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As I try to do in my opens, I pull in some real-life news or experience to try and humanize the open.  No one wants robot reporting!  Just ask Mark Cuban.  And that whole situation seems like such a cop out, “I’m going to ban reporters, and the reason why is that I want more human reporting!”  Something else is going on there…

Anywho, for this open, I actually have relevant life experience!  As previously mentioned regarding Derrick Favors, I too have suffered from IT Band Syndrome.  It’s an inflammation of a thin band of nerves that connect from your hip bone on the outside of your leg, past your knee, and connected to your lower leg.  Sometimes it can manifest itself in a mad sore hip, but usually it impacts the outside of your knee.  When it flares up, it feels like a bone-on-bone “catching” on the outer part of your knee, like you have some horrific scar tissue from a torn meniscus (something I’ve also had).  The real annoyance of the injury is you can feel awesome for a few days, then it flares up out of nowhere.  You’re just walking normal, and all the sudden that “catch” makes your knee feel like you re-tore something.  It’s pretty friggin’ frustrating.

So when I heard Favors was starting last night despite a flare up of knee soreness again on Saturday, I wasn’t the most surprised.  I bet it felt great in warm-ups!  Then at some point, I’m guessing he felt that same nerve irritation, and he ended up leaving early.  I know his frustration.  As a nerve thing, this isn’t really a consistent pain-tolerance thing, or a sprain to play through.  It feels fine, then a sudden flare up makes your knee feel unstable.  I didn’t watch any of this game, but he apparently didn’t look right, and went only 6/2/0/2/0 in 21 minutes.  As I mentioned on the Pod, I nabbed some shares of Trey Lyles on Sunday given Favors’ knee issues and knowing this could be a long-term thing, getting rewarded with an 18/5/2/2/0 line with a trey.  A trey from Trey!  With leaving games early a persistent issue now, I wouldn’t be surprised if Favors gets treatment for a few weeks, and I would take the flier on Lyles where I could.  It took me about two months of rehab and a session of dry needling to stimulate the nerves to finally shake my IT issues.  Don’t watch if you don’t like needles!  Here’s what else happened in fantasy hoops action last night:

Serge Ibaka After hoping that a game-winner against his former Thunder would jump start his season, 6/13/2/0/0 on 3-13 shooting last night.  To be fair, Orlando had a complete lack of Magic for this game, scoring under 70 points.

Aaron Gordon SKIIIIIIIIIILES!  Wait, what?!  Dammit!  The Skiles residue is still there!  Moves to the bench in favor of mother F Jeff Green (3/2/0/0/0 of nothingball from Green), and A Gor went 11/3/1/0/0.  It’s been his third game off the bench now, and not much has changed, good or bad.  Remember when Vogel said he wanted to use Gordon like Paul George?  Coaches are two-faced liars.

C.J. Miles Went from the bench, to starting, to back to the bench before this game in the span of an hour due to Nate McMillan shuffling up his deck a few times, but no matter where you put him, he’s becoming a mad consistent asset and slightly beyond just a hot ThrAGNOF!  16/4/1/2/2 with no TO and 4 treys.  Obviously the stocks won’t get that crazy on most nights, but he started over Monta Ellis Friday and get another start Saturday when PG13 sat with a kankle, so it’s good to see another big game off the bench.  Chameleonic with his roles!

Kevin Seraphin – Got extra run off the bench with this being a blowout (19 mins 6/10/3/1/1), as Nate McMillan decided to rest Al Jefferson for all but 5 minutes, to help the tread on those tires.  Makes sense, not much to see here for deepers.

Russell Westbrook Continues to do Westbrookian things, going 33/15/8 with 7 TO.  I don’t feel like his defense has been bad, but only 2 steals the past 5 games.  Hopefully those bounce up from 1.1 to the 2.0 range we’re used to.  I watched a lot of this game, and this technical foul made no sense.  I don’t have REL bias either, since I own Kentavious!  Westbrook is clearly trying to draw a foul, but there’s no way he can aim his kick unless he has eyes in the back of his head!

Pulled a Draymond and a nice swift kick to the KCPs, but that doesn’t look intentional at all.  What do you think?

Jerami Grant Had a sick block on Boban Marjanovic, ending up on a 11/5/0/2/2 line with a trey.  Led the second unit in minutes as well.  I’m keeping him around in some RCLs, those sweet sweet blocks call to me!

Steven Adams Even with no Andre Drummond, only 4/11/0/1/1 with 3 TO and finally the FT pixie dust is wearing off, hitting 2-4 FT.  2 blocks and 2 steals the past 3 games.  Not much actionable to it, but I’m feeling better on this debate.

Aron Baynes Even with his giant Bane mask, took a Westbrook side-swipe (also not intentional, he was swiping at the ball) and re-broke his nose.  Well, I don’t know if that’s confirmed, but it was running some good blood and he had surgery on it in October.  Knowing his toughness and that he already wears a mask, he might not miss time, and changed his jersey like he might come back in (happened in the last 2 minutes or so, with a double-digit lead, so he ended up staying out).  Anyway, with Drummo out with a kankle, a surprising 20/8/1/0/0 from Baynes, on a mad efficient 8-13 FG and 4-4 FT.  I really want him back to see old man hook shots like this:

Jon Leuer Baynes got 34 minutes as they wanted to stay big out there, but Leuer still got his run with 29 minutes of 8/9/4/0/1.  Staying pretty low-end useful, I guess…

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Even if he can’t have kids anymore, I’m still addicted!  Later in the game he hit this shot.

NBA highlights dared to call that lucky!  That was all skill, ya ponces!  Sorry I’m a little highlight happy, this game made me so happy in REL!  I own Westbrook, KCP, Baynes, and Semaj Christon.  Christon was whatever, but it was fun for the others!  17/3/4/1/0 for KCP.

J.J. Barea I’m not sure who looked worse last night, the Magic not scoring 70, or the Mavericks scoring 77 and getting blown out by the Poppycockers…  At least Barea showed up, going 17/1/4 with a trey and no TO.  Hopefully you held him through the Mavs big lull in games since last Wednesday.

Wesley Matthews Mark Cuban’s strategy of signing old guys and hoping to get lucky in the playoffs looks like it’s coming to an end.  8/5/1/2/0, at least multi-steals the past 3, but it’s been bad.  I’m likely still holding in RCLs, but not happy about it.

Dirk Nowitzki Went through warm-ups and things were looking up, but then decided to sit, and said his Achilles was still sore.  With the Mavs 2-7, this is looking really annoying.  I had two IL guys in one RCL and dropped him last week, thinking that mighta been a n00b move.  Not thinking that any more.  But if you have IL spots, you’re def just stashing.

Kristaps…  POISON GEESE!  Kristaps…  POISON GEESE!  Just because it’s been a while for Kristaps Porzingis

Justin Holiday Started the second half, with the score DAL 39 – NYK 36 at half.  Then the Knicks put up a 31-12 3rd quarter.  Gave Holiday a +30.  Courtney Lee still played 32 mins, so looks like they just went small.  Joakim Noah beasting with his 15 minutes of blahhhhhh.  Anyway, 16/4/2/2/1 for Holiday on 6-7 shooting with 2 treys, and if there’s a team that likes to go small on the docket, maybe you can make a deep league stream.  Hasn’t been very consistent though…

Isaiah Thomas The glass is more like 4/3 full than 2/3 full!  37/3/7/1/0 on 13-29 shooting with 3 treys.  Had a bunch of and-one layup opportunities that he had clear looks at, and barely missed.  Can’t believe the C’s dropped this one in Nawleans, they need Boston Clam Crowder back ASAP!

Avery Bradley The rebounding continues!  10 boards, but only a 19/10/1/0 line with 3 treys.  Pretty telling though, that that line is an “only” for Avery B these days.

Kelly Olynyk Another start for Al Horford (concussion), but Olynyk of Nazaerth didn’t turn the other cheek and fouled out.  Did so in 35 minutes though, it just was a pretty awful 5/8/1/0/0 line on 1-8 shooting.  It should get a little better if he picks up another start or two for Big Al.

Anthony Davis I’m not so good with the advanced metrics, but I think 0 AST to 7 TO isn’t very good…  But the Pels won a game!

Tim Frazier Still holding down the fort admirably, going 10/3/6/1/0 on 2-5 shooting.  Alvin Gentry confirmed Jrue Holiday will be back within a week, so the timetable is shrinking.  That said, there should be some rust to shake off for Jrue and he’ll likely come off the bench the first few games, so no rush to immediately drop Frazier.  Don’t worry, we’ll let you know when you can “Down Goes Frazier!”

Terrence Jones – The NBA walking enigma goes 15/10/1/1/2 off the bench on 7-12 shooting with no TO.  1-3 FT is still his Achilles heel, and well, playing time is the other, but 30 minutes last night and the seesaw continues.  Worth holding in most 12ers, but it’s not a must.

Robert Covington Just when we thought things were getting better, in a dream matchup against the Rockets, goes 7/1/0/0/0 in only 14 minutes due to early foul trouble.  Lord Covington ain’t ruling nothing anymore!

Joel Embiid The TO are getting out of control for EMBIIIIIID.  13/10/1/1/2 last night, but 6 TO getting him up to 4.7 on the season.  That’s absolutely absurd.  At least 8-cat owners are happy!

Clint Capela Pretty much the best game we can expect from Capela.  8/13/1/0/5, no TO, and 2-3 FT in 26 minutes.  If he can do that night-in, night-out, he’s gonna be a monster!

James Harden Don’t worry, he’s not forgotten!  33/7/9/1/1 and doing what we pretty much expected.  Put up 23 of those points in the first quarter, to be sure the Rockets didn’t fall into a trap game.  At 6-4, they look like a better team than I thought!

Hassan Whiteside More studs doing studly things, with Hassan dropping 23/17/1/2/2 on the Spurs.  As we talked about on the Pod, the 5-9 FT last night and his 55.1 FT% on the season is mad frustrating.  I might throw a ‘bow at him if I ever meet him!  Strike that, he’s a big guy, I’d probably go down in one shot…

Dion WaitersTyler Johnson and Josh Richardson owners are like, “wtf Dion?!”  12-26 from the field, while TyJo and J-Rich both only got 9 attempts.  But Dion made it happen with a rainbow, going 27/2/3/2/3 as the Heat hung in there against the Spurs before losing by 4.  Waiters’ previous game was 4/1/2/0/0.  I’m not buying too much here.

Derrick Williams – Moved into the starting line-up for Luke Babbitt (who looks like has fallen mostly out of the rotation with only 7:32 last night), but D-Will only gets 16 minutes of 5/1/0/1/0.  James Johnson is clearly the PF to own of this mix, going 7/4/0/1/2 with a trey in 18 minutes last night.  Only a situation for deepers.

Pau Gasol Continuing to be better – and useful – for 12/8/2/1/1.  Missed both his FT uncharacteristically, but another 31 minutes is encouraging.

Danny Green Tweaked his groin, but it sounds minor.  That said, Green might run out of leg muscles at this rate!

Joe Ingles Rodney Hood sat with the sniffies, so Ingles got a start and career-highs with it!  20/4/4/0/1 on 7-11 shooting for a career game.  Not much to take out of this though, with Hood only out with a cold.

Shelvin Mack With George Hill still out with a strained hitchhiker, Mack took the alpha PG role, going 17/3/4/0/0 on 7-9 shooting, while Dante Exum took the outback role, going only 9/3/2/0/0 in more minutes.  I’m surprised this thumb thing has lasted this long for Hill, as he’s been questionable every time and it never sounded serious.  Hopefully he’s back this week.

Chandler Parsons We knew it would be slow sledding, but damn if this isn’t annoying!  9/4/1/0/0 on 3-6 shooting in only 23 minutes.  At least we know the Grizz have faith in him to get the minutes way up fairly soon, because if they didn’t, they wouldn’t burn out Vince Carter like this!  Vinsanity is back!  20/7/2/1/0 with 3 treys in 31 minutes from VC, for his best game since 2006.

Brooklyn Mess – Coach Asshat continues to sit Brook Lopez for no apparent reason on b2bs, and the team looked awful.  Minutes were all over the place due to junk time run.  Justin Hamilton was awful if you spot started him….  RHJ went back down to his October form…  At least Sean Kilpatrick tried, going 14/5/1/1/0, but continues to struggle out of position at PG (5-17 shooting, 5 TO).

Austin Rivers The Clippers usually play late so they’re at the end of the Daily Notes, and I just can never think of interesting things for them!  They’re so status quo.  So I guess my takeaway is Rivers having 4+ dimes in 4 of the past 5 (3/3/6/1/0 last night).  Deep league AST source!  Only nugget I got!  Clippers look goooooood.  Mess look baaaaaaad.

 

I hope everyone got off to a good start in their week 4 matchups, and I’ll catch you on Thursday, Razzball Nation!

  1. miles proudfoot says:
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    Lopez sat out again! First time drafting him, healthy, just didn’t see this coming at all. Glad to hear you got that nerve issue taken care of, when those linger they are tuuuuurrible.

    Can you get down with any of the trade proposals below…

    Nurcic and Knight for Dieng
    Teague and Knight/Nurcic for Howard
    Lopez and Knight for Drummond

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Hah yeah, I was lucky it cleared up. Sorry about Brolo! Healthy high-MPG last season, no reason to see Asshat doing this. Guessing you’re the left side, 1 I’d do, 2 I probably wouldn’t, and 3 only if you’re FT punting, but might wanna wait and see Drum on the court again

  2. Slim

    Slim says:
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    Steven Adams is ranked like 60 overall. So double that and thats your rank. Yeah your low rank is really not going well. The comp for the rest of the year will be with ZaZa, not exactly someone in the top 50. I think there might be something actionable with him. Nice time to buy low if you can. Adams is 3rd in the league in steals for a center and only 3 centers with over 1.0 steals per game are outblocking Adams and Adams has yet to hit his shotblocking stride, hes way under his career per36s. Of those centers with over 1.0 steals only 2 have a higher FG% and only 1 has a higher FT%. To say you are underselling Adams is a massive understatement.

    • Slim

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      @Slim: Holiday was about Thomas being down (ankle and Plantar Fasciitis in both feet) and DAL going heavy small ball like they seem to always do now. He won’t be starting next game or anything but 20+ min while Thomas is down should be reliable. Holiday is a great 3s/stl/blk guy. Probably not a great 12er guy but a phenominal deep league guy… when they give him minutes…

      You can mention all the run Mbah a Moute’s been getting. Always been a solid defender, he’s going to be an expensive REL add this week for a contender. You could mention Paul Pierce getting healthy DNPs, I guess.

      I think it’s about time to start talking about the Goose’s FG%, 10 games in, 1/8th of the season already?!?!, and he sits at .482 on 14.1 shots per game, and while taking 2 extra 3s per game. So the Dirk comps are starting to look about right, that shot Goose has right now is as pretty as anyones. TOs are down with more min, defensive stats are down too but it isn’t due to a lack of effort, those numbers will come up. Boards down a smidge but that’s in part due playing next to a better center. I think we are going to be talking about Goose at the 1st/2nd round turn next year and I think we can no longer call him a punt FG big, but I mentioned that a few times in the preseason. I just hope no one traded him for BroPez or Horford, but I don’t think anyone would have made that recommendation… … …

      • Slim

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        @Slim: Comeon no Yahoo, where’s JRich’s PG eligibility.

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Slim: Kilpat gets PG after 1 start, JRich has started the past 2 and doesn’t get it. Kind of frustrating for a team in need of a PG.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slim: Sure, but what’s his rank the past week? I’m getting Adams comment fatigue. I’m just not going to mention him anymore.

          Yup I mentioned on Holiday, I think it’s more Noah not playing much.

          Mdah a Moute = Mbah a Mehhhhhh…

          Goose – Brolo is still higher FG% and that was the mother F question/team need. Not on pure value. I’m about to ban you for trolling, Slim Trump

          • Jeremy says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            HAHA! Adams comment fatigue, this is my doing, I apologize.

            #Adamsbestcenter
            #Where’sZAZAnow

          • Slim

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            @JB Gilpin: hehe, you take it so personally. I’m just not understanding the Adams bias, maybe I take it too personally when he gets slighted. But I get it, everyone wants to throw down with Adams. When someone walks into the bar and asks who’s the toughest guy here Adams is always the one that stands up. (Letterkenny!) In the past 7days he’s inside the top-100 (according to yahoo), pretty much 10/10/0.5/1/1. .462/.867/1.5 TOs. And I’m pretty sure we can agree that FG% and blocks are both well under his career averages in 32:45 min.

            I’m just trying to give you someone on the Clippers to talk about. You could talk about how much better Adams has been than DeAndre I guess. Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

            You are way too easy to rattle today re:Goose. “Come on man” -Obama

            Noah has had a bunch of 20ish minute games that Holiday didn’t get run in. I’m pretty sure this is Thomas related.

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Slim: @Jeremy: @Slim: I do blame Jeremy for at least 55% of this haha.

              Haha, well his FT% is like double!

              Always gettin’ rattled… Dammit is that back?! Wait you’re Slim Trump, you can’t be Slimbama!

              Well under 16 is pretty low. Thomas is indeed likely related though

      • MJC says:
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        @Slim:
        Read my mind, I was going to ask about the Gooses fg%. Seems legit, hopefully he gets to that 20+ points mark/season by next year. He’s soooo good.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @MJC: No question, Goose is awesome! Slim is trolling me, I had Goose higher than those 2 in initial ranks

          • MJC says:
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            @JB Gilpin: going all slim shady on you… Heyo lame joke alert. So do you think his fg% is going to stay?

            • Slim

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              @MJC: I think I do… His offensive game has grown a lot more too. When he catches the ball in rhythm then I have no doubt the shot is going to go down. He had some kind of crossover step back move against Mejri last night that I had never seen before. youtu.be/aVGMFbP02aQ?t=37s

              Best REL buy I’ve ever made and it ain’t close..

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @MJC: @Slim: So shady! Ummmm, maybe I’d take a smidge lower, but not by a ton. Hah that was mad dirty for a 7 footer.

                • MJC says:
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                  @JB Gilpin: yikes that was dirty, also love the block where he doesn’t even jump.

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @MJC: That’s what I like to call a “Shawn Bradley”

  3. Tino says:
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    Hi,JB, good stuff as always.

    In a 12er league 11 cat (OB and A/T) my team has Chris Paul, Jimmy butler, Kyrie, Love, Oladipo, Alex Len, Z Randolph, Winslow, Parsons, Beal, Faried, Dirk, and Muscala.

    I got offered Jabari Parker for Oladipo, what do you think? And any one on the team you think I should get rid of?FA has Korver, Wesley Matthews, Crawford, about it….

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tino: Thanks man! Ehhhhh, I would still hold Dipo. Gotta imagine the D stats and everything in general just gets a little better. Could use a few 3s, I’d add Matthews and Korver for Muscala and Len. I know you need big men, but Chandler is about back and I don’t see consistency with either.

  4. SF says:
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    my Mudiay for his RoLo (9 cat 12T H2H) go or no go?

    I do already have Kemba, Elfrid, D-Wade as solid options to slot in the PG spot, while up front I already have Towns and Drummond pretty much (Pau Gasol has been baaaad), but I do have Draymond Green at PF.

    I’m leaning yes at this point. Seems to be pretty even and it kind of bolsters my frontcourt a bit.

    • Slim

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      @SF: RoLo seems to be getting more minutes now and Mudiay is mind numbingly awful. Lillard ate him alive last time out, but yeah that FG% with the ast:TO ratio being so attrocious and really not getting better has me easily moving on. In 9cat Mudiay hurts more than he helps.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @SF: @Slim: Got ya on an earlier post 🙂

  5. v00dr00 says:
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    Drop T Jones for T Lyles? Even after last night’s performance, it’s difficult to hold this dude in my 12er.

    • Slim

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      @v00dr00: Tough call. Lyles should be OK with a few extra minutes but he’s been pretty useless before last night and once Hood and Hill return there will be fewer shots for him. I don’t think either are must own (even if Favors is shut down for good) so I’m gonna call this need based. Pts/3s/FT% Lyles and FG%/REB/STL/BLK TJones.

      • Slim

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        @Slim: Oh and when Favors missed time earlier this year it was Diaw starting, not Lyles, so I expect them to go back to that.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @v00dr00: @Slim: Agree with that. Tjones I kinda like for the upside, Lyles for more win-now. And it’s still murky with Favors… Vacuum probably leaning Tjones, but close.

          Diaw – After playing 32 minutes in the opener, he played sub-20 twice then was hurt for weeks. Lyles will get more minutes, regardless of whom starts

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          @Slim: would you say pbev is more must own than tjones?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Hamtime: They’re right in the same range, neither being more or less “must own”. I’d prob see what happens with Jones over Pbev, but if STL/handful of AST was a need, obviously would flip flop

            • Slim

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              @JB Gilpin: I’m just saying that Diaw as a starter will keep Lyles under 30 minutes. It seems unlikely to me that Lyles will start or get starters minutes.

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                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Slim: Sure, but not like Lyles “needs” 30 minutes, especially if most are with second unit

  6. Tino says:
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    Folks, need some advice…my previous thread might have got deleted somehow.

    12ers 11Cat with OB and A/T. My team has: CP3, Butler, Kyrie, KLove, Dipo, Dirk, Faried, Alex Len, ZBo, winslow, Beal, Parsons and Muscala.

    I got offered Jabari for Dipo, should I take it? Anyone you think I should drop for maybe Kyle Korver, Barton, or Lyles from FA?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tino: I got ya! I think I got you on the last post, easier to get me in the morning than late afternoon/evening 🙂

  7. Worlds First Analrapist says:
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    Hey JB and Slim,
    Great write up as always guys, keep up the good work!

    10-team, H2H, non keeper league
    Scoring cats: FG%, FT%, 3s, Pts, Oreb, Dreb, Ast, St, Blk

    I have a bunch of PGs (McCollum, Rubio, Holiday, Russell, Payton, Sergio, Lou Williams) and I am looking to trade one for a Pf/C. One team is offering Gortat. Which PG would you offer straight up for Gortat?

    Thanks!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Worlds First Analrapist: Thanks man, thanks for reading! Hmmmm, def like the offer to try to make this happen. I don’t think I’d do McCollum or Holiday. Def would do Payton, Sergio or Lou if he would take any of those. Russell and Rubio are close, I might cave and do either of those given team needs if he pushes for those.

      • Worlds First Analrapist says:
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        @JB Gilpin: awesome, thanks JB! I’ll offer Payton and see what happens

          • Worlds First Analrapist says:
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            @JB Gilpin: jeeezzzz, trading is so damn hard in my league, everyone thinks your trying to screw them. Would you trade Rubio for Crowder?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Worlds First Analrapist: Hate leagues like that! Yeah I would do that deal given your situation

  8. Tyler says:
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    Should I buy low on Millsap? Do you think he can get back to top 20? Or is his knees a problem?

    I have Hayward or Gay to sell high but Im starting to believe Gay can sustain this production.

    Also have Dragic maybe I can 2for1? Dragic + LouWill perhaps?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tyler: For sure! I don’t see any issues, feels like some recency bias going on since his last game was bad, and was fine before that, just has only played that one bad Sixers game over the past week. Would be a slam dunk for Dragic + Lou Will! And 1000000% would take Millsap for Gay

  9. Saints says:
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    Hay JB Thanks for the great work.
    I’m in a 9 cat dynasty league and got an open Spot due to some injuries (Burks,Middleton,Bayless). So i need to add a guy. As we are playing with salary cap i like to get some guys who can provide value at least a few weeks or months. Possibilities are:
    Carter,Temple,Baynes,Mack Augustin,James Johnson, Malcolm Delaney. Which one do you like most ?
    And do you have some under the radar young guns (under age 25 so i can stash them on my practice squad) who could contribute in the future (no rooks) ?
    Thanks for your advice 🙂

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Saints: Of that list, ya know, gimme James Johnson! Neither Babbitt or D-Will has looked great.

      Hmmmm that’s a tough question. Cameron Payne comes to mind. Bobby Portis I still like a lot. Kelly Oubre too!

      • Saints says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Pretty shitty but James Johnson was picked up by another guy this morning which one is your 2nd choice? 😀

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Saints: Haha ummmmm, man none of those guys really. I guess I’d take the shot on Vince Carter haha

  10. POINS POINTS POINTS says:
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    I’m in a 12 team 9 cat h2h daily league. We don’t use TO we use FG% instead. I hAve never been in a daily league but I only have 4 transactions a week. Is it better to use these later in the week as opposed to using one on monday n Tuesday wednesday and saving one for the weekend.. is there a better stratagy ? And seeing that i have Favors should I pick up T lyles or someone like Terrence Jones or andre roberson I think I read this last 2 guys I mentioned are good multi cat players. Thx for all the help !

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @POINS POINTS POINTS: Got ya on an earlier post, sorry for the delay!

  11. Steve D. says:
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    New to fantasy hoops, need some advice. 10 team redraft, who to drop for Jae Crowder? Roster:

    Chris Paul, LAC
    Zach LaVine, Min
    Trevor Ariza, Hou
    Hassan Whiteside, Mia
    Andre Drummond, Det
    Dennis Schroder, Atl
    Serge Ibaka, Orl
    DeAndre Jordan, LAC
    Darren Collison, Sac
    Ryan Anderson, Hou
    Goran Dragic, Mia
    Jabari Parker, Mil
    Bradley Beal, Wsh

    • Steve D. says:
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      @Steve D.:

      roto league, not H2H.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Steve D.: Gotcha. Mannnn, one thing to do is try to trade your FT punt guys. Soooooo hard to win in roto straight punting a cat.

        Mannnnn, tough call here. I guess Ryan Anderson, but tough choice

        • Steve D. says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          Swapped out Anderson for Crowder. As for ditching the FT lifesucks… Offered the other guy DeAndre Jordan for Dwyane Wade. Fair/Overpay/Underpay?

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            @Steve D.: Cool. And mehhhh. You have pretty good TO rate which can support Wade. I might shoot a little higher.

  12. Hamtime says:
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    1. Is it time to stash tyreke? I would drop either nance or pbev

    2. Would you rather own tjones, kanter, or pbev ROS (for my other league)? Pls pick 2

    3. Which side do you like more – McCollum jokic Covington or melo g. Hill Ingram

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      @Hamtime: 4. Offered my kanter for m. Smart. Thoughts or should I look for better

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Hamtime: 1. Sure! Yeah Nance is really tailing off, he can go 2. Prob Jones and Kanter, although I think they’re all close. 3. Yeesh. McCollum might be best in deal, that one is mad close. I guess Melo side, but don’t feel good on it. 4. I’m good with that, seems even based on need

  13. Bas de Vries says:
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    Holland is checking in again…

    Would you trade Tobias Harris & Zach LaVine for Rudy Gay? Cause my offers for both Kevin Love/Gordon Hayward didn’t came true.

    With Jrue Holiday returning I wanted to use my ‘managerial’ skills to make some room and upgrade my (still undefeated) team.

    What are you thoughts?

    Dankjewel!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bas de Vries: We love you, Nederlands!

      Hmmmm. I’m still worried about a Gay team change. And Tobias has played well. I think I would hold. I get why you’re doing a 2-for-1 though, and don’t mind selling Tobias/LaVine high!

  14. Scott says:
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    The Muppet Man is starting center for the Bucks now. In two leagues:

    Drop Leuer for Henson?
    Drop Noah for Henson?

    • Slim

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      @Scott: I streamed Henson in 2 leagues. I don’t trust Kidd at all so there’s that but neither of those 2 are going to light the world on fire so yeah, sure, I like both of those moves but I wouldn’t get too attached to Henson unless his minutes get closer to the 22-24ish mark. But if that happens we’d really have something here.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Scott: @Slim: Yeah, don’t trust Kidd either, I would take the under on 20 mins too. Agree with Slim, either can be dropped tho

  15. Slimbo says:
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    Hey man

    Dynasty rebuild

    Antetokounmpo or Durant?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Slimbo: In a dynasty, can’t win it this year, all things equal, gimme Giannis.

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Slim: but, they don’t need to know that. I would still offer up a trade in which Durant worth more than giannis.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Slimbo: @Slim: Agree, Greek is up in a rebuild!

  16. Big Red says:
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    Aaron Gordon or Gary Harris going forward? Sitting on one, wishing for the other. But can’t help thinking the other owner feels the same 🙂

    • Slim

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      @Big Red: The recent injury throws a pretty big damper on Gary, but Gordon off the bench is rough. It’s tough… I think I’m with Gordon still but I get the desire to jump ship.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Big Red: @Slim: Wow, Slim dissing his bf just like that! Gimme Gordon too

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Big Red: @Slim: @JB Gilpin: Well with Harris injury update, I think it’s a clear answer….

          • Big Red says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Yeah, I wrote my comment before the update. Sometimes things just sort themselves out I guess.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Big Red: Yup, things work themselves out with injuries a lot!

  17. Zinger says:
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    Drop Young or Bjelica for Pbev, prolly Bjelica right? since his mins is way limited..

    • Zinger says:
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      @Zinger: I also got Olynyk and Lucas but I think they are both better than the two above. Will need to drop another one once Horford decides to play.

      • Zinger says:
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        @Zinger: according to Malone, Garry Harris could be out up to 4 weeks…..ugh I already got G Hill and Horford (1 IR spot) can’t hold him anymore… time to pick up Murray?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Zinger: Yup, Bjelica can go, just had the one crazy game without LaVine.

          Wowwwwwww. Terrible news. Ummmm, meh. Def drop Harris, I would wanna know who is out there before saying Murray is the add

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            @JB Gilpin: I could potentially swap Horford for Harris if they put the IR tag fast enough. Here are some of the top(?) FA guys:
            Vince Carter, Dudley, Sergio (off waiver 17th), Cody Zeller….and that’s about it

        • Slim

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          @Zinger: well damn. Yeah Bjelica is just a temp add with Lavine down and it sounds like Lavine won’t be long, he’s 1st to go. Hill or Horford seem really close to returning. You might be able to just make an IL swap if you can wait.

          Murray is rough. Barton will be the one soon probably. Nelson will pick up minutes in the meantime.

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            @Slim: Yeah I’ll wait and pop Harris in IR. But man this was his opportunity with Barton out to shine. Yeah probably a wait and see approach with Murray. Nelson is picking up most of the mins the past couple games.

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              @Zinger: @Slim: @Zinger: Sure, if Hill and Horf are both back asap. Nelson is playing a good bit indeed, I’m def more waiting and seeing with Murray for sure

  18. JG

    JG says:
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    Btwn, holding both Nuggets bigs–Jurkic(Jerk Itch sounds as bad as Jock Itch), Oladipo, drafting Kmid b4 the inj and the inj issues of Danny Green and Gary Harris (out to 4 wks now), just about waived the white flag on 1 league. It’s a keeper league so have no choice but to try and hold vs selling for pennies to the dollar and have them turn their season or next 2 seasons around

    Gotta think Chandler(questionable), Barton(questionable-doubtful), Murray in that order worth a pick up right (for my other team as I don’t want 3 nuggets (all turds!!) in 1 team anymore? So tough to remain even active in this league

    • JG

      JG says:
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      @JG: ooops..forgot to add

      • JG

        JG says:
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        @JG: ummm nvrmnd. ruined it.. supposed to be slash pity party but i guess WP not liking html code

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JG: Haha, having a conversation with yourself?! Lol jk jk.

          Well Green is kinda blah in a keeper, right? I’d probably move Barton to the top, more upside over Wilson. You did imply Wilson Chandler right? Figured since we were on Nuggets

          • JG

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            @JB Gilpin: Yeah I am. Was busy minding my own business digging into Dipo’s stats for Thur’s post (sneak peek) when this damning crappy news came out. Well only 4 keepers. Original intention is to keep Curry, Kmid(already occupying one and only IR), Dipo and Jok. Way things are going, it might just be Curry and Kmid as keepers. Maybe Dieng does enough to warrant 4th rd keeper status.

            Green is there for supplemental 3s and the out of position blks and stls.

            Barton certainly has more upside than Chandler (yeah Wilson) but I think Barton’s status more uncertain. Down to Chandler or TyJo as immediate deadweight replacement in Harris. Not convinced Murray will outperform either those 2.

            I think I was punished by the Nuggets Gods by naming my team Turd Nuggets before the season began. Flashes of Mutombo’s finger wag happening right now.

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @JG: Yeahhhhh, it sucks, injuries are gonna keep piling up though! Oh OK forgot this was the 4 keeper league.

                I still kinda like Barton! Tyjo is close though.

  19. miles proudfoot says:
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    How would you rank stashing RJax, Reke, Nerlens? I have Jrue over all of them and he’ll be back first anyways. Thank you!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Yeah Jrue is indeed first, then I would go RJax by a wide margain, then Nerlens and Reke

  20. Jeremy says:
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    Need some advice on some of these; Mainly because of slim’s domestic violence towards his bf Harris that’s gonna cost him 4 weeks. Barton was going off when he started in the first 3 games, he should be back in a week, is he must own now with harris’ news?

    1. 16 men, 10 cats ( ftm)
    Drop nick young, tyler johnson, or MKG for barton or Pat bev?

    2. 14 men, 10 cats (ftm)
    Drop pat bev or trey lyes for barton?

    3. different 14 men, 10 cats (ftm)
    Drop covington for pat bev? HOU coach already he plans to play pat bev 30 mins after he ramps up to speed. That means he would be pretty similar to covington. Do you think it’s worth the swap? Covington more rebs + points. Pat bev more assists + slightly better fg%? Who’s better ROS if i have to take one?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jeremy: Slim has been violent to Harris, to me in the comments today! I dunno what is going on! I won’t quite go “must own” for Barton, but I am adding him in most RCLs.

      1. Young out, Barton in!
      2. Yeah I guess off 1, I would lose Pbev for Barton, unless STL need. Very close though. Coin flip.
      3. Ehhhhh, they’re def close, I would prob keep RobCo tho

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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks thanks, will make a bid on barton then for nick young.

        1 more, jon leuer or trey lyes ROS? this is for 14 men

      • Jeremy says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        haha Slim is just taking it out on you after his fight with harris

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jeremy: Slim is so abusive! ROS I think Leuer, short term I like Lyles

  21. COURT-VISION says:
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    Whattup JB! Carrying over from yesterday’s thread…

    Swooped up Lyles, who also has the nice feature this week of being off on the busy weds/fri and on thurs/sat/sun.

    What do you think of a buy-low on A. Gordon? He and Booker were my two upside studs i was hell bent on drafting and whiffed on both. It would take the jaws of life to pry Booker away from my league-mate now, but Gordon….

    My best sell-high guys are Paul Gasol and Tim Frazier. Unfortunately yahoo salts my game every time by announcing in the player notes ‘now is the time to sell high on XXX player before YYY player returns from injury’…Yeah…thanks….its not as if the guys im trying to trade to arent reading the same damned notes. Maybe just stay out of it yahoo!

    Anyway probably cant get jack for Frazier now and maybe Gasol is worth holding on to?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @COURT-VISION: What’s up?! Love shooting a buy low there, would have to be pretty low though. Yeahhhh I think I would hold Gasol, maybe Frazier plus a filler and try that way?

      • COURT-VISION says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Ended up flipping Gasol and Demarre for Devin Booker and Pat Patterson. I dont know, at all, that its a smart trade for me since DevBook’s game is still somewhat one dimensional and Gasol can fill it up. But Booker is my big time NBA man-crush and i just couldnt bear being apart. Also, while Gasol will likely rank higher than Booker at year’s end, owning him under Coach Pop just looks frustrating as hell. And i’m looking ahead to H2H playoff schedules too and Booker adds to my Lin, Bledsoe, Millsap, Greek Freak, Myles Turner…Pat Patterson is just a drop..swapped him for Beverly…A Tale of Two Pats!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @COURT-VISION: Hah, well it’s always good to own guys you root for! Makes you like/curate your fantasy team better. I think it was underselling a little though 🙂 But yeah I like that Pat swap!

  22. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    Got offered Dipo for my Crowder.
    Im not very high on dupo but its tempting nonetheless. The trade would hurt my positiin flexibility which is the other concern.

    Hes shown some interest in the lord as well. Thinking of countering with something like Crowder+Cov for his Dipo+Parsons.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: Nahhhh, hold Crowder I think. Feels like his value is low bc he’s not playing. I might have some bias though. That said, I LOVE that combo deal. Still see big upside for Parsons

  23. Jeremy Handrup says:
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    Hey got a trade proposal in the works and would love your input. A guy in my league seems interested in dealing DeRozan and I’m in desperate need of some scoring so trying to make this happen. He says he’s looking for Deandre Jordan and a kicker, so guess I’m looking for input on the kicker and the if this is a good deal in general given my team.

    Here’s the squad currently:

    Isaiah Thomas
    Elfrid Payton
    Mudiay
    Giannis
    Fournier
    Parsons
    RHJ
    Hassan Whiteside
    Deandre
    Gobert
    Nurkic
    Kieff Morris
    Waiters

    IR – Noel, and also hoping to pickup Tyreke Evans (whos on the waiver) if this goes through

    Certainly don’t think I can give up Thomas, Giannis, or Hassan. Was thinking maybe Deandre and Parsons or Deandre and Fournier if he’s up for it but let me know what you think. Thanks man

    • Jeremy Handrup says:
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      @Jeremy Handrup: He also originally offered up Harrison Barnes and Favors for Deandre, but would love to get Demar if I can

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Jeremy Handrup: No need to start that high. I’ll start with DeAndre/Mudiay and see if you get a counter.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jeremy Handrup: @Slim: I like what Slim suggested, I don’t think I would offer those high trades either

          • Jeremy says:
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            @JB Gilpin: thanks guys. No bites on mudiay but he says he’ll do derozan and barnes or Dwight for deandre Fournier. Leaning towards demar and barnes.

            • Jeremy says:
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              @Jeremy: or favors. Still like Barnes the best I think

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Jeremy: Hmmmm, Favors is interesting. Such a risk. I kinda like Dwight though, since you’re a FT punt more-or-less even without DJ, with Rudy and Hassan struggling. I wouldn’t mind that deal

                • Jeremy says:
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                  @JB Gilpin: Hmm.. yeah been thinking more about Dwight. Deandre/Fournier for Dwight/DeRozen. Seems pretty decent yeah.

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @Jeremy: Yeah I like that one!

                    • Jeremy says:
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                      @JB Gilpin:
                      Jeez, he agreed to it and then backed out last minute! Now he says he wants to do Derrick Rose, DeMar, and Dwight for Isiah Thomas and Deandre.

                      Really did not want to give up Isiah. Is this one worth considering?

                    • JB Gilpin

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                      Damn, if he agreed you should complain to commish you had an agreement. Mehhhh, it’s not an awful offer. Hurts your 3s though and you’re not great there. Nah, not doing that one

  24. miles proudfoot says:
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    Wow, just saw the Harris news from your comments, thanks Razzball! Is picking up Barton for my Knight the excuse I have to finally move on?

    • miles proudfoot says:
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      @miles proudfoot: or Barton over Winslow? Thanks!

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @miles proudfoot: I’d lose Knight before Winslow and yes Barton will get some real good run and might still be solid when Gary returns.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @miles proudfoot: @Slim: Yup our comments are news breakers! Agree I would likely lose Knight for Barton

  25. Tyler says:
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    Drop gary harris for pbev?

    • Tyler says:
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      @Tyler: already got drayic and tyreke in my IL spots

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Tyler: Sure. Those 2 aren’t exactly right around the corner.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Tyler: @Slim: Yup I like that swap too!

  26. 1st time daily league owner says:
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    IN a 12 team h2h daily 9 cat league, we don’t use TO’s we use FGM, FG%, FT%, PTS, 3’S, RBDS, AST, STL, BLK would you drop any combo drop who and add who if any ? Olynk, ZBO, t frazier, nick young for tristan thompson , KCP and tyson chandler Thx for your help and experience !!! I think I’m gonna drop olynk for chandler now since i have randolph hopefully coming back wednesday… so what would you do? Thank you !!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @1st time daily league owner: Gotcha, ummmm I would add KCP for Nick Young too. More long term safety and Young is fading now. And def like that Olynyk for Chandler drop too. Hope that helps!

  27. Crock says:
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    Which side you like better: Turner/T.Harris or Horford/Hayward?

    • Slim

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      @Crock: Assuming Horford is fine I’ll take that side.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Crock: @Slim: Yeah I would take Horf side too

  28. Connor says:
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    Didn’t take him in the challenge tonight but mad props on the Kemba rank man, got him everywhere this year and loving it!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Connor: Yeah Kemba’s shooting has been spectacular.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Connor: @Slim: Thanks man! I bought into the shooting for sure. I’m trying to see what my draft day consensus was on fantasypros, but they’re really pushing in season stuff and I can’t find it…

  29. Rock says:
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    Hey JB!

    how do you like my team?

    also who to pick up and who to drop if any?

    barton, tyson chandler, knight, payton, okafor or tyreke evans

    my team:
    PG: westbrook
    SG: wade
    G: lavine
    SF: covington
    PF: g dieng
    F: marcus morris
    C: deandre
    C: rolo
    Util: mudiay
    Util: rubio
    BN: d booker
    BN: nurkic
    BN: wall

    • Slim

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      @Rock: I like you assists with Westbrook, Wall, and Rubio so I think Mudiay can go. Elfrid should not be available. That’s a must add. So now Covington vs Barton. Hmm… All things equal I’ll take Barton but it’s close.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Rock: @Slim: Mannnn, yeah good team! Nice gaurds. Def like the Mudiay for Elfrid swap. And agree, I want Barton with Harris out a while

  30. Drez1 says:
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    Hey, who do you guys like better in a dynasty between Portis and Nogueira? Grabbed Lucas the other night, but Portis’ owner just dropped him. Kinda still got a mancrush on him, lol. Thinking Portis might be the better long-term play, but Nogs might go nuts in the meantime.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Drez1: Rough dud last night from Nog. I’ll stick with Portis too. He just needs more minutes dag nab it.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Drez1: @Slim: Ewwww on Egg Nog, yeah bad foul trouble. Unless you’re desperate for win-now big man stats, I would stash Portis too, sooooo much more upside

  31. Kostas says:
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    My team in a 11 man roto:
    Karl-Anthony Towns
    Kyrie Irving
    Victor Oladipo
    Nikola Jokic
    Mike Conley
    Jonas Valanciunas
    Trevor Ariza
    Kent Bazemore
    Jusuf Nurkic
    Otto Porter Jr.(Dropped for TJ Warren,still happy despite the crazy otto start)
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson(Replaced eventually by Delly)
    Tim Frazier
    Matt Barnes(Dropped for Ish Smith)

    Drafted in that order.I just need to write somewhere about my frustration…I thought i had a pretty competitive team and since i was the reigning champion of my league had high hopes..I’m currently third from last and full of underperforming players, it’s maddening…I’m thinking about staying put for about half a month or so and then try to shuffle the team with aggressive trades since its not a keepers league..Your thoughts on where i went wrong and what to do from now on?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kostas: Hah yeah Dipo Jokic was no bueno. JV getting hurt hasn’t helped. Still hope though! Good %s, I think just Dipo being worse than even I thought and Jokic flopping has hurt ya. I’d try aggressively for like a 3 for one, get a stud, and then be aggressive on the wire

      • Kostas says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks for the as always timely reply,appreciate your input.I’ll try to offer a package for westbrook since he is owned by the last team with 2-3 easily dropable players…was thinking irving+nurk+something maybe…i’m not that sure about that “something” part yet…

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Kostas: Any time! Cool yeah that sounds like a great route, then fill up on the wire and stream. Hope it works!

  32. Max

    Julius says:
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    Someone offered me their Russ Westbrook and harrison barnes for my kyrie irving and the guaranteed first overall pick in the draft next year. I have the option of giving him picks 4 and 5 instead of 1st overall as well. Standard categories h2h dynasty league. Is this a no brainer for me? And should I move 1st or 4+5? I know the draft is super strong so im loving those picks.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Julius: Man, a lot of moving parts here. I think I am taking it though. Any penalties for keeping players? Either way, I’d be much more apt to give 4 and 5. Hopefully that #1 overall pick turns out to be a cornerstone next to Westbrook too!

      • Max

        Julius says:
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        @JB Gilpin: No penalties at all for keepers. Keep whovever for any amount of time. I was leaning towards moving the first pick as the upcoming draft is loaded. I must rethink everything now. Im trying to acquire another top 10 pick to make me feel better.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Julius: Gotcha, yeah getting a bedrock like Westbrook I think is worth it.

  33. new to this daily stuff says:
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    IN a 12 team h2h daily 9 cat league, we don’t use TO’s we use FGM, FG%, FT%, PTS, 3’S, RBDS, AST, STL, BLK would you drop any combo drop who and add who if any ? ZBO, t frazier, nick young for tristan thompson , Vince carter , Patrick beverly. I only have 4 moves a week and have used two of them. P bev seems like a good pick up for my team. I only have 2 SG….. here is my team if it helps
    G====== Lin, n young, collison, Tim Frazier, Sergio rodriguez, dennis schrodder,
    F/C ====Horford, Zbo, T chandler, Anthony davis, D. Favors, rob covington, Draymond green.

    So which guys would you drop on my team to pick up one or 2 of those 3. with P bev the most needed I think with tim fraziers time going down. I know during the next week while T. F. time dwindling as jrue working his way back in and p bev working his way back to 30 min a game…. anyways thx for all your help. !!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @new to this daily stuff: I’d get Beverley for Nick Young. Then I think I would save that last move through the rest of the weekend to see if any more big adds come up, based off an injury or something. Any time!

      • new to this daily stuff says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Just traded ZBO and nick young for robin lopez and tobias harris ….. how did I do? then I dropped sergio for p bev. Frazier has been pretty solid I kinda want to see how he is used after inj prone holiday gets back. I guess maybe that leaves frazier as my streamer slot which I feel he will picked up as soon as I drop him.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @new to this daily stuff: Ummmm, shocking that that was taken! Crazy good deal. Frazier might be, but my plan is to hold him for tomo/Sat back to back then likely droppng, depending on role

  34. Lasandro says:
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    You know, even if mi amor Avery drops his brds to 6per on the season, while increasing his stls a touch, are we talking about a top 30-40 guy? Right now, it surely is the case, what with the added assists and efficient volume scoring and 3s.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Yup! See no reason why he couldn’t finish in that range right now. 13 more yesterday. Sheesh.

  35. Nick says:
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    I dunno guys. I feel like Nurkic isn’t worth holding onto anymore. I’ve watched some of the games and I want to be able to blame Malone but I can’t…Nurk’s body language and attitude is pathetic. He just looks pouty out there and has no desire to hustle and play hard like he was at the beginning of the season.

    Please tell me there’s a reason to hold because at this point it’s not looking good.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nick: Maybe he’s pouty because he’s not getting the minutes…? I dunno, I haven’t been able to watch too much of the Nuggets. In today’s notes I phrased it like this – he’s not a “must hold”. In 10ers, likely moving on. Deeper I personally am holding

  36. runfast says:
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    Need some trade help please! I was offered cp3/Aaron Gordon for my Bledsoe/Gay/Beal in a 12 team h2h 9cat Standard.

    I am already punting FG/TO with my team and feel I will be losing a lot of production by accepting this trade. It is hard to pass on though as I can obtain a top 10 player…

    Squad
    PG: Lilliard, Teague, Mudiay, Holiday (IR)
    SG: Bledsoe, Miles, Beal
    SF: Gay, Harkless
    PF: Dieng, T Booker, Noel (IR)
    C: Cousins, M Gasol, Chandler

    Other considerations to take include injury risk for Bledsoe/Beal. Im not too high on Aaron Gordon either, if he isnt getting stl/blk, he’s worthless.

    Thank you!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @runfast: We’ll try! Wait, you tweet me this?! 🙂 Yeah I like this deal getting CP3! Your dimes are huge, then maybe you can make other deals.

  37. Tyler says:
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    Hey JB..
    Picked up Lyles as per advise. This is my current lineup. What do you think my team lacks?

    Lowry,Beverley,Sergio,LouWill
    Giannis,Gay,Hayward,Harkless,Lyles
    Gobert, Myles, Ibaka, Olynyk
    IL-Tyreke,Dragic

    I’m thinkin might be low on points so might as well punt that cat? and maybe trade Rudy Gay for Trevor Ariza? seems I need the extra steals.
    Or one of Gay/Hayward + LouWill/Sergio perhaps for Paul George?

    Probably dropping Lyles once Dragic is back.

    Thanks man

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Tyler: Nice, hope it works for the short term! Pts is low, but I dunno if a full punt. It’s not great though. I like that idea of getting Ariza though for Gay, given your team construct. But yeah that PG13 deal in any iteration will work too. I might start there first. And streaming scoring isn’t too hard, I think you could still stream and be OK in scoring. I might be more apt to drop Olynyk before Lyles, if Favors gets a long timetable and Lyles plays well tonight

      • Tyler says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Would you rather keep Hayward or Gay? for my team construct. Also LouWill or Sergio? so I’ll try to offer them first.

        Also, Lyles over Olynyk? thought Oly would start with Horford?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Tyler: Def keeping Hayward. Right now prob Lou, but it can be a stream spot. Probably going with Lyles, I dunno if Olynyk would start next to Horf

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