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I’m starting to get really frustrated with those AT&T kid commercials where this douche asks four or five kids random crap, like “what’s better less or more?” or “would you rather be faster or slower?”  In one of em he cuts the kid off who just wants to prove she can be funny like the convulsing three-year old.  He’s probably too busy doing blow with AT&T execs to have empathy.  However, the way those kids act isn’t too dissimilar to how I would see NBA stars act in team meetings.  Like imagine the same guy sitting with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and asking, “what’s better, scoring more or less points?” “MOOORRREEEE!!!” in unison.  Then Westbrook is like, “if you score more points you have more chance of being on Sportscenter and people will like you more and clown you less for singing along to Ke$ha in pre-game.”  Clowned anyway!  Good thing Westbrook is having an incredible season, including beating up the Lakers last night to the beat of his drum (if there’s a more apropos lyric from Ke$ha, hell if I would know it) with a line of 15-29 FG 37 Pts 10 Rebs 5 Asts and 2 Stls.  On top of that, only two turnovers.  Even Kobe Bryant was givin’ props.  If there was a Facebook throw down of NBA players claiming to be elite, this would be a good time for Westbrook to chime in.  Let’s check out what else went down in a fairly light night of NBA action:

Avery Bradley – 10-15 FG 22 Pts 7 Rebs and 5 Asts.  Set season-highs or tied them in points, rebounds and assists.  Also led the Celtics in minutes.  Not buying it much more than just a good game, but he’s out there in some leagues for a spot start at G if you need it.

Jordan Crawford – Scored the most points since being acquired by the Celtics (12), in 16 minutes.  Why people are holding onto him over Bradley makes no sense to me (about even ownership between Crawford and Bradley in Yahoo, owned 3x as much as Bradley in ESPN).

Evan Turner – Had a good line, but man do I hate his game.  Has shot over 50% from the floor only one time since Jan. 28th! Goes 6/19 FG 18 Pts 9 Rebs 7 Asts and 2 Stls.  The roto stats have been there big time of late, but get more efficient from the floor Turner!

Steve Nash – Took a season high 15 shots to go 20 4 and 4.  Still not what anyone drafted, but good to see him slowly improving within the soap opera that is the Lakers.

Earl Clark – 13 Pts (3-8 FG) 11 Rebs 1 Ast and 1 Blk.  He’s been that last guy on a lot of commenters’ rosters and even though that’s a decent double-double line, still doesn’t really inspire confidence that he’s worthy of that spot.

Kevin Martin – Took 11 threes and made only three of em.  I could shoot that percentage.  Give me a shot OKC!

Corey Brewer – Yikes.  5 Pts 1 Reb 1 Ast and 2 Stls in only 21 minutes.  Gallinari played a fantastic 36 minutes, so Brewer didn’t get much of the rock off the pine.  I still think he can be useful roto-wise and if you picked him up, I’d give him one more game.

Danilo Gallinari – 23 4 and 4 while going 5-6 from three point land.  Also played 36 minutes as he strengthens from injury, his most since Feb. 19th. Welcome back!

Jason Thompson – 9/11 FG 18 Pts and 6 Rebs.  Two straight 18 Pt games.  Show us those huge teeth ya got!

DeMarcus Cousins – 1/12 from the floor.  1/1 scoring for the Nuggets.  Then apparently got into it with a Kings fan while on the bench.  When it’s not your night, it’s not your night.

Marcus Thornton – The Bayou Bomber is like, “wtf! I’m last with the game I had?!”  12-21 FG (5-11 3PTM) 32 Pts 4 Rebs and 2 Asts.  Has been on a tear lately making 30 3s in his last 10.  Has been scooped up in most leagues by now, but still out there in a few if you need that scoring.

 

Next Game: I’ve got highlights for Orlando @ Miami tonight.  Lots of great things to keep an eye on – LeBron and Wade always a blast, plus Tobias Harris because a fantasy darling has got me all warm n’ fuzzy since I was on him pretty early.  No homo.  As always post your questions and comments below!

 

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  1. Zandy says:
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    Thoughts on Mo Williams compared to Jarrett Jack? Williams has a way better playoff schedule

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zandy: I’ve just never been a Mo Williams fan, but he was playing so well early in the year before the thumb injury… Jack has really been fading though, and the news is once Mo is back he’ll be in the starting five. I’d probably go with Mo.

  2. Zandy says:
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    Also, can you trust Nene to play 4-4-4-4 on the way out or is Emeka the safer play?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zandy: I definitely like the safety of Okafor.

  3. Starks says:
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    Thoughts on this trade just before the playoffs?

    Giving: Gallinari, Lowry, and Jack
    Getting: Garnett, Jennings, and Mo Williams

    I could even revise the trade to just Gallinari/Lowry for Garnett/Jennings if that makes more sense.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Starks: Love getting Brandon Jennings. I’m not really a huge Bucks fan over any other team, but really like that backcourt and have always loved him. I think as I said above to Zandy I like Mo over Jack. I actually really dig that trade. I’d do it.

  4. Ivan says:
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    Hey JB,

    I have Metta World Peace, Raymond Felton, and Kevin Love on my team. Should I drop one of them to pick up Mo Williams?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ivan: Hey man. Cut MWP for him. Mo could be 17 and 8 to finish the year and reports are he’ll be starting right away. MWP rolled his ankle and probably will play tonight, but even so he pretty much is only valuable for 2 3s and 2 steals, both of which Mo could get as well.

  5. Zandy says:
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    Can ariza keep it up?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zandy: Yea I think so. Getting consistent minutes and has always been a good across the stat line in margin numbers kind of guy.

      • Zandy says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Would you drop AK47 for him or hold out hope?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Zandy: I’d let go of AK. will miss next 3 games and Ariza isn’t much below him anyway.

  6. Jesse says:
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    Should i drop danny granger for mo williams? This is a 10 person h2h league. My team is: Irving, Jsmoove, Ibaka, Russel W, James Harden, Derrick Rose, Kemba Walker, Raymond Felton, Chris Bosh, Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, and Eric Gordon

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jesse: I would in a heart beat. Granger is a shell of his former self and the Pacers don’t need him until the playoffs. The Jazz need Mo to be sure they MAKE the playoffs, which is why he’ll be plugged right back into the starting lineup. Like that move.

  7. Zandy says:
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    Mullens for Okafor?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zandy: Definitely. Mullens can’t stay healthy and disappears, Okafor has been very good and consistent.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zandy: As in I would definitely make that trade or drop haha. I added the word “Drop” at the beginning of that when I read it.

  8. Zandy says:
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    Devin Harris or Mo Williams?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zandy: Apparently I’m a huge Mo Williams fan… Haha. Give me Mo-Mo.

  9. scrotchs says:
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    I picked up Hayward a few weeks back and Mo today. I already have Big Al. Seems like I have too many Jazz players now and thinking of offering Big Al for J. Smith. Think he would take it? Trade deadline tomorrow…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @scrotchs: Hmmm, I think I would try it and be happy if he takes. Big Al’s big swollen ankle is a tad concerning and worth the hopeful trade.

  10. Zandy says:
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    Another one for you – who would you rather roll out there next week Thabo or Ariza?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zandy: Ariza. Don’t think it’s too close.

  11. gslayton says:
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    Those AT&T commercials are destroying my soul.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @gslayton: Amen, bro. Child exploitation. Mixed races and genders for safety. Left under the supervision of a douche guy. Terrible all around.

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