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Tobias Harris is going to be immortalized in my fantasy career as the guy who got me through some injuries and LeBron benchings to win titles in almost every league in 2013.  I was on this guy at the trade deadline and continue to ride him into the sunset with a twinkle in my eye.

With LeBron yet again benched like I had a feeling he would be, Harris was a monster against his former Bucks going 13-20 (3-4 3PTM) 30 Pts 19 Rebs and 5 Asts.  Harris hit a monster 3 with 1.9 seconds left to send it into OT and put the Magic on his back.  That kinda sounds like a sex move.  There’s something kinda like that called a Houdini, but I’ll let our friends at urban dictionary or something explain that one.

Here’s what else went down last night across the NBA:

John Jenkins - A guy I mentioned a few days ago as I guy I’m interested in, had another solid game in 33 minutes off the bench shooting 8-13 (3-4 3 PTM) 21 Pts 6 Asts and 1 Stl.  The Hawks played a full line-up, so 33 minutes and that line is very encouraging.  Definitely someone to stream down the stretch, luckily I rolled the dice on him last night in one league.

Mike Scott - I also mentioned Scott in that blurb, who made the most of his only 18 minutes last night to shoot 6-10 for a 17-8 game.  This I’m less a believer in, but in deep leagues keep an eye on him as someone to stream.

Thaddeus Young - Made a desperate plea to not be dropped in fantasy leagues (I’m sure that’s all was on his mind last night) by going 28-8-2-1.  Don’t youuuuuuu, forget about meeeeeee.

Mike Miller - Continues to have solid games with no LeBron.  If only the same were true of the Cavaliers.  Miller shot 5-7 (4-6 3 PTM) with 8 Rebs and 1 Ast but 6 TOs.  That’s not such a good Ast/TO ratio…

Ray Allen - Led the Heat in shots last night with 18 for 23 points, but has recently said his ankle is only 80%.  I think he gets some benching as well, and a lot of those shots go to Miller down the stretch.

John Wall - A measly rebound away from a triple-double.  Been cash money down the stretch.  Just don’t gamble that money, gambling debts in the Wizards locker room have been known to go sour.

A.J. Price - The money was good for the Price is right, shooting 8-12 for 23 points in 32 minutes off the bench.  Doesn’t do much else, but if you need some deep league scoring, he’s out there virtually everywhere.

John Henson - 17 Pts and 25 Rebs with 3 Asts and 7 Blks.  This guy’s wing span must be… Ok it’s huge.  If I hear a Bucks broadcast make another “go-go-gadget” reference I’m gonna go-go-gadget my noose.  Larry Sanders sat out the 2nd half and OT after a hard fall giving Henson 41 minutes, so if Sanders is out even for one game, Henson is a must add.

Brandon Jennings - Hurt his Achilles and played only 6 minutes last night.  With the playoffs looming, Jennings might be another star player who will get lots of ride on the pine.  Stay tuned, but if he misses the Bucks next game I think he’s droppable to stream unless in a keeper obviously.

Nikola Vucevic - 30-20 GOROMOTARO!

Doron Lamb - 35 minutes off the bench, while the rest of the Magic bench played a total of 24 minutes.  Shot 6-10 for 16 Pts (4-6 from deep) with 4 Rebs 2 Asts and 1 Stl.  Super deep leagues should take notice, I think the Magic give him some good minutes in these last few games.  We saw how well Harris did moving from Milwaukee…

Andre Drummond – Has all the talent in the world and put it together for a 29-11 game last night.  Still can’t hit a free throw though going 9-17 at the line.

Brandon Knight - Right after I endorse him he shoots 2-11.  Still went 7-4-2-1 for a little bit of help, but c’mon hit ya shots.

Jeff Green - Another tough game with Pierce and Garnett back in the line-up, shooting 4-17 for an 11-4-2 line.  At least he’s getting the shots as the next highest shooting Celtic was at only 11 FG attempts, but still isn’t fully gelling in that line-up like people had hoped.

Reggie Evans - Hahaha a starter with one point.  Just looks funny to go 1 Pt 14 Rebs.  Didn’t take a single FG attempt and was 1-4 from the free throw line.  One-trick pony takes new meaning with Evans in fantasy.

Wesley Johnson - Finally back in double-digits as I had hoped, shooting 7-13 (3-8 3 PTM) for 17 Pts 3 Rebs and 1 Ast.  Would’ve hoped for a little more, but with the Suns not sure about anything these days, you take that game.

Brian Roberts - Had another huge game off the bench shooting 6-11 (2-3 3PTM) 20-6-5-2-1.  Crazy that he got a block too!  Greivis Vasquez played only 25 minutes seemingly a little limited still with that ankle injury, so Roberts is a guy I think you can stream the rest of the way.

Will Barton - A little disappointing in his first start, shooting 4-12 and going 9-1-2-2 in 29 minutes.  I think he can improve on that line so I am holding out hope.

Damian Lillard - Had an omen that he could win this game, but the Blazers just fell short.  Still was a demon to the Lakers, going 38-9.

J.J. Hickson - As I suspected, missed this game with a back injury.  I think droppable in all redraft leagues to stream.

Kobe Bryant - 47-8-5-3-4 for a huge rainbow line and 18-18 from the FT line.  One of the top lines of the season.  Way to bury the lead JB!  Hey, if Sportscenter is on it, you probably don’t need me to tell ya…

Metta World Peace - Another sub-20 minutes off the bench with only 14 last night.  Probably would rather a lot of the guys mentioned above over MWP.

Corey Brewer - Wooo another guy I got right!  A huge game off the bench shooting 12-25 for 28 Pts 3 Rebs 2 Asts and 1 Stl.  Must own down the stretch.

Wilson Chandler - So is Chandler.  29-8-4-2-1 in 41 minutes as the starting SF with Danilo out.

Lamar Odom - Averaging 8.5 Rebs in his last 4 with 13 last night.  If you need a Reggie Evans-lite to boost your boards, Odom could be your guy.

 

The finish line is in sight!  If you have any other questions for your lineups as you win that title, shoot your comments below!

15 Responses

  1. Frankiejay says:
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    On Friday night, start three of:

    OJ Mayo vs DEN
    John Jenkins vs MIL
    John Henson @ ATL
    Devin Harris vs MIL
    Damien Wilkins @ WAS

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frankiejay: I like Mayo Henson (if Sanders is indeed out like I’m guessing) and Harris. If Sanders plays then I like Jenkins. Wilkins slump lately has him last for me.

  2. JLeigh says:
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    Drop Kaman or Hickson for N Mohammed? H2H Finals through Wednesday with 10 move max. I’ve used 6 already (he has Sanders and I scooped Henson- along with Roberts, Miller, etc.) Mohammed would play on 3 days where I have at least 1 open spot, so I figure the cheap boards and blocks cant hurt.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JLeigh: Definitely like that move, I think I drop Hickson because I could see him not returning and with the amount of moves you can make capped, it gives you someone 100% playing. Blazers aren’t going anywhere and Kaman will still be playing as well.

  3. BCPro says:
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    H2H Finals I need blocks, rebounds, and possibly points. Ilyasova was out Wed. not sure if he’ll play Friday, but in case he doesn’t i need a good replacement. I’ve been looking at these guys fas Friday replacements for Ilyasova:

    John Henson @ ATL
    Andre Drummond vs CHA
    Reggie Evans @ IND

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BCPro: If Ilyasova and Sanders are out, I like Henson. Henson probably will start at the 4 even if Sanders is back, but will get a ton of minutes if both are out. If Sanders plays, I like Drummond against a terrible Bobcats, but only if you can brunt a terrible FT%.

      • BCPro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks! Would you play Faried over all of them? He hasn’t produced a lot for me as of late…he is playing @ Dallas on Friday

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @BCPro: I love Faried buts he’s much more a fun player to watch and better in real life than fantasy. I think I would stick with the above decision for upside.

  4. Cornbread31 says:
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    Nothing personal but you should tone down on the “I was all over Tobias Harris from the get-go” stuff.

    Your recap of the Magic-Bucks trade on deadline day certainly did not scream go out and get this guy: “Tobias Harris was getting some run earlier in the year, and with Orlando starting Moe Harkless and Andrew Nicholson in their front court, I could see Harris getting some time. This is the biggest trade of the day?”

    And your recap of the Rockets-Kings trade said: “Thomas Robinson immediately becomes a great add in virtually all leagues.”

    I had the chance to add both in my league but I only had one player who was droppable. Your post convinced me to go for T-Rob. Oops.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cornbread31: Here ya go:
      1 – At the time of the trade Harris had more DNPs than games he appeared in that last month and was 0% owned. There’s no way anyone would have been n the ballpark of getting Harris instead of Robinson.
      2- I was very wrong on Robinson.
      3 – At the trade deadline it is hugely implausible you’re chance at both would have been a decision between Robinson and Harris, they were miles apart.
      4 – When Harris was 0% owned still http://basketball.razzball.com/when-roy-hibbert-orders-asian-he-wont-get-the-curry
      5 – When Harris was still under 1% owned http://basketball.razzball.com/tobias-stats-are-never-nude

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @JB Gilpin: PS Harris was a complete afterthought in that trade to Orlando. My mention that he was interesting was not a common opinion.

  5. Cornbread31 says:
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    Harris’ explosion definitely came out of nowhere, and I wouldn’t expect you to have predicted that. But then I also wouldn’t expect you to be saying things like you “Nostradamused” the situation. In the two links you give above, you are touting Harris after he’s already played 30 minutes and put up numbers. Way to predict the past Nostradamus!

    In competitive leagues, guys are all over the trade deadline because that’s when huge role changes like this can happen. Harris was picked up by someone else in my league on 2/25, two days before you had anything positive to say about him. In your trade deadline recap, the best thing you had to say was “I could see Harris getting some time”. Not even a mention of having potential if he did get time.

    Again, not trying to say you should have predicted this, just don’t say that you did. And I’m not trying to hate here… big fan of Razzball and look forward to your updates.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cornbread31: I “Nostradamused” they would give him minutes, which they did. Did I think he’d be this good? Of course not. I think only Harris knew that. Harris’ first action came in a Saturday. I do round ups tues, wed, thurs and Friday. So on Tuesday I covered the Monday night games. Now if I had the paygrade and this was my full time job I would be all over a post every day. I picked up Harris in a lot of leagues during his Tuesday game. Just because I don’t write a drop/add and someone picked him up in a competitive league before I did a reaction to his performance (which are the purpose of my articles I don’t write add drop pieces right now) doesn’t mean I wasn’t all over him. Your league mate picked him up a good deal after the deadline, two games in fact with Harris not even appearing in the first Magic game. So your argumentative premise is still in doubt that your decision would’ve have been Robinson or Harris. If I had done a round up Sunday morning, I would’ve written about Harris first game on 2/23, but I don’t do a piece then. Maybe next year I can do one every day here’s to hoping!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cornbread31: The Thomas Robinson article was my only buy sell before Dan took over.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cornbread31: PS phrases “nothing personal” and “not trying to hate” mean you are about to or have just done haha. No worries man, like I said I can’t do an update every single day, and looking at % ownership when I did my recommendation calling a 0.8% owned guy a must own is ahead of the curve. Sounds like a lot of your league members are too, so try to read other sources when I’m not posting updates!

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