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You know, Raymond Felton broke his hand last year, and this is no joke, less than two weeks after Twinkies were officially discontinued.  I imagine him hearing the news after a Knicks loss, and punching the glass out at a NYC convenience store.  “How will I ever carboload before rolling onto the court!”  Then Twinkies, after being bought out and licensed, again appeared on store shelves in July 2013.  And ohhhh boy, was it an offseason to remember for Roly Poly Felton!  Even though he’s always looked like a big boy, concerns about his weight surfaced yet again, and this year his stats were down before a myriad of injuries took their toll.  This past groin injury, where Felton reportedly heard a “pop”, finally got him to listen to the advice of the trainers.  “When my little guy down there told me something was wrong, I finally listened.”  Knicks head athletic trainer Roger Hinds had to think on the fly, eventually settling on a 12-grain/cashew cream vegan Twinkie-substitute.  Instead of the 15-17 off-the-shelf Twinkies comprising the majority of Felton’s daily diet, he was down to 12-14 “healthy-makers” (as he called them) while rehabbing his groin injury.  “The first three or four were kinda funky, but then you get that urge for more-and-more just like the old ones.”  After losing 34 pounds in 72 hours, Felton was ready to rejoin the team in practice.  “I felt great out there, mobile, my arms stopped running into my love handles when I was drivin’ to the hoop.”  Another 42 pounds came off in the next week, and he was ready to play last night.  And man, did those 76 lost pounds come in handy!  13/5/14/1/0 against the Heat in a surprise win.  I caught up with him after the game: “No J.R. Smiff in the game helped me keep the rock and everything runnin’ through me.  He can untie e’rybody’s shoelaces all I care!”  Back to reality, I did watch this game, and the bulk of those assists came on dishes to Carmelo Anthony burying jumpers, so the assist total is obviously a big outlier.  But Felton did look good.  Made good moves, looked agile, and more importantly, made the Knicks look better while playing 39 minutes.  We can have fun all we want, but I think I was wrong to be a little dismissive on him returning.  I like him right now over D.J. Augustin and Kendall Marshall for example.  More staying power, and while the most injury prone of the bunch, I think helps you more in the long-haul.  Must-own in 12-teamers, depends on need and depth in 10ers.  Here’s what else I saw last night:

Eric Bledsoe - Major buzzkill.  Or as Tobias would say, “douche chill”!  Eh, according to Urban Dictionary that doesn’t really work, but whatever!  Knee surgery, and is without a timetable.  He had a similar procedure done in 2011 and it took four months.  I don’t want to say it’s safe to drop him everyone yet, but it sounds pretty close without an official time table.

Gerald Green - The poster child for ThrAGNOF is gonna continue to get big minutes.  A must own in all leagues right now, even if he is a big ThrAGNOF.

Dwayne Wade - One of the most head-scratchingest of % games you’ll ever see.  11-15 FG, 1-1 3PTM, but 0-6 from the stripe?!  Did Andre Drummond possess his body last night?!  I think even Drummond mighta made one!  Hey, at least Wade is playing…

Il Diva - Bargnani was decent on offense for 9-13 19 Pts, but didn’t do much else.  It’s interesting he’s not shooting threes anymore.  Only 7 treys in his last 17 games as opposed to 21 in his first 18.  This was his highest scoring game since December 14th.  The allure of threes I think is keeping him owned in a few too many leagues.

Amar’e Stoudemire - Mr. Glass! 14/11 last night.  Has surprisingly looked not dead.  First dub-dub on the year and should be owned in deeper leagues, even if your league mates point and laugh at you.

Tim Hardaway Jr. - Had a sick putback dunk.  Ray Allen had game, then lost game.

Randy Foye - Absolutely on fire most of this game.  Check out this heat check 3.  7-11 (6-9 3PTM) 24/4/1.  Multi-3s in four straight, and as they frequently mentioned on TNT, Brian Shaw established everyone’s roles and the Nugs are clicking now.  Buying it a little bit, but certainly a prime ThrAGNOF streamer.

Evan Fournier - Any excuse to bring this graphic back!

The Fournier-Year-Old Virgin

7-13 for 19/4/1/1/0 in 18 minutes.  I was right to say keep your eye on him, but wrong to doubt the Nuggets!  As with Foye, after Shaw solidified his rotations, he’s had 5 straight usable games in deeper leagues.  Larry Drew, you could learn something!

Kenneth Faried - Sorry to keep hammering down the same point, but I don’t think it’s a coincidence the Manimal has had 5 straight good games after this Shaw-stability.  Worth owning in most leagues.

Reggie Jackson - Unfortunately, R Jax doesn’t think as highly of Manimal as I do.  Man, abusive!  Didn’t Faried see Kris Humphries get embarrassed last night?!  What’s with these two-handed block attempts?!  If only having a big play highlight helped his decent-but-could-use-more fantasy line of 13/4/5/2/0.  If you own Jackson and your opponent has Faried, I bequeath onto you an automatic win!

Serge Ibaka - 8/10/0/0/3 shooting 3-11 in just over 24 minutes.  Got benched late as it was a blowout.  Not worried.

Jeremy Lamb - Shot 1-12.  The one he made was a pretty nice floater though!

Ty Lawson - This is how we do in Denver, Jeremy!  6-15 [ok, so not that much better] (2-4 3PTM 2-2 FT) 16/7/14/3/0.  I feel like I’ve picked Lawson a ton of times over other PGs in comments.  This was a good night…

J.R. Smith - If you didn’t gather from that totally all-true open, got a DNP-CD.  Not surprising.  Welcome to the bench!  I love what Not Sportscenter NBA tweeted:

Not Sportscenter NBA Tweet

J.J. Redick - Returning tonight.  As I mentioned in the comments yesterday, I think he starts a little slow.  But worth an add in most 12-teamers if he’s still out there.

Happy weekend to you all Razzball Nation!  No Buy/Sell this week, so if you have any Buy/Sell questions, shoot below.  I hope everyone had a solid week 11 and be sure to root on my Panthers on Sunday!

  1. JJ says:
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    Is it time to simply drop Sullinger? Or is this a temporary benching due to a combination of technical fouls and semi injured wrist and poor fg%? Will humph be the guy going forward? Or is it loking like split time and hence neither worth owning? 12 team, 9 cat

    Also- George hill… Is it time to just dump him too? How can he play so many minutes and yield so little? Is granger going to steal his time?

    Love the articles. Thanks.

    - JJ

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JJ: 12 team with a solid squad I might hold, but if I had injuries or needed production now, he’s droppable. I think he is bad a few weeks, but gets back into the starting lineup. Yikes, yeah Hill is droppable. Sadly. Thanks for reading!

  2. Wutang says:
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    Hey JB, somehow in second place after a 9-0 on the first place team (I wish I could tell you how, but I guess there was injuries, and Thad young/LA exploded). Up 7-2 this week but not sure if my team is a real contender. Mind giving it a look?

    PG: Paul (inj), Collison, Oladipo
    SG: Ariza, Iguodala, Ellis, Hayward
    SF: Harris, T Young
    PF: P Gasol, Aldridge
    C: Al Jefferson, T Chandler

    Thanks! Trying to shop chandler, possibly Collison when Paul gets closer/I find another hot free agent hahah. Keep up the great work, been a daily reader for months now!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wutang: Don’t sell yourself short, it’s because you murdered first place! I think your team is fine. You’ll have Paul for the playoffs, have some of his production now with Collison, Aldridge is playing like a first rounder. I would keep Colli until Paul is almost back like ya said, I’m fine shopping Chandler, not his biggest fan. Really appreciate it thanks for reading!

  3. Michael B says:
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    Do you think Manimal is the big to own in Denver now? Or are he and Hickson pretty much interchangeable? They both took 9 shots, but it seemed like Faried did get some offense run through him while Hickson’s was mostly off loose balls and rebounds. Own both and drop Blatche? I guess I should be asking why Faried got dropped after 21/13. Waiver priority probably won’t get him anyway.

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      Also, the Felton assist comment is spot on. I’m not going to fault a guy for dishing to the hot hand, but that was as easy a 14 assist game as you’ll see.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael B: Felton – yeah it was crazy he had that many dimes. If I wasn’t following the box score while making highlights, I woulda said the stat keepers made a mistake haha. I think Manimal and Hickson are pretty interchangable. Love Faried a lot more in real life. BUt Hickson could easily go 21/13 and his role hasn’t changed after the shake-up. I’d rather both over Blatche

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    Big trade in my league and I’d like the JB verdict. Which side do you prefer?

    KD, rainbOladipo, Wils Chandler, Amir Johnson for LBJ, Rubio, JV and Jimmy Butler.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Prodders: I’d rather LeBron side. I’m still a big Rubio sucker, JV sucker, and more on board with Butler now with Deng trade/other injuries/he seems healthy

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        @JB Gilpin: Okay good cos that was my side, and totally agree with the above. Not been impressed by Chandler and always think Butler’s about to get rolling. Also, in my league KD and Dipo’s playoff schedules pretty much suck. Plus I had excess pts and 3s. Good good.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Prodders: I still like Chandler, but would rather Butler ROS. Good call on KD and RainbOladipo

  5. matt says:
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    Have I took the time to tell you razzballers how much I love the Beard? Jb understands my beard infatuation. Anyways, I love my trim. Almost as much as my beard, and I’ll never fear it. You keep it untrimmed like an animal in the wild and it’ll repay you by giving you 36+ mins of its life. Some of the most unorthodox ball that you’ll ever witness but man…what a beautiful sight it is! OKC is definitely scared to see the beard come playoff time. Kendrick “Turtle” Perkins shuffles his disproportionate sized body to the side when the wildebeest drives the lane, fearing that he’ll be posterized, forever framed on some pre pubescent teenagers wall wearing a permanent stinkface after Getting his clam slammed by the bearded one. Will other teams follow suit thinking ” if only we grew a beard, maybe we would posess this superpower” Will other teams realize, without the Beard, his powers may possibly be diminished like kryptonite is to superman. Speaking of Superman, it’s weird that superman plays with the Beard and he can’t hit 50% of his FT? What’s up with that? So many unanswered questions until playoff time.

    • matt says:
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      @matt: Any mistreatment of The Beard™ or the other intellectual properties I speak may be punishable by death. Superman™ has already killed my % ‘s so I have very little to lose.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Haha whilst us commoners fear the beard, you embrace the beard! Superman is awful. His kryptonite is playing knock out against 2nd graders

  6. matt says:
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    The Fourier lmao! +1

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Thanks man!

  7. matt says:
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    Rooting for the Panthers on Sunday JB. Cam (Superman 2.0) should consider growing a beard. Haha

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Thanks man! Cam with a beard…. Hmmmmmmm

  8. Jon says:
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    10 team dynasty league, who do you prefer? Dennis Schroder or Patrick Beverly?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: Beverley. Teague is signed fairly long-term I think, Beverley was getting PT now

  9. matt says:
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    He lost 34 lbs in 72 hrs, his cashew vegan twinkie substitute oozed through his pores causing carmelo to lick his face after making the first FT of a 1&1 for the final 4th quarter push. You Nailed It! And I added a twist Hah! Nice write up, now apologize jinx! I need bacon legs healthy for at least 1 back to back. He’s paid back 000.26% of petro’s value!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Hah I need him healthy too! Glad no one bit on me selling Felton for cents on the dollar in my deep league!

  10. Sweeesh says:
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    Hey y’alls! Would it be a good idea to trade my Kemba Walker and Tyson Chandler for Serge Ibaka? I need another big to complement Dwight Howard. Am I offering too much?
    Thanks!

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      @Sweeesh: Nah I like it! Ibaka is having a great year and has some offensive upside without Westbrook

  11. Corey says:
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    Do u see the role of augustin increasing.? Does the role of Corey brewer decrease with budonger back? What about foye? Miller is coming back soon? How would u rank these 3. Thanks!

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      @Corey: Yes. Plus Hinrich is injury prone. Ehh, maybe very little, but not too much on Brewer. Foye looked great last night, but is a ThrAGNOF. Miller I don’t think hurts him too much. Augustin/Brewer/Foye is my ranks. Any time!

  12. Shaft says:
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    What are we thinking about Brian Roberts now with the Jrue Holiday news? I just saw that in his 5 starts last year, he put up something like 12 pts / 10 asts / 3 boards / 1.5 treys / 1 stl.

    You like him over Marshall or Augustin?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: Roberts is a good scorer but I highly doubt he gets half those dimes. I still like the other two over him for now.

  13. teeque says:
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    Hey there JB,

    I need some help with some new faces on my team. It doesn’t seem to be clicking right now for us. Would you drop Demarre Carrol, Sullinger, or Giannis for Chalmers (should I use a #4 waiver on him), James Johnson, Dunleavy, Shumpert, Middleton, Wes Johnson?

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      @teeque:

      Also in another league, would you rather pick up Augustin or Roberts for a PG?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @teeque: Sully for Chamlers i like. ehhh the rest seem like lateral moves and nothing too big, would indeed use your Waiver on Chalmers who was playing well

  14. Nikko says:
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    How do you feel about my Aldridge, Lee, and Derozan for his KD, Varajeo, and Lowry? Its a points league with no FG% or FT%. I have Millsap, Howard, Pekovic and Gortat as my big men. I have IT2, Shump, Holiday (injuried), Lawson, and Collison for my PG/SGs. I have Batum and Shump again for my SFs. I think Varajeo is a good steal because now that Bynum is out, he has been ballin’ on the Rebounds, which are worth 1.5 pts in my league.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nikko: I’m more looking at getting KD, which makes it a winner. Lowry is a sell-high for me, but I think that move is a slam dunk

      • Prodders says:
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        @JB Gilpin: … which will never happen.

  15. mike says:
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    like the links to highlights in the recap

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mike: Thanks man! Yeah sharing them to that hub makes them a lot better to share, will do more often

  16. Mike says:
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    I have always liked Leandro Barbosa. He is now 31 and with a 10 day contract. What I like in my twenty team league is Barbosa is playing the Detroit Pistons Saturday night. Pistons Jennings can not play defense and fact most of the Pistons are terrible. Drummond gets in foul trouble because of help side defense and Drummond is terrible on man to man defense. He gives up base line way to much. Barbosa well be going to the line I expect a 18 pt 5 assist, steal and a block from Barbosa. I will be shocked if doesn’t come close to those numbers against the Pistons.

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      @Mike: Interesting, I have too. Love how he can slash. Ehhh, seems a little steep though for a bench guy. 12 or 14/3 makes sense, but like him in the deep leagues. Just hope his knee holds up

  17. matt says:
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    Now I lose jru Holliday!!!! Wtf man this is too cruel! Who’s his replacement?

    • Michael says:
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      @matt: B Roberts/Evans

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Yeah a mix of minutes between Roberts and Evans. I like Roberts fine, but he’s still below Augustin and Marshall to me

  18. Jake VZ says:
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    What’s up JB? Love reading your stuff every morning. Makes for good time when I’ bored in class haha. Keep up the good work! Ok so I have made a lot of moves throughout the year, and this is how my roster stands..

    PG- Wall, Rubio, Jackson
    SG- Irving, Redick
    SF- Butler, Miles
    PF- Love, Lee
    C- Cousins, Gasol, Varajaeo, Gortat, Valanciunas

    I think it’s a very solid roster despite of all the busts I drafted and traded away. So my question is should I look to make any more moves, or just hopefully roll with these guys to the promise land? Free Agents are Iguodala, JR, W Chandler, Bradley, McGee, Webster, Gallo, Stoudemire, Kanter, Carter. Anybody I should keep my eye on? Which guys do you think could have a big 2nd half impact? Thanks again!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake VZ: Hah thanks man! Glad I’m helpin ya through class! Dude, very solid. Wall I had a first rounder is doing pretty well, Rubio 2nd rounder, Irving and Love playing like 1st rounders. Wow Iggy is available? Grab him for Miles. Chandler I like over Redick too, but a little murky given this recent injury. No one comes immediately to mind of who else to target, but def grab Iggy who has great 2nd half upside

  19. Kevin says:
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    Reports saying Bledsoe out at least 6-8 weeks. Should I still be dropping for another PG/SG?

    For someone like Jordan crawford or DJA? I was too late on Brian Roberts!

    • Kevin says:
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      @Kevin: I guess the more important question is about holding onto good players. This is my first year doing fantasy sports and I don’t know if I should hold onto bledsoe because I know he’s a solid player. in your experience, when is it more appropriate to look for players to get you by on a weekly/NOW basis vs. stashing players in the long run for playoffs? please advise!

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        @Kevin: depends how deep your league is, benches, etc…..I just lost Horford, bledsoe, and Holliday within like 3 weeks.

        I dropped Bledsoe for Brian roberts today, Horford I let go immediatley, gotta move on…. if guys are back in a month OK, but 6-8 weeks for bledsoe and its a surgery on his knee? NO THANKS< in my eyes he's done for the year, contract year coming, he's not risking it to play for the suns….. hell they probably want him to sit so they can tank!

        How is Jordan Crawford available? pick him up…. DJ Aug should be rostered too, unless this is like an 8 teamer.

        • Corey says:
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          @Tony: I did the exact same thing. Dropped bled for Roberts. Also let go of Horford immediately

          • matt says:
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            @Kevin: @Corey: I dropped Jru already lol

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kevin: Yeah Bledsoe is cuttable. I’d grab Crawford

      • Kevin says:
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        @Tony: @JB Gilpin: Thanks for the words of wisdom guys. So I dropped bledsoe and picked up jordan crawford off the waivers. wooo.

        Kobe is free in my league. should I stash? i usually lose TOs anyways! the thing is, i don’t know who to drop since I feel like i’m in a somewhat good place. here’s my team:

        guards: kyle lowry, terrance ross, john wall, tyreke evans, oladipo, trey burke, jj reddick
        big men: dwight howard, anthony davis, robin lopez, valanciunas.

        who do you think i should drop for kobe? i was thinking valanciunas was expendable.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Kevin: I’m not as big on stashing Kobe as others, but Davis and Dwight stuff the big man stats so well that yeah I’m fine losing Lopez or Valanciunas

  20. R says:
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    Hey JB,
    Im thinking about dropping Danny Granger for JJ Redick, good idea?
    My team is hurting in the field goal/ft percentage department and looks like this:
    PG: Wall, Holiday, Burke, Calderon
    SG: Harden, Oladipo, Kobe
    SF: Jeff Green, Granger
    PF: Boozer, Amir Johnson
    C: Sanders, Miles Plumlee

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      Just kidding, Redick got scooped up, Felton, Hill, Wright, Meeks, Dunleavy, Bellinelli, Brewer, and James Johnson are the top free agents now. Same thing applies, rebounds and assists could be helpful too

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      @R: I woulda liked that move for Redick… While not perfectly fitting your needs, I’d want Felton over Granger. Helps your dimes and his % won’t be awful. FG% I expect is closer to 42-43 the rest of the way.

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        @JB Gilpin: Would you drop Holiday for any of those free agents after the injury news since I already have Kobe injured or just hang onto him?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @R: Yea I’d drop Jrue for Felton. A little risky, but holding onto two hurt guys that long in shallower leagues really hurts ya

  21. Michael says:
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    Sup JB.

    B. Roberts or James Johnson? So I dropped James Johnson right before I heard news of Tony Allen and I sort of wish I just stuck with him. Anyways Now that Jrue is out I think I could drop Brewer for Roberts. Whats your advice.?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael: Depends on needs. Slightly limited all around vs. better pts/asts. Vacuum probably taking Roberts as JJ’s minutes are not guaranteed in the least

  22. Lasandro says:
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    Hey JB. Wake up this morn to the news about jrue. He now joins my current injured list of Gasol, Vuc, Anderson and Parsons. Obviously, I’m in dire need. Would be a big risk to drop jrue for someone off the wire but is this something I should indeed do? Eric Roberts, Gerald green, e Gordon, faried.. A bunch of sudden-starters are all out there. The rest of my healthy squad: AD, DMC, Meeks, BJ, Matthews, R Jax, Oladipo and J Butler..

    • Lasandro says:
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      Brian Roberts, sorry – not 80′s American martial arts star Eric.

      “..well, we were all thinking it!” – Tobias

    • Lasandro says:
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      Nelson, Korver, Pierce, ISO Joe.. All these cats available. It’s an 8 teamer, so always some talent on the wire. Help.

      • matt says:
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        @Lasandro: 8 teams shouldn’t even count lol

        • Lasandro says:
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          @matt: Ha, its my rook season in fantasy and just playing against my real-life bball team – had no idea about these deeper leagues till I started reading blogs. Next season I’ll dive into the deeper end f’sho

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      @Lasandro: Eric Roberts, star of The Dark Knight! In 8-team with so many options, yeah hurt guys are droppable. I’d lose Jrue and probably grab Faried, sounds like some big man stats will help for now

  23. miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey, acceptable to drop Wilson Chandler to stash Kobe since Chandler may be out?

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      @miles proudfoot: I was impulsive and did it. I think Foye is taking away minutes anyway.

      • Prodders says:
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        @miles proudfoot: definitely, by a mile, and sounds like he’ll be back sooner than expected too.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: I’m not as bullish, Chandler and Foye won’t hurt each other’s minutes at all when both are healthy. Not like Quincy Miller is gonna stick haha. All that said, don’t mind the move

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        @JB Gilpin: depends where you are in the league I suppose. But Chandler ‘s %s have been bad even though he’s done ok in the counting stats.

        • miles proudfoot says:
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          @Prodders: true. Plus I’m a long suffering Knicks fan so have always liked Chandler since his NY days, but he has not totally panned out the past few years with Denver. plus ive found the neck tattoo tough to view several times per week…

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @miles proudfoot: Haha, that neck tat is atrocious

  24. Frank White says:
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    What’s up JB. I grabbed Dunleavy cause they said he would start after Deng left but I just saw that Enrich might get traded which Augustin would take his spot. Would you drop Dunleavy for Augustin??

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Yeah I would

  25. The Tristan Thompson Conundrum says:
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    Injuries killin me now with Jrue out for a month… is it really worth dropping Marshall for Felton or should I wait a week? Marshall might solidify the job…

      • The Tristan Thompson Conundrum says:
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        @matt: it was from rotoworld

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Tristan Thompson Conundrum: Haha well done on the commenter name! Glad you made it. Felton I would grab. Even if Marshall keeps the job, when Kobe is back that’s a lot less touches and Nash could get a few minutes if he can play

  26. miles proudfoot says:
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    All things equal, who would you take off the wire bc there’s just so many quality choices…Henson, T Jones, Foye, Meeks, Gerald Green, Shump, Ross?

    • Prodders says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Green or Henson in case they plug him back into big mins. T-Jones and Meeks good options too. Yes a fertile wire!

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        @Prodders: just found Felton on there as well. Man, it’s my first time playing a 10 team league. Way different than even 12 team in terms of talent on the wire.

        • Prodders says:
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          @miles proudfoot: I’m in a 10 team though and only Foye and Ross are available out of those. Are many teams active in your league do you know?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Prodders: He might be in a deeper rosters league.

            • miles proudfoot says:
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              @JB Gilpin: I think that’s part of it. Two out of the ten in this league aren’t paying much attention unfortunately. They’re carrying bird man and Bynum instead of some of those other guys. But still, big difference between 10 team and 12 to 14 teams. Thanks for all your help guys!

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      @miles proudfoot: Man like them all. Can’t pick only one! Gun to my head, Meeks right now

  27. Jake VZ says:
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    Would you trade Irving, Miles, and Lee for Lillard, Korver, and Dwight? No FT% in our league ( I’m sure you remember this by now, just reminding you )

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake VZ: Haha, yes please remind me every time! I will easily forget at some point. It”s very close. Dwight is a good buy low even in a non FT% league right now. It’s so close I’m gonna pull the coin flip/take which side has players you like to watch/root for

  28. Michael Pan says:
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    just when I am confident to drop joe Johnson for Tyreke evans, Johnson drops 24 pts in the first half with 4 3s and tyreke with zero points

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael Pan: Hah yeah I woulda made the same move. Can’t base a move on one half :) I think Evans outdoes him over a few games and beyond

  29. Michael Pan says:
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    Just when I am confident to drop Joe Johnson for Tyreke Evans he drops 24 pts in the first half while Tyeke has 0 . Johnson is really frustrating, I hope williams gets shipped

  30. Nomaspantalones says:
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    I know this is a stupid question but I really don’t know that much about b-ball and could use some help…
    I have :
    Teague
    Henderson
    Knight
    Dunleavy
    Jones
    Noah
    Henson
    Gasol
    Redick
    Holiday
    Ross
    Valunciunas
    Durant

    Holiday just went down for a month and they say brian roberts is top 100 value at this point, so should I drop anybody and who should I drop for him…three bench spots for what it’s worth. Thank you for any help you can offer me.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nomaspantalones: Ehhhh I don’t buy Roberts top 100. Not sure where you saw that, but I wouldn’t go that high. Dunleavy I would consider though. With Deng gone I think he’s a little overvalued, and I don’t value 3-point specialists that high, which is why we say ThrAGNOF (threes ain’t got no face). Roberts should be close to the same amount of 3s with better all-around stats

      • Nomaspantalones says:
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        @JB Gilpin: sourced yahoo blurb…and for what it’s worth, I use the word sag of on a semi-daily basis. My feelings for you writers on this site can not be overstated. Thank you for the advice; just picked him up

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          @Nomaspantalones: sagnof…darn autocorrect

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Nomaspantalones: Haha thanks so much man! Definitely a play off Grey’s theory, and I’ve played without keeping 3-point specialists all my life and just commandeered it…

  31. Kenneth says:
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    would you add Redick for Wilson Chandler? in a 10 team h2h league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kenneth: Eh I don’t think I would

  32. Mr. Ballistik says:
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    10 team H2H 8 category with the following roster:

    Bigs: Anthony Davis, Cousins, Sandman, DeAndre, Favors
    Tweeners: Durant, Iggy, Hayward
    Littles: Monta, Beal, Lowry, Burke, Collison

    Do you think I should drop Collison to grab Reddick?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Ballistik: No I wouldn’t, love Collison while Paul is out

  33. m1chael says:
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    Would you stash PBev?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @m1chael: Depends on league size, IR spots, who you would drop, etc.

  34. Daniel Bryan says:
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    Should I drop Jrue Holiday for Brian Roberts? I’m in 8th place on a 14-team daily H2H 9cat league (top 8 playoffs). I’m getting killed by all these injuries.

    Players
    S. Curry, K. Thompson, V. Oladipo, G. Davis, T. Harris, J.J. Redick, T. Gibson, J. Noah, K. Marshall, J. Green, J. Henson, R. Rondo, J. Holiday

    • Brian says:
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      @Daniel Bryan: I did. Holiday out at least a month but I think he might be out longer. Fractures are scary

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Daniel Bryan: Yeah I might, is a little risky with so many playoff teams and he will surely get picked up though

  35. Lasandro says:
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    Meeks, Pierce, Iso Joe or E Gordon? Looking for prime scorer for a couple of stats across the board. Reke also going down may open the door for Gordon. Meeks’ numbers hav been solid but struggled today. The Brooklyn boys, particularly JJ, have been locked in – I like Pierce more but Johnson since deron’s injury has been nice. Interested to hear yor thoughts. Currently have Meeks, J Butler and Oladipo (both had bad runs today) as my flier spots

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: I’d keep the 3 you have. Meeks only had a bad game yesterday after 3 great ones so I wouldn’t say he has been struggling lately, he’s been awesome.

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: cheers mate! In light of having to endure six injuries on my squd, resulting in me dropping Jrue for Big Baby yesterday, I’ve forgotten to tell ya to keep up the good work and I’m appreciating the advice you’re dishing my way. If somehow you could tell me when that chubby spaniard is actually gonna return for the Griz, I’ll give ya a kiss between the cheeks.. So to speak.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Haha thanks man! Sucks on the injuries… been a rough year. Hahaha, nice reference, I would surmise 10 days out still

  36. teeque says:
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    Hey there JB,

    I have a guy interested in my Josh Smith. Thinking about selling high on him. He offered me Kmart, but I don’t think that’s enough. What do you think? I might try to ask him to throw in Tyreke. He might bite since Reke’s is down with an injury at the moment. I know he’s high on him though. Also kind of hard letting Josh go. I know his % sucks but I feel like he’s my defensive anchor right now.

    Here are our Teams, please let me know if you think there is any good trades for me. I know he may be open to trade Bosh as well and WAS interested in my Sully before the last week or so when his stock price dropped.

    Help me snag a deal together if you can.

    My team is:
    PG: Irving, Rubio, Reggie Jackson
    SG: Batum, Kyle Korver, Giannis (just put in the claim for Mario and dropping Giannis)
    SF: Josh Smith
    PF: Lebron, Sullinger, Randolph, Carrol
    C: Pekovic, Valanciuas, Sanders

    His Team is:
    Paul G, Affalo, Derozan, Tyreke, Lou Williams, Bosh, Aminu, Tony Parker, Al Jeff, Varejao, Blair, Iggy, Harrison Barnes

    Man, not sure what’s up with my team. Thought it was solid but I am currently 8th. Not sure what it is lacking. My 3′s and blocks are down this week. My FT% isn’t the greatest either. Any help would be appreciated JB.

    Happy New Years bro!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @teeque: Happy new year! Umm I would try for more than Kmart and tyreke. Smith with a huge game last night. What about asking for Al Jefferson?

  37. Bon says:
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    who would be a better add,
    D. Caroll from hawks,
    S. Livingston from Nets,
    James Johnson from Memphis,
    Mike Scott From Atl Hawks, or
    Corey Brewer from Wolves
    This is my first time playing H2H 8 cat, no TO
    I tried to go for FG%, blks, stls, rebs, and points being the last cat to go for. I’ve tanked assists, 3s, and ft%. Its not going so smoothly, although my record is above 50%, fg% is so hard to go for and stls i’ve been losing. I had westbrook and bledsoe.
    What strategy do u think is a good idea for h2h 8 cat?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bon: I’d prob throw the Hawks out, and probably recommend Brewer for the steals. Livingston had a good one last night, but inconsistent even when filling in for Deron. Johnson is close to, but I think loses minutes in a big way when Gasol is back.

  38. Shaft says:
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    Someone in my league just dropped ariza. Worth dropping Wilson chandler for him?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: Very very close. I probably would just because Wilson is a little banged up

  39. Slim

    Slim says:
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    I had to drop Antetokounmpo in a 12-teamer. It’s a sad day. Middleton might get the starting job back. I think Antetok will figure it out sooner rather than later but that’s not going to happen in less than 20 minutes per game. 3 straight is a trend and I’m off the bandwagon… for now…

    • MC says:
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      @Slim: I feel your pain Slim, big fan of the Alphabet here… but I to drop him too my league is too competitive!

      • MC says:
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        @MC: *had

    • Shaft says:
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      @Slim: Not that it’s even worth trying to understand what goes through Larry Drew’s mind, but isn’t it obvious he should slide Giannis back to the 2? Clearly much more comfortable there. The backcourt of knight and ridnour is way undersized and it’s forcing Knight to go to back to just throwing up labradoodles. Don’t get what Drew sees in pairing them together at all. And it’s not like their winning games with that lineup…

      • Shaft says:
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        @Shaft: Called it! Call me the larry drew whisperer. Antetokounmpo back to SG. Claims it’s match up based, but i think they’ll have the same problem against any team in the association (except Denver maybe).

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      @Slim:

      “…for now”

      ^I like the hedge. I’m also completely with you on that front.

      Got a question if you wouldn’t mind offering an opinion…

      In short: Humphries or Blatche?

      In long: The “bottom two” guys on my 10-team roster [league is ESPN H2H standard 9-cat] are Taj Gibson and Blatche. I also own Jordan Crawford, who has been great for me all season, but who I also think will bottom out in the very near future (see: Rondo, Rajon). Humphries and Foye are the sexiest targets available on my wire right now. I’m holding Taj and think he’ll be solid, but Blatche is the dude with the question mark for me. Will I regret losing him for Humphries, or do you see Humpty Dance keeping real value?

      Thanks, Slim!

      • Slim

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        @chillmodious: Humphries and Blatche are pretty close in what they do. More points for Blatche, Boards for Hump. You probably won’t miss either in the long run but it looks to me like Blatche has a tad more late season upside. Can’t really trust Brad Stevens rotations. Right now it’s Humphries for sure. I would hold tight on Taj and I would hold onto Crawford till we see the drop off actually happen. But yeah, it’s gonna. I think Foye may be locked into a pretty nice role as long as they keep winning but he’s other guy who could get replaced again. Crawford vs Foye right this second is pretty close. I’ll take Crawford.

  40. I live in Denver and definitely enjoyed that Fournier meme lol! but in all seriousness I’ve heard a lot of people talking about an MCW shut down? what does that mean? it’s making me and my fantasy team nervous

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Daniel Miller: Haha thanks man! Glad some minor photoshop knowledge helped here and there :). MCW shutdown refers to him not playing until the last day of the year, and I am a big believer the Sixers do this. I think if he has a minor injury they just say screw it, let him sit.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Daniel Miller: Hah maybe, but is how tanking teams manage rookies. RG3ish? Haha

  41. MC says:
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    Any thoughts on Brian Roberts, with Tyreke missing time too?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MC: I like Roberts, he plays hard with a good shot, but he’s an NBA backup PG and a good one. Austin Rivers got more minutes yesterday and not shocked. In 14 team Roberts should be owned, not crazy for him in shallower

  42. MC says:
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    Also Felton is available in my league, should I pick him up?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MC: Like Felton much more, even in the short term

  43. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    So, it sounds like Bledsoe is almost certain to be back this year. Had the meniscus removed. This potentially hurts him long term ( Wade is an example), but who knows if it was his or the doctors decision. I hope no one who is sitting in a decent spot in the standings jumped ship before the post-surgery update. I am always a proponent of not making a snap decision before all info is out on the table. Of course, leagues settings, type, and size all come into play on one’s decision. But, I’m thinking 6 weeks here, give or take. How the Suns handle him upon his return is anyone’s guess, but the recovery for this type of procedure is petty cut and dry. I’m gonna assume 20-25 min first week back, working his way to around 30 min a game…which for his skill set is plenty of minutes to make an impact.

    Now, from a straight basketball perspective, I hope he can recovery and stay healthy. He is fun to watch, an athletic freak, and is one of those rare players that can literally do it all. He has the potential to be a legitimate star and a nightly difference maker.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: I think I’m a little less optimistic. If the Suns keep playing well, I don’t think it’d be crazy to see Bledsoe off the bench to keep his minutes down with Green starting. I love Bledsoe too, so fun to watch. Not that either can be straight comps, but Westbrook had meniscus complications and Budinger as well who I think had his removed and it effed him up for more than a year. But if you’re in a good spot like ya said, worth holding if you have a healthy strong roster

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah, I def understand man. It’s hard to be optimistic with injuries, especially with the knee. As far as Budinger, he initially didn’t have it removed. Same thing as Bledsoe pretty much…had it repaired, then messed it up again…had it removed in October. Came back in roughly 8 weeks…which I think is worst case with Bledsoe. Westbrook, as far as know, did not have his meniscus removed.

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          @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Oops…I just realized Budinger came back 12 weeks after. I’ll have to look into his surgery…that sure seems like long time for meniscus removal, based on what I have read anyways. My mistake man.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Well Westbrook came back and then needed another. And Budinger like you said had issues for a while. Now these are likely outliers, but still do kinda cloud the optimsim. Either way, if you have no injuries I think you can hold. But a lot of guys banged up right now… Like it’s NFL out there!

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            @JB Gilpin: Yeah, hoping Bledsoe stays on time table…but with surgery there is always risk, that’s for sure. I got him in a 16 team keeper for only a $5 base ( before minor inflation), so I gotta hold no matter what. If he does come back I got a good chance to win with that squad…we shall see. And yeah…these injuries have been crazy man! Especially with point guards…just dropping like flies.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Oh yea great value. Hope he gets healthy for ya!

  44. Connor says:
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    Just got offered Chris Paul and Roy Hibbert for Darren collision and David Lee am I crazy for not accepting right away??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: Not at all crazy. I like Lee more than Hibbert and Collison I like a ton until Paul is back. If I was in the top end of your league I’d probably take it to load up for the playoffs, but if roto or not I might actually decline.

      • Connor says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB! I went ahead and took the deal. I’m number one in my league right now so playoffs are on my mind. My team as it stands in a 12 team h2h category league.
        PG – Raymond Felton
        SG – Nicolas batum
        SF – Kevin Durant
        PF – Paul Millsap
        C – Roy Hibbert
        G- Jimmy Butler
        F – Tobias Harris
        Utility – Joakim Noah
        Utility – Tyreke evans
        Utility – Gerald green
        Bench- rajon rondo
        Bench – Larry Sanders
        Bench- Chris Paul

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Connor: Ah nice, totally buy making the move. Should be dirty in the playoffs!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chillmodious: Haha I was gonna answer but felt so un-needed :) I would take Blatche. Humphries at some poitn is either going back to the bench/traded/yielding minutes to develop younger guys like Sully. I think you’ll be fine letting Humphries bone some other Kardashian in your league

  45. LMNOP says:
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    JB….12 teams h2h 8cats…trade my AD, Batum, Burke, JV. for George, Wall, Josh Smith…good?

    • LMNOP says:
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      @LMNOP:

      Or, My AD, Burke. for Curry, R Lopez. I have Bledsoe on my team. smh

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @LMNOP: Love the top one. No TO for Wall and Smith are nice. I like the second one too. Curry’s really only negative is the TOs… since 12 teams I think I’d take the top one, and then you get a decent guy off the wire

      • LMNOP says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks JB

  46. Jake VZ says:
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    Ok so top 6 in our league make the playoffs. I am currently in 2nd. After this week, I could potentially move down to 3rd. My two weak links on my roster are Redick and Miles. FA’s I have been eying are W. Chandler, JR, and Kanter. Bledsoe and Holliday also were both dropped last night. Should I grab either one of them? If I do, I could possibly move down to 4th or 5th and have a hard matchup in the playoffs. Or I could add Chandler for Miles ( Iggy already got added ) and role with that and possiblly keep my 2nd or 3rd spot. Will an add of either be worth it in the long run, or should I just stick with what i’ve got? Both have a timetable of about 4-6 weeks is what I have heard. Thanks JB!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake VZ: I like Chandler more than Miles long term for sure. I think I would do that move, then hold what you have, and give it at least part fo the way through your matchup next week to add Jrue or Bledsoe. Of the two I would add Jrue. But wait until you see if you’re winning next week mid-week and looking good before dedicating that roster spot. Hope that helps, any time man!

  47. Pops says:
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    JB,

    Just was offered Carmelo for Griffin.

    What would JB do? Your thoughts on ROS for them?

    • matt says:
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      @Pops: You haven’t accepted it yet?Melo is way better than Blake. Im not JB but id accepted that in a heartbeat

      • Pops says:
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        Hey Matt, the trade is in my rcl league. The owners name is Matt. Any relation? lol@matt:

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Pops: Haha if it is @matt: but I think, while pretty close, I would want Melo as well

        • matt says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Nope the is Matt “BeardLover” Hah!

  48. TR says:
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    Was offered Drummond and Afflalo for George & Rondo and think I might pull the trigger but wanna check first.

    It’s a points league where George averages 21.9, Drummond 21.4, Afflalo 18.5.

    We only have three man benches and I also have Deron Williams so being able to move one of my 2 hurt players could really help. But I need a second opinion before accepting it

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TR: Hmm very close. Thanks for the points league updates, I am admittedly not as up on them. I think I would take the deal, a lot of George’s great fantasy game comes from the multi-cat he gives you which is minimized in points.

  49. Jake VZ says:
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    4 More trades I was wondering about too..

    1) My Redick for Ariza
    2) My Lee, Miles, and Burke for Noah, Hawes, and Knight
    3) My Cousins and Redick for George and Monroe
    4) My Lee and Redick for Kobe and Millsap

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake VZ: 1) Seems pretty good 2) Love that one. Big Knight fan. 3) Wow, easy winner without looking at 4 yet. Monster move if it works. 4) Like this one 2nd best.

      • matt says:
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        @JB Gilpin: #2 is fking SWEET!

  50. Bon says:
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    tony allen was dropped in my league recently due to his injury. In a 12 man h2h, would tony allen be better or corey brewer?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bon: I would go with Corey Brewer who is healthy right now

  51. Yokev_o says:
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    Just got offered harden for my kemba and Lowry. I’m in a 9 cat 10 team h2h in a big man heavy team. I just lost Bledsoe too. I was wondering if this would be the right move. Thanks for always responding to my shit bro lol

    • matt says:
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      @Yokev_o: You already know my answer. I want the beard and it’s not close to me. Lol

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Yokev_o: Any time man! Sorry was slow today, depressed after Panthers loss.. Agree with “Beard Lover” matt @matt: I would have to take that one. Go Beard!

  52. Shaft says:
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    My kemba and ibaka for AD? 8-cat h2h

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: Ohhhh that one is really close… Shallower league where a pickup is pretty good I probably do it, deeper or a team without other good studs I prob wouldn’t. I love Ibaka.

  53. Lasandro says:
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    Heya buddy, between DMC, PG and Harden, who’d hold the highest value in your eyes? How would you rank M Gasol, P Gasol and Batum right now? Lastly, been offered KD for my AD and DMC, which sounds like a an overpay on my behalf

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      Also, should I drop my Big Baby for the suddenly productive Sully? I dropped him a few games ago out of frustration. Big baby has minutes on his side and has been producing but not sure if I should take a chance on Sull’s run staying hot

    • Lasandro says:
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      I know, I know, super needy here but last question I promise! This one’s the most pressing as someone has just offered me Melo and Favors or Deng for my DMC… what would JB do hm? Seems to me like stls will be an obvious loss, but pts, O boards will be there, with the addition of threes. Then there’s the choice between Favors and Deng to consider

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: I think it’d be Harden. Then I would rank M Gas, Batum, P Gas. I am shocked how many people seem to be shopping KD. I’d have to take it, I mean he’s just that good to have. Sully I would probably rather have ROS, and ride the hot hand of the 2. So I’d probably do it. Melo and Favors for DMC? Winner! Take that one! Would rather Favors

  54. Tony says:
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    Who would you rather pick up, straight value stand point?

    A)Brian Roberts
    B)Shaun Livingston
    D)Ed Davis
    E)jae Crowder

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tony: Hmmm. Leaning Livingston

  55. Tony says:
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    anyone watched Miles Plumlee play at all? whats your take? future?

    thanks….

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tony: Solid but inconsistent, and I think that will be his M.O. all career. In the best of situations right now on a team without deep bigs.

  56. Iceiceice says:
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    10 Team H2H – 9 Cat League

    Curry
    Irving
    Lillard
    Conley
    Giannis (speculative / stream add)
    Parsons
    Ilyasova (can’t seem to quit him)
    Frye
    Monroe
    Cousins
    Al Jefferson
    JV
    Sullinger
    Kobe (IR)

    Question for you good folk. Should I grab Tyson off the waiver? If so, should I drop Sully for him?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Iceiceice: Yeah, even as not a big Chandler guy, I think he’s worth the add. I would for Giannis right now, I know Giannis just had a huge one, but I think he will still be inconsistent

  57. Mike says:
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    Hey JB, Always enjoy reading your blog.
    I’m currently second in a standard 12-team H2H league.
    My roster is
    PG: Westbrook(inj), Lillard, MCW, T. Burke, Augustin
    SG: L. Stephenson, J.Butler, G.Green,
    SF: Melo, J.Green
    PF/C: Drummond, D.Jordan, J.Henson

    Despite me having a bunch of PGs and fewer big guys, I always win rebs and blocks by a good amount bc Jordan and Drummond are doing so well.
    I recently picked up Augustin for M. Webster, and I was really happy with his last game, and I’m thinking he is gona be even better if Hinrich ever gets traded.
    Someone in my league dropped Larry Sanders today, and even tho he’s been terrible since coming back, he’s too valuable to leave on the waiver, right?
    There’s no guarantee I even get him bc my waiver number is 4, but should I put in a waiver for Sanders? and who should I drop?
    Thanks always for answering my questions, it is much appreciated.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Thanks man! Any time! Agree on DJ. Like him a lot. Agree on Sanders, yeah in 12-team he should be owned, even if it’s rough. I know it sucks after holding him so long, but Henson would be my drop.

  58. Michael Pan says:
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    Hey JB,

    Can you take a look at my team if I can contend with first place or how I will fair, 9 cat roto 12 teams

    Mike Conley / ty lawson / trey burke
    gorodon hayward / derozan / joe johnson / evan turner
    tobias harris / kenneth faried
    al jefferson / ternece jones / zach randoplph / andrew bogut / derrick favors

    I have no superstars on my team but in comparison I think my team is actually relatively deep

    • Michael Pan says:
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      Also, surprised at zach randolph I think he has been under the radar in terms of value

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael Pan: Agree with your assessment, really deep indeed. That will help you come playoff time. You should probably make the playoffs but not as a top seed then your depth will help you there. If the top teams have a stud on a light week with only 2 games or get hurt, you’ll have upside. Yeah I like Randolph, I ranked him I think pretty standard. The career high 2.7 dimes a game is helping, but a little light in Stls and Blks, especially the latter for a big. So that keeps him from being top-tier, but def solid

  59. Adrien says:
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    My friend is insisting on trading Tony Parker and Jeremy Lin (or Redick) for my Isaiah Thomas… is he giving too much? should I take it?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Adrien: He’s trading a lot of injury risk for a pretty sure bet and consolidating. If your team isn’t too deep (if you’re dropping a scrub for example), I don’t mind it, but if you’re at the top of your league right now I might hold IT2 for playoffs if H2H

  60. SteveV says:
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    I need assists short term and long term. I have Crawford, Lin, Felton and Marshall. At least on has to be on my active roster and maybe 2. What do you think is my best option? Felton’s shooting % is killing me.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @SteveV: Needing straight assists I would say Marshall right now. Long term I’m a little afraid when Kobe is back, it’ll syphon dimes from him, so Felton ROS is my pick.

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