We’re back from a crazy weekend, and the Razzball Hoops Pod recaps news and notes since last Thursday including the shake-up in Brooklyn, we take a look at the awfulness that is the NBA All-Star voting, 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. Matty

    Matty says:
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    Happy Tuesday, gentlemen.

    Will give the pod a listen a bit later today, but lock me in for Ryan Anderson dropping 30 at Staples tonight – with or without Brow.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matty: Happy tuesday! Yeah Brow isn’t a top 10 scorer right now! But with him so questionable, neither Slim or I could pull the trigger…

  2. Ryan says:
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    Yeah the future for the Nets is looking prettty bleak. They resigned all of their boring vets that weren’t getting them anywhere, and wasted way too much money in doing so. They are still paying for Deron Williams, and my Celtics have the rights to their UNPROTECTED first round picks for the next three years. The only good thing going for them is that JJ’s awful contract expires after this season.

    Those voting results are still bugging me, and gimme Tyreke Evans for 30!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ryan: eeeesh that’s right those picks! Oh man, the Nets just destroyed their team with that. Sounds good man!

  3. Poisonous Stuff says:
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    I like my golden goose poisoned…

    Who is a good PG to trade for Evans in a dynasty league? IT2? His owner probably won’t let him go tho..

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Poisonous Stuff: Haha who doesn’t?! Yeah I highly doubt that works either. Maybe Conley? Since both are in kinda the twilight of their careers. Maybe buy Teague low?

  4. Eddie Rooskie says:
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    Reminds me of the classic schoolyard game I used to play back in the day, “Duck, Duck, Poison Goose”.

    Im gonna give the pod a listen when I get a chance and as I gaze into my crystal ball I see two things, Slim looking stupid again and Uncle Drew dropping thurrttyy.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Eddie Rooskie: Haha, it’s just a much high-stakes version of duck duck goose 🙂 Booooo we didn’t get to Drew! I whined about him enough last week haha

  5. Jesse says:
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    Brow…

    I offered him and hood for Lowry and Whiteside. No response from the other manager yet.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jesse: If Whiteside is fine with this knee it’s solid. About even risk on both sides, I think I like it

  6. Matty

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    Listened to the pod over lunch. Great stuff. Interesting debate about trying to project next year’s top-5 picks if Brow falls out due to constant bumps & bruises. I’m with Slim in that you probably have to take him if he drops to 5th/6th, but even at that you’re likely not too happy about it.

    Things really change if Durant signs somewhere other than OKC. Then you’ve got a surefire top-3 of Steph/Russ/KD. You’d be in a very enviable position if you had one of those first three picks…might even go so far as to say you’d be in the catbird’s seat. (winky face)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Matty: Thanks man! Yeah Brow is gonna be sooooo hard to rank. Haha well Steph one I think is a lock unless something drastic happens. But yeah, catbird seat would be nice 🙂

  7. jdubs says:
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    Ayyy JB and Slim !

    Did you hear about Gortat being in the hospital with a knee infection? it’s a shame, he was doing so well. Sounds like Nene might have a chance to step up for a while and play big minutes, is he worth a pickup? Back of my roster is BobCov, Taj, pbev, Schroder and none of them feel like great drop candidates

    also I’ve heard rumors about tjones being traded to the suns on the 15th with corey brewer once the rockets can trade players who signed with them in the past year. is he must own at that point and is he worth stashing in any case for any of the guys above?

    put me down for melo for the 30 point challenge, he’s been playing really well lately! thanks guys and keep up the great work!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jdubs: Eesh, no I didn’t until now! I knew he missed last night, but figured a minor thing. Nahhhhh I’d hold there, doubt Nene plays that much given his injury issues. Yup I did know that tjones one, maybe not a must own, but if you’re doing solid and can afford a stash, totally good losing Taj. Sounds good on Melo, thanks man!

      • Ryan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Piggybacking off of that, do you think the rumored Jones trade will increase Capela’s value? Would you drop Taj or Dieng for Capela in a 12er?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Ryan: Ummm, probably will help a tad, problem is he’s a better C. that said, i think it’s worth dropping Taj for him

  8. Viz

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    Great stuff as usual guys. I’m going to ride the hot hand and take Lou Williams for 30 tonight in that abortion of a basketball game.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Viz: Thanks for listening man! Yup Lou is so Hot and Sweet he should be a Chinese dish!

  9. Ankur says:
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    Gimme Uncle Drew for the 30 point challenge – show them Dallas Oldbloods how its done!

    On your where to pick Brow – I was thinking a first round PG before Brow!!
    Would u pick Draymond at 4 (assuming curry, KD,harden? )

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Ankur: Nice! Yeah those PG could be pretty close… Draymond I think might be top 5, he’s like those first round PG but with Reb and blk. Maybe even 4. Sooooo early still though 🙂

  10. Kevin says:
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    Give me Brow in the 30 point challenge! May as well take the gamble

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Kevin: Oh for sure! I figured someone would… Great matchup if he can suit up

  11. The Gintern says:
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    Saving the pod for tomorrow (but fast forwarded to listen for the top ten scorers). Give me Brandon Knight for 30 on this fine evening, wanna make both you guys pay for thinking about him haha. Tough call though, cause I bet Reke goes off if Brow is out… Anyways, looking forward to listening tomorrow!

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      @The Gintern: Oh, and I was just proposed this trade: my CJ McCollum, Marcin Gortat, and DeMarre Carroll for his Kyle Lowry and Amir Johnson. Thoughts?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @The Gintern: Haha nice, thanks for the submission! I got burnt by Knight with the DNP in the REL too ughhh.

        Sure I love it for you! Consolidate into by far best player, hope he goes for it!

  12. Paul says:
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    Melo for 30-point challenge

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Paul: Damn hope he’s OK with the ankle!

  13. Heat apologist says:
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    Alright, so in my defense, I was watching college football last night and might have imbibed a little too much. I should have remembered how crazy you are for lavine. I’m not as big of as a fan, and see him as a thragnof. I was trying to think of a comp. nick young seems unfair, but Kmart with a little youth upside. He just doesn’t play enough defense to become a top sg, especially stuck behind Wiggins. Sloan obviously isn’t a keeper, but he’s gonna help some other team more than mine this year. We saw his upside last year, when he averaged over 8 assists for a long stretch of the year. I didn’t think Sloan vs Lavine was the final iteration of the deal, but I thought it was a start. I’ve received much worse offers in that league. I didn’t mean to offend you, but believe me it wasn’t intentional

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Heat apologist: Hahahaha, all good 🙂 Whoa, no way is he a ThrAGNOF! Good mid-range, crazy penetration ability (that’s what she said!) which will create FT volume, and he’s a good passer. I think he becomes a starting PG, on the R-Jax path. Oh don’t get me wrong, I was the one who owned Sloan in that stretch! $1 drafted player who was a key guy for me, I was in love! Hah I wasn’t offended at all, just having fun with it, sorry if I seemed legit offended man!

  14. Jeff says:
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    casspi or fournier in h2h 9cat?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jeff: Tough one. I’ll lean Casspi

  15. Patty Mills Is My Homeboy says:
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    It’s a popular choice but I like Uncle Drew for 30!

    Great pod!

  16. Black Mambaaaaaaaaa says:
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    Porter or KCP rest of season??? H2H 9 cat

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Black Mambaaaaaaaaa: Yikkkkkkes that’s hard. When Beal is back I imagine it hurts Porter a lot, but no way you can drop him. I’ll go KCP but def both need to be owned

  17. justin says:
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    9 cat h2h. what 1 player out of these guys should i bench for tmrow: lin, collison, amir johnson, cassipi, calderon.

    thanks!!

    • justin says:
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      @justin: dropped calderon for gerald green. so who should i bench now?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @justin: Nice add/drop. I’ll say Lin is the bench

  18. Dante Green says:
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    1) I just dropped Danny Green for LaVine. Lol Green’s inconsistency is just maddening. I know LaVine just broke out of a 2-week slump (was it 3?) but Green has been slumping since the start of the season. Lol I’m gonna gamble on LaVine here

    2) Yesterday I dropped Larkin and streamed Dieng for boards and swats, but I didn’t expect the 6 blocks tho. Lol I think he only scored 2 pts, but that’s OK, I only needed em blocks and rebounds. Would you hold him still for the second half of their b2b?

    3) Gergreen has been playing really well.. Last week we talked about just streaming his spot and but he’s been getting more burn (due injuries to teammates) and he’s producing quite suprisingly. I think I’m gonna hold until his minutes drop

    4) I’ll be keeping a close on Agordon in their next game. If he plays another 25+ minute game, and puts up a decent line, I think I’m gonna have to pick him back up. Dieng is still somewhat struggling, LaVine may find himself in another shooting slump, Gergreen’s mins might drop sooner than later, Korver might never rectify his shooting woes, so I’ve got guys here who I can drop for the Baby Matrix. Lol

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dante Green: 1 – nice! Yeah good upside with LaVine to see what happens. 2 – Sure, off a nice D game that seems solid! 3 – Well to be fair, I did list him as a streamer this week, so I like him this week as well. Totally good holding him until the weekend and beyond, but might not get married to him. 4 – Yeah Gordon is close to must-own for the upside. might lose LaVine for him. Haha baby matrix! love it!

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Hah if we’re to lose LaVine for Agordon (if Zac still doesn’t get it together), would you be fine losing Ggreen for Lord Covington? Let’s just say the lord suddenly snaps out of his month long slump. Lol the guy has been sitting on the wire for more than a week now. Lol thanks man!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Dante Green: Oh for sure! If Covington shows any sign of life I’d be totally good with that move

  19. Kris says:
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    Hey JB and Slim,

    Here’s my team. 18-team-league. Every year we reset. 🙂

    Payton (IL)
    Wiggins
    Wall
    Fournier
    Kaminsky
    Plumlee
    Kanter
    Cory Joseph
    Capela
    T. Jones
    Draymond Green
    Tony Wroten (can’t drop, he’s the best PG left out there for me)

    You said to go for Nerlens Noel for my Fournier + Kanter. What if it doesn’t work. Nobody in this league want to trade. HAHA! Anyone else i can go for too? Pachulia maybe? But umm I don’t think so. HAHA!

    I do have a 55-53 record. HAHA! Currently 7th of the pack but it’s a bit hard moving forward. I’m really wishing for a second round miracle.

    I currently placed again an tall order for Gobert. Kanter + Fournier.

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      @Kris:

      How about Kristaps, Whiteside, but I am not really sure about those bigs. Well…?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Kris: Damn sucks to be stuck in a league with no trading! Def hope that Gobert trade gets taken! I would keep shopping that pair, Kristaps and Whiteside will cost more but they’re both worth it to me. Whiteside should come at a bit of a discount with his knee issue, but it’s a nice buy low window

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          @JB Gilpin:

          What players do you think I can give up for those two. Kristaps and Whiteside are on the same team. The manager lacks guards obviously.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Kris: You can try Elfrid and Fournier, but that’s the only real G combo I see and hurts your AST. Maybe Plumlee and Payton?

  20. Snoopy_slayer says:
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    Just got an offer for a trade… Get: Lowry, Derozan + Crowder for Steph + ZaZa… I’m tempted… Whats the chance Steph gets rested?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Snoopy_slayer: Sure Steph DNPs here and there late are a concern, but not nearly enough to take that kind of discount for me. I’d pass.

  21. Wilson says:
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    I need BLK and lead AST.

    Trade my Rubio for his Valanciunas, good deal for me?

    • Wilson says:
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      or try to trade my Rubio to get Porzingis ,is it better?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Wilson: Mehhhhh, Valanciunas seems so up and down with blocks that I might try for someone better. Porzingis would be an absolute steal though, if you can swing that one!

  22. Jeff says:
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    Hey JB, would you trade lowry for wall in 9cat?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jeff: Yeah I think I would

  23. Dante Green says:
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    Is Favors fucking paralized? Jesus. And Dragic will be missing the whole week, while both Dipo and Fournier only get to play one game. GIVE ME A FUCKING BREAK. Just when we thought the fantasy gods have toned down on their wrath a bit. Fuck. My. Life.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dante Green: Haha well we knew it was no bueno bc he had issues with the back before. Yeah this dumb London game really threw a wrench in scheduling…

  24. jonny says:
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    Hey JB,

    1) What do you think about dropping larkin for tjones, markieff or covington in h2h?

    2) How about dropping smart or g.harris for crabbe or markieff in a league where i only have 15 moves left on the season?

    3) Are you that confident in gobert over whiteside when both are healthy and at full speed? I have whiteside in two leagues and I’m thinking about going for it, even though whiteside did end up playing today.

    Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jonny: Hey man, 1- Tjones, sure. Prob not the others, Covington is close 2 – Seems risky getting either, prob holding 3 – Man it’s close. Def not confident, seems like a coin toss to me. Gun to my head I’ll take Gobert

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