We’re back with the Razzball Hoops Pod, and on today’s show we talk news from the preseason including who could start for Derrick Rose on opening night if he sits, and the Knicks backcourt situation. Β Then we spend the rest of the show reviewing commenters teams with our thoughts on roster construction and possible trades to make.

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  1. booya says:
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    I have a 12 team H2H 9 cat auction draft tomorrow.

    I’m planning to go stars and scrubs this year. Hoping to spend most of my budget on Brow and Harden.

    1) Can you recommend some $1-$2 sleepers you would target at the end to fill a lineup out around those two?

    2) Do you think this is a bad approach?

    Thanks!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @booya: Yup love the stars and scrubs approach! How I do 12ers as well, since I have a lot of guys I like at $1-$2. Aaron Gordon and Myles Turner stick out as some “bigs” even though they’re not pure C guys, and Darren Collison and Clarkson seem to be going mad late or for $1 more drafts. Any time!

  2. Rice says:
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    12 team H2H. How’d I do?

    Stairway to Kevin
    1. (4) Kevin Durant (OKC – SF,PF)
    2. (21) Serge Ibaka (OKC – PF,C)
    3. (28) Eric Bledsoe (Pho – PG,SG)
    4. (45) Derrick Favors (Uta – PF,C)
    5. (52) Andrew Wiggins (Min – SG,SF)
    6. (69) Kemba Walker (Cha – PG)
    7. (76) Isaiah Thomas (Bos – PG)
    8. (93) Robert Covington (Phi – SG,SF)
    9. (100) Gorgui Dieng (Min – PF,C)
    10. (117) Kristaps Porzingis (NY – PF)
    11. (124) Myles Turner (Ind – C)
    12. (141) Darren Collison (Sac – PG)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rice: Man Collison got to 141?! Still AST look a tad light, love the D stats, FG% could be an issue at times with Walker/IT2/Covington if they’re cold. But D stats and the rest look solid!

  3. Jeremy says:
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    Can i get my team reviewed? 16 teams, 10 cat (free throws made) h2h
    Got the last pick -.- was very upset but whatever.

    16.) Al Horford (Of course everyone i wanted was gone…..This could have been Millsap or Blake tho, but i know i want to take Gobert so i decided to punt points and dominate Tos and blocks, its 10 cat anyways.)
    17.) Rudy Gobert
    48.) Reggie Jackson
    49.) Ariza
    80.) Rubio
    81.) T-jones
    112.) J.R. Smith. Hoping he gets off the a great start and sell high to get a Pg or something
    113.) Otto Porter
    144.) P.J. Tucker
    145.) Zach LaVine
    176.) Clint Capela
    177.) Nemanja Bjelica

    I know Slim is gonna hate the shallow depth at PG, but only 1 team has 4 pgs, and 2 teams has 3, everyone else has 2 like me. At least i got 2 high end assists guys. All i gotta say is it sucks to pick last.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jeremy: Sure thing! Sorry it’ll just be a comment review though, next Tues we’ll be previewing the season. Mannnnn last pick is awful! Yeah PG depth is tough, but yeah AST look OK. %s look pretty good, I think your scoring is pretty low though

  4. Adam

    Adam says:
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    I think the Whiteside FT performance was flukey. He even commented after, that he was focusing on his ankle while he was at the line, and it was a big distraction. The pain really catches up to you when you stop moving and try to focus. Form is the biggest thing, and that still looks good.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Adam: Agree, I think it’ll be OK. Just not a great start after defending it haha

    • kai says:
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      @Adam: going 0-9 is definitely flukey. in fact, any sample size that small is likely to have a certain amount of fluke involved. to me, there are two takeaways: 1. whiteside is still a 50%-ish ft shooter 2. he is liable to get fouled more often this season

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @kai: Tough to strongly dispute either, but it won’t be Drummo or DeAndre bad

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @CTMN: Sure thing!

      • CTMN says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @JB Gilpin: Thanks again, it got filled so quickly! I hope nobody else has to drop out…draft is in less than a week!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @CTMN: No prob man!

  5. TOPSZN says:
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    Hey JB,

    I’m really amped for the RCL with you and Slim tomorrow. I’ve kind of been out of the loop with the latest fantasy news as the last RCL I did was Adam’s, so hopefully this podcast can get me caught up!

    Thank you guys for your awesomeness!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TOPSZN: Hah well nothing too huge in news then team reviews, but not too much has happened through the top 100 the past few weeks. Thanks for listening, look forward to tomorrow!

  6. Ryan says:
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    I raised some serious eyebrowS at that Whiteside-Sanders comparison. I get concerns over Hassan’s injury history and attitude problems on the court, but I think Sander’s regression was mostly due to mental health problems. I’m not sure Hassan compares in that regard.

    And thanks for the review guys! I punted TOs and 3s last year and will probly do the same this season. Our draft was ridiculous and I’ll be the first to say it was completely unfair. Basically the first 7 rounds were reserved for keeper selections only. There was no option to give up a keep, so the weak teams had to either keep seven players or fill out some spots with free agents. Some teams were keeping players ranked in the mid-late 100’s while others were releasing top 100 players back into the draft pool.

    Round 8 starts and guys like KAT, Giannis, Rubio, Middleton, Lawson, and Elfrid are available. Add in the overhyped rooks and injury prone guys with name rec like Rose+Kobe and suddenly everyone is sliding a round or more lower than they’re supposed to. IT WAS MADNESS.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: Oh totally agree, it’s a little apples and oranges, but both were toolsy high-end blockers with health issues and ranked about the same.

      Yeah I ran into that in my 5 keeper football league, but it’s inevitable in standard no-penalty keepers.

  7. hamtime says:
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    Hi JB, you responded to this in your last post, but maybe you could do a review on my team? 16m/11cat (off/def rebs + at/0)

    Overall, do you think this team will be competitive? Who would you look to replace here for assists? you like lou will/olynyk or would you rather capella for one of them? thanks again man.

    1. (10) Damian Lillard
    2. (23) Serge Ibaka
    3. (42) Derrick Favors
    4. (55) Goran Dragic
    5. (74) Robert Covington
    6. (87) Terrence Jones
    7. (106) Darren Collison
    8. (119) Myles Turner
    9. (138) Mo Williams
    10. (151) Kristaps Porzingis
    11. (170) Lou Williams
    12. (183) Kelly Olynyk

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hamtime: Sure, we’re not gonna do more Pod reviews but looking at it now – Love those first 4 picks! %s look pretty good, FG% could waffle with Lillard and Covington, and yeah a few more dimes would help. I think you are more than solid in blocks, but damn I couldn’t let Capela sit out there, I think for Lou, then maybe look to trade early on.

      Any time!

  8. ray says:
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    Where does Drummond rank in a league that doesn’t include free throw percentage or field goal percentage?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ray: Well he’s great in FG%, but taking out FT% is a great thing to take away. Probably mid-teens, overtakes some of the wings.

  9. DK says:
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    Just finished our RCL draft. Man, that definitely wasn’t one of my better drafts. So many sniping! Blame your top 200 for it. I seem to be weak in 3PT, points, rebs and blocks. What do you think JB/Slim? Thanks always for the feedback.

    (6) LeBron James (Cle – SF,PF)
    (19) Paul Millsap (Atl – PF,C)
    (30) Derrick Favors (Uta – PF,C)
    (43) Elfrid Payton (Orl – PG)
    (54) Karl-Anthony Towns (Min – C)
    (67) Ricky Rubio (Min – PG)
    (78) Khris Middleton (Mil – SG,SF)
    (91) Dwyane Wade (Mia – PG,SG)
    (102) J.J. Redick (LAC – SG)
    (115) Myles Turner (Ind – C)
    (126) Zaza Pachulia (Dal – C)
    (139) John Jenkins (Dal – SG,SF)
    (150) Doug McDermott (Chi – SF)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DK: Hah, sorry man! Imagine drafting for me in Razzball drafts, it’s awful! Yeah 3s maybe a tad light but you can stream those, Pts I think will be tough when Wade inevitably gets hurt for a stretch, but you got him a great value. Also a lot is tied into Rubio and Elfrid’s high dimes, if one goes down it’ll hurt AST a tad, but overall I think it’s a pretty solid squad

  10. Kris says:
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    Hey JB and Slim,

    You guys want to comment here instead since it’s in a new post. Just finished with your podcast.

    H2h – FG%/FT%/3PTM/PTS/OREB/DREB/AST/STLSBLK/TO – 20-manager-league

    John Wall
    Andrew Wiggins
    Elfrid Payton
    Draymond Green
    Terrence Jones
    Mason Plumlee
    Myles Turner
    Enes Kanter
    Jarrett Jack
    Zach LaVine (Back to the bench – SAD )
    Kris Humphries (Dropped Vasquez)
    Justin Anderson (Bazemore/N. Young are available in the waiver any thoughts who should I pick or what?)

    Also, any recommendation on who to trade to make this team to a contender? πŸ™‚

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      @Kris:

      Just to add, this is my current watch list. πŸ™‚

      Matt Barnes
      Anthony Morrow
      Gerald Henderson
      James Johnson
      Nick Young
      DJ Agustin
      JJ Barea
      Evan Fournier
      Richard Jefferson
      Chase Budinger
      Omri Casspi
      Marcus Thorton
      Kent Bazemore
      Derrick Williams
      Matthew Dellavedova
      Mirza Teletovic
      James Ennis
      Maurice Harkless
      E’Twaun Moore
      Thomas Robinson
      Nate Robinson
      Jerami Grant
      James Anderson
      Chris Copeland

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Kris: Thanks so much for listening! Scoring is a little low, and the two rebounding cats are tough for a team without big boards. I think trading for a scoring/rebounding big would help a lot, ala Vucevic or Bosh. If Plumlee pans out you’ll be fine though. But damn this is solid for a 20er. I;m probably standing pat with Anderson and hope he gets early run

        • Kris says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          Who do you think I can trade? If I’m going to lose 2 or players, I don’t think this team can be of a contender this year. And yes, I am really planning to trade John Wall + player(s) for Anthony Davis. Haha! The owner lacks guards :P. I just can’t see who are the people to trade. Maybe you can suggest a good move?

          As far as my team’s concerned losing 2 to 3 players for someone can be a go or bust this season. HAHA!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Kris: Whoa yeah that Wall trade would be ridiculous for you! Maybe offer Wall+LaVine and cross your fingers?

            Yeah in 20ers it’s definitely tough, you need that depth!

            • Kris says:
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              @JB Gilpin:

              So obviously it didn’t work. He threw in either Love or Noel. Low ball on my mind considering I have guys to fill for those two’s work. Unless you guys have something in mind that can work for my team on Love maybe?

              Perhaps an upgrade?

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              @JB Gilpin:

              Btw, Someone dropped PJ Tucker, I’m not high on him but you guys seems to like him so why not let it fly. Hope I get the waiver. Dropped Anderson for Tuck! πŸ˜›

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Kris: Ah damn. Nah I’d prefer to go after a shot blocker. Noel fits well but wouldn’t give up Wall. Yup I like that move! Tucker is low end, but worth owning in most leagues. If he loses his starting role to Warren though you can move on again, but sounds like they wanna start Tucker

  11. Jason says:
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    8 team h2h
    Should I drop myles turner or markieff Morris for McCollum, Aaron gordon or Ryan anderson?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Nahhhh, Gordon and McCollum are close, but I like the 2 you have

  12. Dante Green says:
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    What’s up with Reke (and the Pels) suddenly undergoing a knee procedure? I was taken aback when the news came out, I mean I would go crazy if one of my players suddenly underwent a knee procedure without even a hint that he was about to… Damn that was fckued up

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Oh good lord, I know! Came outta nowhere… Hoping it’s minor and maybe he only misses a week or two, but watching close for an update

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yea, people were clueless!! Damn, Gobert’s making us look pretty stupid for taking him in the 2nd round… I know it’s just the preseason (what owners usually say when their players are struggling LOL) but Damn… Said he was spent for playing in the Eurobasket but didn’t PauGasol also play in that tournament?? And he’s like 35 but wouldn’t hear him say he’s tired… And the NBA season is just a week away! Will Gobert have enough rest?? And Wiggins’ 35% from the field in 6 games, what’s up with that!! HAHA Damn… The Omen is my only hope!! Lol

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: Nahhhhh not worried about Gobert, he looked great in FIBA ball as you mentioned. Hah yeah Gasol had a minor thigh thing too, a little scary. I think Gobert will be fine. Omen will save you!

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            @JB Gilpin: Haha yea.. Just being paranoid. But I stuck with our Razzball rankings during my draft so even if one or two guys on my team are struggling I think I can still make it on top. Hah

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Dante Green: Hah thanks man, appreciate that!

  13. 10 Team H2H 11 cat – additional cat’s = Field Goals Made, Free Throws Made and A/TO Ratio (instead of TO) We have 1 IR spot.

    I punted blocks and tried to punt FG%, but wound up too low in 3’s, Steals and an awful A/TO

    Thoughts on how to improve those missing cat’s? Some available players – Beverly, Jennings, G. Green, Canaan, Brewer, Wroten. Thanks in advance!

    1. (3) James Harden
    2. (18) Nikola Vucevic
    3. (23) Gordon Hayward
    4. (38) Reggie Jackson
    5. (43) Greg Monroe
    6. (58) Andrew Wiggins
    7. (63) Isaiah Thomas
    8. (78) Robert Covington
    9. (83) Terrence Jones
    10. (98) Meyers Leonard
    11. (103) Jarrett Jack
    12. (118) Julius Randle
    13. (123) Mason Plumlee
    14. (138) Tony Parker
    15. (143) Myles Turner

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Andrew: Well starting at the bottom, nah I think you have the right guys and not swapping for any of those wire options.

      A/TO isn’t great, but still isn’t awful. Yeah Fg% doesn’t look that bad either. You should be able to stream some treys and FGM and FTM both look solid. I think Randle went a tad early, if your league has anyone liking him I might try him + buzzy Leonard for a stealing guard. You won’t be able to get Monta Ellis, but he seems a good target with a package giving up a tad more. Hope that helps!

      • @JB Gilpin: Thanks! Appreciated the suggestions. I see Yahoo is quite forgiving when giving players the “injured” status. So I put Turner on IR and picked up Aaron Gordon, not like it helps with 3’s, A/TO or S, but I thought he was better than those waiver options for now.

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          @Andrew: Yup Yahoo just slaps that on all the time, why I’m not a big fan of IL spots, but they defaulted it this year. Like the add! Can always explore trades

          • @JB Gilpin: Man I really don’t like Tony Parker at this point of his career. Would you drop him for Schroder with hopes that he’s traded or if Teague goes down (steroids of course, I’ll never wish for an injury on any player)?

            PS – I have a real good feeling about Randle this year. I’m talking 14 and 9.5 good feeling! Boom!

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Andrew: Hah, yeah I have them close but I’d roll with Parker for now. On a team with a deeper bench or in a weekly lock league, I could see stashing Schroder.

              Whoaaaaaa that would be nuts! Certainly possible, but his TO and not great blocks will hurt still

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                @JB Gilpin:

                Juuuuuuuuuuuuuullliiiiiiiuuuuuuuuuuusssssssssssss!!!!!!! Ha!

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Andrew: Haha nice, well after two with that dud second one, it was me thinking nnoooooooooooooooooooooooo haha

  14. nomz says:
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    20 teams 9cat H2H drafted a week after yahoo fantasy bball opened
    1. (15) Jimmy Butler SG,SF
    2. (26) Victor Oladipo PG,SG
    3. (55) Kenneth Faried PF,C
    4. (66) Kemba Walker PG
    5. (95) Roy Hibbert C
    6. (106) Al-Farouq Aminu SF,PF
    7. (135) Alec Burks PG,SG
    8. (146) Aaron Gordon PF
    9. (175) Kosta Koufos PF,C
    10. (186) Dion Waiters SG,SF
    11. (215) Thabo Sefolosha SG,SF
    12. (226) Evan Fournier SG
    13. (255) Clint Capela

    ps. dropped Fournier for Rodney Hood.. should i just punt ast?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @nomz: Yeah AST is quite low, love the 20 teamers though! Wish FG% was a tad better for a punt-AST team. Steals should be more than fine, I might move Kemba to fit the punt-AST build.

  15. miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey JB. In a post from the other day, you suggested trading Middleton for perhaps Chandler or JV (I’m guard heavy, low boards, blocks ill prob have to punt). I chose some rebounders drafted about 20 spots before and after Middleton. Some of these will clearly be out of reach, but any you definitely would not target with him? (I sincerely apologize in advance for including robin…)

    Monroe, Faried, Chandler, Gortat, Dieng, JV, Robin Lopez

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Hahaha NEVER ROBIN LOPEZ! But serious, not Rolo… Haha, I’m about to put out a ranks update moving Gortat up, I think he/Monroe/Faried would all be awesome gets. Chandler and JV about even. Dieng with the risk and Rolo for the boringness, I might not do those

  16. nont nontiskul says:
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    1. (2) Stephen Curry (GS – PG,SG) $80
    2. (17) Rudy Gobert (Uta – C) $43
    3. (41) Draymond Green (GS – SF,PF) $29
    4. (50) Elfrid Payton (Orl – PG) $9
    5. (55) Gordon Hayward (Uta – SG,SF) $15
    6. (103) Danilo Gallinari (Den – SF) $2
    7. (104) Khris Middleton (Mil – SG,SF) $2
    8. (105) Terrence Jones (Hou – SF,PF) $5
    9. (112) Myles Turner (Ind – C) $5
    10. (113) Jordan Clarkson (LAL – PG,SG) $3
    11. (116) Aaron Gordon (Orl – PF) $2
    12. (117) Robin Lopez (NY – C) $2
    13. (118) Ryan Anderson (NO – PF,C) $1

    Hi JB , the same guy send me a trade this time Rubio + pau gasol for my Hayward + R. anderson
    what do you think?

    • nont nontiskul says:
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      Or should I counter Gay + rubio ?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @nont nontiskul: Whoa, yeah I would have to take that. AST isn’t a glaring need, but I like Gasol over Hayward 1-for-1 so it’s a ton. Kinda feel like Pau is a better fit I’d take that original deal

  17. Michael says:
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    Hey I wanted to ask if I should drop Zach Lavine for Taj Gibson, Josh Smith, Nik strauskus, Lanston gallloway, Jerian Grant?

    I am in a 9 cat Roto 12 team

    PG: Damian Lillard, Elfrid Payton, Jose Calderon, Zach Lavine
    SG: Eric Gordon
    SG-SF: Jimmy Butler, Robert Covington
    SF: Danilo Gallarni
    Sf-PF: Giannis Antetokumpo
    PF-C: Greg Monroe, Nerlens Noel, Ed Davis, Jon Henson, Anderson Varejo
    C: Roy Hibbert

    Can you project what would be some of my biggest weakness this season? I think my wing players and Pf-C are quite deep. I am just wondering if I don’t have enough assists? like Lavine looks like a headache for Roto with his high TOs and low FG% and I am not sure how Calderon and Varejo will pan out. Taj Gibson actually looks solid for Roto.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Michael: Nahhhh, I’d hold. Hurts it looks like they’re recanting on that starting SG role, but maybe they still try it. AST indeed look a tad low, FT% could be a weakness too if Davis and Henson play a lot. Agree LaVine isn’t a great fit for roto, but you’re pretty deep up front and I don’t think Taj plays enough minutes to be rosterable in 12ers

      • Michael says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        what do you think is a good trade for Goran dragic ?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Michael: Hmmmm, maybe Covington plus something? Covington + Henson?

  18. Nick says:
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    Potential dynasty trade 8 cat.

    My Conley + WCS for Stanjo + Aaron Gordon + Beal.

    Thoughts?

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      @Nick: Interesting, if you have PG depth and decent enough assists I’d probably take it

      • Nick says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Yeah I’ve got assists on lockdown in my league and beal offers a decent amount as it is. And I’ve got burks, wall, dragic and knight for guards.

        I felt good about the trade, just wanted a second opinion. Thanks!

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        @JB Gilpin:
        He didn’t want to give up Stan, so the deal would be Beal + Gordon for Conley. Still good?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Nick: Damn yeah was looking good, I think I still do it, but it’s a lot closer taking StanJo out

  19. Sean Friedman says:
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    H2H 12 Team 9 Cat

    Just drafted, not sure how I feel.

    PG: Paul, Mo Will, Jennings(IR Spot)
    SG: Batum, Wade, Burks
    SF: Draymond, Gallinari
    PF: Ryno, Meyers
    C: Gobert, Monroe, Myles

    What can I improve on?
    I was kind of blindside by how quick the PG’s went in the draft so it kind of reflects here a bit.

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      @Sean Friedman:

      moving jennings to IR opened a spot and I picked up KOQ.

      Beverley, Marcus Morris, Hood, TJ Warren, Splitter are Free Agents

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        @Sean Friedman: Yup PG runs can be killer in drafts this year. AST look really light, but Paul + Dray + Batum will make it a decent enough start, just need one more PG. Nothing great on the wire there. If Ryno starts hot I might look to move him to a team needing 3s for a PG

  20. Larry says:
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    JB, Slim, how are you boys? Love your work. I’m in a 9-Cat H2H 14 team daily league.
    With the way the draft panned out I decided to punt FT% and assists.
    I think my points could be a tad low, planning to stream points each week with the Jenkins and possibly Davis slot.

    Here’s how my draft went:
    13 – Klay
    16 – Drummond
    41 – Whiteside
    44 – Ariza
    69 – Mirotic
    72 – Covington
    97 – CJ McCollum
    100 – Alec Burks
    125 – Ed Davis (dammit, I burnt it with this pick I think)
    128 – Smart
    153 – Porzingis
    156 – Henson
    181 – John Jenkins

    Appreciate your thoughts on the team!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Larry: We’re good man, thanks so much for reading! Yup those 2 look like punts indeed, although even with Whiteside and Drum, your other top 4 picks can sink FG%, I’d look out for that. McCollum hurts there too. Yeah Davis wasn’t a big need. Might look on the wire or buy low offers once the season starts for big men that help FG% and REB but don’t need to necessarily block ala Monroe or Vucevic or Gortat

  21. Drez1 says:
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    Hey guys, filling out my benches in a few deeper leagues (high upside types). Just wondering who you like in a dynasty between:

    Gary Harris
    Will Barton
    Shabazz Muhammad
    Joe Young
    Evan Fournier
    Rashad Vaughn

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Drez1: On pure upside, I think I like Shabazz the best, could play a lot of mins once Martin is moved/if injuries. If needing someone more for now, I think Fournier could be usable, but yeah for the upside gimme Bazz

  22. Lasandro says:
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    Great pod!

    Yes I know you’ve reviewed this on the site already, but would love to hear you and @slim have a chat over my roto squad on the next pod. Plenty of options on the wire, apart from real quality big men and high-end assists. At this point, I’ve only got the one dub digit boarder, but I hope everyone else’s multi-catness is strong enough in your eyes. A few peeps in the 7brd/per range.

    In order, 9-team, 14 cat (reb 3cats, a/to, fgm, all %s):

    LBJ
    Lillard
    Gobert (he’s been le poo in the preseason)
    Draymond
    Rudy Gay (hilarious p*rn star name btw)
    Dragic
    KAT
    Payton
    T Harris
    T Jones
    M Turner
    Sir Covington
    Stan the man Johnson

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Thanks man! Well we’re not gonna do another team review because next Tues is the opening night πŸ™ Still love that team though man, you’re gonna waltz to a title!

  23. Jensen says:
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    First of 4 Razzball drafts in the books! #7 overall with a top 3 pick on AUTODRAFT WHAT THE *@#!*&**@#!!

    Dame (7)
    Butler (18)
    Favors (31)
    RJaxx (42)
    Danillo (55)
    Hill (66)
    Turner (79)
    DWill (90)
    Jusuf (103)
    Stanley Johnson (114)
    Henson (127)
    Mo williams (138)
    ZaZa (151)

    Picked up Capela with Jusuf on my IL. Little worried about blocks but if Turner and Jusuf both get on the court and stay there, could be 2 a game each. So we’ll see how that goes. I’ll need to find a replacement for Mo when Irving gets back, but I’m happy with how it stacks up.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jensen: Woooooo, thanks for playing in so many leagues man! Hah yeah with free leagues, a few autodrafters is inevitable… Yeah blocks might be a little light, love Jusuf with IL spots, I have him too in my RCL that has drafted. Yup Mo will be solid to start out, here’s to hoping Turner gets that run!

  24. Jeremy says:
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    Hey slim and jb, are you guys worried about Gobert’s preseason slump. I have him on my most expensive league and i’m a little worried at this point. Thanks

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      @Jeremy: Nah, he said Euro ball wore him out a little, and he was great in FIBA. He’s a great athlete and I think will be fine, and still playing a lot of minutes so he’s healthy, just needs to get into gear which I don’t see an issue

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        @JB Gilpin:

        Haha your right. i will calm down.

        Someone in my RCL league offered me J. Parker and Clarkson for Markieff. Yes or no?
        If yes, then ill have 5 pgs in teague, payton, j. jack, Mudiay + clarkson. So probably not right? plus ill have to drop prozingis or deng which i don’t want to.

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          @Jeremy:

          Neverending what i said. I sent him another offer with Jack and markieff for his k towns and clarkson. And he accepted it. So I’m like super excited. My new team:

          Durant
          M. Gasol
          Teague
          Wiggins
          Payton
          Tones
          Turner
          Otto Porter
          Deng
          Mudiay
          Clarkson
          K towns
          Portzingis

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            @Jeremy:

            T-jones*

            • JB Gilpin

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              @Jeremy: Hah, I like “Tones”. Love his sultry tones! Well I like Clarkson over Kieff in a vacuum, but damn that counter is awesome! You definitely needed a boost in BLK, love it

  25. Michael says:
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    Hey JB,

    Did a mock draft for 10 team league. The league draft is next week and is roto 10 cat (with FTM)

    What do you think of this team?

    PG: Paul, I.Thomas, Collison
    SG: Gordon, Lin
    SF: Gay, Batum, Terrence Jones
    PF: Millsap, Monroe, Dieng
    C: Marc Gasol, Mozgov

    One more question: I got the 5th pick in the draft and looks like I will get Cp3. Who do I draft with the 16th pick (with FTM in mind), Millsap or Blake Griffin? I’m concerned that if I have Paul and Millsap I will be almost in Punt PTS and FTM category

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Michael: Looks pretty good! Blocks are decent but maybe a lilttle light. Yeah I think you get Griffin in that format

  26. Jacob says:
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    I screwed up my team in a ten team auction league. This is my team:

    John wall
    Danny green
    Kevin durant
    Ryan Anderson
    Valanciunas
    Mudiay
    Markief Morris
    Gallinari
    McCollum
    Drummond
    David lee
    Terrance jones
    Aaron Gordon

    What should I do

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      @Jacob:
      I don’t see how this is screwed up lol this is pretty good even in a 10ers

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Jacob: @Jeremy: Yeah I don’t think it’s that bad either! Durant/Wall is a great combo, just needs some help in rebounding and blocks, and could use a tad more AST too. Actually I could see BLK being ok with this final two guys. If Gallo or Kieff start hot, I might move one for a PG

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          @JB Gilpin: o ok. That’s good news thank you

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            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Jacob: Any time, good luck this yr!

  27. fiends says:
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    hey JB, you quickly commented on my team on the pod and mentioned that I am lacking in assists. You’re probably right but I think I’m weakest in 3PTM, and probably not that hot in steals. Which cats should I improve and which should I punt? To get more assists do I just need more PGs or better PGs?

    10 man h2h 9-cat auction, 4 bench slots.

    4. Myles Turner (Ind – C) $2
    5. Anthony Davis (NO – PF,C) $80
    15. Chris Paul (LAC – PG) $59
    39. Derrick Favors (Uta – PF,C) $17
    51. Andrew Wiggins (Min – SG,SF) $19
    64. DeMarre Carroll (Tor – SF,PF) $9
    74. Kemba Walker (Cha – PG) $7
    103. Gorgui Dieng (Min – PF,C) $1
    111. Arron Afflalo (NY – SG,SF) $1
    119. Stanley Johnson (Det – SF) $1
    126. John Henson (Mil – PF,C) $1
    132. P.J. Tucker (Pho – SG,SF) $1
    135. Mo Williams (Cle – PG,SG) $1
    138. Darren Collison (Sac – PG) $1

    • JB Gilpin

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      @fiends: I think steals are fine, Kemba Colly Paul etc, and yeah 3PT might be a tad low but you can stream those. I don’t like to punt any categories, I’m greedy. Ummmm, one guy off the wire that can be a usable guy most of the season is probably it, I wouldn’t rush a trade for another PG

      • fiends says:
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        @JB Gilpin: What do you think about making some sort of trade involving trading my Favors for K-Love? I’d lose blocks but gain 3ptm

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @fiends: Usually I wouldn’t but I actually have them really close in my ranks and your blocks are solid, would love that move!

  28. MAC says:
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    RAZZUP?!!! having one of drummond or deandre is definitely a punt ft team. even having 2 hardens on your team will not make your team average in FT, it will still be bad. that being said, both of them in a h2h should be higher in rankings as i believe in h2h punting 1 cat is almost a must. also, loading up on PG and WINGS in the first half of the draft is easier having 1 of them.

    thoughts on gobert struggling? a couple of reasons for me having drumm and DJ ahead of him is, first i dont mind punting a cat, especially ft in h2h, next is goberts lack of “track record”. tnx for the reviews!!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @MAC: I still don’t think so man, I don’t think punting is a must at all. Given, TO ends up being a loss on most of my teams since I want heavy usage and PG. Gobert will be fine IMO, just wrote up today’s notes which will be out soon and I think he’s just coasting into the season and will amp up. Thanks for listening man!

      • MAC says:
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        @JB Gilpin: well, you just punted TO then. ha! hopefully GoGobert will be fine. though not against my teams! hehe.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @MAC: Hah yeah, in my RCl last night I def punted TO, but it wasn’t a strategy going in. Got LeBron E Bled first then just embraced the loss there haha

  29. WThothot says:
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    Thanks for the advice and for entertaining my questions, JB and Slim. I’m the guy in the weird 3-cat league (16 teams) and yes, as you assumed, it’s head-to-head.

    I don’t have good enough rebounding to punt Assists, so I’m gonna pick up Collison and drop Redick and try to trade for assists.

    I like the idea of trading Klay Thompson for a guy like Rubio. Problem is, guys like Lawson, Elfrid Payton and Rubio went in the 3rd and 4th rounds, so I may need to pray for slow starts to target them in trades for Klay.

    Wade at pick #78 could end up having better 3-cat stats than Klay at #19 which highlights how awful that (autodraft) pick was.

    1. (14) Carmelo Anthony (NY – F)
    2. (19) Klay Thompson (GS – G,F)
    3. (46) DeAndre Jordan (LAC – C)
    4. (51) Rudy Gay (Sac – F)
    5. (78) Dwyane Wade (Mia – G)
    6. (83) Danilo Gallinari (Den – F)
    7. (110) J.J. Redick (LAC – G)* [Waiver Claim: Add Collision, Drop Redick]
    8. (115) Robin Lopez (NY – C)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @WThothot: Thanks for listening! Hah yeah that was an interesting league. Cool yeah I’m with ya on that plan. Well it couldn’t hurt to throw out offers to them and see what happens. Hah yeah autodraft isn’t good about changing to format, sorry you got stuck with a bad one there!

  30. Kris says:
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    Hey JB,

    Thoughts on Tony Snell for Justin Anderson? Haha! Its’s like the nth time that I asked about Justin Anderson that its just it’s giving me an itch to drop him. I just don’t know why. I know you said to stand pat but Jenkins looks good and that Evans guy plays lotsa of the minutes. What si RICK doing. DANG! HAHA!

    Anyway, just submitted Wall + LaVine for Davis. Do you think I can also do this trade for Bosh (Am I overreaching here? Toom uch value?) or with DMC (I guess is a fair trade?)

    Thanks, RAZZBALL!

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      @Kris:

      Haha! Funny thing is the block stat let’s me hold onto Anderson. HAHA!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Kris: Hah yea, not looking hot for Anderson! That said, I think I’d still wait out for the upside over Snell, who is really low upside. Anyone else interesting on the wire? no issue losing Anderson for someone…

        Whoa, hope that deal works! Nah wouldn’t for Bosh at all, DMC I probably wouldn’t either, I’d rather Wall’s higher end dimes

  31. Osama says:
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    RCL league & trade has been proposed to me of;

    Keef & Jack, J

    For my

    KAT & Clarkson

    Because asking questions in a vacuum is annoying ill give context. My team with kat is projected to be last in blks and 2-4th ish in pts. Dominant in ast stls

    If presence of kat won’t help me win blks in a weekly basis anyway and already fine in pts should I accept the deal for the nice out of position 3s and similar rebs stls keef will provide?

    The jack Clarkson side is a wash in my view.

    Rest of team
    Wall
    Kawahi
    IT2/3
    Burke&Burcs

    Bigs/Wings
    Lopez
    Chandler, W
    Harris, T
    Randle
    Warren

    As well I like the keef pf/c eligibility and at present kat is a C only.

    Standard Yahoo cats as this is a RCL.

    Thanks brothers

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      @Osama:

      updated

      didnt think i was getting enough value for KAT so i’ve added my Randle for his Luol Deng

      he goes up some 500 boards 180 or so blks and fg and i gain my 3s ast and some 60 stls

      far fairer and does more for both

      thoughts?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @osama: Nah I don’t really like this deal I think you need KAT for the blocks. I actually like Clarkson a good bit over Jack. It’s not an awful deal at all but I think you need the blocks and he’s good enough to make it competitive if you get one extra guy off the wire. If like Mahinmi is avail, add him and you’re looking decent there

  32. FONG says:
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    Wouldn’t mind your input on my team. Yahoo 9-cat 12 team H2H.
    I’m lacking on big men and wouldn’t mind on suggestion on who to trade and who to target. Thanks.

    1. (2) Stephen Curry PG,SG
    2. (23) Eric Bledsoe PG,SG
    3. (26) Pau Gasol PF,C
    4. (47) Danny Green SG,SF
    5. (50) Kyrie Irving PG,SG
    6. (71) Nikola Mirotic SF,PF
    7. (74) Robin Lopez C
    8. (95) Jahlil Okafor C
    9. (98) C.J. McCollum PG,SG
    10. (119) Otto Porter SF
    11. (122) Myles Turner C
    12. (143) Paul Pierce SF,PF
    13. (146) Stanley Johnson SF

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FONG: Yeah blocks is low, TO is nice and small so you can handle Okafor and his FT% too. If McCollum starts hot, especially hitting a lot of shots, i think his FG% at some point will be bad, might sell him high for a big

  33. Slim

    Slim says:
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    I don’t think anyone corrected me on Jeremy Evans. The man plays 5 years in Utah and as soon as he leaves I forget he was ever even there. Now thats some serious Utah bias. It must be a lot worse than I realize. In all seriousness though I have no idea why it’s the Jazz.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Slim: Hah I was probably pulling up a player page or something I didn’t even notice!

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