JB is on cloud 9 for the Podcast today!  I feel a little weird talking about myself in the third person, but it’s hard not to sometimes in the Podcast descriptions!  On today’s show, we recap big weekends from Eric Bledsoe, Joel EMBIIIIIID and Darren Collison.  After a drama/fisticuffs edition of Can We Make Slim Look Stupid, we then preview tonight’s games with our 30-point challenge picks.

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  1. Henry says:
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    Hi JB,

    Just had a trade to get Curry and Oladipo for my Jokic+beal+crowder…do you like the deal? My big man are a bit crowded since I am doing a ft punt. Let me know your thoughts and hope I am not losing too much in the deal.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Henry: Yo! Yeah I think unless it’s a super deep league, you take that. you get best in deal, and Dipo is playing a little better

  2. Mak says:
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    can you evaluate these trades for a 9 cat h2h league. my team is: steph, kemba, lowry, schroder, payton, hassan, tobias, wade, gobert, waiters, crowder, noel, gorgui.

    my hassan and lowry for his lillard and porzingis. (im trying to do kemba instead but he wants lowry)
    hassan and kemba for ibaka and PG.
    my steph and lowry for his giannis and lillard.

    What you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mak: 1. Whew, very close. I think I trust Porzingis to finish stronger than Hassan though. Narrowly like it. 2. Also close. Leaning pass on this one though. 3. Yeah I like this one. Giannis>Steph, and the PG swap isn’t a huge change.

      • Mak says:
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        @JB Gilpin: so should I pull the trigger on the steph Lowry one or the hassan Lowry for dame and zinger? Haha so hard to pick

      • Mak says:
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        @JB Gilpin: which trAde makes my team stronger?

      • Mak says:
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        @JB Gilpin: or should I just hold my squad?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Mak:: Yeah you don’t really need blocks, so I think #1 might make the most sense since you have a rock in Gobert in C

  3. Fitz says:
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    Hey man! I have a rag-n-tag team in my 16-team H2h super competitive league due to season ending injuries of some of my players. I’m currently in 12th place and I’m looking to make a push for the playoffs. Who should I drop when E. Mudiay gets back from his injury? Here’s my team:

    P. George
    P. Millsap
    G. Dragic
    N. Noel
    D. Collison
    T. Chandler
    C. Parsons
    D. Powell
    C. Lavert
    M. Chriss
    R. Felton
    S. Dekker
    W. Hernangomez

    Thanks a lot man! Looking forward to hearing from you.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fitz: Got ya on yesterday’s post, more like Wily HernanGONEmez

      • Fitz says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Awesome stuff as usual man! I was able to see your answer there too. Haha never-say-die! It’s not over until you stop churning out content. Haha here’s to the push! Thanks again buddy!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Fitz: Hah well hopefully I’m doing this for many many more years and it never ends!

  4. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I’m going with Kyle Lowry for 30.

  5. Shahed says:
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    Give me Kemba for 30, went with Kyrie last time, got 28, brutal!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shahed: Hah yeah the 28/29 point games are killer!

  6. Peter says:
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    currently sitting at first place in my 9cat 10 team h2h league
    Would you trade Thad Young for D.Waiters and A.Rivers?
    cp3 is in my IL spot and im dominating in steals so i figure it wouldn’t hurt me too much considering thads lack of contribution in other cats.

    Also would you say its time to start focusing on 5 or 6 specific cats at this point in the season yet? Thanks in advance!

    My team
    Kawhi Leonard SA – SG,SF

    Seth Curry Dal – PG,SG

    Kevin Durant GS – SF,PF

    Terrence Jones NO – SF,PF

    Al-Farouq Aminu Por – SF,PF

    Jameer Nelson Den – PG

    Ivica Zubac LAL – C

    Thaddeus Young Ind – SF,PF

    Rudy Gobert Uta – C

    Avery Bradley Bos – PG,SG

    Caris LeVert Bkn – SG,SF

    Kelly Olynyk Bos – C

    Jeff Teague Ind – PG

    Derrick Favors Uta – PF,C

    IL: Chris Paul LAC – PG

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Peter: Ohhhhh, hah I saw you post this without the question on yesterday’s 🙂

      Yeah I can see why you’re in first! Sure, I’m good with that deal given you don’t need 3s much and Thad is pretty low end. And you have a guy or two you can drop. Ummmm, it’s getting close to that approach, I def would recommend being sure you lock up a bye week for the playoffs (if your league has byes) first.

  7. Shahed says:
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    Yo JB,

    Standard 9 Cat, 12 team, H2H

    James Johnson is available, dro any of my guys for him?

    My Roster:
    G: Harden, McCollum, DeRozan, Rose, G Harris, Brogdon, Rivers
    F: Marvin, Ilyasova
    C: Howard, Adams, Zubac, Noel
    IL: Zeller, Lin

    Also is Noel a hold, or drop him when Zeller is back. And, any weaknesses in my team?

    Thanks.

    • Shahed says:
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      @Shahed:
      Lawson, Delly, Evan Turner, Jennings, Courtney Lee, Nogueira, Booker, Seth, Warren, Josh Richardson available,

      Thanks,

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Shahed: Oh yeah, def get Johnson, prob losing Brogdon I think? You have a lot of guards, and Johnson is prob pretty close in AST a lot of the time anyway. Noel is probably a cut if he loses mins again.

  8. Lasandro says:
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    Thanks for shouting me out, you sweetheart, but that wasn’t me who championed RoCo. Went back to the article and see that it was @Threekola who squired his love for Sir Covington.

    Well, a sad sad day for us TyJo lovers. Doesn’t seem like he’s gonna be 10er owneable going forward. Dion has Wally Pipped him, and rightfully so. Wish I grabbed him instead of Harris’ scrub ass last week. I grabbed TyJo but watched that game and, as much as rust was to be expected, the minutes just aren’t going to be there if Dragic and Waiters play well on any given night. James is DEFINITELY the Johnson to own absolutely everywhere.

    I just scooped up Jennings for TyJo – his averages as a starter are bloody nice! Hoping Rose misses at least the next 3 games so we get a nice run. I can afford the low FG%, as I own Dieng, KAT, Otto etc. I need something similar to what TyJo was giving me B.D. (Before Dion).

    Meanwhile, am I selling high on Jrue and Crowder, or just dropping to my knees in anticipation of roto-golden showers (“roto gold” is prob a better term)? Do I package these guys to land someone in the 2nd or late 1st round, a la Wall, DMC? Tried for Bled, but his owner ain’t a fan of Jrue. Crowder is so damn dependable right now. I don’t think that even Avery’s return would hurt him too much (perhaps won’t be scoring 18-20 ppg, but surely mid teens with those elite 3s. MAN I wish he stole the ball more. Imagine if dude’s steals were at 1.9 like last year? Woah.

    My league counts Obrds and it’s the one stat (outside of scoring) that I’m in need of help with. Zeller being out for CHA has hit me hard because dude gets around 3 per, which is elite. I own Capela but am now a little concerned about this three-pronged C rotation D’Antoni has, despite him saying that Clint is the starter moving forward. So many bigs on the wire, al la Zubac, Willy, O’Quinn, RoLo, Noah (both these guys are BEASTS on the Obrds). Do I add any of these guys for Capela? Blocks aren’t an inherent need as I’m 2nd in that cat. RoLo was owneable for a majority of the season before his recent slump. Please rank if you can.

    KAT’s season slash is currently 23/11.9/3.1/0.6/1.5, with .505/.810/.337 on 1.2 3s. Top 10 for ya, now? I’ve owned him only for the month of January. Fun.

    I’ll go Lowry for 30, though I’ll be rooting for Jrue to give it to him. Should be a sweet matchup between those two. Oh and give me CLee over that bum Harris in the scoring challenge!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Hah, I corrected this immense injustice in the daily notes this morning… Sorry precious! 🙂

      Well, TyJo was still usable when J Rich was getting big minutes! I would think they “could” play Waiters at some 3. I’m not giving up yet, twas one game coming off injury. That said, his upside for a 10er… Bleh. Agree, Def want neck-tat Johnson.

      I like Crowder to take a nice golden shower on ya, he was like this the majority of last year too. I would be OK shopping Jrue though. And yeah, if you could get Wall or DMC, that would be a big win.

      Well, Nene gonna get his DNPs and when he does play a lot, looks like Harrell is outside looking in, so I still like Capela. I’d hold over that crowd.

      Yeah I can bet KAT has been a beast!

      Lowry it is! And glad to see someone is with me on the C Lee train!

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: what did I tell ya about this game! Jrue and Lowry going at each other. Like Threekola championed RoCo, I’m gonna have to do so for Jrue – look at what the man has been doing of late!

      Looking forward to seeing the updated 30pt challenge spread 😉

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Yeah man, that was a great call on Lowry! Been on fire. Didn’t think we knew DeRozan would be out again when we recorded or he woulda been a call for one of us too I think. Hah, yeah I need to update it today!

  9. Niko-Cola Kevin says:
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    Lowry is hot, he’s going for 30 tonight!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Niko-Cola Kevin: Man, a lot of Lowry tonight! Maybe one of us shoulda gone that way!

  10. Connor says:
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    Kemba got it for me last time. Kemba again!

    • Connor says:
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      @Connor: and put me down as a member of team Slim Harris!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Connor: Booooo, you went with Slim’s pick and went Harris, I am 100% against Connor now! Haha

  11. miles proudfoot says:
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    I need to drop some players to make room for injuries and picking up better players from the wire, so would like to condense to a better player i possible. What do you think of these trade offers..

    My Matthews and GHarris for his Porter.
    Matthews and GHarris for Ariza.
    Matthews and Reke for Ariza.
    Matthews and Harris for Plumlee.

    Thanks!

    • miles proudfoot says:
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      @miles proudfoot: also, the league with no percents and not focusing on 3s and points, would like to pick up Randle. Is Zubac, Baze, Brogdon, Capela a drop for him? Thinking Zubac or Broggy. Thanks!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @miles proudfoot: 1. Absolutely! 2. Sure, not as in love as Porter. 3. same, like it! 4. Mehhhhh. I don’t like Plum’s ups and downs.

        Oh yeah, Randle should be fun, I’m good losing Broggy Bear too

        • miles proudfoot says:
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          @JB Gilpin: blah, no dice on anything. One last one, but don’t even think it’s worth it. My Matthews, Harris, and Reke for Plumlee and Randle. 10 team large teams standard 9 cat. Free throw punt build.

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @miles proudfoot: Hmmmm, it’s a little intriguing… Would fit your mold. If you can afford to lose some 3s/stls I’d be OK with it

  12. giantsFTW says:
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    Gimme some Wall for the 30p against my poppycockers. Last time he got 29…

    And on the other side, C.Lee will torch Slims boyfriend.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @giantsFTW: Nice, I like it! And hell yeah, team C Lee!!!

  13. Pbomb says:
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    I’ll go with wall for the 30-point challenge and harris for the halfpoint. Sorry jb. 🙂

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pbomb: Ugh, why couldn’t you come join me on team C Lee?!?! Haha, good to see it’s about split thus far though

  14. The Gintern says:
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    I’m gonna go Carmelo for 30, which means I gotta take Gary for the half point since Carmelo will be doing all the Knicks’ scoring

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Gintern: 1/2 a point is more than I got! Melo got close to getting you 1.5!

  15. Irk No D Nowitzki says:
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    Exactly like The Gintern for me. Melodrama for 30 and Harris way over (2pts i’d say) your boy C Lee !!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Irk No D Nowitzki: Hah, when did C Lee become my boy?! Hah yeah, that didn’t go well…

  16. Dusty says:
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    Danillio Gallinario for 30. Somebody has to score in that game.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dusty: turns out it was a resurgent Wilson Chandler who did the scoring!

  17. Slim

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    Bwahahahahaha.. 5 for Lee and 17 for Harris. Stick a fork in CLee, he’s done! Nice little stat line for Gary – .545/1.000/3/17/4/4/4/0/4.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: I think I still won the bet, on principle 🙂

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