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Oh man, a busy day yesterday in hoops!  The obvious first mention is GO HEELS!  Oh man, I feel like storming the court today.  I think Chapel Hill fans everywhere this morning should storm their office/classroom/crowded area in a flash mob at some point.  Then we have LeBron James getting his nose broken by Serge A Broke-a!  The mayor of Cleveland has already issued Serge Ibaka a key to the city.  Fine LeBron $5,000 for flopping!  Man, the next round of internet videos of “LeBroning” are going to be a lot more like “The Knockout Game”.  Seriously, even LeBron haters have to love he got it broke a step or two out before throwing it down.  Word still to come if the nose is indeed broken, but my money is on yes.  Regardless, we’ve seen a few players come back from a broken nose in the same game donning the Hannibal mask, so I doubt he misses any time after passing concussion tests last night.  MaskBron!  And then we had the trade deadline come and go, with nothing too major albeit a few surprises.  I’m starting a bit off the reservation with a guy I’m going to pump hard and is a pickup now in 12-teamers.  Lord Byron Mullens!  After trading their former starting 5 which we’ll get in below, it’s Mullens and Arnett Moultrie manning down the C fort in the abandon ship Sixers front line, with Mullens picked up for draft picks.  I know Mullens is boring, but he was usable while with the Bobcats posting a 10.6/6.4/1.5/0.6/0.6 line with 1.2 treys in 27 minutes a game in 12-13.  His sub-40 FG% blew, sure, but he’s a perimeter shooter who can play decent D so I think he will get run.  He’s a lot better than Moultire in my opinion and I think will get big minutes.  And I don’t know why, maybe it’s because he looks so goofy or maybe because he’s been in the league 5 years, but Mullens is actually only 25 when I thought he might be 30.  For a team tanking, he’s a perfect acquisition to help rack up points to try and fill maybe 2 more seats a night in Philly.  “Thanks for coming Mr. and Mrs. Mullens!”  Here’s what else went down yesterday, starting with NBA deadline deals:

Pacers Get: Evan Turner, Lavoy Allen

Sixers Get: Danny Granger

Huge improvement for the Pacers.  Granger may start on the tanking Sixers, but I am not making any sort of effort to get him on my team in most leagues.  So injury prone, so inconsistent, doesn’t fit the youth/tanking plans.  And there’s also the possibility he gets bought out of his contract.  Granger falling from fantasy near-eliteness to bought out by a tanking team in only a few years.  Rough.  I guess his value gets a nudge upwards, but marginally.  Turner gets a shove downwards.  Will come off the bench to be an upgrade as a wing defender over old-legs Granger.  Cutting Turner in virtually all leagues.  Hey my hate of Evan Turner came true!

Cavs Get: Spencer Hawes

Sixers Get: Earl Clark (already cut), Henry Sims

Starting with the Sixers, Clark was way too small to play the 5 anyway and has already been cut, and I guess you have to throw Sims in with the mix of Moultrie and Mullens.  I still think Mullens can take off with the job though.  Burying the lead!  Spencer Hawes started extremely hot this year, cooled off a little, and now is frozen in a probable bench role.  BUT!  Haste favors nigh the wicked.  “Um, what?”  Slim’s Pickens yesterday got me in the Ole English mood.  Hold Hawes for right now as Anderson Varejao is still hurt.  Hawes will probably slide right into the starting line-up until the Sideshow is back, so I’d wait for now.  And hey, maybe he has a big debut and you can pull a fast one on your league’s patsy.

Wiz Get: Andre Miller

Nugs Get: Jan Vesely

Sixers Get: Eric Maynor

Hmmm.  Not much of a takeaway here.  Maynor has shown some flashes, so maybe a little worried about my late-season Tony Wroten love.  But Wroten has shown a lot more, so still sticking with Wroten as a stash in the playoffs.

Raptors Get: Nando De Colo

Spurs Get: Austin Daye

Main takeaway – Austin Daye is still in the NBA?!  Sucks for Nando.  I really like Nando after coming back into a game after breaking his nose.  I think this is a tiny nudge of confidence that Tony Parker is fine.  And confidence in Patty Mills and Cory Joseph.

Bob C’s Get: Gary Neal, Luke Ridnour

Bucks Get: Ramon Sessions, Jeff Adrien

Hey, at least Neal might get to the playoffs!  Sessions gets a downgrade in the move out of Charlotte.  We all know I love Brandon Knight (despite what happened to him yesterday – below) and have warmed up to Nate Wolters, and while Sessions should see similar minutes, it’s not going to consistent enough to warrant any fantasy confidence.  Neal and Ridnour are obviously below Kemba Walker who is playing great.  So just a dual-headed vet backup vs. one vet backup.

Kings Get: Roger Mason

Meh.  Shrug.

Hawks Get: Antawn Jamison

This I think has a little bit of an impact.  Mostly in that it hurts deeper leaguers who have Mike Scott.  Which is really unfortunate.  Another shooting 3/4 combo and I think he’s actually going to get some run.  Makes me sad thinking Scott gets even less run…  I love Scott… Even though his tattoos are… wow.  And apparently they’re supposed to be Emoji tattoos….

Glen Davis – That’s it for trades, but after no trade of the Big Baby, Orlando bought him out.  It’s rumored the Clippers make sense and I agree.  Baby and Doc!  Would obviously be a backup role.  Cuttable in virtually all leagues.  They can now go Jameer Nelson, Victor Oladipo, Arron Afflalo, Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucevic as the starting 5.  Makes the most sense to me and gets RainbOladipo back into the minutes he deserves.

Russell Westbrook – He’s back!  Well, sorta.  4-12 16/5/2/3/0 isn’t exactly vintage Westbrook.  But to the pessimist to the pit!  I’m gonna have fun with faux-Ole English today… 8-10 at the stripe in only 24 minutes and looked really healthy at the eye level.  Slashing to the hoop, getting to the line, that had me very encouraged in this return.

Dwyane Wade – Remember a few weeks ago when a lot of people were asking if they should cut him?  I said no!  Hold and hope.  24/7/10/3/0 in a huge line.

Reggie Jackson – 37 minutes and went multi-cat, but 9/3/5/2/1 with 3 TOs is kinda bleh.  Westbrook looked good and their minutes will flip-flop.  I’m fine losing Jackson.

Brandon Knight – The showerstep is fraught with peril!  Cut his heel in the shower and missed last night.  Are you just absolutely friggin’ kidding me!?  The Bucks are such a circus.  Welcome to the circus Sessions!

Nate Wolters – Another start, but plays much better with Knight on the floor.  12/2/5/0/0 without a trey.  Still on the fringes of 12-team though.

O.J. Mayo – Does anyone really care that he’s back?  11/3/0/0/0 and a trey.  Light Mayo.  Non-fat Mayo.  Non-dairy Mayo.

Khris Middleton – The dutchess K Middleton is frozen!  2-9 6/1/1/0/0 in an ugly start.  While…

Giannis Antetokounmpo – …played well and rainbowed!  11/4/4/2/3 without a TO in 32 minutes.  Has at least 1 in each 5 cats the past three and I’m about ready to dive into the alphabet soup again.

Ty Lawson – Still out with the fractured rib while Randy Foye started and got another dimebag.  Sell, sell, sell Foye.

Evan Fournier – 7/5/3/0/0 in 27 underwhelming Virgin minutes.  Lawson sounds like he’s close, so the Virgin is about to get Virginized yet again.

Kenneth Faried – Ersan Ilyasova is a joke on defense.  14 of Faried’s 15 shots were within 5 feet of the basket?! Yikes.  26/6/2/1/0 shooting 11-15.  Don’t look now, but 20+ points in two straight!  New scoring champ on the horizon!

James Harden – Hyperextended his elbow.  Didn’t slow him down from staying in the game and throwing up 39 points.  Thine elbow is thusly nay important!  39/4/5/1/0 with three treys.

Terrence Jones – Ugly betty.  1-7 for 3/6/0/0/0 in 18 minutes.  In 15 Omer Asik went 6/5/2/1/1 in a Turkish Delight sort of line, but I’m still sticking with Jones a little longer.  Might float a fell buy lows.

Draymond Green – Still underrated.  Only 12 minutes last night but was in foul trouble.  4/2/3/1/2 almost rainbowing in 12 minutes.  The Warriors really don’t want Jermaine O’Neal to play 37 minutes again while Andrew Bogut is out, so I see Green getting back to the 20s and helping out 14-teamers.  #OccupyDraymondGreen!

Steve Blake – Debuted for the Warriors and didn’t do anything.  No surprise there.

Klay Thompson – Such a ThrAGNOF.  No surprise there.

 

Have a good weekend Razzball Nation!  Good to be back in the swing of things for the stretch run.  May thou weekends hath fantasy glory!

  1. I can't field a full team says:
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    10 team H2H 9 category

    I don’t have any moves left this week. So atleast a few days unless I find a trade (everything is being declined with no counter) I am forced to wait.

    If season ends today, I make playoffs. However based on the sheer # of injuries/underperformers i would in no way make it past. Not to mention, I have the slimmest of margins to work with to make the playoffs.

    Lillard DeRozan Calderon
    Harden Favors T.Jones
    Hibbert Mozgov
    Nelson Carroll
    BN – Ibaka Pekovic Bledsoe

    At what point do I start dropping people, so I can get hot bodies in the lineup? Obviously 5th with 5/13 out has no shot to win or make playoffs. If I don’t make playoffs, the fact i sat on Bledsoe etc is meaningless. At same time, if i make playoffs, I don’t see anyone on WW exponentially better long term.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @I can’t field a full team: I’d def start with losing Bledsoe. I am really worried about his effectiveness when he gets back whenever that may be, I’ve maintained he’s only a hold for the #1 or maybe the #2 team. I’m not sure who else is out there, but Mozgov is probably cuttable to for someone with a little more upside. I know he has nice blocks lately…

      • I Can't field a full team says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @JB Gilpin:

        Diaw,Zeller,Turiaf,Blatche,Bass,P.Patterson,Olynyk,Evans,Dalambert,Plumlee,
        Pachulia

        those are probably the best bigs on the WW right now. had to grab someone while both Favors and Pekovic are out any exponentially better than Mozgov?

        Also, i have 0 moves left for the week as is so have to sit on Bledsoe atleast through weekend. Until something is known for sure on one of my injured guys what type of palyer is Bledsoe a drop for me for?

        Mills,Beverly,D.Green,Wolters,Calathes,
        Chalmers,Singler,M.Williams are some names available at first glance. who you like?

        • Slim

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          @I Can’t field a full team: Chalmers for sure. Your steals need immediate help and he is a high end PG in that respect. Some 3s and Assists. For Bledsoe. Absolutely. As for the bigs… Nothing stands out at all. I guess Bass but that’s not much of an improvement over Mozgov. Carroll and Pekovic should be back soon. You’ve done all you can do this week. We’ll just have to wait and see how everything looks on Monday.

          • I Can't field a full team says:
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            @Slim:

            I’ll put it this way about how dead the trade market is – the Bogut/Varejao owner declined a trade for Hibbert. So my options are even slimmer than whats available.

            Chalmers vs Patty Mills?

            what is my leash for guys like T.Jones since i can’t afford to do another wait out and not be in a must win situation?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @I Can’t field a full team: I agree with Slim, I’d grab Chalmers. Wow surprised the bigs market is that thin…I’d probably just hold too

  2. Sherm says:
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    Nice writeup, JB. I triggered getting Oladipo for Brandon Knight, and looks like the Heels did better than his heel last night. Going into the stretch with an upside-laden team.

    • Slim

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      @Sherm: Looking better by the minute. Oladipo is going to start and get 30+ minutes the rest of the way. I think he’s a top 50 guy and about to lock up rookie of the year. A healthy Knight is just outside due to his low-end steals.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sherm: Agree with Slim, the Magic just needed to make one move to get Oladipo his time and they did it. Plus Knight can’t even take a shower without getting hurt, yikes!

      • matt says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Magic finally did sounding RIGHT! I was about to drop him next week if he wasn’t going to get the run. LOL

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @matt: I’ve been big on RainbOladipo knew some biguns were acomin!

  3. Frank White says:
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    Wutup JB… I went from first place to 3rd and I can easily be thrown out of the playoffs the way my team is getting beat on!! I made that trade, West, Rondo & Stuckey for Wesley Matthews, Varejeo and Bogut and that killed my team even more cause Varejeo n Bogut got injured the day after I got them and on top of that I lost JJ Reddick. I’ve been picking up players here and there but haven’t found much. The guys I do have that have been killing it like Reggie Jackson and Foye are starting to slip so if that ride is over then I’m really screwed.
    Conley
    Teague
    Foye
    Reggie Jackson
    Alec Burks
    Wesley Matthews
    Ariza
    Mello
    McRoberts
    Taj Gibson
    Paul Millsap
    Marc Gasol
    Bogut
    Varejeo
    Do you have any advise for me or is it pretty much over for me?? I got 3 more weeks left and do you think I should let go Varejeo and/or Bogut?? 10 team H2H poINTS 9 CAT..

    Foye

    • matt says:
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      @740: impossible to do.at the moment. Some of those guys don’t have defined roles so how can they be ranked ROS? Plus Amir/Patt are in a timeshare for mins right now. I rather see Patterson get the spot@Frank White: You cant win with guys not playing, making the playoffs is the first step, then winning the league. Drop a guy and stream that spot for 7 extra games per week!

    • Slim

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      @Frank White: Your trade looks great if they were all healthy… but…

      1st questionable players… Jackson, Burks, Foye. I think Foye will be fine. Sure some minutes will go to Brooks but Foye should be locked into 30-36 without an issue. Jackson can probably go for the next hot add. I’m just not sure he’s going to get enough run to be worth holding onto in a 10er or even a 12er. I like Burks a little better than Jackson but he could be replaceable too. So I’d hold Foye, wait on Burks, Jackson can probably go.

      2nd injured players… Teague is traveling with the team and I think you dodged a bullet with that one. Varejao probably won’t be as good with Hawes in town and back injuries don’t just go away. I’m worried about this one. Bogut is a tough call. His role is secure and there are no updates about anything serious. I would hold for now. So Teague is a hold, especially with PG not being too strong. Bogut is a hold because his blocks are really important to your team. Varejao would be the guy I would let walk 1st.

      OK now that that’s over with… Missing the playoffs isn’t an option. Period. Exclamation Point! Question Mark? No question mark. Not an option. I would switch Jackson for the best available PG. Varejao for another big. I would focus on maxing out games played. Stream it to Win it! Maybe JB will disagree but that’s what I’m thinking.

      • Frank White says:
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        I hear ya on maybe Burks and drop Jackson but I picked up Burks for JJ Reddick and Mcroberts as a stream.. There’s not much out there, at least what I see. There really wasn’t much better then Burks when I grabbed him. As for streaming I can only do it 4 times a week so I can do the 7 day thing but only for one streaming spot.. Ya know. I’ll throw a bunch og PG’s n C’s and tell me if you like any of them, I’ll also throw a couple SGSF’s in the mix. Byron Mullens, Rodney Stuckey, Markieff Morris, Ginobili, Caron Butler, Tony Allen, Mario Chalmers, Pat Bev, Pat Patterson, Tyson Chandler, Danny Green,

        • Slim

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          @Frank White: Tyson Chandler and Mario Chalmers really stick out to me and if you make those moves you should see immediate improvement. There is absolutely no way Jackson can outperform Chalmers with Westbrook around. As for Burks… Yeah I’d hold over those options too. No trades out of Utah is really annoying but maybe we’ll get lucky with a Richard Jefferson buy out.

          4 moves is pretty average. I wouldn’t really look at one roster spot for 7 games. I would look for guys who play 3 games in 4 days or back-to-backs. For example this week I had a Monday guy from streaming last week, dumped him for Singler who played Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat. Then I’ll dump him tomorrow for someone who plays Sun or ideally Sun and Mon. So that gave me a 6 game week with only using 2 of my 4 moves. It doesn’t always work out so nicely but that’s the kind of streaming I look to do.

          • Frank White says:
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            Drop who for Tyson?? Varejeo? Chalmers for Jackson right? Do I use McRoberts for my stemming spot?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Frank White: I’d drop McRoberts for Tyson and yeah grab Chalmers for Jackson too. I’d try to use at least 2 of your weekly moves by the weekends here on out so you know what stats to fill

              • Frank White says:
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                Well since I’m getting torn up to shreds up including this week then how long should I wait on Bogut or Varejeo to comeback? I thought you’d want me to drop Varejeo so next week I’ll go in with only 1 injured guy.

                • Frank White says:
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                  Thanks for your help guys!!

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @Frank White: Slim doesn’t like Varejao as much as me, I think Varejao will be back soon and be fine. Tough for me to drop either, gun to my head I’d drop Bogut of the 2, but I think you can wait on both

    • matt says:
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      @Frank White: Do what you gotta do to make the playoffs! If it means dumping Bogut and vareijo for Chalmers/Tyson then do it! I would! I rather have guys producing and having a shot at the finals rather than having broken guy’s on the bench and missing the playoffs. That’s what id do if I was getting crushed for weeks straight. Holding guys sometimes hurts you more. 10 teamer there should always be decent streaming matchups imho

  4. jakob says:
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    Yoo JB, I guess you missed one.

    Denver also acquired Aaron Brooks, with Jordan Hamilton now playing for the Rockets instead.

    Dunno about Hamilton, prob just for some depth at SG/SF, but Brooks should be in a position where he can contribute right from the get-go. Lawson is still banged up, Nate is out and that leaves him as the primary backup PG. What do you think about his value going forward?

    • Slim

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      @jakob: With Lawson out I could see 25-30 minutes and crushing what little value The Virgin has. With Lawson in I’m thinking 10-15 minutes, backup PG only, never on the court with Lawson.

      Hamilton is interesting but the minutes just aren’t there. Maybe next year he could earn a 20 minute role.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @jakob: Ah you’re right I did. I remember hearing it was unconfirmed then just missed it looking at NBA transaction logs finishing up the article last night. Agree with @Slim: Brooks could have a deeper league impact while Lawson is out a game or two, but not too intrigued for either guy past that

  5. 740 says:
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    Sup JB,

    Please rate players in order for ROS… Patrick Patterson, Amir Johnson, Kelly Olynyk, Anthony Bennett, Byron Mullens, Pero Antic, Ryan Kelly.

    Thank u

    • 740 says:
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      @740:

      BTW: 12team h2h 8cat

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @740:

      Amir, Pat Pat, Mullens, Olynyk, Kelly (if Shawne Williams doesn’t resign), Antic, Bennett

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @740: I might move Antic up one but that’s risky given injury, other than that am exactly with @Slim:

  6. Joe says:
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    Double Double Q special:

    1. Gibson, Boozer, Faried, Sullinger, Carroll – Pick 3.

    2. Is Knight a hold or a sell-high?

    Thanks!

    • matt says:
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      @Sherm: @Joe: Double Doubles? Or 2 questions? Not Boozer(he’ll be hurt next week) or Carroll 2. I’d hold, unless you can sell for a better guard.

    • Slim

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      @Joe: Gibson for sure, Boozer definitely not. Those are the easy ones. I trust Carroll more than the other 2 and he should be back soon. Carroll’s season long 9-cat average rank according to Yahoo is… 50! Faried and Sullinger both get inconsistent minutes and it’s a tough choice. I’m going to go Sullinger for the 3s and he won’t hurt FTs like Faried will.

      Tough to sell a guy high when he isn’t playing but if you can get a top 50 guy then you probably did well.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Joe: Given standard cats, Taj, Sully Faried for me. I like Carroll a lot, but like Sully’s upside more and Faried is hot right now. Eh, even in dub-dub as a cat I’d probably stick with that. 2. Hold

  7. matt says:
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    Bron wore the hannibal mask when he was in Cleveland. Only downside is he avg 2 extra ppg with it on! Lol

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Haha oh yeah I forgot about that! MaskBron!

  8. manosun16 says:
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    My Durant and Nelson for his George and Irving. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @manosun16: Nah I wouldn’t do it. Close though

  9. SMLV1 says:
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    Rank ROS Points, Blocks and Boards

    Varejao
    Henson
    Gibson
    Mullens
    Blatche
    Mozgov

    Drop Varejao for Gibson or hold? My Bigs are horrible…Hibbert, Favors, Henson and Varejao.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @SMLV1: If you need the production now, no problem with Taj. Narrowly still like Varejao more ROS. So Varejao, Gibson, Henson, Mullens, Blatche Mozgov for me

  10. Patrick says:
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    t. jones or ilyasova?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Patrick: Sticking with Jones

      • Patrick says:
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        @JB Gilpin: would you drop t.jones for enes kanter? what’s the likelihood that favors is shut down? h2h 9 cat

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Patrick: I don’t see Favors getting shut down yet, maybe really late in the year barring no more injuries. I’d try to keep my TJones hopes alive, I know tough though

  11. Rixo13 says:
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    Drop stuckey for mullens?
    16 man league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rixo13: Yeah I think I would

  12. RapCity says:
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    16-team 3-CAT League (Points–Rebounds–Assists):

    Would you drop Terrence Jones for Patrick Patterson now or keep holding?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @RapCity: I’d keep Jones, but man, in 16 team I would think both would probably need to be owned…

      • RapCity says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        9-man rosters, so 6 starters with only 3 bench; no utility, no DL, etc.

        Thx for the assist, you helped me a couple days ago with a Wolters->Meeks question.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @RapCity: Ah gotcha that’s right. Jones definitely on thin ice though. Meeks is lookin’ pretty good so far!

  13. Lasandro says:
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    Just picked up JR off the wire hearing that he’s gonna be starting in Shump’s absence. If T Jones pulls out another dud game, do I cut him or JR to grab me Taj on the wire? Pts and brds would be appreciated and Jones was giving them to me but his slump, along with Dwight’s recent surge, has got me wondering if his best days are behind him? Kanters available too but favors may be back in a few. Taj is kinda must own right? Even in 8 teamers?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: I’d rather grab Gibson of the two, I might actually be fine with grabbing Gibson now.Yeah agree Gibson is prob most own

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Sorry, did you mean you’d grab Taj for T Jones now? Or for JR? Do we agree on Jones’ ROS value?

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: also, should I just go ahead and swap my Nelson with DJ augustin? And then switch T Jones with Taj?

        • Lasandro says:
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          @JB Gilpin: and JR with Korver?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Lasandro: Sorry I meant grab Taj for Jones now. I don’t think we see the same Jones as early on, but still a good Jones and better than now. I’d keep Nelson over DJ right now. But yay to the Taj pickup. Hmmm JR vs. Korver…. Really close, I might narrowly go JR at the moment

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              @JB Gilpin: thanks mate will do. What about Tyreke or D Carroll or Kanter? Stronger pickups than Taj overall?

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                @JB Gilpin: Frye’s there too. Essentially, I’d still pick taj up but am happy to swap JR with any of the four names I’ve just mentioned if you think they serve better value

              • Lasandro says:
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                @JB Gilpin: And thoughts on Matt Barnes too? He’s been solid and Reddick is still out

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Lasandro: Mannn, Tyreke has so much potential… But I would rather Taj over he and Carroll for now. I’m not a Frye guy and don’t value 3s as much. Tyreke for JR is very close, same with a hot Barnes. Might narrowly lean Tryeke but very marginal.

  14. Connor says:
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    I’m Number one in my league and am far away winning in blocks. What do you think of me trading Roy Hibbert for Korver?

    • @Connor:

      This is my 10 Team Money ESPN League. Any advice on who I should trade by next Thursday’s trade deadline??? I’m 4th in my league.

      PG Brandon Jennings, Det PG
      SG Victor Oladipo, Orl SG, PG
      SF Tobias Harris, Orl PF, SF
      PF LaMarcus Aldridge, Por PF, C DTD
      C
      G Randy Foye, Den SG, PG
      F Blake Griffin, LAC PF
      UTIL Anthony Davis, Nor C, PF
      UTIL Jameer Nelson, Orl PG
      UTIL Jose Calderon, Dal PG
      Bench LeBron James, Mia SF, PF DTD
      Bench Roy Hibbert, Ind C
      Bench Russell Westbrook, OKC PG
      Bench Joe Johnson, Bkn SG, SF

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Don’t Slip On Your Pivet: Foye I thinkn is a sell high but not sure what you could get for him…Everyone else I like

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: Yeah I mean fits your need and Hibbert is about blocks only I buy it!

  15. The Tristan Thompson Conundrum says:
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    Would you trade David west for Robin Lopez?

    • Slim

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      @The Tristan Thompson Conundrum: I like RoLo better. I know JB isn’t the biggest fan but I really like how he doesn’t hurt anywhere and Portland has one of my favorite playoff schedules. West is just old. A good game here and there but overall pretty boring.

      • The Tristan Thompson Conundrum says:
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        @Slim: I am thinking about this harder than when I traded Lillard and Duncan for Lebron… West has been playing great lately aside from a dud his last time out. I’ll think bout it some more prob gonna do it for the 5 game week in the playoffs. But what do you think about Evan Turner is he worthless now in an 8-team league? He was just dropped. Or is Demarre Carrol a better option? Granger looking like a wasted add haha

        • JB Gilpin

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          @The Tristan Thompson Conundrum: I’d def take Carroll over Turner. Turner is gonna be a D specialist and I bet rarely gets double digits. I would even take Granger over Turner

  16. Frank White says:
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    Morning Slim… I was talking to you and JB the rest of the way yesterday and he wanted me to pickup Tyson for McRoberts but I forgot to mention that that was my streaming spot. Do you think I should drop Bogut or Varejeo for Tyson or use my last pickup this week for an extra guy on Sunday?? I’m pretty close in a lot of the CAT’s right now but that also includes FG and FT% so maybe it’s better not to grab another guy. IDK.. If I don’t grab Tyson now then I bet someone else will grab him though cause he just got off waivers today. I like Varejeo cause he gives assists which I need but Bogut got blocks but so does Chandler. I guess it’s who’s gonna come back kinda thing. Help!! Lol

    • Slim

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      @Frank White: I wouldn’t risk missing out on Tyson for only one game that might not even help. 1st I would drop McBob, who doesn’t play again till next friday, for Chandler and yes he shouldn’t stay available for long and a 4 game week next week. 2nd only 2 games from Chalmers next week so we should wait on that add. Jackson goes Wed.Fri.Sun Chalmers goes Thu.Sat. Beverley goes Tue.Wed.Sat. I’m thinking about Beverley on Tue.Wed. Chalmers on Thu/Sat. There’s 2 moves for a 4 game week for a PG. 3rd so that leaves Varejao and Bogut with 2 moves remaining. We can wait till Monday to see if any are close to returning but I don’t think Varejao is going to go back to being a 30-35 minute guy and Chandler is basically the same player. Next week I would scrap Varejao and use the last 2 moves to try to get 4-5 more games from a big or 2. I think that should give you a massive boost to try to get a big win next week and beyond.

  17. Frank White says:
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    Wow Thank you so much my Man!! That helped a lot… The thing is I got 6 PF/C or Center’s on my team and 4 pg/g the rest sg/sf/ sf/pf’s.. Do you think if I end up dropping one of my big guys I really need another big guy or just dabble with guard forwards?? My assist went down a lot but maybe I gotta take a hit somewhere. What u think? Oh also I took a big hit on FT% with all these big guys

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      Also, since this Moultrieguy sucked yesterday, do you think Mullens could be a great pickup as one of the big guys if you think you like the amount I have??

      • Frank White says:
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        Sorry dude thanks for being patient with me but all in adding is if I should, if I’m gonna drop Varejeo or Bogut next week, stream big guys in their spot or grab smaller guys cause I have 6 big guys now and if I drop one then I’ll have 5 and I didn’t know if that was too many big guys?? Considering I have my in-between guys like Ariza n Mello still putting up nice boards. One side in streaming guards and the other side streaming??? Thanks guys your the best and cause of you you’re keeping me in there with you’ll device!!!!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Frank White: As Slim was kinda alluding to, I like playing it by ear with whatever stats you need based on the matchup. Think it will depend on what your opponent is putting up. I’d check out the oppo’s lineup and see how his big man vs. PG line-up looks and decide who to stream then. Seems you are pretty even and would depend on their team

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            Hey guys wutup.. That Armstrong guy was picked up to replace Bogut until he’s better but does that sound bad for Bogut meaning should I let him go cause Varejeo is at least practicing?? I really how Millsap doesn’t miss time cause like I said the next 3 weeks are really tough teams and I’m slowly siding of 3rd so I can’t wait for to many guys to get healthy ya know. What suck is if I drop Bogut then someone else is gonna grab him up. It would be a shame but I can easily be bored down far enough to miss the playoffs if get beat up these next few weeks. IDK what to do but what would you do if you were me?? I would have to stream that spot and Reggie Jackson’s spot. But at least I picked up Tyson chandler..

            • Frank White says:
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              Just in case you wanna check my lineup is a little bit above toward the top of the page.. Thanks!!!

              • JB Gilpin

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                @Frank White: I think I would hold Bogut, and see what happens tomorrow, sounds like he’s close. Not worried about the Armstrong signing, their only other usable C is Jermaine O’Neal who played 37 mins a game or two ago, so they need to limit him too. Now Reggie Jackson I think is cuttable and use that spot to stream. Much rather do that, didn’t look great today

  18. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    Cut Evan Turner for Mullens? My team is low in boards, threes and blocks

    Thanks

    Dick

    • JB Gilpin

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      @The Fantasy Dick: Yup I’d do that, Turner is gonna do nada

      • Brent

        The Fantasy Dick says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Is Bogut done?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @The Fantasy Dick: Nah I don’t think so, I think he’ll be back soonish

  19. Larry says:
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    Hi guys,

    Who should I take, McRoberts, Mullens, or Moultrie?

    Also, I have Beverley and Granger, should I drop one them for Dunleavy, Middleton, or Alphabet? Or should I wait and see what happens with Granger?

    Punting FG and PTS. 9-cat h2h, Pretty set on dimes and steals, so I need guys for boards, blocks, 3s without killing FT%

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Larry: Looking at your needs, I think I would narrowly lean Mullens. Alphabet is close to those guys, since you’re punting points, I might grab him for Granger though. Giannis will get decentish boards and blocks, chip in a 3, while Granger will be a scorer/3er and thats about it.

  20. Moes says:
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    Hey guys
    C-smoking monkey here
    Traded harden today
    Heard he’s dealing witty a bum elbow
    Playing like fire but
    Plan was from the start to sell harden for depth before our playoffs
    I debated waiting longer and putting more offers out ( but there is a cap on how many offers you can put out there at one time .. Kinda lame .. Anyways.. Wanted a big and some shooters .. Not a big gortat fan but wash wasn’t in the playoffs baddddddd I see that team going balls out
    Anyways
    Whatcha think? I was told a few days ago by someone in our league who laughed at my harden offer calling me a tit for getting him and his contract and I couldn’t sell him blah blah
    So much for that
    Small talk from the 11th place team

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Moes: Yo dude! Wait, who laughed at your Harden offer, bc I’m 11th and I sure didn’t say that! I’m glad my team wasn’t 10 wins better bc I would be close with all my guys getting hurt. better I am out either way. I think the trade is fine, Harden is hella expensive. Tough to re-tool any team with that contract. I’m happy with my core, if I draft well I think I’ll be a playoff team next year. Plus you have an expensive Brow so you’d have no money. I’ll trade you for Brow though!

      • Moes says:
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        @JB Gilpin: JP! Def wasn’t you! Sorry bout that! 10th place Dood.. I forget the name ( something silly)it’s too early in the morning lol no biggie but he did laugh in my face and told me I was screwed and stupid for the harden trade. I knew I couldn’t score something like this with derZ but harden being ranked top 3( last season) and playing beastly.. Sometimes it’s the name that gets the job done not the skill or game plan! Hope you all had a great weekend! Ttys

        • Moes says:
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          @Moes: JB!! sorry on my cell :/ my bad!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Moes: Haha no worries my man! Was just hoping my evil doppelganger wasn’t talking some smack! Hope you had a great weekend as well man!

    • Slim

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      @Moes: It’s interesting for sure. Here is my take…

      Harden is a beast and I think he’s going to be fine. He was never going to be a keeper along with the Brow so selling him for 3 solid pieces makes complete sense to me. Will Bynum is stealing a ton of minutes right now and even though he isn’t a keeper his arrow is really pointing up. Kind of a tough loss. Salmons is garbage. Even in the REL I still see him as nothing more than waiver fodder and he also won’t be a keeper.

      Gortat. $16 is OK for a keeper price and he might actually be worth holding on to. A big time improvement in boards and blocks since you didn’t give any away.
      Afflalo. $8 is dirt cheap considering how he’s played this year. A borderline top 100 guy the rest of the way due to low end steals, boards, and assists, all trending down with Oladipo having the ball in his hands so much. The ankle injury is concerning and it might effect his play for a little while.
      Waiters $11 is an OK price considering his talent plus being a head case. Another low-end steals guy for a wing plus low end boards and assists but with plenty of room to grow.

      For the rest of this year you should get a slight boost in FG%, a good boost in points, and a significant improvement in boards and blocks. However… I think you’re losing a ton of FT%, and I think you lose a good amount of both assist and steals. 3PTM, and TOs I think are a push. For the future however you added potentially 3 reasonably priced keepers.

      Now I’ll give you my feelings… This trade is very one sided. I feel like you got way more than Harden is worth, mainly because you added potential keepers. The guy you traded with now has Curry and Harden at a combined $144. To me that is a recipe for future disaster. He needs anywhere from 5-10, $1 keepers who play 25-30 minutes just to be competitive. This is why the guy scoffed at your offer and frankly understandably so.

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        @Slim: thanks a lot man
        Great read! Love this site!
        Sucked giving up Harden but I feel the same as you
        I couldn’t pass this up and didn’t! Couldn’t take a chance of keeping both
        I couldn’t of pulled this off for just deRozon.. Needed a big name so my plan worked

  21. Zar says:
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    Hello JB and slim

    So I know jb likes bogut. But now he’s injured. And now hawes got traded right after I picked him up. I’m pretty good with centers and Pfs. Are either droppable to stash jrue or Bledsoe?

    Also, while mock drafting for the rcl in baseball I recommended that a newbie check out this site. The other drafters said y’all’s a bit radical for their tastes. I like being a bit radical!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Zar: hawes for Jrue I like, but I might wait until Varejao is back. So maybe wait out a game or two. Hah, yea Grey goes bold a lot, I’m going to have my own SP rankings and update weekly but so far all him. I agree with a lot of it though!

  22. what up JB – so I always overvalue my players and I’m trying to get either Tobias or Victor off of this other team, who’s in need of assists. His team isn’t doing so well, so I’m sure he’d be down for a 3-2 or even 3-1 in the right deal.

    Looking at my squad, which of the two should I shoot for, and who might you throw at him to make the deal (obvious surplus of assists):

    CP3
    Knight
    Kendall Marshall
    Wilson Chandler
    Henson
    T-Ross
    Millsap
    Tyreke
    Brian Roberts
    Pek
    Ilyasova
    P-Bev

    thanks man

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Sheriff McRawDawg: I’d def shoot for Oladipo. So much upside, but that may make him overrate him too. I don’t think I’d want to trade Marshall. I wouldn’t include Millsap or CP3 or Knight either, but past that, any group of 2 or 3 of your guys I think could get it done. I know you have a surplus of assists, but man, got em locked down with only 2 guys, nice to kill a cat like that. PBev, Tyreke, & Roberts or & Chandler or anything like that I would do if your wire has some decent depth on it

      • Sheriff McRawDawg says:
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        @JB Gilpin: it’s a 20-teamer so not too much out there (Aaron Brooks, the Virgin, Mullens, or Bazemore would be the add). Actually threw out Tyreke and PBev and Harris b/c the scoring would be nice too.

        Love to get both Harris & Victor – should I throw out PBev, Tyreke, Roberts & Chandler for that? Nuts. Tried to get rid of freaking Ersan forever & don’t think it’s gonna happen in that mix lol

        • Sheriff McRawDawg says:
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          @Sheriff McRawDawg: my b – Tyreke and PBev *for Harris

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Sheriff McRawDawg: Ah 20 teamer is a little rougher. Dunno if I’d do all 3 for 1. Tyreke and PBev for Harris woulda been nice. Totally good with that 4 for 2. Roberts is a little scrubby and I do think Jrue can get back. Mullens and Bazemore I think would be good adds too, so hopefully you can get something done soonish!

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              @JB Gilpin: sweet thanks man. 4-2 looks wild considering the depth I’d be giving up, but for a playoff push, etc I think I’ve gotta do something.

  23. Nikko says:
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    I traded Vucevic and received IT2. It’s a H2H league with no FT or FG% and Asts & Rebounds are 1.5 pts over everything else. I needed a PG (have Lowry, Foye, Mills on the Spurs, Roberts on NOR, and Lawson on the IR). For Bigs: Pekovic, Varejao, Millsap, Drummond and Marvin Williams. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Nikko: In a vacuum I would very narrowly go Vucevic, but given your needs, I like it a lot. I think Roberts is going to lose value soon and Lowry is always injury prone. Nice that you have the Nugs assists locked up!

  24. yokev_o says:
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    Drop mcbob for matt barnes? For short term since josh doesn’t play until friday? There is also bass, fournier, bazemore, thomas robinson, jordan hill, aaron brooks, tony wroten dalembert, or james anderson on wire. Pick two please!

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