The season is here baby!  It’s opening night, and on today’s show we run through all of the injuries that have come out over the weekend including Nerlens Noel’s knee and Jared Sullinger’s foot, then get to your teams and through as many as we can for Podcast team reviews!  Thanks again to everyone for posting your teams, we got through as many as we could!  Then we conclude the show by reviewing our 16-17 seasonal calls, and make our first round of 30-Point Challenge Picks.

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  1. jonny says:
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    Sup JB! I drafted parsons in all my leagues because I believe in you believing in the grizzlies believing in parsons! Haha looking like he’ll be fine but man knee injuries are scary.

    Wanted to get your opinion on my h2h 10 team league with a FG% punt, do you think my low-ish points, rebounds high turnovers are out of control?

    rubio, payton, collison
    harden, beal, RHJ
    parsons, ariza, gallinari
    green, dieng
    ibaka, noah

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jonny: Sup man?! Haha let’s hope it works out! Sounds like he’s pretty close. Well Pts aren’t that awful! Ibaka should be better, Parsons will score, Gallo…. TO is def bad. Could use another rebounder and your steals are great, so maybe RHJ can go for a prototypical big if one is on the wire (like Randle for his 10 REB, bad FG)

      • jonny says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Yeah my TO is probably a punt as well at this point. Someone just dropped favors in this league!! Should I drop noah after that horrible game or still go with RHJ?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @jonny: Yeah Noah can go, get Favors ASAP!

  2. spo says:
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    Hey JB, how does my team look? It’s a 12 team 9 cat H2H .
    1. (5) Stephen Curry
    2. (20) Kemba Walker
    3. (29) Brook Lopez
    4. (44) Nikola Jokic
    5. (53) Jae Crowder
    6. (68) Brandon Knight
    7. (77) Dirk Nowitzki
    8. (92) Kent Bazemore
    9. (101) Kenneth Faried
    10. (116) Luol Deng
    11. (125) Al-Farouq Aminu
    12. (140) Zaza Pachulia
    13. (149) Marcus Morris

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @spo: Pretty low FG% but that looks like it was the plan, probably have enough REB but you’re light in blocks. I think I would look for another swatter off the wire or maybe explore a sell high a week or two in

      • spo says:
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        @JB Gilpin: The waiver is looking kinda dry for blocks, but do you think I should drop anyone for Mozgov? And overall how did I draft? I feel I mightve drafted kind of weak

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @spo: Nahhhh, I think I’d prob hold everyone. Maybe Aminu, but I’m just not an Aminu guy. I think you did aight! Curry falling to 5 is insane to em. I might have done different at 9 and 11 as Faried and Aminu are kinda blah to me and you have a bajillion 3s. If you can sell of some surpluses you’ll be fine!

  3. Lasandro says:
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    Yaaaaay and we’re back!

    Gimme LBJ for 30 v NYC.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Lasandro: Can’t pick a top 10 scorer from last season until the 1st week is over then it’ll be no top 10 scorer from this year. So NO Curry, Harden, Durant, Cousins, LeBron, Lillard, Brow, Westbrook, DeRozan, George.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @Slim: So funny – Im still listening to the pod and you guys are up to the part where you’re reminding everyone of the rules!

      Kyrie me, thanks.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Slim: @Lasandro: Hah yeah, first week is a little tricky. Kyrie it is! I’m gonna win it this year!

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin @Slim: 29 points!?!?!?!?!?!?!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Hahaha, the 30-point challenge can be mad frustrating! Or mad awesome if you picked Kawhi 🙂

  4. giantsFTW says:
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    Sup JB and Slim. Thanks for the review!
    Its the Blue Men Giants 😉

    Kyrie for 30

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @giantsFTW: Hah gotcha, good to know! Looks better than my Panthers right now, sheesh. Sounds good!

      • giantsFTW says:
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        @JB Gilpin: hehe yes, but not much better at all 🙁

        Can you give a quick first thought on WCS this season? Is he worth a stash for FG%/Reb/Blocks ?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @giantsFTW: Mehhhhhh, really worried about the playing time. Not in a 12er, mayyyyybe 14er

  5. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I say no one available scores 30 tonight.

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @TheMuppetManiac: Well that’s no fun. No credit will be given for that…

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @TheMuppetManiac: @Slim: Haha, someone is a party pooper on opening night!

        • TheMuppetManiac says:
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          @JB Gilpin:
          I’m just being honest. I wanted to pick someone, but there wasn’t anyone that I loved. I think we see a lot of 20’s, but I’m not sure about 30.

          • TheMuppetManiac says:
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            @TheMuppetManiac:
            Gun to my head, Carmelo has the best shot.

            • Slim

              Slim says:
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              @TheMuppetManiac: Very possible. My 2nd choice was Goose but APPARENTLY I’m incredably biased…

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @TheMuppetManiac: @Slim: Haha calm down Slim. Yeah Melo is a good pick.

  6. Rob says:
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    Kyrie Irving for the 30-point challenge

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rob: Nice! Lots of Kyrie love. Gonna kill that Rose “defense” haha

  7. Pbomb says:
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    Kawhi for the win in the 30point challenge

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pbomb: Me and you brother, let’s get a point tonight!

  8. Jensen says:
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    Haha way to sneak the Kistaps music in there at the end JB. I’ll take Kyrie for 30 points.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jensen: Haha appreciate it! I thought about it, but decided to go Kawhi. Kyrie is def a strong call too

  9. Pbomb says:
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    Hi jb! What do tou think of my team:
    12 teams 9 Cats H2H:
    Steph Curry
    DeAndre Jordan
    Draymond Green
    Goran Dragic
    Nikola Jokic
    Aaron Gordon
    Chandler Parsons
    Jahlil Okafor
    Wesley Matthews
    Jared Sullinger
    Jrue Holiday
    Tim Frazier

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pbomb: Def s FT punt, love the big man stats though, awesome AST esp. when Jrue is back. Sully can obviously be dropped. A lot will depend on okafor, feels like you’re light one big man

      • Pbomb says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks for the feedback man. Dropped sully for kyle anderson for streaming but still deciding who to pick as my last big. hibbert, mozgov, chandler, henson, cauley-stein or markieff morris. What do you think?

        • Pbomb says:
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          @Pbomb: by the way nerlens noel has just been dropped in our league. But i have okafor and still waiting for holiday so can’t decide if i’ll pick him in the waivers.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Pbomb: Cool, love the Slo Mo add for this first week. I would go Kieff there, he may not be as prototypical with REB/BLK, but has upside to bounce back. Do you have INJ spots? If not, you can’t do it. If so, I might nab him and stash then nab Kieff

  10. Mr T says:
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    I’ll take Melo for the 30 point challenge

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr T: Nice! Go Windians!

  11. David M says:
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    I’ll take Melo too

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @David M: Noice!

  12. Dusty says:
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    Melo for 30 and a win leaving only 115 to go.

    • Dusty says:
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      @Dusty: and thanks for the feedback on my team in the pod

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dusty: Haha yeah they can’t afford to drop this one to get to 116- 0! Haha. Sounds good, and any time man, thanks for listening!

  13. jdubs says:
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    Hey guys, feels good to have basketball back! Hoping it helps my fantasy football team…somehow.

    Anyways, I’d love if you could take a look at my team!

    1. (1) Stephen Curry (GS – PG,SG)
    2. (24) DeAndre Jordan (LAC – C)
    3. (25) Andre Drummond (Det – PF,C)
    4. (48) Ricky Rubio (Min – PG)
    5. (49) Goran Dragic (Mia – PG,SG)
    6. (72) Jusuf Nurkic (Den – C)
    7. (73) Thaddeus Young (Ind – SF,PF)
    8. (96) Clint Capela (Hou – PF,C)
    9. (97) Wesley Matthews (Dal – SG,SF)
    10. (120) Justise Winslow (Mia – SF,PF)
    11. (121) Kyle Korver (Atl – SG,SF)
    12. (144) Terrence Jones (NO – SF,PF)
    13. (145) Tony Parker (SA – PG)

    If you couldn’t tell, I’m punting FTs haha… I kind of reached for drumm and Nurk but I don’t think I could have gotten them in the next round with me picking at the turns. Also, Jerami Grant is floating on the waivers! Am I dropping tony parker?

    I’m going to go against the flow and I’m calling LMA go off for 30 against my warriors. Thanks again for all the work you guys do! looking forward to another great season.

    • jdubs says:
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      @jdubs: oops… this is a 12 team H2H 9 cat league

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @jdubs: Haha yeah fantasy football has been hit or miss this year for me at best. Doesn’t help almost all of my focus is on basketball once NFL starts anyway…. The Currt/punt-FT build, seeing it a lot! Nice! Filled out AST, TO look good, Def think you’re a little light in scoring. Although 3s should be fine so that’s good. Whewwwww, I actually think Parker is OK, and you obviously have good blocks. I’ll hold off on that move. LMA it is, nice pick!

  14. Cyril says:
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    Do you guys things you could take a look at my team? A bit heavy on the injuries right now but hoping I can stream my way through these first few weeks:

    12 team – h2h – 9-cat

    Kevin Durant SF (1)
    Kyrie Irving PG (24)
    LaMarcus Aldridge PF (25)
    Serge Ibaka PF (48)
    Trevor Ariza SF (49)
    Chandler Parsons SF (72)
    Nerlens Noel C, PF (73)
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG (96)
    Robin Lopez C (97)
    Luol Deng SF (120)
    Evan Turner SG, SF (121)
    Matthew Dellavedova PG, SG (144)
    Tyreke Evans SF, SG (145)

    Picked Durant accidentally on autopick but felt really good about my team afterwards. Saw Irving was still on the board at #24 so started to go with a punt-assists build.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cyril: Sure thing! Yup def very punt-AST, which would make Evans expendable when healthy, or if you don’t have IL spot, I think you cut him. Def would try and get a little more STL. Ariza is awesome, KCP is OK, then kinda bleh. Delly might be good…. Maybe one more blocker. Noel fits those great, you need him back sooner than later!

  15. Viz

    Viz says:
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    Call it bias since I’m a Jazz fan but The Hockey Guy takes Rodney Hood for 30 tonight without Hayward and probably getting McCollum defense

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Viz: Hah bold! Yeah Jazz will need some scoring. Happy with my joe Johnson stream in a few leagues haha. Good to hear from ya, Hockey Guy!

      • Jensen says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I almost took Hood with Hayward out. Just scared of their pace.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Viz: @Jensen: Jazz slow pace vs. Blazers quick pace… Unstoppable force meets immovable object!

  16. Game of Zones says:
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    Melo for 30

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Game of Zones: nice! Lots of Melo picks tonight!

  17. jay says:
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    Thanks for team review guys!!! It turned out to be a punt assts team with Kmid out so I didn’t even grab Ish or Frasier or a trade. I thought the blocks were fine with Dipo/Danny Green/RHJ/Smart getting me about 2/game avg.

    Btw, my yahoo uservioce lobbying has partially worked. Darren C status changed to OUT. I think Yahoo is worried about causing a lot of uproar with Jrue.

  18. MAC says:
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    RAZZUP?!!!

    gimme kyrie!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MAC: Noice!

  19. Jesse says:
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    12 TEAM 9 CAT – Team Kraft Dinner

    4. Kevin Durant
    21. Al Hordord
    28. Isiah Thomas
    45. Gorgui Dieng
    52. Nicolas Batum
    69. Marcin Gortat
    76. Rudy Gay
    93. Chandler Parsons
    100. Monta Ellis
    117. Evan Turner
    124. Matthew Dellavoda
    141. Justise Winslow
    148. Tyler Johnson

    Did I kill it?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jesse: Whoa, awesome Parsons value! Ummm, could use a few more AST and maybe an extra block or two, but love the TO rate and percents. This is a nice squad!

  20. Nukna says:
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    Razzup, guys!
    JB, thanks again for commenting on my fanta team yesterday.

    K Love for 30, to mix it up a bit.
    Regards from Serbia!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nukna: For sure man, thanks for submitting! K Love it is, good luck! Thanks for finding us over there!

  21. Mike says:
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    Would love a team review on the pod! Are you guys doing that next week?

    1. (3) Stephen Curry PG,SG
    2. (22) Kristaps Porzingis PF,C
    3. (27) Isaiah Thomas PG
    4. (46) Pau Gasol PF,C
    5. (51) Jae Crowder SF,PF
    6. (70) Steven Adams C
    7. (75) Darren Collison PG
    8. (94) Monta Ellis PG,SG
    9. (99) Robert Covington SF,PF
    10. (118) Andrew Bogut C
    11. (123) Kenneth Faried PF,C
    12. (142) Tyler Johnson PG,SG
    13. (147) Bismack Biyombo PF,C

    Not sure if I’m maybe low on assists? Curry, Isaiah, Collison, Ellis. I guess Bogut/Gasol add a little bit from the C position. Maybe enough?

    Can’t tell, but am I low on points?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Nah we’re probably not going to have time to do Pod reviews any more 🙁 We needed to do those earlier in the offseason, my bad there! But always will do comments! I think your AST are def fine! Tyler J will help too. I expect Gasol to bounce back and RobCov to score, I think you’re OK there too. Will def need Adams to take that leap to shore up REB, but this team looks really good!

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