The Razzball Hoops Pod is back, and now with more tools!  And by “more tools”, I don’t mean we got another Slim!  Hah, jk, Slim is a gentleman and a scholar.  Speaking of scholar, Rudy Gamble joins us today!  On today’s show, Slim and I catch up on an awful injury and other news from the past few nights, Rudy brings us up to speed with The Stocktonator – our own fantasy basketball FREE tool – then Slim and I preview tonight’s games and our 30-point challenge picks.  Now we have a machine to help our picks!  Then we of course wrap the week as always with a look at what we’ve been watching, and a Fantasy Movie League update.

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  1. Justin says:
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    9 cat h2h. Got offered horford and john wall for PAul George and turner. Which side do you prefer?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Justin: Hmmmmm, interesting. All comes down to AST, guess they have a surplus. If you need dimes as a main need I like it, otherwise… Meh, I mean it’s about even value

  2. Foreign Affairs says:
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    While I feel really bad for a young guy like Jabari getting hurt like that, it’s hard to not be alittle happy at how much this helps for my two playoff teams that drafted Middleton high and have been stashing him all season in hopes of getting something down the stretch.

    That Marquese Chriss trade was with the Kings
    Suns gave up Pick #13 and Pick#28 where the Kings took Georgios Papagiannis and Skal Labissiere along with the rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic which reportedly was who Vlade was all excited about getting because he watched him develop in their home country Serbia.

    I’d make a joke about the Kings being the worst but given what the Poppycockers are up to these days and the Mess being terrible and having no future giving up that #1 pick it’s hard to rag on the Kings to hard.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Foreign Affairs: Hah yeah, def will be a lot on Middleton’s shoulders post ASB when he’s healthy enough.

      Ahhhhh yup I remember that now. Wow, what an awful deal. I mean, it’s still a longgggg ways out from seeing how it ends up going.

      Hah yeah be one thing if Mess were tanking for a high lotto pick!

      • Foreign Affairs says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Theres a chance its not a terrible deal if Skal amounts to anything and Bogdan is good enough to be a rotation player but it’s not great, atleast it’s better then the Stauskas and picks for cap space trade with Philly lol.

        I do feel bad for Mess fans the teams bad Lopez has one year left on his contract after this season and I looked up there picks and the only picks they own in the next three drafts are pick 25 and 55 in 2017 right now and then no picks in 2018 and then their 1st in 2019. I don’t see how they get anyone still is an active fan of that team.

        Oh im trying to close that gap in the movie league to before the season ends, that was me jumping to the win last week thanks to fluctuating estimates lol wasn’t a big win but i’ll take the 7 mil I closed the gap on, I feel like this might be a big week for someone though with all those new releases.

      • Foreign Affairs says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Oh and Wiggins for 30 think the Pellies Easy D lol and Lavine Usage will get him there.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Foreign Affairs: Hah true, won’t ever get that bad…

          Hahaha wooooowwwww…. That’s so bad! Dare I say, so Messy 🙂

          Oh nice, yeah big win for you man! Yeah I think there’s gonna be a lot of variance this week. Wiggy it is!

  3. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I’m going with Paul George for 30.

  4. Niko-Cola Kevin says:
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    Steph Curry for 30

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Niko-Cola Kevin: You, me, and the stocktonator, sitting in a tree! Although I’d bet the Stocktonator would fall out of the tree, too heavy…

  5. NameNotFound says:
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    Hey JB! Who’d you rather have? Monroe, A Gordon, RoLo, Noel, Zeller, JaMychal Green, Aminu? Or hold Harkless?

    Thanks!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @NameNotFound: Yeah nice D stats from Harkless, but kinda a minutes disappointment… All of these guys are in that same range, I kinda like J-Mike and Rolo right now, but if you can stream, I’d be swapping those out alllll the time

  6. Dante Green says:
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    I’m officially giving up on my plan of moving Schroder. No one seems to want him. The guy is playing well but I really do not need his effin dimes anymore. I guess I need to pick up a guy who would be a compliment to his game and the better guards on our wire are Jrich and Brogdon. I would pick up one of em–leaning towards Brogdon for his dimes solely–on Sat. God I hate my leaguemates.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Damn, yeah Schroder is really getting into his groove! Surprised no interest… Yeah sounds like a plan to go Broggy Bear for now 🙂

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Yeah but who should I drop? Tjones, Parsons, Zubac, Willy H? I’m focusing on big man build and just wants an upgrade on assists (now that Schroder is staying) and prolly steals.

        (team recap)
        G — McCollum, Schroder, Hayward
        F — Crowder, Harris, Parsons, Jones
        C — Towns, Jokic, Zubac, Willy H

        I’m thinking Tjones? I know Parsons should be in the discussion but I’ll be needing his 3PM (if he can fix it). Tjones has been playing well but of all the bigs on my squad he’s the only guy who shoots awfully on the free throw line and I’m not punting FT. What do you think bud?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Dante Green: Yeah agree, I still think Tjones has some up and down risk too… I like that move, but might be too late :/

          • Dante Green says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            My 3 dollar bid on Brogdon lost out but I did place a dollar on Jrich and I got him successfully. I know he’ll be out until after ASB so that’ll give him more than enough rest to heal up. I will need him to get back to his pre-injury form though.

            Man, that Nurkic trade was indeed a surprise, caught everyone off guard for sure. I would love to land him on Wed but I only got 42 dollars left on my budget and two guys in my league still have 90 and 78 left on theirs. I don’t even wanna try but even if I place a 30 dollar bid on Nurk I don’t think it’ll win. Good thing that I loaded up on bigs these past couple of weeks (Zubac and Willy), both players are better FT shooters than Nurk which fits my team build.

            I’m now gonna insert Jrich on the IR slot, leaving my team a roster spot short. Would you make a grab on Chriss?

          • Dante Green says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Would you do Ish Smith? Or stash Dunn?

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Dante Green: Yeah hopefully ASB rest will be enough to rejuvenate a nice second half from JRich. A little scary they’ve been so good without him tho… Might have to fight for 30+ minutes for a little while.

              Wow, yeah with the uncertainty still there in role, I agree that’s too pricy on Nurk. def feel good with Willy, he looked GREAT yesterday! And you know I like my Zubac 🙂

              I’d prefer to stash Chriss still over Dunn or getting Ish

              • Dante Green says:
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                @JB Gilpin:

                Didn’t he have a nice 3-4 game stretch before suffering the ankle injury? I really hope he gets back to that kind of production. I need him to because Parsons is trash and I’m dropping him as soon as possible! How about Beasley, Nance, or Len?

                HORRENDOUS SHOOTING NIGHT FOR MY SQUAD:
                Hayward – 2/12
                Crowder – 3/9
                Harris – 3/11

                Jesus.

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                @JB Gilpin:

                Both CJ and Dennis are shooting 16/42 right now and is headed into OT. Oh God

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                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Dante Green: Oh yeah, he was looking good, but Heat are looking great (minus losing past 2) lately. Hah damn that’s some rough shooting!

                  Ummm, Beasley I think is more a band aid, once Middleton is fully back, he should be taking a lot of those shots. Plus Greek was mad cold last night. I’d still be OK getting him for Parsons or JRich if you need to win now

  7. Connor says:
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    I’ll go with Jokic for 30

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: Whoa, bold, I like it!

  8. Scott says:
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    Kaminsky or Speights?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: I’ll take Kaminsky, trust the minutes more

  9. Lasandro says:
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    The last time LAST played the Pels back in November he went 4/11. Over the last 11 games he’s at 27ppg. I feel like either he or Jrue are gonna explode in this one but I’m going feline for 30!

    Loved the Talented Mr Ripley jokes between you and Rudy. He’s a charmer – should get him on the segments when you and Slim discuss flicks. Speaking of, I’m gonna be watching Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea this weekend. Maybe the Lego Batman movie too. All while vacationing in Phuket here in Thailand 👌🏾

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Was that an autocorrect of “KAT” to “LAST”?? Haha. Hah yeah Rudy is a boss, been awesome getting our own tool off the ground. Damn, sounds like a baller vacation! Speaking of “LAST”, in LOST, there’s an episode in Phuket!

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: haha it’s this bloody new Google pixel phone!! But yes, the catty KAT please. You’ve seen what he’s been doing of late yeah? Starting to justify your rank. I’d still sell him in REAL if the right piece came along – shed some of his cost off my squad.

      Holy hell you’re right!!! Man, I was just talking about rewatching that show.. I wanna be Desmond. You can be Kate.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Yeah man, really putting it together! But yeah, he’s pricy in REL…

        NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Desmond is MINE! He’s totally my favorite!

  10. Shahed says:
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    Going with Carmelo for 30 against Nuggets

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shahed: Revenge game, I like it! Let’s see if they can win a game while being in this fiasco…

  11. The Gintern says:
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    Damn, was hoping to break my copying streak, but MuppetManiac beat me to the punch! It’s been working, though, so I’m gonna go Paul George as well. Was tempted by BroLo too, feel like he’ll be jacking up 3s going against Hassan…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Gintern: Hah yeah both Brolo and PG make sense… Good luck tonight!

  12. miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey, can’t wait to listen to the podcast to see what that quote is all about.

    In search of boards…drop Yogi or Zubac for Trever Booker or JM Green?

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      @miles proudfoot: out of these possible trades, any that you wouldn’t do…
      My Baze and Yogi/Zubac for his Vuc, Gortat,Adams,
      TChandler, TThompson, JRandle

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @miles proudfoot: Hahaha glad the quote is an interesting one! Yeah I’m good not owning Yogi if need boards, would get a hot Booker, but Green is really close.

        So any of the first 3 guys, and any of the second 3 guys? I think if you got any of Vuc/Gort/Adams, you’d be winning

        • miles proudfoot says:
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          @JB Gilpin: is “a hot booker” on urbandictionary.com yet?

          Thanks, real helpful!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @miles proudfoot: Haha it should be! Term for a hot librarian haha

  13. John says:
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    I am polling all commentators and testing your patience for sure as I know you love Myles. He just seems to be flat lately. Rankings say do this deal but Adams killing it since Kantar injury. I fear losing boards. Horford and Goose not doing much on the glass.Maybe I just am fearful of breaking up my first place team??
    The latest Beal offer is this..,,,
    1. I get Beal and Myles. I trade Adams and Porter.
    2. I get Beal, Turner, PBev, Booker. He gets Adams, Porter, G Harris and I drop Mudiay. You already said to do this one but wondering compared to deal #1?
    PBev percentages spook me but here is my team:
    Lowry, RJax, Smart, Mudiay
    Leonard, Porter, J Johnson, G Harris
    KAT, Jokic, Horford, Poison Goose, Adams
    Streamer: Ish but holding due to SVG minutes to RJax and potential trade???
    IR: CP3. Gotta get him back!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @John: Hah yeah Myles is my lover! Well he did have bronchitis I think…? Maybe he just was getting through that… Adams is looking good, but I would do #1. Meh, I mean, no big difference between that one and #2. I think I like em both, I would still do either! Kinda leaning #2, but close

  14. Viz

    Viz says:
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    Give me BroLo for 30, whiteside isn’t going to the 3 point line!

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      @Viz: nailed it! With a massive 0 points to spare

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Viz: Noice! Damn, coulda gone way over too if he didnt miss some FT or make only the one trey haha

  15. james says:
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    Any idea if through Yahoo h2h leagues, for this upcoming week, if you can set your team twice.(since its 2 weeks combined thru all star break) No mention of it on the league notes. Just wondering if anyone has any insight?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @james: Well I remember in the Yahoo F&F league that you COULD change over the final 10-day final. We got pissed bc we didn’t know that, and stupid Chris Liss made pickups and changes. We still prob woulda lost tho… Not positive for your league/a reg season week tho

      • james says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Thanks. Could have sworn I saw a blurb about setting it twice when the notes were released a week ago, but then Yahoo took it down, and released a new one with less information. OLnyk’s already gone, so no need to run the dice for this first week… I’ll be aware for any 3 game slates in the second week tho.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @james: Yeah Yahoo isn’t the clearest with a lot of settings haha

  16. Trade says:
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    In an auction keeper, my Kanter and Elfrid for his Gortat? Elfrid can be kept really cheap, Kanter fairly cheap, Gortat a bit more but the move is mostly for this year. What do you think? Thanks!

    • Trade says:
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      @Trade: I should probably note my team needs rebounds, FG%, and blocks, thanks again

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Trade: Hmmmmm. i really like Elfrid, but dayum it’s going down with Fournier back… I think if you’re a strong contender right now, I’m OK with it, might see if you can get a little sweetener too

        • Trade says:
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          @JB Gilpin: thanks, much appreciated, I’m a bit on the fence.

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Trade: Yeah it’s a toughie, it’s really close

  17. whatcha think? says:
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    Would you pick up NURKIC asap in a daily 9 cat league 3 bench spots no IR 4 add drops a week. drop cj miles or matt barnes for him? I also have mason Plumlee and I’m hoping he doesn’t tank. I’m In 8 th and lack at rebounds, points, 3’s, FG. Thx for the help and info as always !!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @whatcha think?: Yup I think I would add him for Miles. I know 3s are a need, but he’s so up and down. Really excited to see what Nurk can do in POR

  18. Harden says:
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    I think my first comment got deleted, sorry if you’re seeing this twice. I had a trading partner ask about Harden. I need a big jump in FG% and rebounds to win, but currently in the race for first. I was offered some combination (probably two) of D. Jordan, Gortat, Hayward, Embiid, but likely wouldn’t be interested in Embiid because of injury. Any way you move Harden and do this? Harden can’t be kept, Gortat probably the only one of the three who can. Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Harden: Sorry about that! Yeah our spam filter has been a little wonky lately, but now that one has gone through, should be smooth sailing for future comments 🙂

      Yeah Embiid with a defined injury now is a little scary. Guessing roto league, right? Tough to get DeAndre even with the FT volume you’ve put together with Harden. Meh, Gortat as a keeper isn’t sexy enough to do that, I think Harden could bring more than the mix of those guys on that team

      • Basketball says:
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        @JB Gilpin: No worries, thanks! Yeah, I’m looking at Hayward to balance out the FT% with Gortat or DeAndre (and keep my TOs in check), but it may just be too big a hit on positive counting stats. And yep, auction roto league.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Basketball: If Gortat was younger and maybe a keeper, i think I might be all for it. I dunno if DJ’s low volume FG% will be enough to swing much though… I would put Harden on the block and see what other owners would be willing to offer.

          • Basketball says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Agreed, part of the problem for me is the other owner views Gortat as a keeper at his price and already turned down a pretty good offer for him alone. I was offered Hayward and Gortat for Harden, I’m tempted and can take an assist hit, but leaning against it.

            Unfortunately the way our league is set up with a salary cap it’s very unlikely anyone else would be interested in Harden- he can’t be kept at his price and everyone else still in the running doesn’t have nearly enough space.

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Basketball: Ahhhh, yeah sal cap can make things tricky vs a normal keeper where you can own as much $$ during the year, just have to whittle it down later. Knowing that, man yeah it’s tempting since not much else can happen. Where is that opponent compared to you? Like if he is close to you and stands to make 3-4 points in Pts/3s/Ast, I would hold off. But if he’s far off in those, and close in TO and gonna take a hit there, then it would be solid

              • Basketball says:
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                @JB Gilpin: That’s the good thing here, his team is unlikely to come back and can’t realistically pass me in any counting stats. He’s not going to help me by getting more TOs, but it’s unlikely he’ll help anyone else fighting for first either. Maybe I’ll do it, I’m almost at the top of the total roto points I can realistically get and it’s not going to be enough. Thanks again for the quick responses! It’s very helpful to bounce this off of someone.

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Basketball: If it gives you a better chance to win and doesn’t help competition, I would say always go for it! You’ve sold me on the deal 🙂 Any time man, what we do!

  19. Big Baby's Lovechild says:
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    Great pod, thanks for the listen and also for the mention in the RCL discussion.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Big Baby’s Lovechild: Thanks for listening man! Yeah you’re killing it right now, def deserved some love for spanking me haha

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