The morning Pods are here!  Slim deserves at least 24 shrimp on the barbie for being able to knock out the Pods in the morning, as we opened the show with it still dark out.  I wish the Razzball Basketball Podcast Studio was on a farm!  We’d hear background roosters!  On today’s show we recap big news from over the weekend including the Hawks backcourt, from the suggestion of commenter LOLER go through a few of our early surprises and disappointments, play another edition of Can We Make Slim Look Stupid, then preview tonight’s games with our 30-Point Challenge picks.

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  1. hamtime says:
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    1. drop dieng for taj, randle, or henson in a 14 team?

    2. my lillard/tjones for kawhi/middleton

    3. is lauvergne rosterable? thought he would play but he’s apparently out today. damn you rotoworld! would you drop him and just stash nurk?

    4. dropped lou for RHJ. feels great. i hope RHJ doesn’t disappoint!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hamtime: 1. Nah, yeah I prob would, then yes probably again. BLK a need Henson, overall I’ll roll dice on Randle. 2. Love Tjones too much, gonna hold off 3. Hahaha I’m worried about nurk though… If same league as #1 I’d rather all of those. 4. Lou had 16 but no much else last night and it’s falling off, RHJ for REB/STL is gonna be a huge help!

  2. jonny says:
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    Should I drop courtney lee or stanley johnson for gerald green, tyler johnson or RHJ in 14 team h2h?

    Picked up chalmers yesterday too, think he’ll provide low end value for the year?

    • Slim

      Slim says:
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      @jonny: Courtney Lee can definitely go. StanJo is a hold given the options. I don’t know yet how the Heat will look with Gerald Green back. If Tyler still sees 28 minutes then he’s the guy, but I don’t think that is what’s going to happen. Without knowing what the Heat do, and assuming you don’t need points then RHJ is the gamble I’d take.

      In a 14er with 24ish minutes… Chalmers should be right on the boarder, but yes it’s his job and no one is going to take it. 3s and Steals should be good, low end everywhere else.

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @jonny: @Slim: Totally with Slim. Right now StanJo and RHJ, but Johnson has the upside over RHJ if Green barely gets off the bench. 14er Chalmers is def worth owning, I dunno about all yr though

  3. TheJohn says:
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    is this a good trade?

    Mine: LBJ Collison/Barton/Wade
    for
    His: Butler + Hill/Teague/Rubio

    or should i try force for both! but unlikely… i need 3’s and improve my FT…

    also he want to discuss whiteside for LMA -ish and i want to improve FT so lookin into it!!

    TIA!

    • TheJohn says:
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      @TheJohn: can also mix ariza!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @TheJohn: Whiteside one I’m not doing, I like LBJ Barton for Butler Teague!

        • TheJohn says:
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          @JB Gilpin: thanks!!

          teague > hill??

          i kinda need 3’s…

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @TheJohn: Any time! Yup Teague over Hill

  4. Hamtime says:
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    1. Paul George or Drummond for 14m/9cat

    2 . Favors over melo, right?

    3. Drummond/kemba or bled/Gallo

    Thanks. Awesome podcast. Wish you could do these daily!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hamtime: 1. I’m all in on George, PG13 2. If your D stats were mad solid and needed scoring I could see Melo, but prob Favors most times. 3. Man, totally depends on needs, in a vacuum I think Drummo side is a smidge better. Thanks for listening man! Glad it was solid this morning, I’m still getting used to a completely new schedule haha. We’ll definitely be in the talks for more shows in the future!

  5. Chinzy says:
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    Hey JB. I know I just asked you yesterday, but the other owner was able to substitute the trade since I asked if there was any other player he can move…

    His Kemba Walker + Ryan Anderson/Tobias Harris for my Darren Collison + Greg Monroe?

    Owner said he can substitute with Tobias.
    Now if I do this, this will give me Oladipo, Fournier and Tobias all magic players… Thoughts?

    I see my team shooting a lot of 3s lately (Cousin’s new found arsenal) so I wasn’t high on Ryno’s negative FG potential and him only giving me out of position 3s. My team is strong in FG so the addition of Kemba and low FG player might hurt me while losing Monroe.

    10 Man H2H 9 CAT ( My strategy: Punt FT)
    Victor Oladipo PG,SG
    Brandon Knight PG,SG
    Isaiah Thomas PG
    Kyle Lowry PG
    Darren Collison PG
    Bradley Beal SG
    Evan Fournier SG/SF
    Al-Farouq Aminu SF/PF
    Thaddeus Young SF/PF
    Greg Monroe PF/C
    Andre Drummond PF/C
    DeMarcus Cousins PF/C
    DeAndre Jordan C

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chinzy: Well Thad/Cousins/Drum/Jordan should all help rally FG% for ya. I think the Tobias one I’m still taking based on roster comp. Sucks to have so many Magic, but they have 4/4/4 playoff sched so it’s not the worst thing!

  6. Datfish says:
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    Just flipped Barton and K Midd for Hayward in 12 team 11 cat with FTA and MIN. How’d I do?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Datfish: Wow A++++++++++! Well, maybe if grading hard an A-, Kmidd def gets help with MIN, actually nvm, negated by Hayward and FTA boost

  7. Lasandro says:
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    Looking at a response of yours above, you’d rate kawhi higher than Lillard these days?

    Also, if trading away my KAT landed me Horford, Favours or Serge, would you be keen on that (if so, in which order)? We’ve already discussed another trade scenario where I trade my KAT and jack for BLo and Teague (14cat roto). I may go ahead with that, but depends on when Jeff returns.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: No I was not doing that deal. Lillard side I wanted to hold. Very close, kicker is I like Tjones well over Kmidd. Yup I’d like it! Favors still prob 3rd. Horford 1.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @jb Gilpin: ugh, listening to you stick up for Jack has me hesitant to do the jack and Kat deal for Teague BLo trade.. But I prob won’t be regretting after a week or so, right? Lopez at least has a set role going forward, particularly with that offseason contract. Teague doesn’t really have an injury history right? We’ve all had ankle sprains and they don’t exactly linger, once healed. As a kankle man myself, I should know! Can pull the trigger on that deal if you think it’s fine. Feel free to chime in too @slim

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Teague’s had some ankles, but given needs he should make it worthy. I fortunately have avoided most ankle injuries when I balled!

  8. your mom says:
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    Hey yo. In a 14 team 9cat roto league, would you deal ad/Thad/Barton for butler/horford/dragic? My team is – guards/wings: bledsoe, harden, a.Bradley, Burke, Wes Matthews, covington
    Bigs:ad, sullinger, Thad, bjelica, dieng
    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @your mom: Yo! Whewwww, decimates your big men even with Horford coming in. It’s close, I’d feel a lot better with it if Dragic was swapped out for a big if they have them

  9. SB says:
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    Who would you pick for 9cat H2h league 10er? Hayward or B. Knight?

    Hayward is off to a slow start while B.Knight is somewhat having a good start. In the long run who would be more consistent?

    I like the value of Knight because of the pace PHO is playing in. While Haywards touches has been reduced because a lot of the “new and young” guys are sucking up his touches.

    Your thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @SB: Well both should be pretty consistent, I’ll stick with Hayward, but it is pretty close. FT volume helps Hayward too in 9cat

  10. Tim says:
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    Should Ty Lawson be owned in all 12ers? over schroder or will barton or marvin? he hasn’t been too hot lately

    • Tim says:
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      @Tim: or Darren Collison?

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tim: Ugh yeah and might lost his starting role here. Definitely rather Collison. Other three are meh, I might try and hold a little longer and wait and see first

  11. jcg says:
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    JB and Slim whats happenin fellas?!

    12 team H2H. Would you drop anyone to stash Tyreke?

    Who do you think would be the two most droppable on the squad
    in case of a big free agent? It’s tough to trade in this league

    Damian Lillard Por – PG

    Will Barton Den – SG,SF

    Isaiah Thomas Bos – PG

    Otto Porter Was – SF

    Nikola Mirotic Chi – SF,PF

    Nemanja Bjelica Min – PF

    Ryan Anderson NO – PF,C

    Andre Drummond Det – PF,C

    Robert Covington Phi – SG,SF

    Jeff Teague Atl – PG

    Jimmy Butler Chi – SG,SF

    Al-Farouq Aminu Por – SF,PF

    Rudy Gobert Uta – C 

    • JB Gilpin

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      @jcg: I’d probably say Aminu is the #1 drop, even though he’s been OK. The Pels looking THIS bad have no reason to rush Tyreke though… If no IR I dunno if I’m rushing to get him

  12. dom says:
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    tempted to revisit a trade that would send me Draymond for R Jackson and T Harris/Crowder. Would free up a roster spot to stream. 10 team league with good players on the wire. 9 cat.

    my team as it currently stands

    PG Jackson, Clarkson, Bledsoe
    SG Harden, Wes Matthews, Mo Williams
    SF Crowder, Harris, Wiggins
    PF Millsap, Porzingis, T Jones
    C Whiteside, Gobert, Valanciunas
    Util

    I’m 3-0, this is a solid squad and it would be safe to hold. I’d like the streaming spot but something may eventually open up with an injury or Matthews/Williams becoming droppable. Buttt I really like Draymond so I denno

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dom: Oh I’m def doing that! Especially in a shallower league, nice to get best player, especially if it’s RJax+Crowder.

  13. Scott says:
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    Decision time bro!

    1st league, Covington is back, drop:
    capela
    Waiters
    Joe Johnson
    Bayless

    I also have:
    Payton
    Iguodala
    Young
    Kanter
    Wiggins
    Rubio
    Whiteside
    Draymond Green
    Klay Thompson

    2nd league, Collison back, drop:
    Booker
    Capela
    Cory Joseph
    Zach LaVine
    Ginobili
    Lamb

    I also have:
    Len
    Chandler
    Favors
    Ellis
    Gay
    Griffin
    Curry

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: I know he’s been good, but it’s Bayless for me, you need Capela’s help. Dropping… I think Booker in league 2

      • Scott says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Scott: Any time!

  14. JB,

    I have just been offered Dwight Powell for Alec Burks in an 11cat League (FG & FT Made). My team leads the league in scoring with guys like AD, Beal, Bledsoe, Lowry, Wiggins, Towns and we are even more dominant in FT Made. Rebounds are my weakness though.

    Would you swap Burls for Powell? Is the Dwight Powell experience for real?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ebonzieb: I still don’t trust his role and Burks fits those extra cats so well, I’d hold and try to find a better boarder

  15. Mike says:
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    Asked about a Pau trade a few days ago but was denied.

    12 Team 9 Cat H2H

    PG: Paul, Mo Will, Jennings[IL]
    SG: Wade, Burks, Barton
    SF: Gallo, Batum, Fournier
    PF: Draymond, Ryan Anderson
    C: Gobert, Monroe, Humphries(Stream)

    Trying to swing Gallo for Bosh. He wasnt Gallo/ Barton and offered Bosh/(Clarkson/Bjielica/Cj Miles)

    Should i do it? I kinda like Clarkson out of those three. I also could maybe get Aminu out of him instead.

    Im wary about my FT% though. Im am the best right now and Gallo is a HUGE part. He is 93% on almost 7 attempts. Trading him away i dont know if i should even ask for aminu becuase hes only at 72%.
    What do you think about these options?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Definitely! Gobert hurts FT, but not like Bosh and Clarkson coming in won’t help. Love that deal if you get rid of the Nugs for those 2

  16. J says:
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    Hey JB! Who should I play tonight? Gallo, porzingis, Barton, pick 2.
    Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: Ah sorry I missed ya! New schedule for me is making my comment times weird haha. Who’d you go with?

  17. hanns says:
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    what is ur opinion and wiggins ROS? I don’t really need points and he doesn’t offer that much. do you really think he will contribute in other CATs? I kind of want to trade him if he’s just goign to be a points person.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hanns: Yup, already did some more tonight! Obviously Pts and nice %s are his best assets though. I’m good selling him if you get enough back

      • hanns says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        would wiggins + sullinger be giving up too much for klay thompson? I think he’ll pick it up but no sure if he will be as good as last year.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @hanns: No I don’t think so in a vacuum, but Klay is only going to help more in 3s, I think their STL/BLK will be comparable

  18. patrickindo says:
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    got an offer my collison/pachulia/thorton for his wesley matthews/capela/david west

    what do you guys think?

    16 team 9cat h2h league

    many thanks and keep up the excellent work

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @patrickindo: Nahhhhh, West is blah and I think Colly is best in deal. Apreciate it will do!

  19. jau says:
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    Hey JB and Slim, thanks for the podcasts! 12 team, 9 cat h2h
    Got offered Terrence Jones and Danny Green for my Teague (and Dieng, but he’s irrelevant right now).
    My team is:
    Dragic, Burks, Payton, Clarkson, Teague
    Chandler Parsons, Draymond Green, Lebron James
    Gobert, Dieng
    Dion Waiters and Amir Johnson are my streams

    His team: Harden, Lillard, Bosh, LaVine, Schroder, Crowder, Danny Green, Markief Morris, Deron Williams, Terrence Jones, Eric Bledsoe, George Hill

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jau: Thanks for listening!Hmmm it’s close, but even with decent G I don’t like the hit on your AST, I would hold

      • jau says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        alright cool. how about my parsons and i get back the greek freak?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @jau: Love that one! Parsons looking better, but nice to sell off that game

  20. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    12 Team, Standard 9 CAT

    Bledsoe, IT, Jack
    Knight, Pope, Covington
    Durant, Gay, JGreen
    Markieff, Bjelica
    Millsap, Bogut

    Would you trade Pope for Porzingis or Aminu?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J: DEF PORZINGIS! But might be too late now 🙁 Prob not Aminu, but I hate Aminu haha

  21. Sam celtics fan says:
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    Hey guys? Quick Question hear- 8 cat 10 team keeper league for 25% more than the previous season- should I trade Rajon Rondo for Kemba Walker and Aaron Affalo? My other PGs are Eric Bledsoe and Elfrid Payton, and my 2 guards are Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks, and Otto Porter. Got Rondo for $1- should I do it or ask for more? If its more, what should I be looking for? Thanks

    • Sam celtics fan says:
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      @Sam celtics fan: Since you already answered this question here’s another one- I have Covington coming off the IR, should I drop him or Jae Crowder? Need some threes, that’s about it- maybe some defensive stats and good shooting.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Sam celtics fan: Yeah prob taking Walker, hmmm if no other option yeah Crowder can go

  22. Dante Green says:
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    I know I told you about my four Orl/Uta boys who are only playing two games each this week, but I didn’t really realize I was in a huge disadvantage until I checked my team’s remaining games and my opponent’s: I got 32 left, and he’s got a whopping 39. That’s a pretty huge discrepancy….. I was planning to stream somebody but I lost all interest after seeing this. Hah. Another loss is coming but I’m still hoping it’s not as awful as losing 2 to 7, I’d be happy with 4-5.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Yikes, that’s what my REL team had last week! But he had a lot of injuries, so it hurt.

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin: hah! What’s your record now? I’m still searching for my team’s identity, WTF. Three weeks in and I’m sitting at 11th place. Hah. Not really worried but I need to start winning sooner rather than later. Anyway, my Minny boys decided to crush my FG tonight, Wiggins and Bjelica going 8/28. What a bummer.

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Is it really time to cut ties with Bjelica? Or give it one last chance??

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: Oh I’m doing aight, two big wins and one big loss – 15-10-2. 6th outta 20. Well Wiggy was OK, but yeah, I warned a lot of commenter on Bjelica being more a streamer, he can go in 10/12ers

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        WTF, Smart can’t make a fucking basket. Dropping him already. What a waste of roster spot. Hah. I’m observing Hood and Gharris.

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        @JB Gilpin:
        Ended up dropping Bjelica (the young guns are just usage whores I can’t see him impacting the game) for Hood. Right now Jokic is beastin, would you grab him for Smart or Agordon? So sad I have to part ways with Agordon damn

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          @Dante Green: Hahaha, well I still like Smart over those two… But yeah he’ll be inconsistent. Totally with hood move. Nah, need to see more from jokic, got off bench for 40 secs game before haha

  23. Mark says:
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    Hey, trade question. In a 12 team, 9 cat h2h.
    Trading away KAT and ish smith for okafor and Isaiah/batum. What you think?

    Also I have favors and I’m thinkin of selling high on him. What sort of player can I look for in return? Thank you!

    • Mark says:
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      @Mark: also what about giving away KAT and jarret jack for Okafor and isiah/batum.

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Mark: I’m not an Okafor fan at all especially in 9cat, so I don’t love the deal, but IT2 or Batum make it work. Def rather giving up Ish. Favors would need to bring back a huge haul if I were to give him up, top-25 for sure

  24. Tyler says:
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    Monta + Covington or Markieff + McCollum + Jabari
    16team 9cat h2h redraft

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: Prob Monta side still, worried about CJ FG% and Jabari health

  25. Jerry says:
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    Hey, JB! Dragic was just dropped. Do you like him or Payton this season? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jerry: Tough one, I guess Payton but very close, def would get Dragic somehow

  26. Eddie Rooskie says:
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    I gotta say, the serious amounts of energy for a 6:30 a.m. podcast caught me off guard. Could’ve mistaken it for the usual evening ones. Why the masochistic change??

    And wheres the Blake Griffin mention!?

    So I evaluated my squad and I’m thinking about going for a punt FT/AST build depending on what I can realistically get for some of my guys.

    One of the offers on the table right now is
    My: Wall, Duncan, and Mo
    His: DeAndre, Rudy Gay, George Hill, Hibbert

    My current team is
    PG: Wall, Mo, Bayless
    SG: JR, Klay, Green, Kobe
    SF: Parsons
    PF: Jabari, Duncan
    C: Blockside, Gortat, Valanciunas,

    I think I have some solid rebounding already and could just use another shot blocker like DeAndre versus someone like Drummond and then do some trades for wing guys like Ariza and Wesley for those steals, treys, and points.

    Thoughts on this and maybe some potential trade targets for that build?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eddie Rooskie: Hahaha thanks man! I think we’re both morning people, so I kept it up even though I changed my sleep sched. Slim is used to mornings, that grandpa! We’ll be sure and talk some Griffin Thurs hahahahaa

      Whoa, that’s a monster haul! Whiteside killing blocks tonight! I wish instead of Hibbert it was a PG, as your AST are virtually a punt… I would like it if you had PG depth, I’d tweak it for a PG in there more than Hill

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        @JB Gilpin: Morning people are all aliens to me anyways, have to be from another planet. Hahah give the people what they want!!

        Triple double with blocks!? I know Slim is having some wet dreams tonight for sure..

        Well that’s what I’m gonna aim for I think. Punt assist and FT%, so I wanna strengthen my blocks, reb, fg% and minimize TO with DeAndre and Hibbert, and get some treys, steals, and points with Gay and Hill. I’m just so tempted to try and get Drummond because of his volume in the cats I need but I’m definitely gonna get more value in this trade.

        With that being said, you think it’s a good deal for what i wanna do?

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          @Eddie Rooskie: Hah we’ll be returning to our home planet soon! I dunno, Slim seemed annoyed at the Hack A Hassan and how I called out his hate for him. Yup with Whiteside it looks like punt FT might have to be a must. Yup that trade perfectly fits that strategy then, I’m good with it!

  27. Tyler says:
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    StanJo or Gary Harris?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: Taking StanJo

      • Tyler says:
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        @JB Gilpin: how bout Lauvergne? Would you still pick stanjo?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Tyler: Hmmm, if REB need only I’d get Lauvergne, but prob StanJo overall

  28. Yo says:
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    9 cat h2h – trade my pg13 for k love and rondo?

    Roster below

    Lillard
    Wiggins
    Paul George
    Pau gasol
    Bosh
    Robin Lopez
    Tyson chandler
    Darren collison
    Jeremy Lin
    Trey Burke
    Elfrid Payton
    Aaron Gordon

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yo: Nahhhh, I’m all in on PG13 and worry about Rondo’s % killing

  29. Y says:
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    10 team
    are any of these worth picking up?

    joakim noah, marcus smart, mcconnell, bjelica, stanley johnson, chalmers, bayless, jeff green

    looking for both short term and long term but generally more priority towards long term

    thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Y: Liking what I see from Smart, he sticks out. McConnell for AST is usable, rest are kinda streamable

      • Y says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        ok thanks! not noah? and do you think willie cauley-stein will be playing tmrw so I can stream him?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Y: Nah, the low %s and scoring keep Noah from being much better still. He’s a FT punt with no blocks and a handful of AST. WCS I would guess does play, but def some uncertainty there

  30. Lasandro says:
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    Aminu or Marvin Wil the Headsplitter for overall prod in 14cat roto? Williams had an absolute dud (as did batum, actually) but still brought back a 1/1/1 line (exactly that, actually). It’s a close one IMO..

    D-Will is also on the wire. Just after the best overall guy here. Deron won’t improve my FG%, that’s for sure. Barton (yet ANOTHER great line today), Noah, Colli also available. Please rank these guys.

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Had to jump the gun and grab Barton haha. I know you don’t like his role but the mins don’t lie and he played heavily with the starting unit. Have to take a flier even though the rest of these guys have a more defined role.

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        @Lasandro: Hahaha headsplitted tonight dat for sure! I’ll take Marvin I guess, not an Aminu guy, yes def close tho.

        I’d ride hot hand, too many good options. Barton until Colly is back. Another game with a crazy lopsided line and Davis getting hurt made Pels play so so small

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        @JB Gilpin: Haha I KNEW you’d mention the small-ball lineup! But their best lineup IS small-ball, so there’s not much choice but to play Barton close to 30min per, here on in. I look at him like what Burks is doing in Utah, don’t ya agree? Either way, dropped Marv for Barton because, as you mentioned, there’s some good options out there if things don’t work out. But I can’t be picking guys to stream constantly, as our league has a pickup limit on the season and you wanna save those pickups for when things get crazy right at the end of the season (#DNPs).

        Hm, you think Colli is going back to his great output pre-injury? If so, it’ll have to be between my Burks and Barton as the drop candidates for that pickup.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lasandro: Well, it was drastic last night – Asik out, Cunningham had to start at C, then they lost Brow. Nahhhhh Burks they need to play PG some, and I think it better overall. But, lots of options, I agree with the move. I do think Collison will be fine once 100%, might be a little rusty first game or two, then solid

        • Lasandro says:
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          @jb Gilpin: if Barton plays well today, what do I do then haha? Agree that burks is a hold

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Lasandro: Well he was OK, and we see a big issue with that role again…

  31. Should Kemba Walk....errrr says:
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    After Kenna’s good game at Madison square garden I got a 2 for 1 wade and Hibbert for kemba now i was just gonna accept to add depth since if wade goes down I have an IL BUT horrible playoff schedule….WWJBD?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Should Kemba Walk….errrr: If you had a huge need for a big I could see doing it, but I’m likely passing. A lot of vet risk and Hibbert is always bad post-ASB

  32. Wen says:
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    Hi JB and Slim, who has better overall value ROS?
    Ersan Ilyasova or Luol Deng

    Thanks for the advice.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wen: I’ll go Ilyasova, they seem kinda similar but I think Ily gets more 3s

  33. Wen says:
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    Also, Kent Bazemore shows up in the waiver. Who should I drop to add him or stay put?
    Will Barton, C.J. Miles, Andre Iguodala, J.R. Smith

    I am kind of leaning J.R. Smith. Thanks for the help.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Wen: Yeah Smith or Iggy would be fine, how deep is the league? I dunno if a question mark for how long that ankle will keep him out is worth rostering though…

  34. mark says:
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    zaza or amir johnson for tomorrows game? 9 cat h2h league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mark: Hmmm, I buy Boston D more than anything else I can point to, I’ll lean Amir but still lean Zaza more season-long.

  35. JG

    Dj says:
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    So looks like Mr. G and rest of rotoworld has little love for Wiggins. He had a fugly FG yday but the defensive stats showed up. I watched the whole game and he certainly got the “visiting” player treatment too– no foul on that almost posterizing Whiteside slam while getting hit in the face and no block scored on a shot by an opponent (think it was either Deng or Winslow during the 3rd qtr).

    His roto writeup pretty much discredits the stls and BLKs last night. Then the review of yday’s games…no mention of him for the Miami vs Twolves. Maybe he missed on out drafting him in a league and looking to get a buy low offer through. Lol

    Wiggins should really take it to the basket more on some modified iso formation. I think if he does more of that vs having the Lavine “take the jumpshot first” approach, he’s going to get a lot of space from defenders and he’ll have a lot more open looks. Driving probably will get defenses collapsing on him…easy dish out to a big bad KAT looking for the offensive rebound or a lot more open looks to Kmart/Lavine

    • Slim

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      @Dj: I watched this game start to finish and I absolutely agree with your analysis. How crazy would LeBron had gone if he didn’t get those calls? The would be dunk on Whiteside was going to be HUGE and Whiteside was no where near blocking it. Best he could do was slap at Wiggins face. I couldn’t believe that wasn’t a foul. The 2nd block was strange too. Pretty blatant block, I’m assuming the official scorer had to relieve himself or something. Wiggins played some really good defense on Wade and I think the steals are about to come in bunches, it isn’t a question of ability for me. It’s a question of comfort and I think as the year goes on it’s only going to improve. As for the Rotoworld people… I do not understand… He’s got more steals and blocks than McCollum, but they don’t shit on that part of his game, fewer TOs for Wiggins, and a much greater FT volume as well. The difference is percents in a small sample, with Wiggins hurt through most of it. I would still EASILY take Wiggins over CJ but I’m guessing they wouldn’t agree. Then again they said Mirotic was worth a look in the “early middle rounds”. I’m guessing they are backing off of that now.

      • JG

        Dj says:
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        @Slim: LOL! Thanks for chiming in. So Looks like 1st coaching casualty of the season belongs to McHale. If Thibs does end up replacing him, man, minutes galore for the starters. if so, Dwight going to get injured after 3 games..LOL

        • Slim

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          @Dj: Is it possible for Harden to average more than 48 min per game? And yeah if they sign Thib, I add Capela wherever he’s unowned.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Dj: @Slim: So glad to see that comment too! I flipped between broadcasts and I think it was the Wolves that said Whiteside “3 stooges”-ed him haha. And the dunk was happening if not his eye almost poked out. Goggles time!

            Yup saw that McHale at lunch with my life, I was like “WHOA!!!” looking at the TV. She’s like “WHAT?!?!?!” I was like, THEY FIRED MCHALE! And she said, “oh I thought it was something serious…” Surprised me

  36. Wilson says:
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    hi i am in a roto league, 9 teams
    i need REB and BLK mainly, also PTS
    One team trade his Monroe for my Gallinari

    Is it worthy for me to agree the trade? He also has Kanter, who is better? thanks

    • Slim

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      @Wilson: Monroe isn’t really a shot blocker but I would take him over Gallo given the needs. Although you do lose a few points… Kanter is garbage. Avoid at all costs. Even with Durant down he isn’t seeing 20 min.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Wilson: @Slim: Deffff Monroe, and I’d do it, always worth asking for Kanter to come with Monroe if you wanna be greedy 🙂 and as long as you have a scrub to drop

  37. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey JB & Slim, whats good?

    Would you make this move in a 8 cat, 10 team h2h league? My squad is real light on boards, blocks, & steals but solid everywhere else:

    I give: Bledsoe, M. Gasol, Wiggins
    I get: Boogie, Love, Baze

    Not sure the guy will would actually accept it, he wants Lillard, but as a Rip City dweller, I can’t do that…

    Thanks bros!

    • Slim

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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: Yeah I wouldn’t move Lillard either. It’s not a bad trade… Bledsoe has been so good… but boogie in 8cat… assuming Bazemore is fine, or at least close then I guess it’s alright. There is a pretty big loss of assists though.

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Slim: Thanks man, I’ve got Dame, Bledsoe, Dragic, and Schroder.

        The rebounds from Boogie and K Love are really tough for me to pass up.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Slim: @OldMilwaukeePounders: Hmmm I dunno. Boogie is obviously best in deal in 8cat, but Love isn’t as special in the format, I honestly think you’re giving up too much. I’d need someone better than Baze on the end, hopefully a back end PG, even though it does fit your needs getting REB.

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            @JB Gilpin: Thanks for the input fellas.

  38. Mark says:
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    In a 9 cat h2h, do u think this trade is unfair. It just got vetoed in my league.

    Anthony Davis and gortat for Blake griffin, oladipo, and demar

    • Slim

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      @Mark: If Brow was healthy I’d say it isn’t enough to get him but no where near a veto.

      • Slim

        Slim says:
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        @Slim: I can’t even tell which side they think is getting the “unfair advantage”. Although I would argue that isn’t a good enough reason to veto…

        • Mark says:
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          @Slim: everyone thinks the Blake side is better cuz they believe AD is Gona keep missing games and Pelicans are Gona be cautious.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Slim: @Mark: Wow, I woulda thought argument would be for Davis! He might even play tonight! Absolute horse shit the whole veto system. Make it commish review and have the commish hear the sides of both people and the league, ever since I did that virtually no trades are vetoed since everyone has to talk about it, and can’t anonymously hit veto

  39. Eric says:
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    At this point would you rather have Kevin Durant or Anthony Davis in an H2H League?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eric: Still Brow, might even play tonight, or at least be back before Durant, who I think has some lingering injury concerns of his own. Def closer than it was draft day…

      • Eric says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Haha thanks, trying to work a trade for Brow haha

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Eric: Nice yeah it obviously has risk and can’t pay #1 ADP, but owners might be frustrated and give a discount right now haha

  40. Pau Right In the Kisser says:
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    What do you think about teague + rubio for jack + aminu in a 12 team 9 cat h2h?

    • Pau Right In the Kisser says:
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      @Pau Right In the Kisser: Or Teague + Noah for Jack = Aminu.

      Thanks!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Pau Right In the Kisser: @Yo: Yeah def keeping Teague side in both. Jack I think is solid and underrated, but Aminu I’m not a fan of and Teague is by far best in deals. Any time!

  41. bangbang says:
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    Is Aaron Gordon worth a start over Joe Johnson, Smart, or Powell?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bangbang: You mean in weekly leagues? Or worth owning? I’d rather own him over Powell for the upside…

  42. J. says:
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    Hey…do you think Whiteside was a little low on your rankings? Kinda regretting drafting gobert over him…

  43. YO says:
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    do you think you ranked whiteside a little too low? kinda regret drafting gobert over whiteside now…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @YO: Sorry I think filter got ya, but commenting through either name should work right away now!

  44. Lasandro says:
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    Got offer BLo for my KAT in my 14cat roto. I mean, it’s so effin razor close. Upside vs steady contribution when healthy. I need help with my FG% and brds.. realise I’ll lose 2-3 brds per if I accept, but those pts and FG% should be nice right?

    Also, what are your thoughts on Jack these days? I know ppl tend to hate on him (being 32 prob doesn’t help) but he looks so comfortable in that offense and is stuffing the stat sheet of late. If I were to trade him, would someone like Batum or Monroe be good value? What range of player should I target?

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Haha just tried for a Jack for Batum or Monroe and they weren’t pleased. One person went as far as to call him wire fodder. Geez, he’s only 7th in the L in asts and posting 15ppg and 4brds with a 3. Anyway, would be intersted hearing your thoughts on trade targets with Jack.

      If all else fails, I’ll push a Kat and Jack for BLo and Teague deal. May bite me in the short run but if Jack does indeed get traded, it’d work out later. The KAT for BLo straight-up deal is still on the table and I’m still mulling over it… both posted solid lines today with KAT going a little HAM on the blocks. However, Skiles benched Vic so there would’ve been more boards available out there (hence Rubio’s 12)

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: I dunno man, Brolo still scares me too much, I keep KAT. Yeah the hate on Jack is crazy! Def taking either Batum or Monroe, but yeah not shocked they got mad. Teague one I like, huge upgrade in PG is worth losign KAT for Brolo

  45. Lasandro says:
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    Also, screw Gobert! I’m sick of seeing so many huge dub-dub numbers coming outta these other centers and he’s not doing much to warrant me buring a third round pick in such a shallow league. TJones pulling down 2brds. What a piece of sht fantasy day for me… Shoulda just grabbed Whiteside *sigh* End of rant.

    Hood is really picking it up in UTA. Perhaps this’ll start eating into Burks’ value. Would you rather Colli, Marv Will, Aminu or DWill? Will prob drop my Barton too..

    • Lasandro says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Another thought for shits and giggles: who would you deem a good 1-for-1 player for my Lillard? We’ve already established you think Kawhi isn’t quite high enough. What about PG? I owned him when he was awesome 2 seasons ago, but he’s playing even better than he did that season, right now. Don’t think it’s a fluke either, just a change in pace and him alternating between the 3 and 4. DMC perhaps? Would you rather I kept Lillard and tried to unload LBJ while he’s playing this well? And who for? This’d actually make for an interesting subject on your next pod, I reckon – upgrading ever so slightly by trading an elite for another based on current/perceived value 😉

      This is my 14cat roto btw, so all brd cats are covered as well as all %s. I’m smashing out ASTs at the moment and lacking in FG%, as stated above. Cheers man

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: Haha someone else saying the same above on Gobert over Whiteside, and like I said above, hack-a-Whiteside worked and won MIN the game so might hurt his mins vs. Gobert. Def rather hold Lillard and try to sell LeBron high. Hah, I’ll bring it up on Tuesday! Cheers as always my man

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb Gilpin: ah, such clear and concise answers – thanks man! Well LBJ for who? None of the top 5 players are leaving their owners. Do I just swap for PG? Wall? DMC?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lasandro: Hah we try not to waffle! Get a package! I mean, I can’t see all the rosters, love getting PG and something if that owner will bite

  46. greg says:
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    Hi, just want to ask who gets the edge in this trade.

    Wiggins/Valanciunas to Horford/Danny Green

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @greg: I obviously love Wiggins, but I gotta take Horford side he looks unreal

  47. DK says:
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    Someone offered me Markieff for my Zaza or Kanter. Should I take it? I mean Markieff shouldn’t be this bad going forward.

    This is my current team:

    Guards: Wall, IT2, MoWil, Dragic, Beal, Bazemore, J.Johnson, KMart
    Forwards: Gobert, Favors, Kanter, Zaza, Dieng

    • Lasandro says:
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      @DK: You get to choose? Oh I’d lose Kanter for Kieff any day. Zaza is anything if consistent in DAL and chips in those dimes and a block every couple of games. Kieff should improve IMO..

      • DK says:
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        @Lasandro: he changed his mind. Wants my Zaza after his 14 reb performance.

      • Lasandro says:
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        @DK: Stupid Zaza!! That’s close man.. what he did yesterday is kinda his absolute peak, whereas I know Kieff can hit that 17/7 mark with a 3, stl and blk on a regular occasion this season. But his mind is not focused right now for some reason, so there’s a touch of risk. Sounds all very needs-based, so I’d hope that JB gets back to ya soon. If you’re alright giving up Obrds and a couple of brds in general, a couple of asts, too.. then go for it.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @DK: @Lasandro: Definitely on both! I think Zaza and Kanter are about even, totally good with Zaza one. He is kinda old and DAL showing they bench vets frequently, even though it hasn’t hit him yet.

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