JB & Slim talk Yahoo’s re-ranks and changes to the FantasyPros consensus, recap preseason action including this morning’s Hornets game, and lay out the rest of Razzball Basketball’s preseason content.

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  1. Samsonite says:
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    Hey razz-gang,
    first of all great work, 2 pods in 2 days?! its like christmas!
    the amount of content you guys spit out and the questions you respond to is phenomenal, especially when you’re not on the big bucks there! so if anyone has a go at your lack of effort please just ignore them and know that the other 99% of us razz-lovers out there appreciate it.

    like everyone i would just like some quick thoughts on my team. 12 team roto league, 9 cat with auction draft.
    westbrook, millsap, lawson, m gasol, jrue, gay, favors, markieff, k-martin, tobias, sanders, r-jax and draymond.

    it looks like a strong team, but also a few brittle bones in there im depending on.
    henson is on waivers, but would you agree sanders is looking more promising this season?

    appreciate it fellas

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Samsonite: Thanks man! We definitely try!

      Whew, love the heavy PG! Yeah Jrue and Lawson have some concerns, but I like both. Markieff and K-Mart to drop in some treys late. Sanders to help with the blocks, very very very strong. Wow, yeah having trouble figuring out who to drop for Henson… I think I have Sanders higher, at least I should, and yeah agree he’s the guy to own. He really need to pan out to shore up blocks, but I think he’ll be fine there. Awesome draft! All guys in my top 95 or so.

      • Samsonite says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks JB. Yeah I’m relying on sanders sanity to help me in blocks…..has it come to that already?! Haha good luck with your teams dude

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Samsonite: Just keep out of the nightclubs, at least away from the spraying champagne bottles! You too man!

    • unclebernie420 says:
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      Podcast is pretty sick. However first time I went on the site because I wanted to see what people had to say to the infamous scott guy. Thought that was fairly bush just because he did have a decent point. He was your top ranked player. But anyways thought it was funny at some of the stuff people were saying. The use of the word rattled was the exact word to describe you for having everyone make fun of one of your readers.

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @unclebernie420: I didn’t “have” anyone do anything, it’s a free country 🙂 Thanks for listening! I’m now gonna use rattled in articles through the year, i.e. “Jeff Green shot 2-10 again, must be rattled!”

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @unclebernie420: I enjoyed the feedback. A couple of people really had fun with it and if we aren’t having fun then really what are we doing here? I didn’t have a problem with his point but to insinuate that we aren’t working hard enough because we didn’t appease him came off feeling a little entitled. Bringing money into the equation didn’t help especially considering he didn’t chip in anything to this imaginary budget. I put more hours into this than I do my job and I think I ask for very little, if anything, in return.

        Rattled is a fine description, my 1st reaction was that the time I do put in isn’t enough for Scott and who knows who else so why am I putting so much time into it? It’s this community, these people I now call my friends, that keeps me going and if someone negatively effects my desire to do this then I know now I can rely on everyone to pump me up and get me excited about whatever comes next. It’s a good feeling and I am very grateful to everyone for all the nice things they say about us.

        • unclebernie420 says:
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          @Slim: this is for you and JB… come on lol you gotta admit the only reason people were coming at him like that was because you guys called him out. im all for a little shit talking and having fun but the guy obv relies on you for fantasy advice and he just wanted, im assuming, a new rank for KD since he will no longer most likely be a first round player

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @unclebernie420: At least 1/3 of those came before the Pod aired.

            If he truly relied on our fantasy advice, there is a very easy way to communicate with us, just like you’re doing now. And I had discussed before he commented in prior comments. Instead of his remarks, could’ve asked “where is KD now with this news?” If we really wanted to be like every other fantasy site, we could use the 2ish extra hours (at least) we spend answering comments writing more updates and just turn comments off.

          • Slim

            Slim says:
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            @unclebernie420: This is true. It just came off abrasive to me. It wasn’t asking what Durants new rank was. It was merely telling us he didn’t think we were working hard enough. But I think it’s over now. No need to beleaguer the point. If Scott posts again I will more than happily answer it to the best of my ability.

            I am really grateful for all the positive comments though. Maybe I’m a little insecure, well I’m always insecure about my writing, but the positive feedback is very much my fuel.

  2. CTMN says:
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    Stauskas isn’t so terrible! Just McLemore. But I agree, Collison and Sessions will be solid, especially Collison at that value (I was never getting him before). Elfrid and Isaiah will be interesting picks now. But they killed so many guys…at least I can still get Henson (who moved from 177 to 144) and McDaniels (who as you mentioned, moved from 600+ to 156).

    • Slim

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      @CTMN: I already forgot what I said but yeah Stauskus is a nice player. He’s adjusting well. The problem is more with his role since it looks like Sessions and Collison are going to be able to play together.

      All 3 of those PGs are great value at those ranks but that doesnt mean they wont all get drafted earlier. I’d be very nervous thinking I could wait till the 8th to get my 3rd PG.

      • CTMN says:
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        @Slim: I’d probably want them as my 4th PG actually. I feel like my friends are def gonna sleep on Elfrid, maybe not Collison though. Dragic at 39 is awesome though, if I can’t get Lowry, Dragic is definitely a great backup plan for me. I’m hoping I can grab maybe Dragic, Holiday, one of the 70s type guys, Payton, and Knight for PGs. Knight is really more of a SG so I don’t think it’ll be too much. If I get that trade done for 12 and 13, I could get maybe Wall-Cousins-Millsap-Dragic to start, then follow it with something like Jrue-Favors. Ariza and Faried got moved up so even the kinda-sleepers will be gone by 72.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @CTMN: Yeah, I meant more McLemore, it was more an indictment of Stauskas not differentiating himself like I think he could in preseason. And with Sessions playing combo gaurds with Colly, not looking good.

          Agree, Dragic at 39 is crazy. I guess Bledsoe resigning had them change their minds? Dunno. Wreaking havoc on my draft plans!

  3. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Haven’t had a chance to listen to this yet but, I was just going to check something in your rankings and as soon as the page loaded I was shocked. I remember Razzball Basketball from a couple years ago, I believe around when JB came along, and this never would have happened in a million years then. You guys have over 600 comments on that post! Wow! That’s Razzball Baseball territory there, and not just the lower tier stuff either. Anyways, a very big congrats to Slim and JB here! As someone who’s been here a few years its night and day from those days, you know where RCLs had inconsistent settings for example, and its so good to see cause you guys do damn good work!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Yessir, it’s been awesome! I will mention it’s a little skewed, it’s been a constantly-updated post as the ranks came out and through re-ranks 🙂 But is great to see everyone and give our thoughts!

      Haha poor ol former RCLs, it’s good to see those grow too! Thanks again!

  4. DK says:
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    Just finished the Emasculating Hoops Lozenges 2 RCL draft at 6am!!! I woke up 5.30 specifically for this. Here’s my draft results. How’s it look?

    1. (4) Kevin Durant (OKC – SF,PF)
    2. (21) Chris Bosh (Mia – PF,C)
    3. (28) Ty Lawson (Den – PG)
    4. (45) Jrue Holiday (NO – PG)
    5. (52) Nerlens Noel (Phi – PF,C)
    6. (69) Robin Lopez (Por – C)
    7. (76) Tony Parker (SA – PG)
    8. (93) Isaiah Thomas (Pho – PG)
    9. (100) Taj Gibson (Chi – PF,C)
    10. (117) DeMarre Carroll (Atl – SF,PF)
    11. (124) Matt Barnes (LAC – SF)
    12. (141) J.R. Smith (NY – SG,SF)
    13. (148) C.J. Miles (Ind – SG,SF)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DK: Love the dedication! And love seeing IT2 fall to you!

      Great Taj pick, but even with him, think you’re a little low in blocks and boards. Bosh should go up, but even Noel next to RoLo aren’t great boarders. Did Dieng or Henson make it to waivers? Probably not at all these days… But one of them late would’ve been nice. If DeMarre/Barnes start hot, I might try to move for a big. Nice job getting threes late and in the 2nd half and for the playoffs, you’re gonna be a favorite with KD!

      • Sam from Team: What Would Jrue Do? says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        hahaha there you are brother

        just finished the same draft and im feeling much better about my team;

        Breaking Batum
        1. (7) Russell Westbrook (OKC – PG)
        2. (18) Paul Millsap (Atl – PF,C)
        3. (31) Nikola Vucevic (Orl – PF,C)
        4. (42) Monta Ellis (Dal – PG,SG)
        5. (55) Wesley Matthews (Por – SG,SF)
        6. (66) Jose Calderon (NY – PG)
        7. (79) Terrence Jones (Hou – SF,PF)
        8. (90) Reggie Jackson (OKC – PG,SG)
        9. (103) Arron Afflalo (Den – SG,SF)
        10. (114) Spencer Hawes (LAC – PF,C)
        11. (127) Mario Chalmers (Mia – PG)
        12. (138) Enes Kanter (Uta – C)
        13. (151) Omer Asik (NO – PF,C)

        compare and contrast. look at that crazy value in the last 6 to 7 picks

      • DK says:
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        @JB Gilpin: You are good. My eyes aren’t that trained to notice I lack rebounds. I knew I should’ve taken another rebounder but I am already heavy at PF/C position. Any trade recommendations?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @DK: I’m not big on Parker, but he fell to you at enough value and I think right around where I have him ranked. Maybe him for another big man? David West? But I dunno if he helps enough in blocks… It’s a little risky and should work, but Larry Sanders could fit awesome – but like I said it’s a risk.

          • DK says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Yeah I took Parker cos I needed a PG then. And it further solidifies my FG and FT. No chance for Dieng or Henson. RCL drafters are brutal. If I move Parker I seem to be lacking in assists that I need to make up for.

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @DK: Good point, yeah I think just roll with what you have for right now, and look to make a trade to someone starting slow at some point with a cat you are winning by a lot early on

              • DK says:
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                @JB Gilpin: I wonder if I should’ve drafted Gortat instead of Noel and my rebounds would be much better. Not sure if I am giving up too many blocks though.

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                  @DK: those guys are very close for me, I have Noel higher for the upside and steals along with the blocks. You’d better boards a little, but yeah, I’d keep Noel for da swats

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                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Sam from Breaking Batum: Audacious? Nope. It’s mart. Completely disagree with you man, it’s not forfeiting at all, it means he’s gonna win the playoffs if he makes it there. Risky? Sure.

                  Haha preciate that there’s some good early smack goin’ down though. Cheerin for you @DK: in week 11!

                  • Zar says:
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                    @JB Gilpin: I got @DK in week 1!!! I suppose I will attempt to lay the smackdown early 🙂 Maybe I’ll trade him Deng after week 1…

                    • JB Gilpin

                      JB Gilpin says:
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                      @Zar: Haha, lets do this DK, let’s get that title!

                    • DK says:
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                      @Zar: Let’s do this! You better beat in this first week to show if you are all talk or for real. Hahaha. I have JB supporting, go go!

                      See you at week 11 Batum. Who knows I would have gotten a big then.

      • CA says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Same Draft with the #1
        1. AD
        24. Horford
        25. Dragic
        48. Parsons
        49. Hayward
        72. J. Butler
        73. Sanders
        96. Monroe
        97. Payton
        120. Burke
        121. Olynyk
        144. Mi Plumlee
        145. Porter Jr.
        Any thoughts for my squad?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sam from Team: What Would Jrue Do?: Ah, sorry man, bouncing between posts too much 🙂 I see your other one but got ya here.

      Yeah i really like all your picks relative to value. Only one I don’t like is Chalmers who is a little banged up and looks like losing minutes to Norris Cole. He could be one of the first you drop. I think you have a surplus of boards and a tad light on dimes. Asik and Kanter should crush the glass and you’ve already got Vuc to get dub-dubs every night too. But I should mention, I always forget Ellis is closer to 6 dimes than not.

      Very confident with that team. Maybe if one of your late bigs takes off, you can move for a slow-starting PG. Early in the season, I will take yours over @DK: , but DK I think would have the slight edge as it sits now in the playoffs having Durant. So will be close between you two!

      • Sam from Breaking Batum says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        well that’s why i said to the group writ large during the draft if he is going to be audacios enough to take kd at 4 then what does it say about us if we let him ride a decimated roster to a playoff spot!?

        the man has thrown down the gauntlet so to speak, if i can’t out manage an opponent who “forfeited” his 1st round pick when we all agree the 1st 5 and maybe almost 8-10 in h2h fantasy are legit STUDS then I shouldn’t play in a RCL league.

        saying all that @DK come get a big son! I skipped on IT at 90 bc I wanted R Jax more but you could def. use a kanter or asik on your team. ..

        holla at cha boy

        PS it’s by the grace of god I don’t face you until week 11 so if KD isnt back by then you’ll probably have folded the tent anyway. off the hook.

  5. dan-o1 says:
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    sheesh, i feel partly responsible, maybe me doing over 50 mocks added to them changing the rankings lol. is a re rank something yahoo does every year. i have to think they use the stats from the mock for their re rank

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dan-o1: Yeah they usually do one, and I think only one, every preseason. Their policy is “once dan-o1 hits his 50 mocks, it’s time for the reranks!” 🙂

  6. DK says:
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    ESPN ranked KD now at #43. Apparently there were info that his injury is worse than initially thought.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DK: Yeah I saw… Maybe they assume more people on ESPN are playing roto? I don’t think there’s been anything new, still a lot of question marks. Maybe they know something that hasn’t been widely reported, but with all the info I’ve seen, that’s quite the overreaction.

    • Sam from Team: What Would Jrue Do? says:
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      @DK:

      the fact he is still sitting there not going the surgery root is scary. three close freinds of my dad are orthopedic surgeons and all fellow raps season ticket holders and they in their expert opinion say hes wasting time and this is just going to drag on longer…

      i said when you took him WOW and some others did too. who knows you could be proven right but man harden paul westbrook love sure sure sure things and this isn’t at all.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Sam from Team: What Would Jrue Do?: From what I’ve heard, I tend to agree, no reason to wait.

        The reason I still pump him up is for the H2H aspect. Another “for sure” is KD is by far the best per-game fantasy player and has been the past 2 years. But he needs to “for sure” play… Haha… too many question marks!

        • CTMN says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Its not important to this discussion, but why does rotoworld keep mentioning him as the best player in fantasy the last 5 years? I haven’t played fantasy that long, I know in reality he definitely hasn’t been #1, but I think he would be more like the best fantasy player the last 2-3 years.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @CTMN: Hmmmm yeah that sounds wrong to me too. BronBron certainly was 4-5 years ago. At least if memory serves… Maybe aggregate Durant if you combine all 5 years has been the best? I dunno…

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              @JB Gilpin: Yeah it’s hard to remember with things being so different now…Anthony Davis was in 11th grade 5 years ago!

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                JB Gilpin says:
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                @CTMN: Wow dayum! I’m not too old, but now I feel like Steve Nash!

  7. Fantasy Newb says:
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    I have the first pick in a draft that heavily favors defensive statistics. Should I go with LBJ or Davis?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fantasy Newb: I’d def go Brow. I have him 1 overall in standard formats – defensive metrics make him even more appealing. Brow FTW!

  8. Jdrnym says:
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    10 team H2H points-
    Irving
    Durant
    Korver
    Parsons
    Duncan
    Noah
    Jabari
    Elfrid
    Tobias
    Robin Lopez
    Jackson
    Dieng
    Hardaway

    How does it look?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jdrnym: Love your front court. I think Jabari is a little better in points, like that pick a ton. Korver is great too. I like pretty much every pick where you got them, Elfrid seems a tad high if this is the order you went, but admittedly I’m not as seasoned in points. Just for his -TO and -FT. For PTs, Timmy J can really score it up, like that pick. Nice work!

  9. CTMN says:
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    I mentioned a similar trade offer I had earlier, but what do you guys think of my Lowry and Henson for Teague and Gortat? I’m leaning towards no…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @CTMN: Ehhhh, very close, but leaning no too. Lowry is still a good bit above the haul you get, nice to upgrade Henson to Gortat, but don’t think it’s wortht he downgrade of Lowry to Teague.

      • CTMN says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yeah I’ve had some long negotiations lol. How about Lowry, Henson and Jones for Calderon, DeRozan, Pau and Gortat? How bout if it was Favors instead of Jones?Sorry for all the questions…

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @CTMN: No problem man! All these questions don’t… well… rattle me I suppose is the way to put it these days 🙂 So:

          Lowry/Henson/Jones for Calderon/DeR/Pau/Gortat… Whewwww that’s a pretty big haul. Wouldn’t do it for Favors over Jones. Remind me your PG again? I might have to do that, I mean it’s a 2nd/3rd rounder and two sleeperish types for 4 guys right around 50…

          • CTMN says:
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            @JB Gilpin: MCW Rubio Elfrid and Knight at PG…so i think I’m stacked enough to do it.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @CTMN: Yessir! I agree I’d do it

              • CTMN says:
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                @JB Gilpin: I did but he took it back. Read my next comment, last question, I promise! At least I’m getting your comments #s up haha. Thanks for the advice and quick replies though.

      • CTMN says:
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        @JB Gilpin: alright he took back his offers but he made one: Lowry and Henson for DeMar and Gortat. Just replaced Teague with DeMar from that earlier offer. Given my PGs (Rubio/MCW/Elfrid/Knight) and league settings (3s, pts/rebs/asts/stls/blks) would you do it? I think this might be the last offer because I’ve been talking about this way too much. Thanks for all the answers, hopefully I can actually get it done though!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @CTMN: No problem at all, love the comments! Given you lose a PG, I don’t think it’s that bad of a swap out, assists are 1/7 of the cats and you get a big boost there with Teague over DeRozan I like that too!

          • CTMN says:
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            @JB Gilpin: OK I think I’ll accept it! I’ve also got Harden to lock down assists. Weird having so few categories compared to normal. Thanks for all the help.

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @CTMN: Any time man!

  10. Mickey Mouse says:
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    You got so rattled by Scott you wasted all your “free time” talking about him <3

  11. Zar says:
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    Yo JB. Here’s my last team for the year (I think)

    Zar’s Fantastic Team
    1. (5) James Harden (Hou – SG,SF)
    2. (20) Al Jefferson (Cha – PF,C)
    3. (29) Mike Conley (Mem – PG)
    4. (44) Dwight Howard (Hou – PF,C)
    5. (53) Kemba Walker (Cha – PG)
    6. (68) Kyle Korver (Atl – SG,SF)
    7. (77) Zach Randolph (Mem – PF,C)
    8. (92) Luol Deng (Mia – SF,PF)
    9. (101) John Henson (Mil – PF,C)
    10. (116) Jameer Nelson (Dal – PG)
    11. (125) Andre Iguodala (GS – SG,SF)
    12. (140) Rudy Gobert (Uta – C)
    13. (149) Nik Stauskas (Sac – SG)

    I’m not thrilled with Dwight, but maybe Harden will help balance him. Also scared about Steals and Blocks ><

    You guys should take a look at the whole draft. Very Razzbally. Rubio went up at 36, Jefferson drops down to 20th. Dipo got sniped at 38, Draymond up at 89. Poster Boy Thragnof Klay Thompson dropped to 43. It was fun, no autodrafters also. If you want to take a look at the whole draft, I can put together a document for you.

    Yahoo should definitely hire you guys! Go apply!

    • Slim

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      @Zar: I don’t hate the Howard pick where you got him. Jameer Nelson was a great pick considering assists are a bit low. The FT% will be unwinnable some weeks but I don’t immediately think it should be punted. It looks a little shy on blocks but that depends on Henson and Gobert. If there’s one category that sticks out that might need a little help I would say it’s steals. I’m not sure if anyone after Harden, Conley, Kemba will get over 1.0 SPG, Iggy should assuming he gets enough minutes. Not too many teams I like Iguodala on but this would be one I do.

      Applying for a job at Yahoo never crossed my mind. Eh, I want to stay here.

    • Sam from Team: What Would Jrue Do? says:
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      @Zar:

      scroll up buddy, we already discussed two of the teams me and our buddy who took KD

      was saying we have a responsibility to make sure he doesnt get into the playoffs and suffers for that pick!

      i don’t play him until week 11 so you need to spank him down beforehand.

      @DK

      • Zar says:
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        @Sam from Team: What Would Jrue Do?: Yeah I just took a look. Man that draft….

        It’s time to do some wheeling and dealing….I really wanted Rubio, I woulda taken him instead of Dwight.

        We changed the league name 🙂

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Zar: Yeah if Gobert and Henson stick, then FT will be tough to win most weeks. Agree with Slim, the bottom half lacks some steals, but I think Harden/Kemba can go on enough spurts to win it some weeks, with it being such a low volume cat.

          Glad to hear it went Razzbally! Draymond 89?! Wow, even above my high rank! Haha

  12. John says:
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    What do you think of Jrue for Kemba, I’ll be getting Kemba. 9 CAT, H2H.

    • Slim

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      @John: Pretty close. I would say it’s more need based than anything. Kemba if you think you need more 3s, points, and fewer TOs. Jrue for high end assists upside and without as poor a FG%. In a vacuum I think I would take Jrue because what he’s good at is a little harder to find than what Kemba does. But if Kemba fits your needs better then I would be for it.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @John: @Slim: Agree with Slim, I’m very high on Jrue this year and would take him in most cases.

  13. DK says:
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    I am now truly confused how I should go about my 4th pick of 14 teams H2H. Risk KD or the safer route if CP3 or Harden. Previously Curry was a guarantee for me and he seems easier to build a team around.

    I find CP3 a little hard. Yes he’s strong in ast and stl. But my team often end up lacking in points and 3z after I fill up the big men etc. I might be approaching the draft wrong. Theoretically I think I need to draft CP3 + 2 big men, 2 PG, 1 pure 3s volume the first 6 or 7 rounds. But somehow I either miss the big blocks or lose my chance to grab that high volume 3s.

    Any advice? On risk Kd?

    If not how best to built teams around cP3 or Harden.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @DK: Apparently my risking KD is against the grain. At this point, from the news we have, I still have him there. With no update on him having surgery or confidence it will heal, Harden is looking a little more appealing. Not going CP3 though. I’m still gonna risk KD and have confidence I can build a .510-.520 winning team until the second half. Around Harden, I would embrace the FT shooting and try to avoid the huge TO guys. i.e. might pass on Oladipo and Elfrid.

  14. John says:
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    After some trades and free agent pick ups. My lineup is:
    John Wall, Patrick Beverley, Jrue Holiday, Jeremy Lin, Elfrid Payton
    Wesley Matthews, Bradley Beal
    Carmelo Anthony, Chandler Parsons, Tobias Harris
    Jordan Hill, Tristan Thompson
    Andre Drummond, Marc Gasol, Nikola Pekovic

    Still in Free agency, Carroll, Matt Barnes, Draymond Green, Jameer Nelson, Mason Plumlee, Alec Burks, Wilson Chandler, Miles Plumlee, Javale McGee, Rodney Stuckey, Amare Stoudemire, OJ Mayo and Aaron Gordon. Who could I still pick and drop?

    I’m thinking of trading Patrick Beverley for Jose Calderon?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John: Got ya on the Top 200 🙂

  15. WeTheNorth says:
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    Ive been listening to you guys this year, man oh man its some great stuff.. I think you guys should be praised for the work you do .. keep up the great work man.. love the podcast.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @WeTheNorth: Thanks so much, we really really appreciate that! Thanks for listening, I’m glad it’s coming out well!

      • WeTheNorth says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Yea man you guys are great.. great insight to Basketball fantasy. I ve actually given up on rotoworld rankings and yahoo ranking which I believe they hacked your site lol.. .

        Would you take Daren Collison or Lin .. IN THE 8 ROUND HEAD TO HEAD.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @WeTheNorth: I know right?! Crazy how many of our sleeper calls all the sudden became close to our ranks…

          I’m taking Colly. Should win most cats, and turn the ball over less. Lin might outscore him, but even that is a question mark. Better FG%/steals/even treys/ even assists, yeah I’ll go Colly

  16. raymonde says:
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    Hey guys, I was wondering how I should approach building a
    h2h team. I have a bunch of sites stress that winning 5-4 is the same as 9-0. In my league, 5-4 is the same as 5-4. You are scored vs your opponent for the week but total score is added up for rankings. If I stick with the 5-4 strategy and lose 2-7 one week, I am fighting an uphill battle.

    Should I take a more balanced approach in this league or is punting still the way to go?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @raymonde: Yeah I have no idea why the hell a site would say that! There are some leagues that do 9 categories straight W/L. So 5-4 win in week 1 = 1-0 record, but they’re pretty uncommon, and I’ve literally never played in one.

      You definitely want to win as many cats as you can, so I go balanced. I like to get PG-heavy for assists and steals which are hard to stream, and then stream for additional 3s during the week. So that means I tend to lose TO since I play a lot of G and a lot more minutes.

      I definitely don’t endorse punting, go balanced! Thanks for stoppin by!

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        @JB Gilpin: Cool, thanks! Punting just isn’t the same since the top two blockers aren’t even FT killers.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @raymonde: Yup a big reason why Brow is numero uno for us!

  17. m1chael says:
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    Hey JB,

    Been awhile since I posted. Been lurking for the past couple months waiting for fantasy to pick up. Good to be back!

    KD undergoes successful surgery. Expected to be back mid-Dec. Would you still leave him at #2 JB?