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Razzball Nation!  Hopefully you’re hopping over here to boast your hardware.  To flaunt your gold.  To show us all your bigger red ass to display your dominance over us weakling chimps!  Most H2H leagues wrapped up last night, and I had a brutal year.  Multi-titles last year, not a one this time out.  But hey!  It’s been a fun season, and we’ve still got a few weeks left for other H2Hers and Roto players.  So we’ll be here!  And we’ve got a fun championship edition week coming at ya, with Slim’s REL acceptance speech along with Wednesday’s RCL Championship crowning.  Speaking of crowning, somebody get Aaron Brooks the iron throne (I thought about making a birthing joke instead, but that’s gross)!  Dude has been owning Westeros (I think that’s right, it’s hard to keep up with all the kingdoms when you haven’t read the books!), getting his second straight 40+ minute outing and blowing up for 24/8/15/3/0.  As I mentioned in the comments at some point last week, Brooks against the Rockets with no Patrick Beverley checking him was going to be saucy.  Then Ty Lawson had to sit on top of it!  Wow, that sentence comes off weird as a standalone…  Brooks looks to be an immediate add with Brian Shaw quoted that he’s not rushing Lawson back.  As well he shouldn’t, captain obvious!  Try and snatch up Brooks if you still can and ride him while Lawson sits on it, apparently.  Hah!  Here’s what else I saw over the weekend:

Anthony Davis – The Brow is playing with no Back.  He’s an invertebrate!  Had to get treatment during the game, and now health is starting to scare me a bit with my assumed #3 ranking I’m giving him next year…  15/5 with 4 blocks, yeah the swats are nice, but that’s like a Robin Lopez line!

Trey Burke – Career high dimebag!  24/4/15 hitting a couple of treys.  Trey with treys!  He’ll be a tough guy to rank; I had him really high before his broken hand cut his preseason time and I sunk him.  Will have some interesting upside next year.

Draymond Green – #OccupyDraymondGreen!  Whilst he occupies all the cats!  11/4/1/1/1 with a trey shooting 5-6.  Put up a rainbow Friday night of 10/10/4/2/2.  Start a Twitter revolution!

LaMarcus Aldridge – Will he be a first rounder next year?  I think he probably has to be, with a big 25/18/4/0/4 again last night.  No Escape from L.A.!

P.J. Tucker – P.J. ain’t no project!  One of the most efficient rainbows you’ll ever see, going 22/7/3/2/2 shooting 7-9 with four treys.  What a sendoff game for Slim’s REL team!  Slim, are you going to shave now that you have the title?

Gerald Green – 24/2/0/0/0 with five treys.  “Oh my god, his ThrAGNOF is like, so big!”

Tony Parker – Getting an MRI for a back that is MIA.  He’s old, walks with a cane, of course his back is thrown out.  No way he plays the next few Spurs games, I’d say probably streamable if you’re in the final week of a H2H championship.

James Johnson - Led the Grizz in minutes.  “Why do they only play me in futile blowouts!?”  20/5/3/0/0.  Remember the uphill fights I had saying JJ’s minutes would keep him from staying relevant all year?  No doubting there’s something there though if he could start somewhere!

Evan Fournier – The Virgin is back!  26/4/4 with six treys in 39 bench minutes.  The shot are a-flyin’ against the Rox!  Well, not so much for Randy Foye, who I think I was right to call overrated all year.

Omer Asik – Tried to go rainbow!  Wtf?!  18/23/1/3/3 almost getting a Goromotaro as well.  Implausible!  Oddly enough, shot 6-11 both from the field and the stripe.  If only Dwight Howard had never signed…  Now Asik’s fantasy owners and Lakers fans have something in common!

Paul George – 6 steals.  But past that, 18/7/2 with only one trey, shooting 6-17 and only 5-9 FT.  Not the way to end most fantasy owners’ seasons!  Is PG a first-rounder next year?  I highly doubt it, ten points for JB!

Roy Hibbert – Negative points for Hibbert!  And for the Pacers as a whole… 23 points in the first half?!  Then apparently Hibbert was “late out of the locker room” after the half.  I knew I shouldn’t have had that burrito!  Led to him getting benched and only playing 9 minutes of 0-5 FG ball with no stats and a TO.  We called him a drop weeks ago, so hopefully this one didn’t sting ya!

Jordan Hill – Did what you’d hope!  22/9/0/2/0 shooting 10-14.  FG% boss!  All that in only 29 minutes.  Huzzah efficiency!  And pigtails…

Nick Young – 2-11 from deep.  Lordy.  And you wonder why they keep getting blown out…

Blake Griffin – Able to play through various ailments for 23/7/5/3/0.  Been a huge year and able to stay mostly healthy.  “He’s mostly healthy at night… Mostly…”

Carmelo Anthony – Caught Nick Young-itis.  4-17.  Labradoodles everywhere!

J.R. Smith – Like playing against someone in NBA 2K14 who just hits circle as soon as they cross the half court line.  32/5/3/2/0 and did hit 10 treys, but 11-28.  I guess that’s not “that bad”, but it’s more ball hoggish than an obese man at an all you can eat Rocky Mountain oyster buffet.

 

Sorry a bit of a shorter post today, but my mammoth baseball piece that will be out this afternoon ate my soul.  So hop over to baseball later today if you’re looking to talk some pitchers!  Enjoy the NCAA Final tonight and be sure to set your lineups on your remaining active teams tomorrow!

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  1. Wutang says:
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    Wow, first to the comments! Would just like to say thank you for the posts all year, and of course thanks to slim as well!

    Having questions in fantasy basketball is a pain when you’re in a league with all your friends, so it’s great to have somewhere to post and have those questions answered!

    You guys are the bomb!

    Yes, I took home the title 7-2 in the last week, only losing TO’s and ft%! I’ll take it! Wouldn’t of had a chance without you guys. Keep up the great work, and I’m still here reading after the win! You’ve got me hooked!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wutang: Thanks man! We try! Def glad to have ya, we’re gonna have some great offseason stuff right when the season ends with a fun ranking review and early rankings for next year, so we’ll slingin’ our drug haha

  2. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Wow…a big shout out to Ty Lawson for sitting out on the final day of the Fantasy season. Your timing couldn’t have been better. Losing my RCL championship because I tied in steals and lost FG% by .003 on the final day doesn’t hurt at all. You couldn’t suit up and get me one lousy steal Ty? One? And how can I forget Roy Hibbert as well, that game you gave me on the final day……what can I say, I think the 0-5 was what tipped the FG% cat for me, although in fairness Caron Butlers 1-6 probably had a hand in that too. Thanks guys.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Haha that sucks man, well Hibbert was iffy anyway, but yea, Pacers in disarray

  3. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    One other thing….surely I can’t be the only one who’s completely taken aback by the post-championship drop that was just made in the you know what league? Someone is getting maybe the best value in the league for years to come for absolutely free. That doesn’t seem quite right.

    • Slim

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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Yeah I was surprised to see that too. I made an add just to see if it would let me. It’s going to be worse at the end of this week if we can still make another move. I would absolutely be for eliminating todays moves all together, and of course next weeks too. I was really surprised Yahoo let it happen, the season should have been locked after the last game Sunday night.

      I also noticed that you can make $0 moves. I didn’t know that was possible.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @A Hill O’ Beans: @Slim: Weird on all counts. Ilyasova won’t be awarded to Scurry, I thought rosters would lock with the season over. The only dynasties I’ve done have been roto, so since obviously you can’t make moves when the season is over, I thought the basketball league would as well. Posting on the message board now.

        • A Hill O' Beans says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Ilyasova is the first one I saw, but the big one to me was Kanter…..who would cost $1 for the rest of his career.

          The $0 waiver claims are more than a little surprising. Seems like you shouldn’t be able to do that at all.

          I’ve never been in a basketball keeper on Yahoo, so I’m not sure what to expect with regards to moves after the season is over.

        • A Hill O' Beans says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Oh, and I’ll throw it out there that even as a guy who just got Farmar today in one of those pickups. I have no problem if you are cancelling those moves. I really don’t think they should have been allowed since the season is over.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @A Hill O’ Beans: Yeah neither had I hence the bumps, but to be expected in the first year. No matter what, Ilyasova won’t be awarded because Barking messaged me about it. I’m fine with no one being awarded, but feel bad in case owners were saving their FAAB. So I think it’s fair to let everyone else keep their pickups, the only real highway robbery is Kanter. And Scurry can get someone else with his $50, but yeah it’s a little messy I didn’t think it would be…

  4. TR says:
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    I managed to win two championships out of four leagues in my second year of fantasy basketball! One of those championships was my main league with all my friends and that pesky NR.

    Now to win a baseball championship! I have no trade questions but I’ve already gotten a bit trade happy and made 8 trades since drafting a week before games started. Trading too much might be bad but it’s already got me Goldschmidt and Cabrera on the same team and I made 54 trades in the league I won a basketball championship in

    • TR says:
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      @TR: thank you for your help all year!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TR: That NR is pesky ineed! Wow, 8 trades already?! I made two in my main league and thought that was a lot! If it’s workin for ya tho, keel wheelin and dealin!

  5. NR says:
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    I have another trade offer of: my Cliff Lee, Ryan Zimmerman, and CarGo for his Cabrera and Sonny Gray. Thought?

    • NR says:
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      @NR: he just added Carl Crawford to his side.

    • Bi-Felicia says:
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      The Pain I feel watching my beloved Pacers flush the season down the shitter has me hating NBA basketball right now!!! So much so, I may not play fantasy next year!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Bi-Felicia: Haha you and I both know that’s not true :)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @NR: I think I like that one. Zimmerman a little banged up, CarGO alays injury risk, and you can replace pitching more easily and you get best in deal

  6. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Need to set my weekly H2H pts lineup and have some injury/sitting/games played concerns. Format awards big bonus for dbl-dbls and otherwise weighs peripheral stats pretty heavily.

    1. At my 4th F slot, Duncan (who has 5G scheduled, but will probably only play in a max of 4), or Mason Plumlee (6G, been decent lately)?
    2. At C slots, pick 2 of Howard (6G, but who knows how many he plays?), Asik (also 6, production directly tied to whether Howard plays) or Chandler (4G)?
    3. At Util, Ginobili (5G, but could get Popped), the loser of the above F or C battles, or pray IT2 comes back?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: 1 – sticking with Duncan there. I know Plumlee is doing well, but I’ll go vet who has played more than expected to this point already so must be feeling good. 2 – I’ll go Asik. More cautious with my pick there. 3 – Whew that’s a toughie. I think I might go Dwight there. Kinda hedge your Rox big man minutes. Go get em man!

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks man. So is Dwight your 2nd C after Asik, and if so is Chandler the Util, or do I go Manu, Plumlee or IT2?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Steve Stevenson: Ah yeah missed the start 2 Cs, yeah starting both Rockets. Chandler is my UTIL pick. Go big men! Ha

  7. Bi-Felicia says:
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    Im still playing in 5 leagues! I don’t like the shorter season. I prefer the strategy of adding guys as guys go down. But I am 1 for 1 so far. Thanks for everything Jb, Slim, Dan

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bi-Felicia: Yeah, I mean I like the pros and cons of both. I just stuck with Yahoo default for our RCL and REL leagues for some consistency. Don’t forget Pete! hah

  8. Jay says:
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    We hit 1-2 on Championship Sunday JB. Brooks was dyno-mite and Kelly, well Kelly is now officially the suckass mork bitch Adam Keefe, Mark Madson wannabe retard troll etc. I ended up losing by a single TO.

    Key takeaways for 13-14.

    1. I coined the phrase “RainbOladipo.” Which is now officially trademarked.
    2. My wife officially knows who JB and Slim are.
    3. I love fantasy hoops and am awesome at it.
    4. I cant remember 4 because I am too busy plotting the death of Ryan Kelly.

    Thanks again fellas!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay: Haha Adam keefe! Low blow. Yikes man, so close! 1 – yessir! awesome name, will be used frequently for years to come I’m sure. 2- sweet! Hello Mrs. Jay! Sorry we take some of your husband’s time, but we have a lot of fun over here. 3 – Might be the best fantasy sport, baseball still narrowly is my favorite though, mostly because my favorite sports team is the brewers… 4 – Jay, in the Staples center, with Kelly’s NCAA championship ring! Thanks again for reading man!

      • Jay says:
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        @JB Gilpin: FYI JB I played for AZ (R), Helena (Pio), and unfortch the bus stopped in Beloit (MW) for me.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jay: Dudddddddde, you might be my hero. Did you have any baseball cards made of ya as a prospect?

  9. Lasandro says:
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    Hey mate, how goes it? So I’ve got two waiver pickups left and am in need of some O brds and am looking to drop Kieff to get em. Looking at either Jeff Adrien or Sammy D. Issue with Adrien is that his next game is on the same day I have a stacked roster. I’d have to sit guys like Asik (only if Dwight returns, of course), Kawhi and Tyreke/Sessions to play him. Whereas, Sammy D plays the day before and after my full lineup day (Adrien plays that day after the full lineup too). Thoughts? If you think both dudes will pull down similar O brds in their two upcoming games, it’d be a better choice going with Sammy, so I dont have to disrupt my packed day between his two games. But Adrien is a bit of a beast and I like him more. Enough to warrant sitting a Kawhi and Tyreke? Hm. I’m also in a close assists race, which doesnt help

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Yo dude! Going well man, just living the dream. Working on the update for tomo. I think I indeed go Sammy for the off days. I do like Adrien a little more too, but O Reb can sometimes be flukey so I’ll take Sammy D. Yeah I wouldn’t sit Reke or Evans, Evans with 3 O Reb tonight and both can kinda just fall into those while getting dimes.

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