Whoa, it’s November already!  Where hath art time gone?!  On today’s show, Slim & I discuss panic levels on slow-starting fantasy studs, the mess in Brooklyn, and JB notes his biggest surprise of the year thus far.  I don’t want to give it away, that’s what we call a tease!  We then wrap the show with previewing tonight’s games, and make our 30-point challenge picks.

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  1. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    Karl-Anthony Towns for 30!

    I have Alex Len as the last guy on my bench. Should I drop him for Zaza?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheMuppetManiac: Nice! Ummmm, yeah I would probably use Zaza for now

  2. Slim

    Slim says:
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    Gooood Nurkic. So in the 82 round debate I think that puts Nurk up 2-1, but seriously 38 minutes to only 22 for Jokic? Looking like they went for that rim protection last night, but Nurk was real solid against JV, kept him off the offensive boards pretty well, kept him off the foul line. Nurkic missed far too many bunny hooks and I’m hoping he takes a few more FTs at the next practice but overall it was a good night. Just sucks I don’t actually own Nurkic anywhere except the REL, the nerve of these RCLers!

    The Rubio news is ominous, “out indefinitely with a sprained elbow.” I’ll be watching Dunn tonight, hopefully he slows it down a bit and doesn’t try to do too much. Apparently though Wiggins ran the offense after Rubio went down so that’ll be interesting too.

    Oh man, Chriss in a dynasty is looking amazing! I know my brother in REL isn’t going to move him but now is the time to get him before he gets unleashed. Once he does those stat lines are going to be huge. Through the 1st 4 games he’s already at a 23 USG. I know I know he’s young, too many TOs, too many fouls, but he’s maintaining a solid FG% even with the 3s and shouldn’t be a FT killer even at this young age. I bet he sits around 70-80 ranked post allstar break with 24-28 min. I can’t hold him in a 12er because the minutes are just too low right now but he’s a goodun.

    • Zinger says:
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      @Slim: Would you hold him in a 12er keeper league tho?

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Zinger: Chriss, for sure, although I guess it kind of depends on if you are a win-now team and how many guys you get to keep. I still have him in one redraft 12er, the 0-4 Suns should go to him sooner rather than later, fortunately Chriss is still kind of contributing in only 15ish min. The TOs and fouls definitely need to come down before he gets to 24 min but that should happen as he progresses throughout the year. I like how they are playing him at both PF and C too, should help keep his minutes up. Now we have to assume there will be duds with only 15 min but I’d call Chriss the top “stash for the 2nd half” candidate and if anyone is going to give Embiiiiiid a run for ROY I think it’s going to be Chriss.

        • Zinger says:
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          @Slim: I would of course like to win if I can =p but our keeper rule is you only get to keep top 5, and that replaces your next yr’s first 5 round of picks. I currently have Harden, Porzingis, Kemba, Dipo, Horford as my top 5 guys, would Chriss be an adequate replacement for one of them? Given I trade them for draft picks later in the yr. Oh and you can only keep a player for 3 yrs max, 5 yrs if a rookie.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Slim: @Zinger: I got you Slim, you impatient commenter you.

            More LaVine USG tonight too? Might happen.

            I’m still not that bold on Chriss, playing some junk time to close games (I think). 12er keeper, yeah def holding there though. Oh wait, yeah nevermind, he’s not gonna come close to a top-5 keeper. You can move on there

  3. Pbomb says:
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    Sorry jb but I’m with slim on this one. Paul george for the 30point challenge.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pbomb: Hah all good, just remember who has brought you to the promised land first!

  4. Rob says:
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    Klay Thompson for the 30 pt challenge!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rob: Nice! I considered him, but decided to go to the opposing SG

      • David M says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Question. Would you trade Thad Young for Nurk. I got lots of bigs and blocks and need a SF. I’m tempted by this. What do people think?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @David M: Def keeping Nurk. I’m fine exploring some trades, but I think Nurk could get more plus I’m not too huge on Thad, think he’s a smidge of a sell high

  5. David M says:
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    I going Giannis in the 30pt challenge

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @David M: Strong pick!

  6. Jensen says:
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    Give me Kyrie for 30. He owes me one.

    • Jensen says:
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      @Jensen: Oh, and the reason all those extensions got signed last night was the deadline for players from the 2013 NBA draft to sign an extension with their current team before they hit FA this summer. A brief recap of that draft: 1) Bennett 2) Dipo 3) Porter 4) Zeller 5) Len 10) McCollum 12) Adams 15) Giannis 21) Dieng 27) Gobert.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Jensen: Hah nice, let’s just hope he doesn’t go 29 again 🙂 Gotcha, yeah I knew it had to do with drafted team extension, but unsure. Man that Zeller pick looks awful compared to the class. Giannis 15, mmmm. Gobert was a home run

  7. Bgrizzle says:
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    Sac is coming off a back to back and Cousins is going to be tired. Give me Whiteside with his first 30pt game of the season!!!

    Can we talk about Eric Bledsoe for a minute… He doesnt look like the star for the suns right now. Only averaging 13 shots a game, his FT% is horrible and hasnt even blocked a shot. Please tell me it has more to do with him being a slow starter out of the season than the youth movement. Im pretty sure he’s on a contract year too.

  8. Zinger says:
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    Kyrie against HOU? Should be an easy 30

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zinger: If I didn’t see it being such a blowout, I mighta gone there

  9. Viz

    Viz says:
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    I’ll take Fournier for 30 tonight.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Viz: Like it! Wait, not going Hood vs. the Spurs this time?! 🙂

  10. Peaniece says:
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    I’ll also hop on the Kyrie wagon for 30 pts tonight!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Peaniece: Thats a good wagon!

  11. JG

    JG says:
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    This is a tough one…coin flip btwn PG and Klay. Klay won. Dark horse is on LBJ vs HOU but can only choose 1. Haha

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JG: Hah so I guess PG is your guy then?!

      • JG

        JG says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Heart says PG. Coin says Klay. I’m going with Klay.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JG: Oh my bad I read too fast! Hah yeah Klay it is!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @JG: @JB Gilpin: Damn that coin!

      • jay says:
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        @JB Gilpin: shoulda, woulda, coulda…damn coin! Ha

  12. jdubs says:
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    hmmmm…going with Rudy gay to get 30 tonight!

    How do you guys feel about tjones? I’ve been disappointed in his minutes this first week, and with rubio going down I’m going to need some assists. assuming tjones has a similar statline tonight that he has had this past week, should I be dropping him for JJ Barea?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jdubs: Interesting, I like it!

      Yeah I would make that move, I was always a tad skeptical on Tjones minutes. Barea is playing a little more than we expected, but still has a pretty big role with D Harris out

  13. Dusty says:
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    I’ll take Myles Turner for 30

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dusty: Nice!

  14. Dante Green says:
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    Was talking to a friend/leaguemate, I unofficially offered him Clarkson, Kieff and Saric for AGordon and Jokic–he said he could take it. Your thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Whoaaaaa, love that deal! Nice dealing!!!

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