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What a 2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Season its been!  There have been tears, there have been laughs, there have been [formerly] Luminescent Lithuanians… Hard to believe a mere six-and-a-half months ago, we were launching into the season.  Man, was I right to be scared of Tobias Harris‘ ankle!  It ended up being scarier than watching Alien as a 10-year-old!  Something was popping outta something!    While this is the last daily recap until October, we’re going to have all sorts of fantastic content through the season starting with a rankings review with Slim and I, my very fun “Way Too Early Rankings” right around the end of the month, a few big announcements, and a video of me shaving “High as Greg Kite” in my head.  Which, well… Sigh… Anyway, it’s been a great year, hopefully we’ve helped win you some titles and can win a few more for you Roto players.  Here’s what’s going down on the Season Finale of Fantasy Basketball:

Carmelo Anthony - Has a torn labrum, so unlike Tracy McGrady, his post-NBA baseball aspirations are probably null.  I think he got the injury as Spike Lee was tugging his arm begging him not to leave like a 5-year-old when their parents go to work.  “Stay home and bake cookies with me!”

Tim Hardaway Jr. - Another ultimate ThrAGNOF performance!  16/0/0/0/0 with four treys.  He should be the picture next to the dictionary definition!

Mason Plumlee - 16/9/4/1/0 and should get a lot of run tonight against the Cavs since he’s the only young player on the Nets.  It’s like Taco Fall playing with the Uncle Drew team out there!

Marcus Thornton - 24 points last night, and I think will play a lot again tonight if you need some last minute ThrAGNOF contributions.

Andray Blatche - 6 TOs in 19 minutes.  Oh man, I hope my bet vs. Slim with him vs. Tristan Thompson is swung by those TOs!

Aaron Brooks - Not to be outdone, Brooks had 9 TOs last night.  Man, I hope a Roto team vying in TOs didn’t have those two in…  They’ve kicked their computer by now!

Ty Lawson – Almost certainly out tonight, so you gotta roll with Brooks and Randy Foye and hope they don’t turn the ball over 8 times each.

DeAndre Jordan - 13/16/3/2/2 and his penultimate game is a sick rainbow.  And it of course came with 1-8 FT.  Such a microcosm of his year…

Blake Griffin - He and J.J. Redick won’t travel for tonight’s game, so be sure and come up with a Blake substitute tonight.  He got his 16th technical anyway, so he was toast regardless.

Chris Paul - The Clippers play late, and could bench everyone if [read when] the Thunder beat the Pistons early on, making the Clips game irrelevant.  A little scary for fantasy owners.

Goran Dragic - As expected, is sitting in the finale with a bum ankle after the Suns got bounced out of the playoffs.  Slow clap for Dragic for what he did this year…

Gerald Green - In shallower Roto, he’s close to a must-play tonight against the Kings.  Will be hungry to finish the year strong in the starting line-up.

Mike Conley - Hurt his hammy Monday but it seems like he’ll be able to play tonight.  Worth checking until the last minute though.

Chris Wright - Dude has some hops!  Didn’t know much about him until late this year when the Bucks brought him in, and he brought some good energy.  Got a multi-year deal, so he could be 20-team relevant heading into next year (cough, $1 REL draft buy, cough).

Blazers Starters - Portland is locked and Stotts has already all but said LaMarcus Aldridge and Mo Williams are resting.  Probably will mean little to no minutes for the other guys too.

Pacers Starters - The #1 seed is shored up, so no one gonna play!  BOR-ING!  George Hill and Roy Hibbert are reported to get a couple minutes, but bleh.

Evan Turner - Another close to must-play, after 23/7/9 against the Bucks in his last start when the Pacers sat their studs.  Shouldn’t be too hard to ball on the Magic even with the B team.

San Antonio Spurs - Sounds like everyone is going to play 20ish minutes to stay fresh.  Which means fantasy players will continue to stay fresh with their remarks of Pop.

Golden State Warriors - Another team with a locked seeding, so tread lightly.  David Lee is likely out with an iffy hammy and Andrew Bogut is probably out for the playoffs with a broken rib anyway.  But you know what that means?!

Draymond Green – #OccupyDraymondGreen!  Should be played in virtually all Roto leagues tonight.

 

It’s been a great year, and I’ll be able to check in with comments until close to the 7:00 PM tips tonight, so if you have any questions with your finale Roto line-ups, shoot below and let’s win Razzball Nation more titles!

  1. neogonzo_mourning says:
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    thanks for all the tips all year! in my first FBB seasons in nearly 10 years, i ended up with a first and a second thanks to exclusively your pre-draft rankings. its been real! stupid dj augustin having a baby though… aurgh.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @neogonzo_mourning: Thanks so much man! Yeah I think it ended up being a pretty solid year for us minus a couple bad ranks, but that’ll happen everywhere. Haha well looks like he’ll be back tonight so there’s that!

  2. down2points says:
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    Hey. So today is a big day for me. It’s the last day and basically whoever wins today wins the league. Would you start brandon bass over (wsh) over vince carter (@mem)? And which three would you pick out of these players to start? Dion Waiters (BKN), D.J. Augustin (@cha), Aaron brooks (GS), Jodie Meeks (@SA), Kelly Olynyk (WSH). I’m thinking bass over carter and either waiters, augustin, and ollynyk, or waiters, augustin and brooks. What do you think? Thanks for all of your help this season btw. 12 team h2h points league. I’d win this final easily if Ty Lawson, Anthony Davis, and Nikola Pekovic weren’t all injured =(.

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      I also have matt barnes. Would he be one of the players benched if the clippers decide to rest their players? He would see extra run without j.j. and griffin right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @down2points: Yeah with the playoffs locked up for the Mavs I’d go Bass. Ugh yeah rough injuries for your guys! Yeah there’s a report saying Barnes is playing so I think he’s a really good option. Of the guys you list, man it’s tough to pick 3. I might bench Augustin since he might not get huge minutes. I’ll go Waiters, Brooks, Olynyk.

      • I love lamp says:
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        @JB Gilpin: do you think waiters, Barnes, and olynyk would be better? Or Barnes, waiters, and brooks

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @I love lamp: Hmmmm, I think I’ll narrowly go Brooks over Barnes still, Olynyk too, worried Barnes could also get like 20-25 mins

          • down2points says:
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            @JB Gilpin: I won my league!! thank you razzball for all the help

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @down2points: Sweet! Yeah Brooks kinds disappointed, but Olynyk had a big finale for ya, congrats!

  3. TR says:
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    My leagues all ended a bit ago but I managed to win 2 championships by reading Razzball religiously each morning and plan to do that for baseball and basketball again next year! Thanks for all the advice, I sure need it

    Like now
    I dropped Gillaspie for Springer because I couldn’t wait too long for Springer and he was my worst player. But now Pablo Sandoval is my only 3B so should I just deal with that? Trade for a backup? Or drop Owings, Villar, or Wong for Asche, Gillaspie, or Semien (tehe)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TR: Thanks man! We really appreciate ya stopping by and look forward to next year! I think you’re fine with only Sandoval at 3B. I def support that move, really pumped for Springer to debut!

  4. Jason says:
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    Truly enjoyed spending my first fantasy basketball season with the writers here at RazzBall! I even made $150 winning my 12 team h2h league with a core of Rondo(Endured the wait) CP3(traded lebron for him) Deandre (drafted early, folks laughed and scoffed…now what) Serge and Gay. Rounded it out with a steady year from Brandon Knight, Andrew Bogut, Chandler Parsons and Kawhi! Special thanks for clutch late season performances and wonderstreamers like Ray McCallum, Jodie Meeks, Terrence Ross, Jeff Adrien, Jordan Hill and Jodie Meeks. I would like to let Larry Drew know if he decides to choke on a ham bone Im cool with it. One question maybe you guys can help me with to end the season though…Does D’antoni know who is actually on his team or is he stuck in some daily fantasy league we know nothing about? Be well gentlemen and thanks again!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: we were glad to have ya man! Glad you won some good money! I think D’Antoni just stated a daily betting pool and the top 3 winners would get the most minutes. Hmmm I think that poll would be whomever would prank call Kobe the best that morning….

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