Internet! Better audio! A nice weekend of basketball! Life is going good right now! On today’s show, we recap the big news and notes from around the NBA including some big men adds like Lucas Noguiera and Kelly Olynyk, PG returning like Patrick Beverley, and the Nuggets big men annoying the crap outta e’rybody! We then play another edition of Can We Make Slim Look Stupid, and wrap the show with our 30-point challenge picks.
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1. hi JB. Picked up Tjones based on his “strong” tease of a performance today. The pelicans literally have nobody up front to help AD, and I think tjones can actually be solid now that gentry seems to trust him a little more.
That being said, do you foresee him outplaying ilyasova ROS? My team seems to be a punt pts/3s team (tho I have lowry, crowder, bazemore and covington), but will need to let either ilya or tjones go once crowder is off the IR. thoughts?
2. drop hield, pbev, or nance jr. for henson in my 16m? Its FAAB bidding. i overspent and bid $24 for mirotic yday (which I won – second closest was $17). i have a $10 bid on henson – should i go more? haha
@hamtime: Got ya on an earlier post!
Going off a previous thread elsewhere, I dropped Nurk and RoCo for Kieff and Capela in my 10 team 14 cat roto. Need the brds and multi cat upside without smashing my efficiency..
Thoughts on my squad pwease:
Avery (honestly still one of my best rebounders #notafluke)
Gorgui (need him flirting closer to a dub dub to warrant high rank)
Goose (if he plays more center like he did today, those brds should increase)
Capela (if he gets 25-30min per, I have no prob rostering him)
As I mentioned in the other thread, Tyson C is on the waivers so if Capela doesn’t show me something in the next two games, I’ll try and grab the old man for those brds. Also, did I mention Avery??
@JB Gilpin: Oh and gimme Kembaaaa for the 30-burger against the Minny Pups
@Lasandro: I’m OK with those, in a shallower 10 team, tough to roster Nurk, especially with your injuries. Capela is indeed your most expendable, hopefully he can keep it going. I’d be good streaming if his next game is bad for Tyson, since you have the ORED/DREB cats. I was about to be like,”no you can’t!” but Kemba is 12th in scoring?! Thought he’d be higher, nice pick!
@JB Gilpin: Yay again – and two in a row for me 🙂 Kemba hitting those last two FTs with 11 seconds to go was JUST enough. That game actually had a ton of high scorers in it..
..Except for my boy Gorgui of course. I dunno man – he’s such a terrific low post player but that starting 5 is bereft with offensive-minded players. He’s the ultimate decoy player for them, always setting picks and rolling, only for Lavine or Wiggs to swing the ball across the arc. There was one possession where he sealed Zeller perfectly, received the pass, and threw it down on him for an and-1. I’m like “how are you not running this play for him at least once a quarter??” Anyways, I really do hope he gets 10 shot attempts per game, moving forward. Would like his stls to increase too, but yeah.. I guess drafting him as my first big after BroLo and Goose has given me higher expectations. Still happy having him on my squad.
I just need to flip one of my guards (listed above) for an elite rebounder. Been chasing guys like Love, Gortat, but no one wants none of that D’Angelo action haha. Hell, I even pitched Tobias for Gortat but that owner wasn’t interested.. weird, considering he’s leading in all rebounding cats and needs a scoring wing badly. @Slim was right to say on the pod that rebounders dried up real quick in this year’s drafts. I’ll be sure to take that into account next season. Nurk was supposed to be one of my 10+ rebound guys smh. Imagine if the Knicks actually start playing Goose more at the 5, like the last game. His brds are gonna skyrocket! Sure hope they do.
Jrue is back this Friday, yaaaay! Man, I dont care how bad he starts off. I am ALL IN on supporting this man this season. Unless he gets injured ha. But just before I snatched him off the wire a couple of weeks ago, I was doing some research on his status and stumbled upon a video posted on twitter by his trainer of him doing some workouts in the gym and weights room, stating that he’s getting ready to come back real soon. Not even Rotoworld had mentioned this, so I was kinda proud of my sleuthing. Also checked out his instagram and saw all these nice pics of he and his wife – such a cute couple. Picked him up immediately, then played Madonna’s “Holiday” to celebrate the occasion.
@Lasandro: Nice! Kemba is playing his way out of being a valid pick, all this scoring. When it’s all said and done, Dieng’s numbers are gonna look fine. Just feels blah game to game.
Def could use one more boarder, but isn’t too bad!
Holiday!!!! Celebrate!!!! Haha, yeah I would be thrilled if I had him somewhere, I don’t think I do…
@Lasandro: @JB Gilpin: PS, feeling better on D’Angelo yet?!?!??!
@JB Gilpin: Pscht, I’m still tryna trade his ass. I would buy majorly low on Parsons.. but I need to see some more mins outta him. What if I flipped Dangelo for Ariza? Scoring will be an obvious loss, but I dont need the assists and Trev should be able to help me elsewhere, right? Or flip Otto for Ariza, for them stls?
@Lasandro: Sure, Ariza sounds like a good comparable value, given needs. Same with the Otto deal. Honestly in Roto, I might be more apt to move D’Angelo for Ariza than Otto
CJ McCollum for 30
@Game of Zones: Man, he gets people points for 30+ games twice and is still not even close to top 10 in scoring. Crazy! Nice pick!
Towns for 30
@Paul: Sehr gut!
Jimmy butler for 30, trying to get my first point here!
@Irk NO D Nowitzki: Following Slim’s lead, I will be sadly cheering against you!
Soo, decided to try and buy lowish on Jokic, sending Harrison Barnes and Gobert for Jokic and Millsap. What do you think? 10 cat with FT made
PG- Kemba, Schroeder, Jrue, Payton
SG- Harden, Smart, Slim Harris
PF- Millsap, Turner
C- Drummond, Deandre, Jokic
IR – RJax
Love the pod, let me get D’Angelo for 30
@Connor: Oh, also on the November 8th pod post I took CJ for 30 and it isn’t reflected on the board yet. Thanks man!
@Connor: Whoaaaaa, love that deal! Still Millsap by a good bit over Gobert for me, and def still taking the flier on Jokic over Barnes. I like it!
Wow, bold with D’Angelo, nice! And thanks for listening! YEah sorry I guess I search comments for C.J. or McCollum, and didn’t see your just “CJ” so I missed it. Sorry about that! Updated, and you’re part of our logjam tie at 2!
@Connor: @JB Gilpin: Nice work, you and me man, at 3!
Kyrie for the30-point challenge
@Pbomb: Nice, good luck!
Great podcast, JB! Slowly starting to emerge from the malaise and you and Slim and some fantasy hoops are helping.
You brought up Gordon on the pod and I’m wondering if he’s still a hold in 10-team leagues for you. He doesn’t seem like a guy who is going to be detrimental anywhere, but he hasn’t yet come up big in the young season either. I can envision him being the last guy on my roster in a week or two, so he might go for a streaming spot. Are you still keeping the faith with Gordon?
Have a good week, man. And thanks for all the great content in this mad world!
@JakeTPE: Thanks man, appreciate that! 10er… Ugh if he’s still coming off the bench and nothing is improving, yeah I am good streaming it.
Appreciate it man, have a good week yourself! We’re trying to keep it fun and comical in this crazy time haha
I’ll take LeBron again in the 30 with some DeMar inspiration.
Who is you real-life MVP 10 games in? So many good candidates…
@Dusty: Wow, so used to having LeBron off limits, it’s tough to remember you can pick him! Great question. Brow has been incredible, and went at the end of the first due to injury concern. Which still may be right! A little bit more lower end, TJ Warren is up there. Nearly undrafted to top-25 player so far
Give me nougeira for 30.
JK gonna go with Irving again. Thanks 😀
Btw I decided to keep Embiid and not trade for oladipo after the game last night. Oladipo is really struggling while embiid continues to produce. Even when oladipo trends back up, there’s no telling that he will beat embiid in production.
Also with nurk struggling, I only have Gobert as my true big, should probably keep embiid.
I have cp3, irving, booker, and avery bradley as my guards so I’m feeling good there. Was punting assists but so far have won 2 weeks in assists lol. CP3 is just too good.
@Jeremy: Hah if Nogueria got to 30, it would be on like 15-16 FG shooting haha.
Only thing that has me thinking Dipo is those ridiculous TO. I think I might take Embiid in 8 cat though! But makes sense needing the big man stats
Haha I wouldn’t mind, I scooped him up in all my leagues hoping for a whiteside/gobert/larry sanders emergence . I just remember missing out on all of them back then and it still hurts right now, so not this time! Praying that he won’t be a bust. I will take 8 pts 8 rebs, 1 steal, 1.8 blocks the rest of the way and I’m happy.
Yea his TOs are meh, but I have been middle of the pack so far probably cuz of CP3 and his ridiculous A/T ratio lol
@Jeremy: Larry Sanders! Talk about a blast from the past. That seems sooooo apropos.
True, yeah if you’re middle of the road with Embiid’s terrible TO, you’re doing fine with him then!
Give me Kyrie for 30 tonight. he’s had so many 29 point games this season on 30 point challenge nights, but tonight will be different! Hopefully!
@jdubs: Hahaha, yeah man, he’s been so close so many times! Like the pick tho
Gonna to try to be different just coz don’t need to put down money on this.
I’ll go Kyle Lowry. Torch might have been passed to Derozan but I think vs CLE and how he’s done so well against this team, I’ll take a chance on him getting that 1st big scoring game for the season.
@JG: 28 points and a full line. So close.
@JG: @Slim: Damn, yeah I thought that was about to happen for ya!
I’m going with Lou Williams for 30. Might as well swing for the fences.
@TheMuppetManiac: 6 points in 17 minutes. That ain’t no fence, that’s a Trumpian wall.
@TheMuppetManiac: @Slim: 6 points in a high scoring game too…
kyrie for 30
@Peaniece: Not quite, it was a good game though.
@Peaniece: @Slim: Damn, averaging 23.9 yet only one 30 point game. Why this game is hard!
Paul Millsap for the 30 pt challenge!!
@FHRITP: I watched most of this game, the Heat did a heck of a job on sapper.
@FHRITP: @Slim: I watched a lot too, Whiteside was unreal on the offensive glass. James Johnson defense!
kyrie easy 30
@Zinger: Not this time.
@Zinger: @Slim: Yup, didn’t quite get there
Hope I’m not too late! I finally figured out the rules to this game (picked Damian Lillard last time lol). So I will go with Jimmy Buckets. He better get 30 for my fantasy team’s sake. Dieng, Nurkic, Parsons all giving me anxiety these past 7-10 games.
@JashFath: You and me both, Jimmy coming up just short for us. At least he still helped out our fantasy teams, not a bad line last night besides the lack of steals. I’ll let it pass this time…
@JashFath: @Slim: You’re good! As long as pick is in before that game started.
@JB Gilpin: @JB Gilpin: @Slim: Yeah, no 30 points, but still a good scoring night for our teams! He saved my matchup from early peril after my Dion Waiters streamer took a dump on the chest of my FG% and TO. In fact, the 3 players who played before Butler (Waiters, Dieng, T-Johnson) combined for 16 TOs…. 16 TOs! None of those guys are PGs either! So Buckets took my 1-10 back to a 5-5-1. Thank you Jimmy B, thank you.
Kemba for 30! Good pod guys, looking forward to Slim’s theme music coming back
@The Gintern: do doot do do. do doot do do do do. do doot do do.
Good pick. A bunch of people got a point yesterday. Dang it Jimmy with “only” 27.
@The Gintern: @Slim: Thanks for listening! I’ll be sure Slim works on the theme music haha. Kemba is playing ridiculous, good 2nd half turnaround from the Hornets last night
I gave up on jokic and already dropped him in our 12 team league.
Kemba for the 30-point challenge.
@Pbomb: Damnnnnnn. Can’t blame ya though. Cool, can you post your pick on today’s Pod, just so I don’t forget?