failure, Dwight gets hurt, or I dunno, something else nutso happens, Smith has looked good every time I’ve seen him play.  Throwing darts at this point.

BN – Toney Douglas – $2  My Mr. Irrelevant, I actually think Douglas is a little interesting given Stephen Curry’s ankle-injury history.  Worth a stash.

 

JB Gilpin – Razzball
Position Player Price
PG Brandon Knight $15
PG Raymond Felton $14
SG Kawhi Leonard $37
SG Wilson Chandler $11
SF Corey Brewer $9
SF Omri Casspi $3
PF Jeff Green $27
PF Serge Ibaka $40
C Andrew Bynum $8
C Greg Stiemsma $3
UTIL Kentavious Caldwell-Pope $12
UTIL Archie Goodwin $6
Bench
BN Thomas Robinson $8
BN Will Barton $1
BN Antawn Jamison $1
BN Greg Smith $1
BN Toney Douglas $2

 

All things considered, I like this team.  Seeing some of the guys filling out other rosters, I think I like spreading out my budget somewhat, which wasn’t an intentional plan, just how the draft played out.  I think I have a great young core as well, so this team should hold up the sands of time.  My biggest regrets were: A) Jeff Teague went for so friggin’ much.  I really wanted him.  And B) I got up for a beer after Andray Blatche got nominated, and saw the time go 0:00 when I sat down on John Henson for $12 the next pick.  Compared to Thomas Robinson at $8, wish I had gotten Henson for $13 or $15 there, which I would’ve done had beer not been so tasty.  But I like my team and think it will compete year-in to year-out.  What say you to my squad, REL mates and Razzball Nation?

From Around The Web

  1. E says:
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    Looks like you got got fair value for most of your picks. Not sure I agree with KCP but we’ll see.

    How do you think I did last night? 11team 9cat roto.

    PG- lillard
    SG- Vasquez
    G- Lawson
    SF- Durante
    PF- josh smith
    F- Jeff green
    C- Hubert
    Until- valanciunas
    Until- jimmy butler
    Until- spencer hawks
    BN- kaman
    BN- Harrison Barnes
    BN- Kelly olynyk
    BN- kris humphries

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @E: Yea KCP is a target of mine and for a rookie in a dynasty, I think the price is fair. I really like your depth especially since you landed Durant too. Good team!

  2. Scrappy says:
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    Yo Gilpster,

    You got a “nice pair of points” on ya brutha LOL
    Well done!! ….. Shorn up!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scrappy: haha thanks man! More I look at this team the more I think it’ll contend, but we’ll see!

  3. Rob says:
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    Fascinating draft.

    I had a laundry list of young or slightly injured players like Drummond, Beal. and Westbrook I had hoped I could acquire at reasonable cost and build my team around. But after I saw Westbrook $59 (little to no injury discount), Drummond and Beal at $31 (after having picked up Josh Smith at $24) I decided to screw this and just go for best value and not worry about the dynasty. Which was the right call seeing whereas my late round picks that I had hoped to spend an avg of $5 on (Giannis, Schroder, Adams) went for 15, 7, and 11 I guess I made the right call.

    Which I thought I did fairly well. At around the 80th value pick or so, I thought the bidding on some players was slightly down from where I thought it would be so that is where I focused. My regret is that I shifted later to this strategy and did not get in on Kobe ($17) and Duncan ($15). Had I done so I would have really liked my team, as it is I fear I have a good 6th place team that is screwed down the road.

    BTW I do like your team. Ibaka at $40 was a steal. Should have bid on him but at this point I was focused on getting Drummond, Beal, and Westbrook for $90 or so.

    My team (BarkingBassetHounds)

    1. (36) Josh Smith (Det – SF,PF) $24
    2. (50) Ersan Ilyasova (Mil – SF,PF) $17

    In a draft this deep I am reluctant to spend 1/4 or more of my money on one player.
    Maybe I am right or wrong but that is me.

    3. (58) Greg Monroe (Det – C) $18
    4. (62) Tyson Chandler (NY – C) $9
    5. (67) Kyle Lowry (Tor – PG) $17
    6. (79) Wesley Matthews (Por – SG,SF) $14
    7. (80) Jeremy Lin (Hou – PG) $10
    8. (99) Carlos Boozer (Chi – PF,C) $12

    All about finding relative value.

    9. (101) Gerald Wallace (Bos – SF,PF) $4

    Considering what $4 later on..ok I guess

    10. (102) J.R. Smith (NY – SG,SF) $12
    11. (108) Paul Pierce (Bkn – SF) $11
    12. (121) Anderson Varejao (Cle – PF,C) $11

    More on the finding value theme

    13. (135) Jarrett Jack (Cle – PG,SG) $12

    Overvalued with respect to above, but was thin at PG and had the money

    14. (168) Danilo Gallinari (Den – SF) $11

    Got one of my injury discounts for dynasty anyway

    15. (188) Jared Sullinger (Bos – PF) $5

    The only one of my $5 late round players I got for $5

    16. (195) John Henson (Mil – PF,C) $12

    Now I know why you were not in on the bidding. Lucky timing on my part.

    17. (293) Sergey Karasev (Cle – SG) $1

    Got tired and plugged in a bunch of 2013 middle-late round draft picks to the autodrafter
    hoping to get one.

    • Rob says:
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      @Rob: Crap I need guards bad. Terribly unbalanced.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rob: dammit on Henson! Haha. Yea that was a tough breAk, what happens in such a long auction. I like the Ersan and Henson values the best. I think your team will be strong now, but you don’t have the youth I have! Still a good team though.

  4. Prodders says:
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    Nice draft in such a deep league, well done.

    In my 10 team h2h league I’m having doubts over Rubio and Drummond. RR still doesn’t seem to be able to shoot, and very few assists in pre season. Should I be concerned? And I love Drummond but is his upside really that high? He’s not scoring much, ft% still atrocious, doesn’t assist, and less steals and blocks than I’m hoping for.

    V happy with my team otherwise… KD, kawhi, davis, teague, jonas, oladipo, knight, butler, jackson, korver, carter-williams.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Prodders: I still have faith on Rubio, I think he’ll be an elite disher and stealer, but not as big on Drummond. FT% is just so bad! and now with offensive weapons, I question how much offensive game he can improve. Def like your squad tho! Go Teague!

  5. Scrappy says:
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    Gilpie,

    I think you will contend for sure. Green and Leonard are “arrow up” guys, that will play bigger roles and will put up awesome multi-cat #s IMO.

    hey I traded Noah for David Lee in one of my other leagues – you think that value works? I had Noah on (2) teams and was able to trade him now in one for one deals for Ty Lawson and now Lee and I think I made out fine on both and have healthier players going into the season.

    Thoughts please? let me know if disagree – I can take it.

    Look man I love Noah as a player i think he is a total stud, but your injury reports on him had me looking to make deals before the season.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Scrappy: Yea I think so too, and for a long period of time as well. I like both of those deals for you. Noah just can’t stay healthy and has been sitting out with a groin heading into the year. Doubt you get 70 games outta him and like both the guys you got.

  6. Scrappy says:
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    okay gilps you sold me

    I’m “all-in” on Ibaka now.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scrappy: Haha sweet! I have him on 3/4 official teams so far. I’m pumped

  7. Slim

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    Going into the draft my strategy was to avoid the guys going for $60 or more and I really wants 2 PGs, 2 Cs at an average price around $30 a piece. After that I wanted to wait as long as I possibly could and get as many high ceiling players for a reasonable price. Well… it was a thought.

    My top 2 went
    Larry Sanders – $36, I priced him at $40.
    Damian Lillard – $36, I had him at $50. Wall went $61. Rose $62. I thought I got the value I wanted.

    Roy Hibbert – $30 was considered high at the time but compared to Kanter $30, Valanciunas $29, Favors $32, BroLo $27 I don’t think I overpayed.
    The 2nd PGs I coveted kept going around $30 and I kept giving up, telling myself I’d get the next one for cheaper. It never happened.

    Already having a young relatively inexpensive core I started my wait… I bid on a few. I lost a dogfight for Tobias Harris and finally gave up at $27. A bunch of wings came off the board for a little more than I wanted to pay. DeMar DeRozan $20, Evan Turner $18, Gordan Hayward $22. 64 nominations after Hibbert I finally started seeing some young players below my estimated value and within the next 24 nominations I took 5 players.

    Otto Porter Jr – $9
    Anthony Bennett – $17
    Terrence Ross – $6
    James Anderson – $8
    Reggie Jackson – $14

    I thought everyone of these players had a higher ceiling than the price tag indicated. At this point there was no question I was playing for the future but I was just fine with that. I continued my focus on upside, as much as possible yet hopefully carving out 24+ minutes this year.

    Steven Adams – $11
    Jarryd Bayless – $6
    Tim Hardaway Jr – $3
    Alec Burks – $8

    Adams and Burks were why I saved my money and I would have paid more for both. I had them as $12 players going into the draft. I had Henson here too and like JB I should not have given up at only $12. Behind missing my 2nd PG that was my next biggest regret. If I was going to be at all competitive this year I knew I would need to get minutes out of my bench. At this point it was about 2 AM EST, 4 hours in, and I don’t even remember drafting these guys.

    Jordan Crawford – $2
    Cory Joseph – $1
    Donatas Motiejunas – $3
    PJ Tucker – $5
    Andrew Nicholson – $3

    So there you have it. I’m not thrilled but I feel like the future is plenty bright and I have desired trade pieces at nearly every position.

    PG Lillard
    PG Jackson
    SG Burks
    SG Bayless
    SF Anderson
    SF Ross
    PF Bennett
    PF Nicholson
    C Sanders
    C Hibbert
    UT Hardaway Jr
    UT Jordan Crawford
    BN Adams
    BN Porter
    BN Motiejunas
    BN Joseph
    BN Tucker

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Yea you were the big moneybags for that middle section for a while! I like how your team turned out and if some of those younger guys pan out you’ll be looking at a nice core. Wanna trade me Lillard? Haha.

  8. farcus says:
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    funny how a deep league changes drafts. . . had my 16 team pts league draft last night and felt fortunate to land alec burks and andrew bogut at the turn of rounds 8 and 9. by the end i was cursing when channing frye went to another team a few picks before me. in 2013! anyway, I see you’re in on goodwin – do you like him over some of the shitty guards that rounded out my draft? (collison, lamb, lee)

    here’s that squad:

    PG – J. Teague
    PG – K. Lowry
    SG – E. Turner
    SF – L. James
    PF – R. Anderson
    C – N. Vucevic
    G – D. Collison
    F – T. Robinson
    G/F – A. Burks
    F/C – A. Bogut
    UTIL – C. Lee
    BE – K. Bryant
    BE – J. Lamb

    • JB Gilpin

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      @farcus: nice! Yeah man I’m all in on Teague and just can’t seem to get him everywhere like I hoped. Went for high $30s in this auction I believe. I definitely like Goodwin over Lee. I would make that move. Lamb has upside and I’d wait and see how he does and Collison is a great stash if Paul gets hurt. He looked really good last Friday when I saw the Clips play the Blazers.

      • farcus says:
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        @JB Gilpin: how many minutes do you see goodwin playing early on this year?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @farcus: Early on…? Maybe 22-24 a night in the first month with chances to get to high 20s. Obvious huge upside if he plays well with the second unit and either Dragic or Bledsoe gets hurt.

  9. skizzy says:
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    should i trade dion waiters for manu ginobli. Its a 12 team h2h points league so whoever produces the most regardless of fg%.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @skizzy: I don’t know if this helps, but I think Manu gives you better per game numbers (marginally) but Waiters gives you better numbers overall. I’d take Waiters if you need a guy you’re playing most of the time.

  10. KD says:
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    Nice draft…Ibaka for $40 in a 20-team league seems like great value. Hoping to get a little keeper advice – we keep 4 players in a $200-budget auction league, I have P. George, R. Rubio, and T. Parker (all under $10) as my keepers so far. I’m struggling picking between K. Leonard and J. Valanciunas, both would be $6. Based on ranks alone, seems like I should go with Leonard, but it’s hard to pass up on Valanciunas, who everyone seems to love this year. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @KD: Agree. Loved getting him there. Yeah, I keep saying, people stealing my Valanciunas love! I wrote last year I’d be all over him heading in the season. Copycats! I would still keep Leonard though. Love both. It’s like Sophie’s choice.

      • KD says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks for the response…As much as it pains me to risk giving up valanciunas, I was leaning toward Leonard too…
        Thanks again for the feedback!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @KD: No prob man any time!

  11. Pavel says:
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    Deep , 14 teamer (h2h, standard cats)
    I’ve been offered 2 trades
    1) I give: Drummond, get: Brandon Knight/Mcgee

    2)I give: Drummond, K. Walker, Mayo, I get: J. Wall, Waiters, Mcgee

    My Team:
    PG: K. Walker, Reggie Jackson
    SG: Paul George, OJ Mayo, KCP
    SF: Korver
    PF: Ibaka, Nowizki, Markieff Morris, Henson
    C: Drummond, Olynyk, R. Lopez
    would you do any of the trades?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pavel: I like both of those deals for you. Just not a Drummond guy. I think I do the Wall deal since he’s the best guy in that deal.

  12. Zar says:
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    Hmm, with Gortat going to the suns, is Alex Len worth the look?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Zar: You mean traded from the Suns, but yeah I guess I have to ease up on the Len hate. I just don’t think he’s that good, and with Gortat still there, they were going to ease him in. Now that they’re giving him minutes I think he’s worth a look in deep leagues, but not crazy for him. For example, still like boring Chris Kaman and Greg Stiemsma more.

  13. Jay says:
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    Your squad looks solid, like the Jeff green pick. Just had a 16 man of my own with two C spots and really not sure if I should’ve taken green over Kobe. You think my team will hold up?
    Pg- Rubio, Teague, Knight
    Sg- Kobe, Pope, Shefalosha
    Sf – T. Harris, brewer,
    Pf – A. Davis, Henson,
    c- Hawes, Valanciunas, Olynyk

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jay: Yeah I do I really like that team. Anthony Davis was another target of mine and he went for a ton. Love Teague and Valanciunas. Think you’ve got to be close to a favorite in a 16-teamer

  14. Curry says:
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    Thoughts on my team?
    9 cats yahoo
    10 teams – 13 players each
    Head to head daily changes
    1. curry
    2. Paul George
    3. Batum
    4. Lawson
    5. Parker
    6. Favors
    7. Thad young
    8. Valunciunas
    9. Faried
    10.amir Johnson
    11. Jimmy butler
    12. Gerald Henderson
    13. Isiah Thomas

    Any category I’m weak at? Should I punt it?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Curry: Solid team. About the only pick I’m not a huge fan of is Thad Young, but in the 7th is pretty good value. So, I recant that haha. Nothing really sticks out, Favors and some of your other multi-cat guys should give ya plenty of blocks, love what Valanciunas will do for your FG%, In soft GS weeks (say they have only 2 games) I think your scoring might be a little down, but not often.

  15. allen says:
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    JB, what are your thoughts on ben mcclemore this year? Hes my 3 rd bench guy and am temtped to grab either dalembert, caldwell pope, taj gib, or pat bev instead. Should i just wait and see? Always appreciate the feedback man!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @allen: I would grab KCP over him if I could. I like McLemore to be decent, but will cede minutes if Marcus Thornton is hot. I think KCP gets more minutes and better looks. Any time!

  16. Michael says:
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    Hi, I need some opinions on my roster. I did the auction draft as well and I am debating whether to trade away nash or not? We have 14 teams on 9 cat

    PG : Mike Conley / Ty Lawson / Steve Nash / Trey Burke (Saving him due to his injury, he was picked at the very end hopefully he will pick up )
    SG-SF : Gordon Hayward / Demar Derozan / Joe Johnson / Evan Turner
    Sf-PF: Tobias Harris
    PF-C: Zach Randolf / Kenneth Faried / Derrick Favors / Al Jefferson / Andrew Bogut

    My team doesn’t have any superstars compared to other teams, but I do have some depth. Should I be worried about Steve Nash ?

    Anyways Thank you

    Michael

    • Michael says:
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      Furthermore, do you think i gambled a lot on players that MIGHT breakout this year?

      eg. Hayward , Favors , Turner , ?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Michael: Yeah I’m worried about Nash. But in a 14-teamer I like your roster and don’t think his risk is too critical. He’s a tough guy to trade so I would hold and hope for the best. Those three guys I have all three levels of reactions to. Love Favors to indeed breakout. I think Hayward marginally improves and is a good value. And I don’t like Turner. Just not a fan of his game or the 76ers.

      • Michael says:
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        I picked up Nash for at very low price $3 hoping for some sort of help with the assist column, i guess you are right we have to wait and see. haha I am kind of banking on Turner to be more consistent with him only on the wing.

        Thanks JB

      • Michael says:
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        Should I drop Nash for Beverley?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Michael: Yeah $3 is worth the gamble. P Bev definitely has some upside, but I think it’s still Nash to own right now.

  17. Mindicohn says:
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    Well that was awkward…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mindicohn: Hah what was awkward?

      • mindicohn says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @JB Gilpin: you deleted the awkward part….

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Last comment I saw from you in our system (besides these two) as on December last year. So it must’ve not made it through the system. I didn’t do it! Haha.

        • mindicohn says:
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          @JB Gilpin: sorry. Was talking about the post in this thread that you deleted. Was an awkward typo (not by me)….got my auction this Tues so always finding your posts helpful.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @mindicohn: Oh haha I got ya. I thought you posted before that one. Think he meant “bigger”? That would be unfortunate! Thanks for reading man, looking forward to the season!

  18. JB Gilpin

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    @Matthew: Eh that’s too much for Parsons. I really like Parsons too. I would ask which point he likes more (probably Hill) and pair with someone else, maybe TT or Harkless and see if that works.

  19. JB Gilpin

    JB Gilpin says:
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    @Matthew: PS I deleted your comment after seeing a bad word in there, try to refrain from offensive stuff!

  20. Tony says:
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    Thoughts on 3trade offers in 9 cat league .1) His vucevic/pierce/Felton for my Batum?
    2) his either tony Parker or kemba walker/Noah for my Paul George , I can choose who I want out of Parker and walker.
    3) his kyle Lowry for my Ryan Anderson?

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tony: I think league size plays a role, as all 3 deals you’re giving up the best player. I’d throw 3 right out and the oly one I’d really consider is 1 if a really deep league. 10 or 12 team I hold.

  21. DanThePoorMetFan says:
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    12 and 14 team keeper leagues….
    Pick up
    McBob
    or
    The Tajmahal Gibson

  22. decaf says:
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    Hey guys,

    Joined a 10-team 9-cat H2H Categories Snake Draft the other night.

    7- Chris Paul
    14 – Anthony Davis
    27 – Deron Williams
    34 – Dirk Nowitzki
    47 – Brook Lopez
    54 – Jeff Green
    67 – Thaddeus Young
    74 – Goran Dragic
    87 – Wesley Matthews
    94 – JaVale McGee
    107 – Danny Green
    114 – Cody Zeller
    127 – Michael-Carter Williams

    Yeah, CP3 fell to me at 7. I know I’ll probably lose REB each week, but other than that, I think I have a chance against most teams. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @decaf: Yeah if Brook could board like he could you wouldn’t! Like that team. LIke you went for Davis early, I’m warming more and more to the brow. Only critique is I’m not a big Matthews fan where you got him, but I like everyone else! You’ll be good, esp. with Paul that late and pairing with hoops’ AD and Dirk and Deron really fell.

      • decaf says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Yeah, Deron and Dirk were really undervalued in the draft. I wanted bigs at those points but couldn’t pass up their respective values, which is why I’m ok with punting REB now. Yeah, Matthews was a desperation pick because I didn’t have a single SG at that point.
        Thanks for the feedback!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @decaf: I hear ya yea SG is really thin. Any time man!

  23. Like A Josh says:
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    Im all in this year to win. then im riggin of wiggins. lol jk…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Like A Josh: Haha, he might go for like $80 next year.

  24. dave says:
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    How much FAAB would you spend ($250 total) on the following guys in a 12-team 9-cat Roto Dynasty League (19-man rosters) on the following guys?

    Miles Plumlee, Victor Faverani, James Anderson

    Anderson would be backup but I could use some depth given my risky bigs: Pau, Kanter, Hawes, Markieff, Henson, Motiejunas, PatPatterson.

    It’s not vickery bidding so however much I bid I’d have to spend.

    Thanks!

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @dave: I might go $2 on Anderson and let the rest ride. It’s so early that I wouldn’t want to spend too heavy. Not sure if that means you land any of the three, but with their limited upside, I wouldn’t go too big right now.

  25. Peter says:
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    Hey JB, nice job with your roster. First time commenting, so I just wanted to say I’m a big fan of the site and of yours.

    Have a quick question for you. I just finished a standard 10-team, 8 cat h2h dynasty league draft, and was thinking of moving Parsons and McGee for Valanciunas and (Jimmy) Butler. Dynasty rules are that we must keep a minimum of 5 players per year up to a no limit maximum, and players can be kept for as long as desired. Here’s my full roster:

    06 Kyrie Irving, Cle PG
    15 Kawhi Leonard, SA SF
    26 Damian Lillard, Por PG
    35 Derrick Favors, Uta PF
    46 Eric Bledsoe, Pho PG
    55 Enes Kanter, Uta C
    66 Chandler Parsons, Hou SF
    75 JaVale McGee, Den C
    86 DeMar DeRozan, Tor SG
    95 Isaiah Thomas, Sac PG
    —Bench—
    106 Spencer Hawes, Phi C
    115 Anderson Varejao, Cle C
    126 John Henson, Mil PF
    135 Kyle Korver, Atl SG
    146 Alec Burks, Uta SG

    My ultimate goal is to move McGee for another big man who can actually shoot FT’s and Jonas fits the bill perfectly. He may not rack up quite as many blocks, but with versatile guys like Leonard and Bledsoe on my roster (as well as Hawes and Henson on my bench), I feel like I have enough depth in the category. With McGee and Favors on this roster I’m essentially in limbo in the free throw category, and so I would think it makes sense to either push toward a full punt or move the former player.

    As much as I like Parsons for his versatility and 3-pt shooting, being able to snag Korver in the final rounds makes him a bit more expendable imo. Butler should be able to provide me with a ton of steals (another category I feel I’m lacking in a bit), and if he keeps up the 3pt-shooting he displayed in the second half last season, he could lessen the blow of losing Parsons. I do wonder, though, if I would miss the extra assists Parsons would provide, since the trio of Kyrie/Bledsoe/Lillard aren’t exactly pass-first PGs. I also like the keeper appeal of Jonas/Butler a touch more than Parsons/McGee.

    Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Peter: Yea I think Butlers steals in your scenario seals the deal for me. Love valanciunas especially in dynasty formats. I’d do it. I like Parsons a lot but love what you bring back. Thanks for reading!

  26. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi,
    Would you prefer Henson or Plumlee?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @asdfasdf: I’d still go Henson

      • asdfasdf says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Okay, thanks

  27. John says:
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    What can you say on my move. Monta Ellis for Drummond + Lowry. I got Ellis. At least now, I can move Kobe Bryant without having problems who will man my SG slot. My team has still lots of injuries but most of them are recovering. Got excited a lil bit on Westbrook news. My team looks like this.

    Westbrook
    Jennings
    Rubio
    Monta Ellis
    Kobe
    Jimmy Butler
    Batum
    Parsons
    Tobias Harris
    Ilyasova
    Love
    Aldridge
    Marc Gasol
    Al Jefferson
    Jonas Valanciunas

    Is there someone I need to move? or should I stay put and let the season roll. I’m thinking of moving Kobe for Kawhi. Thank you.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John: Yeah even though I’m not big on Drummond, I like that move. I think you need Lowry’s boost in Asts, thats where I think you’re weakest right now.

      • John says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I mean, I have now Monta Ellis

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @John: Oh I misread, yea I think I woulda held but it’s not a bad trade by any means

  28. John says:
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    Someone offered me Bledsoe and Pau for Kevin Love? Its really tempting because of Bledsoe’s scary upside and Pau Gasol’s potential to be back to his old form. But its still Kevin Love. Monster Double double machine.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John: I love Bledsoe but I think you hold Love there

  29. Jon says:
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    Who is a better start in Week 1:

    JImmy Butler or Reggie Jackson?

    Right now I have Reggie in there.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jon: Yeah I think I’d start Reggie too

  30. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    In six different rounds, the guy I wanted to pick was taken in the pick before me. Guess that happens when you pick second and don’t pick again for a while. Anywho:

    PG: Rubio
    SG: G. Hill
    G: Parker
    SF: LeBron
    PF: Horford
    F: Danny Green
    C: Gortat

    K. Walker
    Holiday
    Kevin Martin
    McGee
    G. Wallace
    D. Jordan

    3 Util and 3 BN spots, so it’s a mix and match as needed. Gotta shop Tony Parker and something for Cousins, right?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shoop Da Whoop: Ugh that sucks. Hate that feeling. Yeah I think that move would help you but I’d think Parker straight up should be close. Maybe throw in Wallace or something.

  31. Anthony says:
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    Deep league and I’m in need of depth..trade gortat for deandre Jordan and shumpert? Thanks man!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Anthony: Hmmm, that one is close. If you really need Shumpert’s minutes I think it’s a good deal for ya. Jordan has some great upside. Gortat a tick of value down post-trade

  32. Anthony says:
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    Deep league and I’m in need of depth..trade gortat for deandre Jordan and shumpert? Thanks man!

  33. Jac says:
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    MIAMI HEAT
    1. (10) Serge Ibaka (OKC – PF,C)
    2. (11) Carmelo Anthony (NY – SF,PF)
    3. (30) Ty Lawson (Den – PG)
    4. (31) DeMarcus Cousins (Sac – PF,C)
    5. (50) Rudy Gay (Tor – SF,PF)
    6. (51) Dirk Nowitzki (Dal – PF)
    7. (70) Goran Dragic (Pho – PG)
    8. (71) George Hill (Ind – PG,SG)
    9. (90) Gerald Henderson (Cha – SG,SF)
    10. (91) Isaiah Thomas (Sac – PG)
    11. (110) Jeremy Lin (Hou – PG)
    12. (111) Robin Lopez (Por – C)
    13. (130) John Henson (Mil – PF,C)

    please comment on this 10 team roto draft. I’m not a big fan of punting stats but what do you think is the glaring weakness (or strengths) from this draft?

    • Jac says:
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      @Jac: btw it is 9 cat

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jac: Nothing is really standing out, FG% might be rough some weeks but that’s all I see. I think Lopez and Henson boost your big man stats and supplement Ibaka on your front line. If Cousins pans out to his potential, it’ll be a dangerous team

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        @JB Gilpin: thanks for the reply!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jac: Any time man!

  34. Principle Blackman says:
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    Hey, JB, would you mind giving me your 2-cents on my team. The draft just ended. 14-teams, 10 cat (3pt%), roto. Here’s my squad, I picked 12th overall (rounds in parentheses) in the snake draft. Is there any one area where you would look to upgrade immediately?

    PG Brandon Jennings (4)
    SG Demar DeRozan (7)
    G Jose Calderon (5)
    SF Ersan Ilyasova (3)
    PF Al Horford (2)
    F Tobias Harris (6)
    C Serge Ibaka (1)
    C Greg Stiemsma (11)
    UTIL Jamal Crawford (8)
    UTIL Isaiah Thomas (9)
    BN Jarrett Jack (10)
    BN Brandan Wright (12)
    BN Archie Goodwin (13)
    BN Vince Carter (14)
    BN Brandon Bass (15)

    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Principle Blackman: Man killer bigs! I like the Calderon pick since otherwise you’d be hurting in ASTs. Still think that’s your weakest cat with BJ and IT2 not really big assist guys. Other than that I think you’ll be solid especially if Ersan is healthy hitting those 3s for you out of position.

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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks, JB. Would you be looking to drop Brandon Bass for someone like Ariza, Sessions, or Jason Terry? A 2-C league with a 5-man bench does not leave a lot of interesting players on the Wire.

      • Principle Blackman says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Or should I be trying to address the fact that I used my 3rd and 4th round picks to draft injured players?

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          @Principle Blackman: I think I indeed grab Sessions and hope for some assists love from him, even though he’s a slasher first. Not too much you can do with the hurt guys now, I’d hold them and see how they look when back on the floor. BJ doesn’t worry me so much he should be fine, Ersan is a big with a bad ankle issue, that’s more scary

  35. jakob says:
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    Whats up, razzball-nation?

    Its another JB, from Germany, and Im going to ask you guys how you like my team.
    H2H, 8 categories (FG%; FT%; 3PM; REB; AST; STL; BLK; PTS), 12 Teams.

    1(4). Harden
    2(21). Rubio
    3(28). Sanders
    4(45). Parker
    5(52). Valanciunas
    6(69). Parsons
    7(76). Pekovic
    8(93). David West
    9(100). Gerald Henderson
    10(117) Henson
    11(124) Reggie Jackson
    12(141) Kidd-Gilchrist
    13(148) Caldwell-Pope
    14(165) Olyknkynynynnyk, hate this name. I stick to 7FootJesus

    I really like my first four picks, but then I got a little bit confused. I was aiming for pure draft/position value and disregarded my team’s strength. Didnt want to pick up Parker (since we play playoffs and .. you know Popovic towards the end of a season), but at #45 I had to pick him up. Also like the fact that he puts up really good FG% for a PG, balancing Rubio in this category. I wanted to get another PG at picks 5,6,7 – but i had to go with the LL and then every solid PG got picked =/.
    Left draft with mixed feelings, definitely.
    Nobody sticks out, though my team contains a solid all-around core. But no category is going to be won by me on a weekly/daily basis (maybe FG? I got Rubio though!). Should I try to contrive a trade and aim, for example, for another GOOD shotblocker, so that I would be able to dominate that category along with Sanders? Do you see any categories I should improve in? Any trade-scenarios that come in mind?

    Anyway, I love this blog and its commentary section, you are doing a lot to help us fantasyballers outta here :) I appreciate it! Greetings

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jakob: Welcome JB! Haha, awesome name. Dude I really like your team. Pretty much everyone you got at a value comparative to my ranks. I think LL will still be a prett good shot blocker, he’s not as flashy. Just so fundamental. LL for life! LL and Pek (I think Pek drastically improves FG% with Love low and high) will make you really good in FG%. And getting Reggie late will have you fine at PG. I think the only time you need to think about trades is when Westbrook and Ersan get back and address how limited Reggie and Henson’s minutes go and if you’ve picked up some solid options by then. But right now I really like that team.

  36. Frank White says:
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    Sup JB… Basketball already!! Good Times.. Well here’s my team, What you think??
    Mike Conley
    Gordon Hayward
    Jeff Teague
    Carmelo
    Paul Millsap
    David West
    Marc Gasol
    Tyson Chandler
    OJ Mayo
    Paul Pierce
    Danny Green
    Manu Ginobili
    Tristan Thompson

  37. Frank White says:
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    Sup JB… Basketball already!! Good Times.. Well here’s my team, What you think??
    Mike Conley
    Gordon Hayward
    Jeff Teague
    Carmelo
    Paul Millsap
    David West
    Marc Gasol
    Tyson Chandler
    OJ Mayo
    Paul Pierce
    Danny Green
    Manu Ginobili
    Tristan Thompson

    • Frank White says:
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      Oh it’s a 10 team categories

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Frank White: Like it! You should be solid. I worry about your rebs and blks a tad bc I don’t think Chandler can stay healthy. But no moves to make right now.

  38. Scrappy says:
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    JB,

    are you releasing anymore updated ranking?

    James Anderson is having a nice pre-season – is he worth a last rd flier?

    Do you think Beverley has a legit shot at the starting PG position for the Rockets?

    peace.
    Scrappy

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Scrappy: Eh probably not with the season starting tomorrow night. It’s one of those things I could tinker to no end, but takes a good amount of work to reorder everything, and I’m prepping for daily recaps. I will say me having him (Anderson) in my top 200 a month ago was ahead of the curve! And anyone in the top 200 is worth a late round flyer. Now on the other hand, I really need to have Beverley in there, but was a mix of a late preseason surge/news and I think it’s still eventually Lin’s show even if PBev gets a lot of minutes. Looking at the ranks now, I’d probably move him all the way to the 150s or so.

  39. JB: Like your squad. Should be competitive, given the format. Seeing as we have a lot of the same guys on our teams, I wanted to ask you a question on a trade that just got proposed to me….

    LEAGUE – 14 team, 15 man rosters, H2H weekly redraft. Big $$, so no suckers in this league.

    SCORING – H2H (11 categories; standard 9 + FGM, FTM)

    DRAFTED ROSTER:
    G (3) – OJ. Mayo, G. Hill, B. Knight
    F (3) – J. Green, D. Cousins, C. Brewer
    C (2) – D. Howard, A. Drummond
    UTIL (3) – R. Jackson, I. Thomas, A. Burks
    BNCH (4) – D. Gallinari, M. Kidd-Gilchrist, J. Lamb, E. Davis

    TRADE PROPOSED:
    GIVE my: Isiah Thomas
    RECEIVE his: Wilson Chandler.

    * I should caveat that I really wanted Wilson Chandler on this team and was targeting him, but missed him by 1 pick in the draft. I also happen to love Isiah Thomas, but with G. Vasquez now getting the starting nod in Sac, perhaps that suppresses the upside a bit.

    ** I think I have decent guard depth (considering the league depth) whereby I don’t necessarily need Isiah… I think Chandler is gonna bust out the first 6-8 weeks. In short, very tempted. wanted your quick analysis.

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @EL BURRO: I like Chandler a lot too, i think I do the deal. Might not great as Chandler is barely ready for the opener with a bad hammy, but he’ll play it looks like. Just might be a bit limited.

      • @JB Gilpin:

        Agreed; pulled trigger… Big Willie Time

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          @El Burro: Let’s do this! If he pans out like we hope, an $11 buy in the 20-teamer will be $$$$$$$$$

          • @JB Gilpin:

            Yup; I’ve structured the trade so it goes thru start of next week on Chandler. He’s only got 2 games Week 1 and may be limited to start season, so I think that’s another slight edge. So, he’s mine starting next week…

            QUESTION:
            Week 1 start for me? Choose two (2) dudes, please: Weekly H2H, 11 cateogries (standard 9 + FTM, FGM) so there is a slight edge to scoring:
            1. Michael Kidd- Gilchrist – 3 vs. @HOU, CLE, @NO
            2. Corey Brewer – 3 vs. ORL, OKC, @NY
            3. Alec Burks – 3 vs. OKC, @PHX, HOU

            REST OF STARTERS/ WEEK 1:
            G (3) – OJ Mayo, George Hill, Brandon Knight
            F (3) – Jeff Green, DeMarcus Cousins, _______
            C (2) – Dwight Howard, Andre Drummond
            UTIL (3) – Reggie Jackson, Isaiah Thomas, ______

            Thanks.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @EL BURRO: Even though I like him, leaving out MKG to see how many minutes Taylor gets. MKG I think narrowly has a better scoring upside over Brewer, but I think Brewer is safer.

              • @JB Gilpin:

                Thx; I hear you. I’m torn too between MKG and Brewer. Taylor had a great pre-season, while MKG did not and is now nursing a hammy injury. Ultimately I have to think MKG is far too talented to get outplayed by Taylor… even with the jump shot deficiencies. So, long term its not really a concern, more for Week 1.

                Regarding Brewer – I have not heard if he was named to the starting 5 or if he’s coming off pine to start year. Can’t seem to find any twitter updates on that either. From what I know and read, it’s: Rubio, KevMartin, Brewer, Love and Pek. You hear anything different?

                Lastly – with Jazz brass bringing in Tinsley, I’m not sure how much that impacts Burks cause Hayward may play the 2. Ive read that Utah could start either of these lineups:
                A) Tinsley, Hayward, Jefferson, Favors, Kanter
                B) Tinsley, Burks, Hayward, Favors, Kanter

                either way – I have to imagine Burks gets a ton of run… with that line-up – Jefferson and Tinsley are certainly not beacons of offensive prowess – so Burks is getting my nod.

                thx

                • JB Gilpin

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                  @EL BURRO: Agree, I think this will be MKG’s role, but might be a bumpy start. Think end of year he’ll be solid. I’ve seen that Adelman is going to mix-and-match and Derrick Williams will get some run too, but Brewer is such a better overall player. Agree with your line-up guess, but might be Williams in a game or two early. I could see both Jazz lineups, A makes sense and then Jefferson plays like 15 total minutes haha. Agree Burks will play a lot of minutes regardless. No prob man! Pumped for the year!

  40. Jay says:
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    JB – ok i drafted – first time player. had a co mgr laast year trying to learn a bit but went solo this year.

    Hasd the 8th pick in a 12 tm lg. here is my squad:

    PG John Wall
    SG George Hill
    G Jeff Teague
    SF Tobias Harris
    PF Al Horford
    F Gerald Henderson
    C Brook Lopez
    C Jonas Valanciunas
    Util Danny Green
    Util John Henson
    BN Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
    BN Brandon Knight

    i think I am little light on Big men. Rebounding may be an issue.

    Thoughts for a first timer?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jay: Reallly like that team. Looks like you got Knight really late and I think that’s a steal. Agree your boards and blocks are your biggest issue esp. since I think Brook gets a tad fewer minutes than last year and doesn’t board. But in a 12-teamer that’s a sick team. No moves to make right now, IMO, just keep your eye out for a big man that emerges the first few weeks.

  41. Michael says:
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    Hey JB.

    I need your input on a trade. I’m thinking about trading Lillard for Hibbert. My team needs a big and I got plenty of scoring. Don’t know if you remember my team so I’ll list it again. Also thinking of dropping Foye for John Henson or Bogut. Let me know what you think.

    (8) Stephen Curry
    (21) John Wall
    (36) Damian Lillard
    (49) Nikola Pekovic
    (64) Jeff Green
    (77) Tobias Harris
    (92) DeMar DeRozan
    (105) Spencer Hawes
    (120) Cody Zeller
    (133) Randy Foye
    (148) Andrea Bargnani
    (161) Corey Brewer

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Michael: I think I’d hold off on the trade. I’d lose boh Foye and Brewer for Henson and Bogut and that gives ya solid big men. Surprised Bogut is available. I like both those guys and thinks it solves your problem.

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        @JB Gilpin: Great. Thanks for the input!

  42. Zar says:
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    Hey JB, Just drafted a second league, would love your feedback on my team.

    1. (1) Kevin Durant SF
    2. (24) Ricky Rubio PG
    3. (25) Larry Sanders PF,C
    4. (48) David Lee PF,C
    5. (49) Jeff Green SF,PF
    6. (72) Jonas Valanciunas C
    7. (73) Zach Randolph PF,C
    8. (96) DeMar DeRozan SG,SF
    9. (97) Greivis Vasquez PG,SG
    10. (120) Jamal Crawford PG,SG
    11. (121) Ben McLemore SG
    12. (144) Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF
    13. (145) Randy Foye PG,SG

    I don’t think this one went as well as my first, Jamal Crawford, MKG and Foye >< Someone dropped Dragic and I submitted a waiver for him, dropping Foye. If i don't get him, I might take a look at Beverly, Henson, or Alec Burks (Someone sniped KCP :()

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Zar: Man someone dropped Dragic!? Wow. Yeah I think I’d get Henson if Dragic doesn’t get to ya

      • Zar says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I know….I was surprised too. I’m 12th in the waiver line (worth for KD? XD) Here’s hoping!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Zar: Haha yea I agree that’s worth it!

  43. George says:
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    This team is my squad in a 18-team contract keeper league with 8 stat cats (no turnovers, hence Wall).

    Based on the full draft that you guys just had, my one and only hoops team (which is a contract keeper league) would have had auction values of:

    PG1 – Wall ($61)
    SG1 – Kobe ($17) 78
    G1 – Felton ($14) 92
    SF1 – Pierce ($11) 103
    PF1 – Z. Randolph ($17) 120
    F1 – Hayward ($22) 142
    C1 – Kaman ($9) 151
    C2 – Splitter ($8) 159
    UTIL1 – C. Butler ($5) 164
    UTIL2 – Bynum ($8) 172
    Bench – Humprhies ($4) 176
    Bench – A. Bradley ($9) 185
    Bench – D. Williams ($7) 192
    Bench – Fournier ($5) 197
    Bench – Faverani ($3) 200

    for a total auction value in this league of $200 which is the budget of the auction league.

    I guess my squad should be in good shape as long as punting blocks (save Faverani and Bynum) works in this head-to-head league.

    I think Kobe is ridiculous value at $17.

    The other value picks that are standing out to me is Noah, Valanciunas, Gay, Conley, Nowitzki, Klay Thompson, David Lee, Tony Parker, Deng, Mayo, Duncan, Monroe, West, Garnett, Nash, Jimmy Butler, Jeff Green, Iguodala, ZBo, Tyreke Evans, Gortat, Boozer.

    This would have been my kind of auction draft.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @George: Wow, interesting the steal in your Auction of Kobe was just like how Kobe went for only $18 in our draft and was the steal. The keeper factor though does deflate him a tad. Really solid team given the league size. Agree blocks will be tough. Funny you got Bynum for the same value I did. We’ll be cheering him on this year!

  44. aclmaster says:
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    My John Wall for Carmelo Anthony straight up. (Im worried about Melo’s injury and Wall’s Abysmall FG’s) Should I pull the trigger on this?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @aclmaster: I’d rather have Wall. I think he has a more efficient season with Beal emerging and Gortat down low. Liked him all preseason.

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