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The Fournier-Year-Old Virgin

After a very tough start to his season going 2-14 in his first two games, Evan Fournier finally found his stroke last night going 5-10 (2-3 3PTM) for a 12/3/2 line in a season high 25 minutes.  If you’re like me, you’re a Fournier virgin in all leagues.  Sure he’s way off the map (I don’t know where France is!), but I have a feeling he could surprise later on in the season.  In the last 8 games of 2012-13, Fournier went 11.5 Pts (0.9 3PTM) 2.3 Rebs 2.8 Asts 1.4 Stls while shooting 50% from the field and 92.9% from the stripe in only 23 minutes a game.  Now that was on a playoff team, resting some stars – sure, but this Nuggets team is a mess right now.  I know they just beat the Hawks, but a lineup starting Randy Foye and Jordan Hamilton (of course Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari are on the shelf), Fournier could get late season run as I highly doubt the Nuggets make the playoffs.  He’s a great off-the-radar multi-cat guy to keep your eye on especially in deeper leagues as we start getting into the meat of the season.  Here’s what else I saw last night in the NBA:

Reggie Jackson - Sustained a hip contusion on Wednesday night, which I missed in yesterday’s wrap up.  Sometimes things fall through the cracks!  I still think he has value, but he’s still no longer a must own in my eyes.  But hey, my eyes miss things sometimes!

Paul Millsap – Monster.  How did the Hawks lose last night?!  29/10/5/2/1 shooting 10-15 (2-3 3PTM 7-11 FT) and didn’t have a single TO.  Looking at the 0-5 Jazz, Millsap has to be ecstatic he’s in T.I.’s ATL.  Funny story, I used to work at Blockbuster over my first summer home from college, I checked out Michael Waltrip and his wife, but also ex-Panther Brentson Buckner, who asked if we had the movie ATL in stock and it was all rented out.  Oh Blockbuster…

Chris Paul - Another 12 assists!  Sure he had a terrible game otherwise, but that was the Heat’s game plan.  Gonna average 2,000 assists a game this year.

Blake Griffin - 2nd day in a row I’m going to reiterate he was underrated by the hardcore fantasy community.  Reason?  He’s one of those guys that’s in commercials and makes Sportscenter so it’s easy to say he’s overrated by the mainstream.  11-15 27/14/2 last night.  I don’t have too big a leg to stand on as I don’t own him in any leagues, but my rankings did suggest he was a little underrated depending on the kind of league you’re in.

Omri Casspi - Ugh, at least he gave you 5/3/1 with a steal and 3 last night.  The fact the Lakers beat the Rox at home should tell you all you need to know about the over-usage of Omer Asik.  Still think there’s upside of minutes and the upside of a starter’s role here.

Dwyane Wade - Wade was like, “Durant I can show you were to put that torch!” 13-22 29/4/7/3/1 and really took over this game.  “Gonna be an Olympic run to you know where!”

DeAndre Jordan - Another big game going 11/14/1/2/1.  Another big games in minutes at 42:01.  You’re telling me Byron Mullens and Ryan Hollins aren’t good for your health, Doc?

Cartier Martin – 0-7 for the super deep owners looking for something.  Hey at least he got you 3 steals!  But I don’t need those in REL!

DeMarre Carroll - 30 minutes for a boring 10/5/3 with 2 steals.  Boring but useful!  Martin still finished with the starters though….

Kyle Korver - I need a rainbow line calculator.  I bet Korver has had maybe 3 in his career.  16/5/4/2/2 with the pair of treys you know you’re gonna get.  If he keeps up the multi-cat stats, of course he’s a must-own.  But sorry Rotoworld blurb guy, gotta call you out – “There’s a bit of a misconception about Korver and how he’s just a shooter, and that’s simply not the case. In just 30.5 minutes per game last season, he had 0.9 steals, 4.0 boards and 0.5 blocks.”  0.9 Stls and 0.5 Blks from a starter?!  Championship!  Both Rebs and Stls were highs since 2004.  0.5 Blks was a career-high.  And he used to play comparable minutes in Philly.  Korver is a good shooter, fine, but even if he duplicates those peripherals, I mean, c’mon, any starter is doing that.  I’m ranty today – I have no idea why I have such a bias on Korver.  Maybe I’m too used to H2H and streaming ThrAGNOF!

Nate Robinson - Another one of my biases.  I’m 6’7 so any little guy that annoys me I have a bias against.  Midgets are hiding something!  5-11 (4-6 3PTM) 15/3/3.  “There’s a bit of a misconception about Robinson and how he’s just a shooter, and that’s simply not the case. In just 25.5 minutes per game last season, he had 1.0 steals, 2.2 boards and 4.4 dimes.”  See how you can just stream these shooters to boost your 3s?!

Steve Blake - “”There’s a bit of a misconception about Blake and how he’s just a shooter, and that’s simply not the case. In just 26 minutes per game last season, he had 0.8 steals, 2.9 boards and 3.8 dimes.”  Haha, Ok I’m done.  Hit a huge three last night!  The Rockets deserve it for not starting Casspi!  Blake was 4-6 from deep and none bigger this year than last night’s game winner.

Jodie Meeks - Was absolutely on fire, going 6-9 (5-7 3PTM) in another ThrAGNOF performance.  I won’t do another blurb-fail, but he’s a solid multi-3 threat on off days when you can stream.

Wesley Johnson - Led the Lakers in shots off the bench going 6-15.  How the Lakers have beaten the Rockets and Clippers already this year is one of life’s greatest mysteries…

Chris Kaman - Got the start, mostly to D up Omer Asik, and went 6/10/1/2/2 in 20 minutes.  That’s about what I thought he’d do on this team with a little more scoring.

Pau Gasol - The Gasol brothers need a work stress hotline!  Eh, well Pau’s been OK… Just was rough last night shooing 1-10 2/12.

Xavier Henry - The hot early season pickup was a hot whilst bench warming last night.  Played only 14 minutes off the bench for 1-5 3/1/1 and a steal.  I still think he’s pretty good, but this team is going to mix and match more than Taylor Swift boyfriends.

Dwight Howard - The Lakers did hack-a-Dwight and it worked!  5-16 from the stripe.  Wow, bye-bye Dwight owners in FT% leagues – have fun with that Jim Jones juice!

Patrick Beverley’s death match against Jeremy Lin - PBev nearly 34 minutes, Lin just over 31.  PBev shot 1-10.  Lin 5-8.  PBev 3/4/4/1/1 Lin 16/1/3/3/2.  PBev still looked good out there though.  Both will be useful, and I think both can sustain 30+ minute workloads.

 

Next Games: I’ve got BKN @ WAS then LAL @ NOP tonight to round out the week.  Excited to see a full game of John Wall and Anthony Davis heading into the weekend.  Good luck wrapping up week 2!

102 Responses

  1. Connor says:
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    Any thoughts on picking up Ryan Anderson or Tobias Harris? Both have been dropped because of injuries

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: I’d pick up Anderson before Tobias. If you’re not losing too much production I have no problem with it.

  2. TJ says:
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    Took some of your advice in acquiring Patrick Beverley through the Free Agents.
    Was yesterday just a fluke? Will he assume the steady production he’s been said to achieve?

    Do you still rate him in a similar bracket to Jrue Holiday?

    Questions!

    Thanks from Australia (love your work)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TJ: Yea he isn’t that bad a shooter. Rockets still trying to find its optimal rotations. I’m not a big Jrue fan, but still like Jrue over PBev and think there’s a little space between the two. Awesome hope you’re enjoying summer coming in, thanks for reading!

    • Slim

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      @TJ: I don’t want to steal JBs thunder but it was me who put Beverley into the same tier as Jrue Holiday. I don’t think JB is quite the believer I am. Beverley’s shot wasn’t falling but I thought he looked really active on both ends and the 5 3pt attempts are a good sign. 30 minutes is going to be his floor. The thing to remember about Beverley is that he isn’t a big assist guy. The reason I like him so much is that he rebounds and blocks better than possibly any other PG. 3PTM and Steals are above average too. TOers are very low, both %s should be above average for the position. To me he looks like a 9 category contributor and a lock for top 50 production. Better in a category league than a points league. Great for Roto.

    • shale says:
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      @TJ: Beverley is in no where near a Jrue level player. I think dude had like >8ast last year on >15 points, and got 3 or 4 boards too.

      Lin is a better player than Beverley in every (fantasy) way too, except TOs.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @shale: True but Jrue (rhyme!) was awful in the 2nd half. I think Lin and PBev are comparable in overall value, narrowly like Lin more too but close.

  3. Slim

    Slim says:
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    I came here looking for a Pero Antic update! Worst part is I only half kid. He could have some value in very deep leagues.

    Lin also went 5-8 from the FT line and turned it over 3 times vs Beverleys 1. I would score the 1st round 9-9. In other words Lin won 10-9 but gets penalized for his FTs and TOers.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: haha yea I will definitely monitor when I get a Hawks game. Agree he might have value. Yea I think PBev looked good out there. Your boyfriend stays with ya!

  4. DanThePoorMetFan says:
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    So glad you took over the Razzball basketball blog, very informative and insightful.
    Im in a 16 team espn head to head league where we keep 8 and the league is big on double doubles I got offered the following trade..

    I get..
    Butler
    Hill
    Pierce
    for
    Batum
    Chandler Parsons

    Here is my current roster and after a week and a half I am second in overall scoring points…
    PG Chris Paul, LAC PG
    SG Nicolas Batum, Por SF, SG
    SF Chandler Parsons, Hou SF
    PF DeMarcus Cousins, Sac C, PF
    C Nikola Pekovic, Min C
    G DeMar DeRozan, Tor SG
    F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cha SF
    UTIL Miles Plumlee, Pho PF, C
    Bench John Henson, Mil PF
    Bench Gerald Green, Pho SF, SG
    Bench Kelly Olynyk, Bos C
    Bench Steven Adams, OKC C

    Not having a second PG is hurting me when CP3 has the night off

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      @DanThePoorMetFan: I wouldn’t do it, pgs come out of the woodwork every year, just be patient. Batum is way too valuable even though Pierce and Butler are good, I personally don’t like Hill much though.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DanThePoorMetFan: Thanks man! It’s been a blast and thanks so much for reading! I agree, I’m holding off on that trade. Batum and Parsons are both fantastic and probably the best two players, with Hill and Parsons close.

      • DanThePoorMetFan says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks JB (and Tobias) for the advice… and JB and Slim… keep up the great work! Im so glad you guys revamped and kept alive the basketball version of Razzball… Grey should be proud!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @DanThePoorMetFan: Thanks so much man! Be sure to let Grey know on his next article so we get a raise :)

          • DanThePoorMetFan says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            You got it… when I buy a daiquiri(why daiquiri, dem for girls non? offer tequila or something) I will be sure to request that the proceeds go to you

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @DanThePoorMetFan: You can buy me a crown and coke! I’ve got a bar tab button as well here on hoops, in between the first and second articles on the main page. Now I’m thirsty…

              • DanDanThePoorMuttFan says:
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                @JB Gilpin: u got it…

                • DanThePoorMetFan says:
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                  @DanDanThePoorMuttFan: I sent 10 Canadian bucks your way JB… I hope that gets you a double rye and coke.

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @DanThePoorMetFan: You’re the man! Will make it a double and buy you the same one day!

  5. Drewsky says:
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    Love the columns, I look forward to it every day!
    I’m torn on a trade i received, it’s a Yahoo, 10 team 9-cat h2h daily league with deeper benches so it plays like a 12 team. I was offered a couple of trades:

    Give:
    Horford, Conley
    Get:
    Irving, Jeff Green

    or

    Give:
    Bledsoe
    Favors
    Teague

    Get:
    Irving
    Kanter
    Redick

    My Team:
    G’s: Paul, Conley, Teague, Bledsoe, Hayward, Danny Green, Beverly
    F’s: Favors, Jimmy Butler, Marion, Plumlee
    C’s: Horford, Monroe, Hawes, Markieff Morris

    I’m pretty comfy where I’m at, but Kyrie is the best player in the trade, and it’s impairing my judgement!

    His team:
    G: Irving, Westbrook, Ellis, Oladipo, Ginobili, Waiters, Redick
    F: Jeff Green, Ryan Anderson, Tobias Harris, Millsap, Granger
    C: Howard, Kanter, Kaman

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Drewsky: Thanks so much for reading man! I like that first trade quite a bit. I’m not nearly as big on the 2nd and probably wouldn’t do it. Re the first, I like Jeff Green a lot, Kyrie is best in the deal and Conley is a little scary just because the Grizzlies are struggling really bad early.

  6. John says:
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    I just made a couple of big moves. I traded my Kevin Love for Anthony Davis, and Monta-Parsons for Wade-Kevin Martin. I know Martin’s number is unsustainable but he is the starting SG for T’Wolves, I just hope his achilles will hold up. For D-Wade, I probably ship him off while he’s hot. What do you think? I’m very down in blocks, TOs, and 3PM. Did my move help me on these cats? I hope. Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @John: I still like Love more, but the threat of injury makes it close. I think I like Monta Parsons side better too. Both are close though! Yeah the blocks gets a nice boost, don’t think 3s change too much for ya

  7. chillmodious says:
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    Morning, doodes!

    Still trying to figure out what to do with the bottom of my roster. Right now, that spot belongs to Reggie Jackson while I continue to hold and show faith in Patrick Beverley, who’s probably second from the bottom of my roster… *looks in Slim’s direction and winks* I’m thinking of dropping Reggie for Gerald Henderson, but they guy I’ve really had my eye on is Trey Burke (who has a starting PG gig waiting with open arms). Any advice as to whom I should go for?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @chillmodious: Haha Slim will soon be known as “PBev boy.” I would indeed get Henderson. Then keep waiting out Burke a little bit and see if you can snatch him up in another week-week and a half.

  8. YoBro says:
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    Thoughts on which side you like; 9 cat league.

    Team A gets Rose and DeAndre

    Team B gets Jefferson and Rubio

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @YoBro: I like team B side. Assuming Al Jefferson and not Richard hahahaha

  9. Anthony says:
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    My Ellis and Varejao for Rubio and Shawn Marion? Is it a big loss? I’m trying to get Rubio and his $1 price tag in my big keeper league..but I am in contention to win this season. What say you? Thanks! It’s h2h most categories, 12 teams, 6 keepers. Thanks again!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Anthony: Yeah I still love Rubio and with that keeper price I definitely pull the trigger. I like it even without the keeper aspect.

  10. MC says:
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    I got offered Marc Gasol and K. Faried for Greg Monroe and Wilson Chandler… Should I take the offer? H2H points league

    • DanThePoorMetFan says:
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      @MC:

      On paper I like the Marc Gasol and K. Faried side, but both are playing well below their expected production…. probably a great buy low opportunity. I never liked Wilson Chandler. I would do it

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MC: Yeah I agree, great buy low, gotta take it

  11. Sae says:
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    While Korver’s steals and blocks aren’t great, his value comes from his monster 3′s. It’s when you combine 2.5 threes / 0.9 steal / 0.5 block, it becomes a valuable combination. 4-5 reb and 0.5 block from you SG is hardly bad. Not to mention his %’s aren’t bad either., whats there not to like? He was a super late pick, and he’s outdoing his ADP by a ton to start off the year.. I don’t even have Korver, just explaining why hes good.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Sae: In roto or limited moves leagues, sure Korver is fine. But he’s streamable for the 3s. And you can replace those through the week with a stream spot. Just explaining how to win H2H

  12. Boris says:
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    Points league

    I’ve been offered Faried for Kanter, thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Boris: I think I’d actually take Kanter. I like him

  13. AJ says:
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    Who do you play tonight boss, Gerald Green or Harrison Barnes?? Thanks man!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: Hmmmm close, if you need the 3s Green, otherwise Barnes

  14. MB says:
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    Your thoughts on trading Cousins for Rose?

    12-team, 9-cat league

    I know the TO’s are a concern, but he’s gotta bounce back right? Right?!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MB: Yeah definitely, I’d take Rose

  15. Prodders says:
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    Can’t get any bites on a 2 for 1, frustrating as there’s lots of interesting guys on the wire. The one possibility was getting Westbrook for Teague and Hayward. I love to trade up but not sure RW is enough of an upgrade on either for it to be worth it? Offered teague with butler / jonas / korver but I doubt either of those get taken.

    Thoughts? My bottom 4 guys are Jordan, Knight, Korver and PBev, don’t really want to drop one but tempted by McLemore, Barnes, Green and possibly MKG.

    Many thanks again, you guys do a great job.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Prodders: I think I would indeed do it, even as a Teague fan. Definitely like your first offer more. I’d probably hold your bottom 4 right now, despite all the Korver debates and my hate

  16. AZ Ramirez says:
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    JB as usual great recap, completely agree with the Korver rant….definitely one of the secrets to my success last year 2.6 3′s at a 46% clip with less than 1 TO per game…..killed it for me on 3 championship teams.
    2 quick questions:
    Danny Granger vs. Kevin Martin ROS?
    Both have injury concerns, Martin for his career, Granger more of late. But both offer 2+ 3′s and kill it from the line. I own both but keep getting offers for Martin.

    2nd Question may seem dumb…but I cant seem to make a decision for some reason. Different League by the way. (10T Dynasty H2H 15 Man Rosters)
    Someone is offering me LeBron for DeMarcus Cousins and Kevin Martin….seems like a no brainer but I’m borderline elite in FT% and 3′s, should be top 3-4 in REB and ASTs and near the cellar in BLKs and FG. The only concern I have is that we count Double Doubles and its a dynasty but I cant keep LeBron.
    I’d be shedding Cousins’ shoddy FT and Martins elite FT, which is close but not quite a wash, I’d probably make a decent leap in FG% and become elite in ASTs and probably take a hit in DDs and points.

    Any words of advice aside from make the trade immediately lol?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AZ Ramirez: Haha so disagree? Martin by far over Granger. Since dynasty and you can’t keep LeBron makes it a shade closer, but yea, you gotta take it IMO. My advice is – good that you’ve taken the time to think it through, to join us for a brief chat about it – and now take it!

      • AZ Ramirez says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Agree that Korver is like a high end Streamer and that aside from threes he’s offering stats that I’d be able to contribute….but I did have him on some teams via waivers with intentions of streaming him and not much else and he stuck around for a bit. I hear you on the Bron trade…I just pulled the trigger…..and Kevin Martin and Demarcus just had pretty huge nights to say their goodbyes.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @AZ Ramirez: Oh ok gotcha… Wasn’t sure if you were being sarcastic or not! Yeah I mean, EOS guys can stick like that late when only a few teams are active in H2H playoffs. I just don’t understand the love for Korver, I guess it’s the dreamy eyes… Anyway, yeah beautiful goodbye presents and welcome to the squad LeBron!

  17. John says:
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    Is giving up Wade-Al Jeff for Kevin Love too much?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John: Yeahhhh a tiny bit too much. Just because you could lose Love with injury, but he’s def a huge haul

  18. Slim

    Slim says:
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    I hear Steven Adams is pretty good. 7/10. 3/4. 17/10/3/1/3/0. 30 minutes.

    • Prodders says:
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      @Slim: Time to pick him up? Has Brooks finally seen sense and sent Perkins to the knackers yard? Bargnani also had a monster game – worth grabbing with tyson out?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Prodders: Bargnani definitely needs to be added. They’ll use him a lot. Yeah if Adams gets run like this over Perk it makes the Thunder a better team for sure.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Slim: Yeah that was a surprising line. Don’t think he gets those minutes that often and played against a weak front line with Drummond not playing much. Side note – where’s all the Drummond fans tonight???

  19. Zandy says:
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    Drop tristan thompson for MKG or Bargs? 8 cat h2h

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zandy: Hmmm, guessing shallower league? I have no prob going with Bargs for a little bit

      • Zandy says:
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        @JB Gilpin: super shallow. Annoyingly shallow. Redick Wilson burks Reggie mkg vitor Sullinger bass derozan Jameer are all on the wire… Trying every single two for one I can! Haha

        Thanks for the help jb!

        • Zandy says:
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          @Zandy: is markieff a must add based on tonight?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Zandy: Nah not in shallow leagues. I would just use a spot to stream, go with one of the above tomorrow, then Barg on Sunday

            • Zandy says:
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              @JB Gilpin: weekly league but I feel you. Thanks boss

              Plus Phoenix plays twice next week… So ill just watch from afar

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Zandy: Aha yup sounds like a plan!

  20. DanDanThePoorMuttFan says:
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    hey slim… big thanks for the steve adams suggestion a few blogs back… grey would be proud as much as I am tickled pink

    this is why i love razzbal

    ps sell high or hold and prosper?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DanDanThePoorMuttFan: Slim is the man! I thought Adams was a character from Lord of the Rings, so hey… go Slim! I would hold for now and let value hopefully build.

  21. Nathan says:
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    So Ilyasova, Andrew Bynum, and Danny Green have all been dropped in my league. It’s a 10-team keeper league, though keeping Bynum or Ilyasova would be expensive.

    Do you like any of them over Casspi, Miles Plumlee, or Michael K-G?

    Are you still high on Ilyasova after seeing him so hobbled so far?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nathan: Whoa Ilyasova dropped! Yeah I’d grab him for Casspi, I like Casspi but he was a deep guy I liked a lot, not a guy with Ilyasova’s upside. I will say I dropped Sova way down after the ankle and saw this hobbling start coming, but a good buy low/wire grab

  22. m1chael says:
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    Hey JB! Love your write ups. Look forward to Razzball every morning before work.

    Got a couple questions.. Last time we talking you said I should drop Foye/Brewer for Henson/Bogut but those didn’t go through as my waiver wasn’t high enough.

    With Chase Budinger returning as early as next week… how much would it impact C. Brewer’s stats/playing time? Should I dump him for a hot FA or Bogut? Also he contributes a lot of steals for my team so…I’m lost at what I should do. My team right now is…

    J. Wall
    S. Curry
    D. Lillard
    A. Nicholson (only picked him up till Tobias comes back then probably drop him for a hot FA)
    J. Green
    N. Pek
    R. Lopez
    S. Adams (just picked him up last night hoping he takes over Perkins time. Dropped Psycho-T for him)
    S. Hawes
    D. DeRozan
    T. Barris
    C. Brewer

    Also a lot of the other guys on my league want Lillard. I’ve been offered Hibbert, David Lee, DMC. What do you think? Is my team well rounded enough to hold Lillard?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @m1chael: Thanks man! Really appreciate it and thanks for reading! I still like Brewer and think he starts, but he might not be 30 minutes when all the SFs are back. That said, I think the report means he’ll be with the team and he’ll start practicing but still will be a little while. After the whole Westbrook fiasco, who knows what’s going on! I’d hold Lillard for those guys, maybe see if you can get an upside PG with one of the big mean in a 2 for 1.

  23. mr claus says:
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    great recap as usual.

    need some advice..
    got offered hibbert and matthews for my lawson and parsons..

    my team
    G rubio lawson it2 hill felton
    F james ilyasova parsons favors
    C kanter gortat sanders henson

    9 cat h2h

    sanders is disappointing and got me thinking to trade him if i accept this trade.
    or just wait till sanders get it going?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @mr claus: I’ll start bottom up, I think you gotta hold Sanders, I wouldn’t buy low. Seems like he’ll be back on the court soon. Then I don’t think I’d do that deal, I like Lawson the best and Parsons I like a lot more than Matthews. With Sanders hypothetically being close to what he was last year, I don’t think it’s worth the acquisition of Roy’s blocks.

      • mr claus says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks for the advice. really hope that sanders ilyasova perform their adp. milwaukee is a mess.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @mr claus: Yup that’s for sure! They need Knight too, still think he can be solid when he’s back

  24. Don O. says:
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    Hey JB good stuff as always! Fournier is decent but what’s your take on Jordan Hamilton? I’m starting to like him. Will also say that I used to be with you on Korver, but he’s growing on me and I drafted him in most leagues this season. He’s elite or near elite at both 3s and TO (the most overlooked 9-cat stat), doesn’t really hurt either percentage category because even if he’s shooting 44% he isn’t jacking up a ton of shots, and also won’t really hurt you in either blocks, steals, boards or assists when compared to other shooting guards. Decent points when the minutes are there too. Useful guy.

    Interested in your take on this deal and where to go from here: Just traded MCW ($2) and DeAndre ($3) for Big Al ($40) in an 11-cat keeper league. The extra categories are DD and FGMI. My team:

    PG: Rose ($1), Wall ($8), Kyrie ($57), Burke ($3)
    SG: Korver ($1), Stephenson ($1)
    SF: Turner ($11), Harkless ($2)
    PF: Love ($66), Splitter ($1), Bennett ($8)
    C: A. Davis ($10), Big Al ($40), B. Lopez ($17), Gortat ($6)

    Obviously swingman is my weakness, though Turner, Korver and Stephenson have all been playing well (SSS). Guys like Casspi, Brewer, Webster and Waiters are still out there and would provide a bit of needed help in 3s and steals, as is McCollum. I’m leaning towards picking up Brewer to fill DeAndre’s roster spot for the time being ( playing some top steals teams for the next couple weeks), but is it worth stashing McCollum? And if not him over any of the others, is a $1 McCollum better than an $8 Bennett (price would stay the same until after the 2014-15 season, then jumps $10 a year). I’m thinking he might be.

    Sorry to be long winded. Thanks for the input!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Don O.: Yeah Fournier is more a “keep on your radar” guy and I just wanted to make that poster haha. I hear ya, yes he’s better than most 3-point specialists, yes he’s starting hot, but then again most 3-point shooters aren’t big TO guys bc they man the perimeter. I have Korver on two teams, it’s not like he’s the plague to me, but he’s a drop when I need a stats boost in a week or two.

      Interesting deal, definitely works out with DD a cat if Jefferson’s ankle heals up. I agree I’d get Brewer for now. I’m not huge on McCollum this year, Matthews will still get tons of minutes and the Blazers run their starters into the ground. That said, a $1 keep of him for next year I think I do like more than Bennett at $8. If Matthews gets hurt or they break up the team to rebuild (which is semi-likely) McCollum could start. Any time man!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Don O.: Oh and Hamilton – he’s decent but inconsistent and I don’t see being much a factor when Wilson Chandler is back. But Chandler is going to be eased in you’d assume, so he could be valuable another week

  25. Eng says:
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    JB! Could you please rank- Kirilenko, Casspi, Dorrell W, JJ Hickson for ROS. Thank you!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eng: I’d go Casspi (upside), Hickson, AK47, Dorrell. Any time!

  26. Maestro says:
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    I play in a 10 Category H2H League. My team is weak at 3pt shots and blocks.

    Would you do this deal? I give Lebron and Rubio and get Curry and Anthony Davis.

    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Maestro: Seems to fit your needs and as I tweeted early last night, I think Davis will be a top 5 pick next year. That was in the 1st qtr and he went 32/12/6! He’s unreal. I do the deal

  27. Zandy says:
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    8 cat weekly h2h

    Last 2 roster spots who you got: Tristan markieff mkg bargnani Wilson

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zandy: I’d do mkg and Barg

  28. Pops says:
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    Hi JB,
    8 team h2h daily 11 cat league. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    guards=
    Rubio
    Conley
    Teague
    Walker
    Mayo
    Beverley
    Stephenson
    G Green

    forwards=
    A Davis
    Millsap
    Vucevic
    Faried
    Derozan
    Korver
    MKG
    centers=
    JV
    Drummond

    On Waivers=Henderson-W Chandler-Nash-Stuckey-Chalmers-Pope

    T Harris-Webster-Harkless-Nicholson

    Garnett-Splitter-Olynik-Kaman-Blair

    • Pops says:
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      @Pops: Corey Brewer is on waiver also.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pops: I’d get Henderson for Green, green’s minutes are about over

      • Pops says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks

  29. Slim

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    And so ends the Beverley vs Lin debate. It was fun for the 2 days it lasted.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: Boom haters!

  30. John says:
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    What do you think of Patrick Beverly? Will he be the starting PG for rockets or it depends on his and Lin’s performance night in and night out? Is Calderon worth as 2nd or 3rd string PG? I do like his 3PM and low turnover. I still have Al Jeff, Ilyasova and Tobias Harris. I don’t know when will they start playing but I want to hold to them for now. Any news for Omer Asik changing his address? Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @John: Beverley should be the starter while healthy. Slim loves him, I think he’s solid. If Calderon is available, I think you need to pick him up, probably for Harris. He’s easily a top 75 guy. I don’t think they’re shopping Asik, but ya never know, it would come down to a deadline deal I’d guess.

  31. Brent

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    Would you rather own Isiah Thomas or Patrick Beverley? Or those guys over Brandon Knight? I own IT2 and Knoght with Beverley on waivers. I already have Wall, Westbrook, Teague, and Lawson

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: Man. I want all 3. I’d rank IT2, Beverley Knight I think. Very close.

      • Brent

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        @JB Gilpin: I lost McGee to injury, I’m bailing. Do I grab Ant-Rand? Mozgov? Faverini? Smith? I have no back up center. I almost want to grab beverley then trade a point guard. Thoughts?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @The Fantasy Dick: Yeah I’m with you, I grab Beverley and try to trade. Smith would be my big man pickup

          • Brent

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            @JB Gilpin: should I offer Teague for Noah?

  32. JP says:
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    Just lost McGee for who knows how long. (Not sure if I should be disappointed.) Need boards and mostly blocks. Who is the best replacement: Adams, Biyambo, Faverini? Thanks.

    • DanThePoorMetFan says:
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      @JP: If I’m stepping on JB and Slims toes let me know… but you gotta go and pick up Adams.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JP: I’d probably go Adams too. Upside of a starting role

      • JP says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks for the advice. Now all I have to do is wait for Brooks to make a good decision

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JP: Haha might be a while!

  33. John says:
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    I’m playing ROTO 9 Cat league on a weekly basis. I need some help in FG%, rebs, and blocks. I got two options for third week: Jonas Valanciunas and Al Jefferson. Both of them will play 4 games. I think Jonas will see increase in minutes because the opponents (Hou, Mem, Chi, Por) will play big lineups (except Por) but he’ll see tough matchups. For the case of Big Al, he has weaker matchups (Atl, Bos, Cle, Mia) but his ankle is still a concern and missing 3-4 games for this week will be huge for me. Your thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @John: I’d go Jonas until we see a full week from big Al. And by full week a full slate of games at a starter’s pace too. So I’m sticking with JV

  34. John says:
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    Is Steve Blake worth picking up?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @John: Tough to answer without knowing league size or who you’d be dropping, but yeah he’s gonna play consistent minutes, hit 3s/score/dish and I don’t see that going down too much even when Kobe is back

  35. Mike says:
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    Would you trade Serge Ibaka for Pau and another big man like Dunan or Gortat? I drafted to win blocks so I also have the Colonel. I need assists so Timmy D and Pau would be great, but I’m not sure how I should value Serge for the rest of the season.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mike: I still think Serge has a big year coming off his best game. I like the developing offense and a three or two he’ll hit here and there. I’d probably hold.

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