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Oh man, no rest for the wicked!  Speaking of wicked, oh man quick shout out to the Wicked Weed Funkatorium, that brewery rocked!  But yeah, an absolutely amazing slate to catch me back up on the daily notes, with 4 overtimes last night.  Including a super size me doubler in Miami!  Most of the other games stayed close too, and 20 of the 22 teams in action last night topped 100 points.  Fantasy orgasm!  And leading the charge on such a big-and-tall NBA night was of course Isaiah Thomas!  Career-high 44 points for IT2/3, putting up a 4/3rd’s of a full line of 44/3/6/1/1 on 10-16 FG (7-10 3PTM, 17-17 FT) including a big three in extra time in the OT win.

I’m just glad this groin thing got worked out!  …That sounded wrong…  If you have a smaller groin muscle, does it heal faster?!  I’m not saying he doesn’t have a kick stand down there with a line like this, but just wondering!  After semi-breaking out last year (well he was only 2/3 better than his career year in 13-14 for the Kings), IT2/3 has taken an even further step up – scoring 26.6 PPPG, upping the FT volume to 8.8/per at 90% (remember when he was like 70% the first few weeks, that changed quick!), and even though the steals are only at 0.9, he’s drastically cut his TO rate to only 2.2 despite all the added USG.  After a slow start due to injuries, the Celtics look like a pretty tough team at full strength right now, and maybe IT2/3 can lead this squad into a deep run.  I’ll be cheering for them!  (cough, REL bias, cough…)  Here’s what else happened on an action-packed Tuesday night of Holiday Season basketball:

Anthony Davis Has his typically awesome line of 31/16/2/0/2 with no TO, but only 12-30 shooting and 7-10 FT against the Sixers?!

Terrence Jones – The enigma wrapped in a riddle wrapped in inconsistency that is Tjones is playing some fairly consistent ball right now!  17/10/3 in 30 bench minutes – no treys or D stats is a bummer and he’s still a 60% FT shooter – but you’re taking what you get right now!

Jahlil Okafor Continuing to start next to EMBIIIIIID.  11/7/1/0/2 for Oke with Joel Embiid going 11/6/1/1/1 on 4-12 shooting in his 25 minutes at “PF”.  Not a fan of the combo, but when you’re against the Pels who have only 1 big man you have to solely focus on, meh…

Nerlens Noel 7 minutes of love!  Aka my come-ons in college…  4/3/0/0/0 on 2-2 shooting.  That’s not baby making music right there!

Robert Covington Only 1 steal the last 4 games, and that’s supposed to be his calling card!  11/8/2/0/2 with 2 treys still works, and most importantly he’s at 31+ minutes the past 6.  I bet he’s still around on shallower league wires – he should be must-own with that kind of consistent run.

Nicolas Batum Wooo, look at that #SwaggyP defense!

23/5/10 (dimebag!) on an uber-efficient 8-12 shooting with 5-5 FT.  You can make anything on Nick Young!

Kemba Walker Not to be outshined by IT2/3 with the “undersized” label, 28/8/10 with 4 treys in the tripdub flirt.  Two dimebags, one Hornets!

Marvin Williams I’ve seen a few comments lately with Starvin’ Marvin available, and he’s turning back into the backend usable asset that I think should be owned in all 12ers.  15/5/2 last night with a trey and no TO.  A little boring, the lines might look a little starvin’, but nab Marvin!

Luol Deng Wow, did not think he was turning back into a 12er asset after his horrific start, but 11/7/1/0/3 last night with a trey in another big run (34 minutes).  Like Marvin, will do just enough to stay back end usable at this rate.

Lou Williams 16/2/8/2/1, and oh so Sweet…  Imagine if he was unleashed on like, the Sixers starving for wing play…  Oh wait, that kinda happened before!

Larry Nance Jr. – Uggghhhhhh.  One of the most fun and explosive up-and-coming players hurt his knee on a non-contact loose ball play, and teammates had to help him to the locker room.  Still waiting on the MRI, but hoping there’s nothing more than a strain here.

Jordan Clarkson I dunno what is happening to his steals – only 3 in the last 10 games – but made up for it last night with the triples!  He’s on fire!  25/3/5/1/1 with 7 treys in a huge line.  Huge!  Yuge!  Yuge Gina!  I still can’t stop laughing at that…  Then Alec Baldwin goes from the great Trump impersonations to some baby CGI movie I just saw the trailer for…  ABC!  Always.  Be.  Cashing a check.

Serge Ibaka Hit a goofy-ass hook off an OREB to put this into OT, then the Magic would end up winning in the 2OT.  Too goofy for me to GIF because it looked too much like me playing in the post in pickup…  20/9/2/1/1 with 4 treys, and really coming along strong.

Elfrid Payton Speaking of coming along, I guess all he needed was to indeed come off the Shelfrid!  22/2/6/1/1 on 8-13 shooting, and going nuts off the bench.  Vogel is working his “magic” oh-so-right!  Stats aren’t too dissimilar as a starter vs. as a sub, but it’s been better lately as a reserve and there is one big difference – 41.8% shooting as a starter vs. 50% as a sub.

Hassan Whiteside See, I can do more than catch lobs, DJ!  32/15/0/1/5, in a horrifying 47 minutes though.  Not what you wanna see if you’re a Whiteside owner, getting stretched to that much run in a meaningless game and another tough loss…

Josh Richardson Yuck.  9/4/6/0/0 on 2-12 shooting in a whopping 44 minutes.  Where’s the beef?!

Tyler Johnson TyJo got the beef!  That sounded wrong…  32/5/3/3/0 with no TO on an epic 13-20 shooting in his fantastic 38 bench minutes.  Maybe the Heat can at least pick up a 6th man award this year!

Myles Turner He’s like Hassan Whiteside, but can shoot!  21/9/1/1/4 with 2 treys.  Mmmmmm, soup.  I mean noodle soup!  I mean soup!

Jeff Teague Benefiting with an even more complacent version of Monta Ellis on the wing (Glenn Robinson III), going 17/7/12/1/1 against the Poppycockers.  Psssshhh, fine, NY won this one and are still over .500, they can be the Knickerbockers right now!

C.J. Miles FINALLY!  Got some extended run like we saw pre-injury, anddddd…  Still kinda blah.  11/7/0/2/0 with 2 treys, but hey, I’m still keeping him as my back pocket ThrAGNOF especially with the 26 minutes we saw last night.

Knicks C rotation – Hahahahahaha.  This is so annoying.  F it, they’re back to the Poppycockers!  We’ve been debating in the comments Kyle O’Quinn (17 minutes of a solid 6/6/1/2/1) vs. the hot hand of Willy Hernangomez (2 minutes of F*%^ THAT!), and it turns out the secret answer of option C, the starter, got the good game this time!  Stupid Joakim Noah and his 30 minutes of 11/11/2/0/2.  Made 3-4 FT with his eye-gougingly-bad sidewinder shot, but I guess that sold Hornacek to keep playing him…

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson The Mess invaded Canada and promptly waived their white flag, DNP-resting Brook Lopez for continually no reason.  Anyway, weird game with the Mess having big bench performances, like RHJ going 19/6/3/1/1 in 20 minutes, but fouled out.

Spencer Dinwiddie Got his longest look as a Mess, going 14/4/1 with 3 TO.  When you signal defeat before tip, might as well throw all your noodles against the wall.

Norman Powell Benefited the most from the junk time, playing 27 minutes to DeMarre Carroll‘s 22, even though wing-DMC was hot (17/3/0/2/0 with 3 treys).  21/3/1/5/0 with a trey for Powell, but I don’t think we can welcome him to the party!  Other than an outburst at Boston in 36 minutes on a DMC rest day, Powell has scored 26 points in his previous 8 combined.

Kawhi Leonard Trying to model his FT volume on James Harden, but when going against the Beard last night, emulated him too much!  7 TO?!?!?!?!  What in the world, Kawhi?!  21/5/4/5/0 though works just fine, with 11-13 FT.

Patty Mills Hits the critical Spurs 3 to win it last night, in a perfect microcosm that the Spurs are all about the system…

Nene In our first game without Clint Capela, the rotation went pretty much exactly how I expected.  18 minutes for Nene for 10/7/2/1/0, then 22 for Montrezl Harrell, going 9/5/2/1/0.  Bleh.

Eric Gordon When your 3s don’t fall as a ThrAGNOF, you…  Block some shots?!  13/1/4/0/2, with the swats salvaging a 1-8 3PTM game.

LeBron James The other game that went into extra minutes, the Cavs came out on top thanks to King James going 34/12/7/1/1 with 5 treys.  Buck killer!

J.R. Smith Sounds like he might’ve broken his thumb last night, probably trying to hitch hike over to Jason Terry‘s house since he was at Milwaukee again!  Not really much of a fantasy angle here;  DeAndre Liggins started the second half, but blah.  Maybe Iman Shumpert (33 minutes, 6/4/2/1/0) gets a little more run, but blah times two.  Just uptick your big 3 a little.

Kevin Love Sat with a knee booboo, but doesn’t sound serious.

Giannis Antetokounmpo So good.  25/13/2/2/3 for a gorgeous rainbow, especially with the 13-15 FT.

Jabari Parker Didn’t continue on his trend of making perimeter shots, but dropping a 30 burger ain’t bad!  30/9/3/0/0 with no TO, but what’s up with his FT stroke?!  4-7 FT and down to 72.8% on the year on a tough run the past few weeks…

John Henson Staying fantasy usable!  27 minutes of 14/8/1/2/1 on 5-7 FG and 4-6 FT.  3 TO though is annoying, go-go Gadget stickum!

Malcolm Brogdon Has a decent little game (6/1/5/1/0), but of his 3 FG, two of them, yes TWO, were NBA’s #1 and #2 top plays last night!

Hah, I feel like he was about an eighth of an inch from getting rim-checked on both of those and making #1 and #2 on Shaqtin-a-Fool!  It’s a fine line sometimes…

Kelly Olynyk 10/3/1/3/2 in 26 solid bench minutes with a trey, but I say they give him the extra dime for the rainbow line – Zach Randolph tried to assist Olynyk’s adam’s apple to the back of his neck on a  flagrant 2, I say give it to him!

Troy Daniels Our favorite ThrAGNOF-of-the-month went 24/2/0/2/0 off the bench in 35 minutes last night with 4 treys, keeping his ThrAGNOF-of-the-month front parking spot.  That said, had a bad OT – fumbled a catch 40 feet from the basket, picked up a foul on IT2/3 a little out of control on a drive, and didn’t pick him up on that trey in transition GIFfed above.  Good thing chicks dig the long ball, or else it woulda been a long night!

Mike Conley Nice bounce back after 2 rusty shooting nights coming back from the broken spine, going 19/5/8/2/0 on 6-16 shooting.  Still not quite to pre-injury levels, but 36 minutes and gutting through it.

Gordon Hayward Labradoodle!  Labradoodle!  Safe word on this game last night!  6/3/2 on 2-10 shooting on a Twilight Zone night for the Jazz, losing by 30 to the Warriors.  On a night where the Sixers were the only other team not to go 100+, Utah put up 74.  Ugh.

Rodney Hood Speaking of safe, someone get this guy some fiber!  Couldn’t finish the game due to the runs.  I already had my puerile diarrhea fun when the Sixers had Norovirus or whatever go around their locker room, so let’s just say I’m happy the camera didn’t catch a skidmark on Hood’s shorts during the game!

Stephen Curry 25/3/4/3/0 with 4 treys, and those steals coming back up!  Just need a little dime and trey binge, and we’ll be right back on the money!

Paul Pierce – Whoa, we actually have fantasy intrigue on the Clippers!  And it all starts with…  Paul Pierce as your starter for injured Blake Griffin?!  Ewwww!  7/1/0/0/0 for The Truth [Hurts You’re Old], with Marreese Speights – everyone’s popular pickup – only going 17 minutes for 10/2/0/0/0 with a pair of treys.  The Ace of Speights!  More like the 2 of Speights…  Yeah, I want nothing here.

J.J. Redick 27 points on 7 treys.  Had a lot of value last year when Blake went down, so should go on a nice run, even if it’s only a golden turd that I’m calling a rich-man’s ThrAGNOF.

Chris Paul 16/8/15 with 2 treys in the first game of the 16-17 Blakeless era.  Should be a fun run.

Gary Harris This was always going to be a tough game, and with the Nuggets unsurprisingly losing big, Malone ran the reserves down the stretch.  3/2/1/1/0 in this bad game doesn’t have me gloating on the epic Harris debates of December 2016.

Nikola Jokic Same here, it was always gonna be tough against DJ.  9/6/1/0/1 in 21 minutes is still fine, given this was a catastrophe for Denver.

Emmanuel Mudiay Speaking of catastrophe, 0-9 shooting with 2 TO?!?!?! Yikes.

Will Barton Benefited the most (alongside Kenneth Faried who went 15/11 with a steal) with the added reserves run, going 22/5/3/3/0 on 9-15 shooting with 2 treys.  Nugs should trade Barton, Gallo, and Wilson for Cousins.  They are like a 12er with not enough stars and need to consolidate.

DeMarcus Cousins With the biggest line of the night, Boogie tore up that #PlumleeD for 55/13/1/1/3 on 17-28 shooting with 5 treys and he made his freebies!  16-17 FT.  Cousins initially got ejected at the end for spitting his mouthpiece at the Blazers bench, in a cringe-worthy moment for those of us who champion oral hygiene.

It somehow got reversed and he got a block late to seal it.  If I’m a Blazers fan, I’m like, “Wait, of all guys to NOT get ejected for that, you’re gonna keep DeMarcus Friggin’ Cousins in the game?!  You’re right, Rodman didn’t kick the cameraman either…”

Garrett Temple Got moved back to the bench so they could play…  Matt Barnes at the starting 3?!  Weird rotations, but they worked last night!  Temple for 5/3/3/1/1 on only 3 shots in 24 minutes; it’s OK, but this might be at it’s end.  Caught by a Temple Guard!

Darren Collison Mannnnn, this is tough to hold through this dry spell.  10/3/3/0/0 in only 21 minutes, with Ty motherF Lawson getting 29 minutes and going 16/3/8/1/0 with no TO.  I’m begrudgingly holding Colly, but I was never a Cousins guy to begin with and could not dislike the Kings more right now…

C.J. McCollum Tried to keep the Blazers in this one in the high scoring game, but 36/2/4 last night did just enough to tire his legs out to keep Slim from getting a 30-point game tonight for the 30-point challenge…  I thought you were avoiding back-to-backs, Slim!

Mason Plumlee Well, besides getting torched on D, had an epic fantasy line!  27/13/5/1/2 on 10-13 shooting with 7-11 FT.  Off a 4/2/5 game and battling inconsistency, you’re just wishing he gets spit-mouthpiece games every night!

 

Damn, what a night!  Might have been the most explosive NBA night on the season thus far.  What a fun way to get back into the groove!  Shoot your comments below, and I hope you’re having a good Holiday Season thus far, Razzball Nation!

  1. Jensen says:
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    Worst part about that Parker FT line is he misses two in the last minute of OT to seal the L for the Bucks. Did you see the network cut Boogie’s mike off during his post game interview? Hilarious. Never change Boogie.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jensen: Hah i missed BOTH of those things! Stupid Rogue One taking most of my night haha

  2. Michael Shoesmith says:
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    Been stashing dirk but having second thoughts. Should I drop him for Marvin t Jone’s or Henson?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Michael Shoesmith: I’ll take Henson, then TJones, then the next top 6 most added players in your league, then Marvin.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Michael Shoesmith: @Slim: I mean, i like Henson and Tjones more too, but that’s some strong hate for Marvin! I would get Jones

      • Michael Shoesmith says:
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        @Slim: thanks gents mucho appreciato!
        Do you think J Rich is a drop for Henson or Jone’s depending on who I grab for dirk?

        Just took a look at shooting % the last few weeks and it’s brutal!

        • Slim

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          @Michael Shoesmith: Kind of depends on needs but with Richardson now complaining about a wrist I’m starting to think this just isn’t going to be his year. The minutes are kind of tough to ignore but that doesn’t exactly help his FG%.

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            @Slim: Fair enough thank

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Slim: @Michael Shoesmith: Yeah the wrist thing is scaring me off too. I would take Jones

  3. Slim

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    So I’m way off Marvin in a 12er. The Dstats have dried up and that was what buoyed his value last year. So you’re hoping, nay praying for about 11/6/1.5/0.5/0.5 with 1.7 3s on a poor FG%, and irrelevent FT%, with no TOs. That’s a hard NO for me in a 12er. Maybe I’d stream him for 3s but that’s as far as I’d go. The lack of dstats (mostly due to age) just destroys his value. Last years 1.0 block per game was WAY off his career norm of 0.5. Yeah I’ll let someone else use him and keep asking themselves why they keep losing stls and blks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: We talked extensively on how we weren’t expecting the blocks, you know I’m not expecting those. I think 3s will be a little closer to 2, he’s getting a little more run now… It’s boring but usable, and yeah you cut him for something hot coming along

  4. Hamtime says:
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    1. My bled whiteside for kd Noah (14m)

    2. My parsons for wesmat (16m)

    3. My Vuc baze for melo (16m)

    4. Did I lose trading my McCollum jokic for wall baze?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Hamtime: 1. Hmmmm… Close. I hate Noah. Can you get a better throw in? 2. Meh, I would just take shot on Parsons if you held this long. 3. sure if scoring is a need 4. Meh, I don’t think so, you got best player. Wall looks awesome

  5. Tyler says:
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    Am I crazy to keep mirotic with tjones in the waivers? I’m already set with blocks which i think is tjones value and I dont want to mess with my Ft%.

    Thabo is also on waivers who im seriously contemplating swapping miro for. But miro’s upside is a just soo juicy and a gamechanger.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tyler: Nah not crazy, Tjones def struggling more than usual at FT. Thabo is pretty meh to me. Yeah I would hold Miro, any other possible drops for Tjones though and/or maybe you just add him to stash and play him 1-2 times a week, and if he keeps it up, he’ll be tradable/throw in to a FT punt team on a trade

      • Quintero says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Mirotic or JaMychal? Thanks mate!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Quintero: Ehhhhh, man so close. miro more upside… I think it you need boards now/big man stats now, nab jmike. If more of a wait and see, I would try to wait out another week or 2 of miro

  6. Lasandro says:
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    Haha great Die Hard ref!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Always one of the best! And def tis the season for Die Hard references 🙂

  7. Pong says:
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    Would you guys drop Rolo for Henson?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pong: Ehhhhh, the sure thing for a tiny bit more upside/way lower downside… I would hold Rolo

  8. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    Welcome back! Hope you liked Asheville.

    I asked this of Slim yesterday but my roster has changed since I asked because I dropped Collison so I’ll re-submit!

    My biggest needs are FG% and REB. Is offering Tyler Johnson, Mo Harkless, and Robin Lopez for Dieng plus one of Tobias Harris or Jabari Parker too much? Too little? Just right? And should I target Tobias or Jabari? The other team has a need for blocks (RoLo upgrades their Dieng), assists (TyJo), and a Monta replacement. I’m thinking Jabari may be a better fit for me. I would then have to go get an SG/SF type from the wire. Thoughts?

    Team: Lowry, Conley, TyJo, Beal, Batum, Harkless, Parsons, Millsap, Zingis, Gobert, RoLo

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Not Your Average Joe: Thanks man, it was awesome! Great bday weekend away…

      Might be too little (on your end, in that you’re not offering enough), although def doesn’t hurt to offer! Doubt you’d get Tobias… I would try it with Jabari, and it could work with Tyjo off such a good game

  9. In a Pickle says:
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    Thoughts on D. Booker ROS? Trying to get more efficient. Say for Clarkson, Lue Williams, or similar?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @In a Pickle: Yeah that’s about the right range. I might start a little higher since Booker has a pretty big fan base

  10. Justin says:
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    Hey, I’m in an 8 person league and I’ve been thinking of bailing on Jrue H, he hasn’t cracked the top 100 yet I don’t think. Curious what your thoughts are please? Thanks for all the great info you provide us!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Justin: Yeah he’s closer to the fringes in an 8er, but I think I would hold, the AST consistency is good enough to keep him around. Who are your other last few out, and who is avail? Any time man, we try!

  11. I am the Walrus says:
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    Worried about TJ Warren or do you think he’ll be fine in a few weeks?

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      @I am the Walrus: We talked him on today’s Pod, yeah Slim seems pretty worried, which made me go from def con yellow to red. I probably wouldn’t hold in a 10 or 12er

  12. Toni Vidal Ribes says:
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    Hi JB!

    Dinasty-12er-Roto-11cat

    My team is:
    G.- Stephen Curry, Eric Bledsoe, Sean Kilpatrick, Eric Gordon, J.J. Barea
    F.- Lebron James, Serge Ibaka, Chandler Parsons, Denzel Valentine, Dorian Finney-Smith
    C.- Blake Griffin, Gorgui Dieng, John Henson, Enes Kanter, Tyson Chandler

    Redick or Henson?
    Love or Griffin?
    Should I go for buy low R. Hood? What should I give?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Toni Vidal Ribes: Hey man, good to see ya as always! I’d take Redick. And would go Love for the healthier guy. And sure, but wouldn’t spend much. Barea maybe still has enough excitement? Oh wait, it’s dyno. Ummm, Kilpatrick + Barea and hope?

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    H2H 9 cat. I’m trying to increase my team’s FG% since my FT% is dead last.

    I really want Zach Lavine on my team to increase FG% and 3s. But he won’t take Nicholas Batum straight up for him.

    Would you offer Batum and Brook Lopez for Lavine and Jokic?

    • Jake says:
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      @Jake: Then my remaining FG% drains are D Russell and Tyler Johnson

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jake: Wow, valuing Batum pretty high… Nah that feels like too much for me. I would see if there was a lower-end sweetener you could give instead of swapping the bigs

        • Jake says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Am I valuing Batum too high?

          • Jake says:
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            @Jake: I’ll throw in Bismack and see what happens. He said he wanted rebounds

            • Slim

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              @Jake: I think I’d rather have Batum and solidify boards and assists with more dstats. Ft% and TOs are close, 3’s arent off by a ton. Don’t forget about MiN playoff schedule. Not atrocious but when there’s a close decision I usually side with the extra playoff game which probably means Batum would actually win 3s, and lose TOs, but give a higher volume FT%. I’m not thrilled about losing Batum for Lavine.

              • Jake says:
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                @Slim: Thanks Slim.

                One more question…is it crazy to drop nerlens noel? My team is 4-4 and I don’t think I can carry a guy who is going to put up zero stats each week in hopes of a trade that could happen two months from now.

                I lost last week by eleven points which really ticked me off.

                • Slim

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                  @Jake: Not at all. I probably would have moved on if I had him.

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @Jake: @Slim: No I think he’s valuing Batum too high… love LaVine, but Batum is still solid even with FG% drain. I would still be OK with the Biz trade plus Batum though given needs. Yeah Noel can go

  14. miles proudfoot says:
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    In a world where %’s don’t count as categories, and I’m punting 3s and points, going for securing the five other cats, would you trade my Lowry and Dieng for Draymond and Dwight? The answer I think is an obvious yes and not sure it would be taken, so would throwing in Parsons or Knight make sense since they don’t help my scheme? Thanks!

    • Slim

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      @miles proudfoot: So must win dstats, boards, assists, and TOs. Sure nothing wrong with that. Knight can go 1st, Parsons should have much more value if your willing to hold for a while. But if he’s a punt FT team then I don’t think he takes this. Howard has quite a bit of injury risk obviously but your still getting the best player so whatever.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @miles proudfoot: @Slim: Well FT isn’t a cat 🙂 So yeah I would def do it if he takes it! And yeah Knight can go too to rid those TO

  15. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    Capela was dropped in my 10-teamer. Guess the owner has too many injuries.

    I wanna nab him up and put him on the IR.

    Paul, Kemba, Jrue
    Booker, KCP, GHarris
    Crowder, Covington
    Dieng, Monroe
    Whiteside, Brolo, Gortat

    The plan is to drop Monroe and hopefully get him back if he clears waivers.
    Contingency play would be to grab Jamychael.

    Sounds good?
    Capela worth the stash? Monroe is the guy to risk?

    Thanks! And Happy holidays!

    • Slim

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      @J: Yeah Monroe is the best bet. It’s a long time off for Capela, I don’t know if it’ll be worth it. He’s young so that helps. Monroe in a 10er will always just be a borderline guy so I recon the risk does justify the loss. Of course an open roster spot in a 10er is nice too…

      • JB Gilpin

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        @J: @Slim: Sounds like a plan! Def worth the IR stash though to me, not like a ton of INJ are floating around on the wires in my leagues. So yeah Monroe can go. Happy Holidays!

  16. john says:
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    Crystal ball time…..do you buy JRich’s horrible shooting (and passivity) is due to wrist sprain? He is on the wire for obvious reasons in a 12er. But if Dragic gets traded, could he slide into the point? The other interesting name just fresh on the wire is Noel. I am thinking of dumping Delly for him and holding for a week or two in hopes of a trade. Crazy or sound?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @john: I don’t disbelieve he has a wrist issue of some sort but he’s getting way too many minutes for no dstats. I bet Richardson would start at PG if Dragic is traded but I would bet against that happening. Best case he can be Beverley. But that’s pretty useful and he doesn’t have a Harden around. Yeah I’ve lost DellaV wherever I had him, Noel eh, need to be able to handle not getting much.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @john: @Slim: Yeah right there with Slim, unless the wrist is just keeping him from being aggressive in general, which might be the case. But yeah if Dragic is moved and he gets healthier, things could get really saucy. Della can go, but yeah, I’m not too interested into stashing Noel for a hopeful trades, I never like to rely on a trade to happen even if it looks crystal clear itll happen

  17. john coakley says:
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    So I am asking all around the site this question….owner offering me Harden for my Jokic and RJax.

    I have to take that right? He only sent me a text and is a little flaky, but he did give me a two hour window so it seems he is shopping the beard.

    • Slim

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      @john coakley: Sure. I’d take Harden off his hands for him for that.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @john coakley: @Slim: Damn sorry I missed ya outside of his super strict window (hah) but hope you took it!

  18. Tremaine says:
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    I was offered a trade of Drummond and Paul for my AD.
    Thoughts?
    My roster-
    Holiday, Isaiah T.,Dragic,Bradley,Conley at G
    Ariza ,Gordon, Aldridge at G/F
    AD, KAT, Embiiid, Vucevic at F/C and some roster thoughts BTW thanks and happy holidays. =)

    • Slim

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      @Tremaine: So who are you dropping? Top of head I’d say pass. You aren’t exactly hurting for assists and I don’t want to break up KAT/AD combo, plus there’s no need to take on Drummonds FTs.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Tremaine: @Slim: Yeah since you’re not a FT punt, I don’t think I’d do it, and yeah you ASt are fine. I might be more interested if you could get a better piece then Drummond then drop Aaron Gordon

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        @Slim: that’s Eric Gordon my bad! Lol

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Tremaine: Aha yeah you don’t have a good drop, so yeah def not looking to do a 2-for-1

  19. Dante Green says:
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    I must admit, I was never the biggest Schroder fan at the beginning, but he has adjusted now and been playing well, BUT WHY DOES ROTOWORLD STILL HATIN ON THE GUY?? LOL They’ve been telling people to sell him high and that’s what I meant with them hatin on him. Hahaha

    • Slim

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      @Dante Green: The FG% is higher than expected but his steals are low end, TOs are high, FT volume is low, 3s are just OK. I guess it depends on how high they mean. Is Schroder going to finish top 50? Probably right on the edge. If you can get a top 25 guy then sure. Vs Reggie? They’re basically the same player.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Dante Green: @Slim: I don’t think he gets too close to top 50, but Rotoworld a) I think leans on Roto for analysis vs. H2H 2) stemming from that, leans on looking at pure metrics vs how helpful a guy can be to a H2H team

  20. Lasandro says:
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    I’ll never doubt your soothsaying, Sensei JB, but I just HAD to give Warren one last game before dropping him for Deng in my 10er roto. He looked SO much more active today and was locked in on D. Not liking Watson saying that he thinks Tucker is the best defenderin the L – may mean that he’ll always want to carve out a lot of mins for him – but I sure hope TJ gets back into the lineup soon.

    Also just picked up Parson (looked fine) and Cody (need the effciency, blks and Obrds), but Len looked monstrous on D today. Len in his limited bench role or Cody?

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      @JB Gilpin: Or is someone like Leuer (UGH, I’m a Tobias owner) or Deng (now that there’s likely a couple of extra mins without Nance) a more enticing big man add than Cody or Len? I can just address blocks later..

      • Slim

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        @Lasandro: Even with a lineup change I wouldn’t worry about any of the Pistons. They should all still be about the same. I like Cody more than all 3 of those. Len is a bit of a blocks specialist with these minutes. He’s basically the same as Henson and Cody hits the cats of need.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lasandro: @Slim: Good call my man! Something kinda flipped a switch and he looked great. As I mentioned in today’s notes, Tucker is his only real roadblock to nice 30+ MPG. tucker can’t leave fast enough. Yeah I like Cody the most too

  21. Doctor G says:
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    Slim/JB! Rest of the season, pure value, in a 12er, rapid fire…lets go!!!
    Tyreke or Dirk??
    Elf or Tyreke?
    Tyreke or Brandon Knight?
    Tyreke or Ryan Anderson?
    Ryan Anderson or Dirk?
    Elfrid or Ryan Anderson??
    Brandon Knight or Elfrid??
    Brandon Knight or Dirk??

    Thanks gents!! 🙂

    • Slim

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      @Doctor G:
      Tyreke
      Elfrid
      Tyreke I guess
      Pickem. Need based.
      Anderson
      Elfrid
      Elfrid
      Knight

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Doctor G: @Slim: Ugh. Dirk, but don’t feel good about it.
        Elfrid by far
        Meh I’d go Knight (Slim what is with you loving Reke now?!??!?!?!)
        Ryno
        Ryno
        Elfrid
        Mehhhh Knight I guess

  22. Tyler says:
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    Hey guys someone just dropped Collison. Is he must own in 12er? I’m good with G stats and need more 3s/rebs hence my last roster is Mirotic. Think I should drop him and claim Collison? I also have Tyreke.

    • Slim

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      @Tyler: Not must own these days… I haven’t watched too much of SAC but Collison’s minutes are starting to become a concern. Lawson gaining momentum really sucks. Collison is basically the same player he was last year, I guess age is finally starting to catch up to him (29).

      • Tyler says:
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        @Slim: does this mean you’d rather stash tyreke than colly? He’s really my only drop since I just picked Miro up and need his boards.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Slim: @Tyler: Some comments on today’s notes too, but yeah Colly isn’t “must own” in 12ers. I would likely keep him though. I think it’s more about role and minutes than age. I would make that swap losing Reke

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