The Razzball Hoops Pod is back with our first show of 2016, and on this morning’s Pod we recap news and notes since last Thursday (well, since last year!) including a new starting PG in Brooklyn, play another edition of Can We Make Slim Look Stupid, then preview tonight’s games with our 30-Point Challenge picks.

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  1. Ankur says:
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    For the 30 point challenge – taking a flier on the Green that can do everything – DRAYMOND

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      @Ankur: *also cause i could really use some points today on my squad

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Ankur: Woooooo he’d have to be mad hot!

  2. Good STUFF says:
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    I really think the 7 ahead should be posted Sunday night, that way we can plan ahead. Maybe separate 7 ahead from the weekend review?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Good STUFF: Hmmm interesting… Let me chew that around a little

      • Good STUFF says:
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        @JB Gilpin: OR you can change the title to 6 ahead, since technically Monday is gone hahah.

        On a side note, news is that Evans is expected to play tomorrow, if he plays well, who do you think I should swing for? Here’s the rest of my team:

        Harden, Kemba, Tyreke, Dipo
        Bazemore, Korver, Fournier, CJ Miles
        Monroe, Porzingis, Zbo, J. Hill

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Good STUFF: Hah well a factor of doing it Monday is you get the full week to react to the previous week with Sunday’s games too…

          So you’re trying to trade Evans away if he looks good? I think you need blocks and maybe a handful of REB. Prob can’t get Noel anymore, but might be a start…?

          • Good STUFF says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Hmm interesting idea, Noel’s owner sent a trade offer to me last night, his Reggie Jackson for my Monroe. So I’m guessing he wouldn’t want another PG. Perhaps, I give him Evans, Monroe, in exchange for his Reggie and Noel?

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Good STUFF: Oh nice, yeah that would be a great trade in my book! REB stay status quo but you add nice BLK upside

  3. Draco21 says:
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    Hey JB!

    FINALLY GOT TO JOIN AGAIN!!!!! Got it on the right time! With that, GIMME THE DIGGLER! No one can guard the German for sure!

    Quick question bud,

    16 teams, 9 cat H2H, Playoff – Week 21-23
    How does my team look?
    PG – CP3, Collison, MCW, Sessions, Felton
    
SG – Covington (SF), Booker

    SF – JR Smith (SG), Ross (SG)

    PF – P.Gasol (C), Noel (C), Leonard (C)

    C – Towns

    I currently have a trade on the table. I give up CP3 for LOWGOD and Holiday. I really like holiday 2H of the season. Your thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Draco21: Haha cool sounds good! Yup I would think about Lowry JUST for CP3, love it!

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        @JB Gilpin: lowry for CP3??? Damnnnnnn. Countered with CP3 Covington for Lowry Jrue and Matt Barnes. Hopefully takes the bait. Covington is increasingly annoying. Might blow up in my face but don’t care. I can rest peacefully at night lol.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Draco21: Hah yeah it’s always nice to get as much as you can!

  4. Rice says:
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    What the hell do I do with Robert Covington???

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rice: 12ers I think he can be cut, annoyingly

      • Rice says:
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        @JB Gilpin: UGH…. I hate to drop that guy after having him last year.

        So would you drop him for Bogdanovic? Bogi played well yesterday for the first game after Jack’s departure for the year.

        All my other options seem weak or rentals (need SG…. we talked yesterday and I already had to replace Bledsoe with Tucker). Belinelli, D Green, Barea, Cole, Turner….

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Rice: Yeah I wonder how much is him/injury he had/Sixers scheming to not feature him. Yeah I sadly prob would. I think BoBo is prob your guy, but not getting married to him if he gets cold

          • Rice says:
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            @JB Gilpin: BoBo!!! What a great nick-name!

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Rice: haha thanks man, mostly came about since I got tired of typing his last name haha

  5. Matty

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    Happy Tuesday, fellas.

    I have a feeling someone on the Mavs is going to blow up tonight against a lazy Kings team…I just don’t know who it’s going to be, especially since we don’t know if Devin Harris and/or Deron Williams are going to play (and steal shots & minutes)…

    I’m going to take a wild guess and say it’s Wesley Matthews who goes off, so gimme him for the 30-point challenge.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Matty: Happy Tuesday! Although I def mentioned you on the Pod that I dunno fi you heard yet 🙂

      Def possible, needs to be hot from deep!

      • Matty

        Matty says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Haha – yeah, just listened to it now.

        I’m guessing you’re just salty because my injury-depleted team crushed you in RCL this past week. I had no Lillard, no Bledsoe, no Barnes, ‘Reke missed a game…and still took you down 7-1-1? Don’t worry, baseball season is right around the corner!

        I do my best not to engage in the Twitter trolling, but that CJM stat was just too good to pass up. Had a feeling it might stick in your craw…

        (So yeah, some of us Canadians are total jerks. I blame it on my proximity to the American border…more specifically, Buffalo.)

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Matty: Wow someone is a smack talker! I had injuries too… Ah, yes Buffalo can do that to anyone!

  6. TheJohn says:
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    Am in 9 cat roto… Wht d u think of teague for gortat

    In the vacuum?

    In reality i need big man but givin teague might make him overtake me ft and steal…

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TheJohn: Vacuum I’d hold Teague. I think Teague should be able to bring back a tad more back even with a big man need

  7. Ankur says:
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    Second time today. You must have done something right!

    Got offered a monster trade – My Wall for Lillard? Thoughts? Points is potentially a need, and they call me assist god!

    Got Draymond, Rondo, Payton, Colly, Parsons and also Gobert.

    Appreciated as always!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ankur: Hah sweet! Damn, yeah that’s a thinker. I think Lillard fits ya better

  8. Ryan says:
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    I’d be a fool not to pick Jimmy Butler for the 30 point challenge considering how hot he is right now. Also the Bucks aren’t very good on defense..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: Hah yup that is a good pick! I’m cheerin against ya though since Slim picked him 🙂

      • Ryan says:
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        Well Jimmy pulled through, but holy hell.. Klay has like 20 points going into the second quarter! Yikes.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ryan: I know I’m frustrated I didn’t stick with Klay….

  9. Paul says:
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    Middleton for 30-point Challenge

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Paul: Nice!

  10. jdubs says:
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    I’ll take Klay, it’s kind of too easy considering how well he’s been playing. pretty much the only thing standing between him and 30 points is if the warriors get a 30 point lead by the half…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jdubs: Yeahhhh I think that was the concern. He was almost my call right away

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        @JB Gilpin: hey, trade question…I got my favors/parsons/taj for lillard/giannis turned down. His counter: my J. butler, C.Zeller, and (Elfrid or pbev) for Lillard and (Giannis or Batum). do you like any of these in a punt fg% build? 14 team 9 cat.

        I Love that you’re always responding to comments! it’s what really keeps me coming back here, not just for my questions but seeing other people’s questions and your responses.

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          @jdubs: now he’s tossed a couple more offers at me:

          1. his Lillard, Batum, DeMar, for my Butler, Czeller, Parsons

          or

          2. Lillard, DeMar for Butler and Cody

          I like both actually, more than the first one I mentioned above. I’m leaning towards the 1, what do you think?

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            @jdubs: oops not Demar derozan, demarre carroll… I got fooled ahaha. still good?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @jdubs: Thanks man! Yeah comments are our life’s blood, I dunno if we’d have the same passion if we didn’t get to interact and get feedback from everyone. While Butler is awesome, this indeed might be a sell high window, especially given injuries. I’d def do that first deal getting Giannis and giving Pbev in it. 1. Sure that one is fine too, I think I’d rather get Giannis in deal 1 though 2. Ugh yeah if it was DeRozan it’d be a slam dunk! I think I like original deal best:

              Butler/Zeller/Pbev and get Lillard/Giannis

  11. Eddie Rooskie says:
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    Great podcast to start the year off right fellas!

    Without fact checking every single pod, has Slim ever not looked stupid? I mean I love the trivia but it just seems like he’s setup for failure everytime JB.

    You guys might also want to clear your browser history because “family feud sexual assault” and “Reggie Jackson smoking marijuana” might get you into some hot water one day.

    Anyways, speaking of injury risk, Dwayne Wade is defying logic this year and putting up amazing numbers without really sitting too many games. Even with the heat fighting for a solid playoff spot do you think he’s gonna get much rest down the road? Or is he on the Kyle Lowry diet?

    Lastly, I have a feeling Timmy is gonna put together a couple solid games and someone’s gonna want him for his blocks, efficiency, and general across the board production. If he does string a few good ones together what do you think his trade value is?

    Give meeee Clark Kent Baze for the 30 burger challenge. Jimmy Buckets is breaking records, why can’t he!?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eddie Rooskie: Thanks for listening man! Hah, I think the fact the game title makes no sense is kinda the fun 🙂 But Slim has def gotten them right a bunch! He’s been cold lately… Hahahahaha true, our search history during podding isn’t that safe for work…

      Maybe not the Lowry diet, but I do think he plays more than not unless they go on a tear and get a top 4 playoff spot lined up.

      Ugh I saw Timmay get dropped in a 12er and I didn’t bat an eye. He would need a longer run of great games for me to think he gets a ton of trade value.

      Whoa, Bazemore, bold man! Bold!

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        @JB Gilpin: Hahah im sure he has, even though some of the players you throw out there are seriously tough guesses.. But I guess easy ones wouldn’t make the game any fun.

        I was pretty close to dropping him myself actually but I decided to put my trust in him for one last run at greatness. Thing is after I get AD in this pending trade im gonna be up to my eyelids in blocks and rebounds and really need to focus on treys to round out my strategy pretty much. Any low end 3 ball shooters with a low TO that I could target in a 1 for 1 if he turns back the clock for the next week or two?

        And sure why not? With Melo on Millsap and Poison Goose on Horford, I think he gets his fair share of touches tonight, if ya know what I mean.

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          @Eddie Rooskie: Oh for sure, yeah I try to pick at least one that no one would expect to draw light on them. Like that Casspi FG%. Hmmm, Redick comes to mind. CJ Miles off a minor injury would work for me. Also Avery Bradley with a minor injury would work too. Ah yeah Bazemore played well, the Hawks just did a nice job of spreading it, including their legs and letting the Knicks beat em at home! Eesh

  12. Andrew Ringer says:
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    Klay Thompson for 30

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Andrew Ringer: Nice! Yeah he seems like a good bet

  13. Kevin says:
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    Klay is the easy one for 30, but I don’t want to be the 3rd to pick him. Give me Pau!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kevin: Ah damn you shoulda! Pau was damn close though…

  14. Lasandro says:
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    Great pod man! I feel like you were about to talk about withey when y’all discussed favors then slim cut you off. Gah sliiiiiiiiiim! I wanted to hear you guys discuss his value for this week at least.

    Been offered Larkin for my monta.. What you think?

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      @JB Gilpin: Side note – Teague has been disgusting. I can’t stand the sight of him on my team. Much rather have Jax, Kemba, but they’re both untouchable. Hell, maybe even Ish, despite his inefficiency.. I just can’t count on Teague giving me 6-7 ASTs per night. What range of player do you think I could flip him for, big guy or PG (e.g. Monroe)?

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        @Lasandro: Hah we probably shoulda, even with no Favors I think this is out of his mind for him and it calms down. Hmmm, that’s close. I’d prob hold Monta who looks better. Sure yeah Monroe, if it fits I would get Noel! Big men in that 40-75 range that fit

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        @JB Gilpin: Ok, interesting. So offering my Teague and KAT for Rjax/Kemba and Noel could work for ya?

        While on the topic, which big could I target as an upgrade with my KAT? A little too late to get Pau these days and I know you like Horford but I need the volume brds which he just doesn’t give. Noel is looking nice ATM – less scoring but def more stls, which I need.

        And please rank Lowry, IT, Kemba, Jax, Teague, Ish ROS. I’m assuming Teague is down the bottom..

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          @Lasandro: yup! Would be a huge upgrade at pg. I still would take Horford over KAT in a vacuum, def not Noel though, would need more. I like that trade of pg with it. I’m still ranking Teague favorably, but those top 4 pg have been awesome. I’ll go Lowry, Kemba, rjax, it, Teague ish

  15. Tyler says:
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    should i drop Markieff for Schroder?

    • Lasandro says:
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      @Tyler: For ANYONE getting mins and usage IMO. Schroder is fine, but if he’s available surely other guys producing a touch more may be too. Withey, C Lee, Calderon etc

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        @Tyler: @Lasandro: Well the DNPs for Schroder over the weekend scares me he’s not the bonafide stash. Hard to wait out a Kieff trade either. If you need to win now I’d stream the spot for production, I think in a vacuum I’d rather hold Kieff and hope for a trade

  16. Jerry says:
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    Hey, JB! Can you rank Elfrid Payton, Redick and Ish Smith for ros? Thanks!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jerry: Sure, I’ll take Ish, Elfrid, Redick. I know Redick is playing well, but I expect a little less scoring when Blake is back plus his stats are more esaily replaceable. Any time!

  17. hanns says:
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    have you seen zaza and his steals lately? what in the world. Obviously, he can’t get 4 steals a game but do you think it’s too much to expect 1~1.5 steals from him the rest of the way?

    • Ryan says:
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      Yup and I’m loving it. I think 1-1.5 spg is a realistic expectation. Zaza has averaged nearly one steal a game over his career on only 21 mpg.

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        Honestly dude, it’s been the boards that has really taken me back. He’s become a monster on the glass this season, and I always thought he was kind of soft. I didn’t think he was capable of averaging a dub-dub.

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          @hanns: @Ryan: Haha yeah 9 past two games! Sure, he was at 1.1 stl last year in fewer mins, 1.3ish seems very reasonable. Hah Ryan said the same 🙂 Hadn’t read that far yet.

          Agree the boards are crazy nice, nice boost with OT mins last night. JaVale McGee looked great last night too, but it’s not really a concern for me since McGee can’t play big minutes

  18. Nont Nontiskul says:
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    Hi jb , I got offered Durants for my. Draymond and dipo. Should I take it ?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nont Nontiskul: Wow. Yeah I think I do that if you can handle losing a good bit of dimes

  19. Jerry says:
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    would you trade favors, bosh, porzingis and wes matthews for cousins, pau, tobias and casspi?
    doing it for better playoff schedule and potential favors shutdown
    thanks!

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      @Jerry: Man that’s a tough trade to analyze! I think I would in redraft I’m assuming. Porzingis and Favors both have risk as the season wears on. Any time!

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        @JB Gilpin: thanks man! I asked you this question before but I wanna make sure this is still a good deal now that Carroll is injured again: would u trade bosh and wes matthews for Lowry and demarre?

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          @Jerry: I’m in a 10-team and in second place so should I hold onto Carroll after I trade for him or just drop him for someone like Cody zeller?

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Jerry: yeah getting Lowry is too good a deal, then yea I’d drop demarre if you don’t have il spots and get zeller or stream

  20. Dante Green says:
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    SHIT I almost streamed Hibbert, glad I didn’t! That would have been a waste of a weekly pickup lol

    Shame Larkin (yea with an M) has been poopoo, hope he gets his shit together and not blow the opportunity being handed to him.

    Collison with 14/4/12/0/2, 0 treys in 47 mins. It’s a pretty decent line but Colly owners were expecting more I’m sure. Rondo can do that in 25 mins. Meh, disappointing

    Still waiting for the news about Carroll’s effed up knee. I hope they release an update soon, I don’t wanna miss out on another better waiver pickup bcoz I had to hang onto the guy

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      @Dante Green: “Shame Larkin” haha, marvelous. You’re an owner? I’ve been asked to trade my Monta for him but I’m not sure if that I’d win in any cat apart from 3’s (once Larkin hits his assumed potential). Head scratcher though.

      Great point re: Colli. Owners should be please that game went for as long as it did. I was hoping for a little more on the brds and D stats from Gay, but I’ll have to take what I got.

      Interested on your thoughs (and JB’s) on why you’re high enough on Carroll to keep holding him. While Baze has stepped right into the vacated 3 spot in ATL, I just dont see Carroll producing similar lines in TOR with two heavy usage guards on the floor. His D presence doesn’t translate as well on the box score as it does in real life. His stls will be there but what are we expecting from a pts and brds standpoint? I ask because he’s available in my shallow roto (9 team), along with guys like M Barnes, Tucker, C Lee, Grant etc

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        @Lasandro:

        Yea, picked him up right after Jack went down

        Hold Monta!

        Gay’s % was awesome!!

        I held this long on Carroll bcoz I’m curious to see how his production will be once he’s fully healthy. I think he was already battling plantar fascitis in the beginning of the season. He rested his ailing foot for about a week if I’m correct then came back and unfortunately hurts his knee. Again, I wanted to know how much he can help my team once he overcomes these obstacles, and it got me thinking that the 3 week rest will also help his ailing foot. Sadly, I held onto him for 3 weeks (3 fucking long weeks) only to suffer a setback. I mean in that span how many hot waiver pickups could I have missed bcoz I thought Carroll was gonna come back better and healthier. Yes, it sucks and I won’t let that happen again. Lol. I just need a confirmation that he truly is going to miss another 3 weeks. His knee could be a season long problem and I don’t want to deal with that lol

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lasandro: @Dante Green: Haha poor Shame…I dunno man, Collison with “only” 3 TO vs. the 8 or 9 Rondo usually has haha. Well I probably would have Bazemore ahead of Carroll, but in a 12er both are likely must-owns, of course not if Carroll is out a while. Also in your 8er Las, injured guys aren’t worth holding with it so shallow, even if it’s shorter term.

          Yeah if it’s a season-long management thing, he’s not worth holding in a 12er either…

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            @JB Gilpin:

            Jeez finally! Carroll is officialy out for 8 weeks! I no longer have to worry about him but that 1.8 spg is huge, I hope Ross provides me with decent treys and swipes.

          • Lasandro says:
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            @Dante Green @JB Gilpin: In fairness, Larkin looked MUCH better today and could’ve had an extra assist or two had Thad not missed his layups. Here’s hoping he starts scoring in the dub digits. JB, what kinda line are you and @Slim foreseeing here for Shame, ROS?

  21. Dorian S. says:
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    Hey JB!

    Sorry I haven’t said anything. Had a term to finish up in school and getting prepared for the new one starting tomorrow. Hope the holidays were fun for you and your new year has started off well!

    I think I managed to pull of the greatest heist of my life and I’m still not sure how I succeeded in this. This concerning my salary league (the + TO and FLs one, 12 team) the one in which I managed to get Blake Griffin and Kevin Love. You know, the one in which you said I should probably sell them high.

    Well, I don’t think this could get any better. I traded Michael Carter-Williams, Blake Griffin and Kevin Love for Avery Bradley, Jared Sullinger…

    And Draymond Green! I scored DRAYMOND! Well, still pending, but that’s all this deal was about!

    My team’s not that impressive (roster – PG/SG/SF/PF/C/3UTL/7BN/1IL):
    PG – Kyle Lowry, Jeff Teague, Tyler Johnson(SG), Avery Bradley(SG), Lou Williams (SG), Alec Burks (SG)
    SG – Kobe Bryant(SF), Manu Ginobili (SF), Jeff Green (SF)
    SF – Stanley Johnson, Giannis Antetokounmpo (PF), Draymond Green (PF)
    PF – Jared Sullinger (C), Kristaps Porzingis (C)
    Cs – Festus Ezeli, Nikola Jokic

    At least for this year. But oh man, the potential is there if I can wiggle some of these other guys onto my team for next season.

    Draymond, Giannis and Porzingis, oh my!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dorian S.: No worried, welcome back! Hope you had a great new years as well! Haha I was about to say, “ummmmm what?!” But hell yeah Draymond! Nice move! Yeah those sexy multicat bigs look nice!

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        @JB Gilpin:
        Yeah, so far so good. I had been fighting with Worker’s Comp. over something and the review board actually sided with me and I got the letter of that yesterday. 😀 So it is starting off great!

        Yeah, Avery and Sully aren’t exactly the greatest, but to nab Draymond was just jaw dropping for me. I thought I would’ve had to pay more for a top 10 player.

        If everything is still the same as before, Lowry and Draymond would be 40s (as they are in the top 10s, with 11-25 being 35s). Kristaps and Giannis are in the next level (26-50 overall) so they’d cost 30 each.

        The soft cap we have for the league is 100, with a hard cap of 165. To get to the hard cap you’d sacrifice your 1st (35) and your 2nd (30) to acquire the extra cap space. If I kept those 4, I’d be spending 140 of my possible 165.

        Though, I’m actually thinking of moving Lowry. I know, I know. It isn’t every day you get Top 10 players. I’m lucky I managed to get Draymond. However, if I trade Lowry, I think I could probably earn some lower costing and highly more obtainable pieces for later. Or just some better draft picks for next year or 3.

        Jeff Teague is 68 overall putting him in the 25 range (51-100). Now compare the following:

        (just using 3s, PTs, Rebs, Asts for this point)

        Kyle Lowry (40) – 2.7/20.7/4.8/6.5

        vs.

        Jeff Teague (25) – 1.1/15.1/2.6/5.6
        Tyler Johnson (10) – 1.0/13.0/4.0/2.0
        Stanley Johnson (10) – 1.0/15.0/6.0/4.0

        Now, I’m adding an extra 5 dollars to the bottom bill and I’m projecting more times for both Tyler and Stanley. However, if both of those guys live up to their potential I get way more bang for my buck than if I kept Lowry. I mean, yes Lowry is nice and all, but as I just showed, cost wise, it might make more sense to move him.

        Though again, this will depend on what I get back. Because Lowry is a Top 10 player, it could be very hard for me to move him for appropriate value. Or some people might look at what I paid for Draymond and go “that’s the going rate for a top 10, well I don’t want any part of it”.

        But still overall, I’m happy. I got options for next season and things are looking up.

        Also as always, thanks Razzball team!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Dorian S.: Whoa, nice! But of course unfortunate you have to go through that, wish you all the best 🙂

          Yeah I think cutting cost on Lowry while also getting a nice haul back at the lower price will be tough. I think since you’re getting close to that hard cap you buckle down and get that title! Dray will carry ya!

  22. Lasandro says:
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    Just used my waiver to pick up Oladipo for Nelson in my 9 team roto… god I hope I didn’t make the wrong move! I really need the good guard play, following my loss of Jack. Nelson could be super valuable for a couple of weeks. Just hoping Skiles doesn’t screw around again. Looking at Oladipo’s mins log the past few games, it’s just all over the place. And THIS guy wins East Conf Coach of the Month?? Hoiberg arguably has a tougher task with his injuries and frontcourt depth but has managed 5 straight wins. Makes little sense..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Yeah I think the voters of that just assume Orlando is always bad haha. I think it’s the right move. Dipo just has sooooo much more upside

  23. Lucas says:
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    hey JB, which side do you prefer?
    my favors + fournier or goose + Tyoung

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lucas: Hey man, ohhhhh that’s close. I think I’ll take Goose side, Young has been really surprising this yr

      • Lucas says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I m going to try if i can get favors, fournier and carroll for goose, T,young and holiday

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lucas: Well with the Carroll injury I def still like Goose side

  24. Ray says:
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    Put Carroll on the IL so I have a free spot on my roster in my weekly 12-team h2h points league. Most intriguing/least terrible guys on the wire: RoLo, Nance, Dieng, Amir Johnson, Mudiay, Lawson, Nurk, A. Gordon, Jennings. Who do you think is the best pickup? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ray: Whew I’m torn between Nurk and Rolo, I think it’s probably Rolo. Any time!

  25. v00dr00 says:
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    Sooooo, T. Jones was just dropped in my 12 team H2H league. I recently stumbled upon a Larkin and an A. Gordon. I don’t wanna miss the chance, so just in case, what are your thoughts here? Scoop him up for one of those below 2. I don’t have any particular needs either.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @v00dr00: Gordon v. Tjones conundrum… I’ll lean Tjones and hope for a trade, with no particular needs. Def holding Larkin vs. those other 2

  26. Jeff says:
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    Hey JB, would you trade millsap and wiggins for kyrie and towns?
    or do you still have faith in a good second half of wiggins…

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jeff: I have faith in Wiggins, but Kyrie looks awesome and def a Towns believer. If you need G stats even in the least i do it, I’d hold if you didn’t need a G at all though

  27. Kris says:
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    Hi Razzball,

    So this is kinda alarming, NOW. Panic button has been triggered! :))

    Team:
    Wroten (Still waiting for d*mn updates. And, he’s the best one left…)
    Wiggins
    Payton (Do you think he’ll lose his starting job? Well, I don’t think so…)
    T. Jones (He’s a pain for my team. Stat wise, that is. Really. I’m in an 18-team-league btw.)
    Kaminsky (I guess he’s producing…)
    D. Green (Nothing you can say bad about Dray)
    Clint Capela
    Enes Kanter (Signs of production at last!)
    John Wall
    Cory Joseph
    Evan Fournier
    Mason Plumlee

    Apparently, this team will never make the championship. I just want to throw out trades so I can somehow balance the competition in our league. Any thoughts? Honestly, I can throw Wall right about now in the trading block and never look back. There has been some fishy trades and this is a pot league. If only I had a better second guard, which btw was J.Jack HAHA!, and a better big man.

    Possible trade I can throw?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kris: Oh no, let’s get ya outta panic mode! Yeahhhh, I see the issue, lots of upside and youth still finding their way. Dynasty or keeper right? Wall for Nurk and an upside PG he has? It would need to be a lot though to give up Wall, he’s still young and such a good future piece for ya

      • Kris says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        18-team-league. We reset every year. 🙂 Any other trades we can have?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Kris: Ah damn. I think my trade chips would be Fournier and Kanter. I worry about a dropoff from Fournier even though he got past one major lull already. Maybe those two for… Noel?

  28. Dan says:
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    Hey JB,

    12 team 9 cat h2h

    PG: Wall, Collison
    SG: Bazemore, Matt Barnes
    SF: Giannis, Casspi, Tjones, TJ Warren
    PF: Drummond
    C: Marc Gasol, DeAndre, Nurkic

    Lost Jarrett and Bledsoe the last couple weeks.
    Just got offered Bosh, Matthews, Elfrid/Larkin for Giannis, Baze, Nurkic. Worthwhile trade? Or hold out hope for more pg injuries to fill my void?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dan: Ugh rough injuries there… Sure, yeah I like that deal for you, Bosh is best in deal, you get a PG and looks like added 3s would be welcome.

      • Dan says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        thanks JB, would you go with elfrid or larkin for ros?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dan: That’s a good one… I’ll lean Elfrid but narrowly.

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