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Listen, I know a lot of drafts have gone down, but I think we’re still right in the sweet spot of the drafting season.  And while we’re in that sweet spot, why not start up an RCL Hoops league where we need more commishes!  I am putting an embargo on comments unless you start up a league!  Haha – kidding.  But what’s less funny is the curse of my love for Trey Burke, as he’s going to have surgery on his index finger.  “Don’t you point at me!”  “I can’t help it, it’s the cast!”  The original report of him missing 8-12 weeks had him a 100% no bueno in my book, but then he tweeted out (I guess using other fingers) that it should only be 4-6 weeks.  Apparently he’ll be in a splint three weeks and will be reevaluated.  As in – “my fingy still hurty!”  I’m moving Burke way down and taking it as a sign to completely cool off my love for him.  As in Arnold in the last bad Batman movie cool.  “Tonight’s forecast – a freeze is coming in!”  John Lucas III becomes the starting PG it appears in most games and probably needs to be owned in deeper leagues, but I wouldn’t drop someone that good for him. Lucas III didn’t crack the updated rankings because I don’t see season-long impact from him.  Alec Burks could start some games at the point as well, and remains ranked as I think he plays both guard positions and minutes all year.  That is despite a horrible 1-13 shooting performance last night…  The Jazz are also re-evaluating trading for the Bulls’ Marquis Teague in a possible trade.  Then there’s a rumor that free agent Jamaal Tinsley might also get signed.  Sounding more and more like the Jazz PG is going to be a black hole this season.  So I’m avoiding them all, but still holding Burke in 12+ team leagues (like my 1st RCL League) and hoping.  Here’s what else has been going down through the preseason, and a final rankings update:

Jonas Valanciunas – Finally starting to watch some preseason games and break down some video and caught Boston at Toronto last night.  My boyfriend the Luminescent Lithuanian looked amazingly solid and efficient.  In 27 minutes shot 2-2 from the field, 6-6 from the stripe for a 10/4/1 2 Blk line.  Was also a +18 on the floor to D.J. Augustin‘s -16.  Hilarious.  Can’t wait to draft LL tonight in my 2nd RCL league.

Kyle Lowry – Played almost all his 12 minutes in the first quarter and looked really good.  You’re playing with fire with his health, but if he can avoid the injury bug, might be a steal after the first 6 or 7 rounds.

Kelly Olynyk – I’ve actually watched both Celtics preseason games the past two nights, and he looked better than I expected after a slow preseason start.  Went 6-7 for a 13/9 game last night, but then again didn’t start and virtually all of those points came without Luminescent Lithuanian on him.  New Olynyk nickname – 7-foot Jesus?  Thoughts?  He does have 11 fouls in these past two games,  which doesn’t fit the Golden Rule – pass on him in a fouls league!  Haha.

Jeff Green – Didn’t have an eruption of awesome in the 30 minutes he played last night, but looked really good at the eye level.  Kinda like a really glossy Sci-Fi movie.  Babylon A.D. is a good example.

Enes Kanter - The other game I watched last night, Kanter looked confident and refined hitting his first 8 shots and putting up 16 in the first quarter.   Ended up with 23.  Very encouraging to see, especially for a guy about to have his first starting season.  The Jazz as a whole on the other hand… looked a little sloppy.  Still think Kanter will be a solid find towards the later rounds.

Derrick Favors – 10/17/0/1/2 in a dynamic line for a big.  Still think he’s going to be a great Boards-n-Blocker.

Jimmy Butler – Avoided a long-term injury by only suffering a bruised knee after it looked worse.  Whew!  Power of JB!  Still like my rank of him higher than most.

Omri Casspi – Has had a really hot preseason despite only shooting 2-10 last night.  Still had a 6/6/5/1 with two threes line in nearly 30 minutes.  Enters my top 200 and have moved him fairly high.  With Dwight Howard banging down low, the Rockets will use a lot of Casspi to stretch out the opposing interior D.

Derrick Rose – Continues to play and be healthy.  As long as he eats,  his memoir will be titled Eat, Play, Healthy – that is as long as he knee holds up.  Shot 6-9 from the field and 9-10 from the stripe for 22 points but only had two dimes on last night.  Twenty cents from a 2nd-round PG ain’t gonna cut it; let’s hope he visits the piggy bank more often.

Brandon Jennings - Apparently his dentist is from whichever Saw movie had to do with horrible teeth pulling or crazed dentists or something (yeah, I passed on that one).  Will miss at least three weeks with a jacked up tooth and fractured jaw.  Yikes.  More time for KCP!

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Played a whopping 40 minutes last night against the Bulls and went 6-17 (3-4 from deep and 3-3 from the line) for an 18/7/1 and 1 Stl line.  The FG% will have some growing pains, but I moved him way up after the Stuckey injury and how much they like him/will run him there in Motown.  The BJ jaw vaults him even higher.

Iman Shumpert – Being reported he’ll start ahead of J.R. Smith even when Smith is back from suspension.  Smith will still get boatloads of minutes, but shows that Shumpert could be in line for a nice sleeper season after coming into last year hurt.

Goran Dragic – Has played fantastic the last few Suns preseason games, and seems to be really benefiting by having Eric Bledsoe as a running mate in that backcourt.  I’m stoked to see those two in regular season action.

Bradley Beal – Erupted for 29 points on 10-15 shooting (4-8 3PTM 5-5 FT) on Tuesday night against the reigning NBA champs.  John Wall also was effective scoring 13 with 8 assists and 5 steals and a block.  Along with the Suns backcourt, the Wiz guards are going to be tantalizing as well.  I need to use the word tantalizing more.

DeAndre Jordan – As much as I didn’t want to, I have to move DJ up above the Full House of scrubs in the later rounds.  Went 5-7 with 11 Pts and 11 Rebs to go along with his 5 Blks on Tuesday night.  But the FT fairy still had plastic wrap over the hoop for him, as he went 1-5 from the stripe in this game.  If you can build around the bad FT shooting or feel good enough to punt it, don’t hesitate on him.

Kevin Durant – Had a video game night, playing only 23 minutes on Tuesday and went 13-20 for a slash of 36/6/4/1/1.  In twenty-three mother-f minutes!  My auction ranks might have him a $100 player…

Brook Lopez – I thought he looked good and healthy, putting up a 20/4/1/2/3 near rainbow line Tuesday.  But you can’t discount there was no Kevin Garnett or Deron Williams.  Poster child for better real-life NBA player than fantasy player for this season.

Chris Kaman - Everyone is looking past the ugliest center in the league (well, maybe Greg Stiemsma, but whatever) and he went 7-7 for a 14/10/3 line with a block.  He and Pau Gasol have some nice 7-foot white guy chemistry going.

David Lee – Went 12-16 (7-10 FT) in 38 minutes in China against the Lakers for a 31/6/4 line and a steal.  Another “boring” player I think is somewhat overlooked in fantasy drafts thus far.

Apologies for being behind, but Auction rankings will be out when the weekend hits, along with a huge announcement of a Razzball Elite dynasty league I’m stating up for a few experts and rounding out with you loyal readers.  If you made it this far in the article and want to be early to the party, shoot me an e-mail address in the comments for me to send ya the link to the league.  It’ll be deeper than a Tarkovsky movie deep.  Will be a lot of fun, so stay posted and hopefully you’ll be able to hop in the league!

UPDATED TOP 200

RANK PLAYER, POS, TEAM NOTE
1 Kevin Durant, SF, OKC Westbrook injury has me caving to conventional wisdom, no way you can’t go KD 1
2 LeBron James, SF/PF, MIA Still think an elite season coming, but can’t question KD at 1 anymore.
3 James Harden, SG/SF, HOU Easy to forget he was traded less than a week before 12-13 season.
4 Chris Paul, PG, LAC Game’s best PG, will be leaned on to do everything for Doc.
5 Stephen Curry, PG/SG, GS A little worried about career ankle issues, no Jarrett Jack.
6 Serge Ibaka, PF/C, OKC I’ll reach, scored 4 more a game, developing deep shot, 57.3 FG% 12-13.  Westbrook injury now has him a key scorer as well, but obviously doesn’t move above the big 5.
7 Kyrie Irving, PG, CLE The additional bigs should give Kyrie all sorts of room to drive and dish.
8 John Wall, PG, WAS Love Wall, was a first-round talent in last two months of 12-13, healthy offseason.
9 Marc Gasol, C, MEM Does everything, increased scoring with Gay gone in 2nd half 12-13.
10 Kevin Love, PF/C, MEM First-round talent, injury downside.  Slides into top-ten with Westbrook injury.
11 Derrick Rose, PG, CHI I buy the perimeter game offseason work, excited for a really big season/big Asts.  Looked good back on the court.
12 Paul George, SG/SF, IND Love George as a player, think he’s getting overhyped in fantasy.
13 Deron Williams, PG, BKN A bit worried about recent ankle injury, will sink if lingers into preseason.
14 Ricky Rubio, PG, MIN Another point I buy the improved perimeter game, fully recovered from ACL.
15 Al Horford, PF/C, ATL Millsap is more efficient than Josh Smith, love Teague, big year for big Al.
16 Dwayne Wade, PG/SG, MIA Career-high FG% in 12-13, another solid year ahead.
17 ↑ Anthony Davis, PF/C, NO Playing at an absolute elite level right now in the preseason.  Yeah I know it’s just preseason, but ready to grab him in mid-2nd round now.
18 Al Jefferson, PF/C, CHA Charlotte finally has a big, offense will run through him.
19 Damian Lillard, PG, POR Buying offseason improvements, FG% to go up, big season.
20 Carmelo Anthony, SF/PF, NY Elite scoring, sure, think boards go down and a little injury prone.
21 Nicolas Batum, SG/SF, POR Wrist injury a concern (no surgery), falling numbers and %s in second half scary.  Played a lot of minutes in EuroBasket, has a bad back now.
22 LaMarcus Aldridge, PF/C, POR Would move 5-6 spots up if guaranteed with POR all year – trade concerns.  A tad gimpy right now.
23 Dirk Nowitzki, PF, DAL After working his way back, elite Hall-of-Famer we’re used to in 2nd half.
24 Ty Lawson, PG, DEN No Gallinari, no Iguodala, will have to do it all.
25 Josh Smith, SF/PF, DET Has opportunity, very volatile in his value.
26 Joakim Noah, PF/C, CHI Injuries will be concerning, but very big year from Noah in 12-13, Rose = FG% up.
27 Larry Sanders, PF/C, MIL GM calls him key to the team, contract extension in works, big year ahead.
28 Tony Parker, PG, SA Fire to win the title, elite when healthy.
29 Jeff Teague, PG, ATL Will be on all my teams, Millsap will help efficiency, one of my big breakouts.
30 David Lee, PF/C, GS Often underrated, not worried about the hip injury that’s healed up.
31 Mike Conley, PG, MEM Boosted scoring, assists, fewer TOs when Gay left.
32 Russell Westbrook, PG, OKC Injury changes everything, don’t like knee injury for guy that relies on explosiveness.
33 Pau Gasol, PF/C, LAL Bye-bye Dwight, hello to old ways.  Or would it be hola?
34 Nikola Vucevic, PF/C, ORL Not only a double-double guy, 2 ast 1 stl 1 blk a game as well.
35 Dwight Howard, C, HOU Probably won’t end up on many of my teams, but upside is obviously still there.
36 Tim Duncan, PF/C, SA Dream season last year, think he’ll come close to duplicating going for title.
37 Paul Millsap, PF, ATL Only 27, played only 30:26 a night last year, will flourish in ATL.
38 Rudy Gay, SF/PF, TOR Buying all things Raptors, solid multi-cat contributor.
39 Kawhi Leonard, SG/SF, SA Love him, love the multi-cat game, Yahoo at 24 seems extraordinarily high though.
40 Roy Hibbert, C, IND Flashed elite big man potential in playoffs, extremely durable.
41 DeMarcus Cousins, PF/C, SAC Still risky, one of fantasy’s biggest high risk/reward picks yet again.
42 Blake Griffin, PF, LAC Despite hardcore fantasy player’s hate, there’s still upside – but I won’t reach.
43 Jeff Green, SF/PF, BOS Huge, huge upside with extraordinary breakout potential.
44 Nikola Pekovic, C, MIN Already great FG% that will go up with Love, dub-dub with stl/blk a night.
45 Kobe Bryant, SG, LAL Could obviously move up with incoming optimistic news, rehab doing too well to be lower.  Looking like he’ll miss opening night, but not too much more action.
46 Jonas Valanciunas, C, TOR If you’ve read me since last year, he’s my #1 sleeper.  Offense to run through him.
47 Chris Bosh, PF/C, MIA Under-the-radar (at least to me) very productive 12-13 despite dwindling skill set/rebounding.  Some further regression.
48 Derrick Favors, PF/C, UTA The Jazz have a ton of faith in him, oozes potential/high block total.
49 Kemba Walker, PG, CHA Lower than almost anywhere else, don’t think Jefferson fixes bad FG%, low Asts.
50 Brook Lopez, C, BKN Love his game, had him top-20 in May.  Foot injury and big trade limits #s.
51 Monta Ellis, PG/SG, DAL Excited to see him play with Dirk, should have a solid season, slight scoring dip.
52 Jrue Holiday, PG, NO While #1 NO scorer/disher, I find myself never coming close to Jrue at original #42 rank in drafts thus far.
53 Greg Monroe, C, DET Think Josh Smith/Jennings actually will help his fantasy value.
54 Tobias Harris, SF/PF, ORL My boyfriend from last year, flashed fantastic goodness in 2nd half.  Will start.
55 Chandler Parsons, SF/PF, HOU Fantastic 12-13, think he has another great, efficient season.
56 ↓ Brandon Jennings, PG, DET Messed up tooth and jaw will linger into regular season, not willing to go for him until end of the 6th round in 10-teamers.
57 Paul Pierce, SF, BKN Name value and new locale may have someone reach, Yahoo at 87 too low.
58 George Hill, PG/SG, IND Quiet, unassuming, steady production.
59 Eric Bledsoe, PG/SG, PHX Flashed brilliance when starting, polarizing fantasy ranks, big upside.
60 Jose Calderon, PG, DAL I said in the original full rankings I needed to move him up, so I did.
61 Ryan Anderson, PF/C, NO Despite new faces, don’t think his role/numbers change much.
62 Klay Thompson, SG/SF, GS I’ve seen him very overranked, ThrAGNOF!
63 Goran Dragic, PG, PHX Still upside there, and despite a “bust” last year, still produced at this rank’s level.
64 David West, PF, IND Solid 12-13, another solid 13-14.
65 Zach Randolph, PF/C, MEM Read West, David.
66 DeMar DeRozan, SG/SF, TOR A big sleeper of mine, TOR a great line-up now, buying the offseason work on 3s.
67 Gerald Henderson, SG/SF, CHA Back-to-back sleepers, Henderson showed elite production in 2nd half.
68 Thaddues Young, SF/PF, PHI Someone has to score in Philly, right?  Solid 12-13 as well, but not in love.
69 Rajon Rondo, PG, BOS No need to rush him back in a big rebuilding year – despite him saying he’s already mentally ready.
70 O.J. Mayo, SG, MIL Will lead offensive attack for the Bucks, solid talent around him.
71 Bradley Beal, SG, WAS Showed talent at times in rookie season, big injury concern, despite great upside including the big preseason game on 10-15.
72 Luol Deng, SF, CHI Trade/contract issues persist, but solid player and should be with Bulls all year.
73 Greivis Vasquez, PG/SG, SAC Think there’s multi-cat upside, but ankle injury and IT2 issues remain.
74 Andre Iguodala, SG/SF, GS Low floor/low ceiling, moves to another fast-paced team to duplicate 12-13 #s.
75 Jimmy Butler, SG/SF, CHI A little surprised I’m higher on him than most, will start, multi-cat goodness.
76 J.R. Smith, SG/SF, NYK Knee injury, suspension for smoking, but past those I’m fine with him here.
77 Kyle Lowry, PG, TOR You know you’re getting good production, but only when he’s on the floor.
78 Gordon Hayward, SG/SF, UTA Minutes, steals, assists up as 12-13 went on, TOs down, Jazz need consistency.
79 ↓ Ersan Ilyasova, SF/PF, MIL Don’t want anything to do with a big on a very bum ankle.  Avoiding as best I can.
80 Marcin Gortat, C, PHX Another guy from the Suns that was a semi-bust but still put up #s.
81 Danny Green, SG/SF, SA Really underrated multi-cat season: 1.2 stl 0.7 blk 12-13 a little shocking.
82 Enes Kanter, C, UTA Big upside in starting role.Saw him play on 10-16 and looked great.
83 Wilson Chandler, SG/SF, DEN Without Gallinari until probably February, Chandler a huge breakout candidate.
84 Brandon Knight, PG/SG, MIL Still very young, think with actual talent around him could emerge.
85 Kenneth Faried, PF, DEN Love the Manimal in real life, think his fantasy value can be a little overrated.
86 Jeremy Lin, PG, HOU Some upside with reports he and Dwight looking good from the Dream, great Stls.
87 Wesley Matthews, SG/SF, POR Don’t see him playing 35 mins a night, even with rook McCollum to miss prolonged time.
88 JaVale McGee, C, DEN Obvious upside with more minutes due to Karl firing, Shaqtin a Fool downside too.
89 Victor Oladipo, SG, ORL Only other rookie in top 100, may start slow but I see bigger role in 2nd half.
90 Carlos Boozer, PF/C, CHI One of my least favorite players, is actually going a bit underrated in 13-14.
91 Andre Drummond, PF/C, DET Sure some upside, but 37.1 FT%?  Really?
92 Raymond Felton, PG/SG, NY Still driving a high-powered offense, think Beno Udrih eats into a few minutes.
93 Andrew Bogut, C, GS Says he’s healthy and expects big minutes, multi-cat performer, always injured…
94 Steve Nash, PG, LAL 39, numerous injuries last year, but still top 100 value.
95 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA People overrate a 19-yr old rookie season and write him off, multi-cat breakout.
96 ↑ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, DET First Stuckey now Jennings, injuries are ravaging the Pistons backcourt and KCP was looking at a surprise starting gig beforehand.  Willing to go for him very high.
97 Jamal Crawford, PG/SG, LAC Will duplicate what we saw last year, which was top 100 worthy.
98 Spencer Hawes, C, PHI Has the 1st half to prove worth until Noel gets minutes, out of position 3s nice.
99 Tyson Chandler, C, NY Not a huge fan, injury prone and a wild card, but value has him crack 100.
100 ↑ John Henson, PF/C, MIL Injuries to both Ilyasova and Ekpe Udoh will have Henson seeing tons of minutes, and I see him banking on the production with his solid per/48 numbers last year.  Must own in all leagues.
101 Amir Johnson, PF/C, TOR Despite probably a sub-10 PPG scorer, gave you 1 stl 1.4 blks last year.
102 Cody Zeller, PF/C, CHA A surprise from Summer ball, there’s upside playing next to Jefferson.
103 Isaiah Thomas, PG, SAC An unreal second half, potential is there but stifled by new regime/Vasquez.
104 Chris Kaman, PF/C, LAL Thrived when he’s gotten starting minutes, will be vastly undervalued.
105 Kevin Garnett, PF/C, BKN Kidd says he’ll bench KG on back-to-backs, #s still there last year, down a bit this year.
106 Tyreke Evans, SG/SF, NO Ankle dinged up after preseason injury, hate to draft him injured even with report he should make opening night.
107 Anderson Varejao, PF/C, CLE The unreal rebounds are tough to ignore, but less minutes, Bynum = less value.
108 Kelly Olynyk, C, BOS Minutes and opportunity are there, worth a slight bit of a reach to me.  Looked good in both preseason games I’ve seen him in.
109 Joe Johnson, SG/SF, BKN Someone will reach for name value, scoring/3s down with all the options.
110 Jameer Nelson, PG, ORL Oladipo to play some at point, everyone healthy right now, avoiding.
111 Andrew Bynum, C, CLE Don’t want him, knees hurt again, but still some upside. Yahoo @ 53 = nuts.
112 Danny Granger, SF, IND Like Bynum, tough to rank and I won’t be reaching for him – 2-10 in preseason opener.
113 Maurice Harkless, SF, ORL Flashed multi-cat goodness with 1.2 stl/0.8 blk in only 25 minutes per game.
114 Andrei Kirilenko, SF/PF, BKN Never been a huge fan, but will still get minutes behind elderly former Celtics.
115 Harrison Barnes, SF, GS Potential has always been there, but becomes a 6th man with Iggy.
116 Arron Afflalo, SG/SF, ORL Empty scoring, but still produces despite status with Magic in turmoil.
117 Shawn Marion, SF/PF, DAL I don’t buy a repeat, but Marion was huge last year under-the-radar.
118 Jarrett Jack, PG/SG, CLE Wahhhhhh, I’m Jarrett Jack!  Will find time at the 2 late in games.
119 Michael Carter-Williams, PG, PHI The FG% will be terrible, but minutes and opportunity are there for the gamble.
120 J.J. Redick, SG, LAC Limited upside, but should be able to replicate what he did with the Magic in 12-13.
121 Tristan Thompson, PF/C, CLE Loved him before Bynum/Bennett/Clark brought in, Bynum hurt, TT could start.
122 Reggie Jackson, PG, OKC Sure he’s only got the starting gig until Westbrook is back, but Jackson will still get minutes as Russell is eased back in and tremendous upside to start the year.
123 Kevin Martin, SG, MIN Will score, but doesn’t get to the line anymore, still doesn’t do anything else. Sore Achilles to start the year as well.
124 Randy Foye, PG/SG, DEN Gallinari hurt, no Brewer, no Iggy, no Koufos, Denver will need scoring.
125 Ben McLemore, SG, SAC Crowded backcourt, but they seem determined to play him, some upside.
126 ↑ DeAndre Jordan, C, LAC Having a great preseason and flashing great Board-n-Blocks upside, FT% still a work around though.
127 Kyle Korver, SG/SF, ATL Despite my reluctance to draft 3-point specialists, was solid in 12-13.
128 Dion Waiters, SG, CLE Jack will take some minutes, a lot of new options on the Cavs.
129 Corey Brewer, SG/SF, MIN (three weeks ago)I just think he’s better than Budinger or Shabazz, more multi-cat value than expected. (now) Budinger hurt, Brewer to start.  Me likey.
130 Manu Ginobili, SG/SF, SA Injuries and lower minutes of course lower value, but can still produce.
131 ↓ Eric Gordon, SG, NO Bad knees, ankle still coming along, not touching him before here.
132 Evan Turner, SG/SF, PHI I just thought he’d be a better NBA player and he’s not, not buying new opportunity.
133 Tiago, Splitter, C, SA Underrated multi-cat year, played 81 games, nice late stat booster.
134 Martell Webster, SG/SF, WAS Porter’s hip injury lagging deeper than thought, Webster in line to get minutes in his stead.  Wiz to ease Porter in when ready.
135 Anthony Bennett, SF/PF, CLE Frontcourt is loaded, but loaded with injury-prone guys.  Still won’t reach for #1 pick.  Showing conditioning problems recovering from off-season shoulder surgery.
136 Gerald Wallce, SF/PF, BOS Will get minutes early, he’s getting shopped, probably loses value on deadline deal as I doubt he gets traded into a big role.
137 Greg Stiemsma, C, NO Going to start and get the Robin Lopez role, will block and can board better.
138 Andrea Bargnani, PF/C, NYK Apparently gelling well with Melo and Amar’e is still hurt.  Not going to go nuts for him, but upside warrants the slight boost.
139 Nene Hilario, PF/C, WAS Adds 3 dimes a game, but up there in age and not a guy I’m drafting earlier.
140 Metta World Peace, SF/PF, NY Should play despite not playing under this name.  Probably avoiding.
141 Archie Goodwin, SG, PHX The more I’m looking at guys below him, the more I have the rookie nookie urge to take Goodwin.  6th man role in team that will play him.
142 Ramon Sessions, PG/SG, CHA Was on his way to a great 12-13 before a knee injury, should still see good mins.
143 Nick Young, SG/SF, LAL Might be droppable after Kobe is back, but could have a strong start.
144 Alec Burks, SG, UTA Could play some point while Burke is out, not ready to move him up much though.
145 Iman Shumpert, SG/SF, NY Returned from ACL surgery last year, could be solid after healthy offseason.
146 ↑ Omri Casspi Very hot preseason and could start at the 4 on a very fast-paced Rockets team.
147 Nate Robinson, PG/SG, DEN Not a fan, but will get some run as the 1/2 off the bench and is being reported he could play some with Lawson in shortest backcourt ever.  Next they’ll bring in Spud Webb.
148 Andre Miller, PG, DEN Played in every game past 2 years, Nate Robinson steals the possible min. uptick.
149 Omer Asik, C, HOU Huge loss of minutes, Dwight/Asik frontcourt would be worst FT% ever.
150 J.J. Hickson, PF/C, DEN Behind Faried and McGee, will still get pretty solid minutes.
151 Lou Williams, PG/SG, ATL Still recovering from the ACL, will be eased in, but still 2nd half upside.
152 ↓ Trey Burke, PG, UTA Avoiding at all costs now; he needed every minute of preseason experience and now will be eased in a month or so into the season.
153 Avery Bradley, PG/SG, BOS You don’t really want any of the Celtics guards, but they’ll play.
154 Robin Lopez, C, POR Looking like he’ll start & could repeat 12-13 which has value even though he blows.
155 Marcus Thornton, SG, SAC McLemore takes some of his value, a streamer ThrAGNOF when hot.
156 Trevor Ariza, SG/SF, WAS Even with Porter lingering injury, don’t think it changes Ariza’s value all that much – boost went to Webster for me.
157 Amar’e Stoudemire, PF/C, NY Name value probably has him going earlier, not touching him.
158 Ray Allen, SG, MIA ThrAGNOF!
159 Mario Chalmers, PG, MIA He plays…
160 Matt Barnes, SF, LAC Really solid multi-cat 12-13, should be used similarly.
161 Tony Allen, SG/SF, MEM Gives you the minutes, not any upside.
162 Lance Stephenson, SG, IND Same as above.
163 Samuel Dalembert, C, DAL Set to start, won’t play huge minutes but will boost blocks.
164 Jared Dudley, SG/SF, LAC Still see Barnes playing more minutes, but a chance to start on a good team.
165 Luis Scola, PF/C, IND Relegated to the bench, still has efficient scoring upside.
166 Vince Carter, SG/SF, DAL Unreal he’s still playing, unreal the scoring/3s last year, still some value.
167 Tayshaun Prince, SF/PF, MEM Starts, gets minutes, will give you a tiny bit of scoring.
168 Thabo Sefolosha, SG/SF, DET Steals specialist, not much else.  Could boost a tad of scoring with no Westbrook for a while
169 Otto Porter, Jr., SF, WAS Might take a while until we see consistent PT, hip injury recovery and will get eased in when ready, but upside in 2nd half.
170 Mo Williams, PG/SG, POR Probably seeing the fewest minutes since a rook, still will find time late in games.
171 Darren Collison, PG, LAC Think he could see a tad of time at the 2, Bledsoe had value behind Paul too.
INJ ↓ Carl Landry, SF/PF, SAC BADLY injured.  Will be moving way out.
173 Nerlens Noel, PF/C, PHI Will get eased in, always a chance he has big last couple of months.
174 ↓ Brandan Wright, PF/C, DAL Despite it being a different injury, has had shoulder issues before and will miss a little time.
175 Mike Dunleavy, SG/SF, CHI Minutes will come as the backup to Deng and Butler.
176 Kosta Koufos, PF/C, MEM Was productive in only 22 minutes/per last year, will get 18-20 and a few boards.
177 Brandon Bass, PF/C, BOS Unclear role with Humphries/Wallace stealing some minutes.
178 Courtney Lee, SG/SF, BOS The steal a game gives him a little value in hodgepodge backcourt.
179 Markieff Morris, PF, PHX Hey, he’s starting.  Deep leagues could do worse this late.
180 Glen Davis, PF/C, ORL Hurt, probably misses opener, they’re trying to dump him – 180 from my thoughts in May.
181 Brandon Rush, SG, UTA Burks is by no means a sure thing, could be a deep contributor.
182 Thomas Robinson, PF, POR This deep, there’s late-season upside if LA gets moved/hurt.
183 Patrick Patterson, PF/C, SAC P Pat is stuck in that 3-man PF rotation with Landry/Jason Thompson.
184 Antawn Jamison, PF, LAC He’s old but can still score off the bench as a mid-week streamer.
185 Ed Davis, PF/C, MEM Randolph is reliable but old, Davis showed potential with TOR in 1st half of 12-13.
186 Caron Butler, SF, MIL Delfino injury opens the door for some spot scoring, but his lack of other stats keeps him low for me.
187 James Anderson, SG/SF, PHI Interesting that he might start, and that’s about it.  Sixers look awful.
188 Alex Len, C, PHO Coming off surgery on both ankles I don’t think he’s good even if Gortat is moved.
189 Shane Battier, SG/SF, MIA When you’re going this deep, it’s gonna start getting ugly.
190 Jason Terry, PG/SG, BKN Won’t have much value unless Deron gets hurt, but very possible given history.
191 D.J. Augustin, PG, TOR Not as good in fantasy as Terry, more likely Lowry gets hurt and D.J. gets mins.
192 Toney Douglas, PG/SG, GS Can score off the bench in a fast-paced offense, Curry’s ankles iffy.
193 DeMarre Carroll, SF/PF, ATL I always thought he was underrated, will see decent minutes as reserve 2/3.
194 ↑ Giannis Antetokounmpo, SG/SF, MIL Just have a feeling with all the Bucks frontline injuries, the very raw rookie will have a little value playing more of a 3/4 than the Yahoo position listing.
195 Marco Belinelli, SG, SA On the right team to throw up some ThrAGNOF streaming!
196 Carlos Delfino, SG/SF, MIL Probably missing the opener, doesn’t need his foot too healthy to camp behind the three point line.
197 Wayne Ellington, SG, DAL Another ThrAGNOF streamer, should get decent minutes for shots.
198 Marressee Speights, PF/C, GS Think he’s a better player than opportunities he’s been given, works into mins.
199 Jermaine O’Neal, C, GS Somehow managed 1.4 blks a game in 12-13 in 18 minutes per.  Reported he might play some with Bogut.
200 Boris Diaw, PF/C, SA Just so fun to say his name like Rick Flair, he had to be my Mr. Irrelevant!

From Around The Web

  1. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    That’s tough luck with Trey Burke, especially since you just traded for him prior to the injury (and probably thought you were trading AWAY the injury risk).

    I’ll throw my name in for the dynasty league. Its leaveamessage4me2@yahoo.ca

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Yeah I know, and as I said in the open, going to try and hold him. Desperately trying to trade Westbrook – which team are you in that league? Give em to you cheap! Just sent ya the dynasty invite, thanks for the interest!

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Send me an offer if you are looking to deal Westbrook. I’m open to the idea.

        ~ Your Mom Says Hi

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @A Hill O’ Beans: Your Mom says Hi! Sent ya one haha

          • A Hill O' Beans says:
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            @JB Gilpin: I’m not a fan of 2/3 of those guys and the one I am a fan of is gonna miss a month, it I can’t help myself.

            It’s preseason so everything is great and I’ve got nothing but high hopes for my team. A lineup that includes Durant / Westbrook / Lawson / LMA / Cousins / Hibbert has to be good!

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @A Hill O’ Beans: Haha yea I think it works for both of us. I’ve now unloaded all the guys I hated on my team in that one, and while I’m now a little behind, I think I have a better team and excited to follow it. Glad I got Henson

  2. Eric says:
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    Great work as always. I am hoping your auction values are out before my draft on Saturday afternoon. I could really use the help!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eric: Thanks man! I’m going to do as much as I can on them tonight and if my overnight shift goes smoothly, I can probably have them up tomorrow. That’ll be my goal!

  3. dave says:
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    Thanks for the updates! Re: Lucas III, do you think he’s not worth rostering as 5th PG even though I’m a little thin there to star the year (Conley, Jennings, G Hill, R Jackson, Lewis). Could drop him for Ridnour, Buycks, Brand, Casspi or E. Clark in my 12-team, 9-cat Roto Dynasty. Keep Lucas on the roster or cut him for one of these guys?

    Also – Motiejunas had another really solid game and I think he starts at the 4 with Casspi off the bench. Which one of those do you prefer?

    Not sure if I can do another league just yet, but I’m definitely intrigued. dfree86@gmail.com

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dave: I’m fine with you having him to start the year, I just don’t see year-long value or enough an impact out of the gate to want him in the top 200. I’d rather have Casspi. But both are similar and PT will depend on who’s hot. Sent ya the invite, hope you can join!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dave: Oh and sent ya an invite to the dynasty – thanks for the interest!

  4. Shawn says:
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    12 team, keep 4, we start 2 C’s and 2 Util. My 4 keepers are Rubio, Jennings, Josh Smith, and L. Sanders. I have the #1, #5, and #20 picks. Kevin Love will be my #1 pick.

    I’d like to get another big and another PG with my next two picks. There are some good PG’s that will go early, any one of DWill(prob #2 pick)Conley, Lawson, Parker, Walker, Teague will be there at 5 for me. I’m looking at Conley or Lawson but there’s a chance both are taken before my pick. Is Teague a reach here or would you take him over those guys? Other guys I’m considering at 5 if still around are Vucevic, Milsap, Hibbert, Pekovic.

    With #20 pick guys like Holiday, Lowry, Calderon, Valanciunas, Monroe, J. Green should be there. So, long question is, what would your strategy be? Grab a PG at 5 then come back with Monroe or JVal at #20? Or grab a big at 5, then pray Teague drops or roll with Holiday or Calderon, or even grab Green instead?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shawn: I think I would indeed take either Parker or Teague with that 5th pick. Love Teague for this year and Parker is still an elite guy if he can stay healthy. I think one of those 4 bigs you mention has a better chance of falling than Teague. I’d get Valanciunas or Jeff Green at 20, I like Green the most of the two.

      • Shawn says:
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        @JB Gilpin: You were right. I grabbed Conley (glad I did, all other good options at PG were gone by my next pick) and Pekovic fell to my next pick. Grabbed him and Valanciunas. Grabbed Beal, Henderson, Knight, MCW rest of the way. was also able to grab Henson with last pick. Thanks for the assist!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Shawn: Nice! Yeah I thought Conley woulda been picked, nice pick. Pek and Valanciunas are gonna be awesome and efficient down low and love the rest of your guys. Like that team!

  5. Mopo says:
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    Wayne Ellington above Speights?!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mopo: Haha yea by one at the very end…. Ellington has an iota of better upside with guard injuries, not sure why this is being called out haha….

  6. Scrappy says:
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    you are all in on Caldwell-Pope now? I like it as he is enjoying the extra run with stuckey out. do you know when Stuckey is slated to return?

    Corey Brewer a must own in 12-team leagues now?

    Bummer that I. Thomas is “stifled by new regime” those bastages!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scrappy: Well there’s reports that he’ll be ready for the opener, but A) not fully buying it and B) KCP was looking at a starting gig pre-Stuckey injury and I think Stuckey is eased in off the bench. Brewer probably needs to be owner in 12-teamers, I think he’s out there in my #1 RCL league and I want to nab him, but trying a 3-for-2 trade first. Yeah I think IT2 is a really good player, had him top 50 before they brought in Vasquez, but the fact they’re making them play in a competition and McLemore is a solid 2 that’ll take a lot of threes, I just don’t know how big his stats can be. Thanks again for stopping by man!

  7. Scrappy says:
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    John Henson & the muppets #100!
    I’m drinking the kool-aid.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scrappy: Haha me too. Picked Henson up over Brewer for example. Loving early season upside.

  8. Mr. Ballistik says:
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    In a vaccum, who is a better player to reach for: Valanciunas or Bledsoe? I’m also down for a dynasty league: biaxident420@hotmail.com

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Ballistik: I’d say Valanciunas and I have him ranked a shade higher. Sometimes %s aren’t as sexy as steals and out of position blocks that Bledsoe will bring, but love me some Luminescent Lithuanian. Just sent ya the invite!

  9. JLeeishere says:
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    I drafted last week and I took Ersan before the ankle injury, should I drop Ersan for Casspi? Just based on the injury and how well Casspi is playing

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JLeeishere: Nah I think you gotta hold Ersan there.

  10. Scrappy says:
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    JB -I say Bump Varejao up some (5-7 spots) based on this reasoning;

    1) as you rightfully noted …. Bynum is an injury risk.
    2) even if Bynum is out there and healthy don’t you think there is room for Varejao on the floor at the same time.

    IDK I just think with the energy he brings CLE would be insane not to give him big minutes.

    thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scrappy: Yeah I mean Bynum obviously could play 5 games, but the thing with having two bigs out there that are good rebounders is it’ll limit Varejao a bit. I also think they don’t run him too heavy with his injury history. Would have no problem if he went before my draft slot :)

  11. matt says:
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    Do you think Jordan Crawford has any value in Boston?? I think he could come out as the starter there in the season??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Meh, their whole guard situation isn’t appealing to me. Rondo will be back eventually and beforehand it’s too much blah to me. Think he will have a little value, but not someone I’m targeting in drafts.

  12. tony G says:
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    first year playing fantasy basketball, my draft is tonight, how do you draft as far as by position or by ranking just trying to get some insight…..

    thanks in advance

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tony G: Welcome to hoops! Hope you enjoy the season. I usually go by overall rankings and don’t focus too much on positions, with the exception being SG is really thin this year. That said, I’m drafting on Yahoo and about 50% of players have multi-position eligibility while ESPN it’s like 10%. So if you’re on ESPN, I’d focus on positions a bit more.

      • tony G says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        awesome, i’m also drafting in yahoo, i appreciate the insight

        thanks again

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @tony G: No prob! Hope your draft goes/went well

  13. Rob says:
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    See you at the rcl draft tonight.

    Also am interested in the dynasty league if the draft fits in my schedule. amadeus250@gmail.com

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rob: Awesome! Yeah it was a good draft. I like my team. Just sent ya the invite

  14. Min says:
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    I have been offered favors for my kanter and henderson in a 12 team standard h2h each category. who wins?? Very interested in the dynasty league (minoh97@gmail.com) depending on how big it is, and am already doing a 15-team dynasty, but how big are you talking here?? like 20? 25?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Min: Looking at a 20-team dynasty. Shooting ya the invite now. I think I’d hold Kanter and Henderson, I like Favors a lot, but I’m big on Henderson and think it’s not quite enough getting the 1 for 2.

      • Min says:
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        yo JB i dont think i got your email

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Min: Hmmmm, I’ll send again, maybe it got spammed? Just sent it

  15. John says:
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    My fantasy team is full of red marks! (out and day-to-day). It seems like Aldridge can’t get away from those injuries, from quad to left knee. Should I offer him for Anthony Davis? How about Al Jefferson? He is having ankle issues. Kobe and Westbrook will be out for a while. Jennings and Ilyasova too. Besides from ankle issues, Tobias Harris’ status as a starter still up in the air. Good thing Batum is almost ready from concussion. Having really bad time from those injuries. What should I do?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John: I personally have Davis higher, and while most people don’t have them ranked that way, I indeed would take Davis. Rather Jefferson too, but that doesn’t help your health issues, so would try Davis first. I had Westbrook and Burke in a league and just traded Westbrook. Tough to come into the air with all those hurt guys. As tough as it is if you’re a Kobe fan, I think maybe moving him too would help.

  16. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    JB, have some strong interest in the Dynasty man…as long as draft time/date works for me. jbs5635@yahoo.com. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Sweet just invited ya! Hope draft time works! I know it’s a long one

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks man…but unfortunately I don’t think I can do it…bummer. I have my big money league auction at the same exact time. Doing two auctions at one time would be near impossible for me. Was hoping it worked out…getting in on a Dynasty on the ground floor would be awesome. Sucks man…wanted to be part of it. Nonetheless I appreciate the invite!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Haha two auctions at once… Would be brutal. No prob, thanks for checking it out! Think it’ll fill out pretty quick.

  17. Mr, April says:
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    @JB Gilpin

    Would love to be a part of this dynasty league if there is still a spot or two left. evan911@msn.com

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr, April: Sweet! E-mailing you the invite from Yahoo now

  18. Victor says:
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    Is Trey Burke still worth holding on to ?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Victor: It kinda depends on the situation – in 10-team league no, in 12 or more, probably. I was on the fence with both Burke and Westbrook (in my 12-team RCL league) being injured, but just traded Westbrook away. With no one else on that team hurt, I’m holding Burke for now.

  19. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    My vote is for ‘Olynyk of Nazareth.’

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Buddah Lovaz: Haha love it. I need to make a poll

  20. John says:
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    Should I start looking for Ilyasova takers? Looks like my superb PG rotation (Westbrook, Jennings, Lowry and Rubio) has gone thin.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @John: Yikes. Yeah I think moving one of Jennings or ILyasova would be smart, I think ilyasova is more limited by injury than BJ if that helps. Hate a big coming off a really badly sprained ankle

  21. Scrappy says:
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    Kelly Olynyk = The Tall Justin Beiber

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scrappy: Haha, Bieber needs his hair really long when he comes out of rehab for a splitting image

  22. basketballjones says:
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    hey JB thanks for the Insight on the players… Can I get a invite. To the league if there still spots available I’ve been dying to play with some real competition.. Looks like fun.

    Any thoughts on Jarret jack could he maintain the same value when he was on the dubs?…. Who would you rather own. Shumpert/ IT2/ or Corey brewer

    Thadeus young first option for Philly?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @basketballjones: I think it’s still IT2 of those three. Still has some upside. And yea, Thad should be the de facto #1 option, but I don’t think it necessarily boosts his stats much. Inefficient rookie PG and they’ll have weird rotations. Cool, just sent ya an invite to the league to the email you commented with, hope that works!

  23. basketballjones says:
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    Henson or dalembert?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @basketballjones: Even with Brandan Wright hurt, I’d take Henson

  24. Scrappy says:
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    Hey JB

    Does kyle korver look like that douche bag ashton kutcher from that 70s show?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scrappy: Hahahaha yes he does. Always tried to place it! I’ll have to add that one to the glossary for sure. Every time I mention Korver make “Punk’d” references or ask how Demi is doing.

  25. Scrappy says:
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    JB,

    that douche bag skip bayless he looks like the golfer bernhard langer doesn’t he?

    let me know if you have noticed any other funny sports look a likes.

    Like Peter King from Sports Illustrated – he looks like “Norm” from Cheers doesn’t he?

      • Scrappy says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        LOL WOW!! Sam Cassell & ET!!!! ROTFL

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Scrappy: Haha glad you liked that one!

  26. Dennis Patrick says:
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    Conley and Kemba have same stats except Kemba scores more.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dennis Patrick: OK, but look at post ASB numbers. And that has significance because Gay got traded:

      Conley FG% 46% Walker 41.9% BIG WIN CONLEY
      3s – push
      FT% – push
      Conley 16.7 Pts Walker 18.8 BIG WIN WALKER
      Conley 6.3 Asts Walker 6.0 small win
      Conley 2.3 TO Walker 2.8 medium win
      Steals – push

      So Conley’s FG% plus marginal upgrades should have him higher regardless. And I don’t think Kemba shoots more efficiently or scores as much as he did with Al Jefferson there. Big difference from last year

      • Dennis Patrick says:
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        I like your analysis with Conley using post asb numbers and referencing gay’s departure. As for Walker, I do agree his points could go down a small margin with AL, but couldn’t you also say his assists will go up, especially with Kidd-Gilchrist improving and the addition of Zeller and AL?

        I only commented, because it caught my attention that your reasoning for Walker’s ranking was partially due to his “low Asts,” and he is right there with Conley at 6 a game with a very good chance to improve that number.

        Btw, I always enjoy what you guys do on this site. Thanks for the feedback!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Dennis Patrick: Definitey a fair argument man. I just think Walker is a little inflated with perceived value and Conley’s efficiency is a little undersold. While MKG I indeed think improves and two better big men, I think Gerald Henderson gets a lot of rock in his hand too creating with the ball, limiting a shade of the assists upside. But if Walker ends up beating Conley in assists I wouldn’t be surprised, but definitely would be if Walker ends up being a better fantasy player this year. Thanks for the kind words and hope to see ya back through the season especially if Kemba goes off! Haha.

  27. John says:
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    Since you said Ilyasova’s bum ankles ain’t good. Is it good trade for me if I’ll ditch him for Blake Griffin. Given Blake’s two dimensional game (pts and boards) and clips crowded rotation?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @John: Yeah I’d definitely take Blake right now. Two-dimensional is better than 0-dimension with Ersan in street clothes haha. It helps he’s a shooter, but man, tough to be too optimistic on him this second.

  28. x-pac says:
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    Yo Boss,

    Used your rankings and this is the result (had #9 pick):
    14 team, H2H
    (9) Marc Gasol
    (20) Serge Ibaka
    (37) Jeff Teague
    (48) Tobias Harris
    (65) DeMar DeRozan
    (76) Jose Calderon
    (93) Jimmy Butler
    (104) Bench: Brandon Knight
    (121) Bench: Cody Zeller

    Any player, category, etc I should be leery of? Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @x-pac: Love that team. Your bigs are absolutely elite. I love Teague at that value and think Knight is undervalued, so your points while on paper a little thin, I like. Nothing really sticks out TBH, think that’s a contender for sure.

      • x-pac says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Your bff John Henson is available on waivers and so is Chris Kaman…should I keep Zeller? Having 2 Bucks on my squad just tweaks me out.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @x-pac: I think I’d nab Henson to start the year. My BFF indeed!

  29. Draco21 says:
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    14 team H2H

    PG: Curry, BledsoeConley, Jackson
    SG: Waiters, Carter, Webster
    SF: Henderson,Caroll
    PF: Nowitzki, Millsap
    C: Valanciunas, Favors, Henson

    Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Draco21: Whoa, awesome PGs! A little thin at SG, but not worried about it, obviously love Valanciunas. Really good team for that deep a league, with Curry knocking down elite 3s, I don’t think you have any weaknesses besides treys is he has a cold week/gets hurt.

      • Draco21 says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thinking I drop carter for markieff morris just so I can get more rebs/blks.
        Really was building up fg% and ft%. You think this would work? I was supposed to get Rubio over Conley but obviously, Conley is a beast when it comes to FG% (well besides Parker lol)

        Thanks for the heads up bud! Big money in this league lol

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Draco21: Yeah I buy that, and then that spot can be your first stream/hot pickup spot if Morris is his usual Mark-ieff-ness. Haha

          • Draco21 says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Yeah dude. Will be using that add/drop button like a b***h.

            Hoping that Caroll impacts the way I hope he could be. He looked good during his run with the Jazz.

            Your thoughts on Reggie Jackson in the long run? I think I have til December 2nd week to juice something out of him. I may be wrong? lol

            Do you have an extra spot on that dynasty of yours?

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Draco21: Completely agree on DeMarre Carroll. Why he’s in my top 200 and I doubt he is in many others. I think Jackson will be fringe-owned once Westbrook is back at full strength. But who knows when that’ll be. He’ll be a solid PG until Westbrook is back then Westbrook will be eased in. So during that whole stretch, I’m guessing at least 1/3-1/2 the season, will be really solid. Sorry on the dynasty man, it got full up! Still RCL spots if you want another team tho! http://basketball.razzball.com/2013-2014-razzball-basketball-commenter-leagues

  30. JLeeishere says:
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    14 team h2h league yahoo (other positions eligible)

    Pg: steph curry (sg), lillard, jeff Teague, foye (sg)
    Sg: Hayward (sf), corey brewer (sf)
    Sf: ersan (pf), Tobias harris (pf), kirilenko (pf), matt Barnes
    Pf: Noah (c), Henson (c)
    C: bogut and olynyk
    Thoughts or weaknesses here? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JLeeishere: Love the PGs. Nothing is really sticking out, just take note that Noah and Bogut are big injury risks and Henson will be gangbusters out of the gate, but might not get the love once Ersan is back (who I see you have, but he’s obviously not the rebound or swatter Henson is), so all three of those if they happen around the same time might strap you for boards and blocks. That’d be the first guys I’d be looking at when the season starts. Hope that helps!

      • JLeeishere says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks jb!
        Anyone I should target on waivers? Biyombo is there.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JLeeishere: Ehhhh, not the biggest Biyombo fan, but definitely keep your eye on him as he’ll be vying with Zeller for minutes. No one right now is too big on my radar (would’ve been Henson a few weeks ago) but I would keep your ear to the ground for injuries or random breakouts and go from there.

  31. nathan says:
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    Hi, i could use your advice, please.
    someone in my league just dropped AK47, and i know that most people are down on him but I think that he could be valuable because his value comes from fg%, rbds, stls & blks. which he can still get a bunch of even with low minutes. plus he can play the 2,3,4 & the net starters might get random nights off.

    anyway my least valuable guys that i would consider dropping for him are:
    felton
    jamal
    cody zeller
    bogut

    the rest of my team is
    g:rubio, lillard, jr smith
    f: lebron, josh smith, pierce, tobias
    c: favors & kanter

    would you drop any of the guys on top for ak47?
    Thanks!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @nathan: I think he’ll be valuable too, agree with your comment on filling in on the vets nights off and also KG isn’t gonna be a 35 minutes a night kinda guy. That said, I like your last 4 ahead of AK. I also think AK will have a bigger second half with KG getting more rest and the Nets (assumedly) locking up a really high seed in the playoffs. So I’d let him stay on the wire right now. Thanks for stopping by!

  32. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    Chris Kaman or John Henson?
    I’m dropping Burke to get Kaman, I have Kidd-Gilchrist and can drop him for Henson (or would you drop someone else?) Thoughts?
    We start 3 Guards, 3 Forwards, 2 Centers, 2 UT (no specific positions) with 2 bench spots.

    My team is:
    Teague – G
    Lawson – G
    Wall – G
    Nowitzki – F
    Tobias Harris – F
    Ilyasova – F
    Bogut – C
    Javale McGee – C
    Brandon Knight – UT
    Kidd-Gilchrist – UT
    Trey Burke (have a claim in for Kaman and I have a top priority) – Bench
    Russel Westbrook – Bench

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