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Man… It just hasn’t been the best few years for Kris Humphries…  The divorce.  The loss of a starting job.  Traded as a dump to Boston.  But he’s actually been a pretty decent fantasy player lately, including getting a surprise starting nod last night, fairly under-the-radar.  Unfortunately, none-a-dat-matters when watching last night’s game!  Man, talk about lucking out with the games I got this week, as I had Yahoo highlights for the Celtics at Clippers, and the now-infamous “Welcome to my Poster” dunk.  Just dirty from Blake Griffin.  If you didn’t see where I cut the highlight, right after Ralph Lawler says “over, and over, and over…” it cuts back to Humphries who gives the easiest to lip read F bomb you could imagine.  Hilarious!  I lost my cookies all over the office.  I shoulda put “And-one” on the highlight too, but my face melted.  Getting back to fantasy, Blake can have his own poster this year, producing at a great rate and a great pick even for the unknowledgable NBA fan in your league who reached for him for the highlights.  As I mentioned a month or so back, Griffin has been really good this year capped off with a 29/6/8/2/0/highlight of the year line last night.  He showed us why fantasy hoops is underrated in the fantasy community.  It beats football by actually requiring skill and not small-sample luck, and gives us the best highlights to shove it in the face of baseball.  “Oh look, I had Ryan Howard on my team and he actually hit a homer, look at this moon shot!”  “Pssshhhh, I had Blake in today and look at him murder Kris Humphries!”  (full disclaimer I love fantasy baseball).  Enjoy the ride if you nabbed Blake.  Here’s what else happened last night in the NBA:

Jared Sullinger –  Benched.  For Humphries.  Which actually might be a good thing for his ego, or else it mighta been him on the receiving end of Blake’s banger!  Only 12 minutes last night and wasn’t good.  In most 10-team or 12-team leagues you can probably cut bait, but I do think he gets back into the starting line-up and produces decently in a few weeks.

Avery Bradley – Looked pretty good out there.  24/2/6/2/0 shooting 10-18 with a trey.  Double figures in Pts in 4 straight and 4+ boards in 11 of 12 games.  Consistency alert!  I was shocked at how many leagues he’s owned in at 64% on Yahoo.  Which actually sounds like what it should be, with me thinking it would be in the 30s.  This news bulletin brought to you by the Superfluous Department of Overseeing Redundancy Control!

Jordan Crawford – Also played well, and almost tried to fight Blake Griffin after he barreled into him on a hard offensive foul and Blake scissored his legs.  Scissor me!  24/2/8/2/0 for his best game in a while.  Worth shooting him out there for some trade offers; Rajon Rondo is still a possibility at some point to eat into some minutes.

Jeff Green – His first double-double on the year!  15/11/1/0/0.  He’s been so frustrating…

Brandon Bass – If I gave you a million tries, you would never guess who had the most dunks in the Celtics/Clippers game.  Never in a million years!  Well, I guess saying that now in Bass’ blurb gives it away… He has at least 5 if not all 6 FGs come on dunks for a multi-cat 14/5/2/1/1 game.  I’m not a huge Bass guy, I like salmon.  But he’s had a good year.

Jamal Crawford – I knew he was chuckin’ em, but 26 shots?!  Get this guy a heat check!  Before the game, he turned to the team and was like, “My name tonight is Chucky… Wanna playyyyyy?”  26/2/5/2/0 with three treys, killin’ ya at 8-26 shooting.  But you love the counting stats and 6+ dimes in the past three.

Darren Collison – A very usable line of 15/5/6/1/0 shooting 4-9 (2-3 3PTM 5-5 FT).  Looked very solid, and the Clippers still looked like a tough team without Chris Paul.  Given it was against the Celtics and tree-feet Humphries, but whatever!

Jared Dudley – Rainbow line!  18/2/3/4/2.  I just love me some rainbows, but hate me some Dudley.  Borrrrrrrring.

Marco Belinelli – As was assumed, no Manu Ginobili last night with a bum hammy, so Marco gave ya 17/1/3 shooting 6-9 with 2 treys.  Solid ThrAGNOF until Manu is back.

Dallas Mavericks – Terrible game.  DeJuan Blair led the team in rebounds with 6.  Gal Mekel in assists with 5 in 10 bench minutes.  Sure the minutes were spread as it was a blowout from the get go, but man, rough game for your Mavs.  Mark Cuban might feed a few em to his pets in his own Shark Tank.  I imagine it’ll go just like Ace Ventura.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Got a new nickname for him.  I need your votes in the comments to pass it.  “Infallible!”  As in, the Pope is in infallible!  I think that’s pretty sick.  6-8 FG (1-1 3PTM) for a solid 13/3/2/4/0 line in 30 minutes.  I loved him heading into the year, but I think Slim might even like him more than me now.  Another reason infallible works so well is – as I’ve mentioned a few times – how monumentally infrequent he turns the ball over.  One last night to bring his season total to 14!  14 TOs in 815 minutes.  0.4 a game from a starting guard.  Nice games in 3 of the past 4 and starting to creep into deep 12-team league consideration.

Rodney Stuckey – Returned from a shoulder injury, but you can’t expect him to outplay the infallible!  20 minutes for 14/1/2/0/1 shooting 4-13.  I’ve said numerous times I’m not a big Stuckey guy, and think you can pass on him in shallow leagues.

DeMar DeRozan – Whoa, Wichita State!  We have a shocker!  Rainbow line from one of the most hated non-multi-cat producers going 19/6/4/2/2.  Killed your FG% going 3-15, but 13-16 from the stripe and a great overall line.  The DD got ya home safe tonight!

Lance Stephenson – Sat out with a bad knee and might miss tomorrow’s game as well.  Ruh roh.  Especially with seeing Danny Granger get a start and able to play 33 minutes.  14/5/3/1/1 from our fantasy ex-boyfriend.  I’m not rushing to grab Granger, but he needs to be owned in anything bigger than 12-team.  55% on Yahoo should cover most of those leagues.

Mike Scott – Borderline criminal his light usage.  Had a flash of nice minutes when DeMarre Carroll got hurt, but only 17 minutes last night for 15/4/1 shooting 5-9 (1-2 3PTM 4-4 FT).  Can drive and draw contact, hit threes, rack up a few boards – if Carroll gets hurt again or lord forbid something happens to Paul Millsap, Mike Scott would vault into near must-own for me.  I love him so.

Marcin Gortat – Break up the Wizards!  Good to see the Ten Foot Pole get two straight games of 30+ minutes after getting benched for most of the 2nd half 2 games ago.  And a beauty of a 11/14/1/2/2 line last night, despite shooting 3-10.

Trevor Ariza – Nice bounce back game.  2014 wasn’t Trevor’s friend up until last night.  21/10/2 with 2 treys.

Jan Vesely – After mentioning he had two solid multi-cat games in a row, 6-8 FG for 12/7/0/0/1 last night in another 23 minutes.  Interesting guy that should be out there even in the deepest of leagues.  Even if he is an incarnate of JaVale McGee…  Awkward and can’t shoot FTs…

Jrue Holiday – Man, brutal stretch from Jrue.  Think it’s just a bottom of a fluctuating curve.  Buy low.  I have Jeff Green, unfortunately, in one league still after dealing him everywhere else.  Seeing if I can swindle a 1-for-1.

Andray Blatche (Slim) vs. Tristan Thompson (JB) – Blatche went for 17/5/3/1/0 shooting 6-13 and 5-6 FT last night.  Not a great start for me and my solo-cat player.  Blatche got 25 minutes, which I actually think will be well above his average here on out.  TT didn’t play last night, but we’ll keep this epic throwdown going through the rest of the year.

Joe Johnson – Had been absolutely brutal for 5 straight games, but now 20+ Pts in 2 straight sans Deron Williams.  Johnson is owned in too many leagues, so he’s probably not a guy to rush and grab unless Deron suffers a bad setback and will be out for weeks.

Jodie Meeks – Much rather Meeks over Johnson.  21/3/2/2/0 with two treys last night and a boosting 9-10 FT.

Terrence Jones – Had a Tristan Thompson night!  15/13/0/0/0.  Slammed a great alley from James Harden though.  I had that as my first game, and man, was awesome.

Kendall Marshall – His shot looked awful.  As I mentioned before, I was surprised he was hitting multi-3s since becoming a starter, and was back to only getting one last night, shooting 2-13 from the field.  Decent 5/5/8/1/0 line but 6 TOs and terrible FG%.  Why I said Collison!

Wesley Johnson – Decent.  10/4/3/3/0 with two treys.  Going to keep getting big run with no Shawne Williams and Doh-toni not wanting to play Jordan Hill.  Be sure Johnson is owned in your deep leagues.

Nicolas Batum – Man.  I said to buy him low if he had a bad game or two with the cast on his finger if his owner was panicked, and Batum couldn’t even do that!  14/10/14/1/1 with two treys in a great trip-dub.  Break more of his fingers!  Maybe he can go quad-dub!

C.J. McCollum – Made his NBA debut last night.  He has been highly lauded out of the draft before breaking his foot, and the fact he’s immediately in the bench rotation for a top-tier Western Conference team shows you the faith they have in him.  2-5 FG 4/2/0/1/0 in 15 debut minutes.  Be sure he’s owned in deep dynasties.

Victor Oladipo – Back into the starting line-up with Nikola Vucevic out with a concussion and shuffling everyone up a spot starting with Big Baby at the 5 and getting RainbOladipo to the 2.  14/2/2/2/1 with a three, nearly getting his namesake.  Your buy low window may be shut.

 

Next Game:  TNT Overtime baby!  Be sure to check out the game online to see my highlights on there, and I’ve got normal Yahoo highlights for OKC @ DEN.  Only two games tomorrow, so if you have a player you’re not liking, start to stream!  Lots of possible ThrAGNOFs out there to boost your treys.

  1. Michael Pan says:
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    Would you drop Joe Johnson for Marcus Thorton if Thorton gets traded to the Nuggets for Andre Miller?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael Pan: Ehhh maybe, Thornton would have some interesting upside, would want to see a game or two with Denver first if the trade happens

  2. Jose A. says:
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    What’s your take on Tyreke? After doing well as a sixth man and then filling in for Gordon, his minutes and consistency have been awful the last 3-4 games. Is he a hold in shallow leagues? Would you drop for Redick?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jose A.: Yeah he was great there, I think I would hold. I like Redick, but Evans has more multi-cat upside.

  3. mUshi says:
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    hey jb! wall and pau for rubio and aldridge? which side do you like better? i really hate rubio’s fg and lack of scoring, but i think he makes up for it in dimes and steals. thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mUshi: Yeah I love Wall, but Rubio isn’t the worst step down and Aldridge is playing like a first-rounder. Definitely would do that one

  4. mike says:
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    You better not have just jinxed my boy milsap!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mike: Haha I hope not! Def sounded bad rereading it haha

  5. matt says:
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    Hey Jb Gilpin. I was offered Deng for Thaddeus in H2H 8 cat. What do you think? Pass cuz of his history with injuries? Plus I haven’t the slightest how he’d be utilized in Cleveland.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Yeah I’d have to take Thad, I know off a brutal game, but he was playing at an elite level for a few weeks there

      • matt says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yeah..I don’t trust Deng. He’s a good player but he can’t stay healthy. I rejected it

  6. matt says:
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    Another trade I get
    Derozen and Marc Gasol for Thaddeus, Evan Turner, and Tyson Chandler. Team wins count as a stat 12 cat H2H I want these philly and knicks guys off my team. I have plenty of depth at Center and Fwd to cover the loss Sanders, Ibaka, Gasol would be dope going fwd!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: Yeah I like that one too. Love getting Gasol’s upside and the Grizz should be better when he’s back Wins wise

      • matt says:
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        @JB Gilpin: heck ya!!! Got Gasol and Derozn for Thaddeus,Turner, and Chandler. Unloading my dead weight and tlook at it as giving up Thaddeusrucking fwd for a championship. My team now is :
        Jru, Gordon,Derozn, Gasol,Ibaka,sanders,hawes,manimal, Chalmers,stevenson,george, and Gerald green. Plus I freed up another roster spot. I look at it like I gave up Thaddeus (best in the deal) for Gasol(best player in the deal by far) Now I have 3 or 4 potential 1st rounders on my squad! FREE SANDERS! LOL I cannot stand philly players or Tyson Chandler (Mr. Glass) sneeze on him and he breaks…

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          @matt: Sorry Jb..yes im drinking HAHA!!! :-)

      • matt says:
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        @JB Gilpin: pfft! Since I traded him a 2 for 3 he sends me an absurd offer. He wants Ibaka for Big Baby! HAHAHA Sure buddy, get ahd of me later, say next millennium! You can have him in next year’s draft! Lmao

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @matt: Haha drink one for me! Love that deal. Great core and bigs. Free Sanders indeed! Bucks players too have been jerked around. Jeez man, Ibaka for Baby? Wow, I would so publicly smite whoever did that. Haha, love that comeback. Next year’s draft awaits!

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            @JB Gilpin: I would but he’s the only guy I can trade with. Nobody else really makes big moves. I think that he thinks he got over on me in that deal and that im a gump. I just hate offering trades, I rather counter. But this one worked out as long as derozn keeps playing well and Marc G. Can stay healthy and.put up his usual insane beastly numbers. I think I just protected myself from the best team come playoff time. Need some thragnofffffs but the rest of my team is pretty demure and they don’t see me coming untilthe line on sunday reads 11-1, 10-2, 9-3, think I even had a shutout once. The past 2 weeks I went 6-6 and 7-5. So I needed to make an adjustment.

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            @JB Gilpin: And I agree! The dumbass who coaches the bucks needs to set a line up and stick.with it! How does he expect to get the most outta his players if they don’t feel that the coach trusts them? Dudes an idiot!

            • JB Gilpin

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              @matt: You play 30 mins this game, then 3 the next then 15 in a big bench role, it’ll work out one day I promise! You’ll be good, Green should boost ya a ton. Sucks only one guy is making moves, kick everyone else out! Ha

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                @JB Gilpin: They all have pretty strong teams but have player envy? Idk what it is I like trading at least 5 trades per year. You need to change chemistry every month or so unless you are the luckiest fantasy player ever! Haha

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                  @matt: Denver is playing really good right now. I hope Faried stays in the starting line up. He was a waiver freebie cuz nobody would trade with his owner and he became frustrated and dropped him for BeanO Uridiareaha whatever his name is.

  7. …watched that Clips game last night. Fun stuff. BTW, D’Andre’s alley-oop dunk was equally retarded. Check the tape when you get a chance. Those 2 dudes are just silly for highlights. D’Andre is really coming on in real hoop, fantasy too…

    Game got chippy in 2nd and while Blake may have his short comings, he handled getting fouled every time down the court in a very classy way, even for the young, brash Blake. Was proud of his effort. Humphries is up there, along with Psycho T (sorry Tarheel fans writing this blog) as one of the guys I strongly root against – aka., loathe. So, it was fun to watch Blake utterly posterize him.

    Colli been everything I had hoped for in a starting PG gig and Doc loves him, so he’s not going anywhere. If you snagged him when CP3 down, you basically got a top 70 player for free. Enjoy the next 4-5 weeks. For me, Collison > Reggie Jackson, but I think they are very close in value and in similar situations. Like Colli’s defensive skill set a tad more, but both are very serviceable. Similar to JB, I pegged Colli at 15-17 points, 5-7 assets, 1-2 steals/ nightly with the occasional 3pm and good FT%. So far, so good.

    Tuned in for the Laker game last night as wel. Specifically to watch Wesley Johnson’s run sans Shawne Williams. The minutes are definitely there in the last 2 — and guess what? so, is the production . Suddenly, he seems to have been given the green light to shoot from downtown; which has been his problem — he’s shy. Thanks, Mr. Pringles! About freaking time. Free Wes! The defense has always sneakily been there (1.5 steals, 1.3 blocks/game), but is he can get 2-3 3pm/nightly, which he certainly has the skill set to do — he becomes very very valuable and an interesting fantasy commodity. HIs stroke is sweet and he seems tailor made for D’Antoni’s ridiculous line-up. If I could only get old Dick Duster to realize the same thing about JOrdan Hill, we’d be in business and I would not lament his every move as much. Back to Jonson, I think he’s a “grab” in 12-14 teamers. See what I did there? ; )

    Big night of college hoop tonight. Headed to Pauley. Bring the noise, pussycats!

    • Slim

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      @El BURRO: The Collison comparison I’m struggling with is vs Augustin. I’m pretty sure I would take the greater playoff potential from DJ but the short term return from Collison is greater. I guess it depends on where I am in the standings. I’m favoring Jackson slightly over Collison due to 25-30 minutes when Westbrook returns. I think Collison maxes out at around 20 min when Chris Paul gets back. I think we can agree all are greater than Marshall.

      Wesley with 32+ minutes should be extremely playable. The closest comp I can think of is a Houston era Shane Battier. Mostly due to only around 10 PPG per-36 on poor FG shooting. To me Wes falls a little short of James Johnsons’ upside but 32 min from Wesley is pretty much equal to 25 minutes from James. If Wesley keeps up 6, 3s attempted per game then I may change my tune. Then there’s the dark cloud hanging over LA that goes by the name of Kobe Bryant. I don’t think Kobe is going to accept being shut down. I’m not avoiding Wesley or Meeks in the short term but I don’t feel like I can rely on either to be as productive come playoff time.

      • @Slim:

        Being a fantasy hoopster – I live my life in weeks, not months nor playoff schedules yet. Unless you have a 15 game lead on 2nd place, I would not advise looking that far ahead. I’m sure I do not need to tell you that. YOu seem wise, SLIM. Very wise.

        So, in my competitive 14 team league — pick-ups like Colli, and forward thinking stashes like DJ Augustine’s are usually the difference between playoff teams and missing the post-season tourney all together. That being said, my post above had more to do with the NOW than the FUTURE. So, take it for what its worth. I too, understand that Colli’s run will be short lived and may end soon after the ASB, but still – it’s a chance to make a move or trade the commodity to the CP3 owner. That’s all I’m saying there when I write Collison > Jackson (next 4-5 weeks). I don’t argue that Jackson has a higher minutes role, thus more upside, when Westy and CP3 are back. But, if you watch Jackson’s game – he doesn’t see the floor as well as Colli, and certainly, is not the defensive nuisance Colli is on the ball. But, generally, we’re in agreement.

        I also like DJ Augustine quite a bit. Think he makes for a great add / stash right now, especially in 14-16 team leagues – in fact, I would almost call it a “must” stash depending on your roster make-up, but unless your stacked at PG – its worth discussing. I’m of the opinion that Kirk Hinrich, and his stupid goggles, will be moved in the next few weeks, and unless they bring back a young PG (which makes little sense) — that will be DJ’s ship to run cause Marcus Teague is gahbage and not seeing much of anything other than D League arenas.

        I can’t remember exactly how it went down, but a couple days ago, some reader was asking about Marshall vs. Collison vs. DJ when CP3 and Farmar went down. Personally, I ranked it — 1) Colli, 2) Marshall, 3) DJ — just based on playing time and offensive prowess. However, anyone who has ever watched Marshall shoot the rock (Hi – JB), knows the kid can’t chuck it from the cheap seats nor really FT line extended. He’s a pure pass first PG, and while that’s great for owners who need assists, I like DJ’s fantasy game much much more from an all around perspective (12-14 pts / 6 assists / 2- 3pm / 1 steal/ 88% FT) type lines with 32-34 minutes. Still Marshall is racking up huge minutes for the next 3-4 weeks until Blake, Farmar or the player formerly known as Steve Nash comes back and breaks his back again. God damn is this paragraph tangental…. So, what I’m trying to say is GO COLLI, trade Hinrich, give DJ the keys and as for Marshall… well, he is a nice throwback to the old days when PG used to pass, not shoot first that Laker fans across the globe will get to enjoy for a few weeks while they rack up losses and Kobe “extends” his rehab…

        • Slim

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          @El BURRO:

          I can certainly go overboard with the playoff schedules sometimes but it really gets under my skin to win a regular season title, get a 1st round bye, and lose in the semi finals because your best players play only 2 games. Golden State, Steph Curry vs Lillard and 5 in the semi finals for Portland. I’ll trade away Curry for Lillard straight up. If someone asked me, I couldn’t recommend that but I’m absolutely sure I would do it.

          In my 2, 12 teamers I picked up whichever was available when it was appropriate. Marshall, DJ in one, Colli and a brand new DJ in the other. I’ll pick up just about anyone when they become a full time PG. If I needed someone for the next month or so because I still needed to make my move I’m definitely taking Collison over DJ.

          I think Marshall and Collison will both be a fun ride. I’m rooting for Marshall to just play to his strengths, take care of the ball, and try to keep the job when guys start getting healthy.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @El BURRO: @Slim: I think Slim is right, in a long-term deeper league scenario I would go RJax, in standard 10/12 teamers I want the shallower upside.

        Agree on everything below. I like DJ, but even without Hinrich I’m not sure he’d get better stats than Collison sans Paul. Marshall’s shot is pretty ugly. Took him a season to be able to hit threes in college. Now shooting from deep in the NBA is like heaving half court shots. But he is a great dimer. I think at the time El Burro and I ranked those 3 points the same.

        Fantasy minds unite!

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      @El BURRO: Oh for sure on DeAndre man. That alley from Collison was nasty, but not as long-living as Welcome to my Poster. Dude, I have no issue with people who loathe Tyler. He’s not exactly someone I would choose to chill with. That said, he is like 6’9 and wouldn’t be athletic if he didn’t spend every waking moment through high school and college working out, so I give him props for even making the NBA/having the college run he did. Agree, I like Collison over Jackson too. I’ve loved that move for the Clips and was very high on him as well.

      Hah, the two games you watched last night were mine too as well. What’d you think of Harden’s alley to T Jones? That I thought was filthy.

      Haha – yup agree on all things Wes J. I would let him give me a Wes J.

  8. Jay says:
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    So I’m down a Big, specifically a Center. listed below is my team. If you would be so kind as to take a look and then comment on the proposed possible scenarios.

    PG-Wall
    SG – George Hill
    G – Jeff Teague
    SF – Pierce
    PF – James Johnson
    F- Alphabet
    C – Valanciunas
    C- Henson – INJ
    Util -Wroten
    Util – Manimal
    BN – Reggie Jackson, Terrance Ross, Terrance Jones, Gerald Henderson

    Should i:
    A. move Teague for Brandon Bass or David West (I know West isn;t a C, but)
    B. Make Wall Available for the best “big” return?
    C.. hold out and wait for Henson to recover
    D. Drop Henson for Taj Gibson or Jason Smith type
    E. None of the above because you have a better suggestion…

    (I’m liking my first season of fantasy basketball thanks to this site, BUT I’m so glad baseball is right around the corner :)

    • Slim

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      @Jay:

      A. NO! Hold onto Teague!
      B. Don’t like what it would do to your PGs.
      C. The wait shouldn’t be long. I would hold.
      D. Taj is available? I’d take him over Hill, Pierce, James Johnson, Wroten, Farried, and Hendu. Wroten goes 1st for me.
      E. Same as D. Who else is available? Hendu is the next guy I would be willing to release.

      I play fantasy baseball too but the insane amounts of fuzzy math makes me favor basketball.

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        @Slim:

        Thanks Slim
        Cool, I was leaning towards grabbing Taj and dropping Wroten.

        I recently lost Brook and then Horford so for the last two matchups I have been scraping together pieces.

        I agree, there is a lot of math to take into consider with baseball, but that’s what I rely on good ole Mr Gamble for!!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jay: @Slim: a – Agree, love me some Teague.
      b – Probably not, I love Wall, would want to hold.
      c – Agree, you need big men and he has upside.
      d – Agree, Taj would help a ton. I;ve said all year to hold Hill, but Hill would be my drop, I like Wroten’s upside a ton still. Hill is turning into an ugly ThrAGNOF

      I think you need to hold Wall, moving Jackson to maybe Westbrook’s owner for a big could work.

      Baseball is coming! Can’t wait. Will be doing pitcher profiles again I think.

  9. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Vasquez just dropped in my 12 tm H2H pts league. He’s been useless for 2 months, but would you make the add in anticipation of a Lowry trade? It would mean dropping either new starter Dunleavy or Alphabet. How much FAAB to spend out of 100?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Nah I’d let him sit. If a Lowry trade happens I think they would get a PG back. Greivis could start, but wouldn’t get huge minutes.

  10. Willie Stone says:
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    Thinking ’bout dropping Sullinger for Hickson. Good move or…?

  11. TR says:
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    Thinking of offering D-will for jrue. Do you think it could get accepted and do you think I should do it?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TR: Seems pretty even. Injury downside vs. a guy producing little right now. I’d want Jrue to be safe if I’m looking good at a playoff spot

  12. Wutang says:
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    Just traded Marshall and hawes for Jefferson… Yay or nay?

    Lookin at a couple more trades, mainly trying to trade chandler.

    Either way, good trade or not?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wutang: Yay! And I’m not a huge Chandler guy, so fully endorse moving him

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        @JB Gilpin:

        Great to hear, was gettin worried cause he accepted way too quickly hahah!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wutang: Must be a Lakers fan!

  13. Shaft says:
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    The now 2nd place team in my league (who i just overtook 8-0 for first place last week) has started to suffer from the injury bug and might start panicking a bit (he’s been adding and dropping the bottom guy on his roster all week after pretty much no activity since week 2). He has Vuc, Westbrook, Rondo, Parsons, Wade and MCW who are all either injured or could become injured at any second. Rest of his team is pretty solid: Love, George, Hawes, Dragic, P. Gasol and Lin.

    What are your thoughts on floating an offer out to him for Rondo? He’s been stashing him all year and with all his other injuries, I’d imagine is getting frustrated. Maybe throw out Marshall and wilson chandler for him? I might also be willing to deal some combination of my t. jones, knight, or korver too. A little risky maybe but i feel like marshall is house money. Plenty of gold on my wire though I’d be happy to snatch up if I could free up a spot (Collison, Reddik, R. Jackson, Jordan Crawford, Frye, etc.). It’s a ten teamer, 8-cat h2h league.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Shaft: Yikes! What a team, but so many hurt… I would just offer Marshall straight up. I mean, Rondo has upside but could pull a Rose and never play. You just never know, I doubt he sits out the yeah, but the Celtics are tanking. Ohhh, I think you need to grab Collison for Marshall though. Yeah all 3 of the PG available are awesome.

  14. 740 says:
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    Sup JB, 12teams h2h 8cats. Vuc was dropped in my league. I have 4 centers, AD, JV, Sanders, Verajao. Do u think i should drop one and get Vuc? If so who would u drop?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @740: Yeah I think you have to get him. Probably JV.

      • 740 says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Hmm, I was thinking Sanders? I hate Drew! But, I will go with JV. I hope u r right my man. Thanks again

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @740: Yeah I love him but so inconsistent and limited upside.

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            @JB Gilpin:

            I’m so undecided

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @740: Haha Slim mighta convinced me for Sanders. I think Vuc is a must own, I think you gotta cut either Sanders or JV, might go Sanders since Slim loves him and picked him

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: I thought hold… Concussion is a big unknown. I was down to Sanders vs Varejao if someone had to go. For me it was Sanders. I figure once you have that big shot blocker in the Brow plus 3 more 1-1.5 blocks centers then Sanders blocks become less important than Varejaos consistency or JVs FG/FT/Pts upside.

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          @Slim:

          I was thinking the same. This is one tough tough decision. I think I might hold? Or maybe cut Sanders? Or JV? Lol shit I just don’t know!

  15. Joe says:
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    Valanciunas or Hibbert ROS?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Joe: Hibbert still

  16. Kevin says:
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    Hey JB. What do you think about me trading dwight and trey burke for iguodala? I need to fill a SF spot. Iggy isn’t doing great but I think he’ll get out of a slump eventually.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Kevin: Seems like an overpay. I know Dwight’s FT% is killin ya, but I like Burke just fine. Dwight might be able to land Iggy 1-1

      • Kevin says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Hey JB. Sounds good. I offered the trade for 1-for-1.

        What do you think about Dwight for Jimmy butler? I’m great on bigs (AD, JV, R Lopez, Favors). I could use more help on steals, 3s, and scoring. Oh and FT%. haha.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Kevin: That one is close too, I think if it helps your squad like ti does, worth the offer

  17. Shaft says:
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    ESPN reporting Bledsoe out indefinitely. Will need surgery on right knee…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shaft: Wow, huge blow. Luckily it’s just meniscus so there’s hope he’ll be back this year. Not too much of a fantasy impact except Gerald Green needs to be owned in most leagues

  18. TR says:
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    I asked something a little bit ago but have another question.

    What do you think of giving up D-Will and Parsons for Wade and Pierce?

    I’m at the very last playoff seed and injuries are killing me. I have d-will, Vucevic, gasol, Bledsoe, parsons, and Kobe on my team. We have 5 man benches plus an IR spot so holding injured/injury-prone players isn’t terrible, but I just have waaay too many.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TR: Yikes, rough rough triage you got going. That said, I don’t really love it just because Wade and Pierce are just as injury prone. If you’re moving Williams and Parsons in a deal, I would go for more injury stability if I could

  19. miles proudfoot says:
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    hey jb, thanks for your advice yesterday. was in need of big man stats and snagged boogie for hayward and green. in the end i’m wondering if i technically gave up slightly too much, but green has been so frustrating. with the empty roster spot i was all ready to pick up terrance jones, BUT…i’m playing the guy this week that i just traded with and yahoo seems to have a rule that the trade can’t go through until monday, monday, monday! i’m just hoping jones is still available at that point. anyways, thanks again!

    ps i do like “infallible,” but how about considering “il papi!”

    • miles proudfoot says:
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      @miles proudfoot: hmm, although of course my italian may need some help so not exactly sure that means “the pope” like i had thought…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Haha I have no idea what that means… Godfather? I know that’s padrino I think in Spanish… Yeah yahoo trades sometimes take a while… Sucks you can’t pick up who you want, but I like the trade for ya gettin needs

  20. Lasandro says:
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    Wattup JB. I currently own Frye. Is G Green more of a must-own now, than him? I can still pick him up atm

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      Ugh, worded terribly! Basically, does Green holder higher value than Frye during Bled’s absence? Seeing that Im needing pts, %s, boards and dire need for threes, Frye may be solid if he gets an increase in usage.

      My current flier spots are occupied by Oladipo and Frye. Was going to drop Frye after a few games for Pierce, who has a four day rest after his game against TOR (Frye plays a couple of times during this period). So, stick with Frye and Rainbow for a while, or move to grab Pierce for one of them in a couple of days? Bled’s injury has made things interesting. Oh and I recently acquired Vuc, Anderson and Parsons, who now are all injured, hence why I need the stats they’d be giving me ha. Also have M Gasol. Sad.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Lasandro: Haha no prob! Yeah I’d want Green. I’m just not a big Frye guy. Def hold Oladipo. I would say Green over Pierce for threes and scoring, Pierce is more all around. Yikes! Rough injuries, hopefully all are short term

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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks man! Not concerned about Green’s THrAGNOF-like numbers? Only got 1 board the other day, despite his athleticism. Would’ve thought he’d be along the lines of someone like Korver, who’s also on my wire

        • Lasandro says:
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          Meeks is also still available. Green over him, too?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Yeah I think he can get steals too, but I like Meeks the most. I’d go him

  21. Frank White says:
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    Dude what’s up… I already have Marc Gasol, Rondo, Bledsoe and Reddick out. I just found out that Bledsoe needs surgery and I’m about to lose my mind. What do I do, grab Ish Smith, Christmas, Goodwin or do I grab a guy like Randy Foye, or CJ Miles??

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Frank White: Ugh that sucks! Rough year of injuries… Yup tough break for Bledsoe. Gerald Green gone too? I would pick Foye of that bunch right now, but don’t really like any of em

  22. yokev_o says:
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    So amidst the Bledsoe injury news would you drop him and stash Henson because he’s currently available right now. Let me know your thoughts please I’m stuck.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @yokev_o: Ehhh, no IR spot? Probably letting Bledsoe go

  23. mike says:
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    hey jb, I’m thinking about grabbing Gerald Green.. should I drop Danny Green, Frye, Jimmy B or Tobias for him?
    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mike: Frye I would drop for him. Any time!

  24. Jake VZ says:
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    Would you do either of the following?

    1) My Burke for Varajaeo
    2) My Evans for Butler

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake VZ: 1 – if it fits your needs 2- yup, like that one a lot

  25. Corey says:
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    In my yahoo points league, Bledsoe is averaging 28 points a game . Should I drop him and add someone who’s producing around 23 points a game? Like foye, humphries or Corey brewer? My gut tells me to, plus I can always find someone who will play four games during fantasy playoffs. I’m currently in fourth in my league of 12. I’m going to probably wait to see how long bledsoes time table is. If it’s longer than 5 weeks I think I’m dropping him

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Corey: Yeah I would, probably getting Brewer of the 3. I think it will be 5+ weeks, but I’m no doctor! Ha

  26. matt says:
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    One last trade would you trade Hawes for Calderon? I have plenty of bigs. Needs are treys and assists. Or should I try for better PG? I think that’s pretty close value isn’t it?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @matt: Yeah I like that one, I hate on Calderon earlier in the year, but he’s been really underrated and I changed that a few weeks ago. Elite TO rate for a PG and lots of 3s. Even if dimes are down

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        @JB Gilpin: I scratched it for now. I don’t want to weaken my team too much. I just pulled that gasol trade (same league) I’ll give it 2 weeks to feel out the ebb n.flow. Im in 1st place up 21 games 12 cat. This is an awesome league with 11 active owners. 4 conf. Really competitive, so.I had to gamble on the gasol upside. Better hold Hawes until I know Gasols knee is kosher and it holds up. Thanks for the feedback though.

  27. matt says:
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    Dam! I could have grabbed reddick 3 hrs ago! He was out there in waiverland..didn’t know he was already coming back. Shitty

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @matt: HaH I like Redick but think people are expecting a little much outta him right away. Think he starts slow

      • matt says:
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        @JB Gilpin: OKC is getting punished again!!! R Jax needs to step his game up! How bout then Knicks? Haha

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @matt: Man OKC looked awful. Reggie had that nasty dunk over Faried though. Wheewww–eeee ! Abuse. Yeah the Knicks can win games like that, is Felton the key? Haha

          • matt says:
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            @JB Gilpin: felton better start paying me back Petro value in that harden trade I made! Shumpurt had a nasty put back in the 4th last night too. That was a nasty dunkface, he needs to step it up though. He should be getting to the line at least 4 or 5 times per gm

  28. Michael Pan says:
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    I got a question Tyreke Evans is on waivers should I drop Joe Johnson for him???

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Michael Pan: Yup I would

  29. Daniel Bryan says:
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    Hey JB,

    I’m on a daily h2h 9-cat league.

    Tomorrow everyone on my roster is playing. I’m 3-6 against my opponent. 3PTs + the 5 counting stats are close (leading Reb, Ast, Stl) and I have no chance at %s and TO. My question, is benching Redick (probable) and Henson (Questionable) the right thing to do? IMO, my replaceable players are Jeff Green, Glen Davis, Tobias Harris, Kendall Marshall, and Taj Gibson.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Daniel Bryan: Yeah I think I would start the same lineup. I think Reddick starts slow and Henson is very 50/50 plus without an established role

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