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Sometimes it’s nice, oh so nice, to see so much potential that you saw through the preseason finally get the chance to shine, the star to sizzle, the Sun to finally get his run.  With Eric Bledsoe sitting last night with a bruised shin, my boy Archie Goodwin finally got a chance, running a season-high 19 minutes for 16/2/2/2 shooting 7-10 and hitting a three, including this highlight worthy pick 6.  “Give me a chance coach!”  Goodwin has great speed and a good feel for the game for a 19-year-old, and is showing a little bit of what he could do should he get extended time.  The Suns backcourt is flooded, muddled mostly by the breakout Gerald Green is putting on, but the hot start-Suns have now dropped three straight, going from 3-1 to 5-5.  Green is an ultimate sell-high, both in fantasy and in the NBA trade market, for his highlight-inducing big plays and he’s shooting 12% better from the field and 11% better from 3-point land than last year.  Obviously 2012-13 was a disaster, so some bounce back was coming, but yea, if the Suns could get anything in return, they’ll take it.  With Green signed through next season and Goran Dragic with a player-option for next year, both are potential trade chips the Suns could use to build around Bledsoe.  Sure, I’m dreaming up a scenario that may not be the most likely, but what I’m really dreaming about is a Bledsoe/Goodwin starting backcourt.  Mmmmmm.  Fantasy goodness everywhere!  Goodwin is worth keeping an eye on with the Bledsoe shin injury in the deepest of leagues, and deeper dynasty leagues should have him on the radar as well.  Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy hoops:

Terrence Jones – EL BURRO’s best friend went off against a Celtics team that played all their players like a 7-year-old’s rec team.  “Every player must play at least two quarters!”  TJ roughed up the C’s to the tune of 10-12 24/9/1/0/2 and hit a three.  Omer Asik got on the court, but played a mere 7 minutes while TJ is still your starter.  Things looking very bright for TJ indeed!

Boston Celtics – This is a joke.  MarShon Brooks played 7, then every other player got into double-digit minutes with only Avery Bradley playing over 23:25.  Maybe Brad Stevens is mocking fantasy, but Jeff Green owners are irate right now at his 22:15 last night and pitiful line.  He’s the only guy to own on the team in shallower leagues, and while Stevens does hockey substitutions in the middle of plays it seems like, it’s not looking good.  Be sure not to buy Green low right now and see how it pans out.  Another crazy stat – the Celtics took 99 shots to the Rockets 72.  Celtics hit 32, Rox hit 41.  I know Stevens is rebuilding, but man, running the team into the ground.  Wiggin’ out for Wiggins!

Donatas Motiejunas – Another 18+ minutes and 5/5 with a block.  Once Asik is traded, he’s a very-deep league option with their only other bench big Greg Smith out with a sprained knee.

Patrick Beverley vs. The World (and Jeremy Lin) – Just over 23 minutes for PBev going 6-9 16/4/1 hitting a pair of treys.  Lin played half a minute longer for 11/0/5/1/1.  I still maintain PBev is a must own in virtually all leagues.  Will bust out more multi-cat stuff most nights.

Corey Brewer – My boy!  16/4/0 with 4 swipes.  Shot 7-17 with a three.  How’d he get 17 shots!?  Getting huge minutes, and is a steals specialist.  He’s like Danny Ocean.  Or Billy Hamilton.  SAGNOF!  Wait, this is basketball… Brewer’s at 2 steals a game now – Grand Theft Lobo!

Derrick Williams – Racked up a second straight DNP-CD.  Craziest part is he’s still owned in 5% Yahoo and 20% ESPN.  What the hey?!

J.J. Barea – Always be teasing me with the tantalizing PG stats!  12/7 in 29 minutes while Ricky Rubio only got to 19:19.  Now I haven’t seen anything on an injury for Rubio, and it’s curious this went down in a 4-point loss.  Looks like a poor coaching move.  Regardless, Barea is solid for some spot scoring and diming.

Martell Webster – Told ya to ride out the Dictionary!  “He’s definitely a pickup consideration looking at huge minutes in the short-term in almost all leagues.”  That’s me quoting me!  17/9/2/0/1 hitting 5 treys and playing a preposterous 43 minutes with Trevor Ariza on the shelf.  Must own everywhere possible until Ariza is back.

John Wall – Pulled a Rubio and shot like poop-io going 5-17, but killed his slash with a 14/5/16/2/1 line.  Balls to the Wall!

Nene – Again, worth being sure he’s owned because he’s in the must-own range right now while healthy.  20/5/4/1/1.

Dwight Howard – An atypical line, but a rainbow line!  10/11/2/2/3.  Every rainbow line deserves some pub.

Il Diva – Good ol’ Andrea Bargnani was a little quiet, but you’ll take the 13/6/2 with a block and no TOs.  He got over 30 minutes though!  Stop being a diva out there, Bargs!

Raymond Felton – Falling apart.  Has a pinched nerve in his hip.  I thought your hip was a bone; are there nerves in your bones?  Eh, probably, I guess that makes sense.  “I’m not a doctor, I’m a pool man!”

Beno Udrih – Got the start.  Did nothing.  Got 4 assists, so in the deepest of leagues worth an Ast spot start if you’re more desperate than a Jersey Shore housewife.

Kenyon Martin – Started as well, with no Metta World Peace and Iman Shumpert sliding to the two. Shumpert has got to be looking around him on the opening tip, and being like, “why am I playing with with the 2002-03 All-Stars and some foreign white PG?  Can I get traded already?!”  Martin in 29 mins went 5/7/0/2/1, so he’ll rack up a tiny bit of something if you need a guy with a pulse in the deepest of leagues.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Still struggling to find his shot, going 4-12 13/4/0 with a steal and hitting three treys.  Got another start though, and nearly 30 minutes.  I like he had no turnovers and this was a solid win for the Pistons.  I buy he can get decent minutes even when Will Bynum and Chauncey Billups get back.

Andre Drummond – Killing it.  Feeling not so good these days being an Andre the Giant hater –  6-7 FG 13/11/1/2/3.  Near rainbow line, and his free throw shooting continues to be god awful at 1-5.  Hack a Drummond!  Will be starting up soon.

Brandon Jennings – Took only 3 shots, say whaaaaa?  He was battling a stomach illness, but still racked up 27 minutes.  Shouldn’t have eaten those Twinkies, they’re discontinued!

Rodney Stuckey – Just won’t leave fantasy owners alone.  He’s a good fantasy “annoying neighbor”.  I need to start using that more.  As in, “Stuckey had another decent line to bug me into considering him, but I want none of that, such an annoying neighbor!”  21/2/5 last night and 16+ in three straight.  Worth the look in shallower leagues, but I’ve never been a huge Stuckey guy.

Mike Scott – Dude my REL bottom guys just went off last night!  My roster had Goodwin, Scott and KCP in there.  15/10/1/1/0 in a shocking team-high of 28 minutes.  The Hawks waived the white flag a little early in this one!  No Paul Millsap with elbow tendinitis, aka “whacker’s elbow”, and Gustavo Ayon wasn’t doing much of anything.  Scott is pretty far off the fantasy radar, but I’ve mentioned a few times he was a solid player in college at UVA and played well when given run last year.  Continues to do the same this year.  Deepest of leagues should give him a look.

Kyle Korver – Uh oh.  9/3/3/2/0/1 with three treys.  Not bad by any means, but sinking back down into ThrAGOF territory!  That team where I held him, [in Hank Williams voice] “he gone!”

Pero Antic – He’s pretty buried on the depth chart with Ayon returning, but 12/4/1/2/0 in 16 minutes last night while hitting a pair of deep balls.  He’s a big that can shoot!  He’s sorta like a for-sure off-the-bench Vitor Faverani minus the swats.  Hell, he could play more minutes than Faverani here on out and I wouldn’t be surprised.  Go back to Butler, Stevens!

Dwyane Wade – Sat again.  Hey, the Heat won in game 1 of a back-to-back.  You just have to check his status every time out.

Mario Chalmers – Another decent line of 14/3/4 with another 3 steals.  Did you know he was born in Alaska?  Man, he must be loving having his talents in South Beach.  Anyway, I still think regression is coming and his career-high pace of 2.2 steals is ridic.  He’s not Corey Brewer!

Markieff Morris – Get off the knees ref, you’re blowing Markieff’s fantasy day!  Racked up 5 quick fouls and only logged three of four FT makes as stats.  He’s been cooling off before this game, so droppable in most formats.  Fun while it lasted!

Marcus Morris – Maybe the brothers just switched numbers before this game… 6-11 for 19/3, but didn’t log any other stats.  Channing Frye had the best big man game in this one.  It’s a mess with the bigs there in Phoenix if you’re looking for any kind of consistency.  The most certain thing is Alex Len is awful.

DeMarcus Cousins – Boogie gonna woogie tonight!  Epic rainbow line of 27/12/3/4/2.  Sorry Mason Plumlee, Boogie came ready!

Marcus Thornton – Got a very curious DNP-CD last night.  When you lose out your minutes to 18 for Travis Outlaw and 14 for Jimmer Fredette, you know you’re in the doghouse.  The Shaq-ramento Kings are all sorts of Shaqtin’-a-Fool.

 

Next Game: Jazz @ Pelicanzz.  Still hoping for big minutes from Diante Garrett and the usual huge game from the Brow.  Hope your teams got you off to a good start and looking forward to your thoughts below!

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  1. Bon says:
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    In a head to head league, tanking free throws, do you think deandre jordan can keep up his consistancy right now and worth a trade of valaciunas and wilson chandler or something? I can provide my team for more insights if neccessary

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bon: Yeah if you’re tanking FTs, I think Jonas V and a throw in should work, but I might make it a different guy than Chandler, I really like Chandler’s upside.

      • Bon says:
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        @JB Gilpin: wow you replied so fast!
        I got jeff teague, brewer, bledsoe, thad young, andray blatche, drummond, miles plumlee, anthony davis, terrence jones, valaciunas, wilson chandler, al jeff, and westbrook.

        I was thinking raptors might trade rudy and derozen given how they`re just jacking up shots nowadays and later on, valaciunas might be a beast. I was wondering if i should keep miles plumlee. Would it be too much if i offer valaciunas and miles plumlee?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bon: Thanks! Yeah when I’m awake I’m usually pretty quick but sleep during the day. I think that’s a good offer for getting DeAndre’s stats throwing out FT. I like Valanciunas a ton still, but Jordan is getting huge minutes

  2. booya says:
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    Gerald Green or MKG?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @booya: Green right now and for a few weeks at least, still think MKG has better end of season numbers

  3. Don O. says:
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    Nice rundown as always JB. Goodwin’s definitely “watch list” worthy for me…hopefully if he starts getting some run I can snatch him before some enterprising owner of a rebuilding team stashes him in my H2H dynasty. Have your opinions on his upside changed at all since the season started? Not sure if he’ll ever have more value than prime Marcus Thornton, which is certainly good but not “build your team around” level. Also thanks for pumping T. Jones…grabbed him as a Splitter replacement and have been pleased thus far…might not have gone for him if not for you and a couple other analysts out there.

    I had a question pertaining to that 10 team, 11 category (9-cat plus DD and FGMI) dynasty league. I snagged Harkless at auction for $2 hoping for a mini breakout (other swingmen are Turner, Korver, Stephenson, and Brewer), but it seems like most of his games fall on my “heavy”days when I’m already trotting out a full lineup, and his FT% keeps him on my bench. In this situation would it be worth adding a guy like Mo Williams (I play a top assist, 3, and FT team next week in what could be a battle of 2 4-0 squads)? The strength of my team is at PG and PF/C, so I don’t necessarily need more than a complimentary piece. Is it worth dropping the 2nd year guy for the vet in this case?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Don O.: Nah Goodwin isn’t really a “build around” kind of guy, but I think he has more upside than Thornton. I’m trying to think of a good comp… Nothing is really coming to mind, but he’s a good passer, brings energy on D, liking all I see. Yeah I think I would grab Mo Wil for him, I don’t think Nicholson will ever turn into too much

      • @JB Gilpin:

        Here’s a Goodwin comp…. Corey Brewer before he learned to shoot the rock from the outside. Goodwin is a slasher / athletic type, ditto Goodwin. Watched a lot that game last night as a faithful Cousins owner, was impressed with Goodwin’s motor. Unfortunately, as you noted — he’s not going to see much court unless Green is traded and/or Dragic is traded. That’s a lot of things that need to happen, plus Bledsoe was out last night too.

        BTW, I love to play the “comp” game, so anytime you wanna throw that out to the masses, I’ll be here to opine.

        • @EL BURRO:

          …”Goodwin is a slasher / athletic type, ditto Goodwin”

          suppose to read

          …”Goodwin is a slasher/athletic type, ditto Brewer”.

          Stupid mothafudgn iphone.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @EL BURRO: I love Brewer, don’t get me wrong, but I think Goodwin has more upside. He was my comp at first too, before I wanted to shoot higher. How about Eric Gordon at his playing level right now, with less threes and a few more boards? And that’s his upside down the road, not necessarily this year

          • @JB Gilpin:

            My opinion: It’s early, but from what I’ve seen in college and early pro ball, Goodwin is nowhere near the shooter that Gordon is yet. He may turn into a shooter, but he’s more of a scorer, plus its gonna take a lot more run and some injuries/trades to get him that long look. Body type is more lean and smooth- he glides, has long strides like Brewer or maybe, Terrence Ross. Ross can straight stroke it, however and isn’t as athletic as Goodwin. In my opinion, Gordon is like a stocky little pitbull – he can score and shoot pretty well. Too bad he’s so damn injury prone.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @EL BURRO: No I agree, but that’s why I said less threes. Factor in a couple dunks and a layup, and that boosts his 3-8 from not near the basket to 6-11. I was thinking more fantasy comp too, not at an eye level, which is why I think it sounded weird. Eye level, totally buy Brewer or Ross

  4. Don O. says:
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    Thanks for the quick reply! It can be pretty easy to get all those young guys in Orlando confused lol… assume your comment refers to Harkless. Thanks for the input. I should probably comp guys to Thornton less. Seems like he’s my fallback comp lately for a swingman with peak value in the 40-75 range now that I think about it. Getting lazy!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Don O.: Haha yup lol! They’re all the same…

  5. Don O. says:
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    Do you think the Morris twins occasionally switch jerseys? I’d bet money they’ve done it once in their lives, and it would certainly make sense given last night’s box score.

    • Bon says:
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      @Don O.: LOL that would be amazing, they’ll both get contracts and both earn plenty of money!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Don O.: Haha it could happen! My reaction as well!

  6. J Money says:
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    9 cats H2H

    Drop Henson for Terrence Jones?
    I’d like to pick up Webster too but I can not figure out who to drop

    My Team
    PG: Paul
    SG: Reddick
    G: Wall
    SF: Hayward
    PF: Cousins
    F: Henderson
    C: Hawes
    UTIL: Korver
    UTIL: Valancius
    BN: B Lopez
    BN: Bledsoe
    BN: Henson

    Thanks. Good write ups as always.

    • J Money says:
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      @J Money: Just realized Patrick Beverly is on the WW as well. Pick him up for someone as well?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J Money: Thanks man! I know people are gonna yell, but I’d take Jones for Korver. Then grab PBev for Henson. Load up on the Rox! Ha

  7. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Man, a Bledsoe-Goodwin backcourt would have CRAZY speed. The only thing that’d make it better is if D’Antoni comes back to coach them after the Lakers can him.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Haha, D’Antoni takes some speed before the game and just runs up and down his coaching box to make em go faster. Man, that backcourt would be so fun…

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: If they finish with a top 3 pick in this year’s draft they’ll be a fun team in a hurry. I hate that I love a Dukie so much, but DAMN Jabari Parker is awesome.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Clyde Prompto: Haha stoopid dookie! Yeah he looks great. This draft class is going to be insane

  8. chillmodious says:
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    JB…

    Instead of “Hack a Drummond! Will be starting up soon.” …

    I humbly submit “Bang The Drummond Slowly” as a Razz-sket-ball glossary term. There’s only one “Hack-a-Shaq,” and only one “Smite-the-Dwight.” Stands to reason that Drummond’s FT-line ineptitude should land him his own moniker too. Plus it includes bonus double-entendre, a Razzball favorite!

    ——

    On a separate note…

    Who do you think has the best value, both short term and long term, out of:

    Jordan Crawford
    Mo Williams
    Gerald Green

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    Thanks, and have a good one…

    • JB Gilpin

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      @chillmodious: Love it! Next glossary overhaul, thou shall be in there. What if they foul every possession al 4th qtr? Bang the Drummond fastly! Haha. Short term I think I might stick with Green, Dragic and Bledsoe keep missing games left and right. Long term, I like Mo Wil to have the best EOS line

  9. Good morning JB! I’ve became a daily reader, a big fan of your work. I’m a Jeff Green owner. Should I try a “sneaky” move and see if I can sell him? If so, who do you see as a guy possibly underperforming that could offer more value?

    • @WNWDOTCOM:

      Not JB, but you shouldn’t try and trade him until he has a solid game or 3. The inconsistency is maddening, I concur.

      For whatever its worth, I own him as well (drafted him in 3rd round of my 14 team, big money league with hopes of 20/7 type lines nightly). Some things to consider: 1) Brad Stevens has no idea how to coach in the NBA yet. His rotations are god awful; hoping that improves as it’s impacting Green immensely. 2) Green has been playing out of position for 1/2 the games – he needs to be left at SF, he’s not a SG … 3) Crawford and Bradley have been Green’s PGs to date, which is likely the worst combo in the league (so a return of Rondo will stabilize the rotation, improve the ball movement and in turn, free Green up more)

      Stay the Green course; you’d be selling at depressed value.

      • @EL BURRO: Thanks for the info! I just dumped Chandler Parsons yesterday because I was confident in a Green bounce back… Then last night happened… I like talented players on garbage teams so I had expected more. Once again, thanks for your help.

        • @WNWDOTCOM:

          Sounds like patience is not your thing, but if you can hang tight for a few weeks, I would, Still believe in Green’s game and fantasy upside. Celtics are dog poop, so his production is paramount to that garbage offense’s success.

          • @EL BURRO: Nah, I’m a very eccentric fantasy owner. My strategy is to draft the best players then work it out later. It worked in football this year, as I drafted a team that included CJ Spiller and Roddy White (12-team PPR)… And today that team has Jamaal Charles and Demaryius Thomas. But things aren’t as chipper with my bball team (12-team H2H 8 categories). I’ve won my first two matchups and tied the third but…

            I drafted Love, Wall, Lawson, Westbrook… Even picked up Hawes in the 12th round…

            Now I have Harden, Rose, Monroe, Green and Noah. I guess not bad if everyone played to potential but it’s been an issue so far.

            • @WNWDOTCOM:

              Sounds like you have a great nucleus. I tend to play in deeper, 14-20 team leagues, so to me, that’s a stacked ALL-STAR team!

              So, you’ve already moved Love and Westy?

              The Harden, Rose nucleus is really good too. Need to be patient with Rose, but I see why you are chomping at the bit. A lot of under-production to date… It’s coming.

              • @EL BURRO: Yeah, Love was the key piece in acquiring Harden. Westbrook was actually used in a deal to land Durant. At one time (a short time), I had Harden and Durant but I essentially got an offer I couldn’t refuse for Durant. I altered my plan to build off Harden and Durant to Harden and Rose because what I obtained in the middle (Monroe, Green, MCW (who later became Joakim Noah) etc.) was so great.

                I’m happy with my squad now and don’t foresee any “major” moves but I’m always open to trading if it means making my team better.

                Haha appreciate the “stacked All-Star” comment. I’ve worked hard to put the best group together I can. I only play in one league so I want to make it count.

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                  @WNWDOTCOM: I’m curious as to what was too good to refuse, for Durant? Almost any 2 for 1 I model makes me weaker. It would have to be two first rounders for sure.

                  • @Prodders: Kyrie Irving, Greg Monroe, MCW, Parsons and Redick for Durant, Oladipo, Amir Johnson and Kyle Lowry was the deal. Kyrie became Derrick Rose and MCW became Joakim Noah. I just moved Parsons for Kemba Walker and I still roster Greg Monroe (an upgrade over Amir Johnson) and JJ Redick (an upgrade over Lin, although he’s of course lights out right now)

                    • @WNWDOTCOM: I thought Green was part of that deal but he wasn’t. So these upgrades joined Harden, Jeff Green, Goran Dragic, Terrence Jones and Nikola Pekovic. Also, I currently roster Terrence Jones, Tobias Harris and Tony Wroten (although I’m checking MCW’s status as we speak).

    • JB Gilpin

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      @WNWDOTCOM: Thanks so much! Really appreciate it. I would try to sell at maybe 80-90% of draft day value, but wouldn’t sell him deflated much more than that. I’m holding out personally in my leagues, just hope they can figure it out there in Boston. Bring in Big Papi to coach!

  10. Sam Savitt says:
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    Hey JB, hould I start Gerald Green, I’m down by 4 3 pointers in my matchup? Or should I wait to see if Bledsoe plays? Green over a slumping Kemba, Nene, Jennings or Kanter?
    thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Sam Savitt: Bledsoe is still a game time decision, I think it’s a little early to worry about 3s on Wednesday, I’d stick with Jennings who may help anyway… But I might be too late. Perils of a night job!

  11. Bon says:
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    ilyasova or tobias harris? as an SF/PF

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bon: Thats a good questions… I think I go Ilyasova right now, Bucks need warm bodies in the worst way, Tobias has a crowded group of 3/4s to ease him in

  12. Shaft says:
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    I’ve had Miles Plumlee on my bench all season and have been too afraid to start him. Scoring 10 points or less in his last 4 games and his 0/5 performance from the line last night (and 50% FT% before that) are starting to solidify my fears. With Terrence Jones and Jordan Hill just chilling on my wire, am I making a mistake hoping he’ll become consistent?

    I’d hate to just drop him and I’d love to move him in a 2-for-1, but im worried that his trade value is depleted. Think i can package him and Korver or Wilson Chandler in a deal for a solid SG? And then pick up T Jones or Hill?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shaft: Nah I like both upstarts more, I think I get Hill. It’s definitely worth the shot, but you’d have to make a trade happen fast, I doubt those guys will be on the wire long. And I’d try the Korver package, I like Chandler a lot

  13. John says:
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    Is it time to explore trade options for Kyle Korver? Looks like he’s gonna see lower minutes with Lou Williams back in the rotation.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John: Yup I would. In my shallow leagues I’ve dropped him, behold the power of ThrAGNOF!

  14. Tsilaeri says:
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    what do u think of M Gasol vs Ibaka?
    Ibaka still slightly better?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tsilaeri: Yup, I think so. I had both as first rounders, started awful, both turning it around

  15. Brad Stevens must have read the memo. The Celtics are in full tanking mode!

    What a shame!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Thierry Fortune: Yup, just an awful looking team…

  16. Jay_0321 says:
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    Team update!

    Wall
    Irving
    Calderon
    George
    D. Lee
    Millsap
    Ibaka
    Boozer
    Korver
    J. Green
    T. Harris
    Bargnani

    Traded Griffin and Favors for Green, Lee and Millsap. Traded IT2 and Stephenson for Korver and Boozer!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay_0321: Love the first trade! Second one sounds about even, but I might held. Those bigs you got in the first deal are ridiculous, nice work!

  17. E says:
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    Drop Miles Plumlee for T. Chandler?
    If so how much to bid out of $46?
    10 team keeper 9 cat w/ FTM

    • JB Gilpin

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      @E: Mehhhh, I might but it’s a dead spot for a while on a 10 team that I don’t love. If you can afford the 0, I might go $10-$12 I wouldn’t break your bank

  18. E says:
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    Drop J. Butler or P. Bev for any of these?
    Webster
    Chalmers
    S. Blake
    J. Anderson

    Here’s my squad (10 team H2h keeper 9cat w/ FTM):
    Chris Paul LAC – PG
    Brandon Jennings Det – PG
    Patrick Beverley Hou – PG
    Danny Green SA – SG,SF
    Jimmy Butler Chi – SG,SF
    Wilson Chandler Den – SG,SF
    Rudy Gay Tor – SF,PF
    Blake Griffin LAC – PF
    Paul Millsap Atl – PF
    Miles Plumlee Pho – PF,C
    Pau Gasol LAL – PF,C
    Roy Hibbert Ind – C

    • E says:
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      @E: T Burke is also avail

      • AJ says:
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        @E: well Butler is hurt and Bev is sharing minutes with Lin, Blake is killin it right know with them assist and no Nash and Trey has upside and he’s back, I would pull the trigger on both but that’s just me

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @E: I’d lose Butler for Blake, but I’m still holding PBev

  19. EMH says:
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    Just got requested a trade and need some advice.

    His Noah and Barnes for my Pek. What do ya think? By the way, it’s a points league (hate it, wish it was categories).

    Thanks in advance man.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EMH: I think I indeed do it. Noah is good for what he is and Pek is losing some boards upside with Love being everywhere on the court. Any time!

  20. Jose says:
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    Would you drop Jeff Green for the returning Tobias Harris?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jose: Nah I’d hold Green

  21. Frank White says:
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    Good afternoon… David West, I don’t know crap about him but have him on my team and he’s killing me. Is he supposed to approve or should i trade him asap?? Maybe for DeAndre Jordan if the guy will do it??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: If you could get Jordan I would do it

  22. George says:
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    JB – I own Derrick Williams in a contract keeper league and when I drafted him, he was assigned a three-year contract.

    I have to presume that DWill is owned 5% because of keeper league unwilling to give up because there is always a shot that there is an injury opening up on the TWolves and the possibility of getting another chance next year on a new team.

    When I drafted him, I was hoping for some form of semblance that he would compare to the game that Paul Pierce had in his prime.

    I still like Williams game and his potential. He just needs to get an opportunity much like a number of other players that are mentioned on this website (see Terrence Williams who I just signed to a 3-year deal in my contact keeper).

    For what it is worth, I feel like I just scored an extra 1st round pick in Terrence Williams.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @George: I totally agree with that. Yahoo wasn’t terrible, the 20% on ESPN was shocking though. Did you mean Terrence Jones? Yeah that was a nice find. The Wolves may trade for a vet and D Will is a great haul for a rebuilding team. The likelihood of a change of scenery definitely helps

      • George says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Hey JB – Yes, thank you for that. I meant Terrence Jones. As you can see in my post, I was trying to get a post started on DWill and did not read my post carefully.

        I agree regarding your sentiment on DWill. He is keeper league materials but as of right now, in standard Yahoo leagues, I would not roster him on 13-man roster.

        I put in a $99 bid on Terrence Jones and dropped Kaman/Humphries – this should give you an idea of how deep our 18-team league is.

        When you can claim someone in a league that deep, and immediately put him in the starting lineup and it is a guy with pedigree (Kentucky, 1st round pick, starting over Asik), you feel fortunate.

        Now if I could just get Kobe back and healthy.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @George: Sheesh, but yea I can buy that. I’m in a 20-teamer with Jones drafted, so the talent pool is horrible. My team needs Brandon Knight back! Sad… but true

  23. Steve Stevenson says:
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    H2H pts, Ginobili or R. Jackson? They are dead even in scoring in my league, though with Manu more consistent. League playoffs = NBA playoffs, so they both have a little more value than some hot FAs. I already own Duncan and D. Green FWIW, wth no shares of the Thunder.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I think I’d stick with Manu even though he might see the bench here and there later on. I don’t think Jackson will ever find consistency off the bench

  24. AJ says:
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    What side you like best? Curry/Horford or Love/Lillard?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: Mannnnn… I think Curry Horford, I think Curry is the best player and while he’s a little hurt, Love has the injury history as well. tough one though

  25. MC says:
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    Sup, I got offered Al Jefferson, Josh Smith, and Elyasova for Bogut,Wilson Chandler and Millsap. Dont want to get rid of Millsap just yet, I was thinking maybe Al Jefferson can come back strong, any thouhts? Thanx

    • JB Gilpin

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      @MC: Yeah I think I take that, Smith is a good haul. Agree tough to unload Millsap, but this elbow tendinitis sounds like a few inactives will be coming his way through the season to manage it

  26. Michael says:
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    What is your input on Terrence Ross? I picked up Sammy D. couple days ago but I’m thinking about dropping him for T Ross. I also have Derozan.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael: I like Ross… Great upside, but they need to trade either DD or Gay to make ross any sort of consistency. His upside is what Gerald Green was doing while he was starting

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        @JB Gilpin: He had a good game today. I didn’t watch it but I was keeping track of his stats. He played 32 mins which is just as much as Derozan/Gay while LL only played 21. At one point Ross was in with the starting lineup and LL was benched. Trying to figure out WHYYYY it happened. Maybe it was because the 76ers are a smaller lineup? I don’t know if it was a fluke today cause this is what happened to S. Adams couple weeks ago. Ah screw it. I rolled the dice on S. Adams. Might as well do it again on Ross.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @m1chael: Yeah he did for sure. I don’t understand why LL is getting jerked around. It’s like they read all the fantasy breakout pieces then crushed our souls! Ross has more upside than Adams, even if say Ibaka got hurt (knocks on wood)… So totally buy making the swap

          • m1chael says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Seriously. I had high hopes for LL too. I don’t own him in my league but I offered DD for LL and the guy said high ceiling while DD was one dimensional. I have now retracted that offer cause DD is now shooting 3’s and playing def. Going to put my waiver in tonight for TRoss for Sammy D. Lets see how it plays out for a week (fingers crossed hoping he’s not a bust like Adams).

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @m1chael: Haha I think you’ll be good, the Mavs need the interior presence, he’ll get his run

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                @JB Gilpin: Haha. Thanks. I’ll hold off on this one and just keep him in my radar.

  27. mr claus says:
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    got offered cousins for my rubio
    9 cat h2h

    G – rubio, lawson, it2, G. hill, chalmers
    F- LBJ, ilyasova, favors, parsons
    C – kanter, gortat, j. hill, sanders

    somehow i’m still losing in ast with all these PGs.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mr claus: I’d still hold Rubio, I know he’s a little cooled off right now, but I like him

  28. Brent

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    Henson or Webster? Need boards/blocks…but Websters 3’s are intriguing. Henson had a nice line tonight tho. Hurry up Tobias, you better be worth it.

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: Long term it’s still Henson for me, but I like Webster a lot in the short term

  29. teeque says:
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    hey guys, need big advice. would you trade rubio and josh smith for Paul George? or rubio for tony parker?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @teeque: I would for George, no question. Would keep Rubio over Parker

  30. Kevin says:
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    Hey JB. I just traded my affalo / mo Williams for someone else’s igudola. I know affalo has been hot and I just picked up mo on the waiver line.

    Do you think I did the right thing to trade?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kevin: Yup I do, very good move

  31. Trey says:
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    OH boy, patience wearing thin with the Lithuanian Jonas…

    Should I try and trade him to a very frustrated Tim Duncan owner for….Tim Duncan…or hold and hope the Raptors get their crap together. DAMN them for winning today after letting derozan shoot so much.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Trey: Hah, I mean I’d take Duncan even with the caveat Duncan will miss games and I do think LL bounces back

  32. Michael Pan says:
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    I need some help , i asked you yesterday if i should package my joe johnson and kenneth faried for his wilson chandler he countered with kenneth faried and trey burke for his wilson chandler and shaun livingston? i feel trey burke has a lot more upside in comparison to livingston, i like the guy but he’s on a loaded roster. Do you think i need to get rid of joe johnson quickly he had a good game today but he’s a little inconsistent. I thought about trading joe johnson for larry sanders to stash, but then my frontcourt would be way too deep. i i am in 9 cat roto 13 teams.

    mike conley / ty lawspm / trey burke
    joe johnson / gordon hayward (he had an awful game today) / derozan / evan turner
    tobias harris / kenneth faried
    al jefferson / derrick favors / zach randolph / andrew bogut

    Thanks for all your advice

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael Pan: I’d take the deal. i still think Chandler is the best player in it, and Deron got hurt again so Livingston will have more run and value

  33. Patrick says:
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    who will be better Oladipo or Holiday?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Patrick: I’m not a Holiday fan and loved what VO did last night… But I think it’s still Jrue

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