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Tobias Harris started the season fairly strong, putting together some decent lines in November, but then fell out of the Bucks rotation.  “Oh Tobias, you blow-hard!”  It looked like Harris’ career might be stalled.  “I got my hands on some money.  I can’t say how or when … or where my wedding ring is, but my purse overfloweth.”  But with a trade to the Magic right at the deadline, Harris got a much needed new beginning in O-Town.  “But guess what? There’s a new daddy in town.  A discipline Daddy.”  Harris has been a discipline daddy indeed, providing the Magic with their lone bright spot with 23 Pts 9-12 FG 2-2 FT 1 3PTM 6 Rebs 2 Asts and 2 Stls last night while being massacred by the Kings.  And if any of these references are giving you a chubby, suck it up and watch Arrested Development!  As I mentioned in both articles yesterday, I’m crushing hard on my boy T-Hair.  Shooting a total of 21-31 (68%) and averaging 17.7 Pts 0.67 3PM 6.7 Rebs 1.3 Asts 1.0 Stl and 1.0 Blk over his three games for Orlando, he’s been a dynamite find for their unloading of J.J.  I called him a pickup in deeper leagues, but with a third straight big performance where he looked worthy of 40 minutes (I watched this game – he attacked the rim hard, shot well, and played spry), I’m now calling him a pickup in all leagues.  Here’s what else happened last night across the NBA:

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Stephen Curry – Absolutely unstoppable last night putting up an NBA season-high and career-high of 54 Pts with 11 3PM 6 Rebs 7 Asts and  3 Stls.  Gives the Davidson grad (that’s where I’m from!) 92 Pts and 18 3PTM in two game this week.  If you don’t win those categories as a Curry owner, it’s time for a long hard look in the mirror.

John Salmons – Everyone’s favorite “hey, girl, heyyyyy” starer had a fantastic line last night going 7-9 FG 21 Pts 4 3PM 1 Reb and 5 Asts in only 22 minutes.  Coming off 50 minutes in the 2OT loss Tuesday night, it’s not surprising to see the vet get a few less minutes.  What is surprising is his 3 PT shooting of late, going 15 for his last 20.  I’m gonna try something new here, but TAGNOF! (three’s ain’t got not face)

Dion Waiters – No Irving, no problem as the Cavs have won two straight without their star PG, and as I predicted Waiters put up 20+ again.  Finished the night with 7-16 FG 23 Pts 2 3PTM 1 Red 6 Asts 1 Stl and 1 Blk.  No more waiting for Guffman.

John Wall – His worst line on the season with 3-9 FG 6 Pts 1 Reb 4 Asts 1 Stl and 7 TOs.  Just one of those nights, I wouldn’t panic.

Trevor Ariza – Basking in one of his best stretches on the year, Ariza went 7-13 4 3PTM 22 Pts 6 Rebs 3 Asts 3 Stls and 1 Blk. Nice rainbow line in 33 minutes off the bench.  If your stats need a little seasoning in everything, Ariza might be your guy.  Or it might be Guy Fieri.

Brandon Knight – Knight was hittin’ it all day, with a career-high 32 Pts going 11-18 with 5 3PTM.  Will Bynum was terrible off the bench and the Pistons got a tough 1-point win on the road.  This Knight won this Game of Thrones.

Jose Calderon – 18 assists.  It’s like one of those Call of Duty games where you’re like, “WTF how come they don’t die when I shoot em!”

Dirk Nowitzki – Coming off a huge 3-game stretch and crashed back down to Germany with only 10 Pts and 4 Rebs.  Why I have been calling him a sell-high.

J.J. Redick – Kinda freaked me out with virtually the same line two nights in a row.  Has scored 14 Pts with 2 3PTM in back-to-back games with paltry other stats in only 23 and 21 minutes.  If you can get anything back, I move him.

Monta Ellis – Still getting huge minutes over giving Redick additional time.  Ellis deserves it though, with a monstrous line of 9-24 FG 2 3PTM 27 Pts 6 Rebs 13 Asts and 6 Stls, including a preposterous fadeaway-ish busted play 3-pointer for the win at the buzzer.  Moped on that!

Thomas Robinson – I am singing myself an emo song after his debut.  Only given 8 minutes in his first game in Houston, scoring 2 Pts and getting 3 Fouls.  It’s like he was a caged animal.  Donatas Montiejunas (or whatever, I refuse to double check the spelling of a Schmohawk’s name) and Carlos Delfino played 26 and 31 minutes respectively.  Why trade for this guy, Houston?!  I still think he’ll work his way into major minutes as coach Kevin McHale said he would be brought along slowly, but there’s no need to hold onto him in the interim unless you’ve got a deep roster.

Kevin Durant – Second triple double in his last four games as the Thunder absolute gut the soon to be Pelicans.  Not quite scoring the huge totals, but you’ll take the multi-stat rape-age.

Jermaine O’Neal – A blast from the past with a mid-2000’s type of line from the old vet going 22 and 13 with 2 Blks.  Well hello double-double.  Very quietly has double-digit rebounds in five of the last seven games with double-doubles in four of those along with an average of 2.3 Blks.  If you need some big man stats, he’s out there in a lot of leagues.

Al Horford – Playing unreal this season with a Jazz-crushing 34 Pts on 14-22 shooting with 15 Rebs 3 Asts 1 Stl and 5 Blks.  Big Al, meet big Al (Jefferson).  Horford was the biggest Al.

Derrick Favors – Falling out of favor with fantasy owners, D-Fav had one of his best lines on the year with 17 Pts 15 Rebs 3 Asts and 3 Blks.  Don’t let go!  Jack!  I’ll never let go!

J.J. Hickson – I remember watching Hickson for the Cavs and he would put up numbers just real lazy-like.  Seems to play with the motor on full now in Portland.  I watched this game last night against the Nuggets, and Hickson was a spark in virtually all his 32 minutes going 18 Pts and 14 Rebs.  If anyone isn’t sold on Hickson as a mid-tier big, I’d try and make a deal.

 

Next Games: I’ve got Houston @ Orlando then Thunder @ Nuggets on Friday night.  I’ll be watching Thomas Robinson hopefully get a few more minutes, then watching as just a plain NBA fan in what should be a thriller in Denver.  Shoot me your comments below or tweet me (@jbgilpin) any of your NBA questions!

  1. Zandy says:
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    So now what’s the move with AK47’s injury?
    Would you move AK47 and Danny Green for Korver? (is that enough you think?)

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zandy: I don’t think I’d do that, I think Green will get a lot of minutes down the stretch and has had some nice games. Korver is falling off a tad lately. If you need to move AK and Green, I’d try for Korver and another guy, or someone else.

      • Zandy says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Would you do it for Korver and Tobias? Alternatively, do you like Ariza as a replacement for AK47? Similar stat profiles…. It’s weekly so now im worried about an AK47 injury in the playoffs

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Zandy: Yea that’s a little closer, I know Harris was just picked up, but I like him a lot. However, I think your best move would be the drop AK for Ariza and hold onto Green. Green will get the minutes as the vets are rested through the fantasy playoffs.

          • Zandy says:
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            @JB Gilpin: I like it, I like it. Ariza has a nice playoff schedule too. Thank you!

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              @Zandy: Who do you like most to replace AK47:

              Ariza, MKG, MWP, Harkless, Tony Allen, Chalmers, Thabo and Aminu.
              Key for replacing AK47 is steals and Fg%

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                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Zandy: With his play lately I would take Ariza. 3+ Steals in 3 of last 5. Then Allen a smidge below.

  2. Jeff says:
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    Gun to your head, when does Rose come back?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jeff: March 18, at home after a 3 game road trip, against the Nuggets.

  3. ETMcgee says:
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    Man, those first 2 seasons of Arrested Development was about as perfect as anyone could write a tv show. it is really too bad that the network jerked them around so much and that the general tv viewing public wasn’t intelligent enough to appreciate its greatness.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ETMcgee: Totally agree. Really excited to see their new episodes on Netflix coming soon! Think it could be magical.

  4. Frank Lynch says:
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    Yeah bisically I’m trying to find someone better then Clark cause he’s not to consistant.. Maybe Ariza like u put up in your blog or Scola or just stick with Clark for now??

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank Lynch: I actually think I would take Ariza right now over those two. Stuffing up the stat lines.

  5. Zandy says:
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    Earl Clark or Shawn Marion?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zandy: Marion’s been quietly pretty unreal. Gimme Shawn

      • Zandy says:
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        @JB Gilpin: There’s some moving pieces involved but would you call this a slam dunk:
        AK47, Jarrett Jack, Earl Clark for Fareid, Marion and Ariza?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Zandy: Maybe not quite a slam dunk… A layup? Definitely like it. I like Jack a lot, but the haul you get in return are all guys I like.

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            @JB Gilpin: Who do you like more Ariza or Marion? I assume you like Fareid the most of the bunch

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Zandy: Yup def like the Manimal the most. I think I like Marion more. Been doing it all season. Ariza will have a few bigger games but Marion is more consistent.

              • Zandy says:
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                @JB Gilpin: So is AK47 and Clark for Manimal and Marion a “slam dunk”?

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                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Zandy: Yea I think thats a dunker

  6. scrotchs says:
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    Drop E. Clark for Tobias??

    • J Money says:
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      @scrotchs: I am actually in the same boat as well. I also would like to know if I should drop Splitter for him instead of Clark or neither of them.

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @J Money: I think I hold onto both. Harris is really hot right now, but still isn’t starting and who knows if he’ll have a dud 17 min. game next. I want to see it one more time from Harris.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @scrotchs: I think I hold onto Clark at least one more game…. But it’s close.

  7. Zandy says:
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    Jack and AK47 for buy low Brandon Jennings?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zandy: I have a soft spot for Brandon Jennings… Yea I’d do that deal. Potential elite player down the stretch for ya.

  8. R says:
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    Would you drop Korver for Tobias or Montieunas?

    • Zandy says:
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      @R: I wouldnt. Korver’s schedule is amazing here on out. Depends on your league and where you are in 3’s but I would trade you Danny Green and AK47 for him hahaha

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Zandy: Hah!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @R: Nah I hold onto Korver unless I’ve won 3’s every week. Then I might take a shot on Tobias. Def not Motiejunas. Mainly bc I hope to never type his name correctly again.

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