Want to know what’s even more fun than doing a Podcast with no internet?!  Doing a second one with no internet!  Thanks to the cable wire literally hanging in my front yard, today’s Podcast is another edition of some make-shift audio, but we still try to bring da goods!  On today’s show, we catch up on Otto Porter‘s huge run, if Zach LaVine can be this good of a shooter, and what to do with Pau Gasol.  We then wrap the show with our 30-point challenge picks and a quick catch-up with what we’ve been watching.

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  1. Marshall says:
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    Drop Noah for Larry nance?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Marshall: Ehhhhh, it’s close. I’ll be on the fence and say need based. If TO or FT% are issues for your squad, then I’d be OK with it

  2. FHRITP says:
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    Blake Griffin for the 30-pt challenge

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FHRITP: Wow he’s way down the list! Surprised he’s under 20 a game. Nice pick!

  3. Irk NO D Nowitzki says:
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    PG13 for 30 points tonight, as he said that they don’t have a team spirit i am counting on his individualism. Welcoming the new kobe!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Irk NO D Nowitzki: Hah you and me man, we gonna get a point tonight!

      • Ryan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Make that 3 for PG13. He almost did it the other day, but I don’t think he’s going to need OT to get there this time around. Being able to pick PG makes me feel like I’m cheating the system. How many games must pass before we’re allowed to pick players who weren’t in the top-10 last season?

        I thought the Pacers were going to be a top 5 team in the East this year btw. They better prove me right by blowing out teams they’re supposed to win against… like Philly.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ryan: We only used top-10 from the year before the first week. Who knows, it might be a while before he’s back in the top 10 scorers! Still some time for the Pacers to gel, it’s early

  4. Principal Blackman says:
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    Drop Mozgov or Harkless for RoLo in a deepish root league with no TO that counts both PTS and FGM as cats?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Principal Blackman: Hmmmm, yeah I’m good swapping out Mozgov for Rolo

  5. Fitz says:
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    Hey guys! I’m in a 20 man league. Some owner got frustrated with Biyombo and dropped him. Should I pick him up for Dedmon or Shumpert? Thanks!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fitz: Def nab him. I think I would indeed lose Dedmon Any time!

  6. Pbomb says:
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    PG13 for the 30pt challenge. I’m with you on this one JB.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pbomb: Hell yeah! A lot of people gonna be getting points if it works out!

  7. Boldin says:
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    Hi man,

    Rocky start to this year (16 team league), losing all the time. Dropped Buddy for Chriss once I knew he is a starter. However, it didnt start too good. Possible pickups are Nogueira, Nance Jr., Iggy, D. Powell, J. Anderson, H. Thompson, Brogdon, Patterson, J. Murray…. Do the young guys in Dallas have the chance to play more minutes down the road? Brogdon’s and Nance’s productivity are interesting as well…

    My team
    1. (7) Karl-Anthony Towns C
    2. (26) Kristaps Porzingis PF,C
    3. (39) Derrick Favors PF,C
    4. (58) Dennis Schroder PG
    5. (71) D’Angelo Russell PG
    6. (90) Jordan Clarkson PG,SG
    7. (103) Avery Bradley PG,SG
    8. (122) Justise Winslow SF,PF
    9. (135) Terrence Jones SF,PF
    10. (154) (Buddy Hield SG) DROPPED FOR Chriss
    11. (167) Josh Richardson SG,SF
    12. (186) JaMychal Green PF
    13. (199) (Alec Burks PG,SG) DROPPED FOR T. Booker

    Thanks a lot 😉

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Boldin: Hah yeah Chriss didn’t work out… I’d nab Nance for him, Powell remains interesting though. Any time!

  8. Lasandro says:
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    Gimme my BF Avery against the Poppycockers. I see him taking over!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: Bold, but I really like it!

  9. Ryan says:
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    Time Warner cable? I was unaware they offered cable service. Wonder what happens to your cable when/if the AT&T/TW merger goes through. Maybe you will get Direct TV service instead?

    And thanks guys, you touched upon my two biggest questions of the week: Adams and Pau. Seriously, has anyone watched Adams at the line? Does his form look radically different? I want to know if the improvement is for real. There’s no way 95% holds up, but I’m putting in some offers for him if he can improve to mid-70s. And how can Pau be any worse than he already is? I’m going to try to push the limits of what it means to buy low.

    Also thoughts on JaMychal Green? He’s cooled off a ton. Am starting to wonder if I should stream his spot. Or is his long-term value enough to hold? I’m still working on a 2-1 trade to open up a streaming spot. Swap JaMychal for CJ Miles? Harkless? Leur? I don’t buy what Miles is doing at all. His value is predicated on scoring. He’s getting the same amount of shots as he was getting last season and is shooting unsustainable percents.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: Yup, sadly… Haha. Yeah not sure exactly what we’re going to do. Were happy with our service until these past few weeks….

      The few FT I’ve seen, it’s looked like a sweet stroke from Adams! Agree Pau is a buy low…

      I don’t fully buy Miles either, but I think you gotta ride him while hot over Green. Stuckey injury has opened up a lot of PT for him

  10. Peaniece says:
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    Too lazy to think so I’ll just jump on the pg wagon for 30. 😀

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Peaniece: Hah nice, welcome to the bandwagon!

  11. ILoveBasketball says:
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    Hey guys!

    Update question, should I drop TJones for Danny Green?

    Thanks

    • That Feetwork says:
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      @ILoveBasketball: Just to clarify, it’s the TJones of the Terrence variety

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @That Feetwork: Hah yeah, I forget there’s a new tjones now too, in Minny! Ehhhh, it’s safety vs. upside. If you were FT punt I’d def hold. Gun to my head, I like safety, gimme Green

  12. Rice says:
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    Hey JB!

    Matt Barnes has been a tough ride so far. I would love to hold out for a Rudy Gay trade, but who knows on that right?

    Drop him for E’Twaun Moore? I could use the scoring / %’s boost.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rice: Hey! Yeah it’s been a little annoying… I’m good making that swap

  13. Hamtime says:
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    1. My jokic for melo? No brainer, right?

    2. Pls rank – ish, ilyasova, Matt Barnes

    3. Drop zaza for dunn?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Hamtime: 1. Maybe not a no brainer, but yeah def gimme Melo, I had him ranked ahead going into the year. 2. ROS or short term? ROS prob Barnes, Ily, Ish, short term I’d wanna have Ish though. 3. Sure, is this the same moves-limit league though?

  14. Viz

    Viz says:
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    Give me Wall for 30 in an attempt to get 2 in a row

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Viz: Just has to avoid an ejection! Ha

      • Viz

        Viz says:
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        @JB Gilpin: 23 at half and doesn’t get to 30, ugh!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Viz: Haha at least he didn’t get ejected!

  15. Ball Junkie says:
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    Hey JB! Offering my A.Gordan for Joker as a buy low. Punt FT build. What do you think ROS?

    Thanks for your great site!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ball Junkie: Sure, I like that one! Nice buy low if he takes it. Appreciate that, we try!

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Ball Junkie: Jeez. I probably keep Gordon. Both would probably be ranked similarly. Eh. Punt FT doesnt do much with Jokic. I dont know about offering that much for Jokic. Malone only plays Gary Harris big minutes. It’s just the way he is. I dont see where Jokic will help more than Gordon.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Ball Junkie: @Slim: Agree, at status quo they’re about the same. So why not have the same for a few months, hope the Nugs deal Faried, and take the upside of 32+ MPG Jokic?

        • Slim

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          @JB Gilpin: That could very well not happen even if Faried is delt but my response was also based off the possibility of more minutes. I’m definitely not taking the case that Gordon can’t be better either. He’s almost certain to improve as the year progresses.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Ball Junkie: @Slim: Probably, but Jokic is playing decent, just not getting the run. I’m not gonna fact check, but I bet his per-36s are mostly better than A Gord

  16. Doctor G says:
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    I’ll go out on a limb and take Ruuuuuudy to drop 30 tonight vs the jail blazers. Quick question. How do you feel about trading Elfrid for Jrue, with the news that Jrue will be back next week?? I know you had Elf ranked way higher. Thanks man!

    • Slim

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      @Doctor G: The ranking was definitely based off Jrues uncertain return. With everything looking good at home that uncertainty is gone. I (we) like Elfrid more than most but still he isnt Jrue, and i think its important to note Jrue is 100% healthy. A little rusty without some practice but top 50 should be easy for him relatively soon and Elfrid is probably just outside that. If i had Jrue I’d probably decline the offer. If someone offered him to me for my Elfrid. Eh. Yeah, I’d take it.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Doctor G: @Slim: Agree, I think I’d want Jrue at this point now. So hard to rank unknown timelines like that, very happy for the Holiday family.

        And nice call on Rudy, that’s a good matchup!

  17. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I’m taking the Goose for 30.

    Just traded Jokic for Parsons. I’m pretty happy about that.

    When Holiday comes back, is Fraizer droppable or do you think he holds enough value for the last guy on the bench in a 12 team league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheMuppetManiac: Nice! Goose and Parsons comments!

      Holiday is close, I think the first few games Frazier will actually still be usable. I don’t think he loses everything overnight

        • Slim

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          @Slim: He won’t be 12er worthy. If theres someone available with season long value then i’m good with the move.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @TheMuppetManiac: @Slim: @Slim: Sure. Agree with that. But as a Frazier owner in a few RCLs, I’m not rushing to cut him right this second

  18. jdubs says:
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    Gimme Kemba for 30 tonight!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jdubs: Noice!

  19. Rice says:
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    Just for a fun exercise…. who wins in this deal? and is it close?

    IT2 & Porter… for… Westbrook

    • Slim

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      @Rice: Gotta know league depth. Thats alot easier to do for westbrook in a 10er than in a 20er. Either way my preference is to consolidate. I’ll go Westbrook and the empty roster spot.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Rice: @Slim: I’m taking Westbrook too, and I don’t think it’s that close. If Porter maintains this run over another month, then yeah I might flip flop haha

        • Rice says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Thanks guys! It’s a 12 team / 9 cat league.

          I made the (drunkin) draft day decision to pair up Westbrook and Deandre Jordan, and between the two of them I’m punting FG%/FT%/TO.

          I’m having trouble getting fair value for Deandre because he’s yet to play up to his potential so far.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Rice: Haha yeah that’s a rough combo, but at least Westbrook is delivering the crazy popcorn stats we expected! Yeah a little better the past two games for DJ, and that FT punt we expected!

  20. Jeremy says:
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    PG13 for me too.

    With the steals being a real thing, adams might end up being a top 50 guy lol

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jeremy: Ugh, stupid Sixers! And stupid Adams!

  21. Game of Zones says:
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    would you trade Gortat for pau Gasol ? 12 team 9 catg standard league .

    • Game of Zones says:
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      @Game of Zones: and Kemba for 30

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Game of Zones: Ummmm, well Gasol looked good last night… I think I’d feel safer with Gortat though so prob hold. And wow, what a game from Kemba, nice work!

  22. JG

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    Hmmm… Hayward vs horrible ORL team or Melo vs BOS

    I’ll go Melo for the 30 pt challenge (gulp)

    • JG

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      @JG: well he was looking good through the 1st qtr and then…EJECTED! Ugh!!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @JG: Hahahahaha BRUTAL! Yeah Knicks got testy haha

  23. miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey! What do you think of Capella and Knight/Payton/mudiay for Fournier? No %s kept. Thank!

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      @miles proudfoot: also, if I can’t get a trade going and need to drop someone to get jrue of the IL, would it be cj miles or knight?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @miles proudfoot: If there’s no %s then I would def hold. No FT% for Capela boosts him. Wow… I’m having trouble not saying Knight, so yeah I think it’s Knight!

  24. jozepi says:
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    Dang JB,must have had some painful bandaids in your life, maybe closer to duct tape on le scrotum? Gimme skinny Kyle Lowry for the 30

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jozepi: Hahahahaha, yeah that woulda been about as painful! Lowry barely hung in vs. Kemba…

  25. Connor says:
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    Off the wall a bit but I’ll take Drummond for 30

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: Hasn’t a bad call!

  26. Dusty says:
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    Hopefully I’m not too late, had internet issues all day. I’ll take CJ for 30 if I still can.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dusty: I’m good with it, you get a point good sir! That game hadn’t started yet so you’re good!

      • Slim

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        @JB Gilpin: Me too! Tied er up at 2.

  27. Dante Green says:
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    Really loving CJ right now–22.2/4.4/3.0/1.6/0.7; 2.3 treys, 2.2 tos; .485 FG. I was having second thoughts why I drafted him over Dipo and Kristaps before the season started but now I’m truly convinced that I did the right thing. Hah

    JB I know you aren’t too high on JRich and Hark but I got a situation here, Jae will be back in 4-5 days and I will have to drop a player just to make room for him. Who would you drop though? JRich, Harkless or Delly? I really think I should stick it out with Jrich so it boils down to either Delly or Harkless. It’s gonna be needs based ain’t it?

    Hark–PTS, BLK, 3PM, REB
    Delly–AST, STL

    Delly’s 6.3 dimes per game is huge and his 3.8 boards from a point guard is helpful. But Hark offers better overall value don’t you think? I know Stotts rotation could be sometimes unreliable with Turner, Crabbe and Aminu (who’s going to be sidelined in the next couple of weeks) there but isn’t Harkless ahead of them right now? I dunno man, would love to know what you have to say! Thanks

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      @Dante Green: Whoaaaaaaa, that was high for McCollum! I still have faith Zinger can out produce but in a different way. Nice call!

      I would likely be cutting Harkless, I just don’t think he stays super involved game in game out. He’s ahead for now, but you never know. All you know with the Blazers is their backcourt is gonna be awesome most night!

    • Slim

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      @Dante Green: I actually own CJ and Jimmy Butler in a league, strange I know but I got Butler at 30 and CJ at 43, just couldn’t pass that up.

      Yeah it’s need based and both are kinda bleh, but I agree the drop isn’t Richardson.

  28. jonny says:
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    Looks like rubio and holiday are both getting close! I have both in my IR, but not sure who to drop when the time comes. What do you think? its a 10 man h2h. Also have ellis on the wire.

    payton, collison, knight
    harden, beal, harris
    parsons, gallinari
    green, dieng, covington
    ibaka, millsap

    Thanks in advance!

    • Slim

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      @jonny: I’m looking at Knight and Covington as drops. I assume that’s Draymond too… I know it’s alot of 3s to lose but they just aren’t helping otherwise.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @jonny: @Slim: Sorry for slow response, but Rubio is now here! Wow I think it’s Knight too…

  29. Dave says:
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    Will you do gortat for jokic trade 12 team 9catg .

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @Dave: Nope I’d hold Gortat. Jokic is lost.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dave: @Slim: Wowwwwwww and Slim HATES Gortat! But yeah, hold Gortat for me too

  30. JG says:
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    P. Gasol just hit waivers in my 12team h2h 9-cat. I have #2 waiver priority and feel like he has too much value & upside not to pounce.

    Only prob is I l really ike the end of my bench… Would you drop J. Richardson, C. Capela, Kilpatrick, Covington, or Mudiay for him?

    • Slim

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      @JG: Capela is probably the odd man out, but if you’re good with assists Mudiay can go. He’s destroying your FG% and TOs without much help to assists. The good does not outweigh the bad.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @JG: @Slim: I know I’m slow, but he def should be picked up off that weekend! I think Slim is still too anti-Mudiay. I probably would drop Capela too

  31. Lasandro says:
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    I’m needing a spike in FTs. Do I offer Kemba for Jimmy, in my 14 cat roto? Butler’s really turning things up.. as is Kemba of course. I’d offer Goose instead, but I need his upside in blks.

    • Slim

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      @Lasandro: Phew, that is really tough. You lose 2 3s and 1.5 assists for 2 extra FT attempts per game. I’ll hold Kemba, Butler with all these FTs kind of worries me a bit with his injury history too.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: @Slim: This is that 14 cat too right? I wouldn’t sacrifice a better fantasy asset (in my mind, due to injury concern and a few other things) just for that additional cat.

  32. Andrew Ringer says:
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    Given news that Holliday is returning this upcoming week, would you rather own him or Rubio?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Andrew Ringer: @Slim: Ugh. Yeah I guess Jrue too for the upside, but def are must owns by a good margain

  33. porzingod says:
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    more valuable moving forward in a 20 team league: gobert and matt barnes or tobias harris and marcus morris?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @porzingod: Kinda tough. Barnes is near useless and Gobert is the best. Obviously lose alot of scoring and FT%, I’ll stick with Tobias’ side but if Barnes can be just a little better of a player instead I’d make the trade.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @porzingod: @Slim: Barnes isn’t useless in a 20 team league Slim.

        I mean, this is crazy needs based. If you need a big, then sure Gobert. If you have pretty good blocks, then sure, gimme the Pistons

        • porzingod says:
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          @JB Gilpin: you guys summed up my inner-head debate basicly. how about sending tobias and barea for my man porzingis. how long do you think barea gonna keep his value?

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @porzingod: Well I would take Porzingis there in a second, even with Barea healthy… Unfortunately, looks like Barea might be out a long time 🙁

  34. Tyler says:
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    Hey JB!

    What do you think of these trades? Can you rank them from best to worst?
    1.) Capela + Harkless for Ibaka
    2.) Dragic + Hood for I.Thomas
    3.) Dragic + LouWill for I.Thomas
    4.) Nurkic + Dragic for Boogie
    5.) Nurkic + Hood for Boogie

    Current lineup:
    Lowry,Dragic,Hood,G.Harris,Sergio,LouWill,
    Giannis,Gay,Hayward,Harkless,
    Gobert, Nurkic, Capela
    IL-Tyreke

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: Sure! I’d rank them 5 – steal 1 – would be a steal 4- love it, but not as much as 5/1 3 – its OK, I guess the scoring and 3s help a smidge. About even. 2. Probably not doing that one

  35. Tyler says:
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    Nurkic or Ibaka?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: Def gotta take Ibaka, too much inconsistency from nurk

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