We’re off an amazing weekend where the Panthers are going to the Super Bowl!  But amongst that rush, the Razzball Hoops Pod breaks down news and notes from the weekend including some breaking news last night on an injured player’s second injury, we 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. Paul says:
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    Brook Lopez for 30

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Paul: Nice!

  2. J says:
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    Heyo,

    McCollum 30 bomb tonight.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: I don’t think it should count if he shoots under 40% though!

  3. Ankur says:
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    Chandler Parsons for the big three O!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ankur: You and Slim going Parsons huh?!

      • Ankur says:
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        @JB Gilpin: What again?! I have only just started listening to the podcast!!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ankur: Haha great minds are thinkin alike!

  4. Tim says:
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    for the next two games would you take canaan or crawford for 3’s plus whatever else?

    cp3 for 30 (that’d really help my squad)

    • Tim says:
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      @Tim: also you think Mbarnes is worth dropping?? pains me

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tim: Mehhhh, I think Canaan actually but don’t feel great about it. Yeahhhh, I lost him in one league so I think so sadly, we can all hate Jeff Green together!

        Let’s do this CP-30!

  5. Matty

    Matty says:
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    What’s good, JB & Slim? You all thawed out there in North Carolina, JB?

    Gimme The Duchess for 30 tonight at home against a tired Magic squad (OT in Memphis last night).

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matty: Whats up man?! Hah enough to be able to drive, but still ice in the neighborhood and yard and had to dig out driveway haha. Usual stuff for you guys…

      Oh nice call!

  6. Jensen says:
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    You guys concerned about Pau injury and/or DNP’s late in the season?
    dude is on a tear and I am thinking about trading for him for the bulls amazing playoff schedule.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jensen: Ummm, myabe a little, less on DNPs but more injury given age. I’d def be more trading for him than giving him away

      • Jensen says:
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        @JB Gilpin: He’s sitting on the last place team in our keeper league so I can probably steal him.

        P.S Go Cam.

        P.P.S Jim Kelly lost 4 consecutive super bowls. ’91-’94.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jensen: Nice, yup I’d go for it. PS – Hell yea! PPS – Woooowwwww, didn’t know it was 4 in a row! A little before my time 🙂 I kinddaaa remember the last one v Dallas I think, but I was 6 or 7

  7. Lasandro says:
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    Gimme Oladipo having a major bounce back for 30 dipoints!

    Intrigued by you rating Len higher than WCS for brds and blks. Well, I’ve flipped Taj for Alex, so let’s see how we go today..

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Haha 30 DiPoints, love it! Boards might WCS, but BLK and everything besides maybes STL I like Len for

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: full disclosure: I went with WCS. Why? I’m chasing in 2 particular cats in stls and Obrds and willy is killin Len in those two. Add to that decent fg% and blks, and he just suited my needs more. Dang, 4.5 Obrds in his last 4 mm…

      I just KNEW player B was Jeff Bleak! Such a waste. Wished you guys spent more time blasting his season on my behalf haha. After Lillard, he was my first PG selection in my shallow roto. Dragic is still on the wire and Slim’s comment has me thinking about swapping him with Jeff.. But I’m sure you’ll advise that I hold and look to trade him. But even in a package, I’m getting no suitors. The fact that his last 12pt game was considered a “bounceback” on rotoworld shows how much he’s fallen. I obviously need those assists but the rest is crud. Pure crud.

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        @Lasandro: Ah yeah OREB isn’t cat I follow as much so I;m all for it! Haha we got to em just for you! If Dragic was healthy I think I’d be OK with it, but I’m def worried about his quad… Tough to hold injured guys in a 9er too…

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        @JB Gilpin: Haha yeah man, 14 cat leagues aren’t all that common I guess. Well let’s see how we go with WCS today. Len had himself a game, but Tyson sat much of the game. Just don’t trust his mins with all them forwards in PHO currently on their way back. Though I agree with Slim that they SHOULD run Len a lot if they know whats good for em.

        Yeah, in addition to Dragic (calf, I believe), Barton is on the wire, Goodwin (!), Russell and D Booker, who’s having a nice PG line today (albeit with bad shooting). If the guy is capable of getting 5 asts per moving forward, I would DEF rather have his upside than Teague’s waffling, even though I know you love your waffles. But yeah, prob should wait it out and hope that Teague strings a few great games together before shopping. Even before jrue’s recent explosion, the owner wouldn’t take Teague haha.

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Also, Ilya or Len? Ooooooh. And update: Archie just got nabbed off the wire haha – what a game.

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          @JB Gilpin: Make that last comp between Ilya, Len and Gordon, actually. Gordon’s mins seem steady. His blks haven’t quite been there but obviously can get those in bunches. Right now, still leaning Ilya but that’s because I just don’t know what’s gonna happen with Len once Leur is back.

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            @Lasandro: Nope, sometimes 10 and 11, but OREB isn’t too common 🙂 Hah, yes we can all agree the Suns don’t have a clue! Who doesn’t love waffles?! Hah yeah Jrue is on a major sell high peak to me. Gotta hope this last good Teague game works! Yeah Archie was good, did a lot of it late in a blowout to the Sixers though – yikes. I’ll stick with Ily, but I know Len might hit your needs better. Ily over Gordon too for me

  8. draco21 says:
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    Gimme Jordan Clarkson. This guy is about to explode.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @draco21: Nice!

  9. TheJohn says:
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    What do u think of vucevic?

    Would u trade hayward or dipo + ish or klay for him?

    I kinda need rb… But all other stat are also mediocre needs!!

    Thanks

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      @TheJohn: PLaying solid, D stats up a tad, sure if he fits a big man need I like all of those. Seems like he’s a fit for ya! I’d likely do Hayward first

  10. Kevin says:
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    Give me Melo for 30 tonight

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kevin: Damn his knees!

  11. Viz

    Viz says:
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    I’ll go Lowry for 30 tonight

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Viz: Starting pretty well so far!

  12. Melo says:
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    Heeey duuude, did you see the Blake news, meeen, that was a dick move by him.

    But on the bright side, his owner in my league just dropped him, because he’s currently behind the playoff spots, and can’t afford to wait for him, on the other side, I’m currently 3rd, just 2 wins away from no 1. seed, and pretty much a lock for the playoffs, should I add him and wait a month or so, or maybe wait few weeks and try to snatch him before anybody else, that’s tricky.

    This is my team:
    Lillard, McCollum, Knight, Bradley
    Hayward, Hood, Tobias Harris, Casspi
    Favors (finally!), Taj Gibson, Draymond Green
    Brook Lopez, Monroe

    Casspi and Taj are the 2 most droppable players right? It’s a tough decision to make, so if you could give me some advice, it would be really helpfull, thanks!

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      @Melo: Yup, we didn’t have how he broke it when we recorded, but mannnnn, not good. DEFFFFFfinitely get him! Shocked he was dropped. Needs to be owned. I think I’m losing Casspi. Gay with the eye thing helps Casspi a little in short term and Taj seems pretty up and down even in the minutes. Any time!

  13. Adam

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    30 Point challenge.

    Muh boy Derrick Williams! Only a shot if Melo sits, but hey, why not.

    And I didn’t get a shot to defend myself! I actually said to go Monta if you’re scared of injuries, but pure value barring injuries, I’d go Wade. The Heat need to play every game if they want to make the playoffs.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Adam: Shoulda gone Lance Thomas! Haha. Sorry man, it’s not outlandish or anything! Do they need Wade? Of course. But if he can play is another story…

      • Adam

        Adam says:
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        @JB Gilpin: He’s starting to light it up now! He has a good chance at it if there’s OT!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Adam: Approached it for sure!

  14. Ryan says:
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    Yeah Marcus does looks like a RB out there every night. He’s not a guy I’d wanna take a charge from.. Dude probably weighs more than Olynyk.

    I’m torn for the 30 point challenge. Lowry, McCollum, Bosh. I think they all can do it, but gimme the Boshtrich.

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      @Ryan: And yeah there appears to be somewhat of a rivalry between the C’s and Wizz. Funny because the Wizards have always been my second favorite team in the East, but their games are always a bit chippy.

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        @Ryan: Haha yeah he’s a thick, thick man. Bosh almost halfway there!

        Yeah that was mad physical. Nene has always been a chippy guy, same with Gortat. fun drama to watch!

  15. jdubs says:
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    gimme dame lillard to go off against a winded Kings team in the 30 point challenge!

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      @jdubs: oops didn’t see lillard in the top 10! Uhhhh give me mccollum to light the kings up

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @jdubs: Yup they’ll be winded alright, nice audible there! McCollum def can if hot!

  16. Jake says:
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    I was just offered Evan Fournier for Myles Turner. I feel like I have to take it, right? I’d expect turner to go back to 15 mins a game once Mahinmi returns.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake: Mahinmi is back and Turner is still killin it! Hard pass for me

  17. Jesse says:
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    Who will be more valuable for fantasy playoffs? (week 20-22 in my league)

    Friggin Blake Griffin (injured 4+ weeks plus possible/probably suspension?) – Will he be back in time?
    Anthony Davis (perpetual fear of early retirement because he doesnt feel good) – Will he be shut down?

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      @Jesse: Ugggghhhh, too tough a question, I plead the 5th! I’ll lean Brow, I would say injury/shutdown/missing games is maybe slightly higher than Blake who should be back and hopefully do his suspension by then, but Brow’s per-game numbers are a good bit better so he’s my guy

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        @JB Gilpin:

        I own Davis and hood. The trade offer is Chris Paul and Blake Griffin for Davis and hood…

      • Ryan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Well they said the timeframe is 4-6 weeks. If it takes 6 weeks you’re kinda screwed. I imagine the Clips will ease him along to preserve him for their own playoff push, so idk how much he’ll even be helping you once he returns.

        Add the suspension and the answer for me is easily Brow. What a stupid way to get hurt.

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          @jesse nguyen: @Ryan: Yeah seems to be pessimism Blake even makes it by 6 weeks. Wowwwww, getting Paul too though… I think you gotta hold though, unless your first by like 15 games

  18. Mari says:
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    Hey JB,

    Who do you prefer for the ROS, ROLO or Mahinmi?

    Thank you!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mari: Gimme Rolo. Any time!

  19. nont nontiskul says:
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    would you trade horford + alex len to upgrade to millsap ?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @nont nontiskul: 10 or 12er I def would to consolidate. Any deeper I might not

  20. John says:
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    I picked up Mudiay off the wire in a 12 teamer, 9 cats. His turnovers and shooting percentages scare me ROS. Nelson will cut into his counting stats??? Woyld you try to trade him or a guy like Len? Or Marcus Morris, Or Ilya?

    Many thanks

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      @John: All depends on team needs, I have Mudiay as well and he showing some signs here and there. Nelson is a little brittle too. If you don’t really need AST then yeah I might go Ilya

  21. Tyler says:
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    Playoffs start week20.
    Should i drop blake griffin for tjones, leuer or a streamer?

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      @Tyler: Not if you’re in a keeper league or in a good position to wait it out. So the playoffs will start in 6 weeks which is the later end of his return timetable. I think you gotta stick it out and hope for the best if you’re a lock for playoffs, and especially so if you have a 1st round bye.

      If in redraft and you are at risk of missing the playoffs, cutting him for virtually anyone would be understandable. Just be aware that the top teams will likely put in a waiver for him, and that he could come back to hurt you in the playoffs.

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        @Tyler: @Ryan: Yeah I just don’t see how you could drop Griffin, even in desperate times. I’d try to trade to the #1 team if you need production in final playoff spot rather than drop and give him to one of those teams for free

  22. Wallaboutthebenjamin$ says:
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    In a 12 team 9 cat h2h league how do you feel about offering jae crowder and ariza for jimmy buckets? I’m really on the fence about this one let me know what you think thanks!

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      @Wallaboutthebenjamin$: Def would do it in a 12er, replacement level for the open spot wouldn’t be the worst player either, I’d much rather have buckets

      • WALLabouthtebenjamin$ says:
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        @JB Gilpin: lol I asked this question after he already accepted the trade for some peace of mind that I did the right thing thanks JB and most def Parson for the dirty 30 tonight thanks for input JB

  23. Jerry says:
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    Hey, JB! With Dragic set to return on Friday, I need to drop either Bazemore, Covington, or Elfrid Payton. Who should I drop? Thanks!

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      @Jerry: Yikes… I kinda wanna plead the fifth and have Dragic on INJ his first game back and assess then. If its 9 cat, Bazemore TO have been a little out of control lately, he might sadly be my cut, but tough call

  24. Dante Green says:
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    So I just dropped Sloan and made an speculative add on Portis after the news about Mirotic missing time until after ASB. Lol I mean Sloan hasn’t really wowed his owners and he’s still splitting time with Larkin so I guess that’s not a terrible move at all (unless the Bulls hate Portis as much as the Rockets despise Tjones and won’t play him lol).

    Other guys that I could’ve dropped for Portis were Archie (dropped Collison for him) and Adams (dropped Tjones). I can’t drop Adams bcoz I’m streaming that spot tonight for dem boards and swats, and obviously Goodwin is still a strong hold with him playing this good! So basically, Adams is my streamer. Archie and Bobby are short-term adds with the former probably going back to bench as soon as next week when Knight returns.

    I would love to flip both Bobby and Archie for better long value players. We all know that Archie’s run has an expiration date. Rotoworld keeps saying that Knight is a shutdown candidate but are we actually in the same page with them regarding that? Lol ROTOWORLD IS A JOKE. Anyway, here’s what I’m thinking:

    A) offer Goodwin for Schroder or Teague
    B) offer Portis for Agordon

    Out of all the young studs: Turner, WCS, Len, Jokic, Agordon, I like Agordon the best. But if you have other players in mind that I could flip Portis for (or Goodwin), you know I will heed your advice. Hah

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      @Dante Green:

      Argh Adams sucked! I was hoping for 8 boards and a coupla blocks from him. Anyway I dropped him for danny green! Lol and now I’m bugging Schroder’s owner! If he doesn’t budge I’m gonna offer Green for Agordon’s instead. You like that bud?

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        @Dante Green: Nope, all for it! I don’t think either Net PG is a must hold in 12ers. Yup Goodwin is a hold in that group for sure!

        Well, “shutdown” panics people, because it could be a month from now or with only a week left. It just depends on his health, I think if he’s healthy, he plays

        A – sure! Def Teague if you can get it
        B – yup I would want Gordon

        I might still Turner over Gordon right now, WCS has a nice skilset if you need stl, it’s all very close.

        Nice move, maybe Green gets it back together! Sure, yeah that’s a solid offer

  25. Tyler says:
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    cousins + kobe for mccollum + holiday

    which side would you take?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: I’ll stick with Cousins, with Kobe not a factor at all haha

  26. hanns says:
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    Goodwin ROS?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hanns: Will be bumpy. Might be unownable soon, but probably must own by end of season

  27. nont nontiskul says:
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    Hi Jb, Would you Horford or Klay Thompson going forward ?

    team 14ers roto

    Guards Smart, G.Hill, P. Bev

    Wings O Porter , Harden

    Bigs Horford, Vuc , Gobert , Len , WCS

    Sub; Portis, Goodwin, Jokic

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      @nont nontiskul: Probably Horford, it would need be a really 3ptm strapped team to take Thompson. You def have more big man depth than G and could use the 3s, but I think you need more value back

  28. nont nontiskul says:
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    bayless is also on the wire should i drop P bev for him ?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @nont nontiskul: Nahhhh I prob wouldnt

  29. Lasandro says:
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    Tyson’s been dropped. Should I claim him and drop WCS for the Obrds, %s and D stats? Or is his role a little too erratic? And on the topic of WCS: please explain to me why people keep saying that his success is directly tied to wether Gay is or isn’t on the court? Gay plays the 3. Hell, I’d imagine Stein would get more brds with Gay out there.

    Len came back down to earth, as is to be expected with the Suns showcasing Kieff and Leur about to return.

    D Booker is lookin so nice. UIf he contributed even the slightest bit of D stats, I’d consider dropping Teague’s scrub ass for him ha! Jeffy Boy scored well today, but had 2 ASTs with FIVE TOs. This guy is in an absolute rut. I compared him to both my Monta and Oladipo (players I grabbed off the wire) and their last 30day stats far outweigh Teague’s. It’s a bit of a joke really. I never drafted him thinking that he’d even come close to effecting my FG% negatively. Had I been fine with punting some %s, I woulda drafted Kemba first. As it turns out, this year’s Kemba is a far cry from the Kemba I owned last season, where I struggled for almost two months to trade his inefficient hiney. Hell, I even Tweeted you about it during my vacay in Bali, 2014! Hindsight’s a btch, but all those sweet PGs I passed up on to grab Teague SMH. Man I wish Jack hadn’t gone down – he was at least contributing some really good popcrn stats with fairly decent %s and a stl and occasional blk.

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      @JB Gilpin: Amidst my rant, I forgot to ask: with Miro now out til post-ASB, do you see Taj outplaying Le, WCS and Tyson for the afortmentioned categories?

      Ilya had a gross game today, but I can’t get passed him grabbing 8brs (4 offensive!) and a stl. Would he be a hold over a guy like Tucker? They both would contribute where I need (Tucker gets some decent O brds himself, but a little less than Ilya), but would it be safe to assume that PJ will get more 3s and stls, while Ilya more brds and pts? Or is one clearly a better asset than the other, in a vacuum?

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        @Lasandro: Yeah I dunno about the Gay thing either, seems WCS is locked in at 30 MPG.

        Hah oh yeah I remember! Kemba really turning it around… Sad you miss Jack with Teague thisssss bad haha.

        Nahhh, Taj doesn’t seem to change much with Miro out. Yeah I would hold Ily there. Just trust the role more, and the Sixers are playing small, so made sense StanJo got more mins last night. And yeah, holding over Tucker too, who knows how Suns will reshape everything.

  30. Kris says:
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    Hey JB,

    Yup no trades are happening so far. 18-team-league. We reset every year. It’s a weekly.

    Currently in 10th now. Losing hope LOL!

    J. Wall
    E. Fournier
    C. Joseph
    A. Wiggins
    T. Jones (Hou) (Big problem)
    C. Capela
    E. Kanter
    F. Kaminsky (Problem 2)
    A. Brooks (Problem 3)
    D. Green (Gsw)
    M. Plumlee (Bkn)
    E. Payton (Looking to trade this for Kristaps. But the other manager is holding Rondo already I don’t know if this will be a problem for the league.) HAHA!

    Seriously, can we have another check whom we can get for a trade? Yeah, no one wants to trade so I’m putting up J. Wall out there.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kris: Lammmmme, get people trading! Haha. Yeah you need bigs. Maybe Wall for a few elite bigs and hope Elfrid can put up a nice second half like last year to man PG stats would be nice

  31. Jerry says:
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    Thanks, JB! I’m not in a cat. league. I’m in a head to head points league. Would you still drop Bazemore or go with Elfrid as the drop? I have Ish, Steph and Dragic as my pg.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jerry: Hmmmm, might stick with Bazemore then, still close though…

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